Clerical error ensures New Jersey loses $400 million in education funding

This “Race to the Top” thing is totally stupid. From what I remember, Connecticut failed to get an application in on time and lost out, now New Jersey inserts 2008 budget numbers into a binder – instead of the required 2010 numbers – and they miss out [oh well] on $400 million?

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Kentucky GOP congressman receives “Porker of the Month” award

Symptom of the disease I tell ya. Corruption is everywhere in Washington and the solution to solve the beltway-critter’s cash redistribution efforts is to move power back to the states. Rep. Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) sponsors a bill which would provide federal grants to overseas wildlife protection for lions and cheetahs. Rogers’ daughter likes cats.

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Carnahan arsonist might be wacko socialist working for … Carnahan

I agree with Jim Hoft … the guy – if the story is accurate – is crying out for help, but there are a couple of things to point out in this still-developing story concerning the 50 year old white male who was arrested for breaking a window and tossing in some sort of weak firebomb into Russ Carnahan’s (D-Mo.) campaign office.

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Paul Begala: Boehner’s call for White House heads to roll a pretty smart move

Honesty in politics is always refreshing and this will tell you how much trouble the Democrats are in. Last night on CNN, Clintonista and Democrat/White House strategist Paul Begala was asked to respond to Republican House Leader John Boehner’s call for the firing of Obama’s entire economic team (or what’s left of them). I expected spin. It’s not what I got. Read more

Obama one term President? Hillary in the on-deck circle?

Saw this last night on Cavuto and we played it this morning. But Cavuto be right? And is Hillary ready to step to the plate? Batter up! Read more

The “Drive-By” President and the Ground Zero Mosque

To paraphrase one my favorite Rush Limbaugh expressions in regard to the media, Obama looks more and more like a “Drive-By” President, certainly on the issue of the mosque but it also applies to the Health Care debate (“There may have been a few stray cats and dogs in that bill”) and of course the “stupid cops” controversy in Cambridge, MA. Read more

Quote of the day – it’s legal because it’s not illegal

This is great. Concerning the Justice Department’s decision not to bring charges against former House Majority Leader Tom Delay (R-Texas), a New York Times editorial notes “many of Mr. DeLay’s actions remain legal only because lawmakers have chosen not to criminalize them”. No kidding!

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Florida’s Grayson: It’s Bush’s fault UPDATE: Video

After keeping a fairly low profile for a few months, Congressman Alan Grayson (D. Fl.) is at it again. Remember Grayson? If you are lucky, you don’t, but, let me ruin your day and remind you. Read more

The Government strikes again: Gulf fisherman who don’t work get more than those who do

Now, I know you’re saying, “Oh brother Jim, why does this not surprise me?”. Well it does not surprise me but still, it such a sad example of how the government: a. does not value hard work and initiative and b. is clueless when it comes to compensation. Maybe its because no one in this White House has run a business? Read more

Barney Frank wants a redo on Fannie and Freddie: That was then, this is now

I watched the entire Neil Cavuto interview last night with Barney Frank and I was stunned. Stunned at how Bawney kept patting himself on the back for being the only one to recognize the weakness of Fanny and Freddie, how he tried to hard to make reforms but was blocked by Bush every step of the way, and how we now need to throw Fannie and Freddie under the bus. Which doesn’t fit and why? Read more