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Las Vegas Review-Journal: Reid is “the da Vinci of distraction”

Posted by: ST on July 14, 2014 at 11:43 am » 3 Comments

A perfect description of the despicable Senate Majority Leader from one of his hometown newspapers (hat tip): Harry Reid is the da Vinci of distraction. The moment any scandal, policy failure or political defeat crashes down on him — and there have been plenty the past few years — the Senate majority leader unleashes outrageous rhetoric […]

 

Paul Ryan to #IRS commissioner: “No one trusts you.”

Posted by: Phineas on June 20, 2014 at 3:29 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Well, gee after over a year of revelations about government harassment of conservative groups applying for non-profit status, and after recent claims that convenient computer crashes wiped out emails demanded by investigating congressional committees, what reasonable person wouldn’t trust the IRS? Paul Ryan, for one, when questioning IRS Commissioner Koskinen: “This is unbelievable,” said […]

 

Some excellent questions for the #IRS about Lois Lerner’s missing emails

Posted by: Phineas on June 15, 2014 at 1:57 pm » 6 Comments

**Posted by Phineas My blog-buddy ST has already covered the mysterious disappearance of former IRS employee Lois Lerner’s emails. I’m sure the Justice Department, per Congressman Camp’s suggestion, will get right to investigating how this could happen, in apparent violation  of standard IRS protocols. Attorney General Eric Holder, that unquestioned paragon of judicial integrity, will no […]

 

#Obamacare navigators helping people sign up at Mexican consulates

Posted by: Phineas on March 27, 2014 at 8:17 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Nah, there’s no potential for fraud, here: The Obama administration has been helping to facilitate a series of events nationwide at Mexican Consulate offices to enroll people in Obamacare – and a key activist says the efforts are “our responsibility” regardless of citizenship. “Whether they’re Mexican nationals or whether they’re United States […]

 

#CApolitics: Third state senator (D) arrested on corruption charges

Posted by: Phineas on March 26, 2014 at 8:49 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Earth-shaking news in California politics broke this morning with word of the arrest of State Senator Leland Yee (D, SD-8) on charges of public corruption, including soliciting donations beyond the allowed limits in return for legislative services and –ahem!– firearms trafficking. You can read the indictment (PDF) via the NBC BayArea site (1). From […]

 

Minimum Wage: West Virginia Democrats exempt themselves

Posted by: Phineas on February 28, 2014 at 4:18 pm » 6 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Weird, isn’t it? If having the state mandate higher and higher wages for everyone is such a good idea, why on Earth would WV House Democrats vote to exempt themselves from a law being imposed on everyone else? Last week, the Democrat controlled House in West Virginia passed legislation raising the state’s […]

 

#Obamacare Chronicles: yet more flaming wrecks

Posted by: Phineas on February 26, 2014 at 6:37 pm » 6 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Jim Geraghty brings us more debris samples from the flaming wreckage that is Obamacare. You can read them for yourself, but here’s one of the best: But perhaps Maryland’s mess looks good compared to Oregon, where the accusations of lying are piling up: Carolyn Lawson, the IT expert who tried and failed to […]

 

Foreign Service officers revolt against lousy Obama appointees

Posted by: Phineas on February 14, 2014 at 8:07 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas In the Catholic Church, the sin was called “simony,” the buying and selling of sacred offices, such as bishoprics. The practice was one of the abuses that lead to the Reformation. Now Foreign Service officers are rising against a secular simony, the Obama administration’s appointment of unqualified ambassadors who also happen to […]

 

California: Jerry Brown’s high-speed payoff? #HSR

Posted by: Phineas on January 30, 2014 at 1:01 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Oh, no. This doesn’t look bad at all. First the Tutor-Perini (1) construction company, whom we’ve met before, wins a huge contract to build California’s high-speed rail, even though their record is… not the best. Then, after two defeats in state courts that put the whole project in jeopardy, Brown demands the […]

 

On birthday parties, income inequality, and big government

Posted by: Phineas on January 20, 2014 at 4:28 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas So, in all the excitement of the NFL’s “championship weekend” the featured the 49ers thrilling come-from-ahead loss in Seattle (1), I forgot it was Michelle Obama’s 50th birthday. You can bet she didn’t forget, though, enjoying a lavish party attended by 500 celebrities and political stars. An intimate soirée, in other words. […]