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Raging Rangel: Most Obama critics are from “Confederate states”

Posted by: ST on June 24, 2014 at 1:51 pm » 2 Comments

Sigh. Via The Politico: New York Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel, locked in a contentious primary battle, suggested in an interview that aired Monday that the level of Republican opposition to President Barack Obama is partly due to race. When asked by MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt whether GOP opposition to the president is “based on race,” Rangel […]

 

Does the White House know anything about *anything*?

Posted by: ST on June 21, 2014 at 10:56 am » 8 Comments

Great piece from Fox News detailing at least ’9 times the Obama administration was blindsided’ – or allegedly blindsided, anyway. Here’s a sneak peek: 1. Islamist militants gaining in Iraq The New Yorker (1/27/2014): “In the 2012 campaign, Obama spoke not only of killing Osama bin Laden; he also said that Al Qaeda had been ‘decimated.’ I pointed […]

 

Do #MoralMonday Democrats want religion in government – or not?

Posted by: ST on June 16, 2014 at 5:21 pm » 2 Comments

Moral Monday, led by NC’s version of the Rev. Al Sharpton – NC NAACP President Bill Barber – has cranked back up again and it looks like they’re still trying to confuse the heck out of everyone with mixed signals when it comes to whether or not they want religion to play a role in […]

 

CT Democrat lawmakers think retailers banning guns will curb store gun violence

Posted by: ST on June 13, 2014 at 6:32 pm » 2 Comments

Via The Hill: Connecticut lawmakers called on the nation’s largest retailers to support gun control reform measures by banning customers from carrying guns into their stores. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, and Rep. Elizabeth Esty sent a letter on Friday to the 10 largest retailers and the National Retail Federation asking them to help […]

 

QOTD: Cosmo doubles down on the fail in response to “icky” self-defense comment

Posted by: ST on June 10, 2014 at 9:08 pm » 2 Comments

In case you were thinking that Cosmopolitan magazine was going to dial it down a notch or two in the aftermath of the outrage and disbelief over comments one of their managers made in response to Miss USA’s remarks on self defense in the context of campus rapes, think again. Cosmo sex editor Anna Breslaw […]

 

It begins: SeaTac businesses add “living wage surcharge” to cover minimum wage

Posted by: Phineas on June 6, 2014 at 2:01 pm » Comments Off

**Posted by Phineas When discussing Seattle’s new, progressive –FAIR!!– $15 per hour minimum wage, I wrote that business owners had just a few choices in response: Critics, on the other hand (and including your humble correspondent), argue that the laws of economics cannot be repealed by legislative fiat: raise the cost of labor, and businesses […]

 

Austinite who always votes for raising taxes can’t afford to live there anymore

Posted by: ST on June 4, 2014 at 6:42 pm » 7 Comments

How much do you want to bet this person is a liberal Democrat? On a recent evening, more than 300 homeowners who are worried about their rising property tax bills filled First Unitarian Universalist Church in North Austin for a town hall meeting. If something doesn’t change, many said, they will soon be priced out […]

 

Seattle approves $15 minimum wage, higher unemployment

Posted by: Phineas on June 3, 2014 at 2:01 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas I wrote about this last week, when it was still just a proposal, noting how some businesses were already slowing hiring and moving out of the city, and how even progressives were coming to have second thoughts. Well, they did it: Seattle’s city council on Monday unanimously approved an increase in the […]

 

California Senate passes $13 minimum wage, jobs flee in terror

Posted by: Phineas on June 1, 2014 at 1:01 pm » 8 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Perhaps they didn’t want to be left behind by their progressive friends in Seattle, but the California State Senate last Wednesday passed a bill that would raise the minimum wage to $13 per hour by 2017. From the legislative analyst’s summary: SB 935, as amended, Leno. Minimum wage: annual adjustment. Existing law […]

 

Seattle: $15 minimum wage already costing jobs

Posted by: Phineas on May 28, 2014 at 5:20 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas And it’s not even in effect, yet. But, it’s not surprising. Business managers have to plan for the future, and a looming huge increase in their labor cost will force many to rethink how they do business in Seattle, if they continue to do business there at all. Writing for the free-market […]