Chesley Sullenberger is not “Cool”.
Don’t get me wrong, I would crawl uphill, on my hands and knees, on broken glass, in order to shake the man’s hand. Captain Sullenberger is, after all, the heroic pilot of flight 1549 whose amazing landing in the Hudson River, after a bird strike, managed to save the lives of all 150 passengers on board. But, he’s not cool–at least not according to the | Read More »
What does it take?
The last week has been one of consternation and frustration I suspect for many here on RedState. After seeing some spine starting to develop in Congress I kept thinking… What can we do to keep the pressure on the chosen people who represent us in DC (and in our respective states). Well, then it hit me. I hope you enjoy the following commentary on how | Read More »
This is how we win in 2010 and the only way we win….
On January 4, 2007, history was made in the United State. The first woman was sworn in as Speaker Of The House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi. On this day in history or herstory as she likes to point out the following was true. The Dow Jones Average was 12,398.01 (1/5/07) Nasdaq was 2,504.65 Unemployment was 5% The National Debt was 7% of GDP On January | Read More »
Take a look at the picture below: (Click to enlarge) This is a map of the relationship network of Congressional members who are on Twitter. It’s pretty easy to look at this map and get really pumped up: The Republicans “win”. The problem is that GOP dominance of Twitter doesn’t mean anything if it doesn’t add up to votes. This map (and I guarantee, the | Read More »
Can King County Put An End To Elections Fiascos?
In November of 2008, voters in King County, Washington, approved by a margin of 56 to 44% an amendment to the King County Charter that changes the position of Elections Director from a political appointment to an elected office. The first election for this position will also be King County’s first all-mail ballot; voting deadline is February 3. The move to an elected position was | Read More »
Ice Cream v. Cow Pies
A third-grade teacher from Nashville wrote: Who worries about “the cow” when it is all about the “Ice Cream”? The most eye-opening civics lesson I ever had was while teaching third grade this year. The presidential election was heating up and some of the children showed an interest. I decided we would have an election for a class president. We would choose our nominees. They | Read More »
Guantanamo Bay to become Resort & Health Spa
January 19 – Guantanamo Bay Cuba by Peter Crouch & David Nugent (JKN) Top officials in the office of the President Elect have revealed that as soon as Barack Obama is sworn in as President of the US, Guantanamo Bay Detention Center will be closed and renovations will begin to transform the detention facility for notorious terrorist war criminals into a top echelon, exclusive resort | Read More »
Four Days Until the Inauguration and the Obameter is already Ticking
The St. Petersburg Times put together a list of 510 campaign promises Obama made and promises to keep track of how he does with the list. As the paper reports, this list has more promises in it than the first term campaign promises from Clinton in 1992 and Bush in 2000 combined together. Bill Clinton made 204. George W. Bush made 177. Reverse Global Warming | Read More »
Hey Tommy, What Christmas Gifts Do You Approve Of?
OK, it’s official–I’ve had enough. This whole bruhaha started when former Mike Huckabee campaign chair, Chip Saltsman, gave some fellow RNC members, as a private Christmas gift, a CD of political parodies from the Rush Limbaugh show, written and performed by Paul Shanklin. Because the CD had one track (out of 41 tracks) on it titled “Barack The Magic Negro”, Saltsman promptly was called a “racist” by | Read More »
2008: The Year of Great Humility
From the diaries, by Erick. As I was thinking about looking back at 2008 and all of the events that have gone on around the world this year, one word came to mind: humility. Bear with me while I explain this, because it might be easy to miss what I’m saying. When I say “humility,” I’m not thinking about how those the world watched most this | Read More »
Tags: 2008 elections
, Barack Obama
, corrupt politicians
, Financial Crisis
, financial markets
, John Fleming
, joseph cao
, Wall Street
Who BlahGo (IL-Gov) should appoint to US Senate NOW, and why they should accept? Plus, Special Election, Mike Ditka, Special Prosecutor, and more… [UPDATE]
In this Article, The Blagojevich ordeal basics, following the Obama connections, Chicago thug Politics, the need for a Special Election, Mike Ditka, who should Blagojevich appoint IMMEDIATELY regardless of this controversy (before he is stripped of authority to do so), and more… (now including updates: “Burris appointment” and “Harry Reid right for the wrong reasons” as well as, in the be careful what you wish | Read More »
, Alan Keyes
, Barack Obama
, Democratic Party
, Green Party
, Harry Reid
, leon panetta
, Libertarian Party
, Norm Coleman
, pay to play
, Rod Blagojevich
, Roland Burris
, special election
, US Senate
Alive And Kicking
With the ouster of William “In His Freezer” Jefferson and the capture of another House seat in Louisiana, the Republican Party shows that it is anything but a spent force. Congratulations go out to Joseph Cao, the first Vietnamese-American to have been elected to Congress, and John Fleming, who beat Obama-backed Paul Carmouche. Jefferson’s loss is, of course, a blow against the kind of corruption | Read More »
Let’s Play Hardball
Chris Matthews for Senate? I have some questions about the idea. I don’t know if they will be answered; Matthews seems too much in love with himself to bother explaining why he ought to be a Senator. With any luck, that will be his undoing, though I am sure he counts on his celebrity status to keep a substance-free candidacy afloat.
I read all the articles about Obama’s win and who voted and how they voted and so on. Nowhere have I heard anyone say it, so here goes. The election was rigged. So was the last one. I could have stayed home and never voted at all. And so could all but a handful of “token” voters. This was set up, decided, and carried through | Read More »