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Photoshop fun: President O-bow-ma caves to Boehner

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 31, 2011 11:49 PM

Photoshop credit: Roger B. The kowtower-in-chief first earned his “O-bow-ma” moniker on this blog in November 2009, when he genuflected before the Japanese Emperor. Before that, he was scraping the floor in front of Saudi King Abdullah. The Apology Tour has been around the world and back. But August 31, 2011 marks the first time […]

The GOP Should Have Called Their Debate ‘Dancing with the Stars’; Update: Boehner Asks WH to Change Day of Speech; Update: White House Moves Speech to Day After GOP Debate

By Doug Powers  •  August 31, 2011 04:35 PM

**Written by Doug Powers President Obama must have been pretty impressed with the quality of the lobster Brian Roberts served on the Vineyard, because his spokesman Jay Carney has graciously given NBC permission to move the start time of the GOP debate next Wednesday. This would be so the Republican debate isn’t in direct conflict […]

Solar Company That Received $535 Million Stimulus Loan Guarantee Files Chapter 11

By Doug Powers  •  August 31, 2011 01:58 PM

**Written by Doug Powers During President Obama’s upcoming job speech, if you do a shot whenever you hear the words “invest in clean energy” you’ll be asleep before the teleprompter’s internal cooling fan kicks into action. Not that it was necessary, but here’s yet another reason to be extremely wary of that repeated green clarion […]

Maxine Waters bullies banks: “[W]e’re going to tax them out of business”

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 31, 2011 11:22 AM

Ah, the Swamp Queen is doing what she does best: Throwing the weight of government around to intimidate private businesses and shake ’em down. Shake, shake, shake: The Congressional Black Caucus is trying to help by organizing job fairs across the country. Congresswoman Maxine Waters also wants to help by putting more pressure on the […]

Beltway swamp creature Orrin Hatch expects coronation, looks ahead to 2018

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 31, 2011 10:25 AM

Some people really don’t know when it’s time to go. GOP Sen. Orrin Hatch, apparently still gloating over his machine’s knockout of former potential primary challenger Rep. Jason Chaffetz, told a Utah TV station that he wouldn’t rule out a 2018 bid for an 8th term in the U.S. Senate. Watch it here. Looks like […]

Screw up, move up, cover up: Fast and Furious edition

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 31, 2011 09:54 AM

My column today keys off yesterday’s post on the “reassignment” of acting ATF director Kenneth Melson and the re-shuffling of several other Fast and Furious-entangled bureaucrats. The White House hopes the moves will quell spreading outrage over the deadly scandal. Not bloody likely. David Codrea, one of the bloggers who led breakthrough reporting on Fast […]

Feds go after Idaho man who shot grizzly bear to protect his family

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 31, 2011 12:30 AM

Maybe it’s time to start a Jackboot Watch feature. We’ve got DOJ lawyers going after Gibson guitars. There’s the ongoing Fast and Furious debacle. Add the eco-nitwit rogues at the Interior Department. Then there’s the War on Lemonade Stands. And now, we’ve got the U.S. Attorney in Idaho filing federal charges against Jeremy Hill, a […]

Wausau Mayor: Union Organizers Must Reimburse City if Republicans Excluded from Labor Day Parade

By Doug Powers  •  August 30, 2011 11:01 PM

**Written by Doug Powers You may have read in the past few days that a Labor Day parade in Wausau, Wisconsin that is organized by unions, but also funded by the city, had planned to bar Republicans from taking part because those Republicans “have openly attacked workers rights.” Now the Mayor of Wausau says that’s […]

Tip of the ‘Jobs Plan’ Iceberg Arrives: More Regulations

By Doug Powers  •  August 30, 2011 04:37 PM

**Written by Doug Powers President Obama promised to present America with his jobs plan after his vacation on Martha’s Vineyard. That was in 2010. This year he said the exact same thing before his vacation on Martha’s Vineyard (an administration that’s gone into reruns after only two and a half years is officially out of […]

Fast and Furious update: DOJ to shuffle ATF director Kenneth Melson ; Issa statement added

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 30, 2011 11:38 AM

Dance of the lemons.

Shock Finding: The Sun Has Dominant Control Over Earth’s Climate

By Doug Powers  •  August 30, 2011 11:21 AM


Another deportation fugitive in the Obama family

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 30, 2011 09:55 AM

Oh, Uncle Omar. We’ll get to more of him in a moment. Over the past decade, I’ve reported on America’s bottomless deportation abyss. After the 9/11 attacks, it finally dawned on federal homeland security officials that maybe it wasn’t such a smart policy to allow 400,000 illegal aliens who had been ordered deported to remain […]

Out: ‘US Government’ — In: ‘Federal Family’

By Doug Powers  •  August 29, 2011 03:44 PM

Kith and kin

Obama to Nominate Replacement for Outgoing Chief Economic Advisor

By Doug Powers  •  August 29, 2011 11:57 AM

**Written by Doug Powers Would it surprise you to learn that, as a replacement for outgoing economic jokester (and he also dabbles in stand-up comedy) Austan Goolsbee, President Obama plans to nominate a more conservative supply-side economist? Of course it would surprise you… but that’s not what’s going to happen. Instead, the “clunkers for clunkers” […]

California’s Gardasil mandate moves forward

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 29, 2011 09:47 AM

The California legislature is quietly pushing forward with a sweeping proposal to mandate that Gardasil — the vaccine marketed as a shield against the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) — can be dispensed by the state to children as young as 12 without the permission of their parents. I confirmed by phone on Friday with […]

Paparazzi President at work

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 29, 2011 04:09 AM

There’s one employee of the White House — other than the Teleprompter of the United States, that is — who never gets a break. His name is Pete Souza. He’s the official presidential photographer. Last week, Souza was hard at work making President Obama look hard at work while vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard. Souza’s Twitter […]

Colin Powell Not Sold on Obama in 2012… Yet

By Doug Powers  •  August 28, 2011 06:18 PM


Hurricane/Tropical Storm Irene Open Thread

By Doug Powers  •  August 28, 2011 12:25 PM

**Written by Doug Powers According to Fox News, so far 13 deaths have been blamed on the storm. Flooding is a big problem, and it’s reported that four million are without power and billions of dollars in damage has been done, but fortunately the storm never exceeded category one winds, even though to watch some […]

Al Gore: Go Organic and Eat Less Meat to Save the Planet

By Doug Powers  •  August 27, 2011 03:32 PM

Thinning the herd?

Ray Nagin Offers Public Officials Pointers on Hurricane Preparedness

By Doug Powers  •  August 27, 2011 10:51 AM

Lessons on what not to do?

ESPN: Elite Sports Progressives’ Network

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 26, 2011 11:14 PM

Oh, dear. Golf pro Paul Azinger has offended the P.C. gods at ESPN. Why? He joked on Twitter about Obama golfing. Elisabeth Meinecke at Townhall.com noticed his light-hearted tweet yesterday: Several conservative bloggers and Twitter users shared Azinger’s jab, which apparently set off the ESPN censor alarm. USA Today reported earlier today: ESPN is coming […]

Joe Biden Puts in a Plug for More Stimulus

By Doug Powers  •  August 26, 2011 03:03 PM

**Written by Doug Powers “Plug” is the word Reuters used, so it’s possible they have a better sense of humor than I originally thought, but in any case, here’s a good head-shaker to kick off your weekend: Aug 26 (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on Friday the U.S. economy needed more stimulus […]

Joey Vento: Assimilation warrior

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 26, 2011 11:47 AM

On Tuesday, I gave you the sad news about the passing of Joey Vento. My column below pays tribute to a true American patriot and assimilation warrior. Via Philly blogger Tania Gale, here are details for Vento’s funeral tomorrow if you happen to be in the area: All are invited to pay their final respects […]

Eco-zealous feds target Gibson guitars, antique piano sellers; Updated: Gibson explains, exposes DOJ overreach

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 26, 2011 10:28 AM

Endangered species.

MSNBC Host to NC Governor: Will Hurricane Irene Create Jobs?

By Doug Powers  •  August 26, 2011 10:01 AM

Natural disaster stimulus?

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