Fausta Wertz sat behind me at CPAC today and I told her the rules regarding legal transport one's firearm onto an airplane. First thing: declare it before TSA finds it! Read the rest here. (Side note: my head is huge!)
Have blogger credential and traditional media credential, will operate at my first-ever CPAC attendance. Right behind me, Senator Jim Demint (R-AL) is being interview by Ed Morrissey and, at present, a young Marine is presenting himself before the gathering.
UPDATE: The young Marine's name is Josh Mandel. He's a Republican state senator from Ohio who is running against US Rep. Dennis Kucinich this year.
Everyone thinks that these fine, upstanding Democrat legislators were made an offer they couldn't refuse by Darth Rahm--yes, consider the metaphors mixed--and "invited" to retire or explore other life options but I think there's something more behind it, something decidedly not favoring we, The People--especially since six Republican legislators are retiring also.
Call it a little birdie whispering in my third ear.
Philip Ochieng isn't as hard on Gaddafi as one might expect from a person who knows the actual history of both Arab Muslim-black African relations and the Trans-Saharan Slave Trade, but I think his opinion is more cynical than he lets on. My father's area of the world isn't exactly a bastion of free expression.
In relation to the case of Umar Abdulmutallab—better known
as the Panty Bomber, the Fruit of Kaboom Bomber, the Junk Bomber and the
Knicker Bomber (please say that last using a British accent)--Mike Allen of Politico
mentions the Shoe Bomber again.
Republicans may have a hard time keeping up their talking
point about how reading Miranda rights to the Christmas Day bomber represented
a dangerous new direction under President Barack Obama.
It turns out that that back in
December 2001, Richard Reid — the “shoe bomber” — was read or reminded of his
Miranda rights four times in two days, beginning five minutes after being taken
Furthermore, the Bush administration
specifically rejected the idea of a military tribunal [the legal framework of which had not yet been set up by the time Reid went on trialin 2002]— another step that
Republicans have argued should have been taken in the case of Umar Farouk
Abdulmutallab, who tried to bring down Northwest Flight 253 over Detroit on
Christmas Day and was read his rights after 50 minutes of FBI questioning. [They argued this because the tribunals had long been in place by 2009 when Idiot tried to blow his "man"hood off.]
So let’s be clear (if you’ll pardon
When the Right does everything the
same manner all the time, it is deemed rigid, dogmatic or intolerant by the
When the Right changes the way it does things
for a given situation after prior tactics have proved unworkable, the Left begins
to use words like ‘hypocrisy’ or phrases like ‘talking point.’
I was originally going to observe
that it’s easy to tell which writers have actually done some real work in their
lives--work that requires a thing called Systematic Problem-solving, aka trial-and-error. However,
Mike Allen’s piece pointing to the Bush Administration's change of legal status for foreign terrorists isn’t indicative of his own work experience.
Allen judges that most of those who would
agree with him are the ones who have no real work/problem-solving experience or
that such people would choose to ignore what they have learned from that kind of experience in
order to be able to throw the Republicans’ “talking points” back into their
faces. That's Leftist logic for you.
And after all these years, it’s
comforting to know that many of my assessments about the Left are correct: they
care more about dispatching the Right’s “talking points” than they do about safeguarding
this country from Jihadists.
Well, perhaps “comforting” isn’t the
right word…but you get the idea.
"arguing" with black conservatives, Leftists often describe us as
"self-hating." When you hate yourself, it is manifested when you do
yourself harm. What harm are black conservatives doing to themselves by
subscribing to the principles/ideology of conservatism?This is not a rhetorical question.
Change of subject: one of my new jobs is managing my friend's social network, The Professional Black Writer. So I have another question: when you saw the description 'black' in the title of the network, what was your immediate reaction?