Failed-plan expert President Obama lectures GOP on plans.
Isn’t this just the cutest thing? If the video doesn’t load, Breitbart TV pulled the relevant quote: “My plan says we’re going to put teachers back in the classrooms, construction workers back to work… Tax cuts for small businesses, tax cuts for hiring veterans, tax cuts if you give your worker a raise. That’s my plan. Then you got [the Republican's] plan which is ‘let’s | Read More »
Anti-semitism on casual display at Occupy LA. #OWS
You know, when this video from Reason.tv came out, I invoked the 48 Hour Rule as a matter of course. For those who don’t know, the 48 Hour Rule is one of those useful rules of thumb that people come up with to make sure that they don’t get burned on a story; if something sounds too good to be true, or too bad to | Read More »
GOP candidates! Boycott the Nevada debate*!
It’s been reported that Jon Huntsman has decided to boycott the Nevada CNN debate next Tuesday as part of a larger pushback against Nevada’s moving up its caucus date. I applaud this act of principle, and encourage all other Republican candidates** to follow suit immediately. In fact… this problematical situation vis a vis the creeping primary dates have gotten so out of hand that the | Read More »
Does Elizabeth Warren *also* support spitting on our troops?
I ask this because back at the beginning of October Ms. Warren seemed to be very much in favor of the entire Occupy Wall Street ‘thing.’ As the Boston Globe noted: “All of the candidates expressed support for the controversial protesters who are part of the “Occupy Boston” movement downtown.” The question then becomes: does that support include the members of Occupy Boston who went | Read More »
NYC Comptroller John Liu’s (D) campaign disclosure problems.
“Irregularities.” That’s such a fun word to hear in newspaper stories about elected officials, particularly ones from political parties that aren’t yours. So it is here, with regard to Democratic/Working Families Party Member John C. Liu: this NY Times article reports that a survey of Mr. Liu’s most recent campaign finance reports resulted in allegations of: “…instances in which people listed as having given to | Read More »
Six weeks until the primary starts?
If so, the luxury of taking one’s time with picking a favorite GOP candidate is about to go away: In a bombshell this afternoon, New Hampshire Secretary of State William Gardner raised the strong possibility of a December first-in-the-nation presidential primary. In a statement entitled “Why New Hampshire’s Primary Tradition is Important,” Gardner, who has full authority under state law to set the date of | Read More »
Rick Perry’s post-Dartmouth Remarks, Part II.
And here’s part II: the Q&A from last night’s (10/11/2011) post-debate remarks by Texas Governor Rick Perry. Again, this was done by RedState’s Aaron Gardner, not myself. You can see the first part here. Moe Lane (crosspost)
Rick Perry’s post-Dartmouth remarks, Part I.
Our own Aaron Gardner was on hand to record Governor Rick Perry‘s remarks after the debate last night. I’ll be putting up the video in two parts: this part consists of the formal remarks that Governor Perry made, and the second will be from the question-and-answer period. Not to be, ah, pawkish about this or anything: but as you can see, the difference between Perry’s | Read More »
#OWS just letting *anybody* talk these days. If they’re Commies.
This video (via the PJ Tatler, to pick somebody for the honor) from the Occupy LA… whatever it is… has been making the rounds: For those without video access: it shows a Commie* haranguing the crowd about how socialism is great, and how nonviolent revolutions pale in comparison to the bloody ones. I am almost impressed, to be truthful; even among the American Left it | Read More »
Maryland planning more stealth tax hikes on poor?
In a socially-acceptable way, of course: ie, via another hike in the tax on tobacco. The “Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative” – a name whose hint of subtle menace should make small-government types involuntarily shiver – looking to raise it by a buck a pack, because… well, pretty much because they want people to quit smoking, and taxing it through the ceiling is supposed to accomplish | Read More »
The “Why this ‘human microphone’ thing is a BAD idea.” Morning Open Thread.
I don’t care how much the practice makes people feel taken out of themselves and brought into the comforting embrace of the Collective Struggle Community – or whatever the buzzwords are – we have something called the ‘Internet’ now, and things that seem perfectly reasonable at the moment can give a completely different impression when captured by the uncaring eye of the camera. Original video | Read More »
WFP wants you to “MAKE A DIFFERNENCE” for #OWS?
Mean of me to note the bad spelling in this let’s-just-screenshot-this-now Craigslist post from NY’s Working Families Party advertising for… well, it’s actually a bit hard to figure out just what open job position WFP is advertising for. Many people are assuming (or at least speculating) that it’s for warm bodies for the Occupy Wall Street protests themselves, but I’m not buying that: when you | Read More »
The Left’s protest trap.
(H/T: Instapundit) The Economist has the right idea about the problem that the Left is having right now: The other reason to doubt whether Occupy Wall Street will become a tea-party movement of the left is its fixation on protest. But Zuccotti Park is not Tahrir Square and America is not Egypt. It is not even France. In France street demos are tolerated, sometimes glorified, | Read More »
Tom McClintock warns: the future of America is California.
I originally blogged about this speech by Rep. Tom McClintock (R, CA) to the Council for National Policy over at AoSHQ*, but it is simply too good not to share. Tom’s in full Post-Apocalypse Survival mode in this speech, and you will not find a dull word in it: I want to welcome this groundbreaking scientific expedition to the savage lands of the Left Coast. | Read More »
NY-08′s (D+22) #OWS NIMBYism.
(Via Hot Air Headlines) It would seem that the people who actually live and work in NY-08′s Eighth District (epicenter of the “Occupy Wall Street,” or “OWS,” protests, at least according to this map) are getting sick and tired of the dirty filthy hippie freeloaders: Panini and Company Cafe normally sells sandwiches to tourists in Lower Manhattan and the residents nearby, but in recent days | Read More »
I’ll be on NRA News tonight regarding Operation Fast & Furious.
You should be able to listen in via here: the program is Cam & Co., which starts at 9 PM EST and goes on until midnight. I should be on some time after 10 PM. Meanwhile: Attorney General Eric Holder is very upset: In his most forceful criticism of Republicans during his time as attorney general, Holder said that he had said little so far | Read More »
Astroturf on literal parade: Occupy DC agitator admits to paying protesters.
The Daily Caller has some entertaining video up of a ‘Occupy DC organizer’ admitting that some of the spontaneous voluntary protesters that he has in tow – ones, not even incidentally, that are more, ah, diverse than the baseline of ‘pasty-faced white twenty-something hipster who’s seriously underwater in his/her liberal arts degree student debt’ – are actually being paid to show up and wave signs | Read More »
Are these the first #occupywallstreet -inspired death threats?
Maybe: Several influential New York state lawmakers have received threatening mails saying it is “time to kill the wealthy” if they don’t renew the state’s tax surcharge on millionaires, according to reports. [snip] The email references terminology that has been used in the “Occupy Wall Street” movement — that the1 percent, the super rich, are exploiting the remaining 99 percent of Americans. The angry message | Read More »
DSCC inadvertently reveals its 2012 battleground?
Not that, if they did, they intended to do that, mind you: they were probably just intending to scare their donors into giving them money (link via @MattCover) by screaming about how us awful, awful Republicans are so insistent that you should show have to show a picture ID when you vote. Well, they’re Democrats. Screaming about Republicans is what they do – besides, these | Read More »
Today’s Bloomberg’s Two-Minute Hate: The Koch Brothers!
To give you an idea of just how laughably bad this Bloomberg hit piece (short version: the Koch Brothers are icky small-government people who have this big corporation that doesn’t give money to causes that the authors like is a evil lobbying corporation and here’s a list of bad things that they’ve done, including selling stuff to IranIranIranIRANIRANIRAN) was: not only did the notoriously neoconservative* | Read More »