It Is Good To Be a Tyrant
Bill Quick

Instapundit » Blog Archive » GANGSTER GOVERNMENT:  WaPo: Is Chief Counsel Retaliating Against IRS Attorney Who Blew Whistle On Multi-Billion Dollar Black Liquor Tax Credit Giveaway? The thing to keep in mind these days is that the US government – in … Continue reading

Oh, Please
Bill Quick

National debt jumps nearly $100 billion in one day to record high | Washington Examiner Does anybody actually take any of the stats reported by the feds seriously at this point?  Why? And for extra gagaliciousness, the video “report” announcing … Continue reading

The Shoe Will Be on the Other Foot in About Seven Months
SteveF

Fox targeted by FEC Dems in first-ever vote to punish debate sponsorship Finally making good on long-harbored anger at conservative media, Democrats on the Federal Election Commission voted in secret to punish Fox News’ sponsorship of a Republican presidential debate, … Continue reading

Charlie Crist – Once a Tit-Sucker, Always a Tit-Sucker
Bill Quick

The NRCC seems to be abandoning ship on David Jolly « Hot Air But with the race looking like a lost cause to begin with, the lack of perceived cooperation over the last two years gives them a perfect excuse … Continue reading

Cautiuon: Government At Work
Bill Quick

Instapundit » Blog Archive » THIS IS CRAZY: Sex with 17-year-old girl is legal in Texas—but sexted pics of her are kid porn…. They could screw up a wet dream. … Continue reading

Maybe If It Didn’t Take Ten Years and Half a Billion Dollars to Develop a New Antibiotic…?
Bill Quick

Instapundit » Blog Archive » WE NEED BETTER ANTIBIOTICS, ALONG WITH BETTER ANTIBIOTIC-ALTERNATIVES: Infection Raises Specter of … I don’t want to live in a world where antibiotics don’t work. If antibiotics stop working, you may not live.  For long, … Continue reading

You Submit – We Steal. Any Other Questions?
Bill Quick

Instapundit » Blog Archive » WELL, THEY SHOULD: Victims of civil asset forfeiture might get more due process. Until last year… Policing for profit is pretty much piracy. Well, keep in mind that the original genesis of government itself was … Continue reading

It’s You. It’s Your Fault. All of It. Of Course It Is.
Bill Quick

TSA blames you for longer lines at airport security checkpoints | NBC4i.com Johnson said the government has a plan to deal with the lines but won’t neglect its duty to stop terrorists. “Our job is to keep the American people … Continue reading

Water, Water Everywhere, And Not a Drop To Drink (Safely)
Bill Quick

Pecan Corner: Flint Michigan, and the Realities of Water Supplies: DIY Solutions Texans Have Used For Decades It was the city government’s responsibility to notify the residents about the acidic water, but at this point, the people – the residents … Continue reading

Godzilla Government
Bill Quick

Classical Values » Laws and Regulations The small pile on top of the shelf is the laws Congress passed. All that other paperwork inside the shelf? The regulations generated by those laws. From little screwups (by definition, just about anything … Continue reading

Tyranny Writ Small
Bill Quick

This city is forcing a family to destroy their vegetable garden…on their own land – Rare family in Sugar Creek, Missouri has been given four days to tear out their entire vegetable garden or face a fine from their municipality. Their … Continue reading

Sex Dead
Bill Quick

Instapundit » Blog Archive » THE RISE OF THE SEX BUREAUCRACY. “We are living in a new sex bureaucracy. Saliently decriminalized … In this Article, we focus on higher education to tell the story of the sex bureaucracy. The story … Continue reading

Saturday Open Thread
Bill Quick

Instapundit » Blog Archive » MEGAN MCARDLE: The Decline Of Cash And The Rise Of Government Power. What’s not to like? Very … Glenn Reynolds: I think that every citizen should have a once-in-a-lifetime option to have the bureaucrat of … Continue reading

Time Payments
Bill Quick

Meet The Pentagon’s $660M ‘Hotplug’ | The Daily Caller Nobody questions whether the U.S. military, especially in combat, deserves weapons and equipment based on the most advanced and effective technologies available. The official response to Peck’s FOIA regarding the number … Continue reading

Gun Running (Out)
Bill Quick

Instapundit » Blog Archive WAIT, “UNWANTED WEAPONS?” WHAT ARE THOSE? Meet Captain Crunch, the Pentagon’s Gun-Eating Machine: This is the shredder that turns unwanted weapons into scrap?. I remember when the US military used to sell, at quite reasonable prices, … Continue reading

They’ll Rob You of Every Damned Penny – And Then Ransack Your Corpse For More
Bill Quick

Instapundit » Blog Archive » AND IT’S (MOSTLY) A DEMOCRATIC VICE: Occupational Licensing As Opportunity Hoarding: One definin… It won’t be easy to reform licensing. Just as traditional universities will resist any challenges to their dominant market position, and just … Continue reading

Should Have Held It In
SteveF

It’s quiet today, so I’ll bring up something near and dear to my heart: fart jokes. Yep, so That Idiot, aka Andrew “The Dumbass” Cuomo, aka Loserboy Who Failed the Bar Exam a Bunch of Times, aka the Goober of … Continue reading

Deanz Makes An Interesting Suggestion
Bill Quick

I promoted this from OT:   Off-Topic and General Interest – Daily Pundit Proposed Constitutional amendment aimed at reducing influence of money and lobbyists on Federal legislators: 1. Amendment 17 is hereby repealed 2. Senators shall be appointed by their … Continue reading

Planning For Failure
Bill Quick

A decade into a project to digitize U.S. immigration forms, just 1 is online – The Washington Post Heaving under mountains of paperwork, the government has spent more than $1 billion trying to replace its antiquated approach to managing immigration with … Continue reading

Representative Details
Bill Quick

Representative Government Is Fiction – Reason.com Going to war is the most consequential step a government can take. If the people have nothing to say about war ex ante, the government can hardly be described as representative. Sure it can.  But … Continue reading

Trump’s Right About the Fed, Yellen, and Obama
Bill Quick

Trump accuses Fed of keeping rates low to help Obama | One America News Network NEW YORK (Reuters) – Republican White House contender Donald Trump accused the U.S. Federal Reserve on Tuesday of keeping interest rates low at the bidding … Continue reading

Surprise! The Debt Jack In The Box Just Popped!
Bill Quick

Debt ceiling lifted, and the same day, debt jumps $339B | Washington Examiner This time around, the national debt has been frozen at its ceiling of about $18.1 trillion since late January, longer than nine months. The Bipartisan Policy Center … Continue reading

Jail Birds of a Feather
Bill Quick

Obama’s ‘Ban the Box’ Order to Move Criminal History to End of Federal Hiring Process | PJ Tatler President Obama announced on a trip to Newark today that he’d be using his executive powers to make it easier for the … Continue reading

Government Produces a Lot of FUD and Grief, However
Bill Quick

Instapundit » Blog Archive » GOVERNMENT IS JUST ANOTHER WORD FOR THE THINGS WE CHOOSE TO DO TOGETHER: DEA agents tied to sex parties, prostitutes rewarded $95,000 in bonuses. Why are government employees getting bonuses in the first place?  In … Continue reading

Money for Nothing
SteveF

Packing heat in Detroit: Motown residents answer police chief’s call to arms In a city plagued by chronic unemployment and crime and guarded by a dwindling police force, residents of Detroit are increasingly taking protection of themselves, their families and … Continue reading

Another Meaningless Christian Thrown to the Ravenous Lions
Bill Quick

OPM hack: Director Katherine Archuleta steps down – CNNPolitics.com Support for Archuleta crumbled after her testimony. But she had never received a thorough vetting of her qualifications for the job. When she won Senate confirmation to lead the Office of … Continue reading

TSA: We Will Kill You If We Have To – For Your Own Good, Of Course
Bill Quick

The TSA’s 12 Signs You Might Be a Terrorist – Reason.com This summer vacation, don’t get detained at the airport. Avoid these suspicious behaviors that TSA agents are actually trained to look for. I wish this wasn’t true, but it … Continue reading

Never Mind. Forget I Asked.
Bill Quick

Why the “biggest government hack ever” got past the feds | Ars Technica Why the “biggest government hack ever” got past the feds Inertia, a lack of internal expertise, and a decade of neglect at OPM led to breach. Shorter … Continue reading

Obama Governemnt: Pathetically Useless
Bill Quick

U.S. Gov’t to Americans Trapped in Yemen: Call India | Washington Free Beacon The State Department is telling U.S. citizens fleeing the fighting in Yemen to contact the government of India or an international NGO dedicated to migrant rights for help, according … Continue reading

The Iron Law of Oligarchy: The Fate of America
Bill Quick

Iron law of oligarchy – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The iron law of oligarchy is a political theory, first developed by the German sociologistRobert Michels in his 1911 book, Political Parties.[1] It claims that rule by an elite, or oligarchy, … Continue reading

Hey, Geektards, Guess What? Now That You’ve Been Permitted to Read It, the Net Neutrality Rule Is Anything But Neutral
Bill Quick

Net Neutrality Full 400-Page Ruling: FCC Adds Loopholes To ‘No Fast Lanes’ Rule Advocates for an open Internet are buzzing all over again after the Federal Communications Commission’s full order intended to preserve net neutrality was posted online Thursday. Now … Continue reading

As if you need another reason to stay away from Chicago
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Constitution what Constitution? The disappeared: Chicago police detain Americans at abuse-laden ‘black site’ . You will notice that the New York Times and The Washington Post are all over this trampling of Americans rights. “The real danger in allowing practices … Continue reading

Bend Over: Here Comes the Government Again, Good and Hard
Bill Quick

FCC Republicans launch last-ditch effort to sink net neutrality plan | Ars Technica Pai already asked for a public release of the 332-page plan weeks ago, at which time Wheeler’s office said, “The Chairman will continue following the FCC’s longstanding … Continue reading