After The Gold Rush
If I were an underemployed and thoroughly self-entitled crank, I could write three Volumes of horrendously lugubrious prose and describe it as my theory of life, the universe and everything.* When not earnestly engaged with inseminating his domestic help, an underemployed and thoroughly self-entitled crank named Karl Marx did exactly that. He called this Volumes I – III of Kapital. Natter on for over 2,000 pages, and even a guy like Marx will bury an occasional intellectual ruby beneath the copious mounds of pony-poop.
In light of the “Gold-Apocalypse” occurring today on Wall Street, Marx’s plaint regarding Commodity Fetishism may well be worth donning a protective mask and digging out. It could as an explanation for why my full-bodied monies recovered from the 16th Century Spanish Galion just aren’t all that valuable any more.**
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Mother Jones’ Corn Admits Dems Knew About McConnell Tape
Promoted from diaries. I previously wrote in PolicyMic that the McConnell bugging story could’ve been a coordinated “hit” by the institutional left. Both Mother Jones and CREW (Citizens for Ethics and Responsibility in Washington), who filed an ethics complaint against McConnell over this development, attended the same conference of progressive organizations last December that specifically targeted the Kentucky Senator for the 2014 elections. It was | Read More »
Ohio Medicaid Expansion Myths vs. Math
Ohio’s debate over the Obamacare Medicaid expansion has been distorted by a media eager to carry water for bigger government, unquestioningly repeating talking points that collapse under any amount of scrutiny. Please share this video to help Media Trackers counter the fact that Ohio’s major newspapers have endorsed the Obamacare Medicaid expansion, marginalized its opponents, and printed puff piece after puff piece about health industry lobbyists, | Read More »
Gun Advocate Alan Gottlieb Supports Toomey-Manchin Based on Bad Information [updated]
A prominent gun rights activist and board member of the American Conservative Union said this weekend he supports the Manchin-Toomey compromise, even telling associates that he believed “the gun grabbers have stepped into our trap.” Alan Gottlieb, the chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms and a power player within the conservative ACU, emailed nearly four dozen gun activists | Read More »
Obama’s Plan Hatched at Columbia University
Regnery Publishing, our sister company in Eagle Publishing, Inc. is publishing Wayne Allen Root’s newest book, The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide: How to Survive, Thrive, and Prosper During Obamageddon. We are cross posting this piece from Human Events written by Mr. Root. You can order the book here. — Erick President Obama and I were college classmate at Columbia University, class of ’83. I know | Read More »
Gold Plunges and Housing Prices Rise
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the dropping price of gold, the Dish bid for Sprint, and the potential problems with the rise of housing prices.
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They Lied to us Then About Immigration; They are Lying Now
“First, our cities will not be flooded with a million immigrants annually. Under the proposed bill, the present level of immigration remains substantially the same … Secondly, the ethnic mix of this country will not be upset … Contrary to the charges in some quarters, [the bill] will not inundate America with immigrants from any one country or area, or the most populated and deprived | Read More »
Salon’s sad attempt at smearing the Right wrt Kermit Gosnell.
Now, I understand that this Alex Seitz-Wald fellow wishes to a) distract and b) infuriate the Right by repeating the bald-faced lie that conservatives only covered the Kermit Gosnell stories in the last week or so (and it is a bald-faced lie). I will therefore trashcan my previous remarks and thus merely note that if Salon is going to talk about how conservatives supposedly did or | Read More »
Ted Cruz reaches out to grieving daughter of Sandy Hook victim.
(Via Hot Air) A couple points about this… The daughter of the Sandy Hook Elementary School principal who died in the mass killing in December could not join others from her community this week to lobby for gun control. So she turned to Twitter to reach out to the 15 senators who indicated they would engage in a filibuster to block legislation on gun control. | Read More »
So, there was a riot at Gitmo.
Good luck finding it leading the news cycle anywhere except on Drudge at the moment, though. Anyway, would somebody – and by somebody I mean “President Barack Obama” – care to explain to me, not to mention the American people, just how this was allowed to occur? The violence erupted during an early morning raid that military officials said was necessary because prisoners had covered | Read More »
Despite Veto Threat, U.S. House Votes To Freeze Obama’s Constitutionally-Challenged NLRB
Despite the threat of a Presidential veto, on Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Preventing Greater Uncertainty in Labor-Management Relations Act to halt the National Labor Relations Board from issuing decisions or rulings until the U.S. Supreme Court can rule on the NLRB’s legitimacy or nominees are properly confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
The bill was drafted in an effort to rein in the labor relations chaos created when Obama’s ‘recess’ appointees to the National Labor Relations Board were found to be unconstitutionally appointed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
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Tech at Night: Why we need CISPA. Enzi defends the Sales Tax compact.
CISPA is still the top issue right now. The new version is getting broad support in industry, it appears. Again: the attacks America faces against our government and industry would be acts of war if done on the high seas, but are continuing consequence-free just because they’re online. Francis Cianfrocca points out what is needed: a framework for sharing information about threats. Not massive regulations, which won’t help. Not blaming the victim, which will make the bad guys laugh.
In Internet Sales Tax Compact news, Mike Enzi is feeling the heat to defend his bill to his constituents, and is making reasonable arguments for it. “If we don’t collect that revenue, they’ll have to find a new source.” Ding. “This is a states’ rights bill and it would require the states to act before anything could happen.” Ding. But we shall see if it can pass the House. I do wonder if the terrible “fairness” rhetoric from the big box retailers has poisoned the well.
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States are passing new abortion clinic regulations *because* of Kermit Gosnell’s atrocities.
Before we go any further: here’s a section from the grand jury report on the Kermit Gosnell atrocities (“Mrs. Mongar” is Karnamaya Mongar, one of Gosnell’s adult victims). Investigators found the clinic grossly unsuitable as a surgical facility. The two surgical procedure rooms were filthy and unsanitary – Agent Dougherty described them as resembling “a bad gas station restroom.” Instruments were not sterile. Equipment was | Read More »
MO Sheriffs Not Buying Excuses In CCW Leak
This Pettis County Sheriff’s Office released this statement earlier today concerning the release of Missouri’s full, and private, conceal carry list: Missouri Sheriffs across the state are watching closely the recent developments from the hearings of the Senate Appropriations Committee concerning the Department of Revenue releasing information on carry concel weapons permits issued by Sheriffs. This information has apparently been shared with the Social Security Administration | Read More »
Construction Union Bosses Agree To 10-Year Wage Freezes To Keep Dues Flowing To Union Contractors
Although unions are notoriously uncompetitive in the construction industry and union bosses negotiating wage freezes may make some sense in a bad economy, ten years’ worth of wage freezes seems extraordinarily long.
At least is seems long until one realizes that Michigan union bosses got what they want out of the contracts–the ability to collect union dues in a Right-to-Work state for another ten years and to use those dues to subsidize union contractors.
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