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Morning Briefing for October 7, 2010

RedState Morning Briefing
For October 7, 2010

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1. On the Left, the View of the Tea Party Gets a Little More Nuanced

Who says the Left will never understand the Tea Party movement? Sure, they may have a long way to go, but they are making progress.Take for example, this new ‘documentary’ from… some liberal activist. You can watch the preview if you have a masochist streak, or you can just accept my word that it’s another hack job aimed at grassroots activists – one that will make a nice rental for some sad left-wing coffee parties, starting on November 3. They’ll pop this in the DVD player ($14.99 – with free shipping!) and console each other with tales of how they could never hope to compete against the power of the Right Wing Machine. Because you see, the whole movie is about how the Tea Party movement is an astroturf operation. They have fancy charts and everything, which prove that this was put together by a bunch of shady billionaires. (Remember that projection is one of the signature habits of the professional left.)Please click here for the rest of the post.

2. As the Worm Turns: Andrew Cuomo Lied to Union & Media.

Over the summer, from May until September, members of the RWDSU (an affiliate of the United Food & Commercial Workers) in Williamson, New York were out on strike for 112 days against their employer Mott’s, which is owned by Dr. Pepper Snapple.Andrew Cuomo (son of Mario) is running to fill his father’s shoes as governor in New York against Carl Paladino. In so doing, Cuomo is relying on the union vote in order to win.When Andrew Cuomo took a campaign contribution from Mott’s during the strike, his campaign said it would go to the union to aide the strikers. It was a lie.Please click here for the rest of the post.

3. Union Militants Storm New Haven City Hall

New Haven, Connecticut, like so many other cities, is contending with public union contracts in the face of declining tax revenues. As a result, as is happening throughout the country, the mayor of New Haven is trying to re-negotiate those contracts. The public employee unions don’t like that.On Tuesday, members of the AFSCME and UNITE-HERE stormed New Haven’s City Hall to protest. Please click here for the rest of the post.

4. Discovery Company Hopes to Make James Lee Happy

James Lee is the man who stormed the Discovery Channel’s offices in Maryland and threatened to kill everybody there because the channel wasn’t doing enough to help the environment. One of the crticisms was apparently that Discovery doesn’t advocate abortion enough.Well, Discovery is trying to make up for that.Their environmental website Treehugger is promoting what it calls the “coolest environmental advertising.” One of the ads chosen as “coolest” is from ACT-Responsible, which depicts a school age girl in school girl outfit hanging from a noose. Dead.They call it a “creative challenge”.Please click here for the rest of the post.

5. John Tierney’s (D, MA-06) wife to plead guilty to tax fraud.

It’s bad enough when Democratic politicians commit tax fraud on their own: now they’re having it show up among family members. What is this, contagious or something? Maybe we should make them start wearing face masks. Or biohazard suits.The executive summary of this story is that Tierney’s wife is going to plead guilty to “four counts of aiding and abetting the filing of false tax returns by her brother.” She’s apparently gone with a plea bargain – because not being able to use one’s status as the wife of a seven-term Congressman to get probation for your tax cheating requires skill – and, of course, none of this is her fault, according to her husband. I suppose that it would be a bit unfair of me to expect him to say anything else. Please click here for the rest of the post.

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