Sweet Meteor of Death…Missed It By THAT Much

    Sweet Meteor of Death...Missed It By THAT Much

    In the “extinction-level event” department, asteroid 2014-YB35 will (likely) not hit Earth tomorrow.  It’s going to miss us by a measly 2.4 million miles.  That’s about 10 times the orbit radius of the Moon, and 1/10th the distance between Earth and Venus (1/20th the distance to Mars).  In astronomical terms, it’s a close miss. We should celebrate tomorrow as Extinction Avoidance Day.  Possible appropriate events | Read More »

    Why the GOP Should Fear Al Gore in 2016

    Re-posted from The Blaze Al Gore says he is not running for president (yet) and that’s good news for the GOP. With support for Hillary Clinton’s nascent presidential bid rapidly declining among Democrats, influential Vox writer, Ezra Klein, recently birthed an amusing scenario with his widely reported piece titled, “Al Gore should run for president.” Given Klein’s main premise — “climate change is an existential | Read More »

    I am a number 2 pencil

    I am a number 2 pencil. I am a classic. I have been used to fill in the circles on standardized tests. I have done countless hours of homework, and letters to Grandma. I have been used, by the Russians, to write in space. (NASA, by default, found me too low tech. So they spent millions designing a pen that will write inverted, and in zero-gravity). I | Read More »

    Flank Attack! The Danger of ‘Big Little Government’

    For a long time, ‘local control’ has been a major tenet of the conservative movement… Now, before someone brands me a heretic for even daring to discuss the subject & suggest that it might be changing, all I ask is that you hear me out. I recognize that those with strong libertarian impulses are going to disagree with the points I make here, because they | Read More »

    Parents: Get Rid of Islamic Infiltration by Libya, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia via Common Core in your state

    “Where did Common Core come from?” is a question I often hear from parents in every state I’ve visited as I travel the country speaking about the Islamic infiltration of America. Because in 2014-2015 America, public school students via Common Core are: Public school sponsored trips to mosques via taxpayer expense, girls must wear head scarves (Colorado parents complain), Debating whether or not the Holocaust was | Read More »

    Screw Your Cotton Courage, Congress: Impeach the Lawbreaker

    How many times must America hear that President Obama has broken our laws before Congress does its job? How many breaks will it take til they know that too many laws have been broke? How many lies will he tell til they know that too many lies have been told? How many deaths will it take ’til Congress actually acts, instead of going on FOX | Read More »

    Obama Revealed Israel’s Nuclear Secrets

    Obama Revealed Israel's Nuclear Secrets

    Israel’s nuclear secrets are now declassified by the U.S. government.  Wait, what?  How was this missed by the media? Did Israel make the first move when it provided details of U.S. negotiations with Iran to Congress, or was it really the U.S. who made the first move against the Zionist Entity Israel? It appears that the Obama administration struck first. In early February, the Defense Department | Read More »

    Give Cruz a Chance

    In the past few days, I have read with some amusement and amazement reactions to the announced Presidential candidacy of .  Much of the “criticism” is coming from the Right.  Before a speech has been made on the actual campaign trail, before a single dollar has been raised, before a single debate, before a single baby has been kissed, some have dismissed his chances already. | Read More »

    Dan Barker, Freedom From Religion Foundation: Religion Harms Equality, Women’s/Gay Rights

    On Wednesday evening the Northern Illinois University Secular Student Alliance had the co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, Dan Barker, as their guest speaker. During a more than hour-long talk about religion, atheism, the work of the FFRF, and the establishment clause of the First Amendment Barker said in part that the students in attendance and his organization cared about the “inequality and the | Read More »

    Joe Walsh: Amnesty Could Get Rep. Adam Kinzinger(R-IL) Primaried Like Eric Cantor

    At Tuesday’s LaSalle county Tea Party meeting former congressman Joe Walsh talked about congressman ‘s support for amnesty and how that could lead to him being primaried the way was in 2014. As the night unfolded several people lobbied Walsh to be the person that challenges Kinzinger.   Kinzinger is a Boehner yes man, and has voted repeatedly in favor of President Obama’s executive amnesty.

    Finally: An Actress Who Refuses to Apologize to Radical Feminists

    Actresses these days haven’t given me much of a chance to cheer for them. Just when they begin to make common sense arguments about gender in society, they turn right back around and apologize for them. The first case in point: Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting. I was ready to make “The Big Bang Theory” star my new hero this past January. In an interview with Redbook magazine, | Read More »

    RE: UVA Rape Scandal: Quiet Vindication? by kimberly_ross

    If you haven’t read it, please read the post by kimberly_ross. It’s excellent. My post here is a rant against all of those involved with the Rolling Stone piece. There is a whole lot of blame to go around regarding this story. First is “Jacky”. If she was a legitimate victim, then her lying about this event leaves a brutal rapist ready to strike at | Read More »

    UVA Rape Scandal: Quiet Vindication?

    UVA Rape Scandal: Quiet Vindication?

      From the diaries… We cannot be so eager to protect one segment of the population, at the expense of another, simply to prop up a narrative. This behavior not only assigns more worth to one side, regardless of evidence, but weakens claims of legitimate victims. Such is the case with the well-known University of Virginia rape accusation. While the alleged incident took place in | Read More »

    Common Core: Designed For Failure

    In my previous article, I tried to illustrate the origins of Common Core and why it will ultimately fail.  In this entry, I wish to demonstrate how detrimental Common Core is since it does a serious disservice to students and teachers initially, then parents and ultimately taxpayers and society in general. The obvious fault lies in the fact that this is being held out as | Read More »

    O’Reilly Plays Stupid Regarding Obama’s Transformation Threats

    President Obama speculated that mandatory voting would be transformative in nature. But in the analysis of this policy under consideration, Bill O’Reilly instead decided to spoof and lampoon the President’s most profound reason for making this suggestion. “Transformative” is a euphemism invoked in support of mob rule and the socialistic redistribution of resources and property. Instead of warning the American people as to this danger, | Read More »

    Follow the Money: Tax Season 2015

    Follow the Money: Tax Season 2015

    It’s that time of year again—the annual scramble of organizing pay stubs and receipts and last minute trips to the post office, all reminders of how much of your hard earned income goes to the government. That’s right, it’s tax season. And while the real numbers on your W-4 might reflect a percentage that makes you queasy, the costs of tax preparation can make you | Read More »

    The closing of Leon’s mind…… and thread?

    Now I know what to get Leon for Christmas…a copy of Allan Bloom’s book. I’ve been on RS a few years..first time I ever saw a thread shut down. Is he self-suspending his account? ???? Doesn’t seem the right way to facilitate a debate/discourse..    

    Looters and Thieves Playing Insurance Lotto

    Looters and Thieves Playing Insurance Lotto

    A young dealmaker who fashioned himself to be a fusion of Jordan Belfort and Warren Buffett decided to buy a few insurance companies, and use their marketable assets (known as surplus) to make himself some moe-nay. This kid, Alexander Chatfield Burns, cheated his way under the A-head in the Wall Street Journal when his mini-empire collapsed around his head, while he made a hasty exit through | Read More »

    Cause and effect. Why we need a constitutional convention

    Headline today on the drudge report FEMA toys with denying disaster funds for states that doubt global warming… Headline in the Washington Times article that links to is FEMA targets climate change skeptic governors, could withhold funding New rules put Rick Scott, Bobby Jindal, Chris Christie, Pat McCrory, Greg Abbott in bind The typical reaction is that we need more government intervention to protect us | Read More »

    FCC Net Neutrality Ideology Out of Step with Internet Reality

    “Today, we celebrate the first glorious anniversary of the Information Purification Directives. We have created, for the first time in all history, a garden of pure ideology—where each worker may bloom, secure from the pests purveying contradictory truths. Our Unification of Thoughts is more powerful a weapon than any fleet or army on earth. We are one people, with one will, one resolve, one cause. | Read More »

    A New Approach – To Finally End an Old Farm Bill Problem

    The Farm Bill is a bane of we Conservatives’ existence – and Reality-based policy making. It is a relic of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR)’s horrendously failed New Deal – a top-down, central-planning nightmare mess. And over the last eighty-plus years, FDR’s heinous domestic policy has gone global. A worldwide farm market has arisen. We no longer just grow for ourselves. We sell all over | Read More »

    Common Core: The Background

    If there is one thing that has united conservatives and liberals, it is opposition to Common Core.  Both sides oppose it for different reasons.  On the Left, the opposition is practical while on the Right the opposition is philosophical and, in some cases, practical.  The Left opposes Common Core because it offends a key constituency of that group- teachers and teacher unions.  Part and parcel | Read More »

    Mandatory Voting Means More Money, Not Less

    While speaking in Cleveland about the importance of middle class economics the President said that “It would be transformative if everybody voted — that would counteract money more than anything.”  In fact, exactly the opposite is true.  If you want to reduce the amount of money involved in politics, make it harder to vote. I ran for State Representative in 2014.  I was holding a | Read More »

    Rather Than Pillory Candidate Ted Cruz, Convince Us Yours Is Better

    Although I don’t wish to wade into the now-busy airspace surrounding the merits or demerits of ‘s newly minted presidential run–a sensible example of the latter having been posited by Charles Cooke over at National Review–I do want to add a note nonetheless regarding the inevitable criticisms of inbound candidates. It’s been interesting over the last 24 hours gauging the reactions of the myriad corners | Read More »

    What Part of “Death to America” Doesn’t President Obama Understand?

    The supreme religious leader of Iran has once again called for “death to America”.  He is reiterating what has been the official line of the Iranian theocracy since the revolution in 1979.  Nothing has changed. Apologists for Iran and the wishful thinkers in this administration have tried to convince themselves and us that the election of a “moderate” as the secular leader of Iran signals | Read More »

    The End of Specialty License Plates?

    The End of Specialty License Plates?

    What if the government made you rent a signboard from them—forced you to have it with you at all times, and then charged you for the privilege to put whatever message you want on it?  What if the government then said that signboard was really theirs, and they had the right to approve or deny what you wanted to place on the signboard? This isn’t | Read More »

    Objections to Cruz’ Candidacy Answered

    I think the main objections to as a presidential candidate can be boiled down to the following two: lacks the necessary executive experience needed to lead effectively as president is too conservative and controversial to win in the general election Executive Experience This is basically a trust issue.  The objection can be restated “Do I trust this candidate to preside in a way the moves | Read More »

    Is Obama’s disdain for Netanyahu designed to forestall an Israeli strike on the Iranian nuke sites.

    Much has been written of late about Obama’s behavior towards Netanyahu.  Just the other day, we heard  talk that the administration would begin to “reassess” the relationship with Israel. Yes, Obama is both petty and petulant, and worked overtime to try and oust Bibi from office. But the comments and actions coming from the White House are so out of proportion to Bibi’s supposed “faux | Read More »

    What happened to the “Last Mile”?

    The term “Net Neutrality” was coined by Columbia Professor Tim Wu in 2003. Net Neutrality originally referred to management of the “last mile” of the network over which data flows into a person’s home, but the debate has grown beyond that in recent years. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decided on February 26th to apply utility style regulations to the Internet by reclassifying it as | Read More »

    Marita Noon: Oil and gas exports—one policy change, many benefits

    “Why can’t we export crude oil and natural gas?” you might ask—especially when the U.S. can export refined petroleum products such as gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel. The NYT explains: “In 2011, the country pivoted from being the world’s largest importer of petroleum products to becoming one of the leading exporters.” At that point, for the first time in 21 years, refined petroleum became our number one export product—though Pritzker never mentioned that.

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    AWOL Government? ISIS Recruiting Online At Faster Rate Than Are Being Killed On The Ground

    ISIS has been using Twitter for years. Hamas, Hezbollah, al Qaeda, al-Nusra Front and other terrorist groups are all on Twitter. U.S. (R-TX), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade and member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee is deeply concerned about terrorists’ online presence. On January 27, Poe’s subcommittee held a hearing on terrorists’ use of social media, during which experts | Read More »

    The FCC Delivers the Latest Dose of Obama Cronyism

    The huge-er government gets – the greater its ability to deliver cronyism goodies. The bigger the wallet government has – the larger the regulatory hammer it wields – the more Crony Socialism it can dispense. Remember when President Barack Obama said this? “We’re going to punish our enemies and reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us.” The Obama | Read More »

    The Left is Unhinged Over Cruz on Climate Change

    The Left is Unhinged Over Cruz on Climate Change

    California Governor Moonbeam Jerry Brown certified himself non compos mentis on NBC’s Meet The Press Sunday, raving that is unfit to be president because he’s not a Climate Change Bot. “So, it’s climate disruption of many different kinds,” Brown added. “And that man betokens such a level of ignorance and a direct falsification of scientific data. It’s shocking and I think that man has rendered | Read More »

    Microaggression- Silliness By Any Other Name

    A recent article in both Salon and Alternet discussed the concept of “microaggression.”  This is the assertion that small, subtle forms of racism permeate American society and target minorities every day.  Originating out of Critcical Race Theory, it says that unconscious actions have a cumulative negative effect on blacks and although laws and attitudes have changed over the years, these small actions permeate throughout society and interactions with | Read More »

    The “Ted Jumps In Tomorrow” thread.

    This news has been all over the place today. Yesterday, said he had a major political announcement he would give from Liberty University tomorrow.  There was speculation at several sites and there was word from Politico.com that he was definitely in. Much will be written about him tomorrow but let’s jump the gun RedStaters. I appreciate there are those who wish for a sitting Governor. Or | Read More »

    Obama Wants To Be Harry Truman to Palestine

    Obama Wants To Be Harry Truman to Palestine

    One of Harry Truman’s most treasured possessions was a small Torah given to him by Dr. Chaim Weizmann, Israel’s first president.  The gift was given in appreciation of a singular act of courage in a postwar world filled with deprivation and starvation in Europe, and an economic boom in America.  Hundreds of thousands of Jewish refugees lived in the same camps constructed to efficiently kill | Read More »

    Barack Obama And Iran – A Love Story: How Far Will One Man Go To Validate His Nobel Peace Prize? And What Price Will The World Pay?

    Thirty two years ago Ronald Reagan introduced his Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) to the world with this quote: “We maintain the peace through our strength; weakness only invites aggression.” Derided by the left as being scientifically impossible and having the potential of reigniting the arms race with the Soviets, “Star Wars” as they called it, became a sufficient worry for the Soviets that it actually | Read More »

    This is what Fundamentally Transformative Means.

    We now live in a country, the United States, that has been fundamentally transformed as Barack Obama has promised.  It’s important to remind you all who the country is that has implemented this completely new direction, the United States.  The result of this transformation leaves us with this picture. Obama and the American leftists, after using government funds to oust Benjamin Netanyahu as the Prime Minister of Israel, | Read More »

    True Leadership

    When Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasabeh was brutally executed by burning at the hands of ISIS, Jordan unleashed a barrage of attacks against the terrorist organization.  Although figures are hard to come by, Jordanian claims of over 7,000 ISIS fighters killed seemed exaggerated.  If one remembers, prior to this attack the Jordanian government had been engaged in negotiations to free that pilot in exchange for a | Read More »

    With Jeb Fading, Is John Kasich The New Est. Pick?

    With Jeb Fading, Is John Kasich The New Est. Pick?

    The Race so Far When Jeb Bush leaped into the race last December, Bush and his handlers thought that his name, money, and organization alone would clear the field and his name would have the same magic as it did for his brother. However, his magic seems to have run dry. Larry Sabato, who is known as the most quoted political science professor, for one, thought | Read More »

    2016 GOP Presidential Candidates Must Repudiate The Bush Administration

    2016 GOP Presidential Candidates Must Repudiate The Bush Administration

    If Republicans want to win in 2016, they must repudiate the Bush administration. The 2008 presidential election was a referendum on the Bush administration, as were the 2006 midterm elections. The results were clear: Americans overwhelmingly wanted change. Let us also be clear on this: the Bush administration was an abject failure. The Iraq war was the Vietnam war of it’s time. It was based | Read More »

    Medicare pits Medical Professionals against Consumers

    My mother had a massive stroke in November.  In the four months since, my father has been in an almost constant battle with the medical professionals working with her.  It began when in ICU, when they wanted to move her to a regular room.  Then once she was in another part of the hospital, the personnel there wanted to move her to a nursing home. | Read More »

    Marco Rubio for US Senate

    We have a surplus of good Republican candidates running for President in 2016, one of the best potential Republican candidate fields in many elections. As such, it does beg a question of  whether candidates who run  with a low probability of victory should instead bow out and pursue lesser office. Both and have the dilemma of being up for re-election in 2016.  For Marco Rubio, | Read More »

    A New Civil Rights Movement This Isn’t

    A New Civil Rights Movement This Isn't

      From the diaries… For all the rejecting of the past, many of the disgruntled in the current generation are fixated on connecting themselves to it. Assuming that you share a similar struggle romanticizes a current one, and props up beliefs and actions which otherwise might be dismissed by others. While continuing a legitimate fight for a cause may continue for decades, breathing life into | Read More »

    Reform Medicare Now

    Washington is broken and no better example of this is the fight Congress is having over the Budget and something called “Doc Fix.” Both the House and the Senate are going to battle over the budget for the next fiscal year. Before that fight happens, they are going to deal with another budgetary nightmare — “Doc Fix.” The biggest problem is that our federal government | Read More »

    Light One Candle

    Over the years I have used these articles to chronicle America’s slide from a nation based on limited government, personal liberty and economic opportunity to one based on an all-powerful central government, an apathetic public bought off with entitlements, and a regulated economy in free-fall to stagnation if not contraction. The professional politicians, their casino capitalist cronies and the media/academic alliance that justifies and promotes | Read More »

    Stop 24/7 GPS Tracking of Your Car

    A number of states are preparing to pull the trigger on tracking your car by GPS. 24/7. Oregon is the furthest towards mandatory application. The Obama Administration’s Department of Transportation is also pushing the concept, as are various interests in industry who either would profit from or collect data from the implementation. The anti-private-auto activists would find the trackers useful to enable the technology to | Read More »

    Open Thread-Anything and Everything

    Folks…I don’t know how to create a link…WCP tried to help me…but it would not work…perhaps need to update to another program.  At any rate.  Look for my reply so I can link this.  Thx…rightlane.  I will try..but if you don’t see the link on this page…go down to the reply.  

    Did Hillary’s three top aides at State sign the separation papers when they left?

    Why hasn’t this question been asked as of yet? OK….Hillary’s dodged a bullet, for now. Seems she didn’t have to, sort of, sign the standard separation agreement when she left the State Dept. There are reports that her three top aides…..er, political staff, at State..Huma Abedin, Cheryl Mills, and Philippe Reines..also had private email accounts on the Clinton DIY server. Benghazi committee head has subpoenaed | Read More »

    Immigration “Reform” is Democracy Turned Upside-Down

    Immigration Reform is democracy upside-down.  Instead of citizens choosing their leaders, leaders are choosing new citizens. Let’s just cut to the chase about what the immigration reform debate is all about.  It is not about a compassionate effort to bring people from “out of the shadows”.  It is not about national security.  It is about two facts. Fact 1: The people running our government want | Read More »