The Other McCain

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A Chick-Fil-A Gun? Pluck Poultry Pistols!

by Smitty The Mayor of Boston is firm in his devotion to protecting Beantown from the ravages of Christianist hate-mongers: Mayor Thomas M. Menino is vowing to block Chick-fil-A from bringing its Southern-fried fast-food empire to Boston — possibly to a popular tourist spot just steps from the Freedom Trail — after the family-owned firm’s […]

Mike Bost: Best Rant Since Santelli?

by Smitty Three years ago, Rick Santelli went on this now famous tear: Via the Blaze, Illinois Rep. Mike Bost lays down a similar marker for the ages: For the most part, blowing your cool is a Bad Thing. But every now and then, lifting the relief valve is necessary and proper.

Alabama Man Becomes Third Victim of ‘Justice for Trayvon’ Violence Trend UPDATE: Not a Hate Crime, Cops Say

From the very start, I warned against trying this case in the media. Demagoguery and political grandstanding have predictably inflamed emotions, so that innocent people who never set foot in Sanford, Florida, are made to pay a dreadful price: First in Baltimore, then in Chicago, and now in Mobile, Alabama: Police tell News 5 the […]


by Smitty 10:07 ET 65.1% reporting in IL, and Romney is at 47%? Really? Let’s hear it for people voting their conscience! 8:53 ET Media door was closed after McCain was done with his cigarette, and he entered to discover the Secret Service agent, who told Stacy, nervously holding up his media badge, that “He […]

Illinois Primary Today; Rick Santorum Schedules Rally in Gettysburg, Pa.

Polls indicate a sizeable win for Mitt Romney in Illinois, so if you live in Illinois and were planning to vote for Romney, you can just stay home. Meanwhile, Rick Santorum will be in Pennsylvania tonight: Former Pennsylvania senator and Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum will be visiting Gettysburg on Tuesday, according to his communications […]

One Thousand Miles to Drive

Rick Santorum will be in Mandeville, Louisiana, at 12:30 p.m. CDT Wednesday, and that’s more than a thousand miles from here. Google Maps says it’s an 17-hour drive, so if I left Tuesday evening and drove straight through, I’d arrive in time: Exhausted beyond words, yes, but in time. This would be completely crazy, but […]

Santorum’s Sunday Schedule Includes Appearances on ABC and CNN

Was Rick Santorum exaggerating when he accused Fox News of having a pro-Romney bias? We report, you decide: The “fair and balanced” network doesn’t have him scheduled for any interviews today. Santorum will appear on two other Sunday shows on ABC and CNN, while campaigning today in Louisiana before going to Illinois for a series […]

Memo From the National Affairs Desk: Mathematical Impossibilities Happen

“Rick Santorum charged of out Tuesday’s wins in the South with a fresh claim to being the chosen son of the Republicans’ conservative flank. Mitt Romney limped out with something that could endure longer: an enhanced lead in delegates. “Under the cruel math of the prolonged GOP primary race, Mr. Santorum’s victories in Alabama and […]

Illegal ‘Women of the 99%’ Robo-Call Targets Rush Limbaugh in Illinois

Citing a report by the U.K. Daily Mail, Illinois Review writes: Illegal robocalls have been hitting voters’ phones in Rep. Judy Biggert’s 13th CD, Rep. Tim Johnson’s 15th CD and Rep. Bobby Schilling’s 17th CD this week, UK’s Daily Mail reports. The robocalls tell callers to contact the U.S. Reps’ offices and ask them to […]

BREAKING: Blagojevich Convicted

Rod Blagojevich, the former Democratic governor of Illinois, has been convicted of several counts in his corruption and bribery trial in Chicago. UPDATE: Blagojevich was found guilty on 17 counts, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. UPDATE II: The Chicago Tribune reports: Blogojevich showed no reaction as the jury found him guilty on 17 of 20 counts […]

‘Main Street Fairness Act’: Dick Durbin’s $23 Billion Internet Sales Tax Scheme

Patrick Ishmael at Hot Air explains how Illinois imposed a job-killing Internet sales tax on businesses in that state. Now, Illinois Democrat Sen. Dick Durbin is proposing to turn this bad idea into national policy as the “Main Street Fairness Act.” Kelly William Cobb at Americans for Tax Reform says that Durbin’s job-killer is “not just […]

Incompetent, Yes, But Also Stupid: How Carol Moseley Braun Lost the Black Vote

Black voters in Chicago chose Rahm Emanuel over Carol Moseley Braun, which Instapundit suggests indicates their preferrence for ”a white guy who seemed, you know, kinda competent, and who was willing to ask for their votes.” When Moseley Braun announced her candidacy, I said that this was the only possible justification for electing Emanuel. This judgment […]

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