Congressman-Elect Mick Mulvaney – “Democrats confused”
I recently had the opportunity to interview Congressman-Elect Mick Mulvaney of South Carolina’s 5th District about his impending transition to Capitol Hill. We had a great discussion ranging from Paul Ryan’s “Roadmap” to the Democrats’ apparent confusion or perhaps indifference to the mid-term elections as evidenced in their recent attempt to push a 1.1 trillion dollar Omnibus through a lame duck congress. Mulvaney is a | Read More »
“The System Worked”: Man Boards Plane with Loaded Gun
Some moments have come to define this administration’s level of incompetence and detachment from reality. For Janet Napolitano of Homeland Security, the defining moment is when she claimed “the system worked” shortly after a man came within seconds of blowing up a commercial airliner having only been narrowly thwarted by other passengers. She soon retracted her statement, however the damage had essentially been done. Coming | Read More »
Obama is Failing: Does This Mean We’re Not Racist?
At 39 percent, President Obama’s approval rating now equals his all time low from two years ago, with 63 percent of those polled defining him as a “weak leader.” Let me be clear: This president is failing. The biggest hit was among Democrats, who dropped from 82 percent to 73 percent as a result of negotiations with Republicans over the tax deal. That’s right; the Democrat | Read More »
In a stunning defeat for President Obama, a Virginia judge has declared parts of the Health Care Reform bill to be unconstitutional. As we digest the opinion we will post more information, until then consider this an open thread.
When is a Compromise not a Compromise?
As Daniel Mitchell from Cato notes, there is a lot to love and a lot to hate about the deal that was worked out to extend the current tax rates. The quick rundown is, no one’s taxes are going up (Good), unless you’re dead (Bad) and its temporary nature will make it more of a depression protection as opposed to an economic boost (Ugly). Of | Read More »
I have grown weary of hearing the calls for bi-partisanship. The calls for “reaching across the aisle” and “bucking your party.” And yes, I’m even tired of that sacred word that hushes the most stubborn of partisans: Compromise. Compromise in terms of leadership or lack thereof. Compromise with ulterior motives and double-speak. Compromise that hurts our country, indeed our world. To some this is counter-intuitive | Read More »
The FDA in bed with Big Business
You probably remember the fanatical fear that gripped the nation these last few years in response to a few factories with tainted peanut butter. You may also remember the national panic when spinach was a killer stalking grocery stores across the country. These types of events are notorious for being blown out of proportion by the national media & being chaotic by virtue of bureaucratic | Read More »
TSA – You don’t HAVE to fly
This is an only mildly exaggerated run down of the latest in cutting edge security techniques from the TSA: . Click through for a disturbing “post-pat down” photo.
The Battle for America begins in 20 Days
However, the movie is already out: In Generation Zero, Citizens United & Director Stephen Bannon laid out the crimes. In Fire from the Heartland they observed the heroes. The third film of this stylized trilogy is the final act and we are all in it. The Battle for America wasn’t specifically written for politicos like you and me. It was developed with the sideliners in | Read More »
Every age seeks visionaries to leave, in the wake of their genius, a changed world – but rarely are they found without a few strikeout also-rans getting a crack first. In 2008, millions of Americans thought they had found the real thing. Over the subsequent two years the nation moved inexorably – though rarely without battle – toward European-style socialism. Through the warring perspectives of | Read More »
Mick Mulvaney Money Bomb!
39 Seats in 39 days. Mulvaney is looking to raise $39k. You may remember Mick Mulvaney from my interview with him earlier this year. He’s a conservative, endorsed by the likes of Freedomworks, Mitt Romney & of course fellow South Carolinian Sen. Jim Demint. He’s running against 14 term incumbent and Democrat John Spratt. Spratt is the House Budget Committee Chairman. The House Budget Committee | Read More »
Fire from the Heartland
The conservative woman is at the same time underestimated and misunderstood by the national media and leftists in general. Often, liberals will poke fun at the conservative woman, whom they believe has resigned herself to subservience to the patriarchal dreams of conservative men. At the RedState Gathering in Austin, TX this past weekend, I had the opportunity to view a fascinating film. “Fire From the Heartland” is | Read More »
Definition of Social Justice
And before the protestor finds this post and says “Hey! I never said FORCED!!” I’d like to know…is there some other way he intends on separating me from my hard earned cash? There’s a plethora of fantastic charities in this world that I love to give to. If the Social Justice movement’s plan is to provide charity via the government and expect me to dole | Read More »
Keith says “Ground Zero Mosque is not an insult to victims”
Keith Olbermann has a message for Muslims in America. A warning if you will. Put plainly, he says “stay out” and “go away.” He tells them “If you know what’s best for you, don’t come here.” Has he become a bigot? An anti-mulsim? Or has the laughable caricature that is the host of “Countdown” on MSNBC simply lost his mind? In truth, Olbermann’s warning | Read More »
Evil Andy Griffith handles Suspicious Packages
Ben Howe is the host of “Renewing America with Ben Howe” aired weekly on Tuesday nights at 9 pm on Blogtalk Radio. Ever notice how Obama’s cute little anecdotes are nothing more than attempts to paint his opposition as bumbling idiots who he’s gracious enough to provide wisdom to? In an alternate reality one could see him walking down to the pond carrying his fishing | Read More »
New Black Market Emerges in New York City: Police Powerless
Ben Howe is the host of “Renewing America with Ben Howe” aired weekly on Tuesday nights at 9 pm on Blogtalk Radio. In the words of Governor Chris Christie, the press is “Thin Skinned” and this has never been truer as the press falls all over themselves in dismay because of Governor Palin’s remarks about the inner workings of Barack Obama’s man parts. Apparently there | Read More »
Put down the signs
As our country spiraled into a black hole of debt and entitlements, I found myself puzzled that the free market of ideas hadn’t responded how I had hoped it would. Just as nature abhors a vacuum, society normally finds a bright light to fill the void in times of crisis. George Washington in the Revolution, Martin Luther King in the 60′s, Reagan in the 80′s | Read More »
“But you’re against killing babies….right?”
Ben Howe is the host of “Renewing America with Ben Howe” aired weekly on Saturday nights at 9 pm on Blogtalk Radio. As the tea party undergoes newly found status as a racist organization by the NAACP, some, including myself, have noted that there is a little less outrage regarding the New Black Panthers (NBP) and specifically their Philadelphia Chairman’s thoughts on the maternal rights | Read More »
Disassembling Jon Stewart (and David Axelrod)
Ben Howe is the host of “Renewing America with Ben Howe” aired weekly on Saturday nights at 9 pm on Blogtalk Radio. Jon Stewart has been a leader of moderate (read: liberal) thought for going on a decade now. Anytime he’s challenged on this, he falls back on the tired mantra that he’s “merely a comedian.” Well for better or worse, his “merely a comedian” | Read More »
Trent Lott…er…Kay Hagan must go.
[from the diaries by haystack...this right here is some good stuff...] Trent Lott Kay Hagan either meant what he she said, or he she didn’t. In either case, if Lott Hagan does not resign voluntarily as Senate majority leader from the Senate Armed Services Committee, his her Republican Democratic colleagues should fire him her. At the 100th birthday party for retiring Sen. Strom Thurmond on Dec. 5, Lott discovery that Senator Robert | Read More »