Guess whose name Bill Clinton doesn't know?

I envy him.

HT: Drudge

Here's the number from which the Braley push-polling is being done

As noted in an addendum to yesterday's post, this is the Minnesota telephone number from which the pro-Braley push-polling is being conducted.

This is not a new tactic. Several cycles ago there were reports of out-of-state push pollers wanting to know whether one's vote would be affected by knowing that Tom Harkin's opponent was going to be indicted as a child molester right after the election.

The innuendo, of course, was hooey.

Bears 28, San Francisco 20

Go figure.

First the Bears lose to the lowly Buffalo Bills, and look like a high school team. Then, after being dominated for three quarters by the mighty San Francisco 49'ers, they suddenly become unstoppable and score 21 points to win, 28-20.

Now they've got us hoping again. At least this year it's a different pattern from the usual awesomeness during the first half of the season and ineptitude the second half.

Ah, well, We can always hope. BEAR DOWN!!!

Now the animals have beheaded a Brit

ISIS needs to be hunted down and exterminated.

This is the test of whether an increasingly effete and degenerate Western society has an ounce of moral backbone left.

HT: Drudge

Braley and supporters are "push polling" their lies about Ernst

Supporters of Bruce Braley are engaging in "push polling-" alleged "polls" which misrepresent the positions of a candidate's opponent and then ask "hypothetical" questions about whether knowing that would affect your vote. It's a none-too-sophisticated way of lying about Joni Ernst in much the same way Braley's TV ads do, and it's universally recognized as dirty politics.

But don't expect the media to say much about it. On the other hand, Joni's supporters need to shout "Foul!" just as loudly as they can. Braley, NextGen, and their ilk can't be allowed to get away with this.

ADDENDUM: Here is the White Pages entry for the out-of-state number from which the push-polling is being done.

Don't look around, uh-oh! The Commissar's in town, uh-oh!

Hillary Clinton is visiting Des Moines. In fact, I saw a "Ready for Hillary" mobile billboard driving around a few hours ago.

I hope she sees the sign on the Koch Brothers stationary store on Grand Avenue.

Oh. And yes- the title of this post is as much hyperbole as Nancy Pelosi's statement reported below. The difference is that I realize it, and she doesn't seem to.

HT: Drudge

This wouldn't be hyperbole, or anything, would it?

Nancy Pelosi says that civilization is in danger if the Republicans capture control of the Senate this November.

In virtually her next breath, she says that the Republicans are the party of fear, and the Democrats the party of hope.

Nancy, you just make it too easy.

HT: Drudge

No, Bonhoeffer was not a theological liberal!

There are those on the theological Left who try to claim World War II German Lutheran theologian and martyr Dietrich Bonhoeffer as their own, balking at his emergence as an "Evangelical" hero.

The problem, of course, is that nobody could possibly mistake the author of Nachfolge for a member of the ELCA or the PCUSA or the UCC.

In fact, as Gene Veith observes, nobody could make that mistake about anyone who took sin as seriously as Bonhoeffer did.

Francis Scott Key responds to Osama bin Laden

Somehow, as I reflect upon the anniversary we observe today and the fates of Osama bin Laden and the al Quaeda leadership, I find myself also reflecting on the final two verses of our national anthem:

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion
A home and a country should leave us no more?
Their blood has wiped out their foul footstep's pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved homes and the war's desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heaven-rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

And the sun rises in the east

No surprise here

Democrats are more likely than Republicans to vote early.

And by an even greater margin, they're more likely to vote often.

More Braley hooky

Yet another Veterans' Affairs Committee meeting Bruce Braley missed in order to attend a fund raiser.

Yet he continues to boast about how great an advocate for veterans he is.

Methinks Lt. Col. Ernst would be a better bet.

If you're curious about what really happened at Benghazi....

Is the Democratic party a blast from the past?

Is the Democratic party the party of the past?

Michael Barone thinks so- and his reasoning seems to me to be compelling.


...was Da Bomb.

ADDENDUM: I accidentally linked this post to a campaign ad for the congressional candidate I support, David Young.

The link has been fixed, and now connects to the story the pun refers to.

They did it again. Wake up Mr. President!

The enemy has beheaded another American journalist.

It's time we had a policy for dealing with these animals. Actually, it's time- way past time- we fought back. Death to ISIS!


If Hillary Clinton took the ice bucket challenge, would she melt?

Like, he should be surprised?

73% of the American people are worried that POTUS has no strategy for dealing with ISIS.

Do tell.

Ol' Mitt is looking pretty good right now, nicht wahr?

Not only does Mr. Obama not have a strategy on ISIS yet...

The Russians have invaded Ukraine

Another blow to monogamy

First, gay "marriage-" and now, this.

HT: Drudge

Sending Perry to the Gulag

While I am anything but a fan of Rick Perry, this is a good explanation of his indictment.

One more example of what seems to be a fundamental premise of "progressive" politics: disagree with us, and you go to jail.

Here we go again!

Rand Paul apparently plans to run to the left of Hillary on foreign policy when the 2016 election cycle rolls around.

If there was any doubt that Rand is as clueless as his dad, this should remove it.

Heaven knows Hillary is vulnerable to legitimate criticism for her blunders as Barack Obama's secretary of state on a number of grounds. But firmness in foreign policy is not one of them.

HT: Drudge

There's an exception to every rule

I remember a classic sci-fi short story which mentioned that the sign above the gate of the Space Academy read, "God bless you." This was a key phrase for cadets to learn, the story explained, because experience on hundreds of alien worlds in first contact situations had demonstrated that it was the only thing one could say to E.T. that could not be misunderstood in such away as to cause an incident.

Apparently the world of Academia is an exception.

A Georgia college professor says he's going to lower students' grades for saying "bless you" when someone sneezes.

Apparently he's going to do this on the ground that it's rude to interrupt him rather than because of religious bigotry on his part. But still... what is this guy's problem, anyway?

HT: Drudge

Oh, please!

Give me a break!

Anybody who thinks the Robin Williams bit described by the article linked to above is "racist" needs to get, not merely a clue, but a life!

HT: Drudge

Delusional Americans

Just saw a new Rasmussen poll, and I don't know who is more delusional: the 44% of Americans who think that Christians are treated fairly in the Muslim world,  or the 61% who think that Muslims are treated fairly in ours.