Obamacare Declared Unconstitutional – Federal Judge Roger Vinson of the Northern District of Florida

Federal Judge Roger Vinson of the Northern District of Florida, in a lawsuit by 26 state attorney generals, has held that Obamacare is unconstitutional. Judge Vinson first found that: The individual mandate is unconstitutional. That the individual mandate could not be severed from the rest of the law. This required that the entire law be deemed unconstitutional.…

The Uncivil Left…

Predictable. Somebody remind me again how the lack of civility is a problem caused exclusively by the right? From Jennifer Rubin at the Washington Post… Showing no concern for the new civility push that followed the Arizona massacre, a group of leftist activists from groups including Code Pink, Common Cause and jewel of liberal think…

Republican opposition to Obama is racist…

…or at least that is what we are told. On the on-line forums of the local paper, the Panama City News Herald, conservatives get this all the time. It is a favorite of the farthest of the left. There is just no possibility that we could oppose any of his policies because that would be…

Blue on Blue Violence

Carol Mosley Braun must have missed the memo on civility. Here she is accusing her opponent for mayor of Chicago, a fellow Democrat, of being a crack addict: Braun is no stranger to a little untruth (lies) when it advances her agenda or improves her public persona. She recently was called on the carpet for…

Global Fakery

Anthropogenic global warming. Settled science, right? Apparently not so much. It is so unsettled, that NASA, NOAA and the British Met have to change data to get where they want to go…and they ain’t too forthcoming with the raw numbers… John Hinderaker at Powerline posts something interesting – it appears that NASA and NOAA are…

The Trouble with Liberals

I now know what is wrong with liberals. It boils down to two basic things. Selective memory (political amnesia) Cognitive/confirmation bias Yet another letter to the editor extolling on the incivility of the “right” in the local paper triggered it. As far as selective memory, a goldfish has a total memory recall of 3 seconds,…

Vaclav Havel on the economy…

Via Ace and NoLeftTurns at the Ashbrook Center: Explaining the reason for the Czech Republic’s economic slump in the mid-90’s, then-President Vaclav Havel postulated that it was a “punishment for pride”: The government has embraced an arrogant ideology. They claim to know the key to prosperity. It’s analogous to communism. They thought the same thing.…

Rule 5 Friday – Irina Shayk

Tunisia and Egypt are on fire. Hezbollah solidifies it’s hold on the government of Lebanon. Israel, the only island of stability in this region may be brought, once again, to the brink of war. What are we doing here in America? We are talking about high speed rail, solar shingles, “green jobs” and “winning the…

Don’t you just love a story with a happy ending?

From my days of traveling in India, I learned several things. One of those things was that the legends surrounding the Ghurkas are less legend and more pure awesome made out of human flesh. From a Nepalese newspaper: Lone Nepali Gorkha who subdued 40 train robbers Gorkha soldiers have long been known the world over…

Will Charter Schools Cure America’s Blues?

Walter Russell Mead is the James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and Humanities at Bard College and Editor-at-Large of The American Interest magazine. He writes today: As the blue social model gradually falls apart and American society casts restlessly about for something to replace it, charter schools may be on the cutting edge of…

Waivermania!!!

Michelle Malkin has been all over this. You won’t see it anywhere else because it doesn’t fit the narrative of “health care for all”. This is important stuff. It is just another reason for a complete repeal of the abomination known as Obamacare… The nation’s capital is freaking out over a winter snowstorm. But everyone…

The more you spend, the more you save…

Adam Smith, John Maynard Keynes, Friedrich Hayek, Milton Friedman – names that are always in the news when discussing economics in America. It is great to have all these experts and to read and understand their research and views. Sometimes it seems that all that knowledge over-complicates our current situation to the point that many…

Intentionalism vs. Textualism

Civility – it is the new black. In a representative republic, there will always be passionate opposition. When liberals are out of power, it is called “patriotic dissent” or “speaking truth to power”. When they are in power, opposition becomes “uncivil”, “hate speech” or “creating a climate of fear”. We argue over the role and…

Our WTF Moment…

Fascism and communism are not two opposites, but two rival gangs fighting over the same territory . . . both are variants of statism, based on the collectivist principle that man is the rightless slave of the state. –          Ayn Rand In The Road to Serfdom , written by the Austrian-born economist and philosopher Friedrich von Hayek…

Unsafe at any speed…

This is something that I wrote in November of 2010, prior to the elections but Glenn Reynolds mentioned today that a reader said that the SOTU reminded him of the Dunning-Kruger Effect after reading this… Emanuel’s ad-hocracy, meanwhile, didn’t faze Obama. The president’s friend and adviser Valerie Jarrett sometimes pointed out that not only had…

An Affirmative Action President?

Promoted from the old blog from September 8, 2010 but relevant to last night’s SOTU address. In any honest debate, both sides of a proposition are presented and examined and independent minds then judge which side presented the most compelling argument. The two sides are called by many names, for/against, positive/negative or thesis/antithesis. This is…

Hubble telescope captures 2 runaway stars…

Both are decaying rapidly and are seen moving to the right at incredible speed. The first… The blue star near the center of this image is Zeta Ophiuchi. When seen in visible light it appears as a relatively dim red star surrounded by other dim stars and (see image below right). Ahead of Zeta Ophiuchi,…