davidl on August 18th, 2011

General Frank Savage, from Twelve O’Clock High, via IMDB: There will be a briefing for a practice mission at 1100 this morning. That’s right, practice. I’ve been sent here to take over what has come to be known as a hard luck group. Well, I don’t believe in hard luck. So we’re going to find […]

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davidl on June 25th, 2011

Fact checking the Fat Lady, Wordsmith compares and contrast this FLOTUS, b/k/a Michelle Obams, quote with the real world, from Flopping Aces: “See, what you all need to know about the President you helped to elect is that when it comes to the people he meets, Barack has a memory like a steel trap. He […]

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davidl on June 16th, 2011

FLOTUS lies, the Fat Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama tells lies about her husband, from Politico: First lady Michelle Obama on Monday told a fundraiser in Southern California of the toll the presidency has taken on her husband Barack Obama. “I see the sadness and worry that’s creasing his face,” she said to […]

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Eric Florack on June 9th, 2011

York,PA in the midst of a really wild thunderstorm…– I brought a load here from the Adirondacks, and will be on my home turf, tomorrow. I’m looking forward to this weekend; it’s been a particularly trying week… several repairs. Actually, I’ve been quite road-repair free until this week. A radiator hose, two tires, a welding […]

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davidl on June 8th, 2011

The O-conomy, from Jim Geraghty, National Review: Since January 2009, American businesses have faced at least three big potential risks to their bottom line besides the lingering effects of the 2008 crash: A) the possibility of tax hikes B) the possibility of greater costs for health care to employees imposed by government and C) the […]

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davidl on May 4th, 2011

Question Mr. President, from Ann Althouse: So… was bin Laden shot because he resisted — the official story — or because a live, captured bin Laden would have torn the Obama administration apart? More over, did the White House send the noted liar John Brennan to lie about the details of bin Laden death to […]

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davidl on April 6th, 2011

Micheal Steele right on Afghanistan, from Dan Riehl, Riehl World View: It seems to me, Steele and his defenders on that issue understood the implications of Obama’s changes in Afghanistan, while many of the self-professed intelligent folks in DC did not. Bush didn’t pursue a high intensity ground war in Afghanistan as conditions were and […]

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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 February 26th, 2011

Obami stand mute, from Dana Milbank, RCP: WASHINGTON — There have been worse times to start a new job in Washington. When Abraham Lincoln arrived in the capital 150 years ago this week, for example, the South had already seceded. Jay Carney, the new White House press secretary, didn’t have anything quite so dire on […]

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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 12th, 2010

Dumbo proves PIAPS right, Barack Obama proves that even Mrs. Clinton can not be wrong all the time, from Jonah Goldberg, New York Post: But even some of Obama’s biggest fans admitted that his devotion to the magical power of words stemmed from the fact that he had little else going for him. “Barack Obama […]

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davidl on December 8th, 2010

Elizabeth Edwards, Raleigh News Observer: Elizabeth Anania Edwards, who became a national figure in her fight against cancer and as a partner in her husband John’s political career, died today. She was 61. Ulysses S. Grant, Cold Harbor, Virginia, 1864: “I will fight it on this line if it takes all summer.” Reference. Barack H […]

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Eric Florack on June 7th, 2010

WHY EXPEL ONE OF YOUR OWN? I notice Jennifer Rubin of Commentary asking the question why shouldn’t Helen Thomas be expelled from the White House press corps?  (David already has vid up on this topic)T  The answer to my mind is rather simple ; the White House agrees with her. THE WOOD SPLITS: I note […]

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davidl on May 22nd, 2010

More of Mrs. Clinton’s smart diplomacy, via Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit: Weakening US-Japan Relationships May Impair Crucial Social Networks Multilateral relations with emerging economies, the Japanese government’s bumbling over Futenma air base, and corporate breakups are reducing opportunities to build personal ties and networks that may be vital for Japan’s future Killing the golden goose,  […]

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