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

Trump exposes Planned Parenthood’s: “Abortion is just a Tiny bit of our Business” BS

Kirk: Spock, find anything? Spock: Negative, Captain. Anything from our guest? Kirk: According to him, there's a creature of some sort down here, a humanoid. Spock: Lieutenant Uhura communicated that information. I ordered re-confirmation on our sensors. They indicate no living creature on this planet. I suggest, Captain, that you've been lied to. Lazarus: Captain, … Continue reading Trump exposes Planned Parenthood’s: “Abortion is just a Tiny bit of our Business” BS

Land of the IOU: Illinois Lottery spends money on ad to say it has no money for big payouts

By John Ruberry For over four months Illinois has operated without a budget. But the Prairie State continues function, not particularly well, as was the case when Illinois had a budget. Despite those budgets, the state's pension fund is the worst-funded one in the nation. Illinois has the lowest credit rating of the 50 states--so … Continue reading Land of the IOU: Illinois Lottery spends money on ad to say it has no money for big payouts

My 2013 Shutdown Plan is workable in 2015

Back in 2013 the last time the Government was shut down I had a suggestion for the Republicans on how to win it the essence of the solution and compromise is not to emphasize disagreement but to advance where we agree and that is what we in the house intend to do Today as part … Continue reading My 2013 Shutdown Plan is workable in 2015

The Exploding NC Democrat Heads

By A.P. Dillon Question: On what planet do people complain about a $400 million surplus and paying off $2.8 billion in unemployment insurance debt that was racked up by a former governor? Answer: On Planet NC Democrat. One state legislator compared North Carolina's budget to 'state sponsored eugenics'. The same legislator just couldn't be happy until they played the … Continue reading The Exploding NC Democrat Heads

Credit to the GOP Establishment where it is Due

As everyone knows I've not been very shy about calling out the Establishment GOP, John Boehner or Mitch McConnell over their actions to confound conservatives. So when they do something right it's only fair that I give them kudos: The Senate passed a Republican-authored budget plan early on Friday that seeks $5.1 trillion in domestic spending … Continue reading Credit to the GOP Establishment where it is Due

How to become the Greatest Deficit Hawk of All time

Every now and then I see foolishness like this from our friends on the left. #tcot #teaparty @datechguyblog If Saint Ronald is the Rights Standard Bearer then People 'we have a problem' pic.twitter.com/QAIEW5Gj89— Kevin (@mrwosta) January 14, 2015 It takes a special type of dishonesty or stupidity to make this argument so for the sake … Continue reading How to become the Greatest Deficit Hawk of All time

The GOP #CRomnibus catbird seat

Mr.Spock: I see no logic in preferring Stonn over me. T'Pring: You have become much known among our people, Spock. Almost a legend. And as the years went by, I came to know that I did not want to be the consort of a legend. But by the laws of our people, I could only … Continue reading The GOP #CRomnibus catbird seat

The Democrat Fall Offensive, foiled by ISIS

Yesterday while the Scots were deciding to stand pat the Senate followed the House in approving funding to train the Syrian Rebels in the  campaign vs ISIS as part of the continuing resolutions to fund government. That's not what this bill was supposed to be. The unwillingness of a deal to be made on spending and … Continue reading The Democrat Fall Offensive, foiled by ISIS

The Donkey in the House Chamber

One of the most solid pieces of conventional wisdom in the MSM is that a government shutdown hurts the GOP. Back in October the MSM went on and on about how horrible the shutdown was. Every single day the GOP in general & Ted Cruz in particular were attacked. The House was decried as obstructionists, … Continue reading The Donkey in the House Chamber

Some advice on judging the Ryan/Murray Budget deal…

The Ryan Murray deal has now been out there for about two days and there are many different opinions on it. Some think it's a win for the GOP: Though I, too, would like government to shrink, I think this is the right policy trade-off; shutdowns are making it harder and harder to talk about … Continue reading Some advice on judging the Ryan/Murray Budget deal…

Obamacare: A Time to Raise & A Time to Call

If you're gonna play the game, boy, ya gotta learn to play it right. You got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em, Know when to walk away and know when to run. You never count your money when you're sittin' at the table. There'll be time enough for countin' when … Continue reading Obamacare: A Time to Raise & A Time to Call

500K+ for a Hotel? Hasn’t Joe Biden Heard of William Shatner?

It has been widely reported that Joe Biden spent $585,000.50 on a one night stay in Paris on Monday Feb 4th. With Control Towers closing, I would think that it would be a good idea to do what we can to save a few bucks to being a patriotic citizen and coming off my experience … Continue reading 500K+ for a Hotel? Hasn’t Joe Biden Heard of William Shatner?

Rand Paul Set a Radical Example…

Potter: But if you haven't spent all of this year's budget why send the surplus back to Washington? D'Angelo: Number #1 Washington loves to get money, they're always giving it away, you send a bureaucrat back there a check he'll spin in his chair for an hour. After Mash 1983 Right now Washington is going … Continue reading Rand Paul Set a Radical Example…

Football, Fries and Government Spending

I woke up with every muscle of my body aching after a ton of shoveling and overslept a bit so I rolled over and turned on Fox News Sunday to listen to Nancy Pelosi talk about how evil the Sequestration (that she voted for) and how draconian the cuts have ALREADY been in the government. … Continue reading Football, Fries and Government Spending