Saturday News

Obama solicitor general: If you don’t like mandate, earn less money

We are all just peasants to them. Worst President ever.

Question of the Day: Why NOT Own a Fully-Automatic Rifle?

In Massachusetts, the high cost of getting even a license to carry MACE let alone any firearm caused me to put off getting back into gun sports until after I get out of this state. But as the comments for the above post say, the second amendment is really about military weapon ownership by the citizen.

“Kelo v. New London”: An Ignominous End for One of the Supreme Court’s Worst Decisions

In 2005, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in Kelo v. New London, using the powers of eminent domain to seize property from one private owner and hand it over to another private owner — a developer who promised more than 3,000 new jobs and $1.2 million in tax revenue.

And now, as they say, the rest of the story:

. . . the city’s project has been a failure, with 91 acres of waterfront property sitting there empty and overgrown by weeds.

Now, we learn from the local newspaper, The Day, that following the hurricane Irene, the city has designated the Fort Trumbull redevelopment site as a place to dump vegetation debris. For a video of locals dumping that stuff on the site, click here.

Connecticut taxpayers have thus been soaked tens of millions of dollars, not just for nothing, but for making things worse — for transforming a nice local neighborhood into a dump.

Pfizer and Kelo’s Ghost Town

Pfizer bugs out, long after the land grab.

Wall Street Journal, November 2009. Kudos to Justice Thomas, who wrote the dissent.

Obama shelves EPA smog rule in huge defeat for environmental groups

Thank the GOP Speaker of the House, his demand of the President of a list of upcoming regulations that could cost American Businesses money and jobs showed this EPA rule could cost up to $90 billion a year in additional expenses.

The shocking truth about electric cars

“Here’s another catch: Electric cars aren’t necessarily green at all. Electric vehicles require large amounts of electricity – so much that Toronto Hydro chief Anthony Haines says he doesn’t know how he’d get it. “If you connect about 10 per cent of the homes on any given street with an electric car, the electricity system fails,” he said recently.”

Plus the $20,000 extra for a vehicle that’s smaller, slower, with less range and built by Obama’s union buddies.

About On the North River

Forty years toiled in the Tel-com industry, married for 36 years widowed at sixty-one. New girlfriend at sixty-five. Was a Tea Party supporter. Today a follower of the Last American President to be honestly elected, Donald J. Trump.
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