A few points on tonight
Point one: There’s no need to start pointing fingers within the party. This election was on style, not substance. No faction’s to blame, and no policy is at fault. We know this because Obama won. He ran on no ideas at all. We all went into this together with the wrong idea. We just need to learn how to win again, rather than try to | Read More »
The Simpsons can take a long walk on a short pier
Every year, as regular viewers will know, The Simpsons has a Halloween episode, and the credits of the episode are altered so that the people have ‘spooky’ names. Bat Groening is one solid example. This year they just couldn’t have fun with it, no. They had to get political. One of the nicknames tonight was “Hockey Mom.” Get lost, losers. If you can’t just have | Read More »
A technical look at Obama’s campaign finance fraud
For months now, Barack Obama’s Presidential campaign has been praised for its expert use of computer technology. The website and other communications media were all supposed to be so well done for reaching out to voters and fund raising. His was a website made by expert. It is therefore unlikely, then, that the fraud-friendly Obama donation form with its flaws found by Matthew Mosk was | Read More »
My Ballot, in Brief
I don’t have an exceptional amount of time today to outline my ballot and why I voted this way, but I’ve filled out my ballot and will mail it in today. Here’s how I voted.
, Brian Nestande
, John Benoit
, John McCain
, Mary Bono Mack
, Moreno Valley
, Sarah Palin
, T. Boone Pickens
An advertiser’s eye view into the election
Internet advertisers like to come up with hot button things that people want to click on. Money, sex, and politics all work. Well, what do advertisers think people will react to? What two people get the electorate excited? What race has people anxious? If you think McCain and Obama, you’re wrong. From Failblog: Best VP pick in my lifetime, and that says something given Cheney.
Fred Thompson backs Lindsey Graham
Regular readers know I was on the Fred Thompson train from long before his exploratory committee came out. I was behind him when the chances seemed slim that he would enter the race. I was behind him when he led the national polls. I was behind him when his campaign stalled and collapsed. I was behind him when he formed a Political Action Committee to | Read More »
How Obama treats us and how we treat Obama
By now it’s become a Known Fact™ that supporters of Senator John McCain and Governor Sarah Palin shout nasty things about Senator Barack Obama at rallies, and have gone so far as to call for the Democratic nominee’s death. Obama has even attacked McCain for it. This of course means it’s not true. The Secret Service is as non-partisan a group as you will find, | Read More »
Conservative is not Republican
I can’t tell for sure if Josh Treviño is quoting Christopher Buckley approvingly or not, but in case he is, I take exception with this statement: “While I regret this development, I am not in mourning, for I no longer have any clear idea what, exactly, the modern conservative movement stands for. Eight years of ‘conservative’ government has brought us a doubled national debt, ruinous | Read More »
Tags: Bill Frist
, christopher buckley
, Dennis Hastert
, George W Bush
, James Buckley
, Josh Trevi?o
, Tom Daschle
, Tom Delay
, William F. Buckley, Jr.
Obamanauts steal from the Ronulans
Ever heard of the Ron Paul rEVOLution? Well, it’s now time to get updated. It’s now the Barack Obama rEVOLution that we have to contend with: Obamanauts are apparently as devoid of an ability to produce as the One himself. And Ronulans have now been rewritten in history to be Obama supporters. Ha ha.
The conservative case for ‘Socialism’
“We’re all socialists now.” “We have to defeat the socialist bailout.” “This is the end of free markets and the start of socialism.” On both sides of the ‘bailout’ recovery plan debate, the word socialism has come fast and freely. Sometimes used in sad irony, sometimes in bitter earnestness, the word always comes. However I think the word ‘socialist’ is being used too broadly now, | Read More »
McCain’s speech today in one picture
The campaign seemed to be going in a certain direction, but John McCain made an announcement today:
Besides, no self-respecting Vulcan would violate the Prime Directive and visit us before we had warp technology. Biden has to be a Romulan. There’s no doubt in my mind.
Is it time to give up?
The entire election has changed tones since recent events in the financial world have gotten the public’s attention. At least, in my view it has. Until the last week, I have believed that regardless of the Congressional outlook this year, the Presidential race would be close, with a slight advantage to us, the same as the last two Presidential elections. Not anymore, though. I think | Read More »
The House votes on the Financial Markets Plan
I’m watching live on C-SPAN as the vote happens. I watched as the votes came in, expecting that the yeas and nays would come in lockstep with bare passage the result of careful whipping. But no, we finally got down to a single Republican NV, 209-228 the result against. But even as members shout for the House to come to order, the vote is held | Read More »
So I saw a bumper sticker today…
I may live in California, but I live in a sane part of California. We vote Republican, we have a good mix of suburban and rural lifestyles, and we don’t have crazy rallies for illegals or activist homosexuals. We also don’t generally see those bumper stickers that leftists are known for putting on their cars. In the last few years I’ve seen more signs for | Read More »
How nervous are the Democrats getting?
I’m getting a sense that the Democrats are becoming nervous: Months after I posted a couple of anti-Obama videos, only now am I getting a series of semi-literate critical comments on YouTube on my account and my videos. I tend to delete these things, but in they come. It makes me smile.
9/11 research could make fusion power breakthrough
BBC reports that research into the building collapses on 9/11 has illuminated properties of steel at high temperatures. Fusion power researchers hope that research into the effects of magnetism on very hot steel will lead to the creation of new materials that can take the heat, which would allow the construction of better nuclear fusion chambers.
Longest recorded streak of sunspot inactivity broken
Via Slashdot comes the report that The Sun has broken a 95 year old record. Quoting the Daily Tech: The sun has reached a milestone not seen for nearly 100 years: an entire month has passed without a single visible sunspot being noted. The event is significant as many climatologists now believe solar magnetic activity – which determines the number of sunspots — is an | Read More »
Trig Palin and how the Left is Anti-Math
I’ve seen so many exchanges on the Internet lately that go like this: Smart person: You know, research shows that the older the mother gets, the more likely the children are to have Down’s Syndrome. Lefty: So what? More Down’s Syndrome babies are born to young mothers. I guess leftists are too busy learning at racist studies programs from Marxist professors to take classes in | Read More »
Who wants to turn back the clock?
Some ‘green’ plastic-free living advice published on the BBC’s website today: Ask yourself, what did they do 50 years ago before plastic was around. The answer is usually there. So it’s actually the green left who not only desire a return to the days gone by, but they expressly want to roll back the innovations of convenience that made modern feminism possible. Interesting. I have | Read More »