Senator Jim Bunning Asks A Reasonable Question

Jim Bunning
Jim Bunning is my Tiger, at least for today.

Last night, Jim Bunning was the only Senator with the balls to stand up and object to some more out-of-control spending in order to ask how we’re paying for it:

…when no other Senator, including anyone in Republican leadership, would stand up, Senator Bunning took to the floor to object to a unanimous consent request to call up and pass the House-passed extension of a number of expiring so-called “stimulus” and other benefit programs, because Bunning dared to ask the simple question of how these extensions would be paid for.

Senator Bunning’s refusal to acquiesce caused quite a few heated exchanges on the Senate floor, according to Politico, culminating in Senator Bunning muttering “tough sh*t” from his Senate seat after being berated by Democrats for a few hours.

‘Atta boy. It’s about time the people with some sense start showing some spine on Capitol Hill.  Now granted, it’s at best a symbolic gesture, but you gotta start somewhere, right?

Oh Great. April in the D. Wonderful.

Well, here’s the new “April in the D” song that we’re going to hear over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over on FSN Detroit this year.  I don’t think it’s going to be as annoying as previous versions, but talk to me at the end of April and we’ll see how I feel then.

Oh yeah, it’s by “The Victorious Secrets.”  Heh.  Clever.

Doubling Down on Dumb

What a difference a year makes:

Let’s state up front that both parties can act stupidly, and both can engage in almost comically self-destructive behavior at times. History is littered with examples. But never in my lifetime have I seen members of a party engage in such willful self-deception as liberal Democrats are doing today.

This is both stupid and awesome. Stupid, because the Democrats (and Obama especially) keep doubling down on the same horrible ideas that are causing them to become toxic to the electorate of a center-right nation, and awesome, for the same reason. It sucks that we have to go through the occasional bout of extreme stupidity, but it looks like there’s hope for the republic yet…