White man asks the son of Cuban immigrants if he is Cuban enough
Mary Katharine Ham , in one of the very best single questions ever asked, proved herself to be very forward-thinking when she asked “WHAT IS THE POINT OF YOU, MARK HALPERIN?” To this day, no one can answer this question, but we all find ourselves asking it once again. (If awkward racial conversations trigger you, do not play this clip.) Halperin obsesses over [mc_name name=’Sen. Ted | Read More »
False gods, acquiescence, and Garland, Texas
I intend for this to be my last posst on Pam Geller and the Garland shootings unless something else happens. Many have said that my motto is “often wrong but never in doubt” but now I am developing some doubts about my position as articulated here: Geller had the right to do what she did, she’s not to blame, but I wouldn’t have done it. | Read More »
I don’t want Saturday Night Live that much any more, but I’m glad I tuned in last night. I caught the “Draw Mohammed” skit and it perfect captured the media’s hilarious refusal to deal with the issue. They’re scared. The Right Scoop caught the video. It is hilariously done. As I noted Friday, “History shows us over and over that the moment evil realizes you | Read More »
Google News is wrong: Gov. Jay Inslee (D, Washington) was not arrested on abuse-of-power charges.
There is no indication that Gov Jay Inslee (Democrat, Washington) is implicated in an abuse of power case involving a former bodyguard.
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Foiled Again! UAW fails (for now) to strip VW employees of secret-ballot election
No-Vote Unionization. Given their very public (and political) push for the hallucinogenically-devised scheme known as “card check,” if unions had their way, employees’ right to vote in secret-ballot elections on whether or not to be unionized would be eliminated. Although card check failed as a matter of public policy several years ago, unions still often try to push their way into companies without employees voting | Read More »
Tech at Night: Rand Paul goes judicial supremacist while Netflix goes cronyist
So the US Congress is debating whether to renew the part of the USA PATRIOT act that ensures NSA can watch the communications of foreign terror cells that set up shop in the US, and communicate back home with their terror networks. That’s a good debate to have. We need to debate legislation before passing it.
May 8, 1945. V-E Day
“For this victory, we join in offering our thanks to the Providence which has guided and sustained us through the dark days of adversity. Our rejoicing is sobered and subdued by a supreme consciousness of the terrible price we have paid to rid the world of Hitler and his evil band. Let us not forget, my fellow Americans, the sorrow and the heartache which today | Read More »
My moment of candor this Friday
Were it me, I would not engage in the style of publicity and antics Pamela Geller and her organization engaged it. I take to heart Proverbs 3:34 that “He mocks proud mockers but shows favor to the humble and oppressed.” I also take the golden rule to heart. I appreciate the point Martha McCallum and Franklin Graham made. Just because we have the right, does | Read More »
Bill O’Reilly is an idiot
I know this will come as a shock to a lot of you. But the blowhard Bill O’Reilly can actually be an idiot when he longs for “strange new respect.” Such is the case with how he dealt with Pam Geller and the Garland, TX terrorist attack. Via the Daily Caller: “The dead men deserved what they got,” O’Reilly said. “But the incident was ignited | Read More »
GOP Failure Theater: the Iran nuclear vote, Cruz-Rubio edition
Failure Theater. When the GOP talks a good game about opposing Obama’s policies but, in fact, vote to go along with them. Yesterday the US Senate voted 98-1 to go along with whatever Barack Obama decides to give to Iran. Though the feckless Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) 46% has portrayed it as a successful “bipartisan” bill, part of [mc_name name=’Sen. Mitch McConnell | Read More »
GOP Failure Theater: Obamacare edition and starring Rand Paul
We’ve talked about Failure Theater time and again. This is when GOP representatives and senators play to us in the cheap seats by preaching fire and brimstone but when it comes time to vote, they actually vote in favor of what they railed against. Obamacare has been a veritable Broadway of Failure Theater. Senators Ron Johnson and John Barrasso, for instance, are sponsoring bills that are written | Read More »
Depends on which history you look at. #LAGov
Robert Mann writes today at NOLA.com that “conventional wisdom” is on the side of Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) 83% and “conventional wisdom” has a crappy track record (paraphrased). He then goes on to detail the various times when the front-runner in a Louisiana gubernatorial primary ended up losing. If the idea that Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) 83%, who is | Read More »