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**Written by Doug Powers Starting next year, Bank of America announced they’d be charging debit card customers a $5 monthly fee. The bank said it’s in response to an amendment to the Dodd-Frank bill that was pushed by Dick Durbin to limit the per-transaction fee banks charge retailers when their customers swipe debit cards (“interchange […]
**Written by Doug Powers When Illinois Senator Dick Durbin looks at a crowd of Tea Partying American citizens, he sees extremists and a bunch of fringe wackos who don’t speak for America. When he looks at a roomful of illegal aliens he sees the future of America, and maybe even the next US president: (CNSNews.com) […]
**Written by Doug Powers Hey, whose side is this “fiscal commission” on anyway? The chairmen of President Obama’s fiscal commission sparked a political firestorm Wednesday with the early release of a report proposing sweeping changes to Social Security, Medicare and the tax code. The plan would reduce the deficit by nearly $4 trillion over the […]
Image credit: Reader Rachel in Kentucky GOP Sen. Jim DeMint went head to head against Democrat Sen. Dick Durbin on NBC’s “Today Show” and MSNBC this morning. DeMint noted that the “American people are very angry”. Durbin’s response? Essentially: Shut up and pay the price of Democrat majority rule. Watch Durbin justify the massive cost […]
“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. […]
Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch’intrate. Plus: Baby mama and baby daddy drama.
Earlier today, bloggers Reverse Spin and Backyard Conservative called attention to Democrat Dick Durbin’s video to the nutroots YearlyKos convention, which used an official Senate seal. The Senate Ethics Manual explicitly forbids the use of the Senate seal for campaign use. The video had been posted on the DailyKos website since Saturday. Anne Leary: In […]
Piecemeal shamnesty: Dems are trying to sneak the DREAM Act into a House defense bill.
I wrote last week that we’d see more outbreaks of anti-military vandalism leading up to Election Day. In upstate New York on Halloween eve, “(expletive) Bush” and a depiction of a penis were scrawled on the 20-by-40-foot flag and similar pictures in the same shade of green were painted on the American Legion Mohawk Post. […]
The anti-Alito brigade makes one last stand. Teddy Kennedy led the charge last night with a speech to the Center for American Progress. Download and watch this video clip (.wmv). Transcript: KENNEDY: In another area of controversy, his views on issues of particular concern to women should give every woman pause, from his role in […]
Check this out. Law professor Jonathan Turley, one of the most personable and mild-mannered people I’ve met in Washington, lays the smack down on Sen. Dick Durbin in the Washington Times this morning. Hard. Hugh Hewitt believes Turley. Betsy Newmark wonders why the rest of the MSM isn’t paying attention: You would think that the […]
Apology, schmapology. Sen. Dick Durbin is still blaming the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy for his ills. Illinois-based Marathon Pundit reports that Durbin is telling local press there that it’s all dastardly Bob Novak’s fault! Does Reynolds Wrap have an endorsement deal with the Democrat Party or what?
The Chicago Tribune’s Jill Zuckman pokes at the entrails. Hugh Hewitt analyzes The Durbin Effect: The willingness to slander the servicemen and women responsible for the custody and interrogation of the detainees at Gitmo and around the globe did not begin with Durbin and it will not end with Pelosi. True that. Kevin at MediaSlander […]
Hawk-eyed blogger Tom Maguire notices two important omissions in the New York Times’ coverage of the Dick Durbin “apology.”
Was away from the computer/TV this evening, assembling this Weber grill and breaking in a new Hi-5 CD with the kids. So, I just watched the Durbin non-apology apology (video and transcript available at The Political Teen) and caught up on the news stories (here, here, and here). Looks like the Console George folks are […]
Add Chicago Mayor Richard Daley to the list of those who think Senator Dick Durbin should apologize for his comments comparing Gitmo interrogators to Nazis. Associated Press reports: Daley says Durbin — a fellow Democrat — is a good friend. But he says it’s wrong to evoke comparisons to the horrors of the Holocaust or […]
Ed Driscoll has a reminder of Durbin’s national security utterances in 1998. Reader Pat T. sends word that Durbin supports the troops…as long as they’re in his district. Cassandra at Villanous Company rips into Richard Cohen. David Limbaugh says don’t let him off the hook.
You already know how I feel about Mark Steyn. His latest instant classic column on the Gitmo-bashers is hanging on the home office wall. A few highlights if you haven’t already read it: Nobody complained at Auschwitz that the guards were playing the 78s of The Merry Widow (the Fuhrer’s favorite operetta) with the volume […]
Just received this e-mail from Steve Gill: Vice President Dick Cheney appeared this morning on Steve Gill Mornings in Nashville, Tennessee and was asked about Dick Durbin’s comparison of U.S. troops at Guantanamo Bay to Nazis. The Vice President noted that he had to be “careful about what I say since this is a family […]
Bloggers are serving them up… Donald Sensing on what the Nazis did (Graphic). My Pet Jawa on what Saddam Hussein did (Graphic). Rand Simberg on Cambodian interrogation techniques. Varifrank weighs in with “Babykiller redux.” Rocco diPippo has some valuable background on the radicals behind the Bash-Gitmo bandwagon. Tom MacGuire on Chicago parallels. The ADL’s reminder. […]
The Chicago Tribune fawns over Durbin’s “passion.” The paper’s editorial page says “Ignore him.” The Boston Herald editorializes: “Durbin must go.” Investor’s Business Daily: He “made Howard Dean look sane.” The Wash Times: “Durbin’s degrading drivel.” The New York Times editorial page: Nothing. The Washington Post editorial page: Nothing. (There is an E.J. Dionne column […]
John in North Carolina tips us off to rampant prison abuse in Dick Durbin’s backyard. Captain Ed notes Durbin’s odd silence. Update: Don Singleton quips… I would urge that Gitmo be closed down and that all of the prisoners be transferred to the Cook County Jail, except I suspect it really would be against Geneva […]