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Video: EPA Wants to Treat Spilled Milk Like Toxic Waste

My latest video for NFIB – you should watch if for no other reason than the fact that I got milk on my ceiling while filming this one.

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And We Don’t Trust the Government to Run Health Care Why?
February 28, 2010, 1:39 pm
Filed under: Government Spending

Via DCist, a fine illustration of my hard-earned tax dollars at work. After three blizzards and two and a half weeks of excruciatingly slow melting, the DC government finally remembered it had a massive $120,000 Snow Melter sitting on a back lot somewhere:

(Facepalm)



One Year Ago Today: The Tea Party Movement is Born
February 27, 2010, 10:34 am
Filed under: Government Spending, Online Video, Protest, Shameless Self Promotion, Taxes | Tags:

One year ago today, I walked down to Lafayette Park across the street from the White House, then-brand-new Flip cam in hand, and shot some video at the first Tea Party in DC. Dozens of similar rallies were held across the nation that day, kicking off what would become one of the most widespread and effective grassroots movements in American history.

Looking back at the video from that day, I’m struck by the foresight demonstrated by Brendan Steinhauser of FreedomWorks, who declared: “This is only the beginning! This is a shot… that is going to be heard around the country!” How right he was.



Video: Highlights from the 9/12 Taxpayer Tea Party March on Washington

Here are some video highlights that I just shot at the big 9/12 Taxpayer Tea Party March in DC. Crowd estimates are varying widely, but it’s safe to say it’s by far the largest gathering of grassroots small-government folks I’ve ever seen in my 15+ years living in DC.

Not since I stood in line all night long on the Mall with tens of thousands of other proud Americans to view President Reagan’s casket in the Capitol’s Rotunda have I felt more hopeful that people on our side really care passionately about what happens in Washington.

Anyway, here’s the video. No swastikas, counter-protesters or profanity to edit out – it’s a very peaceful crowd full of proud, yet very concerned, Americans who are just exercising their First Amendment rights.



Great Visualization of Education Spending
September 9, 2009, 1:38 pm
Filed under: Education, Government Spending

Andrew Coulson of the Cato Institute provides a great rebuttal to folks who repeatedly claim that public schools are underfunded.

A thousand academic white papers have made the same point, but you’ll have much more success ending the inevitable education-funding rant at your next happy hour if you just print this chart out and whip it out of your back pocket at the appropriate time. Then use your Flip video camera to record your lefty friend’s stuttering and stammering for all of YouTube to see.

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Your Tax Dollars at Work
August 26, 2009, 12:53 pm
Filed under: Energy / Environment, Government Spending, Online Video | Tags: ,

Killing a perfectly good Corvette — for Cash for Clunkers…

How exactly is this a productive use of our tax dollars again? Couldn’t this car have provided somebody with a relatively cool and low-cost means of transportation for several more years?

Once again, online video covers a part of the story that the mainstream media won’t.



Quote of the Day
June 10, 2009, 1:27 pm
Filed under: Government Spending, Obama | Tags:

On Obama’s loophole-ridden call for greater spending restraint:

“This is like quitting drinking, but making an exception for beer and hard liquor,” said Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, a nonpartisan watchdog group.

Bartender! Over here, please!

HT: Club for Growth