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  • Di Leo: Asking the Wrong Question About the Taylor Swift Tour

    11/29/2022 3:34:16 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 17 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | November 29, AD 2022 | John F Di Leo
    The lovely and prolific Taylor Swift announced a concert tour. So far, so good. Happens every day. Ticketmaster opened up the ticket sales process, and sold 2 million tickets while fielding 3.5 billion requests – yes, 3.5 billion – before server crashes and other problems caused them to suspend sales. Taylor Swift is furious. Millions of fans are frustrated. Live Nation the parent of Ticketmaster, is embarrassed. And politicians – ranging from communist US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to conservative US Senator Mike Lee – are all demanding hearings. It’s easy to kid about the disproportionate attention this is getting in...
  • Biden Has Unleashed The Regulatory Leviathan: Report

    10/26/2022 6:25:10 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 27 replies
    Issues & Insights ^ | 26 Oct, 2022 | I & I Editorial Board
    Voters who think that putting Republicans in control of the House and Senate will make a big difference for the economy are in for a rude awakening. President Joe Biden has unleashed the regulatory Leviathan. Lawmakers will be hard-pressed to stop the damage. The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) just this morning released its hugely valuable report called “10,000 Commandments,” which is a compendium of the regulatory state. In it, CEI Vice President for Policy Clyde Wayne Crews lays out the terrible truth about Biden’s regulatory zeal. The first thing you have to understand about federal regulation is how massive it...
  • Democrats Don’t Want Federal Employees to Have to Come to Work.

    10/27/2022 2:34:51 AM PDT · by Chad C. Mulligan · 42 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | 26 Oct 03:36 PM | Daniel Greenfield
    The pandemic divided Americans into two classes: those who could work from home and those who could not. Federal government employees were members of the privileged class. And they don’t want that to change. During the pandemic, over 90% of the EPA, USAID, the Department of Education and, ironically, the Department of Labor, were 'working' online. The utility of federal agencies could roughly be measured by whether their employees were mostly showing up to work, the Department of Defense, Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs, or were permanently out to lunch like the Department of Housing and Urban Development which did...
  • One more blockbuster Supreme Court decision could still be coming even after Friday's abortion ruling

    06/29/2022 10:10:03 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 28, 2022 | By Liz Peek | Fox News
    Believe it or not, overturning Roe v. Wade may not be the Supreme Court’s most dramatic decision this year. Instead, its ruling on West Virginia v. the Environmental Protection Agency could prove far more consequential. It could literally upend how our government works. West Virginia vs. the EPA asks whether important policies that impact the lives of all Americans should be made by unelected D.C. bureaucrats or by Congress. This SCOTUS could well decide that ruling by executive agency fiat is no longer acceptable. The case involves the Clean Power Plan, which was adopted under President Barack Obama to fight...
  • The Astonishing Implications of Schedule F

    06/27/2022 12:02:35 PM PDT · by Heartlander · 44 replies
    Brownstone Institute ^ | June 27, 2022 | Jeffrey A. Tucker
    The Astonishing Implications of Schedule F Two weeks before the 2020 general election, on October 21, 2020, Donald Trump issued an executive order (E.O. 13957) on “Creating Schedule F in the Excepted Service.” It sounds boring. Actually, it would have fundamentally changed, in the best possible way, the entire functioning of the administrative bureaucracy that rules this country in a way that bypasses both the legislative and judicial process, and has ruined the checks and balances inherent in the US Constitution. The administrative state for the better part of a century, and really dating back to the Pendleton Act of...
  • The Origin and Operation of the US Administrative State

    06/13/2022 7:42:32 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 20 replies
    Brownstone Institute ^ | June 11, 2022 | Jeffrey A. Tucker
    The Origin and Operation of the US Administrative StateOn July 2, 1881, only four months into the first term of President James A. Garfield, an angry attorney from Illinois named Charles J. Guiteau shot Garfield in the torso at a Baltimore, Maryland, train station. Guiteau had a motive. He was furious because he believed, due to his work for the campaign, that Garfield would give him a job in the new administration. But none was forthcoming. It was revenge. Garfield died of the wounds months later. It was a shocking thing. Congress immediately got to work figuring out how to...
  • Police Delay at Uvalde School Massacre Defended [semi-satire]

    05/31/2022 10:48:28 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 29 May 2022 | John Semmens
    As more facts about the law-enforcement response at the Robb Elementary School massacre become available, confidence in relying on police to save lives is being eroded. It seems that the pattern in police responses to school shootings that is frequently exhibited is reluctance to risk getting shot. A Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman argued that “harsh as it may seem to the parents of children being killed by gunmen invading their schools, a rational risk/reward assessment must take precedence over an emotional expectation from untrained civilians. Despite more than a dozen desperate 911 calls coming from students trapped inside...
  • It’s Long Past Time For Congress To Break Up The FBI

    05/23/2022 9:51:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 56 replies ^ | May 23, 2022 | Joe Popularis
    The D.C. bureaucracy and specifically the intelligence agencies have long become powers unto themselves, and a threat to our democracy.The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s long history of abusing its power is once again prominent amid the continued expose by Special Counsel John Durham. His prosecution is demonstrating the FBI’s use of its power to deploy federal intelligence assets against political opponents of Democrats. The FBI routinely intervenes in politics, such as when the FBI assisted the Hillary Clinton campaign in painting former President Donald Trump as a Russian intelligence asset, as Durham’s investigation is emphasizing with more evidence. By getting...
  • A Closer Look Reveals the Bureaucratic Bottleneck at the Heart of the Baby Formula Shortage in the USA

    05/16/2022 10:18:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Red State ^ | 05/16/2022 | Brad Slager
    A PR nightmare for a beleaguered administration has finally led to a possible remedy for the baby formula quandary.You got the sense of just how disorganized the Biden administration is when one of their prominent mouthpieces on the most current crisis was — Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg?! I don’t know too many people who saw the former mayor with such limited transport experience he could not fix potholes, as the logical choice to weigh in on Enfamil rationing. Maybe he was regarded as an expert because he launched his new career with a two-month paternity leave.Adding to the incompetence was...
  • Biden’s Winter of Illness and Death

    04/26/2022 6:32:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | April 26, 2022 | John Nantz
    Last December, Joe Biden warned of a winter of doom, a plague of Biblical proportions and just as Moses hoisted a brass serpent mounted to a pole, Biden declared that we must look to “the science” and to the great Fauci—the ubiquitous state demanded obedience to the COVID gods. Biden, and statists like him always demand a religious fealty to bureaucracy. COVID and every other crisis are just goads designed to prod us into a cold, seamless line. “We are looking at a winter of severe illness and death for the unvaccinated,” Biden gravely warned America on Thursday, December 16,...
  • CDC launches forecasting center to be like a 'National Weather Service for infectious diseases'

    04/19/2022 3:57:08 PM PDT · by algore · 30 replies
    Data-driven weather forecasts help leaders know when to deploy resources to respond to hurricanes and individuals decide whether they need to bring an umbrella with them when they go out. Similarly, the CDC's new disease forecasting center aims to guide decisions about broad public health needs like developing vaccines or deploying antivirals, and helping individuals decide whether it's safe for them to go to the movie theater George and a small team of colleagues are faced with tackling a "critical need" to improve the government's "ability to forecast and model emerging health threats." "In short, we need to use data...

    Back in the day, just about everything that used a battery had a hatch or a hutch that you could open to pull it out and replace it if need be. Whether it was a radio, a cordless phone, or a cellphone, it was a cinch to swap out a battery. These days, many devices hide their batteries, deep beneath tamper-proof stickers and warnings that state there are “no user serviceable components inside.” The EU wants to change all that, though, and has voted to mandate that everything from cellphones to e-bikes must have easily replaceable batteries, with the legislation...
  • Proposed Legislation Would Enter Tennessee into an Interstate Compact

    03/08/2022 7:43:37 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 17 replies
    Tennessee Star ^ | Laura Baigert | February 22, 2022
    Full title: Proposed Legislation Would Enter Tennessee into an Interstate Compact, Creating an Unelected Quasi-Governmental Entity with Broad Powers Including Eminent Domain A bill scheduled to be heard by the House Commerce Committee on Tuesday would enter Tennessee into an interstate compact with Arkansas and Mississippi for the greater Memphis region, creating a quasi-governmental and public entity of unelected commissioners that will be vested with very broad powers, including eminent domain and condemnation of any and all rights or property.
  • With West Virginia vs EPA, Supreme Court can restore state authority on energy

    02/28/2022 12:13:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    FOX ^ | February 28, 2022 | Patrick Morrisey
    James Madison once warned that the "accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, ... may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny." Unfortunately, the modern Environmental Protection Agency – with a little help from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit – seems determined to ignore Madison’s message. Under a plan launched by the Obama administration, EPA claimed the power to reorder industries in the name of climate change. EPA believed it could shut down power plants, force power companies to invest in their competitors, and take otherwise extreme measures never before...
  • Meet The Drag Queen Biden Just Put In Charge Of Nuclear Waste

    02/11/2022 10:39:15 AM PST · by Segovia · 46 replies
    Twitter ^ | 2//10/2022 | Twitter
    This is Sam Brinton - a drag queen and LGBTQ+ activist who was just hired to a top level position at the DOE. This person (identifies as genderqueer with they/them pronouns, his kinks are animal sexuality and 'gay uncle' BDSM) is now in charge of overseeing America's nuclear power plants. This is how empires end. Not with a bang, but with whatever the hell this is!
  • OSHA Continues To Pursue Vaccine Mandate Despite Supreme Court Loss

    01/25/2022 12:52:48 PM PST · by ProfessorGoldiloxx · 23 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | January 25, 2022 | Tim Pearce
    "Withdraws emergency order impacting 85 million Americans, but says it will push for permanent rule The Biden administration announced Tuesday it is withdrawing an emergency order mandating large employers vaccinate or regularly test their workers for COVID-19, but instead will be pushing for a permanent rule. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will formally withdraw the order on Wednesday, according to a draft of the memo to be published in the Federal Register. The agency is not dropping the rule entirely, however, planning to keep the order as a “proposed rule.” The original order would have impacted some 85...
  • The Supreme Court's vaccine mandate ruling is the start of something far worse

    01/24/2022 7:08:45 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 51 replies ^ | 1/24/22 | David Cole
    Even more worrisome, though, is what the court’s reasoning means for our ability to address national challenges going forward. The majority stopped the order based on a wildly anachronistic vision of how the federal government should operate — one that would require Congress itself, rather than federal agencies, to micromanage complex problems.
  • The birth certificate of the deep state - Wilson's Study of Administration

    01/08/2022 3:44:57 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 18 replies
    The Study of Administration (1887), by Woodrow Wilson, sets the stage for the bureaucracies that would follow it a little over a dozen years after it's publication. Starting roughly in the 20th century, the progressive era saw the explosive growth of administrative agencies lacking any oversight whatsoever, a malady we suffer under to this day over 120 years later. Unique among all generations of Americans before them, the progressives hated the United States Constitution, and Administration was their answer once and for all to get around this pesky obstacle we have all come to know and love.
  • Your Costs for Biden's Bloated Bureaucracy

    11/23/2021 8:31:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | November 23, 2021 | Oliver North and David Goetsch
    "Drain the swamp!" Those three words were more than a mantra for the Trump administration. They were shorthand for reducing the number of nameless, faceless bureaucrats who control the lives of Americans by enforcing a plethora of government regulations without ever standing for election. Now, with resident Joe Biden in the White House, the swamp is again overflowing. recently published the latest appalling figures on the federal government's "internal" spending. One example: The Biden White House is the most costly in our nation's history, even though the president has been in office less than a year. His White House...
  • Senior US General Says ‘Brutal’ Bureaucracy Preventing Military From Countering China

    11/01/2021 8:32:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 11/01/2021 | Andrew Thornebrooke
    The United States’ ability to develop military technologies is being hamstrung by a “brutal” bureaucracy with a risk-averse culture which is preventing it from adequately countering China’s arms development, according to the Pentagon’s second-highest-ranking officer.“The pace [China is] moving and the trajectory that they’re on will surpass Russia and the United States if we don’t do something to change it,” said Gen. John Hyten, outgoing vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at a Defense Writers Group meeting on Oct. 28.“It will happen.”Bureaucracy Stunting Military DevelopmentHyten, who is soon due to retire, lamented the slow turnaround time for research...