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 »
A Glimpse Into the Mind of a Fascist
I suppose that it was inevitable during the course of this Ferguson fracas that the entitled cop worldview would be heard from in a public forum. Here at last the Washington Post has published this column by a former L.A. cop named Sunil Datta and it is hopefully a real eye opener. I always like it when titles let you know exactly what sort of | Read More »
Phil Simms and Tony Dungy Join the Caucus of The Men Who Pee Sitting Down
Erick has previously noted the existence of a caucus of The Men Who Pee Sitting Down — basically, a bunch of aggrieved white left-wing culture warriors hellbent on utilizing a select few usefully militant American Indians toward the common goal of shaming a proud and iconic American football franchise into abdicating its traditional name for the sake of “tolerance.” With the 2014 NFL season about to kick | Read More »
Some of the Ferguson Pushback Begins to Look Sketchy
At the outset, we should emphasize that a tremendous amount of fog of war is still clouding our ability to know exactly what happened in Ferguson. My contention all along has been that the self-exonerating reports of police should be greeted with equal suspicion as self-exonerating reports of suspects. Two pieces of alleged evidence have come forth today and have been touted by the reflexive | Read More »