January 2009

Conflicting News On Gregg

January 31, 2009
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Obama has the largest and most involved group of political operatives and tacticians there has ever been in the White House. We are getting two completely different stories on Judd Gregg leaving the Senate. Given the significance of getting to sixty in the Senate, is Obama throwing out the Gregg stuff to...

PJMelodrama

January 31, 2009
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Update: PW responds to Roger.

Geez, you try to stay out of stuff out here and they pull you back in. Thanks Stacy.

And Roger Simon takes a mild shot at "people [who] are kicking and screaming now that they are off the dole." Is that too harsh? I dunno.

In the first...

Change

January 31, 2009
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A trillion dollars for STDs, pork projects and unions. But while fighting two wars the Pentagon needs to cut 11% from its budget. The Dems are back in power and more liberal than ever. Naturally Obama would repeat Clinton's tragic mistake. Is anyone still entertaining the notion that this guy is...

Either Daschle Goes, Or McConnell and Boehner Must Go

January 31, 2009
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Update: Outrageous. Apparently only citizens have to pay taxes.

PUNDIT PREP: Administration officials say the nomination will be fine — they've gotten good feedback from senators. But the storm last night was ferocious, and they have to get through the next two days.

Michelle Malkin has a new item up on the...

Obama’s Brother Arrested

January 31, 2009
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Oh Lord. It isn't as good as Billy Carter peeing on the White House lawn but we have another Presidential sibling in trouble of a similar sort. From Billy Beer to Obama Ganja – liberals sure have come a long way!

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan police say the half brother of...

GOP: Some Old Dogs Have No Tricks

January 31, 2009
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Not Stacy McCain's usual hangover at Am-Spec. There's a bit of discussion between him and Quin Hillyer I find interesting. Unfortunately, it prompts me to probably tick off a good many conservatives.

RNC Hangover

My belief that the all-star conservative endorsements for Ken Blackwell could make him a favorite proved woefully misguided. …  Blackwell's endorsements...

So Much For CPAC

January 31, 2009
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I figured this was the deal. Having been there last year I was looking forward to it. Guess I won't have to take the Metro in now as I was never invited by CPAC or anyone else. And after my email to ACU I doubt I ever will be again, which...

Ad Revenue And Blogging

January 31, 2009
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There appears to be a lot of discussion and more than a little confusion over ad revenue and blogging given PJM's decision to disband its blogger network.

There are now more ad dollars than ever flowing to the Internet, blogs should be booming, right?

Wrong.

As the ad cash has flowed into the Internet format,...

Michelle Obama: Busted

January 30, 2009
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Priceless – so old Andy Sullivan nominates NRO's Lisa Schiffren for a Malkin award based upon a recent item - link is to NRO – for daring to question M. Obama because they are importing their private chef from Chicago to staff the White House. Wait for it ….

Who knew? I...

Yeah, Sure, Rosenbaum

January 30, 2009
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While I can appreciate the sentiment behind Ron Rosenbaum's piece at PJM:

It’s his “malefactors of great wealth speech,” it’s what presidential moral leadership is and should be. It’s Obama denouncing as “shameful” the greedhead mentality that has broken the lives of people who believed in the work ethic and the American...

Arab Street In, Canada Out

January 30, 2009
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Drat! And I was so hopeful that an Obama administration would improve America's image in the world. It seems our neighbors to the North are upset. I guess that al Arabyia interview was a good idea. At least one region of the world likes us, right?

A "buy American" component of the...

Did Woodward Mean Daschle Has A Tax Problem?

January 30, 2009
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A friend? InterMedia is Leo Hindery's firm. Doesn't that suggest this was some form of compensation – as in pay?

Mr. Thomas A. Daschle Chairman of Executive Advisory Board InterMedia Advisors, LLP

Update: Much more here. $100k in back taxes???

President Obama’s pick for secretary of health and human services, Tom Daschle, filed...

Why Didn’t They Call 911?

January 30, 2009
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Why not call 911? Maybe no one was on duty?

HEBRON, Ind. — A woman who wasn't invited to her sister's wedding reception showed up anyway….

The Porter County Sheriff's Department said Bricker pulled out clumps of Kappes' hair, struck her head and took the bride to the ground during a struggle....

Steele Wins!! – Update: Duncan Withdraws From RNC Bid: Who Wins?

January 30, 2009
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And the winner is … Michael Steel

Anuzi out. Final vote being counted now.

Blackwell drops out, throws support to Michele Steele. Voting to resume.

Latest vote 62 Dawson 60 for Steele. Stacy McCain is providing on scene reports. Recessed until 3pm.

Damn. I wonder who he made a deal with. You can find out ...

Don’t Buy This Nonsense On Limbaugh

January 30, 2009
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Hot Air cites a poll via Politico which purportedly suggests why Obama is targeting Limbaugh. It has Rush with unfavorable ratings right up there with Bush's.

"My guess is that some Democratic sponsored focus group conducted this week confirmed that voters in the middle perceive Rush Limbaugh as the antithesis to the...

Uh Oh: Social Security To Go Into Red Due To Stimulus Plan

January 30, 2009
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This is directly linked to the current stimulus plan. Given the behavior we're observing regarding multiple under-funded pension funds, this should not be seen as a welcome sign. The Social Security Trust Fund will go into the red for the first time in its history as a direct result of the...

Dodd To Do What??

January 30, 2009
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Via Bloomberg – not only is Obama now being called populist, Chris Dodd wants to recover some money. Given the economic downturn, maybe he's having trouble paying his mortgage?

The president joined politicians such as Senator Christopher Dodd, who today called for using “every possible legal means to get the money back.” The...

Are Libertarians, Conservatives In Fight For Their Lives?

January 30, 2009
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When you combine Obama's attacks on Limbaugh with his recent move on Judd, it would be foolish to eliminate the very real possibility that Obama is intent on removing the entire Right as an effective opposition to whatever liberal agenda he might have in mind. Ask yourself, who would stop

A Note To My Morally Bankrupt Liberal Commenters

January 30, 2009
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I've maintained an open blog here since its inception almost five years ago. Anyone who has read me long enough might know I am a recovering alcoholic of some 25 plus years.

The liberal commenters here intent on attacking Mr. Limbaugh for his unfortunate experience with pain medication are exposing a human...

Obama Up To His Old Tricks

January 30, 2009
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If you think this is a well intentioned move by Obama, think again. A genuinely decent person would not put someone like Gregg in this position unnecessarily. It forces him to make the kind of impossible decision a truly honorable person would dread. Meanwhile, Obama aligned groups are attacking Gregg in New...

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