Monthly Archives: September 2009

An Ugly Surprise

Iran has a new toy: President Obama and the leaders of France and Britain blasted Iran’s construction of a previously unacknowledged uranium enrichment facility and demanded Friday that Tehran immediately fulfill its obligations under international law or risk the imposition … Continue reading

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“Data? We Don’t Need No Stinking Data!”

Turns out the high priests of the Temple of Anthropogenic Global Warming have lost the original sacred texts which justify their existence, or so they claim. What you need to read: The Dog Ate Global Warming What is fun to … Continue reading

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Dig Deep

AllahPundit: It’s legit. Her pops sent out a blast e-mail about it a little while ago and I’m told the link’s posted on his Facebook page, so fire away. Not that she’ll need the money: The lawsuit’s weak, the jury … Continue reading

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The Stalin Option

Mark Tapscott: But that is what government always does as it becomes more costly, intrusive and intolerant of dissent. As if to drive the point home, the Department of Health and Human Services issued a gag order this week telling … Continue reading

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Signs And Portents

If Jay Cost can’t figure this one out, it must be pretty darn murky. How close are the Democrats to ramming some sort of health care “reform” down America’s throat? Cost is not sure, but the signs and portents are … Continue reading

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Gordon Brown’s Royal Rowboat Navy

The Daily Mail: Gordon Brown’s proposal to cut Britain’s Trident nuclear missile submarine fleet from four to three was unravelling last night. Military experts and senior Labour figures dismissed the plan as unworkable and accused him of political posturing. John … Continue reading

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This Should Be Interesting

The Washington Post suddenly discovers James O’Keefe III and Hannah Giles, the team who put together the ACORN sting videos: Much of America discovered James O’Keefe III and Hannah Giles through their hidden-camera, make-believe pimp and prostitute videos of ACORN … Continue reading

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Welcome To The Real World

When even a Slate writer begins to get that “liberal” is not what the left intends. You simply have got to go read this to appreciate it, please go over there. Ahem. I have been pointing this out for a … Continue reading

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That Vast Sucking Sound

McQ: Two things to note – as Cook notes, the number of Blue Dog districts comprise more than the Democratic majority in the House. If independents continue to desert Democrats in the numbers they have, it is not at all … Continue reading

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Those Who Misremember The Past…

…Are condemned to repeat the same errors, to paraphrase George Santayana. Arthur Laffer writes in The Wall Street Journal about some, apparently, misremembered lessons of the Great Depression: But the tax hikes didn’t stop there. In 1934, during the Roosevelt … Continue reading

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Hugh’s Five Simple Questions

Hugh Hewitt proposes five simple questions that should be asked of every member of Congress regarding ObamaCare: 2. The president and his allies agree that the cost of Medicare Advantage programs will have to increase for seniors. By how much? … Continue reading

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Triumph Of The Grant

Andrew Breitbart delivers: Debating the role of government is and has been the goal of bringing this conference call to light. The NEA tainted the creative process by encouraging the art community to address highly controversial political issues. ‘How?’ you … Continue reading

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Madison Envy

You get the feeling sometimes that many on the left side of the American political spectrum feel they have gotten a raw deal when it comes to the divvying up of the important Founding Fathers. Sure, the left got Thomas … Continue reading

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Crying Wolf?

Has the manufactured hysteria over H1N1 influenza backfired? Quite possibly. Instead of the 8,000 immunizations the Salt Lake City health department expected to give out at a planned vaccination drive they actually administered a paltry 300. The Salt Lake Valley … Continue reading

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Sands Of Time

A story in sand, via The Los Angeles Times (found on Memeorandum): The artist’s name is Kseniya Simonova. This is a brilliant talent working in an unusual medium. UPDATE: The Telegraph narrates. This was a winning appearance on Ukraine’s Got … Continue reading

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