davidl on December 5th, 2009

G. D. Maxwell, Pique: Now, now, let’s not get too uppity here. We need to be understanding. We need to be unified. We need to be supportive. We need to be patient. We need to pretend everything’s hunky-dory. We need to be quiet. Or else. That seems to be the position taken by (the IOC) […]

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Eric Florack on November 12th, 2009

There’s a  number of people last night heaping praise on Obama’s speech at Ft Hood yesterday.  Predictably,  Marc Armbinder is one of them: Today, at Ft. Hood. I guarantee: they’ll be teaching this one in rhetoric classes. It was that good. My gloss won’t do it justice. Yes, I’m having a Chris Matthews-chill-running-up-my-leg moment, but […]

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  Jim Geraghty’s Law, National Review All Barack Obama statements come with an expiration date. All of them. The one, January 20: On this day, we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn out dogmas, that for far too long have strangled our politics Jennifer Rubin, […]

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davidl on May 13th, 2009

Rush Limbaugh He is called the Great One for good reason.    Where some were expecting a full throated frontal attack on Wanda Syles, or, like me, an attack on the one, Limbaugh caught both his fans and critics flat footed.   In his intro on Monday, Limbaugh kept playing the words of Barack Obama, video: Text […]

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davidl on May 8th, 2009

Robert Reich, Salon, issues a warming: The President seems to me especially thoughtful and passionate about one of the great moral questions of domestic policy today: widening inequality of income and wealth, and therefore of opportunity and political power. As I’ve noted before, as recently as 1980, the richest 1 percent of Americans took home […]

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davidl on May 5th, 2009

The one has decreed a new holiday”Cuatro de Cinco.”   Mary Katherine Ham, Weekly Standard, quips: So, Obama, I will not turn your tendency to mispeak (and, then reprimand your Teleprompter) into an international incident, but I will note it with some glee:  Mary Katherine, it is going to a gleeful four years.    Now is really […]

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davidl on April 11th, 2009

The Frogs act, Shashank Bengali and Jonathan S. Landay, McClatchy Newspapers: [T]he French government said that its navy on Friday freed a yacht that was captured over the weekend, but that one hostage had died in a gun battle between pirates and French special forces. Four other hostages were rescued unharmed. French forces killed two […]

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davidl on April 10th, 2009

Evidently Barack Obama’s teleprompter is not programmable. WASHINGTON, April 9 (Reuters) – […]Obama was asked to comment on the situation several times by reporters at a White House event on refinancing for homeowners. Obama, however, stuck closely to the script and replied that he wanted to remain focused on housing. The captain of the Maersk […]

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Eric Florack on April 1st, 2009

Welcome one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘shpere… The BigsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the Teleprompter Edition. We have written a virus that only works on Teleprompters, as demonstrated here, on the President’s prompters in Washington  a few days ago. I gather that all 12 of the prompters loaded […]

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Eric Florack on March 25th, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the ‘Gee, you’re smart” edition. Irony, but no starchy:  I note Michael Barone  this morning, pointing out that Obama proposes to use the unregulated industres to bail out the regulated ones. I haven’t commented on […]

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Eric Florack on March 24th, 2009

Look, let’s face it; if the teleprompter actually had anything major to give us, he’d have been leaking it for the last week and a half now. The precedes that we saw, the White House at around 1800 eastern told me all I needed to know about tonight’s non-event.  The fact of the matter is […]

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davidl on March 23rd, 2009

Frank Rich, New York Times, is asking for the real Barack Obama to stand-up and speak out: A CHARMING visit with Jay Leno won’t fix it. A 90 percent tax on bankers’ bonuses won’t fix it. Firing Timothy Geithner won’t fix it. Unless and until Barack Obama addresses the full depth of Americans’ anger with […]

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davidl on March 21st, 2009

Barack Obama campaigned on a promise of Hope and Change.  There doesn’t appear to be much hope for Hope, but BO is sure bring on the Change, albeit all bad.   BO and his fellow ‘rats in Congress have started a trade war with Mexico   If it can be but played on his teleprompter, Obama would […]

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Eric Florack on March 20th, 2009

Back on the 11th of this month, I posted a quick note from my Palm Treo, asking about those DVD’s Obama gave Gordon Brown. Were they even playable, I wondered, given the technology changes between the states and the UK.   Wrong region, and wrong encoding scheme.  Person giving the gift being clueless. By way […]

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davidl on March 20th, 2009

As Eric rambled: The Book: You’ve heard about Obama’s half billion dollar kids book deal, right?  How many copies are being sold to school districts on the taxpayer dime, I wonder?  And he didn’t even write the bloody thing. Steven Green has more to say on that subject.   Jim McElhatton and Christina Bellantoni, Washington Times: […]

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