Via Obamacare And Other Plagues, Obama Is Trying To Turn All U.S. Into Ventura County, CA

That’s not a good thing! Megan McArdle led me to this blog post this morning: “A Milestone to Celebrate: I Have Closed All My Businesses in Ventura County, California.” Normally, the closure of a business operation or division is not grounds for a celebration, but in this case I am going to make an exception.  At midnight on December 31, I not only drank a toast to the new year, but also to finally getting all my business operations out of Ventura County, California. Never have I operated Read more […]

Barack Obama’s Plan To Regulate Private Colleges Both Wrong And Unnecessary

Yesterday, at Red State, Dan Spencer pointed out that Obama plans to try to impose rules on private colleges—rules that would disqualify his own education at Harvard. Harvard Law fails to meet the new rules. Yet the rules wouldn’t impact Harvard – instead the rules would impact all the private for-profit colleges that help millions of minority and low-income Americans earn a college degree and work toward a better life. At four-year non-profit and public institutions, like Harvard, just 21 Read more […]

CNBC Momentarily Acknowledges Our Horribly Overregulated Business Environment

Is anyone at CNBC intellectually able to connect-the-dots that the Leviathan government they worship is responsible for these economic realities? Andy Puzder, the CEO of CKE Restaurants, the parent company of Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr., should know. His company is expanding rapidly abroad due to higher potential outside the U.S., which is hampered by what he sees as too much government regulation. “It’s difficult to open in the U.S., but we love the U.S. and continue to fight the good fight to open Read more […]

City Government: Your “God Bless America” Sign on Your Own Property is Illegal

One of the horrible aspects of our present invasion of corporate totalitarianism in the US is that our struggle isn’t just with the Federal Government. Hometown America is just brimming with ambitious fascism. A case in point: Bartow, Florida. Residents are being told their “God Bless America” signs in their yard are illegal. The Ledger reports: Ken Wiggins, a certified code enforcement officer for Bartow, said he and another officer began leaving door hangers this week, notifying 20 residents Read more […]

What is the Civil Government’s Job? Justice!

I hear a lot about small government and big government, liberal government and conservative government, government by the people—whether we the people or me the people. You name it. I hear a lot about what the civil government is doing that it shouldn’t be doing. I hear very little about what it is supposed to be doing. What is the civil government’s job? Spoiler alert: it has something to do with justice.1 Let’s begin by Read more […]No, not the french electronica band. Although they are good. [↩]

Obama’s Cronyism Leads To Oil Spill In Minnesota

I love the Law of Unintended Consequences that always comes into play whenever liberals attempt to do anything good for anybody. See, when they’re not outright trying to screw people over, liberals do sometimes actually try to help–and end up screwing people over in the process anyway. Remember the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico? You know, the one that heralded the end of drinking water, animal life, and Earth as we know it? The reason it took so long to stop the leak is because enviro-fascists Read more […]

75-Watt Incandescent Light Bulbs Are Now Outlawed

75-watt incandescent light bulbs are now outlawed effective New Year’s Day. Stores will be allowed to empty their shelves, but manufacturers and stores are now prohibited from making them or importing them. One year from now, 60W and 40W bulbs will also be outlawed. The government is pushing their “green” energy solutions by prohibiting these wasteful light bulbs and promoting Light-Emitting Diode bulbs (LED’s) and Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs (CFL’s). Consumer Reports’ Celia Kuperzmid-Lehrman Read more […]

Minnesota Store Cited For Selling Candy “Cigarettes”

The St. Paul, Minnesota city council unanimously voted in 2009 to outlaw cartoon character lighters and candy that resembled cigarettes. Unfortunately, a small shop in St. Paul didn’t get the memo and had candy “cigarettes” in stock as well as gum shaped like cigars and chewing tobacco. The candy cigarettes were their biggest sellers. The Star Tribune reported that a city official visited the store a little over a week ago and instructed them to get rid of all the candy that looked like tobacco Read more […]

Gardener Fights Against Agenda 21 and Wins

Recently, there was an article on Political Outcast about a man named Jason Helvingston in Orlando, Florida who was in trouble with city officials for having a garden in his front yard. It garnered national attention when the local news station reported that he was refusing to tear out his garden. The mayor received thousands of e-mails from around the country, and Helvingston gathered hundreds of signatures to petition the city to change its code to allow his garden. Now, it looks like they might Read more […]

Obama’s Regulatory Burden 400% Greater than Bush’s

In his State of the Union Address earlier this year, President Obama claimed that his Administration has created fewer regulations than his predecessors. But a new report issued by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee shows that Obama’s regulations have been more intrusive and have imposed far greater economic costs on businesses and job creators. In total, The Heritage Foundation has calculated that the Obama administration adopted 106 major regulations in its first three Read more […]