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Archive for January, 2011

Jesse Eisenberg, the man who portrayed Mark Zuckerberg in the fantastic film The Social Network, hosted Saturday Night Live this past weekend. In his monologue, he is confronted by the man who plays Mark Zuckerberg on SNL…and Mark Zuckerberg. Funny stuff but, kind of ‘awk-berg’ eh? Enjoy. http://widget.nbc.com/videos/nbcshort_at.swf?CXNID=1000004.10045NXC&widID=4727a250e66f9723&clipID=1279517&showID=61

John Stossel makes some great arguments as to what spending should be cut. This reminded me a lot of President Ford’s address in 1975. We’re in deep trouble. You know why. Our debt has passed $14 trillion, and yet our current spending plans will make that worse. The U.S. debt will reach Greek levels in just 10 years. But do not despair. If we make reasonable cuts to what government Read more...

The ‘Not So’ Stately History Of The State Of The Union (Video)

With its pageantry, sense of occasion and august setting, the State of the Union is one of the most revered traditions in the U.S. Congress. Neil Hickey at the Wall Street Journal looks back at the history of the State of the Union speeches with Donald Ritchie, U.S. Senate historian. Keep going to the end and you’ll (hopefully) be a surprised as I was to learn where the ‘State of Read more...

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the inauguration of John F. Kennedy as the 35th President of the United States. Sadly though, the current Democratic party is not the party of John F. Kennedy anymore. You see, Kennedy believed in tax cuts which has always spurred economic growth. Here he is speaking about his tax cuts which he was presenting to the next Congress.

One of the hidden elements of the new ObamaCare health reform law was a new federal regulation listed in the law mandating all restaurant chains of 20 or more locations to place calorie counts on its menus. Ed Morrissey, commenting on this video at Hot Air, notes the unintended consequences of the mandate: The mandate will creates a huge cost burden for restaurants not just in testing and printing costs Read more...

Is Virginia State Senator Chap Peterson (D-34) afraid of an ‘inconvenient truth’? WTOP reports on how Peterson is trying to keep Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli from finding out the truth about Dr. Michael Mann: A power struggle is unfolding in Virginia over climate change research. Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has been taking the University of Virginia to court to get information on a climate change researcher who once worked Read more...