Gov. Paul LePage (R, Maine) wants to impose property taxes on colleges, nonprofits, other Democratic party affiliates.
I don’t know whether this is demonic, inspired, or both: “A sweeping proposal to cut taxes for Maine families and businesses could upend one of the most widely accepted practices in the country: the property-tax exemption for nonprofit organizations… A recent budget plan by Republican Gov. Paul LePage calling for an overhaul of individual, corporate and sales taxes also would make Maine the first state in the | Read More »
Iran Drafting Law to Allow Scientists to Intensify Nuclear Enrichment
One of the big falsehoods President Obama told during his State of the Union concerned Iran’s nuclear program. He said, “[W]e’ve halted the progress of [Iran's] nuclear program and reduced its stockpile of nuclear material.” It’s a claim that was so egregiously wrong that even the Washington Post’s Fact Checker Glenn Kessler was forced to give it three Pinocchios. The National Review‘s Fred Fleitz puts it a little more succinctly: | Read More »
Obama’s Strategy to Combat ISIS Still Doesn’t Look Good
During his State of the Union speech on last Tuesday, one of the few proposals he made that I could approve of was his push for an Authorization of Military Force against ISIS. It’s a proposal that is long overdue. However, it unsurprisingly appears like we should not get our hopes up too much. On this past Thursday, the administration held a classified briefing with | Read More »
University professor criticizes Islam, college dipsticks go bonkers
A couple of weeks ago a professor at Vanderbilt University became the center of controversy. Carol Swain, professor of political science and law, wrote what should be a very non-controversial op-ed in the Nashville Tennessean: As Miller has so often stated, Islam has a problem with the West. Islam will never understand the freedoms that we live and die to preserve. If America is to | Read More »
The Wise Latina makes a good point
As much as it triggers my gag reflex to say it, I think Justice Sonia Sotomayor is a value-added to the US Supreme Court. While she is a reflexive progressive and shameless shill any abomination the Obama administration may want in the name of expanding the power of the state, she has become a sorta reliable vote in the cause of civil liberties. In October | Read More »
Millenials: go ahead spy on us, it isn’t like we’re actually doing anything
All the politicians are chasing after “millenials,” (that is the generation that doesn’t have jobs, lacks ambition, and lives at home as far as I can discern). When committed her perfidy by scuttling a very popular anti-abortion bill last week, she claimed that millenials didn’t think abortion was important, a claim that is at odds with most public opinion polling and an odd case to make | Read More »
Scott Walker at the Iowa Freedom Summit.
You want to get a man focused and driven? Threaten to murder his wife.
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Report: Financial Crisis Commission report rigged to punish banks and protect Democrats
Back in 2009, which is the political equivalent of a geological epoch, the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC) was established to investigate what led to the general apocalypse of the financial markets in 2007-2008. It has long been suspected that the fix was in and the commission followed the Alice in Wonderland formula of “Sentence first! Verdict afterwards.” In a just-released book, former FCIC member | Read More »
Obama meets with YouTube kids but refuses to meet Netanyahu
Earlier this week, our president, Barack Obama, added to the dignity of the office of the president by sitting down for an interview with a clutch of YouTube personalities: (CNN)In his continuing effort to connect to a younger audience (like the time he went on ‘Between Two Ferns’), President Barack Obama sat down with, and took questions, from three YouTube stars: GloZell Green (3 million | Read More »
Methodist Human Rights director mocks kids at March for Life
In most Christian churches it is common that at some point in the year a prayer is made for Christian unity and the resolution of the differences that divide Christendom. The World Council of Churches promotes a Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (January 18-25). Oddly enough, or perhaps not as the WCC was a communist front organization during the Cold War, one of its member | Read More »
Kurds not invited to conference on combating ISIS
Amid the smoking ruins of Obama’s sophomoric attempts to stem the progress of ISIS, one of the few bright spots is the performance of the Kurds. Iraqi Kurds in particular but the Kurds in general have been our most reliable ally. Where the Iraqi army did a re-enactment of Johnny Hortons’ description of the British in his song, The Battle of New Orleans and the | Read More »
MSNBC: Holy Crap, that Pope guy is a Catholic
As a fairly conservative Catholic I’d be lying if I said that Pope Francis’s off the cuff pronouncements didn’t leave me like a James Bond martini: shaken not stirred.
The Passing of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia
The King is dead. Long live the King. King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia passed away 23 January 2015. Abdullah is being praised as a shrewd reformer by the New York Times. He was a “moderate.” A person we could work with. We were far and away his largest petroleum customer. We would only hope that he’d work with us! (Unless, of course, you press the | Read More »
Tech at Night: The Jerk takes on Net Neutrality
Here at RedState, Jon Henke posted a good diary on Net Neutrality and the Thune/Upton bill. He’s right, and the slippery slope he describes the FCC being poised to run down, if it takes any Title II powers at all (which would enable it to regulate the Internet as tightly as phones, including price controls), is absolutely true.
How Death Wins At Chess
You’d have to make the same life mistake I have made to understand the feeling. I have spent the last thirty-five or so years rooting for The Washington Redskins and that’s about what it took to prepare me for the manner in which the Pro-Life Movement just ran shrieking from the scary visage of victory* mere days before the March For Life came to Washington, | Read More »