Leaning So Far Forward, MSNBC Falls Over
MSNBC’s ratings are in the tank. It is bad. It is also laughable. The network has built itself around the Obama Administration. Just this weekend, one of its hosts began blaming Ebola in the United States on Rick Perry, privatized healthcare, and red states. The blame comes at a time when more and more Americans are deeply skeptical of government being able to do anything. | Read More »
I Have a Question
I think the President of the United States owes the American public an answer now. I had been willing to give him the benefit of the doubt in his role as Command-in-Chief, but not now. In Dallas, TX, a health care worker who came into contact with the Ebola patient has contracted Ebola. The health care worker was a trained professional wearing protective clothing. But | Read More »
Adam Laxalt Prosecuted Terrorists in Iraq. Gets Accused of Paper Pushing by His Opponent.
Adam Laxalt is running for Attorney General of Nevada. On Friday night, he debated his Democrat opponent, Ross Miller. You can see the whole debate here, but the most unbelievable moment comes at the 38:30 mark. Laxalt is a veteran who served as a Navy JAG officer in Iraq handling the prosecution of terrorists, Saddam Hussein thugs, and others. During the Surge in Iraq, Laxalt’s | Read More »
RedState Weekly Briefing: Hookers, More #Ebola, Mark Uterus, Wendy Davis hates Cripples, Also, ELECTIONS!! #RSWB
This week on the RedState Weekly Briefing Thomas LaDuke, Joe Cunningham, Caleb Howe, and I discuss Horse Race Politics, EBOLA(!!??), Hookers, Mark “Uterus” Udall, how Wendy Davis hates cripples, and more. We should be live just after 7 pm Eastern. If you would like to join in the discussion, ask questions, or get to the links we mention in the show, you can do so | Read More »
Representative self-government is going out of style
The latest Hollywood salute to the joys of enlightened despotism is nothing new. They’ve been fantasizing about an Obama dictatorship since the first year of his presidency, and swooning over the idea of Wise Leaders With Total Power for a long time before that. Part of this is due to the romantic allure of the Great Man fantasy. What an amazing character the maximum leader must be – a man of | Read More »
Dallas, We Have A Problem. Or Maybe It’s Just an Anomoly?
Later today the CDC will advise whether Patient #1 does indeed have Ebola. In case you missed it, a nurse using full protective equipment while treating Patient Zero aka as Mr. Duncan that died last week, tested positive for Ebola based upon a test performed in Austin. The CDC will do a test in Atlanta to confirm or refute the results. She was self-monitoring herself and upon | Read More »
Bruce Braley denies Michael Bloomberg once. …So far.
The fundamental problem here is that in 2010 it looked like a good idea for Rep. Braley to cozy up to Bloomberg: but in 2014 it’s not even remotely smart…
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UKIP wins its first seat in Parliament
In the United Kingdom*, there are no partisan political primaries. In their electoral system, the party bosses (and in the case of the Labour party, the unions) hand-pick the candidates. It’s like the Virginia GOP, but even more so. So the conservative upstarts, their equivalent of our TEA party, had to go to a third party out of necessity. And last night, The UK Independence | Read More »
Raising the Diversity Shield in the Carl DeMaio Race
There have been disturbing allegations against Carl DeMaio for a while. Those include all sorts of things including sexual harassment against another guy. Here’s the truth about all this. The NRCC vetted the guy and these allegations were there for a while. They have merit behind them. Were DeMaio a straight guy, the NRCC would have worked overtime to force him out. Republicans all over | Read More »
CBS rejects ad by militant atheist group
For reasons that are more than a little unclear to me, CBS has declined to run an ad by the dopey, slack-jawed former ballerina ballet dancer Ron Reagan on behalf of the noxious Freedom From Religion Foundation. The text of the ad reads: Hi, I’m Ron Reagan, an unabashed atheist, and I’m alarmed by the intrusion of religion into our secular government. That’s why I’m | Read More »
Bill Maher Has a Point about Islam, Liberalism and Morality
“We’re liberals … we’re trying to stand up for the principles of liberalism! And so, y’know, I think we’re just saying we need to identify illiberalism wherever we find it in the world, and not forgive it because it comes from [a group that] people perceive as a minority.” – Bill Maher If I live long enough, then I’ll probably see crap stick to the | Read More »
NRSC will drop money in New Hampshire, other states after all.
The NRSC will be throwing money into New Hampshire and elsewhere after all.
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Barack Obama, Gwyneth Paltrow and the Pathetic and Grotesque 1%.
“It would be wonderful if we were able to give this man all of the power that he needs to pass the things that he needs to pass.” – Gwyneth Paltrow When Fred Reed called Post-modern America’s entertainment industry “Hollyorc,” he knocked the ball out of the yard. He had conjured with a simple neologism the extent to which our celebrities and entertainers wanted our | Read More »
Tech at Night: People who wanted privacy didn’t use Snapchat
A service called Snapchat has been around a while, purporting to let its users share images, without the recipient being able to save them. Except well, it never was possible to prevent that, and that’s been known all along. Snapchat’s answers was to try to warn the sender if the photo was saved but… they weren’t that great at that. So now a bunch of | Read More »
I am a recovering TV addict. I grew up with the TV on. It was my companion. If I was studying, cooking, or pretty much anything else the television was on as a welcome sound in the background. But I grew out of it over time, television interested me less and less, and I just simply got busier. But I try to keep a few | Read More »