Old Dominion Polling Update: Virginia’s Swing State Status
The latest Survey USA poll of Virginia is getting a bit of attention today, as it shows Barack Obama to still be statistically tied with John McCain in the state – McCain 48, Obama 47, as befits a swing state. The full poll is here. And here’s a little analysis of the situation.
Support Crowe’s Embedded Blogging
Just a reminder for you: if you haven’t been following Crowe’s excellent series blogging from the USS Kearsarge as part of Operation Continuing Promise, you should be. And what’s more, you should give to help cover his expenses on this trip – they’re relatively modest, but for someone taking this much time to be out in the field, they’re significant. You can give here:
Cars Create Money?
Oh noes, car ads supply lotsa cash that we will miss when we all just walk and bike everywhere! Gubmint must act! Also, from the same source: have you eaten your kangaroo today? It’s to save the planet!
Jen Rubin on the MSM’s Latest Failure
Jen Rubin’s take on John Edwards and the MSM is well worth reading: The Edwards mess is the most recent and visible, but hardly unique, example of the mainstream media’s hear no evil/see no evil approach to newsgathering. How many other stories has the MSM missed, denied or avoided? From Rathergate to Reverend Wright to the success of the surge, the pattern is the same: | Read More »
They Came to Make a Ruckus
Ben Domenech is currently at the Capitol and will be filing live reports from the Republican energy “Speak-in.” Keep checking below the fold for updates. So here they come, those stubborn House Republicans, the persistent vagabonds of Washington D.C., haunting the footsteps of absentee Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The cameras are off – the microphones are off – and the long line of Capitol Hill tourists | Read More »
A New RedState Embed: A Real Mission of Hope
Note: One of our longest-tenured users, Crowe, is taking the opportunity to embed with a Navy mission providing relief to Central and South America. He’ll be blogging his time aboard the USS Kearsarge here at RS. The costs of this embed are low – the cost of plane tickets and food add up to around $900 – so any support you can give him would | Read More »
Today is a Good Day to be a Conservative
Driving by a wide cornfield today, listening to Rush Limbaugh’s twentieth anniversary show – hearing the good news about the lowered casualties in Iraq – watching the American left fall over themselves to nominate a cult-of-personality candidate with no answers to offer on war, energy, or the economy, who promptly betrays their trust on every issue that matters – and now the candidate who might | Read More »
I am the One I have been Waiting For
Nobody is more dangerous than he who imagines himself pure in heart; for his purity, by definition, is unassailable. James Baldwin President-elect Barack Obama’s busy schedule yesterday of epic-length non-hybrid motorcades (11:00 a.m.: En route TBA. 12:05 p.m.: En route TBA. 1:45 p.m.: En route TBA. 2:55 p.m.: En route TBA. 5:20 p.m.: En route TBA.) was interrupted by what we may, as Jules once | Read More »
Batman and Bush
BlogPI has an excellent post this AM about the similarities in tone between President Bush and Batman, following on Andrew Klavan’s oped in this morning’s Wall Street Journal. To be honest, I think the similarities here are a bit exaggerated: while Batman is clearly a right-leaning superhero, he’s probably closer to being Rudy Giuliani than George W. Bush. Yes, there’s the whole inherited wealth thing | Read More »
The New York Times 2Q Profit: 82 Percent Drop
Wow. Now that’s some serious collapsing. But it’s hardly newsworthy…except for this excellent quote from a NYT executive. Chief Executive Janet Robinson says business was hurt by the “U.S. economic slowdown and **secular forces** playing out across the media industry.” Emphasis added. Hee hee.
Re: My Committee
During my lengthy tenure on the Senate Banking Committee, I’ve continually led the way in sponsoring legislation that will not just eliminate fees for use of gas station ATMs, reduce fines for people who bounce checks, but actually require banks to give you money for doing nothing, utilizing the so-called “Monopoly Community Chest Card” calculation.
It’s Not Going to be Jindal
Despite Rick Moran’s hopes, and those of others here at RS, Gov. Bobby Jindal reiterated that he will not be John McCain’s Veep choice. “Let me be clear: I have said in every private and public conversation, I’ve got the job that I want. And I’ll say again on air: I’m not going to be the vice presidential nominee or vice president. I’m going to | Read More »
Obama’s Inability to Sweat
The AP reports that despite Obama’s frequent trips to the gym, he rarely if ever shows the signs of visible sweat. Of course Obama doesn’t sweat. He doesn’t NEED to sweat. It’s the same reason we’ll never find his original birth certificate – with his original first name, Locutus.
Michael Turk on Broadband and the GOP’s Future on the Internet
Allow me a moment to urge you all to read Michael Turk’s diary today on GOP Online Politics and Internet Regulation. Turk knows of what he speaks on this front, and I agree with 90% of his argument on the falseness of an access gap. I would add that there is one significant demographic factor that I do believe hampers Republican efforts online – not | Read More »
Let Our Congress Tweet
Well, that didn’t take long. The Sunlight Foundation has launched Let Our Congress Tweet, and posted a fairly good statement on the matter. Good for them. Go sign up to follow their feed.