Archive for the ‘CPAC’ Category

The second #CPAC12 bloggers roundup

Friday, February 4th, 2011

A drop in the ocean

Second Video Shows Planned Parenthood-Sex Trafficking Coverup

New Technology is Driving Abortion Issue in Congress and Courts

Climate Justice [Finally] in California: Judge Faults AB 32 “Cap and Trade” Law

In which I defend Michelle Obama against both the AP’s and Politico’s rank ignorance

Post-partisan president actually very polarizing president

Union Fights to Force You Into Obamacare While Getting Waivers for Itself

Why Two Favorable Rulings on ObamaCare Don’t Matter

Clothes Designer Uses Riots in Egypt as Ad Tool

The Pro-Life Credentials of Mitch Daniels

How do you reduce unemployment? Stop counting 319K people

Anatomy of a Smear- How Media Matters Exploits Fake Bigotry To Protect George Soros.

We are witnessing the collapse of the Middle East

Why the attempt to make the Muslim Brotherhood acceptable?

Egypt, Federalism and the ObamaCare Mandate, and the Gipper at 100 (Cato Weekly Dispatch for 2/4/11)

Rucho to NC Senate Democrats: “join us or cry about it”


In today’s podcast: John Hawkins

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

John Hawkins of Right Wing News talks about CPAC, conservatism, and politics in today’s podcast at 11AM Eastern.

Question: Does a Puerto Rican guy from Brooklyn sound like Chris Rock? VIDEO

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Jason Mattera at CPAC last Thursday,

Kate Zernike, blogging in the NYT,

He then mocked what he described, with a Chris Rock voice, as “diversity,” including, he said, college classes on “cyber feminism” and “what it means to be a feminist new black man.”

Brooklyn born-and-raised Mattera didn’t take well to Zernike’s post, and wants her fired:
The New York Times Should Terminate Character Assassin Zernike

For the record, Zernike must not even know what it means to impersonate Chris Rock. I sound nothing like him. Nothing. Judge for yourself. In any event, she obviously has her own racial demons to wrestle with if she thinks, as she apparently does, that all minorities sound the same. As a Puerto Rican man, I find such characterizations absurd and offensive.

Jason, I assure you that when you don’t meet a liberal’s ideological requirements, their comeback is, “You don’t even look Puerto Rican!” – UPDATE – speaking of which

Chuck DeVore talks to Moe Lane

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Following up on this morning’s podcast, here’s Moe’s interview with Chuck DeVore,

Here’s DeVore at CPAC,

In today’s podcast: CPAC in review

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Today at 11AM Eastern, Moe Lane and I review the events at CPAC10.

Don’t miss John Hawkins’s CPAC experience, too!

Related reading:
America’s conservatives
Upward and rightward: America’s conservatives are in ebullient mood

What did we talk about during dinner?

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

A couple of people saw this picture yesterday,

and asked, “What did you all talk about during dinner?”

Joy fills you in on the coversation,

We had a great discussion about New Media, the winds of political change, and (over the second bottle of wine) the sartorial disaster that is the First Lady of the United States. (Here, I pointed out that I held off for months after last year’s inaugeration on that one, not wanting to diss the wife of our Commander-in-Chief. But the ghastly choices she makes eventually burst the dam of my reluctance, and last night I was the cattiest one by far.)

Speaking of the CIC, during a discussion of daily prayer it was pointed out that he should be on our prayer lists, for several reasons—but two in particular. (That is, because he is our Chief Executive, and because we don’t care much for the way he’s handling the job. A political adversary counts as an “enemy” for the purposes of prayer. So you know what to do.)

She also makes a connection between Vanderleun and free-market capitalism, which you must go read.

(From left to right in the photo, Juliette, Joy, Fausta, Ginny, Kate.)

Unrelated to the subject, Gerard has honed his “Standard Apology for 21st Century Schmucks” for Tiger Woods. (Did we talk about Tiger Woods during dinner? For all I know we did, but after my third or fourth glass of wine…)

A brief roundup of CPAC friends

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

Baldilocks is enthusiastic about meeting Lt. Col. Allen West. Little Miss Attila posted this video,

Gay Patriot interviewed him after the speech, Alexander McCobin from Students For Liberty.
The Student Activist Who Spoke Up FOR GOProud At CPAC

More on the controversy here,

The GOProud political agenda has to do with fiscal conservatism and national security. That’s what mainstream conservatives believe in: a freedom and liberty agenda.

Obi’s sister posted about Thursday’s dinner, along with Kate.

Read why this is the most important video Gay Patriot’s ever posted

It is former Ohio Rep. Bob McEwen “speaking at CPAC 2010 where he delivered an outstanding presentation on Basic Economics and why Free Market Principles are essential to maintaining prosperity and freedom in America. He does a truly outstanding job, and explains it in language anyone can understand.”

Val Prieto posted on CPAC day 2.

Stacy and Smitty of The Other McCain ponder the rigors of CPAC blogging:

Stacy gave Steve Eggleston some advice on CPAC, too.

I posted an album of CPAC10 photos at Facebook. Go check it out.

Video from CPAC

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

A nice time with Ed Morrissey,

Got back home from CPAC this afternoon and have been busy, so it’s all about me, me, me!

And yes, that’s my phone you hear in the background…

Live CPAC coverage

Friday, February 19th, 2010

streaming live at

Webcam chat at Ustream

Congressman Mike Pence is visiting the blogger’s room right now

First question, “You’re running, aren’t you?”
Pence: “I have no plans to run for president, but I am serving my constituents in Indiana, and serving democracy. We need to fight for the common sense and common values of the people of the US.”

You can watch Pence’s speech at CPAC here,

Marco Rubio’s speech at CPAC

Friday, February 19th, 2010

yesterday morning,

Part 1

Part 2