Great News for Texas. Ron Paul Edition…
The jackass is done with politics next year. AUSTIN, Texas — U.S. Rep. Ron Paul said Tuesday he will concentrate on running for president and will not seek re-election to Congress, ending a 24-year career as one of the more colorful members of the House of Representatives. The 75-year-old Republican said he will serve out his term through December 2012, whether his presidential campaign is | Read More »
Conan O’Brien absolutely nails it!
HT to the really smart guys at Powerline. Conan O’Brien was the commencement speaker at Dartmouth this year. Dartmouth also saw fit to honor George HW Bush with an honorary degree. Let me note that I have generally no use whatsoever for commencement speeches. They are typically long, nobody remembers a word of them and they do absolutely nothing but enhance the checking account of | Read More »
Christine Gregoire gets it half right!
Congratulations Governor Gregoire, you’re finally on the right track. Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire, a Democrat, said today she won’t seek re-election to a third term and will devote her remaining time in office to finding a solution to the state’s economic woes. Ms. Gregoire, if you really give a hoot about creating jobs in Washington you should simply resign now. And actually, you, in conjunction | Read More »
Romney: First it was RomneyCare, now we’ve got WarmingMitts.
Reuters has the story today. (Reuters) – Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney broke with Republican orthodoxy on Friday by saying he believes that humans are responsible, at least to some extent, for climate change. “I believe the world is getting warmer, and I believe that humans have contributed to that,” he told a crowd of about 200 at a town hall meeting in Manchester, New Hampshire. | Read More »
Well, this is certainly going to be interesting…
HT to Hotair… We need more nerdy wonks. We’ve grown fat and stupid on a red meat diet. I don’t know if TPaw should be our candidate, but I think this is a good start. He got bad reviews at CPAC for a red meat speech that he didn’t carry off particularly well. Hopefully he’ll fight the urge to repeat that fiasco. In this two | Read More »
The debt ceiling really doesn’t matter.
We’ve had a whole lot of talk about raising the debt ceiling in the last few months and the conversation, frankly, is mostly just hot air. The US is most likely headed for a financial wall at high speed without regard to action on the debt ceiling and that howling that if we don’t raise the ceiling we’ll damage the “full faith and credit” of | Read More »
Yes! Winter’s over and the Silly Season is upon us!!
Looks like the Republican Primary maybes are getting warmed up to the task. And a caveat, I don’t consider the following to be “silly” in any depreciating manner, I just enjoy the sight of politicians either defending the indefensible or admitting they screwed up. Let’s start with Defending the Indefensible. Mitt is the current undisputed champion in this category. I’m sure we’ll have people giving | Read More »
Apparently still the Stupid Party…
It’s been an interesting year so far. We’ve got Republican Governors standing up to public employee unions and winning not just the legislative battles but the PR battles as well. Wisconsin, Indiana, New Jersey in the bag with more fights looking like wins in other states. We’ve actually got Governors who’ve figured out that unions are not their friends and will never be. And then | Read More »
Now we find out what Mitch Daniels is made of…
Governor Daniels is facing the Gordian Knot in his home state of Indiana and I’m guessing that by this time next week his political future will be cast. The Indiana House and Senate have both passed, by what appears to be veto proof margins, a bill that bans abortions after 20 weeks AND cuts Planned Parenthood off from all state and Medicaid funds. The bill | Read More »
It’s the Economy, Stupid…
Some interesting snippets on matters of the economy at the end of the week. Reuters lets us know that the economy in the fourth quarter of last year grew a tad stronger than was initially thought. (Reuters) – The U.S. economy grew more quickly than previously thought in the fourth quarter… Gross domestic product rose at an annualized rate of 3.1 percent, the Commerce Department | Read More »
Out of the mouths of babes…
Image via Wikipedia Let me start with a basic statement of facts. I favor legal immigration and I favor increasing the number of people allowed to legally immigrate into the US. Immigration must be managed in a way that brings people based on their ability assimilate and be productive citizens. I am unalterably opposed to illegal immigrants, from whatever their home country. I favor laws, | Read More »
Hi. I’d like to introduce you to reality.
So, the public employee unions and their lap cats the Democratic Party have drawn a line in the sand with a back hoe. Union membership and representation is a God given right and since Thomas Jefferson was a union organizer the right to organize and hold the American taxpayer hostage is somewhere in the Constitution. And I can guarantee that there is no shortage of | Read More »
Mitch Daniels, you’re toast to me…
Mitch Daniels has been oft mentioned as a possible candidate for President in 2012. He’s done some good things as Governor of Indiana and appears to be popular with the folks in his state. He’s also tarnished his conservative credentials a couple of times with some “missteps” like his proposal for a “truce” on social issues until we can get the fiscal problems facing us | Read More »
And the final word on the SCOTUS decision re: Westboro…
I’ve been trying to think of something to say about this but I really can’t come up with any more than this young lady (which will put my age in reference for you) has to say in her song…
A Lesson in Winning at Hardball!
The PEOPLE won one yesterday. And it is potentially a huge win. The score is now People 1, Public Employee Unions 0. And thank you John Kasich the new Republican Governor of Ohio. That’s right, Ohio. A union stronghold state, and they booted public employee unions. Republicans, and it must be noted that they were split on this issues, won a big victory in Ohio | Read More »
Change? Yeah, I’d say so…
I’m sure you know all about the problems in Wisconsin with budget deficits and the wailing by public employee unions and their ilk. The same budget problems are occurring at the state level across the country, virtually no state is exempt. What they don’t all share is a Governor like Scott Walker who is confronting the problem head-on an is winning. I can assure you | Read More »
Warming the cockles of my hard, cold little heart…
There’s increasing talk of running primary challenges against “RINOs”. In those discussions I have maintained that challengers must be credible – no more Angle/O’Donnells, thank you – and must be organized in order to mount a realistic challenge. You can bet that the lesson of 2010 wasn’t lost on “moderate” Republican Senators, and that would be “don’t take your challenger for granted and you don’t | Read More »
Why not Newt?
Thanks for asking. Here’s just another reason why not… Just a little history first though. Newt Gingrich led the Republicans out of the darkness of a 40 year waltz in the desert of political meaninglessness. He was THE revolutionary in 1994. Then he was thoroughly and completely newtered [sic] by Bill Clinton over the ill fated shutdown of the federal government. Ill fated because Newt | Read More »
Franz Prince of Dogness – RIP
Today the Becker’s have a dog sized hole in our hearts. Franz went on to be with his brother Hans in doggie heaven. He was born on September 10, 1993 and left us on January 4, 2011. He will be greatly missed by our family but he will live on in very fond memories. Franz was always there for each of us. He could always | Read More »
Hey you jackwagons! Why we love Lee Ermey.
Lee Ermey works with the US Marine Corps in their “Toys for Tots” campaign every year. If you don’t love this clip of him working the crowd for Toys, well, just go someplace yellow.