Saturday, March 13, 2010

PJTV: "Going Galt": One year later

My show is from the PJTV studio in Washington D.C. where I interview Ed Hudgins of the Atlas Society on "Going Galt" one year later. We talk about "going Galt," the Tea Party movement and why it's time for Americans to launch a moral offensive to combat encroaching government.

You can watch the show here.

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Friday, March 12, 2010

Thursday, March 11, 2010

No recession in DC!

I saw an article via Drudge this morning about government workers feeling no pain from the recession:

The recession and the ongoing jobless recovery devastated much of the private-sector work force last year, sending unemployment soaring, but government workers emerged essentially unscathed, according to data released Wednesday by the Labor Department.

I'm here in DC on business and everywhere I look, fat cat government workers and others are partying in local restaurants and bars, and the hotels are booked solid, apparently with conferences. Too bad Las Vegas isn't doing this well. No recession here in DC.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

It seems like you can't go more than a few miles without the police circling like vultures to give people traffic tickets. I was out yesterday and saw people left and right being pulled over for what looked like routine traffic stops for going a few miles over the speed limit. The limits are so low in our area that if you don't
"speed," you almost get rear-ended. It's a tough choice to decide which one is worse, a ticket or an accident. Has anyone else noticed an increase in cops in your area? I understand that the states and counties need revenue but is this the way to get it? Can citizens fight back?

Update: KPD: "We do not respond to blog postings."

"These women are not so much welfare queens as matriarchal dynasties..."

A reader sends in this article from Times Online about the new generations of male-free homes:

Are men surplus to requirements? The answer, after more than half a century of feminism and the welfare state, depends largely on class. Men from the employable and educated classes are still in strong demand among women. But much lower down the socioeconomic scale, among the least privileged, men have become — or have come to seem — entirely optional.

As many of these women become grandmothers, a new pattern has emerged of three generations of mothers without a man in the house — lone granny, lone mum and fatherless children, all expecting the state to stand in for daddy, as of right. These women are not so much welfare queens as matriarchal dynasties of welfare Amazons...

The culture is passed on, as you might expect. Lone grannies are significantly more likely to have lone and workless daughters than grannies with husbands or employment, and the same is true of their daughters’ daughters. Baby daughters (and baby sons, too) are imbibing with their mother’s milk the idea that men, like jobs, are largely unnecessary in any serious sense.

The problem with this new type of extended family, Dench says, is that it is not self-sustaining but tends to be parasitic on conventional families in the rest of society. In fact, it appears to lead inexorably to the nightmare of an unproductive dependent underclass.

Nightmare for the poor and for the conventional families who support them but perhaps a boondoggle for the political class. Isn't this what socialism is all about?

Monday, March 08, 2010

Henry Cate talks about how to be a Minuteman Lobbyist.