Buried lead: Barack Obama comes out in favor of Citizens United!
Dear God but this man is unaware of the universe. (2:45, if it doesn’t work) Because if somebody is able to intimidate folks out of releasing a satirical movie, imagine what they’d start doing if they see a documentary that they don’t like… Actually, we don’t have to imagine what they’d start doing. You see, in 2008 a federal court decided that a documentary called Hillary: the | Read More »
Collectivism and the presumption of guilt
Back in March of 2012, First Lady Michelle Obama told a charming and funny story about how she supposedly slipped out to a Target department store on an undercover shopping run. (The Obamas are both shameless phonies, so of course this bit of Princess-and-Pauper mingling with the Little People was actually a staged publicity stunt – there just happened to be press photographers standing by to snap pictures | Read More »
George Clooney discovers the essential uselessness of the Hollywood he helped create.
Oh, God, while the Sony situation isn’t funny George Clooney’s reaction to it certainly is. Well, not Good Funny. This is Bad Funny… anyway, let’s go over who Clooney blames, shall we? The press. “They played the fiddle while Rome burned.” They should have mentioned that this was blatantly a North Korean-friendly (at least) operation, based on the very name (I freely admit that I missed the | Read More »
ISIS Continues their Brutal Barbarism in the Middle East
In this image (obtained from Wikipedia), the gray area is the territory controlled by ISIS. A couple of weeks ago, ISIS made news for martyring children who refused to renounce their Christian faith. This story was hardly surprising, and in fact, it was depressingly only one of the smaller outrages against humanity they’ve committed. Not content to stop there, we’ve received news this week of | Read More »
IRS Commissioner: cutting our budget means civilization is doomed
Bad news. The IRS says it may have to furlough workers because it doesn’t have enough money to operate. The IRS is considering its own temporary shutdown due to recent budget cuts enacted by Congress, its chief said Thursday. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said furloughs — forced unpaid days off for employees as part of an IRS closure — is one idea reluctantly being tossed | Read More »
There They Go Again
With metronomic precision each year the national press corps begins running columns by “religion scholars” who wish you to know that Jesus Christ is a fictional character. Mind you, no newspaper of note in the world is brave enough to run a similar story about the Prophet Mohammed. The latest comes from a “lecturer in religious studies” from Australia named Raphael Lataster. The Washington Post | Read More »
Barack Obama not yet understanding that he needs to be irrelevant to 2016.
This should be fascinating to watch: “In recent weeks, Democratic operatives have begun to voice concerns that the 2014 midterms made plain the limits of an approach that failed to reach beyond minority groups or those who are reflexively liberal. And yet what should come next is not yet totally clear.” Largely because it’s essentially futile. The Democrats will not have control over their message in 2016, | Read More »
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms: The Detroit Project, The Interview, and Cuba #BATF
In tonight’s episode of The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Friends, the guys are joined by Ben Howe to discuss their favorite holiday season adult beverages, Ben’s upcoming Detroit film project, the controversy over The Interview movie, the normalization of Cuban relations, and the kerfuffle. Tune in via Google Hangout to interact with the group or watch via YouTube below. BIG NEWS: The Bureau is | Read More »
How to Lose a Cyberwar with North Korea
In the past twenty-four hours, United States intelligence officials definitively confirmed that the recent cyberattacks against Sony Pictures Studios and the explicit threats to terrorize movie theaters showing its film, “The Interview,” are indeed the work of North Korean state actors. Sony, of course, canceled the global release of “The Interview,” which threatens to ex ante effectuate some of the most outright perverse incentives in geopolitics that | Read More »