Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Um...What?

Can someone please explain to me why England is begging to hang on to Scotland?  Isn't Scotland the Detroit of the British Empire? Any illumination you all can give me would be greatly appreciated. I'm lost.


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

THIS Is CNN

CNN has been petting the union monster for many decades. It took years for this to work its way through the courts, but now CNN will be forced to pay the piper.

The Labor Board found “overwhelming” evidence of anti-union animus in CNN’s  failure to bargain with the union about the decision to terminate the subcontracts. The org also found CNN had implemented a hiring plan designed to limit the number of discharged TVS employees to avoid a successorship bargaining obligation.
Too funny. Read about it here.

More Tuesday humououour:





Monday, September 15, 2014

The Wreck Of The Obstreperous*

A perfect read of where we are today, in a column from Michael Goodwin of the New York Post.
He has described the present so well that it chills me to think he could be equally correct about the next two years.

Obamas Ship Is Sinking


* I've always wanted to use that word in a Threadline, even if it is a slight misuse, as above.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Meet The Next Senator From Arkansas


I had the honor of meeting and speaking with Tom Cotton this afternoon. He's a very nice young man, energetic, and knowledgeable about the issues facing our country. Noah and I both liked him very much. Here are his positions on key issues.  The polls have Cotton and incumbent democrat Mark Pryor neck and neck; it will be a slugfest until November.




Friday, September 12, 2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Pineapple For Everyone!

I read an interesting, though shallow, article this morning, and I remembered that our lewy had touched upon the "not enough jobs" thing a while back. Is a universal basic income the answer? Has the author of the article seen the movie Wall-E? Anyhoo, here's a taste:

The reality of this situation is chewing at the roots of American politics. The fundamental bargain of American society is that for anyone willing to hustle, there is a decent job to be found, or one that will at least prevent abject destitution. It underpins our national mythos as the land of opportunity and self-reliance. It has always been less true than anyone wanted to admit, but for an increasingly large fraction of the population — start with the 16 percent of Americans who regularly don't have enough to eat— it's a sick joke.
So, according to this premise, EVERYONE would get a check, every month. How much would it be? 2 grand? 3? 4? Whatever it would take to be comfortably above the poverty level?  So if we did that, we could lay off all welfare, food stamp, WIC, and other public workers that manage the business of gov't largesse. Sweet! They wouldn't need to work anyway. Sam will provide!

Also, if we did that, we would no longer need Medicaid (because everyone could afford "insurance"), we would no longer need Earned Income Credit and the plethora of other tax-time wealth transfers, we would no longer need social security for our oldsters, and we would no longer need to fund food pantry or soup kitchens. All of this should generate more than enough moola to fund giving the working 50% a big slice of the pie too (the non-working 50% already get theirs, just not in the form of one monthly check). What's not to love? Mmmm...pineapple!


Roger Simon's ISIS Strategy

I noticed with dismay — though almost no surprise — that Barack Obama does not yet have a “strategy” of how to deal with the notorious terror organization ISIS, alternatively known as ISIL or IS. He is, no doubt, studying the matter, and receiving the best of advice from the likes of Valerie Jarrett and John Brennan, but, since folks are being beheaded and raped and so forth, and IS is well on its way to establishing a caliphate, converting young Americans and Europeans and preparing global jihad while cooking up weapons of mass destruction and infiltrating our Southern border, etc., in the interest of speeding things along, I would like to offer my help with an ISIS strategy.
Read it all here.

Monday, September 8, 2014

I Can't Stop You From Voting Republican, But Perhaps This Will

“The President’s empty rhetoric and broken promises are a slap in the face to millions of Hispanics across the country,” Republican National Committee spokeswoman Ruth Guerra said in a statement reacting to Saturday’s announcement. “This is more evidence that Democrats never really wanted to fix our immigration system when Republicans were sitting at the table. Immigration reform will continue to be the President’s biggest failure as long as he keeps playing politics and refuses to work with Republicans.”