Follow the Money: Omni Hotels

    Follow the Money: Omni Hotels

    **Promoted from the diaries – Aaron** What makes the conservative business traveler sleep soundly? Is it the high thread count sheets? The pillow top mattress? The rewards points accumulating towards that free end-of-the-year get away? Or is just knowing that the cost of comfort has also bought the peace of mind that comes with the assurance that at least one hotel chain is not sending | Read More »

    WV Supreme Court Says Natalie Tennant Ignored Election Law

    It seems like the Natalie Tennant’s efforts to keep Republicans from filling ballot vacancies backfired in their U.S. Senate candidate’s face.

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    U.S. Soldiers in “War” with ISIS Not Eligible for Medals?

    With 1,600 military “advisers” on the ground in Iraq, 2,300 of our troops being deployed to the Middle East as a “special purpose marine air ground task force,” and ongoing airstrikes being conducted in Iraq and Syria against ISIS’s jihadist army, it is absolutely stunning that our military personnel are NOT eligible for certain military medals.

    Why? Because the Obama Administration refuses to call our fight against ISIS terror a military campaign.

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    Islam and the Second Amendment

    The national firestorm sparked yesterday by the owner of a shooting range when she decided to no longer accept Muslims as customers raises important questions over constitutional rights in an age of terror. Jan Morgan, the owner the Gun Cave Indoor Firing Range, argues this is necessary for her personal safety and those of her customers because of what the Islamic faith teaches. From the | Read More »

    Obama Funded Islamist Rebels without Congressional Approval Creating ISIS

    Adolf Hitler said, “the great masses of the people will more easily fall victims to a big lie than to a small one.” Sadly, this could not be truer among Americans who believe big lies about Islam and how their tax dollars fund Islamists on multiple sides of conflicts throughout the Middle East. President Obama, Hillary Clinton, David Petraeus, the CIA, among others, provided weapons | Read More »

    The “Consider This” Podcast: Conservatives, Pick Your Battles!

    Episode 88 of the Consider This Podcast has been released; conservative commentary in 10 minutes or less. This time around, I spend a little time chiding those who are my ideological compatriots. So often I see in blogs, on Twitter and Facebook, such petty attacks against liberal targets that I think it diminishes our impact. In this episode, I note a couple of those that I’ve seen | Read More »

    Should We Be Concerned?

    Should we be concerned? Consider the following headlines: The rise of a formidable terrorist group that has vowed to strike in America. Tens of thousands of people pouring across our southern border unchecked. Ebola patients being brought back to America for treatment as our soldiers are sent to the Hot Zone to help, and now the first Ebola case in America. A mystery respiratory virus | Read More »

    It’s Time to Ban Travel to Liberia – Updated

    It’s here.

    This time Ebola didn’t arrive in a specially-designed, hermetically-sealed aircraft, transferred to a space-age ambulance, tended by white space-suited attendants, and delivered to the most secure isolation wing at an Atlanta hospital.

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    Serious Middle Aged Northern VA Woman’s Life Revolves Around Pro-Choice

    Imagine the setting, a dimly lit room, in a nice, well furnished house. A middle aged, well dressed woman wearing a light blue sweater and tan dress, sitting in a straight backed wooden chair with a serious look on her face as if she is about to pass on some important wisdom to the electorate. So what is this all important message, why it’s abortion. | Read More »

    Is it time for Mississippi conservatives to teach the GOPe a lesson and vote for Travis Childers?

    First, I want to make one thing perfectly clear: It is the stated position of Erick and the mods that Red State advocates voting for the most conservative candidate in the primaries, and the Republican in the general election. I agree with that, and it is not my intent here to troll or disrupt.  Anyone who has read my earlier diaries knows that. However, if | Read More »

    Consequences – Schmonsequences

    President Obama, on speaking about Obamacare, “Ultimately, the buck stops with me. I’m the president. This is my team. If it is not working, it is my job to get it fixed.” Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, speaking about Benghazi, said “We wanted to be sure that whatever these independent, nonpartisan boards found would be made available to the Congress and to the American people, because, | Read More »

    It’s Official. We Have FenceGate and Should Call it Like it Is.

    Today the Director of the Secret Service, Julia Pierson, testified at the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee. I watched most of the hearing and like almost every other so-called phony scandal, the blunders by the SS seem to boil down to a culture problem. Which is weird since the president is supposed to be so worldly and culturally gifted that he finds it boring to talk | Read More »

    Breaking: Another Judge Strikes Down Federal Subsidies in Obamacare

    Ruling from the Pruitt vs Burwell Obamacare case. Summary: Federal Courts just hammered Obamacare yet again. The judge sided with the DC panel opinion that the language referring to “state exchanges” meant just that — State, not federal. This strikes against the federal exchanges set up later by the IRS. From the ruling “The court holds that the IRS Rule is arbitrary, capricious, an abuse | Read More »

    Republican Party tagline through 2016: ‘We’re not them’

    Thirty-five days until the November election and the Republican Party has long since gone to ground. If we didn’t know better, we’d swear Boehner, McConnell and Co. had members locked in a basement somewhere deep within the U.S. Capitol — the federal witness protection program has nothing on the GOP when it comes to the art of disappearing. With polls indicating favorable results for the party on Nov. | Read More »

    Prez Holds Special Dinner for Indian PM – Who is Fasting

    While some people surf the sites I just gently float along, occasionally bumping into the flotsam and jetsam that makes it’s way onto the net.  I landed at the blog section of The Hill where Justin Sink informs us that President Obama held a dinner in honor of new Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. And what a feast it was, featuring “…compressed avocado with goat cheese | Read More »

    Trolling for Dollars

    SMH. Stupidity magnified.

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    How Kamala Harris will replace Ruth Ginsburg on SCOTUS, after a brief detour as the new Attorney General

    Last week, when the reports of Holder’s resignation broke, I heard the esteemed Jay Sekulow on the radio discussing the news. Before proceeding to shred Holder’s record at Justice, he spent a few minutes wondering aloud “why, now?” Sekulow, like myself, thinks there’s a master plan, a grand design behind the timing of the resignation.  I fear he’s correct. Harry Reid went nuclear last year | Read More »

    Two Victories for the Integrity of Elections

    There were two recent encouraging developments regarding the integrity of voting in this country- one from Wisconsin and the other from Ohio.  At issue was a recently passed voter ID law in Wisconsin in which a federal district court, at the request of civil rights groups, issued an injunction against its enforcement in the November 4th election this year.  On appeal to the 7 Circuit | Read More »

    October Surprise Dress Rehearsal?

    No matter how incompetent you think the Secret Service is, what’s being described requires a combination of mistakes that, um, has a very low probability of actually happening.

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    “Zionism” and A Missed Opportunity

    When I initially heard Sen. Cruz’s comments at a recent event highlighting Christian persecution in the Middle East, I supported his words completely. I even voiced my support on this site in the comment section. Upon reflection, I have come to believe that he perhaps missed an opportunity to share a balanced approach when it comes to Christians and their attitudes towards Israel. Currently, there | Read More »

    Adam Kinzinger’s Road To The Senate Goes Through Syria

    Illinois Republican congressman Adam Kinzinger has done some things in the last few days that has cemented his place as the leading establishment Republican to replace Mark Kirk in the United States Senate, should Kirk chose to not seek reelection in 2016. And Kinzinger’s road to the Senate goes through Syria. The first item comes from the Lasalle News-Tribune, in which Kinzinger calls for a | Read More »

    Move Over Julia. Jennifer Wants Her Share Too and Is Very Jealous of Fräulein Andrea.

    (photo by cheriedurbin on  Remember all the fun we had mocking The Life of Julia?* She was the poster child for the Democrat’s dream of controlling a single woman from cradle to grave by the benevolent government and its fantastic programs for getting ahead at the expense of other taxpayers. That was released in May 2012 by an outside campaign, just a few months before | Read More »

    Taxed Enough Already

    Taxed Enough Already

    I find it ironic that the very reason the early patriots and founders of our great nation fought for and declared independence in 1776 has come full circle and returned to haunt us. That’s right, the issue of taxation is baaack.  Our government has been gumming things up across the country and we have former Senator Joseph Bailey (D-Texas) to thank for proposing a federal | Read More »

    Marita Noon: People’s climate march wants to change the system, not the weather

    Americans are generous people. We want to believe the best in others. We’ve tried to accept the narrative out of the White House that Islam is a peaceful religion. There’s been talk of the good Muslims reining in the bad—before they ruin the reputation of all Muslims. But then, the Islamic extremists have posted videos of innocent Americans—even a Brit and a Frenchman—being beheaded. It | Read More »

    Obama: We Were Wrong

    “I’ve often said it’s hard being president,” Obama noted wistfully. “It’s not like in China where those guys say ‘Jump’ and the people say ‘Hao hai!’ But it’s worse when you can’t even line up a putt on the 15th green without some aide running up with the latest poll numbers showing even Michigan is in play. You try being reading the break with that going on.”

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    Something About Liberalism Makes it Impossible To See The World As It Really Is

    In an interview aired this weekend on 60 Minutes, Obama conceded that his administration (well, others in his administration, and not him specifically) had “underestimated” the growing threat that ISIS was becoming in Syria, and as a result, was late in fashioning a strategy to deal with them.  One can only wonder if the majority of Americans that voted for this community agitator are learning | Read More »

    Week 39 Chronological Bible Reading/Week 15 New Testament Readings

      Week 39 – 2014 Sept/Oct Monday 29 Book of Malachi Tuesday 30 1 Chron. 1-2 Wednesday Oct 01 1 Chron. 3-5 Thursday 02 1 Chron. 6 Friday 03 1 Chron. 7:1-8:27 Saturday 04 1 Chron. 8:28-9:44 Sunday 05 John 1:1-18; Mark 1:1; Luke 1:1-4; Luke 2:23-38; Matthew 1:1-17     New Testament  Schedule Week 15 Sept/Oct Monday 29 Romans 15-16 Tuesday 30 1 Corinthians | Read More »

    John Barrow’s lies about Repealing Obamacare #ga12

    John Barrow's lies about Repealing Obamacare #ga12

    The first debate for #GA12 is in the books.    If you’ve been following this race between Democrat incumbent John Barrow and Republican businessman Rick Allen it’s been explosive.  Rick Allen’s campaign and the National Republican Congressional Committee have done an amazing job of putting John Barrow on defense.  I was listening to WGST in Atlanta online and decided to call in to the Peach | Read More »

    Is there ANY reason why a GOP controlled Senate should restore the 60 vote “requirement” for confirmation?

    Shortly before the GOP is likely to regain control of the Senate, we can expect to see Obama name a replacement for AG Holder, who will then be confirmed by the lame duck Senate under the new rules that Harry Reid  rammed through late last year. To quickly summarize, the ability to filibuster executive and judicial nominations (except for SCOTUS)   by requiring 60 votes | Read More »

    So you want to fire an employee for calling you an %@#*&! in front of customers? Barack Obama says not so fast…

    A few weeks ago I wrote about the National Labor Relations Board seeking to destroy the very nature of America’s most successful business models… franchising. While on occasion the NLRB will stumble across a real issue of consequence, the frequency of that is about the same as real data supporting the man made global warming hoax. More often the agency is simply a shill for | Read More »

    The Internet Tax is an Unfair Revenue Grabber

    Discussion began heating up again about the “internet tax” last week when lawmakers pushed back the moratorium on Internet access taxes — set to expire on Nov. 1 — until mid-December during the lame-duck session. In the meantime, let’s call it out for what it really is: a revenue grabber masquerading as “fairness”. Last year the Senate passed the online sales tax bill, formally known | Read More »

    Why the Internet of Things Could Become a Privacy Headache

    Tomorrowland is here, along with reminders that Things connected to the cloud could turn against us.

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    Syria and Iraq is Vietnam

    Congressman Scott Perry does not wish to give a blank check to President Obama to expend more of America’s blood and treasure, without seeing a plan for victory against ISIL first.

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    A Dearth of Cults?

    Mr. Douthat is mistaken. There are plenty of cults in the U.S. As Mr. Thiel suggests, they are found in many startups and other small companies.

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    The NY Times; The US is no longer a middle-class leader

    The NY Times posted in April of this year a link that tells us the American Middle Class is not what it used to be, and blames “income inequality”.  They post the graphic:  (Source, NY Times, April 22, 2014, ,Accessed 9/28/2014.  Blamed is income inequality.  However, then, why have we become poorer under 0bama, the great “inequality” equalizer?  Could it be that we have | Read More »

    Live with It!

    Now, the federal government, in the form of the FDA, DEA and CDC want to severely curtail a doctor’s ability to prescribe painkillers to patients suffering from chronic pain. According to government studies, these patients turn to hard drugs like heroin when their prescriptions run out. This is the source of our drug problems and the driving force behind the transport and sale of illegal | Read More »


    It must be close to Election Day for in her recent speech, Michelle Obama reinvented the “Republican War on Women” campaign issue. Why would any woman prefer to vote for a member of a Party that promised “hope and change” and to bring people together and then substituted fear, envy and class warfare? How ironic that under her husband’s tenure economic failure affecting both men | Read More »

    Democrats Try to Influence West Virginians with Push Polls

    Democrats have tried to accuse Republicans in West Virginia of doing push polls, but it turns out that Democrat operatives in Washington, D.C. are using push polls in the hope of keeping the statehouse from going red.

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    What Can Ted Cruz Do About The NRSC?

    First off, I just love Ted Cruz. He was perhaps the one thing that kept conservatives like myself going in January in liberal college towns in January 2013 when one of your liberal college professors was rubbing Obama’s re-election inauguration in your face on a nearly daily basis. Unlike many low-info voters who many know him from the 21-hour filibuster, I know him from his | Read More »

    Common Core From the Inside

    A few years back, in an effort to supplement by income, I became a substitute teacher and eventually settled into a rather steady calling at a local K-8 elementary school.  This school is ethnically diverse- mainly Hispanic and Asian students with a smattering of black and white students.  Substitute teaching is NOT organized babysitting while the real teacher is off, and they are required to | Read More »

    Utah and Common Core

    A recent well published poll on Common Core  doesn’t point out the Federal involvement. The Federal “Race to the Top” funding competition in 2009 provided little time for the states to adopt Common Core, so almost no legislatures were involved in the adoption nationally. With the National Governors Association behind it, I am not surprised it was signed in the approx. 2 months the states | Read More »

    Religious Liberty is Imperative to the salvation of our Nation

    I have a question for you; should a business owner be allowed to run their business into the ground because of their poor practices? Now let me ask you another one; should a business service anyone whom they want based on whatever reason they give? Now I ask because there seems to be a growing trend of business owners being compelled through the coercive power | Read More »

    Chuck Todd is Officially Irrelevant

    Whatever shred of relevancy Chuck Todd hoped to achieve as the new moderator of “Meet the Press” just collapsed yesterday during his MSNBC interview regarding the resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder. Chuck Todd eulogizes Eric Holder as “a non-political person”: “He did a lot of the tough stuff that you would say, ‘Hey, the attorney general has to do tough stuff, this is not | Read More »



    I once owned a goat. I bought it to help control the weeds and grass on land in back of my home. In addition to being useful it also became kind of a pet for my children. It being pet goat and because I was a benevolent owner I also bought feed to supplement its weed and grass diet. One day the entire feed bag | Read More »


    The Bash Bug Could be a Headache

    Unless you’re a real-life version of Sheldon Cooper, a computer security professional, or, like me, work in the online payment industry, you probably don’t keep up with the latest computer vulnerabilities. A new one that’s hit the web news like a tsunami in the last 72 hours is simply called “the bash bug” (sometimes called “shellshock”). Everyone from Time, to Vox*, to tech site C|Net has covered this story.

    I am not going to get technical here. You can read any of the above-mentioned articles which provide plenty of detail on that. To summarize the problem: a 25-year-old program that’s in an enormous number of systems that power websites, personal laptops, industrial computers, and “stuff”, can potentially be exploited to do—essentially whatever the exploiter commands it to do.

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    The October 2014 Supreme Court Docket

    The 2014 term of the United States Supreme Court kicks off on Monday, October 6th.  While most Court watchers will be doing so with an eye towards cases making their way to the Court and/or the rumored alleged retirement of Justice Ginsburg at the end of this term, the October oral argument calendar has been set since June of this year.  Before getting to those | Read More »

    Cursing Anti-God Batman vs pro-US Army National Guard T-shirt

    This is not a matter of free speech. Libel law is not a contradiction of free speech. And it is one thing to be respectful of other people’s free speech but entirely another thing to curse or blaspheme God on a T-shirt in front of grammar school children.

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    Goodbye and Good Riddance, Coward

    Praise God!  Today we finally ended one of the more sordid subplots to the “Obamination Administration”.   Eric Holder swore to uphold the constitution of the United States and was responsible for seeing that the laws of the United States were faithfully executed.  He did nothing of the sort.  The supreme law of Holder’s Department of Justice was Chicago-style politics and racial/political preference, not the Constitution | Read More »

    Poll in Johnson County, Kansas – Governor, Secretary of State, US Senate

    I’d like to thank Alex Poulter of Political CHIPS for his cooperation on this poll, which you can find below. A brief summary of the poll, conducted Friday 9/19, Saturday 9/20, and Monday 9/22/2014: Republican Kris Kobach was up 48-42%. Republican Sam Brownback was down 46-44%. Republican Pat Roberts was significantly behind in a 2-way race with Greg Orman, 51-38%. With all four potential candidates | Read More »

    Confronting Radical Islam: Key Allies

    President Obama’s Middle East policy is imploding, a spasm of activity seems to be disconnected from specific objectives, and we are assured that the deployment of an Army division headquarters to Iraq does not constitute “boots on the ground.”  Egypt wants him to expand the fight against ISIS to include Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen. Others point to Boko Haram in Nigeria and an al Queda splinter group | Read More »