Hero chaplain denied decoration by pencil-necked bureaucrats
Via ussindianapolis.org: At 14 minutes past midnight, on 30 July 1945, midway between Guam and Leyte Gulf, she was hit by two torpedoes out of six fired by the I-58, a Japanese submarine. The first blew away the bow, the second struck near midship on the starboard side adjacent to a fuel tank and a powder magazine. The resulting explosion split the ship to the | Read More »
Obama demands endless fundraising stop by sending out a fundraising appeal
In the aftermath of the various terror attacks in Paris, someone remarked that it would be interesting to sit in on the writers for Saturday Night Live as they attempted to parody bringing aging hippie James Taylor to Paris is sing in a show of US support for France. This bunch in the White House is nothing if not consistent. In last night’s “State of | Read More »
A Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Idea
Taxing Section 529 tax-free education plans is a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad idea. Of all the lying, broken campaign promises,and studied burglary President Obama has committed over the past six years—seven really, if you count his first campaign—this has to be the worst. He who can’t help but toot his own horn (tooting his horn was his only moment of clarity in the | Read More »
Obama uses SOTU to announce surrender to Iran
One of the great thing about the Obama administration is that it is impossible to pick the biggest foreign or national security policy blunder. There are so many possible choices that even the harshest critic will be frozen, nay, knocked senseless by the magnitude of the task. Last night’s alleged State of the Union address, however, may signify a change: we may now be able | Read More »
Renee Ellmers is Worse Than a Democrat
was swept into office in 2010 on a wave of Tea Party support and based on the fact that she had the good fortune to have a Democrat incumbent who let himself get videotaped assaulting some college kids. The video in question went nationally viral and Ellmers’ election became something of a cause celebre in conservative circles. When she narrowly pulled off the victory, people | Read More »
The (Nearly Irrelevant) State of the Union
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by David Harsanyi to discuss last night’s State of the Union address, some of the President’s proposals and why the State of the Union speech has become obnoxious and nearly irrelevant.
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Obama Omits “God Bless the United States of America” at End of SOTU Speech
Promoted from the diaries President Obama ended the State of the Union address in a new way. He didn’t say, as tradition, “God bless you, and God bless these United States of America” He said, “Thank you, God bless you, and God bless this country we love.” A quick check on his prior SOTU speeches reveals he used the customary phrasing in past years: 2014: | Read More »
Obama declares Cargo Cult Economics is the way to go
If Ronald Reagan is remembered for “trickle down” economics, Barack Obama is going to be forever associated with cargo cult economics. Cargo cult economics is little more than government by the post hoc ergo propter hoc fallacy. If middle class families have X, then we can give everyone X and that makes them middle class. This is how I described it in an earlier post: | Read More »
Forever Determined To Let Us Know He Won
One of the most valuable lessons I have ever learned in life came from one of the Deans of Students when I was in college. He would never sit at the head of the table in a meeting. Often he would sit off to the side. He said he was the Dean where ever he sat. Barack Obama, commentators on both sides of the aisle | Read More »
The Top Five Takeaways From The #SOTU
Tonight the President delivered his State of the Union remarks. It was a grandiose speech with lofty ideals, delivered with all of the considerable rhetorical charms at his disposal, sure to go down in history as a prime exemplar of “how it’s done.” Wait .. hang on. I’ve just been informed that I was watching March of the Penguins. My bad. As it turns out, | Read More »
A Short Recap of the #SOTU
The President showed up late. You shouldn’t take his consistent tardiness as a slight against you, after all, he is far too narcissistic to actually be thinking of you. President Obama then strolled along the aisle of the House, slowly making his way up to the lectern. He looked like he was tired, like Jordan or Favre after they retired the second time. But looks | Read More »
The GOP #SOTU response: Sen. Joni Ernst (R, Iowa).
Just started up: you can live-watch it here. Text here.
Michael Moore’s Peculiar Definition of Coward
A movie entitled American Sniper has greatly disturbed some swaths of the Progressive Hive Mind. So Michael Moore, the American hero, is here to teach the rest of us morons all about snipers. There are the bad ones. … My uncle killed by sniper in WW2. We were taught snipers were cowards. Will shoot u in the back. Snipers aren’t heroes. And invaders r worse | Read More »
I Have Read the Speech. It Sucks.
The President who wanted to extricate the country from war will spend a significant portion of his speech talking about foreign policy and national security. He will do so because his own policies have caused disasters around the world. He will spend a lot of time on “middle class economics,” which means more taxes, more spending, and more government dependence. Gone are the days when | Read More »
State of the Union Open Thread.
Are you sure you want to do this? Look, I have to cover this – it’s part of the Life – but if you have something better to do with your time, go do it. You will be forgiven. On the other hand, Senator Joni Ernst will be giving the GOP response. That, I hope to enjoy watching. UPDATE: hey, the President is late – | Read More »