Gingrich Supports Amnesty? Eh, No.
I was able to watch most of last night’s debate. The two candidates who have had the more controversial positions on immigration are Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry. It’s worth noting that both have probably more involvement with dealing with illegal aliens than any of the other candidates; Gingrich in supporting the 1986 Reagan amnesty and Perry being the 10-year governor of Texas who helped | Read More »
Does Obama Also Pray to God to Get Republicans to Tax the Rich?
Via NewsBusters: When conservatives and Republicans display their religious expression, we hear endless diatribes from the Democrat media about how they are religious kooks and/or are trying to establish a Christianist theocracy upon an unsuspecting, gullible population. But when Democrats invoke God or their religion, it’s just their faith and it’s a good thing. Especially when that faith espouses leftist extremism.
There Aren’t Enough Bad Words to Describe Krugman
I read Krugman so you don’t have to. But to be honest, I always feel like I have to take a shower afterwards because reading Krugman is like cleaning the feces left behind by the OWS squatters. At his blog at the NYT, Democrat shill Paul Krugman graphically displays his anti-Constitution bona fides while discussing some paper (this is the link Krugman provides) that suggests | Read More »
More Myth Debunking: “Arizona SB1070 to Unleash Torrent of Hate Crimes Against Hispanics”
On April 23, 2010, Gov. Jan Brewer signed into law Arizona’s SB1070, the strictest anti-illegal alien law among the states. The front page of the Arizona Republic carries a story with the headline “Racial hate crimes surge 39% in Phoenix” which states in the second paragraph: Hate crimes in Phoenix classified by race rose from 36 to 50, an increase that experts who track Valley | Read More »
Myth Debunking: “You Can’t Legislate Morality”
I recently finished watching Ken Burns’ “Prohibition” (I had DVR’d it). As with his “The Civil War” documentary, I found it compelling and excellent. I was pleasantly surprised when Burns admitted that it was progressives who brought about the insanity that was the 18th Amendment and the Volstead Act. That is, until the film took to discussing the aftermath of the 1929 Stock Market Crash | Read More »
I know Erick will be coming up with his analysis of the Republican debate in Michigan. It’ll be interesting to see how mine matches up with his.
The Good, The Bad, The Grinch, and The (Monty Python) Spanish Inquisition
So much has come out of the D.C. Circuit the last couple of days. The “good” has a blistering, and quite appropriate, attack on the 111th Congress. The “bad” approaches the travesty of 2005′s Supreme Court Kelo decision. And then there is a bonus. It’s long, but I think would be well worth the read.
Cain v. Gingrich; Bonus: Monty Python Sketch Below the Fold
I watched last nights debate between Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich and it was thoroughly enjoyable. Both were lively and anxious to get their points out. But Gingrich showed why he’s the class of the field; he truly displayed a mastery of the issues and was ready with conservative solutions. Getting rid of the CBO? Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. Granted, I’m not sure how an idea | Read More »
It’s Guy Fawkes Day!!!
Source Oh how OWS drips with irony: NEW YORK (AP) — Look at a photo or news clip from around the world of Occupy protesters and you’ll likely spot a handful of people wearing masks of a cartoon-like man with a pointy beard, closed-mouth smile and mysterious eyes. The mask is a stylized version of Guy Fawkes, an Englishman who tried to bomb the British | Read More »
Obamacare’s Disappearing Health Care “Savings”
It’s that time of year again. It’s time for me to select next year’s company-provided health insurance coverage for me and my wife. Last year, I reported an 11% increase in my health insurance premiums for 2011 compared to the costs in 2010. Well, they’re going up again, this time roughly 13%. All thanks to Obama and the Democrats. Per ABC News, Obama said the | Read More »
About That Income Inequality Thang…
Back in the 480s B.C., word was coming down in Greece that the Persians under King Xerxes were planning to take their revenge against the Greeks for the Persian loss in the war a few years earlier. The Athenian statesman Themistocles did what many Greek politicians did, headed to Delphi to consult the Oracle on what could be done. In a nutshell, the Oracle told | Read More »
Sherman, Set The Wayback Machine To…
…the Hundred Years War. WHAT?!? So how can a post about the Hundred Years War have any relevance? I leave that to you, dear reader, to decide if it’s so. Moammar Qaddafi is dead. YAAAAAYYYYY!!!! I do love it when terrorists like that get their comeuppance…and the Mussolini treatment. In many respects, I can support a “the ends justify the means” mentality. But not regarding | Read More »
What is it about the Save Obama’s Job Act Causing Democrats to Ignore the Constitution?
First, it was President Obama’s Democratic former OMB director Peter Orszag. Then it was Governor Bev Perdue (D-NC). Now, it’s Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL): “I hope the president continues to exercise extraordinary constitutional means, based on the history of Congresses that have been in rebellion in the past,” Jackson said. “He’s looking administratively for ways to advance the causes of the American people, because | Read More »
Democrats Without a Clue
GE CEO Geoffrey Immelt is nobody’s idea of a free-market capitalist. He’s taken crony capitalism to the hilt being on President Obama’s Council on Jobs and competitiveness, and figuring out how his company can avoid paying corporate income taxes (I wonder why the Occupy Wall Street dorks aren’t protesting in front of GE’s U.S. HQ). There, I got that out. As reported by Ezra Klein, | Read More »
10 Worst Kings and Queens of England and the United Kingdom
I want to leave American politics for a moment, although some of what is in this post can be found in the American politics of today. I leave to you to decide. And I hope you learn something. Being somewhat of an Anglophile, I love comparative history. One can search various events in history and find commonality with the present time. I could have listed | Read More »
Democrat Lies On What Ails Small Business
James Pethokoukis links to a post by Brad DeLong that quotes a post by Democrat shill Paul Krugman (Krugman also had a column in Friday’s New York Times on the same subject). Here is what Krugman had to say: Larry Mishel has a very good piece systematically debunking the zombie claim that fears of regulation are holding back job creation. There is, literally, not a | Read More »
Why is Chu Still at DoE?
The Washington Post would have its readers believe Energy Secretary Steven Chu has accepted responsibility for his role in the Solyndra debacle. There’s only one problem: it ain’t true.
My wife and I do much of our banking at Bank of America, including using debit cards issued from them. Needless to say, neither one of us was really thrilled by BofA’s adding a fee for using the debit card on purchases. While it would be easy to blame BofA for taking this action, I know it came as a result of the passage of | Read More »
Re: The Unprecedented Killing of Anwar al-Awlaki
Disclosure: I am not a lawyer. OK, that’s out of the way. I understand the post by streiff regarding the U.S. killing of American-born Islamist terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki. Like streiff, I was glad President Obama ordered this action. However, I disagree with the position streiff and others have taken in believing Awlaki’s killing was unprecedented. In the post, streiff includes two Civil War Confederate guerillas, | Read More »
Picking the Losers With the Losers
As was reported yesterday, the Energy Department has decided to loan out around $1.1 billion to other “green” energy companies, with $740 million going to a California-based company called SolarReserve. This follows on the administration’s incompetence with lending money to Solyndra, which was backed by Argonaut Private Equity, owned by Obama bundler and Oklahoma billionaire George Kaiser. As is also known, via Gateway Pundit, Nancy | Read More »