Will Amazon’s growth end up allowing Internet sales tax reform?
Americans have resisted sales tax reform for the Internet era, because they simply didn’t want to pay more taxes. These days, it’s hard to argue against that, even though most of the taxes we pay go to DC, but the sales tax situation is harming the state budgets. I wonder if this debate will change as people have to pay tax on Amazon anyway, thanks | Read More »
If #BlueLivesMatter, a line must be drawn in Oregon
A group of armed thugs has decided to #Occupy Oregon, and take over a wildlife refuge building. Led by known wacko Ammon Bundy, even conservative champion Ted Cruz thinks they need to stand down. If Blue Lives Matter, as a number of right-wing activists have frequently stated, Ted Cruz is right, and Bundy must surrender immediately.
Trump is so scared of losing Iowa to Cruz, he’s wetting his pants
Donald Trump was on Face the Nation, and had an epic tantrum. Right now he’s so scared of losing to Ted Cruz, he’s having to lash out in ridiculous ways. It’s interesting seeing what Trump looks like when he’s behind, he knows he’s behind, and he’s wetting-his-pants scared of being the big, fat loser.
Bitcoin Bowl flops: Bitcoin’s highest profile venture failed
The St. Petersburg Bitcoin Bowl was supposed to be a great success for Bitcoin, as Bitpay made a three-year deal to be the title sponsor of the event. Business Insider said “The attention brought to bitcoin by the game will only further boost its ascension into the mainstream. Bitpay itself bragged of 100 businesses accepting Bitcoin. But this year’s bowl was just the St. Petersburg | Read More »
New Hampshire is Bush’s firewall. What delegates will he get?
While the Iowa caucuses are volatile, and you never know just how the delegates will turn out as rooms full of people get together and make deals, the New Hampshire primary has a simple set of rules for determining the winner. Let’s check the current polling and see who would win delegates there.
Rand Paul is missing the point as Obama spies on Israel
So we’ve got an Obama administration scandal going on, as some inappropriate behavior has come out with respect to the “deal” with Iran. I put deal in quotes because Iran isn’t actually committed to anything. But regardless, the administration’s behavior around this deal is suspicious… but is ranting about some tangential matter. He misses the point when it comes to American and global security. What | Read More »
I found the perfect computer OS for Hillary Clinton
In a recent debate, Hillary Clinton suggested we should give government the keys to read all your encrypted data, hearkening back to the Clipper Chip idea of her husband’s administration. Well I have good news for her: I’ve found the perfect computer operating system for her to use, and I challenge all her supporters to switch to it.
Donald Trump can’t even do Christmas cards right. What a dope!
I’m technically a donor to the Donald Trump campaign. I bought a hat as a historical curiosity. So, apparently that meant the Trump campaign (which is under serious pressure from Ted Cruz by the way) wanted to send me a Christmas card. The problem is, it didn’t even come in time for the start of Christmas! Failure!
Guess who just passed Jeb Bush?
While most observers of the national GOP Presidential polling will focus on Quinnipiac University’s showing of Donald Trump 28, 24 as a possible sign of things to come, there’s another story that I think deserves mention. Jeb Bush has now fallen into sixth place nationally, not just in New Hampshire, thanks to a good run of polling by another second-tier contender.
We used to regulate cryptography as munitions. Let’s get back to that.
Barack Obama’s FBI head James Comey has started a push for regulation of cryptography in America, in a throwback to the days of the Bill Clinton administration’s “Clipper Chip’ program. Hillary Clinton has fully embraced this idea, suggesting a legally required “back door” in all software in America. This is a problem for any American who wants to secure his own privacy, both against the | Read More »
Bill de Blasio apes Vladimir Putin with New York City law
In 2013 the Russians passed a law, signed by Vladimir Putin, banning speech deemed to be ‘propaganda’ about homosexuality. This law has, of course, drawn criticism worldwide from leftists. Not for the censorship, but for being ‘anti-gay.’ Well now we know why. New York City is passing its own censorship law, just going the other way with respect to “nonconfirmity” and “gender identity.”
Five lies Hillary Clinton told in Saturday’s debate
Maybe you’re like me and have grown used to Presidential debates giving no information at all. Turns out we’re wrong though: Hillary Clinton told these five lies in Saturday’s debate. By seeing what she’s lying about, we can get an idea of what her agenda is, or what she thinks her weaknesses are.
, Clipper Chip
, Gun control
, Hillary Clinton
, Second Amendment
What Disney must do to succeed with the new Star Wars
Star Wars is obviously known for being an action-packed space opera leading the industry with innovative special effects. But the movies themselves used intelligent storytelling techniques as they unfolded for the viewers. With The Force Awakens, the franchise now led by Disney must find a new path, as it expands beyond the six films put out by George Lucas. They must find a story to | Read More »
Ted Cruz uses the establishment’s own trick against them
Pandering: It’s an age-old political trick that is a staple of politics in America. Going back to before the present political alignment, the parties would say whatever it took, to whoever they had to, in order to forge a winning political coalition. is taking a lot of heat for his debate performance last night, but I believe he’s playing the game intelligently: He’s looking to | Read More »
The failure of Communism: Spaceballs in real life
In the movie Spaceballs, the evil empire led by President Skroob (Mel Brooks) and Dark Helmet (Rick Moranis) has literally destroyed their planet’s air supply. To feel better, they open up cans of “Perri-air” packaging air from Planet Druidia. Well, it turns out that real life Communism is now emulating the movies, incredibly enough. In China they’re buying bottled air from Canada.