California school district buys $14,000 espresso maker to save jobs. Or something.

Posted by: Phineas on September 15, 2014 at 10:56 am » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas No, really. The break room coffee machine is a staple of many a workplace. Usually though, it tends to fall on the “economical” or “value” side of the java spectrum. But not in Castro Valley, California, where officials with the Castro Valley Unified School District are taking fire for the purchase of […]

 

9-11: George W. Bush and his bullhorn

Posted by: Phineas on September 11, 2014 at 12:12 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Lots of people have written today about that terrible morning: where they were, what they remember, maybe honoring the victims or the many valiant heroes of the battle and its aftermath. I wondered what I would write. I decided that, rather than focus on the day itself, something others have done much […]

 

#Benghazi: security contractors claim CIA delayed aid

Posted by: Phineas on September 5, 2014 at 9:58 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Here we go again. One of the enduring questions from the 9/11/12 massacre at the US consulate in Benghazi and the subsequent attack on a CIA annex there has been “Where was the cavalry?”, when we had forces available in the area that might have saved the ambassador and three others who […]

 

Another US journalist beheaded by ISIS

Posted by: Phineas on September 2, 2014 at 1:57 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas (Photo source) The savages of the “Islamic State” have sent another message to the United States: Dressed in an orange jumpsuit against the backdrop of an arid Syrian landscape, [Steven] Sotloff was threatened in that video with death unless the U.S. stopped airstrikes on the group in Iraq. In the video distributed Tuesday […]

 

#Obamacare: the more Americans know it, the more they hate it

Posted by: Phineas on August 5, 2014 at 6:37 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas That’s the unavoidable conclusion of a survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation, which, if I recall correctly, has been friendly towards the ACA. Byron York reports: According to new polling by the Kaiser Family Foundation, which has closely tracked Obamacare for years, 37 percent of those surveyed have a favorable view of […]

 

Awesome: persons from ebola-outbreak countries among illegal border crossers

Posted by: Phineas on August 4, 2014 at 4:07 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas I’m telling ya, this is how Act One of a bad science fiction movie would run. A report leaked to Breitbart Texas from the Customs and Border Patrol service (CBP) discusses how people from all over the globe are trying to exploit our porous southern border to get into the United States. […]

 

The US and Israel are big meanies because they won’t share!

Posted by: Phineas on August 3, 2014 at 8:00 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas That’s the gist of the complaint from Navi Pillay, the UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights, who denounced Israel (and by extension the US) for civilian deaths in Gaza. The original article is behind Haaretz’s subscriber wall, so I’ll quote the Breitbart summary: Navi Pillay told reporters following yet another “emergency” meeting […]

 

Thanks to progressivism, we’ve lost the “War on Poverty”

Posted by: Phineas on August 1, 2014 at 7:10 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas The War on Poverty was launched in 1964 under Lyndon Johnson with the best of intentions: through massive spending and extensive welfare programs, the government would eradicate poverty in America and make people self-sufficient. Like I said, a worthy goal. It has also been an utter failure. In 1964 we declared war on […]

 

#KYsen: Allison Grimes, national security sooper-genius

Posted by: Phineas on July 30, 2014 at 2:27 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Federal senators deal with issues of national and international importance, including matters of war and peace, and overall national security. You would think, then, that someone wishing to ascend to the Senate would at least know the basics about a game-changing weapon wielded by one of our key allies, who happens to be […]

 

Pelosi: Qatar tells me Hamas is a humanitarian organization

Posted by: Phineas on July 28, 2014 at 4:47 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Dear San Franciscans, I love your city, really I do, but, as voters, you have so much to answer for: Rep. Nancy Pelosi appeared on CNN Sunday and commented on the ongoing war in Gaza. While defending Israel’s right to defend itself and stating that the US must support Iron Dome, Pelosi […]