And if you call her a nutjob, you’re “Anti-Woman”
Watching that, I can’t stop thinking of this old Mad TV sketch.
Is far-left radical Democrat Luis Guttierez helping Republican (in name only) Eric Cantor hold onto to his House seat against an aggressive primary challenger?
I’m late to this story but Mickey Kaus and David Steinberg are all over it. You know the background here: Eric Cantor, who’s been on the outs with House conservatives lately and who’s championed immigration reform for DREAMers for more than a year, is suddenly facing a surprisingly tough primary challenge in Virginia from Dave Brat, who’s attacked him for being soft on amnesty. How tough? Tough enough that Cantor recently ran away from Jeff Denham’s ENLIST Act for DREAMers despite having expressed support for it before. Tough enough that he’s now aired not one but two ads in his district attacking Brat by name, something a well-known incumbent is naturally loath to do against a little-known challenger unless he fears he’s in trouble. Tough enough, even, that Cantor’s team sent out a mass mailer to voters celebrating him as a, er … stalwart amnesty opponent.
Coincidentally, Democrat Luis Gutierrez, the House’s most vocal immigration champion, decided that today would be a perfect time to visit Virginia and protest Cantor for being such a hard-ass on amnesty. Which is funny because, as both Kaus and Steinberg note, Cantor and Gutierrez were part of a House delegation that toured America for three days last year to celebrate — ta da — immigration. They are, in other words, both committed to this cause. And if the cause requires them to pretend to be enemies temporarily in the name of protecting Cantor’s seat, so be it.
If I may make an observation, Establishment Republicans are claiming they have to pass Amnesty in order to make themselves more electorally competitive with Hispanic voters. And partisan Democrats are saying, “Let us help you with that.”
What is wrong with this picture?
Global Warming would be considered a threat to public morals, if there were any longer such a thing as public morals.
A new report blames global warming for rising rates of infidelity, especially bad news for couples in Miami, where rising tides and raging hurricanes remind us all how much extracurricular sex we could be having on a daily basis.
Victoria Milan, a dating website for people looking to cheat on their significant other, surveyed 5,000 of its members, both men and women. A shocking 72% of them responded that yes, their own Al Gore-esque stress about unpredictable weather is the cause of their extra-marital dalliances. Guess the fact of their existing committed relationships was just an inconvenient truth.
Survey respondents also reported that they’re more likely to sneak a little on the side in hot weather than in cold.
In light of the VA scandal and the announcement of a unilateral withdrawal from Afghanistan, President Obama felt the need to appear “pro-military” and so gave the commencement address to the military academy at West Point.
Obama is a master in the use of the straw man argument. He attributes outrageous positions to his opponents, so as to make his own positions appear reasonable. Usually, is the formulation “Some say we should wipe out the entire state of Nebraska with a series of carpet bombings and nuclear strikes. But I believe the smarter option is to not build the Keystone XL pipeline.”
His speech at West Point, which of course was not written by him, was replete with examples of the genre.
For the foreseeable future, the most direct threat to America at home and abroad remains terrorism. But a strategy that involves invading every country that harbors terrorist networks is naive and unsustainable.
No one has ever advocated invading every country that harbors terrorists.
“I would betray my duty to you, and to the country we love, if I sent you into harm’s way simply because I saw a problem somewhere in the world that needed fixing, or because I was worried about critics who think military intervention is the only way for America to avoid looking weak.”
No one has suggested that the USA’s foreign policy should be based on intervening everywhere for the sake of not appearing week.
“Of course, skeptics often downplay the effectiveness of multilateral action. For them, working through international institutions, or respecting international law, is a sign of weakness. I think they’re wrong.”
Again, “unnamed skeptics” oppose multilaterialism and following international law.
“Those who argue otherwise – who suggest that America is in decline, or has seen its global leadership slip away – are either misreading history or engaged in partisan politics.”
Or they’re just paying attention. Obviously, the only people who note that Iran, Russia, and China have been emboldened by American weakness and fecklessness are only doing so for reasons of “partisan politics;” there is no such thing as legitimate, rational criticism of Mr. Obama’s flawless foreign policy.
“Your charge now is not only to protect our country, but to do what is right and just.“
Because until Obama came along, what the military did was wrong and unjust.
The man is not only a megalomaniac and a narcissist, he’s also a tedious bore.
The father of one of the UCSB murder spree victims is turning his grief into a rallying cry for gun confiscation; much as Cindy Sheehan made her grief into a rallying cry against George W. Bush. I expect before long, Mr.Richard Martinez will be sleeping in a ditch outside a politician’s house.
Mr. Martinez turned a Memorial Service for the victims into a Paul-Wellstonesue political rally; leading the crowd into chanting a gun control slogan. He held a press conference during which he railed against politicians who support the 2nd Amendment and the NRA. He has since appeared on MSDNC (Lawrence O’Donnell and Morning Joe), CNN (Anderson Cooper), The Washington Post granted him space to vent without any counterpoint. And other MFM outlets are lining up to broadcast his grief and rage to the widest possible audience.
The MFM have been eager to give him an outlet to display his grief for public consumption and advancement of the agenda; exactly the way they didn’t for the parents of Tyrone Woods and Sean Smith who were murdered in Benghazi by Mohammedan Terrorist while the president sat back and did nothing to help them. In fact, to the left, four murders in Benghazi have become one of their favorite jokes. I guess Benghazi wasn’t really tragic because it couldn’t be exploited to advance The Agenda.
One can’t fault him for his grief; even if his chosen means of expressing it seems craven and political. But he has no more right to take away anyone’s 2nd Amendment rights because of what happened to his son than the parent of someone killed by a drunk driver has the right to take away everybody’s car.
This goes to the essence of mainstream economic theory: Spend money to build houses, spend money to tear them down, spend money to build them, spend money to tear them down…and let it all be counted in the GDP numbers as “growth” and “jobs”:
One of the question haunting Detroit, as it works to extricate itself from bankruptcy, is how to address the reality of the city’s shrinking population…Today, a much-anticipated report from the city’s Blight Removal Task Force says that more than one in five structures is in some state of disrepair—and that about half of these should be torn down immediately…
It can take as little as three hours to demolish a house, but the process can be more consuming if properties contain asbestos or lead, thereby requiring extra care. Tearing down homes by the tens of thousands, which hasn’t been done before, could cost about $800 million, the report says. While the city has already obtained some blight-reduction funding from federal and state sources, it still needs at least a further $400 million. (That doesn’t include the additional $1 billion or so Detroit will need to address commercial and industrial eyesores.)
It’s astounding that, in a nation where homes are unaffordable for many people and the home ownership rate is declining, Detroit is still so unlivable and badly-run a place that they have vast numbers of homes to tear down.
According to Adam Carolla:
“I always thought of myself as just a liberal guy,” Carolla said. But after working with and observing Dr. Drew Pinsky, Carolla says he started spreading what he thought was a simple, apolitical message.
“I just started saying, ‘focus on your family, take care of your kids,’” Carolla explained. “And then all of a sudden, I become Ted Nugent like overnight.”
“It’s a weird thing that this has become a conservative, right-wing issue,” he continued. “Take care of your G-d damn kids? Feed your kids? Educate your kids? These are radical right-wing ideas?”
Carolla also says he knows how to fix what ails America.
“I believe that we could fix this country and all that ails it in one second if everyone just literally internalized,” he said. “Don’t expect anybody, especially the government, to do anything for you.”
The guano-craziness coming from the Progressive Left also supports his case.