Monthly Archives: February 2011

Majority of Americans Want Unionized Bureaucracy

A new NYT/CBS poll finds Americans wish to keep the status quo: Americans oppose weakening the bargaining rights of public employee unions by a margin of nearly two to one: 60 percent to 33 percent. While a slim majority of … Continue reading

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Public Unions and Political Favoritism

Steven Malanga of the Manhattan Institute has some interesting insight into the history of public unions and political favors that have led to the debate in Wisconsin: Collective Bargaining Doesn’t Work In the Public Sector As unions played an increasingly … Continue reading

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Why Civil Service Needs Reform

President Obama said public employees should not be “denigrated or vilified” in a bipartisan meeting with state governors Monday morning MSNBC reports: The president, who also used his remarks to continue to make his case for investments in education, innovation, … Continue reading

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Painful Truths in Wisconsin

As the debate over public unions continues to swirl in Wisconsin and across the country, some very painful truths have been overlooked: Facts Overshadowed In Debate Over Union Bill But the key to that plan, according to Walker, is ending … Continue reading

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Can’t Get Enough – Oscar Edition

The only Oscar winning song to never be performed during the telecast. And possibly the most inspirational.

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Can’t Get Enough

Cold is the water, it freezes your already cold mind Already cold, cold mind And death is at your doorstep and it will steal your innocence But it will not steal your substance But you are not alone in this … Continue reading

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Study: One Quarter of Antidepressant Users Never Diagnosed With Depression, Anxiety Disorders

A study released by the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry that reveals some shocking statistics about the manner in which antidepressants are prescribed in the United States. From Reuters: More than a quarter of Americans taking antidepressants have never been diagnosed with … Continue reading

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Koched Up: The Wisconsin Power Grab Exposed

The progressives just can’t let go of their Kochspiracy theories, as they have now moved the goal post ever so slightly: I’m certainly not going to argue with Michael Kanellos about the Kochs, being that I’m a conservative environmentalist like … Continue reading

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Massive Solar Flare Caught on Video

Captured on Thursday, February 24, this solar flare is considerably smaller than the Class X flare on Valentine’s Day, but still significant, Space.com reports: Thursday’s solar flare erupted from a new spot on the sun called sunspot 1163, according to … Continue reading

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How Public Unions Hurt Teachers

Our friend Pathteacher has kindly given permission to post his interesting insight on some additional unintended consequences of public education unions: Unionized Teachers. Professionals trapped in their job like no other. Many public school teachers belong to unions affiliated with … Continue reading

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You Can’t Make This Stuff Up: Updated

The website Crooks and Liars is living up to its name yet again, and the irony is too rich: The problem is the media types did do their job, and all too well, if progressive bloggers like Susie Madrak would … Continue reading

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Crackdown in China

The totalitarian regime in Beijing is doing everything in its power to increased their chokehold on the Chinese people: An anonymous online campaign calling for pro-democracy demonstrations across China on Sunday has been met with the detention of human rights … Continue reading

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Iran’s Nuclear Bust

It seems the struggle for nuclear superiority has suffered a major set back for Iran: In a major setback to Iran’s nuclear program, technicians will have to unload fuel from the country’s first atomic power plant because of an unspecified … Continue reading

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Searching For Jon Huntsman

A very strange story has come out of China regarding US Ambassador (and possible Republican candidate for President in 2012) Jon Huntsman.  It seems that Jon Huntsman’s name has been “scrubbed” from certain Chinese search engines and microblogging sites. Some believe that … Continue reading

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Can’t Get Enough

This song has quickly managed to lodge itself in my head. Kind of sticks with you after you’ve listened to it.

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School District Liberates Itself

Facing a $40 million deficit in the heart of Wingnutia, Providence Mayor Angel Taveras fired all the city’s teachers last night: After two hours of contentious discussion, the School Board voted 4 to 3 Thursday night to send out termination … Continue reading

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Netroots to Protest Everywhere

The progressives at Daily Kos are cranking up their distortion machinery via emails: They want all workplaces to become dictatorships. The level of ignorance and hyperbole here is simply astounding. First of all, OSHA is not being outlawed. Second, free … Continue reading

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Beatles Song of the Week – Happy Birthday George!

 We want to pause today to remember George Harrison on what would have been his 68th birthday.  We feel that there is no better way to do this than to play what we consider to be his masterpiece, “Within You, … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Assembly Votes – Passes Bill

The Wisconsin Assembly has passed Governor Walker’s budget repair bill: The Wisconsin state Assembly early on Friday approved a Republican proposal to strip public sector unions of most collective bargaining rights despite fierce objections from Democrats and labor unions. The … Continue reading

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Life, Love and 5 Year Old Philosophy

She knows what she wants, and she’s not afraid to say so.

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Bush Assassination Attempt Thwarted

A young Saudi national was arrested today for plotting to bomb President Bush’s house: A young Saudi man has been arrested in Texas for allegedly seeking to bomb targets in the United States, including the home of former President George … Continue reading

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Poll: 67% of Americans Disapprove of Democrats “Flee” Tactic

In a poll released by Rasmussen on Tuesday it seems that a large majority of Americans disapprove of the manner in which the Democrat Senators in Wisconsin (and now in Indiana) chose to avoid a vote they were most likely … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: Huntsman for America

It looks like Jon Huntsman is getting serious about the 2012 election, at least according to his new Twitter account: So far, huntsmanforamerica is nothing more than a Go Daddy page. I’m assuming the content won’t be unveiled until after … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“To admit as true that government employees have power to halt or check the functions of government unless their demands are satisfied, is to transfer to them all legislative, executive and judicial power.” New York Supreme Court, 1943

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Can’t Get Enough

Finally! Someone uploaded this awesome Black Joe Lewis and The Honey Bears song I’ve been wanting to play for weeks now. The album’s not out just yet – a few more weeks, but I already love this tune enough that … Continue reading

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