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DRUG FREE FOR FREE MONEY – REVISITED

Almost two years ago, I wrote an article, “Drug Free for Free Money,” in which I applauded Florida Governor Rick Scott for requiring adults applying for welfare assistance to undergo drug screening.  I thought it was a great idea and still do. But, then, I don’t wear a black muu muu.  Immediately after the law [...]

“TAPS” OR JUST TAPPED OUT

In a recent column by Bill McClellan in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, he suggested, as a way to cut government spending, that we eliminate military funerals for all veterans except for those who died in combat.  He states that buglers who play “Taps” make $24.50 per service and, although, not excessive, the government is just [...]

HYPOCRITE-IN-CHIEF

Hypocrisy – n. The practice of professing beliefs, feelings or virtues that one does not hold or possess; insincerity. While claiming his concern for America’s children, President Obama cancels White House tours instead of cutting the countless numbers of wasteful projects, grants, and studies that fail to benefit any American life.  Hypocrisy at its finest. [...]

FISKER KARMA – ANOTHER OBAMA BOONDOGGLE

Everyone’s probably heard of Solyndra but how many of you have heard of the Fisker Corporation? Two years ago, Henrik Fisker got $529,000,000 (yes, that’s $529 million) in government loan guarantees to start up his electric car company.  All the money hasn’t circled the bowl yet, but I’m predicting it will. Let’s start off with [...]

MITT ROMNEY “GETS” WHAT’S IMPORTANT

At the DNC, Julian Castro, Mayor of San Antonio, Texas, said Mitt Romney “doesn’t get it.”  According to some, Mr. Romney doesn’t relate to the “little people” because he didn’t grow up like average folks.  Well, so what?  Mitt Romney comes from money, I don’t.  I don’t want him to “get” my life; I want [...]

Misplaced Outrage

I saw a great photo on Facebook today.  It read: APPARENTLY, I’M SUPPOSED TO BE MORE OUTRAGED BY WHAT MITT ROMNEY DOES WITH HIS MONEY THAT BY WHAT OBAMA DOES WITH MINE. I couldn’t say it any better.

Down the Drain

I didn’t even know there was such a thing as “sparkly styling spray” for dogs (which “leaves the coat with specks of shiny glitter and aroma of candy cane”) but the members of Congress do.  Yes, that’s right.  If you haven’t guessed it, you and I are subsidizing these products/companies through farm legislation. Apparently, this [...]

Chuck Woolery with Some Common Sense

Sounds good to me!

NINTH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS HEADING FOR SUN AND SURF – ON OUR DIME

  Call me naive.  That’s okay.  But I had no idea that individual Circuit Courts held conferences. Well, they do. It’s been reported that the famously liberal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ 2010 conference cost the taxpayers more than $657,000 in travel costs alone for 700 attendees.  Taxpayers were billed a combined $860,000 for travel [...]

Pentagon Orders Study to Study Whether It Does Too Many Studies

You read that correctly.  The Pentagon has ordered a study to study whether it does too many studies. In 2010, the Pentagon launched its study of studies after it had received a large amount of studies. As a result, the Government Accountability Office reviewed this latest “study” and decided it was a flop because it [...]