“Pour encourager les autres!! (Why we must hunt RINOs to extinction!)
The full quote is from Voltaire’s “Candide” (1759) and refers to the court martial, and execution of the British Admiral Byng in 1757: “Dans ce pays-ci, il est bon de temps en temps un amiral pour encourager les autres!” “In this country (England) from time to time it is good to kill an admiral, to encourage the others.” Indeed, after Napoleon was captured and exiled | Read More »
What do Tiger Woods and Hillary Clinton have in common?
Actually, quite a lot. OK..I’ll cut to the chase early. It’s the gosh-darn inevitability thing. In 2008, when Tiger Woods won the US Open, it was his 14th “major” golf victory, and already they were attempting to guess just when he’d win his 19th major, and break the career record held by Jack Nicklaus. Indeed, back then if you were inclined to place a bet..the | Read More »
Pigs fly!!! Media Matters’ David Brock supports Reince Preibus; calls on CNN and NBC to drop plans for miniseries on Hillary Clinton
Pigs do fly! A stopped clock is right twice a day! Even a blind pig can find an acorn! This week’s sign that the apocalypse is NOT upon us as yet? I truly don’t know what to think, let alone say about this. I’m well and truly gobsmacked. Yesterday, conservatives were generally cheering RNC head Reince Preibus’ demand that CNN and NBC scrub heir planned | Read More »
Tom Cotton for Senate in 2014, and then for President in 2016
I thought I’d let my fellow Red Staters in on a little secret. British bookmakers have for years offered odds on American elections. Right now, it is actually possible to place a bet with a UK bookie that one of the following persons will in fact be the next president of the United States: Clint Eastwood, Eva Longoria, Chelsea Clinton, George Clooney, Alec Baldwin, Karl | Read More »
If Riley Cooper is getting a time-out from the Eagles, then why wasn’t “Sheets” Byrd “suspended” from the Senate?
Philadelphia Eagles WR Riley Cooper is having a really, really rotten week. A while back. while attending a Kenny Chesney concert, a very drunk Cooper was caught on camera saying the dreaded “N” word, while referring angrily to a black security guard. The video has since surfaced, and Cooper has become the left’s new poster boy for all that is supposedly wrong in evil, racist, | Read More »
Santayana, Schlieffen, and Moltke on the current state of the Republican party.
Anyone familiar with the writings of George Santayana might well believe that he was a latter-day Nostradamus whose particular area of expertise was the state of the current Republican Party. Consider, if you would, these especially relevant comments: “Sanity is madness put to good uses.” “A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.” “Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.” | Read More »
This month’s sign that the apocalypse is indeed upon us: Black Caucus wants Sheila Jackson Lee to head Homeland Security
Red State’s often unappreciated, and greatly underpaid moderators constantly remind us NOT to post diaries diaries consisting of just a few words, but there are in fact times when WORDS JUST FAIL This is one of those times. Just in case you missed it, from The Daily Caller: “The Houston Chronicle reported that Black Caucus chair Marcia Fudge wrote to Obama, asking that he appoint | Read More »
About that Wyoming GOP primary: Liz Cheney already has a big win!
As Democrats and the MSM rejoice in GOP intramural politics, attempting to convince themselves that the Republicans are replicating the rift between Henry VIII and the Pope; one fascinating fact is being completely overlooked: Liz Cheney already has points on the board. Consider the timeline: Cheney makes her formal announcement on July 16, not mentioning Enzi by name, but instead talking about the need for | Read More »
Could Detroit’s bankruptcy lead to the eventual privatization of Social Security?
Nothing happens in a vacuum, especially Detroit’s bankruptcy. If we apply a Richter scale-like measurement to the aggregate condition of the fiscal state of our governments at all levels (local, state, and federal) and define the maximum shock to the system as a 9.0, then what happened in Detroit last week is at best a 1.0 tremor. But it is most definitely a precursor, of | Read More »
Ed Koch: “How’m I doing?…….Anthony Weiner: “Who’m I doing?”
Anthony Weiner should immediately drop out of the race for Mayor of NYC, and move his family to Detroit, and run for mayor there. It’s a perfect campaign slogan: “Motor Mouth for the Motor City.” The citizens of Detroit will embrace Weiner, because he has succeeded in deflecting public attention from their problems. But alas, Weiner won’t drop out (for now)…which is too bad, because | Read More »