RS Interview: Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst (R, TX).
As you recall, the abortion reform HB2 bill finally passed late Friday night/Saturday morning, over the … vociferous? vehement? I know: vicious – objections of Democrats. Short version: ban on abortions after 20 weeks and abortion clinics are now subject to new health and safety requirements. Lt. Gov. Dewhurst spoke to RedState just after the vote was made: To sum up the interview: Dewhurst noted | Read More »
There is Only Tragedy Here
There is only tragedy in the Zimmerman trial. There are no sides but Justice to root for, but a Justice that will leave one side unsatisfied and still empty. Both sides made mistakes in this awful mess. George Zimmerman may not be guilty of either murder or manslaughter, but he killed Trayvon Martin. A seventeen year old is dead. A family has lost a son. | Read More »
Brian Schweitzer cuts and runs from Montana Senate race.
Gotta wonder why. Former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer won’t seek Montana’s open U.S. Senate seat in 2014, a blow to Democrats‘ hopes of holding the seat and preserving their overall Senate majority. The popular Democrat, who left the governor’s office in 2013 after two terms, told the Associated Press that he “kicked the tires” on the race but decided he preferred Montana to Washington. I’m | Read More »
Should GOP sharks strike Obamacare blood in debt-ceiling water?
Timid Republican dogs that haven’t barked since their 2010 landslide must seek mandate for 2014 that exhibits conservative concern for the poor and dwindling middle class. This conservative isn’t losing too much sleep over President Barack Hussein Obama’s latest assault on the Rule of the Law by suspending enforcement of the Obamacare requirement that employers provide health insurance to full-time workers if they employ 50 | Read More »
Tags: Affordable Care Act
, Barack Obama
, debt ceiling
, Democratic Party
, Government Shutdown
, Health Care
, Health Insurance
, House of Representatives
, John Boehner
, Mike Lee
, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
, Ted Cruz
, tom cotton
Tech at Night: Catching up after a cold.
Woof. This week I had my worst cold in years, the worst I had since the first CPAC I attended. Boy was that a miserable trip home, let me tell you, sick as a dog, with insufficient Claritin Ds to get me through it. I was lucky the middle seat was empty for me on both flights I had to get home! At least this week I could stay home, and sleep.
I’ve got a ton to cover, and I’m not really at 100% yet, so apologies for making this a bit scattershot tonight. Especially since the victory in Texas distracted me from finishing this promptly! (Edit: It’s also help if I remembered to hit Publish…)
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, Barack Obama
, Edward Snowden
, Jim Inhofe
, Kim Dotcom
, Marsha Blackburn
, Tech at Night
My Sincere Apologies to the Kid Killing Caucus
I must offer up my sincerest apologies to the kid killing caucus that took it on the chin or other body parts in Texas last night.After days on end of abortion supporters in Texas holding up coat hangers and then, yesterday, throwing feces, urine, and tampons in defense of killing kids, I tweeted out a link to a coat hanger wholesale store.The kid killers were | Read More »
“For We Are Legion”: Hell Breaks Loose In Texas
And when he saw Jesus from afar, he ran and fell down before him.And crying out with a loud voice, he said, “What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I adjure you by God, do not torment me.”For he was saying to him, “Come out of the man, you unclean spirit!And Jesus asked him, “What is your name?” | Read More »
Rubio calls for balanced budget, ObamaCare defunding
It’s time for our more-or-less annual Debt Ceiling Joust, in which Democrats tell us the national debt has to keep growing forever, while a few Republicans briefly threaten to keep the debt ceiling right where it is, unless they receive a balanced budget promise… which would probably end up being another one of those 10-year plans that dissolves into a mass of wet tissue paper | Read More »
@SeanTrende has made a remarkably rookie mistake in this demographics post. #notreally
…Which is to say: Sean apparently assumed that it was reasonable to expect good-faith disagreement from Democratic demographers. In my recent four-part series on demographic changes, the 2012 elections and immigration reform, I suggested that census data and exit polls reveal that some 6 million white voters opted to sit out last November’s election. The data show these non-voters were not primarily Southerners or evangelicals, | Read More »
Wall Street’s Disconnect with the Average American
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss his the “Bernanke Bounce,” the latest PPI numbers and the massive disconnect Wall Street has with the plight of average Americans.
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Oregon’s epic #obamacare agitprop #fail.
Let us discuss precisely how badly the Oregon state government has messed up its ad campaign trying to get young people to sign up for Obamacare. First, the background: Cover Oregon, the public agency set up to implement Oregon’s health exchange under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, launched the first, $3.2 million ad campaign last week for the program. Rocky King, Executive Director | Read More »
Obama’s Packing of NLRB Reminiscent of FDR
Way back in 1937, Democrat hero and Republican villain, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, proposed the Judicial Procedures Reform Bill. Essentially, Roosevelt was having trouble getting the Supreme Court to rule his New Deal as constitutional so, being the “reformer” he was, he decided to pack the court by expanding it to as many as 15 justices. Of course as president, Roosevelt would then have the duty | Read More »
The Real Scandal: No Jobs
Note from Erick: Andy Puzder is CEO of CKE Restaurants, Inc., which employs about 21,000 people at Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s restaurants. He is co-author of “Job Creation: How it Really Works and Why the Government Doesn’t Understand it.” Puzder serves as co-chair of the American Freedom and Enterprise Foundation. While the unemployment numbers for June contained some positive news, the coverage to date has | Read More »
Pro-Abort Intimidation: YMCA Evicts Pro-Lifers In Texas
As the abortion battle continues in Texas, a local YMCA chapter told Students For Life Of America (SFLA) to leave the premises after anti-lifers intimidated the assistant branch director to renege on their agreement to use the center’s shower facilities. The SFLA had embarked on a 3o-hour bus ride to Austin to rally in favor of the pending Texas bill that will ban abortions twenty weeks into | Read More »
Tags: 2014 election
, media bias
, war on women
Living in the small spaces around the State
Like Erick, I hate the hyper-politicization of American life. I despise totalitarianism, no matter what uniform it wears, or how popular its leaders profess themselves to be. I don’t understand why people with a birthright of dignified liberty are so eager to indulge the totalitarian impulse for supposedly benevolent ends. How many enforcers of any blood-spattered total State did not claim to act in the best interests | Read More »