Small businesses must …fax… their #obamacare exchange applications in.
Yes, faxes are still a thing, apparently. You can even do them from your computer. And if you’re a small business owner wanting to get Obamacare coverage, you’re going to have to! Administration officials are quietly telling key interest groups to expect initial glitches signing up online for coverage under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. Two sources tell The Associated Press that small businesses | Read More »
The Impact of Ted Cruz’s 21 Hour Obamacare Slugfest
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Lachlan Markay to discuss Ted Cruz’s 21 hour speech on the Senate floor, what he may have accomplished after all that talking, and why it may actually help Cruz when the media and the GOP establishment criticize him for not playing the Washington game.Read More »
Tech at Night: California Democrats don’t understand how the Intertubes work. Dropbox joins in on FISA transparency.
There’s not a whole lot going on right now. Right now I’m seeing a few efforts here and there to push different policies, some good, some bad, but we do need to keep an eye on them in case any one of them takes off.
Let’s start with a bit of a laugh from California. Democrats there are desperately trying to regulate the Internet, but at the same time it’s clear that party in California, now totally hijacked by extremists, has no clue how the Internet actually works. How else would the pass a bill creating a right to delete information from the Internet? Imagine the jokes if Republicans passed such a bill.
The Google effort to push for reasonable FISA transparency continues to gain allies, this time Dropbox, as that firm is now getting criticisms in that area.Read More »
There is a real and genuine disconnect between grassroots conservatives and many in Washington. Let’s first concede that, like with many politicians, a cult of personality has started developing around Ted Cruz, though from my vantage point it is not nearly as virulent as among some. But, there are some who, should Cruz fall flat on his face, would declare it all part of the | Read More »
The Cancerous Lie of Unbounded Positive Rights
An alliance of Progressive Organizations is attempting to counter 23+ hours of truth from Senator Cruz with thirty-one seconds of disingenuous horse-hockey. They rail at Republicans who vote to deny other people healthcare. They rail at Republicans who vote to deny other people food stamps. It’s as if being an American implies that you have a natural right to have the government give you goods and services that originally belonged to, or are produced by somebody else.
In the bizarre world of “Positive Rights,” we get logical constructs that would totally destroy the social contract of any society that attempted to fulfill them. There is never any logical limit to what can be claimed as a so-called Positive Right. In the real-world, to all of these limitless demands are attached similarly limitless costs. It’s analogous to the Work-Energy Relationship in Physics.Read More »
Pakistan Earthquake Creates New Island (and Mass Confusion Among Journalists)
The Huffington Post says the new island is the size of a king size bed. Who are you going to believe, HuffPo or your lying eyes?Read More »
Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL) Leaves Americans at the Mercy of Obama’s EPA
Somber news came out of AAA this week: the nationwide average price per gallon for gasoline has been above $3.00 for over 1,000 days straight. This is a new and unprecedented record and undoubtedly one of the unsung reasons why the national economy continues to flounder in what the Obama Administration embarrassingly champions as a recovery. The implications of this unsavory distinction are obvious to | Read More »
The Great Big GOP Establishment Obamacare Lie
Among the many insightful things Ted Cruz said during his historic filibuster through the night was that there is no honesty in the Republican Party. He noted that it would be better to have a Senate full of Republicans like Mike Lee and Democrats like Bernie Sanders – people who actually believe what they say, and are honest and open about it. What he meant | Read More »
The Atlantic’s Heritage Hit Job Relies on an Obama Voter Without Disclosing It
The Atlantic has written a hit job on the Heritage Foundation. The central premise of the article is that Republicans are upset because the conservative organization has declared conservatism and Republicans are not the same thing. The article relies heavily on Mickey Edwards, one of the Heritage Foundation’s three founding trustees. Molly Ball, the author of the Atlantic piece, writes: Mickey Edwards, one of three | Read More »
Crony Capitalism and the Power of The Fed
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by Hunter Lewis to discuss his books, the undo influence of the Fed, and if there is room in America for libertarian populism.Read More »
@SenTedCruz is *still* on the floor, as of 7:40 AM Eastern time. #makedclistenRead More »
The Un-President-ed Lies of Barack Obama
So Our Deceiver-In-Chief seems to believe the latest reporting on Obamacare involves “unprecedented scare tactics.” This is garbage. This administration has involved nothing but scare tactics since the day it took office. Anything less may have allowed a crisis or three to go to waste. I think were all a little sick of hearing about how each new sunrise is unprecedented. It’s as if Barack Obama spent his entire tenure as a Harvard Law Review Editor and only remembered one quarter-dollar word that was longer than three syllables.Read More »
Finger Lickin’ Frauds
Live streaming video by Ustream Within hours of Liz Cheney, now a candidate for the Senate in Wyoming, announcing her support of Ted Cruz’s filibuster, Senator Mike Enzi, who Cheney is primarying, took to the floor of the United States Senate and declared he stood with Ted Cruz. Pat Roberts, the elderly Senator from Kansas who may soon be getting a stiff primary challenge, stiffly | Read More »
Obama administration defies Senate on UN arms trade treaty.
Check with your former colleagues, Secretary Kerry: there was no point to signing this treaty, because it will not be ratified. Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to sign an arms trade treaty opposed by the Senate and the gun lobby as early as Wednesday, and Republicans aren’t happy about it. [snip] “This treaty is already dead in the water in the Senate, and | Read More »
In a battle between Ted Cruz and Harry Reid, we must stand with Senator Cruz
In a battle between Ted Cruz and Harry Reid, we must stand with Senator Cruz. Last week, House Republicans overwhelmingly passed legislation that defunds ObamaCare while keeping the government open and running. Now it is time for the Senate to do the same. Republicans want to keep the government running. Democrats claim they want the same, but they aren’t acting like it. By denouncing the | Read More »
As the astonishing TV show “Breaking Bad” reaches its conclusion, there have been many fine efforts to dissect the morality and philosophy of the show, with Jonah Goldberg’s lengthy dissertation at National Review a standout. It’s a testament to the brilliant writing and acting on the show to find so much thoughtful commentary. The main character, Walter White – as masterfully portrayed by Bryan Cranston – | Read More »
#MakeDCListen: Stand With Ted Against Obamacare
Senator Ted Cruz has fulfilled his election promise to do everything it takes to stop Obamacare. To that end, he has commenced a talking filibuster against the budget CR, which Harry Reid plans to use as a conduit for reinserting funding to Obamacare. This is real simple. We are at the end of the line. Anyone who thinks that, under the false hope of winning | Read More »
The House has passed a bipartisan bill to accomplish two goals that are in line with the will of the American people: (a) end the ObamaCare train wreck by defunding it and (b) keep the government open and running. Now it’s up to the Senate to do the same. Republicans want to keep the government running. Democrats claim they want the same, but they aren’t | Read More »
The RedState Call Center is Active: Call the Senate
The RedState call center is now active. Use our calling center to connect with your Senators. RedState makes it very easy. Go here now, enter your zip code, and get connected to your Senators. Tell them to stand with Ted Cruz and oppose cloture on the continuing resolution.