From the American Carol Premiere

    Veterans for Freedom members were invited to the premiere, so my wife and I headed down to Minneapolis to see it. Let me keep it simple – if you like parody movies and/or love America, you will love this movie.I found myself with tears in my eyes repeatedly. Half of the time it was because I was laughing that hard. The other half it was | Read More »

    The McCain Acceptance Speech I’d Love to Hear

    Good evening, my fellow Americans, I am deeply honored to accept your nomination as the Republican Party candidate for the President of the United States. Let’s stop a minute and think about what that means…President of the United States.When the speeches are over, the Oath of Office is sworn and the reporters go home, this is the loneliest job in the world. You lead the | Read More »

    On Second Thought, I’m Glad She Doesn’t Have “Experience”

    America’s media powers, in conjunction with the DNC and Camp Obama, are making a concerted effort to discredit Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin based on experience. They are already claiming that Senator McCain neutralized his greatest advantage – experience – over Barack Obama by picking Governor Palin as running mate. Their sails are filled with big gusts of hot “lack of experience” air. What these banners | Read More »

    On Second Thought, I’m Glad She Doesn’t Have “Experience”

    America’s media powers, in conjunction with the DNC and Camp Obama, are making a concerted effort to discredit Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin based on experience. They are already claiming that Senator McCain neutralized his greatest advantage – experience – over Barack Obama by picking Governor Palin as running mate. Their sails are filled with big gusts of hot “lack of experience” air. What these banners | Read More »

    Gender? You Miss the Point

    “Ford could have won—and McCain just might—if only…” Last week, as we mulled over the pros and cons of various vice presidential choices, was that not our attitude? We accepted the conventional wisdom of an environment shaped by an unpopular incumbent party and an unpopular war. We weighed the probability of regional and demographic strategies as we discussed Pawlenty and Romney, Lieberman and Hutchison. And | Read More »

    My very quick take on “An American Carol.” (UPDATED)

    Good film, but it needed more zombies. (UPDATE: Ed Morrissey has a somewhat more insightful review, as usual. I tend to be forgiving of movies that give me zombies to be shotgunned.)Yeah, we forgot to mention that we were here at the RNC, huh? Me, Erick, Ben, Adam C, absentee nee The Right-Wing Nut Job, Dan Spencer, Soren, Mark I, Jeff’s popping in tomorrow, and | Read More »

    BREAKING: Apology on ABC from Dem making Gustav-GOP joke before absentee’s Redstate story made MSM

    Originally published By Mike DeVine, as Legal Editor for The Minority Report and The HinzSight ReportEx-Dem Chair Apologizes for Hurricane Remark August 31, 2008 5:55 PMABC News’ Teddy Davis Reports: Former DNC Chairman Don Fowler apologized on Sunday for joking in a private conversation that the timing of Hurricane Gustav demonstrates that God is on the side of the Democrats. “If this offended anybody, I | Read More »

    Palin-RedState Hypocrisy

    First let me say I think Governor Palin’s selection by John McCain is brilliant and masterful. I join thousands of other three-legged stool conservatives in being re-energized when I thought my presidential election energy was entirely spent. Based on McCain’s VP choice alone, I’ve donated to a presidential campaign for only the second time in my life.The energetic and postive response to Palin from conservatives | Read More »

    The Palin Scandal is Even Worse Than the Kossites Think

    In this despicable post, the anonymous Kos diarist ArcXIX asserts that Sarah Palin’s son Trig is actually Palin’s grandson, the bastard child of Palin’s eldest daughter, Bristol. If true, it would appear to mean that Palin’s doctor, Cathy Baldwin Johnson, or other medical officials at the hospital lied about the birth on official records. The story could easily be verified, one supposes, by calling the | Read More »

    Gustav and the Convention

    I’ve stayed away from RedState for some time now for a number of reasons. But today’s announcement about the convention suspension and AE’s suggestion that we need to lend a hand to Louisiana caught my attention. Two weeks ago Tropical Storm Fay parked itself over the Northeast coast of Florida and delivered several feet of water on the residents of several counties, flooding homes and | Read More »

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    Non-Partisan convention works to McCain’s McCain-ness

    It will irk some of the more partisan amongst us, but a Republican National Convention without as much of the partisanship and more of the rolling-up-sleeves and helping out with Gustav works exactly for McCain’s political persona. I know Donnie Fowler feels that God sent the storm because he loves the Dems, but Fowler was probably drunk when he uttered those words. In reality, this | Read More »

    Sarah Palin as TV Sportscaster

    If you think she’s hot now, check this out:http://community.adn.com/adn/node/130126

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    ME SEN: Tom Allen’s veterans problem

    Maine Congressman and Senate challenger Tom Allen has benefited from a close relationship with far-left anti-war groups under the umbrella of MoveOn.org. One of MoveOn’s affiliate groups, VoteVets, is now running attack ads against Senator Susan Collins, in an attempt to cast doubt on Collins’ record on military and veterans’ issues. Allen may be wise to try to take advantage of an anti-Republican sentiment in | Read More »

    Romney!

    McCain should let Palin disqualify herself and bring Romney on board! Its not too late and even if it looked like he was covering ablunder it woyuld still look like the smarter move. Romney is Formiddable and qualified. John…THINK!

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    RedState Intruder Caught On Tape

    A little known widget we can use here on RedState caught this unsuspecting perpatrator unwares as he posted his first post, and it was a poorly veiled attempt to swipe at Sarah Palin.Our new technology was able to tap his webcam and capture his expression as he hit the Save button on his very first diary.It will take a moment to load, it must be | Read More »

    Question: What Would The Media Have Said If Obama Had Picked Tim Kaine?

    The hysterics on the left over Palin’s relatively light resume by liberal media pundits, as well as, unfortunately, Charles Krauthammer and Mort Kondracke, has been intense. Saying it’s hypocritical to attack someone with a short but accomplished resume (Palin) when shilling for someone who’s resume is both short and unaccomplished (Obama) is to state the obvious, but I can’t help but wonder:WHERE WERE THESE PEOPLE | Read More »

    How Palin Activates the Evangelical Vote

    Sarah Palin is proving so popular with the Republican base, it’s hard to imagine that John McCain realized just how great an asset he was bringing on board. Right now at least — before any gaffes or problems that may develop — Palin seems to be the more popular with Republican true believers than anyone since Ronald Magnus (Reagan, to the rest of you). The | Read More »

    Joined REDSTATE today

    What a great day to join REDSTATE. The clouds have parted from the horizon and a fresh wind has arrived from Alaska. What a perfect day!The more the pundits attack Gov. Palin the more votes shes going to bring in. As Governor of Alaska she has done far more good in two years than Bill Clinton ever did in the State of Arkansas. I’m not | Read More »

    It’s Time To Remind The Electorate Of One Little Fact

    It’s time to remind the electorate of one little fact, and that fact is that the extreme factions in the Middleast have a huge interest in an Obama win.They will no doubt feel emboldened and there is sure to be a surge if Obama wins, however it won’t be a US Military surge, it’ll be a Jihad surge of the utmost importance.Remember this little ditty, | Read More »

    BREAKING: GOP Suspends Convention Activities

    GOP Officials just held a press conference here in St. Paul, Minnesota, to announce changes to the convention schedule in advance of Hurricane Gustav making landfall somewhere along the Gulf Coast. Sen. McCain has directed that all convention activities outside of necessary business be suspended until further notice.RNC Chairman Mike Duncan said that the convention must meet tomorrow to constitute itself. But he said that | Read More »

    Helping with Hurricane Gustav

    I know a lot of people in our community are disappointed by the disruption of events in Minneapolis-St. Paul this week but it is time for us all to focus on the potential disaster brewing in the Gulf of Mexico. History does not need to repeat itself and Louisiana is blessed to find itself in the competent hands of Governor Jindal in this crisis, who | Read More »

    On Matters of Life, Punishment and Virtues

    In bringing up John McCain’s VP pick, Sarah Palin… a cohort posited the following declaration in response to Palin being both Pro-Life and Pro-Death Penalty:”No one can call themselves “pro-life” and support the death penalty.”I address that statement as follows:That is an intellectually unsupportable position. I understand you have picked a side to the discussion. I grant that and will not address it beyond that | Read More »

    On Matters of Life, Punishment and Virtues

    In bringing up John McCain’s VP pick, Sarah Palin… a cohort posited the following declaration in response to Palin being both Pro-Life and Pro-Death Penalty:”No one can call themselves “pro-life” and support the death penalty.”I address that statement as follows:That is an intellectually unsupportable position. I understand you have picked a side to the discussion. I grant that and will not address it beyond that | Read More »

    McCain on Fox News Sunday

    Sen McCain’s comments on today’s Fox News SundayI think he hit it right straight in the hearts and soul of the American People Minimum wage – democrats promoted this bill because they have special interest attached to it that benefits their political agenda.Offshore drilling = Dems will only vote on this with conditions ABCDs Gov Palin on National security issues – she doesn’t just have | Read More »

    Joe Biden: Scourge of Man

    Here’s an installment of Chapin’s INFERNOwherein I outline Joe Biden and his links to pernicious feminism…he is The Scourge of Man. His iron clad connection with totalitarian harridans is yet another, in a multitude, of reasons why voters should reject the Democratic Party this November.

    McCain on Fox News Sunday

    Sen McCain’s comments on today’s Fox News SundayI think he hit it right straight in the hearts and soul of the American People Minimum wage – democrats promoted this bill because they have special interest attached to it that benefits their political agenda.Offshore drilling = Dems will only vote on this with conditions ABCDs Gov Palin on National security issues – she doesn’t just have | Read More »

    Boilerplate Attacks on Sarah Palin – And How To Respond To Them

    The long knives are out for Sarah Palin, but upon closer examination the knife has no teeth and is as blunt as a baseball bat. Here’s a list of some of the attacks being leveled against Sarah Palin and some easy responses. (collected from many different websites, for and against, all credit to whom and where it belongs)Below are 33 boilerplate attacks and possible reponses.Read | Read More »

    POSTPONE THE CONVENTION?

    Tha MSM gearing up for a total trashing of Republicans. They are already covering Gustav 24/7. They cannot wait to portray us as uncaring and self-serving fatcats staying in fancy hotels, while the poor people of New Orleans are losing everything, again. When Katrina hit, the MSM was easily able to convince most people that the slow response was George Bush’s fault. They will have | Read More »

    “Dirty word” Brookhiser

    As stated in my first diary entry, I have been lurking around Redstate for quite sometime. I’ve come to enjoy the points of view of many of the long time contributers and have often wanted to make points of my own, but last night finally pushed me into taking the time to set up a profile.So what was it that pushed me over the edge? | Read More »

    Little Known Facts About Sarah Palin

    In my quest to find out everything I possibly can on our new VP presumptive nominee, I came across several interesting websites featuring Fun Facts about our girl!One site even features a Sarah Palin Little Known Fact GeneratorSome are pretty racy, most most are flattering and fun.This has sort of exploded, especially with Twitter. Many sites now featuring running lists. The Chicago Tribune internet critic | Read More »

    Gustav: Bush was Chicken Little before Chicken Little was cool

    By Mike DeVine, Legal Editor for The Minority Report and The HinzSight ReportBut, even had then Democratic Governor Kathleen Blanco and Ray “Chocolate City-School Bus Nagin” done what President George W. Bush urged with respect to evacuations pre-Katrina, the disaster would still have occurred. Why?Because the disaster was caused by the Hurricane, not what governments did or did not do.What made Katrina the mega-disaster it | Read More »

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    Here We Go Again…When Will We Ever Learn?

    It’s looking like Gustav is going to give New Orleans a direct hit. Twelve of fourteen models have the hurricane running right over the sub sea level city.For the last three years we have been spending BILLIONS of dollars of tax payer money to fix the damage of Katrina. Now, we are going to have to do the same for Gustav and it is very | Read More »

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    Hillary Vs Sarah

    Taking a line from Michelle Obama, for the first time in my life, I’m proud to be a woman. I’m no feminist and I abhor identity politics, which tend to divide instead of unite. But seeing Sarah Palin yesterday stirred feelings I never knew I had. I couldn’t help but contrast her with Hillary.Consider: Hillary has spent her whole life in the quest for power. | Read More »

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    I’ve been on this fellow’s email list for a while. I like his style and he has listed some clear answers to Obama/Biden talking points.It’s pretty condescending to conclude that Sarah Palin is any less qualified than Barack Obama. I look forward to this debate.Here’s a sample from My Man Mitt:Let’s review the minefield that Team Obama/Biden must navigate with Palin on board. Palin has | Read More »

    Sarah Palin: One Hit Wonder?

    **Early Thursday morning presumptive Republican Presidential nominee John McCain announced he had chosen his vice presidential choice. This would be his first executive decision as the party’s nominee. After Obama’s poorly received choice of his running mate, one would argue that in fact McCain was the one who (in the words of Bill Clinton about Obama) “hit it out of the park” with his choice | Read More »

    Sarah Palin: One Hit Wonder?

    Early Thursday morning presumptive Republican Presidential nominee John McCain announced he had chosen his vice presidential choice. This would be his first executive decision as the party’s nominee. After Obama’s poorly received choice of his running mate, one would argue that in fact McCain was the one who (in the words of Bill Clinton about Obama) “hit it out of the park” with his choice | Read More »

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    McCain’s VP Choice: Bold or Brilliant?

    Early Thursday morning presumptive Republican Presidential nominee John McCain announced he had chosen his vice presidential choice. This would be his first executive decision as the party’s nominee. After Obama’s poorly received choice of his running mate, one would argue that in fact McCain was the one who (in the words of Bill Clinton about Obama) “hit it out of the park” with his choice | Read More »

    Review of the Sunday Morning Talk Shows

    Sunday, August 31, 2008PREFACE:They don’t know what hit them.On FOX News Sunday, lone guest John McCain described Sarah Palin as a “partner and a soul mate,” in changing the business of politics-as-usual even if it means taking on some in their own party.On ABC’s This week, Senator Lindsey Graham said that Sarah Palin was “absolutely” qualified to become President, more so than is Obama: “What’s | Read More »

    Thus spake Dukeboy

    So, I’ve been lurking here for quite awhile and decided to take the plunge into blogging. That’s it. I will probably post very rarely but I hope to be a worthwhile contributor to the Redstate community. I’ll probably have a longer post later, but I have some family obligations to attend to now.

    Michigan Articles of Interest 8-31-08

    Untitled Document65 Days Until Election DayAugust 31, 2008MORNING UPDATE:MCCAIN-PALIN…still the talk of the town. The more we find out, the more everyone likes the possibilities. Every other state chair I have spoken to has reported overwhelming excitement and support for the new ticket. Volunteers are calling in and looking for Victory Centers…donations have picked up…our party is clearly excited! MICHIGAN WELCOMING NIGHT IN MINNEAPOLIS…was a | Read More »

    Great Palin Talking Points

    I’ve been on this fellow’s email list for a while. I like his style and he has listed some clear answers to Obama/Biden talking points.It’s pretty condescending to conclude that Sarah Palin is any less qualified than Barack Obama. I look forward to this debate.Here’s a sample from My Man Mitt: Let’s review the minefield that Team Obama/Biden must navigate with Palin on board. Palin | Read More »

    Will Nagin Do His Job This Time?

    Is this what Nagin has in store for New Orleans, AGAIN? It was just 3 years ago that America (not just New Orleans) was devastated by hurricane Katrina. Can we PLEASE remember how the Mayor of New Orleans handled himself during that crisis? Please recall the screaming and railing from the still-Mayor of New Orleans: I need reinforcements, I need troops, man. I need 500 | Read More »

    Sarah Palin’s Experience Above And Beyond Barack Obama

    Friday the political world was shocked by the surprise choice of Republican Presidential nominee John McCain in naming Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to the number two spot on the 2008 GOP ticket. The Democrat attack machine immediately began hitting Palin on the issue of experience and as the weekend progressed the left has actually been reaching in their attacks which shows that the choice of | Read More »

    McCain on Fox News Sunday

    Sen McCain’s comments on today’s Fox News SundayI think he hit it right straight in the hearts and soul of the American People**Minimum wage – democrates promoted this bill because they have special interest attached to it that benefits their political agenda.*Offshore drilling = Dems will only vote on this with conditions ABCDs*Gov Palin on National security issues – she doesn’t just have good a | Read More »

    NBC Split On Who They’ll Fawn Over: Obama or Palin

    Ever since NBC broke the news that John McCain chose Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin there’s been this sort of split in the media. Chris Matthews, Andrea Mitchell, David Gregory, Pat Buchanan, Larry Kudlow, and Maria Bartiromo all like Palin. Andrea Mitchell talked about how colorful and cool she was because she ate moose burgers and moose stew. Her personal story touched the hearts of the | Read More »

    NBC Split On Who They’ll Fawn Over: Obama or Palin

    Ever since NBC broke the news that John McCain chose Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin there’s been this sort of split in the media. Chris Matthews, Andrea Mitchell, David Gregory, Pat Buchanan, Larry Kudlow, and Maria Bartiromo all like Palin. Andrea Mitchell talked about how colorful and cool she was because she ate moose burgers and moose stew. Her personal story touched the hearts of the | Read More »

    Palin, Brookhiser, and McCarthy

    I had almost written off Andy McCarthy during the Special Witch Hunt of Lewis Libby. Apparently out of loyalty to Fitzgerald, McCarthy refused to acknowledge what everyone else could see: that the man had disgraced himself as a prosecutor. Lately, however, McCarthy has been absolutely on fire with his posts on National Review’s “The Corner” regarding legal issues and security issues involving the GWOT. Today, | Read More »

    Attack Stragegy on Sarah Palin

    In a memo obtained by The Hill,the Obama campaign has started to outline their attack strategy on McCain vice presidential pick Sarah Palin. Here’s a sample of one of their tastier talking points: “What does it say that he knuckled under to the right-wing of his party, who angrily threatened to veto McCain’s preferred candidates, Joe Lieberman and Tom Ridge, for their pro-choice views?,” the | Read More »

    Doris Kearns Goodwin is an idiot

    Doris Kearns Goodwin just said on MTP that “Nearly 1 out of 3 vice presidents have actually become president, mostly because of the death or assassination or the resignation of a president.”Huh?John Tyler succeeded WH Harrison, who died in officeFillmore succeeded Zachary Taylor, who died in officeAndrew Johnson succeeded the assassinated LincolnChester A Arthur succeeeded Garfield, who died in officeMcKinley was assassinated and succeeded by | Read More »

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    Questo Diario è Solo Per Moe Lane.

    I’ve got a ticket to the opera Aida in a 2009-year-old Roman Arena in Verona Italy, and you don’t.Tonight is the final show of the season.This is as far away as I could get in an attempt to capture the entire arena.There are only four sections of the external arcade still standing.The view across the river looking at the base of the Alps isn’t bad | Read More »

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