Archive for February 22, 2011

I will have an Examiner Article up before the end of the night and a longer post in the morning concerning the Union/Tea Party rally in Boston today but the ultimate irony of the rally can be expressed in this simple video:

You will remember this film from the one nation rally

and this from 9/12

Well this actually makes sense, the grown-ups always end up picking up after the spoiled kids don’t they?

Update: Instalanche! Thanks Glenn. My Examiner column is now up here (it’s worth .75 of a cent per click to me so please click it) and the full set of my videos and a report is now up here.

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That’s what I get out of this article at the Syracuse “she’s down 12 and sinking fastPost Standard:

When four days and nights of debate finally ended in the early morning hours Saturday and it was time to vote, U.S. Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle had no trouble making up her mind.

Buerkle had to choose between protecting Central New York from some of the deepest federal spending cuts in years, or supporting a Republican plan to slash $61 billion from the federal government’s budget through Sept. 30.

In an early test of her campaign promises to shrink government while also creating jobs in Central New York, Buerkle said the clear answer was to support the massive budget cuts – even if it means some short-term local suffering.

Yes how dare Ann Marie decide not to spend that 42 cents on the dollar for that 61 Billion and keep her campaign promises, if only she could be more like Bill Owens who managed to break 4 campaign promises in under an hour after being in congress. That’s the hero of the Post Standard’s piece. As Stacy McCain put it:

The editors of the Syracuse paper — evidently picking up the “slash-and-burn” theme used by the New York Times — obviously think their readers are idiots who can’t do math. If Obama has proposed a budget with $1.65 trillion in deficits, how big a slice is $61 billion?

The Lonely Conservative who lives in the district had this to say:

Oh, the suffering! What about the suffering our children and grandchildren will be subjected to thanks to Washington’s reckless spending for the past few years? There was no mention of how President Obama increased spending to unprecedented levels during his short tenure in the White House. Gee whiz, how on earth did we ever survive before he came along?

The article goes on to cite Democrats as if their word is gospel. Several paragraphs were devoted to the end of the “Just Say Yes” education program in Syracuse. Unless you continued reading, you wouldn’t know that the program has not been cut.

None of this surprises me. In my opinion the Syracuse Post Standard will never forgive Buerkle for winning that election as an unrepentant conservative republican, but that’s just me.

…but I prefer to play basketball rather than watch it. That being said These multi player trades always struck me as odd.

The Post, citing a league source, said the Knicks would send Wilson Chandler, Raymond Felton, Danilo Gallinari, Timofey Mozgov and a 2014 first-round draft pick to the Nuggets, who would get additional picks and cash.

Along with Anthony, New York would acquire Chauncey Billups, Shelden Williams, Anthony Carter and Renaldo Balkman, according to the Post.

A Basketball team’s roster is what 13 players. And these teams are trading 4 guys each? That would be like the Red Sox sending 7-8 players with the Cubs. If you’re going to do that why not just switch teams and be done with it.

…will be in July in St. Louis. Some basics

While many of the specifics, such as speakers and panelists are still in the works, here’s the basic skinny:

* Friday-Saturday, July 29-30
* St. Louis, Missouri
* Crowne Plaza Downtown.

The Summit will once again be a two-day event bringing together hundreds of conservative women from around the country with some of today’s leading conservative voices. We’ll also be doing special training to get ready for 2012! Details here.

Never been to StL. If I can get plane fare and registration covered I wouldn’t mind doing the show from there on Saturday.