Last weekend I fell short of being able to attend a wedding, keep up with my online course, do my weekend warrior thing, and squeeze in an FMJRA post. When sanity and the law limit your stimulants to caffeine, that's what happens.
So we'll have a double browser-buster post this time, split in two parts, and get this porch cleared of debris. They say when the refrigerator count gets above three, you might be lookin' trashy.
These links should have been last Saturday's post, but cherish them nonetheless.
Richmond Tea Party
Stacy continued his illustrious string of Tea Party speeches in Richmond. He's careful to schedule them when I'm unavoidably detained. I think he fears heckling.
- PAWatercooler posts a shot of RSM hitting a high note. Whether he was referring to himself as "Darlin'" or "Mac the Knife" at that moment is hard to discern from the photo.
- The mighty Instapundit noticed this humble blog's presence at the Richmond Tea Party.
- United Conservatives linked the Richmod Tea Party report.
- Jimmie noted the Richmond Excursion, but seemed challenged to link the Pink Elephant Pundit. What Jimmie was up to that gave him all of this trouble with pink elephants, one cannot say. By the way, what's that potent liquid in the canning jar on the back shelf behind the register at the Sundries Shack?
- Moe Lane on IG-Gate:
[Stacy McCain's] not particularly impressed with the willingness of Democrats to ignore the implications - and really, neither am I; but I don’t think that either of us are particularly surprised, either. The more that one looks into this, the more hidden minefields there are in the form of entrenched Democratic party interests. You have to expect that their lower-level staffers and officials are not particularly willing to screw their courage to the sticking point on this one...I'll opine that as the Chicago Tumor grows and threatens to metastasize, this probably becomes a handy tool. They keep piling up facts at a low frequency, and, if it becomes expedient, they can probably make it grounds for impeachment. Which doesn't say much for the 111th Congress's committment to integrity as such, but we are talking about Congress. We certainly have the bozos for whom We The People voted.
Stacy's title alluded to the classic Dire Straits cut, of course. Let's just admit it: Knopfler jams.
- A Title of the Week from Carolyn Tackett.
- Daily Pundit on Cash for Clunkers: "laugh riot of primal dumbassery". Maybe these United States are the most expensive comedy club in human history.
- Jimmie was equally dumbfounded at Maxine Walters on The Hill's beauty roundup.
- The PA Watercooler called for response to the RSM "Pittsburgh Bridge Trolls" taunt
- Another Black Conservative gives a thumbs down for Maxine Walters.
- Jimmie picked up on the choice of Hunter S. Thompson for a strictly hypothetical beverage.
- Political By Line, whose Iowa-class battleship masthead really turns my screws, quoted the 'exit criteria' question this blog posed on Gates-aquiddick.
- Carol linked us in a thorough review of the story, in case anyone was totally asleep on the point.
- Poli-Tea party quotes Stacy on health care reform: "Every Republican vote for such legislation is a nail in the coffin of the GOP...Kill the bill!" Remember, boys and girls, this legislation is a zombie, and the prescription for zombies is shotgun shells, not fire.
- Right of Course enjoyed the meditation on Romney and Federalism.
- The Associated Press check called it a "real conservative perspective". The Porch Manqué lives for this sort of feedback.
- Jimmie rogers up for supporting Romney, if he's got any Federalist thoughts under that immaculate hair.
- Another Black Conservative plays the Nancy Reagan card on Obamacare.
Malignant Narcissim has a cool story behind it. The female soundbite is from Team America: World Police "Usually a case of malignant narcissism brought on during childhood"
I can understand people not enjoying Geddy's tenor vocals on Rush. But Stacy came up with some cheesy excuse about not liking Rush due to a low blues content. Whatever, man. Readers are encouraged to heap abuse upon Stacy concerning this specific point of silliness.
Economy--Should We Opt For One That Doesn't Suck?
- Dr. Melissa links a Paul Krugman link while wondering aloud about the recession. I predict that the economic amphetamines wear off after Labor Day, and more dope doesn't help the addict. But that's a common sense prediction, not a doctor's prescription.
- Joel Pavelski links the economic confusion post in the midst of a broader roundup.
- Obi's Sister had a roundup asking How Bad is Bad? One is at a loss to figure out how this blog could possibly find itself profiled in such a lineup.
- Troglopundit hat tips us most graciously for generatl good humor.
- Jimmie had a qualilty meditation about Dan Rather, in contrast to old-school types like Stacy.
- Right View from the Left Coast liked the Dead Kennedys link in the Gatesaquiddick fiasco.
- A shout to Cassandra, and she knows why.
- Made a roundup at Carolyn Tackett's Closet for the post I Must Be An Idiot. See, Mr. President, what a forthright approach can get you?
- Rhetorican and I took turns linking each other on a Ben Stein piece.
- The Knappster links us on the Million Hits topic in suitably shameless fashion, offering a couple of other interesting thoughts.