Airlines & Fuel Prices: How Our Media Leads Us Wrong

jet fuel The media tries to make us want higher prices in how they report on fuel prices and airlines. We have discussed on this blog before how our elites hate low prices. The bizarre way in which this shows up in our media is on display in this Bloomberg Businessweek story: “How Cheap Oil Could Become a Real Problem for Airlines.” For roughly the past 35 years, inexpensive jet fuel has routinely served as a siren call to airline executives. Cheap fuel spurs more flights and wild grabs for whatever Read more [...]
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Was the Michael Brown Shooting Justified? What If It Was?

MoreLooting A former police chief speaks on the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson. St. Louis needs to brace for impact. Police have done themselves no favors by heavy-handed and unnecessary tactics in so many instances, but you still have to let the evidence speak in each individual case, and never render final judgment until all of the facts are on the table. But, according to this local CBS story, it looks like those facts are going to go in a different direction than many protestors expected. Information Read more [...]
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Is Barack Obama’s Ego Campaigning for the GOP?

obama holder jarrett Is there any explanation other than Barack Obama’s ego for why he refuses to leave Senate Democrats alone in the upcoming election? Watch the latest video at Fox News reports this like it is a matter of ego, under the headline, “GOP favor? Obama says embattled Dems ‘strong allies’ who ‘supported my agenda.’” I wonder if there is some other explanation. The president, during a radio interview on Monday, claimed Democratic candidates who are avoiding him Read more [...]
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College Students: No Free Condoms Is “Injustice”

condoms Spoiled whiners can’t take responsibility for their own behavior without free condoms. Fordham University presents itself as a Roman Catholic or, more specifically, a Jesuit school. People who go there are supposed to be intelligent so, presumably, they know how to read. They could go to many different schools but they chose a Roman Catholic institution. [See also, “Sandra Fluke and Ashley Judd Support Racial Superiority.”] So why are students taken seriously when they accuse the Read more [...]
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Killer Suing Prison Over Porn Ban; Might Win

prison A porn ban for Connecticut prisons might get overturned by prisoner’s lawsuit. WFSB 3 Connecticut If we applied the death penalty to all murder, we wouldn’t have to deal with this! What makes this case a threat is that the plaintiff is being wise and not arguing for the right to view X-rated videos. He is arguing for access to an “art book” that contains a collection of nude models. According to Associated Press, Dwight Pink Jr., 44, says in the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Read more [...]
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Washington Needs to Stop Squandering "Defense" Dollars

pentagon cash shredder Washington Should Stop Squandering "Defense" Dollars On Rich Allies And Failed States. America accounts for nearly 40 percent of globe’s military outlays, but Republican Party hawks believe that the federal government never spends enough on the Pentagon. The war lobby’s mantra always is more, much more. Yet the U.S. already devotes far more than it should to “defense,” which today largely means protecting wealthy allies who prefer to spend their money on domestic goals. Washington should Read more [...]
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Democrat Caught on Tape Stuffing Arizona Ballot Box

Screenshot 2014-10-21 at 1.25.51 AM Democrats have a reputation for flagrantly cheating in just about every election that's ever been held. Anybody recall those 59 district in Philadelphia in 2012 where President Obama got 100 percent of the vote, with not even a single vote for Mitt Romney? That one was so blatant that even though claimed it was false, the best defense it could muster was to say that it wasn't a complete mathematical impossibility. Typically, when Republicans are accused of ballot tampering (whenever Read more [...]
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Congress Begs DOJ to Investigate Themselves and Report Findings

justice If you think the Department of Justice is going to investigate themselves, you are sadly mistaken. This headline really irritates me. It is from the Daily Signal: “Republican Lawmakers Demand Answers From Justice Department on Operation Choke Point.” Thirty members of Congress demanded today that the Department of Justice launch an “immediate investigation” into the agency’s own Operation Choke Point and those involved in creating and implementing the initiative against enterprises Read more [...]
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Life in the Public Sector: Over $630K Overtime in Less Than 5 Years

money dam The public sector exists to spend; it doesn’t really care about spending money wisely. Everyone is acting as if the fact that this New York State woman was paid so much money is a great scandal because she did something so outrageous. But the real scandal should be that she was able to do something so outrageous. Reading this story, I have to ask myself: What private sector job would allow me to make such a large amount of money for such questionable productivity? According to the Journal Read more [...]
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Murderer Confessed to Get Deal from Prosecutors

gavel on white background No deal from prosecutors; no delays. This beast should be dispatched before 2015 arrives. I’m basing my opinion on the story in the Chicago Tribune, “Murder charges filed against suspect in deaths of 7 women in Gary, Hammond.” A convicted sex offender has been charged with the murder of one of seven women found dead in Gary and Hammond over the weekend as police continue their investigation, including the suspect's possible involvement in other murders stretching back decades, police Read more [...]
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National Religious Broadcasters Stand Against Hate Speech Inquisition

fcc Hate speech investigations nullify the First Amendment. Oh brother. If this petition is granted, any radio or television station reporting weekly football scores could lose its license. George Orwell, call your office! [See also, "Is The FCC Anti-First-Amendment Campaign Out Of The IRS Criminal Manual?"] As Broadcasting & Cable reports, “NRB Urges FCC Not to Open Proceeding on 'Hate' Speech.” The National Religious Broadcasters has asked the FCC not to open a proceeding on Read more [...]
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Once Again Real Journalist Exposes Benghazi and Hillary Clinton

SharylAttkisson A real journalist? Not in the New York Times, or course, but at the Daily Signal: “Benghazi Document Review Familiar to Career Public Servant.” To Sonya Gilliam, a recent account of improper sorting of Benghazi-related documents  at the State Department brought back vivid memories of her own encounters with high-level government officials who withheld, deleted or destroyed public records. And one name stood out for its familiarity: Cheryl Mills. A former deputy assistant secretary of Read more [...]
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