Tech at Night: Bitcoin sites continue to fall to thefts. A big Satellite TV bill is coming.
Started a new job officially this week, which means I personally have a new day to day schedule. This is going to be an adjustment. I’ll hopefully have a minimal disruption of Tech, but we’ll see at first.
Remember how Edward Snowden kept claiming that he was just protecting American privacy and exposing NSA overreach? That’s a lie. The fact is, Snowden is not reliable and it’s a shame NSA mistakenly trusted him.
Yet another Bitcoin site has shut down due to the rampant theft in the Bitcoin community.Read More »
The Duke Blue Devils, “Lauren” And Other Harlots Of Babylon
…the mission of Duke University is to provide a superior liberal education to undergraduate students, attending not only to their intellectual growth but also to their development as adults committed to high ethical standards and full participation as leaders in their communities; “Lauren” was proud to be accepted by Duke University. She was so proud that she turned down a full-ride scholarship to Vanderbilt. There | Read More »
Landrieu campaign, media doubling down on Koch bashing
Not too too long ago, I put up a post on how the Left was going into outrage mode over an Americans For Prosperity ad running in Louisiana that featured paid actors and not Louisiana residents. Lucky for all of us, Mary Landrieu’s office is not yet done attacking AFP and the Koch Brothers, who are the money behind AFP, over the ad. In a clearly | Read More »
The Democrats’ efforts to turn Texas blue, Battle Ground Texas, has gone full ACORN. This week we learned election workers in San Antonio engaged in voter intimidation. According to the San Antonio Express-News, two election workers were chastised for steering Hispanic voters to vote Democrat during this week’s early 2014 primary voting: “Two election workers at a Southwest Side polling site were chastised this week after Hispanic Republican | Read More »
Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards: Does it Matter if We’re Killing Living Humans?
Cecile Richards is the President of Planned Parenthood, an organization that aborts hundreds of thousands of unborn children a year. You would think, given this, that Cecile Richards would have some sort of coherent philosophical belief about when life begins that would indicate (at least to her) that she doesn’t oversee mass infanticide. You would be wrong: On America with Jorge Ramos this weekend, Cecile | Read More »
NC GOP: It’s Time For Senator Hagan To Stop Hiding And Denounce Rev. William Barber’s Extremism
In 2008, a controversy surfaced around President Obama, one that the mainstream press did everything in their power to ignore, suppress, and generally pretend was much ado about nothing. Who can forget Reverend Wright? He was Barack Obama’s bombastic and offensive preacher, who used anti-Semitic and inflammatory rhetoric on a regular basis from the pulpit where our President heard his weekly sermons. Well it seems | Read More »
The (Belated) William F. Buckley Memorial Open Thread
Six years ago yesterday, the modern Conservative Movement lost one of its founders, William F. Buckley. In memory of his passing, here are some clips from his famous show Firing Line that seem especially relevant to our time. Perhaps we can learn a few things from them. First is a clip from his 1966 interview with Senator Barry Goldwater on the future of conservatism: Next | Read More »
Federal Court Okays Ban of American Flag at School
Yesterday, the 9th US Circuit ruled that the display of the American flag could be banned in a school if enough hoodlums threatened violence and the school lacked the will to do anything about it. Apparently Live Oaks High School in Morgan Hill, CA allows a celebration of Cinco de Mayo. Cinco de Mayo, as we know is a Mexican holiday that was popularized in the US by chain | Read More »
@KindforCongress, @Barrow4GA, Collin Peterson, @ericswalwell, & @BishopforCongress’s dirty Koch money.
Note: I do not actually consider Koch Industry [and employees: see Update below] campaign contributions to be in point of fact ‘dirty.’ And neither do the following Democrats! Barrow, John (D-GA) Bishop, Sanford (D-GA) Matheson, Jim (D-UT) Kind, Ron (D-WI) Peterson, Collin (D-MN) Swalwell, Eric (D-CA) Screenshot here, just in case. So, I’m curious: since Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has called the Koch Brothers | Read More »
Reefer Madness: Obama’s NLRB Has Gone To Pot
Based on the last 60 years of union decline, it is easy for one to conclude that America’s union movement has been going to pot for many, many years. However, whether due to sheer desperation or perhaps due to its current leadership having come of age during the 1960s, unions have taken a keen interest in unionizing a budding industry—that of the marijuana industry. In | Read More »
What the Netflix-Comcast Deal Tells Us About the Internet
Ben Domenech and Francis Cianfrocca discuss Netflix’s deal with Comcast and the two tracks of economic reality in America.Read More »
You Seek to Dragoon Me Into Violating My Conscience.
We are once again having one of those great debates that in modern politics skips right past any sort of compromise and has the views of elite lawyers cast into law by our courts. I am not speaking of gay marriage; the Roberts Court signaled where that’s going. I instead mean whether Christian merchants can be coerced by act of law into providing services for | Read More »
An Upside Down World
In December of 1865, the several American states ratified the thirteenth amendment constitutionally ending involuntary servitude in the United States. In the twenty-first century, Americans are coming full circle. In a number of states, a black man can again be forced by the government to work involuntarily for a white man. Not since the nation eliminated Jim Crow laws during the civil rights era have | Read More »
“The Conservative Litmus Test,” Charles Cooke, and Purity
It’s a subject I’ve been tossing around for a while, though I’ve debated actually writing anything about it here because it involves the “c” word – compromise. In the battle between the conservative base, grassroots networks and the GOP establishment, the debate rages back and forth as all sides attack each other (I did separate base and grassroots on purpose, knowing that they are on | Read More »
Senators Rubio and Wyden Challenge The Higher Education Cartel
Democratic Senator Ron Wyden and Republican Senator Marco Rubio probably have more in common than it would help either man’s higher ambitions to admit. They both have a set of standards and decency that cause them to take affront to blatant evil. Individually, both have done the Lord’s work when confronted with disgusting DC. For Wyden, the lying suck-weasels of the NSA made him take | Read More »
#InOneTweet: Why We Need to Change Leadership
At the beginning of the year, Speaker John Boehner made it clear that he wanted the Republican Party to provide an “alternative” agenda – one that would be distinct from Obama’s policies. Sadly, as we have all witnessed over the past few months, the party leadership serves as nothing but a faint echo to Obama’s agenda, obsequious to his every whim. Earlier today, Boehner met | Read More »
PODCAST: NRCC Red Zone Discussion On FL-13 Special Election
For this inaugural post in the NRCC’s Red State diary, NRCC Communications Director Andrea Bozek, Political Director Rob Simms, and National Press Secretary Daniel Scarpinato stopped by the studio this week to discuss the approaching special Congressional election in Florida’s 13th District. Between her refusing to debate on MSNBC and her statement that jobs lost under ObamaCare is an “exciting prospect,” Democrat Alex Sink’s campaign | Read More »
The Arrest of El Chapo and the Future of the Drug War
Ben Domenech is joined by Malcolm Beith to discuss the Mexican drug war, the arrest of El Chapo, and what the future of U.S.-Mexico drug policy will bring.Read More »
Connecticut to gun owners: hey, did you *try* to register? …SUCKERS!
Well, isn’t this just a fine how-do-you-do: After tens of thousands of defiant gun owners in Connecticut chose not to register their semi-automatic rifles to comply with a hastily-passed gun control law, the state is now taking some action. Officials are reportedly notifying gun owners who submitted late applications that they have one last chance to get rid of their “illegal” weapons. State officials did | Read More »
A Conservative View of Dave Camp’s Tax Reform Bill
Yesterday, Congressman Dave Camp (R-MI), the House Ways Committee Chairman, released his draft proposal for comprehensive tax reform. The mere proposition of positive tax reform is a welcome development. Even though we clearly lack the votes to enact any tax reform until at least 2017, it is still important to stand on bold colors and offer an alternative vision to the current socialist path from | Read More »