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Join Me on Life Liberty and the Pursuit of Conservatism! Tonight, 8PM Central

October 31, 2010 | Filed Under Ann "Babe" Huggett, Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Conservatism, Podcasting, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

Once again we take to the BlogTalkRadio airwaves for Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Conservatism tonight at 8PM Central time.

It’s Hallowe’en and time for scary stories so hang on to your piggy banks,folks, because tonight Todd and I will be doing our show on the road in Houston, Texas as election observers and our guest will be Charles Goyette, author of The Dollar Meltdown: Surviving the impending currency crisis with gold, oil and other unconventional investments.

Join me, Warner Todd Huston, and my co-host, Ann “Babe” Huggett, tonight. And if you miss the show, you can always download it for FREE!!


Welcome to ‘Smug-A-Palooza’: a Fake Rally for the Arrogant

October 31, 2010 | Filed Under Conservatives, Democrats/Leftists, Government, Humor, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, PCism, Society/Culture, Warner Todd Huston, Western Civilization | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Think you’re smarter than everyone else? Think you are more “civilized,” more “adult,” and more “informed” than all around you? Then your arrogance makes you a perfect contestant for the Comedy Central Shark-Jumping event with the two… well, I guess you call them “comedians”… Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert.

They think quite a bit about themselves, don’t they?

The newest estimate of the crowd size was around 200,000. That is a good, large number to be sure. But it is still far, far less than Beck drew and it must be pointed out that with these “comedy” guys they had to get two of them together to get that numbers.

Me, I’ve always felt sorry for the “tragically hip” folks out there like those that fall for Stewart and Colbert. They are such mindless conformists.

Here is the best quote I’ve seen on this national disgrace that was the Stewart/Colbert rally:

You want some media criticism? Try this: Think how much better informed we would be as a nation about the monumental election in two days if members of the press had spent half the time reporting and writing about the issues and candidates instead Stewart, Colbert and their exercise in ego on the mall — their effort to prove they can draw as big an audience as Beck.

What an apt description and a sentient observation!

This was by the Baltimore Sun’s TV critic David Zurawik, a guy I usually disagree with.


Texas Patriots Facing The Left’s Smear Machine

October 31, 2010 | Filed Under Anti-Semitism, Conservatives, Constitution, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, GOP, Government, House of Representatives, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Republicans, Texas, The Law, Uncategorized, Warner Todd Huston | 3 Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I am here all week in Texas in Houston’s 18th Congressional District observing the energetic and determined work of the King Street Patriots as they implement their poll-watching initiative, True The Vote.

True The Vote made news early this month when initiative Chief Catherine Engelbrecht discovered that a former Service Employee International Union (SEIU) member had turned in over 23 thousand fraudulent voter registration cards. Englebrecht and the King Streeters then decided that they would initiate a grassroots poll-watching effort to make sure that the election was fair and that all laws and regulations were properly observed.

By the reaction of the well organized, heavily funded left, you’d have thought that the King Streeters had proposed shooting puppies.
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Death Of The West: Creeping Shariah

October 31, 2010 | Filed Under 9/11, Anti-Americanism, Budget, Economy/Finances, Hezbollah, Islam, Islamofascism, Liberals, Military, Religion, Sharia, Terrorism, Warner Todd Huston | 1 Comment

-By Warner Todd Huston

The worst aspect of the Muslim invasion of the west is the alarming way that Islam is undermining Western culture using the west’s own liberal, democratic processes to do so. Muslims are using our own best philosophy against us and it is working to destroy our own culture, laws, and traditions, not just in the U.S. — where the effect has been less destructive to date — but also in Europe — where it has been more pernicious.

Overseas, creeping shariah has already damaged western societies. One example appears in England where the British have damaged their own legal system by setting up a parallel legal system allowing shariah-styled pseudo-courts to operate in Muslim enclaves where residents eschew the proper English legal system and are allowed to conduct their own courts. So much for equal under the law. In England it is now “our” laws for us and “their” laws for them. These parallel legal systems are begin pursued by Muslims throughout the west and destroys a cohesive society and undermines western culture.
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Who Killed Common Sense?

October 31, 2010 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Children, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Dr. Don Boys, Education, Ethics, Government, Liberals, PCism, Regulation, Society/Culture, Teachers Unions, Western Civilization | Comments Off

-By Don Boys, Ph.D.

I am sorry to inform you that Common Sense in America has been killed and laid to rest in an unmarked grave. There were few mourners at the funeral. There had been indications that it was in danger of dying or being assassinated in recent years. No one knows who fired the final shot; however, following are indications that Common Sense finally bit the dust.

An elementary school principal was angered that fourth and fifth-grade girls defecated on the floor and toilet seats and left a bag of excrement in the restroom. A sane person wonders how normal kids would have thought to do such things, but the principal, an adult, I remind you, was without common sense also. The following day he forced the students to put on gloves and look inside a soggy bag of human feces and urine. When faced with the incident, he agreed it “was not the best thing to do.” Why didn’t he just require them to clean up their mess? That would sure teach them a lesson.

Common Sense was missing again when a ten-year-old boy in Hilton Head, SC was suspended for having a broken pencil sharpener! Terrorism, you know.
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Adrift on an Ocean of Lies

October 31, 2010 | Filed Under Alan Caruba, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Government, Liberals | Comments Off

-By Alan Caruba

“The men the American public admires most extravagantly are the daring liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth.” — H.L. Mencken (1880-1956)

One of the insights that age provides is that we are all adrift on an ocean of lies from the moment we are born to when we pass from this world. So much of what we initially “know”, taught to us at home and in school, broadcast via newspapers, radio and television, in the workplace, and, in particular, requiring us to make decisions about the politicians we select to govern in our name, are lies.

The British Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli, categorized them as “Lies, damned lies, and statistics.”

Lies and lying, however, may be the natural order of life because even nature employs lies when various species devise ways to camouflage themselves either as a means to deceive and lure prey or to avoid becoming prey.
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Highlights of Illinois GOP Chair Brady’s Conference Call

October 30, 2010 | Filed Under Chicago, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, GOP, Government, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Liberals, Pat Brady, Republicans, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Earlier today the Chairman of the Illinois GOP conducted a conference call with the media and other interested folks concerning the Illinois GOP’s plans and thoughts on the coming election. Here are some of the highlights of what Pat Brady said…

“The visit today says more about Alexi’s weakness as a candidate than anything. Let’s take a little look at the history here. Alexi Giannoulias was the fourth choice of the Democrat Party… He was not the enthusiastic choice, by any means, of the Democrats here in the state…
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Obama Justice Dept. Denies Military Vote, Blames GOP

October 30, 2010 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Chicago, Congress, Constitution, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, DOJ, Elections, Ethics, Government, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Liberals, Military, Rights, Warner Todd Huston | 3 Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

The head of the Obama Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, Tom Perez, admitted this week that he has no real intention of trying to assure that members of our military are afforded their right to vote, and will not attempt in a timely fashion to enforce the MOVE Act (Military and Overseas Voter Empower Act) intended to make sure that our soldiers get their ballots with time enough to return them so that they can be counted on election day.

Perez made a very weak pledge that the Dept. of Justice would, “continue to vigilantly enforce [the] law” to make sure the military votes are counted, but he made it clear that all he is prepared to do is sue states long after the November 2 elections are over. In other words, Perez is saying that the DOJ will sue states after the election, long after the votes go uncounted and our soldier’s votes are essentially taken away from them.
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Left-Wing Hater Tries to Choke a Conservative Rally Attendee

October 30, 2010 | Filed Under Arizona, Congress, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, Government, Hate Crimes, Liberals, Warner Todd Huston | 1 Comment

-By Warner Todd Huston

On October 19 outside the venue where a candidate debate was about to be held between Arizona’s Democratic Representative Gabrielle Giffords and her Republican challenger Jesse Kelly, a MoveOn.org-style, left-wing activist physically accosted a lone conservative that had the temerity to yell back and challenge the leftist’s outrageous claims.

The violence prone leftist, a distempered fellow named Fred Highton, was whining about Republicans with an electric PA system outside the University of Arizona. Highton was there with a whole cadre of comrades to protest “Rpublicorp” Republicans. After listening to Highton’s blather, a conservative in the audience began to yell back replies to Highton’s nonsense.

Left-wing violence ensued

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The Best and Worst State Debt Disasters

October 30, 2010 | Filed Under Budget, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Elections, Government, Jobs, Liberals, Pensions, Public Employees Unions, Regulation, Taxes, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Forbes created an interactive map where Americans can find out what sort of mess their state is in. All you need do is roll your mouse cursor over your state and get the good … or horrible… news.

Forbes finds that the best state is Utah. The debt per capita in the Beehive State is just $447 with an unfunded pension cost of $7,272. Utah is rated by Moody’s at Aaa and has an S&P rating of AAA.

Unsurprisingly the worst state is Illinois. Illinois is a disaster for sure. Illinois’s debt per capita is $1,877 and it’s unfunded pension obligations stands at $17,230. Moody’s rates the state an A1 and its S&P rating is AA-.
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Obama’s Failure Agenda

October 30, 2010 | Filed Under Alan Caruba, Barack Obama, Budget, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Government, Liberals, President, Taxes | Comments Off

-By Alan Caruba

Normally, we assume that anyone who runs for and assumes the office of president has an agenda intended to succeed and thereby ensure that history will look favorably on his accomplishments. The men who served in that office craved success and loathed failure.

Barack Obama didn’t merely promise hope and change. On June 3, 2008 in his nomination victory speech, he said that “this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal…”

Lovely rhetoric, soaring oratory, but the sick were being cared for in hospitals all over America, even if they could not afford it because the law required such care then and now. No one was being turned away at the emergency room. As for jobs, in 2008 the unemployment rate rose to 6.1%, the highest level since September 2003. Today, it officially stands at 9.6% and is widely understood to be far closer in reality to 20%.
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On The Road With the King Street Patriots of Houston, Texas

October 29, 2010 | Filed Under Anita MonCrief, Ann "Babe" Huggett, Congress, Conservatives, Constitution, Democracy, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, GOP, Government, House of Representatives, Liberals, Republicans, Senate, Texas, Warner Todd Huston | 3 Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

The left is in high dudgeon here in the 18th Congressional District in Houston, Texas. Democrat Representative Sheila Jackson Lee, a long-time left-winger, has held this seat since 1995 and she isn’t going to go away quietly. She is quite upset at the gall of a new conservative group that launched a poll watching effort in her district. In fact, Lee is so incensed that she has insisted that the Dept. of Justice launch an investigation of the King Street Patriots on trumped up charges that they have been harassing Hispanic and black voters here in Houston.

Lee has claimed that these all volunteer, Tea Party-inspired poll watchers have been intimidating minorities and has helped spread the false accusation that some shadowy, outside group has been funding them to target Houston’s minority voters.
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Going to Houston, Texas to Track Voter Fraud

October 29, 2010 | Filed Under Congress, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Government, Liberals, Texas, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

Dear Readers,

I have been contacted by Anita MonCrief and she invited me to Houston, Texas (Harris County) to track the voter fraud that is going on there. This is the district of one of the most corrupt members of Congress from the Lonestar State, Sheila Jackson Lee, and things have been heating up quite a bit there already.

I am flying out Friday morning so I am not sure just when I can get back to posting on the blog. Certainly I expect to be posting from the road, but there may be a day or so where I am not writing anything new.

I’ll be joining the King Street Patriots of Houston to track the left-wing intimidation they’ve been facing.

There are several things scheduled to be auto posted over the next several days, of course.

I will be back home on Nov. 3rd or 4th after the elections and will resume my usual posting at that time.

If I don’t get a chance to say it, DON’T FORGET TO VOTE! We need to stop this socialist destruction of the U.S.A. and vote put as many Democrats as possible.

In the meantime do take advantage of the archives.

Yours,
Warner Todd Huston


This Election Cycle Is About…Revolution

October 29, 2010 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Congress, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Elections, Frank Salvato, Free Trade, GOP, Government, House of Representatives, Liberals, Republicans, Taxes | Comments Off

-By Frank Salvato

The midterm elections coming up this November 2nd are perhaps the most important election since the US Civil War. Where the 1864 election came in the midst of a war that tore families apart, saw brothers fighting brothers and the fate of the Union and the issue of slavery hanging in the balance, among other pressing questions (slavery was not the only catalyst for the US Civil War), the 2010 midterm elections are just as critical as again we see the very well-being of our country hanging in the balance.

There really is no singular issue that makes this election more important than the one before it. While many rail about the transformative healthcare bill or the threat of Cap-and-Trade or the bankrupting of our country or any number of irresponsible policies of this Congress and the current administration, the truth is that the critical issue of this election – of this moment in time – is much simpler and much more complex, all at the same time.

The issue that sets this election cycle apart from almost all others is a question of – dare I say it – rebellion; of revolution.
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RNC Launches No More Frankens Website

October 29, 2010 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, GOP, Government, House of Representatives, Illinois, Liberals, Republicans, Senate, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

There is little doubt that Al Franken’s namesake is a perfect analogy because he is certainly a Frankenstein of a Senator. When he barely won the Senate seat for the Democrats in Minnesota over incumbent Norm Coleman several years ago it was painfully obvious that major improprieties and problems marred that election. His win was cobbled together from various “dead” sources, if you will. As the RNC says, Franken’s election “serves as a glaring and painful reminder to voters that we can never take any election for granted.”

Today it certainly seems that we are on the precipice of a great Republican surge. Every poll, even those that favor Democrats, say that the GOP is poised to make great gains on the local, state and national level. But we cannot rest on our election day vote alone. As we’ve so often seen, GOP wins repeatedly turned to slight loses with post election day chicanery.

The Republican National Committee wants to keep all Republicans aware of this looming situation, too.
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Unions Give More Campaign $$ To Dems Than Corporations To GOP

October 29, 2010 | Filed Under AFSCME, Chicago, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, GOP, Government, Liberals, Public Employees Unions, Republicans, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

The left’s meme about campaign contributions since the Supreme Court beat down some of the McCain/Feingold Act has been that the Republicans are awash in illicit political donations from those eeevil corporations — and unfair donations at that — and this puts the poor Democrats at a disadvantage. Why all those evil rich corporate raiders are burying the Democrats, dontcha know?

The truth is a far different animal, however, as Democrats haven’t lost a step in fund raising due to the millions upon millions that their favorite special interest have given them. The fact is unions have donated far, far more to Democrat politicians than corporations have mustered for Republicans.
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Pyong-Demonium: Family Feud, Nuclear Fuse, Islammunist Fools


October 29, 2010 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Democrats/Leftists, Foreign Countries, Government, Liberals, North Korea, President, Resa LaRu, "Warchick" Kirkland | Comments Off

-By Resa LaRu Kirkland



It is said, and rightly so, that the true tell of what we believe is in our actions, for one can say anything. You can say you believe in God, but if your fruits are consistently wicked, that sheep’s clothing is useless. It is what you do that outs you.

In spite of North Korea signing onto the 1994 Agreed Framework, by 1996 my sources along the DMZ were making it clear to me that North Korea was waist-deep in nuclear development. How did they know? They looked to what NoKo was doing, not to what they were saying to the UN.

To those who are new to NoKo behavior, let’s look to the real tell of who they are and what they believe: they’re actions.
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If You’re Not Reading This Article, Please Don’t Vote While Many Think

October 29, 2010 | Filed Under Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Government, Liberals, Selwyn Duke, Taxes | Comments Off

-By Selwyn Duke

It has become apparent that most Americans simply don’t take voting very seriously. This is especially true of those who encourage voting. They’ll tell us that walking into a polling place and pulling a lever is our civic duty, but this isn’t true. Our civic duty is to cultivate wisdom in ourselves and become conversant with the issues; the walking and pulling part is just a natural by-product of that.

Yet so many try to pull others to the polls, claiming that mass participation in the electoral process somehow makes our country better. I guess this is in the way that having everyone take a turn in the cockpit of a 747 would make air travel better or having everyone try his hand at brain surgery would make brains better. The latter is hard to imagine, of course, but it would increase the likelihood those brains would vote Democrat.
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Reason #15 to Vote Out Phil Hare

October 29, 2010 | Filed Under Democrats/Leftists, Elections, GOP, Government, Illinois, Liberals, Republicans, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

From the Schilling for Congress campaign (17th District)…

Reason #15: Phil Hare voted for the government takeover of healthcare

EAST MOLINE, IL–The Bobby Schilling for Congress campaign unveiled the 15th reason in their “20 Reasons to Vote Out Phil Hare” series. The series focuses on Phil Hare’s record and explains why he does not deserve re-election. The campaign will release one reason per day up until the election.

Reason #15 to Vote Phil Hare Out of Office: Phil Hare voted for the government takeover of healthcare.
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Dan Patlak’s Second Radio Spot Released‏

October 29, 2010 | Filed Under Budget, Chicago, Congress, Cook County, Cook County Board, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Elections, GOP, Government, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

From the Patlak for Cook County Board of Review campaign (suburban Cook County)…

On Tuesday we released our second radio commercial which highlights the fact that Commissioner Brendan Houlihan has worked full time at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange for his entire term in office and rarely appears at the Board of Review while collecting approximately $500,000 in salary and benefits in the past four years from county taxpayers. Taxpayers have a right to ask whether this abrogation of responsibility by Mr. Houlihan contributed to:

1. The record delay in issuing tax bills which will now arrive after the election and right before Thanksgiving.
2. His failure to fulfill his campaign promise to provide on-line appeals (for which he was roundly criticized by the Tribune Editorial Board).
3. Whether he could have prevented the scandal involving manipulation of Board decisions on behalf of contributors to a Schaumburg area Democratic state representative.

Dan has pledged to work full-time as a commissioner at the Board of Review and will resign his part-time position as Wheeling Township Assessor.

Please forward this e-mail to anyone you think might be interested in how one of our Cook County elected officials has been performing his duties over the past four years.

http://www.electpatlak.com
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October Surprise: Seal Endorses Robert Dold

October 29, 2010 | Filed Under Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, GOP, Government, House of Representatives, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Liberals, Republicans, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

From the Dold for Congress campaign (10th District)…

Winnetka, IL – Tenth District Congressional candidate Robert Dold launched a new upbeat ad today titled “Seals for Dold”. The 30-second spot features a talking seal that takes a humorous look at opponent Dan Seals. The ad highlights the fact that Seals still doesn’t live in the 10th District despite three bids for Congress, and that he supports destructive fiscal policies that will hurt the economy and hamper job growth.

The ad was created by Chicago-based agency, First Tuesday, which is also the maker of the catchy “Dold With A ‘D’” ad, a light-hearted play on Dold’s last name.


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Justice Kilbride: Extreme

October 29, 2010 | Filed Under Crime, Elections, Government, Illinois, Judges, Liberals, Supreme Court, The Law, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

From JUSTPAC…

Illinois Supreme Court Justice Tom Kilbride has spent millions on slick TV ads and direct mail — trying his best to hide his liberal record and portray himself as “independent.”

Today, the Chicago Tribune editorial board blows a hole in Kilbride’s claims of independence, writing:
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Free Training Booklets for Tea Party Activists

October 28, 2010 | Filed Under Budget, Chicago, Congress, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Education, Elections, Energy, Government, Liberals, Policy, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

The Heartland Institute has a great resource it is calling the “Tea Party Tool Box” where Tea Party activists can get some great booklets to help them train and operate their new political activities.

Says the Heartland Institute:

We will ship the following booklets to you free of charge to share with other Tea Party Patriots at your meetings and rallies. These brief, easy-to-read materials will arm you with facts and solutions — and leave you more informed on the issues than your average member of Congress.

Offered are such titles as “The Patriot’s Toolbox,” and various booklets on energy policy, healthcare and school choice.

The Patriot’s Toolbox is described thusly:

This book is offered as a guide to public policy for patriot-activists in the Tea Party movement as well as for candidates for public office, incumbent office holders, civic and business leaders, and journalists assigned to cover the movement. It consists of eight chapters, all previously published by The Heartland Institute as booklets in a series called Legislative Principles

At the site activists can either download versions of the booklets or order hard copies to be sent to them via the mail.
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Desperate Illinois Democrats Dirty Trick: Funding Mailers for Third Party Candidate to Spite Kirk

October 28, 2010 | Filed Under Alexi Giannoulias, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, GOP, Government, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Liberals, Mark Kirk, Republicans, Senate, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

You know that the Democrats are desperate when they pay thousands of their own campaign dollars in order to print and mail fliers touting the candidacy of another party’s Senate candidate! That’s what happened in downstate Illinois where the Democrat Party spent thousands of its own campaign money to print and mail fliers for Libertarian Senate candidate Mike Labno in order to stir conservatives against GOP Senate candidate Mark Kirk.

Rich Miller has scans of the flier HERE.

Now, it’s not a cut-and-dried case of misrepresentation exactly. After all, on the back of the flier they have clearly noted in a small notation that the ad was paid for by the Lake County Democrat Party. But nowhere else on the ad does it allude to the Democrats and the flier seems as if it is a legit Libertarian Party mailing. So call it mildly deceptive at best.

But it is clear that this is a Democrat dirty trick regardless. That the Democrat Party would fund a flier for a completely different party is telling. The Democrats know that Alexi is a horrible candidate and is behind in the polls. This is a desperate move to shave off some of Kirk’s votes.
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New GOP Video Ad: ‘Your Turn’

October 28, 2010 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Budget, Chicago, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Elections, GOP, Government, Nancy Pelosi, President, Republicans, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

The RNC has a new video ad…

WASHINGTON – The Republican National Committee (RNC) announced a new web video reminding voters what is at stake on November 2nd. The video, titled “Your Turn,” can be viewed on YouTube.

“As next Tuesday’s elections fast approach, there is little doubt that our country is at crossroads. President Obama and Congressional Democrats have spent the past two years imposing their will on the American people, despite their overwhelming objections. After racking up mountains of crippling debt, ramming through job killing government takeovers, and doubling down on the same failed economic policies, the Democrat agenda has left America on the brink of becoming a second class nation. With our future uncertain, the American people can no longer be ignored. It is critical that we all do our part to turn out the vote on November 2nd in order to restore fiscally responsible, Republican leadership to the halls of government.” – RNC Chairman Michael Steele
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Net Neutrality: Free Press Loses a Schtick Contest

October 28, 2010 | Filed Under Business, Capitalism, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, FCC, Free Trade, Google, Government, Inernet, Liberals, Lobbyists, Net Neutrality, Technology, Warner Todd Huston | 3 Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

Recently Comm Daily (subscription required) reported that an FCC decision on net neutrality was unlikely before its January meeting. While uninteresting in itself the one remarkable line in the story had to be this quote from a senior FCC official:

“While they are busy handing out waffles and making posters, we are focused on creating jobs and protecting consumers.”

The FCC official was referring to Free Press, the group that has been relentlessly attacking the FCC and many Democrats for not jumping off the cliff for net neutrality.

As far as can be determined, this is the first time the FCC has ever called out Free Press for its buffoonery. And it’s about time, too. This may be a sign that the FCC has realized that the far left will never stop attacking them – Free Press’s business model depends on staying to the Left of whatever the FCC does — so it’s pointless to try to make them happy.

Who is Free Press? Taking a look at its Flickr photo stream shows why nobody, Republicans or Democrats, actually take Free Press seriously.
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VIDEO: Another Democrat Jumps Ship, Joins the GOP

October 28, 2010 | Filed Under Bobby Jindal, Budget, Capitalism, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Elections, Energy, Free Trade, GOP, Government, Jobs, Liberals, Louisiana, Oil, Republicans, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

We haven’t seen too many Democrats jumping ship and joining the GOP, but a few have.

The most notable recent switch over was Alabama’s Democrat Congressman Parker Griffith, well known as a moderate, or Blue Dog Democrat, who finally had enough of the Democrats. He dropped his affiliation with the Democrats and joined the GOP.

That was not enough, however, to save his seat as the GOP did not stick with him during the recent primary and instead selected Mo Brooks to face Democrat Steve Raby in Alabama’s Fifth Congressional District.

But with the drubbing that Democrats are likely to sustain in but a few short days, it is likely that more Democrats in purple states will jump the Democrat ship and jopin the GOP. Perhaps as a harbinger of things to come, the Lt. Governor of Louisiana has done just that.

On October 26, at a Republican Leadership Summit in Baton Rouge, interim Lt. Governor of Louisiana, Scott Angelle, announced his that he is switching to the Republican Party.

Angelle will return to his role as Secretary of State after a new Lt. Gov. is elected in November.
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California: The Gateway Drug State

October 28, 2010 | Filed Under Budget, California, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Government, Liberals, Marijuana, Paul A. Ibbetson, Regulation, Taxes, War On Drugs | Comments Off

Paul A. Ibbetson

When California legalized medical marijuana in 1996 with Proposition 215 to address their citizens’ headaches and shoulder pains, I along with many others saw this as the beginning of a push for wider legalization of the drug. This concern has now been validated with Proposition 19 that is on California’s November 2 ballot. If passed, California’s new pot law will allow individuals 21 years or older to legally possess one ounce of marijuana as well as to create “pot gardens” for recreational use. Legal pot will have transcended the need of any ailment to be consumed openly by Californians. Of course, the federal government may still throw you in jail, and that is an issue that might keep those secret marijuana-growing rooms secret.

As reported by the Christian Science Monitor, when California legalized medical marijuana the law was not picked up by the entire country. In fact, only 13 other states decided that the drug would become part of their healing regiment. Why? Because the federal government continued to enforce the drug laws prohibiting the drug’s possession and use. Both the administrations of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush prosecuted users and sellers after proposition 215 passed in California. The authority to enforce the federal drug laws on divergent states like California was affirmed by the U.S. Supreme Court. That revelation is probably enough to make a California herb enthusiast drop his or her handcrafted water bong in slow-motion shock. Barack Obama’s “hope and change” in part brought change to how the federal government would treat medical marijuana states. Currently the White House’s stance is no prosecution for medical marijuana states.
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Hultgren Comes Out on Top at Kendall County Farm Bureau Forum

October 28, 2010 | Filed Under Budget, Congress, Conservatives, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Elections, GOP, Government, House of Representatives, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Liberals, Republicans, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

From the Hultgren for Congress campaign (14th District)…

ST. CHARLES – The Randy Hultgren for Congress campaign issued the following statement tonight after Hultgren again proved himself the best candidate to represent the 14th District at tonight’s Kendall County Farm Bureau candidates’ forum.

“At tonight’s forum, as in every joint appearance with Congressman Foster, Randy clearly articulated his philosophy of smaller, smarter government and contrasted it with Congressman Foster’s dedicated and unwavering support for Nancy Pelosi’s agenda of taxes, spending, and job-killing red tape,” said John Cooney, Hultgren for Congress campaign manager. “14th District residents understand that Randy shares their common sense Midwestern values and will fight for them and for fiscal sanity in Washington, DC.”

http://hultgrenforcongress.com/


Chicago Tribune Calls Out Dan Seals for Misleading Voters‏

October 28, 2010 | Filed Under Abortion, Budget, Chicago, Children, Congress, Cook County, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Elections, GOP, Government, House of Representatives, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Liberals, Republicans, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

From the Dold for Congress campaign (10th District)…

As you probably read today, the Chicago Tribune called on Dan Seals and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee to stop the false attack ads against his Pro-Choice stance. The ads, both running on TV and found on flyers mailed to voters across the District, seek to scare and intimidate women claiming Bob wants to criminalize a woman’s right to choose. Bob has always been Pro-Choice and respects a woman’s right to choose.

The editorial stated, “We are not impressed that Seals would give voters false ideas about his opponent’s views on abortion. Not impressed at all. He and the DCCC should drop these very misleading ads.”
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