Elizabeth Warren and All The Contempt That She Deserves.
There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. Nobody. You built a factory out there? Good for you. But I want to be clear: you moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for; you hired workers the rest of us paid to educate; you were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire | Read More »
Shiela Jackson-Lee Leaves Us All Speechless.
Recently, Congresswoman Shiela Jackson-Lee went on the air with Tavis Smiley of PBS. During her appearance she was kind enough to explain something to all those crazy conservative bloggers. “Shut up!” And while we’re all zipping the soup-coolers, we’re also supposed to lay off the racial politics. For those of us hoping for greater detail, we are still unsure as to whether we should “Go | Read More »
The ObamaCare 9% Plan
“The open question is whether that’s a one-time spike (In Health Insurance premiums) or the start of a period of higher increases,” said Drew Altman, the chief executive of the Kaiser foundation. (HT: New York Times) So let’s imagine a scenario here. An industry consisting of large, partially-regulated firms sells to a group of individuals with limited purchasing power. The production cost of the product | Read More »
Barack Obama, The Tea Party And The Train-Wreck Of Modern Leftism.
In the meantime, can anybody answer this question: where is the Tea Party of Progressives? Why are the Nascar morons and Jesus jokers the only people in this country who can mount an aggressive political movement? Will somebody please step up and take the baton? (CLusterBeep Nation) There is no Progressive Tea Party, because the Democrats are doing what Democrats want and it leads to | Read More »
Does Our Government Now Hate American Cities?
Internal Revenue Service data from 2009 shows that 58% of all of the tax-exempt interest reported to the IRS was from individuals with incomes of $200,000 or higher. (Bondbuyer.com) In recent weeks, The Federal Reserve and the so-called Obama Administration have teamed up to restrict the ability of American Municipalities to finance long-term, necessary infrastructure projects. Of course, this was neither the stated, nor the | Read More »
Aesthetics, Purpose and American Social Conservatives
Mongol General: Hao! Dai ye! We won again! This is good, but what is best in life? Mongol: The open steppe, fleet horse, falcons at your wrist, and the wind in your hair. Mongol General: Wrong! Conan! What is best in life? Conan: To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women. Mongol General: That is good! | Read More »
Mitt Romney and John F. Kerry – Parallel Lives?
It is not histories I am writing, but lives; and in the most glorious deeds there is not always an indication of virtue of vice, indeed a small thing like a phrase or a jest often makes a greater revelation of a character than battles where thousands die. – Plutarch (HT: Livius.org) History doesn’t tend to repeat itself in completely sinusoidal fashion. It does, however | Read More »
Something To Consider Before We Bail Out The Eurozone
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the Eurozone. No; sadly, the failing and fumbling Postmoderns haven’t been laughed out of power. No, the masses of Europe have not returned to their spiritual gravamen. But, given the impending Greek default, they sure do want something fungible to jam in their stockings. Never worry; never fear; being too big to fail means you can | Read More »
America Needs To Stand on Solid Rock After 2012
When you point your finger ‘cuz your plans fell through, You got three more fingers Pointing back at you! (“Solid Rock” – Dire Straits) Trouble has found our current President Barack Obama. It’s rolling in waves. The number of initial default notices sent to homeowners with delinquent mortgages went up 33% in August. Initial jobless claims went up by 11,000 this last week. More worrying | Read More »
Michele Bachmann Resorts To Junk Science For Personal Advantage
A British medical panel concluded last week that Dr. Wakefield had been dishonest, violated basic research ethics rules and showed a “callous disregard” for the suffering of children involved in his research. Dr. Richard Horton, editor in chief of The Lancet, said that until that decision, he had no proof that Dr. Wakefield’s 1998 paper was deceptive. (HT: The New York Times) The American Conservative | Read More »
Truth, BS, SS And Ponzi Schemes
“It is a Ponzi scheme for these young people. The idea that they’re working and paying into Social Security today, that the current program is going to be there for them, is a lie,” Perry said. “It is a monstrous lie on this generation, and we can’t do that to them.” (HT: Houston Chronicle) Governor Rick Perry has been known to unleash some fairly flamboyant | Read More »
The Top 10 Things Not To Say on 9-11: Paul Krugabe in Perspective
I sometimes get the impression that Paul Krugman expresses a partisan preference for the Democratic Party. The subtly and nuance flies right over my head some days; but I could just swear he’s not a fan of the whole Tea Party Movement or The GOP. Other days, I read Paul Krugabe and could just swear. His venomous, hatred-filled screed in honor of 9-11 was one | Read More »
The American Jobs Act of 2011: Lather, Rinse, Repeat and Fail.
As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly. – Proverbs 26 (HT: Kingjbible.com) It’s fortunate that all our Elected Leader promised us was a Job’s Plan. Because the plan he presented last night looks like a cribbed version of Christine Roemer’s failed effort from 2009. The President’s proposed American Jobs Act features the same boondoggles, the same EBT Cards, | Read More »
If Nixon Could Go To China, Conservatives Can Save The Planet
I verily hate the radical environmentalist movement. Thus, I was overjoyed when President Obama felt forced to pull the plug on a new set of Clean Air Standards. I believe radical environmentalists support expanding the ability of the state to usurp my property and control my actions in a fascist and iniquitous manner. They are soulless hypocrites endangering the ability of future generations to enjoy | Read More »
Sweetness, Light, Peace, Love and Democratic Party Labor Day Rallies; One of These Doesn’t Belong.
“President Obama, this is your army. We are ready to march. Let’s take these son of bitches out and give America back to an America where we belong,” Hoffa added. (HT: Realclearpolitics)* Ah, the Labor Day Holiday. It’s a chance to unwind and chance to relax. A chance to hit the beach one last time and to call your political opponents son-of a…. Hey! Wait | Read More »