The term ‘Molotov cocktail’ is notably absent from this Lars Vilks report.
So let me summarize the Washington Post article for you: Somebody tried to set Lars Vilks and his house on fire, almost certainly because he draws mean things about their religion. Via Hot Air Headlines. Yeah, this was the guy who got assaulted by religious fanatics earlier this week, after he showed them mean Photoshops about their religion:
Meet Larry Bucshon (R CAND, IN-08).
Larry is running in the seat currently held by Brad Ellsworth, who is of course retiring in order to lose the Indiana senatorial race. Larry’s site is here. Moe Lane Crossposted to Moe Lane.
Rebecca Wales and the SGP Blitz.
I had a chance to talk today with Rebecca Wales, Communications Director of Smart Girl Politics. We discussed their publicity blitz, the nature and needs of activism among conservatives, and of course how cool Nikki Haley is. Check it out. Moe Lane Crossposted to Moe Lane.
Mark Critz (D CAND, PA-12) ad pulled by WPGH-TV for lying?
Not yet confirmed, but we’ll be checking up on this. We were given the heads’-up on this one by Stacy McCain (@rsmccain, The Other McCain), who is apparently (I think) on the scene of PA-12. [UPDATE] Preliminary checking suggests false alarm, more’s the pity. Ach, well. [ANOTHER UPDATE] Just had more on this come on in. The DCCC (not, strictly speaking, a Critz one) ad | Read More »
The April Rasmussen Trust numbers.
I’ve been trying to do this post for a few days (Rasmussen usually puts these numbers up before it does a formal article). Short version: eight out of ten for the GOP, but the Democrats made up lost territory across the board. Apr-10 Mar-10 Issue Dem GOP Diff Dem GOP Diff Shift Health Care 41% 48% (7) 37% 53% (16) 9 Education 43% 39% 4 | Read More »
You know what’s a great antidote for a rotten mood?
Because I was having one: long story, but it involved wondering what I’ve been doing lately. Then I see this: Gov Christie calls S-L columnist thin-skinned for inquiring about his ‘confrontational tone’ (See also: Hot Air, AoSHQ) …and I realize that one thing I’ve been doing lately is helping people like Chris Christie get elected. You’re welcome. Moe Lane PS: No. Get your own. Crossposted | Read More »
Good news: Crist isn’t giving that money back.
This is good news… Gov. Charlie Crist told MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough on April 30 that he would “probably” give refunds to donors who don’t approve of him leaving the GOP. Some donors to his U.S. Senate campaign were told before the switch that they would get their money back or pro-rated refunds. No more. A couple of hours before Crist officially becomes an NPA voter, campaign spokeswoman Michelle Todd said there will | Read More »
The implication of the House Rules Committee.
The House Rules Committee. People usually call this one of the most important House committees out there, which is in my opinion untrue: it simply is the most important House committee. The reason that I say that is because the Rules committee has ultimate control over how and in what way a bill is presented and debated; add that to its ability to dictate appropriate | Read More »
Meet Todd Rokita (R CAND, IN-04).
Todd is the Secretary of State for Indiana who won the primary for IN-04 last week; the seat is considered safe for Republicans, so I took the opportunity to ask him some slightly different questions. Todd’s campaign site is here. Moe Lane Crossposted to Moe Lane.
Meet Len Britton (R CAND, VT-SEN).
Len is the presumptive Republican candidate against Patrick Leahy, who is currently seeking a seventh term. Which is a polite way of saying that Leahy has spent over half his life as a Senator, while Len Britton is a small business owner and first-time office seeker. Len’s site is here. Moe Lane Crossposted to Moe Lane.
News media starting to get ornery over Kagan thing.
Not that the White House cares. Or do most of the people reading this, except in a theoretical, pass-the-popcorn sense, I suppose: The White House today posted on its website a video allowing Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan to speak “in her own words” about her personal history and perspective. In the interview, conducted by a White House staffer who produces videos for the administration, | Read More »
And now, a *special* message for all supporters of Alan Mollohan (D, WV).
Seeing as we have now just learned that the corrupt little suckweasel has been defeated in his primary bid. For all of you fighting for that man’s right to batten off the body politic, I just want to pass this along: I wanted to kick it all techno, but none of them really sung to me, you know? Moe Lane PS: David McKinley for Congress. | Read More »
OH County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora (D) threatens reporter’s wife.
This was pretty funny, right up to the moment where (Democratic) Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora threatened reporter Henry Gomez’s wife. The background is as follows: Dimora is being investigated as part of a corruption probe* – yes, I know, corruption in Cuyahoga county; how shocking – and Dimora is a bit upset about the way Gomez (and his paper the Plain Dealer) is covering | Read More »
The Maine GOP’s barbaric yawp.
It must be admitted that when I read this particular article: In a move that seemed to surprise many members of Maine’s Republican Party, a group of tea party-style activists redefined the party platform at the convention Saturday. After the vote, in which a vocal majority supported a wholesale replacement of language worked on by the party establishment since at least January, a string of | Read More »
Eight days and counting on PA-12.
Mike Pence went to PA-12 today to help Tim Burns. Can you help Tim, too? Remember: this is a district that the Democrats cannot afford to lose. And they know it. And they will hate losing it on the 18th. But only if we keep up the pressure.