Monthly Archives December 2011

OFF TO THE ETERNAL CITY

Won’t be doing much posting until the new year. We’re off to Rome to look at old buildings while eating and drinking far too much. Have good holiday:

VIDEO: THE JUSTICE WHO KNEW TOO MUCH

Last July, I wrote a column for the American Spectator about Elena Kagan’s conflict of interest where ObamaCare is concerned. Since then, more damning information has come out about her involvement in preparing the legal defense of PPACA. In this video, Michael Ostrolenk interviews Carrie Severino, Policy Director of the Judicial Crisis Network, about their new report: [...]

VIDEO: SAYING THANK YOU TO THE “FOURTH GREATEST” PRESIDENT

In a recent interview, President Obama said his accomplishments have exceeded those of all but three past Presidents. This video shows how these “accomplishments” stack up against some of the predecessors he believes himself to have surpassed in greatness: [ht Hot Air]

POLITIFACT’S “LIE OF THE YEAR” BUSTS DEMS FOR CLAIMING GOP VOTED TO KILL MEDICARE

This award has our progressive friends, who can usually count on these “fact check” sites to aim at Republicans rather than Democrats, hopping mad. But it’s dead on—-the Dems lied like rugs on this one. Last April, the House passed a budget that kept Medicare as is for anyone 55 or older, but moved the program toward privatization (with government subsidies) for [...]

JEB EX MACHINA?

My column for today’s American Spectator discusses the sad state of the GOP race for the 2012 presidential nomination, and the need for a deus ex machina to save the Republicans from themselves: More than half of the respondents to last week’s AP-GFK survey said the President should be voted out next November. Nonetheless, he [...]

HHS CAVES ON OBAMACARE: STATES WILL DECIDE THE DEFINITION OF “ESSENTIAL CARE”

ObamaCare mandates that everyone will have access to “minimum essential coverage.” Most assumed this nebulous term would be defined by D.C. bureaucrats, but the Obama administration has decided to leave that up to the states. In a major surprise on the politically charged new health care law, the Obama administration said Friday that it would not define a single [...]

VIDEO: OBAMA RANKS HIMSELF FOURTH BEST PRESIDENT IN U.S. HISTORY

He told ”60 Minutes” the following, which was so absurd that even the lickspittles at CBS edited it out of the final televised version of the interview: I would put our legislative and foreign policy accomplishments in our first two years against any president—-with the possible exceptions of Johnson, F.D.R., and Lincoln—-just in terms of what we’ve [...]

VIDEO: A WORD ABOUT US GREEDY, FASCIST, RACIST REPUBLICANS

A tour de force from Bill Whittle, who provides a few historical facts about the GOP that inconveniently conflict with the lies you have been taught in school and seen reinforced in the “news” media:

CHART: HOW OBAMACARE KILLS JOBS

This chart from the Heritage Foundation says it all. It makes hiring full-time workers more expensive: [ht Paul Hsieh]

MORE EMAIL EVIDENCE SHOWS KAGAN WAS INVOLVED IN OBAMACARE LEGAL PREP

No matter how many whoppers she told Congress, Justice Kagan was obviously involved in orchestrating the administration’s legal strategy for fighting ObamaCare challenges. In fact, she was working on it before the bill even passed: Internal Justice Department email communications made just days before the House of Representatives passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act [...]