Why are we surprised?
I have to start by giving credit to President Obama. He is doing exactly what he said he was going to do during his campaign. Many people can’t believe the massive debt this administration is running up by unprecedented government spending and I have to admit that I found myself in disbelief at first but we all new this was going to happen. It was | Read More »
Sophomoric Wilsonianism and the Soul of Growing Discontent
To be honest, I’m not sure I can yet adequately define Sophomoric Wilsonianism as I intended it in the title. As for now this not-quite-defined phrase keeps bouncing around in my head as the best possible way to describe what is really more of a gut feeling of how I see this administration unfolding with its dangerous mandate for undefined “change”. I suspect the proper | Read More »
Welcome to Serfdom
I love talking to my dad. We don’t talk often enough anymore, but we talk about everything, from life to economics to politics to short-lived Sci-Fi TV shows with “Mal”-content smuggler captains. Today’s discussion was largely about outsourcing, which eventually led to a discussion on taxes and economics. Dad mentioned that this recession will probably recover more slowly and with fewer new jobs than any | Read More »
The Audacity of Signing Statements
As a candidate for President, Senator Barack Obama told NPR that “he might use signing statements to clarify his position on an ambiguous law, he would not abuse signing statements to undermine the will of Congress.” President Obama yesterday used a signing statement on “dozens of provisions in a $410 billion government spending bill” recently passed by Congress. Undoing many provisions of the Omnibus spending | Read More »
Jay Leno To Do Free Standup Show For Laid-Off Autoworkers
Stand up comedian and Late Night Talk Show Host Jay Leno told the audience of The View, yesterday that he intends to do a free concert at The Palace of Auburn Hills, in Detroit, as a means of helping laid off auto workers. He then released a statement explaining his plan to The Minority Report in order to reach a larger audience. “I heard President | Read More »
See No Evil: The Obama Foreign Policy
One of the major concerns conservatives have had with candidate Obama has been his seriously warped view of world politics and foreign policy. Candidate Obama did everything in his power to get into the good graces of the left wing fringe of the party to unseat her royal highness and heir apparent Hillary Clinton, the powerful front runner and New York native (wink wink.) While | Read More »
President Obama v. Governor Jindal – Debating the Proper Role of Government
The reviews are in on President Obama’s Address to Congress and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal’s GOP Response. The New York Times calls Obama’s speech “Reaganesque exhortation to American resilience” and the consensus among my circle of friends is that Gov. Jindal did not do a great job of delivering his speech. I think we have bipartisan consensus that President Obama’s delivery was better than Governor Jindal. After | Read More »
Obama-inspired anti-lead law contributing to economic downturn?
The basic story is spreading around the nation and it says New law puts brakes on sales of minibikes. The cost of the law is that hundreds of millions in merchindise will gather dust due to Washington DC Red Tape. The law was meant to protect kids from lead in toys. And in the bizarre Washington DC bubble, dirt-bikes and ATVs are in the same | Read More »
The Government Growth Bill of 2009
Marred by a week-long cycle of bad press and Cabinet defections, President Obama’s $787 Billion stimulus package passed both houses of Congress last night, despite the rigid partisan-divide. Clearly emboldened by their unanimous “No” votes on the first version, House Republicans, masterfully corralled by Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA), held the line yet again. Three Senate Republicans – Arlen Spector (R-PA), Olympia Snowe (R-ME), Susan | Read More »
1,073 pages that are clear as mud — details lacking, transparency none, in stimulus bill
The Democrats are feeling a victory of sorts having muscled through a $787 billion stimulus bill late Friday night. Three Republicans in the Senate voted for it and not one vote came from a Republican in the house. Besides the hyper-partisanship on display, the Democrats and, especially President Barack Obama, have broke promises on transparency and have conducted themselves with same kind of finesse as a | Read More »
The House passed stimulus bill has a provision that will provide stimulus to criminals. No joke. On page 52 of the House Stimulus Bill, “$3,000,000,000, to be available for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program.” The same provision is in the Senate bill, but for only $1.5 billion on page 42. These monies are dispensed by the Bureau of Justice Assistance at the Department of | Read More »
There is nothing like a man with the courage of his convictions. A man with a set of core beliefs so firmly entrenched in his character that the jaws of life couldn’t pry them loose. Ladies and Gentleman, that man is not President Barack Hussein Obama. Folding like a house of cards in a hurricane, President Obama quickly moved to soften “buy American” language in | Read More »
The verdict is out on the stimulus package, and many economist are not buying it.
Skeptics to the Obama/Democrat stimulus package whether they be professional, political or otherwise, have been considered opposition forces and simply labeled as naysayers by the supporters of the bill. The truth of the matter is that there are many qualified professionals who have studied economics and the American economy for decades who came to different conclusions on the merits of the stimulus package. The debate has brought | Read More »
Obama blackmails Illinois
In typical Chicago thug fashion, President Barack Hussein Obama, is attempting to blackmail the State of Illinois. Written into the text of the “stimulus” package is language that qualifies the spending of stimulus money by the state of Illinois,without legislature approval, if Rod Blagojevich is the governor. No Illinois state agency can spend stimulus money without the state legislature’s approval, the bill says, until a | Read More »
What is Obama president of again?
The UN? The BBC? Originally published by Mike DeVine, Legal Editor for The Minority Report Obama speaks in third person of United States as dictator His first phone call after re-taking the Oath of Office prescribed for the office of President of the United States (this time sans Bible), was to the leader of the Palestinian Authority, whose Fatah Party does not recognize the right | Read More »