Archive for the ‘CPAC’ Category
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…
Don’t miss John Hawkins’s CPAC experience, too!
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.
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…)
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.
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.
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…
streaming live at Townhall.com
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,
How does one carry a gun in a plane?
You can not carry it in your carry-on.
You can, however, carry it in your checked-in luggage.
It has to be in a hard case, and it has to be totally locked, iwth a chain around the handle, and a lock (any kind of lock). The checked baggage has to be locked.
If it’s an automatic gun, the magazine has to be out. Any gun you bring has to be unloaded.
Juliette has a Barretta 40 caliber Smith & Wesson PX 4- storm.
I like it!
MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL: Make sure to declare the gun at the security line. When you say that, they have to inspect it, so you have to unlock your luggage and the gun case, so everybody’s happy. A lot of the people around you will be paying attention. “A gun!”, they will say. Then the security people put a little paper in the gun case saying they inspected it.
Be nice to Juliette, folks.
Meanwhile, over at Obi’s Sister…
UPDATE, Friday 19 Feb.,
Commenter Skip adds,
Please clarify one thing for your readers, though: when passengers with appropriately cased handguns arrive at the airport, they must go to their airline’s ticket counter and declare the unloaded firearm. The ticket agent gives them a declaration form to sign and place in the box with their gun and then transfers the checked bag containing the gun to TSA. The passenger does not declare the handgun to TSA; they declare it to the airline agent.