The Weekly Standard reports that the IRS gave Lois Lerner a bonus, specifically a “retention bonus”—an incentive for her to keep her job harrassing, obstructing, and burdening conservative taxpayers whose money was used to offer her that bonus.
Media coverage of yesterday's latest development in the Lois Lerner saga focused on her colorful description of conservatives as "crazies" and "a--holes" in emails released by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich).
Few news outlets Read more [...]
The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled yesterday in favor of the end of “collective bargaining.” This is wonderful news.
The Wisconsin legislature ended the right to collective bargaining for unions in 2011. While unions portray this practice as a means for gaining power against employers, that is an illusion. “Collective bargaining” is a means of using power against other workers—specifically workers who do not belong to the union and are willing to work for less.
The way unions feel Read more [...]
Not everyone will call yesterday’s drop a stock market crash… yet. But now it is admitted that a crash might be a reality.
Henry Blodgett begins his post in Business Insider by saying that he is not predicting a crash:
After meandering higher for most of the year, the stock market is now sputtering.
That's triggering chatter about a minor "correction," which many people believe is long overdue.
And maybe that's what we're at the start of, a minor correction. Or maybe this is just a blip, Read more [...]
France helps Christians? I apologize for the bad things I've said about the French.
OK, I don’t apologize for criticizing their insane economic policies and ideas, but... for any general aspersions I've cast upon them.
[See also, “Sudan Christian Woman Rescued by Vatican & Italian Government; US State Department MIA.”]
From the website of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty: “France Offers Asylum to Iraqi Christians.”
France says it is ready to welcome Christians from northern Read more [...]
What the CIA chief formerly dismissed as "beyond the scope of reason" is now confirmed as true.
From the National Journal: “CIA Admits to Hacking Senate Computers.”
The Central Intelligence Agency improperly and covertly hacked into computers used by Senate staffers to investigate the spy agency's Bush-era interrogation practices, according to an internal investigation.
CIA Director John Brennan has determined that employees "acted in a manner inconsistent with the common understanding" Read more [...]
Ethanol is one of my favorite subjects. Here’s an example why, from the Patriot Post:
Comedian Al Franken, who routinely embarrasses Minnesotans by impersonating a U.S. senator from their state, affirms that, “based on [his] conversations with [White House adviser] John Podesta and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy,” the EPA is going to raise the ethanol requirement for fuel.
Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) argues, “The Renewable Fuel Standard is fundamentally broken and beyond repair. Instead Read more [...]
Most of us run down a road paved by others, not realizing it's not the only possible path—and, in fact, that it may be a path for the road-designers to achieve their goals, while preventing you from ever reaching yours.
This is a wonderfully educational and reasonably brief look at the history of "GDP" (Gross Domestic Product) and its roots in a terrible set of economic theories that justify government intervention in the economy—a top-down, elite-driven (and elite-benefiting!) system designed Read more [...]
Far too many Christians don't judge. My experience has taught me that there is one Bible verse that all of America believes…those who call themselves Christians as well as those who do not. These two words have become the standard by which all Americans are to live their daily lives. These words are, “Judge Not…!” (Matthew 7:1)
I have previously written on this topic…way back in 2006. In the interest of brevity, take time to read Who Are You To Judge? when you get a chance.
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If you’ve been following the news much at all, then you know that we constantly hear of a growing police state--amazing behavior on the part of police officers. The police gun down an informant and an unarmed criminal and yet no charges are filed. Boy Scouts are threatened at gunpoint at the Alaska border. An unarmed boy is shot to death by police officer for answering the door with a game controller in his hand, and no charges are filed. July 4th is celebrated by police checkpoints and dubbed Read more [...]
Unilaterally extending amnesty to illegal immigrants would be executive overreach. Congressman Jeff Sessions explained why it would be wrong and illegal for Barack Obama to do so.
According to CNS News:
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) took to the Senate floor Wednesday to blast the president’s reported plan to use his executive authority to provide amnesty to illegal immigrants by scaling back deportations and granting them work permits, saying Congress must not allow the president use executive Read more [...]
I’m not claiming that Ed Schultz is the trustworthy arbiter of what is or is not a good idea for immigration or any other area of law or policy. But his typical behavior is to support anything the president wants. For awhile he veered from the President on the Keystone Pipeline, but that was only temporary. So why is Ed Schultz breaking with publicly breaking with President Obama on immigration? According to the Daily Caller,
The union-friendly cable host already declared his opposition to Read more [...]
As I had said repeatedly, DHS needs to be defunded, and shut down. It's obvious those in charge are corrupting every agency that's been put under their authority.
In an exclusive interview with Benswann.com, Jim Fox, the scout leader of the Mid-Iowa Boy Scout Troop 111, explained what happened earlier this month at a checkpoint along the Alaska – Canada border.
At the check point, one of the boys took a picture of the border agent and “threw the agent into a frenzy.” According to Fox, Read more [...]