Five Reasons Why the Shroud of Turin Could Be Authentic

    Today, Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ commonly known as Easter or, less commonly, Resurrection Sunday.   If it were not for this event Christianity, the world’s largest religion, would not exist and Jesus, instead of being the most significant person in history, would have been just another forgotten Jewish man crucified by the Romans around 33AD. For those who are truly celebrating Christ’s | Read More »

    Scientific Evidence for the Resurrection

    Scientific Evidence for the Resurrection

    There are many who think Christians are anti-science. I’m a Christian, but I embrace science and see it as one more tool for finding the truth. I see an all powerful creator in the Big Bang, when our universe exploded into existence in a flash of light out of nothing at all. I see a designer in biological machines like the bacterial flagellum, which cannot be explained | Read More »

    The Watercooler ~ Just As I Am

    This being the first Passover/Easter season to celebrate since my mom passed away last year, I had to hunt down some good music to share. While I know that these may not be “traditional” Easter songs, nevertheless, they each express gratefulness to our Savior in their own way. Enjoy. This next song, In The Garden, is in memory of my mom who loved Willie Nelson | Read More »

    The Obama press conference — a smug, shameful liar on FULL display

      Did you see the latest Obama presser?  If so, I’m sorry, because you watched a man who’s made lying an art, his life’s work and legacy, elevating the heretofore shameful practice of degeneracy to levels that could make a polygraph smoke. I did watch - every painful minute - but as I’m visiting Oregon (back in the race-car bed beneath Farrah ) I saw it coming—TV. | Read More »

    Week 16 Chronological Bible Reading – 2014

    Week 16 – 2014 April Monday 21 1 Samuel 20-21; Psalm 56; 34 Tuesday 22 1 Sam. 22-23; 1 Chron. 12:8-18; Psalms 52; 54; 63; 142 Wednesday 23 1 Sam.24; Psalm 57; 1 Sam. 25 Thursday 24 1 Sam. 26-29; 1Chron. 12:1-7,19-22 Friday 25 1 Sam. 30-31; 1 Chron. 10; 2 Sam. 1 Saturday 26 2 Sam. 2-4 Sunday 27 2 Sam. 5:1-6:11; 1 Chron.11:1-9; | Read More »

    Easter Weekend and the Clash of Faith versus Science

    I believe the Pope is saying in his brilliant Regensburg remarks, that we must be cautious that we are indeed using “right reason” or an “informed conscience” or else the supposed attempt to use science as a replacement for faith becomes itself an exercise in subjectivity, not the use of objective reality and science.

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    Has Los Angeles Fallen, or Was it Pushed?

    Has Los Angeles Fallen, or Was it Pushed?

    I bet you have been recently thinking: How can we keep Los Angeles from turning into a post-apocalyptic wasteland like Detroit?  The Los Angeles 2020 Commission has the answers.  Well, they hedge a bit and don’t claim to have ALL the answers.  Their keen analysis identified several problems in Los Angeles: Jobs Poverty Traffic Poor education Decaying infrastructure resulting from budget woes There is no | Read More »

    Parents Can’t Win In The Eyes Of Liberal Elites

    The cover of the April 2014 Atlantic Magazine is titled “The Over-Protected Kid: New Research Shows He’ll Grow Up More Fearful And Less Creative”. Provided he is not on welfare, is that really anyone’s business? The parents are pretty much screwed over any way they turn. Let your kid run wild, and you’ll get slapped with abuse allegations. Not yet your kid play with matches | Read More »

    West Virginia’s Crony Capitalism Costs State Millions

    Crony capitalism continues to keep West Virginia behind, discourages reputable businesses from setting up shop here, and gives ammunition to liberals who decry the evils of capitalism. And things won’t change until Democrats are booted from control of West Virginia’s economic development.

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    Will the “Gay Games” boycott Ace and Yellow Cabs?

    This make-nice attitude toward Muslims isn’t due to some mutual inclusiveness, Kumbaya-singing spirit that gays and Muslims share. In countries ruled by Sharia law, homosexuals are beheaded. The soft-step is due to one thing only: fear. The LGBT political-social agenda is scared to death (literally) to engage in the kind of bullying, slur-hurling, demonizing behavior against Muslims. Nobody wants a fatwah on their heads, and that’s exactly what will happen to anyone calling Muslim cab drivers haters.

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    Happy Spring Black Friday!

    http://www.mlgoodell.webs.com We owe a debt of gratitude to the folks at Home Depot who came up with the wonderful concept called Spring Black Friday. At last, we have a name for the awkward Friday before Easter. For years people have referred to it as, uh, you know, that day when schools are out, Wall Street is closed, and there’s nothing to do but go to | Read More »

    “Fixing” the Voting Rights Act

    In response to the Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County, Alabama vs. Holder, Rep. Sensenbrenner and Senator Leahy have introduced legislation which they hope will “correct” the infirmities of the original Voting Rights Act last updated in 2006.  To recap, at issue in Shelby County was the formula used to determine which states or political subdivisions were to covered under Section 5.  That section is | Read More »

    Did Lois Lerner Want Conservatives to go to Jail?

    New emails show that at the same time the IRS was targeting hundreds of conservative groups, at a time Lois Lerner was fully aware of it, and was about to plant a question to supposedly apologize for it, Lerner was colluding with her former boss from the FEC, who was essentially now a liberal lobbyist, and the Obama DOJ to “piece together” criminal charges against conservative groups, not because of any hard evidence, but because liberal Senators and left-leaning groups “think” they should.

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    Don’t Hurt People and Don’t Take Their Stuff

    Here’s the opening of the book. Don’t hurt people, and don’t take their stuff. Simple and straightforward, that’s liberty in a nutshell – no assembly required. And yet it seems like, more and more, the decisions Washington makes about what to do for us, or to us, or even against us, are having an increasingly adverse impact on our lives. Young people can’t find jobs, | Read More »

    Why I can’t send my kids to public school

    I can’t send my kids to public school because there they will learn that Christians belong in the closet, that standing up for yourself is intolerant and hateful, that everybody must affirm and celebrate everybody else regardless of what they believe (except Christians), that cultural rules and “norms” are just old fashioned roles to be broken, but the rules of the school are inviolate without exception. That’s not learning, it’s indoctrination.

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    This is the Real War On Women – Waged By White Progressive Women Against Women of Color

    What is the common denominator in the photos below? It occurred to me, after reading Breeann’s diary and then Aaron’s on the slimy legislation being pushed in Denver, that when a picture formed in my mind of every pro-abort rally I had ever seen on television or online, the crowd seemed decidedly “pale”.  I did a Google image search for “pro choice rally”. These pictures | Read More »

    Solar flares up

    It is amazing that something that seems as upbeat as “free” electricity from the sun can have such a dark side. I started covering some of the shenanigans from the solar industry last summer when I wrote about the “Green Tea Party” in Georgia. I had no idea what a can of worms I’d opened. In September, I wrote about the net-metering battle taking place | Read More »

    Obamacare Must Go Regardless of Who is Obama’s Next HHS Nominee!

    At the end of the day, we all want Americans to have access to affordable, quality healthcare, but Obamacare is the wrong path to get to that goal.

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    The Watercooler ~ Heaven Is For Real Open Thread

    I haven’t seen an open thread in a while so I thought I would put one up with a trailer of another new faith-based movie being released today, “Heaven Is For Real.” It is based upon a true story of the Burpo family whose four-year-old son had a near-death experience and actually went to heaven where he had quite an amazing experience.  Among many things | Read More »

    F-35 Fleet Surpasses 15,000 Flying Hours

    (Photo: Lockheed Martin) “Flying 15,000 hours itself demonstrates that the program is maturing, but what I think is even more impressive is the fact that operational F-35s accounted for more than half of those flight hours,” said J.D. McFarlan, Lockheed Martin’s vice president for F-35 Test & Verification. “While the fleet continues to train, we are actively flight testing the software and mission systems that | Read More »

    Jim Moran retires from Congress; joins the Tea Party

    Jim Moran, (D-Va) announced his retirement from Congress last week, and to just about everyone’s utter astonishment, promptly came out in support of the Tea Party. Moran stated that members of congress deserved a raise; that it was impossible for them to live on $174,000/year, with the demands of the job ( i.e maintaining a second residence), unless they had other sources of income. Moran, | Read More »

    Health Care: You Break It; You Pay for It

    But here’s an idea for Leftist states that scrambled to get “free money” by validating ObamaCare: You broke it; you pay for it.

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    Greg Walden (Wuss-OR)

    On Sunday, while being interviewed by Democratic operative Candy Crowley on CNN’s State of the Union, Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY) – Chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee was happy enough to enlighten us of his belief – no doubt shared by his fellow Democrats on Capitol Hill, that a “significant extent” of the Republican party base is “animated by racism.” Of course, he made | Read More »

    Pennsylvania GOP Tax Increase Causes Primary Problem for House Whip Stan Saylor

    The Republican controlled Pennsylvania Governor and both chambers of the state legislature, under Republican State Representative and “Majority Whip” (the number two position in the House) Stan Saylor, increased gas taxes last year. I have so far not found any Commonwealth conservative who is anything less than super angry about it.

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    The Tea Party: More Philosophy and Less Politics

    In a previous article, I tried to statistically illustrate that the Tea Party’s electoral strength in 2010 was exaggerated by the media.  Although there were some 56 or so members officially in the Tea Party Caucus in the House, it represented about 25% of total Republicans.  In the interim, the media had said the power of the Tea Party was waning yet the number of Tea Party-affiliated, | Read More »

    The Liberal Media Owns This Debacle

    After 4 decades the media and the left have finally gotten the government they have been waiting for.. They have effectually torn up the constitution favoring individual freedom for a vague utopian ideal serving mass equality through collectivism and embracing a Marxist ideology that so famously failed in the former Soviet Union. So now we have the supreme leader and the top heavy power of | Read More »

    Senator @MaryLandrieu’s Newest Awful Ad

    Mary Landrieu’s campaign was up early this morning, pushing a new ad that touts her fantastic appointment to the chair of the Senate Energy Committee. For weeks, they have been singing the praises of the promotion, using it as campaignable material because there is not a thing she can run on. It’s her second ad to be released in the state (POLITICO got that wrong, | Read More »

    To Be Frank: West Virginia House Democrats Using Public Resources to Reach Voters

    Democrats in the West Virginia House of Delegates fear losing their power, and they’ll do anything to maintain their stranglehold on West Virginia. That includes using their public office and state resources to reach potential voters.

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    My Experience with the Corrupt IRS

    Dr. Milton Wolf Along the way to becoming the “Arch Nemesis of ObamaCare,” I fought against President Obama’s deeply flawed healthcare overhaul, long before it became law. I knew ObamaCare would be a disaster and that my patients would suffer under it. I wrote newspaper columns, did television and radio interviews and traveled the country speaking out. I was a headline speaker at the “Code | Read More »

    The “Consider This!” podcast, Episode 72: Portrait of a Right-Wing Extremist

    The latest episode of the “Consider This!” podcast is out. Conservative commentary in 10 minutes or less. This is a special edition of “Consider This!” I wrote an essay back in 1996, when the label “right-wing extremist” was being slapped on anyone who leaned conservative. With a few edits, this essay still has something to say to us today. See if you can figure out who this | Read More »

    IRS Chief Calls for a Redo on Proposed Anti-Free Speech Tax-Exempt Rules

    The IRS appears to be backing down – for now – from its ill-conceived, and blatantly unconstitutional, attempt to restrict the free speech rights of conservative and pro-life Americans. It’s a victory for free speech, but don’t be fooled.

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    This #TaxDay, Let’s Also Look to Rid Ourselves of Global Anti-Free Trade Tariffs

    It’s Tax Day in America.  Which brings to mind one of the late, great Ronald Reagan’s many great lines: “Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the Democrats believe every day is April 15.” And of course Reagan was right.  Taxes damage individuals, families and economies every single day of the year – not just on Collection Day. Taxes are about the | Read More »

    What’s really going on with BLM?

    In the case of Bundy, the odds and the law are most definitely stacked against him. What we must consider, as policy, is how the Federal government manages its considerable land holdings. Remember, Constitutional authority to own, dispose and regulate land is vested in the Congress, not the Executive Branch. Our Congress, throughout the years, has ceded regulatory authority to an ever-growing bureaucracy of departments, agencies, bureaus, and offices, each with its own (and some overlapping) fiefdom. This effectively emasculates Congress’ power and allows the President and his administration to order, by fiat, which land is protected, which land is designated, and even seize land under present laws protecting wildlife, the environment, historical sites, and Native American rights, not to mention lands designated for the armed forces.

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    When will it be enough?

    Recently, a Russian fighter buzzed our US Naval Destroyer, the Donald Cook. Not once, not twice, but from reports that I read 12 times, which took about 90 minutes! They passed at a level of 500 feet and 1,000 feet off the ships beam. The Pentagon called the 90 minutes of Russian flying fun, “unprofessional.” Strong. Word. There once was a Naval code that if | Read More »

    Robertson Hurls Monkeyshine At Evolution Debate

    In early February 2014, the sports world completed what could be considered the highlight of its year with the playing of the Super Bowl. Those of a more bookish or scholarly inclination got to enjoy a similar kind of excitement just a few days later when they could pick sides as evangelist Ken Ham faced off against Bill Nye the Science Guy. The issue at | Read More »

    Campaign Finance – Why the Supreme Court Got it Right

    The Supreme Court’s opinion in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission is an important development for campaign finance regulation and a victory for those who support the 1st amendment. As far as legal opinions go, McCutcheon is pretty easy to read. Essentially, the bottom line is that the government has limited constitutional authority to restrict campaign contributions. The government cannot limit campaign finances unless the limit is directly related to preventing corruption. “Money in | Read More »

    John Stone: leading the #FireBoehner charge in #GA12 *DEBATE VIDEOS

    If you’ve been following the GA12 Congressional race in Southeast Georgia, you will find clear contrasts between John Stone and the rest of the candidates.  There’s many that don’t like John Stone in my neck of the woods for purely personality reasons.  Perhaps because he’s not playing the Southern Hospitality game like he should in Southeast Georgia.   Debate #1 for the GA12 GOP primary was | Read More »

    The Real ObamaCare Scoreboard (Spoiler: The Citizens Are Losing)

    At last week’s farewell ceremony for departing Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, the latest victim of ObamaCare’s job genocide, President Obama spoke of the legacy she leaves behind through her oversight of the Affordable Care Act’s implementation. “The final score speaks for itself,” the president said emphatically, referencing the recent announcement that over 7 million individuals have now signed up for insurance | Read More »

    Cliven Bundy

    I am riffing off another poster and friend because he made some good points. Before we go any further, contrary to what some might think, I did not approve of all the things Cliven Bundy did. Most of all he should never have threatened a range war with the Federal Government. That not only put him in danger, but it put his family and those around him | Read More »

    Picking and Choosing

    On Saturday, I volunteered to help out at a Day of Action event in the city where I live. The Louisiana GOP had two forces in play – door-to-door activists and people working the phones. One of the first things I noticed is that phone records are apparently really out of date because of the calls I made, a ton were disconnected. That is neither | Read More »

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    Mitch McConnell can’t kill this ObamaCare defunding effort

    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear had ten days to veto the General Assembly’s agreement to defund ObamaCare in Kentucky and start a huge fight for today and tomorrow, but he didn’t do it. Now, he must accept reality and start taking down the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange. At the top of page Page 124 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act it states “No federal funds for continued | Read More »

    Lost in Space

    I want the GOP to win both houses of Congress, but not at the cost of getting home. This means that we have to have leadership and candidates who support the values we as Republicans hold dear, not the values of the Washington D.C. establishment.

    Maybe if we stuck to just a few points, we can have a general direction home?

    Repeal Obamacare, repeal it not fix it
    Stop the growth of government in all directions – not slow it down, not cut the rate of increase, stop it
    If Republicans can’t get agreement on these two points in the 2014-2016 session, hopefully with control of both houses of congress, then we’ve failed, regardless of how many (R)’s are next to names on the roll call.

    If we can’t get break through the 24-hour news cycle into voters’ minds and hearts, and motivate them to support real issue candidates, not straw men and incumbents, then the GOP will remain lost in space.

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    1776 & 2014 – Complacency and Revolution

    How long has it been since you thought about the American Revolution? In 2014 not that many of us spend our time thinking about the catalysts that caused that revolution over 200 years ago. Who has the time? Between jobs, families, bills, a bit of TV and some recreation and socializing, there are only so many hours in the day. That’s the beauty of things | Read More »

    Speaker Boehner’s Electile Dysfunction

    Speaker Boehner's Electile Dysfunction

    For the first time in years, House Speaker John Boehner has a serious primary challenger. JD Winteregg is a self-described Tea Party candidate. The Speaker is worried enough to be running TV ads in the district, something he has seldom done in the past. Winteregg has an ad of his own, and it’s sure to raise a few, er, eyebrows. Why Boehner is worried Winteregg | Read More »

    On gender identity…

    I’m only writing this cause I’m short on ideas of subjects to write on. I really don’t care about the whole gender identity issue in of itself. If religious liberty got entangled up with it, I would care but I don’t generally speaking. My philosophy is live and let live meaning what individuals do in their personal lives is their own business so long they’re | Read More »

    The Very, Very, Drab, Gray World of Leftists

     Imagine our country where everyone acts alike, thinks alike, eats alike, lives alike, because of equality for all. Equal outcome for everyone regardless of intellect, accomplishments or drive to succeed. We are all equal in all manners and therefore all should get equal treatment. That’s what the Left believes and it’s un-American at the core. They want a pre-destined outcome for every individual by silencing dissent. Either | Read More »

    Government in a nutshell!

    The tribal wisdom of the Plains Indians, passed on from generation to generation, says: “When you discover that you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount. However, in government more advanced strategies are often employed, such as: 1.  Buying a stronger whip. 2. Changing riders. 3. Appointing a committee to study the horse. 4. Arranging to visit other countries to see | Read More »

    Remarks to Freedom Summit, Manchester NH

    From the diaries…

    Thanks ya’ll!

    It’s great to be in New Hampshire! I am so pleased to stand with the two great organizations hosting this Freedom Summit — Citizens United and Americans for Prosperity.

    Citizens United fought to defend our right to free speech — and won a great victory in the United States Supreme Court.

    And Americans for Prosperity is exercising that right to free speech to defend the values we all share — and with your help, we are going to win a great victory this November!

    You might have noticed Harry Reid is a little upset with Americans for Prosperity. Let me tell you, when the Democrat leader is complaining about you on the Senate floor, you know you are doing something right.

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    GA Senate race: Karen Handel is the only one with cojones

    With high profile support from Sarah Palin, and now the American Future Fund, it’s very possible that Handel can accomplish it.

    I hope she does.

    Of all the candidates, she is the only one to show pure backbone. As my uncle used to say “if the queen had balls, she’d be king,” Karen’s got ’em where the other candidates don’t. Where they’ve got resumes, she’s got scars. Where they have degrees, she has life lessons.

    This is not to say that Kingston, Broun, and Gingrey are without merit, but they are more properly in the House, where they can be followers and group-thinkers. In the Senate, which the GOP is expected to take from the Democrats this year, we need pure cojones.

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    Justice John Paul Stevens’ Proposal to Amend the Second Amendment

    A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms when serving in the Militia shall not be infringed.” If retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens had his way, the Second Amendment would be amended (as stated above) in such a manner to make clear that the Amendment does not protect | Read More »