A severe thunderstorm rolled through last night—high winds and rain up to 4″ per hour. The National Weather Service sent a small streams and urban flooding alert earlier in the evening.
Around 2:00am, we lost power. It was out for at least two hours. When I came downstairs this morning, all my servers were powered down. Two were on UPS systems, two were not. All the servers survived. My keyboard however, one I’ve used since the 1990s, a Compaq industrial, high volume keyboard, one we used for my former employer’s call centers, didn’t respond. I finally got it up and running.
It’s on to 10:30am. Everything seems to be working once again. but it’s too late for a normal blog post. Instead I’ll direct you to a link that documents all the GOP Senators who donated to the Thad Cochran campaign. MIssouri’s Roy Blunt in among the contributors as are both Kansas Senators, Roberts and Moran.
Here is the list of contributors and their donations:
Thad Cochran’s Senate Enablers
July 03, 2014
GOP Senate Contributions to Cochran
Senator — Amount Given — Phone Number
Roy Blunt (R-MO) — $15,000 — (202) 224-5721
Jerry Moran (R-KS) — $10,000 — (202) 224-6521
Pat Roberts (R-KS) — $5,000 — (202) 224-4774
You can see the entire list by following the link above. Here is another column on the same subject and provides some additional background on the story.
Donor Controversies Hit ‘Mississippi Conservatives’
The headline in the New York Times over the weekend was straightforward: “Unease in G.O.P. Over Mississippi Tea Party Anger”:
The stormy aftermath of Mississippi’s Republican Senate runoff has sent Tea Party conservatives around the country to the ramparts, raising the prospect of a prolonged battle that holds the potential to depress conservative turnout in November in Mississippi — and possibly beyond.
Well, there’s an understatement. Just last night Texas Senator Ted Cruz was on Mark Levin’s show talking about “the D.C. machine” running “false attacks” that were “racially charged” and demanding that allegations of criminal conduct — one man reportedly told Charles C. Johnson that Cochran paid him to buy votes — be “vigorously investigated.” There should be “unease” in the Republican Party, as more and more of the base becomes aware of just how cynical GOP leadership has become, and as the curtain continues to be pulled up on all the shenanigans in Mississippi.
At the story’s center is the Mississippi Conservatives PAC, which is on the receiving end of furious charges of race-baiting against insurgent candidate Chris McDaniel and the Tea Party as a whole. But an even bigger problem comes from evidence that the group calling itself Mississippi Conservatives was anything but, illustrating in stunning detail how the establishments and donors of the Republican and Democratic parties intermingle.
The column continues at the American Spectator website. You can read it here.
I don’t expect anymore power outages. At least, not today. I’m thankful there was no lasting damage, just some small fixes. Y’all have a great day and drop back tomorrow.