Dan Calabrese

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Most Recent Articles by Dan Calabrese:

Obama to O’Reilly: People only think stuff is wrong because ‘your channel’ keeps telling them that

Feb 3, 2014 — Dan Calabrese

I wondered why Obama agreed to do an interview with O’Reilly. It’s not his usual M.O, which would be to pick a friendly propagandist to toss him softballs. Question answered: He decided he needed to pick a fight with someone so he could get his left-wing admirers cheering.

SNL producer Lorne Michaels says Dems get a pass because they ‘take it personally’ if they’re mocked

Feb 3, 2014 — Dan Calabrese

Anyone who’s watched Saturday Night Live for the last ten or fifteen years knows that they rarely make fun of Democrats.  They spend hours mocking conservatives as out-of-touch, stupid, or downright malevolent, but Dems always seem to get a pass. In fact, until the disastrous ObamaCare launch it’s hard to remember a single sketch that made fun of President Obama.

VIDEO: McConnell tells IRS commissioner to resist Obama’s political abuses

Jan 31, 2014 — Dan Calabrese

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell took to the floor yesterday and addressed IRS Commissioner John Koskinen with an interesting challenge: He wants Koskinen to resist directives from the White House and the Treasury Department to turn the IRS into an enforcer of the left’s preferences on political speech.

How Republicans can stop losing the minimum wage argument

Jan 30, 2014 — Dan Calabrese

People who are very committed to conservative economic principles recognize instinctively the problem with raising the minimum wage to $10.10 - or for that matter, having a federally mandated minimum wage at all. But that doesn’t change the fact that Republicans are woefully ineffective at talking about the issue, which is why Democrats are so confident they can pivot to the minimum wage and put Republicans on the defensive in the process.

I’ll let Mike Lee and Rand Paul respond to Obama’s nonsense

Jan 29, 2014 — Dan Calabrese

I can’t say it better than Kevin Williamson said it via National Review yesterday. It’s not so much that Obama’s speech was bad or that his proposed policies were unwise. It’s that this whole offering of political theater is obscene and not even worthy of our attention anymore.

Obama to raise minimum wage to $10.10 via executive order for federal contractors

Jan 28, 2014 — Dan Calabrese

It’s clear we’re in for wall-to-wall class warfare during tonight’s State of the Union, disguised of course as an effort by Democrats to address “income inequality.” There are a few class warfare tactics Democrats think are always political winners, and one is raising the minimum wage. Tonight, the White House has announced, Obama will raise the stakes by bypassing Congress and announcing an executive order by which he will raise the minimum wage to $10.10 (from the current $7.25) for federal contractors.

Katrina Trinko: Enough with politicians and their heroic life stories

Jan 27, 2014 — Dan Calabrese

I so love the point Katrina Trinko makes here that I’m willing to give her a pass for wrongly including our boss as one of the examples. His candidacy was based on his business experience and his ideas for restructuring the tax code, not some “heroic life story.” But not to quibble, Katrina. Your overall point is way too good for us to get caught up debating that.

Politico: Liberals want SOTU to tell the poor they can’t help themselves

Jan 27, 2014 — Dan Calabrese

Politico is a horrendous operation, possibly the worst media outlet that has ever existed. But if you want to know what liberals are thinking, Politico is who they talk to. So sure, why not?

Supremes weigh in: Little Sisters of the Poor 1, Obama White House 0

Jan 27, 2014 — Dan Calabrese

Remember when it was supposed to be Republicans like Rick Santorum who were nuts for bringing contraception into politics? All Santorum did was voice his opinion about whether contraception was a good thing. It was the Obama Administration that adopted public policy forcing people who have a moral objection to contraception to pay for others to use it. So, that makes them extremists, right?

UK braces for arrival of Russian ghost ship filled with diseased cannibal rats

Jan 25, 2014 — Dan Calabrese

Ha. And you thought you had already seen the height of our bizarreness today. Not even close. If you’re in any part of the UK or Ireland that is close to shore and might serve as an open target for large ship that’s adrift upon the ocean . . . run.

Report: North Korea claims to have landed a man on the sun

Jan 24, 2014 — Dan Calabrese

The source for this is something I’ve never heard of before today - a web site called Waterford Whispers News. There was a report last year from Investors Business Daily that the Norks had announced their intention to put a man on the sun.

So I’m thinking maybe Scott Walker should be the next president of the United States

Jan 23, 2014 — Dan Calabrese

I don’t even know if he’s interested in running. And I realize I’m going against my usual thinking that frowns on making everything that happens in politics about presidential speculation.

Union gets teacher, fired for watching porn in class, his job back

Jan 23, 2014 — Dan Calabrese

This is the sort of thing you can imagine, at some point, conservatives might have imagined half-seriously that a teachers’ union would do, only to provoke dismissive scoffs from union defenders who would point to the claim as evidence conservatives just hated teachers and would say anything to slander the union.

Affidavit: Obama Administration threatened S&P after 2011 downgrade

Jan 22, 2014 — Dan Calabrese

It hardly comes as a surprise at this point that the Obama White House brazenly bullies those who threaten their political interests. Check with the IRS, Tea Party groups, if you have any questions about that.

Jeremiah Wright: Tea Party is ‘Lynch Mob 2.0’

Jan 22, 2014 — Dan Calabrese

America’s favorite America-hating pastor is back, but hey, it’s not like one of his congregation is going to become president or anything. Oh, never mind . . .

WaPo ‘fact checker’: Hey, sorry we helped Obama sell his ‘6 million have signed up’ crapola

Jan 22, 2014 — Dan Calabrese

One of the worst things that has happened to journalism is the emergence of these dopey “fact checker” features - and in some cases, entire web sites - purportedly written by people who authoritatively cut through the B.S. you hear in the coverage of politics and government and give you the straight scoop about what the truth really is. In fact, they are little more than opinion writers who have assigned themselves official-sounding titles that they hide behind to disguise their bias.

Obama to young blacks: Go ahead and smoke pot, it’s not that big a deal

Jan 21, 2014 — Dan Calabrese

Barack Obama may be one of the worst things that ever happened to young black people, for this simple reason: He does not implore them to be the very best they can be. Given the opportunity to inspire them to the very best of their nature, he instead says interminable crap like this:

Latest accusation against Christie dismissed as nonsense by pretty much everyone

Jan 20, 2014 — Dan Calabrese

Predators who smell blood in the water go in for the kill. Democrats are predators looking to kill their prey, which in this case takes the form of a New Jersey governor they hope to eliminate as a threat to the be-all and end-all of their existence - continued control of the executive branch of the federal government.

Biden tells Ford chairman at Auto Show: ‘Thanks for saving our ass’

Jan 17, 2014 — Dan Calabrese

This is Joe Biden, of course, so the mere fact that he utters incomprehensible nonsense is not in itself news.

Senate report destroys Hillary’s State Department on Benghazi

Jan 16, 2014 — Dan Calabrese

It’s kind of delicious that this story comes from the New York Times, which tried mightily a few weeks ago to give cover to Obama and Hillary on the nonsense they peddled about Al Qaeda not being involved, and about a YouTube video causing the whole thing. No one’s buying that line of B.S., including the Senate investigative committee controlled by Democrats, which is now out with a report excioriating the State Department for its failure to stop what the committee finds was an entirely preventable attack: