May
01
2016
0

My RedState post on the Virginia delegate wars.

Found here. Short version: …Paul Manafort is very bad at wrangling delegates, apparently. And Ken Cuccinelli is very good. If you think that there’s going to be a scorched-earth policy at the convention, this is interesting news.

May
01
2016
2

Today is Victims of Communism Day.

Oh, I know that the Marxists revere it as ‘May Day,’ but let’s be honest. Deliberately killing somewhere between eighty and a hundred million people as part of your ideology should be automatically disqualifying when it comes to who gets to assign holidays. Certainly Communism’s victims would like to have a vote…

Apr
30
2016
4

White House Correspondents Dinner tonight.

Come, I will conceal nothing from you; if I had ever been invited, I would have gone. But I’ve never been invited, and I probably never will be invited, and I suspect that some of the people who get all het up about the White House Correspondents Dinner might be similarly quietly wishing that they could go. And, yeah, I know that it’s vaguely silly to want to go to this thing. But, what the heck: if I can’t use this site to every so often admit to something vaguely silly, why do I have this site in the first place?

Now that I’ve established that, let me finish up by saying: no, it’s not #nerdprom. Most of those people aren’t nerds. And I don’t mean that as a compliment*.

Moe Lane

*I don’t mean it as an insult. Just as a statement of fact about an unfortunate lack of a particular quality.

Apr
30
2016
7

So, the Mike Tyson rape apology got Donald Trump’s own MOM mad at him.

Guess we’ll find out on Tuesday, but: typically you don’t want to brag about getting the endorsement of a convicted rapist whose conviction was in the state that you’re campaigning in. Particularly if you thought that the sentence for the rape was too severe in the first place:

Look, if your comments go and piss off your own mother, at least think about your stance, OK? It’s your mom. She gets that much consideration, at least.

Apr
30
2016
2

John McCain is a lucky so-and-so.

I mean, John McCain picked the absolutely best election cycle to have one of his fundraisers busted for cooking meth:

A huge drug bust in Phoenix, Arizona, put one of Sen. John McCain’s former consultants behind bars.

Emily Pitha and her boyfriend were arrested after authorities discovered methamphetamines, LSD, heroin, cocaine and a large amount of cash inside their home.

(more…)

Apr
30
2016
5

My RedState post on Venezuelans running out of beer.

Found here. Short version: why is Venezuela running out of beer? Because of Communism, of course. Excuse me: ‘hard socialism,’ or whatever the fig leaf is.

Apr
29
2016
8

Quote of the Day, Well, When You Put It THAT Way edition.

Seriously, was this a case where nobody actually said a version of the next sentence aloud until quite recently? “Actor Will Ferrell has backed out of a movie that would have made light of President Ronald Reagan‘s battle with Alzheimer’s after the premise received condemnation.”  …Seriously, what did Ferrell think was going to happen? The American people largely have decided that Reagan was awesome and Alzheimer’s sucks; whose bright idea was it to use the latter to make jokes about the former?

Note that I’m not even angry – Will Ferrell has no chance at permanently changing people’s minds about, well, anyone or anything –  just disapproving and bemused. It seemed a… poor career choice for the man. I mean, Anchorman can buy only a finite amount of goodwill…

Apr
29
2016
8

My RedState piece on making women register for the draft.

Found here. Short version: …I don’t think that anybody should have to register for the draft, frankly. And I think that the issue of the draft is in itself sufficiently important that it shouldn’t be used as a proxy fight for whether or not we should allow women in combat.

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Apr
29
2016
0

The OTHER Tweet of the Day, Stupid Venezuelan Socialists edition.

I don’t often say this, but: damn, but I wish I had written that.

I mean, that’s just a beautiful line. It’s almost perfect. I’d sit for a few minutes and just beam at the screen if I ever wrote anything like that.

Apr
29
2016
3

Tweet of the Day, Carly Fiorina Has An Excellent Backhand edition.

And, really: what the heck is Donald Trump gonna be able to say in response?

Apr
28
2016
2

Apparently, Andrea Tantaros has been fired.

I’ll be honest: all I know about her is that she’s a Trump supporter on Fox who starts fights with people on Twitter. Oh, and that the other day Neal Dewing did a dramatic reading of excerpts from her latest book that had half my timeline in stitches. And that apparently she’s blaming National Review Online for her fall from Fox:

I don’t think that I could ever get anybody fired. I mean, I’m not even sure that I’d know where to begin. Besides, what would I do if the person I was delivering the ‘fire this person’ ultimatum says ‘no’?

Apr
28
2016
0

Senator Mike Lee is a bad person to make your enemy.

I’ve met him and interviewed him a couple of times, so I can say this from experience: Senator Mike Lee is a good guy. He’s also likely to be in the Senate for as long as he cares to be, and he plans to do things while he’s there. Listening to Senator Lee get good and steamed in this Mark Levin interview should make a careful man thoughtful. Because this issue ain’t going away any time soon, election or no election.

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