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    Whew! Good thing racist Rick Perry’s push to ban sanctuary cities got killed by Dems

    Certainly a sanctuary city like Houston needs to be able to protect poor hard-working Hispanics who are just here doing jobs Americans won’t do. Here’s a recent example: Here illegally – Check Deported multiple times – Check Allegedly a member of MS-13 – Check Driving drunk (.238) – Check Cocaine in the car – Check Crashing through a barricade at 80 mph and killing a | Read More »

    Feds to stuff IOUs in pension “lockbox”

    And so it begins. The Obama administration will begin to tap federal retiree programs to help fund operations after the government loses its ability Monday to borrow more money from the public, adding urgency to efforts in Washington to fashion a compromise over the debt. Rather than find somewhere to cut spending, Obama and Geithner will start raiding pension funds of federal retirees. No doubt | Read More »

    Europe in even worse shape than was feared

    Just like when we have bad housing data or jobs numbers over here and it’s always called ‘worse than expected’, we have the same situation with the PIGS – well at least the PIG – across the pond, according to Forbes. The European Union says the debt loads of Greece, Ireland and Portugal will be much bigger than previously forecast, adding to fears that international | Read More »

    IRS prepares to go after the Kochs and Rove

    The NY Times is reporting that the IRS is firing a warning shot across the bow of donors to 501(c)(4) groups engaging in political advocacy by sending letters to five unnamed donors saying that their donations might be subject to gift taxes. In addition to reading between the lines as to how Obama and the IRS could manipulate this to Democratic advantage, it’s also interesting | Read More »

    Senate GOP allows judicial confirmation of ex-Planned Parenthood director

    From the diaries by Erick As so often seem to be the case, the GOP doesn’t follow the Democratic playbook when it comes to obstruction. They caved when it came to a vote last week on the nomination of Jack McConnell as a US District Court Judge. He’s only 52 or 53, so we can look forward to decades of his rulings. Among the items | Read More »

    But I thought it was a GOOD thing to shut down evil big oil facilities

    I guess it all depends on your point of view. United Steelworkers Union “Sun Council” president Jerry Dugan stood outside the Sunoco shareholders’ meeting … to tell reporters that … Sunoco CEO Lynn Elsenhans seems to want to sell or close the Philadelphia and Marcus Hook refineries — a move that would put 1,600 employees out of work. “She just wants to be a marketer, | Read More »

    Meanwhile on Day 48 of the ‘Days Not Weeks’ War in Libya

    As week 7 of the ‘days not weeks’ war nears its close, we get a few updates from meetings in Rome that Secretary of State Clinton is participating in along with representatives of 21 other countries and various international organizations. “Everyone is always impatient. We expect things to be done immediately in our very fast world,” Clinton said. Gee, she didn’t have a problem with | Read More »

    In case you’re wondering why WND and the birthers have so little credibility

    Here are two examples from this weekend. The titles are: Obama’s McCain resolution demands ‘American’ parents and Online ‘birth certificate’ document ‘was changed’ In the first one, they say Obama’s bill in 2008 requires two American parents. Perhaps it’s a good thing that the U.S. Senate didn’t take up a resolution on Barack Obama’s status as a “natural born Citizen” in 2008 – as members | Read More »

    A victory for the Ivy League PC crowd: Prof commits suicide

    This sad story came out last week. Princeton had a popular Spanish (as in “actually from Spain”) lecturer named Antonio Colvo in the Spanish Dept for past decade. Unfortunately for him, a couple of grad students and another lecturer decided he needed to go. His offenses? Well they are really quite severe … if you’re a thin-skinned spoiled brat who can’t stand criticism. The second | Read More »

    Of all the Dem debt limit flip-flopping, James Clyburn gets the prize

    Obama and his fellow liberals are falling all over themselves to backtrack on their votes against raising the debt limit under Bush. Until today, I had to hand the hypocrisy crown to Obama, who said in 2006 that Bush’s request to increase the debt limit was “a sign of leadership failure”. Now that HE is the “leader” (using the term loosely), it must be a | Read More »