And they wonder why South California wants to secede…
…from the Sacramento regime: Under AB 889, household “employers” (aka “parents”) who hire a babysitter on a Friday night will be legally obligated to pay at least minimum wage to any sitter over the age of 18 (unless it is a family member), provide a substitute caregiver every two hours to cover rest and meal breaks, in addition to workers’ compensation coverage, overtime pay, and | Read More »
Turner/Weprin tie in NY-09?
The Hill reports that a GOP-commissioned poll for the special election to replace disgraced Anthony Weiner in NY-09 shows a tie. I was able to get my hands on a copy of the poll results, and the numbers are encouraging: 42/42 split between Republican Bob Turner and Democrat David Welpern (+7 for Turner, -1 for Welpern from July results); 300 likely voters; 24/60/15 Republican/Democratic/Independent voter | Read More »
Left trying to get their heads around Obama caving on speech time.
I suspect that Michael Scherer of Swampland is genuinely confused, while Cenk Uygur of HuffPo is just being disingenuous, judging from their reactions to Barack Obama’s garden rake moment last night. For those who missed it: Obama wanted to schedule a speech at the last minute that would have interfered with a Republican debate; Boehner told him no; Obama promptly caved. And there was much | Read More »
The deadly incompetence of Wikileaks.
By now, you’ve probably heard that Wikileaks managed to have over 250K classified US diplomatic dispatches released out into the digital wilds, complete with the names of what used to be informants and intelligence assets in a large number of unpleasant countries. I say ‘used to be’ because, thanks to Wikileaks, a lot of those people are going to be arrested, fined, turned, beaten, coerced, | Read More »
President wishes to troll GOP debate.
The basic gist of this is as follows: President Barack Obama has requested – please note that word – that he be permitted to address Congress about jobs in a special joint session next Wednesday evening at 8 PM. Unfortunately, the White House is apparently as self-aware about national events as is, say, a brain-damaged basset hound, because it unaccountably missed noticing that there was | Read More »
Looking for a handy Obama-failure counter?
Hey, guess what? There’s an app for that. An “Obama Clock” app is jockeying for position with National Geographic’s World Atlas atop the iTunes app store’s reference best-seller list, partly because conservatives are eager to monitor President Barack Obama’s skidding approval numbers and shrinking calendar, says the app’s designer. Liberals don’t like the app because it shows Obama’s numbers trending down, said Jeremy Ross, even | Read More »
RGA Ad: Earl Ray Tomblin and West Virginia Pays.
The RGA has a website (West Virginia Pays) and an ad up to get people… acquainted… with acting Governor Earl Ray Tomblin (D): To refresh people’s memories: West Virginia – a coal-producing state that is almost stubbornly Democratic on the local level, despite the fact that the national Democratic party elite dreams of dismantling the coal industry – last year saw Democratic governor Joe | Read More »
The Left: still quite unhinged about Dick Cheney.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney… You probably remember him. …anyway, Darth Cheney has a book out today (“In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir“): and the Left is acting – about as you’d expect, honestly (note that I’m including in that list a bunch of people who are still trying to pretend that they’re not on the Left, these days). The shrieking is highly | Read More »
David Weprin (D-CAND, NY-09) cuts and runs from Monday’s debate.
This is, of course, the special election called for NY-09; the seat was vacated after incumbent Democrat Anthony Weiner got caught showing his genitalia to his Twitter followers. There was supposed to be a debate tonight, but it’s been canceled at the last second. Bob Turner‘s (the Republican candidate) campaign is calling said cancellation ‘hiding‘ – which is what I’d call it, myself. Weprin is | Read More »
So… we’re abandoning the International Space Station?
Looks like that might happen. Only ‘temporarily,’ of course. Astronauts may need to temporarily withdraw from the International Space Station before the end of this year if Russia is unable to resume manned flights of its Soyuz rocket after a failed cargo launch last week, according to the NASA official in charge of the outpost. Mind you, ‘temporarily’ in bureaucrat-speak means ‘a unit of time | Read More »
NYT WILL NOT BUDGE on Issa’s golf course visibility!
It is adamant that you can see a golf course from the Representative’s San Diego office! Adamant! The Time has a third-party ad and everything! So there! But what about the allegations that Rep. Issa used his influence and position to make significant profits on both a mutual fund purchase and a real estate sale? Which is to say, two of three allegations* that the | Read More »
Wisconsin progressives attack charter school.
Yup, ‘attacked.’ Those locks didn’t vandalize themselves, and they weren’t vandalized by the Scott Walker administration. That leaves a pretty small list of suspects from which to choose. Anyway, I’m just putting this video about the protests at Messmer Preparatory Catholic School (via Hot Air) up, without any of the (scathing) editorial comments that I had originally written. But see if you can guess what | Read More »
Time for some Democratic third-party panic!
Karl over at Hot Air analyzes this WSJ article by Patrick Caddell and Douglas Schoen about as I would, but I have a couple of things to add. Executive summary of the Caddell/Schoen article: a third party is really, really likely next year! And it’d be good to have! Executive summary of the Hot Air article: no, it’s not really likely. Here, have some links | Read More »
Jihad-watchers beclowning themselves over Perry/Ismaili thing. [Updated]
Yeah. I’m kicking it Old School here: “anti-Idiotarian” is one of those terms of art from the far-off dawn of the blogosphere (which is to say, 2003 or so). Then again, a lot of the people who are going to be talked about here have been in the ‘sphere for that long; so keep that in mind. There’s a history here, and it’s not always | Read More »
Kate Marshall’s (D CAND, NV-02) scripted support of Israel.
Readers of RedState are, of course, aware that several days ago Hamas terrorists used their occupation of the Gaza Strip as a base from which to launch brutal attacks on Israel. This unprovoked and obscene attack was of course condemned by anybody with a lick of moral sense… including, superficially, Kate Marshall, who is the Democratic candidate in the NV-02 special election next month. Alas, | Read More »
George Will and the Wisconsin Progressive Waterloo.
George Will visits the wreckage-strewn battlefield where Wisconsin progressives launched their desperate counter-attack against the forces of reform, and finds a certain grim satisfaction there. To refresh people’s memories: Wisconsin progressives’ refusal to accept the widespread repudiation of the Democratic party in Wisconsin in 2010 (loss of the state legislature, two Congressional seats lost, progressive icon US Senator Russ Feingold handily if not contemptuously defeated | Read More »
Barack Obama and the *second* YouTube election.
First off, let’s peruse this video very quickly: via Hot Air, it shows Senator Barack Obama claiming that it was ‘unpatriotic’ for President George Bush to oversee an increase in the debt of four trillion dollars over eight years… …because apparently it’s much more patriotic to increase the debt by four trillion in two years, seven months. Which is how much Barack Obama has used… | Read More »
The Daily Caller has the details*: Here’s how the logic works (according to World Net Daily’s Joe Kovacs): “While the Constitution does not define ‘natural-born citizen,’ there is strong evidence that the Founding Fathers understood it to mean someone born of two American citizens.” Kovacs (and he is not alone) goes on to reason that Rubio’s “eligibility is in doubt” because — though his parents | Read More »
RS Gathering 2011: Don Stenberg (R CAND, NE-SEN PRIMARY).
This is, unfortunately, a bit late: there were some problems with this and another video, which have seen been resolved. At any rate, Don was one of our speakers at the Gathering – he’s hoping to defeat the other pseudo-moderate Democratic Senator named Nelson in the US Senate – and Don took a few moments to talk with us the night before: Don’s site is | Read More »
QotD, The Two Words Are Not Actually Full Synonyms edition.
Don Graves, sacrificial lamb Executive Director, President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness – and let us pause for a moment to contemplate the subtle horror of having that dead albatross on your resume for the rest of your life – while trying to explain that African-Americans shouldn’t feel oppressed just because the Democrats’ current economic policy has been kicking their particular racial/cultural demographic in the | Read More »