Obama’s Kool-Aid Brigade

    Obama’s Kool-Aid Brigade I hoped the recent priapism that Bill O’Reilly developed for Obama was merely a clever ploy to lure Obama into his no spin zone. After further observation it is clear that O’Reilly has crossed over and has gone under the spell of Europe’s choice for President of the United States. Because of O’Reilly’s slobbery excoriation of Laura Ingraham for making fun of | Read More »

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    Coin vs. tax

    The Cap and Trade and Fair Tax ideas both ignore coining money, I notice. I don’t know why, but it seems they think the government needs the money, when it does not. It coins the money. What’s the reason for taxes, I wonder? Putting your petty cash in the bank keeps it in circulation, so it’s not about conservation. Maybe it’s a tradition left over | Read More »

    Team Obama

    “Celebrity distorts democracy by giving the rich, beautiful, and famous more authority than they deserve.”Maureen Dowd, The New York Times, “Giant Puppet Show”(Poor Maureen, if only you could have seen the future, those words would never have escaped your pen.) What do you get when you cross two of the biggest celebrities in the world? I know, you’re thinking “Apple” right? But, no, that’s not | Read More »

    And some days the bear eats you

    From the diaries by Erick. The Russian bear is awake from its hibernation. Russia’s response to the conflict between Georgia and South Ossetia was typically Russian – “disproportionate” – in the words of the Bush administration. The conflict, killing thousands and dsplacing tens of thousands in just a weekend’s short time, has serious implications for the United States, its newer friends among the former Soviet | Read More »

    OH-02: EMILY’s List Endorses Wulsin

    In a not-so-shocking development, EMILY’s List has endorsed Vic Wulsin in OH-02. But try finding that announcement on Vic Wulsin’s campaign site. Why would Wulsin want to bury this news? Because while Wulsin’s values are aligned with EMILY’s List, the district does not support their principles. Wulsin will take their campaign cash and support while trying very hard to keep it secret. Let’s not forget | Read More »

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    Obama advisor George Clooney says…

    The Brit press, in the form of their Daily Mail, tells us that Obama has a new advisor: George Clooney. I haven’t followed Clooney’s acting career, but he is a Hollywood actor who played a doctor on television and more recently was involved in a motorcycle accident. The London tabloid gives us some specifics: [H]e is also sharing with Obama his strong opinions on Iraq | Read More »

    Senator Reid: The Best Senator in the World

    Senator Reid represents Nevada. He is the best senator in the whole wide world. Senator Reid does an excellent job in helping Nevada’s needs. For example, high gas prices are killing the gaming industry in Nevada. Less people are driving from California into Nevada. Also, the airlines have cut a serious number of flights into Las Vegas. Gaming stock has fallen by 20%. Construction projects | Read More »

    Re: Re: Nuts

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    RE: Nuts

    We don’t think you’re nuts. We think you are wrong. There’s a difference.

    A peaceful and Prosperous World

    The world to-day faces two challenges. The first challenge is the centuries old desire of the Imperialists to shape the world for their own interest and to subdue and annihilate those who resist. The second new challenge is the desire of the Islamists to live as per their own convictions and to fight and annihilate those who oppose them. Both want to dominate. Let us | Read More »

    The other RS Contributors think that I’m nuts…

    …but I’ve decided that it has to be Richardson for Obama’s VP choice. He’s the best one on paper – which is infinitely more important than being the actual one for a campaign like Obama’s – and his Judas-like nature among holdout Clintonistas won’t concern Barack’s people in the slightest. Audacity of arrogance, remember? Now watch as he picks Barbara Boxer. Which would be a | Read More »

    Illinois GOP misses opportunity

    From the diaries by Erick. I live in southern Illinois (real southern Illinois, not just south of Chicago), but found myself near Springfield this weekend. I had some time, so I decided to head out to the State Fair and see what was going on. It was a beautiful day, and my husband and I went on a search for the Illinois GOP tent. We | Read More »

    The Evangelical Vote of 2008

    In 2004 they went overwhelmingly for George Bush over John Kerry. In the 1990s Clinton got 40-45%. This time around Evangelicals are up for grabs; or are they? And if they aren’t then why aren’t they? I consider myself a Christian, I accepted Jesus as my lord and savior, I’ve read the bible, I pray before I rest my head; the whole deal, but this | Read More »

    And the Obama campaign comes through for me again!

    I was just thinking about whether we could legitimately put this video: …back on the front page. It’d would have been a little difficult to justify: there’s a half-life to any good ad, and this one is getting to be weeks old by now. Still a little juice left, but would it have really been worth it? Apparently, the Obama campaign thought so, because they | Read More »

    Why Do We Continue To Call Them The Mainstream Media?

    I am perplexed by our continuing to label The New York Times, The Washington Post, CBS, NBC *(gag cough, sputter), and other media outlets like them the Mainstream Media. Just exactly what about them and their coverage of the world says they are like us.The so called Mainstream Media have lost enough viewership, and readership over the past 25 years to populate a small country. | Read More »

    Obama: an extremist and a liar on abortion

    Obama’s abortion extremism and deception is coming to light. Yuval Levin explains: Six years ago, Congress passed the “Born-Alive Infants Protection Act,” making it illegal to kill a child who is fully born during an attempted abortion. The bill passed without a single opposing vote in either house, and was signed into law by President Bush on August 5, 2002. When he was a state | Read More »

    The Gang of 10 Harms America, Not Just the GOP

    This morning on the radio I read EPU’S post, Kevin’s post, and Gamecock’s citation of Texas Ace’s comment. There is a common trait in each post that Texas Ace sums up quite well. By caving now, Saxby Shambles and Little Lord Fauntleroy, (as Doc calls him) have bailed them out of their predicament at the exact moment when the Republican party is on the brink | Read More »

    Global Poverty Act – have they all gone crazY?

    Obama is trying to pass the Global Poverty Act thru Congress with little discussion. I believe we need to discuss this passionately. We need new Energy methods, we need to pay off a huge war bill, and we need better education for our children.But instead, he is more interested in helping out the United Nations poverty. I realize when we have a better economy we | Read More »

    Is Obama American Enough?

    The New York Daily News reports that Hillary’s chief strategist urged her to undermine Obama as a “quasi-American whose ‘lack of American roots’ are outside the political mainstream:” According to an inside-the-bunker article being published in The Atlantic on Monday, key adviser Mark Penn ridiculed Obama’s “boyhood in Indonesia and his life in Hawaii,” arguing Obama’s multicultural diversity could be exploited. [. . .]Penn added, | Read More »

    Bill Richardson Says Russia Should Condemn Itself

    Governor Bill Richardson on the Conflict Between Russia and Georgia @ Yahoo! Video Transcript via The Hotline Richardson: “My view is that the United States — if we had a stronger relationship with Russia, we could exercise strong diplomacy to stop this effort against Georgia. We should immediately go to the United Nations Security Council, condemn Russia’s action, and then get the Security Council to | Read More »

    Emerging Theme in Financial Markets: The US Dollar is Getting Stronger

    A vast movement involving enormous amounts of capital is now underway. Investors around the world are buying dollars again. And they’re selling the oil, gold and other commodities that have been serving as a hedge against dollar weakness since the Federal Reserve started aggressively cutting interest rates eleven months ago. As I write, the US dollar is trading above $1.50 to the euro. The dollar’s | Read More »

    Today’s “Media looking for a pony in there somewhere” video clip…

    …comes to us courtesy of Hot Air. Interesting to see how they couldn’t find one at all, at all: Just for the record: no, this is not a good sign for the Obama campaign. And also for the record: the reason why there’s no reaching across the aisle at this point might have something to do with the fact that for the last eight years | Read More »

    I love a good catfight!

    Howard Wolfson tells ABC news that Hillary would be the nominee if not for the MSM burying the Edwards story. “I believe we would have won Iowa, and Clinton today would therefore have been the nominee,” former Clinton Communications Director Howard Wolfson told ABC News.com. I love it!

    Russians Do Not Have Georgia On Their Minds

    Yesterday I was listening to an interview on CNN Late Edition between Wolf Blitzer and the President of Georgia. The full transcript of this interview is here. One thing that made my jaw drop was a response by the President to a question Wolf asked about Americans in Georgia. Well, one has to say that America is very highly regarded in Georgia. By the way, | Read More »

    Cuyahoga County Corruption Watch: Indictment storms brewing.

    Noted yesterday in diaries, but worth looking at again. It would seem that things are busily boiling over in the Democratic portions of Ohio – and just in time for the November elections, too. Inquiry in Ohio Could Hurt Obama Vote CLEVELAND — A federal investigation of Democratic Party leaders in Cuyahoga County could pose problems for Barack Obama’s campaign in Ohio, party insiders and | Read More »

    Who Is Not In This Picture?

    The correct answer is: the French 4×100 Relay Team. The Americans’ relay victory was all the more sweet considering the way France declared itself the favorite prior to the Olympics. The Frenchmen weren’t shy about repeating it either. In a news conference prior to the start of the Games, Bernard, who boasts a tattoo of a shark on his abdomen [Ed. Note: WTF?], was asked | Read More »

    Sen John Thune Wieghs In on S Dakota’s “Debate” Debate

    It seems that Senator John Thune, on the heels of his jaw dropping efforts to cut the legs out from under his fellow Republicans, is continuing with his efforts. In a very brief story on the internet version of The Rapid City Journal, this was reported this morning: Republican U.S. Sen. John Thune is taking no position on a fellow senator’s decision not to engage | Read More »

    Articles of Interest 8-11-2008

    85 DaysUntil Election DayAugust 11, 2008 MORNINGUPDATE: RUSSIA SLAUGHTER GEORGIANS…in an unprecedented show of aggression, Russian troops are indiscriminately bombing and killing thousands of civilians in it’s attempt to wipe out U.S. ally Georgia. The world in shock and can only stand by and watch, as the old Russian bear emerges, with KGB Colonel Putin in charge. So much for change. McCAIN BACK IN MICHIGAN…this | Read More »

    What to look forward to this week in Michigan politics

    Cross-posted on Right Michigan at www.RightMichigan.com. Happy Monday, pals!  Great weekend, wasn’t it?  Hopefully you had a chance to catch up on some sleep, catch up with some friends, catch a football game or two on Sirius (minor set-back for the Broncos but I’m still anticipating a Superbowl Championship this year) and avoided catching up on any work. And yeah, I know, not all of | Read More »

    Bob Corker and Colleagues “Gang” Up on Americans

    A friend emailed me about Bob Corker’s involvement in the Gang of 10. He asked, “What is Corker doing?” To quote Bob Corker himself, he is doing “…exactly what I came to the Senate to do.” To the host of Tennesseans who bemoaned the choice of Corker over Ed Bryant as our Senate choice in 2006, he’s doing exactly what we feared. In fairness, for | Read More »

    This is worth repeating over and over again

    The Kremlin tore in to John McCain via his chief foreign policy adviser, Randy Scheunemann, on Saturday. The Russians, angry at McCain’s strong statement denouncing Russia’s invasion of Georgia, pointed out that Scheunemann had lobbied for American ally Georgia. At the same time the Kremlin was attacking John McCain for Scheunemann’s ties to Georgia . . . you guessed it . . . Barack Obama’s | Read More »

    Is Amazon.com Deleting New Conservative Book Reviews?

    So, here is a curious thing. I have been reviewing books at Amazon for a few years now and never had the occasion to have one censored by Amazon.com. But, I just had two reviews in a row deleted by Amazon and it has caused me to wonder how often other conservatives have their reviews summarily eliminated from the Amazon site? I have noticed, of | Read More »

    Georgia and the American National Interest (UPDATE: McCain gets it)

    In the days since Russian troops marched into Georgia, there have been any number of voices telling Americans that this is not our concern: It’s so far away. There are interminable ethnic conflicts involved. And it does not affect our national interest. Most of the voices saying these things say the same about Iraq, and they do so under the same misapprehension of the American | Read More »

    Trevino on America’s Stake in the Caucasus.

    This piece originally ran at joshuatrevino.com. America’s stake in the Caucasus war just went up. In the past 24 hours, the Russians launched offensive operations beyond the secessionist regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, marking a dramatic expansion in their war aims — well beyond the putative casus bellum of protecting Russian citizens. (It should be recalled that these “citizens” are Abkhaz and Ossetian locals | Read More »

    Today’s the first day for VRWC bragging rights, ladies and gentlemen.

    You see, this week almost ten thousand lucky members of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy will be getting the ultimate compliment: a targeted attack letter (suitable for framing!) hoping to dissuade them from contributing further. Only the biggest and baddest Republican Death Beasts will qualify, folks – I mean, no chance in heck that I’m getting one; I can’t even afford to watch the table, | Read More »

    Sunday Aboard the Kearsarge

    Part III in a multi-part series about Operation Continuing Promise (Parts I, & II)Regularly Updated Photostream Here Eternal Father, strong to save,Whose arm hath bound the restless wave,Who bidd’st the mighty ocean deepIts own appointed limits keep;Oh, hear us as we cry to Thee,For all in peril on the sea. — from the Navy Hymn The vessel gently lolls to and fro under me. I | Read More »

    Rep. Dave Reichert Is Reality-Based

    And I don’t mean that in a snarky way. If we get more Representatives and Senators penning thoughtful defenses of the free market, we will set the table for smarter policymaking. It will take a while before the arguments Rep. Reichert makes become part and parcel of the American political bloodstream, but it is high time to get started. Good for Rep. Reichert for getting | Read More »

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    Ah, Tolerance

    This story is a couple of days old but since I have only now had the chance to get to it, I want to highlight the latest in respect for speech and differing political opinions: Nearly 10,000 of the biggest donors to Republican candidates and causes across the country will probably receive a foreboding “warning” letter in the mail next week. The letter is an | Read More »

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    “How The Surge Worked”

    Peter Mansoor–who served as General Petraeus’s executive officer–explains. Everyone should read the article, of course, but those who continue to labor under the misapprehension that the surge did not work should read it with special care. This latter group of people, of course, is often referred to as “the reality-based community.”

    For Those Who Think We Don’t Have Vital Interests At Stake In The Russia-Georgia War . . .

    Read this: The war in Georgia escalated dangerously last night after Russian jets reportedly bombed a vital pipeline that supplies oil to the West. After a day of heightening international tensions, Georgian leaders claimed that the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline, which transports oil from the Caspian Sea to Turkey, had been attacked. But it is thought the bombs missed their target. Their claims came after Russian jets | Read More »

    Cornering The Market On Jingoism

    I trust that after this, we won’t hear all that much more about how the evil Republicanses are working to make Barack Obama look un-American. Let history record that it was the Clinton campaign that sought to beat everyone to the punch on that issue. And it was a strategy they followed with a surprising degree of devotion as well; recall the picture of Barack | Read More »

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    Change vs Reform: What did the Doctor Order?

    Obama’s message is about Change. I realize we have been feeling sick lately, but is Change the right prescription for today? Change is about giving up the old and creating something new. Change implies that the fundamentals about our Country are wrong. Our Country has become the richest and most powerful nation in history based on two fundamental principles: Prosperity based on Capitalism and Power | Read More »

    “CHANGE! NOW! PLEASE?!?!?!?”

    Sound familiar? Before you jump to conclusion about the quotation … this is what a gnat might say, finding itself nearing windshield impact. Yes, the brainpower of a gnat is sufficient to know, when things aren’t going well, “Change” is a good idea. Why, then, has the “Change” mantra generated so much excitement over Obama? Sound familiar? Before you jump to conclusion about the quotation | Read More »

    OH: Federal Inquiry Of Dem Leaders In Cuyahoga County

    The NYTimes (I know don’t laugh) had a great read on Federal Investigation in Cuyahoga County hurting Obama http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/10/us/politics/10cleveland.html?_r=1&ref=politics&oref=slogin Here is some aspect to the article: On July 28, F.B.I. and I.R.S. agents raided the homes and offices of Mr. Dimora and Frank Russo, a Democrat who is the county auditor, an elected position. The offices of several construction companies and a consulting business owned | Read More »

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    U.S. Opens Borders To Immigrants With Aids

    In a bill, signed by the president last week pledging $48 billion to fight aids, is language that lifts the ban on immigrants with AIDS from entering the country. In a speech before signing the law, President Bush emphasized that “HIV’s deadly stigma” is still a societal obstacle because patients still don’t receive mainstream acceptance.Congressional support for lifting the travel ban was bipartisan and strong, | Read More »

    God help us, but this is supposed to be one of their *hard-line* natsec people.

    I mean, with a title like: “BRZEZINSKI: RUSSIA’S INVASION OF GEORGIA IS REMINISCENT OF STALIN’S ATTACK ON FINLAND,” (via Glenn) it’s not too much to hope that somebody in the Obama campaign gets it, right? Then you get to the meat. Well, the tofu.All bolding mine: Gardels: Is the West obliged to help Georgia resist the Russian attack with some kind of military support? Brzezinski: | Read More »

    If you’re not going to take this election seriously, Barry…

    …then drop out of it. No, really.

    Reading McCain’s web site, energy independence

    McCain calls his energy plan the Lexington Project because it’s for the U. S. to get energy independence. He wants to increase domestic oil exploration and natural gas exploration. He wants a tax credit for buying a zero carbon emission car. He wants a $300 million prize to improve battery technology. He supports flex-fuel vehicles, whatever they are. He wants more effective penalties for car | Read More »

    Pres. Bush saves Pelosi from political fallout over gas prices

    George Bush was convinced (apparently by West Virginia Congressman Nick Rahall) not to call Congress back into session to write an energy bill. This is a strange twist on the effect of the “Lame Duck” presidency. Congress, it is true, will tend to ignore the policy priorities of an outgoing President when it has other priorities of its own, but shouldn’t the freedom from personal | Read More »

    Watch the MSM fawn over the vacating Obama

    Er, I mean: “vacationing Obama.” Obama vacations in Hawaii this week, so brace for yourself of plenty of this garbage: Anatomy of a Presidential Candidate’s Vacation, Part I. Check the link. I’m not making that up.