Archive for the ‘Obama predictions’ Category

Of course we were right about Obamacare

Monday, December 30th, 2013

Now that the blatant lie "If you like your health care plan, you can keep it" has been exposed and the Obama administration—along with the usual chorus of Democratic devotees and sycophants—is trying to justify, cover up, explain away, and/or forestall the ruinous effects that Obamacare is already having, I ...

Easy prediction about Obamacare (and Democratic voters)

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

At Cafe Hayek, Russ Roberts writes, Either ObamaCare is going to be dismantled or the government is going to take over the insurance industry. The latter is an unlikely possibility given the botched logistical performance of the roll-out of ObamaCare. I just don’t see how these kind of unexpected changes are ...

In 2011, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court secretly ruled that some of NSA’s spying programs were unconstitutional

Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

Michael Isikoff reports that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court will not object to the de-classification of a 2011 ruling in which it declared some of the National Security Agency's spying programs unconstitutional. It sure would be great if I ever heard about or commented on revelations like these shortly after ...

More evidence of a green bubble

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

In 2009 I predicted that the Obama administration and Congress would create two bubbles to replace the recently burst housing bubble: a green bubble and an automotive bubble. A report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated that "green" jobs were produced four times as fast as all other types ...

Blatant, misleading propaganda about Obamacare

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Via my Facebook feed (where else?), I came across this inane guide from Health Care For American Now called How to talk about Obamacare during the holidays. Almost every point it makes is either false or interpreted in an inaccurate, pro-government way. Health care is too expensive. Everyone agrees with that. ...

Bin Laden reaction roundup

Sunday, May 8th, 2011

I have been much more interested in the various and sundry reactions, mainly from Americans, to Osama bin Laden's killing than to the news itself. The whole situation ought to inspire quite a bit of mixed feelings from any libertarian, and even from any sensible, sympathetic human being. Notwithstanding the ...

Sign of the apocalypse

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Not only do I agree with everything currently on Michael Moore's Twitter page, I actually kind of enjoyed reading it. I think I enjoyed reading the last several days of his posts because he's exhibiting some admirable principle in excoriating Obama and the Democrats for intervening in Libya's civil war ...

H.R. 5741: Universal National Service Act

Friday, August 6th, 2010

Perhaps you have seen the text of this House bill introduced by Chuck Rangel: the Universal National Service Act. Yes, a draft: military (or some other form of) slavery. Here is the summary sentence of the bill: To require all persons in the United States between the ages of 18 and ...

Fish in a barrel 7

Monday, May 24th, 2010

I've been a little depressed about how little time I have/make for blagging and reading about politics and economics this year, but it's because I'm working a lot, exercising five or six times a week, and watching things obsessively on DVD, like Star Trek and Futurama and True Blood. I ...

The auto bailout money will not be repaid

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

And there will be more of it. Probably multiple times. Until the automotive industry is a de facto arm of the Imperial Federal Government. If you think this is not an explicit goal of the Obama regime, leave your address in the comments so I can mail you a tall, ...

Robert Fisk: Obama is a disaster

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

British Middle East correspondent Robert Fisk says Obama's foreign policy is a disaster potentially worse than Bush's, and that it is incomprehensible why Obama has taken on the Afghan war with such enthusiasm. I think it's safe to say that the libertarian community in general predicted his continuation of neoconservative, ...

Fish in a barrel 2

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

California tax officials: legal pot would bring $1.4B. No, you still don't quite seem to get it. If it is TAXED and REGULATED, both of which are restrictions or extortions backed with explicit threats of murder, then by definition it is NOT LEGAL. You mean, "Legal except only in the ...