davidl on July 15th, 2011

Making Dumbo and the ‘rats pay the price for throwing Granny under the bus, from Mark Tapscott,Washington Examiner: So when Obama threatens not to pay Social Security checks on time, the proper response of congressional Republicans should be to pass emergency legislation directing the Secretary of the Treasury to pay interest on the national debt, […]

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davidl on July 1st, 2011

Two takes on Dumbo’s presser, first the literate, from Yuval Levin, National Review: It all had the feel of a childish tantrum by a person who desperately wishes he were living in a different reality — one in which he is the heroic man of action and his opponents are irresponsible and weak. But the […]

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davidl on December 7th, 2010

Dumbo throws ‘rate underneath the bus, Barack Obama and congressional repubolicans agree to extend Bush era tax rates, from Shailagh Murray Washington Post: President Obama and congressional Republicans agreed Monday to a tentative deal that would extend for two years all the Bush-era income tax breaks set to expire on Dec. 31, continue unemployment benefits […]

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davidl on November 9th, 2010

Dumbo underestimated political cost of Obama Care, from Daily Mail(UK): Barack Obama today admitted his controversial plans to overhaul the healthcare system have proved more costlier in political terms than he anticipated. In a TV interview, the President also said he ‘gets discouraged’ when facing up to scale of the economic problems facing America. Speaking […]

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davidl on March 7th, 2010

What ever happened to Separation of Church and State? The White House on Friday announced a “summit on entrepreneurship” to build economic ties with the Islamic world, part of President Barack Obama’s outreach to Muslims. The White House said it has invited participants from more than 40 countries over five continents for the April 26-27 […]

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on January 27th, 2010
Tonight
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.

Health Care

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.

The Economy

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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Eric Florack on August 21st, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere…The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble. This is the BitsBlogBurger Edition BOORTZ ROUNDUP: Neal Boortz has a decent enough roundup on the happenings with the Obama misadministration that I don’t feel the need to dive too deeply into it, here tonight. OUT OF CONTROL: […]

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Eric Florack on August 7th, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere…The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble This is The “Pick Up Some Milk” Edition HEALTHCARE CRISIS AS MEASURED BY COST:  Dean Kamen one of the world’s most prolific inventors of healthcare technologies  says,  at of all places Popular Mechanics, that the notion that the U.S. has […]

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Eric Florack on May 18th, 2009

Interesting note from Don Surber this morning. But the real inappropriate relationships in last year’s presidential campaign were between ACORN and the campaigns of both Obama and Democrat Hillary Clinton. The Times ignored that story. Unlike the McCain affair, multitudes of reporters were not rushed to flood the zone on this game changer. Well, of course. Don isn’t […]

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Eric Florack on March 15th, 2009

An interesting article from Ronald D. Rotunda in the Chicago Tribune, this morning. Because some governors might not accept the money, Congress added a unique provision, in subsection 1607(b): “If funds provided to any State in any division of this Act are not accepted for use by the Governor, then acceptance by the State legislature, […]

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davidl on February 19th, 2009

Background, on Monday, February 16, police in Stamford, Connecticut shot and killed a two hundred pound pet chimpanzee.    The victim of the chimpanzee attack, Charla Nash, suffered major wounds and is still hopitalized.    We hope  that Nash can recover the best she can and we extend our sympathy to Sandra Herold who watched her friend […]

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Eric Florack on January 9th, 2009

Here’s David Freddoso at The Corner, upon hearing Kit Bond (R) Missouri is retiring at the end of his term: That will open up a tough seat for Republicans to defend. They have had a bad streak in Missouri statewide races, beginning with Sen. Jim Talent’s loss in 2006 and Rep. Kenny Hulshof’s (R.) disastrous […]

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davidl on November 25th, 2008

Is Barack Obaam(BO) planning an economic stimulus package or just of pay-off to campaign donors?   From Julie Hirschfield Davis, Associated Press: WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats and President-elect Barack Obama are laying the groundwork for quick enactment in January of a giant, two-year economic rescue package that will total about a half-trillion dollars. […] Some senior […]

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Welcome one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere… Bitblog’s Nightly Ramble. Friday, and lots of fresh snow up the ground in Bitsville, today. A lot of it coming from the Obama people, and congressional Democrats. The forecast is for a cold winter, on both fronts. We have a lot […]

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Eric Florack on October 6th, 2008

Well, this is interesting. Pete Kirkham, Executive Director of the NRCC has been sending this one around, and a copy landed in my box overnight: As good as this is, I’ve yet to see it on any local station. This is a great start, but this needs to be hammered home, bigtime.  Why am I […]

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