JFK, RFK Your old party is overrun with Master Bullies!

I am so glad to see this article by Doug MacEachern in The Arizona Republic. He notes, quite rightly, that the last great Democrats (from back when the Democrat Party was a serious party, almost choking with greatness) would never behave like the small, bigoted and peculiar people we've see seething, whining, threatening run away or do something violent over the past few weeks.Considering JFK believed in low taxes, smaller government and a strong defense, I wonder if he would even BE a Democrat … [Read more...]

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Celebrate Diversity! (Except of Thought…)

Ah, the tolerant left in all its unhinged glory. Compassionate and accepting of any and all who agree with them, ready to rise up against those who do not. Aren't they sweet? Don't go to the link if you have ef-word issues! :-) Hattip to Kelli, who linked to it in the comments section of Polipundit.com. I'm sorry, but it's all so adolescent. When are they going to grow up, these folks who call us Nazis. Sheesh.UPDATE: Oh, look...now we're unteachably ignorantWhat bigots. What true ignorance is … [Read more...]

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Ah, 1996, when 5.6 unemployment was ‘full employment’.

Finally, a study confirms my sometimes cobwebby memory. The Free Market Project's study entitled One Economy, Two Spins spells it out:The major national media turned similar economic numbers into a positive story for then-President Bill Clinton in 1996 and negative news against President George W. Bush in 2004.I KNEW I remembered hearing from everyone in the mainstream media - and Hillary Clinton herself - that 5.6% unemployment was essentially "Full Employment."It's that old Clinton-good, … [Read more...]

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Integrity! Integrity! Integrity!

The best moment of the most boring debate I've ever seen:John Kerry carrying on about his mother, on her deathbed telling him: Remember...Integrity! Integrity! Integrity!Lowenstien! Lowenstein! Lowenstein!Rosebud! Rosebud! Rosebud!Geez. I wanted to puke.I'm sure Mrs. Kerry was a lovely lady, and I am sorry that she apparently had a miserable illness.But puh-leeze.I guess Kerry decided that he DARE not exploit Christopher Reeve's death any further, thus he needed an available corpse. So he … [Read more...]

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Stop hyperventilating! Save yer breath fer yer porridge!

I'll admit, I have my moments where - having allowed myself to spend too many hours reading blogs and the mainstream press - I get rather feverish, and subject myself to the sort of gasping and hand-wringing that I've been reading in various "comments" sections over the past few days. "Oh my GAWD! The NEWSWEEK Poll! We're all gonna DIE!!!!"And so I'm kind of proud of myself that I didn't succumb to the temptation to despair this time around. I was only mildly disappointed that the president … [Read more...]

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Michael Kelly and David Bloom deserve better from their profession

So, there I was, two days away from news, battling the mother of all stomach flus. I will spare you the details, although none spared me, and I come back to the keyboard to find that the mainstream press has finally co-ordinated their perspectives on the Kerry/Swiftvets story.Apparently, they've decided that they needn't ask Kerry anything at all about fitness reports, after action reports, medal citations signed some years after they were issued. Nah. They aren't even going to discuss the Kerry … [Read more...]

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