Category: The Rise of the Nanny State

Will the Internet Balkanize? Not Anytime Soon, I Don’t Think.

Will the Internet Balkanize? Not Anytime Soon, I Don’t Think.

| December 18, 2010 | 1 Reply

If you’re looking for something to ponder this weekend, let me recommend this piece in the Economist about the Internet in the modern age to you (via Melissa Clouthier’s Twitter feed). The article looks at the challenges of keeping the internet open in the face of obvious threats to national security such as WikiLeaks, reassertion […]

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President Barack Obama: Truly a Uniter, Not A Divider

President Barack Obama: Truly a Uniter, Not A Divider

| December 7, 2010 | Reply

Leave it to Barack Obama to unite right, middle, and left in opposition to perhaps the only real political compromise he’s made during his administration. Today, the left almost literally exploded with rage at what they see as a scurrilous betrayal of perhaps the President’s most important campaign promise to them. Their anger wasn’t even […]

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Dear Anonymous TSA Agent: Get Stuffed

Dear Anonymous TSA Agent: Get Stuffed

| November 12, 2010 | 2 Replies

Here is my response to this anonymous TSA security mook who decided to lecture us on how we should act when we enter their little kingdoms. We’re sorry you have this job, but we didn’t actually force you to take it. We have no more sympathy for you than we do for the clerk at […]

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Boehner Drops the Debt Hammer: It’s a “Stand-Alone” Vote

Boehner Drops the Debt Hammer: It’s a “Stand-Alone” Vote

| November 8, 2010 | 2 Replies

I will never claim to be John Boehner’s biggest fan, but this move is sheer, ballsy political brilliance. For the first time in years, House lawmakers will soon have the chance to vote on a standalone measure to increase the federal debt limit next year under the new Republican majority — a vote that’s shaping […]

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Here Come the Restructureniks!

Here Come the Restructureniks!

| October 19, 2010 | 1 Reply

If the upper echelon inside the GOP really want to know why they still don’t have the adoration of the Tea Parties, who ought to be natural ideological allies with them, they have only to listen to Senator Judd Gregg. Sen. Judd Gregg (N.H.), the top Republican on the Senate Budget Committee, said that repealing […]

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Another Attack on Your Freedom to Work, Courtesy of A Democrat Union Tool

Another Attack on Your Freedom to Work, Courtesy of A Democrat Union Tool

| October 4, 2010 | 2 Replies

Are you one of the fortunates who lives in a “right to work” state — one of the 22 states where you may work without having to worry about your government taking money from your pocket and giving it to the Democratic Party labor unions? Well, if this Democratic member of Congress has his way, […]

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Inalienable? Why He Barely Knows the Meaning of the Word!

Inalienable? Why He Barely Knows the Meaning of the Word!

| September 22, 2010 | 1 Reply

It’s getting to the point where I can’t even read a Presidential speech anymore lest the depression caused by the knowledge that this hidebound yutz will plague our airwaves for two more years descends upon me like a smothering black blanket. So let me close by saying this. Long before America was even an idea, […]

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The GOP Has Drawn the First Clear Battle Line, and It’s a Big One

The GOP Has Drawn the First Clear Battle Line, and It’s a Big One

| August 16, 2010 | 3 Replies

This right here is pure electoral red meat. Ace calls it the “Best Advertorial You’ll See”. The Republican Study Committee, headed by Tom Price (R-GA), had drawn a very clear line of battle for November. On one side are people who believe “our natural, inalienable rights are now considered to be a dispensation of government” […]

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Free Markets, Dungeon Masters, and A Little Girl’s Lemonade Stand.

Free Markets, Dungeon Masters, and A Little Girl’s Lemonade Stand.

| August 6, 2010 | Reply

Whenever I hear someone say we have a real free market economy here in America, I have to stifle a bitter laugh. I liken running a business to playing a game of Dungeons and Dragons with a Dungeon Master who loves his dungeon more than the game.. Even if you’ve never played, you know the […]

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One New Law Every Other Day? No Wonder the President Broke His Promise!

One New Law Every Other Day? No Wonder the President Broke His Promise!

| August 3, 2010 | Reply

One of the promises President Obama made America while he was on the campaign trail was the “Sunlight before Signing” promise wherein he said he would “not sign any non-emergency bill without giving the American public an opportunity to review and comment on the White House website for five days”. He promptly broke that promise […]

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