May
19
2015
0

My Watchdog.org piece on Maryland online sales tax disputes is up.

Link here. Short version: big hotels versus travel agencies. And the governor of Maryland stuck in the middle.

May
19
2015
10

So, why *did* John Kerry pick January 2016 to roll out the Clinton emails?

Basically, the State Department announced that they’d be releasing all of the Hillary Clinton emails that they have at the beginning of next year.  Admittedly, a federal judge is having none of that, but never mind that right now.  You see, Hot Air is questioning the timing:

January of 2016? Could it have come at a worse time? The official beginning of the primaries will be only weeks away, and by that point in time even Hillary will have had to have started answering some questions, making public appearances and talking to reporters. If they’d all just been dumped this winter she might have been able to file any unpleasant results under the “old news” category as she and her husband usually do, but this schedule promises some fresh meat just as the election is heating up on a national level.

If John Kerry were seriously considering another run at the White House I’d almost think that he planned this release date himself for maximum damage.

(more…)

May
19
2015
3

Hillary Clinton hasn’t focus-tested TPP/TPA yet, and good GOD but it shows

I thank the Lord every night that I don’t have to apologize for this campaign.

Because… wow, that’s just bad. I mean, sure, Hillary Clinton boosters would say that it’s a brilliant move on her part – but then, they’d say that if she suddenly decided to defecate in public and then dance a tarantella on her own excrement. Out here in the real world nobody’s walking away all impressed with Secretary Clinton’s acumen.

Another year of this!  Enjoy, mainstream media!  You got what you wished for! …Good, and hard.

May
18
2015
4

Footloose 2: Vincent B. Orange’s Democratic Crusade Against Dupont Circle.

NAME!

THAT!

PARTY*!!!!!

One evening last March, D.C. Council member Vincent B. Orange hit the Dupont Circle clubs with three of his constituents. With a sound meter in hand, the group cut through the alleys behind the bars and weaved through the lines of people on sidewalks, along the way measuring the sounds emanating from these popular weekend spots.

(more…)

May
18
2015
3

Hillary Clinton straight-up lied to Trey Gowdy (@TGowdySC).

Lied, lied, lied.

Basically, she had her lawyer tell Trey Gowdy that a specific email wasn’t being used during Clinton’s term of office. This was directly contradicted by the New York Times today, albeit in passing. Either way: it’s time for Rep. Gowdy to start bringing in people to be subpoenaed, and putting them in jail for contempt if they try to stonewall.  This has gone on for quite long enough.

May
18
2015
3

Pedro Cortes – the man who didn’t stop Kermit Gosnell – wants his old job back.

Hi! Are you pro-life, Pennsylvanian, and didn’t vote for Tom Corbett in the last election?

Yes to all three?

Well, then: you fornicated the canine.  Big time.

New Gov. Tom Wolf has appointed veteran bureaucrat Pedro Cortés as acting secretary of the commonwealth—a top member of the governor’s cabinet and head of the Department of State—pending permanent approval by the Republican-controlled state Senate. This is Cortés’s second stint in this position; his first, from 2003 to 2010 under Gov. Ed Rendell, coincided with the grossest period of negligence in the department’s history of lax enforcement of state abortion and medical regulations.

(more…)

May
18
2015
5

Interesting analysis on the GOP’s relative strength right now.

Let’s toss out the math – I’m sorry, but I have had a sufficiently long enough day that I am not up to explaining the math – and get to the meat:

It goes without saying that Republicans improved upon their showing in the 2014 elections.  Their 54 Senate seats represent the second-best tally for the party since 1928.  Their 247 House seats is the most the party has won since 1928, although when combined with the popular vote percentage, it drops to the second-highest since then (in 1946, the party did slightly better).

At the state level, the GOP’s share of governorships is the ninth-highest since Reconstruction, and the third-highest in the post-war era (1996 and 1998 were higher). The party’s showing in state legislatures is the highest since 1920, the ninth-highest ever, and the third-highest since the end of Reconstruction.

[snip]

This is the Republican Party’s best showing in the index since 1928…

(more…)

Written by in: Politics | Tags:
May
18
2015
0

My Watchdog.org post on NY charter schools is up.

Found here. Short version: everybody hates Bill De Blasio when it comes to charter schools. Except unions.  Go figure.

May
18
2015
3

Tweet of the Day, The NYT Is Starting To Get Peeved At Hillary Clinton edition.

I suspect that Team Hillary is probably going to call somebody to complain.

(more…)

May
17
2015
3

Quote of the Day, So What DOES Hillary Clinton Think About Fast-Track? edition.

By the way: it’s going to pass. It was always going to pass. These things happen when the party controlling Congress, and the President, broadly agree on something. So maybe you should concentrate not so much on that, and focus instead on the delicious DEEP HURTING that will now commence:

Obama’s aggressive defense of fast-track has put him at odds with the left wing of the Democratic Party, including Senators Elizabeth Warren, a leading liberal voice, and Bernie Sanders, who is challenging Hillary Clinton for the party’s 2016 presidential nomination.

On Sunday, Sanders called on Clinton, who was an outspoken supporter of the trade pact as Obama’s secretary of state, to take a stand on Obama’s deal.

“You’re either for it or you’re against it. No fence-sitting on this one,” he said on CNN.

Yes. I cannot wait to hear what Hillary Clinton thinks about fast-track. It should be… ah, ‘highly nuanced?’ Sure, we’ll go with that.

Via @Drudge_Report.

May
17
2015
5

And I’m back…

…and already annoyed enough to chew iron and spit nails, apparently. No rest for the wicked, it seems. Regular posting resuming tomorrow, presumably.

Weird use of that thing people do when they write out one word after the comma, …amusingly? It stops being instinctive when you’re aware that you’re doing it.

May
15
2015
3

We *will* have Russ Feingold to kick around again!

This should be entertaining.

Former Sen. Russ Feingold (D) on Thursday announced he will challenge Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) in 2016, setting up a rematch in the critical swing state of Wisconsin.

In a Web video announcing his candidacy Thursday morning, Feingold portrayed himself as an independent voice that will reach across the aisle to get things done.

(more…)

Site by Neil Stevens | Theme by TheBuckmaker.com