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    Bachmann Stayed Quiet on Mandatory Vaccinations While Serving Minnesota

    What’s worse than a mandatory vaccination that never actually came to law and, even if it had, contained an opt-out? According to Michele Bachmann, nothing. In fact, if you listen to Michele Bachmann these days, you’d think Governor Perry was strapping 12 year old children to tables to inject them when he takes breaks from using the other needle on inmates. Bachmann is making the | Read More »

    Government Wants to Protect Your Neck

    Rep. John Boehner recently requested from President Obama a list of any pending regulations that would cost business $1 billion or more. Interestingly enough, Obama did as requested and some of the more egregious regulations have been making waves. While they’re all expensive and ridiculous, one particular regulation put another chink in the armor of an administration that I have said before, seems intent on bankrupting the American | Read More »

    Media Silent as Audience Instructed to Applaud Obama

    What you are about to witness is either awkward or simply military protocol.  Either way it’s media bias on display. There were a few things that jumped out to me immediately when I watched this video originally aside from the obvious fact that no one applauded until instructed to. My first thought was, “perhaps this is simply how it’s done.”  After all, they were playing | Read More »

    Solar Power Business Model Unsustainable

    The Obama administration has been trying to foist green industry on uninterested Americans since he first stepped in to office three years ago.  So far, the efforts have been less than successful.  The Chevy Volt has miserable sales, wind-power has proven to be something less than a viable alternative, and now it appears that reality is catching up with solar power as well. Solyndra is | Read More »

    DOJ Advises Gibson Guitar to Export Labor to Madagascar

    The Gibson Guitar saga has taken a sinister turn. It seems that the Department of Justice wasn’t satisfied with merely raiding the law abiding factories of Gibson Guitar with armed agents, shutting down their operation costing them millions, and leaving the American company in the dark as to how to proceed without going out of business. Now, according to CEO Henry Juszkiewicz, agents of the | Read More »

    Harington vs Schultz – Round 2

    I recently had the privilege of interviewing Karen Harrington, candidate for Congresss in Florida’s 20th district where she will be trying to unseat the infamous Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Some of you may remember that Harrington was unable to defeat Schultz in the 2010 elections, but Mrs. Harrington believes things will be different this time and answers my questions as to why and how that will | Read More »

    President Obama has Tour Buses Flown to Stump Speeches

    President Obama has been touring all over the midwest these past few weeks, giving speeches to crowds of fans, anxious to hear what’s next on his agenda.  One could be forgiven for believing that these are less about pushing the president’s current agenda, and more about launching the reelection campaign, however this is a charge that the administration adamantly denies. But there is a very simple reason | Read More »

    DOJ Raids Gibson Guitars looking for Illegal Wood

    The Department of Justice is under fire for taking the bold step of sending armed agents into the factories of Gibson Guitar in Nashville and Memphis to seize what it believes to be illegal wood. Via press release from Gibson: The Federal Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. has suggested that the use of wood from India that is not finished by Indian workers is | Read More »

    Vetting Rick Perry

    We need to hold our political candidates’ feet to the fire.  It is primary season, not the general elections, and if there is any time that we should be hard on Republicans for their records and positions, it’s right now.  There’s virtually no such thing as a “gotcha” question right now, because as a candidate for the most powerful job in the world, you’d better | Read More »

    Government Motors Spends Your Money

    Yes, General Motors.  A great example of Obama’s efforts to revitalize our economy.  He bravely handed a failing industry billions of dollars of other people’s money and then planted political friends in high positions while paying off the unions with shares of the company. As recently as May of this year, people like Jen Psaki, White House Deputy Communications Director, and Vice President Joe Biden, | Read More »

    VIDEO: The Blame Game

    This video comes courtesy of our friend Anthropocon, and it documents the one marketable skill that President Obama has: passing the buck. Consider this an open thread. Follow @Ben_Howe

    VIDEO: Happy Birthday President Obama

    Just wanted to wish you a happy (belated) birthday Mr. President, and let you know that I think you’re a miserable failure. Follow @Ben_Howe

    VIDEO: Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

    Three years into this presidency, and Obama wants us to celebrate because unemployment dropped 1/10th of a percent. As has been pointed out here and elsewhere, the numbers are nothing to write home about and are more reflective of people getting out of the workforce than any kind of improvement in job conditions. With all the talk of “pivoting back to jobs,” the feeling of | Read More »

    Lisa Jackson is Using the EPA to Destroy the Coal Industry

    I reported recently on EPA rules that ran the risk of causing shut downs of plants in Texas and elsewhere.  But that was before the massive heatwave began putting the real strain on them.  So much so that they are almost at full capacity.  And unfortunately, the EPA is only tightening it’s grip. Via Wall Street Journal: The agency is now tightening nearly every eco-regulation | Read More »

    Chevy Volt’s Loss is GM’s Gain?

    I’ve talked about General Motor’s CEO Dan Akerson before, but for those who don’t remember, he was appointed to the board of directors by President Obama to represent the administration.  He’s also been a big proponent of the gas tax which he believes will increase the cost of car ownership just enough to get America off of foreign oil by forcing us to choose crappy | Read More »