Utterly Predictable

The law of unintended consequences strikes the state of Michigan: Since the ban on smoking in [small bars and restaurants] has been implemented, there has been a dramatic DECREASE in attendance at these locations.  Profits are down, and more businesses suffer under the heavy hand of our state government, and the do-gooders who inhabit it. I’m pretty sure that everyone … Read More

Profiles In Congressional Awfulness: John Kerry

Former Presidential Candidate and current Senatorial Embarrassment John Kerry opened his mouth today and a whole bunch of stupid stuff fell out of it.  This condition, of course, is rampant among our congressional representatives these days; Kerry’s case is, I fear, terminal.  From a U.S. News article entitled “John Kerry Says Voter Anger at Washington Is Hypocritical“: Times are tough, … Read More

In Shocking Turn Of Events, CBO Announces That Congress Is Filled With Deceitful Scum

Alternate headline: THEY LIED.  But we knew that before they passed this rancid loaf, didn’t we?  And frankly, they’ve been confirming that ever since. Regardless, here’s the news that anyone with any intelligence and honesty knew was coming: Congressional Budget Office estimates released Tuesday predict the health care overhaul will likely cost about $115 billion more in discretionary spending over … Read More

Democrats Seek Help From Psychologist

Levin

I don’t see how this is going to help, as psychologists can’t prescribe drugs and the Dems are clearly off their meds.  But for what it’s worth: …retiring Democratic Senator Byron Dorgan (N.D.) recently brought psychologist Drew Westen in to see the Democratic caucus, because Dorgan is convinced that the Democrats’ problem is one of messaging. This always comes up, … Read More

Idiots At MSNBC Fail To Grasp Simplest Concepts

Actual MSNBC chyron: “Law Makes it a Crime to be Illegal Immigrant.” Hey geniuses: it’s already a crime to be an illegal immigrant. You might have been tipped off by the term “Illegal Immigrant.” Ace notes that the idiocy isn’t restricted to MSNBC, and adds: In related news, Minnesota is “seriously considering” a law that would make the intentional killing … Read More

Liars.

Filthy, stinking, brazen liars: The economic report released last week by Health and Human Services, which indicated that President Barack Obama’s health care “reform” law would actually increase the cost of health care and impose higher costs on consumers, had been submitted to the office of HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius more than a week before the Congressional votes on the bill, … Read More

Welcome to Portland

Ed Morrisey notes this photo of a protest outside a Sarah Palin speech in Eugene, Oregon: Yes, that’s right: Eugene is a hate-free zone, except for the person who hopes that Sarah Palin chokes.  Nice touch with the Obama logo there, chum.  Don Surber adds: Yes, that’s pretty liberal — harassing people who went to see someone speak. From the … Read More

Carl Levin ♥s The VAT

On occasion, the “World’s Greatest Deliberative Body” will do something that makes sense.  It appears that last week, we arrived at one of those auspicious moments: Bipartisanship has broken out in the Senate, not that the media bothered to notice. Last week John McCain introduced a resolution stating that “It is the sense of the Senate that the Value Added … Read More

Great Job, Morons

The New York Times seems to be noticing (a bit too late, natch) that Obamacare isn’t actually going to make health care any better.  Jennifer Rubin, writing at Contentions, is shocked, shocked: So we’re going to force individuals to buy more-expensive plans than they might want (the issue Paul Ryan alluded to at the health-care summit), dump them into pools … Read More