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Sunday, July 5, 2009

The Political Quote of the Month?

“Barack Obama will fall like a hot air balloon with a prick in it” – talk show host Bill Cunningham, July 5, 2009. I would modify that slightly as follows: “The Obama presidency will fall like a hot air balloon with a prick in it.” Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Conservatives are “Rooting Against America” by Opposing Cap and Tax

Get a load of this quote from Misrepresentative Henry Waxman, co-author of the Cap and Tax bill that passed the House of Misrepresentatives Friday: He was asked by Andrea Mitchell of MSNBC, “ "Republican leader John Boehner, in explaining why he was reading the bill on the floor," meaning the... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Not Good for the Resume – Supreme Court Throws Out Sotomayor Ruling

President Obama’s first nominee to the Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor, took a most untimely black mark to the resume today when the Court reversed her ruling that unfairly denied promotions to white firefighters because of their race. The reversal comes only a couple of weeks before her confirmation... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Rocks in Their Heads: City Tickets People for Parking in Their Driveways

Sometime in the 1950s, the city council of Toledo, Ohio passed a law that proved a fell precursor of far too many subsequent examples of Government sticking its nose where it doesn’t belong. To paraphrase the law slightly while capturing the mindset of the Government that created it: Thou shalt not... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Does Obama Understand the Iranian Election?

President Obama lauded what he called the “vigorous debate” that he maintains is a part of today’s Iranian election. He also took credit for initiating this so-called debate with his recent tour of the Arab nations. Obama said, “ We are excited to see what appears to be a robust debate taking place... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Dept. of Justice Halts Verification of Voter Citizenship in Georgia

Here’s an appropriate follow-up to a story I posted Sunday, in which I discussed the Obama Justice Department’s decision to drop charges against three New Black Panthers who had been charged with voter intimidation. These three gentlemen, one armed with a nightstick that he brandished at voters,... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Obama Justice Dept Drops Voter Intimidation Charges against Black Panthers

During the presidential elections, three members of the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense were charged by the Bush administration with using threats, coercion and intimidation against voters. Two of them stationed themselves outside a Philadelphia polling place so that voters could not avoid... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

What is The Most Important Qualification for a Judge?

Maybe I’m just being silly, but I could have thought that knowledge of the law and the ability to apply it fairly and equally was the most important criteria for a judge. On the basis of how recent minority appointments to the Supreme Court have been treated, I was obviously wrong. Judicial... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Punishing Success, Rewarding Failure: Credit Card Interest at Purchase

The credit card reform legislation now before Congress reportedly contains provisions that will allow credit card companies to charge interest on balances from the day of purchase, rather than offering an interest-free grace period. Even if you pay the card off in full each and every time, even if... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

National Archives Loses Terabyte of Sensitive Personal Data

Lead paragraph of an AP story at The National Archives lost a computer hard drive containing massive amounts of sensitive data from the Clinton administration, including Social Security numbers, addresses, and Secret Service and White House... Sign in to see full entry.

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