Remember the “reset button” – Russian hackers sure do, they’re using it

    So it’s worse than previously believed and relayed to the American public.  Ha! Believed by whom.  Today’s New York Times, amid other media, published a story that Russian hackers read White House unclassified emails, and that the Administration’s senior officials were so flummoxed, that for several weeks, they met on a daily basis rather than use any electronic media.  The hackers gained entrance to the | Read More »

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership and Politics

    There is a very strange dynamic building in Congress regarding the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) which is creating an alignment between liberal Democrats and some of the more conservative members of the GOP.  One can safely say that when a former Congresswoman like Michelle Bachmann joins a socialist Democrat like Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Rosa DeLauro16%House Democrat Average39See Full Scorecard16%, there is something interesting going on here.  Like | Read More »

    Doctors will be made to care

    You may have heard of the recent changes to the medical school admissions test, the MCAT, if you read it in this WSJ article. In cooperation with the American Association of Medical Colleges, the Khan Academy has published a helpful series of videos to help with preparation for this exam: “This collection is being developed for the revised MCAT® exam that will first be administered | Read More »

    The Culture War Isn’t About You

    The Culture War Isn't About You

    A gay activist challenged me if I would have dinner with Hitler, to justify their excoriating gay businessmen Ian Reisner and Mati Weiderpass for simply hosting a party for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. Ted Cruz95%Senate Republican Average29See Full Scorecard95%.  They are asking the wrong question.  But to answer, yes.  Yes, I would have dinner with Hitler, if it gave me an opportunity to share the Truth with him–not | Read More »

    Gaystapo Takes No Prisoners: GoFundMe Torpedoes Sweet Cakes

    Gaystapo Takes No Prisoners:  GoFundMe Torpedoes Sweet Cakes

    The LGBT-Gestapo adapts rather quickly.  After Memories Pizza raised $842,432 in just a few days, and Arlene’s Flowers raised over $173 thousand on GoFundMe, the Gaystapo couldn’t let Aaron and Melissa Klein, owners of the now-shuttered Sweet Cakes by Melissa, use that fundraising platform. A GoFundMe account was established for the Kleins, and raised over $6,000, until the website took it down. The website GoFundMe | Read More »

    March for Marriage 2015 is Today!

    In light of everything that has been going on lately with the SSM Social Justice Warrior activism, the March for Marriage going on today is a refreshing opportunity to stand in support for protecting and preserving traditional marriage in American society.  With the upcoming SCOTUS case pertaining to SSM, this is a wonderful chance for those who support traditional values to make their voices heard! | Read More »

    If It Isn’t America First What Is It?

    The very words “America First” have gained a social stigma accorded few things in American History; things such as “McCarthyism,” or “America for Americans,” or “Reverse Discrimination.”  These words that have been made politically incorrect by the media wing of the Progressive Republocrat Party. The original America First Committee was painted with the broad brush of anti-Americanism for opposing America’s entrance into WW II.  The | Read More »

    Our first rodeo?

    The one thing we Republicans have in common with Canadians is that we are great at complaining but not so great at doing anything about our plight. The latest complaint is over Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. Mitch McConnell67%Senate Republican Average29See Full Scorecard67% and a gaggle of other Senators voting for Loretta Lynch. Look, my fellow conservatives, we voted these charlatans back into office. Did we not know | Read More »

    A Change of Face in Georgia

    Full disclosure: I’ve not been fond of Nathan Deal for a few years now.  My chagrin began when he started the cluster-[CENSORED] that is the Georgia University system consolidation.  It took a bunch of colleges and merged them, which has improved nothing and has led to more than a few problems, but I digress.  Short version: when I voted in the last election, it was | Read More »

    States Tackle Lawsuit Reform as a Way Toward a Stronger Economy

    States Tackle Lawsuit Reform as a Way Toward a Stronger Economy

    At least 22 state legislatures are considering lawsuit reform this session. As states struggle to reemerge from weak economies, lawsuit reform can be the extra boost needed to lift economies out of their slug. Fortune 500 companies continue to rate lawsuit reform as a top consideration when deciding where to do business and whether to expand operations in a state. It was the reason Toyota | Read More »

    The GOP Senate Caves Again and Calls It a Victory

    Senate Republicans are really proud of themselves today: They got the Democrats to accept the human-trafficking bill after weeks of filibustering it, without removing the language banning abortion funding—a rule that had been around for 39 years.   All the Republicans had to do was move forward on the Loretta Lynch nomination, which McConnell had blocked until the Dems ended their filibuster. They confirmed her | Read More »

    Gay Marriage: The Left’s Pink Herring

    Gay Marriage: The Left's Pink Herring

    Let’s review: Domestically the federal government has accelerated its death march towards insolvency through profligate spending, uncontrolled borrowing and monetary digitization. Nobody … nobody can persuasively explain how the existing entitlement programs will be sustained two or three decades out. One such program, Obamacare, is only now emerging from its protective cocoon of delay and obfuscation to reveal itself more disastrous, by orders of magnitude, than even its worst | Read More »

    Harry Reid in a Skirt

    Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. Mitch McConnell67%Senate Republican Average29See Full Scorecard67% and his leadership team put a big, fat knife in the back of gun owners in connection with the confirmation of anti-gun loon Loretta Lynch to be Attorney General. As you may know, over 40 senators had announced their intention to vote against Lynch’s nomination. As you may also know, pro-gun senators were filibustering Lynch. And conservatives | Read More »

    Hillary Blaming It All On Bill?

    Hillary Blaming It All On Bill?

    Jonathan Chait has joined the liberal choir experiencing buyers remorse for Hillary Rodham Clinton.  Maureen Dowd of the New York Times previously fired two bullets (here and here) at Hillary, first comparing her to Nixon (leading to the affectionate nickname “Grandma Nixon”), then encouraging her to run like a Tumblr Chick (I doubt Hillary has ever visited the site), or as Tina Fey’s “Bitch is | Read More »

    Frat boys spit on, throw beer bottles at wounded warriors

    Once again, a fraternity group appears to have embarrassed itself with lewd and hateful behavior. This time, members of a fraternity were observed spitting on and throwing beer bottles at wounded warriors on a retreat in Florida. Fox News reports: Investigations have been launched at two universities over accusations that fraternity members taunted wounded war heroes, urinated on an American flag, and spit on a | Read More »

    Corporate Personhood: Standing Between Capitalism and Socialism

    If you really want to get a liberal to react like a dysfunctional fembot in the Austen Powers movies , just mention Citizens United.  If you want their heads to explode, tell them that corporations are persons.  This is one thing that really upsets them and recently the $2.5 billion presidential wannabe, Hillary Clinton, mentioned it as one of the four things why she is running | Read More »

    Paging Mr. Deace; Mr. Steve Deace

    Well, Steve Deace has done it again. Clearly the guy has no equal when it comes to his transparency of bias against the potential candidacy of one Ben Carson. When it comes to writing of Carson, apparently Deace cannot see ‘the forest of common sense through the trees’. Let’s just take the following words from Deace’s current hit piece against the doctor to make my | Read More »

    What do we need them for?

    To be honest I dislike Rinos even more than I dislike liberals. At least liberals are honest about who they are. Rinos lie to us and then attack us when we call them on their B. S. Today Loretta Lynch was confirmed. It was the usual suspects in our “party” who jumped ship. The MO is always the same. First the tough talk Kabuki theater. | Read More »

    The Coronation Will Be Ruined, Again

    In early 2008 Hillary Clinton was the shoe-in to be the Democrat Party Presidential nominee and was destined to go on to become President of the United States. It was to be a coronation. That was ruined by one Barack Obama. Now we are in the early stages of the 2016 presidential cycle, and things are repeating themselves for the Clinton’s. Hillary is supposed to | Read More »

    Ready for Carly

    In the 2016 presidential election the Democrats are betting everything on one candidate whose only real selling point is that she is a woman. The crowded Republican field which will dominate national politics for the next 19 months solved its ideological, ethnic, generational, and geographic diversity problems, but the gender problem remained. Enter the antidote – Carly Fiorina. The advantages: – Fiorina is not the Party’s spokesman, and in all likelihood will not be. She can | Read More »

    Stop Me Before I Vote Again

    Hillary Clinton has been calling for sweeping changes in the way that private citizens choose to get involved in the political process. Yes, I know, the term is “campaign finance reform.” She went so far as to say that she’d be willing to support a Constitutional amendment to “reform” the way voters spend their money in political campaigns. She’s not the only Democrat who feels | Read More »

    The Armenian Genocide In Photos

    Via The Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute: “What is the Armenian Genocide? The extermination of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire and the surrounding regions during 1915-1923 is called the Armenian Genocide. Those massacres were masterminded and perpetrated by the government of Young Turks and were later finalized by the Kemalist government. The First World War gave the Young Turks the opportunity to settle accounts with Armenians living | Read More »

    What Good Are Principles If You Won’t Stick To Them?

    Last November, the people of Georgia State House district 102 reelected me to a third term. A few weeks ago my 5th Legislative session ended. During the past five years as an Elected Official, I’ve learned a lot – not just about the legislative process – but about what makes a good Legislator. I still believe people run for office out of a genuine desire | Read More »

    Follow the Money: Earth Day 2015

    Follow the Money: Earth Day 2015

    Forty-five years ago, 22 million Americans celebrated clean air, clean water and a clean environment on the very first Earth Day.  The day itself was created by Republican (gasp) President Richard Nixon.  He signed the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requiring all federal agencies to prepare environmental impact statements and commemorated the very first Earth Day on April 22, 1970.  The history books gloss over | Read More »

    MSNBC: “Taxes for Thee, Not for Me”

    MSNBC:  "Taxes for Thee, Not for Me"

    “Taxes for thee, but not for me” is the liberal mantra.  The celebrity-worshipping elite Left exalts the “middle-class” while not deigning to join it, and certainly doesn’t lower itself to such plebeian pursuits as paying taxes. While Melissa Harris-Perry laments the plight of inner-city black women (and beclowns herself by asking Eric Holder to “quack for us”), she also accumulates quite a lot of loot | Read More »

    Shakedown 101: The Campus Speaking Tour of a Convicted Fraudster

    For most institutions, you would think that inviting a speaker who was found guilty of “egregious fraud” probably isn’t a good idea. Yet it seems that never occurred to anyone at Harvard Law’s Institute for Global Law and Policy, nor at Georgetown’s Center for Latin American Studies. The speaker in question is Steven Donziger, the controversial lawyer at the center of a $9.5 billion case | Read More »

    Presidential Candidates not addressing the rise of the machines

    Economists point out that we are in the midst of the third industrial revolution thanks to rapid advances in digital technology that will transform the world economy and create a new class of workers. Yet despite the potentially devastating economic consequences to follow for workers left out of this revolution, no presidential candidate is talking about this. The revolution has already happened to an extent. | Read More »

    The Supreme Court, Gay Marriage and History

    In my previous entry, I noted that “why” gay marriage should be “the law of the land” is vitally important.  This writer has no idea how the Court will rule, although many feel that it is a foregone conclusion.  There are some considerations that give me pause to reach that conclusion.  It will be interesting to see if these issues enter oral argument at any | Read More »

    seriously we arent going to call out McConnell on this

    WASHINGTON, April 22 (UPI) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., introduced a bill Tuesday to extend the controversial Patriot Act and its surveillance provisions until 2020. The extension would allow the National Security Agency to continue to collect data of millions on U.S. phone records daily. The NSA does so under the authority of Section 215, which allows for secret court orders to collect | Read More »

    On Foriegn Policy, Rand Paul’s plan is more ‘leading from behind’… Just without the leading part & more ‘behind’…

    There are few things more absurd, than watching Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. Rand Paul93%Senate Republican Average29See Full Scorecard93% try to pretend he’s a Republican while simultaneously lambasting the party base for not being more liberal on foreign affairs. But today’s press reveals just such a thing: Rand ‘daddy’s boy’ Paul claiming that foreign-policy-hawks are water-boys for the Obama agenda…. Why? Because, at the end of the day, | Read More »

    IRS Complains About Budget Cuts, But It Cut Its Own Customer Service Budget

    Earlier this year, John Koskinen, the IRS Commissioner, complained about the IRS budget given to him by Congress. It was reduced by nearly $350 million for this fiscal year. Commissioner Koskinen claimed the “agency’s $10.9 billion budget is its lowest since 2008. When adjusted for inflation, the budget hasn’t been this low since 1998.” Due to budget cuts, the IRS warned that customer service would | Read More »

    Marchant Steps Up to End Crony Corporate Wind Power Giveaway

    Marchant Steps Up to End Crony Corporate Wind Power Giveaway

    Standing up for taxpayers and commonsense, Rep. Kenny Marchant (R-TX)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Kenny Marchant87%House Republican Average39See Full Scorecard87% (R-TX) and Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Mike Pompeo87%House Republican Average39See Full Scorecard87% (R-KS) have introduced the legislation known as the “PTC Elimination Act,” to phase out and repeal the billion dollar corporate-giveaway to the wind energy industry known as the renewable energy production tax credit (PTC). Since the inception of the PTC, American | Read More »

    “So we will never fight again”

    I didn’t think it could get any worse than what happened in Indiana. Then low and behold the story about the John Doe investigations into Scott Walker supporters in Wisconsin was brought to my attention yesterday. For those who did not hear about this, here is a brief summary. “The early-morning paramilitary-style raids on citizens’ homes were conducted by law enforcement officers, sometimes wearing bulletproof | Read More »

    SCOTUS Rules Motorists Can’t Be Held for K-9 Searches, and That’s a Good Thing

    SCOTUS Rules Motorists Can't Be Held for K-9 Searches, and That's a Good Thing

    It’s a good time to be a drug dog trainer because business is about to be good (plus the fact that you get to work with “real drugs,” but that’s a different perk).  The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that police can’t hold motorists in traffic stops for K-9 searches. The Court issued a seemingly simple rule today in Rodriguez v. United States:  “A seizure for | Read More »

    The First Amendment and Shari’a Law

    The diurnal interminable squabbling about First Amendment rights intentionally and ironically ignores the concerted effort to ensure its compliance to Shari’a law. Under the guise of “religious freedom,” Islamic organizations linked to the Muslim Brotherhood such as the Islamic Circle of North America, the Association of Muslim Jurists of America (AMJA), and the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) have devoted millions of dollars and | Read More »

    Earth Day Hysteria

    Earth Day Hysteria

    So, Earth Day is here…again. Don’t get me wrong; I firmly believe we should use the planet’s God-given resources wisely and not at all in a wasteful manner, but that’s not really the point of this day every April, is it? The “celebration” is usually a blitz from celebrities and anointed media-types whose goal is to impart their passion for “Mother Earth”. And by passion | Read More »

    Gay Mafia Attacks Pastors, Ignores Imams calling for their death

    In 2015 America a remnant of faithful Christian pastors, not imams, are being targeted by gay-activists. No Christian pastor I know has ever proclaimed or financially supported the beheading of anyone, let alone gays. The “Gay Mafia,” as Bill Maher calls them, are like fools flouting their own folly. They impose standards (that they don’t follow) solely on Christians through discriminatory legal measures— but completely | Read More »

    “F**k You, F**k That, And F**k CNN!” Baltimore Protester Grabs Reporters Mic

    If they are starting to question the mainstream media, is there a chance we can win them to our way of seeing things?  Should we be sending “Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. Rand Paul93%Senate Republican Average29See Full Scorecard93%s” to Baltimore to engage with these protesters? “Baltimore, MD- While CNN attempted to cover the growing protests in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray, a protester grabbed the mic | Read More »

    IF There is To Be Gay Marriage, the “Why” is Very Important

    There is much consternation on the Right about the upcoming gay marriage cases pending before the Supreme Court.  Many are resigning themselves to the fact that the Court will side with homosexual couples come June.  That may be so, but in order to get to that conclusion, the Court has to articulate a reason.  They cannot just say that attitudes have changed and that gay | Read More »

    Obama’s New Diplomacy: Speak Twaddle and Wave a Big Stick

    Obama's New Diplomacy:  Speak Twaddle and Wave a Big Stick

    The USS Theodore Roosevelt is known in the Navy as “the Big Stick.”  She carries a ship’s crew of 3,200 sailors and Marines, along with an Air wing of 2,480. And not one of them knows what the hell they are doing off the coast of Yemen, following an Iranian convoy of just nine ships. That’s because the Commander-in-Chief who sent them there doesn’t know | Read More »

    A Review Of “Why I Am Not A Christian” By Bertrand Russell

    Without a doubt, Bertrand Russell stands as one of the most formidable minds of the modern era. Through his efforts with Alfred North Whitehead in “Principia Mathematica”, Russell further elaborated the relationship between mathematics and deductive logic. Russell’s endeavors, however, were not confined to complex philosophical treatises having little influence outside of academic circles. Russell’s work spanned the intellectual spectrum, ranging from works on the | Read More »

    F-35 program ‘on right track’, director says

    Lt. Gen. Christopher C. Bogdan, the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter program’s top official at the Pentagon, told a House Armed Services Committee panel on April 14 that despite setbacks, the program is on the right track to meet its delivery goals, and is steadily improving. From DoD News coverage: Lt. Gen. Christopher C. Bogdan updated members of the committee’s tactical air and land | Read More »

    Five Questions Related to the Iran Nuclear Deal

    Now that we are being told that a framework for a deal with Iran regarding its nuclear program has been reached, one can’t help but wonder what President Obama is prepared to do should certain events related to Iran unfold.  Here are some questions I would ask: What will be done the first time Iran is caught concealing aspects of its nuclear program from inspectors? | Read More »

    Marita Noon: Deepwater Horizon five years later: lessons learned

    The post-Deepwater Horizon world will continue to need oil and natural gas. Globally, and in the Gulf, drilling is continuing. While the industry will keep making changes and improvements based on the lessons learned at Macondo, we do not live in a risk-free world. We can manage and mitigate the potential hazards.

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    Could Democrats and Independents actually pick the GOP nominee for President?

    The Republican field of candidates for the White House is both wide and deep, a baker’s dozen,  and happily dominated by conservatives to a large extent. For the first time since 1980, we are on the cusp of picking a candidate with solid conservative credentials. It is also more than possible that Democrats and independents will play a key, if not decisive role in picking | Read More »

    Electing A President

    Social issues abound for candidates to get caught up in and possibly derail any hope of winning the presidency. However, it is my belief that if a candidate can be found that will put all rhetoric and nonsense that the mainstream media feeds on to the back-burner and be honest about their beliefs the American electorate will respect that person. If a candidate is against | Read More »

    The Veterans of 1776

    I wish I had stumbled on this collection in time to post on Memorial Day, but I thought folks would be interested in this project.  The first attempt to photograph Revolutionary War Veterans was undertaken in 1864, and six men were found and photographed while they still lived. In 1976, Joseph M. Bauman began a 30-year project to analyze daguerreotypes and research the history of the | Read More »

    The Death Tax, the Flat Tax – and Warren Buffett’s Fat Tax Breaks

    We just hobbled through another tax season. The excruciating excursion into the ridiculous thicket that is the roughly 75,000 page tax code. All for the privilege of giving federal, state and local governments record amounts of our money. A 2011 study said we then wasted 6.1 billion hours preparing to pay our taxes – and that was when the tax code was a mere 72,536 | Read More »

    How Obama’s Third Term Was Thwarted by the 1947 Republicans

    Re-posted from National Review Predictably, these days, when two or more political pundits are gathered together in her name, there is discussion over whether Hillary Clinton is running for President Obama’s third term or former President Bill Clinton’s third term. (Read why I believe that she is running for both.) However, among Republican political pundits, might I suggest that the discussion also include a heartfelt | Read More »

    Will Gay Divorce help fix Child Support laws across the country?

    Will Gay Divorce help fix Child Support laws across the country?

    I am a find the silver lining kind of guy. I look at an issue and try and see something that may spring positive from it’s effects. While same sex marriage issues like, who will cater weddings, are still all the rage I look to a time when maybe more serious issues will be fixed. Let’s take divorce and child support. I live in the | Read More »