Alaska, Montana, North Dakota, & Wyoming.
Those being the four states that are not running a deficit right now. The relative sizes of the rest can be seen via this handy visual tool: Via @MelissaTweets I’d make more commentary on this, except that I can sum it up as stop spending money you don’t have, you idiots. And that is one of those binary things: people either already get that, or | Read More »
The slow-motion collapse of Democratic Detroit.
This cannot be sugar-coated, and I have no desire to even try. Retailers Head for Exits in Detroit There was a time early in the decade when downtown Detroit was sprouting new cafes and shops, and residents began to nurture hopes of a rebound. But lately, they are finding it increasingly tough to buy groceries or get a cup of fresh-roast coffee as the 11th | Read More »
Winning with ‘No.’
From last week’s article on the growing awareness of Democratic corruption, by the always-interesting Jen Rubin: …with the growth of government and the enormous amount of cash sloshing through Washington, the corruption problem is about to get worse. The stimulus money could, according to the FBI, be the breeding ground for its own crime wave. If the experts are right and 10% of the $787B | Read More »
Christian University Decertifies Democrat Club, Why it is the Right Decision
Liberty University, a Christian college situated near Lynchburg, Virginia and founded in 1971 by Jerry Falwell, has this week decertified its college Democratic Party club over the singular fact that the National Democratic Party is a supporter of abortion. After the debacle of allowing a president that is a supporter of infanticide being invited to speak at the leading Catholic University in the nation, I | Read More »
Of *course* ‘Leaders balk at setting up truth panel.’
‘Truth’ is precisely what the Democrats don’t want right now. Senate Democratic leaders oppose the immediate establishment of a “Truth Commission” to probe harsh interrogation tactics as they face pressure to reveal what they knew of practices the Obama administration has since labeled “torture.” While nearly all Democrats this week backed the creation of a special commission to probe the causes of the financial crisis, | Read More »
Rasmussen: Majority of country worries government will do too much.
I would quibble with the results here: it implies that the notion that we’ve already done too much already to fix the economy isn’t a legitimate answer. Still, this report will not be welcome news for the administration: 52% Worry Government Will Do Too Much to Fix Economy [snip] The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 52% of the nation’s Likely Voters now | Read More »
Phosphate smuggling in Washington!
Ace of Spades HQ has the details. What’s happening here is that Washington State Democrats have banned phosphates from dish detergents because it’s cheaper than upgrading their water treatment plants – excuse me, ‘better for the environment’ – in Spokane County as a test bed for a banning of the stuff statewide in 2010. Unfortunately, there’s a reason why they put phosphates in dish detergent: | Read More »
Senate to discreetly shut down House AIG bill of attainder.
They may call it “delay,” but they mean “eliminate” – and the Washington Post is happy to assist with putting this story on the seventh page. Senate Will Delay Action on Punitive Tax on Bonuses Jarred by a cool reception from the White House and fears of unintended consequences across the financial world, Senate leaders are likely to delay until late next month legislation to | Read More »
Good job getting Sen. Corker mad there, Sen. Nelson.
In response to this story about how supposedly Senator Nelson of Nebraska had called in Senator Corker of Tennessee to try to get a “bipartisan solution” (read: “Republican cover”) for the Democrats’ debt bill, Sen. Corker’s office contacted Instapundit with the following: UPDATE: A Corker spokesperson emails: “As I’ve told Fox, we were invited late yesterday to a meeting in Sen. Ben Nelson’s office and | Read More »
Yes, Mr. President. You won. How’s your debt bill coming along?
I would like to thank both the President of the United States of America, and the liberal Democratic group Americans United for Change, for their plans to remind three critical swing states that the Democratic Party is pushing a debt package that only 42% – and dropping – of the country believes in, and that a majority of independent voters oppose. But there’s something even | Read More »
Pelosi and Obama’s Dem Party see humans as the enemy
If only there were less humans, Utopia would appear. Originally published by Mike DeVine, Legal Editor for The Minority Report First, it was purges of the masses who wouldn’t cooperate by Lenin, Stalin and Mao. The Berlin Wall fell and ended that illusion. Then it was the 60s and 70s population explosion threat. Population increased exponentially as Reagan-Thatcher conservative prosperity and Clinton globalism reduced poverty | Read More »
This Hill story’s getting hit by Drudge… [Bumped and updated.]
[Update: Video added, and the Hill's Blog Briefing Room is back up, so I'm cutting back the article.] …and, given the general meltdown of the Internet, it’s currently down. Via comments here: January 20, 2009 Bush Mocked As He Arrives on Inauguration Dais @ 11:52 am by Hill Staff
Blagojevich looks around at the pools of gasoline, giggles, and ignites the magnesium flare.
And will he hit the bottom? Sure. Single-digit approval ratings and the instinctive public shunning by the national Democratic Party leadership is fairly diagnostic – hey, I’m not going to be on his jury; no harm in me saying what we all know already. Blago’s dirty, he’s finally gotten caught on something that we can hammer him for, and he’s going to get hammered. But | Read More »
Who BlahGo (IL-Gov) should appoint to US Senate NOW, and why they should accept? Plus, Special Election, Mike Ditka, Special Prosecutor, and more… [UPDATE]
In this Article, The Blagojevich ordeal basics, following the Obama connections, Chicago thug Politics, the need for a Special Election, Mike Ditka, who should Blagojevich appoint IMMEDIATELY regardless of this controversy (before he is stripped of authority to do so), and more… (now including updates: “Burris appointment” and “Harry Reid right for the wrong reasons” as well as, in the be careful what you wish | Read More »
, Alan Keyes
, Barack Obama
, Democratic Party
, Green Party
, Harry Reid
, leon panetta
, Libertarian Party
, Norm Coleman
, pay to play
, Rod Blagojevich
, Roland Burris
, special election
, US Senate
Has the world changed?
After 12 years of nearly complete control of Florida politics, Republicans lost the state to Obama. But, although Obama won Florida, the Democrats didn’t. While Obama was carrying Florida by over 3%, Democrats were picking up only one seat in both houses of the Legislature, which remain overwhelmingly Republican.