Archive for December, 2010

A Winning Formula: Republicans Fight. Reid Retreats. America Wins.

A Winning Formula: Republicans Fight. Reid Retreats. America Wins.

| December 16, 2010 | 1 Reply

I’ve been hard on the GOP the past few days for their cheese-eating surrender monkey ways on the tax deal, but tonight they did something very right. The Senate’s very own Gollum, Harry Reid, tried to bull rush the Omnibus Spending Bill through the Senate tonight, but he didn’t even get a good run on […]

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Dum Dum Dum DUM!: Today is Beethoven’s Birthday

Dum Dum Dum DUM!: Today is Beethoven’s Birthday

| December 16, 2010 | Reply

Today is the birthday of legendary composer Ludwig van Beethoven, who would have turned 241 today if he had been a Galapagos Tortoise instead of a human being. To celebrate the day, Jenn at It Ain’t Baroque has shared with us a little Beethoven Humor. You could also find a friend to help you recreate […]

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Clearing the Browser Tabs – Omnibus Thursday Edition

Clearing the Browser Tabs – Omnibus Thursday Edition

| December 16, 2010 | 1 Reply

I spent the better part of yesterday collecting links about the gargantuan Omnibus Spending Bill that Harry Reid wants us to pass on the quick before the first of the year. I realized pretty quickly, though, that I had far too many links and far too little time today to write all the posts I […]

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The Only Chart That Matters Right Now

The Only Chart That Matters Right Now

| December 16, 2010 | 1 Reply

Ed Morrissey posted this chart from Clusterstock last week, but I thought it worth a second look. As you hear various members of Congress and the President talk about tax deals and spending bills, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”, bills to make kids eat lettuce in schools, and the START Treaty, remember that the big red […]

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Pirates of the Caribbean 4 – So, Pirate Zombies Again Is It?

Pirates of the Caribbean 4 – So, Pirate Zombies Again Is It?

| December 15, 2010 | 7 Replies

The trailer to Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, which is the fourth movie in the franchise, is out and it looks pretty solid. The movie is based on a superlative novel called (surprise!) On Stranger Tides, by Tim Powers. If the movie hews close to the book, then it will likely be the […]

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Clearing the Browser Tabs – Wednesday Edition

Clearing the Browser Tabs – Wednesday Edition

| December 15, 2010 | Reply

As I type this (at about midnight) it is 18 degrees. 18. And the wind is howling like a box trailer full of banshees going over a bad road. Winter has definitely brought her A-game this week. I hope she backs off for a couple weeks so that we can have some reasonable cold before […]

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Clearing the Browser Tabs – Taking a Day Tuesday Edition

Clearing the Browser Tabs – Taking a Day Tuesday Edition

| December 14, 2010 | Reply

I decided to take the day off today to run a few errands and take care of some pre-Christmas housework, so blogging will be on a “catch as catch can” schedule. I’ll surely get some writing done, I’m just not sure when. Tonight’s live recording of The Delivery ought to be a lot of fun. […]

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“No Labels”? How about “No Whining”?

“No Labels”? How about “No Whining”?

| December 13, 2010 | 3 Replies

I was going to write about the brand-new “No Labels” group, but I read this post by Moe Lane and realized I really didn’t have to. He nailed the whole gang in a few beautiful sentences. You see, you get these rich liberals who decide that since the political system is clearly controlled by a […]

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So How’d that Big GOP Compromise Work Out For Us, Conservatives? Feeling Victorious Yet?

So How’d that Big GOP Compromise Work Out For Us, Conservatives? Feeling Victorious Yet?

| December 13, 2010 | 4 Replies

Years from now when we look back at the GOP/Obama tax compromise, which passed the Senate overwhelmingly this evening, two things will be evident: It added a humongous number to the deficit and gained us no real economic benefit ; and The GOP got taken to the cleaners. Consider. Before today, Republicans in Congress held […]

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Republican “Dealmakers” Made the Wrong Deal with the Wrong Guy. Let’s Fix That.

Republican “Dealmakers” Made the Wrong Deal with the Wrong Guy. Let’s Fix That.

| December 13, 2010 | Reply

Jennifer Rubin, writing at her Washington Post blog says that the tax deal debate, at least on the right, is between purists and dealmakers. She’s squarely on the dealmakers’ side. I think she’s looking at the discussion entirely the wrong way, but let me give you the heart of her argument first. Are we really […]

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