March 2009

More Unrest In France

March 31, 2009
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Recently in a short email debate an American Liberal living abroad was trying to convince me that things would be so much better here if we would only learn the lessons of Europe and follow their economic policies instead of our mean, mean – somewhat Free Market approach. It took riot...

Daily Beast, Or Fatuous Ass?

March 31, 2009
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Or is she both? I'm just not sure.

"Phew, thank God my wife brought home that surprise Vietnamese orphan or all my kids would be stupid!!"

Ha! 

Unintended Consequences: Your Bailout Minute

March 31, 2009
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As you read this, keep in mind that Ford is offering a larger benefit sans bailout dollars, while GM in effect is using tax payer cash, as it is broke. Consequently, tax dollars are helping the weaker of the two stay in business.

DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. and General Motors...

Errant Text Messaging And Context

March 31, 2009
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Hmmm.

Niskayuna resident Clara Mehserle says she received a text message on her cell phone this morning that said: “Jim Tedisco needs your vote! Polls open until 9 p.m. YOUR VOTE MATTERS. Paid for by Tedisco for Congress.”

As a result, the substitute teacher said she called Murphy’s headquarters in Clifton Park to...

Gay Spanking: For Or Against?

March 31, 2009
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I guess it depends on the definition of spanking and who's doing the spanking.

There was a time when Andrew Sullivan could make a serious argument for...

The Right’s “Liberal” Obsession

March 31, 2009
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Seeing this item below by John Hawkins at Townhall somewhat reminds me of Andrew Breitbart's recent piece on Liberal Internet tactics. Okay. Liberals do this and Liberals do that. So? Assuming non-ideologues make up the rather large in play portion of the American electorate, I don't see how any of this stuff...

Kerry Calls For Gun Ban

March 31, 2009
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See anything wrong with this story besides Kerry's call for a gun ban, I mean?

Kerry called for a ban on the imports of assault rifles, such as the AK-47, into the United...

Tea Party Update

March 31, 2009
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April 15th is coming. Get the latest info on the Tea Party movement here.

Hope And Change

March 31, 2009
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Hope

Next on the Obama low-income tax hike agenda: global warming taxes of about $80 billion per year, as revealed in the Obama budget, which equals an annual tax boost of $700 for every household in the United States.

Change

… in a little-noticed move, the House Financial Services Committee, led by chairman Barney...

Mehsud Promises Assault On Washington

March 31, 2009
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Tough talk to push back against Obama's new strategy, or against the existing 5 million dollar bounty, or is there something to it? Great time to come out with an appeal to let portions of the Patriot Act sunset, huh?

DERA ISMAIL KHAN,...

So Much For Transparency

March 31, 2009
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Did Obama use his power to simply shore up the auto industry, or to push a Leftist political agenda? We can't know as insiders have been told they are not allowed to speak out. How wonderfully transparent of the central-planner-in-chief.

Some participants in the deliberations, speaking on the condition of anonymity...

Buh Bye GM

March 30, 2009
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Well, now we know why Wagoner is out. Say goodbye to GM in its current form. I can imagine what the stock will do tomorrow. The government warranty deal was a fairly clear tell on this. The question is, how will the UAW fair? I expect it will still do pretty...

Is VDH’s Obama Observation Correct?

March 30, 2009
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With an update from Jules. Is that a socialist "we," or are ya just happy to see me?

Victor Davis Hanson thinks Obama is sounding a tad narcissistic for using "I" and "me" (in the form of 'my' too often.

The Left is crying foul.

So I did some Math comparing the text of Bush's...

VA Plate Rage!

March 30, 2009
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It seems the DNC Chair doesn't have enough sense to take a cue from Obawon and know this might have been better left as above his pay grade. Funny how that happens to people after they win elections.

Tim Kaine, the Virginia governor and President Barack Obama's hand-picked choice as the...

Conservatives Unite! Or, Yanno, Just Shoot Me Now

March 30, 2009
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I was going to bury this post, but as I see Stacy is continuing the discussion, I'm going to post it. It's a discussion worth having, but I don't see any great insights in Breitbart's initial offering. Is there anyone out here worth a damn who hasn't realized this has been...

Next Up: The Oba-Art Show

March 30, 2009
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Link:

Now Jack is an assistant professor of psychology in Minnesota. But starting in late May her 36-photo collection will be a two-month show at the M+B Gallery in West Hollywood. Our buds over at Culture Monster have more details and some black-and-white samples here.

A Dying Breed?

March 30, 2009
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There's a lot of 'em 'round these here parts, pardner.

If we broke down what we make to hours worked – that would be too depressing," Tellam says. "But I still have the greatest job in the world. I ride horses every day. I'm out here with eagles, wild turkey, deer...

G 20: Epic Fail?

March 30, 2009
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Will the G20 summit be an epic fail? If so, it'll be one for Gordon Brown, more than anyone else. He floated the whole Global New Deal business. From what I can gather, it was never...

FUBAR?

March 30, 2009
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The auto repairman in chief?

Federal Unionized Bureau of Auto Repair: FUBAR

Hey, where do I throw this thing?

*Monkeywrench - so please spare me the liberal handwringing, or screams about my being a racist, which I am not.

Just Cut to The Chase

March 30, 2009
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Or, you know, we could make it 250k instead if we really needed the money, right? One of the Left's shiny bright stars.

I’ve never really understood the view that obscene executive compensation is an issue that absolutely positively certainly must only be addressed through the indirect Rube Goldberg-esque method of changing corporate...

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