It’s an interesting contrast between events in the NY-23 and in Rome concerning the Anglicans. The first is happening quickly while the other has been happening over decades and centuries. Yet in the end it is the second that will be more important over the next century.

A lot of people on the left are grinning over their pseudo Palin book, but how much must it gall them deep inside to know they could never hope to have book sales of their content without her?

I was talking to a serving Military Friend of mine. He is really disappointed at the direction LGF has taken over the last few months. I suspect among other serving soldiers who follow this stuff that is not an unique thought.

Tangentially I think it is a huge mistake for both Rush (concerning the NFL) and Robert Stacy (concerning Charleston WV Gazette) to not promptly go with legal action, particularly for Robert Stacy who doesn’t have Rush’s millions. I don’t know what the statutes are concerning libel and defamation in terms of timing but I can’t see letting it go much beyond election day without action.

I got a bill from one of the medical providers I deal with, and called to pay it over the phone. In the sequence (for this for that business) there was the message:

“If you can’t speak English and need an interpreter press 4”

That struck me as very funny

I mentioned Beatles Rock Band that my kid got for his birthday. During that night when they were having their Jam my wife was sitting at the PC in the same room. She didn’t react. The moment I was handed the mike to sing she turned on her mp3 player and plugged in her earphones.

She used to turn on the radio whenever I would sing in the car when were dating too.

What would Doctor Who fans do without Rich’s comic blog? I know I say it a lot but it’s true every time I do.

Speaking of Dr. Who my son is a new series fanatic, on a history test he missed where Versailles was. He couldn’t believe he missed it and forgot about “The Girl in the Fireplace“.

And Yes I hit publish before I meant to.

I started this blog 8 days after Hiwired went under. The blog is now 5 weeks away from it’s 1 year anniversary. If you told me I would still be unemployed at this point I wouldn’t have believed you.

The fact that I’m still not working is a source of great embarrassment and shame to me. It has been one of the most depressing things I’ve ever gone through.

The fact that my pal Dave has been out of work almost as long as me is even more surprising.

You know I never much cared for Glenn Beck but I find myself watching it once in a while, I still think he’s too over the top for me but if it wasn’t for the idiots at the White House I wouldn’t watch it at all. I’ll wager that there are thousands like me.

I’ve been coughing for over 3 weeks now. I finished my Z-pack on Sunday and when the cough didn’t go away the family got on my case to call the doc. I did that Tuesday and they said it still takes the full 10 days for the drugs to work. The only reason they use the Z-Pack is because people who seem to feel better by day 7 tend to stop taking the drugs and then get worse. They’d rather deal with people angry that they are still sick on day 8 because they know they will get better, I hope so.

Considering the lack of sales I’ve managed for support you would think I’d feel like a sucker for my 18 month Log-me-in subscription but every time I help a friend and don’t have to spend hours there it pays for itself.

Burger king finally figured out that the customers didn’t like paying $2 for a double cheeseburger that McDonalds charges $1 for. I was wondering how long that would take.

I made a joke concerning a walking stick to a friend of my son, when he told his friend a silly story concerning said walking stick, a meat clever and an elf hat. I started questioning said friend of my son who else they would associate said story with. Every person she listed is a member of my gaming group. That was kinda sad.

What was sadder is she is absolutely right.

The more I see of the new Robin Hood series the more I appreciate the 1950’s Richard Greene series Communist writers not withstanding.

Speaking of Robin Hood, the best adaption is still the 1938 movie. One of the greatest movies ever made.

Olivia de Havilland who played Maid Marion is still alive and still has more class than anyone anyone I can think of in Hollywood.

Speaking of class considering the egg on their faces over Acorn Philly its a wonder that media matters, Bertha Lewis or the MSM can show their faces. Whatever Soros is paying these guys it isn’t enough.

And you can’t control a message when a youtube video is only an e-mail away.

Acorn should thank it’s lucky starts that the Phillies are going to the series.

I’ve been seeing more of the 1-20-2013. I still don’t like them, like the 1-20-09 stickers I think they are whiney.

You know I like Sarah Palin, I am looking forward to supporting her in 2012 or 2016 or 2020, but I do worry about going all obamacult over her. I see it in others and don’t want it for myself.

And her hips are STILL all wrong.

Have you noticed that whenever Liberals decide to fight for something they are encouraged by the media but whenever conservatives fight they are told to moderate?

I remember from Tip O’Neil’s Autobiography his frustration that Jimmy Carter wasn’t big on following up to push his agenda, every time I read that I feel so relieved.

Tip was right though you have to keep pushing things, that’s why I still write about media bias etc, because you would be surprised how quickly people manage to forget things in front of them.

For all the crazy political stuff going on in Massachusetts you still can’t beat the foliage.

And it is home.

It never ceases to amaze me that people still make the same mistakes that infect systems.

And the longer I live the less surprised I am about various outrageous things people do.

The Amazon vine general newsletter is due today, I have two books already on the way from the Vine that I ordered last week therefore I might not be able to order this week when all the stuff goes up. I haven’t decided if that is a good or a bad thing.

I suspect the Palin book won’t be there.

Once I get a job I wonder how much less I will be blogging?

And will anyone care?

Still no idea why I can’t get trackbacks from Hotair or Michelle.

But on the plus side I’ve been much more regular on my Rosary.

Considering my situation I’ve been very lazy on my prayers, I should really know better.

And on that note back to real life.

You don’t get much bigger than this:

The votes of every member of Congress affect every American, so it’s important for all of us to pay attention to this important Congressional campaign in upstate New York. I am very pleased to announce my support for Doug Hoffman in his fight to be the next Representative from New York’s 23rd Congressional district. It’s my honor to endorse Doug and to do what I can to help him win, including having my political action committee, SarahPAC, donate to his campaign the maximum contribution allowed by law.

Via The Other McCain more from the endorsement:

The federal government borrows, spends, and prints too much money, while our national debt hits a record high. Government is growing while the private sector is shrinking, and unemployment is on the rise. Doug Hoffman is committed to ending the reckless spending in Washington, D.C. and the massive increase in the size and scope of the federal government. He is also fully committed to supporting our men and women in uniform as they seek to honorably complete their missions overseas.

And best of all, Doug Hoffman has not been anointed by any political machine.

Doug Hoffman stands for the principles that all Republicans should share: smaller government, lower taxes, strong national defense, and a commitment to individual liberty.

Political parties must stand for something. When Republicans were in the wilderness in the late 1970s, Ronald Reagan knew that the doctrine of “blurring the lines” between parties was not an appropriate way to win elections. Unfortunately, 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. This is why Doug Hoffman is running on the Conservative Party’s ticket.

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.

Hot Air comments:

One note of warning: Although its congressional seat has traditionally been solid Republican, NY-23 did break for Obama last year. There is a Democratic presence there, which means there’s a risk that conservatives won’t be the only party base galvanized by her entrance into the campaign. For better or worse, some of her clout’s on the line here too, especially now that The One’s thrown in for the Democrat. Good luck, Palinistas.

The confirms the report earlier today. She has crossed the Rubicon now this does several things.

Media coverage of the race will increase.

The other 2012 contenders will have to take a stand.

The NRCC now has to make a choice to fight her or support her.

The left will pour everything they can in this race in the hopes of defeating “her”.

If Hoffman wins it will be a Palin win, if he loses then they will paint her as a “loser”.

If you want to lead you have to be willing to get up front, she is!

I wish I was in Robert Stacy’s shoes right now!

Update: How much do you want to bet that Glenn Beck is kicking himself for not having Hoffman on today as scheduled?

Update 2: Can someone explain to me why Robert Stacy’s post isn’t the lead one on Memorandum since he beat the standard by at least 20 min? I should have checked the time stamps rather than the 10 min ago on memorandum my bad!

Update 3: A John Adams moment:

Update 4: Why does the Dump Dede site have this news with a question mark?

The only person more depressed tonight than Dede Scozzafva has to be Newt Gingrich.

Update 5: I guess this beats my breaking news about conference in Egypt doesn’t it?

Update 6: Anyone what to make book that tomorrow on Morning Joe the panel will go on and on how this hurts the republican party and will emasculate Palin if Hoffman loses?

News keeps breaking from the NY 23. This time it from TCOT report as recorded by Michael Patrick Leahy:

We acted very tone deaf in how we selected this nominee.”

Joseph also took a shot at Clinton County Chairman and Assemblywoman Janet Duprey, who threw the nomination to Scozzafava despite the fact that the majority of the Clinton County committee members who attended a candidate forum voted for the ideologically conservative Paul Maroun, and not for the ideologically liberal Scozzafava.

“I would be as much offended if I was a resident or committee person of that county. This process, that started in an honorable fashion has turned into a tainted runaway election.”

Joseph conceded that because of this, Scozzafava is almost certain to lose the election.

It’s looking a lot like some local GOP people decided to flex the muscles because they could. The damage this is going to do to the party nationally can’t be overestimated, but then again this might be a feature rather than a bug to these guys who are more interested in their own fiefdoms.

Meanwhile Robert Stacy takes a few minutes away from the desperate fight to contain the Flemish Menace to attempt to get the funds to head a bit closer to my neck of the woods.

Right now, I’m on deadline for a Wednesday column about the NY-23 special election. Dick Armey’s going to be campaigning for Hoffman on Thursday. So I plan to leave either late Wednesday or early Thursday to cover it in person. Your continued generosity to the Shoe Leather Fund is necessary to this effort.

Meanwhile he writes the following for the spectator:

However, Hoffman is battling against major party candidates, with the national GOP spending hundreds of thousands of dollars for Scozzafava — angering conservatives like Michelle Malkin — while the Democratic Party pours cash into the campaign coffers of its candidate, Bill Owens.

With high-profile supporters including Fred Thompson, Dick Armey, Bill Kristol and the Club for Growth, the Hoffman campaign has become what John Gizzi of Human Events calls a “national conservative crusade.”

Conservatives have had their eye on the Hoffman campaign for weeks, but now major national media are finally taking notice. “The race the nation should be watching is a special election in upstate New York,” Newsweek magazine’s David Graham wrote yesterday, saying the outcome would show “whether Democrats can hold on to voters who went for Obama in 2008.”

This is actually going to show nothing of the sort as the Democrat candidate is unlikely to break the mid 40’s if he is lucky but it will certainly be a referendum of the NRCC and on Newt who appears to think that the majority of the sales of his new book (my review here) are going to come from NRCC mass purchases than from conservative history buffs or he just wants to keep his viability for income as a party pundit (that’s what many candidacies are actually all about.) hey it’s a living.

Fred Thompson has other sources of income so he is less resistant to picking sides based on conservative beliefs.

The real question is will Rush or Palin risk capital on this race that in the end means very little although it will be used a a propaganda victory for the Obamacult, but if Palin is interested in making trouble for Romney and Paulenty she can come out for Hoffman. That will put them in the uncomfortable position of either joining her (and having them appear as followers) or supporting Dede (and making particularly Paulenty unacceptable to conservatives, Romney is already iffy) or not being willing to stand up for anything.

The party make a bad investment in NY and their stock is crashing. Apparently they’d rather lose their stake then re-invest in Doug Hoffman. What fools.

However it turns out it won’t be boring.

…after all we all remember the incredible presidential race between Rudy Giuliani and Hillary Clinton, although I somehow don’t remember how that ended.

So when I see these poll results at Rasmussen:

Among likely Republican primary voters, Palin now trails former Arkansas governor-turned-Fox-TV-host Mike Huckabee by 20 points – 55% to 35%.

When her opponent is ex-Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, Palin loses by 15 – 52% to 37%.

a mere 3 years before the primaries I tend to not make my decisions or assumptions based on them.

Remind me what were Obama’s numbers 8 months ago?

Update: Allahpundit does a lap victory lap. Save it for 2011.

I’ve mentioned in comments elsewhere as a Massachusetts Republican I never cared much for Mitt Romney. Since I’ve been writing about this today I wanted to highlight this bit from the globe story on the subject:

That day, Hehir and O’Malley met with Romney in his State House office to make their case for an exemption, but Romney said he lacked the authority to do so.

Now if he had issued the exemption first then the other side would have to go to court to revoke it or to challenge his authority instead he left them high and dry. And when the decision was finally made to get out of the adoption business…

Almost immediately after the announcement, Governor Mitt Romney, who was in Tennessee speaking to a Republican group, issued a statement saying he would file legislation to exempt religious organizations that provide adoption services from the state’s antidiscrimination laws.

”I ask the Legislature to work with me on a bill that I will file to ensure that religious institutions are able to participate in the important work of adoption in a way that always respects and never forces them to compromise their firmly held beliefs,” Romney said.

And that was the first and last that we in Massachusetts ever heard of this bill, he never pushed it, he never put a moment of effort on it. In fact I don’t think he ever had it introduced.

And that is Mitt Romney in a nutshell, he says nice things, he looks nice, he’s smart but he doesn’t actually believe in anything enough to fight for it. Think of Bill Clinton with a nicer family and a cleaner personal life. He was better than the alternatives in Massachusetts such as the current governor but not much.

That’s Mitt, better than Obama? Sure, but that’s not much of a standard, I’d vote Mika over Obama.

…running for Kennedy’s empty seat:

It’s an interesting thought. If the thinks President Obama is vulnerable in 2012 then politically he might not bother figuring that he will need to be free to run, if he is thinking 2016 then it is a good move .

I wasn’t enamored the Romney as governor he didn’t seem to stand for anything but he would be in a position to be the THE voice in Washington to combat Obama.

The big problem is Romneycare. It is awful and if he was in the senate the President would try to craft something like it to get his support and we would be frankly screwed.

There is absolutely no question that he would win in Massachusetts particularly after Deval Patrick in on beacon hill. He would beat any Kennedy in the state.

If Obamacare was not the issue of the day I would like the idea, but I think Romney in the senate would assure its passage WITH republican votes.

The 41st seat isn’t worth it.