The Wall Street Journal has details on ongoing talks between auto industry officials and lawmakers on a plan aimed at reviving vehicle sales. Under the proposal consumers who replace older gas guzzlers with new fuel-efficient cars would be eligible for federal tax credits of as much as $4,500. Auto-industry officials are in advanced talks with […]
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Still looking for details but… Former Maryland Lt. Governor Michael Steele has been elected Chairman of the Republican National Committee. Update: Steele defeated South Carolina Republican Party Chairman Katon Dawson 91-77 in the sixth round of voting to become RNC chairman. My immediate reaction is this a good day for the Republican party, Steele is […]
The Illinois State Senate has voted to remove Gov. Rod Blagojevich from office. The vote was 59-0, Blagojevich is the first U.S. governor to removed from office in 21 years. Blagojevich Is Removed From Office by Unanimous Vote Senators Block Ex-Governor From Future Elected Posts in Illinois By: Douglas Belkin and Davis Kesmodel, Wall Street […]
The Washington Post has a detailed report on protectionist language in the Democrat’s pork laden stimulus bill that could trigger a trade war: The stimulus bill passed by the House last night contains a controversial provision that would mostly bar foreign steel and iron from the infrastructure projects laid out by the $819 billion economic […]
Someone using the name Joanna Pardue posted tried to post the following comment to a post on anti-Israel hated: If it’s okay to kill Palestinian women and children – [collective punishment] then it’s okay to kill Jewish women and children – outside Israel. If a few bombs go off in Jewish daycare centers around the […]
The Democrats pork laden “stimulus” bill passed the House 244-188… Republicans held the line not one them voted for it. 11 Democrats joined 177 Republicans in voting against it. It’s about time Republicans showed a little testicular fortitude. Now it’s on to the Senate… What are the odds the Republicans there will hold the line?
Rep. Phil Gingrey of Georgia, who made headlines yesterday for his comments about Rush Limbaugh’s criticism of Republican of leaders for their pliability on the Democrats massive spending plans, is singing a slightly different tune today: Because of the high volume of phone calls and correspondence received by my office since the Politico article ran, […]
Stimulus plan my ass: In selling the plan, President Obama has said this bill will make “dramatic investments to revive our flagging economy.” Well, you be the judge. Some $30 billion, or less than 5% of the spending in the bill, is for fixing bridges or other highway projects. There’s another $40 billion for broadband […]
The forces of global warming are once again burying Dogpatch under a blanket of white… Current forecasts call for 4 to 6 inches of snow followed by freezing rain. I’ll be spending the day with a good book and new albums from two of my favorite jazz artists… Jane Monheit and Renee Olstead.
There was a time when I was an Ashley Judd fan but then she started saying things like this (emphasis mine): Among the millions of people who are excited by the election of President Obama is Ashley Judd, as she demonstrated at the 40th birthday luncheon for NARAL Pro-Choice America at the Hilton Washington Tuesday. […]
Last month I blogged about 4 year old Hannah Garman. I know many of joined in helping fulfill Hannah’s Christmas wish of getting as many Christmas cards as possible. Hannah was diagnosed with a rare, incurable brain tumor in October 2008. A few days ago Michelle Malkin posted an update on Hannah’s condition: Reader Greg, […]
Congressman Phil Gingrey of Georgia demonstrates again why Republicans have lost two straight elections in an interview with the Politico: Responding to President Obama’s recommendation to Republican congressional leaders last week that they not follow Limbaugh’s lead, the conservative talkmeister said on his show that Obama is “obviously more frightened of me than he is […]
From USA Today: Many US Airways (LCC) passengers who endured a crash landing in the Hudson River 12 days ago say they appreciate the $5,000 that the airline has offered — but some say it’s not enough. Joe Hart, a salesman from Charlotte who suffered a bloody nose and bruises, says he “would like to […]
The Politico is reporting that House Republicans Leader John Boehner and Whip Eric Cantor are urging caucus members to oppose the Democrats pork laden economic stimulus bill when it comes to the floor on Wednesday. President Barack Obama is coming to the Capitol this afternoon to curry favor with congressional Republicans. But it appears GOP […]
I was flipping through the worthless rag that passes for our local paper this morning when I came across this joyous little piece of hate in the Letters to the Editor: A Reign of Error has finally ended It has been said by others that “the highest patriotism is love of one’s country deep enough […]