davidl on June 7th, 2011

Weiner Roasted, from Robert Stacy McCain, Other McCain: Smoke, fire.  Kettle, black. Weiner, roasted. Career, toasted. Comment by Dandapant, McCain reader. Literally, from New York Daily News: Anthony’s weiner never tasted so good. A Brooklyn sausage joint is serving up a special entree skewering scandal-scarred Rep. Anthony Weiner. Dubbed Anthony’s Weiners, the dish by Der […]

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Eric Florack on April 4th, 2010

I note Mark Steyn, this morning: Hillary Clinton, America’s secretary of state, was in Canada last week. She criticized Ottawa for not inviting aboriginal groups to a meeting on the Arctic, and for not including the facilitation of abortion in the Canadian government’s “maternal health” initiative to developing countries. These might seem curious priorities for […]

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davidl on October 6th, 2009

It may the greatest love the world has ever seen, Barack Obama’s enormous and passionate love for himself.  Jennifer Rubin, Commentary: This is, of course, nothing new. Obama’s entire presidential campaign was constructed on nonsensical rhetoric and an inflated sense of his own fabulousness. From “We are the change we have been waiting for” to […]

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Eric Florack on October 3rd, 2009

An interesting post at Q & O this morning. David Warren, writing in the Ottawa Ciitzen, takes a look at some of the “Gorbachev/Obama” comparisons that some are doing and finds them wanting.  But, he does find one thing the two men seem to share in common.  Something he calls a characteristic of the post-modern […]

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Eric Florack on July 6th, 2009

A great piece from Mary Grabar at Pajamas Media today. Here’s a bit of it: But those streets, once havens for displaced persons, soon were destroyed by the utopian plans of collectivists and their agitators who urged the mobs to violence. The neighbors of my working-class neighborhood in Rochester, New York, complained from their front […]

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Eric Florack on April 24th, 2009

Dave Schuler at OTB: Germany is concerned about the Taliban fighters nearing Pakistan’s Islamabad capital: BERLIN, April 24 (Reuters) – Germany expressed concern on Friday at the advance of Taliban fighters towards Pakistan’s capital and urged the government in Islamabad to take decisive action to ensure the security situation did not deteriorate. Taliban militants have […]

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Eric Florack on October 5th, 2008

The supposedly peace loving liberals among us must feel blind sided as regards the middle east these days, as they are a great many things. Because of Bill Clinton’s bumbling in the middle east, we’re now closer to war than we have been in years. Ah, yes… middle east peace. Never have so many westerners […]

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Eric Florack on August 5th, 2008

These Nightly Rambles are all things I’ve found during the day. I input them all day long and auto-post whatever I’ve collected at around 4 to 430 eastern. I put things in here that catch my eye but that perhaps do not rate a full post on their own. Edouard is visiting Texas. About what […]

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davidl on July 27th, 2008

  John R. Bolton, in the Los Angeles Times: First, urging greater U.S.-European cooperation, Obama said, “The burdens of global citizenship continue to bind us together.” Having earlier proclaimed himself “a fellow citizen of the world” with his German hosts, Obama explained that the fall of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of Europe proved […]

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I managed to catch a first place this week at OTB’s Caption Contest. for the last week or so, we’ve brought up John Edwards and his scandal. Kaus has been watching this for a while too, all credit to him. He says the LA TIMES is burying the story. Gee, why would they do THAT, do […]

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davidl on July 24th, 2008

As always, Professor Althouse is elequent: I guess we’re not supposed to think about how Obama wanted and still wants to give up on the Iraq war. Surely, if he’d been there in 1948, he would have said the Berlin airlift is hopeless. He thought the surge was hopeless. As alway, Ace is not: Are […]

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davidl on July 1st, 2008

I favor a hard time table.  This one is lost.  It is time to set an irreversable deadline to withdraw all taxpayer funding from PBS.  Michelle has news of yet another effort  by PBS to trash America: Adam Buckman at the NYPost blew the whistle last week on a moral equivalence-marinated PBS documentary that airs tonight. Melanie […]

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Eric Florack on May 20th, 2008

Paul Krugman (Idiot, first order) travels to Berlin and notes that there are some differences between Berlin and Atlanta: To see what I’m talking about, consider where I am at the moment: in a pleasant, middle-class neighborhood consisting mainly of four- or five-story apartment buildings, with easy access to public transit and plenty of local […]

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