Island Dweller brings charm, not just wit: Y’Maj, Thinks have been rather grey and wet here on Shangri-La of late. After placing some rocks beneath an A/C drain outside the house yesterday and performing some forestry functions with the Czarina, …Continue reading →
Anytime Rep. Roskam (R-IL) wants to send in a guest post, GorT will be happy to share it. Consider this clip from the representative (courtesy of NRO’s Corner) and one could think of it as a brilliant audition tape: mocking, …Continue reading →
GorT took a look at some of the speakers set for the DNC: Sandra Fluke – so a 30-something law student who believes that free birth control for all should be a major platform issue for the Presidency is speaking. …Continue reading →
As reported today via multiple news outlets: Democrats went on the offensive Thursday over the contempt proceedings against Attorney General Eric Holder, with the White House calling the campaign a “fishing expedition” and Nancy Pelosi accusing Republicans of targeting Holder …Continue reading →
Do you remember President Obama’s pledge for having a transparent government? Maybe not. Let me refresh your memory: [The Obama] Administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government. We will work together to ensure the public …Continue reading →
We have another example of the democrats spinning what the republicans propose to do as evil while having done themselves exactly what they are against. Courtesy of Katrina Trinko over at The Corner. I’m sure we’ve all heard that the …Continue reading →
If the Czar had to choose, and he is glad he does not, he would suspect the single greatest thing that annoyed GorT ever in the history of political science was Nancy Pelosis claim that she and Senator Harry Reid …Continue reading →
Dear The Czar, Very briefly, two news items to keep an eye on. Remember when we discussed the attempts to place a ban on male circumcision in San Francisco? Well, it’s made the ballot in November. It would become a …Continue reading →
Ezra Klein is a hoot to read. He is (presumably) paid to write opinion pieces that never seem to reach a solid conclusion or get much beyond mere political musings. A great example is his piece Six Things Obama Has …Continue reading →
We had a beautiful Halloween over at the Castle, much like we do every day. The kids came by in good numbers, which we’re happy to see again. We all took turns manning the door (or, in GorT’s case, monitoring). …Continue reading →
Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has gone all in on the tragically flawed Health Care Reform Effort on behalf of the Democrat caucus. Making the Sunday talk show rounds, Speaker Pelosi told moderate Democrats in competitive districts that …Continue reading →
Your Mandarin remembers an old saying that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. If that is really true than Nancy Pelosi should be smiling from ear to ear. Rather she is very vexed that the “evil and vast” right-wing …Continue reading →
Nancy Pelosi continues to misinterpret the pulse of America as a cool disco beat, when in reality it is fingers tapping in annoyance. Indeed, the thumping of drums may follow the August recess. In a story barely starting to get …Continue reading →
Hard to believe these are the same news stories. AP reports that the Congressional Budget Office Director concludes the Obamacare Bill will fail to slow the rise of health care costs. Fortunately, the story continues, bipartisan efforts and a revamping …Continue reading →
Remember that whole “I wasn’t briefed, I forget, they lied” tiff between Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and the CIA? It shouldn’t be fading away and with recent events, they likely will resurface. The 2010 Intelligence Bill was recently being marked …Continue reading →
Some House Democrats are struggling to get an ill-advised energy tax bill passed. Many Dems believe this will unrealistically hike energy taxes. Republicans think its bad business and bad for business. Evidently, they do not have the votes to get …Continue reading →
Except she seems to be hurting herself further. For those of us keeping score—which is millions of us—first she said she did not know, then she did know but didn’t understand, then she was blatantly lied to. Now she says …Continue reading →
The GOP, which reads this website quite a bit, has echoed the Czars accusations about SotH Nancy Pelosi either being ignorant, arrogant, or incompetent. Newt Gingrich as well as Steve King (R-IA) and John Boehner (R-OH) have been particularly public …Continue reading →
Nancy, first you said it never happened. Then you said you couldnt remember. Now it did happen, and you do remember, but they lied to you. If any one of those statements is true, it looks pretty bad for you. …Continue reading →
Get ready to see some good ‘ol political entertainment. The democrats, led by Pelosi, Reid and POTUS Obama have been crowing about transparency in their administration and government. We’ve discussed some of it here before. I’ll call to the forefront …Continue reading →
The Czar is not sure where to go with this. It’s a New York Times piece by Carl Hulse, purporting to describe how the GOP is a conniving little bunch trying to “drive a wedge” between Speaker Pelosi and POTUS …Continue reading →
So the democrats take control of the Congress in 2006 with the self-proclaimed goal to be the most “honest, open and ethical” Congress ever. They proceed to hold closed-door sessions on immigration reform, they have numerous ethical problems, and some …Continue reading →
So much was debated over how President Obama would govern and how he would “heal the wounds and divisions” in the country. Now we are presented with the $300+ Billion stimulus bill which is getting choked down in democrat pork …Continue reading →
When Newt Gingrich (R-GA) and the newly elected republican majority entered Congress in 1995 with the “Contract for America”, they also authored rules that provided for the minority party’s opposition to be heard and acted upon. This included the ability …Continue reading →
‘Puter gives P.E. Obama and his election staff credit. Somehow, together they convinced a majority of voting Americans that the Democrat party was committed to change. How come the first thing the Democrats have on their agenda is sending another …Continue reading →
Asks Jennifer Rubin, wondering if prominent Democrats’ indiscreet statements are less accidental than they have been taken to be. Your Volgi has no opinion. This is the ‘Puter’s turf. Especially because it involves his beloved Chuck Schumer. It does remind …Continue reading →
In a great example of how not to handle a financial crisis, Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) decided to incite more market instability. In comments to the press last evening, Sen. Reid stunningly stated We don’t have a lot of leeway …Continue reading →
“This leadership team will create the most honest, most open, and most ethical Congress in history” – Speaker-Elect Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Press Release, November 16, 2006 In the ever growing list of examples why this is far from the most …Continue reading →
This will work great! I mean, it worked so well the first time, right? Like when President Hoover raised taxes in the teeth of an economic downturn, helping the economy to tank and stay in the tank for 15 or …Continue reading →
It’s nice to see the Roman Catholic Church hierarchy finally start enforcing Church doctrine. For too many years, Church leaders have stood idly by while nominally Catholic politicians have at best passively accepted abortion (see, e.g., Mario Cuomo) and at …Continue reading →
Continuing on with the loathesome unions and their smarmy factotums in Congress, I give you unfree elections! That’s right, our Congress is giving serious consideration to amending the National Labor Relations Act to require that any vote authorizing a union …Continue reading →
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