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Yes, we can…subsidize foreign abortions.
The walls are closing in on Rep. John Conyers’ wife. Maybe he should spend less time chasing his Bush impeachment pipe dream and pay attention to home. Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, his father, Bernard Kilpatrick, and City Council President Monica Conyers are the major figures cited in a sludge-hauling executive’s account of greed and […]
The Senate Judiciary Committee cleared the way for AG nominee Eric Holder. Only two nay votes — from GOP Senate Republicans John Cornyn and Tom Coburn. Screw up, move up: Eric Holder’s nomination as the first African-American attorney general moved to the full Senate on Wednesday with broad bipartisan support, as Republicans who earlier criticized […]
Stimulus stupidity alert: $460,000/Coast Guard job, $1.5 bil “carbon capturing contest,” $400 mil chlamydia/HIV tests, $45 mil for ATV trails & more!
*Update: Ed Morrissey and Hot Air readers are melting the phones. Join in!* GOP: Time to Get Things Undone by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2008 President Obama thinks he knows what the primary objective of Republicans in Washington should be: To “get things done.” Bashing Rush Limbaugh last week, Obama urged GOP lawmakers to […]
The Lupoe children: Brittney (8), Jazmin and Jassely (5), and Benjamin and Christian (2). I think it’s disgusting how Los Angeles politicians and the MSM tried to turn the horrific suicide-murders involving Ervin and Ana Lupoe and their five children today into an object lesson about the bad economy. The Lupoe parents lost their jobs […]
Now online: Searchable text version of Senate Generational Theft Act; House Dems’ package tops $1.1 trillion
Graph of the day.
The open-borders crowd has been pushing to get a piece of the S-CHIP pie for more than a year. House Republicans have flagged the issue repeatedly. The bill is now in the Senate. CNS reports on Harry Reid’s diffident attitude about the loosened ID standards: A proposed change to the State Children’s Health Insurance Program […]
President Obama’s new economic stimulus ploy is to declare that no dissent on the need for massive government action exists. He is wrong. Via Cato Institute: Here are 200 economists, including Nobel Laureates, who oppose the Generational Theft Act of 2009. The open letter is running as an ad in the NY Times, Washington Post […]
You’ll be interested to know that Professor Bob has shut down his comment section on his “Open Letter” blog post to me and other critics of his color-coded stimulus earmarks. Perhaps in response to his bogus, Media Matters-echoing accusations that we were twisting his words, someone posted a link to this 1997 Slate piece exposing […]
“[S]pending for new programs has frequently been slower than expected and rarely been faster.
GOP Sen. Jim DeMint flags the testimony of deputy Secretary of State nominee James Steinberg, who believes that abortion subsidies are constitutionally protected. From Sen. DeMint’s blog: James B. Steinberg, President Obama’s nominee to be the next Deputy Secretary of State, claimed in written testimony to the Foreign Relations Committee that Congress cannot constitutionally restrict […]
From Conn Carroll at The Foundry: “What Is the Spending Multiplier on a Pack of Condoms?” The entire intellectual underpinning of President Barack Obama’s spending plan rests on the belief that certain types of government spending creates a “multiplier effect” which raises national income beyond the size of government’s initial spending increase. So, for example, […]
Thump, thump, thump.
Here is the roll call vote on the Geithner nomination: And here are the 10 B.O. (Barack Obama/Bend Over) Republicans who sided with Obama and the Dems: Corker (R-TN) Cornyn (R-TX) Crapo (R-ID) Ensign (R-NV) Graham (R-SC) Gregg (R-NH) Hatch (R-UT) Shelby (R-AL) Snowe (R-ME) Voinovich (R-OH) Question: Where was GOP Sen. Kit Bond? Update […]
“…because today’s children are tomorrow’s bright future!”
The US embassy in Yemen received a warning about this pending attack hours before gunmen drove by and fired shots: Unknown gunmen opened fire at a checkpoint outside the U.S. embassy in Yemen on Monday, hours after the mission said it received a threat, but a Yemeni official said no one was hurt. “Police are […]
The thanks we get.