E. J. Dionne Jr. Isn’t Shocked But His Liberal Sensitivities Are A Little Bit Hurt
Yes and Eugene Joseph’s disappointed too. The WaPo scribbler’s 1/29/’12 piece opens with some thunder about his hero “botching” the contraceptive issue and complains that the president’s ”progressive Catholic allies” have been “thrown under the bus”(Wow! that’s an original turn of phrase. Sure wish I’d thought of it.) However the key sentence comes later and begins, “ But speaking as an American liberal who believes that religious pluralism imposes | Read More »
“Glock The Rise of America’s Gun” Book Review
“He got it right because he hadn’t done it before…” Patrick Sweeney (The Gun Digest Book of the Glock 2008) Gaston Glock’s seventeenth patent filed in August 1981 covered the innovative design of a semi-automatic handgun and so he named it the Glock 17. He spent another nine months testing and improving the weapon which was markedly different from others because it was largely made of very tough plastic | Read More »
“The Poor” Meaningless Nonsense Without Some Definition So Here’s Mine:
In Westfield, NY, if you shop at the local supermarket you will likely see many of the welfare-state perks. It’s not quite as easy as it once was because many of those perks now resemble pay checks and credit cards. But if there are two or three folks ahead you at check out and you have good or decently corrected vision you can easily spot checks | Read More »
Night Of The Long Faces Or “Mitt Happens”
Mr Faithful and Ms True collided with Mr & Mrs Hardin Colfax last evening. Time of the encounter was fixed exactly at 8 pm Eastern Standard. It happened on The Trail. Yes, at eight exactly grinning anchorbots screamed “Romney Wins!!” Faithful and True also screamed. “Oh! Oh! How could they know so quickly??? The doors at the polling places have not yet been fully closed!” | Read More »
Mitt Romney Is Most Definitely Not John McCain Nor Bob Dole And This Is Not 2008 Redux & Update.
Newt Gingrich’s last attempt to ride the big elephant will(did) effectively end tonight when Mitt Romney wins(won) the Florida GOP primary with a large plurality. UPDATE: I wrote this very early today. Since then FL Sen. Marco Rubio has appeared on CNN and predicted tonight’s winner will likely carry the GOP standard in November. Also two late-breaking polls show Romney with a total greater than the | Read More »
Is the Moon a Wi-Fi hotspot?
Well maybe when the first Starbucks opens. They could offer their exclusive “Luna Latte” Honeymoons on the Moon? “Oh Sweetie I’d kiss you if it weren’t for this here space suit.” Or “We coulda’ gone to Vegas! But no!” How about the disappointed newlyweds who discover you can’t take romantic earth-lit cruises on the Sea of Tranquillity. Oh well, as I noted in a previous | Read More »
Fanatical and False Attacks on Ron Paul
I post this in the spirit of Redstate’s seeking to promote conservative ideals and clean house in the Republican Party. UPDATE: None other than Brother Erickson noted that Ron Paul gave some of the best answers in tonights (1-26) debate. These answers concerned domestic issues. Newt Gingrich seemed eager to throw praise Paul’s way. So for politically minded and rational folks the Paul campaign offers | Read More »
A Silent, A Dignified, A Proper SOTU. Please.
And so the Speaker of the House taking his example from a Big Three Anchor should conduct tonight’s Obama re-elect er uh that is the President’s all-important State of the Union media event, no didn’t mean that; address was the word I was looking for. This is far more important, and infinitely more solemn than any stinkin’ debate. It is more important and deserves far | Read More »
Note: I wish I had thought of the title, but I “borrowed” it from the now suspended Huntsman campaign. Huntsman of course was my first choice, but such is war. Mitt and his Merry Men can’t be happy with Gallop’s latest 5-day rolling average numbers of GOP voter preferences nation wide. Just this week Romney’s lead over second-place Newt Gingrich has narrowed a rather shocking | Read More »
Breaking: Drudge sez ABC
has a two-hour interview with Newt’s ex. Debating whether to air
“He’s Truly a Moron…and That’s Heartfelt.”
He’s Chris Matthews. Tucker Carlson nailed Matthews to the outhouse door early today while sitting as a guest on “Red Eye w/Greg Gutfeld. “I actually think that Chris Matthews may be the dumbest person ever to appear on television,” was Carlson’s opening take on Matthews’ accusation that Newt Gingrich’s smack down of Juan Williams was racist. “Red Eye” is one of the many programs I | Read More »
Want to Win Ryhmes With…
Huntsman! Jon Huntsman, the man with sterling credentials for the world’s highest office. The candidate whose “baggage”, if any, wouldn’t fill a motorcycle toolkit pack. The 51 year-old who has already enjoyed success enough for four very successful lifetimes: as a husband and father, as a businessman, as an ambassador and not least as an effective and popular two-term governor. His conservative bona fides are as solid | Read More »
Perry “Doesn’t Have the Brains To Be President” Sez MSNBC Host
Can we all agree that MSNBC is a national embarrassment? The cable outlet no longer even pretends to be a news outlet. It is leftist blather with no journalistic ornaments whatever. This evening (12/30/11) Chris Matthews pronounced that Texas Gov. Rick Perry “doesn’t have the brains to be president” Further he dismissed Texas with a wave of his pudgy hand. This came during a discussion | Read More »
Huntsman and Gingrich in “Lincoln-Douglas”
The two sat down Monday at “St A’s” in NH and discussed issues foreign and domestic for about one and a third hours. My overarching impression was both men showed leadership ability by demonstrating a confidence-inspiring combination of describing challenges and offering solutions. Gingrich is right about this format: the difference between this and the sound-bite debates is startling. <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”http://www.youtube.com/embed/Q54P2djFx8U” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>
An Early Christmas Gift For Newt & The GOP:Jon S Corzine
Make that gifts. Here they are in no particular order: First, Republicans can now have some fun rhyming fat cat and Democrat. Corzine’s credentials are indusputable. Secondly, the 64 year-old is a perfect counter to the Dem’s Wall St v Main St narrative. He was CEO of Goldman Sachs. He was until very recently the honcho at MF Global. Third, the Obamanauts asked Corzine for | Read More »
Ronald Reagan vs Some at Redstate
I was on vacation. It was a beautiful summer night. Ronald Reagan was on TV. He was making his acceptance speech. The former actor (The MSM always referred to him that way. His experience as governor of the largest state apparently didn’t count.) was the GOP candidate for president. It was 31 years ago and I remember it well. Happy times make fond and vivid | Read More »
Gingrich Is Best Qualified (Now with video!)
Of all GOP contenders to give a cogent and detailed diagnosis of what ails the federal government. His proposed remedies deserve respectful attention. He has the perspective of an historian. He has the cool analytical approach one expects from a learned man. And best of all he has practical experience at the highest levels. This is one heck of a resume. Add to it his | Read More »
Warming Conservative Hearts Quickly, Easily, Painlessly and at Zero Cost.
Newt Gingrinch is on to something alright. He hasn’t quite gone all the way, but he can prove his love for RS types by doing so. If he does he will demonstrate leadership in the most convincing way: by giving an example, by walking the walk, by struttin’ his stuff and letting his actions speak more loudly than plain words ever can. Should the Speaker make the | Read More »
Perry’s reintroduction continues And 12-2 Update Tantalizes on Leno.
UPDATE: Gov Perry may have dropped a hint about a ticket or perhaps a Secretary of State choice near the end of his visit with Jay Leno. Leno asked Perry to name his preferred candidate if he doesn’t get the nod. The governor hesitated a bit but when Leno pressed named Jon Huntsman. He had good things to say about Huntsman, his wife and kids. | Read More »
Marley’s Ghost Comes A’Callin’
Tis the season after all. Like the spectre of Scrooge’s late business partner all of the GOP presidential aspirants have some baggage clattering behind them. Thus each of the Republican hopefuls can be fit for the part by an eager media as well as their various opponents. Herman Cain’s baggage, make that mostly alleged baggage, has been put on display. Now it appears to be current front-runner | Read More »
By Gosh The Chickens Are Coming…
But not the poultry forecast by the twirling Rev. Wright during a lively sermon sometime back. No these fast returning birds would, if Rev Wright were of the Church of Rome, have his nihil obstat and imprimatur. It is 2011 and it is the cherished programs of The Left that are coming. Coming to simultaneous ruin. While Republicans fret about electability etc. the folks now occupying the White House must be way | Read More »
Perry Pays Price.
Rick Perry was all over TV the day after a mind freeze that threatened to put his campaign on ice. The trip across network and cable channels included a comic kow-tow on the Letterman show. Letterman is of course a great friend of the right. Not. I’m sure Letterman was delighted. I like everyone watching winced when the governor had his oops moment. It lasted 53 | Read More »
OK Ladies. A Few Questions From David.
POLITICO’s Maggie Haberman reports that the joint presser is reportedly on. Her source is a tweet from someone at ABC named Steven Portnoy. Thus she upholds POLITICO’s rep for reporting on reports. Oddly in what some describe as a sex scandal the term “joint presser” is offered without apparent irony. The presser could/might/reportedly involve two or more of the offended fems, make that reportedly offended fems who | Read More »
Perry’s Problem Is Not Herman Cain.
Nor Cain’s supporters. UPDATE: Tonight’s (11/9) debate was about as bad an outing as a candidate could have. Gov Perry said he would eliminate three federal departments and in what must have been an excruciating few seconds that seemed to take much longer drew a blank on the Dept. of Energy. I’m 66 and know that as you get older you generally gain judgment and | Read More »
BS Politico Supertanker Now Rams Perry
The BS (Barack Shills) over at Politico now are after Rick Perry. Didn’t you know he was strangely animated giving a speech last week in NH? Well he was. Politico reports it to be so. Of course Gov Perry has denied being under the influence of anything. For what it’s worth I’ve watched the eight-minute clip and quite honestly thoughtb Perry was having fun. I | Read More »