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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Cruising the Web

Jimmy Carter embracing Hamas. What could go wrong?

Rachel Maddow makes up stuff to accuse a Republican congressman of having advance notice of the Oklahoma City bombing. The fact that he received a fax after the bombing and immediately turned it over to the FBI is not worth noting. Any lie in a storm, I guess.

Keith Hennessey has some questions for the President on his acknowledgment that there is no such thing as a shovel-ready project. If the President now understands this, why is he pushing for federal funding of more such projects?

The Obama Justice Department is investigating whether tea party groups are intimidating voters. This is the same Justice Department that gave the Black Panthers a pass.

John Dingell, whose family has held that seat since 1933, thinks that the voter opposition he's facing now is worse than the opposition he faced in any other time in his life. The worst he's facing is constituents are shouting out questions and derisive comments. One actually pointed a finger at him. Perhaps that is just the problem with a congressman like that. He and his father had such security in their seats that they never had to really answer to their constituents.

Jeffrey Lord explores how much of Russ Feingold's career is dependent on spending from George Soros.

Who knew that the Clintons were simply Lookee Loo's.

Will Franklin has some amazing graphs to see how much Texas is responsible for private sector job growth.

1 comment:

Robin said...

In Stanley Kurtz's new book he quotes various socialist groups as referring to LBJ's War on Poverty as only good for "Bread for Organizers".

He also points out that it was Reagan's war on VISTA that caused many of these groups to turn to electoral politics.

When we talk of how ARRA has failed, how the projects were not shovel ready, and the weatherization efforts were expensive and poor quality-the point of ARRA always was about federal dollars to political allies.

So it doesn't matter if it's shovel ready-they still want the public money. It can be expensive to make a living if you hate capitalism.