Obama’s Budget Indicates that He Loves Shutdowns
The annual budgetary kabuki dance between Obama and Congress has become almost comical in its predictability. Obama submits a budget, usually late, that has no hope in the world of even passing with Democrat support. Republicans force Democrats to actually vote on Obama’s budget. They refuse, no budget gets passed, the government gets funded on a continuing resolution. As a result, every several months, there’s | Read More »
Ending Groundhog Republicanism
Humanity is tormented once again by an age-old issue—is man to live in dignity and freedom under God or be enslaved—are men in government to serve, or are they to master, their fellow men? It befalls us now to resolve this issue anew—perhaps this time for centuries to come. Nor can we evade the issue here at home. Even in this Constitutional Republic, for two | Read More »
Adam Tucker of Ogilvy & Mather Tries to Justify a Crappy Nationwide Ad
Like peeing in the salsa, Nationwide decided to ruin the Super Bowl party with a monumentally depressing ad about a child’s death. It was only one of a series of less than memorable, depressing ads that did not really fit with the Super Bowl theme. In fact, the Super Bowl has become a great time when Americans, so at each others throats for everything these | Read More »
The White House and their false claims of deficit busting, in one handy picture.
Short version: use this image against would-be Democratic deficit busters. Longer version: the White House is trying to have its own facts, again. At issue is their recent attempt to brag that the deficit for 2014 has been reduced to a ‘mere’ 2.8% of GDP. As Twitchy ably notes/rebutted in response, that would be great, except for two minor little problems: The debt is still | Read More »
No such thing as “political correctness?” Ask Goldonna, Louisiana.
Chances are you’ve never heard of Goldonna, Louisiana. Chances are you might not be able to pronounce the name of the Louisiana parish it’s in. But you can almost certainly believe they’ve felt the sting of political correctness in recent weeks. GOLDONNA –The recent 10-day suspension of a Natchitoches Parish school principal because of a student-led prayer during a Christmas program was the catalyst for | Read More »
Who Will Pay The Price? Union Strikes 9 of 65 refineries, others on 24-hour extensions
The United Steelworkers made partially good on their strike threat earlier Sunday morning as negotiations between management and the union failed to produce a new contract. The union called a strike at nine of the 65 fuel-making plants the union represents and stated the other 56 refineries are on a “rolling 24-hour extension”—meaning the union could call them out on strike at any time. In | Read More »
The White House is Preparing for the Obamacare Tax
Over the past few weeks, I’ve already covered the troubles people could face with the upcoming Obamacare tax if they don’t register for health insurance by February 15th. Obviously, the White House is aware of this, and they understand well just how angry the upcoming tax could make people. The Obama administration’s solution? Dole out more exemptions! From the New York Times: Obama administration officials and | Read More »
Let me FIFY, National Journal: “Why Don’t White DEMOCRATS Elect Minority Reps to Congress?”
*My* party isn’t the one with the problem when it comes to convincing white voters to vote for minority candidates with shared values.
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Spain’s Radical Left is on the Rise, too.
By now we are all aware of Syriza’s win in the Greek elections last week. In the postmortem analyses, more than a few observers have wondered if the radical Left’s success in Greece will embolden similar parties in other European nations. Now, it looks like we’re starting to get our answer. In Spain, who probably has the worst economic and fiscal situation in Europe outside | Read More »
Tech at Saturday Afternoon: FCC redefines broadband, making the distinction pointless
So it’s official: FCC is completely detached from reality and declaring that if you don’t have 25 MBit/s download speeds, you might as well have dial up because you don’t have “broadband Internet.” Remember, this is a speed Netflix says is only required for ‘Super HD video’, so even speeds sufficient for ordinary HD Netflix streaming are no longer deemed ‘broadband’ by FCC. This means | Read More »
The Senate is Preparing to Investigate Ties between White House and IRS
Here at RedState, we’ve already spilled a lot of digital ink covering the IRS scandal. Now, we’ve got more fuel for the fire. The newly minted Republican Senate appears to be getting at least one thing right. The Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee, led by (R-UT), have sent a letter to the White House demanding all communications the President and his aides have had | Read More »
Setting The Record Straight on the GOP’s 20 Week Abortion Ban Debacle
Over the last week, much has been reported on the surprising last minute change that occurred in the House on January 22, 2015. Taking place the evening before thousands of pro-life activists marched in DC to commemorate the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the pro-life bill that was set to be voted on the following day was pulled and replaced with a different, less | Read More »