Continuing a long track record of covering the President’s non-response to natural disasters.
Some would love to blame President Barack Obama for the BP oil spill, but realistically there was absolutely nothing he could have done to prevent it. Every time I hear people criticize Obama for a perceived “lack of “anger,” I can’t help but laugh at their lack of understanding: Putting on a show isn’t going to [...]
President Obama would have us believe that his administration has been in charge from Day 1, addressing the catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. He said at his first solo White House press conference in nearly a year that:
I take responsibility. It is my job to make sure that everything is done to shut [...]
Calvin Freiburger had a great post the other day about Rand Paul’s Civil Rights Act troubles.
Calvin nailed it:
More importantly, the affair crystallizes a key difference between conservatism and libertarianism. Both ostensibly stem from the same presuppositions—individuals have certain inalienable rights and government must be strictly limited so it’s power and scope extend no further than protecting those [...]
NOTE: This is a slightly modified version of a post I put up at BigJournalism. One of the professional Media Matters character assassins, Simon Maloy, whose job consists of smearing whomever the group’s masters at Democracy Alliance require, labeled me an “all-around clown” for defending Beck’s statement. I replied on Twitter in an NSFW manner (writers who [...]
Watching Big Oil Burn
In the spirit of ”keep[ing] the boot on the neck of British Petroleum (BP),” per Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, CBS News and Politico are reporting the new witch hunt of BP and its cohorts, Transocean and Halliburton.
The American public is about to witness a very public flogging, something reminiscent of a 17th century stoning of evil-doers by the mob before being dragged to a pyre [...]