California: Check Your Premises

    When it comes to California, if you hear hoofbeats, assume unicorns: California Spends $800K to Bolster Green Initiatives California is currently mired in a fiscal morass that seems almost intractable, with many in the Golden State blaming overspending by government for the state’s fiscal woes.  Assembly Democrats have proposed plugging the state’s budget hole via $9 billion in loans, whereas Senate Democrats want to suspend | Read More »

    Reckless, Feckless, Relentless Incompetence

    [image sources: Treasury Direct and AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais] Via the Washington Times we learn the National Debt has now surpassed the 13 trillion dollar mark. Yeah, I know…yawn…so what. The problem here is that we just watched Congress barely pass a Bill raising the National Debt ceiling to 12.394 TRILLION dollars. Obama, master of everyone else’s checkbook, signed it into law on December 28, | Read More »

    Reckless, Feckless, Relentless Incompetence

    [image sources: Treasury Direct and AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais] Via the Washington Times we learn the National Debt has now surpassed the 13 trillion dollar mark. Yeah, I know…yawn…so what. The problem here is that we just watched Congress barely pass a Bill raising the National Debt ceiling to 12.394 TRILLION dollars. Obama, master of everyone else’s checkbook, signed it into law on December 28, | Read More »

    Ohio Statehouse Antics: From Hell’s Heart, Michelle Schneider Stabs At Thee

    (Crossposted at your flippant and irreverent source for Ohio politics and humor, Athens Runaway ) Down in the 7th Ohio Senate District, a brutal slugfest primary has been going on for the Republican nomination, between two former best-friends-forever roommates, Shannon Jones and Michelle Schneider. Jones, the conservative Republican, and Schneider, the more liberal candidate, have been having a spirited campaign against each other, but the | Read More »

    Socialism Fail

    You know a left-wing piece of legislation is horrendously bad when even the NYT has to admit it. Remember that whole “pass it so we can find out what it is” idea? Congress is finding that it’s a really, really bad thing. Why? They may have managed to abolish their own health insurance plan and mandated themselves to join a plan which won’t exist for | Read More »

    Top 5 reasons Earth Hour is a joke

    Number 5: Light brings safety. There are safer ways to make a statement and raise awareness than to create a controlled time when thieves and rapists know they will be harder to spot. Number 4: Everyone buys LCD monitors now, and LCD monitors work by placing the LCD sheet between an always-on backlight and your eye, so black screen backgrounds burn more energy, not less, | Read More »

    To R’s on Capitol Hill Today: Broad point to make regarding Govt healthcare

    I’m currently watching the health care summit and I think one point desperately needs to be made OVER and OVER, and I have not heard it yet today or in anything any Republican has said regarding health care. And that is this: GOVERNMENT HEALTHCARE IS INEFFICIENT BECAUSE IT CAN’T FAIL I wish Coburn had made this point when he spoke. He said that the fraud | Read More »

    Obamas Lead Blocker – Lawrence Lessig, Deflecting Blame For Failures of the One.

    Its that pesky “fund raising” Congress.   All dependent on money to campaign for re-election, the addiction to money has driven the Congress into the arms of the evilllllllllllllllllllllll corporate interests.  This has led to stalemate and inaction on the agenda of  Barack Obama, the focus of Lawrence Lessig’s cultist aspirations all bound up in a “transformational President” who has lost his way. All because he | Read More »

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    IRS #FAIL

    Go ahead, put this URL into your browser: http://irs.gov/. That’s right: There is no DNS record for irs.gov. Anyone who tries to visit the IRS’s website has to take a guess and add www to it in order to get there. That’s twice today I’ve had to deal with user-hostile government at work. First the FCC made its public comment forms as obnoxious and difficult | Read More »

    Fear and Loathing In The People’s Republic of Athens, Part III: Five Dollah, No Hollah!

    I’m a bit late to the party, but this story is still breaking, so I’m not late to the party, just not early. I will be updating this story as more information comes in. Unofficial sources tell me that there will be developments soon. Rumors are swirling, and some of those rumors include that media from Columbus, Ohio are investigating this, as well as pending | Read More »

    Chicago Has Missed Out On A Great Opportunity

    From my own experience, I can tell you all what a great opportunity Chicago has missed out on. In 1983 Caracas, Venezuela hosted the Pan American Games. Like Chicago, Caracas had an over abundant supply of poor people and a shortage of quality housing. Voila! The Pan American Games gave them the opportunity to help change all that. An “Olympic Village” needed to be constructed | Read More »

    So Much For Contacting My Congressman

    Here’s a comment from Jay Inslee’s health care townhall meeting in Edmonds, Washington, that doesn’t really have anything to do with health care. Um, so, first of all, I wanted to say thank you to Jay Inslee personally because I always appreciate that you always write people back when they email you. I’m just going to say that this woman has very low standards for | Read More »

    And the Big Winner in ‘Cash for Clunkers’ is…Trucks?

    CNN via Drudge Remember how “Cash for Clunkers” was supposed to take all these dirty, old, polluting cars off the road and replace them with new, green cars that sprouted flowers everywhere they went? Appearantly the opposite happened: …an independent analysis by Edmunds.com…showed that two full-size trucks and a small crossover SUV were actually among the top-ten buys. According to the government, small cars topped | Read More »

    William Greider hopes Obama fails

    I was working in the basement and caught a story from Bill Moyers on PBS.  I can’t say I have much history watching him so I can’t comment much on his politics (although I have an impression of a pretty soft, non-confrontational interviewer).  This evening, he facilitated a discussion with William Greider.  I’ve never heard of Mr. Greider before the story so I’ll let Bill | Read More »

    Nobody Wants America to Fail – Just Bad Ideas About What to Do With America

    I thought I would way in on the big topic of the week which is Rush Limbaugh’s comments about wanting the President to fail.  That is what Rush said, but at the same time it isn’t.  Technically what was said is more along the lines that he feels that what the President wants to do is a bad idea, and he wants him to fail | Read More »