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Thursday, August 27. 2009
Ed Morrissey describes how Franken got in, and the lesson.
Sorry, I can’t bring myself to quote any of this tour, because it’s ALL so important and well-said. To choose any portion undeservedly downplays the rest. You owe it to yourself to read it all. I will, however, post the conclusion, with the name of the place redacted:
Is it just old history? No, says Elliott Abrams about Obama’s Human Rights Disaster.
Why? Abrams answers:
Nothing is free—certainly not French health care. Very instructive.
ObamaCare I could vote for:
Interesting Admission from HRW re:
As usual, Ignatius – and his Obama -- gets it wrong. The FBI is for criminal prosecutions, backward looking. The CIA is for intelligence acquisition, forward looking. At least, that’s the way it’s supposed to be.
When considering Cash For Clunkers rebate, hold out for this one (beats being taxed on the rebate):
Jules: Cash For Cons! Truth is stranger than fiction, and getting stranger all the time, where Obamanomics is involved.
Talking about being really screwed…
Hmmm?: Senator Byrd says to name ObamaCare after Senator Kennedy. Should future earmarks be named after Senator Byrd when he dies, calling them the “giving Americans the Byrd bills”?
To paraphrase, if he’s lost the Washington Post, he’s lost ObamaCare.
Howard Dean, former Democratic National Chairman, at a town hall meeting admits:
Funny, Dean doesn’t mention that tort attorneys are biggest and most loyal contributors to Democrats. -- Politics Daily reports:
Well, duh, it is a republic. Congressional representatives are called representatives for a reason. We pledge allegiance to the Republic for a reason, and not to the representative or The O.
Did you know this?: Dr. Ruth Westheimer, our sex consultant, was an Israeli sniper. -- Theo shows us another sniper who shoots your eyes out:
How did I miss this when I was in the Marine Corps? Oh, they kept them all at HQs.
ABC’s expert reviews Ted Kennedy’s ups-and-downs in the polls during his career.
It doesn’t stop there, as Gateway Pundit informs us:
And, today’s Biblical lesson:
Dinocrat: Do the (immigrant) hustle in ObamaCare
Doug asks: Who is the most detestable, menacing and pathetic politician in
Make your own nominations; many to choose from.
AMA and ObamaCare:
Andrew McCarthy provides a real education on legal hypocrisy
'Cruel and neglectful' care of one million NHS patients exposed: One million NHS patients have been the victims of appalling care in hospitals across