Frack, baby, frack!

One thing I love about the internet is that it is forever! Here’s the tweet that put me on the right path: Remember when Republicans were ridiculed for saying domestic drilling would lower gas prices to under $2/Gal? #tcot pic.twitter.com/WnilDxHves — Barney Franken (@BarneyFranken) December 13, 2014   Which I followed to the story, in …

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The left and the working class

From the Op/Ed page of The New York Times: Have Democrats Failed the White Working Class? By Thomas B Edsall | December 9, 2014 Why don’t white working-class voters recognize where their economic interests lie? Somewhat self-righteously, Democrats keep asking themselves that question. A better question would be: What has the Democratic Party done for …

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We told you so! Opposition to the Keystone XL Pipeline is costing some people their lives.

We have previously noted that the oil industry’s response to government delays in permitting pipelines simply led to more oil being shipped by rail: Boom! North America’s Explosive Oil-by-Rail Problem By Marcus Stern and Sebastian Jones, Reporting for InsideClimate News Regulators in the United States knew they had to act fast. A train hauling 2 …

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We told you so! Raising taxes has consequences that Democrats just don’t expect

The left are claiming that the Democrats took such a beating in the 2014 elections because evil white folks just despise our (half) black President. Well maybe, just maybe, there could be other reasons. From Forbes: 2014 Showed How Much Taxes Matter By Patrick Gleason | November 6, 2014 Remember when the New York Times, …

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Economics 101: Government cannot really control the economy, but it can waste a lot trying!

From The Wall Street Journal: Basic Costs Squeeze Families Health Care, Cellphones Eat Up Income, Leaving Less for Things Like Movies, Clothes By Ryan Knutson and Theo Francis | Updated Dec. 1, 2014 7:29 p.m. ET The American middle class has absorbed a steep increase in the cost of health care and other necessities as …

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The “Working Class” is deserting the Democrats

We have said it many times before: the Democrats cannot be both the party of the working man and the party of the nonworking man! From Gallup polls: Obama Approval Drops Among Working-Class Whites by Frank Newport PRINCETON, N.J. — President Barack Obama’s job approval rating among white non-college graduates is at 27% so far …

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I will not . . .

. . . go Christmas shopping on Thanksgiving day. Our Thanksgiving dinner is postponed until Sunday, because that’s the next day that no one in the family has to work. It’s perfectly understandable that my wife has to work today: she’s a registered nurse, and hospitals can’t close down for the holidays. But when I …

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Lies, damned lies, and statistics

The left have been trying to tell us just what a great, great! job President Obama has been doing, and how underappreciated he is. One of their claims is that he’s pretty much whipped unemployment, with the official unemployment rate being down to 5.8%. From CNN Money: The New American Dream Exclusive: America’s part-time economy …

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What would happen in a private business that operated like this?

From MSN Money: Medicare Doles Out $45B in Improper Payments The Fiscal Times | Brianna Ehley | November 20, 2014 It’s not news that the federal government has a serious issue with improper payments. During each of the last five years, agencies have doled out more than $100 billion in erroneous payments from various major …

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The most Pyrrhic of victories

Our good friend Jason Scott of the Delaware Liberal is just aghast that Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) has stated that he will support the Senate bill by hopefully-outgoing Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) to get the Keystone XL pipeline project approved. Stan Merriman added this comment: This support by Carper is an outrage. As a recent …

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