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Democrat congressman accidentally honest with public

Posted by: Phineas on August 4, 2013 at 5:44 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas I’m sure Rep. Ellison will get an earful from Minority Leader Pelosi for giving the game away: Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) told a gathering of Democrats, “The bottom line is we’re not broke, there’s plenty of money, it’s just the government doesn’t have it.” So, there you have it. It’s not your money; it’s […]


On Detroit, bankruptcy, and President Obama

Posted by: ST on July 18, 2013 at 7:12 pm » 7 Comments

An October 2012 tweet from our celebrity President: Obama: “I wasn't going to let Detroit go bankrupt. Or Toledo go bankrupt. Or Lordstown go bankrupt. I bet on American workers.” — Barack Obama (@BarackObama) October 26, 2012 The story on what happened today, via Fox News: Detroit filed for the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. […]


Mongolian Nazi Greens!!

Posted by: Phineas on July 2, 2013 at 1:01 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas As in headlines that make you say “huh?” Mongolian Neo-Nazis rebrand as environmentalists to harass foreign business Mongolian neo-Nazis have latched on to environmentalism as a way new way to fight the influence of foreigners in the country. The group Tsagaan Khass, or the White Swastika, is now one of several neo-Nazi groups […]


Churchill understood what Progressives want

Posted by: Phineas on May 13, 2013 at 3:58 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas It’s a heckuva busy day today with little time for posting, but I have to share this gem via Steven Hayward at Power Line. It’s an excerpt from a longer quote from Winston Churchill’s closing speech in the 1945 General Election, which the Conservatives sadly lost. Read these two paragraphs, and tell me if […]


Oh, no. This won’t set off conservative and libertarian alarm bells at all.

Posted by: Phineas on May 11, 2013 at 9:31 pm » 7 Comments

**Posted by Phineas I mean, what’s so threatening about a biometric database of all adult Americans being in the immigration bill, citizen? The immigration reform measure the Senate began debating yesterday would create a national biometric database of virtually every adult in the U.S., in what privacy groups fear could be the first step to a ubiquitous […]


3D printed guns scare progressives, so of course they want to ban them

Posted by: Phineas on May 7, 2013 at 1:01 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Because the future is frightening. First, a BBC news video to show you what the fuss is all about: The Telegraph describes it thus: Instructions for making The Liberator, a plastic handgun that could escape detection by conventional airport security, were today made freely available to download from the internet by anti-government […]


Corker: Watt heading Federal Housing Finance Agency = “fox guarding the hen house”

Posted by: ST on May 1, 2013 at 7:48 pm » 3 Comments

As you’ve probably already heard, in the latest example of this administration’s naked cronyism (THIS WEEK), President Obama has nominated my Congressman in Name Only – Mel Watt – to oversee the Federal Housing Finance Agency.   The nomination has already sparked controversy, and for good reasons: President Barack Obama nominated Rep. Mel Watt, D-N.C., as […]


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 […]