Marita Noon: Another domino falls in the anti-fossil fuel movement’s crusade
This inaccurate definition allows for the recent spate of minor tremors to be blamed on “fracking,” when, in fact, if they are the result of oil-and-gas activity, they are reportedly caused by injection wells—which “inject” water that comes up as part of the drilling process, into wells miles below the surface. Injection wells, which may be far from the drilling site, can be used whether or not the well is stimulated using hydraulic fracturing. The U.S. Geological Survey study states: “Hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as ‘fracking,’ does not appear to be linked to the increased rate of magnitude 3 and larger earthquakes.” Yet, anti-fossil fuel groups continue to scare the public with such claims.
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The Strange Affinity of the Political Left for Islam
. . . why are many liberals and other Leftists either sympathetic to Islam (especially the militant kind) or at least in favor of appeasement? There seems to be little or no similarity between Islamic beliefs and the beliefs of most people on the Left. Perhaps it is because of the old adage “the enemy of my enemy is my friend.”
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Memorial Day, 2015
Like many others, I’ve been reflecting this Memorial Day weekend on the countless men and women who have given their lives for this country and the ideals upon which it was founded. I have thought about so many brave Americans who didn’t hesitate to throw themselves into harms way when called, and who breathed their last breath in lands far from home. I’ve thought much | Read More »
Is the NSA Really “Spying” On Us?
There is a huge hullabaloo brewing over the Patriot Act, specifically Section 215, and its reauthorization. The program of collecting metadata from Internet and other communication sources is set to expire on May 31st and Congress must make a decision soon about whether to continue, cease, or alter the program. First made public by Edward Snowden, this is an NSA program that collects bulk data | Read More »
Is Rush Limbaugh a RINO?
In this writer’s view, the biggest problem conservative voters face is betrayal by candidates who lie about what they will do if elected, those who promise sunshine but deliver moonshine. Because the United States leans conservative, RINO conservative poseurs have the greatest need to lie in order to win elections. But many do not seem to agree. On April 14, Rush Limbaugh effusively praised an egregious phony, | Read More »
It’s Not Kosher: Z Street vs the IRS
The recent Z Street Case against the IRS before the D.C. Court of Appeals is a notable example of egregious behavior by IRS employees. Z Street is a group that was created in order to educate “the public about Zionism; about the facts relating to the Middle East and to the existence of Israel as a Jewish State; and about Israel’s right to refuse to | Read More »
The Battle of Ramadi
In April and May 2004, the 4th Marines—the very same units that stormed the beach at Iwo Jima—took heavy losses while engaging insurgents loyal to Saddam Hussein’s Baath Party in heavy fighting for the city of Ramadi. USA Today posted this report, On April 6, Lance Cpl. Deshon Otey, 24, of Hardin, Ky., was the sole survivor of an attack on his Humvee that killed seven | Read More »
It’s Time to Re-Evaluate the “Patriot Act”
On February 28, 1933, in the aftermath of the burning of the Reichstag, Paul Von Hindenburg, President of the Weimar Republic, signed a decree “for the protection of the people and the State.” It stated: “Restrictions on personal liberty, on the right of free expression of opinion, including freedom of the press; on the rights of assembly and association; and violations of the privacy of | Read More »
If Monopolies are Bad, Why are Unions Good?
One of the biggest suggestions by those on the Left for decreasing income inequality and “restoring the middle class” is increased unionization of the workforce. Bernie Sanders has made this an important cog of his campaign and others on the Left are writing articles which show that income inequality increased in America as the power of unions declined. In 1973, almost 25% of the private | Read More »
Jeb’s Iraq Fumble
Jeb Bush’s recent fumble of Meghan Kelly’s query of whether, “knowing what was known at the time, would you have invaded Iraq” was discouraging for the content – “yes”, “I didn’t understand the question”, “I love my brother” – but more for his failure to preempt the obvious line of eventual Democratic attack with a concise, but complete policy statement. What would that look like? | Read More »
Outrageous Assault On Freedom Of Press Taking Place In Bloomington, IL
Nora Dukowitz On Friday Nora Dukowitz, the Communications Director for the city of Bloomington, IL had a local talk radio reporter Josh “Fistbump” Schmidgall served with a Restraining Order and is attempting to keep him and his employer The Cities 92.9 FM from asking questions of Ms. Dukowitz and the city. Schimdgall and The Cities 92.9 have been attempting to get Ms. Dukowitz | Read More »
America’s Need for Political Intervention
Political dishonesty is all the rage among incumbent politicians and candidates seeking office today. Perhaps we should just call it dishonesty since the lines distinguishing politicians, special interest groups, and the media are difficult to discern. In this fast-paced age of media sound bytes, it is tough for Americans to separate fact from fiction based upon political rhetoric and biased media reporting. It is no | Read More »
How Your U.S. Senator Voted on Fast-Tracking ObamaTrade
Yesterday, the Senate granted TPA (trade promotion authority, also known as “fast-track”) to President Obama in order to negotiate the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership). The TPP has been dubbed in conservative circles as “ObamaTrade,” due to the nature of how the final deal will come about. The parameters of the deal have been secret so far. Maybe there are provisions they don’t want the public to see? | Read More »
American Political Dynasties: A (Somewhat) Humorous Look
For a country that broke free of the British Empire ruled over by despotic kings and queens based on ancestry, we sure do love political dynasties in this country. Follow me on this mythical political trek into the future. In 2016, in an election where the people were asked to decide between the lesser of two evils, Hillary Clinton narrowly defeats former Florida Governor Jeb | Read More »
Let’s All Cast The First Stone
I wrote a post about Josh Duggar on my personal blog, which seems to have gone viral. I didn’t post it on RedState because the topic wasn’t really something that RS’ers deal with. But this post is more about our culture and Christianity. So here it is. It is dismaying and disturbing how many Christians are crying for Josh Duggar’s scalp. I can understand non-Christians craving | Read More »