Sanders puts Tucson attack in fundraising crosshairs.

    Senator Bernie Sanders – the socialist Senator from Vermont who we’re supposed to pretend isn’t a socialist because the Democrats get upset about us bringing up the entire ‘socialism’ thing – has decided that the best way to handle last weekend’s attempted assassination of a Congresswoman (and the murder of six people, including a nine-year-old girl) is to send out a fundraising letter blaming the | Read More »

    ‘Three’ quotes from Paul Kanjorski.

    All on the subject of civility. …it is incumbent on all Americans to create an atmosphere of civility and respect in which political discourse can flow freely, without fear of violent confrontation. – Former Representative Paul Kanjorski (D, PA), January 11, 2011. “That [current Florida Republican Governor Rick] Scott down there that’s running for governor of Florida,” Mr. Kanjorski said. “Instead of running for governor | Read More »

    Comparing the Tucson shooting reactions.

    Now that earlier attempts to define the narrative have apparently collapsed (even regular Democratic voters aren’t willing to blame the Right for the Tucson shooting), let us take this moment to discover what we have learned about stereotypical reactions to tragedies and atrocities. And what is the most important thing that we have learned? It’s that the blogosphere and the pundit class can be neatly | Read More »


    Did Dupnik dismiss Loughner threat?

    I have a rule of thumb: if I write a post on a topic, and I get either hate mail or hate posts about it, then I’m onto something. Well, yesterday I wrote a post on Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik’s rather strange tactical decision to imply that the Chinese were behind Jared Loughner’s attempted assassination of Giffords*, and I got both.  Apparently, the Left | Read More »

    Constitution 090.

    There seems to be a little confusion – to be charitable about it – about precisely why the Republican party insisted on reading the Constitution out at the beginning of the 112th Congress. It’s not actually that complicated, really. It was because of idiots like this from the 111th Congress: That’s Phil Hare from Illinois. If you can’t see the video: this fellow was | Read More »

    Prediction: Clarence Dupnik will lose his next election.

    Via Ace of Spades and Mediate, here’s is Tuscon Sheriff Dupnik’s… sub-optimal… interview with Megyn Kelly. Pay close attention to his commentary at about 5:15, where he implicitly blames the attempted assassination of Congresswoman Giffords on the Chinese.

    A day may come…

    …when people like Pejman Yousefzadeh and I can no longer feel outrage and anger at the contemptible and despicable rhetoric of the Online Left in response to outrages.  A day where the rampant hypocrisy that their pet bloggers and pundits routinely show stops surprising us with its power to offend.  A day where we throw up our hands in despair and allow their (and their | Read More »

    BREAKING: Rep Gabrielle Giffords (D, AZ) shot at public event.

    [UPDATE]: Thankfully, early reports that Congresswoman Giffords had been killed were premature; tragically, four people have been reported dead.  After shooting Giffords, the shooter reportedly fired into the crowd indiscriminately until he was subdued by heroes on the scene, including at least one member of Giffords’ staff. Details still sketchy, but she was apparently shot in the head at point-blank range; NPR reports that at | Read More »

    Antiwar left tries to get piece of Known & Unknown action.

    While the exceptionally sad and silly nature of the organized antiwar movement is of course obvious to anyone with a functional notochord, it’s not as common to see their favorite political pornographers sink to their level.  After all, said pornographers are self-aware parasites – and as such are almost required to be smarter than their victims.  But every so often you encounter one who forgets | Read More »

    White House to try the same thing again…

    …in the hopes that this time, it’ll be different.  The ‘Benjamin Button’ reference made by Ronald Brownstein below is in reference to the GOP’s policy agenda, which is pretty explicitly to reverse all of the catastrophic features of  President Obama’s policy agenda: the conceit is that we’re going to have the same debates over again.  And Brownstein reports that this is just fine with the | Read More »

    Gov. Pat Quinn (D, IL) about to destroy IL Amazon affliliates?

    It’s certainly looking that way: the Democrat-run (Democrat-dominated) state legislature has just passed a bill to tax online purchases (via Points and Figures, via Instapundit): the bill is just waiting for Governor Pat Quinn’s (D) signature, which is almost certainly inevitable.  In fact, the state of Illinois is going to raise taxes across the board – because that’s what Democrats do.  Business is good; raise | Read More »

    Obama administration: *Please* don’t repeal Obamacare.

    (H/T: Hot Air Headlines) Let us review the Democratic response to the Republican response to Obamacare. They tried steamrollering us.  Didn’t work. They tried taunting us.  Didn’t work. They tried ignoring us.  Didn’t work. They tried threatening us.  Didn’t work. They tried lecturing us.  Didn’t work. They tried demonizing us. Didn’t work. They tried threatening us.  Didn’t work. They tried distracting us. Didn’t work. They | Read More »


    Quote and Video of the Day Thursday Open Thread.

    First the video (which commemorates yesterday’s historic booting of the first female Speaker of the House), via Ace of Spades HQ (and let me note that I would never stoop so low as to make a video that mocked a fallen political figure in such a purely-superficial fashion*). Next, here’s the quote (also via AoSHQ), which discusses the amazing reaction that the Left is | Read More »

    Four years for this moment.

    Give John Boehner that damn gavel, Nancy. You can watch it here. Moe Lane PS: Amusing factoid: despite having more members in her caucus for the 112th Congress than John Boehner did for the 111th, Nancy Pelosi got one less vote for Speaker in the 112th Congress than John Boehner did in the 111th. PPS: You can shut up any time now, Rep. Pelosi.  These | Read More »

    Gibbs to leave WH press secretary gig…

    …in order to pursue an exciting career as left center on Hollywood Squares – actually, is that program even still on?  No, just kidding: outgoing White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs is going to have some nebulous job defending whatever dumb idea the President comes up with that day, just like before – only now Gibbs will be doing it in places where people can | Read More »