October 14, 2009

Is this even possible?

From "What's News" briefs on front page of today's Wall Street Journal --
A Russian court ruled against Stalin's grandson in a suit alleging a newspaper damaged the dictator's honor.
By what, running an accurate story about him?

October 12, 2009

Took 'em only 40 years to acknowledge this

Not something I can ever recall hearing a liberal admit -- that Nixon began withdrawing troops from Vietnam in his first year in office. The liberal in question? John Nichols, Washington editor and blogger at The Nation magazine, appearing on Ed Schultz's radio show on Oct. 9, as I describe in a blog post tonight at NewsBusters ...

October 7, 2009

Ed Schultz. Clueless. Again.

This time about Dear Leader's unease with "notion" of "victory" in Afghanistan, as I describe in a post at NewsBusters.

October 6, 2009

Doctors given white labcoats to wear for White House photo-op with Obama

An example of where real life and the world as seen by The Onion are indistinguishable. As reported in today's New York Post --
A sea of 150 white-coated doctors, all enthusiastically supportive of the president and representing all 50 states, looked as if they were at a costume party as they posed in the Rose Garden before hearing Obama's pitch for the Democratic overhaul bills moving through Congress.

The physicians, all invited guests, were told to bring their white lab coats to make sure that TV cameras captured the image.

But some docs apparently forgot, failing to meet the White House dress code by showing up in business suits or dresses.

So the White House rustled up white coats for them and handed them to the suited physicians who had taken seats in the sun-splashed lawn area.

All this to provide a visual counter to complaints from other doctors that pending legislation is bad news for the medical profession. ...

Heck, why stop there? How about asking the assembled doctors to wear stethoscopes, lest anyone confuse them with pharmacists? Better yet, have the dutiful doctors put on those shiny reflectors they use to wear.

October 2, 2009

Double whammy makes for Obama's worst day

Sure looks like it, between unemployment hitting an official 9.8 percent and Chicago coming in fourth out of four entries for the 2016 Summer Olympics. A friend of mine, blogger Brian Maloney at The Radio Equalizer, had it just right when he said we may look back on this day as the turning point of Obama's presidency.