These are the words of a man who should be (Vice) President
Last week Charles Krauthammer wrote a column that I consider one of his best in quite a while, titled “The case against re-election.” In it, he examined Obama’s failed programs and legislation and the potential campaign strategy for Mitt Romney. Krauthammer’s most important point focused on how important it is for Mitt Romney – and now Paul Ryan – to campaign against Obama on ideological | Read More »
To grab or not to grab … guns? That is the question.
This morning a friend sent me an article about the Sikh Temple murders in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. The article describes how the president of the temple attempted to fight back against the murderer – with a butter knife. On Sunday, he died standing up to the horror of a gunman’s attack on his house of worship in the Milwaukee suburb of Oak Creek. Kaleka, 65, managed | Read More »
The Department of Labor’s attempt to cover for Obama
What happens when you combine the Budget Control Act of 2011 with huge mandatory cuts in the defense budget? Lots of layoffs and unemployment, that’s what. And what happens – or is supposed to happen – when mass layoffs occur? According to the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act, there is supposed to be a 60-day notice of the impending layoffs. And | Read More »
Holder’s Contempt Citation Could Give New Meaning to “House Arrest”
I’ll give you two disclaimers here: 1) I am nowhere near as well-versed on the Fast & Furious events as folks here like Moe & Jeff, so this piece won’t help anyone understand the events behind that, and 2) I Am Not A Lawyer…and there’s a lot of lawyerly stuff here. With that out of the way … when the Holder contempt of Congress vote | Read More »
Overcoming Evil With Good
Five years ago I joined Redstate as one of the most fire-breathing conservative commenters here. I could see the Leftist train coming down the tracks as the Iraq war dragged on, with no signs of an end and George W Bush squarely in the sights (oops, did I say that?) of the Left. It made me angry, and I was bound and determined to fight | Read More »
“It’s pretty clear Governor Romney is going to be the nominee.”
Yesterday, Governor Romney swept all five primaries, including Delaware, which was Newt Gingrich’s last best hope for continuing his campaign – and in Delaware, he got stomped. Today, Gingrich announced that he is ending his campaign for the Presidential nomination. In his announcement, Newt had some pretty interesting things to say – things that we all should be paying close attention to. From the CBS | Read More »
Liberals, conservatives, values and how we perceive each other
Another day, another book I need to buy and hopefully read some day. In the March 21st NYT, Nicholas Kristof reviews a new book: ”The Righteous Mind”. In it, author Jonathan Haidt discusses some original research that investigates some key values held by conservatives and liberals – and how these two groups perceive each other on these values. I have long been interested in why | Read More »
Your Offensive Obama Oil Policy Infographics of the Day
If you’re looking for a single picture that captures the salient points of President Barack Obama’s oil policy, here it is. Courtesy of the Republican Study Committee: This was timely, given Steve Maley’s excellent posting yesterday on the “10 Ways Obama Could Reduce Gas Prices Now“.
Mitt Romney gets a not-so-warm welcome at the Daytona 500
It’s a sure sign of spring: the Sprint Cup NASCAR season starts today with the Daytona 500 (provided it stops raining…). And the two top contenders for the GOP Presidential nomination are there – Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are pressing the flesh at the track. At first glance it would seem like a pretty odd place for two Northeastern big government conservatives to hang | Read More »
Today our pastor preached on “Jesus and Politics”. The sermon was centered on Mark 12:13-17. For those of us who are Christians and tend to get overly focused on politics, this is a message worth hearing. Pastor Darrin Patrick is a superb preacher, and this message is one of the best I’ve heard him deliver. Listen to it. Pray about it.
Politics As Entertainment, Endless GOP Debates Edition
Our politics, religion, news, athletics, education and commerce have been transformed into congenial adjuncts of show business, largely without protest or even much popular notice. The result is that we are a people on the verge of amusing ourselves to death. Neil Postman, “Amusing Ourselves to Death” We live in an entertainment culture. The lives of many in this country revolve around the consumption of | Read More »
Tuesday night open thread
Leon’s OT from yesterday went to good use, so I’l start up another one tonight. One little story I found amusing: apparently, voters in the city of Los Angeles will be asked to vote on whether porn stars should be using condoms. To be blunt, I don’t know why I’d care if porn stars give each other diseases that would undoubtedly prevent them from “plying | Read More »
The Façade in DC
In the Old West, buildings were often built with “false fronts”, or façades, that hid the fact that the actual building behind them was much less than it appeared on the surface. The word “façade” is defined as “a superficial appearance or illusion of something”. Now many are probably not aware that the White House in DC has a façade. But it’s not in front | Read More »
It’s Christmas eve. Time to put away politics for the day.
Well, I’m sufficiently disgusted by the developments in the Virginia primary. That’s about all I’ve seen in my email and on Redstate today. But today is December 24th – Christmas Eve. And it’s time for me to put an end to the day’s ruminations about politics and start thinking about what tonight and tomorrow should be all about: the birth of our Savior. There was | Read More »
A great gift idea for that special someone in your life
But alas – unfortunately, you won’t be able to buy this one for Christmas this year. It seems that the latest in the Tom Clancy Rainbow Six series may have adopted a new villain: Occupy Wall Street. MRC TV has the story here. Now I’m not all that convinced that it’s OWS that they’re going after – I don’t see any stringy hair or torn | Read More »
“It was like the turkeys mounted a counterattack”
Hey, look: It’s THANKSGIVING!! And of course that brings … the annual “WKRP Turkey Drop Open Thread” “With God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly” (You can watch the entire episode on Hulu) Happy Thanksgiving, my friends. Enjoy the day, and give thanks to God today for the many blessings in your lives. (Oh, and this is an open thread. Talk amongst yourselves…)
Ode to #OWS
This one’s been making the rounds of late, and it just found my inbox this morning. This is a poem that appears to have been originally published back in the late 1940s, and according to the document, was placed in the Congressional Record by GOP Representative Clarence J. Brown of Ohio. One might think it a fake, considering how eerily accurately it describes the current | Read More »
Occupy “movement” criminals depicted as “fringe”. Really?
This evening, USA Today published a story describing the law-breaking participants in the “Occupy movement” as a “violent fringe”. But how can a movement whose entire existence is predicated upon breaking the law be anything but criminal and destined to incite violence? The mere concept of this “occupation” promotes the idea that the occupiers would perpetrate an act that is bound to break multiple laws | Read More »
It’s the End of the Word As We Know It (Again)
Today is Do-Over Day for Harold Camping and his EOTW prediction. Yes, kids, today’s the day that The Big One will occur and the world will come to an end. And I forgot to take a vacation day today. So, here’s an open thread for you to mull over what you should be doing on this, your last day on Earth. I have some work | Read More »
This Primary Season Is All About Not Romney
Every week brings another controversy or another debate – and another Republican POTUS front-runner. And once again, the GOP base continues its eternal (and fruitless) search for the Perfect Conservative. Each time a candidate peaks, they stick their foot in their mouth or some issue about their past pops up and they drop in the polls in favor of the next flavor of the month. | Read More »