Monday, April 14, 2014

Give as good as you get, GOP...

Why don't the Republicans in the Senate fight back. Like, ever?

I mean, Harry Reid is bashing the Koch brothers with an almost Turret's-like cadence, on the Senate floor, on the record. Because they are rich, and disagree with his liberal policies, they are tarred as being unAmerican.

So why don't the Republican senators give as good as they get?

Every time Reid does one of his Koch brothers bashing sessions, a Republican should get up and point out the hypocrisy on display. Reid never seems to have a problem with billionaires making enormous donations to liberal or Democrat causes. Billionaires like James Simmons (hedge fund manager - wait, isn't Wall Street evil?), Irwin Jacobs (computers), John Stryker (inherited his money), George Soros (a legal immigrant - how dare he follow the law!), David Shaw (hedge funds again), James Crown (investments), Marc Lasry (hedge funds yet again), etc.?

Reid is out to intimidate wealthy donors from donating to the GOP and conservative/libertarian causes. Let's see what the left does when given a dose of its own medicine.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Obama, Russia, and the ongoing nuclear threat

From Russian state TV, our staunch partners in peace.
At today's news conference in The Hague, President Obama said the following:
"Russia's actions are a problem. They don't pose the number one national security threat to the United States. I continue to be much more concerned when it comes to our security with the prospect of a nuclear weapon going off in Manhattan."
Perhaps he is forgetting what happened just a week or two ago, when Russian state television made the point that Russia is:
"...the only country in the world capable of turning the USA into radioactive dust."
Obama just doesn't understand that a suitcase nuke isn't the only way a nuclear weapon could go off in Manhattan. If he did, he'd be a much more ardent backer of missile defense, not only for his precious Manhattan, but also for our NATO allies.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Pro-choice morons

The First Amendment guarantees
me the right to tear down signs I
disagree with, right?
Okay. I am myself in favor of abortion rights (hell, I'm in favor of a lot more than that when it comes to reproductive science, but that's neither here nor there). But this is completely beyond the pale and these knuckleheads should be prosecuted to the fullest extend of the law. You can't go around stealing private property and assaulting people, just because you disagree with what they're saying.

"They're shaming people" is not an excuse to shut down speech. Ever. If you're not doing anything wrong, there can, by definition, be no shame. 

Obama threatens to veto law requiring him to obey the law

It's like a headline from "The Onion".

Of course, the Democrats are going to be mighty pissed off once there's a President Cruz, or Paul, or anyone else with an R after his name in the White House. Obama is blazing a whole new trail, and they're dreaming if they think it's magically closing up behind him.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

The Hon. Dan Hannan at CPAC

I've heard this guy on the radio many times. He's a terrific speaker. Makes an excellent point about the centrality of the English-speaking world in the formulation of modern values of liberty ("the folk-right of Anglo-Saxon common law"... wonderful turn of phrase), and the global consequences of US elections. So well worth the 12 minutes.

Monday, February 10, 2014

An Imperial Edict

Let the Word Go Forth: His Imperial Majesty hath decreed that the law passed by His Most Loyal Congress shall be delayed for yet another year, that the elections previously announced and scheduled not be interfered-with by the impact of said legislation upon the peasantry.

In his infinite wisdom and compassion, His Imperial Majesty wishes to make it plain that none shall be harmed by the impact of His signature law, until such time as the party whom He favors is not in danger of being harmed thereby.