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Pope Stumps for Environment, Using Poor as the Excuse

PopeFrancisWarming I tried to like this pope when he was selected. I think most of the world wanted to love or at least respect him. But his American tour has shown beyond any doubt that instead of a man of God, he is a man of the Left. And while he uses the poor continually as a prop in his speeches, a la "do this because the poor are suffering," he is pushing the same tired leftist rhetoric about economic equality, social justice and environmental welfare that you can get from your run-of-the-mill Marxist college Read more [...] Continue reading →

It Costs $3 for Every $1 that the Government Benefits Someone

burning money Government benefits are basically an inefficient and overpriced way for society to make government do the charity we all should do. How much do government benefits cost? According to one economist, they cost three times the benefits bestowed on the recipients. The Washington Free Beacon reports this under an incredibly positive headline, “Federal Debt Held by the Public Totals $107,000 Per Household.” I say it is positive because a friend of mind did some counting and says that, if you account Read more [...] Continue reading →

Poor Countries Want You to Pay for Their Weather

globalWarming In what has to be one of the most ridiculous claims on charity ever from self-proclaimed victims, USA Today reports that poor countries that have suffered from "extreme" weather events want reparations from the United States and Europe. And they want them to the tune of $100 billion. Annually. Third World countries have written up their invoice in preparation for the United Nations' Conference on Climate Change planned for December in Paris. Because obviously, there never would have been Read more [...] Continue reading →

Only Big Government Makes Increased Longevity into Bad News

social security_cards 2 Because human longevity is improving in the United States, the Social Security Trust Fund is going to run out of money sooner than expected. Why should it be a financial and economic disaster for the United States that people are living longer? One word: pensions.  Our nation’s pension is known as “Social Security.” CNBC reports, “Social Security's in worse shape than you thought: Study.” The Social Security Administration projects that its trust funds will be depleted by 2033—not Read more [...] Continue reading →

Space, the Final Frontier: No Straight White Boys Allowed

 Gaia forbid a white male should put on a spacesuit and go overpopulating the universe. That's the short version of the Left's latest tangent. According to Martin Robbins, writing in The Guardian: "To paraphrase Douglas Adams: 'Space is white. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly white it is.' It’s also very male and European. Women in space-colony fiction have generally been presented as sexy walking vaginas, whose main purpose is to provide the male astronauts with Read more [...] Continue reading →

Over a Half Million Illegal Aliens Have Social Security Numbers

Social Security Card_03 These illegal aliens qualify for social security, including social security disability benefits. CNS News reports on the Obama White House: “Administration Gave Social Security Numbers to 541,000 Illegal Aliens.” Social Security numbers (SSNs) were given to 541,000 illegal aliens, according to Carolyn Colvin, acting commissioner of the Social Security Administration (SSA). In a March 12 letter, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) had asked SSA: “How many individuals have applied for SSNs as a result Read more [...] Continue reading →

Not Speaking English is a Social Security Disability?

rise in disability Over two hundred Puerto Ricans were granted Social Security disability status because they claimed they could not speak English. I missed this story last week, but it deserves some outrage even at this late date. The Washington Post reports that the Social Security Administration has realized that it makes no sense to grant “disability” status to Puerto Ricans: “Puerto Ricans who can’t speak English qualify as disabled for Social Security.” Hundreds of Puerto Rico’s residents qualified Read more [...] Continue reading →

Down That Slippery Slope: Three-Way Homosexual Marriage in Thailand

polygamyGay The Left has been all a-flutter of late about Dr. Ben Carson's recent comments that homosexuality is a choice. In a panel discussion on that topic, self-described queer CNN host Don Lemon declared that the homosexual marriage debate has been "settled" by the courts. "There is no definition of marriage as between a man and woman. Marriage is between two people," according to Lemon. "The courts in many states and the Supreme Court has decided that marriage is between two people, whether it’s Read more [...] Continue reading →

Obama Wants $6,461 More Taxes Per Person

President Obama And Vice President Biden Meet With Members Of Congress On Foreign Policy The budget calls for more taxes... and more debt! Get ready to open your wallets a little wider. President Obama dropped his new Progressive budget plan to transform America on Congress, and all it will cost you is $6,461 more than you're paying in taxes already. That would add up to about $2.1 trillion more in revenue for the government. Naturally, Obama's budget calls for increasing spending by $2.4 trillion. That gap of $300 billion or so? Fuggeddaboutit. That's for your kids and Read more [...] Continue reading →

Ferguson is about Entitlement, Not about Justice

want it now The entitlement mentality is burning down our world. One thing that is becoming ever so clear about Ferguson is that it is not about race or justice. The video clips of the looters reveals multiple races, not just one. It is about entitlement. You can see this in the conduct prior to the announcement of no indictment and you can see it in the conduct of the protesters after the announcement. First, prior to the announcement, there was a demand for an indictment. It did not matter what the Read more [...] Continue reading →

FDR’s Second “Bill of Rights”

Obama FDR This is, perhaps, the most remembered phrase attributed to the cartoon character Pogo in a syndicated cartoon strip of the same name.  Pogo was the invention of cartoonist Walt Kelly and first appeared 66 years” We Have Met the Enemy, and He is Us: FDR’s 2nd Bill of Rights” ago, this week, on October 4th, 1948. The phrase “We have met the enemy, and he is us” pretty well sums up the Kelly’s attitude toward the foibles of mankind and the nature of the human condition.   Indeed, Read more [...] Continue reading →

Federal Addiction to Short-Term Debt Will Not End Well

money swirl Short-Term Debt Means a Sudden Rise in Interest Rates Will Crush Us. The short-term picture looks deceptively stable. The long-term picture is not so good. On David Stockman’s website: “Uncle Sam’s $8 Trillion Annual Debt Churn: Why Washington Is Pertrified Of Honest Interest Rates.” When discussing the national debt, most people tend to only focus on the amount that it increases each 12 months.  And as I wrote about recently, the U.S. national debt has increased by more than Read more [...] Continue reading →