The Governor of the state with some of the lowest income taxes, pro-business regulatory environment, best economy in the country, and … oh yeah… a $2.6 Billion budget surplus… has challenged the Governor of a sclerotic blue state, with a moribund economy, the highest tax burden in the country… and a $1.7 Billion budget deficit… to a debate on economic policy.
Surprising to no onw, Governor Cuomo is uninterested in debating Governor Perry.
Some supporters of the Obama Regime don’t think the Government went quite far enough when it dispatched hundreds of armed agents, snipers, and armored vehicles to the Bundy Ranch to kill his cattle, assault his family, and destroy his property (in punishment for grazing cows on land the bureaucracy supposedly wanted to preserve for some non-endangered turtles). No, some on the left thought the Government should have gone further.
In the Progressive Affirmative Action Utopia, you are no longer allowed to have a type, you are no longer allowed to choose whom you are attracted to; Diversity demands that you will date multi-culturally, otherwise, you’re a racist. Perhaps, there will be a well-funded agency to match couples inter-racially.
Since this is almost certainly provocative “controversial” link-bait from Slate, so I will link to the story on Weasel Zippers instead.
In Colorado, Democrats are pushing the “Republicans will outlaw birth control” lie that has served them so well with low information voters.
Also, the Democrat hacks at ‘Think Progress’ are claiming the IRS targeted Progressive groups more than Tea Party groups. If there were any truth to this, the left would be demanding a full and thorough investigation of the IRS. They are not. This is just pushing out a talking point so Obama’s apologists will have a phony argument to make when the issue of the IRS persecuting Tea Party groups comes up.
Hmm, so first, the FLOTUS goes to China without the POTUS.
Then, the POTUS goes to Japan without the FLOTUS.
And they travel to Hawaii and Martha’s vineyard on separate jets.
Do you think there’s any substance to those rumors that their marriage is… not happy.
I know it’s a trivial matter, idle gossip, speculation, NUNYA D. Business, but what the heck, not everything has to be about the obnoxiousness of the left wing or the impending fiscal and economic collapse of the United States.
“Obamacare is working,” says the Preezy, and perhaps he is right.
If Obamacare was intended to cause millions of people to lose their health plans, it is working.
If Obamacare was intended to cause millions of people to have their work hours cut, it is working.
If Obamacare was intended to deny people access to top cancer treatment centers, it is working.
If Obamacare was intended to make health insurance much more expensive, it is working.
If Obamacare was intended to force people to spend more money for inferior coverage, it is working.
If Obamacare was intended to give convicted criminals access to people’s personal and financial information, it is working.
If Obamacare was intended to limit people’s choices of doctors and hospitals, it is working.
If Obamacare was intended to drive doctors out of business, it is working.
In Alabama, two dozen widow women have lost their health insurance due to Obamacare regulations. Which obviously must have been the intended result if, as the President says, “This thing is working.”
Rather belatedly, a group of prominent Gay Marriage supporters has signed an open letter politely asking the Gay Mob to stop persecuting people like Brendan Eich and be more tolerant of people who disagree with them.
The signatories of this statement are grateful to our friends and allies for their enthusiasm. But we are concerned that recent events, including the resignation of the CEO of Mozilla under pressure because of an anti-same-sex- marriage donation he made in 2008, signal an eagerness by some supporters of same-sex marriage to punish rather than to criticize or to persuade those who disagree. We reject that deeply illiberal impulse, which is both wrong in principle and poor as politics.
As a viewpoint, opposition to gay marriage is not a punishable offense. It can be expressed hatefully, but it can also be expressed respectfully. We strongly believe that opposition to same-sex marriage is wrong, but the consequence of holding a wrong opinion should not be the loss of a job. Inflicting such consequences on others is sadly ironic in light of our movement’s hard-won victory over a social order in which LGBT people were fired, harassed, and socially marginalized for holding unorthodox opinions.
Don’t expect cooler heads to prevail; the real force behind gay marriage activism has never been the desire for equality, but the desire for vengeance.
By 6-2 vote, the Supreme Court ruled today that citizens have the right to amend their state Constitutions to end state-mandated racial discrimination (a.k.a. “Affirmative Action”).
The only thing I have to add to the discussion is a point similar to the point I made about Illegal Immigration; Affirmative Action policies harm middle and working class whites to benefit minorities and elite whites. No politician, no old-money family, no TV news anchor has to worry about their son or daughter being denied a higher education slot in favor of an underqualified minority. The white middle and working classes bear the entire burden of affirmative action; and that is an injustice.
There is no White Privilege in America; there is only privilege based on wealth, social status, and political connections. And none of the people enjoying that privilege are willing to sacrifice their own social benefits to help out “underprivileged” minorities; any more than wealthy liberals are willing to give up their own money to address “income inequality.”
And, By the Way, heave you heard about the MSDNC personality who claims that, as a black person, she has no liberty?
Today is Earth Day, a day started by Left-Wing Environmental Extremists and murderers to help further the cause of dismantling global free enterprise and human advancement generally. Mr. President Obama has an aggressive Urf Day agenda:
Today is Earth Day. President Obama will mark the day by flying from Washington, D.C. to Washington state — 2,328 miles, generating 568,032 pounds of carbon emissions at 244 pounds per mile — and then beginning his week-long trip to Asia, flying tonight to Tokyo — 4,792 miles, an additional 1,169,248 pounds of carbon emissions. The two trips add up to 1.73 million pounds of carbon or 868.64 tons.
For perspective, the average American generates about 19 tons of carbon dioxide in one year.
This figure does not count the carbon emissions from the president’s backup plane, cargo planes transporting the president’s limo and helicopter, advance staff, etc.
However, in a move even his most ardent supporters identified as blatantly political, Mr. Obama once again delayed a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline. A San Francisco based billionaire hedge fund manager heavily invested in solar and wind projects had pledged to spend $100 Million to help elect Democrats in 2014 in return for blocking the Keystone XL pipeline.
Take heart, Bryan Singer, the artsy left can be very forgiving.
Folk singer and convicted sex offender Peter Yarrow will be honored by La Guardia HS for the Performing Arts next month, enraging parents and prompting a dozen “uncomfortable” students to refuse to sing for him.
Yarrow, a member of the legendary Peter, Paul and Mary, was accused of engaging in a sex act with a 14-year-old girl in a Washington, DC, hotel room in front of her 17-year-old sister in 1970. He pleaded guilty to “taking indecent liberties” with the child and landed three months behind bars.
There are probably a lot of non-rapist folk-singers they could have honored.
Meanwhile, Ayaan Hirsan Ali and Condaleezza Rice remain persona non-grata because they hold politically uncorrect opinions.
Star Trek’s Cardassians were a members of a brutal, authoritarian police-state. The Cardassian character Gul Dukat understood implicitly what many of us have struggled to understand; why the Gay Left isn’t content with winning gay marriage, but also demand that those who oppose gay marriage be forced to participate in gay marriage ceremonies.
Gul Dukat: A true victory is to make your enemy see they were wrong to oppose you in the first place. To force them to acknowledge your greatness.
Weyoun: Then you kill them?
Gul Dukat: …Only if it’s necessary.
["Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Sacrifice of Angels (#6.6)" (1997)]
I almost pity organizations like the Boy Scouts for naively thinking they could appease the Gay Left with some compromises; Totalitarians are not interested in compromises. Neither is the Gay Left.
The Political Consultant is, of course, a.) a rabid Democrat b.) who is supporting Hillary and c.) has a long list of failed campaigns including working for Al Gore in 2000 and John Kerry in 2004.
But aside from that, everyone should take Bob Shrum at his word that Bush 3.0 is just the ticket for Republicans in 2016.
Update: Another Bob… Bob Dole … talks smack about Ted Cruz.
“A number of the younger members, first-termers like Rand Paul, Rubio and that extreme-right-wing guy, Ted Cruz — all running for president now. I don’t think they’ve got enough experience yet,” Dole said.
Dole said Cruz is “way out there” on the extremes of the party and defended his own record.
His own “record” being that of losing to a Democrat in the worst electoral blow-out of a Republican in the last 40 years.
While we on the Right concern ourselves with little things like unsustainable debt and the erosion of the Rule of Law; the Left frets about this stuff: McDonald’s Gave Me the “Girl’s Toy” With My Happy Meal. So I Went to the CEO.
(Or, Safe Link to Weasel Zippers.)
In a series of 30 visits, we sent boys and girls, ages 7-11, into 15 McDonald’s stores to independently order a Happy Meal at the counter. We found that 92.9 percent of the time, the store, without asking, simply gave each child the toy that McDonald’s had designated for that child’s gender—a Justice fashion toy for girls and a Power Rangers toy for boys
McDonald’s is estimated to sell more than 1 billion Happy Meals each year. When it poses this question—“Do you want a boy’s toy or a girl’s toy?”—McDonald’s pressures innumerable children to conform to gender stereotypes.
Reading that temper tantrum over stuff-no-rational-person-could-possibly-care-about is causing me to do some gender stereotyping right now.
As I warned after the scalping of Brendan Eich (the Mozilla Guy), the Gay Left Thought Police are only getting more obnoxious. Now, they have decided that affiliating with the Boy Scouts makes you unfit for public service.
California is proposing to ban members of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) from serving as judges because the Boy Scouts do not allow gay troop leaders, The Daily Caller has learned.
In a move with major legal implications, The California Supreme Court Advisory Committee on The Code of Judicial Ethics has proposed to classify the Boy Scouts as practicing “invidious discrimination” against gays, which would end the group’s exemption to anti-discriminatory ethics rules and would prohibit judges from being affiliated with the group.
Remember when Gay Rights Activists objected to people being punished for what they did in their private lives? Seems like ancient history.
A woman in Britain is having an abortion so she can improve her chances of being on a reality show.
Wannabe celebrity Josie Cunningham last night confessed the chance of appearing on TV’s Big Brother was worth more than her unborn child’s life.
Puffing on a cigarette and rubbing her baby bump, the controversial model and call girl – who will have her abortion at a clinic this week – said: “I’m finally on the verge of becoming famous and I’m not going to ruin it now.
“An abortion will further my career. This time next year I won’t have a baby. Instead, I’ll be famous, driving a bright pink Range Rover and buying a big house. Nothing will get in my way.”
I guess she’s just taking Obama’s advice and not letting herself be “punished with a baby.”
By the way, the IndieGoGo campaign to raise money to make movie about abortionist Kermit Gosnell has raised over a million dollars after the campaign was booted from Kickstarter.
Those perfidious Koch Brothers must have gotten to Justice Scalia. He’s talking the Libertarian crazy-talk.
“You’re entitled to criticize the government, and you can use words, you can use symbols, you can use telegraph, you can use morse code, you can burn a flag. “It’s all expression and it’s all covered by the First Amendment.” …
“The Constitution is not a living organism for Pete’s sake. It’s a law. It means what it meant when it was adopted,” he said.
After his prepared remarks, Scalia took questions from eager law students who lined the aisles of the theatre. His remarks there were more candid, pointing to the Washington, D.C. v. Heller opinon — a second-amendment case — as his proudest moment on the court.
When another students asked about the constitutionality of income tax, he assured the student that the government could, in fact, take his money.
“But if it reaches certain point, perhaps you should revolt,” Scalia advised the young man.
Criticize the Government? In the Age of the Lightbringer? Blasphemy! President Obama and Mr. Harry Reid better send the SWAT Teams into the Supreme Court and put down this sedition and insurrection!
Another Deadline that keeps slippin’, slippin’ slippin’…
- The Boston Globe noted on April 16, 2014: “The world now has a rough deadline for action on climate change. Nations need to take aggressive action in the next 15 years to cut carbon emissions, in order to forestall the worst effects of global warming, says the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.”
Weird how the “settled scientific consensus” keeps changing its “Deadline for action.” It’s almost like the “Deadline for Action” is a purely political construct and the Global Warmists are just making [stuff] up as they go along.
X-Men Director Bryan Singer has been accused of raping an underage boy at Paul Mitchell’s resort in Hawaii. Drug-fueled orgies in which Hollywood heavyweights including other producers like Roland Emmerich indulge themselves with underage boys are pretty common; alleges the victim’s attorney.
Some are dismissing the allegations; noting that the man is now 31 years old and is only now alleging abuse that took place when he was fifteen. But wasn’t that the same case with most of the the accusations made against Roman Catholic clergy? Weren’t most of the victims adults alleging that abuse occurred decades earlier? Singer’s defenders claim the man is just looking for a payout; but the Roman Catholic church was writing a lot of checks at the height of their scandal, too.
I can’t possibly know if the allegations are true in this specific case. But what I do know is that Hollywood has shown an incredible degree of tolerance for child rapists and creepy pedophiles; Woody Allen, Roman Polansky, and Victor Salva, among others, were all forgiven for their sexual abuses of minors. There really doesn’t seem to be much shock or outrage when minors are abused by Hollywood people. Is it because media folk help cover for other media folk? Do people just not care as much when the perpetrator is a celebrity as opposed to a clergyman or a football coach? Or is it because those who control the media only care about the sexual abuse of minors when it can be used as a cudgel against those they don’t like?
Why the double standard? I’m asking honestly, because I don’t get it.
All of these reasons are perfectly valid… from the Progressive Left point of view. A sample:
6. I’ll vote Democrat because I’m way too irresponsible to own a gun, and I know that my local police are all I need to protect me from murderers and thieves. I am also thankful that we have a 911 service that get police to your home in order to identify your body after a home invasion.