How soon before Obama takes the ice bucket challenge?
The ice bucket challenge, to raise awareness and funds for ALS research, is sweeping the nation. It’s been wildly successful in raising money. For those who have spent the last few weeks in hibernation and/or Rio Linda, it involves : a) filming yourself getting doused with a bucket of ice water b) writing a check to help fund research to defeat ALS c) challenging friends(s) | Read More »
Obviously, no one inside the Obama White House has ever heard of “Operation Eagle Claw”
Ah, the plight of all those oh-not-so-smart people inside the Obama White House. The ones in charge of our national security. The ones who write, and then redact, emails and talking points. The types whose qualifications include an MFA in creative writing ( which is in and of itself a sad comment) Seems the WH felt, in light of the release of the horrific video | Read More »
Reflections on James Foley, Daniel Pearl, Lee Rigby, Theo van Gogh, Fabrizio Quattrocchi, and the next person to call for closing Gitmo
Upon reading of the beheading of American journalist James Foley, I immediately thought of Daniel Pearl, the WSJ reporter killed in the same horrific manner in 2002. Yet curiously, in all the coverage about Foley, I didn’t see one reference to Pearl. We forget. Sometimes we choose to forget; other times we do so purposely, because the truth is far to painful to contemplate. And | Read More »
Let’s take a moment to contemplate the exquisitely delicious tableaux that will be the 2016 Democrat convention.
Remember how Bubba upstaged Gore’s moment in 2000..that excruciatingly long walk through the bowels of the Staples Center….the entire stroll aired on national TV….Clinton’s monumental ego on display… Here’s a brief clip ( scroll down the page) http://cltampa.com/dailyloaf/archives/2012/09/04/revisiting-bill-clintons-classic-walk-to-the-podium-at-the-2000-dnc-in-la#.U_R5GRtOMt4 Let’s assume that in the summer of 2016, Hillary has secured the Democrat nomination, and Obama has continued to plummet in the polls, as the situations at | Read More »
A suggestion for the “Democrat wing of the Democrat party” on how to handle Hillary’s putative candidacy
Democrats and the MSM have long been fond of telling we Republicans what we need to do..nay MUST do..in order to keep our party viable. So I thought I’d return the favor with a simple, modest suggestion on how Democrats should handle Hillary..the 800 lb gorilla in the room…will she or won’t she run? Right now, she’s frozen the race…sitting back..giving speeches for big $$..hawking | Read More »
Should the US Constitution be amended to raise the age of eligibility to be President?
The Framers in their wisdom decided that having attained 35 years of age ( and hopefully, experience) was sufficient to be elected president. This is a non-partisan analysis…but OK..before I get to the core of my thesis, let’s state the obvious. If the age of eligibility had been changed to, say, 50, the nation would have been spared Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. To paraphrase | Read More »
Does Ted Cruz have a better chance to become Speaker of the House than President?
Please note that I didn’t ask in which office you would prefer to see Cruz serve. For 99.99% of Red Staters, the answer is a given: we’d all love to see him as our next President. I myself signed up several months ago to draft him, paid my $25, and have the bumper sticker on my car. But happily watching how Cruz has defended, motivated | Read More »
Will every GOP 2016 presidential candidate run promising to REVERSE Obama’s executive order on amnesty?
It seems that daily we hear reports, rumors, leaks that sometime in the near future, Obama will pick up his pen and sign an unconstitutional executive order which will amnesty several million illegals. The thing about executive orders is just that: they are executive orders, and not laws, and are thus subject to cancellation by the next president. One of the first actions Obama took | Read More »
What if Hamas chartered a liner, put 1,000+ Palestinian kids aboard, and sailed for NYC?
Author’s mea culpa ( and some necessary background perspective): I admit it. I used to like George Will. There, I said it. I always did. Maybe it’s because we share a love for the great game of baseball, America’s national pastime. So much so that more than a year ago, I posted a diary on Red State: “An open letter to George Will: Time to | Read More »
In case you hadn’t noticed ( or forgotten);Thad Cochran is in line to be the next chair of the Senate Appropriations committee
Much has been written about the contested Mississippi GOP primary. How Haley Barbour and the GOPe..along with their K street pals… will do anything to hang onto power, etc…. As one who has followed the primary in Mississippi carefully for months, I suddenly realized that one simple fact has rarely, if ever been mentioned: If Thad Cochran is re-elected, and the GOP takes control of | Read More »