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Monthly Archives: September 2011

New Orleans liberals against liberty.

Free speech for me, but not for thee? That seems to be the message in New Orleans. The video is courtesy of the Media Research Center. And I do love the part where city councilwoman Susan Guidry orders the police to take down the signs (on private property, no less) citing “public safety.” She admits […]

Obama’s re-election playbook: revisionist history.

When the going gets tough on President Obama you can count on him to revise decades of economic history. [WSJ] President Barack Obama on Thursday said the U.S. has lost some of its competitive edge and gotten a “little soft.” Mr. Obama, in an interview with WESH-TV in Orlando, said his administration has been tough […]

If government provided shoes.

This is a great commentary from Jonah Goldberg about the fallacy-laden arguments that occur over time when the government gets its nose into something it never should have and then people attempt to disconnect that market intrusion many years later. In his 1973 Libertarian Manifesto, the late Murray Rothbard argued that the biggest obstacle in the road […]

PETA’s latest non-sequitur.

SARASOTA — Following an apparent shark attack in the Bay area this weekend, the animal rights organization PETA has announced plans to run an outdoor advertising campaign attacking a recent Bay area shark attack victim. The organization plans to promote an ad that shows a human “drumstick” hanging out of a shark’s mouth, next to […]

Selective outrage in death row cases.

Here’s Jonah Goldberg: There are many sincere and decent people — on both sides of the ideological spectrum — who are opposed to the death penalty. I consider it an honorable position, even though I disagree with it. I am 100 percent in favor of lawfully executing people who deserve the death penalty and 100 […]

Media agenda in the Troy Davis 7 of 9.

Whenever the mainstream media fixates on a particular phrase or wording as if they were an autistic parrot stuck in an echo chamber my antenna always go up. Such is their coverage in the Troy Davis execution. For instance, when you Google “Troy Davis seven of nine” you yield page after page of lazy journalists […]

GE, Solyndra, and LightSquared prove government fails in the market.

Here’s the former CEO of American Express, Harvey Golub, expressing a less than complimentary opinion on the business savvy of the Obama Democrats: Meanwhile, [President Obama] he’s ignored entitlement reform, retarded the development of our energy resources, and added new layers to our regulatory burden. He’s also increased the uncertainty inherent in an already dysfunctional […]

Everybody, even Democrats, call out Obama on his Buffet tax lie.

Yesterday I wrote a post on the number of ways President Obama’s proposed “Buffet tax” — which is based on the faulty and context-lacking premise that Warren Buffet’s secretary suffers a higher tax bracket than Mr. Buffet — was nothing more than a bait-and-switch gambit designed to invoke class warfare at a time when his […]

The Obama, Buffet and Soros phonies.

I’ve long said that the liberal super-rich elites like George Soros and Warren Buffet are disingenuous phonies. (Go ahead and add Barack Obama to that list). Both supremely successful businessmen and investment bankers, they made his bones with the tax code we have, but now seek to further stifle other entrepreneurs who would seek to […]

Bachmann fumbles.

You know when you’re watching a football game, and the spunky, sprite running back is twisting and juking, amazing the crowd, and all of the sudden, at the worst possible moment, the running back fumbles, giving momentum to the other team, and then the coach sits the distraught player down for the rest of the […]