February 2009
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Save It.

Larry Kudlow uses the term “buyer’s remorse” in his latest:

Let me be very clear on the economics of President Obama’s State of the Union speech and his budget.

He is declaring war on investors, entrepreneurs, small businesses, large corporations, and private-equity and venture-capital funds.

That is the meaning of his anti-growth tax-hike [...]

I Hope You’re Not Surprised


In a swift about face from her views as New York’s senator, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is now hammering Israel over its treatment of Palestinians in Gaza.

As First Lady, Clinton raised eyebrows when she kissed Suha Arafat.

Since she was then seeking a Senate seat the resulting brouhaha caused her to “re-think” [...]

Free Speech Is Blasphemy

The UN, spurred on by 57 Islamic member states, would like to make it illegal to say anything that would make a Muslim feel bad.  Anywhere.

I’m going to quote myself in the comments from a recent post:

I remember Bush saying that Islam was a religion of peace while the remains of the Twin [...]

Cry Me a River

The people behind the Oscars are fretting:

The people who put on the Academy Awards are in a flopsweat panic as the hours tick away before this year’s big broadcast, which is having its major rehearsal and technical run-through today. For weeks now, they’ve been begging me and the other journalists who cover the Oscars not [...]

New RNC Chair Michael S. Steele Seeks “One Armed Midgets”

Its “off the hook:”

Newly elected Republican National Committee Chairman Michael S. Steele plans an “off the hook” public relations offensive.   The RNC’s first black chairman will “surprise everyone” when updating the party’s image using the Internet and advertisements on radio, on television and in print, he told The Washington Times. To those who claimed he [...]

Google Ocean Finds Atlantis Oops No It Doesn’t Nevermind

Google Ocean, part of Google Earth, finds a mysterious grid on the floor of the ocean.  Some folks believed it was Atlantis:

It shows a perfect rectangle the size of Wales lying on the bed of the Atlantic Ocean nearly 3? miles down. A host of criss-crossing lines, looking like a map of a vast metropolis, [...]

U.S. Attorney General Holder: “in things racial we have always been and I believe continue to be … a nation of cowards.”

Attorney General Eric Holder says U.S. exhibits cowardice in discussing racial matters, calls for integration on weekends:

In a speech to Justice Department employees marking Black History Month, Holder said the workplace is largely integrated but Americans still self-segregate on the weekends and in their private lives.  “Though this nation has proudly thought of itself [...]

Founder and CEO of U.S. Based “Bridges TV” Charged with Beheading Wife

Husband beheads wife:

Muzzammil Hassan, A Pakistani-American businessman and founder and CEO of Buffalo, N.Y.-based Bridges TV which launched in 2004 with a mission to show Muslims in a more positive light, was charged after reporting the death of his wife, Aasiya Hassan, 37, on Thursday night.

After Hassan, 44, told police his wife was [...]

UK and French Nuclear Submarines Collide in the Ocean

Crack and (not-quite) kablooie! And no debris flew around:

A Royal Navy nuclear submarine was involved in a collision with a French nuclear sub in the middle of the Atlantic, the MoD has confirmed. HMS Vanguard and Le Triomphant were badly damaged in the crash in heavy seas earlier this month. First Sea Lord Admiral [...]

In Tough Economy, People Turning to Hamburgers

“I’m looking for economical food.” — Man-on-the-street interviewee, New York City, USA.  See the BBC report here.

Pakistan Says Part of Mumbai Attacks Planned in Pakistan

After vigorously denying it, Pakistan admits Mumbai terrorists planned part of attack in Pakistan:

Interior Ministry chief Rehman Malik said that several suspects are now being held and a case has been filed which may lead to their prosecution. On Thursday Mr Malik told a news conference: “Some part of the conspiracy has taken place [...]

Russian and US Satellites Collide in Outer Space

Crack and kablooie!  and the debris flew all around:

A satellite owned by the US company Iridium hit a defunct Russian satellite at high speed nearly 780km (485 miles) over Siberia on Tuesday, NASA said.  The impact produced massive clouds of debris, and the magnitude of the crash is not expected to be clear for [...]

The Steamroll Keeps on Squishing

While President Barack “I Won” Obama may be post-partisan, Congress is certainly showing us what bipartisanship is all about:

Republicans have caught the Democrats in a midnight “stimulus” power play that seeks to cut Republican conferees out of the House-Senate negotiations to resolve a final version of the Obama “stimulus” package. Staff members from the [...]

The Department of Food

When the government responded to 9/11, they eventually created a Department of Homeland Security.  Why?  Because the seperate agencies designed to detect this problem and stop it from happening failed to do this job.  Consolidation of the intelligence infrastructure under one department has helped to bring these disparate agencies together in a functional way.

Considering [...]


I quote:

I remember what was said and done during the last 8 years. For most of the time, I saw and heard the Republican majority steamroll over the cowering Democrats.

Let’s try to remember this eight years from now:

In a statement sure to rile Republicans, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Friday dismissed calls for [...]