Archive for December 2009

Not a Good Year For Obama

A 61% approval on immaculation day has fallen to 50% in the Real Clear Politics average of 11 different polls, and to 46% in both the Rasmussen and Quinnipiac Poll. The Rasmussen polls are well regarded for their large sample (1500) and they cover “likely voters” as opposed to merely registered voters or just people…

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The Looming Fannie and Freddie Scandal

The three videos below should be viewed in conjunction with these two posts at Charles Rowley’s Blog: The Scandal At 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW The Scandal Widens to Both Ends of Pennsylvania Avenue UPDATE: At The Wall Street Journal Peter Wallison reports: The Price For Fannie and Freddie Keeps Going Up–Barney Frank’s decision to ‘roll…

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Homicide: Down in D.C.-Up in Baltimore

Unless killers make a big push in the next two days Washington D.C. will end the year with the fewest number of homicides since 1964. So far in 2009 D.C. homicides number 138 compared to 184 at the same time last year. The decline in D.C. follows a national trend that I detailed in my…

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Obama The Great Pretender

Dick Cheney made this statement yesterday to Politico: “As I’ve watched the events of the last few days it is clear once again that President Obama is trying to pretend we are not at war. He seems to think if he has a low key response to an attempt to blow up an airliner and…

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I, Sniper by Stephen Hunter

I think I’ve read every book Stephen Hunter has written and his latest is I, Sniper. It is just released today so I haven’t read it, but it looks to be a good one. It’s available on Kindle also. Hunter is fascinated by “the secret physics of gunfights.” His American Gunfight is a 384-page book…

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Winchester to Supply ICE With 200 Million Rounds

Winchester gets a contract to supply ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) with 200 million rounds of 135 grain hollow points in .40 caliber pistol ammo over the next five years. One nice thing about a government job would be having all the free ammo you can shoot and a private range to do it. Paco…

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