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    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 »

    Who are the Real Criminals?

    The United States Federal Register adds an average of about 220 pages per day.  Yes, you read that right.  And yes, that means we are in the 80,000 pages per year zone.  These are the rules that govern our lives, that (some say) cost the country about $1.5 Trillion dollars per year. Never forget that all of these laws, all of the agencies that enforce | Read More »

    Again, No Compromise.

    Late last year, I posted a memo of sorts to anyone who might have listened. At the time, the issue at stake was the expiration of the Bush-era tax cuts. As I thought back on that post, I saw editors from the NY Times offering their insights on Obama offering the “truth” while Boehner “did not.”  I saw the buildup in the mainstream media as | Read More »

    The President’s Spending Cut Prediction was Only Off by 4,000 Billion Dollars.

    Rep. Mick Mulvaney of South Carolina’s 5th district, had strong words today for House Democrats demagoguing the Cut, Cap & Balance proposal from Republicans.  Mulvaney correctly categorizes the Democrat’s own proposal as Duck, Dodge & Dismantle. Sit back and enjoy some awesome schooling from one of the authors of Cut, Cap & Balance. And in case you need further evidence of how ahead of the | Read More »

    Of Demons and Debt Ceilings

    This week I interviewed Ann Coulter about her new bestseller Demonic; a history and analysis of the mob mentality of the American left.  As expected, Ms. Coulter had her wits, her snark, and her razor sharp mind ready to go in both the book and this interview. I also interviewed Dean Clancy, the Legislative Counsel for FreedomWorks, about the impending Debt Ceiling.  We discuss whether | Read More »

    Americans Support Voter I.D.

    Voter I.D. is a fairly simple concept.  People vote.  When they vote, some would like to have the voter provide proof that they are who they claim they are.  Seems reasonable enough given the importance of voting. So of course it has been vilified by the national media and Democrats have called it, you guessed it, racist. “In America, we should be trying to include | Read More »