Oh, so *what* if Obama’s backtracking on having bin Laden killed be our highest priority?

(Links via Legal Insurrection, via Instapundit) Just because Obama said it back in October:

And if we have Osama bin Laden in our sights and the Pakistani government is unable or unwilling to take them out, then I think that we have to act & we will take them out. We will kill bin Laden; we will crush Al Qaeda. That has to be our biggest national security priority.

and is now saying something completely different: Continue reading Oh, so *what* if Obama’s backtracking on having bin Laden killed be our highest priority?

The Killers, The RedState YouTube Video, and what makes America great.

It’s crass capitalism, my friends. Crass capitalism.

So, my RedState cobloggers Caleb and Leon over on Youtube created this great video, using music from The Killers:


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Democrats shut down Drug War debate in El Paso.

Last week, El Paso’s City Council took an interesting stand on Federal drug policy.

The City Council had voted unanimously last week on a resolution originally drafted by the city’s Committee on Border Relations that expressed support for Juarez and called upon the federal government to take several steps to aid Juarez and Mexico.

Those steps included clamping down on gun-running and money-laundering; the controversy arose when O’Rourke amended a portion of the resolution calling for less focus on incarceration and more on rehabilitation to asking for an “honest open national debate on ending the prohibition on narcotics.”

There is, of course, a good deal of debate on whether what Robert Anton Wilson called “The War on Some Drugs” is a sensible policy or not; it’s one of those things that people disagree on, usually strongly. But this was a resolution, not something binding; its value lies in an indication that an official local government agency thinks that a particular policy position is important enough to make an official stance on it. We see this sort of thing happen all the time, ranging from nuclear energy to same-sex marriage to the war in Iraq: so it’s acceptable, right?

Only if you’re not a Texas Democrat. If you are, you have to threaten the City Council.
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Camille Paglia’s latest column.

As I noted – possibly snidely, but probably not, alas – in the blogroll, you have to encourage liberal writers and pundits who don’t actually hate conservatives. Come, I will hide nothing from you: Paglia is a guilty pleasure for more Right-bloggers than you might think. Possibly because she’ll write things like this:
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