Posts in category "Government"

CPSC Busting Buckyballs

CPSC Busting Buckyballs
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is busting balls. To be more exact they have decided to go after Maxfield & Oberton, the maker of an ADULT DESK TOY called BUCKYBALLS. What makes the CPSC actions so egregious, though, is that they are going after a company that by all accounts has been a responsible... Read more »

Term Limits: How About One 6 Year Presidential Term?

Term Limits: How About One 6 Year Presidential Term?
The 2012 Presidential Election cycle is in full swing, however, there are many people who believe that the current campaign began the day after President Barack Obama assumed office. To be fair, though, this is not about President Obama because this sort of thing has been going on for as long as I can remember.... Read more »

D-Day? House Ethics Committee Due To Address Jesse Jackson Jr. Probe Today

D-Day? House Ethics Committee Due To Address Jesse Jackson Jr. Probe Today
Could it be that we will finally get the nitty-gritty on U.S. Representative Jesse Jackson Jr.? Naturally it is always difficult to gauge which way the House Ethics Committee will go when it comes to investigating “one of its own.” Let’s face it, the Congress doesn’t exactly have a very good reputation these days. And... Read more »
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Dare I Say It? I Agree With Rev. Jesse Jackson That The Fix Is In, But..

Dare I Say It? I Agree With Rev. Jesse Jackson That The Fix Is In, But..
I have to admit that there are very few things that I could ever find common ground on with the Reverend Jesse Jackson. Don’t get me wrong here either as my contempt for Jesse Jackson does not diminish the fact that I truly believe that African-Americans, as well as other minorities and low income Americans,... Read more »

Who Took A Political Hit? Obama, Tea Party Or You?

Who Took A Political Hit? Obama, Tea Party Or You?
In the aftermath of the debt ceiling crisis there seems to be a consensus that President Obama somehow took a political hit by bowing to the Tea Party. But, did he really? Obama’s liberal base isn’t very happy as they view his actions as a capitulation. But what did he give away? Some theoretical numbers... Read more »

Gabrielle Giffords Casts Vote On Broke(n) America

Gabrielle Giffords Casts Vote On Broke(n) America
Washington may have received a temporary respite from its partisan bickering when Representative Gabrielle Giffords appeared on the House floor to cast her vote in an effort to avert a government default, however, politics in America is forever broke(n). The crisis, which has held our nation hostage, not only left a bad taste in the... Read more »
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Illinois House Republicans File Remap Suit, Cite "Partisan Gerrymander"

Illinois House Republicans File Remap Suit, Cite "Partisan Gerrymander"
Illinois Republican House incumbents filed federal suit on Wednesday against the Illinois Board of Elections over the Democratic Remap. The lawsuit asserts that the new districts drawn by Democrats not only discriminates against Latinos and Republicans, but it also called the remap a “partisan gerrymander.” In all, 10 Republican Incumbents and 6 others have been... Read more »

Americans Can End Whore House Politics By Demanding An "Everybody In Open Primary"

Americans Can End Whore House Politics By Demanding An "Everybody In Open Primary"
As the rancor and dysfunction in politics increases, more and more Americans have become less inclined to favor either party. According to a Mickey Edwards article written for the Atlantic, some 40% of voters now describe themselves as “Independents.” Hopefully that number will continues to grow since it would finally offer voters the power to... Read more »

If FAA Has Partial Shutdown At Midnight Buy Your Airline Tickets Tax Free! Updated!

If FAA Has Partial Shutdown At Midnight Buy Your Airline Tickets Tax Free! Updated!
Keep your eyes on the clock and your fingers on the computer keyboard because if the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has a partial shutdown after midnight Friday Night you stand to save some serious money! The FAA is currently in a partisan dispute over legislation to extend that agency’s operating authority and if they can’t... Read more »
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GOP Imploding: Will 2012 Bring A Reversal of Fortunes For Democrats?

GOP Imploding: Will 2012 Bring A Reversal of Fortunes For Democrats?
The tides of discontent swings like a pendulum. As Democrats found out during the mid-term elections of 2010, if you anger the public – there will be repercussions. The Tea Party seized the moment and the balance of power shifted to the GOP in the House of Representatives. Americans wanted change and more importantly an... Read more »