Stacy Has direct updates from Alaska, to wit:

ALASKA SENATE COUNTDOWN TODAY UPDATE: Miller Leads by 1,460 Votes After More Absentee Ballots Counted UPDATE: Miller Campaign Spokesman Expects ‘Good Day at the End of the Day’

Can someone please explain to me why some outfit in the MSM hasn’t snatched this guy up? They can’t all be afraid of Johnson.

memorandum thread here.

As I sit working on my Niece’s daughter’s computer her father showed me a machine he just got back from the Geek Squad, they repaired the power connector on the laptop (the first thing that tends to go barring a physical accident) and tested the repair with a known good battery.

For some reason however they specifically neglected to check if it would charge the battery that he came in with (it isn’t) so now after an expensive repair he has a laptop that is not portable.

Basic common sense says you test the battery that the system came in with, how it was released without doing that is beyond me, particularly since he had quite a haul to get to the local best buy (several towns away).

On occasion people are going to make mistakes but this neglected step is specifically on the form.

Guys I know you are still around and HiWired didn’t do hardware but this is support 101, make it easy for the customer and keep him informed. You can’t afford to be making mistakes like this when there are a dozen guys just waiting to take your job.

Bad form people, bad form.

There were four people that I know of who were attending their first tea party event last night:

One was my nephew Matt who came a bit late missing the start

One was my friend Poet and Theology expert James Marley who had to leave early.

One was Democratic city counselor from Fitchburg Rosemary Reynolds (she was James’ ride)

and finally my arch enemy friend Chris Lackey

I was hoping to get a video interview with Chris before he left but after grabbing several candidate interviews when I got to him he had to leave due to an early appointment on his wife’s part but he was kind enough to send me an e-mail of him impressions both of the Beck march and the meeting. After reading what he wrote, it is almost as if we were at two different events.

Chris requested that If I used his comments they were to be presented unedited and I think this is a good idea.
First It is an opposing view you don’t want to play with it
Secondly he did actually come for himself and stay for the entire event so he deserves the respect of an unfiltered opinion
Third I think it says more about the perspective that he came from and came in with and the perspective of the far left than anything about the tea party.

The irony that the host of the longest running atheist podcast in the state came and heard a speech about the Beck event which was overtly religious was not lost on me.

I would continue to urge people who agree and/or disagree with the tea parties and what they stand for to come on down, these meetings are open and all are welcome.

It goes without saying of course that these views are his and not of this blog They are presented as is without further comment on my part. I’ll let my readers and other attendees take care of that, so without further ado here is Chris’ comment: Continue reading “An opposing view: “Guest” post on yesterday’s Twin City Tea Party”

Some good news. I will be attending Freedom Works Blogcon running Thursday Sept 9th through Sunday September 12th. This means I will be covering the rallies at the capital that weekend.

Freedom works is graciously taking care of the airline and the room. I am hoping to raise a little bit of dough to pay for the metro, grub and spare batteries etc. I’m figuring about $150 should cover me for the days of the conference $200 if you want to help pay for the Cannoli I am bringing with me.

So if you would like to give a hand click on DaTipJar to the left and I hope to see you in Washington.

following the Joe Miller recount story.

You know the blood pressure of Mrs. Other McCain not withstanding if more reporters did what Stacy does, that is , actually go out and report the media would be held in more respect.

That doesn’t mean that Dan Riehl isn’t doing his best from the lower 48.

It’s stuff like this:

An alarming, must-see video at Big Peace shows prominent leaders of the Islamic community in the United States openly raising money for terrorism at a Saudi-funded mosque in central Florida.

Organized by the Islamic Society of Central Florida’s Imam Muhammad Musri, the compelling video features leftist former UK MP George Galloway and three-time felon Mahdi Bray of the Muslim American Society’s Freedom Foundation raising at least $55,000 for Hamas.

The sad thing is, if the MSM was willing to report on this stuff when it was happening it might have been nipped in the bud and wouldn’t have emboldened these guys to continue along these lines.

Well at least groups like the Southern Poverty Law Center investigate stuff like this: Oh Wait:

With regard to monitoring radical jihadists, we have made a pragmatic decision to leave that mainly to the major Jewish NGOs, which do a good job and have some real expertise that would likely take us years to develop.

When there is no disincentive for bad behavior you get more of it.

Memeorandum thread here

Let’s sue to save the life of a terrorist in a foreign country because he was born here.

The younger al-Awlaki, who was born in Las Cruces, New Mexico, has been marked for death by the U.S. Defense Department and the CIA, according to the organizations.

U.S. forces are trying to find al-Awlaki, saying he has been linked to plots against American targets including the failed attempt by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to detonate an explosive device aboard an airliner approaching Detroit in December.

Because there is nothing more un-american that killing people who join the enemy during a time of war.

Do these people actually understand how that looks?

Oh and notice the headline: ACLU Sues U.S. Over Targeted Killing of Citizens. The headline is a great example of a headline that doesn’t tell the story, it makes it sound like we are shooting people in the streets here.

Memeorandum thread here