Tech at Night: Net Neutrality oral arguments were today. NSA smashes Tor.
Net Neutrality! Verizon has taken the FCC to court over the FCC’s illegal Open Internet order of course. Oral arguments were today at the DC Circuit Court of Appeals. The court should reject the rule of course, as the court already rejected Net Neutrality previously in the Comcast case. The ALA, like a lot of reflexive leftist organizations, is wrong.
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Pete Sessions Latest Texan to Run Scared From Funding Government Without Obamacare
Congressman Pete Sessions – steadfastly avoiding serious town halls where he may face conservatives / tea party activists in Dallas – recently was caught on camera arrogantly claiming 1) that he was unable to get Obamacare defunding language from Senator Cruz (false), and 2) that this language supposedly does not work (language he co-sponsors). See below for an example of establishment-gone-unhinged: Now, this isn’t the | Read More »
Sean Eldridge (D CAND, NY-19 PRI) not really showing moral courage on #Syria.
I mean. Politicians are going to have to pick a side, here. Sean Eldridge, the soon-to-be Democratic congressional candidate and husband of New Republic owner Chris Hughes, is staying silent on the Syria debate, even as his opponent has stated firm opposition to a military strike. The Syria debate has put several candidates in a bind ahead of the 2014 elections — none more so | Read More »
Illegitimate states, dubious wars, and diplomacy by gaffe
Let’s see if I’ve got this right: our headlong rush to war in Syria was so important that not even the U.S. Constitution could be allowed to stand in its way. But at the eleventh hour, President Obama decided he needed some accomplices in case it turns into a fiasco, and the British Parliament vote against was in Syria made unilateral cowboy aggression by Obama | Read More »
The Soft Power of the Obama Administration
On Friday, the US Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, gave a surreal performance that seemed a cross between the start of a 12-step program and primal scream therapy. Speaking at the left wing Center for American Progress, Power said: We worked with the UN to create a group of inspectors and then worked for more than six months to get them access to | Read More »
The New York City Mayor’s Race: Race, Crime, Unions, Taxes, and…Other Stuff
Tomorrow – Tuesday, September 10 – New York City voters go to the polls to pick the major-party candidates for their next Mayor. Candidates need 40% of their party’s vote to avoid an October 1 runoff election among the top two finishers in the primary. At this writing, it appears that the nominees – possibly without a runoff – will be Republican candidate Joe Lhota | Read More »
Diary of A Climate Science Denialist: Global Cooling Skeptic Edition
I’m soooo scared! Game over, Man. Game over. It’s done. Stick a fork in it and serve it with pickles and onions. Repent and stew in your hangovers for the hour is rightously nigh! Global cooling is the 5th Horseman of the Apocolies. The Earth has no fever. It has hypothermia the impending Maunder Minimum instead. Blessed Gea has blue goosebumps. Or not….
America’s leading Climate Scientologists practice intellectual inquiry with the proximate rigor that Dr. Hook and The Medicine Show went after the elusive cure for cancer. These people started in the 1990′s with The Hockey Stick Curve and The Earth having a fever. The Canadian Pop-Band Smashmouth sang to us about we might as well be walking on the sun. Reality cast it’s veto and then the warmist arguments degraded to hiding the decline and doing “The Nature Trick.” Now we get The Great Global Cooling Scare of 2013.
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Updated: Refocusing on Obamacare
[Update: Based on what I'm hearing from House sources, the worst suspicions are confirmed. Eric Cantor is floating an idea to pass a short-term CR with a defund rider. But just as we predicted, they plan to write a rule that will sever the defund rider from the body of the bill after it passes the House. This will allow the Senate to vote down | Read More »
An Inside Look of the Lehman Brothers Collapse
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the SEC’s Investigation of Lehman’s 2008 collapse, the failure to find criminal negligence and why Repo 105 was a key focus of the investigation.
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Spoken Like a Democrat Married to a Democratic Operative
a href=”http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/357900/todd-half-gop-opposing-syria-because-politics-75-percent-dem-opposition-rational-and”>Chuck Todd thinks Democrats opposed to going to war in Syria are “principled”.But Republicans opposed to going to war in Syria are doing so because of politics.Really.Let’s use this as a timely reminder that Chuck Todd was once a Democratic staffer to Senator Tom Harkin and is married to Kristian Denny Todd who served as a communications person for the Democratic Party and then | Read More »
$15 for 15 days to support Quin Hillyer, a proven conservative, for Congress
It’s rare these days to have the opportunity to send both a principled conservative and someone brandishing pre-attained experience necessary to make an impact on Day 1. Yet that’s exactly the choice the voters of Alabama’s 1st Congressional District have in the person of Quin Hillyer, who’s time and time again risen to the challenge of consistent conservatism over a career spanning back to President | Read More »
Madison, Wisconsin mayor trying to deal with the CHICKENS! ….Coming home to ROOST!
Hey, remember all those sweetheart under-the-wire deals that Wisconsin public sector unions negotiated with Wisconsin Democrats, just after collective bargaining and public union reform got passed by Walker and the Wisconsin state legislature? Basically, they loaded up in 2011 for the foreseeable future… if you define ‘foreseeable future’ as ‘three years;’ to be fair, most Democratic politicians do. Anyway. Welcome to the World of Tomorrow!
House decides to let Senate be on the hook for #Syria.
Which is the smart call, by the way. The House could push back a vote on a resolution authorizing military strikes on Syria by as long as a week, according to a memo Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) sent to Republican lawmakers Friday. “Understanding that there are differing opinions on both sides of the aisle, it is up to President Obama to make the case | Read More »
Tech at Night: Kim Dotcom in trouble? Let’s bar anarchists from the country. Net Neutrality vs the Bill of Rights.
Apparently Kim Dotcom is already tired of living as a fugitive in New Zealand. Tired of laying about, risking capsizing an island, he’s quitting the new Mega to focus on his defense.
Meanwhile, it’s unfortunate that this anarchist was allowed in the country. Let’s just bar him from the United States, please?
The latest problem with Net Neutrality? It tramples over the Bill of Rights. Opposing the FCC’s power grab is the position in favor of civil liberties.
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ObamaCare eats Kentucky
Humana actuary Nick Mueller today confirmed the Kentucky Department of Insurance has approved ObamaCare health premiums very close to the eighty percent increase he requested in June. Internal Department of Insurance documents received today from Lori Brown at the Department contain final, approved premium information for Humana, Anthem and Kentucky Health Cooperative, the only three companies who applied to participate in the Kentucky Health Benefit | Read More »