On The Vander Plaats Alleged Pay for Play
I gather that this story (via Ace) has been getting a lot of attention over the last few days. People seem to be disgusted (and rightfully so) that a guy who is supposed to be a Christian leader has (allegedly) offered his endorsement for cash. First of all let me note that I have no opinion one way or another on the merits of this | Read More »
Ron Paul: The Andrew Johnson Candidate
Ron Paul likes to brag that he often votes alone (or nearly alone) in Congress. I suppose the spin that he’d like for you to put on this is that he alone in Congress stays true to his principles. I suppose that is one way to look at it, if you ignore the number of times he lards up appropriations bills with pork for his | Read More »
Ron Paul: RINO
Generally, I hate the word RINO. In modern political discourse it serves no purpose other than as an insult hurled at someone with whom the speaker disagrees. Accordingly, I try to use it as sparingly as possible and only when it truly applies – when someone really is a Republican in name only. Let me illustrate. People frequently use the word “RINO” as a pejorative | Read More »
About Those Racist Ron Paul Newsletters that He Didn’t Read and Completely Disavowed
First of all, let me apologize for all the Ron Paul stuff lately. Being a dumb yokel from Nashville who has never lived or worked in or near Washington, DC, I am powerless to resist the mind control rays from the Establishment, who have ordered me to continuously assault Ron Paul (or at least this is the answer to my posts that I most often | Read More »
Why Do People Keep Asking Newt Gingrich About Meghan McCain’s Drivel?
I have a serious question: Why do people keep asking Newt Gingrich about the latest dumb thing that has fallen out of Meghan McCain’s mouth? Politico notices that Newt has zinged McCain yet again over her latest ridiculous criticism of his candidacy. This time, it was Laura Ingraham confronting Newt with McCain’s claim that Callista is “icy” and doing damage to his campaign. By my | Read More »
Ron Paul Hates Republicans and Everything They Stand For
Most people already know that Ron Paul refused to endorse John McCain in the 2008 general election. While I don’t necessarily agree with that decision, especially from a contender for the GOP nominee, I can certainly understand it. Lord knows I hated every nice thing I had to say about John McCain and wasn’t entirely pleased about pulling the lever for him (which is a | Read More »
Gary Johnson for Senate
Apparently, Gary Johnson is continuing to mull a completely fruitless third-party run for the Presidency. His specific beef is that he performed so poorly because he was unjustifiably excluded from most of the television debates, which he apparently blames on the GOP. I really don’t know how much merit this complaint has – I am under the impression that the media/sponsoring organizations for the debate | Read More »
Yes, Virginia, Ron Paul is a 9/11 Truther (and a Coddler of Racists)
A few days ago, some folks took exception with my last post about Ron Paul, claiming that the video wherein Paul stated that there was “glee” in the White House after 9/11 did not establish that Ron Paul was a truther. Silly me, I assumed that people remembered all the material from 2008 which had already pretty much proved the point, but it appears that | Read More »
Can Congress Subpoena Judges?
I have to confess at the outset that I am at a loss to explain the hyperventilation in some quarters about Newt Gingrich’s remarks in Saturday night’s debate that he would subpoena federal judges to testify before Congress. I don’t really want to get sidetracked in a discussion of whether such a move would be a good idea, politically (it would almost certainly not, as | Read More »
RedState Interview with Jon Huntsman
Former Utah Governor and current Presidential candidate Jon Huntsman took the time on Friday to sit down with me and answer some questions on his views. You can hear the entire audio of the interview by clicking below, or I have generated a rough transcript which you can find below the fold. I will admit to being impressed by Governor Huntsman, who I had largely | Read More »
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Wisconsin Government Accountability Board Strangely Disinterested in Recall Petition Fraud
Despite the protestations of liberal hacks everywhere, most people instinctively understand that the evidence is overwhelming that voter fraud happens, and that it happens all the time. In Wisconsin, however, we are presented with the rather unusual specter of the State Government frankly admitting that it will do nothing to stop it. As you are probably aware, unions and other crank liberal groups are busy | Read More »
Ron Paul Goes Full Metal Truther
I’ve been waiting for quite a while for Ron Paul to just come out and admit he’s a 9/11 truther. Frankly, I thought it would happen a long time before now. It has taken so long, in fact, that I had started to doubt whether he would ever do it. However, I guess his Iowa polling numbers must have him feeling his oats, because he | Read More »
People Who Criticize the City of South Fulton, TN are History’s Greatest Monster
The city of South Fulton, TN is getting a lot of media coverage this week because the city’s firefighters intentionally let someone’s house burn to the ground. Why did they do this? Because the homeowners in question did not pay a $75 fire protection fee. Sounds pretty absurd and ridiculous, right? Sounds like the sort of thing that might justifiably cause a good old-fashioned media and | Read More »
Behold the Face of Evil
It’s easy to get caught up in the latest Herman Cain media SNAFU or Gingrich reminiscence and forget that the world is full of actual, morally depraved evil people. Consternation over deficits and unemployment has a distressing (if perhaps understandable) tendency to sweep higher moral abstracts under the rug until our checkbook ledger is back in balance. However, for whatever its political value, it is | Read More »