Question:  Why was Claire McCaskill practically alone among democrats in tweeting out this yesterday

generating angry responses like this from leftists like this

and this

and this

and this

and this

forcing her to send out responses like this

and this

in the face of angry leftists?


McCaskill knows that unlike Kellogg’s which has to market to an entire nation and thus has to worry if said tweeters might (like me) no longer be buying their products hers is a niche market within the state of Missouri against a party that likely won’t be foolish enough to let Democrats pick their nominee.

She was one of the few swing state senators to survive her vote for Obamacare she’s going to do her best to survive once again and she does this by playing the long game:

According to the US census Missouri has a black population of 11.7%. It has a hispanic population of 3.4% Additionally while Democrats have been winning the Governor’s mansion since Missouri have held the governor’s mansion since 2009 both the House and Senate in the state have gone Republican since 2003.

In other words Missouri has been trending red and while the media has been giving a lot of latitude to protesters in Ferguson, riots by left leaning mobs and attacks on police are not likely to cause the state to turn any bluer anytime soon.

So seeing the lay of the land and understanding that the next senate election she is facing is in a midterms she had to quickly establish her independence from the two most unpopular Democrats in the nation, Harry Reid and Barack Obama.

You might say: But DaTechGuy Barack Obama was very popular? My answer. Clever Claire McCaskill knows fake news when she sees it.

So she will rejoice in stories like this and posts like thisand highlight them to distance herself from the violent protests because regardless of the face she presents to the twitter world the radicals in her state who turned a thug like Michael Brown into a gentle giant know that the reality is she has their back.

Lucky for us most Democrats aren’t as smart as her.

Closing thought, If I was running the RNC or a conservative pac I’d encourage donors to quietly start financing a radical leftists, possibly a black nationalist to primary her and point to this event as a reason to do so. However I suspect with a Romney now calling the shots that thought will never come to mind.


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Question: Who is angriest when people are forgiven their sins and to whose advantage is it to convince humans that their sins are so horrible that God will never forgive them?

That this has to be explained to people who profess any form of Christianity suggests that the Catholic Church is not the only group of Christians that have been poorly catechized.

Update:  Apparently the whole idea that Christianity might accept a person who had sinned and forgive them really is confusing to the press:

Jesus Christ: Again you have heard that it was said to your ancestors, ‘Do not take a false oath, but make good to the Lord all that you vow.’ But I say to you, do not swear at all; 23 not by heaven, for it is God’s throne; nor by the earth, for it is his footstool; nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. Do not swear by your head, for you cannot make a single hair white or black. Let your ‘Yes’ mean ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No’ mean ‘No.’ Anything more is from the evil one.

Matthew 5:33-37

John Adams:For I have crossed the Rubicon
Let the bridge be burned behind me
Come what may, come what may
Commitment!

Song: Is anybody there?  1776 (1972)

Q: What does this Ted Cruz senate floor speech and the two planned parenthood videos have in common?

Sit down and listen to this Senate Floor Speech. If you have to put it on while you do other things but make sure you hear it because it’s something that every single conservative needs to hear.

Let that sink and if you want the chaser listen to this segment on the Rush Limbaugh show where Rush made a rare exception and interviewed Cruz over this speech

Normally it’s considered a gaffe when a pol tells the truth, not when Senator Cruz does.

Senator Cruz is making it VERY hard to keep the promise I made to myself not to endorse a candidate until after the first debate.

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Q:  How do we know that Michael Bloomberg is not considered a “Republican” by the media?

Imagine if any conservative suggested this:

Bloomberg Suggests Banning Young Minority Males from Gun Ownership

Speaking to the Aspen Institute on February 6, Michael Bloomberg said cities should ban young minority males from owning guns, both as an effort to reduce crime and to keep those minority males “alive.”

According to The Aspen Times, Bloomberg addressed a variety of topics, and after commenting on poverty and education, he discussed guns. The Times reported that he said, “Cities need to get guns out of [the] … hands” of persons who are “male, minority, and between the ages of 15 and 25.”

via powerline who notes 

As many southern blacks from the civil rights era will tell you, it was their ownership of guns that kept the violence against blacks (from Democrats, let us remember—Bull Connor was a member of the Democratic National Committee) from being even worse than it was.  Sure we have gang-bangers today who take a fearsome toll.  But how many law abiding minorities in bad neighborhoods want to place their safety in the hands of the response times of Mayor DeBlasio’s NYPD right now?

Picture if Ted Cruz, Mitt Romney or Bill O’Reilly said something like this, would there be any other story in the media anywhere?

Mike Bloomberg is not a Mitt Romney, O’Reilly or Ted Cruz (the latter as a 2nd amendment friend would never even think this) He is an ally of the left and a potential source of hundreds of millions of dollars for their causes and themselves and no amount of statements that would make any contender for the white house an “unperson” will cause the left to throw away a potential gravy train.

Chancellor Goth: Who knows what was in the President’s mind? But it is the custom, as you know, for an incoming president to pardon political prisoners. Is he to set free the murderer of his predecessor, or break with custom? Either course would be difficult. I intend to avoid the dilemma by seeing this affair through before he takes office.
Cardinal Borusa: Chancellor, all presidents are faced with difficult decisions. It is by their decisions that they are judged.

Doctor Who the Deadly Assassin 1976

The question is not mine, but reporter Ron Fournier’s:

In fact Ron it’s beyond simply protecting a democrat, let’s say it bluntly.

Because Barack Obama is the first black president.

What that means is that he can NOT be allowed to be portrayed as a failure no matter what happens in Iraq, no matter what happens in Syria, no matter what happens in the economy and no matter how many people have given up on finding work.

Most of those things are self-evident and the media can choose to not discuss it or spin it but that can’t really be hidden from the people.

But the media understands what the developments in the IRS scandal means, and they can’t investigate, because if they do then the results of their investigations might reveal what many on the right suspect, that Barack Obama & his administration is involved in this up to his ears.

But it is not the illusion of Barack Obama as an honest & capable President that worries them the most, it is their own illusion that they want to preserve.  The illusion of their own self-righteousness.

If these journalists discover that the first black president of the United States is a cheap crook in the tradition of Nixon then a choice has to be made. Do they report that information,  or do they withhold it?

That decision will define if they are the people they claim to be or not.

Ron your fellow journalists can not and will not seek the truth in the IRS scandal. Not because of what it will reveal to the world about the Obama administration, but what it will reveal to themselves about themselves.

That’s the revelation they simply can’t bear.

Update:  Added the Dr. Who quote

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Q: How do you cover a distance that takes 1 hour and one minute in 45 minutes flat?

we need speed

The Doctor Who 50th (or 8th) Anniversary special is under 5 days away and the math just doesn’t work.

Even if I shift my ads to the end of the show and it ends at 1:54 PM EST instead of about 1:58 PM a drive of one hour and one minute means I will not make it to the house in time to catch the start of the broadcast at 2:50 PM.

The obvious solution would be to use a canned show or a canned interview, after all will the listeners really know the difference if we aren’t live?

Yeah they know I’m a Doctor Who fan, Yeah it’s once every 50 years …

…but I make my living off of the listeners and the readers, every week I go to them asking them to kick in that $20 or mare to make sure that the mortgage and the pay for my Magnificent Seven.   It’s not the same as if we didn’t have an engineer available or if there was a family emergency.  What does that say about how much I value those people who support the show and me that I’m going to stiff them out of a live broadcast for (and I might be ejected from the ranks of Dr. Who fandom for saying this) a Television Show?

It’s just not honorable.

So that leaves the problem how do I cover a distance that requires one hour and one minute in 49 minutes flat.

Well there is one solution that is almost guaranteed to work:

Robert Stacy McCain.

I have been on the road with Stacy on a pair of occasions. We have covered distances long and short, I have seen him behind the wheel of a car and can say this categorically: The shortest distance between two points isn’t a straight line, it’s Stacy McCain behind a steering wheel.

The TARDIS might get you to your destination five minutes before you leave but put Robert Stacy McCain in the driver’s seat and you’ve got a pretty close 2nd.

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1. Get Stacy to DC in time for the Amtrak 3:55 AM on Friday Morning
2. Pick up him in Westwood MA at 11 AM
3. Drive him to the house to crash after lunch at the Nashoba Club Restaurant or maybe Mighty Subs.
4. Take him with me the next morning to the studio in Needham
5. Do the show
6. Get in the passenger seat and say a Rosary while he drives us home.
7. Sit back and relax with the family watching the Dr. Who 50th Anniversary special with time to spare.

Yeah the Round trip Train ticket cost about $250 and given the likely speeds we will reach with Stacy behind the wheel I probably should add a trip to church for confession and absolution as step 3a just in case but the plan WILL WORK!

Piece of cake.

Q: How do you know the fallout from Obamacare is an absolute disaster?

I still get a lot of readers asking why I watch Morning Joe almost religiously in the AM?

There are many reasons, The show is fun, Mike Barnicle is from my home town (Fitchburg MA), Joe Scarborough & Mika Brzezinski have incredible chemistry, I’ve met & interviewed Joe, Mika, Barnicle and Willie Geist and genuinely like them all and particularly like how they treat their fans. It’s one of the few MSNBC shows that will give a conservative perspective.

But the most important thing is this: As the first morning political show of the day if you want to find out what is the message of the day from the White House/left is this is the place to be.

Today however the lede from Morning Joe was this story.

President Obama repeatedly assured Americans that after the Affordable Care Act became law, people who liked their health insurance would be able to keep it. But millions of Americans are getting or are about to get cancellation letters for their health insurance under Obamacare, say experts, and the Obama administration has known that for at least three years.

That’s from Lisa Myers of NBC and led the 6 AM segment that is repeated at 8.

When a story it’s so bad that you can’t dodge it and have to lead with it in the hopes of answering it fast and being done with you know you have trouble.

Update: They led the 7 AM hour with this too and did their best to spin it but the real gem was Joe Scarborough cracking up over how much people love us when they tried to throw the NSA stuff on George Bush. When I have the video I’ll put it up.

Update 2: Linked by Stacy who says:

So all those promises — that rates would go down and that people could keep their existing plans — were deliberate lies. And all the conservatives who tried to warn that ObamaCare was doomed to failure were correct. But the liars were all Democrats, and the people who told the truth were all Republicans, so there will be no apologies and no repentance. Instead, they’ll just come up with new lies.

He has been doing some first rate culture war blogging lately.

Here is that video I promised key quote

You’ve got a drone dropping phone tapping president

Watch it to the end.

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Q: What is the best way to deal with the MSM’s reports on this or any Pope.

I’m going to have a longer post on Sunday but a quick comment.

I was driving with DaWife South through Scarborough Maine when I heard an ABC News report about the comments of the Pope supposedly condemning the church obsessing on Abortion or Gay Marriage. I normally don’t react aloud to that kind of stuff but I surprised DaWife by bluntly saying aloud “They’re liars.”

It would not be until yesterday that I actually read the article in question and confirmed this but as their record with both Francis & Benedict has been one of malfeasance and mendacity worthy of the Kimberlin Crowd the best advice I can give to any Catholic is to do the following if they ever hear of any such thing.

1. Say Aloud the media is lying.

2. Find the original source they are misquoting if not possible turn on EWTN radio or TV until further notice.

and if at all in doubt remember the church serves the Prince of Peace while our worldly press serves a different prince.

Remember that and you’ll be fine.

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