Jan
31
2014
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I am, generally speaking, back.

Regular posting resumes tomorrow.

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Jan
31
2014
3

Ban Neo-Nazi speech? Why that, and not pro-Commie speech?

The problem with this Daily Beast article is pretty much that: if you’re going to limit the speech freedoms of one set of murderous totalitarian regime-groupies, you should limit the speech freedoms of the other set of murderous totalitarian regime-groupies. Frankly, from the point of view of their victims… Communists are just Nazis with worse fashion sense.

Needless to say, the author of said Daily Beast piece would scratch his head at the above. So it goes.

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Jan
30
2014
1

#amplifychoice webcast today at 4 PM. #rsrh #schoolchoice

The embed, if you are interested.



Live streaming video by Ustream

It’s part of National School Choice Week, which is something that I should have been more activist toward this week, sorry. I claim the excuse of various family members being sick and generally cry pardon

Jan
30
2014
13

Henry Waxman (D, California) cuts and runs.

In the middle of something right now, but I am not going to let this pass without a hearty Don’t let the door hit you in the a*s on your way out, you miserable so-and-so.  Doesn’t matter who replaces him; it’s a step up.

Jan
29
2014
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Jan
29
2014
2

Busy couple of days ahead.

And by ‘busy’ I mean ‘I have a vague hope that there will eventually be beer.’

Light posting, probably.

Jan
29
2014
6

Democratic Detroit City Council President’s security squad pushes around reporter. On tape.

NAME!
THAT!
PARTY!

Two Detroit police officers shoved aside a TV reporter with Fox/WJBK Channel 2 who was trying to interview a city councilman on Tuesday night.

M.L. Elrick was attempting to speak with City Council President Pro Tem George Cushingberry Jr. before a community meeting at a local church when the cops on the city security detail intervened and pushed the reporter against the wall.

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Jan
29
2014
1

RS Interview: Rep. Tom Cotton (R CAND, Arkansas Senate).

Arkansas, of course, is prime pickup territory for the GOP these days: incumbent Democrat Mark Pryor is considered to be in serious trouble by… well, pretty much everybody and it’s just not a good cycle for Democrats in general. We talked to increasingly-likely Republican candidate Rep. Tom Cotton earlier today about the race, and what he plans to do to win it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zPIJRdhAQM&feature=youtube_gdata

Rep. Cotton’s site is here.

Moe Lane (crosspost)

PS: Technical note: several of my questions had to be re-recorded because of a rather spectacular post-interview technical glitch that I am still trying to figure out. Fortunately, none of Tom Cotton’s answers got garbled, which is pretty much the important thing anyway. Nobody’s here to listen to me.

Jan
29
2014
10

Joe Biden doing his Clown Show routine during State of the Union.

So, yesterday there was an animated gif going around that showed Joe Biden being the most Joe Biden that Joe Biden could possibly be…

…but I told myself that it wasn’t real.

Nope. It’s real.

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Jan
29
2014
2

Mark Begich desperately wants you to know that he loathes @BarackObama now. #obamacare

I included that hash-tag to remind you that Mark Begich, of course, is a brazen hypocrite.

While most Democrats have been quietly avoiding answering whether they would publicly campaign with President Obama, Alaska’s Mark Begich is forcefully rejecting the idea. “I don’t need him campaigning for me — I need him to change some of his policies,” the Alaska senator told CNN following the State of the Union address.

Funny thing about that: if Mark Begich had shown some moral courage on Obamacare, we wouldn’t be watching cancer patients lose their doctors because of Obama’s – and Begich’s – signature legislation. I bring this up not to engender a sense of shame in Mark Begich, but to engender a milder one in those Alaskans who made the regrettable mistake of voting for the man in 2008.  Thankfully, some mistakes can be rectified.

Moe Lane

Jan
29
2014
2

Democratic state-party advantage severely eroded from 2008.

This is a complex kind of situation, actually:

The Democratic Party’s advantage in the states was halved last year, continuing a dramatic multi-year decline.

In 2008, Democrats had a 30-state advantage in party affiliation over Republicans, according to state-level Gallup surveys. Last year, that advantage among states fell to just three.

With 36 governorships and 36 Senate seats on the line in this year’s midterm elections and Democrats trying to protect Senate seats in the solid-red states of South Dakota, Montana and Alaska, Republicans have reason for optimism.

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Jan
29
2014
4

So, @MarkUdall! You going to have @barackobama campaign with you in Colorado?

I SAID… Senator Udall?  Will President Obama be campaigning with you in Colorado? (Transcript below via RCP link)

DANA BASH, CNN: Is he a liability for you, the president back home?

SEN. MARK UDALL (D-CO): When the president comes to Colorado and talks about our all-the-above energy approach — we’ve got lots of natural gas and solar power — that resonates with Coloradoans. When he talks about making sure our veterans are treated properly that resonates with Coloradoans.

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