Caught the tail end of the debate. Ridley inability to talk about the present seems right out of Journolist.

6:52: Nice move by the tigers.

6:58 a.m. Pete had the same interest in the NCAA that I do.

7:04 a.m. Kings for Ridley and 24 for Pat, Barnicle is right about Ian McShane.

7:05 a.m. Pat’s giving spoilers and I’ve never watched Entourage.

7:07 a.m. Unified response? What the confederates aren’t going to support the Union Navy to stop them? This is a US matter.

7:09 a.m. Andrea is shocked SHOCKED that they had no weapons. I thought the news media said that guns were evil.

7:11 a.m. How DARE that crew fight back! Do these guys actually know what they sound like? Condemning fighting back?

7:15 a.m. Barney Frank thin skinned? This is news? This is what Frank has done for decades, it just has never been covered before.

7:27 a.m. Buchannan sets Joe right on how much help the Hispanic community was to John McCain.

7:37 a.m. Good point by Hass, if it has to be done we are more capable of hitting Iran and we are going to be blamed if Israel hits them or not so we might as well be the guys who do it.

7:39 a.m. Was Dean this willing to go after the Mullahs when President Bush was in power? He is right that the Obama administration should use the “change” in the US in the PR arena on going after them.

7:53 a.m. Time says we can’t win, what a joy to have an optimistic group in charge.

7:57 a.m. Pat points out that this strategy is one that lets the bad guys win. Time’s guy mixes up Obama and Osama

8:14 a.m. Suddenly it is YOUR CIA and YOUR Military etc etc etc… I was always under the impression that as Americans it was always our military and our CIA.

8:47 a.m. Willie lumps Lincoln in with Jesus, Lincoln wouldn’t have liked that, remember what he said to slaves when he arrived in Richmond who bowed to him. “This is not right you must bow to God only.”

8:53 a.m. Pat brings up the trial of the assassins asking if they were all guilty. Couldn’t you just have called that.

I’ve already stated that while I disagree with the whole “Gay marriage” argument that Vt. acceptance of it by the normal legislative procedure is just as acceptable as any other law I disagree with that is passed. The people have spoken and unless they speak differently that’s the law. That is how a republic works.

Maggie Gallagher a staunch defender of actual marriage finds one silver lining in the Green Mountain State:

the Vermont same-sex marriage bill was a breakthrough in another way that has received zero attention in the press: For the very first time, a legislature has formally acknowledged that gay marriage poses a serious threat to the religious liberties of Vermonters who disagree with the government’s new definition of marriage; and the gay marriage movement has permitted — if not exactly trumpeted — that legislature’s enactment of some imperfect, yet substantive, religious-liberty protections, rather than the “fake religious liberty protections” generally offered to deflect voters’ attention from the real issues at stake.

Unlike the magically discovered “right” that courts have pushed, freedom of religion is explicitly listed in the bill of rights, right in the very first amendment. It is very wise that Vt. make it a point to respect this.

Ann Althouse cuts to the chase on how being a judge is supposed to work:

Scalia is resisting telling us about his personal views because they are irrelevant to the work of a judge, and he’s modeling upstanding judicial behavior, saying what the law is and nothing more.

The second quote is even better than the first:

You may think it’s cruel of Scalia to deprive us of soothing words, but don’t be tricked about why he writes like that. Scalia is adhering to the most basic legal proposition that judges must decide cases according to the law and leave the rest to the processes of democracy

In a democracy it is the people representatives who are supposed to make the law. Ann gets it. I think a debate on the subject between her and Darren Hutchinson would fill a hall and expand the mind.

Just woke up, was up till 4 cleaning customer systems. Still connected to one so missed Morning Joe except for the last few minutes where here is some running gag about Andrew being threatened by the FDIC and a Gene Robinson Column going after Michael Steele who is still the butt of jokes.

Quick comment on Steele I just woke up and I don’t know what he said that generated Robinson’s column or even what it says but if past performance if indication of future results nothing would surprise me. We can safely say that we have apparently reached the post racial era at least for republicans since we can ridicule them without worrying about race. Then again that has been true since on the republican side since Clarance Thomas.

8:21 a.m. Who would have known Chris Dodd was in trouble? If the MSN did it’s job it would have been known months before the election as blogs like Instapundit reported on it over and over but the MSN ignored it.

8:25 a.m. Apparently Tarp2 happens without a vote? Joe is Shocked SHOCKED that democrats are doing it.

8:29 a.m. Joe complains he has Obama has no private sector stuff Sen Cronin points out president Obama won.

8:31 a.m. “If you are going to operate on a brain I hope you operated on a brain before.” There is a great line from Drums Along the Mohawk concerning that. I’ll see if I can find the clip. (no sign of it but it goes like this. The General needs his leg cut off and he is being laid down to have it done and he talks to the young doctor:

“Doctor have you ever taken a man’s leg?” “No General” “Well don’t be embarrassed. A man’s got to start somewhere.”)

8:38 a.m. Soros trying to influence the markets? Say it isn’t so!

All over the net this weekend the Markos “Screw Them”™ Moulitsas line trying to link conservative opinion to a murder of police in Pittsburgh and the left’s sudden conclusion that killing police is not cause for celebration. (See Oakland March, Bill Ayers, Muma et/al) has either defended if you work for media matters or condemned if you are on the right.

Am I outraged? No. Why should I be? Why is this any different than what we have seen on the left on subjects such as Israel? How is it different that supporting our troops when they shoot their officers? It’s only been a little over a decade since Limbaugh was blamed for OHC, In the 80’s and even now they concluded Apartheid was all Reagan’s fault and it was the west that was evil not communism. (for the Nation it still is)

These are the leaders that the left has sought, this is what the left is. If you support the Daily Kos et/al this is what you support, you’ve known this for half a decade. I don’t expect better, this is your baseline, my anger is not going to change it and since believers who actually believe are expelled as raciest/bigots/homophobe etc there isn’t a fixed moral code to embarrass or shame you.

And if you claim that this is not what you believe or not what the left believes, where is your outrage? I confess I don’t have an exciting life but i have enough that I’m not going to waste it waiting for it to come.

Update: Hi Again Redstate readers welcome to a blog from Massachusetts soon to be former land of the all the news fit to ignore Globe. Take a peek. You can find leftists that are honorable, one of the greatest films ever, a comedian who will actually joke about the administration and an application of the Cohen rule of bigotry.

Update 2: The daily beast wants the hits too.

Update 3: It’s not quite Princess Di/Mother Theresa but the timing is magnificent:

The Supreme Court said Monday it will not take up Abu-Jamal’s claims that prosecutors improperly excluded blacks from the jury that convicted him of murdering Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner. …

What fortunate timing for the Kos crowd to solidify their opposition to cop killers. Markos? Oliver? Bueller?

Update 4: Bueller speaks in answer to this Don Surber post. Bueller notes he can write about what he wants, Don to his credit adds his update. I think Don missed the point. It’s not a question of outrage, this is what Bueller is now paid to do by the Soros’ of the world. He’s just earning his keep.

As for the Oakland killings not only is there no pay in going after the leftists who marched in favor of the killer, he is simply following the advice of a conservative republican president who said:

I’ve never had to explain something I didn’t say

Pretty good advice after all the MSM has made not reporting on things they don’t want to cover their bread and butter, or these days their bread and water.