Late start tonight for Tech at Night. Sorry, but I’ve started a plan to get myself out of California, and to be honest I’m more than a bit nervous about the whole thing. Looking for new work in the Obama economy? Yeah.
I’ve done a lot of complaining around here about former Energy and Commerce ranking member Joe Barton, and subcommittee head Mary Bono-Mack. I think they sometimes try too hard to get government involved in things that are perceived as problems, and I wish they’d heed Calvin Coolidge’s words on problems coming down the road. But online poker legalization isn’t a bad thing in my view.
I wish we’d get the feds out of gambling at all, and return it to the states, so I would tend to criticize these efforts for not going far enough. So much of our national anti-gambling law is set up as an effective subsidy for MLB, NFL, and the NCAA, giving legal weight to the leagues’ desires to create an attractive product. Why else would we have specific laws against betting on sports? But if we have to start with poker, then let’s start with poker.
PROTECT IP, the national Internet censorship blacklist bill pushed by some Senate Demcorats, but defiantly held by Senate Democrat Ron Wyden, has picked up another ally in the AFL-CIO. I know some on the right have been inclined to support this power grab, which would threaten America’s Internet leadership worldwide, because in theory it’s there to support property rights. But in practice, having the government censor websites by hijacking DNS via government-mandated blacklists doesn’t actually do anything to stop copyright infringement. In fact it hinders both free speech and property rights.
Share on Facebook 1 1 SHARES Truly, Donald J. Trump is one colossal anomaly. I’ve seen a lot of squishy moderates, barely-Republicans, and outright RiNOs in my years as a political geek. Rarely have I seen an outright liberal, in the same vein as Obama, Pelosi, and Reid, gain the confidence of those who claim to be conservatives, simply because he stuck an “R” beside | Read More »
Candice Spivey of Yulee, Florida just might be a new critic of Target’s radical bathroom policy. She was approached by a convicted pervert while shopping for bikinis at Target, and since she recognized him from a previous encounter, she decided to film the incident.
Share on Facebook 1 1 SHARES It is stunning to see how easily it comes to Hillary Clinton to lie. There is no hesitation. Almost no “tell” like others have. She does it as easily as breathing. Hillary Clinton, like so many other Democrats, thinks coal is evil. They brag about trying to put coal companies out of business. Yet, in this video, Hillary Clinton | Read More »
Share on Facebook 1 1 SHARES $1.48 Trillion: Government Collects Record-High Taxes in First Half of FY 2016 Inflation-adjusted federal tax revenues hit a record $1.48 trillion for the first half of fiscal year 2016, but the federal government still ran a $461 billion deficit during that time, according to the latest monthly Treasury Department statement. Budget cuts leaving Marine Corps aircraft grounded Since 1775, the | Read More »