31 May 2013

Imagine my surprise

upon seeing this...

so anyway, I checked the Sitemeter for Supply Side Politics 2.0 during lunch and what do I see:

The current Sergeant at Arms of the United States Senate is one Terrance "Terry" W. Gainer.  He has held the position since 04JAN07.  He originally hails from...wait for it...Chicago.

Sgt. Gainer was googling the words "Ted Cruz" for some reason when he found my humble blog.

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30 May 2013

Ted Cruz


so anyway, via Doug Ross we find Ted Cruz delivering the Commencement address at Hillsdale College:
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29 May 2013

Real People

Bill Whittle's Afterburner...

so anyway, this:
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27 May 2013

A new feature (Updated)

Let's give this a try...

so anyway, tonight will be the inaugural run of my weekly "link dump".  Here's what I'm talkin' 'bout:  as I go through the week, I keep a Notepad file up on Dropbox (try it...it'll change your life) where I park links, headlines, quotations, snippets of text cut and pasted from the inter-web net-tubes, etc.  Things I want to look up later, or maybe turn into a blog post here at Supply Side Politics 2.0.  Some weeks, there are several dozen links and other items that never see the light of day again.  So, my plan is to dump that file here on Sunday evenings "InstaPundit"-style, just the link or item, and if I can remember why I had captured it in the first place.  Tonight, for the series debut, I'm dumping the contents from my Notepad files for the weeks starting 13MAY13 and 20MAY13.  So without further adieu, let's light this candle:


TFG's scandals, laid out in bracket form ¶

Dana Loesch, prior to Tuesday's TEA Party protests at IRS offices (I actually posted on this one.)

"If the thought that a protest would distract from a winning narrative then we shouldn’t have had the health care protests at all. Protests drive attention to the issue being protested. In this case, it’s the IRS and big government. Entre caveat: I don’t want to see a single sign about Obama. I don’t want to see a single sign about Biden. Or FLOTUS. Or vacations. Or anything other than the overreaching power of big government. No signs on anything other than this malicious and criminal behavior was perpetuated by a government too big to be held accountable. It was carried out behind a veil of purposeful complexity."
My post about Trigger Talk Radio, that I pitched for the AoSHQ Gun Thread (they declined to include it, but there's always next week)¶
"Why limit yourself to a 5-watt CB? You can get ham radio transmitters with up to 1000 watts power. Combine that with a good antenna, and you have transcontinental or ocean-spanning comms ability. And there is no longer a Morse Code requirement to get a ham license, so it's possible to do for even someone casually interested in radio. You do have to write a technical exam, but one does not have to be any kind of electronics geek to pass it, and there are plenty of study guides for it. Think of the exam as being somewhere on the high-school level of understanding electronics.Posted by: zombie Clara Petacci at May 22, 2013 01:24 AM"
From a conversation on the ONT where I had suggested that we should all get CB radios, 'cause THEY can shut down the inter-web net-tube and all the cell phones...¶

James Lileks' flickr feed.  There are pictures of Jasper.  Who'd have thunk it?¶

http://www.startrekcomics.info/parodies.html Not sure where this came from, but I remember being disappointed¶

Trey Gowdy, from Wednesday.  I posted this before, but it never gets old....
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25 May 2013

Saturday Night Video (Updated)

stealing a page from Stephen "VodkaPundit" Green....

So anyway, I just discovered End of the Line by Traveling Wilburys a few weeks ago and it's rapidly becoming one of my all time favorite songs:
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22 May 2013

Best part of today's IRS hearing

Trey Gowdy....

so anyway, ICYMI, Trey Gowdy was the first to object to Lerner being dismissed by Issa.  By the end of the hearing, Gowdy's position held; Lerner will be called back to testify tomorrow.

Issa dismissed Lerner, Gowdy objected.  Lerner left the chamber.  Gowdy sat and fumed for the better part of three hours, then it was his turn to question the witnesses:
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21 May 2013

Protest Time

today is the day...it's long overdue

so anyway, via Doug Ross we see this:

Over at Red State, Dana Loesch (who's been to a protest or three over the years) has some guidelines:
"... Protests drive attention to the issue being protested. In this case, it’s the IRS and big government. Entre caveat: I don’t want to see a single sign about Obama. I don’t want to see a single sign about Biden. Or FLOTUS. Or vacations. Or anything other than the overreaching power of big government. No signs on anything other than this malicious and criminal behavior was perpetuated by a government too big to be held accountable."
Glenn Reynolds adds another important caveat:  watch out for infiltrators.

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19 May 2013

2A on the AM

Radio, that is....

so anyway, this may come as a surprise to you, but there's actually a conservative talk radio station in The Peoples' Republik of AnnArbor.  It's true!  WAAMTalk1600 broadcasts from the belly of the Beast and generally operates as a thorn in the side of the progtards, libtards, and University of Michigan professors (BIRM).

To further annoy the bleeding-hearts, WAAM recently added a program called Trigger Talk Radio to their Saturday morning line-up.  The show is on from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Eastern every Saturday, and podcasts are available of past shows.

You can read the bio of the host, Dick Cupka, here.

WAAMTalk1600 has a "Listen Live" link at the top of their homepage (as Glenn would say "We'll it is the 21st century, after all") so you can listen from anywhere you have inter-web net-tube access.

The show is always interesting, and I learn something new each week.  The 04MAY13 show was particularly interesting, as the discussion was about the usefulness of putting you guns into a "Gun Trust", mainly for transfer to your heirs, but there are other reasons to do this as well. The next time your Doctor (who, if you like him, you can keep him...) asks the ACA-mandated "Do you have any firearms in your household?", you can look him in the eye and say "I do not own any guns" without perjuring yourself.

Give it a listen on Saturday morning.

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17 May 2013

Quote of The Day

spot on...

so anyway, this was posted to Facespace today:

"Some of us warned America; we cautioned voters in 2008 that a community organizer with no executive experience and no sense of accountability would be a very poor choice for the nation’s top management position." - Sarah Palin
You can read the whole thins over at The Right Scoop.

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Rant of The Day

Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA)

so anyway, what this guy said:
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13 May 2013

Justified Righteous Indignation

Cold Fury has got the goods

so anyway, I meant to post this of Saturday, but I was unavoidably detained.  Mark Steyn's column on Saturday was on The Benghazi Lie, in which he posits "A failure of character of this magnitude corrodes the integrity of the state."  Which set Mike Hendrix of Cold Fury fame right off:


The State that rammed Obamacare straight up the ass of its subjects against their will, clearly expressed in the 2010 anti-Ogabe landslide?

The State that jails dissident film makers for clumsily insulting the not-quite-official-yet State religion?...

The State even now engaging in a coverup of its obvious malfeasance in show hearings on an act of war resulting in the murder of an ambassador, hearings that will result in nothing of any real note or worth?"

Mike does righteous indignation with the best of 'em, and he's spot on here.  Read the whole thing.  While you're at it, read his post on the brewing dust-up on TFG using the IRS to target Tea Party groups.

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12 May 2013

Benghazi is coming home to roost...

I found this lurking in the "Draft" folder and cannot find my supporting notes.  Written on 05MAY13, it's kinda old news, but important, still. 

My original sub-head was "To quote Flounder: "This is going to be great!"..."

so anyway, the Benghazi shit just got real over the past 54-ish hours.  Friday afternoon, Stephen F. Hayes of The Weekly Standard fame drops dime. 

"Even as the White House strove last week to move beyond questions about the Benghazi attacks of Tuesday, September 11, 2012, fresh evidence emerged that senior Obama administration officials knowingly misled the country about what had happened in the days following the assaults. The Weekly Standard has obtained a timeline briefed by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence detailing the heavy substantive revisions made to the CIA’s talking points, just six weeks before the 2012 presidential election, and additional information about why the changes were made and by whom."

See also:


An ongoing Congressional investigation across five House Committees concerning 
the events surrounding the September 11, 2012, terrorist attacks on U.S. facilities in 
Benghazi, Libya has made several determinations to date, including:

  • Reductions of security levels prior to the attacks in Benghazi were approved at the highest levels of the State Department, up to and including Secretary Clinton. This fact contradicts her testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on January 23, 2013.
  • In the days following the attacks, White House and senior State Department officials altered accurate talking points drafted by the Intelligence Community in order to protect the State Department.
  • Contrary to Administration rhetoric, the talking points were not edited to protect classified information. Concern for classified information is never mentioned in email traffic among senior Administration officials.

These preliminary findings illustrate the need for continued examination and 
oversight by the five House Committees. The Committees will continue to review who 
exactly was responsible for the failure to respond to the repeated requests for more 
security and for the effort to cover up the nature of the attacks, so that appropriate officials 
will be held accountable.

Read the whole Hayes thing.  He lays it out, chapter and verse.  I'll find the link to the "Executive Summary" and will update accordingly.

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10 May 2013

Benghazi (again)

this theme will continue until further notice...

so anyway, this little gem was produced by the RNC but not released.  Because: Stoopid Party, that's why
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09 May 2013

Random Thoughts and things you should read about Benghazi

and some off-standard content...

so anyway, I managed to catch about an hour of the Benghazi hearings yesterday, and have been reading the inter-web net-tubes, as is my habit.  A couple of things caught my eye:

Polliwog ends her hiatus with a parable.  I've heard of something like this, but I just can't place it...

Ragin' Dave has absolutely no doubts about Benghazi.  I'm in the same camp.

Your first destination for anything involving the State Department, sorry, The Department of State should be Consul-at-Arms.  He has an "outsider's insider's view"  (as in: he's a Department of State Foreign Service Officer, so he knows how things are 'sposed to work; but he's outside the Benghazi loop):

"The Benghazi story certainly seems to have heated-up again this week, with three “whistle-blowers” reportedly coming forward to testify before Congress.
CAA has a few thoughts and observations, but first the caveats and digressions..."
Finally, Jeff Goldstein has had enough:
They sicken me in a way I cannot even put into words — and that’s saying something, given my occasionally-documented facility with the language.  These people are monsters of a sort, but even that appellation can do their rank cynicism and their easy disregard for conscience no real justice.
Read the whole thing(s)

In other "off-standard" news, I had an interview this afternoon that went very well, after which I went to the range and proceeded to shoot like a spastic retarded monkey on crack.  So I'm not posting any targets anytime soon.

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08 May 2013

The Benghazi Hearings

This is Serious You Guys...

so anyway, I'm catching bits and pieces of the Benghazi hearings; my initial take-away is that Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Maryland) is a dick with ears.

I'm sure I'll be adding updates...

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Rep. Mahoney (?) (D-New York) is an asshat.


Via Ace....
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07 May 2013

Comic Genius

Damn it feels good to be linking Iowahawk again....

so anyway, today's assignment is a two-step process.  I assume you already have at least a passing familiarity with the original three Star Wars movies.

First, watch this:
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04 May 2013

Another Licensing Achievement

I'm on a roll...

so anyway, I am now officially licensed to pilot one of these bad mo-fos:

Yes, it's a fork truck.  Your question was....?
My licensing successes just keep piling up.

Yes, yes, I hear your cries: "Dude!  You're a Cost Estimator / Financial Analyst / part-time Industrial Engineer / what-ever.  Why do you need (or even want) a fork truck license?"

Because: Shut Up.  That's why.

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03 May 2013

Breitbart sites down?

WTF?, over...

so anyway, for the past hour or so I'be been getting Error 503 when trying to access any of the myriad of Breitbart sites.  Are they under attack?

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02 May 2013

And now for something completely different

Identify the title's reference and win a Lifetime Platinum Membership to Supply Side Politics...

so anyway, I don't usually post this kind of thing, but this may just be the bestest cat pic posted on the inter-web net-tubes, EVAH.

Read the comments for extra-bonus funny.

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01 May 2013

The Changes were un-intentional (Updated)

Lucy gots a lot of 'splainin' to do...

so anyway, something has gone horribly wrong with the template and the appearance of the blog has changed.

I am unfavorably impressed.  I'm not a big fan of "change".

I'm working on restoring Supply Side Politics to it's previous..ahem...glory.  I'll keep you posted.  If you would be so kind, drop a comment on this or any post on the blog and let me know what you're seeing, appearance-wise.  Thx.

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Problem solved.  It looks like I got a little fat-fingered whilst practicing my HTML-fu.  all better now.