Geez, the WaPo misrepresents the GOP primary AGAIN.
This is getting exasperating. Now we apparently have Michael Gerson of the Washington Post making stuff up: It is now a familiar pattern — the scandal of sanity. Rick Perry is criticized for supporting discounted higher education for the children of undocumented workers, as though the ignorance of the innocent is an obviously superior policy option. [snip] There is room for debate on all these | Read More »
Leon (Panetta), you ignorant slut.
India is an ALLY, fool. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, in remarks Thursday, ranked U.S. ally India with China as a rising threat to the U.S. in Asia. The Pentagon quickly sought to roll back the remarks. “We face the threats from rising powers — China, India, others — that we have to always have sufficient force protection out there in the Pacific to make sure | Read More »
Is Jen Rubin using Andrew Ferguson to sneak an anti-Perry sneer in?
Now, normally I don’t like to do this sort of thing when it comes to people who will be eventually on my side when it comes to an election. Truly, I do not. But while I was reading this Jen Rubin Washington Post article targeting the latest anti-Romney… excuse me, I meant to type out “Newt Gingrich,” there… I was struck by something in these | Read More »
Occupy San Diego has moment of solidarity with White House shooter.
Wait. What?[*] (For those without video: it’s a San Diego Occupier calling for a moment of solidarity with the guy who had shot at the White House. Said guy had been (apparently erroneously) linked to the DC Occupiers.)
Energy Secretary Steven Chu to take the fall for Solyndra.
Secretary Chu will take “full responsibility” today for the government’s decision to throw a half-billion’s worth of taxpayer money into a failing energy company, despite its own watchdogs’ recommendations (and the government’s decision to pressure Solyndra into not reporting layoffs until after the ’10 midterms) – while at the same time insisting that nothing untoward occurred. In other words, Chu will not take any kind | Read More »
Wisconsin Democrats voting the graveyard on Walker recall?
[UPDATE] Before anybody starts complaining that I shouldn’t have taken this calendar entry seriously, I’d just like to note: as of 10:54 AM EST, so did up to 71 Wisconsin Democrats. One wonders how many people they’ll have sign up to conspiracy to commit election fraud before the plug is pulled? – I’m hoping for three digits, myself. This almost has to be a fake. | Read More »
Stuck in traffic on November 17th? Look for the union label!
The n-dimensional geniuses over at SEIU (Michigan) have decided to link up with the Occupy Ringworm people in declaring November 17th to be Bridge Action Day – which should, of course, be more accurately characterized as Bridge Inaction Day. The idea is that all these public sector union folks will take an unofficial day off from their jobs – which are probably a lot more | Read More »
White House scheduled Solyndra layoffs for after ’10 elections?
I am almost relieved by this: The Obama administration urged officers of the struggling solar company Solyndra to postpone announcing planned layoffs until after the November 2010 midterm elections, newly released e-mails show. More accurately, I am relieved that I can still get angry about this. You never know when you’re going to get suddenly numb about the latest batch of incompetent corruption that this | Read More »
Perry’s government reform speech.
So, Governor Rick Perry made a speech today where he proposed the following: Ending the practice of giving lifetime appointments to federal judges (current judges would not be affected); Cutting Congressional pay in half; Cutting Congressional pay in half again if they don’t balance the budget by 2020; Cutting Congressional office budgets in half; Cutting the Congressional calendar by half; Criminalizing insider trading by Congressmen | Read More »
Blogcon 11 Interview: Karen Harrington (R CAND, FL-20 Primary)
That would be the district currently Occupied by Debbie Wasserman Schultz; at least, it is when DWS has time to spare from being Barack Obama’s trained seal at the DNC. As you might imagine, there’s little love lost between me and the Congresswoman, so when The Shark Tank‘s Javier Manjarres offered to get me an interview with potential challenger Karen Harrington at Blogcon 11 I | Read More »
Bush Rehabilitation Watch, 11/14/2011.
Newsbusters (via Hot Air) has the details. Short version: the realization that our current President is actually a pretty bad communicator of what I will charitably call his faction’s “ideas” is starting to sink in among our Beltway would-be overlords. Particularly among the circadian media. It then follows that, should a member of said media happen to want to get President Obama re-elected, it would | Read More »
Video: “Every Generation.”
One of the nice things about attending Freedomwork’s Blogcon last weekend was that I had the opportunity to get an early look at the Veteran’s Day video that RedState’s Ben Howe did for the event: Freedomworks was lucky to have his creative output on tap like this – and so are we.
Obama administration gives $433m no-bid contract to Democratic donor.
The last time I checked, didn’t the Left call this sort of thing ‘crony capitalism?’ Over the last year, the Obama administration has aggressively pushed a $433-million plan to buy an experimental smallpox drug, despite uncertainty over whether it is needed or will work. Senior officials have taken unusual steps to secure the contract for New York-based Siga Technologies Inc., whose controlling shareholder is billionaire | Read More »
Jay-Z makes a buck off of #ows.
This is just darn funny, any way you look at it: Jay-Z is releasing a new line of T-shirts in support of the Occupy Wall Street movement Friday via his Rocawear clothing label, but he doesn’t plan to share any of the profits with the protesters.
Blogcon11 1, Occupy Denver 0.
It’s kind of sad when you show up to a protest and the people that you’re trying to intimidate have better and louder chants. “We want the dog! We want the dog!” This is a reference to Occupy Denver’s decision to elect a border collie their leader last week, and frankly that might have been smart of them; they’re not very organized, poor things. Certainly | Read More »
RS Interview – Matt Kibbe (Freedomworks President)
As the video mentions, Matt helped kick off the festivities this morning. We talked about Blogcon, Freedomworks, and various priorities for 2012:
Eric Holder admits differences between F&F, OWR.
(Via Instapundit) For those needing background: “F&F” is Operation Fast & Furious, which is an Obama-era operation in which guns were actively allowed to cross over the border (without any attempt to track them) and illegally resold to Mexican narco-terrorists, without the permission (or even the awareness) of the Mexican government. “OWR” is Operation Wide Receiver, which was a Bush-era operation where rather less guns | Read More »
The “Aside from that, Mr. Lane, how was the CNBC debate?” Overnight Open Thread.
Well, let’s see: the lack of an official live feed was exasperating and Cramer was, well, Cramer. Newt ate another moderator’s liver and came back for seconds. As for the performances: well, nobody on the Right will want to talk about anything except Perry’s fairly drastic brain freeze, and nobody on the Left except for Cain’s “Princess Nancy” comment and maybe Romney’s reversal on payroll | Read More »
Virginia Senate control hangs by thread.
The Washington Post sums it up: at least six seats lost by the Democrats (including their House Minority Leader) in the House of Delegates and either one (Bill Stanley over Roscoe Reynolds) or two (Bryce Reeves leads Edd Houck by 86 votes) in the state Senate. If it’s one, the Democrats retain control of the state Senate; if it’s two, then the Senate is tied | Read More »
#OWS protesters verbally abuse black man.
(Via Instapundit) Unlike Jonah Goldberg, I can still find plenty of good adjectives to describe this clip of Occupier jackasses screaming racially-tinged abuse at an African-American security guard (NSFW, due to language and, well, Occupiers): Let’s see: there’s ‘racist,’ ‘intolerant,’ and ‘bigoted.’ Then there’s ‘smelly,’ ‘funky,’ ‘filthy,’ ‘dirty,’ and ‘lice-ridden.’ Moving on, we go to ‘unemployed,’ unemployable,’ ‘useless,’ ‘dysfunctional,’ ‘undesirable,’ ‘unfit,’ and of course ‘pathetic.’ | Read More »