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Vinyl Record Sales at Record Highs…

It seems that when my girlfriend and I hit the local record stores, we are not alone… 2014: bad for digital music sales, great for vinyl. Like, really great. According to Nielsen SoundScan, vinyl sales hit 9.2 million, a 52 percent jump from 2013 figures, and an all-time high for vinyl on SoundScan, which began tracking sales in 1991. Damn. … But there is hope yet in vinyl. Not only for its boost to the music industry, but also because it’s increasingly the most worthwhile way to own music. You almost never want to buy CDs, and no one’s buying […]

Just as Predicted, Insurance Premiums Continue to Skyrocket-Because of ObamaCare

ObamaCare was supposed to decrease heath insurance premiums.  In fact, we were promised a $2500 DECREASE in ObamaCare Premiums.  Instead, however, we are seeing vast INCREASES in premiums.  I guess, just like the “If you like your plan” lie, and just like the “If you like your doctor” lie, the “premiums are going to go down” claim is every bit the lie as the first two.  Wyblog has more… Now, in a Superfecta of Obamacare #fail, if you were expecting to save $2,500 per year, well, the joke’s on you. Do you remember when Barack Obama told you the average […]

Open Letter From ObamaCare Victims

The Kinder family, of Auburn, Alabama, are victims of ObamaCare.  Rather than sitting back and taking it silently, Kerri Kinder wrote this “open letter.”  Since it is an “open letter,” it is published in it’s entirety. An Open Letter to the Obama Administration and American Citizens: My family’s journey with securing our new insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) started on October 1, 2013. I have decided to write this letter to let the American people know what it has been like for us. We are a family of four, with two little boys’ ages seven years old and […]

Are Anti-Bullying Programs Backfiring?

Bullying is considered to be one of the most significant problems in our schools.  I can see that, and I don’t really disagree.  I would say that the leftist indoctrination is far worse, but that is a post for another day. After months of covering #FreeKate, I now know more about bullying than I ever cared to.  From the death threats, the threats to “ruin people professionally,” the “digging up of “dirt,” on law enforcement personnel, as well as the victim’s mother, the simple insults and false claims about critics,  to the “doxing” of people that state the truth about […]

ObamaCare Damage: Ohio Rates to Rise 88%!

It’s ObamaCare Damage time yet again!  You were warned.  We told you that if people re-elected Obama, that people would be paying more for their health insurance.  Frankly, it was not due to any special insights or skills, unless you consider grasp of the obvious to be superhuman.  So, armed with nothing more than math and common sense, we were able to predict the increases in health insurance premiums.  Doug Ross has the latest example… It’s another success story for central planning! Avik Roy explains: …on Thursday, the Ohio Department of Insurance announced that, based on the rates submitted by […]

Car Prices are on the Rise, Government to Blame

Car prices are on the rise. I’ve often noted that when the leftists want to end something, they do not ban it outright.  That would be unpopular.  But, if they make it more and more expensive, they can still say you can do it- you just won’t be able to afford it.  I wrote about this back in 2009.  Now, enter the auto industry.  For decades, the Fed has made cars more expensive via safety, emissions, and fuel economy requirements.  The safety regulations make the cars heavier, making mileage a problem, the emissions regulations made engine compression ratios go down, […]

ObamaCare Damage: 100% Health Insurance Premium Increases for Next Year

In a follow-up to a story we covered last December, the CEO of Aetna,Mark Bertolini, warned of 100% health insurance premium increases for next year.  Doug Ross (no relation) has more… I’m guessing the administration’s infamous “Enemies List” just got bigger by one. Aetna CEO Warns of Approaching Health Insurance ‘Premium Rate Shock’ in 2014 for Consumers and Others Under Accountable Care Act Steep increases in insurance costs may leave patients with less money to cover deductibles and copayments for clinical laboratory tests Next year, consumers and small businesses can expect what one health insurance CEO says will be, “Premium […]

California Raises Taxes, Lose Revenues…Again!

They say that they definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, and expecting a different result.  If that is indeed the case, California’s tax policies make them the official land of fruits and nuts, as they are proving the insanity axiom to be most true. On March 15th of this year, we took a look at the fact that after yet another failed tax increase… One of the greatest weaknesses of the statists is that their efforts at creating a fantasy world. more often than not, create the exact opposite of their stated intent.  They try […]

The Fiscal Cliff, and Why We’ve Already Lost, and will Continue to Lose

OK, we’re facing the infamous “fiscal cliff.”  What doe that mean?  It means that a crisis has been manufactured in order for Obama to triumph, and the Republicans to be scapegoated.  Here’s how it will happen. 1.  If both Houses and the POTUS fail to reach an agreement (read, if he Republicans fail to capitulate) there will be a rather unpleasant set of tax increases and budget cuts. 2.It doesn’t matter how many proposals the Republicans make.  It won’t matter how many times the Democrats change the rules or break their word-it will ALWAYS be the Republican’s fault. 3.  Reality doesn’t matter, and the MSM will […]

Latest EPA Rules to Cost 1.4 Million Jobs and a 12% Increase in Utility Bills

global warming hoax

The good thing about having a record is being able to run on it, and I have a track record of posts on my blog that make Obama pretty jealous. In November of 2008 I pointed to an interview that Obama gave where he said that as part of his ‘green energy’ policies he intended to use the power of the federal government to bankrupt all coal producers in the United States. As I quite accurately wrote: Obama is telling anyone that uses any energy at all that he intends to drive up the price of it. Combine this with his […]

Steny Hoyer Meets Reality: Film at 11


Steny Hoyer accidentally collided with reality yesterday.  Reports confirm that while neither were injured,  Hoyer was shocked and dismayed… If you’re on the fence as far as an opinion on a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution, Steny Hoyer seems to be unwittingly trying to push you in the “pro” direction: ( – House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D.-Md.) said on the House floor last night that if the balanced budget amendment Republicans are supporting is ratified and included in the Constitution it would make it “virtually impossible” to raise taxes. “In order to pay our bills, Republicans would require us […]

Obama Thinks "Unneeded" Income Belongs to Government?


Commentary Magazine has a great article by John Steele Gordon.  I think it is quite revealing. President Obama’s press conference yesterday—in which he only took questions from left-leaning reporters apparently–contained an amazing statement. It should be noted the first two instances of the first person singular pronoun in the sentence refer to Barack Obama, President of the United States. The second two refer to Barack Obama, taxpaying citizen: And I do not want, and I will not accept, a deal in which I am asked to do nothing, in fact, I’m able to keep hundreds of thousands of dollars in additional income that I don’t […]

Democratic policies lead to more expensive cars, allies upset at us, and corruption in the White House

Today on my drive home from work I listened to both a liberal talk radio show (the Ed Schultz show) and a conservative talk radio show that was having liberals call in to debate (the Michael Medved show). The basic point of liberals, no matter what the topic, was that conservatives/tea party supporters/Republicans support tax cuts for the rich which is corrupt and wrong and takes money and jobs away from the poor people in society, and the better way to go is to support the liberal/progressive/socialist/Democratic policies best illustrated by President Barack Obama. Also, they like to bring up […]

ObamaCare Damage: Increased Costs to Consumers, Just as Predicted

It’s been a while since I covered the damage that is piling up due to ObamaCare. One prediction from the right was that costs would rise for both employers and employees.  For saying that, we were called liars, rednecks, racists, and so on. Fast forward less than one year after the bill’s passage, and low and behold, costs have risen for employers, as well as for employees.  The NY Times has the story on increasing costs for employees. As health care costs continue their relentless climb, companies are increasingly passing on higher premium costs to workers. The shift is occurring, policy analysts […]