In a firefight, it is not numbers which matter, but rather firepower. Roger Ailes may have been numbered but he was not out gunned, Noel Sheppard, Newsbusters: There was a marvelous fireworks display on Sunday’s “This Week” when Fox News chairman Roger Ailes squared off against liberal media powerhouses Arianna Huffington, Paul Krugman, and substitute […]
The Telegraph points up that… The United Nations’ expert panel on climate change based claims about ice disappearing from the world’s mountain tops on a student’s dissertation and an article in a mountaineering magazine. Go and read the whole thing, and if you can, explain to me why it is we’re still taking these morons […]
BitsBlog Authors: Sorry for the last minute thing, but I’ve made some changes to the “dashboard” and “new Post” layouts, in an attempt to minimize the size of the resulting pages, so my Palm Pilot can deal with it, thus allowing me to post from the Road. Let me know if there’s a problem, and […]
There may be many names for what Barack Obama is dong thiese days, from Paul Kane and Shailagh Murray, Washington Post: A day after President Obama called on them to renew efforts to pass his ambitious agenda, congressional Democrats remained in disarray Thursday about how to move forward, with at least some pointing at the […]
From Ann Althouse: Obama chose to call out the only 9 guys in the room that did their homework in law school. And the rest who ended up settling for politics stood and and cheer it. Dennis Miller.
Welcome, one and all, to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the web; the BitsBlog Nightly Ramble. A CHANGE OF JOBS: The last one? Yeah, for a while… maybe a month, we don’t know. I’m changing jobs, in case you don’t know. After more or less 20 years as an IT generalist, mostly in […]
-1- With the special primary election for Florida Congressional Dist 19 just days away (Feb 2nd)things are heating up and getting quite nasty between the three Republican candidates. Front runner Edward Lynch is being attacked by his two opponents. In fact it has degenerated into a very dirty nasty race. Lynch has been running for […]
Thoughts on J.D. Salinger, Catcher in the Rye, from Pat Austin, And so it goes in Shreveport: J. D. Salinger was not my favorite author ever, but I’m sorry he has died. I teach Catcher in the Rye to my students each year and they really like it. I used to teach A Separate Peace […]
Welcome, one and all, to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the web; the BitsBlog Nightly Ramble. STATE OF THE ONE: If you’re interested in reading the speech, it’s here. Frankly, I had thought to do a running commentary on the speech, as I have done in previous years. However, I got about a […]
As we end the President’s first year in office, we still struggle with folks on the left complaining bitterly that those of us who share a conservative ilk are out to see Obama fail. Never mind the fact that all I seem to hear during a Republican administration is a cacophony of angry vitriol, outright lies and attempts by Congress to undermine the critical work of the President, and I’ll accept the fact that there are many on the right who see nothing but red when they discuss the current resident of the White House. But my goal is strictly to see America — Americans — be successful, and that means that I want to see the President be successful as well.
But the President’s speech tonight leaves me wondering. There’s no doubt it brought a sense of euphoria to those in need, to those who continue to promote a liberal agenda. The beginning and end of the speech brought a broad stroke of hope and confidence in who we are as a nation, as any good presidential speech should.
He made some good proposals. Some of which will make Congress uncomfortable to consider. Some of which will be hard to execute. Earmark transparency. Budget freezes. Cutting programs.
He made some popular proposals. Jobs programs. Small Business Lending programs and tax credits. Tax credits on capital investments. Bank investment reforms. Additional taxation of large banks.
And he continued to press for Health Care Reform that Americans don’t want.
I will likely disagree with much of the spending [...]
|Art will be a featured guest at the Des Moines Register’s web site tonight during the President’s speech in an online chat. You can join us at this link starting at 7:45 PM.|
Well, friends, tonight could well be one of the most anticipated State Of The Union Addresses in many years. In a period of disappointment following the grand illusion of hope put forth by the President and Congressional Democrats, tonight’s speech may well a pivotal driver to the 2010 Congressional Elections.
Look for President Obama to sound confident and yet cautious on this topic. He may well fire barbs at the Republicans in Congress, but the fact is that House and Senate Democrats had the ability to make this happen months ago if they had the intestinal fortitude to put personal pride, personal gain and “pet ideas” aside and come to a consensus on what most of us would agree is a critical issue in America. But the President won’t point any of that out.
There will be more demands to poor money into the hands of businesses and citizens… unfortunately it will likely be more of the same non-stimulating “stimulus” money, feeding [...]
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