Follow the Money: Export-Import Bank
“There are two types of businesses: successful ones that don’t need financial assistance from the government, and unsuccessful ones that don’t deserve it.” This line from Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint in a recent column perfectly underscores the reason for principled opposition to the Export-Import Bank by conservatives. Unfortunately, a major entity in the business world with whom conservatives often find common political ground is | Read More »
Special Obamacare Enrollment Period Not Working Out so Well
Since many people only learned of their tax penalty for not getting health insurance in 2014 when they were doing their taxes this year, and because Obamacare is so confusing in general, the federal government authorized a special extended enrollment period for both the federal exchange, the District of Columbia’s exchange, and the exchanges of 11 states. Monday, Healthcare.gov took to Twitter to announce the | Read More »
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The C&M Food Issue: Good Wine and Gooey Mac n Cheese
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Amy Otto to discuss great wines, the glorious, gooey goodness that is mac n cheese and why this administration’s food policy has been so terrible.
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Like a Leftwing Blogger With Actual Courage in His Convictions
There was so hilarious juxtaposition in the news yesterday as Barack Obama was lecturing the Coast Guard graduates on global warming as previously unreleased documents from Osama Bin Laden showed he too was deeply concerned about global warming. In fact, Osama Bin Laden was deeply concerned about money in politics, global warming, and a host of other left-wing issues. It’s like Hitler, who was deeply | Read More »
Al Qaeda’s Favorite Network
There’s a laughable story out this morning about Al Jazeera and its employment mess. The laughable headline is “How Al Jazeera America Went from a Home for Idealists to a Sexist Mess”. I’ve had more than one run-in with Al Jazeera employees. They are not idealistic except in the way people who wish for a communist utopia to destroy America and supplant it are idealist. | Read More »
Rand Paul Demonstrates That Hillary Knew About Benghazi
Nuff Said Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com “I stood next to President Obama as the Marines carried those flag-draped caskets off the plane at Andrews. I put my arms around the mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, sons and daughters,” an emotionally shaken Clinton said. – Russian Times It’s common to tell shopworn jokes about the contradiction inherent with Military | Read More »
The Jacksonville Panic
Several consultants, Democrat and Republican, clued me in last year on a race that has sailed under the radar in the United States: the Jacksonville, FL mayoral race. Democrats and Republicans alike tell me that Barack Obama used Jacksonville as a testing ground for his campaign strategy and technology in helping Democrats take the city. Registered Democrats outnumber their Republican counterparts, but the city has | Read More »
Tech at Night: A summary of the patent fight
Let’s recap the patent situation, and why it’s so heated right now. Back before Republicans took the Senate, Reid and Obama made a deal with Boehner’s House to get the America Invents Act. It ended up being a huge gift to the lawyer lobby (at the time I warned that the American Bar Association was backing it for a reason, in a time of relatively | Read More »
The Draft Biden Movement Exists. Bob Uecker Was Sadly Unavailable.
Unlike Joe Biden, Uecker Was Only Kidding. Does Eleanor Clift even enjoy the rush of meeting deadline anymore? I’m sure she enjoys a certain salary with nice perks, but this? Really? What? My five or so Constant Readers bemusedly ask. This! It’s gotten this bad for her and for the political organization for which she serves as a devoted mascot. Are | Read More »
Los Angeles vows to become the first fully-cybernetic American megalopolis.
Los Angeles has decided to pass a minimum wage increase to $15. …The fools. The poor, mad fools.
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The State Department’s In-Kind Contribution to the Clinton Campaign
Yesterday’s revelation that the State Department is processing (read: stonewalling) 50,000 emails from then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton but that none of those emails will be ready for public consumption until sometime in January 2016 is unsurprising.
Those emails cover everything from the Benghazi disaster to numerous foreign policy failures.
The State Department is taking a page directly from the IRS’s playbook.
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Hypocrisy in “Game of Thrones” outrage
I should preface this by saying I don’t watch Game of Thrones very often. The gratuitous sex and gore is a little more than I care about seeing. I’m much more into superhero shows and crime procedurals. That said, if the reaction to Sunday night’s Game of Thrones from the bloggers is anything to go by, Sunday’s was particularly rapey. Well, by particularly, I mean “probably not very | Read More »
Sex Ed: Incomplete Without Abstinence
A hallmark of the Left is their inability to comprehend that opposing opinions can and do exist at the same time. They’re the Thought Police, and are routinely convinced that another’s viewpoint must boil down to obsession over said subject matter. This is frequently seen in discussions regarding sex education. Conservatives hold “radical” views about sexual choices (meaning: you’re responsible for your own, regret & | Read More »
Great news: White House says Iraq strategy has been a success
I’m not making this up. To recap, this week saw Iraqi forces driven out of the city of Ramadi after what was classified as elite Iraqi units executed that tactic perfected by the now-defunct ARVN: di di mau. In a replay of last year’s military debacle, elite units abandoned their U.S.-provided equipment to Islamic State fighters and fled the area, leaving several hundred soldiers surrounded | Read More »
Fracking might not be Cause of Those Earthquakes After All
One of the favorite stories trotted out by the media and opponents of fracking is that the process causes earthquakes. Unsurprisingly, it looks like this is yet another case of the media and the Left relying on the narrative instead of scientific facts. Per an article in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, geologist Craig Pollard of Cinco Resources told people gathered for a presentation hosted by | Read More »