If Hillary Clinton Fell in the Forest Would Anybody Hear?
You might not have known this, but Hillary Clinton has not announced she is running for President. I realize she put out a video telling us she was running for President. I realized she did a driving tour of Iowa after that announcement to tell everyone she was running for President. I even realize she did another announcement this past week. But Democrats are still | Read More »
Congress Gets One Right: Bring Pastor Saeed & the American Hostages Home
The time is now. Bring the American hostages home.
That was the message echoed over and over again today in Congress.
American Pastor Saeed Abedini’s wife, Naghmeh, delivered a compelling message to Congress, urging it to do all within its power to bring her husband home.
She testified alongside family members of the three other American hostages held in Iran: Jason Rezaian, Amir Hekmati, and Robert Levinson.
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King v. Burwell and the Democratic Abyss.
The Democrats have no plans to deal with King v. Burwell, past pretending that it’s still 2009.
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Not Breaking News: Democrats Set to Nominate Unlikable Harpy
Here is a great and immutable truth – the more Americans are exposed to Hillary Clinton, the less they like her. During the latter half of Bill Clinton’s presidency, she was perhaps the only first lady in American history who had higher unfavorability ratings than favorability ratings. Since then she has basically played seatwarmer for a number of relatively high profile jobs without actually doing | Read More »
There is Something Called “Transability”
Surprisingly, “transability” does not refer to one’s ability to provide oneself with transportation. It’s a much sadder and much more depressing indictment of our society as a whole. OTTAWA — When he cut off his right arm with a “very sharp power tool,” a man who now calls himself One Hand Jason let everyone believe it was an accident. But he had for months tried different | Read More »
Kickstarter is the pinnacle of the Indie era of Video Games
Over at the long-standing video game development website Gamasutra, Andrew Pellerano has a featured post saying Kickstarter threatens innovation and the whole video game industry. This is nonsense, and his own example, meant to be full of impact, doesn’t even hold water.
, Keiji Inafune
, Koji Igarushi
, Mighty No. 9
, Shigeru Miyamoto
, Super Mario Bros.
, Video Games
Why Denny Hastert’s indictment is a danger to us all
I was never a huge Hastert fan when he was Speaker of the House. I was never quite sure what, if anything, he believed in. Having said that, he did a couple of good things. He instituted the “Hastert Rule,” which says no bill comes to the floor of the House unless a majority of the GOP caucus is in favor of it. When the | Read More »
The Opposite Of The Police State
The Fires of Anarchy Burn In The Cities. I’ll confess something right at the beginning. When I see a police car in the rearview mirror, I feel a certain unease. Not hatred, not fear, just a general “Oh crud! Why is he following my car today?” I don’t believe anyone unconditionally loves a police officer who hasn’t married or given | Read More »
, Fred Reed
, Jack Dunphy
, Just Let Them Eat Eachother
, Lord of The Flies
, los angeles
, police strike
, Thomas Hobbes
If Your ‘Authentic Self’ Requires Plastic Surgery and Hormone Therapy, You Need Help, Not Affirmation.
I hope a lot of people are praying for Bruce Jenner. It seems most of Hollywood and the White House are applauding him decided that he is now a she. Bruce Jenner certainly has issues, but society itself has gotten mentally sick when it confuses compassion with celebration. Look, I realize this is going to piss off those of you who already live in a | Read More »
Jenner, Gender, and Debate
There are two points of view: Sex and gender are the same thing, and it is mental illness that makes you believe that your gender different from how you were physically born. Sex is your plumbing, and gender is your wiring, and they can be different. Bruce Jenner is now Caitlyn Jenner. Man is now woman. The media is exploding with pride that such a | Read More »
Lindsey Graham announces presidential campaign
Lindsey Graham has announced his bid to become president on the United States thereby joining George Pataki as the second candidate to run on the WFT?? platform. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) 44% of South Carolina on Monday returned to the neighborhood where he was raised and announced that he is running for president, injecting a hawkish foreign policy voice into a crowded | Read More »
Rise In Crime Thanks To “Ferguson Effect”
It has been almost ten months since the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by Officer Darren Wilson on August 9, 2014. To say tensions have been high between police and civilians (especially those in the black community) since then is an understatement. Twitter campaigns claiming #BlackLivesMatter and #BlueLivesMatter have become standard. Sadly, new occurrences involving questionable deaths at the hands of police officers, | Read More »
Good for Rand Paul
When the government shut down because Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% refused to back down over Obamacare defunding, government agencies made all sorts of hysterical claims about what would happen if they did not have money. Conservatives were quick to point out that the calamitous claims were overblown hysteria by the government. For some reason, when the government makes calamitous claims about | Read More »
Let’s not forget…
As the accolades and attaboys come in for Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) 88% standing up against the continuation of NSA surveillance, we would do well to remember that this is a man who believes the GOP created ISIS. While many candidates are saying that “knowing what they know now” they wouldn’t have supported the Iraq War, Paul went a step further and | Read More »
NO DEAL: Senate Fails To Pass Short Term Extension Of Spy Program
Led by Rand Paul, opposition successfully prevented short term extension of the Patriot Act on Sunday.On Sunday, key intelligence gathering provisions of the Patriot Act, set to expire at midnight, were not extended by the U.S. Senate in an 11th hour vote that took place just a week after the fate of the program was left hanging after resistance, largely organized | Read More »