Thanks to everyone who made an effort to help Maj. Stephen Godin
Good job LaborUnionReport and civil_truth especially, for bringing Maj. Godin’s case to the attention of RedState readers. The ending’s about as happy as could be. From the Daily Caller: The Massachusetts Governor signed a bill on Wednesday afternoon that saves the job of a retired Marine and public high school ROTC instructor who refused to pay teachers union fees. Gov. Deval Patrick signed a supplemental | Read More »
Thomas Sowell reading recommendations
I’ve been asked by several folks to recommend specific books by Thomas Sowell, since I’ve read about 20 of them in the past year and a half. That number’s not so high because I’m such a voracious reader, but rather because Sowell’s such a phenomenal writer that his books can be read quickly. The first thing that a new reader of Sowell should be aware | Read More »
Did anyone else not realize how much of a whackjob Jerry Brown is?
My impression of him, prior to catching this from Big Government (via Ed Driscoll), was that he was just the slightly eccentric Governor Moonbeam, who got the nickname from a plausible (though slightly unusual) suggestion that California launch its own space program. I wasn’t at all aware, though, that he’d compared his opponent’s campaign rhetoric to Nazi propaganda (HT Amy) but it completely boggles my | Read More »
I’m really curious as to why the UAW is still politically relevant…
given that their membership rolls have followed the same trajectory as the GDP of Cuba and the stock of the average typewriter manufacturer: LaborUnionReport’s excellent piece (read it for yourself) on the UAW’s current troubles got me thinking about this. I wouldn’t be surprised at all, given the way they’re hemorrhaging members(and hence dues and payroll PAC contributions) to see them completely marginalized by the | Read More »
Chris Christie doesn’t need experts to know whose ass to kick
It struck me tonight what a contrast this is with the president’s attitude. Worth watching again. Christie’s not afraid to fight the schoolyard bullies of the NEA and the AFT. Obama just wants to BE one of the bullies, if anyone would take him seriously.
PA-12: Quick thoughts
Weather’s looking good here. Maybe light showers in Greene County (at the far southwest corner of the state) before the polls close. Earlier there was a report that 175 people double voted in one particular precinct. At this time that seems more like an honest mistake – Fayette County isn’t really strong Critz territory. I’ll be slightly off for a few hours, tweeting what I | Read More »
PA Unofficial Election Results
Figured I’d link this for those interested in watching as they come in. Here are the PA-12 Special election results. Legislative special elections: 20th(Allegheny County), 138th(Northampton), 147th(Montgomery). Statewide primaries(governor, lt. governor, U.S. Senate). U.S. Congress primaries. PA Senate primaries. PA Representative primaries. Democratic state committee. Republican state committee – may be an interesting write-in in this category
PA-12: Tim Burns votes
In Washington County, PA, there’s a town with a distinctive name: Eighty-Four. This town’s probably best known for its namesake lumber company. This morning, though, Eighty-Four has gotten attention as the home of Tim Burns, probably the next congressman for the 12th district. Burns went to Wylandville Elementary School a few hours ago to cast his vote in today’s primary and special election, accompanied by | Read More »
PA-4: VERY last minute candidate interviews
Yeah, I know. The primaries in PA are today. I almost literally ran into Mary Beth Buchanan last night, though, and asked her a few questions. Please forgive me my imperfections with the camera: Later in the evening I talked with Keith Rothfus on the phone: Cross-posted to Renner’s Here and PAWatercooler.
Folks driving 300+ miles to support Tim Burns
Late on a Friday night at Burns campaign headquarters in Washington, PA, the campaigning continues. These enthusiastic volunteers are sparing no effort to get the votes for Tim on Tuesday. Danielle, Kyle, and Alex doing their part to get out the vote: George Faulds is gushing with enthusiasm for Tim: Allison Gilliland, and Brad Marston, who took time out of his own campaign to drive | Read More »