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Archive for March, 2007

Murtha And A Citizen — Legislature?

Saturday, March 31st, 2007

As Kevin pointed out, Jack Murtha is calling for a new draft. Of course, the military brass don’t want a draft, and every military member I’ve spoken to who has served in the conscript and the volunteer army doesn’t want conscription. But if Murtha is so enamored of citizen service, why don’t we replace our [...]

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Guiliani, Kerik, and Corruption

Saturday, March 31st, 2007

The man who commenter and self-proclaimed neo-libertarian leader Eric Dondero holds up as a strong leader of our time has fallen into yet another scandal. This one concerns his good friend, Bernard Kerik: Federal prosecutors have told Bernard B. Kerik, whose nomination as homeland security secretary in 2004 ended in scandal, that he is likely [...]

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John Murtha Calls For A Draft

Friday, March 30th, 2007

Not this shit again. Another liberal Democrat calls for slavery.

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Porking Iraq

Friday, March 30th, 2007

Thomas Schatz, from the Citizens for Government Waste, penned an editorial in the New York Times over the pork in the emergency Iraq appropriations bill: Behind all their lofty rhetoric about the Iraq war and bringing home the troops, members of the House and Senate were busy tacking on $20 billion and $18.5 billion respectively [...]

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Hugh Hewitt’s Newspeak

Friday, March 30th, 2007

Hugh Hewitt gave an interview to National Review Online where he was promoting his latest shit sandwich candidate for president. In the interview, he had this But Rudy doesn’t care about the Marriage Amendment, and Mitt Romney does. Rudy doesn’t think there’s a problem with funding embryonic stem cell research, and Romney does. Romney’s a [...]

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Seven Years for Shoving?

Friday, March 30th, 2007

That’s the sentence 14 year old Shaquanda Cotton received in Paris, TX after shoving a hall monitor in a dispute. Now, while readers of this site certainly would be interested in such an apparent miscarriage of justice, I don’t think it’s too much to say that this wouldn’t get much play in the national media [...]

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The United Nations Is A Fraud

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

For the past week, the world’s attention has been focused on the simmering crisis centered around 15 British Navy seamen taken into custody by Iran for allegedly violating Iranian territorial waters. Let’s leave aside the fact that all of the available evidence demonstrates conclusively that the sailors were in Iraqi territorial waters when they were [...]

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Rudolph Giuliani, Circa 1994

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

In case anyone forgets, Rudy Giuliani, the supposed Republican Mayor of New York City, endorsed Mario Cuomo the tax-and-spend Democratic Governor of New York. Here’s his rationale: Will someone, somewhere, please tell me what Rudy Giuliani really believes in ? H/T: Virginia Virtucon

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The Democrats In Congress: History Repeating Itself

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

I can’t say that I’m surprised but it looks like the days of tax-and-spend are due for a comeback: The new Democratic majority begins dancing the next phase of the tax-and-spend minuet in the House of Representatives today. Following the example set by their Senate brethren last Friday, House Democrats will adopt a budget resolution [...]

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Politics And The Iraq War Funding Debate

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

Kevin and I have been having a discussion in the comment thread to my earlier post about the Senate’s passage of an Iraq War funding bill that contains a timetable for withdrawal. The basic question is whether the Bush Administration or the Democratic Congress has the most to lose in what looks like it will [...]

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George Will On The D.C. Vote Bill

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

George Will has a column in today’s Washington Post about the bill making it’s way through Congress to give the District of Columbia a vote in Congress which I wrote about last week. As only he can, Will deftly points out the real motivation behind this bill, and it has nothing to do with voting [...]

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RE: Boortz review

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

It looks like Boortz liked Stephen’s review of Somebody’s Gotta Say It: Stephen Littau is obviously a brilliant book reviewer. Now … get out there and buy the book. You deserve a good read.

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Bush vs. Congress: Let The Confrontation Begin

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

Following on the heals of the House of Representatives, the Senate has approved, by a narrow margin, an Iraq War spending bill that sets a deadline of roughly one year from today by which American forces must be out of Iraq: WASHINGTON — The Democratic-controlled Senate ignored a veto threat and voted Thursday for a [...]

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Quote To Ponder

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

“Psychologically, it is important to understand that the simple fact of being interviewed and investigated has a coercive influence. As soon as a man is under cross-examination, he may become paralyzed by the procedure and find himself confessing to deeds he never did. In a country where the urge to investigate spreads, suspicion and insecurity [...]

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War Policy And Pork: Perfect Together

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

The Senate is debating the Democrats’ Iraq spending plan, which includes a call for the withdrawal of all troops before the 2008 elections and, as Dana Milbank reports, they’re talking about more than the Iraq War: It’s common for lawmakers to complain that a spending bill is “loaded up like a Christmas tree” with pet [...]

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Mugabe Desperately Tries To Avoid Just Desserts

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

Zimbabwe detains opposition chief ahead of summit Police surrounded the main Zimbabwean opposition party headquarters and briefly detained its leader Morgan Tsvangirai on Wednesday as African leaders met in Tanzania to debate Zimbabwe’s escalating political crisis. … Police spokesman Wayne Bvudzijena said officers arrested 10 MDC officials on suspicion of links to recent petrol bombings, [...]

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Giuliani Is Not A Libertarian

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

On this blog, a lot of typing has gone on attacking Rudy Giuliani, and some (but a lot less) has been spent defending him. Some, such as commentor Eric Dondero, suggest that Rudy Giuliani is a Libertarian Republican. As evidence of this, he refers to OnTheIssues.org, who rates Rudy as a “moderate libertarian”. The question, [...]

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Tom Coburn Taking Aim At Supplemental Pork

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

Proving once again that he cares more about the American taxpayer than Ted Stevens’ health, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) has offered up some amendments to strip the “emergency” pork out of the supplemental appropriations bill: Coburn Amendment No. 648 would strike $100 million in emergency funding for the 2008 political party conventions. Coburn Amendment No. [...]

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Is Rudy Giuliani A Fiscal Conservative ?

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

I’ve been pretty hard on Rudy Giuliani lately, but he appeared on Larry Kudlow’s CNBC program and had some interesting things to say: KUDLOW: When you were a US attorney, you were very, very tough. You had a successful record. You were tough on the mobsters. You were tough on the drug pushers and the [...]

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Somebody’s Gotta Say It (Book Review)

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

(Cross posted here at Fearless Philosophy for Free Minds) As a regular listener of The Neal Boortz Show, I find this book every bit as hard-hitting, insensitive, informative, and entertaining as his show. The High Priest of the Painful Truth pulls no punches in his assault on ignorance whether from the Right, the Left, or [...]

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