Tuesday, April 30, 2013


PLEASE SUGGEST APPROPRIATE SEXY STARS TO PORTRAY Hillary & Bill Have you ever wanted to see a Hollywood biopic about the budding romance between young Bill & Hillary? Well, too bad. The Wrap: Fresh off spectacular reviews for his Sundance film “The Spectacular Now,” James Ponsoldt is attached to direct “Rodham,” an indie movie about Hillary Clinton’s early years, TheWrap has learned. Written by up-and-coming screenwriter Young Il Kim, “Rodham” placed fourth on the 2012 Black List. Set during the height of the Watergate scandal, the story follows rising star Hillary Rodham, the youngest lawyer chosen for the House Judiciary Committee to Impeach Nixon, who finds herself forced to choose between a destined path to the White House and her unresolved feelings for former boyfriend Bill Clinton, who is teaching law in Arkansas… Ponsoldt has had good luck unearthing gems from the Black List, which catalogs Hollywood’s best unproduced screenplays. Sounds like a winner. This is sure to be a box-office smash. THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL PROPAGANDA IS OFF & RUNNING


STATE SPONSORED TERRORISM! TERRORISTS ON WELFARE: Tsarnaev Family Received $100,000 In Benefits. UPDATE: “The Tsarnaev brothers were state-supported terrorists. The state was Massachusetts.” SHOCKER: Book: Obama surrounds self with ‘idolizers,’ plots legacy with scholars. TIM CARNEY: Obama should blame Tea Party, not NRA, for gun control defeat. Posted at 7:27 am by Glenn Reynolds WHO COULD HAVE SEEN THIS COMING? Obamanomics: Consumer spending falls as taxes rise. Government Efficiency: NEGLECT: Past 4 Years: VA Budget Up 40 Percent, Yearlong Pending Claims Up 2,000 Percent. TERRORISTS ON WELFARE: Tsarnaev Family Received $100,000 In Benefits. UPDATE: “The Tsarnaev brothers were state-supported terrorists. The state was Massachusetts.” CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: Administration is Stonewalling on Benghazi, But MSM Won’t Say So. Related: Report: Obama admin has issued threats against the Benghazi whistleblowers? SO HOUSE DEMS SAY THAT GLOBAL WARMING COULD LEAD TO PROSTITUTION: Dem resolution warns climate change could push women to ‘transactional sex.’ Meanwhile, Russian scientists say that we’re heading into a period of Global Cooling. So does this mean fewer hookers?

Present nightmares- How far We Have Strayed from Federalist Papers

Present nightmares- How far We Have Strayed from Federalist Papers “The number of individuals employed under the Constitution of the United States will be much smaller than the number employed under the particular States.” Wrong “The operations of the federal government will be most extensive and important in times of war and danger; those of the State governments, in times of peace and security.” Wrong “But ambitious encroachments of the federal government, on the authority of the State governments, would not excite opposition of a single State, or of a few States Only. They would be signals of general alarm. Every government would espouse the common cause. A correspondence would be opened. Plans of resistance would be concerted. One spirit would animate and conduct the whole. “ Wrong. “The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.” Right. Each of James Madison’s Federalist nightmares have come true.

Monday, April 29, 2013

The murder would take place in another room anyway

The murder would take place in another room anyway The New York Post's Kyle Smith has a lengthy report on a video produced by Live Action, "an anti-abortion group founded by activist Lila Rose," at a Bronx abortion clinic called Dr. Emily's Women's Health Center: “In an exchange laden with euphemisms on both sides to conceal the gruesome nature of the discussion, the pregnant woman wondered aloud what would happen if "it" (her fetus) emerged from her intact and alive. The employee assigned to take note of medical history reassured the woman, "We never had that for ages" (a seeming admission that a baby did survive abortion at the clinic at least once) but that should "it" "survive this," "They would still have to put it in like a jar, a container, with solution, and send it to the lab. . . . We don't just throw it out in the garbage." Oh, and this innocuous-sounding "solution" was, of course, a toxic substance suitable for killing an infant. "Like, what if it was twitching?" asked the pregnant woman. "The solution will make it stop," said the clinic employee. "That's the whole purpose of the solution . . . It will automatically stop. It won't be able to breathe anymore." As for any qualms a woman might have about seeing her newborn child being poisoned and drowned in a jar, the employee advised her "patient" not to worry: She'd be under sedation, and the murder would take place in another room anyway.”

MOCKERY: The Greatest Weapon Against The Tyranny Of “Very Serious People”

MOCKERY: The Greatest Weapon Against The Tyranny Of “Very Serious People” – Laughter. “Never forget, the “achilles heel” of anyone who’s driving aim in life is to CONTROL the lives of other people is his or her aching need to be taken ‘seriously’.” Most of them make it easy by being so laughable. THE COUNTRY’S IN THE VERY BEST OF HANDS: Food stamps pay for billions in junk food, but USDA won’t say how much. “Food stamp participation is at an all-time high, costing taxpayers $80 billion in 2012 alone, but the U.S. Department of Agriculture refuses to make public how much of that money pays for junk food. 2010 study by the Center for Science in the Public Interest said that spending was even higher, estimating soda companies reap as much as $4 billion each year in SNAP money. IF ONLY THEY WERE THIS INDEFATIGABLE ABOUT PROTECTING OUR RIGHTS: Sen. Manchin vows to continue fight to pass background check bill. DON’T WAIT FOR THE CAVALRY; SADDLE UP YOURSELF: The Good Guys Are Not Coming To Save Us. At least Tom Z tried to ride to the rescue of the errant Ohio Republican Party. UNDERFUNDED/OVERGENEROUS PUBLIC PENSIONS MEET THE K-12 IMPLOSION: In Illinois, public pensions already gobbling up education funding. NONPROFIT HYPOCRISY: Nonprofit Pushes Paid Sick Leave While Its Interns Go Unpaid. “One of the nation’s top advocates for paid sick leave utilizes unpaid interns who lack the pay and benefits for which the group lobbies. The National Partnership for Women & Families (NPWF), a lucrative nonprofit that lobbies for mandatory paid sick leave laws in cities and states across the country, advertised part and full-time internships on its website that come without compensation or benefits.”

Friday, April 26, 2013

OBAMA Final words to Planned Parenthood “God Bless You”

OBAMA Final words to Planned Parenthood “God Bless You” Imagine, only 6 months ago he was Pro-Life. Politics or Perfidity? OUR IDIOT BETTERS: Williams-Sonoma, the specialty retailer of home furnishings and gourmet cookware with over 250 stores in the United States, has pulled pressure cookers from their shelves following the Boston Marathon bombing. "It's a temporary thing out of respect," said Kent, who is the Store Manager of the Williams-Sonoma at the Natick Mall . "Barney Frank compares al-Qaeda to Tea Party"--headline, Washington Examiner website, April 25 FIVE SAD PICTURES FROM YESTERDAY’S ANTI-NRA MARCH: “A generous estimation of the crowd size would have been about 100 people, including members of the media.” Folks were tweeting that there were more members of the media than there were marchers. IT’S NOT A TAX INCREASE. IT’S JUST A TAX . . . FACILITATION! Senate advances online sales tax measure. KEVIN WILLIAMSON: “The current debate over the Internet sales tax — the woefully misnamed Marketplace Fairness Act — is not about companies like Apple, but about the next Apple. A giant such as Apple has the resources to calculate, collect, and remit taxes on behalf of each of the country’s 9,600 or so sales-tax authorities, and in fact it does so. But the compliance costs imposes by the Marketplace Fairness Act would place smaller upstarts at a distinct disadvantage, which is, I suspect, one reason that market incumbents such as Amazon support the tax. The real cost of taxes is not the revenue out the door to the taxman; it’s the revenue out to the door to the taxman plus all of the costs involved in complying with the tax code.” K-12 IMPLOSION UPDATE: Another Anti-Voucher Democrat, With Kids in the Best Private School. “So Terry McAuliffe, who has had four kids going to a roughly $30,000 per student tuition private school (perhaps there’s a sibling discount), opposes the use of vouchers to send poorer kids to private schools.”

Thursday, April 25, 2013


THEY’RE FROM THE GOVERNMENT AND THEY’RE HERE TO HELP YOU: Did The Government Cause Our Long-Term Unemployment Problem? From Yevdokiya Zagumenova‘s comment: Parasites don’t usually like the idea of their hosts being able to escape into freedom. OBAMACARE FOR THEE, BUT NOT FOR ME: Outrageous: Lawmakers negotiating Obamacare exemption for Congress. 80% OF LIFE IS SHOWING UP: UNLESS YOU’RE IN CONGRESS. Congress Ought to at Least Show Up to Vote: The House and Senate both violate the Constitution’s quorum requirement. #NARRATIVEFAIL: Brendan O’Neill: Where is the mob of Muslim-hating Americans going crazy after Boston? It’s a figment of liberals’ imaginations. Kinda like those oft-imagined but seldom-seen Tea Party Terrorists. WHO NEED “GREEN ENERGY”: #GREENFAIL: Promise of shale gas throws ‘unexpected wrench’ into Germany’s green energy plans. MEGAN MCARDLE: The Real Problem With the Internet Sales Tax. “People who are saying this is no big deal aren’t thinking things through.” President Emptychair POLL: Most voters — 61 percent — say Obama should have been more involved in response to Benghazi attack.. SORRY, NO NATIONAL PLAY — DOESN’T FIT THE NARRATIVE: Gun carrying man ends stabbing spree at Salt Lake grocery store.


IS GOVERNMENT SMARTER THAN CITIZENS? “Government should not be assumed to command more knowledge than the individuals affected. The latter, at least in the absence of the free-rider problem, have every incentive to inform themselves. Government – politicians and bureaucrats – will do so only if votes are at stake. In general, government may prove to be willing to intervene, once accorded the power, in response to decisive voter groupings and dominant pressure groups and irrespective of the underlying efficiency criterion of the public interest.” From: Steven N.S. Cheung’s, The Myth of Social Cost

Wednesday, April 24, 2013


-HE ONLY SURPRISE IS THAT THE NUMBER ISN’T HIGHER: Poll: During Manhunt, 69% Of Voters Wanted Gun. -FOOD STAMP RECRUITER!!!!! THE LIFE OF A FOOD-STAMP RECRUITER: “In fact, it is Nerios’s job to enroll at least 150 seniors for food stamps each month, a quota she usually exceeds. Alleviate hunger, lessen poverty: These are the primary goals of her work. But the job also has a second and more controversial purpose for cash-strapped Florida, where increasing food-stamp enrollment has become a means of economic growth, bringing almost $6 billion each year into the state. The money helps to sustain communities, grocery stores and food producers.” -Daniel Farber’s and Philip Frickey’s important 1991 volume, Law and Public Choice: Ultimately, the health of the republic rested on civic virtue – that is, on the willingness of individuals to sacrifice private interests to the common good. This school of thought, which sought to revive the classical virtues of the Roman republic, has become known as republicanism…. The dark side of republicanism is its potentially totalitarian tendency to subordinate individuals to the public good, as defined by governmental elites. One of the most frequent and unfortunate failures to understand that things don’t always scale linearly involves democracy. Too many people assume that what holds true for their book club or homeowners association holds true for democratic polities of millions of people. -GREEN CRONYISM: White House Knew Fisker Automotive Was in Trouble– Gave Them Your Money Anyway. -Now this: Tamerlan Tsarnaev got Massachusetts welfare benefits. Marathon bombings mastermind Tamerlan Tsarnaev was living on taxpayer-funded state welfare benefits even as he was delving deep into the world of radical anti-American Islamism, the Herald has learned. -State officials confirmed last night that Tsarnaev, slain in a raging gun battle with police last Friday, was receiving benefits along with his wife, Katherine Russell Tsarnaev, and their 3-year-old daughter. . . . In addition, both of Tsarnaev’s parents received benefits, and accused brother bombers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan were recipients through their parents when they were younger, according to the state. The news raises questions over whether Tsarnaev financed his radicalization on taxpayer money. -BACK IN 2001, MICKEY KAUS POINTED OUT A WELFARE-TERRORISM CONNECTION. Kaus wrote: “The point isn’t simply that many terrorists take advantage of Western welfare states, the same way they take advantage of Western freedoms and Western technology. The point is that extreme anti-social terrorist ideologies (radical Islam, in particular) seem to breed in ‘oppositional’ cultures supported by various government welfare benefits.”



Right on power and privilege?

Right on power and privilege? “It was a thing hardly to be expected that in a popular revolution the minds of men should stop at that happy mean which marks the salutary boundary between POWER AND PRIVILEGE, and combines the energy of government with the security of private rights. A failure in this delicate and important point is the great source of the inconveniences we experience...” Hamilton is right - power and privilege accumulate in a central government. “Unless we presume at the same time that the power of the general government will be worse administered than those of the State government, there seems to be no room for the presumption of ill-will, disaffection, or opposition in the people. I believe it may be laid down as a general rule that their confidence in and obedience to a government will commonly be proportioned to the goodness or badness of its administration.” Hamilton is right again - power and privilege can corrupt the administration of a central government. Power and privilege - who could have guessed? We being inconvenienced today? Who could have guessed. Is there hope? Maybe. Each graduate will receive 14 tickets to Obama’s commencement address at Ohio State because enthusiasm has not been as high as expected! Could it be that the sheeple of Ohio have finally realized the Emperor Has No Clothes!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013


PUNISHING THE VOTERS FOR THEIR INTRANSIGENCE: Flight Delays as Political Strategy: The FAA furloughs traffic controllers rather than cut other spending. Just remember, the sequester was Obama’s idea. BARACK OBAMA’S ORGANIZATION expecting another gun control vote before 2014 elections? EVEN HIS TAME MEDIA NOW ADMIT IT: POLITICO: Taxes: President Obama’s budget would hit middle class. HuffPo: Obama Budget Plan Results In ‘Back Door’ Tax Increase For Middle-Class Households: Analysis. Hey, remember that pledge not to raise taxes on people making less than $250,000? Me neither. WAIT, WHAT ABOUT THAT PLEDGE OF NO TAX INCREASES FOR FAMILIES MAKING LESS THAN $250,000 A YEAR? White House Endorses Internet Sales Tax. DEPENDS ON YOUR METRIC. IT ENRICHED PLENTY OF CRONIES. Obama’s crony capitalism posts more pitiful results. If that’s the goal — and it is — the results aren’t “pitiful” at all.


BOSTON’S “HUDDLED MASSES” "A bomb can't beat us," President Obama assured Bostonians three days after the attack. "We don't hunker down ... we don't cower in fear." Yes we do. Less than 24 hours after Obama left town, hundreds of thousands of us were "sheltering in place." ACTUALLY, IT WAS AS SOON AS OBAMA JETTED OFF THAT THE FRIGHTENED MASSES WERE ORDERED TO COWER. “I think this (THE LOCKDOWN)was a severe overreaction based on fear, not reason. The cost of the shutdown was estimated at $330 million by Business Week. An estimate of the cost of the militia response was over $100 million. Economic cost is one goal of terrorism, as we know.” BOSTON’S “HUDDLED MASSES” The best they can do is tell me to lock myself in my home while they search for the bad guy. Though the residents of Watertown (and the surrounding greater-Boston area) were held in a state of near-martial law, the best most of them could do was huddle in their homes, hoping the police would take their 3 a.m. call and come running to rescue them before the terrorist killed them. . . . I realized right then that if I were holed up in my house while a cold-blooded terrorist roamed my neighborhood, I wouldn’t want to be a sitting duck with only a deadbolt lock between me and an armed intruder. LEFTIES NEVER LEARN Some of the stories we tell are naive: "This is a progressive town, the People's Republic," a Cambridge high school teacher remarked. "How could this be in our midst?" he wondered, as if diversity were a cure for all evil.

Monday, April 22, 2013


WITH HEADLINES LIKE THESE FROM POLITICIANS AND MEDIA, WHO NEEDS REALITY: CIVIL SOCIETY, NOT BIG BROTHER, IS THE AMERICAN WAY Civil society, not Big Brother, is the American way. “As with every terrorist attack and high-profile killing, the Boston bombing has prompted calls for Americans to give up civil liberties for the sake of security. Rather than gun control or airport pat-downs, this time the call is for a Big Brother-like network of police cameras allowing authorities to more closely monitor people who move about the streets. But the story of the Boston bombers — the details of their crime and their capture — makes the opposite argument. We don’t need more government surveillance. We need to maintain robust civil society and public spiritedness.” TIM CARNEY ON BOSTON HOW’S THAT HOPEY-CHANGEY STUFF WORKIN’ OUT FOR YA? (CONT’D): Food stamp growth up 10x job growth, says Thune. HUNT FOR THE ELUSIVE TEA PARTY MURDERER CONTINUES: Liberal hopes were dashed with the revelation that the Boston Marathon bombers were a couple of Chechen Muslim immigrants. The Left was so sure they had finally bagged the elusive Tea Party murderer! The bombings occurred in Boston on Tax Day. Surely, at long last, the opportunity to smear libertarians, small-government conservatives, anti-tax crusaders, and the whole hellish tri-corner hat crowd was at hand! ”Two plus two equals…?” Michael Moore burbled happily, retreating back into his copious shell of sub-human idiocy when the answer turned out to be “Islam.” NPR: Hitler’s Birthday “Big” For The Right. (Nobody told me, I wasn’t invited to the party) UPDATE: Related: Flashback: Remnick Attacks Tea Party as Racially Motivated. Organizing For Action (OFA) is a paper tiger? OFA Outnumbered By Tea Partiers At Ted Cruz Protest in Dallas (Video). OFA is Obama’s newly organized permanent campaign lobby and fund raising front. TO BE FAIR, I THINK A LOT OF THINGS SURPRISE HER: CNN’s Erin Burnett Surprised Bombing Suspects Aren’t ‘Stereotypical’ Americans. VICTOR DAVIS HANSON: Postmodern Prudes: In the age of relativism, popular morality hasn’t so much disappeared as become schizophrenic. Posted at 10:09 pm by Glenn Reynolds DENMARK RECONSIDERS THE WELFARE STATE: The 36-year-old single mother, given the pseudonym “Carina” in the news media, had more money to spend than many of the country’s full-time workers. All told, she was getting about $2,700 a month, and she had been on welfare since she was 16. ..... “But now people do not have that mentality. They think of these benefits as their rights. The rights have just expanded and expanded. And it has brought us a good quality of life. But now we need to go back to the rights and the duties. We all have to contribute.” MAYBE IT JUST MAKES STUPIDITY MORE APPARENT: Why Does Evil Make Liberals Stupid? FROM TODAY’S JOURNALISTS, THIS COUNTS AS A GENEROUS ADMISSION: Terrorists don’t observe gun laws, notes AP. THE BENEFITS OF GOING TO CHURCH: A NEW YORK TIMES commentator suggests that religion “helps people die without making too much of a fuss.” Maybe that’s why the New York Times, in this era of ObamaCare and Death Panels, is seeming more sympathetic. . FUNNY, THIS NEVER SEEMS TO HAPPEN AT TEA PARTY RALLIES: Gunfire Erupts At Colorado Pot Rally, 2 Wounded. JOHN FUND: Putting Lipstick On The ObamaCare Pig: Even formerly enthusiastic Democrats now predict a “train wreck.” “Indeed, the facts today are that Obamacare remains as unpopular now as when it was passed in 2010, AMERICANS STILL buying up guns at a record pace.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Euphemisms or Obamaisms? Will Boston end them?

Euphemisms or Obamaisms? Will Boston end them? Four years were poorly invested in a failed alternate paradigm — “overseas contingency operations,” “workplace violence,” “man-caused disasters,” worries over losing the Army “diversity program,” and restrictions on the use of “terror,” or “jihadist,” or “Islamic terror,” or “Islamist.” I don’t think we are going to hear as much that the Muslim Brotherhood is largely a secular organization, that Benghazi was just a spontaneous demonstration, or that jihad is a holy struggle and a legitimate tenet of Islam. Not euphemism, not “George Bush did it,” not the president’s middle name or his Nobel Peace Prize, not “leading from behind” will endear the United States to radical Islam. These were the luxurious of a complacency achieved by earlier vigilance. The effect of multicultural euphemism will be either nugatory or counterproductive, in sending the message that a therapeutic society prefers to be liked rather than feared, a prescription for endangering the innocent at the expense of elites’ self-satisfied morality. From: Victor Davis Hanson

Friday, April 19, 2013

Unlike Boston, with Benghazi

CBS’S SHARYL ATKISSON: “Unlike Boston, with Benghazi the govt never released the promised surveillance video. And no suspects identified or arrests to date.”

Coded language prevails

Coded language prevails I do no recognize my country anymore. A nearby city will sponsor two “Health Disparity Awareness Events” funded by a grant from the Ohio Commission on Minority Health. Fat, sick black people, anyone? Screenings, tests and Zumba-exercise demos are part of the events. Low income gets you some of this ‘healthful’ stuff free. I do not recognize my country anymore. Boston is today a city with people told to “shelter in place.” Each and every official then translates this to mean ‘stay home.’ Why not just use plain English and not weird code words?

Thursday, April 18, 2013


"Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority. It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters." - Daniel Webster


CHOOSING DICTATOR CHAVEV OVER DEMOCRAT THATCHER IS NO-BRAINER FOR OBAMA! Protocol: President Obama declined to send a high-level delegation to Wednesday's funeral of Britain's Margaret Thatcher. It's a measure of how little he values the special relationship — and a sign of his own smallness. ...... On Tuesday, the White House announced that gun control was a more pressing issue, so there'll be no high-level representation from the Obama administration at the funeral that will be attended by Queen Elizabeth. Instead, an ex-ambassador, an embassy charge d'affaires and two respected former Secretaries of State from decades past will represent us. That's a lower-level delegation than the one he sent to Caracas for the funeral of Venezuela's anti-American dictator Hugo Chavez last month, which saw a sitting congressman there to represent the U.S. This snub shows Obama places partisan politics above leadership or statecraft. His strange antipathy toward the British is well known — he insultingly returned the bust of Winston Churchill to the U.K. after it was loaned to the White House in friendship after 9/11, among many slights. He also despises everything Thatcher stood for — free men and free markets — in favor of a socialistic state, based on both his policies and his past. Read More At Investor's Business Daily: http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/041613-652130-obama-downplaying-thatcher-funeral-proves-his-smallness.htm#ixzz2QpUtYUmM Follow us: @IBDinvestors on Twitter | InvestorsBusinessDaily on Facebook

Tuesday, April 16, 2013


Awkward for President Obama? By Kathryn Jean Lopez April 16, 2013 1:07 PM DR. GOSNELL SLAUGHTERED BABIES FOR 10 YEARS - PRESS BOX EMPTY AT HIS TRIAL! Representative Marlin Stutzman of Illinois asked an excellent question last week: “Has our national conscience been irreversibly seared by the deaths of more than 1.2 million unborn children every year in this country?” This is a problem beyond politics, but politics could help. I wouldn’t mind my president being asked and reflecting on the question. As I said in the column, the existence of the Gosnell case insists on a national examination of conscience. Our choice is to do nothing in the face of this horror or actually protect lives and help women. Does anyone really want to be complacent or indifferent in the face of such inhumanity? Jay Carney asked about the Gosnell trial said the President Obama is aware of it and the details being reported are “certainly” “unsettling.” Given it is an ongoing trial, Carney, said, the White House could not comment further. Funny, he commented immediately on Travon Martin, Skip Gates and the filmmaker he railroaded after Bengazi.

Sunday, April 14, 2013


INSERT ANY ISSUE: In the name of protecting consumers, government raises the safety standards that must be met by all firms supplying good X. Members of ideological group A, along with executives of the regulated firms, complain that this regulation – being costly – discourages the supply of X and, thereby, harms the very people that the regulation is ostensibly meant to help. These opponents of the regulation accuse its proponents of naively assuming that the regulation’s consequences will be only those happy ones trumpeted by the government officials who impose the regulation. Members of ideological group B, along with the government officials who impose the regulation, deny that any such unintended negative consequences will result. These proponents of the regulation accuse its opponents of telling hysterical scare stories meant only to frighten the public into rejecting common-sense safety rules that no legitimate supplier will have any trouble meeting and that will clearly promote the public good.

Saturday, April 13, 2013


INFANTICIDE IGNORED - INCONVENIENT TO PROGRESSIVISM FROM: The Atlantic: Why Dr. Kermit Gosnell’s Trial Should Be a Front-Page Story: The dead babies. The exploited women. The racism. The numerous governmental failures. It is thoroughly newsworthy. “This case is about a doctor who killed babies and endangered women. What we mean is that he regularly and illegally delivered live, viable babies in the third trimester of pregnancy – and then murdered these newborns by severing their spinal cords with scissors.” BUT HAVE YOU SEEN ANY OF IT ON THE “MAINSTREAM NEWS” ? ED DRISCOLL: Old Media Slowly Awakens To Gosnell Horrors. “The key word is slowly; if you haven’t seen it yet, click over to to Hot Air for the photo of row after empty row of seats in the media section of the trial of Kermit Gosnell. But Terry Moran of ABC’s Nightline slowly awakens to the horrific Gosnell story ‘Kermit Gosnell is probably the most successful serial killer in the history of the world.’ As Jim Treacher responds, ‘Don’t tell us. Tell your viewers.’”

Friday, April 12, 2013


LAST CALL FOR ETHANOL? Is The End In Sight For America’s Biofuel Boondoggle? The federal government’s ability to force green technologies into the marketplace has failed pretty much everywhere. SENATORS RAND PAUL, TED CRUZ, MIKE LEE: Why Is The Senate Voting On A Bill No One Has Read? Because they don’t want you to know until it’s too late. THE DEMOCRATS’ STRATEGY ON GUN CONTROL SEEMS TO BE A MIXTURE OF EMOTIONAL BULLYING AND MCCARTHYISM: Connecticut senator to Rupert Murdoch: You should refuse to air the NASCAR race that the NRA’s sponsoring.

Thursday, April 11, 2013


WHY DO WE ELECT IDIOTS WHO DON’T UNDERSTAND ’ECONOMICS’ ‘BUSINESS’ OR ‘LABOR’ REALITY? Brown seeking to raise minimum wage to $10.10 More than one million Ohio workers would be impacted by proposed legislation to increase the federal minimum wage, according to Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) FREEDOM IS SLAVERY Martin Wolf here is responding to the charge, made conspicuously by Naomi Klein [also Pres. Obama, Mayor Bloomberg & Michelle Obama], that corporations’ advertising and logos impose – or are a sign of – some sort of slavery over consumers: This charge – that corporations own customers – is another example of the lie that freedom is slavery. We are free to make choices, however. Insisting upon anything else demeans us. It is because we are free that corporations need to seduce us. Logos exist, therefore, not because corporations are strong, but because they are so weak. YOU CAN TRUST THE GOVERNMENT WITH YOUR INFORMATION: Missouri Secretly Shares Entire CCW List With Feds Against State Law. ED MORRISSEY ON Obama’s Budget Failure. “Let’s start with the bottom line. Obama proposes to spend $3.78 trillion dollars in FY2014, the highest level of spending ever.” “THIS’LL PLAY WELL WITH HIS BASE: The Hill: Gun control legislation gets a big boost from Sen. Toomey.”. Idiot Republican thinks he can cooperate with Obama Administration regardless of the wishes of those who elected him. OBAMACARE UPDATE: Smoking Is a ‘Preexisting Condition.’ It’s as if the whole thing was just a scam intended to kill private insurance or something. QUOTE OF THE DAY: Most of the rhetoric from the anti-gun fringe in the past few months is coming from babbling idiots who don’t know the difference between a rifle stock and a penny stock. It is impossible to craft “sensible” legislation regarding a topic about which one has no knowledge whatsoever. IOWAHAWK: Yours, Mine, And Ours. One of the creepier features of lefty language is the application of possessive pronouns. “My” is for rights (real or imagined), “your” is for responsibilities, “our” is for the stuff in my bank account they want to take. Unless it’s the case of “our responsibility” in which case they actually mean “your responsibility.” As the old saying goes, “what’s mine is mine, what’s yours is negotiable.” Nowhere is this linguistic claim-jumping more bloodcurdling than when they apply it to actual human beings: “our workers,” “our seniors,” and especially “our children.” Oh, Melissa Harris-Perry? I have a rule. Unless you’re my wife, there ain’t no such thing as “our children.” MICHAEL WALSH: Perils Of A Politically Correct Pentagon. “The brass at the Pentagon seems hell-bent on turning the world’s most powerful military into an arm of the PC Police, a fresh field for ‘politically correct’ bureaucrats.”

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


OBAMA SPEAKS JAMES TARANTO: Blather, Rinse, Repeat: Obama perseverates [to repeat something insistently] again. ANDY KESSLER: The Pension Rate-of-Return Fantasy: Counting on 7.5% when Treasury bonds are paying 1.74%? That’s going to cost taxpayers billions. AN UNDERGROUND OBAMAVILLE IN THE ERA OF HOPE AND CHANGE: The mole people: Police find ‘homeless city’ where vagrants – including kids – live in labyrinth of tunnels 25ft below Kansas City. MEDIA PRIORITY: At all costs, protect Hillary from Benghazi fallout. 21st CENTURY BROWNSHIRTS: Tolerant UMass Liberals Celebrate Diversity By Shouting Down Karl Rove. They call him a war criminal, but give President Dronekiller a pass. HYPOCRISY: CBS News: Giffords, Kelly own guns while pushing gun control. But watch the couple, with CBS, try to draw fine distinctions. This is embarrassing. JACOB SULLUM: Abusing Dead Children: Obama’s Gun-Control Push. GAY MARRIAGE COME TO MIND As Orwell saw, imprecision, or rather deliberate distortion, in language is always the first characteristic of the totalitarian.


OBAMA SPEAKS JAMES TARANTO: Blather, Rinse, Repeat: Obama perseverates [to repeat something insistently] again. ANDY KESSLER: The Pension Rate-of-Return Fantasy: Counting on 7.5% when Treasury bonds are paying 1.74%? That’s going to cost taxpayers billions. AN UNDERGROUND OBAMAVILLE IN THE ERA OF HOPE AND CHANGE: The mole people: Police find ‘homeless city’ where vagrants – including kids – live in labyrinth of tunnels 25ft below Kansas City. MEDIA PRIORITY: At all costs, protect Hillary from Benghazi fallout. 21st CENTURY BROWNSHIRTS: Tolerant UMass Liberals Celebrate Diversity By Shouting Down Karl Rove. They call him a war criminal, but give President Dronekiller a pass. HYPOCRISY: CBS News: Giffords, Kelly own guns while pushing gun control. But watch the couple, with CBS, try to draw fine distinctions. This is embarrassing. JACOB SULLUM: Abusing Dead Children: Obama’s Gun-Control Push. GAY MARRIAGE COME TO MIND As Orwell saw, imprecision, or rather deliberate distortion, in language is always the first characteristic of the totalitarian.

Tuesday, April 09, 2013


CONSISTENCY IS FOR THE LITTLE PEOPLE: Obama declares Tuesday ‘National Equal Pay Day,’ despite paying female staffers less than male counterparts. NO WONDER HE’S ACTING SO DESPERATE: Obama’s Approval On Guns, Immigration, Deficit Underwater. “Forty-five percent approve of the president’s push to reform the nation’s gun laws in the wake of the Newtown, Conn. school shooting, while 52% say they disapprove.” NEWS YOU CAN USE: By the way, we won the Iraq War. Plus: “Isn’t it odd how everybody stopped keeping a death toll of Americans killed overseas on January 20, 2009? But then, as the great lady once said: What difference does it make?” HOW DO YOU TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A JOURNALIST AND A GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE? GOVERNMENT WORKERS HAVE BETTER PENSION PLAN. Obama's speech, at once demagogic and pathetic Obama uttered one of the worst lines in the history of presidential oratory yesterday: "This is about these families and families all across the country who are saying let's make it a little harder for our kids to get gunned down."

Another Civil War?

Another Civil War? Charles Sumner said that “True politics are simple morals applied to public affairs.” He stood against the immorality of slavery. The South upheld it. Today the liberal left and conservative right see America through two completely different moral lenses. Are we heading for another Civil War? Before the Civil War, Ralph Waldo Emerson said the two sections of this country no longer spoke the same language, shared the same moral code, or obeyed the same law. He gravely declared, “I think we must get rid of slavery, or we must get rid of freedom.” Are we not again at a moral crossroad? Left vs. Right? Red vs. Blue. Liberal vs. Conservative? The slaveholding South prior to the Civil War applauded the caning of Sen. Charles Sumner. A senator from Mississippi announced that “slavery is a great moral, social, and political blessing - a blessing to the slave, and a blessing to the master.” In contrast, abolitionists from the North condemned Sumner’s caning. Americans faced a choice between Northern civilization and Southern barbarism. Sumner knew that appeasement to slaveholders was impossible. Concessions to placate the South failed. They demoralized the forces of freedom in the North. Slaveholders remained insatiable. The same reality governs politics today. The late Iron Lady, Margaret Thatcher reminds that consensus is not leadership. When necessary the moral battle must be fought to win.

Monday, April 08, 2013


Unsilenced Cal Contrasts 8These words were spoken by an eloquent speaker of Boston’s elite, Charles Sumner: “My mind, soul, heart are not improved or invigorated by the practice of my profession ( law); overhauling papers, old letters, and sifting accounts, in order to see if there be any thing on which to plant an action. The sigh will come, for a canto of Dante, a Rhapsody of Homer, a play of Schiller.” These words are from the ending of Sumner’s peacenik speech on July 4th, 1945: The grandeur of nation would come not in warfare but “in moral elevation, enlightened and decorated by the intellect of man.” Then would come a “true golden age.” Then “shall the naked be clothed and the hungry fed. Institutions of science and learning shall crown every hill-top; hospitals for the sick...shall nestle in every valley; while spires of new churches shall leap exulting to the skies... The eagle of our country, without the terror of his beak, and dropping the forceful thunderbolt from his pounces, shall soar with the olive of Peace into untried realms of ether, nearer to the sun.” Sumner with only notes on statistics spoke for two hours in 1845. At this time of the death of Baroness Margaret Thatcher, we might remember three great men, three eagles who soared who across the world stage simultaneously - Reagan, Pope John Paul II and the Iron Maiden - exuding strength not weakness. We can learn two lessons from history, Peace comes through strength embodied in the simple eloquence of a genuine leader. Eloquence is not enough. Lady Thatcher told George W. Bush not “go wobbly” before the 1st Gulf war. Our President Obama is not only wobbly but an actual bobble–head. Unfortunately Thatcher, Reagan and Pope John Paul II shared a common thread of debilitating declines before their deaths - strokes, Altzheimers and Parkinsons. Sumner’s beating forced him into years of decline and an early death. Yet none ever wobbled in their principles or actions. What will old age hold for our bobble-head, Obama? For empty eloquence ghost written? For the unprincipled man? For our Machiavelli?

Saturday, April 06, 2013

Watch the P’s and C’s

Watch the P’s and C’s The American dream today is not being an American. How do I know? Only that which is un-American counts for any preference, privilege or position in this Obama world of the 3 P’s. Also, the 3 C’s, corruption, collusion and cronyism count for virtually all activity in Washington. The 4th C, capitalism, is gone. True capitalism, the free exchanges of goods and services, a free market driven by supply and demand is gone. The capital sin of greed ( excessive or insatiable desire for wealth) accounts for the corruption of politicians and corporations. They practice collusion with the government for favors or absence of punishment in a system of mutually beneficial cronysim. The 3 C's rule in Obama’s world. As a disciple of Machiavellian politics, Obama - out of necessity - practices expediency to maintain power over the people.


ANTICS OF OUR LEADERS JOHN PODHORETZ: It’s bad enough that our politicians are crooks, but it’s insulting that they sell themselves for so little. CORRUPTION AND NANNYISM GO TOGETHER: Corrupt Pols Running America’s Biggest Nanny State. The nannyism is partly to distract from the corruption — and partly just another opportunity to leverage it. A good general rule is that the more a government wants to run its citizens’ lives, the worse job it will do at the most basic tasks of government. “This is what blue model decline looks like. And with businesses and people fleeing the state, the worst may be yet to come.” We Won’t Be Out-Cronyied! Here’s a letter to the Baltimore Sun: Export-Import Bank President Fred Hochberg proclaims that “It is our job at Ex-Im to level the playing field. .....Translation: “It is our job at Ex-Im to unjustifiably bankroll our crony capitalists every bit as fully as other governments unjustifiably bankroll theirs. MIKE BLOOMBERG’S ANTI-GUN FRIENDS SEEM A SHADY LOT: Anti-Gun Pennsylvania Mayor Drunkenly Seeks Oral Sex — at Gunpoint. “According to the man, Schiliro, who was intoxicated, asked repeatedly whether he could perform oral sex on him. . . . According to court records, Schiliro waved three handguns during the encounter.” He was a member of Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns group, many of whom seem to have had problems with the law. In fact, Mayors Against Illegal Guns members are 45 times more likely to commit crimes than Florida permit holders. And in view of other recent developments, that number may be on the low side. . . . NEWS OF THE OBVIOUS: MSNBC Is Kindergarten for Bored, Angry Unemployed People. JONAH GOLDBERG: Is Disability The New Welfare? GLOBAL WARMING: Was it just a beautiful dream after all? “I’ve grown old waiting for the promised global warming. I was 35 when predictions of a looming ice age were supplanted by warmmongering. Now I’m 68, and there’s still no sign of warmer weather. . . . A generation and a half into climate change, née global warming, you can’t point to a single place on earth where the weather is noticeably different from what it was in 1979.” IT’S POTEMKIN VILLAGES ALL THE WAY DOWN: Democratic front group hyped as hunters by media in gun-control fight.

Friday, April 05, 2013


DAILY HEADLINES SHOW WHY WE ARE RULED BY IDIOTS! INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY: Socialist Leaders Condemn Wealth But Still Get Rich. Every single time . . . . ED MORRISSEY: A “Food Stamp Recovery” Is Obama’s New Normal. EDUCATION POLICY: Let’s Invest More in College so its Graduates Can be Stuck in Jobs that Don’t Require College Degrees. WELL, TO START WITH, THEY WRITE THE LAWS: Why Can’t We Sue Politicians For Malpractice? CLASS PREJUDICE: Why Do Feminists Denigrate Domestic Work? WELL, OF COURSE. THEY’RE BIG DONORS. Campbell Brown: The President Gives Hollywood a Pass on Violence. SO COME TO TENNESSEE! Beretta Leaves Maryland Because of Stricter Gun Laws. THE OUTDOOR CHANNEL IS LEAVING COLORADO BECAUSE OF RESTRICTIVE GUN LAWS. TOM BLUMER: Gun-Grabbers’ Latest Gambit: Mandatory liability insurance is a pathway to registration — and confiscation. MICHAEL WALSH: Low-Capacity Lawmaking. “To paraphrase Oscar Wilde, you need a heart of stone not to burst out laughing at her — and gun control is Ms. DeGette’s ‘signature issue.’” MAKING NANCY PELOSI THE FACE OF THE DEMS’ 2014 CAMPAIGN? PRICELESS! Carney: Obama’s fundraising push for Pelosi in Calif. a ‘traditional exercise.’ NOT SO HAPPY: Roll Call: ICE Union Skewers Bill From Immigration ‘Gang.’ The union for immigration agents slammed the immigration bill being drafted by the Senate’s “gang of eight” because it does not focus on enforcing immigration laws in the nation’s interior. Public Choice and Constitutional Economics: Unless constitutional rules impose restraints, majoritarian democracy is not a move out of the Hobbesian jungle; instead it is merely a shift of the fighting to a new location.

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Remember, there are no IQ tests for elective office

Remember, there are no IQ tests for elective office. ONE DAY’S HEADLINE ABOUT THE NINCOMPOOPS WHO RULE US: WHAT COULD GO WRONG? WaPo: Obama administration pushes banks to make home loans to people with weaker credit. OBAMA’S NEW PROBLEM: A “Competency Deficit?” A TOKEN GESTURE BY AN OUT-OF-TOUCH MILLIONAIRE GOLFER: Obama To Take 5% Sequester Pay Cut. LEADERSHIP: Obama decries “perpetual campaign” at $2.5 million House Democrat fundraiser. THE PARTY OF WALL STREET: Obama Picks Goldman Sachs Exec For Ambassador To Canada. NATIONAL JOURNAL: Once Again, the NRA Is Winning the Gun-Control Debate: At dueling press conferences, gun-rights supporters sound confident. CIVIL RIGHTS UPDATE: ACLU says Reid’s gun legislation could threaten privacy rights, civil liberties. WHY THERE’S NO IQ TEST FOR POLITICIANS: Obama: Fully Automatic Weapon Used In Newtown. Here’s the White House transcript. J.D. TUCCILLE: Connecticut’s Gun Control: A Rush To Pass Laws That Couldn’t Have Prevented Tragedy. Congresswoman Doesn’t Know How Guns Work. “A couple of days ago, I noted that Kathleen Sebelius doesn’t seem to know how insurance works. Now Colorado’s senior Democratic representative, who wants to ban extended magazines, appears to reveal that she doesn’t know how the magazines that she wants to ban actually work.” Remember, there are no IQ tests for elective office. CHEER UP, OBAMA-ERA TWENTYSOMETHINGS: The Benefits Of Moving Back Home. HOW’S THAT HOPEY-CHANGEY STUFF WORKIN’ OUT FOR YA? (CONT’D): U.S. Sees Highest Poverty Spike Since 1960s. I’m sure it’s somehow the Republicans’ fault. WASHINGTON POST FACT CHECKER: Obama’s Lying In His Continued Use Of The Discredited Claim That 40% Of Gun Sales Lack Background Checks. HARD-HITTING JOURNALISM: Michelle Obama interviewer: How does it feel to have a husband who is a sex symbol? K-12 IMPLOSION UPDATE: Teachers All Above Average, Students Somehow Still Failing. K-12 IMPLOSION UPDATE: Full footage of Chicago Teachers Union officials arrested for battery. K-12 IMPLOSION UPDATE: George Will: Schools push a curriculum of propaganda. “Wisconsin’s DPI, in collaboration with the Orwellian-named federal program VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America; the ‘volunteers’ are paid), urged white students to wear white wristbands ‘as a reminder about your privilege, and as a personal commitment to explain why you wear the wristband.’” TAXES ARE FOR THE LITTLE PEOPLE (CONT’D): France’s former tax tsar admits having undeclared Swiss bank account. The apparatchiks are the same everywhere.

Wednesday, April 03, 2013


KASICH TO TAKE OBAMACARE BAIT & SWITCH Ask Our State Representative To Take A Stand Against Obamacareʼs Medicaid Expansion Tell Representative : • The federal government has made an empty promise vowing to pay 100% of the cost of expansion for three years, declining to 90% by 2020. The US government is already $16.4 trillion in debt with $6 trillion added in the past four years. Eventually, Ohioans will be left holding the bag for the cost of Medicaid expansion. Even Governor Kasich agrees: • Kasich claims expansion will help Ohioʼs most vulnerable, but Medicaid is not a compassionate health care plan for the poor. 28% of office based doctors in Ohio refuse to see Medicaid patients and a University of Virginia study found that Medicaid patients are significantly more likely to die in hospitals after surgery than insured patients and are even more likely to die than uninsured patients. • Medicaid expansion will drive up insurance premiums for all Ohioans. Since doctors and hospitals are not fully compensated under Medicaid, medical providers make up the difference by charging higher rates to their insured patients, thus increasing premiums for all. • Kasich says he wants to keep Ohio tax dollars in Ohio. But, Ohioans are federal taxpayers too. So, how does shifting the debt burden to the federal government help Ohioans?? Whether we are taxed on our Ohio return or our federal return, you can be sure that Ohioans will pay for expansion. • Ohioans cannot rely on the cost estimates for expansion because participation rates have been grossly understated. The Kasich budget projects 275,000 new Medicaid enrollees, but the Milliman Report commissioned by Kasichʼs own Department of Insurance, anticipates Medicaid participation to increase by as much as 1,072,000 by 2017. “Now, when it comes to Medicaid expansion the government tells me, ʻWell, weʼll pay 90% and you pay 10.ʼ Well Iʼve been in Washington, unfortunately, and today itʼs 90 and tomorrow itʼs 80 and the next day itʼs 70.” (Kasich, “Coffee & Markets”, August 2, 2012) " " Governor Kasich has proposed to begin the implementation of Obamacare in Ohio through Medicaid expansion. By doing so, he mires the poorest Ohioans in a broken and unsustainable health care scheme which will leave a mountain of debt in its wake. Donʼt let Kasich unleash the wrecking ball of Obamacare across Ohio. Our state representatives need to hear from us now. Tell them that we know the facts and are watching their votes. CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVE NOW!

Keynes was a flake

Keynes was a flake who wrote in grand terms about an "economics" which pleased the political masters of his time, and our time. Classical economics says to leave the people alone. Keynesian economics says that politicians are supreme, and are able to correct the "deficiencies" of the businessmen who unfortunately happen to create all of the wealth.

Tuesday, April 02, 2013


THE MYTH OF OBAMISM VICTOR DAVIS HANSON You see, Obamism is an emotional flight from reality, completely unsustainable to the degree it is a paradigm for anything. It is mythical, this notion of borrowing vast amounts of money to grow government and subsidize a new cadre on government support, or demonizing millions as suspect for their success, or assuming that foreign nations react best to apologies, contextualization, and sermons, or wish to join in the cultural adulation of an American president. Putin could care less. Ditto the North Koreans. In short, in this mythical age, we all know that Barack Obama won the Nobel Prize, but none of us quite know what for. Such is what passes for reality in our age of myth.

Carnival of Buncombe - Typical American Voters

Carnival of Buncombe - Typical American Voters H.L. Mencken’s 1956 collection, On Politics: A Carnival of Buncombe; here, Mencken is discussing typical American voters: “They like phrases which thunder like salvos of artillery. Let that thunder sound, and they take all the rest on trust. If a sentence begins furiously and then peters out into fatuity, they are still satisfied. If a phrase has a punch in it, they do not ask that it also have a meaning. If a word slides off the tongue like a ship going down the ways, they are content and applaud it and await the next. Politics is indeed nearly all theater. And it would be fabulously entertaining if only its cast members did not demand audience participation.” Could anything equal the empty thunder of an Obama speech?

Monday, April 01, 2013

A beautiful Hypothesis destroyed by an inconvenient fact

A beautiful Hypothesis destroyed by an inconvenient fact The trouble seems to be that although the science behind global warming gets debunked, it never seems to stick. Somehow that meme, that the environmentalism religion, if you will, has a life of its own. The saddest thing is the selling out of science, of research science. The same thing seems to be happening in the health and nutrition field if Gary Taubes's amazing expose "Good Calories, Bad Calories" is to be believed. This is science at its very cynical worst, that is science to prove a pre-set, politically correct or politically desirable, conclusion. As Americans become more and more accustomed to sell-out science, their trust falls away. Not a good thing. "Ah, the tragedy of it all. A beautiful Hypothesis destroyed by an inconvenient fact."