The Return of Ten Buck Friday

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Week Three of a Nine Week Mission, to Seek Out new life for the Senate, to Boldly Go where our nation needs to be!

Focusing on the Senate races (Republicans need just six seats to oust the Dimbulb from Searchlight, Harry Reid as majority leader, ten to show Obama what the country really thinks of him!), is it worth ten bucks a week (1 1/2 lbs. of bacon?) to eliminate Reid's control and give the Senate responsible leadership again?

With that in mind, this week we look to the open Senate seat in AR. Can you contribute just $10 to Senate candidate Tom Cotton? Real Clear Politics has Cotton up 1.7 points on the average, and rates the state as a toss up.

You can contribute to Tom Cotton here. Good luck and Godspeed, Tom! (If you mark your contribution as "Ten Buck Friday", they'll see if the blogosphere can give them a little bump.)

Note: I've gotten one report back of difficulty donating through that link. I tried it myself just now, and it worked perfectly. Let me know if you have any trouble donating and we'll contact the campaign if necessary. -Proof

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Scottish Independence Vote Appears to be Going Down

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Aberdeen, the nation's third largest city, voted to stay 59-41%
 Glasgow voted to go 55- 43% with a 75% turn out.

The "no"s appear to have it overall.

 Great Britain remains as great as it was yesterday.

 - Cross posted at Proof Positive

Mark Twain on Obama's Coalition Building

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Obama has a problem. Yes, I know I am the King of Understatement. But I was speaking specifically in terms of his coalition building attempts to battle ISIS/ISIL/IS/ those 'beheading folk'. He once again makes the classic blunder of telling his opponents exactly what he will and won't do in regards to "managing" the ISIS crisis. One of those things he has been adamant about is committing combat troops, commonly referred to as "boots on the ground".

Obama is willing to send bombers and intel and support personnel, but refuses (at the present time) to commit combat troops to the effort. The reasoning?
 "..this is not our fight alone. American power can make a decisive difference, but we cannot do for Iraqis what they must do for themselves, nor can we take the place of Arab partners in securing their region... America will lead a broad coalition to roll back this terrorist threat."
You see, it's not really our fight, well, it's kind of our fight, but just because we're leading the fight doesn't mean it's our fight. It's your region, so it's only fair that you guys put up the bulk of the cannon fodder, er, boots on the ground!

Man! That really ranks up there with "I have not just yet begun to fight!" doesn't it? More like, "Damn the torpedoes, you guys go on ahead, I'll catch up with you!"

Other than a sophomoric "fairness" argument, I have not heard Obama make the case for why any country should commit ground troops to a war where we will not.

America is seen by most of the world as a land of wealth. People we consider as being "below the poverty line" have a standard of living envied by most of the third world.  One of the criticisms of the Viet Nam war, advanced by good liberals, was that the draft was "unfair" because the sons of the wealthy were able to avoid it. The sons of poor people died in disproportionately high numbers to the sons of the wealthy.  The son of Senator Al Gore did go to Viet Nam, but as a REMF with a typewriter, well behind the battle lines. I don't believe that he has ever heard a "shot fired in anger". And George W. Bush, even though he was trained as a fighter pilot, still caused apoplexy among liberals as being "AWOL from Viet Nam".

How much will the world, Mr. President, view your request for ground troops from poorer nations to engage in mortal combat, while the sons of the 'affluent' sit home and play Mortal Kombat? "Unfair"?

Ray Rice-a-Roni: Now Being Ill Served

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No one who has seen the video of Ray Rice clocking his fiancee condones his action. It is appalling. And no one wants to condone or excuse domestic violence. There is no excuse for abusing the weak and defenseless. But, is justice being served with Ray Rice? About four out of five commentators are telling us that the problem is rampant in the NFL and an example needs to be made of this guy. But, is there really an epidemic of domestic abuse in the NFL?

Remember it was not that long ago that some feminist group was warning us about the dramatic increase of domestic violence during the Super Bowl. Only, there was no dramatic increase. There was no evidence, just some groups assertion that it was true and, as you know, it's the seriousness of the accusation that trumps any evidence of the crime.
"...arrest rates among NFL players are quite low compared to national averages for men in their age range."
-Benjamin Morris

Mr. Morris put together a chart comparing NFL players (who make the news a lot) to the population at large in the same age range:

The Return of Ten Buck Friday

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Week Two of a Nine Week Mission, to Seek Out new life for the Senate, to Boldly Go where our nation has been before! Once again focusing on the Senate races (Republicans need just six seats to oust the Dimbulb from Searchlight, Harry Reid as majority leader), is it worth ten bucks a week (30 pkgs. of Ramen?) to eliminate Reid's control and give the Senate responsible leadership again? With that in mind, this week we look to the open Senate seat in IA.

Can you contribute just $10 to Senate candidate Joni Ernst? Real Clear Politics has Ernst up .2 points on the average, and rates the state as a toss up. You can contribute to Joni Ernst here.

Good luck and Godspeed, Joni! (If you mark your contribution as "Ten Buck Friday", they'll see if the blogosphere can give them a little bump.)

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Adrienne's Corner
 Diogenes' Middle Finger
 Fishersville Mike
 Laughing Conservative
Left Coast Rebel 
 Mind Numbed Robot
Political Clown Parade
Proof Positive
Texas Conservative News
Theo Spark
Wyblog

"Citizen Kerry"

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Directed by Orson Welles...
Cross posted at Proof Positive