RedState Weekly Briefing: August 24, 2014 Perry Handles Indictment Like a Boss, Fergustan, ISIS, & More #RSWB
Join Caleb Howe, Thomas LaDuke, Joe Cunningham, and me on our latest installment of the RedState Weekly Briefing. Tonight we discuss the rising tide of ISIS and the possibility of an imminent threat to the United States, how Texas Governor Rick Perry has turned an indictment into a the beginnings of a winning national campaign, and the media’s Freudian slip of the week, Fergustan.
Go See The Hundred-Foot Journey
For those of you who did not know, I grew up in Dubai. We had a housekeeper as most families did. She and her husband lived behind our house in a small two room servants quarters. Twice a year we left our home because our visas had to be renewed. During the summer, we would come home to my grandparents in Louisiana. Other times, we | Read More »
Bashar al-Assad: Obama’s new ally
Things seem to be on the verge of coming full circle in US relations with Syria. Early in the Obama administration, the ever sagacious Secretary of State Hillary Clinton referred to Syrian President Bahar al-Assad as a “reformer” before demanding his ouster. Now it seems that Obama has made the decision that the United States must cooperate with Syria in order to suppress ISIS/ISIL. Two | Read More »
Obama’s mess in Iraq
As the Obama administration flounders about in trying to come to a decision on how to deal with ISIS/ISIL, the White House’s minions have been unleashed to, you guess it, blame President Bush. The general line of attack is that had Bush not invaded Iraq, or had done so differently, then the Child Emperor, the Lightworker, would not be flopping about like a carp on | Read More »
Lt. General Calls for DEFCON 1 Over ISIS 9/11 Threat
On Saturday, retired Lt. General McInerney appeared on Fox News, where he issued a dire and frightening warning about an apparent imminent threat to the United States. Citing an as-yet unpublished book by an unnamed “major news network’, the General predicts an upcoming “earth-shattering” revelation that foreshadows a major event ahead of or on September 11th of this year. Video courtesy of Digitas Daily Just | Read More »
Racism, Voting and Ferguson
Let me begin with a little background. I have lived in the St. Louis area most of my life. I live less than 20 minutes from Ferguson. I drive within a mile of the Ferguson protest site every couple of weeks as I travel to/from Illinois. I used to buy Krispy Kreme donuts at a store on West Florissant Rd, the street where the problems | Read More »
Vox’s Definition Problem (And Others)
Vox.com has a problem. They’re not very good at their job, for one, but that’s not the focus of this particular post. Instead, let’s look at Vox’s mission and see if they’ve come anywhere close. “Vox is a general interest news site for the 21st century. Our mission is simple: Explain the news.” This mission is noble enough, I suppose, if you did not look | Read More »
We have never been at war with Eastasia
When Obama took a break from golfing to make a statement on the ritual slaughter of photojournalist James Foley by ISIS/ISIL he included this line: They may claim out of expediency that they are at war with the United States or the West, but the fact is they terrorize their neighbors and offer them nothing but an endless slavery to their empty vision, and the | Read More »
Sen. Mark Begich (D, Alaska) pays female staffers 71% of what he pays male ones.
Don’t expect the Democrats to push Begich on this; gender pay equality is all very well, but it’s apparently much more important that the Democrats keep that Senate seat.
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Tech at Night: Title II Reclassification is a bad idea, regardless of Net Neutrality
Even as Democrats get desperate that they’re losing the public debate on Net Neutrality, the ideological extreme left is trying to merge Net Neutrality and a second, separate debate. They want FCC unilaterally to redefine ISPs not as information services, but as common carriers like phone companies, which are covered under Title II of the Communications Act. They want to move ISPs to a much heavier regulatory scheme. They want to regulate the Internet.
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Ex-AFL-CIO Organizing Director Deletes Offensive #Ferguson Tweet, Apologizes To Cops, Blames “Right-Wing Haters” For Deaths
Following his posting on Twitter earlier this week that police “should suffer for what they did,” former AFL-CIO organizing director Stewart Acuff has since removed the tweet and apologized for offending “all the good, responsible, & accountable police officers especially union brothers & sisters.” As riots were raging in Ferguson, MO over the police shooting death of an Michael Brown, Acuff had posted on his | Read More »
No. This is not a libertarian moment
A couple of weeks ago the New York Times Magazine ran a lengthy piece by a guy named Robert Draper titled, Has the ‘Libertarian Moment’ Finally Arrived? The gist of the article is summed up by Nick Gillespie, editor-in-chief at Reason and a central figure in Draper’s article: Just two weeks ago, The New York Times Magazine had the temerity to ask,“Has the Libertarian Moment Finally Arrived?” Among | Read More »
R.L. Miller and the California Democratic Establishment’s #waronwomen. #ca26
If you are wondering how it is that Jeff Gorell (R CAND, California-26) is managing to put Julia Brownley in such electoral fear – in California, forsooth! – well, it’s because Brownley is an awful candidate, of course. And she has awful friends, too. Let’s go to the Twitter, shall we? First off, meet some of Jeff’s supporters. Women in Ventura County support @JeffGorell for | Read More »
Ferguson, Missouri and Race
I have been loathe to comment on the recent racial disturbances in Ferguson, Missouri prompted by the death of Michael Brown. The reasons are simple: we have witnessed this scene before and we are likely to witness it again. The thing that most aggravates me is the rush to judgment on both sides. The African-American community views this differently than some in the white community. | Read More »