Sanity Returns To The Senate

    And not a moment too soon: Legislation to rein in excessive energy speculation failed a key procedural vote on Friday to move forward in the Senate, and now lawmakers will set aside the bill to consider other legislation. The House of Representatives may take up its own anti-speculation bill next week, and then lawmakers will get ready to leave for their month-long recess in August. | Read More »

    On Picking A Vice President

    Ken Khachigan puts matters into perspective. He might have added that not since 1960 has a Vice Presidential selection swung a state that otherwise would not have been swung and that there have been plenty of occasions in which Vice Presidential selections have lost their own states. The most important qualification for the Vice Presidency, of course, is the ability to step in on a | Read More »

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    Why, the Left is STILL Incensed about FISA.

    Although I’d like to note that NPR gets it wrong in the title (H/T: Protein Wisdom): Angry Bloggers On Left And Right Unite Over FISA by Martin Kaste Bloggers across the political spectrum have been raising money in recent weeks in an effort to punish certain members of Congress for supporting a government surveillance bill backed by the White House. Earlier this month, Congress passed | Read More »

    Reverse Racism???

    *I recently saw a poll that stated that 98% of Blacks support Obama, and only 2% of Blacks support McCain. Suppose that 98% of Whites supported McCain and 2% supported Obama. I’m sure that the bias media would be calling every White person a Racist. Who’s being the racist in this situation?

    Obamalamadingdong 1 me 0

    I titled this post with humor in an attempt to soothe my wounded feelings. Today, while driving around the Nashville area, a predominantly conservative part of the country, I counted no less than 17 pro-Obama stickers. I attribute this to the free “get your FREE bumper stickers supporting Barack Obama” that Facebook has been shoving in my face thanks to moveon.org. What I want to | Read More »

    545 People

    *545 People * By Charlie Reese Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them. Have you ever wondered why, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, we have deficits? Have you ever wondered why, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, we have inflation and high taxes? You and I don’t | Read More »

    Democrats Revive the K Street Project

    One of the Democrats’ signature promises when they campaigned for control of Congress in 2006 was to end the ‘K Street Project.’ That was the term for the pressure put on lobbyists after the 1994 elections to hire more Republicans. As Kimberly Strassel points out, the K Street Project is back, and it’s gone from red to blue: Democrats have of course had to be | Read More »

    Obama in Afghanistan

    Subject: From a Marine who saw Obama in Afghanistan E-mail from Marine in Afghanistan: Hello everyone, As you know I am not a very political person. I just wanted to pass along that Senator Obama came to Bagram Afghanistan for about an hour on his visit to ‘The War Zone’. I wanted to share with you what happened. He got off the plane and got | Read More »

    Obama in Berlin

    Am I the only one flashing back to old black and white newsreels of thousands marching and saluting in Berlin? If this had taken place at night we might have seen the ghosts of torchlights. How quickly we forget. I just hope the Israelis have not forgotten “Never Again”.

    AK-AL: ATR: Don Young like a “rat head in a Coke bottle”

    A bad day for Don Young is a good day for America. Thank you to Grover Norquist for helping to deliver a bad day to Young by declaring him a Tax Pledge Violator Don Young (R-Alaska) violated the solemn oath he took to his constituents by voting for H.R. 2642, the Blue Dog Tax Hike. [...] “Republicans that vote for tax increases are like rat | Read More »

    Breaking news! New Obama campaign theme song released

    Here is the new Obama campaign theme song: Just thought I’d have a little fun on a Friday afternoon

    A good Read

    If you’ve ever wanted to know what a veteran’s opinion of Iraq and Afghanistan is, go over and read A Veteran’s Opinion. “As a veteran of both the war in Iraq and the war in Afghanistan, I am constantly asked if we (The United States of America) are doing the “right thing over there.” I am here to assure you that, with out a doubt, | Read More »

    Is Don Young’s Campaign Nearly Bankrupt?

    I posted earlier that Don Young’s campaign made a huge mistake in airing an ad crediting Young with winning a taxpayer’s award he did not win. In fact, Taxpayers for Common Sense had given Young it’s Golden Fleece Award for ripping off taxpayers, not a “Hero the Taxpayers” award. Here is where Young gets into trouble. He is struggle for money right now. Sean Parnell, | Read More »

    Reporter: “I Worked Out With Obama!”

    If you thought the Obama worship couldn’t get much worse, you were wrong. A reporter in Germany writes of her surprise workout parter at the Ritz Carlton in Berlin. It’s 16:02pm and I’ve been training in the gym of the Ritz Carlton hotel in Berlin. A man in a suit approaches me and says: “Barack Obama is about to come and train …“ Shortly after | Read More »

    The Bible Foretold Of A St. Barack

    This “Bible” passage is just LOL funny. An instant classic in satire. It tops the New Yorker cover for sure. At least someone in Britain has the guts to label Obambi as a dangerous false prophet. Here in the states, we can’t even get him off our television screens. 24-hours-a-day of messiah worship is subliminal torture that no sane person can handle. Obama is not | Read More »

    Another Sign Don Young Has Been In Washington Too Long

    Perhaps the only American politician with an ego bigger than Barack Obama’s, Representative Don Young is running an ad in Alaska that is simply not true. In the advertisement, Young claims he received the “hero of the taxpayer award by Taxpayers for Common Sense.” There’s just one problem. Taxpayers for Common Sense did not award Don Young the award. Grover Norquist’s Americans for Tax Reform | Read More »

    Joe Klein says McCain is “surrounded with Jews”

    Joe Klein, TIME glossy infotainment magazine columnist, is so enthralled with Barack Obama that it has driven him to anti-Semitic accusation.. In his counterfactual column of yesterday, McCain’s Foreign Policy Frustration, Klein announces: The strategic question here is whether to go for regime change [in Iran] or diplomatic engagement. McCain hasn’t said he was for regime change, but he has rattled sabers noisily, joked about | Read More »

    Barack Obama Is Out of Focus

    Earlier, this week, Barack Obama cancelled plans to visit wounded soldiers who were stationed in Germany, opting instead to “tour around a little bit.” As if it wasn’t enough that he was spending time campaigning in Europe, a continent that does not encompass the United States, he also managed to shun the people who have and still do fight for his right to freely campaign | Read More »

    John Edwards has a child with his mistress*

    On February 21, 2008, the New York Times ran a 3,000 word article with no sources on the record and a lot of innuendo about John McCain having an affair with a lobbyist. The first paragraph was one sentence. Here is the second paragraph: A female lobbyist had been turning up with him at fund-raisers, visiting his offices and accompanying him on a client’s corporate | Read More »

    The Silence of the Lambs

    Someone has to say it. Unless a fraud of the magnitude we’ve learned to expect from the New York Times or CBS News has been perpetrated on the public, John Edwards was caught visiting his mistress (lover, paramour, concubine, courtesan, kept woman, lady friend, squeeze, strange, etc.) in Beverly Hills hotel. A mistress who may or may not have given birth to his child, but | Read More »

    STOP

    Maybe it’s time for us to promulgate a new acronym: S.T.O.P. The meaning? StopThe Obama Pandering! Video link

    It’s time for Edwards to confess his sins

    I’ll go right to the point of this blog entry: it seems that the rumors of Edwards going out on a certain misadventure may turn out to be correct after all. Read this link: Here is the excrept from the link…. Enquirer Editor-in-Chief David Perel told FOXNews.com his reporters caught Edwards visiting Hunter and her baby at the hotel earlier Monday evening. Perel said Hunter | Read More »

    An outrageous violation of Senator Obama’s religious privacy.

    Somebody actually went and dug out Obama’s written prayer note that he inserted (as per the custom) in the Wailing Wall… then had it published in a local Israeli newspaper. As per a AP report of a while back, notes placed there are not to be read by human eyes! They are prayers holding the name of God, and as per longstanding Jewish religious custom | Read More »

    Obama’s Berlin Campaign Rally Too Presumptuous

    In the wake of Obama’s Berlin speech, the media debates whether Obama is too presumptuous. ABC World News reported: “To his admirers, it was a soaring speech, with a new vision. To his detractors, it was presumptuous that a candidate for president would deliver a speech as if he were president.” Michael Finnegan reports “the staging of the Berlin event has led critics to accuse | 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 »

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    Wincing While Winning

    Serious Mayhem It makes no sense to me. I wasn’t raised to think like the blame-America-first crowd. It’s not an entirely comparable situation, but when Clinton decided to send troops into former Yugoslavia in the 1990′s I supported the idea. I didn’t entirely like the fact that we were sending American boys into a brutal civil war, but I could understand what tore at the | Read More »

    Enough with the ‘I miss the old RedState’ thing, ladies

    Listen, I’m frustrated as well. The transition to RedState 3.0 has been bumpy. Glitches abound, and my particular axe to grind is the Recommended Diaries List (although one can hardly fault NightTwister if he does not share this concern with me – sinve he’s had the top diary for many days now). But my goodness, people! This is RedState, and we are conservatives (mostly). Why | Read More »

    Enough with the ‘I miss the old RedState’ thing, ladies

    Since this double-posted (true to form) I’m stripping the content in this one.[put empty stuff here]

    “The Minimum Wage is Always Zero”

    Another excellent post by Blackadder.

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    ME SEN: Tom Allen’s Bath Iron Works debacle

    Maine Democratic Senate candidate and 1st CD Congressman Tom Allen continues to exhibit his dire lack of leadership. Bath Iron Works is one of the biggest employers in Allen’s district, and is poised to lose a massive amount of work now that the Navy has acquiesced to the House’s version of a Defense Appropriations bill, and has scrapped the DDG-1000 program. BIW was the lead | Read More »

    Chuck Hagel On Iraq: Forget 2007 and 2008, That’s Ancient History Now

    Chuck Hagel, fresh from his trip to Iraq to provide a patina of bipartisanship to Barack Obama, tips the hand of the Obama camp’s inability to explain away Obama’s terrible misjudgment in opposing the “surge”: “Quit talking about, ‘Did the surge work or not work,’ or, ‘Did you vote for this or support this,’” Hagel said Thursday on a conference call with reporters. “Get out | Read More »

    Oh, *Harry*. Shouting at reporters?

    (H/T: Hot Air) He apparently isn’t very happy at the way that the Senate GOP is staying on-point over energy policy (as noted here) Reid Flares Over Media Coverage of Energy Proposals WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s advice to reporters who don’t get his energy agenda: Check your hearing. {snip} Reporters tried to pin Reid down Thursday on the amendment issue. In the | Read More »

    Oh, *Harry*. Shouting at reporters?

    (H/T: Hot Air) He apparently isn’t very happy at the way that the Senate GOP is staying on-point over energy policy (as noted here) Reid Flares Over Media Coverage of Energy Proposals WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s advice to reporters who don’t get his energy agenda: Check your hearing. {snip} Reporters tried to pin Reid down Thursday on the amendment issue. In the | Read More »

    Hagel is done talking about the surge

    Chuck Hagel says it is time to change the subject and stop talking about the surge. Here is his statement: “Quit talking about, ‘Did the surge work or not work,’ or, ‘Did you vote for this or support this,’” Hagel said Thursday on a conference call with reporters.”Get out of that. We’re done with that. How are we going to project forward?” the Nebraska senator | Read More »

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    Oh, *Harry*. Shouting at reporters?

    (H/T: Hot Air) He apparently isn’t very happy at the way that the Senate GOP is staying on-point over energy policy (as noted here) Reid Flares Over Media Coverage of Energy Proposals WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s advice to reporters who don’t get his energy agenda: Check your hearing. {snip} Reporters tried to pin Reid down Thursday on the amendment issue. In the | Read More »

    Oh, *Harry*. Shouting at reporters?

    (H/T: Hot Air) He apparently isn’t very happy at the way that the Senate GOP is staying on-point over energy policy (as noted here) Reid Flares Over Media Coverage of Energy Proposals WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s advice to reporters who don’t get his energy agenda: Check your hearing. {snip} Reporters tried to pin Reid down Thursday on the amendment issue. In the | Read More »

    Oh, *Harry*. Shouting at reporters?

    (H/T: Hot Air) He apparently isn’t very happy at the way that the Senate GOP is staying on-point over energy policy (as noted here) Reid Flares Over Media Coverage of Energy Proposals WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s advice to reporters who don’t get his energy agenda: Check your hearing. {snip} Reporters tried to pin Reid down Thursday on the amendment issue. In the | Read More »

    Wincing While Winning

    http://www.seriousmayhem.com It makes no sense to me. I wasn’t raised to think like the blame-America-first crowd. It’s not an entirely comparable situation, but when Clinton decided to send troops into former Yugoslavia in the 1990’s I supported the idea. I didn’t entirely like the fact that we were sending American boys into a brutal civil war, but I could understand what tore at the president’s | Read More »

    Hi, Nancy! Do you *really* want to play chicken over energy policy?

    Remember that the more annoyingly obstructionist and anti-regulatory the GOP is in the House, the more we the GOP base love them for it (something that the Senate GOP’s already noted). Which makes this short video about your disinclination to settle drilling before the August break (courtesy of the NRCC, and said group seems to have gotten the hint on this topic, at least), kind | Read More »

    McCain as Luke Skywalker, again? Out of the media’s Death Star

    I’ve come to the recent realization that John McCain’s campaign is just like Luke Skywalker getting out of the Death Star – the media is firing at them from every direction, they’re coming in from everywhere. It confirms my worst suspicions about the collective intellect of those who cover politics for the major news outlets. I’ve never seen such a band a happy dupes, at | Read More »

    The Gospel of Obamessiah According to Gerard Baker

    Go here. And it came to pass, in the eighth year of the reign of the evil Bush the Younger (The Ignorant), when the whole land from the Arabian desert to the shores of the Great Lakes had been laid barren, that a Child appeared in the wilderness.The Child was blessed in looks and intellect. Scion of a simple family, offspring of a miraculous union, | Read More »

    If you thought that Mary Jo Kilroy’s use of a body double…

    …that Erick mentioned yesterday deserves something a little bit more tangible than your (justified) scorn, might I suggest checking out her opponent (and veteran) Steve Stivers? This is Deborah Pryce’s seat, and the Democrats want it. I submit that we want to discourage such presumption. Stivers’ donation page may be found here. Every little bit helps.

    The beginning of the end of the end for Gordon Brown

    Last night the Scottish National Party won a by-election (like our special elections) in Glasgow East. A friend who is a Tory operative sent me a facebook message in shock last night: the SNP are about to win a ‘special election’ in labour’s 4th safest seat in parliament! like the GOP gaining pelosi’s seat in San Francisco! The hating all-things-leftist Telegraph put it this way: | Read More »

    The Power Of Christ Compels You…

    Sorry – a la “The Exorcist” – that’s all that ran through my head as I listened to the Obamessiah give his sermon at a place that once enjoyed a similar spectacle when Hitler addressed his OWN zealots…and we all know how well THAT worked out, don’t we? I’m likely “dirtied” by the speech because I first heard it as Limbaugh threw down his commentary | Read More »

    PA-11: Seeing the future in Lou Barletta

    Earlier this week, I sat down with Lou Barletta, the mayor of Hazelton, PA — just named PA’s Mayor of the Year — and the GOP nominee for Congress in PA-11 against Paul Kanjorski, an old-school, corrupt, machine Democrat. I know a little bit about the region, as my mom spends a bunch of time with her cousin who lives just outside of the district. | Read More »

    Bob Hunter for North Carolina Court of Appeals

    Recently, Richard Bernier sat down with Bob Hunter, a candidate for the North Carolina Court of Appeals. This video is half an hour long, and will air on URTV on Charter Cable in Buncombe, Madison, and portions of Haywood County in North Carolina. Candidate Web Site In North Carolina, judges have been changed over to nonpartisan races because Republicans were winning all the races, and | Read More »

    Hello [Goodbye]

    {When we ban someone, that’s usually what’s called a hint. But, hey, here’s a McCain radio ad to improve things. – Moe Lane}

    Well, Landstuhl *was* asking Obama to leave his media entourage behind.

    Via Patterico and [Protein Wisdom] (http://proteinwisdom.com/?p=12998) we see a bit more on Senator Obama’s sense of priorities. From NBC’s Jim Miklaszewski and Courtney Kube A U.S. military official tells NBC News they were making preparations for Sen. Barack Obama to visit wounded troops at the Landstuhl Medical Center at Ramstein, Germany on Friday, but “for some reason the visit was called off.” One military official | Read More »

    Obama Hits a Wall! Will Media Highlight MAJOR Obama Gaffe in Berlin Speech?

    Obama’s speech today in Berlin, hailed as a “major” address, has at least one major, glaring error that shows that nether Obama nor his handlers and speech writers were thoroughly familiar with the facts. Obama’s main theme was about the “walls” that separate all of us one from another. He claims that many of these “walls” have been taken down and hails that as progress. | Read More »

    Why You’re Wrong About the Right

    We’ve all heard them… Republicans are racist or their bigots or perhaps that conservatives are a bunch of rednecks, maybe even a bit like Cletus the Slack Jawed Yokel from the Simpson’s in that episode where Bart and Lisa get to look into the future and there he is the Vice President. The stereotypes and the images are all out there and there are touted | Read More »