The (very belated) Louisiana election results open thread.
Sorry: given the way that the Louisiana Democratic party is more or less at the Cheyne-Stokes breathing stage at this point it didn’t really seem that high a priority. Results here. Bobby Jindal won, of course (and it wasn’t even close); but it looks like that the Lt. Governor and Secretary of State races are going to be closer. Honestly, I don’t know enough about | Read More »
The matter of Estonia.
(Via Instapundit) It does not in fact surprise me that a person’s enthusiasm for Communism is usually [directly] proportional to how long it’s been since he or she had to live under it*: [Estonian finance minister] Parts is vigorous, blonde, and athletic, but seems tired. He tries to conceal a yawn, explaining that he and his wife have just had their fourth child and nights | Read More »
The Washington Post has a macaca on its back.
I swear to God, it’s like the paper remembers that one, perfect high that it got from torpedoing then-Senator George Allen’s re-election run in 2006, and has been chasing the dragon ever since: 2009: You all remember the McDonnell/Deeds gubernatorial contest, yes? You also remember how the WaPo went so all-in on pushing an absurd story that Jim Geraghty started calling it the Washington Bob | Read More »
An #OWS PSA for the voters in NY-08.
Focusing particularly on the voters within audible (and olfactory) range of Zuccotti Park, which is currently the somewhat squalid epicenter for the protesters: I am given to understand that increasing numbers of them are tired of the noise, the disruption of local business and residential life, and, of course, the defecation*. I am also given to understand that those voters are not really getting any | Read More »
The “NRCC *also* fund-raising off of #OWS” Wednesday open thread.
Yeah… I think that somehow DCCC chair Steve Israel didn’t think this one all the way through when he came out in support for the Occupy Wall Street ‘movement.’ Steve Israel Stands With Them. Note that I am utterly unsympathetic to the argument that the OWS movement is merely not being utterly hostile to any random anti-Semites stopping by. Personally, I take the position that | Read More »
New Perry ad: “Misleading.”
I can tell you at least one key difference between this latest ad by Governor Rick Perry and the latest one from former Governor Mitt Romney… …Team Perry will probably not have to fall all over itself later today to pull the ad from the Internet. Which was something that Team Romney had to do yesterday with their ad. For those without video, the Perry | Read More »
Mitt Romney: enabling the PRC’s foreign adventurism?
There’s a lot to talk about with regard to last night’s debate, but I want to drill down on this unforced error made by Team Romney. It’s… subtle, but it’s going to hurt Mitt in unexpected ways. Via the CNN debate transcript (via Ben Domenech’s Transom) comes this fascinating discussion of alternative methods of funding humanitarian aid: COOPER: Governor Romney, should foreign aid be eliminated? | Read More »
Let me explain (LET ME EXPLAIN) to #OWS (TO #OWS).
The woman below (THE WOMAN BELOW) would like to have (WOULD LIKE TO HAVE) a conversation. (A CONVERSATION.) So let me explain (SO LET ME EXPLAIN) why we won’t. (WHY WE WON’T.)
Joe Donnelly (D, IN-02; D-CAND, IN-SEN) curiously quiet on Indiana voter fraud.
OK, this needs a little background: it recently came out that Indiana Democrats had forged multiple signatures on the 2008 primary nominating petitions for both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. The situation was sufficiently bad that former Democratic governor (and Clinton supporter) Joe Kernan had to come out and announce that no, that wasn’t his signature on the Obama petition; in other words, it’s bad | Read More »
BREAKING: TOTUS ONE HAS BEEN KIDNAPPED.
I REPEAT: TOTUS ONE HAS BEEN KIDNAPPED. A truck carrying President Obama’s podium, teleprompter and audio equipment was stolen in Richmond, Va., a local news outlet reports. Sources tell WWBT/NBC12 that around $200,000 of presidential equipment was stolen from a Richmond Marriott hotel location in advance of Wednesday’s presidential visit to Chesterfield, Va. President Obama had no comment.
Failed-plan expert President Obama lectures GOP on plans.
Isn’t this just the cutest thing? If the video doesn’t load, Breitbart TV pulled the relevant quote: “My plan says we’re going to put teachers back in the classrooms, construction workers back to work… Tax cuts for small businesses, tax cuts for hiring veterans, tax cuts if you give your worker a raise. That’s my plan. Then you got [the Republican's] plan which is ‘let’s | Read More »
Anti-semitism on casual display at Occupy LA. #OWS
You know, when this video from Reason.tv came out, I invoked the 48 Hour Rule as a matter of course. For those who don’t know, the 48 Hour Rule is one of those useful rules of thumb that people come up with to make sure that they don’t get burned on a story; if something sounds too good to be true, or too bad to | Read More »
GOP candidates! Boycott the Nevada debate*!
It’s been reported that Jon Huntsman has decided to boycott the Nevada CNN debate next Tuesday as part of a larger pushback against Nevada’s moving up its caucus date. I applaud this act of principle, and encourage all other Republican candidates** to follow suit immediately. In fact… this problematical situation vis a vis the creeping primary dates have gotten so out of hand that the | Read More »
Does Elizabeth Warren *also* support spitting on our troops?
I ask this because back at the beginning of October Ms. Warren seemed to be very much in favor of the entire Occupy Wall Street ‘thing.’ As the Boston Globe noted: “All of the candidates expressed support for the controversial protesters who are part of the “Occupy Boston” movement downtown.” The question then becomes: does that support include the members of Occupy Boston who went | Read More »
Six weeks until the primary starts?
If so, the luxury of taking one’s time with picking a favorite GOP candidate is about to go away: In a bombshell this afternoon, New Hampshire Secretary of State William Gardner raised the strong possibility of a December first-in-the-nation presidential primary. In a statement entitled “Why New Hampshire’s Primary Tradition is Important,” Gardner, who has full authority under state law to set the date of | Read More »