The Job Summit Theatricale

Oh, my goodness.President "Duality" Obama wanted his pointless but flashy "jobs summit" to be grounded in reality, not "at 30,000 feet." He wanted to hear "details" and "real solutions," but cautioned that nothing much would be changed by the "summit." He said the private sector was the only way we'd get out of this mess, but that the uninvited private sector is the problem, because small businesses are greedily looking after their own survival, rather than hiring more people that they'll … [Read more...]

Katrina: Democrat, Ike: Republican

Over at Pajamas Media, Dr. Melissa Clouthier is having trouble integrating after Hurricane Ike even though, as she quickly admits, many are much worse off than she.Every home — and that is not an exaggeration — had at least one tree down. The community is called The Woodlands for a reason. Trees define it. The question was where the trees went. Many went through the roofs of their owner’s homes causing flooding.Saturday morning brought unrelenting rain, so a hole in the roof meant water dam … [Read more...]

Side-by-side Gibson questions & more…

It is indisputably a good thing to ask a possible future Vice President tough and substantive questions. What is bothering many (my email is bulging) is the seeming unwillingness of the press to subject a possible future President to the same rigorous examination.Bill from Ahwatukee Musings passed this along to me, from a Hillary Clinton forum, of all places. I don't know anything about the writer, Nancy Kallitechnis, but she makes some interesting observations about the difference between … [Read more...]

The Silence of the Rodham, the Unfree Press

Some of my friends and I are wondering at the utter silence of Hillary Clinton since Gov. Palin's introduction last Friday. Aside from her generic "we should all be proud" statement, Mrs. Clinton has been pretty mum, and my friends and I have been wondering about it, in a "so much for sisterhood" sort of way.You'd think Hillary - a "lifelong advocate for women and children" - would be stepping up, mildly, even, to ask her Angry Left friends to at least pretend - give a little lip service - to … [Read more...]

The Talked-Down Economy circa 2005 – UPDATED

:::This is a repost of a piece from December of 2005, which I came across while researching this post. I reprint it here to give a little perspective on just how determinedly the press has been talking down the economy, and for how long. It's really staggering to consider.:::THERE GO 800,000 JOBS? NOT REALLY!Joseph at Straight Shot of Politics has decided that he is a consumer of news and information, while I and others like me are not so much consumers of news and informations as … [Read more...]

Tim Robbins’ “chill wind” blows via Pelosi et al

"We are all going to have to rethink how we deal with this, because there are all these competing values ... Without any kind of editing function or gatekeeping function, what does it mean to have the right to defend your reputation?" she said.Hillary Clinton, circa 1998 continued:"I don't have any clue about what we're going to do legally, regulatorily, technologically -- I don't have a clue. But I do think we always have to keep competing interests in balance. I'm a big pro-balance person. … [Read more...]

Voting to Kill – UPDATED

National Review's Jim Geraghty is a writer with a deft touch; he has a way of keeping heavy subjects light, and often he will surprise a reader with a disarming quip or clever turn of phrase, where they least expect it.That deft touch is apparent, and appreciated, throughout his new book, Voting to Kill; How 9/11 Launched the Era of Republican Leadership, which takes a look at the US political landscape pre-and-post 9/11 and finds that the Democrats are digging themselves a security hole from … [Read more...]

Media Events overtake News

It's hard to keep up with all the interesting and important news out there, when the world seems to be buzzing about almost nothing but Bill Clinton and pals trying to shut down a movie and the seemingly-ever-ascending Katie Couric.I mean, there are some very big stories out there, like,1) The revelation by President Bush yesterday that we have managed to thwart numerous attacks by terrorists. Or the acknowledgement by the press that President Bush has reframed the whole issue.2)That … [Read more...]

2006: A choice between control freaks?

I tend to concur this part of an interesting post at Called as Seen in this post:It seems that the only real reason to get out an vote these days is the war on terror. At least the Republicans will fight. And so, I guess my vote is decided. All I can do at this point is to make clear that my vote comes in spite of the House GOP's obstinancy and disingenuous maneuvering on immigration, despite the poor treatment of the UAE (a valuable ally in the war on terror), and despite the fact that the … [Read more...]

Can the Dems get serious, soon?

Let's see...the madman of Iran is coming to the UN via Cuba...President Bush has, in two days, made two remarkable - and exceedingly serious - speeches, the first on Iran and the second on military tribunals and how we are capturing terrorists and using the information gleaned from them to prevent further attacks (that second speech did a lot of myth-correcting, so you won't see much about it in the press - go read the speech)...And all we're hearing - ALL we're hearing - from the Democrats … [Read more...]