davidl on June 23rd, 2011

Jon Huntsman, stalking horse, Jennifer Rubin explains why the newly launched Jon Huntsman campaign so  hyped by the media, and so dead in the water, from Washington Post: From the mainstream media’s standpoint, he is the McCain 1980. He’s a “good Republican” — not too conservative, not too loyal to his party and infatuated (at […]

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Eric Florack on June 13th, 2011

Wesbury, Long Island, NY– I’m here at one of my regular stops. I ran down to Carlisle, PA to pick this load up, and ran it here this morning AT the moment, I’m waiting to get unloaded so I can get out of the city. No, gang, the Tea Party is still here.Neil Munro says: […]

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davidl on April 22nd, 2011

You know what a watermelon is?  It is green on the outside but red on the inside. Big Green flops, a clearly flummoxed Bradford Plumer wonders why the watermelons movement, the so-called green movement has laid such massive big egg, from New Republic: Just about everyone in the green movement has a theory for why […]

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davidl on February 5th, 2011

Fack Camp David, Muslim Brotherhood wants to scrap Egypt’s peace treaty with Israel, from Ria Novosti: Egypt’s banned Muslim Brotherhood movement has unveiled its plans to scrap a peace treaty with Israel if it comes to power, a deputy leader said in an interview with NHK TV. Rashad al-Bayoumi said the peace treaty with Israel […]

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davidl on January 30th, 2011

The coming battle, from Melissa Maynard, Stateline: Public sector unions have escaped a comparable decline in their ranks, with 36.2 percent of state and local employees still in unions. But an increasingly loud chorus of governors and state legislators may change that. Like Solis, their argument is tied to the need for more and better […]

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davidl on January 19th, 2011

Special better late then never edition. Dumping on Dupnik, I admit it cheap amusement, but I do enjoy it, form Gregory Kane, Washington Examiner It just gets better and better with Sheriff Clarence Dupnik of Pima County, Ariz., doesn’t it? The city of Tucson is in Pima County. Friends and relatives of the victims of […]

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davidl on January 4th, 2011

The KKK is gone, the Kennedy Kongressional Klan is gone.  Free at last, free at last. Class envy, from James Carroll, Boston Globe: If a just society is defined by the relationship between the well off and the very poor, we have big trouble. US Census data for 2010 show the widest rich-poor income gap […]

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davidl on December 22nd, 2010

Don’t let the door hit you on the way out Arlen! Specter gives final Senate floor speech, from Shira Toeplitz, Politico: Ever the prosecutor, Sen. Arlen Specter delivered a critical attack of partisan politics in his self-described “closing argument” Tuesday morning on the Senate floor. The speech capped Specter’s 30-year career as the longest-serving senator […]

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davidl on December 20th, 2010

DADT is dead, long live DADT,from David Woods, Politics Daily: For the next few months and possibly for as long as a year, gays and lesbians in uniform will still be subject to investigation and discharge if they acknowledge their sexual orientation, Pentagon officials said. Despite action in Congress to repeal it, the controversial policy […]

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davidl on November 23rd, 2010

TSA stuck on stupid, TSA chief John Pistole, from CNN: Well, I think the Israeli model, which a number of people have talked about, uses intelligence in a different way, profiling. And then if in terms of a pat-down, if they suspect you of something, you receive a very thorough pat-down there. That is top-notch […]

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Eric Florack on November 21st, 2010

Doug Mataconis over at OTB, is commenting on the Anti-Palin backlash going on, and seems to me quite willing to be part of that backlash. I’ve already made note since the elections of reports of growing concern about Palin inside the GOP, as well as comments by the likes of Karl Rove that Palin is […]

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davidl on November 9th, 2010

Dumbo underestimated political cost of Obama Care, from Daily Mail(UK): Barack Obama today admitted his controversial plans to overhaul the healthcare system have proved more costlier in political terms than he anticipated. In a TV interview, the President also said he ‘gets discouraged’ when facing up to scale of the economic problems facing America. Speaking […]

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davidl on November 7th, 2010

Keith Olbermann, Eric opined: David has been rightly chiming in on the Keith Olbermann business. It’s kinda like observing a train wreck. But I have to tell you that I look at this situation and have to wonder if there isn’t a connection between his sudden dismissal….  (OK, suspension, but you and I both know […]

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davidl on November 3rd, 2010

It is the incompetence stupid , Eugene Robinson, Washington Post plays the race card and tries to argue that the Teat Party movement is somehow racists: I have to wonder what it is about Obama that provokes and sustains all this tea party ire. I wonder how he can be seen as “elitist,” when he […]

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davidl on October 26th, 2010

Dope from Hope blasts Karl Rove, from Ben Smith Politico: Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee today broadened the assault on the Republican Party establishment — and former Bush adviser Karl Rove in particular — levied recently by Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh, blasting the “elitism” and “country club attitude exhibited by Rove and others who […]

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