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    Could THIS be the real reason Donald Trump chickened out on the Iowa debate?

    Could THIS be the real reason Donald Trump chickened out on the Iowa debate?

    One of the main reasons that Donald Trump supporters cling to him is his alleged support for deporting illegal aliens and building The Wall.  Some, including myself, have asserted for months that his opposition to illegal immigration is bogus, and if it comes down to illegals or profit, he’ll take the latter.  Supposedly Trump dropped out of the Iowa debate because he didn’t like Megyn | Read More »

    This university president “tells it like it is” about Donald Trump

    This university president "tells it like it is" about Donald Trump

    Remember Dr. Everett Piper?  He’s the guy who wrote the “This Is Not A Daycare” memo following the rash of university student protests and whining about “being offended” and “trigger warnings” and other idiocy.  So he’s not exactly a foreigner to the idea of how “political correctness” works and doesn’t work.  And as an expert in this area, it also makes him well-qualified to speak | Read More »

    Why, all of a sudden, is Bernie Sanders the Left’s New Bright, Shiny Object?

    Why, all of a sudden, is Bernie Sanders the Left's New Bright, Shiny Object?

    “How the heck do I know?” A year or two ago, if you had told me Bernie Sanders – the Socialist – would be leading the Democrat primary polling in at least 2 states and, in many states, making a better showing against GOP candidates than Hillary, I would have told you you are smoking crack.  But here we are.  Why, in 2016, is Bernie | Read More »

    Why I Will Not Vote for Donald Trump in the primary, the General Election, or in a race for dogcatcher

    Why I Will Not Vote for Donald Trump in the primary, the General Election, or in a race for dogcatcher

    It is no secret that I am not a Donald Trump fan. That is an understatement. From the first days that he began his “campaign”, he has demonstrated that he is not deserving to serve as President or anything else.  His demeanor is repulsive, his positions are nonexistent, except for his distaste for Mexico, and his policy positions (oh wait, I should use the singular | Read More »

    In Which Jim Galloway Needs To Learn The Google

    In Which Jim Galloway Needs To Learn The Google

    This afternoon, our fearless leader, Erick Erickson, appeared at the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission’s National Conference.  Erick was a part of a panel discussion hosted by Russell Moore, the president of the ERLC (and author of what appears to be an excellent new book titled “Onward: Engaging the Culture Without Losing the Gospel”).  Moore asked Erick: “Would you agree that the culture wars are | Read More »

    Mitch McConnell Must Never Be Elected Again

    Mitch McConnell Must Never Be Elected Again

    Let me prefix my next few sentences by pointing out: I am not the executive editor of Redstate and I cannot unilaterally set or change policy for this site.  So what I write here is simply my own personal opinion and not necessarily that of this station or its leadership. After today’s latest episode of McConnell-sponsored GOP Failure Theater, there is only one conclusion to | Read More »

    WHINOs, RINOs, Donald Trump, Bright, Shiny Objects, and The Intervention.

    WHINOs, RINOs, Donald Trump, Bright, Shiny Objects, and The Intervention.

    In the tech industry, many of us refer to a lot of the new technologies that come down the line as “bright, shiny objects” – things that tech people look at that are new and potentially interesting but rarely turn out to be anything other than an attention-grabber and a distraction from more important things.  Applied to the election season, this should sound familiar.  But | Read More »

    Jeb Bush and the Wisdom of Neal Boortz

    Jeb Bush and the Wisdom of Neal Boortz

    Neal Boortz is a now-retired talk show host from Erick’s own WSB in Atlanta.  Boortz is a self-declared libertarian, and as such, I’m not a big fan of some of his positions.  But while listening to Erick’s show this afternoon, I heard Boortz’s daily commentary, an today’s topic was Jeb Bush.  When I heard it, I thought “YEAH, he has it right”.  Now I’m no | Read More »

    Replace John Boehner as House Speaker

    Replace John Boehner as House Speaker

    As my colleague streiff wrote a while ago, (alleged) Republican Speaker of the House just pushed through a “clean” bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security and funded Barack Obama’s plan to grant amnesty to millions of illegals.  Boehner has once again flipped the bird to the conservative base and shown his cowardice in the face of the Democrat meanies who threaten to throw | Read More »

    “A Tree and Its Fruit”, Gov. Scott Walker and Barack Obama’s Faith

    "A Tree and Its Fruit", Gov. Scott Walker and Barack Obama's Faith

    There’s been yet another stink in the left-wing press about Gov. Scott Walker and his reluctance to give the “right” answer to their bear-trap-oriented questions.  When asked if Barack Obama is a Christian, Walker responded “I don’t know.”  But THEN he also responded: “I’ve actually never talked about it or I haven’t read about that,” Walker said, his voice calm and firm. “I’ve never asked | Read More »

    I’m done with the Super Bowl. The leftists have won.

    I'm done with the Super Bowl.  The leftists have won.

    There are a lot of folks who watch the Super Bowl for the experience and could care less who wins the game. It’s about the party, the time with friends and family, and just to have fun.  Super Bowl 49 (or whatever the Roman numerals are) slammed the brakes on that experience and brought it to a screeching halt. The TV ads are one of | Read More »

    Oxford University Press demonstrates the polar opposite of “provocative”

    Oxford University Press demonstrates the polar opposite of "provocative"

    A couple of days ago I described how I thought that avoiding publishing the Charlie Hebdo “satirical” comics would adhere to the Biblical principle illustrated by the Golden Rule, as such an act would be overly provocative and done primarily to tick off the Muslims.  But now we see the other end of the spectrum, courtesy the hyper-sensitive folks at the Oxford University Press.  Not | Read More »

    Posting The Cartoons – an alternate PoV

    Posting The Cartoons - an alternate PoV

    First, let me say: I do not post this to condemn anyone who supports publishing the “Charlie Hebdo” cartoons or any other illustrations showing and/or mocking Islam’s Prophet Mohammed.  This country has the right of freedom of speech/expression, and I do not support restrictions on it, nor do I criticize those who choose to exercise it. That said…  My initial inclination after the murders of | Read More »

    Reacting to killing

    Reacting to killing

    I hate Twitter, mostly for politics. I use it for work, for which it is quite useful. But for discourse about controversial topics, it is a horrid medium. And with the deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, Twitter and other outlets such as blog comments have again shown themselves to be atrocious places to converse about such events. There has | Read More »

    My Idea For A New Ad Campaign: “THANK GOD They Don’t Vote!”

    My Idea For A New Ad Campaign:  "THANK GOD They Don't Vote!"

    It came to my attention today that the folks at “Rock The Vote” have started a new ad campaign that consists of clips supposedly showing how us old folks (I’m 53, by the way) think and how horrible it is that we actually get to vote.  They are trying to get that vaunted “youth vote” to show up and cancel out us old codgers that | Read More »