May
03
2015
0

Baltimore curfew to end tonight.

‘Endorsed.’  Well, I suppose that you need to salve the pride of the mayor. She is, after all, elected head of Baltimore, at least until the next election:

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Sunday endorsed a decision to lift curfew that has been in place in Baltimore since rioting broke out earlier this week. Hogan also announced that 200 city businesses, most of them minority owned, were destroyed in the rioting.

“The mayor and I both talked and we agreed it’s time to get the community back to normal again,” Hogan, a Republican said. “It’s going to take a little while to get back to normal, but I think lifting the curfew is a good idea.

Hopefully, it will be. Certainly Governor Hogan did a good enough job in shutting down the riots before they could become self-sustaining that I’m willing enough to let him keep doing his job. Because, let’s make no mistake here: Mayor  Stephanie Rawlings-Blake didn’t do hers. Which should make the aforementioned next election in Baltimore interesting…

Moe Lane

May
03
2015
5

Hardcore anti-captialist Left blackshirts attack Seattle again.

Freaking blackshirts: “Police say black-clad May Day marchers hurled wrenches and rocks at officers and hit police with sticks as a Friday evening march through Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood turned violent, injuring three officers — two seriously.”  …Which is their habit, as well as being the increasing habit of any fools that let the blackshirts march with them. I’ve never quite understood that, really. Don’t the liberals and even the progressives know that, should the blackshirts ever take over, they’re going to be going right into the work camps, too?

Sorry: this particular faction of the Left aggravates me. Particularly since they’re apparently trying to get a cop to be sufficiently fearful of his or her life to go and shoot a charging blackshirt in the head.  That’s probably going to happen at some point, by the way. And, in anticipation of the moment? The moment that you pick up a rock and throw it at an armed man, or you take a heavy metal club and swing it at an armed man, you have formally offered to be involved in a battle to the death. I have very little sympathy for anybody who discovers, too late, that the offer was accepted.

Moe Lane

May
02
2015
3

Did NY Assemblyman Sheldon Silver (D) give up NY Senator Dean Skelos (R)?

Mayyyyybe:

Dean G. Skelos, the leader of the New York State Senate, and his son are expected to be arrested on federal corruption charges next week, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

The expected arrests, coming roughly three months after federal bribery and kickback charges led Assemblyman Sheldon Silver to step down as speaker, would signal an extension of the investigation into allegations of political corruption in Albany, and would almost certainly further upend the legislative session.

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May
01
2015
4

Bernie Sanders vultures $1.5M away from progressive candidates.

I heartily approve of this: “On Friday, the [Bernie] Sanders campaign announced that it has raised more than $1.5 million online in the 24 hours since he announced his candidacy.”  Especially since he’s apparently threatening to raise a total of $50 million.  Think of it! Fifty million dollars that could have gone to worthy – for a given value of ‘worthy’ – progressive candidates on the federal, state and local level.  Instead, they’ll be poured down a money hole and never be seen again.

Ach, well, as the late, dearly missed Terry Pratchett once said: it keeps money in circulation, and that’s the important thing.

Moe Lane

PS: Yeah, seriously, progressive activists. Give Bernie Sanders more money.  That’ll show me. Ya, you betcha.

May
01
2015
2

My Watchdog.org piece on Uber in Broward County, Florida is up.

Found here. Short version: the county commissioners over there like taxi company money. The big question is whether they’d like Uber pulling out of the area.

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May
01
2015
7

Well, @gofundme just formally joined the Left side of the culture wars.

Plan your fundraising activities accordingly, because while GoFundMe might want you to give them some of your filthy conservative money, they certainly don’t want you doing anything that would hurt the Left. By the way: I’m not surprised that this happened. I’m actually a little surprised that the corporation lasted this long:

GoFundMe’s old policy on crowdfunding may not have been enough to justify its decision last weekend to kill campaigns on behalf of a Christian-owned florist and bakery — but its new policy is.

The website quietly expanded its list of banned crowdfunding activities this week shortly after The Washington Times questioned GoFundMe’s reliance on its policy against campaigns in defense of “formal charges of heinous crimes” to pull fundraisers for Arlene’s Flowers and for Sweet Cakes by Melissa.

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May
01
2015
4

The Wisconsin State Journal manages to bury the lede in the …lede. Somehow.

:pause:

That takes some doing.

There are times when you should really reread the first sentence of whatever you wrote: “Wisconsin’s three AFSCME councils are merging four years after the state rolled back public-sector union rights, prompting two out of three dues-paying members to drop out.”  See that bolded part? That’s your story. Not the fact that AFSCME is highly upset about this turn of events.  I think that none of us are surprised to hear that, yes? (more…)

May
01
2015
3

Tweet of the Day, …Soviet Communism Died Screaming For Its Mother edition.

No larger point. I just like noting that, whenever possible. And what better day to indulge myself than May Day?

Moe Lane

PS: Marxism is intellectualism for STUPID people. Just in case any Commie lurking right now wasn’t offended enough.

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Apr
30
2015
5

LIBRE and media bias.

Just a reminder about what media bias looks like. This is the Washington Post’s description of LIBRE, an avowedly conservative/libertarian group that works on outreach to Latinos.

For Republicans, the road to warming the hearts and winning the votes of Latinos may begin at a Las Vegas flea market.

On a recent morning, inside the Eastern Indoor Swapmeet Las Vegas, a group funded by the billionaire Koch brothers helped 250 Latinos — some of them illegal immigrants — pass the Nevada driver’s test.

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Apr
30
2015
2

Tweet of the Day, This Is What We Call A ‘Teachable Moment’ edition.

This is where poor life choices lead you, kid.

I would recommend that you take the hint that the universe has just busted over your head.

Apr
30
2015
2

Watch as Osman Yaha becomes your hero.

I will magnanimously forbear from arguing with Mother Jones about Barack Obama’s typical rhetorical skill.  Let us all instead rise above such disagreements and instead bask in this, which is a small child politely telling the President of the United States to please wrap it up, because there’s a lot of ground that still needs to be covered. Osman Yaha, the political blogosphere salutes you:

Ultimately via the Washington Free Beacon. Of course.

Apr
30
2015
1

Ah, yes. I will be on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Friends livecast tonight.

9 PM Eastern: on the front page of RedState.  I will be wearing, shockingly, a tie.  I’m sure that I have one around here somewhere…

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