Posts Tagged ‘Virginia’

LinkSwarm for October 24, 2013

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Monday’s was late, this one is early:

  • “A lot of conservatives are angry at the GOP too. They want a Republican Party willing to fight.”
  • “What Ted Cruz did – and what the go-along, get-along gang of Republican stegosauruses hate – is that he fought. He fought.


    This was really about the war between the growing conservative majority in the GOP and the dying GOP establishment minority.

    It’s a war that must be fought, and which we should welcome. And it’s a war we conservatives will win.

    The party has changed from the bottom up in the last decade. Those at the top of the pyramid are finally realizing that they and the base below are out of synch. The GOP establishment was very, very happy to support the pre-Obama consensus that government would grow and that the Republicans would campaign against it at home then let it expand unhindered in D.C. The problem – in the eyes of the establishment – is that the newly conservative GOP base, energized and activated by Obama’s radicalism, actually wants to shrink the government.

    We’re serious. That’s the problem. And with the unblinking eye of the social media upon them, they can’t fake it anymore.

  • An awful lot of ObamaCare pricing information exposed (via Ace of Spades and Jammie Wearing Fool).
  • All the lying shills of ObamaCare.
  • Thousands get insurance cancellation notices due to ObamaCare.
  • Death panels come to the Great White North.
  • The UK’s NHS already has death panels. And they pay doctors to let you die.. “I could keep you alive. Or I could pocket this splendid £50. Decisions, decisions.”
  • Who knew there were so many black farmers in Chicago?
  • In Virginia, Nurse Bloomberg is backing gun-grabber Terry McAuliffe to the tune of $1.1 million. Let’s hope his spending is every bit as effective as it was in Colorado…
  • China is killing our pets again.
  • “How dare Dan Snyder disagree with something that the left didn’t care about five minutes ago? How dare he?”
  • Gun News Update For August 7, 2013

    Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

    I don’t cover the gun scene nearly as much as I should, but there are several stories percolating throughout the gun community this week I thought were worth taking a look at:

  • In Virginia: More guns, less crime.
  • Want to read the gun-grabbers messaging playbook? Here it is. Additional commentary from Shall Not Be Questioned and The Gunmag.
  • This week in Astroturf liberal groups pretending they’re gun groups: The American Rifle and Pistol Association, The Sporting Rifle Association of America, and the American Hunters and Shooters Association.
  • Alphecca: “If Zimmerman had been pulled over in NY, NJ, MD, CA, or almost anywhere other than the great state of Texas, he’d be in jail on some trumped-up charges. Fortunately, it was Texas.
  • Translating anti-gun gibberish into plain English. (Also via Alphecca.)
  • Maryland joins the parade of stupid (and unconstitutional) gun law states.
  • When a criminal assailant is beating your brains out, it’s no time to fret over being better armed. (Hat tip: Stuff from Hsoi.)
  • Borepatch covers a session on the Defense Distributed Liberator pistol at DEFCON.
  • Reporter talks to people firing AR-15s, forgets to write usual anti-gun claptrap. “It’s just a tool.”
  • LinkSwarm for April 23, 2012

    Monday, April 23rd, 2012

    I have a few major posts in various stages of gestation, so here’s a LinkSwarm to tide you over in the meantime:

  • Mark Steyn on our heroic Secret Service agents: “It’s not just the entitlements. Everywhere you look in the bloated federal Leviathan, all is waste, all is excess. But the absurd imperial presidency is a good place to start. The next citizen-executive of this republic would be sending a right message were he to halve the motorcade, halve the security detail, halve the hookers.”
  • Does Obama have an $8 billion slush fund to soften the impact of cuts to the Medicare Advantage program until after the election? (Hat tip: Alphecca.)
  • Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mufti OKs marriage for ten year old girls. Insert your own Aisha joke here.
  • The story of the FBI’s long-running PATCON operation in the 1990s, and how it never managed to result in any serious charges (and missed Timothy McVigh to boot). (Hat tip: Supsy Street.)
  • The former President of the Maldives claims that Obama approved of the Islamist coup that deposed him. I’m not sure that’s the case, since it’s obvious that Obama doesn’t know where the Maldives are located.
  • George Washington kicks Rommel’s ass. (Hat tip: An American Housewife, Formerly in London.)
  • Pew Survey: GOP-sympathizers are better informed, more intellectually consistent, more open-minded, more empathetic and more receptive to criticism than their fellow Americans who support the Democratic Party.” (Hat tip: Alphecca.)
  • Voter fraud in Virginia. (Hat tip: Ace.)
  • An oldie, but still relevant why America hates the media.
  • Cyberattack on Iran’s oil industry?
  • Why did the South lose the Civil War?
  • Borepatch reports on the Dallas Blogshoot. I was too busy and it was a bit too long of a drive for me to make. Which is a shame, since I would have liked to try some of the machine guns, and the .50 cal. Bonus: Ponies!
  • ObamaCare Ruled Unconstitutional

    Monday, December 13th, 2010

    So says federal Judge Henry E. Hudson ruling on the individual mandate.

    Here’s the actual opinion. It’s not searchable, and I haven’t read the whole thing, but I do note he rejected the risable notion than the individual mandate was a “tax” rather than a “penalty.” His ruling that the individual mandate is in fact “severable” from the rest of the bill seems to contradict most of the analysis I’ve read.

    Democrats hold on to Virginia’s 11th Congressional District

    Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

    Republican Keith Fimian will concede defeat Tuesday in the congressional race in Virginia’s 11th district, giving freshman Democrat Rep. Gerald Connolly a second term in the seat.

    (Hat tip: Jim Geraghty.)