Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its 2008 edition of the Pig Book. CAGW found $17.2 billion in pork for fiscal year 2008 and this time, they named names. The top 5 porkers in the Senate were: #1 Cochran (R): 241 projects costing $892.2 million. #2 Stevens (R): 150 projects costing $469.4 million #3 Shelby [...]Continue reading CAGW’s 2008 Pig Book Names Names
Archive for April, 2008
Glenn Beck on CNN wrote a nice little piece about the hypocrisy of “environmentalists” and why we shouldn’t be demonizing “Big Oil” for working for profit. Worth a quick read.Continue reading Thank You, Big Oil
As if yesterday’s memo asserting unprecedented extra constitutional Executive authority weren’t bad enough, the Associated Press reports today that former Presidential adviser John Yoo also asserted that a key provision of the Bill of Rights could be ignored in the name of the War On Terror: For at least 16 months after the Sept. 11 [...]Continue reading Bill Of Rights ? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Bill Of Rights !
According to Hillary Clinton’s former boss Jerry Zeifman, she did that and more. Zeifman, who was the Judiciary Chief of Staff during the Watergate scandal, supervised a 27 year-old Hillary Rodham who was on the House Judiciary Committee. Apparently, Hillary believed that she had discovered a legal loophole which would deny President Richard Nixon his [...]Continue reading Did Hillary Clinton Attempt to Deny Richard Nixon Legal Counsel?
The Bush Administration yet again demonstrates the depths of it’s depravity: The Justice Department sent a legal memorandum to the Pentagon in 2003 asserting that federal laws prohibiting assault, maiming and other crimes did not apply to military interrogators who questioned al-Qaeda captives because the president’s ultimate authority as commander in chief overrode such statutes. [...]Continue reading Constitution ? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Constitution !
Now, you’re not going to hear me defend Raul Castro very often, but he has at least made some slight easing on the restrictions of ordinary Cubans. Among other things, he’s lifted the ban on private ownership of cell phones. Most of the changes are very small, but typically freedom is an infectious organism, and [...]Continue reading Cuba — Can You Hear Me Now?
The heads of so-called “Big Oil” were brought before yet another Stalinist tribunal Congressional Committee today and asked to explain how they could commit the unpardonable sin of making a profit: WASHINGTON — Top executives of the five biggest U.S. oil companies said Tuesday they know high fuel prices are hurting consumers, but deflected any [...]Continue reading Another Congressional Show Trial