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    A 290% increase in the gasoline tax would be good for consumers

    A 290% increase in the gasoline tax would be good for consumers

    One of the key issues before the Congress is raising the gasoline tax. That politicians, including GOP senators, would want a hike in the gas tax is unsurprising. The gasoline tax funds the Federal Highway Trust Fund, that piggy bank of under the counter pork and blatant crony capitalism that is beloved of Congress and lobbyists. The incoming Republican leader of the Senate Transportation Committee | Read More »

    American Sniper brings unpleasant truth to the left: people get killed in war

    American Sniper brings unpleasant truth to the left: people get killed in war

    Many moons ago when I was a studly infantry company commander a man in my battalion received an award that was nearly 20 years overdue.  SGT Larry was a legend among the officers. He’d showed up as a private first class wearing a Ranger tab, Special Forces combat patch, combat infantry badge, and master parachutists wings. He was older and had had a checkered career | Read More »

    Obama: Let’s tax college savings plans

    In a tax code littered with carve outs, write offs, deductions, and other tomfoolery, damned little of that goes to the middle-class, which I’ll define broadly as anyone who works for a wage and does not receive food stamps, EITC, or other such means tested benefits. One of the few good things available to the middle class are the 529 plans. These are essentially tax exempt. | Read More »

    Obama declares war on the middle class

    In his upcoming state of the union address Barack Obama will propose approximately $320 billion in new taxes. He’s packaging this as a “Robin Hood*” effort: “By ensuring those at the top pay their fair share in taxes, the president’s plan responsibly pays for investments we need to help middle-class families,” the administration says in a summary. It faces long odds in the Republican-controlled Congress, | Read More »

    Daughter to marry Dad, moves to New Jersey

    I suppose this was inevitable. Once the Supreme Court decided that the state had no right to regulate sexual behavior in Lawrence v. Texas, there was really no logical way for any permutation of orifices, persons, beasts, and instruments to be denied recognition as a legitimate expression of sexuality. Via Fox News (I’m quoting the whole article because there is nothing in here I can | Read More »

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    John Kerry Turns Soft Power Loose on France

    John Kerry Turns Soft Power Loose on France

    After snubbing the French memorial service for the victims of radical Islamic terrorists, the administration has unleashed Secretary of State John Kerry in a one-man blizzard of diplomacy to try to unscrew the situation. What could go wrong, you ask? How could anyone possibly screw up making amends to our oldest ally? To the first nation the infant Republic signed a military defense pact with? Keep | Read More »

    New study claims microaggressions are linked to shortened life span

    The new bugbear for leftist academics and gender studies majors in elite colleges… and soon to be new hotness with Democrat politicians… is the idea of “microaggressions.” The basic idea here is that everyone but Pale Patriarchal Penis People are subjected to a nonstop daily barrage of unintended racism and sexism. For instance, did you use the word “he” generically? Well you are guilty. According | Read More »

    Jailed Sex Offender Wins Special Election In Virginia

    Last month, my colleague Moe Lane reported on the antics of Democrat Virginia Delegate Joe Morrissey. Morrissey, who had been most noted for his propensity for trying to grab guns, had branched out and started grabbing juvenile pudenda. “Democratic Virginia state delegate Joseph Morrissey, who reached a plea agreement for charges relating to a sexual relationship he had with his 17-year-old office assistant, is yet | Read More »

    Duke University becomes a Parisian suburb

    Duke University becomes a Parisian suburb

    Great. In the week after multiple terror attacks by Islamic extremists on Jews and harmless cartoonists in Paris, Duke University has announced it will begin allowing a Friday afternoon Muslim call to prayer to be played via loudspeaker from the Duke Chapel Bell Tower, thereby bringing the suburban Parisian ambience to the upscale campus. The Muslim call to prayer will now be heard weekly across | Read More »

    Obama outlaws Islamic extremism

    In the wake of the collected terrorists attacks in France the Obama administration has given us much to be ashamed of. Top of the list is declining to send a representative to the official memorial service… an act that seemed like an official snub and was initially defended by Secretary of State before he was tossed under the ObamaBus. Coming in a close second it | Read More »

    Cassandra C. versus the Little Eichmanns

    Cassandra C. versus the Little Eichmanns

    Nearly a year ago we covered the case of Justina Pelletier. She was a Massachusetts teenager who had the misfortune to have one set of doctors, those employed by the state, disagree with another set, employed by her parents. The Department of Children and Families took emergency custody of the teen on Valentine’s Day 2013 after a diagnostic dispute arose between some doctors at Tufts | Read More »

    The American Left: Don’t believe those guys, they aren’t really Muslims

    The amazing thing about the American left is the way that any action by itself or its pet groups is the action of deranged individuals and any action by someone vaguely connected with conservatism is an indictment of everyone who holds a political ideology. Nowhere is this more true than when it comes to the actions of muslim extremists. In the wake of the attack | Read More »

    Gas tax fight shaping up in Congress

    Gas tax fight shaping up in Congress

    Congress is searching for a way to fund the Highway Trust Fund and an increase in the gas tax is the preferred method in the Senate. Utah (endorsed by Mark Levin, motto “never count your Hatches before they chicken”) has said that he opposes taxes but he considers the gas tax to be a “user fee.” “I prefer not to increase taxes but to me | Read More »

    Jeffrey Epstein and the triumph of the cultural 1%

    The unfolding scandal of financier, liberal philanthropist, and convicted sex criminal Jeffrey Epstein is interesting from a political standpoint but it is also revealing as a cultural marker. The baseline of the story is that a billionaire liberal Democrat named Jeffrey Epstein was sentence to a short prison term in Florida after receiving the red carpet treatment after his arrest rather than a perp walk. | Read More »

    Ron Paul on Paris terror attack: B****es had it coming

    Ron Paul on Paris terror attack: B****es had it coming

    I try to ignore Ron Paul and his spawn as much as humanly possible but sometimes the doddering old fraud just goes too far. As a recap, Muslim terrorists, or at least everyone in the world thinks they are Muslim terrorists except the Obama administration, stormed the offices of a Parisian magazine that happens to poke fun at Islam and its Mohammed. People were killed. | Read More »