UC Berkeley, the university that practically invented student protest as a form of recreation, is the site of one of the dumber recent spasms of outrage from the racial front lines.
The Black Student Union says black students have been feeling mighty unwelcome on the ultraliberal Berkeley campus, so what better way to make them all feel better than to name a building after someone who is one of them, who represents their experience?
Someone like, oh I dunno, a hardened communist criminal?
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The Senator is using his office to organize a resistance movement to save coal from the Environmental Protection Agency.
The best part of this strategy is that Senator Mitch McConnell is appealing to states’ rights and sovereignty over against the overreaching grasp of the executive branch of the Federal Government. The New York Times reports,
On Thursday, Mr. McConnell sent a detailed letter to every governor in the United States laying out a carefully researched legal argument as to why Read more [...]
Should activists congratulate themselves when Target raises wages? Not much.
Target stores have announced that they are raising their lowest wage to nine dollars an hour. Since the story at the Wall Street Journal site is tucked behind a paywall, I have to rely on Newser.com’s summary: “Target Hikes Minimum Pay to $9.”
What is noteworthy about the Newser.com piece is that it submerges the substantial reason for Target’s decision in the midst of a great deal of verbiage designed Read more [...]
When student whiners hold an underwear demonstration against rising tuition, Napolitano doesn’t seem concerned about income inequality.
This would be funny, if it weren't so sad.
The San Francisco CBS affiliate reports, “Napolitano Says ‘We Don’t Have To Listen To This Crap’ As Half-Naked Students Protest Potential UC Tuition Hikes.”
University of California President Janet Napolitano remarked to a fellow regent that they “didn’t have to listen to this crap” as underwear-clad Read more [...]
A Federal employee will not be charged for his lost drone that crashed at the Obama’s residence.
Back when the story first broke of a Federal employee losing control of a drone, Bob Allen posted about it:
I love how the article mentions the laws this man broke, but he remains unidentified. And they say it’s apparently unlikely he will be prosecuted. Anyone want to guess what would happen to me, if I did the exact same thing?
Some animals really are more equal than others; they’re Read more [...]
A Starbucks Senior Executive found his politically correct Race Together campaign was silly; twitter let him know.
If you think “race” is invoked for non-racial reasons all too often in this country, then the Starbucks campaign can only irritate you. And if you think there are deep racial problems in this country, then the Starbucks campaign can still only irritate you. And if you are a Barista being ordered to write “race together” on Starbucks cups, then the campaign can only irritate Read more [...]
“And the king said unto Araunah, “Nay; but I will surely buy it from thee at a price; neither will I offer burnt offerings unto the Lord my God of that which doth cost me nothing.” -2 Samuel 24:24.
Cheap grace: just another way of describing the Gospel that is being peddled by the neo-evangelicals. A costless Christianity. Eternal life at wholesale-club prices.
Jesus loves everybody, don’t you know? The churches are full of “saved” people. Folks who have tipped-their-toe Read more [...]
It is widely known that Americans are spending themselves into debt slavery. For example, Bloomberg business reported last September that consumer debt was at an all time high of $3.2 trillion with credit cards and auto loans leading the pack. “Spending on repairs and net used cars has barely budged… But the fact that spending seems to be coming at the expense of more debt suggests Americans are putting themselves in a riskier financial position… an increasing share of that debt finances Read more [...]
The Second Amendment can be upheld and defended using the power of the purse, according to one Senator.
I asked, at one point, if the FDIC and other groups were backing down on Operation Choke Point—a system of using intimidation to make banks stop working with businesses that the Obama Administration doesn’t like. There were hopeful signs, but Choke Point continues.
Now a Senator has revealed that he will be inviting his colleagues to put an end to Choke Point, using the power of the Read more [...]
Republicans are ready to join Democrats and increase Medicare repayments in a way that will increase the deficit $130 billion in a decade.
Is there some political manual somewhere that explains to elected officials that, if they are going to betray the voters, they need to do it in a big way in order to demoralize them?
I won’t repeat the litany of 2015 Congressional Republican sins in this post. As one example, however, I’ll remind you that they have already expressed openness to raising Read more [...]
What kind of democracy is supposed to have a national economy completely at the mercy of an unelected committee?
Last night, this story at Bloomberg.com was featured in the Drudge Report, under the headline “Confusion,” with a pretty unflattering picture of Janet Yellen looking quite confused.
The Federal Reserve opened the door to an interest-rate increase as soon as June, while also indicating it will go slow once it gets started.
The new signals were contained in a policy statement Read more [...]
Pat Buchanan has issued a much-needed warning for Republicans, but it also applies to conservatives.
On Wednesday, Pat Buchanan published a Jeremiad to the Republican Party at Townhall.com: “Will the GOP Kick It Away?”
Why, then, would the Republican Party, with a chance to sweep it all in 2016, want to return us to the nightmare days of George W., which caused America to rise up and throw the party out in 2006 and 2008?
Do Republicans really believe that America wants a return to the Read more [...]