God bless fracking! I have benefited personally

The environmentalists and the left and the Democrats1 would have us believe that fracking is evil, evil, evil! but I, as a working man, sure have seen the benefits. The chart shows what I had to pay for heating oil last winter, in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, compared with what I paid for a delivery on …

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The New York Times subtle hit piece on Carly Fiorina

After having noted recently that Carly Fiorina had been getting very little “free” press, I found this story in The New York Times: For Carly Fiorina, Peripatetic Childhood Helped Build Worldview By Jason Horowitz | November 26, 2015 The 1969 Stanford Law School yearbook notified readers that Joseph Tyree Sneed III, a top professor with …

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For MSNBC, Thanksgiving isn’t a time to be thankful for what you have It's a time to lie to other people, and to lie to yourself

Thanks to William Teach of the Pirate’s Cove, I saw these wonderful hints from MSNBC on how to enjoy political conversation during Thanksgiving dinner. The byline on the article is simply “MSNBC staff,” so we are informed that this isn’t something designated as an opinion piece, but is simply a standard news (?) article. MSNBC …

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The Republican presidential candidate who has done the most to attack Obysmalcare

One of the reasons that I have been more in favor of candidates like Scott Walker, Rick Perry and Carly Fiorina is that I look for candidates who have actually done something, as opposed to those who say that they are going to get something done, if only they are given the opportunity. Senators and …

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Did President Putin take action while President Obama dillied and dallied?

From The Jerusalem Post: Report: Russian ground troops arrive in Syria in unprecedented military action US officials say Russia positioning tanks at Syria airfield Russia confirms that explosive downed plane over Sinai In an unprecedented move, Russia has sent ground-troops into the Syrian battlefield in support of Bashar Assad as the dictator struggles to maintain …

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Some good news for Carly Fiorina But it is dramatically outweighed by the bad

From USAToday: Survey finds conservative Millennials favor Carly Fiorina By Collin Brennan, Christopher Newport University November 23, 2015 9:00 am Despite her falling poll numbers, businesswomen Carly Fiorina has one group of GOP voters in her corner. G2 Analytics, an analytics platform that allows users to give real-time feedback during live or recorded events, and the …

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Economics 101: Maybe people have gotten smarter? Didn't you know? We're supposed to behave the way Our Betters believe we should behave

From The Wall Street Journal: Why the Housing Rebound Hasn’t Lifted the U.S. Economy Much Many homeowners don’t realize they have home equity to tap, while banks have pulled back on loan amounts and other types of loans have become cheaper By Joe Light | November 22, 2015 2:50 p.m. ET American homeowners are finally …

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The federal government loves illegal immigrants . . . and the taxes they pay Too bad Uncle Sam doesn't take into consideration the government benefits they cost

From the Raleigh News & Observer; hat tip to Sister Toldjah! NC worker arrested after complaining about wages Miriam Martinez Solais worked for low wages in a Roxboro restaurant until 2014 After Solais reported lost wages to labor officials, former boss had her investigated Federal labor officials want restaurant owner cited for retaliating against employee …

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Rule 5 Blogging: Vive la France, encore une fois !

It’s the weekend and time, once again, for THE FIRST STREET JOURNAL’S version of Rule 5 Blogging. Robert Stacey Stacy McCain described Rule 5 as posting photos of pretty women somewhat déshabillé, but, on this site, our Rule 5 Blogging doesn’t put up pictures of Laetitia Casta in her summer clothes, but women, in full …

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