davidl on July 22nd, 2011

Obama is choking business, from an interview with Bernie Marcus, co-founder of Home Depot, from Investor’s Business Daily: IBD: If you could sit down with Obama and talk to him about job creation, what would you say? Marcus: I’m not sure Obama would understand anything that I’d say, because he’s never really worked a day […]

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davidl on July 16th, 2011

Tapper is the new Russert, Jake Tapper plays one man tag team on White House Press Secretary, Jay Carney, Tapper asks a simple, A or B question, and can not get a straight answer, from ABC News: Which Is Worse? Default or Voting to Raise the Debt Ceiling Again in 2012?: Today’s Qs for O’s […]

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davidl on May 1st, 2011

Obama Can’t, Victor Davis Hanson on the problem with the Obami, from RCP: [A] president who believes that modern cars get eight miles per gallon or need frequent tune-ups, and that proper tire inflation can substitute for drilling oil, has never run a business that hinged on having moderately priced gas to power a truck, […]

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davidl on April 5th, 2011

Dumbo kicks off re-election campaign, and Clifton B. has the jingo of very young campaign, from Another Black Conservative: Calling All Remaining Hope Dopes: Obama launches reelection with video […] It looks like “Yes We Can” has morphed into “I Need You, Man”! The video seems to be a call to all remaining true supporters. […]

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davidl on April 24th, 2010

Chicago Way is a two way street, from John Kass, Chicago Tribune: It’s no secret that some in journalism get offended when anyone dares mention that the president was involved in Chicago politics. But the filing is not only a legal document, it’s a political message from Blagojevich to Obama. So allow me to translate […]

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davidl on April 14th, 2010

Disgusting, TFD, from Elizabeth Scalia, Anchoress,    I have a few suggestions for Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to tell Dim Won where he can put his finger.   Suggstion? Tea Party getting results, Sean Higgins, Investors Business Daily: House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., told reporters today that the Tea Party movement is making some members […]

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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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Eric Florack on April 5th, 2010

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere… the BitsBlog Nightly Ramble FIRST, THIS SNARK:  From Reynolds: POLL: Tea Party 48, Obama 44. Best headline: Tea Party More Popular Than Obama, Frank Rich Hardest Hit. THE TEA PARTY LOOKS LIKE AMERICA: So where does that polling leave us?  James […]

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davidl on March 24th, 2010

Why the one hasn’t won yet, Jay Cost, RCP: Last week, President Obama said again and again that the time for talk is over. Yet this week he’s going on the road to defend his new bill. This is why. ObamaCare is politically vulnerable. It lacks the bipartisan support that created and protected new entitlements […]

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Insight Communications unfortunately has decided to end all local programming in the Northern Kentucky market, and with that bad decision, ends a nearly 20 year run of the popular show “Northern Kentucky Magazine”, a local talk show that has served as an excellent venue for community news and entertainment. I have been a “regular” guest […]

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davidl on February 11th, 2010

How is that Hopey Changey thing working, Glenn Reynolds, Iinstapundit: “Despite all the talk of green jobs, the overwhelming majority of stimulus money spent on wind power has gone to foreign companies, according to a new report by the Investigative Reporting Workshop at the American University’s School of Communication in Washington, D.C. . . . […]

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Eric Florack on February 8th, 2010

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble TALK TO THE HAND:  All kinds of nonsense from the left about a few words written on Palin’s hand. I even heard that magnificent moron, Don Imus, hacking up a hairball about people who defend Palin’s “hand […]

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on January 27th, 2010
Tonight
Art will be a featured guest at the Des Moines Register’s web site tonight during the President’s speech in an online chat.  You can join us at this link starting at 7:45 PM.

Well, friends, tonight could well be one of the most anticipated State Of The Union Addresses in many years.  In a period of disappointment following the grand illusion of hope put forth by the President and Congressional Democrats, tonight’s speech may well a pivotal driver to the 2010 Congressional Elections.

Health Care

Look for President Obama to sound confident and yet cautious on this topic.  He may well fire barbs at the Republicans in Congress, but the fact is that House and Senate Democrats had the ability to make this happen months ago if they had the intestinal fortitude to put personal pride, personal gain and “pet ideas” aside and come to a consensus on what most of us would agree is a critical issue in America.  But the President won’t point any of that out.

The Economy

There will be more demands to poor money into the hands of businesses and citizens… unfortunately it will likely be more of the same non-stimulating “stimulus” money, feeding […]

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Today will be the third (and final) week sitting in for Tim Albrecht at The Bean Walker Live on Des Moines Local Live/Mac’s World Live.  I have a number of interesting topics to share today, including the news about the possible Democratic opponent to Chuck Grassley, the Iowa Attorney General’s plans for staff cuts, oddities, and of course we’ll talk about Health Care Reform.

I’m hoping to have a local heart surgeon join us to discuss some of the costs embedded in the current system, and talk about ways we can address those costs.

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