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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 […]

 

Presented for your approval: Marco Rubio and Rand Paul school Barack Obama

Posted by: Phineas on February 13, 2013 at 1:01 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas So, last night was the State of the Union address. I don’t know about you, but I didn’t watch. First off, Obama’s a tedious, hackneyed speaker, and listening to him for an hour would be painful. If you did, you’re made of sterner stuff than I. Second, we know what he’s going […]

 

The progressive war on the middle class: Kansas vs. California

Posted by: Phineas on February 12, 2013 at 4:01 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas A few days ago, reactionary liberal E.J. Dionne wrote a piece in The Washington Post, part of which he devoted to bashing states that implement conservative fiscal and governance policies. And he singled out Kansas, the state with perhaps the most “Tea Party” government, for a ritual “two minutes hate:” In some […]

 

Another reason to like Tim Scott

Posted by: Phineas on December 18, 2012 at 3:01 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Aside from the fact that the current representative and senator-designate from South Carolina has a good character, the right politics, and a clear-eyed view of our real problem, he worries all the right people: The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People isn’t too excited about the appointment of Rep. Tim […]

 

#FiscalCliff: The entitlement explosion in must-see charts

Posted by: ST on December 6, 2012 at 2:33 pm » 6 Comments

Ok, so I’m officially depressed now after seeing this. I knew it was really bad, but seriously underestimated the level. Most Republicans understand this and know tough choices need to be made. Nearly all Democrats, on the other hand, think most entitlements should remain untouched and that instead we should just gut the defense budget. […]

 

Secession? No, try federalism

Posted by: Phineas on November 20, 2012 at 2:33 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas In the wake of the presidential election earlier this month, a lot of people expressed their disappointment with the results by submitting petitions for secession at the White House web site. Petitions were received from all 50 states, and there were several counter-petitions from progressives urging the government to let them go. […]

 

The mindless, predictable politicization of Hurricane #Sandy

Posted by: ST on October 31, 2012 at 11:58 am » 7 Comments

Well said, Wall Street Journal: We know liberals are worried that President Obama might lose next week, but are they so panicky that they want to suggest even before the storm has passed that Mitt Romney and Republicans are against disaster relief? Apparently so. It’s an especially low-rent tactic, akin to blaming the tea party […]

 

BREAKING: Politician refreshingly honest on a topic – media, pundits rush to condemn

Posted by: ST on September 18, 2012 at 10:27 am » 11 Comments

(NOTE: I’m working to fix the Tweet links in this post so that they show up as actual tweets. Thanks.) Sigh. Via The Politico: COSTA MESA, Calif. — Mitt Romney held a hastily arranged press conference here to engage in damage control hours after a video surfaced that showed him at a private May fundraiser […]

 

Profiles in epic failures: @MikeBloomberg’s “let’s combat obesity!” Twitter feed

Posted by: ST on June 4, 2012 at 5:41 pm » 9 Comments

No need for me to comment. Read and judge the highlight (lowlight) reel for yourself (via @ThePantau): Is purchasing two 16 oz sodas too much of an inconvenience to help reverse a national health catastrophe? bit.ly/LfNTte — Mike Bloomberg (@MikeBloomberg) June 4, 2012 ——————- The facts tell us if people are served smaller portions of […]

 

How De Tocqueville foresaw Obama and the progressives, part two

Posted by: Phineas on April 7, 2012 at 5:54 pm » 6 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Early nineteenth century prose isn’t easy reading (meandering to the point, it seems, was an art form, then), but I’m going to have to knuckle under and read De Tocqueville’s works; the man was obviously a political Nostradamus. Here he is describing one of progressivism’s defining characteristics to a “T:” “A man’s […]