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 »
Why I’m beginning to disagree with Sarah Palin about the impeachment of Barack Obama
I love Sarah Palin, but I’m beginning to disagree with her on impeachment. Article II, Section 4 of the Constitution says the following about impeachment: The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors. The House of Representatives has the sole power to | Read More »
In case you hadn’t noticed ( or forgotten);Thad Cochran is in line to be the next chair of the Senate Appropriations committee
Much has been written about the contested Mississippi GOP primary. How Haley Barbour and the GOPe..along with their K street pals… will do anything to hang onto power, etc…. As one who has followed the primary in Mississippi carefully for months, I suddenly realized that one simple fact has rarely, if ever been mentioned: If Thad Cochran is re-elected, and the GOP takes control of | Read More »
Marita Noon: 2007–a great year for growing bad legislation like the ethanol mandate
Compared to 2007, several things are different today. The big one is the economy. We, as a country, were still living large in 2007. We were also still dependent on oil from overseas and our purchases were funding terrorism. Plus, it was, then, generally believed by many that our globe was warming—and it was our fault because of burning fossil fuels. When presented with the idea of growing our gasoline, even though it might cost more, it seemed worth it—after all, what was a few cents a gallon to thumb our nose at the Middle East and save the planet?
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Tags: addiction to oil
, Carbon Tax
, CO2 Emissions
, Energy Policy
, ethanol subsidies
, John Podesta
, Senator Franken
, Tax Credits
CNN promotes Hamas while U.N. asks for more case-fires
The U.N. Security Council held a midnight session…they want an immediate, unconditional humanitarian ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. They wanted it on record before dawn of the Muslim holy day Eid al-Fitr, the end of Ramadan.
The milquetoast Security Council achieved nobody’s wishes. The Palestinians want the U.N. to force Israel to withdraw, so they can restock their terror tunnels. Actually, they didn’t give a reason, so we have to assume that one since it’s what they’ve done in the past.
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There are no neutral Jews, we have to take sides
I have to take sides. I can’t just say “I just want everyone to live” and hope for Kum-Bay-Ya. I can’t give in to hate or fear. I can’t engage in some fantasy where somehow everyone will learn to live with each other tomorrow. It’s not going to happen.
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Changing our Party & the election outcomes. How to: In less than 7 minutes.
[Cross-posted at UnifiedPatriots.com] Here’s another edition of ColdWarriorTV explaining, in less than seven minutes, what you need to do where you live. We can do this. Will we? Will you? I hope this helps. Thank you. ColdWarrior The Precinct Project’s Blog
RSC Tried To Solve GOP’s Women Problem
Single women could be a deciding factor in the 2014 midterms. Democrats know they’re the key to keeping the majority in the Senate, so how do conservatives push back against war on women narratives? The Republican Study Committee hosted a panel about these issues facing conservative women earlier this month. The Wall Street Journal Kimberley Strassel, who moderated the panel, said reaching women voters is | Read More »
Week 30 Chronological Bible Reading, Week 4 New Testament
Week 30 – 2014 July/Aug Monday 28 Isaiah 44-47 Tuesday 29 Isaiah 48-51 Wednesday 30 Isaiah 52-57 Thursday 31 Isaiah 58-62 Friday Aug 01 Isaiah 63-66 Saturday 02 2 Kings 21:19-26; 2 Chron. 33:21-34:7; Book of Zephaniah Sunday 03 Jeremiah 1-3 Week 4 July Monday 28 Mark 3 – 4 Tuesday 29 Mark 5 – 6 Wednesday 30 Mark 7 – 8 Thursday | Read More »
The case about marijuana
Today we see all over the news about “medical marijuana”, and all these studies touting the benefits of it. Those of you familiar with history also knows they tried the same thing with alcohol 100 years ago to end the prohibition and cigarettes 60-70 years ago. One major difference today is their reliance on cherry picked falsified “studies” that are designed with the end result | Read More »
The State of the Senate Races
With July almost over, the primaries pick up again in August. Some Senate races have not been set yet as the GOP has not chosen candidates in potentially competitive primaries in Kansas, Alaska and Minnesota. Democrats, because there are more incumbents, have fewer interesting primary races. With that in mind, it is time to see how these general election races are shaping up. I have | Read More »
A Christian Approach To Technology
In Jurassic Park, the chaos theorist played by Jeff Goldblum quipped that scientists were in such a hurry to find out if they could that they never took the time to consider whether they should when it came to resurrecting extinct dinosaurs through genetic cloning technology. The comment was quite profound as it also has considerable bearing on the application of similar technologies to the | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ Kerry Excludes Israel and Egypt from Ceasefire Negotiations
Israel’s Likud’s Communications Minister Gilad Erdan on Saturday night criticized Secretary of State John Kerry expressing dismay that Kerry’s negotiations in Paris, France to bring about a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas excluded both Israel and Egypt: Privately, Israeli leaders have signaled deep dismay that Kerry engaged in talks in Paris with representatives of Turkey, whose leadership is openly hostile to Israel, and Qatar, whose | Read More »
Louisiana Senate Fundraising Results
Results at the end of 2nd Quarter show that only Landrieu and Cassidy have adequate funds to run statewide campaigns. REMEMBER folks, all candidates are in the same primary, regardless of party. Here are the results with cash in hand and burn rate. Landrieu (D) – $6,239,434 cash in hand, $3,425,524.08 burned last quarter Cassidy (R) – $5,861,197.56 cash in hand, $749,689.80 burned last quarter | Read More »
Obama to Honduras: No
Soup USAid For You, But Refugees Can Stay in Line
Lately, I keep hearing the words of my favorite Talking Heads song, “Well, how did I get here?” Many here on RedState are history buffs and for good reason. We have to know where we’ve been in order to chart a course forward. So yesterday, Obama admitted that he is considering a plan to grant refugee status for children in Honduras, as if that would | Read More »
, Friends of Hugo Chavez
, Illegal Immigration
, rule of law
Why Have a Bill of Rights ?
In any free society that area of life which is left to the sole discretion of the individual includes all actions that are not specifically forbidden by a general law. In our nation when it came time for the ratification of the Constitution it would have been impossible to gain the votes needed if the backers of a centralized national government had not promised that | Read More »
Impeach now. Not later. Now. Not “if you step over another line.” Not “if you do one more thing.” Not “if you cut another deal with Putin.” Not “if you get caught hiring one more Marxist.” Not “if you let one more American die like in Benghazi.” Not “if you politicize yet another agency like the IRS and the DOJ.” Not “if you lose | Read More »
Obama’s “Inversion” Crusade Is Really Just Another Attack On Businesses
Obama has called “for an end to a corporate loophole that allows companies to avoid federal taxes by shifting their tax domiciles overseas in deals known as ‘inversions’.” Such as statement shows the utter ineptitude that Obama has for understanding a) what inversion actually is and b) how his policies are the cause. Inversion is not a “corporate loophole” and companies who do so are | Read More »