Irving Berlin was, well, absolutely 100% “right”….
Bill S. has an interesting front page diary…”Our New National Anthem…..” which most of your have hopefully read. And apropos of that headline, I thought you’d all enjoy this fascinating footnote about “God Bless America,” which many believe is our “de facto” anthem. Much of the story is well known. How Irving Berlin wrote it during WW I, didn’t think much of it, stuck it | Read More »
Understanding Syria: The enemy of my enemy is STILL, and will always, be MY enemy.
Well, since the Obama administration believes that all terrorist incidents are basically criminal activities, they now profess to have sufficient proof that the Assad regime has in fact used chemical weapons in the civil war in Syria. McCain and others are pushing for far greater US intervention and involvement, and while Obama’s nature is probably to avoid getting involved, it may be a perfect storm | Read More »
Erick..if you’re still looking for some good candidates..invite Becky Gerritson to Red State 2013, then have her announce for the Senate race in 2016.
We all sat spellbound watching the testimony of individuals who were harassed by the IRS, as the agency targeted conservative groups. The most compelling comments came from Becky Gerritson, the self described “born free American woman, wife, mother, and citizen,” who heads the Wetumpka, Alabama Tea Party. She eloquently told the House panel that tens of millions of Americans believe that government has “forgotten its | Read More »
The pros and cons of allowing the House committees to continue to their investigations, vs. a Select Committee, vs. a Special Prosecutor(s)
As the Obama scandals continue to unfold, almost every article or broadcast segment now seems to included some politician calling for a Special Prosecutor. I’ve followed events closely on Red State, and elsewhere, but I’ve yet to see a cogent discussion of the merits, and pitfalls of each approach. I am NOT a lawyer, and no expert on these matters, but I thought I would | Read More »
Hey MSM, here’s a thought: Demand that the meetings with Holder be open, broadcast on C-span
We learn today that AG Eric Holder, acting on instructions from Obama, will, over the next few days, meet with news media chiefs to discuss the DoJ’s policies for issuing media subpoenas. These meetings will be a precusor to more in depth discussions over the upcoming weeks. Which MSM willl be participating has yet to be announced. Well, since it appears that the administration has | Read More »
An open letter to George Will: Time to save your reputation, and possibly your soul, and quit “This Week”
Dear George, I like you. I really do. I’ve long admired your intellect, your historical perspective on current events, your superb gifts as a writer. And the bow-ties. And of course, your passion for baseball, the one truly great American past-time. I know that you occasionally ( or perhaps more often than that) exasperate many of my fellow conservatives, but I’m inclined to cut you | Read More »
Back to the Future: The “modified, limited hang out,” c. 2013
Anyone who remembers Watergate is familiar with the phrase “modified limited hang out.” Among those who practice the public relations-propaganda black arts, a “hang out” is a misdirection technique that releases previously unknown, and damaging information ( usually with an accompanying apology and a promise to “never, never” do it again) in order to deflect attention away from something that is much worse and far | Read More »
Does Victoria Nuland have pictures of everyone in DC in bed with a) dead prostitutes, b) little boys, or c) chickens?
Victoria Nuland’s role in shaping the Benghazi talking points is coming under much more scrutiny, as the scandal unfolds. She was obviously attempting to “please her building” ( that’s Hillary) and help concoct, and construct, the lies. She knows who gave the orders. But far more fascinating is the lady herself. It appears that her only allegiance is to whomever is in power, and signs | Read More »
Does the esteemed National Journal even know who is the governor of Louisiana?
There’s a long feature article by Adam Kushner in the National Journal, The Cajun Comeback, about New Orleans since Katrina. The article opens with a peek at a class at Sci Academy, a charter school, and the progress its students are making. It then begins a broader assessment of New Orleans since the hurricane; what’s working, and what isn’t. There are several quotes from New | Read More »
The really big question about “Benghazigate”: If it explodes, will Obama throw Clinton under the bus?
Monday evening, FOX news broke the story that several survivors of the attack on the embassy in Benghazi were hiring lawyers and attempting to secure whistle-blower status. At yesterday’s press conference, we were treated to the spectacle of Obama lying through his teeth, gazing at FOX’s Ed Henry, and claiming that he wasn’t aware of that report. He’d obviously been busily engaged in extensive Oval | Read More »