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Eating Their Own: Union Wants to Unionize Extremist, Left-Wing Media Matters, Website Owners Furious

April 17, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Blogging, Business, Capitalism, Computers, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government Corruption, Inernet, Jobs, Journalism, Liberals, Lobbyists, Media Bias, Media Matters For America, Nanny State, Progressives, Regulation, SEIU, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

Started in 2004, the left-wing propaganda website Media Matters for America has been spreading lies about Republicans and conservatives for a decade, now. Naturally the site has always claimed the center-right coalition is “anti-worker” for opposing unions, but this organization itself has never been unionized. Now the Service Employee International Union (SEIU) is agitating to organize Media Matters and the propaganda outfit is fit to be tied over the union’s efforts.

Started by Clinton operative David Brock, Media Matters for America (MM) has been programming the left-wing media since its debut and one of the organization’s repeated topics has been its blanket support for unions and for all the things unions advocate. Most especially a support for the union goal of “card check.”

Card check is a union scheme of making the unionization of a business easier–easier for unions, not employers. One of its features is to have employees voting on whether or not to allow a union to enter the workplace forced to vote their preference out in the open, without a secret ballot.
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2014 Illinois Tea Party Tax Day Tea Party Rally in St. Charles

April 16, 2014 | Filed Under Adam Andrzejewski, Anti-Americanism, Budget, Business, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, Free Trade, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, House of Representatives, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Jim Oberweis, Jobs, Liberals, President, Progressives, Republicans, Senate, Taxes, Tea Party, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

The Illinois Tea Party (illinoisteaparty.net) held its sixth annual Chicago Tax Day Tea Party rally, but this year without the “Chicago” part as the group held their rally in the western suburbs. Specifically, the event was held in the Arcadia Theater in St. Charles where some 300 participants attended to hear candidates for office, activists, and patriotic music.

The April 15 rally targeted Obamacare and Senator Dick Durbin, of course, but mentions of the Illinois Republican Party, Sec. of Treasury candidate and establishment GOPer Tom Cross, and Senator Mark Kirk drew as many boos as the Democrats showing that grass roots conservatives have about had it with the feckless, powerless Illinois GOP.


Head of the Illinois Tea Party Denise Cattoni

Not all elected Republicans were opposed, though. One of the very first speakers introduced by Ill. Tea Party chief Denise Cattoni was State Rep. Jeanne Ives of Wheaton. Ives, while not a dynamic speaker, had a great five-minute speech written up with her key point being that she was going to be troublesome to the state Republican Party. “I will continue to be troublesome, just as troublesome as possible in Springfield,” she said warming to her theme.


State Rep. Jeanne Ives

The first speaker was State Senator Jim Oberweis, who went on first so he could get to a fundraiser.


Candidate for U.S. Senate Jim Oberweis

Oberweis is running as an admitted “underdog” to ultra left-wing Senator Dick Durbin. Obie, as his supporters affectionately dub him, noted that we need to stop the extremism in Washington and made to whip the audience up to dump Durbin by having them repeat, “Millionaire. Career politician. Dick Durbin. Must Go!”
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Writer Huston: Long Road Ahead for GM, But Don’t Count It Out

April 16, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Crony Capitalism, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Electric, Environment, Ethics, Government Corruption, Green Energy, House of Representatives, Liberals, Nanny State, Oil, President, Progressives, Regulation, Senate, Sequester, Stimulus, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

So, I was on Newsmax TV on Tuesday…

From the Newsmax website:

It will take a long time for General Motors to regain its reputation as a trusted carmaker — but don’t count it out, says Warner Todd Huston, a writer for Wizbang and Breitbart.com.

“Thirteen people killed tied to this [ignition] faulty switch and GM people running for cover,” Huston told Ed Berliner, guest host of “The Steve Malzberg Show” on Newsmax TV.

“But . . . America loves to give people a second act. I wouldn’t count anybody down for the count. [The Rev.] Al Sharpton has been able to make a new living,” Huston said Tuesday.

Since February, GM has recalled 2.6 million vehicles with faulty ignition switches that could cause the engine to turn off and disable the power steering and airbags.

Asked whether the massive recall was a result of negligence on the part of GM, Huston said:

“There’s probably some [who were] saying, no, we’ll fix it later, others that are trying to avoid being held accountable, so, they try to push it off in the background,” he said.

“It’s a mixture of things. I don’t think it’s just . . . negligence, but it’s definitely negligence.”
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POLICE STATE: Feds Still Buying Tons of Ammunition

April 16, 2014 | Filed Under 2nd Amendment, Anti-Americanism, Constitution, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Freedom, Government, Government Corruption, Gun Control, Guns, Liberals, Liberty, Military, Police, Police State, Progressives, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

“Where the people fear the government you have tyranny. Where the government fears the people you have liberty.”–John Basil Barnhill, 1914

If liberals want to get rid of guns in society, apparently the first place they should start is the federal government. For some unexplainable reason, nearly every federal agency has its own armed, para-military police force. From the Post Office, to the Bureau of Land Management, to even the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration they are all armed to the teeth! Why do these agencies need their own police forces? They don’t… except for the fact that they want to force their will on the American people and it’s easier to do that when you can kill anyone in your way.

You read that right, above. The U.S. Post Office has it’s own armed police force (It has for decades, by the way). So does the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Seriously. NOAA has a SWAT team that claims it needs 46,000 rounds of ammunition! It is beyond insensible.

Last year the Post Office had announced that it was going to buy thousands of rounds of ammunition and not long ago the Social Security Administration ordered 174,000 rounds of “.357 Sig 125 grain bonded jacketed hollow-point” bullets.
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Obama to Give Unions a Veto Over Where a Company Can Set Up Shop

April 8, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Business, Capitalism, Crony Capitalism, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Free Trade, Government, Government Corruption, Jobs, Liberals, NLRB, President, Progressives, Right To Work, Unemployment, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

If you own a company and want to relocate to another part of the country, Obama wants you to know that you have no right to decide where that location will be. Obama wants you to know that only a labor union can make that decision. You have no say in the matter.

At least, that is what Obama’s National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) wants to do with a new rule that would give unions veto power over where a company re-opens its doors.

The goal, of course, is to destroy the economies of right-to-work states and force them to allow destructive unions to hold sway over their business sector or risk economic ruin.

Currently it is perfectly legal (not to mention moral, I might add) for a company to decided it wants to close its facilities in one part of the country and move some or all of it’s business to another part of the country. We call it the free enterprise system.
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Maria Bartiromo Returns to CNBC… in an Ad for Fox Business Network

April 4, 2014 | Filed Under Business, Cable, Capitalism, CNBC, Entertainment, Fox Business Network, Fox News, Jobs, Journalism, Media, Media Bias, TV, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

In my writing about media, I have been fascinated in the rise of Fox Business Network in the financial reporting game. Recently I noted that FBN snagged star business reporter Maria Bartiromo from CNBC, but amusingly she just went back on CNBC… in an ad for Fox Business!

FBN purchased a series of ads from the New York Market served by Time Warner Cable and began running them on CNBC touting the wonderfulness of Maria’s FBN show, Opening Bell with Maria Batriromo.

“Come on over,” Bartiromo urges during her advert.
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Democrat Hypocrisy: Attacking Political Advocate Spending…. Unless They’re Unions

April 2, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Business, Campaign Finance, Capitalism, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Elections, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Liberals, New York, Progressives, Regulation, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

Democrats in New York once again prove that their bleating against money in politics is a lie with a new law that forces more campaign finance disclosure for everyone (read Republicans) except for union. Yes, while others are being forced to more disclosure, unions are being allowed to hide more campaign expenditures.

By exempting left-wing, Democrat-old Union donors, this is proof once again that Democrats don’t want money out of politics, they only want Republican money out of politics.

In New York, the state legislature passed a state budget that requires more disclosure of spending on issues and advocacy (outside elections) for everyone… except unions, naturally.

As Craine’s New York reported, “Spending by labor unions on campaign messages targeting their members and union retirees will remain exempt from disclosure under the state law…”
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Millionaire Sen. Dick Durbin Happy to Pay More for Food for Min Wage Hike And Wants to Force You To

March 31, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Democrats/Leftists, Dick Durbin, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Illinois, Jobs, Liberals, Minimum Wage, Progressives, Senate, Tea Party, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

Illinois’ millionaire Democrat Senator Dick Durbin says he’s happy to pay more for his food if workers get a hike in their minimum wage.

The super rich Durbin who makes far and away more than the average citizen in his state and who has a net worth of far more still, said hew would be pleased as punch to pay “a nickel more” for a hamburger if workers get more per hour than they do now.

So, this rich guy doesn’t mind paying more for food in a state that has the worst unemployment record in the country? He wants his own citizens to pay more for things when they can’t afford to get by now?

In fact, the very people who his policies have already helped ruin are living in a state that is in one of the worst financial conditions than nearly every state in nearly every category.
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Politico’s Crap About a ‘Career Path’ for Dissenting Journalists

March 29, 2014 | Filed Under ABC, Anti-Americanism, Business, Cable, CBS, Democrats/Leftists, Entertainment, Ethics, Fox News, Government, Journalism, Liberals, Media, NBC, Politico, Progressives, TV, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

Politico just published one of those articles that always drives me crazy where the media takes one or two examples of something and then tries to turn that into some sort of massive wave where in truth it is no such thing. This time Politico is saying that because three people left mainstream journalism to become media critics, that must mean there is a “career path” for disaffected journalists to fame and success.

The Politico story titled, “Media career path: Cry ‘media bias’,” is written by Dylan Byers and is loosely formed around the departure from CBS of excellent investigate journalist Sharyl Attkisson. Then the article segues to Bernard Goldberg and John Stossel both of who left big three network jobs to become Fox News analysts who often criticize the media.

The premise of the story is presented in the third paragraph:
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Breaking the Law: Pay Higher for Government Contractors Than Other Workers

March 28, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Crony Capitalism, DOL, Ethics, Government Corruption, Jobs, Liberals, Public Employees Unions, Regulation, Taxes, Unemployment, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

Employees, whether unionized or not, who work for companies that have government contracts make far more per hour than employees who do similar jobs in the same area, a new study finds. This fact shows that government is essentially breaking its compensation own law.

The Service Contract Act of 1965 maintains that employees working for companies with government contracts must make the prevailing wage for their job in the area in which they work.

That means that if a carpet-layer in Peoria, Illinois makes $10.27 per hour, then any company that lays carpet for the government must pay their carpet-layers $10.27 per hour. Seems fair enough, right?

But the study shows that this isn’t happening. These government contractors aren’t making the prevailing wage. In fact, they are making far more than the prevailing wage! And all at the expense to the taxpayers, naturally.
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Ted Cruz: Stand for Principle!

March 28, 2014 | Filed Under Budget, Congress, Conservatives, Constitution, Free Trade, GOP, Jobs, Republicans, Senate, Taxes, Ted Cruz, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments


Maria Bartiromo’s Sunday Fox News Show to Debut March 30

March 27, 2014 | Filed Under Budget, Business, Cable, Capitalism, Democrats/Leftists, Fox Business Network, Free Trade, Government Corruption, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Progressives, Taxes, TV, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

When Fox Business Network (FBN) snagged top CNBC reporter Maria Bartiromo for its own late last year, there was talk about giving her a Sunday morning business news show along with her other FBN duties. Now Fox News is announcing the debut of that new show.

The show is titled Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo and will air beginning on the last Sunday of March at 9AM Central Standard Time on your cable’s Fox News station.

“Anchored by leading business journalist Maria Bartiromo,” the announcement says, “the show will focus on the intersection of commerce and news events, offering viewers in-depth analysis on recent developments in the economy. Each week, Bartiromo will interview business leaders and industry newsmakers on topics such as job creation and investment opportunities, providing viewers with an inside look at how to prepare financially for the future.”
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Green Stormtroopers to Invade Private Homes to Ensure Green Compliance

March 27, 2014 | Filed Under Budget, Climate Change, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Energy, Environment, Ethics, Freedom, Germany, Government Corruption, Green Energy, Liberals, Liberty, Progressives, Regulation, Taxes, The Law, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

Greenism is not only a religious principle it is also a fascist, authoritarian ideal and greenies in Germany are finally revealing the black soul of greenism by proposing a law that would give the state the power to forcibly enter a person’s home to ensure they are in compliance with green rules.

The city of Bremen, in northern Germany near the North Sea just west of Hamburg, is so keyed up to push its left-wing envrio-Nazi regulations that it has outlawed residents from having electric heaters. But the jackbooted enviros aren’t going to stop at a mere banning of the heaters. To make sure the lowly people have complied with the ban, greenists in Bremen want to give police the power to enter a home without a warrant to make sure that home owners or apartment dwellers have abided by the rule and gotten rid of their evil, evil electric space heaters.

As the Germany website Liberal Magazine reports, “The proposed law by Environment Senator Joachim Lohse foresees a system of monitoring that allows for detection of violations and punishment. According to the Weser-Kurier daily, officials would ‘in carrying out the duties of their office, tread upon private property and enter private buildings.’ Here Lohse is creating nothing less than an environment police.”

Now, this whole idea runs contrary to Article 13 of the German Constitution which holds that the people have an “inviolability” of their homes and that the state cannot just come stormtrooping through private property whenever they get a hankering to get its thug on.
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Crooked Illinois Dems Sneak Ban of Farm Sold Milk into Restroom Access Bill

March 25, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Constitution, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Farming, Free Trade, Government, Government Corruption, Government, Ill. County, Health, House of Representatives, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Liberals, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

This is the kind of crap that makes all politics seem crooked, conniving, scheming, and corrupt. With only days to go until the end of the legislative session a Democrat has sneaked in an amendment that would put a ban on farm-sold raw milk products into a bill meant to merely change the name of the state’s restroom access act.

That’s right, a ban on raw milk sales is now in a bill to provide fair access to restrooms. What do the two have to do with one another? Not a dang thing. But that is how corrupt politics works. If someone wants something stuck in an unrelated bill as a pay off, why all you have to do is set the right levers in motion.

The amendment to HB4036 would prevent the sale of non pasteurized milk products. The amendment was introduced by Chicago Representative Daniel J. Burke.

And what is this restroom bill? The only thing House Bill 4036 was introduced to do was to make a minor change to the name of the restroom act. That is all.
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Iowa Dem Bruce Braley Slams Iowa Farmers As Unfit for Office

March 25, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Business, Courts, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, Farming, Government, Government Corruption, House of Representatives, Iowa, Jobs, Law, Liberals, Progressives, Senate, Taxes, Trial Lawyers, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

Iowa Congressman Bruce Braley is now running for the Senate in the Hawkeye State and he has a message for Iowans: Iowa farmers aren’t good enough for elected office. Iowa needs rich, lawyers like himself in office. At least, this is what he told a roomful of trial lawyers in Texas.

Appearing in a room full of rich trial lawyers who make a living off the backs of the people, Braley noted that he is *one of them* and isn’t like any old lowly Iowa farmer.

It should be noted that one of Iowa’s biggest economic sectors is its farming community.

Naturally, Braley was trying to get these trial lawyers to give him big campaign donations from their deep pockets.

“To put this in stark contrast,” Braley told the gathering of skinners “if you help me win this race, you may have someone with your background, your experience, your voice. Someone who’s been literally fighting tort reform for 30 years, in a visible and public way, on the Senate Judiciary Committee.”

“Or, you might have a farmer from Iowa, who never went to law school, never practiced law, serving as the next chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee,” he continued.

“Because if Democrats lose the majority, Chuck Grassley will be chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee,” he proudly concluded.

So, regular, Iowans who are not part of the “47%” aren’t good enough for office in Iowa?
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‘Queer Theory’ Professor Charged For Assaulting a Teenaged Pro-Life Demonstrator

March 23, 2014 | Filed Under 1st Amendment, Abortion, Anti-Americanism, California, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Education, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Liberals, Pro-Choice, Pro-Life, Progressives, Public School, Roe v. Wade, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

Yesterday I wrote about how Democrats in Cincinnati threw a big welcome home party for a criminal convicted of vote fraud. Even MSNBC’s Al Sharpton, a man guilty of inciting to murder, came on down to Cincy to celebrate this criminal. Well, now, with the tale of a “queer theory” professor from the U of California who has been charged of physically assaulting a teenaged girl who was protesting abortion, I have yet another story that shows that to be a Democrat/liberal/communist is to be a supporter and promulgator of crime.

To recap, the Cincy story was that of vote fraud criminal Melowese Richardson who was convicted of voting six times in the 2012 elections. Race agitators convinced the state to release this criminal after only a few months in jail because RAAAAAAAACISM. Upon release, local Democrats and national headliners threw a big party for her celebrating her criminality and urging everyone to be juuuuuust like her.

I was noting that even though Democrats are criminals as a matter of course, at least they had the decency in days past to be ashamed of being convicted of some crime or another and acted duly chastised. These days they have no shame whatsoever and actually celebrate their criminal behavior as is obvious by the gala celebration given the Cincy criminal.

Well, this week we se yet another example of this criminality celebrated as all things good and right.
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What the Heck… Karl Rove Warns Republicans to Stop Attacking Obamacare?

March 21, 2014 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Budget, Congress, Conservatives, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Elections, Ethics, Fox News, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, Health, House of Representatives, Journalism, Karl Rove, Law, Liberals, Media Bias, Obamacare, Progressives, Regulation, Republicans, Senate, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

By nearly every metric, Democrats are finding that Obamacare is a millstone around their necks for the upcoming 2014 midterm elections. Yet so-called Republican Karl Rove is telling the GOP to stop attacking Obamacare? What is he thinking?

Yet, even as Rove says Republicans shouldn’t Attack Obamacare, elections statistician Larry Sabato Says Obamacare is killing Democrats. What is Karl Rove thinking by telling Republicans not to attack Obamacare very hard while Larry Sabato is saying the Dems are extremely vulnerable on Obamacare?

Rove made his comments in a new Wall Street Journal piece.
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Fox Business Continues to Grow–’Risk & Reward With Dierdre Bolton’ Launches March 31

March 21, 2014 | Filed Under Bloomberg, Business, Cable, Capitalism, CNBC, Entertainment, Fox Business Network, Free Trade, Government, Jobs, Journalism, Media, Taxes, TV, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

Where many other cable concerns are contracting, Fox Business Network (FBN) continues to evolve and grow adding viewers and gaining on its older, more established competition and now FBN adds Risk & Reward With Dierdre Bolton, a new show which debuts March 31 at noon Central Time.

“We’re excited to add Risk and Reward with Deirdre Bolton to our lineup. Alternative investing is an immensely untapped field and Deirdre’s expertise in this area will help broaden our market hours coverage,” Executive Vice President of the network, said in an announcement.

Bolton will feature a variety of experts each afternoon to explore alternative asset strategy capitalizing on the most up-to-date movements in real estate, hedge funds and venture capital. And along with reporting on the normal ups and downs in the markets, Bolton will focus on non-traditional ways to grow your portfolio beyond stocks and bonds.
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Here’s Those Obamacare-Voting Democrats That ‘Had Obama’s Back’

March 18, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Elections, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Health, Insurance, Liberals, Obamacare, President, Progressives, Senate, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments

In a recent email fundraising campaign Obama was pleading with his voters asking if they still “have his back.” Well, here are the Democrats who had his back when they voted to pass Obamacare…

These are the folks you need to send home, America.
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Libs Against Money in Politics Ignore Unions Corrupting the System

March 18, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Campaign Finance, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Law, Liberals, President, Progressives, Regulation, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

As the left runs around like Chicken Littles claiming that the evil Koch brothers are “buying the country,” they ignore the fact that unions have poured many times more money into the system to buy themselves influence than the Kochs ever have or ever will. The left ignores this fact because unions spend all their money on extremely liberal causes and politicians and they don’t care if they have to break the law to do it.

Firstly let’s get the facts out in the open. A new report by Mercatus finds that the top 25 political donors for the last 25 years is littered with unions donating to left-wing causes. In fact, the number two and number four biggest donors are public employee unions.

As an aside, it is also instructive to note that number one political donor is the hardcore left-wing group ActBlue and not by just a little. ActBlue has donated nearly 100 million dollars to leftists and they have only been around since 2004. By comparison the next closest big donor is the government union the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) which comes in at about the 60 million mark.

Anyway, Mercatus found that of the top 25 donors, 14 of them are left-wing unions. The chart also proves that nearly 60 percent of all donations were made by unions and that’s about $552 million donated since 1989–all gone to the left.
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Ill. Rep. Gutiérrez Likely On Verge of Ethics Charges Filed Against Him

March 18, 2014 | Filed Under Budget, Campaign Finance, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, House of Representatives, Illinois, Liberals, Luis Gutierrez, Progressives, Regulation, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

New reports suggest that Chicago Congressman Luis Gutiérrez (D, ILL) is likely expecting to be charged with ethics violations in Washington.

USA Today reports that Gutiérrez has already spent some $30,000 in legal fees in preparation of defending himself from charges of ethics violations and no violations have yet been filed. It seems clear that the Congressman is sure they are on the verge of being filed.

Even with no investigation announced, in January the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) noted that at least one question over the Congressman’s actions was being held for consideration after the Illinois primaries (Election Day is March 18).

Naturally, Gutiérrez is refusing to make any statements on this matter–and that is probably a good idea since the whole matter is completely up in the air at this time.
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Illinois Wins Again: Worst Unemployment Record in USA

March 16, 2014 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Chicago, Cook County, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Green Energy, Illinois State Government, Jobs, Liberals, Nanny State, Pat Quinn, Progressives, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

Illinois continues to rack up plaudits as one of the worst states in the entire country for every measure that makes a successful state. Bad bond ratings, among the highest for people moving away from her, worst pension messes, crummy education, etc. And now, Illinois has won the booby prize as the single worst state in the union for its unemployment track record. Yaaaa, Illinois.

At 9 percent unemployment, Illinois now has the worst unemployment rate of every state around it in the Midwest. But even worse for the Land of Sinkin’–er, I mean Land of Lincoln–the state has the worst downward trends in employment for the whole country. Illinois’ unemployment rate has gone up more times than its gone down and that is the worst record in the whole country over the last five years.

As the Illinois Policy Institute recently noted, “Illinois’ recovery from the Great Recession has been hindered by self-inflicted wounds. After the 2011 tax hikes, the Illinois jobless rate jumped from 9.4 percent to 10.2 percent. The US average declined in the same period.”
Meanwhile, in the surrounding Midwestern state, every state but Illinois has had a downward trend for unemployment by about an average of some 2 percent. And yet, Democrat controlled Illinois has seen unemployment go up and up.
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[VIDEOS] Obamacare Promises (i.e. Lies), Then vs. Now

March 14, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Congress, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Health, House of Representatives, Insurance, Jobs, Liberals, Nanny State, Obamacare, President, Progressives, Socialism, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments

And this:

This video is public. A Montage of Obama’s “If You Like Your Plan Keep It” Lies

Now today Obama admits, why, gosh, maybe you CAN’T keep your doctor. Imagine that.
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The Democrats and Senator Reid area Koch Whores

March 14, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Campaign Finance, Capitalism, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, Harry Reid, Liberals, President, Progressives, Senate, Taxes, Transparency, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

Senator Harry Reid is indulging an absurd habit these days. He’s become a Koch head, a Koch addict, a Koch whore. He just can’t get enough of libertarian campaign donors Charles and David Koch and Reid’s lost his tiny little mind over them blaming them for everything that he thinks is wrong with the country. Naturally, Reid is a liar.

Charles and David Koch of Koch Industries have donated hundreds of millions to center right candidates and causes over the last 30 years, something, Reid says, means they are “buying” politics in the country.

Before we even talk further about the Koch brothers, we should note that left-winger George Soros has spent far, far more of his personal fortune to push American politics leftward than the Kochs have spent pushing it rightward. And where is Reid to complain that extremist, left-wing billionaire Tom Steyer is spending hundreds of millions of his money to push the myth of global warming down our throats? Where is Reid to complain of the billions that MoveOn.org has s\pent on politics? Worse, where is Reid to whine that unions are buying politics–and unions have spent trillions more over the last 50 years than either Soros OR the Kochs. Of course, the lying hypocrite Senator from Nevada doesn’t care about Soros, the unions, or your Steyers because they all spend their billions on Democrats and their Euroesque causes.
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Obama Tells Us to Cancel Cell Phone and Cable to Pay for Obamacare

March 12, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Capitalism, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Entitlements, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Health, Hispanics, Insurance, Jobs, Liberals, Obamacare, President, Progressives, Race, Socialism, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

So, if you make less that $40,000 a year and find the high cost of Obamacare to be overwhelming, President Obama has a message for you: cancel your stupid cable TV and you dang iPhone service you ingrates. THEN you will be able to afford his mandated-by-law take over of our national healthcare system.

This is what Obama told a Latino audience at a townhall held on March 6 by several Spanish language media networks.

Obama was presented with a question about a family that makes $36,000 a year and found that the cheapest Obamacare plan they could find would cost them $315 a month. This, the family felt, was too expensive and something they could not afford.

The President’s response was chilling. Obama said, “if you looked at their cable bill, their telephone, their cell phone bill… it may turn out that, it’s just they haven’t prioritized health care.”
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California Town’s Use of Eminent Domain on Water Company All Wet

March 11, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Business, California, Capitalism, Constitution, Courts, Democracy, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government, Law, Liberals, Progressives, Regulation, Socialism, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

A city government in California is thinking of illicitly using eminent domain to essentially steal a water company from its owners because residents are unhappy with their water bills. If they are unhappy now, it will get far worse once the government owns the water service. Once again California serves as an example of what not to do.

The city fathers of Claremont, California are attempting a move that should frighten every American, a move that would seem to prove that government thinks it has no limits on its power. With the claimed goal of keeping water rates low, the city is considering using eminent domain laws to force a local water company into allowing the city to take over its facilities and declare its resources government property.

Jon Coupal of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association explained the rules of eminent domain in a recent op ed.

First, under the U.S. Constitution, if government takes private property, it must pay just compensation. Moreover, under California law, when government attempts to seize a private utility, there is the additional requirement of a showing of need a seemingly insurmountable hurdle for the city of Claremont to justify replacing the current provider & Government cannot simply say they want to go into the water business to be able to use eminent domain.

Being unhappy about a water bill does not qualify for the city to invoke eminent domain.
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University Professor Urges Unions to Use Violence Against Mom of Disabled Teen

March 5, 2014 | Filed Under AFSCME, Anti-Americanism, Budget, Business, Chicago, Constitution, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Free Trade, Freedom, Government, Government Corruption, Health, Illinois, Jobs, Labor Law, Liberals, Liberty, Mental Health, Progressives, Public Employees Unions, Regulation, Rights, Taxes, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

Several years ago a mother who cares for a disabled teen was shocked to discover that the Gov. of Illinois was going to force her into a union because she gets state aid to care for her son. She protested this forced unionization and the forced paying of dues that goes with it. Now a union professor is saying that unions should use violence against this woman to silence her.

Dr. Alan Singer, a Professor of Secondary Education at Hofstra University, urged unions to take “aggressive, illegal actions” saying it was “the only way” to stop people like Pam Harris from hurting the union cause of extorting business and government.

Mrs. Harris is the woman behind the Illinois lawsuit fighting state imposed unionism (Harris v. Quinn) that has made it to the U.S. Supreme Court of the United States.
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Union Thug Posts Names of Non-Union Workers at Workplace, Denies Intimidation

March 3, 2014 | Filed Under AFSCME, Anti-Americanism, Budget, Business, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Entitlements, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Jobs, Liberals, Michigan, Progressives, Public Employees Unions, Regulation, Right To Work, Rights, Taxes, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

A union thug in Michigan was wide-eyed with faux shock when he was told that publicly posting the names of workers who opted out of the union was viewed as an intimidation tactic.

Union thug Lawrence Roehrig, international vice president of AFSCME and secretary treasurer of Michigan AFSCME Council 25 (that is a government worker’s union, folks) defended the practice of outing the workers who opted out of the union under Michigan’s new right to work rules saying that it was just a way to educate workers.

In the same way a business owner is paying for “protection” when a mobster demands payment to make sure nothing “happens” to them, thug Roehrig said, “You’re not harassing them. It gives you an indication of who’s paying and who isn’t.”
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The Convicted Terrorist Obama Hired as Navigator in Illinois

February 28, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Christianity, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Entitlements, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Health, Illinois, Insurance, Islam, Islamofascism, Jihad, Jobs, Jordan, Koran, Liberals, Obamacare, President, Progressives, Religion, Sharia, Taxes, Terrorism, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

A woman convicted of being involved in a deadly terrorist bombing was hired by Obama to be an Obamacare “navigator” in Illinois.

Rasmieh Yousef Odeh, a terrorist from Jordan, was convicted in Israel for her part in several bombings including one from way back in 1969 that killed two students in a grocery store.

Despite her murderous past, the Illinois Department of Insurance hired this killer Muslim as an Obamacare “navigator” to push the President’s odious healthcare take over onto citizens in that state.

So, Obama had a terrorist pushing his Obamacare law on citizens in his own home state.

Great work if you can get it.
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Obama Sues to Allow Illinois Muslims to Skip Work W/O Being Fired

February 28, 2014 | Filed Under 1st Amendment, Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Business, Capitalism, Christianity, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, DOJ, Entitlements, Ethics, Freedom, Government, Government Corruption, Islam, Jobs, Koran, Law, Liberals, Liberty, President, Progressives, Regulation, Religion, Rights, Sharia, The Law, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

So, according to the Obama administration, if you are a Muslim in Illinois who signed a contract to work for a company, but you find that you just don’t want to do something your boss tells you to do, why, you just don’t have to do it. Oh, and if you are fired for refusing to do the work you contracted to do, why, Obama will sue your employer for you.

This is what has happened in the Land Of Lincoln with the US Government vs the Star Transport trucking company. A couple of Muslims signed a contract to work for a trucking company, a contract that says that drivers will take any load that a company administrator assigns and will deliver that payload. Period. The terms of employment are known ahead of time among all employees.

But a couple of Muslims for Star Transport found out that their boss was going to ask them to transport a load of alcohol–a job that everyone knows the company has–and these Muslims refused to take the load because: religion.
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