Tim Pawlenty will officially be running for President tomorrow.

    The word is that former Governor Tim Pawlenty will officially announce tomorrow in a town hall in Des Moines, Iowa; judging from his campaign videos, this will be heralded by an overflight of a squadron of F-15E Strike Eagles, an announcement that Minnesota genetic researchers have recreated the passenger pigeon, and T-Paw personally leading a mission to disable the Yellowstone super-volcano caldera before it erupts | Read More »

    Belated congratulations to Scott Ott!

    And to his team of four (Ott, Lisa Scheller, Vic Mazziotti, & David Najarian) running for four open Lehigh Valley County Commissioner (PA) slots: all four beat out incumbent Republican Dean Browning in Tuesday’s Republican primary, and at least three of them will be on the ticket in the general.  The fourth may or may not be; they’re recounting that right now. We covered this | Read More »

    Goodwin Liu nomination to Ninth Circuit Court blocked.

    Almost a pity, in its way: the Ninth Circus has a certain reputation of being where we put the more… awkward… liberal judges.  You know: the ones who might as well write their decisions in crayon and/or Comic Sans, because they’re just going to get overruled on appeal anyway. Background here: suffice it to say that Liu had issues with both his judicial philosophy and, | Read More »

    The Inevitable Koch Brothers Soviet Disco Madness! Open Thread.

    Not much to say about this one, except: yup, this is exactly how all those duckspeakers freaking out over the Koch Brothers sound.  And look.  And act, except that the people in the video are at least happy. Tells you a lot of about 1970s-era Soviet society, huh?  Disco looked good to those poor people. Open thread. Moe Lane (crosspost) Moe Lane

    Boston Herald shut out of press pool.

    Let us set the scenario. On March 8, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney wrote an op-ed for the Boston Herald.  Title: “Obama Misery Index hits a record high:” it’s about jobs, unemployment, and how this is lousy at encouraging the former and good at encouraging the latter. The Boston Herald decides to put said op-ed on the front page.  Again: former governor.  The Boston Herald | Read More »

    Where are the adult Wisconsin Democrats?

    Because somebody in the Wisconsin Democratic party needs to be the adult in the David Prosser/JoAnne Kloppenburg state Supreme Court recount, here.  This nonsense has gone on long enough: three weeks and a quarter-million taxpayer dollars later, it has – not ‘become’ obvious that Prosser has won.  It’s been obvious since they certified the results.  What’s more properly ‘become’ obvious is that the Kloppenburg camp | Read More »

    Harry Reid’s unconstitutional oil bill.

    You know, when you can’t even get Talking Points Memo – look at the name, people – to sign off on your own side’s bill, you have a problem.  In this particular case: in his haste to throw up (use of term deliberate, of course) some sort of pseudo-clever agitprop on ending oil subsidies, the Transcendent Benevolent Cosmic Space Teacher currently manifesting in our dimension | Read More »

    Jan Schakowsky (D, IL): SEALs are criminals!

    Rep. Schakowsky, attempting to explain why photos of the military operation that killed Osama bin Laden would not be released, had this to say: “These are pictures of a violent crime scene. This is a dead person. A dead Osama bin Laden,” she said. Now, I will readily grant that normally a statement like this should be subject to Occam’s Razor.  The simplest way to | Read More »

    Advice for Mitch Daniels.

    There’s been a fairly large amount of insider-buzz over whether or not Indiana governor Mitch Daniels is going to run for President; he is widely expected to, but continues to indicate that he has not yet made up his mind.  This is starting to bubble over into other political arenas – the latest speculation is over whether Governors Scott Walker and Chris Christie are or | Read More »

    Election reform bill passes WI state house.

    Wisconsin’s voter ID bill passed, 60-35; it now goes to the Senate, to be worked on next week.  The bill will require that voters show picture ID before voting: what really has Democrats in a tizzy about this is that to be valid a student ID will need “current address, birth date, signature and expiration date.”  This effectively removes all Wisconsin student IDs from consideration… | Read More »

    Jack Davis (FAKE, NY-26) hits cameraman.

    I believe that we have finally established, once and for all, that this guy is a Democrat: Jack Davis takes swings at cameramen. Although he needs a buddy to help, of course. JANE CORWIN FOR NY-26. Moe Lane [UPDATE]: Via Legal Insurrection, I see that the Davis campaign is well-versed in the ancient Democratic art of blame-the-victim.  Free advice, folks: don’t take a swing.  Don’t | Read More »

    Jack Davis (FAKE CAND, NY-26) cuts and runs from debates.

    He’s officially decided to not do any debates with the official Democratic candidate (and actual Republican/Conservative candidate Jane Corwin).  The ostensible reason is because – wait for it, wait for it! – Davis is claiming his opponents are liars who won’t play fair.  Given Davis’s likely status as a stalking horse for the Democratic party, such a comment would normally score chutzpah points with me.  | Read More »

    California lifeguards make $100K/year?

    (Via RCP) Well, the full-time ones at Newport Beach do; more than half of the 14 in 2010 (13 now) made more than 100K in salary, and all but one of ‘em made made more than 100K in salary-plus-benefits.  Before you ask: those are the permanent people on salary; the city also hires over 200 part-timers, who don’t get that kind of compensation.  Why, because | Read More »

    Two new NY-26 ads.

    Both of which are hitting Jack Davis, who is doing his level best to throw the special election there to the Democrats.  Davis, for those who do not remember, has been running as a Democrat in this district for years, and is now cynically trying to use the Tea Party name to hurt the GOP this year: he’s also a somewhat insane fellow who wants | Read More »


    …Hey, don’t blame me (or Ed Driscoll); I’m just quoting the San Francisco Chronicle. And, let me tell you: the scam that the Chronicle is… chronicling… is stellar, for its kind. This is how it works: say you’re a company that wants to do business with the city of San Francisco.  But there’s a small problem; San Francisco is full of not only liberals, but | Read More »