May 2009

Utah AG Discovers Memory Hole

May 31, 2009
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Seems as though potential Senate contender Utah AG Mark Shurtleff has been caught altering, or disappearing campaign finance data on the Internet. This can't be good.

Another interesting tidbit I found while researching this situation? Unusual deletions from Mark Shurtleff’s online campaign contribution data. Utah’s site which details all campaign contribution...

It Isn’t The Night Out

May 31, 2009
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The real issue here isn't so much that Obama went to Broadway, though, let's face it, this guy is looking like a party animal, especially as compared to any previous modern administration. And it's all taking place at a time when many citizens are likely trimming entertainment budgets due to hard times....

Shurtleff’s Short-lived Senatorial Ambitions

May 30, 2009
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The Salt Lake Tribune pulls no punches in covering Utah AG Mark Shurtleff trying to negotiate his way through the Koerber pass. Frankly I think elephants could probably do it easier. I'm also reminded of

Ted Rall: Obama Should Resign

May 30, 2009
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Geez, okay, Maddow turned on him over his policy to fight terrorism, but she didn't call for his resignation. Rall actually savages Obama and does.

Ted Rall: It’s increasingly evident that Obama should resign

MIAMI — We expected broken promises. But the gap between the soaring expectations that accompanied Barack Obama’s...

Cassandra v Donald On The GOP

May 30, 2009
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A disagreement over Republican tactics against Sotomayor between Cassandra at VC and Donald Douglas at American Power. I'm a blog friend to both and can't really say I disagree with either; however, I think Cassandra has the more critical point.

Cassandra argues that conservatives have been reduced to cheap smears against Sonia...

Obama Defends Republican Rob Portman On Budget

May 29, 2009
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It's not every Republican Senate candidate that can count on Obama to have his back. But that seems to be the case with Rob Portman in Ohio. The Netroots, including kos, HuffPo and others have been pushing the line that with Portman at OMB, the Bush administration cut the VA budget and increased...

Stacy McCain: Jacksonian Conservative?

May 29, 2009
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A revisitation of Levin v Squishes, commentary on Stacy and our very own Conor (with one N) Friedersdorf. I didn't know he wrote for Culture11. That explains a lot.

Still, despite some myths Stacy concocts about himself—ol’ Stacy wasn’t just a columnist down in Georgia, he delivered the papers, even printed...

Got A Utah Probe Problem? Call Your State Attorney General

May 29, 2009
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Oh, this is rich. You're under investigation for potential fraud. But you've given heavily to certain political causes. What to do, what to do. Why not take a breakfast meeting with your state's Attorney General, make your case and pass along some "evidence" on your behalf. Mark Shurtleff of...

Prop 8 Protests No Tea Party?

May 29, 2009
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Hmm. Via Dan at GP

In my picture post on the “Decision Day Rally” in West Hollywood earlier this week to protest the California Supreme Court’s affirmation of Prop 8, I speculated that such “pro-gay marriage rallies will get better coverage in the MSM than did the anti-tax and spend rallies last...

Canada Enters US Health Care Debate??

May 29, 2009
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Say what? Oh, I get it. Our heath care system sux. So, if we can help make the US system much worse, relatively speaking tha's a gain for us!! What else explains this inappropriate bit of meddling in the US system? An interest in importing below standard pharmaceuticals, perhaps?

Canadian Democrats...

Bush Swipes At Clinton, Carter? Pushes Back On Interrogation

May 29, 2009
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Yes, Bush is pushing back on the interrogation issue diplomatically. But I'm wondering if he meant Clinton, or Carter here. I'm thinking Carter, who was more inappropriately outspoken as I recall. Now, there's someone who needs to just go away.

“Nothing I am saying is meant to criticize my successor,” Bush said....

Yousefzadeh: HuffPo Dishonest

May 29, 2009
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I'd agree. In this case the misrepresentation was well beyond what any decent blog could get away with. And the linked story didn't support their claims. Not sure if it's sensationalism, or politics though.

I’m all for new media, but new media will get nowhere so long as outfits like the Huffington Post...

The “Israel Lobby” and American Politics

May 29, 2009
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Via Donald Douglas at America Power.

Corzine Losing To Both Republicans

May 29, 2009
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Dang. From Political Wire reporting on a Kos poll. If Corzine is trailing both Republicans in that poll, you know he's really in trouble. His numbers may have bottomed out? That's funny. No one is even going after him. He managed to stop his self-inflicted free fall. Ha That's the good...

Bloomberg’s Loafers Too Tight?

May 28, 2009
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Geez. Bloomberg calls a reporter a disgrace for asking a question – does his statement that the NYC economy is turning around undermine his rationale for a third term. I've seen some disgraceful performances by reporters. This wasn't one of them. I think that shoe is on the other...

Oh, Lawd!: Reporter Dragged Away At Obama Landing

May 28, 2009
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See image at link for that kicking and screaming look to the moment. What's up with this? Do Obama's guardians have no water hoses to keep the rabble away? That's what foreign potentates do.

Okay, maybe she was a nutter, I don't know. But if so, what is she doing with White House...

US-Israel relations hit low

May 28, 2009
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US-Israel relations hit low declares the Guardian. Perhaps. But Obama plans a speech in Egypt in yet another outreach ultimately targeted at combating Middle-east extremism. So, it isn't like we won't have any friends anywhere, right?

Increasingly fractious relations between the US and Israel hit a low unseen in nearly two decades today...

Sotomayor: Qualified Jurist, Or Dashboard Dog With Bouncing Head?

May 28, 2009
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Jules ponders – Souter with a Salsa Beat? I'm dubious, especially given a tendency for Justices to drift Left, or even more Left, once on the court. Perhaps it isn't that bad. But given some her known thinking, I'm leary of what impact the significant power might have on her. Can a lib...

San Fran Nanny: Inventory Clerk

May 28, 2009
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Actually, were there any justice in the world, this liberal moron would be working in a warehouse counting boxes until she ran out of fingers. If she's so big on taking responsibility, she should try taking responsibility for Murtha and her imprudent smearing of the CIA. The woman doesn't know what...

Bill “Blowhard” O’Reilly

May 28, 2009
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I like that Bill O'Reilly stands up for traditional American culture in a great many ways. He's a bit too much of a self-promoter for me to do headstands over him. But on many levels, he's fighting the good fight. That's cool.

But it's always been clear that when it...

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