Archive for February, 2009

Honest Lies

28Feb09

The President’s new budget has a special feature – truth in advertising – at least, that’s what we’re told by the White House and its spin team. “President Obama is to be commended for sending Congress an honest budget that doesn’t play hide and seek with the government’s revenues and expenses. This isn’t the “Fudget” […]


Must Get Stoned

28Feb09

It’s just not easy these days, being Barack. “I feel it’s unfortunate that they don’t continue the policy of the Bush administration, which was much more pro-Israel,” said Akiva Homnick of Jerusalem. Well, they’ll stone ya when you’re trying to be so good, Only six weeks into the Messiah’s reign, and people are already starting […]


Remember when he was the anti-war candidate? President Obama will announce plans today to withdraw the bulk of the current 142,000 U.S. troops in Iraq by Aug. 31 of 2010, leaving 35,000 to 50,000 in place until the end of 2011, senior administration officials said yesterday. At a time of great intensity and concern over […]


Illegal Ink

26Feb09

Upholding the law is trouble in the Obama administration. Immigration agents this week conducted their first work-site raid since President Barack Obama took office, but it was news to their boss, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who on Wednesday ordered a review of the action. Government agencies doing the right thing? Could bring angry repercussions […]


Competence

26Feb09

Sometimes one wonders if competence is part of the American vernacular any more.


Half of What

25Feb09

I’ve been meaning to mention. George W.’s last budget deficit was an astounding $450 billion. Meeting with the congressional leadership of both parties, as well as a range of business, academic, financial and labor leaders, Obama warned that the country cannot continue its current rate of deficit spending without facing dire economic consequences. Expand that […]


I’ve gotten too old, I suppose, to take this seriously. Tim Geithner, the nervous prep school boy who was given the most important position in the government at this moment, is twitching into the chamber. Now, I know there are some in this chamber and watching at home who are skeptical of whether this plan […]


Without Peer

24Feb09

Hats off to Andy Roddick. Funny, the political figure lacked the political savvy of the tennis star. Washington Mayor Adrian Fenty says he went to Dubai for a week because, well, “I always wanted to go.” Perhaps Fenty could have done what was right. But that would have been… apolitical. So what’s the problem with […]


Dream Weaver

23Feb09

Flash-back to 2004. Education Secretary Rod Paige called the National Education Association, the nation’s largest teachers union, “a terrorist organization” during a private meeting with governors Monday. The NEA naturally demagogued the matter. “It is morally repugnant to equate those who teach America’s children with terrorists,” Reg Weaver said. “Yet this is the kind of […]


Can there be good education with the teachers unions standing in the way? Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee says the District is no longer exploring the idea of seeking federal legislation declaring the school system in a “state of emergency,” a move that would have freed it from the obligation to bargain with the Washington Teachers’ […]


News Talent

22Feb09

Just so you know – not all news anchors are completely devoid of talent.


… and your TARP for free.


In light of the disaster that has already been heaped upon the country in the first month of President Obama, I thought it appropriate to revisit FDR. Why? Because FDR provides the template for what liberals believe and pursue – that the natural extension of the vision of our founders is Castro’s Cuba. Consider his […]


From Want

20Feb09

A template for Obama.


Flush It

19Feb09

Thanks to the lads at The Fixed Pie for posting this Onion video, ’cause I’d never watch anything from The Onion without someone else filtering it for me first. I’d too busy shoveling money… And since the Fixed Pie apparently learned about it from KPC and Reason, then I guess I’ll have to thank them […]


Liberal Mire

19Feb09

The good government people continue to crash and burn. Panicky depositors were turned away from Stanford International Bank and some of its Latin American affiliates Wednesday, unable to withdraw their money after U.S. regulators accused Texas financier R. Allen Stanford of perpetrating an $8 billion fraud against his companies’ investors. There are so many dirty […]