For March 27, 2014
Matthew Yglesias is Juice Vox Media's Village Idiot and Liar-in-Chief
Well, now we know why the Washington Post did not want to invest in Ezra Klein's "explanatory journalism" nonsense. Turns out it is just a left-wing propaganda tool trying to spin instead of explain.
Let us turn our attention to Matthew Yglesias, the Executive Editor of Ezra Klein's new site. As my friend Pejman Yousefzadeh has well documented, Yglesias is just not that bright. He thinks Joe Lieberman is a dumb Jewish politician; was shocked to discover Senators represent the states as opposed to populations; was unaware of a black conservative tradition; couldn't understand why Miami didn't expand westward (hint: a giant swamp); had no idea an incumbent President had been defeated in primaries (Jimmy Carter lost 13 primaries in 1980 to Ted Kennedy and Jerry Brown); thought Bobby Jindal's reputation for intelligence was just ethnic stereotyping; argued it was okay to lie about having kids; wanted to know why Egypt didn't have a Parliamentary system as if it'd matter and, by the way, it already does have one; thinks there are too many banks; thinks no banks have been chartered in 2013 even though banks were chartered in 2013; and the list goes on.
More importantly, Matthew Yglesias believes it is okay for liberals to lie in debates. He claimed "Fighting dishonesty with dishonesty is sometimes the right thing for advocates to do". After all, according to Yglesias, Republicans are bad people; there are few if any conservatives he respects; and liberals aren't condescending enough to conservatives who make stupid arguments no matter how smart they are.
So it's okay to lie.
Which brings us to his video at the JuiceVox Media website. . . . please click here for the rest of the post →
An Achille's Heel Amidst The NLRB's Rationale In Ruling College Football Players Can Unionize
Notwithstanding the fact that the decision may be appealed and, as well, open the door to other college athletes maintaining that they too should be permitted to unionize, on Wednesday, the Chicago region of the National Labor Relations Board ruled that football players at Northwestern University are eligible to unionize since they are, according to the NLRB, "employees" under the Act. . . . please click here for the rest of the post →
Charlotte, NC Mayor Arrested For Theft, Corruption
This has been a bad day for politicians without a party. From the Charlotte Observer, Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon arrested on corruption charges . . . please click here for the rest of the post →
State Senator Arrested on Bribery and Corruption Charges
Sad news from the Golden State. A State senator has been indicted on charges of corruption and bribery. Via the San Jose Mercury, State Sen. Leland Yee indicted for public corruption in major FBI operation . . . please click here for the rest of the post →
Russia and the West– On the Cusp of a New Cold War
I've never been a Robert Gates fan. I've always seen him a more of a pale, man-in-a-gray-flannel-suit-type apparatchik. My lack of enthusiasm for Gates and all his works was made more acute when he agreed to stay at Defense as a beard for Barack Obama's decidedly un-masculine vision of the military.
My views shifted a bit when his memoir hit the streets and refreshingly confirmed that what many of us outside the Pentagon feared was happening was in fact reality. . . . please click here for the rest of the post →
The Court Case That Could Save You $700 Billion
America may be on the verge of a giant tax cut. A tax increase created illegally by the Obama IRS when interpreting ObamaCare may come to an end, struck down as unconstitutional overreach. Oral arguments Tuesday showed judges leaning toward forcing the administration to follow the law as written. . . . please click here for the rest of the post →