More Warmist bunk, from Richard Black, BBC News: The lull in global warming from 1998 to 2008 was mainly caused by a sharp rise in China’s coal use, a study suggests. The absence of a temperature rise over that decade is often used by “climate sceptics” as grounds for denying the existence of man-made global […]

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Eric Florack on May 30th, 2011

Single issue Ramble this time. I want to speak briefly about Memorial day which is today and I’d like you to really think about what I’m going to say to you. It’s always been a special day for me, because honoring our vets has always held special meaning for me; it’s a lesson my parents […]

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davidl on May 11th, 2011

Bye-bye binny, from New York Times: WASHINGTON — The adult sons of Osama bin Laden have lashed out at President Obama over their father’s death, accusing the United States of violating its basic legal principles by killing an unarmed man, shooting his family members and disposing of his body in the sea. The statement said […]

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davidl on May 5th, 2011

POTUS owes CIA an apology, from Marc A. Thiessen, Washington Post: Now, it turns out that the very CIA interrogators whose lives Obama turned upside down played a critical role in what the president rightly calls “the most significant achievement to date in our nation’s effort to defeat al Qaeda.” It is time for a […]

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Eric Florack on May 4th, 2011

Kearny,NJ– I’m currently taking a break while my truck gets loaded, having driven down to Hicksville,LI  from Rochester,NY last night.   The truck was serviced yesterday, and I’m told lost more will be repaired on my day off on Friday. From here, I head back for Rochester, and home. I’m off on Friday for a day […]

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davidl on May 4th, 2011

Question Mr. President, from Ann Althouse: So… was bin Laden shot because he resisted — the official story — or because a live, captured bin Laden would have torn the Obama administration apart? More over, did the White House send the noted liar John Brennan to lie about the details of bin Laden death to […]

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davidl on March 3rd, 2011

Firing Squad perhaps? From Jim Miklaszewski and Courtney Kube, NBC News: WASHINGTON — The Army on Wednesday filed 22 new charges against Pfc. Bradley Manning, accused of illegally downloading tens of thousands of classified U.S. military and State Department documents that were then publicly released by WikiLeaks, military officials told NBC News. The most serious […]

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davidl on February 9th, 2011

Frank Lautenberg impugns pro-lifers as child molesters: (CNSNews.com) – In expressing opposition to the House Republicans’ “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act,” Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) said politicians should not interfere with his family’s health and well-being. He also had a message for the GOP, saying, “I won’t attempt to voice my views on your […]

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davidl on January 1st, 2011

An Obama Hate Machine, from David Corn, Politics Daily: The OHM [Obama Hate Machine] — led by a wide-ranging collection of conservative media outfits, right-wing bloggers, and GOP partisans — has already effectively undermined Obama’s presidency by propagating lies about his administration’s major accomplishments. It tarred Obama’s health care reform initiative by falsely claiming it […]

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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 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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davidl on September 15th, 2010

Liberal reads Constitution, can’t find First Amendment, from Lucy Madison, CBS News: During an appearance on ABC’s Good Morning America this morning, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer addressed the recent controversy over a Florida Pastor’s plan to hold a Quran-burning rally on the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, saying he wasn’t convinced the […]

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davidl on September 10th, 2010

Shut the F*ck Up Mr. President, Dumbo ia/k/a Dim Won, b/k/a Barack Obama weighs in the Reverend Terry Jones’ plan to burn a copy of the Koran, from George Stephanopoulos, ABC News: STEPHANOPOULOS: Let me ask you about Pastor Terry Jones. He gave a press conference today. Says he’s going to go through with burning […]

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The news events of the last few months have certainly put the Obama Administration in a peculiar position.  The Gulf crisis notwithstanding, most of these events have been created by this president and his staff.

Team Obama went the the G20 Summit in Toronto this weekend to chide the other 19 nations to continue to stimulate their economy through Keynsian economic principles.  “Not so fast”, said the other countries.  “We have to make choices, and right now, we choose fiscal solvency and prudence”.  What a concept!

Passage of the Financial Institutions Reform package was always tenuous, at best, but the death of Senator Robert Byrd over the weekend makes passage more difficult.  One less Democratic vote means that it’s more likely that Republicans can filibuster this package, and this is a good thing.  Here’s why:  Any bill that increases regulation, drives up costs to the consumer, and squeezes financial services companies’ margins will negatively affect the economy.  The costs of increased regulation always get passed along to the consumer in some way, shape or form.  Limiting profits also limit tax revenues […]

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Eric Florack on June 20th, 2010

t was nearly the end of the day, today , when I finally realized that I had not written anything in terms of a comment on the day. Usually I tend to take the attitude that if I don’t have anything to say on a subject I won’t say anything at all.  Or perhaps, I […]

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