Great News, Plus the Quote of the Day

Those who are feeling abandoned by the fates after the heinous vote on Sunday can take solace in one bit of cheerful news – the most notorious national organization to somehow find itself in the midst of voter fraud allegations over and over again is closing its doors, permanently, we can only hope: The community organizing [...]

The Return Of Weekly Jackass

My nephew had an idea that, once heard, proved inevitable and irresistible.  It’s time to bring back the Weekly Jackass for an encore presentation. If you’ve seen the news today, you no doubt already know who the proud recipient is going to be.  Actually, there are five: the Norwegians who make the selection committee for the [...]

No Place For “Truthers” In High Positions

I’m not a thought control kind of guy, but anyone who has accused the federal government of treason, as 9/11 “truthers” have essentially done, is not a person that needs a high-level job with that same federal government: A top environmental official of the Obama administration issued a statement Thursday apologizing for past incendiary statement [...]

Health Care Is Not The Only Story In Town…

…nor is it the only story Mickey Kaus has obsessed on (hey, I left off with Mickey several days ago, why not restart with him as well?).  The great Kaus has been all over phoney-baloney John Edwards and his love-child from day one.  Now, with Edwards admitting not only the affair, but his paternity, as [...]

Doesn’t Surprise Me

Austin is well-known for following goofball ‘natural’ movements, like ‘holistic medicine’ (give me an M.D., please!) and ‘organic’ food.  The continuing gullibility of (mostly liberal) people to buy these services or pay more than market rate is directly related to the propensity to swallow claptrap like ‘fair trade’ and ‘carbon neutrality’.  The point being:  most [...]

Apropos of Nothing…

…here’s eight early Joe Biden goofs.  My favorite? “I wouldn’t go anywhere in confined places now. It’s not that it’s going to Mexico in a confined aircraft where one person sneezes, that goes all the way through the aircraft. That’s me. I would not be, at this point, if they had another way of transportation, [...]

How To Kill A Recovery

Today, part 1: Pass a climate protection bill that raises the electric rates of every American substantially (and thus, for all practical purposes, puts the lie to Obama’s promises only to raise taxes on the rich). Now, I haven’t fisked an article in a long, long time, but this doozy from Paul Krugman is begging [...]

Creeping Socialism – It’s Not A Right-Wing Fantasy

Every time someone on the right side of the aisle brings up the increasing trend towards socialism in this country, a trend that greatly accelerated because of the current economic crisis, the left screams bloody murder, as if this were somehow a great slander…but the results of the most recent Rasmussen poll will put a [...]

Card Check, Ask Not For Whom The Bell Tolls…

…it tolls for thee! It is with a happy spirit that I report on the continuing death of the ‘card check’ legislation. Democratic Colorado Senator Michael Bennett gets points for bravely telling party activists the painfully-obvious-to-anyone-but-them truth: Bennet has been one of the few Senate Democrats who have declined to take a stand on the [...]

Another Nail In The “Card Check” Coffin

A few days ago, we learned that Arlen Specter, on whose support unions counted to pass the nefarious “Card Check” legislation, had decided against the laughingly titled “Employee Free Choice Act”. Now key Democrats are deserting, as well: Whether you label it the “card check” bill or the Employee Free Choice Act, you can also [...]

Do As I Say, Not As I Do…

Am I REALLY supposed to give Barack Obama any credit for admonishing Congress on earmarks and signing their porker of a spending bill anyway?  Give me a break: President Obama acknowledged today that he signed an “imperfect omnibus bill” but told Congress to clean up its act when it comes to pork-barrel projects that are [...]

Don’t Look Now…

…but Democrats, apparently unsatisfied with the distraction of the pork-laden omnibus spending bill, are going to throw another divisive partisan struggle on top of the economic meltdown tomorrow, as if we didn’t have enough going on already. Of course, I’m talking about the notorious ‘card check’ legislation which appears to exist for one reason only: [...]

Obama and Protectionism

It’s still anybody’s guess, after President Obama’s visit with the Canadians, whether Obama intends to be a protectionist or not.  On the one hand, he talks of expanding trade; on the other, he’s still speaking about changing NAFTA: Q Thank you, to both of you. I’ve got a question for both of you. Mr. President, [...]

Obama’s Early Days Pleasing…To Republicans

What a delicious irony it would be if Barack Obama, the Democratic answer to eight years of the hated Bush, ended up having a higher approval rating among Republicans than Democrats!  Now, I don’t really believe that’s the case – actually, rank and file Democrats are quite confident that Obama will be a good president [...]

I’ve Seen This Movie Before

Stunning, isn’t it, how quickly the anti-Israel segment of the left goes into outrage mode whenever conflict breaks out in the long-running, tedious conflict between Israel and Hamas…here’s the pattern: 1.  Radical group bent on destruction of Israel engages in clearly war-worthy provocations (kidnapping soliders, firing missiles into Israeli towns). 2.  Israel responds, as any [...]

The Return of the Culture of Corruption!

Wow, how about this guy?  Is he ethically challenged or what?  I’m talking about Charlie Rangel, of course, who did you THINK I was talking about?  Or am I talking about William Jefferson? Actually, you know who I’m really, really talking about:  Rod Blagojevich, the new poster boy for political corruption. This guy is BAAAD [...]

Honeymoon’s Almost Over

I’ve been quite content with most of Obama’s early decisions in the transition period.  I criticized his choice of Hillary, admittedly not on her own merits, but because of her association with her increasingly buffoonish husband.  The first real danger sign I saw was Obama’s choice of Bill Richardson for Secretary of Commerce (confirmed today).  [...]


Oh, how delicious, the howls of outrage emanating from Nutroots® land (by the way, I officially get credit for coining Nutroots® at Wikipedia now!) over the decision to let Lieberman keep his committee chair!  Let us get a small sample, for sheer entertainment value. The detestable Jane Hamsher (who coined her own phrase, “Rape Gurney [...]

How Soon Until Buyer’s Remorse Kicks In?

Will the ultra-liberal progressive blogs be able to stay in love with Barack Obama when he embraces their archenemy?  I’m talking about Joe Lieberman, of course – and it’s becoming more and more apparent that Obama is prepared to fight to keep him a Democrat: President-elect Barack Obama has informed party officials that he wants [...]

McCain “Swiftboated”, But Where’s The Outrage?

My liberal readers and other ‘progressives’ love to laugh at the faux (allegedly) outrage conservatives have been expressing during this campaign during such episodes as l’affaire lipstick (an admittedly silly trifle).  However, we all remember their own howling (past AND present) over the ‘Swiftboat’ campaign against John Kerry.  The pertinent thing to remember about that [...]