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Wisdom from the Peanut Gallery: SOTU

  I’m rooting for a Taiwanese Parliament brawl. Murphy9 on January 27, 2014 at 5:42 PM My pupils have an appointment with an acupuncturist during that time slot. antipc on January 27, 2014 at 6:00 PM Thank God for Roku. CurtZHP on January 27, 2014 at 6:30 PM Comments at Hot Air in response to […]

More on the (un)Affordable Care Act

With every day that passes the questions about President Obama's signature accomplishment, the Affordable Care Act, are mounting. We've all heard the White House talking points that there's an incredible amount of interest in signing up for the new healthcare plans being offered under the law and that the volume of visitors is what's causing […]

Intransigent Conservative Cuban American on Canto Talk

I'm going to be discussing my two latest articles about the Unaffordable Care Act with Silvio Canto on his great Internet Radio Show "Canto Talk" at 8:00PM EDT. Canto Talk Home Page

It’s time to stop calling it Obamacare.

In 2009 when President Obama and a Democrat majority in Congress were jamming a new and onerous bill through without the normal due process Republicans disparagingly nicknamed the measure "Obamacare". The logic was understandable, their animus toward the President and his ideas made them want to make it personal. Plus they had a precedent. During […]

Ted Cruz and High Stakes Texas Hold ‘Em

We're well into the 2nd week of the minimal government shut down, that seems to affect national parks and monuments disproportionately, and so far the blowback against Republicans has been less than advertised. Most voters haven't bought into either side's narrative and have collectively said, "a pox on both their houses." In this high stakes […]

What if…

September 22, 1985 - Johannesburg, South Africa Peaceful anti-government protesters were harassed by government-organized mobs and detained by police. None of the half-dozen foreign media outlets stationed in the country felt it was worth covering, instead running human interest stories, highlighting South African cultural events, sports and republishing pro-apartheid propaganda issued by the government. This […]

Babalu at 10: Nuestro día ya viene llegando

Like most of my Babalu colleagues I can't put an exact date on the first time I became aware of this blog. A buddy at work mentioned it to me one day. As it happened I was working on a web site with the objective of debunking the Che Guevara mythology. Once I published the […]

Nice try, but no Cuban cigar

Last week George sent me a link to a column at PJ Media which advocated the GOP reversing course on the embargo on Cuba as tactic for Hispanic voter outreach. This is novel theory. Novel and laughable. I had to dust off my fisking machine and take apart the author's arguments. Luckily I too am […]

Three facets of Obama’s NSA snooping scandal

There are really three separate issues that are intertwined in the NSA snooping scandal that's unfolding as you read this. The first is the honest public debate we need to have about what we expect the federal government to be doing in order to protect us from terrorist threats. It's easy to claim that anything […]


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Rep. Garcia’s (D) Chief of Staff Implicated in Fraud Investigation

Breaking news as reported in the Miami Herald: U.S. Rep. Joe Garcia’s staff chief implicated in ballot scheme The chief of staff resigned after law enforcement raided the homes of two of the congressman’s top aides. BY PATRICIA MAZZEI PMAZZEI@MIAMIHERALD.COM Congressman Joe Garcia’s chief of staff abruptly resigned Friday after being implicated in a sophisticated […]

The Cuban Show

I was reading the comments on Enrisco's musings that Alberto posted earlier and came to a startling realization.  The commenter talks about the abdication of personal responsibility as the major disgrace of Cuba's "social experiment."  Social experiment.  Hmmm.  That's really what it is. Today 11 million people live in an antiquated laboratory that's been running […]

Carter Center is MIA on Venezuelan Election Fraud – UPDATED

Last week, Jennifer McCoy the Director of the Americas Center for The Carter Center went to Venezuela to observe that country's presidential election. According to lefty website just a day before the election McCoy claimed that Venezuela’s electronic voting system was “the most comprehensive (she’s) seen in the world.” In fact she pre-certified the […]

Wisdom from the peanut gallery: Positivism

The Cuban Adjustment Act? -Anonymous When you realize that the only raison d'être for that which they call Revolution was one man's insatiable appetite for power, everything falls into perspective. -versioncorta Curious that nobody asks such a question (openly) about Hitler's actions. -Realpolitik I've sometimes used a similar analogy. When a Swede once told me: […]

Why we shouldn’t abandon Cuba

Today's quote of the day reminded me to post another quote that caught my attention recently. It's from Yoani Sanchez who has been interviewed constantly since she was permitted to leave Cuba a few weeks ago. The quote an answer to a question from Ian Vasquez of the Cato Institute. The translation is mine. Ian […]