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  • Chicago Immigration Reform Advocates Press Local ICE Director For Action

    08/27/2014 9:08:11 AM PDT · 2 of 5
    iacovatx to moonshinner_09

    Not interviewed was the American whose family had to suffer because an illegal took the wages he could have earned. Also not interviewed were the many American workers whose wages are depressed because illegals are flooding the nation with cheap, off-the-books labor.

  • Gov. Nixon Calls For ‘Vigorous Prosecution’ Of Darren Wilson

    08/20/2014 6:52:20 AM PDT · 97 of 115
    iacovatx to servo1969

    So, in 2014 America, a governor in MO can threaten a police officer who was brutally assaulted by a criminal while a governor in TX is charged with a crime for unfunding a corrupt public employee.

    All because the current government believes that demographics no longer favor a the Constitutional government that has sustained the greatest and most prosperous nation in the history of the world? So, now we become a cross between Argentina and Zimbabwe, but with less unity?

  • Collateral Success of Carr vs Alexander Tennessee Race

    08/08/2014 6:48:30 PM PDT · 14 of 28
    iacovatx to SharpRightTurn

    The lesson in all the primaries is that you have to have an organization and have money to communicate to voters. Regular Americans, the working taxpayers of America, don’t have representation in Washington but they can get representation by doing a few simple things:

    First, get an organization. Tea Party this-and-that is not sufficiently organized to accomplish step two.
    Step two is to get money. You do this by pulling money from big and small donors. You use social media for the small donors and you use professional fundraisers to get the big donors. The donors won’t contribute unless you show you can win. To do that, you have to either show how your organization will win (and that your organization will help that donor) or how you can defeat other party’s candidates. Make it clear that spending money on other parties is wasted money. You can do that by pulling votes from other candidates—you do this by pulling votes from Republicans and Dems, too, if you can communicate to them. There are lots of people looking for a fresh change, but you can’t beat well-funded and organized incumbents without money and organization.

    You start with a good organization. Not a hero candidate and not with a good platform. Not even with good economic proposals. You start with a good organization.

  • Luck and a Little Mystery: The Economy Grows Faster Under Democratic Presidents

    08/06/2014 7:38:16 PM PDT · 38 of 43
    iacovatx to TurboZamboni

    “Sort of like which tribe does the best rain dance based on when they get rainfall.”

    A very appealing analogy.

  • Luck and a Little Mystery: The Economy Grows Faster Under Democratic Presidents

    08/06/2014 12:50:24 PM PDT · 13 of 43
    iacovatx to SeekAndFind

    This is just another black-and-white example of propaganda rather than news. Some respectable rag, that NYT.

    In scientific terminology, this is a good example of the difference between correlation and causation. It is also an example of a logical error that no college student should ever make, it is so basic and obvious.

    It is true that if we measure productivity and amount of sunlight, there is a strong, positive correlation. The ignorant might associated increased UV rays with higher economic productivity. Of course, UV rays don’t make people productive, it simply happens that people work during the daytime more than they work at night.

    The true causes of economic growth can be found in other factors such as technological innovation that enhances the gap between productivity and costs and other more direct influences. Yes, it is possible that Dem presidents can increase economic activity by spending more funds but that ignores the inflationary impact and the longer term economic dampening that occurs due to debt service costs.

    Correlation ignores dynamic effects such as lags between policy and economy responses.

    Obama seems less knowledgable and less interested in economic issues than any president in my lifetime. Many of his policies create economic uncertainty, reduce business growth, discourage hiring, penalize capital investment, punish success, and in general work against economic health.

    Many economic policies take a long time to have an economic benefit. Unless you can trace the path from policy to economic activity, these articles that tout the positive effects of Dems on the economy are nothing more than propaganda for the gullible.

  • Pediatricians Have the Right to Ask About Guns

    07/30/2014 1:03:14 PM PDT · 44 of 170
    iacovatx to Q-ManRN

    I remind the “good doctor” that the NRA is an organization devoted to safety whereas the Amer Acad of Pediatrics seems increasingly interested in political advocacy and less and less interested in childrens’ health.

  • The 65M People Who Voted For Obama,Was It Worth All Of The Chaos,Scandals,Horrific Attacks?

    07/23/2014 10:33:15 AM PDT · 73 of 75
    iacovatx to jsanders2001

    Conservatives need to realize how the “baby bird army” thinks about the millions of illegals. It is happening in Europe so there are good lessons to be learned there. The O-voters dispise the idea of illegal hordes coming to their neighborhoods, taking their jobs, and threatening their families. It isn’t like other issues, these voters are looking for a leader (they are always looking to be led) who will protect them and enable them to feel good again. They feel threatened. When they aren’t threatened, they are told to hate conservatives and they do what they are told. This is not like that. This is an important issue and opportunity to dramatically change the political landscape—if someone understands that opportunity and acts on it. It threatens young working adults, especially new college grads. It threatens minorities in poor communities. It threatens the older people in changing neighborhoods. It threatens taxpayers who have to foot the enormous bills. It threatens nearly everybody except a very few rich and isolated Americans.

  • The 65M People Who Voted For Obama,Was It Worth All Of The Chaos,Scandals,Horrific Attacks?

    07/23/2014 10:18:19 AM PDT · 72 of 75
    iacovatx to Cvengr

    “Unfortunately, it’s probably going to take several years of starvation level poverty and unjust violence to wake some people up, but for many who brought it on, they still won’t change their thinking. They’ll just keep blaming everybody else and seek to steal from others and kill those who remind them of their unrighteousness.”

    Well written. I think you have it right. Even the starving will worship the people who starved them, so long as they dole out a few raisins on a regular schedule. Starving people are very easy to control because they depend on their oppressors for their very survival, however meager.

  • The 65M People Who Voted For Obama,Was It Worth All Of The Chaos,Scandals,Horrific Attacks?

    07/22/2014 6:51:38 PM PDT · 63 of 75
    iacovatx to Cruz_West_Paul2016

    O-voters would gladly vote for him again. They have created an imaginary enemy (conservatives, Tea Party members, whatever) in their mind that is evil and they use that imaginary enemy to focus their hate and provide themselves with a sense of psychological superiority. Fortunately, their psychological game is very vulnerable to reality. Once it starts to cost them personally, they will change their thinking rapidly. Just like the German people changed their mind about Hitler and the 3rd R in Feb 1943, after Stalingrad, when their sons and husbands were no longer.

  • Business majors' job prospects are looking bright

    07/16/2014 8:25:07 AM PDT · 9 of 10
    iacovatx to SeekAndFind

    Look at the number, 77%, of grads at a well-known school (Emory) having a job at time of graduation.

    In the 80s and early 2000’s, that number might have been 88-94 percent.

    Consulting firms, mentioned in the article, are a tiny percentage of new BBA employers. The big employers are big companies like Target, Enterprise, and other employers of entry-level salaried employees. This article has some odd quirky statements that raise additional questions.

  • COMICS: Archie to be shot dead while saving gay best friend who called for gun control

    07/14/2014 12:29:08 PM PDT · 36 of 49
    iacovatx to SeekAndFind

    Archie’s death comes right on the heals of the revelation that S Spielberg slaughtered a Triceratops. The tragedies just keep coming—oh, when will the killing of non-existent beings end! I call for a ban on all non-existent violence, now!

  • Is Paul Krugman Leaving Princeton In Quiet Disgrace?

    07/14/2014 11:52:18 AM PDT · 14 of 35
    iacovatx to SeekAndFind

    Thanks for posting this information on Krugman’s CUNY salary prospects and contrasting that with what a regular faculty or adjunct is paid. Such information cannot be explained as anything but a political payoff. I can add that if a NY university was seeking a new professor, that university would have salary restrictions that would not permit hiring someone at twice the budgeted salary regardless of the background of the applicant. The applicant would simply have to accept the budgeted salary or decline to take the position.

  • Could A Socialist Senator Become A National Brand?

    07/10/2014 8:42:18 AM PDT · 15 of 25
    iacovatx to Theoria

    In other times and with a better educated population, Sanders would be ignored as a nut. However, the left is convinced they now control the nation. They control the education system, national gov’t, and the large media organizations. It is a clear road ahead with no opposition or problems (except themselves which is a BIG problem). Therefore, an extremist like Sanders or Hillary sees big opportunity ahead.

    Sanders wants to go from state to national politics. He wants to become a national socialist. He touts democracy so that makes his banner the national democratic socialist. He claims democracy works for all the people, making his cause the national democratic socialist workers cause. In NYS, there is the Working Families Party, which would line up for Sanders. It is all coming together. Let’s see, all he needs is a name for his new, national ambitions—a new party name. Hmmmm, what might be a good name? National Socialist Democratic Workers something?

  • Ann Coulter calls on Chris McDaniel to give up

    07/10/2014 7:05:11 AM PDT · 43 of 137
    iacovatx to Night Hides Not

    In this editorial, Ann, who is a skilled and insightful writer, is making two errors and one oversight in my opinion.

    First, she is signalling to McDaniels that, if he takes his lumps in this instance, the GOPe will pay him back with a later appointment or support in a later election. That assumes the GOPe will retain its iron grip on power, an error if one observes the weakness of the GOPe and its trajectory of decline due to a vanishing strategy and misunderstanding of what motivates voters. Ann also leaves out the influence of the Dem party, which, increasingly dominates the boundaries of what the GOPe can do. The GOPe is largely under the direction of the Dem party.

    A second error that Ann makes regards election integrity. If the election is driven by illegality, it delegitimizes Cochran and Cochran will be less effectual in office than he would be otherwise. It could subordinate Cochran to others’ control and would be an issue thrown at R candidates in upcoming elections, weakening R influence going forward. It also severely damages public confidence in the integrity of elections, with broad and severe implications for the nation—not a minor political squabble.

    The oversight regards the need for dissent and challenge WITHIN a party if that party is going to work hard, improve, and maintain awareness of the voting public. A party that is run by a core of elite power brokers and their few large donors will become out-of-touch with voters and serve only their own narrow self-interests. Such a party fades and is vulnerable to external challenge. A viable party must challenge itself to be vibrant and successful.

    Just my 2 cents.

  • Kansas was supposed to be the GOP’s tax-cut paradise. Now it can barely pay its bills.

    07/08/2014 12:03:16 PM PDT · 25 of 44
    iacovatx to SeekAndFind

    If you look closely at the article, it mentions the tax cuts bill signed in 2012. The data to date can only reflect 2013 actual tax revenues because that is the last year for which tax returns have been recorded (only 2-3 months since filing). Therefore, this story is largely based on projections/estimates. As for the professor who claims “red ink as far as you can see”, he can’t see very far, can he!

    This story is a political hit piece. It is based, at best, on one actual data point (2013 returns). It isn’t even worth reading. If you want to know the real story about tax cuts and spending in KS, you have to look at details regarding where the revenue is coming from and current economic activity, then understand that tax cuts (Laffer curve effect) have a lagged effect. You must know the lag.

    Remove the estimated/projected data (2014 and 2015). Now, what does the bar graph data look like?

    Don’t be fooled by a propagandist who hopes you aren’t smart enough to look at the numbers.

  • Backlash In U.S. Against Foreign Worker Visas Growing

    07/06/2014 2:34:00 PM PDT · 43 of 51
    iacovatx to Innovative

    “The problem is NOT the educated, legal foreign workers, the real problem is the hordes of uneducated, diseased, illegals coming across the border, whom our tax dollars are supporting.”

    I agree that the hordes you describe are a serious threat and a deliberate attack on America and her citizens. I would suggest that not all the educated, legal foreign workers are a welcome boost to America. It is quite true that some are great additions to the nation (members of my family include some recent immigrants who are or were H1B’s), however, there are employers in the US who are hiring them only to save a buck and diminish job opportunities for US citizens who are good and better performers. One of my closest friends is an H1B who now leads the science and medicine field in which she is outstanding and there is no one on this planet who can readily challenge her performance. She is also a conservative who makes the US a stronger nation. However, there are other H1B’s who are not good performers, who are tribal, and who care not one whit for the US Constitution or culture. It is, as in all matters, a mix of complexity.

    Thanks for your considered and interesting contribution.

  • Backlash In U.S. Against Foreign Worker Visas Growing

    07/06/2014 11:29:19 AM PDT · 8 of 51
    iacovatx to PoloSec

    An individual trained in engineering or comp sci can readily update to any new tech concepts or programming advances. It isn’t difficult for an intelligent, well-educated individual in these fields. I can speak directly to the use of H1B’s as cheap labor. A recent employer of mine (not a company but a state gov’t) hired individuals with visa challenges that US citizens don’t have—the pay rate was about 40% less than the going rate across the US for comparable positions and institutions. There was no overt advertising for such individuals but the pay and the situation would result in such candidates. The result was a department staffed with people from all over the planet and a few old-timers from the local area. Performance among the foreign hires was a mess. A few US citizens were hired but they either left quickly or were awful performers, too.

    It is about the money. Good performers cost money—but they are well worth it. As far as gov’t goes, it is the gov’t’s responsibility to encourage economic opportunity for the citizenry. This gov’t works against that responsibility and that is arguably the worst thing a gov’t can do in peace time.

  • John Boehner Is Getting Ready To Mount A Potentially Gigantic Lawsuit Against Obama

    06/25/2014 6:42:49 AM PDT · 66 of 70
    iacovatx to Graewoulf

    You offer a wise plan—thank you.

  • John Boehner Is Getting Ready To Mount A Potentially Gigantic Lawsuit Against Obama

    06/24/2014 7:18:49 PM PDT · 4 of 70
    iacovatx to NormsRevenge

    Me thinks Boehner does not grasp how little power the House now has and how much power Obama’s executive branch has amassed in the past 5 years. The House has not challenged Obama in the past and has given over much of its power to Obama. A lawsuit is nothing to Obama. Obama controls the apparatus of the Fed gov’t, including the courts.

  • NY-22: Laughable Lies of Liberal Republicans (Conservative Tenney v. lib Hanna)

    06/20/2014 6:44:56 AM PDT · 11 of 21
    iacovatx to TBP

    I don’t know if Claudia Tenney is also on the Conservative Party Line. These additional party afilliations are characteristics of the NYS system and I don’t know how useful they are to the candidates. I found it interesting that Dems are often also on the Working Family Party line—a far left Socialist line. Certainly, Hanna has no legitimate conservative identity but how these associations are gained is not familiar to me. Thanks for the post.

  • NY-22: Laughable Lies of Liberal Republicans (Conservative Tenney v. lib Hanna)

    06/20/2014 6:34:41 AM PDT · 10 of 21
    iacovatx to TBP

    There are a lot of Hanna-supporting ads running on upstate NY radio at present. They attack Tenney for not being conservative and praise Hanna for being conservative—they are specifically intended to fool voters. They are pure attack ads and nasty. The real Hanna is no conservative and specifically insulted them in his first statements after election. He is no friend of the citizens of NY or the US.

  • NY-22: Laughable Lies of Liberal Republicans (Conservative Tenney v. lib Hanna)

    06/19/2014 6:47:36 PM PDT · 6 of 21
    iacovatx to jazusamo

    “Was hoping someone from the district or NY would post on it.”

    I have spoken with Claudia Tenney—about three years ago when she was running for NY state office. She is a wonderful candidate and person. She stood against the NY Safe act that was an appalling assault on human rights (the 2nd amendment). The Gov was so proud of that law, he was looking to run for US Pres after he rammed it through. Upstate NY’ers have been fighting that law ever since. Claudia opposed the law and held a town meeting on the law. She has a lot of support from the regular citizens of the district.

    One of Hanna’s first statements after his election was to insult conservative voters.

    She would be a great candidate in any state. In another state, she would be getting a lot of attention. It is interesting that so much money is being spent by the GOPe to defeat her—it means that, even in NY state, she is a serious contender for the seat. She is a great candidate.

  • Hillary Clinton Says Opponents Of Gun Control Laws ‘Terrorize’ Americans

    06/17/2014 7:12:12 PM PDT · 47 of 84
    iacovatx to 2ndDivisionVet

    HRC makes statements like this because the Dem party has looked at the political landscape and determined they will be running unopposed in 2016. In general, the past 2 years, the Dems have been open about their extremism and have been operating as if they are a one-party government. They have seen the lack of consequences associated with the Fast-and-Furious, IRS, and Benghazi situations. They see that the reaction from Americans is minimal. The MSM will suppress information and tout the Dems. The R-party is extremely timid, wanting only personal security among a few high-level R-party figures.

    The Dem party has a clear road ahead and HRC can say anything she wants. She has a near lock on the USSC, too, going forward. There is insufficient opposition to her, despite her extremely poor record. She has seen how BHO has been able to run a quasi-dictatorship with negligible consequences. She will be the “first woman president” and figures that is sufficient to win and take control.

  • Dem to Help Plan State-Led Revisions to U.S. Constitution

    06/12/2014 6:14:17 AM PDT · 37 of 119
    iacovatx to Jacquerie

    “Our backs are against the wall. Even if the dangers are as you say, our once republic is now an authoritarian state, where the law is what Obama and his criminals say it is. “

    Good point. The convention of states is the voice of the states against overbearing federal authority. Such a convention will produce amendments that shift power from the feds toward the states. That is at the core of what will happen. Anything related to the 2nd amendment, 1st amendment, or such would be too far off the focus of such a convention and would never get sufficient support—although some wacky states would propose such crap in order to form a quasi-coalition with the fed govt apparatus—think California and Illinois who might seek to form an economic backup amendment funneling fed funds to states that can’t manage their piggybanks.

    Convention of states politicians are not the same as fed politicians because these two entities are competing for the same power, that is, the power derived from the labor and taxes of the working citizens. A difference is that the states are closer to those citizens and far less able to show citizens disrespect. Another difference is the between-states competition that is not much of a fed issue.

    The convention of states is a good idea and the only predictable, managable idea for avoiding the disaster that the fed gov’t is racing towards. Otherwise, the numbers are clear—the US is driving toward the situation of Argentina,, Japan, Greece, and other hopeless economies

  • The Troubling Plight of the Modern University

    06/05/2014 5:37:46 AM PDT · 8 of 22
    iacovatx to rbg81

    “The schools will go bankrupt before change is affected”

    You are quite correct. To get and keep a university professor’s position, you have to establish a reputation for scholarship. To get that reputation, you have to conduct research and write papers that cite the prominent scholars of the past. You cannot dismiss the existing scholarship nor conflict with it unless you do so in tiny increments. Once a culture of thought is established in an academic discipline, it will not change easily or quickly. It is self-sustaining and not open to change.

  • US Senate hopeful Richard Cash attacks Lindsey Graham in new ad

    05/29/2014 6:06:04 AM PDT · 5 of 16
    iacovatx to cotton1706

    So, Senator Graham, when an honorable American is nominated to the Supreme Court, will your Dem Socialist Senators vote to confirm him because he is “qualified”? No, they will not.
    So, Senator Graham, you are suggesting that tens of thousands of loons who are technically “qualified” must be confirmed simply because they are in some manner, “qualified”? You certainly don’t care much for the fate of the nation’s laws—as is very clear considering who you have voted to confirm.

    Oh, and the illegal alien problem will certainly get worse if nothing is done, as you claim. Under your watch, it has gotten worse and given your intentions, it will worsen further. You need to be replaced with an honorable American.

  • US Senate hopeful Richard Cash attacks Lindsey Graham in new ad

    05/29/2014 5:59:26 AM PDT · 4 of 16
    iacovatx to SC_Pete

    Sen. Graham voted to confirm Kagan and Sotomayor despite their being unqualified for the position. They had no intention of living up to the oath to support the Constitution in a position in which that is central and in which the lives of millions of Americans is often affected.

    They were and remain unqualified. Graham is wrong regarding their qualifications. You don’t hire an engineer to design a bridge who has a history of designing bridges specifically so they will collapse, just because that applicant has a degree in engineering.

  • Student Debt Overload

    05/27/2014 9:01:04 AM PDT · 14 of 20
    iacovatx to Night Hides Not

    “That’s not a 10% increase, it’s a 42% increase: (.34 - .24)/.24 = .416666666”

    That is an extremely good catch—in an article about an economic issue.

  • Father of Slain Victim Blames Son’s Death on NRA and Craven Politicians(eh, knife victims too?)

    05/25/2014 10:27:08 AM PDT · 7 of 35
    iacovatx to bestintxas

    How tragic. A man loses his son and he, having heard nothing but anti-NRA propaganda all his life by people who want to fool him, blames the NRA. The socialists must be giving each other high-fives over the brainwashing of the masses. This was their dream—having tragedies blamed on their political opponents. The NRA has saved thousands and thousands of lives but this father has never been told of that. What a tragedy.

  • Tea party makes its last stand in Mississippi, targeting longtime Sen. Thad Cochran

    05/22/2014 9:18:18 AM PDT · 31 of 58
    iacovatx to cripplecreek

    There is no formal tea party—it is a set of values and beliefs. It cannot be destroyed and, in fact, it is and will grow in popularity. Just because there is gov’t oppression of Tea Party-type organizations, resulting in few people who want to be connected to those organizations (due to fear of audits or worse), doesn’t mean those people changed their beliefs. It only makes them less visible. It creates the illusion that the “Tea Party” is dying. It is, in truth, the opposite.

  • Vegas is Proof Positive That Only Low Taxes Can Save the U.S. Economy

    05/22/2014 9:12:06 AM PDT · 7 of 15
    iacovatx to Sherman Logan

    “It’s booming because there’s only one Las Vegas...”

    Could this be a version of the Orlando-effect? The more family resorts that are in one location, the more draw it has for family vacationers.

    The more adult entertainment in one location—Las Vegas—the more adult vacationers. It is a rolling ball.

  • Mark Levin’s socialist liberty Amendment

    05/22/2014 9:01:06 AM PDT · 4 of 50
    iacovatx to JOHN W K

    Although the repeal of the 16th is an attractive idea, it is a bridge too far. There is insufficient political support for the amendment. Politicians and the public simply won’t go there at this point in history.

    Levin’s proposed amendment will cause a lot of complaining among the socialists but it has the potential to gain steam and support.

    Just one opinion—there may well be other issues here and it is certainly a worthy discussion. Thank you for your post.

  • I Lived A Completely Gun-Free Life — Until Now

    05/20/2014 7:49:36 PM PDT · 50 of 138
    iacovatx to 2ndDivisionVet

    Ms Lu’s story tells us that propaganda works—she repeatedly mentions “statistics” but each so-called statistic is a piece of propaganda and quite incorrect. It is clear these lies have been repeated often enough to be believed by the uninformed. And the writer of this story is a teacher who should not be so gullible or misinformed.

  • Crying Rape: Is there really a rape epidemic on Campus? Probably not.

    05/20/2014 7:56:09 AM PDT · 10 of 18
    iacovatx to AppyPappy

    Yes, there is and has long been a lot of sexual misconduct on and around college campuses. The campus is where a lot of young people arrive, fresh from home and a supportive family and community or school environment, and enter a far less constrained or protective environment. The age and sex-drive of the students, the lack of a college culture that promotes adult integrity, and immersion in a student culture that does not promote safety and even encourages dangerous behavior—all serve to increase the occurrence of harm to young people.

  • Krugman: GOP has reached point of no return on climate

    05/17/2014 5:06:13 PM PDT · 56 of 112
    iacovatx to Oldeconomybuyer

    Krugman—What a propagandist for the Dem party! The R party has members with varied opinions on climate issues. Conservatives (not equivalent to the R party) are adherents to honest scientific inquiry. It is only the Dem party’s members who have a monolithic opinion about the climate issue and it is grounded in greed, not science.

  • Lindsey Graham censured for not being ‘Republican enough’

    05/16/2014 2:38:42 PM PDT · 3 of 16
    iacovatx to ObamahatesPACoal

    And, let me think, did L Graham vote to confirm Kagin or Sotomayor? Hmmm-—let me think. Surely a sane person wouldn’t do that. If they did, well, it really wouldn’t matter what party they were in.

  • Making College Affordable

    05/16/2014 7:02:31 AM PDT · 12 of 21
    iacovatx to Lizavetta

    The money the author/professor gets from that $150 textbook is very very small. The publishing company doesn’t have to pay to write the book but charges a high price to print and market the book. The publisher is probably located in a high cost city like NYC. However, the used book market and online course materials lower the sales revenue.

    I once worked for a professor who wrote a great textbook. The first year or so, he made a few hundred dollars in royalty payments, which he gave to the students in his class (yes, he gave that money away). After that, he made less than lunch money. It took a lot of time and research to write the book. There are very few authors who make much money on textbook sales.

    The frequent revised/new versions of textbooks are scheduled by the publisher to, for one reason, reduce used book sales which generate zero sales revenue for the publisher.

    There is vastly more money to be made in consulting and research.

    Not to criticize your comment about expensive textbooks—they are horribly costly considering what you get. It is just that the professor/author doesn’t make much money and does it for other reasons.

  • Warren Buffett Gave Enough to Abort All of Chicago (more than 2.5 million lives)

    05/14/2014 11:31:26 AM PDT · 23 of 45
    iacovatx to xzins

    This dates back decades—late 60s early 70s. The abortion supporters were driven by the then-intense fear of the negative effects of “over population”. China still has that view codified into its family policies. Abortion was seen as a way to reduce the threat and it those who supported it were especially concerned about the race they thought was breeding more rapidly.

    That was the way they thought back then and WB was one of those concerned with over population. Yes, it was a race-tinged issue.

  • Jack in the Box Caves to Gun Control Pressure, Restricts Open Carry

    05/10/2014 2:23:48 PM PDT · 20 of 44
    iacovatx to Kaslin

    Mom’s Demand Action—creating new “Luby’s Cafeteria” situations across the nation. Know this, mom’s—when you enter a Jack-in-the-Box, you may want to pray that it isn’t the day when a bad egg comes to that restaurant. You may want to read about what happened at Luby’s many years ago—it might steer you toward a safer restaurant.

  • Why Is Mark Levin Keeping Quiet About Vermont's Article V Resolution?

    05/10/2014 11:54:39 AM PDT · 12 of 42
    iacovatx to Da Bilge Troll

    You are exactly right—the argument about enforcing the amendments is fixed right in the amendments. The amendments that can get the support of the states and citizens to be enacted are those that shift power back toward the states and away from the fed govt. The fix to the problem of enforcement is clear—the fed won’t support citizens’ rights but the closer power gets to the citizens, the more those rights are likely to be protected.

    Having Vermont propose an amendment that shifts power from non-govt groups to the fed govt (which is what it does)is what Vermont does. Vermont is more like Sweden than a state of the US. It no longer fits in the US and its interests will not have the support of the rest of the US. They might as well propose an amendment that maple syrup be legal tender. They are merely jokes to thinking people.

  • Santorum: Not Sure GOP Cares About Poor People [VIDEO]

    04/30/2014 12:56:48 PM PDT · 29 of 101
    iacovatx to nhwingut

    Here they go again, R party leaders striving to lose more elections in the face of almost unavoidable victories. With a little more effort, these utterly imcompetent leaders could lose an election running unopposed.

  • Faces and fortunes: What makes women attractive depends on how healthy the place they live is

    04/30/2014 12:53:40 PM PDT · 35 of 50
    iacovatx to Gamecock

    This entire article’s premise fades to simplicity and obviousness if you reverse the direction of causality. Instead of suggesting that a healthier society’s men prefer more feminine women, consider that more feminine women are more likely to appear in a healthier society. In a less healthy society, the women may subsequently not look as feminine.

  • Why Bloomberg Can Be Compared To Hitler (And I’m Standing By That)

    04/28/2014 8:20:26 AM PDT · 7 of 16
    iacovatx to rktman

    The actions of B’berg’s organization tell you clearly what his real purpose is. He is trying to squelch disagreement. He sent mom’s to an NRA convention as his first big action. The NRA is the number one organization for gun safety and protection of people from criminal harm. If B’berg was interested in safety, he would go after the sources of crime and threats to people’s safety. Instead, his focus is on political opposition and the NRA is arguably the most effective American organization in the political arena. The NRA has been successful in the face of tremendous opposition in recent years. The GOP and conservative organizations could learn from the NRA.

    As transparent as his actions are, I suspect many people will believe B’berg’s group is actually interested in public safety. A nation cannot survive that extent of naivete.

  • AMERICA IS EXCEPTIONALLY DUMB WHEN TO COMES TO GUNS

    04/26/2014 4:43:36 PM PDT · 35 of 70
    iacovatx to stevie_d_64

    The university is a taxpayer-supported entity. Why would the university not consider the taxpaying citizens when spending their hard-earned money. Hire a dedicated and honorable scientist—this is not honorable scholarship.

  • Buying Latino votes comes at a price way too high for Republicans to pay

    04/26/2014 11:13:00 AM PDT · 5 of 13
    iacovatx to Oldpuppymax

    This comes up every so often—if conservatives simply sit back and let the socialists have what they want, the whole system will “collapse” and get us back on track to a sound rule-of-law America once again. I have heard it most recently about Obamacare, but it applies to politicians’ and conservatives’ comments regarding welfare and any other socialist system.

    However, that never works...never. Argentina has collapsed economically more than once and it only makes people more dependent on messianic rulers who come along and promise to punish some rich people or some other group. In the end, the general population ends up wallowing in squalor and awaiting the next collapse. The system that replaces the bad socialist system is always another bad socialist system.

    First rule—never give an inch in defense of your freedoms. Second rule—always be demanding improvements in freedom through reduction in taxation, rules banning gov’t action on a variety of issues, decentralizing gov’t decisions to as low a level as possible (you, if possible), strengthening private property protections, and demanding gov’t live within its strictly-defined boundaries. Our ancestors earned these freedoms and the rule of law. We own it, must sustain it, and should improve it.

  • These are our Leaders?

    04/25/2014 8:48:20 AM PDT · 6 of 15
    iacovatx to cotton1706

    Where in the Constitution does it say his job is to “solve problems?” Isn’t his job to represent the people and uphold the Constitution? Isn’t his job to deal with proposed legislation? What problem is he trying to solve? Seems he is “hell bent” on selling the great freedoms of the greatest nation in the history of the world for personal gain. In my book, that is a pretty awful “job”.

  • Sotomayor accuses colleagues of trying to ‘wish away’ racial inequality

    04/23/2014 10:57:06 AM PDT · 24 of 50
    iacovatx to Impala64ssa

    Who nominated, and who voted to confirm, this justice who was obviously not going to live up to her oath to support the Constitution? They share blame with those who now do nothing to condemn her abuse of the very heart of this nation’s laws.

  • Former Supreme Court Justice: Amend 2nd Amendment

    04/21/2014 4:26:10 PM PDT · 15 of 46
    iacovatx to VitacoreVision

    “Article V, Constitutional Convention supporters — watch out. We could lose the 2nd Amendment.”

    That would require that a large number of state legislatures send representatives to the convention with that strict instruction and then that a large majority of states’ citizens vote for such a change. That is inconceivable and not sufficient fear to argue against the several desperately needed actions that would have sufficient support to be presented at a convention of the states.

  • Sowell: The High Cost of Liberalism

    04/21/2014 2:16:09 PM PDT · 4 of 27
    iacovatx to jazusamo

    And now you know why the Silicon Valley billionaires need imported labor to do the work in their companies. They can’t pay enough for an employee to live in the valley so they have to get someone who is used to living in squalor and thinks a mediocre US wage is a fortune.

  • Kristol, Dershowitz Slam Effort to Rig Electoral College

    04/21/2014 8:47:19 AM PDT · 15 of 41
    iacovatx to Cheerio

    This “compact” of states is quite odd, really. It is a law within a state that awards that state’s electoral votes to the winner of the popular election in that and other states. It is as if decisions about local issues were, by statute, determined on the basis of what the electorate in Nevada decides to do. Perhaps I should argue for legislation in Rhode Island that determines the state income tax rate to be whatever the people of Texas decide it should be. Or better yet, whatever the people of Estonia deem best. Perhaps the state of Vermont could subordinate sanitation laws to the popular consensus in Mumbai. This opens up all sorts of fun ideas. However, it doesn’t make much sense unless you expect socialists to dominate all national votes for all time going forward. It homogenizes and subordinates states to a socialist federal gov’t.