Geithner Is The Only Guy For This Job?
During his less-than-stellar press conference last night, President Barack Obama touched on the announcement of Tax-Evader-In-Chief Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner’s plans to get the American financial and credit systems back on track: And so tomorrow my Treasury Secretary, Tim Geithner, will be announcing some very clear and specific plans for how we are going to start loosening up credit once again. And that means having | Read More »
Greenwald’s Counter-Terrorism Illogic
I’ve stayed away from reading the sock puppet for awhile. Too bad, too, since I missed a gem that he put out last Friday called “Counter-terrorism logic“. For a guy who is believed by the lefties to be all-knowing, Greenwald manages to set up straw man arguments as if they were dominoes lined up to be knocked down in one push. He starts out with | Read More »
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Liberals Redefining Patriotism?
Not long after 9/11, President George W. Bush made famous his phrase “You’re either with us or against us in the fight against terror.” He was making those remarks towards foreign governments who were known to have had assisted Islamist terrorists, most notably Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Libya. Bush was helping to rally the country for the long fight ahead, trying to ratchet up the | Read More »
BOHICA – Bend over, here it comes again. As everyone knows, the Senate worked late last night to line up a "deal" on the Porkulus bill between three Republicans (Collins and Snowe of Maine, and Specter of Pennsylvania) and representatives of the remaining 56 Democrats and 2 Independents (Lieberman of Connecticut and Sanders of Vermont). Based on what I saw, the other 38 Republicans don’t | Read More »
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, harry reid
, henry paulson
, nancy pelosi
, paul kanjorski
, richard m. daley
, tim geithner
This Guy for Secretary of Commerce
I had half-jokingly thought this guy would be the best pick. More on this later. President Barack Obama’s idea to put Republican New Hampshire Senator Judd Gregg to be the new Secretary of Commerce is nothing more than a blatantly obvious political ploy. Apparently, Obama doesn’t want someone to manage all of the agencies of the Commerce Department; he just wants a face to be | Read More »
Teachin’ ‘Em Right
An honor guard of the Canadian Army was marching at a memorial service in Belgium. The video is of a little Belgian boy watching them go by, and he does something that the Canadians respond to in kind. It’s nice to see someone teaching this child properly. (Hat tip: Dave In Texas)
The Other Political Battle
Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN) is one of the 11 Democrats in the House to vote with every Republican against H.R. 1, the Multi-Generational Theft “Stimulus” American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Cooper and about 50+ other Blue Dog Democrats signed a letter critical of Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) methods of ramming this bill through. He went so far as to admit on the radio Sunday: …the | Read More »
Don’t Kill Off the Death Penalty
Call me cold-blooded, but my reasons for wanting the death penalty remaining on the books are purely mercenary. It’s not that I want to see people executed; in fact, my point is that nobody has to be executed. But when I see articles like this one in Time magazine, I just wonder, where are these peoples heads? All the usual arguments are presented; there have | Read More »
Pathetic – UPDATE
Per NBC, Eric Holder has been confirmed as the new Attorney General. The vote was 75-21. The roll isn’t available yet. I guess John Edwards was right, there are two Americas; one America for tax evading rich Democrats to attain high office, and the one for the rest of us who have to pay for it. UPDATE: Link to the roll call vote updated above. | Read More »
Democrats and the “New” Math
Reading leftists can be highly educational. For example, Greg Sargent has information from House Democratic staffers that says the House Republican plan actually raises taxes on quite a few Americans. Of course, to Democrats, a welfare check is something they call a tax cut, while Democrats call a real tax rate cut a tax rate increase; this is kind of like when Democrats say a lower | Read More »
Obama Plan Paying Off Already
“Obama Plan Has Already Boosted IRS Tax Collections“: “The president’s plan is simple but ingenious,” said White House spokesman Robert Gibbs, “He targets wealthy individuals who filed inaccurate tax forms, cheating the government out of tens of thousands of dollars. Then he just nominates them for cabinet positions. They suddenly see the error of their ways, and they cut checks for the full amount owed, | Read More »
Conyers and the Rove Subpoena; What, Again?!?
Congressman John Conyers, Democrat of Michigan. With the start of every session of Congress for the last God knows how many sessions, he puts in a bill to fund a study to investigate the benefits of reparations for African-Americans whose ancestors were slaves. It’s never gone anywhere; but there’s Conyers filing it session after session after session (it’s there again for the 111th Congress). Along | Read More »
Obama Settin’ the Country Up for Card Check
President Barack Obama, who I don’t believe has ever held a union job in his life (at least not since he got out of college), has benefited greatly from campaign funds from the biggest unions in the country, as have Democratic candidates for all kinds of offices, and for many decades. As part of his political “education” in the “Chicago Way”, he wants to pay back | Read More »
Gitmo Trial to Proceed
Apparently, one of the military judges in the Guantanamo Bay detention facility has denied the request by President Barack Obama to suspend tribunals there for 120 days. The judge, Colonel James Pohl, wasn’t persuaded by the administration’s arguments: “The Commission is unaware of how conducting an arraignment would preclude any option by the administration,” said Pohl in a written opinion, portions of which were read | Read More »
BREAKING: Blago Gone!!!
Rod Blagojevich was just convicted in his impeachment trial in the Illinois Senate. A 2/3 vote was needed. It was unanimous, 59-0. Congratulations to new Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn.
Conservatism Still Breathes In Congress!!!
Ahhhhh (sigh of relief). Whether it’s called a crap sandwich, the Generational Theft Act, or (as coined by Bob Owens) the Multi-Generational Financial Rape Act, House Republicans acted like conservatives; everyone of them voted against it, along with 11 Democrats. The boondoggle passed; ultimately, though, Republicans in the House didn’t fall for all that shmoozing being done by President Barack Obama. While it still has to go through | Read More »
The Stuff of Satire
Classic government idiocy: Michelle whispers a sweet something that will be ignored by those to whom it’s directed: Pssst. Someone tell the Senate Democrats who larded up the Senate stimulus bill with $75 million for smoking cessation that they need smokers to keep buying cigarettes to pay for the S-CHIP universal health care Trojan Horse! Maybe they should reallocate the $75 million to subsidize smoking | Read More »
What Was It That Obama Promised Again?
Oh, that’s right: Section 1. Ethics Pledge. Every appointee in every executive agency appointed on or after January 20, 2009, shall sign, and upon signing shall be contractually committed to, the following pledge upon becoming an appointee: “As a condition, and in consideration, of my employment in the United States Government in a position invested with the public trust, I commit myself to the following | Read More »
Neither Incompetence nor (Alleged) Criminality a Bar to Geithner Confirmation
With apologies to Harold Ramis: ARMY RECRUITER: Have you ever been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor? That’s robbery, rape, car theft, [tax evasion,] that sort of thing? JOHN WINGER: Convicted? RECRUITER: Yeah. WINGER: No. Never convicted. And with that, Tim Geithner was convicted for tax evasion confirmed to be the new Treasury Secretary by a vote of 60-34, including 10 Republicans. So now | Read More »
Free PR by Washington Post for Obama – Propaganda Disguised as “Analysis”
I can somewhat agree with Hugh Hewitt that the Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter Dana Priest may not have picked the headline for her story, “Bush’s ‘War’ On Terror Comes To A Sudden End“; however, her Pulitzer Prize was one for being a reporter, while the front-page story itself isn’t really a “news” report and seems to be a front-page editorial. The Post would do well to | Read More »