If there is one thing conservatives know, it’s that government is great at using money efficiently and getting the job done properly, in a timely manner, and for a reasonable price. Right? But even so, let’s just examine an example here. A few years ago, the base and the beltway goons (and people like Chris Christie) got into it over disaster relief to aid the | Read More »
I realize there are numerous readers here at Redstate chomping at the bits to see the downfall of Chris Christie, perhaps even more so than any Democrat. On one level, it is somewhat “sad,” but another level understandable. The most recent series of events involves a letter from David Wildstein’s lawyer. Wildstein is at the center of this scandal. He is the member of the | Read More »
The moral case against liberal Democrat Obamaism and for free market capitalism Democrats, including the liberal Christian variety in the Tar Heel State, have never been shy about making the moral case for their anti-entrepreneurial welfare state policies and against Republicans who oppose them. If one is against the latest bill demanding more, more and more of the same “stimuli” sold as the antidote to the “mess | Read More »
As Republicans wrestled with finding a candidate to run for President in 2012, many in the party, including avowed Conservatives such as Ann Coulter and Bill Kristol, thought that the Governor of New Jersey was the man who could beat Barack Obama. He decided not to run, but his ability to win the nomination was in doubt anyway due to his positions on several issues | Read More »
The long wait to find out whether New Jersey’s governor Chris Christie would veto a union-backed bill that would to discriminate against union-free construction workers is over.
On Monday, Christie vetoed legislation that was sponsored by State Senate President Stephen Sweeney, a union organizer, that would have provided for an expansion of so-called union project labor agreements to include Hurricane Sandy cleanup and reconstruction.
A bill that was authored by an Ironworkers’ union organizer to expand union-only Project Labor Agreements–to include Hurricane Sandy cleanup and reconstruction–passed the New Jersey Senate on Monday along party lines 23-13.
The Ironworkers’ union organizer who drafted the pro-union bill, Steven Sweeney, also happens to be the president of the New Jersey Senate and recently accused New Jersey Governor Chris Christie of “praying” for Hurricane Sandy to hit New Jersey.
Although Hurricane Sandy ravaged the Atlantic Coast more than 2 months ago, the debate over disaster relief is still raging. While more than $2 billion in aid has been spent by FEMA on the recovery from Sandy, the controversy began after the House failed to vote on a $60 billion Sandy aid bill in the last session of Congress. The bill was denied | Read More »
It’s been two weeks since Hurricane Sandy killed 113 people, wiped out portions of towns, and knocked out power to millions. It has also been two weeks since Barack Obama pledged, “No bureaucracy. No red tape.” However, according to multiple public and private sources, unions and union-related red tape are causing workers from out of state to be turned back, as well as workers contracted | Read More »
There must be some cruelly ironic joke being played on New York City’s hurricane-soaked residents. As thousands of New Yorkers still sit in the dark, unarmed, vulnerable, and worried about looters, the Big Apple’s billionaire mayor is sending $1.1 million to Florida to buy ads for union-bought, gun-control advocate and congressional candidate Val Demings. With New York having the some of the most restrictive gun | Read More »
Hello all. I was without power for 25 hours after Sandy, and so I’m a bit behind. So tonight’s edition of Tech at Night is going to be put together a bit quickly. Sorry about that. By the way, while obviously a hurricane can take out wireless towers, wireless was vital for keeping me in touch with the world when I was without power at home. It was great. I’m not sure exactly what good FCC monitoring could do though, except to use a crisis to expand the role of the state.
It seems that Al Qaeda has a sudden fascination in Tropical Meso-scale Meteorology. It involves large, convective, cyclonic systems that involve low barometric pressure and vast amounts of flooding and rain. They actually became cheerleaders for greater destruction. Like Medieval Japanese who believed that typhoons were sent from heaven to destroy Mongolian invasion fleets*, they cheered for injuries as Sandy roared ashore. Some examples of their enlightened follow below.
Rule #1: If Shepard Smith and Anderson Cooper can get a microphone and cameraman in front of a Hurricane victim, then FEMA should have already had them back in a dry home with electricity and cable TV. As of Noon on Day Three after Hurricane Sandy’s landfall, the death toll stands at 55 and over four million residents remain without electric power. All this, despite | Read More »
Normally when enter a new month, investors look ahead to a number of data points that tell the tale of the consumer, domestic economy and more during the prior month. That will be the case as we march into November over the next few days, however with the Presidential Election less than a week away, greater importance will be placed on what economic indicators that | Read More »
I’m not a fan of early voting. I recognize that it’s not always convenient to saddle the pony and ride off across the desert to cast one’s ballot on the Tuesday following the first Monday in November, but this is a civic duty and I can’t find a promise to voters that this responsibility will be convenient. It’s like the walk to school, barefoot, in | Read More »