Harry Reid (D-NV) thinking the public and Senate are both distracted by the Paulson plan to bailout Wall Street intends to continue the ban on oil shale drilling. He is doing it right now. Call your Senator right now at (202)224-3121 and tell him to tell Harry Reid not to put the drilling ban back in the continuing resolution. Section 1602 of the Department of | Read More »

    Can Harry Reid Make Up His Mind?

    Yesterday, he told us that there could be no consensus on the bailout plan without John McCain’s involvement. Today, he tells us the precise opposite. Obviously, McCain ought to ignore Reid. The latter doesn’t seem to know quite what is going on.

    You can kick Harry Reid in the groin *twice* now, Senator Obama.

    The second time’s for mucking up any chance that you had for directing the narrative, which is now “McCain would like to help with the economy, but he keeps getting told to do different things by the Democrats running Congress.” 24 hours is a bit fast for this kind of turnaround, but then, it’s Harry Reid that we’re talking about, here. Free advice to Democrats: | Read More »

    Energy policy update.

    No, really. Let’s look at all the victories: We kept the war fully funded. We successfully got the surge working. We shot down redeployment instead of victory. We shot down abandonment instead of victory. We won the war, in fact. We passed FISA – finally! And without nonsensical regulation. We even got retroactive telecom immunity! We still have Gitmo open. We still have the PATRIOT | Read More »

    Reid Blocks Online Predator Bill to Help Obama

    This Congress hasn’t accomplished all that much, so you’d think they’d be eager to pass a no-brainer such as bipartisan legislation to protect kids from online predators. You’d be wrong. Last December, the House passed the Securing Adolescents from Exploitation Online Act by a resounding margin of 409-2. The bipartisan bill expands reporting requirements for child sex exploitation and child pornography, requires providers to disclose | Read More »

    Democrats on the finance crisis: Exit, stage Left.

    OK, I have a question for Democratic voters. In 2004, you folks lost control of the Senate and didn’t win the House, and you vowed to reverse that. In 2006, you folks got majorities in both houses of Congress. This year, you folks are making efforts to increase your majorities in both. I ask you, in all seriousness: why are you bothering? Democratic Congress May | Read More »

    Don’t Panic

    If there’s one lesson we should all bear in mind as fear stalks Wall Street and the presidential race keeps getting tighter as it races towards its conclusion, it is this: Don’t Panic. Now, the current crisis is not an illusion; at its core, it’s about markets that valued assets one way and now value them as being worth considerably less, and that has all | Read More »

    Reid: Obama Hasn’t Got a Clue

    Barack Obama, yesterday: To get out of this crisis – and to ensure that we are not doomed to repeat a cycle of bubble and bust again and again – we must take immediate measures to create jobs and continue to address the housing crisis; we must build a 21st century regulatory framework, and we must pursue a bold opportunity agenda that creates new jobs | Read More »

    Will GOP cave in on Drill Here Drill Now?

    From the Capital Hill newspaper “Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) cautioned Republicans Monday against forcing a government shutdown over expanded oil drilling while noting increased support for bipartisan energy legislation… Republicans are mulling whether to press the offshore oil drilling fight by blocking the funding resolution, which contains the congressional moratorium on such drilling. Reid reminded the GOP that its government shutdown led by | Read More »

    UK – Breaking the law due to “global warming” is now legal.

    Honest: I thought that the link below was going be a re-direct to The National Lampoon, The Onion, or some other parody site. But alas, ’twas not to be. It’s real and from The UK. Jury decides that threat of global warming justifies breaking the law. … … … … Coming soon to a United States Federal Court near you, a grand epic: Dog Eat | Read More »

    Harry Reid hates John McCain

    John McCain has made some powerful enemies of late, none more so that the majority leader of the United States Senate, Dingy Harry. That’s Senator Harry Reid (D-Nevada) to those of you who respect the man. His hometown paper, the Las Vegas Review-Journal , asked Reid about Joe Lieberman, and Dingy Harry defended his old friend: “He has a close personal relationship with John McCain. | Read More »

    Harry Reid’s Case of Selective Hearing

    Listening to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid talk about T. Boone Pickens, you’d think the two were in perfect harmony with a solution to America’s energy problem. There’s just one problem: Reid is listening to only what he wants to hear from the legendary Texas oilman. While there’s no question Pickens is talking about wind, solar and biofuels, he’s also made quite clear that he | Read More »

    Senator Reid: The Best Senator in the World

    Senator Reid represents Nevada. He is the best senator in the whole wide world. Senator Reid does an excellent job in helping Nevada’s needs. For example, high gas prices are killing the gaming industry in Nevada. Less people are driving from California into Nevada. Also, the airlines have cut a serious number of flights into Las Vegas. Gaming stock has fallen by 20%. Construction projects | Read More »

    Rush and the Infamous Reid Letter.

    Come, I will hide nothing from you: I don’t listen to Rush Limbaugh. I don’t listen to talk radio at all, really – although now that I know the trick (use IE instead of Firefox) I’ll be probably catching Erick’s show from time to time – and (just in case it wasn’t screamingly obvious by now) I’m a slightly different flavor of conservative than Rush | Read More »

    You’re holding the knife wrong, Senator Reid.

    OK, that’s the part that’s supposed to point outwards. Generally, the idea is to stick the sharp bit in your opponents. Op-pon-ents. O… P… P… What? No, your opponents. Not Mitch McConnell’s: Reid plan splits Dems By Alexander Bolton Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has split the Democratic front opposed to drilling with a plan that would open new areas for exploration. Reid’s proposal | Read More »