Three Reasons Why The Dems Are in Big, Big Trouble. And One Reason Why They’re Not. – Reason Magazine


Martha Coakley’s resounding defeat in the Massachusetts Senate race is hardly the sort of anniversary gift President Barack Obama could have predicted. Yet there it was, wrapped in a bow and plopped on his doorstep like a flaming bag of dog poo to mark the end of his first year in office. Among other things, […]

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David Axelrod vs. Karl Rove – My deficit or yours?


Where has David Axelrod been?
Truth be known, if you were the person in charge of maintaining President Obama’s image, wouldn’t you have gone into hiding after the President’s dismal, and belated response to the Christmas day terror attack? With the President’s adequate handling of the Haiti crisis, Axelrod emerged again, and wasted no time making [...]

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WashPo Columnist Blusters Over Al-Qaida Weakness – Obama’s Going To Save Us


Never one to run from a fist fight, I got into one at high school following the last class on a late Spring day of my sophomore year.  My opponent, a short, flabby, mouthy kid, and I walked out to the athletic field.  He’d been relentlessly provoking me to fight for several months and I’d [...]

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Jordanian Muslim CIA Informant, Searching For Ayman Zawahiri, Kills His CIA Handlers


I told you in a prior posting that I worked as a cop in Colorado for about twenty years. I was a detective for eight years and worked with my fair share of informants.
The one informant during my career that I arranged for release from jail on a personal recognizance bond, a man who provided [...]

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Washington Post Columnist Renders a Curious Paen to the Past


Well, the holidays are over, we’re back from vacation, and we know you all missed us. So you know what that means. That’s right, the Birkels are back. We’re rested, ready, and raring to go. So, without further ado, on to what you came here for.
With more and more Democrats sticking fingers in the air [...]

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L. Gordon Crovitz: Intelligence Is a Terrible Thing to Waste – WSJ.com


ntelligence about terror threats rarely comes on such a silver platter: A Nigerian banker went to the U.S. Embassy in Lagos to warn that his son had fallen under “the influence of religious extremists based in Yemen” and was a security risk. This came after months of U.S. intelligence intercepts about al Qaeda plans for […]

Pollyanna MSM Quick to Defend Obama and Napolitano


David Broder and David Brooks are probably members of this club.
Although I should’ve expected it, I’m afraid I have to admit that the mainstream media’s passionate defense of Homeland Security Chief Janet Napolitano took me by surprise.
I especially expected better from New York Times columnist David Brooks – as much of a centrist as [...]

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The Fall of America’s “Man For All Seasons”


In 1535, Sir Thomas More, the Chancellor of England, was beheaded because he would not betray his conscience in the matter of the divorce of King Henry VIII. More was subject to intense pressure from the King, the opportunist churchmen of the court and his own family and friends.
The following exchange between the Duke of [...]

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Leg Thrills and Spine Chills With Chris Matthews, Part 4: Real “Change” May Sound More Like a Toilet Flush


Chris Matthews, the host of MSNBC’s Hardball, who publicly stated he believed it was his job (as a journalist) to see the Obama presidency succeed, is a little worried that real “change” might be coming to Washington.
Matthews’ guests, Chris Cillizza of The Washington Post and Susan Page of USA Today, warned Matthews that a repeat [...]

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