Outrage: the FEC tramples Paul Ryan’s First Amendment rights
Wisconsin GOP Congressman Paul Ryan’s leadership PAC, Prosperity Action, asked the Federal Election Commission for permission in advance of doing something fairly logical. They want to buy copies of Ryan’s published book, The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea, to give away to supporters, in conjunction with a book tour. Of course they’d also help promote the book, since its author is also their candidate.
In an Orwellian reversal, the FEC responded to Ryan’s innocuous request with not one, but two drafts. The second, “Draft B”, would be a major policy change, calling the PAC’s purchase a “third party contribution” with “excessive personal use.”
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The Monstrously Incompetent TSA
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Daniel Payne to discuss the TSA, it’s latest ridiculous policy and if we would be better off without them.
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E.J. Dionne’s Unseemly Whinging About the Judiciary Continues Apace
In 1973, nine unelected judges (all men), overturned almost two hundred years of unbroken precedent and historical practice and declared that there existed in the United States Constitution a heretofore undiscovered constitutional right to an abortion. They did this despite the fact that nothing in the text of the Constitution even hinted at the existence of such a right, and that for hundreds of years | Read More »
Rampant fraud the standard condition on ObamaCare exchanges
The #FAIL in ObamaCare continues to exceed anyone’s wildest imagination. Via the Washington Post: According to testimony to be delivered before a House Ways and Means subcommittee, undercover GAO investigators tried to obtain health plans for a dozen fictitious applicants online or by phone, using invalid or missing Social Security numbers or inaccurate citizenship information. All but one of the fake applicants ended up getting | Read More »
Montana Senator John Walsh used plagiarism to get promoted
The Democrats knew retaining Max Baucus’s Senate seat was going to be a challenge. In an attempt to hold onto that seat, Max Baucus was convinced to retire from the Senate and was shipped off to China as Ambassador. A new Senator was appointed by the Democrat governor to fill out Baucus’s term and to set him up to defend the seat using the power | Read More »
Please Don’t Muddy the Moral Clarity
“[T]he new Jerusalem will have a wall. It’s gates may never shut, but gates and wall there will remain.” Russell D. Moore of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention and Ronnie Floyd, the current president of the Southern Baptist Convention, have added some much needed moral clarity to the crisis at the border. They have gone and served as eye | Read More »
Tech at Night: The LOCAL TV Act needs retooling
Well here’s an interesting development. Deb Fischer is no Ted Cruz but Heritage Action does have her slightly above average for a Republican Senator. So it caught my eye to see that she’s working with Cory Booker on the LOCAL TV Act, which would direct the FCC to study how it divides up the country into “Designated Market Areas” (DMAs) to see how some areas might be poorly served by that.
Then I saw the intent, and I think it needs some work.
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It Appears a New York Times Writer Wants Orthodox Christian and Islamic Views Stamped Out. “Ruthlessly.”
Who will rid Josh Barro of these turbulent priests? Barro is a writer at the New York Times. He has taken to twitter to proclaim that “anti-LGBT attitudes are terrible” and “we need to stamp them out, ruthlessly.” Barro supports gay marriage, etc. The BLT&G[insert preferred letters here] ideas of picking your gender, same sex marriage, etc. are incompatible with Christianity, Islam, and more. In | Read More »
See Ya Later, I’m Voting Vader
So you’re tired of the hypocrites and the 3rd party types that flame out. I could empathize. I endorsed Rick Santorum on what I believed to be his comparative merits in 2012. I cried in my pitcher Newcastle Brown when SMOD burned up somewhere above the Tropopause. For those of you with too much hair on yer chest to ever vote for the lesser evil, | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ Evening Open Thread
I made it pretty clear when I agreed to do these Watercooler open threads that I would publish a variety of diaries along the way. Anyone who has followed me for any length of time knows that I have a less serious side to my writing that I resort to quite often. That means that I am subject to break out in biblical prose, publish | Read More »
Did Obama help Hamas score a “great victory” at Ben Gurion Airport?
After American authorities canceled flights to Israel’s Ben Gurion airport, the rest of the West quickly followed suit. “The success of Hamas in closing Israeli airspace is a great victory for the resistance, and is the crown of Israel’s failure,” crowed a spokesman for the terrorist gang. The single Palestinian rocket that prompted this action didn’t actually hit the Tel Aviv airport. The New York | Read More »
Export-Import Bank crony capitalism kills American jobs
Even though the US Export-Import Bank is in grave political trouble, many political heavyweights are heavily invested in its success. The reason is obvious. The Export-Import Bank represents the worst aspects of crony capitalism and some of its largest benefactors are also major political donors. The US Chamber of Commerce, a firm ally of such loci of corruption as Thad Cochran and Mitch McConnell is | Read More »
Reminder: The Chamber of Commerce is an Ideological and Political Enemy to Conservatives
The Chamber of Commerce has long been thought to be an ally of the GOP, by and large. They have made it clear during the course of the current fight for the soul of the GOP, however, that they are mostly an ally of crony capitalism and corporate welfare and those who enable it, and committed opponents of grassroots conservatives. The Chamber of Commerce pumped | Read More »
Andrew Cuomo staffers implicated in stonewalling New York corruption commission.
And here I thought that it was Andrew Cuomo’s *moral* peccadilloes that were going to scupper his future Presidential bid.
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Three Questions for Hamas Terrorist Apologists
Over the last few weeks, Hamas terrorists have renewed their terrorist tactics against Israeli civilians, firing thousands of rockets into the civilian population and even using secret tunnels in an attempt to invade and unleash deadly terrorist attacks in Israel itself.
As this conflict erupted, Hamas terrorist apologists have come out of the woodwork, some Anti-Semitic as we have seen in violent protests in Europe and some woefully naïve, manipulated by less than accurate and honest media coverage or the lack thereof.
Most of us who understand Israel is under attack and has a right to defend itself as a nation have run into these Hamas apologists among acquaintances or on social media. Here are three simple questions you can pose to cut through the disinformation.
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