Port Gibson, NY– As this is written, I’m setting up for the last outing of the week. A quick shot to Carlisle, PA, and then to Queens. And from there, I don’t know, but something to get me towards home is what I expect.
We had an issue with the site yesterday. For some reason the database server was overloading. Since I’ve not made any code changes to the site recently, I must assume that we were the subject of a PHP injection attack. They’re looking at the problem and I’ll let you know when I hear something.
- Wishful thinking: Doug at OTB: 
In the immediate aftermath of his entry into the Presidential race, Rick Perry seemed unstoppable. Almost immediately, his poll numbers skyrocketed him right into the lead,  knocking Mitt Romney out of the comfortable place he’d been in all year and leaving other Tea Party backed candidates like Michele Bachmann and Herman Cain in the dust. Then the debates happened. In the first debate,  Perry was called to the carpet for his past comments on Social Security  and came away bruised. In the second debate, co-sponsored by Tea Party groups, the Social Security issue came up, but so did Perry’s past positions on immigration and his controversial decision to mandate the HPV vaccine for 6th grade girls in Texas schools. The result, as Nate Silver notes today, is that public opinion of Rick Perry are turning more negative: …
Wishful thinking, Doug. The GOP establishment and the left would like nothing better than a Romney nomination. The latter of the two knows a Romney nomination would be by far easier to beat. That’s why the “mainstream” press badgered Perry, at the debates and elsewhere, as has been noted on this blog and several others. The former hasn’t a clue. The electorate wants Conservatism. Perry qualifies. Romney doesn’t. Remember, gang, the crowd that wants Romney (Or, uggghhh… Huntsman….) wanted McCain, as well. Remember how that worked out?
- Gee, there’s a shocker…. The Examiner, under the headline:
Soros turns up in Obama’s LightSquared imbroglio 
As Republican lawmakers begin to dig into the White House’s cozy relationship with a startup wireless company and the wealthy Democratic donor who owns it, a new character has appeared on the story’s edges: liberal superdonor, conservative bete noire and controversial investor George Soros.
Soros reportedly invested in the telecom company LightSquared through a hedge fund, and many of the nonprofits he finances have backed LightSquared in regulatory and policy disputes.
Hardly new, gang. It’s even money that Soros is to be found at the root of Solyndra, as well. It’s as I said years ago… Soros, has a President bought and paid for. Why do you suppose that after taking over GM illegally, Obama screwed over GM’s investors, but Solyndra’s investors were covered with taxpayer dollars?
- Oh, speaking of Solyndra….. I gather that Solyndra officials plan to take the 5th  in the House hearings. So, whom are they protecting? Themselves, or Obama? The speculation is that they will do so because of the FBI investigation now working. Problem with that is that the FBI works at the behst of the White House. Were I the cynical sort, I might suggest that the evidence in this case is going to be lost, or destroyed by a fire of suspicious origin while in FBI care. The usual mantra is that the DOE’s loan guarantee program is to blame. But we know the DOE was being pressured by the White House. Does anyone suppose this won’t come up in the election?
- And your little Google, too. The relationship between Google and the White House needs serious examination as well. Soros will be at or near the root of that one, as well.
- Attention Alec Baldwin: You’re a bloody moron… and a hate-filled one at that. Be gone. That is all.