Tweet Real Clear Politics, Sunday, September 30, 2012: I’m excited not only for myself, but for Laer Pearce, whose book, Crazifornia: Tales from the Tarnished State – How California is Destroying Itself and Why it Matters to America, is the subject of the post that RCP picked up. It’s a great book, and as many [...]
Archive for September, 2012
Tweet Yesterday, I posted about the result of California’s open primary in Marin: two Democrats running against each other for the California Assembly. My post was about the problem that this creates for those people whose party has been shut out of the election. The net effect of open primaries is that, rather than allowing [...]
Tweet The theory behind Open Primaries is that it will encourage moderation in districts that are extremely Democrat or extremely Republican. Without Open Primaries, minority opposition votes are symbolic throwaway votes. Whoever is the majority candidate wins, regardless of the details of that candidate’s platform. With Open Primaries, which inevitably result in two majority candidates [...]
Tweet The Council has spoken, and it is good: Council Winners *First place with 3 1/3 votes! Joshuapundit – Shoot The Messenger – US State Dept Blasts CNN For Revealing Its Misrepresentations On Libya Attack Second place with 2 votes –Simply Jews- Lying again, Ms Clinton? Third place with 1 1/3 vote – Rhymes With [...]
Tweet Could there be a better “compare and contrast”?
A rock-solid video that I urge you to send around to lukewarm conservatives or disenchanted liberals
Tweet Courtesy of Noisy Room, an excellent video that looks, not at what the candidates promise to do, but at what one candidate has already done.
Tweet In the immediately preceding post, I comment on the vast chasm in American politics. It is, perhaps, every bit as unbridgeable as the one that America saw before the Civil War. People don’t just have differences of opinion, they have profoundly different moral compasses. It is in that context that you should read the [...]
In Lefty world, it matters not what’s being done; the only thing that matters is whether a Leftist does it
Tweet Back in 2004, when George Bush was president, Michael Moore compared al Qaeda terrorists to American Minutemen: The Iraqis who have risen up against the occupation are not “insurgents” or “terrorists” or “The Enemy.” They are the REVOLUTION, the Minutemen, and their numbers will grow — and they will win. Moore’s shallow brain and [...]
Tweet Another American Crossroads ad in a James Bond style, this one attacking Obama’s inflationary policies: It’s clever, funny, and understandable, so please consider sharing it with others. The election clock is ticking, and it’s up to citizens to counter the media’s all-out push for Obama.
Tweet Deroy Murdock savages Obama’s do-nothing habits. We’ve heard that before from many Obama critics, but Murdock column is particularly good, because he gives a perfect metaphor regarding Obama’s decision merely to read his national security briefings, rather than to attend that actual meetings (and that’s assume Obama really does read the briefings, and doesn’t [...]
Tweet We all remember Obama meeting Bibi. Obama managed to look as if he was sucking on a lemon while having a poker shoved up his derriere. The Anchoress caught quite different body language when Bibi and Mitt met.
Tweet A lot of people have been writing to explain that the polls are heavily weighted in favor of Democrats, showing a Democrat voter turnout even higher than in 2008. Many people think that this is a psy-ops effort aimed at depressing Republican voter turnout. Zombie says we shouldn’t get our knickers in a twist [...]
Tweet Some people do spring cleaning. I do fall cleaning. Over the past few weeks, I’ve cleaned out drawers, closets, and cupboards. That was the easy part. For the past couple of days, I’ve been cleaning out my Quicken program. I am not a natural born accountant, and I’ve managed to make quite a mess [...]
Tweet I galloped through Laer Pearce’s Crazifornia: Tales from the Tarnished State – How California is Destroying Itself and Why it Matters to America, which is a great book. My review is at PJ Lifestyle: Reading my friend Laer Pearce’s book Crazifornia: Tales from the Tarnished State – How California is Destroying Itself and Why [...]
Tweet According to Gallup, Romney has slipped from dead even to 6 points down in the last four or five days. It is debatable whether these day-to-day changes mean anything at all, but such a quick shift is pretty dramatic. It raises at least two questions, which I’m eager to hear your thoughts on. First, [...]
Tweet The movie said “if you build it, they will come it.” More and more California businesses say, “if you tax it, we will go“: Comcast announced Tuesday that it would shutter three Northern California call centers and consolidate them into other western U.S. centers in a few months, a move that will affect as [...]
Tweet How can I not show the “We Are Hungry” video that’s making the rounds? I have to: You probably recognize that the song the video parodies is Fun.’s “We Are Young.” I really liked that song. Fun. n0w has a new song out that I find equally appealing. It’s called “Some Nights.” The video [...]
Tweet I do not expect Marin to vote for Romney. Indeed, if I had to predict the race, I would say that Romney has a snowball’s chance in Hell of taking Marin. Nevertheless, something interesting is happening in Marin: No new bumper stickers. Marin-ites do have Obama/Biden bumper stickers, but they’re almost all leftovers from [...]
Tweet [Update: I thought I'd managed to ooze so much sarcasm here that I didn't need to establish first that I was being sarcastic. From comments I've received, I've learned that a failed in Writing 101, because I did not make my sarcasm t obvious enough. My apologies. I know that Obama dislikes Israel. He [...]
Tweet Fall is my favorite time of year. It always has been. Spring is beautiful and exciting — for nature. As a spectator, it’s one of the finest shows our world has to offer. But it’s fall that is the season of possibilities for people. Fall is when the harvest is in and people start [...]
Tweet HillBuzz has a story. It’s an important story that needs to get out as quickly as possible, so I’m quoting large chunks of it here. If you’re a Chicago Republican, this is the year you might make a difference: Folks, there’s a big story here that needs to make national news and I need [...]
Tweet So now we know what historical ignorance looks like: A Pennsylvania high school marching band is raising eyebrows with a halftime performance that commemorates the Russian revolution, complete with red flags, olive military-style uniforms, and giant hammers and sickles. “St. Petersburg: 1917” is the theme for the New Oxford High School Marching Band. Ironically, [...]
Tweet A little boy was having problems accepting his parents’ authority. In response to simple, ordinary parental instructions (“take a bath,” “clear your place at the table,” “do your homework”), the little boy raised fierce opposition: “I don’t want to,” “You’re not the boss of me,” “No one else I know has to.” The parents [...]
Tweet I spent a very family-centric weekend, which inhibited both weekend blogging and weekend information gathering. So today, I’m playing catch-up. Nevertheless, I do have a few interesting things to highlight. Dennis Prager is one of my favorite political commentators. His approach to morality and politics can be summed up in one sentence that he [...]
Tweet So why would the Obama administration overtly lie about what transpired in Libya? Because, on the anniversary of 9/11, Al Qaeda won a “battle” and this administration could only pretend otherwise. What most of the pundit media seems to have missed, including the inestimable Mark Steyn and John Bolton, is that it isn’t just [...]