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Murkowski launches write-in candidacy

She got beat in her primary.  Then she says she’s “not a quitter” and decides to launch a long-shot write-in campaign, ignoring the fact that getting beat isn’t the same as quitting.  Will she siphon off enough votes from Joe Miller to get a Democrat elected in a cherry red state during the Great Red Tsunami of 2010?  Time will tell.

Joe Miller tore into her by saying that Murky’s “lifeblood is power“, and I think that’s obvious to anyone.  After all, she complained that getting beat in her primary “didn’t give all Alaskans a voice” in the matter…which is the friggin’ point of a party primary, right?

Exit question (albeit one that requires a little setup here, so bear with me):

Is what Murky doing the same thing as what Lieberman did in CT in 2006?  I mean, Liebs got beat in his party’s primary, then turned around and ran as an indy and won.  The left tried to say that what Crist did in FL is no different than what Liebs did four years ago, to which the response is “Of course it’s different!”  See, Suntan Charlie quit the party when he realized he was going to get beat, before his party’s primary.  Afterwards, he disavowed everything he had ever allegedly stood for his entire political life.  Joey L never did that in CT, and his voting record since then proves he is still a Democrat.  I’m not saying that Liebs didn’t run as an indy for the purposes of holding onto power, as I’m sure that’s exactly why he ran.

That said, I must ask because I fancy myself as a consistent fellow: While Crist’s situation isn’t the same as Murky’s, is what Murky doing the same thing as what Lieberman did in CT in 2006?

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September 18, 2010 Posted by | corruption, D.C. | 3 Comments

DC Dem Congresswoman “Delegate” hits up lobbyist for campaign contribution

The Dems’ culture of corruption continues.  Breitbart has the full story and transcript of the voice mail left by Norton (yes, she actually left a voice mail of the shakedown request!), as well as analysis of whether federal law and/or House ethics rules were violated.  Excerpt of transcript (read the full thing):

…I was, frankly, uh, uh, surprised to see that we don’t have a record, so far as I can tell, of your having given to me despite my uh, long and deep uh, work. In fact, it’s been my major work, uh, on the committee and sub-committee it’s been essentially in your sector.

I am, I’m simply candidly calling to ask for a contribution. As the senior member of the um, committee and a sub-committee chair, we have (chuckles) obligations to raise, uh funds. And, I think it must have been me who hasn’t, frankly, uh, done my homework to ask for a contribution earlier. …

Drew already knows what the MSM narrative will be:

Why does Andrew Breitbart hate black women?

Heh.

Exit question:  What will the appetite be for President Kick#ss and his party be for heaping more accusations of undue influence by lobbyists on the GOP?

September 16, 2010 Posted by | corruption, D.C., hypocrisy | Leave a comment

DC-area government school opens: Barack Obama Elementary School

Mmm, mmm, mmm.

Rumor has it that in honor of the president, the students will not actually have to accomplish anything in their coursework, but will instead only need to demonstrate the ability to speak flowery rhetoric and in glittering generalities.  Bonus points if they are “light-skinned” with “no Negro dialect”…right, Harry?

August 23, 2010 Posted by | D.C., Obama, public education, shameful | 1 Comment

DC gets sued for violating Second Amendment…by the same guy…again

Those idiots in our nation’s capital (not Congress, but the D.C. Council and Mayor) are doing their best to ignore the Supreme Court’s ruling that the Second Amendment guarantees our right to keep and bear arms.  DC must be spoiling for a fight, since Dick Heller (the winner in the SCOTUS case) applied for his handgun permit in DC after the ruling, and DC denied his application. 

DC decided to comply with the SCOTUS ruling by…implementing measures that essentially ignore the ruling.  They knew this lawsuit was coming, which means that they are perfectly willing to spend millions of taxpayer dollars in legal fees fighting a battle that they know damned well they aren’t going to win.

Maybe D.C. Councilman and former mayor Marion Barry has sold some of his crack to his colleagues.  How else can one explain such lunacy?

July 31, 2008 Posted by | D.C., gun rights | 7 Comments

How Washington, D.C., eradicated gang violence

They used the Bill Clinton approach: redefine the English language.  From the Washington Times:

When is a gang not a gang? When it’s based in the District.

D.C. officials insist on describing groups of young males as “crews,” rather than gangs, even when they are held responsible for violent acts such as the wave of killings in the city last weekend. But police officials in other cities say the distinction is counterproductive.

“The very first step in dealing with gangs is denial,” said Capt. Charles Bloom of the Philadelphia Police Department. “Then you get to the point that you can’t deny it any more.”

D.C. police, lawmakers and community activists say the groups are not gangs because their members are mostly teens who band together for personal protection. That, they say, distinguished them from conventional gangs, which are created for a criminal enterprise such as drug dealing.

I don’t know why I never thought of that!  From now on, I won’t be paying any of my bills.  Why not?  Because I’m going to call them “letters of monetary solicitation”, that’s why!  Hot dang, I’m 100% debt-free now!

Exit question: Since Washington, D.C.’s gun ban is about to be overturned by the Supreme Court, can D.C. wipe out gun violence by redefining guns (e.g. “metal projectile dispensers”)?  “How many gun deaths did you have, D.C.?” “None!”

May 2, 2008 Posted by | D.C., political correctness | Leave a comment

DC drops $10 mill on a streetcar that has no rails to run on

Liberal mecca Washington, D.C., is all about Big Government and economic ignorance, and stories like this just emphasize that fact.  From WJLA:

Three streetcars purchased by the District of Columbia for about $10 million are being held in the Czech Republic until the city builds tracks for the cars.

D.C. Department of Transportation Director Emeka Moneme say that although the streetcars were purchased three years ago, there is no timetable for when a rail line will be built.

Moneme says he would like to have the streetcars in D.C. this summer. Plans call for the cars to run from Bolling Air Force Base in southeast Washington to the Anacostia Metro Station.

The streetcars are being maintained by Skoda-Inekon, a company that manufactures streetcars in the Czech Republic.

“We have NO idea if or when a rail line will be built.  Hey, I’ve got a great idea!  Let’s pilfer $10 million of the taxpayers’ money to buy a streetcar that won’t be running on anything!”  Friggin’ brilliant.  What, did Marion Barry come up with that crackpot (pun intended) idea?

April 25, 2008 Posted by | big government, D.C., economic ignorance | 6 Comments

DC cops asking residents to hand over their guns and drugs

Police: “Hey, can we come in and take your guns and drugs?  We won’t arrest you.  Scout’s honor!”  I’m sure that’s about as effective as a fart in a tornado.  Considering that the district is about to have their gun ban overturned by the Supreme Court, it seems clear that DC is hoping to clear out as many soon-to-be-lawful guns as possible, out of blind fear that the residents may actually exercise their Second Amendment rights.  Anywho, from DC:

D.C. police are going door-to-door Monday in one of the city’s crime-plagued neighborhoods, asking residents for permission to search their homes for guns and other illegal contraband.

The program, called the Safe Homes Initiative, will offer homeowners and renters limited amnesty for possessing any contraband found by police.

The program is aimed at removing guns and drugs kept by children and young adults in their parents’ homes. The homeowners will be asked to sign a form, consenting to the search…

Ward 8 Councilman Marion Barry supports the initiative’s aims, but has some problems with it.

“I don’t understand it. In fact we will fight against it until we find out what will be the end point,” says Barry. “That’s a parental responsibility. Not the government’s responsibility to know what kids are doing, when they come home, who their friends are and what they have in the house.” 

It’s a sad state of affairs when you have a convicted crackhead making the most sense in this situation.

March 25, 2008 Posted by | D.C., gun rights | 6 Comments

D.C. politician robbed at gunpoint in broad daylight

Hat tip to Michelle Malkin. Just how effective is D.C.’s total gun ban (which, by the way, was recently ruled unconstitutional by a federal court)? It’s so effective that their deputy mayor for education was held up by two armed (i.e. with guns) robbers. Details here.

The NRA rubs salt in the wound by accurately observing the following:

Just how worthless is Washington, D.C.’s gun ban? It’s so bad in our nation’s capitol that a deputy mayor was recently robbed at gunpoint.

Victor Reinoso is lucky to be alive today, but do you think he’ll be speaking out about the pointlessness of D.C.’s gun ban? Not if he wants to keep his job, he won’t.

Criminals don’t care about gun laws … anymore than they care about D.C.’s complete gun ban.

Ultimately, Victor Reinoso’s robbery probably won’t mean much when it comes to public policy in Washington, D.C. After all, they’ve already stuck with the ban for 30 years- what’s one more innocent victim?

Ouch.

July 10, 2007 Posted by | D.C., gun rights | Leave a comment