The Other McCain

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The Huffington Post Lies About Steven Crowder’s CPAC Monologue

by Smitty I happened to be in the ballroom for the remarks made by Crowder, as mis-reported by the Puffington Host:               Steven reports: So HuffingtonPost is outright lying and trying to slander me, and I could really use support. As you know, Ashley Judd has recently been heard […]

Some People Like To Go To CPAC, But Other People Like Us We Gotta Work

– by Wombat-socho Even before it became public knowledge that Pam Geller and Robert Spencer had pointedly not been invited to CPAC, I had been leaning hard in the direction of not going this year due to the requirements of work. To be more specific, I am busy in the tax mines this time of […]

Sarah Palin, Phillis Schlafly, Mrs. Other Smitty, And #CPAC2013

by Smitty Taking in the afternoon at CPAC, I thought Sarah was rousing, and spot-on in her criticism: While a great example of whipping up the crowd to a froth, the speech sounded a bit Ann Coulter-ish, NTTAWWT. In other words, and excellent outing from a media personality, and not from someone laying the foundation […]

In Defense Of BlogBash And CPAC

by Smitty Noting Jerry Wilson’s disdain for BlogBash, “An event such as BlogBash could prove valuable if it led to greater networking, encouragement and support for all bloggers, not solely those in attendance,” I don’t think Jerry is fully briefed on the goals of The National Blogger’s Club, which really aren’t bad at all. I […]

FINE SPEECH: Sen. Jim DeMint Remarks At #CPAC2013 President’s Dinner

by Smitty “We can’t wait for Republicans to advance the conservative cause.” If you only have time for one segment, pick the second one, where he celebrates Paul’s filibuster, and contrasts conservatives with the Republican Party. He starts off with a reference to the Marco Rubio Water Bottle Incident Of 2013. He says people wonder […]

CPAC: Maybe I Should Not Have Sucker-Punched Bruce Carroll Like That

by Smitty Bruce Carroll of Gay Patriot is really a great chap. Whether or not he primaries Lindsey Graham, Bruce has my respect and well-wishes. The last question is from the end of the “10 Questions” set, and was actually the first one I came up with. If it had been warmer, and I knew […]

CPAC: Turned Out Pete Ingemi Hadn’t Heard Of A ’10 Questions’ Interview

by Smitty Nobody interviews people like Pete, Da Tech Guy: nobody. So, if you can’t compete, enjoy a little revenge, as they say amidst the rubble in the Eastern Mediterranean. This is done in the style of The Chaser’s War on Everything, especially their 10 Questions. Here is my interview: Can the GOP capture the […]

To Allen West At CPAC2013: ‘Is The Base Too Strident In Criticism Of Boehner?’

by Smitty Pete “Da Tech Guy” Ingemi and I enjoyed dinner with Allen West and his gracious wife last night at CPAC. You possibly could’ve, too, if you were at CPAC, and on the email list for Next Generation TV, which you should do right now. What a great American. Looking forward to hearing this […]

Senator Marco Rubio At CPAC Liveblog

by Smitty 13:17 Ran three years ago, came to CPAC, when my chances of winning were equal to winning at a Papal Conclave. 13:19 Have the people changed? No. The world around us has changed due to technology, impacting people. 13:20 People are worried about man-made crises they see coming from DC. 13:21 Who is […]

CPAC Update: Finally Connected

by Smitty The National Harbor venue is a real plus up. Tea Party News Network is fronting the WiFi, which is great, since somehow my 4G services aren’t working here (!!?!). Much more spacious. The exhibit floor does not feel like a sauna. Norquist’s panel “AAA America: Could a Federal Balanced Budget Amendment Save America […]

Does Brett Kimberlin Really Need Another Lesson in ‘The Streisand Effect’?

Aaron Walker tells the story of his most recent encounter with the “Speedway Bomber.” It’s like Wile E. Coyote and Acme rocket skates: You might think he’d learn a lesson, but somehow he never does: Brett Kimberlin – who spent 17 years in federal prison after being convicted as Indiana’s infamous “Speedway Bomber” – showed […]

CPAC 2014 Idea

by Smitty This year’s CPAC is a done deal, with the usual kerfuffles about groups that are too sexuality-centric (GOProud) and too controversial (Pamela Geller). I’d favor an improvement in the Rules of Engagement that supports bringing in more people with whom I don’t necessarily agree, as long as there are ground rules about how […]

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