Where’s the Money (Congressional Buy-in)? All Talk, No Action.
President Obama and Congress are great on lambasting BP (perhaps deserved), but where is the “put your money where your mouth is?” When did Congress “improve oil spill response capabilities?” Funding for the OSRR program and operation of Ohmsett – The National Oil Spill Response Test Facility are appropriated from the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund (OSLTF). The OSLTF received funds from a $0.05 tax | Read More »
In Memoriam — for This Is The Day
My challenge today is to name all the ancestors and relatives who have served and sometimes died in the cause of America’s freedom. It is a challenge I present to all of Redstate. It is a challenge to myself, and I have failed. I do not know everybody in my family that has served or died in America’s cause. My wife and I share Revolutionary | Read More »
Of Pirates and Publicity
The Conservative side is rightly criticized for not offering positive solutions. Criticism is good, but solves little. Herein, some comments on piracy and other things. Nobody in Congress cares, although the Congress is charged (Article I, Section 8): To define and punish piracies and felonies committed on the high seas, and offenses against the law of nations; To declare war, grant letters of marque and | Read More »
Spend ‘Til You Drop!
The AP wrote an article on how we’re going to keep track of “stimulus” spending: And how, exactly, are states supposed to track and report all this spending when there’s no money in the law for tracking or auditing? Gee … I thought State Treasurers or Comptrollers and Federal Contract Administrators, COTRs, and Agency heads were already charged with tracking responsibilities. As a Federal contractor | Read More »
When Black is White
Today, Eric Holder was confirmed as Attorney General. Holder’s chief supporter, Sen. Patrick Leahy, said the confirmation was a fulfillment of civil rights leader Martin Luther King’s dream that everyone would be judged by the content of their character. I’m glad he’s the first Black AG, but what’s the big deal? The Democrats were only too happy to oust the first Hispanic AG, and applauded | Read More »