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Quote of the Day: On #GunControl, Obama, and lameducks

Posted by: Phineas on April 18, 2013 at 1:01 pm » 7 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Writing in the Telegraph, Tim Stanley makes a trenchant observation in the wake of the defeat the gun-control bill in the Senate yesterday and the President’s angry reaction: 4. Barack Obama is a lame-duck president. Nobody listens to what he says anymore, nobody is interested in winning his approval and nobody much cares if […]


Hide your IRAs: Obama admin. — “We think you’ve saved enough!”

Posted by: Phineas on April 12, 2013 at 6:36 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Or maybe it’s the off-ramp to Cyprus. Over at lefty blog Talking Points Memo (h/t Joel Gehrke), Brian Beutler has noted an interesting item in the White House’s latest budget proposal: a cap on the amount one is allowed to save in tax-deferred accounts. Anything over that is open to the taxman. Per the budget, […]


So, one of the schmucks who designed Obamacare warns it’s “too complex.”

Posted by: Phineas on April 9, 2013 at 3:56 pm » 8 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Now that he’s retiring and doesn’t have to face the wrath of voters, Senator Rockefeller (D-WV) feels free to speak his mind: West Virginia Democratic Sen. Jay Rockefeller, one of the towering architects of Obamacare, on Tuesday openly criticized program managers for not moving quickly enough to build the system, warning that […]


Reid gun bill criticized by radical conservatives at… the ACLU

Posted by: Phineas on April 4, 2013 at 4:31 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas From The Daily Caller via Ed Morrissey: In an exclusive interview with The Daily Caller, a top lobbyist for the ACLU announced that the group thinks Reid’s current gun bill could threaten both privacy rights and civil liberties. The inclusion of universal background checks — the poll-tested lynchpin of most Democratic proposals […]


Obamacare as the gateway to state-run single-payer healthcare? Colorado is the foot in the doorway.

Posted by: Phineas on April 2, 2013 at 1:34 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas One of the charges made by those oppose Obamacare is that it’s really a Trojan Horse for state-run single-payer system (1); that, in fact, the annoyances and fatal flaws within the PPACA –which are legion– are a feature, not a bug. The idea being that the problems will grow so great that […]


#GunControl as a sign of liberal cultural superiority

Posted by: Phineas on March 31, 2013 at 3:01 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas I came across an article this morning by Tim Carney of the Washington Examiner in which sees the current efforts to restrict our Second Amendment rights as another front in the “culture war,” a war in which the Left sees itself as morally superior to everyone else. That is, you can’t have […]


(Video) Is America Becoming Europe?

Posted by: Phineas on March 27, 2013 at 1:43 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas A philosophical question for you from Encounter Books and narrated by, I think, Bill Whittle: My short answer is “No, and I’d  rather not live in Europe, thanks.” (Even though I live in one of the states closest to “might as well just join the EU and get it over with.”;) If […]


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 […]


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 […]


Obamacare: one picture is worth 20,000 pages of regulations

Posted by: Phineas on March 12, 2013 at 2:01 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Via Steven Hayward, this photo shows the stack of regulations released so far for Obamacare – a stack seven feet high: In his post, Hayward writes: …the effectual truth of modern American government is that Congress no longer enacts laws in the meaningful sense of the word.  Instead, they pass wish lists, […]