Archive for October 2010
I didn’t watch a second of it, but here’s what others thought, starting with the Associated Press, here. If you want some sights and sounds, Politico has some best and worst clips. Or try a different look from ReasonTV.
As the Wall Street Journal points out, the two stars are always masters of ambivalence, and historically both claim to be just comedians when they get whacked for politics. PowerLine could take only so much of the event. I find it curious that this free-wheeling event for the young and hip strictly prohibited unapproved filming, and that Democrats were recruiting at what both Stewart and Colbert claimed was a totally non-political event.
Few news reports even mentioned these signs, or mentioned Cat Stevens’ eagerness to facilitate the fatwa against author Salman Rushdie. Jillian Bandes found it hilarious and heartbreaking, while some Politico writers admit the event created no wave for panicked Democrats to ride to victory. There is general agreement that everyone had a good time, even if they couldn’t hear. But if you’re hip and cool, self-congratulation is the ticket regardless of acoustics.
If national security matters to you, check out the rankings for your Congress critters as scored by The Center for Security Policy.
Personal attacks, and little else.
McClatchy Newspapers is portraying concerns about fraud as even across the board. One Nevada County registrar is claiming he has done an audit and there’s no fraud, but if you read his comments carefully, his claim that machines couldn’t be programmed to register one way or another is a very leaky bucket.
John Lott has an update on all the fake Tea Party candidates desperate Dems have put up in hopes of siphoning off enough Republican votes to squeak out wins.
Rich Lowry has a whacking good piece on Pelosi using moderate Dems for cannon fodder.
A ton of Fresno Co. ballots on Prop. 23 in California contain illegal language which was ruled illegal by a judge because of its terminology.
DoJ is sending teams to monitor Arizona voting, due to fears that minorities will be intimidated I expect, rather than because there is already evidence of voter fraud. Sheila Jackson Lee’s tactic will probably backfire. We’ll see more Black Panthers at the polls, along with other groups. We’ll see more voter fraud, too.
Watch this video as some of old Charlie’s constituents say why they’re voting for his opponent, Michel Faulkner, who has been noticed by the Old Gray Lady herself, albeit sneeringly.
Now that Rangel has fired the law firm representing him in the ethics matter, it appears he will represent himself at the hearing. I spent years working in the legal system, and I can tell you that when a client fires his law firm, it is most often because he has received competent advice he refuses to follow. I suspect that a few weeks after the elections we will be treated to visible proof that a man who chooses himself as a lawyer will be represented by a fool. At the very least, Rangel has just insured that there will be no good outcome for Democrats in the ethics trial.
Faulkner probably won’t win this race, but it’s a dead cert he’ll do better in the New York marathon than his opponent could hope to.
UPS planes have been isolated at Newark and Philly due to suspicious packages. FOX is reporting that the Newark plane has been cleared.
Apparently there was a similar situation at East Midlands near London, but information is a bit sketchy there. FOX is reporting from the Leicestershire police a suspicious package in the UPS distribution area which came on a plane from Yemen headed to the USA. FOX is now reporting that all the planes originated in Yemen except one in Philly which came from Paris.
So far this sounds like a terrorist feint, which they like to do to test defenses and responses. What this proves is that the jihad Johnnies understand the liberals currently in charge to be pander pansies, but haven’t the slightest clue to the psyches of ordinary Americans. Do they really imagine that the threat will make us fold up like France and beg Democrats to keep us safe? The only way this helps Dems is if it pushes their “accomplishments” off the front page.
That said, Christine O’Donnell has cut her opponents’ lead in half, which may be due to revulsion at the Gawker sex hit job on her, and Meg Whitman is suddenly closing on Moonbeam Brown so that Rasmussen has moved the race back to toss-up.
I think it’s a probe in an effort to influence the elections, given that there was also a bomb threat on the Metro this morning, and there are more reports from New York.
UPDATE: Since nothing more than an altered toner cartridge seems to have been found, this was a coordinated probe. Nothing gives me less confidence than to know our panderer-in-chief was informed Thursday night. His pathetic remarks before turning the podium over to clueless John Brennan and bolting instill despair. Claiming we’re working closer than ever with Yemeni officials may sound really good to His Oneness, but he and Brennan are fools if they trust any of them a fraction as much as they appear to.
Battle ’10 has a concise explanation of the Crist/Meek/Clinton/White House mess. I caught On The Record and Crist was evasive and whiny and just kept repeating Rubio was too extreme for Florida.
We know Bill Clinton is a liar, we know Crist is, and we know Obama and the White House are as well. If you disagree on that, you must conclude that Meek is the liar. Gee, does this help anybody but Marco Rubio?
UPDATE: An aide to Slick Willie is confirming Clinton asked Meek to drop out.