Archive for June 26th, 2009

Think Progress: FBI Arrests White Supremacist Blogger Hal Turner For Threatening To Kill Federal Judges

Friday, June 26th, 2009

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Today, FBI agents went to the New Jersey home ofwhite supremacist blogger/radio host Hal Turner and arrested him “on a federal complaint filed in Chicago alleging that he made internet postings threatening to assault and murder three federal appeals court judges in Chicago in retaliation for their recent ruling upholding handgun bans in Chicago and a suburb,” according to a statement released by the Justice Department. (more…)

CQ Politics: Sanford had originally intended to be gone 10 days, came back early after questions began

Friday, June 26th, 2009

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Politico reports that South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford (R) intended to be in Argentina for 10 days and only cut short his trip when questions were raised about his whereabouts.

“The bookings also cast light on the governor’s recklessness, and his belief, or hope, that he could vanish from the state for well over a week without raising questions about his absence.”

WSJ opinion: Government Health Plans Always Ration Care

Friday, June 26th, 2009

WSJ:

If these proposals are implemented and fail to produce savings, government will turn to a less appealing but more familiar tool to cut costs: the regulation of access to drugs and medical services. (more…)

CQ Politics: Incumbent GOP Senator Richard Burr Still an Unknown to Many N.C. Voters

Friday, June 26th, 2009

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The poll found that 39 percent of registered voters have a favorable or somewhat favorable opinion of Burr’s job performance, while 31 percent have a somewhat unfavorable or unfavorable opinion and 30 percent had no opinion. The findings generally reflect those of a survey by Democratic polling firm Public Policy Polling that Burr has challenged. (more…)

AP: Obama slow on pledge to gays

Friday, June 26th, 2009

AP:

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama promised gay and lesbian voters he would repeal a law banning their open service in the military, would do away with a federal marriage law and would champion their causes from the White House. (more…)

Club for Growth PAC: Specter’s Support is Tanking

Friday, June 26th, 2009

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Arlen Specter is quickly losing support. From the Philly Inquirer:

The strong backing of Democratic Party leaders has done little to change slumping public support for the party’s newest convert, U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter. Only 28 percent of all those surveyed say that he deserves re-election, according to the latest Keystone Poll, and double that number say it’s time for a change. (more…)

Opinion Cartoon from 4-Block World — Jon and Kate: Two Views

Friday, June 26th, 2009

From 4-Block World:

Kansas Liberty on Kansas Senate 2010: Thune comes out for Moran. Tiahrt wins important endorsements from Kansans for Life and the Family Research Council.

Friday, June 26th, 2009

KansasLiberty.com:

The primary campaign for the GOP nomination to fill Sam Brownback’s Senate seat heated up considerably Thursday when congressmen Jerry Moran and Todd Tiahrt each picked up a key endorsement today. (more…)

From Dave Barry: In front of Florida school, the word “scohol” painted in school zone

Friday, June 26th, 2009

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Activist former SCOTUS Justice O’Connor doesn’t like the word “activist”

Friday, June 26th, 2009

CQ Politics:

Retired Supreme Court Justice Sanda Day O’Connor has little patience for people who go around accusing judges of being activists. (more…)

Opinion Cartoon: ABC is now OBC, Obama’s Broadcasting Company

Friday, June 26th, 2009

Cartoon at Redstate.

Jack Cashill column: Conservatism for Dummies

Friday, June 26th, 2009

Conservatism for Dummies

By Jack Cashill

More than once, I have been approached about writing a book on the subject of conservatism. I have chosen not to because I don’t need a book to explain it. I need a paragraph.

Besides, no one on the left or in the media would ever read a book on conservatism. It will be hard enough to get them to read a paragraph. For the record:

A conservative believes in limited Constitutional government as close to home as possible, the enduring worth of traditional values, and a strong national defense.

Media reports about the death of conservatism worry me not at all for one simple reason: a principled conservative (PC) never abandons his principles. (more…)