Archive for May 2011

Debt Ceiling Debate: Democrats Won't Even Vote For Their Own Ideas!

-By Warner Todd Huston Late on Tuesday the GOP led House of Representatives defeated a vote to raise the debt ceiling. This is not a surprising vote, to be sure, but the odd part of this deal is that some Democrats voted with Republicans even after sending a letter to Obama only a month ago... Read more »

Election Laws Need an Overhaul, Wisc. Case in Point

-By Warner Todd Huston There is no doubt that our election laws are in serious disarray. So many laws and rules have been written and added to the plethora of rules and regulations that already exist that confusion is more likely the case than clarification. As several recall petitions in Wisconsin wing their way to... Read more »

Redistricting: Democrat Infested Ill. LegisSLAYture Kills Will of the Voter

-By Warner Todd Huston One of the worst aspects of American politics is the often blatantly partisan process of redistricting and Illinois has just clocked in with one of the worst examples in recent memory. Illinois Democrats just finished their effort to redistrict the state and have proven that the will of the voters is... Read more »

Illinois GOP Betray Own Platform

-By Warner Todd Huston With the latest three votes, the Illinois GOP has shown itself to be little else but Democrat lite and has shown that even planks in its own platform are meaningless when it comes to voting time. The last Illinois Republican Party platform was produced and approved in 2008 (See .pdf here)... Read more »

Kinzinger Statement on Vote Against Raising the Debt Ceiling

From the office of Republican Adam Kinzinger (11th District)… Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL-11) today issued the following statement on his vote against H.R. 1954, legislation that would increase the government’s ability to borrow by $2.4 trillion without implementing any spending cuts or budgetary reforms: “Last November, the American people sent a clear... Read more »

Fox Business Network Opens New Studio Overlooking Floor of Chicago Mercantile Exchange

-By Warner Todd Huston Fox Business Network is leaping head first into full time coverage right in the thick of it all at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange with a new CME-based studio booth on the next level up from trading floor itself. Interestingly, this marks as the very first time a financial network will have... Read more »

Hey Obama, Let's Go Back to Pre-1958 Borders, Too...

From the mail bag: Dear President Obama: I am writing today with a somewhat unusual request. First and foremost, I am asking that you return America to its August 20th, 1959 borders so that Hawaii is no longer a state and you are no longer a citizen. Signed: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (H/T my friend... Read more »

Illinois Legislature Passes DREAM Act Giving Illegals Free College Education

-By Warner Todd Huston In a 61-53 vote in the Illinois House, an Illinois version of the DREAM Act (SB2185) has been passed and will be signed into law by accidental Governor Pat Quinn. The Illinois DREAM Act will provide free money for the children of illegal immigrants to go to state colleges and universities.... Read more »

Dem. Party Chair Mad that GOP wants to Make Being an Illegal Alien... er... Illegal

-By Warner Todd Huston Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz is a Democrat Congresswoman from Florida and is currently the head of the Democrat National Committee. She is also one of the most vitriolic, off base, half informed demagogues of the far left in America today. There are tons of examples of her lies and calumnies out... Read more »

DC Libs Happy to Sign Petition Banning Conservative's Free Speech

-By Warner Todd Huston The left is always a bundle of contradictions. On one hand leftists set themselves up as the ultimate in “tolerance” and a guarantor of “freedom” to do as one wishes. Most leftists imagine themselves interested in making sure everyone is free to do as they wish to the point where that... Read more »