Judge: ‘Efforts to extend legal rights to chimpanzees are thus understandable’

    Judge: 'Efforts to extend legal rights to chimpanzees are thus understandable'

    I am not making this up.  A New York judge dismissed a lawsuit by the Nonhuman Rights Project to grant personhood to two chimpanzees, named Hercules and Leo. This isn’t the first attempt to grant “human” status to chimps: last year a judge threw out a similar request for a chimp named Tommy.  But the worst part isn’t the fact that self-hating humans keep trying to | Read More »

    Americans Want the “Real Deal”

    The Republicans campaigning and running for President in 2016 better regroup and get real – their constituents deserve better than what they’re getting from these Republicans in 2015. americans want the real deal – a man or women who is a leader not a political robot dressed up in a fancy suit spieling fancy sophisticated hand-written idiotic speeches.  They’re tired of the lies and false | Read More »

    CJ Pearson’s strange rise and abrupt betrayal

    CJ Pearson's strange rise and abrupt betrayal

    CJ Pearson just turned 13, but he is already planning his run for President. And there are over 45,000 loyal Facebook followers ready to support him. How did he become such a celebrity? Pearson started making videos and became a YouTube sensation, with his largest video attracting nearly 2 million views. It isn’t everyday you see a 12-year old black kid articulately advocating for conservative principles on the | Read More »

    Will GOP establishment throw Renee Ellmers under the bus?

    In an unusual development, an establishment oriented candidate is testing the waters to run in NC’s second Congressional district represented by liberal Republican incumbent Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) 58%.  The race already features a substantial conservative challenger, former Chatham County GOP  chairman Jim Duncan, and perennial candidate Frank Roche.  Now, just resigned NC Secretary of Tranportation Tony Tata is also reported to | Read More »

    #PPSellsBabyParts to Hannibal Lecter?

    I think we have to prepare ourselves for the very real possibility that Planned Parenthood sold baby parts to cannibals.

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    Statistical proof (sort of) that GOP leadership is way out of touch with the base.

    The failure/ineptness/unwillingness (take your pick, or “all of the above”) of GOP leadership to move forward aggressively on key issues, such as shutting down Planned Parenthood, or halting the Iran nuclear deal, has brought conservative frustrations with Congress to a head. Eric has a diary today,  Shut Down The Government. Now.  and Steve Berman tells us that 140 House Members are Ready to #DefundPlannedParenthood So why | Read More »

    I Am a One Issue Voter

    I Am a One Issue Voter

    I have become a one issue voter.  It’s not because I don’t care about the federal deficit, or the crushing weight of student loan debt, or Iran obtaining nuclear weapons.  Those things matter.  But they matter less than our government actively participating in the abhorrent and evil trade of dead baby flesh. Priorities are easy to set when one has a consistent world view, and | Read More »

    Pension Funds in NYC & California Plan to Divest From Gun Sellers Such as Walmart

    On Tuesday, New York City’s largest pension fund voted to move forward with potential divestment from gun sellers. The New York City Employee Retirement System (NYCERS) board passed a resolution to research the impact of abandoning stocks from weapon retailers such as Walmart, Dick’s Sporting Goods and Cabela’s. The measure was sponsored by Public Advocate Letitia James. Next, a consultant will conduct an analysis of | Read More »

    BREAKING: PP video producers release new video, ‘it’s a boy!’

    BREAKING: PP video producers release new video, 'it's a boy!'

    Here’s video number four [Content warning: some of thijs is pretty gruesome]: This one hits Planned Parenthood Rocky Mountains affiliates, with investigators posing as buyers looking for “intact specimens.”  They spoke with PPRM’s Vice President and Medical Director, Dr. Savita Ginde. “We’d have to do a little bit of training with the providers or something to make sure that they don’t crush” fetal organs during 2nd | Read More »

    #PPSellsBabyParts: Why Is Selling Human Organs Illegal Anyway?

    #PPSellsBabyParts: Why Is Selling Human Organs Illegal Anyway?

    If I kill an endangered lion in Africa and bring its head and skin home to be stuffed, I will be fined anywhere between $500 and $10,500, depending on how many times I’m caught doing it—not to mention calls for my soul to be fed to Cthulhu after my body is slow roasted on a spit.  But if I sell my own plasma or sperm, | Read More »

    Cecil the Lion is Dead. So Are Millions of Unborn Babies

    Cecil the Lion is Dead. So Are Millions of Unborn Babies

    I’m amazed by how often society fixates on shiny objects and completely ignores things that matter. This week, the shiny object was Cecil the Lion. I’m sure Planned Parenthood is very happy about Cecil. Instead of talking about the little shop of horrors PP has been running for years, the media is talking about the evils of lion hunting. Instead of investigating what laws Planned | Read More »

    So Why Aren’t You Worried About Climate Change?

    If you read the scientific stuff, like the journals Nature and Science, etc., then you will be faced with all the scientific research that has been contributing to the consensus opinion that greenhouse warming has been triggered by human activity in the world, the so-called anthropogenic greenhouse effect. I’ve been reading this stuff for years and I don’t think there is some loony leftist conspiracy | Read More »

    Donald Trump: Wife Raper, From The 1980s

    Yeah if you didn’t want to or just unwittingly didn’t believe Donald Trump was officially the front runner for the Republican nomination for president, a Daily Beast assassination attempt disguised as a “news story” lets us know plain and clear that in fact Mr. Trump is the clear cut #1 in the field. Donald Trump won’t take this lying down I would imagine, but who | Read More »

    The Iran Nuke Deal is Damnable Mess, From Beginning to End

    The nuclear deal with Iran is a full-fledged disaster. The terms of the agreement are truly frightening, but they represent just the tip of the messy iceberg this process has become. To address just one heinous term of the deal that should independently disqualify it, Iran will have up to 24 days to respond to a concern, or to provide access to an inspector, should | Read More »

    Is Nobody Talking About Meadows?

    So just over eighteen hours ago, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) 83% put in a resolution to Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) N/A% to “vacate the chair.” He composed a list of grievances, a list that has been hashed and re-hashed ALL OVER these Redstate Diaries for over four years! Meadows lists the Speaker’s attempt to “consolidate power and centralize decision-making… punish | Read More »

    BSA president Robert Gates: mentally asleep and morally bankrupt

    BSA president Robert Gates: mentally asleep and morally bankrupt

    -   The objectives of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) are referred to as the “Aims of Scouting” and they are: moral character development, citizenship training, and development of physical, mental, and emotional fitness. The Boy Scout oath states, in part, that a scout will do his duty to God and his country, to keep himself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight. Yet | Read More »

    Harry Reid channels Strom Thurmond: Senate to Vote on #DefundPlannedParenthood

    Harry Reid channels Strom Thurmond: Senate to Vote on #DefundPlannedParenthood

    The Senate is going to vote on a “right wing crazy deal” (as Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) 8% calls it) before the August recess.  Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) 87% supplied the bluster, but Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) 67% along with a core group of senators pushed through a deal that will allow a floor vote on | Read More »

    The Constitution Has a Heartbeat

    All too often we find the Constitution kicked to the curb, stomped upon and left for dead but a new decision by the D.C. Court of Appeals shows it still might have a heartbeat. At issue is the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the crown jewel of liberal governance. The agency, created by the Dodd Franks financial reform bill, is one like no other.  Shielded | Read More »

    Can Trump Trump [The Ruling Class]?

    Can Trump Trump [The Ruling Class]? http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2015/07/does-trump-trump-angelo-codevilla-on-our-present-moment.php “The 2016 election is simple; the person who runs on the platform ‘Who do they think they are?’ will win.” Angelo Codevilla In “his essay-turned-book The Ruling Class: How They Corrupted America and What We Can Do About It [Angelo Codevilla] caught the attention of Rush Limbaugh and many others. It argues that our fundamental political problem is | Read More »

    With Friends Like These: Cheryl Mills

    Mention any Clinton scandal and inevitably the name of Cheryl Mills will appear.  She was Bill Clinton’s deputy counsel in his years in the White House and is best known for defending the President in his impeachment hearing before the Senate. But there is a more sinister side to her White House tenure.  She forged a relationship with Hillary during this period and appears as | Read More »

    Planned Parenthood Is Our Auschwitz

    Folks, I am delighted to give the top spot this morning to my friend, Owen Strachan. Owen also has a new book out today called The Colson Way. I hope you’ll join me in ordering it. It is a solid read on Chuck Colson and his ministry. Please order the book and thanks to Owen’s boldness in the post below. — Erick “As a society, | Read More »

    RNC Committeewoman Demetra DeMonte: I’m As Frustrated As You Are(Video)

    Demetra DeMonte Speaking at Tuesday nights meeting of the LaSalle County Tea Party Republican National Committeewoman, and former RNC Secretary Demetra DeMonte took a question from the audience about the growing anger the conservative base of the Republican Party has with GOP leadership who continually lie to get elected and make big promises only to do nothing once they get to | Read More »

    140 House Members are Ready to #DefundPlannedParenthood

    140 House Members are Ready to #DefundPlannedParenthood

    140 House members are on board to defund Planned Parenthood.  That means only 78 more are needed to pass a bill before the August recess. This is the best opportunity the House has to deal with the issue while public outrage is at its peak, and before the forces of darkness at the command of the death merchants can be marshaled to squelch this rebellion | Read More »

    Watch Carly Fiorina knock it out of the park at the Reagan Library

    Very impressive. My ticket of choice for 2016 is now Cruz/Fiorina. If this lady isn’t onstage next week, it’s a shame. And I think, if she picks her spot carefully, she could deflate the Gasbag, aka Trump. Enjoy:

    Defunding Evil is More Important Than Building Roads

    Defunding Evil is More Important Than Building Roads

    Well, if Planned Parenthood thought they were going to get off the hook, they were incredibly mistaken. The Center for Medical Progress released another undercover video this morning, and this one is probably the most sickening one yet. I hesitate to include the link, because it is so unspeakably grisly. But if you’re still not convinced Planned Parenthood is evil, go watch it. Remember that | Read More »

    John McCain the Hypocrite

    John McCain never lets an opportunity go by to denigrate, belittle or ostracize anyone who doesn’t believe in his lukewarm vision of conservatism.

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    Planned Parenthood Dehumanizes Its Victims To Abuse Them

    The  modern abortion movement denies the humanity of its little victims.  When a group is seen as sub-human, killing them becomes acceptable, and using their bodies for any purpose at all seems to their oppressors just fine. Slavery One of the driving forces of the American abolitionist movement was the sexual abuse of black female slaves by their white masters. Abolitionists argued that if the slaves | Read More »

    Call for my death? I’ll lift your sanctions. Call my deal bad? I’ll shut you up.

    Political debates have always occasionally veered into incivility, with many examples preserved for the ages in the pamphlets published during the American Revolution.  In my adult life, I’ve heard countless examples, and am confident in saying that the most extreme statements consistently come from the left.  (Have conservatives ever engaged in anything so disgusting as what leftists did to Justice Thomas?)  So it’s always a | Read More »

    The Donald Trump Rule: ‘Flip-Flopping’ to the Right Position Can Be a Very Good Thing

    We hear the charge leveled all the time: “Flip-flopper.” When someone fundamentally changes their position on an issue. We are naturally left to wonder if the move is genuine. Are they are saying what they think – or what they think we want to hear? Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has rocketed to to the top of the sixteen-candidate heap – in large part because | Read More »

    Jeb attracts ‘Bush Democrats’ with the smell of money

    Jeb attracts 'Bush Democrats' with the smell of money

    During the 1980 presidential campaign, Reagan cultivated a following of disaffected Democrats, known as “Reagan Democrats.”  The cross-over vote almost certainly helped Reagan crush Jimmy Carter at the polls.  Now, Jeb Bush is developing his own cadre of “Bush Democrats” but this crop sports more than just blue politics—their attraction to Bush is because of blue blood. Jeb Bush smells like money.  The scent emanates | Read More »

    Ted Cruz Has a 15:1 Advantage Over Jeb Bush With Conservatives… And Why the Establishment Should Care

    It’s sometimes said that you can tell a lot about a person by the friends they keep. That makes sense. Friendships are generally based on complementary personalities, shared values, and a variety of intangibles that cause people to bond. Money in politics is a similar barometer. The vast majority of Americans never donate any money to politicians or get involved in politics at all. For | Read More »

    Immigration and “Fundamental Transformation”

    Immigration and “Fundamental Transformation” This article shows how the Dems are using legal and illegal immigration to “fundamentally transform the United States of America.” This article shows why for Reps, conservatives and everyone who believes in the principles on which America was founded and which made her the greatest country that has ever existed, immigration must be the #1, #2, #3, #4, and #5 issue. | Read More »

    If Cosby, Why Not Clinton?

    This is not a new idea.  While the nation turns its back on comedian Bill Cosby, the post-White House career  of Bill Clinton soars.  Yet, what is the difference between the two scenarios?  As far as this writer can tell, Cosby used drugs; Clinton used his political prestige.  What it boils down to is that Clinton has a better damage control/public relations apparatus behind him. | Read More »

    Marita Noon: Obama: Iranian oil, good. Canadian oil, bad. American oil, bad.

    Already, before sanctions are lifted, global oil prices are feeling the pressure of Iran’s increased exports. Since the deal’s been announced, crude prices have lost almost all of the recent gains.
    While the Obama Administration’s actions are allowing Iran, which hates America, to boost its economy by increasing its oil exports, they are hurting our closest ally but putting delay after delay in front of the Keystone pipeline—which would help Canada export its oil.

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    Ted Cruz Was Right: GOP Senate Majority Vote With Obama at a Record Pace

    On Friday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% took to the Senate floor and accused Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) 61% of lying, and then eviscerated the GOP Senate majority’s record for this Congress. Politico reports that Cruz: “…accused the Senate majority leader of breaking his word to him and the rest of the GOP conference over McConnell’s | Read More »

    Planned Parenthood Knows Babies Are Priceless

    Babies are priceless. Even the CEO of Planned Parenthood knows that. Her own math tells her that she must admit that which she denies.

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    The “Consider This” Podcast; Legal Discrimination, Black Votes Matter, and France Surrenders

    Episode 114 of the Consider This Podcast has been released; conservative commentary in 10 minutes or less. Is it legal to refuse service to someone at a food establishment? Can a business decide who it will and won’t serve? Yes it is. If you are openly carrying a firearm, the Whataburger chain in Texas will kick you out, even though open-carry is legal in that state. That’s | Read More »

    New York Minimum Wage is Absurd and Discriminatory

    The state of New York is raising their minimum wage from $8.75 to $15 per hour. Not for all employees. Just for the chosen. If you’re a fast food worker in New York, your minimum wage will be $15, or $0 if you get laid off, and some will meet that fate. Why just fast food workers? Because that industry has been targeted by the | Read More »

    Chris Farley Government: Remember When It Was Congress That Made Law? That Was Awesome

    Remember that recurring Saturday Night Live skit where the late Chris Farley was the ultimate fanboy – interviewing those for whom he was the ultimate fanboy? Sniveling and sweaty, he would bring up some of his favorite memories of his interviewees – pretending they were questions by prefacing them with “Remember…?” And when the interviewee said he did in fact remember, Farley would blurt out | Read More »

    American Lives Matter

    Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley  recently was shamed into to apologizing for making the apparently insensitive statement that ‘All Lives Matter’ instead of the politically correct phrase of ‘Black Lives Matter.’ If Democrats can be so exclusive, I think it’s time for Republicans to take on a more inclusive banner in the 2016 campaign by adopting the slogan ‘Americans Lives Matter.’ I’d love to see | Read More »

    Team Scott Walker rams winner take all primary down NC’s throat

    Supporters of Presidential candidate Scott Walker have gotten their way in the North Carolina General Assembly in their maneuvers to make the NC presidential primary a winner take all affair for the first time in the state’s history, something that does not go down well with many GOP activists in the state.  The General Assembly had passed legislation in a previous session to set the | Read More »

    Donald Trump: Troll, Mole, Both, or Neither?

    There are two competing theories about Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy that may actually dovetail into a single entity.  Only time will tell.  The first is that he is a troll of the highest order; the other that he is a Democratic mole.  A troll is someone who sows discord and attracts attention by any means necessary.  Even negative attention is better than no attention.  Trump | Read More »

    The Coming World War That Will Be Triggered In The Middle East

    So Turkey is now getting more engaged in the fight against ISIS, allowing U.S. warplanes to start using its convenient airbases, and recently sending its own fighter/attack planes to hit ISIS targets in northern Syria. Except Turkey is using this as an excuse to concentrate on hitting its Kurdish enemies in northern Syria whom they worry about more than ISIS. So now they’re pounding the | Read More »

    Which One is the ‘Drag Queen’?

    Which One is the 'Drag Queen'?

    Now I’m officially confused.  Can we or can’t we refer to a man dressing as a woman as a “drag queen?” Because the New York Daily News doesn’t seem to know.  In their daily email blast, two articles were featured, one headline reading “’Manhattan Medium’ Thomas John has celeb clientele — and shady past as scammer and drag queen” and the other “Caitlyn Jenner receives | Read More »

    The Bernie Factor

    To hear the press talk, Bernie Sanders is leading a liberal insurgency within the Democratic Party.  His rising poll numbers in Iowa and New Hampshire suggest Hillary Clinton may have a tougher path to the Democratic nomination than originally believed.  However, it needs to be emphasized that although rising in the polls, he still remains a fair distance behind Clinton.  When a party starts with | Read More »

    Hail to the Blue Dwarfs

    Hail to the Blue Dwarfs

    On the really big questions, science is pretty cool.  NASA estimates the age of the universe at 13.77 billion years, give or take 59 million years—that’s a 0.04 percent spread.  I wish they could predict the Super Bowl or tomorrow’s weather that that kind of accuracy (but they can’t). Nearly 14 billion years may seem like a long time (okay, it is a long time—in fact it’s | Read More »

    Preibus: “I don’t think (er…I hope) Trump won’t run as a third party candidate.” Describes his job as “herding cats.”

    In case you missed it, RNC Chair Reince Preibus was on Greta’s show last night. Here’s the link to the video. It’s 4 minutes. I should note that in a diary I posted here yesterday I said that Preibus was a “dumb ass,” for which several mods called me out, saying that such language would discourage Preibus from taking me seriously. I will take their critique to heart, | Read More »

    Grassley Plants Seeds for Corporate Cronyism

    Science has proven that ethanol is bad for your engine.   Ethanol creates more smog than using regular gasoline.  Ethanol reduces the fuel efficiency of your car and the government’s fuel mandates are hurting the poor as farmers make more money converting food to fuel than growing food to feed people.  There is not much to love about ethanol, unless you are the Senator from | Read More »

    Minimum Wage, Immigration and the Price of Labor

    Minimum Wage, Immigration and the Price of Labor Liberals show their “compassion” by wanting the government to force other people to pay more of the other people’s money to low wage workers. Leaving aside the loss of jobs for low skill workers, I have some questions: Do the laws of supply and demand apply to the labor market? Do you think 35 million legal and | Read More »

    Getting The Words Of Jesus Straight On Gay Marriage

    Getting The Words Of Jesus Straight On Gay Marriage

    Since the beginning of the church there have been many individuals with many conflicting beliefs who have called themselves Christian. The Gnostics believed that you could ascend the levels of being and become gods. They claimed to be Christians. A very large group today who also call themselves Christians believe that you can become a god with your own world to rule. There have been | Read More »