Revisiting Hobby Lobby

    Other than perhaps the Citizens United decision, no other recent Supreme Court opinion so upsets the Left than the Hobby Lobby decision.  A year later, we are still hearing the rants.  One can expect that the Democratic minority in the House and/or Senate will attempt some legislative “fix to this injustice.”  Don’t hold your breath!  To understand the stupidity of the Left’s argument, we need to step | Read More »

    Regulating the Internet: Herding Cats

    Politicians often deride comments and opinions they don’t like as “laughable,” but in the case of Free Press’ “Net Neutral-i-Kitty” campaign to promote Net Neutrality through Title II regulation, “laughable” is indeed the appropriate term. Videos of costumed Free Press demonstrators at the FCC this morning are a sad reminder of just how comically terrible Title II is. They may have had 400 cat pictures, | Read More »

    These Are the Republicans We Thought They Were

    Admit it.  Even as you watched the election results roll in last November, you had mixed emotions.  You wondered if it would have been better to have seen establishment Republicans like get defeated rather than see their power increase and worse yet watch them try to claim a mandate for their squishy brand of leadership.  But then you imagined another 2 years of as majority | Read More »

    The Crusades: Today’s Fictions vs. Yesterday’s Facts

    Some members have requested that I compose an essay on the Crusades.  I have been reluctant because of the size of such a subject, and for other reasons. Today, since I had some time, and because a few good people have asked, I have written the following. The History of the Crusades cannot possibly be addressed properly in an essay for a website.  The purpose here | Read More »

    Campaign 2016:The Domestic Theme

    It is not clear where the decision is made – in David Axelrod’s Chicago apartment, in the editorial room of the New York Times, in the Harvard faculty lounge, or at a George Soros-funded think tank, but it has definitely been decided. It has made its way into the State of the Union; it is undoubtedly on some liberal ListServ telling journalists what to write | Read More »

    Of Herds and Harlots, Measles is Back

    Of Herds and Harlots, Measles is Back

    Come, let us reason together.  Mark Twain famously quoted British PM Benjamin Disraeli, “there are three kinds of lies:  lies, damned lies, and statistics.”  Generally, this is true, but sometimes statistics don’t lie.  In the case of measles, the statistics speak truth. The measles vaccine was developed in 1963, and combined with the mumps and rubella vaccines in 1971, known as the MMR vaccine.  Children are given the | Read More »

    Will Obama’s Middle Class Economic Plan Include Closing the SBA?

    In his State Of The Union Address President Obama gave a great deal of lip service to “middle class economics.” He said we need to find “more ways to help families get ahead” and make sure “everyone gets a fair shot.” I think Obama’s talk of middle class economics is just that, all talk. I predict he is going to continue to turn his back | Read More »

    No caucasians need apply! Blacks are over-represented in the Democrat party

    The House of Representatives is often referred to as the “People’s House.” The Framers designed it to be the most democratic body of the government, as responsive as possible to the popular will. That is why members have shorter terms and represent smaller numbers of voters than the Senate. There are now 188 Democrats in the new Congress; the smallest number since, well, Christ was | Read More »

    American Sniper and How Does it Relate to the 3rd Congressional District

    American Sniper and How Does it Relate to the 3rd Congressional District

    I pick and choose the movies that I attend with great thought because I am well aware of the very wealthy liberals that produce movies and then support “democrats” like Barack Hussein Obama, , and, of course, my very favorite, Dan Lipinski. As far back as I can remember, I have refused to line those movie producing liberals’ pockets with my hard earned cash in | Read More »

    Michelle Obama, Headscarves & Hippos. In The Soup.

    Michelle Obama, Headscarves & Hippos. In The Soup.

    Well here’s the verdict from the Newspaper of record, it’s another case of much ado about nothing: Michelle Obama Praised for Bold Stand She Didn’t Take in Saudi Arabia. So we’re officially bored with the story now that archival evidence has emerged of not just former Secretaries of State, Madeline Albright and Condoleezza Rice meeting with the King of Saudi Arabia sans headscarf, butt – | Read More »

    A Primer on Filing Taxes, Obamacare, and Related Forms

    This year, taxes will get extra tricky, because filers will be required to account for their health insurance on their forms. There are four ways to do so: 1) For taxpayers who do not have Obamacare, the process is simple: check a box indicating you have insurance. This is U.S. Individual Income Tax Return for 2014, line 61 2) If a person opted not to | Read More »

    Going Nuclear: The Radioactive Senate needs to step up

    With our new Senate in office less that 20 days the prospects of getting things done looms large. Despite the fact that the majority of Americans would prefer that Congress undo the damage that they’ve done (i.e. Obama-care etc.) we can think of a number of legislative actions that would be beneficial. There are few bills that are more important than the authorization to move | Read More »

    The Truth Hurts and Jindal Hit a Nerve

    A recent article in Politico magazine illustrates the utter stupidity of the Left.  Entitled “Bobby Jindal’s Muslim Problem,” the article is basically a politically correct screed that attempts to paint Jindal as a cheap politician pandering to the evangelical base of the Republican Party by perpetuating the now-familiar warnings against Islamaphobia.  At issue is Jindal’s recent remarks in Great Britain describing so-called “no go zones” in | Read More »

    An open letter to a patriot lady

    Dear Erin, I am writing this to you, but I think that the message I want to convey is more than to you.  I hope you will forgive me for doing this without permission, but I found that what you said in this final exchange really struck a chord. A couple of exchanges you and I had are below: Ohio Historian Define “warmongering” if you | Read More »

    Boehner leads the way in cave on executive amnesty

    Do you remember when Gutless On Principles (GOP) Hall of Shame members and capitulated in the budget battle just after the November election? Sure you do. That’s when he led the way in passing the CROmnibus with a promise to exercise the “power of the purse” to shut down Homeland Security if Obama refused change his plans for illegals. Well, Obama hasn’t changed his plans, | Read More »

    Nazi Holocaust: Incomparable to Muhammad’s Plan for Jews

    Commemorating the anniversary of Auschwitz’s liberation is important. But remembering without action is irrelevant. The reality is that in America more hate crimes are committed against Jews than all other groups combined, according to a recently released FBI report. Internationally, eradicating Jews and Israel is integral to Islam. Muslims believe, according to the Qur’an that worldwide Islamic rule will only occur once Israel is destroyed | Read More »

    A Tale of Two City Protests: Sharia in Dallas vs. Christian Prayer in Baton Rouge

    On January 17th Sound Vision Foundation, a Chicago-based 501 (C) 3 organization held a “Stand with the Prophet” event in Garland, Texas, a suburb outside of Dallas, at the Curtis Culwell Center on Independent School District property. The event, permitted by the Superintendent of Public Schools, launched a Strategic Communication Center for Muslims to advocate censoring and criminalizing non-Muslim speech. Sound Vision asks: “Frustrated with | Read More »

    What the effort to “dump Boehner” means for 2016

    Republicans can win the White House in 2016, but not with middle-of-the-road tactics and platitudes. Ronald Reagan won the presidency twice precisely because he offered a substantive, conservative vision for the country. He didn’t waffle or try to appease all sides.

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    Euromaidanpr Page Unpublished by Facebook

    Thanks to everyone who helped.  As of 2 pm west coast time, the Euromaidanpr page has been restored by Facebook!

    Next President should sit on Reagan’s Stool

    The President has quite a bit of authority that can be used to push a conservative agenda.  Conservatism as broadly defined has three legs: Religious/Social conservatives National Security conservatives Economic conservatives (including the libertarian wing) While the president does not legislate he does have broad authority that can be exercised in these areas.  Let’s consider the most pressing issues in each of the three areas: | Read More »

    Follow the Money: Center for American Progress

    Follow the Money: Center for American Progress

    The last time you filled up your cart at Walmart or checked your balance with your account at Bank of America you were likely making a decision based on the cost benefits and convenience of doing business.  You probably weren’t thinking, “I’m supporting the ‘official Hillary Clinton think tank’ today,” but you were. These companies are just two of many that you’ll likely recognize which | Read More »

    Finally Someone on the Left Gets It: It’s Not “Violent Extremism,” It’s Radical Islam

    Finally, someone on the Left gets it.

    You won’t hear me say that often, but when someone is right, they’re right.

    Iraq War veteran and current Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-2) didn’t mince words in explaining how she feels about the Obama Administration’s insistence that we only refer to terrorists as “violent extremists” and not radical Islamists.

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    HILLARY CLINTON

          Are democrats and liberals favoring Hillary Clinton for President simply because she is a woman? Is the Mainstream Press and Media, who feel the same way, ignoring her lack of genuine accomplishments and serious failures while Secretary of State? The potential danger to our Nation from increasingly belligerent radical Islamists requires a unique type of future leader. He or she must be | Read More »

    Obama and Historic Snow Jobs

    Obama and Historic Snow Jobs

    What can I say; sometimes the predictions are just wrong. That doesn’t always stop us from pretending that our prediction was more accurate than it really was: It appears that the model used to forecast New York’s  Snowmageddon II was just wrong. A National Weather Service official says the agency will evaluate its storm modeling after a storm that was predicted to dump a foot | Read More »

    Consumer asks Indiana not to prohibit Legal Funding

    Today a hearing will take place in the basement of the Indiana State Capitol.  The subject matter will be a bill to prohibit Indiana consumer’s access to legal funding, a product that allows them an alternative when faced with financial pressures and an uncooperative defendant insurance company.  This is a repeat of a bill that Indiana Representative Matt Lehman introduced last year that was promoted | Read More »

    Obama’s Policy Proposals Are the Opposite of “Tax Reform”

    Obama has consistently talked about how he is for “tax reform” all during his presidency. But clearly, he has no idea what that even means. True tax reform is a mechanism that produces a cleaner and clearer tax code. A great example of this was the 1986 IRC reform, where Reagan set the highest rate at 28% in exchange for eliminating massive amounts of tax | Read More »

    Call It What It Is

    A lot has been written and mentioned lately about Obama’s reluctance to refer to recent terrorist acts as “Islamic terrorism.”  Valerie Jarrett (the real president) said on television- in a classic case of not answering a question with an answer- that Obama’s number one priority is keeping all Americans safe from all acts of terrorism.  In the mind of a Leftist, however, a peaceful demonstration | Read More »

    Scott Walker: Go Big, Go Bold or Go Bust?

    CRUZ VERSUS JEB WALKER-BEE We heard an incredible speech at the Iowa Freedom Summit from Scott Walker about his fight over Public Unions in Wisconsin.  As Scott Walker put it, he went “Big and he went Bold”.  Despite people on the ground and Iowa media saying TC  ran away with this event, Fox News’ immediate headline was that Scott Walker took Iowa by Storm.  After inital | Read More »

    After State Farm gets its comeuppance, its lobbyists push to prohibit Legal Funding in Indiana through HB 1340.

    Legal Funding helps Champion of the Little Guy defend himself against State Farm and Big Insurance in Indiana, and State Farm is not happy.  Tomorrow, an Insurance Industry promoted bill (HB1340) sponsored by Indiana State Representatives Matt Lehman and Terri Austin will have a hearing in front of the Indiana House Financial Institutions Committee.  The bill is a repeat of last year’s unsuccessful bill to | Read More »

    Hospital Lobby Continues Effort to Gut Anti-Fraud Provisions

    It is rare for Congress to identify rampant fraud and actually do something to prevent it. That’s what the Recovery Audit Contractor (RACs) Program in Medicare is all about. Like most anything that works, the program has become a target by the hospital. The American Hospital Association (AHA) has lobbied Congress, the White House and has even press the courts to end the RACs program. | Read More »

    Michael Moore – Wrong Again

    So, Michael Moore has a problem with American Sniper.  No surprise there, consider the source.  Apparently, Moore is uncomfortable with the prospect of rewarding a film about a Navy Seal sniper.  However, as an Oscar winning film-maker (gag me) he ought to know that the Academy has never shied away from handing out Oscars to actors who portrayed men who were notable for killing others.  | Read More »

    Is the ‘Wide Open’ Race Actually Bad News for Republicans in 2016?

    Re-posted from National Review Online On any given news day, the term “wide open” is the most overused phrase to describe the 2016 GOP presidential field. After last weekend’s Iowa Freedom Summit, the first event to showcase a field of potential Republican candidates numbering in double digits, the phrase is now totally exhausted. But reviewing this “competitive” bench of “strong” and “experienced” candidates makes me | Read More »

    “People need to make smart decisions” mayor tells imprisoned New Yorkers

    Snow storms, real not imagined by the media,  have sunk more than one big city mayor. We may be watching the failure of socialist oppression in New York as May De Blasio tells people to stay indoors. In his infinite progressive wisdom, he processed the information from experts and announced that according to the experts this will most likely be one of the largest blizzards in the | Read More »

    Bergdahl to be Charged with Desertion

    Bergdahl to be Charged with Desertion

    We knew this true last August:  President Obama traded five vicious Taliban terrorists for a deserter.  And now the U.S. Army nods in agreement. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl will be charged with desertion, among other violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), according to Briebart and The Washington Times reports. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was released by the Taliban last year in exchange | Read More »

    How to absolutely convince Democrats to immediately become 100% pro-life

    Politicians of all stripes can do one thing exceedingly  well: count ( as in votes). And, with an Ivory soap-like consistency, they will vote in their self-interest 99 44/100% of the time. But for those of us who champion the unborn, and who mourn the tens of millions whose lives have been snuffed out, and who are committed to doing everything in our power to | Read More »

    Putting It Back Together

    Three potential Republican candidates for President- Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee- have all been through this before.  In fact, they are using this as justification for another run.  Being familiar with the process is one thing, but adapting to the changes is another thing altogether.  All of them are under the mistaken impression that they can recreate what they did previously, make changes | Read More »

    Seven Reasons Erick Erickson Was Right

    Republican apologists for ‘s Senate-destroying “nuclear option” have produced a lot of fog — but, when it comes to opposing Leftist Democratic judicial nominees, not much war. So it was refreshing when, yesterday, Erick Erickson burst their tiny bubble and came out in opposition to confirming Supreme Court nominees in the Senate with 51 votes and without the possibility of a filibuster. Basically, the “nuclear | Read More »

    #Deflategate is a Disgrace and Cheaters Never Win

    #Deflategate is a Disgrace and Cheaters Never Win

    I am so absolutely and completely, gaggingly chokingly vomitingly sick of hearing about #Deflategate‬. It’s a disgrace.  This is just one more proof that our society has fallen into a liberal Chinese finger trap of the brain. The harder we pull against it, the more it cuts off our cerebral circulation. I can feel myself losing intelligence. I can feel it. I win and you | Read More »

    Marita Noon: Note to GOP: Talking about raising taxes is a bad idea

    With several options available to support the nation’s highways, the GOP needs create, innovate, and unify in fixing problems—like the HTF—and show America that they can do it without raising taxes.

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    Obamanomics: Capital Gains Hikes and the Economy

    President Obama just told the country during his State of the Union address that he is going to increase the capital gains rate again in order to raise revenue for new spending programs. Given that Obama already knows that raising the capital gains rate actually REDUCES revenue, we are left with a President who believes that we can pay for increased spending by reducing revenue. | Read More »

    The “Consider This!” Podcast: The State of the State of the Union Address, Extreme Circumstances for Abortion, and How Harvard Hates Its Own Health Care

    More free stuff, and making the eeevil rich pay for it. The State of the Union Address was a rerun of so many other speeches by Democratic presidents. So then, what is the state of the State of the Union Address?

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    Leftist utopia: A wonderful world without plastic bags!

    Leftist utopia: A wonderful world without plastic bags!

    A utopia without plastic bags?! Over two weeks ago I began writing about the recent plastic bag ban in Silver City, New Mexico.  It’s a common topic at local Chamber of Commerce luncheons and provides a thread of common interest to discuss at local grocery stores and Walmart for frequent shoppers. As I have written in the past, grocery store owners predict that the ban | Read More »

    Illegal or Undocumented…

      There are those who believe… “…referring to people as “illegals” goes far beyond “petty insult”“…referring to people as “illegals” is downright mean and nasty…” “…the border is illegal, not people”   My response goes like this… It’s neither mean nor nasty; it’s just the truth of their situation. If people are not legal citizens or legal residents, or they do not have a legal reason | Read More »

    GloZell, Agent Provocateur, Punks the Punk-In-Chief

    GloZell, Agent Provocateur, Punks the Punk-In-Chief

    I know there has been much discussion here and elsewhere regarding Big Guy demeaning the office of the Presidency by agreeing to an interview with green-lipped GloZell Green. Butt just because she eats Fruit Loops out of a bathtub, don’t be so hasty in your judgment. Did I not tell you that GloZell is a national treasure?  I suspect several of you did not believe | Read More »

    Three More Obama Admin Casualties: Congress, Federalism – and Humility

    It’s been a bad six years for the United States of America. The examples are myriad. The national debt has nearly doubled – from ten trillion dollars to over eighteen trillion dollars. The workforce participation rate has decreased precipitously – to a level not seen since the mid-1970s. (The phony “unemployment rate” is irrelevant – and its computation process is in desperate need of Reality-based | Read More »

    When Something That Makes Sense Makes No Sense= Nonsense

    Although the Left does not like to attribute it to conservatives, everyone is in favor of equality.  Nowhere is this most misconstrued than in the alleged discrepancy between the pay for men and women.  Such  noted economists like Beyonce and Barack Obama have used the “women make 77 cents to a man’s dollar” meme although true economists have correctly dismissed this lie.  One can get | Read More »

    The Primary 100, Installment 2 of 100: #99 (tie) – Sen John McCain (R-AZ)

    of Arizona must be defeated in the Republican primary election on Tuesday, March 22, 2016. He represents a state that he carried as a presidential candidate in 2008 by eight points and that Romney carried in 2012 by nine points for a Charlie Cook Partisan Voting Index of R+7, yet his Heritage Action Lifetime Score is a measly 62%. This places him in the 42nd | Read More »

    What do Winston Churchill and Rand Paul have in common?

    Yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of the death of Winston Churchill, considered by many to be the greatest statesmen of the 20th Century. In reading various articles commemorating the occasion I was struck by the widespread opinion that Winston Churchill could never be elected to a political office today in Britain or the United States. The reasons are several. He was perceived by contemporaries a | Read More »

    Grow Up, Already

    Welcome to Utopia, also known as the Nanny State. There are quite a few people who believe them to be one and the same. For these people, most everything should be affected, controlled or led by the government, which is really just people who get paid by our tax dollars to do stuff. This group of people wants to let someone else decide what is | Read More »

    American Sniper Breaks Box Office Records As White House Petition For Chris Kyle To Receive Medal of Honor Circulates

    Born and raised in Texas, Christopher Scott Kyle was a U.S. Navy SEAL from 1999 to 2009. He is the most successful sniper in American military history. According to his book American Sniper, he is credited with 160 confirmed kills. Kyle served as a Navy SEAL in 4 tours in the latest Iraq war. For his bravery and military skills, he was awarded some of | Read More »