Ben Bernanke and the First Rule of Holes

    Ben Bernanke and the First Rule of Holes

    I get that monetary policy is not really the sexiest or most interesting topic out there, especially in the midst of the Obama administration’s current scandalpalooza. But the signs are mounting that the Fed’s current course of action ought to start causing alarm for even the most casual consumer of news; and what’s worse, the Fed appears to have no exit strategy at all from | Read More »

    First The IRS, Now Democrats Use DSCC To Smear Tea Party IRS Rallies

    First The IRS, Now Democrats Use DSCC To Smear Tea Party IRS Rallies

    Guy Cecil is the Director of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and is credited with saving the senate for the Dems. He may also want the credit of defending the IRS against the scandal surrounding the government entity’s targeting of tea party and Jewish groups. In a recent email to DSCC supporters, Cecil claims in an email fundraising appeal that tea partiers supported Nazis at | Read More »

    Persecution Myth?

    One of the traditional purposes for studying History has been to learn from it, to see how past events can shed light on the present.  This is possible assuming the history presented is true. Unfortunately, in our postmodern era of relativism, history has become a malleable tool to justify one’s philosophical and/or political inclinations—with all the wild anachronisms, projections, and conjectures that entails. Happily, there | Read More »

    Cowardly Colorado Governor Hickenlooper Commutes Death Sentence Until End of Term

    Cowardly Colorado Governor Hickenlooper Commutes Death Sentence Until End of Term

    In Colorado, the fate of convicted murderer Nathan Dunlap has been an issue of great debate. This past week, the governor of Colorado, John Hickenlooper, made what has to be one of the most cowardly decisions ever seen in politics by putting a man’s life and the expectations of his victims on hold just long enough to take the decision out of his hands. In | Read More »

    Memorial Day 2013

    Memorial Day 2013

    HEADQUARTERS GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC General Orders No.11, WASHINGTON, D.C., May 5, 1868 The 30th day of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village, and hamlet church-yard in the land. In this | Read More »

    Thank you, @GovernorPerry

    Thank you, @GovernorPerry

    Governor Perry vetoed SB 346, the legislation designed to force political groups to reveal their donors to the Texas legislature. The measure, pushed by Republicans at the same time the IRS stories have been breaking, was concocted by a number of squishy Republicans who wanted to shut down conservative groups that had been forcing the squishes to move right. The squishes figured if they knew | Read More »

    Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory

    It seemed like the one thousandth call I’d taken from a Tea Party activist attempting our well-known strategy of putting our people in voting seats in our local county and state parties.   This activist and his Tea Party cohort had actually had far more success than he fully realized. In a well known county in Colorado, they had put several Tea Party members in | Read More »

    Congress should rein in the Export-Import Bank

    Another sign of the blatant cronyism involving the Export-Import Bank emerged this week.

    First Solar, a solar panel manufacturer, is by most standards a failing company. It suffered a net loss of $39 million in 2011, and an even greater loss of nearly $100 million in 2012. The company threw away $215 million at one point on solar panels that ended up failing at high temperatures. (A solar panel that can’t withstand heat?)

    But First Solar has political connections within the Obama Administration. And it also has a trump card: First Solar is a member of the “Business Alliance,” a secret clique of corporate donors to the Center for American Progress (CAP). CAP, in turn, lobbied Capitol Hill for First Solar, without disclosing the financial support it receives from the flailing solar energy company:

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    Progressives Blame WA Bridge Collapse On GOP

    Progressives Blame WA Bridge Collapse On GOP

    Yes, they did. (Thankfully there were no fatalities from the bridge collapse and my prayers are with the inured.) Washington Department of Transportation blamed an oversized load. But back to the leftist narrative. Facts are fun: – $8.4 billion dollars in stimulus awarded to Washington for 3,723 jobs created at an astronomical cost of $2,256,244.96 per job. - Here is the jobs list for WSdot. Perhaps I’ve | Read More »

    I Have No Problem With the Boy Scouts’ Decision

    I Have No Problem With the Boy Scouts' Decision

    The Boy Scouts of America have decided to keep the ban on gay scout leaders, but allow gay young men to participate in scouting. The vote was not even close. More than 60% voted to end the ban.I have no problem with this. While I would have voted against it, if a majority of scouts want that, that is fine with me. Their institution is | Read More »

    Left Blames NLRB Delays For Teamster Rep Losing Home Without Asking: Where Was His Union?

    NLRB Building

    As opposed to helping their own union representative keep his home, union bosses and their lapdogs on the Left are more inclined to make someone like Marcus Hedger into a poster child to push their political puppets into action.

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    Peggy Noonan, Nate Silver & Punditry

    Peggy Noonan, Nate Silver & Punditry

    Nate Silver kicked up a minor fuss last Friday with yet another NY Times column deriding the Wall Street Journal’s Peggy Noonan. There’s less than meets the eye to the specifics of this particular dustup, but what’s interesting is Silver’s ongoing critique of Noonan and what it says about both of them. For today, I’ll focus here mainly on Noonan. Assume A Can Opener Noonan’s | Read More »

    CFBP, Protect Us From State Lotteries

    The recently formed Consumer Protection Bureau (CFBP) has regulations concerning disclosures on bank teller machines, Loan Originator Compensation Requirements, and credit card fees, among many others. Isn’t it about time that those purchasing lottery tickets had the same protections?! By God! I recently filed the following complaint with CFPB here (its the only complaint category that seems to apply) on behalf of those who buy | Read More »

    An Open Letter to DOJ Attorneys

    Dear Department of Justice Attorneys: Working for the Department of Justice has to be a rewarding experience for an attorney.  Your country is your client.  But now, you find yourself working for an Attorney General who puts the president’s political aspirations above truth.  Understanding that you have nothing to do with who your boss is, I feel its my obligation, as a fellow member of | Read More »

    Google Needs Extra Time to Spy on Your Kids

    Google Needs Extra Time to Spy on Your Kids

    It seems that Google is constantly falling afoul of conservatives, consumers, pundits, regulators and really everyone else on earth (except for the Obama campaign) for its privacy-infringing tendencies. It got hammered for “alleged” spying in the Safarigate scandal, where it wound up agreeing to a record-breaking $22.5 million fine in connection with charges it surreptitiously tracked Apple Safari users who Google had said could opt | Read More »