Archive 2010 February «
Gearing up for a new week after being blissfully unplugged with family this weekend. I’ve got jury duty in the morning. What’s on your minds? *** How to help the Chilean earthquake victims: Links. More links here.
Did you remember? It has now been 17 years since the first World Trade Center bombing. The jihadi truck bomb exploded at 12:18pm, Feb. 26, 1993: Four of the six people killed in the attack worked for the World Trade Center’s owner, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Most of the victims […]
“Nobody’s talking about reconciliation,” Harry Reid said yesterday at Oba-kabuki. “Nooooooobody.” So, er, what’s this? Why, it’s Dick “Nobody” Durbin launching an online petition to kill the filibuster and lower the threshold for cloture to a simple majority. Thunders Durbin: It’s time to end the filibuster The American people are sick of process blocking progress. […]
Sunlight is the best disinfectant.
Persuasion of power.
Photoshop credit: Applecross Media and Big Fur Hat My syndicated column today is a theater review of yesterday’s Demcare talk-a-thon. What’s next? Here’s the rundown. *** Oba-Kabuki: A box-office bomb by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2010 The Oba-Kabuki health care show at Blair House kicked off with a big lie on Thursday morning – […]
Earlier today while the nation was focused on health care Oba-Kabuki, Andy McCarthy sounded the alarm on a Democrat sneak attack on CIA interrogators: The Obama Democrats have outdone themselves. While the country and the Congress have their eyes on today’s dog-and-pony show on socialized medicine, House Democrats last night stashed a new provision in […]
So, now what? Wrist slap? NAACP National Treasure award? What? Via The Hill/AP: The House ethics panel has found that Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) broke ethics rules, according to the Associated Press. The AP reported that Rangel knowingly accepted Caribbean trips in violation of House rules forbidding hidden financing by corporations. […]
“Please, please arrest me,” says an illegal alien who has been here 17 years and wanted to submit herself to federal custody to get on the road to citizenship. Yes, really. Uncle Sam’s answer: Um, no. Yes, really. Via KETV in Omaha, Neb: A Schuyler woman who has lived in the United States for 17 […]
Photoshop credit: Leo Alberti Wanna get depressed instantly? Read this. And an even more depressing reminder: Only 14 Senate Republicans opposed Obama’s massive expansion of the national service boondoggle. God save us from bipartisanship.
I’ve been keeping tab on the Demcare backroom deals over the past several months (see Beltway Christmas: Cash for corruptocrats; Cash for Cloture: Demcare bribe list, Pt. II; and The Demcare bribe list). Now, the Senate Republican Policy Committee has compiled “A Reading Guide to the Senate Bill’s Backroom Deals.” Keep it handy: The White […]
Ladies and gentlemen, I call your attention to the key passage in unrepentant Climate Change Republican John McCain’s Senate floor statement yesterday on cap-and-trade. Note well (hat tip: Edward John Craig/Planet Gore): Let me say to my colleagues, I am proud of my record on climate change. I have been all over the world, and […]
Blowhard-a-thon at Blair House: Health care summit open thread; Update: Alexander calls out Dems on reconciliation; Obama to McCain: “We’re not campaigning anymore;” Obama’s thin skin is showing; Slaughter bemoans dead lady’s dentures; Boehner: “Dangerous experiment”
Scroll down for liveblogging… Six entire hours of President Obama pretending to listen to the Republicans talk about the health care reform alternatives his press shop denied existed…even as they linked to those proposals on their own website. Whatevs. Here’s the video embed in case you have an urgent need to watch Oba-kabuki during your […]
Here’s the roll call vote in the House last night to repeal a longstanding antitrust exemption for health insurers. So, how exactly does this help families struggling with health insurance costs? Not much. USA Today makes the gesture politics clear: “I’m proud of my colleagues on both sides of the aisle for standing up for […]
Lights! Cameras! Health care Oba-kabuki!; Update: WH excludes governors, state legislators; hey, how ’bout Stupak?; House GOP attendance list
Scroll for updates… Photoshop credit: Reader iPOTUS I posted this perfect Oba-kabuki photoshop last week, but it’s worth re-posting as the curtains open on the Great Bogus “Bipartisan” Health Care Summit. As noted earlier this morning, everyone’s favorite GOP Senate collaborator with the big government Dems, John McCain, will in the middle of the action. […]
I’ve gotten tons of e-mails over the last several days regarding the new Obama-fied logo for the Missile Defense Agency (it was unveiled last fall). If you go to the DOD/MDA’s website here, you’ll see both the new logo at the top and the old logo at the bottom. Old: New: Free Republic first noticed […]
I’ve already made clear: John McCain is the problem with the GOP. And he’s trying to install his mini-mes as congressional candidates across the country. Yesterday, Mitt Romney lined up with He That Ails the GOP: Romney, the former Governor of Massachusetts released a statement today, saying it would be “hard to imagine the United […]
My column pounds again on Eric Holder over his jihadi lawyer stonewalling. Question: Where’s Mass. GOP Sen. Scott Brown? Remember when he made this one of his key campaign agenda items and carried the banner on the issue during his election night speech: “And let me say this, with respect to those who wish to […]
Hey, that White House pay-for-play/culture of corruption file just keeps getting fatter and fatter. This morning, it was the Romanoff and Sestak deals. This afternoon, Reid Wilson at Hotline On Call reports that Team Obama offered retired GOP Sen. Mel Martinez a little Florida favor in exchange for a Porkulus vote. They were willing to […]
It’s now being reported that former VP Dick Cheney suffered a mild heart attack last night. He is expected to be released from GWU Hospital in the next few days. Please join me in sending your best thoughts, prayers, and well wishes his way. In case you missed it, here’s VP Cheney’s surprise appearance at […]
A few readers asked me why I hadn’t commented on MSNBC’s latest attack on the Tea Party as RAAAAACIST. Been there, done that. Over and over and over again. (The Dallas Tea Party posted an excellent rejoinder video here.) The whole right-wingers-are-racist and minority-conservatives-are-race-traitors-wrapped-in-color thing is getting really, really old. Staler than last year’s Halloween […]
White House: Where’s the GOP health care plan? Where’s the GOP healthcare plan? GOP: Um, it’s linked right on your White House website. White House: D’oh. Thanks to the Save Jersey blog for the graphic that says it all. Snicker: Background here from Daniel Foster who notes: “Ironically, this is perhaps the most exposure the […]