April 2009

Biden To Get Teleprompter

April 30, 2009
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After White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs was again forced to explain what VP Biden "meant to say" today, the WH has decided to issue him a teleprompter.

Only in Biden's case, it will run after he speaks and be turned toward the camera, so everyone will know what he "meant to...

Souter To Retire: Thanks For Waiting, Jerk!

April 30, 2009
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Given that he's only 69 and has said he wanted to retire early, obviously he could have gone a year ago. I guess he wanted to ensure another liberal got his slot.

NPR has learned that Supreme Court Justice David Souter is planning to retire at the end of the court's...

The London Cage And The Official Secrets Act 1911

April 30, 2009
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Tom Maguire looks at whether the Brits used torture during WWII. As noted below, "The London Cage" was kept classified under the Official Secrets Act of 1911. At link, it mentions 2006. That could be one reason for the scant referencing.

I see that Michael Tomasky of the Guardian has...

Sestak Not Folding For Specter

April 30, 2009
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Interesting, Joe Sestak is popular, as well as the leading fundraiser in terms of potential Specter primary challengers. Now he says, "It isn't Washington's decision" as regards Specter running as the Democrat for the Senate. He also issues a clear warning to Specter at the end of the short video below.

"I'll...

Mark Levin On Liberty And Tyranny

April 30, 2009
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Glenn Reynolds did a video interview with Mark Levin on his book Liberty and Tyranny.

John Hawkins has a written interview here.

BBC: Basra Progress “Staggering”

April 30, 2009
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Gee, how did this happen. I thought this war had been lost? Looks as though Bush's surge the current POTUS didn't support was the right idea.

Maj Head, 40, was commanding B Company from 1st Battalion, The Light Infantry.

"It's quite staggering," he says, removing his hard helmet and replacing it...

Pandemic Response

April 30, 2009
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Biden continues having to clarify everything he says, this time on the Flu pandemic. At least he didn't lift it from someone else.

And Pundita builds out a timeline of our response, which might be controversial were there a Republican in the WH.

What’s Too “Far To The Right” Mean?

April 29, 2009
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This tidbit from Specter's statement deserves to be addressed because he is falsely demonizing his former fellow Republicans. Specter's leaving the GOP had nothing to do with anything being too "far to the right." It had to do with his willingness to spend billions of tax dollars on useless...

The Attack On Conservatives

April 29, 2009
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Maybe it's just all about winning?

Iā€™m not even sure anyone who attacks Republicans on such grounds even believes such things (or bothers to give them serious thought). They just repeat it like parrots...

100 Days

April 29, 2009
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No wonder America is sick – too much Obasugar from the media.

A Republican Shift?

April 29, 2009
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Glenn Reynolds suggests if anything there's been a softening on social issues by the GOP, despite what he recently heard ā€“ more at link on the GOP and fiscal conservatism, as well.

SO I HEARD SOME GUY ON THE RADIO saying that the Republicans have changed from the Reagan era ā€” now...

Panic, So What?

April 29, 2009
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You'd think that Americans would finally clue in to the fact that the bigger the government, the worse it will always screw up.

Name That Flu

April 28, 2009
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The Pork lobby isn't happy either. You know being PC has gone too far when you can't even name a disease, or call terrorism what it is.

Test, What Test?

April 28, 2009
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h/t Glenn - Jon Henke thinks the Specter switch presents something of a test for the Democrats. I disagree in the sense that Obama is both the progressive movement and the Party establishment. If anything, the progressive movement, at least as exemplified by the Netroots, followed Obama, they didn't lead.

This...

Is Nevada Angry?

April 28, 2009
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Well, they do keep re-electing Harry Reid. Maybe people should be angry with Nevada, instead? Heh!

Unfortunarely, it isn't just Nevada. We seem to keep re-electing the same old crew no matter what.

Specter: If You’ve Forgotten

April 28, 2009
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As a politician, Arlen Specter didn't really enjoy much success until he rode Reagan's coat-tails to DC. And he might not be the formidable campaigner some think, though he does have a solid war chest. Funny how his early electoral history is missing from his wiki.

The full story of Specter's switch...

Updated: Specter To Switch Parties!

April 28, 2009
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Update: Will the Netroots go to war against Specter? Sestak is their guy. Specter may not be a lock in the Democrat Primary. Sestak is now an Obama guy, but he did back Hillary. Hmm.

In the...

Gun Lobby Shoots Self In Foot

April 28, 2009
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Forget that Limbaugh is a politically-incorrect, meat-eating conservative, or that Mark Levin's book before Liberty and Tyranny was Rescuing Sprite. Conservatives can't be caught doing a solid for stray animals, I guess.

This is political strategery so bad it makes your head hurt. The key word here is "represents." And it isn't about...

Get A Clue, Republicans

April 28, 2009
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The Wall Street Journal is spot on with this analysis of NY's 20th Congressional District race. Having recently lived in NNJ for a decade, even I realized Tedisco has been a key GOP fixture for years in NY. And that isn't a good thing. By offering more of the same old, same old, the Republican...

Terror Scare: What Were They Thinking?

April 27, 2009
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Amid news that 9/11 witnesses were angered, Instapundit asks: What were they thinking?

I hate to diss a West Point grad. But if we look at the decision maker, you could draw one unflattering conclusion. And a look at his full resume might be even more revealing.

Fire Louis Caldera, White House Terror Plane Plotter!

Caldera...

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