The failed rescue of James Foley and the price of prevarication
In the aftermath of the callous execution of photojournalist James Foley we are told that a rescue attempt was mounted to free him and other hostages: The Pentagon attempted a rescue operation to free James Foley and other U.S. hostages held in Syria by Islamist militants, but the mission failed because the hostages weren’t where U.S. planners thought they were, U.S. officials told NBC News | Read More »
Obama’s Irresponsible Leak of the Failed Operation to Rescue Foley
Yesterday, the news broke that the United States had tried to rescue James Foley and several other American hostages of ISIS somewhere in Syria. As The New York Times explains: The officials — speaking a day after the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria posted a video showing the American journalist James Foley being beheaded — described what they called a “complicated operation” in which the commandos | Read More »
Bill Cassidy Slams Mary Landrieu on Qualifying Day
Today is Qualifying Day in Louisiana, and embattled incumbent Democrat Mary Landrieu and her presumptive challenger Republican Bill Cassidy both hit the ground running. Landrieu’s chief pitch to the voters of Louisiana seems to be that she has a lot of seniority that they should not throw away; Cassidy took the opportunity to point out that Landrieu’s seniority thus far has not gotten the State | Read More »
Obama’s Golf War
President Obama was so enraged by the evil doers’ terrorist murder of photojournalist James Foley that he interrupted his golf vacation and tried to sound stern for five minutes. According to the White House transcript, Obama’s obligatory statement on the “brutal murder of Jim Foley by the terrorist group, ISIL,” started at 12:52 P.M. EDT and ended at 12:57 P.M. EDT. Eight minutes later, after fighting | Read More »
Cheri Bustos (D-IL) Reneges on Promise to Return 10% of Congressional Pay
Cheri Bustos (D) and Bobby Schilling (R) are engaged in a rematch of their 2012 Congressional race to represent Illinois’s 17th Congressional district. Schilling rode the wave election of 2010 to a stunning victory over Phil Hare. Then in 2012, Bustos rode Obama’s coattails and an unfavorably redrawn district to a victory over Schilling. During the course of that campaign the candidates conducted an interview | Read More »
Federal Judge: DOJ must turn over Fast and Furious Documents to Congress
In June of 2012, just months before the Presidential election, you might remember Obama trying to protect certain documents relating to Operation Fast and Furious from the House Oversight Committee by claiming executive privilege. Darrell Issa sued to have those documents released, and a federal judge has finally ruled that the DOJ must turn a log of the documents to Congress. Per Politico: Judge Amy | Read More »
Christophobia – Crazy Paranoia Until It Happens To You
Image Credit: Father Doyle There is a certain stereotype of the Agnostic/Atheistic Lefty. We think of them slapping a turtle-shaped bumper sticker on their Volvo that reads Darwin and saying to themselves “Ooooh! Burn, God Boy!” I imagine them actually paying Richard Dawkins at least $85 per month to prove that they’re more rational than I am for tithing on any given Sunday. They are | Read More »
Teamsters Threaten ‘Top Chef’ Star: “We’re gonna bash that pretty face in, you f*cking whore!”
Some things never change. After nearly 15 years of trying to clean up a reputation marred with corruption, shake-downs of the film industry, as well as violence, Boston’s famous Teamsters Local 25′s public face turned very ugly earlier this summer when the popular Bravo network show Top Chef rolled into Beantown using non-union production assistants and drivers. Although it was only briefly reported on in | Read More »
President Obama Shows Why He Cannot Beat ISIL
Credit where it is due: for once “No Drama Obama” showed some real anger and emotion. In addressing the nation about James Foley, President Obama had a level of righteousness in his voice he does not often have. While I think it unseemly that he was literally within ten minutes of his speech on a golf course, I appreciate the righteousness in his statement. But | Read More »
Ferguson, MO and Our Neighbors’ Love
I am a thirty-nine year old white male in suburbia. When I hear of an altercation between an eighteen year old black male and a police officer, my natural inclination is to take the side of the police. For that matter, if I hear it is an eighteen year old white kid, Asian kid, Hispanic kid, or pretty much anyone else, my inclination is to | Read More »
Sen. Bernie Sanders (D, Vermont) meets with some of his Jew-hating constituents.
You know, we hear a lot of guff from the American Left about how insular rural areas of Red States can be. But I gotta tell you: speaking as a transplanted Northeasterner, listen to some of those progressives in Vermont and it’s like you’re in a time warp back to 1830 and the Know-Nothing Party. This is from a recent town hall in Cabot, VT: basically, Sen. Bernie Sanders | Read More »
Police Officer in Ferguson Threatens to Kill Protester
Via NYMag comes some pretty shocking video from Ferguson last night. By all media accounts, last night was the first night of relative calm in several days and the crowd had settled in to peaceful protest. In the middle of this comes two astonishing videos of a police officer (I cannot tell which department he is with) threatening to kill protesters who were engaged in | Read More »
Perry Grand Juror Is Democratic Party Activist. Sought Out a Grand Jury Witness While Serving.
Media Trackers has the scoop. A grand juror in the Rick Perry grand jury is not only a Democratic activist, but was active in the party while on the grand jury. Rho Chalmers, who disclosed to the Houston Chronicle yesterday that she was a member of the grand jury that indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry, was an active delegate to the Texas Democratic Party convention | Read More »
Alaska: Dan Sullivan wins! …And Dan Sullivan wins!
It’s like the political equivalent of the majestic Alaska salmon reproductive process.
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Holy crap this is the funniest thing I’ve read today. HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA. Oh my gosh. I don’t want to refer to a reporter as a fluffer (probably don’t want to google that one), but good grief he had to be wearing knee pads to write this. Here. Here is how the whole thing opens. Mitch | Read More »