Gov at Work: Hurricane Sandy Victims Drowning in Paperwork

government competence It is taken for granted that victims of Hurricane Sandy should get Federal help. Insurance companies cannot possibly be sufficient. Neither can private charity. Nor should people feel any additional pressure about where they choose to live. Floods and storms can only be dealt with by the Federal government and its amazing resources. OK, but how is that working for you? According to the New York Daily News, “Small businesses applying for federal loans to recover from Hurricane Sandy are Read more [...]
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More Barack Obama Secrecy: Political Travel

keeping secrets no Obama secrecy is all too common despite promises about "transparency." Imagine having an employee, with a company credit card, and he's always taking trips billed to you. He admits many of the expenses he charges are his own responsibility, but he refuses to show you the actual details of his spending. How long would that person remain an employee? [See also, “Most Transparent Administration in History Gives Advocacy Group State Secrets Privilege.”] But CBS News reports, “How Read more [...]
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ISIS Training Video Shows Gear Stamped 'U.S.'

UStentsISIS As the Obama Administration's aerial assault on ISIS continues to fail according to plan, a new ISIS training video has emerged that seems to confirm something critics have said all along. The video shows ISIS recruits undergoing training, and at several points in the video shows that they are using tents clearly stamped with the letters US, and in the video, it appears they may be using U.S. weapons. The problem of ISIS goes back to the Syrian so-called rebellion that has been going on Read more [...]
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Obamacare: Another Year of Rising Prices Ahead of Us

obamacare crash burn blimp Rising prices are only one of many problems with Obamacare. As a friend wrote about this piece in the Daily Signal: You're paying more, getting less, and sacrificing freedom... so that a tiny handful of people can get their "free stuff" from Daddy government (and Daddy government can have their guaranteed votes). Obamacare, what's not to like!?! For politicians and the big insurance corporations there may be nothing “not to like.” But for those of us who had our health insurance wrecked, Read more [...]
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Pentagon Boasts about Climate Change Readiness

Secretary of Defense - Charles Timothy "Chuck" Hagel While the Defense Department has blown apart Syria and is unable to help Iraq, it wants to assure us of its climate change readiness. The Pentagon has made an announcement. All intelligent readers will immediately understand what the Pentagon is proclaiming in its announcement. They are telling us that we have entrusted national defense responsibilities and an arsenal of Weapons of Mass Destruction, as well as conventional weapons, to a pack of morons. From the L.A. Times: “Pentagon unveils Read more [...]
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School Panics; Treats 5-Year-Old-Girl as Homicide Risk

school bus stop A school panics because a little girl points crayons at classmates and draws picture of a gun. One clue that your child has been educated in school hysteria is to have her interrupt you at the dinner table to ask the question, “What is suicide mommy? Daddy what is suicide?" (Note, if you don't see vidoe below, you can also watch it here.) How can people like this be the ones our society gives power over little children? Actually, it is not clear that we ever gave them such authority Read more [...]
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Why Does Islam Produce Totalitarian Governments?

ColsonsLaw Totalitarian governments become inevitable if people won’t restrain themselves. The Gospel Coalition posted some social wisdom that Peter Kreeft gained from Chuck Colson, the founder of Prison Fellowship. Reading Kreeft’s words made me think of the question: Why are self-consciously Islamic nations almost invariably totalitarian? Kreeft writes: Colson’s Law is named for the man I learned it from: Chuck Colson, founder of Prison Fellowship Ministries. It is one of the fundamental Read more [...]
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Police Militarization: How Conservatives Justify Weaponization

Police The missing component in this discussion of police militarization and related issues is the responsibility of law enforcement to educate the citizenry, and not simply take upon themselves prerogatives they were never intended to have within the American system. The discussion is published by the Daily Signal: “Police Beefed Up Capabilities Because a Crime-Weary Nation Wanted Them To.” The demands of a weary public compelled state and local law enforcement to challenge more conventional Read more [...]
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CDC Authority is Not Prophetic

cdc seal We claim to be intelligent and scientific, so why do we invoke CDC authority? Who died and made the Centers for Disease Control God? When I saw this story about sleep requirements for optimal health and functioning, I didn’t expect to post about it. But the way the story ended reminded me of how the media often assumes that centralized authority somehow determines truth. I posted yesterday about how, contrary to media assumptions, the Ebola emergency is not an argument for increased centralized Read more [...]
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Elizabeth Warren, Hypocrite and Crony Capitalist

elizabeth warren The Elizabeth Warren attack on Barack Obama for protecting the finance industry is a con job. Yes, Barack Obama was bought and paid for by Goldman Sachs and the rest of the finance industry, so her criticisms are true enough in that area. But she is claiming that the Democrats aren’t really like that and that the Republicans are worse. Thus, the Daily Caller reports: Obama’s economic team “protected Wall Street,” Sen. Warren told Salon. “Not families who were losing their homes. Read more [...]
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Andrew Cuomo Wants NY to Have Its Own Export-Import Bank

cronyism As Congress seems about to end the Export-Import Bank, Governor Cuomo wants NY Taxpayers to Fund Corporate Welfare. In one of the rare triumphs of reason over corruption in the Federal government, it looks as if a government office of crony corruption might finally be put down. Left and Right agree that the Export-Import Bank needs to end. But a group of politicos are horrified by the end of the taxpayer-finance corporate welfare. One of them is Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York. According Read more [...]
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Ebola Is Not a Reason for Increased Centralized Power

cdc logo The spread of the disease might be halted by increased centralized power, but it also might be spread faster. The assumptions in this USA Today story are rather obvious: As Thomas Eric Duncan's family mourns the USA's first Ebola death in Dallas, one question reverberates over a series of apparent missteps in the case: Who is in charge of the response to Ebola? The answer seems to be — there really isn't one person or agency. There is not a single national response. […] "One of the Read more [...]
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