Every Republican Who Henry Waxman Ever Reached Out To, Raise Your Hand.

I just stopped reading after this.

“I always felt that you have to reach out to Republicans,” Mr. Waxman said.

…I figured that the only way that the NYT authors could have maintained their composure after that point would be via an emergency aneurysm, and I didn’t want to be ghoulish and watch two reporters try to write an article while simultaneously suffering catastrophic brain damage. Yes, yes, I know: very soppy of me.  Sorry, sometimes the sentimentalism flares up, you know what I mean?

Moe Lane

Mind the door on your way out of it, Mister Waxman.

Sandra Fluke smacked back into place wrt Henry Waxman’s seat.

That would be my guess, at least.

Democratic attorney and activist Sandra Fluke has decided against running for retiring Rep. Henry A. Waxman’s congressional seat, instead planning a bid for the state Senate.


Fluke said she plans to run for the state Senate seat currently held by Ted Lieu, who is running for Waxman’s congressional seat.

But it was almost certainly foolish of her to think that the (mostly male) people who have been waiting to move into Waxman’s seat were going to let any parvenu useful idiot just cut ahead in line.  Not that Fluke is likely to win that Senate seat, either – but it’s a much more realistic seat for her to reach for, and fail to grasp.

Via Jonah Goldberg.


Henry Waxman preparing the war party against Marianne Williamson in CA-33.

I’d say That poor woman, except that I’m pretty sure that she’d… you know, I’m going to be nice about it and say That poor woman.  Anyway: meet a woman about to get a rude awakening.

Marianne Williamson, the best-selling author whose “A Return to Love” spent 39 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list in 1992, announced Sunday that she is running as an independent for the US House of Representatives in California’s 33rd District, a seat currently held by 74-year old Democrat Henry Waxman, one of the most powerful members of Congress.

[snip] Continue reading Henry Waxman preparing the war party against Marianne Williamson in CA-33.

#rsrh IS Henry Waxman eligible to run in CA? …ehh, who cares?

It’s not like there’s a Republican running to oppose him, anyway.

(Via Instapundit)

Moe Lane

PS: No, actually I looked at the guy’s site.  I could tolerate a stealth Republican who went indy because political reality requires it; there are some places where George Washington couldn’t win if he was on the Republican ticket.  But Waxman’s opponent hates the national party almost as much as Henry Waxman does; so if he thinks that he can win on that platform, well, good luck with that.  The man doesn’t want my help, right?

Meet the Fallujah Four.

These would be the four Democrats [Sen. Barbara Boxer (D, CA); Rep. Henry Waxman (D, CA-30); Rep. Dennis Kuchinich (D, OH-10); and Rep. Raul Grijavla (D, AZ-07)] who provided letters of introduction and support to the pro-terrorist groups Code Pink/Global Exchange in 2004. Those groups used these letters to facilitate their delivery over a half a million dollars’ worth of aid to terrorists in Fallujah actively fighting American troops; which is, by the way, treason by any reasonable interpretation of the US Constitution.

Note that I am not accusing these Members of Congress of committing treason, merely the American members of Code Pink and Global Exchange. Rep. Waxman – one of the Congressmen involved – claims that he was not aware that the letter of introduction and support that he provided would be used in support of ‘insurgents*’ (by which Waxman means terrorists shooting at American and allied forces in Iraq); this ignorance is appallingly possible, given that Waxman is a Democrat, and thus defaults to being appallingly pig-ignorant on national security, national defense, and foreign affairs. No word as of yet what the other three Members of Congress were thinking – or, indeed, whether they were thinking at all. No doubt if asked they will likewise deny treasonous intent on their part: it is generally preferable to be thought merely abjectly stupid, instead of guilty of a crime that technically carries the death penalty.

After the fold is a list of the Fallujah Four – and their opponents in the upcoming election. For while being duped by pro-terrorist groups like Code Pink and Global Exchange is not treasonous, neither is it something to reward with a position of trust and responsibility in the United States government. Continue reading Meet the Fallujah Four.

A quick observation on the 8-K Fun.

Drawing on streiff’s excellent post: there has been at least one nice repercussion that has come from the entire sordid 8-K affair.  Thanks to it, you can pretty much filter out the ‘geniuses’ with no practical business experience; they’re the ones who have never seen an 8-K in their life, don’t know what one is for, don’t know when one needs to fill one out (or even why), and are especially startled to discover that there have to be fairly stringent penalties in place in order to convince corporations to fill out nitpicking paper-trail bureaucratic clap-trap without having to be nagged constantly for it.

You know.  Idiots.

Megan McArdle is not an idiot – and miracle of miracles! – neither is most of her comments section, for a change.  Gives you an idea of just how comprehensively Waxman – who has apparently never seen an 8-K in his life, doesn’t know what one is for, doesn’t know when one needs to fill one out (or even why), and is especially startled to discover that there have to be fairly stringent penalties in place in order to convince corporations to fill out nitpicking paper-trail bureaucratic clap-trap without being nagged constantly for it – mucked up this one.

Moe Lane

Crossposted to RedState.

#rsrh In an ideal world, this post would start a duel.

Because in an ideal world a man would rather be killed or die than tolerate being called a would-be Communist apparatchik.

[UPDATE] I just read the letter – also, did you know that the courts have just ruled that “the government has no anti-corruption interest in limiting contributions to an independent expenditure group”?  Translation: a group that wants to simply let people know , say, that Henry Waxman and Bart Stupak aspire to the level of East German rubberstamp apparatchiks can now spend as much money as they like to do so.

Hint, hint.

It seems that Volkskammer Energy Chair Henry Waxman will be investigating various capitalist entities for right-deviationism, sabotage, creeping defeatism, and of course general counter-revolutionary behavior*:

Perhaps that explains why the Administration is now so touchy. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke took to the White House blog to write that while ObamaCare is great for business, “In the last few days, though, we have seen a couple of companies imply that reform will raise costs for them.” In a Thursday interview on CNBC, Mr. Locke said “for them to come out, I think is premature and irresponsible.”

Meanwhile, Henry Waxman and House Democrats announced yesterday that they will haul these companies in for an April 21 hearing because their judgment “appears to conflict with independent analyses, which show that the new law will expand coverage and bring down costs.”

In other words, shoot the messenger. Black-letter financial accounting rules require that corporations immediately restate their earnings to reflect the present value of their long-term health liabilities, including a higher tax burden. Should these companies have played chicken with the Securities and Exchange Commission to avoid this politically inconvenient reality? Democrats don’t like what their bill is doing in the real world, so they now want to intimidate CEOs into keeping quiet.

No doubt the crypto-fascist wreckers on the Wall Street Journal‘s editorial board (and the capitalist running dogs of The National Review) will be the next brought in to answer to Parliamentarian Waxman, and his fellow-agents of the righteous anger of the People.

Moe Lane

PS: Hey, the Democrats can stop acting like this any time that they like.  Then I can stop, too.

*Otherwise known as ‘large companies required to announce large, immediate losses via increased taxation as a direct result of the new health care legislation.’  Why, the nerve of those… those… those capitalist stooges, and their primitive devotion to bourgeois truth and the technical letter of the law!

Crossposted to RedState.