Daily Archives: January 29, 2009

One Nice Vote

11th District Congressman Heath Shuler was on WWNC AM570 today explaining why he was one of ten Democrats to vote against the economic stimulus bill. It was good to hear a Congressman speak intelligently about the federal deficit coming due some day. Shuler understood that government can’t put more monetary value into the economy thanContinue Reading

What Have You Done for Liberty Today?

Bob Schulz of the We the People Foundation got snowed out of a couple venues and so booked a promotion for Continental Congress 2009 in Asheville. Schulz told how the Magna Carta contained a provision for dealing with unaccountable government. If the government did not respond to petitions, the people could seize everything the kingContinue Reading

President Obama a Hypocrite? Impossible.

This from Steve Milloy’s Junk Science.com.  “Could this be the same Barack Obama who said last May that, “We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times… and then just expect that other countries are going to say “OK”… That’s not leadership.Continue Reading

Blog comment of the day

Instapundit linked to a Knoxville blogger who asked, “Where do laid-off journalists go?” Some, she found, are driving buses and working in liquor stores. One of her commenters had this to say: If journalists know half of what they pretend to know when they’re working as journalists, they should have no problem getting jobs asContinue Reading

Obama’s thermostat

Check out this comparison of President Obama’s actions and rhetoric: Conservation for me, but not for thee? That seems to be President Obama’s philosophy, based on Thursday’s positive front-page profile by [New York Times] White House reporter Sheryl Gay Stolberg — though the president’s hypocrisy was missed by the Times reporter. Stolberg led off herContinue Reading

sign the AFP petition against the “stimulus” bill

If you want to sign AFP’s petition, go here.

‘Brother National Socialist, did you know that our F?hrer is against smoking?’

For some reason, today’s news about a potential smoking ban in North Carolina reminded me of the Nazis’ many bans against tobacco: I propose a general rule of thumb: any public policy supported by Hitler, Hillary, and Huckabee cannot be good for a free society. As you see, however, the Soviets were in agreement withContinue Reading

Re: I wasn’t kidding

Thanks for a splendid demonstration of the empty-headedness of the Keynesians, Roy! Clueless people like Baker can only see statistics on employment. If the government creates a job for someone who has become unemployed, that’s good because he then has, as the Keynesians like to say, “effective demand.” If the government does enough of that,Continue Reading