Archive for January 2011
Remember how the Democrats were going to hammer the Republican minority into a pool of spit, and arrange things so that anything could pass with only 51 votes whenever Democrats wished?
Apparently, more than a few Democratic senators figure they’ll be in the minority soon and didn’t want to live with the rules that Harry Reid thought appropriate for the other side. The big, bold agenda shrank down to a few very modest changes. Sen. Jim DeMint doesn’t like them.
It looks as if the Chinese military has pegged His Oneness as a complete idiot. Check out this neat comparison from the very sharp, very clever people at Gizmodo.
A “black widow” suicide bomber fails in her mission when a spam text message to her cell phone detonates her too early.
This gives me one reason to say what a pleasure it is to be able to call Marco Rubio by his title. This piece gives me another, and it matters because Sen. Rubio has been appointed to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and its Select Committee on Intelligence.
Here’s the full Republican Conference assignment list.
One more reason to love Gov. Chris Christie — he pays the citizens of New Jersey a great compliment by treating them as rational adults tough enough to deal with the truth and reality.
I don’t think His Oneness finally getting around to making a live statement makes moot the points raised here by Charlie Szrom.
The Wall Street Journal has a good view of the importance of the military, which has largely avoided day-to-day politics, something even more important now that Mubarak has asked his Cabinet to resign so that he can appoint a new one this weekend. Not to worry, because VP Joe Biden doesn’t think Mubarak is a dictator. Never mind that people have already died. TIME thinks the U.S. is paralyzed by the fear of Islamists.
I want to know if the “people” are rising up in Egypt and Tunisia, or whether the Muslim Brotherhood and other radical groups, who have now come out on the fourth day, are going to take over.
The Telegraph is now reporting that the American government has connections to some of the dissidents, and makes a WikiLeaks connection. The Sydney Morning Herald says we’re just addicted to tyrants, and events are moving too fast for His Oneness to cope with. I don’t imagine anyone will find the answers from the Davos participants. Concerns about the Suez Canal are sending oil prices up, and that will affect us.
UPDATE: And now Saudi Arabia. Isn’t it odd that no one is claiming that Israel and the Jews are at fault because of their “occupation” of Palestine?
In response to the anti-obesity campaign of Our Lady of Perpetual Dissatisfaction, since the report of her very own task force indicated that childhood obesity rates have shown “no significant increase in recent years.”
h/t Daniel Foster at The Corner.
And speaking of things which aren’t true, Rich Lowry absolutely nails His Oneness here.