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Specter officially a Democrat…

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Sen. Arlen Specter, Pennsylvania RINO, has now officially become a Democrat.    It appears that, despite his attacks on Republican primary opponent Pat Toomey,  Specter was losing ground.    So he switched parties.   Remember that Toomey nearly beat him the last time around.

Specter’s statement is interesting only in the staggering depth of his self-serving hypocrisy,  and his failure to mention that his switch puts Democrats within 1 seat of a filibuster-proof majority.    Oh, did I mention that barely a month ago he absolutely denied he would switch parties?

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April 28, 2009 at 5:48 pm

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Ideology, not science…

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If you aren’t familiar with the Transterrestrial Musings site, visit it.  Rand  Simberg claims he’s ” just a recovering aerospace engineer.”    He is also scientifically literate,  tech-savvy,  and just plain smart.

He proves it with this analysis of the speech on science His Oneness proffered today.

As for me,  I won’t be holding my breath on the Obama Administration employing real science any time soon.    I take this speech to mean that His Oneness wants all research to be government-funded and therefore government-controlled,  which means the only research anybody will do is on the things he wants.  Oh,  joy!

But karma visited again,   as the magical speaker outran his teleprompter.

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April 28, 2009 at 4:09 pm

Stomping on snakes…

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Wesley Pruden has an excellent column regarding Obama’s two-step on the interrogation memos.    The last line gave me the title for this post.

The American Thinker blasts the “moral bearings” of His Oneness with regard to interrogations.

IBD jumps all over Speaker Pelosi’s claims of  ignorance and powerlessness about waterboarding

Former Sen. Fred Thompson lets loose on His Oneness,  here.    There’s a video embedded.     And even the WaPo understands the damage being done to the CIA.

Reuel Marc Gerecht explains why it matters whether  “America’s liberal foreign-policy establishment is willing to combat Islamic radicalism aggressively”,  and what Obama’s totally political move means.

And on Obama’s decision to release the prisoner abuse photos, ABC’s Jake Tapper reports the CIA realizes it has no cover any more.

Let’s finish with Deroy Murdock, whose view is that we should be proud of waterboarding.

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April 28, 2009 at 2:00 am