Of *course* ‘Leaders balk at setting up truth panel.’
‘Truth’ is precisely what the Democrats don’t want right now. Senate Democratic leaders oppose the immediate establishment of a “Truth Commission” to probe harsh interrogation tactics as they face pressure to reveal what they knew of practices the Obama administration has since labeled “torture.” While nearly all Democrats this week backed the creation of a special commission to probe the causes of the financial crisis, | Read More »
Rasmussen: Majority of country worries government will do too much.
I would quibble with the results here: it implies that the notion that we’ve already done too much already to fix the economy isn’t a legitimate answer. Still, this report will not be welcome news for the administration: 52% Worry Government Will Do Too Much to Fix Economy [snip] The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 52% of the nation’s Likely Voters now | Read More »
Phosphate smuggling in Washington!
Ace of Spades HQ has the details. What’s happening here is that Washington State Democrats have banned phosphates from dish detergents because it’s cheaper than upgrading their water treatment plants – excuse me, ‘better for the environment’ – in Spokane County as a test bed for a banning of the stuff statewide in 2010. Unfortunately, there’s a reason why they put phosphates in dish detergent: | Read More »
Senate to discreetly shut down House AIG bill of attainder.
They may call it “delay,” but they mean “eliminate” – and the Washington Post is happy to assist with putting this story on the seventh page. Senate Will Delay Action on Punitive Tax on Bonuses Jarred by a cool reception from the White House and fears of unintended consequences across the financial world, Senate leaders are likely to delay until late next month legislation to | Read More »
Good job getting Sen. Corker mad there, Sen. Nelson.
In response to this story about how supposedly Senator Nelson of Nebraska had called in Senator Corker of Tennessee to try to get a “bipartisan solution” (read: “Republican cover”) for the Democrats’ debt bill, Sen. Corker’s office contacted Instapundit with the following: UPDATE: A Corker spokesperson emails: “As I’ve told Fox, we were invited late yesterday to a meeting in Sen. Ben Nelson’s office and | Read More »
Yes, Mr. President. You won. How’s your debt bill coming along?
I would like to thank both the President of the United States of America, and the liberal Democratic group Americans United for Change, for their plans to remind three critical swing states that the Democratic Party is pushing a debt package that only 42% – and dropping – of the country believes in, and that a majority of independent voters oppose. But there’s something even | Read More »
This Hill story’s getting hit by Drudge… [Bumped and updated.]
[Update: Video added, and the Hill's Blog Briefing Room is back up, so I'm cutting back the article.] …and, given the general meltdown of the Internet, it’s currently down. Via comments here: January 20, 2009 Bush Mocked As He Arrives on Inauguration Dais @ 11:52 am by Hill Staff
Blagojevich looks around at the pools of gasoline, giggles, and ignites the magnesium flare.
And will he hit the bottom? Sure. Single-digit approval ratings and the instinctive public shunning by the national Democratic Party leadership is fairly diagnostic – hey, I’m not going to be on his jury; no harm in me saying what we all know already. Blago’s dirty, he’s finally gotten caught on something that we can hammer him for, and he’s going to get hammered. But | Read More »
This is the saddest thing that I read today.
OK. I need you folks to do something for me. First off, I need you to trust me. Second, I need you to center yourselves, get your mental equilibrium level, balance your chi, let the Love that surpasseth all understanding fill your heart… all of you have some reliable way to find inner peace, so at least make an effort to get there. Got it? | Read More »
The New York Times spanks Chris Dodd for stonewalling.
I give them ten out of ten for yelling at him over this… Senator Dodd’s Notion of Courtesy After reports emerged in June about him having received favorable treatment on two home mortgages from the Countrywide Financial Corporation, Senator Christopher Dodd, a Democrat from Connecticut, promised that he would release documents to support his contention that he never benefited financially from the terms of the | Read More »
200,000 questionable ballots in Ohio.
All of this H/T AoSHQ, by the way. Anyway, in reverse order: Michelle Malkin has the details about the Vote from Home idiots, a bunch of whom took the time to get absentee ballots that they didn’t have a right to have while engaging in voter registration fraud in Ohio. Yes, I think that being caught committing actual voter fraud pretty much eliminates any hope | Read More »
I say that Rahm Emanuel (D, IL-5) is lying about his prior knowledge of Tim Mahoney’s (D, FL-16) crime.
I’m sorry, but I’m not a Democrat: the mushroom treatment doesn’t work on me. So when a Democratic politician attempts to lie his way out of trouble, I get peeved. Let’s walk through this. Gateway Pundit reported last month that Tim Mahoney (D, FL-16) was involved in a sex scandal in which he paid off a former mistress, allegedly using campaign funds. That is, by | Read More »
Missouri on the ACORN Case.
Here we go again: Missouri officials suspect fake voter registration KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Officials in Missouri, a hard-fought jewel in the presidential race, are sifting through possibly hundreds of questionable or duplicate voter-registration forms submitted by an advocacy group that has been accused of election fraud in other states. Charlene Davis, co-director of the election board in Jackson County, where Kansas City is, said | Read More »
Wall Street Journal: Shine a Light In Chris Dodd’s (D-CT) eyes!
We’ll get to that chain in a second, but read the article first: Dodd and Countrywide The Senator should take the witness stand Former Lehman Brothers CEO Dick Fuld was under oath Monday when he was grilled on Capitol Hill about his role in the current financial meltdown. But if Members really want to understand the credit mania, they should also call Chris Dodd. The | Read More »
The New York Post counts 15 states where ACORN’s been doing vote fraud.
Triggered by reports about the Democratic Party ally ACORN’s behavior in Ohio, this time (H/T: PolitickerOH: Vote-Fraud-A-Go-Go Let every vote count, is the Democratic Party’s mantra these days. That slo gan might better be: Let every vote count as often as we need to win. Such, at any rate, are the tactics of ACORN, Barack Obama’s favorite “community organizers,” and its Project Vote – of | Read More »
ACORN: We’re too incompetent to avoid committing election fraud!
It’s an ACORN sort of day, apparently. The Democrat-affiliated group is claiming basic incompetence as a defense against its odd habit of being the subject of voter-fraud probes (H/T: Thurber’s Thoughts): Voter-registration can’t be totally fraud-free, group says Voter-registration group cites lack of resources A national voter-registration group admitted to Cuyahoga County election officials Tuesday that it cannot eliminate fraud from its operation. The group | Read More »
Hey, they indicted that Democrat who hacked Palin’s email!
Caleb Howe has the details about David Kernell. Please remember: there is no indication at this time that Tennessee Democrat Mike Kernell (the father of David Kernell) was involved in this felonious assault on Sarah Palin. Likewise, at this moment there is no indication that David Kernell enlisted or accepted the help of any other Democrat or Democratic organization in his alleged crime. Right now | Read More »
It means something like “Every man for himself.”
Then I heard an all-hands call on my helmet that I never want to hear again. “Sauve qui peut! Home! Home! Pickup and home! Any beacon that you can hear. Six minutes! All hands, save yourselves, pick up your mates. Home on any beacon! *Sauve qui – *“ I hurried. Robert Heinlein, Starship Troopers, page 110 Why am I quoting that book? Oh, no reason: | Read More »