Indicting Governor Perry Was An Indictment Against Standards
There was a time, a far, far better time, when people invented a famous saying. “Close enough for government work.” It was profoundly complimentary. It wasn’t a joke. They were not kidding. They were not accusing humble Civil Servants such as me of living large on the struggling plumber’s dime. Today, quite sadly the meaning of that phrase has undergone a tragic transformation. The Colorado | Read More »
Liberals Urge Southern Secession on Gamechanger Salon
The nation would be better off if Southern states seceded from the union, and Republicans pushing for right-to-work, voter ID laws and other reforms are “neo-Confederates” according to a candid exchange between a major Democratic donor and liberal organizers on Gamechanger Salon. The forum, a secretive and exclusive digital gathering of over 1,000 leftwing leaders, activists and journalists, was recently made public by Media Trackers, | Read More »
Ohio Dem Ed FitzGerald Implodes in Epic Fashion
A political campaign’s failure to get off the ground doesn’t prevent its crashing and burning, as Ohio Democrat Ed FitzGerald is proving this month.
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Barack Obama’s Omerta Inc.
Image Credit: gonemovies.com omerta n..noun – rule or code that prohibits speaking or divulging information about certain activities, especially the activities of a criminal organization.Yahoo Dictionary So the current Director of the CIA, John Brennan, has just admitted that he had the agency spying on members of Congress*. Senators Udall, Heinrich and Paul have requested his head in a charger a la John The Baptist. | Read More »
Sheila Jackson-Lee Should Be Impeached For Encroaching Senility
Image Credit: Bill Day It was June 10, 2008 and Congressman Dennis J. Kucinich from the 10th District of Ohio had proudly introduced H.Res.1258 entitled Impeaching George W. Bush, President of the United States, of high crimes and misdemeanors. He brought with him a Star-Wars Cantina Scene of 11 co-sponsors including Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee proudly representing the 18th District of Texas. The bill went on | Read More »
Vox.com’s Ezra Klein Stumbles Bass-Ackward Into a Cogent Point
From Ezra Klein of Vox.com (“Everything you need to know in two minutes, using two brain cells”) comes an analytically-challenged piece with an awkward title: A stunning graph on how money polarizes politics Now, I suppose that what young Ezra is getting at is that there is a large moderate slice of the population that doesn’t donate much money to political causes (as shown in | Read More »
50 Shades of Derp – Voxsplaining* Sure Beats Having To Think
Image Credit: Sam Tsang ”There’s an old Greek proverb. A fish rots from the head down.” – Former Governor Mike Dukakis. To Derp is to die. It’s really just that simple. The problem is that derps are even more simple. They are typically wonkish technocrats educated far beyond their intelligence or imagination at some overrated PC diploma factory. They typically have a set of beliefs | Read More »
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, John F. Kerry
, Mike Dukakis
, Shaun Lovejoy
, William S. Briggs
See Ya Later, I’m Voting Vader
So you’re tired of the hypocrites and the 3rd party types that flame out. I could empathize. I endorsed Rick Santorum on what I believed to be his comparative merits in 2012. I cried in my pitcher Newcastle Brown when SMOD burned up somewhere above the Tropopause. For those of you with too much hair on yer chest to ever vote for the lesser evil, | Read More »
At Netroots Sen. Murphy says ObamaCare is being implemented incredibly well
At the Netroots Nation, in Detroit, Connecticut Democrat and U.S. Senator Chris Murphy said ObamaCare “is being implemented incredibly well.” Perhaps Sen. Murphy forgets all the criticism about President Obama’s incompetent implementation of ObamaCare that came from leading Democrats: The Democrats’ majority leader, Sen. Harry Reid, said last week that he agreed with Democrat Sen. Max Baucus of Montana, a Democrat architect of the law, who said | Read More »
Hugo Chavez Still Haunts Venezuela
Image Credit: The Economist Magazine. To understand why Senator Elizabeth Warren’s 11 Principles of Progressivism might as well have come chapter and verse from one of Anton LeVay’s Satanic Bibles, it helps to look at what life is like in a place that is governed by an unabashed cleric of the Progressive Religion. Venezuela bore the weight of living under Hugo Chavez from 1999 to | Read More »
Could Elizabeth Warren Face Ted Cruz In 2016?
Should the Democrats nominate Elizabeth Warren for President in 2016, as a draft-Warren movement, some liberal pundits and enthusiasts at this week’s Netroots Nation convention believe? Should Republicans nominate Ted Cruz, who has kept his options open with frequent trips to Iowa and New Hampshire? In some ways, Cruz and Warren are mirror images, and the cases for and against them are surprisingly similar. But | Read More »
Rahm Emanuel’s Chicago
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Aaron Renn to discuss Rham Emanuel’s Chicago, the struggles he has faced and why he has been called the mayor of the one-percent.
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Elizabeth Warren, The Cursus Honorum, and Ballgames That Are Rigged
I may well be guilty of a loathsome, scurvy and iniquitous sin. I have voiced profound intellectual disrespect for both the academic efforts of Ward Churchill and the economic ideas (if any) of Senator Elizabeth Warren. Heck, I don’t even like Dan Snyder! That’s how bigoted I am against fake Indians. I guess we all remain sinners who fall short of the glory of God. | Read More »
So What If Goldman-Sachs Just “Lost” 7 Hard Drives Athwart A Major Investigation?
“..we know that not only her hard drive, but six other people intimately involved in this suddenly crashed in an amazing miraculous coincidence. Religions have been founded on less..”-George Will. (HT:Doug Ross) I’m not terribly sure of George Will’s theology here, but he does make a point that can be roughly supported regarding the probability of 7 simultaneous and convenient hard drive failures. Assuming a | Read More »
Lois Lerner’s Emails Not Lost. They Were Buried.
So I was watching the TV news this morning while the caffeine kicked in and I gradually achieved wakeful sentience. The report was a clip called “Money Matters.” It had to do with people selling cars that had been recalled but not repaired. “Are you driving a deathtrap?” asked the “journalist” with hype worthy of Geraldo Rivera. They ultimately explained that you could get a | Read More »