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Obama “American Jobs Act” Speech In One Sentence

Posted by  ▪  September 8, 2011

Advanced excerpts of the speech here. Reduced to one sentence: Been there, done that. Post speech update (full text here): What a horrendous event.  It truly was, a 40 minute attack on Republicans (sometimes explicitly, sometimes implicitly) with a series of straw

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PM Erdogan: Turkish warships to help break Gaza blockade

Posted by  ▪  September 8, 2011

I wasn’t sure Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan really would follow through on threats of a military confrontation with Israel over the Gaza blockade, but the recent U.N. panel decision upholding the legality of the blockade over Turkish protests

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The Non-News of the Day

Posted by  ▪  September 8, 2011

The OECD reports that it “expects 0.3% growth in the UK in the last three months of the year, but said the economy could contract by as much as 1% amid high uncertainty over its projections. … [The] reason for

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4th Circuit tosses Virginia Obamacare suit on “standing” grounds

Posted by  ▪  September 8, 2011

The 4th Circuit has dismissed Virginia’s Obamacare mandate suit, which Virginia won in the District Court, on the ground that the Attorney General did not have “standing” to sue (meaning that he was not a person legally entitled to sue).

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Post-Debate Tweet of the Day

Posted by  ▪  September 8, 2011

I thought Romney did well last night, as did Perry (although expectations were higher for Perry).  Newt was the star. But, Romney’s post-debate performance by his messaging team was horrid, playing the “kill social security card” on Perry.  We can

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Ann Coulter’s Moment of Weakness

Posted by  ▪  September 8, 2011

On The O’Reilly Factor (with Laura Ingraham sitting in) the other night, Ann Coulter claimed the status of the only brave conservative on TV willing to criticize Sarah Palin (full transcript at the link, video here): And it doesn’t really matter,

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Let the Libya “unexpected” consequences begin

Posted by  ▪  September 8, 2011

Such as a “no fly zone” over all of northern Africa, spreading across the globe, because while we broke Muammar Gaddafi’s army, we didn’t fix the problem of tens of thousands of mobile surface-to-air missiles. As reported by the Christian

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They have tried everything, but it’s still Detroit

Posted by  ▪  September 8, 2011

They tried, that’s for sure: On Sunday, September 14 [2008] at 2:00 p.m. in Detroit’s riverside Hart Plaza, more than a thousand individuals of every faith are expected to join together for “I Lift Detroit in prayer.” This interfaith ceremony

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Republican Reagan Library Debate – Open (Tweet of the Night added)

Posted by  ▪  September 7, 2011

Not going to be “live blogging” it, but will make some observations. Your comments are welcome. Update 8:40 p.m. – at the first break, I can’t say there are any clear winners or losers.  Romney is doing well, dealing with

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Maybe they all will break out in song during Obama’s speech, on a Gibson guitar

Posted by  ▪  September 7, 2011

I wonder if he will get a shout out during the speech: Henry Juszkiewicz, the CEO of Gibson Guitar, will attend President Obama’s address to Congress on Thursday as a guest of Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.). Federal agents raided Gibson

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The Nanny State Doesn’t Like Competition

Posted by  ▪  September 7, 2011

From babysitters, that is. From the WSJ: [A proposed bill in California] would require parents to pay caregivers over the age of 18 minimum wage plus overtime, allow a 10-minute rest every four hours and a half-hour meal break after

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Silence is golden and speaks louder than any teleprompter

Posted by  ▪  September 7, 2011

Love this move: Republicans have decided they’re not going to give a  rebuttal to President Obama’s jobs speech later this week, a decision House  Democratic Leader Nancy  Pelosi took as a high affront to the White  House. At least three GOP

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Erick Erickson: “moving on from Sarah Palin is like leaving Scientology”

Posted by  ▪  September 7, 2011

I guess that makes me a Scientologist, because I’ve posted repeatedly that Palin holds a special position because there is no one — not even George W. Bush — who has been the subject of the Democratic, mainstream media and left-blogosphere smear

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“Smart Girl” Janis Kelly for Mayor … of Ithaca!

Posted by  ▪  September 7, 2011

You want to see me spike the football so hard the earth will shake harder than in the D.C. Earthquake? You have not seen anything like what will take place here if Janis Kelly, Republican and unabashed Tea Party supporter,

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