Thanksgiving, Collectivism and Christianity

collectivism I know way too many ultraliberal folks. (Probably comes from living in California.) That being the case, Thanksgiving is not only a day for giving thanks, but it is a day of annual inevitability when the conversation at some point will turn and someone will assert that Thanksgiving is the very model of socialism and a demonstration of how collectivism is the moral duty of mankind as demonstrated in the Bible. Said assertion means Thanksgiving is also the day when I annually choke on a piece Read more [...] Continue reading →

Big Pharma Plans to Bankrupt States

Medicare Cuts The Associated Press reports, "New $710-a-day drug hailed as a lifesaver but shows how treatments can strain Medicaid budgets." A newly approved drug is being hailed as a major advance in treatment of cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening genetic disease that clogs the lungs with mucus and forces patients to struggle to breathe. But it comes with a punishing price tag — about $710 per patient per day. The treatment takes a bite out of Medicaid programs that are already facing big budget problems, Read more [...] Continue reading →

Should Skateboards be Banned Now?

Skateboard-P320- Earlier this week, a young man at a Santa Ana, California Starbucks acted out of self-defense when an older man approached him and attacked him.  The young man hit the older man with his skateboard.  Eyewitnesses gave this account to a local news station:  A man was pacing back and forth, bothering coffee shop customers outside the Starbucks location, and then began punching the store’s window. The man, who seemed to be on drugs, went inside and zoned in on a young skateboarder, the witnesses Read more [...] Continue reading →

Student Who Refused to Deny God Calls School Board 'Liars'

atheist viewpoint Following up from our earlier post about a teacher who told students that God is a myth. Here is Jordan Wooley's second confrontation with the Katy ISD school board: According to EAG News, “You tried to cover up the incident. You tried to twist your words to where it was hard to find the truth,” Jordan said from the podium, Fox 26 reports. “You called me a liar without using the word liar.” “If anything has been said that was wrong it was your words, not mine,” Wooley said. “You Read more [...] Continue reading →

Obamacare Is a Socialist Fantasy

obamacare symbol The big news about UnitedHealthcare bailing on Obamacare may make people forget about the failed Obamacare cooperatives and, more importantly, why they failed. Despite the widespread belief that expert planning was involved in the Affordable Care Act, it is pretty obvious that these co-ops were thrown together as the embodiment of a bunch of Liberal/Progressive cliches. They were doomed to fail. According to A government program being poorly run is nothing new, of course. But the Read more [...] Continue reading →

Hillary Clinton Advocates Lawlessness: No Illegal Immigrants

Hillary_Clinton_2016 Hillary Clinton could advocate a variety of positions on immigration that, while they might be wrong and dangerous, would not necessarily be lawless. But she has wholly committed herself to pretending that current laws don't exist and we must never mention that people have broken those laws. Yahoo Politics reports, "Clinton promises never to say ‘illegal immigrants’ again." Hillary Clinton addressed criticism of her use of the phrase “illegal immigrants” in a Facebook chat hosted by Read more [...] Continue reading →

Obamacare Falling Apart? Yes, Please!

obamacare crash burn blimp The government spin doctors would have us believe that Obamacare is the most successful federal program ever.  Just the other day, I saw an ad on a city bus that said people enrolled in are saving as much as 75% on their healthcare costs.   Since my family's health insurance premium nearly doubled when we were forced to switch to Obamacare and is about to go up nearly $100 per month beginning in January, I threw up a little in my mouth when I saw this dreadful lie strewn across the Read more [...] Continue reading →

Irony: Cuomo Orders Ads Removed because Fascism is Offensive

high castle The Governor of New York state, Andrew Cuomo, ordered the removal of paid advertisements that had already been approved by the lawful governing body. The ad campaign was sponsored by no less an establishment business than Amazon, and it took place in the New York subway system. How does a governor get the authority to ban advertising is one city in the state? Yet The Associated Press reports without comment, "Officials confirmed Wednesday that Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered them removed." That seems Read more [...] Continue reading →

Coming Soon to the U.S.: Punitive Tax on Meat

meat As you know, from news of cities regulating soda sizes to complaints about school lunches, there are people in power who are determined to save us from our eating and drinking habits. Now, news from the UK shows us what will soon be happening in our country. Breitbart London reports, An influential think-tank with close ties to government has co-authored a report advocating so called meat tax as a means to lower meat consumption worldwide. Tackling climate change and improving public health Read more [...] Continue reading →

Rand Paul: We Are Risking Nuclear War with Russia!

rand paul cspan As Tad Cronn has written, Barack Obama has repeatedly antagonized Russia. Where will it end? One candidate is concerned for the ultimate failure in foreign policy. Joel Gehrke writes in the National Review: "Rand Paul: Downed Russian Jet Could Lead to Nuclear War." Paul’s relatively dovish foreign-policy views have left him in a lonely political position of late, as international crises and terrorist attacks created an opening for hawkish rivals such as Senators Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) and Ted Read more [...] Continue reading →

Veterans Affairs Officials Rob Government; Not Fired

veterans affairs Perhaps the whoever made the decision to merely demote them rather than fire them decided their crime was relatively innocuous. After all, whats the theft of hundreds of thousands of dollars through fraud compared to letting veterans die by neglecting to give them the care they need? From "Not Even a Criminal Referral to the Dept. of Justice Can Get You Fired From the V.A." Two senior Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) officials accused of scamming the agency for personal financial Read more [...] Continue reading →

Obama Piles on as Tensions Build With Russia

obamaPen Leave it to President Obama to say the wrong thing at the wrong moment. Following Turkey's shooting down of a Russian plane on its way to attack ISIS in Syria, Obama said Tuesday at a press conference with French President Hollande that "Turkey like every country has a right to defend its territory and air space." He then added, "I think it is very important for us to right now make sure that both the Russians and the Turks are talking to each other and find out exactly what happened, and take Read more [...] Continue reading →