A Constitutionally Illiterate Congress

March 26, 2009 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Congress, Constitution, Education, Founders, Liberals, Media Bias, Nancy Salvato, Socialism, Society/Culture, Taxes | Comments Off

-By Nancy Salvato

The definition of a citizen is one who is ruled and can rule in turn. We must have the capacity for both under the law. All citizens must be able to take the following oath of office:

“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter.”

Sadly, in today’s day and age, those elected to our legislature do not have to understand the law to represent their electors. Consequently, this Congress has proven to be the most constitutionally illiterate group of people ever elected to office.
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Unions Harass Employees in Albion, Ind.

March 25, 2009 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Business, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Jobs, Liberals, Media Bias, President, Society/Culture, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

It’s the normal tale of union thugs acting like union thugs.

At an auto part plant in Indiana, one woman was threatened because she didn’t want the union. Why was she threatened? Because she and her fellow workers were involved in a card check effort and EVERYONE knew what her vote was. Once the union thugs found out she was against their unionization, they harassed her and threatened her to vote their way.

This sort of thuggery is what President Obama, Congressional Democrats, and union thugs everywhere want to visit upon EVERY U.S. worker.

Name That Party: 3 Dems in FBI Probe, Party Affiliation Omitted/Buried

March 25, 2009 | Filed Under Congress, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Liberals, Media Bias, Society/Culture, State Government, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

I think it is finally getting to the point that when an Old Media story goes out over the wires without mentioning the party affiliation of troubled politicians, people naturally assume that all the criminal actions in said story are being perpetrated by Democrats. But, that assumption aside, we are still seeing reports nearly every day that omit the “Democrat” in any story involving criminal Democrats. Here is yet another one.

The Associated Press posted a story on the FBI’s probe of questionable campaign donations to Senator Patty Murray and Representative Norm Dicks of Washington state. The possibly worrisome donations were from PMA Group, a lobbying firm founded by an aide of Representative John Murtha of Pennsylvania. With all these politician’s names being thrown around in the AP report, though, it is curious that not a one of them were ever identified as Democrats. Not once.

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Teen Suicide Brings Wrong Call for Regulation

March 25, 2009 | Filed Under Children, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Education, Family, Liberals, Rights, Security/Safety, Society/Culture, The Law, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

No one wants to see a beautiful 18-year-old girl commit suicide. No one wants to make any worse the pain that surviving family members feel. No one wants to make light of the situation that causes a child or young person to chose suicide, either. But high emotion makes for bad laws and this is no exception.

Last year, Jessica Logan imagined that she was sending a nude cell-phone photo of herself only to her new boyfriend. But he was not as circumspect as she might have hoped passing the salacious picture to his friends, and they to theirs, until it surged through some seven Cincinnati high schools.

It wasn’t long before Jessica was the butt of jokes and the target of epithets like “slut” and “porn queen.” The ribbing shook her so hard that she hanged herself in her bedroom last July.

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LAT Torn: Do We Cover for Obama or Puff Pelosi? Let’s Try BOTH!

March 25, 2009 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Liberals, Media Bias, President, Socialism, Society/Culture, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

The L.A. Times took upon itself a difficult task. The chore: to make it seem like Obama is in control of Congress at the same time that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is still a powerhouse there. The truth of the matter is that Barack Obama has revealed little influence over the Democrat majority in the House of Representatives but the Times wants to make it seem as if Obama is firmly in charge to puff his reputation. To do that, it would have to prove that Pelosi is taking a back-seat to the president. Yet, the Times also wants to show support for Pelosi. The resulting article is filled with one contradiction after another as it ends up attempting to say that both of them are in charge of the House. Quite a few journalistic backflips were made in the effort, too.

The L.A. Times headlined its piece, “Pelosi’s role diminishes under Obama.” This headline might tend to tell the reader that Nancy Pelosi has stepped back from her iron-fisted control of the House to allow Obama to push his agenda. Yet, even as the first six paragraphs of the piece starts that way, most of the article tends to dispute both the headline and the concept that Pelosi has relinquished any control at all to the White House. In fact, it says just the opposite, that she is just as firmly in control as ever, ceding nothing to Obama.

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Stimulus: Obama Stiffs Alabama Condoms For Cheap Chinese Knockoffs

March 25, 2009 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Liberals, Morals/Sex, President, Society/Culture, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

The Obama administration has decided to buy cheap Chinese condoms instead of the U.S. made products it had been distributing for its efforts to spread condoms around the world by the U.S. Agency for International Development. So much for Obama’s “Buy American” promise.

Condom makers in Alabama will likely lose this business and perhaps as many as 300 American jobs. USAID plans to stimulate new contracts with a South Korean condom manufacturer and a Chinese company instead of Alatech, the Alabama manufacturer.

So, while Obama talks about American stimulus, USAID is deflating one American company in favor of causing foreign stocks to rise, screwing the economy in Alabama at least for Alatech and its 300 employees.

Isn’t it great that we have a president like Obama so willing to give our economy the injection it needs?

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The ‘Give Obama a Chance’ Trial Period is Over

March 25, 2009 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Communism, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Elections, Frank Salvato, Liberals, Media Bias, President, Socialism, Society/Culture, Taxes | Comments Off

-By Frank Salvato

Like many conservatives, traditionalists and Republicans who didn’t want to ape the caustic rhetoric of the neo-Marxist Progressive-Left used during the entirety of the Bush Administration, I promised myself to refrain from immediately assuming that Barack Obama was going to bring with him to the White House the backroom politics of Chicago’s Democrat Machine. I employed the Reagan doctrine of “trust but verify.” Well, the verdict is in and the political tactics and policies that Barack Obama has brought to the Executive Branch are not only of the old school “Chicago Way,” they are literally neo-Marxist and naïve.

Let me explain the “Chicago Way.”

Chicago and Cook County, Illinois, have been under Democrat control for as long as I have been alive and before. Most of us grew up watching newsmen like Fahey Flynn, listening to radio journalists like Wally Phillips and reading print journalists like Mike Royko, we were provided a daily examination of the Richard J. Daley Administration; we were afforded an advanced degree in Chicago-style political politics. It is the politics of smoky backrooms and “old boy networks,” patronage, pay-to-play contracting, and governmental protection and appointment of campaign contributors and their families. In Chicago, if it’s about power or money for the elected class and/or the enrichment and advancement of their political allies it most likely becomes governmental policy and viewed as necessary for “saving grace” of society.
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China Puts Us on Notice

March 25, 2009 | Filed Under Barack Obama, China, Communism, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Liberals, Media Bias, President, Security/Safety, Socialism, Society/Culture, Thomas Brewton | Comments Off

-By Thomas E. Brewton

China’s premier publicly expressed concern that the Obama administration’s present and prospective surges of deficit financing are impairing the creditworthiness of the massive amounts of Treasury debt that China holds as our largest creditor.

The Wall Street Journal reports, in its March 13 edition (Wen Voices Concern Over China’s U.S. Treasurys):

BEIJING — Premier Wen Jiabao voiced confidence in China’s economy, saying his government’s finances give it room to spend even more to support growth if needed, but expressed concern about the outlook for the U.S. and the safety of its Treasury bonds…

“We have lent a huge amount of money to the U.S., so of course we are concerned about the safety of our assets. Frankly speaking, I do have some worries,” Mr. Wen said in response to a question. He did not offer specific suggestions on economic policy to the U.S. government, but called on it to “maintain its credibility, honor its commitments and guarantee the security of Chinese assets.”

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NY Dem Steals Republican Email

March 24, 2009 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Congress, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, GOP, Liberals, President, Society/Culture, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

You might recall the gyrations that Democrats made about Bush’s “most secretive presidency”? One item upon which the Democrats focused their ire was the system by which the Bush administration saved White House email communications in order to satisfy the Presidential Records Act. Bush was definitely amiss in properly saving them for posterity (and legality) and it cost the government millions to go back to retrieve unstored emails.

As we all know, Congressional Democrats made a big show of their concern over those lost emails and constantly sent public letters to the White House to force compliance with the records act. It was a piece with their “worst president in history” campaign so lovingly crafted and diligently carried out.

Now, however, it appears that public letters to the president asking about compliance with the Presidential Records Act are a tad less important to Congressional Democrats. Even though the White House has not answered any requests from Congress on how compliance will be carried out, Democrats are less keen to push the issue.

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SF Chron Reports ‘Massive’ Anti-War Protest, Completely Ignored Equally Large Cincy Tea Party

March 24, 2009 | Filed Under Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Liberals, Media Bias, Society/Culture, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Back on March 15, Noel Sheppard noted that the San Francisco Chronicle completely ignored the thousands of average Americans that came together in Cincinnati, Ohio to protest Obama’s unprecedented take over of the US economy. The Cincinnati Tea Party truly was massive but is just one of the many dozens of Tea Party protests that have occurred — and are continuing to occur — all across the country in the last two months. Still, the SF Chronicle didn’t see any reason to cover the rally.

But never fear for the Chronicle does enjoy a good protest, nonetheless. As long as it’s of a leftist, anti-war flavor, of course. Witness the Chron’s coverage of the “Massive anti-war, anti-Wall Street protest in San Francisco” from this weekend, March 21.

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Lies Used to Support Card Check

March 24, 2009 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Business, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Jobs, Liberals, Media Bias, Society/Culture, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

The Shop Floor is reporting once again on the lies that the SEIU is using to try and cajole people into thinking that the Wall Street Journal supports the Employee Free Choice Act, today. But now that story has taken a twist. It appears that the House Education and Labor Committee is using the same lie.

Originally the SEIU surgically removed a few words from the WSJ article to make it seem as if the Journal was somehow supporting the EFCA. On what the WSJ said, the SEIU wrote the following:

“The bill doesn’t remove the secret-ballot option from the National Labor Relations Act,” wrote the WSJ.

Only that isn’t really what the WSJ said at all. Here is the full sentence the Journal wrote in its headlined “Unionize or die” (my bold for emphasis):

“The bill doesn’t remove the secret-ballot option from the National Labor Relations Act but in practice makes it a dead letter.”

So, in essence the WSJ was saying that the EFCA eliminates the secret ballot in everything but words.

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Corporatism, Corruption and Fascism

March 24, 2009 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Communism, Congress, Dan Scott, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Jobs, Liberals, Media Bias, President, Socialism, Society/Culture, Taxes | 2 Comments

-By Dan Scott

The current anger over the AIG bonus money is bringing a long-standing issue to a boil, Corporatism. Corporatists are politically connected business people who influence government policy and laws to financially benefit themselves. One of the marks of a corporatist is that they have fed from the government trough so long that the company losses its ability to compete in the market place. Feeding at the government trough becomes an addiction, and like all addictions binds it’s user’s life to be defined by it. Once addicted, there is no life outside and thus all attempts to reduce their dependence is met with screams of pain from withdrawal and claims you are the villain for inflicting that pain. Whether the company stands or falls is based strictly on government funding. AIG, GM and Chrysler come to mind.

The Democrat Party has had a long-standing love affair with the Corporatist as typified by Senator Christopher Dodd’s (D) less than transparent insertion of language specifically allowing taxpayer funds to pay for bonuses. Notice that only one political party was allowed to write that law in secret to the exclusion of any other voice or oversight. The relationship between Christopher Dodd and AIG has been lucrative for both parties to say the least. Say what you will about AIG being broke now, but prior to 2008’s meltdown of the market they were making money hand over fist. The supercharging of the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) under Clinton made billions for the investors of AIG it’s officers and employees (including those who ran Freddie Mac – Rahm Emanuel and Fannie Mae – Franklin Raines). In this light, the CRA was a Congressional Quid Pro Quo for financial campaign supporters of politicians like Dodd, Obama and others in a mutual self enriching scheme at the expense of the country and specifically the poor. Let’s not forget that Barrack Obama was the lawyer for ACORN who forced Citibank to make unsound loans under the CRA. Makes you think of why Bears Sterns gave over $500,000 to Barrack Obama, a junior Senator with no supposed connection or benefit to them. They were connected alright, Obama’s legal work set the framework for companies like Bears Sterns for a lucrative business in CDOs up until the debacle. AIG provided the insurance on those CDOs because they all were mislead by the officials (political appointees such as Franklin Raines and Rahm Emanuel) into believing the mortgage based financial instruments had the FULL FAITH AND BACKING OF THE US GOVERNMENT, i.e. the taxpayer.
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Book Review: Dancing Under the Ugandan Skies

March 24, 2009 | Filed Under Book Reviews, David Heleniak, Education, History, Liberals, Media Bias, News, Security/Safety, Socialism, Society/Culture | Comments Off

-By David Huntwork

Over the past few years I have had the privilege to have known a native Ugandan missionary named Mike Wangolo. He is the leader of a team of Africans called Afri-Tendo ( who make periodic trips to the United States to witness to Americans through native songs and dances. During his travels he has become a close and valued friend to many of my friends and family.
Through his story and example many people have developed a heart of love and compassion for the Ugandan people. One of the people influenced by Mike Wangolo through his trips to the United States was a young lady who eventually ended up participating in a missions trip to Uganda.
The story Susan Smith’s transformation and experiences in Uganda is amazing. Her life has been changed in a fundamental way and she has become a passionate humanitarian and missionary to the people of Uganda.

Uganda, especially in the northern part of the country, has suffered from over two decades of insurrection, lawlessness and civil strife. Over a million people were displaced from their homes during the fighting, many tens of thousands killed and orphaned, and the famous “midnight children” (thousands forced to flee their villages nightly to hide in forests, hospitals and nearby cities to avoid abduction by rebel groups) have garnered international attention.
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WTH on the 2nd Amendment

March 23, 2009 | Filed Under 2nd Amendment, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Guns, Liberals, Security/Safety, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

OK, folks. Here is my very first video evah. I’ve never made one before and this one was a learning experience.

You can see this and any future videos on my NMATV channel

Old Media’s Shoddy Work

March 23, 2009 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Humor, Media Bias, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

This is just a small example of the shoddy work seen in the Old Media, but the Chicago Tribune uncorked an amusing bit of sloppy writing today in a story about Obama’s White House looking to change the way coffee and water is served there.

After regaling us about new coffee cups Obama’s administration wants to buy, the Bush cups not being sufficient, Sarah Gantz writing for the Trib unleashes this one (my bold):

The cold-drink equivalent of coffee at White House meetings has traditionally been bottled water. But the practice of distributing individual bottles is being phased out for a less wasteful method of water consumption.

“We’re also taking steps to minimize the use of plastic bottles,” Glunz said, by replacing the plastic with pitchers and cups.

Traditionally been bottled water? What “tradition” are we talking about? The practice of one president, and just the last one at that?

Naturally we all remember when Abe Lincoln tried to get rid of the plastic water bottles. The whole establishment was in an uproar. After all, George Washington himself started that tradition of drinking water in plastic bottles.

“Traditionally,” indeed.

VP Biden’s Union Friend, Video Taped and Arrested for Pickpocketing

March 23, 2009 | Filed Under Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Jobs, Liberals, Media Bias, President, Society/Culture, State Government, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

During the late presidential campaign, vp candidate Joe “gimme a f*ing break” Biden visited with his friends at the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) in Iowa. Joe was in The Hawkeye State to participate in some union campaign boilerplate called Walk A Day In My Shoes. There he “walked” with an upstanding union fella named Marshall Clemons, custodian for an Iowa school system and SEIU member.

So, the vice president “walked” in Clemons’ shoes one day helping him replace air conditioning filters and sweeping floors. It was a feels good day all around, for sure. But Clemons now has a new walk to take, one generally known as a perp walk. You see Clemons was video taped by an alert lobbyist stealing people’s wallets out of unguarded purses and bags in the Iowa State House in Cedar Rapids. Police caught Biden’s buddy with several stolen wallets when they arrested him later in the men’s bathroom there.

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If They Even Lost Kos, Geithner is Doomed

March 23, 2009 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Budget, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Liberals, Media Bias, President, Society/Culture, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

- By Warner Todd Huston

Certainly one cannot say that Markos Moulitsas, the fellow that invented, is the sage of the Democratic Party specifically or the left generally, but he does have a certain following as well as a high profile among activists if not Party regulars and political bosses. So when Kos begins Twittering that Sec. of the Treasury Tim Geithner is failing, this is not a good sign for Obama’s guy.

On Sunday, March 23, Kos wrote a Twitter posting stating “Geithner is starting to look like Obama’s Rumsfeld.”

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USNews Column: Obama’s Post-Partisan Washington Failure all Republican’s Fault

March 23, 2009 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Liberals, President, Republicans, Society/Culture, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Two March 19 editorials on Obama’s failure to create post-partisanship in D.C., both from lefties, can’t be farther apart from each other in their conclusions. Marc Dunkelman’s in U.S. News blames everyone but Obama for the failure to invent that mythic bipartisan Washington while Mort Kondracke’s Real Clear Politics piece lays the fault squarely at Obama’s door step.

But, the differences in the two are not just in conclusion but in the journey it took to get there. Sadly, the journey the Dunkelman piece took to get to its conclusion went through Obamamania, into the Obamagobsmacked tunnel, then it took The One turnpike, and ended up parked squarely in Obama’s southern port… if you know what I mean? In other words, it was based solely on a sycophantic love affair with the Obammessiah instead of on solid political analysis.

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Natural Born Citizens

March 23, 2009 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Congress, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Liberals, Media Bias, Nancy Salvato, President, Society/Culture | Comments Off

-By Nancy Salvato

This is a commentary in response to James Taranto’s recent column in which he takes yet another opportunity to use his bully pulpit to jab at the vast numbers of people who take painstakingly seriously the idea that no person except a natural born citizen shall be eligible to hold the office of President.

I used to enjoy reading James Taranto. I used to appreciate his sarcasm and wit. Not so much anymore.

Taranto writes,

You might have heard of Hawaii, a southern North Pacific archipelago that almost half a century ago became America’s 50th state. It’s known for pineapples, palm trees and tropical weather, and while it’s said to be a lovely place to visit, hardly anyone goes there because it’s so expensive and far away–over 10 hours by plane from New York, and getting there by car literally takes forever.
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Publicly Berating Bankers and Businessmen Has Consequences

March 23, 2009 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Jobs, Liberals, Media Bias, President, Socialism, Society/Culture, Taxes, Thomas Brewton | Comments Off

-By Thomas E. Brewton

Fanning the flames of public outrage, abrogating legal contracts, and punishing businessmen with punitive, ex post facto taxes deepens a recession.

The Wall Street Journal editorializes:
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Thanks for Sending us a Terrorist, President Obama

March 22, 2009 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Islam, Islamofascism, Liberals, News, President, Society/Culture, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Dear President Obama,

We are thankful to you, our wonderful president, for showing the world that the citizens of Illinois are kinder and gentler than those evil Bushies. It has always been obvious to us that we are more open minded and far more caring than anyone but your gift to us this month proves our love for multi-culturalism. We can hold our heads up high in The Hague and in the hallowed halls of the École Nationale d’Administration at long last.

We are blessed and we thank god — not meaning to specify any particular god or gods to which you subscribe — for your beneficence with this action coming so soon during these early days of your administration of hope and change. To think that this hallowed day has arrived already!

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NYTimes Somehow Misses Obama ‘Special Olympics’ Jab

March 22, 2009 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Censorship, Democrats/Leftists, Entertainment, Liberals, Media Bias, News, President, Society/Culture, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

All day Friday the newspapers, TV stations, radio, and the Internet were abuzz with Barack Obama’s failed joke about the Special Olympics Thursday night on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno. In shades of John Kerry’s failed joke about the unschooled being “stuck in Iraq,” the president’s apologists said he was merely joking and didn’t mean to say anything disparaging about people with developmental challenges. Still, the incident stirred passionate discussion all day Friday. At least it did for everyone but The New York Times’s Helene Cooper. Cooper seemed not to even realize it happened if her review of the show is any indication.

One has to wonder, with the entire country talking about Obama’s Special Olympics quip, how did Cooper miss that part of the story? Why would she not even make a passing notation of the controversy the joke caused?

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We Need Something Stronger than Steele

March 22, 2009 | Filed Under Congress, Elections, GOP, Media Bias, Republicans, Selwyn Duke, Society/Culture, Taxes | Comments Off

-By Selwyn Duke

RNC Chairman Michael Steele is inside the box and inside the beltway all the way

Most of us place politicians down at the level of used-car salesmen, personal injury lawyers and Hollywood actors. In fact, they’re much like actors, only, their acting is generally a bit better. But we tend to miss the point about our leaders. The problem with politicians is that they’re trying to please us.
Mind you, I don’t mean they’re trying to please those of us who read and render commentary. They don’t have to worry about us fringe types – we don’t really command many votes. We’re like a pesky fly they can’t quite swat (although they’re trying to with measures such as the Fairness Doctrine). My point is that if they were trying to please God, they would be godly men. But as the great Alan Keyes has proven, that doesn’t tend to win elections. So the successful ones try to please the masses, but this doesn’t make them massive men. It makes them minor men.
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The Flawed Economics of Broadband Open Access in the U.S.

March 22, 2009 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Business, Censorship, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Google, Inernet, Liberals, Media Bias, Scott Cleland, Society/Culture, Technology | Comments Off

-By Scott Cleland

A post by a Google policy analyst yesterday attempted to make the economic case for open access in the U.S. and suggested reasons why American infrastructure providers should embrace a mandated open network model. This proposed theory warrants a strong practical rebuttal. The proposed case for the economics of open access does not hold up to close scrutiny because it has fatal flaws in both logic and economics.

I. The fatal flaw in logic in the case for the economics of open access:

Since the post assumes broadband markets everywhere are basically the same, it concludes that the open access experience in some European countries is relevant and applicable to the U.S. situation. The fatal flaw in logic here is the core assumption that European and U.S. markets are factually analogous. They are not. They are substantially different factually and structurally as I will explain in detail.
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Another Example of Obama’s ‘Bi-Partisanship’ Lie

March 21, 2009 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, GOP, Liberals, President, Society/Culture, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Obama is going to bring a new age of “working together” to D.C. He is the man to initiate that era of nice we’ve all been waiting for. He is captain bi-partisan… remember all that? When he finally got to the Oval Office he had a few meetings and some cocktails with a few Republicans. Everyone hailed this as the “new” Washington the promised land of post-partisanship.

Then came the omnibus spending bill. It was planned entirely by the Democrats in Congress, the Republican leadership thoroughly excluded from the planning sessions. Obama said not a word nor did he raise a finger to change the situation. It shouldn’t be surprising because the flavor was set by Obama early. When asked about working across the aisle, Obama told Republicans that he didn’t have to. “I won,” he pointedly said.

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Obama Gunning for the Second Amendment

March 21, 2009 | Filed Under 2nd Amendment, Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Liberals, Media Bias, Security/Safety, Selwyn Duke, Socialism, Society/Culture | Comments Off

-By Selwyn Duke

This will seem like a strange way to open a piece of commentary, but the gun owners who voted for Barack Obama believing he respected Second Amendment rights remind me of the bumbling Inspector Clouseau. Specifically, I think of the scene from “The Return of the Pink Panther” in which Clouseau was getting a real dressing down from his superior, Chief Inspector Dreyfus. The issue was that Clouseau had naively stood by talking to a “blind” organ grinder outside a bank while the institution was being robbed. After Dreyfus pointed out that the organ grinder was the lookout for the thieves and Clouseau said that such a thing was impossible because the beggar was blind, Dreyfus asked how Clouseau knew this. Clouseau replied, “He told me so.”

Quite frankly, this wasn’t nearly as stupid as believing that a member of Chicago’s socialist New Party, who was weaned in a black power church, was a gun caesar and not a gun seizer. And now Obama is in fact striking a blow against the Second Amendment. He isn’t doing anything obvious such as advocating a ban on semi-automatic rifles, however (not yet); rather, in typical Saul Alinsky “Rules for Radicals” style, he is attacking where his adversaries least expect.
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North Carolina Judge Attacks Home-Schoolers!

March 21, 2009 | Filed Under Democrats/Leftists, Dr. Don Boys, Education, Media Bias, Socialism, Society/Culture | Comments Off

-By Don Boys, Ph.D.

A North Carolina has ruled that a home-schooling mother must place her three children in a public school so they can get a “more well rounded education.” Hiz honor suggested that the children need to be exposed to the “real world.” Sure, they need to learn to be rebellious, to use drugs, to fornicate (with public school teachers), to curse, to copy obnoxious dress standards, etc. In my opinion, the judge is a jerk and has attacked all home-schoolers and their dedicated parents who have the long recognized right to decide what they want for their children.

Home-schoolers have a long and impressive record; yet in recent years, they have been persecuted and prosecuted instead of praised and promoted.
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Obama Closes Press Award Ceremony… to the Press? Where’s Outrage?

March 20, 2009 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Democrats/Leftists, Liberals, Media Bias, President, Society/Culture, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

OK, this story has GOT to have been written by that satirical website The Onion! Barack Obama is about to be crowned “Newsmaker of the Year” by the National Newspaper Publishers Assn. The ceremony is to take place this afternoon,March 20, at the White House.

And here is the kicker… it’s CLOSED to the press!

Seriously! This dude is getting an award from the press and he’s closed the ceremony to the press. Where is the outrage? Where is the screaming about how Obama is the most “secretive president” since Bush? Where are comments about the lack of “transparency”? More to the point where are the guffaws about just how ridiculous this move is?

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Don’t Fall for Making a Big Deal of Obama’s ‘Special Olympics’ Comment

March 20, 2009 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Conservatives, Democrats/Leftists, Liberals, Media Bias, President, Society/Culture, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Today we will see the news all over the place that President Obama was making fun of the Special Olympics during his Tonight Show visit. I can only say to the center-right blogosphere, DON’T fall for it. It’s a complete non-issue. It’s meaningless. In fact, dwell on it and you risk acting exactly like how the unhinged, uncivil left-o-sphere does on any given issue.

As ABC’s Jake Tapper reports, Obama brought up the Special Olympics when discussing his bowling score.

Towards the end of his approximately 40-minute appearance, the president talked about how he’s gotten better at bowling and has been practicing in the White House bowling alley.

He bowled a 129, the president said.

“That’s very good, Mr. President,” Leno said sarcastically.

It’s “like the Special Olympics or something,” the president said.

The knee-jerk, PC reaction is to feign outrage and howl that Obama was somehow making fun of the mentally challenged that participate in the Special Olympics. In fact, the White House itself tried to head off any carping about the comment with a quickly issued press release.

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Free Speech For Students… Unless You’re Christian, That Is

March 20, 2009 | Filed Under 1st Amendment, Abortion, Censorship, Democrats/Leftists, Education, Free Speech, Liberals, Socialism, Society/Culture, State Government, The Law, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Our institutes of “higher” learning are all about being inclusive. They are stridently for freedom of speech and stand 100% behind the concept of open political debate. Well, unless you’re a Christian, that is. Christians, you see, are the only group that our fetid colleges and universities have agreed to discriminate against.

Last week, another example of that well known “tolerance” our schools are so concerned with promulgating was seen in Pomona College in Claremont, California. There two Christian, pro-life students were banned from the Pamona campus. Their crime? Video taping a question-and-answer session with a Planned Parenthood representative invited to speak there.

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