EDITOR OF REDSTATE
Morning Briefing for May 6, 2010
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Good morning from Macon.
I’ve got a problem this morning and I need your help.
I’ll be speaking at the Post Party Summit in Charlotte, NC tomorrow. But we’ve had trouble making in roads with local media and talk radio in the North Carolina area. Every other Post Party Summit has had hundreds of attendees. The Charlotte event is going to be lucky to break 100 people.
If you have any contacts in North Carolina, please help get the word out. Honestly, over the past five years I’ve sat through dozens and dozens of activist training programs. I have never, ever been to one as useful, practical, and informative as these Post Party Summits.
Any help getting the word out would be appreciated. East Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina — you name it, all are welcome and I promise it is sooooo worth it. I really is time to get out of the protests and into the process. We’ll teach you how.
Now, here are the headlines and I hope to see some of you in Charlotte tomorrow night and Saturday.
here was the delayed response. There was the worrying about the image. There was the lack of resources. No, I’m not talking about Hurricane Katrina, but the Obama Administration’s handling of the British Petroleum oil spill.
But it gets better. It is not only like Bush’s Katrina, but like Halliburton too.
It would be really funny if it were not true.
Remember the advertisement from the Republican Governors Association themed “Remember November”? The left went nuts because the ad was so effective.
The RGA followed it up with a new ad ridiculing the over the top rhetoric and distortions from the media.
Well, the Democratic Governors Association has decided to wade into the fray. The DGA is calling the ad a glorification of “political terrorism.”
Straight from the Gaian People’s Republic of Boulder comes this fresh idea for stopping the flow of oil from the BP blowout in the Gulf of Mexico: meditation!
The night the NYC car bomb attempt went down, I was so grateful that, once again, the diligence of the public and the swift action of the NYC Police thwarted yet another potential attack. Shortly thereafter, while still incredibly grateful obviously, I became angry. I’ve had it. Firstly, because the current strategy of homeland security seems to be “Hey, guys, we’ve totally unclenched our fists. We can haz cookie now?” Secondly, because the left and their media lackeys are not only dangerously naive, but also purposefully misleading.
I’ve been ill but please bear with me. Today brought some huge news for anyone who conducts business or pleasure on the Internet: The FCC has announced its plans to deem and pass Net Neutrality. Specifically, The FCC will defy a court order to stop regulating the Internet by nonsensically deeming the Internet not to be an information service, and regulate it under Title II of the Communications Act.
That sounds mild but it has disastrous consequences.
Jon Meacham, the overly pretentious editor of Newsweek, has finally succeeded. He has driven Newsweek into the ground.
Meacham and the rest of the Newsweek gang decided to turn Newsweek into leftwing political pornography in order to get access to Barack Obama. Increasingly, their audience has shrunk to a few blocks on the Upper West Side, various newsrooms, Democrat offices in Washington, and some college libraries.
The rest of the world jumped to Time, which still at least pretends to be unbiased, or got off the weekly circuit altogether.
Only recently Newsweek suffered the indignity of having to move office space.
Apparently, literary intimate acts with the Obama White House while also attacking Sarah Palin just cannot sustain traffic in the already over saturated marketplace of leftwing propaganda and Meacham has never been willing to go as far as Larry Flynt except when it comes to bashing Christians.
Well done, Jon.
Could be, could be.
We’ve had a remarkable run in US notes and bonds over the past several weeks. The economically-sensitive 10-year note briefly yielded more than 4% in mid April. After an astounding rally yesterday, buying in the 10-year continues this morning, and its yield is down to 3.57 as I write.
I’m at a loss to convey the magnitude of this move in such a short time. Unless you’re a capital-markets obsessive like me, it’s hard to sense how big this is. Coming at a time when the euro is widely expected to drop sharply in value and Asian markets appear to be very overextended, the rally in Treasury debt has to be interpreted as a broad turn away from risk.