The Republican Autopsy
The Republican National Committee has released its 100 page autopsy of 2012, with 97 pages of fun filled reading. Reince Preibus, chairman of the RNC, ordered up the autopsy to try to find a way forward for the GOP without repeating many of the mistakes made in Campaign 2012. It’s authors were Henry Barbour, Ari Fleischer, Sally Bradshow, Zori Fonalledas, and Glenn McCall. What the | Read More »
GOP Autopsy: Change the Politicians Not the Policies
Amidst the soul-searching being conducted by party leaders in pursuit of the solution to the GOP’s electoral problems, everyone is missing the obvious culprit. Whenever a private entity goes through a period of lethargic growth and management failures, it seeks new leadership. Yet, immediately following the election, Republicans reelected Mitch McConnell and John Boehner to be the face of the GOP in Washington. Talk about | Read More »
Union Briefs for Tues., March 19, 2013: Teachers Picket Homes, AFSCME vs Taxpayers & More…
Ohio teachers, on strike for a week now, get some help from their Marxist allies; more details emerge about AFSCME’s new contract with Illinois; and Massachusetts’ newest liberal senator, Elizabeth Warren, leads a witness pitching the case for a minimum wage hike–to $22 per hour.
These are a few of the stories in today’s Union Briefs…
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Pelosi, Biden To Visit New Pope
Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden and a contingent of others will be attending Pope Francis’s Inaugural mass on Tuesday, March 19th. Some pundits can’t understand why some Catholics have a problem with that.
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Tech at Night: Can we kill the Obamaphone? Beware comprehensive copyright reform.
Some nights I have a couple dozen points to hit. Some nights I have three. This is one of the latter.
The radicals are worried about the Obamaphone program, also known as the Lifeline program. They tried saying it expanded under Bush, but we still want to kill it anyway. So they’re nervous we might kill it.
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Colorado Planned Parenthood Clinics Not Regulated By Standard State Health and Medical Guidelines
Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (PPRM), which currently faces a lawsuit in Colorado for malpractice and health standard violations, is not licensed or regulated as a health clinic under Colorado state policy. A Media Trackers investigation has revealed and PPRM has confirmed that while individual PPRM doctors and nurses are certified at the state level, the clinics themselves only meet federal level standards and | Read More »
250 clergymen can be wrong
In the latest effort to make Jindal feel really bad about his tax swap proposal, 250 clergymen sent a letter to his office. A handful of ministers delivered the letter to the governor’s office at the State Capitol Monday morning. Jindal wants to eliminate the state’s personal income and corporate taxes in favor of increasing the state sales tax by 47 percent and taxing services such | Read More »
The true “path to citizenship”
Everyone has advice for the Republican Party these days. Even discounting the suspicious input from people who clearly don’t have the Party’s best interests at heart, there are still plenty of contradictory plans for the future on the table. The Republican National Committee just released a report called “The Growth & Opportunity Project,” which generally advised Republicans to embrace some “Democrat Lite” positions on issues | Read More »
Fishbowl DC Unintentionally Defines Marriage Between a Man and Woman
Fishbowl DC is noting that long time pundit Craig Crawford intends to get hitched to his long time partner David Blank. It’s worth noting the graphic Fishbowl DC uses if only for a laugh. It’s a picture of wedding rings on top of the definition of marriage from the dictionary. The dictionary definition Fishbowl DC uses defines marriage as “uniting of a man and woman”. | Read More »
Barack Obama to double down on sequester stupidity and cancel Easter Egg Roll?
I am starting to conclude that Barack Obama is simply not as bright as he thinks that he is: The next casualty of sequestration could be the Easter Bunny – at least according to a White House e-mail that recently landed in Capitol Hill inboxes. The White House warned Congress that budget cuts could nix the annual Easter Egg Roll for kids, which is planned | Read More »
BREAKING: Sen. David Vitter to Block Obama’s Labor Department Replacement
In Friday’s edition of Union Briefs, you were provided with a compilation of the problems surrounding Barack Obama’s then-purported pick to replace Hilda Solis as Secretary of Labor. Since Friday, as expected, the White House has announced that Barack Obama would indeed nominate Thomas Perez to replace Solis. However, as more light is shed on Thomas Perez and his questionable qualifications for Secretary of Labor, | Read More »
My Promise To My Daughter
I do not know what my Daughter will grow up to be, but I do know that I will raise her to be a God Fearing/Loving Christian woman. I will raise her in The Word. I have taken on the responsibility of raising a daughter and she will see and feel that she is my priority. I will work hard to provide for her, but | Read More »
The Marketplace Fairness Act is More Unfair Than Status Quo
The advent of the internet has simplified life for millions of consumers in this country. But for state governments, many of which are hungry for more tax revenue to purvey their rapacious welfare states, e-commerce has complicated their ability to collect all sales taxes owed to the state – at least without directly taxing the consumer, something the statists are too scared to do. Most | Read More »
The Demon Behind the Benevolent Mask of the Welfare State II: Property Rights Edition
“While assessing the proposed additional levy on bank accounts in Cyprus, Putin said that such a decision, should it be made, would be unfair, unprofessional and dangerous,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists.
(HT: Yahoo News)
It’s rare that I find myself admiring Vladimir Putin as a human rights visionary. It was a glaring omission from the syllabus back when the KGB used to train agents for USSR. Be that as it may, even Communists and Fascists sometimes make valid points. It makes their evil all the more pernicious, but it doesn’t make Vladimir incorrect in his assessment of the Eurozone’s behavior towards Cyprus this past weekend.
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In Response to RedState, Mitch McConnell Doubles Down on Surrender
“Mitch McConnell is playing three card monty with the Republican base and thinks we are foolish enough to believe his distractions.” Mitch McConnell wants to clear the air based on my earlier RedState post. In the post, quoting Yahoo! News, I noted McConnell said, “When it came to Obamacare, we gave it everything we have, everything we have, and we just lost.” In response to | Read More »