The Cruelty of the Minimum Wage
In his State of the Union speech Tuesday, President Obama called for an increase in the federal minimum wage, gloating that it had been endorsed even by his vanquished moderate Republican opponent in the 2012 campaign. A minimum wage increase is not needed, and would harm those it’s supposed to help.
Everyone Knows Something That Isn’t True
I don’t know when I learned that everyone has false beliefs. But I see it all the time, both in myself and in others. I’d hate to have my fate decided by some fact I got wrong. Wouldn’t you?
Do Straw Men Have Free Speech?
President Barack Obama took to the UN podium on Tuesday and lied, blaming an American’s exercise of free speech for the death of Obama’s own Ambassador. He also stood before that august body of Islamists, antisemites, tyrants, socialists, and corrupt panderers and told America’s sworn enemies that the future is theirs. In continuing to blame the video and attack it, Obama is using his usual straw man tactics. | Read More »
Book Review: The Great Destroyer
David Limbaugh’s anticipated new book, The Great Destroyer (Regnery Publishing), is finally out and it doesn’t disappoint. Following on his earlier work Crimes Against Liberty, Limbaugh carefully and thoughtfully delivers another devastating critique of the Obama Administration. Conservative and libertarian readers will appreciate Limbaugh’s recollection of Mr. Obama’s transgressions, though some may find daunting the sheer volume of the administration’s failures, arrogance, and deceit. Because of | Read More »
American Dream, Marxist Nightmare
The Tea Parties and Occupy movements demonstrate two competing world views. In one, America is a shining city on a hill, a market-powered engine built on great ideas, the first of which enshrines for us the freedom to do with our lives what we will and to do as we wish with the property we accumulate as a result of doing it. In another view, | Read More »
Captain Disingenuous Strikes Again
As the latest demonstration of his lack of economic depth, President Obama put forth a series of falsehoods in the form of a press conference on Friday. Both Jazz Shaw at Hot Air and he indispensible Jeff Dunetz pointed out the tsunami of falsehoods, so Go Read Those. But the president also used his typically bad logic to push his green agenda.
We Are Yet To See Our Finest Hour
We said we want our country back, and we meant it.
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The White Picket Fence
This is a story about a fence. Well, not just one fence, but millions of them. What you believe about them and how they make you feel says about your politics all I need to know.
Reductio Ad Absurdum – When To Know You Are Wrong
Sometimes you only know you’re on the wrong road when it leads someplace the right one wouldn’t go. Logicians call that process reductio ad absurdum — the reduction to absurdity. For instance, this thing with eating your dog. In the Marines I was stationed for a time in Korea. On liberty some buddies and I went to a restaurant and ordered the chicken … I | Read More »
Folks, I was nervous. Now, I’m not.
I was nervous about the towering height to which Barack Obama has been raised by his followers. I had this awful feeling that Something Bad was going to happen. It’s the way myths go. I thought Mr. Obama’s followers were going to crash from their messianic high, and when they did, they would crash hard. I still think that. But I don’t care. What I | Read More »
Joe Wilson: Apologize No More
As a result of his misuse of the processes and institutions of government, Mr. Obama cheapened his office and opened himself up not just to the standing ovations of his allies, but to the pitchforks as well.
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Health Care is a Right
Promoted from the diaries by Jeff At one of the McCain-Obama debates in the run-up to the 2008 presidential election, the candidates were asked in turn if health care were a right or a privilege. Obama answered unequivocally that it was a right, while McCain fumbled a bit and declared that it was a privilege. I disagree with both answers. The reason both were wrong | Read More »
Santelli Gets To Obama
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs lashed out in an ad hominem attack at Rick Santelli. He’s the CNBC correspondent who spoke passionately about the injustice inherent in the Obama mortgage bailout plan. My, what thin skins these Obamians have. I’m sure we’ll soon learn all about Mr. Santelli, and how he once took three slices of a pizza, when he only paid his buddies | Read More »
Barack the Sophist Makes Personal Attack on Everyone
Barack Obama’s statement that the McCain campaign has tried to make a virtue of selfishness is a personal insult to every American, a twisting of fact and reason, and without hyperbole a threat to democracy itself. (Cross-posted at the Academy)
It Will Be Hillary.
Rush Limbaugh is all excited that Hillary wasn’t even vetted for VP (he says, according the AP). But the All-seeing MahaRushi missed one: they didn’t have to vet her specifically. They’ve been doing opposition research on her for months! With Obama tanking in the polls, he will either pick Hillary as his running mate, or he will not be elected.
How We Won in Iraq
The Surge didn’t work, say the Democrats. The Anbar Awakening was happening before the Surge. They’re so off-base that calling them wrong ought to embarrass wrongness. The Surge was a necessary, but not sufficient, condition for victory in Iraq. The sufficient condition — making Al Qaeda uncool — just would not have happened had we not followed through on our commitment to free Iraq from | Read More »