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  • Vanity - A useless $141K check from the US Treasury - frustrating

    08/20/2014 12:55:18 PM PDT · by Cementjungle · 69 replies
    self | 08/20/2014 | self
    RANT! It's a frustrating situation to have in your hands a check from the US Treasury for over $141,000 and you can't do a darned thing with it except frame it and hang it on the wall as a souvenir. My MIL passed away in 2011, and my wife (as the only surviving relative) was named in the will as the executor of the estate and successor to the trust. The will was filed with the courts in L.A. and the long process began. We paid the IRS $240K the first year in estimated estate taxes along with a request...
  • READY: I fought the odds, and the odds almost won [Bureaucracy run AMOK]

    07/24/2014 10:15:12 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 15 replies
    Destin Log ^ | Published: Friday, June 27, 2014 at 17:05 PM. | Mary Ready
    I may regret writing this column. Retaliation by a state agency is an ugly thing. My best hope is that the bureaucrats who have made my life a living hell for these past few months don’t read insignificant little articles written by nobody columnists for a bi-weekly newspaper. It wasn’t bad enough that the cable, phone, credit card, garbage, power, and water companies, along with the Florida Retirement System and bank, gave me major grief after Frank died. Apparently it doesn’t matter that no payment was ever late or not paid in full. Since Frank was the primary, they reasoned...
  • When a president goes rogue

    06/05/2014 6:51:10 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 35 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 5,2014 | George F. Will
    What Winston Churchill said of Secretary of State John Foster Dulles — that he was a bull who carried his own china shop around with him — is true of Susan Rice, who is, to be polite, accident-prone . When in September 2012 she was deputed to sell to the public the fable that the Benghazi attack was just an unfortunately vigorous movie review — a response to an Internet video — it could have been that she, rather than Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, was given this degrading duty because Rice was merely U.N. ambassador, an ornamental position at...
  • Following chiding from conservative host Laura Ingraham, District 6 hopeful Brooke fills out pledge

    05/02/2014 6:38:02 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies ^ | Madison Underwood
    Conservative talk radio host Laura Ingraham criticized Will Brooke, a Republican candidate running to represent Alabama's 6th Congressional district, on her show Thursday for not filling out a three-question form on positions on immigration issues from the anti-immigration group Federation for American Immigration Reform, or FAIR. After "The Laura Ingraham Show" aired, the Brooke campaign filled out the form and sent it to Ingraham.
  • Living Trust And / Or Will

    02/24/2014 5:54:34 AM PST · by knarf · 72 replies
    self ^ | February 24, 2014 | knarf
    I've come to a time in my life when I should make some decisions about what happens when I'm gone ...
  • Border Patrol Busts More Than a Dozen Previously Deported Violent Felons

    02/11/2014 8:12:37 PM PST · by montag813 · 21 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 02-12-2014 | John Urban
    by John Urban | Top Right NewsIt was a remarkable -- and disturbing -- catch. Not fruit-pickers. Not landscapers. Not roofers or housekeepers. Not "hard-working immigrants" performing "an entrepreneurial act" by crossing the border, as elitist tool George Will described illegal aliens to Laura Ingraham this past Sunday. Not quite. In just three days last month, Border Patrol agents in the Tucson sector recently re-arrested more than a dozen convicted felons, including two MS-13 gang members, most of whom were not supposed to be in the United States, officials said. A majority of the felons were sex offenders convicted of...
  • George F. Will: State of the Union topic will not be Obamacare

    01/26/2014 5:54:21 AM PST · by Libloather · 34 replies
    Commercial Appeal ^ | 1/26/14 | George F. Will
    **SNIP** Obama probably also will urge measures to increase college enrollments. For several decades, both parties simply knew that not enough people owned homes. So, federal policy — mortgage subsidies, lower lending standards — encouraged more homeownership than market rationality would have produced. One exciting result was the Great Recession. Now the federal government, which simply knows that not enough people are getting college degrees, has fueled a bubble in higher education by funneling billions in subsidies for student tuition aid. To the surprise of no one, except the government, schools have responded by raising their prices — they are...
  • Why the Limbaugh/Krauthammer/Will Tiff is Healthy

    10/30/2013 10:29:03 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 50 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/30/2013 | C. Edmund Wright
    Rush Limbaugh won't say it in so many words, but he (very correctly) called into question the discernment capabilities of Charles Krauthammer and George Will this week on his show. Rush insists he was "merely flabbergasted" at their slow to evolve perception of Barack Obama -- and was only using them as examples to make a bigger point. That notion doesn't really line up with his very words however. Very clearly, Rush is somewhat irked that Dr. K and George Will were so badly bamboozled by Obama -- while so many of us racist 'rubes' never were. To be fair,...
  • Lawsuit seeks to open the book on closed-door meeting

    08/17/2013 7:29:02 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 8-17-13 | Alyssa Hertig
    MADISON — An Appleton Area School District committee charged with reviewing and recommending a reading list for the public school system’s ninth-graders proved anything but an open book, according to the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty. In a lawsuit against the school district, Milwaukee-based WILL, a libertarian-leaning public interest firm, asserts the Communication Arts I Materials Review Committee met in secret before handing down its fiction recommendations to a subcommittee of the Appleton School Board. “They didn’t follow the open meetings law” said Tom Kamenick, associate counsel and open government specialist at WILL. “These meetings were completely closed off...
  • James Gandolfini will a tax 'disaster,' says top estate lawyer

    07/05/2013 2:44:09 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 33 replies
    Ny Dailynews ^ | 7/5/13 | BY DAREH GREGORIAN
    James Gandolfini will a tax 'disaster,' says top estate lawyer The late 'Sopranos' star's will is 'a disaster' that could see over $30 million of his estimated $70 million estate go to the government, top estate lawyer William Zabel told the Daily News. By Dareh Gregorian / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS The taxman is coming after James Gandolfini's heirs. The late "Sopranos" star's will is "a disaster" that could see over $30 million of his estimated $70 million estate go to the government, a top estate lawyer told the Daily News. "It's a nightmare from a tax standpoint," said William...
  • Obama’s never-mind presidency

    07/05/2013 5:41:57 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 5, 2013 | By George F. Will
    ...Although the Constitution has no Article VIII, the administration acts as though there is one that reads: “Notwithstanding all that stuff in other articles about how laws are made, if a president finds a law politically inconvenient, he can simply post on the White House Web site a notice saying: Never mind.” Never mind that the law stipulates 2014 as the year when employers with 50 full-time workers are mandated to offer them health-care coverage or pay fines. Instead, 2015 will be the year. Unless Democrats see a presidential election coming. This lesson in the Obama administration’s approach to the...
  • In IRS scandal, echoes of Watergate

    05/14/2013 5:42:55 PM PDT · by what's up · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 13, 2013 | George Will
    The burglary occurred in 1972, the climax came in 1974, but40 years ago this week — May 17, 1973 — the Senate Watergate hearings began exploring the nature of Richard Nixon’s administration. Now the nature of Barack Obama’s administration is being clarified as revelations about IRS targeting of conservative groups merge with myriad Benghazi mendacities. This administration aggressively hawked the fiction that the Benghazi attack was just an excessively boisterous movie review. Now we are told that a few wayward souls in Cincinnati, with nary a trace of political purpose, targeted for harassment political groups with “tea party” and “patriot”...
  • George Will, DOMA, and Polygamy

    03/24/2013 5:10:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | March 24, 2013 | Ken Klukowski
    Dr. George Will is a respected social scientist and acclaimed writer, but he’s not a lawyer. And he shows it by suggesting the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional as the Supreme Court prepares to hear a challenge to that federal statute this week in U.S. v. Windsor. DOMA prevents the federal government from giving federal marital benefits to gay marriages or polygamous marriages, and the Constitution allows Congress to make that judgment. Will has made valuable contributions to the issue of gay marriage. And on a personal note, I’m grateful for Will’s very positive Washington Post column last...
  • The Pop-Tart terrorist

    03/12/2013 5:45:01 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 12 replies
    JWR ^ | 3-8-13 | george will
    By now, Americans may be numb to such imbecilities committed by the government institutions to which they entrust their children for instruction. Nothing surprises after that 5-year-old Pennsylvania girl was labeled a “terroristic threat,” suspended from school and ordered to undergo a psychological evaluation because she talked about shooting herself and others with her Hello Kitty gun that shoots bubbles. But looking on the bright side, perhaps we should welcome these multiplying episodes as tutorials about the nature of the regulatory state that swaddles us ever more snuggly with its caring. If so, give thanks for the four Minnesota state...
  • Will Smith Revealed as Obama ´Superbundler,´ Will Revelation Impact ´After Earth´s´ Box Office?

    03/04/2013 12:54:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 41 replies
    breitbart ^ | 03/04/13 | Christian Toto
    Will Smith once stood as arguably the most bankable film star in Hollywood. That was so 2007. The actor suffered a rare box office disappointment a year later with Seven Pounds, and then he kept out of the limelight until last year´s obligatory sequel Men in Black III. This year offers the biggest challenge to Smith´s star status. Can the erstwhile Fresh Prince survive a film project directed by Hollywood laughingstock M. Night Shyamalan as well as a blow to his bipartisan appeal? Over the weekend we learned Smith was one of President Barack Obama´s superbundlers,
  • Rush IS right: The conservative base DID NOT show up for Mitt & giving amnesty will not help the GOP

    11/14/2012 8:00:54 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 65 replies
    11/14/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Rush is right! And the GOP-e along with the Morrises, the George Wills, etc, failed in their predictions. Morris admitted he had egg on his face, but I did not see George Will admit this. Maybe he did, but I didn't see it. Are the now obsolete? Are the Krauthammers, the O'Reillys, the Vannitys, Rollins, etc also obsolete? Is Vannity still going to continue having the same ol same ol on his show? And what about the other shows on FOX News? Are they going to continue having RINOS/CINO guests/hosts on their shows? Mitt Romney got fewer votes than McCain...
  • Will Benghazi Impact the Presidential Election? Video(Greta-The Directive Explained)

    10/31/2012 3:21:27 AM PDT · by Son House · 40 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Oct 30, 2012 | Greta Van Susteren, Bing West
    With a week left in the White House race, more questions linger in terror attacks on US consulate in Libya
  • Islamist Leader: Egypt Revolution Achieved the Impossible (93 WTC Bomb Leader)

    04/20/2011 6:29:45 PM PDT · by kristinn · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Al Masry Al Young Youm English Edition ^ | Tuesday, April 19, 2011 | Mounir Adib
    Jama'a al-Islamiya leader Omar Abdel Rahman, who is being held in a prison in North Carolina, US, in a 15-minute telephone conversation with his wife Aisha said “the Egyptian revolution achieved the impossible.” His son Mohamed said an officer from the prison called Abdel Rahman’s home on the landline first to make sure that his wife was there, and that her voice matched the registered "voiceprint." He added that a recorded message from the prison’s phone said the line would be cut immediately if any person other than Aisha talked on the phone. He also said that his father was...
  • Will Smith on 75% Tax in France

    08/08/2012 8:39:00 PM PDT · by Dan Zachary · 34 replies
    CNS News ^ | August 8, 2012 | CNS News
    On France’s TF1 in early May, Smith explained why he supported the idea of paying higher taxes, saying, "I have no issue with paying taxes and whatever needs to be done for my country to grow. I believe very firmly that my ability to sit here -- I'm a black man who didn't go to college, yet I get to travel around the world and sell my movies, and I believe very firmly that America is the only place on Earth that I could exist. So I will pay anything that I need to pay to keep my country growing."...
  • Big US banks submit "living wills" to regulators

    07/03/2012 3:05:19 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Google ^ | 7/03/12 | ALEX VEIGA
    Big US banks submit "living wills" to regulatorsBy ALEX VEIGA, AP Business Writer – 1 hour ago Nine of the largest U.S. banks have submitted plans offering roadmaps for how the government could break up and sell off their assets if they are in danger of failing. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. released summaries of the "living wills" on Tuesday for Bank of America, Barclays, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley and UBS. The plans were required under the 2010 financial overhaul, which gave regulators the power to seize and dismantle banks that threaten the...
  • Savoring the difficult times: Surrender Will

    06/12/2012 7:26:12 PM PDT · by publius321 · 2 replies ^ | 6-12-2012 | Scott Ryan
    Just some spontaneous thoughts on video I uploaded last night.
  • Will: The subprime education bubble

    06/10/2012 8:50:41 AM PDT · by Signalman · 22 replies
    VC Start ^ | 6/10/2012 | George Will
    <p>Many parents and the children they send to college are paying rapidly rising prices for something of declining quality. This is because "quality" is not synonymous with "value."</p> <p>Glenn Harlan Reynolds, University of Tennessee law professor, believes college has become, for many, merely a "status marker" signaling membership in the educated caste, and a place to meet spouses of similar status — "associative mating."</p>
  • Will Smith slaps Gay reporter

    05/18/2012 7:37:50 PM PDT · by chevydude26 · 20 replies
    Wow I think the gay agenda is getting too comfortable. Can't blame Will Smith here. If this was Ted Nugent who slapped the reporter or Rush Limbaugh their heads would be called for
  • Illinois is running out of time and money

    04/28/2012 11:44:40 AM PDT · by Signalman · 21 replies
    WP ^ | 4/25/2012 | George Will
    After trying to tax Illinois to governmental solvency and economic dynamism, Pat Quinn, a Democrat who has been governor since 2009, now says “our rendezvous with reality has arrived.” Actually, Illinois is still reality-averse, so Americans may soon learn the importance of the freedom to fail in a system of competitive federalism. Illinois was more heavily taxed than the five contiguous states (Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Iowa, Wisconsin) even before January 2011, when Quinn got a lame-duck legislature (its successor has fewer Democrats) to raise corporate taxes 30 percent (from 7.3 percent to 9.5 percent), giving Illinois one of the highest...
  • Hey, Libertarians: If you won't be my friend, could you please be my enemy?

    04/19/2012 12:17:33 PM PDT · by Greg Swann · 13 replies ^ | April 8, 2012 | Greg Swann
    I swear to god, for the first time in my life I cannot seem to make an enemy on the internet! As a matter of strategy, this is what Man Alive! seeks: To disintermediate the ruling class. Disintermediation means cutting out the middle-man, and, by teaching you a new way of thinking about human nature and about your own unique self, the book puts you in charge of your own philosophical affairs. You no longer have to turn to so-called "thought leaders" -- most of whom are frauds anyway -- for answers -- which answers are almost always contrary to...
  • From Man Alive! - "The love of Splendor is the life divine."

    04/19/2012 12:34:52 PM PDT · by Greg Swann · 21 replies ^ | April 8, 2012 | Greg Swann
    From: Man Alive! A survival manual for the human mind. by Greg Swann Chapter 12. The love of Splendor is the life divine. We see the world weÂ’re looking for. I see a world full of children. I see the adults around me, of course, and the houses and cars and trees and birds and animals. I love everything in existence, natural and man-made, and I take in everything the world brings to me. But I focus on the children. I love babies when theyÂ’re barely old enough to smile at the world. And I love toddlers, just learning to...
  • From Man Alive! - "Indomitable you."

    04/18/2012 9:48:24 AM PDT · by Greg Swann · 2 replies ^ | April 8, 2012 | Greg Swann
    From: Man Alive! A survival manual for the human mind. by Greg Swann Chapter 11. Indomitable you. If you have been paying attention to the slow-motion train wreck going on among the allegedly capitalist nation-states and their undeniably socialist central banks, you will have heard terms like “crony-capitalism” or “entitlement mentality.” Perhaps the pundits you have read have been honest enough to use a more comprehensive coinage – such as “moochers.” All of these ugly phenomena, and many others, are manifestations of a practice economists call “rent-seeking.” That term is used to mean market or legislative manipulations by which someone...
  • From Man Alive! - "A mindful catalog of mindlessness."

    04/17/2012 10:06:06 AM PDT · by Greg Swann · 4 replies ^ | April 8, 2012 | Greg Swann
    From: Man Alive! A survival manual for the human mind. by Greg Swann Chapter 10. A mindful catalog of mindlessness. I told you how you came to be a self, but how did you go about failing so completely, so consistently, to be a defective, bungled and botched not-self? You worked at it, thatÂ’s how. It really is a testament to your fundamental goodness that you have tried so hard, for all of your life, to conform to ideas of moral virtue that no one can live down to fully and yet still manage to remain alive as a human...
  • From Man Alive! - "The high cost of mindlessness."

    04/16/2012 9:48:22 AM PDT · by Greg Swann ^ | April 8, 2012 | Greg Swann
    From: Man Alive! A survival manual for the human mind. by Greg Swann Chapter 9. The high cost of mindlessness. When you are not thinking carefully, you are not not-thinking. If you are not asleep and not unconscious, you are always thinking – always sustaining an uninterruptible mental “dialogue” with yourself in Fathertongue. But if you are not thinking carefully – thinking mindfully – then you are thinking carelessly – mindlessly. Most of the academic nonsense I have mocked in this book consists of a scrupulous cataloging of the processes and consequences of human mindlessness – which is misrepresented by...
  • From Man Alive! - "The integrity of art."

    04/15/2012 11:23:32 AM PDT · by Greg Swann ^ | April 8, 2012 | Greg Swann
    From: Man Alive! A survival manual for the human mind. by Greg Swann Chapter 8. The integrity of art. The universe is internally self-consistent. This is what we mean when we say it “makes sense” – the laws of nature are comprehensible to us because they are all consistent with each other, all superficially differentiated manifestations of the law of identity. This is actually a matter of controversy right now in theoretical physics, where the self-consistency of the universe and humanity’s seemingly uncanny adaptation to it are held to be evidence – in the mother of all We-Now-Know-We-Know-Nothing theories –...
  • Psalm

    04/15/2012 9:06:09 AM PDT · by Greg Swann · 1 replies ^ | April 8, 2012 | Greg Swann
    Art is demanding, and that's good. But art is petulant and importunate and presumptuous to a fault. Art is that damned nuisance of a snoopy neighbor who keeps knocking, knocking, knocking on your cellar door. Art goes straight for the places you forbid yourself to think about and rummages through your most terrifying secrets like a burglar tearing through your underwear drawer. Good art makes you hate it as you devour it, shun it as you immerse yourself in it. Good art makes you restless and jagged and ragged and inspired. Good art makes you shiver. Great art makes you...
  • From Man Alive! - "A calculus of morality on a first-grade number line."

    04/14/2012 9:50:23 AM PDT · by Greg Swann · 6 replies ^ | April 8, 2012 | Greg Swann
    From: Man Alive! A survival manual for the human mind. by Greg Swann Chapter 7. A calculus of morality on a first-grade number line. Spirit your mind back to your first-grade classroom. Can you see that number line tacked up above the blackboard? In the middle is the number zero – one of the most important inventions in mathematics, incidentally. To the right are the positive integers – 1, 2, 3 – up to 10 or 25 or 100. To the left are the negative integers – and take a moment to salute the incomparable genius of subjunctivity who first...
  • From Man Alive! - "The greatest love of all."

    04/12/2012 9:14:01 AM PDT · by Greg Swann · 3 replies ^ | April 8, 2012 | Greg Swann
    From: Man Alive! A survival manual for the human mind. by Greg Swann Chapter 5. The greatest love of all. When the subject of love and sex come up, our friends in the lab coats have a field day. For one thing, gibbons and other critters pair-bond for life, so they’re “just like us.” And for another, when you’re in the thrall of your best-beloved, your brain is all but drowning in pheromones and oxytocin and a mad obsession to rut yourself raw, so you’re no different from a house-cat in heat. Everything they have to say about you omits...
  • From Man Alive! - "A survival manual for the human mind."

    04/11/2012 9:40:58 AM PDT · by Greg Swann · 3 replies ^ | April 8, 2012 | Greg Swann
    From: Man Alive! A survival manual for the human mind. by Greg Swann Chapter 4. The greatest invention in the history of humanity. That chapter heading is really just a tease. WhatÂ’s the most important invention ever devised by the mind of man? Fathertongue, of course. All other inventions flow from it. Without it, we are badly-adapted hairless apes, ultimately doomed to an ignominious extinction. With it, human beings danced on the Moon. In the last chapter, I raised the idea of your being stranded on a desert island. ThatÂ’s a hugely unlikely scenario, but itÂ’s interesting to think about...
  • From Man Alive! - "The nature of your nature."

    04/09/2012 8:35:14 AM PDT · by Greg Swann · 5 replies ^ | April 8, 2012 | Greg Swann
    From: Man Alive! A survival manual for the human mind. by Greg Swann Chapter 2. The nature of your nature. Everything I have to say about anything starts with carrying the claim back to the object. The essence of philosophical error, deliberate or not, is creative solipsism: “The nature of the thing under discussion is what I need it to be to make my argument work out.” This is useless, of course, since no amount of creative map-making will turn a mountain into a valley. The map is not the territory. If we want to make useful, cogent arguments about...
  • Look Who Warned of the Dangers of ‘a state which regulates and controls everything’?

    02/16/2012 10:30:56 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies · 5+ views
    National Review Online - The Corner ^ | February 16, 2012 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    This past Sunday on This Week, George Will said of the HHS mandate: “This is what liberalism looks like. This is what the progressive state does. It tries to break all the institutions of civil society, all the institutions that mediate between the individual and the state. They have to break them to the saddle of the state.” He went on to say: “The Catholic bishops, it serves them right. They’re the ones who were really hot for Obamacare, with few exceptions. But they were all in favor of this.”
  • Levin BLASTS Krauthammer, Will, Coulter, and Rubin on Attempts to Destroy Gingrich

    12/15/2011 6:26:45 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 42 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | December 15, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Says they remind him of previous  attacks on Sarah Palin emanating from  these same useful idiots illuminati...  Shillin' for Mittens: The Great One yesterday: 'Well, Good Lord I have never seen an attack on somebody like I'm seeing on Newt Gingrich- it reminds me of Sarah Palin at this point' 'You go read Jennifer Rubin there in the Washington Compost...(lol), she's making a career out slaughtering conservatives- and Newt Gingrich in particular- because she's in Romney's back pocket.  No offense, Jennifer- it's just obvious, you're writing, I'm reading.' 'Look at George Will... I think his bow-tie popped off his neck. The fact is,...
  • This time, how about a debate of substance?

    11/06/2011 7:41:53 AM PST · by MontaniSemperLiberi · 15 replies
    WaPo ^ | Nov 6th, 2011 | George Will
    The Republican presidential candidates, their sinews stiffened and their blood summoned up, may rightly dread Wednesday’s version of what are inexplicably called debates. The candidates have some explaining to do, particularly regarding two subjects that deserve more searching examination than is possible in 60-second bursts on a stage cluttered with eight contestants. But perhaps certain candidates can be compelled to expand upon, and improve upon, what they have been saying about foreign policy and about the role of the judiciary in American democracy. Most of the candidates have disparaged Barack Obama’s decision that all U.S. troops will leave Iraq this...
  • George Will On Romney: The Republicans Have Found Their Michael Dukakis

    10/23/2011 8:29:08 PM PDT · by Eagle Forgotten · 66 replies · 1+ views
    Mediaite ^ | October 23, 2011 | James Crugnale
    In a stinging comparison that is sure to leave a mark, on Sunday’s This Week With Christiane Amanpour, George Will said the rise of Herman Cain had a lot to do with Republicans coming to the realization that Mitt Romney is their Michael Dukakis. “A technocratic Massachusetts governor running on competence, not ideology,” Will observed.
  • Here's to a long life for Occupy Wall Street

    10/13/2011 6:28:40 AM PDT · by radioone · 25 replies
    Union Leader ^ | 10-13-11 | GEORGE F. WILL
    The Tea Party’s splendid successes, which have altered the nation’s political vocabulary and agenda, have inspired a countermovement — Occupy Wall Street. Conservatives should rejoice and wish for it long life, abundant publicity and sufficient organization to endorse congressional candidates deemed worthy. All Democrats eager for OWS’ imprimatur, step forward. In scale, OWS’ demonstrations-cum-encampments are to Tea Party events as Pittsburg, Kan., is to Pittsburgh, Pa. So far, probably fewer people have participated in all of them combined than attended just one Tea Party rally, that of Sept. 12, 2009, on the Washington Mall. In comportment, OWS is to the...
  • Royal Marine killed in Afghanistan sends mates to Las Vegas in his will

    08/31/2011 5:52:20 AM PDT · by Caulkhead · 4 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 30th August 2011 | Anna Edwards
    A heroic Royal Marine's last wish to see his friends and their girlfriends enjoy a a dream holiday has come true, after the group went on a spectacular trip to Las Vegas. Generous David Hart, 23, took out life insurance before he went to war-torn Afghanistan last year. The Royal Marine, of 40 Commando, was killed by a Taliban roadside bomb in the Helmand-province of Sangin in July last year. In a heartbreaking letter, which was only opened after he had died, his shocked friends discovered the big-hearted soldier had bequeathed them Ł100,000 to fund the luxurious break. Read more:...
  • Liberals’ Wisconsin Waterloo

    08/25/2011 7:45:16 AM PDT · by bigbob · 8 replies
    WaPo ^ | 8-24-11 | George Will
    The residues of liberalism’s Wisconsin Woodstock — 1960s radicalism redux: operatic lamentations, theatrical demonstrations and electoral futilities — are words of plaintive defiance painted on sidewalks around the state capitol. “Solidarity forever” was perhaps painted by a graduate student forever at the University of Wisconsin. “Repubs steal elections” is an odd accusation from people who, seeking to overturn the 2010 elections, cheeredDemocratic lawmakers who fled to Illinois — a congenial refuge for labor-subservient Democrats — in order to paralyze the duly elected legislature. The authors of the sidewalk graffiti have at least read Jefferson: “The tree of liberty is watered...
  • The debt deal and Obama's 2012 problem (George Will Grand Slam!)

    08/17/2011 8:03:50 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 18 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 8/3/11 | G Will
    The story is that as Mark Twain and novelist William Dean Howells stepped outside one morning, a downpour began and Howells asked Twain, “Do you think it will stop?” Twain answered, “It always has.” The debt-ceiling impasse has, as things generally do, ended, and a post-mortem validates conservatives’ portrayal of Barack Obama and their dismay about the dangers and incompetence of liberalism’s legacy, the regulatory state.
  • George Will Confronts MSNBC Analyst for Comparing Tea Party to Terrorists

    08/09/2011 2:39:47 PM PDT · by radioone · 11 replies
    The Blaze ^ | August 8, 2011 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    Steve Rattner is a regular guest analyst on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” and a former Obama adviser. Recently he labeled the Tea Party “economic terrorist” for not — in his estimation — playing fair during the debt ceiling negotiations. According to him, it was “unreasonable” for Tea Party congressman not to consider any tax increases, and it was wrong for them to threaten not to raise the debt limit unless such increases were taken off the table. As the debate continued, Will pulled out his ace in the hole. See, what Rattner failed to realize — or realized but didn’t want...
  • Will: Sustaining the unsustainable (Terrific article)

    07/22/2011 9:11:15 AM PDT · by Signalman · 6 replies
    Ventura County Star ^ | Posted July 21, 2011 at 3:43 p.m. | George Will
    The tea party, the most welcome political development since the Goldwater insurgency in 1964, lacks only the patience necessary when America lacks the consensus required to propel fundamental change through our constitutional system of checks and balances. If Washington's trajectory could be turned as quickly as tea partyers wish — while conservatives control only one-half of one of the two political branches — their movement would not be as necessary as it is. Fortunately, not much patience is required. The Goldwater impulse took 16 years to reach fruition in the election of Ronald Reagan. The tea party can succeed in...
  • ATF Director Will Soon Share His Fast & Furious Facts w/ Oversight Watchdogs (video)

    06/30/2011 11:30:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Youtube ^ | 6/30/11 | Fox
    Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, goes on Fox News to discuss the ongoing investigation of who in the Justice Department and ATF were aware of and authorized the deadly Operation Fast & Furious, as well as protecting the rights of federal whistle-blowers.
  • The Media Will Soon Turn on Michele Bachmann

    06/27/2011 4:32:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | 6/27/11 | Peter Roff
    The Des Moines Register poll showing Republican Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann in a tie for first place with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney among likely Iowa Caucus goers has turned the presidential race on its ear. (Snip) She is going to be scrutinized now like she has never been because, let’s face it, the current polls show that in the current presidential race, she could go far. Which means her surge is likely going to come to a quick and perhaps even spectacular end.
  • George Will Goes Nuclear On Mother Of Five!

    05/29/2011 4:59:47 PM PDT · by HMS Surprise · 113 replies
    tea party tribune ^ | 5/29/11 | jim funkhouser
    Shall I channel George Will’s brain? The following is NOT misogyny! No, really! But it is what he’s probably thinking… It’s a “threshold question” you see. In other words, according to the King of the RINOs, it’s out of his hands. It’s not that he wouldn’t love to see a real conservative in the White House, it’s just that she can’t pass the nuclear litmus test and therefore the entire question is moot. Palin cannot be President, like say a Joe Biden (snicker), because she is a… Here we go again! A corollary to Godwin’s Law, according to me and...
  • Zogby: Jews Will Vote for Obama Despite Israel Stance

    05/20/2011 6:48:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 163 replies · 1+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 5/20/11 | David A. Patten and Ashley Martella
    Despite the uproar over President Barack Obama’s support for Palestinian demands that Israel return to its 1967 borders, pollster John Zogby predicts that Obama won’t suffer significant defections from Jewish voters at the polls in 2012. In an exclusive Newsmax.TV interview, Zogby noted that Democrats traditionally enjoy a 75 percent to 25 percent advantage in the Jewish vote. The lone exception was Ronald Reagan’s re-election bid in 1984. It will take more than a little friction with the current leadership of Israel to change that dynamic, he says. “Israel is extremely important to American Jews. But so are traditional liberal...
  • Dreamliner nightmare

    05/15/2011 8:58:43 AM PDT · by Signalman · 12 replies
    JewishWorldReview ^ | 5/15/2011 | George Will
    NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. --- This summer, the huge Boeing assembly plant here will begin producing 787 Dreamliners — up to three a month, priced at $185 million apiece. It will, unless the National Labor Relations Board, controlled by Democrats and encouraged by Barack Obama’s reverberating silence, gets its way. Last month — 17 months after Boeing announced plans to build here and with the $2 billion plant nearing completion — the NLRB, collaborating with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), charged that Boeing’s decision violated the rights of its unionized workers in Washington state, where some Dreamliners are assembled...