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    The Donald Trump Rule: ‘Flip-Flopping’ to the Right Position Can Be a Very Good Thing

    We hear the charge leveled all the time: “Flip-flopper.” When someone fundamentally changes their position on an issue. We are naturally left to wonder if the move is genuine. Are they are saying what they think – or what they think we want to hear? Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has rocketed to to the top of the sixteen-candidate heap – in large part because | Read More »

    Chris Farley Government: Remember When It Was Congress That Made Law? That Was Awesome

    Remember that recurring Saturday Night Live skit where the late Chris Farley was the ultimate fanboy – interviewing those for whom he was the ultimate fanboy? Sniveling and sweaty, he would bring up some of his favorite memories of his interviewees – pretending they were questions by prefacing them with “Remember…?” And when the interviewee said he did in fact remember, Farley would blurt out | Read More »

    Bad Bills Are Like Bad Relationships: We Don’t Need a Break – We Need a Break-Up

    Just about all of us have been there. Dating someone – and it isn’t working. You don’t get along. The person doesn’t give you what you want. You aren’t happy. You each try to change the person, hoping a tweak here or there will suddenly, magically make it work. It doesn’t. You’re friends don’t like the person. Heck – THEIR friends don’t think you two | Read More »

    Why Are Republicans Resurrecting Failed Green Energy Subsidies?

    Thank goodness we last November gave the Republicans the Senate majority. Who besides the GOP would resurrect government money for ridiculous “green” “energy” – which is neither green nor energy? To the tune of tens (if not hundreds) of billions of dollars more down the juice-less rat hole. Oh yeah – every Democrat on the planet. Senate May Revive Expired Green Energy Tax Subsidies The | Read More »

    Yet Again, the Left is Caught Fraudulently Faking Support for its Ridiculous Policies

    Remember Russia’s Potemkin villages? The phrase “Potemkin village”…was originally used to describe a fake portable village, built only to impress…. The phrase is now used, typically in politics and economics, to describe any construction (literal or figurative) built solely to deceive others into thinking that some situation is better than it really is. The modern Left is renowned for erecting Potemkin-esque faux support and supporters | Read More »

    Really Terrible Ideas Do In Fact Generate Bipartisanship. See: Obama, President Barack

    Ahhh…bipartisanship. The unicorn of Washington, D.C. So many Ponce de Leons seek this Fountain of Youth. Like de Leon, most finally give up – and just retire in Florida. Congressional gerrymandering has rendered so many districts so very partisan. And then we wonder why a 72% Republican-district-representative and a 78% Democrat-district-representative can’t find common ground. About the only time there is bipartisanship is when an | Read More »

    A Congresswoman Demands Peace, Love and Big Brother Internet, Man

    Democrat Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) 12% just penned an editorial for the San Francisco Chronicle. That has the patchouli whiff of her writing while sitting at the corner of Haight and Ashbury – in August 1968. It is warmed-over Hippie-Dippie, Flower Power, Socialist nonsense. But Congresswoman Eshoo writes all of this is in defense of a Huge Government Internet power grab. That | Read More »

    Democrats Want Big Government Crony Socialism – Why Are Some Republicans Giving It to Them?

    Look, we get why Democrats want to use the giant-ness of the federal government to punish their enemies and reward their friends. Crony Socialism is in their ideological DNA. And they grow government as huge as possible – to then have the largest possible weapon to wield. But why would Republicans help them with any of this? They are (allegedly) the Less Government Party. The | Read More »

    Government Crushes People – Then Writes Them Checks

    A computer programming maxim is “Garbage in – garbage out.” (C)omputers, since they operate by logical processes, will unquestioningly process unintended, even nonsensical, input data (“garbage in”) and produce undesired, often nonsensical, output (“garbage out”). No one or nothing produces more garbage than government. And their trash has nowhere to go except all over the private sector – us. The federal government alone spends almost | Read More »

    Words Used to Mean Things – Then Came Government

    We are a nation founded upon and (allegedly) governed by words. Beginning with – specifically, foundational-ly – the Constitution. Every syllable was by our Founding Fathers debated and carefully crafted. To ensure a limited, enumerated government, maximum freedom for We the People – and a document that clearly, concisely laid out these parameters. The Constitution is a “living, breathing document” – but with the amendment | Read More »

    A Bad Bill + Crony Socialism = An Even Worse Bill

    The Barack Obama Administration is – even more than any of its predecessors – the Crony Socialism Administration. No prior presidency has used and abused government to do more for its friends – and more to its friends’ competitors – than has this one. When Private Companies Beg for Government Favors – It’s Crony Socialism Crony Socialism: When Private Sector Losers Turn to Big Government | Read More »

    Aren’t We Yet Tired of the Feds Being Totally Wrong – Or Lying to Us?

    Gassy assertions by government officials are, of course, a given. Very few groups of people are more wrong, more consistently – yet with more confidence – than the people who lord over us. There are only two possible explanations. They are either really, really ill informed and naive. Or they know they’re wrong – and they are each respectively lying both of their faces off. | Read More »

    Soviet Union 2.0 – The Environmental Protection Agency

    Former President Richard Nixon is an ancestral RINO – Republican In Name Only. The wobbly GOP wing that insists on delivering us Diet Democrat policies. So it was in 1970 when President Nixon signed an executive order creating the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Get that? A unilateral fiat – how very pre-Barack Obama of him. Was there a resounding clamor for an EPA? Certainly not | Read More »

    After the Power Grabs: Gov Doesn’t Care What Happens to Us – It’s On to the Next Grabs

    How many times has government royally messed up something? And not fired anyone? Or done anything that remotely resembles improving their performance? Oh so very often. In part because they don’t care – once they have the power, they don’t care what happens to us. In part because they are too busy planning their next grabs. A pristine example? Federal Union Says (Office of Personnel | Read More »

    With Just About All Things Government, Less is More – and Better

    Government is just another organism. Just like any other other organism, its first priority is self-preservation. Its second – is to grow. The most it possibly can. It wants to be bigger, do more – control more. There are more than four million humans who work in just the federal government. Most of them see preserving and growing government as in their interest. And see | Read More »