Dumbo’s Economics, more on yesterday’s Scramble theme of Barack Obama’s economic ignorance.  First up, from Robert R. Baker, American Thinker: [President Franklin] Roosevelt responded to the recession he inherited with a combination of massive spending on new government programs and sweeping controls over private industry, (sound familiar?).  His thinking was that government spending would get […]

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davidl on April 13th, 2011

Reich come up short,  from Robert Reich, Puffington Post: I hope the president decides he has to take a stand, and the sooner the better. Last December he caved in to Republican demands that the Bush tax cut be extended to wealthier Americans for two more years, at a cost of more than $60 billion. […]

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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 14th, 2011

Make my day, Shirley Sherrod has just made Andrew Breitbart’s day, night and wet dreams, from Pajamas Media: First Daniel Snyder, now Shirley Sherrod.  Captain of the Bigs Andrew Breitbart has been sued by former USDA employee Shirley Sherrod for defamation. […] This seems like a dangerous play for Mrs. Sherrod, because now Andrew and […]

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davidl on March 5th, 2010

Eric Massa (NY-29) Will not seek re-election, Bob Recotta, Corning Leader: First-term Democratic Congressman Eric Massa announced Wednesday he will not seek re-election. Massa, a Corning resident who unseated John R. “Randy” Kuhl Jr. in the 29th Congressional District in 2008, said in a brief statement his cancer, which had been in remission, had returned […]

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Eric Florack on February 1st, 2010

Cleveland Greyhound station @ 3:45 in the morning.  Clearly, the place is a vision of pre WWII style.  I’ll post some pics when I get the chance. and you know, if it were 345 in the afternoon, instead of it’s AM counterpart I might actually care. Addendum: (David L) I noticed the Obama administration is  […]

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Eric Florack on September 9th, 2008

Warren Meyer points out that the website of the proposed California high-speed rail bond says that the thing will generate 450,000 permanent jobs, which is an amazing thing when you consider that all of U.S. rail employs about half that many right now. Leaving aside your (quite correct) “principle” points, If they’re going to use THAT […]

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