Eye In The Sky. DHS to Monitor More of the Internet.
I am the eye in the sky Looking at you I can read your mind I am the maker of rules Dealing with fools I can cheat you blind – “Eye In The Sky” – Alan Parsons Project (HT:Sing365.com) There was a point pretty soon after the 9-11 attacks, where I used to get in a lot of arguments with other Conservatives. Something about the | Read More »
Meet The Newest Democratic Party Governor
Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you Lincoln Chafee. He currently serves as the politically independent governor of Rhode Island. In a recent interview with WPRI, Chafee seemed to toss around the idea of being a Democrat. Chafee’s typical vapid non-speak follows below. The next gubernatorial election is “a long way away” and running as a Democrat “would be a hard step, just because of history,” | Read More »
Is Unofficial Inflation Present In The Economy?
In the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, inflation became a crippling detriment to the American Economy. Federal Reserve Chairman, Paul Volker, showed remarkable patriotism for a Democrat. He brought down the hammer athwart this scourge. He raised interest rates through the roof and forced down the price of most consumables to acceptable levels. As a result of Paul Volker’s courage and love for America, the | Read More »
Doug Mataconis Repeats Dean Acheson’s Folly
The self-infatuated Doug Mataconis has lined up in predictable “Conservative” support for Barack Obama’s suggestion that we balance the budget by cutting defense. He offers up three fatuous arguments below. 1.There is no nation on the planet that poses a real threat to the United States in the way that the USSR during the Cold War….That’s not to say that there aren’t threats out there, | Read More »
Children Of The Corn – How Ethanol Damages America!
The market for ethanol is propped up by the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), a Soviet-style production quota. Conservatives should be appalled by this reversion to Stalin-era central planning. Should taxpayers have to subsidize ethanol too? – (HT: globalwarming.org) So let’s make a deal! I’ll give you a new source of fuel that has 1/3 the energy of your gasoline. In return for that, I’ll dramatically | Read More »
“The People’s Budget” – A Real, Live Proposal to Tax the Rich!
No, if you want to get the budget under control without meaningfully cutting into entitlements, you’re going to need to hike taxes substantially on the middle class. I’m waiting for the first politician to say this out loud. -Megan McArdle (HT: The Atlantic) I’m usually not big on giving the Congressional Progressive Caucus much credit for anything beyond continued respiration and economic stupidity. However, they | Read More »
Sorry Bruce Fein – Cupidity And Hubris Are Not Impeachable Offenses
I took the Canal Zone and let Congress debate; and while the debate goes on, the canal does also. – President Theodore Roosevelt. (HT: Brainyquote.com) Bruce Fein has long believed that Democracy in America was going the way of the Roman Republic under the rule of Caesar Augustus. He believes that so strongly that he has been especially critical of Presidents Clinton, Bush II and | Read More »
ObamaCare With Jets, Stupid Human Tricks in Libya With Live Ammo.
“You permitted Libya to sell oil. For what purpose? Just keep the price of oil down?” he said. “This is also a war against the Libyan people. If the west wants to protect Libyans they should protect them through every arena, economic, political and military,” he added. Ahmed el-Sharif, Libyan Rebel Finance Minister. (HT: Financial Times) Former Red Army Generals all across Russia must be | Read More »
It’s Oligarchical Collectivism or Shutdown
DISCLOSURE: Repair_Man_Jack is a psuedonym for a person who works as a Civil Servant for the United States Federal Government. “A lot of people with budgetary responsibility are planning for a shutdown instead of for next year’s budget,” said Diane Breckenridge, who works in the office of the secretary of Health and Human Services. “It doesn’t add to the productivity of the government.” (HT: Washington | Read More »
The Nobel Peace Prize, Falo Delle Vanita and The Zionist Regime
Bonfire of the Vanities (Italian: Falò delle vanità) refers to the burning of objects that are deemed to be occasions of sin. The most infamous one took place on 7 February 1497, when supporters of the Dominican priest Girolamo Savonarola collected and publicly burned thousands of objects like cosmetics, art, and books in Florence, Italy, on the Mardi Gras festival. (HT: Wikipedia.com) It would appear | Read More »
Irreligion And Irrationality. Don’t Believe The Hate.
When intellectually-oriented atheists or agnostics choose to opine on religious matters, they sometimes tend to surject their own predictably negative views of religious practice into the discussion. This is particularly true when they deign to inform us how rigorously logical they are. Examining two attempts to cast pearls of agnostic or atheist logic before the deeply religious swine demonstrate the predictable vapidity of the hostile | Read More »
A Bogus Science Tries To Come In From The Cold
The last two years have been unkind to Geophysical Science. Or, perhaps accurately, they have been unkind to be people who work in the Geophysical Sciences using questionable ethical standards. A recent spate of credible allegations left many of most egregious practitioners of “curious statistical methodologies” and “unique data normalization procedures” stuck in a precarious spot vis-à-vis their professional honor. A new study released by | Read More »
Voter ID Means One Thing Less Is Now Wrong With Kansas
“Securing our elections is not a Republican issue. It’s not a Democrat issue. It’s an American issue,” said Secretary of State Kris Kobach, one of the proponents of the measure. “This bill ensures that in Kansas it’s easy to vote, but hard to cheat.” (HT: Kansas City Star) Voter ID should be an absolute no-brainer. It should be a no-brainer for the government; it should | Read More »
The Budget Battle (I May Not Be Smart Enough To Solve This One).
Conservatives worked hard last election to change our nation’s direction. They reposed their trust and their confidence in the GOP. The GOP got control of the House of Representatives and promised a whole lot more Halloween Candy than they can possibly deliver. I’ve posted two separate thoughts on this mess that may well explain why the current budget debate isn’t working more in our favor.
Mr. Trump – You’re Fired!!
I congratulate BigGator5 for bringing Donald Trump’s total dishonesty to my attention. It both disgusted me, and reminded me that after posting this categorical rejection of Mike Huckabee as a potential GOP Presidential Nominee, I had to be fair when I blogged in anger. Thus I will dispense some more justice. Mr. Trump, get a haircut. You’re fired!