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What Should I Call Posts Like This? Everyone Else Already Uses “Nuggets”…

February 21st, 2012 · 2 Comments

So much great stuff around the Silver State’s Intertubes (and beyond) today… ~~~ Attorney General Cortez-Masto says that the presence of a middle man cures otherwise Unconstitutional transfer of money from government to private industry.  Interesting. I really hope NPRI files a lawsuit over this, if for no other reason than I always get a […]

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Non-Live Blog of the State of the Union

January 26th, 2011 · Comments Off on Non-Live Blog of the State of the Union

I couldn’t live blog tonight, as I had a class to teach.  But I listened to most of it on the radio, and watched the rest on DVR when I got home. I wish the entire nation could have seen Governor Sandoval’s speech last night, in order to contrast it with this one.  Sandoval gave […]

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Liveblogging the State of the Union

January 27th, 2010 · 22 Comments

Well, no big surprises.  He made the same promises that he made a year ago, and the only difference is that now we can be even more sure he won’t keep any of them. The big takeaway from me on this was just how unserious this speech was. 

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What We’ve Learned from Cash for Clunkers

August 5th, 2009 · 5 Comments

Obama has declared the program a “success.” But what does that mean?  Consider: Congress authorized $1 Billion for the program, and expected it to last until November.  It didn’t make it past the first week of August.  This is an important thing to consider when considering the President’s own spending and deficit projections. That first […]

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Tags: Big Government · Constitutional Law · Economy · Environment · Health Care · Liberals · Obama · Socialism

Obama’s Press Conference – Does He Really Believe the Garabage Coming Out Of His Mouth?

February 9th, 2009 · 3 Comments

I should have live-blogged this, so ripe it is with stupidity.  But here are some highlights as I sit a watch with increasing outrage and disbelief. Obama claimed that the “Stimulus” bill is stripped of earmarks.  Really?  Are you kidding?  Sure – only if you get really creative with the language.  You can rename all […]

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Four More Years!!

January 19th, 2009 · 1 Comment

No, it’s not a reelection cheer.  It’s the countdown to certain DOOOOOOOM!!!!

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Tags: Environment · Global Warming

Liberal Cheeseheads Are About To Put Other People’s Money Where Their Mouths Are

January 14th, 2009 · 1 Comment

I’ve always said that people who think global warming is the existential threat its proponents claim it is should go all in.  They should ban Christmas lights, street lights, impose blackout-like energy curfews, enforce limits on home sizes, etc.  We could go back to WWII style gas ration cards, and ban unecessary road trips.  People […]

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Tags: Environment · Environmentalists · Global Warming · Liberal Fascism

The Free Market and the Environment

May 5th, 2008 · Comments Off on The Free Market and the Environment

Today I had to go get my car smog checked.  It’s an annual requirement here in Nevada before you can get your license plates renewed, and considering the temperature inversions that can keep a lot of choking pollution at ground level here in the Truckee Meadows, I think it’s not a bad one.  Your individual […]

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Tags: Environment · Free Markets