Category Archives: News

Clinton Concussed

This was kind of surprising, since Hillary Clinton is not currently playing for any NFL teams, but she has suffered a concussion right before she was scheduled to testify about the Benghazi attack. Now, this is curious development, since we have seen her duck out of this a number of times now.

Special Report Video – Does Clinton Have a Benghazi Allergy? [foxnews.com]

In any case, we hope that the Secretary of State is ok and that she can go before congress to shed light, that so far has been sadly lacking, on the attack on our consulate and the senseless death of our diplomat.

Taking Bacon in Vain

I just wanted to make sure everyone saw this, because it is almost comical. It is serious, yes, but even for someone who has lived in Illinois, seeing a politician being so openly corrupt is surprising.

Detroit Politician Feels Entitled to Bacon from Obama [nydailynews.com]

Not That Anyone Should Be Surprised

But there is a talk about doing away with a minority party’s filibuster rights in the Senate. I don’t need to write very much about this because its pretty obvious that its a clear indication Democrats have little interest in working with Republicans in the next 4 years. It basically boils down to this: if this was an honest attempt to work together, why are you trying to end discussion with the opposition in the Senate, aka “the most deliberative body of government on Earth” (for now).

Democrats put their finger on the ‘Nuclear Option’ [Washington Post.Com]

The French Nation and a French State

Predictably, Moody’s downgraded France’s AAA bond status due to large, unfunded liabilities and an impressive unwillingness to make needed reforms to their budget even in the face of certain economic hardships.

France Stripped of Prized AAA Credit Rating [Telegraph.co.uk]

A little closer to home in the Land of the Illini (or as the French would say Illinois), the Governor of Illinois attempts to launch a PR campaign to increase public support for reforming pension plans that are strangling the state’s budget, crushing jobs, and causing cuts to other programs, like Education. This is just Act I of this play. Most are labeling it a comedy so far because it would appear the State of Illinois thinks its citizens are children, given the simplistic presentation and lack of any solutions, and because it is totally unnecessary. Governor Quinn, a Democrat, presides over a House of Representatives and Senate dominated by double-digit Democratic majorities.

Governor Quinn Pension Reform [Tribune.com]

Ultimately, Governor Quinn is right, though. Illinois’ fiscal situation is a nightmare. It would be best if the people of Illinois fixed their own problems rather than being at the mercy of the federal government which should most likely dictate terms of a bailout.