Aug
29
2015
0

DNC trying to insulate itself from Iran disaster. Or maybe just Debbie Wasserman Schultz is.

Well, this is interesting: “Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz blocked consideration of a resolution at the party’s summer meeting that would have praised President Obama and backed the his nuclear deal with Iran, The Washington Post reported Saturday, citing unnamed sources.” Probably irrelevant, but still interesting. It makes one wonder how the Iran deal is doing in the Democrats’ internal polling, at the very least. (more…)

Aug
29
2015
0

A PSA for anybody reading this Daily Beast article on Hillary Clinton and guns.

Found here [H/T: Hot Air Headlines, sorry]. Anyway, the article neglects to mention that:

  • The expiration of the so-called ‘assault weapons ban’ had no effect on gun violence in the United States;
  • Gun violence has been steadily declining in the United States for the last twenty years anyway;
  • And Hillary Clinton – like pretty much every other gun control activist out there – has yet to come up with a plan to limit guns that will only target people who break laws.

They also neglect to mention that Vermont has virtually no gun crime, despite the fact that it’s full of hippies with guns, but that’s probably just regular old cognitive dissonance, there.

Aug
29
2015
4

Tweet of the Day, Here Is Today’s Lesson In Physics, Class edition.

(Via @EdDriscoll) Newton’s Third Law: For every action there is an equal, and opposite reaction.

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Aug
29
2015
6

Quote of the Day, …Is This All That Hillary Clinton Has? edition

Leon Wolf pretty much nails it on Hillary’s attempt to troll us, here:

Hillary Clinton does not have what it takes to run this kind of campaign. The success of the troll lies in her ability to goad her opponent into mistakes by making them angry. No one who actually watched this speech was angered by it. Instead of invoking anger, Hillary Clinton’s pathetic attempts to be a rhetorical firebrand invoke merely pity and ridicule. Republicans face no risk of going over the top in their response because no real response is even required by this bland, wooden and trite attack other than to merely repeat the words Hillary herself has used.

To mangle the Robert Anton Wilson quote: but I’m sure that Hillary means well. Or at least she meant something.

Aug
28
2015
6

@charlescwcooke: So, you Lefties want to repeal the Second Amendment, huh?

Come and have a go if you think you’re hard enough.

Seriously, try it. Start the process. Stop whining about it on Twitter, and on HBO, and at the Daily Kos. [snip] A Second Amendment without the supposedly pernicious Heller “interpretation” wouldn’t be any impediment to regulation at all. It would be a dead letter. It would be an effective repeal. It would be the end of the right itself. In other words, it would be exactly what you want! Man up. Put together a plan, and take those words out of the Constitution.

Truly, this was a rant for the ages.  See also this: short version there is, repeatedly shrieking the word ‘Australia!’ may make gun control enthusiasts feel better, but it’s not actually going to translate into a workable policy. Very little would, in fact.

Aug
28
2015
5

George W. Bush.

So I saw this:

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Aug
28
2015
7

This @ShoreDems tweet tells you just how scared the Democrats are getting right now.

This is what hysteria looks like.

hysteria

This is, in fact, what hysteria spawned by the creeping realization that your party is going to lose the next Presidential election looks like. Normally I wouldn’t bother smacking these people around for it – they don’t have enough followers to be worth my time – but since Hillary Clinton seems so determined to take so many cheap shots this week, it seems reasonable enough to note that the crazy, desperate accusations aren’t a top-down affair. Or at least not just a top-down affair. There are a lot of people in the Democratic party who are suckling from the ‘poisonous rhetoric’ teat right now, and they’re not going to become any saner between now and November 2016. (more…)

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Aug
28
2015
2

Hillary Clinton’s pro-abortion comments shows she’s worried she’s losing.

It’s really as simple as that:

“Extreme views about women, we expect them from some of the terrorist groups, we expect that from people who don’t want to live in the modern world,”[pro-abortion advocate and Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton] said.

“It’s a little hard to take coming from Republicans who want to be the president of the United States, but they espouse out-of-date and out-of-touch policies.”

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Aug
28
2015
9

Tweet of the Day, That’s… Not What She Thinks, Surely? edition.

At least, I hope not.

I mean, don’t get me wrong.  2010 was exactly the right time to take control of all those state legislatures.  We were able to get a lot of anti-gerrymandering reforms done, not to mention a good deal of minority-majority district promotion; and just take a look at California, Illinois, and Maryland to see why such corrective measures were so sorely needed, too. But I think that Hillary Clinton has gotten the sequence of events entirely backward, here.

Well. Not the first time that’s happened to her, of course.

Aug
27
2015
0

Quote of the Day, A Democratic Veep Has A BIG Problem edition.

And it’s spelled out here:

All of the Democratic Vice-Presidents that Biden grew up watching eventually became Democratic nominees for President: Lyndon Johnson, Hubert Humphrey, Walter Mondale, and Al Gore. If Biden decides to forego a run for the Oval Office, he will be the first Democratic Vice-President unable to secure his party’s nomination in sixty-three years. (In 1952, the seventy-four-year-old Alben Barkley, Harry Truman’s veep, was pushed out of contention by party leaders who considered him too old. Biden is seventy-two.)

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Aug
27
2015
14

Federal judge blocks administration’s ‘Clean Water Rule’ waterways power-grab.

It’s entertaining to see how ABC portrayed this, if your definition of ‘entertaining’ includes ‘being presented with obnoxiously slanted material:’

U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson of North Dakota issued a temporary injunction against a the rule, which gives the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers authority to protect some streams, tributaries and wetlands under the Clean Water Act. The rule was scheduled to take effect Friday.

“The risk of irreparable harm to the states is both imminent and likely,” Erickson said in blocking the rule from taking effect.

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Aug
27
2015
0

How I generally react to the latest DNC/DCCC lunatic fundraising emails.

Said lunatic fundraising emails always – especially when the GOP comes up – remind me of a joke I heard once:

So once in Czarist Russia there was this poor Jewish peasant who lived in a rural, poor, Jewish village.  One day the peasant decides to visit his best friend who lives next door. So he goes over, only to find his friend sitting there at his rickety table and reading an old newspaper put out by the anti-Semites in the big city.  It’s all about how the Jews do this, the Jews do that, the Jews own everything; and yet the peasant’s friend is still happily reading it.

The peasant looks at his friend in horror, then bursts out with “How can you read that rag?”

His friend looks up, looks at the shack, looks at the dirt floor, looks at the pathetic candle that’s his only light. “What? I always like to find out how well I’m doing.”

Ayup.

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