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President Reagan – A True American Conservative

President Reagan – A True American Conservative

[nggallery id=1] Where Are The Men Today That Could Fill His Shoes? Unfortunately, men like President Reagan are few and far between nowadays. The United States needs another true conservative to repeal all the Liberal Socialistic laws that have been passed the last 2 years and start directing our Government to work the American people want it to work not the special interests (ie. Unions) … Read entire article »

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ABC's Jake Tapper Calls Obama's Budget Claim 'Factually Incorrect'

Jake Tapper: ABC News' Jake Tapper and Sunlen Miller report: In an interview with ABC News’ Cincinnati affiliate WCPO-TV WednesdayIn an , President Obama said that his “budget freezes spending for five years, and what that does is it solves the short-term problem by saying, we’re not going to spend any more money than we’re taking in.” That is factually incorrect. Even after the president’s proposed budget – with its optimistic prediction of 3.9% growth – achieves a point, in 2017, when spending is roughly equivalent to taxes coming into the government, the U.S. government will continue to borrow hundreds of billions of dollars a year to pay for interest on the national debt accrued until that point – including debt racked up during the Obama presidency. Indeed, the U.S., according to Obama’s own … Read entire article »

Filed under: Where is the Main Stream Media?

Media Excellence

If the dolts at MSNBC had spent just a fraction of the time covering Wisconsin politics as they did covering Christine O'Donnell's past life as a witch, maybe the nation would have taken notice of the GOP wave hitting the cheese-curd state. Alas, they did not and now we have a Republican governor doing exactly what he said he'd do during the campaign. Like elections, dopey editorial decisions for short-term gains in the ratings have consequences. Greg Pollowitz Read more CompleteMedia Excellence … Read entire article »

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Stephen Colbert Skewers Arianna Huffington For Stealing his Material

Enjoy:   And here Colbert's new site, The Colbuffington Re-Post. Greg Pollowitz Read more CompleteStephen Colbert Skewers Arianna Huffington For Stealing his Material … Read entire article »

Filed under: Where is the Main Stream Media?

Crazy Larry Is Back!

Watch as MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell goes nuclear over Republican congressmen sleeping in their offices: Greg Pollowitz Read more CompleteCrazy Larry Is Back! … Read entire article »

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Even This Guy Hated the Cornhusker Kickback!

Maybe I'm just a fan of humor, but this strikes me as one of the more enjoyable web ads in a long time: The gist is that somewhere in Nebraska, the most gullible and special-deal-obsessed guy in the state could recognize that the Cornhusker Kickback was a bad deal. The ad is for Nebraska attorney general Jon Bruning, who is running against Sen. Cornhusker Kickback Ben Nelson. Jim Geraghty Read more CompleteEven This Guy Hated the Cornhusker Kickback! … Read entire article »

Filed under: Political Campaigning

Thugs in Washington, Thugs in Libya

Bits and pieces from today's Morning Jolt: This Punk Unleashed a Hale Storm I know Tabitha Hale can be fierce; I’ve seen her tackle wireless tech problems that would leave lesser event planners on the floor in the fetal position, murmuring about how the president had assured us all that high-speed Internet meant we would win the future. But I think she weighs about as much as my big toe. Anyway, some snot-nosed protester didn’t like the fact that Tabitha was recording her, and decided to take a whack at her. Outrageous, and yet depressingly typical. For some reason lefty protesters show up at FreedomWorks because . . . well, why, really? Does any liberal feel like they’re going to show up, wave their signs, chant, “Hey, hey, ho, ho, privately-funded activist groups that … Read entire article »

Filed under: Political Campaigning

Why Do We Expect Restraint From a Murderous Madman?

Today Moammar Qaddafi responded to the violence in his country with an insane, rambing, endless speech in which he invoked Tiananmen Square, Russian tanks shelling the Duma, and the siege on the Branch Davidian compound, called the protesters "rats" and "cockroaches," pledged to fight to the last drop of blood, and ordered protesters to surrender their weapons, saying there would be a "slaughter" and pledging to purge Libya "house by house" and "inch by inch." The man's a lunatic, but his intentions seemed pretty clear. Our scretary of state responds: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday Libya must end violence against protesters seeking to end Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's 41-year rule and the United States would take "appropriate steps" in time. "As we gain a greater understanding of what actually is happening … Read entire article »

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Virginia GOP to Kaine: Welcome Back, Timmy

The Virginia Republican party welcomes back Tim Kaine, expecting that he will indeed run for that state’s Senate seat: Read more Complete Virginia GOP to Kaine: Welcome Back, Timmy … Read entire article »

Filed under: Political Campaigning

Don't Prank-Call Scott Walker

This prank call by a liberal blogger on Scott Walker, posing as wealthy conservative philanthropist David Koch, looks like an enormous strategic error. Walker simply explains why he's approaching the issue the way he is, and pretty much shrugs off the "zany" comments from the faux-Koch, like, "you're not talking with these Democrat bastards, are you?" Jim Geraghty Read more CompleteDon't Prank-Call Scott Walker … Read entire article »

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Indiana's Democrats Refuse to Show Up, Just Like in Wisconsin

Does this sound familiar? Democratic legislators are staying away from the Indiana House chamber, blocking the Republican majority from conducting business while hundreds of union members crowd the adjourning hallways in protest of a contentious labor bill. Only three of the 40 House Democrats were in the chamber when Republican Speaker Brian Bosma tried to begin Tuesday's session, leaving it with too few members for a quorum. Rep. Terri Austin of Anderson said her fellow Democrats were studying proposed legislation and couldn't predict when they would return. Bosma says he hadn't heard from Democratic leaders and that he wouldn't negotiate with people not doing their jobs. I'd have the state police at the borders! Maybe Indiana's Democrats went to Wisconsin. I'd suggest Republicans in state legislatures begin a "Democrats Who Won't Do Their Duty and … Read entire article »

Filed under: Political Campaigning

Obama's Constitutional Epiphany

I should start by congratulating President Obama for getting one thing right in his bombshell DOMA announcement yesterday — he implicitly acknowledged that each branch of government has a coordinate duty to interpret the Constitution. Too bad his interpretation is heavy on the politics and light on the Constitution. Let's start with Obama's own shifting position. During his presidential campaign, he was against DOMA but also against same-sex marriage and for states' right to decide how to address the issue themselves. Over the past two years, high-level DOJ nominees — including current Supreme Court justice Elena Kagan — have sworn under oath that they would defend DOMA, despite personal or administration policy against the law.  Now the president has suddenly decided that DOMA isn't simply bad policy, it's unconstitutional. But DOMA … Read entire article »

Filed under: American Constitution, From the Bench

House to Hold Hearing on Constitutionality of Obamacare

This morning the House Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing on the constitutionality of Obamacare's individual mandate. The witnesses will be Prof. Randy Barnett, Prof. Walter Dellinger, and Virginia attorney general Ken Cuccinelli.  I expect Barnett and Dellinger to repeat much of what they said during the Senate's recent hearing on the same subject — though I suspect that Professor Dellinger is somewhat relieved that Sen. Mike Lee, who took him to school during the Senate hearing, will not be joining his House colleagues for this one.  One of the most interesting aspects of the Senate hearing was the mostly unsuccessful attempt by Obamacare's defenders to articulate some sort of limiting principle on Congress's power under the Commerce Clause. Once you concede that Congress can take this unprecedented step, it gets pretty … Read entire article »

Filed under: American Constitution, From the Bench

Re: D.C. Circuit Nominee Caitlin Halligan’s Testimony on Report on Indefinite Detention

A follow-up to my commentary on D.C. Circuit nominee Caitlin Halligan’s testimony that it wasn’t until the summer of 2010 that she “first became aware of the existence” of the 2004 report on indefinite detention, which includes her name among the bar committee members responsible for the report: Halligan has submitted to the Senate Judiciary Committee various minutes of meetings of the Committee on Federal Courts of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York—the committee that issued the report on indefinite detention—along with her own letter discussing those minutes. (The minutes are available at pages 33-64 of this collection of Halligan’s responses to post-hearing questions, and her letter is at pages 30-32.) Those minutes support this account: 1. Halligan apparently joined the Committee on Federal Courts in September … Read entire article »

Filed under: From the Bench

The Master Settlement Agreement on Tobacco Litigation and the Compact Clause

On Balkinization, AEI’s Michael Greve has a long and interesting post about a pending petition for certiorari (in S&M Brands v. Caldwell) that raises the important questions (1) whether the 1998 agreement on tobacco litigation between major tobacco companies and state attorneys general (the so-called Master Settlement Agreement) violates the Constitution’s Compact Clause, and (2) whether that agreement is immune from antitrust scrutiny. I won’t try to summarize here Greve’s legal case for Supreme Court review, but this passage from his conclusion concisely explains why he believes that virtually everyone ought to welcome such review: The MSA created a national de facto tax, in excess of a quarter-trillion dollars, that no legislator, state or federal, ever voted on. And it granted the nastiest industry in America a uniquely favored status—that of … Read entire article »

Filed under: American Constitution, From the Bench

House Intervention in DOMA Cases

It ought to be a simple matter for the House of Representatives to retain its own counsel to move to intervene to defend DOMA in the various cases in which it is under attack. Indeed, Attorney General Holder, in his letter to Speaker Boehner, expressly states that DOJ attorneys “will notify the courts of our interest in providing Congress a fair and full opportunity to participate in the litigation in those cases.” In addition to authorizing intervention in defense of DOMA, I’d recommend that the House make clear that it will act to reduce DOJ appropriations by some healthy multiple of the amount its retained counsel charges. A big whack at Holder’s salary may also be in order. … Read entire article »

Filed under: From the Bench

House to Examine the $535 Million Loan Guarantee to Solar Firm Solyndra

It's about time: A $535 million stimulus loan guarantee for Solyndra is being investigated by the House Energy and Commerce Committee, according to reports. The Hill reported that committee chair Fred Upton (R-Mich) is launching an investigation into the Department of Energy's approval of the loan promise as part of a broader probe by Republicans into alleged waste or misuse of stimulus funds. Last year Obama toured a fabrication plant Solyndra is building in Fremont thanks to the $535 million loan it received in 2009 under the federal stimulus bill. Our coverage of the Solyndra boondoggle here. P.S. Investigate electric-car maker Tesla next. Greg Pollowitz (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || … Read entire article »

Filed under: Global Warming Hoax

No So Smart

Not even the legendary Roger Penske could make the Smart car a success in the U.S.A. Penske, the astute Detroit billionaire whose Midas touch has won Indy car races, built a truck-rental and auto-dealership empire, and even staged a successful Super Bowl in downtown Detroit, bailed on his agreement to sell the tiny Daimler Benz product on Monday. Since selling 24,622 units in its 2008 debut year, Smart ForTwo sales have slumped. Even as overall U.S. vehicle sales rebounded in 2010, Smart sales plummeted 60 percent to 5,927. The news caught no one by surprise. In truth, the only people who ever thought the Smart would be a U.S. bestseller were the Germans, the MSM, and Barack Obama, all of whom have proven spectacularly out-of-touch with American middle-class reality. Daimler thought Americans would buy … Read entire article »

Filed under: Global Warming Hoax

I Stand Corrected: Snow Isn't Caused by Global Warming

Wow. Me and Al Gore got some explaining to do. NOAA: . . .After a series of record-setting snowstorms hit the mid-Atlantic region this winter, some people asked NOAA if humans could somehow be to blame. Specifically, they wanted to know if human-induced global warming could have caused the snowstorms due to the fact that a warmer atmosphere holds more water vapor. The CSI Team’s analysis indicates that’s not likely. They found no evidence — no human “fingerprints” — to implicate our involvement in the snowstorms. If global warming was the culprit, the team would have expected to find a gradual increase in heavy snowstorms in the mid-Atlantic region as temperatures rose during the past century. But historical analysis revealed no such increase in snowfall. Nor did the CSI team find any … Read entire article »

Filed under: Global Warming Hoax

U.P.S. Powering Trucks with <i>Liquefied</i> Natural Gas

NY Times: U.P.S. runs a virtual menagerie of alternative vehicles using propane, batteries or hydrogen fuel cells. Some are hybrids that use hydraulic pressure instead of electric batteries. But natural gas chilled to 260 degrees below zero and squeezed down 600 times in volume is the company’s choice, Mr. Britt said. His 450-horsepower tractors need so much energy to tow two trailers over mountainous terrain that “the first trailer would have to be all batteries,’’ he said. U.P.S. received $5.5 million for the project from the state of California that was allocated by the federal Energy Department. The company used $4 million to pay for the extra cost of the trucks and funneled $1.5 million to Clean Energy of Seal Beach, Calif., to build a fueling station. U.P.S. is not alone. Kenworth, the truck … Read entire article »

Filed under: Global Warming Hoax