Report: Financial Crisis Commission report rigged to punish banks and protect Democrats
Back in 2009, which is the political equivalent of a geological epoch, the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC) was established to investigate what led to the general apocalypse of the financial markets in 2007-2008. It has long been suspected that the fix was in and the commission followed the Alice in Wonderland formula of “Sentence first! Verdict afterwards.” In a just-released book, former FCIC member | Read More »
Obama meets with YouTube kids but refuses to meet Netanyahu
Earlier this week, our president, Barack Obama, added to the dignity of the office of the president by sitting down for an interview with a clutch of YouTube personalities: (CNN)In his continuing effort to connect to a younger audience (like the time he went on ‘Between Two Ferns’), President Barack Obama sat down with, and took questions, from three YouTube stars: GloZell Green (3 million | Read More »
Methodist Human Rights director mocks kids at March for Life
In most Christian churches it is common that at some point in the year a prayer is made for Christian unity and the resolution of the differences that divide Christendom. The World Council of Churches promotes a Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (January 18-25). Oddly enough, or perhaps not as the WCC was a communist front organization during the Cold War, one of its member | Read More »
Weekend Caption Contest: State of the Union Edition
As all of you hopefully know, President Obama gave his 2015 State of the Union address on Tuesday of this week. Since weekends are typically a downtime for a lot of us, let’s have a little fun with a caption contest. I was going through the published imagess of the State of the Union earlier this week and stumbled upon a rather curious choice for a | Read More »
Kurds not invited to conference on combating ISIS
Amid the smoking ruins of Obama’s sophomoric attempts to stem the progress of ISIS, one of the few bright spots is the performance of the Kurds. Iraqi Kurds in particular but the Kurds in general have been our most reliable ally. Where the Iraqi army did a re-enactment of Johnny Hortons’ description of the British in his song, The Battle of New Orleans and the | Read More »
MSNBC: Holy Crap, that Pope guy is a Catholic
As a fairly conservative Catholic I’d be lying if I said that Pope Francis’s off the cuff pronouncements didn’t leave me like a James Bond martini: shaken not stirred.
The Passing of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia
RIP The King is dead. Long live the King. King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia passed away 23 January 2015. Abdullah is being praised as a shrewd reformer by the New York Times. He was a “moderate.” A person we could work with. We were far and away his largest petroleum customer. We would only hope that he’d work with us! (Unless, | Read More »
Tech at Night: The Jerk takes on Net Neutrality
Here at RedState, Jon Henke posted a good diary on Net Neutrality and the Thune/Upton bill. He’s right, and the slippery slope he describes the FCC being poised to run down, if it takes any Title II powers at all (which would enable it to regulate the Internet as tightly as phones, including price controls), is absolutely true.
How Death Wins At Chess
Evil Wins When It Plays More Intelligently You’d have to make the same life mistake I have made to understand the feeling. I have spent the last thirty-five or so years rooting for The Washington Redskins and that’s about what it took to prepare me for the manner in which the Pro-Life Movement just ran shrieking from the scary visage of | Read More »
National 2016 Convention dates set.
So, the convention schedule is firming up: Republicans: Cleveland, Ohio: July 18-21st. Democrats: City TBD, but will be the week of July 25th. A few thoughts on this: first off, yes, that’s significantly earlier than from the previous two election cycles (as Dan McLaughlin is noting here). In 2008 the Democratic convention was held from August 25th to the 28th, and the Republican convention was held from | Read More »
Renee Ellmers Call Your Campaign Team, You Have A Primary Challenge
Rep. Renee Ellmer, who shuttered a pro-life bill with 60% public support on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade may have a challenger in the Republican Primary. According to GOP operatives who spoke to Roll Call politics the Chatham county GOP chair, Jim Duncan has been interested in a primary challenge of Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) 58% for some time and this | Read More »
Harry Reid’s injury explained
A couple of weeks ago we commented on the injuries sustained by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and noted that he seems amazingly injury prone and each injury brings with it a less than convincing answer.
Protecting the Open Internet
From the diaries… The House and Senate held “Protecting the Internet” hearings this week on potential FCC regulation of broadband and the legislative proposal that Sen. John Thune (R-SD) 62% and Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) 46% have offered. (You can see more of what my colleagues and I have said on this topic at TechFreedom.org.) We are now approximately 10 | Read More »
Gov. Mike Huckabee: The Conservative Outsider
Governor Mike Huckabee was always an outsider. He challenged—and defeated—the Clinton machine in Arkansas. When he first assumed office, Democrats literally nailed-shut his office door from the inside, ransacked his furniture, and siphoned his budget. It took weeks before he could set up his desk. But he never lost his cool and he always delivered. Outsiders like Governor Huckabee have the support of the people, | Read More »