Monday, February 13, 2017

Bias in journalism much?

by Skip February 13, 2017

Normally I do like the Daily Mail, a UK newspaper, as it reports on a lot of items that the US MSM won’t – and if the MSM does, the Daily Mail generally has more facts and less political correctness than its American brethren.  This time, not so much. SHOT: The not-for-profit American Civil Liberties […]

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Data Point – It’s about time somebody started to do what Republicans have promised since forever

by Skip February 13, 2017

And hardly ever did. Trump started it, it looks like the Republicans are following Trump’s lead by using the CRA (Congressional Review Act that allows them to delete bureaucratic regulations (with caveats)).  Let’s see if they: Pass the REINS Act Repeal the 1946 Administrative Procedure Act in which Congress ceded much of its power to […]

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A reminder about how the Minimum Wage came about – and its not pretty

by Skip February 13, 2017

“As I’ve said on other occasions: compared to (most of) today’s advocates of the minimum wage, the minimum-wage’s early advocates had far worse ethics but a far better grasp of economics. These early advocates of the minimum wage correctly understood not only that the minimum wage destroys jobs for some low-skilled workers, but also that […]

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Now the Right is out-Alinskying the Left? Serves them Right!

by Skip February 13, 2017

Given how Alinsky’s Rules were used against Conservatives, Traditionalists, and Libertarians at the beginning of the Obama Administration, and how long it took us to figure out what it was that was being used against us, this piece by Kurt Schlicter (who is becoming a good read) is amusing: The Left is getting massively out-Alinskyed, […]

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Zandra Rice-Hawkins: Master purveyor of FUD towards the Second Amendment

by Skip February 13, 2017

FUD – Fear, uncertainty, and doubt.  Coming from Zandra Rice-Hawkins (our favorite cereal, Rice-Crispies) of Granite State Progress (a totally out of state funded entity), I tend to more call it lying.  She hates guns because this Statist loves Government – and it is clear from her history, as we all have said before, she […]

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Environmental Protester’s Trash Threatens Local Drinking Water

by Steve MacDonald February 13, 2017

Dakota Access Pipeline protesters left so much garbage behind that if the Army Core of Engineers and locals can’t get it all cleared out before spring it could create an environmental hazard. “Without proper remediation, debris, trash, and untreated waste will wash into the Cannonball River and Lake Oahe,” the Corps said in its statement. But it’s not […]

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Ben Shapiro – Schooling Students on Transgenderism

by Steve MacDonald February 13, 2017

Ben Shapiro spoke to a standing room only crowd at Ferris State University in Michigan. The clip above is a part of a Q and A where he addresses issues with the idea of separating sex from gender and does it well. Near the end, the conversation shifts to abortion and contraception and again, Shapiro disarms […]

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French Socialist Offers Asylum To US Climate Scientists

by Steve MacDonald February 13, 2017

I’ll Help You Pack. The mediagenic wunderkind of French presidential politics has a message for U.S. scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs working on climate change and worrying about their future under President Donald Trump: Come to France. In a video posted to his Facebook and Twitter accounts late last night (and hashtagged #ScienceMarch), Emmanuel Macron renewed his commitment to fighting […]

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Could Your Solar-Powered Neighbors Increase the Odds of a Power Outage?

by Steve MacDonald February 13, 2017

National Geographic suggests that your solar powered neighbors could increase the likelihood of power outages when you need power the most. In an age when more homeowners are using solar panels to generate their own electricity, bad weather usually limits the output of these devices and increases the amount of energy the utility must supply, […]

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