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  • Colbert Interviews's Erick Erickson

    As a blogger, I often have a hard time figuring out where to draw the line between things that are suitable to write about publicly and personal thoughts that are best kept within an inner circle of my closest friends and loved ones. Thankfully,'s Erick Erickson was on The Colbert Report last night, so I now know the best place to draw that line is somewhere between accusing a Supreme Court Justice of fucking both goats and children and likening a White House spokesperson to the architect of Kristallnacht.

    The Colbert Report airs Monday through Thursday at 11:30pm / 10:30c.

    Tags: Barack Obama, David Souter, Erick Erickson, Nazis, Red State, Stephen Colbert, The Colbert Report, Video
  • A Huge Win for Conservatives

    RedState's Erick Erickson on the NY-23 race

    The race has now been called for Democrat Bill Owens. This is a huge win for conservatives.

    That statement is a huge win for self-parody.

    Tags: Bill Owens, Dede Scozzafava, Doug Hoffman, House of Representatives, New York, Red State
  • Angry Conservatives Get Salty with Olympia Snowe

    olympia-snowe-whoaAs the only member of the Indecision team who can pronounce the word 'ayuh' correctly, I feel it is my duty to comment on this item:

    One week after lending her vote of support to the Senate Finance Committee's health care reform bill, Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, has gained countless column inches of newspaper exposure and at least 115 pounds of rock salt.

    [T]he influx of rock salt came as a surprise to the senator's staff, who said they received a bundled UPS shipment of 23 5-pound bags of salt to Snowe's Portland office.

    Popular conservative blog RedState sparked the makeshift protest with a post a week ago. In a play on Snowe's name, Erick Erickson, managing editor of the site and author of the post, wrote, "What melts snow? Rock salt," and urged readers to send just that as a sign of disapproval.

    Okay, so. Right. Nothing shames a Mainer like receiving 115 pounds of rock salt, for free, in late October. Maybe these folks could "turn up the heat" on Sen. Snowe by sending her a couple tanks of heating oil, while they're at it?

    Also, at the risk of being a heartless gimmick-wrecker, you don't put rock salt on snow. Rock salt goes on ice. Snow is dealt with by using shovels, plows and snowblowers… but it could get expensive, mailing these things across the country, and idignation only justifies so much postage.

    And a "Blow Snowe" campaign would be going too far, even for RedState.

    Tags: Health Care, Maine, Olympia Snowe, Red State
  • Olympia Snowe Well-Prepared for Narnian Winter

    Posted by Elizabeth Erickson

    Well, the Snowestorm has begun (see, I can do it, too!). The first signs of public outcry are popping up on the interwebs over Sen. Olympia Snowe's controversial health care reform vote, like this sketchy call to arms from Erick Erickson at

    Olympia Snowe has sold out the country. Having been banished to our world after Aslan chased her out of Narnia, Snowe is intent on corrupting this place too.

    So we should melt her.

    What melts snow? Rock salt.

    I'm going to ship this 5 pound bag of rock salt to her office in Maine. It’s only $3.00. You should join me.

    Obviously this is meant as some sort of satire, as everyone knows the White Witch was defeated by Aslan during the battle at the Fords of Beruna when he crushed her into black smoke. Even if she had been "banished," are we really supposed to believe that Mr. Ketterly would have let her use the magic rings to travel between worlds again? Please. I think the learned is lesson.

    And p.s., Mr. Man-Who-Stole-My-Last-Name, the only thing that can melt the ever-lasting winter of the Ice Queen Jadis's reign is the coming of Aslan, so even were your metaphor an apt one, Sen. Snowe's nominal support of a watered-down and extremely conservative health care reform bill is here to stay.

    For a while.

    Providing she stays happy with the changes she now has the influence to make.

    Tags: Health Care, Maine, Olympia Snowe, Red State, Senate
  • There's Also This Explanation for Barack Obama's Nobel Prize

    barack-obama-walking-vertStill wondering why Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize for, um, whatever he won the Nobel Peace Prize for?

    Well, wonder no longer, because as the folks at Red State point out, the answer is staring us right in the face. Get it? Face.

    And some faces have more melanin than others…

    I did not realize the Nobel Peace Prize had an affirmative action quota for it, but that is the only thing I can think of for this news.

    Get it? Because President Obama is black!

    Somewhere Bill Clinton’s head just exploded.

    Get it?? Because Bill Clinton was president for eight years and since he left office he's raised a billion dollars for humanitarian efforts and AIDS relief and ain't no one giving him a Nobel Peace Prize!

    Oh, and he was the black president before Barack Obama was the black president. That too!

    Tags: Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Nobel Prize, Red State