davidl on May 10th, 2011

Gutsy Call? United States has permission to take Usame bin Laden in Pakistan, from Declan Walsh, Guardian (UK): Osama bin Laden mission agreed in secret 10 years ago by US and PakistanUS forces were given permission to conduct unilateral raid inside Pakistan if they knew where Bin Laden was hiding, officials say The deal was […]

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davidl on February 26th, 2011

Obami stand mute, from Dana Milbank, RCP: WASHINGTON — There have been worse times to start a new job in Washington. When Abraham Lincoln arrived in the capital 150 years ago this week, for example, the South had already seceded. Jay Carney, the new White House press secretary, didn’t have anything quite so dire on […]

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davidl on December 21st, 2010

Leftard food fight, Julian Assange has the left beside itself, from Melaine Phillips, Guardian(UK): Never mind that, for the Left, this liberal nirvana is normally the country which can do no wrong. This inconvenient contradiction troubled neither The Guardian nor its comrades, who dismissed the case against Assange as a ‘witch-hunt’. The fact that Sweden […]

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davidl on December 5th, 2010

Fat Lady of the United States to ban school bake sales, FLOTUS, Michelle Obama just can’t keep her paws off you kids school lunch, from Mary ClareE Jalonick: WASHINGTON (AP) — Don’t touch my brownies! A child nutrition bill on its way to President Barack Obama — and championed by the first lady — gives […]

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davidl on June 17th, 2010

Dumbo and the Czars, Michelle, “Stuck on Stupid:” Here is the Obama Disaster Management Theory: In times of crisis, you can never have enough unelected, unvetted political appointees hanging around. Nearly two months after the BP oil spill, the White House will now name an oil-spill-restoration point person to oversee recovery efforts in the Gulf […]

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davidl on May 8th, 2010

How’s that “reset” button working for ya, Mrs. Clinton? From Luke Harding, Guardian(UK): Vladimir Putin has snubbed both the Prince of Wales and the US vice-president, Joe Biden, by refusing to allow them to attend a parade in Red Square marking the 65th anniversary of the end of the second world war, the Guardian has […]

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davidl on May 3rd, 2010

Matthew Yglesias gets it: I’ve been feeling like I should say something about the failed terrorist attack this weekend in New York but can’t come up with much beyond the observation that I don’t quite get why this is prompting so much less freaking-out than the Christmas underpants bomber did. Both seem on a par […]

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davidl on April 9th, 2010

Terrorist – 1:  Obami – 0, Lisa Stark and Sarah Netter, ABC News: The Qatari diplomat who caused a midair security scare won’t face charges after claiming he was trying to light his shoes on fire when it appears he was simply smoking in the bathroom. Federal officials said Mohammed al Modadi was on official […]

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davidl on February 23rd, 2010

Dumbo proven right, for once. The dim witted one said that if he were elected  president, the rise of the oceans would stop, Guardian (UK) Climate scientists withdraw journal claims of rising sea levels Study claimed in 2009 that sea levels would rise by up to 82cm by the end of century – but the […]

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davidl on January 9th, 2009

Jim Geraghty, National Review, 4 August last:  All Barack Obama statements come with an expiration date. All of them. Barack Obama, a/k/a messiah, a/k/a One, April last, via Stop  the ACLU and Allah Pundit, Hot Air: “We must not negotiate with a terrorist group intent on Israel’s destruction. We should only sit down with Hamas […]

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