Blow struck against political intimidation in California.

This is good news:

A federal judge in Los Angeles has again shut down California Attorney General Kamala Harris’ drive to obtain the donor list for Americans for Prosperity, an influential political group funded by Charles and David Koch.

U.S. District Court Judge Manuel Real issued a permanent injunction Thursday barring Harris’ office from requiring AFP to submit the donor list. And AFP may not be considered deficient or delinquent in its filings because it won’t turn over the form, the judge said.

Note that I’m not going to pretend that AG Harris isn’t selectively trying to enforce the law in order to get her progressive hands on a leakable list of conservative and libertarian donors. Unlike her, I’m not inclined to treat the American voting public as idiots. Bad reputations, once acquired, have a habit of sticking, folks. Something to keep in mind…


Oooh, those scary Koch Brothers and their AFP minions!

First, watch these two Americans for Prosperity (AFP) ads: they will show you exactly what the Democratic party is up against this year.

Spoiler warning: the Democrats have got nothing currently up that can beat either.



Occupy DC tries, fails to trigger Mob incident.

Background: Americans for Prosperity is having its annual summit this weekend, and the Occupy movement decided to send some people over to disrupt it – which is to say, they tried to rush the building.  They failed, of course – the American Left simply is not very good at demonstrations* – but in the process of expressing their inner kindergarteners (the ones that weren’t using actual kindergarteners as props/riot shields, that is) some protesters got hit by a car.  And we almost had an incident over it –  only it turns out that ‘protesters got hit by a car’ actually means ‘some protesters threw themselves in front of a car.’

Imagine my surprise:


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