Douglas Ruskkoff And The Luddite Left
Wow! I thought I was the political reactionary. When did Archie Bunker register as a moss-backed Democrat and start work at some predictably Lysenkian font of mainstream media bed-pan wisdom? This apparently took place because Progressive jet-fuel geniuses have just now figured out that a free-flow of information will make it harder for them to control what people are currently thinking or what they say.
I’ve just read an example of this Progressive Neo-Reaction in a Politico Magazine article entitled “How Technology Killed The Future.” Author Douglas Ruskkoff, like the PTSDed space marine in the movie “Aliens” tells us its game over. He explains the nature of our ineffable damnation below.
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The result for institutions—especially political ones—has been profound. This transformation has dramatically degraded the ability of political operatives to set long-term plans. Thrown off course, they’re now often left simply to react to the incoming barrage of events as they unfold. Gone, suddenly, is the quaint notion of “controlling the narrative”—the flood of information is often far too unruly.
Obama at DreamWorks in La La Land Today Speaking About (Fairytale) Economy
Politico reports: Obama is set to speak on the economy at DreamWorks’s Los Angeles-area headquarters on Tuesday. Which leads me to ask: Is Obama living his own fairytale today? Consider this: We have a president created by the media and funded by Hollywood who is speaking at DreamWorks headquarters in La La Land. He is expected to talk about how an economy, propped up by $85 billion a | Read More »
Can We Have A Rational Discussion About The Virginia Governor Race?
The Virginia Gubernatorial Race Proves the GOP is Suicidal If a national election were held in a test kitchen, it would resemble Tuesday’s Virginia gubernatorial election. The race between Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Ken Cuccinelli is a rich stew of national personalities and issues, consumed by Virginia voters with “tastes” similar to voter groups nationwide. That’s why the media will see this off-year election | Read More »
Obama is America’s First AWOL President — Blame the Mainstream Media
Is Obama our nation’s first AWOL president? The answer is painfully obvious. While researching this piece I Googled, “Obama is AWOL president” and over one million results popped up in 0.33 seconds – overwhelmingly from conservative-leaning media. AWOL stands for “absent without leave” in case you needed a refresher. Here are some examples representing both sides of the ideological fence: John Cornyn: Obama is AWOL on budget talks. Politico | Read More »
Hillary to Publicly Endorse Terry McAuliffe on Saturday — Which Means Ken Cuccinelli Has Lost the VA Governor Race
If you need of some hard evidence proving that Hillary Clinton is running for President in 2016 — look no further than the Northern Virginia suburb of Falls Church on Saturday, October 19. There, Hillary Clinton will formally endorse her “good friend,” Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe at a “Women for Terry” event. So why is Clinton’s late endorsement of a long-time friend for governor | Read More »
‘Obama was running for president even as he was still getting lost in the Capitol’s corridor.’ Criticizing New Senators Demonstrates Obama’s Hypocrisy
On October 4, President Obama gave a widely reported interview with Julie Pace of the Associated Press that reads like political satire from The Onion. During the interview, Obama was highly critical of freshman Senator Ted Cruz for his role in the government shutdown. Then, Obama went on to slam Cruz and other freshman Republican senators for their high media profiles that called to mind then-Senator Obama’s behavior during his | Read More »
Is the White House Big Latin Music Party Still On For Tonight?
Politico reports: First Lady Michelle Obama said that the president “will shake his groove thing” at a Latin music concert being held at White House on Monday. Gloria Estefan, Ricky Martin and Romeo Santos are among the artists lined up to perform. But are today’s horrific events leading to 13 dead at the Washington Navy Yard serious enough for the White House to cancel this Latin | Read More »
Where Is The Outrage Over ‘ObamaNation’ Flag?
While thousands gathered at the Lincoln Memorial this past weekend to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1963 Civil Rights March on Washington, an American flag was waved with President Obama’s image in place of the 50 stars. Photos of the “Obama flag” were included in the galleries of numerous prominent web sites such as Politico and USA Today. But was the Obama flag just another news photo of the event? | Read More »
Myra Adams: My First Donald Trump Piece From June 2013 – All the Signs Were There
Author’s Note: What follows was posted on RedState, June 18, 2013. For the record, it was my first Donald Trump piece headlined “Why It Looks Like Donald Trump is Really Running for President in 2016.” Within this piece are many clues that help explain why Trump is the GOP’s 2016 presumptive nominee. Can you find them? BEGIN ORIGINAL POST: All signs point to “The Donald” making | Read More »
A Historic News Week In Washington From An Eye Witness Perspective — Past, Present and Future
Last week my husband and I were back in our hometown of Washington D.C. where we both had business and events to attend. Normally I do not write about my personal travel adventures but this trip had a rather unique “historical time capsule” element that makes it worth recounting. My husband, a retired State Department Foreign Service officer is now an executive with an international | Read More »
Two Supreme Ironies Of The Boston Terror Attacks
Last Tuesday, April 16th, in response to a piece I had written here on RedState on the day of the Boston attack, Politico reporter Dylan Byers tweeted the following: A right-wing blogger gambles on speculation: “Why It Is Obvious That The Boston Marathon Attack Is Islamic Terrorism” http://bit.ly/ZmGwpG Even though my “gamble” paid off, I will not be collecting any winnings. However, two developments connected to the Boston attack — one involving | Read More »
Hillary Watch 2016: You COULD Ignore All The Latest News, But That Would Be Foolish
tive! Faster than a speeding bullet! More powerful than a locomotive! Does this iconic Superman intro also describe the state of Hillary’s non-campaign campaign for 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in 2016? Perhaps, but with so much news the media is slobbering to report that barf bags, “tucked into the seat pocket in front of you,” may be needed to help RedState readers get through it all. Let’s first start with the | Read More »
The Ted Cruz Roadblock
The media has started attacking Ted Cruz so much Mike Allen is whining about it in hilarious fashion.Ruth Marcus started it on the morning of Valentine’s Day.Jonathan Weisman did a story the next day on Cruz.Between Marcus and Weisman came an overnight Manu Raju piece in the Politico that caused Mike Allen’s tantrum.Writing the morning of the 15th, Mike Allen wrote Jonathan [Weisman] was working | Read More »
Politico’s Emily Schulteis Misses a Few Key Details About Bobby Jindal
Politico reporter Emily Schulteis proves today why journalism is a dying and biased industry. She bought the spin of a Louisiana political hack who actually worked for Kathleen Blanco – a politician Jindal ran against and practically forced out of office. In fact, in quoting Bob Mann, Schulteis never even mentioned that his former boss, Kathleen Blanco, was driven from office by the looming Jindal | Read More »
Ethics Committee to Review Owens Case
Via POLITICO last night – A $22,000 trip to Taiwan taken by Rep. Bill Owens (D-Plattsburgh) will be reviewed by the House Ethics Committee. According to House rules, the committee has 45 days to review the request and decide whether or not to launch a formal probe or release the investigation. The committee can extend this review period for another 45 days if necessary. Owens released | Read More »