The Senate Doesn’t Hate Ted Cruz because of His Personality, but His Politics

ted-cruz Maybe “hate” is too strong a word. The issue was raised by Donald Trump and the Washington Times ran a story about it. Donald Trump’s claim that Sen. Ted Cruz is “nasty” and “everybody hates” him in Washington isn’t ringing true with his Senate colleagues, who say he’s a passionate legislator — though they haven’t rushed to embrace the Texan, either. So Trump says they hate Ted Cruz. The thing to keep in mind is that the Washington Times attempts to serve a conservative, Read more [...] Continue reading →

Neighbors Sue Over Kids Playing in Yard

gavel on white background People with children are allowed to let them play in the yard. This is true even for children who don't go to a regular school. CBS Dallas Fort Worth reports, But Counts is being sued for a playhouse that her neighbors say is upsetting their “tranquil quality of life” and quote “creating noise issues as well as visibility issues for them and their pets,” according to minutes from an HOA meeting. Those neighbors are Irving and Anita Ward. Irving Ward declined to comment on his lawsuit Read more [...] Continue reading →

New York Values Are OK because Terrorist Attack

Ted Cruz_02 The way people, even conservatives, are piling on Ted Cruz for questioning "New York values" is delusional. Newser.com tells us, Ted Cruz is eliciting particularly strong reaction this week—especially from people in the Empire State. In a Tuesday radio interview, Cruz railed against Donald Trump, saying the businessman "embodies New York values," BuzzFeed reports. Cruz followed up on Fox News, telling Megyn Kelly, per the Washington Post: "The rest of the country knows exactly what New York values Read more [...] Continue reading →

Why Does the Obama Regime Think Autonomous Cars Are Worth $4 Billion?

gm Given the rhetoric about the non-existent "epidemic of gun violence," perhaps the Obama Administration feels compelled to show concern for highway deaths since they far exceed gun deaths. But they want to spend a lot of money! USA Today reports, The Obama administration on Thursday proposed a 10-year, $4 billion push to spark the development of self-driving cars, hoping to one day eliminate roadway deaths. The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Read more [...] Continue reading →

Walmart Shuttering 154 Stores in the U.S. after Raising Wages

walmart worker Here is another example of the great recovery we've had under Obama. According to Tribune Media: "Walmart to close 269 stores, 154 in U.S.; 10,000 employees impacted." Walmart is closing 154 stores in the U.S., the company announced on Friday. As part of a “sharpened focus on portfolio management,” the 154 U.S. closures include 102 of its Walmart Express stores, which were opened during a test that started in 2011. The other closures include 23 Neighborhood Market stores, 12 Supercenters, Read more [...] Continue reading →

Illinois Financial Crisis Scares General Electric Away

ge General Electric has no problem with state tampering with the economy when they are the direct beneficiaries of that tampering. We have seen this with their push for the renewal of the Ex-Im bank, and their shameless use of campaign donations to pressure politicians. However, when a government's tampering with the economy leaves the economy at the point of an impending crisis, GE doesn't want anything to do with it. The Chicago Tribune reports, "State Pension Crisis Hurt Chicago's Chances for Read more [...] Continue reading →

Hillary: All You Need is Love

HillaryClinton Hillary Clinton wants to be the Love President. I thought that was her husband, but OK, let's roll with it. Hillary said one of the stupider things I've heard a Democratic presidential candidate say in an interview on the Lifetime channel that aired Wednesday. Asked what she, as a "female," would bring to the presidency, Hillary flashed back to the sixties and said, "I really believe we need more love and kindness and nurturing in our country, and in the world. I don’t mean this to be Read more [...] Continue reading →

Dems Love Nikki Haley's Speech

2016-01-13 The White House seems to be crushing on the Governor of South Carolina because of her speech. From The Hill: "White House heaps praise on Haley after SOTU response." South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s (R) response to President Obama’s State of the Union address won her praise from the very place she was tasked with criticizing: the White House.  “I have a lot of admiration for the governor,” White House chief of staff Denis McDonough told reporters at a breakfast sponsored by the Christian Read more [...] Continue reading →

Personal Tragedy Used to Justify another Government Boondoggle

Joe Biden_02 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 [...] Continue reading →

Chris Christie and the Takeover of Atlantic City

chris christie Here's a campaign video claiming that Chris Christie is at least partly responsible for New Jersey's alleged economic revival: I'm sure Chris Christie did some good things. As someone who was ambitious for higher office, he would be motivated to provide a legacy in New Jersey. Nevertheless, his record is mixed. Bloomberg reports, After almost five years of piecemeal efforts to fix Atlantic City, New Jersey’s distressed seaside resort faces more drastic measures: the end of its casino Read more [...] Continue reading →

Nikki Haley Admits It; She was Attacking Republicans Attracted to Trump

donald_trump The country is lit up w/ a populist fever & the GOP responds by digging in, criticizing the GOP candidates dominating polls?! NOT SMART. — Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) January 13, 2016 I think Laura Ingraham’s comment about Nikki Haley’s response to the State of the Union speech was quite astute. Haley simply brushes it off in her interview on The Today Show: Haley angered some conservative pundits with her response to Obama's address by seemingly saving her sharpest Read more [...] Continue reading →

Paul Ryan Says Obama's Hits on Trump "Degrades the Presidency," but Defends Haley

Paul-Ryan There is no love lost between Paul Ryan and me, but not everything about this interview was bad. In fact, while disagreeing with Trump, he explained one aspect of his rise quite well. "I think people are really nervous. I think people are really anxious. And that's because they believe that the country as they know it, this American idea — the condition of your birth doesn't determine the outcome of your life  ... so many people are worried that's leaving us. "People are going to say, I Read more [...] Continue reading →