URLs du Jour


  • Powerline notes:

    • Sarah Palin was a member of the Alaska Independence Party in the 1990s! Big MSM news, widely reported. Only problem: not actually true, and retractions were made.

    • Was Barack Obama a member of the "New Party", an offshoot of the Democratic Socialist Party of America in the 1990s? Approximately zero MSM interest in pursuing that.

    The skids are, indeed, greased. (Read Captain Ed for a nuanced treatment of the issue.)

  • In that same vein, John Leo relates how an MSM report of a couple bad apples at a Sarah Palin rally gets amplified to turn her into the second coming of Hitler.

    The Palinator is coming to our neighborhood next week, but it sounds as if she'll be difficult to see. If I go, I'll wear my brown shirt in order to fit the preferred narrative.

  • At Contentions, Jenifer Rubin spies an anomaly: CNN is investigating the ubiquitous voter fraud being abetted by ACORN, and Obama's ties to the group.

    Of course, it's too bad that this occurrence of actual journalism is anomalous. Betsy (of course) has more on ACORN's activities, and Iowahawk covered the recent legal activity on their behalf:

    ST. LOUIS - Attorneys for the voting registration organizations ACORN and Project Vote filed an anti-discrimination voting rights suit in the U.S. Federal District court this morning, alleging the United States government is involved in "a widespread, systematic effort to disenfranchise Imaginary-Americans and deprive them of access to polls."

    "Participation in our electoral process is a fundamental right, and the foundation of our democracy," said ASDF ASDFG, a spokesperson for the National Association for the Advancement of Imaginary People, one of the groups named as plaintiffs in the class action. "We will not be silent when government denies people access to the polls on the basis of color, or sex, or existential status."

    Read the whole thing. Because it's better to laugh than cry.

  • And now for something completely different: I got 106/195 on this country-naming quiz. Missed some embarrassing ones, but … geez, there's a lot of them. See how you do, no cheating now! (Via BBspot, who claims he got 119.)