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    IRS prepares to go after the Kochs and Rove

    The NY Times is reporting that the IRS is firing a warning shot across the bow of donors to 501(c)(4) groups engaging in political advocacy by sending letters to five unnamed donors saying that their donations might be subject to gift taxes. In addition to reading between the lines as to how Obama and the IRS could manipulate this to Democratic advantage, it’s also interesting | Read More »

    Senate GOP allows judicial confirmation of ex-Planned Parenthood director

    From the diaries by Erick As so often seem to be the case, the GOP doesn’t follow the Democratic playbook when it comes to obstruction. They caved when it came to a vote last week on the nomination of Jack McConnell as a US District Court Judge. He’s only 52 or 53, so we can look forward to decades of his rulings. Among the items | Read More »

    But I thought it was a GOOD thing to shut down evil big oil facilities

    I guess it all depends on your point of view. United Steelworkers Union “Sun Council” president Jerry Dugan stood outside the Sunoco shareholders’ meeting … to tell reporters that … Sunoco CEO Lynn Elsenhans seems to want to sell or close the Philadelphia and Marcus Hook refineries — a move that would put 1,600 employees out of work. “She just wants to be a marketer, | Read More »

    Meanwhile on Day 48 of the ‘Days Not Weeks’ War in Libya

    As week 7 of the ‘days not weeks’ war nears its close, we get a few updates from meetings in Rome that Secretary of State Clinton is participating in along with representatives of 21 other countries and various international organizations. “Everyone is always impatient. We expect things to be done immediately in our very fast world,” Clinton said. Gee, she didn’t have a problem with | Read More »

    In case you’re wondering why WND and the birthers have so little credibility

    Here are two examples from this weekend. The titles are: Obama’s McCain resolution demands ‘American’ parents and Online ‘birth certificate’ document ‘was changed’ In the first one, they say Obama’s bill in 2008 requires two American parents. Perhaps it’s a good thing that the U.S. Senate didn’t take up a resolution on Barack Obama’s status as a “natural born Citizen” in 2008 – as members | Read More »

    A victory for the Ivy League PC crowd: Prof commits suicide

    This sad story came out last week. Princeton had a popular Spanish (as in “actually from Spain”) lecturer named Antonio Colvo in the Spanish Dept for past decade. Unfortunately for him, a couple of grad students and another lecturer decided he needed to go. His offenses? Well they are really quite severe … if you’re a thin-skinned spoiled brat who can’t stand criticism. The second | Read More »

    Of all the Dem debt limit flip-flopping, James Clyburn gets the prize

    Obama and his fellow liberals are falling all over themselves to backtrack on their votes against raising the debt limit under Bush. Until today, I had to hand the hypocrisy crown to Obama, who said in 2006 that Bush’s request to increase the debt limit was “a sign of leadership failure”. Now that HE is the “leader” (using the term loosely), it must be a | Read More »

    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 »

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    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 »