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Archive for February, 2010

Ron Paul Talks About His CPAC Win And The 2012 Election

From this morning on CNBC:

More Good News From The CPAC Poll: A More Libertarian Conservatism ?

by @ Monday, February 22nd, 2010. Filed under Individual Liberty, Libertarians, Political Parties, Politics, Republicans

In addition to Ron Paul’s victory in the 2012 straw poll at CPAC, there were also these interesting results, which seem to show that mainstream conservatism may be moving in a move libertarian direction: First, this shows that limited government is at the core of the attendees beliefs: And, this chart shows that the primary […]

Quote Of The Day

by @ Monday, February 22nd, 2010. Filed under Political Parties, Politics, Quote Of The Day, Republicans

“The very idea that a political party dominated by neocons, warmongers, surveillance fetishists, and privacy-hating social conservatives will be a party of “limited government” is absurd on its face.” – Bradley Jansen on Facebook

Virginia’s Bob Marshall (R) Calls Disabled Kids A Punishment From God

by @ Monday, February 22nd, 2010. Filed under Dumbasses, Virginia, Virginia Politics

The man who brought us Virginia’s gay marriage amendment has really out done himself this time: RICHMOND – Western Prince William Del. Bob Marshall, R-13th, says disabled children are God’s punishment to women who have aborted their first pregnancy. He made that statement last Thursday at a press conference to oppose state funding for Planned […]

Mike Huckabee Calls CPAC “Too Libertarian”

Former Governor Mike Huckabee explains why he did not attend this years CPAC gathering: Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee blasted the Conservative Political Action Conference Saturday as outdated, nearly corrupt and unrepresentative of the conservative movement. Huckabee, a 2008 Republican presidential contender and potential 2012 candidate who had spoken at the conference for years, said […]

Ron Paul Wins CPAC Straw Poll, Palin Comes In A Distant Third

That’s the word from Politico: Ron Paul won the CPAC straw poll today, ending Mitt Romney’s streak and serving notice that about a third of the attendees at the gathering — and a good chunk of those driving the conservative revival — stand pretty well outside the Republican Party mainstream. Still, Romney scored second at […]

Like Rats Leaving A Sinking Ship

by @ Monday, February 15th, 2010. Filed under 2010 Elections, Congress, Democrats, Elections, Political Parties, Politics

Another prominent Democrat has decided to retire: Media reports say that Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh of Indiana has decided to not seek re-election. The Indianapolis Star reports that Bayh is attributing his decision to excessive partisanship that makes progress on public policy difficult to achieve as the motivation for his decision. Bayh scheduled a Monday […]

Ladies And Gentleman, My Theme Song

by @ Saturday, February 13th, 2010. Filed under Frank Sinatra, Music, Personal

And the runner up. See ya Monday

Friday Night Video: Francis Albert And Ella Jane

by @ Friday, February 12th, 2010. Filed under Celebrities, Frank Sinatra, Music

The greatest sin in the history of American popular music is that Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald never recorded an album together. Here’s what it might have sounded like:

Remember Obama’s No Middle Class Tax Hike Pledge ? Yea, You Can Forget About It

by @ Friday, February 12th, 2010. Filed under Barack Obama, Economics, Politicos & Pundits, Politics

Back during the Presidential campaign, then Senator Obama made this promise to Americans making less than $ 250,000 per year: “If you are a family making less than $ 250,000 a year……you will not see your taxes go up. Not your Capital Gains Tax, not your Payroll Tax, not your Income Tax, no taxes. Your […]

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