Why the Immigration Bill is Doomed to Succeed
This is basically the way in which Republicans have approached immigration for nearly three decades: when the rubes are listening it’s secure the border and our laws must be obeyed. When money talks, it’s the rules are for suckers.
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They are Our Tools. Not Our Friends.
The Senate will likely soon pass an immigration bill that is neither very good if you favor increased legal immigration, decreased legal immigration, decreased illegal immigration, decreased government interference in private business, nor if we are to be honest anything that anyone who is not a Senator would ever describe as a solution to our long-standing immigration experience/problem/catastrophe/your noun here. As a friend of this | Read More »
Gay Marriage: About the Children Whether We Like It or Not
Two of the more interesting (where “interesting” is a euphemism for “horrifying”) aspects of the debate over gay “marriage” are inexorably intertwined: the decision by the movement’s backers to pretend that there is no strong connection between marriage and children (this is overwhelmingly done by those who do not have children) and a separate but related track to “get government out of marriage,” which is | Read More »
It is Time for Some Honesty.
In a turn of events that should be a surprise only if you’ve never heard of Mitch McConnell before, the Senate — with one heck of a lot of Senate Republicans, including nominal conservatives, agreeing — just decided to hike taxes on small businesses and skip any spending cuts of any kind, and over a third of the Republican caucus including the Speaker agreed. Indeed, | Read More »
I Am Down on John Roberts.
[promoted from the diaries] I’m taking time from reading the opinion (which itself represents taking time from billing clients), so this will be a quickie. I’m not trying to gainsay Erick at length here (though concededly the title is a provocation), but I do want to get this out. We do not choose justices, on our side, because of policy results; we choose them for | Read More »
For the Love of God, Make It Stop.
My father and uncles used to tell me a story of their time growing up in rural Louisiana (this is when that was simplified as “Louisiana”) that I feel is particularly appropriate for this primary season. Back then, there was no Bob Barker, just people who’d dump unwanted animals along or in the bayou when they grew tired of them. (This phenomenon led to the | Read More »
I Blame Us All. Don’t Worry: You Will Too.
From the diaries . . . So, as we begin our gallant charge into electoral defeat in November in earnest, I think it’s time to lay the blame for this primary season where it belongs: The voters. We’ve all spent a good bit of time deriding and decrying the Establishment for our current straits, and I truly believe they deserve some criticism. National Review backhanded | Read More »
For the Sake of the Party, for the Sake of the Country, To Save Us from Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney Must Withdraw Now
Jennifer Rubin, who, based on her lack of a brutal death at a random hot dog stand, must be a more pleasant person in real life than in her writing, wrote an impassioned plea this morning for Republican Party elders to step in and stop Newt Gingrich at all costs. It is worth quoting in relevant part: The voters in their infinite wisdom have just | Read More »
To Our Friends at (The) National Review
From the diaries . . . So with New Hampshire behind us (and with any luck, never again in front of us), and with my tendency to be overloaded with life to the point at which I catch up on things I meant to write two to fifty-two weeks after they are timely, I wanted to say something about the controversy which was and is | Read More »
The Washington Post Goes All-In On Left Crazy: Welcome Think Tanked!
Many of us received a spam email this morning from the Washington Post, announcing they’d hired yet another left-wing thug cheerleader (snazzy uniform optional) for yet another made-up reporting gig that will inevitably degenerate into yet another look-at-the-dirty-racist-conservatives event. After adding Greg “I Think Union Violence Is Progressive” Sargent and Ezra “The Constitution Is, Like, Really Old and Stuff” Klein, and the late Dave “Kyle | Read More »
It’s Pretty Much Our Own Fault.
From the diaries by Jeff As a friend of mine recently put it, I join the gentleman from Texas’s remarks, and know that I cannot surpass them. I would, however, like to add something to them. Any honest reckoning of the budget deal the House GOP appears to have reached must view it as a result of negotiations in which one side — the Democrats | Read More »
Tags: Boehner is a coward
, budget showdown
, Cantor is a spineless wuss
, Eric Cantor
, GOP leadership
, John Boehner
, Planned Parenthood
He Did So Much.
All too often, we miss the little things. Cradle Catholics in this country disproportionately aren’t. Some obscenely large portion of those raised Catholic in this country — presumably “raised Catholic” means “baptized Catholic,” because practice has fallen off so much even among nominally active Catholics I’m not sure there’s a meaningful way to aggregate the practicing ones — no longer self-identify as Catholic. Amazingly, however, | Read More »
Some Thoughts on Judge Vinson’s Decision on the Mandate
(If he won’t front it, I will. – Moe Lane) While trying to drum up business on Friday, between meetings, I took the time to read U.S. District Court Judge Vinson’s decision on the constitutionality of the mandate. (Opinion here.) I have a few thoughts; however, fair warning: I refused to violate my personal ban on doing legal research — that is, free legal work | Read More »
And now a message for the people of Minnesota.
I have been reliably led to believe that some of you – perhaps over 30 per cent of you – are seriously considering electing Al Franken to the United States Freaking Senate. Now, we all thought it was very cute when you all elected Jessie “The Body” Ventura as your State’s governor — cute, because his idiocy/insanity didn’t have to affect the rest of us | Read More »
When Vetting A Candidate Becomes a Federal Offense
In light of the revelations that certain members of the ever-decent online Left* hacked in to Sarah Palin’s email account, we have learned that both the FBI and the Secret Service are investigating the matter. I’m sure some may wonder, Is it actually a crime to read someone’s email without their permission? Allow me to clue in any crying little girl who thinks that breaking | Read More »