Category Archives: Current Events

U.S. Only Country That Spends More on Prisons Than Policing

NY Times – Prison Population Can Shrink When Police Crowd Streets: “The United States today is the only country I know of that spends more on prisons than police,” said Lawrence W. Sherman, an American criminologist on the faculties of … Continue reading

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Rielle Hunter Book Sells Just 6,000 Copies

Rielle Hunter’s book tour about affair with John Edwards comes to an end after just 6,000 copies are sold I caught the Rielle Hunter interview on 20/20 a few weeks ago. She came across as surprisingly non-loony. And you could … Continue reading

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Pasadena Says Goodbye to R2 SpeeD2

Pasadena is discontinuing its red-light camera program, citing “lack of enforcement from Los Angeles County courts, time wasted by Pasadena police officers and questions about the cameras’ effectiveness in improving traffic safety.” That’s OK. The cameras have already served their … Continue reading

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New Jersey Suspends Red Light Cameras

Michael Silence – Government should not use citizens as cash cows’: On Tuesday, officials from the state Department of Transportation suspended the program after learning 63 of the 85 red-light cameras in New Jersey were not tested to ensure yellow … Continue reading

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North Dakota May Eliminate Property Taxes

New York Times – North Dakota Considers Eliminating Property Tax: “I would like to be able to know that my home, no matter what happens to my income or my life, is not going to be taken away from me … Continue reading

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Walker Wins WI Recall Vote by 15 Points; Public Unions Hardest Hit

Forbes – Governor Walker’s Victory Spells Doom For Public Sector Unions: This fight is not without precedent. Progressive patron saint Franklin Delano Rooseveltwho more than any other president set our country on a course away from the founding principles of … Continue reading

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California Dreamin’ is Meetin’ with Reality

NY Times – Shortfall in California’s Budget Swells to $16 Billion: The state budget shortfall in California has increased dramatically in the last six months, forcing state officials to assemble a series of new spending cuts that are likely to … Continue reading

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First John Edwards cheats on his cancer-stricken wife with Rielle Hunter and has a love child …

and now it turns out he was sleeping with prostitutes? Nice guy. DNAInfo – John Edwards is First Name Uncovered in ‘Millionaire Madam’ Investigation: A call girl working for alleged “Millionaire Madam” Anna Gristina told investigators she was paid to … Continue reading

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Nick Gillespie on New ADA Regs on Pool Lifts for the Disabled

Nick Gillespie Discusses New ADA Pool Regulations with Erin Burnett: Couple questions: If you’re going to do this sort of thing, why not phase it in first on new construction? If you’re going to insist on lifts for existing pools, … Continue reading

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Good News for California

Moody’s now rates Illinois as having the worst credit rating in the country.

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This is your train on drugs

Advisory group recommends withholding billions for high-speed rail: Over $2.6 billion in state bond money dedicated for the California’s high-speed rail plan should be withheld until the project establishes a more financially viable business model, an advisory council recommended on … Continue reading

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Why Herman Cain was Like Nicholas Cage in National Treasure

Cain is out of the presidential race, so I’d better use this analogy before its use by date is up. Herman Cain was like Nicholas Cage in National Treasure. Like I said when I saw National Treasure, in order to … Continue reading

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The Word’s Shortest Political Quiz, Fiscal Sanity Edition

Are willing to discuss the national debt? If so you might be a Democrat. Are you willing to discuss the much larger problem of the Social Security funding shortfall? If so you might be a Republican. Are you willing to … Continue reading

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California’s High Speed Rail Now Projected at $98 Billion

Washington Post – California’s high-speed rail system is going nowhere fast: THINGS JUST WENT from bad to worse for high-speed passenger rail in California. After the Golden State’s voters approved a $9 billion bullet-train bond issue in 2008, officials said … Continue reading

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The Occupy Wall Street Protests as Fantasy Ideology

JayG notices something funny about the Occupy Oakland protestors taking over the Oakland port and blocking truck traffic: So they’re protesting the effect of capitalism on government by forcing the working people to lose money? Truck drivers that don’t drive … Continue reading

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