Bank of America, CARD Act, Dodd-Frank, and soaking the poor.
Congratulations, Congressional Democrats: you’ve managed to soak the working poor again. Bank of America will start charging debit-card users $5 a month to pay for purchases. The move comes as the cards increasingly replace cash and as banks look for ways to offset the loss of revenue from a new rule that will limit how much they can collect from merchants. Via Instapundit. You see, | Read More »
Durbin (D, D Majority) vs. Durbin (D, R Majority) on filibusters.
You have undoubtedly seen by now that Senator Dick Durbin is now ready to try to kill the filibuster, not five years after praising the practice to the skies. You are also undoubtedly not surprised. But this particular bit below from Durbin is really quite interesting as an example of defiance against the tyranny of the majority: it’s an absolute pity that the senior Senator | Read More »
Democrats resegregate DC school system.
Are you surprised? I’m not surprised. The leaders of D.C.’s school choice movement, Kevin P. Chavous (former D.C. Councilman) and Virginia Walden Ford (executive director of D.C. Parents for School Choice), today issued the following statement: “House and Senate Appropriators this week ignored the wishes of D.C.’s mayor, D.C.’s public schools chancellor, a majority of D.C.’s city council, and more than 70 percent of D.C. | Read More »
I’m gobsmacked. So is Sen. McCain. Heck, so is Sen. Durbin.
(Via Hot Air Headlines) Avoiding boggling gets harder and harder every day: Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin admitted Friday that he is “in the dark” about the national health care bill currently under construction by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. In an exchange on the Senate floor, Republican Sen. John McCain asked Durbin, “Should we not at least be informed as to what the proposal | Read More »
It’s been suggested that this Durbin (D, IL) video…
…is a bit busy. Too much distraction between the words on the screen and the words coming out of Durbin’s mouth. Opinions? Background on Durbin and his re-segregation efforts here and here. Crossposted to Moe Lane.
Dick Durbin knew all along that Blagojevich was selling off the seat.
This would only be a bombshell if it had been unexpected. AP Exclusive: Blago talked to Durbin about Senate CHICAGO (AP) – Just two weeks before his arrest on corruption charges, then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich floated a plan to nominate to the U.S. Senate the daughter of his biggest political rival in return for concessions on his pet projects, people familiar with the plan told The | Read More »
Hi, Sasha, Malia. Got a second?
It’s a pretty cool place for people your age, from what I’m told. Anyway, I just thought that you should know: do you know Sarah & James Parker? They go to your school. Yeah, them. Are they nice? I’ve never met them, so I don’t know. I do know that their parents really can’t afford to send them to your school without assistance; it’s called | Read More »
Mr. President, ignore Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL). Do NOT commute George Ryan’s sentence.
Note: “former Governor” is a title of trust and respect, and Ryan has forfeited both. Please refresh your memory of the details of his criminal activities before you read on: it’s necessary to understand Senator Dick Durbin’s (D-IL)… well, “failure” is a nice, non-judgmental word, I suppose. John Kass likes “foolish”: Just before Thanksgiving, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) moistened his finger and, as he has | Read More »