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Barney Frank retires, Democratic self-decapitation continues

Posted by  ▪  November 28, 2011

I was in the car this morning when I heard on the news that Barney Frank was retiring and would not run for re-election. Obviously there is a lot of snark which could be thrown around, but this represents a

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DSK play-by-play

Posted by  ▪  November 28, 2011

Edward Jay Epstein wrote an extremely interesting piece on the day that the US became acquainted with DSK‘s name. Important parts of the piece that a lot of outlets left out: What took place between DSK and the maid in those six

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Things you may have missed over the long weekend

Posted by  ▪  November 28, 2011

Early last week I started a fundraising drive and also alerted readers to the opportunity to help this blog by shopping online via Amazon, Target and the other stores on the Shopping Page.  I appreciate the support of readers. In

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Newt’s immigration policy crazy like a conservative fox

Posted by  ▪  November 28, 2011

Mitt Romney and Michele Bachmann (as well as many Mitt supporters in the media) have been distorting Newt Gingrich’s position on immigration as one favoring “amnesty.” Via The Shark Tank, here is a video where Newt explains his immigration policy. 

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Hasn’t everyone?

Posted by  ▪  November 28, 2011

Another photo from Linda taken at the Costco parking lot in Nashville, TN, which apparently is to bumper stickers what the Georges Bank is to fish.

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It’s been four weeks since Politico broke the story of accusations against Herman Cain

Posted by  ▪  November 27, 2011

On Sunday evening, October 30, Politico broke the story that two women had complained about Herman Cain while at the National Restaurant Association.  In that first week, Politico ran several dozen stories about the accusations without telling us what the

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More tick tock in Syria

Posted by  ▪  November 27, 2011

Like I said Friday, the fuse has been lit.  I think it’s too late for Assad to put it out without a major blow up. Now the Arab League, in an unprecedented move, has imposed economic sanctions on Syria, including

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Jump, David, Jump

Posted by  ▪  November 27, 2011

The only reason, the only reason, the only reason anyone pays any attention to David Frum is that he is the mainstream media’s “useful conservative,” someone who screams about the crazy Republican Party and Tea Party movement. He is worse

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Manchester Union Leader endorses Newt

Posted by  ▪  November 27, 2011

Newt Gingrich has picked up the endorsement of New Hamsphire’s largest newspaper, the conservative Manchester Union Leader. This newspaper endorses Newt Gingrich in the New Hampshire Presidential Primary. America is at a crucial crossroads. It is not going to be

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Eurogeddon

Posted by  ▪  November 27, 2011

Some scary warnings out there, as reported by The Telegraph: As the Italian government struggled to borrow and Spain considered seeking an   international bail-out, British ministers privately warned that the break-up   of the euro, once almost unthinkable, is now increasingly

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So do I

Posted by  ▪  November 27, 2011

and I’m not even Christian.  In fact, it annoys me when people refuse to say it.  And please say Happy Hanukkah to me, not Happy Time When You Light All Those Candles For Some Reason. Another one from Linda in

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Saturday Night Card Game (Jeremiah Wright still scares Democrats)

Posted by  ▪  November 26, 2011

This is the latest in a series on the use of the race card for political gain: As you know, I support Newt Gingrich. But you also know that I have a policy of uniting behind any Republican candidate who comes

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Pakistan problems

Posted by  ▪  November 26, 2011

NATO and/or U.S. forces apparently killed a couple dozen Pakistani soldiers at an outpost on the Afghan border.  The details are murky at this point: The Guardian reports that coalition forces say they came under fire and returned fire. Pakistan

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The EU gets philosophical

Posted by  ▪  November 26, 2011

(at their own peril.) I read an article in the German newspaper, Der Spiegel, that really got my eyes rolling. It is titled “Habermas, the Last European”: Jürgen Habermas, 82, wants to get the word out. He’s sitting on stage

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