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NH GOP Cries Boo, Not Enough People Are Smoking

What happens when smoking rates decline in New Hampshire? The answer depends on your vantage point.

If you’re in charge of tax collection in the state of New Hampshire, you’re disappointed:

Administrative Services Commissioner Linda Hodgdon said Wednesday that revenue is $4 million below estimates. She said the biggest disappointment was the tobacco tax which [...]

Slavish Conservative Bootlicking: Let Government Do Anything to Keep 1 Person Safe

James Delingpole sarcastically takes the New York Times to task for telling the world about Bush’s secret, illegal and unconstitutional warrantless wiretapping program that spied on innocent people. His 296th Way to Drive a Liberal Crazy is:

296. Praise the Grey Lady for its principled decision in 2005 to expose President Bush’s Terrorist Surveillance wiretap [...]

Barack Obama installs a Death Panel after all

It turns out that despite his protestations last year that he’d never implement “Death Panels” of elitists who decide whether or not American citizens should die, President Barack Obama has gone ahead and done just that. There is a actually a Death Panel that meets to decide whether an American citizen should die. It operates [...]

AP: NY Police Department and CIA Operating Out of Jurisdiction to Spy on Innocent Americans

Reporter Adam Goldman reveals:

The New York City Police Department is operating out of its jurisdiction, at least in New Jersey and possibly elsewhere The NYPD is engaging in surveillance of innocent people with no probable cause evidence that crimes are being committed The NYPD is targeting people for surveillance and harassment on the basis [...]

Don’t Swallow Delingpole’s Kool-Aid Flavored Coffee

Yesterday afternoon, James Delingpole e-mail blasted his latest of 365 Ways to Drive a Liberal Crazy:

218. On being served Fair Trade coffee, take a sip, then spit it out in horror and disgust. Gag: “My God! This is Fair Trade! Don’t you know I never do Fair Trade stuff? Fair Trade is evil.” Explain [...]

No-tax ultrawealthy megachurch Rick Warren writes: the Poor pay too little in taxes!

When conservative preacher Rick Warren raked in $2.4 million last December for his “Saddleback Church” (an archipelago of high-tech churches, gymnasium courts, restaurants and even a music school sitting on nine campuses of prime California real estate), the church didn’t pay a penny of tax on that income. Saddleback Church is tax-exempt despite its wealth.

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Rearrange the Face of the FBI Crime Clock

The FBI Crime Clock brings a feeling of urgency to crime statistics by declaring that in 2009, there was “One murder every 34.5 minutes” in the United States. By not figuring in the size of the population in 2009 — some 307 million people — the FBI makes the nation seem to be a more [...]

Supplement the FBI Crime Clock with a few Ticks of your Own

The FBI maintains an ominous website seemingly devoted to giving Americans the heebie-jeebies. It’s called The Crime Clock, and for the most recent year of published U.S. statistics (2009) it reads like this:

One murder every 34.5 minutes One forcible rape every 6.0 minutes One robbery every 1.3 minutes One aggravated assault every 39.1 [...]

134th Way to Exasperate a Liberal: Pull a Religious Bigotry Twofer

… in which Herman Cain and Susan Lynn dream up schemes to infringe on American Muslims’ civil liberties now because they just might put a door ding in the metaphorical Hummer of American Christianity later. Read on … [...]

Boston and Brown Universities team up to calculate Cost of War: $4 Trillion and 250000 Dead is just the beginning

On September 11 2011, 2996 people were killed and some buildings were destroyed in a series of terrorist attacks. These costs we know. What has been the cost of America’s reaction?

The Eisenhower Study Group made up of researchers at Brown and Boston Universities has released a new report entitled Costs of War in which [...]

Shame, Shame, Shame: Criminally Accused without Criminal Justice Rights, Obama Style

Shame on Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame for allegedly providing stuff to the militant organizations Shahab and Al Qaeda. If it’s true, that wasn’t a very nice thing to do. The charges have not been proven.

Shame on the United States Government for holding Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame on one of its warships in international waters for two [...]