Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Blog Observation of the Day

by Skip August 16, 2016

The media are in the midst of the most one-sided reporting and analysis I’ve ever seen in a presidential campaign. And Trump keeps giving them ammunition. Well given that the vast majority of newsroom are registered Democrats and their political donations are about nil for Republicans, is there any reason why we shouldn’t think that […]

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Just as in the Hunger Games…

by Skip August 16, 2016

The median net worth of lawmakers was just over $1 million in 2013, or 18 times the wealth of the typical American household, according to new research released Monday by the Center for Responsive Politics. And while Americans’ median wealth is down 43% since 2007, Congress members’ net worth has jumped 28% The areas in […]

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Notable Quote – Victor Davis Hanson

by Skip August 16, 2016

Orwell was wrong only on his dates. Had he entitled his novel 2016, we would immediately have recognized his parallels to the present “overseas contingency operations,” “violent extremism,” “undocumented immigrants,” and “man-caused disasters.” The campus diversity czar is our Big Brother. Imagining that all lives matter is a thought crime. Due process on a campus […]

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And hasn’t had a Republican Mayor since 1908

by Skip August 16, 2016

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke (reformatted, emphasis mine): “What causes riots are failed liberal urban policies in these ghettos,” Clarke told Fox Business. “Milwaukee has inescapable poverty. We’re like the sixth poorest city in America. They have failing public schools… You have massive black unemployment… You have dysfunctional families, you have father-absent homes, you have […]

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Blogline of the Day – it always comes down to glass

by Skip August 16, 2016

Keynesian economics is just the Broken Window Fallacy in a posh accent. Think Frederic Bastiat (H/T: Instapundit)

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How ‘Free’ Is Your State? CATO Ranks States for Peronal And Economic Freedom

by Steve MacDonald August 16, 2016
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So how does your state fare? You can look up your own state’s ranking (<—at that link) or on the map above, but you won’t be number one. For the first time since 2006, New Hampshire is back in that spot. (CATO) New Hampshire is overall the freest state in the Union, combining relatively high scores on […]

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Historic corruption between Mayor Gatsas, Aldermen and developers in Manchester?

by Kimberly Morin August 16, 2016
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Yesterday, a Manchester reader brought an important issue to New Hampshire Political Buzz, one that appears to link corruption between Mayor Ted Gatsas, the Manchester Board of Alderman and Elm Grove Companies. All of this came to light after a Heritage Commission meeting at the end of July. The story begins with an historic home […]

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Latest Rogue One Trailer (International)

by Steve MacDonald August 16, 2016
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