Monday, March 8, 2010

My Daily Picks: March 08, 2010

Rich County, Blue County (Md and Va together now claim 11 of the top 25)
Rich counties and rich states may be bluer at the ballot box, but the money they pour into races for either Republicans or Democrats is still green.

Murtha Seat* Update
On Thursday night, the Republican party of Pennsylvania will hold a conferee meeting at 7 p.m. at the Fred M. Rogers Center at Saint Vincent College to nominate a candidate to fill the GOP position on the ballot for the upcoming May 18 special election to fill the vacant seat in the 12th congressional district.

Politico Shocked That Right-Wing Refuses to Accept Responsibility for Left-Wing Violence
Politico seems shocked and surprised that the conservative right refuses to take responsibility for the Pentagon shooting. I mean, so what that the shooter was a Bush-hating registered Democrat who believed the Bush-Cheney crime family was behind 9-11.

The Packards Want Carly Fiorina to Pack It In
“If Ms. Fiorina is what passes for conservative in Washington today, then the establishment has veered sadly to the left,” writes Arianna Packard, grand daughter of David Packard, the co-founder of HP, in a letter RedState has obtained a copy of.

Virginia health bill could foil Obama proposal
RICHMOND - Here in the former capital of the Old Confederacy, where resistance to the supremacy of federal law has a long and tortuous history, a new battle is being waged over a question that could undercut a key part of President Obama’s health care proposal: whether Washington can require that most Americans have health insurance.

Kansas City wants to close half its public schools
Kansas City was held up as a national example of bold thinking when it tried to integrate its schools by making them better than the suburban districts where many kids were moving. The result was one school with an Olympic-sized swimming pool and another with recording studios.

Obama's student loan monopoly
Here is what they haven't told us: The Education Department will borrow money at 2.8 percent from the Treasury, lend it to you at 6.8 percent and spend the difference on new programs. So you'll work longer to pay off your student loan to help pay for someone else's education-and to help your U.S. representative's reelection.

Counterculture: A Leftist Speaks Out
Pilar Rahola is a Spanish politician, journalist and activist and member of the far left. Here she calls out her own, and basically illustrates why so many of us have parted company with the Left.

Immigration Reform Backers Cite Rally, Urge Action
Supporters of immigration reform legislation are pointing to a March 21 rally on the National Mall as a target date for Members to release legislative language that could be marked up this year.

Shamnesty alert from Michelle Malkin
The latest push comes as Sens. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who continue to hone a bipartisan outline on immigration reform, prepare to meet Monday afternoon with President Barack Obama on the subject. {Meeting was cancelled on Monday}

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