OK, I'm really close to agreeing with Michael Savage that Liberalism/Progressivism is a mental disorder. Some people apparently live in a universe with endless rainbows, lollipops, and unicorns—a place where economic law is repealed, and no one needs to work for a living.
Miss Nevada, Nia Sanchez, was crowned Miss USA on Sunday night. During the pageant, Sanchez, who has a fourth-degree black belt in taekwondo, was asked a question about sexual assaults on college campuses. Read more [...]
If you remember, it wasn’t too long ago that Seattle Mayor Ed Murray was trying to soften the blow of Seattle’s promised $15 per hour minimum wage law. But having tantalized the people who voted radicals into the city government, there was no way the system would permit him or anyone else to ameliorate the damage. The proposed minimum wage is now law.
Naturally, the Mayor is now boasting about this new law. But his boasting contains a revelation of what he hopes for: a bailout of his policy.
From Read more [...]
From JoAnne Nova’s blog:
So much for the consensus. In 2012 The Geological Society of Australia (GSA) was one of the few associations to make a slightly skeptical position on climate. For poking their heads above the parapet they’ve had years of headache and debate, and finally have issued a statement saying they have given up entirely on putting out any statement. The debate is so furious and divisive that no position could be agreed on. (I wonder exactly how many of their members are fans Read more [...]
From the Wall Street Journal:
Last week Secretary of State John Kerry warned graduating students at Boston College of the "crippling consequences" of climate change. "Ninety-seven percent of the world's scientists," he added, "tell us this is urgent."
Where did Mr. Kerry get the 97% figure? Perhaps from his boss, President Obama, who tweeted on May 16 that "Ninety-seven percent of scientists agree: #climate change is real, man-made and dangerous." Or maybe from NASA, which posted (in more measured Read more [...]
Not only are rates skyrocketing, but there are discrepancies in the records that make it impossible to say what many people are supposed to be paying now. While the Obama Administration has boasted in eight million enrollees, there are problems with at least a quarter of them.
The Daily Signal reports,
Officials found data from application forms not matching what was in federal records, which could affect how much consumers pay for their health plans or if they are even legally eligible for benefits, Read more [...]
Back in late January, I posted about how New York raving Democrat, Senator Chuck Schumer, advocated using the IRS to obstruct and harass the Tea Party. This was long after the IRS scandal had broken. So, at the time, I merely thought this was a sickening demonstration of how Liberals will defend evil when it serves their interests. What I never considered at the time, was that maybe Schumer wasn’t just defending evil, but had actually participated in it.
But now a group has come forward accusing Read more [...]
It is horrible news for us, the American people trying to make a living. But as political news goes, it is actually rather wonderful, especially if these stories multiply as we approach the 2014 elections.
Back in November 2013 I said that it seemed as if the Affordable Care Act was going to make the insurance companies crash and burn. Of course, the alternative to crashing and burning, for insurance companies that survive 2014, is to pull sharply out of their nosedive in 2015. That would mean Read more [...]
How exactly can Barack Obama possess such concentrated arrogance that he thinks he is helping anything by lecturing the Scots on what they should believe about their national interest and their own national sovereignty?
According to AntiWar.com:
Speaking at a press conference at the end of the G7 summit, President Obama has urged Scottish voters to reject independence, saying that it is not in America’s interestto see Scotland independent from Britain.
The comments are unusually direct, Read more [...]
My first reaction to the thought of insurance companies suing over Climate Change was that this was another horrendous outcome of bad pseudo-science.
From NBC News:
To insurance companies, there’s no doubt that climate change is here: They are beginning to file lawsuits against small towns and cities who they say haven’t prepared for the floods and storms that will cost the companies billions in payments.
Earlier this week, the U.S. arm of a major global insurance company backed away from Read more [...]
Pot meet kettle.
From Business Insider via Yahoo! Finance: “Charlie Rangel Makes Racially-Charged Remark During Debate.”
Democratic New York Congressman Charlie Rangel made a rather racially-charged remark about the main rival in his re-election bid during a debate Friday. Rangel suggested his opponent in the Democratic primary, State Senator Adriano Espaillat, has accomplished little besides being from the Dominican Republic in a district with a large Latino population.
Rangel brought Read more [...]
Isn’t it time for the President to suddenly declare, as if he had never said it before, that jobs are his number one priority for the next two or three seconds? The numbers came out today, provoking a response from Senator Jeff Sessions:
"Today’s jobs numbers are only enough to tread even with population growth, maintaining unemployment at 6.3 percent. When you include discouraged workers, the unemployment rate doubles to an alarming 12.2 percent. There are still 3.2 million fewer full-time Read more [...]
Australia now has much stricter gun laws because of a mass shooting, so Andrew Leigh, a member of the Australian House of Representatives, wrote in the Huffington Post about how this prohibition and gun buyback “reduced deaths.” Yeah, this is a real convincing piece.
Overall, the firearms homicide and firearms suicide rates had been trending steadily downwards through the 1980s and early 1990s, but the fall accelerated after the buyback. Analyzing variations in the amount of guns turned in for Read more [...]