About RedState Caching
Regular readers of Red State 3 feature discussions have noticed a common thread in many of my responses to them: Are comments not appearing right away? Caching. Kowalski button gone? Caching. New comment displays not available? Caching. Comments posted under other people’s names? Caching. Recommend this diary button missing/moved to another page? Caching. My Diary link goes to someone else’s diary? Caching. So what is | Read More »
On Political Progress In Iraq And The Destruction Of Yet Another Meme
Remaining arguments against the proposition that the surge and the counterinsurgency strategy implemented in Iraq have been successful revolve around the contention that there has been no political reconciliation in the country. Such claims are harder to make these days: Iraq’s largest Sunni Arab political bloc returned to the government fold Saturday after calling off a nearly one-year boycott of the Shiite-dominated leadership–another critical stride | Read More »
Remember All Of The Looting Of Archaeological Sites In Iraq?
It got reported ad nauseam and was held up as an example of all of the poor planning the United States had engaged in while preparing for the aftermath of the fall of the Ba’athist regime. And here’s the thing: It didn’t happen. A recent mission to Iraq headed by top archaeologists from the U.S. and U.K. who specialize in Mesopotamia found that, contrary to | Read More »
Watch Your Wallet In The Empire State
If you are a New Yorker and pay taxes, you had better hope that John McCain wins the next election. Because if he doesn’t, your taxes may skyrocket: New York tax filers reporting more than $375,000 a year in earned income may end up paying nearly 60% of their wages in taxes to the government under a Barack Obama presidency, economists who have analyzed his | Read More »
No charge for this re RedHot 3.0, scrolling and carpel tunnel (Open RedHot Thread)
We, the unwashed masses that mob this site, want to comment on anything and everything that gets said, and especially now that the 3.0 front page is a two column tunnel vision (instead of the clear view of all that mattered 3 column 2.0), same includes RedHots. Neil, it would be news if Obama and the Der Speigle MSM ran a truthful headline on the | Read More »
War and Politics
As a military veteran of the Vietnam war and a deeply-patriotic American, I will tell you that there is nothing that will raise my blood pressure more, raise my decible level more, or ignite my fiery passions more than those to attempt to diminish the courage, valor, and achievements of our men and women in uniform – or those who choose to exploit the tragic | Read More »
Church of the Almighty Stogie
Few things warm my heart more than a story about political incorrectness and cigars. Love these guys. Dutch smokers are flocking to a religious movement known as “The Only and Universal Smokers Church of God” following a ban on tobacco smoking indoors.Michiel Eijsbouts, founder and “Smokelighter” of the church he founded in 2001, has insisted that the Dutch smoking ban in place does not apply | Read More »
, Soviet Union
I’m Sorry, But Isn’t It Crazy…..
…the real bias of the MSM has been exposed of late? …there is this road show like frenzy of the latest U2 tour, all the anchors in tow…as BHO heads off on his quest to rule the world. …meanwhile, when ex-anchor, and right hating Dan Rather sat in on MSNBC’s liberal love fest called “morning cup of joe”, he clearly caled BHO – “Osama Bin | Read More »
A question for Barack Obama
Prime Minister Maliki has spoke positively of the surge since it started, crediting it for averting civil war in his country. Now that Maliki and President Bush are talking about using the success of the surge and General Petraeus’s new strategy in order to pull our troops out earlier, will you admit you were wrong and Bush was right about the surge?
Debunking the latest liberal myth
Liberal myths often quickly become talking points for the Democrats, and even as conservatives punch holes in them, the Left simply patches them up and floats them again. Such is the case with the latest liberal myth/Democrat talking point – that oil companies aren’t drilling on the lands they currently hold: “Big Oil is more interested in pumping up prices and pumping up their own | Read More »
David Frum’s Self Denial
My new book White Protestant Nation: The Rise of the American Conservative Movement places conservatism within the big picture of modern American history. The book traces the origins of modern conservatism to the 1920s. It explains why conservatism triumphed in the late twentieth century and why it is has fallen into disarray under the leadership of President George W. Bush. The review of my book | Read More »
Book Review – The Last Centurion, by John Ringo
Normally I wouldn’t post a book review of a fiction book on RedState, but bear with me here. It is topical. Some of you here, whom I’ve argued with repeatedly, know that I was one of the last people to get on, albeit very grudgingly, the McCain bandwagon. And I’m still furious about having to make the choice between a socialist and someone that a | Read More »
How the MSM Anti-Saxby Chambliss Narrative Will Start
The anti-Chambliss meme will start slow. First the media will remind voters of the anti-Cleland ad Chambliss ran. You know the one. Everyone on the left claims it compared Cleland to Bin Laden, even though it didn’t. But the media will echo that sentiment. They’ll remind voters about how close the race was in all the polls. They go on the attack over Chambliss’s attacks. | Read More »
Hey, Obama. Shouldn’t we be learning Russian ?
I know Mexico is ready to send in every Tom, Dick and Jose when Obama gives the US free healthcare; so spanish sounds logical. But given the policies of thermostat control, SUV control, wage control, fuel control and control, control and control. These mirror the traditional language of the socialist/communist nation, Russia. I would think it would save us the steps of learning and unlearning | Read More »
A question for Der Spiegel
You published an article headlined Iraq Leader Maliki Supports Obama’s Withdrawal Plans, however you never quote him as such. You merely quote him agreeing with Obama’s proposed 16 month timeframe, but never any details of Obama’s actual plan within that timeframe. Do you actually have a quote of Maliki endorsing Obama’s actual, written plan, or are you willfully exaggerating the contents of the interview, lying | Read More »
Another Pre-Defense Attack
In an article entitled, “Ohio Attorneys to Assert RICO Claim Against Karl Rove for Orchestrating Theft of 2004 Election” another pre-defense attack is underway.If you know you are going to be in trouble for something, it just makes perfect sense to attack your accuser before you are attacked. It makes for a nice defense tactic. After all, if you have already demonized the people who | Read More »
Tags: 2004 election
, Civil Rights
, Karl Rove
, michael mukasey
, national security
Cash on Hand Congressional Candidates
Con’t Part of this alarming issue: New Jersey 3: Democratic state Sen. John Adler has $1.5 million in the bank, while Republican Chris Myers, the mayor of Medford, has only $155,000 after winning a bitter June 3 primary. New Jersey 7: Democratic state Rep. Linda Stender boasts a vast cash advantage over her Republican opponent, state Sen. Leonard Lance. She has $1.2 million to Lance’s | Read More »
Democrats don’t believe in ethics reform
How did this not get more attention? With reporting deadlines looming, congressional officers have issued revised guidelines that ease some of the lobbying disclosure requirements enacted last year. The revised guidance, issued by the Clerk of the House and Secretary of the Senate, relaxed the rules for disclosure of lobbyist contributions to parties at this summer’s Democratic and Republican national conventions, among other changes. So, | Read More »
Cash on Hand Congressional Candidates
There is an alarming issue that arose this week even more clearly then before and thats the COH issue for our Congress candidates. In many cases the Republicans have had bitter, nasty primaries while the Dems sat back and collected money for the General. In many cases the DCCC came into primaries and backed specific candidates while NRCC has refused to do so. This also | Read More »
Who is Barack for?
Back in March there was a huge furor over Barack’s minister, the Reverend Jerimiah White. Barack gave a speech in Philadelphia trying to minimize the damage, but not quite denying the outrageousness of what the Rev. had been saying. In this speech, he said he had not been present to hear the exact remarks, but defended this black bigot by saying he was passionate in | Read More »
Maliki Endorses Obama’s Iraq Timeframe*
As a Redstate resident liberal, constant reader, occasional commenter, and very rare poster (I think this is my third post in a year), I am much more given to sit back and read than to lay out my own opinion. A story that I read this morning, however, was too thought provoking to pass up: Maliki has officially endorsed Obama’s 16-month Iraq withdrawal plan. Here’s | Read More »
Big Speeches, Few Answers
Barack Obama is running on a platform of Hope and Change™ but the only clear change seems to be in his policy positions. And the angry liberal base of the Democratic Party is left with the ironic hope that Obama is just doing what it takes to get elected. They have been wincing as the once unapologetic liberal attempts to morph into a safe and | Read More »
What happened to personal responsibility?
Please tell me why I should feel bad about this: Ralph Stover has good credit and a steady job.But he took out a risky interest-only first mortgage and a second mortgage to buy a new 1,900-square-foot condominium in 2003 with no money down. Now, the 52-year-old Columbus man is scared he could become another casualty in the ongoing housing meltdown.He paid $170,900 for his three-bedroom, | Read More »
Gas Prices Cause Louisiana Women to Resort to ‘Pole Dancing’?
WAFB TV Channel 9, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana pulled out all the stops for this ridiculous report claiming that “some women” in the Pelican State are resorting to working in strip clubs because gasoline is so expensive. To prove it, WAFB found one woman that said so. I’d say that clinches this as “fact,” then, wouldn’t you? In typical sensationalistic news fashion, WAFB TV assumes | Read More »
Top Ten Reasons to Vote Democrat
You believe it’s the government’s role to legislate social equality by forcing redistribution of the wealth. You believe global warming is a more serious threat to America and the world than terrorism. You believe that any problem can be solved by throwing more money at it and by imposing more regulations. You believe the government is better qualified to spend your hard-earned money more responsibly | Read More »
Teachers Union Head Seeks to Become Tin Pot Dictator
Randi Weingarten has delusions of grandeur. She thinks she should be given the power of a dictator instead of those of a teachers union president. Instead of just teaching kids, Weingarten imagines that she should become doctor, nanny, nutritionist, psychologist, and mother to every kid in America. She imagines that she should be given the care and feeding of all the nation’s kids. Parents? Who | Read More »
Defending the American Dream Summit – Day 1
I had a great time today at the Defending the American Dream Summit. This online activism and new media conference sponsored by Americans for Prosperity is a smaller, less noisy counter to the liberal Netroots Nation event being held downtown here in Austin. It was great to spend time with fellow Austin bloggers Robbie Cooper of UrbanGrounds and Travis Fell of Voice in the Wilderness | Read More »
Al Gore: just plain nuts
We should thank the Lord that George W Bush kept this goofball out of the White House! Gore Calls for Carbon-Free Electric PowerBy DAVID STOUT, The New York Times WASHINGTON — Former Vice President Al Gore said on Thursday that Americans must abandon electricity generated by fossil fuels within a decade and rely on the sun, the winds and other environmentally friendly sources of power, | Read More »
The Sunday Morning Talk Shows: a preview
For Sunday, July 20, 2008 FOX News Sunday (FNS): Host Chris Wallace will talk to Joint Chiefs Chairman Admiral Michael Mullen about Iraq, then to surrogates: Joe Lieberman (McCain) and Evan Bayh (Obama). This Week (ABC): Host George Stephanopoulos won’t be there, as the network is doing the British Open golf. Without American Tiger Woods in the tournament, good luck with that, fellows. Meet the | Read More »
Reality Mugs Governor Palin
Until Sarah Palin, Alaska hadn’t had a popular governor, at least not while in office, since Bill Egan way back before OIL. Alaska’s government is so powerful and pervasive that as soon as a governor takes his/her hand off the Bible, half the people hate him. Sarah Palin defied all that and has maintained phenomenal approval ratings all through her tenure, albeit still a short | Read More »
The Dark Knight Reviewed
Tonight I went and saw the new Batman film, The Dark Knight, and I thought I should review it while it’s still fresh in my head. I have good news and bad news to relay about this film. First, it is possible that this movie falls just short of the hype surrounding it. That’s not to say it isn’t a good, solid summer action movie, | Read More »
Barack Obama–the Master of Illusion….
Call Barack Obama Houdini, because his campaign is one big magic act. He has created illusion after illusion, and the mainstream media have either, let him get away with it, or in some cases, actively aided and abetted him. Please, allow me to explain. First of all, during the Democratic primary Obama created the illusion, starting in late February, that he was already the nominee | Read More »
, 2008 Election
, Barack Obama
, Democratic Primary
, european vacation
, Hillary Clinton
, media bias
R&c!st = N!663r and N!663r = R&c!st
Have you ever noticed that a certain group uses a certain word when referring to the members of a certain other group? In my opinion, I think they use it as a put-down to remind these folks of their place in society and to keep them subjugated? Well, I don’t like it, and I don’t think it is right. As someone in that latter (targeted) | Read More »
Live blogging Americans for Prosperity
Austin Texas is blogger central this weekend as it plays host to Yearly Kos and Americans for Prosperity (that’s the left and right, respectively). Keynote speaker Robert Novak is not optimistic about Republican chances in Congress and says Obama is currently 12 electoral votes ahead of McCain. “Why in the world is this race so close?” Novak asked.His answer to his own question is that | Read More »
New PETA Ad Not Controversial At All
**VIDEO Below the Fold** Apparently the newest big-deal-ad that everyone is supposed to get all upset over is an advertisement by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) that came out this week. Unfortunately for them, I can’t see how anyone would get too exercised over it. In fact, to my mind the message and its treatment are perfectly well handled. So, it all | Read More »
Tome thoughts on this election, McCain, and Conservatives and Moderates.
July 18, 2008. This election, McCain, and Conservatives and Moderates. I’ll start this out by saying that this is my first post here, or at any other political blog for that matter. I’ll probably live to regret it but here goes. With all of the media spotlight on what Obama is doing and where Obama is going I’ve been feeling a little bit depressed. It | Read More »
One thing I learned
When I was a boy, my mother told me that lying was a terrible thing to do, because all you had in life, you could truly call your own, was your good name. So if you lied, you gave up that very special possession. I was not sure I understood at the time how important those words would be in later life. I was sure | Read More »
School’s In Session
Daniel Mitchell is teaching. But is our Carl Levin learning?
“Judgment To Lead”
To the extent that national security plays a role in this election–and unlike many observers, I am not convinced that it will not play a significant role–it should be recalled over and over and over again that when it came to discussing and analyzing the prospects of the troop surge in Iraq and the implementation of the attendant counterinsurgency strategy, one side got it right | Read More »
Meet The New Boss/Same As The Old Boss
Another one from the Most Ethical Congress in History.
That appears to be what has been established between the United States and Iraq in figuring out the future status of American forces in Iraq and when those forces may ultimately be able to come home. For more on this issue, you should make sure to check out this interivew between NBC’s Andrea Mitchell and General David Petraeus: I can see myself signing on to | Read More »
From The “If John McCain Said Something Like This, The Senility Jokes Wouldn’t Stop” Files (Part II)
Do I really care whether or not Sam Nunn referred to the Czech Republic and/or Slovakia by the outdated name of Czechoslovakia? No. No, I do not. It was likely an honest mistake, the kind we make all the time no matter how smart we are. But of course, the fact that John McCain used the name “Czechoslovakia” out of habit caused a brand new | Read More »
On The Clintons
How much confidence do they have in the possibility that Barack Obama will win the Presidency? And how much do they want him to win the Presidency? This much. With friends like these . . .
Too Many Cooks
They spoil the . . . well, you know the rest.
Barack Obama’s Judgment Means Longer Wars
The McCain campaign has been showing signs of life, as Moe deftly points out. There is one issue that we know motivates McCain enough to go on the offensive, and that is national security in general and the war in Iraq in particular. Barack Obama is set to travel to Iraq to view firsthand the success of the troop surge strategy that he opposed. And | Read More »
Global Warming Concensus Imploding as Al Gore Announces 10-Year Plan
I salivated as usual as I clicked on my Friday weekly email cap from the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. Senator Inhofe’s award-winning ranking-committee-member site always informs and entertains. Today’s was no exception. The EPW Press Bloghad an even greater offering of excerpts and links to the most recent scientific dissention of the global warming debacle. This was especially tantalizing due to Al | Read More »
Obama: Our Children Should be More Like Burritos
Image courtesy: tonight’s dinner. You need to make sure your child can speak Spanish. You should be thinking about how can your child become bilingual. We should have every child speaking more than one language. Sigh. DONT GIVE UP THE SHIP More at: Commodore Perry
Not the Reality in Iraq Obama knew
Fred Kagan, Kim Kagan, and Jack Keane of The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday about The New Reality in Iraq, via IraqStatusReport.com. After reading it, I decided to see how Senator Obama’s newly changed stance on Iraq matches up with their view of the situation there. As things seem to get scrubbed off the Obama website, this will be time sensitive and relevant only until | Read More »