Friday, February 27, 2009

More difficult than previously thought

I guess things like closing Gitmo & leaving Iraq were easier said than done...

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

More on the digital transition delay

I noted some time ago that President Obama is seeking to delay the upcoming shutoff of analog over the air transition.

Apart from needlessly dragging out something that everyone should be prepared for, it turns out that the man who advised Obama on this issue (and contributed significantly to his campaign) stands to gain from the delay. Aside from the implications of quid pro quo, this doesn't bode well for the "most transparent administration ever" - the administration failed to disclose this connection.

Monday, January 19, 2009

It's about time.

President Bush commutes the sentences of two border patrol agents imprisoned for actually doing their jobs.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Obama's letter to daughters...

In an open letter, Barack Obama informed his daughters why he ran for President:

Apparently, the President-Elect ran because of "because of what [he] want[s] for [them] and for every child in this nation."

What business is it of his as to what is best for my children?

Today's Quick Links

I know I've missed a couple days, but here ya' go:

Mortgage rates fall below 5%
Oil below $36/barrel
Senate to swear in Burris
Israel hits UN compound
Steele makes push for GOP chair

Not all they're cracked up to be

Honda is being sued b/c their Civic Hybrid get's significantly less than the 47 mpg they advertized.

I'd be mad too given that the Hybrid version is $5-6000 more than the standard gasoline version.

H/T: Planet Gore

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Teacher's union illegally funded Obama campaign

The NEA laundered union dues through a "children's fund" into a Political Action Committee which helped to elect Barack Obama

Gaza vs Mogadishu

Surprised to see something like this from the Atlantic, but a fairly accurate comparison of Isreal's battles today vs "Black Hawk Down"

How to be an efficient dictator

Hugo Chavez learned from one of the greats (Cuba's own Fidel Castro) and now he's showing any aspiring potential totalitarian state heads how to kill friends and imprison people.

Today's Quick Links

Disney World believes recession fears receding
Pirates release Japanese ship & crew
North Korea won't give up nuclear
Open office floor plans reduce productivity
Bailout Detroit by cutting red tape - not sending cash

That's inspiring...

Obama plans to send an Iraq like surge of 30,000 troops to Afghanistan - but does not believe it will significantly change the direction of the conflict.

Nothing like undermining moral before their boots even hit the ground - why even send them if you do not believe they can make a difference?