Obama Kicks “Redistribution” into High Gear
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.” ― | Read More »
3 Minutes for Your Children and Grandchildren
Please friends take a minute to send the Speaker of the House John Boehner a message for Monday, spread the word and let’s keep it up every day – it only takes three minutes and you’re done. Ask your friends, relatives and family to do the same thing. We must learn how to have our voice heard and we can learn to use the social | Read More »
MLK, poor people’s campaigns and the GOP
Forty-six years after the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Democratic Party has made clear its rejection of King’s dream that people be judged by the content of their character rather than the color of their skin. Democrats favor lower standards for Blacks and racial quota in employment and college admissions; and created the housing bubble with Clinton-Reno race-discrimination threats against banks that wouldn’t | Read More »
Is the Electoral Strength of the Tea Party Waning?
The Tea Party originated in response to bank bail-outs, government stimuli, growing debt, and, of course Obamacare. As a result, there was an electoral backlash against the administration and its policies in 2010 when Republicans made gains in the Senate and surged to majority status in the House. However, it is important that we look at the 2010 midterm elections and Tea Party performance in | Read More »
Big Brother is Getting Even Bigger
I wrote about the potential for governmental abuse in the USCCA Concealed Carry Magazine edition. Gun owners are without a doubt the number one target of those who wish to restrict the rights of Americans. One reason for the threat of increased spying is that the number of gun owners in America has been rising dramatically. According to the FBI, there have been 73,441,399 background | Read More »
Small business lessons that Barack Obama never learned…
Last year I was having a conversation with a friend who runs a small business that employs about a half a dozen people and does a little over a million dollars a year in revenue. She came onboard about two years after the recession pummeled the business and they’ve been basically flat since, but they’ve survived, something many of their competitors did not. She was | Read More »
Maness Never was in the Race
In spite of the fact that many in Louisiana have tried to give him the opportunity and exposure he continually shoots himself in the foot. I’m guessing that the latest stunt he pulled was because he is dead dog broke and had a horrible 4th quarter. His burn rate is higher than his receipts which are not enough to be competitive in a congressional race | Read More »
Democrats Playing in GOP primary for Texas Supreme Court
In the last few days I read, with interest, two items running on highly respected, national conservative blogs. First, Brandon Darby and Bob Price reported on Breitbart.com on the failed lawsuit of Joe Pool, Jr., against conservative incumbent Texas Supreme Court Justice Jeff Brown (whom I have been advising). The full story has a lot of good information in it, but the lede really says | Read More »
Obamacare’s Increasing Cost
From my “I am Directly Involved” files: An employee of a company I know Had her employer funded healthcare ended in October of 2013, as expected. At that time she and her husband(same company) filled out everything for Obamacare like 1 or 2 million other people(out of 310 million Citizens). Today they are still waiting to have any confirmation of care. That’s not the real | Read More »
One of the newer leftist meme’s in defense of their extremist anti-freedom agenda, specifically background checks and registration, is the effort to silence opposition by claiming everyone’s guns are already registered. The NRA did it to us, they say! The Mommies Demanding Action seem to like this one. To provide a convenient, consistent response to this fallacy I find it once again necessary to define | Read More »
Week 3 Chronological Bible Reading – 2014
Week 3 – 2014 January Monday 20 Genesis 36 – 37 Tuesday 21 Genesis 38 – 40 Wednesday 22 Genesis 41 – 42 Thursday 23 Genesis 43 – 45 Friday 24 Genesis 46 – 47 Saturday 25 Genesis 48 – 50 Sunday 26 Job 1 – 3 JOB Author: Uncertain. Suggestions include Job himself, Elihu, Moses, and Solomon. Date: Uncertain (although we do not know | Read More »
The GMO food scare craze.
This is one of my pet peeves. This makes me frustrated that we fall for the tricks of the left that use fear to generate votes. The World has been eating GMO food technically for millennium. In context of the current scare we have for several decades. So what does this mean? It means that hundreds of millions to several billion people have eaten GMO | Read More »
Massachusetts, Free Speech and Abortion Clinics
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of McCollum vs. Coakley, a case which challenged a Massachusetts law involving a 35-foot free speech buffer zone around abortion clinics in that state. The law was passed ostensibly to deal with cases of pro-life “protesters” blocking clinic access to patients. It became quite obvious early in this case that the pro-life “protesters” were | Read More »
Oklahoma GOP passes resolution against CCSS
The political tide on Common Core is shifting. Politicians who refuse to listen to the concerns of parents do so at their own peril. George Will noted the shift in his recent column, Opposition to the Common Core is surging because Washington, hoping to mollify opponents, is saying, in effect: “If you like your local control of education, you can keep it. Period.” To which | Read More »
http://www.mlgoodell.webs.com I have to apologize for not weighing in sooner on the Chris Christie crisis. I feel as if I have let down my many readers, those of you who don’t feel comfortable forming an opinion until you hear my take. My failure to come to your aid will remain a dark stain on my moral fabric for as long as I live, because, during | Read More »
George Will’s opinion on the Common Core (and why it matters)
In an opinion piece for the Washington Post, George Will surveys the political landscape in opposition to Common Core and sees some “healthy aspects of today’s politics.” “The rise of opposition to the Common Core illustrates three healthy aspects of today’s politics. First, new communication skills and technologies enable energized minorities to force new topics onto the political agenda. Second, this uprising of local communities | Read More »
100 Million Americans on Boehner’s Hit List
Don’t mistake that sad face as an American Patriot – that is the face of a man who has turned against his Country. No real tears folks – he’s laughing all the way to the back while we’re trying to hold down two part jobs and put food on our tables. Over 100 million American workers are on John Boenher’s hit list – that seems | Read More »
Who Will Win the War Against Income Inequality?
From each according to their ability to each according to their need was the hollow promise of the Soviet Union. It was long known to be merely the cover for a ruthless Communist Party that pretended to build a worker’s paradise while in fact enslaving a nation for its own gain. Today this infamous lie has been resurrected in America as the war against income | Read More »
Tags: Dr. Robert Owens
, Equality of Outcome
, Federal Reserve
, income inequality
, Progressive Agenda
, progressive tax
, socialist agenda
, Wealth redistribution
Are Libertarians Just Pot Smoking Republicans?
This diary entry has been in the making for many months now even before Erick Erickson weighed in on the issue and other diary writers have expressed their views whether it was through reasoned articles or responses to other person’s articles. As to the link between the use of marijuana and libertarians, this simply falls under the umbrella of keeping the heavy hand of government | Read More »
Democrats attempting to continue IRS targetting of Conservatives
I ran across this news article: President Obama and Democrats have been at great pains to insist they knew nothing about IRS targeting of conservative 501(c)(4) nonprofits before the 2012 election. They’ve been at even greater pains this week to ensure that the same conservative groups are silenced in the 2014 midterms. That’s the big, dirty secret of the omnibus negotiations. As one of the only bills | Read More »
What if Hillary doesn’t run……?
I suspect that far more astute political minds than mine have already begun to run through the implications, and scenarios, if Hillary Clinton decides not to run in 2016. Yet despite endless MSM coronations and the semi-pathetic “Ready for Hillary” launch, we’ve yet to see any serious discussion of anything other than her imminent coronation as the Democrat nominee. Right now, I would suggest that | Read More »
Missouri Tax Hypocrisy
Just a few months after Missouri’s Governor Jay Nixon vetoed a small but beneficial income tax cut, totaling $700 million over 10 years (barely larger than the one-year value of recent cuts in North Carolina), the Governor convened a special session to provide tax carve-outs for aircraft manufacturer, Boeing.
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2014 Year of the Rats – Conservatives Beware
Hotline from Little Tboca’s computer, January 16, 2014 @ 1:30 PM – like many of my friends every now and then we must take a deep breath, stand back and analyze where we’ve been and where we’re going. The “been” part is past but it definitely will affect the “going” in 2014. Did a little surfing and read some hot off the press articles like | Read More »
FLASHBACK: The 1913 Tax Return Form
As we begin tax season, here’s something to ponder. 1n 1913, the 16th Amendment was ratified which granted Congress the ability to levy a personal income tax. Below is a scan of the tax form from 100 years ago: That is the first page of the 1913 1040. It is FOUR pages in its entirety — 3 pages of calculations and 1 page of instructions. | Read More »
This Just In – Tom Coburn To Retire Before Senate Term Ends UPDATED
His reasoning for retiring early has to due with battling reoccurring cancer. It’ll be after midterms meaning there’ll be a special election scheduled for that time. Likely Republican candidates could be Reps. Tom Cole, James Lankford and my own Jim Bridenstine. And this is on top of other high profile statewide offices up like the Governorship and the Senate seat held by Jim Inhofe. Speaking | Read More »
Christie’s Bridgegate just as bad as Obama’s scandals
It’s been a week now since Chris Christie was forced to face the scandal that has come to be known as “Bridgegate.” And as the dust from this political payback has settled, heads have rolled and top people within his administration have been terminated thrown under the bus of political expediency. During the post-mortem of these events, an interesting colloquy has been developing within Conservative | Read More »
, Chicago politics
, Chris Christie
, irs scandal
President Obama’s “Power of the Pen”
Since the Republicans took over the House in 2010, there has been much talk about gridlock. In fact, the role of Harry Reid has been to prevent House bills from darkening the President’s doorstep, with budgeting, prior to the past month, left to “continuing resolutions” and Obama ruling by executive order and regulation rather than trying to find common ground. With this week’s braggadocio that he had | Read More »
National Review’s hit piece on Matt Bevin
You can call it whatever you like, but the fact remains that this piece was written solely for Mitch McConnell’s benefit. Let’s put it this way: It’s not the kind of rhetoric you’d expect to hear from an insurgent primary candidate running to Mitch McConnell’s right. “We have way too much partisanship in Washington,” Matt Bevin told a Republican audience in Hardin County, Ky., on | Read More »
ObamaCare’s War on Young Entrepreneurs
By Paul Dietzel, Founder of Anedot, Inc. and Candidate for Congress (LA-6) Obamacare is rolling back the progress of the Internet—and that’s not a cheap jab at healthcare.gov. Entrepreneurship for young Americans in the last decade has flourished thanks primarily to the Internet. As the 27-year-old founder of fundraising software company Anedot, Inc., I have seen the advantages of apps, telecommuting and e-commerce. The Internet | Read More »
The GOP’s Phenomenal Record On Civil Rights
The Grand Old Party, the party responsible for the vast majority of civil rights legislation, began in a little schoolhouse in Ripon, Wisconsin, in 1854. A small assembly of abolitionists came together to bring an end to the institution of slavery. This tiny group of individuals eventually gave way to a political party dedicated to freedom, equal opportunity and civil rights. The name “Republican” alludes | Read More »
Religious Freedom Day is About Actions Not Mere Words [UPDATED]
Today, January 16th, is national Religious Freedom Day. Like many of his predecessors before him, President Obama issued the obligatory proclamation.
But are we, as a nation in general and this Administration specifically, really protecting religious liberty?
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The Noel Canning Case
In a previous entry, I outlined the arguments in the case of NLRB vs. Noel Canning Company. To rehash, the company here lost a decision before the National Labor Relations Board. Upon appeal to the District Court of Appeals in DC, they won their case arguing that the decision could not stand since the composition of the NLRB was unconstitutional. Specifically, they argued and won | Read More »
Freedom to Assault
“I know that God will protect me as long as He has work for me and other Abolitionists to do. So, in accordance with the 2nd tenet of Abolitionism, ‘Reliance upon Providence,’ I lean completely upon the Lord’s protection and provision in all of this and know that He will be glorified and will use this in order to bring success to the Abolitionist Movement. I also realize that this work may cost my life and I have counted the cost and put my hand to the plow and do not plan on looking back.”
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ObamaCare judge would rewrite everything
A federal District Court ruling today ignored the plain language of ObamaCare and claimed people in states who opted out of setting up their own exchanges face tax penalties under the law, even though the ”Affordable Care Act” statute specifically excludes them. United States District Judge Paul L. Friedman ruled that the phrase “established by the State” means “established by the federal government, too” in this case because construction | Read More »
On Medical Marijuana
I was listening to Erick on the way home today and as usual, he began the show with his normal disclaimer:” I know I’m probably going to make some of you angry….”. The topic being discussed was Medical Marijuana legalization in the state of Georgia. Now, I need to provide my own disclaimer. I almost always agree with Erick. We generally use different lines of reasoning, | Read More »
Apparently the 4th Amendment doesn’t apply in MD
Today I saw this: http://joeforamerica.com/2014/01/gun-owners-careful-pass-maryland/#vXeS6cTkzYt61tyW.99 It got me to thinking about a couple of things, mostly about our 4th amendment rights and the creation of a police state with no right to privacy. There were 2 things that really stick out in this story. 1. How did the cop know he owned a gun? and 2. Do Maryland police know or care about FOPA 1986? | Read More »
While We’re At It, Let’s Defeat McConnell’s Right Hand Man Too
New polling is showing that Mitch McConnell is losing ground to Matt Bevin in Kentucky. This is great news. While McConnell might have a boatload of money, once Bevin’s name and McConnell’s follies reach saturation levels McConnell will be toast. Thankfully, many conservative PACs have lined up behind Bevin, who is a mufti-millionaire with self-funding ability, and local Tea Partiers are organizing a strong ground game | Read More »
McCullen v. Coakley: Pro-Life Buffer Zones Rebuffed, Abortion Clinics Compared to Slaughterhouses
Do pro-life Americans have free speech rights – the right to quietly talk to willing passersby on the street corner – or are the public sidewalks surrounding abortion clinics somehow speech free zones impervious to the protections of the First Amendment?
That is the precise question considered by the Supreme Court today in McCullen v. Coakley.
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Businessweek: F-35 Comes Out Ahead in Spending Bill
The F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter program will continue to receive full funding under provisions in the U.S. omnibus spending bill, according to Bloomberg Businessweek’s report. While the defense appropriations under the spending bill will include approximately $25 billion in cuts to military spending, the Pentagon will receive all of the F-35 planes it has requested in 2014. From the article: The $1.01 trillion | Read More »
Traitor or Dictator – You Be the Judge
One must think about the many things that are transpiring right in front of our eyes and realize we’re held hostage by a dictator and traitor and so far the laws of our lands haven’t protected Americans or their Country. Something is absolutely wrong with this scenario – we have laws to protect us from traitors and dictators and yet no group or groups of | Read More »
Where’s the Gold?
Around the time of (and shortly after) World War II many countries sent some of their gold to the U.S. The thinking was that it would be safer in the vaults of New York and elsewhere. But countries are starting to worry. The latest concern comes from Germany, who asked that some of its gold be returned. The US said it could not be sent | Read More »
CORRUPT POLITICIANS WILL FIND A WAY
You can’t legislate morality. While we try to limit bad behavior in politicians with ethics laws, it seems the more complex the laws become the less they are followed. What we need are ethical politicians. Take the case of the recent dealings here in Georgia by a group of Commissioners in Cobb County falling all over themselves to get the Atlanta Braves to build a | Read More »
My disagreement with libertarians about Marijuana
Cross posted from one of my other sites where a bunch of libertarians are acting all huffy and puffy about my disagreement about pot, Ron Paul, and the likes. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I am giving my counter argument to legalization and I am giving my endorsement to the war on drugs. Libertarians decry any sort of law stopping drug use, or in some cases they will relent | Read More »
Listen to the Moneytalk in Louisiana
There are a couple different points to make here, and it’s a set of points that, when connected, paint an interesting picture in the upcoming Senate race here in the state. Mary Landrieu’s grasp on the state is slipping, thanks in no small part to Barack Obama (a sincere thanks from me and my family, Mr. President), and the rise of now three Republican candidates | Read More »
10th Amendment? What 10th Amendment?
Remember all of those people who claimed the “libertarian” title which by extension meant they supported among other things Federalism and the 10th amendment. In fact that used to be a defining characteristic of the Libertarian wing of the GOP. These same people claimed that the DOMA ruling was a based on a strict reading of the 10th. These people spent all of 2012 and | Read More »
Have We “Surrendered” to Iran’s Nuclear Ambitions?
In the Obama Administration’s recent “deal” with Iran, the U.S. gave the radical regime relief from sanctions, legitimized its nuclear program, allowed it to continue enriching uranium, and didn’t even ask for the release of American Pastor Saeed Abedini in return.
So, how did Iran respond to the deal? Unsurprisingly, much the same way we did.
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Michael Wiener (Savage), How’s that New Time Slot Working out for You?
I have to say I have only listened to his show sporadically and I have always thought he was out there with the kook fringe. However, now he’s on at 3:00pm Eastern and he displaced Sean Hannity, which is a shame. He’s not even in the same league. Today, however, he lost me completely and for good and I no longer will intentionally listen to | Read More »
Google is #ReadyForHillary
Google’s top brass have gotten accustomed to the perks that come with being in the president’s inner circle–the sweetheart deals, the White House job opportunities, the ability to influence regulatory policy, and the access to the most powerful office in the world. So it’s no surprise that as the Obama years begin to wane, the Google leadership is already scheming to maneuver its way into | Read More »
The Church of Global Warming
George Bernard Shaw famously said, “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself.” There couldn’t be a better description of our president, who proclaimed in Berlin in July 2008: “This is the moment when we must come together to save this planet. Let us resolve that we will not leave our children a | Read More »
Obamacare as Symptom
I am coming up on a choice to sign up for Medicare. I am healthy with no preexisting conditions requiring ongoing care and I don’t need ongoing drug prescriptions. I have four choices for healthcare insurance and annual cost exposure in 2014 as follows: Private Policy: If healthy $4,000 – If sick $17,000. (This choice goes away for 2015.) Obamacare Policy: If healthy $7,800 – | Read More »