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    Max Baucus (D, Montana) cuts and runs.

    And this is pretty epic, too: between his warning of the upcoming Obamacare trainwreck (that Max Baucus helped crash in the first place, mind), and his display of the Hawaiian Good-Luck Symbol to gun-grabbers last week, old Max there isn’t retiring so much as he’s smacking the self-destruct button on his secret volcano lair on his way to the escape pad. Max Baucus was on my | Read More »

    The Boston Marathon bombers had… illegal guns.

    Which is impossible, right? A Massachusetts police official say the brothers suspected of bombing the Boston Marathon before having shootouts with authorities didn’t have gun permits. Cambridge Police Commissioner Robert Haas tells The Associated Press in an interview Sunday that neither Tamerlan Tsarnaev (tsahr-NEYE’-ehv) nor his brother Dzhokhar had permission to carry firearms. …I mean, Massachusetts has strict gun control laws. You’re not allowed to | Read More »

    Boston Marathon aftermath: feds warned by Russia about Tamerlan Tsarnaev in 2011.

    Let me just put this FBI press release out there for you. It’s dated April 19, 2013, by the way: this will be important later. 2011 Request for Information on Tamerlan Tsarnaev from Foreign Government The two individuals believed to be responsible for the Boston Marathon bombings on Monday have been positively identified as Tamerlan Tsarnaev, now deceased, and Dzhokar Tsarnaev, now in custody. These | Read More »

    The obligatory Uncle Ruslan post.

    Man, I really hope that this guy is on the up-and-up: Because that was EPIC. I can’t really summarize it, except as being an extremely loud, extremely comprehensive, and extremely avoids-being-profane-by-the-thinnest-margins denunciation of his nephews, their actions, and their irrational hatred of the United States of America. Really, it loses EVERYTHING in description.

    The most important thing about yesterday’s vote: national reciprocal concealed-carry is doable.

    Senator John Cornyn’s (R, Texas) common-sense proposal that states with concealed-carry permits recognize other states’ concealed-carry permits was up for a vote yesterday as an amendment to Reid’s otherwise-useless “gun control” bill; and it came close to passing. Pretty freaking close, in fact (57/43). Flip South Dakota, New Hampshire, and West Virginia next year, and that’s sixty for cloture and let’s-see-what-bill-Obama-won’t-dare-veto. Here’s Sen. Cornyn’s description | Read More »

    Harry Reid will be pulling the gun control bill on Thursday.

    First noted on Twitter (via Hot Air): Reid will pull the entire gun bill from floor, likely tomorrow. No final vote. It will remain on leg calendar. Brought up some other time. — Paul Kane (@pkcapitol) April 17, 2013 …and the NYT pretty much confirms.

    Sic transit gloria Toomey-Manchin?

    They apparently don’t have the votes for a ‘compromise’ amendment extending background checks for firearm purchases. NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell tweeted this morning “Sen. Joe Manchin tells me ‘ we will not get the votes today.’” The Senate had been expected to vote Tuesday on the deal Manchin unveiled last week with Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., but Democrats late Tuesday were still scrambling to find the | Read More »

    John Boehner, Mitch McConnell should attend Margaret Thatcher’s funeral.

    The President can’t be bothered to go himself, you see. Or – and this is the actually offensive part – send anybody currently from the administration. Whitehall sources have revealed that the US delegation at tomorrow’s service in St Paul’s Cathedral will be led by two Reagan era secretaries of state: James Baker and George Shultz. Though President Obama himself had not been expected to | Read More »

    Salon’s sad attempt at smearing the Right wrt Kermit Gosnell.

    Now, I understand that this Alex Seitz-Wald fellow wishes to a) distract and b) infuriate the Right by repeating the bald-faced lie that conservatives only covered the Kermit Gosnell stories in the last week or so (and it is a bald-faced lie).  I will therefore trashcan my previous remarks and thus merely note that if Salon is going to talk about how conservatives supposedly did or | Read More »

    Ted Cruz reaches out to grieving daughter of Sandy Hook victim.

    (Via Hot Air) A couple points about this… The daughter of the Sandy Hook Elementary School principal who died in the mass killing in December could not join others from her community this week to lobby for gun control. So she turned to Twitter to reach out to the 15 senators who indicated they would engage in a filibuster to block legislation on gun control. | Read More »

    So, there was a riot at Gitmo.

    Good luck finding it leading the news cycle anywhere except on Drudge at the moment, though. Anyway, would somebody – and by somebody I mean “President Barack Obama” – care to explain to me, not to mention the American people, just how this was allowed to occur? The violence erupted during an early morning raid that military officials said was necessary because prisoners had covered | Read More »

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    States are passing new abortion clinic regulations *because* of Kermit Gosnell’s atrocities.

    Before we go any further: here’s a section from the grand jury report on the Kermit Gosnell atrocities (“Mrs. Mongar” is Karnamaya Mongar, one of Gosnell’s adult victims). Investigators found the clinic grossly unsuitable as a surgical facility. The two surgical procedure rooms were filthy and unsanitary – Agent Dougherty described them as resembling “a bad gas station restroom.” Instruments were not sterile. Equipment was | Read More »

    Kentucky Democrat alleges Progress Kentucky behind Mitch McConnell wiretap.

    Kentucky Democrat alleges Progress Kentucky behind Mitch McConnell wiretap.

    I’m not going to be cute about this: Progress Kentucky is a racist organization. We know this because they went after Mitch McConnell’s wife for being, apparently, a spy for the Chinese. Progress Kentucky is a crazy organization. We know this because they thought that Ashley Judd was a viable candidate for Kentucky Senate (nobody else did, honestly). And, allegedly, Progress Kentucky is a stupid | Read More »

    The lady’s not for jumping.

    Oh, this was Maggie to a T. Short version: There was a  Swedish interviewer once who had a gag where she asked her interviewees to jump (a perfectly harmless gag, mind you).  When the interviewer had Margaret Thatcher on, Thatcher downright refused to jump on cue.  Cheerfully. Without apology.  The word ‘puerile’ was used.  As Maggie put it: I made great leaps forward, not little | Read More »

    Mother Jones, Mitch McConnell, & Ashley Judd.

    A few things that I’m taking away from this (forwarded) Mother Jones “expose” of Mitch McConnell’s Ashley Judd oppo research: The whole thing reminds me of the Washington Post‘s ongoing (and rather pathetic) attempts to recreate that one, perfect fix that the WaPo had in 2006 when they destroyed George Allen’s Senate career. Yes, David Corn, last year you folks got your hands on a | Read More »