Governor Kasich on Obama: Why doesn’t he do his job?

    Ohio Governor John Kasich recently signed controversial Senate Bill 5, which restricted the much-abused collective bargaining power of public sector unions. The bill, similar to what passed in Wisconsin, inspired a similar level of vitriol from the unions and supporters. Obama jumped into the conversation earlier this week saying “public employees should not be blamed for a financial crisis they had nothing to do with | Read More »

    Paul Ryan protesters: grassroots, or groupies?

    USA Today has the funniest thing I’m going to read today, I think: At the last of four events on Rep. Paul Ryan‘s “listening tour” of his district Thursday, he called on a man in the front row of a high school auditorium, then instantly recognized him. “You changed clothes!” Ryan told Steve Jozefczyk. The 54-year old salesman from Franklin, Wis., had asked Ryan several | Read More »

    Paul Ryan protesters: grassroots, or groupies?

    USA Today has the funniest thing I’m going to read today, I think: At the last of four events on Rep. Paul Ryan‘s “listening tour” of his district Thursday, he called on a man in the front row of a high school auditorium, then instantly recognized him. “You changed clothes!” Ryan told Steve Jozefczyk. The 54-year old salesman from Franklin, Wis., had asked Ryan several | Read More »

    John Kasich to Obama: First balance your budget, then tell us how to balance ours

    (Hat tip to TheRealRevo.) The Los Angeles Times, believe it or not, reported this gem of an example of how Republicans ought to be responding to the silly comments of our incompetent President. Conservatives, get inside the Republican Party and help elect more conservatives. Help them win the all-important, traditionally-very-low-turnout primary elections. Have you been to your local Republican Party committee meeting yet? Thank you. | Read More »

    White House Bans Uppity San Francisco Journalist.

    You no doubt remember the brouhaha last week when several activists at a San Francisco embarrassed themselves and the President by (badly) singing a whining complaint about the administration’s treatment of Bradley Manning. At the time, it was widely assumed that the White House would simply shrug off said whining complaint: after all (and as the singers themselves had made clear), the President could still | Read More »

    White House Bans Uppity San Francisco Journalist.

    You no doubt remember the brouhaha last week when several activists at a San Francisco embarrassed themselves and the President by (badly) singing a whining complaint about the administration’s treatment of Bradley Manning. At the time, it was widely assumed that the White House would simply shrug off said whining complaint: after all (and as the singers themselves had made clear), the President could still | Read More »

    On Will and Kate

    Many on the right are critical of the fawning over the Royal wedding ceremony for Prince William and his bride, Kate, broadcast around the globe today. They point to the American Revolution and our endeavors to shed the tyranny of the Crown, and they mock the stodginess of the Royals while noting the irony of several failed marriages among the recent crop from the House | Read More »

    On Will and Kate

    Many on the right are critical of the fawning over the Royal wedding ceremony for Prince William and his bride, Kate, broadcast around the globe today. They point to the American Revolution and our endeavors to shed the tyranny of the Crown, and they mock the stodginess of the Royals while noting the irony of several failed marriages among the recent crop from the House | Read More »

    The Traverse City Neck Tie

    OK the certificate  has been presented, and the issue presumably over.  It still doesn’t stop those who are supposed to be discovering these things from taking a parting shot at those who would DARE ask the questions to make it over. You may have heard of the “Columbian neck tie?” Our local newspaper, the Traverse City Record Eagle, wears its own tolerance of free speech | Read More »

    A Replay of Chicken Little…..

    I did not arise at 4am to watch the Royal Wedding because I knew that it would be replayed throughout the day. What I have watched, I think we can learn a very valuable lesson. Respect. I have to say I was amazed at the amount of respect that each one of the well-wishers portrayed as they ushered in to Buckingham Palace. This crowd was | Read More »

    Blast from the Past: ‘Remember $4.00 Gas? Just Wait.’ (Dec ’09)

    From Vladimir’s diary, dated December 18, 2009: Remember $4.00 per Gallon Gasoline? Just Wait. Well, here we are, less than 18 months later. A little context: Gasoline prices (national average, all grades) peaked over $4.00 per gallon for a couple of months in the summer of 2008. Prices bottomed in December 2008 at $1.66. By December 2009, at the time of the writing of the | Read More »

    Blast from the Past: ‘Remember $4.00 Gas? Just Wait.’ (Dec ’09)

    From Vladimir’s diary, dated December 18, 2009: Remember $4.00 per Gallon Gasoline? Just Wait. Well, here we are, less than 18 months later. A little context: Gasoline prices (national average, all grades) peaked over $4.00 per gallon for a couple of months in the summer of 2008. Prices bottomed in December 2008 at $1.66. By December 2009, at the time of the writing of the | Read More »

    Think Progress: The south deserved to be destroyed by tornados

    The south is still realizing the full extent of the damage caused by this week’s storms. Nearly 300 people are dead. The country is rallying in support of the devatated areas, and President Obama (who must have learned something from ignoring Nashville’s flood last year) is set break character to visit the very red state today. Anyone with a soul feels pain for those affected. Thousands | Read More »

    Think Progress: The south deserved to be destroyed by tornados

    The south is still realizing the full extent of the damage caused by this week’s storms. Nearly 300 people are dead. The country is rallying in support of the devatated areas, and President Obama (who must have learned something from ignoring Nashville’s flood last year) is set break character to visit the very red state today. Anyone with a soul feels pain for those affected. Thousands | Read More »

    Geithner’s Spin: Auto Bailout A Success

    At the Detroit Economic Club today, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner tried to claim the auto bailout is a success. It certainly doesn’t seem like a success for the taxpayers. GM stock is about $30 today, and unless it gets up to $54, the taxpayers lose money on the deal. Why would it go up? You want to fight high gas prices by buying a Volt? | Read More »

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