Dana Carvey, The Rodeo Clown and The Head On A Stick
You had to feel for the poor guys over on the set of Game of Thrones. They had this scene where King Joffrey took his girlfriend Sansa on a tour of all the heads he’d recently severed,* but were short a few plastic masks to paint up as decaying cadaver heads. They couldn’t seem to locate any Jerry Brown of Arnold Schwarzenegger faces so they were forced, against their better judgment**, to use a facial likeness of President George W. Bush. It’s amazing how accidents happen. It wasn’t anything, you know, political. And who can forget how hilarious Dana Carvey used to be. “A thousand points of light!” he’d intone in his most mocking imitation of a President in the middle of his re-election campaign. But this was “comedy.” He wouldn’t do that to influence any voters, now would he? It’s all in good fun you Crazy Wingnuts, so lighten up.
Now we get to the amusing goings on over at the Missouri State Fair. It seems a rodeo clown there came up with the idea of running around in front of an angry bull wearing a Barack Obama Mask. It wasn’t hilariously funny. Better than Letterman’s jokes about A-Rod knocking up Sarah Palin’s children between HGH injections, but not on a level with vintage Dana Carvey SNL. The Left was of course tolerate and patient. They deiced to just let the lowbrows do their “Dance of The Sloping Foreheads.” It’s just comedy they reasoned. It can’t hurt anyone. Oh Wait….
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No Way in Hell Will I Support Nancy Mace
People keep asking me about Nancy Mace running against Lindsey Graham. At the RedState Gathering, people wanted to know why she wasn’t on the agenda. Well, by the time it became an issue, the agenda was full, but even had it not been full I would not have asked her to speak. I have said for a while that conservatives eager to beat the establishment | Read More »
Avik Roy on Obamacare Delays and Kathleen Sebelius
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Avik Roy to discuss another delay in the implementation of Obamacare, how the partisanship of Kathleen Sebelius is making Obamacare even worse and Harry Reid’s claim that this policy eventually leads to a single-payer health system.
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Peggy Noonan and @barackobama’s unconscious* assumption of privilege.
Peggy Noonan is quite the humorist. This is the reason many people don’t like ObamaCare. It’s also part of why people wind up making fun of the president at state fairs. (On that, everyone should breathe deep and remember, as the noted political philosopher Orson Welles once put it: “It’s the business of the American people to take the mickey out of the president.” It’s | Read More »
The Workforce Fairness Institute launches Union Boss of the Year contest
The Workforce Fairness Institute (“WFI”), an organization that works to stop big labor’s harmful encroachment on the workplace, has launched its Union Boss of the Year contest. Every few days, WFI will add a Union Boss of the Year contestant on its Facebook page. You can vote for your favorite boss by liking and sharing the image. The boss that gets the most shares and | Read More »
Congressional Outreach for Today and Tomorrow
Accountable Congress has done amazing work chronicling all the town halls and opportunities to reach out to members of Congress over August. Few groups have performed as well as them in documenting activities. They should serve as a model for every other group out there in getting this data out to Americans. It is very clear that members of Congress, regardless of party, do not | Read More »
RedState Gathering: Senator Tim Scott (R, SC).
This, again, isn’t the official footage by any means; but I did film some interviews of my own, and I’ll be putting them up this week. This, of course, is Tim Scott: old friend of the site, good guy in general. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWqewzX86mU Moe Lane (crosspost)
Union-Free America, Beware: Obama’s NLRB Is Locked, Loaded & Ready To Do Union Bosses’ Bidding
It is now official. Barack Obama’s union-dominated National Labor Relations Board is now up to its full anti-employer potential with AFL-CIO attorney Nancy Schiffer and union lawyer Kent Hirozawa being sworn in, along with union attorney Mark Pearce resuming his role as chairman. This is the first time the NLRB has had five sitting members since 2003, when Democrats began crippling George Bush’s NLRB in | Read More »
Flashback: Missouri Dems Defend “Minstrel” Act
When a photo emerged in 1999 of the now-late governor Mel Carnahan in blackface doing what was reported as a “minstrel show,” state Democrats defended the act, in a story sent by multiple listeners. Missouri Republicans, upset over charges of racism against Sen. John D. Ashcroft (R-Mo.), are circulating a 1960 photograph of Gov. Mel Carnahan (D) in blackface makeup performing a Kiwanis minstrel show. | Read More »
Shutting Down Mitch McConnell *Will* Stop Obamacare
Well, at least Mitch McConnell has finally come out of the shadows to take a stand on a contentious issue. That is a start. Roll Call reports that Mitch McConnell is publicly espousing the view that he has always held privately: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell told a crowd at a health care forum in Kentucky on Tuesday that while he does not like the | Read More »
#Waywire: Cory Booker’s Ticket To Board The Torricelli Express
It was a little over 1 year ago, and Cory Booker, Mayor of Newark, NJ launched an IPO to fund his own brainchild; a social media aggregator entitled #Waywire. He felt that he could offer something brand new to the social media industry and speak for younger Americans of The Millennial Generation. His project started with a bang, but appears to be about to end with a thud. Mayor Booker has discovered what many before him have learned already. You can’t lie down with the dogs and not get infested with fleas.
Booker described his mission as a modernization. “Traditional media is controlled by a handful of companies with one destination and a specific point of view,” Booker said, “while [Millennials] have come of age expecting social media, user-generated voices, the open web and technology led media.” Techli.com wrote a glowing description of the initial success of his IPO.
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No One Showed Up at Organizing for Action’s Climate Change Rally Because #ScienceSaysSo
f a Climate Change rally fails in the woods and no one is around to hear it, did it really happen? How about in Washington, D.C.?Organizing for Action marched out of Mordor today to demand action on climate change. They held a rally in Washington, D.C. In Washington, of all places, you’d think liberal hipsters could at least depart Starbucks for just a few minutes | Read More »
Bono, born-again capitalist evangelist
Rock star Bono of the group U2 has been saying some very interesting things lately. Let’s concede up front that it’s all too easy to celebrate someone for coming around to your way of thinking. Merit badges for genius are easily awarded to people who agree with you. I won’t belittle this particular celebrity by lavishing him with insincere praise for saying something that agrees | Read More »
Mark Levin’s Liberty Amendments
Over the past year, I have dedicated my time to helping elect conservatives in an effort to ensure that at least one political party represents our constitutional form of government. But even as I sweat and toil for this endeavor, I have realized that elections are not enough to restore our liberty. In fact, it is scandalous that our liberties should be subject to the | Read More »
The RNC: In Communities and There to Stay
Back in January, I shared with RedState my vision for the RNC’s field operation and some of the lessons we had learned from the 2012 election: As a party, we must recognize that we live in an era of permanent politics. We must stop living nominee-to-nominee, campaign to campaign. As we saw this election, our opponent benefited from a multi-year head-start. Now is the time | Read More »