Archive for February, 2009

Honest Lies


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


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


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 […]



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

Half of What


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 […]