Union dues reform bill passes Florida House.

    The bill in question is HB 1021, and it is designed to get government out of union’s business by: banning automatic dues collection for public sector unions; and requiring union leadership to get permission from individual members before using those dues for partisan politicking.  The bill passed 74-40, despite the rather strenuous objections of Big Labor: a similar bill (SB 830) is making its way | Read More »

    Union dues reform bill passes Florida House.

    The bill in question is HB 1021, and it is designed to get government out of union’s business by: banning automatic dues collection for public sector unions; and requiring union leadership to get permission from individual members before using those dues for partisan politicking.  The bill passed 74-40, despite the rather strenuous objections of Big Labor: a similar bill (SB 830) is making its way | Read More »

    Democratic Tribalism; or A Nation Without a President

    Governance by a president and the executive branch has always been political in nature.  A president gains office by persuading more people in more regions that he is fit to hold the reins of power.  To keep that coalition intact in order to pass a budget and any legislation, the president necessarily must continue politicking to gather his ‘side’ and perhaps attract a few stragglers.  | Read More »

    Wisconsin Democrats; Meet “Corruption”

    There is an object lesson in most every tale.  You can make the lesson a benign one, a false one, or actually dig deep to discover the truth.  The real story in the debacle in Wisconsin’s public union mess is one that everyone knows, everyone accepts, and few are willing to tell.  The Democratic Party in Wisconsin is thoroughly and completely corrupted by public labor | Read More »

    Beware of the Populist

    This is not popularity it is populism, and they are as different as good and evil. Populism dates back to Rome, the Populares Party has been considered the origin of both socialism and Populism, the populares, “People’s Party.” Populism is often considered a major factor in the downfall of the great Roman Empire and should be considered one of the most destructive forces in politics. | Read More »

    The Silent Shift

    Promoted from the diaries by Bill Often some of the most interesting stories are the ones not told.  Such a tale is being deliberately ignored by the Democratic Party-run media.  This tale is a shift in identification and perception so rapid and deep, it foretells serious continued losses for the Left in this country.  Since George W. Bush won in 2004, the Party-run media and | Read More »

    The Silent Shift

    Promoted from the diaries by Bill Often some of the most interesting stories are the ones not told.  Such a tale is being deliberately ignored by the Democratic Party-run media.  This tale is a shift in identification and perception so rapid and deep, it foretells serious continued losses for the Left in this country.  Since George W. Bush won in 2004, the Party-run media and | Read More »

    What Democrats Like Government To Do

    What is the purpose of government? The public debate in America has once again turned to this all important question and for the first time in a long time, the country elected legislators last fall who adhere to a radically different view about the role of government than is the consensus. Most politicians—and voters—left and right agree that government should not only provide basic security | Read More »

    Democratic Hypocrisy on Deficit Reduction

    As Republicans will vote to repeal ObamaCare in the House of Representatives this week, Democrats are condemning the measure as fiscally irresponsible. Repealing their health care reform bill, liberals say, would add some $230 billion to the federal deficit over the next decade. The numbers come from the Congressional Budget Office and while some Republicans dispute them, I don’t really care. For a decent and | Read More »

    Left Side Story; Bats Fly at Night

    Dramatis Personae; The Billary, The Won, Crawfish Carville, Paul Begala, The Caddell/Schoen Clan, Janet Incompetano, Democratic spokesmodel Bob Schieffer, and of course The Party Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered a stinging kick to the Obama administration’s enhanced pat-down area today.  She declared her position against the new TSA security guidelines as something she’d avoid if possible.  But, her little admission on ‘Face the Nation’ | Read More »

    Left Side Story; The Worm Begins to Turn

    Dramatis Personae; Obamamaniacs, Mainstreamers, Pelosi, Reid, The Won, Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia, Rep. Heath Shuler of North Carolina, Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida and Sen. Evan Bayh of Indiana. The Democratic Party shellacking that took place on November 2nd started a chain of events that will rip the Democratic Machine wide open.  Pelosi, Reid, Obama, the Great Triumvirate, and their useful idiots on the far Left dragged The | Read More »

    Left Side Story

          On Friday, I sent you an email about how the Blue Dogs, even after losing half of their members in the 2010 elections, were trying to oust Nancy Pelosi as the leader of Democrats in the House. Apparently, the Blue Dogs want to bring their special brand of magic–caving to Republicans, and then losing to them anyway–to the entire House Democratic caucus. | Read More »

    Post Mortem #2: The Impending Democratic Armageddon

       While the mainstream media- an unofficial arm of the Democratic Party- contemplates an alleged civil war within the Republican Party, largely overlooked is the impending battle within the Democratic Party.  Unfortunately, that final battle may have been delayed two years by the voters of Nevada, particularly the lackey union members and Hispanics who fell for the garbage of Harry Reid.  Had Reid lost to | Read More »

    The Democratic knives come out in the House.

    And, like all entertaining wars to the knife, this one has multiple factions. The ‘moderates’ blame the liberals for walking all over them; the liberals blame the moderates for going along with passing bad ideas like the stimulus, cap-and-trade, and Obamacare; the idiots (this may be a subgroup: there’s a bit of an overlap here with the first two groups) are claiming that this entire | Read More »

    The Democratic knives come out in the House.

    And, like all entertaining wars to the knife, this one has multiple factions. The ‘moderates’ blame the liberals for walking all over them; the liberals blame the moderates for going along with passing bad ideas like the stimulus, cap-and-trade, and Obamacare; the idiots (this may be a subgroup: there’s a bit of an overlap here with the first two groups) are claiming that this entire | Read More »