If Redstate had a paywall would you subscribe?
I’ve thought for a long time about it and if Redstate had a paywall and/or a subscription plan to be a part of the blog, I would pay for it. I’m thinking somewhere along the lines of $5.00 a year to read only front page articles, $10 a year to read front page and recommended entries as well as comment, and $25 a year to | Read More »
It’s The Social Engineering That’s The Killer
Very short post. On March 1st, I wrote a post , a little tongue-in-cheek, about Energy Secretary Chu’s dustup in his testimony before Congress regarding the Administration’s view of increasing gasoline prices. I wrote: “Why is anyone so surprised that this Administration’s Energy Secretary said what he said and then had to walk back his comments about the Administration wanting the price of gasoline to go | Read More »
Guns and Civility in the United States
Hello everyone. I mean this post as a little bit of a poll and also because I’m willing to take a personal risk if enough people think it’s important that I do so. I’d like to talk in a future post about my experiences owning guns in America, beginning with my early experiences shooting BB guns and pellet guns, my later experiences on a high | Read More »
What’s So Surprising About $8.00/Gallon Gasoline?
As per my usual these days, I’d just like to ask a simple question: Why is anyone so surprised that this Administration’s Energy Secretary said what he said and then had to walk back his comments about the Administration wanting the price of gasoline to go high, stay high, and get higher? And higher, and higher and higher… And higher, until it is as high as | Read More »
A Google Doodle for Gagarin, but not for Glenn
Short post: Today, February 20, 2012 - in addition to being “President’s Day” - is the 50th anniversary of John Glenn’s successful three-orbit mission aboard Friendship 7. He was the first American to orbit the Earth, and anyone with even a cursory appreciation of the history of America’s manned space program knows that it was an urgent and somewhat harrowing mission. There is no Google Doodle celebrating that | Read More »
Three Serious Questions
I have a few serious questions given the outcome of the CPAC straw polling. Jonathan Gruber has just published a cartoon-based graphic novel that purports to explain, in a format everyone can understand, the entirety of Obamacare. You can buy it here for $13.95. Question #1 is simple - why didn’t he publish it for free on the internet if the aim was to make Obamacare as | Read More »
Well Ain’t That a Corker
Romney wins the CPAC straw poll in an almost dead heat with Santorum and Gingrich in a very distant third place and all his money running out. I take it from this and the rest of the CPAC results from the Washington Times that basically, nobody knows ’nuthin. Including the people who direct this blog. Redstate just got thrown under the bus — at CPAC!
I’m taking advantage of the fact that as Kowalski, who on Redstate founded the concept of making long, extemporaneous comments to oneself, I’m allowed occasionally to also write a two or three sentence post as a diary entry. It’s short and sweet: I’ve changed my mind. I’m supporting Newt Gingrich over Romney for President. It’s taken me a long time to come to this decision | Read More »
It’s a simple question: If Obama decided that he was going to lose with Biden as his VP on the ticket, what is the absolute latest date he *COULD* switch Biden for Hillary? I happen to think he could do it as late as August or even right up until the day of the election, but would it be legal that late? Is it legal, in | Read More »
I Hereby Propose A New National Pastime
Ladies and gentlemen, watching the results of the Republican Presidential primary contest the past few weeks has led me to conclude that our national sporting events are sadly outdated. In particular, our National Pastime needs to be radically redefined. We need to replace baseball with my new hybrid sport: “Full-Contact Poker Foot Chess” This will be a hybrid sport that synthesizes the best of full-contact | Read More »
Now for something completely different
Everyone is consumed with the Presidential horse race in this country and there are good reasons why they are. But just for a second, I’d like to comment on a headline on Drudge today, which has ostensibly nothing to do with the race for U.S. President … except in terms of the foreign policy of our current administration. It’s here at the Financial Times: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/5dc3ce02-4059-11e1-9bce-00144feab49a.html The | Read More »
If I Had Dynamite For Brains I Couldn’t Blow My Mind Tonight
Very short, and not recommend worthy, maybe, but a thought tonight on the eve of the Iowa Caucuses, or Iowa Caucii as they’re being called here on Redstate tonight. They’re certainly the most cockeyed caucii I’ve seen in a long time. By Howard Cosell, with posthumous apologies to Howard Cosell. I love you, Howard. Please don’t strike me down. It’s a heck of question to | Read More »
I’m endorsing three candidates [Updated]
[I made a couple of minor edits and fleshed it out a bit more. The overall arc is the same.] Here is where I go off the rails and tell people that I’ve finally decided on which candidate I like the best and tell them whom to vote for. I’ve decided to endorse three of them, in this order: 1) Rick Perry, current Governor of | Read More »
Will Chelsea Clinton Run For President Now?
I think after watching her performance in her newfound (apparently an epiphany after all the years of avoiding being contacted by the media) role, that it’s perfectly clear: Chelsea Clinton is going to run for President in 2016 or 2020. Yes, we’re off to a slow start, it’s a boring start, but Amanpour has already stepped down and now Chelsea Clinton gets out of the | Read More »
That sounds like a trick question from Johnny Dangerously…
Human Events is running an ad here on this site that invites people to take a survey about Herman Cain’s candidacy. Fine, as far as that goes, but why does the first question have to be complete nonsense and totally unanwserable the way it’s phrased? Here’s the question: Herman Cain has recently come under fire for sexual harrassment allegations that have surfaced from his days | Read More »
Is the “Eurozone Crisis” a Money Pump?
The markets fall several hundred points in a day. Today the DJIA is down more than 3%. Then tomorrow, or the day after tomorrow, they’ll rise. Then they’ll fall precipitously as everyone swoons 500 points over the next phase of the Eurozone crisis. Then they’ll rise again as better news emerges – for a day or two, as the news of a new deal in | Read More »
I’ve been watching this whole Herman Cain/Rick Perry/Mitt Romney/Anonymous Donks fracas over the past few days on my cellphone and I have something to say finally. First of all, I’ve been watching it on my cellphone (Samsung Galaxy S, Android over Verizon, nice phone, works great, cheap) because my power has been out since last Saturday. It was finally restored 20 minutes ago and I | Read More »
Time to Support the Good Guys
Ladies and gentlemen of Redstate, this is going to be my last post [scratch that, I have the feeling this is just getting started] on this debt ceiling/cap/balance subject. I only have a few words to say and I hope that any lack of eloquence on my part doesn’t reflect negatively on the importance of the matter we have before us at this moment. It’s | Read More »
Isn’t Social Security supposed to be completely funded?
I just have a simple question. One of the things Geithner has done during the past couple of weeks while mentioning “coffers” is to insinuate that the United States Government can’t be “guaranteed” to have enough money to fund next month’s issuance of Social Security checks. Does that money really exist there? If not, where did that money go? If Geithner and Obama’s threat not | Read More »
Lemonade For America – A Nonprofit Corporation
Just a short post: We keep hearing about all these lemonade stands around the country being shut down by bureaucrats in municipalities because the kids haven’t obtained the requisite permitting. It’s a shame, because running a lemonade stand in the summertime is something that children have traditionally done to introduce themselves to entrepreneurship and running a business – they’re being held back by the red | Read More »