I Owe My Soul...

If you’ve never seen it, this excellent video from Iowahawk on the National Debt is a must-see on Tax Day. And bear in mind that he made it in 2011, before Obama doubled the debt.

From The Trailer Park - An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power

aka ManBearPig 2: Electric Bogaloo. This time, he’s SUPER serial!

Man, where’s Mike and the Bots from MST3K when you need them?

Friday Open Thread

A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress, B-1 Lancer and B-2 Spirit fly over Guam after launching from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, for an integrated bomber operation Aug.17, 2016. This mission marks the first time in history that all three of Air Force Global Strike Command’s strategic bomber aircraft are simultaneously conducting integrated operations […]

Well, How About That?

Liberals are mad because Ben Carson referred to slaves as immigrants. But Obama liked that comparison so much, he made it no less than eleven times. Liberal outrage: zero.

That’s because liberals don’t believe in anything except power. Carson is on the other side and thus his success in that role represents a […]

Why We Need An Electoral College

Any questions?

Poker, Straight, Two Faced

Here is Jonoathan Rauch, in the New York Times, highlights what is wrong with out politics — justifying lying — so long as it’s done in order to get things done. Here’s a taste:

Often, the only way to get something done is to have separate private and public truths. Behind closed doors, nothing […]

Pyrrhic vs. Schadenfreude

I was thinking my preference for this election was a Trump victory for the sole, schadenfreude joy of knowing that at some point on November 8th Hillary Clinton would understand that it was all for naught. (Although once I allowed myself an acceptable period to laugh with glee, I would be sobered by the […]

Sic Transit Finis Aetatis

This, http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=366024

post at ace.mu.nu should be read in its entirety, but here’s the takeaway:

“That vote was on strictly partisan lines, with not a single Democrat on the committee finding Pagliano’s ignoring of Congressional subpoenas to be worthy of censure.”

Congress grants the dude immunity so he can save his own skin and […]

Death (of a State Economy) and Taxes

As the state of Connecticut recently reached the 25-year anniversary of its income tax, Fred Lucas at The Daily Signal has taken a look at how the state has fared since the tax’s inception. It was proposed in 1991 by the state’s Governor, former Republican-turned-Independent Gov. Lowell Weicker. Citing the high debt and out-of-control […]

Rio Degeneration

Critics of socialist President Rousseff celebrate her impeachment on the streets of Sao Paolo.

In my previous post about how far-left policies are sinking South American countries while free-market capitalist policies are allowing them to thrive, I briefly mentioned socialist Brazil as an example of the former. While we’ve all read the stories […]