From the daily archives:

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Balanced Budget Amendment

February 4, 2010

Some members of the GOP in the House are introducing a balanced budget amendment, which would prohibit the federal government from running an annual deficit.  While it doesn’t have a chance in hell, the GOP would be wise to make noise about this, and call Obama and the Democrats to take a stand on it, [...]

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Scott Brown Sworn in as Senator; Democrats Lose Supermajority

February 4, 2010

Just a few moments ago, Scott Brown was sworn in as a United States Senator, replacing interim Senator Paul Kirk.  Liberal interest groups everywhere (labor unions) are fuming.  Congratulations, Senator Brown.  Do us proud. Stay true to yourself and your principles, and don’t let Washington change you. Note to the Democrats:  your super-majority is over. [...]

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Leaving New Jersey

February 4, 2010

No, I’m staying, but a recent study just found that from 2004-2008 $70 billion did leave the Garden State, while the amount of money donated to non-profit organizations dropped $1.3 billion — that’s partly due to the fact that charitable giving in New Jersey is NOT tax deductible! Yeah, we suck.  Especially when MTV’s Jersey [...]

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Justice Thomas Explains Citizens United Case in Simple Terms

February 4, 2010

Justice Clarence Thomas explained the Citizens United v. FEC case in the simplest terms that I have heard yet: If 10 of you got together and decided to speak, just as a group, you’d say you have First Amendment rights to speak and the First Amendment right of association. If you all then formed a [...]

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William Galvin Certifies Scott Brown’s Election to Senate

February 4, 2010

Sixteen days after the fact, Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin has finally certified Scott Brown’s January 19 election victory over Democrat Martha Coakley.  In doing so, Galvin urged Brown to “respect the rights of the majority.” It would have been nice if Galvin simply followed his own advice.  The majority of voters, in [...]

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Jobless Claims Up

February 4, 2010

New jobless claims “rose unexpectedly” to 480,000, for the week ending January 30.  Economists are concerned that the bottoming-out of the labor market that they all thought had occurred has simply not occurred.  Unemployment shows no signs of abating, and all the Democrats want to do is spend more.  Their mantra “jobs, jobs, jobs” can [...]

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Charlie Crist Tries to Compare Himself to Reagan

February 4, 2010

Gov. Charlie Crist (RINO-FL), who is vying for the GOP nomination for the U.S. Senate against conservative Marco Rubio (R-FL), tried to compare himself to Ronald Reagan, saying: “If I’m a RINO, then so is Ronald Reagan. I’m [a] less taxing, less spending, less government, more freedom kind of guy and I just take a [...]

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The Myth of the Persistent Vegetative State

February 4, 2010

I’ve always been a skeptic of the concept of the medical “Persistent Vegetative State.”  A lot of my skeptesism came from my father’s battle with brain cancer, which he ultimately lost back in 2002.  About a month before he died, my dad suffered a seizure that left him unable to breath on his own.  The [...]

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