Arianna Commits a Fowler
If you travel alot, one of the most irksome moments of your trip is boarding time. Adults can’t seem to master what any group of children can do in seconds … form a single file line. Everyone presses too close, jockeying for position, hoping to nab just the right overhead luggage compartment. Eventually you get through it with minimal fuss. We are all drones buzzing | Read More »
Country Boy Can … Legislate?
Country music legend and Monday Night Football adrenaline raiser Hank Williams Jr. has announced he’s going to run for the Senate in 2012. He’ll be running in the primary against Bob Corker. Williams is fresh off the campaign trail, having been a regular warm-up act for Sarah Palin this year.And if you ain’t into that, he don’t give a damn. (H/T to Redstater TC Robinson)
Insurgents Pick On The Wrong Convoy
“It was a good day for the Marine Corps. We killed a lot of bad guys, and none of our guys were seriously injured.” The short version of this story is simple. One shot. One kill. The long version is so very worth reading. It’s the story of what happened when a group of Marines were returning from a long patrol and were attacked with | Read More »
Top Ten Unexpected Changes In An Obama Presidency: Open Thread
I stumbled across a funny video at Southern Appeal today, which I like to call the Hope and Change rap battle. (Content Warning): I just have to wonder, is this what rap battles are going to look like under the cosmic reign of "The One"? It got me thinking, what are the things that you think might be fundamentally altered by the upcoming Global Harmonic | Read More »
Star Trek: The Vexed Generation
Cross-posted from AOL’s Political Machine It is the third day after seeing the new Star Trek trailer. I still have a slight ringing in my ears and some dizziness, but I think I’m finally coming down. In light of the buzz surrounding the new Trek flick (woohoo!), which recasts our favorite old characters with new actors, Tommy Christopher and I have been doing a little | Read More »
Yes We Can!
I wrote last week about how I see the behavior of voters in light of our media saturation environment. Today I saw a video, which many of you have no doubt seen before, that really highlights some of what I was talking about. You have to slog through the first minute or two as the interviewer is determined to ask each of the 12 respondents | Read More »
Fixing The World Through Star Trek
This is a repost from AOL’s Political Machine blog. I received an unusual assignment yesterday. In honor of the uber new Star Trek trailer: Which Star Trek characters should be in the new administration? I’ll update this post later with links to part II (real politicians as characters in Star Trek). Thought you guys might get a kick out of this one. Consider this a | Read More »
Speak For Me
You know it has happened to you at least once. You hear about some complex political issue, some bill waiting to be passed, some local ballot initiative, and you can make neither heads nor tails of it. You need, or want, to hear what someone else thinks of it, in order to know what you think of it. It’s happened to all of us. We | Read More »
Chris Matthews: I Work For Obama
I found this in a hilarious post at Miss Malevolent’s blog. “I want to do everything I can to make this thing work, this new presidency work” – Chris Matthews. I’m serious. It’s what he said. Read the exchange at Miss Malevolent. Oh and, incidentally, these are her artist’s renderings of what the moment may have looked like. Looks pretty accurate to me.
Open Thread: Surviving the Democrats
The Democrats have taken power. Though you may be feeling blue or depressed, now is the time for seriousness. The video below says it all. Oh, there’s more:
Alas Alas, Our Judgement Cometh
Note: I also blog at AOL’s Political Machine, as many of you know. This morning they gave us an assignment which made me pretty grouchy. They wanted every blogger to post their predictions for the electoral college results as well as the house and senate. I suspect they, like the rest of the media, want McCain voters discouraged. They want us to believe it’s all | Read More »
Life Imitates … Life
Go ahead, drink it in. What happens in Vegas, well, sometimes doesn’t stay in Vegas. This is a genuine photo of an Obama campaign office in Las Vegas. I couldn’t have planned this shot better myself, and I’m a guy who knows his way around photoshopping for fun and vengeance. Especially funny is how tragically true it is. You can’t see in my crop, but | Read More »
Big Brother Obama
As every single person on this earth knows, this week Barack Obama presented what he referred to as his “closing argument” and which is more aptly referred to as an indoctrination infomercial. Only unlike other infomercials, this was prime time, international, and mandatory. Every channel shall display the Obama, every TV shall bow, every world series recess. Obama’s eerie half hour, part American Idol contestant | Read More »
Erick Erickson, Joe The Plumber, and You
Erick will be on the air at a new blogtalkradio show, Are You Kidding Me? between 7:10 and 7:20 tonight. Other guests include Eric Odom of Vote Fraud Squad and the Joe the Plumber. Don’t miss out!
Open Thread: Obama Video
Last week, an old interview surfaced featuring Barack Obama. I’m not referring to the redistribution video, but the race video. As Leon points out, the interview paints a picture of Obama’s real, deeply-held views. They are views which show how hollow are his attempts to differentiate himself from radicals like Wright and Ayers. I thought, though, that the youtube video exposing the interview was too | Read More »
Bachmann for Congress
Like Joe the Plumber, Americans who oppose the One are beginning to understand the level of retribution you can expect at the hands of religiously devoted followers. One red-blooded American feeling that pain right now is Republican Michele Bachmann of Minnesota’s Sixth Congressional District. Having angered the devout, her race for reelection received an injection of tithes to her opponent’s coffers, much of it courtesy | Read More »
Night On A Plane
Night on a plane. It’s an unusual state of being. Isolated in this rounded chamber, the outside world invisible, inaccessible. Isolated in your seat, a stranger among strangers. I sit behind a wall of opera music piped through my armrest; lots of old recordings that would be filled with white flecks and scratches were they film … the kind of sound that has a tinny, | Read More »
Obama Gets A ‘B’
Yesterday, the Obama campaign sent out one of those bragging emails you just know you love to receive. In it, much is made of a purportedly non-partisan veteran’s group called "Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America," or IAVA. The IAVA has released a Congressional Scorecard — a report card on how congresspersons have voted on what the group has identified as key veteran’s issues. Senators | Read More »
Who Is Anonymous?
Anonymous, you may recall, is the group who was implicated in the Sarah Palin email hack. It now appears that an elected Democrat’s son is actually the guilty party. I’m not clear on whether or not he intentionally framed Anonymous. Still, the question remains, who are they? What are they about? Tonight at Midnight Eastern, we’ll be discussing this on Unusable Signal, the liberal internet | Read More »
All Hope Abandon, Ye Who Enter Here
“The average man will bristle if you say his father was dishonest, but he will brag a little if he discovers that his great-grandfather was a pirate.” It be International Talk Like A Pirate Day, me hearties. So gather here, ye scalawags, scoundrels and scurvy dogs. Tis a day for grog and gold, women and song. Ye can reveal yer true pirate self, by using | Read More »