Wm. Shakespeare discusses Eric Shinseki….
“….That very frankly he confessed his treasons, implored your highness’ pardon and set forth a deep repentance: nothing in his life became him like the leaving it…..” I write this diary early Friday morning with the full expectation that around 5 PM this afternoon, the WH will announce that Eric Shinseki has been fired (allowed to resign) as head of the VA. Shinseki has to | Read More »
A bold move – how Obama can stop the bleeding at the VA and in the WH: name Mitt Romney as head of the VA
Ralph Peters, retired Army Lt. Col and Fox military analyst, whom I greatly admire and respect, has been one of the few public defenders of VA Secretary Shinseki. Peters responds to calls for Shinseki to be replaced with the question “OK. With who?” Fair enough. Though I am loathe to suggest anything that will possibly benefit Obama, the crisis at the VA demands bold, decisive | Read More »
Terrorists at Gitmo get far BETTER access to medical care than do our veterans
It is said that when Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown in 1781, the British Army band played “The World Turned Upside Down.” The Memorial Day weekend will be filled with parades, concerts, and the remembrance of those who have made it possible for us to enjoy our blessed freedoms. As the mess inside the VA continues to unravel, we now learn, via this report on FOX | Read More »
It isn’t what David Scott said about Obama, it’s whatever possessed him to say it that’s worth noting
Yesterday, on the House floor, two Georgia Democrats, David Scott and John Barrow, broke with Obama and called for Shinseki to be fired. He delivered an impassioned, well documented speech cataloging Shinseki’s failures ( though he was unable to pronounce his name correctly) Watch it here; it’s a pip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dUf4S1_xQE He then went on to..yes..openly, passionately, and vehemently criticize Obama for his lack of leadership, | Read More »
McConnell for Senate. OK. Send Mitch a message. Send Mitch $1.00
Erick’s diary yesterday, “McConnell for Senate” is one of the more fascinating reads on Red State in a long time. It ‘s evidence of a wide disparity in how the conservative base views the putative Senate majority leader in waiting. Heck, even the esteemed MODS are in a pickle: streiff: “Personally, I wouldn’t pee up McConnell’s butt if his guts were on fire.” But, after a | Read More »
Forget about the NFL and the NBA: ABC is blatantly racist and homophobic; an investigation is urgently needed
ESPN is a major component of ABC. For several weeks now, those of us who look to sports as an escape from both politics and daily life, have been barraged endlessly with stories about Michael Sam and the NFL, and Donald Sterling and the NBA, and how racist and homophobic we all are. It’s about time for ABC to engage in a little self-examination. ABC | Read More »
Not newsworthy: NY Times’ two FEMALE star columnists ( Maureen Dowd & Gail Collins) take a pass on Jill Abramson’s firing
Well, so much for the sisterhood..It seems that the “war on women” is being choreographed, by, well…women. The biggest story in years about the MSM concerns the kerfluffle at the New York Times about executive editor Jill Abramson’s firing. The “Old Grey Lady” has two star columnists, Gail Collins ( who for a number of years was the editor of the editorial page) and the | Read More »
Bill Clinton is too old to be elected president and hello!!!….. he and Hillary are the same age.
Let’s assume, just for the purposes of this diary.. that Bubba’s political career had somehow paralleled that of California’s governor Moonbeam, Jerry Brown. That is, Clinton did not win the 1992 nomination, and after years of chasing women and trying to make some money, he’d run for governor of Arkansas again ( and yes, yes, I know that Arkansas has absolute term limits – this | Read More »
Resolved: No federal civil service employee should ever again get a bonus. Period.
Quick introductory note: When I pen a diary on Red State, it’s most always about a topic with which I have some knowledge and/or expertise. So let me state up front, and very clearly, that I have ZERO knowledge of the federal civil service system, especially its pay structure. Rather, I’m hoping this will elicit comments from those who can speak accurately on the | Read More »
Erick: What about Delvis Dutton for Georgia’s 12th CD..check out the guy’s ad.
The other day. Erick posted his Georgia picks here: http://www.redstate.com/2014/05/09/my-georgia-picks/ He didn’t recommend people in every race. I know very little about local Georgia politics..but in the 12th CD, to beat Dem John Barrow…who somehow manages to survive again and again, a state senator named Delvis Dutton is running for the GOP nomination. Please check out his ads, they’re 15 second gems….with a great tag | Read More »