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Super: D.C. and Virginia are fighting to lure little-watched soccer team with taxpayer money

You could point and laugh at the Beltway, and you should, but since D.C. is involved, there will no doubt be some of your money involved at some point, too. Also, pity the poor normal people in the rest of Virginia who must endure the antics of Northern Virginia. Right now, they’re using other people’s […] Read this post »...
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The Insincerity of Rand Paul

(Steven Hayward) I had hopes at the outset that Rand Paul would be more sensible than his father, and for a while it looked like this might be the case. He has been about the only prominent Republican trying to broaden the base of the Republican Party by speaking on college campuses and to minority groups, and he made measured attempts to set out a “non-interventionist” foreign policy vision that was not simply warmed over isolationism. His father, Ron, used to say that his chie...

Dear Bruce Jenner. #SorryNotSorry

The good old days It’s been a busy day on the gender bending news front all across the web. Much of the discussion taking place has landed at home right here at good old Hot Gas, but I thought I would wait my turn and digest some of the brouhaha before putting in my two cents. (Assuming I could [&hel...

EEOC wins Supreme Court case on religious accommodation

(Paul Mirengoff) Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of the EEOC in a case it brought against Abercrombie & Fitch. The issue was whether an employer can be liable under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 for refusing to hire an applicant or discharging an employee based on a religious observance and practice only if the employer has actual knowledge that a religious accommodation was required. By an 8-1, ...

Serious question: Who would be Rand Paul’s VP?

Choices. Given his chances at the nomination, I suppose this is a more of a semi-serious question. But I started thinking about it when writing the “VP Romney” post and found myself surprised at how hard it is to come up with a good answer. So I put it out there on Twitter — and most [...

Video: Bernie Sanders and Seth Meyers have a laugh over his “women fantasize about being gang-raped” theory

Jokes. Here’s what it looks like when someone with impeccable left-wing credentials gets quizzed in the media for suggesting that women secretly crave sexual violence. Skip to 1:40 for the key bit. The point here isn’t that Meyers,...

Another global warming catastrophe: the Sahara Desert is getting greener

Don’t tell the camels This story is actually quite fascinating and it obviously has something to do with changes in the climate, but just how to explain it all remains a subject of contention. You would think that increasing temperatures would make things wors...

Jen, Jenny, Jenner

(Steven Hayward) So the best line I’ve heard so far is that Bill Clinton has a call in to photographer Annie Leibovitz to see if she can do a photo shoot of Hillary. . .  Second best: Finally, a prominent Republican makes the cover of Vanity Fair. . . One heterodox theory that I’ve always liked is that popular culture is actually a lagging indicator of changing times and mores, but it turns out that Family Guy had a premonition of Bruce...

(update) What is on the June 2nd Council Agenda: Publilc hearings on the budget, tax give-away for Asurion, a new tax, rent control.

The first two items on the Council agenda on Tuesday night June 2nd are hearings on the Capital Improvements Budget (BILL NO. BL2015-1122) and the Operating budget (BILL NO. BL2015-1142) I have provided analysis and commentary on both at the following links:...

New York Governor’s office now involved in corruption probe

The fish rots from the head down About a month ago we talked about New York real estate firm Glenwood Management, who had donated heavily to both Republican and Democrat legislators in the Empire State while having plenty of business involving Albany. They appeared to have snagge...

FBI Should Come Clean on Surveillance Aircraft

(John Hinderaker) Here in the Twin Cities, it started when a man described as an aviation buff noticed a small airplane acting oddly. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported on May 29: Aviation buff John Zimmerman was at a weekly gathering of neighbors Friday night when he noticed something peculiar: a small plane circling a route overhead that didn’t make sense to...

Video: MSNBC panel stunned at lack of enthusiasm for coronation

“It’s still early, but …” Oddly, it’s Morning Joe, the one MSNBC show that manages to stay out of the Kool-Aid tank for Democrats, so the surprise is notable. “It’s still early,” Jonathan...

What is on the June 2nd Council Agenda: Publilc hearings on the budget, tax give-away for Asurion,

The first two items on the Council agenda on Tuesday night June 2nd are hearings on the Capital Improvements Budget (BILL NO. BL2015-1122) and the Operating budget (BILL NO. BL2015-1142) I have provided analysis and commentary on both at the following links:...

Are you ready for Vice President Mitt Romney?

Oh yes. C’mon, you know I had to blog it. The only thing better on a slow news day than “Romney 2016″ silliness would be a big new poll on atheist gay marriage. Don’t let me down, YouGov. He lost a Senate race in Massachusetts, then won the governor’s race before losing ...

Apparently Homeland Security Runs Airport Security As Well As Amtrak Runs Trains. There Is A Lesson Here, Government Cannot Do Much Well! Other Than Military Operations, What Does Government Do Well?

A Homeland Security Secretary Responds Forcefully After Details of Alarming TSA Report Are Leaked (UPDATED) Jun. 1, 2015 9:19pm 2K SHARES Share This Tweet This ...

TEMS Tuesday: Pudgy Williams, Guy Benson

4 ET! Today on The Ed Morrissey Show (4 pm ET), we have another great lineup for the news of the day! Pudgy Williams will talk to us about his Loving Fathers Society, the North Carolina effort to rebuild families across all communities by supporting fatherhood. We’ll also talk with Pudgy ...

Bruce Jenner Makes A Sham Of HIs Past, Women And Men.

Calling Bruce Jenner a Woman is an Insult to Women Jun. 2, 2015 10:03am

“Women only” Hillary event forced to admit men after poor turnout

No takers What do you do if you throw a big party but nobody shows up? That wasn’t quite the case for Hillary Clinton this week, but it was close. It seems that one of her high profile, Big Apple supporters set up a private, “women only” event where the ladi...

When (Not If) ISIS Overtakes St. Matthew’s Monastery Will Anyone In The West Even Mention It? Will Anyone Care That The Monks Are Killed And Ancient Library Destroyed? We Fear Not!

ISIS THREATENS ANCIENT MONASTERY FILLED WITH CHRISTIANS Occupants of location dating to A.D. 363: ‘We are expecting the worst’ Published: 12 hours ago image: http://www.wnd.com/files/2014/06/lhohmann_avatar.jpg author-image ...

Syrian Insider Promotes Assad’s Demise. Does He Have Enough Power To Fulfill His Goals Or Will Syria Become Another Libya If The Current Regime Is Overthrown? We Believe The Latter.

June 01, 2015, 06:00 pm Only Assad’s fall can preserve the Syrian state By M. Housam Hafez 11...