Donald Trump becomes a blatant 9/11 Truther
A few days ago we had a squabble over Donald Trump’s Bush-to-blame-for-9/11 statement. Leon pointed out, quite correctly, that his statement was a rehash of Michael Moore’s propaganda. I was inclined to be a bit more charitable and accept it as an inartful rendition of ‘the buck stops here,’ the credo I lived as an infantry officer of ‘a commander is responsible for all his | Read More »
Reason appears to have left Reason
Reason is a libertarian-leaning website that, on a good day, can have some truly thought-provoking pieces on civil liberty and society’s march toward a much more over-bearing state. Today, however, we got this cross-posted editorial: Murphy recently was fired from his job as executive director of St. Francis Home, an assisted-living facility, because he’s a gay man in a gay marriage. Nope. He was fired for | Read More »
Joe Biden will not run for president
Via CNBC: Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday that he will not run for president. Biden delivered his statement at the White House Rose Garden with President Barack Obama in attendance. “As my family and I have worked through the grieving process, I’ve said all along what I’ve said time and again to others, that it may very well be that that process, by the | Read More »
ABC News/Washington Post poll: Trump most likely to win AND has a great personality
As if in answer to my colleague, Leon Wolf’s post, there is a new ABC News/Washington Post poll and its findings are… ummm…. interesting (full PDF here): Donald Trump leads the Republican presidential field in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, not only in vote preferences but in expectations as well -– a remarkable feat for the non-politician who’s surprised the GOP establishment with his staying power | Read More »
Why is the broadcast lobby palling around with Communists?
The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) is one of my least-favorite industry lobby groups. They claim to support issues like “Protecting the Rights of Journalists,” opposing “advertising restrictions,” and supporting a “competitive marketplace,” but in practice they’re purely a rent-seeking body, completely integrated with the regulatory-industrial complex. There’s no easier way to see this than looking at NAB’s plans to engage with broadcasters in Cuba. | Read More »
Joe Biden calls himself a liar
Other than Joe Biden’s tendency to grope random women who are not his wife in public settings Get More: Comedy Central,Funny Videos,Funny TV Shows and make wildly inappropriate and offensive comments, his stock in trade has always been the lie. He was run out of the Democrat presidential primary in 1988 over appropriating the early life of British Labour Party leader, Neil Kinnock, as his | Read More »
Kim Davis Should Have Declared Rowan County a Sanctuary City
Let me say right off the bat that I don’t agree with what Kim Davis did. However, I found the hand wringing by Democrats and the media over her actions to be completely disingenuous and hypocritical. As many others have pointed out, Democrats have had no problem with county clerks who have refused to, say, issue gun licenses in compliance with court order. Nonetheless, Democrats | Read More »
A Serious Question for the Trump Supporters
I have a serious question for the Trump supporters, and I hope they will be able to answer it, at least to themselves. It is a question that every supporter of every candidate should be able to answer if they consider themselves a thinking voter instead of a mindless, drooling sports fan. The question is this: What, hypothetically, would Trump have to do or say | Read More »
Paul Ryan Uses His Leverage To Drive A Hard Bargain
The word has gone out tonight after met with the House Freedom Caucus, as part of a tour of a number of the key House caucuses: Ryan will take the Speaker job after all, despite his many protests against wanting the job – but only if his enumerated conditions are met, including among other things agreement by the various caucuses to explicitly endorse him for | Read More »
Paul Ryan Wants House Conservatives To Sign Their Own Death Warrant
has conditions to become Speaker of the House. One of those conditions is that the House of Representatives gut the ability to remove a future Speaker. You read that right. wants the House of Representatives to neuter the ability of a majority to replace the Speaker of the House. House conservatives would be insane to agree to these terms. Ryan is actually promising very little | Read More »
Hey, Straight White Man? You Look Like a Rapist.
If the world were actually how liberals portrayed it to be, none of us would go outside. I certainly wouldn’t. Just the idea of a pervasive “rape culture” in the U.S. should be enough to keep women inside their homes, taking online courses for higher education instead of subjecting themselves to rape camps known as universities. But as we know, women flock to universities. They | Read More »
Which Republicans Would Democrats Support In New Hampshire? Kasich and Trump
A new poll out from Public Policy Polling in New Hampshire shows that Donald Trump still has a strong lead among Republican voters. Trump is taking in 28% of the vote. has made a surprising move into second in that poll with 12%. Ben Carson is third with 11% and Ohio Governor John Kasich is in fourth with 10%. Jeb Bush, and Carly Fiorina are | Read More »
Ryan’s Hope: A Soap Opera About Paul Ryan’s Indecision
“There are houses full of sorority sisters on great campuses within the SEC who have less drama within them than has as one man.” Good grief, is a one man soap opera. First he doesn’t want it. Then he still doesn’t want it. Then he kinda, sorta, maybe wants it. Then he does not want it again. How many weeks into the saga of Ryan | Read More »
Alan Grayson drags Patrick Murphy hard to the Left on Social Security.
Moral of the story: when a Democrat tells you that he or she is a liberal, the Democrat is telling you the truth. And when a Democrat tells you that he or she is a moderate or conservative, the Democrat is telling you a liiiiiieeeeee. As you’ll discover, the second that the lie becomes too awkward to maintain.
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Democrats and GOP Senator Mark Kirk team up to block ‘sanctuary cities’ law
This is what having a GOP majority and gutless, go-along-to-get-along leadership in the Senate gets you. Senate Democrats on Tuesday blocked a Republican-backed bill that would crack down on so-called sanctuary cities by threatening to withhold funds to local governments that don’t cooperate with federal immigration officials. The bill failed on a 54-45 vote. It needed 60 to advance. The Stop Sanctuary Cities Act became | Read More »