American Action Network’s targeted advertising and the redistricting wars.
It’s interesting. If you look at these two ads from American Action Network – one for California, and one for New York – solely from the perspective of a national observer, it’s a headscratcher as to why a conservative-leaning group is targeting six Democratic Members of Congress (Tim Bishop, Lois Capps, John Garamendi, Jerry McNerney, Bill Owens, & Louise Slaughter) in two Blue States; particularly | Read More »
Geithnerism In Its Fulsome Evil Glory
I don’t imagine Treasury Secretary, Timothy Geithner ever expected to end up as the philosophical poster-child of The New American Left. The Left is famous for raising taxes. Geithner may or may not even bother to pay his in any given year. Yet it happened during a light moment he experienced while testifying up on Capitol Hill. His statement to Congressman Ryan could accurately describe | Read More »
Beyond Last Night
I make few denials about being partisan. I enjoy it at times like last night. In fact, I haven’t enjoyed watching a bunch of people from Wisconsin administer a condign beatdown on a deserving opponent this much since Brett Favre was playing in The Super Bowl. All gloating aside, a lot went into last night that goes far beyond just Wisconsin State-Level politics and provides | Read More »
Tags: Ann Althouse
, Blue Social Model
, Ed Schultz
, Mein Axelrod
, Recall This!
, San Jose
, Sand Diego
Sam Aanestad for Congress in California District 1
Editor’s note: This is the next endorsement on behalf of The Madison Project PAC in a continuing series of conservative endorsements for the 2012 congressional elections. While we are all focused on the presidential campaign and some of the seminal battles in the Senate, the establishment is working overtime to fill the open House seats with like-minded candidates. Nobody is focusing on the California presidential | Read More »
The call for Mickey Mouse as a write-in in the CA-DEM Primary!
Slightly contra Instapundit, this call for Mickey Mouse as a write-in on the California ballot is a blogger’s joke rather than an actual movement [UPDATE: I am informed in comments here that this is meant absolutely seriously; please be assured that I had no intention of mocking either the sentiment or the activity], but if it’s kidding then it’s kidding on the square. And it’s | Read More »
Happy Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo Day!
One hundred sixty four years ago, on this date in the year 1848, in the conquered and occupied Federal District of Mexico, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed by representatives of US President James Polk and interim Mexican President Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, ending the war between the two countries. By every possible measure, the war ended as a decisive victory for the | Read More »
Tech at Night: Google causes a privacy stir, Twitter causes a censorship stir, Grassley continues to fight
So, Google is integrating its websites more. As a result, some privacy settings will apply network-wide, and one site will be able to use data from another site. People are flipping out, naturally. People have been giving Google this data for ages. People have known that Google was watching them, and yet they chose to keep using Google and in fact use one account for | Read More »
, Chuck Grassley
, Data Roaming
, Marsha Blackburn
, Washington Post
Pelosi Backpedals on #Occupy Movement
Democrat Nancy Pelosi’s penchant for hypocritical hyperbole is once again manifesting itself. Her latest example is regarding the #Occupy movement. Just a few short months ago, before the #Occupy movement exposed itself as a bunch of entitlement-driven neo-Communist criminals, Pelosi (and other Democrats) wholly embraced the squatters’ rag-tag movement. This was Pelosi then: Despite the fact that unions are now funding, coordinating, aiding and abetting | Read More »
Jerry McNerney (D, CA) can’t find an in-district place to live?
Come, I will conceal nothing from you: the Ricky Gill campaign is busily bringing up the odd detail that his likely opponent for CA-09 – Rep. Jerry McNerney, who was essentially accused by ProPublica last month of having that district redrawn for his benefit – has not yet moved into CA-09. Given that McNerney’s been putting this move off since at least last July, I | Read More »
Gov. Jerry Brown’s (D, CA) new budget: more spending and higher taxes!
To summarize: $92.6 billion in spending (7% increase over last year’s); $9.2 billion deficit over eighteen months (half in the first six months, the other half in the next twelve). Brown is requesting $7 billion in new taxes, mostly from raising the sales tax again (to 7.75%) but with a faux-populist-friendly soak-the-rich* (actually, soak-the-small-business-owner) increase to 10.3%. Or the state can ‘cut’ an additional $4.8 | Read More »
RS Interview: Ricky Gill (R CAND, CA-09 PRI)
Before we talk about this race, some quick background on this district: as you probably know, California did some pretty severe internal redistricting after the 2010 Census. What you probably didn‘t know – but probably suspected anyway – is that the Democrats who run the state managed to pervert was supposed to be a nonpartisan process by the blatant use of astroturf, front groups, and | Read More »
Tech at Night: George Soros wins over AT&T, SOPA and PROTECT IP battle continues, FTC to take on Google?
Top story tonight is of course the major win by the triple alliance of George Soros and his front groups like Public Knowledge, Sprint Nextel, and the Obama administration’s dual agency of the FCC and the DoJ. Yes, AT&T has given up on acquiring T-Mobile. I believe they will now have to pay a sizable fee to T-Mobile as compensation. This is bad news for | Read More »
, Barack Obama
, Darrell Issa
, Department of Justice
, Eric Holder
, George Soros
, judiciary committee
, Lamar Smith
, Mike Lee
, OPEN Act
, PATENT WARS
, PROTECT IP
, Public Knowledge
, Ron Wyden
, Sprint Nextel
, tea party
Tom McClintock warns: the future of America is California.
I originally blogged about this speech by Rep. Tom McClintock (R, CA) to the Council for National Policy over at AoSHQ*, but it is simply too good not to share. Tom’s in full Post-Apocalypse Survival mode in this speech, and you will not find a dull word in it: I want to welcome this groundbreaking scientific expedition to the savage lands of the Left Coast. | Read More »
DSCC inadvertently reveals its 2012 battleground?
Not that, if they did, they intended to do that, mind you: they were probably just intending to scare their donors into giving them money (link via @MattCover) by screaming about how us awful, awful Republicans are so insistent that you should show have to show a picture ID when you vote. Well, they’re Democrats. Screaming about Republicans is what they do – besides, these | Read More »
Tech at Night: Steve Jobs 1955-2011
Steve Jobs died today after a long battle with cancer. He was 56. Founding NeXT would have been enough to turn anyone into a cult hero in his field. Acquiring Lucasfilm’s Graphics Group and turning it into Pixar would have made anyone a respected business leader. But for Steve Jobs, those were feathers in his cap called Apple, the company he co-founded with Steve Wozniak, | Read More »
Tags: "Richard Blumenthal"
, Al Franken
, Barack Obama
, Free Press
, George Soros
, Internet Tax
, MacOS X
, Open Society Institute
, Public Knowledge
, Sheldon Whitehouse
, Steve Jobs
, sunlight foundation
, Univeral Service Fund Reform
, Universal Service Fund