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[31 Aug 2008 | 126 Comments | ]

Now that Alaska is front and center in the news again, it is a good time to catch up on a favorite story, The Bridge to Nowhere, using the Washington Post US Congress Votes Database.
Though Gov. Palin originally supported the earmark spending on the Ketchikan bridge (“to nowhere), she eventually killed the project, chosing to spend Federal money on other infrasturcture programs.
However, Sen. Biden and Sen. Obama voted for funding the Bridge, even when given a second chance by Sen. Tom Coburn, who proposed shifting earmark funds to Katrina relief.
Sen. …

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[31 Aug 2008 | 3 Comments | ]

Tom Roeser, the Chairman of the Chicago Daily Observer editorial board returns to his weekly Shootout tonight at 8pm with Jeff Berkowitz (just back from Denver, and on the way to MSP) and Charlie Johnston, to discuss (what else?) politics.
You can listen on line by clicking the below link

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[31 Aug 2008 | No Comment | ]

Arrived today in MSP. I wandered around the Nicollet Mall after picking up my media credentials. I hadn’t really been in downtown Minneapolis since my first job after college. Took a few pix, then checked in and checked out the local news. The anarchists had some nice plans for us, but luckily we don’t have to duck incoming from at least this bunch. Star-Tribune:
In a statement Saturday morning, Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher said the St. Paul raid targeted the RNC Welcoming Committee, a group he described as “a criminal …

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[31 Aug 2008 | 2 Comments | ]

Perhaps the editors of the Sun Times should feel “a little silly” about inviting Ms. Lenz to pen an editorial defending a former terrorist without identifying her fully.
Ms. Lenz is associated with the Alliance for Excellent Education on whose board sits Obama education advisor Linda Darling-Hammond. And on Ms. Lenz’ board of directors at the Community Renewal Society is Warren Chapman, one of the founders of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge and a former staff member of the Joyce Foundation on whose board served Barack Obama.
While Ms. Lenz brushes over the …

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[31 Aug 2008 | No Comment | ]

Somewhere in the afterlife, Walter Annenberg must be shaking his head and wondering what in the world is going on in Chicago. First, the Sun-Times and the Tribune gave up precious inches of their dwindling news space to report that the University of Illinois at Chicago was refusing — and then later agreed — to release documents detailing Sen. Barack Obama’s role in a nonprofit education project “started” by William Ayers, a founder in the 1960s of the radical Weatherman group, which embraced violence as an anti-war tactic.
The project in …

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[31 Aug 2008 | 2 Comments | ]

In his acceptance speech last night, Obama outlined his goals, placing him squarely in the image of a generic Democrat, especially those anxious for more government safety nets. That would help him connect with his most troublesome demographic (according to Charlie Cook of the Cook Report): whites over fifty years old. Obama knows generic Democrats are outperforming him, so he has apparently decided to join them.
Obama built last night on the blocks that had been set out by the Democratic Party speakers earlier in the week: the soaring …

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[31 Aug 2008 | No Comment | ]

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TIME: 2PM
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[30 Aug 2008 | 2 Comments | ]

I now have two sources confirming that Barack Obama’s Communications Director, David Axelrod has been communicating regularly with unrepentant terrorist and former member of the Weathermen, Bill Ayers, about how to respond to stories trying to report on Obama’s longstanding relationship with Ayers. One of my sources tells me that one person, a TV pundit who wishes to not be named, is talking about this without mentioning Axelrod.

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[29 Aug 2008 | 2 Comments | ]

Today, John McCain put the former mayor of a town of 9,000 with zero foreign policy experience a heartbeat away from the presidency. – Bill Burton, Obama Spokesman
Leave it to the Democrats to continue to their assault on small town America. I’m proud to be from one of those small towns and I find Mr. Burton’s comments insulting. Sen. Obama revealed his feelings about small town America months ago when he said that voters in Pennsylvania clung to “guns and religion” out of bitterness. Seems to me …

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[29 Aug 2008 | 3 Comments | ]

Do Democratic presidential campaign committees think we are all stupid or do they suffer from some sort of group delusion?
This time around they are trying to take a man whose entire career has linked him with far-left anti-American characters, political agendas focused on redistribution of wealth, and racial spoils and pawn him off on us as a man who transcends race and partisanship.
As the façade’s cracks begin to show through — largely outside the focus of the major media — the Obama camp is behaving badly and thereby telegraphing that …