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The White House, Crown Jewel of Public Housing, Infested with Vermin: Cockroaches, Mice, Ants, Trump

Work orders for the White House reportedly show reports of mice and cockroach infestations in the West Wing, broken toilet seats in the Oval Office and numerous other problems.

The documents, obtained by NBC4 Washington, were made public this week just months after President Trump reportedly criticized the shape that it was left in by the previous administration.

“That White House is a real dump,” he said, according to Golf magazine.

While the president later denied the comment, it turns out there really are loads of issues plaguing the historic structure.

White House officials made hundreds of requests for repairs, equipment and pest control in 2017 with the US General Services Administration — many of which were similar to those made in 2016 during President Barack Obama’s final year in office, NBC4 reports. Read the rest of this entry »

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INAUGURATION REWIND: Remember in 2009 When The Huffington Post Ran This?

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Me neither. It’s because it’s not real. It’s a parody.

But you know what the Huffington Post actually did run this week?

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This one is real. Not The Onion.

h/t Ed Driscoll Instapundit

 


Reminder: The Federal Tax Code & Regulations are Now Over 10 Million Words in Length

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Kevin D. Williamson: ‘Today’s discussion suggests that some people have forgotten how government works. Here’s a quick explanation’

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Kevin Williamson via Twitter


Where Dietary-Fat Guidelines Went Wrong

From the Department of ‘We Got That Memo Already’

TIME

A little fat may not be harmful, while too much of it can be unhealthy, and even fatal. But in the latest review of studies that investigated the link between dietary fat and causes of death, researchers say the guidelines got it all wrong. In fact, recommendations to reduce the amount of fat we eat every day should never have been made.

Reporting in the journalOpenHeart, Zoe Harcombe, a researcher and Ph.D. candidate at University of the West of Scotland, and her colleagues say that the data decisionmakers had in 1977, when the first U.S. guidelines on dietary fat were made, did not provide any support for the idea that eating less fat would translate to fewer cases of heart disease, or that it would save lives.

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“The bottom line is that there wasn’t evidence for those guidelines to be introduced,” she says. “One of the…

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Hello? Hello?

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Federal Programs: Too Big Not To Fail?

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Reason via Twitter

 

 


East Coast Media Struggling to Understand Western Frustration with Federal Land Grabs Should Study this Map


Where Did Your Tax Dollars Go?

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The Hipster Libertarian


Father Fed Knows Best

"Trust Us"

Government force and fraud is for our own good.

The government thinks you’re stupid, or at least ignorant.

Jonah Goldberg writes:  This isn’t just an indictment of the current government or an indictment of government itself. It’s simply a statement of fact. At its core, the government exists to do certain things that people aren’t equipped to do on their own. The list of those things has gotten longer and longer over the years. In 1776, the federal government’s portfolio could have easily fit in a file folder: maintain an army and navy, a few federal courts, the post office, the patent office, and maybe a dozen or two other pretty obvious things.

Now, the file folder of things the federal government does is much bigger. To paraphrase Dr. Egon Spengler from Ghostbusters, let’s imagine that the federal government in 1776 was the size of this Twinkie (take my word for it, I’m holding a normal-sized Twinkie). Today that Twinkie would be 35 feet long, weighing approximately 600 pounds. Or, if that illustration doesn’t work for you, consider this: The number of civilians (i.e., not counting the military) who work for the executive branch alone is today nearly equal to the entire population of the United States in 1776. The Federal Register, the federal government’s fun-filled journal of new rules, regulations, and the like, was about 2,600 pages in 1936 (a year after it was created). Today it’s over 80,000 pages.

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America to Washington D.C.

America to Washington D.C.


You Can Check Out Any Time You Like but You Can Never Leave

You Can Check Out Any Time You Like but You Can Never Leave


Check out the barricade at the WW1 Memorial

 

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