IMF Bailout Exposes Schism in Party
If you are looking for an illustration of why we need to replace most of these failed Republican incumbents, look no further than Lindsey Graham’s hot mic comment to John Kerry today. As I noted earlier, Senate Democrats have attached to the Ukraine bill an IMF bailout that will weaken our power on the international stage. McConnell and the Senate Republican Surrender Conference are willing | Read More »
Democrats’ Koch Strategy and the GOP Should Be Concerned
H/T to ole’ Tommy Crown for this. https://twitter.com/ThomasHCrown/status/444139125675814912 Greg Sargent, upon first read, is really overcomplicating/explaining an overcomplicated strategy with regard to the frequent Democratic attacks on the Koch Brothers and their organizations, notably Americans For Prosperity. In the Louisiana Senate race, the leading Republican, Bill Cassidy, will be tied to AFP for the ads running in the state (it is important to note that | Read More »
McConnell Prepared to Cut Backroom Deal on IMF Bailout
Yesterday, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee passed a bill to authorize loan guarantees for Ukraine, similar to the bill that passed the House last week. The loan guarantee bill doesn’t directly increase spending; rather it adds Ukraine to the list of countries eligible for Economic Support Fund (ESF) grants. ESF grants have already been appropriated and are used as “walking around cash” for the State | Read More »
Crimea, Ukraine and the Agony of Impotence
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recently compared actions by Russian President Vladimir Putin in Ukraine to those of Adolf Hitler in 1938 in Czechoslovakia. Although this is hyperbole bordering on veritable absurdity, there are similarities that may explain the roots of the current conflict. In both instances the seeds of despair were planted about twenty years earlier by reckless politicians who drew maps of new countries with flagrant disregard to people’s culture, religion and language. In Germany they were driven by revenge and in the Crimea by expediency.
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Right-Wing Mobs? No, A Cleaning Crew.
I was not with Ann Coulter in her support of Chris Christie for President. And it took me a lot longer to get to Romney. Ann went to him once it became clear Christie wasn’t running. I waited till all the others were eliminated. But I like Ann and I find myself with her more often than not. But not with her defense of Mitch | Read More »
Neither Liberals nor Cynical Realists Can Govern As Well As Liberated Citizens
According to Alan Wolfe Conservatives hate Government and therefore it logically follows they can’t run one. According to Jim Geraghty, Liberals are enraptured with government and therefore it runs them. If I step back from each man’s grandiose attempts at assumption without loss of generality, it is probable to me that they both have a point*.
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, Aldous Huxley
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, Hillary Clinton
, Jim Geraghty
, Rand Paul
, tea party
, Ted Cruz
Keep the Web Free of New Taxes and Regulations
Today marks the 25th birthday of the World Wide Web. In order to be sure we have something to celebrate on the Web’s 50th birthday, it is essential we keep the Web free from new regulations. On March 12, 1989, British researcher Sir Tim Berners-Lee proposed a concept for an “information management” system. The system would use the global network architecture underlying the then-burgeoning Internet | Read More »
A Tin Cup Half Full: Chrysler To Add 1,000 Part-Time Workers, UAW To Collect Full-Time Dues
According to the Detroit Free Press, Chrysler will be adding 1,000 part-time workers to its plant in Toledo, Ohio. As part of the deal hammered out between Chrysler and the United Auto Workers, the part-timers won’t be getting full-time work or even full-time benefits. However, they will be paid $15.78 per hour—the same as entry-level full-time employees. Additionally, it is expected that the part-timers will | Read More »
Rand Paul’s Crimea Flip Flops Disqualify Him For the Presidency
Just as the last refuge of the poltroon is patriotism, the last refuge of the GOP poltroon is comparing oneself with Reagan. We’ve seen this play on in humiliating clarity over the past several days with the behavior of freshman senator and presidential hopeful Rand Paul concerning the Russian anschluss with Crimea. In the Beginning He Was Pacifist Back when the, we must note, popularly | Read More »
Don’t Tread On Bossy
This week, liberals and their media lap dogs have once again revealed a part of their telling agenda: They want to ban the word “bossy”. Yes. The word. Why? Because it’s “offensive.” It holds back the young, up and coming women leaders of the new generation. They believe, and want us to believe, that we cant think for ourselves or raise strong independent young conservative | Read More »
House Oversight Committee: IRS’s Lois Lerner lied to us, you know.
OK, this just sounds like straight-up perjury: [The House Oversight committee report] states that [former IRS overseer Lois] Lerner made false statements to committee staff on various occasions. During a February 2012 briefing, Lerner told committee staff that the criteria for evaluating tax-exempt applications had not changed. According to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), however, Lerner directed in June 2011 that the | Read More »
Obama: You could afford insurance if you gave up your cable and phone
In 2009, President Obama famously told a woman that her 100 year old mother who might be refused a pacemaker under Obamacare might need to “simply take pain killers.” This is an attitude common to liberals. They know what’s best and when pushed, they’ll spell it out for you: make whatever accommodations you must but you will comply with what they’ve presented to you as | Read More »
Judgment and Leadership
Charlie Crist, now running as a Democrat for Governor of Florida, could be a United States Senator. Trey Grayson, now working for a super PAC to elect Democrats, could be a United States Senator too. Bob Bennett, who joined Democrats to come up with a federal individual mandate, could still be a United States Senator. Arlen Specter, who recently passed away, could have died still | Read More »
Bitcoin’s Strength is also its Weakness
In the Tech at Night series, I’m constantly pointing out that Bitcoin’s greatest problem is that it’s a magnet for the scum of the earth. It turns out that’s not the problem in itself, it’s merely a symptom. The problem with Bitcoin is much simpler than that.
Bitcoin creates slavery, because Bitcoin is anarchy.
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Why Does Progress Texas Photoshop Paraplegics?
Does Progress Texas have something against paraplegics? Greg Abbott, the Republican candidate for Governor of Texas, is wheelchair bound. But in this attack against him from Progress Texas they’ve photoshopped him standing up. Why? Notice also that they paired him in the attack with a shorter hispanic woman instead of even trying to pit him against Wendy Davis. In fact, Progress Texas, which presumably supports | Read More »