Democrats caught flat footed
How well did the McCain campaign fake the whole world? Here’s how well: the DNC’s page The Next Cheney which aggregated talking points against our likely VP nominees didn’t even mention Governor Palin as of this morning. The Next Cheney is of course the page that was already known for suggesting Eric Cantor is shady because he’s Jewish. Many of us have feared for years | Read More »
So, I was reading Stormfront last night…
It’d been a while since I popped in on the Internet’s leading Nazi community, and read what they were all hyped up about. I used to check in every couple of weeks to see how the Ron Paul push was going. They do still have a bunch of Ronulans, but some have moved on to the Constitution Party candidate. In any case, I visited last | Read More »
, Republic of Georgia
, Ron Paul
, South Ossetia
Some may have heard of a plan to drive Hydrogen-fueled cars across the country, in a demonstration of technical maturity and practicality. It’s a great idea if you can do it, but it turns out to have been a lie. Says Gizmodo: …if you’re going to heavily promote your cross-country trek as the “first ever” for hydrogen-powered vehicles, at least make sure large, 1,000-mile stretches | Read More »
NIST report on WTC 7 released
Via Slashdot, the NIST report on the collapse of New York World Trade Center building 7 is out. The statements of the cause of the collapse are conclusive. “Our study found that the fires in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event,” said NIST WTC Lead Investigator Shyam Sunder. “Heating of floor beams | Read More »
Minor Site Update
I’ve now changed the archive link at the bottom of the front page. It used to link to some feature that our original developers started but never came close to finishing. So now that link goes to the regular diary page for the Front Page diary. It’s not perfect, as when you click the link you’ll get a duplicate of the stories on the front | Read More »
You are the one McCain is waiting for
Much virtual ink has been spilled Internet-wide on the problem of Senator McCain’s running mate selection. Policy views, succession, age, experience, home states, and every other conceivable preference are touted by one person or another as essential to the pick. I say they’re all right, and they’re all wrong. You should be John McCain’s running mate in 2008. It’s perfect! You are in a swing | Read More »
Add them to the enemies of freedom list.
The markets stick it to the Ronulans
Gold prices are collapsing, says Bloomberg: Gold fell below $800 an ounce Friday, capping the biggest weekly slide in 25 years, as the dollar surged against the euro, reducing the appeal of the metal as an alternative investment. Silver dropped as much as 14 percent. The dollar headed for a fifth straight weekly gain against the euro as economies in Europe slow. Gold generally moves | Read More »
An Attempted Mugging
At about 7pm tonight, I was on my way to Circuit City. For work I need to be in reliable contact so, against the desires of every bone in my body, I have to go buy a wireless phone. A block away from the store, my hate for phones, and the wireless variety in particular, became my last concern.
Mega Man 9!
Yeah, it’s not really on topic to anything here, but I’m excited and wanted to share. Just look. Look at it. It’s the introduction to Mega Man 9! Heh heh heh. I so badly want this game to be the start of a trend. After Mega Man 9 I want Super Mario Brothers 4, Space Harrier 3, Fantasy Zone 4, and more, more, more!
Russia, you keep using that word.
Via Josh Treviño, the headline of a Russian newspaper (since changed when the propaganda was exposed): Peacekeepers seize Army base inside Georgia. It now says “leave” instead of “seize,” but you can’t leave a base unless you entered it at some point, could you? We all must take down the names of anyone who parrots the Russian imperialist (literally, they’re expanding the empire here) point | Read More »
The State of the Race in National Polling
Based on data conveniently aggregated for me by resident poll addict Adam C, I would now like to try to make sense of the recent national polling of the Presidential election, excluding tracking polls which are more useful for measuring movement than status. The polls included in my survey are as follows: NOTA: None of the Above. LV: Likely Voters. RV: Registered Voters. Poll Date | Read More »
California Court ratifies takesies-backsies doctrine
Most people, when we sign a contract, we understand that we’re supposed to follow through with what we promise. Contracts are one of the pillars of our economy, without which we would have the mess you see in any lawless banana republic. Alameda County, California is going bananas though, as a county Superior Court judge has ruled that wireless phone service providers may not enforce | Read More »
IOC shuns Iraq
All about the athletes? Free of politics? Who told you the IOC’s Games were either of those things? When the IOC will ban Iraq from the 2008 Summer Olympics over the politics of bureaucracy, you know there’s something else going on. This is just more national prejudice from a group known for it. I bet you Zimbabwe, Cuba, and Iran have no trouble getting in, | Read More »
Bono Mack brags about vote to override Bush
It appears that Rep. Mary Bono Mack has decided she’s done playing the bait-and-switch on California district 45, and is now openly flaunting her leftward drift over the years. Via Red County, Mary Bono Mack is bragging about voting to override President Bush’s veto of runaway socialist spending by the Pelosi-Reid Congress. It’s no longer enough for her to be a member of the Republican | Read More »
Governor Schwarzenegger favors Democrats in judicial appointments
Governor Schwarzenegger has announced a new slate of judicial appointees, and he is now completely favoring left-wing Democrats. In the past he was managing to appoint slightly more Republicans than Democrats, as Jon Fleischman points out, but now he has gone completely over the line and favors Democrats over Republicans. The numbers: in May he appointed 9 Republicans, 8 Democrats, but now he’s appointed 16 | Read More »
Maliki denies Der Spiegel claim [Updated]
Nouri al-Maliki had best watch out for Obamabus, because it hungers, and my first question just got answered: Maliki denies the report from Der Spiegel, saying that his words were “misunderstood, mistranslated and not conveyed accurately,” according to CNN. Maliki became a quick friend to Obama as soon as that report came out, but now will he, too, go under the bus along with grandma? | Read More »
About RedState Caching
Regular readers of Red State 3 feature discussions have noticed a common thread in many of my responses to them: Are comments not appearing right away? Caching. Kowalski button gone? Caching. New comment displays not available? Caching. Comments posted under other people’s names? Caching. Recommend this diary button missing/moved to another page? Caching. My Diary link goes to someone else’s diary? Caching. So what is | Read More »
A question for Barack Obama
Prime Minister Maliki has spoke positively of the surge since it started, crediting it for averting civil war in his country. Now that Maliki and President Bush are talking about using the success of the surge and General Petraeus’s new strategy in order to pull our troops out earlier, will you admit you were wrong and Bush was right about the surge?
A question for Der Spiegel
You published an article headlined Iraq Leader Maliki Supports Obama’s Withdrawal Plans, however you never quote him as such. You merely quote him agreeing with Obama’s proposed 16 month timeframe, but never any details of Obama’s actual plan within that timeframe. Do you actually have a quote of Maliki endorsing Obama’s actual, written plan, or are you willfully exaggerating the contents of the interview, lying | Read More »