July 10, 2012
You’re gonna need a bigger credit card

This video of New York Times columnist Paul Krugman getting his hat handed to him over his position that the government (ours and all the others) can spend its way to prosperity. That’s gotta hurt The key critique starts at about 35:00 in. They get going at it again at 1:06. What I wanted to […]

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June 28, 2012
On the politics

Very briefly, there are some in the blogosphere very desperate to find a silver lining in the nonsensical contortions of Chief Justice John Roberts. The theory goes that Roberts somehow knew that upholding this joke of a tax/not-a-tax law would re-energize the Tea Party, short-circuit an effort by President Obama and his allies on the […]

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June 28, 2012
More thoughts on Obamacare

I encourage you to visit the various legal blogs to get well-reasoned analysis of this morning's travesty against the Constitution and the English language. As a layman and someone who respects language and words, a few thoughts: I wouldn't have been so disappointed with today's ruling if Justice Kennedy had wielded the dagger. So, instead […]

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June 28, 2012
John Roberts, squish

Only “conservatives” seem to turn when they get on the court. Roberts votes to uphold the individual mandate because it’s a tax. Others disagree. “I don't care what the dictionary says ... it's not a tax increase.” Can you say: “Obamacare tax increase.” I know this decision will energize the right for the coming election. […]

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May 31, 2012
Your tax dollars at work

This might be funny if it weren't for the fact that these are tax dollars and real people's livelihood involved. A politically connected, taxpayer-funded solar firm announced a massive round of furloughs on Friday, just weeks after its chairman told Congress his company was “financially strong.” First Solar, an Arizona-based solar panel manufacturer that received […]

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May 7, 2012
Idiot of the Day

Here in San Luis Obispo County, plastic grocery bags are soon to become a thing of the past. They're useful, cheap and convenient, so they must be snuffed out in the name of doing it "for the children." It seems Los Angeles may be following suit. I want to highlight two items regarding this isssue. […]

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April 29, 2012
Uphold and defend what?

HHS Secretary and former Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius swore an oath to protect and uphold the Constitution. Since then, it’s apparently been out of sight, out of mind. Wow, just wow. It’s the final portion of this exchange that’s the most telling. When deciding to mandate that religious employers and institutions violate their consciences when […]

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April 25, 2012
Your government at work

Here’s the Environmental Protection Racket’s Agency’s Region VI Administration Al Armendariz. EPA’s philosophy Anyone want to take bets on the next EPA administrator to be “crucified?”

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April 19, 2012
Still no Democrat budget

It’s been more than 1,000 days since the Senate passed a budget. This failure is a violation of the law, but since the Senate is the only body that can enforce this particular law on itself—which it doesn’t want to do—there are no legal ramifications. Sen. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) who is not seeking re-election this […]

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April 11, 2012
Looking for something to trim from the federal budget?

How about starting with a $300,000 “Tactical Armor Rescue vehicle” for a community of approximately 50,000 people paid for with grant funding from the federal government? You can find pictures of the vehicle here.

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