WaPo Bails Out Obama!

Okay, I'm sort of joking with that headline. I'm giddy and need a break from my project.To be fair, Robert J. Samuelson, whom I like, does try to take a constructively critical view to President Obama's stimulus:But in practice, the stimulus could disappoint. Parts of the House package look like a giant political slush fund, with money sprinkled to dozens of programs. There's $50 million for the National Endowment for the Arts, $200 million for the Teacher Incentive Fund and $15.6 billion … [Read more...]

From Email: Fairness, Life, Secrecy, Caroline

Not too much hate-mail, lately, which is a nice change. Someone from the left actually wrote that she appreciated how "fair" I was to Michelle Obama on her clothes.Well, thank you, I try to be fair. No one can be, all the time, but I would hope that that correspondent has been at least as "fair" to Bush once in a while in the past few years. What am I saying, I'm sure she has been! :-)THANKING YOU for your prayers: This military family writes to tell me that Beloved is finally home, and … [Read more...]

Obama = Bush 3?

Oh, the headline is just there to piss some people off, but I was really shocked (and somewhat gratified) to see this bit by the Daily Show..cc_box a:hover .cc_home{background:url('http://www.comedycentral.com/comedycentral/video/assets/syndicated-logo-over.png') !important;}.cc_links a{color:#b9b9b9;text-decoration:none;}.cc_show a{color:#707070;text-decoration:none;}.cc_title a{color:#868686;text-decoration:none;}.cc_links a:hover{color:#67bee2;text-decoration:underline;}The Daily Show With … [Read more...]

Inaugural Speech Reactions (continuous update)

Keep checking back here, as I will continually update with reactions...(Scroll Down for Updates)Gross. Sorry, he is not the Lamb of God. We already have one.As I said below, President Obama's Inaugural speech was very well presented, and there were a few stirring phrases in there, but it also had some weak points and cheap shots and - Shrum to the contrary - I don't believe the thing will be "engraved".Or maybe it will, if the Triumphalism of the Church of Obama actually lasts. But we … [Read more...]