Sep
19
2014
0

‘Authority Song.’

Authority SongJohn Mellencamp

 

…I kind of enjoy taking this song away from the people who only think that it’s still theirs.

Sep
19
2014
1

Left-wing lunatic threw Molotov cocktail through a black Congressman’s office window on 9-11.

Of course you never heard about it. Left-wing, after all:

A Missouri man was arrested earlier this week and charged with throwing two Molotov cocktails into Rep. Emanuel Cleaver’s (D-Mo.) district office.

Eric King, 28, was arrested while detectives were investigating a “series of anti-government vandalisms” near the congressman’s office.

…and if the folks writing for the Hill had their way, you’d not have heard about the left-wing part, either. Fortunately Hot Air did some of the heavy lifting, there: it turns out that Eric King is an anti-Monsanto fanatic. Not mentioned by the Hill, and it should have been: being against GMOs these days is a pretty reliable identifier.  Although I suppose that I should be grateful that at least the Hill bothered to quote how King was upset that the “Missouri congress has been a willing partner in the US governments capitalist war hungry agenda.*”  …or perhaps not, because they also forgot to mention that King wanted to go after the banks next.

The fascinating part of this story, to me at least, is that it almost feels like it’s a controlled experiment to test the hypothesis The media has a double standard when reporting on the Left versus the Right. Here’s the checklist:

  • Politically-motivated attack. YES.
  • PMA on a Congressman’s office. YES.
  • The attack was violent (note, nobody was injured, but firebombs are inherently violent). YES.
  • The Congressman was a minority. YES.
  • The event took place on a politically significant day (9/11). YES.
  • The attacker had a documented history of participating in various fringe political movements. YES.
  • The attacker had a documented history of, ah, vehement speech. YES.
  • The attacker is a young, white male. YES.

And here’s where they did the control:

  • The attacker is a right-wing conservative.  …NO.

And the result? (more…)

Sep
19
2014
0

You will be SHOCKED by what John Foust (D CAND, Virginia-10) said about his own voters!

Well, you won’t be shocked, probably. And I am sorry for that.  It would be nice if there was still some innocence left in the world.

But let’s not get maudlin.  Background: Barbara Comstock, Republican candidate for VA-10, is of the (accurate) opinion that her opponent John Foust is a male chauvinist pig:

Virginia Republican congressional candidate Barbara Comstock is out with a hard-hitting TV ad labeling her Democratic opponent John Foust a “sexist.”

“Trash-talking politics from John Foust. Foust wages a desperate, dishonest and negative campaign against Barbara Comstock,” says the ad released Thursday. “Foust’s attacks — ‘sexist,’ ‘bizarre,’ ‘insensitive,’ ‘ignorant.’ Don’t be fooled by Foust.”

Here’s the ad: (more…)

Sep
19
2014
11

Tweet of the Day, Gah Mih Joe Biden Opens His Mouth Gah Bob Packwood I Don’t Even edition.

You have got to be [expletive deleted]ing me:

Really?

REALLY?

…I need a drink.

Moe Lane

Sep
18
2014
4

Mary Burke (D CAND, Wisconsin-GOV) plagiarized her jobs plan from literal losers.

I am using the word ”literal’ literally, by the way.

I don’t know what’s sadder here: that Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke can’t even write her own meaningless economic drivel

Large portions of Wisconsin Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke’s jobs plan for Wisconsin appear to be plagiarized from the plans of three Democratic candidates who ran for governor in previous election cycles.

Burke’s economic plan “Invest for Success” copies nearly-verbatim sections from the jobs plans of Ward Cammack, who ran for Tennessee governor in 2009 before withdrawing from the race, a 2008 plan from Delaware Gov. Jack Markell, and John Gregg who ran for governor of Indiana in 2012 and lost to Mike Pence.

…or that she stole material from two guys that lost.  John Gregg couldn’t beat a Republican in a year where Barack Obama was on the ticket; and Ward Cammack never even made it to the primary election. I’ll grant you that Jack Markell did win: but, hey, it’s Delaware.  The jobs plan for that state is ‘see how much we can siphon off of I-95.’

Buzzfeed(!) has much more, including a list of all the substandard material that the Burke campaign ripped off and their admittedly more original excuse (Erm, yeah, it was a… staffer! From outside*!).  And, actually, I kind of hope that the excuse holds up: it’d mean that the Burke campaign knowingly hired an ‘expert’ whose ‘expertise’ was apparently two-thirds in ‘watch your candidate crash and burn while you get paid for it.’ It’s nice to think that the Other Side has those kinds of people, too.

Note: the plagiarism charge will still stick, in that case. Still, you’d think that Mary Burke would have stolen from people who won.

Via

Moe Lane (crosspost)

*Well, more original by comparison.

Sep
18
2014
1

Tweet of the Day, Well I’m Glad That THIS Clears It All Up edition.

I’m sorry for so many posts on a Scottish referendum vote that doesn’t actually have any authority to it unless Her Majesty’s Government abides by the results, but this is, as people note, peak CNN:

That has got to be the single most useless graphic that I have seen all day. Usually even when there’s an error you can at least make a guess at what it was trying to say; but not here! Oh, my, no.

Via Ed Driscoll.

Sep
18
2014
2

Frank Bruni wants EVERYBODY ELSE to lay off ‘At Least Obama’s Better Than Bush!’

Don’t get high on your own supply.”

Frank Bruni has a problem: essentially, he sees the need to tell all the other people on his side to lay off the political heroin that is Bush hatred, but he just needs one more fix himself, man. Just one more small hit to take the edge off.  That’s it, man:

Obama can rise far above Bush and still fall short.

…Whoa, whoa, whoa there, Tex! What makes you think Obama’s better than Bush? (more…)

Sep
18
2014
0

I wish to associate myself with the remarks of the gentleman from AoSHQ…

…because, hey, let’s face it: it’s really all about me, huh?

I have a really terrible reason for supporting a Yes vote (though I strongly suspect No will prevail):

Because there’s nothing good on TV and I want something interesting to watch.

Although I have noted that some – I repeat: some – of the people pushing a Yes vote will cook off amazingly if No prevails.

Sep
18
2014
2

Gallup notes that the GOP is looking about as good as Democrats to Americans these days.

Excuse me while I give this non-integral and unsecured support beam for the Democratic party base’s sense of self a good, hearty kicking:

Americans’ views of the Democratic and Republican parties are now similar, mainly because of their more positive ratings of the GOP.

[snip]

Americans view both parties negatively overall, with a 40% favorable and 57% unfavorable rating for the Republican Party, and a 42% favorable and 54% unfavorable rating for the Democratic Party.

Oh, Gallup.  Tell the truth: you guys just enjoy watching the chaos that results when you toss a poll like this into the room, don’t you? (more…)

Sep
18
2014
11

It’s Scottish Independence Referendum Day!

Caleb Howe has some exclusive footage.

…Other than that, I got nothing. Although I do wonder whether the Scots are really ready to give up the pound.

Sep
17
2014
12

Attention, whoever in the White House monitors this site. Google ‘Lyndon Johnson micromanagement Vietnam.’

Google that RIGHT NOW.

From Political Wire:

“The U.S. military campaign against Islamic militants in Syria is being designed to allow President Obama to exert a high degree of personal control over the campaign, going so far as to require that the military obtain presidential sign-off for any strike in Syrian territory,” the Wall Street Journal reports.

To expand on something I said on Twitter earlier today: considering just how much the Left loves to describe every military action in terms of Vietnam, you would think that more of them would actually have a basic familiarity with the war, its origins, and how we fought it.

(more…)

Sep
17
2014
11

Debbie Wasserman Schultz being set up as a scapegoat.

I am crying inside.

Politico:

Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz is in a behind-the-scenes struggle with the White House, congressional Democrats and Washington insiders who have lost confidence in her as both a unifying leader and reliable party spokesperson at a time when they need her most.

Buzzfeed:

One prominent D.C.-based Democratic strategist suggested Wasserman Schultz had not endeared herself to Washington during her time as DNC chair and suggested she go back home once her time as party chair is over. “Statewide office in Florida,” the operative said when asked what Wasserman Schultz should do next.

You really have to be familiar with This Town to understand just how vicious that comment is. It’s like a courtier in the Byzantine Empire suggesting that another courtier would be much better suited to be the administrative head of, say, Antioch or Ravenna. Anywhere that wasn’t within eyeshot of The City…

Via

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