Things Not Otherwise Noted: New Years Edition

By Doug Magill

Heading into the New Year, there are a number of things the media has not otherwise seen fit to report.

Transparency for Thee But Not For Me.
Claiming to be the most transparent administration in history, the Obama folks tend to run federal agencies under aliases.  One of the most egregious, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson is getting out of town ahead of a congressional investigation.

E-Mail Scandal at the EPA

Millions of Star Wars Fans Would Pay More in Taxes For This.
A petition has been submitted to the White House formally requesting the construction of a “space-superiority platform”.  What the heck, it probably makes more sense than what passes for defense planning in this administration.

Let’s Build the Death Star.

A Random Act of Journalism.
When no one other than Jake Tapper asks questions of this president, it’s nice to see a journalist that remembers what her job really is.  CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo asks Democrat Senator Cardin what we all want to know, “Are You Guys Just Incompetent, or What?”

Maria Bartiromo Shows What Journalism Is.

We Certainly Don’t Want That State Up North Getting Ahead of Us.
Now that Michigan has passed ‘Right to Work’ legislation, attention will be shifting to Ohio.  Indiana passed similar legislation last year, and is already seeing increased business interest in the state.  Along with the recent changes in Wisconsin, Ohio will now be one of the key Midwestern states under pressure to fix its business climate.

Is Ohio the Next ‘Right to Work’ State?

Economic Ignorance Aside, How Many Things Does the President Really Want to Redistribute?
In his own inimitable style, P.J. O’Rourke calls the President to task on his desire to redistribute not only wealth but other things such as violence, political power, and faith.

P.J. O’Rourke: Zero Sum Doesn’t Add Up.

You Mean Increasing Costs Actually Affect Prices?
For the economic illiterates who passed and support Obamacare, it is shocking to learn that mandated coverages cause an increase in premiums.

Even the NY Times Notices That Increased Coverage Means Increased Premiums.

Well, At Least They can’t Be Used For Political Donations Yet.
Unsurprising and predictable, the New York Post has found that EBT cards used by welfare recipients can cough up cash for those all-American pastimes of Strippers, Alcohol, and Porn Shops.

Welfare Means Fun.

Unhelpful Gun Control Statistics.
Complex issues require complex solutions.  The predictable liberal responses to mass shootings belie the fact that gun control creates other problems.

Cautionary Tales About Gun Control.

Hey I Paid My Donation Not to Have to Pay More.
It pays to be an Obama contributor.  With all of the silliness of the ‘Fiscal Cliff’ negotiations you didn’t think that favors wouldn’t be granted to special people did you?  That effectively spend whatever revenue increased tax rates will bring in?

Crony Capitalism At Work.

The Future of the Republican Party: Ted Cruz on Opportunity.
Understanding what creates prosperity, Senator Ted Cruz expounds on what the Republican Party should stand for – Opportunity.

Senator Ted Cruz on Opportunity.

Doug Magill is a freelance writer and voice-over talent.  He can be reached at


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