Hagel, Defense, And You!
Chuck Hagel has unveiled a new plan for the Defense Department to reduce costs by downsizing and reshaping the military into something more efficient. At the very moment he mentioned downsizing, something interesting happened. All of his words, to most conservatives, became the noise made by teachers in the Charlie Brown cartoons. And, while cuts to the military are definitely a bad idea, there is | Read More »
The Ukraine, America and The GOP
A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery. Mao Zedong Every crisis contains two facets. There is, of course, the problem. This is why risk-averse, beneficent individuals would prefer that crisis periods occur as infrequently as possible. A crisis will also present an opportunity. This is why risk-hungry, non-benevolent individuals never want to see one | Read More »
Tech at Night: Netflix does the right thing.
It’s very interesting how effective Edward Snowden’s pro-Russian propaganda has been in some countries. In some countries WhatsApp is being fled in favor of a Russian app. I guess the world is more worried about NSA than “gay rights” or political prisoners, eh? That’s an effective scam, right there.
Netflix uses a lot of bandwidth, and if they start broadcasting 4k movies, then that amount is going to go up. It’s a lot of one-way bandwidth, too. There’s no interchange of data going to and from users. It’s all being piped out. So the traditional concept of ‘peering’ where two Internet companies connect for free to send data both ways, really doesn’t make sense. Thus, Netflix is owning up and making deals to cover that bandwidth. More deals are likely coming. This is good news, as it means realistic investments in Internet infrastructure to make sure we all have enough room for the data we download. The fact that the Net Neuties are shrieking hysterically about this just proves what I was saying all along: Net Neutrality was all about trying to socialize the Internet.
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EXCLUSIVE: Emails Show SC Attorney General Concerned About Absentee Voter Compliance
Last week, the Super PAC of which I am a board member, Carolina Conservatives United, announced our intention to push for South Carolina to come into compliance with existing federal election law as it pertains to absentee ballots and the amount of time overseas troops & citizens have to get their votes counted. Federal law requires a 45 day period, however South Carolina currently misses | Read More »
John Dingell (D, Michigan)… retires. Or perhaps ‘abdicates’ would be a better word?
Sorry, but even I can’t say ‘cuts and runs’ with a straight face. Fifty-eight years in the House is fifty-eight years in the House. Well, actually seventy-eight: Dingell inherited the seat from his father. And he wants to pass it along like it was a title of freaking nobility:
Ukraine Looking for Financial and Political Stability in Wake of Revolution
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the Ukrainian revolution, the financial state of the country and how Russia’s involvement in forging a lasting peace.
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Is Your GOP Member Representing You or John Boehner?
Ask yourself this question: is there any Democrat that represents a solid blue congressional district who is not fully committed to advancing the progressive agenda? Is there any Democrat from deep blue territory who rubber stamps the conservative agenda? Of course not. Democrats utilize the liberal areas of the country to promote their beliefs. Yet, there are dozens of Republicans who hail from conservative districts | Read More »
Draft Bob Beauprez for Colorado Governor
There are seven people running for the Republican nomination for Governor of Colorado. None of the seven have shown an ability to unite the Colorado GOP. None have shown the ability to win the tough race. None have shown the ability to raise the significant money they will need for a very tough race. None even seem to have a very strong, statewide grassroots network | Read More »
Two Must Reads
Really, I need not say anything else. I know that is unusual, but just go read these two pieces. The first is by Andy McCarthy. The second is by Russell Moore. Read them and retweet them and put them on Facebook. It will save me the trouble of having to repackage and repeat arguments made better that I could.
Union Bosses’ 2014 Hit List: Why Unions Are Using $300 Million to Eliminate Five GOP Governors
Union bosses are reportedly planning to spend $300 million of their members’ money to eliminate five Republican governors during in the 2014 elections. While union bosses have not released a prioritized list, if they had a list prioritizing which governors are higher in their hit list, it would probably look like this: Scott Walker (Wisconsin)–While Walker’s Act 10 has done well for Wisconsin’s budget, by | Read More »
Tags: 2014 Elections
, John Kasich
, Rick Scott
, Rick Snyder
, Scott Walker
, Tom Corbett
The @nytimes would like you ‘climate-change deniers’ to die now, please.
To quote SM Stirling: the Times apparently feels that your national destiny should be fertilizer.
A Christianity Only American Liberals Would Recognize
A friend sent along the following responding to this piece in the Daily Beast about religious liberty. My personal impression is that the piece is deeply shallow, but uses enough fifty cent words to cover that up. Beyond that though, you should go read the piece, then come back and enjoy this from my friend: I’ll try to pick out discrete lines here to respond | Read More »
Looks like @RepGaryPeters decided to target inconvenient leukemia patient Julie Boonstra.
Speaking solely from a pragmatic point of view, this does not exactly sound like a sensible decision on Rep. Gary Peters’ part: LANSING – Today Rep. Gary Peters set his Washington DC legal attack dogs out to intimidate and silence Julie Boonstra, a Michigan mother battling leukemia who had the courage to speak up after the insurance plan she liked was cancelled due to the | Read More »
*Possibly* good news coming out of #ukraine.
If true, at least. Parliament taking charge, with authority of restored constitution. Seems to be a parliamentary coup on president . #ukraine. Developing — Richard Engel (@RichardEngel) February 22, 2014
Barack Obama, Karl Popper, John Maynard Keynes And The Non-Falsifiable Recovery.
“In so far as a scientific statement speaks about reality, it must be falsifiable; and in so far as it is not falsifiable, it does not speak about reality.” Karl Popper According to Whitehouse.gov, happy days are here again, and Barack Obama is pretty much The Fonz! You see, The Executive Office of The President’s Council of Economic Advisors has released a report entitled “THE | Read More »
Tags: and Money
, Barack Obama
, Garo Yepremian
, John Meynard Keynes
, Karl Popper
, Keynesian economics
, Keynesian Hallelujah Chorus
, Saint Barack The Stimulator
, The Euthanasia of The Rentier
, The General Theory of Employment