Conservatives Should Mobilize to Help Don Manzullo Against Adam Kinzinger in Illinois
“If we are unwilling to stand up for a man who stands up for conservatives even against his own party, then why should we ever expect any man to stand with the movement against the party?” On February 18, 2011, 98 Republicans joined with the whole of the Democratic Caucus in the House to defeat legislation offered up by Representative Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee designed | Read More »
It’s Don Manzullo in IL-16
Last year, buoyed by unprecedented conservative uprisings, we elected a new Republican majority in the House. The 87 freshmen were often referred to as the “Tea Party Congress.” Unfortunately, it has become clear that not all freshmen were created equal; not all freshmen drink a strong brew of tea. In fact, some members have nothing in common with the Tea Party. Due in large part | Read More »
Politico proves Gingrich’s point for him on Obama and the Born Alive Infant Protection Act.
OK, if you followed the debate in Arizona last night then you got to see Newt Gingrich consume a moderator’s liver for what may be the last time. The topic? Double standards in the media, particularly when it comes to ‘extremist’ positions. The transcript is as follows: GINGRICH: But I just want to point out, you did not once in the 2008 campaign, not once | Read More »
Quinn’s Copycat Play Still Leaves Taxpayers on the Hook
Promoted from the diaries By Sarah Gough and Matt Batzel Don’t look now but it looks like Gov. Quinn is stealing a page from the Wisconsin budget playbook. Facing an ongoing fiscal crisis, Quinn is looking to move the teacher’s pension expense off of the state’s budget by having suburban and Downstate school districts start contributing to their teacher pensions. This move is similar to | Read More »
Democrats condemn racist redistricting map! …for Illinois.
No, really: all three African-American Congressmen from Illinois are loudly complaining that the current redistricting map as drawn may be in violation of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. Illinois Republicans are currently suing to have the map overturned, largely on the grounds that under the usual interpretation of federal law the new map needs to have more than one majority-Hispanic district. As this | Read More »
What Happened At RightOnline
Promoted from Diaries – ML Redstate’s own ColdWarrior and Ron Robinson invited several precinct activists from around the country to sit on a panel at the recent RightOnline conference, put on by Americans for Prosperity. Our topic was the “Importance of Precinct Activism”. Below the fold you will find some more details that I didn’t include in my portion of the event, and get to | Read More »
‘…but more importantly for the common good.’
The above is from Governor Pat Quinn (Democrat, although it’s fairly obvious from the quote) of Illinois; and it tells you everything that you need to know about Quinn’s mindset – not to mention the mindset of the Democratic party in general, too. Here’s the background: the Sears Corporation has its headquarters in Illinois, and has been bribed offered incentives to stay in Illinois, despite | Read More »
Illinois DREAM Act passes Illinois Senate…
The Illinois Combine, for those unfamiliar with the term of art, refers to an unfortunate reality in Illinois politics: to wit, Illinois is not precisely a two-party state. There is a Republican Party of Illinois, and there is a Democratic Party of Illinois – but the party bosses of both more or less ignore everybody else and run the state to suit themselves. Case in | Read More »
Tech at Night: FCC Lies, Copyright, Internet Tax, Amazon
Curse Firefox. I’m getting to this much later tonight than I would have, thanks to a stinking Firefox 3.6 rendering bug, plus Firefox’s refusal to make it easy to work around Firefox rendering bugs. Microsoft Internet Explorer makes that easy with conditional comments. Firefox has no such feature, pretending it’s always right. Which is fine, except when Firefox 4 and Firefox 3.6 render the same | Read More »
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How many *other* racial incidents has Gov. Pat Quinn (D, IL) tried to cover up?
Background: Ken Snider, Illinois state trooper and former regional head of Quinn’s security detail, abruptly resigned both positions (among others) last month. Turns out the resignations are allegedly related to Snider using a racial epithet – the racial epithet, in fact – towards an African-American college student, as prelude to a fight (it would be stretching things to call what happened next a ‘brawl,’ but | Read More »
According to Dick Durbin, Presidents Should NOT Come To Congress Before Going to War
From the “say or do anything to defend your man” file, Dick Durbin just ingratiated himself to the American anti-war left with a doozie of a tale on the floor of the United States Senate. According to Dick Durbin, a man who once called American soldiers nazis, Presidents George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush broke precedent by going to Congress before initiating hostilities. | Read More »
Will the Durbin Amendment Stay? If So, Consumers Are Screwed.
I’ve written about this before. The Senate may very well today or tomorrow consider fixing the problem. I hope. After I wrote about Durbin’s amendment to the financial reform package, the Wall Street Journal took him on as well. The Wall Street Journal noted, “Congress’s 2009 effort to regulate credit cards shows what will happen. Do you like free checking? Enjoy it while you can, | Read More »
Amazon ended affiliate program in Illinois.
It got overshadowed by recent events both foreign and domestic, but last week Governor Pat Quinn (D, IL) signed legislation declaring that in-state affiliates for online sellers count as ‘a physical presence’ in Illinois, thus theoretically allowing the state to require those online sellers to collect sales tax information. This is usually called the ‘Amazon tax*,’ as it is largely aimed at Amazon.com**. This is | Read More »
Escape to Rockford! Spend money there!
This is yet another reason why the United States of America is the greatest nation on the planet: our collective eye on the main chance. Is there a group of Democratic state senators out there grimly determined to make themselves – and the Democratic party of Wisconsin – look like hilariously incompetent buffoons? Well, one person’s idiocy is another person’s economic opportunity… and if you’re | Read More »
Appellate Court: Rahm Emanuel Bumped From The Chicago Mayor Ballot For Residency Reasons
Rahm Emanuel’s bid to become Chicago Mayor may have been derailed. Politico reports: In an unexpected move, Rahm Emanuel was thrown off Chicago’s mayoral ballot Monday. A panel of appellate judges ruled 2-1 that Emanuel – who is leading in the polls – did not meet the residency requirement needed to be on the ballot. Emanuel, President Barack Obama’s former White House chief of staff, | Read More »