Archive for December, 2010
Below is a post I wrote last New Year’s Eve over at Redstate. The Spartanburg Tea Party didn’t exist this time last year, and I occasionally posted some thoughts at that site. Still do, actually. I do remember the despair I felt as I wrote it. It was just a week after the traitorous health [...]
That’s the question raised at the Sundries Shack blog regarding the recent lack of efficiency in clearing the streets of New York City during the recent snow storms. Selfish Sanitation Department bosses from the snow-slammed outer boroughs ordered their drivers to snarl the blizzard cleanup to protest budget cuts вЂ” a disastrous move that turned [...]
Louis Peck, writing at The Fiscal Times, has an even more in-depth article about the use of the Congressional Review Act. If I thought that Congress had the spine to follow through, I’d be sorta encouraged. The fact that the article quotes Jim DeMint quite a bit spurs that encouragement. One of the things IвЂ™ve [...]
Americans for Tax Reform and The Daily Caller are co-hosting a debate Monday January 3 for the RNC Chairman candidates. The debate begins at 1 PM and will be streamed online. You can watch at the link above, and also at The Daily Caller site. Former Michigan GOP chairman Saul Anuzis, former Bush administration official [...]
Stephen Dinan at the Washington Times reports that the House Republicans are planning a rules change that would end most commending resolutions, saving time and money. Take a look at the article … I’m talking to YOU SC Legislature!
The Guardians of Liberty have plans for a prolonged, rotating siege of DC. I don’t know anything about this organization, so I leave it to you to visit their website and make your own determination. They plan to stay in DC, walking the halls and visiting Congress, and also encourage similar visits to local offices, [...]
The Wall Street Journal has an article detailing how the Congressional Review Act may be in use when the 112th Congress convenes. Basically, the Congressional Review Act allows Congress to overturn regulatory agency orders with simple majority, for example, FCC, EPA, FDA, CMS orders. This article speaks specifically to the recent FCC actions … The [...]
Fred Barnes of the Weekly Standard writes an article about the use of the interstate compact/health care compact to overcome Obamacare. Tea Party Patriots is actively pursuing this issue, and I’m keeping my eye/ear on it as well (I attend the weekly conference calls put on by the Tea Party Patriots, and I know tea [...]
In a brief article at Slate.com, Dave Weigel points out that Rep. Lynn Jenkins tweeted: I will re-introduce the End the Lame Duck Act to prevent power grabs as we’ve seen at the end of this session. Congress … make it happen.
Jason Spencer writing at the Spartanburg Herald Journal reports that Lee Bright … … has prefiled legislation that would make a firearm, firearm accessory or ammunition that is commercially or privately manufactured in South Carolina and does not leave this state exempt from federal regulation, including registration. This is similar to the Montana law, which [...]