Feb
05
2016
6

My RedState post on suspected Democratic Iowa Caucus fraud.

Found here. Short version: the Des Moines Register is wondering what happened at the Democratic Iowa caucus. I’m wondering how is it that the Democrats can’t put this story to bed.

Feb
05
2016
1

My RedState post on California blaming UnitedHealth Group.

Found here. Short version: nothing is ever Obamacare’s fault. Or California’s. Never ever ever.

Feb
05
2016
1

Tweet of the Day, Even Chelsea Clinton Can’t Quite Believe That Hillary Will Win edition.

Can’t say I blame her.

Also, buried lede: Chelsea Clinton is a little nuts when it comes to gun control. I recommend that she see her neurologist at the earliest possible opportunity. No, seriously: that particular opinion is like a illithid when it comes to a victim’s long-term cognitive function.

Feb
05
2016
20

In which I spitball the final NH results.

Just off of the top of my head:

Trump 25
Cruz 20
Rubio 20
Kasich 16
Carson 12
Everybody else 7

This is probably wrong. The numbers, I mean. But I think that the basic idea – Trump falling behind but ending ahead, Cruz and Rubio battling it out for second place, Kasich at a high-water mark, Carson fading, and everybody else getting their coats on – is sound enough.  Bear in mind: if Trump comes in second his campaign will definitely start to death spiral. If Rubio comes in ahead of Cruz Ted Cruz is not actually in trouble, because Iowa and New Hampshire rarely agree with each other.  Kasich would need to win New Hampshire before we’d all stop writing off his campaign. And so on.

Also bear in mind: nobody knows jack about what’s going to actually happen next week. We’re mostly just good at sounding confident. Largely because there’s never a penalty for failure. I mean, look at me: I told everybody that Trump would either win or be in fourth place, and guess what happened?

Feb
05
2016
9

CMR’s David Daleiden refuses to take [Harris**] County’s slightly desperate plea deal.

The idiotic – look, you don’t arrest the whistle-blowers when they catch Planned Parenthood on tape trying to talk up their profitable baby-harvesting business, OK? – Harris County prosecutors smartly offered David Daleiden a plea deal.  He has declined.  The case goes to trial. As Steve Berman in that link sums it up:

If Daleiden were to go to trial, the videos he made along with Sandra Merritt and the Center for Medical Progress exposing Planned Parenthood’s baby body parts operation would certainly enter into evidence. And they’d be found to be truthful. And Planned Parenthood officials would be subpoenaed to testify at the trial. And they’d be found to be lying.

I should also note that David Daleiden is apparently prepared to go to jail over this. If that bothers you – if you don’t like the fact that a jury could put a man in jail for twenty years because he used a fake ID in one of the few ways that society finds acceptable and even moral* – then, well, that’s why people do civil disobedience. REAL civil disobedience, not the petulant, look-at-me garbage that the Activist Left revels in.

Moe Lane

*That aside will make absolutely no sense to people who have elevated abortion to some sort of sacrament. I do not believe that these people are the majority of pro-choicers, but; there’s more of them than there used to be. It’s frankly a bit alarming.

**Oops!

Feb
04
2016
0

My RedState post on Alan Grayson and RFK Jr.

Found here. Short version: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr endorsed Alan Grayson in FL-SEN.  Because crazy calls to crazy, apparently.

Feb
04
2016
1

Democratic debate tonight. Huzzah?

I’m admittedly half-tempted to have it up in the corner of my screen.  Not for the semantic content, of course: there won’t be any.  But I figure that after next week’s primary we’re going to be calling Bernie Sanders the ‘front-runner’ for a bit, so Hillary Clinton has some sort of incentive to cut her a Socialist.

Mind you, I don’t expect that to descend to the level of physical violence.  If for no other reason than either one trying that sort of nonsense would undoubtedly result in one of them throwing out their back. Or both of them doing that.

:pause:

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Feb
04
2016
5

Obama: “I want a $10/barrel oil fe…” Congress (interrupting): “No.”

Seriously, why did CNBC even bother reporting this, let alone make it a ‘BREAKING’ story? “President Barack Obama will propose a $10 per barrel charge on oil to fund clean transportation projects as part of his final budget request next week, the White House said Thursday.”  I’m sure that Obama would like a pony, too.  Heck, THAT Congress might give him. Shoot, I’d sign off on giving the President a whole horse show if he’d just play with it until his term is up and left policy to people who understand the basic concept…

Feb
04
2016
2

Tweet of the Day, We Can Call The Darwin Awards Early This Year edition.

As a general rule of thumb, I do not encourage people to click on Gawker links.

You might, however, be forgiven if you were to do so in this case. There’s damn little that we and they can agree upon; but this is, I believe, common ground. I wonder if the guy had time to realize that he had pretty much screwed up about as thoroughly as a jihadi suicide bomber could possibly hope to do…

Feb
04
2016
1

Strictly speaking, *Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton* created Daesh.

John Kerry is merely the patsy that was left holding the bag when it all went to pieces.

Just to be clear about this.

Feb
03
2016
15

A question for the readership.

It’s a programming thing more than anything else. Do you guys want distractions in the run-up to New Hampshire, or do you want obsessive coverage? I can probably do either, and I know that I’ll be covering NH stuff over at RedState anyway. But if people want to read about something, anything else than the damn New Hampshire race, I can understand that impulse, too.

Feb
03
2016
4

My RedState post on Bernie Sanders not conceding Iowa.

Found here. Short version: he didn’t conceded Iowa yesterday. And… I think that he hasn’t conceded it today, either? That’s interesting, really.

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