CBS rejects ad by militant atheist group
For reasons that are more than a little unclear to me, CBS has declined to run an ad by the dopey, slack-jawed former ballerina ballet dancer Ron Reagan on behalf of the noxious Freedom From Religion Foundation. The text of the ad reads: Hi, I’m Ron Reagan, an unabashed atheist, and I’m alarmed by the intrusion of religion into our secular government. That’s why I’m | Read More »
Bill Maher Has a Point about Islam, Liberalism and Morality
“We’re liberals … we’re trying to stand up for the principles of liberalism! And so, y’know, I think we’re just saying we need to identify illiberalism wherever we find it in the world, and not forgive it because it comes from [a group that] people perceive as a minority.” – Bill Maher If I live long enough, then I’ll probably see crap stick to the | Read More »
NRSC will drop money in New Hampshire, other states after all.
The NRSC will be throwing money into New Hampshire and elsewhere after all.
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Barack Obama, Gwyneth Paltrow and the Pathetic and Grotesque 1%.
“It would be wonderful if we were able to give this man all of the power that he needs to pass the things that he needs to pass.” – Gwyneth Paltrow When Fred Reed called Post-modern America’s entertainment industry “Hollyorc,” he knocked the ball out of the yard. He had conjured with a simple neologism the extent to which our celebrities and entertainers wanted our | Read More »
Tech at Night: People who wanted privacy didn’t use Snapchat
A service called Snapchat has been around a while, purporting to let its users share images, without the recipient being able to save them. Except well, it never was possible to prevent that, and that’s been known all along. Snapchat’s answers was to try to warn the sender if the photo was saved but… they weren’t that great at that. So now a bunch of | Read More »
I am a recovering TV addict. I grew up with the TV on. It was my companion. If I was studying, cooking, or pretty much anything else the television was on as a welcome sound in the background. But I grew out of it over time, television interested me less and less, and I just simply got busier. But I try to keep a few | Read More »
Michelle Obama calls ‘Bruce Bailey’ (D-CAND, Iowa Senate) a ‘Marine.’
In Mrs. Obama’s defense, It’s A Wonderful Life is in fact an underrated film, and possibly not quite suited for our cynical era.
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World Health Organization Can’t Wait to Tax You
Next week, the World Health Organization (WHO), a group of incompetent nanny-statist bureaucrats who failed miserably to prevent the Ebola crisis from getting out of hand in West Africa (something that falls into the category of “WHO’s primary mission”), plans to double down on a failed scheme it first tried to put into place a couple years ago. At a meeting that begins on Monday, they’re | Read More »
CDC Dialing for Dollars with Ebola
Yesterday, CDC director Thomas Frieden made this assessment of the current Ebola epidemic: “I’ve been working in public health for 30 years,” Frieden told a World Bank and International Monetary Fund meeting in Washington. “The only thing like this has been AIDS. And we have to work now so that this is not the world’s next AIDS,” Frieden said. The AIDS pandemic started in Africa | Read More »
BREAKING: Denver Post Endorses Cory Gardner
I have the feeling that these days, newspaper endorsements move the needle very little if any at all in terms of actual voter behavior. However, the main reason for this is that they tend to be overwhelmingly rubber stamps for Democrat candidates. When a major metropolitan newspaper in a purple state like Colorado endorses a Republican – and does so with several withering broadsides at | Read More »
Did Rep. Joe Garcia rely on College Students to sign in a Tracker?
is one of the most vulnerable incumbent Democrats this election cycle. He represents Florida’s 26th Congressional District, the southernmost district in the state and one with a Cook PVI of R+4. Republican challenger Carlos Curbelo is giving Garcia all he can handle and then some, so it’s not surprising that Garcia might resort to some dirty politics to try to save his career. In this | Read More »
Senate and Governors Breakers Report October 10, 2014
In the ten days since I last looked at the polling in the Senate and Governors races, Republicans have seen some progress in a few races, but the overall steady momentum we had seen throughout September has slowed, and some races have taken a step backwards. Nearly all of these movements have been small, and there remain large numbers of undecided voters in all but | Read More »
Finding Common Ground
When I first ran for Congress in 2010, I campaigned on the slogan “Enough is enough.” Enough of the reckless spending. Enough of federal bureaucracy. Enough of health care that drives the costs to consumers. Enough of excessive federal taxation. Enough of the policies that resulted in the Great Recession, which caused some businesses in Northern Michigan to downsize their staff and others to shut | Read More »
Does President Obama’s Plan to “Degrade and Destroy” ISIS Include Releasing GITMO Detainees?
Even in the midst of an all out war with ISIS’s jihadist army in Iraq and Syria, President Obama is still insistent on closing GITMO, even if it means releasing more detainees.
There is no way around it; this is a fundamentally flawed and devastatingly dangerous strategy.
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Maryland Seeks Power to Double Tax Income
While it may seem unfair to pay income taxes twice, Maryland residents have been doing so for years. That’s because unlike most other states, Maryland’s tax code does not provide a full tax credit for taxes paid to other states. This means anyone in Maryland who earns money in another state will pay that state’s income taxes, only to have Maryland levee county-level income taxes, | Read More »