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‘Someone Needs to Pay’
23 Apr 2010 1:09 pm
Meet Angel Adams, 37-year-old single mother of 15:
The lifelong Tampa resident said she wants justice from the Hillsborough County sheriff’s child protection team that took her kids away from her two years ago and from Hillsborough Kids Inc., which got her kids back six months ago.
“What do I do?” she said earlier in the day. “I have no answers. My family has been railroaded. Someone needs to pay.
“Nobody’s helping me.” . . .
This morning, inside the dingy motel room, Adams handed out a list of her children’s names and ages. …
SIGTARP Report Confirms: Homeowner Bailout Program Won’t Fix Housing Crisis
21 Apr 2010 11:52 am
Connie Hair at Human Events reports:
A new report released yesterday (.pdf) by Neil Barofsky, special inspector general for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) warns that Obama administration efforts to bailout homeowners through the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) are ineffective and will not stem the sweeping tide of foreclosures.
The $75 billion HAMP program was created with a promise to bailout 3 to 4 million homeowners in foreclosure, paying lenders to modify troubled mortgages. Foreclosures reached 2.8 million in 2009 and are on track to exceed that total with over …
VIDEO: New Marco Rubio Ad; PLUS: Rudy Giuliani vs. Arianna Huffington
6 Apr 2010 12:53 pm
On the heels of Marco’s endorsement by Rudy Giuliani — Sorry Charlie made the always-dangerous mistake of double-crossing an Italian — the Rubio campaign rolls out this warm, positive ad:
FLORIDA SENATE: Key Race Roundup
By the way, on “Morning Joe” today, Arianna Huffington and Giuliani had an interesting go-round:
Why is Arianna defending Charlie Crist? I don’t know, but she certainly has an extensive history of supporting closeted gay Republicans. IYKWIMAITYD.
(Cross-posted at The Other McCain.)
A. Because We Don’t Hate Canada Enough
24 Mar 2010 10:20 am
Q: Why is America on the verge of becoming another Third World socialist cesspool where Jew-hating terrorist thugs prevent free speech?:
After protesters at the University of Ottawa prevented Ann Coulter from giving a speech Tuesday night, the American conservative writer said it proved the point she came to make – free speech in Canada leaves much to be desired.
Then she said what she really thought of the student protesters who surrounded Marion Hall, making it to unsafe, in the view of her bodyguard, for the pundit to attempt entry.
“The University of …
Will Ann Coulter Survive Canada?
22 Mar 2010 7:58 pm
Better question: Will Canada survive Coulter?
Ms. Coulter has spoken less than respectfully about Canada itself in the past.
“They’d better hope the United States doesn’t roll over one night and crush them. They are lucky we allow them to exist on the same continent,” she once said during a television debate.
Van Helsing previously blogged about the anti-freedom jihad against Ann by the Royal Canuckistani Thought Police. Professor William Jacobson asks, “Which Came First, The Single Payer or The Censorship?”
Time Magazine’s Congressional
Correspondent ObamaCare Cheerleader
18 Mar 2010 1:04 am
Jay Newton-Small is the newest top contender for the George Stephanopoulos Prize for Non-Partisan Objectivity:
Take a good look around, Democrats, this is likely to be as bad as it’s going to get. . . .
But, oh how quickly things can change. If you pass the bill, next week’s coverage is likely to trumpet triumph, the most productive legislative session since LBJ, an historic and seminal victory.
This is why Time magazine pays congressional correspondents the big bucks: So they can promise Democrats favorable coverage if they pass liberal legislation.
If what you …
Crist Is Toast: ‘Goodbye, Charlie’
26 Feb 2010 7:54 pm
The American Spectator‘s Florida-based correspondent Larry Thornberry:
TAMPA – “Moderate” Florida governor Charlie Crist’s Senate campaign is circling the drain. And it’s mostly his own fault.
Crist, a formerly conservative politician who “grew in office” after becoming governor in 2007, went through a 50-point lead over conservative former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio faster than Sherman went through Georgia. Polls released this week by Rasmussen and the Florida Chamber of Commerce both show Rubio with an 18-point lead over Crist in a race for the Republican nomination to the U.S. Senate seat …
Tea Party Weekend: Daytona Bike Week Freedom Rally Is Ready to Rock!
26 Feb 2010 3:44 pm
Chelsea Schilling at WorldNetDaily:
One year ago this week, tens of thousands of patriots held “tea parties” in 40 cities in protest of government expansion, bailouts and the stimulus package, launching a nationwide movement – and now those citizens are regrouping and heading back to the streets to “recharge the movement” Saturday.
Feb. 27 marks the one-year anniversary of the first round of protests following CNBC analyst Rick Santelli speech against President Obama’s proposed bailout plan and other massive spending measures.
WND has a long listing of events from sea to shining sea …
Why Did CPAC Snub Mark Levin?
23 Feb 2010 12:59 pm
There’s been a good deal of blog reaction to Mark Levin’s criticism yesterday of Glenn Beck. My friend Andrea Shea King accused Levin of being motivated by “envy,” and in support of that thesis quoted my own ruminations about this year’s CPAC lineup.
This puts me in a very awkward position, because I would very much want to be Levin’s friend (no wise person would want to be his enemy) and I’m also friends with the folks at CPAC. So I posted this explanatory comment at Andrea’s blog:
Thanks for the linkage, Andrea. I certainly don’t mean to ascribe Levin’s …
Politics and Mardi Gras Beads in ‘Bama: Rick Barber Campaigns in Millbrook
7 Feb 2010 3:07 am
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Bailey Barber greeted us at the front door of her family home Saturday morning with ecstatic news. “We’re going to a parade,” announced the 6-year-old daughter of Republican congressional candidate Rick Barber.
Retail politics requires a relentless press-the-flesh effort on the part of the candidate, and Barber hit the streets Saturday. After attending a morning conference of 2nd Congressional District officials at the annual state GOP meeting at Montgomery’s Renaissance Hotel, Barber learned (via Facebook) that there would be a pre-Mardi Gras parade in the Elmore County town …
The Right Hand Doesn’t Know . . .
1 Feb 2010 11:42 am
. . . what the far-right hand is doing:
In November, the morning after Election Day, a conservative blogger in Georgia blasted an e-mail to 65,000 people.
Erick Erickson’s 5 a.m. “Morning Briefing” seemed counterintuitive — the election of a Democrat to a U.S. House seat in Upstate New York held by Republicans for more than a century, he wrote, was “a huge win for conservatives.”
Yet the missive immediately was posted online by the conservative publication Human Events, a corporate sibling of Erickson’s blog, RedState. It next reached the Web site of …
Massachusetts Aftermath: ‘We the People’ and the Brown Revolution
22 Jan 2010 7:39 pm
The Wall Street Journal reported today that Republican Scott Brown edged Martha Coakley among union rank-and-file in Tuesday’s Massachusetts Senate election. Why? I argue that it’s because liberals have ignored the pro-freedom message of the Tea Party movement:
But it’s not just Massachusetts, it’s everywhere nowadays. People are tired of the “insider consensus.” They’re tired of experts and intellectuals and politicians who don’t seem to understand that “We The People” want meaningful input into the process of governance. . . .
My buddy Chris Cassone — the “Take Our Country Back” singer — …
VIDEO: Interview With Scott Brown’s ‘American Idol’ Daughter Ayla
19 Jan 2010 6:57 pm
We’re live from Blogger’s Row here at Scott Brown campaign HQ tonight and — hey — who’s got the eye for talent?
Obama’s Anti-Terrorism Strategy: BLAME BUSH!
31 Dec 2009 6:53 am
In the aftermath of the Flight 253 bomb attempt, the White House spent time and money on a political blame game:
[A]s it became clear internally that the Administration had suffered perhaps its most embarrassing failure in the area of national security, senior Obama White House aides, including chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, David Axelrod and new White House counsel Robert Bauer, ordered staff to begin researching similar breakdowns — if any — from the Bush Administration. “The idea was that we’d show that the Bush Administration had had far worse …
Liberals Terrorized by Americans
28 Dec 2009 8:23 am
My latest American Spectator column:
When Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab tried to detonate an explosive aboard Northwest Airlines Flight 253 on Christmas Day, liberals were quick to warn against the clear and present danger.
It wasn’t the threat of al Qaeda-trained bombers blowing up Detroit-bound planes that concerned them. Rather, liberals feared that Americans might blame the Obama administration for failing to protect them from terrorists or — perhaps even worse — demand action against the violent extremists who want to kill us all. . . .
Read the whole thing. Today, Janet Napolitano …
The Celebrity Who Makes Tigers Woods Seem Like a Paragon of Moral Virtue
26 Dec 2009 2:39 pm
Yes, we’re talking about Charlie Sheen, who got arrested on Christmas morning in Aspen after police say he got into a fight with his wife, who reportedly blew a .13 on her Breathalyzer test. Heck of a way for the mother of infant twins to celebrate the holidays, huh? But remember that this is a woman who had the questionable judgment to marry Charlie Sheen:
Here’s a guy with all the advantages — rich, good-looking, famous name — who is a complete failure in his personal life. He got dumped by Denise Richards because of …
National Review: What Do We Need Now? More Purges!
23 Dec 2009 5:00 pm
The John Birch Society announces it has paid for a booth at February’s Conservative Political Action Conference, a Pajamas Media columnist has a conniption, National Review‘s Jonah Goldberg accuses CPAC of a “big mistake,” and even NRO contributor Mark Krikorian jumps on the dogpile.
Understand this: CPAC has scores of sponsoring organizations, who pay money to rent exhibition space, to have tables at the banquets, to host receptions, etc. These sponsors represent a broad spectrum of political opinion. If you visit the exhibition hall, you’ll see Christian conservative organizations with booths right next to …
Rhett Butler Still Doesn’t Give a Damn
15 Dec 2009 7:22 am
That “black-hearted varmint” is the subject of my latest column for The American Spectator:
Conceited and coolly cynical, he has “the most terrible reputation,” so breathtakingly scandalous that he isn’t received by “any decent family in Charleston.” Yet 70 years since his silver screen debut, Rhett Butler’s roguish charms are still irresistible.
Rhett will once again swagger into ladies’ hearts tonight as the Turner Classic Movies cable channel broadcasts the Civil War epic Gone With the Wind on the anniversary of its 1939 Atlanta premiere at Loew’s Grand Theater. . . .
Read the whole thing. And …
The Left vs. Lieberman: ‘By Any Means Necessary’
14 Dec 2009 2:39 pm
Not content to smear Sen. Joe Lieberman for his opposition to ObamaCare, now the Left is attacking Lieberman’s wife, Hadassah. Both Jane Hamsher and DailyKos are trying to get Mrs. Lieberman purged from her job at a breast cancer charity.
Those who remember the way the “progressive netroots community” assailed Joe Lieberman in 2006 will understand why I’ve dubbed them “The Ned Lamont Party.” The Left is determined to have its way whatever the consequences, an attitude expressed by the slogan common among radical protesters: “By Any Means Necessary.” Their influence, pushing an …
Battle Cry: If Not Now, When?
13 Dec 2009 7:25 am
Erick Erickson urges Senate Republicans to fight ObamaCare with every parliamentary means available:
Some might argue that Republicans should not look “obstructionist.” But they are wrong — the vast majority of Americans don’t like this bill and don’t want it to pass. The Tea Party movement was the upheaval of millions of ordinary Americans who are scared and angry about the out-of-control growth of the federal government, federal spending, and the national debt. They want to see the Republicans obstructing passage of this bill and if they think the Republicans are …