Tag Archives: Crony Capitalism

If they’re so great, why do we need a law to make people buy them?

From the list of Shit That Pisses Me Off: The incandescent light bulb isn’t dead Reports were greatly exaggerated Perhaps you’ve heard the news: the incandescent light bulb is dead. “When the ball drops on New Year’s Eve, the year … Continue reading

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No Vans Land

Hot Air: Before there was Uber, there was Hector Ricketts’ Community Transportation Systems, Inc. Uber has snagged tons of press and unlikely allies as the San Francisco-based high-end car service app clashes with powerful union and bureaucratic forces in every … Continue reading

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The Moral Equivalent Of War?

Jonah Goldberg: The Hollow Core of Obamaism Longtime readers of mine will recall that one of my bugaboos is the liberal obsession with the “moral equivalent of war.” Ever since William James coined the phrase, liberalism has essentially become a … Continue reading

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Boomtown is full of rats

‘Boomtown’ Special Angers, Resonates with Americans Fox News will re-air “Boomtown” on Sunday at 9 p.m. EST and 9 p.m. PST. “Boomtown” is a one-hour investigative special that assails Washington, D.C.’s permanent political class for “extracting” taxpayer dollars from Americans … Continue reading

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SHOCKER – ABC’s Brian Ross does some real reporting

When I caught this story last night I was so shocked I almost swallowed my bubblicious. But I wasn’t surprised by the hypocrisy – I’ve known for a while that the Obama Democrats are thoroughly corrupt – I was shocked … Continue reading

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ZOMG!!!1!

Second Romney-Backed Solar Company Files For Bankruptcy On Thursday, Mitt Romney campaigned at the headquarters of Solyndra — the first renewable energy company to receive a federal loan under the stimulus — and reiterated his debunked claims that its bankruptcy … Continue reading

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20/20 CDS

Matt Stoller has it: Bill Clinton’s $80 Million Payday, or Why Politicians Don’t Care That Much About Reelection “There was a kind of inflection point during the five-year period between 1997 and 2003 — the late Clinton and/or early Bush … Continue reading

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The way to hell is paved with good intentions

Via Hot Air: Preschooler’s Homemade Lunch Replaced with Cafeteria “Nuggets” A preschooler at West Hoke Elementary School ate three chicken nuggets for lunch Jan. 30 because a state employee told her the lunch her mother packed was not nutritious. The … Continue reading

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The best government that money can buy

Jim Messina, Obama campaign manager: But this cycle, our campaign has to face the reality of the law as it currently stands. Over the last few months, Super PACs affiliated with Republican presidential candidates have spent more than $40 million … Continue reading

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Wall Street Occupies The White House

Kevin D. Williamson: Not far from Zuccotti Park, where Occupy Wall Street was fragrantly encamped, I noticed a young man wandering into a store to buy a pack of cigarettes on a bright Saturday morning, wearing blue jeans, a T-shirt, … Continue reading

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OWS & Crony Capitalists – A love story

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The Center Cannot Hold

We could use more hindsight these days. Three years after the fact, we learn that Henry Paulson manipulated hedge funds even before he was given the sole authority over Republican killer TARP. Around the same time, Barack Obama was running … Continue reading

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While the whole world was watching something else . . .

While the peasants were revolting on Wall Street yesterday, things were going on in Washington: Energy secretary refuses to apologize over Solyndra loan Energy Secretary Steven Chu is a physicist, not a politician, but he was unflappable under attack from … Continue reading

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Mama Grizzly

Sarah Palin: How Congress Occupied Wall Street Politicians who arrive in Washington as men and women of modest means leave as millionaires. Why? Mark Twain famously wrote, “There is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress.” Peter Schweizer’s new … Continue reading

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Throw Them All Out

Via c4p, Newsweek/Daily Beast is featuring Peter Schweizer’s expose of rampant Congressional Insider Trading and Crony Capitalism. All perfectly legal (for them, they make the rules, after all) and all highly unethical. In the Spring of 2010, a bespectacled, middle-aged … Continue reading

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Oh what a tangled web we weave . . .

Via Hot Air: Emails tie Obama fundraiser to Solyndra push Advisers to Obama fundraiser George Kaiser discussed Solyndra and other government contracts during their visits last year to the White House, according to emails released Wednesday by House Republicans. The … Continue reading

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