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) 59% 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 »

    All 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 ‘All 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 ‘All Americans Lives Matter.’ I’d love | 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 »

    So Who Cares If Babies Get Crushed

    One of the benefits (drawbacks?) of having a liberal wife and talking to her idiot liberal friends is that I can find out how they really think about controversial subjects like the Planned Parenthood baby crushing program. As conservatives you all are not only outraged by what’s been happening, you also can’t understand the lack of any outrage or concern by the liberals about this, | Read More »

    Why We Can’t Have Mental Health Checks on Gun Owners

      Because the government would be involved.           #IRStargetingscandal, #Benghazi, #VAscandal, #ObamacareRollout, #$18triDeficit   Paul is a freelance writer from Gainesville, Ga.  Visit Paul at http://pauldragu.com/  or email him at [email protected]

    mitch HAS GOT TO GO!!!!!!

    We have got to STOP supporting the failed Republican Party. We have got to stand up and say loudly and clearly that we will NOT support RINOs.

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    My Proposals for a Possible Constitutional Personal Weapon Amendment

    I feel that this country really needs to have constitutional convention, so I’m presenting on Redstate my thoughts about various topics. I realize this diary won’t be popular, but we should hash things out in public in advance. The original constitutional convention officially had strict secrecy. This is my idea of what a possible successor amendment to Amendment II might look like. Weapon Possession Amendment | Read More »

    ACLU-NH’s selective First Amendment defense

    The New Hampshire Union Leader on July 24 carried an American Civil Liberties Union of New Hampshire op-ed. The topic was free speech and the First Amendment, particularly where political signs are concerned. The op-ed celebrated judicial determination that while content-neutral regulation is permissible, content-based regulation amounts to censorship and is a no-no. Feast on this paragraph, wherein the writers speculate on what could happen if | Read More »

    IMPORTANT! UPDATED 7/27: Preibus, you dumb ass: Did you hear what Trump just said? “I identify with some things as a Democrat”

     Well, well..looks like Preibus was paying attention after all ( Mods may now apologize) RNC chief: GOP candidates should pledge not to seek third party *************************************************************************** Trump: ‘I identify with some things as a Democrat’ Reince..you’ve got one last chance. Get him out of the debates now. He self identifies as a Democrat. He has threatened to run as an third party candidate. He will | Read More »

    If Black Lives do in fact matter, where’s the outcry over millions of aborted black babies?

    Blacks are about 13% of the US population, yet account for 37% of all abortions. Black women are  five times more likely to abort than white women. About 1,900 black babies are aborted EVERY DAY in America. Since 1973, almost 17 MILLION black babies have been killed. Genocide, anyone? Michael Novak: ” Abortion has swept through the Black community like a scythe, cutting down every | Read More »

    Why Empires Fall

    Although the generalization is usually applied to republics, according to Sir John Glubb, a British author and lecturer, most empires don’t last longer than 250 years. The Nation                                  Dates of Rise & Fall  Duration in Years Assyria                                         859 – 612 B.C.           247 Persia                 | Read More »

    The Free Enterprise System, Morality, Prosperity, Fairness and Happiness

    The Free Enterprise System, Morality, Prosperity, Fairness and Happiness Milton Friedman delivers the Gettysburg address in brevity and clarity why the free enterprise system, “capitalism” which I do not like because it is an inaccurate Marxist term, is the best economic system yet devised for providing the most prosperity to the most people in 2 minutes 23 seconds. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWsx1X8PV_A Arthur Brooks explains why the free | Read More »

    All Lives Do Matter and There Is No Need For An Apology

    At a recent gathering of liberal miscreants, Martin O’Malley was shouted down by members of an even greater group of miscreants- blacklivesmatter- while he said “all lives matter.”  He later apologized for his statement.  This stems from a culture of victimization within the African-American community perpetuated by the race industry and their liberal enablers.  Martin O’Malley can count himself among the enablers.  They perpetuate the | Read More »

    Iran: A Sober View

    Within hours of last week’s Iran nuclear deal the Left-wing Democrats, the Israel lobby, and the Obama-haters had all expressed their studied conclusions. Realistically, it will take a few months to understand whether we should be praising Barack Obama and John Kerry (no matter how much we may dislike their politics) or comparing them to “peace in our time” Neville Chamberlain. For better or worse, | Read More »

    Trump vs. Political Correctness

    Don’t vote for Trump, but do support his breach of political correctness.

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    See there, Black Lives DO Matter……to MSNBC: Alex Wagner, Ed Schultz, The Cycle GONE, but Rev Al lives on ( for now?)

    In case you missed today’s least important news, the changes, (and heads) at MSNBC have begun to roll Cancelled are Ed Schultz, Alex Wagner, and The Cycle ( which means that we also get to say bye-bye to that avowed racist and anti-Semite, Toure….a “twofer” if you’re keeping score here) Chuck Todd, “El Rushbo’s” favorite punching bag, gets a new one hour gig, and Brian | Read More »

    Donald Trump in 2015: Still supports government-run universal healthcare

    Donald Trump in 2015: Still supports government-run universal healthcare

    The fraud that is Donald J. Trump’s presidential campaign continues to be exposed. His decades-long support of liberal policies has come to light, but his supporters were quick to dismiss it. Ronald Reagan changed too, they said. As for Trump’s positions today, well we don’t really know them. It would be helpful if his website had an issues page, but it doesn’t. However, a few days | Read More »

    WWCD? (“What will Chuckie do?)

    Maybe it should read “JWTHICSGDN?” “Just what the heck is Chuckie Schumer gonna do now?” One of the longest running inside the Beltway jokes was that the most dangerous place to be in Washington was between Chuckie Schumer and a camera. The man was noted for his eagerness to get face time with the media, and would hold a presser at the drop of a | Read More »

    UN looks to seize guns using RFID technology

    UN looks to seize guns using RFID technology

    At a recent meeting of nations participating in the United Nations’ Programme of Action (POA), ideas were discussed on ways to track civilian weapons, component parts, and ammunition, and how the United States should spend more money helping foreign countries accomplish those goals. The Second Meeting of Governmental Experts (MGE2) discussed a couple of agenda items that should give pause to Americans who love the | Read More »

    Myra Adams: Trump’s Brand is Now ‘Worth Zero’ and How It Can Be Saved

    Exclusive to RedState On June 16, 2015 at Trump Tower in New York City, Donald Trump’s eldest daughter, 33-year- old Ivanka Trump, introduced her father before he declared himself a candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. During her remarks Ivanka described one of her father’s unique personality traits, which in retrospect contained the seeds of his own destruction: “My father is the opposite of | Read More »

    Time to Rethink the Death Penalty

    The death penalty has been around since our founding and before.  The first known execution occurred in the Jamestown colony in 1612.  There are erroneous assumptions on both sides of the issue that need to be discussed before the issue is actually tackled.  The first is the belief that our Founders somehow disapproved of capital punishment.  In fact, none of them did.  Thomas Jefferson proposed | Read More »

    Oration Proves The Extent To Which Michelle Obama Undermines American Liberty

    It could be justifiably argued that academic commencement addresses are pretty much a waste of time. If people were honest, nobody usually gives a hoot about what is being said. Most are simply in attendance to hear their name or see a loved one walk across the stage and then they are off to either a family dinner or party. Yet, in the past, a | Read More »

    Forbes.com: Ten Signs The F-35 Fighter Program Is Becoming A Smashing Success

    After facing multiple challenges in recent years, the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter Program is nearing initial readiness for combat. The Marines are close to declaring initial operating capability (IOC) for their F-35B variant, with the expectation of meeting this milestone by the end of July. According to an opinion piece from Loren Thompson on Forbes.com, the program is rapidly becoming a “smashing success”: | Read More »

    We Must Move Past The Empty Calories Of Trumpism, And Return To Conservatism

    We Must Move Past The Empty Calories Of Trumpism, And Return To Conservatism

    The next president will face serious issues that demand serious leadership. Because of the failed foreign policy of the Obama Administration, our 45th president will have to deal with an emboldened Iran that will have renewed access to hundreds of billions of dollars that even the Obama Administration acknowledges can be used to fund terrorism. This, combined with an agreement that amounts to nuclear appeasement, | Read More »

    Sandra Bland as a Teachable Moment

    I first heard the name Sandra Bland in relation to the Martin O’Malley free-for-all shoutdown that occurred at NetRoots, ably reported here by streiff.  I almost did not pay any attention, but then saw a follow-up this morning on Fox.  Out of morbid curiosity, I decided to watch the full video released by the Texas Department of Public Safety.  I found that it summed up | Read More »

    How Obama Was Elected In The First Place

    Take your mind back to early 2008, think of the Democrat Iowa caucus of that year. Obama woos the crowds of solid, stolid responsible Iowa farmers, suburbanites, and ordinary workers, 99% of whom are white. This was the start of his meteoric rise, beating Hillary, and building that Big Mo that would sweep the nation in an epileptic fit of Obamamania. How did this happen?  | Read More »

    Response to Stephen V. Monsma

    Stephen Monsma is a bright intellectual light, and he also appears to be a confessing Christian. He recently wrote a piece for The Center for Public Justice titled, “Neither a Christian Nor a Secular Nation,” in which he proposed that our nation needs to adopt principled pluralism as a guiding concept. His conceptual model is based on recent Michigan law that will authorize faith-based adoption | Read More »

    Gen. Wesley Clark wants U.S. citizens put in internment camps

    Gen. Wesley Clark wants U.S. citizens put in internment camps

    Retired General Wesley Clark, a former presidential candidate for the Democrat party and the past supreme allied commander of NATO, was a vocal critic of George W. Bush’s response to the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon; saying that Bush overreacted in a way that violated the civil liberties of everyday Americans. Constitutional rights? That was so yesterday. In a recent | Read More »

    Bad Bills Are Like Bad Relationships: We Don’t Need a Break – We Need a Break-Up

    Just about all of us have been there. Dating someone – and it isn’t working. You don’t get along. The person doesn’t give you what you want. You aren’t happy. You each try to change the person, hoping a tweak here or there will suddenly, magically make it work. It doesn’t. You’re friends don’t like the person. Heck – THEIR friends don’t think you two | Read More »

    Turn it into a Movie

    Millennials are a bit problematic when it comes to the news and politics.  They get their news from buzzfeed while also watching cat videos (on the same site, raising the site’s profile and making it seem more legitimate.)  They hear about politics from their Überlib professors.  They learn about culture from television and movies.  The latter category, I believe, would be the most effective way of | Read More »

    The Costs of Immigration, Legal and Illegal, and the Role and Rise of Donald Trump

    The Costs of Immigration, Legal and Illegal, and the Role and Rise of Donald Trump Stalin is reputed to have said: “The death of one man is a tragedy; the death of millions is a statistic.” Leaving aside how illegal (and legal) immigrants reduce wages and increase unemployment for American workers, and leaving aside how they burden American taxpayers, ($25 Billion per year in California) | Read More »

    Governor Bush’s diary “lets not rock the boat”

    I am glad to see that Governor Bush’s staff posted a statement here. He made his case for reigning in spending and holding bureaucrats accountable. But I have some concerns. He sounds like someone OK with big government, someone who thinks we should tweak it, but not break it. I don’t see anything about repealing ObamaCare, protecting citizens from the damaged caused by unrestrained immigration, | Read More »

    With Friends Like These: Huma Abedin

    Today, we take on the truly bizarre relationship between Hillary Clinton and long-time aid and confidant, Huma Abedin. For Abedin, the troubling part starts with her parents, mainly her mother who is a sociologist and strong advocate of Sharia law.  She was also on the board of the International Islamic Council for Dawa and Its Relief which was part of the Union of Good, an | Read More »

    Breitbart’s Mike Flynn: Wish GOP Would Fight Progressives Like They Fought Me(IL18 Special Election)

    Mike Flynn Breitbart editor Mike Flynn was a bit reflective Tuesday night about his unsuccessful bid earlier this month in the IL 18 special election against Darin LaHood and pointed out how he wished establishment Republicans in the Central Illinois district would fight progressives as much and as hard as they fought against his insurgent campaign to replace the disgraced [mc_name | Read More »

    Awesome: Rand Paul verbally aborts Planned Parenthood

    Awesome: Rand Paul verbally aborts Planned Parenthood

    Like most other conservatives, I was ecstatic when Rand Paul seized control of the abortion debate, forcing the Democrats and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) 10% to admit that they are in favor of late-term abortion. So I was once again very pleased to see Rand Paul use excellent messaging and destroy the very argument for Planned Parenthood’s continued existence. Check out the | Read More »

    Donald Trump: Making a case for court jesters and rodeo clowns.

      You either love him or hate him. In any given hour of the day, his name is on the lips of some politician or media talking head. I haven’t seen this much celebrity notoriety since Charlie Sheen launched his incomprehensible “My Violent Torpedo of Truth” tour to an incredulous public. Winning was never like this. Donald Trump’s remarks on immigration may not have that | Read More »