Iran To Have a Nuke in Two Years
New York Times December 3, 2007 WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 — A new assessment by American intelligence agencies concludes that Iran halted its nuclear weapons program in 2003 and that the program remains frozen, contradicting judgment two years ago that Tehran was working relentlessly toward building a nuclear bomb. New York Times April 15, 2010 WASHINGTON — Two of the nation’s top military officials said Wednesday | Read More »
Tea Party Express Endorses Walt Minnick (D-ID)
Top Democratic leaders and Democrats in conservative districts are among the names the tea party movement hopes to defeat this year. At the last stop of its nationwide tour in Washington this morning, organizers of the Tea Party Express revealed their list of 2010 “Tea Party Targets,” a list that includes Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Rep. Barney Frank and Rep. Alan Grayson. Others | Read More »
We Have Some Bad News And Some Good News
During the so-called debate on the federal takeover of the American system of health care, Senator Tom Coburn offered an amendment that would have prohibited federal funds from being used to purchase Viagra, Cialis (as well as presumably matching clawfoot bathtubs in scenic locations), etc for rapists and child molesters. (I’m not sure if Enzyte is covered under ObamaCare but it would be surprising if | Read More »
Politico Editor Hails Cheap Slander As “Heroic Internet Journalism.”
I was intrigued benpolitico RT @gabrielsnyder: Heroic internet journalism: http://www.collateralmurder.com/ Worth reading WaPo’s original report 1st: http://is.gd/bfW5h http://twitter.com/benpolitico/status/11657189742 What could Politico’s Ben Smith have found that was so courageous?
The Administration’s Attack on American Business
Yesterday the White House went bonkers when several large corporations announced via their SEC filings that they were taking about $1.5 Billion in losses this quarter because of one provision in the health care takeover bill Obama signed into law last week. The Wall Street Journal estimates Obamacare will cost the Fortune 500 some $14 Billion in this single provision. They trotted out the hapless | Read More »
On Teaching Lessons
Back in 2006 and again in 2008 we were beset by morons who insisted they had to “teach Republicans a lesson.” That a time in the “wilderness” would make Republicans return to their roots as “real conservatives”. The imbecility of that notion is legion. It not only ignores the fact that the Republican party is a coalition party with different parts having very different DNA | Read More »
Time to Face the Facts
I know Ace is still running his whip count but it’s time we all faced up to the fact that the socialization of 1/6th of the US GDP is virtually a fait accompli. The House leadership would never have introduced the patently unconstitutional deemage bill if they didn’t have enough votes to pass it. The fact is that once the Democrat leadership was within 20 | Read More »
On the Census
Reading our site here and the right-leaning blogosphere there is a lot of anxiety out there about the 2010 decennial census. During the 2000 decennial I was an employee of the Census Bureau, I don’t put that out as a boast or qualification but rather in the interests of full disclosure, and I’d like to give you my perspective.
David Broder: Dana Milbank Is A Tool
There is trouble in River City. Today the supposed dean of the liberal Washington commentariat, David Broder, took a swipe at his colleague and well known twit, Dana Milbank: In the space of 10 days, thanks in no small part to my own newspaper, the president of the United States has been portrayed as a weakling and a chronic screw-up who is wrecking his administration | Read More »
Joe Biden Cuts To The Chase
Vice President Joe Biden, America’s Rain Man, cut through the dross in today’s health care summit and made this cogent observation: Vice President Biden: "I’m always reluctant after being here 37 years to tell people what the American people think. I think it requires a little bit of humility to be able to know what the American people think, and I don’t, I can’t swear | Read More »
John McCain Breaks It Off in Obama
I’ll take second place to no one in my dislike for John McCain, the politician. But on days like today I’m reminded of reasons to admire John McCain, the man.
The Obama Administration Supports Tibet
The Dalai Lama departs the Palm Room of the White House after meeting with President Obama. Reportedly Obama was “supportive” but not to such a degree that it required that the trash be cleared away.
Rick Boucher Gets the Vapors
From the Washington Post: WISE, VA. — The anger at Washington that is seeping across the country registered a while back in the high ridges of Appalachia, a once-indomitable Democratic stronghold where voters turned away from President Obama in 2008 just as overwhelmingly as they embraced him most everywhere else. Voters in Virginia’s 9th Congressional District are mad that the government has spent hundreds of | Read More »
Joe Biden’s Raging Hypocrisy
I have to admit a lot of ambivalence about this post. One the one hand I feel silly doing this because we all know what is going on. After struggling for four years to ensure an American defeat in Iraq and endeavoring to effect a “slow bleed” of our military, Obama and Biden are now trying to take credit for policy decisions that were in | Read More »
Patrick Kennedy Decides To Spend More Time With His Bottle
With approval ratings not much higher than his IQ, the last member of the Kennedy clan still affixed to the public teat has announced he will not seek reelection. Patrick Kennedy, drunk, goof, buffoon, and general asshat decided to leave under his own steam before the voters of Rhode Island gave him the heave-ho. Good riddance.
Test of Anti-Missile Airborne Laser is Successful
You just can’t have too much schadenfreude. Start the clip below (maybe turn your speakers down a bit) for ambiance, then go below the fold…
Chutzpah, Thy Name Is Joe Biden
Prelude: Joe Biden, Vice Goof and America’s Rain Man, and burst upon the scene with yet another exotic claim. On Larry King Live last night, Vice President Joe Biden said Iraq “could be one of the great achievements of this administration. You’re going to see 90,000 American troops come marching home by the end of the summer. You’re going to see a stable government in | Read More »
Debra Medina — A Tea Party Cautionary Tale
I have to admit I am something of a skeptic about the Tea Party movement for a lot of reasons. This is not to say that I’m not also a skeptic about the GOP but only to say that spontaneous eruptions of political enthusiasm through modern history have more frequently been associated with disillusionment and disengagement (see Perot, Ross) and atrocities (see French Revolution) than | Read More »
A lot of us have wondered why Obama spokestoad Robert Gibbs has been taking every available opportunity to belittle Sarah Palin. It is always unseemly when a paid representative of the President uses his position and taxpayer time to slag on a private citizen or a new organization. Unseemly, of course, is part of the ambiance that you get with the current administration but the | Read More »
Sarah Palin’s Bracelet
[And with an update appended.] We all have our pet peeves. Last evening Moe addressed one of his, the rampant misogyny of the online left which refuses to treat women with whom it disagrees as actual humans. I have a different one. As a veteran there are few things I find more disgusting than people using their status as a veteran to not inform their position | Read More »