Eric Florack on January 30th, 2007

“A man could make a fortune selling Geritol to these people.” That was Jack Langer’s reaction upon seeing the fiarly small crowd that showed up to last weekend’s anti-war, Anti-Bush pro-left shouting festival in Washington. Expecting a healthy turnout of idealistic youths, I was surprised to find that the crowd was comprised predominantly of middle-aged […]

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davidl on January 29th, 2007

  More swamp gas was smelled emanating from Mrs. Pelosi’s Swamp: WASHINGTON -(USA Today)- U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and two other prominent Democrats have failed to disclose they are officers of family charities, in violation of a law requiring members of Congress to report non-profit leadership roles. Rep. Rahm Emanuel of Illinois, the fourth-ranking […]

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davidl on January 29th, 2007

  (H/T photo: Kitty LItter )  From the Way Back Machine archives, Terry McAuliffe, stooge for Mrs. Clinton: Their policies are totally different but they are both perceived as very tough,” said Terry McAuliffe, Clinton’s campaign chairman. “She is strong on foreign policy. People have got to know you are going to keep them safe […]

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Eric Florack on January 29th, 2007

Jimmy Carter is noted for his honesty. I’m willing to bet that there are a number of Democrats who would wish him to be not quite so honest:   TEL AVIV -WND- Former President Jimmy Carter once complained there were “too many Jews” on the government’s Holocaust Memorial Council, Monroe Freedman, the council’s former executive […]

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Eric Florack on January 29th, 2007

If Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez deliberately intended to sabotage his nation’s economy, he would be hard-pressed to do anything different from what he is now doing to his country. It has been widely reported that Mr. Chavez has been increasingly taking control of the oil, telecommunications and energy sectors, as well as the media. What […]

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Eric Florack on January 28th, 2007

I finally managed to break away from painting and so on, to blog. * I note that James has a story posted where the idea is raised that Americans have too MUCH wealth saved for retirement. After years of being told how Americans aren’t saving nearly enough, this story seems problematic on its face.  As […]

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davidl on January 28th, 2007

Tacky Alert. I suppose it makes sense that if something doesn’t work, to fix it.  So one might give Hakuo Yanagisawa credit for good intentions.   The BBC reports on foot in mouth disease: Hakuo Yanagisawa called for women to do their best to bear children in order to counter Japan’s plummeting birth rate and rapidly […]

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davidl on January 28th, 2007

Fitzgerald’s case is so bad that even the LA Times is starting to catch on to it.  Richard B. Schmitt writes CIA “secrecy rules are sometimes ignored:” But last week, as former White House aide I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby went on trial in connection with the leak, it appeared that neither the CIA nor some other […]

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In a recent Washington post editorial, Dinesh D’Souza correctly identifies why the left, and some of the center, has been so scandalized by his latest book; Why the onslaught? Just this: In my book, published this month, I argue that the American left bears a measure of responsibility for the volcano of anger from the […]

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Eric Florack on January 28th, 2007

Apparently, Mit Romney is listening to his critics.  I reamed him a new one back on December 9th…. WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 — Gov. Mitt Romney, the Massachusetts Republican who has built a presidential campaign on a broad appeal for conservative support, is drawing sharply increased criticism from conservative activists for his advocacy of gay rights […]

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davidl on January 28th, 2007

There was a Prolife Rally last week.  The media barely gave notice.  There was so-called Peace Rally yesterday, the media raved, exagerated and flat out lied.  The Washington Post reported: Under a blue sky with a pale midday moon, tens of thousands of people angry about the war and other policies of the Bush administration […]

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Eric Florack on January 27th, 2007

* I’ve been buying furniture. No, that’s not quite accurate; Donna was buying furniture. I, on the other hand, was watching. It proved an interesting experience, spending a couple thou to decorate the house… it’s not something I’ve often had the  chance to do, before. I actually did very little in the way of choosing […]

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davidl on January 27th, 2007

You know it wasn’t so long ago, that being fat was sign of wealth and being a size zero was sign of poverty.  Well no more. Don Surber wants to know: For a while, I have questioned why West Virginia, the second-poorest state (thank God for Mississippi), is the third-fattest state (thank God for Wisconsin). […]

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davidl on January 27th, 2007

 (H/T photo:  KMike ) Bryan Bender, Boston Globe, repeats an old media lie.   Bender calls Hanoi Jane Fonda a “peace activist.” WASHINGTON — Actress and long time peace activist Jane Fonda, a favorite target of right-wing attacks since the 1970s for her high-profile opposition to the Vietnam War, will rejoin the ranks of the antiwar movement […]

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davidl on January 26th, 2007

Today’s Snark of the Day concerns one of my favorite, and most deserving targets, Mrs. Pelosi and what, what as a man, I can feel but can ‘t say.    So I’ll just let Dr. Melissa Clouthier say it instead: You know how I’m sick of Nancy Pelosi’s fecund uterus? You know how I’m sick of all […]

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