I Am A Prophetess–I guess.
In October, 2007 I published this toon on my blog at RightNation http://www.rightnation.us/forums/index.php?app=blog&blogid=44&showentry=2105 Every time I think I’ve drawn something SO bizarrely out there that it can NEVER come true I amaze myself with my prophetic ability.
What will Seal the Deal against Common Core Standards in GA?
On the Wednesday after Mother’s Day, Governor Nathan Deal (GA-R) seemed to offer mothers, caregivers, and parents of students a belated gift. Deal signed an executive orders statement on Georgia education and Common Core. The Governor appeared to affirm state and local BoE controls over Georgia school standards and curriculum. His May 15th executive order wording seemed a slap down of the notion that his | Read More »
Foreign verses Domestic Intelligence Gathering
Sit back and think about what is going on here… I mean really think about it…. The global war on terror has been shut down. We are no longer at war with the terrorists. We know who and where the Benghazi attack leaders are but do not want to grab them or else we will be saddled with sending them to Gitmo. However, El Qaeda | Read More »
Lindsey Graham’s World
The Constitution. The Bill of Rights. The Declaration of Independence. To some these are little more than historical documents, but to conservatives these are the law of the land. It is clear as one reads them, the foundation of our country was built with limited government and the free market in mind. However, Washington is out of touch. Special interests throw money at career politicians. | Read More »
Mr. President, It’s Time to Fire Holder!
Washington D.C. is known for politicians bucking responsibility for their actions, or for those that are under their leadership. Enough is enough. Someone must be held accountable for the incompetence at the Department of Justice (DOJ). Mr. President, it’s time to Fire Attorney General Eric Holder! There have been several recent high profile scandals that have rocked the DOJ and could have been grounds to | Read More »
Time to End Farmers Welfare
Farm subsidies, or agriculture subsidies, are subsidies paid to farms and agricultural businesses to supplement their income, manage the supply of agricultural commodities such as wheat, rice, milk, sugar, soybeans, and influence their cost & supply. The U.S. pays $20 billion/year in direct subsidies as “farmers’ welfare” based on a farm bill that dates back to the Great Depression-era. Many recipients of this “farmers’ welfare” | Read More »
One More 2012 Post-Mortem Will Be Hangover III
I had a pleasant conversation with Alex Smith on my radio show Monday night. She articulately laid out the case for the CRNC’s polling and focus groups which were done after the 2012 elections. I make no argument that youth voter outreach is among many development areas we face. The process and conclusions were spot on. I would, however, submit that it’s not what you | Read More »
As scandalpalooza marches on, I would like to take you back to what was possibly the first scandal, in my opinion, that could and should have been a much bigger deal than it was. This scandal hinged around the Black Panthers, their voter intimidation in Pennsylvania and the lack of prosecution by the Eric Holder led Department of Justice. Why I call this a | Read More »
Confessions of a Racist
The 2012 presidential election taught me a lot about myself. I was surprised to learn that I’m a rabid racist. Many respected civil rights leaders, and really smart actors and other intellectual giants, pointed out that people supporting voter ID were racists. Apparently, the multistate convictions of ACORN and other purveyors of voter fraud, the books demonstrating a plethora of examples of election fraud (contrary | Read More »
UPDATED: Did a PA State Rep. Use Government Resources to Attack Pro-NatGas Granny?
KDKA Pittsburgh broke a particularly troubling story yesterday about PA State Rep. Jesse White (D-Allegheny, Beaver and Washington Counties) which suggests his participation in unethical internet activity directed at constituents.Read More »
The GOP’s Data Search Looking In All The Wrong Places
A quick Bing search of the phrase “Republican Party shoots self in foot” returns 11,500,000 results. Granted the results are nearly the same for the Democratic Party, but nonetheless reinforces most conservatives’ and libertarians’ beliefs that if there is a way for the GOP to mess up things, it will inexorably find its way to that point. Politico and Breitbart are both reporting an internal | Read More »
One of the traditional purposes for studying History has been to learn from it, to see how past events can shed light on the present. This is possible assuming the history presented is true. Unfortunately, in our postmodern era of relativism, history has become a malleable tool to justify one’s philosophical and/or political inclinations—with all the wild anachronisms, projections, and conjectures that entails. Happily, there | Read More »
A Bit of History and the Definition of The Flat Tax
Last week I wrote that it’s time for a flat tax. It’s fair. It’s simple. There’s no need for an army of naturally biased bureaucrats to enforce it. My search for information on the different flavors of the Flat Tax has led me to, of all places, NPR. That’s right. The government sponsored news and entertainment organization of Michael Feldman, the Magliozzi brothers and Nina | Read More »
Of Alexandria, King Street, and the Consultant Class
I used to post here a lot. I worked in Alexandria for a GOP scoundrel, right there on King Street, amongst the GOP kingpins. Oh, the stories to tell about working for a GOP outfit, where I was the only Republican in the office. Yes, the only Republican working in this “GOP” outfit that Phil Cox loves so much. Here’s the thing: I understand how | Read More »
Standing Up for the Whole Bill of Rights
As I travel throughout Central Florida, people often stop and ask me my thoughts on the Second Amendment and the reforms proposed by President Obama and the Senate. As a former law enforcement professional for seventeen years and a legislator at both the state and federal level, including service on the committees dealing with firearms and constitutional issues, I feel I have some good insight | Read More »
Conservative Support for Gay Scouts….
The Boy scouts of America have voted to admit openly gay youths into their ranks and I (knowing full well that I stand alone amongst Conservatives) support their decision. Before you grab your pitchforks and petition Erick Erickson to remove me from Red State, I would respectfully request that you take the time to understand why I take this position. This may initially confuse you, | Read More »
Obama Heckler Invited
The President spoke at the National Defense University on Fort McNair. Not your typical Obama college rally, this was one of the most secure speaking events off Whitehouse grounds excepting the SOTU. How did known heckler Medea Benjamin get in? She was invited. Hat Tip @ernestine1006 The University has released a statement. This speech was not open to the general public. Attendance for non-media was limited to | Read More »
An Open Letter to DOJ Attorneys
Dear Department of Justice Attorneys: Working for the Department of Justice has to be a rewarding experience for an attorney. Your country is your client. But now, you find yourself working for an Attorney General who puts the president’s political aspirations above truth. Understanding that you have nothing to do with who your boss is, I feel its my obligation, as a fellow member of | Read More »
Doctors of Death
“Mengele ran a butcher shop-major surgeries were performed without anesthesia. Once, I witnessed a stomach operation- Mengele was removing pieces from the stomach, but without any anesthetic. Another time, it was a heart that was removed, again without anesthesia. It was horrifying.” -Auschwitz survivor Alex Dekel The trial of Kermit Gosnell, abortion provider, has concluded, and a conviction for multiple murders was rendered. But the atrocities that | Read More »
Why Jindal is Right To Reject Medicaid Expansion
Right now, the Louisiana Legislature is considering legislation to force Governor Jindal to accept the Medicaid expansion portion of Obamacare, and some Republican legislators are supporting it. While I may not agree with our governor 100 percent of the time, Gov. Jindal is 100 percent right in rejecting the expansion. Over time, the Medicaid expansion will impose a greater financial burden on Louisiana’s state government, | Read More »
Why Ricky Gervais is Wrong About Prayer
In the aftermath of the devastating tornadoes which ripped vast swathes of Oklahoma from the earth and left almost two-score dead, folks across the nation have responded both by opening their wallets, and by lifting their hearts in prayer. Yesterday, almost 75,000 people used hastagged #PrayForOklahoma. Some of them were celebrities, but most were ordinary people who felt compelled to reach out and express their | Read More »
The IRS Weaponized
The right must bring focus to the IRS abuses. As long as the issue is discussed in vague terms no traction will be gained. ”The government is too big”. “The rules are too vague”. “No one can control an agency so vast”. “Obama cannot be connected to the IRS problems”. All of these issues are distractions to conceal the true story; the Democrat Party has weaponized | Read More »
Let’s Take The Long View
Another tropical storm is heading for the East Coast as we speak. Hurricane Scandy has enveloped the skies above the Obama White House. The President is being buffeted with the IRS scandal, the AP scandal, the Sebelius fundraising scandal and the whole Obamacare implementation imbroglio, the illegal appointments of the NLRB commissioners and Richard Cordray, and of course Benghazi. The second term curse is coming | Read More »
The Collapse of a narrative?
If there’s a profession in America that enjoys less respect than “journalist”, I don’t know what it is. Oh, yeah I do – sorry. “IRS examiner”. You can read below what the media is saying to an Ohio Tea Party leader. I say BFD the guy apologized: that’s like the ombudsmen at the various Obama oral service stations saying, yeah, we know we’re biased from | Read More »
What Would Democrats Do if roles were reversed in scandalpalozza? They would start holding hearings now and space them out so they lasted until 2014 elections. They would argue, no they would demand special prosecutors for Benghazi and IRS scandals. They would call EVERY Tea Party group that was audited by IRS and let America hear their stories with special emphasis on Women. They would | Read More »
White House: All Americans Can Opt-Out Of ObamaCare
Believe it or not, RedStaters, the White House has just announced that every American with private health insurance can opt-out of ObamaCare! Yes. In a response to my petition on the White House website, the administration states very clearly: “If you currently have private health insurance, you should be able to keep it, and that’s exactly what the health care law says. It’s not a | Read More »
Finally, A Bi-Partisan Solution on Term Limits
Congressman Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) written with Congressman Beto O’Roarke (D-TX) Many in our country and in the districts we represent feel that Congress is out of touch and that members are more focused on re-election than on providing real solutions to our nation’s biggest challenges. We hear from constituents all the time that there is a lack of urgency and focus when it comes to | Read More »
Yes, We Are Doomed… But Why?
This article was originally posted on my personal site: http://rpcforum.com The stories making the headlines around the country ought to make Americans pretty ashamed of ourselves. We ought to be humbled by our mistakes and failures. We ought to admit where we have gone wrong and be seeking to right the ship and set sail on a true-er course. But no, how do we respond? “America is the greatest | Read More »
The Globalization of The RedState Gathering
I’ve succumbed to The TRANSOM… now for a RedState Gathering money making suggestion! Erick and other RedState directors, As much as I was looking forward to attending #RSG2013 alas I cannot… as flight fare from Her Majesty’s disjointed kingdom (plus duties) preclude me from what I dare say will be the most important RedState Gathering since a young Florida state representative came to speak. I | Read More »
Who Gave the Order to Stand-Down and Denied Aid to Benghazi?
The question that I don’t see getting asked often enough* in the #Benghazi affair: Who gave the stand-down order to security forces who were prepared to aid those under attack in Benghazi? This goes beyond the lies about an internet video** — regardless of the cause of the attack, ordering forces that were prepared to assist during an on-going attack to stand down is not | Read More »
10 Questions for Obama’s Thursday Press Conference
1. Did the White House receive letters, phone calls, emails, or other pressure from Democrat lawmakers demanding audits of “tea party” groups? Obviously, leading Democrats were calling for audits. How did the Administration handle the pressure … or was it colluding with them? 2. If so, which Democrat lawmakers and what was the White House’s response? We need names, emails, visitor logs, phone records, etc. | Read More »
Let’s all gather as we watch NOTHING happen.
I renounced RedState before the election because everyone seemed determined to defeat whoever the nominee was at the expense of purity. I predicted what that would lead to. Welcome to the world you invited into your life – Obama’s second term. We now have not one, not two…but FOUR major, impeachable, indictable scandals that even the spin master Carney cannot contain. “Bush’s fault”, “Romney’s fault”, | Read More »
The IRS targeted Laurens County Tea Party (SC)
Laurens County Tea Party President Dianne Belsom has given me permission to post their account of struggling with the IRS since July 2010. You can visit their Facebook page here. ================ Laurens County Tea Party, after incorporating with the State of SC in March of 2010, filed for 501c4 status with the IRS on July 22, 2010. I called the IRS approximately a year later, | Read More »
IRS Apology Misleading
Lois Lerner blamed a “local career employee” of the Cincinnati office. That is disingenuous for at least two reasons: 1. All applications for exempt status are mailed to Covington, KY, which is across the river from Cincinnati. The Cincinnati IRS office handles applications for exempt status from all states. This is true for both 501(c)(3) and (c)(4) applications. As the Director of the Exempt Organization | Read More »
Let’s Talk Gay Marriage, Part 1
Let’s talk gay marriage. This is the first in a yet-to-be-determined-part series on an issue that matters dearly to me. I believe in marriage. I believe that marriage is the sacred union of one man and one woman, and it devastates me to no end both that liberals believe government is capable of simply changing that definition on a whim, and that many state governments | Read More »
Rep Mark Sanford
My Quick take on the attacks of Rep Sanford go as such: 1: He was loyal to his wife and family for far more than he should have been. Any man who does what he did must have been under extraordinary stress. 2: The office of Governor only made it easier for him to turn his back on his Wife and family which in the end | Read More »
Harry Reid Needs to Be Retired
Ever since Ted Kennedy passed away, Harry Reid has been the best example of why we need term limits at the federal level. His recent comment that “Obamacare just needs more money” is clearly the democratic byline. Just keep throwing money at the problem and it will eventually fix itself. The estimated 2.3 trillion apparently isn’t enough. By throwing money at a problem they give | Read More »
A Visit to the Ronald Reagan Library Today
Today I was driving from Southern California back to the North, returning from a business trip to LA. Since I stay at a motel in Newbury Park I was close this morning to the Ronald Reagan library and wanted to go visit it again. The Ronald Reagan Library is located in Simi Valley California, off of the Olsen exit on the 23 Freeway in Thousand | Read More »
To those who call for the impeachment of Barack Hussein Obama:
NOTE FROM MANAGEMENT: We would like to thank northgaconservative for setting a new high benchmark for stupid. This might be the stupidest thing to ever appear at RedState. Consequently, instead of deleting it, I think it must remain so we can all ridicule the hell out of it. Note to future idiots, this is your benchmark. You will have to aim for even higher levels | Read More »
Do NOT legalize the illegals
One of the founders of the modern day conservative movement, M. Stanton Evans, posted an article yesterday which shows more than anything, the potential of the Gang of 8 proposal to unify the GOP. Yes I know the prevailing “wisdom” as laid down by political pundits of the mainstream media and especially those on the left, is that it would be political suicide for the | Read More »
STOP THE SPINELESS NOW!
Before we solve the issue of illegal immigration; before we restore and ensure no further erosion of the Second Amendment; before entitlements are reformed, fiscal sanity is instituted and socialist forces in this country are defeated – we must do something first: We must defeat The Spineless For the past 20 years or so, the Republican Party has been sliding down a sorry | Read More »
ROC the House: Capitol Hill Press Conference Gives Voice to Labor Union Front Group
Representative George Miller (D-CA) spoke at a Capitol Hill press conference on April 17 calling for a “fair minimum wage” of $10.10. This isn’t surprising, in and of itself: Rep. Miller has been a long-time advocate of raising the minimum wage. What is surprising is who introduced him: Saru Jayaraman, co-founder of the Restaurant Opportunities Center (ROC). ROC is an interesting group to be walking | Read More »
Breaking Bad and 3 Lessons in Morality
((Mostly) Spoiler Free) Let’s get the review out of the way first: Breaking Bad is the best show on television right now. When it wraps, I may conclude that it is one of the best shows of all time, but I’ll resist waxing hyperbolic now for the sake of some credibility. Suffice it to say, this is a show that warrants your attention both for | Read More »
“I Don’t Know What We’re Yelling About!”
In the movie “Anchorman” Broadcast dinosaurs Ron Burgundy, Brian Fantana, and Champ Kind argue over the “virtues” of allowing a woman to anchor the evening news in the 1970s. They shout loudly at their station manager airing their objections before Steve Carrell’s hapless Brick Tamland yells, “I don’t know what we’re yellling about!” It’s a funny scene, but an illustration that perhaps the smartest person | Read More »
Carry The Load
Memorial Day is only a month out and my mind is already turning on a regular basis to those who so willingly risk their lives for yours and mine. God knows that the last few weeks, with first responders putting so much on the line in Boston and West, that the images of their bravery and sacrifice have been clearer than ever. In my new | Read More »
State Agency Has Paid Planned Parenthood $3 Million Since 2008 Despite Lack of Regulation
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has claimed to have no relationship with Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (PPRM), but Media Trackers Colorado has discovered over 500 pages of receipts from the CDPHE to PPRM, totaling $3,118,486.14 since 2008. Hundreds of pages of documentation record dealings between the Planned Parenthood affiliate and CDPHE since fiscal year 2008. Individual reimbursements from the department range | Read More »
Paypal soon to accept bitcoins
In this VIDEO showing an interview with paypals president on Bloomberg’s website at 2:50 the president of paypal makes a very intresting announcement. he says they are seriously considering adding Bitcoin as a currency for paypal transactions. In recent months bitcoin has been all over the news with prices hitting up to as high as 266$ per coin this new online currency has show alot of promise as | Read More »
And now? We wait.
The State Department comment period for the Keystone XL pipeline closed this week. The question remains: Will President Obama agree with us that the pipeline is in the national interest? Will he finally approve the Keystone XL pipeline? The Keystone XL pipeline is not a political issue. It is not – in spite of the multi-billion dollar investment and thousands of jobs it represents – | Read More »
Boston Terrorist Won’t be Tried as an Enemy Combatant, and That’s a Good Thing
Terrorists Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev were responsible for the bombing in Boston last week that killed 3 (including an eight-year-old boy) and injured almost two hundred. Then they killed an MIT campus police officer and critically wounded another policeman in a wild chase that ended in the death of Tamerlan and the arrest of Dzhokhar. Shortly after Dzhokhar’s arrest, several Republican lawmakers, including John McCain and | Read More »
Dysfunction in the Maryland GOP
Dysfunction has ruled the Maryland Republican Party for a very long time. And tomorrow’s contested election of a new chairman is giving that dysfunction a more public airing. I served from 2006-2012 as an elected member of the Republican central committee in Maryland. I’ve since moved out of state, but I had always avoided the airing of dirty laundry. Still, I think it’s reached a | Read More »
Refuting Stephen Hawking on the Necessity of God
Much has been made recently regarding Stephen Hawking’s pronouncement that God was not required for our universe to come into existence. He makes this claim in his new book ‘The Grand Design’ and again recently at a lecture recently at the California Institute of Technology. To read a brief article summarizing that lecture, you can do so here. As one of the world’s leading physicists, | Read More »
David Sirota Is Not Evil
I read the Sirota op-ed piece and respectfully disagree with the contentions of Repair Man Jack. Obviously, progressives (of which I am one) and conservatives have vastly different views on many issues. I don’t believe my views are evil, nor do I believe any of yours are evil, either. I think — for the most part — we all generally want the same things for | Read More »
Patriot’s Day in Boston
There aren’t too many people or moments in the world that make me smile. It’s not because I’m a stoic person or that I have a negative world view. I choose to be happy on my own despite a lot of the negative things I encounter because it’s just a healthy way to live. However, the level of goodness on display that has the ability | Read More »
Obama promises “…full weight of justice…” for Boston bombers. So What?
Part of the laws that are being debated in Congress regarding guns have to do with more stringent laws and penalties for “Straw buyers” of guns. That’s where someone goes into a gun store, buys a gun (or guns), then leaves the gun store, and sells the gun to someone else, who usually couldn’t pass a background check. The Obama administration is all hot under | Read More »
Our Two Minute Hate
Today our local Fox news broadcast (a typical liberal station, not FNC), provided another instance of the press’s noble struggle to defend helpless government against the predations of money-grubbing private citizens. The station’s crusading reporter descended on a New Jersey dentist’s office and attacked him about a dental school loan he had defaulted on, but was paying back. He was on an online government list | Read More »
On April 5, Sen Ted Cruz said the following about the jobs report for March: Today’s jobs report is another reminder that more than four years after financial crisis, the economy is gasping for breath. Americans may be asking why, and the answer is simple: tax hikes, Obamacare, and a raft of expansion-blocking regulations. Add in a dollar that remains unstable and no wonder businesses | Read More »
Pray For Boston
Good Afternoon All, I haven’t posted in a long time, but still read Redstate whenever I can. Please find time to say a prayer for us here in Boston, it’s very chaotic here with people dying and very gruesome injuries. Thank you and God Bless.
independence and liberty
Most citizens have not done the math: 1776 minus 1492 = 284 years 2013 minus 1776 = 237 The upper period was 47 years longer (exact dates don’t matter), from the initial European Explorer arrival (focus on point) on the North American Continent, until the Revolutionary War; versus the elapsed time from that War to today. Many people (including me) imagined, for some | Read More »
The Effective Tax Rate Lie
It’s really annoying that the media likes to play games with the effective tax rate people pay versus the tax bracket they are in. This trick is most often used with the “Buffet Rule” that claims Buffet pays less tax than his secretary. Now we could get into making money from investments instead of a paycheck but I want to focus in on the secretary. | Read More »
We need immigration reform however before any deal is drafted or agreed to we must first secure our border. I have put forth a plan of how to secure our borders. My plan is we must build a new modern fence that keeps illegals out of our country and it makes it much harder for them to try to climb. Also my plan calls for an Immigration | Read More »
God and Man
There is one God ruling earth. That God heads all the worlds’ religions. Some men were unhappy with God’s plan – it did not allow them to control other men and their purses. Those men chose to create rules and sects to divide men from one another and God. Strangely, every religion claims they are God’s chosen and the only “true” religion. God may have | Read More »
Why am I Paying for Obama’s Budget?
In his own words, President Obama said, “We don’t have a spending problem,” and “We do not have an immediate debt crisis.” No wonder his budget proposal continues the same old government gravy train with absolutely no regard for the next generation of taxpayers. The nation is $17 trillion in debt. Under President Obama’s budget, we’ll see deficits increase close to $100 trillion over the | Read More »
Corruption and Opportunity
New York is tough for the GOP. And the New York Republicans have often made it harder than it should be. But the ugly scandal that’s blossoming in New York State is an opportunity for the Republican Party and its elected officials to be “born again hard” and to turn the bipartisan culture of corruption into a Republican Party with not only a reason to | Read More »
There are two kinds of legislation that make it to Congress: ones that seek to increase the power of the federal government and ones that never receive a vote.
[I got to the first, second sentence and decided that some emergency basic intelligence and sanity was required, here. - ML]
Arizona Under Fire: What you need to know about the Sheriff Joe Recall Effort
I don’t normally stick my nose into local or district races, mostly because it conflicts with my philosophy of letting the people choose their own. damn. representatives. That being said, I do believe that the people have a right to know who they’re signing petitions against and voting for–especially when the Big Progressive Steamroller of Doom© is calling the shots. Strategically bagging elections is sort | Read More »
Conservative Solutions Needed for Meaningful Immigration Reform
Ronald Reagan famously remarked during his farewell address that our country was a “shining city on a hill.” Commenting on immigration he continued by saying, “and if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here.” Reagan’s words should inform us as immigration reform proposals are forming on | Read More »
Why Super Why is Awful
Super Why is a children’s show on PBS. It should be something I, as a parent, should love. It encourages reading, talks about letters, and discussing spelling. I don’t, though. Because it’s awful. On the show, the “Super Readers” jump into traditional fairy tale stories and try to save the day. In each instance, the creators of the show change the plot so much to | Read More »
Conservatism And Small Business
Just some quick thoughts on why I think conservatives should support small business: 1. Private property gives a person a measure of economic power (i.e., the power to access and use his own resources as he sees fit), and thus a measure of freedom. This power can be used to achieve one’s ends in cooperation with others, or by coercing others. 2. A person who | Read More »
Voting Against the Rule, but to what End?
Recently Erick Erickson and Daniel Horowitz have been working hard to rally House conservatives to try and take down rules controlling consideration of bills with which they disagree. As Mr. Horowitz put it, The underlying rationale is as follows: if leadership is bent on bringing legislation to the floor that needs Democrat votes to pass, the only way to fight back is by voting against | Read More »