Disarming soldiers on base does not prevent shootings.
This sounds like the standard scenario: assailant goes to a firearms-restricted area with an unauthorized gun, shoots people until confronted by somebody who is also armed with a gun, and then the assailant shoots himself to avoid capture. The major differences this time are that the firearms-restricted area was Fort Hood (which had been hit by a thankfully-rare domestic jihadist five years ago), and that | Read More »
Dependency is the Measure of Success for Obamacare
On the surface, it’s quite puzzling that Democrats would celebrate the fact they signed up 7.1 million people for Obamacare. They essentially took a number of people who were happy with their insurance and raised the cost to the point where they could no longer afford it themselves, engendering a need for a government subsidy. Like many Americans, my family will lose our insurance later | Read More »
Tech at Night: Marsha Blackburn dings Obama on transparency. Just how secure is Tor against the US Government?
Funny how Bitcoin ATM installations get all that hype, but their later flops and removals get much less attention.
They’ve got to be so desperate for good news in the Bitcoin community. Imagine being one of those suckers who bought in at $1000 or even $800, only to get hit with the steady drumbeat of Bitcoin criminality and government attacks.
And don’t forget: Bitcoin mining is getting harder all the time. As time goes on, mining is going to get so hard that the pool will thin, making it easier for a well-off team to take over 51% of the network and hijack the whole thing. If that hasn’t already happened yet. Because if you had 51% of Bitcoin, wouldn’t you… hide some of your resources under an alias so as not to scare people off?
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, Steve Scalise
, Tech at Night
Yes, There’s A Republican Health Care Plan: Bobby Jindal’s Plan
There’s a Republican alternative to Obamacare – a health insurance plan rolled out today by Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal. It’s not only a better plan, but starts with a better way to think about how we pay for healthcare. The Search For A Republican Alternative One of the hoary, beaten-to-death talking points of Obamacare’s last-ditch defenders has been that it’s impossible to repeal the Affordable | Read More »
Common Core: Bad Math meets Radical Politics
How bad are the Common Core State Standards horror stories getting? A friend of mine in Scotland sent me this video, saying that he was speechless, and that this is so bad, they don’t even have this in socialist Europe.
Welcome to the Common Core, where children are taught the principles of social justice and socialist agitation.
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Congressman Petri (R-WI) Backs Single-Payer Healthcare
Congressman Tom Petri (R-WI) doesn’t think ObamaCare goes far enough in allowing for a complete government take over of healthcare. The 73 year-old Republican was first elected to Congress more than three decades ago, and has repeatedly voiced his support for a so-called “single-payer” healthcare system. Such a plan would allow for a European-style healthcare reform that forces all consumers to get their insurance directly | Read More »
SCOTUS: Government Can’t Tell You that You Talk Too Much
Today in a major decision upholding free speech, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 striking down aggregate limits on federal campaign contributions.
While you may have heard a parent or a teacher say it, what the Supreme Court essentially held today is that the federal government is not allowed to tell you: you talk too much.
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BREAKING: Free Speech win in McCutcheon v. FEC!
More details as they come in. Breaking: #scotus strikes down aggregate campaign contribution limits 5-4 per Chief Justice Roberts in McCutcheon case. — SCOTUSblog (@SCOTUSblog) April 2, 2014 Background here: basically, the question was whether you could limit campaign contributions to political groups. Court said no. Cue the screaming by the people who apparently think that the only speech that the Founders wanted to ever | Read More »
Will Paul Ryan Fight for his Budget?
Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) released his budget proposal for FY 2015 yesterday, and as expected, it is quite similar to the budget blueprints from previous years. Let me first say that this budget would be superior to the status quo a million times over. Medicaid and Food Stamps would be block granted to the states and Medicare would be subject to at least some optional | Read More »
READ THIS POST! READ IT! DID YOU READ IT YET? YOU SHOULD READ IT!!
Yesterday, tee hee the President spoke about yesterday’s oh man, about the .. about the Obamacare deadline and mentiohah ha ha ha h ah ah ah aha haaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. *dies* April Fool’s Day joke goes here. I have heard some pretty outrageous whoppers in my time. I once had a guy tell me he took out the Yakuza. Like, all of them. True story. But this | Read More »
Why did the National Republican Congressional Committee Young Gun Program just endorse a RINO in New Jersey?
TEA Party conservative Steve Lonegan is fighting RINO unknown Tom MacArthur for the soul of the GOP in New Jersey’s 3rd congressional district. Liberal Republican Mayor Tom MacArthur of Randolph has a lot of money but not a lot of support. And so, like any former insurance company CEO with ties to AIG, he’s trying to buy it by bribing the local GOP county clubs in New Jersey’s | Read More »
Sen. Jeff Merkley (D, Oregon): soft on Iran, for apparently most of my life.
I appreciate the Oregonian nervously reporting* about the Washington Free Beacons’s chronicling of Senator Jeff Merkley’s knee-jerk tendency to apologize for a regime that hangs homosexuals and adulterers: I might not have gotten to it for a while otherwise. Anyway, it’s depressing how unsurprising this report is: The senator who fronted a campaign against new sanctions on Iran earlier this year has since 1979 been | Read More »
[MAP] States Update Laws, Protect Electronic Data from Government
*Promoted from the diaries. – Aaron* In January, we wrote how police agencies in 33 states are using different methods to obtain private citizens’ cellphone location information in massive quantities. Recall that: The main problem is that there are few restrictions or reporting requirements on government efforts to obtain access to cell phone and electronic data. In most states, law enforcement agencies can obtain cell | Read More »
#NotAJoke: Nanny State Wants To Send Fat People Text Messages
*Promoted from the diaries. – Aaron* The Obama administration plans to send text messages to fat people and offer online weigh-ins to help the country’s obese population get down to what a cartel of career academics considers to be a healthy weight. April Fool! No, wait. This is real. The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee–the folks responsible for bringing you the food pyramid–is in the midst | Read More »
ObamaCare: Cruel April Fools Joke
Yesterday, was the deadline – March 31, 2014 – the last day to submit an application for ObamaCare. Yet HealthCare.gov had another “glitch.” On the last day to apply for ObamaCare, the ObamaCare website couldn’t accept new applications.
It’s a derisively cruel April Fools joke.
But that’s what ObamaCare is, a self-perpetuating, seemingly endless April Fools joke.
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