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Monthly Archives: March 2009

Fella, can you spare a trillion?

[Fox News] A United Nations document on “climate change” that will be distributed to a major environmental conclave next week envisions a huge reordering of the world economy, likely involving trillions of dollars in wealth transfer, millions of job losses and gains, new taxes, industrial relocations, new tariffs and subsidies, and complicated payments for greenhouse […]

Another Obama tax cheat.

WASHINGTON (AP) – Health and Human Services nominee Kathleen Sebelius recently corrected three years of tax returns and paid more than $7,000 in back taxes after finding “unintentional errors”—the latest tax troubles for an Obama administration nominee. The Kansas governor explained the changes to senators in a letter dated Tuesday that the administration released. She […]

The monster awakens.

One wonders how all the liberal members of the business community who donated massive amounts of money to Democrats in the 2006 and 2008 must feel now at the realization of a monster they helped spawn. Here’s a scary couple of paragraphs from the D.C. Examiner: But now, in a little-noticed move, the House Financial […]

Kerry’s Absolutely Backwards Gun Control.

[Houston Chronicle] At Monday’s hearing, [Senate Foreign Relations Committee] committee Chairman Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., said he had been shocked to see killings and beheadings “just a stone’s throw across the Rio Grande from where we’re sitting this morning.” Across the border, thousands of Mexican soldiers patrol Ciudad Juarez, which saw about 2,000 murders in […]

Outraged in wrong direction.

Just so we’re all clear. We’ve got a bunch of Congressmen and administration officials who brokered these bailout deals with the financial community, were aware of and approved of retention bonuses, then once the deals came to the public light have the gall to act outraged. If you haven’t yet read the open resignation letter […]

CIA & State Wrong Again.

New Alliances In Iraq Cross Sectarian Lines Political Jockeying Suggests An Emerging Axis of Power By Anthony Shadid Washington Post Foreign Service Friday, March 20, 2009; A01 BAGHDAD, March 19 — Six weeks after provincial elections, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has allied himself with an outspoken Sunni leader in several provinces and broached a coalition […]

CNN’s “apology” to Obama.

And the liberal community has the gall to claim that Rush Limbaugh, et. al. right-wing radio hosts, have too much say over the conservative community? Warner Huston wonders, “Since when do reporters ever come out with a more than 700 word piece to explain why they asked the president a question?” Answer: Ever since the […]

The Intel Double Standard.

Here’s Stephen Hayes on another Obama double standard, this one on intelligence gathering: So, the Obama administration has buried a report on recidivist Guantanamo Bay detainees that would cause political problems but it is seeking to release “torture” memos that could prove politically beneficial. Those Bush-era memos, according to Newsweek, would be released “over objections […]

Ex Post Facto Ridiculoso.

Here’s the Wall Street Journal, following on the same theme as my post below: In its bipartisan rage, the House saw fit last week not merely to punish the employees of AIG’s Financial Products unit that the company still needs to safely unwind credit default swaps. The Members voted, 328-93, to slap a 90% tax […]

Beyond the pale.

[IHT] The Obama administration will call for increased oversight of executive pay at all banks, Wall Street firms and possibly other companies as part of a sweeping plan to overhaul financial regulation, government officials said. One can be outraged all they want about AIG bonuses, et. al., but having the government determine how much or […]