Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 04:00pm 20 Comments
The last best hope of mankind tonight at 8 p.m. Eastern.
In the meantime:
- They tried to redistrict away Michele Bachmann, but she’s fighting on. And yes, despite everything, I support having her in Congress. Her congressional campaign website is here.
- “we liked Matt Drudge a lot more when he was wearing the mismatched plaids of the guerilla journalist instead of the gray pinstripes of the Republican establishment.”
- On the one hand, intense internal debate in Iran as to how to destroy Israel. On the other hand, the Supreme Leader announces nukes are evil. I’m betting the first hand is right.
- “The wife of a nuclear scientist slain in Tehran in January proudly proclaims via Iran’s semi-official Fars News Agency today that her husband sought nothing more than to wipe out Israel.” See, I was right.
- A New Gulf of Mexico Oil Field Find May Be a Giant.
- Running to the center, Obama proposes lowering corporate tax rate to 28 percent. Also known as Head Faking Right, While Driving Left.
- Journalists Marie Colvin and Remi Ochlik killed in Syria. Sarkozy says time for Assad to go.
- Why such doom and gloom on the left about the possible end of racial preferences in college admissions? You’d think from their reaction that judging people based on the content of their character rather than the color of their skin was the worst thing in the world.
- David Brock of Media Matters can dish it out, but can’t take it (via Kerry Picket h/t Jim Treacher):
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Michele’s district had to shrink by something like 90K, my town jumped 25%. Betty McCollum, my Rep years back got hurt worse taking in some 60K of mostly Republicans from Michele’s old district.
The Judges did OK, at this early juncture.
“And yes, despite everything, I support having her in Congress”
Yes, I do as well, I will be donating to her very soon. Thanks for posting her campaign website.
Anyone know how she will fare in her new distrcit?
And by the way, I want to make sure you understand that, for middle income families, the deductibility of home mortgage interest and charitable contributions will continue. But for high income folks, we are going to cut back on that, so we make sure the top 1% pay their fair share or more.
Or, how you poo the screwch…
I’ll send Michele a contribution after all she does have one strong point that I really like; she appears to drive Boehner crazy:)
Anything for the cause. ;8->
It’s funny. After watching Bachmann run for President, I have the opposite opinion – the faster she retires, the better. She struck me as an empty suit and a whiny sensationalist. A real self promoter with no accomplishment. We need conservatives who can turn ideas into reality. Bachmann is not even close to that.
Rep. Bachmann has some real accomplishments… let’s give her some credit for sacrificing to speak out for Conservativism and rallying the first Tea Party gathering in Washington.
Really? What are they? She’s so well-regarded inside the party that she doesn’t even hold a post in leadership. I never understood her candidacy. This presidential campaign has opened my eyes to many of the Republicans out there and she’s one of them.
We need substance not style.
Actually – re the wife of the nuclear scientist:
Some say the ‘scientist’ was an just electrician and some say he was killed by Iran for some reason, either for possessing a less than whole-hearted level of Islamic rabidity or he was an agent or they just wanted something to blame on Israel. Therefore poor widow may be just trying to stay alive and protect her family, by pretending to pledge her undying loyalty to the serpent’s own false religion regime in Iran.
Remember the first rule when dealing with liberals, leftists, Islamists, and other forms of radical ideology – do not expect these people to behave in a way that is rational logical, predictable, or normal, loyal and humane.
Islam is a mental health disorder.
Regarding Iran’s hands, I couldn’t help but think of Matthew 5:30: “If thy right hand scandalize thee cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is expedient for thee that one of thy members should perish, rather than that thy whole body be cast into hell.” (That’s Douay-Reims translation…I just liked the word “scandalize”.) Of course, now we need to know which hand is which.
Newt’s Southern strategy?
Khamenei, who has final say on all state matter in Iran, also said that Western powers know “we are not seeking nuclear weapons because the Islamic Republic of Iran considers possession of nuclear weapons a sin … and believes that holding such weapons is useless, harmful and dangerous.”
Perhaps there is some information lost in translation, but one can only assume from this statement that Khamenei subscribes to the General Sline (of “Spies Like Us“) school of weaponology .. “A weapon unused is a useless weapon.“
I’ve finally read Brigitte Gabriel‘s book “Because They Hate”. If you haven’t read it, it’s recommended. Jacket quote of MG (Ret.) Paul E. Vallely:
Hint to Mitt: This is not the way to win Republican support…
janitor, I agree about Brigitte Gabriel’s book. I listened to I believe it was a youtube video of her speaking at either a Memphis or Nashville school. She was fabulous!
Totally agree about Matt Drudge. I don’t like him anymore now that I know he’s carrying the water for Mitt.
Regarding the affirmative action issue at UT, (Austin), you have to realize that Austin is a bastion of liberalism that can exceed the excesses normally experienced on the east coast.
Austin democrats/liberals wield great power and have been known to dispatch radio show hosts and others who may disagree with the liberal dogma hereabouts. Just ask Sammy Allred, Sgt Sam and others who were purely telling the truth. To this day, I don’t know how Prof Leno Graglia has survived despite his occasional airing of logical viewpoints.
And the democrats are well documented as relates to eating their own… You know, folks like Dan Morales, Martha Stewart etc.
Getting back to affirmative action, just what has it produced for this country? Maxine Waters??? Alternatively, it has produced a dumbed down electorate which of course is right up the democrats alley..
If Mittens loses the nomination, six months later Mitt Romney would show up on all of our television screens wearing a monocle and stroking a cat while he tries to hold the world hostage with nuclear missiles.
Huntsman was really more the monocle type…always had one eyebrow up and the other down…I bet he wears one secretly at home in his den. Poor Mitt…if he doesn’t win this time, he will probably get the vapors and have to take the waters somewhere for a week, then he will move to another state (probably Charleston, SC) and start his perpetual campaign again this time trying to get an invitation to the St. Cecelia society.
I am a minority (Cuban) and the whole idea of affirmative action absolutely disgusted me. I just don’t understand how any minority could support affirmative action. It basically says “You’re not as smart as a non-minority,” how is that not racism.
Brock ran away because he thought questioner was a sniper.