For my zeroth post at DaTechGuyBlog, I’m happy to announce that Peter Durant won his election for state rep in the 6th Worcester district.

In November, Durant won the election by four votes.  His opponent, Alicea, contested the count.  Upon recount, Durant was up by one vote.   Rather than concede, Alicea sued.  Under Massachusetts law, the incumbent can retain his seat until the Secretary of State certifies an election, so Alicea remained on Beacon Hill during this debacle.  The judge ruled that the election was actually a tie and then ordered a special election.

Today was the day for the special election; Peter Durant won by 55 votes.  Alicea finally conceded – which is what he should have done seven months ago.  Congratulations, Peter.

(Roxeanne De Luca)

…anyone could condone the killing on an unarmed man (Warning put down anything you are drinking before you read on):

The adult sons of Osama bin Laden have lashed out at President Obama over their father’s death, accusing the United States of violating its basic legal principles by killing an unarmed man, shooting his family members and disposing of his body in the sea.

I think the best answer comes from a paraphrase of Clint Eastwood from the end of the Move Unforgiven:

“Well he should have armed himself if he’s going to decorate New York , Washington and Pa. with the remains of our countrymen.”

If you want to see the quote in context it is right here.

Stacy McCain posted on this and said via Twitter:

Evidently, the bin Laden family has hereditary deficiency of irony

Maybe they meant international Islamic law as interpreted by Bin Laden.

As I was driving today I caught the start of Michael Graham’s show, He was wondering why we don’t have any new patriotic songs that are not written by “rednecks”?

About two hours later I tuned in again and he had a caller who was calling in on a topic concerning proposed rules where a man soliciting prostitution would be charged criminally while the prostitute would not only be not charged but would get money from a fund set up for them from money confiscated from pimps.

During the course of the exchange with a liberal lady who called in objecting to Graham opinion a comparison was made between the choice of people serving in the military and the choice of a woman to be a prostitute. The caller compared the two and concluded that the prostitute was in a more honorable profession due to the “atrocities” of soldiers.

Ignoring the wisdom of the law itself I was very pleased to hear this call, not only did was it a clear and direct window into the liberal mind but it answered Michael’s question from the first hour. As long as we in the north produce mainstream opinion that believes that prostitutes are morally superior to American soldiers, and students who think believing Christians are unacceptable as commencement speakers it will be up to those in the south to come up with songs to honor the country they defend.

There is nothing more likely to advance the cause of the right than for the left to be seen unfiltered by the general public.

On additional side effect of the floods the midwest likely to be on the prices of food and fuel:

Gasoline futures advanced, extending the biggest one-day gain in more than two months, amid concern that the flooding will disrupt fuel production and distribution. Futures rose as much as 3.1 percent, adding to a 6.1 percent gain yesterday, the the most since July 2009.

The rising water has interrupted coal shipments to power plants in Tennessee, flooded more than a 100,000 acres of Missouri cropland

exactly what we didn’t need in a week economy, Ed Jordan a farmer in Mississippi tells the tale:

“We have 400 acres of beautiful wheat that’s almost ready for harvest. We have about an 1,000 acres of corn that’s chest high and just waiting on a combine (to harvest it). That’s going to be gone,”

Repeat this through every state the flood waters touch and as Mark Haines of CNBC said on Morning Joe, it’s going to be another jolt to food prices at a time when people can least afford it.