Where to watch tonight’s debate (if you want to)

Tonight’s GOP debate in New Hampshire (focus: economy) will start at 8 pm ET. You can watch it on Bloomberg TV (if you have that channel) or online here, here, or here (hat tip to multiple Twitter friends for the info).

I won’t be watching. Just feeling a general state of disgust over how things are playing out with the GOP 2012 field right now.

Feel free to use this thread as an open one to comment on tonight’s debate.

Occupy CLT: Spokesman worried MSM won’t catch occupiers for comment “fully awake”

This quote was too good to resist:

[Monday] morning, according to the occupiers, a radio crew woke sleeping campers at 4 a.m.

“They won’t even let them sleep,” said [spokesman Tom] Shope, who acknowledged that the campers are getting frustrated by being woken, though he understands that the media has every right to be in the same public space the group is occupying. Shope is concerned that the occupiers are being pushed for comments when they are not “fully awake.”

Oh please. From experience, I can testify to the fact that, philosophically speaking, you are never really “fully awake” (nor truly free) until you realize that you are better off when it’s your hands on the wheel controlling your destiny, not the government’s. Until you understand that America is the land of vast opportunity, and should never become the land of the vast government handouts and hand holding (although we’re headed there). That’s coming from a former diehard liberal – me.

Local news station WBTV is reporting that the Occupy Charlotte movement, which is refusing to speak with local media outside of “alternative” meedia outlets, is “losing steam” – although I’m sure the protesters and “occupiers’ would disagree with that. There were between 300-500 at Saturday’s march, but the numbers have dwindled down to less than 100, presumably due to work obligations (to “The MAN!”) and perhaps the loss of interest to some as well as the icky weather we’ve had here today.

Another march is planned for this Saturday. Fortunately, the Charlotte group has not been like the anarchists with the Occupy DC movement, nor have their been any calls to violence, unlike with the Occupy Los Angeles crowd.

As they say, developing …

Gunwalker: subpoenas on the way?

**Posted by Phineas

And probably including one for Eric Holder. Looks like Chairman Issa (R-CA) has decided “no more Mr. Nice Guy:”

CBS News has learned a congressional subpoena directed to Attorney General Eric Holder could go out as early as Tuesday, ordering him to turn over documents to lawmakers about when he was aware of a controversial gun smuggling operation known as Fast and Furious.

CBS News investigative correspondent Sharyl Attkisson reports the the subpoena will come from the House Oversight Committee, led by Republican Darrell Issa. It will ask for communications among senior Justice Department officials related to Fast and Furious and “gunwalking.”


The subpoena will list those officials, says Attkisson – more than a dozen of them – by name.


A source familiar with the Oversight Committee’s plans tells CBS News the subpoena request was prompted by the Justice Department dragging its feet in voluntarily turning over information to investigators, and new documents obtained by CBS News last week which seem to contradict Holder’s account of when he learned of the operation.

The subpoenas will come in the wake of a stunning letter from Attorney General Holder castigating the majority members of Issa’s House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and Rep. Issa’s equally firm shove-back.

This move represents a crossing of the Rubicon as far as the investigation into Operation Fast and Furious goes; congressional subpoenas are not to be dismissed lightly. Will the administration fight them? As Ed at Hot Air figures it, Obama would be smart to warm up that bus and throw Holder under it, pronto; the last thing he needs is a major scandal in the limelight during his reelection bid. But, Obama has rarely shown smarts in anything to do with public image or relations with Congress since becoming president. Quite the contrary, as administration officials have literally screamed at reporters who dared to cover Gunwalker honestly.

Frankly, I expect Obama and Holder to fight this well past the point of diminishing returns.

Time to stock up on popcorn.

RELATED: Earlier Gunwalker posts.

UPDATE: Oh, my. Now the DEA is implicated, too. Per Chairman Issa:

It was a joint operation in which DEA knew more than ATF.

As they say, there’s never just one roach under the carpet.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)