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Liberal Legacy: San Francisco Streets Littered With Human Waste

escalatorBART San Francisco used to be a nice town. The shining City by the Bay. That was a long time ago, though, before the city turned into one of the nation's leading dens of liberalism and the residents went collectively insane. There are a lot of troubles these days in San Francisco, the home town of Nancy Pelosi. Most of them are brought on by the leaders of San Francisco, from designating the town a "sanctuary city" for illegal aliens to allowing various "clothing optional" parades, fairs and other Read more [...] Continue reading →

FedEx CEO Attacks Public School Monopoly

school bus stop Frederick Smith says that the public school monopoly tends "to gravitate to the lowest common denominator." In my opinion, Frederick Smith was courageous to say the things he said. There are two reasons for my opinion. First, despite the popular myth about them and the free market, businessmen and entrepreneurs are often more interested in gaining government help than in winning in a free market environment. For some, a monopoly is what they aspire to become once they get successful enough to Read more [...] Continue reading →

FCC Internet Rules Angle to Shut Down Conservatives

Censorship "Net neutrality" is anything but. In the court fight that's shaping up, the major issue seems to be that the rules are written in such a way that media outlets that have always been protected by the First Amendment no longer have any rights to free speech if they publish on the Internet. The case is expected to be heard in December. The rules were voted on by the FCC earlier this year. The most telling quote from the commission's vote was this: "Broadband providers are conduits, not speakers Read more [...] Continue reading →

A Stupid Way for Republicans to Attack a Democrat: IRS Troubles

little house on the prairie IRS troubles could possibly indicate a character flaw, but not necessarily. Attacking someone for being behind in their taxes is not going to work well. As you may have heard, Melissa Gilbert is running for the House of Representatives to represent a district in Michigan. Gilbert was the actress who in her younger days played Laura Ingalls Wilder in the TV series, “The Little House on the Prairie.” The TV series was based on a book series by the real Laura Ingalls Wilder with a lot of editorial Read more [...] Continue reading →

Without Government, Who Would Incite Food Riots?

venezuela thugs Hungry people who have nothing to eat are engaging in food riots to grab groceries. People go hungry without government. People steal for food without government. But when whole groups or a majority in a country are suddenly without means to feed themselves, that is usually a sign of “government at work.” Venezuela is providing an obvious example. As the PanAm Post reports, “Looting Sweeps Venezuela as Hunger Takes Over: 132 Incidents Tell of "Desperation and Discomfort" Sinking In.” It’s Read more [...] Continue reading →

What We Should Learn from American Dental Tourism in Mexico

HealthCareCosts American dental tourism in Mexico saves U.S. citizens thousands of dollars. A friend of mine lived in the Seattle area in the early nineties. His experience was that people were constantly driving up to Vancouver, British Columbia, to get laser eye correction procedures. The circumstances that made this such a great deal were as follows: 1) Laser eye surgery was not covered by the Canadian “single payer” (i.e. government funded or socialist) healthcare system. 2) Laser eye surgery was covered Read more [...] Continue reading →

Venezuelans Forced to Use Pet Meds

051712Socialism The lesson should be learned by Americans because what is happening to Venezuelans can easily happen here. There are lessons about Obamacare and socialism closer at hand than Venezuela. Veterans Affairs is one example. In fact, Veterans Affairs was lied about to be used as an argument for how great Obamacare would be. But the economy is going to get worse, and Venezuela is a picture of our future. Perhaps there is still time to avoid it, but I can’t be sure. El Universal reports, “Transplanted Read more [...] Continue reading →

Hillary Caught Red Handed

HillaryClinton Just two days ago, the New York Times rewrote a story about Hillary Clinton's email scandal in order to soften the PR blow to her campaign, at her handlers' request. That seems unlikely to happen again anytime soon as the facts about two investigators' call for a criminal investigation of the former secretary of state's handling of official emails become known. The New York Times' lede on Friday night: WASHINGTON — Government investigators said Friday that they had discovered classified Read more [...] Continue reading →

Did Veterans Affairs Deliberately Help Soldiers Mess Up Their Paperwork and Delay Care?

healthcare There is evidence that the Veterans Affairs bureaucrats decided not to tell veterans what they needed to do to apply for care. You might remember the Pixar movie, "The Incredibles." One of my favorite scenes was of Mr. Incredible's job at an insurance agency. He was supposed to turn down claims whether they were legitimate or not. Ironically, I think the popular perception that movie tapped into was one reason why people were receptive to Obamacare as our savior from the insurance agencies. Read more [...] Continue reading →

Left Goes on Binge Rewriting History

1984 One thing the recent Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage did was to give the radical Left in this country a boost of confidence. That much is clear. Since that ruling, which happened at almost the same time as the funeral for the people shot in South Carolina by Dylann Roof, the Left has been on a real tear through history, trying to rewrite the past to "prove" support for their unsupportable ideas. The funerals of Roof's victims and publication of a photograph of Roof holding a Confederate Read more [...] Continue reading →

Socialist Medicine Means Exploiting and Overworking Doctors

socialism_02 England’s system of socialist medicine is using overworked doctors who are required to fill more and more overtime. Here is an interesting story from England’s The Independent showing where our own country is headed: “NHS hospitals pushing young medics to brink of 'burnout' by relying on them to work extra hours.” Hospitals are pushing young medics to the brink of “burnout” by relying on them to work extra hours to plug long-term gaps in ward rotas, leading doctors have warned, after Read more [...] Continue reading →

CNN Claims the Pope Has Hurt Republicans. Doubtful.

Pope Francis 1 Why should a pope spouting global warming propaganda hurt Republicans more than Democrats are hurt by abortion? It is pretty clear that Pope Francis is a socialist who is trying to undo the good that Pope John Paul pursued during his time holding the Roman Catholic office. But the media is trying to pretend that the pope could actually hurt Republicans. That makes no sense. CNN Politics blared the headline: “Pope hands GOP climate change dilemma.” Republicans eyeing the White House Read more [...] Continue reading →