Three days to go until the elections. The die is cast. So CALM DOWN.
Put another way: “Ladies and gentlemen, please fasten your safety belts and put your tray tables back up into the full, upright position. We are beginning our final approach: our estimated touch-down time will be 72 hours.” Seriously, folks: this is the home stretch for the elections. The polls are highly unlikely to be anything except chaotic noise at this point; the fundamentals of the various races | Read More »
Democratic Race-Baiting Is the Ugly Face of Political Desperation in 2014
The Liberal Willie Horton Ads Alex Wagner of MSNBC is very happy to see Americans hate one another far more if it helps the Democratic Party win elections more often. Here we see the Lovely and Talented Alex Wagner toting the advantages Democrats gain from accusing Republican Candidates of wanting to shoot more Trayvons and burn more places just like Ferguson, | Read More »
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2014 Elections as Rashomon
In the classic 1950 Japanese film, Rashomon, Akira Kurosawa tells the story of a crime as seen through the eyes of participants and witnesses, preventing the viewer with a very different interpretation of events. We are seeing much the same in descriptions of what the 2014 elections mean. These descriptions are all predicated on the assumption that the GOP will retain a majority in the | Read More »
Tech at Night: Weekend Update
I’m not Chevy Chase, but I’ve been there.
This is your reminder that the FCC is still going crazy: it wants to regulate Internet-based video, which is a pure, unacceptable power grab.
On top of the illegal plans to go ahead and regulate ISPs, it’s clear the FCC wants total state-run Internet.
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YES HE IS FINALLY FREE
Fox news reporting that a Mexican judge ordered the immediate release of Sgt Andrew Tahmooressi! There is nothing more to say, except thank you God.
Halloween Open Thread
Halloween 2014 is now upon us. How will you guys be celebrating it? Are you looking forward to putting on your costumes or dealing with trick-or-treaters for the rest of the night? My parents have invited the little girls in our family (since almost everyone in my family only has girls for some reason) come over for dinner and trick-or-treating. I expect to be worn | Read More »
#LASen: A Little More on Mary Landrieu’s Slamming of Her State’s Voters
My Front Page colleague Joe Cunningham has done a great job covering Mary Landrieu referring to Louisiana voters as racist and sexist, but there’s a couple more things I’d like to point out. First of all, if you haven’t seen the video of the exchange, NBC News has it up: Here’s the most important part: I’ll be very very honest with you. The South has not | Read More »
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Landrieu Jumps on the Race Wagon
When I first started working in radio, I was fortunate enough to get an interview with Mary Landrieu. It was just after her initial vote to push Obamacare to the floor for a final vote. She defended it and I largely let her – at the time, I wasn’t very politically aware, and I was working at a station in a city that is 65% | Read More »
White House meddles in South Dakota senate campaign
With only days left before Election Day, the FBI has taken the unprecedented step of announcing it is opening an investigation into and incident that happened when GOP candidate Mike Rounds was governor of South Dakota. This is based on an incident that is three years old and has already been investigated by other authorities. Via National Review: The FBI’s confirmation came nearly three years | Read More »
@BuzzFeed continues orgy of self-beclowning
Only two days after posting on why BuzzFeed is not trusted by either right or left, BuzzFeed continued to provide proof of the accuracy of that statement. While the crux of the post was about a Pew poll that rated BuzzFeed, except for its collection of celebrity T&A and Facebook quizzes, as totally unreliable, we pointed out the cheap, reflexive hit BuzzFeed did on GOP | Read More »
The Democrats’ Degradation of Women
I’m so tired of Obama and his Democrats continually getting away with their hypocritical “war on women” campaign. They raise this tired and false meme over and over. And with the help of the biased media wing of the Democrats’ party you seldom hear about the real war against women — the Democrats’ barrage of demeaning comments about female Republican candidates. So I was thrilled | Read More »
More Election Fraud: This Time in Maryland and North Carolina
A couple of days ago, I wrote about voting machines in Maryland changing Republican votes to Democratic ones. It turns out that there might be more election fraud being committed in the Old Line State. An election watchdog group called the Virginia Voters Alliance has sued the state of Maryland over alleged non-citizens voting in Frederick County. From Watchdog.org: The lawsuit, filed Friday in U.S. | Read More »
New York court allows uncle and niece to marry
On Wednesday,the New York ruled that an uncle can legally marry his niece. Via the New York Post: The state’s highest court has toppled a cultural taboo — legalizing a degree of incest, at least between an uncle and niece — in a unanimous ruling. While the laws against “parent-child and brother-sister marriages . . . are grounded in the almost universal horror with which such marriages | Read More »
Candy and Halloween: A Decades Long Love Story
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the marketing machine that made candy a central part of Halloween, the Fed’s decision to officially stop QE and what the QE policy has done for the markets.
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