Celebrating Margaret Thatcher Upon Her Passing
8 Apr 2013 2:37 pm Warner Todd Huston
Margaret Thatcher, known as the Iron Lady–and for a reason–has passed away. Thatcher was one of the trinity of world leaders that changed the world in the 1970s and 80s.
She, along with U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II, brought conservative principles into world renown and rescued her nation from the hell of a socialist downward trend.
Sadly, both her country and ours have slid right back into the anti-modern, anti-liberty socialism Thatcher and Reagan laid low thanks to idiots like UK PM Tony Blair and our own …
Eagle-Killing, Investment-Wasting ‘Renewable’ Energy
3 Apr 2013 6:55 pm Warner Todd Huston
The “Green Energy” sector has been hit with a series of setbacks over the last few years. From a wind farm being cited for killing an endangered eagle, to solar energy’s tumble from investor favor over dismal performance, to a growing list of companies gone bankrupt even after President Obama pumped millions of our tax dollars into them, the so-called Green Energy sector has certainly seen better, more hopeful days.
In the realm of farce, a wind farm in Nevada finds itself at an unfortunate crossroads of political correctness. Even as …
Colt Firearms Threatens to Leave Connecticut Over Strict Gun Laws
26 Mar 2013 7:40 pm Warner Todd Huston
Continuing the trend of firearms related companies that have been contemplating moving their businesses out of states instituting strict gun control laws, Colt Manufacturing is now considering a move out of Connecticut after 175 years in business. This is due to the new gun bans being mulled by the state legislature and Democrat Governor Dannel Malloy.
Colt President and CEO Dennis Veilleux published an op ed in the Hartford Currant asking why it makes any sense that Colt Manufacturing stay in Connecticut.
Veilleux says that the “economic advantage” his company has brought …
Paul Krugman: Let’s Just Print More Money
3 Feb 2013 7:14 pm Warner Todd Huston
Once again liberal economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman has said that our government trillions in debt is not a problem and even intimated that we might we crank up the printing presses and print more fiat money to get us out of our bad economy.
Krugman appeared on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” program on January 30 and scoffed at Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R, WS) claim that our country is on the verge of a debt crisis.
The C-SPAN host played a clip of comments made at last week’s National Review …
“The 50 Coolest New Businesses In America”
6 Jan 2013 6:41 am Craig Newmark
I’m not sure whether it’s good news or bad news that half of them are food-and-drink related.View More...
The Communication Cliff
10 Dec 2012 12:01 am Robert Cleveland
Republicans should be less worried about the Fiscal Cliff than about their own Communication Cliff. It seems that the GOP leadership has been gripped by a great communicative ineptitude, and until they escape from its grasp, they will continue to languish in political poverty, taking blame for fake crisis after fake crisis manufactured by the Democrats for the express purpose of placing blame for our nation’s continuing economic woes at the feet of the Republican Party.
Our nation’s leaders have been focused on this Fiscal Cliff for weeks now, and it …
Norquist: Obama’s Failed Fiscal Cliff Ideas Like a ‘Seinfeld Episode Where No Learning Takes Place’
6 Dec 2012 2:34 pm Warner Todd Huston
Grover Norquist worries that Obama is like a bad episode of Seinfeld and might prove unable to learn from his past mistakes pushing us over the fiscal cliff whether we like it or not.
This is what Norquist, chief of Americans for Tax Reform — evangelist for the no-tax pledge that so many Republicans have signed — said in an intimate conversation today during which he laid out some ideas on how to push this debate back in our direction.
In a call with only a few conservative bloggers, Norquist …
AP’s False Claim That ‘Some’ Democrats Open to Entitlement Cuts
4 Dec 2012 4:05 pm Warner Todd Huston
In a November 28 article, the Associated Press tried to give cover to Democrats by insisting that they are somehow divided over cuts in entitlements to help solve the “fiscal cliff” problem. But the truth is, Democrats are united against these cuts, not divided.
In its piece headlined, “It’s Not Just Taxes: Benefit Cuts Divide Democrats,” the AP attempted to demonstrate a “division” that doesn’t exist by citing two Democrats that meekly offered to consider cuts to entitlements.
It’s not just about taxes. There’s another big obstacle to overcome as Congress and …View More...
CNBC: We’re Probably Headed to Another Recession… NOW They Tell Us?
9 Nov 2012 1:34 pm Warner Todd Huston
Two days after the election, CNBC published a dour report on the economy. Shockingly, CNBC is predicting that the U.S. economy is likely headed for another recession.
CNBC so helpfully tells us that, now that the election is behind us, the light in our economic tunnel could be a “freight train.” Gee, it sure would have been nice to know that before the election, wouldn’t it?
Slowing corporate profits, the remnants of Superstorm Sandy and the ramifications of the “fiscal cliff” in Washington are expected to result in at least two …View More...
After The Elections: Where Is America Now? It’s Dead, That’s Where
7 Nov 2012 6:21 pm Warner Todd Huston
Due to the re-election of Barack Hussein Obama, the United States is officially a failed experiment. In fact, his election in the first place in 2008 signaled the end.
Because so few of you people out there know anything about history any more, I’ll have to explain that opening line above. You see, the founders considered the United States an experiment in self-government. As Ben Franklin is said to have remarked upon leaving the first Constitutional Convention, the founders had given us a republic “if you can keep it.”
By that, …
Washington Post Jubilant at ‘Oct. Job Growth’ Then Says ‘Unemployment Rate Flat’
5 Nov 2012 5:52 pm Warner Todd Huston
Just before Election Day, the Washington Post is super excited about all that “job growth” for October. Yet the paper goes on to note that the “unemployment rate is flat.” So, which is it, Washington Post? Are we to be jubilant that there was job growth in October, or is the unemployment rate flat?
Regardless, the Post tries to have it both ways as it gives Obama cover even as it ultimately notes that there really wasn’t much improvement in jobless figures for October. In fact, the Post almost admits …
FactCheck.org: Obama’s False Jobs Creation Claims
25 Oct 2012 3:05 pm Warner Todd Huston
President Obama has lately been touting the amazing claim that he’s created 5.2 million new jobs as President. His fantastic claim is featured in a new TV. But FactCheck.org says, not so fast. Those claims are “inflated,” to say the least.
FactCheck notes that the 5.2 million claim is accurate, such as it is. But what makes it “inflated” is that the jobs number refers only to jobs created after 2010 and does not include the 4.3 million that were lost earlier in Obama’s term.
Further, according to FactCheck, Obama’s number counts …
Softening The Blow: NPR Edits Word ‘Tax’ Out of Democrat Debate Performance
20 Oct 2012 10:00 am Warner Todd Huston
Voters do not like taxes. So, National Public Radio in New Hampshire seems to have thought it would be nice to help Maggie Hassan, the Democrat candidate for Governor, by doing a little editing work to take the word “tax” out of one of her answers at a recent candidates debate. The radio folks claimed it was a “mistake,” but eliminating the word sure does tend to soften the blow of her policy ideas.
The September 19 debate featured Republican candidate Ovide Lamontagne and Democrat candidate Maggie Hassan both vying to …
The NRCC Asks What do YOU Want to Tell Nancy Pelosi
20 Oct 2012 7:00 am Warner Todd Huston
Now you have the chance to give San Fran Lib Nancy Pelosi a message — you know, the former Speaker of the House, heh, I LOVE to say former.
Yes, you really have the opportunity to send Pelosi a message. And you might be lucky enough to have your message flashed onto a mobile electronic billboard that will drive around Pelosi’s San Francisco office!
Just go to http://lolapelosi.com/ and type in your 100 character message and vote on the others that appear there.
You can tweet your message and encourage your friends to …
Putin Wins: Obama Shutting Down U.S. Pro-Democracy Radio Broadcasts in Russia
19 Oct 2012 2:42 pm Warner Todd Huston
It won’t be long before America’s voice for democracy will be silenced in Russia after the Obama administration fired most of the staff at the offices of Radio Liberty.
In an effort to silence that U.S. voice for democracy, Putin’s Russia passed a new law on November 10 that makes it illegal to have radio stations that are more than 48 percent foreign-owned. The law ended Radio Liberty’s license to broadcast on the AM band in Russia. The original license was issued by Boris Yelstin in the days when Russia was …
Known Thug Alec Baldwin Claims U.S. ‘Will Never Be Great Again’ Under Romney
28 Sep 2012 3:00 pm Warner Todd Huston
Alec Baldwin is warning the country. “America will never be great again under a Romney administration,” the volatile actor sonorously intoned in a recent, rambling Huffington Post screed.
If Mitt Romney is elected, Baldwin tells us, only “rich people” will find the country great. “Everyone else will be asked to dial down their [sic] expectations of what it means to be an American, again,” he warns.
It is clear that Mr. Baldwin isn’t paying attention to his fellow Americans because as a nation we are already lowering our expectations for the …
Media Blasts Ryan, Acts as if AARP is Non-Partisan
25 Sep 2012 9:37 pm Warner Todd Huston
Last week the media was all over Paul Ryan’s visit to an event with the American Association for Retired People gleefully reporting that he was booed. The media treated the whole affair as if the AARP was some non-partisan organization. But, the truth is, the AARP is no more non-partisan than any organization carrying water for the Obama administration.
Take The Hill, for instance. In its report the inside Washington newser noted that the boos Ryan received was “a clear sign of just how big a challenge Medicare poses to the …
U.S. Drops to 18th in Economic Freedom
22 Sep 2012 12:22 am Matt Vespa
If you’re a Canadian, you should be happy. Our friendly neighbors to the north are riding high with their recent placement on the Economic Freedom chart at number five. Meanwhile, the United States dropped ten spots to number eighteen on the scale. Gateway Pundit posted about this story on September 19 citing The National Post which reported that:
The annual Economic Freedom of the World report, released Tuesday, has Canada tied in fifth place with Australia — up one spot from last year. Hong Kong remains at the top, Singapore’s next, then New …
Recovery Lagging for Middle Class
15 Sep 2012 1:51 pm Warner Todd Huston
So much for Obama being the “President of the middle class”…
According to the Census Bureau, income for the middle class fell 8 percent to its lowest level since 1995. “The New York Times” severely understates the case saying that this “poses a challenge” for Barack Obama as he vies for a second term
According to the report, middle class income has fallen to a national average of $50,054 annually, close to what it was back in 1995. The Times finds this troublesome for the President.
That drop poses a political challenge for …View More...
Why is the EPA Funding a Private Newspaper?
15 Sep 2012 1:50 pm Warner Todd Huston
The Environmental Protection Agency has been indulging its inner propagandist by spending at least $3.5 million to float newspaper that is purportedly “reporting” on the EPA’s pet issues. Unfortunately for the readers of this newspaper, the fact that the EPA is its sugar daddy is never told the reading public.
So much for an independent press!
The newspaper in question is the Chesapeake Bay Journal, a free publication that appears monthly across the Mid-Atlantic states. Environmental themed articles from this paper have also appeared in such newspapers as The Baltimore Sun.
This is …