A Failure Of Conservative Media
I was disappointed to see that some of the biggest critics of MSM unwittingly took a page from their book in vilifying a Christian conservative educator from a California public school. The story concerns Dana Carter, who was accused of an angry parent of forcing her child, and others, to “kneel before him” and worship him like a king. The story didn’t pass the smell | Read More »
Republican Leaders and Their Changing Stories
Back in January, as Republicans geared up for a fight on the debt ceiling, House Republican Leaders assured their constituents that a continuing resolution was the way to fight Obamacare. Said one Republican adviser: “The debt ceiling is a terrible place to have the fight when you have the sequester and the continuing resolution…. There is so much misinformation about the debt ceiling, the word | Read More »
The Bayou Corne Sinkhole, Part II: What Really Happened
In Part I: Ridiculing the Press, we looked at press coverage of the Bayou Corne Sinkhole, an ongoing environmental incident in Assumption Parish, Louisiana. That coverage has ranged from indifferent to uninformed to inflammatory. As a citizen and resident of the state, I decided to assess it for myself.
The Bayou Corne Sinkhole, Part I: Ridiculing the Press
Scientifically illiterate and agenda-driven journalists can ruin what is actually a valid story. Today’s example is the coverage of the Bayou Corne sinkhole, an ongoing environmental situation of considerable concern at the Napoleonville Salt Dome in Assumption Parish, Louisiana. About 350 residents of the quiet community of Bayou Corne have been evacuated from their homes since the sinkhole’s sudden formation nearly a year ago. Local | Read More »
Show the World BuzzFeed’s Sources Are Idiots & They Get Suspicious
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA Go here to understand it all. this totally doesn't make me more suspicious at all, @EWErickson http://t.co/5PbRrqIKgL — Rosie Gray (@RosieGray) August 23, 2013 Writing long defensive blog posts always the best, least suspicious way to respond to reporters' questions: http://t.co/Mm4OS3VO1e — McKay Coppins (@mckaycoppins) August 23, 2013
BuzzFeed Sources Think If You Like @Uber You Must Be Getting Paid
I know I have some pretty stupid critics out there, but this may be the stupidest thing I’ve ever been accused of. See this email from Rosie Gray at BuzzFeed. Bless her heart, she’s having track down people and ask them if they are getting paid to say awesome stuff about Uber. Anyone who has ever used the service says awesome things about Uber. But | Read More »
Alliance Defending Freedom
Media Matters and the Southern Poverty Law Center are in a full on attack against the Alliance Defending Freedom. It may be only a matter of time before some nut with a gun shows up to kill the Christians there, just like that guy tried to do at the Family Research Council. That guy was inspired by the Southern Poverty Law Center. The Alliance Defending | Read More »
A Crisis of Faith in Egypt
Though it does not get much notice in the West, Egypt is home to some of the oldest Christian communities in the world. The city of Alexandria is known as one of the five ancient sees of the early church (along with Rome, Constantinople, Antioch, and Jerusalem), and it calls itself the See of St. Mark (he of the Gospel). Today, reflecting how Christendom has | Read More »
God Will Demand An Accounting
The American Jesuit scholar Father John Courtney Murray once said that “Anyone who really believes in God must set God, and the truth of God, above all other considerations.” Here’s what that means. Christian public officials who take God seriously cannot support laws that attack human dignity without lying to themselves, misleading others and abusing the faith of their fellow Christians. God will demand an | Read More »
Losing the Battle. Winning…
My friends, the case of Elane Photography v. Willock has been decided. As I tell you regularly, you will be made to care. The case centered around Elaine Huguenin, a Christian in New Mexico who owned a photography business. She was asked to provide services to a gay commitment ceremony between two lesbians, Vanessa Willock and her partner. Ms. Huguenin and her husband declined to | Read More »
Al Gore Channels Nigel Tufnel
In a “lightly edited”* interview transcript with the Washington Post‘s Ezra Klein, Former Vice President and Nobel** Laureate Al Gore puts climate deniers on the same moral plane as supporters of slavery and apartheid. (Clear logical connection there, Mr. Vice-President.) Then Al disgorges this little chestnut of wisdom: Would there be hurricanes and floods and droughts without man-made global warming? Of course. But they’re stronger | Read More »
GOP Leadership Plan for CR/Obamacare: Meekness or Malice
At some point, rank-and-file conservative activists will have to confront an inconvenient reality. The Republicans in Washington are not just dumb or spineless – they are the problem. They don’t share our values and seek to undermine our beliefs. The only way that will change is if we return the favor and thwart their political careers. Earlier this evening, Speaker John Boehner announced his grand | Read More »
John Boehner Is Scared Conservatives Are Gaining Momentum
John Boehner is scared conservatives are beginning to gain traction on the issue of defunding Obamacare. How do I know? David Winston is rigging a poll to get some desired results. Winston is a John Boehner adviser and his preferred pollster. In fact, internally, some Republicans grouse that Beohner uses Winston to direct his lead on issues instead of just . . . well, you | Read More »
Manning is attempting to game the political system
Upon being sentenced to 35 years in prison and losing his rank, Private Manning chose this moment to announce “I am female.” Manning claims that the name Bradley is no longer to be used. Chelsea Manning is the name we are to use. Manning’s lawyer are all over this, too, claiming that it is now a right to begin hormone therapy on the taxpayer dime.
Everything about this stinks, though. There’s no evidence of a medical diagnosis. The timing is all too perfect. The political effects are undeniable, in that Manning will get a new group of people who will reflexively give defense because of this newly claimed status.
I’m convinced this announced self-diagnosis by Manning is an attempt to win over new supporters on the Internet, the land of the politically polarized, and the home of the self-diagnosed. It may also be a last-ditch attempt to avoid prison.
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Not Good Internals for Mitch McConnell in Kentucky
I am not sure I would have released the internal polling Mitch McConnell just released in Kentucky. He has it McConnell 68 and Matt Bevin at 21% That superficially sounds good. But consider that this outperforms both Marco Rubio against Charlie Crist at this point in 2009 and Ted Cruz against David Dewhurst at this point in 2011. Likewise, consider that Matt Bevin’s name identification | Read More »