New York Values Are OK because Terrorist Attack

The way people, even conservatives, are piling on Ted Cruz for questioning “New York values” is delusional. Newser.com tells us, Ted Cruz is eliciting particularly strong reaction this week—especially from people in the Empire State. In a Tuesday radio interview, Cruz railed against Donald Trump, saying the businessman “embodies New York values,” BuzzFeed reports. Cruz followed up on Fox News, telling Megyn Kelly, per the Washington Post: “The rest of the country knows exactly what New York values Read more […]

Why Does the Obama Regime Think Autonomous Cars Are Worth $4 Billion?

Given the rhetoric about the non-existent “epidemic of gun violence,” perhaps the Obama Administration feels compelled to show concern for highway deaths since they far exceed gun deaths. But they want to spend a lot of money! USA Today reports, The Obama administration on Thursday proposed a 10-year, $4 billion push to spark the development of self-driving cars, hoping to one day eliminate roadway deaths. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Read more […]

Walmart Shuttering 154 Stores in the U.S. after Raising Wages

Here is another example of the great recovery we’ve had under Obama. According to Tribune Media: “Walmart to close 269 stores, 154 in U.S.; 10,000 employees impacted.” Walmart is closing 154 stores in the U.S., the company announced on Friday. As part of a “sharpened focus on portfolio management,” the 154 U.S. closures include 102 of its Walmart Express stores, which were opened during a test that started in 2011. The other closures include 23 Neighborhood Market stores, 12 Supercenters, Read more […]

Illinois Financial Crisis Scares General Electric Away

General Electric has no problem with state tampering with the economy when they are the direct beneficiaries of that tampering. We have seen this with their push for the renewal of the Ex-Im bank, and their shameless use of campaign donations to pressure politicians. However, when a government’s tampering with the economy leaves the economy at the point of an impending crisis, GE doesn’t want anything to do with it. The Chicago Tribune reports, “State Pension Crisis Hurt Chicago’s Chances for Read more […]

Dems Love Nikki Haley’s Speech

The White House seems to be crushing on the Governor of South Carolina because of her speech. From The Hill: “White House heaps praise on Haley after SOTU response.” South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s (R) response to President Obama’s State of the Union address won her praise from the very place she was tasked with criticizing: the White House.  “I have a lot of admiration for the governor,” White House chief of staff Denis McDonough told reporters at a breakfast sponsored by the Christian Read more […]

Personal Tragedy Used to Justify another Government Boondoggle

From the President’s State of the Union address: Last year, Vice President Biden said that with a new moonshot, America can cure cancer. Last month, he worked with this Congress to give scientists at the National Institutes of Health the strongest resources they’ve had in over a decade. Tonight, I’m announcing a new national effort to get it done. And because he’s gone to the mat for all of us, on so many issues over the past forty years, I’m putting Joe in charge of Mission Control. For Read more […]

Chris Christie and the Takeover of Atlantic City

Here’s a campaign video claiming that Chris Christie is at least partly responsible for New Jersey’s alleged economic revival: I’m sure Chris Christie did some good things. As someone who was ambitious for higher office, he would be motivated to provide a legacy in New Jersey. Nevertheless, his record is mixed. Bloomberg reports, After almost five years of piecemeal efforts to fix Atlantic City, New Jersey’s distressed seaside resort faces more drastic measures: the end of its casino Read more […]

Nikki Haley Admits It; She was Attacking Republicans Attracted to Trump

The country is lit up w/ a populist fever & the GOP responds by digging in, criticizing the GOP candidates dominating polls?! NOT SMART. — Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) January 13, 2016 I think Laura Ingraham’s comment about Nikki Haley’s response to the State of the Union speech was quite astute. Haley simply brushes it off in her interview on The Today Show: Haley angered some conservative pundits with her response to Obama’s address by seemingly saving her sharpest Read more […]

Paul Ryan Says Obama’s Hits on Trump “Degrades the Presidency,” but Defends Haley

There is no love lost between Paul Ryan and me, but not everything about this interview was bad. In fact, while disagreeing with Trump, he explained one aspect of his rise quite well. “I think people are really nervous. I think people are really anxious. And that’s because they believe that the country as they know it, this American idea — the condition of your birth doesn’t determine the outcome of your life  … so many people are worried that’s leaving us. “People are going to say, I Read more […]

Did Anyone Else Hate Nikki Haley’s Response to… Donald Trump? Ted Cruz?

The speech above was purported to be a response to Barack Obama’s State of the Union message. Hardly. I only bothered to listen to the speech because my Facebook feed yesterday was full of attacks on Ann Coulter for the tweets about Haley’s speech. While I didn’t bother to find out what Coulter wrote (because I don’t really care), I did get curious about Haley’s speech. And, for the record, I have heard nothing but good things about Haley. I certainly liked her more than Trump and, in Read more […]

New Problem for Government to Save Us From: Fitness DVDs

As a person who lifts heavy and occasionally sprints, I despise the majority of exercise DVDs. But that doesn’t mean I think the government should save us from them. Yet that is what recent media stories have promoted. If only we had bureaucrats to tell us what the “settled science” is regarding how we should work out, and censoring anyone else, we would all be better off. Thus, Newser.com: “Exercise DVDs May Actually Be Psychologically Harmful.” Exercise DVDs are a mostly unregulated industry, Read more […]

Kathleen Parker Doesn’t Understand Christianity or Ted Cruz

Unbelievable. Listen to what she says about Ted Cruz on CNN: The video was posted by Newsbusters: On the 11 January 2016 edition of CNN’s AC360, Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker revealed her own ignorance of Christian teachings, as she targeted Senator Ted Cruz for something “astonishing” he recently said at a campaign stop: “”I don’t think there’s any chance Ted Cruz can win a general — and here’s why….He said…’It’s time for the Body of Christ to rise up and support me.’ Read more […]