Inauguration 2013: Faith in Obama

    While discussions in Washington are focused on the fiscal cliff, the White House is looking ahead to spending a record amount of money on a three day celebration.  Inauguration day will fall on a Sunday in the new year, meaning the President’s official swearing-in will be a small, private ceremony as is tradition.  The President has called for a day of service the day before | Read More »

    VIDEO: Ed Asner – Truth or Truther?

    If you’re still one of the few left wondering why California is such a fiscal disaster, it may be in part because they spend their money on videos like this.  Tax The Rich: An Animated Fairy Tale is the newest attempt by the left to blame every problem in America on the wealthy.  The video is paid for by the California Federation of Teachers, which | Read More »

    Democrats poised to raise taxes… on their own voters.

    Let me sum up this New Geography article (via Instapundit): Top states with most $250K households: California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, Washington DC. Top metro areas with most $250K households: Atlanta, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, San Jose, Washington DC. States with highest average housing values / mortgages: California, Connecticut, Hawaii, New York, Washington DC. Metro areas with | Read More »

    The National Health Service murders babies in Great Britain.

    The National Health Service murders babies in Great Britain.

    Oh, they don’t murder every baby. Just the babies that the National Health Service needs to murder in order to hit its ‘death pathway’ quotas thinks aren’t possible to save. Sick children are being discharged from NHS hospitals to die at home or in hospices on controversial ‘death pathways’. Until now, end of life regime the Liverpool Care Pathway was thought to have involved only | Read More »

    Susan Rice’s Iranian oil connection? …And Canadian oil connection?

    Well, well, well. It turns out that UN Ambassador and prospective Secretary of State nominee Susan Rice (she’s a multimillionaire, by the way) has some rather interesting financial ties to numerous foreign energy companies that still do business with that oppressive, misogynistic, homophobic, and downright barking mad insane regime currently controlling Iran. The most interesting one of those is Royal Dutch Shell, which has about | Read More »

    Getting The Revenge They Voted For – Practical Uses of The Fiscal Cliff

    Well, well, well. We have another crisis. It’s called “The Fiscal Cliff” and it just can’t go to waste. Somewhere, probably in the same non-descript warehouse that the GOP stores Dick Cheney’s old weather control ray, Evil Republicans are plotting….They want to steal MY2K!*

    Well, no. They don’t want to steal anyone’s 2K and they lack the power to if they tried. This is not MY2K. This money belongs to people who generally (but with some hideous exceptions) are among the smartest, hardest-working and capable in America. I wrote earlier concerning the morally detestable class-warfare Democrats.

    Any person who voted for Barack Obama for the express purpose of having him utilize the US tax and regulatory apparatus to take money away from the rich and give it to them personally, is the moral equivalent of a bank robber. Neither I, nor any other person alive, is entitled to two red cents out of another person’s stash just because we don’t have as much.

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    Gov. John Hickenlooper (D, CO) to set up task force to stymie pot legalization.

    Gov. John Hickenlooper (D, CO) to set up task force to stymie pot legalization.

    I’m translating. Gov. John Hickenlooper will create a task force to deal with the fallout from the state’s legalization of marijuana use, possession and sales. ‘Fallout.’ See, right there you can determine the tone that the Denver Post was encountering from the office of the Governor. Later on… The task force is to include state officials, lawmakers, marijuana advocates and other “stakeholders” — likely a | Read More »

    The Lost Irony in the Tax Debate

    There is an uncanny irony that has emerged from the bowels of the tax fight – one that is lost in all the banal details of the pitched battle.  Democrats have fallen in love with the Bush tax cuts, which they fought so vociferously to block in 2001 and 2003. While the Democrats are demanding that we raise taxes on the rich, they are stridently | Read More »

    Barack Obama ‘thinking’ of backing off of no-corporate-money for Inauguration.

    Hey, guess what? Barack Obama’s not running for anything any more! Which means that he officially no longer has to care about progressive sensibilities. President Barack Obama’s fundraising advisers have urged the White House to accept corporate donations for his January 2013 inaugural celebration rather than rely exclusively on weary donors who underwrote his $1 billion re-election effort. People involved in his re-election campaign said White | Read More »

    I have a radical suggestion about Jesse Jackson, Jr.’s vacated IL-02 seat.

    Now that he’s resigned it… how’s about trying to, maybe, I don’t know: win it? Hold on, hear me out. Let’s jump back for a second to 2009. You might remember that in 2009 Rahm Emanuel resigned his House seat (IL-05) in order to bungle being White House Chief of Staff. Well, that caused a special election to trigger, and at the time I took | Read More »

    Susan Estrich’s barren complaints about Obama’s future tax hike plans.

    If she was a guy, I’d be calling said complaints “impotent.” [snip of all the reasons why Susan Estrich reflexively - and, alas, stereotypically - voted for Barack Obama] I did not vote for Obama because I think I am paying too little in taxes. While I think that it’s adorable that Susan Estrich thinks that Barack Obama cares about why anybody did or did | Read More »

    Election 2012: More-of-the-same on the state level, only intensified.

    Election 2012: More-of-the-same on the state level, only intensified.

    [UPDATE]: Welcome to the wonderful world of ‘unsexy races are harder to track.’ Apparently the NH House and ME Senate race results haven’t yet been fully certified yet, which is why the AP is saying one thing and Ballotpedia is saying another. Looking it over, I’d say that the maps should be changed to NH and ME being made blue on both… which does not | Read More »

    The “Joe Biden calls Barack Obama a ‘homeboy’” Sunday night memorial open thread.

    There are just going to be some days when reality defeats me.  How can I top the sheer inanity of… this? Seeking to reassure victims of Hurricane Sandy following a tour of the damaged boardwalk in Seaside Heights, N.J., Vice President Joe Biden told residents Sunday that he spent a lot of time on the New Jersey shore while growing up and that they’ve got | Read More »

    My quick handicapping of Democratic at-risk Senate races in 2014.

    Since Glenn Reynolds asked, here’s my current assessment of at-risk Democratic Senators in 2014*. Bear in mind: while I generally got the House right in 2010 and 2012, I overestimated our Senate performance by a couple of seats in both years and of course got the 2008 and 2012 Presidential elections wrong. So, you know, grain of salt and all of that. Alaska Mark Begich | Read More »

    Nancy Pelosi comes out strongly for… limiting federal court jurisdiction over the states?

    No, really: when asked a question about the debt ceiling/so-called “fiscal cliff” today Nancy Pelosi decided to respond by talking about how she was on the side of the Eleventh Amendment.  For those of you who need reminding, that’s the one that limits the ability of federal courts to permit private citizens in one state from suing other states as a whole (they can still | Read More »