The Great Society’s 4th Decade – An American Tragedy
Maybe Lyndon Johnson really didn’t say what he was famously accused of having said about his welfare programs. I would hope so; given that if he were pursuing a bribes-for-votes strategy, then he has miserably failed. This is what typically happens when a welfare state discovers the fundamental economic paradox. From Wikipedia we can quickly learn that this problem is as follows: The economic problem | Read More »
LiveBlog – #WeWillNotConform
Thanks to The Blaze and Freedomworks, I was privileged to be invited to liveblog Glenn Beck’s live Common Core event tonight in Dallas/Ft. Worth. Below the fold I’ll be providing regular updates on the event for those who were not able to attend in theaters tonight to hear the information on how to defeat this Federal intrusion into education. Enjoy! 7:56pm (ET) - Glenn is on | Read More »
Bad Roger Simon calls National Guardsmen child-killers. …Does Politico agree? @politico
Let me explain the entire good/bad thing. There’s Roger Simon, over at Pajamas Media. I generally call him ‘Good’ Roger Simon, because that way I can distinguish him from the Roger Simon over at Politico, who I used to typically call ‘Bad’ Roger Simon. Only now I’m just going to call Bad Roger Simon nothing but Bad Roger Simon, on the basis of this particular | Read More »
Does God Love Women Who’ve Had Abortions?
I have to say I didn’t know what to expect when I attended “Does God Love Women Who’ve Had Abortions?” at Netroots Nation. It seemed odd to even have a panel discussing God at an event for the same people who booed God at their convention. I was really hoping that, at the least, they wouldn’t mislead women on this issue. To be clear, | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ Obama home shopping and campaigning while world crumbles around him
Rumors continue to swirl that the Obamas are purchasing a home in Rancho Mirage in an affluent gated community known as Thunderbird Heights near Palm Springs, California. The rumors began last month when it was reported in June that the Obamas were staying in the home of a homosexual couple living in the same Thunderbird Heights neighborhood on their last trip to California: The Obama | Read More »
The case against an Unconditional Basic Income
An object that is at rest will stay at rest unless an external force acts upon it. –Sir Isaac Newton Many moons ago with I was a mid-grade infantry captain in the US Army I was selected for an assignment as an investigator with the Department of the Army Inspector General’s office at the headquarters of the US Army Recruiting Command. One of the great | Read More »
DC Circuit Blocks Obamacare Subsidies, Mandate in 36 States
A divided panel of the DC Circuit this morning handed down its long-awaited decision in Halbig v Burwell, holding 2-1 that Obamacare does not provide subsidies for purchases of insurance on the federal Healthcare.gov exchange, and that the individual mandate does not apply in states that have not established their own state exchanges. The decision, based on the plain language of the statute (and not | Read More »
Airfare Going Up? Blame Paul Ryan and the GOP. Seriously.
Airfare is getting more expensive. The Transportation Security Administration is raising security fees. Fox News has a report on it. But in the interests of intellectual honesty, we here on a Republican site and I, a formerly elected Republican official, do need to point out that the American public has Paul Ryan and the GOP to blame for it. The House Republicans let Paul Ryan | Read More »
Rick Perry vs. Rand Paul and the Start of the 2016 GOP Primary
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Aaron Blake to discuss the opening salvos fired in the 2016 GOP primary, Rick Perry’s makeover and who the GOP dark horse may be.
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Politico Butt Hurt Over Rick Perry, Securing the Border, and “Abortion Barbie”
The former Chief Washington correspondent used to work for Debbie Wasserman Schultz. He left Politico, went to work for Wasserman-Schult, then returned to be “chief” Washington correspondent. (He’s gone again now) Multiple other Politico reporters have been involved in liberal causes. But the newspaper pretends to be objective. Occasionally though, it lets its guard down and we get to see its routine liberal outrage and | Read More »
Malaysia Air MH-17: Vladimir Putin gets away with murder
It is certain that a Russian made anti-aircraft missile fired by Russian armed, trained, and commanded Ukrainian “separatists” shot down Malaysia Air flight MH-17 last week killing all 298 passengers and crew aboard. The only outstanding question is the degree to which this was a conscious act perpetrated by the Russian government under the leadership of Vladimir Putin. I say the only open question is | Read More »
Thank God for Rick Perry
[Editor's Note: Rick Perry will be at the RedState Gathering. You can come thank him for showing leadership that Washington refuses to show. Register at www.redstategathering.com] As the rest of the world sizes Barack Obama up as a man who pees sitting down, the Texas Governor, not prone to wear mom jeans, has ordered his National Guard down to the border. It seems a rather | Read More »
Tech at Night: Government is bad at Internet
Make sure to send me ideas on topics to take apart, folks. I’ve hit a number of important topics, but I don’t always know what needs explaining. I’d like to think I’m a little better than this than the anti-Israel bigots at Vox, so feel free to leave comment suggesting topics to go over.
But tonight I’ll post a simple reminder: Government is bad at Internet, and should leave well enough alone.
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Wendy Davis perilously close to a #DOOM call from… The Daily Beast.
At this rate, the real question will be: who will Wendy Davis replace on MSNBC? I mean, it’s not like the network has an infinite number of slots.
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At Netroots Sen. Murphy says ObamaCare is being implemented incredibly well
At the Netroots Nation, in Detroit, Connecticut Democrat and U.S. Senator Chris Murphy said ObamaCare “is being implemented incredibly well.” Perhaps Sen. Murphy forgets all the criticism about President Obama’s incompetent implementation of ObamaCare that came from leading Democrats: The Democrats’ majority leader, Sen. Harry Reid, said last week that he agreed with Democrat Sen. Max Baucus of Montana, a Democrat architect of the law, who said | Read More »