on November 30th, 2010

JonesToTheGrindstone.com By Karen Leigh Jones I posted as my Facebook status, “Bill Clinton, John Edwards, New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, New Jersey Gov. John McGreevey: Anybody want those guys?” This caused a downpour of comments from my Facebook friends. We took jabs at all the extramarital affairs and labeled the men as “indiscreet,” “not trustworthy,” […]

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davidl on November 30th, 2010

Obama the bully, from Kyle Smith, New York Post: One staffer was conspicuously overweight. The president, in an incident that Wolffe believes proves how caring the man is, took it upon himself to present the aide with a salad for lunch — “then listened to him protest that he could take care of his own […]

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Eric Florack on November 29th, 2010

Peace, real, lasting peace, is not a product of disavowing war, or thinking peaceful thoughts. Nor is it the product of negotiated settlements. Peace is the product of winning the war brought against you, with sufficient force to prevent any ideas of trying it again. Examples: World war II was the direct result of the […]

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davidl on November 29th, 2010

Good Intentions, by Jay Ambrose, Orange County Register: Good intentions will get you if you don’t watch out. That’s true of the invasion of the body scanners, of minimum-wage laws, of some welfare programs and – please don’t forget it – a supposedly altruistic push by federal agencies and politicians to put low-income families in […]

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Eric Florack on November 28th, 2010

Over at OTB, James Joyner looks at the current wave of reports surrounding Tom Delay: Tom DeLay, the poster boy for everything that was wrong with the last Republican majority in the House, has been found guilty of money laundering. NYT (“Ex-House Leader DeLay Found Guilty in Texas Case“): Tom DeLay, one of the most […]

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davidl on November 28th, 2010

Religion of Peace, Tim Fought and Nedra Pickler, Associated Press: PORTLAND, Ore. – A Somali-born teenager plotted “a spectacular show” of terrorism for months, saying he didn’t mind that children would die if he bombed a crowded Christmas tree-lighting ceremony, according to a law-enforcement official and court documents. Give an infidel sanctuary, and instead of […]

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davidl on November 27th, 2010

Roland S. Martin lauds FLOTUS, Martin attacks Sarah Palin for questioning the Fat Lady of the United States’, a/k/a Michelle Obama anti obesity jihad: (CNN) — It’s clear that we can’t go 24 hours without Sarah Palin saying something so stupid that it defies logic, but leave it to the Kim Kardashian of politics to […]

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davidl on November 26th, 2010

Religion of Peace: Islambad, Pakistan (CNN) — Two prominent Pakistani Muslim leaders threatened Wednesday to call for nationwide protests if the president pardons a Christian woman sentenced to death for insulting the Muslim prophet Mohammed. “If the president pardons Asia Bibi, we will raise our voices across the country until he is forced to take […]

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Eric Florack on November 25th, 2010

Editor’s note: As this is written, (Edited, really) I’m preparing to go to bed. I have to leave at 3am for Southern PA from my western NY home, to make a 10am delivery. As such I really don’t have a bunch of time to write a new thought for this thanksgiving day. Fortunately, I have […]

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davidl on November 25th, 2010

Jimmy Carter has the Norks all wrong, former and disgraced President Jimmy Carter wants to appease North Korea for their recent temper tantrum, from the Washington Post: No one can completely understand the motivations of the North Koreans, but it is entirely possible that their recent revelation of their uranium enrichment centrifuges and Pyongyang’s shelling […]

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davidl on November 24th, 2010

Obami* stuck on Green, going green is not the same as going smart.  from the Washington Post: [Laurence] Anton has been out of work since 2008, when his job as a surveyor vanished with Florida’s once-sizzling housing market. After a futile search, at age 56 he reluctantly returned to school to learn the kind of […]

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davidl on November 23rd, 2010

TSA stuck on stupid, TSA chief John Pistole, from CNN: Well, I think the Israeli model, which a number of people have talked about, uses intelligence in a different way, profiling. And then if in terms of a pat-down, if they suspect you of something, you receive a very thorough pat-down there. That is top-notch […]

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davidl on November 22nd, 2010

If these completely arbitrary naked scans and gropings of American citizens by the TSA could actually protect us from terrorists, then perhaps we would be willing to go along with them. But surely it has already occurred to the terrorists — even if it has not occurred to our brilliant president and his beyond-brilliant secretary […]

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davidl on November 22nd, 2010

No Shat Sherlock, TSA grope down will kill people.  Just the facts Ma’am.  As driving is much more dangerous than flying, anything which discourage air travel and motivates people to drive, actually costs lives, from Hill: As the nation readies for one of the busiest traveling holidays, Steven Horwitz, a professor of economics at St. […]

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Eric Florack on November 21st, 2010

Doug Mataconis over at OTB, is commenting on the Anti-Palin backlash going on, and seems to me quite willing to be part of that backlash. I’ve already made note since the elections of reports of growing concern about Palin inside the GOP, as well as comments by the likes of Karl Rove that Palin is […]

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