davidl on February 28th, 2010

Mrs Pelosi’s Swam, Ja1ed Allen, Hill: Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she’s once again sticking by embattled Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) — at least for now. Pelosi (D-Calif.) said during a Friday press conference that she had not yet read the full report from the ethics committee, which admonished Rangel, the chairman of the Ways and […]

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Eric Florack on February 27th, 2010

Yeah, I know, I’ve not written in a while. My schedule, alas is no longer my own in this new role as a student driver for a long-haul trucking company. I can say that I’m covering huge amounts of ground, covering Ohio, Indiana, Oklahoma, Missouri, Texas and New Mexico so far. It’ss a huge country […]

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davidl on February 23rd, 2010

Dumbo proven right, for once. The dim witted one said that if he were elected  president, the rise of the oceans would stop, Guardian (UK) Climate scientists withdraw journal claims of rising sea levels Study claimed in 2009 that sea levels would rise by up to 82cm by the end of century – but the […]

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on February 22nd, 2010

WWW.JonesToTheGrindstone.COM Part 1 of a multi-part series Having the experience of being an Air Force Officer’s wife for fifteen plus years has revealed to me some traits that would create the perfect military wife. If these qualities could be rolled-up into one woman and then some secret military lab could clone that woman repeatedly—the government […]

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davidl on February 22nd, 2010

Yet again, we are asked to believe the UN deserves special exemptions from its own preachings Claudia Rosett, Pajama Media, via Glenn Reynolds, Instapundit

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davidl on February 22nd, 2010

Missed it by that much, being seen at CPAC, Glenn Renolds, Instapundit. A short history of a big success, Michelle on Hot Air: The traffic and popularity of the site[Hot Air] — from 0 to more than 25 million page views a month last fall in the short span of four years, with plaudits too […]

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davidl on February 21st, 2010

George Will gets awfully close to the truth.   Anthropogenic global warming is a science.  It is a religion, from the Washington Post: Last week, Todd Stern, America’s Special Envoy for Climate Change — yes, there is one; and people wonder where to begin cutting government — warned that those interested in “undermining action on climate […]

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davidl on February 21st, 2010

Will the Senator accept the terms and limitations of Obamacare, WNYC: NEW YORK, NY February 19, 2010 —New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg, 86, has been diagnosed with stomach cancer. Lautenberg will undergo six to eight chemotherapy treatments, in three-week intervals, and is expected to make a full recovery, according to a statement released by his […]

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General Alexander M. Haig, United State Army, died today at age 85,  from Mark Feeney, Boston Globe: Alexander M. Haig Jr., who as secretary of state declared “I’m in control here” when Ronald Reagan was shot in 1981, and as White House chief of staff seven years earlier was so much in control as to […]

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davidl on February 20th, 2010

International Atomic Energy Agency pulls head out.  There as been a change at at the head of the IAEA.  Wereas the old head, Mohamed ElBaradei, had his head buried whee ithe Sun never shines nad by the way is alos smells bad, the new head Yukiya Amano, has stopped and smell Iran’s nuclear weapons programs. […]

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Art Smith on February 19th, 2010

Medical MarijuanaIn my years as a youngster I never thought that we would be seriously discussing whether Marijuana should be considered either for medicinal or recreational usage.  And as a conservative, I would have never thought that we would need to spend the time debating the pros and cons without a lot of easy standard lines: “It’s a Gateway Drug”, “Kills Brain Cells”, “Highly Addictive”.

But here we are, and frankly, I’m not prepared to just discard the discussion as unimportant or too obvious to spend time on.  That would be both a disservice and inconsistent with my belief that positions on policy should be reviewed and when challenged, they should be openly and honestly discussed.

I’m not a doctor, nor have I had the time to study this at such a level of depth as to call myself an “expert” on the topic.  But I have discussed this with doctors I know, and I’ve looked at some of the information currently available (here, here, here and here).  I’ve also been around friends that were regular users of Marijuana, and I even took one deep breath of the stuff (from a pipe) when I was younger.  Yes, I inhaled.  Didn’t like it.  And I was a tobacco smoker at the time.

Most of us here in the Midwest tend to just laugh at California for legalizing Marijuana for medicinal use.  We could have more or less predicted that dispensaries would become dealers for all who wanted, not just those that actually needed it.  And as the debate is building here in Iowa [...]

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davidl on February 19th, 2010

Poor Joe doesn’t even now the current century, Breitbart: “I refuse to accept the notion that the United States of America is not going to lead the world economically throughout the 20th Century.” Hard to believe that Joes doesn’t drink.  So what is his excuse? video: Silly Gilly, vudeo See, I didn’t make any blonde […]

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davidl on February 18th, 2010

The female version of Freddy Kruger is back, from Johnathan Turley{ Crystal Gale Mangum, 33, has been charged with attempted murder and arson. Mangum was the stripper who falsely accused members of the Duke lacrosse team. Mangum allegedly assaulted her boyfriend, threatened to stab him and set his clothes on fire in the bathroom. From […]

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davidl on February 18th, 2010

The Gipper would approve. Business Insider: A school superintendent in Rhode Island is trying to fix an abysmally bad school system. Her plan calls for teachers at a local high school to work 25 minutes longer per day, each lunch with students once in a while, and help with tutoring.  The teachers’ union has refused […]

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Eric Florack on February 17th, 2010

For those who haven’t noticed my Facebook entry, I managed to get hired today at the driving job I’d applied to. I’ll be training in an over the road situation for the next few weeks. Once I go through that, I’ll be assigned my own truck, and I’ll be run for perhaps another 10 days, […]

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