So It Is a Problem That the Nurse With Ebola Got on a Plane
The nurse who now has Ebola in Texas flew on a plane days before apparently developing symptoms. The CDC is freaked out and wants passengers who were on the plane with the nurse to call them. Why? They CDC opposes a travel ban to West Africa. They say that if the person had no symptoms there is no reason to worry. They say the nurse | Read More »
Chemical weapons discovered in Iraq; Washington Post says they don’t count
One of the repeated calumnies made against President Bush (say it again… President Bush…. slowly…. savor every syllable) was that he went to war against Iraq based on false pretenses. From President Bush’s ultimatum speech to Iraq on March 17, 2003, back in the days when we drew “red lines” we meant it: Intelligence gathered by this and other governments leaves no doubt that the | Read More »
Who’s to Blame for the “Ferguson Effect”?
The Daily Caller ran a piece this weekend by a cop who apparently works on the West Coast somewhere explaining how Ferguson has made his job more difficult because of the different ways the citizenry reacts to the police post-Ferguson. The whole article is worth reading for a cop’s perspective on what happens when the citizenry loses respect for cops. The central thesis of the | Read More »
Liberal Vs. Progressive: Reality Vs. Delusion On ISIS.
I included the Youtube scene from the Movie Cloverfield for reasons other than the fact that I truly enjoy popping that DVD into my machine during a long flight. It also gives us a nice analogy to how America’s current Democratic Party reelection campaign of ineffective and symbolic airstrikes against ISIS has actually worked so far in suppressing the latest incarnation of Middle Eastern menace. | Read More »
NIH uses Ebola to hide mismanagement and increase funding
Both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health are pulling out all the stops to capitalize on the Ebola scare in the United States by wringing extra funding out of a Congress that is too panicked to do anything but throw money at the problem. Yesterday, my colleague, Aaron Gardner highlighted a television ad produced by Democrats which | Read More »
Even in Houston, Texas, You Will Be Made to Care
Houston, TX is not thought of as a bastion of liberalism, but it has gone quite rapidly off the deep end. Earlier this year, Houston’s City Council voted on non-discrimination legislation that provides equal protection to the entire swath of the BLTGCZQDLMAO alphabet silliness. In short, if a guy decides he’s a girl and wants to go hang out in the girl’s bathroom, it is | Read More »
Been in DC too long, @MaryLandrieu?
U.S. spends approximately all of her time in Washington D.C., which is odd because she is supposed to represent Louisiana. Makes sense that she should live here and not simply claim a home co-owned by her and the rest of her family. Now, when it comes to Louisiana, there are some differences in our civics lessons vs. the rest of the nation’s. For one thing, | Read More »
Does Andrea Mitchell think Greg Abbott fakes his disability?
If you’re politically tuned in and following the Texas gubernatorial race, you’re probably aware of Wendy Davis’ recent “Wheelchair” ad, which accuses Greg Abbott, a paraplegic, of not caring for other people with disabilities. It’s been called a “historic low” for political advertising, a field with plenty of deplorable entries, but Wendy Davis hasn’t back down from it. Instead, she’s doubled down on it. She | Read More »
John Fund Braced for Voter Fraud in Colorado, I’m Braced for a Win
Ballots began to hit voter’s mailboxes today in Colorado, and the fears of a stolen election by fraudulent votes is already a storyline for some. On Sunday John Fund sounded the alarm at National Review about the possibility of voter fraud in the highly contested Senate race between and . Last year Colorado passed a large overhaul of its voting regulations, creating an all mail | Read More »
Mark Pryor’s Dumb, Job-Killing Legislation
As a former resident of Arkansas, I have followed the career of pretty closely over the years. During all that time, Pryor’s M.O. has not really changed – “Aw shucks” + “Jesus” + southern accent = wins. Pryor has long avoided the Republican whitewash of Arkansas by being relatively low key about the way that he almost always votes with Democrats on controversial issues while | Read More »
Scalia, Lawrence v. Texas, and the legitimizing of incest
After finding a constitutional right to kill your baby in the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, the Supreme Court found it had not done sufficient damage to the Republic. In 2003, it raised the unrestrained libido to the level of constitutionally protected behavior in Lawrence v. Texas. What is notable is that both activities, abortion and buggery, were capital offenses under English Common Law and | Read More »
Ebola and the Stench of Democrat Desperation
One of the most fascinating things to me during this election season has been the media’s studious obliviousness to the obvious stench of desperation surrounding Democrat campaigns. By comparison to the Republican disaster of 2006, the Democrats are showing an equally obvious amount of fleeing the Democrat brand ID, the Democrat President, and Democrat policies, and an equally obvious amount of fetid desperation in their | Read More »
ISIS and the mystery of the jihadi brides
A couple of Austrian girls are seeking a do-over, so to speak: Two Austrian teens got way more than they bargained for when they abandoned their homes and families to become “poster girls” for ISIS terrorists, and now they desperately want to come home. Samra Kesinovic, 17, and friend Sabina Selimovic, 15, would love to press the undo button on the last six months, during | Read More »
Republicans Appropriated More for the CDC This Year Than Obama Requested
Democrats, like drug addicts, are convinced that just one more hit of tax dollars will give them the fix they need. Every Democratic response to any situation is to demand government spend more and blame Republicans for not spending as much as they should. The latest Democratic attack is pretty straightforward in its insanity. Because the GOP won’t let the Democrats spend more money, people | Read More »