Surprise: Obama Administration Does Not Understand US Economy
Yesterday Matt Drudge used Twitter to tweak the White House over Obamacare. Predictably, the White House went on the attack. What they succeeded in doing was making plain for the world to see what most of us already knew. They really have no idea of how the US economy works or how a private business operates. The second lesson was that significant portions of the | Read More »
Cigarette smuggling business booming in NYC. Of course.
There are days when I wish that classes in Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century European history were mandatory for government officials – wait, no, I always wish that. There are simply days where my desires are given explicit validation by a new report: “More than half of the cigarettes sold in New York State are smuggled in from other places to avoid the Empire State’s taxes | Read More »
Tech at Night: A story about Netflix and Net Neutrality. These mayors are nuts to put kids on the Internet.
Imagine you have a neighbor, let’s call him Chet Glix. He comes over and offers a deal to you: When he’s out of town, you water his plants, feed his pet, mow his lawn, and get his mail. When you’re out of town, he’ll do the same for you. Sound fair? Not quite. He travels once a week, you travel once ever few months. Yeah, that’s exactly the kind of unbalanced “peering” deal Netflix wants to force ISPs to make under the name of “Net Neutrality.” And that’s why we should reject Netflix calling fairness and paying for what you use a “tax”
What if we called Netflix’s fees an unfair tax and demanded they give us free movie peering in the name of Movie Neturality?
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, Eric Schmidt
, Mt. Gox
, Net Neutrality
, Stay Down
, Tech at Night
Washington Post publishes sloppy anti-Koch hit piece, forgets to correct mistakes.
Wow, but Wonkblog has gone downhill since Ezra Klein left…. Yeah, I’m shocked to write that, too. Anyway, here’s the summary of today’s epic oil sand reporting oopsie, in a nutshell: The Washington Post’s Wonkblog’s Steven Mufson and Juliet Eilperin essentially wrote a hit post on the Koch brothers (two high demons in American Orthodox Progressivism, or AOP) by attempting to link them to Canadian | Read More »
How Putin Dismembers NATO Without Firing A Shot. A Scenario From the Cold War
Yesterday I wrote on the speech Vladimir Putin gave on March 18, on the occasion of accepting Crimea’s request to be annexed by Russia. In it I posited that Putin announced two clear objectives. First, he intends to regain for Russia the territory comprised by the former Soviet Union, either by direct occupation or by browbeating small countries into a political and economic alliance operating | Read More »
Court: Planned Parenthood Violated Fourth Amendment in Home Raid
“An incident that is more like home raids by Red Guards during China’s Cultural Revolution than like what we should expect in the United States of America” Sometimes, the recitation of facts in a judicial opinion speaks volumes. A decision this morning from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Ohio, captioned Bray v. Planned Parenthood, et al., No. 12-4476 (6th Cir. | Read More »
A Young Black Male With An ID Card, Who Voted Without Disruption In 2012
(Promoted from the diaries) In 2012 I voted at the Hazelwood City Hall in Hazelwood, Missouri. I voted for Mitt Romney and it was a painless, stress free process. I had a picture id in my black Timberland wallet. As a matter of fact, I had my picture id, my social security card, and my First Community Credit Union debit card all in the same | Read More »
An Unhappy Birthday
This weekend is one of those occasions you’d rather forget. On Sunday, ObamaCare turns four, but the law certainly hasn’t gotten better with age. In fact four years later, the damage is more real than ever. Families who have lost their insurance plans or their doctors are hurting. Working men and women have seen their hours cut. Moms and dads are finding it harder to | Read More »
Atlanta Journal Declares Potential Legal Violations a “Moot Point.” Of Course a Democrat is Involved.
That Jason Carter was soliciting campaign money while the Georgia legislature was in session is “a moot point”, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Why? Because the legislature is not in session any more. Georgia law prohibits state legislators from collecting contributions or pledges while the legislature is in session. Jimmy Carter’s grandson Jason was doing just that. The invitation for a fundraiser this Sunday | Read More »
Obamanomics: High Taxation/Regulation+Subsidization = Long-Term Unemployment + Dependency
Next week, Senate Democrats will restart their effort to create a de facto permanent unemployment entitlement for those out of work for up to 73 weeks. Unfortunately, instead of uprooting the entire premise of the Unemployment Insurance (UI) extension, many Senate Republicans are prepared to go along with this scheme as long as the 5 month cost is offset through some notional promises of more | Read More »
Pennsylvania AG Kathleen Kane (D) threatens to sue newspaper for committing… journalism.
I was going to do a background paragraph on the story, but the first line of this article makes it redundant: “State Attorney General Kathleen Kane has hired one of the most feared litigators in the region, Richard A. Sprague, to represent her in possible defamation suits arising from accounts of her decision to end an undercover investigation that taped at least five Philadelphia Democrats | Read More »
Janet Yellen Stumbles Out of the Gate
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss comments posed by a listener, Janet Yellen’s debut at the Fed and if technological advancements will push people out of the workforce in the prime of their earning potential.
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As the Northern Hemisphere begins its slow tilt toward the sun, American Protestants will start giving their churches money to send their children away. These spring break and summer excursions will most often be to tropical places or a few remaining snowy places for skiing. The teenagers can work on their tans on the beach in Central America while sharing the gospel and hammering nails. | Read More »
Jason Carter, Jimmy Carter’s Grandson, Starts His Gubernatorial Campaign With an Ethics Problem
Democrats in Georgia are having such a hard time finding candidates to run for office, they’ve had to go back to the seventies. They’ve conjured up Jimmy Carter’s grandson Jason and Sam Nunn’s daughter Michelle to be their statewide candidates for Governor and Senator. Jason Carter had intended to make ethics a big issue in his gubernatorial campaign. He might want to rethink that with | Read More »
Pickles and the American Dream
*Promoted from the diaries – Aaron* Today, I was discussing hamburgers with a good friend when he informed me that he didn’t like pickles on his burgers. He defended the choice, which I can respect, but gave me a questioning look when I informed him that pickles on hamburgers are as American as you can get. “Pickles are America,” I explained. “You cannot convince me | Read More »