Archive for January 2010

Democrats in Shambles

Michael Barone has a dire prognosis for Democrats in November: Democrats fall as fast as Nixon Republicans in 1974 I have not seen a party’s fortunes collapse so suddenly since Richard Nixon got caught up in the Watergate scandal and a president who carried 49 states was threatened with impeachment and removal from office. Obamacare,…

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Did Obama Give The GOP The Finger?

The video is at Real Clear Politics. Watch it and decide for yourself. I think he has done this too often for it to have an innocent explanation. It’s his trademark now. He did it to Hillary quite clearly, and the audience laughter made clear that they understood it. He did it to McCain during…

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Libertarianism versus Liberalism

If you don’t watch videos on blogs because it takes too long, please make an exception for this one. It’s great. Stossel’s interview of Nick Gillespie of Reason Magazine and Reason TV turns into a debate between Gillespie and a blond food nazi from the audience. The contrast between libertarian and liberal world views is…

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British Newspapers and American Bloggers Only Source of Climategate News

Once again we rely on British newspapers to report the stories our own newspapers don’t think is important. The latest revelation that American Journalists have no interest in reporting is that Climategate scientists conduct was not only unethical but also illegal: From the U.K. Daily Mail: Scientists broke the law by hiding climate change data:…

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The New Yorker Goes To A Tea Party

The Movement The rise of Tea Party activism. by Ben McGrath At The New Yorker. You wouldn’t expect an enthusiastic article about the Tea Party Movement from the pinnacle of Manhattan elitism, but this one is fairly well balanced and provides some interesting history and insightful analysis on the rise of Tea Party Activism. The…

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Obama Caves On KSM Trial in NYC

The Washington Post reports that Obama has decided not to put 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed on trial in New York City. The pressure has been mounting for reversal of this boneheaded decision to treat enemy combatants as no different than domestic criminals. It’s still not clear whether this decision is to try terrorists in…

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Pelosi Determined to Pass Obamacare By Any Means Necessary

The last Rasmussen Poll on healthcare showed that 61% of the American people want Congress to drop healthcare and focus on other issues. Last Friday, January 22nd, Pelosi said the House did not have the votes to pass Obamacare. Rasmussen said no more polling would be done unless the Democrats developed a new approach, in…

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Update: Challenge To California’s “May Issue” Law

On January 15th I posted: Challenge to California’s May Issue Law in which I extolled the virtues of a possibly “wise Latina Judge” [no kidding] who is learned in the law and apparently believes in liberty as well. Justice Sonja Sotomayor please give us your comments! The plaintiff in that case has a website that…

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Colorado Republicans To Get A Boost From Obama

The Denver Post reports that Obama will come to Colorado in February to campaign for the accidental Senator Michael Bennet and Denver Mayor Hickenlooper who is running for governor. Cool. The Colorado Republican Party can use all the help it can get in its efforts to defeat these two. Colorado GOP Chairman Dick Wadhams said:…

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Ford Bails Itself Out

Don Surber of the Charlston Daily News: After posting record losses in 2008, Ford posted a $2.7 billion profit for 2009, the Detroit Free Press reported. This was a stunning improvement of $17.4 billion from that loss of $14.7 billion in a single year. That was without the $50 billion taxpayer subsidy that GM received.…

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