Never has a President given a speech in which he wished to convince Americans to take an action he no longer is going to take. He has become to war what the Clapper is to turning on the lights. War is on and now war is off. But we will never call it war. The President told Americans they need to do this for the | Read More »
House GOP Leaders Prepare “Hug It Out” Strategy to Fund Obamacare.
Eric Cantor is always looking for new and imaginative ways to screw conservatives. He has Pete Sessions (R-TX), as Rules Chairman, helping him with his latest creative way to screw conservatives. I’ve already well documented Pete Sessions’s increasingly bitter attitude toward Ted Cruz and staggering contempt of his own constituents who want to defund Obamacare. Cantor and Sessions’ latest idea tops even his most absurd | Read More »
Tech at Night: 4chan at it again. A little known but important CDA provision under attack?
Christopher Poole’s gang is at it again, as 4chan is attacking the family of another dead teenager. I guess ‘moot’ is amoral and doesn’t care where his money comes from. If he cared he’d have kicked these sorts of people off of his site by now, instead of giving them their own sandboxes to play with.
Time Warner and CBS come to an agreement. Remember: it’s government regulations that already existed that put Time Warner in a spot here, where they had to push hard to resist a sudden doubling of price by CBS. More regulations are not the answer here.
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James Carville is Still Blaming Bush
It’s a tougher job these days, but James Carville still mans his post. He spins for the Democratic Administration. It matters not what that administration does or what he has to say in order to stay on point. James Carville spins for the Dems. His latest project involves spinning away the profound unpopularity of Barack Obama’s proposal to fire rockets and bombs at Syria for using chemical weapons to quash a rebellion against Bashir Al-Assad’s despotism. He shows the intellectual and moral bankruptcy of his bosses by doing what a Dem does when they run out of viable ideas: he blames George W. Bush.
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Howard Dean: Warmongering for #Syria attack!
I’ve been doing this blogging thing since about… 2002 or 2003, depending on how you score things; so in a weird sort of way 2004 was my first Presidential election. It was certainly the first one where I was actually paying real attention about what was going on, particularly when it came to stuff that happened before Labor Day 2004 (which is when most people | Read More »
Kerry was for boots on the ground before he was against them
During yesterday’s Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the possible authorization of U.S. military action against the Syrian government, Secretary of State John Kerry got tripped up once again with his tendency to be consistently inconsistent. Kerry was asked by the Committee Chairman, New Jersey’s Democrat Senator Bob Menendez, whether the administration would accept a prohibition against having American boots on the ground. In response, | Read More »
On Syria: Not At This Time
For two years, President George W. Bush made a public case for an invasion of Iraq. He built public support, international support, and congressional support. His administration documented CIA intelligence on weapons of mass destruction, Saddam Hussein’s personal cheerleading over 9/11, the dictator attempting to assassinate President George H. W. Bush after the President had left office, Al Qaeda’s use of Iraq as a training | Read More »
Syria: A Romance
That did not take long. Less than a year ago, the Washington press corps looked likely to divorce Barack Obama. He had rocked their relationship with the Department of Justice probing Fox News’ James Rosen, the Associated Press, and others. But like Gollum and the precious, the Washington press corps has found separation too hard. Syria has reconciled the President and Court. With his decision | Read More »
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John Kerry doing the Full Ginsburg about #syria today.
How very last-minute of the man. And of Barack Obama, too. Two days after he made the Obama administration’s definitive case for attacking Syria, Secretary of State John Kerry will make the case for asking for congressional permission on the Sunday talk shows, a State Department aide said Saturday. The White House has dispatched Kerry to all five Sunday morning news programs to urge a | Read More »
The “Why Was @BarackObama Late?” Weekend Open Thread.
Aside from Barack Obama’s sudden Syria news conference it was, thankfully, a rather slow news day – you can tell that I’m getting old; ‘slow news day’ sounds like a really, really great idea to me right now – which makes it even odder that the President didn’t show up on time for his own presser. Again. I wonder why? Open thread. Moe Lane PS: | Read More »
The Clausewitz of Columbia Has Modern Problems In Syria
The 1981 Slap-stick Comedy Film Modern Problems featured an exorcism scene. It involved a woman who was supposed to be a Caribbean Witch-Doctor and the main character, Max Fielder, that everyone had come to believe was possessed by demons. She stared down Fielder and the dialogue below ensued.
Dorita: Now, we can do this easy, or we can do it rough. These is knuckles you is looking at.
Max Fielder: [in demonic voice] Your mama.
America is blessed with a Secretary of State John Kerry who dialogues at somewhat higher levels of discourse. This is good, because Bashir Assad’s charming and delightful son has posted the following to his Facebook page.
“They may have the best army in the world, maybe the best airplanes, ships, tanks than ours, but soldiers? No one has soldiers like the ones we do in Syria,” the post’s author wrote of the United States military. “America doesn’t have soldiers, what it has is some cowards with new technology who claim themselves liberators.”
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Are The US And Russia Back At It Again?
I don’t see any overarching national interest being defended by our intent to strike Syria. I don’t see any humanitarian objective that it will truly favor. I think it is a waste of time, a waste of resources and a dubious waste of innocent life. I stand with the 91%* against this poorly-conceived and almost churlish intent to fire off lots of cool ordnance. The only question I have left is “Why in the heck are we even doing it?”
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“Not Familiar” With The Christopher Lane Killing?
If President Barack Obama had a son he may well look like the guy who blew a hole in Australian Christopher Lane because he was “bored.” Chuck Ross of The Daily Caller describes the senseless killing below.
James Edwards, 15, Chancey Luna, 16, and Michael Jones, 17, have all been charged as adults in Lane’s death. Lane, a 22 year-old student from Melbourne, was out for a jog last Friday evening when the three teens began following him in a car and shot him “just for the fun of it,” according to Duncan officials.
Soon after the horrible Trayvon Martin shooting, there was a generous 20% off sale on Obama 2012 College-style Hooded Sweatshirts. (AKA “Hoodies.”). Amping up the racial outrage was seen as a ticket to getting strong Obama supporters to fill coffers and flood the polls. To what extent that worked has never been mathematically evaluated. I only point out that The Obama Campaign’s merchandising team was Johnnie-On-The-Spot after George Zimmerman shot Martin. As for Christopher Lane, the White House Propaganda Flack is “not familiar” with the event.
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John Boehner Is Scared Conservatives Are Gaining Momentum
John Boehner is scared conservatives are beginning to gain traction on the issue of defunding Obamacare. How do I know? David Winston is rigging a poll to get some desired results. Winston is a John Boehner adviser and his preferred pollster. In fact, internally, some Republicans grouse that Beohner uses Winston to direct his lead on issues instead of just . . . well, you | Read More »
Obama’s small business rubber stamp not so good at paying taxes, debts
In revelations that would be comical if they weren’t so predictable (and true), President Obama’s top small business advocate really is keeping it consistent with the administration he backs. Small Business Majority President and CEO John Arensmeyer has frequently been trotted all over the place as a small business advocate supportive of the president’s agenda and policy goals. In a Huffington Post piece last year | Read More »