Archives for: April 2009

Obama to release Gitmo terrorists into the US

In the latest demonstration of President Obama's utter disdain for his primary job, namely keeping the nation safe from attack, Jed Babbin is reporting that the administration is about to release 17 Chinese Uighur terrorists -- captured at an al-Qaeda tr… more »

Stratfor on "A Chilling Effect on U.S. Counterterrorism"

Thanks to Stratfor for this interesting discussion of counter-terrorism, sparked in part by the (unconscionable) release of the (not) "torture memos" by the Obama Administration." A Chilling Effect on U.S. Counterterrorism April 29, 2009 By Fred… more »

Arrogance inherent in liberalism

re "Obama's liberal arrogance will be his undoing", Jonah Goldberg, LA Times, 4/28/09 http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-goldberg28-2009apr28,0,5623626.column To the Editor: Jonah Goldberg is undoubtedly correct that the arroganc… more »

Specter's departure no "wake up call" for GOP

re "Specter's Departure a Wake Up Call for GOP", Dan Balz, Washington Post, 4/28/09 http://voices.washingtonpost.com/44/2009/04/28/specters_departure_a_wake_up_c.html?hpid=topnews To the editor: If Arlen Specter's switch to the Democratic Party… more »

In narrow ruling, Supreme Court upholds large fines for "fleeting expletives"

In one of the several stupid f*&@ing decisions made by this Supreme Court, the Court by a 5-4 vote ruled in the case of the goddam FCC v Fox Television that $225,000 fines for the brief use of expletives on broadcast airways were permissible under cu… more »

Specter avoids losing GOP primary by switching parties

In a great example of someone who has outlived (professionally speaking) his usefulness, Pennsylvania Republican Senator Arlen Specter announced that he'll be switching to the Democratic Party. While he made noises about the GOP having moved far to the… more »

Obama's $100 million "budget cuts" in perspective

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Can someone please explain...

I was wondering if someone can truly explain to me the Japanese obsession with photographing what seem to us non-Japanese as truly banal travel minutiae. The question arises because yesterday, while my wife and I were sitting at a cafe/restaurant here i… more »

Corruption on a larger scale

And while the prior article shows how corruption can find its way into even a modestly sized government project, this Washington Examiner article shows the type of corruption (yes, that's what I believe it is) which will plague our government for generat… more »

A local example of failed Keynsian "stimulus"

Thanks to Ike for this link to a story from his neck of the woods. It shows the economic point that Keynesian government stimulus doesn't work (or at least it's an example of it not working). But there are many such examples...so what I like particul… more »
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