A: So Bad she can’t convince Kos himself that the weekly standard is unreasonable.
I’ve been checking the channels looking for the Palin endorsement story.
I have not found ANYONE mentioning it.
Zip, Zero Nada!
Fox is talking about debating Al Gore on global warming.
Morning Joe is talking the Health Plan, (and O’Donnell was rather fair on it), the Airplane stuff and Chuck Todd’s shaving.
Imus is talking the plane stuff and the baseball playoffs and a bit of racing.
CNN, is talking swine flu and reports that Joe Wilson’s wife has it
But I haven’t found a word on Palin and NY-23. What does that tell me?
There is a whole hour to go but we will see.
It tells me that either these guys are just not on the ball or that they seek to minimize the effect of the Palin endorsement. My guess is they figure Hoffman may have it and they don’t want to point the finger at Sarah on this.
Democrats don’t want this because they don’t want to promote a potential Palin victory
The NRCC doesn’t want to promote it because it is an embarrassment to them and their candidate.
Thus nobody wants to talk about it. We will have to wait till Rush’s show to see things happen.
If big news happens and everyone ignores it has it happened? The MSM wants to find out.
Update: the Washington Post has it online. If they can push TV coverage to the weekend they might be able to minimize it. From the Fix:
Sarah Palin’s decision to endorse the Conservative party candidate over the Republican nominee in a special House election in upstate New York is the latest example that the former Alaska governor’s allegiance is to her conservative principles rather than the edicts of the party.
“Republicans and conservatives around the country are sending an important message to the Republican establishment in their outstanding grassroots support for Doug Hoffman: no more politics as usual,” wrote Palin on her Facebook page.
She also cited former president Ronald Reagan’s belief that “blurring the lines” was not the way to re-build the Republican party and added: “The Republican Party today has decided to choose a candidate who more than blurs the lines, and there is no real difference between the Democrat and the Republican in this race.”
Will the deluge of coverage come, or will it wait till the democrats and national republicans come up with a counter.
Don’t let anyone fool you, the Flemish menace is the primary cause of all evil in the world including wars, fraud, warts, disease, beheadings, unhealthy breakfast cereals, mass murder, political repression, misogyny, homophobia, and the heartbreak of psoriasis!
A: Because if for any reason the other guy doesn’t show you still have lunch at Linguini’s Italian Eatery in Marlborough, and that is almost always worth the trip.
…that is if he wants one:
Community leaders gathered at the Montachusett Regional Planning office on Friday to talk about the importance of reaching the “hard to count” population living in the area, including low-income residents and illegal immigrants, in the upcoming 2010 census.
Oh we are going to count illegals in the census? The story is titled:
Low-income, illegals must be counted, say local leaders
the mayor’s position?
Wong said she, or a representative from her office, will be part of this year’s Complete Census Count Committee, to provide census workers with relevant information on city demographics, in order to be sure as many people as possible are surveyed.
I think it would be very interesting to see if the mayor directly says that illegal immigrants could be counted rather than deported. Mr. Ford the head of the Minority Coalition in Fitchburg reaction was predictable:
“You’re a human being in that town that affects everybody else’s style of living,” said Ford. “It doesn’t make sense not to count them.”
Yes you do effects peoples style of living, you siphon tax dollars and services from local state and federal government that could be used for oh I don’t know Turning on the street lights. There’s are different words you can use to describe illegal actions to secure tax money from taxpayers. The word I’d use is: “fraud”.
We have a large amount of drug dealers and gangs here in Fitchburg too, they also affect people’s style of living. They provide police hours, a desired service, they spend money in hardware stores for spraypaint, perhaps we shouldn’t arrest them either.
At least one Fitchburg pol sees some trouble with this:
(State Rep)DiNatale said asking illegal immigrants to participate in the census in order to increase federal funding for the population creates a bit of a conflict for him.
Someone needs to ask the mayor directly if she supports counting illegals locally, if she says yes then there is a ready made issue for candidate Michael “Fuzzy” Voisine.
Mayor Wong is considered up and coming in the local democratic party. A few months ago I said the following:
Right now I’m leaning toward the incumbent but it isn’t a clear cut choice for me. The Mayor is a highly educated person who has a lot of theory behind her and is a very hard worker, but Fuzzy has the actual practical experience in real life that is vital on the local level.
If this is the sign of what we’ll be seeing as she rises then I guess my vote is becoming more clear but not in the direction it once was.
Update at 2:32 p.m.: Burns adds that Scozzafava would run in the Republican primary in 2010 if challenged. He declined to say whether or not Scozzafava was open to running as an independent if she lost the primary.
Can’t anybody play this game?
Bill Kristol has it exactly right:
Today, the Wall Street Journal has a story on the race with the headline Tea-Party Activists Complicate Republican Comeback Strategy. The truth is the opposite: The GOP establishment complicates the Republican and conservative comeback strategy.
The party is going to get exactly the result it deserves with this move and the biggest winner will be Obama.
One warning in the 2008 election I was 0 for everything! Even local elections and ballot questions. Lets hope the trend doesn’t continue.
Update: Via Michelle, Doug Hoffman addresses this directly:
On August 18 Scozzafava’s campaign called my signing of the Taxpayer Protection Pledge a “stunt”:
Matthew A. Burns, campaign spokesman for Republican candidate Dierdre K. Scozzafava, said Mr. Hoffman’s pledge was a “stunt,” and did not indicate if his candidate would sign.
On October 1 Scozzafava herself publicly promised not to sign the pledge:
Scozzafava said she won’t sign the pledge because the income tax is just one form of tax, and that more people could be impacted if, for example, you refuse to increase income taxes under any circumstances but raise other taxes or fees instead.
But after two weeks of conservatives and independents abandoning her in droves to support my campaign, she has had a foxhole conversion:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Dede Scozzafava, a Republican running in New York’s 23rd Congressional district, recently signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge sponsored by Americans for Tax Reform (ATR).
I wouldn’t want to interrupt this show of steely principled resolve, but isn’t it slightly problematic to break a promise in the act of making another promise? Is there any lesson here except that Dede Scozzafava will say or sign whatever she thinks is mostly likely to get her elected?
I think the people are a lot smarter than the NRCC gives them credit for. I hope I’m right.
While the Dollar continues to be weak we should strike while the Iron is hot:
Energy: Since a weak dollar increases the price of energy imports we should take the opportunity to drill domestically. The cost of domestic materials do not change based on an exchange rate.
Manufacturing: A weaker US dollar means that US Steel is cheaper as the raw materials for it’s manufacture are available domestically. In addition with states in dire economic straits there have incentive to make deals with holders of foreign capital looking to produce here.
Labor: High unemployment means a larger than normal skilled work force is available and can be had for a lower price than normal. Also those wages are being paid in a depressed currency.
Rents: Housing and rental prices have plummeted, foreign capital can acquire locations for a song, and may even be able to lock in favorable rates for a long term commitment.
Exports All the basic exports from America are now cheaper. American Agribusiness is still very productive and American food products are some of the safest in the world. A smart operator would make long terms deals now while the prices are low and the producers need the business.
Tourism: The US is a big country and provided you steer clear of the gangs of Chicago and the boarder area where the Mexican drug wars are overflowing it is still the safest place to see. The Natural beauty isn’t affected by the dollar’s weakness, Hollywood and Disneyland are still there and if one is into history from Lexington to Little Big Horn and all the Civil war battlefields in between you can find plenty. Almost every foreign community in the world has it’s mirror in the US. (Fitchburg for example has a Finish consulate) so people can find both the familiar and the unfamiliar.
And lets not forget that America is still the most stable country in the world, where hundreds of thousands can protest the government without dirtying the grass.
If we can’t change the circumstances of the dollar a smart administration can that the lemons we have and make lemonade.
Answer: He is pandering to his niche market.
Update: I disagree with Pundit & Pundette this isn’t a new low this is playing to his customer base.
Update 2: Michelle handles it well
Update 4: After all this is mild compared to what they said about Bush.
The quote is disputed, but it has not been proven false.
Tough words concerning an honorary lizardoid.
So now we have to prove that someone never said anything rather than provide a link or a quote. After all we can’t prove that he didn’t sing this in his shower one day. Noted Cherry Picker Tim Blair quotes from Mark Stein but I think this quote from the same link is more significant:
when I began guest-hosting for Rush, I was amazed to discover that George Soros pays a team of stenographers, many of them called Zachary, to work their tippy-tappy fingers to the bone for three hours transcribing everything Rush or his fill-ins say in the hope that their efforts will one day be rewarded and he will deliver the big career-detonating soundbite. Among the afficionados of this service are, as I discovered recently, America’s “newspaper of record,” which faithfully follows the George Soros typing pool and dutifully plasters any potentially damaging bon mot on page one.
And, aside from all that, 20 million people are out there listening.
If this had any truth about it do you think it would only be coming up in the context of buying a NFL franchise? This would have been trumped from the MSM everywhere years ago. This as you might recall is the same argument I made weeks ago concerning his slander of Robert Stacy McCain:
Apparently the importance to expose that racist, neo confederate and White supremacist Evil that is Robert Stacy McCain was so great that Charles waited until Robert Stacy McCain posted 5,071 entries on his blog on his blog before exposing him.
He was so outraged by Glenn Reynolds linking to him that he waited until his 21st instalance (yes that’s 20 instalances more than me, feel free to suggest to Glenn that I deserve another) to denounce him for it. Apparently he wanted to give Glenn every chance to change his mind.
Wasn’t it just yesterday that I was saying this:
Q: What are the three most harmful developments for the liberal agenda in history?
A: The Personal Computer , The Affordable Digital Camera, and the Internet because it makes it impossible to hide stuff
Apparently according to King Charles the Pious (peace be upon him) that same standard is not true when it comes to Rush. It IS possible to hide stuff, the same guy who was able to find the pictures and signs of Fauxphotography declares it unnecessary to even try to verify this stuff. That’s because there is no there there, he can’t even come up with dubious links this time.
Speaking of Cynthia Yockey back in September she said this:
Then I had another thought: isn’t it a remarkable coincidence that CJ began his vendetta against Stacy just after Stacy and Dan Riehl succeeded in shutting down the foremost lying liar Leftie bloggers who were the origins of so many lies about Gov. Sarah Palin? Just as Gov. Palin put herself in a position to fight their libels by stepping down — the grounds for libel are different for private citizens — and just as Dan Riehl and Stacy McCain proved that unflattering amounts of sunshine were going to flood down upon the blogs and lives of the lying liar anti-Palin bloggers — suddenly Stacy McCain is under relentless and groundless attack.
Hmmmmm, I thought to myself. Hmmmmmmm.
So I called Stacy to tell him I was planning to write a post asking whether Charles Johnson is being paid to conduct this campaign by Obama’s post-election minions, Organizing for America, and he told me he didn’t think so.
I said before he reminded me of an aunt of mine who was running of of people to talk to as she dropped people in the six degree style.
However the Global warming stuff is science, stuff that can actually be measured and King Charles the Pious (peace be upon him) claims to a patron of the sciences:
So as the evidence has changed to a degree that the Climate Change correspondent for the BBC actually questioned Global Warming Charles Johnson has managed to be convinced in the other direction.
What is one to think?
I think the fight is over and Robert Stacy has won, Charles has jumped the shark so far that the round by round stuff isn’t worth my time or the prospective hits one might get from it. Johnson’s positions are not supportable and can’t stand scrutiny. They are no longer worthy of serious consideration…
…but they are still worthy or ridicule so in that spirit…
Last month I had a poll concerning Charles motivations with Robert Stacy. So lets start a new poll.
Update: Added link and quote
Update 2: You know was it not even two months ago that King Charles the Pious derided the conservative blogosphere for the standard they used to condemn Van Jones?
When this “news” came out, I spent hours searching the web for any corroboration at all in Jones’ own words that he believes the 9/11 attacks were a conspiracy by the US government.
Apparently the “hours on the web standard” doesn’t apply to Rush Limbaugh honorary lizardoid.
This is going to be a big mess for a lot of people, and none of them are Rush.
Byron York reports:
This morning on MSNBC, presidential adviser David Axelrod was at pains to explain how his boss could possibly deserve this prize. “I think it’s an affirmation by the Nobel committee that the things he’s been working on and talking about around the world are important for humanity.”
Incredibly, “just words” appear to have been good enough to win the Nobel Peace Prize.