Quite frankly I don’t CAIR, from Paul Walsh, Star-Tribune (MN): A national Muslim civil rights group is asking the head of Homeland Security to investigate the use of stereotypes after a man who appeared to be of Middle East descent was used in a recent security drill at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. The Council […]

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davidl on March 26th, 2011

Dumbo Lost, Barack Obama clueless, from Peggy Noonan, Wall Street Journal: It all seems rather mad, doesn’t it? The decision to become involved militarily in the Libyan civil war couldn’t take place within a less hospitable context. The U.S. is reeling from spending and deficits, we’re already in two wars, our military has been stretched […]

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davidl on December 29th, 2010

Why the War on Barbour? From Alex Pareene, Slate: Corpulent unreconstructed good ol’ boy Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour apparently has a “state plane” that he uses to fly to football games with corporate executives, Politco reports today. Barbour, a former tobacco lobbyist and deluded would-be presidential candidate, has taken the plane “to at least one […]

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davidl on December 28th, 2010

When the Fat Lady Sings, Fred Hiatt wonders how obesity became a partisan issue, from Washington Post: That’s why obesity is not a Democratic or Republican issue. Obama has merely extended and amplified a campaign that began under President George W. Bush; Bush’s last acting surgeon general, Steven K. Galson, made obesity a signature issue, […]

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davidl on December 26th, 2010

Brither from Honolulu:, Neil Abercrombie is a birther but with a twist.  Instead of merely asking for the  release of  Dumbo’s, b/k/a Barack Obama, birth certificate,  Abercrombie has characterized failure to release the records as an insult to Dumbo’s mother and father from Sheryl Gay Stolberg, New York Times: HONOLULU — Gov. Neil Abercrombie of […]

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davidl on December 19th, 2010

DREAM dies, New York Times slow on the uptake: Most immediately, the measure would have helped grant legal status to hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrant students and recent graduates whose lives are severely restricted though many have lived in the United States for nearly their entire lives. Kudos to the Times for correctly calling […]

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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 19th, 2010

More John Holdren’ Climate Bill, from James Delingpole, Telegraph(UK): President Obama’s Science Czar John Holdren is worried about global warming. Having noticed that there hasn’t actually been any global warming since 1998, he feels it ought to be called “global climate disruption” instead. That way whether it gets warmer or colder, wetter or drier, less […]

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davidl on June 19th, 2010

Is Dumbo Sane? From Byron York, Washington Examiner: There was one particularly striking moment in President Obama’s widely panned Oval Office speech on the Gulf oil disaster. About midway through his talk, Obama acknowledged that he had approved new offshore drilling a few weeks before the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion on April 20. But Obama […]

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davidl on May 15th, 2010

For whom the bill tolls, Megan McArdle,  Atlantic: The Health Care Reform Already Costs More Than We Thought It Would There’s been a spate of bad news recently about the health care bill. Henry Waxman canceled his War on Accounting, not because there was a sudden breakout of common sense on Capitol Hill, but because […]

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davidl on May 10th, 2010

“One off” theory somewhat off, from Jake Tapper, ABC News: In his first Sunday morning interview, Attorney General Eric Holder revealed that the Pakistani Taliban was behind Faisal Shahzad’s attempted bombing of Times Square last week. “We’ve now developed evidence that shows that the Pakistani Taliban was behind the attack,” Holder said on “This Week.” […]

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davidl on May 6th, 2010

Hmnn, Naureen S. Malik, Wall Street Journal: A small oil refinery just southeast of downtown San Antonio is on fire following an explosion, leading to a one-mile evacuation, a local fire department spokeswoman said. […] An 18-wheeler that was refueling at the 13,500-barrel-a-day plant owned by AGE Refining Inc. exploded at around 11:30 a.m. local […]

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davidl on May 4th, 2010

I am afraid that crow is about to become an endangered species. What do you call four crows in a pie?  Dinner for Michael Bloomberg, Charles “Chuckles” Schumer, Janet Napolitano and Contessa Brewer. from Mike Riggs, Daily Caller: New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg appeared on Katie Couric’s show Monday night to discuss the attempted car […]

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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 12th, 2010

It must be open season for the Obami.  Bill Kristol joins Sarah in the newest inside the beltway sport, making sport of the Dim Won, transcript: I think I know, even though I’m not a nuclear expert, that Iran’s getting nuclear weapons is a heck of a lot more important than these paper treaties and […]

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