WaPo fact-checker needs a new rating for Obama on Libya

    The rating scale used by the Washington Post fact checker consists of 1-4 Pinocchios for lies, a Gepetto checkmark for 100% truthfulness, or a teetering scale if it’s unclear. The latest piece there about Obama’s position on Libya starts with quotes in Boston Globe interviews from Senators Obama, Biden, and Clinton from 2007 saying that Bush had better not launch any sort of military action | Read More »

    Libya: the contradictions continue

    Today Obama made it perfectly clear, to use one of his favorite phrases, that a ground invasion of Libya ain’t gonna happen. Obama was asked in an interview with the Spanish-language network Univision if a land invasion would be out of the question in the event air strikes fail to dislodge Gadhafi from power. Obama replied that it was “absolutely” out of the question. Asked | Read More »


    The “broad coalition” is falling apart already

    Not that we see much news of it here where the MSM is in Obama’s pocket, but in the UK the reporting is just a wee bit more open. We already know the Arab League flipped and flopped as soon as the first missile was launched, but how about our western allies? Here are some snippets from this overnight Daily Mail piece to give some | Read More »

    Is Obama already contradicting himself on Libya?

    Last week he said the action there would last days, not weeks, and that we’d just be in a supporting role as others led the way. Hmmm…. I wonder then why Illinois Air National Guard folks are being deployed to Libya. (I guess they really mean Italy.) Won’t we be finished by the time they get there? Shouldn’t whoever is going to be in charge | Read More »

    Food prices see largest jump since ’74; housing starts see steepest drop since ’84

    Wholesale prices skyrocketed last month. The price of vegetables was up 50%. With $4/gallon gas, everything will keep going up. Wholesale prices jumped last month by the most in nearly two years due to higher energy costs and the steepest rise in food prices in 36 years. Excluding those volatile categories, inflation was tame. I love the last line. Translation: “Other than the places it | Read More »

    Iowahawk takes Krugman to the woodshed

    Most of you are probably used to getting a good chuckle out of Iowahawk from his blog or his hilarious tweets. But he got serious earlier this week and used actual facts and figures to obliterate the KnownFacts™ that we are bombarded with by the teacher unions in WI and “experts” like Paul Krugman. Iowahawk examined published 2009 figures for 4th and 8th graders by | Read More »

    NJ union says its own workers are useless

    14 CWA drivers of disabled people called in sick the other day. Maybe they have a cadillac health care plan or maybe Obamacare is working miracles, but in any case several of them were healthy enough a short time later that same day to show up at a protest in Trenton. The ones who have been identified on camera have been suspended. This is one | Read More »

    Our last WWI vet passes away at age 110

    From the diaries by Bill S. Update from Erick: The U.S. Naval Institute has more here. Frank Buckles, the last of the 4,734,991 Americans who served in World War I, has passed away. When you think of most kids today, his story is just staggering. He was born on a Missouri farm when William McKinley was President. When the US entered WWI in April 1917, | Read More »

    New one for teachers: the Pearl Harbor card

    This is a new one. We’re used to variations on the victim card, but this may be a new low. Providence RI, which last I knew was not controlled by heartless Republicans, faces a possible $40M school deficit next year. State law requires them to notify teachers by March 1st if they will not be retained. Therefore the superintendent is apparently going to tell every | Read More »

    So San Francisco may ban circumcision, eh?

    Promoted from the diaries… They’re currently gathering signatures so it can be placed on the November ballot. You can’t help but read this story about the guy behind it without doing a compare and contrast with abortion a certain safe/legal/rare medical procedure. Schofield’s ordinance would outlaw the procedure throughout San Francisco, even for religious reasons. The only exception would be “a clear, compelling and immediate | Read More »