In real life I'm a Linux and Windows system administrator, write for Heartland Institute, and talk a lot about voting. I'm also a Precinct Committeeman in Central Illinois and a 2012 Republican National Convention delegate.


    DCCC Fundraising Lies Not Considered Comical

    The Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee — Nancy Pelosi’s organization to raise funds to return her to power — sent out a fundraising letter over the debt ceiling increase. That normally isn’t news, nor is Democrats lying. But the weird, over-the-edge direction their letter took made me wonder what they were talking about.

    Don’t Blame The Victims Of Obamacare

    There will be an attempt, and probably a concerted effort, to attack as selfish and even unpatriotic people who do not wish to participate in Obamacare.  If people choose to behave rationally and react to perverse incentives, expect the Left to cry foul. But as long as the wrong-headed and unjust law continues to remain in effect, all of us, one way or another, will | Read More »


    Will the Real Lindsey Graham Please Shut Up?

    Lindsey Graham (R-South McCainolina) said on Sunday that the US should stop aid to Egypt. Why? Because the Egyptian army is putting down the scourge of civilization, the Muslim Brotherhood. As The Hill reported, “We’re headed for Algeria. The [Muslim] Brotherhood will go underground, al Qaeda will come to their aid, and you’re going to have an armed insurgency, not protesters, on your hands in | Read More »

    Worried? No, We Smell Victory

    Jon Favreau writes in the Daily Beast that Republicans must be really worried Obamacare will succeed. It’s an interesting spin, but shows the echo chamber in which Favreau and his listserve companions operate.


    Illinois today became the 50th state to allow concealed carry of firearms. Lawmakers have overridden the line-item vetoes of hapless Governor Pat Quinn (D-Chicago).

    Shared Secrets

    Lovers of freedom know that a limited government is the only way to achieve it. Limiting our government in the modern age means also limiting how it uses our personal data. If you want to keep a secret, don’t tell anyone. The only way to be sure data is not used improperly is not to allow them to collect it.

    Arizona PCs Rally Against Obrewercare June 22, 10am

    Conservative Precinct Committeemen in Arizona are kicking off a campaign to repeal Governor Brewer’s Medicaid expansion with a petition signing party today at 10 AM in Phoenix.

    Is the HHS Director Illegally Campaigning … Again?

    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has run afoul of the law again, urging companies whose future she controls to donate to do work her agency lacks the funds to do. Congress has asked the Government Accountability Office to investigate. Secretary Sebelius has been shaking down the industry she controls, raising funds for Enroll America, an alliance of community organizers and health sector businesses. This is not | Read More »

    Keynesian Economics: Still Failing After All These Years

    I wrote this a couple of weeks ago, but didn’t post it here until I noticed that Michael Tanner of The Cato Institute agreed. Keynesianism is still not working.

    End the Obamacare Slush Fund

    As Dean Clancy wrote last week at FreedomWorks, the House today will take up the Helping Sick Americans Now Act (H.R.1549). The bill cuts a slush fund and uses the money to subsidize insurance for the sickest Americans. Congress should pass it. Contrary to various claims, this bill neither cripples Obamacare implementation nor fixes Obamacare. It merely forces the Obamacare train wreck to get by on its | Read More »