Did you know it is against the law for your federal dollars to be used to fund abortions? (wink wink). That’s right. In the Title X Family Planning Program (Public Law 91-572), signed by Richard Nixon in 1970, it clearly stipulates that “None of the funds appropriated under this title shall be used in programs where abortion is a method of family planning.” (Section 1008)

There was a young man named Tom who had a serious meth addiction. As you might imagine, Tom’s addiction was costly…and it was severely impeding his ability to pay his bills. Consequently, Tom had to make a decision on whether to make his mortgage payment and keep his home, or spend the money on his drug habit, and lose his home. He couldn’t afford to do both. Then it occurred to Tom that perhaps he could go to his father and ask him…

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Obama’s Great Recession

Our Chief-Story-Teller is claiming the US economy has improved since his inauguration. I wonder from which fortune cookie he pulled that nonsense. Then in June, he said: “the private sector is doing fine.” Sooner or later, OBama needs to hone in on the truth or get better at lying. Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness.

Regardless of what Obama says, you will always have to unravel his fictional narrative. While he claims to have a “laser focus” on jobs, he also admits he sometimes forgets the impact of the recession. Todays walkaway: Regardless of his swag, the record show that the programs Obama has put in place have failed. Keynesianism doesn’t work, never has worked, and never will work.

For all of his talk about jobs and the economy, most of Obama’s economic and job ‘recovery’ speeches…

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The Conservative Citizen


Imagine, if you will, a white president – let’s call him “George Bush” for illustration purposes – sending his white Attorney General to meet with white pastors of white churches in a concerted effort to coach those white pastors on how they can best energize their white congregations to get out and vote to reelect said white president this November. Oh – and throw in a white IRS administrator to ride along as wingman, too.

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International Liberty

In a post last week, I explained that Obama has been a big spender, but noted his profligacy is disguised because TARP outlays caused a spike in spending during Bush’s last fiscal year (FY2009, which began October 1, 2008). Meanwhile, repayments from banks in subsequent years count as “negative spending,” further hiding the underlying trend in outlays.

When you strip away those one-time factors, it turns out that Obama has allowed domestic spending to increase at the fastest rate since Richard Nixon.

I then did another post yesterday, where I looked at total spending (other than interest payments and bailout costs) and showed that Obama has presided over the biggest spending increases since Lyndon Johnson.

Looking at the charts, it’s also rather obvious that party labels don’t mean much. Bill Clinton presided during a period of spending restraint, while every Republican other than Reagan has a dismal…

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Convicted Bomber Brett Kimberlin,
Neal Rauhauser, Ron Brynaert,
and Their Campaign of Political Terrorism

Patterico @ 12:54 am

Filed under: Brett Kimberlin,Neal Rauhauser,Ron Brynaert,Scum,Velvet Revolution — Patterico @ 12:54 am

You’re about to listen to one of the most bone-chilling pieces of audio you will ever hear. At least, it was to me when I first heard it.

It’s a phone call that could have gotten me killed.

In this post you will hear that audio clip. You will also read about a months-long campaign of harassment carried out by at least three individuals: Ron Brynaert, Neal Rauhauser, and Brett Kimberlin — much of it directed at critics of Brett Kimberlin. This harassment includes repeated references to critics’ family members, workplace complaints, publication of personal information such as home addresses and pictures of residences, bogus allegations of criminal activity, whisper campaigns, frivolous legal actions, and frivolous State Bar complaints.


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As one crying in the wilderness Dan

International Liberty

It seems I was put on the planet to educate people about the negative economic impact of excessive government. Though I must be doing a bad job because the burden of the public sector keeps rising.

But hope springs eternal. To help make the case, I’ve cited research from international bureaucracies such as the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, and European Central Bank. And since most of those organizations lean to the left, these results should be particularly persuasive.

I’ve also cited the work of academic scholars from all over the world, including the United States, Australia, and Sweden. The evidence is very persuasive that big government is associated with weaker economic performance.

Now we have some new research from the United Kingdom. The Centre for Policy Studies has released a new study, authored by Ryan…

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