Yet Again, Government Screws Up – And Tries to Blame the Private Sector
Government is terrible at…well, pretty much everything. The examples are legion – and myriad. In large part because government doing anything violates the Wallet Rule. You go out on a Friday night with your wallet. You then go out the following Friday night with my wallet. On which Friday night will you have more fun? If it’s money you’ve earned, you’ll be a lot more | Read More »
April 30, 1975. The fall of Saigon.
Via CNN: The CIA Air America helicopter bounced as it touched down on an aging apartment building in Saigon. Its pilot knew there was no room for error. Scores of South Vietnamese were lined up on that rooftop, waiting anxiously to scramble aboard his chopper. They knew 150,000 North Vietnamese troops were just outside the city, ready to pounce. Delicately working the controls, the pilot | Read More »
A Third Question
As we end this month, we must go back to the beginning of the month. Three hundred Republicans filed a brief with the United States Supreme Court begging the court to impose homosexual marriage on the country so that their party need not have to deal with the issue in Campaign 2016. Some of them really want homosexual marriage, but I have no doubt a | Read More »
Baltimore Schools To Teach The Three Rs: Readin’, wRitin’, and Redistribution
The Baltimore riots have captured America’s attention this week. Buildings have burned, people have been injured, reporters have been robbed, and there was even a failed attempt at setting off an IED. Yes, seriously. Click to view full size.There will be lessons learned from the events stemming from the terrible and tragic death of Freddie Gray while in police custody, and | Read More »
California’s class-based water woes.
California has a real problem with people not understanding how real the water problem is.
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John Kerry Apparently Wishes we had a Leader like Iran’s Dictator
John Kerry has a disturbing habit of kissing up to foreign despots, particularly the Middle Eastern variety. Back in 2011, when the Syrian civil war was still just mass demonstrations, he went on record praising Basham al-Assad. Then, there was the time earlier this year he extended an over the top message of condolences to the Iranian Supreme Leader Hassan Rouhani over the loss of | Read More »
Around 6,400 Lois Lerner E-Mails Found
Anyone sufficiently skilled with computers knows that it’s extremely hard to make your data truly disappear without a trace, even when your hard drive crashes. Lois Lerner’s probably thinking about that right now. Earlier today news surfaced that the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, the official IRS watchdog, found about 6,400 of Lois Lerner’s supposedly lost e-mails during its investigation. Even though these e-mails | Read More »
A Profoundly Decent Man and Family
Governor and Mrs. Perry are friends of mine. We all get to see Rick Perry as a politician, candidate for President, and longest serving Governor of Texas. I’ve gotten to see Rick and Anita Perry as themselves — covered in dust bunnies (“ghost turds” as the Governor called them) moving out of the Governor’s Mansion. We have traded prayer lists of people to pray for. | Read More »
Bob Corker, Craven Moron
It is difficult, in this hyper partisan era, to find areas of agreement between the chattering heads on the right and on the left. However, one thing that almost everyone can agree on is this: The Corker-Cardin Iran bill is an especially moronic display of political cowardice, even for modern day Senators. The first major problem with the Corker-Cardin bill is that it serves absolutely | Read More »
Alito Asks the Right Questions Which The Left Doesn’t Want Asked
What starts as a “rights” issue inevitably ends up enforced at the barrel of the gun, and this highlights the importance of correctly defining words, especially before the Supreme Court. In the end, our society has to get along on these issues and come to some agreement—even if it’s to agree to disagree. But society’s disagreements eventually work themselves out in law, and the Left’s aversion | Read More »
Democrat presidential field gets older, whiter and less masculine
Allegedly Vermont Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders is set to announce his candidacy for the presidency. VPR News has learned from several sources that Independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders will announce his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination on Thursday. Sanders will release a short statement on that day and then hold a major campaign kickoff in Vermont in several weeks. Sanders’ entry into the Democratic | Read More »
CNN @BrookeBCNN: Veterans causing the Baltimore riots
One of the tropes following most of America’s wars has been the maladjusted, drug addicted, pathological and violence prone veteran. While many associate that image with many films involving Vietnam (for instance, Rolling Thunder, any of the Rambo films) actually the image is quite old. Crime reports and popular literature following the Civil War featured opium addicted war veterans, war veterans who were emotionally damaged, | Read More »
Phil Kerpen on Taxpayer Funded Lobbying
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by Phil Kerpen to discuss the ever evolving Clinton Foundation scandal, illegal lobbying, and 2016.
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Feminist attack on Protein World backfires
Nothing is more amusing that a screeching mob of radical feminists when they emerge from their lair in that liquidy out-house that is Tumblr, in a aura of patchouli with armpit hair braided for war. The newest object of their Two Minute Hate is a diet supplement company called Protein World (full disclosure, I do not now and have never used dietary supplements). Why, you | Read More »