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Obama Rolls Supporters Into Long-Term Federal Positions

 

As his term comes to a close, President Obama is continuing to promote staffers and supporters into more permanent positions at a furious clip, with the White House announcing 29 new appointments Tuesday morning. Some of these appointments are innocuous, like those of gymnast Gabrielle Douglas and basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to the President’s Council […]

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The Very Earnest Josh

 

In his long and self-regarding farewell address in the White House press room Tuesday, Presidential chief flak Josh Earnest described his boss as a “visionary.” There’s some reason to believe he is. Well struck in years as I am, I’ve seen a few visionaries in my day. Most of them had either eaten too little […]

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Lock Up the Kids and Pets

 

Take a look at this walking nightmare in Florida. Now that’s one damn big lizard. Or perhaps it’s just Refrigerator Perry in a cheap green suit. Those photographers are waaay too close to this monster, especially the ones shooting prone. They’re obviously not from around here. This is an excellent way to become gator pellets. […]

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Black Listed: Never Trump Virtue Signalers Are Upset Trump Isn’t Calling

 

So motivated by principle and fear, national security Never Trumpers signed onto a statement that included this: Most fundamentally, Mr. Trump lacks the character, values, and experience to be President. He weakens U.S. moral authority as the leader of the free world. He appears to lack basic knowledge about and belief in the U.S. Constitution, U.S. […]

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Paul Krugman and the Sunshine Patriots of the Left

 

“These are the times that try men’s souls,” wrote founding father Thomas Paine. “The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.” Imagine what Paine would have written about politicians […]

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The Headless Chickens in the Mainstream Media

 

Chickens, when beheaded, do not know that they’re dead. They run around, spurting blood and making a mess for a while in a fit of nervous expulsion. If the chicken isn’t beheaded quite right, the parts of the brain that sustain survival functions — respiration, movement, heartbeat, excretion — still exists. The chicken can live […]

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The Sad Case of John Lewis

 

For Georgia Congressman John Lewis it is, and always will be, 1965. He’s too emotionally invested in it to let it go. He’s Horatio at the Selma Bridge. Jim Crow stalks the South. Bull Connor is still police chief in Birmingham. Lester Maddox is still passing out axe handles. There’s much banging on now among […]

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The Late Great Smokin’ Joe

 

There are obviously no savvy fans of the sweet science at the Philadelphia Fox affiliate. Early Wednesday morning (obviously too early) the hosts of Good Day Philadelphia wished local hero and former heavyweight champion Joe Frazier a happy 73rd birthday. It was nice of these folks to remember Smokin’ Joe, who was a great champion and a great […]

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Makes Perfect Obama Sense

 

Obama’s yanking the welcome mat from under the feet of Cuban refugees makes perfect Obama sense. I’m surprised he didn’t think of it sooner. If by this new policy America convinces more Cubans to continue to enjoy the hospitality of Obama’s new best friend Raul and his merry men, there will be more room here […]

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Obama: Screw You Suffering Cubans

 

There is no last insult from President Obama. There are just continual insults. If he’s not congratulating himself, he’s changing U.S. policy to harm constituencies  that didn’t vote for him. Today, that meant Cuban people trying to escape their terrorized lot on Cuba and escaping to American soil. As of today, if a Cuban doctor […]

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