Obama creates (not just saves) 670 new jobs!

    From a report about the opening of the AFL-CIO convention that Obama is genuflecting before speaking at today…. Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., sent the convention videotaped hellos with effusive praise. “I look forward to working with your leadership team in the future,” Pelosi said. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis echoed Pelosi in her speech Monday. She also called Sweeney | Read More »

    Armed invasion w/o imminent threat; no WMD found

    I’m not talking about the US vs Iraq, but the FBI vs some NYC houses. What is one to think when there is intelligence saying there’s a dangerous buildup of weapons, so you invade and don’t find what you were looking for? Hmmm…. The FBI falls under DOJ, so I’m sure the Democrats will be demanding that Holder resign or be fired for lying about | Read More »

    I hope no one’s right were violated!

    AP reports that residences in Queens were raided by a joint terrorism task force. Questions I can think of: Were any wiretaps used? If so, did the ACLU pre-approve their usage? Was any Muslim involved? If so, was CAIR invited to make sure nothing offensive was done? If it was a task force on terrorism, was this related to the 9/12 march (since those are | Read More »

    Obama v Obama on Medicare cuts

    11 months ago, Candidate Obama criticized Candidate McCain for not having enough specifics in his health care plan. And he claimed McCain would implement “drastic” cuts of hundreds of billions of dollars to Medicare, using figures from a John Podesta group, not from McCain himself. Now here we are 8 months into President Obama’s tenure. He still lacks the sort of specifics he criticized McCain | Read More »

    More Obama lies: insurance company anecdote and Dingell bill

    From Obama’s speech: One man from Illinois lost his coverage in the middle of chemotherapy because his insurer found that he hadn’t reported gallstones that he didn’t even know about. They delayed his treatment, and he died because of it. He repeated a lie about the poor Illinois guy who died because his insurance got cut off. In fact, it WAS suspended but reinstated (with | Read More »

    Open thread on Obama’s health care speech tonight

    I’ll take the suggestion below to call this an open thread since the info I posted under “Obama/Obamacare numbers continue to plummet” is really too short to be a decent diary. But I’ll kick it off with what I had written under the original title… Today the AP released a summary of a poll taken last week. Overall disapproval of Obama jumped from 42% to | Read More »


    The compassionate UK strikes again – are we headed in that direction?

    This Sun article more or less says that the British system, where 1) jail times are lenient to begin with, 2) often reduced by an appeals court and 3) reduced automatically after that, is a revolving door for convicted terrorists. Given that the direction under Obama that will make it harder and harder to put detainees away forever, is this the sort of future we | Read More »

    About those better medical stats abroad…

    Does it help pad the infant mortality rate and life expectancy if you mandate that early preemies must be left to die and then don’t count those as being born alive? Doctors left a premature baby to die because he was born two days too early, his devastated mother claimed yesterday. Sarah Capewell begged them to save her tiny son, who was born just 21 | Read More »


    VERY important comments from Pelosi and Reid today

    This is just under 8 minutes long, so if embedding it is a no-no and I can kill it and use this link instead. Pelosi seemed a bit befuddled at times and she was throwing out whoppers faster than Reid could. Some highlights and comments in chronological order. Pelosi: Members are bringing back the benefits of communication they had with their constituents in August. (Riiiight.) | Read More »

    Some people “get it” when it comes to raising the debt limit

    Some people think raising the debt ceiling is a bad idea. Mr. President, I rise today to talk about America’s debt problem. The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial | Read More »