TPP Fast Track is dead… or just sleeping
Via The Hill: Defying President Obama, House Democrats on Friday rallied to vote down legislation granting aid to workers displaced by trade, dealing a potentially fatal blow to the fast-track legislation that had been scheduled to hit the floor. An overwhelming majority of Democrats voted to sink the package in the 126-302 vote despite an impassioned plea from the president, which he delivered in person | Read More »
The White-est of All Guilt
The NAACP has either decided to promote diversity in their hiring or someone is a very big fraud. SPOKANE, Wash. — Controversy is swirling around one of the Spokane region’s most prominent civil rights activists, with family members saying the local leader of the NAACP has falsely portrayed herself as black for years. Rachel Dolezal is president of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP, chair | Read More »
Jeb Bush was right in 1995 and is right today
Much of the media is salivating over a book Jeb Bush wrote in 1995 that may, or may not, have been read my someone. In it Bush makes this statement: One of the reasons more young women are giving birth out of wedlock and more young men are walking away from their paternal obligations is that there is no longer a stigma attached to this | Read More »
Ding Dong. The Iowa Straw Polls Dies. Good Riddance.
I have come here to bury the Iowa Straw Poll, not to praise it. The evil that straw polls do is remembered after their deaths, but the good is often buried with them. It might as well be the same with the Iowa Straw Poll. It brought many captives to Iowa whose ransoms brought wealth to the Iowa GOP. Today, at least it has died. | Read More »
#ObamaTrade Action Alert: Here is the list of GOP Representatives to call TODAY to #StopFastTrack
Today may be the last chance the American people have to stop the monstrous powergrab known as ObamaTrade. But we have to act today. Yesterday, GOP leadership conducted a vote on rules to “test party discipline”, according to the Hill. Only 34 GOP representatives stood up to Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) N/A% and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) 57%. The | Read More »
The No Scandal Administration
There is a severe void of information from our government concerning the massive hack into the Office of Personnel Management that is only now coming out in various media reports, including some from ABC News and The Hill. Via the former: The massive hack into federal systems announced last week was far deeper and potentially more problematic than publicly acknowledged, with hackers believed to be | Read More »
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Friends: Bush Woes, NYT’s Rubio Misfire, TPP/TPA, & Bruce Jenner #BATF
Welcome back to the Burueau of Alcohol Tobacco and Friends! This week, regular panelists F. Bill McMorris of the Washington Free Beacon, who fills the leadership void left by Leon having Little League tonight, Neal Dewing of The Federalist, Jeff Blehar of the Ace of Spades Decision Desk, and Scott Lincicome of the Cato Institute, are joined by Rich Cromwell of The Federalist. Conversation topics | Read More »
The Abortion Industry Doesn’t Believe Its Own Rhetoric on Fetal Pain Laws
As the U.S. Senate takes up the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, abortion advocates and their friends in Congress will undoubtedly predict serious consequences for women’s health. This is a common refrain in opposition to any regulation, however modest, of abortion or the abortion industry. But in the case of a limitation on abortion after 20 weeks gestation, when science indicates that the unborn | Read More »
Polls Indicate Trust in the Supreme Court is Fragile
CNN came out with an interesting poll this week concerning the Supreme Court, a favorite topic of conservatives ever since John Roberts’ horrible vote to uphold Obamacare. It turns out that trust in the Supreme Court is lacking and surprise, surprise, one of the biggest factors is the Court’s handling of… Obamacare (note that gay marriage also features prominently, but we’ll leave that to one | Read More »
Progressive operative Curtis Ellis surfaces again as free-trade attacker.
Is Curtis Ellis is a conservative that hates free trade? Or is he just somebody who wants conservatives to hate free trade?
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The US Army: an institution corrupted to its very core
It is really a shame. Under the regime of Barack Obama, the US Army has become a festering pustule of moral corruption and ethical blindness. For a lot of budgetary and political reasons, the Army — my Army — has never been big on moral courage at the senior leadership levels. It doesn’t have bombers, fighters, submarines, or aircraft carriers so it is always vulnerable | Read More »
Obama Gets Back to Community Organizing
The Obama administration has had a lot of terrible ideas over the years, many of which have demonstrated that he simply does not believe in capitalism or the free market as a philosophical matter. The latest of these ideas, which has been largely flying under the radar, is a proposed HUD regulation that would – no joke – involve the Federal Government in the makeup | Read More »
Filling in for Rush Limbaugh Today at 12pm ET
Get ready folks. I’m filling in for Rush Limbaugh today at 12pm ET. I have tons of stuff to talk about. Consider this an open thread.
The Unaffordable Care Act Works Like Hell
Michael Tanner of National Review Online points out some of the awesome positives we see with Glorious Obamacare! Obamacare generates piles of relative surplus value without requiring any innovation. Already we’ve seen requests for increases for individual plans as high as 64.8 percent in Texas, 61 percent in Pennsylvania, 51.6 percent in New Mexico, 36.3 percent in Tennessee, 30.4 percent in Maryland, 25 percent in | Read More »
Fund Your Own Uterus
For being strong supporters of individual decision-making, the “choice” crowd certainly does enjoy placing responsibility elsewhere. This is true not just in their conclusion that the unborn are to bear the brunt of the blame in certain situations, but also in their pursuit of financial contribution for birth control. It’s apparently “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Plan B”, or didn’t you know? Birth control | Read More »