davidl on January 21st, 2009

Must have been the Congressional Medal of Honor recipients were issued purple tickets, Jonn Lilyea, This Ain’t Hell: Obama blows off Medal of Honor recipients According to TSO who was at the “Salute to Heroes Inaugural Ball”, this newly sworn-in President for the first time in 56 years blew off the ball (that’s 14 Inaugurations). […]

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davidl on January 21st, 2009

Breaking: WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The sole source of the U.S. salmonella outbreak involving contaminated peanut butter appears to be the Peanut Corp of America’s Blakely, Georgia processing facility, federal officials said on Wednesday DG to FDA.

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Eric Florack on January 21st, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read on the ‘sphere.. Bitsblog’s Nightly Ramble Gonna be a short one today, I’ve got some personal issues today. In answer to some email, I really wish I could have a positive outlook about our immediate future. I really do. But I tend to be driven […]

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From Brian Faler, Bloomberg:  A Congressional Budget Office analysis of President Barack Obama’s plan found that most of the approximately $355 billion in proposed discretionary spending on highways, renewable energy and other initiatives wouldn’t be spent before 2011. The government would spend about $26 billion of the money this year and $110 billion more next […]

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davidl on January 21st, 2009

Barack Obama had over two months to plan and then execute his inauguration.  BO’s team utterly failed. Peter Scoblic, Plank:. I cannot even imagine the logistical skill and dedication required to pull off an event of today’s magnitude. And, given the million-plus emotional people I just watched on the Mall via my DVR, much of […]

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Eric Florack on January 21st, 2009

McQ notes, this morning, something that bothered me last night, as well:   If there is indeed an “era of maturity” evident, it has nothing to do with the leftists of this country. Indeed, even on this day, they just couldn’t help their childish selves: But when Dick Cheney first rolled onto the giant TV […]

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davidl on January 21st, 2009

Barack Obama may or may not be a pragmatist.   If BO is pragmatic it is only in the political sense, how to keep his seat of power.   Dubya liked to bill himself as “The Decider.”   BO is more like the hesitator.   Peter Finn, Washington Post, reports: GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba, Jan. 20 — In one of […]

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Eric Florack on January 21st, 2009

I have another piece up over at Pajamas Media, this morning. Here’s a taste: You see, while the numbers suggest that there has been no president since Richard Nixon or — depending on how you judge these things — Harry Truman who has left office with a lower approval rating, I dare to suggest  that […]

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