The Obamacare-Style Waiver Authority of Immigration Bill Nullifies Talking Points
Do you want to know why this country is going to hell in a handbasket? Do you want to know why we have a constitutional crisis with the executive branch disregarding many of our laws, particularly our immigration laws? It’s because of those who construct the legislation. I’ve spent the past 24 hours combing through the legislation, and have only successfully grasped a few parts | Read More »
We, the citizens of the United States
Ann Coulter tears into Marco Rubio today, and it’s not pretty… but speaking as a longtime fan of the Senator from Florida, I have to admit I’ve been having similar thoughts lately. Here is how Rubio explained the powerful border-enforcing mechanism in his bill on “Fox News Sunday,” which he denied was merely a meaningless goal: “Basically, Homeland Security will have five years to meet | Read More »
Birfers, Truffers and Boston Boneheads
There are people on the Internet who become utterly convinced of their own awesome powers of observation. They read “Red Pill Blogs” and see the real world for how it really is. To these folks, it’s all a big conspiracy* and if they nose through the right Government Documents, they’ll discover the real X-Files. The Kenyan Birth Certificate, Tom Fife’s evening in Moscow, the Metallurgical | Read More »
, Bill Powell
, Boston Marathon Bombing
, Davis F. W. Aurini
, False Flag
, Internet Idiots
, Kenyawn Burf Surtifikate
, Tom Fife
Jim DeMint Talks Immigration
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by former Senator Jim DeMint to discuss the balance of liberty and security, the Gang of Eight immigration plan and how to make the immigration system work.
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The most important thing about yesterday’s vote: national reciprocal concealed-carry is doable.
Senator John Cornyn’s (R, Texas) common-sense proposal that states with concealed-carry permits recognize other states’ concealed-carry permits was up for a vote yesterday as an amendment to Reid’s otherwise-useless “gun control” bill; and it came close to passing. Pretty freaking close, in fact (57/43). Flip South Dakota, New Hampshire, and West Virginia next year, and that’s sixty for cloture and let’s-see-what-bill-Obama-won’t-dare-veto. Here’s Sen. Cornyn’s description | Read More »
Legal Waivers Will Defang Enforcement in Gang Bill
We’ve noted many times that the lack of immigration enforcement is not a legislative problem, it’s an executive problem. That’s why we need the administration to show us the enforcement before commencing any legalization process for those already here. Additionally, there is also a judiciary problem that could completely gut any enforcement measures – to the extent they are ever implemented – thereby ensuring more | Read More »
Tech at Night: CISPA gets amended but not quite as I wanted. FISMA reform quietly passes.
So the House did not pass the amendment to CISPA that they probably should have passed, but the House did act to find a compromise that would ensure our needs are met, while addressing the privacy issues some have.
While the above-linked criticisms are legitimate, it is the case that not that all privacy criticisms of CISPA are legitimate. “Privacy” has become the vague catch-all for left-libertarian positions that “for the children” has become for progressives. All too often there’s no actual meat to the criticisms. Heck, half the people complaining about privacy would tell you that CISPA is the new SOPA, when the two bills are entirely unrelated. It’s baseless scaremongering designed to defeat Republican efforts and clear the field for Jay Rockefeller and Barack Obama to act.
I do plan to say more very soon on CISPA, explaining why we should pass the bill. Watch RedState.
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Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled
I remember it so clearly — a memory you can only remember so clearly when it is from sadness. You can’t let it go. I was sitting in the mud by the rear passenger side tire of my old Acura cradling my one year old in the steady, driving rain. I was sobbing doing my best not to fall apart in front of my little | Read More »
Harry Reid will be pulling the gun control bill on Thursday.
First noted on Twitter (via Hot Air): Reid will pull the entire gun bill from floor, likely tomorrow. No final vote. It will remain on leg calendar. Brought up some other time. — Paul Kane (@pkcapitol) April 17, 2013 …and the NYT pretty much confirms.
We Win. They Lose. The 2nd Amendment is Safe.
Today in the Senate, a funny thing happened. We fought on principle, and we won on principle. You know why? Because 3 U.S. Senators didn’t listen to the “do something” caucus and the hand-wringers parading as leaders in Washington. Instead, Senators Cruz, Lee and Paul circulated a warning prior to the last recess saying they would (gasp) filibuster any legislation that would undermine our God-given, | Read More »
Gang Plan: Perennial De Facto Amnesty
One of the most common bromides regurgitated by Republicans in defense of ‘amnesty first, enforcement later’ proposals is that we already have de facto amnesty with Obama not enforcing the laws. This was always a dubious argument even before the release of the gang bill. We should not use Obama’s malevolence as a baseline from which to craft public policy. Instead of rewarding Obama for | Read More »
The gun control bait and switch
The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA), which styles itself the second largest gun-rights group after the National Rifle Association, broke from the rest of the Second Amendment movement to endorse the Toomey-Manchin compromise with remarkably effusive praise: If you read the Manchin-Toomey substitute amendment, you can see all the advances for our cause that it contains like interstate sales | Read More »
Ohio Hospital Association Millionaires Want More of Your Money
Ohio Hospital Association (OHA) insistence that its members need more taxpayer funding has featured prominently in the debate over expanding Medicaid, but is OHA really in a position to demand more state and federal dollars? Former OHA President & CEO James Castle, who was replaced by Michael Abrams this February, was paid $600,198 by the hospital lobbying group in 2011. The current chair of the | Read More »
Because reading is hard…
There’s been a lot of talk about “marco-phones” in the Outrage Class today. There are some that have decided that a provision in the proposed immigration bill that calls for satellite communication to be provided to areas on the border that lack cellular coverage is the equivalent of throwing free goodies at the masses and telling them to text all their friends about how super | Read More »
Universal Healthcare Foundation In Colorado Wants To Go Further Than Obamacare
A push for government provided healthcare that extends beyond President Obama’s Affordable Care Act is in the works in Colorado.
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