Obama’s 2010 Moment

By |December 31st, 2010|

In a year that brought little inspiration from Democrats, there was no more important moment for the President and he executed it flawlessly. When Pres. Obama sacked Gen. Stanley McChrystal and then appointed Gen. David Petraeus he was forced to do something he's not done before. Stand on a line and make a critical decision [...]

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The Political Moment of the Year

By |December 30th, 2010|

If anyone had any doubts that 2010 was former Pres. Bill Clinton's year, the moment he took over the White House press room proved the point conclusively. ...and Barack Obama, who never showed Bill Clinton the respect he deserved before becoming president, has a new appreciation for WJC, because former Pres. Clinton did things in [...]

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Biggest 2010 Winner: The American Right

By |December 29th, 2010|

--bumped-- After hailing Pres. Obama's tax scheme deal with Republicans after the midterm elections, it was interesting this week to see that the Washington Post put Barack Obama in their loser category, which was led by progressives and liberals being the number one losers of the year. The only Democratic winner was Sen. Harry Reid. [...]

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Maybe She Can Cast a Spell

By |December 29th, 2010|

Christine O'Donnell may have new problems as the New Year dawns. From the Associated Press: Federal authorities have opened a criminal investigation of Delaware Republican Christine O'Donnell to determine if the former Senate candidate broke the law by using campaign money to pay personal expenses, according to a person with knowledge of the investigation. ... [...]

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2010 Unsung Hero Award: First Lady v. Sarah Edition

By |December 28th, 2010|

The debate heated up last month as Congress was considering a $4.5 billion childhood nutrition program, backed by Michelle Obama, that expands eligibility for school meals programs, establishes nutrition standards for all foods sold in schools and provides a six-cent increase for each school lunch to help cafeterias serve healthier meals. The bill cleared the [...]

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Larry Flynt Helping Julian Assange Makes Hefner Look Silly

By |December 28th, 2010|

As mega porn producer Larry Flynt flexes his political passions by donating $50,000 to help bail out Julian Assange, Hugh Hefner goes for the magic boner pill of PR. As relevancy goes, Hefner has proven he's not. Flynt, who took his First Amendment beliefs all the way to the Supreme Court against Jerry Falwell, only [...]

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2010: Biggest Loser Category

By |December 27th, 2010|

In 2000, back when Independents weren't all that sexy, I knew quite a few people, including those in my own family, who would have voted for John McCain for President. Then came South Carolina and George W. Bush neutering this once maverick politician, helping turn him into an unprincipled lackey of the Right, exactly the [...]

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Waiting for Snow, News Edition

By |December 26th, 2010|

Washington, D.C. has been on a winter storm snow watch for over 24 hours. It started snowing yesterday morning, then stopped, then last night started again. The forecasters, who we've found are always on the mark, say it's coming. We can't wait. ...as for the picture, it's one of the many birds, Mr. Woodpecker, that [...]

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By |December 25th, 2010|

Merry Christmas! ...it's even snowing here, with predictions of some serious accumulation. But what I want to know is what did you get your pet(s) for Christmas. Our kitties are stoned on premium catnip after a treat way beyond their usual dry food. After all, animals need Christmas too. The Blue Jays came down for [...]

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Very Merry Christmas to You.

By |December 24th, 2010|

It's very merry indeed for Pres. Obama's favorite corporate friends, who are being allowed to do business with anyone they choose, including black-listed nations. "It's not a bad thing to grant exceptions if it represents a conscious policy decision to give countries an incentive," said Stuart Eizenstat, who oversaw sanctions policy for the Clinton administration [...]

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