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NYT op/ed writer: Quit yer b*tchin’, and embrace the nanny state!

Posted by: ST on March 25, 2013 at 7:20 pm » 14 Comments

The writer of this opinion piece – author and Bowdoin College assistant philosophy professor Sarah Conly – is not an official member of the NYT’s editorial board, but her drool-fest over Bloomberg’s nanny-state power grabs make her a strong contender should an opening become available (bolded emphasis added by me): WHY has there been so much fuss about […]

 

NY State Supreme Court judge ices Bloomberg’s #BigGulp ban

Posted by: ST on March 11, 2013 at 5:43 pm » 6 Comments

Hooray! A state judge today stopped City Hall from banning New York City restaurants and other venues from selling large sugary drinks — a bubble-bursting defeat for Mayor Bloomberg who has made public health a cornerstone of his tenure. Before the earth-shaking ruling by New York Supreme Court Judge Milton Tingling, restaurants, movie theaters, sports […]

 

Quote of the Day on the “Chris Christie was snubbed by CPAC” controversy

Posted by: ST on February 27, 2013 at 6:35 pm » 3 Comments

In response to the dust-up and infighting amongst conservatives and Republicans over CPAC’s decision not to invite New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to their annual gathering next month, Florida-based GOP media guru Rick Wilson had the best reaction: (via @DinaFraioli) “The essential element that’s missing in the Acela corridor kerfuffle on Christie not being invited […]

 

What to look for when Nanny Bloomberg’s large soda ban goes into effect

Posted by: ST on February 25, 2013 at 10:27 am » 3 Comments

The New York Post provides a rundown- complete with a humorous graphic of Mayor Michael Bloomberg as “Mayor Poppins” – of how Nanny Bloomberg’s large soda ban, which goes into effect on March 12, will impact not just businesses and consumers: Nanny Bloomberg unleashes his ban on large sodas on March 12 — and there […]

 

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 […]

 

Gun violence in Chicago now important to President Obama

Posted by: ST on February 11, 2013 at 10:51 am » 6 Comments

The Chicago Tribune reports that our celebrity President will be making a post-SOTU visit to his liberal home base in Chicago to discuss, among other things, gun violence (hat tip): President Barack Obama will visit Chicago on Friday, when he will discuss gun violence as he focuses on his economic message from Tuesday’s State of […]

 

Bad news: President Obama will not deport @PiersMorgan (chuckle)

Posted by: ST on January 9, 2013 at 6:57 pm » 8 Comments

Darn it: The White House defended Morgan’s First Amendment right to free speech regarding the Second Amendment right to bear arms. The White House officially responded to a petition to deport Piers Morgan on Wednesday by defending the CNN anchor’s right to free speech regarding the Second Amendment right to bear arms. “Let’s not let […]

 

BREAKING: In spite of union violence, Michigan becomes 24th Right To Work state

Posted by: ST on December 11, 2012 at 6:25 pm » 11 Comments

Unfortunately, this happened … with people INSIDE the tent: As did this sickening assault on conservative comedian Steven Crowder: Fortunately, it didn’t stop this awesome thing from happening: LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed right-to-work legislation, dealing a devastating and once-unthinkable defeat to organized labor in a state that has been a […]

 

#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. […]

 

Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA): We need a Constitutional amendment that controls speech

Posted by: ST on November 30, 2012 at 5:31 pm » 10 Comments

Frightening: ATLANTA (CBS Atlanta) – A Democratic representative is calling for an amendment to the United States Constitution that would allow for some legislative restriction of freedom of speech. “We need a constitutional amendment that would allow the legislature to control the so-called free speech rights of corporations,” Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) was quoted as […]