Not Breaking News: Democrats Set to Nominate Unlikable Harpy
Here is a great and immutable truth – the more Americans are exposed to Hillary Clinton, the less they like her. During the latter half of Bill Clinton’s presidency, she was perhaps the only first lady in American history who had higher unfavorability ratings than favorability ratings. Since then she has basically played seatwarmer for a number of relatively high profile jobs without actually doing | Read More »
There is Something Called “Transability”
Surprisingly, “transability” does not refer to one’s ability to provide oneself with transportation. It’s a much sadder and much more depressing indictment of our society as a whole. OTTAWA — When he cut off his right arm with a “very sharp power tool,” a man who now calls himself One Hand Jason let everyone believe it was an accident. But he had for months tried different | Read More »
Kickstarter is the pinnacle of the Indie era of Video Games
Over at the long-standing video game development website Gamasutra, Andrew Pellerano has a featured post saying Kickstarter threatens innovation and the whole video game industry. This is nonsense, and his own example, meant to be full of impact, doesn’t even hold water.
Governor Greg Abbott on Campus Carry and Battling the Obama Administration
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Texas Governor Greg Abbott to discuss the campus carry legislation passed by the Texas Legislature, the Governor’s battles against the Obama Administration, and get a report on the floods that recently ravaged The Lone Star State.
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Free Trade: Less Government Everywhere Means Cheaper Stuff Here (and Everywhere)
More government means more expensive everything. Every second and penny spent paying government taxes and complying with government regulations – raises the prices of the goods and services people proffer. And more government makes it more difficult to innovate – to create and improve goods and services. Innovation is delayed or outright prevented – because the time and money wasted on government could be much | Read More »
Why Denny Hastert’s indictment is a danger to us all
I was never a huge Hastert fan when he was Speaker of the House. I was never quite sure what, if anything, he believed in. Having said that, he did a couple of good things. He instituted the “Hastert Rule,” which says no bill comes to the floor of the House unless a majority of the GOP caucus is in favor of it. When the | Read More »
The Opposite Of The Police State
The Fires of Anarchy Burn In The Cities. I’ll confess something right at the beginning. When I see a police car in the rearview mirror, I feel a certain unease. Not hatred, not fear, just a general “Oh crud! Why is he following my car today?” I don’t believe anyone unconditionally loves a police officer who hasn’t married or given | Read More »
Tech at Night: Rand Paul replaces one data gathering program with another
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) 82% wants you to think that large-scale data mining on (publicly available) metadata is a horrible thing, and a massive threat to your privacy. Even when that data gathering is done with a warrant. So it shows just how disingenuous his whole stunt was, that he’s doing his own privacy-threatning database building. His supporters have been duped. He | Read More »
If Your ‘Authentic Self’ Requires Plastic Surgery and Hormone Therapy, You Need Help, Not Affirmation.
I hope a lot of people are praying for Bruce Jenner. It seems most of Hollywood and the White House are applauding him decided that he is now a she. Bruce Jenner certainly has issues, but society itself has gotten mentally sick when it confuses compassion with celebration. Look, I realize this is going to piss off those of you who already live in a | Read More »