Joel Cairo’s Journal – November 23, 2014

Joel Cairo

 

It is with some trepidation that I open this series of reports for the IntellectualConservative. As you may know, I have spent many years in search of the elusive Maltese Falcon. That devious rascal Khamidov must still have it and it appears that he has […]

Like Gruber's ObamaCare, the Net Neutrality They're Selling Isn't the One They'll Foist Upon Us

Seton Motley videoUnless you only get your news via the Jurassic Press – or you are a government school victim who as a result doesn’t pay attention to anything at all – you are now intimately familiar with the on-camera stylings of Jonathan Gruber.

Gruber is a […]

Ultimate Schadenfreude: Democrat is Twice Bitten, Not Shy

kckmThere’s stupid. There’s really stupid. There’s really, really stupid.

Then there’s Democrat stupid.

A prime example is a Friday Wall Street Journal article titled “This Democrat Is Giving Up on ObamaCare.” It’s penned by one Burke Beu, someone I describe as “ethnically Democrat,” as he says “I […]

The November 4 Elections: American Voters Punish Political Fanatics

rdplsVoters have shown, yet again, that we do not like political fanatics. “Fanatic” is defined by my resident dictionary as “a person filled with excessive and single-minded zeal, esp. for an extreme … political cause.” The Republican Party, in the nuanced language of Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky), […]

Amnesty is Treason

Treason is the most serious crime in America and it is a term I do not use lightly, though it is a term I find myself using with increasing regularity.

Treason is defined in the law as – “Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving […]

Analysis of the 2014 Elections

obmmdtrmThe public and pundits alike, tend to read too much into the results of a particular election because society has fallen for the romantic notion that the culture can be perfected and social problems can be solved solely through the political process.

From a theological perspective, when […]

From a Terrible President Obama Asia Trip – Some Actual Good News

glblwrmng2President Barack Obama’s recent Asia trip was – like much of his presidency – very often disastrous.

Some things are more disastrous than others.

A Look at What the US-China Climate Deal Means for the Fight Against Global Warming

China, whose emissions […]

Counterproductive Sixties

1960svlncAmerican campuses were in constant uproar during the late sixties. Now they are calm again, but they are very different places than they used to be. For instance, we have “speech codes” that limit speech on campus that anyone can express off campus, we also have speakers […]

Reflections on Lawlessness in Government

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The American system, famously, was established on the idea of the rule of law. Rule of law, as opposed to the rule of man, means that everyone is subject to the law, regardless of who they are, where they reside, how much money they make, […]

Duly Noted - Absurdities Called Public Affairs.

Duly Noted

Some news presented with a straight face is hilarious, or would be that, if only they were not serious. Here is a collection of recent absurdities.

 

1 – Turkey’s strong man flirts with chauvinism coupled to Islamism. Authoritarian regimes will, in the context of […]

The Bright Side to Amnesty

namnstyTo many, the above title may seem much like speaking of the bright side to malignant cancer. And did it really come out of this writer’s pen? Long a staunch immigration critic, I’ve written many articles on the subject; Pat Buchanan used one of my lines in […]

Incentives for Non-College-Bound Students

rewardsHow can rewards be used to encourage learning by non-college-bound students who may be interested in working as soon as possible, some even before graduation? They may be sorely frustrated with their academic high-school experience. Their frustration can help explain dropout rates of 50 percent or […]

House Republicans Place Obama on Official Notice

impchobm3House leaders have placed Obama on OFFICIAL NOTICE to stop the usurpation of Congress by violating the Constitution with illegal Executive amnesty.

The North American Law Center (NALC), working in concert with numerous patriot groups across America, placed House Republicans on notice demanding that they use constitutional […]

Republicans Can Stop Executive Order Amnesty Dead

obmamnstyThe little dictator-in-chief is set to announce his unconstitutional attempt to circumvent and subvert the constitutional powers of Congress Thursday night, as he attempts to single-handedly grant millions of illegal aliens defacto amnesty and then head off to Las Vegas to party with Harry Reid.

A little […]

ElectionWatch 2014: Eight Seats…Maybe Nine?

As we head into late November, the historic 2014 midterm elections are now behind us–at least for the most part. Nearly all of the close House, Senate, and gubernatorial races have now been decided. Republicans have secured 244 seats in the House of Representatives compared to 186 for the Democrats, with the outcome of five […]

Election Lesson Not Learned: Lame Duck Democrats Rush to Tax the Web

intrnttx2Election 2014 was a gi-normous repudiation of the Democrat tax-and-spend, go-it-alone-government-knows-best model.

For everyone except Democrats.

(President Barack) Obama Pledges Immigration Executive Order By End Of Year

After Rout, Dems Plan Few Changes

Soon-to-be-ex-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is certainly a part of the Oblivious Caucus.

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Internet Reclassification: President Obama Tosses Another Grenade After Second Election Shellacking

intrntcntrlPresident Barack Obama this morning released a statement calling for his Administration’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC) – allegedly an independent agency – to execute a unilateral, complete rewrite of existing law.

He wants reclassification of how the Internet is regulated – so as to […]

Conservatives Rally Against Solar Taxes In Colorado

tuskThey call themselves TUSK (Tell Utilities Solar Won’t be Killed) and they have been making the argument against solar taxes across the country. Here is a link to their website.

That battle has now come to Colorado where the utility monopoly there, Xcel Energy, wants to use […]

Video: Obama¹s Internet Takeover Just One Of Many Possible Huge New Lame Duck Web Taxes

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Thank you very much to all who serve and have served. #VeteransDay

Yesterday we had this:

Internet Reclassification: President Obama Tosses Another Grenade After Second Election Shellacking

President Barack Obama this morning released a statement calling for his administration’s Federal […]

No Sir: Veterans are Right, and Trashing Them Is Wrong

trshngvtrnsTrashing honored values is a great way to get attention. And so it is no surprise that as the nation plans to honor its veterans, on a web site that moved left past the double yellow line a long time ago, writer David Masciotra decided that his […]

The Gold Standard Did Not Cause The Great Depression, Part 2

gldstndrdhtlrAs noted in my previous column, AEI’s James Pethokoukis and National Review‘s Ramesh Ponnuru — among many others — appear to have fallen victim to what I have called the “Eichengreen Fallacy.” This refers to the demonstrably incorrect proposition that the gold standard caused the Great Depression.

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It’s Official: The Democrats are the Party of the Devil

dcrtsstnPerhaps the first clue, or the ten thousandth, was when many Democrats opposed the reinsertion of God into their party’s platform in 2012 and booed the judgment that the measure to do so had passed. But now it’s official:

The Democrats are the party of the Devil.

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Republicans the Winners or Not!

chnsjbsWell obviously the Republicans are the winners of the Senate. And they deserve credit for keeping their mouths shut and keeping their feet out of their orifices. And all the liberal Democrats had to blame was Lord Obama. It is kind of like when Clinton decided to […]

Open Memo to the 114th U.S. Congress

namnstyOn January 3, 2015, the 114th Congress of the United States will convene for the new sessions which will run through January 3, 2017. The 2014 mid-term election was a seismic political shift in Washington D.C. power and the American people didn’t make broad changes in power […]

NAACP Supports Democrat Woman-beater

crlshndrDemocrats will go after dog-fighters, spouse and child-abusers in sports. But when it comes to politics, Democrats look the other way.

The NAACP did exactly that, as they came to the aid of woman-beater Carlos Henriquez.

You likely don’t know who Carlos Henriquez is, but he is […]








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