“Groundhog Day: Debt Limit.” #noblankcheck
Our own Ben Howe did this one for Heritage’s Foundry.org: If you don’t have time to watch it, the message is very simple: politicians keep lying about the debt ceiling. This is admittedly a bipartisan kind of exercise, but Democrats in particular were remarkably brazen about screaming about how Oceania was always at war with Eurasia we shouldn’t raise the debt ceiling right up to | Read More »
The Economist Who Predicted Obamacare’s Hit to Jobs
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss Janet Yellen’s first trip to Capitol Hill as head of the Fed, the economist who predicted CBO’s Obamacare job loss numbers and if we are doomed to become Europe.
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Kansas Senator Pat Roberts Does Not Live In Kansas
Sen. Pat Roberts has been in Congress since 1981. His principle place of residence is in Virginia. But he is Kansas’s Senator. In fact, Roberts claims to own a residence in Ford County, Kansas, but the Ford County Tax Appriser lists Pat Robert’s residence in Alexandria, VA as the address to send the bill to for his Kansas property. Sen. Roberts wife is even a | Read More »
From the Mailbag: The Oh $*@! Edition
Oh my goodness. Oh my goodness. In response to this about the shibboleths of the damned, our mail bag got this: If you wish to mislead concerning the Leviticus quote, that’s your business, but it was really aimed at birth control. Also, the Apostle Paul also said that not all of what he said was inspired, and there is question about who really wrote the | Read More »
The obligatory “Anti Voter ID marchers require Photo ID to march” post.
The heck of it is: these are all good rules for marchers. #MoralMarch will protest NC’s new “racist” #VoterID, but you’re req’d to bring photo ID to the march. #ncpol pic.twitter.com/w14mzejdSn — Stacey-SisterToldjah (@sistertoldjah) February 8, 2014 Sensible advice all around. Especially the part where you use photo ID to make sure that everyone and everything is on the up-and-up. Moe Lane (crosspost) PS: | Read More »
Shibboleths of the Damned
Inevitably in discussions about Christianity, gay rights, the church in general, etc. some well educated fool throws out the shellfish and mixed fabric clothing line.Leviticus 11:10-11 reads, “But anything in the seas or the rivers that does not have fins and scales, of the swarming creatures in the waters and of the living creatures that are in the waters, is detestable to you. You shall | Read More »
Internet Gambling: Two Coalitions, One Debate, and Billions of Dollars
Internet gambling has been a contentious issue ever since there has been an internet. Recently, the Coalition for Consumer and Online Protection leaned into it full tilt week, with an ad buy of about $250,000 in print and online ads against a federal ban on online gambling.
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Two-Fisted Second World Adventure Tales! #Merica #murica #sochi #olympics
Via USA Today: I was taking a shower and the door got locked/jammed…. — Johnny Quinn (@JohnnyQuinnUSA) February 8, 2014 …With no phone to call for help, I used my bobsled push training to break out. #SochiJailBreak pic.twitter.com/apZRefgvCO — Johnny Quinn (@JohnnyQuinnUSA) February 8, 2014 Bring home the gold, Johnny. Just… have it assayed first, OK? Moe Lane
Tech at Night: Bitcoin zealots freak out.
5 hour power outage Friday. Threw my whole day off, as you might imagine. I don’t even know whose fault it was: my apartment building’s or Dominion Power’s.
Apple cut Bitcoin from the App Store.. Bitcoiners are responding like a combination of spoiled children and offended followers of a religion. Wait until they find out that Russia is banning bitcoin and Florida is going after Bitcoin money laundering.
Bitcoin and crime go hand in hand. Mt. Gox is now preparing to rip off its users once and for all, it seems. Mt. Gox is the Magic: the Gathering Online eXchange, a site originally founded to trade collectible game cards, but now trades Bitcoins. Also, organized drug dealers are looking at Bitcoin.
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At-Risk Senate Seats, 02/07/2014 edition.
As always, this is going to be a highly subjective take: my thoughts on each race after the fold. Bottom line: some shifts up, some shifts down, I took out Massachusetts and New Jersey because, really, well, some states are more likely than others. Alaska Mark Begich Serious Risk Arkansas Mark Pryor Serious Risk Colorado Mark Udall Some Risk Iowa Open Some Risk Louisiana Mary | Read More »
Statism: the distilled essence of pessimism
While I writing to commemorate the birthday of Ronald Reagan, I found myself reflecting on his good cheer and optimism. Liberals hated him for that. No one born after the Reagan years can really appreciate how much his confident humor got under the skin of his opponents, who caricatured him as an “amiable dunce” because he was upbeat. (If you’re old enough to have lived through the | Read More »
Bipartisan Coalition in Georgia Wants to Kill the Free Market
In Georgia, a state run by Republicans, a bipartisan coalition of legislators is coming together to kill the free market. HB 907 would regulate out of existence new upstart car services like Uber and Lyft.Peach Pundit in Georgia has a post on this.The legislation is being done at the behest of the taxi cab monopoly in the metro Atlanta area. Ironically, instead of asking that | Read More »
Senate Democrats Exposed on Iran
The media is constantly bemoaning the lack of bipartisanship in Congress, with the lion’s share of their scorn directed at conservatives for being too “intransigent.” Well, almost the entire Senate GOP Conference – both moderate and conservative members – actually united behind a Democrat-sponsored bill to implement sanctions on Iran. Yet, the Democrats and their allies are spoiling this superlative opportunity to work together on | Read More »
Another Weak Jobs Report and the Corruption in Sochi
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the January jobs report, the astonishingly high teen unemployment rate, the massive corruption in Sochi.
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Kentucky All State Choir Celebrates #Merica
When Michelle Johnson checked into her hotel for work in Kentucky, she didn’t expect that 1,000 high school students would also be checking in. Fortunately, the students were part of the Kentucky All State Choir and, as is their tradition, they treated hotel guests to a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem. Johnson, not realizing that the choir was there for a yearly conference, attributed | Read More »