So, I’m going through my spam filters* and I find this…

…exercise in Dear God, but these people are nuts.

I’ll give this guy the 1 Billion dollar thing – then again, nobody really expected Obama was going to be outspent – and the stuff about the election and either MO/IN is just the usual-pants-around-your-ankles posturing**.  But… are the Democrats REALLY telling their adherents that the House is in play?

REALLY? Because that ain’t happening. RCP, Stu Rothenberg, Charlie Cook, Larry Sabato – and myself, of course – have pretty much all come to the same conclusion. GOP keeps the House, easy: and Democratic gains will be minimal, at best.  Not very surprising, considering that the Obama campaign has more or less taken over the Democratic fundraising apparatus this cycle – but we were expecting a bit better from the Democrats this time.  Moral of the story: infrastructure counts.

But I should thank this guy for reminding me that I wanted to put up a post about the House.  Even a troll may serve the Light.

Moe Lane

PS: Take a look at this chart of in-play House races.  There are thirteen Ohio Republican Congressmen; five of them are freshman. Three of them (two freshmen) are on that chart as being not-safe, and merely one of them is considered to be actually in trouble.  This is not compatible with Barack Obama cruising to a win in Ohio; it is, in fact, not particularly compatible with Barack Obama winning at all…

PS: Normally I fundraise off of these idiots, but with Hurricane Sandy still messing up the East Coast I don’t feel good about doing that.  Donate to the Salvation Army, if you found this entertaining.

*Every so often I double-check, just to make sure that I’m not losing comments.  Although, to be honest… traffic is getting heavy enough that changing over to having site registration is imminent. That will mean signing up to the site to comment, folks: sorry about that, but once we broke past the 1K/day point it was kind of inevitable.

**Yeah, yeah, I know: I just made this guy’s day by doing a post.  What can I say?  I’m a giver.

28 thoughts on “So, I’m going through my spam filters* and I find this…”

  1. Login. Ok. Its a good problem to have for you. Would prefer something for login that is not tied to FB. Not wanting to encourage that beast.

    1. Yeah, I’d like to avoid a FB solution, too. Basically, what I mostly want to do is to go from doing commentary cleanup 3x day to once a week while still maintaining my harsh, dictatorial control over everybody else’s comments here. That just gets harder and harder to do above the 1K/day level.

  2. No need to apologize for changes due to growing pains, especially if it means we don’t lose the harsh, dictatorial control we’ve come to love.

    I do miss seeing you wield the blamstick at RedState…the changes there have taken away so much of my fun 🙁

  3. I don’t mind a login, as long as it isn’t tied to one of the social media sites. I don’t want to have every comment I make broadcast for the world to see.

    As for dictatorial controls, since I never say stuff that gets me flagged, I’m not worried.

  4. I wouldn’t sweat it, Moe. Traffic will die down some after the election. You’ve got time.
    p.s. just say no to Disqus

      1. To be .. I suppose fair covers it .. Disqus has its’ place… and no, it’s not in a landfill in New Jersey.
        Disqus makes sense for large-scale low-polarization endeavors, i.e. where lots of people have something to say, but it isn’t secure enough for any site where content is controversial .. and conservatism has always been and likely always will be so.
        Glad to see you’re not just saying “no Disqus” but “NO DISQUS”. It doesn’t fit here.

  5. Math questions to login? I thought you were an English major, expected a question about hamlet ( the play not the pig)

      1. I like it. It’s different than the typical mangled .gif captcha, but it’ll defeat bots just as effectively.


  6. I’d much rather deal with the login and free you up to keep cranking out the content. Thank you for avoiding Discus!!

    1. He should have raised a billion, since raising money for his campaign was his number one domestic and foreign policy.

        1. And Chi Town for the Olympics. Some superstitious folk say things come in threes. Well, there IS an election coming up 🙂

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