Category Archives: Unintended Consequences

The Democrats’ Recession

The public seems to believe that the current economic problems are primarily the Republicans doing, and that is what swung the election, according to exit polls. Read John Lott’s newest piece published at FoxNews.com. He writes about various Democrat-pushed policies … Continue reading

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State Run Health Care

This is what state run health care looks like: Her last hope was a $4,000-a-month drug that her doctor prescribed for her, but the insurance company refused to pay. What the Oregon Health Plan did agree to cover, however, were … Continue reading

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“If Obama loses it will spark the second American Civil War.”??

Well this would be a regrettable choice on someones part: “If Obama loses it will spark the second American Civil War. Blood will run in the streets, believe me. And it’s not a coincidence that President Bush recalled soldiers from … Continue reading

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At Least Biden Has Faith

“Mark my words,” the Democratic vice presidential nominee warned at the second of his two Seattle fundraisers Sunday. “It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking. We’re … Continue reading

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Too Big To Fail

Just great. Look what we have wrought… Yet after years of withering, a combined GM and Chrysler could command government attention if the world’s largest automaker hits even rockier times. “If they do come together, they really do become too … Continue reading

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“Give me liberty and give me death”

I missed this when it was published but it is worth reading now. Recently P.J. O’Rourke was diagnosed with cancer. He wrote a column for the L.A. Times describing his reaction which is extraordinary in its insight and vision. Go … Continue reading

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Price Fixing

It starts when the local mob comes and tells you that your business must extend its services to a preferred group (preferred by the mob, not you) at rates which are not profitable. Naturally, your business begins to flounder, and … Continue reading

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That’s the Problem, Clayton

Clayton County is an Atlanta suburb, and its school district has lost its accreditation. The first sentence in the AJC article on the issue today reads, “Clayton County school officials promised Tuesday that every senior will graduate with an accredited … Continue reading

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Obama “Delegate” Leads Censorship Charge

Shakespear Feyissa (see his Obama Delegates page) came to the US from Ethiopia in 1991, attended Seattle Pacific University, and in 1998, as a senior, was kicked out. He had been arrested for sexually assaulting another student, the fifth to … Continue reading

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WOW

This is quite amazing.

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Catchy Name

Over at BoingBoing we see this:

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Talking to the Police

Posted here recently was the tragic story of a man who was, I believe, wrongly convicted in a self-defense shooting incident. Part of the reason he was convicted is that he spoke with police before consulting with an attorney. Many … Continue reading

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Not Me…

…but I have done this:

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French Attack, British Cite Pirates’ “Human Rights”

Read this New York Times post. Here are the highlights: ON April 11, French commandos went in with guns blazing and captured a gang of pirates who days earlier had hijacked a luxury cruise ship, the Ponant, and held the … Continue reading

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Italy’s Crime Problem

Today’s Wall Street Journal article Italy Makes It Hard For Jailbirds to Stay in Jail reports: ROME — Less than two years ago, Italy’s prison system faced a crisis: Built to hold 43,000 inmates, it was straining to contain more … Continue reading

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