A Quarter Million People Invited Back to Test Drive Obamacare. What Could Go Wrong?
The Government has a plan to make sure the Obamacare website is up and running. Testing it while offline and under theoretical situations would be sensible but that could mean taking it offline for longer than a weekend and that would be an embarrassment. So, instead the plan is to email about 275,000 people who were unsuccessful in signing up for an account, and welcoming them | Read More »
Let’s All Focus on Abortion, And Divert Attention from Everything Else. Do it for Lindsey Graham.
I will preface by saying I am pro-life, and not in the way Wendy Davis describes it.* I say that to underscore that I appreciate this cause. A cause which Sen. Lindsey Graham of S.C. has decided now is a good a time as any to fight for. Specifically, the cause of banning late term abortions. Remember, this is the same type law which Davis filiblustered against | Read More »
Oh Rubio, Rubio – How the Mighty Have Fallen
Over at Real Clear Politics, I got a bit of a chuckle this morning. They highlight an interview Fox News’ Chris Wallace did with Sen. Marco Rubio. Mostly the discussion centers on Obamacare and there’s chatter about whether or not Rubio would go along with a shutdown again, which Rubio deftly sidesteps. But what was amusing was when Wallace asked Rubio if he supports McConnell’s reelection. __________ RUBIO: | Read More »
‘Grats to Dem Rep John Lewis on His 45th Arrest. 7 other Lawmakers also Arrested at Illegal Immigration Rally.
Illegal Immigrants and their supporters gathered today at the National Mall to highlight their agenda for immigration reform. While we’ve all seen the stories of various parks and monuments, oceans and rivers, closed or blocked due to the slowdown this particular rally was given the go ahead to proceed because as The Hill points out public areas can still be used by citizens when doing ”First Amendment-related activities.” ” Reps. John Lewis | Read More »
Hey, Peter King! Nice Way to Start off that Presidential Run.
Earlier this month New York Republican Rep Peter King announced he would be running for president. You might have missed the proclamation and the groundswell of support is not exactly spreading like wildfire. And maybe its due to the lack of media attention that he came out Thursday on MSNBC’s ”Morning Joe” and complained Ted Cruz supporters were calling his office and using ”vile, profane, obscene language.” Ok, I’ll admit cussing out | Read More »
Here’s where we should rally ’round Miley Cyrus and John McCain
Let’s get the obvious out of the way. First, few of us became Miley Cyrus fans after catching clips of her debacle on the MTV Music Awards show Sunday night. John Hayward does an excellent job of describing what she did, why it was wrong, what twerking is, and why we should care in his excellent diary Twerking towards Gomorrah.* And as long as we’re on | Read More »
The all too frequent Laughing at Seattle diary
From time to time we might dislike the city or town we live in. Heck, we may even hate it. If you find you’re having one of those days, close your eyes say, well thank goodness I don’t live in Seattle. Fox News gives us the latest reason Seattle has become a laughingstock among cities. And rest assured it has nothing to do with its climate, architecture, gorgeous | Read More »
The Spot for those who got banned today and others frustrated with Sen. Rubio’s Diary
Senator Marco Rubio penned a diary today entitled Shut Down Obamacare, Not Government. In short he outlines why it is imperative we defund Obamacare. Truly, a good cause and a good diary. No self respecting RedStater likes Obamacare, so for many he was merely preaching to the choir. Handing conservatives red meat, as it were. I’m sure it was no shock to anyone that the responses quickly delved | Read More »
Immigration to be taken up in October. “We’re going to vote on a bill to legalize people who are undocumented, ” says Ryan
Paul Ryan finally let us peek into House plans for dealing with illegal immigration. The info comes from the Journal Sentinel newspaper. He was in Wisconsin speaking to a few hundred people of mostly Hispanic origin and I don’t want to give up the author’s (Bill Glauber) whole story but here are some things you’ll find if you go over there: _________________________________ “Tentatively, October, we’re going | Read More »
Suggestion for the Site
I’m parking this here because I didn’t want to go O/T somewhere else and then realized as soon as I did, others might want to jump in with their own suggestions. Rep. Bob Goodlatte (VA-6) put up a diary today entitled “ Top 10 Concerns with the Senate Immigration Bill” http://www.redstate.com/bobgoodlatte/2013/07/25/top-10-concerns-with-the-senate-immigration-bill/ . It can be found with our diaries. Trouble is sometimes diaries get written and then are | Read More »
McCain wants Stand Your Ground laws “reviewed”
Senator John McCain on State of the Union this morning said he wanted to leave the Senate. I think. Maybe I misunderstood him. “I can also see that Stand Your Ground law may be something that needs to be reviewed by the Florida legislature or any other legislature that has passed such legislation.” And that’s pretty much the backstory. McCain wants the self defense laws “reviewed” | Read More »
Rand Paul: “Over My Dead Body”
Brietbart has up an exclusive interview with Senator Rand Paul and in it we are treated to this warning… “I basically say he [Obama] is bailing them out over my dead body because we don’t have any money in Washington.” – Paul was speaking, of course, over the Detroit debacle. The debacle which had people screaming for a bailout even back in December. “Our people in an overwhelming | Read More »
Professor Rachel Jeantel Provides a Lesson on Proper Use of the “N” Word
Unless you’ve been under a rock for the past week, you’ve probably seen or heard about Rachel Jeantel. Ms Jeantel was a friend of Trayvon Martin’s. She was speaking to him on the phone at the time of Martin’s and Zimmerman’s altercation. And she was a witness for the…well, you decide the last part as I’m still a little unsure quite frankly. Last night Piers Morgan did | Read More »
Protesters bring Urine, Feces, and more fun stuff to Texas State Capital
When protests didn’t work, Pro-Choicers in Austin unveiled a new way to get attention for their cause. Bring stuff to the State house and get ready to fling it. DPS gave out this press release. “The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today received information that individuals planned to use a variety of items or props to disrupt legislative proceedings at the Texas Capitol. Therefore for | Read More »
Are we annexing the moon, or do we just declare dibs?
The Hill reports Dems Donna Apollo and Eddie Johnson of Texas are proposing House Resolution 2617 or as its affectionately known by its simple title The Apollo Lunar Landing Sites National Historical Park, which will be based on the moon. It will be where the Apollo missions landed between 1969 and 1972 and encompass where we landed on the moon and include all the stuff we | Read More »
Breaking: Rick Perry Not Seeking Gov Re-election update: sources claim he WILL run for Pres
He said he was going to announce something big, and this is it. No word on presidential plans…….yet. Will update if more becomes available. Otherwise just use it as an open thread. UPDATE: While Perry did not say he would run in 2016 for president, National Journal has talked to several ” sources” saying yeah, he’s running again. “Rick Perry is stepping down as the longest-serving | Read More »
Lois Lerner Seeks Immunity for Not Doing Anything Wrong
I’m confused. But before you break out into a chorus of “amen to that”, consider Ms. Lerner is more confused than I am. Last month she went before the House Oversight committee which is trying to get to the bottom of exactly why the IRS would want to slow walk requests from conservative organizations seeking non profit status. Last month, she went before the committee and invoked the fifth | Read More »
President of ICE union slams Corker-Hoeven. And doesn’t have nice words for Rubio either.
The Immigration and Customs Enforcement Council came out back in May (along with the union representing deportation agents) to publicly oppose the ’immigration reform’ bill. And since then the union has kept tabs on what the Gang of 8 has done and subsequent amendments. Carolyn May has up an article today at Daily Caller where the National ICE Council President Chris Crane is calling out senators to vote no on C-H. ICE | Read More »
The Rubio v West Diary
Depending on which rabbit holes on the net you fall into, you’re going to stumble on the Allen West/Marco Rubio thing. I call it a “thing” because at this point there’s not a lot to the story. More like a bunch of writers wanting to stir up something or, who knows, maybe wishful dreaming. In brief, Allen West went on a radio show this morning | Read More »
Get Ready to Welcome our Newest State…North Colorado! Secession talks getting underway.
“This is not a stunt. This is a very serious deliberative discussion that’s going on.” That’s the word from Weld County Colorado Commissioner Sean Conway. Apparently, the northern counties are strong in agriculture and energy, but over regulation in the energy industry is causing problems for the nor-Cols and they’re not getting a lot of support from the dem leaders in the legislature or the Governor’s | Read More »
Susan Rice…C’mon Down! You’ve just been named the new National Security Advisor.
Tom Donilon* was the national security adviser. He resigned this morning. And now someone needs to fill the post and that someone is Susan Rice. Rice, of course, was the major mouthpiece from the administration assuring us all Benghazi was merely a bunch of people acting out over a little known fim, or something. Remember, Rice was up for Secretary of State but withdrew her name | Read More »
Petreus Breaking News (Open thread)
General David Petreus has resigned as head of the CIA. Citing…an affair. Not foreign affairs. Like Libya, or other far off countries. No just your basic run of the mill extramarital affair. Not really a diary I know but didn’t want to jump into election venting. So, is an affair the REAL reason Petreus is leaving?
Lets pick a candidate soon, not 3 1/2 years from now
This was the most contentious battle ever. Not between Republicans and Democrats, rather between Republicans and Republicans. Our primary process was packed with conservatives of all stripes and while we fought amongst ourselves the one who emerged victorious was the one guy a majority of us never picked as a first choice. Oh, we dutifully played our supportive roles in the last few months but it | Read More »
Excuse me! What’s our agenda again?
It appears I need some clarification. Perhaps you guys can help. Just what exactly was the end purpose of the last couple of years? The wave of 2010, the presidential primary with all its backstabbing and infighting and then that glorious mess we saw yesterday? I was under the, apparently mistaken, belief it was so we could take care of an agenda. We rode this | Read More »
As Sandy’s water recedes, here’s a place for the Flotsam to reside. (aka Sandy open thread)
If you’re like me you have gone to innumerable websites reading stories on the destruction Sandy has wrought, the human toll thus far, the financial toll expected, breathtaking photos, etc. But some stories fall into the hmmmm category. They’re the ones you read that for some reason make you extremely angry, some may make you laugh, and some may just leave you questioning …Why did they do that? So, | Read More »