» Posts in the Huh? Category:

 

Chicago cops for rent?

Posted by: Phineas on April 7, 2013 at 2:36 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas And that’s not a metaphor for police corruption; these are uniformed police officers “financially sponsored” by individual citizens or groups. In other words, rented: A philanthropist or business could sponsor a police beat and put more off-duty cops on the streets under a plan being put forth by a downtown Chicago lawmaker on […]

 

Obamacare: Wasn’t it supposed to simplify things?

Posted by: Phineas on April 5, 2013 at 2:06 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Wasn’t Obamacare supposed to relieve us of the burden of worrying about our healthcare? With the government making our choices for us, with mandatory coverage for all, and with subsidies given to all who couldn’t afford the new plans, weren’t we all supposed to breathe a sigh a relief at how easy […]

 

The horror of sequester: congressional aides might have to pay more for subsidized lunches

Posted by: Phineas on March 22, 2013 at 1:01 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Have those heartless House Republicans no mercy, no soul? How could they do this to poor, starving congressional staffers? Speaking at a hearing of the House Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee, [Debbie] Wasserman Schultz worried that prices of meals in House restaurants are getting so high that aides are being “priced out” of […]

 

At least the President knows his priorities

Posted by: Phineas on March 21, 2013 at 11:41 am » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas National debt approaching $17 trillion? North Korean nukes and the threat of war on the peninsula? America’s credit rating? Nah, it’s March Madness, baby! And Barack Obama, President of the United States, tweeted this morning to remind everyone to get in on the fun: Finish your bracket: It’s time for #MarchMadness. twitter.com/BarackObama/st… […]

 

The greatest issue facing America: a cruise-ship passengers’ bill of rights

Posted by: Phineas on March 18, 2013 at 5:40 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas And Chuck Schumer is on the case: Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on the cruise ship industry to adopt a “bill of rights” to guarantee passengers certain protections while aboard their ships. The New York Democrat says Sunday he’ll be asking industry leaders to voluntarily adopt the guidelines which include guarantees that […]

 

Forget cupcakes. Don’t you even *mention* guns in school, young man!

Posted by: Phineas on March 8, 2013 at 3:47 pm » 12 Comments

**Posted by Phineas The headline says it all: Pasco School District overturns 6-year-old’s suspension for discussing toy gun The Pasco School District has overturned the suspension of a 6-year-old boy who talked about his toy guns at school. Mike Aguirre’s son Noah, a first-grader at James McGee Elementary School, was sent home Feb. 28 after […]

 

School confiscates cupcakes decorated with plastic “Army men”

Posted by: Phineas on March 8, 2013 at 1:17 pm » 15 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Because, you know, someone might be scarred for life at the sight of a tiny plastic rifle. Or, even worse, they might want to –*gulp!*– “play Army.” Thank God our courageous educators were there to prevent a crisis: A Michigan elementary school is defending its decision to confiscate a third-graders batch of […]

 

Good news! First Lady, State Dept. to honor “woman of courage” who admires Hitler – Updated

Posted by: Phineas on March 7, 2013 at 3:07 pm » 6 Comments

**Posted by Phineas My God, don’t these supposed geniuses know how to use Google? Tomorrow, Friday, Secretary of State Kerry and Michelle Obama will pay tribute at the State Department to nine women, awarding them the “International Women of Courage Award” for standing up to repressive governments on behalf of women’s rights. Nice, right? On […]

 

Anti-gun hysteria: from the ridiculous to… Maryland

Posted by: Phineas on March 5, 2013 at 2:51 pm » 14 Comments

**Posted by Phineas And here I thought my beloved California was insane. Well, it looks like Maryland is trying to give us a run for the title. You may have heard about 7-year old Josh Welch, a potentially dangerous proto-terrorist who was suspended from school in Anne Arundel County for the shocking crime of… breaking […]

 

California’s big-government madness, drowning in a sea of laws

Posted by: Phineas on February 26, 2013 at 4:06 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas I ran across an item today in the Los Angeles Times that just floored me. The article was discussing a proposed new tax on sodas to fight the “obesity crisis” (insert eye-roll as needed). See if you can spot what caught my attention: A proposal to tax sweetened soda in California has […]