CPAC 2011: John Kuzmanich.
John’s the head of the Oregon Tea Party, former Congressional candidate, and may be a possible Congressional candidate again. We talked a little of the state of the state of Oregon (which is better than you’d expect, in practical terms): There’s also some interesting bits on David Wu. Check it out. Moe Lane (crosspost)
CPAC 2011: Sharon Day.
Sharon is a new co-chair of the RNC, and was more than happy to talk about the way that procedures were going to be different than those of the old RNC. …and that’s all for tonight, I think. Moe Lane (crosspost)
CPAC 2011: Mike Lee (R, UT).
Senator Lee is, of course, an old friend of RedState, and happy to check in with us. Annoyingly, the interview was almost interrupted by the presence of the Rent is Too D*mn High guy. What that guy was doing at CPAC remains a mystery: as I recall, the fellow is not precisely conservative. Moe Lane (crosspost)
CPAC 2011: Chris Barron.
Yes. That Chris Barron. Probably one of the trickier interviews I’ll be doing this weekend (I should end up with a bunch, if today was any indication). Moe Lane (crosspost)
Meet Marty Lamb (R CAND, MA).
Marty is running for Congress, just as soon as he knows which district he’s in. That’s because of redistricting; and Marty has some very interesting information on redistricting… and how it applies to the City of Boston. Hint: it’s not good news for the entrenched Democratic leadership. Marty’s kept his old site here; it’ll be updated in the future to reflect the current election cycle. | Read More »
Now at CPAC.
I have a few interviews lined up, with hopefully more to come. In the meantime, check out this video. And by “check out” I mean take notes. This is a darn good video, not least because it tells you how to get to the site. And no, I’m not being facetious. You would be surprised to hear how often people forget to give meaningful directions | Read More »
Sgt. Sal Giunta to retire[*]…
…for those who need their memory jogged, Staff Sergeant Sal Giunta received the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions in Afghanistan; he’s the first living recipient of the MoH since the Vietnam War. And apropos of absolutely nothing, if I’m reading his biography right Sgt. Giunta is from Iowa’s Second Congressional district, which is Dave Loebsack’s. Loebsack is a three-termer who came pretty close | Read More »
Jimmy Webb (D, VA) cuts and runs.
Just couldn’t handle the thought of running again for VA-SEN, apparently – although I’m sure that the lack of money didn’t help much there, either. Or the fact that Webb was practically guaranteed a messy primary, thanks to his race-related thoughtcrime last year. What ever it was, this isn’t a surprise, of course: it was obvious last week that Webb didn’t have the right stuff | Read More »
The Obamacare comic book!
Excuse me: the Obamacare graphic novel. What’s the difference between a comic book and a graphic novel? The same difference as the one between dolls and action figures, but never mind that right now. What’s important is that there’s somebody out there who feels that the ideas behind a 2,400 page monstrosity of a health bill that nobody understands and even its defenders secretly hate | Read More »
Live Action’s latest: NY and the Reproductive Health Act.
Live Action has released its latest video (unedited, full footage here), and it’s a doozy [UPDATE: this video should work, now]: For those without video access, it’s the usual “Hi! I’m a pimp who has underaged illegal immigrant hookers! What can you guys do for me?” – and the answer, this time, is to walk the pimp through the process of vouching for said underaged | Read More »
Behold Obama’s mighty $775 million budget cut!
(H/T: AoSHQ) Considering that there is a projected deficit of 1.5 trillion dollars, you might think that the White House might start taking the idea of spending cuts seriously. You would be wrong: the Budget Office has released the President’s proposed 2012 budget, and they involve a paltry 775 million in spending cuts. That would be .05% of the total deficit. Not five percent; point-oh-five | Read More »
Common Cause and the oldest profession.
(Via Volokh, via Instapundit) Once upon a time there was a Democratic fake-grassroots front group organization called Common Cause. In 2005, Common Cause absolutely, positively, without question was infuriated with any attempt to interfere with the holy practice of judicial filibusters: Common Cause strongly opposes any effort by Senate leaders to outlaw filibusters of judicial nominees to silence a vigorous debate about the qualifications of | Read More »
Today is Ronald Reagan’s 100th birthday.
Happy birthday, sir. People ask where Ronald Reagan’s monument is. To which I say: look around you. Moe Lane (crosspost)
African children vs. Greenpeace?
The good news? Researchers have worked out a method to genetically modify cassava plants that causes them to produce significantly larger amounts of protein. In practical terms, this means that within a decade African farmers might have a staple crop that can counter protein-energy malnutrition in African children – and protein-energy malnutrition is nasty. Not to mention deceptively treatable, if you can make sure that | Read More »
Lila Rose fights the Man.
Choice of phrase deliberate: one of the most entertaining things about today’s state of activism is that the Professional Left is just now starting to realize that they have somehow become the agents of reaction without ever quite noticing how it happened. Lila Rose, on the other hand? Her pro-life organization Live Action is a classic guerrilla theater operation designed to target the weaknesses of | Read More »