The Watercooler ~ Obama home shopping and campaigning while world crumbles around him
Rumors continue to swirl that the Obamas are purchasing a home in Rancho Mirage in an affluent gated community known as Thunderbird Heights near Palm Springs, California. The rumors began last month when it was reported in June that the Obamas were staying in the home of a homosexual couple living in the same Thunderbird Heights neighborhood on their last trip to California: The Obama | Read More »
The case against an Unconditional Basic Income
An object that is at rest will stay at rest unless an external force acts upon it. –Sir Isaac Newton Many moons ago with I was a mid-grade infantry captain in the US Army I was selected for an assignment as an investigator with the Department of the Army Inspector General’s office at the headquarters of the US Army Recruiting Command. One of the great | Read More »
DC Circuit Blocks Obamacare Subsidies, Mandate in 36 States
A divided panel of the DC Circuit this morning handed down its long-awaited decision in Halbig v Burwell, holding 2-1 that Obamacare does not provide subsidies for purchases of insurance on the federal Healthcare.gov exchange, and that the individual mandate does not apply in states that have not established their own state exchanges. The decision, based on the plain language of the statute (and not | Read More »
Airfare Going Up? Blame Paul Ryan and the GOP. Seriously.
Airfare is getting more expensive. The Transportation Security Administration is raising security fees. Fox News has a report on it. But in the interests of intellectual honesty, we here on a Republican site and I, a formerly elected Republican official, do need to point out that the American public has Paul Ryan and the GOP to blame for it. The House Republicans let Paul Ryan | Read More »
Rick Perry vs. Rand Paul and the Start of the 2016 GOP Primary
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Aaron Blake to discuss the opening salvos fired in the 2016 GOP primary, Rick Perry’s makeover and who the GOP dark horse may be.Read More »
Politico Butt Hurt Over Rick Perry, Securing the Border, and “Abortion Barbie”
The former Chief Washington correspondent used to work for Debbie Wasserman Schultz. He left Politico, went to work for Wasserman-Schult, then returned to be “chief” Washington correspondent. (He’s gone again now) Multiple other Politico reporters have been involved in liberal causes. But the newspaper pretends to be objective. Occasionally though, it lets its guard down and we get to see its routine liberal outrage and | Read More »
Malaysia Air MH-17: Vladimir Putin gets away with murder
It is certain that a Russian made anti-aircraft missile fired by Russian armed, trained, and commanded Ukrainian “separatists” shot down Malaysia Air flight MH-17 last week killing all 298 passengers and crew aboard. The only outstanding question is the degree to which this was a conscious act perpetrated by the Russian government under the leadership of Vladimir Putin. I say the only open question is | Read More »
Thank God for Rick Perry
[Editor's Note: Rick Perry will be at the RedState Gathering. You can come thank him for showing leadership that Washington refuses to show. Register at www.redstategathering.com] As the rest of the world sizes Barack Obama up as a man who pees sitting down, the Texas Governor, not prone to wear mom jeans, has ordered his National Guard down to the border. It seems a rather | Read More »
Tech at Night: Government is bad at Internet
Make sure to send me ideas on topics to take apart, folks. I’ve hit a number of important topics, but I don’t always know what needs explaining. I’d like to think I’m a little better than this than the anti-Israel bigots at Vox, so feel free to leave comment suggesting topics to go over.
But tonight I’ll post a simple reminder: Government is bad at Internet, and should leave well enough alone.Read More »
Wendy Davis perilously close to a #DOOM call from… The Daily Beast.
At this rate, the real question will be: who will Wendy Davis replace on MSNBC? I mean, it’s not like the network has an infinite number of slots.Read More »
At Netroots Sen. Murphy says ObamaCare is being implemented incredibly well
At the Netroots Nation, in Detroit, Connecticut Democrat and U.S. Senator Chris Murphy said ObamaCare “is being implemented incredibly well.” Perhaps Sen. Murphy forgets all the criticism about President Obama’s incompetent implementation of ObamaCare that came from leading Democrats: The Democrats’ majority leader, Sen. Harry Reid, said last week that he agreed with Democrat Sen. Max Baucus of Montana, a Democrat architect of the law, who said | Read More »
IRS: Maybe Lois Lerner Emails Aren’t So “Lost” After All, Oh, And We Lost a Few More Too
The IRS just can’t get anything straight. The Obama IRS appears to now be backtracking on just how “lost” Lois Lerner’s emails are.Read More »
The Chaotic Belief Systems of Millenials
Winston Churchill once famously quipped, “If you’re not a liberal at twenty you have no heart; if you’re not a conservative at forty you have no brain.” This is an important mantra to keep in mind when analyzing the fight for the political mind of the much-maligned millenial generation in light of Reason’s most recent survey on Millenials’ attitudes about government. Although Millenials still tend | Read More »
Ron Paul, Rand Paul, and the probable Russian shooting of MH17
With Rand Paul almost certainly running for President, it’s very important we evaluate just what his views are on the issues of the day, and what influences shape what his gut instincts are, which will shape his reactions to the unforeseen issues that crop up during any Presidency.
Given the younger Paul’s constant support of his father’s candidacies, and his currying of favor from his father’s supporters, this means we must continue to look at what Ron Paul says, and look to Rand Paul to support or deny those remarks.Read More »
John Feehery to GOP: Stop Opposing Crony Capitalism
John Feehery call your office. It appears someone has signed into your computer and is emailing columns out under your name that make you look like a simpleton. The Wall Street Journal has fallen for the ruse. They just published a column under your name lamenting conservative opposition to crony capitalism. Feehery is everything that is wrong with the modern day GOP. With his phone | Read More »
On Immigration, The Border, and Dana Loesch, The American Thinker Isn’t Thinking or American
Today there is an article in the American Thinker by M. Catherine Evans in which she strenuously objected to Glenn Beck, Senator Ted Cruz, Representative Louie Gohmert, and, especially, Dana Loesch being charitable human beings. In her rhetorical screed, which will lend further credence to the liberal caricature of conservatives hating brown people, Evans accuses Loesch, and those who helped provide food, clothing, and | Read More »
Could Tensions in Ukraine and Israel Spark Wider Conflict?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the downing of MH 17, what the world’s response will be toward Russia and if this could be a Franz Ferdinand moment.Read More »
The Politicization of Science in the Media
Via RealClearScience today comes a stark reminder that there is literally no such thing about which the media is a truly objective reporter these days. It reminds me yet again of this quote from the late great Michael Crichton about the Gell-Mann Amnesia Effect: Briefly stated, the Gell-Mann Amnesia effect is as follows. You open the newspaper to an article on some subject you know well. | Read More »
Kerry’s concerns, dead Israelis, and moral decrepitude
Yesterday, secretary of State John Kerry was on FoxNews Sunday, and when not lambasting Chris Wallace for having the temerity to actually ask him questions rather than take dictation which is what typically happens when an Obama official appears on one of the Sunday shows he expressed concern about Israel’s ongoing operations in Gaza. The reason we know he expressed concern is that he was | Read More »