Robert Laurie

Robert Laurie

Articles by Robert Laurie:

Obama says he doesn't really watch the news because he already knows the things they're reporting about

Wait, what!?  Time and time again we've heard the same official story: "We learned about it from watch the news reports, just like you."  It's become the go to response whenever a new Obama administration scandal breaks. In fact, it's become so ubiquitous that it's been roundly mocked in virtually every ... continue reading


Once again, Trey Gowdy destroys IRS chief John Koskinen in a brutal verbal beatdown

The only man who seems to scare Koskinen.... The last time IRS Commissioner John Koskinen faced Congressman Trey Gowdy, he found himself on the receiving end of an epic verbal assault that culminated in a crash course on criminal statutes concerning evidence. That was about a month ago. Yesterday the ... continue reading


Debbie Wasserman Schultz goes on TV and embarrasses herself - again

Facts? What facts? She don't need no stinking facts! Yesterday, Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz appeared on Ralston Reports - a regional Nevada talk show which discusses politics and news. As is so often the case, she presented herself as America's number one ObamaCare ... continue reading


Maryland passes new gun control, Beretta takes factory and 300 jobs elsewhere

Maryland enacts 'common sense job control.' Last year, when Maryland was considering tough new gun control legislation, it received a warning from firearms manufacturer Beretta. Ban our products, and we'll start making them elsewhere.  …Maybe a free state like Tennessee. Gun Control advocates scoffed, ... continue reading


Did Ben Carson just tip his hand about a 2016 presidential bid?

Will he? Won't he? Suspense!  Dr. Ben Carson remains one of the big question marks hovering over the 2016 field of Republican presidential candidates. Despite knowing very few of his actual policy beliefs (aside from some troubling gun control remarks that he has since recanted) conservatives are eager for ... continue reading


IRS soliciting for 'media destruction services' - needs help destroying 3200 more hard drives

Timing! For a moment, let's just say that the IRS is innocent of any wrong doing. They didn't target anyone and they didn't destroy any emails.  Sure, it's ridiculous, but go with it. Wouldn't you think that - as a completely innocent organization - you’d be doing everything in your power to appear as ... continue reading


Congratulations, EPA, you're a C-list celeb in the Kim Kardashian iPhone game!

Yes, really. Amateur hour continues. Last night I was scouring the bowels of Twitter, searching for political weirdness.  I was not disappointed.  It seems that whoever is running the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Water Twitter feed is a big fan of an iPhone game called "Kim ... continue reading


Top Politico columnist: Rick Perry sending National Guard to shoot small children at border

The brain trust at work... The Politico, which Dan likes to call "the worst website in the world" has a long history of employing kooks, cranks, and left-wing loons. No one really bothers to accuse them of bias anymore, since their predilections are so painfully obvious.  Still, it's always fun when one of ... continue reading


Boy, the State Dept. sure seems to have a tough time not lashing out against Israel

Tweets and hot mics pose a real problem....  Saturday evening, Richard Stengel - the Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs - took to Twitter to discuss the murder of 298 civilians aboard Malaysian Airlines Flight 17. Keep in mind, Stengel's entire job is to be the top public affairs ... continue reading


WH says fundraising will continue because changing Obama's schedule could 'alarm the American people'

Border, Ukraine, Middle East - all apparently 'not alarming' Over the last two weeks, President Obama has been roundly criticized - from the right and the left - for his relentless fundraising.  Rather than visit the border, discuss the issue, or do anything about it, he spent valuable time playing ... continue reading


How did the DOJ learn about Lois Lerner's 'lost' emails? You get one guess...

Cue standard Obama admin playbook in 3....2....1...  The Obama administration just loves watching the news. They like to watch TV, read the papers, listen to talk radio, etc.  Since they're either completely detached from the actions of their own government or simply unwilling to acknowledge them, it's ... continue reading


Maryland's Democrat Governor: Don't deport illegal kids but, whatever you do, don't send them to Maryland

Not in my backyard... UPDATE: O'Malley's people are now trying to claim that they're simply worried about the saftey of the illegal kids.  Western Maryland is, in O'Malley's words, "a conservative part of the state" and these poor children could be in danger there. Anyone buyin' that?  No? OK.Last week, ... continue reading


BREAKING: Malaysian Boeing 777 shot down over Ukraine - 295 aboard, no survivors

Possible Russian surface-to-air missile.... UPDATE (Dan): The AP is quoting Anton Gerashenko, an adviser to Ukraine's interior ministry, as saying the plane was hit by a missile (presumably Russian) shot from a BUK launcher. That comes from USA Today. UPDATE (Rob): Pro-Russian rebels deny.  Blame ... continue reading


Detroit Police Chief says private gun ownership is lowering crime rates.

'How dare these law abiding citizens defend themselves!' - Gun control nuts Back in March, we told you about Detroit Police Chief James Craig.  Craig made waves by suggesting that "empowered," law-abiding gun owners were the key to slowing his city's astronomical crime rate. Back then, Craig said: ... continue reading


Joe Biden says: Oops! The 'Change' part of 'hope and change' didn't happen.

Reminds you that he's "pretty damned sophisticated." Back in 2008 there was a guy who used to run around the country shouting about "hope and change." You might remember him. His name was Barack Obama and he went on to become the worst President since (at least) World War II. His Vice President is a gaffe-machine ... continue reading


Rolling Stone's list of the '5 most dangerous guns' is the most asinine thing ever

Seriously?  Someone got paid for this? When someone from the anti-gun kook crowd decides to write an article titled "The 5 Most Dangerous Guns in America," you would probably expect them to list makes, models, and calibers. Obviously, the presupposition is wrong - since a gun is only as dangerous as the ... continue reading