davidl on May 15th, 2011

Questions for Dumbo, here just one from Victor Davis Hanson, Pajamas Media: We are to believe that future additional drilling in the U.S. will not help lower world oil or gas prices, but calling on the Middle East to pump more, or praising Brazil’s proposed commitment to offshore exploration, will? VDH has a raft more […]

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davidl on May 13th, 2011

How dumb is Dumbo I: Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama used an immigration speech Tuesday to take a jab at News Corporation CEO, Rupert Murdoch, who owns Fox News Channel. Obama quoted the CEO, an Australian native, who said “Immigrants have made America great as the world leader in business, science, higher education and […]

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davidl on February 15th, 2011

“ Who is Barack Hussein Obama, from Lori Montgomery, Washington Post: President Obama rolled out a $3.7 trillion budget blueprint Monday that would trim or terminate more than 200 federal programs next year and make key investments in education, transportation and research. The plan is aimed at boosting the nation’s economy while reducing record budget […]

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davidl on December 24th, 2010

As Time Goes By, a promise is just Dumbo’s mere words, from Investor Business Daily: War On Terror: The Obama White House has absurdly called closing the Guantanamo Bay terrorist prison “a national security imperative.” The administration’s own analysis shows the opposite to be the case. […] Less than a year ago, Obama declared: “Make […]

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davidl on November 15th, 2010

Newsweak ponders if the presidency has grown too big for one mere mortal: Can any single person fully meet the demands of the 21st-century presidency? Obama has looked to many models of leadership, including FDR and Abraham Lincoln, two transformative presidents who governed during times of upheaval. But what’s lost in those historical comparisons is […]

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davidl on September 24th, 2010

One dumb idea, Shikha Dalmia, Forbes: Don’t Ask, however, will eventually go given the growing and overwhelming public opposition to it – even in the military’s own ranks. That is not the case with the Dream Act on which Republicans have inflamed public opinion almost to a point of no return. They called the Dream […]

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Eric Florack on September 5th, 2010

Yep… no disconnect here. Teachers Sit on Sidelines – WSJ.com A majority of New York City teachers who lost their positions at schools earlier this year have neither applied for another job in the system nor attended any recruitment fairs in recent months, according to data released by the Department of Education Thursday.

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davidl on May 23rd, 2010

THE WASHINGTON POST FRETS ABOUT the “controversial social studies standards” just adopted by the Texas state board of education, but it fails to quote or even to link to the text of those standards.  Everything is paraphrased… appallingly inaccurately. Ann Althouse, posting at Instapundit. Ms Althouse does way too much social trivia and photoblogging for […]

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davidl on May 14th, 2010

L & O DOA, Deadline: This one is a shocker. Veteran crime drama Law & Order will not get its shot at history after all. I hear that after long deliberations, NBC has decided to cancel the long-running procedural, which will end its run at 20 seasons, tied with Gunsmoke. This is very surprising as […]

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davidl on May 5th, 2010

Brown v. Board of Education(1954) proposed and mandated a theory of education which held that black students can’t learn unless they have white classmates.  Now Ann Arbor has proposed and implemented their own theory of education, from Theblogprof: Remember a few years ago that the phrase “driving while black” was used often to excuse being […]

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davidl on April 10th, 2010

Liz’s radical idea, Elizabeth Cheney at SPLC, via Andy McCarthy, National Review and Jennifer Rubin, Commentary: In the era of Obama, American allies have their loyalty met with humiliation, arrogance and incompetence. The shabby reception Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu received in Washington a few weeks ago — being treated as an uninvited guest at the […]

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davidl on March 15th, 2010

Standing up to the abortion industry, Glenn Reynolds, Instapundit: IN KNOXVILLE, black pastors complain about abortions. You don’t see this kind of thing much. Maybe you should.  Planned Parenthood’s business is killing babies and they move in a a black neighborhood in order to kill black babies. How will the Obama administration react to a […]

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davidl on February 11th, 2010

Professor Charles Ogletree, Harvard, thinks the use of the word professor in a political oontext is racist,  Inside Higher Education: If the term professor is used in politics, it’s seldom a compliment, and instead “implies dry, hectoring, unemotional, self important, all of the negative stereotypes of somebody who is vainly certain of his own superior […]

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davidl on February 3rd, 2010

I were emperor I just might ban colleges from selling bachelor of art degrees, as they may be more useless than tits on a boar hog    There is this liberal myth that students can attend college for four years (study option), get a degree in any subject they so choose, get pile of college, and […]

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Eric Florack on January 26th, 2010

Welcome dear reader to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble SPENDING FREEZE: So Obama’s response to the anger he’s generated, is that he claims he wants a spending freeze on “many” domestic programs, says the New York Times: WASHINGTON — President Obama will call for a three-year freeze […]

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