Michael Steele’s Unwinnable War

    Below, watch instantly infamous video of Michael Steele’s odious remarks on Afghanistan. Here is my own transcription, as best as my deaf ear could produce. Well the McChrystal incident um, to me was very telling. And I think it’s a reflection of frustration that a lot of our military leaders have with this administration and their prosecution of the war in Afghanistan. Keep in mind, | Read More »

    Reason’s Nanny of the Month Cracks Down On … Ladies’ Night?

    Via Glenn Reynolds: Says Busybodies in Illinois are itching to bag baggy pants, and -Holy handcuffs, Batman! -in Los Angeles they’re throwing the Caped Crusader behind bars! But there can be only one Nanny of the Month, and this time it’s the state bureaucrat who’s thumbing his nose at the great Kool & the Gang anthem by cracking down on bars and restaurants that | Read More »

    Sen. Lemieux: “It’s not just oil washing up on the shore Mr. President, it’s failure.”

    Via The Right Scoop: Unlike President Obama, Senator George LeMieux (R-FL) has no confusion about just whose ass needs kicked. For more from Senator LeMieux, check out his excellent appearance on the Ed Morrissey show just after delivering said kicking. (embed below the fold.) Please consider this an OPEN THREAD.

    “Kagan’s Lying Her Pearls Off”

    Ben Shapiro has the top story today at Human Events: I truly like Elena Kagan, but she is doing a terrible job of telling the truth during these hearings. At yesterdays proceedings, she lied in no less than five areas of the law, none of them boding well for the future of the Constitution. Abortion Kagan was asked by Senator Jeff Sessions about a memo | Read More »

    “I just hope that in the future we know what the heck it is we’re doing.”

    Via Michelle Malkin, the video below features Democrat Max Baucus basically calling Barbara Boxer a dangerous opportunist right to her face: . As Michelle put it: A moment of candor from Democrat Sen. Max Baucus today at the Senate EPW Committee hearing on the Boxer-Menendez oil spill liability amendments. His comments are directed at grandstanding committee chairwoman Sen. Barbara Boxer, sitting next to him. His | Read More »

    “Afghan Rules Need Changes”

    Rowan Scarborough has the top story today at Human Events: Before Gen. Stanley McChrystal made the fatal mistake of venting to Rolling Stone magazine, warriors in Afghanistan say he was guilty of an even a bigger blunder. The four-star general put in place a series of restrictions on troops in the form of new rules of engagement (ROE). War fighters complain the rules have prevented | Read More »

    A Podcast Darkly

    Ladies and Gentlemen, allow me to introduce you to The Needle. This is a new weekly podcast featuring RedState’s own Lori Ziganto, and her loosely affiliated sidekick, me. Every Wednesday, we’ll be having inappropriate audio relationships with our listeners on topics ranging from politics to even more politics, and a side order of please make it stop. I don’t want to brag, but I’m totally | Read More »

    Mexican Drug Cartel Threatens Nogales Police

    Via Gateway Pundit: “Our officers have received threats from the cartel that they are to look the other way if they are off duty, or they will be targeted by a sniper or by other means.” Relatedly, in the news today: Mexico is suing over Arizona immigration law. Wonder where they got that idea. Priorities.

    The No Attribution Zone

    Hat tip. Link back. Trackback. These are internet terms, as well as courtesies. Another way to put it might be: attribution. Sourcing. Or how about “credit where due”? I’m a blogger. Many of you are bloggers too, and you know the same thing I do. When you repost something from another site, you attribute it. This is true of almost anything you do online. On | Read More »

    “Is Rahmbo Becoming a Must-Go?”

    Andrea Billups has the top story today at Human Events: As the Obama administration battles a host of issues, with the sluggish economy, ongoing involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan and now an environmental catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico, some wonder if Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel – the recognized “bad cop” of their political coupling — is becoming an albatross around the President’ s | Read More »

    Flag Day

    Resolved, that the Flag of the thirteen United States shall be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the Union be thirteen stars, white on a blue field, representing a new constellation. – June 14, 1777, Continental Congress Today is Flag Day, the Google logo is quick to not remind you. Each June 14th we remember and honor the official adoption of our flag in | Read More »

    Open Thread: Kick It

    This is funny. Obama’s semi-NSFW musical debut: Pretty much the only way to react to that faux tough guy awkward moment. Now, in the name of the lollipop guild, I’d like to welcome you to OPEN THREAD.

    The Angry Mob (UPDATED)

    Update: The video, which showed a counter-protester attacking a tea partier and his wife, has been removed from YouTube. Wonder who complained. And on what grounds. Via Ed Morrissey, and to expand on Brian Simpson’s remarks: . Those darn teapartiers sure are scary and violent. Yet another example of the media double standards on violence at protests. See also here, here, here, here, here, here, | Read More »

    “Decades of Epic Fail”

    . Awesome. Open Thread.

    “Hillary to World: Raise Your Taxes!”

    Rowan Scarborough has the top story today at Human Events: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in her push for higher taxes around the world, asserted facts about Brazil’s economy that are contradicted by her own department’s official profile of the South American country. Clinton has taken on an odd diplomatic priority by urging the U.S., and other countries, to raise taxes. She said during a | Read More »