I May Have to Start Voting Democrat

‘Do you prefer tax-and-spend liberals, tax-and-spend conservatives, or tax-and-spend moderates?’

What’s the point in voting for Republicans to run the Oklahoma government? If you’d told me a few years ago that the GOP controlled legislature would have a ‘meh’ attitude about out-of-control spending in our state agencies, I would have said you were crazy. If you’d told me a few years ago that our Republican governor would be calling for massive tax increases, I would have said you were crazy. If you’d told me a few years ago that the GOP controlled legislature would be scheming to pass tax increases at the beginning of the legislative session, I would have said you were crazy.

But here we are, on opening day of the 2018 legislative session, and the Republicans are planning to bring a “quick vote” on tax increases. Of course they want a quick vote before their constituents get wind of what they’re up to and jam the capitol phone banks with phone calls to stop it.

Last May I wrote a post called Have I Traveled to […] → Keep reading

Democrats Refuse to Protect Babies Born Alive in Failed Abortions

If there was any doubt about Democrats bathing in the blood of babies, doubt no more. Liberals have always claimed that abortion should remain legal because pregnancy should be a woman’s choice or an option to protect the life of the mother. That manifesto has now been decimated.

Earlier this month, the U.S. House voted on HR4712 – The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.

Congress finds as follows:

(1) If an abortion results in the live birth of an infant, the infant is a legal person for all purposes under the laws of the United States, and entitled to all the protections of such laws.

(2) Any infant born alive after an abortion or within a hospital, clinic, or other facility has the same claim to the protection of the law that would arise for any newborn, or for any person who comes to a hospital, clinic, or other facility for screening and treatment or otherwise becomes a patient within its care.

The bill passed the House on January 19 and has been sent to the Senate. The […] → Keep reading

Health Care Is Not a Right

Liberals are determined to make health care a right. It isn’t a right, but since when did truth stop liberals from squawking on and on about what they want. By calling health care a right, what they’re really saying is that the government should pay for it for everyone. There’s a word for that – socialism. But that’s the Democratic Party today, socialists one and all.

While there can be no argument that health care is a necessity, that does not make it a right. Food, shelter and clothing are all necessities but that doesn’t mean the government should provide everyone with them.

Ask a liberal to find health care in the Bill of Rights. Pack a lunch because you’re going to be there awhile. Most liberals probably have no clue what is in the Bill of Rights. The Declaration of Independence says that we have the unalienable right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Having those rights does not mean the government or our fellow citizens are required to provide us with the means to live our […] → Keep reading

California: A Cesspool of Illegals and Psychotic Liberalism

Just when you thought things couldn’t get any crazier in California, one of their leading politicians steps up to the plate. Ian Calderon, the Democratic majority leader in California’s lower house has decided that the big problem his state needs to address is straws. Yes, straws. Not taxes, not immigration, not crime, not the abysmal California budget. Straws.

Calderon has introduced a bill to stop restaurants from offering their customers a straw unless they ask for one. The penalty set forth in the bill for giving an unrequested straw is up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. I suppose they think the thousand dollars isn’t much since Nancy Pelosi said a thousand dollars is just “crumbs.”

Calderon said in a press release that his bill is designed to “create awareness around the issue of one-time use plastic straws and its detrimental effects on our landfills, waterways and oceans.”

Six months in jail and $1,000. For giving a customer a straw.

Last week I read that researchers at the University of Manchester in Great Britain […] → Keep reading

More Liberal Run Cities Enact Soda Tax

One of my first few blog posts when I started this site was about the city of Baltimore and their soda tax. In an attempt to balance the city budget, the city council passed a two cents per container tax on beverages. Pepsi’s response was to shut down production at the Baltimore plant, putting 75 people out of work. Grocery stores reported sales were down because nearby counties did not have the tax. I learned today that the tax increased to five cents per container in 2013.

Early last year the city of Philadelphia passed something similar, imposing a 1.5 cent-per-ounce tax on sweetened and diet beverages. The tax is imposed at the distributor level but any moron can tell you costs are always passed on to the consumer. The tax amounts to a $1.44 increase on a six-pack of 16 ounce bottles.

In March last year, Pepsi cited the tax when announcing 80 to 100 workers would be laid off at a distribution center serving Philadelphia.

So what effect did the tax have on Philadelphia businesses?

Philadelphia City […] → Keep reading

Destruction of the Electoral College Remains a Leftist Goal

Walter Williams has written a column defending the Electoral College in which he asks, “Is it ignorance of or contempt for our Constitution that fuels the movement to abolish the Electoral College?”

The answer is – yes. It is either ignorance of or contempt for the Constitution that fuels the anti-Electoral College movement. Whether it is ignorance or contempt depends on which leftist we’re talking about. I’ve never met a Democrat yet who didn’t believe the Electoral College should be eliminated. Not surprising since two of the last five presidential elections had the Republican losing the popular vote but winning the Electoral College, making Democrats absolutely apoplectic. If the roles were reversed and it was the Democrat who won the Electoral College, you can be sure that they would be staunch defenders of it. But, they hate it.

But which of them are ignorant and which are contemptuous? I used to believe that Democrats at the grass-roots level are mostly the ignorant and the leadership is mostly the contemptuous. But my theory may have taken a hit when Democratic National […] → Keep reading