(Video) National Popular Vote and the attack on the electoral college

Posted by: Phineas on May 25, 2015 at 1:02 pm » 8 Comments

The Electoral College is one of the more obscure features of our government, yet it plays a crucial role: it elects the president, not the popular vote. When people in a state go to the polls, they’re really voting for slates of electors pledged to a particular candidate. The electors have traditionally honored the voters’ […]

 

California: SEIU demands increase in minimum wage, jobs be damned

Posted by: Phineas on April 16, 2015 at 6:21 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Fresno is fifth-largest city in California, the largest that’s not on the coast, and the largest in the Central Valley, that agricultural cornucopia that’s being destroyed by drought and environmentalist idiocies. But don’t get me started on that. Anyway, just by its position and population Fresno is important to the state’s economy, […]

 

The Indiana #RFRA, Memories Pizza, and the Left’s Fascist Orgasm

Posted by: Phineas on April 6, 2015 at 4:43 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas (Credit: Michael Ramirez)   “I know there is an authoritarian Left in this country, and I fear it.” —Daniel Patrick Moynihan to Richard Nixon (1970) (Preface: I should clarify something from the start — I am not a religious person. Born and raised Roman Catholic, I haven’t been to a Mass for […]

 

What if Iran already has nukes hidden in North Korea?

Posted by: Phineas on March 31, 2015 at 2:02 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas That’s the not so subtle implication of Gordon Chang’s article in The Daily Beast. Much of the article explores the illicit nuclear proliferation network (parts confirmed, others suspected) between Iran, China, North Korea, and (formerly?) Pakistan, dating back nearly fifteen years. But the key portions follow: In October 2012, Iran began stationing personnel at […]

 

San Francisco raises minimum wage, kills beloved local bookstore, residents shocked

Posted by: Phineas on February 8, 2015 at 5:43 pm » 8 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Call it a “teachable moment?” Due to the new increased minimum wage law in San Francisco, a beloved bookstore and mainstay of the Mission District has been forced to close its doors for good. The minimum wage for San Francisco workers, currently at $11.05 an hour, soars to $15 an hour in […]

 

Obama: “Don’t criticize Islam because Christians did terrible things, too!”

Posted by: Phineas on February 5, 2015 at 3:44 pm » 10 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Sigh. While speaking at the National Prayer Breakfast, Obama warned against insulting religions, just because one has the right to do so. In the process, he engaged in some intellectually lazy moral equivalence: “Humanity’s been grappling with these questions throughout human history, and unless we get on our high horse and think […]

 

ISIS murders captured Jordanian pilot. Update: fatwa issued justifying burning

Posted by: Phineas on February 3, 2015 at 3:41 pm » 6 Comments

**Posted by Phineas (Photo courtesy of The Long War Journal) They burned him alive: In what is perhaps its most brutal execution video to date, the Islamic State burned alive a Jordanian pilot who was captured in late December 2014 after his warplane was purportedly shot down over Syria. The Islamic State murdered First Lieutenant […]

 

Welcome to tax season, now prepare to give your #Obamacare subsidy back

Posted by: Phineas on February 2, 2015 at 3:15 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas This item has been sitting in my files for a while (1), but, since we’re deep into tax season, it’s still relevant — especially so for people relying on that federal subsidy to help pay for their “affordable” health care: As many as 3.4 million people who received Obamacare subsidies may owe […]

 

Journalism Dean: “There are limits to free speech”

Posted by: Phineas on January 21, 2015 at 9:15 pm » 8 Comments

**Posted by Phineas It’s a measure of how craven and corrupt our political culture has become that even the Dean of a journalism school in a nation founded on free speech and freedom of the press should say “there are limits, however:” Charlie Hebdo has gone too far. In its first publication following the Jan. […]

 

(Video) Who are the real racists: liberals or conservatives?

Posted by: Phineas on October 27, 2014 at 1:14 pm » 6 Comments

**Posted by Phineas If you’re a conservative, or just someone who thinks everyone should be treated equally, you’ve probably been called a racist at one point or another. And if, like most people, you’re a decent person, you’ve probably been taken aback and left wondering if maybe, subconsciously, you did hold beliefs and attitudes that […]