Wednesday, July 16, 2003

To help celebrate Bastile Day, the lovely Lee Ann offers a nice Frogstomp.
Jerry! Jerry! Jerry!

Jonah Goldberg in today's G-File smacks around Jerry Springer and his candidacy for Ohio Senator, a sample:

If you thought it wasn't worth voting until Jerry Springer came along, our society doesn't really need your vote...
Giving Some Thanks

A salute to Nate, a young Baptist conservative, over at Politics and Law School blog for adding me to his blogroll.

And a hearty handshake to TBL for adding me into The-Blacklist Roll of Honor
Candidate Launches Attack Website

Supporters of Mitch Tyner, trial lawyer and long-shot Republican candidate for Mississippi Governor, have started a website,, attacking Tyner's rival, Haley Barbour. Aesthetically, it's a well-designed website, and it's easy to navigate through. However, the content is

On the main page, there's this short sentence:

"Haley Barbour, Washington Lobbyist gone Gubernatorial Candidate in Mississippi, was featured in Arriana Huffington's Pigs At The Trough.  If you want information on fatcat, Haley Barbour, here it is.  Draw your own conclusions."

Perhaps someone might wish to inform Mr. Tyner and the outfit that created that website that Huffington hasn't been considered a conservative since 1995 or so (and even back then, she was a bit iffy). After all, Mr. Tyner's campaign theme is that he is the true conservative in the race, and using the liberal Huffington might not help advance that idea.

Now on to the categories listed on the site that contain links to critical articles of Barbour. What's fascinating about these categories is that they attack Barbour from differing idealogical perspectives. From a social conservative view point, the site goes after Barbour for associating with pro-abortion groups and politicans, for encouraging gays to join the GOP, and for lobbying for gambling business groups. Yet, on the "Environment," "Health Care," and "Tobacco" pages, the attacks are of a definite Left-wing favor, though given that Tyner is a trial lawyer, it isn't surprising that he bashes Barbour's connections to "Big Phrama" and "Big Tobacco."

While the site may rise some fair points, such as Ted Turner hiring Barbour as a lobbyist to persuade the Congress to pay the UN $1 billion in supposed back dues, the website creators used any criticism made of Barbour, regardless of the fact that the sum of the criticism doesn't seem to come from a coherent politicial point of view.

Tuesday, July 15, 2003

Abortion Rights Groups Aren't Happy With MS

From today's Clarion-Ledger:

"Mississippi is one of the worst states in the nation in terms of imposing anti-choice restrictions," said Mary Jane Gallagher, executive president of the Washington, D.C.-based NARAL Pro-Choice America, a group that in January gave the state an 'F' for its abortion laws.

Ah, yes, those pesky redneck Mississippians with their sense of morality!

via Magnolia Report

Saturday, July 12, 2003

Quick Hits

The U.S.S. Ronald Reagan: Now ready to kick rear ends and take names. More awe-inspiring than the U.S.S. Jimmy Carter.

Chuck Morse, a staunch conservative talk radio host in Boston, is thinking about running against incumbent Democratic congressman Barney Frank in 2004. A conservative Republican candidate in Massachusetts? Who know such a thing could exist?

Pat Robertson defends Liberian "President" and all-around thug Charles Taylor. Could it be that a Robertson owned company, Freedom Gold, has $8 million invested in a mining venture under an agreement with Taylor's regime? Like they always say, "Follow the money."

Robert Bork pens an interesting piece on whether civil liberties have been threaten since September 11.