The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Shutdown Monday: Blame Harry Reid

The New York Times: The Senate is expected to reject decisively a House bill that would delay the full effect of President Obama’s health care law as a condition for keeping the government running past Monday, as Senator Harry Reid, the Democratic majority leader, expressed confidence that he had public opinion on his side. Why […]

Ted Cruz Goes All Night; Vendors of Conventional Wisdom Say This Is Bad

Readers may have noticed that I have been ignoring the ObamaCare “Don’t Fund It” dramatics, along with the “government shutdown” threat and the punditry gabfest that have accompanied it. Depending on who you listen to, either Ted Cruz is the future of the Republican Party or else Ted Cruz is the harbinger of the final […]

Primary Politics: Can the Grassroots Defeat the GOP Establishment in 2014?

Interesting developments: Matt Bevin is challenging Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in the Kentucky GOP primary. Checking his biography, I’m glad to see that Bevin is a graduate of Washington & Lee University, a U.S. Army veteran, and a small business owner — exactly the kind of outsider “not a politician” profile anyone would want […]

U.S. Senate or Insane Asylum?

At Memeorandum, I saw this headline: HISTORIC: Senate panel advances trans-inclusive ENDA Perhaps you thought the “Gang of Eight” amnesty bill was the craziest thing the Senate could ever do, but obviously you were wrong. What this legislation would do is to make it a federal crime to discriminate in the workplace against the “transgendered.” […]

Has Somebody Told @Jack Dorsey That Twitter Was Invented by Ed Markey?

#InventedByEdMarkey YouTube (and we thank you: — Bill Murphy (@billmurphy) May 10, 2013 “Breaking down those monopolies in the 1996 Telecommunications Act unleashed $1 trillion worth of private-sector capital that has created thousands of jobs — yes, you know the names, Google and eBay and Amazon and Hulu and YouTube and Facebook and Twitter […]

Why Won’t Democrats Answer Questions About Kentucky Eavesdropping Scandal?

The minute I mentioned the scandal involving Progress Kentucky’s secret recording of Mitch McConnell, the lady on the phone at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee said, “I’ll put you through to his voicemail” — meaning DSCC spokesman Justin Barasky, who didn’t return my call. Gee, I wonder why? The question of connections between Progress Kentucky […]

‘Democrat Ethics’

You seldom see those two words in the same sentence, except when a Democrat is convicted of ethics violations or — as occasionally happens — pleads guilty to felonies. The Democratic Party is the most successful criminal organization in American history, and the amazing thing is that they haven’t yet stolen everything that’s not nailed down. […]

Senate Slouching Toward Compromise

is there anything more disgusting than a Republican senator in bipartisan compromise mode? Bloomberg’s anti-gun group starts running ads in Pennsylvania and Pat Toomey folds like a cheap suit. Say the magic words: Bipartisan compromise! Senators struck a bipartisan deal Wednesday to expand background checks in gun transactions, inflaming the National Rifle Association while drawing support from […]

Holy Crap — I Was Right! Republicans Considered Craziness Issue With Judd

Headline on the very first news article I wrote for ViralRead after becoming editor-in-chief on March 13: Will Ashley Judd’s Mental Illness Impact Her Senate Bid? Top of Memeorandum today, David Corn, Mother Jones: Secret Tape: McConnell and Aides Weighed Using Judd’s Mental Health and Religion as Political Ammo Certainly my news report about Ashley Judd’s admitted history […]

‘The Dream Is Dead’

Ashley Judd (D-Puffy Face) So declares Ace of Spades, and connoisseurs of fine sarcasm must join Ace in mourning this tragic news: The much-rumored 2014 campaign by film star Ashley Judd for the Kentucky seat of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell will not happen. No more Puffy Face to mock? No months of endless lunacy as […]

Truth in Humor: Ashley Judd Edition

Ashley Judd (D-Scotland) “If and when Judd actually tosses her hat into the ring, the race would automatically become the marquee political story of 2014.” – Alan Schroeder, Huffington Post One of the important things about appreciating sarcasm is that it helps to understand intent: What is being mocked, and why? Otherwise, the cruel jests may seem […]

The Unstoppable Progressive Juggernaut of Future Kentucky Senator Puffy Face

Barren middle-aged actress Ashley Judd hates babies Fox News headline: Source: Ashley Judd moving forward with run for Mitch McConnell’s Senate seat in Kentucky Could this possibly happen? Could someone this far left possibly win in Kentucky? I dunno.  Ace of Spades headline: Puffy Faced Woman Who Hates Coal and Childbirth to Run for Senate In Kentucky […]

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