Tea Party Democrat to Challenge Frank Pallone (D-NJ6) in Democratic Primary
“The Tea Party movement is not just about Republicans anymore“ With those words, Mark Falzon filed his Petition of Nomination today to challenge Frank Pallone in the 6th district Democratic primary on June 8th. Running under the campaign slogan, “Democrat: Tea Party Approved“, Falzon may very well be the first person in the Country to challenge an incumbent Democrat in a Democratic primary under the | Read More »
Chris Christie: New Jersey’s Ronald Reagan
The comparison isn’t precise, so few are, but Chris Christie, in his quest to right New Jersey’s fiscal ship of State, has shown a brass ideological constitution and political savvy to which we aren’t accustomed here in Jersey. Over the past few weeks, Christie has been engaged in an increasingly bitter fight with the NJEA and its President, Barbara Keshishian, over the Governor’s proposed education | Read More »
“The Nation” explains the Tea Party
Finally, an exhaustive list into which we can neatly put each and every member. By show of hands, which of the following are you: Ayn Rand secular libertarians Fundamentalist Christian evangelicals Birthers Birchers Racists Xenophobes Ron Paulites Cold warriors Zionists Constitutionalists Vanilla Republicans looking for a high Militia-style survivalists I suppose tangentially (and partially) I could qualify for at least four (secular libertarian, cold warrior, Zionist, | Read More »
Obama Lies at an 8th-Grade Level
Funny, I thought it would have been much higher than that: (via HotAir) However, a Smart Politics analysis of nearly 70 oral State of the Union Addresses since the mid-1930s finds the text of Obama’s speech on Wednesday evening to have one of the lowest scores on the Flesch-Kincaid readability test ever recorded by a U.S. President. The Flesch-Kincaid test is designed to assess the | Read More »
New York Magazine Quotes Yours Truly from Scott Brown Victory HQ
And does a, surprisingly, decent job of not sucking out loud: At just past eleven o’clock last Tuesday night, Russell Cote was standing in the gilt-speckled lobby of Boston’s Park Plaza Hotel, a whiskey on the rocks in one hand and a homemade-style Scott Brown for senate sign in the other. Brown, the newly elected U.S. senator for Massachusetts, had just given a rambling but | Read More »
The “Elitistated Class”
What is it? (via HotAir) David Brooks is a blithering idiot. Period. Fully aware of sounding like a pompous ass myself, by whatever metric you choose to measure intelligence, I would dust Brooks twice on any topic before breakfast. And yet, I’m likewise quite certain that I’m not a part of this “educated class”: The public is not only shifting from left to right. Every | Read More »
Call it a Moment of Silence
In recognition of the vegetative state in which the Constitutional Republic known as the United States of America presently finds itself. Considering the worldwide ramifications of such a demise, should it come, I’d say four days of mourning is actually a little short…dont’cha think? Is this really what people think was intended when we ratified the Constitution? Open-air fraud, hundreds of millions of dollars in | Read More »
Beat it Fatty!
No, seriously. (via HotAir) Dating and social network site BeautifulPeople.com has axed some 5,000 members following complaints that they had gained weight. The members were singled out after posting pictures of themselves that reportedly showed they had put on pounds over the holiday period. The site allows entry to new members only if existing members vote them as sufficiently attractive to warrant it. […] As | Read More »
You’re a “Partisan Ally”…Get used to it.
I’m conflicted on which way to go with this: As we head into the final stretch on health reform, big insurance company lobbyists and their partisan allies hope that their relentless attacks and millions of dollars can intimidate us into accepting the status quo. So I have a message for them, from all of us: Not this time. We have come too far. We will | Read More »
Taliban to Obama: Thanks for the Gameplan Pal.
Dr. Walid Phares, (learn his name), director of the Future Terrorism Project at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and author of “The Confrontation: Winning the War against Future Jihad”, has a post at the Counter Terrorism blog about the inevitable counter-counter terrorism strategy of the Taliban now that they know we’ll be out sooner than later: The jihadi war room is now aware that | Read More »
“Rule by the Best and Brightest”
Huh? In an otherwise excellent article on perhaps the fundamental difference between liberals and conservatives, William McGurn continues to make the same mistake so many on their side and the Brooks/Frum Axis of Stupid on our side has made all along; Obama and his cabinet/czars/advisors are not the "best and the brightest". They are, maybe, relatively more ‘intelligent’ than the average IQ but to a | Read More »
A Real Jobs Summit
The Competitive Enterprise Institute is swiftly becoming the lead pipe-swinger in the defense of U.S. Capitalism. First they file an intent to sue NASA over their failure to comply with FOI Act demands for ClimateGate documents and now their suit to have Sarbanes-Oxley declared unconstitutional is three short days away from being heard before the Supreme Court. I may have to check this one out | Read More »
If there is one, this is it. Pakistan, (or Pok-eee-ston as our Dear Leader in his infinite sophistication insists it be pronounced), has been for a while, is now and will be the X-factor for strategic command going forward in Afghanistan. Now that Obama has made his call to send 30,000 (or is it 33? 35?) troops there for 18 months (or is a little | Read More »
Sound Afghanistan Analysis from…..the Daily Beast?
Huh? Dude, Obama is turning this world completely upside down. The DB, for those who don’t know, is kind of a consortium of wishy-washy small-’c’ conservatives comprised of pseudo-intellectuals, Frum-esque charlatans and, of course, the Queen of Young and Restless Conservatism, that stalwart of the middle and unashamedly self-congratulatory Daughter of Maverick…the Blonde Muppet herself, Meghan McCain. (Incidentally, Meggie Mac rests much of her alleged | Read More »
Sen. Kent Conrad: Hey KSM reactionaries…Beat it!
No, seriously. So now the Speaker of the House and a Democratic Senator from North Dakota have in the span of a week, basically called those who are wary of the propaganda-ready show trial of KSM down the street from Ground Zero, un-American reactionaries who should pack up and leave because they, not us, love America. Wow. Take that 9/11 families. Incidentally, the rally to protest HoBama’s | Read More »
63% Blame Political Correctness for Failure to Prevent Ft. Hood Massacre
That’s absolutely right. Sixty-three percent (63%) of U.S. voters say political correctness prevented the military from responding to warning signs from Major Nidal Malik Hasan that could have prevented the Fort Hood shootings from taking place. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that just 16% disagree and do not believe political correctness kept military authorities from possibly stopping the killing of 13 people | Read More »
Is this a new 34,000 troops to Afghanistan?
Hmmm… My first question is whether this 34,000 is the same as this 34,000. Is this just another leak that won’t pan out? Why do we have to wait until December 1 to get the announcement? I think this 34,000 is the same as the support troops increase he announced in October, but perhaps with an added component of combat troops. The word “combat” shows up only | Read More »
Obama’s “ugly 20′s” handicap is the biggest lie yet.
On a lighter note… There is no way on this Earth that Obama is playing to a “mid-20′s” handicap.What that means, basically, is that he is consistently hitting three strokes under 100 over a par-72 18 holes, a feat that isn’t accomplished often even for “serious recreational golfers”. As an example, I’ve broken 100 only three times in probably somewhere north of 60 rounds of Golf, and | Read More »
So….nice guys DO finish last.
Terrific article today from Der Spiegel, (that’s German for you leftist twits out there), explaining from one German’s point of view how Obama’s ass-kiss diplomacy is failing. Giving away the ending, the article quotes Newt by saying that Obama’s approach is “a lot like Jimmy Carter“. Barack Obama looked tired on Thursday, as he stood in the Blue House in Seoul, the official residence of | Read More »
Sarah Doesn’t Owe Johnny Mac Jack
There’s an interesting discussion going on right now about the possibility and desirability of Sarah making her way to Arizona next year to campaign for John McCain. It’s all speculation at this point because the challenger hasn’t announced. I mean…just look at her. But seriously, is there anything more fun than speculating about what Sarah might do? Not for my money… The reason it came up | Read More »
On Liberty and Mammograms
Interesting article from, of all places, the New York Times today regarding the “double-edged sword” of regular screening for breast and cervical cancer in women. Basically, the argument is that sometimes increased or too frequent testing can have harmful effects on women while too infrequent screenings may lead to missed indications of the onset of malignancy. This is the point dear readers. Information is good. | Read More »
Short-Circuiting ObamaCare at the State Level
George Will has a good one today at WaPo talking about how States might potentially head-off any Federal incursion into their own health care systems. It’s not easy, but basically the plan would be for the State’s to enact Amendments to their own Constitutions guaranteeing that private choice in medical care shall not be infringed nor penalties imposed for failing to obtain coverage. Will recounts an | Read More »
Global Military Dominance?
Who needs that? Surely not us. One connection that’s not talked about often enough is that between economic superiority and military superiority. They obviously go hand in hand. Your two most prominent examples being how we marshaled our resources in the 40′s to defeat the Socialist Nazis and how we did so again in the 80′s to defeat the Communist Soviets. One involved bloodshed and | Read More »
Failure to pay the Individual Mandate fine? $250,000 Fine and 5 years in the Clink
Dude, Nancy’s not F’ing around. “H.R. 3962 provides that an individual (or a husband and wife in the case of a joint return) who does not, at any time during the taxable year, maintain acceptable health insurance coverage for himself or herself and each of his or her qualifying children is subject to an additional tax.” [page 1] “If the government determines that the taxpayer’s | Read More »
Surprise! ObamaCare Has Unintended Consequences
Of course it does. Every liberal policy has unintended consequences. That’s why it’s a law. The other headline I was contemplating for this post was “WaPo: Hey, those individual mandate fines are way too low bro.” That would have been somewhat misleading, as the article is written by Martin Feldstein and he doesn’t actually suggest the need for higher fines. But the unavoidable conclusion from | Read More »