Yep, it’s Vietnam…
I’m posting this without comment because every sentence I can come up with right now has the half-word “mother” in it and I respect the posting guidelines. I also suspect I would be visited by the Secret Service. From today’s Investor’s Business Daily… On the battlefield, our troops are increasingly constrained by legalistic rules of engagement. Case in point: On Tuesday, four U.S. Marines and | Read More »
Racism I tell you, it’s unadulterated, viscous racism.
And the LA Times agrees. Among white Democrats, Obama’s job approval rating has dropped 11 points since his 100-days mark in April, according to surveys by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press. It has dropped by 9 points among white independents and whites over 50, and by 12 points among white women — all groups that will be targeted by both | Read More »
No wonder our government is in a fiscal mess.
From the enemy’s heartland comes a piece of brilliance by Robert Samuelson. Mr. Samuelson is a big time economist and political writer who has worked at the heartland since 1969. From today’s column on the explosion of federal debt… Until recently, the borrowings, though usually undesirable, were not alarming. But the recession and an aging population signify that we have crossed a threshold where actual | Read More »
Just another reason I love Dick Cheney.
HT to the smartest guys around at PowerLine… From FoxNews Sunday with Chris Wallace. WALLACE: You don’t get the choice to make it 20/20 hindsight. In 2007-2008, was it a mistake not to take out [the Iranian nuclear] program? CHENEY: I think it was very important that the military option be on the table. I thought that negotiations couldn’t possibly succeed unless the Iranians really | Read More »
FYI for those of you who think Arizona is a “red” state…
Folks always seem to pop up and wonder how John McCain can get reelected in a “red” state like Arizona. Well, maybe because it’s not so “red” after all. Aside from pointing out the makeup of our current House Delegation, there’s the statewide election thingy. A couple of quick historical facts: 1. Jon Kyl replaced Dennis Deconcini, a Democrat. 2. Our current Governor replaced Janet | Read More »
Damn you John McCain.
From today’s New York Times. Wading into the debate on a national health care plan, Senator John McCain said on Sunday that one way for Democrats and Republicans to reach a compromise would be for President Obama to abandon a government-run insurance program for the nation’s 49 million uninsured. OK, so you refused to put up a fight for the Presidency and gave it to | Read More »
Gathering a head of steam…
Hat tip to the Weekly Standard Blog. Here’s the cover of the latest National Review… Marco’s got a real shot, from John J. Miller’s cover story… The primary is closed, which means that only registered Republicans can participate. Turnout probably will be low, which increases the importance of conservative activists. Rubio also has started to attract national attention. Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina and | Read More »
Thank you Erick (and probably Neil)!!
For the past while I could click on a comment or a diary, go brew a cup of coffee – sometimes I could have run to the store, bought coffee, came home and brewed it – come back to my computer and read articles from the Washington Times while waiting for Redstate. And my favorite was writing a detailed comment hitting publish and… well, you | Read More »
Another pebble on the pile.
This morning Moe writes about the free-fall in tax receipts that the Democrats have brought us. We’ve seen any number of diaries over the last week talking about the heat Congresscritters are taking for trying to nationalize health care. Actually, the US Congress nationalized health care in 1968 under a previous Socialist, Lyndon Johnson. President Johnson was highly successful in laying the groundwork for our | Read More »
Rep. Doggett: you’re not alone.
From the diaries, by Erick. As noted below, Rep Lloyd Doggett of TX got his head handed to him talking to his constituents back home in the most liberal part of Texas. He’s not alone. Panzeramic has a whole series of videos from an Arlen Specter event with [HHS Secretary] Kathleen Sebelius in Philly. Here’s my favorite… Check out the site, they’ve got a bunch | Read More »
Blue on blue…
From SFGate… Mayor Gavin Newsom’s rumored plan to force out the Latino director of the Human Rights Commission and move contracting oversight functions to another city department shows a total disregard for businesses that are not part of the “old boys network” and is part of a pattern in his administration of propping up the status quo, minority groups and businesses said this week. Those | Read More »
Yeah, well like, prolly if we all went to school in, like, California…
See more funny videos and funny pictures at CollegeHumor. Kinda makes you want to shoot an educator, doesn’t it. I hate diaries that don’t have much in the way of author commentary, but really, there’s not much left to be said. HT HotAir
Who are “The American People”?
From the diaries by Caleb The President has a big problem. BIG problem. And, down deep in my soul I think this problem is going to make the current state of the economy look pretty good. Ten or fifteen percent unemployment will be no big deal. As I noted in a diary yesterday, a US soldier has been taken prisoner in Afghanistan by the Taliban. | Read More »
OK Mr. Commander-in-Chief. Time to Put Up.
From the Associate Press… WASHINGTON – The American soldier who went missing June 30 from his base in eastern Afghanistan and was later confirmed to have been captured, appeared on a video posted Saturday to a Web site by the Taliban, two U.S. defense officials said. The soldier is shown in the 28-minute video with his head shaved and the start of a beard. He | Read More »
OK, so I agree with Obama on this one.
HT to Ed Morrissey at HotAir… Jake Tapper caught this one. On This Week with George Stephanopoulos on Sunday, Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., said of the $787 billion stimulus package, “the reality is it hasn’t helped yet. Only about 6.8 percent of the money has actually been spent. What I proposed is, after you complete the contracts that are already committed, the things that are | Read More »
And, speaking of interesting…
And don’t let be said I don’t have food for all the ‘bots, from WCVB Channel 5 in Boston… BOSTON — Three years after the inception of Massachusetts’ landmark health reform legislation, which required every citizen to buy insurance, NewsCenter 5’s Ed Harding wondered what former Gov. Mitt Romney, a key political architect of the plan, thought of its progress. Call it protecting his legacy, | Read More »
Gosh, won’t this be interesting…
From Sunday’s Washington Times… ANCHORAGE, Alaska | Brushing aside the criticisms of pundits and politicos, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said she plans to jump immediately back into the national political fray — stumping for conservative issues and even Democrats — after she prematurely vacates her elected post at month’s end. [...] “I will go around the country on behalf of candidates who believe in the | Read More »
It’s the “Golden State” no more…
Well folks, if you’re doing business with the State of California or if you’ve got a California State income tax refund due, you won’t be seeing anything that resembles what the US Constitution refers to as “legal tender”. The state is now issuing “IOUs” in lieu of payment. In fairness to Arnie and the Marxists in the CA legislature it’s been done once before, in | Read More »
THIS is what “Conservatism” looks like in real life.
First of all, just about the last thing I care about right now is 2012. At this point it matters not. We are like Ichabod Crane’s Headless Horseman except we don’t strike fear in anybody’s heart. Over the last couple of weeks, the very Blue state of Minnesota has faced an interesting problem. They have a Republican Governor, who I don’t know a whole lot | Read More »
BeBe’s line in the sand…
Thanks to the really smart guys at Powerline for their coverage of Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech. The money quote is here: I have already stressed the first principle – recognition. Palestinians must clearly and unambiguously recognize Israel as the state of the Jewish people. The second principle is: demilitarization. The territory under Palestinian control must be demilitarized with ironclad security provisions for Israel. Without these two | Read More »