IRS continues to flail about in Lerner case; consequences to ensue.
(H/T: Instapundit) This was… unwise of the Internal Revenue Service. Some history: House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa as early as June 4, 2013 asked the IRS to provide “all documents and communications sent by, received by, or copied to Lois Lerner” between Jan. 1, 2009 and the present.” Note the “all.” Mr. Issa sent an official subpoena demanding “all” the records in August 2013, and | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ The Washington Reid-Skins Contest
Okay, RedStaters. Time for some Wednesday, middle-of-the-week, fun. In light of the latest news regarding another victory for the men who pee sitting down, consider this open thread a contest for ideas to rename the Washington Redskins. You may be as creative as you like, and, since this is RedState, you may suspend all concerns about the thought police judging you a racist, homophobe, sexist, | Read More »
Hi Gov. Hickenlooper, It’s Wednesday, Let’s Talk About Magazine Capacity Bans
As I noted last night, the Denver CBS Affiliate, News 4, ran a story which went into Governor John Hickenlooper’s apology to the Colorado Sheriffs. It was not a good night for the embattled Governor. You can check out the News 4 segment by Shaun Boyd, along with the entire video of the meeting at the News 4 site. The fact that this has broken | Read More »
Ask the Redskins: Fighting for your values works.
Conservatives are often painted as the out-of-touch meddlers in culture today. We boycott, we ban, we scold, we stand athwart history. We get laughed at by the left, but we fight anyway.
Hip, moderate, urbane folks tell us this is all wrong. Instead of criticizing culture, standing apart from it, and trying to reject its influences, we’re told we need to be in it, engage with it, and stand up for what we believe in from within.
Today’s politicized action by the US Patent and Trademark Office, canceling the trademark of the Washington Redskins, shows that actually, that restraint is what is all wrong. No matter how popular something is, no matter how much the general public at large is fine with it, concerted political activism can and will work.
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The Redskins Get Their Trademark Yanked by Aggrieved White Liberals
The Washington Redskins have had their trademark yanked by the US Patent and Trademark Office because white liberals who feel guilty about their privilege were offended. That is the actual fact. Most American Indians . . . errrr . . . Native Americans could care less. In fact, on Indian Reservations around the country there are kids’ sports teams called the Redskins. The logo itself | Read More »
Khattala’s arrest another of Obama’s Potemkin victories
The Obama administration has been crowing about the capture of Ahmed Abu Khattala, who is alleged to have been the mastermind behind the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi that claimed the lives of four Americans, including the US Ambassador to Libya. Obama praised the commandos, said by one U.S. official to be special operators from the Army’s Delta Force, for “showing incredible courage and | Read More »
The IRS Conveniently Loses Relevant Emails in Targeting Investigation
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by CJ Ciaramella to discuss the latest in the investigation into IRS targeting of Tea Party groups, the miraculous lost emails at the IRS and the 40th anniversary of Watergate.
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Mead Treadwell for Alaska
In the Alaska Senate race, I’m going with Mead Treadwell, the Lt. Governor. This puts me at odds with some of my friends on the right. But I think Mead would be the best. For one thing, he is better on the stand your ground law in Alaska than his opponent. But Treadwell also has shown an ability to build support in Alaska that extends | Read More »
GOP Gov. Kasich: Job Growth, Big Government are “Two Wings of a Bird”
Ohio Governor John Kasich fleshed out his vision of big-government Republicanism during a June 16 speech at the Mid-Ohio Food Bank.
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VIDEO: Embattled, and Exasperated, Gov. Hickenlooper to Colorado Sheriffs: WTF!!
I told you more was coming… I already talked about Hickenlooper’s “half ass” apology to the sheriffs, along with his blatant lies, but this takes the cake. For those without video, or who have small children in the room, what is heard in the video is Governor Hickenlooper apologizing to the sheriffs for not knowing that the sheriffs tried to meet with him while these | Read More »
Sure, Hillary Clinton should promise to fulfill Barack Obama’s legacy!
I don’t really want* to fisk this article on how Hillary Clinton should run on a platform of being Barack Obama’s third term – she totally should, by the way – but it’s hard not to fisk when somebody leads off with a sentence this interruptible. So let me just interject, the one time: Conventional wisdom has it that President Obama’s middling poll numbers will be | Read More »
Holy Mackerel! Unions Side With Business In EPA Fight Over Fish Food
Despite union bosses aligning themselves with environmental extremists as a means of shoring up their falling membership rates, in the State of Washington, unions are teaming up with big business against their usual allies: environmentalists, commercial fishermen, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders and the EPA—over the amount of fish that people consume. The fish dispute stems from state contemplating consideration of sharply raising the rate of fish | Read More »
Democrats Join the Fight to Get Thad Cochran Re-Elected
It is not just out of state liberals flooding Mississippi with money for Thad Cochran, it is the Mississippi Democrats too. James “Scooby Doo” Warren said he has put together a get-out-the-vote (GOTV) plan and is “putting it in place across the whole state.” Warren said he is not working with the Cochran campaign itself but for the PAC and Bishop Ronnie Crudup Sr. Crudup | Read More »
Martha Robertson (D CAND, New York-23[*]) using already debunked DCCC talking points.
Martha Robertson (D CAND, NY-23), having apparently not learned her lesson about telling lies in the course of campaigning, is doubling down on stupid: Two weeks ago, a local news station ran a story concerning Robertson’s claim that the VA suffered from “decades of underfunding.” That claim had previously been rates as false. Robertson then shifted gears and falsely accused Congressman Reed of voting “against reducing | Read More »