George Orwell, Heather MacDonald and “Yes Means Yes”
Supporters of The Yes Means Yes Law History doesn’t repeat per se, but it seems to rhyme. In 1979, The Dead Kennedys sang “California Uber Alles” in honor of the statism embodied by then Governor Jerry Brown. Whether his aura smiles, frowns or requires a prune juice enema, Governor Brown remains Governor Brown. Like Big Brother, he is watching you. It | Read More »
Remember My Obama Theorem to Understand the President’s Handling of Ebola
So many of you seem confused and confounded by what President Obama is doing. You really just need to remember my theorem about Barack Obama to understand him. The world will be more safe if the United States is less safe. The world will be more stable if the United States is less stable. Act against one and two only when polling demands it and | Read More »
Wait . . . Wait . . . Wait . . . This Hillsong Church Business All Makes Sense Now
Hillsong Church has decided to be culturally relevant by abandoning the gospel of Jesus Christ. It is not unexpected. The church has been more a business for a while and does not want to affect its bottom line. But now I find it is not at all a coincidence that the church ran out this week to get fawning press coverage over its wavering on | Read More »
Hillsong Church Begins Its Death March Away From Christ Into the World
Peter’s first epistle instructs the early church on how to live as a Christian in a world not of Christians. It is becoming a more relevant book of the Bible as western civilization collapses in on itself in an orgy of sins of the flesh. Christianity is again becoming an oddity in a secular world. Peter quoted Isaiah that “the grass withers, and the flower | Read More »
Cronyists, Fake Libertarians, and Poker Regulation
Often times in politics, we assume a very simple us-vs-them battle, where there’s one side of good guys looking to shrink government, and another side of bad guys looking to expand government.
However in the case of online poker, it’s a three-cornered fight, and the two sides getting the most attention are both after big government, even the side pretending to be libertarian.
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Is Ebola reaction being subordinated to foreign policy goals?
One of the great mysteries of the Ebola crisis has been the administration’s refusal to consider a travel ban from countries with active Ebola outbreaks. This technique is tested and proven. The technical term is “quarantine.” It has been in use since the days of sailing ships when a ship entered port it was inspected for any occurrence of an infectious disease and, if found, | Read More »
Obama appoints Ebola czar… and we are so screwed
Via the Washington Post President Obama has asked Ron Klain, who served as chief of staff to both Vice President Biden and former vice president Gore, as his Ebola response coordinator, according to a White House official. Biden. Gore. And Klain was the guy who gave the green light to pissing away billions of federal dollars on Solyndra. We are all dead.
The Airlines and Ebola
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the Ebola outbreak’s impact on the airline industry, how they are dealing with an unexpected threat and why the hospitals lack the appropriate equipment and protocol.
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Barack Obama: The Concern-Troll of The 1%
Big Money Donors Are Leaning to The Left On the same polo field where Britain’s Prince Harry played the Sport of Kings during a goodwill tour of the U.S., President Barack Obama helicoptered to Connecticut’s Gold Coast on Tuesday on Marine One for a VIP fundraising dinner to help Senate Democrats try to protect their slim majority in the midterm elections. | Read More »
Thomas R. Frieden Should Resign From the CDC. And We Need a Travel Ban.
Dr. Thomas R. Frieden is the Director for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the past few weeks, the American people have seen him flail about spectacularly. He has tried to instill calm in the public and instead made the situation worse. Under Frieden’s leadership, hospitals across America are confused about Ebola protocols, a nurse with Ebola and symptoms traveled on a | Read More »
David Perdue and a Georgia Runoff
A few weeks ago, Republican Senate candidate David Perdue had a Senate win within his reach with no runoff. Now, it seems the best he can hope for is an overtime victory. Reporters nationally, since the 1970’s, have warned of a demographic tide building, making it more difficult for Republicans to win. Pollsters, statisticians, and others claim that is happening now in Georgia. That is | Read More »
Which One Is Worse: Racism or Ebola?
PC Epidemiology Is Not The Cure I previously opined that barring a series of catastrophic bureaucratic snafus, the United States had very low risk of a major Ebola epidemic. Being the eternal optimist that I am; I’m only putting on enough gear to reach MOPP-Level 2 as I head for the Cube Farm.* I’m still fairly certain that we will endure | Read More »
Tweet of the Day, Republicans ABSOLUTELY Need To Establish A Travel Ban Position NOW edition.
Can’t add to, or subtract from, this: Republicans have 24 hours to lock in a travel ban position. Democrats are going to try to flank you on it. Git on it, boy and girls.— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) October 16, 2014 …unless it’s to add this: How do I know the ban thing? Because they're getting national numbers back like I am, and the travel ban | Read More »
How biomedical research fails the nation why no one cares
Yesterday I detailed how the claim by NIH director, Dr. Francis Collins, that with more money an Ebola vaccine would have been developed was patently nonsense. In an annual budget of nearly $30 billion, a paltry $12 million a year, which is roughly equivalent to what Lindsay Lohan spends on blow, was earmarked for Ebola vaccine development. While the comment by Collins was ass-covering hyperbole | Read More »