The Thanksgiving Family Forum.
It’s a non-debate GOP debate that starts up at 5PM EST; it’ll feature neither Romney nor Huntsman, and will focus on social issues. I will be kind and not speculate on any possible relationship between those two data points. I suspect that it will auto-start, so the livestream is after the fold.
QotD, Presidential Candidates Take Note edition.
The Polling Company did a survey of Iowa Republican voters for Independent Women’s Voice* to determine what those voters are looking for. Click the link for the actual numbers (although I will note that possibly the most eyebrow-raising one is that “[n]o GOP hopeful has locked up more than 9% of Iowa caucus-goers”), but here’s the executive summary: At this point it’s impossible to predict | Read More »
Geez, the WaPo misrepresents the GOP primary AGAIN.
This is getting exasperating. Now we apparently have Michael Gerson of the Washington Post making stuff up: It is now a familiar pattern — the scandal of sanity. Rick Perry is criticized for supporting discounted higher education for the children of undocumented workers, as though the ignorance of the innocent is an obviously superior policy option. [snip] There is room for debate on all these | Read More »
Leon (Panetta), you ignorant slut.
India is an ALLY, fool. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, in remarks Thursday, ranked U.S. ally India with China as a rising threat to the U.S. in Asia. The Pentagon quickly sought to roll back the remarks. “We face the threats from rising powers — China, India, others — that we have to always have sufficient force protection out there in the Pacific to make sure | Read More »
Is Jen Rubin using Andrew Ferguson to sneak an anti-Perry sneer in?
Now, normally I don’t like to do this sort of thing when it comes to people who will be eventually on my side when it comes to an election. Truly, I do not. But while I was reading this Jen Rubin Washington Post article targeting the latest anti-Romney… excuse me, I meant to type out “Newt Gingrich,” there… I was struck by something in these | Read More »
Occupy San Diego has moment of solidarity with White House shooter.
Wait. What?[*] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dL7QRluEeEk&feature=player_embedded (For those without video: it’s a San Diego Occupier calling for a moment of solidarity with the guy who had shot at the White House. Said guy had been (apparently erroneously) linked to the DC Occupiers.)
Energy Secretary Steven Chu to take the fall for Solyndra.
Secretary Chu will take “full responsibility” today for the government’s decision to throw a half-billion’s worth of taxpayer money into a failing energy company, despite its own watchdogs’ recommendations (and the government’s decision to pressure Solyndra into not reporting layoffs until after the ’10 midterms) – while at the same time insisting that nothing untoward occurred. In other words, Chu will not take any kind | Read More »
Wisconsin Democrats voting the graveyard on Walker recall?
[UPDATE] Before anybody starts complaining that I shouldn’t have taken this calendar entry seriously, I’d just like to note: as of 10:54 AM EST, so did up to 71 Wisconsin Democrats. One wonders how many people they’ll have sign up to conspiracy to commit election fraud before the plug is pulled? – I’m hoping for three digits, myself. This almost has to be a fake. | Read More »
Stuck in traffic on November 17th? Look for the union label!
The n-dimensional geniuses over at SEIU (Michigan) have decided to link up with the Occupy Ringworm people in declaring November 17th to be Bridge Action Day – which should, of course, be more accurately characterized as Bridge Inaction Day. The idea is that all these public sector union folks will take an unofficial day off from their jobs – which are probably a lot more | Read More »
White House scheduled Solyndra layoffs for after ’10 elections?
I am almost relieved by this: The Obama administration urged officers of the struggling solar company Solyndra to postpone announcing planned layoffs until after the November 2010 midterm elections, newly released e-mails show. More accurately, I am relieved that I can still get angry about this. You never know when you’re going to get suddenly numb about the latest batch of incompetent corruption that this | Read More »
Perry’s government reform speech.
So, Governor Rick Perry made a speech today where he proposed the following: Ending the practice of giving lifetime appointments to federal judges (current judges would not be affected); Cutting Congressional pay in half; Cutting Congressional pay in half again if they don’t balance the budget by 2020; Cutting Congressional office budgets in half; Cutting the Congressional calendar by half; Criminalizing insider trading by Congressmen | Read More »
Blogcon 11 Interview: Karen Harrington (R CAND, FL-20 Primary)
That would be the district currently Occupied by Debbie Wasserman Schultz; at least, it is when DWS has time to spare from being Barack Obama’s trained seal at the DNC. As you might imagine, there’s little love lost between me and the Congresswoman, so when The Shark Tank‘s Javier Manjarres offered to get me an interview with potential challenger Karen Harrington at Blogcon 11 I | Read More »
Video: “Every Generation.”
One of the nice things about attending Freedomwork’s Blogcon last weekend was that I had the opportunity to get an early look at the Veteran’s Day video that RedState’s Ben Howe did for the event: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPfQTdTWRZw Freedomworks was lucky to have his creative output on tap like this – and so are we.
Obama administration gives $433m no-bid contract to Democratic donor.
The last time I checked, didn’t the Left call this sort of thing ‘crony capitalism?’ Over the last year, the Obama administration has aggressively pushed a $433-million plan to buy an experimental smallpox drug, despite uncertainty over whether it is needed or will work. Senior officials have taken unusual steps to secure the contract for New York-based Siga Technologies Inc., whose controlling shareholder is billionaire | Read More »
Blogcon11 1, Occupy Denver 0.
It’s kind of sad when you show up to a protest and the people that you’re trying to intimidate have better and louder chants. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qwD-vHGtqk&feature=youtube_gdata_player “We want the dog! We want the dog!” This is a reference to Occupy Denver’s decision to elect a border collie their leader last week, and frankly that might have been smart of them; they’re not very organized, poor things. | Read More »