BREAKING NEWS: Texas primary moves to winner-take-all?
“Winner-take-all” would make the May 29th Texas Republican primary perhaps somewhat relevant. The RNC must get it done right now. On Wednesday, I posted here “I’m a Republican in Texas and I’d like to cast a meaningful vote in a presidential primary.” One comment was titled “100% agree nomination process is messed up.” Another comment was titled “Re: Non Republican states end up picking our | Read More »
I’m a Republican in Texas and I’d like to cast a meaningful vote in a presidential primary
It’s over?!? This happened four years ago. It was over. John McCain was the candidate. I was told to rally around John McCain because I had no choice. And I did rally around John McCain. Now, I’m told to rally around Mitt Romney, because… …someone else chose him for me. Texas is a large Republican state, and Texans don’t count? Maybe I want to vote | Read More »
“Never to keep an unnecessary soldier”: Rachel Maddow’s new book misquotes Thomas Jefferson
MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow has a new book out called Drift. I won’t review it because I’d have to buy it. The Soros-funded Media Matters assigns 10 people to each Glenn Beck book, but I’ll just have to go by her Amazon.com book description: “One of my favorite ideas is, never to keep an unnecessary soldier,” Thomas Jefferson wrote in 1792. Neither Jefferson nor the other | Read More »
SHEEPLE UPDATE: Austin (TX) drivetime newsradio host has never heard of the NDAA
“What that?” — Jeff Ward, afternoon radio host, Newsradio KLBJ, Austin, TX, on Friday, January 20, 2012, when asked about the NDAA. We tend to think that everyone knows about the self-imposed destruction this country is going through. I know all the Obama scandals on blogs such as this one and many more. And then something like this happens, and you realize that the media, | Read More »
Stephen Colbert, please end your “Republican candidacy” now
In about an hour from now, Stephen Colbert (of Comedy Central) will make a major announcement. It’s already been leaked–he’s giving his PAC to Jon Stewart and Colbert is forming an exploratory committee to run for president in the Republican primaries. Big mistake, Stephen. You’re not running, so get out and stay out now. Yes, Colbert it polling one percentage point ahead of Jon Huntsman | Read More »
Tom Turkey (NOT named by Ben Franklin after Thomas Jefferson)
Happy Thanksgiving to all. On my blog (the food glossary, not the political glossary), I just added the origin of “tom turkey.” A myth has it that the bird was given this name by Ben Franklin, who wanted the turkey to be our national bird and (after losing out to the bald eagle) nicknamed the turkey after Thomas Jefferson. Just to set everyone straight: Entry | Read More »
Mitch McConnell called the tea party hostage-takers, so the left now has a free pass?
The lack of “civility” on the left has been stunning. Tea partiers have been called “hostage-takers” and “terrorists”–something REAL terrorists are never called. But does the left now have a free pass at their insults, care of Mitch McConnell? Much-cited has been this Mitch McConnell quote in the August 2nd Washington Post: In debt deal, the triumph of the old Washington (…) Out at the | Read More »
Political Sandwich Lexicon (Sh-t, Turd, Crap, Satan)
There is now a growing political sandwich lexicon. These entries are in the political glossary section of my website (barrypopik.com). The sandwiches all mean eating or accepting something unpalatable. SH-T SANDWICH “Sh-t sandwich” has been cited in print since at least 1966. TURD SANDWICH The “turd andwich” was popularized by the October 27, 2004 “Douche and Turd” episode of Comedy Central’s South Park. In March | Read More »
“Dinner with Barack and Joe” — nobody won?
Did anyone win “Dinner with Barack and Joe”? Was this an illegal lottery? Can any RedState reader. or any state attorney general, or RNC chair Reince Priebus help me? As some of you may know, the contest closed June 30th, the winners were supposedly chosen on July 7th, and the winners should have been announced July 22nd (about a week ago), According to the official | Read More »
CORRECTING MSNBC’S RACHEL MADDOW: Does Wisconsin really have seven towns named after labor unions?
Does Wisconsin really have seven towns named “Union,” all named after labor unions? Rachel Maddow mentioned this twice on MSNBC, so it surely must be true. From Wikipedia: Union is the name of some places in the U.S. state of Wisconsin: Union, Burnett County, Wisconsin, a town Union, Door County, Wisconsin, a town Union, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin, a town Union, Pierce County, Wisconsin, a | Read More »