Senate Breakers Report October 21, 2014
Since I last looked at the Senate races 11 days ago, the picture of the home stretch has started to come a little more clearly into focus, albeit with a frustratingly large number of undecided voters still showing up in the polls even in states that have already begun early voting. The high number of undecideds is one of several reasons to question the reliability | Read More »
Chuck Hagel: the Army could maybe focus on coastal defense
One of the important things to understand about US military strength is that the size of the armed forces is one of the most intensively studied subjects in the US government. The Navy has the easiest time in these exercises — how many carriers to you need on station, modify the number to reflect refits and in transits, add the number of supporting ships the | Read More »
Harry Reid’s Ebolan Roulette.
Specifically, the Surgeon General nomination. Why is Vivek Murthy’s nomination stalled, again? Well, as Byron York reminds us it’s primarily because wants it stalled: It would take just 51 of the Senate’s 55 Democrats to confirm Murthy. But that confirmation has not happened. “There is bipartisan opposition, so [Reid] hasn’t even tried to bring him to a vote,” says another senior Senate GOP aide. Consider this the | Read More »
Rewriting the Berlin Wall
Every once in a while you read something that is so stunning that at first you think you’ve misread it. Such an article ran yesterday in Foreign Policy Journal. The article, The Berlin Wall – Another Cold War Myth, by aged commie William Blum, is a masterpiece of the dishonesty and balderdash that Western communists have always used to obscure their support for slavery and genocide. | Read More »
Hypocrisy is the Tribute Democrats Pay to Getting Elected
Via Allahpundit comes this incredible attack ad from MoveOn warning that if Republicans take the Senate, they’ll use a dubious procedure known as “reconciliation” to pass bills through the Senate (left unspoken is the indisputable fact that any Republican bills will be vetoed by Obama, but a full presentation of the facts is not really MoveOn’s strong point). Now of course, if you’ve paid attention | Read More »
The Most Dishonest TV Ad this Election Season
This election season has seen a number of ads that are real doozies in terms of flat-out lies and distortions. It’s no surprise, with the number of politicians who are struggling to keep their jobs, to see desperation tactics in widespread use. However, by far the most dishonest TV ad yet this election season doesn’t even concern a politician at all, it concerns Amendment 1 | Read More »
Boo Freaking Hoo
Esquire has a big story for their November magazine on just how awful it is to be a congressman. “We’re in a living hell and don’t know how to get out,” the title declares. The congressmen who talk, many of them on background, reflect that sentiment. Just about everything in the article makes me happy. Why is Congress such a living hell? People in public | Read More »
How Ebola Turned Senator Kay Hagan Into A Fire-Breathing !RACIST!
We’ve been told it’s !RACIST! to demand a travel ban on lights from countries that are suffering from the current Ebola epidemic in Western Africa. Streiff told us all about how Nate Silver Voxsplained* how ineffective a travel ban would be. The Progressives had given reality its marching orders and Kay Hagan sallied forth with robotic predictability to carry them out. The guidance from the | Read More »
If You Vote Republican, The Confederacy Wins (Or Something LIke That)
The New York Times had a story over the weekend that an internal polling memo shows the Democrats must get black voters mobilized ASAP to win. If black voters do not get mobilized, the Democrats are toast. Within a day of the New York Times story, a flyer was found on cars parked at a Fayetteville, NC church for Sunday service. The flyer had a | Read More »
Jason Carter, Jimmy’s Grandson, Thinks Our Rights Come From the Government
Jason Carter is who the Democrats have chosen to lose in the gubernatorial race this year in Georgia. Carter is History’s Greatest Monster’s grandson. He’s a Duke grad. He’s a practicing attorney. He is in the Georgia State Senate. Over the weekend, Carter participated in a gubernatorial debate and all but admitted he supports gay marriage. You can hear what he said for yourself. But | Read More »
Tech at Night: The real motivation of the Net Neutrality gang
I like to point out how the Net Neutrality / Title II Reclassification gang makes inconsistent arguments, for example complaining about ‘fast lanes’ even as it pushes for Title II which would allow ‘fast lanes’.
Well, it turns out if you scratch beneath that inconsistent surface, you get the real motivation: “to hobble corporations”. They think that’s the job of the FCC.
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“Abortion Barbie” Wendy Davis is a Truly Horrible Person. But We Already Knew That.
Wendy Davis rose to fame championing the ability to rip children’s skulls open, vacuum out their brains, then rip them apart. But she did it in pink sneakers, so the media loves her. That is the only reason Wendy Davis is the Texas Democrats’ nominee. She got a Vogue profile referencing her “Barbie like good looks,” a Maria Shriver hagiography for NBC, and a lot | Read More »
Somebody at @TexasAFP has a truly VICIOUS sense of humor.
I approve. Get a head start by voting early this year! Early voting in Texas starts October 20th and ends October 31st. pic.twitter.com/b6LMyUIpmy — AFP – Texas (@TexasAFP) October 20, 2014 Moe Lane (crosspost) PS: It occurs to me that people who were never Democrats may not get the full effect of that poster. Trust me: the iconography and style is deliberately designed to send | Read More »
Welcome to The Vine, where every week I strive to bring you updates from around the pro-life community to help you keep up with the ever constant battle to save lives. If you aren’t plugged-in, it is my sincere hope that The Vine will allow you to get familiar with those on the front lines and find your place among them. Today is the 27th | Read More »