Honduras again

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Ex-president Manuel Zelaya of Honduras appeared at the United Nations and got the approval of that undemocratic cabal to return to power. Getting removed from power has apparently given Zelaya a new respect for the law. Zelaya — whose elected term ends in January 2010 — had defied the Supreme Court and called a referendum […]

Reading Ricci

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I spent quite some time last night reading the Supreme Court’s decision in Ricci v. DeStefano. [PDF format] As a white male, I’m confident that the decision reached by the court majority is the right one. On a more serious note, after reading the facts of the case as recited in the opinion, it’s obvious […]

More on Honduras

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President Obama again today reiterated his belief that the ouster of Honduran President Zelaya was illegal. Embedded video from CNN Video Following Obama’s logic, apparently once you’ve been elected, there’s no possible legal way to be removed from office prior to the end of your term. President Nixon is probably kicking himself as he rolls […]

Honduras' coup

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After reading The Washington Post’s article on today’s quasi-coup in Honduras, one wonders what side the Obama administration is on. The coup was condemned throughout the Americas. President Obama joined other regional leaders in calling for a peaceful return of Zelaya to office. But the Honduran National Congress defiantly announced that Zelaya was out, and […]

Lunatics running the asylum

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The House yesterday passed the cap-and-tax bill — a bit of insanity that should get most Democrats representing Middle America run out on a rail in 2010. What’s most troubling about yesterday’s move was that the cap-and-trade bill didn’t really exist as such when it was “passed” yesterday. Instead of a bill, the House passed […]

He's better than you

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It’s a perennial problem with politicians — they have one set of rules for the people they govern and another for themselves. This fact was one of the reasons the “contract with America” back in 1994 was so popular. Republicans vowed to no longer exempt Congress from the rules they passed for the rest of […]

The number you need to know

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The House is scheduled to vote on the Waxman-Markey cap-and-tax bill tomorrow. Only in the bizarro world of Congress can elected representatives pass a massive tax hike in the middle of the worst economic crisis in at least 30 years — in the form of a bill most of them haven’t even read. There’s a […]

Mark Sanford's stupidity

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After yesterday’s cringe-inducing press conference where South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, a Republican, confessed to having flown to Argentina to have an affair with a woman, it’s clear that his political career is over. Sanford won’t be running for president in 2012 as some had suggested. He won’t be running for re-election either. He may […]

Inspector General updates

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The Wall Street Journal has an editorial calling on President Obama to either respect the law regarding inspector generals or get rid of the office altogether. Byron York has some more on the Gerald Walpin firing. It appears the bipartisan backing for his sacking was due to the fact that both sides didn’t want Walpin […]

Eric Alterman has an acolyte

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I’ve spent too much time this evening attempting to educate Tom Traubert over at Poynter.org’s Romenesko’s Media Blog. Mr. Traubert is part of the delusional left that is convinced that if you’re not Keith Olbermann, then you’re a right-winger. Follow the link for the entire exchange, but I wanted to highlight this bit of insanity: […]