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    Go Green, Kill People!

    Steven Crowder has out another great video. Consider this an open thread.

    Morning Briefing for December 21, 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing For December 21, 2010 Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. Just a brief note: the Morning Briefing will take a Christmas vacation later this week. On Thursday, Friday, and Monday we’ll have some down time.— Erick 1. It Was Ever Thus 2. Anti-Obamacare = Pro-Slavery? 3. “The System Worked”: Man Boards Plane with Loaded Gun 4. | Read More »

    Paring Down 2012

    Here is round 2. I’ve removed both John Thune, who came in last, and David Petraeus, who came in second to last. They both got less than 500 votes out of 19,657 cast.So, with them out, now where do those 868 votes go? Who is your candidate for 2012? Haley Barbour John Bolton Jeb Bush Herman Cain Mitch Daniels Mike Huckabee Sarah Palin Tim Pawlenty | Read More »

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    Gays, Hispanics, and National Security, Oh My!

    It’s not lions and tigers and bears we’re dealing with this morning, but gays, Hispanics, and national security.Over the weekend, the United States Senate voted to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” Suddenly there are reports in the media about gays currently serving in the military. Who knew there were any?!But in siding with their gay constituents, Democrats threw their Hispanic constituents under the bus — | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for December 20, 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing For December 20, 2010 Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. Just a brief note: the Morning Briefing will take a Christmas vacation later this week. On Thursday and Friday and Monday we’ll have some down time.— Erick 1. Gays, Hispanics, and National Security, Oh My! 2. An Avenue for Mike Pence? 3. Potemkin Villages of Democratic | Read More »

    2012 Asked Another Way

    UPDATE from Erick: I’ve posted a duplicate for Sunday so yesterday’s link doesn’t break. In the morning I’ll take off the lowest vote getter.————-Due to a bunch of requests, I’m putting this up this way so you can pick from the full slate of candidates.I have not added people like Chris Christie and Bobby Jindal because they have been fairly adamant that they are not | Read More »

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    2012 Asked Another Way

    Due to a bunch of requests, I’m putting this up this way so you can pick from the full slate of candidates.I have not added people like Chris Christie and Bobby Jindal because they have been fairly adamant that they are not running and are giving every hint in private that they are not running. Consequently, I’m leaving out an “other” category as well. This | Read More »

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    This Time of Year

    I wrote a column in today’s Macon Telegraph, my local paper, about this time of year. I figured I’d pass it on here. You can go here to the Telegraph to get the full thing. There’s just so much going on this year that I think it is sometimes important just to stop and reflect on things.This is an unusual Christmas in the Erickson household. | Read More »

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    An Avenue for Mike Pence?

    Ron Brownstein has a very interesting article out today for National Journal about how the field of candidates is shaping up for 2012. He posits that the field is shaping up to be between managers like Mitt Romney and populists like Sarah Palin.I think that is, largely, a false dichotomy, but if you change what he means by “manager” I think he is on to | Read More »

    Taxes

    “It will be important for conservatives to draw clear lines in the sand their leadership dare not cross before the debt ceiling fight.” As was buzzing around twitter last night, if you’d said a year ago that in 2010 a Democratic House of Representatives would have voted for the Bush Tax Cuts with a greater margin than the Republicans, the rest of us would have | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for December 17, 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing For December 17, 2010 Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Obama is Failing: Does This Mean We’re Not Racist? 2. Defunding Planned Parenthood 3. Tea Parties on Fire in Texas! 4. Wisconsin Lame-Duck Democrats Bust a Jailbird Out to Vote on Union Contracts 5. Repeal ObamaCare. Then, Let’s Do Something Really Radical…Try Freedom.

    Failure

    Barack Obama says his Presidency will fail if the tax compromise fails. Let’s help him!Nancy Pelosi is having a hard time getting enough votes. The more Republicans we get to vote no, the harder a time Nancy Pelosi will have getting Democrats to make up the difference.Go here now and call your Congressman. Let him/her to oppose the tax compromise.

    Thank You Tom Coburn

    Senator Tom Coburn has had an early Christmas gift handed to him in the form of the Ominous Omnibus. Coburn, perhaps best known for making fools of the big spenders in Washington, is doing it yet again.He has set up a database where you can dig through and find all the corruption, greed, and lunacy in the Omnibus.If this doesn’t pass by Saturday, according to | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for December 16, 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing  For December 16, 2010Go to www.RedStateMB.com to get the Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Thank You Tom Coburn   2. Omnibus Spending Bill Loaded with Earmarks and New Spending   3. Senator Ethanol, the Young Guns, and the Politically Expedient   4. A Tea Party Earmark for Paul Revere   5. The Secret Ballot Protection Act & What the | Read More »

    Senator Ethanol, the Young Guns, and the Politically Expedient

    Senator John Thune took to the Senate floor yesterday to criticize his fellow 2012 presidential contenders for playing politics with the Obama-Kyl tax deal. “It is easy to stand on the sidelines and criticize this deal,” Thune said. “And it would perhaps be politically expedient to stand on the sideline and criticize this tax deal. But to advocate against this tax deal is to advocate | Read More »