Was Brendan Eich removed to get closed source DRM into Firefox?
It’s quite a theory, and I’m not sure what to make of it, but via Instapundit I ran into the allegation that the real reason Brendan Eich was removed as the head of Mozilla wasn’t the homosexual “marriage” issue at all, but rather that he stood in the way between Hollywood-friendly restrictions called Digital Rights Managment (“DRM”) being added to the open source browser Firefox.Read More »
Washington Post: 1 million Americans may be getting incorrect Obamacare subsidies.
This is a timed-demolition sort of problem.Read More »
Tech at Night: The Obama FCC meets, and is pretty terrible.
So the European Union has invented a “right to be forgotten”, that is forcing Google to censor its results. Given the history of Nazi war criminals trying desperately to be forgotten, this is an odd thing for the EU to be doing.
While they are opt-out, a rare thing when it comes to government, UK government censorship of the Internet exists, and nobody’s doing a thing about it at this point.
but the big story this week was the FCC meeting. It was pretty terrible, over all. A lot more on that after the jump.Read More »
Democrats’ youth vote for 2014 looks like… 2010’s.
Just the one poll, of course – and note that it was done by a Democratic pollster, so don’t assume that ‘scaring the heebie-jeebies out of the Left’ isn’t part of the business model – but it does seem to fit. It does not really surprise me that the Democrats can only count on 37% of its 2012 youth vote in 2014; as Aaron Blake noted, the | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ Weekend Open Thread
I’m going to an exciting conservative conference tomorrow here in Riverside, CA. It is the first of its kind in the area and will bring together a lot of Southern California Tea Party groups as well as local conservative radio hosts, politicians and other patriotic concerned citizens. Among the array of speakers are Dinesh D’Souza, Ann Coulter, Tea Party favorite gubernatorial candidate, Tim Donnelly, and | Read More »
Eric Cantor kills a stealth amnesty bill
Despite the fact that very few people care about immigration, the Vichy wing of the GOP has insisted on pressing ahead on the irrational impulse TO DO SOMETHING. One of the worst ideas out there is one being flogged by California Republican Jeff Denham. His idea is to put the DREAM Act on steroids. In Mr. Denham’s reasoning, it is a great idea to take | Read More »
This woman is going to hang for being Christian
Meriam Yahya Ibrahim Ishag, the pregnant 27-year old is the mother of a 20-month old boy and wife of American citizen Daniel Wani, has been sentenced to death by a semi-literate savage in the dystopic Third World craphole that is Sudan. Her crime: apostasy. She had the misfortune to be born of muslim father and Orthodox mother. Her father abandoned the family when she was | Read More »
The criminal population
Most people accept the basic proposition that a law-abiding citizen shouldn’t be harassed or punished by the government. The almost universal initial reaction to contact with a government entity is, “But I didn’t do anything wrong!” The vast majority of Americans would consider it outrageous if they were personally hassled, fined, or imprisoned without any legal violation. In fact, leaving aside legal principles about how “ignorance | Read More »
Eric Shinseki Engages In Epic Dodge
Embattled and circling the drain, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki has engaged in an epic dodge. Today he announced the resignation (via Roll Call) of Department of Veterans Affairs Under Secretary for Health, Dr. Robert Petzel: The chief health official at the Department of Veterans Affairs resigned Friday, amid an ongoing scandal about wait times and deaths within the VA health system. “Today, I accepted | Read More »
If you like your neighborhood you can keep your neighborhood
One of the more entertaining traits of liberals is their unflinching desire to Balkanize the United States into a loose amalgam of racial and ethnic grievance groups. Unhappy with the existence of only two sexes, liberals have now created “sexual orientation” so that the psychologically disordered can be celebrated. Probably nowhere is this more rigorously advocated than in K-12 education where liberals dominate the institutions | Read More »
Big differences among GOP candidates in Alabama Six
Over at the Weekly Standard,,Maria Santos asks, “Can You Spot the Differences” among the seven Republicans running to replace retiring Rep. Spencer Baucus in Alabama’s sixth congressional district. According to Santos, Debates between the candidates “barely matter” because the candidates “support essentially the same things” and “even recite many of the same tropes.” That may be, but as we pointed out last month there are | Read More »
The End of Fannie and Freddie?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss a bill to end Fannie and Freddie, how that would impact your mortgage rate and the political fallout from reforming housing finance.Read More »
Triple Play for Free Speech in Wisconsin
A series of three lawsuits have completely changed the campaign finance environment in Wisconsin just months ahead of an election that some are suggesting could be yet another wave for Republicans in a deep purple state. In separate legal actions conservative organizations and individuals have lashed out against highly restrictive state campaign finance laws and a secret investigation used by Democrats to target right-of-center groups. | Read More »
Go See Godzilla
I guess I am just going to start reviewing all the movies I go see. So this week, let’s dig into Godzilla. I liked it, which must mean Sonny Bunch will hate it. [UPDATED: I WAS WRONG!!!! Sonny Bunch likes it. He really likes it. So now you must go see it. It has to be better than the rock monsters in Noah because we | Read More »
Eric Shinseki and The VA Hospital System
Find The Cost of Free Healthcare. (Photo from Shutterstock.com) There really isn’t much you need to know about how well government healthcare would work in the US. Most of what you do need to know involves a discipline of OR called Queuing Theory. Either the people now attempting serve American War Veterans don’t know much about it, or they are being | Read More »
Shift Power Back to the States
Anyone who reads the plain language of the Constitution and the writings of James Madison would come away with the unambiguous impression that the Founders vested the federal government with very few powers – powers that they felt could only be executed by a central government. Much of what the federal government does in this post-constitutional era is not only superfluous but deleterious to economic | Read More »
Karl Rove forces Bill Clinton to provide relevant health information about Hillary Clinton.
If you’re explaining, you’re losing.Read More »
Addled Harry Reid advocates amending the Constitution to restrict free speech
Under ordinary circumstances, one would think Harry Reid was simply playing to the <90 IQ voters who make up the Democrat base. But with more and more people openly questioning his lucidity, one never knows. Unsatisfied with the Supreme Court’s rulings on political speech, and in the throes of a Koch brothers monomania, Reid has signed onto a proposal to amend the Constitution to allow | Read More »
Mayor of Youngstown, OH, and two other crooked Democrats indicted for corruption
Yesterday brought the announcement that a handful of corrupt Ohio Democrats had been indicted for being, well, corrupt. And it also brought us another energetic round of “Name That Party,” a parlor game in which a corrupt official is arrested or indicted and we, the contestants, try to find a hint of which party to which they belong. From the Youngstown Vindicator: Ohio Attorney General | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ The Evil Party Gets More Evil
On Tuesday, thirteen Democrats stopped the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act — a bill that would have prohibited performing abortions because of the gender of the baby — from seeing the light of day as they voted in lock-step to defend the practice of gendercide in California. In a chilling admission of heartlessness, Democrat Assemblyman Rob Bonta, who sat on the Health Committee, defends his actions: “The | Read More »