Bill O’Reilly is an idiot
I know this will come as a shock to a lot of you. But the blowhard Bill O’Reilly can actually be an idiot when he longs for “strange new respect.” Such is the case with how he dealt with Pam Geller and the Garland, TX terrorist attack. Via the Daily Caller: “The dead men deserved what they got,” O’Reilly said. “But the incident was ignited | Read More »
GOP Failure Theater: the Iran nuclear vote, Cruz-Rubio edition
Failure Theater. When the GOP talks a good game about opposing Obama’s policies but, in fact, vote to go along with them. Yesterday the US Senate voted 98-1 to go along with whatever Barack Obama decides to give to Iran. Though the feckless Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) 46% has portrayed it as a successful “bipartisan” bill, part of [mc_name name=’Sen. Mitch McConnell | Read More »
GOP Failure Theater: Obamacare edition and starring Rand Paul
We’ve talked about Failure Theater time and again. This is when GOP representatives and senators play to us in the cheap seats by preaching fire and brimstone but when it comes time to vote, they actually vote in favor of what they railed against. Obamacare has been a veritable Broadway of Failure Theater. Senators Ron Johnson and John Barrasso, for instance, are sponsoring bills that are written | Read More »
Depends on which history you look at. #LAGov
Robert Mann writes today at NOLA.com that “conventional wisdom” is on the side of Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) 83% and “conventional wisdom” has a crappy track record (paraphrased). He then goes on to detail the various times when the front-runner in a Louisiana gubernatorial primary ended up losing. If the idea that Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) 83%, who is | Read More »
A Market Bubble Ready to Burst?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the April jobs report, our over-valuation market bubble and when it may burst.
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Cameron beats the polls in the UK
Politics in the UK were looking very messy as last night’s general election approached. There was so little we knew. UKIP – the conservative upstart UK Independence Party – was going to make gains over the last election in 2010, but how many seats would they spoil for the Conservative Party? SNP – the leftist Scottish National Party – was going to do very well, | Read More »
, David Cameron
, Ed Miliband
, Nick Clegg
, Nigel Farage
But the News Will Remain the Same
David Cameron and the Tories went down to a close but crushing defeat in the United Kingdom last night. Ed Milliband was able to cobble together a coalition with the Scottish National Party and other left wing parties to cross the threshold for the slimmest of all majorities. At least that is what polling predicted even days before the election when even Conservative pollsters expected | Read More »
Make The Future Better – Be A Good Parent
I don’t think parents reading their children bedtime stories should constantly have in their minds the way that they are unfairly disadvantaging other people’s children, but I think they should have that thought occasionally. – Joe Gelonesi You are never supposed to want to punch someone in the nose because he said something you find distasteful. It reduces you on the evolutionary scale to the | Read More »
Yes and But In the Wrong Order
Last week in Garland, TX, a lady named Pamela Geller sponsored an event about Islam, a component of which included drawing cartoons of the prophet Mohammed. While muslims in prior centuries painted Mohammed and some muslims still think it is okay to draw Mohammed, most muslims around the world condemn the drawing of any image purporting to be the likeness of Mohammed. Though not technically | Read More »
Who Else Did They Ask?
Earlier, I responded to an AP tweet that laid the blame of the two dead death-worshiping cultists on the woman who held the event in Dallas. Pamela Geller, to be sure, is very outspoken about militant Islam, as the AP story explained, but the headline and tweet writing for the story was so absurdly biased that we all collectively thought they’d lost their minds. And, | Read More »
Anybody Remember Jamestown?
Back after Mitt Romney’s loss in 2012, I documented the incestuous bleeding within the Republican Party. The Blackrock Group, which tries to always win even when its candidates lose, featured prominently in that. It is a group that has made lots of money off political campaigns in various ways I would not be comfortable with were I a candidate near them. Now comes word that | Read More »
The @AP tries to pin two deaths on Pamela Geller
In the era of BuzzFeed, Mashable, Gawker, and other online media using attention-grabbing headlines to lure in clicks, traditional media has often had to catch up. The Associated Press has taken what they’re good at (biased journalism) and combined it with an attention-grabbing tweet that instantly made many on the right jaw drop so hard they pulled a muscle. Pamela Geller says she has no regrets about | Read More »
Obama is making good on his promise to raise your utility bill
Remember awhile back when it was “revealed” that Obamacare had been deliberately designed by its architect to screw over states that would not want to set up their own insurance exchanges and go along with the top-down, big-government deform that Dear Leader was pushing? Well… as Dear Leader’s EPA moves forward with its carbon plan (call it “cap,” with no “trade”), it’s beginning to look | Read More »
British Parliamentary elections tonight.
The UK is having their Parliamentary elections tonight.
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The Law of Unintended Consequences: SEIU’s #FightFor15 Is Already Killing Jobs
Here’s another lesson in The Law of Unintended Consequences that unions should know all-too-well: Artificially-higher wages can and often does lead to unemployment. The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is spending tens of millions of dues dollars on its nearly six-year old plan to unionize the fast-food industry. As it stated in its 2009 blueprint, the SEIU has framed its campaign around a fight for | Read More »