By marfdrat on April 22, 2013
And this is news? This is almost too stupid to waste print on. Gee, I can’t imagine why these murderous jihadis didn’t bother to register their guns with the local police. Mystifying.
By marfdrat on March 26, 2013
Glenn Reynolds (the Instapundit) has a column in USA Today that makes a lot of sense. There ought to be a waiting period before legislation gets passed in the heat of the moment. Wait, hasn’t that already been tried? President Obama promised to do this before he was elected in 2008 as the *cough* most transparent administration in history; it’s a promised that has continually been broken (notice that article was written in 2009, and already it was broken several times – now, nobody remembers it). It almost seems like politicians don’t really want citizens to know what’s in legislation before they pass it. Hell, it seems like they don’t even know what’s in bills before they pass them. Remember reviewing Obamacare before it was passed? Oh right: gotta pass it to find out what’s in it. Thanks, Nancy.
By marfdrat on January 9, 2013
That’s Megan McArdle’s description of the current discussion of minting a $1 trillion platinum coin to try and solve some of fiscal woes. That it’s even being discussed is an indication of how silly and protracted and contrived our legislative process has become. Those guys in Washington are really a joke – but if they don’t get something figured out, the joke’s going to be on us.
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By marfdrat on December 31, 2012
She’s introducing a “gun control” bill into the Senate when they come back in January. What she really wants, as recorded in 1995, is for “Mr. and Mrs. America to turn in their guns”.
By marfdrat on January 4, 2012
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their consciences. – C. S. Lewis
By marfdrat on May 24, 2011
Reason has the interesting results here. I’m inclined to agree: they’d certainly have less time to enact stupid legislation like ObamaCare.
Just ONE of the Reasons Why ObamaCare is Bad Legislation: 6 Pages of Law Become 1,000 Pages of Regulations
By marfdrat on April 4, 2011
Update: The original article has been revised to show that only 492 pages of regulations were created. Yay – that makes me feel a lot better.
Yes, you read that right. When Leviathan’s chains are lengthened by the insidious creep of poorly constructed (and unread) laws, its usurpations grow exponentially. Such is the case with just one section of Obamacare, related to “accountable care organizations,” whatever the hell that is.
By marfdrat on January 31, 2011
Interesting. Mother Jones has a story about a piece of legislation making its way through the Arizona legislature that will require proof of citizenship in order to appear on the ballot in a presidential race. Crazy, right? Well, maybe not: