What if, for 50 years AFTER Columbus discovered America, there had been no more expeditions to the New World?
June 3rd is the 50th anniversary of Ed White’s space walk during Gemini 4. White, who was tragically killed a few years later during an Apollo training exercise, along with Gus Grissom and Roger Chaffee, became the first American to perform an EVA. If you’ve forgotten, or weren’t born then, enjoy the video: A few years later, we landed on the moon. The entire | Read More »
UPDATED: A suggestion for the 6-10 Republicans who are about to be excluded from the FOX debate: hold you own debate the next day
Note: Jay Cost at The Weekly Standard as a column out today, 5/23, “Ten is too few” which discusses many of the points I raised below. Well worth reading. And note his comments about the recent epic fails of polls. We’re just getting reports about how FOX, which is hosting the first GOP presidential debate, is going to handle the “problem” of having too many candidates. | Read More »
Why several House Democrats are entering kamikaze Senate primaries
Seane Trende, the superb election analyst at Real Clear Politics, yesterday released a new column, The GOP Is the Strongest It’s Been in Decades. Though parts are highly technical, it’s well worth reading, and should encourage conservatives. But if you don’t want to risk an attack of MEGO (My Eyes Glaze Over) it’s easy to see positive proof of Trende’s, well, trend..in the actions of three | Read More »
Why does it take 12 State Dep’t staffers working full time 13 months to review 55,000 emails, when Hillary had a few aides review 125,000 emails in a few weeks?
Someone really needs to remind Hillary: When you find yourself in a hole, stop digging. Except she can’t. The hits just keep on coming. Yesterday, the NY Times revealed emails from a second, secret email account, except that her lawyer said it wasn’t used while she was SecState. Except it was. Now, the State Dept has asked a federal judge, who is handling several lawsuits | Read More »
Updated: RNC is STUPID!! How to solve the problem of a large field of candidates in the early GOP presidential debates
PLEASE GO TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS DIARY FOR THE UPDATE, which demonstrates RNC stupidity ( Reince…tell us WHY you’re agreeing to this) **************************************************************** The NY Times, and other members of the MSM, are now busy wondering just what the RNC is going to do with all those presidential candidates when the debates start. Well, actually, that’s not quite right. More likely they’re busy chortling | Read More »
After Hillary loses in 2016, what’s the future of the Democrat Party?
Among the silliest books ever published are those that attempt to extrapolate a single event into a semi-apocalyptic vision of the future. Kevin Phillips did so in 1969 with “The Emerging Republican Majority.” Not to be outdone, in 2003, John Judas produced “The Emerging Democratic Majority.” My personal “favorite,” as one who spent a career in the financial services industry, is James Glassman’s 2000 | Read More »
Triage. A proposed first-step solution for the nation’s “Baltimores.” But is it a conservative solution?
If we look at the utter mess that is Baltimore, and the total failure of decades of liberal policies that have all but destroyed the black family in this country, and given rise to dozens of “Baltimores” in other urban city areas (see: Detroit, Philadelphia, Newark, Atlanta, Chicago, etc…) at first glance, it seems an all-but-impossible situation to solve. There’s an inclination among some, if | Read More »
Chairman Gowdy: You MUST change the questioning procedure when Hillary testifies
It’s just been reported that Hillary Clinton will appear before the House Select Committee on Benghazi this month. She has refused Gowdy’s request to appear twice, the first time in a closed door session. Obviously, she has a strategy in mind. I don’t know what will come of it, as Gowdy has stated that he must first have ALL the relevant emails before she can | Read More »
Chris Christie is the Republicans’ secret weapon in 2016
In order to guarantee that Hillary Clinton loses the 2016 election, is it imperative that Chris Christie remain a reasonably viable candidate for the GOP nomination. Why, you ask? Easy. Christie can be one of the most effective weapons Republicans can deploy against Hillary. Both Christie and Hillary have a lot in common. Both have been accused of doing bad stuff. Christie, of organizing an | Read More »
New slogan for Baltimore: “Black lives don’t matter to blacks who already got their ‘piece of the pie.’ “
Remember “The Jeffersons?” “Movin’ on up…” Protesters in Ferguson, Baltimore, and elsewhere tell us that “Black Lives Matter.” To prove their point, they riot, loot, pillage, destroy. OOPSIE! Baltimore is a majority black city. The mayor, police commissioner, and city council are all black, as is most of the top administration of the school system, and the fire department. And it’s been that way | Read More »