Tech at Night: Snowden allies like China not quite getting their way on NSA. More Net Neutrality.
So the House ended up passing the (originally anti-NSA, pro-Russian-and-Chinese) “USA Freedom Act”. But fortunately the radicals are mad about it because of the compromises needed to win enough votes to pass it. This is a rare case where I hope the Senate follows its usual pattern and refuses to pass a House bill.
Write it down, though: I agree with Senators Rockefeller, McCain, and Coburn. We need to go after foreign attacks on American companies, and inform the private sector about probable threats. So I support the Deter Cyber Theft Act, as far as I can tell. Naturally China responds to this by playing off of the Edward Snowden propaganda, but we must not be deterred ourselves.
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The Watercooler ~ Government by Thug, Hissy-Fit and Executive Order
Getting more and more desperate as they see prospects for moving the progressive agenda forward wane, Senators Schumer and Reid have taken it upon themselves to use a combination of thuggery and hissy-fits to demand action on immigration reform…or else,…or else,…”we’ll sic Obama on y’all with an executive order.” (That was my paraphrased quote.) “We’ve waited 329 days, we’re willing to wait another six weeks,” | Read More »
Thomas Piketty’s book is declared Fake But Accurate
Last month the left was all abuzz about a new book written by a French (I am not making this up) economics professor who attacked wealth “inequality” as the root of all evil and prescribed confiscatory taxes on individual wealth to ensure everyone gets poorer except, presumably French economics professors and other plutocrats. Paul Krugman, the left’s attack Schnauzer on economic issues, was nearly pornographic | Read More »
Government negligence and insider trading behind the GM recall
After being saved by the American taxpayer in 2008, General Motors seems again on the way to the knacker’s yard. General Motors has recalled nearly 13.8 million vehicles in the U.S. this year. That’s a lot, obviously. For example, it blows past GM’s previous annual recall record of 10.75 million vehicles, set in 2004. And it means GM is responsible for more than half of | Read More »
My Response to John Feehery
My friend John Feehery has a piece in the Wall Street Journal that I read today with much amusement. My response requires a bit more space than would work for the WSJs blog, so I figured Red State would be an appropriate venue (thanks Erick!). I want to first review what Feehery wrote about former Club for Growth President Pat Toomey when he announced his was challenging incumbent | Read More »
Steve King Takes on Senate Girly Men
Senator Harry Reid and Chuck Schumer have taken it upon themselves to single out Rep. Steve King on the floor of the Senate for having the courage to stand for We the People against open borders. As we noted yesterday, the party has refused to defend him, and top NRSC aides are involved in an ad campaign against him. Well, when nobody in the party | Read More »
RS Interview: Jim Geraghty on ‘The Weed Agency.’
The stuff that sounds most over-the-top are all things that actually have happened.
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The Death Tax
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss Thomas Piketty, inherited wealth and why it’s easy to buy a smartphone but hard to buy a home.
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The World Pierces In
In 1540, Hernando de Soto marched through Middle Georgia not far from where this column originates. Just down river from where I am in Macon, Georgia, de Soto performed the first baptism in North America on the banks of the Ocmulgee River. That river cuts a lazy path through Macon and Middle Georgia. The Ocmulgee Indian natives, over time, migrated out of the area under | Read More »
The New Alabama Attracts Remington Firearms
A group of New York State lawmakers are upset that Remington Manufacturing is moving two weaponry assembly lines to Huntsville, AL. The Bushmaster and R1 handguns will now be manufactured in Huntsville rather than in Ilion, NY. They are upset at the State of New York for creating a climate that discourages firearms manufacturers from producing there. The political climate regarding 2nd Amendment issues did | Read More »
BREAKING: Tea Partiers Can Be Idiots, But McDaniel Camp Not Involved
Tea party folks in Mississippi are being rounded up for being freaking idiots. My great regret is that we do not publicly flog people anymore because these people deserve it. But as much as the NRSC might hype this story, they will overlook one big detail: Michael Guest, the district attorney for Madison and Rankin counties, told Simmons that he doesn’t believe anyone with the | Read More »
Thad Cochran: Unfaithful Husband. Untrustworthy Politician.
A lot of energy is being expended by the NRSC and the various sociopaths it employs to drag septuagenarian Thad Cochran across the finish line in his primary battle with state senator Chris McDaniel. The latest contretemps is hard for the average citizen to fathom. Apparently there was a slow motion illegal entry by a blogger into a nursing home that houses Mrs. Thad Cochran. | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ Election Integrity Project *Correction*
It was brought to my attention that there was an error in the Watercooler report on the Election Integrity Project that was published a few days ago. A volunteer from the EIP in Los Angeles County requested that RedState make note that the actual number of volunteer poll workers in the 2012 election was 2,100. I am waiting to hear back from the volunteer who | Read More »
Send In The Clowns: 84% of McDonald’s Protesters Were Not McDonald’s Employees
On Wednesday, the Service Employees International Union, as part of its four-year old plan to unionize the nation’s fast-food workers, launched a frontal assault on McDonald’s corporate headquarters in Oakbrook, Illinois. During the event, over 100 protesters, as well SEIU boss and fast-food unionization architect Mary Kay Henry, were arrested. After her arrest, the SEIU’s self-anointed Burger Queen actually thanked the police on her Twitter | Read More »
Will Children be Banned From Praying at Their Graduation?
If angry atheists have their way, that’s exactly what will happen.
The American Humanist Association, an angry atheist group that peruses the country for a small town to attack in its attempt to eviscerate faith from public life, has sued a Greenville, South Carolina school over a 5th Grade graduation ceremony.
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