Neo Neocon is of course always worth reading but I really like this bit from her post on Obamacare:

it’s the honor system for Obamacare income subsidies.

Oh, that’ll work just fine.

Unbelievable. And yet at this point, ever so believable

That’s why although I agree with Stacy

Greenwald is playing the martyr, so that to criticize Greenwald and/or Snowden offends people who have bought into their narrative.

and Lee Stranahan

The only mystery is why so many conservatives have fallen for it. Greenwald’s far left take is nearly identical to Weather Underground radical communist Bill Ayers, who described his position just a few weeks ago in a video posted by website Real Clear Politics. It is the polar opposite of conservatism; Ayers, like Greenwald, wants to get rid of military spending but increase every other part of the state. There’s one crucial difference: Greenwald and his views weren’t as well known to most conservatives as those of Ayers.

in principle I’m not going to trust this administration to not abuse power when they’ve already demonstrated a willingness to do so.

Can someone tell my why I can find this story prominently displayed at Fishersville Mike’s blog:

An interesting story from Dallas, where a law firm suffered a break-in.
Only certain computers were taken.
Not the silver coins or silver bars.
Just a law firm representing a Washington whistleblower.
I’m sure Democrats will say “Nothing to see here.”

But not on CNN?

If you want an update on that German home schooling family that is still fighting for asylum the place to go is No One of Any Import

Oh good the Syrian Rebels have chemical weapons now.  Yeah lets give them more weapons.

The Lonely Conservative asks if the media wants race riots if Zimmerman is acquitted.  My answer 3 years ago would have been different than my answer now

Dan Riehl has a story about another female teacher with an underage student this one had his kid  Given that Stacy McCain has owned this topic Dan might be worried about his suing.

Sissy Willis has not posted in a while, other than a picture of a cat.  That’s everybody’s loss.

Adrienne’s Corner has decided that she has had enough of progressive insurance

At that time the Progressive rate was the lowest and, in the interest of saving money, I employed a “willing suspension of disbelief” and signed up.  Besides, I actually liked Flo and thought the ads were “cute.”

About a year ago I could no longer escape the fact that I was contributing to a very foul company.  My agent managed to find the same coverage for less money.  Buh bye, Progressive.

I’ve been a little droopy since I turned 50.  I’m hoping it’s not just a matter of time that I find myself staring at Bob Belvedere rule five Saturday posts missing my youth.

If I was you I’d take the Evil Blogger Lady’s advice on the Immigration bill in the house.

and remember a terrorist is a terrorist no matter how much he likes trees.

With Egypt and the Muslim Brotherhood the biggest story in the world last week’s show with Pam Geller, Robert Spencer and Ray Hanna of Act for America has never been more significant.

Lucky for you if you missed the show Saturday at Noon EST on FTR Radio & the Money Matters Radio Network or the replay at 11 PM EST (on Money Matters only) you can now catch it here.

A week ago yesterday as the crisis in Egypt began I teased Morning Joe substitute hosts Katy Kay & Mike Barnicle for attacking the GOP suggesting Hillary is old news while studiously avoiding her record as Secretary of State even as they discussed Egypt burning.

They spent nearly 5 minutes on this subject making fun of the GOP for the supposed attack on Clinton age in full “Is that all they’ve got” mode…

…totally oblivious to the fact that she was the Sec of State during the ouster of Mubarek and the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood that the people of Egypt are protesting against, the subject they were discussing just a moment before.

There was an obvious reason for this:

Nobody needs to bring up Mrs. Clinton age, we simply need to bring up her record as Sec of State. Egypt, Syria, Iran, Russia, Libya the list goes on and on.

Well it’s a week later Joe & Mika are back and to my shock after talking about Egypt…went back the week old Hillary age business again. I immediately tweeted out the following:

The linking of the record of the former Sec of State to, you know, actual events in foreign affairs drew an almost instant rebuke from Doug Mataconis, a nice guy in person but who is a bit of a concern troll online.

Doug’s first line of Clinton defense was the US couldn’t have changed a thing, I pooh poohed this while Doug insisted Mubarek was a goner no matter what the US did.  This wasn’t my memory of events, so I returned to my primary point on Hillary:

Rather than pointing out my poor spelling in that tweet “(“irrelevant & presidential)” Doug decided the best defense of Hillary was a good offense.

While his points were interesting these had little to do with the topic of conversation, Mrs. Clinton’s record:

Doug’s next Hillary defense: Her record was a matter of opinion

And that’s really the question at hand, so it was time to ask it bluntly:


Now this is a question that a defender of Hillary should have no trouble answering. After all in four years in office Mrs. Clinton accomplishments should be easy to name particularly for a lawyer and Senior editor at Outside the Beltway like Doug Mataconis. His answer to that question was revealing, or rather the lack of an answer was.

He tweeted about the GOP needing to fix their problems, about how Benghazi (that another tweeter interjected) didn’t matter according to the polls (I had deliberately not mentioned Benghazi) but this was my favorite:

Hillary Clinton isn’t even a candidate. She’s not running for ANYTHING yet, so her record is entirely irrelevant, I mean what difference does it make? I tried again:

Apparently the question was harder than I thought he wanted two years to think about it

then I pointed out Hillary’s record wouldn’t change in two years so he answered by attacking…Rick Perry:


While his sudden willingness to talk about a race 3 years away and dislike of Rick Perry was interesting it had nothing to do with Hillary’s record as Secretary of State

And that’s when Doug’s decided he had enough.

Yeah there is nothing more “tiresome” or blindly “partisan” than being asked to name an accomplishment of a woman who served four years as Secretary of State, particularly when you can’t think of one.


Now one might think a twitter exchange between two old fellows might not be all that important but I think it’s incredibly revealing.

1. In the forty five minutes my first tweet to his last, an informed, intelligent and prolific writer could not name a single accomplishment in the record of Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State.

2. While my twitter steam is alive with tweets from others agreeing with me, not a single tweet from a reader of #p2 @morning_joe or even #hillary2016 showed up to defend the record of Mrs. Clinton as Secretary of state.

3. The absolute need to change the subject from anything but Hillary’s record suggests her actual record is something that must be avoided at all costs.

There is a moral to the story


And the time to start these attacks and make this case is NOW.


It is vital to immediately begin the narrative of Mrs. Clinton’s failure as Secretary of State before the left & the media begins to build an alternative one. After all hey have the Major news networks, most of Cable Television, Newspapers and celebrates to help them do so.

All we have is the truth, it’s time to start deploying it.

Olimometer 2.52

Thanks to an incredible day yesterday Not only was the Weekly Paycheck made for the first time since May but enough came in to cover the shortfall for the previous five weeks.

Because of this you will not see DaTipJar till next Sunday when we start the whole paycheck process again.  If we make payday the rest of the month all those expenses will be caught up

On the other hand if 100 people are willing to subscribe at either $2 a week or #10 a month the whole weekly paycheck system can be retired except for special trips