Archive for February, 2010

I Guess We Violence-Inciting Swastika-Waving Americans Aren’t So Bad After All

I Guess We Violence-Inciting Swastika-Waving Americans Aren’t So Bad After All

| February 28, 2010 | Reply

If baldfaced political hackery were an Olympic sport, Nancy Pelosi would have so much hardware around her neck that Mr. T or Flava Flav would spontaneously immolate themselves in white-hot flames of pure jealousy. Not all that long ago, Speaker Pelosi called the pretty average men and women of the Tea Party movement a bunch […]

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Meet the New Truck, Bigger than the Old Bus

Meet the New Truck, Bigger than the Old Bus

| February 27, 2010 | Reply

Stiff Upper Lip, thy name is Desiree. WASHINGTON–White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers told me Friday she will step down next month, after presiding over 330 events in the White House in 14 months. Rogers is departing after achieving a major goal of President Obama and First Lady Michelle — opening up the White House […]

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A Boy, His Beater, and the Laughing Acme

A Boy, His Beater, and the Laughing Acme

| February 27, 2010 | Reply

I have another post over at News Real Blog in which I cast gentle aspersions on the President’s knowledge of automobile insurance. Normally, being the kind and gentle blogger that I am, I’d let it pass. But the President’s sad story of A Boy And His Clunker And the Mean Old Insurance Company really did […]

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Boredom, Thy Name is Health Care Summit (A Contest!)

Boredom, Thy Name is Health Care Summit (A Contest!)

| February 26, 2010 | 3 Replies

Lance Burri is running another Motivator contest and I think he may have won the thing right out of the box. However, that doesn’t stop me from trying. UPDATE: Smitty’s in with a musical throwback plus one.

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Maybe We Need More Laser-Beheadings in News Reports

Maybe We Need More Laser-Beheadings in News Reports

| February 26, 2010 | Reply

I don’t know who Charlie Brooker is, but I’m guessing, based on this revelatory report he’s now living under a new identity. He had to have been whisked away to a witness protection program lest he be torn apart by a horde of enraged television reporters frantic to preserve the myth that theirs is a […]

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A Small Planet Requires A Big Laser!

A Small Planet Requires A Big Laser!

| February 26, 2010 | Reply

How big are the big things in the universe? Very, very big. And we are very, very small. Which is why we really do need to start building that Giant Space Laser right away. Bonus points if you can identify the movie theme used in the first half of the video. (via Caleb Howe)

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The Democrats’ Kangaroo Court

The Democrats’ Kangaroo Court

| February 24, 2010 | Reply

This week, two Congressional committees are holding hearings on the alleged accelerator problems with Toyota vehicles. Combined, 59 Democrats sit on these panels, which command enough power to fatally cripple the company by seriously restricting its ability to sell cars in the United States. Here’s the kicker. Of those 59 Democrats, 31 have received campaign […]

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The Delivery Presents: The Week in Acronyms!

The Delivery Presents: The Week in Acronyms!

| February 24, 2010 | Reply

Episode 26 of The Delivery is ready to roll at all the usual hip spots where¬† all the cool kids get their podcasts. My guest this week was the superior blogger and broadcaster Stephen Green. Originally, I had intended to spend a half-hour talking with him in the second half about his great post about […]

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They’re Hot and They’re Fabulous!

They’re Hot and They’re Fabulous!

| February 23, 2010 | Reply

For most of my life, I’ve heard jive that conservatives are dour, humorless scolds whose faces would shatter like peanut brittle if they cracked the faintest glimmer of a grin. Well, nuts to that. If you don’t think that’s funny, I’m afraid your sense of humor is just broken.

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Three Days in the Life of a CPAC Blogger

Three Days in the Life of a CPAC Blogger

| February 23, 2010 | Reply

John Hawkins is, for my money, the hardest working political blogger on the internet. He hustles like no one I’ve ever seen to line up interviews with people most other bloggers never touch (like Thomas Sowell) and runs not just one heavily-updated blog but two. He’s also generous with his time (he frequently guests on […]

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