Tag: President Barack Obama

I Wonder If There’s An Anthem We Can Sing As We Gaze Upon It?

I Wonder If There’s An Anthem We Can Sing As We Gaze Upon It?

| July 25, 2009 | Reply

I think I prefer my big-government propaganda posters in the original Russian, though I commend The Anchoress for trying to capture the spirit in subsequent attempts. This one, on the other hand, has a certain flair to it.

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Save the Tonsils! Pass Obamacare!

Save the Tonsils! Pass Obamacare!

| July 22, 2009 | 7 Replies

Apparently, one of the reasons that health care is so expensive, according to the President, is because doctors have been taking kids’ tonsils out for the money. That is not a joke. Here’s the video. The ridiculous tonsil example shows up at about the 2:00 mark. Link: If I were a doctor, I’d be beyond […]

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Presidential Dishonesty and Other People’s Money, Today at AIP

Presidential Dishonesty and Other People’s Money, Today at AIP

| July 22, 2009 | Reply

My new post went up at AIP this morning, but I was remiss in posting it until just now. It’s not very long (let the people say “AMEN!”) but I do tackle the question of why the President is being so incredibly dishonest in his description of what his health care plan will and won’t […]

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Was that Robert Heinlein I Just Saw Turn a Backflip?

Was that Robert Heinlein I Just Saw Turn a Backflip?

| July 20, 2009 | 2 Replies

Well, this certainly took some chutzpah. Snyderman: If you look at this big deal … Obama: Yes. Snyderman: … do you have people at the bargaining table, the pharmaceutical industry hospitals in there? I haven’t heard anyone ask just for the American public to pony up here, that this is going to require some give […]

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Czar Crazy

Czar Crazy

| July 20, 2009 | Reply

My latest post is up at the American Issues Project. In it, I take on the subject of the Presidential obsession with czars and note that when Robert Byrd writes a concerned letter to a Democratic President, things aren’t good at all. Here’s an excerpt: By now I’m sure you’ve heard that the White House […]

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It’s Easy to be a Virtuoso when the Instrument Wants to be Played

It’s Easy to be a Virtuoso when the Instrument Wants to be Played

| July 19, 2009 | Reply

By now, it’s no great secret that the President has developed an annoying penchant for hammering the panic button like he was one of Skinner’s rats trying to get a food pellet. What seems to be less well-known is how the President has managed to get away with it every time he’s done it. Andrew […]

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Is that a Second Shoe I See Dropping?

Is that a Second Shoe I See Dropping?

| July 19, 2009 | 3 Replies

The Inspectors General scandal has now become a little more interesting. Gerald Walpin, the AmeriCorps inspector general who was summarily fired in June amid controversy over his investigation of a politically-connected supporter of President Obama, has filed suit alleging that the firing was “unlawful,” “politically driven,” “procedurally defective” and “a transparent and clumsily-conducted effort to […]

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Oh, It’s Just a Few Trees, Right Greenpeace?

Oh, It’s Just a Few Trees, Right Greenpeace?

| July 16, 2009 | 1 Reply

Something tells me that when the environmental activists backed Barack Obama to the hilt, they probably weren’t expecting him to open up a huge swatch of untamed wilderness to evil corporate loggers. They sure as heck didn’t expect him to take the same side of the issue as the She-Devil Sarah Palin and her Dark […]

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Dissent is the Highest Form of…Something. I Forget Now.

Dissent is the Highest Form of…Something. I Forget Now.

| July 15, 2009 | 3 Replies

It’s not personal, Senator Kyl, it’s just business. The White House on Tuesday released letters from four cabinet secretaries to Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, a Republican, citing Kyl’s comments and outlining transportation, housing, Indian education and other projects in his home state they said would be eliminated if the senator has his way… Transportation Secretary […]

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Baseball Been Berry Berry Good to Barry

Baseball Been Berry Berry Good to Barry

| July 15, 2009 | 4 Replies

Is there anything real at all to Barack Obama? I only ask because one of the things we’re told about him is that he’s a hard core fan of the Chicago White Sox baseball team. Behold his hard-coredness: Obama: “I love baseball. Baseball is America’s pastime. I’d like to see the baseball Commissioner handle this […]

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