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When in Doubt, Blame a Clinton »

* Bumped Up * Mitt Romney has just assumed a lead in national polling, wiping the collective smirk off the gloating faces of the pundit class. Since it would seem media prognostications of a re-election cakewalk for Obama have proved premature, a number of the “Gang of 500” are already doing their best to mount [...]

Once again, Kirsten Speaks Truth to Power(s) re Libya and the FauxMedia »

* Bumped Up * Once again, I applaud Daily Beast columnist Kirsten Powers for her courage in calling out the irresponsible mainstream media and their “nothing to see here” attitude regarding the recent preposterous White House spin and Ambassador Susan Rice’s false statements regarding the current Libyan horror show. It is rare these days to [...]

“Hillary was Right” says….Maureen Dowd? »

* Bumped Up * This is stunning. Maureen Dowd of the New York Times has finally lost patience with The One. Her palpable disgust with President Obama’s acceptance speech Thursday is much in evidence in her latest column: Playing Now: Hail to Us Chiefs. I don’t even know where to start, so scathing is her [...]

A Political Thinker’s Shocking Complaints about Obama’s “Squandered Hope” »

In Salon.com, David Daley interviews Thomas Frank, author of “What’s the Matter With Kansas” and “Pity the Billionaire.” Frank now calls President Obama’s leadership a “dramatic failure” that fell far short of his campaign rhetoric and blames his “conciliatory nature for a first term that looked like Bush’s third.” While Mr. Frank is not the [...]

ABC’s Jake Tapper Tells the Truth about Media Bias — a blockbuster interview in polite language »

Add Jake Tapper, one of our more reliable reporters, to the list of people who have left the reservation – at least for the moment. Back in late October, 2008, John King of CNN gave an interview calling his own media colleagues “out of touch,” lambasting them for media bias in the unfair treatment of [...]

President Obama, the Sharks Are Circling… »

You won’t find a more stunning condemnation of Barack Obama. Why? The rebuke comes from a prominent man who once mentored Obama and even helped him become president in 2008. Professor Roberto Unger is Obama’s former law professor at Harvard University. Four years ago, he was an adviser to Obama’s presidential campaign. But now, in [...]

Abandonment of Public Financing Only Leads to More Corruption »

The New York Times’ Sunday editorial, An Idea Worth Saving, lamented the death of public financing in presidential elections, stating, “It was 36 years old, and was drowned by big money and starved by the disdain of politicians who should have known better”: From 1976 until 2008, every major-party presidential candidate took public money for [...]

Depends On What Your Definition Of “Lie” Is…*Open Thread* »

Thursday brought two major hearings to Capitol Hill. The first was Attorney General Eric Holder on the whole “Fast and Furious” issue. After many half responses, non-responses, and dissembling left and right, came this little interaction between Eric Holder and Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) in the video below:

Following The Money, All Washed And Clean »

That money would be Mexican drug cartel money all sparkly clean thanks to – wait for it – the DEA. Yes, the DEA, under Holder, has laundered millions – MILLIONS – of dollars for the Mexican drug cartels. How in the hell is Holder, and every single one of the administrators who went along with [...]

This And That *Open Thread* »

So we are back from our excursion to Grand Cayman for some snorkeling, good food, and a look at a possible vacation investment. There is a reason why I am mentioning this. I just have to share what one of the owners of the development said while we were chatting. She said she didn’t know [...]

Monday Night Open Thread »

Some mighty interesting stories making the rounds today. As many of us expected, the Supercommittee has failed. But it’s official now. Great. Well done, folks. Way to put party before country. Or, more to the point, way to put a campaign slogan for Obama before the country – it’s all those evil Republicans’ fault.

Fannie and Freddie Executives Have Payroll Amnesia, and Chu Faces The Music On Solyndra »

On Wednesday, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac executives had to appear before Congress to discuss the recent issue of their wanting to give themselves some big, huge bonuses. Needless to say, the Congresspeople were none too thrilled with these folks, as this LA Times article highlights: The chief executives of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac [...]

It’s A Numbers Game *Open Thread* »

A whole bunch of numbers are coming out today, but one in particular stands out: as you read this, the US Debt will have reached $15 TRILLION for the first time in history. While Obama is hanging out in Hawaii on the links with his prostitute-seeking-and-busted-by-an-undercover-cop friend, complaining about Americans being lazy (the hypocrisy on [...]

Holder On The Hot Seat Over “Fast and Furious,” And Guess Who Exposed The ATF Whistleblower *Updated* »

Attorney General Eric Holder appeared before the US Senate yesterday to testify – again – about the “Fast and Furious” program. He admitted that he was wrong about when he knew of the program (surprise! Yeah, right.), which to me says he perjured himself, though I am not an attorney. But he continued to try [...]

Crazy Things Being Done By Our Government »

~Bumped up~ That are going to make my head explode. First, news that the ten executives at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which are still operating in the red, and which are largely to blame for the housing crisis, got BONUSES. And I am not talking little bonuses, either. Those ten mo-fos got = and [...]

Secretary Clinton Claims “Fast and Furious” Was News To Her, And Voices Grow Against Holder »

Not long ago, I reported that there were questions as to whether or not the State Department had been in the know about the DOJ’s “Gunwalking” program due to the connections in Mexico. While I was out of town, it seems Secretary Clinton addressed that very question (major H/T to Artemis for sending me this [...]

Another Federal Agent Lost Due To “Fast and Furious”? *Updated* »

Sadly, so it would appear. You may recall a story from back in February of this year regarding two ICE agents attacked in a brutal assault down in Mexico. One agent was injured, the other, Jaime Zapata, was killed. Now it appears that Agent Zapato was killed as a result of a weapon from the [...]

DOJ Unclear On The Concept Of “Justice” »

I know I have been writing a lot about the Department of Justice, but they keep pulling stupid shit, so what choice do I have? Ahem. From the incredibly stupid “Fast and Furious” which has cost a number of lives to the recent revelation of the DOJ pulling its terror manual because it mentions Islam, [...]

“A Terror Attack Is Imminent…” »

So warns the United States Embassy in Kenya, as they warn Americans about the danger in traveling there now. While they will not say for sure who they think will be carrying out the threat, there is this to consider: The warning comes after Kenya sent troops across the border into Somalia to pursue Islamist [...]

Gunwalking? Make that “Grenade Walking.” The Plot Thickens… »

Or rather the insanity that is the United States’ “Gunwalking” program thickens. Turns out a new “wrinkle” to the program has been revealed. It wasn’t just guns that made their way to Mexican drug cartels under the auspices of this bone-headed program, but grenades as well. Intrepid reporter, Sharyl Atttkisson reported for CBS News brings [...]