Archives for: January 2009

The Lilly Ledbetter Plaintiff's Attorney Gift Act

On Thursday, Barack Obama signed his first law, The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, his first step toward repaying his campaign debt to trial lawyers. To the extent that there is any pay gap, it is much smaller than feminist organizations want you to be… more »

Did the Dems take too big a bite?

It's still early to read too much into it, but the fact that not one Republican member of the House voted for the massive, bloated spend-a-thon which is posing as a "stimulus" bill might mean the Democrats have, in their first 10 days of full control, al… more »

She don't know me very well, do she?

I received an e-mail from a Denver-based anti-coal activist named Nancy who somehow thought I'd be on her side with a particular problem she's having. As Bugs Bunny used to say, "She don't know me very well, do she?" Here's the note Nancy sent me:… more »

A Colorado budget shortfall? You don't say, Bill.

Good morning, class. For today's lesson, let's compare these two quotes from two news stories: "Ritter said it's too early to begin slashing the budget and he wants to see what happens if Congress approves a bailout of the financial industry. He said… more »

Invasion of the Republican Snatchers

There’s been a large number of science-fiction movies and shows, like “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” or the evil “Borg” from Star Trek: The Next Generation, in which an alien force takes over individuals, usually leaving them appearing to be nearly nor… more »

Obama's "economic plan" is neither

[letter published online by the Denver Post: http://blogs.denverpost.com/eletters/2009/01/27/economic-stimulus-4-letters/] re "Obama touts economic plan", AP via Denver Post, 1/24/09 http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_11545294 The Obama “e… more »

The 2012 Pelosi GTxi SS/RT Sport Edition

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Skepticism about The Messiah

H/T to Greg Staff for the Politico link and to Christopher Sanders for the Spectator UK link... I'm traveling today and don't have time to write my own deep thoughts, so please allow me to suggest you read this article by Jim VandeHei and John F. Harr… more »

An insider's view of the Ramos and Compean commutations

A friend of mine who once worked as a Border Patrol agent was kind enough to offer the following opinion of President Bush's commutation of the unjust prison sentences given to Jose Compean and Ignacio Ramos. As a long time immigration law enforcement… more »

Barack Obama, meet Mr. Dow and Mr. Jones

I'm not necessarily attributing causality when all we really know is correlation, but the stock market dropped 180 points, or about 2.25% in the 4 hours after The Chosen One became the 44th President of the United States. My mother asked me if there w… more »
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