From Keyboard to County Board: Taking Back Your Country
I’ve never been noted for my brevity, but I’m going to attempt to keep this short so that ya’ll will actually read it. Folks, the country we love is in deep kimchee. We’re spending our children’s and grandchildren’s money like it’s ours. We have a President who believes that he can defy court orders at will (cf. among others, the Gulf oil moratorium) and whose | Read More »
A Matter of Honor
As many of you know, my Father was buried this past Monday (and I would be remiss if I didn’t take this opportunity to thank all of you for the overwhelming response my tribute to him received. I wrote it because I believed in my heart he deserved it; the response was beyond anything I could have ever imagined. I wept while I penned it; | Read More »
Yesterday, An American Hero Was Buried
Yesterday, at 11:00 a.m., the United States of America buried one of its heroes. Most likely you missed this event, for his death wasn’t covered by the Mainstream News Media; it wasn’t recorded on the front page of the country’s “Newspaper of Record”; and there were no foreign dignitaries in attendance. Not a single reporter found the event noteworthy enough to place it on his | Read More »
Open Letter to Mitch McConnell: “Hell no, I won’t give you any more money.”
The hardest thing about penning this diary is this introductory part here where I have to come out of the closet and reveal for the first time publicly that I actually gave Mitch McConnell a donation in the 2008 election cycle. (RedStaters, please forgive me for I knew not what I was doing). Ya see, due to Mitch’s ardent fight against the McCain-Feingold abomination, I | Read More »
A Time for Choosing…and in MN’s Gubernatorial Race, the Choice Couldn’t be Clearer.
In what is shaping up as a wave election for limited-government Republicans, there has been no shortage of high-profile gubernatorial races throughout this country: Kasich vs Strickland in OH; Scott vs Sink in FL; Whitman vs Brown in CA; Perry vs White in TX; etc. But one race, for whatever reason, seems to have flown beneath the radar: the race for governor of Minnesota. That’s unfortunate | Read More »
The Incoming Wave Must Take Out a Walz, MN-CD1
[promoted from the diaries by haystack-good work in here eburke... more of these please folks?!] Barring a miracle (or unprecendented vote fraud) it would appear that the reign of Nancy “We Have to Pass the Bill to Find Out What’s in the Bill” Pelosi will be washed out to sea on November 2nd by a wave of voter discontent with the far-left policies of the Pelosi-Reid-Obama cabal. | Read More »
“Ya Gotta Know When to Fold ‘Em” – An Open Letter to Jason Allen
Dear Jason, It’s often been said (at least in Texas where I grew up) that anything and everything you needed to know about life could be found in the lyrics of Country music. Now, like most sayings, it’s not true all the time, but that doesn’t mean there’s not at least a kernel or two of truth to it. Been thinking a lot about one of | Read More »
Lessons Learned from Tuesday’s Primary Results
The August 3rd primaries in Michigan, Missouri and Kansas gave political junkies yet another opportunity to peer into the mind and psyche of the American electorate. So…what fresh, new insights did last night’s results give us? Well, if you ever wondered whether or not your vote makes a difference, or whether you should really send out that email to your list of friends and relatives shilling | Read More »
It’s Not the End. It’s Not Even the Beginning of the End.
Originally posted at 73wire.com What a difference eighteen months makes. In November, 2008, the Republican Party was left for dead at the side of the road with mainstream press organs pontificating about the causes of its permanent demise. Today? Even the LeftStreamMedia is acknowledging that a Republican takeover of the House isn’t just a possibility, it’s a likelihood and the latest LSM meme is that | Read More »
The Forgotten Race(s)
There have been about a gajillion bytes-worth of pontificating and prognositicating as to whom will control the House of Representatives after the November elections. In fact, last week even Rapid Robert Gibbs felt compelled to enter the fray. Well, at least until The Bay Area Beauty, aka Nancy Pelosi, stepped in to, ahem, “encourage” Mr. Gibbs to speak more kindly of the Dem chances. And | Read More »
Taking the President at His Word
Last week, Robert Gibbs, feckless Press Secretary for Barack Obama, experienced first-hand the fiery wrath of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. Gibbs’s impertinent act? Having the audacity to aver verbally and publicly that which virtually every pundit and politico knows in their hearts: the Dems are going to take a beating this fall and that it’s quite likely they could lose control of the | Read More »
Mike Castle: Meet Charlie Crist
On May 5, 2009, a little known Speaker of the House from Florida by the name of Marco Rubio announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate. The media yawned, the pundits rolled their eyes, and the National Republican Senatorial Committee endorsed and slobbered over Gov. Charlie Crist as the “best chance to hold this seat” candidate. Meanwhile, Marco soared all the way to the low | Read More »
When a Picture’s Worth 488 Words
Mike Castle is the presumptive nominee for the GOP senatorial seat in Deleware this fall, or at least that’s what conventional wisdom says. That’s what the power brokers say. And that’s what the MainStreamMedia says. The same folks who insisted that the road back for the GOP lay with Arlen Specter, Charlie Crist, Trey Grayson and Tim Bridgewater are now saying that only Mike Castle | Read More »
Ensuring the “Grand Debacle”
Earlier this week in an interview with Politico re: the 2010 mid-terms, Joe Biden, he of sophomoric wit, brevity and intellect, opined that he didn’t really see what everyone was getting all uptight about. According to the king of plagiarism, he didn’t foresee any “grand debacle” engulfing his Party this November. Now Joe’s not exactly noted for being the most humble guy in the world…nor | Read More »
Is the Impossible Possible?
It has become acceptable except amongst the most ardent of Kool-Aid drinkers in the MainStreamMedia to discuss the possibility that the Republicans might just (gasp) regain control of the House in the Fall elections. However, discussion of actually taking over the Senate in addition to the House has generally been reserved for those of ardent conservative fervor or those under the influence of controlled and | Read More »
If at First You Don’t Succeed….
NY-23. You remember NY-23. You know, the place where the nascent Tea Party movement first spread its political wings and flexed it’s political muscle. The place where 11 GOP county chairman sat behind closed doors and anointed a candidate so liberal that the Democrat candidate actually positioned himself as the conservative in the race. NY-23. The place where prominent conservative Republicans bucked the “Establishment” and | Read More »
The Outlaw Josie Wales – Act One, Scene One….Sending Lt. Col. (ret.) Jim Engstrand to Congress
“These are the times that try men’s souls”. Thus penned Thomas Paine in December of 1776. How applicable these words are today as we survey what the presidency of Barak Obama hath wrought over the past 14 months. The One, and his Marxist Minions, have embarked on the takeover of private corporations and entire sectors of our economy, mounted an unprecedented assault on the Constitution, | Read More »
Climb back in off the ledge folks…you need to make room for Nancy.
Ok, boys & girls, I know these last 72 hours have been gutwrenching. The future of the Republic may hang in the balance. The Fabian Dems are throwing everything including the kitchen sink at this unconstitutional takeover of 1/6th of the American economy and their lapdogs in the media are dutifully lapping up the vomit they are spewing and spitting it right back out at | Read More »
“Health Care Reform”…and Pearl Harbor
So last night, shortly before retiring for the evening with Mrs. Burke, I did my usual last-minute nightly check of RedState, The Hill and FireDogLake whereupon I came across the announcement that there appeared to be an agreement between our favorite Botox Babe and Rep. Stupak on his abortion concerns. So, of course, I did the logical thing and decided it was a great time | Read More »
Ok, Somebody Go Pop a Whole Bunch of Popcorn…
….’cause this is gonna be fun. The Hill is reporting that Pelosi is close to reaching an agreement with Stupak to give him a separate vote on his abortion resolution (called an ‘enrollment resolution) which would instruct the Senate clerk to change the language in the Senate bill to match that of the House. Aside from the minor details as to whether this is | Read More »