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The Howard Stern-ing of the Wisconsin showdown

By Michelle Malkin  •  February 23, 2011 11:43 AM

A left-wing website that specializes in pranking celebrities, pundits, and politicians — a la Howard Stern — is doing a Snoopy dance over a fake call its operatives made to GOP Gov. Scott Walker. The hoaxer pretended to be David Koch, the progs’ favorite capitalist target. I’m not going to give any direct traffic to […]

“Get a little bloody:” It’s the union way

By Michelle Malkin  •  February 23, 2011 10:51 AM

Thuggery? What thuggery? Oh, yeah. That thuggery: A Democratic Congressman from Massachusetts is raising the stakes in the nation’s fight over the future of public employee unions, saying emails aren’t enough to show support and that it is time to “get a little bloody.” “I’m proud to be here with people who understand that it’s […]

The Kansas Horror: Abortion whitewashes and witch hunts

By Michelle Malkin  •  February 23, 2011 10:09 AM

In 2007, Johnson County, KS DA and former Kansas Attorney General Phil Kline brought a 107-count criminal complaint against a Planned Parenthood operation. In response to his whistle-blowing investigative work, Kline was put on trial and faces disbarment. NRO’s Kathryn Lopez reports on the witch hunt: He has been portrayed as a nutty prosecutor with […]

Fleebaggers: The New Cut-and-Run Democrats

By Michelle Malkin  •  February 23, 2011 09:35 AM

Fleebaggers: The New Cut-and-Run Democrats by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2011 First lady Michelle Obama said, “Let’s Move!” Who knew Democratic politicians in Wisconsin and Indiana would take her literally? Faced with stifling debt, bloated pensions and intractable government unions, liberal Midwestern legislators have fled those states — paralyzing Republican fiscal reform efforts. Like […]

It’s official: Rahm Emanuel is Chicago’s new boss

By Michelle Malkin  •  February 22, 2011 09:20 PM

“Giddy.”

Come and get it: Fleebagger WI Democrats will have to pick up paychecks in person

By Michelle Malkin  •  February 22, 2011 05:53 PM

Isn’t it good to see Republicans playing hardball with delinquent Democrats? Perfect: State senators who miss two or more session days will no longer get paid through direct deposit. They’ll have to pick up their checks in person on the Senate floor during a session. The new rule is aimed at forcing the return of […]

PolitiFact to “debunk” my Gwen Moore/abortion post

By Michelle Malkin  •  February 22, 2011 05:38 PM

If PolitiFact actually stuck to checking facts, as opposed to getting into scraps over political opinions, it might still be able to call itself a neutral watchdog. But PolitiFact is a political organization wrapped in the false mantle of objectivity. Karl in the Hot Air Green Room put it well in December when the group […]

Brief Quiz: How Often Does the AFL-CIO President Speak to Somebody in the White House?

By Doug Powers  •  February 22, 2011 03:39 PM

**Written by Doug Powers We’re aware that the current administration is all about designing the country around the wants of Big Labor at the expense of… well, just about everything else. But how much personal communication do they really have? Here’s a brief quiz: By his own admission, how often does AFL-CIO head Richard Trumka […]

Murderous madman Gaddafi blames U.S. — and drug-addled youth “rats”

By Michelle Malkin  •  February 22, 2011 11:31 AM

Loony-tunes dictator Muammar Gaddafi refused to step down in a trademark bizarro Libyan TV address this morning. He babbled hysterically about druggie kids instigating terror, blamed American planes for bombing innocent civilians, and ranted about the devil. He blamed the unrest on “cowards and traitors” who were seeking to portray Libya as a place of […]

American Christian missionairies kidnapped, slaughtered by Somali Muslim pirates

By Michelle Malkin  •  February 22, 2011 10:31 AM

The last Somali pirate action against Americans I blogged about was in April 2009, but the chaos on the high seas has not abated. Today, we learn four Americans are dead after Somali Muslim pirates kidnapped and killed them in the Gulf of Aden. Pray for their families: Four Americans, including a couple from Southern […]

Rank-and-file teachers speak truth to prog power

By Michelle Malkin  •  February 22, 2011 09:36 AM

“To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.” – Thomas Jefferson Since my days as a columnist for the Seattle Times, I’ve profiled courageous public school educators who have challenged the compulsory dues racket of their teachers’ unions. Here’s my 1999 column on […]

Who Wants Some Tax Tips From Charlie Rangel?

By Doug Powers  •  February 22, 2011 09:32 AM

H&R Schlock

Gadhafi’s Fairly Unconvincing ‘I’m Still in Charge’ Speech Setting

By Doug Powers  •  February 21, 2011 11:34 PM

**Written by Doug Powers (Note: Everybody spells his last name differently, so I’m going to spell it a different way each time it’s mentioned and hope I get it right at least once) The situation in Libya with Gaddafi continues to deteriorate: Deep rifts opened in Moammar Gadhafi’s regime, with Libyan government officials at home […]

Bill Clinton and George HW Bush Chair New ‘National Institute for Civil Discourse’

By Doug Powers  •  February 21, 2011 03:32 PM

**Written by Doug Powers How did Richard Dreyfuss end up not being involved in this? Former presidents Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush will serve as honorary chairmen of a new center at the University of Arizona that will focus on civility in political debate, university officials will announce Monday. The National Institute for Civil […]

Happy Presidents’ Day: Comment registration is open Update: Registration closed

By Michelle Malkin  •  February 21, 2011 10:35 AM

Happy Presidents’ Day, readers. For a limited time only, by popular demand, comment registration is open. Click here to sign up. Acquaint yourselves with the terms of use. E-mail me at -writemalkin@gmail.com- if you have any problems. Put “COMMENT REGISTRATION” in the subject line. And welcome to the fold! *** Update: If you haven’t received […]

Fake sick teachers may cost Wisconsin taxpayers at least $6 million

By Michelle Malkin  •  February 21, 2011 01:09 AM

Criminey. By the MacIver Institute’s estimate, public school union members who have participated in the ruthless “sick-in’ campaign across Wisconsin may cost taxpayers at least an estimated $6 million: As Milwaukee Public School teachers left their classrooms to march in Madison Friday, they likely earned more than $3 million to not teach students in Wisconsin’s […]

Modest proposal: Use GPS to track truant Wisconsin teachers and state senators!

By Michelle Malkin  •  February 20, 2011 11:13 PM

Schools in Anaheim, California are now using GPS to track students who cut classes. Four strikes and you’re hooked up: Students with at least four unexcused absences will be given a handheld device with a GPS signal to verify their location, which officials hope will cut down on truancies. Anaheim School District Director of Safe […]

New Civility Update: Columbia University Students Heckle Purple Heart Veteran

By Doug Powers  •  February 20, 2011 04:33 PM

Shameful reception

Is Donald Trump a Conservative?

By Doug Powers  •  February 20, 2011 11:46 AM

**Written by Doug Powers The New York Daily News has a story today about the man who would be the first president whose hair required its own Secret Service detail. The piece is entitled “Conservatives are backing the comb-over candidate for 2012.” From the article: He stole the show with an impromptu speech at the […]

Get ready: SEIU’s Purple Army nationwide protest schedule; teachers’ unions pressure members to show “solidarity”

By Michelle Malkin  •  February 20, 2011 12:54 AM

Attention, taxpayers and Tea Party activists. The Purple Army is coming to your town. Don’t let these Big Labor goons monopolize the protest square like they monopolize government workers. Here’s their current schedule over the next four days nationwide via the SEIU website. All hands on deck: 2/21 – Helena, MT 2/21 – Carson City, […]

Photo gallery: What Big Labor protesters are teaching kids (language warning); Update: Slobs and more vulgarity and Fox hate

By Michelle Malkin  •  February 19, 2011 04:12 PM

Keepin’ it classy.

Badger State Battle: Unions vs. Tea Party in Wisconsin; Runaway Dems could be AWOL “for weeks;” recall campaigns launched; nine anti-Walker protesters arrested; fake doctors’ notes for fake sick teachers (VIDEO)

By Michelle Malkin  •  February 19, 2011 02:46 PM

It’s Battle of the Protest Bands in Madison today, with thousands of Tea Party activists standing with GOP Gov. Scott Walker on the state capitol grounds. (American Majority organized the pro-taxpayer event. AFP has a pro-Walker petition site here.) Here’s a photo overview (via news3jessica h/t JENin140): Sarah Palin sent in a note of support. […]

The ‘Union Hires Non-Union Picketers’ Story of the Day

By Doug Powers  •  February 19, 2011 01:34 PM

**Written by Doug Powers Unions hiring non-union labor to walk picket lines certainly isn’t a rarity, but this story from Michigan has some bonus irony: The business a local carpenter’s union hired homeless people to picket is a company that is a partner of the same shelter in which some of those homeless picketers live. […]

Gallup Poll: And the Greatest US President of All Time Is…

By Doug Powers  •  February 19, 2011 09:33 AM

Ron Reagan Jr. hardest hit

Defund-a-palooza: Planned Parenthood, Obamacare on notice

By Michelle Malkin  •  February 18, 2011 02:48 PM

I am going to celebrate the bipartisan passage of the De-Fund Planned Parenthood amendment by…eating Ramen, of course! The GOP Rep. Mike Pence-sponsored proposal passed on a bipartisan vote this afternoon 240-185. Nine Democrats joined the GOP majority. Seven Republicans crossed over to hold hands with the Planned Parenthood predation enablers. Steve Ertelt at LifeNews […]

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