What Postage Stamps Can Tell Us About Obamacare

The US Postal Service will destroy an entire print run of new stamps because they apparently encourage unsafe behavior in children. The “Just Move” collection of stamps was commissioned to encourage juvenile philatelists (wherever they may be) to exercise. These stamps depict young people engaging in all sorts of healthful activities like biking, skateboarding, swimming, and running. The well-meaning stamp collection came under fire when Michelle Obama, outspoken about her interest in children’s Read more […]

Americans Shocked At Obamacare Premium Increases

“Obama promised would see $2,500 in annual savings as far as the eye could see…Between 2014 and 2022, the increase in national health spending (which the Medicare actuaries specifically attribute to the law) amounts to $7,450 per family of 4.” – Forbes “The study says 27-year-old men in Nebraska will see a whopping 279 percent increase in premiums and 27-year-old women in Nebraska will get an also-shocking 227 percent increase in rates.” – watchdog.org “Based on a Manhattan Institute analysis Read more […]

Boy Facing Expulsion For Turning In Hunting Knife At School Football Game

I remember being at the airport about 10 years ago and forgetting that I had a pocketknife on me. I always had it on me, and I remembered that I had it as I was going through security. Instead of waiting for the security personnel to find it, I decided I would tell them as soon as I could, so that they wouldn’t think I was trying to sneak it in. I pulled it out of my jacket where I always kept it and gave it to one of the guards. He gasped as if I were holding an explosive device. With eyes wide Read more […]

Biden Goes After Violent Media With Taxation

Taxation is an interesting concept. While most Americans scoff at the tax system–and rightfully so–it is a necessary part of life in the United States. In order that the government remains able to operate, it needs a supply of money from those living within the confines of our democracy. That is fact. What boils the blood, however, is over-taxation. As the government grows unnecessarily, so do our taxes. That is fact. Even worse than over-taxation is targeted taxation; targeting specific items Read more […]

Obama Urges Grads to Ignore Tyranny Warnings

President Obama gave the commencement speech at Ohio State University this weekend. He urged the graduates to reject the voices in the culture that are always warning that government tyranny lurks around the corner. (Video here.) Two things: 1. We need no further proof to justify a chorus of horse-laughter over his claim to being a Constitutional scholar. Because a Constitutional scholar would have read a book or two. Specifically, say, the Federalist Papers and the Anti-Federalist Papers. Read more […]

Mayor Bloomberg Goes Crazy

Hunger is a force to be reckoned with; it is a motion that cannot be stopped unless it is quenched. But once hunger is sated, it comes again, often more urgently than before. This applies to hunger, in the typical sense, but also the hunger for life, money, faith and power. Once a taste is in your mouth, more is needed to fulfill you the following round. Mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, has such a hunger. He has a complex need for power that doesn’t ever seem to be sated. This power hunger Read more […]

England Considering Ban On Kitchen Knives

The slippery slope is usually considered to be a fallacious type of argumentation. By invoking the slippery slope, you are essentially saying that if one thing occurs at the top of this metaphorical slope, you have no other option but to slide down further. That being said–though it is often categorized with other fallacious argumentation, like ad hominem–slippery slope actually is applicable to some things. For instance, consider the following story. According to The Inquisitor: “A West Read more […]

Let them Eat Cheerios and Peanut Butter and Jelly; We Do!

Some time ago my family outlawed the purchase of meals in our schools cafeteria. I always thought a bag lunch was superior to cafeteria food and I was ecstatic at the thought of decreasing my personal subsidy for public school free breakfast/lunch entitlement programs.  You see I consider them a breeding ground for the “income redistribution” mindset and, as they say, if you are not part of the solution you are part of the problem. Don’t get me wrong I understand the importance of nutrition’s Read more […]

Should Smokers Be Forced To Buy A License?

If I had to describe New York Mayor Bloomberg’s large soda ban in 10 words or less, this is how I’d do it: asinine, ridiculous, insane, laughable, invasive, patriarchal, insane, unnecessary, insane and useless. That being said, what could be worse, or more laughably inane than a discussion about a “smokers license?” The answer is nothing. According to a local CBS affiliate in Washington DC: “In this week’s PLOS Medicine medical journal, two leading tobacco control advocates debate the merits Read more […]

Why Thomas Friedman is a Eugenicist nutjob

NY Times columnist Thomas Friedman is Pro-life. He gave that title to his Sunday column, so it should be beyond dispute, right? “Why I am Pro-life” works if you understand by “life” the success and wealth of people like Thomas Friedman unencumbered by the cares of the weak and the helpless. Nothing should ever hamper or hurt you in Friedman’s world. If through no fault of your own you find yourself related to someone who could derail your hopes and aspirations for yourself, you simply Read more […]