Tweet of the Day, @GovWalker Wants To Say ‘Hi’ To Union Leadership edition.
Oh, my. That is what we call beautiful. Happy Labor Day! — Governor Walker (@GovWalker) September 2, 2013 To the accompaniment of many, many people screaming in impotent rage. Which is as it should be. Moe Lane (crosspost) Via Trollin’ RT @GovWalker: Happy Labor Day! — Ben Howe (@BenHowe) September 2, 2013
Conservatives Should Oppose Syrian Intervention
Though GOP members of Congress are running like scalded dogs from the notion of opposing Obama over military intervention in Syria, we are being told supporting Obama is critical to the prestige of the office of the president. Nothing could be more wrong.
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Steve Jobs for President
Peggy Noonan has a great piece in this weekend’s Wall Street Journal about work and the American character, what it instills in us and what is missing in America now with our depressed job market. A job, she writes, is what integrates you into society, to the national fabric of our country, and she’s right. Work earns you a reward for the blood, sweat and | Read More »
Words and War.
Over the last few weeks as the crisis in Syria has come to a head, I’ve found myself in nonstop arguments about what, if anything, to do. My own opinion started fairly emotionally. I saw dead kids, knew we had bombs, and was fine with dropping bombs on the heads of the people that killed the kids. However, I knew that was probably not a | Read More »
More than a million people sign petition to defund ObamaCare
As of Labor Day morning, more than a million people have signed the “Don’t Fund It [ObamCare]” petition. This is an incredible accomplishment by Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee, former Senator Jim DeMint and Heritage Action, and the Senate Conservatives Fund. Senator Cruz has given speech, after speech, after speech encouraging the people to speak out in favor of defunding ObamaCare: I can’t win | Read More »
Letting Allah Sort Out Islamic Civil War in Syria
As bankrupt as elected Republican leadership is in Washington vis-à-vis domestic policy, they are completely clueless as it relates to foreign policy. While America continues to become an economic and moral wasteland under this regime, Obama is attempting to spend American treasure helping one nefarious side of an Islamic civil war in Syria – one which involves Iran-allied supporters of Hezbollah (Assad regime) vs. predominantly | Read More »
Barack Obama Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Staff
One of the more unseemly tendencies of the Obama administration is the near non-stop efforts to convince the nation, and themselves, that Obama is a tough guy. If ever a phrase will be used to describe Obama’s regime it will be the one he used to Eric Cantor during budget negotiations: “Don’t call my bluff.”
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The Washington Post Endorses Pedophilia
It isn’t often that a major national paper allows someone to take to its pages to endorse pedophilia but that happened this week in the Washington Post. One wonders which flavor of sexual deviance will be the next to claim special favor in society and under the law.
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John Kerry doing the Full Ginsburg about #syria today.
How very last-minute of the man. And of Barack Obama, too. Two days after he made the Obama administration’s definitive case for attacking Syria, Secretary of State John Kerry will make the case for asking for congressional permission on the Sunday talk shows, a State Department aide said Saturday. The White House has dispatched Kerry to all five Sunday morning news programs to urge a | Read More »
The #MeatLoafCaucus now has a song
Promoted from the diaries Erick Erickson’s post on the Meatloaf Caucus inspired me to put together an appropriate song, “I Won’t Defund It” Pass it along and tell me what you think. Follow @willstauff
The “Why Was @BarackObama Late?” Weekend Open Thread.
Aside from Barack Obama’s sudden Syria news conference it was, thankfully, a rather slow news day – you can tell that I’m getting old; ‘slow news day’ sounds like a really, really great idea to me right now – which makes it even odder that the President didn’t show up on time for his own presser. Again. I wonder why? Open thread. Moe Lane PS: | Read More »
William Saletan Shills For Obama. Water Is Wet
Slate’s William Saletan writes an alternative history of Iraq sanctions to convince us Obama is ONE TOUGH HOMBRE who is going to inflict maximum pain on Syria’s Assad. In the process he reveals that he remains a stooge for the Obama administration.
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‘The President’s All-of-the-Above Energy Strategy’ and Other Self-Delusions
We’ve been having area-wide lease sales over the same portions of the Gulf of Mexico for the last 30 years. Despite this week’s tepid response at the Western GoM Sale (shelf and deepwater offshore Texas, mostly), the press release from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management would have you thinking it was a smashing success. Western Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale Yields $102.4 Million in | Read More »
I’m Honored To Be AFP Foundation’s Blogger Of The Year
From the diaries, by Erick Last night, I was honored by being the 2013 recipient of the Andrew Breitbart Award for Excellence in Online Activism and Investigative Reporting. Below are the remarks I gave last night, with a few additions that were cut due to time. Nevertheless, this award was possible due to the support of the many faces I see at these conferences every | Read More »
Tech at Night: NSA roundup. Germany shoots the messenger.
Never waste a good crisis. Some Eurocrats are looking to use the NSA fearmongering as an excuse to lock down the Internet, and the Obama administration is fighting back because closing off that form of free trade in ideas would hurt everyone, not just themselves. Of course it’s still suspect to believe just anything Edward Snowden has alleged, given reports that he’s a liar.
So even as Microsoft and Google reasonably sue to be able to release non-specific, aggregated data on secret court requests for data, NSA may release its own stats on its programs. This should not be seen as good enough, since FISA covers more than just the NSA.
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