Nanny Bloomberg smacked down again — by appeals court

Appeals court upholds ruling striking down NYC’s large soda ban New York’s nanny mayor takes another hit for overstepping his executive authority: New York City’s plan to ban large sugary drinks from restaurants and other eateries was an illegal overreach … Continue reading

In case you have any doubt…

that young women in America are bat shit nuts…Poll: 78 Percent of Young Women Approve of Weiner If young women are this creepy I’m glad to be old. Hey, you airheads, he’s dropped to 4th place in the New York … Continue reading

Ice Hockey arena to be built in Detroit at cost of $450 Million — George Will on Anthony Weiner

The city is going to put up the first $495 million. Story here. George Will on Anthony Weiner: “This is what New York liberalism coughs up?” “Animal neediness” Somerset Maugham in The Razor’s Edge: In my case sexual indulgence was … Continue reading

The ultimate test of whether red-light cameras are for safety or revenue

In California, Assembly Bill 612 which would add 1.0 second to the duration of the yellow lights at intersections equipped with red-light cameras. This approach has proven to be an extremely effective way to increase intersection safety, reducing accidents by … Continue reading

Drink coffee so you won’t commit suicide

Coffee reduces suicide rate Drinking several cups of coffee daily appears to reduce the risk of suicide in men and women by about 50 percent, according to a new study by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). The study was published … Continue reading

Chris Christie goes full RINO — Attacks Rand Paul for being “dangerously” libertarian — UPDATED

Chris Christie at the Republican governors’ event in Colorado: “I just want us to be really cautious, because this strain of libertarianism that’s going through both parties right now and making big headlines, I think, is a very dangerous thought. … Continue reading

This day in history

On this day in 1948 President Harry S Truman signed an executive order de-segregating the U.S. Military.  There had been Black fighting units since the Civil War but they were all Black units segregated from other units.  The Tuskegee Airmen, … Continue reading

The “medical marijuana” charade

If you’re skeptical of the whole idea that smoking marijuana has medical benefits under any circumstances, if you believe as do I that marijuana has a high potential for abuse and no recognized medical purpose (if it did smoking it … Continue reading

Michigan’s “Stand Your Ground” law is doing good work for Detroit’s future

Given the dysfunction of the Detroit police department, Detroit’s future will benefit from Michigan’s stand your ground law.  This is a great column by Liz Peek at the Fiscal Times, which is a left leaning publication making it all the … Continue reading