Me at OTB just now: Consider the scenario of capturing UBL alive. The administration is faced with a choice; They can either… a) Go through the process of a civilian trial because that was what they wanted to employ for all terror suspects, giving, as I’ve en saying all along, a platform for alQueida to […]

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davidl on February 2nd, 2011

Coherence from Cohen, some sobering questions from Richard Cohen no Egypt, from the Washington Post: Egypt’s problems are immense. It has a population it cannot support, a standard of living that is stagnant and a self-image as leader of the (Sunni) Arab world that does not, really, correspond to reality. It also lacks the civic […]

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Eric Florack on January 25th, 2011

Harrisburg, PA– As this is written, I’m at the TA in Harrisburg. I was supposed to be over by Albany by this time, but an equipment failure…. (flat tire) lost me four hours of drive time.  When things go mostly right, it’s easy to bitch about the small stuff. When there’s a bigtime fail… well, […]

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Eric Florack on March 25th, 2010

Welcome back, my friends to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble 55% WANT HEALTHCARE REPEALED: I’ve already suggested earlier that an outright repeal of the healthcare monster isn’t likely and enumerated the reasons for that. I note today, Rick Moran has been talking about that also, and he […]

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davidl on March 23rd, 2010

The connection between the Jewish people and the Land of Israel cannot be denied. The connection between the Jewish people and Jerusalem cannot be denied. The Jewish people were building Jerusalem 3,000 year ago and the Jewish people are building Jerusalem today. Jerusalem is not a settlement. It is our capital. Benjamin Netanyahu, via Real […]

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on March 5th, 2010

Trait: The competency to raise your family alone, without extended family nearby. JonesToTheGrindstone.com I have a running list of “how to tell you’ve met a military mom.” At the top, is the tell-tale sign of finding out that every one her children was born in different states or countries. For example, my daughter was born […]

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davidl on February 4th, 2010

Democrats are in the midst of the painful realization: Mr. Obama’s words cannot save them from the power of bad ideas. Karl Rove, Wall Street Journal.

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President Obama 2010 SOTUAs we end the President’s first year in office, we still struggle with folks on the left complaining bitterly that those of us who share a conservative ilk are out to see Obama fail.  Never mind the fact that all I seem to hear during a Republican administration is a cacophony of angry vitriol, outright lies and attempts by Congress to undermine the critical work of the President, and I’ll accept the fact that there are many on the right who see nothing but red when they discuss the current resident of the White House.  But my goal is strictly to see America — Americans — be successful, and that means that I want to see the President be successful as well.

But the President\’s speech tonight leaves me wondering. There\’s no doubt it brought a sense of euphoria to those in need, to those who continue to promote a liberal agenda. The beginning and end of the speech brought a broad stroke of hope and confidence in who we are as a nation, as any good presidential speech should.

He made some good proposals. Some of which will make Congress uncomfortable to consider. Some of which will be hard to execute. Earmark transparency. Budget freezes. Cutting programs.

He made some popular proposals. Jobs programs. Small Business Lending programs and tax credits. Tax credits on capital investments. Bank investment reforms. Additional taxation of large banks.

And he continued to press for Health Care Reform that Americans don\’t want.

I will likely disagree with much of the spending […]

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