Inge traveled all the way from Holland (although she is German by birth) to be at the CNMC conference

For the life of me I couldn’t make out the name of Inge’s blog when she said it. But her twitter page is here. And I managed to find her blog The World According to Taquoriaan and her travel blog here.

Hey her first name sounds like my last name maybe we are distantly related?

Update: She has a podcast that appears to be in German here.

…at David Horowitz News Real Blog about the sudden invisibility of Shirley Sherrod and that’s this.

From what I’ve seen of Andrew Breitbart he is a great poker player, but looking closer and closer at the Sherrod case he might just be a chess player too.

You will recall he was very careful about the release of the ACORN tapes spacing them out and getting the media to fall into trap after trap until ACORN was a broken organization.

Also recall that Breitbart is a totally intergrated web person who worked regularly with Matt Drudge before venturing out on his own. He knows the web well, and that he had the initial video stuff months before he used it.

Is it reasonable to think that he would not have googled this woman? In just a few weeks enough info has come out about her that she has become radioactive. Can one assume that before his initial (and still ignored) column Brietbart or his assistants would have done the same research that others have done and been aware of the trap that the media was being setup for?

Breitbart Nailed the NAACP and the White house, but people forget, they are not his primary targets overall (although he does say in this case the NAACP was). The media is and always has been the wall that he has been chipping away at.

To what degree was this a media trap and with the deification and disappearance of Shirley Sherrod from that national conscience did he manage to make his media case after all?

What do you think?

My latest article at Conservatives in Massachusetts should be grateful not embarrassed by the Tea Party deals with all the tea party has done in the state:

On the night of January 19th flush with victory I asked Former Governor and presidential hopeful Mitt Romney if he and the party would make sure Scott Brown’s victory was a successful revolution (Berlin 1991) as opposed to a short lived failed rebellion (Hungary 1958). The wannabe standard bearer of the GOP answered with vague generalities. Contrast that to Sarah Palin’s direct “cojones” line.

Lucky for the GOP the tea party and its supporters answered for him. People who profess conservatism should be grateful.

You can find a catalog of all Examiner article here.

…only too familiar:

Our savings kept us afloat for a year. When it was gone, I borrowed the equity out of my life insurance. That’s gone too. We were hoping to ride out this recession, to survive until it was over. However, it is the longest lasting and deepest recession I have ever seen. And I remember when Eisenhower was president, to give you some perspective. (Okay, okay, I actually remember when Truman was president, but I was VERY young. Practically a fetus, mind you.)

It’s just a matter of weeks before I lose my home. I never, ever thought I’d be in such a predicament. This happened to other people, sure, but not to me. I am a college graduate and a CPA. Accountants were supposed to be immune from unemployment. Not any more. The fact that I am well past 50 doesn’t help. Seniors and new grads are the hardest hit.

As someone who is in a similar boat but nowhere near as far down river as he is I very much sympathize. I join with Robert Stacy in urging you to try and spot him a fiver or two. Maybe we get one payment or two taken care of, maybe not, but sometimes just a little bit of time can make all the difference.

Yeah I’m upset about the Arizona ruling, the Massachusetts electoral college law and the Keeton case but there is joy in DaTechGuy ville today:

For Rich has started his newest Doctor Who saga Outrage today staring the 6th Doctor and Mel!

So get yourself over there and start enjoying yet another exciting and well drawn Doctor Who serial.

Oh and if you missed his just completed 3rd Doctor Adventure, The Stalker of Norfolk it is now available free as a PDF download.

See life is good

It looks like Digger’s Realm and Kimberly Dvorak are bucking for the title NYT of the blogosphere from what we are seeing at Confederate Yankee :

I noted she can’t provide any evidence to support her story, and was not likely develop evidence to support it. I told her that at this point, she should issue a retraction, mentioning that her LE sources have made claims, but that they are contradicted by multiple agencies and Laredo media, both print and television.

Her response was even more telling.

I have not got anyone to tell me via phone or email – ‘It did not happen, name and title.’ They tell me they can neither confirm or deny. My LE was there. I’m not asking you to believe me or tell me I’m lying. It was a FYI story and I stand by it. Senior DHS brass have said it did not happen, but said that was off the record and no name. Why? So to me there is no proof one way or the other.

In fairness to everyone I posed on the story myself when I saw it with a qualifier or two but my update striking it came within 5 min of the first post.

# 24 July, 2010 @ 19:01 by datechguy
# 24 July, 2010 @ 18:57 by datechguy
# 24 July, 2010 @ 18:56 by datechguy
# 24 July, 2010 @ 18:56 by datechguy

If you have something wrong the best thing to do is to admit it and move on. We are all human and we are going to get some things wrong, particularly if you are an individual without an organization to back you up. I know it’s hard, particularly if you have what appears to be a big scoop and the hits have come in droves, but, it’s bad form, just let it go.

Let’s leave the “you can’t prove it didn’t happen” standard for the MSM.

Update: It looks like I owe both of them an apology