Luddite Left strikes in San Fran again: attacks Google Glass wearer.
(Via @arstechnica) No, I’ll call the city ‘San Francisco’ when it’s behaving itself: In the aftermath of Friday’s protest in front of the San Francisco home of a Google lawyer, a reporter says that he was assaulted for wearing Google Glass in the city’s Mission District. Kyle Russell, of Business Insider, said that his Glass was torn from his face as he was walking to a local BART | Read More »
Vermont. Or, ‘Why #Obamacare will not lead to single-payer.’
Megan McArdle finished up her article on Vermont’s single-payer woes by pretty much saying that, but I already knew it anyway. The basic problem? It’s going to cost at least $1.6 billion a year (or about 59% of Vermont’s current annual budget)… and there’s no way to pay for it except via massive tax hikes. Megan notes that Vermont’s taxes aren’t actually high at all | Read More »
Second look: Democrats in PA-08 go far out on the #Obamacare branch.
Meant to front this NRCC diary yesterday, but got hung up on stuff. Short version: the PA-08 race has been amusingly complicated on the Democratic side by the fact that both Democratic candidates are on the record as supporting taxpayer-funded gender reassignment surgery. And that’s pretty much it. Go read the rest: I meant to promote it, remember?
Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D, Hawaii-1) is distancing herself from #obamacare. Quietly.
Colleen Hanabusa is in extremely rare territory for a Democrat: she doesn’t have to defend Obamacare.
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NRSC: Why aren’t Democratic Senators practicing what they preach on Equal Pay?
If the Democrats didn’t want to be judged by this standard, then they shouldn’t have tried to impose it in the first place.
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RGA poll shows Scott Brown ahead of Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire Senate race.
No, I don’t know why the RGA was polling the Senate race. I am going to guess that they wanted to see how a big-ticket Senate contest might help or hurt the GOP candidate in the Governor’s race, and that the results were sufficiently rosy that they decided to release the details to the Weekly Standard. Short version: 49/44 Scott Brown/Jeanne Shaheen among likely voters. | Read More »
#Obamacare kills 1,800 New Jersey kids’ healthcare policies.
Why? Oh, the usual reason: the federal government swooped in and slapped a bunch of extra requirements on an existing state-run program, thus automatically invalidating the current policies. As is typical in these cases, the parties involved were not able to work out how to get around the problem – kids don’t give money to Democrats, so there was of course no Obamacare exemption given | Read More »
Hubris, #Obamacare, and November.
I hope someday if, God forbid, tragedy strikes again at a military base, whoever is president doesn’t still head to a fundraiser. – That sentence was said by – at least, according to Salena Zito – an anonymous mother of two filling up her tank at a gas station; and it should absolutely terrify the Democratic party. Salena’s theme in the linked story above is | Read More »
Report: it will take $45M and almost two years to ‘fix’ Cover Oregon.
Guess the Democrats should have done more to make this whole thing a bipartisan disaster, huh?
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Bruce Braley (D CAND, Iowa-SEN) equates lawyering to farm work.
I would appreciate it if Bruce Braley would start pacing himself on the stupid things that he says: I don’t think that it’s fair to let one goofball monopolize my attention (and front page space). We have quite a while before November hits, so there’s no reason why Rep. Braley can’t complete his self-humiliation in a measured and efficient fashion. Although I do admit that | Read More »
Disarming soldiers on base does not prevent shootings.
This sounds like the standard scenario: assailant goes to a firearms-restricted area with an unauthorized gun, shoots people until confronted by somebody who is also armed with a gun, and then the assailant shoots himself to avoid capture. The major differences this time are that the firearms-restricted area was Fort Hood (which had been hit by a thankfully-rare domestic jihadist five years ago), and that | Read More »
BREAKING: Free Speech win in McCutcheon v. FEC!
More details as they come in. Breaking: #scotus strikes down aggregate campaign contribution limits 5-4 per Chief Justice Roberts in McCutcheon case. — SCOTUSblog (@SCOTUSblog) April 2, 2014 Background here: basically, the question was whether you could limit campaign contributions to political groups. Court said no. Cue the screaming by the people who apparently think that the only speech that the Founders wanted to ever | Read More »