Aug
31
2012
2

So, I got quoted by CBS.

Specifically, this post. And here’s what CBS wrote:

I would have linked – heck, I would have put it on RedState – except that they didn’t bother to link to [us]. Freaking amateurs.

Moe Lane

PS: No applause, just throw money.





PPS: …Oh, fine. Here’s the broken link.

h ttp://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501368_162-57504642/celebs-and-pols-when-the-star-alliance-misfires/

Aug
31
2012
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#rsrh Thursday’s RNC speeches: Marco Rubio.

Executive summary: A lot of folks went through a lot of stuff in 2010 to get this guy in the Senate.  Last night, he demonstrated why. (more…)

Aug
31
2012
5

QotD, Yeah, We Don’t Like To Talk About That Much edition.

AoSHQ, about this Cure video:

Friday I’m In Love, The Cure

The gay vampire look was very hip back then. Don’t act like you don’t remember.

To quote Lileks: It was the way of my people.

Aug
31
2012
3

Truth be told, I dunno whether @InvisibleObama is on my side, or…



Truth be told, I dunno whether @InvisibleObama is on my side, or on the Other Side’s.  Either way, my advice on this?  You got 47+ K followers out of this, dude. MONETIZE THAT.  My wife recommends blank white T-shirts, or maybe this picture, or something cheap and quick and easily-flogged on the market.  Capitalism, baby: capitalism.

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Aug
31
2012
4

#rsrh What a PATHETIC set of counter-protests at the RNC this year. #p2 [UPDATED]

Drawing on this, this, and this… I’ll be honest.  I was expecting a good deal more in the way of organized protests in Charlotte [Tampa: oops!] than what actually ended up being the case.  So were various other folks; but we were all more or less startled to discovered that, compared to ’08, the ’12 antics were lame, sparse, and not particularly active.

Despite what appears to be (at best) some dodgy involvement by government agencies to, ah, ‘help out’…

Aug
31
2012
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#rsrh This analysis of decaying Democratic percentages…

…by The New Republic (!) is all very well, but it lacks one key phrase: “voting enthusiasm.”  Which makes a certain amount of sense: dwelling on that topic might force one to come perilously close to turning a ‘the election is tied’ narrative into an ‘actually, Obama is more or less losing right now’ one.  And we can’t have that.

Here’s the real problem with the polling, honestly: we don’t know what the electorate is going to look like in November.  We just know that basing it on ’08’s numbers is a mistake… but nobody knows how much of a mistake it’ll end up being.  And while it’s easy for me to say “Well, they should just eyeball it and pick voting percentages that look right,” that’s because I’m not a professional pollster…

Moe Lane

(H/T: Hot Air Headlines)

Aug
31
2012
1

#rsrh SHOCK NEWS: David Koch is… gasp(!)… libertarian-leaning.

STOP THE PRESSES!!!!!!

Billionaire industrialist David Koch, who is helping steer millions of dollars to elect Mitt Romney and congressional Republicans, on Thursday told POLITICO he disagrees with the GOP’s stance on gay marriage and believes the U.S. needs to consider raising taxes to balance the budget.

(more…)

Aug
31
2012
7

Thursday’s RNC Speeches: Clint Eastwood.

First off, here’s the video of the speech:

…and I recommend that you watch it if you haven’t, already.  Executive summary: it was successful, but at the same time highly surreal. (more…)

Aug
30
2012
4

And so the 2012 Republican convention ends.

Good closing speeches – especially Romney’s – but this is the important thing that you need to take away from it:

Eight billion, five hundred and thirty nine million, five hundred and twenty six thousand, three hundred and thirty three dollars and seven cents.  That’s how much debt the country racked up since the convention started.

This. Must. Stop.

Moe Lane (crosspost)

Aug
30
2012
4

#rsrh Suggestion for Obama for America.

Revamp your scheduled speakers.  The ones we’ve seen at the RNC so far is kicking your butts.

Aug
30
2012
2

Finished Mass Effect 3: Leviathan this morning.

Somebody – I forget who – noted that Leviathan’s major strength was getting back to the creepy Lovecraftian insidious corruption feel of the major villains, and that’s true.  The combat is there, but it’s not a violence-heavy scenario.  It’s a couple of good hours of let’s-unnerve-people-a-little, though.  Spooky, in other words; worth the ten bucks, and you get some nice War Assets out of it, too. You can pick it up without dishonor.

Plus, there’s the… well, you’ll know it when you see it.  And you’ll keep activating it, too, because it’s kind of fascinating.

Aug
30
2012
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#rsrh The NOT-surprising American Crossroads Obama poster ad.

Some folks are mildly surprised that this Crossroads Generation ad is out so quickly:

They should not be: as I noted on Twitter just now, WE are the change that we have been waiting for.  Since 2009, to be precise, when it became clear that President Obama had no intention of ruling as he had campaigned.

Use of ‘ruling’ deliberate : the man has a taste for kinging it.  Which would be a good deal less offensive, if only Obama knew how.

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