Friday, January 31, 2014

Ted Cruz gets praise for Heritage Foundation foreign policy speech

Let the Finger Pointing Over the Great Atlanta Winter Storm of 2014 Begin

The freak snow storm that shut down the city of Atlanta, stranding untold numbers of people in department stores, offices, and school classrooms, and turning highways into something resembling "The Walking Dead" is having political fallout.

Henry Waxman to Retire from Congress After 40 Years

Rep. Henry Waxman, D-CA, one of the last of the infamous "Watergate class" of uberliberals elected to Congress in 1974 after Nixon resigned, has announced his retirement. The cause of "climate change" may suffer as a result.

The Cheerios Ad, the Bi-Racial Family, and More Hate from MSNBC

It all started with a charming Cheerios commercial that depicted a bi-racial family using the product to inform a little girl she is about to get a baby brother. What someone at MSNBC tweeted was somewhat less than charming.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Gafur Rakhimov: The Heroin Trafficker Who Brought the Winter Olympics to Sochi
California mulls tax breaks to keep commercial space firms from leaving

Could the Courts Throw Out Obamacare After All?

The venerable George Will believes he has found a fatal flaw in Obamacare that would likely sink the Affordable Care Act by making it unworkable. The flaw is expressed in four words in the act: "established by the state."

Obama to Shut Off More Federal Land from Oil, Gas, and Mineral Production

Days after boasting about how increased production of oil and natural gas has helped make American more energy independent, President Obama is mulling using that pen to sign an executive order restricting it further on federal land.

Local Officials Shut Down 11 Year Old's Cupcake Business as a Threat to Public Health

11 year old Chloe Stirling got some great accolades from her local newspaper for the cupcake business she had started out of her parents' kitchen. Unfortunately the local health department took another view and shut her down.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Russia unveils ambitious lunar, Mars exploration plans

Pete Seeger, Troubedour for Tyranny, is Dead at 94

Pete Seeger, the ancient folk musician, finally died at the age of 94. While he had undying fame as a purveyor of such songs as "This Land is Your Land" and "If I Had a Hammer" Seeger had a darker side, sanitized from most obituaries.

Not Just One but Three Republican Responses to the State of the Union

The Republican Party had not one but at least three responses to President Obama's latest State of the Union Address. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington State delivered the official GOP response, according to the Washington Examiner.

Iraq Mulls Flooding the World Oil Market

According to the UK Telegraph, Iraq is planning to flood the oil market by pumping out 9 million barrels of crude a day by the year 2020. Its plan is to supplant Saudi Arabia as the leader of OPEC and the swing nation in determining oil prices.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Commentary: Obama's Defense of Obamacare, Iran Deal Rings Hollow

Here are a couple of operas based on some unusual subjects.

First, about the moon landing.

Next, about the epic Palin/Biden debate.

China's Yutu lunar rover may have been killed by a fall of moondust
Sochi Olympics Security Includes Phone and Internet Monitoring, Video Monitors, and Drones

Poll: 63 Percent of Americans Think Obama Can't Make Right Decisions

Barack Obama enters year six of his presidency as discredited and as unpopular as any president in modern times, going back to Richard Nixon. A new Washington Post-ABC News poll suggests that he is now the lamest of lame ducks.

The Real Reason Sarah Palin Defended John McCain

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. was recently censored by Arizona Republicans for being too much of a RINO and a generally irascible fellow. Sarah Palin has taken to her Facebook page to rally to the venerable war hero's defense.

Hillary Clinton Has Not Been Behind the Wheel Since 1996

Hillary Clinton, the once and possibly future great hope to be the first woman president, took a lot of chutzpah to admit that she has not been behind the wheel since 1996. She did this in front of an audience of car dealers.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Ted Cruz and Sheila Jackson Lee join forces for school choice
Chuck Schumer believes Ted Cruz is responsible for Obama policy failures

Remembering Apollo 1, Challenger and Columbia

Memories of the Challenger Explosion

The Challenger Seven Astronauts

NASA's Day of Remembrance for Apollo 1, Challenger and Columbia

Some Reactions After the Challenger Explosion

Ted Cruz demands an apology from President Obama for Obamacare
First 3-D printed 'space pizza' created under NASA contract

Talk of China Vs Japan and the United States War Heats Up at Davos

Henry Blodgett, writing in Business Insider, relates a chilling conversation that took place at a dinner at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. It involved the possibility of a war between Japan and the United States vs. China.

Chuck Schumer: Tea Party Delenda Est

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-NY, wants to declare war on the tea party, which shows how very much afraid he is of the popular movement to restrain the size of government and to restrain its overreach. In so doing he misses the point.

Rand Paul and Bill Clinton's Personal War on Women

Ann Althouse related an exchange Sen. Rand Paul, R-KY had on "Meet the Press" when David Gregory tried to press him on the so-called "war on women" after trying to fob it off with a joke, Paul brought up the name of Bill Clinton.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

State Department Offers Travel Warning for Americans at the Sochi Winter Olympics
Ted Cruz jousts with CBS's Bob Schieffer on government shutdown
China's Yutu lunar rover developed possible mission ending glitch

Can Jerry Brown Stop Hillary Clinton?

The search for someone who can stop Hillary Clinton has thus far concentrate on the left, with names like Elizabeth Warren or Howard Dean. But Joel Pollack of Breitbart Big Government has hit upon California Gov. Jerry Brown.

Obama's Nominee for Ambassador to Norway Flubs Questions About the Scandinavian Country

When one is nominated to be an American ambassador to a country, even if is as a blatant award for political fund raiser, it usually behooves one to study up on that country. Apparently George Tsunis, nominee to be ambassador to Norway, didn't bother.

Now We Have Greg Abbott 'Wheelchair Truthers'

Just when you thought that the Wendy Davis phenomenon could not get crazier, Twitchy reports that rise of the "wheelchair truthers" which is to say people who actually think that Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is faking being paralyzed.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Stephen Hawking: black holes do not exist (as we understood them)

Is Dinesh D'Souza Being Prosecuted for Film Making While Conservative?

Dinesh D'Souza, a conservative writer and film maker, has been indicted for campaign finance law violations. The question a lot of people are asking is D'Souza really being prosecuted for making a movie while conservative.

Income Inequality Increased Under President Obama

President Obama, by all accounts, is going to hammer on "income inequality" in his State of the Union address. But Investor's Business Daily suggests that is like Richard Nixon inveighing against public corruption or Bill Clinton against adultery.

New Narrative: Wendy Davis is a Victim

Kristin Powers, a liberal writer who is often seen on Fox News, writes in the Daily Beast about Wendy Davis, the Texas state senator who is running for governor and has stepped firmly into controversy.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Draper Labs to ascertain lunar landing sites for Golden Spike

Peggy Noonan's Dream of a Post Obama America

Peggy Noonan, who once wrote speeches for President Reagan, is looking forward to President Obama's 2014 State of the Union address with a great deal of ennui. No one, she suggests, is listening to the president any more.

Rick Perry's 'Liberal' Position on Drugs

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a Republican, has dipped his toe into the question of what to do about marijuana. While the Lone Star State is not going the way of Colorado or Washington State any time soon, Perry is willing to look at decriminalization.

As Aetna Mulls Pulling Out of Obamacare, Collapse Looms for Health Care Reform

Hot Air reports that Aetna is mulling the possibility of dropping out of the Obamacare exchanges entirely. Not enough of the previously uninsured is signing up and those who are signing up are older, sicker, and more expensive.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

If Tragedy Strikes at the Sochi Olympics, Global Security Will Rescue American Skiers and Snowboarders
Sierra Nevada Dream Chaser to go to orbit on November 1, 2016
Arguments raised in favor of bill protecting NASA programs from cancellation
Water vapor detected at Ceres as NASA's Dawn approaches

Bill Cosby to Produce New Family Sitcom

Deadline Hollywood reports the welcome development that the venerable Bill Cosby is getting together with some old associates and is set to produce and star in a family oriented sitcom for NBC.

While Obama Dithers in the Middle East, Israel Thwarts Al Qaeda Plot

Terrorist attacks that do not occur are rarely front page news, though the one thwarted in Israel against, among other targets, the American embassy is worthy of note because of what it says about the strained American/Israeli alliance.

Wisconsin's Scott Walker to Propose Massive Tax Cuts

If Gov. Scott Walker, R-WI wants to run for president, he'll have a solid resume of accomplishment to tout to the voters. His latest one looks to be a nearly $1 billion tax cut, according to Breitbart Big Government.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

A Nobel Peace Prize for the International Space Station?

Clementine Plus 20: When Lunar Exploration Became Cool Again

January, 2014 provides another one of those bitter sweet anniversaries in space history. In this month in 1994, the Clementine probe was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base on a Titan II and was sent to lunar orbit.

Will Robot Soldiers Make War Too 'Neat and Painless?'

The UK Telegraph notes that the United States Army is looking at ways to reduce the number of soldiers in combat units by replacing some of them with robots. This primarily means automating support services, for the time being.

Wendy Davis Campaign in Full Meltdown Mode

Wendy Davis, the Texas state senator who still seems to think she has a chance to become the first Democratic governor of Texas in 20 years, has started to spin out of control in the wake of revelations about her autobiography.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Ted Cruz invites Sean Hannity to move to Texas
As Few Americans Plan to Attend the Sochi Olympics, U.S. Military Makes Plans for Emergency Evacuation
President Obama Should Announce an American Led Return to the Moon at the State of the Union
Lunar Lion Google Lunar X Prize team seeks crowdfunding for moon lander

New York Gov. Cuomo Suggests Conservatives Unwelcome in His State

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, suggested that "pro-life activists along with anti-gay activists, and supporters of the Second Amendment, are not welcome in his state," according to the Washington Examiner.

Supreme Court Case Pits Unions Against Disabled People in Illinois

The Washington Examiner reports on a Supreme Court case that may alter the power public sector unions have to extract dues from non union workers in states such as Illinois where such practices are permitted.

Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis Fudged Her Autobiography

Wendy Davis, the Texas state senator who became a symbol for resistance against restrictions on abortion due to her state Senate filibuster in 2013, appears to have altered key details of her autobiography, according to Hot Air.

Monday, January 20, 2014

'Sherlock' Returns with 'The Adventure of the Empty Hearse'
Why Some Chechens Plan a Terrorist Strike at the Sochi Winter Olympics
PBS scolds India for having a space program

Israel Embraces Laser Weapons with 'Iron Beam'

Reuters is reporting that Israel will soon add yet another layer to its missile defense system. It is called "Iron Beam" and will consist of laser batteries that will shoot down short range missiles and shells launched against Israel.

Time to Bring Back the Firing Squad?

Hot Air is ruminating about the latest twist in the long controversy over capital punishment in the United States and the endless search for a method to dispatch malefactors quickly and painlessly. Some are suggesting a back to the future approach.

How Europe Has Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Fracking

According to Der Spiegel, the European Union is getting ready to ditch ambitious environmental goals and pave the way for allowing hydraulic fracking. Both policy changes reflect a belated concession to reality.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Brownsville looks forward to SpaceX space port with keen anticipation

A Modest Proposal: A Joint Commercial/Israeli/Saudi Return to the Moon

A couple of fairly unlikely developments are pointing to a scenario that could result in an unexpected return to the moon mission involving two unlikely partners if a number of parties are willing to think and work outside the box.

New Film Shows How Mitt Romney Lost His Guts and Lost the 2012 Elections

The Washington Examiner's Byron York reviews a new documentary "Mitt," that relates the 2012 campaign from inside the Mitt Romney campaign. One of the takeaways from the film is that Romney himself blew the 2012 election.

Maria Conchita Alonso Fired from a Play for Acting While Conservative

The entertainment industry has a long history of discriminating against talent on the basis of political belief. In times past people with communist affiliations were black listed. Now it's people who are conservative who find difficulty getting work.
Addendum: Here is the ad that got her fired:

Saturday, January 18, 2014

The media consigns Ted Cruz to the ash heap of history

Obama Adminstration Foot Dragging Over Keystone XL Pipeline Exasperates Everyone

Hot Air notes that the continued slow walking of the decision of whether or not to building the Keystone XL pipeline has all of the players, Canada, the oil companies, Congress, and the eco radicals united in exasperation.

Conservative Plan to Replace Obamacare Has Some Political Pitfalls

As the train wreck that is Obamacare continues to burn, destroying everything that is in range, the search for an alternative, once the political will is marshaled to abolish the Affordable Care Act, proceeds apace.

In the Wake of Al Qaeda Resurgence in Iraq, American Troops May Be Headed to the Middle East

The Navy Times reports that the Obama administration is contemplating sending troops back into the Middle East to address the deteriorating security situation in Iraq. Where and how many and what they would do are questions that are all unclear.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Robert Zubrin proposes fuel manufacturing experiment for NASA's Mars 2020 probe
The Dolphinarium is Sochi's Own Version of SeaWorld

NASA Inches Back Toward Return to the Moon with Lunar CATALYST

NASA recently announced a new initiative called the Lunar Cargo Transportation and Landing by Soft Touchdown (Lunar CATALYST) that, whether the space agency knows it or not, is a slight inching back toward a return to the moon.

Obama Administration Uncertain How Many Have Actually Paid for Obamacare Insurance

To further illustrate how much a disaster Obamacare is, Hot Air relates that the government is uncertain how many people who have signed up for health care insurance under the act have actually paid their first premiums.

Harvey Weinstein Wants to Destroy the NRA with a Movie 'The Senator's Wife'

Harvey Weinstein, the big Hollywood mogul, wants to destroy the National Rifle Association in a new movie, boasting to Howard Stern, "they're going to wish they weren't alive after I'm done with them," according to Deadline Hollywood.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

NASA's Lunar CATALYST to partner with private companies for lunar landers
Discontent over 2014 NASA Space Launch System, commercial crew funding
In the First 'The Blacklist' of 2014, 'The Good Samaritan Killer,' Red Reddington Deals Wild Justice

Senate Intelligence Commitee Benghazi Report Damning

The remarkable thing about the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on the Benghazi Massacre, discussed in the Washington Times, is its bi-partisan nature. By and large senate Democrats are not trying to cover things up.

'Lone Survivor' and How Film Critics Smear Navy SEALs

"Lone Survivor" is a true life story of a Navy SEAL raid in Afghanistan against a Taliban target that goes horribly wrong. Of the four man team, only one, Marcus Luttrell, survived to tell the tail.

Jeremiah Wright Savages Obama at Chicago Teachers Union Breakfast Meeting

The Washington Examiner notes that the Chicago teachers union recently held a breakfast to honor the upcoming birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King and, strangely, invited the Rev. Jeremiah Wright to speak at it.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Scientists eye nickel iron asteroid Psyche for future NASA Discovery mission

Sen. Kay Hagan is Hiding from President Obama

The Washington Examiner notes that President Obama is headed for North Carolina to tout something called a Manufacturing Institute in that state. Kay Hagan, the state's Democratic senator, will not be there to greet him.

French President Francois Hollande Has Two Girl Friends

Back when former French President Francois Mitterand was being buried, his wife and his mistress stood together in mourning, a sight that seemed more charming than bizarre. The current French president, Francois Hollande, is a different matter.

Iranian President Rouhani Exalts Over Western Surrender on Nuke Deal

To understand the depths of the cravenness of the Obama administration's appeasement of Iran, one should only note how that country's president, Hassan Rouhani, exalted about the nuclear deal struck with Iran.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Scientists discuss heavy lift Space Launch System for outer planets missions
Dark Invasion -- Chapter Eleven
$17.65 billion FY 2014 NASA budget finally takes shape

Report: FBI to Decline Prosecutions in IRS Tea Party Harassment Scandal

Hot Air notes that after conducting an alleged investigation into IRS targeting of tea party groups, the FBI is not expected to actually prosecute the people responsible for doing so. It has the stench of a cover up.

The Next Season of HBO's 'Newsroom' Will Be the Final One

Politico reports that "Newsroom," Aaron Sorkin's take on what happens at a fictional cable news network, is going into production for its third and final season, which will air in the fall of 2014. This is a mixed development.

Under Obamacare Americans Will Bail Out the Insurance Companies

Talking about having to pass the bill in order to find out what was in it, the Weekly Standard reports on a provision in Obamacare that, adding insult to injury, bails out the big insurance companies from losses incurred under the health care law.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Danger: Humans

Sochi Has a Relationship with Ancient Greece

Hard on Bridgegate, a Federal Imvestigation of Christie Over Sandy Funds

| Coming hard on the Bridgegate scandal comes the news, courtesy of CNN, that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is under investigation by the Obama administration for possible mishandling of Superstorm Sandy Funds.
Law Proposed to Decriminalize Childhood Imagination in Oklahoma

The mind boggles that an Oklahoma state representative is proposing a law that would, in effect, decriminalize childhood imagination. It is even more breath taking when one thinks that such a law is necessary.

Hillary Clinton Has an Enemies List Too -- Comprised of Democrats

Back during Watergate, then President Richard Nixon created quite a stir when it was revealed that he had an enemies list of political opponents who were targeted for IRS harassment among other things. It looks like Hillary Clinton had something similar.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Sochi Olympics Faces the Problem of Warm Weather and Not Enough Natural Snow
India to launch Chandrayaan-2 orbiter/lander/rover to the moon in 2016/17
China's moon probe Chang'e 3/Yutu awaken after long lunar night
2014 begins with the roar of commercial rockets

Obamacare Woes Continue to Place Human Lives, Political Careers at Risk

Hot Air notes that the latest aggravation caused by Obamacare is the fact that the system cannot actually verify that new enrollees are in fact enrolled in the new exchange health care plans. Even the New York Times has recognized this fact.

Moveon.Org Would like to Halt Oil and Gas Fracking

The fracking boom, which involves using injected fluids to extract oil and natural gas from shale formation, has produced an energy renaissance in the United States. is very keen to put a stop to all that.

Senate Democrats Revolt Over Obama Proposed Cuts to Social Security Increases

An Obama proposal to change the way that social security payouts are increased has got some senate Democrats upset, according to a story in The Hill. It seems that the Democratic senators are worried about the impact on their reelection chances.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Ted Cruz causes media uproar with scholarly Harvard Law Review essay

Ariel Sharon, Israel's Soldier-Statesman, Dead at 85

Fox News is reporting that former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, a soldier statesman who had served the State of Israel for decades, has died at the age of 85. He had been in a coma since succumbing to a stroke in 2006.

The Kerfuffle Over a Naked Lena Dunham in 'Girls'

First a bizarre exchange took place when a question was asked at a panel for the HBO series "Girls" concerning how frequent the show's star, Lena Dunham, appears naked. The question brought a sharp response.

Obama Administration Accuses Senate Democrats of War Mongering Over Iran Sanctions Bill

A tough sanctions bill directed at the Iranian nuclear arms program that is gathering bi-partisan support in the Senate has caused the White House to suggest its supporters want war with Iran, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Friday, January 10, 2014

British scientist calls for UN treaty for commercial development of the moon
Sochi, Venue of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Has Stalin's Dacha
In 'The Big Bang Theory' Penny Makes a 'Occupation Recalibration'
The Sochi Olympics Will Be Patrolled by Cossacks

Some Who Signed Up for Obamacare Are Not Actually Signed Up

Supporters of Obamacare who imagine that the various problems that the health care law has caused are behind them may want to think again. The Associated Press reports that the latest problem is people who think they are enrolled when they aren't.

Washington Struggles to Deal with Iraq Crisis

Al Qaeda's recent triumphs in Iraq have some members of Congress scrambling to find some ways to stanch the bleeding. Among those is Sen. Carl Levin, D-MI, who wants to send attack helicopters to Iraq, according to the Washington Examiner.

Chris Christie's Manly Bridgegate Apology May Not Be Enough

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie attempted to get out in front of the "bridgegate" scandal by firing some of the people responsible and then engaging in a 107 minute long apology press conference.

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Ted Cruz to renew all out assault on Obamacare in 2014

The Real Reason Roger Ailes Rehired Sarah Palin at Fox News

The Hollywood Reporter notes that there is a new unauthorized biography about Roger Ailes, the head of Fox News, which should not worry him in the slightest as he has all but triumphed over his two main rivals, CNN and MSNBC.

Marco Rubio Has His Own Ideas for Waging War on Poverty

Hard on the 50th anniversary of Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty, which by all accounts was as successful as his war in Vietnam, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fl, gave a speech articulating a conservative approach to that problem.

The Fall of Chris Christie?

It was probably fortunate that the Chris Christie scandal broke out over a year and a half before the 2016 election season begins in earnest. It will give time for voters to access what it really means for his suitability to be president.

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Commentary: Disdaining Congress but Liking Rep. John Culberson
In 'Justifed' Raylan Givens Tangles with 'A Murder of Crowes'
'Marvels Agents of Shield' Returns for 2014 with 'The Magical Place'
NASA to extend International Space Station to 2024

On Dennis Rodman's North Korea on Air TV Meltdown

Dennis Rodman, the retired NBA basketball player, is not the first nor will be the last celebrity to embrace a brutal dictator. But, as Sports Illustrated reported, he is definitely the most bizarre one, as his meltdown during a CNN interview demonstrated.

Report: NASA Astronauts Oppose Obama Asteroid Mission

The Obama NASA space exploration plan to send astronauts to an asteroid has been the subject of some controversy ever since it was announced almost four year ago. It turns out that the astronauts themselves are more than skeptical of the idea.

Former Secretary of Defense Lets Obama, Hillary Clinton, Biden Have It

A new memoir, "Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War," has tongues wagging in both media and political circles. The book was written by Bob Gates, who served as Secretary of Defense for both President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama.

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Arguments raised against bill protecting NASA programs from cancellation
First 'Castle' of 2014, 'Under Fire,' a Weak Episode

In the Future, School Will Be Online and Will Not Be in a Special Building

Imagine a future when "going to school" does not necessarily involve getting up and taking the bus to a special building where classes are uniform and regimented. Glenn Reynolds suggests such a future in a new USA Today article.

Devil Worshipers Want Statue of Satan at Oklahoma State Capitol

Proving that there is nothing like a good old fashioned separation of church and state argument to bring out the silly in some people, the Associated Press reports that a group of devil worshipers want a monument to Satan on government property.

It Turns Out that Walmart's Health Plan is a Better Deal Than Obamacare

Just to illustrate how awful Obamacare really is, leaving aside the horrible signup website, the Washington Examiner compared it to the health care plan that WalMart offers its employees. It turns out that the two Walmart plans are a far better deal.

Monday, January 06, 2014

New York the Next State to Loosen Marijuana Restrictions

With the rollout of legalized pot in Colorado proceeding a lot smoother than the rollout of Obamacare, it looks like New York will be the next state to start easing marijuana laws, according to the New York Times.

Liz Cheney Withdraws from the Senate Race in Wyoming

Liz Cheney, the daughter of the famous former Vice President Dick Cheney, has decided to withdraw from her senate bid against incumbent senator from Wyoming Mike Enzi, a Republican, citing health concerns.

De Blasio's Far Left Agenda Has the Spice of Big City Corruption

hen the question was put to the venerable George Will whether or not the triumph of Bill de Blasio, the Occupy Wall Street Mayor of New York, was good for conservatism, he answered in the affirmative.

Sunday, January 05, 2014

The Mythbusters Take on 'Star Wars' Myths

Alec Baldwin Snarks at Melissa Harris-Perry's Apology

Melissa Harris-Perry added to her twitter apology with a tear streaked one on MSNBC's air for her snarking about Mitt Romeny's adopted African American grandson. Romney responded with a characteristic gracious acceptance.

Steven Seagal Mulling Run for Governor of Arizona

The Associated Press is reporting that Steven Seagal, a martial artist and actor, is considering running for Governor of Arizona. Apparently immigration and law enforcement would be two of his issues.

The Rise of the UK Independence Party

It seems that the United States is not the only country where a rising political movement, frustrated by a lack of responsiveness from the political class, is making inroads. Fox News notes the rise of the UK Independent Party.

Saturday, January 04, 2014

How Lori Garver misled about '50 year old' Space Launch System Technology

'Girls' May Be a Great Polemic Against Liberalism, but it is Still Annoying

Anthony Dent casts an eye on the HBO show "Girls," a kind of "Sex and the City" for arrested adolescent millennials, and suggests that conservatives should embrace it. His reason is that the four characters make such good bad examples.

Has Barack Obama Lost Iraq?

The Associated Press reports that Al Qaeda affiliated terrorists have overrun the Iraqi cities of Ramadi and Fallujah, scenes of some of the heaviest fighting during the insurgency. Iraqi government forces are battling to retake both towns.

Detroit Chief of Police Suggests More Guns Mean Less Crime

The newly appointed chief of police for Detroit has joined the "more guns less crime" side, suggesting that if citizens of that city want to be safe they need to arm themselves, according to Hot Air.

Friday, January 03, 2014

Ted Cruz 'Washington doesn't listen' best sound bite of 2013

Did Kim Jung-Un Really Feed His Uncle to a Pack of Starving Dogs?

The UK Daily Mail has a story that seems too good to check. According to the account, Kim Jung-Un executed his uncle by having him thrown in a cage and devoured alive by dogs deliberately starved to accomplish the task.

Baby Glitch yet Another Annoying Feature of Obamacare

The Associated Press reports yet another annoying "glitch" in Obamacare. It seems that if a owner of a health care insurance policy under the health care law has a new baby, there is currently no way to add the tyke to one's insurance.
'The Crazy Ones' Rings in the New Year with 'The Face of a Winner'
'The Big Bang Theory' Starts 2014 with 'The Hesitation Ramification'

House Republicans Attempt to Address Obamacare Cyber Security Concerns

Roll Call is reporting that House Republicans will introduce and vote on a measure that would strengthen cyber security requirements for the infamous Obamacare signup website. Naturally this has caused some political controversy.

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Ex NASA Deputy Lori Garver calls for scrapping heavy lift Space Launch System
Lunar missions, Cassini airbrushed from NASA 2013 highlights reel

Colorado Begins the Great Legal Pot Experiment

The Washington Post notes that Colorado rang in the New Year with the beginning of legalized recreational pot sales. Thus begins the great experiment to determine whether one can be allowed to freely toke without social anarchy.

Is it Time for Edward Snowden to Come in from the Cold?

The New York Times is opining that it is time for Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor who burbled quite a bit of that agency's secrets while running first to China and then Russia, to come in from the cold.

Bill Clinton Aligns Himself with Bill De Blasio, New York's New Occupy Wall Street Mayor

One of the more curious political developments of the new year of 2014 is how former President Bill Clinton seems to have aligned himself with Mayor Bill de Blasio, the newly sworn in Occupy Wall Street Mayor of New York City.