PETA caught giving nasty agitprop to kids, and then lies about it.
(Via Hot Air) PETA being nasty: Parents say they are considering taking PETA to court over an innocent-looking comic handed out to children at Calabash Elementary School in Woodland Hills that contained graphic images of mutilated cows, CBS Los Angeles reports. [snip] The pamphlet appeared to be a cartoon comic and was titled “A Cow’s Life,” but the images inside were horrifying, parents said. PETA | Read More »
Ben Sasse Has Momentum in Nebraska
It is time for you too to get behind Ben Sasse in the Nebraska Senate Primary. At three percent in the polls this past June, Sasse is now tied at the front with Mitch McConnell’s pick. Unsurprisingly, Mitch McConnell and the Washington Lobbyist crowd’s pick does best with people who don’t like the tea party and Sasse does best with those who do like the | Read More »
Tech at Night: Edward Snowden making stuff up to help Glenn Greenwald? FCC Reform comes to the Senate.
How about some FCC? Some bad Net Neutrality laws are being proposed, attempting to save the terrible idea. Meanwhile Dean Heller is trying some targeted FCC process reform in the Senate. That’s great.
So, Retransmission Consent. You know what happens when you rig the system to limit competition, as the Congress and the FCC did in the early days of Cable? Broadcasters raking in the bucks. Never would I say that copyright should be attacked, but that price to license these broadcasts should be dictated by the open market. Let broadcasters compete.
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The 2014 Slate Card
Our friends over at ActRight set up a slate card for us for 2014. It will evolve over time, but here’s a solid list of races if you’re looking to send some to a campaign.Your contribution will be processed through ActRight and delivered to the campaign. These are all people I am supporting in 2014.
*Trust* David Plouffe, Democrats. He is all-knowing, and always right.
And he has some excellent advice for Democrats worried about the 2014 elections: If GOP challengers want to run ads criticizing the recovery act as wasteful, Democratic candidates should lift up the police officers, teachers and construction workers in their state or district, those who are protecting our communities, teaching our children and repairing our roads thanks to the Democrats’ leadership. Highlight the small-business owners | Read More »
GOP Debt Ceiling Strategy
In a sane world, President Obama and the Democrats would be on the hook for requesting yet another debt ceiling increase after already racking up record high amounts of debt. Obama is extremely unpopular, saddled with the failures of Obamacare, and accruing more debt than every other president combined. Yet, thanks to self-immolation on the part of the stupid party, it is Republicans who find | Read More »
Jay Nordlinger on the Controversial Nobel Peace Prize
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by Jay Nordlinger to discuss his latest book, Peace, They Say, controversial recipients of the Nobel Prize and if President Obama ever deserved the award.
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The score: Trader Joe’s 0, Portland Community Organizers -1.
I saw this yesterday, but forgot to write something about it until Glenn Reynolds reminded me. Short version: Trader Joe’s wanted to put up a store on some vacant lots in Northeast Portland. The people who lived there were largely happy about this; the Portland African-American Leadership Forum (whose membership apparently mostly does not live there) was not. The PAALF hassled Trader Joe’s about this | Read More »
The @NYTimes Touts 2.5 Million Full Time Job Losses as a Win
This morning I caught an editorial from the New York Times which just blew my mind. In light of the news that the CBO has identified 2.5 million full time jobs that will go away as a result of Obamacare, the paper of record let everyone know that this is working as intended. The Congressional Budget Office estimated on Tuesday that the Affordable Care Act | Read More »
And We’re Doing Immigration Reform?
Dana Milbank is a liberal columnist at the Washington Post who has enraged liberals overnight. Why? This column. It concludes, “Obamacare has been undermined by the very entity they had used to validate it.” As I noted on twitter yesterday, during the 2009-2010 fight over Obamacare, the left told Republicans, “Live by the CBO, die by the CBO.” The GOP had been convinced the CBO | Read More »
McConnell Auditions for Job as Cable News Commentator
At present, we are getting rolled in Washington. Democrats have pushed an omnibus bill, a disastrous farm bill, endless debt ceiling increases, and amnesty for illegals. Instead of an equal and opposing force in the opposite direction, Republicans have….. pushed an omnibus bill, a disastrous farm bill, endless debt ceiling increases, and amnesty for illegals. There is a serious lack of leadership and vision within | Read More »
Open Thread: Coke Is It
After a SuperBowl that was any thing but, I can understand how many would be in a bad mood. That said, I really don’t think it fair to take out those frustrations on one of the quintessential American brands. If you don’t know what I am talking about, I envy you. During the SuperBowl Coca-Cola aired a commercial, which you can view below, that had | Read More »
How to resist
It didn’t occur to me, when writing of my reasons for skepticism of Big Government, that it would end up with something of a cliffhanger ending, or maybe an implied final sentence reading “… and that’s why we’re doomed.” But I can see why the beast I described sounds formidable. We’re generations past the point where it could have been reformed by a few visionaries, | Read More »
ObamaCare Will Cost America More Than Two Million Jobs
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office issued a report this morning that finds ObamaCare will cost America roughly 2.5 million jobs through 2024. According to the Wall Street Journal’s Damian Paletta, the “rolling impact of the law will lead to 2 million fewer workers in 2017, 2.3 million in 2021 and 2.5 million through 2024.” That will represent a 1.5% to 2.0% reduction in the numbers of hours worked. At | Read More »
Majority Believe Obama Policies Will Fail
A new CNN/ORC poll released Monday, found that a majority of Americans — 56 percent, now think Obama’s policies are likely to fail in coming years. According to the new CNN poll, only 37 percent think Obama’s policies will succeed will succeed. The finding is a reversal from a year ago when CNN polling found 54 percent that President Obama’s policies would succeed, while 39 percent | Read More »