Archive for June 2011

Democrats Claim Voter ID Laws Are “Jim Crow”

Democrats have never been embarrassed by their regular harangues of audacious chutzpah but their latest invective that voter ID laws are an attempt by Republicans to drag the country back to Jim Crow is too cute, and too asinine. DNC Chairman and Member of Congress Debbie Blabbermouth Shultz has made that claim. The Yiddish word…

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Texas To Feds — Take Your Light Bulb Ban and Shove It

The Federal light bulb ban is just the sort on niggling interference into every nook and cranny of private life that people find oppressive about bloated government and busybody politicians. Texas is fighting back against the Federal ban on incandescent light bulbs that will go into effect after next December. The Texas legislature has passed…

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Quote of the Day

These are quotes for any day… Texas Governor Rick Perry to a friendly crowd in New Orleans, Stop apologizing [for trying to overturn] the entitlement mindset. Stand up and be counted. Our opponents on the left are never going to like us, so let’s stop trying to curry favor with them. Roger Kimball on that…

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Iceland Wins The Bank Bailout Scheme — By Default

Trying to convince anyone that the bank bailout was a dumb idea, that it would have been better and wiser to have let the stricken banks fail, is a doubtful undertaking. The accepted wisdom is that they were “too big to fail” or “we could not have let those banks collapse.” Reasoned explanations are seldom…

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Earth may be headed into a mini Ice Age within a decade

Physicists say sunspot cycle is “going into hibernation.” What may be the science story of the century is breaking this evening, as heavyweight US solar physicists announce that the Sun appears to be headed into a lengthy spell of low activity, which could mean that the Earth – far from facing a global warming problem…

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The Conversion of David Mamet

Rush Limbaugh interviewed David Mamet on his radio show for about 30 minutes. Hugh Hewitt had Mamet on his radio show for 2 hours. Having listened to both interviews with great interest I will certainly read this book. In fact, I already found a quote from it that is priceless. On page 52: Our politicians,…

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Headline of the Week

Several years ago in Colorado Carlos Lucero and Nancy Dick were running for lieutenant governor and were vying for the top slot on the ballot. When it was determined that Lucero’s name would be first on the ballot and Nancy Dick’s name would appear below, some newspaper in Southern Colorado wrote a story with the…

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Light Bulb Ban Update — Broken Promises

Fred Upton’s Broken Light Bulb Promise Another Example of the Failure of Republican Leadership Michael Patrick Leahy, from Voices of the Tea Party: Late last year, Republican Congressman Fred Upton, who co-sponsored the infamous ban on the current generation of inexpensive incandescent light bulbs included in the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act, was desperate…

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Denver Cop Shoots Self in the Can

Actually he shot himself in the hand. He was in the can at the time. That is, he was in his master bathroom testing a handgun to replace one that had earlier malfunctioned at the shooting range. He was dry firing the pistol but then inserted a magazine. I guess he forgot he had loaded…

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