Entries by Dave in EH

October Surprise?

You know, comrades,” says Stalin, “that I think in regard to this: I consider it completely unimportant who in the party will vote, or how; but what is extraordinarily important is this — who will count the votes, and how.  Boris Bazhanov’s Memoirs of Stalin’s Former Secretary, published in 1992 Sadly, it would seem […]

A Potemkin Presidency

Things have apparently degenerated so far for the President that he feels the need to openly stack the deck for his “unscripted town hall meetings.” “When President Obama sits down for his MTV town hall this Thursday, the audience of young people who will ask him questions will have been gathered by a casting call.

The Evolution of Richard Blumenthal

Apparently, Richard Blumenthal’s Icarus-like plunge was a long time coming… “Former Representative Christopher Shays of Connecticut, a Republican who says he is a good friend of Richard Blumenthal’s, said in an interview Tuesday that he had watched with worry as Mr. Blumenthal gradually embellished his military record over the years. As prominent Democrats in the […]

Richard Blumenthal, the Man, the Myth.

It is always dangerous when a politician “goes off script.”  Sometimes the truth comes out, like  Barak Obama talking to Joe the Plumber about “spreading the wealth around. ”  Sometimes, things go a little aglee, leaving the candidate with egg on their face, like every other time that Joseph Biden opens his mouth.  And sometimes… […]

How Do You Say “Oops” in Spanish?

Y’know that law in Arizona that has the Mexican government all upset??? From the AP, via Yahoo: “MEXICO CITY – Amnesty International called the abuse of migrants in Mexico a major human rights crisis Wednesday, and accused some officials of turning a blind eye or even participating in the kidnapping, rape and murder of migrants. […]

VAT’s my problem?

Actually, the VAT is my problem, leastwise is some of the president’s “yes-men” get their way. “President Barack Obama suggested Wednesday that a new value-added tax on Americans is still on the table, seeming to show more openness to the idea than his aides have expressed in recent days.  Before deciding what revenue options are […]

Trouble on the Border.

Apparently, our neighbor to the South is less than happy with the Arizona state legislature… “The Mexican government criticized Wednesday a tough immigration law approved this week by Arizona legislators, saying it could result in rights violations and racial profiling and affect cross-border relations. Mexico’s Foreign Relations Department said in a statement relayed through Mexico’s […]