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Co-opting the Civil Rights Movement for Monetary Gain

In Tea Party, Unions on March 25, 2011 at 9:56 am

It sort of irritates me when bloggers apologize for not posting. Either write or don’t, but don’t write about not writing ’cause that’s writing and now you sound goofy for saying that you’re not writing when, obviously, you are. So… I won’t do any of that but I will say that helping to start a Tea Party group, an activity that I am currently engaged in, is… time-consuming.

So, in lieu of my usually detailed and insightful fare, I offer this morsel (after the jump) from the Washington State Labor Council as a fresh target for your chagrin and mockery: Read the rest of this entry »

Individual Health Insurance Mandate Lawsuit

In health care on March 15, 2011 at 9:22 pm

Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna (R)

Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna (via email):

The great federalism question of our time is whether or not it is constitutional for the federal government to force Americans to purchase a private product, in this case private health insurance. I filed suit on your behalf to challenge this unprecedented Read the rest of this entry »

Arizona Senate Approves Bill Easing Firearm Carry Restrictions

In Second Amendment on March 11, 2011 at 11:30 am

I accidentally read a post at Wonkette today bemoaning the passage of a bill in the Arizona Senate that would allow citizens to carry guns at public events. Citing the recent shooting at a “Congress On Your Corner” event at which six people were killed and a dozen wounded, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, State Senator Linda Lopez (D- Tucson) cried to her colleagues, “have you no shame?” Such appeal to emotion may be effective if logic has been abandoned. Fortunately for Arizona, it appears that the rest of the State Senate has not.

Clearly the current, Read the rest of this entry »

Myopia

In Economy on March 6, 2011 at 9:56 am

Remember ten years ago when Democrats said it would take ten years to see any benefit from drilling the oil in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge? Yeah, me too.

With oil priced around $104 per barrel we’re now paying $3.65 per gallon for gas. Predictions are that oil may hit $150 to $200 per barrel. If $104 crude equates to $3.65 gasoline then $150 crude may yield $5.26 per gallon gasoline. $200 crude will have us paying $7.02 at the pump. It’s a nice thought, isn’t it?

(Thanks, Herman Cain, for the reminder)