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    Attacking the “One-Half-of-one-third” Excuse

    Many establishment Republicans justify their complete lack of responsibility (read “power”) in the current legislative environment by saying, as Jeb Bush did recently, that “If you control one-half of one-third of leverage in Washington, D.C., your ability to influence things are also relative to the fact that you have one-half of one-third of the government.” As with Common Core, Jeb Bush is wrong here too. | Read More »

    Move Over Nanny Bloomberg! You’ve got a disciple in Chicago! And the public pays for it!

    Yes, Mayor Bloomberg. Your Nanny-ness is now getting some competition, in Chicago.  And given the devotion that some have for the cause,  I have to label Mayor Emanuel a disciple. No, it’s not a re-do of former Mayor Daley’s Fois Gras ban. It’ s the arrival of the “healthy” vending machines, and, you guessed it, a 12-ounce drink limit! Take that! Not 16-ounces, but twelve! | Read More »

    The Real Meaning of a Safety Net

    The left talks of having a “safety net” to help folks who are having a tough time in the economy. But one thing they forget is that you need to put yourself at risk to be able to need a safety net. You cannot stand on the ground at the circus and jump up onto the safety net. You need to participate in the activities, | Read More »

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    Christmas Terror in Nigeria

    Christians in Nigeria face terror this Christmas Day, as reported by CNN: The Christmas Eve attacks in the volatile Nigerian city of Jos have claimed at least 31 lives, a bloody aftermath in a region long torn by Christian and Muslim hostility. Choji Gyang, a special adviser to the governor of the west African country’s Plateau state, confirmed the death toll on Saturday, and said | Read More »

    The Power of the Bureaucrat: First the Toys, Now the Cribs

    From the diaries by Erick A prime example of the power of the unelected bureaucracy was shown last week. The Chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Inez Tenenbaum, has decided that baby cribs used by most folks in the last 20 years kill babies, and no only should no longer be made, but should not even be re-sold privately.

    Why is Illinois Holding up Mark Kirk’s Trip to the Senate?

    Well, the two new Democratic Senators are seated. Mark Kirk won both the election for the full term starting in 2011, and the remaining amount of Obama’s seat (which Burris had held), in what were actually two separate elections in Illinois on Nov. 2. Where is the Republican from Illinois? Not in DC yet.  I see this from Fox News: The other special election winner, | Read More »

    Webster Pushing Grayson out the Door in FL-08

    Daniel Webster is trying to send Alan Grayson, another Harvard lawyer, a message: Liberalism’s reign is over. Latest poll from Sunshine State News shows Webster’s lead to still 7 points over Alan Grayson, but now it’s 48-41, compared to the 43-36 in September 25 poll. Holding a steady 7-point lead over a controversial and increasingly malodorous incumbent, Republican Daniel Webster is poised to knock out | Read More »

    Need Green Job Training? Rob a Bank and It Could Be Yours

    Yes, that’s right. Here in the Sunshine State, WCTV in Tallahassee reports that the Department of Corrections has received a grant from, you guessed it, the federal government, to provide training to prisoners having less than three years left on their sentences. Florida’s prison system has received a $740,000 federal grant to train inmates in solar energy panel installation. Department of Corrections officials said Friday | Read More »

    New name needed for “Bush Tax Cuts”; Join in the Fun

    Controlling the language and semantics is important in politics. It is obvious that calling the 2001 and 2003 Tax Cut bills the “Bush Tax Cuts” is really a non-starter in getting the tax rates created by them made permanent. So, after some research (if you consider google and then a little reading to be “research”) I hereby propose a few alternatives. First, for the HB | Read More »

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    Surprise! Obama Task Force Concludes Gitmo Detainees Should be There!

    The Obama Administration tried to hide the results of their blue-ribbon task force Gitmo study by releasing the results a week ago Friday, just prior to the Memorial Day Weekend. Fortunately, Marc Thiessen was listening. For years the left has spun the myth that hundreds of Guantanamo detainees are really innocent goatherds and dirt farmers wrongly swept up in the war on terror. In an | Read More »