President Bush and Moses

From my li'l brother, Thom:Recently while going through an airport during one of his many trips,President Bush encountered a man with long gray hair, wearing a white robeand sandals, holding a staff. President Bush went up to the man and said, "Has anyone told you that you look like Moses?"The man never answered. He just kept staring straight ahead.The President said, "Moses!" in a loud voice.The man just stared ahead, never acknowledging the President.Bush pulled a Secret Service … [Read more...]

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Good economic news

Hmmm...tax revenues up - a lot. We see a 25% drop in the deficit. Unemployment down to 5%...why I remember when the press crowed that 5.6% unemployment was "full employment," but of course, that was in the 1990's when good news was allowed to be good news....an unexpected leap in tax revenue is about to shrink the federal budget deficit this year, by nearly $100 billion.It wasn't unexpected in all quarters.Not surprisingly, the NY Times could only find critics to quote on this story. … [Read more...]

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Bush dances with free people; Albright danced with Kim Jong Il

It's been fun to watch the videos and read the accounts of President Bush's trip to Georgia. I know that for those who do not like him, who - let's face it - hate him, there is nothing charming in these pictures or videos, and his speech sounds like nothing particularly remarkable.People who have lived in freedom their whole lives and do not even realize how their own liberties are being undermined look at President Bush and see...well, I don't know what they see.A swaggering cowboy, … [Read more...]

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Revisionist history? Just go read the Whitehall speech!

Instapundit has a "scroll-down-to-read-it" roundup of what he is calling Revisionist History. You know, the old, "Bush never said 'nuthin' 'bout liberating the Iraqi's until he couldn't find the WMD" meme.Sez Prof. Reynolds: Hmm. Must've missed the 2003 State of the Union address, where Bush said:Different threats require different strategies. In Iran we continue to see a government that represses its people, pursues weapons of mass destruction and supports terror.We also see Iranian … [Read more...]

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Is there more behind Bush’s strong words to Syria?

I love this post from Captain Ed wherein he reprints the comments from Daniel Schorr over at the Christian Science Monitor - who quotes the president as describing his plan to free Iraq and thus shake up the ME a month before the Iraq operation began. President Bush said then, of Operation Iraqi Freedom:"The world has a clear interest in the spread of democratic values, because stable and free nations do not breed the ideologies of murder. They encourage the peaceful pursuit of a better … [Read more...]

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Pssst, it was called Operation Iraqi FREEDOM!

Via Polipundit.This is sweet. Jon Stewart understands. He moans. But he understands.Stewart: But what do you make of–here’s my dilemma, if you will. I don’t care for the way these guys conduct themselves–and this is just you and I talking, no cameras here [audience laughter]. But boy, when you see the Lebanese take to the streets and all that, and you go, “Oh my God, this is working,” and I begin to wonder, is it–is the way that they handled it really–it’s sort of like, “Uh, OK, my daddy hits me, … [Read more...]

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Europe saving face by finding Bush “changed”

I think it's pretty funny, actually. When Bush went to Europe in 2001, he was being castigated before he even got there as a "Cowboy" and "moron" etc, etc. While he was there he was treated with the absolute minimum of respect by Chirac and Schroeder and the rest (and the press) and at his departure, Bush was called "cold."After the Whitehall speech, Europe grudgingly called the speech itself "visionary" but they allowed the A.N.S.W.E.R. crowd and its "marches" to relay the message that Europe … [Read more...]

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Astonishing photo of Lebanese taking it to the streets

You can see the photo here. Powerline also has a good link to get up to speed with the story. CUANAS also has the story and adds this thought:This "Independance Uprising" is a residual effect of America's "cowboy-like" policies. Our "imperialism" has spread democracy to two countries already in the past two years, and now a third country is threatened with democracy. We live in frightening times, and we have Bushitler to thank for it. The hunger for freedom and Democratic representation is … [Read more...]

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Not everyone wants or needs to go to college

I really, really admire our First Lady. I think she is the epitome of grace and style, and she's a smart cookie, to boot. That's why I am so let-down by this article detailing the kick-off for her campaign to help "at-risk" youths, and her remarks.It's not that anything she said was wrong, bad or in any way offensive - nothing was - but I am disappointed with this:"When young people get to high school, you can help them see that higher education doesn't have to be just a dream, but it can be a … [Read more...]

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Mr. Bush makes them feel small and cheap

For years now I have been marvelling at how President Bush, since coming into office, has pulled the masks off of everyone in politics, both in America and abroad. Sick with hate, people who had managed for years to present themselves as reasonable people suddenly could not maintain the pretence. Masks fell left and right. Sometimes, in watching members of the press and the government expose themselves, I would feel like I was an observer at a mad masquerade just after the clock struck midnight: … [Read more...]

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