Tag: Stacy McCain

And A Good Time Was Had By All.

And A Good Time Was Had By All.

| July 26, 2009 | Reply

Stacy was a guest of honor at yesterday’s “Liberty 101″ tea party shindig in Richmond, VA and filed a report. He’s still harboring a little animus against Erik Telford for not inviting him to the RightOnline conference in Pittsburgh, which is practically in Stacy’s back yard. I don’t blame him. You’d figure they’d find a […]

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Can We Add Abuse of Power to the IG Scandal?

Can We Add Abuse of Power to the IG Scandal?

| July 23, 2009 | 4 Replies

Well, what do we have here? A little abuse of power in the IG Scandal, perhaps? Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson has asked U.S. Rep. Doris Matsui to help keep the flow of federal funds coming into the city. Johnson is not allowed to receive federal funds because of allegations his St. Hope-Hood Corps Foundation misused […]

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So, Is It The Two Million Hit Squad Now?

So, Is It The Two Million Hit Squad Now?

| July 19, 2009 | 3 Replies

Stacy is deserved some congratulations today for clocking his two-millionth hit. He’s managed that pretty impressive milestone in not even 18 months of blogging, having broken many of the rules that new bloggers are told they must follow assiduously or be marooned in No Traffic Hell. Believe me when I tell you that it is […]

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Is that a Second Shoe I See Dropping?

Is that a Second Shoe I See Dropping?

| July 19, 2009 | 3 Replies

The Inspectors General scandal has now become a little more interesting. Gerald Walpin, the AmeriCorps inspector general who was summarily fired in June amid controversy over his investigation of a politically-connected supporter of President Obama, has filed suit alleging that the firing was “unlawful,” “politically driven,” “procedurally defective” and “a transparent and clumsily-conducted effort to […]

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I Do Not Forsee an Increase in Humility

I Do Not Forsee an Increase in Humility

| July 17, 2009 | 8 Replies

I suppose the question now is who will play him when this movie is made? I’m calling dibs on Kevin Smith to play my role as Plucky Blogger Who Links All Stacy’s IG Scandal Updates.

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Some Bloggers Write Books. Some Rattle the Tip Jar. Guess Which I Am?

Some Bloggers Write Books. Some Rattle the Tip Jar. Guess Which I Am?

| July 16, 2009 | Reply

What separates bloggers like me from blogging superstars? Well, for one, bloggers like me don’t write books destined for the bestseller list. Heck, we don’t even get well-earned credit by the author in a book destined for the bestseller list. Actually, bloggers like me are reduced to begging for pocket change so they can perhaps […]

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Huffing and Puffing, the Scandal Slowly but Surely Climbed the Hill…

Huffing and Puffing, the Scandal Slowly but Surely Climbed the Hill…

| July 14, 2009 | 1 Reply

“I think I can! I think I can! I think I can!”, said The Little Scandal that Could. “We’re not there yet,” one Democratic source on Capitol Hill said last week, when asked about the prospect for hearings on the Obama administration’s firing of AmeriCorps inspector general Gerald Walpin. Congressional investigators are still conducting interviews […]

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Because “Nanny Nanny Boo Boo” Was Too Much Legalese?

Because “Nanny Nanny Boo Boo” Was Too Much Legalese?

| July 10, 2009 | 2 Replies

The ball just keeps on rolling in the Inspectors General scandal. Byron York reported yesterday that the general counsel for the Corporation for National and Community Service, the agency that oversees AmeriCORPS, decided to invent an interesting reason not to talk to Congressional investigators. Frank Trinity, general counsel for the Corporation, met with a bipartisan […]

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The Inspectors General Scandal and Real Journalism, Blogger-Style

The Inspectors General Scandal and Real Journalism, Blogger-Style

| June 28, 2009 | 2 Replies

If you are at all interested in the Inspectors General scandal, but think that there’s no way you can get caught up on all whole story, then you need to read two essential posts by Stacy McCain. He has written a couple detailed accounts of the events thus far and tossed in a little commentary, […]

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Wanted: A Couple Mad-Dog Journalists

Wanted: A Couple Mad-Dog Journalists

| June 22, 2009 | 1 Reply

Stacy has some interesting thoughts on IG-Gate. At this point, IG-Gate raises two basic questions: Does all this suspicious smoke indicate a genuinely scandalous fire? That is to say, is there genuine crime or ethical misconduct involved, or are the inspectors generals just victims of political hardball which, while rudely thuggish in typical Chicago fashion, […]

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