davidl on December 1st, 2011

Them that can, go into business.  Those that can not settle for becoming politicians.    The nanny staters of San Francisco got out smarted by the suits from McDonalds from Karen, the Lonely Conservative: The nannies in San Francisco thought it would be a good idea to ban toys in McDonald’s Happy Meals to force kids […]

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davidl on July 4th, 2011

In order for Americans to get their jobs back, Barack Obama must lose his, from Shannon Travis: Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) – Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is getting more creative, and apparently more aggressive, in her political attacks against President Barack Obama. On Saturday, the Minnesota congresswoman took fresh jabs at the president. In […]

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davidl on June 5th, 2011

Gurkha – 30, Taliban – 0, from Daily Mail (UK): Corporal Dipprasad Pun defeated more than 30 Taliban fighters single-handedly Used the tripod of his machine gun to beat away a militant after running out of ammunition A Gurkha soldier who single-handedly defeated more than 30 Taliban fighters has been awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross […]

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davidl on March 29th, 2011

Mocking Media Splatters, Mark Hemingway mocks David Brock, of Media Splatters for American, from Weekly Standard: But as Nietzsche once said, “At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do not cease to be insipid.” MMFA is really, really insipid. I mean, as a professional journalist, I’m not sure how I […]

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davidl on January 5th, 2011

To Kill a constitution, one does not have to truly brain dead to post for the Puffington Post, but it seems to help.  Amanda Terkel, link: WASHINGTON — The equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution does not protect against discrimination on the basis of gender or sexual orientation, according to […]

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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 6th, 2010

Et tu Keith, William Kristol, comes to laud the suspended Keith Olbermann, from Weekly Standard: Perhaps Olbermann violated NBC News “policy and standards.” But NBC doesn’t have real news standards for MSNBC—otherwise the channel wouldn’t exist. It’s a little strange to get all high and mighty now. Who knew Bill Kristol was a Roman?   He […]

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davidl on September 20th, 2010

What’s scarier: a 9.6 percent unemployment rate and $13 trillion debt? Or the Tea Party? Mary Katherine Ham, Weekly Standard

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davidl on April 25th, 2010

Two Americas, Fred Barnes,Weekly Standard: John Edwards was right. There are two Americas, just not his two (the rich and powerful versus everyone else). The real divide today is, on one side, the 20 million people who work for state and local governments and the additional 3 million who’ve retired with fat pensions. On the […]

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davidl on April 22nd, 2010

Where’s the civility, I ask you? Was it not just this weekend that former President Bill Clinton warned that words have power, and that in voicing dissent, we should be careful not to get out of hand? And yet, here we have a group of protesters registering their discontent with the government within close physical […]

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davidl on March 23rd, 2010

While you slept Sunday,  Mrs. Pelosi, and two hundred eighteen of her co-conspirators screwed you and the entire country. Obama writes new Contract with America, William Kristol, Weekly Standard: This year Obama has handed Republicans a one-item Contract with America, an item a majority of the public supports–opposition to, and therefore repeal of, Obamacare BO […]

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DJ Durant on February 4th, 2010

bored-tv-watchingPresident Obama has a huge problem: jobs.  As in, lack of them.  As in, not creating any.  He promised them on the campaign trail, and he promised them as part of the $1.2 trillion stimulus package he signed a year ago.

After one year in office, with a huge majority in Congress, he has accomplished remarkably little, which is a relief to a Conservative.  He has spent an inordinate amout of time, resources and energy wrangling over socialized medicine and cap and trade, and the unemployment remains stubbornly high.

Tomorrow, employment data will be released for January.  Weekly initial jobless claims for unemployment insurance has been running about 470,000, and this week the number hit 480,000.  The employment sector will not grow until initial jobless claims fall below 400,000.  We’re still a long way off.

There are two factors in play.  The President has been jawboning big business for the last three years, while on the campaign trail and since his inauguration.  Business will not hire workers without some stable signs of an increase in aggregate demand, and as long as this administration sends a […]

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davidl on January 25th, 2010

Comment by Jammie Wearing Fool: Obama Reflects On His Favorite Subject Barack Obama is trying to sell his favorite subject, to wit himself, Glenn Thrush, Politico: Rep. Marion Berry’s parting shot, published in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette [no link, subscription only] offers a warning to moderate Democrats and border state moderates — warning of a midterm […]

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davidl on January 20th, 2010

The democrats lost a Senate seat in the bluest of states, Massachusetts, because they were blind to concerns the ordinary American voter, from  Mark Katherine Ham, Weekly Standard: Democrats fooled themselves into believing the town-hall/Tea Party caricature and ignored the feelings of real Americans. And, to their electoral detriment, the media (particularly the MSNBC crew) […]

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Eric Florack on January 14th, 2010

While I sit in the doctor’s office waiting for my appointmnet, I see Greg Sargent says today: As you may have heard, a Dem staffer helping the Martha Coakley campaign was caught on video shoving a Weekly Standard reporter, prompting an explosion of outrage from national Republicans and the right-wing media, who alleged bullying and […]

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