Category: The Good Old US of A

Is Today My Birthday? House Votes to Defund the Czars

Is Today My Birthday? House Votes to Defund the Czars

| February 17, 2011 | 2 Replies

Today must be my birthday. Somehow I wanged my head and was unconscious for a couple months and it’s now late April. How else to explain the wonderful gifts I’ve received today. The weather today was gloriously sunny and near 70 degrees; the progressive movement is falling apart and in near-panic mode thanks to several […]

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When Voting Raised Its Ugly Head, Dems Bravely Turned Their Tails and Fled

When Voting Raised Its Ugly Head, Dems Bravely Turned Their Tails and Fled

| February 17, 2011 | 7 Replies

In a day, the situation in Wisconsin has gone from merely ridiculous to bizarre. The state Senate was set to vote on Governor Walker’s “budget repair bill” except that all the Democrats were gone. Senate rules require a quorum of 20 and when the Republican Leader called the quorum, only the 19 Republicans showed up […]

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This is The Week that Should End Public Sector Unions

This is The Week that Should End Public Sector Unions

| February 17, 2011 | 9 Replies

The most exceptional thing has been happening in Wisconsin over the past few days. Governor Scott Walker has introduced a bill that will save the state about $300 million dollars over the next ten years – a sorely-needed chunk of slack in a budget that has, like so many other state budgets, gotten entirely out […]

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Could You Use $4000? Too Bad We Don't Work for President Obama's Favorite Car Company

Could You Use $4000? Too Bad We Don't Work for President Obama's Favorite Car Company

| February 14, 2011 | 3 Replies

On the surface, it should be good news when a company is doing well enough that it can pay out almost $190 million dollars in bonuses to its rank and file salaried employees. If the directors are good with it, the creditors are in good shape, and the company is doing well, employees ought to […]

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Guess Who's Okay With Big Financial Regulations? Big Finance!

Guess Who's Okay With Big Financial Regulations? Big Finance!

| February 14, 2011 | Reply

Tim Carney has a post today about how an influential chunk of the financial sector has decided not to help repeal the ridiculous Dodd-Frank financial services legislation in place. I suppose that makes sense from their point of view. They are certainly large enough to absorb regulatory costs that will cripple smaller companies and their […]

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Welcome to Britain, Where Death Stalks You at Every Turn

Welcome to Britain, Where Death Stalks You at Every Turn

| February 9, 2011 | 2 Replies

If you read British newspapers, and thanks to the miracle of RSS, I do, England may be the most dangerous country in the world. If the roving gangs of “Asian youth” or crowds of spoiled rioters ticked that they have to pay a little more for their mostly-subsidized college educations don’t get you, you can […]

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The President's Budget Cuts: A Wee Scratch, Not An Amputation

The President's Budget Cuts: A Wee Scratch, Not An Amputation

| February 7, 2011 | 5 Replies

Last Sunday, the President’s budget director Jacob Lew took to the pages of the New York Times to spread the good news that Barack Obama is a born-again budget cutter because he has announced some $775 million in cuts to his 2011 budget. To make sure we knew just how serious the President is about […]

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Ancient and Indecipherable Document 1, Government-Run Health Care 0.

Ancient and Indecipherable Document 1, Government-Run Health Care 0.

| February 1, 2011 | 1 Reply

Monday afternoon, U.S. District Court Judge Robert Vinson pushed the entire progressive wing of the Democratic Party over the edge into unadulterated nincompoopery with his decision to void Obamacare. Judge Vinson’s reasoning is simple and elegant. The individual mandate is a clear violation of the Commerce Clause of the Constitution. Since Congress did not intend […]

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Have Pole, Need Strippers

Have Pole, Need Strippers

| January 29, 2011 | 1 Reply

Were I posting this story on Twitter, I’d give it the #firstworldproblems hashtag: A 9.4 percent unemployment rate? Pish posh! In Dallas-Fort Worth exotic club managers across the city are desperately seeking strippers for Super Bowl weekend. These adult clubs currently are estimated to be experiencing a total shortage of 10,000 exotic dancers as they […]

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Want to Live a Long and Happy Life? Take A Look at Your Grandparents’ Traditional Family Life

Want to Live a Long and Happy Life? Take A Look at Your Grandparents’ Traditional Family Life

| January 28, 2011 | Reply

Chalk two up for traditional family life! Marriage cheers you up, improves your diet and helps you live longer, researchers say. It brings better mental and physical health, reducing the chance of premature death by 15 per cent, according to major studies in seven European countries. And the longer a marriage lasts the more the […]

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