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First Bin Laden Gets Killed; Now Bristol Palin Gets Weird New Life

May 10, 2011

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First the shock:  Bin Laden is killed.  Wait a couple of beats in the news cycle and then launch headline: Bristol Palin Gets New Reality Show. Did the planet rock? I don’t know about the rest of America but the glitter is gone from any reality surrounding the Palins.  The truth is, there is no […]

Barack and the Battle for the Budget. A Cautionary Tale for Republicans

April 9, 2011

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Once again, the worm has turned and Barack Obama has emerged from a key debate with some portion of the successful outcome.  Like a deus ex machina, he reentered the fray at the eleventh hour and pushed the process over the line – he had done this successfully in December causing a flurry of legislation […]

“US In Decline” Says Time Magazine; The Eagle Tells Me Otherwise

March 3, 2011

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China is carefully positioning its currency to topple the dollar, Time Magazine has a lead story on the US decline and so it must be true – we’re  in decline.  Are we now in a position to be able to say to the world “you won’t have the US to kick around anymore”? Funny thing.  […]

Smug/Nasty Comments in the Media About Bristol Palin’s Status on DWTS

November 10, 2010

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Bristol and her partner are safe for another week of Dancing with the Stars. After each elimination show, the losing couple appears on the Jimmy Kimmel Show. The losers this week were the gracious and now not without talent former football Cardinals  quarterback, Kurt Warner.  None of the accounts of the show in which he […]

Tariq Aziz Should NOT be Hanged.

November 9, 2010

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Writing at Slate.com, Christopher Hitchens has come out in support of not hanging Tariq Aziz, Saddam Hussein’s former henchman, deputy and intermediary with the Western Press. The reasons for  his sentence appear to be more the result of sectarian prejudice rather than the rule of law.  If carried out, it could only inflame an already […]

Jeb Bush 2012? Only if He Survives Old Video of Him Trashing Palin

November 8, 2010

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Ever since he stepped down as Governor of Florida due to term limits, Jeb Bush has answered the question “will you be running for president”? quickly and forcefully with “No.” What would almost certainly preclude that from happening would be an old video still out there on YouTube.  Here are remarks he made about Sarah […]

Obama to India Hat-In-Hand

November 8, 2010

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The President who has done the most to muddy the waters of co-operation and understanding in foreign affairs is now in Asia, hat in hand, cruising for crumbs, The economic agreement that will bring jobs to Boeing and others related to aircraft manufacture is neither new nor surprising.  There were no joint ventures announced or […]