It quite apparent that President Fifty Seven States, b/k/a Barack Obama want current Ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice to become the next Secretary of State.    One Dana Milbank, Washington Post, thinks it is not going to happen: Even in a town that rewards sharp elbows and brusque personalities, [Susan] Rice has managed to […]

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davidl on March 28th, 2011

Madison on the Thames, community organizers strike in London, from Ian Gallagher and George Arbuthnott, Mail Extremists hijack anti-government cuts demonstration 84 people injured – and at least 31 police officers hurt on day of violence Ritz hotel attacked with paint and smokebombs and 1,000 occupy Fortnum & Mason Protesters surge along Piccadilly, Regent Street […]

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davidl on March 29th, 2010

Obama Care is a polling disaster, from the Washington Post: Overall, 46 percent of those polled said they support the changes in the new law; 50 percent oppose them. That is virtually identical to the pre-vote split on the proposals and similar to the divide that has existed since last summer, when the country became […]

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davidl on April 16th, 2009

Color this blogger stunned.    I come to praise the Frogs, a/k/a the Frencn.    The French Navy is acting with an audacity once reserved for the British  Royal  Navy and the United States Navy, McClatchy . MOMBASA, Kenya – On another day of high drama in the waters off Somalia, French forces struck Wednesday at what […]

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Eric Florack on March 20th, 2009

Back on the 11th of this month, I posted a quick note from my Palm Treo, asking about those DVD’s Obama gave Gordon Brown. Were they even playable, I wondered, given the technology changes between the states and the UK.   Wrong region, and wrong encoding scheme.  Person giving the gift being clueless. By way […]

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Eric Florack on March 10th, 2009

The New York Post, last night, put up some interesting analysis as regards what is behind this business between the President and the British. In it, Arthur Herman does some serious analysis on what is driving this animosity toward the British. In Herman’s view, what amounts to is resentment for our shared history and values. […]

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