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Thursday, January 22, 2015

From the Empire State

From an AP report via Fox News:
New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was arrested Thursday on public corruption charges and accused of using his position as one of the most powerful men in Albany to obtain millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks masked as legitimate income. 
Of course, the fact of interest to me is that it isn't until the TENTH paragraph til you read:
As speaker of the Democrat-controlled Assembly, Silver is one of the most influential people in New York state government.
And, you notice, they never say that he himself is a Democrat.  Just that the assembly is controlled by the Ds and you're left to figure out the rest.

Nice that there's some work against corruption by the US prosecutor.  Bad that there's still journalistic bias from the AP.

But what else would you expect.


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

My Missouri Prediction

From the New York Times comes this story:
WASHINGTON — Justice Department lawyers will recommend that no civil rights charges be brought against the police officer who fatally shot an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Mo., after an F.B.I. investigation found no evidence to support charges, law enforcement officials said Wednesday.
Anyone want to bet on what the reaction will be "on the street"?  I'm gonna go way out on the limb and say that this will be just another excuse for more looting and destruction -- another "no justice" moment to provide the chance to grab free stuff from "The Man".

Then again, when the government instills an entitlement mentality that includes public housing, food stamps, free medical care, Obamaphones and more, why shouldn't folks just take whatever they want.
It's "justice".


Patterico's response

Patterico has posted the following about the SOTU:

The GOP has entrusted me with the solemn responsibility of responding to the remarks of the President of the United States in his State of the Union address. My video response is below.



Well put, sir.  Sums it up nice and quick.  Accurate, too.


SOTU

As I get older, I learn to just avoid things that will be painful.  Call it the wisdom of experience.  One thing I avoid is the State of the Union speech - and that's no matter who is in the White House.

Luckily, there are folks out there to watch it for me and give me the after-action report.  From John Hayward over at Big Government:
By the time we hit the lame-duck phase of any two-term presidency, SOTU will inevitably feel like an aging rock band that keeps giving encores nobody asked for, the audience groaning and returning to their seats as each new tune tumbles from the dusty speakers. This is an especially acute problem for Barack Obama, who has essentially been giving the same speech since 2008, with minor topical modifications.
He’s still generous to a fault with other people’s money. He still has a very high opinion of himself, coupled with very thin skin. He remains confident that his supporters can’t remember anything he’s actually done as President, or how any of it worked out. His speechwriters are still cherry-picking out-of-context statistics to make his presidency seem less disappointing. He still over-promises and under-delivers. He’s still the little boy who screams about everyone else’s cookie-eating habits when he gets caught with his hand in the cookie jar.
Most importantly, President Obama has not lost faith in the magical power of his rhetoric. He thinks he can make problems including Yemen, Islamist terrorism, al-Qaeda, and his assorted scandals disappear by not talking about them. While he was busy trying to wish Vladimir Putin away to the cornfield, Russian and Ukrainian forces were exchanging fire. The regime Obama worked hard to install in Yemen is coming down in flames, to be replaced by some miserable combination of an Iranian satellite and an al-Qaeda fortress, but you’d never know it from Obama’s cheery blather about the glories of his “smart power.” By Obama standards, it’s a foreign-policy triumph that the evacuation of the last American from Sanaa wasn’t shown on a split-screen while he was patting himself on the back for his diplomatic skills.
Sounds like our Narcissist-in-Chief hasn't lost a step over the past six years.  It's still all about him and his view of how everything is wonderful thanks to The One.

This wouldn't be so bad if it was the 7th grade class president off on flights of delusion.  But this is the President of the United States of America.  Supposedly the most important man in the world.

From all reports, I saved myself pain and suffering by staying away from SOTU.  But I did enjoy Hayward's column.  You should read the whole thing yourself.


Sunday, January 18, 2015

Friday, January 16, 2015

Klavan on Waterboarding

If only he was on television rather than of Jon Stewart.  Imagine the effect it would have.




Free Speech and More

Quoted in its entirety from Exurban League:
Not to rain on your free-speech parade, but…
Just about a year ago, the Nigerian Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram kidnapped, raped and sold into slavery an entire school of 12-15 year old girls, due in large part to their Christian faith.
The reaction from the Obama administration was swift and self-righteous: It immediately asked millions of Twitter users to express their outrage over Boko Haram’s barbarity and show their solidarity with the kidnapped girls by using the #BringBackOurGirls hashtag on Twitter.
And it was a rousing success: People all around the world felt better about themselves, knowing that they had typed eighteen characters into a text box as a way to make a courageous stand against the rape and subjugation of underage girls.
Rosa Parks would be proud.
Shockingly, all of that self-gratification did wonders for the self-esteem of rich white liberals, but did nothing to free the kidnapped young girls. All the girls from the Chibok school are now dead or trapped in the hell of “marriages” to radical Islamists.
And believe it or not, it gets worse than that. Last Friday, while some free speech advocates were talking a stand against shooting editorial cartoonists (and perversely, some professional journalists were taking a stand against free speech), Boko Haram casually, and with malice a forethought, shot up an entire village and killed up to two thousand people.
That’s right, 2000 (or more) innocent lives lost. This is the worse terrorist attack since 9/11, and yet few people have heard about it or seem to care. What is it with Democratic Presidents ignoring genocide in sub-Sarahan Africa, anyways?
I digress.
Getting outraged over the killings at Charlie Hebdo magazine is a good thing, because it’s making people realize the greatest threats to our social freedoms don’t come from some bluenose Puritan Christian carrying a Bible, but rather from an Islamic jihadist with a suicide vest carrying an AK47.
Get outraged, but get active, because when we have foes who would use more than just words to eliminate free speech, free speech must be defended with more than just words.
Words matter.  Actions, even more so.


Today's quote

From Philip K. Dick:
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.

How true.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Money Money

From Fox News:
Taxpayers could see delays in getting their refunds this year -- as well as "unacceptable" customer service -- as the IRS commissioner warns budget cuts are forcing the agency to cut back.

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, in an email sent to workers and obtained by Fox News, predicted a messy tax season on several fronts. 
"The effect of these cuts will hurt taxpayers and our tax system," he wrote. 
He said the cuts could force the IRS to shut down operations for two days later this year, resulting in unpaid furloughs for employees and service cuts for taxpayers. 
But in the near-term, the commissioner said cuts in overtime and temporary staff hours could cause delays in refunds. 
What government has come down to....a blackmail operation.  They don't get a big enough budget, so they are going to hurt the ordinary citizen -- unless us chumps pay up.

Remember, Koskinen is the party hack who said that they couldn't find ANY of Lois Lerner's emails. Who said there wasn't any targeting of conservatives and conservative groups.  Another Democrat thug, using the power of the government as a club.

Will the public remember come 2016?


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

#29 Quote

Continuing with the 30 best quotes of 2014 from Right Wing News:
It used to be that your rights were infringed upon if the government punished or threatened you for expressing your sincerest beliefs. Now, your rights are infringed upon if you want something but someone refuses to buy it for you. —  Matt Walsh
How true.  Modern progressives have turned the whole notion of rights on its head.  Rights went from being prohibitions on government to becoming claims upon government and fellow citizens.  Listen to progressives talk and you'll catch on....when they say rights, just replace it with the word "claim".

Two images for your consideration:





Obama and the March

Stolen from Powerline - a few graphics for your enjoyment:





Yes, the prime minister of Denmark...maybe Michelle had a say after their last encounter.
 

One down

The OC had a bit of a medical hiatus, but all is on the road to recovery.  News about the Sixteeners:
Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican Party’s vice presidential nominee in 2012, told NBC News in an interview Monday that he will not seek the presidency in 2016.

“I have decided that I am not going to run for president in 2016,” Ryan said in a phone interview, noting that he is “at peace” with the decision he made “weeks ago” to forgo a bid for the White House.
Though Ryan isn't my top choice for the presidency (his immigration statements are almost enough to disqualify him), he would have brought the fiscal arguments to the fore.  Unfortunately, a number of candidates further down my list still want the job.

Will Republicans get this one right. My own odds are less than 50-50.


Wednesday, January 07, 2015

French courage?

More news from the attack:
Benoit Bringer, a journalist from the agency Premieres Lignes Tele, whose offices are next door, told the Telegraph he took refuge on the building's roof.
"Three policemen arrived by push bike, but they left naturally as the attackers were armed," he said.
Three policemen left??  You mean, if you're armed, the police leave?  This is the most disgusting thing I've read in a long time.  Turn in your badge, you don't deserve the respect.


Wake up, world

Word this morning that members of the Religion of Peace (tm) demonstrated how peaceful they are in Paris:
BREAKING: Black-clad gunmen stormed the Paris offices of a satirical publication known for lampooning Islam early Wednesday, killing 12 and injuring as many as 15 before escaping, French officials said.
As many as three Kalashnikov-toting shooters were being sought after the attack at Charlie Hebdo, the publication known for challenging Muslim terrorists with a 2011 caricature of Prophet Muhammed on its cover and which recently tweeted a cartoon of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Two policemen and several journalists - including the cartoonist behind the weekly publication's provocative images, were among the dead.
“We’ve avenged the honor of the prophet!” the killers shouted, according to witnesses who spoke to Sky News. The gunmen spoke French without any accent, according to Le Monde.
When will the West recognize that this is not just terrorism, not just random acts of violence, but it is WAR.

Especially telling will be the response of those millions of supposedly "moderate" Muslims.  Silence is assent.


Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Chickens at Harvard

I was inwardly chuckling when I read this from a story on Powerline:
Many conservatives are chuckling over this New York Times story about the impact Obamacare is having on Harvard’s health care plan: “Health Care Fixes Backed by Harvard’s Experts Now Roil Its Faculty.” Heh. It was easier to promote Obamacare when they thought it was only going to apply to others:
For years, Harvard’s experts on health economics and policy have advised presidents and Congress on how to provide health benefits to the nation at a reasonable cost. But those remedies will now be applied to the Harvard faculty, and the professors are in an uproar.
Members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the heart of the 378-year-old university, voted overwhelmingly in November to oppose changes that would require them and thousands of other Harvard employees to pay more for health care. The university says the increases are in part a result of the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act, which many Harvard professors championed.
I remember something in my youth about sauce for the goose.
So now Harvard’s professors, pretty much all of whom voted for Obama and supported Obamacare, are learning the hard way, from experience, what they apparently were not able to learn by analysis. Lots of conservatives enjoy this, because they don’t like Harvard. I am not in that category. I got my law degree from Harvard, and, while Harvard is no Dartmouth, I liked the law school about as much as anyone likes any law school. But the current controversy illustrates an all too common phenomenon. Liberals are great at telling other people what to do, but it rarely occurs to them that someday, they might have to live under the rules that they advocate for the rest of us. 
The chickens have come home to roost. But not to worry. Remember...they are our betters and know how we should live.  Or so they keep telling us.


Saturday, January 03, 2015

Harry me boy

Well, it seems as though Harry Reid is at it again.  No, not causing mischief in the US Senate, but in his war with exercise.  From Breitbart:
A statement released to reporters from Senator Harry Reid’s office claims Reid spent much the first day of the new year in the hospital after suffering a nasty accident while exercising.
The statement asserts that “a piece of equipment Senator Reid was using to exercise broke, causing him to fall and break a number of ribs and bones in his face.”
Reid was reportedly first brought to St. Rose Dominican Hospital in Henderson to treat the injury before he was transferred to the University Medical Center in Las Vegas, where he remained overnight.
But this isn't the first time Harry has fought exercise equipment and lost.  From the Daily Mail:
Thursday marked Reid’s second exercise-related mishap in three years.
He dislocated his shoulder and bumped his forehead in May 2011 when he slipped and fell during a morning jog in the rain.
Reid leaned on a wet car near his home in Washington, D.C.’s Ritz-Carlton hotel and tumbled to the ground.
That fall left him with a contusion just below his left eye, but he was back in action later that night at a fundraiser for California Sen. Barbara Boxer.
Coincidence or just a convenient excuse for....who knows what.  You be the judge.


Thursday, January 01, 2015

Start 2015 by looking back

Ok....2015 will be the make or break year.

The OC was away from the internet for big chunks of 2014, which made blogging sporadic.  And when I wasn't in the routine, it was easy to get away from posting.  New Years Resolution #1:  Diligent posting.

So let's start with a great list of quotes from 2014.  Compiled by Right Wing News, it sums up a great deal of the differences between progressives and conservatives.  Let's start with #30.
30) What really bugs me as I watch all this process unfold, is the men and women of the CIA did exactly what we wanted to have them do in terms of taking on this program. We’ve got Khalid Sheikh Mohammed who’s the mastermind of 9/11, who has killed 3,000 Americans, taken down the World Trade Center, hit the Pentagon. He is in our possession, we know he’s the architect, and what are we supposed to do? Kiss him on both cheeks and say, “Please, please, tell us what you know”? Of course not. We did exactly that needed to be done in order to catch those who were guilty on 9/11 and to prevent a further attack, and we were successful on both parts. — Dick Cheney
Exactly.  We wanted to be "safe" and it didn't matter what we did to achieve that.  Cheney nails it -- how only in the light of hindsight do progressives raise issues of "torture".  Dianne Feinstein knew what was happening at the time, and was quite happy to let it proceed.  Only as her tenure as head of the Senate Intelligence Committee comes to a close does she decide that....oooh, now it's torture.

Hypocrisy....thy name is Progressiveism.  Or maybe the modern corruption of Liberalism.

I'll be running through the whole list in future posts, but if you just can't wait, you can find it HERE.

H/T to House of Eratosthenes for the pointer.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Back

Another break for the OC.  However, the deteriorating condition of the world lately has driven me back to the keyboard.  I know....each year of the Obama presidency we say "How could it get worse?" And The Man never lets us down.  He makes it worse.  Thank God Israel doesn't have a Jewish Obama in charge there.


Anyhow, from Andrew Klavan come these great words:
Fifty-six percent of American women voted for Obama’s reelection, for instance. And today, because of the president’s perfidious surrender of W’s Iraq victory (which closed down the “rape rooms” of Saddam Hussein) women in Iraq are being sold into slavery — sold into slavery — by the Islamist monsters who have taken up the power vacuum Obama left behind. But don’t worry, Iraqi slave ladies. American women have your back and are, even as you are being sold, taking to the streets to protest the fact that Hobby Lobby won’t pick up the check for some of their birth control.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Paging Homeland Security

With summer approaching, it's time to raise the threat level.  This report comes from Sacramento:
Researchers found that when uric acid—a compound in our urine—combines with chlorine, the result is two potentially dangerous chemical byproducts.

“Not only do you make a nerve toxin, you make another toxin that’s known to be tear gas,” he said.

You heard him right: You pee in a pool, and you essentially turn it into a weapon of mass destruction.
Maybe Saddam Hussein was peeing in his swimming pools.
“It’s been noticed that lifeguards, avid swimmers have had sickness, nausea and essentially all of the symptoms you would expect to get from a nerve agent,” he said.

Those chemicals can also potentially affect the lungs, heart, central nervous system and other organs.

It’s worth noting that one in five American adults admit to peeing in a public pool.
Will Homeland Security now dispatch the TSA to squeeze your junk to make sure you aren't carrying ingredients for a WMD?  Will you now need a federal license to build a swimming pool in your back yard?  Will drones be spying to make sure there is no stealth peeing?

One thing is for sure....if we close urban swimming pools because of the perceived threat, it will be racist.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Today's Quote

“The real question of government versus private enterprise is argued on too philosophical and abstract a basis. Theoretically, planning may be good. But nobody has ever figured out the cause of government stupidity—and until they do (and find the cure), all ideal plans will fall into quicksand.
—Richard Feynman

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Food for Thought


If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but not for being in the country illegally ...you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If you have to get your parents’ permission to go on a field trip or take an aspirin in school, but not to get an abortion ... you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If the only school curriculum allowed to explain how we got here is evolution, but the government stops a $15 million construction project to keep a rare spider from evolving to extinction ... you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If you have to show identification to board an airplane, cash a check, buy liquor or check out a library book, but not to vote who runs the government ... you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If the government wants to ban stable, law-abiding citizens from owning gun magazines with more than ten rounds, but gives 20 F-16 fighter jets to the crazy new leaders in Egypt ... you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If, in the largest city, you can buy two 16-ounce sodas, but not a 24-ounce soda because 24-ounces of a sugary drink might make you fat ... you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If an 80-year-old woman can be stripped searched by the TSA but a woman in a hijab is only subject to having her neck and head searched ... you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more ... you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If a seven year old boy can be thrown out of school for saying his teacher "cute," but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school is perfectly acceptable ... you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If children are forcibly removed from parents who discipline them with spankings while children of addicts are left in filth and drug infested “homes”... you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If hard work and success are met with higher taxes and more government intrusion, while not working is rewarded with EBT cards, WIC checks, Medicaid, subsidized housing and free cell phones ... you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If the government's plan for getting people back to work is to incentivize NOT working with 99 weeks of unemployment checks and no requirement to prove they applied but can’t find work ... you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If being stripped of the ability to defend yourself makes you more "safe" according to the government ... you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.


By Junius P. Long


Stolen from The Feral Irishman.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Ramirez nails it again

If there's a better editorial cartoonist than Michale Ramirez out there, please let me know.  I was a huge fan of the work of Jeff MacNelly, and I guess still am even though he is gone from our presence.  Steve Kelley, now at Town Hall, is also great.  But no one comes close to the work of Ramirez.

Here he notes the common theme of the players in the Obama administration, starting with The One.



Too bad the MSM won't run with this.

Catch all of his work at Investors  Business Daily.

Back from hiatus

Back again.  More and more to comment and post about, but you'll see that shortly.

It was a wonderful time away.  It's even better to be back.

See you around.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Hiatus

As I posted before, the OC will be on hiatus for about 7 weeks.  The plan is to be back up and running come the second week of March, perhaps sooner.  Or with an intermittent post along the way.  However, there will be no regular blogging during this period.  I hope you all will understand.

Please feel free to subscribe or sign up for our emails so you can be alerted when we are back to blogging.  Look to the right sidebar.

In the meantime, all the best to those on the right.  And keep your eye out for even more flim flam from The One.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Paging 007

It's not always politics here at the OC.  Today comes word from the UK.

London (AFP) - British spies are to be given a "licence to speed", allowing the likes of James Bond to drive fast with impunity in the name of national security.

Transport minister Robert Goodwill was to announce the motoring law changes on Monday, which will hand spooks the same exemption as the police, fire service and ambulance drivers.

Officers in the MI5 and MI6 domestic and foreign intelligence agencies will be able to break the speed limit on surveillance and covert operations once they have completed a training course in high-speed driving.

So, does that mean that 007 was breaking the law in all of those car chases we've seen over the last 50 years??

I can picture it now.  As Bond is pulled over to the side of the motorway by a motorcycle cop, he fumbles through his wallet muttering: "Let's see.....license to kill, license to womanize, license to drink, ah here it is", and with a flourish he pulls out "license to speed".

I guess our Congress thinks their pockets have a "license to ignore the American people".

H/T to Yahoo News.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Vets or Illegals

If given that choice, Harry Reid and his Democrat Senate cronies went with the lawbreakers, not those who served.  From Free Beacon:

Senate Democrats on Thursday blocked a Republican attempt to restore military pensions cut in last month’s budget deal, denying a vote that would save up to $20 billion by closing a loophole that allows tax refunds to go to illegal aliens.

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D., Calif.) called an effort by Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R., N.H.) to repeal the military retiree cuts “fiddling while Rome burns.”

Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) “filled the amendment tree” on Thursday, ending debate and blocking any Republican amendments to a bill to extend unemployment insurance (UI) benefits.

Among them was Ayotte’s measure, which would repeal cuts to military pensions by ending a loophole in the tax code that allows illegal immigrants to receive the Additional Child Tax Credit. Her attempt to get a vote failed 42-54, with only one Democrat, Sen. Joe Manchin (W.Va.), voting with Republicans.

Yep....let's keep giving to those who have broken our laws by being here illegally.  And let's keep it from those who have served our nation.  I'm especially ticked at that line from Boxer.  She's one of the reasons why Washington is burning.  And why it's not being fixed.  Oh, how California has fallen.

My kind of Congressman

From Patterico comes word of how Justin Amash uses Facebook to communicate with constituents.  And the rest of us as well.

Reposted in full (because it's worth it):

Maybe you already knew about this, but I learned about it for the first time over the holidays, and want to share it with you here. Rep. Justin Amash, a Tea Party fellow from Michigan, explains all his votes on Facebook. Every single one.

Here is an excerpt from Amash’s entry on the Ryan/Murray budget deal:
Instead of real compromise to reform the biggest budget items contributing to our $17 trillion debt—Social Security, military spending, and Medicare—the bill increases federal spending for special interests by tens of billions of dollars and pays for it by raising taxes on millions of Americans. It unwinds the bipartisan agreement from 2011 that capped spending at lower levels, blowing a $45 billion hole in the cap for 2014 and a nearly $20 billion hole for 2015. To help pay for it, you can expect to spend more on airline tickets, and younger military retirees can expect to see smaller cost of living adjustments, among other things.
Here’s another way to think about this budget deal: Imagine that you and your wife have a couple teenage kids and a big spending problem. You love buying stuff for your car, and she loves buying shoes. But you’re headed for bankruptcy, and the kids hope you’ll save up some money to help pay for college. You and your wife promise the kids you’ll compromise with each other. The two of you strike a deal: You won’t cut back on car stuff, and she won’t cut back on shoes (but you both promise that one day you will cut back). You shake hands and tell the kids the good news. Responsible parents, huh? That’s the compromise that happens every time in Washington, and that’s what we got with this budget deal.
It passed 332-94.
OK, that’s a solid explanation of a vote that everybody is familiar with. But what I think is even more interesting are Amash’s explanations of his votes on bills you never heard of. For example:
I voted no on the motion to suspend the rules and pass H R 1204, Aviation Security Stakeholder Participation Act of 2013. The bill permanently codifies in statute an already existing federal advisory committee known as the Aviation Security Advisory Committee (ASAC). ASAC, which has been in existence off and on since 1989, has a charter instructing it to “examine areas of civil aviation security and develop recommendations for the improvement of civil aviation security methods, equipment, and procedures.” ASAC has been meeting semiannually since it was last re-established in mid-2011.
ASAC as it currently exists was established in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), which formalized a process for establishing, operating, overseeing, and terminating advisory committees. Under FACA, advisory committees are intended to be established only when they are deemed essential and are to be terminated when they are no longer carrying out the purpose for which they were established. I see little benefit in permanently establishing this advisory committee in statute when it’s already performing its intended purpose. I support limited government; therefore, I favor allowing these types of federal advisory committees to dissolve when they begin to outlive their usefulness. The bill passed 411-3.
This kind of transparency not only helps fight the power of money in politics, by ensuring that votes have actual reasoning behind them, but it also gives voters a real insight into the day to day business of Congress. What are these bills they are constantly drafting and voting on? If you keep up with Amash’s Facebook page, you’ll know. Not only that, it looks to me like every post has a comment from Amash listing the roll call for the voting on the bill he just explained. For example, here is the vote on the Ryan/Murray budget deal. Want to see how your Congressman voted on a particular bill? Amash makes it easy.

I am going to do my level best to keep up with Amash’s Facebook page. He has explained well over 2000 votes. He says he makes it to every vote and explains every one. And he says he writes every entry. That is a laudable (if time consuming) thing to do. If you’re interested, keep up with Amash at this link: https://www.facebook.com/repjustinamash.

P.S. If you’re a Facebook person, you can always follow Patterico here. I hope to be more active on the Facebook thing if time permits.
That's the kind of open disclosure that we need from 534 more members of Congress.  And this serves his constituents more than just soundbites and "I voted for X".  Of course, he's making the assumption that his constituents are capable of understanding complex issues.  Good that he represents the Grand Rapids area rather than Detroit.

Where are the rest of the Justin Amashes out their in America?  Surely we can find them.  And support them.

I'm back

Excellent vacation.  Unfortunately, only home for another week or so, then away again - this time for over a month.  So this will be a short interlude of posts, then another dark period.  Hope you can all understand.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Vacation Time

The OC is off on vacation for two weeks.  Posting may or may not occur, predominantly as a function of internet access.  Will be quasi off  the grid so who knows.

Thanks to all of my readers and best wishes for a Happy New Year!  See you in 2014, if not before.

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