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You Know an Idea is REALLY Good – When Government Has to Mandate You Do It

As the DC Democrat Party unilaterally worked to ram through Obamacare, there were roughly nine million red flags alerting us to the fact that it was in its entirety a terrible idea. One of the biggest, reddest flags – was the individual mandate. Obamacare forced you – under penalty of an inexorably increasing fine – to purchase the product it was creating. But wait – | Read More »
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Crony Republicans, Re-Recurring Terrible Ideas – and the WORLD Wide Web

In Washington, D.C., bad ideas never die – they just get new Congressional bill numbers. There is no notion so dreadful nor roundly rejected – that an additional dash of crony campaign cash can’t resuscitate it. In DC, the Walking Dead don’t eat long pig – they eat pork. So it is with Crony Republicans’ serial efforts to try to ban online gambling. Billions of | Read More »
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Solar Fannie Mae: Worse Than Subsidizing Fake Energy? Mandating We Buy It

Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis popularized the phrase “laboratories of democracy”: “(T)o describe how a ‘state may, if its citizens choose, serve as a laboratory; and try novel social and economic experiments without risk to the rest of the country.’” Cities and towns also experiment with policy novelties – serving as even smaller laboratories. For ideas both good – and very, very bad. From what | Read More »
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GOP Needs to Stop Feeding the Hands That Bite Them

The old idiom is “Don’t bite the hand that feeds you.” Which means don’t “turn on someone that has supported you.” The Republican Party – is far too often the Stupid Party. They far too often turn the old idiom on its head – and feed the hands that bite them. They dump tons of money on people – who then use it against them. | Read More »
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Oh Look – Senator ‘Fauxcahontas’ Warren Is Lying. Again

If you are of the ideological Left, there is just about nothing you can do that will remove you from DC’s Elite Society and the Media’s good graces. Bill Clinton credibly accused of rape?  No problem.  Hillary Clinton gives Russia 20% of our nation’s uranium in exchange for contributions to the family money laundering outfit – oops, I mean charitable Foundation?  No problem.  Bill Ayers | Read More »
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Nonsense Protest of the Day: Net Neutrality!

Okay, agitators, time to come out of your parent’s basement, grab a starbucks half-caf soy latte and head on down to the American Enterprise Institute to let FCC Chairman Ajit Pai know that you will not tolerate his attempts to free the internet (that your parents pay for) from restrictive government regulation! That’s the protest du jour anyway, and it represents just another in the | Read More »
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Since They All Have Nukes and Missiles – We Absolutely Should Have Missile Defense

In the 1994 movie “Maverick,” there is a huge, climactic poker tournament.  James Garner’s character Cooper is charged with security – he is to ensure every player turns in their weapons prior to play. Play ensues and tensions rise, and suddenly nigh every player draws guns they aren’t supposed to have – and a massive shootout ensues. After which James Coburn’s character The Commodore disgustedly | Read More »
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Please Save Us from the Government ‘Helping’ Us: Texas Wind ‘Energy’ Edition

When the government insists on “helping” the private sector – this sort of stupidity is what you get. The very famous Ronald Reagan line is: “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’”  He wasn’t even a little incorrect. The lather-rinse-repeat cycle is always the same.  Government champions itself as the answer to a | Read More »
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If the Private Sector Does It – Government Shouldn’t

Since the advent of the Internet, an increasing number of people no longer know what a phone book is.  Thick, heavy tomes periodically updated and delivered to your residence – full of listings of people (White Pages) and businesses (Yellow Pages), their addresses and phone numbers.  Back in the Cretaceous Period – this was how you found contact information. We deliver this history lesson – | Read More »
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