Good job getting Sen. Corker mad there, Sen. Nelson.

In response to this story about how supposedly Senator Nelson of Nebraska had called in Senator Corker of Tennessee to try to get a “bipartisan solution” (read: “Republican cover”) for the Democrats’ debt bill, Sen. Corker’s office contacted Instapundit with the following:

UPDATE: A Corker spokesperson emails: “As I’ve told Fox, we were invited late yesterday to a meeting in Sen. Ben Nelson’s office and were surprised to learn by reading the news this morning that by accepting the invitation we had joined a gang. That’s not accurate and we did not attend the meeting.”

I repeat.  The Democrats own this one.  Because you won, remember?

Crossposted at RedState.

James Clyburn’s (D, SC-06) timeline for withdrawal.

  • June 16th, 2006: Voted nay on a resolution rejecting the imposition of a timeline on the withdrawal of troops from Iraq.
  • February 16, 2007: Voted to condemn the ultimately-successful surge strategy that allowed us to win the Iraq War
  • March 10, 2007: Clyburn acts as whip for Iraq supplemental bill that included a timeline for withdrawal.
  • May 1, 2007: Clyburn condemns Bush’s veto of the anti-victory, so-called “Iraq Accountability Act.”
  • July 30th, 2007: “Clyburn: Positive Report by Petraeus Could Split House Democrats on War” (and thus make the imposition of a timeline more difficult for the Democrats).

Continue reading James Clyburn’s (D, SC-06) timeline for withdrawal.

The New Ledger has gone live.

I’d like to bring to your attention The New Ledger, which is a new online site analyzing politics, the market, and the news. It’s been started up by a couple of friends of mine (and former colleagues from RedState), and a look at the masthead may reveal a few more names that would be familiar to RS readers. They’ve also set up a Transom feature on the site which will link to various interesting news stories.

There’s some good, solid writing talent on that site: I suggest that you check them out. I expect that it’ll be a regular stop for me. has waited for this moment for a long time.

I do not know where to begin in excerpting “Cracked Officially Starts Feeling Sorry for MAD Magazine:”  I’m not sure that I can, effectively.  In some ways, it feels like a situation where wiseass killeth wiseass in a narrow, dusty room – that just happens to have a webcam in it to record the gory details.  And they are gory.  Gory, deliberately puerile, and hysterically funny.

But not to be a killjoy about this: remember that Silverlock quote I made yesterday?  The one about rubbing dung in people’s hair?  Yeah, you guys may have pushed the line with the “horse money” bit.  People get touchy about not having horse money.

Yes, Mr. President. You won. How’s your debt bill coming along?

I would like to thank both the President of the United States of America, and the liberal Democratic group Americans United for Change, for their plans to remind three critical swing states that the Democratic Party is pushing a debt package that only 42% – and dropping – of the country believes in, and that a majority of independent voters oppose. But there’s something even odder about this strategy: Continue reading Yes, Mr. President. You won. How’s your debt bill coming along?

This recession isn’t *all* bad.

Because I think that I can say with some certainty that, on the Great List of People and Groups Whose Economic Status I’m Worrying About*, the wives, girlfriends, and mistresses of suddenly-anxious Wall Street financial types is somewhere on the part of the sheet still left in the printer when I ripped out the list in a hurry on my way out the door.  Extra credit for the blog, which I cannot make myself link to.  I’ve tried.  It just ain’t happening.

I suggest that they start dating electricians.  If the electricians are interested, of course.  Although Allahpundit’s apparently willing to take the hit for the team…

Moe Lane

Continue reading This recession isn’t *all* bad.