Halloween Mitch: Only Tricks, No Treats
He is invisible. He vanishes from the scene. He lurks in the shadows to sabotage conservatives at the most crucial points. Then he swoops down and picks up the carcasses he helped create. He is Mitch McConnell. Here are the latest tricks in the invisible man’s grab bag: Pass a Continuing Resolution to fund all of government, including every aspect of Obamacare, until January 15. | Read More »
The basic framework of the deal Mitch McConnell and Harry Reid have hammered out is coming to light. The provision the GOP is crowing over — that the Obama Administration will check the income levels of those who receive a subsidy — is already the law. Meanwhile, the GOP will let the rest of the year proceed above sequester level spending, give the unions another | Read More »
Tech at Night: Silly posturing from Germany and Hillary Clinton on NSA
Here we go again, a group of organized criminals seeks to attack innocents. “First sentence, then trial.” I’m looking forward to when prison sentences are given out to these people of Anonymous. Hacktivist is apparently a code word for ‘anarchist terror cell.’ I mean, just like Tor users (who are getting traced as well as they’re getting arrested), we just keep on arresting Anonymous cells.
#Obamacare exchanges: June myth versus October reality.
Here’s a fun game: see how far you can get in this Atlantic Obamacare puff piece from June 2013 before you erupt in involuntary laughter! As the first website to be demonstrated by a sitting President of the United States, Healthcare.gov already occupies an unusual place in history. In October, it will take on an even more important historic role, guiding millions of Americans through | Read More »
Debt default: global threat, or greatest stimulus plan ever?
The World Bank and International Monetary Fund declare themselves deeply troubled by the U.S. government shutdown crisis, and the looming possibility of “default.” There is absolutely zero possibility of actual default, mind you. Such a thing would only happen if President Barack Obama explicitly directed it, because there is a vast amount of spending the federal government could cut before it became necessary to think about defaulting | Read More »
Pavlov’s Dogs and America’s Last Men
So how are EBT Cards and QE debt monetization alike? They resemble one another in three ways. They are jet-fuel for the continued encroachment of the state. They require a voluntary acquiesence of liberty in return for security and they both are a form of shackle that binds those who benefit from either to greater government dependence. What type of individual would prefer either QE or EBT Card money to individual liberty? Friedrich Nietsche gives us a description of just that type of individual.
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The last man is tired of life, takes no risks, and seeks only comfort and security….The last man is the goal that European civilization has apparently set for itself. The lives of the last men are comfortable…. Social conflict is minimized. Nietzsche said that the society of the last man would be too barren to support the growth of great individuals. The last man is possible only by mankind’s having bred an apathetic creature who has no great passion or commitment, who is unable to dream, who merely earns his living and keeps warm. The last men claim to have discovered happiness, but blink every time they say so.
Fighting Obamacare: The Difference Between Cutting Spending and Limiting Harmful Government
As Mitch McConnell puts the finishing touches on his terms of surrender, here are some thoughts to ponder. Republicans and conservatives have spent the past few years messaging their platform to the American people built upon budget-speak. It’s all about the debt and cutting spending. In reality, we don’t have a spending problem per se, we have a big and harmful government problem. The two | Read More »
Quote of the Day, This Is Why We Fight #Obamacare edition.
Never mind partisan maneuvering: when it comes to stopping Obamacare, it is in the best interests of the country that we win. Because the waves of pain are just going to keep on coming. The first two weeks of healthcare.gov have passed, with no progress toward a usable website on which to enroll. The public is being told that they can also enroll via paper | Read More »
IMF v Europe and Harry Reid v the GOP
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the IMF spat with Europe over Greek debt, if Greece will ever be able to pay back their loans and the latest on a debt ceiling and shutdown deal.
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The Confidence-Inspiring Competence of Government: The ObamaCare Website
Promoted from the diaries by Neil
We are two weeks into the ObamaCare exchange experience. It is but the latest disaster aboard this rolling, rollicking federal government train wreck.
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Columbus didn’t sail the Ocean Blue to discover a land where we wait around for Mitch McConnell and Harry Reid to decide the future of our lives. We decide. Not the power brokers in DC. We haven’t gone all this time and risked so much over two hundred years to turn the keys over now to others to run our lives. The Veterans on the | Read More »
Media Targets Million Veteran March
CNN published an article this morning purposefully painting the Million Veterans’s March as a “group of conservatives” who are basically birthers and racists and hate Obama. They completely ignored that this was a march organized by veterans for veterans to reclaim their right to visit open air memorials that they mostly funded themselves. No where in this article does CNN even identify the name of | Read More »
#MillionVetMarch assembles peacefully, pulls down Lincoln Memorial #barrycades.
The Lincoln Memorial is not the federal government’s prop. Inside the Lincoln Memorial #1mVetMarch #Veterans pic.twitter.com/1eKJT1Y56P — Sherry Lucas (@PorchPhilosophy) October 13, 2013 Barack Obama is not a king. What an amazing picture featuring .@SenTedCruz in Washington DC at the #1MVetMarch! #VETERANS
#TCOT #CTOT #PJNET pic.twitter.com/cIbyhbgcoh — ConservativeTalker™ (@cubfanbeerguy) October 13, 2013 We are not his subjects. @twitchyteam RT @ZephyrK9 Taking barrycades to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave | Read More »
Tech at Night: Late again, but let’s talk about Tor and Edward Snowden some more.
I know, it’s two weeks in a row the Friday tech got pushed the the weekend. Sorry.
The war on Tor crime continues as the Silk Road arrests go on and on and on. Next up, find the killers for hire?
Oh look, Edward Snowden and the Glenns Greenwald are in cahoots again. Even as the new push is on to claim he gave no data to the Chinese and Russians. I guess he needs that cover to try to get asylum?
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Sequestration Is the Bipartisan Law of the Land. Fight on Obamacare.
I was very disappointed to see Robert Costa of National Review use of the dollar sign in this tweet:https://twitter.com/robertcostaNRO/status/389239754790694912Praised recently by a lot of liberals in the press, invited to the White House to sit with Barack Obama, and now subtly suggesting the McConnell – Boehner – K Street GOP attack on Heritage Action for America, Senate Conservatives Fund, Club for Growth, and Madison Project | Read More »