Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Ten legit public policy questions to ask Ilhan Omar

Every American citizen has the right to ask public policy questions from his lawmakers in the public sphere.  Lawmakers also have the right to answer or refuse.  Ms. Ilhan Omar is not an exception because she is a Muslim.  Our Congress is not a safe zone for Muslims or any other group.

Here are my ten questions:

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Yep..... you're darned right she said that.  Freudian slip?  It sure was.... a true revelation of how she views the need to get more and more young people into voting for Democrats!


Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Meet Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Rasputin

Meet Saikat Chakrabarti, the Rasputin of the 14th Congressional District and arguably the real brains behind the bright new shiny Democrat bauble of Congress now famously branded by the media as AOC, joining the exclusive club (JFK, LBJ, RFK, HRC) of politicians widely referred to by three initials.

In the space of just a few short months, Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, with fewer than 16,000 votes in a primary election, went from the role of obscure bartender to perhaps the most famous and powerful freshman member of Congress ever. She instantly became a media darling who drives ratings and Internet clicks. Senior Democrats such as Sen. Ed Markey gush over her and edge in to get their picture taken with her as they appear to hang on her every word.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Ocasio-Cortez’s failed company is a tax deadbeat: warrant filed over unpaid taxes to New York State

 Despite being the object of a huge amount of media attention, few people seem to know that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tried to be an entrepreneur and fell flat on her face. Her media pals certainly have no interest in publicizing the fact the she embraced socialism after she proved to be utterly, embarrassingly  incompetent at  earning her way.

It’s easy to advocate high taxes on successful people if you don’t pay your own tax bills, of course. But I suspect the real lesson is not so much that Ocasio-Cortez is getting rich off of evading the rules, but rather that she is a total failure at anything requiting practical responsibility, attention to detail, and following the law. After failing, she retreated into the gauzy generalizations of socialism. It is so much easier than running a business to appropriate other people’s money -- from the successful ones who do follow the rules and work the 70 hour weeks necessary to make a success of an entrepreneurial venture, juggling the balls, bearing the risk, and ultimately succeeding. 

Friday, March 8, 2019

Ilhan Omar: World-Historical Figure or Inarticulate Child?

Nancy Pelosi defended Omar essentially on the basis that she is a child and not responsible for her actions:

Oh?  Really?

Omar is 37 years old. She has lived in the United States since she was 13. She is a college graduate. She has been a policy fellow at theUniversity of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs. 

She is married (at least once) and has children. She has been active in politics for years, attending her first caucus at age 14 and serving as a campaign manager and policy aide for various Democratic politicians. She served in the Minnesota legislature before being elected to Congress. While in the legislature, Omar was an Assistant Minority Leader for the DFL caucus. According to Wikipedia, she authored or co-authored at least 266 bills during the 2017-2018 legislative session.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

How Socialism Fails in Theory

 Even as a theory, socialism does not work.  Not only does it distort the nature of human beings, but it misunderstands the nature of property and human need.

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Gas-guzzling car rides expose AOC’s hypocrisy amid Green New Deal pledge

 Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants to save the planet with her Green New Deal, but she keeps tripping over her own giant carbon footprint.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Harvard's last sorority crumbles in face of new sanctions 

 Alpha Phi, Harvard University's last all-female sorority, has cut ties with its parent organization and formed a new co-ed group to avoid sanctions on members of "unrecognized single-gender social organizations."

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Coup’s next

 The most egregious anti-democratic actions ever taken by the what can now fairly be called the Deep State are confirmed with the publication of fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s new book detailing how the FBI and Justice Department plotted to remove President Trump from office for firing FBI Director James Comey.

• Byron York, Washington Examiner: “Eight days in May.”
• Michael Goodwin, New York Post: “Why we should thank Andrew McCabe for his service.”

• Willis Krumholz, Federalist: “7 Big Takeaways From Andrew McCabe’s Planned Coup.”

• Roger Kimball, Spectator USA: “The deep blob.”

• Ramesh Ponnuru National Review: “Keystone Koup.”

Thursday, February 14, 2019

5 insane provisions in the amnesty omnibus bill

Before getting into the details of this crazy omnibus bill, it’s important to recognize that we don’t understand all the details. The worst provisions are written in vague language ensconced in an 1,169-page bill, which has already been posted online in two different versions (the first was 10 pages shorter). That is exactly why Democrats are salivating to vote on this within a few hours of passage, which is exactly why Trump has a responsibility to oppose it immediately and demand at least a short-term clean continuing resolution so that he can digest the consequences of this bill. If he cannot make that simple demand, which would not even trigger a phony shutdown, then his presidency is worthless.

UPDATE  Trump will sign omnibus, then declare National Emergency to get border wall built

Why not refuse to sign the omnibus, offer a clean CR to keep gov’t open, and declare the National Emergency anyway?