October 2009

This kind of weapons-grade stupidity is one of the things America can no longer afford.

via Hot Air » Blog Archive » Defending the invincible.

Regarding the (bogus) outrage over Rush Limbaugh’s minority position in a group to purchase the St. Louis Ram’s (a National Football League team).


Despite calls to the White House this week, the administration did not offer a guest for this weekend’s “Fox News Sunday” to talk about Dunn’s comments, although administration officials appeared on all four Sunday morning shows to speak on various issues.

via Obama Team Continues Effort to Isolate Fox News – Political News – FOXNews.com.

“President Obama’s going to talk to all the networks,” said former Clinton adviser and administration confidant Terry McAuliffe, who appeared with Rove on Fox News. “He’s going to go out there.  He loves competition.  He loves being engaged in the battle.”

These two statements don’t exactly line up, do they?  (Yes, I realize that McAuliffe doesn’t actually ‘represent’ the White House.)

Whoever buys the business will have to settle some of its debts. While the Movieplex is relatively paid up on its utilities — only $82 in arrears — the city Treasurer’s Office hasn’t received payments from the city’s 1 percent rooms, meals and entertainment tax since April. The state Tax Department also placed a $51,972 lien on the movie theater for unpaid sales and use taxes.

via Movieplex closes until further notice: Rutland Herald Online.

Oh no!

Howard Dean, in his own words:

The reason tort reform is not in the [health care] bill is because the people who wrote it did not want to take on the trial lawyers in addition to everybody else they were taking on. And that’s the plain and simple truth,

via Dean says Obamacare authors don’t want to challenge trial lawyers | Washington Examiner.

Republican Senator from Maine, Olympia Snowe, has indicated that she will vote in favor of Max Baucus‘ health care bill.

Do I have any faithful readers in Maine who might be able to change her mind?

Baucus Wins Republican Backer on Health Care Bill Ahead of Key Vote – Political News – FOXNews.com.

Found this via Jonah Goldberg at the National Review Online:

Found here.  It claims not to be photoshopped, but anytime someone says that it isn’t photoshopped it had best be investigated.  I am no expert in photoshop so I suppose I stand to be proven “wrong”.

The White House says more than 1 million jobs have been saved or created so far, a figure that is so murky it can never be verified.

via Teachers benefit from job-saving stimulus spending – WCAX.COM Local Vermont News, Weather and Sports-.

If I had to choose one quote that summarized the story from this report it would be this one (emphasis added).  If I had to choose one word, then it would be “murky”.

There is so much from this report that is worthy of a more careful analysis that I think I’ll make a second post with a more thorough analysis (not that I am an ‘expert’ analyst).

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