There’s More Than One Way to Purge

by baldilocks Has anyone considered that the Democrats may be throwing certain members and prominent supporters under the bus on purpose? I mean they had to know what kind of lives men like Al Franken led and they certainly knew about John Conyers since one of his victims was paid off by The Old Dirty … Continue reading There’s More Than One Way to Purge

Hollywood and DC: Never Our Betters and Often Much Worse

by baldilocks Wretchard goes long on the unmasking of the two Hollywoods: In the unending exposes of financial, moral and sexual turpitude we are witnessing a similar humiliation of a ruling elite. The critical role played by prestige in upholding the current status quo was no less important for the Western elite than it was … Continue reading Hollywood and DC: Never Our Betters and Often Much Worse

Social Security death benefit is cheap but actually wasteful

It's forgivable that Ben Franklin didn't include governmental bureaucracies with death and taxes as being the only certainties of life. After all, he died 143 years before that other Franklin – Roosevelt – laid the groundwork for the America's administrative state. This revelation came to me in early October, five days after my wife passed … Continue reading Social Security death benefit is cheap but actually wasteful

The Tax Bill is, Well, Taxing

My opposition to the new tax bill is selfish. It’s gonna cost me money! As a resident of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, I live in one of the bluest cities in one of the bluer states in the country. I pay city and state taxes—both of which will no longer be deductible under the proposals. I understand … Continue reading The Tax Bill is, Well, Taxing

Competing DACA Fantasies for GOP Elected Officials and Voters

K'Mtar: Freeze programme. You should have killed him when you had the chance. Lt Worf: Why did you not? Alexander: I don't know. K'Mtar: Look at him! He did not care that you showed him mercy. He was going to kill you. Worf: K'mtar, that is enough. K'Mtar: If this was real, he'd be dead … Continue reading Competing DACA Fantasies for GOP Elected Officials and Voters

The Left’s Southern Article of Faith Collides with the Data.

If you are even slightly a leftist such as the folks I covered on the Boston Common this weekend one of the things that you believe without question is that the only reason why the GOP has control of legislatures in the south is because of a backlash over the civil rights act of 1964 … Continue reading The Left’s Southern Article of Faith Collides with the Data.

Claire McCaskill caught in the MSM Mother Theresa Trap

20 years ago the Media found itself in a situation they didn't want to be in. The had gone all in on the death and funeral of Princess Diana when the day before her funeral Mother Theresa of Calcutta died. This invariably produced coverage comparisons that didn't make the MSM look good like this from … Continue reading Claire McCaskill caught in the MSM Mother Theresa Trap

A Polite Farewell to Niki Tsongas

Last week I wrote about the political reasons for Niki Tsongas' decision to not seek re-election in the 3rd district now let me say a few things about her. It's been my experience that people in general like her. My local paper the Sentinel and Enterprise which I quoted yesterday had quite few things to … Continue reading A Polite Farewell to Niki Tsongas

Nikki Tsongas Out in MA 3, Thank Nancy Pelosi

On the day I promised my wife I would abandon the internet until we got home from Hampton Beach my congresswoman decided to call it quits. Having imprinted the 3rd Congressional District with the indelible mark of her family's public service, U.S. Rep. Niki Tsongas will step away from Congress at the end of her … Continue reading Nikki Tsongas Out in MA 3, Thank Nancy Pelosi

DCCC Will Support Candidates Who Say They Choose Life

by baldilocks :::until they get into office::: The Democrat Party's latest strategy sits poorly with some of its loyal backers. The Democratic party is facing a revolt from the left after the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chairman said the party would back pro-life candidates in 2018. The DCCC chairman, Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, told The Hill that … Continue reading DCCC Will Support Candidates Who Say They Choose Life

The Prosecution Rests

by baldilocks I get bashed occasionally for being a conspiracy theorist, though it occurs to me that this is what prosecutors are. Is conspiracy theorizing without a license a crime? Anyway, as I read the following, a long-term personal conspiracy theory came to the fore. …Senate Republicans, while performing very admirably in replacing Justice Scalia … Continue reading The Prosecution Rests

Where’s that Impeachment Resolution Maxine?

As you might have heard Democrat Rep Maxine Waters had a town hall in her district that surprise, surprise included a chant calling for Donald Trump's impeachment She led her supporters in a chant to “Impeach 45,” repeating it over and over Now there was a lot of pushback to Congresswoman Waters at that event … Continue reading Where’s that Impeachment Resolution Maxine?

My Prediction for today: The Three Comeys

11th Doctor:  Hello, hello, Gallifrey High Command, this is the Doctor speaking. 10th Doctor:  Hello! Also the Doctor. Can you hear me? The War Doctor:  Also the Doctor, standing ready. The General:  Dear God, three of them. All my worst nightmares at once. Doctor Who The Day of the Doctor 2013 Here is my prediction … Continue reading My Prediction for today: The Three Comeys

Just repeal

As I write this, the House is pushing for a floor vote on the American Health Care Act. It "hangs in the balance" as some mainstream media news outlets are saying, but that doesn't really paint the picture properly. In reality, it hangs over the GOP's head in two major ways. If it passes, things … Continue reading Just repeal

The #Unexpectedly Chronicles: Rest in Peace Bob Who?

Former Congressman Bob Michel died last month just shy of his 94th birthday. Michel was elected in 1956 and represented his district in Illinois until his retirement in 1995 he became a member of the GOP leadership in 1975 and became house minority leader in 1981 until his retirement so for 20 years he was … Continue reading The #Unexpectedly Chronicles: Rest in Peace Bob Who?