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Sunday open thread

By Michelle Malkin  •  January 31, 2010 10:29 AM

Busy with family and friends. Talk amongst yourselves. *** Via 30 pcs of silver and Feebie, longtime commenter A.J. Montana passed away last week of an apparent heart attack. His loyal readership and participation were much appreciated. Condolences to his family and R.I.P.

Education Secretary Duncan’s new reform proposal: Hurricanes!

By Michelle Malkin  •  January 30, 2010 11:03 AM

File under: Can you imagine if a Republican Education Secretary said this? Via the Washington Post, Education Secretary Arne Duncan makes a clumsy attempt at pointing out that there was an educational silver lining to the catastrophic hurricane that devastated New Orleans. Education Secretary Arne Duncan called Hurricane Katrina “the best thing that happened to […]

Transparency and openness, finally: The GOP & Obama Q&A show

By Michelle Malkin  •  January 29, 2010 01:21 PM

It’s our own version of Britain’s Prime Minister’s questions and it’s been happening for nearly an hour live. Hurry and tune in now on C-SPAN online if you aren’t near a TV. Yes, Obama has shown some of his finger-wagging tendencies, ignored GOP Rep. Tom Price’s question, complained that health care critics likened Demcare to […]

Thank you, Tim Tebow

By Michelle Malkin  •  January 29, 2010 01:00 PM

Thank you, Tim Tebow and family, for exposing the appalling intolerance of the feminist Left and the abortion peddlers. Thank you, for standing up and speaking out for what you believe in. And thank you, Focus on the Family, for spreading the Tebow family’s message: Focus on the Family will broadcast the first Super Bowl […]

California lawmakers pass single-payer…as state heads towards bankruptcy again

By Michelle Malkin  •  January 29, 2010 12:34 PM

I noted the California Senate Appropriations Committee’s plans last week to push a single-payer program through the legislature. Showing their impeccable timing, the progressives approved the bill in the Senate yesterday at a cost of $200 billion a year…just as the state controller announced that California is set to run out of cash again in […]

Cirque du Jihad: Coming to a federal court near you?

By Michelle Malkin  •  January 29, 2010 03:08 AM

My syndicated column today expands on Tuesday’s blog post about the Aafia Siddiqui terror trial debacle in New York City (see here for background/links) and what it portends for the future. Yes, I call it Cirque du Jihad. The White House and DOJ are now scrambling to cook up contingency plans for their jihadi show […]

Retreat: White House plays jihadi musical chairs

By Michelle Malkin  •  January 28, 2010 09:37 PM

Photo credit: Urban Infidel. President Obama’s rhetoric meets reality, again. After pushing hard to try Gitmo detainees in New York City, the White House has now ordered the Justice Department to try and find other venues. They are still insisting on shipping suspected jihadis to federal courts on U.S. soil. It’s going to be a […]

Reverse Midas: Obama to campaign for beleaguered Sen. Bennet in Colorado

By Michelle Malkin  •  January 28, 2010 07:20 PM

Oh, goody. The man whose in-state appearances helped doom Democrats Jon Corzine in New Jersey, Creigh Deeds in Virginia, and Martha Coakley in Massachusetts is now scheduled to campaign for flailing Democrat Sen. Michael Bennet here in Colorado. President Obama will bring his reverse Midas Touch to the mountain West next month, according to the […]

Screw up, move up: Bernanke re-nominated

By Michelle Malkin  •  January 28, 2010 04:24 PM

The final vote in the Senate on the Federal Reserve chairman’s re-nomination this afternoon was 70-30. Among the Republicans supporting Ben Bernanke: Alexander, Barrasso, Coburn, Cochran, Collins, Enzi, Graham, Gregg, Hatch, Kyl, Lugar, McConnell, Murkowski, Voinovich, and Snowe. Seven Senators switched their votes after voting for cloture (the procedural vote was 77-23). Via The Hill’s […]

SEIU thug-in-chief: Sorry for calling Democrat Senators “terrorists;” Update: UAW leader to members: “Shut the ^*%& up!”

By Michelle Malkin  •  January 28, 2010 03:28 PM

Oops. The head of the Purple Shirted Army got carried away with his rhetoric — likening his political opponents to terrorists. When his underlings use such rhetoric against Tea Party activists — as SEIU goon Dennis Rivera did in a phone conference with HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius last summer — there’s no problem, of course. […]

Every Senate Democrat voted to raise debt limit to $14.3 trillion

By Michelle Malkin  •  January 28, 2010 01:02 PM

Every Senate Democrat voted to raise the debt limit to $14.3 trillion. The vote was 60-40 on straight partisan lines. Let me repeat that — and let it be repeated loudly and often: Every Senate Democrat voted to raise the debt limit to $14.3 trillion. That’s $45,000 per American. Here’s the roll call vote: Can’t […]

Britain’s new anti-terrorism plan: Bribes for Bombers!

By Michelle Malkin  •  January 28, 2010 12:21 PM

Mo’ money.

White liberal TV host can’t stop talking about president’s skin color

By Michelle Malkin  •  January 28, 2010 11:18 AM

‘Fess up, my liberal friends and readers. Are you not now completely mortified by the continued Archie Bunker ruminations on race by MSNBC’s Chris Matthews? Still stuck in the ’60s babbling about the Kennedy administration, his patronizing attitude toward President Obama makes Harry “Negro dialect” Reid and Robert “Kleagle” Byrd look like hip, young 21st […]

The shout-outs Obama forgot

By Michelle Malkin  •  January 28, 2010 09:47 AM

Reader Karen raises a good point about President Obama’s missing shout-outs last night: Greetings from Tampa, Fl: No one in the media has brought up the ultimate snub from Pres. Obama during his speech last night. He gave a shout out to Michelle Obama- twice, Joe Biden- once, but to the two officers who brought […]

Howard Zinn dead at 87

By Michelle Malkin  •  January 28, 2010 08:38 AM

Tinseltown’s favorite Marxist historian passed away after a heart attack yesterday while traveling in Santa Monica, according to the Boston Globe: Howard Zinn, the Boston University historian and political activist who was an early opponent of US involvement in Vietnam and whose books, such as “A People’s History of the United States,” inspired young and […]

Zzzzz: Two not-so-sharp responses to Obama’s SOTU

By Michelle Malkin  •  January 27, 2010 11:50 PM

Obama was supposed to set a “new tone” in Washington tonight. Don’t think he meant the tone to sound like snoring. Janet Napolitano should have brought her Snuggie to the State of the Union Address. Here she is putting the “nap” in Napolitano: (hat tip: Cristy Li) Harry Reid forgot to drink his Red Bull, […]

Two sharp responses to Obama’s SOTU

By Michelle Malkin  •  January 27, 2010 10:39 PM

Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell is giving a terrific counter-response to Obama’s spend-all, do-all State of the Union address. He is drawing on the Founding Fathers and talking about the need to restrain government. “The federal government is simply trying to do too much.” Speech excerpts here: JOBS “Good government policy should spur economic growth, and […]

SOTU open thread: Blame the lobbyists! Fund high-speed rail boondoggles! Spending freeze plan met with near-silence, laughter; disses SCOTUS in front of SCOTUS

By Michelle Malkin  •  January 27, 2010 07:40 PM

Scroll for updates/liveblogging… We’re an hour and a half away from President Obama’s Swagga Recovery Speech. He’s going to get his mojo back, we’re told, by acknowledging missteps — and then dumping the blame on lobbyists. Seriously. I know a lot of folks are organizing SOTU drinking games. But I don’t need the headache. This […]

Secret AIG bailout docs leaked; Update: Bernanke on the hot seat

By Michelle Malkin  •  January 27, 2010 04:54 PM

Eeenteresting. About a week ago, the SEC agree to cover-up bailout documents for AIG until 2018. The documents relate to the backroom bank bailout payments at top dollar to AIG counterparties — which know-nothing Tim Geithner was grilled about today on the Hill. The leak comes as Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke heads to the Hill […]

Climate Change Republican Lindsey Graham’s cap-and-tax retreat

By Michelle Malkin  •  January 27, 2010 03:09 PM

The Massachusetts Miracle wasn’t just a wake-up call for Democrats. It was a wake-up call for Big Government Republicans, Business-As-Usual Republicans, McCain Republicans, and Climate Change Republicans. Lindsey Graham is all four, of course. In October, he penned an enviro-nitwit op-ed with John Kerry signing on to the Democrats’ massive cap-and-tax plan. He’s singing a […]

Culture of Corruption Watch: Grilling Geithner; Video added

By Michelle Malkin  •  January 27, 2010 12:22 PM

“You gave lame excuses then, you are giving lame excuses now.”

Joe Wilson vs. SOTU

By Michelle Malkin  •  January 27, 2010 11:37 AM

South Carolina GOP Rep. Joe Wilson will bring his truth-telling to Facebook tonight. He’s going to respond to President Obama’s State of the Union Address online via video: Joe Wilson will be giving the first-ever live video response to a Presidential State of the Union address on Facebook. He will give his reaction to President […]

White House flack: It’s “petty” to nail down stimulus numbers

By Michelle Malkin  •  January 27, 2010 10:51 AM

Over the weekend, White House operatives were all over the map with their stimulus job estimates. (I think they were using “Mayan Math.”) Anyway, talk show host Bill Wills in Cleveland asked White House spokesman Bill Burton about it. Burton airily dismissed criticism of the discrepancies as “petty.” Here’s the audio: And transcript: WILLS: And […]

Oregon to businesses: Screw you

By Michelle Malkin  •  January 27, 2010 10:15 AM

Big Labor poured millions of rank-and-file members’ dues into a tax hike campaign in Oregon. It worked. The “wealthy” and the “evil corporations” will now be forced to bail out government schools and social services. Look for affected business owners to start Going Galt en masse. The Oregonian reports on the gloating by public employee […]

The state of Obama’s dis-union

By Michelle Malkin  •  January 27, 2010 09:49 AM

My syndicated column today torches President Obama’s fiscal freeze follies. A new CBO reports says the year-old Porkulus will now cost $75 billion more than originally estimated. Which is why the White House is scrambling to de-emphasize its spending discipline pose and talk about something else. Anything else. Like new legislation “restricting foreign corporations from […]

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