10 Questions WH Press Corps left unasked

From the Dept. of Everyday He Is On TV:Yesterday's O-presser was a little interesting. The White House seems to be doing what I predicted the other day; they're suggesting that the so-so Cairo speech was the impetus for the popular uprising in Iran. Funny how that worked out. When the president finally figured out what was the right side to be on, then it was the side he'd always vociferously been on, and in fact, he caused the whole thing to happen. But the Weenee diplomacy is still … [Read more...]

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Condi Rice appointee kept Twitter going…

Very interesting story out of media bistro.When BayNewser heard that someone from the State Department had called Twitter to ask them to delay maintenance to allow Iranians to continue tweeting, we pictured some fusty old guy at Foggy Bottom in a rumpled Brooks Brothers suit and wayward spectacles.Imagine our surprise, then, when we learned that, instead, it was a 27-year-old whiz kid whose job is to advise the State Department on how to use social media to promote U.S. interests the Middle … [Read more...]

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One of THOSE round-ups

Yes, this is going to be one of THOSE round-ups, where I clear off all my open tabs of things I just read, and pass them off to you; covering everything from my personal stuff to a video recommendation or two.Fluff: Ann Althouse is running the inevitable captioning thread on this picture. Now I am on record as finding Michelle Obama to be an attractive woman with a mostly pleasing sense of style (but dubious judgment, as in wearing $540 sneakers to a food bank). But I have to admit, my … [Read more...]

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There go 150,000 jobs!

I'm not entirely sure the president hasn't reached outside of the scope of his job in setting emission standards - oh, what am I talking about - Obama is the Imperial President; the scope of his job extends to any place he says it does! He can do anything he wants to; (cuz he won) and the press won't complain. If he wants to come over to your house tomorrow and inspect your pantry shelves to make sure you're getting enough vitamin C and not too much fat, they'll be championing him for it. … [Read more...]

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Did Obama check his bow to Abdullah? – UPDATES!

Let me say right off the bat, I have never thought, as apparently many still do, that Barack Obama was a Muslim. Obama said he was a Christian, and - although it is difficult to believe he sat in Jeremiah Wright's church for 20 years and never heard him utter racist or anti-American sentiments - I tend to take people at their word, until their behavior informs me otherwise.Such is the case, here. President Obama's own behavior has me wondering.I don't like this video. Spin it any way you … [Read more...]

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Workers: Embrace your mandatory volunteerism!

Comrades, I am out today, but wanted to throw a few links up.On the heels of the very interesting Mike Rowe, of "Dirty Jobs", and his thoughts on work, dignity and AIG rage, some very disturbing reading, much of it thanks to Larwyn:Every American a Volunteer: the incomprehensible legislation that is speeding through Congress and will take away your right to do or not do a thing. So much for Freedom in America, circa 2009.Obama presses for more power, less transparency. What you O-lovers … [Read more...]

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A President who values the presidency

Got this from over at Ann Althouse's place:It's very moving.But what is most profoundly interesting to me is how this man - this former president - shows such obvious pride and pleasure that "four presidents" inquired after his wife's health.It tells you everything about who the man is, and how much this nation and the office of the president means to a WWII flyboy and hero, for whom America is the passionate shining light of his life. One gets the sense that even though he has been … [Read more...]

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A Marginal Tax Rate of 90%?

If you missed it, go read the whole post over at Instapundit (all emphasis mine):I explained to [Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-Pleasanton)] that even people who make $150k in Northern Cal. are not “rich” and should not be taxed as if they were...I also expressed my concern that about half the people in the country now pay no income taxes, so there is overwhelming incentive for them to keep voting for democrats and therefore higher taxes for the rest of us. He told me that he thought tax rates s … [Read more...]

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Obama & Dems: Put your dreams away…UPDATED

My husband works for a company that is trying to sell their product to places like Lowe's and Home Depot.I hear Obama say "BUILDING SPRAWL STOPS NOW!" and I think, there go 800,000 jobs. And along with those jobs, probably another 100,000 jobs in retail and business technologies.And there goes an awful lot of tax revenue. How we are supposed to pay for this beast of a bill without taxable earnings is something the great "I Won" - who can't say a positive word about industry, … [Read more...]

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The $13 a week stimulus – UPDATED

Hey, $13 dollars is $13, I guess. In January that falls to $8.Here is our 800 billion dollar stimulus mostly-spending bill we must see passed, and we must gratefully accept as the only possible solution to our "catastrophic" problems and our growing malaise. The ONLY solution.This other one, over here, brought up by another Democrat? Ignored. Just ignored.I just have one thing to ask:What does Michelle Obama suggest we do - how we will stimulate the economy with our $13?As I … [Read more...]

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