I had not intended to restart The Scramble this early because that poll is open until next Monday, but Dean from Musings of a Thoughtful Conservative decided to try to force my hand. I’m not saying that this will come back even after that, but since he put a heap of effort into what he sent me, I do have to run with it. I don’t believe I’ve played Kansas yet, so let’s roll on the Dean edition of The Morning Scramble (any comments of mine will be in italics):
- From the Wisconsin State Journal, Wisconsin tea parties face a difficult choice as their convention approaches. “About 140 activists will gather this weekend in Marshfield to decide the role of tea parties in Wisconsin’s political future.” Will they endorse any candidate? I definitely have to do some commentary on this; probably later today.
- Liberty Pundits have The hottest conservative men 2010. Not for me but the ladies might like this list. Hey, I know a few of the judges (one of them even has guest-blogging keys), and a few of the 20. I missed it by “that much” (and by “that much”, I mean the width of the Milky Way).
- TaxProf Blog quotes from Laffer about the coming expiration of the Bush tax cuts: “The result will be a crash in tax receipts once the surge is past. If you thought deficits and unemployment have been bad lately, you ain’t seen nothing yet.” I hope he’s wrong but I fear he’s right. I had intended to run with that Wall Street Journal piece today, but I haven’t gotten fully back into the swing of things after the fishing trip. I still might when the May Monthly Treasury Report comes out later this week because Tom Blumer has noticed a serious drop in tax revenues over the last 1 1/2 years.
- If you’re a friend of James T. Harris on Facebook, he has some great pictures of Jerusalem. Hopefully I’ll make it there, and James will make it out of there, before that place blows up.
- OK, he’s liberal but this Caffeinated Politics has a pretty evenly balanced look at nine “Super Tuesday” races to watch. Mostly because he pretty much cribbed from a Time piece, but hey, it counts under the Hat Tip Rule.
- James Wigderson is impressed with Homeland Security again…well, for awhile. No comment really necessary, considering Shoebox’s war with the TSA.
- Meghan McCain’s upset with Obama. Really? “I do believe Obama is working as hard as possible, but his problem is that he is not conveying this to the American public.” Well, I guess Teh Won took MeggieMac’s advice because he’s now looking for ass to kick.
If you want to guest-host a Scramble, go ahead and send me some links. I will, of course, vet the list (as much for blogs to add as anything else), and toss some of my own commentary in. I won’t promise music though (I don’t know if I’ll do music if I bring back my own edition).