Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac Take a Pay Cut

At last, there is something to cheer about in Congress.  According to The Washington Post, the House passed a bill to cut the pay raises to the CEOs of the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac lending companies. From The Washington Post’s story: The U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve a bill that would suspend new annual target compensation of $4 million each for Freddie Mac CEO Donald Layton and Fannie Mae CEO Timothy Mayopoulos. If signed into law by President Obama, the bill would return Read more […]

Utility Worker Stops Robbery with Concealed Weapon

Say what you will about the legality of carrying concealed weapons, but this story proves that allowing the general public to have access to guns can save lives and stop crime! A would-be armed robbery suspect was shot dead Monday morning while attempting to hold-up three utility workers in north county, the St. Louis County Police Department said. According to Sgt. Brian Schellman, a county police spokesman, the incident occurred around 8:55 a.m. around the intersection of Lynncrest and Crown Read more […]

HULU — “Controversial” Ads Are Not Allowed

Hulu television streaming service is very popular.  I watch HULU, and I hate the ads.  But I am not willing to pay an additional $4 a month to subscribe ad-free. Since advertising revenue is crucial to the streaming service’s business model, it is perplexing when the company refuses ads that it deems “controversial.”  According to World Magazine, here’s what happened: Online streaming service Hulu has refused to air commercials produced by Students for Life of America (SFLA) that encourage Read more […]

All Lives Matter–Mizzou Students Worry about Paris Tragedy Stealing their Thunder

With the protesting at the University of Missouri, the “black lives matter” signs have shown up again.  I agree that black lives matter.  But I also think that unborn lives matter, and the lives of Christians persecuted in Islamic nations matter, and the lives of Parisians who were attacked matter, and that the lives of people killed all over the world every day matter.  Humans need to agree that all lives matter! In thinking about all the lives that matter, I was struck by this report at breitbart.com Read more […]

Get Your Free Abortions Down the Street!

Soon, pro-life pregnancy centers in California will be legally required to post signs in their facilities letting clients know where to go for free abortion counseling. The governor of California recently signed into law the “Reproductive FACT Act,” a law that requires any sort of pregnancy care center to post a sign, 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches, in a prominent place so clients are aware of all the services available to them in the State of California.  The Act reads: This bill would enact the Read more […]

Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide Cause Fear Among Disabled

Things are confusing in the world today. First, the culture, headed up by the media, tells us that we need to tolerate everyone.  Hate-speech is not allowed.  If someone is transgender or homosexual or a crossdresser, we are to tolerate and even embrace them because they were born that way. Then, when we hear about disabled people, we hear how brave they are.  Or, how about a terminally ill person, he is brave, too.  This is, of course, true.  People with disabilities and terminal illnesses Read more […]

Anti-discrimination Ordinance in Dallas is All About the Bathrooms

A couple weeks ago, Political Outcast posted on Houston’s recent referendum on the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO).  A few days later on November 3, voters squelched HERO.  Statements from voters called the results a victory for decency as  the measure sought to allow men who identify as women to have access to women’s restrooms and vice-versa. Now, in Dallas, the City Council has unanimously approved a law very similar to HERO.  The Dallas Morning News Reports: This morning, the council Read more […]

HIPAA and How it Affects Parenting

It’s every parent’s nightmare.  You get that phone call in the middle of the night delivering the horrific news that your child was in an accident.  You rush to the hospital, numb, but ready to serve as your child’s advocate and to make all the right decisions about his care.  When you get there, you’re told that you have no say in his care.  Ok, then, you wonder: why did they call me?  Oh, yes, you are the party responsible for the financial obligations.  You can pay, but you can’t say! For Read more […]

Thought & Speech Police Are Alive and Well at University of Missouri

“I always feel like somebody’s watching me,” say the lyrics of the popular 90s song by Rockwall.  At University of Missouri today, this is more than just a feeling.  University Police are asking students to report anyone who uses “hurtful speech.” Medialite.com reports: In an email that was flagged by several Missouri-based journalists, the MUPD asked “individuals who witness incidents of hateful and/or hurtful speech or actions” to call the department’s general phone line “to continue Read more […]

Mizzou–Intolerance in the Name of Tolerance

News of University of Missouri President Tim Wolfe’s resignation came out on Monday morning.  The Mizzou football team went on strike in support of students on campus calling for racial equality and for the University to address discrimination issues on the predominantly white Columbia, MO, campus.  Football players protested in solidarity with hunger-striking student, John Butler, and said they would not play again until Wolfe resigned. Here’s the story from ABC News: In his announcement Wolfe Read more […]

Failed Obamacare Co-Ops Add to the Cost of the “Affordable Care Act”

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, there’s more to be upset about in regard to Obamacare. After the Affordable Care Act was passed and the government started  setting up healthcare.gov, there were some areas where there weren’t many insurers, so Congress set up healthcare co-ops to insert some competition into those areas to make sure there were affordable options.  So we see that from the beginning, the idea of a government healthcare plan was bad for the economy.  It was so bad Read more […]

The Battle is Not Over for Airbnb

The defeat of Proposition F in San Francisco is not the end of political struggles for Airbnb.  (See my earlier piece.)  According to the LA Times, the internet lodging rental service faces more attempts by municipalities across the country who want to impose more regulations on the $25 billion company. Here’s a part of the Times’ report: At a Wednesday press conference, a top Airbnb executive said the company plans to build on its success in the Bay Area, where it relied on a “people-to-people Read more […]