New BBC TV Series Has ‘Extremist’ Christian Beheading ‘Moderate’ Muslim
Last week, the BBC aired a new TV series titled “Bonekickers” touted as a “groundbreaking” show where “history comes alive,” and a series that is “Based in fact.” The premier episode, though features an odd thing if “fact” is the aim of the Beeb’s new TV series: a Christian beheading a Muslim. Yeah, THAT is really a “fact” based premise, isn’t it? Of course, the | Read More »
Andrew Breitbart: ‘Something’s Desperately Wrong’ in Hollywood
Andrew Breitbart, CEO of Breitbart.com, had a great op ed in the Washington Times yesterday about how Hollywood oppresses Republicans and conservatives in La La Land. Detailing the travails of Republicans in Hollywood — including destruction by Hollywood’s liberals of personal property owned by identified Republicans — Breitbart laments the “bullying” the self-proclaimed tolerant lefties mete out to those who walk the Republican side of | Read More »
Obama Stands Against Lobbyists? Well, not to Fund His Big Party he Ain’t
From the diaries by Erick The leftists of the nutroots went gaga when Barack Obama claimed that he’d stand against taking money from lobbyists with his campaign for president. It was because, of course, he was for a “new era” in politics. He is for “change.” Isn’t he special, the nutrooters sigh contentedly. Well, apparently Obama’s standard of a “new age” in politics doesn’t carry | Read More »
Viciously attacking Obama by quoting him accurately, 07/16/2008 edition.
Today’s edition comes from the LA Times’ blog Top of the Ticket, via Wake Up America (H/T: Instapundit) It’s all tied up with Obama’s recent decision to memory hole his opposition to the surge, once it turned out to have actually worked. Alas for the junior Senator from Illinois, we live in The Age of Scrutiny, and nothing ever goes away. How ironic that it’s | Read More »
Qualifications For President and Commander-in-Chief
John McCain Over forty years serving a country he was willing to give his life for. Demonstrated leadership skills by virtue of commanding the largest Aircraft Attack Squadron in the Navy during the Vietnam war. Experienced in Military tactical operations. Knows first hand the horrors of war that will guide him through difficult decisions before sending our young American warriors into harm’s way. Extensive foriegn | Read More »
What in the World is Obama’s “Civilian National Security Force”?
I was getting ready to start my day early this morning when my phone rang. It was a friend of mine in DC who wanted to know if I had seen and/or blogged about a comment Barack Obama made recently at a speech in Colorado. I told him it was unlikely and asked what he said that was so earth shattering. In a July 2 | Read More »
Articles of Interest 7-16-08
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Yesterday’s Lesson: Lower taxes and labor freedom create jobs!
Rough day for Michigan families yesterday. Despite (lackluster) efforts at job creation and retention in the auto industry the day brought one round of bad news after another. The same day General Motors announced plans to reduce their payroll by a full twenty-percent, estimated at well over 3,000 jobs, we get word that Chattanooga, Tennessee, will be the new home of a Volkswagen plant, a | Read More »
Is Congressman Jim Cooper (D-TN5) Guilty of a Crime?
Jim Cooper, Democrat from Tennessee’s 5th District, recently got his ears pinned back in a formal committee hearing. Cooper held up a sheaf of papers and went for the kill while questioning Glenn English, CEO of the NRECA, a national coalition of electricity providing cooperatives. Cooper stated the material he was talking about came from the NRECA’s private, password protected site which he had accessed. | Read More »
Happy Birthday RedState 2
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.” – Ronald Reagan America recently celebrated 232 years of independence. Back in 1776, a new nation was set apart to be founded on principles of limited federal government, equal rights, | Read More »
Elizabeth Edwards’ awkward obit on Tony Snow
I’m not sure this topic merits a whole diary, but for some reason I feel compelled to write about it. Elizabeth Edwards has written a very nice obit on Tony Snow, which is totally unobjectionable except for one eye-catching detail. Consider the first two sentences: “Tony Snow has died. A young man (with my next birthday being number sixty, I am entitled to the folly | Read More »
Leverkuhn warming to Romney Veep Idea?
For those of you familiar with my two-year campaign to crush the Romneyites, drive them before me, and hear the lamentations of their women, the idea that I would willingly consent to Mitt Romney joining the Republican ticket as McCain’s running mate must seem absurd. At one point, I would have agreed with you. To be totally honest, I’m not a Mitt Romney fan, and | Read More »
Our Apologies Mrs. Clinton
Well we must apologize… Tonight on Patriot Action Live we wanted to take at least one half of the Hillary Clinton Challenge. On Saturday, appearing before the American Federation of Teachers, New York’s Junior Senator, one time First Lady, and one time Democratic Presidential Hopeful Hillary Clinton, the candidate that proved it was not only possible to squander a huge lead over her rival, Illinois | Read More »
‘Tis A Very Valuable Thing, A Rant (Second For The Day)
Megan McArdle has the floor. Oh, and for all of those people who insist on making some kind of huge connection between Milton Friedman and Augusto Pinochet, read this. This article is referenced in this comment to Megan McArdle’s post, but perhaps not surprisingly, commenters choose to ignore it.
Quotes That Catch My Fancy (Second For The Day)
Suffering and evil are nature’s admonitions; they cannot be got rid of; and the impatient attempts of benevolence to banish them from the world by legislation, before benevolence has learnt their object and their end, have always been more productive of evil than good. –The Economist, 1848.
Quotes That Catch My Fancy
Blaming speculators for high oil prices is like blaming a death on headaches rather than the underlying brain tumor. –Indur Goklany.
‘Tis A Very Valuable Thing, A Rant
Neal McCluskey goes medieval. Enlightenment ensues. I continue to be befuddled, of course, as to why the McCain campaign and other Republicans downticket do not make more of the issue of school choice. I know that teachers’ unions are very powerful but they are allied with Democrats and no amount of Republican silence is going to do anything whatsoever about that. So why not take | Read More »
From The “With Friends Like These” Files
Congressional Democrats are complaining that they are receiving very little in the way of politeness and consideration from the Obama campaign. As one Senate Democratic aide is quoted as saying, “They think they know what’s right and everyone else is wrong on everything . . . They are kind of insufferable at this point.” Read the story, and you will find that the Obama campaign | Read More »
Anti-Surge Commentary, Meet Memory Hole
Now that the Obama campaign has resolved to eliminate traces of the Senator’s opposition to the surge from is website, can we finally say that the presumptive Democratic nominee is not of the “reality-based” species? And let it be noted that Google evidently does not cache Obama’s website–convenient, that. Evidently, the patron saint of reality-based politics can’t quite adjust to new realities now that it | Read More »
The GOP, Online Politics, and Internet Regulation
The Politico today has a column penned by David All, a young GOP internet consultant, and Saul Anuzis, Chairman of the Michigan GOP. The column looks at the premise that the GOP is behind its Democratic counterparts online, and suggests one possible reason why – we don’t support the idea of big government intervention in regulating the Internet. As Republicans, we must not only adopt | Read More »
John McCain at the NAACP Convention?
I am most interested to hear what John McCain has to say to the NAACP on Wednesday July 16 between 9:30 and 12:30 Eastern Time. Two years ago, President Bush spoke to that organization. He said “See, I see this as a moment of opportunity,” after B. H. Obama instructed the attendees not to allow the President to ‘bamboozle’ them. The President then said… “I | Read More »
A possible opening for McCain
I was thinking about Sen. McCain’s strength with national security issues and his relative message weakness on economics. It occurred to me that it may be possible to apply McCain’s image of strength and patriotism to economic issues. McCain could make the point that Obama is too weak to make the tough decisions necessary for the economic good of the country as a whole. I’ve | Read More »
Why can’t we just talk our way out of the energy crisis?
Any market appears fickle to an ordinary capitalist like myself. The mystique of economics and the psychology (pathology?) that drives buy/sell decisions oftentimes confounds us mere mortals. A case in point is the current oil futures price that has seen no news that did not send it soaring to new heights. I’ve pondered on what would crowd such a bandwagon, one that apparently had no | Read More »
Obama: the New Yorker cover insulted… Muslim-Americans.
Via Protein Wisdom, we see this: CHICAGO (AP) – Democrat Barack Obama said Tuesday that the New Yorker magazine’s satirical cover depicting him and his wife as flag-burning, fist-bumping radicals doesn’t bother him but that it was an insult to Muslim Americans. “You know, there are wonderful Muslim Americans all across the country who are doing wonderful things,” the presidential candidate told CNN’s Larry King. | Read More »
Abortion 08: More then just Judges
Discussions on how the presidential elections will impact the issue of abortion tend to be focused on what type of Supreme Court Justices the next President will appoint. It is important to remember that the President plays an important role in terms of abortion beyond just judges. This can be clearly seen in the last two Presidents. President Clinton vetoed a ban on partial birth | Read More »
MO-GOV: Show-Me the Money [Update: Hulshof Garners Another Endorsment]
Today was campaign finance filing day in MO and all three candidates released their numbers. There is a lot of bad news in here for the Republicans.Democrat Party (technically assumed candidate and current state Attorney General) Jay Nixon was the first to report his numbers. The AG raised an impressive $1.75 million in the quarter. He showed expenditures of about $355,000 and another $350,000 in | Read More »
Governor O’Malley and Big Labor
Following up with yesterday’s post about Maryland, labor, and the O’Malley Administration comes more complaints from the left regarding the O’Malley’s Administrations dealings with the labor movement. Adam Pagnucco at Maryland Politics Watch has a long post discussing the topic. Be sure to read the entire thing, but here’s a sample of the grievances big labor has with O’Malley and the Democrats: Among the bills | Read More »
Satire Isn’t Satire If Someone Has To Explain It To You
Michael Weiss writes for PJM: Listening to the chorus of fainthearted responses to this week’s New Yorker cover, one gets the impression that satire, like everything else in our sad culture, must now come with a warning label and child-safety latch. Barry Blitt’s slightly overwrought but still amusing illustration, which is even pedantically titled “The Politics of Fear,” features the Obamas fist-bumping in the Oval | Read More »
Iraq Trip is going to hurt Obamessiah
One thing that I have been dwelling upon lately has been the possible consequences of Barack’s Superstar World Tour 2008. He believes that he can gain Presidential stature and gravitas. However, one thing he may not have counted on is the same thing that has helped him win the nomination in the first place. Namely, the mainstream media. Imagine that Centcom and MNF-I is able | Read More »
DeVine Law: DNA is not “Divine law” for JonBenet’s parents or anyone else
By Mike DeVine, Legal Editor for The Minority Report and The HinzSight Report DNA is no more a magic bullet for clearing or convicting criminal defendants and suspects than were the ancient practices of seeing if a suspect could survive poisoning of being thrown in a lake tied to a rock. And neither gamecock nor Mike DeVine, esq. needs assistance from any CockStradamus to forecast | Read More »
RedState, Blogs and Some Healthy Debate
Anyone who reads RedState on a regular basis knows by now that the contributors who lend content to the site aren’t shills for Republicans in Congress. And it’s that dogged independence that gives so much credibility to the conservative blogosphere — credibility that simply doesn’t exist on the left, where blogs like the Puffington Host [sic.] and Daily Kos serve as a bulletin board for | Read More »
When Will Joe Sestak (D-PA) Be Thrown Under the Bus?
The late nights show are going to have their best ratings ever during this election.
Islamic Academy in Fairfax, VA Used Texts That Compares Jews and Christians to Apes and Pigs
From the Washington Post. A Saudi-funded academy in Fairfax County used textbooks as recently as 2006 that compared Jews and Christians to apes and pigs, told eighth-graders that these groups are “the enemies of the believers” and diagrammed for high school students where to cut off the hands and feet of thieves, a Washington Post review of the books has found. Saudi officials acknowledged that | Read More »
Rasmussen Poll: Obama, the weakest Dem candidate, McCain, the strongest GOP candidate
If GOP can miraculously pull off a victory in November, McCain should definitely send a thank-you card to Howard & Pelosi Co. as it looks democratic party has again chosen the most unelectable nominee. According to Rasmussen However, McCain fares better against Obama than he does against two other prominent Democrats. New York Senator Hillary Clinton leads McCain by eight points, 50% to 42%. Former | Read More »
Speech about Afghanistan? Sure! Boring scutwork about Afghanistan? Not so much!
Nice enough, if you have the patience to have someone urinate on your leg and call it rain for an extended length of time – I gave up at about the point where Obama started in on how no political progress has been made in Iraq – but a little presumptuous of the junior Senator from Illinois, don’t you think? After all… wait, let me | Read More »
Please don’t vote for a Democrat
Please don’t vote for a democrat.But please don’t put up a sign like this one, either.The GOP had the white house on 9/11/2001.Obama has many achilles’ heels.This kind of non-attack is worthless.
CA Congressional Run-Down
I thought that I would create an 11-part series of information on all 53 congressional districts within the state of California. I will look at who the incumbent is, their ACU Rating* and the rating that CQ Politics gives the district, as well as information regarding how the district has voted in the past two Congressional and Presidential Elections, as well as the geography of | Read More »
Update on Gov. Jindal’s Slush Fund Vetoes
Gov. Jindal has vetoed $16 million of $53 million total “slush fund” legislative grants. The 258 vetoes in House Bill 1, the state’s nearly $30 billion operating budget for the 2008-09 fiscal year, is more than double the combined number of line-item vetoes in the past 12 years. Coupled with Jindal’s veto of $9.3 million in spending from a previous budget bill, they suggest the | Read More »
The Sands “Torture Narrative” Takes a Hit
Doug Feith testified to the House Judiciary Committee today on his role in GWOT detainee treatment, AKA the “Torture Narrative.” According to said narrative, the officially-sanctioned policy of systematic, brutal and illegal mistreatment of captured enemies led directly to the abuses at Abu Ghraib. One of the main documents of this story is Philippe Sands’ recent publication The Torture Team. Some in Congress found Sands’ | Read More »
Obama Sells Soul to Lobbyist to Throw a Party
The New York Times has a profile of the man behind the fundraising effort for the Democratic National Convention in Denver next month. His name is Steven Farber, and he just happens to be the head of the law firm Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, which the Times describes as, “one of the fastest-growing lobbying shops in Washington and one of the most powerful firms in | Read More »
Go Goldwater in 2008 !
Mr. Barry Goldwater, a five-term U.S. senator from the state of Arizona, died in 1998 at age 89. Goldwater’s message 48 years ago was as politically astute and relevant then as it is today. The conservative movement did not have the right to complain about not winning, because it had not done the work necessary to win, that it needed to “grow up” and go | Read More »
Patrick Ruffini: Obama Now Telemarketing?
He’s of the opinion that “this is first-hand evidence that Obama’s money crunch is real and is being impacted by his moving to the center on FISA and Iraq.” Perish the thought of me disagreeing with Patrick – he’s better at this than I am – but I must note that we were seeing his fund-raising numbers go down prior to FISA. Until they reveal | Read More »
History repeats itself…again
In the span of over 120 years similar issues continue to vex the peoples representatives elected to office. Witness the the current situation of government attempts/programs to provide/throw money at specific issues and compare this to the past. I think most agree that throwing money at a problem is not conducive to solving the problem itself. This is not intended to be an unsympathetic view | Read More »
Denver to DNC Protesters: No feces, please.
In some ways, some of the comments to the article below (via Instapundit are the best part: Rules on tools could handcuff DNC protesters Items to thwart police, like chains, would be barred The prospect of protesters linking themselves with devices that bolt cutters can’t sever or throwing buckets of feces on police has Denver considering putting a new law on the books before the | Read More »
No Bias Here
According to the propagandists at the AP, being opposed to the so-called International Criminal Court is equivalent to being soft on genocide. Anything to attack President Bush. And people actually trust and rely upon these articles to tell them the truth about the world?
Regarding Bret Favre
Ok I really have to get this off my chest about the whole Brett Favre situation. I am really tired of the Green Bay Packers being made out to be the villains here. I cannot count the number times I have heard ESPN commentators or radio hosts say “Why wouldn’t they want him back? He will make the team better.” You would think they, of | Read More »
Unions Underfunding Their Own Members’ Pensions, Study Says
A few days ago I posted a story on a recent article in the New York Sun by Diana Furchtgott-Roth, Senior Fellow at The Hudson Institute, that focused on how the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) had not fully funded the pension plan of their rank and file members while they had over funded the pension plan of the Union’s chief officers. Well, today at | Read More »
Paging Congressman Ted Poe
Sir, I have played this clip on a local radio show and the response from the audience has been amazing. This, I venture to say, is one of the greatest speeches ever made on the floor of the House. It is humorous, pointed, and effectively demonstrates the sheer absurdity of the rules. PS – Overwhelmingly the callers to my radio show do want you to | Read More »
The Energy Crisis:
This is a true story. It just hasn’t happened yet.2010: Oil has hit $200 and U.S. consumers are paying over $5.00 at the gas pump. Congress is still arguing over who’s to blame and nothing has been resolved to deal with the crisis. The Democrat President has removed all U.S. troops from Iraq, leaving their oil fields totally unprotected. 2012: $250 oil and $6 gas | Read More »
Memo to Obama’s media sycophants: left-wingers started madrassa “smear”
Ever since Newsweek released a poll that showed the general election virtually tied, many Obama supporters have pointed to opinions about the senator’s religious background as the cause of his problems. Broadcast bloviators and many print journalists attribute these “smears” to the “right-wing,” “Republicans,” “conservatives,” ad nauseum. In fact, the editor of the New Yorker, which published the tasteless and banal parody cover of Barack | Read More »