Tech at Night: Broadcasters are some of the worst rent seekers in DC. USPS picking winners and losers.
The longer you look at regulatory policy in this country, the more you run into special interests looking out for their own personal payoffs. But seriously, I feel like terrestrial broadcasters are the worst of all when it comes to acting entitled. Waah waah we’re big fat socialists and we don’t want to have to pay the people who made the stuff we’re broadcasting. Meanwhile, Waah waah we want to restrict competition amongst ourselves to retransmit our broadcasts on cable.
Virtually every company, every industry I write about in this space goes around lobbying in DC for some advantage. But nobody gets so many special protections and is so rabid in protecting them at any cost, as terrestrial broadcasters. At some point, small government folks are going to have to smash this racket.
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Memo To The Nation Magazine: The Government Does Not Owe You Employment.
10 For even when we were with you, we commanded you this: If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat. 2 Thessalonians 3:10 I read something really hilarious. It almost convinced me that all the really good comedians were leftists. “…the US government can easily afford a Job guarantee (JG) program, becoming our employer of last resort.” Says The Nation Magazine. Man, those writers | Read More »
Harry Reid deliberately fails to advance his job-killing bill.
Seriously, in this economy it’s a bad thing when your legislation can be linked to anything that looks like a job-killer.
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Great Achievements in Central Planning: Cellulosic Biofuel
Over the years, we’ve ridiculed Congress’s cellulosic biofuel mandates and associated penalties (for example, here and here) which were enacted as part of the Renewable Fuel Standard in 2007. Cellulosic biofuel is mostly ethanol sourced not from corn but from switchgrass, wood pellets and other non-food sources. Refiners who missed mandated targets of cellulosic biofuel were required to purchase credits to cover their shortfall. Effectively, | Read More »
Joe Barton’s Profoundly Dumb Amnesty Proposal
Texas Rep. Joe Barton must have been reading the new polling data this week that shows Republicans are headed for victory in November. Like any good establishment Republican, Barton could not let our prospective victory go unanswered and is seeking a way to stifle Republican turnout. What better way to accomplish “victory” than by introducing comprehensive amnesty legislation? Joe Barton plans to file his bill | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ An Open Thread
Found this picture to depict the excitement I feel with the progress we are making. There’s nothing like gushing, falling water to create a sense of breakthrough and refreshing. I don’t have time to do a lot of research for a lengthy article, today. I just moved and am very busy getting settled in but forced myself to stop and get an open thread up. | Read More »
Hillary Clinton: Source of the Benghazi Video Lie
Yesterday we reported on the revelation that the White House made a conscious decision to blame the sacking of our Benghazi consulate on a silly and sparsely distributed internet video called Innocence of Muslims. In an email distributed by Ben Rhodes, senior policy makers, among them Susan Rice, are told to 1) blame the internet video for the violence, 2) deflect attention from greater | Read More »
Violence Policy Center Adopts Gibberish As Official Language
The Orwellian named Violence Policy Center is back at it. They are trying to push into circulation a collection of numbers that simply to not mean what the VPC says they mean. In a web feature called “Concealed Carry Killers,” they blame concealed carry permits for 636 deaths, nationwide, between May 2007 and March 2014. This, for the statistically minded, is about 90 fatalities per | Read More »
Read the following three articles and you will quickly realize what it means to live in Obama’s America – one of permanent stagnation and socialism. U.S. Regulatory Costs Are World’s No. 10 Economy [IBD] After years of rapid growth during the Obama administration, the cost of federal regulations is now bigger than the entire economies of all but nine countries in the world. That’s according | Read More »
Google hires NARAL to justify banning crisis pregnancy center ads
Google, in its objectivity and fairness, hired NARAL Pro-Choice America to justify their action. That has to be the most biased, laughable (except that it’s sad and pathetic) and ridiculous business case I have ever read. Google should hire Bernard Madoff from his prison cell to fashion their next shareholder report, or Edward Snowden to prepare their privacy report. It’s got to be the most gerrymandered report in history since the North Korean elections.
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Obama’s Detrimental Defense Policy
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by David Patterson to discuss cuts to the defense budget, how Obama’s defense policies have hurt our nation’s military and why next generation military technology is important.
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Democrats Abort Their Texas Takeover
Thus ends the campaign of “Abortion Barbie” Wendy Davis. I told the Democrats they couldn’t run a gubernatorial campaign in Texas on pink shoes and children ripped limb from limb. But the Cult of Moloch is so strong with them, they were convinced their gods would help them. No more. Under investigation from the FBI; off the campaign trail for neck surgery; losing women to | Read More »
American Federation of Teachers Boss is Paid $360,000… Plus $183,000
American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten, who was paid $543,150 last year, defended her compensation by claiming her pay is $360,000 and other reported expenses simply prove the union’s “transparency.”
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Holy Frappucino! SEIU Chapter Made Members Vote For Officers At…Starbucks?!?
A lesson in how to suppress votes….union style. As a union member, would you find it odd that you were being asked to vote for your union’s officers while waiting for your Venti Caramel Machiatto and Vegetable & Fontiago Breakfast Sandwich at the local Starbucks? If you answered ‘yes,’ and do think voting for union officers at a Starbucks does sound a bit odd, you | Read More »
This will shock most of you. I like Lindsey Graham. Always have for that matter. He’s always been very pleasant to me. We’ve shared a few common fights. And I respect that he is not as willing as some of his colleagues to shift his positions on all things merely for the sake of re-election. But I disagree with Lindsey Graham on immigration. I disagree | Read More »