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Your “something’s fishy” moment of the day

Posted by: Phineas on November 18, 2012 at 2:39 pm » 11 Comments

**Posted by Phineas From Florida, where Rep. Allen West is waging a battle to get a recount in St. Lucie county: Just as background, one precinct has 7 voters registered and yet recorded about 900 votes. That’s a 13,000 percent turnout. Call me crazy, but I think Congressman West has reason to be suspicious. Information on how […]


#StupidityWatch: Liberals claim GOP talking about “urban vote” = “raaacism”

Posted by: ST on November 15, 2012 at 9:42 am » 5 Comments

This gets so bleeping tiresome.  And is a point loudly echoed by liberal icon/hero Chris Matthews of MSDNC infamy – via Newsbusters’ Noel Sheppard: The list of words MSNBC’s Chris Matthews believes are racist if uttered by a conservative got longer on Wednesday. You can now add “urban” which offended Matthews when Congressman Paul Ryan […]


Understanding #ObamaCare realities, and how states can push back

Posted by: ST on November 12, 2012 at 6:57 pm » 7 Comments

When Speaker Boehner last week said in the aftermath of the election that ObamaCare was “the law of the land”, it made a lot of conservatives who have fought against the law since then-candidate Obama first proposed it when running for President very angry. And understandably so. Coming off a surprisingly lopsided defeat and still […]


Quotes of the Day: Churchill on the election

Posted by: Phineas on November 11, 2012 at 6:04 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Shamelessly lifted from Steven Hayward. These seem very apropos: On questions of economic law is does not matter at all what the electors think or vote or say.  The economic laws proceed.  (1929) “All men are created equal,” says the American Declaration of Independence.  “All man shall be kept equal,” say the […]


The 2nd Term #KardashianPresidency gets underway: Biden to star in sitcom

Posted by: ST on November 8, 2012 at 8:31 pm » 12 Comments

Priorities: Among the truly minor questions settled by Tuesday’s presidential election was this one: Would Joe Biden get a chance to play a winner on a sitcom? The answer is yes. With the race won, a guest appearance by Mr. Biden on the NBC comedy “Parks and Recreation,” filmed way back in July, can finally […]


Guest Post: a view of the election from an Austrian conservative

Posted by: Phineas on November 8, 2012 at 6:52 pm » 16 Comments

**Posted by Phineas (A friend of mine in Vienna is of a rare breed: a limited-government conservative living in the heart of the EU social democracy. Several of us were writing back and forth today about the election, and someone suggested her letter was worth making into a guest-post. I agreed, and she kindly gave […]


Quote of the Day: fading exceptionalism edition

Posted by: Phineas on November 8, 2012 at 1:00 pm » 8 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Roger Kimball of PJM (who, like me, has egg all over his face from predicting a big win for Romney) heard from an English friend after the election and shared this excerpt from the email: You just don’t care about being a Great Power any longer. That’s what this is about. The world […]


The Day After: Probably the most frightening thing you’ll read post-Obama re-election

Posted by: ST on November 7, 2012 at 11:55 am » 10 Comments

Beyond the predictable blame-gaming and second-guessing, need any thing more be said? At client today, major health payor, all the talk is about influx of notifications from groups of intent to drop coverage. — Chris Lockhart (@ctiberius) November 7, 2012 We knew this was coming, didn’t we? Lots of handwringing going on today. Do it […]


BREAKING: President Obama wins re-election (With a note from Phineas)

Posted by: ST on November 6, 2012 at 11:31 pm » 33 Comments

I can’t say I’m completely shocked by this, considering the mainstream media cheerleading, demagoguery, and covering for this President over the last several months, but to say I’m immensely disappointed is an understatement. This nation is going to the dumps, and President Obama is leading us there, and “key states” we needed to reverse course […]


Deicision Time! Election 2012 Open Thread

Posted by: ST on November 6, 2012 at 6:33 pm » 11 Comments

Hey gang! How’s your Election Day going? Mine started at 6:15 a.m. when I got in line. I was behind about 50 people. Our polls opened up here in NC at 6:30. My polling place experience went well, outside of the diehard Democrats behind me gushing about the DNC Convention and how they hated Chick-fil-A. […]