If there were any liberal Democrats in the crowd that filled Bally’s Convention Center in Las Vegas two weeks ago, they kept a very low profile. Because from the opening bell, the 2,000-plus people attending this year’s FreedomFest made it clear what they wanted: less government, less spending, lower taxes, fewer bureaucrats and no deficits. And they also want every incumbent running for office defeated this year ... with the possible exception of Ron Paul.
Government Security News reports that "the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is now interested in acquiring portable versions of [advanced imaging technology (AIT) systems] which could be transported anywhere to quickly establish ‘high throughput security checkpoints.'" Translation: the vile scanners at airports that allow screeners to peer through our clothing at our bare bodies aren't staying in airports.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius promised, "The U.S. government plans to increase funding to battle obesity and views healthcare reform as an opportunity to encourage better eating habits." Rather than spending money and attacking the food industry, the secretary and others concerned with the health of Americans ought to go after the U.S. Congress. Let's look at it.