Category: A Voice From the Outer World

Raise Your Hand if You're Surprised that the President Stocked His Town Hall with Ringers!

Raise Your Hand if You're Surprised that the President Stocked His Town Hall with Ringers!

| March 29, 2009 | 2 Replies

Go on, raise them high. President Obama has promised to change the way the government does business, but in at least one respect he is taking a page from the Bush playbook, stocking his town hall Thursday with supporters whose soft — though far from planted — questions provided openings to discuss his preferred message […]

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Again, the MSM Beclowns Itself

Again, the MSM Beclowns Itself

| March 29, 2009 | Reply

William Jacobson takes the Washington Post to task today for a nasty article which takes the position that treating detainees harshly is not only really, really bad but also never accomplishes anything useful. If all the Post has done was stick an op-ed masquerading as a real news article on the front page, it would […]

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Yeah, Conservative Bloggers Do Know Journalism

Yeah, Conservative Bloggers Do Know Journalism

| March 27, 2009 | Reply

Who’s the idiot who said that conservative bloggers don’t do original reporting? Oh, yeah. It was one of the guys who was busy playing Heather #3 on the circle-jerk known as JounoList whilst a couple more conservative bloggers were out getting a scoop.

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Shocker: JournoList Populated By Scrawny Whiners

Shocker: JournoList Populated By Scrawny Whiners

| March 26, 2009 | 2 Replies

I’m thinking, after reading this, that the whole JounoList story is a big ball of nothing. It’s certainly still troublesome that supposedly objective journalists spend much of their time inside a progressive echo-chamber. It’s a lot less troublesome to find that instead of the advertised Inner Sanctum of Intelligent Fact and Discourse what’s really going […]

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Work? Who Would Build a Society on That?

Work? Who Would Build a Society on That?

| March 26, 2009 | Reply

Ah, Glenn Reynolds just knocked the Snark Ball right the heck out of the park. Commenting on this article, which shows that effort matters a hell of a lot more than ability or intelligence, he says: Hey, I’ve got an idea — why don’t we organize society so that it rewards hard work! We could […]

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Pressing on a Campaign Promise

Pressing on a Campaign Promise

| March 26, 2009 | Reply

Later this morning, the President, still smarting from having to actually answer a couple non-softball questions from the normally docile MSM, will hie himself to the friendly confines of the White House where he’ll answer some fan mail. Most of the questions I’ve seen are either mash notes with a question mark at the end […]

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Your Words Mean What You Say They Mean, So Far…

Your Words Mean What You Say They Mean, So Far…

| March 25, 2009 | Reply

The problem with living in a perpetual state of crisis is that in it takes more and more effort to get people outraged. Witness the attempt by the left (and the occasional member of the MSM) to convince America that outspoken conservative member of Congress Michelle Bachmann is calling for insurrection because she used the […]

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Getting the Leg-Thrill at CNN

Getting the Leg-Thrill at CNN

| March 25, 2009 | Reply

Whatever would we do without Senior Political Analysts to tell us that we are “no doubt” reassured by how “very comfortable” our President was last night? Mind you, Schneider posted that only 19 minutes into the press conference, after the President spent at least ten minutes reading his opening comments from the Obam-o-Tron screen in […]

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He’s Starting to Make Joe Biden Sound Like Daniel Webster

He’s Starting to Make Joe Biden Sound Like Daniel Webster

| March 23, 2009 | 43 Replies

Quick, say the word “Orion”. Did you get it right, with a long “eye” sound in the middle of the word and the stress on the second syllable? Of course you did. What are you, the President of the United States? The idea that led to the founding of Orion Energy Systems received a presidential […]

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He's Starting to Make Joe Biden Sound Like Daniel Webster

He's Starting to Make Joe Biden Sound Like Daniel Webster

| March 23, 2009 | 43 Replies

Quick, say the word “Orion”. Did you get it right, with a long “eye” sound in the middle of the word and the stress on the second syllable? Of course you did. What are you, the President of the United States? The idea that led to the founding of Orion Energy Systems received a presidential […]

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