The Unconstitutional Takeover of Fannie and Freddie
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Richard Epstein to discuss the government takeover of Fannie and Freddie, why it was grossly unconstitutional and judicial restraint.Read More »
The Fix Is In
In case you missed it, John Boehner has hired Rebecca Tallent. Tallent worked for the left-of-center “Bipartisan Policy Center,” and is a serious amnesty advocate. She helped John McCain and Ted Kennedy during the Bush era on that disastrous plan. Here’s what is going to happen. Boehner will wait until 2014, after qualifying for all the serious challenges to incumbents is over. Then he’ll get | Read More »
Tech at Night: The news catches up after Thanksgiving. $180k fine for participating in an attack.
Two reminders I usually make here. Use good passwords, and make sure not to run software you don’t trust. Keep your software updated. If you use it, consider switching away from the leading target online, Microsoft Windows. Government is trying to catch these guys, but you have to lock your own door at night.
Teenagers need to be monitored online. It’s for their protection against bad elements. Most parents would be disturbed to see their kids making videos like this, but without somebody watching, how would parents ever even know their kids were making video responses to requests by predators?Read More »
ACLU suing bishops over hospitals’ Pro-Life guidelines
The ACLU announced on Monday that it is going to file a sweeping federal lawsuit based on Catholic hospitals not offering abortions. Because that totally makes sense in every way possible. From the same left wing that expects Christian churches to marry same sex couple and sues them when they don’t, we have a group that wants to sue not the hospital where an incident | Read More »
Obamacare Is The Law. Of Course Harry Reid Considers His Buddies Exempt.
The reason powerful Leftists like Harry Reid get into politics is not to share the benefice of their enlightened and deeply philosophical ideology. Harry Reid got into politics to inflict his liberalism on the idiot plebes the way a rapist inflicts himself upon his victim. The man could care less whether the laws he passes help you little people. He sees no reason to hold himself accountable under those laws. The laws, you see, are for lesser beings, not Nietzschean Uber-Tools like Senator Harry Reid.
Now how could RMJ say such deprecating things about caring public servants like Senator Harry Reid? Why would he behave so badly and be such a vile, iniquitous hypocrite? In response to the first question, I’m saying bad things about a hateful and obnoxious man because Harry Reid just exempted his scumbag, poli-sci hack staff from Obamacare. Why, you ask? He does it for the same reason Ghengis Kahn inseminated women all over Asia. He can.Read More »
WWGO – December 4, 2013Read More »
Poverty and competition
Think of this as a companion piece to “Poverty and Free Will” from yesterday, because now President Obama has jumped on Pope Francis’ remarks and used them to bash capitalism, so there’s more to say on the subject. Obama loves to use the language of markets and choice, stealing the trappings of capitalism to conceal socialist compulsion and political corruption. Challenged on the point, he | Read More »
Actors’ Equity might want to have a word with @barackobama on his hiring practices.
Because I’m betting that these people didn’t have union cards: Nineteen people stood behind President Obama on stage in the Executive Office Building Tuesday as the president kicked off a new campaign to promote Obamacare. [snip of biographical data about Monica Weeks] There were 18 other people standing with Weeks and the president on stage. Obama began his remarks by saying, “Thanks to Monica, thanks | Read More »
Wendy Davis Will Be Charitable With Your Tax Dollars
The problem with liberals is they always want to be charitable with your money and never with their own.Wendy Davis has released her tax records. Turns out she’s only managed to fund about 2.7 abortions over the last three years. She’d rather use the power of the state to make you fund the abortions.In all seriousness, Davis’ adjusted gross income rose from $130,931 in 2010 | Read More »
IRS Moves to Stifle Political Activity of Tea Party Groups
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Hans von Spakovsky to discuss new IRS regulations aimed at stifling the political activity of groups like the NRA and Tea Party, how the Obama administration has chosen to selectively enforce the law to their liking and why Obamacare is the biggest legal struggle this country will face for the foreseeable future.Read More »
Salon.com Asst. Editor Elias Isquith Declares Obamacare Implementation “Sabotage”
All I did was demand Republicans insist Obamacare be implemented as it was designed and written. After all, the President himself tweeted out his signature on the law and declared it “the law of the land.”I’m sure Salon.com Assistant Editor Elias Isquith thinks Obamacare is the “law of the land” too. But he calls my demands that the law be faithfully implemented “sabotage.”His view is | Read More »
The Borg, The Draft And Dana Milbank
I was fortunate enough to spend several years as an officer in The United States Army Reserve. You could say I was a nice enough guy, but never quite made it to Colonel.* Even given that somewhat limited background, I feel I learned sufficiently what an army does well and what an army should not be used for. Suffice it to say that the true purpose of an Army is to blow up our nation’s enemies or be powerful enough to command the respect of others to the point where they check their animosity towards us at the door. An army is not an institution that should ever be used for social engineering. Thus, a recent article by Dana Milbank** had me imagining an American version of Pinochet. Milbank opines below:
Read More »
As I make my rounds each day in the capital, chronicling our leaders’ plentiful foibles, failings, screw-ups, inanities, outrages and overall dysfunction, I’m often asked if there’s anything that could clean up the mess….But there is one change that, over time, could reverse the problems that have built up over the last few decades. We should have mandatory military service for all Americans, men and women alike, when they turn 18. The idea is radical, unlikely and impractical — but it just might work.
Well, Isn’t This Interesting: One of the leaders of Thursday’s fast-food strike is a White House visitor…
On Thursday, SEIU-backed protestors are planning to “strike” at fast-food restaurants in 100 cities.
One of the many union front groups that are springing up around the country and which is helping back-door unionize the fast-food industry is the “Restaurant Opportunities Center” [ROC].Read More »
Boehner Hires Fox to Guard Immigration Hen House
Here is the latest proof that the elected Republican leaders in Washington are cut from the same cloth as the opposition. Speaker John Boehner hired a new immigration policy director. Presumably, the Republican House leader would hire someone who will push an alternative policy to the Democrat’s insatiable quest for amnesty, right? Wrong. Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, is taking on a new and formidable | Read More »