Kobe’s patriotism crushes NBC’s political correctness [updated]

    Originally published at the new Gamecock’s DeVine LawBy Mike DeVine, Legal Editor for The Minority Report and The HinzSight ReportI was horrified at NBC’s refusal, during Opening ceremonies especially and anytime since, to identify communism as the evil behind Mao’s Cultural Revolution, Tienanmen Square crackdown, Chinese support for Islamic extremists in Sudan, repression of pacifist monks and the Dali Lama in Tibet and the forced | Read More »

    Blogging From Gori

    The team at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty has done an outstanding job covering the war between Russia and Georgia. Check out the blog maintained by correspondent Goga Aptsiauri, one of only a handful of journalists reporting from Gori. He’s chronicling the latest developments in central Georgia.

    Conservatives Will Support McCain No Matter Who He Chooses

    With every passing hour comes word through the political grapevine that John McCain has settled on Romney, or considering Joe Lieberman, or picked Tom Ridge. Even Rudy’ name has been thrown around this afternoon.Probably the biggest issue surrounding McCain’s VP pick is whether he’ll dare pick a pro-choice candidate as his running mate. A small vocal base of right-wingers is up in arms at the | Read More »

    The Almost..LAST CHANCE to guess who MCCAIN picks for VP Official Redstate Poll

    Now remember this is about who HE will pick…not who YOU want him to pick…OK?Feel free to leave comments so you can Brag later.Who will McCain pick for his VP?Bobby JindalDuncan HunterTim PawlentyCharlie CristRudy GiulianiMark SanfordHaley BarbourSarah PalinRob PortmanJohn ThuneMitt RomneyChris CoxNewt GingrichMike HuckabeeFred Thompson  pollcode.com free polls

    McCain’s Website Needs An Obama Tax Hike Calculator!

    So I spent a little time noodling around the McCain campaign website, and maybe this is buried deep in the site somewhere and I missed it, but shouldn’t the site have a place where you can calculate, even roughly, how much Obama’s tax hike plans will cost you? Certainly taxes is a huge issue, being a hardy GOP perennial, an issue on which Obama has | Read More »

    Picking Up the Warnings Whispered in the Breeze

    You all know my biases about financial news-reporting: much of what you read and hear is either old news that is no longer actionable, or it mistakes cause for effect, or it’s just totally wrong, or all of the above.The most fundamental market in the world, on top of which everything else rides, is the overnight repo market. The mainstream business press rarely reports anything | Read More »

    A case to be made for Joe Biden as Obama’s veep

    It is difficult for me to recommend that Joe Biden be nominated to higher office, but I will. First, I’ll have to psyche myself for the task.Over at the TIME Magazine’s web site, Mark Halperin quotes “one of the keenest observers of American politics (a/k/a: X)” about why Joe Biden would be a good veep choice for Obama.In part:”Biden may be a ridiculous, overbearing blowhard, | Read More »

    Will the media EVER get the Catholic vote thing right?

    They would have a hard time keeping up with today’s parishes!The MSM, clueless as ever to the realities of social change in America, is recycling a lot of nonsense about the poor urban ethnic Catholic working-class voter, and how these Catholics are troubled by an Obama candidacy. This image of the Catholic voter is a myth, a holdover from days long gone by, and the | Read More »

    Barack & Nancy: We’re On a Mission from God

    On Saturday, Barack Obama did an interview with CBN in which he accused McCain and the GOP of invoking Messianic imagery when referring to him: Brody: Let me ask you a little about some of these ads that John McCain has been running not just on television, but on the web. Let’s face it, let’s call a spade a spade, there has been some Messianic | Read More »

    Pro-Abortion Is Not An Option For Vice President

    We’ll get right to it. The Politico reports Senator John McCain is feeling out state parties on the issue of a pro-choice Vice Presidential pick and what effect such a choice would have on the base.Make no mistake about it, it would so dishearten the base we can spend the next few months practicing saying “President Obama.”In short, there is no room for negotiation on | Read More »

    The Almost..LAST CHANCE to guess who BARRY picks for VP Official Redstate Poll

    Hope I get this up in time. He should be announcing any second…maybe.Wow that really scared me..I almost fainted.I’m reading Sat…. Maybe we’ll check this poll once a day till Sat…WhewNot who YOU want…Who HE is going to pickFeel free to leave comments so you can Gloat about how you were right!!Hope I didn’t miss anybody…Vote NowWho will Obama pick for VP?Evan Bayh John F’n | Read More »

    Blame it on the “Israel Lobby”

    It seems this particular conspiracy theory never gets old or goes out of style: Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has accused his country’s government of supporting the pro-Israel lobby in the US and Jewish groups inside Israel. “I have evidence proving that the government is backing the Jewish lobby in the US and some parties inside Israel,” Anwar told IslamOnline.net in an exclusive interview.But as | Read More »

    A Dem Convention Par-tay schedule!

    For those of you who’ll be in Denver, or would like to dream of being there, the Chicago Sun-Times has found a pdf file containing a list of the dates and times of various parties and events surrounding the upcoming Democratic National Convention. Some are conventional, others are weird.If you attend the CODE PINK MEET AND GREET, you are responsible for your own shots.

    BREAKING: Tom Ridge No Longer Under Consideration

    As I told you, the RNC is telling Fox News that Tom Ridge is out.I told you so.The issue of life is non-negotiable. John McCain will choose a pro-life running mate.

    Official Colorado Springs Meet-up Diary

    Okay, are we going to do this or what?I suggest Jose Muldoon’s because everybody knows the location of Acacia Park… but if there are more people who say “no, I live up on Rockrimmon and I want to go to P.F. Chang’s and spend lots of money because, hey, I live on Rockrimmon!”, that’s an option too.Who’s in and under what circumstances? What day should | Read More »

    The Moment Before the Pain…[FIXED]

    Excellent photo series I received. I had to clean it up a little bit, though, in order to meet posting standards…

    A Bigg Mess

    I already knew the MSM was in the tank for Obama, but I didn’t know they were relying on the Obama campaign to generate ideas for their “journalism”: ATLANTA (Reuters) – The U.S. presidential election presents a sharp contrast between two types of patriotism: John McCain stands as a war hero. His rival Barack Obama calls Americans back to the can-do spirit of the nation’s | Read More »

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    ATR Forms 60 Member Coalition Opposing “Gang of Ten” Compromise

    Today, Americans for Tax Reform released a coalition letter signed by 60 national and state think-tanks, advocacy groups, blogs and other organizations (including Red State.com) who are opposed to the so-called “Gang of Ten” bi-partisan energy compromise. Why are the nations leading national and grassroots advocacy groups opposed?Well…because the compromise is nothing short of a complete failure of Senate Republicans to support their House GOP | Read More »

    The Roaring Left

    It is a place or time of darkness and threat, of fear and oppression. People are suffering. They are dying. It is a time when a man waits for his fate, expecting to be agonizingly tortured to death. He is afraid. He is distraught.Alone.In such a place, a man’s heart reaches for comfort. In such times, man turns to God.Faith in our religious beliefs is | Read More »

    Sore Loser Thy Name Is Obama Camp, NBC

    So the Obama camp’s level of arrogance just went up a notch this week. They accused John McCain of possibly knowing the questions and listening in on Barack Obama’s time with Rick Warren during Saturday’s Saddleback forum. It’s so beyond the comprehension of the Obama campaign that their candidate lost a battle of conversation to a 72 year old man.Rick Davis, of the McCain camp | Read More »

    Barack Obama Finally Admits He Supports Infanticide

    Barack Obama has finally admitted he did support infanticide in the Illinois State Legislature. Naturally, he won’t phrase it that way and naturally the media won’t cover it, but in fact, he has now admitted he supported infanticide.I have my weekly “RedState Under the Radar” column up at Human Events examining this topic. The column is based on the work we’ve done here at RedState.After | Read More »

    Obama to spread the Philly street money around.

    Funny how that works out, though: both Ed Morrissey and I gave the campaign props for refusing to play the money game in Philly. “We’ve heard directly from the Obama organizer who organizes our ward, and he told us it’s an entirely volunteer organization and that I should not expect to see anything from the Obama campaign other than ads on TV and the support | Read More »

    Obama and the Chicago Machine

    One of the more puzzling developments in Obama’s career is how he has been able to position himself as a reform style politician – as an outsider who can come in and clean up the mess politicians have made. This simply doesn’t match reality. And yet the media seems uninterested in exploring and explaining Obama’s past.At the start of his career you could make the | Read More »

    Barack Obama Makes Wife Fair Game

    “LAY OFF MY WIFE,” Barack Obama in May 2008. During the Saddleback Forum Obama was asked in whom he receives advise when Rick Warren asked this question , ” Who are you going to rely heavily on in your administration ?” Obama’s first response was, “You mentioned one person I’d be listening to and that’s Michelle.”Obama has made it very clear that his wife Michelle | Read More »

    To the Devil with Above My Paygrade

    I continue to be stunned at this thing. I’ve heard a number of people describe Obama’s answer about abortion as thoughtful or professorial. Let’s take the answer apart quickly bit by bit.First, he says the question of when life begins is above his pay grade. That is an astonishingly lame way to answer the question. You could say that about nearly any question of right | Read More »

    Why McCain will not pick Lieberman.

    {* NOTE: I had not yet seen Erick’s piece regarding this on the front page. I support what he said.)John McCain will not pick Joe Lieberman, a pro-abort senator from Connecticut, as his running mate. Lieberman, though a nice guy and a decent man, is a liberal who is realistic on terror and Iraq. Those are not per se conservative positions for Lieberman; rather, they | Read More »

    Welcome back to swing state status Minnesota

    When Sen. Obama peaked about a month ago in polls, Minnesota seemed to move out of contention. The MN/WI/ND/SD region is known for being more pacific and anti-war than the country as a whole and McCain’s hawkishness is not as big a draw in this area. However, the last three polls show MN back in the margin of error.SUSA:Obama 47 (47)McCain45 (46)Rasmussen:Obama 46 (49)McCain 42 | Read More »

    Neither Tom Ridge Nor Joe Lieberman Will Be McCain’s Veep Pick

    There are a lot of people getting really upset of late worrying that Tom Ridge or, to a lesser extent, Joe Lieberman, could be John McCain’s Vice Presidential Pick.That is not going to happen. People should step back from the ledge.Why do I know it won’t happen?John McCain does not get to be the Republican Presidential Nominee without (A) being a smart man and (B) | Read More »

    Barackstar to Michigan’s new Welfare Queen: ‘Stay away… STAY AWAY!’

    Cross-posted on Right Michigan at www.RightMichigan.com.Attention women: If you live in Michigan and you’re a fan of Barack Obama then there’s a big party being thrown today just for you.  Well, assuming your name isn’t Jennifer Granholm.  The Ivory Tower reports this morning that the Barackstar’s campaign is kicking off their official “Michigan Women for Obama” organization.  Here’s the trick… the headliner isn’t Michigan’s first | Read More »

    Nothing Is Above The POTUS Pay Grade.

    Life’s hardest decisions are exactly that; hard, gut-wrenching dilemmas with no pure 100% answer. Rick Warren subtly and unobtrusively laid one of those dilemmas in Barack Obama’s lap during The Saddleback Summit on Saturday Night. Rev. Warren asked Senator Obama when he believed human life began. Barack Obama answered that it was above his pay grade. This delightfully ambiguous phrase can mean several things. p>Perhaps | Read More »

    MI Morning Update

     77 Days until Election Day August 19, 2008MORNING UPDATE:GOV. KATHLEEN SEBELIUS IN MICHIGAN…TOP VP PROSPECT…NO GRANHOLM…I think Obama and the rest of the country have heard enough…if you like what Jennifer Granholm has done for Michigan, you’ll love what Barack Obama will do to America!  No Granholm…No Kwame.McCOTTER LEADS DEMONSTRATION…in front of the Russian Embassy in Washington D.C. to condemn Russia’s brutal attack on their sovereign | Read More »

    Irony (Updated)

    In light of the recent events in Georgia, I offer Westwood Studios’ take on US-Russian relations.Given Obama’s naivete to cut the military, that video seems like reality.

    As The Cock Crew

    First posted at The Minority ReportAnd when he was gone out into the porch, another maid saw him, and said unto them that were there, “This fellow was also with Jesus of Nazareth.” And again he denied with an oath, “I do not know the man.” And after a while came unto him they that stood by, and said to Peter, “Surely thou also art | Read More »

    The Case Against Barack Obama

    [Overall, conservatives may get more mileage out of this one, but Dr. Corsi's book is almost as good I felt.] David Freddoso’s The Case Against Barack Obamais the perfect antidote to the media’s unhealthy obsession with, what has to be, the most overrated candidate for the presidency in history. Unlike in Jerome Corsi’s The Obama Nation, Freddoso’s analysis is not so much about the senator’s | Read More »

    Olympics Watchers Assisting Chinese Torture

    Do you like your silly little Olympic games? Well, I hope you are really, really enjoying it because your support, your watching of this garbage makes you a direct, unequivocal party to the torture, imprisonment and oppression of the Chinese people. So, you, Mr. Olympics watcher, get a gold medal in torture. Congratulations. Feel proud.It’s so easy to just shut your eyes and pretend that | Read More »

    The NYT’s Most Anti-McCain, Misleading Headline of the Week

    Many of you are aware of the kerfuffle surrounding the “cone of silence” complaint being ginned up by the Obama campaign after the recent Saddleback Civil Forum on the Presidency on Saturday, August 16. The claim made by Obama and his willing accomplices in the Old Media (like Andrea Mitchell, not to mention the DailyKos) is that John McCain “cheated” by hearing the questions proffered | Read More »

    Source of ACORN Embezzlement Payoff Discovered

    You may recall the news that the brother of the chief of the extremist, leftist, activist group Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) stole $1 million dollars from the organization? Dale Rathke, brother of ACORN founder Wade, embezzled the money in 2000.Well, now it has been determined who tried to secretly pay off the theft so that no one would get in trouble. | Read More »

    This Voyage is Made of Awesome… (Part 1)

    Part VII in a multi-part series about Operation Continuing Promise (Parts I, II, III, IV, V, & VI)Regularly Updated Photostream Here (Network glitch is fixed! New photos from the past five days will be posted late tonight. Check back tomorrow for the most current compilation.)The great experience of positive human interaction and sharing a moment of good will cannot but leave all involved a little | Read More »

    On Torture

    So I deigned to watch Jon Stewart and Colbert Report back-to-back tonight. Both of them went on and on about torture and, in their usual offensive comic way, how ashamed we ought to be that the Bush Administration committed horrific acts of torture. And this got me thinking to what I might say to either of them had I the opportunity to do so. Three | Read More »

    I *Could* Quit You Vagabonds, If I Wanted To, But I Won’t

    To do so would relegate me to dropping the 501’s and exposing the paisley boxers and the knee-high black nylons complete with the garters…and sucking down twinkies and Big Reds in the dead of night. THIS…I will not do.I could justify donning the “downtrodden-internets-loser” apparel whilst living in my Mom’s cellar by reminding you all of the comers and goers here over the years and | Read More »

    This is the kind of mentality we’re up against

    I was reading the 360 blog on CNN (I like to be amused sometimes) and saw an entry titled “Is the Tide Turning?” The entry wasn’t too bad, surprisingly for CNN, but I had to read the comments. While many are in the same vein – Waah, John McCain cheated – this one stood out for me:Donna A. Reuter, Bremerton, WA August 18th, 2008 1:28 | Read More »

    You are the one McCain is waiting for

    Much virtual ink has been spilled Internet-wide on the problem of Senator McCain’s running mate selection. Policy views, succession, age, experience, home states, and every other conceivable preference are touted by one person or another as essential to the pick.I say they’re all right, and they’re all wrong. You should be John McCain’s running mate in 2008. It’s perfect! You are in a swing state, | Read More »

    Side by side energy policy comparison

    Since this is one of this cycle’s top 5 issues, a brief breakdown in descending order of importance:Offshore drilling – McCain supports in light of energy crisis. Before the energy crisis he opposed it. Obama supports it as of last week, but it is not clear why. He stated that it would be necessary to reach compromise with Republicans. He has since hedged his commitment | Read More »

    Side by side energy policy comparison

    A brief breakdown in approximate descending order of importance:Offshore drilling – McCain supports in light of energy crisis. Before the energy crisis he opposed it. Obama supports it as of last week, but it is not clear why. He stated that it would be necessary to reach compromise with Republicans. He has since hedged his commitment to offshore drilling a bit stating that it should | Read More »

    His list of lies are legion (or 42, at least)

    Well, this is my first diary entry on redstate. I’m a longtime reader at redstate, and I just created my own account here at redstate during the recent switch to 3.0. My usual blog is at www.presidentialcandidates08.blog.com. I continue to be impressed by the bloggers in this community. Due to moves I’ve had the past few years, I’ve had the pleasure of voting against Mark | Read More »

    Free Republic Reporting Obama Chose Bayh

    just picked up off the Free Republic a screenshot someone posted of CNN’s website. The CNN website indicated an aide has stated Democrat Presidential presumptive nominee Barack Obama has picked Indiana junior Senator Evan Bayh to be his Veep choiceIf this is true and thats still a big if what do you guys think? Could Bayh bring Indiana to Obama?

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    Cliché Diplomacy: “Peace Through Speech”

    In wake of revanchist Russia’s invasion of Georgia, a sovereign democracy allied with the United States and Europe, the stunned Bush administration’s response to this failure of “quiet diplomacy” and “engagement” policy with Comrade Putin – he of the soulful eyes – was initially one of stammered clichés, each of which is revelatory, juvenile and injurious.Consequently, to further the cause of liberty and security, we | Read More »

    From Georgia to Georgia

    Everyday this past week, I have watched the news as usual. Everyday I have seen the same four things; Olympics, Georgia Invaded, McCain/Obama, and the hurricane. Not much I can say about a hurricane. I guess I should inset an obligatory congratulation statement for Michael Phelps. So there.The other two news stories, however, fascinate me. Georgia, that’s the one near Russia, is a bit of | Read More »

    An Update on Global Warming

    Given the non-stop barrage of Obama/McCain leading into the conventions the topic of Anthropogenic Global Warming has slipped off the radar screen for pretty much everyone. This is certainly true for the MSM; caught in the throes of a leg tingling big “O”, they can barely stop their panting long enough to remind the public that we are all going to die –soon- from man | Read More »

    Disappointment for Dems: Obama’s veep pick won’t be Daschle

    From the Associated Press: “I did give (them) documents a long time ago, but these matters have been resolved for a long time now as far as I’m concerned,” Daschle told The Associated Press in an interview.Daschle said he doesn’t know who Obama’s pick is, if it’s been decided or when it will be announced. He said he imagines the only person who knows is | Read More »