Inevitable: Hitler finds out Gov. Walker won the Wisconsin recall

**Posted by Phineas

You knew it was coming. And, if you know me and watch to the end, you’ll see why I was laughing my head off:

Figures we’d be the “last redoubt.”

(Although, not to make Adolf’s day any worse, but we did have a good night last night, sending Republican Elizabeth Emken to the general election, turning down a scam of a tax increase, and reforming public-employee pensions in two major cities. Gotta start somewhere.)

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

D-day: storming the castle — Updated

**Posted by Phineas

(Note: This is a re-posting and slight editing of a post I put up every D-Day.)

Sixty-eight years ago today, American, British, Canadian, French, and Polish soldiers charged the gates of Hell — and won:

Black Five put up an excellent roundup of D-Day posts from many blogs a few years ago. It’s still worth reviewing. And have a look at this entry for a photo essay on D-Day.

Photo courtesy of Confederate Yankee.

RELATED: The Daily Mail tells the story of one Medal of Honor winner who still wonders how he survived Normandy.

UPDATE: In today’s newsletter, Real Clear Politics quotes the prayer FDR read when announcing the invasion to the nation:

“Almighty God: Our sons, pride of our nation, this day have set upon a mighty endeavor, a struggle to preserve our Republic, our religion, and our civilization, and to set free a suffering humanity,” the president said while the outcome of the battle was still in doubt.

“They will need Thy blessings,” FDR continued. “Their road will be long and hard. For the enemy is strong. He may hurl back our forces. Success may not come with rushing speed, but we shall return again and again; and we know that by Thy grace, and by the righteousness of our cause, our sons will triumph…”

Imagine a president saying something like that nowadays; the Left would have a fit.

But, forget them. Today’s a day to remember genuine heroes and thank Divine Providence we had such men on our side.

UPDATE 2: Obama’s apologists like to compare him to significant presidents of the past, including FDR. Well, here’s another comparison for you: check the President’s schedule for today. See any mention of any commemoration of D-Day — or anything at all to do with one of the most significant moments in our nation’s history? Neither do I. Must be an oversight.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)

#WIrecall: The Wisconsin state election graphic that says it all (UPDATED)

Bask in the afterglow, people, BASK (via @ErickaAndersen):

WI recall election results

WI recall election results - graphic slightly modified by ST to intensify the red. : )

The graphic was taken from the Huffington Post Election results page, which you can view here

On the more comedic end of things, watch this CNN interview from last night with a Tom Barrett supporter who was in tears, claiming, “democracy died tonight.”


Is it ok to gloat a little (ok – a lot) the day after a hard fought victory? For the politicos involved, not so much (btw, one Senate seat is still being determined, and the Democrat is now barely leading in that recall effort), but for pro-freedom, pro-smaller government types who have been under siege – in some cases literally – by left wing union thugs who were bound and determined to stay on that taxpayer-funded gravy train, YOU BETCHA.

Enjoy the day, peeps. Enjoy it.

Update – 11:00 AM: On the not-so-sunny side of things comes this:

MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Police Department says it’s evaluating threats made against Gov. Scott Walker through social media.

An email from police department spokeswoman Anne Schwartz says all threats are handled seriously and can be a criminal act. It says people cannot assume anonymity via social media while issuing a threat to another’s safety or life. Schwartz declined to elaborate.

Authorities say the Wisconsin Department of Justice’s Division of Criminal Investigation is also looking into the threats. […]

Surprise, surprise.

#WIunion fails big in #WIrecall efforts

Walker wins. Kleefisch wins. Comfortably. Three of the four GOP Senate seats have been called for the incumbents, with the last one expected to stay in GOP hands. Most startling statistic from tonight’s victory: over 30% of union households went for Walker, who gave a very gracious victory speech calling for unity.

Quote of the night from LA Governor Jindal: “It’s not gonna be a late night for Wisconsin, it’s gonna be a late night for Chicago.”

Savor this victory, my dear readers, and pray this is a sign of things to come for the Obama administration come November.