davidl on October 29th, 2009

George Will, Washington Post,  October 5: Presidents often come to be characterized by particular adjectives: “honest” Abe Lincoln, “Grover the Good” Cleveland, “energetic” Theodore Roosevelt, “idealistic” Woodrow Wilson, “Silent Cal” Coolidge, “confident” FDR, “likable” Ike Eisenhower. Less happily, there were “Tricky Dick” Nixon and “Slick Willie” Clinton. Unhappy will be a president whose defining adjective […]

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Eric Florack on September 27th, 2009

An interesting “Mia Culpa” from the New York Times this morning, in the form of an article from Clark Hoyt, The Times “Public Editor” ON Sept. 12, an Associated Press article inside The Times reported that the Census Bureau had severed its ties to Acorn, the community organizing group. Robert Groves, the census director, was […]

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Eric Florack on February 25th, 2009

OK, I know that by now a lot of you either saw or read though this speech of Obama’s, and so it’s old news. But I’ve seen nobody rip through this thing point by point. I can understand why… with my work and family schedule it took me most of a day to get this […]

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Eric Florack on February 20th, 2009

As I said earlier this morning:  I can’t help but wonder if we aren’t at or beyond a tipping point  against Obama and the Democrats… even from people who supported their election. The amazing part is,  whereas it took Bill Clinton quite literally years to get to this point,   we’re only 30 days into […]

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davidl on June 14th, 2008

Boy Scout Oath: On my honor I will do my best To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; To help other people at all times; To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight. Courtesy Boy Scouts of  America. Des Moines Register: Of the four Boy […]

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