UN solution to swine flu: Rich nations hand over $1.5 billion to WHO [corrected]

    Maybe when Obama becomes UN God for a day later this month, he can announce that we’ll pay our fair share of this debacle… [My apologies. I must have been half asleep and for some reason saw 900m below and thought 900b. Arghhh...] The swine flu pandemic could kill millions and cause anarchy in the world’s poorest nations unless £900m can be raised from rich | Read More »

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    The left doesn’t blame EVERYTHING on racism

    Case in point: A school bus that HAPPENS to be filled with mostly black kids and where a couple of them just HAPPEN to beat the crap out of what HAPPENS to be one of the only white kids while most of the other black kids HAPPEN to cheer them on has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with racism. Zip. Zero. Nada. The incident grabbed | Read More »

    Snowe comes through for our side; Reid says no filibuster allowed

    From the diaries by Erick. . . The Hill reports that Snowe is not signing on to the Baucus bill. Senate Democrats are going to have to move forward on healthcare without a single Republican supporter after Sen. Olympia Snowe said Tuesday she could not back the Finance Committee’s bill. Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) failed to win any Republican backer despite weeks of intense negotiations | Read More »

    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 »