How powerful are public employee unions in your state? Reply

More than half of the public employees in 13 states are union members, and government union membership rates exceed 25 percent in 27 states.

Labor unions work against employers — local, state and federal taxpayers, in the case of public employees. While slamming labor reforms as “anti-worker,” America’s four largest unions enrich themselves and their members at taxpayer expense.

via How powerful are public employee unions in your state? « Watchdog.org.

Biden Wants to “Emancipate” Wealth… How Did He Make His? Reply

At a recent gathering however Mr. Biden was very serious. No smiles. He basically said that the government should start “emancipating” wealth. That is, taking wealth. (As if the government didn’t take far more than it should already.) This he argues, would somehow help the middle class. (Looks like someone finally made it through Thomas Piketty’s book.)

He’s wrong of course.

via Biden Wants to “Emancipate” Wealth… How Did He Make His? – Nick Sorrentino

StopRush now targeting Limbaugh’s STAFF: Rush spokesman tied up in court fending off legal tactics Reply

Apparently not satisfied with their effort to intimidate Rush Limbaugh’s advertisers, the left’s StopRush crusade is now allegedly targeting his spokesman. In their view, simply working for the talk host is apparently a crime, with an online and legal harassment campaign as punishment.

via StopRush now targeting Limbaugh’s STAFF | Exclusive: Rush spokesman tied up in court fending off legal tactics | Media Equalizer.

Hezbollah and Iran Threaten Israel’s Northern Front Reply

Israel appears to have chosen not to immediately respond to the Hezbollah attack. As a result, fears of an imminent escalation to full conflict between the Jewish state and the Lebanese Shia Islamists have diminished. But the silence is deceptive. The border incidents cast a sudden light on an ongoing war between Israel and Iran which is more usually played out in the shadows.

via Hezbollah and Iran Threaten Israel’s Northern Front | PJ Media.

FCC Commissioner Demolishes Net’s New Rules, In 3 Quick Points Reply

“Literally nothing in this Order will promote competition among ISPs. To the contrary, reclassifying broadband will drive competitors out of business. Monopoly rules designed for the monopoly era will inevitably move us in the direction of a monopoly. If you liked the Ma Bell monopoly in the 20th century, you’ll love Pa Broadband in the 21st.”

via FCC Commissioner Demolishes Net’s New Rules, In 3 Quick Points – BarbWire.com.

Scott Walker: Why I’m Signing Wisconsin’s Freedom to Work Legislation Reply

When I took office as governor of Wisconsin in 2011, I called together our new Republican majority in the legislature and told them it was time to “put up or shut up.” As the elected leaders of our state, we owed it to our fellow Wisconsinites to follow through with our promises and to tackle the big issues head on.

Our first order of business was reclaiming power for the people of our state. For too long, the big government union bosses had called the shots in our state capital.

via Why I’m Signing Wisconsin’s Freedom to Work Legislation | RedState.

Full Phil Robertson CPAC Speech Reply

Phil Robertson, patriarch of the popular show “Duck Dynasty,” delivered a one-of-a-kind speech to a crowd of conservatives after winning a free speech award at the Conservative Political Action Conference.

Robertson’s unique analogies and storytelling sparked some colorful Twitter banter for those following the event.

via Phil Robertson energizes CPAC crowd — and ruffles liberal feathers; STDs are ‘revenge of the hippies’ – BizPac Review.

IRS Scandal Very Much Alive; Conservative Groups Still Being Denied Their Constitutional Rights Reply

The IRS scandal is still very much on-going. We’ve all seen the abuse and fraud the agency has been engaged in to protect liberals and deny conservatives their Constitutional rights to participate in the process of government. Despite promises that the problems have now been fixed since Lois Lerner was dumped, the facts tell a very different story.

via IRS Scandal Very Much Alive; Conservative Groups Still Being Denied Their Constitutional Rights | The Federalist Papers.

Texas officials warn of immigrants with terrorist ties crossing southern border Reply

A top Texas law enforcement agency says it has apprehended several members of known Islamist terrorist organizations crossing the southern border in recent years, and while a surge of officers to the border has slowed the flow of drugs and undocumented immigrants, it’s costing the state tens of millions of dollars.

via Texas officials warn of immigrants with terrorist ties crossing southern border – The Washington Post.