Archive for July, 2009

Clunker Cash Coffer Catastrophe Causes Congressional Consternation, Conservative Contumely

Clunker Cash Coffer Catastrophe Causes Congressional Consternation, Conservative Contumely

| July 31, 2009 | 6 Replies

My latest at AIP involves the Cash for Clunkers program whereby Washington has decided that the car you drive is a blight to Mother Gaia and you should drive a car they like. They’ve offered to pay you for the privilege — up to $4,500 for your old ride — except that the program ran […]

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The White House Beer Accords – The Day After*

The White House Beer Accords – The Day After*

| July 31, 2009 | 3 Replies

I didn’t write about the White House Beer Accords yesterday because, quite honest, it’s a non-story. The President obviously stuck his foot so far into his mouth he’s tasting his own knee and he needed a semi-graceful way out of the situation. The MSM, always eager to provide a first-class bootlicking, was right where it […]

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Who Would You Pick for a Sit Down and a Beer?

Who Would You Pick for a Sit Down and a Beer?

| July 30, 2009 | 3 Replies

Matt Margolis found a fun little question that could make for an interesting discussion, if you’re game. YOU DECIDE: If you could have a beer with any politician, living or dead, who would it be? Share your thoughts. Click on “Leave a Comment” below. He expanded this one question to three. Pick one living and […]

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Rather: We Must Take Over the Free Press in Order to Save It

Rather: We Must Take Over the Free Press in Order to Save It

| July 30, 2009 | Reply

When Dan Rather presses the panic button, he really doesn’t mess around, does he? Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather called on President Barack Obama to form a White House commission to help save the press in an emotional speech at the Aspen Institute. At stake, he argued, is the very survival of American democracy. […]

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Cry Havoc and Let Slip the Botox of Pelosi

Cry Havoc and Let Slip the Botox of Pelosi

| July 30, 2009 | 6 Replies

The mask Botox has slipped (via David Freddoso). “It’s almost immoral what they are doing,” [Speaker Nancy] Pelosi said to reporters, referring to insurance companies. “Of course they’ve been immoral all along in how they have treated the people that they insure,” she said, adding, “They are the villains. They have been part of the […]

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…For Varying Definitions of the Word “Beautiful”

…For Varying Definitions of the Word “Beautiful”

| July 30, 2009 | 2 Replies

I dispute The Hill’s definition of the word “beautiful” so long as Maxine Waters is anywhere in the neighborhood of a “50 Most Beautiful” List. If you wanted to find a person more eaten up with anger and grievance, you’d have to get on a terrorist relief ship. I also find it interesting that there’s […]

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Why Being a Democratic Senator is the Most Amazing Job in the World

Why Being a Democratic Senator is the Most Amazing Job in the World

| July 30, 2009 | Reply

Let this be a lesson to you. If you take a sweetheart deal or two from a corrupt mortgage lender whose company is at the very top of the list of reasons we’re in a recession right now and then lie about whether you knew the deal was a sweetheart deal, and then get caught […]

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Yeah, I Know It’s Rob Thomas. It Still Rocks.

Yeah, I Know It’s Rob Thomas. It Still Rocks.

| July 30, 2009 | 4 Replies

Jimi Hendrix would have approved. Approved? Hell, he would have grabbed up an axe and they would have gone on another ten minutes. And yes, I know that’s Rob Thomas, who I have thought physically incapable of rocking. I was wrong. He brings the voodoo better than anyone since Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan. The […]

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A Virtual Choir? Sure, Why Not?

A Virtual Choir? Sure, Why Not?

| July 30, 2009 | 4 Replies

I can honestly say I’ve never seen anything like this on the internet before. I’m not even a little bit surprised that it came from Eric Whitacre. That video is made up of 116 separate singers, who recorded their own part of the piece on their webcam and sent it to someone who synchronized them […]

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The WaPo is So in the Tank on Health Care, It’s on A First-Name Basis With that Little Diver Guy

The WaPo is So in the Tank on Health Care, It’s on A First-Name Basis With that Little Diver Guy

| July 29, 2009 | 4 Replies

This headline, on a WaPo story about Jim DeMint, has me irked. S.C. Senator Is a Voice Of Reform Opposition The reason it irks me is because it is not true. Jim DeMint does not oppose reform, nor does he speak for anyone who does. In fact, DeMint has proposed a number of reforms but, […]

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