Obama’s foreign policy: Don’t worry. Be happy

    Obama's foreign policy: Don't worry. Be happy

    To hear President Obama tell it, things are actually going pretty damned well; swimmingly, actually, if it weren’t for the whole social media thingy. All of that makes things pretty frightening.  And then, you turn your eyes to Europe and you see the President of Russia making a decision to look backwards instead of forward, and encroaching on the sovereignty and territorial integrity of their | Read More »

    What Dana Milbank Does Not Tell You

    If you read this piece by Dana Milbank you’d think the Heritage Foundation was going off the rails on Benghazi and waging attacks against muslims. Of course, neither it nor the organization that borrowed Heritage’s facilities, is doing so. Nonetheless, the left and Dana Milbank want to paint prosecutor Andy McCarthy’s group as racist and also the Heritage Foundation. Mind you, what Milbank does not | Read More »

    The Borg, The Draft And Dana Milbank

    I was fortunate enough to spend several years as an officer in The United States Army Reserve. You could say I was a nice enough guy, but never quite made it to Colonel.* Even given that somewhat limited background, I feel I learned sufficiently what an army does well and what an army should not be used for. Suffice it to say that the true purpose of an Army is to blow up our nation’s enemies or be powerful enough to command the respect of others to the point where they check their animosity towards us at the door. An army is not an institution that should ever be used for social engineering. Thus, a recent article by Dana Milbank** had me imagining an American version of Pinochet. Milbank opines below:

    As I make my rounds each day in the capital, chronicling our leaders’ plentiful foibles, failings, screw-ups, inanities, outrages and overall dysfunction, I’m often asked if there’s anything that could clean up the mess….But there is one change that, over time, could reverse the problems that have built up over the last few decades. We should have mandatory military service for all Americans, men and women alike, when they turn 18. The idea is radical, unlikely and impractical — but it just might work.

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    Choreographing The News On The DOJ’s AP Investigation With Media Matters

    While the ORS* busies itself with the deliberate political harassment of Barack Obama’s political opponents, his Department of Justice seems to be busily engaged in doing similar things to members of the previously untouchable 4th Estate. Some of these previously loyal Professional Democratic Party Activists with press credentials have the utter effrontery to have gotten their backs up. Jake Tapper sticks it to Jay Carney in the exchange below.

    Jake Tapper, the senior White House correspondent for ABC News, asked White House Press Secretary Jay Carney how public support of those journalists’ work “square[s] with the fact that this administration has been so aggressively trying to stop aggressive journalism in the United States by using the Espionage Act to take whistleblowers to court. There just seems to be a disconnect here,” Tapper added. “You want aggressive journalism abroad; you just don’t want it in the United States.”

    (HT: Huffington Post)

    As the vassals of Barack Obama busily minding the 4th Estate threaten to go rogue and commit spontaneous acts of professional reportage, the alarm claxon sounds and the highly trained manipulators of Media Matters man the trebuchets in defense of the empire. They tell us all what key issues must be raised. A discussion can’t flow freely – it must be channelized in the manner suggested below.

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    The Performance President vs. The Press Conference President

    If an alien landed in Washington today and asked me to describe our leader, all I would have to do is show him video footage of two events just days apart. First would be video of our leader performing at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner (WHCD) on Saturday evening. There, the alien would watch as President Obama delivered a series of hilarious jokes with masterful | Read More »

    Constitution 090.

    There seems to be a little confusion – to be charitable about it – about precisely why the Republican party insisted on reading the Constitution out at the beginning of the 112th Congress. It’s not actually that complicated, really. It was because of idiots like this from the 111th Congress: That’s Phil Hare from Illinois. If you can’t see the video: this fellow was so | Read More »

    Constitution 090.

    There seems to be a little confusion – to be charitable about it – about precisely why the Republican party insisted on reading the Constitution out at the beginning of the 112th Congress. It’s not actually that complicated, really. It was because of idiots like this from the 111th Congress: That’s Phil Hare from Illinois. If you can’t see the video: this fellow was so | Read More »

    Dana Milbank Knows Nothing About the Founding Fathers

    Reading a liberal like Dana Milbank requires a strong constitution and a strong stomach. And speaking of constitution, the U.S. Constitution is something Milbank knows very little about, as is on display here in a piece titled “A strange way to honor the founding fathers.”

    The Truth About Salt, Rick Perry and Dana Milbank’s “Fact Checking”

    Today, in the Washington Post, Dana Milbank takes on Governor Rick Perry and his new book, Fed Up. Now you would think that in a 200 page book that deals with countless issues – including Perry’s bold but accurate claim that Social Security is bankrupt and that the members of the Supreme Court serve as the “Grand Ayatollah’s” of the Constitution – he might get | Read More »

    The Truth About Salt, Rick Perry and Dana Milbank’s “Fact Checking”

    Today, in the Washington Post, Dana Milbank takes on Governor Rick Perry and his new book, Fed Up. Now you would think that in a 200 page book that deals with countless issues – including Perry’s bold but accurate claim that Social Security is bankrupt and that the members of the Supreme Court serve as the “Grand Ayatollah’s” of the Constitution – he might get | Read More »

    Today in Washington – July 14, 2010

    Thank you President Obama.  We couldn’t have done it without you.  The Conservative movement is back and strong as ever.  Liberals and Progressives are in tears.  Keep up the good work, Mr. President. More on this issue below the fold. The House will vote on H.R. 1722, the Telework Improvements Act, and 6 suspension bills.  The Senate is scheduled to continue work on H.R. 5297, TARP, Jr., and | Read More »

    Today in Washington – July 14, 2010

    Thank you President Obama.  We couldn’t have done it without you.  The Conservative movement is back and strong as ever.  Liberals and Progressives are in tears.  Keep up the good work, Mr. President. More on this issue below the fold. The House will vote on H.R. 1722, the Telework Improvements Act, and 6 suspension bills.  The Senate is scheduled to continue work on H.R. 5297, TARP, Jr., and | Read More »

    The Nuclear Hypocrisy of Dana Milbank

    Today, Dana Milbank has an article up on the Washington Post’s Washington Sketch blog where he basically skewers a number of Senate Republicans for employing the filibuster against President Obama’s Lefty fringe judicial picks. The story goes something like this; given the GOP’s attempt (the so-called “Nuclear Option”) to end the filibuster for Presidential nominations during the leadership of the hapless Frist, certain GOP Senators, | Read More »

    Neither Reid nor Pelosi have the Votes

    Like robots programed to march until they find a cliff and can march no longer, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Reid and Speaker Pelosi have been forced into the most contorted public position on any legislation — perhaps ever. Senator Durbin (D-IL), the U.S. Senate Majority Whip said yesterday that the left forced the Democrat’s hand, and we’ll “see where we come out.” (H/T Huffington Post.) | Read More »

    Fun with Honest Budgeting

    Dana Milbank of the Washington Post is funny, in his rendition of Majority Leader Reid and his quest to put $250 billion in ObamaCare off-budget, adding it to the deficit. It really is worth the read, here are his first paragraphs: “I will not sign a plan that adds one dime to our deficits, either now or in the future — period,” President Obama told | Read More »