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 […]

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 […]

“Insurance” for Pregnant Women in New York Now Available Throughout Pregnancy

According to USA Today, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a new law last week that will allow pregnant women to enroll in an insurance plan at any point in their pregnancy.  State lawmakers approved the legislation in June. So, what’s the big deal?  The big deal is that this legislation is forcing insurance carriers to accept something that is more than a risk in granting coverage to pregnant women at any time during their pregnancies.  Claims will be a sure thing from women who are already Read more […]

Believers In Global Warming See What They Want to Believe

Since I recently posted about government food and nutrition “science,” perhaps I should revisit bad science in another area. We are having unseasonably warm weather right now. Here is a recent Associated Press video: For at least one of the people interviewed, the weather is obviously the result of “global warming.” He complains of those who resist the belief. To Associated Press’s credit, the description of the video acknowledged the real scientific consensus: A weather pattern partly Read more […]

Armed Father and SWAT Team Save Son’s Life from Hospital

Here’s a thumbnail sketch of what happed: Kid has a stroke; ruled brain dead and put on organ donor list. Armed dad goes in room and holds off medics for three hours. That is long enough for the son to recover enough functionality to prove he is NOT brain dead. He squeezed his father’s hand, and SWAT medic could see that he was alert when they came into the room. Dad spends some time in jail and then gets to spend Christmas with his highly recovered son. One of the lesson’s here is that the Read more […]

Criminally Stacked Committee Made Up Dietary Guidelines

One of the myths of government is that our rulers can get experts together to hammer out a scientific consensus. But rulers are arrogant and are at least as likely to hold onto a bundle of prejudices as anyone else. They stack the committees to confirm those prejudices. Ultimately, they usually manage to control enough funding to research that they can ensure there are no experts who refuse to conform to the fad of the day. Thus, Gless G. Lammi writes at Forbes, “Advisory Committee’s Violations Read more […]

Coming Soon to the U.S.: Punitive Tax on 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 […]

Michelle Obama’s Lunch Program Leads to $1 Million in Wasted Food in Two School Districts

Imagine how much waste is going on in the entire nation’s public schools! EAG News reports, “Michelle O’s lunch rules cost AR school district $1 million in wasted food.” Two Arkansas school districts estimate students throw away more than $1 million in food annually, mostly because of federal school food regulations championed by first lady Michelle Obama. The problem is among a host of issues tied to the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act and the National School Lunch Program that are plaguing Read more […]

Planned Parenthood Funding is Out in Texas

Planned Parenthood has recently learned that the State of Texas intends to cut funding to Medicaid’s support of their agency. Texas Monthly reported that the Inspector General of the State of Texas, Stuart Bowen, Jr., said this in a letter to the agency: “The State has determined that you and your Planned Parenthood affiliates are no longer capable of performing medical services in a professionally competent, safe, legal and ethical manner,” and that as a result, Planned Parenthood will be Read more […]