Attacking the “One-Half-of-one-third” Excuse
Many establishment Republicans justify their complete lack of responsibility (read “power”) in the current legislative environment by saying, as Jeb Bush did recently, that “If you control one-half of one-third of leverage in Washington, D.C., your ability to influence things are also relative to the fact that you have one-half of one-third of the government.” As with Common Core, Jeb Bush is wrong here too. | Read More »
Move Over Nanny Bloomberg! You’ve got a disciple in Chicago! And the public pays for it!
Yes, Mayor Bloomberg. Your Nanny-ness is now getting some competition, in Chicago. And given the devotion that some have for the cause, I have to label Mayor Emanuel a disciple. No, it’s not a re-do of former Mayor Daley’s Fois Gras ban. It’ s the arrival of the “healthy” vending machines, and, you guessed it, a 12-ounce drink limit! Take that! Not 16-ounces, but twelve! | Read More »
The Real Meaning of a Safety Net
The left talks of having a “safety net” to help folks who are having a tough time in the economy. But one thing they forget is that you need to put yourself at risk to be able to need a safety net. You cannot stand on the ground at the circus and jump up onto the safety net. You need to participate in the activities, | Read More »
Christmas Terror in Nigeria
Christians in Nigeria face terror this Christmas Day, as reported by CNN: The Christmas Eve attacks in the volatile Nigerian city of Jos have claimed at least 31 lives, a bloody aftermath in a region long torn by Christian and Muslim hostility. Choji Gyang, a special adviser to the governor of the west African country’s Plateau state, confirmed the death toll on Saturday, and said | Read More »
The Power of the Bureaucrat: First the Toys, Now the Cribs
From the diaries by Erick A prime example of the power of the unelected bureaucracy was shown last week. The Chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Inez Tenenbaum, has decided that baby cribs used by most folks in the last 20 years kill babies, and no only should no longer be made, but should not even be re-sold privately.
Why is Illinois Holding up Mark Kirk’s Trip to the Senate?
Well, the two new Democratic Senators are seated. Mark Kirk won both the election for the full term starting in 2011, and the remaining amount of Obama’s seat (which Burris had held), in what were actually two separate elections in Illinois on Nov. 2. Where is the Republican from Illinois? Not in DC yet. I see this from Fox News: The other special election winner, | Read More »
Webster Pushing Grayson out the Door in FL-08
Daniel Webster is trying to send Alan Grayson, another Harvard lawyer, a message: Liberalism’s reign is over. Latest poll from Sunshine State News shows Webster’s lead to still 7 points over Alan Grayson, but now it’s 48-41, compared to the 43-36 in September 25 poll. Holding a steady 7-point lead over a controversial and increasingly malodorous incumbent, Republican Daniel Webster is poised to knock out | Read More »
Need Green Job Training? Rob a Bank and It Could Be Yours
Yes, that’s right. Here in the Sunshine State, WCTV in Tallahassee reports that the Department of Corrections has received a grant from, you guessed it, the federal government, to provide training to prisoners having less than three years left on their sentences. Florida’s prison system has received a $740,000 federal grant to train inmates in solar energy panel installation. Department of Corrections officials said Friday | Read More »
New name needed for “Bush Tax Cuts”; Join in the Fun
Controlling the language and semantics is important in politics. It is obvious that calling the 2001 and 2003 Tax Cut bills the “Bush Tax Cuts” is really a non-starter in getting the tax rates created by them made permanent. So, after some research (if you consider google and then a little reading to be “research”) I hereby propose a few alternatives. First, for the HB | Read More »
Surprise! Obama Task Force Concludes Gitmo Detainees Should be There!
The Obama Administration tried to hide the results of their blue-ribbon task force Gitmo study by releasing the results a week ago Friday, just prior to the Memorial Day Weekend. Fortunately, Marc Thiessen was listening. For years the left has spun the myth that hundreds of Guantanamo detainees are really innocent goatherds and dirt farmers wrongly swept up in the war on terror. In an | Read More »
Please support Col. Allen West (FL-22) Money-Bomb
Please visit 1000patriots.com and help Col. Allen West’s campaign for US Congress, FL-22. Col. West appeared on Hannity tonight. His website has been up reliably, but during his interview with Hannity, this was the response While web admins may hate that, as a West Patriot, I liked that. Let’s send this American patriot and retired colonel to DC. The FL-22 district includes the Palm Beaches | Read More »
Outlook is bright for Identity Protection Industry, thanks to Obamacare
There are regulations that prevent Social Security numbers from being used for identification. It took a while for my employer to get its administrator, United Healthcare, to change from using the employee’s SSN to use a unique employee number. Well, those days are now gone. With Obamacare, health insurance companies will be reporting which people have insurance coverage. And now, since they are part of | Read More »
Mission Impossible: 2010
I’ve been getting reacquainted with some old friends from my childhood days on American Life Network recently.The times have changed, but the theme of saving a nation from power-hungry politicians never goes out of style. This is the start of an episode I’d like to see some evening. A tourist walks into the National Museum in Warsaw, a vibrant city in a nation that has | Read More »
MoveOn.org pushes Obamacare Again, but they ignore one fact
moveon.org has put out a commercial in favor of Obamacare. In it, they (again) claim that thousands die from a lack of healthcare insurance. (Funny, but I doubt I’d find “lack of healthcare insurance” on any death certificate.) I am sure you can find it if you’d like, but I won’t give them any hits from this diary. One thing I would like to remind | Read More »
On United Nations Day, the Onslaught Continues. Are You Ready to Submit?
Good morning. Today is a special day. Are you celebrating yet? That’s right. Today is United Nations Day. The power grab by the United Nations over the USA has been incessant since the Democrats won a majority in both houses in 2007. In the past two years, the UN has been pressuring the US to accept the Law of the Sea Treaty, which would severely | Read More »
Another Reason IOC Rejected Chicago
A story broke on September 25th about a soiree hosted by the Obamas for visiting VIPs during the UN meetings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This is another goof in the White House office of protocol. As with most parties, pictures were taken by the White House photographers. However, unlike past Presidents, POTUS Obama’s White House has a flickr website page. And they seem | Read More »
Green Jobs, the New York Apollo Alliance, and State-Sanctioned Theft
People have debated the definition of a “green job” for a while. I have been skeptical about what really is a “green job,” but my eyes have been opened. According to the New York Apollo Alliance, a green job is one that is created in order to manufacture and install goods that are mandated by the government. Green jobs are created when a government enacts | Read More »
Exclusivity Agreements for Cellphones: Support Free Markets
Parade.com had an article in this past Sunday’s magazine discussing exclusivity agreements between cell phone manufacturers and cell network providers. Some lawmakers and industry experts say such arrangements limit consumer choice, stifle competition, and keep rates artificially high. “Consumers should be allowed to access any network with whatever device they choose, just as they do with their televisions and computers,” says Rob Frieden, a law | Read More »
Fitting conclusion.. I can dream, can’t I?
July 4th (Korean time), the North Koreans launch their missile out towards the Pacific in direction of Hawaii. Something goes wrong, and missile curves to the west. The missile finds its way back down to earth’s surface and strikes, destroying their ship carrying the nuclear materials, as it sits in a Yemen harbor. I know, smacks of some James Bond movie plot, but hey, I | Read More »
Will Senator Nelson (D-FL) Really Vote His Views?
My Senator, Bill Nelson (D-FL), states on his website that he is against increasing the national debt. Nelson voted against the TARP bill, a vote that was cancelled by Sen. Martinez’ (rino-FL) YES vote. I had hopes that he might also vote against the Obama stimulus bill. So I wrote him this optimistic letter of appreciation. Thanks for being AGAINST STIMULUS! I agree with your | Read More »