Looking at the Morning Joe crew without Joe talking about Rand Paul with nothing remotely resembling a counter balance today is very instructive.

This crowd is practically giddy going over the Rand Paul stuff and the Wall street bill. There is not even a pretense of pretending to show the other side of the argument.

When they had on democratic chairman Tim Kaine talking about the subject they were like a bunch of guys at a bachelor party drooling around a pole dancer.

It was enough to get me to change the channel today.

Update: It was apparently so bad that they had to call up Joe Scarborough to provide balance. Joe designs it cleared up but rightly states that he (Paul) did this to himself. It is rather amazing the rest of the panel is questioning Joe in the same way that they would with a “guest”. They are really pressing him.

That explains both of these posts from this week. The topic however is not China but Rev Wright

Wright’s radioactive because he’s vocalized what most liberals really think, but are too afraid to say out loud.

“If you start from the idea they are all Marxists, it makes perfect sense”

Update: hotair notices

apparently didn’t take my advice about hands and knees and kitchen floors on Mother’s Day:

Momlogic has exclusively learned that 31,427 women signed up for AshleyMadison.com yesterday — which is over ten times the average number of women who typically sign up on any given Monday.

That’s the dating (cheating) site for married people.

Guys a piece of advice, do without one beer a week and buy some flowers. Do it regularly. Just one beer guys, that’s all it takes.

And next year hands, knees and kitchen floor.

Update: Mentioned this to the wife this morning her mouth said: “I don’t approve of cheating.” Her face said: “Serves then right.”

When the right loses a ten commandment ruling the monument gets moved or put on private land. When the left loses a ruling on the placement of a cross, they tear it down.

The 76-year-old Mojave Cross war memorial in San Bernardino County’s High Desert has been torn down by vandals, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the religious symbol could remain — at least temporarily — on public land.

Sometime Sunday night, the cross was taken down from its perch atop Sunrise Rock in the Mojave National Preserve, according to Liberty Institute, a group that represented veterans groups and caretakers of the cross in the recent Supreme Court Case.

“This is an outrage, akin to desecrating people’s graves,” said institute president Kelly Shackelford. “It’s a disgraceful attack on the selfless sacrifice of our veterans. We will not rest until this memorial is re-installed.”

You know if unbelievers didn’t actually believe that God existed a cross would just be two sticks on over the other and it wouldn’t bother them. The fact that it drives them into such a rage suggests the line from Screwtape about people who’ve walked away from God being bothered by any reminder of him.

In fairness there is always the chance that someone else might have nicked the cross. If it turns out I’m wrong I’ll certainly highlight it prominently.

…and asked him for his reaction on the Phoenix Suns business today.

He informed me he thought this was an extremely short sighted and foolish move by both the Suns and the NBA that would likely backfire. He believes that most of the people complaining haven’t actually read the law and are working off of what the media has said.

I brought up the example of the Suns checking tickets or letting people in without enforcing their own admission rules he said that gets to the point of the issue.

I’m grateful for the Minuteman project for getting back to me. I’m still waiting to hear back from the Suns concerning my interview requests via both phone and e-mail.

I ask again, will the Suns decide to check for tickets of people trying to get in? Will they decide to check the tickets of people sitting in seats to see if they are in the right seats? What will they use to determine if they check. Will they profile the people in the stadium?

The Phoenix Suns Basketball Communications (Media) line is (602) 379-7920. If they don’t get back to me perhaps you might ask them the same question?

I wonder if it’s a requirement of Taxi Drivers in Washington DC that they all have to be wise and Godfearing:

Our taxi driver spoke in a thick Indian (from India) accent, “Where have you been?”

I responded, “The Tea Party!”

He didn’t say anything pro or con, so my curiosity asked him, “What do you think of Obama?”

He began gushing his disdain for the policies of the current administration. We spoke about the surge of government control, the irresponsible spending, the rising taxes which will cripple small business, destroy the middle class, and collapse our already weak economy, the lies, elitism, disappearing Freedom…and the hope of the November election. We got to the hotel and began disembarking the taxi. I fumbled for my money.

Standing in the middle of the dark street, a street lamp lighting his face, the Indian taxi driver said, “It reminds me of the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego…”

It goes without saying that you should read the whole thing the nice lady wrote. It will remind you of this.

…luckily for you that can’t be said about Robert Stacy McCain

Such are the daily clashes that define the intense battle for Pennsylvania’s 12th District — now less than three weeks from an election that could put a Republican in the seat held for more than a three decades by Murtha, the 19-term Democrat who rose to become chairman of the powerful House Appropriations Committee before his Feb. 8 death. The potential parallels to Sen. Scott Brown’s January special-election upset — replacing the departed Ted Kennedy in heavily Democratic Massachusetts — are obvious enough. But to quote another famous Massachusetts Democrat, all politics is local and Murtha was the master of a peculiarly local brand of Pennsylvania politics.

As someone who saw Robert Stacy cover Scott Brown let me tell you, if he tell you he see parallels then they are there.

If you want the lowdown on Tim Burns. You know where to go.

…because on those days Morning Joe doesn’t even pretend to have balance. Sam Stein of the Huff-po, Andrea Mitchel, Norah O’Donnell, Willie & Savannah.

Now Joe & Mika deserve a night off, particularly when they are at a late night event. When Joe was tweeting about the party at 11 (presuming he does his own tweets) I was thinking “When does the man sleep?” So you’ve got to give them a day. I don’t have an issue with that but you can’t put at least one conservative on the panel?

A few points:

ITEM: Yesterday from the president’s speech the line that is going to resonate is the “at a certain point you’ve enough money” bit. MSNBC doesn’t think that line was worth a quote, nor was the sight of riot police called on elderly Tea Party people at the event. (The video is very funny). Not even worth a comment. Instead they play over and over again “I don’t want wall street writing the bill.” Nothing like hard reporting and that adversarial relationship between the press and those in power.

ITEM: Today they covered the Gordon Brown stuff and Andrea Mitchell give the old “some people would call that bigoted” line. If you have paid any attention to the media over they years you will not that when someone in the media says: “some people” they mean “I think but don’t want to say it”. The clip of her reaction at first not believing he would say it was priceless. Note that nobody objected to actually considering the woman a bigot, just that Mr. Brown has been caught saying it.

ITEM: It is usual when you can segue from one similar story to another to link them. Yesterday in NY you have an State Senator calling Republicans White Supremacists publicly. That might have been an interesting tie in. Nope nothing to see here.

Joe and Mika where are you?

They bring in Pat for the Israel segment and final hour will they redeem themselves? It will be fun to find out. I’ll live blog it.

8:15 a.m. Nothing much to see in the Greg interview, played fairly straight.

8:22 a.m. Kelly O’Donnell joins the table replacing Andrea, boy that is going to add balance.

8:39 a.m. Luke Russert is on the set, I wonder where that will send the scale.

Update: Shana says Joe does his own tweeting. That’s rather cool

…its all about the evil republicans.

Nothing about the vandalism of the left, nothing about the clashes against the police.

He is talking about irresponsible attacks and Nazi symbolism but doesn’t mention the swastika put up on by the opponents of the bill.

It’s all evil republicans. How about someone who actually supports the bill and a real debate?

If this is not the result of the Washington beltway mentality then I don’t know what is.

Willie Giest is suggesting it will bond the Hispanics to democrats for generations. This is what is known as a “Wet Dream”. (pardon the vulgarity but that’s the way it is).