O’Reilly interviews Hillary

April 30, 2008

In the first of a two-part interview, (airing today and Thursday) Hillary sits down with Bill O’Reilly.

Be sure to tune in to what should be an entertaining bit of political carnival.

“The O’Reilly Factor,” airs on the FOX News Channel at 8 p.m.

Former Dartmouth professor sues her students

April 30, 2008

Ivy League gone wild

In a grammatically challenged email to her one-time students, Prof. Priya Venkatesan informed them of her intent to sue them for discrimination in the poor teaching evaluations they rudely gave her.

She included this threat: I am also writing a book detailing my experiences as your instructor, which will “name names” so to speak. I have all of your evaluations and these will be reproduced in the book.

Venkatesan then signed off with, Have a nice day.

All that was missing was the smiley face.


Michael Reagan to headline GOP dinner

April 30, 2008

The Arizona Republican Party has announced that Michael Reagan will be the keynote speaker at the 2008 AZGOP Victory Dinner to be held on May 9, at the Phoenix Marriott in Mesa. The state convention will be held the following day.

More information available here.

With so many being thrown under it, we may all need additional buses

April 30, 2008

Seems there are plenty of big wheels for everyone

Chuck Muth of Muth’s Truths does a slice and dice on the Ron Paulites and the GOP Nevada state convention.  Seeing Red AZ’s coverage was picked up by the Ron Paul site.

 Andy Borowitz, a political humorist, in discussing the Democrats, fictionalizes their current internal shenanigans this way:

On CNN, Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean expressed fears that if the primary campaign drags on much longer, “there may not be enough room under the bus for the candidates to throw their aides.”

With Sen.Obama having thrown Rev. Wright and Samantha Power under the bus, and Sen. Clinton having thrown Geraldine Ferraro, Patti Solis Doyle, and Mark Penn under the bus, “we may need an additional bus,” Mr. Dean said.

And conservatives? Pat Buchanan in Human Events ponders, Will the Right Sit it Out?

County Attorney says sheriff’s patrols meet legal standards

April 30, 2008

Biased newspaper report has enough incendiary language to stoke a bonfire

Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas has reviewed the procedures followed in the patrols that Sheriff Joe Arpaio has recently conducted in valley cities, concluding that deputies followed rules prohibiting racial profiling and unnecessary traffic stops.

“To the best of my knowledge, the protocol has been followed,” said Thomas, who issued a legal opinion on the sweeps yesterday.

“The reason I asked for the opinion two months ago is that we knew we were doing the right thing, and yet I wanted a legal opinion to let the people of this county know that we are also on the right track,” Arpaio said.

Thomas issued an opinion for Arpaio in 2005 in reference to Arizona’s human smuggling law—an opinion that said illegal aliens suspected of using transporting “coyotes,” can be charged as co-conspirators in their own smuggling cases, since they pay to be illegally brought into the U.S.

Prosecutor Thomas said his interpretation of the law has withstood scrutiny.

Read the newspaper account and try counting the provocative words and phrases in the short article. This would be a fine exercise for a Journalism 101 class. In the daily newspaper, however, it falls far short of ethical reporting standards.

The “outrage” that had to happen

April 29, 2008

Finally distancing himself from mentor and friend

Democrat Barack Obama has announced that he was outraged and appalled by the latest comments from his former pastor, Jeremiah Wright, who asserted that criticism of his fiery sermons is an attack on the black church and the U.S. government was responsible for the creation of the AIDS virus.

The presidential candidate is seeking to tamp down the growing fury over Rev. Jeremiah Wright and his incendiary remarks that threaten to undermine his campaign.

“I am outraged by the comments that were made and saddened by the spectacle that we saw yesterday,” Obama told reporters at a news conference, the Washington Post reports.

Rev. Wright, who officiated at the Obama’s marriage and baptized their daughters, can be seen here.

Clinton’s senate office used Wright’s church bulletin to recruit aides

April 29, 2008

Regarding Jeremiah Wright, Hillary Clinton has said, “He would not have been my pastor.  You don’t choose your family, but you choose what church you want to attend.”

You also choose the church from which you might recruit legislative assistants. In February 2006, those who sat under the Rev. Wright’s theological tutelage and bombastic and incendiary sermons were considered promising prospects to assist the New York senator on legislative matters concerning the common good.

Read more of Francis Beckwith’s interesting article here.

Alabama loves McCain: Provides deep discounts, inmate labor for event

April 29, 2008

Well, at least he’s not flagrantly frittering away those hard-to-come-by campaign donations.

The most purple greenback to date

April 29, 2008

Take a short breather from the political scene and have some fun with this interesting Condé Nast Portfolio interactive site, aptly called “Note of Caution.”

It describes the details of the new U.S. currency and even shows the backside of Mr. Lincoln.

Proceed with caution

April 29, 2008
Wright is so wrong 

If you have the stomach and the time for this, here is the transcript of the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright’s remarks to the National Press Club, along with an accompanying video, as provided by the New York Times.

A more concise and logical review by Victor Davis Hanson, titled The Scary Legacy of the 2008 Democratic Primary is recommended, and available here.