Somehow troop benefits are considered the least important priority for “readiness.”
Almost a year ago (January 15, 2014) I posted the headline, “Paul Ryan Justifies Cutting Veteran Pensions: ‘We Just Freed Up $6 Billion For Readiness.’”
It turns out the 2014 bipartisan budget (!) was not just a fluke. It was a precedent. The situation is summarized at BenSwann.com: “Pentagon Cuts Benefits for Troops in 2016 Budget.”
The Hill reported that the Pentagon is “planning another Read more [...]
If people in the Middle East want Israel driven off the map, HarperCollins believes the customer is always right.
I don’t think what HarperCollins is doing should be illegal. But I do think it is wrong and demonstrates, again, why conservatives can’t trust corporations as defenders of freedom.
In this case, HarperCollins has decided to sell atlases in the Middle East. The results are problematic. As the Telegraph reports, “HarperCollins omits Israel from school atlas.”
HarperCollins, Read more [...]
Watch the video showing these two women assault cop and ask yourself what is wrong with the San Jose Police Department.
This assault took place, allegedly, September. You would think that an assault on a police officer would involve immediate action, but that didn’t happen. The San Jose PD issued a warrant for the two dangerous assailants after this video surfaced. [Note: I think I have the video fixed now. If you don't see it below you can also go here to view it.]
So, first let Read more [...]
Another story that should shake the faith of anyone who thinks only police should have guns.
Because only police should have guns. You see, they're a special, angelic form of people who never shoot the innocent or gun someone down by accident.
From NBC 11: “Peachtree City police chief shoots wife.”
The wife of Peachtree City Police Chief William E. McCollom is in critical condition after being shot by her husband Thursday morning.
Police responded to the couple's Read more [...]
When you endeavor to be a better consumer, you improve society a small bit. It can add up.
William Davies has an interesting editorial in the Leftist Salon magazine: “New Year’s resolutions are a scam: Your anxiety makes the 1 percent mega-millions.”
Somewhere between December 25 and January 2, tradition states that we should perform an existential U-turn. The season of goodwill, giving and family morphs rapidly into that of neurotic self-improvement and fitness plans. January is the month Read more [...]
Driving while gun-owning in Maryland will get you targeted by a “legal” search.
When you hear people complain about how the cops can stop people for “driving while black” that basic contention is that there are so many laws that police can always find a reason to stop you if they want to do so. Thus, if they think a black person should be stopped and searched on the road, they can always find an excuse to do so.
And now Maryland is proving they are right. Only their targets are Read more [...]
The Constitution’s horrible year is documented in a mainstream media source.
This is the kind of thing that we have mentioned over and over again on the Political Outcast blog: Barack Obama has been trashing the U.S. Constitution.
What makes this editorial of more value than many other conservative posts on the topic is that it comes from USA Today: “Constitution's horrible, no good, very bad year.” You can send it to your liberal friends and it will hold more weight with them (maybe).
As Read more [...]
Newspaper panicked that cops won’t make more arrests over “minor crimes.”
In the first place, let’s be clear about the New York Post’s narrative. They are claiming that current police behavior is driven by fear of being shot. Their headline cries: “Arrests plummet 66% with NYPD in virtual work stoppage.”
And the reason for this horrible decline in productivity?
It’s not a slowdown — it’s a virtual work stoppage.
NYPD traffic tickets and summonses for minor offenses Read more [...]
Nevada has a new law that takes away the right to drive if drivers skip school.
As you may or may now know, there was a time when there was no public school in this country. There were no truancy laws and there was, thus, no such thing as a truancy officer.
And the United States was overwhelmingly a literate country. People learned their basic reading and math despite being free to remain ignorant. People took care for themselves and/or their children to get educated without being forced Read more [...]
Members of a Jewish sect are expecting others to meet their weird requirements to avoid the scandal of alleged religious discrimination.
We see the world is pretty much going insane over attempts to define and prevent “religious discrimination.” On the one hand, Christians are being forced to publicly renounce the Bible for the sake of homosexual “marriages” or else be driven into bankruptcy for the crime of “discrimination.” On the other hand, Muslims expect the Navy to change their Read more [...]
We can see corporations hate freedom when they try to invent a monopoly they can force people into by government action.
Just to set this up to see the airline’s point of view, remember that prices aren’t set according to costs. They are set according to demand. Thus, an airline can charge a lot more for a domestic flight to an important business destination than they can for an exotic vacation. The reason is that they have to lure consumers to make the vacation trip while the flight to Read more [...]
Gruber Argued It Was OK If Obamacare increased costs, because it would create more jobs that way.
While Gruber was lying elitist scum, he also sometimes told the truth. For example, as this Daily Caller story points out, he admitted openly that Obamacare had no means to cut, constrain, or otherwise reduce costs.
Gruber said that Obamacare had no cost controls in it and would not be affordable in an October 2009 policy brief, presented here exclusively by TheDC. At the time, Gruber had already Read more [...]