The Big Short Stands Tall on Explanations, but Gives No Solution

Recognizing that it’s only January, I can already say with some degree of confidence that The Big Short is the best movie that’s going to be released this year. As a movie, it succeeds on every level. The acting, directing, editing, cinematography, music, pacing, and script are all superb. The movie has an eclectic range of emotional and genre modes as well. Sometimes hilarious, other times tear-jerking, always compelling. But it’s the content and delivery of The Big Short that surprised Read more […]

Guess Why School Officials Made This Student Cover up his Star Wars Shirt

Star Wars:  The Force Awakens is premiering in the U.S. on the 18th. Naturally, there are a lot of fans who are excited about the film. Kids are coming to school wearing Star Wars t-shirts. Seventh grader Colton Southern was one of those students. He came to school wearing a shirt featuring a storm trooper. So, what could be wrong with that? Well, it was what the storm trooper was carrying that was the issue. He was pictured holding a rifle-like weapon. (Gasp!) When school officials spotted Read more […]

Pundits Quick to Blame Snowden for Paris Attacks

If the aftermath of 9/11 taught us anything, it is that centralized governments slouching toward totalitarianism never let a crisis go to waste. And, in a corollary, citizens are far more credulous and trusting when they have just experienced a trauma. So, in the wake of the Paris attacks, it doesn’t surprise me at all that the intelligence community is calling for ever more lenient restrictions on their data collection and powers. And people are giving it to them. In fact, the intelligence Read more […]

No One Really Wants States’ Rights Because No One Really Wants Local Accountability

It’s that simple. States’ Rights advocates all over the country talk about how states have no authority or power and how the federal government has subsumed powers that do not properly belong to it in the Constitution. But the most important piece of this discussion revolves around taxation, and it’s where even some of the most ardent states’ rights folks start to falter. I believe that the only way to return power to local governments is for local governments to be the only tax-collecting Read more […]

Social Security Will Not Get Cost of Living Adjustment in 2016

People on Social Security “benefits” will not see a cost-of-living increase in 2016. This is only the third time since 1975 that this has happened, and Social Security recipients are not happy about it for obvious reasons: The annual cost of living adjustment, or COLA, is based on the government’s measure of inflation. This year’s lack of COLA has Social Security beneficiaries worried. “It’s terrible the way they’re doing old people that have worked all their lives and are barely getting Read more […]

Government’s Own Audit says Investment-for-Green Card Program has HUGE Fraud Potential

Department of Homeland Security officials managing an investment-for-green-card program only pursue national security or fraud concerns that jeopardize the deal, and they don’t know if the program works effectively, a federal watchdog reported Wednesday. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service employees oversee the controversial EB-5 program, in which foreigners can invest a minimum of $500,000 in a company to employ or maintain at least 10 U.S. citizens, in exchange for permanent residency Read more […]

New Vaccine Law Forces California Parents to Vaccinate Children

This country is all about equality, freedom, liberty to do as you please. Unless you are not party to the ruling elite’s agenda or ideology. Then you have no rights at all. That’s the message parents keep getting about vaccinations, especially in light of a new law in California that basically forces parents to vaccinate: Gov. Jerry Brown wasted no time Tuesday in signing a contentious California bill [SB277] to impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country following an Read more […]

Students Create Salt and Sugar “Black Market” in Response to Michelle’s Food Rules

If you force kids to eat old, outdated, or bland food for lunch at school, don’t be surprised to find that they’ve created a black market for substances that enhance, or in many cases mask, the flavor of the food. The Washington Free Beacon reported: During a hearing before the House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, chaired by Rep. Todd Rokita (R., Ind.), a school administrator told Congress of the “unintended consequences” of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Read more […]

Is the Labor Department Lying About Unemployment?

Anyone who is actually on the ground trying to find a job knows that the American job market is bleak. But the statistics coming from the Labor Department (with the help of the Census Bureau) are not quite as dismal as reality: This Friday, the Labor Department will announce job growth and the unemployment rate for April and — drum roll, please — it probably won’t look as ugly as the GDP. That’s because Labor uses trick statistics when it gives a picture of the springtime job market. Read more […]

Now Obama Wants to Regulate Ceiling Fans!

The Obama administration is trying to regulate our ceiling fans after attacking light bulbs and wood stoves, and Rep. Marsha Blackburn is pushing back. The Tennessee Republican has been pushing against Department of Energy regulations mandating energy efficiency requirements on ceiling fans and natural gas furnaces. Blackburn co-sponsored an amendment to defund the DOE’s ceiling fan energy efficiency regulations on ceiling fans passed by voice vote in the House last night. “Just like Read more […]

Apparently strippers at Funerals is a ‘Thing’ in China and the Government Doesn’t Like it

Even in death Chinese citizens can’t get away from their oppressive government. Apparently strippers at Funerals is a ‘Thing’ in China and the Government Doesn’t Like it so they’ve begun moving to try to enforce a stripper ban. See liberals this is what happens when you let big government run amok, even when you’re dead the government wants to micromanage things…   The tradition of hiring strippers to perform at funerals in China has captured the Internet’s attention, which means Read more […]

Most Welfare Recipients Already Have Jobs?

In a recent report, it was found that most recipients of welfare have jobs. But those jobs just don’t pay enough for people to survive: The study found that 56% of federal and state dollars spent between 2009 and 2011 on welfare programs — including Medicaid, food stamps and the Earned Income Tax Credit — flowed to working families and individuals with jobs. In some industries, about half the workforce relies on welfare. “When companies pay too little for workers to provide for their Read more […]