Joan Walsh’s refusal to understand why Democrats lost
Joan Walsh, one of the biggest beacons of White Guilt on the Internet, has released her “reflection” of 2014, and looks back at what she calls her “mistakes” (which, oddly, don’t include almost everything she’s ever written). In this piece at Salon, she says her mistake was overconfidence in red state women and what she got right was the use of Ebola as a fear-mongering story. | Read More »
Hillary Clinton: Rock Star
For her entire political career Hillary Clinton has received kid glove treatment by the press. From her time at Rose Law when she made $100,000 in a matter of a few days by investing in cattle futures to her tumultuous marriage to Bill Clinton (and her rumored affairs as well as his) to her campaign for Senate when the hapless Rick Lazio was accused of | Read More »
Barack Obama cannot, in any way, be said to have white working class support.
Gallup is being a bit, ah, antiseptic on this story: “President Barack Obama’s job approval rating among white non-college graduates is at 27% so far in 2014, 14 percentage points lower than among white college graduates. This is the largest yearly gap between these two groups since Obama took office.” I say ‘antiseptic’ because it should be spelled out more that Obama’s popularity with college educated | Read More »
CRS to Hal Rogers: Do you even appropriate, bro?
A few days ago we discussed the utterly ridiculous claim made by House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers that in the upcoming slapfight with Obama over his brutalization of immigration law the GOP could not touch the funding of the Citizenship and Immigration Service because it is funded mostly by fees paid by visa applicants. What Rogers did was tell us a lie that was so | Read More »
I will keep nothing from you. Today, let me share with you the truth. Republicans will not stop Barack Obama’s executive overreach. In fact, while you were enjoying your Thanksgiving there were a number of stories out that the Republican leadership wants to give its members an opportunity to express their outrage and opposition. Expression is not action. They will take no action to stop | Read More »
President Lincoln’s 1863 Thanksgiving Proclamation
Promoted from the diaries by Jake It’s a tradition of mine to re-read the first Presidential proclamation declaring a day of Thanksgiving, so I figured I’d share with all of you. The proclamation was actually written by SecState William H. Seward, and is in his handwriting. Washington, D.C. October 3, 1863 By the President of the United States of America. A Proclamation. The year that | Read More »
Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation
Issued by President George Washington, at the request of Congress, on October 3, 1789 By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation. Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and—Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by | Read More »
EPA Proposes Its Most Expensive Regulation to Date
The strategy of publicly releasing bad news late on a Friday afternoon in order to avoid significant media scrutiny is well established and commonly employed by a variety of institutions. For example, corporations may elect to bury a bad earnings report or government bodies may release unflattering documents just before the weekend when people are paying the least amount of attention. The popular television show The | Read More »
Happy Thanksgiving to each of you. I got up at 5am, got the turkey ready, and had it on the Big Green Egg by 6am. Today will be exhausting and awesome at my house. My whole family has come over. The house is filled with laughter, warmth, and the smells of the season. Of course, I can’t smell any of them. I’m sick. My voice, | Read More »
Tech at Night: Europe getting frisky about regulating America
It’s Thanksgiving so I’m going to go quickly tonight. Happy Thanksgiving. It is worth noting that the European Union is currently starting to get more aggressive about trying to regulate other countries, and businesses in other countries. We all know Barack Obama won’t lift a finger, but we should be mindful for Congressional action, at the very least.
Has Vladimir Putin scored an “own-goal?”
As the old song goes, “you got to know when to hold ‘em and know when to fold ‘em.” Vladimir Putin should have heeded that advice but as it often is with megalomaniacs they usually lack the self restraint needed to quit while they are ahead. While the West seemed content to let Putin carve Crimea out of Ukraine via a referendum that would have | Read More »
My Thanksgiving Pet Peeve
As we head into tomorrow, some of you are going to be plotting going shopping tomorrow evening. You just can’t wait. You can’t help yourself. I sure wish you would. You going shopping on Thanksgiving Day is depriving someone of a day of rest on a national holiday where we should be celebrating around a table with our families. As I get older, I appreciate | Read More »
Executive Amnesty + Obamacare = Businesses Getting $3000 to Hire Illegals over Citizens
Much has already been said about the problems with President Obama’s amnesty decree, but thanks to a quirk in Obamacare, we can add another to the list. Now, businesses with more than 50 employees will, in essence, be getting $3000 for hiring illegal aliens granted amnesty over lawful citizens of this country. Here’s how the Washington Times describes it: Under the president’s new amnesty, businesses will | Read More »
Rick Santorum Vindicated
“I’ve just flown in from California, where they’ve made homosexuality legal. I thought I’d get out before they make it compulsory.” –Bob Hope Shortly after the odious Lawrence v. Texas decision in which the US Supreme Court, in a grim foreshadowing of the short shrift it has given the desecration of the concept of marriage, decided to toss a couple of millenia of Western Civilization | Read More »
These first early voting numbers for LA-SEN are maybe *too* good for us.
Courtesy of the indispensable AOSHQDD comes the first early voting numbers for Louisiana’s Senate runoff numbers, and if the trends hold they’re gruesome for Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA). The summary: about 136,000 people did early/absentee voting as of 11/25/2014. 72% of those voters were white, 25% black, the rest ‘other.’ If the numbers found here are accurate, Landrieu got 94% of the black | Read More »