I’ll be in the air returning to L.A. from New York on Wednesday, so I’ll be out of the loop most of the day. This also means there will be no Tammy Radio.

In the meantime, here’s a Lounge where the usual “no links” rule is lifted, and for all of your coverage of things that interest you 🙂

I’ll start with the news this evening from the special election for New York’s 9th district, the race the replace Anthony Wiener.

For background on tonight’s elections in both Nevada and New York:

GOP hopes to sweep special elections in New York, Nevada

Republicans are eyeing strong showings in two special congressional elections on Tuesday, one in Nevada, where the GOP is expected to hold on to one of its seats, and the other in New York City, where a stoutly Democratic district could change hands.

The race getting the most national attention is in the New York district once represented by Democrat Anthony Weiner, who forced to resign after he was caught using the Internet to transmit salacious photos of himself to women. He held the seat from 1999 until he stepped down in January.

As of this writing things are look up for Republican Bob Turner, but it’s not over until the last vote is counted. Here’s the link for regular updates. Scroll down to the bottom third of the list to: “U.S. House – District 9 – Special General” for results.

And this from just a bit after 11pm ET:

In Race for Weiner’s Seat, Awaiting Outcome

Mr. Turner, speaking just after 11 p.m. to his boisterous supporters at the Roma View restaurant in Howard Beach, Queens, cautioned that “it ain’t over till its over.” But his campaign spokesman said in a message via Twitter that Mr. Turner anticipated what he described as a “strong win.”

Now just after midnight:

GOP wins in NY House race, seen as Obama rebuke

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  1. DouggieJ says:

    The AP has called the race for Turner!!!

  2. Mutnodjmet says:

    Revenge of the JOOOOOOOOOS!

    I am so sorry Tammy will be traveling tomorrow, as I would have loved to hear her immediate take on it. It turns out the NV race was a real wipeout. Good times!

  3. houstongracie says:

    Safe travels Tammy!!! May you have a good trip home!

  4. sohali99 says:

    Jewish vote turned out for Turner in Brooklyn it seems, mostly the conservative and Orthodox Jews. Endorsements by Ed Koch the Dem former mayor, Guliani, and D. Trump helped Turner. He was accused of being a Tea Partier and he won. Tea Party is alive and stronger than ever.

  5. Kat says:

    Safe travels to Tammy tomorrow! Also to NY9 and those who voted in NV today….way to go! We have them shaking in their boots….so we need to keep their feet to the fire! (If that makes sense)! The cult of Hobbits, Barbarians and their Mama Grizzly leader is on the MOOOOOOOOVE! God Bless Everyone!

  6. tamcat says:

    Hope you have a good flight home Tammy. I will look forward to your show on Thursday. Wow, so much going on. Hooray! Success for the congressional seat in New York! Bob Turner the newbie in congress.needs to be post-vetted.

  7. yayii says:

    Congrats to NY’s 9th!

  8. Maynard says:

    Some great videos. See the Obama presidency as rendered in a 1980’s-style arcade video game!

    Super MariObama!

    And a sequel!

    Super MariObama 2!

    And while I’m linking videos…

    Obama TRAPPED in Keynesian Twilight Zone

    …not to mention the inimitable ranter “Bob”, weighing in on…

    Obama’s “Jobs” Bill

    Oh, yeah, and a parody of “Casey at the Bat”, nicely recited.

    Obama at the Bat

    Okay, I’m going to add one more link, but this with severe cautions. This is not political. You probably don’t want to click this link. It’s very disturbing. But it’s also weirdly haunting in a way that’s beautiful in its melancholy. In its perverse way, this serves as a reminder to be grateful for our blessings, because life is a fragile thing. The impact is in large part effected by the music playing softly in the background. Okay, I guess I’d better get to the point. This is a video trailer for an upcoming video game called “Dead Island”. It’s about a resort island that’s been overrun by zombies. Sounds pretty hackneyed, doesn’t it? How could something that mundane be worthy of this level of interest? If you want to find out — and my cautions were very serious! (And I know Tammy will want to skip this one (Tammy, I hope it’s okay that I’ve put this here; I’m not being frivolous although my taste is occasionally questionable (some would say “atrocious”))) — click the link which I’m hiding under the period at the end of this sentence. (By the way, I’m not endorsing the game, about which I know nothing; it’s just the trailer that fascinated me.)

    Three more words (plus one): Attack Watch Commercial (spoof)

  9. Maynard says:

    This season is really nibbling away at the Democrat private anatomy. First they lost their wiener, and then they lost their seat.

  10. Maynard says:

    Listening to the Briefing…with respect to the proposed law to make unemployed people a protected class, my first guess would be this comes out of a Leftist notion that jobs ought be given on the basis of need rather than ability. In spite of high unemployment, there are plenty of jobs that go begging for want of a skilled applicant. I guess too many people took degrees in “Queer Studies” and the like instead of becoming machinists. So people with skills may end up getting poached from one company to another. When one man gets a choice and a raise while another goes begging…well, you can see that a regulatory solution is in order. Just pass a law to bump the unemployed guy to the front of the line. And if the skilled employee is effectively penalized for his skills by being locked into his current job because he’s not allowed to be hired elsewhere…well, that’s a small price to pay for the greater good. And it’s not like the skilled guy has no options. He can always get himself fired and go on welfare for a year or however long it takes to himself become protected, and then he can take whatever job he wants. So what’s the problem?

    • 3livesleft says:

      Exactly! Following BHO’s logic, the next time I need some work done around the house I shouldn’t hire the person most qualified and reasonably priced, I should hire the guy who’s been out of work the longest because he has the greatest NEED.???
      And so when my roof collapses while I’m in Tamchat, someone please call for help…

      • makeshifty says:

        Except the help you get will be supplied by someone in NEED. The neediest get the perks, not someone like you who has something to give, until, erm,…you become someone in NEED.

        I think I’ve figured this out. Obama and the Democrats see capable people as *competition*, so they marginalize them as much as possible unless they’re willing to fall in line. The needy are “safe,” because they are too weak to be competition. As long as they support the Democrats, they will give them goodies, until supplies run out…

  11. LJZumpano says:

    The Dems lost NY09 because they forgot the olive trees. In the 1950’s when I went to school in NYC, I recall Israel was a vast desert land with few friends. My Jewish school friends would speak about the great future Israel would one day have. They would be a part of that future. The money gifts they received were being saved in order to plant trees in Israel. Olive trees. Victor David Hansen in one of his books on ancient Greece talks a lot about the strength and durability of olive trees. Once planted, they do not die easily, nor are they easy to chop down.
    It is not for me, an outsider, to speak about the bond between Jews and Israel, however it seems to me that when you as a child, give up the “treats” your gift money could buy in order to enable Israel to plant an olive tree, you’ve made a commitment which is as hard to destroy as that tree is. Fifty years later hearing long ads on the radio this week telling you that you should not consider Israel when you go to vote on Tuesday, what are you going to think? I thought about those olive trees. When a political party presumed you will vote their ticket regardless of who they put on, and think that if he is identified as “orthodox Jew”, you will ignore his record on issues, like gay marriage and Israel, which offend you. When political elites mock your inner most core and dismiss you as merely an appendage of a group who can be schmoozed into voting their way, what choice do you have? Never again is a potent phrase – one New York Jews understand better than most, and that is the reason I think so many of my Jewish friends planted those olive trees in Israel.
    If the Dems had simply remembered those olive trees, they would never have tried to pull a fast one in this election. My New York Jewish friends helped build Israel into the great nation it is today. I am proud of them, I am proud of the efforts made by all the voters in NY09, and I know that Israel will continue to prosper, along with those olive trees.

    • Shifra says:

      I *love* your post! What a sweet idea – to connect the Republican victory in NY9 to the olive trees. (I remember well, as a child, collecting my nickels so that I could “buy” a tree for Israel.) We are all so thrilled with Turner’s victory. How exciting to be part of the Urkel/Dem smackdown. 🙂
      As a friend of mine texted me after she voted: “I feel so empowered!”

  12. MainelyRight says:

    Congratulations (and a great big THANK YOU) to the voters in NY-9 and NV-2. You continue to increase our optimism. Sending you all good wishes.

  13. gretch68 says:


    Awesome job on Fox & Friends today. You, Jackie Collins and Penn Jilette are not three people I would necessarily think of in the same sentence for almost any reason but it rocked.

    I especially loved the end when Jackie Collins thought you should run. Gave me a reason not to hold her Pro-McCain Sarah bashing remarks against her 🙂

  14. Melissa Clouthier (whom I really like and always catch her podcast:) just asked her facebook readers to chime in on the gardisil issue. Asking why it is such a big deal. She’s getting a lot of Texan support for Perry answers, so I felt compelled to chime in:)

    Here are 4 reasons why I think it’s a big deal:) Here we go!
    It matters because it spells crony capitalism. Perry claims that Merck only gave $5000, but he apparently got a lot more. Plus the pay to play good ol boy network surely doesn’t make it that obvious. These thousands are not nearly as helpful as to the many other donations that would come in if the guys in Merk would use their influence to get others to donate. (all of the Merk execs, business partners and sales force and their friends.) All of this while having a high ranking staff member heavily connected with Merk. I am sure that favors are also given indirectly in more of a network, as to maintain a reasonable degree of deniability.

    It matters because it shows poor judgment.
    He choose to ram it down people’s throats with his exec order. He took a huge risk that would surely leave him open to all kinds of attack for the order itself, plus it was a no brainer that people would find out about the Merk lobbyist in his staff.
    He must have really owed them big, otherwise why take such a risk? He could have made Merk a ton of money by merely making a public appeal and then commit to pushing it through the congress.

    It matters cuz it shows lack of character.
    He says he was worried about this type of cancer. This has to be a lie. I am sure he would like less girls to get cancer, but is he really so worried about this one type of cancer? There has to be hundreds of diseases that the government could be called on to spend tax payer money to allow for early detection and or preventative treatment. But this one in particular would generate a lot of money for his benefactor. I’m sure he just drew straws to pick this cancer out of all the others.

    It matters because it shows a liberal government-knows-best approach.
    He said that if he had it to do all over again, then he would do it differently. Ok, so does that mean that being bought by Merk he would then just put pressure on the legislator to pass it that way? That would still be just as corrupt. The opt out is a typical liberal caveat just meant to give wiggle room for the passing of more and more big government laws. I can’t believe I heard Rush try to explain this away using that. He would have laughed at the opt out if it was a democrat being scrutinized. There has to be tape of him criticizing an opt out from many other proposed big government laws.
    If these damn laws should one day become law then they should be opt in and not opt out. Think of the TSA opt out. If you opt out their you get groped by a stranger. Think of the Colorado organ donor opt out. How many families, would go to bury their loved ones finding out that the state harvested all the usable organs because their son forgot to opt out. If you opt out of anything then you are the odd man out. You would be as COD would say, a trouble maker! You are now on record. Maybe it comes back to haunt you when your insurance company won’t cover your cancer treatment because you opted out, and therefore bare responsibility. Maybe you don’t declare that on you insurance application. There are surely many many more unintended consequences that would have arisen if the congress did not override Perry’s order. I am barely scratching the surface here. That’s why true conservatives are very careful not to make new laws without a good and reasonable debate. That’s why we error on the side of less government equals more freedom on most if not 90% of issues.

  15. 1ntbtn says:

    New York New York, way to go New York. Sorry to see you leave our east coast, Tammy, safe travels, and I’m sure you’re going to have a warm fury welcome when you get home:) A grateful TAM Lyn

  16. […] As Tammy Bruce would say — blame the JOOOOOOOOOOOOOOS. […]

  17. TammyChicago says:

    Saw you on Fox & Friends. Great job. I regret that I didnt mute Jackie Collins. She made me throw up a little in my mouth. Stick to fiction Jackie. Your assertion that the females of America vote based on sexual attration made me sick. Not all US woman are shallow, bubble headed beings who think the leader of the free world should be an attractive MAN. Furthermore, my country is my priority when I enter the voter booth- not my nether regions.

  18. Ladybug13USA says:

    Great job on Fox & Friends today Tammy! You know you rocked it when Jackie Collins wanted you to run for President!! Have a safe, pleasant, “loss-free” trip home! 🙂

  19. NancyB says:

    “Hallelujah!” Thank you to the Jewish people of N.Y.’s 9th district! They have finally come to realize that the liberal dems. do not have the Jewish People’s best interest in mind & are definitely no friend of the nation of Israel.
    God Bless You All!

  20. Trish S says:

    There was a man at the health club today noting his disdain for the Jewish people of New York, and Jewish people in general. Fun fact: He is a member of Rev. Wright’s church. Coincidence? TAMS decide!

    Congrats NY9! 🙂

  21. Trish S says:

    Tammy: You were especially awesome on Fox and Friends today…and you say you’re not a morning person! You are so smart; even smarter than the average smarty-pants!

  22. Alain41 says:

    Palin Attacked! Joe McGinniss (the creepy author that rented the house next door) has his book coming out in a week. National Enquirer blurbs that the book states that Palin had a one-night stand with an athlete that she was reporting on, 9 months before marrying Todd. Remember, this is not a National Enquirer independently researched article. It reports what Joe McGinniss wrote in book.

    • TammyChicago says:

      Pretty sickened to see that some conservatives sites are running with this sensational, Enquirer like BS. Even The Blaze, which SP touted as having journalistic integrity. Nevertheless, smearing Palin hasn’t worked. McGinniss is as transparent as he is skank and rank. Just looking at that man causes the theme for Deliverance to start playing in my head. Liberals will eat this up because it will deflect attention off “The One” and the damage that he has intentionally inflicted on our country. Now, remind me again who set up the snitch site to squelch “misinformation”?????? Pukeworthy!

    • otlset says:

      Everybody knew creepy Joe was there to rake up some mud, sniff the garbage cans, cajole the local malcontents, and crank out a hit piece. We all knew his agenda going in — this guy’s no Pulitzer winner, he’s a hack, and has been ever since his first book in 1968. I hope the “hounds of hell” he fears catch up to him soon.

  23. Maynard says:

    Upon reflection, I think we should urge Congress to move immediately on a bipartisan employment bill. It’s time to get the country moving again. I think the votes are there, both from Democrats and Republicans. The NY9 election proves this. Tell your representative to pass the Obama Jobs Act today. That’s what the Democrats can call it, anyway, as a face-saving gesture. The rest of us will call it “Articles of Impeachment”.

    (Wow, I just noticed the Drudge-linked article in TheHill in which Obama is quoted: “If you love me you’ve got to help me pass this bill.” I guess this is somewhat in context of people shouting “I love you!” But it’s part of our problem of everything being about him. Imagine any other president imploring political action out of love of the leader. Would Reagan have done this? Or Clinton or Bush? This is sick stuff, dangerously sick.)

    • J_likesTea says:

      I agree Maynard. I heard this today on my way home from work and it sickened me. If he truely believed this issue was really an ’emergency’, would he have taken so many vacations? It’s not like this just happened overnight…this country has been in trouble for a long time, so why the rush now? Why is he pushing to get it passed before anyone has had the chance to read it? It’s like the healthcare bill all over again…and look what that got us! BROKE!!! This one is more of the same!

  24. JHSII says:

    Loved Tammy on Fox & Friends – but I didn’t know that Penn Jilette wanted terrorists attacking us here in the USA on a daily basis. How many millions of Americans need to die here in the USA before he figures it out that it’s better to fight them over there????

  25. Maynard says:

    Have you see the picture of Kinde Durkee, the financial person that stands accused of looting the funds of Sen. Feinstein and other Democrats? This lady looks like the Bride of Frankenstein! Here is a news article with a pic. It says she’s being held on suspicion of mail fraud, but I’m wondering about female fraud. (Sorry for the cheap shot, but I can’t help myself.)

  26. Palin2012 says:

    I’m a bit behind on pictures from Iowa – but I posted a few to share on Facebook

    Tea Party and TAMs in Iowa http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2211846869172.119466.1637541878&saved

  27. Kat says:

    Twitter has crashed here….way to go you Barbaric Hobbitts!!!!!

  28. Ladybug13USA says:

    Tammy, please pop in here and let us know that you made it back to “The Shack” safely! 🙂

  29. Tammy says:

    Back at the Shack everyone, and all is well. Thanks so much for the good vibes during this trip. It was a busy one, but well worth it. Looking forward to getting back on our regular schedule tomorrow 🙂

  30. dennisl59 says:

    Heads Up TAMs!: I might have missed it here on the blog, but no one has mentioned that Tammy PREDICTED(there’s ‘that’ word-LOL) that Sarah Palin would pick John Bolton for her Vice Presidential running mate. Now, correct me if I’m wrong but this is a HUGE PREDICTION! Now since I’m still on my 10′ pole prediction TRO(due to my Major Labor Day Weekend Fail), we’re not permitted to issue a Counter Prediction. Geez…(major thumb twiddling…)

    Welcome Home Tammy! 🙂

    posted 9/14 955pm Texans for Palin Time

  31. GiMiller says:

    Very good video from Mr.L on the freak Joe McGinniss. http://youtu.be/dtLgQQOCVo4

  32. Maynard says:

    Regarding Scarlett Johansson…Another reminder that smartphones and dumb celebs don’t mix.

  33. Maynard says:

    That was a great Fox & Friends segment (YouTube link) with Jackie Collins and Penn Jillette. Agree or disagree, these are all independent thinkers, not spouting the usual talking points. Tammy, did you know that Penn has invented an orgasmatron for women? Here’s the patent!

  34. strider says:

    The administration should open a new web site: “…excuses.gov”. No one is buying their malarkey anymore.

  35. Tammy says:

    Ugh, we had a glitch in the TAM Wire. All submissions from 9/15 were lost, which is why you’re now seeing the stories from 9/14. We figured it out and it won’t happen again, but resubmit if you like and/or we’ll make sure we get new submissions posted asap. Sorry about that :/ Also, we are working on getting a new app to service the TAM Wire which will get rid of the punctuation glitch and we want to make Comments possible.

  36. imacat says:

    Video: “Building the World Trade Center”, produced by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in 1983 with original footage of the towers under construction.
    The design and construction of the WTC was an amazing feat of engineering, all done by American workers. Imagine that!

  37. flaggman says:

    FYI, I’ve ssen the same rumour twice now: that Gov. Palin will be appearing on the Bob & Mark show this morning, which starts I believe at 9:30am EDT on KWHL Anchorage.

    • LJZumpano says:

      FYI if you are right, it’s only an hour away. Listening to the daily briefing as I “wait”.

      • flaggman says:

        Listening to their show now, they’re talking about the rumours but say they know nothing of her being on her show today. But they say they wouldn’t be surprised if she just buzzed at the front door and said, “hey, I’m here”. So what the hell, I’m just going to keep the stream on while I work. Hey, now they’re playing a Piper Palin interview. Adorable!

  38. JuanitaDugas says:

    Good news all TAMs waiting to receive your “Undefeated” DVD from SarahPac. They will be shipped to $100 donors in September ahead of release for purchase to the general public in October. Yes, the squeaky wheel does get a response by snail mail. ;JD

  39. blogchick says:

    Waiting with everyone else in anticipation of (maybe) the big announcement.=)

    Just found this very well written piece that explains Sarah Palin’s record in Alaska;
    it’s a great link to send to your Palin doubter friends and family. (oh, and there is a fabulous image at the bottom of the story…not sure who created it, but for those of you who were in Iowa, you’ll love this!)


  40. BostonBruin says:

    Just a word of encouragement to the PalinTAMS who got miffed at Bob & Mark yesterday and are growing weary of waiting for the Governor to make the big announcement.

    Recall her words when she resigned as Governor: “Just trust me”. We believe she is the most qualified to be President and turn this country around. If we believe she can properly deal with treacherous scoundrels like Hugo Chavez and Vladimir Putin, then she can certainly out-smart and defeat wimps like Romney and Perry. If we believe she can enact major changes to the tax code, energy policy and entitlement reform, then she can certainly make the right decision with regard to the timing of her announcement.

    The first filing deadlines for state primaries are only a month away. The wait will be over soon. Ladies and gentlemen … start your engines!

  41. Mark Streder says:

    Check out this montage of Sarah’s September 3rd speech in Iowa with some inspiring original music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDfQ5UUd_dk

  42. Jeffrey says:

    I couldn’t agree more with Tammy’s observations on the benefits of Palin waiting to announce. As a Palinistam I’m growing more diciplined in the waiting as well. I look even more forward to what will be when the time is right! On the Daily Caller piece I confess- I went to see it because even though I was warned about the “vile” content I thought it wouldn’t really take me back. I was wrong. Tyson is lost cause- an animal has more conscience. Lets just say he’s he’s so low that a step up would be gutter scum. As for those who hang their hat at Daily Caller-any “REAL” Man would be out of there yesterday- why would you want your good name associated with such garbage. As for the Women (whom I am a fan of a couple) contributors, I am utterly speechless as to how you could possible stay with TDC from this point forward.

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