The State of the American Small Business

    Today, the House Small Business Committee held a hearing “to examine obstacles to small business job creation and economic growth in America.” The below video highlights some excerpts from that meeting. “I’ve never been more concerned with our prospects as a company than I am right now.” Last October, Gallup released a poll regarding the most significant challenges facing small businesses in America today. It | Read More »

    Daily Links – February 1, 2012

    Today is February 1st. On this date, in 1896, Puccini’s La Bohème debuted in Turin, Italy. It would eventually become one of the most frequently performed operas in the world. Just 108 years later, on the same date, Justin Timberlake exposed Janet Jackson’s breast during their Super Bowl performance of “Rock Your Body”. Oh music. What happened to you? You used to be so nice! | Read More »

    Daily Links – January 31, 2012

    Today is January 31st. On this date in 1606, Guy Fawkes was executed. Fawkes, of course, was best known for being a mask. Today is also the 147th anniversary of the passing of the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery in the United States, by the House of Representatives. It was later ratified on December 6th of the same year. Today is also Phil Collins’ birthday, | Read More »

    Daily Links – January 30, 2012

    Today is January 30th. On this date in 1847, the city of Yerba Buena changed its name to San Francisco, stating that it was just more FAAABULOUS, then promptly banned Happy Meals. I think I speak for everyone when I say “hey, nice bridge!” Also on this date, in 1911, the first airplane rescue at sea was made by the U.S. Navy’s destroyer, “Terry”, prompting | Read More »

    Open Thread: The Ben Howe Show

    You can tune in now to listen to RedState contributor and annoying younger brother Ben Howe live at WBT News Talk 1110 in Charlotte, NC. You can also listen live online here. And if you want to call in and harass him, the number is 704-570-1110. OPEN THREAD

    Daily Links – January 27, 2012

    Today is January 27th. On this date in 1756, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria, thereby laying the ground work for Falco to top the charts 230 years later. (Which I’m sure was his reasoning in being born.) Today is also the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by Soviet forces. I would also like to note that this week was National School | Read More »

    Daily Links – January 26, 2012

    Today is January 26th. On this date in 1837, Michigan became the 26th state to join the United States. Fast forward to this year, and “them people is living in ‘Mad Max’ times,” according to noted scholar Moe Syzlak. Also, on this date in 1969, after days of flooding and landslides, California was declared a disaster area. And nothing has changed since, amiright? Eh? Hey | Read More »

    1,000 Days

    Today is the 1,000th day since the Senate passed a budget. That’s a long time. Heritage has put a video together to give some perspective on just how long: The entire Lewis & Clark Expedition? Wow. To mark the occasion, House Republicans will be wearing red “1000 Days” buttons for tonight’s State of the Union address. Will the do-nothing, Democrat controlled Senate take note? My | Read More »


    Daily Links – January 24, 2012

    Today is January 24th. On this date in 1899, Humphrey O’Sullivan patented the rubber heel. I don’t really know what that is all about, but it sounds hilarious. Also on this date in AD 41, Roman Emperor Caligula was assassinated. Guy threw some serious parties, which likely would have been more fun without all the murdering. “Hey look, cake! Now I wish I hadn’t just | Read More »

    Daily Links – January 23, 2012

    Today is January 23rd. On this date in 1985, O.J. Simpson became the first Heisman Trophy winner to be inducted into the pro football Hall of Fame. At the ceremony, O.J. signed many autographs and barely murdered anyone. Also, on this date in 1957, the very first Frisbees were produced by Wham-O toys. Little did they know that the game of Ultimate Frisbee, and its | Read More »

    Sunday NFL Open Thread

    The AFC Championship game is over, the NFC underway. Fresh from punishing Tebow in an act of evil unmatched since the time of Sauron, the New England Patriots, who go by the street name ‘Snake’, used black magic and human sacrifice to cause a Ravens’ missed field goal in the final seconds of the game, thereby sealing their trip to both the Super Bowl, and | Read More »

    South Carolina Primary Result – Open Thread

    Well here you have it. Feel free to discuss the results as they come in, or join us above in the live chat. At the time of this posting, the projected result: Gingrich, Romney, Santorum. OPEN THREAD. .

    Daily Links – January 21, 2012

    Normally I don’t post the Daily Links on the weekend. But today I am. TAKE THAT SOCIETAL CONVENTIONS!!! Today is January 21st. On this date in 1950, George Orwell died of a hemorrhaged lung while in a hospital in London. Ever wonder if he were alive today if he’d release 1984 with a new title? 2008, perhaps? In any case, consider this an Open Thread. | Read More »

    Daily Links – January 20, 2010

    Today is January 20th. On this date in 1885, L.A. Thompson patented the roller coaster, so I’m pretty sure the GOP owes him some money after the events of this week. Today is also Penguin Awareness Day, say some internet people. That’s authoritative in my book, and therefore I am now aware of penguins. (Video0 Allen West: We are at a modern day Chamberlin/Churchill moment | Read More »

    Tom Tancredo: Perry a “fraud”, Paul’s fans “nuts”, Newt’s plan full of “holes”

    TIRNation has been posting a lot of video during the Southern Republican Leadership Conference, all worth watching. Below, watch Ben Howe interview Tom Tancredo. At around the six minute mark, Congressman Tancredo remarks on the (at the time) current GOP candidates. Congressman Tancredo says that Rick Perry is a “fraud on almost every issue” he can think of. On Newt’s immigration plan: it “has more | Read More »