Unsurprisingly Corporations are Gaming Obamacare
Star War fans will always remember when Obi-Wan Kenobi described the spaceport Mos Eisley on the planet Tatooine as a “wretched hive of scum and villainy.” It’s easy to recall that description when you learn about a conference occurring in Washington, DC this week known as the 340B Coalition. “Scum and villainy” might be too strong a term to describe the conferees but “cronies and | Read More »
EPA’s new superpower: Wage garnishment without due process
The same EPA that brought you Climate Change Gone Wild, Felonious Follies, and the classic Poops In The Hall, now offers a convenient automatic payment option: wage garnishment without a court order. That’s right, they can accuse you, cite you, fine you, and collect, all without the muss and fuss of Due Process Under Law.Read More »
FAIR and NumbersUSA: Fronts for the Extreme Green Left
Conservatives have great reasons to be active in the ongoing politics involving illegal immigration. We already tried an amnesty under Ronald Reagan, and it didn’t help. Now we’re being asked to do another one. Enough already.
That said, conservatives need to be very careful about whom we trust as a political ally in this. The left has a history of trying to adopt deceptive rhetoric to fool conservatives into advancing their agenda, as when the George Soros-tied Free Press convinced some to sign onto their big-government Save The Internet program.
It’s time we learned from that mistake and drained the swamps. We need to detach the mainstream anti-amnesty movement from fringe green-left groups like FAIR and NumbersUSA.Read More »
Neither Charles Blow nor President Obama Knows How to Take Responsibility
I have said for many years that there is literally nothing that Obama could do that would not earn either a defense or outright praise from New York Times Parody Columnist Charles Blow. The latest example of Blow’s inimitable lickspittlery purports to be an indignant response to John Boehner’s facially obvious assertion that Barack Obama refuses to take responsibility for anything. Blow claims, in his | Read More »
Homosexuality, incest, and the death of sexual taboos
An Australian judge is currently being criticized for what many social conservatives would call a statement of the obvious. Judge Garry Nielson was presiding in a locally notorious trial involving rape and incest. There is a lot to criticize in Judge Neilson’s findings, at least to American eyes, but what has him in trouble — and could cost him his job — is not his | Read More »
Marita Noon: You cannot rewrite laws to achieve your political agenda
The UARG v. EPA decision is especially important when added to the more widely known Hobby Lobby and NLRB cases–the Court makes clear that an agency cannot rewrite the law to advance its political goals.Read More »
Tim Cook’s Apple
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the death of a maestro, the government bond racket and Tim Cook’s Apple.Read More »
Bruce Braley’s (D-CAND, Iowa-SEN) Fowl Play: legal threats against special ed therapist neighbor.
Why did the chicken cross the road? Because Bruce Braley has a restraining order out on it.Read More »
The Watercooler ~ Advantages of Being a Low-info Voter: A Before and After Critique
There have been several times in my life when earth-shattering, foundation-shaking events have caused me to reassess everything I do and believe. While on one hand, they are exhilarating experiences because they seem to open up a whole new world of knowledge previously unknown to me, on the other hand, I can no longer act with impunity nor feign ignorance as an excuse for doing | Read More »
Mark Begich’s Feeble Attempt to Run Away From (and Against) President Obama
Predictably, Mark Begich (D-AK) is attempting to run away from, and even against, President Obama, who was never particularly popular in Alaska on his best day and is performing especially poorly now. Begich is so desperate to create space from Obama that he is attempting to create the impression that he is not just different from Obama; he is actively opposed to Obama. BARROW, Alaska | Read More »
Iranian nuclear negotiations on the verge of failure
On July 20, Iran and the United States reach a self-imposed deadline for reining in Iran’s nuclear weapons program. With the Vienna negotiations over Iran’s nuclear activities making halting progress at best and a deadline looming, the Obama administration announced Thursday that Secretary of State John Kerry would fly here this weekend to assess whether a deal is possible — and perhaps to begin negotiating an extension in | Read More »
Amanda Marcotte’s Continuing Assault on Facts, Decency, and Reason
Usually I avoid responding to political columnists who are obviously afflicted with particularly insidious forms of dementia which of necessity includes Amanda Marcotte. But this particularly insane rant – which exists solely to take unsourced and spurious accusations against crisis pregnancy centers – is so blatantly dishonest and delusional that it demands at least some sort of response. The basic thrust of Marcotte’s argument is | Read More »
Crushed By Competition, UAW Bosses Roll Snake Eyes As Trump Announces Likely Casino Closure
Although the hotel union UNITE-HERE has been in Atlantic City for decades, it appears that the United Auto Workers gamble in the casino industry is not going too well. In fact, after a few minor election wins, taking four years to negotiate first contracts in the midst of the great recession and, now, one of the iconic targets of its much ballyhooed 2006-2007 attempt at | Read More »
Massachusetts sheriff squawks over Bristol County being used as illegal immigrant dumping ground
The administration is presuming much of its allies.Read More »
Obama defends religious freedom of Muslim extremist
Given the Obama administrations demonstrated hostility to Christianity as anything other than a set of curious practices trotted out at various holidays. We’re all familiar with Hobby Lobby and Hosanna-Tabor, but the list of Obama’s actions aimed an marginalizing people of faith is fairly long. The U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli argued in Hobby Lobby that even if the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) covered | Read More »
The Las Vegas Review Journal backhands Harry Reid over… being Harry Reid, really.
I’m going to really enjoy the 2016 Nevada Senate election.Read More »
Iowa Republicans: please consider extra campaigning assistance for Joni Ernst for the next two weeks.
She’s serving her country.Read More »
Obama’s YOLO presidency descends into parody
At a speech in Austin, Texas, last week, Obama criticized the lawsuit House Speaker John Boehner has announced. I mean, think about that. You’re going to use taxpayer money to sue me for doing my job — (laughter) — while you don’t do your job. (Applause.) There’s a great movie called “The Departed” — a little violent for kids. But there’s a scene in the | Read More »
Bahrain declares US diplomat persona non grata
Great. Just when you thought the Obama administration had done all the damage it could possibly do in the Arab world you find out you are wrong. Via the LA Times Bahrain announced Monday that it was expelling a top State Department official for meddling in its affairs, sharpening tensions between the Obama administration and a strategically important Persian Gulf ally. The state-run Bahrain News | Read More »
Quote of the Day, I Love This Long-Term Plan For The GOP By @TheRickWilson edition.
Basically, the GOP needs to shove the State right down the White House’s throat. Sideways.Read More »