This blog post was not brought to you by the National Endowment for the Arts

By John Ruberry Last week President Trump released his proposed fiscal 2018 budget. Not included in it was funding for the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The left, which dominates the arts, responded predictably, acting as if art itself was being attacked. Sit down and breathe deeply. Close … Continue reading This blog post was not brought to you by the National Endowment for the Arts

Last night I e-mailed John Boehner’s office

Unlike most others who have reacted strongly to this AP story . I recall that the same copy writers who reported the 38 billion figure are reporting the new one. Rather than shout into the wind I sent a short e-mail to Boehner's office mentioned the fights over the budget, my own posts and radio … Continue reading Last night I e-mailed John Boehner’s office

Apparently there is a budget deal

And because it is a "deal" that means there is good news and bad news. Good news: Cuts of 39 bil Military will be paid No Abortion Money in DC Bad news: Cuts of only 39 Bil Planned Parenthood keeps money NPR Keeps money In terms of right and wrong, of course the planned parenthood … Continue reading Apparently there is a budget deal

Barack Obama as James Michael Curley

For the 2nd time in 18 months I'm reminded of James Michael Curley and Tip O'Neil and 1948 while I look at the Barack Obama re-election campaign: After Curley's election commissioner Joe Conners transposed the figures for the election to allow his group of delegate to win an election they had lost Curley had this … Continue reading Barack Obama as James Michael Curley

How dare you refuse to spend money you don’t have Ann Marie Buerkle!

That's what I get out of this article at the Syracuse "she's down 12 and sinking fast" Post Standard: When four days and nights of debate finally ended in the early morning hours Saturday and it was time to vote, U.S. Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle had no trouble making up her mind. Buerkle had to … Continue reading How dare you refuse to spend money you don’t have Ann Marie Buerkle!

Scipio explains the facts of life to the liberal left on Wisconsin

Our liberal friends have apparently decided that closing the schools are not enough and are planning to bus in activists to help protest budget cuts in Wisconsin: AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka — refresh your memories of his violent rise to power here — announced that he’ll be storming Madison, Wisconsin tomorrow to join all the … Continue reading Scipio explains the facts of life to the liberal left on Wisconsin

Wisconsin, NOW I get it

Within Stacy McCain's post this on Wisconsin was a link to Stephen Hays that explained an awful lot: What’s more, Wisconsin teachers pay as much as $1100 each year in compulsory union dues. If the legislation passes, they will no longer be required to pay those dues – returning that money to their own pockets. … Continue reading Wisconsin, NOW I get it

Dem representatives flee responsibility, capital and state?

One of the things that always drives me nuts is when state legislatures or the congress appoint "commissions" to handle tough problems. Since every single one of those people spend a small fortune begging the voters for the office and responsibility it seems odd after begging for a job to be afraid to do it. … Continue reading Dem representatives flee responsibility, capital and state?

Pay no attention to those complaining masses…

Libertarian Leanings notes this message from the NYT ...one thing seems clear to Ms. Stolberg. The public is deeply confused and should be ignored as this debate goes forward. Americans hardly ever know what's good for them, so often voting against their own best interests. Didn't they just do it again when they put a … Continue reading Pay no attention to those complaining masses…