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Now Destroying Unions is the Same as Reforming Government

July 8, 2014 | Filed Under Budget, Business, Capitalism, Communism, Congress, Conservatives, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Free Speech, Free Trade, Freedom, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, House of Representatives, Jobs, Labor Law, Liberals, Nanny State, Pensions, President, Progressives, Public Employees Unions, Regulation, Republicans, Senate, Taxes, Teachers Unions, The Law, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

Years ago folks that stood against unions always had that one obstacle of “private” concerns in the way of urging people away from unionism. But today, with most unions being tied directly to government, now fighting unions is an act of beneficial government reform.

Once upon a time, the biggest hurdle for those arguing against unionism was the simple truth–and it was a truth–that unions and businesses were private concerns and if the two entities agreed to co-exist, who was an anti-union activist to say anything against the arrangement?

This is a simple, logical question that always made anti-union activists look like meddling outsiders. And the truth is, no matter how right they were that unionism is a bad idea for everyone, they were meddlers!

But today we have a far different situation for those who stand against unions. Since 1959 when unions were first allowed to organize government workers unions have slowly encroached into nearly every aspect of government causing spending to soar, bloating pensions beyond belief, and destroying the efficiency of government.
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Professor Jedediah Purdy Wants You Forced to Follow His Religion

July 7, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Business, Cap and Trade, Capitalism, Climate Change, Communism, Constitution, Democracy, Democrats/Leftists, Education, Elections, Environment, Ethics, Free Speech, Freedom, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, Jobs, Journalism, Keynesian, Law, Liberals, Liberty, Media, Media Bias, Nanny State, Politico, President, Progressives, Public School, Regulation, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

Professor Jedediah Purdy of Duke University Law School feels that you are not thinking right and therefore he wants you forced through “conflict” to accept his religion.

I assure you that this wouldn’t be his interpretation of the under girding of the essay he disgorged at Politico last week, but that is exactly what he is advocating nonetheless because his entire recipe for fixing our political culture is built on a religious-like belief in shadowy crises that he feels are besetting the country.

In fact, even as he pretended to be offering a “fix” for our political gridlock, he offered no proof whatsoever that the problems he thinks we face are based in fact. His entire piece was based on bald-faced assumption, all are forces taken as a given with not a single word to actually prove that his perceptions were real problems, the sort we should engage in “real” conflict to resolve.

Sadly, the essential lie-stiffened backbone upon which he hung the skeleton of his argument is what passes for “deep thought” at our fetid universities these days.
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Illinois Worst in Midwest for Private Sector Job Creation

July 3, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Chicago, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Jobs, Liberals, Michael Madigan, Pat Quinn, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston


I have been chronicling all the major failures of the once great state of Illinois and this week we have yet another one. A new tabulation of private sector job creation finds that Illinois created a dismal 500 non-government jobs in 2013 making it the single worst state in the Midwest and almost the worst in the country (again).

The Illinois Policy Institute put out its jobs report card recently and found Illinois to be one of the worst of the worst. It was the worst of the Midwestern region and the second worst in the whole country.
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Obama’s Buttinski Trademark Board Hadn’t Received ONE Complaint About Redskins Name

July 3, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Capitalism, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Liberals, President, Progressives, Regulation, Sports, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

Obama’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board which last month jumped into the debate about the evils of the football team’s name and summarily declared the name “Redskins” to be “offensive” has now admitted that there was no cause for its actions.

This shows how Obama’s government is a left-wing, activist government that does not respond to we, the people, but actively looks for ways to tear down this country and remake it in their lord’s image. We now find out that when the buttinski trademark board that illicitly ruled that the Redskins name is somehow “illegal” didn’t have a single complaint from the public before the department made its activist ruling.
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With Thad Cochran it’s Time to Think Long Term About Destroying the GOP

June 26, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Conservatives, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Elections, Ethics, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, Jobs, Liberals, Mississippi, Progressives, Republicans, Senate, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

The tea party movement is often accused of not thinking long term. In many cases this is probably a true accusation because most tea partiers think an election is a goal in and of itself. But with the underhanded, anti-conservative, un-American tactics of the GOP establishment that gave Thad Cochran a primary win in Mississippi, it is obviously time for the tea party to start planning the destruction of the GOP establishment.

Thad Cochran and his patrons allied with former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour did not run an honorable campaign. In the waning days of their campaign it was their strategy to lie about conservatives, throw the race card and scare vulnerable black voters with tales that the KKK would swoop down upon them if Cochran’s tea party opponent won the primary, dole out cash to voters for their vote, and tell them Cochran would increase free food stamps for them if they crossed over and voted in the GOP primary.

In short Haley Barbour and the senile Cochran perpetrated every low down, Democrat-styled trick to destroy a true conservative candidate just so they could remain in power. These so-called Republicans purposefully disenfranchised tens of thousands of Republican voters.
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SCOTUS Unanimously Slaps Down Obama on Recess Appointments

June 26, 2014 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Business, Capitalism, Constitution, Courts, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Elections, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Jobs, Judges, Law, Liberals, NLRB, President, Progressives, Regulation, Senate, Supreme Court, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston


This one is pretty amazing. The US Supreme Court has delivered a unanimous slap to the President saying that his recess appointments were illicit. Even the court’s liberals said Obama was wrong on this.

If you are out of the loop, here is what happened: Obama wanted to make some extremely partisan appointments to the National Labor Relations board (NLRB) so that he could deliver even more pro union decisions in the disputes between labor and businesses that the NLRB is set up to adjudicate.

The U.S. Senate did not like his choices because the folks Obama wanted to appoint were obvious union shills that would further erode the NLRB’s status as an unbiased arbitrator between labor unions and the business sector (as it is supposed to be).
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Illinois One of the Worst GDP Growth in Entire Midwest

June 25, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Chicago, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Free Trade, Government, Government Corruption, House of Representatives, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Jobs, Liberals, Michael Madigan, Nanny State, Pat Quinn, Progressives, Senate, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

Illinois has earned its spot as the state with the worst GDP in the entire Midwest. So, once again we find that Illinois turns out to be one of the worst states in the country for nearly any and every metric that makes a successful state.

Michael Lucci of the Illinois Policy Institute pointed out in a recent blog post that Illinois ranks only above Missouri as the worst for GDP growth among the 12 Midwestern states in the survey.

“Illinois recorded the second-worst growth in gross domestic product of any state in the Midwest,” Lucci wrote, “according to this week’s release from the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The Illinois economy grew by just 0.9 percent in 2013. Only Missouri grew slower, at a sluggish 0.8 percent.”
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Obama Administration Apologizing for ‘Miscues’ Over Immigrant Kids

June 24, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Central America, Congress, Constitution, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Immigration/Immigrants, Jobs, Law, Liberals, Mexico, President, Progressives, South America, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

At a town hall-styled meeting held at St Paul’s College in Lawrenceville, Virginia, members of the Obama administration were forced to apologize for not informing local residents that they intended to warehouse hundreds of illegal immigrants in the community.

Officials at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services had made plans to ship hundreds of illegal immigrants to the small farming community from facilities overflowing with illegal aliens in the south and southwest. But officials made no effort to discuss the issue with local residents ahead of time.

The town hall was called when residents found out about the government’s plans.
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Red Skinner: Obama Again Using ‘Regulation’ As A Weapon Against America

June 19, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Business, Capitalism, Civil Rights, Constitution, Copyright, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Free Speech, Free Trade, Freedom, Government, Government Corruption, Jobs, Law, Liberals, Liberty, President, Progressives, Regulation, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

Barack Obama has become an expert at using his powers to regulate as a weapon to destroy Americans he doesn’t like. Just as he attempted to use the IRS to destroy conservatives, as he’s used the EPA to destroy our energy sector, as he used Obamacare to eliminate freedom of religion, Obama and his thuggish administration has now attempted to force a football team to stop using a name Obama doesn’t like.

On Wednesday Obama’s U.S. Patent and Trademark Office summarily eliminated the trademark protection for the Washington Redskins’ name and it was done purely for political reasons, not legal reasons.

Obama’s lackeys told the NFL team that their name was ‘disparaging” to native Americans and so the government canceled six federal trademarks for the team.
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The University of Chicago Needs Some Occupy Wall Street

June 17, 2014 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Chicago, Crony Capitalism, Democrats/Leftists, Education, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Illinois, Jobs, Liberals, President, Progressives, Public School, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

If you’ll recall, the brief but noisy Occupy Wall street movement was all about protesting the “One Percent,” those evil rich folks that apparently return nothing to the nation. Well a look at the compensation of those at the University of Chicago in President Obama’s home city shows that the Occupy folks were protesting the wrong people! It looks like the one percent reside at the UofC.

A very in depth article by David Francis Mihalyfy reveals what he calls a university mired in outsized compensation “hidden by a PR machine, funded by growing tuition and debt, and allocated despite questionable job performance”

Mihalyfy serves up this damning assessment of the university in Obama’s Chicago:
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Illinois Ranks as ‘Worst’ For Small Businesses

June 16, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Business, California, Capitalism, Connecticut, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Free Trade, Government, Government Corruption, Idaho, Illinois, Jobs, Liberals, Louisiana, New York, Progressives, Rhode Island, Taxes, Unemployment, Utah, Virginia, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

Once again Illinois and California are neck-and-neck in the calculations for the worst of the worst U.S. states, this time in a measure of how friendly the states are for the growth of small businesses.

Earlier this month thumbtack.com released its third annual survey of the climate for small businesses exploring such ratings as the overall friendliness of the state to small businesses, the ease of starting a business, regulations, ease of hiring new employees, taxes, and other criteria.

The poll was conducted among over 12,000 small business owners across the country.

The survey, held in conjunction with the Kauffman Foundation, found that the worst states for small businesses were California, Rhode Island and Illinois, all of which got a Thumbtack “F” rating. The next worst were Connecticut and New Jersey, both of which received a “D” grading.

Illinois has descended in its rating each of the three years that the survey has been conducted having earned a “D+” in 2012, a “D” in 2013, and an “F” in 2014.
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In Memorial: Illinois’ Conservative Giant Jack Roeser

June 13, 2014 | Filed Under Budget, Business, Capitalism, Conservatives, Education, Elections, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, Illinois, Jobs, Public School, Republicans, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

I have been made aware that the great Jack Roeser passed away last night. This is a great loss to conservatism in Illinois, but Jack was in his 90s and in delicate health, so it isn’t a surprise, sadly.

Mr. Roeser was very generous with the fortune he built from the ground up as owner of Otto Engineering, a high tech firm located in Carpentersville, Illinois.

Roser was a hard charging conservative and often made folks both left and right mad at him for his choices of causes and candidates, but he was also unapologetic and fearless. In this day and age when people are always mewling and apologizing for their actions, you have to admire a real adult like Roeser making his choices and sticking with them regardless of the “consequences.”
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Now Obama Is Coming for Your Cigars, America

June 6, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Business, Capitalism, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Free Trade, Freedom, Government, Government Corruption, Jobs, Law, Liberals, Liberty, Progressives, Regulation, Taxes, The Law, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

Obama’s Food and Drug Administration is targeting your cigars, America, and if you are a cigar lover you’d better pay attention because if Obama gets his way costs will soar.

The USFDA is proposing a whole slew of new regulations changing the way the government treats cigars, one if which is to outlaw cigar sales over the Internet.

There are some other onerous and downright absurd regulations being proposed, too.

In one case, Obama plans to make it illegal to have walk-in humidors at your local cigar shop.
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Google VP Publicly Flogs Own Company for Lack of Diversity

June 3, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Business, Capitalism, Computers, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Education, Ethics, Google, Inernet, Jobs, Liberals, New Media, Progressives, Public School, San Francisco, Technology, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

Laszlo Bock, Senior Vice President, People Operations, has publicly spoken out about the “lack of diversity” among Google employees. Despite Google’s far left-wing company culture, he is apologetic and wants users to know that there are reasons that Google isn’t “diverse” enough.

The reliably left-wing Google has for years tried to hide its astonishing lack of diversity from public view, but has apparently decided to come clean.

In a May 28 Google blog post Bock finally made to lift the veil of secrecy in which Google had enshrouded its employment statistics and revealed that the company is mostly white and mostly male.
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Hey, Criminals, Didja Know Sonic, Chipotle, & Chilli’s Won’t Allow Guns? So, Open Season, Right?

May 31, 2014 | Filed Under 2nd Amendment, Anti-Americanism, Business, Capitalism, Concealed Carry, Constitution, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Guns, Liberals, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

It’s all the rage, all of a sudden, for national restaurant chains to start posting little, powerless stickers on their doors in the attempt to tell law-abiding, legal gun owners that their business is not welcome there. But it is also a new rage for criminals to repeatedly rob those same stores because they now know that no one inside will be armed. Imagine that.

Lately several restaurants have made news by claiming to have banned guns inside their stories. Buffalo Wild Wings, Chipotle, Sonic, Chilli’s and Starbucks are all claiming they have banned legal gun owners form doing business with them.

Take the Sonic fast food chain, for instance. This month the Sonic corporate heads got their tiny little minds together and announced that all Sonic customers will henceforth be unarmed. Consequently, the very day the company made this grand announcement, one of its locations was robbed.

The attack happened in Topeka, Kansas, only a few hours after Sonic made its cute little announcement that firearms were banned within and around their restaurants.
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Obama Admits Government is a Failure? VA Allows Vets to Get Private Care!

May 28, 2014 | Filed Under Air Force, Anti-Americanism, Army, Barack Obama, Business, Capitalism, Coast Guard, Congress, Constitution, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Health, Liberals, Marines, Military, National Guard, Navy, Obamacare, President, Progressives, Regulation, Taxes, Transparency, Veterans, Veterans Administration, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

After several weeks of scandalous failure to provide timely healthcare to our military veterans, some dying waiting for care that would never come, the Veteran’s Administration has now decided to allow veterans to pursue more private healthcare options to improve their treatment. But isn’t government turning to the private sector in stark contrast to the theme of the age of Obama, one that holds that private business “didn’t build that” and that we need to further empower government?

On May 24, the Associated Press reported that VA chief Eric Shinseki has announced a new plan for VA hospitals and healthcare providers to work more with private doctors. Shinseki told the press that the VA is “increasing the care we acquire in the community through non-VA care.”

Shinseki makes this concession as 26 VA facilities thus far have come under investigation for forcing sick veterans to wait for months to receive medical care. Up to 40 or more veterans died waiting for care on these lists.
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Eric Holder Tells Graduates to Forget Sterling, Voter ID a Bigger Threat

May 25, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Constitution, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Education, Eric Holder, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Liberals, Maryland, President, Progressives, Public School, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder told graduates in Maryland that they should ignore “hateful rants” like that from Clippers owner Donald Sterling. Holder said that voter ID and “zero tolerance” policies in schools are worse on minorities than anything Sterling could have done.

Speaking before 850 graduates at Baltimore’s Morgan State University on Saturday, May 17, Holder warned students not to get caught up in the hype of “intolerant public statements,” but to be more worried about the racism inherent in the U.S.A.

“…policies that disenfranchise specific groups are more pernicious than hateful rants,” Holder told the students.

Holder’s commencement address comes amid a flurry of cancellations by other speakers who were protested by students across the country. Actions that one New Republic writer saidis an example of how “The rise of liberal intolerance [that] is ruining debate on college campuses.”
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Could India Be On The Verge of a Major Shift Toward Capitalism?

May 17, 2014 | Filed Under Business, Capitalism, China, Democracy, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Financial Reform, Government Corruption, India, Jobs, Pakistan, Rights, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Of all the countries in the world that have the potential to become one of the world’s next great superpowers, India is a nation poised to take that step. While there is an awful lot holding that giant nation back, their latest election just might be the next step to a more secure, prosperous future.

This possible new step was the election of a pro business party to govern the nation. For some time India has been controlled by the Congress Party, a very corrupt and typically socialist-styled political party that has done little to bring growth to the country. But the Congress Party has fallen and in a big way.

This week the BJP (the Bharatiya Janata Party) has won a shocking landslide election booting the Congress Party entirely out of power.

Headed by Prime Minister-Elect Narendra Modi, the BJP is a very pro-business and pro-modernity party. Modi has already created India’s version of Texas with his governorship of the Gujarat state, the most prosperous area of India and now he is poised to try and bring that level of success to the whole country.
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Bankrupt Illinois Spent $12 Million on Medicaid for Dead People

May 15, 2014 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Chicago, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Health, Illinois, Jobs, Liberals, Medicaid, Medicare, Obamacare, Pat Quinn, President, Progressives, Regulation, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Illinois is constantly at the bottom in every metric that measures our most successful states. It is perennially either the 48th, 49th, or 50th worst state in every category. And now we learn that the state is spending up to $12 million a year that it doesn’t have on Medicaid for people who are dead! Can this state become more of a joke?

The Associated Press recently filed a Freedom of Information Act request and uncovered a disturbing memo from the Illinois state auditor.

“State auditors identified overpayments for services to roughly 2,900 people after the date of their deaths,” the AP wrote.

This was more evidence that Obama’s claims that Democrats are fixing the Medicaid enrollment system is a failure.
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Vet. Admin Outrage is Harbinger of Obamacare

May 14, 2014 | Filed Under Air Force, Anti-Americanism, Army, Barack Obama, Budget, Capitalism, Coast Guard, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Health, Insurance, Liberals, Marines, Military, Navy, Obamacare, President, Progressives, Rights, Taxes, Veterans, Veterans Administration, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

The scandal at the Veteran’s Administration (VA) is growing every week. As each new VA hospital is revealed to have made sick veterans wait so long for care that many died while waiting, and then subsequently covered up the truth, we all must come to grips with the fact that this is Obamacare writ large.

If you hadn’t been paying attention to how badly Obama’s government healthcare system is treating our elderly and sick veterans, you should. Because with Obamacare this sort of criminal behavior is coming to you and your sick relatives whether you served in the military or not.

Essentially what has been happening is that employees, doctors, nurses, and other healthcare pros at the VA have been allowing themselves to have grueling four-hour work days while wait times for their services have naturally been growing exponentially–after all there are fewer hours in a day that patients can be served if the docs and nurses only work four hours a day!

The cover up is the secondary part of this scandal. The newest report at CBS has only the latest example of this disgusting state of affairs.
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Environmental Shakedown Through Bastardized Application of Science, Policy and Education

May 12, 2014 | Filed Under Animals, Anti-Americanism, Budget, Business, California, Capitalism, Climate Change, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Education, Environment, Ethics, Government Corruption, Jobs, Liberals, Progressives, Taxes | Comments Off

-By Marita Noon

Over a three-year period, 2009-2012, Department of Justice data shows American taxpayers footed the bill for more than $53 million in so-called environmental groups’ legal fees–and the actual number could be much higher. The real motivation behind the Endangered Species Act (ESA) litigation, perhaps, could have more to do with vengeance and penance than with a real desire to protect flora and fauna.

On May 7, I spoke at the Four Corners Oil and Gas Conference in Farmington, New Mexico. During the two-day event, I sat in on many of the other sessions and had conversations with dozens of attendees. I left the event with the distinct impression that the current implementation of the ESA is a major impediment to the economic growth, tax revenue, and job creation that comes with oil-and-gas development. I have written on ESA issues many times, most recently I wrote about the lesser prairie chicken’s proposed “threatened” listing (which the Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS] listed on March 27) and the Oklahoma Attorney General’s lawsuit against the federal government over the “sue and settle” tactics of FWS and the Department of the Interior.

While at the conference, I received an email announcing that FWS has asked a federal court for a six-month delay in making a final determination on whether to list the Gunnison sage grouse as an endangered species–moving the decision past the November elections. Up for re-election, Senator Mark Udall (D-CO) “cheered” the extension request. The E & E report states: Colorado elected leaders “fear the listing could have significant economic impacts.”
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Pope Francis: The Catholics’ Commie Pope Problem is Growing

May 9, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Bible, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Catholicism, Christianity, Communism, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Jobs, Liberals, Progressives, Redistricting, Religion, Socialism, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

With his third major address infused with socialist buzzwords, it seems to be official. Pope Francis is the first Commie Pope. And this is a big problem for the Catholic Church and they’d better get a handle on it.

First of all it is disgusting that any member of the cloth would advocate for communism like this Pope seems to be doing. Communism and its sister ideologies socialism and Nazism are responsible for the deaths of more humans than anything man has ever done. Yes, even more than religion–In fact, more than all religions combined. If you are in favor of communism/socialism/Naziism (and there is no material difference between them), then you are an apologist for mass murder. It really is just that simple.

Now, the Catholic Church has enough of a bad history instigating mass murder, so glomming onto communism is not a good PR move.
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Transparency a Must to Protect Our Ecosystem

May 6, 2014 | Filed Under Animal Rights, Animals, Anti-Americanism, Budget, Business, California, Capitalism, Climate Change, Communism, Courts, Democrats/Leftists, Environment, Ethics, Freedom, Government Corruption, Jobs, Liberals, Liberty, Progressives, Regulation, Socialism, Taxes, The Law, Trial Lawyers, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

April brought us Earth Day and with it at focus on both our ecosystem and those that claim it is their highest interest to protect the same. With reflection, though, we have to wonder if these self-appointed guardians of our environment are really just foxes guarding the henhouse succumbing to the temptation of power and money, even as they demonize those “greedy” corporate interests, they oppose. In many cases we may discover that these supposed “non-profits” are anything but.

A recent article–one of many on this theme–shows that even the so-called mainstream environmental groups like the Sierra Club are becoming targets of ridicule and derision from a brash new breed of environmental activist. It brings to mind the old adage that there is no honor among thieves.

Armed with money from deep-pocketed, left-wing donors have loosed an army of idealistic shock troops. With social media marketing skills and lawyers on staff, these organizations have perfected the art of adeptly (and legally, I might add) picking the public’s pocket while bragging about it. It is, as Forbes magazine says, a costly game of “sue and settle.” Worse, there is collusion going on between these environmental groups and the federal government.
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Fox Business Network Nabs 50-Minute Interview With Buffett, Gates, Munger

May 2, 2014 | Filed Under Budget, Business, Cable, Capitalism, Fox Business Network, Free Trade, Jobs, Journalism, Media, Media Bias, TV | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Fox Business Network has an upcoming show that sounds pretty interesting for those keeping tabs on business news. FBN has nabbed a 50-minute-long interview with business titans Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger to be aired on Monday, May 5 at 9:30 AM, Eastern.

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business will also participate in this event.

The interview will be conducted by FBN’s Liz Claman and will air commercial free for a 50-minute, no holds barred interview.

Claman will interview Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway Vice Chairman Charles Munger and Microsoft Founder and Technology Advisor Bill Gates in an exclusive sit-down following the Berkshire Hathaway shareholder meeting. In addition, Claman will be taking questions from three business schools as well as from Twitter.

Schools participating will be The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, NYU Stern School of Business, and the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.

Where: FOX Business Network (FBN) on your cable provider channel
When: Monday, May 5th, 2014; 9:30-10:20 AM/ET
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Under Obamacare, Healthcare Costs Soar & Obama’s $40 Million Vacation Tab

April 30, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Entitlements, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Health, Insurance, Jobs, Liberals, Nanny State, Obamacare, President, Progressives, Senate, Stimulus, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Remember how our liar in chief said that under his all powerful Obamacare law medical costs would go down? That apparently was the next lie of the year after his lie that we could all keep our doctors and insurance if we liked it as spending on healthcare exploded in the first Obamacare quarter and it’s now higher than ever.

The Bureau of Economic Analysis has released a new report that shows that healthcare spending grew 9.9 percent as Obamacare takes effect.

“It’s the biggest percent change in health-care spending since 1980, when health-care spending jumped 10% in the third quarter,” Business Insider reports. “Analysts said it’s primarily due to a consumption boost from the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Adjusted for inflation, America is spending more on health care than ever before.”

Meanwhile the price of fixing the catastrophically failed Obamacare website has passed $121 million tax dollars.

“There doesn’t seem to be a light at the end of the tunnel for Obamacare website expenses,” said Rep. Darrell E. Issa (R, CA), House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman.
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Obama Forcing the Closure of Fast Food Outlets on Military Bases

April 29, 2014 | Filed Under Air Force, Anti-Americanism, Army, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Government Corruption, Jobs, Liberals, Marines, Military, Minimum Wage, Navy, President, Progressives, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Four restaurants, three of which are McDonald’s, have closed down on several military bases and a host of other outlets, like Pizza Huts, are also saying they will soon be closing their shops. These closures will seriously damage the quality of life for our soldiers on our military bases and it is all thanks to Barack Obama.

The shocking report from the Military Times has several Republican lawmakers alarmed that the quality of life on our military bases will be diminished thanks to Obama’s meddling.

According the MT, several other contractors who operate restaurants and other small businesses on military bases “have asked to be released from their Army and Air Force Exchange Service contracts to operate fast food restaurants at two other installations.”
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Francis: Our Commie Pope

April 28, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Business, Capitalism, Catholicism, Christianity, Communism, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Government, Government Corruption, Italy, Liberals, Progressives, Religion, Socialism, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Last year Pope Francis stirred passions on both sides of the political aisle with a major statement that seemed to show that he was an anti-capitalist commie. And while for weeks afterward he and his spokesmen denied the characterization of a commie pope, we may now have yet another example of Pope Francis going red with a new message on the Papal Twitter feed.

On April 28, the Papal Twitter account had this message: “Inequality is the root of social evil.”

This is pure communist pap. This buzzword of “inequality” is free of both substance and truth.
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Obama Gives IRS, Obamacare Employees BIG Raises While Americans Lose Jobs

April 23, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Capitalism, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Health, IRS, Jobs, Liberals, Obamacare, President, Progressives, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

So, if you work for a federal agency that engages in illicit attacks on political opponents in obvious violation of the spirit of the U.S. Constitution or you work for the agency responsible for the disastrous rollout of the President’s take over of our national healthcare system, what do you get? Fired? A cut in pay? A stern letter of rebuke, even? Nope in Obamaland you get BIG raises!

Employees at both the IRS and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have been awarded huge raises driving up the payroll costs to the two departments by multiple millions of dollars. This despite the massive failures and crimes committed by these people.

In the case of the Obamacare workers, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is the department directly responsible for implementing the failed Obamacare system. Yet, despite months of failures and despite that the website still doesn’t work right, Obama was happy to give all his CMS folks big raises.
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Lawless Seattle Democrats Make to Steal Woman’s Business

April 21, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Free Trade, Government, Government Corruption, Liberals, Progressives, Socialism, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston, Washington | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

The city council of Seattle saw a pay-to-park lot owned by a private landowner and businesswoman and collectively thought to itself, “ya know, it would be nice to have the income from that parking lot for our own.” And so, in the typically lawless way that Democrats operate, the city council sent the woman a note telling her that they have decided that she must hand over the land to them so that they can make the money off the parking lot instead of her. The land owner, though, saw no reason to comply, and oddly enough and a court fight ensued.

Not long ago, the city of Seattle enviously eyed the land owned by Spokane resident Myrtle Woldson dreaming its greedy little dream that the income she derived from the pay-to-park business she had on that land was theirs.

So, they asked Mrs. Woldson if she would sell them the land. But the then 103-year-old businesswoman decided that she wasn’t at all interested in selling her lot.
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Eric Khon Slams Rich Miller as Anti-Capitalist

April 18, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Chicago, Crony Capitalism, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Liberals, Progressives, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Eric Kohn over at Illinois Mirror has a great piece that highlights the main difference between real capitalism and the sort of crony capitalism (which isn’t capitalism at all) that the left so dearly loves.

Rich Miller is a liberal who runs a well-trafficked website on Illinois politics called Capitol Fax. While he is certainly a Democrat and fully linked into that sort of politics, his site isn’t always mere propaganda for the left–though it is filled with such. Once in a while, Miller also slams a Democrat and he has certainly reported on situations and incidents that Democrats would rather be kept quiet. So, by this I mean his site isn’t mere propaganda as once in a while he does do some actual, good, unbiased reporting, or as Rush Limbaugh calls it a “random act of journalism.”

Miller’s site is also his business. He makes a tidy living off his efforts and he deserves his success for having built a website from the ground up that has become one of the state’s biggest sources of political news. It is also notable for being a website that makes money. Thar ain’t many of them around, to be sure. So, congrats to Rich.
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