Why We Fight
Today was my final day as a summer law clerk with the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. Now that my U.S. Senate badge is turned in and I no longer in any way speak for the senator for whom I interned — the Honorable Mike Lee of Utah — the time has come for reflection. We live in a deeply disturbed world. Ethnic minority separatists | Read More »
Worrying things with Disqus…
Well, folks, one more thing on the list of reasons it will be a big step forward when RS dumps the Disqus comment platform… Precisely two weeks ago, somebody was repeatedly flagging my comments as spam, to the point that Disqus automatically blocked me from comment. Erick and I had a very candid email exchange about the problems with the platform while it was being | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ Media Becoming Hysterical Over Israel
Joel B. Pollak at Breitbart hit the nail on the head in his analysis regarding the explanation for the media’s increasing shrill cacophony of criticism toward Israel’s handling of the battle against Hamas. Naming MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough, Fox’s Shepherd Smith, and the White House Press Corp as just three examples of the criticism — just yesterday — reaching a collective fevered pitch of near hysteria, | Read More »
David Vitter (R-LA) Supports Common Core
David Vitter, a Republican Senator from Louisiana, came out voicing strong support for Common Core education standards in a recent interview. In an interview taped for C-SPAN’s ‘Newsmakers,’ Vitter called Common Core “very strong, significant, positive standards.” He added that the state must make sure teachers are properly prepared to use the standards and must retain local control of curriculum. The comments come as Jindal | Read More »
Washington GOP Primary “Endorsements”
Like other states on Tuesday, the action will be at the congressional district level in Washington. Without further ado: In the 1st District which includes some northern counties near the Canadian border and one-third of King County, Democrat Suzan DelBene would appear vulnerable as Cook rates this district only +4 for the Democrats. A Republican last held this district in 1999. Still, it could be put | Read More »
Narrow-minded kindergarteners are the Left’s reality
The progressive, God-denying Left is falling over itself about an obscure study published in Cognitive Science. They say the study confirms that “religious” kids have trouble discerning reality. Guess who defines “reality”? That’s right, the researchers, who have fallen into the most famous classic blunder: never design a study to prove your own presuppositions.
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Whose Life is It, Anyway?
I read an article the other day, and this one today, that really got me thinking. Whose life is it, anyway? There are three central tenets of modern Ultra-Left ideology: 1) We should all live at about the same relative level of satisfaction, based on our self-perception of that level of satisfaction; 2) People who have faith in Science and none in God are the | Read More »
Check and Mate
According to Zach Taylor an outspoken former Tucson Sector Border Patrol agent who is the chairman of the National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers, “As the government allocates resources to South Texas, it is systematically leaving areas within the U.S., as well as vast swaths of land along the border, unguarded.” Taylor continues, “This gives people that are trying to get their infrastructure, their | Read More »
Has John McCain Lost His Mind?
It seems that you can’t go a day lately without Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) appearing on television advocating the United States invade another country. On a recent particularly snarky appearance, when asked to name one country we absolutely shouldn’t invade no matter what the circumstance, an answer eluded him. Not even Canada, really? Now of course, the context for the conversation was the Middle East, | Read More »
Bizarro Obama: President of Acirema
In the early 1960′s, the publishers at DC Comics created the Bizarro World comic books. In popular culture “Bizarro World” has come to mean a situation or setting which is weirdly inverted or opposite of expectations. Htrae (earth spelled backwards) was the home planet of Bizarro versions of Superman, Lois Lane and their children. Later, other Bizarros were created including Batzarro and the World’s Worst | Read More »
The case for Impeachment.
The Republicans are wrong in believing that the American public would reject a vote to impeach the president of the United States. Republicans have foolishly bought into the liberal argument that any attempt to impeach would irk the public and mobilize the democratic base in the November congressional and senate elections, resulting in public retaliation against members of congress who exercised their only lawful response | Read More »
Waging War on Women Using Evasion Tactics as Landmines
Discussion about reproductive rights is significantly limited to the non-issue of female birth control. Women should be advocating for prevention and protection of pregnant women whose leading cause of death is homicide by the father of their unborn child, and demanding regulation and oversight of the reproductive tourism enterprise, which is manufacturing children for profit and dehumanizing human rights in the process.
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, Angelmann Syndrome
, anxiety disorder
, assisted reproduction
, Birth Control
, chemical endangerment
, China's one child policy
, chromosome gender selection
, coerced abortion
, drug trafficking
, fetal homicide
, fetal pain laws
, medical ethics
, planned parenthood
, reproductive rights
, reproductive tourism enterprise
, Sex Trafficking
, sexual abuse
, sperm donor
, substance abuse
, surrogate mother
, test-tube babies
, the non-choice
, war on women
, women's rights
It’s BACK! Obama Republicans try Dem’s “dirty tricks” to pass this unwanted legislation
From what I can see, the leadership of the Obama Republicans have been conferring with their two most important alies, Nancy Pelosi and Barrack Obama. This is a dirty trick right out of Pelosi’s hand bag. BrightBart BigGoverment website is reporting: AUGUST RECESS DELAYED AS BOEHNER TRIES TO RESUSCITATE DYING BORDER BILL The report leads off with an angry quote from what I suspect will be | Read More »
Obama Rolls Out New Weapons In His War On Small Businesses
President Obama’s attempt to close the Small Business Administration (SBA) by combining it with the U.S Department of Commerce has failed. Now he has cut the SBA’s budget more than any other agency. In addition to the impending renewal of the Comprehensive Subcontracting Plan Test Program that removes all transparency and penalties for Pentagon prime contractors that cheat small businesses, his administration is rolling out | Read More »
, Broken Government
, Lloyd Chapman
, President Obama
, Safe Harbor
, small business
ProTip: Don’t Tweet The N-Word…Ever
There are just some things you don’t do; one of them is tweeting out the N-word. In fact, if you want a career in almost anything, tweeting obscene material is just asinine. Well, for Democrat Kevin Strouse, he learned that one of his staffers actually did all of those things. In his battle to unseat incumbent Republican Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick, this is an embarrassing distraction. | Read More »
Simply America: Kegs of Beans
Daddy said the Dust Bowl was really simple. “We only worried about one thing each day — if we were going to eat. Not what, but if.”
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ATF Fumbles Again
More details on yet another ATF Boondoggle, courtesy of Mr. Streiff’s diary. Short version: it’s Fast and Furious all over again. Does anyone remember Operation Black Biscuit? For those of you that don’t, here’s a little recap: Undercover operation (those never go well for the ATF, do they?) to infiltrate the Hells Angels motorcycle club in 2002. Nailed several low-level bikers on RICO charges, but higher-ranking | Read More »
A simple question to Obamacare backers regarding Halbig
Without going too deeply into the Halbig decision, the basic premise that is being argued by conservatives is that the law means what it says. The law unambiguously dictates that subsidies are available only to State exchanges created under section 1311 (Federal exchanges were created under section 1321). As such, policies secured through the Federal exchange shouldn’t get subsidies. This presents a particular problem for | Read More »
Contemplating Elizabeth Warren
Premise: For 2016, the Democratic establishment has decided to go with the old, white woman with the ugly daughter and philandering husband, who played a major role in ending Pax Americana, and who has ammassed a modest fortune by giving speeches to Corporate sponsors. For the progressive Left who exulted in making history by electing an African American president, all of the significant Hispanic and Asian politicians | Read More »
Damning Report on EPA and Environmental Groups
There isn’t much for me to say other than I am personally involved in the manufacturing business by offering process equipment for sale. The majority of my clientele are small business manufacturers with more than one location. One in particular which is based in Rhode Island had performed all the required testing, which it passed with flying colors, for a new plasticizer (an additive that | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ The Same-Sex Marriage Trap
Progressives are language manipulation masters. Their arguments for or against an issue are designed to corner you with words created to make the ill-prepared and/or the simple-minded retreat from the argument. And they love to play victim and scream about their rights being violated if you do not cave into their demands. Such is the case with those whose mission is to redefine marriage. If | Read More »
UN to investigate Israel for war crimes: of course
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, wants to investigate Israel for war crimes.
And the media is all over it, eating it up like chocolate pudding. Here, and here. CNN had to correct itself because they couldn’t wait to report than an American official accused Israel of human rights and Geneva Convention violations. But it was only the UN.
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Time Warner Cable Doesn’t Deserve the FCC’s Help
From the moment the deal was announced, many questioned the unprecedented price Time Warner Cable (TWC) agreed to pay for the exclusive right to distribute Los Angeles Dodgers games through its SportsNet LA channel. Though the deal was deemed a coup for the team’s new owners, TWC acknowledged the risk that it could lose money on the Dodgers. Would this be the deal “where the big TV money in baseball bubble pops”? The | Read More »
Will every GOP 2016 presidential candidate run promising to REVERSE Obama’s executive order on amnesty?
It seems that daily we hear reports, rumors, leaks that sometime in the near future, Obama will pick up his pen and sign an unconstitutional executive order which will amnesty several million illegals. The thing about executive orders is just that: they are executive orders, and not laws, and are thus subject to cancellation by the next president. One of the first actions Obama took | Read More »
Missouri GOP Primary “Endorsements”
With no gubernatorial or senatorial races this year, all the action will be in the congressional districts. Republicans currently occupy 6 of Missouri’s eight seats and there are no resignations. The First District, which comprises the northern part of St. Louis and St. Louis County itself, is represented by Democrat Lacy Clay who has held the seat since 2001. In fact, since 1949 no Republican | Read More »
The reason the latest Louis Lerner’s email was “Discovered”
There is a reason why this particular Louis Lerner email has been disclosed. There is this bus, and Obama is driving it. The newly discovered email all points to one person, Louis Lerner. Obama is going to use this latest email to drive the bus right over her. Think of this email as Obama’s bus pass…. It goes without saying, that Obama first learned of | Read More »
Not a racist, but a cultural snob
Let me start by stating clearly that melanin expression (skin color), bone structure, and hair follicle shape (collectively the major components of “race”) have no bearing on human value, or moral standing. To believe otherwise is frankly pretty stupid. As a Christian I hold the view that intrinsic value is based on the image of God placed in each person, and moral standing is based | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ Religious Rhetoric and Politics
Some diaries just flow. Seem to come as naturally as water flowing down hill and can be put together in ten minutes or less. Others take time to percolate and develop gradually — many times as a reaction to events that require (some would go so far as to say “demand”) a response. That is, at least to those of us who are partial to | Read More »
The State of the 2014 Gubernatorial Races
Recently, the Los Angeles Times ran an article describing that in a year that is looking increasingly bad for the Democrats, the “one bright spot” is the gubernatorial races where they stand to pick up some seats. Of the 36 races this year, 22 Governor’s offices are held by Republicans. Three of them are open seats- Arizona, Nebraska, and Texas. Of the 14 Democratic governor | Read More »
WV Democrat Lawmakers Screw Over Oil and Gas Industry
Nearly five months after the West Virginia Legislature passed a bill calling for inspections of all above-ground chemical storage tanks, the leader of the West Virginia House of Delegates is trying to close a barn door after he let the horses escape.
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Democrats Have a Losing, Anti-Energy Agenda
With only a few months until the midterm elections, the issues that matter most to the American people are jobs and the economy. Unfortunately, President Obama and Democrats are committed to energy policies that hurt economic growth and keep more people from finding work. When it comes to energy, the President and Democrats are running in the wrong direction. Instead of working to create jobs | Read More »
Is Obama compromised by his ties to Hamas?
A number of blogs have reported how Obama yelled at Binyamin Netanyahu on the phone on Sunday. I have to question why Obama is so upset at Israel’s current operation to eliminate terror tunnels, when he usually stays so calm.
When he speaks with world leaders like Vladimir Putin, French PM Hollande, and British PM David Cameron, Obama doesn’t yell. And when those leaders speak with Netanyahu, they don’t presume to yell at him. Only Barack Hussein Obama yells at Netanyahu, scolding him like a schoolmaster to a student.
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Hillary owns ALL of Barack Obama’s failures
Re-posted from National Review In June, before the stunning, gaffe-generating disaster of Hillary Clinton’s book tour, Senator Claire McCaskill (D., Missouri) said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe that the former first lady, U.S. senator and secretary of state is the “piñata that everyone loves to hit” because she is the “dominant candidate” for president in 2016. The 2016 Real Clear Politics’ general election match-up polls support | Read More »
Salon: Conservative brains wired for “mass hysteria” and “folk devils”
Salon claims, invoking “science”, that conservatives suffer “mass hysteria” and “permanent paranoia”, because conservative brains are wired differently. I’m not making this stuff up, folks.
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Of Course it Can Happen Again…
Most of the grand old movie theaters are gone, victims of the ubiquitous closet-like darkrooms of the multi-plex. Certainly, this is true of Lansing, Michigan. The remnants of the old Michigan Theater– The Strand– were long ago truncated into faceless office-space, it’s once opulent shopping “Arcade” left only to faint memory. Back in the winter of 1945, though, it was the jewel of Downtown, with | Read More »
Joe Carr For the Win in Tennessee
Rep. Joe Carr, the conservative from Middle Tennessee challenging Lamar Alexander, has gotten some huge boosts recently w/ endorsements from Laura Ingraham and Sarah Palin. Following his Palin endorsement, Carr appeared on the Glenn Beck program. The venerable conservative pundit Bill Hobbes weighed in last week and argued that Carr has forged a very real and possible path to victory that could shock the Tennessee | Read More »
The Gay Agenda Rewrite of History
“The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.” ― George Orwell You remember the movie, “Glory” about a black regiment from Massachusetts during the civil war. Right after that movie came out, Saturday Night Live did a skit on the imaginary first gay regiment. Of course there was not a gay regiment during the civil | Read More »
Evolutionists Outraged At County Fair Creation Science Displays
The July 2014 cover story of Earth: The Magazine Of The American Geosciences Institute warns “Creationism Comes To The County Fair’. It is further cautioned “County fairs have proved good places for creationists to reach captive audiences”. But aren’t these venues less captive than those in which evolutionists purvey their own propaganda? For example, no one is forced to attend the county fair. However, unless | Read More »
‘Tis but a scratch
“Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake”. ~Napoleon Bonaparte. (BrainyQuote) As the 2014 elections draw closer, it seems more and more likely that the Democrats have two strategic options: 1) an all-out assault on Republicans, slinging as much mud as they can, ideally adding a few rocks to their mud by recording a Republican candidate saying something stupid, which they then apply | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ State of the State (and a couple territories) Primaries
July has been a strange month politically. With virtually no primaries scheduled, we have been left with watching the debate over whether or not to begin impeachment proceedings for President Obama, lamenting over what to do with the current influx of illegal immigrants on the border, rooting for Israel in spite of Kerry, and waiting to see if Chris McDaniel will prevail in his fight | Read More »
Mainstream Media “Fall Over Each Other to Support” Hamas Terrorist Propaganda
It has been well documented that Hamas, a recognized terrorist organization, has been intentionally firing thousands of rockets at Israeli civilians while using Palestinian civilians as human shields, basing their attacks in hospitals, and hiding their rockets in schools.
Despite these grave war crimes and violation of any semblance of humanity, the mainstream media has bought into Hamas’s propaganda campaign. The terrorists want to be viewed as the victims, and somehow the media is buying into that narrative hook line and sinker.
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Dr. Ben Carson’s alternative to Obamacare – Part Five
In the usual back and forth between the Democrats who want socialized medicine and the rest of the world who don’t, the Saul Alinsky-ites of the left often rail about the lack of an alternative from the Republicans. Besides the fact that this is total bovine fecal matter—Bobby Jindal’s proposal for example—there have been many alternatives offered to improve our previous system without nuking it | Read More »
Tags: 2014 Elections
, 2016 election
, dr. ben carson
What if Hamas chartered a liner, put 1,000+ Palestinian kids aboard, and sailed for NYC?
Author’s mea culpa ( and some necessary background perspective): I admit it. I used to like George Will. There, I said it. I always did. Maybe it’s because we share a love for the great game of baseball, America’s national pastime. So much so that more than a year ago, I posted a diary on Red State: “An open letter to George Will: Time to | Read More »
Help! My paradox meter broke: an “atheist church”?
The last time I was in Houston, I had to change the fuse in my paradox meter after meeting a self-described pro-choice Republican woman, who was also a lawyer. I told her at least she was better than Wendy Davis, to which no response was offered. I said it a second time, and with a puff of white smoke, the paradox-meter died.
Dang, the fuse just blew again, reading Time’s August 4 issue, Religion section article “Atheist “Churches” Gain Popularity—Even in the Bible Belt” (behind a paywall). Yup, the “Atheist Church” they wrote about is in Houston. I think the heat and humidity is corroding people’s grey matter in that city.
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Regime Change ≠ New Direction
Despite what some may claim, there is indeed a dime’s worth of difference between the two parties. Just don’t expect to find it among the party’s elite. The party leadership insists that they must be supported to win, despite spitting in our faces whenever they get the chance. The recent campaign debacle in Mississippi recently brought this issue to a head, leading some to declare | Read More »
Barack Obama Is Like A Serial Arsonist
I’ve been thinking a lot about this poseur in the White House, all of his many crises and it dawned on me that he is like a serial arsonist. He’s not particular about the size of the fire he starts, as long as it burns a sufficient amount of time to distract the populace and send the “opposition party” running in the planned direction to try and | Read More »
The Invisible Man
On January 20, 2009, Barack Hussein Obama became the 44th President of the United States after running on a campaign platform of hope and change. He also pledged to fundamentally return America to her course of greatness. Eight years after 911, six years into the Iraq war, and only a year into the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, Americans came out in droves | Read More »
Tags: "The Crisis Too Good To Waste"
, American Military
, Banking crisis
, crushing debt
, global terrorism
, obama transparency
, Presidential leadership
, race oppression
, Rules for Radicals
, Saul Alinsky
, The Invisible Man
Iowa Democrats Look To Use Closed Juvenile Home For Illegal Immigrants
Iowa Democrat Gubernatorial candidate state Sen. Jack Hatch and former Iowa Democrat congressman Dave Nagle are joining forces with a local chapter of the AFSCME in an effort to reopen a juvenile home for use as a shelter for illegal immigrants. The Obama administration is scrambling to find space that it can use to house the tens of thousands of illegal immigrants, both adult and | Read More »
Nancy Pelosi’s Perversion of Piety: A Page Out of the Proof-texting Playbook
Nancy Pelosi’s Biblical proof-texting reveals her inherent dishonesty and willingness to pervert piety for political ends. Her recent claims prevent non-Christians from knowing the Triune God and his redemptive plan outlined throughout Genesis to Revelation.
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, Baby Jesus
, Bethany Blankley
, child trafficking
, family planning
, George Soros
, Illegal Immigration
, immigration reform
, Nancy Pelosi
, The Word
, womens health
The ObamaCare of the Airwaves?
The Federal Communications Commission needs spectrum and its Chairman Tom Wheeler has come up with a plan. He has proposed a so-called “reverse auction” in which the Commission will establish a price it is willing to pay for “blocks” of spectrum and those broadcasters who are interested in selling will unload some of their spectrum rights. As the Hill reports, “In the auction, the FCC will buy back | Read More »