The Watercooler ~ Friday’s Open Thread
I think something’s wrong with me. Sometimes the sheer absurdity of politics makes me want to start acting out — like a satirical drama or a song filled with lunatic lyrics. But, try as I may to get away from RedState and this — what appears to be a new addiction — I can’t stay away. I’m a person who has little patience for pretense | Read More »
What’s The Liberal Equivalent Of Climate Denial?
Sometimes something comes along that is so worthwhile that it has to be shared. This is one of those occasions. One of RedState’s founders, Ben Domenech, edits and publishes a daily newsletter called The Transom. If you don’t get it, you should. About 70% of my posts are inspired, directly on indirectly, from what I read there. Not only does Ben aggregate and synopsize an | Read More »
Picking Apart Thomas Piketty
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss Thomas Piketty’s popular new book on income inequality, his Marxist view of the world and what the rich in America fear may be coming.
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Tonight in Iowa
Tonight in Iowa, I’m honored to be the moderator of the Iowa Family Leader’s U.S. Senate Family Forum. The Family Leader has invited all the U.S. Senate candidates in Iowa to participate. Candidates Sam Clovis, Joni Ernst, Mark Jacobs, Matt Whitaker have all chosen to participate in the event. I don’t plan on asking the candidates their specific positions on policy X, Y, or Z. | Read More »
DNC Chair Fails To Respond To Governor Pat Quinn’s Racist Tweets
Last week, Democrat Governor of Illinois Pat Quinn, via Twitter, promoted and, presumably therefore associated himself with, an article from the Chicago Sun Times that compared being a black Republican to being a Nazi collaborator. Eventually, as Greta outlines in the clip below, the tweets were deleted on the grounds that it was offensive to Jews. From the offending column: As a general rule, individuals | Read More »
RNC Chair Responds To Cliven Bundy’s Racist Comments
Chairman Reince Priebus spared no kind words for remarks made by Cliven Bundy yesterday regarding slavery and entitlements. In a statement issued this morning, Priebus said, “Bundy’s comments are completely beyond the pale. Both highly offensive and 100% wrong on race.” This morning on the popular Coffee and Markets, guest Chairman Reince Preibus discussed a number of issues with the hosts. Among those, the Chairman | Read More »
These are our Leaders?
Imagine the leaders of the Democrat Party mocking the party faithful. Try to conjure up the image of Nancy Pelosi or Harry Reid running false ads against liberal candidates. Save that thought in your mind because you will never see it in real life. Democrats harness the power of their base to advance the cause of their ideology and party platform. Republican leaders, on the | Read More »
Globalism, Abortion and A Waste-Burning Facility in Oregon.
Well, My Constant Readers, I’ve got some good news and some bad news. The good news, according to B.C. Health Ministry is that bio-medical waste is disposed of through appropriate contracted providers. Furthermore, they follow all health and safety protocols and government regulations. The bad news is that this conscientious crossing of “i”s and dotting of “t”s in no way prevents the shipment of the | Read More »
, British Columbia
, Burn Baby Burn
, Fetus Power
, Matthew 27:24
, Outsourcing Dirty Jobs
, Pontius Pilate
, Valley of Ashes
A rising stock market does not lift Obama’s poll numbers
Every now and then, the media will scratch its head and wonder why President Obama’s poll numbers are so awful, when there’s good economic news he should be benefiting from. This almost invariably refers to the stock market, the lone bright spot of the long non-recovery we’ve been slogging through for the past five years. The latest befuddlement over Obama’s inability to benefit from market | Read More »
Welp: Cover Oregon has died. #obamcare
If John Kitzhaber hadn’t nailed it to the perch, it would be pushing up the daisies!
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Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D, New Hampshire) is afraid that she’ll lose.
The Jeanne Shaheen campaign does not think that it has enough in the way of resources to win this election on their own.
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Mark Pryor dismisses Tom Cotton’s military service as “entitlement”
In a world where the United States military has become a politically correct social experiment; where military leaders are suspended for being insensitive; where openly homosexual troops perform in drag and officers are forced to embrace it or resign; and where a male soldier convicted of selling military secrets can force the military to recognize and accommodate his claim that he is a woman, it | Read More »
Bentley Rayburn Defends Religious Freedom For The Military
As Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput remarked in his Lenten reflection a couple of years ago: Evil talks about tolerance only when it’s weak. When it gains the upper hand, its vanity always requires the destruction of the good and the innocent, because the example of good and innocent lives is an ongoing witness against it. So it always has been. So it always will | Read More »
RNC Chair Reince Priebus Discusses Contribution Limits and Cliven Bundy
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by RNC Chairman Reince Priebus to discuss why contribution limits should be removed, the RNC lawsuit against the IRS and get his comments on Cliven Bundy’s controversial remarks about African-Americans in a New York Times piece.
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