Did Eric Holder Do Something Right?

    Yes, yes — I never thought I’d write something positive about Eric Holder, but from the looks of news in the Washington Post, Eric Holder has done something about which I (cautiously) agree. Holder announced that he has “barred local and state police from using federal law to seize cash, cars and other property without warrants or criminal charges. Holder’s action represents the most sweeping | Read More »

    On Duke, Islam, and Progressives

    In third grade, I won a basketball game at a local carnival, and as a prize was handed a Duke Blue Devils-themed miniature basketball.  With piqued interest, my first distinct memory as a Duke Basketball fan was the following season’s national championship game in 1999: Coach Mike Krzyzewski and Duke — which had not lost since the championship game of the early-season Great Alaska Shootout | Read More »

    Do You have Hope?

    Marching out of Yorktown to surrender the British Army played the song “The World Turned Upside Down.”  As I drive to Meg Lo Mart to make my latest deposit of monopoly money in a Chinese savings account all I can do is mumble the final tag-line of the Wicked Witch of the West, “What a world? What a world?” There is a massive unspoken problem | Read More »

    “Don’t do stupid stuff” Is No Longer Obama’s Foreign Policy

    "Don't do stupid stuff" Is No Longer Obama's Foreign Policy

    It’s official: our foreign policy has devolved to singing. Having found our previous #hashtag foreign policy no longer effective we’ve moved on to a different course of action. It consists of springing old pop songs, and old pop song purveyors, on both our friends and enemies in order to express our heartfelt concern and whoa, whoa, whoa feelings. I can only presume that the intended | Read More »

    “Racist” Cops and Police Brutality

    Not that I am late to the conversation, but I considered it best to let the angry rhetoric die down before penning this entry.  We have witnessed some ugly scenes in Ferguson and New York City that I believe we can all agree were not handled particularly well.  The fingers point at city officials and protesters with the flash point being the police in between. | Read More »

    Faith On The Final Frontier

    “The final frontier” — since the mid 1960’s these words have characterized Star Trek’s perception of the adventure and the discoveries to be found in the distant reaches of outer space. Yet can this vast interstellar ether really be said to be the final frontier in terms of providing an ultimate foundation or purpose? For despite all its wonder, at its core the cosmos is | Read More »

    Pope Francis and Free Speech – “There Are Limits”

    Should we demur from using a very powerful weapon against the nihilistic enemies of freedom and personal choice – the weapon of free speech? Not from what I can see. Islam is a filthy religion and its’ ‘Prophet’ is an abomination and the Muslim tribe generally is a disgrace to humanity.

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    Christian Ministers Leading from the Front: In and Out of the Pulpit

    Ministers have always been at the forefront of leading America, calling upon God for mercy, guidance, wisdom, and revival. Historically, they led both in and out of the pulpit—spawning the American Revolution, opposing slavery and organizing the Underground Railroad, actively registering people to vote, supporting civil rights, prison reform, and poverty legislation, and fighting in war and/or serving as military chaplains. Because every area of | Read More »


          Americans should never forget that President Barack Obama was a no-show when over 40 world leaders joined to express their revulsion over radical Muslim terrorism in Paris, France. While many in the news media deliberately ignored this snub, our Nation and its citizens found it extremely embarrassing. No wonder, that under the Obama Administration, neither America’s friends or enemies respect or trust | Read More »

    Ted Cruz will not be President

    Ted Cruz can’t win.  There are many myths about Ted Cruz being unable to win.  Silly myths generated by Americans who have been evangelized by the culture and the media.  Ted Cruz can’t win because he will be “Sarah Palanized” by the media and won’t have a chance in a national election because of it.  Let’s tackle this myth and tear it out root and | Read More »

    Everything Obama needs to know he can again learn on Fox News

    Everything Obama needs to know he can again learn on Fox News

    I see that Dish and Fox News have worked out their differences and now Dish subscribers can watch Fox News again. The White House is relieved because, despite protests to the contrary, the reality is that Big Guy gets all his news from Fox. That’s right, since the Big White is a Dish subscriber, they were pretty much cut off from what was going on | Read More »

    Are powerful unions a thing of the past?!

    Are powerful unions a thing of the past?!

    Are unions “dying”? With the path unions are currently heading, they may soon be thing of the past.   They’ve moved from their focus from advocating for safe work conditions and fair pay, to political organizations using their network to influence the political realm. Southern New Mexicans who worked the mines decades ago were surprised when the Bayard, New Mexico Freeport McMoRan owned mine “decertified” or | Read More »

    We must remember:

    The birthday of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be remembered next Monday. Obama’s people did not let Americans forget it in the 2103 inauguration, as they tried to link Obama to the legacy of the Civil Rights movement. Nevertheless, in his Letter from Birmingham Jail, King stated strongly: “I cannot sit idly by in Atlanta and not be concerned about what happens in Birmingham. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

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    Tackling Poverty

    The Obama solution to alleviating poverty in America is a five-fingered approach: (1) create jobs, (2)  increase wages, (3) job training, (4) invest in kids and (5) strengthen families.  The conservative solution is (1) job creation, (2) job training, (3) education and (4) decreasing single parenthood.  As one can see, there is some overlap here and one would think that some reasonable solutions can be | Read More »

    With a Nod to Mikeymike, Ted Cruz is Deh Man

    Who is this man? In an attempt to jog your memory, I will begin by saying he was the Jeb Bush of the 1980 election season  By early 1979, he was swaggering about the country, vacuuming up the wealthy donor palm-grease like an Oreck-XL. He was the man to beat. He’d been a Secretary of the Treasury. He’d been a Secretary of the Navy…. C’mon, | Read More »

    Mexico is Now Issuing Birth Certificates in U.S.

    Mexico is Now Issuing Birth Certificates in U.S.

    ¡Dios bendito! Mexico’s government is not known for its efficiency.  But they’ve got their act together if you’re a Mexican citizen in the United States, and need your permiso, or your driver’s license in California.  Today (Jan 15), the Mexican government is issuing birth certificates from any consulate in the United States. Not 24 hours after the House of Representatives approved a bill that would | Read More »

    Disenfranchised a

    I thought you guys might be interested in some recent communication that I had with Speaker Boehner’s office. Prior to the close of the 113th congressional session, I sent the following e-mail to the Speaker’s Office: I can’t believe what I am learning. Relative to Obama’s Illegal Immigrant Executive Orders, you are about to dis-enfranchise the American voter again by ignoring the overwhelming November mandate | Read More »

    What Would You Ask the Candidates?

      RedState is headed to Iowa next weekend, January 24th for the Freedom Summit.  Check out the speaker line-up at iowafreedomsummit.com.  We will be live-streaming the event on RedState.com and producing a “Five Questions” series for the site, asking the same five questions of all the speakers willing to chat with us.  Submit your questions in the comments section, on our Facebook page or via | Read More »

    A Simple Case For Impeachment of Barack Obama

    The fundamental duty of the President of the United States is to enforce the law.  The executive branch is the only segment of the federal government with the resources and authority to implement and enforce federal laws applicable to individual citizens and businesses (actions in contempt of Congress notwithstanding).  When a President intentionally fails to enforce the law, that President has failed at his primary duty and | Read More »

    #TBT– that’s Throw Back Thursday in case you don’t know.

    #TBT– that’s Throw Back Thursday in case you don’t know.

    “Michelle Obama danced with a turnip and knows how to #tbt. Can her savvy help her kids use social media?” Washington Post To save you the trouble, “#tbt” stands for “hashtag throw back Thursday” – when everybody tweets old pictures of themselves. So okay, she asked for it. Here are just a few #tbt pics from our historic first year, which completely transformed the meaning | Read More »

    Rep Justin Amash Wants to Have His Cake and Eat It

    Rep Justin Amash Wants to Have His Cake and Eat It

    has some ‘splaining to do. But first, some background. Speaker showed some backbone on the House floor yesterday, as that body passed a funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security, with amendments attached which would roll back DACA—something that’s long overdue—and remove funding for President Obama’s executive edicts (they weren’t executive actions because he simply spoke them into being like Zeus from Olympus) dealing | Read More »

    IRS Budget Cuts: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

    Budget cuts to the IRS will be impacting citizens more drastically this year. The Taxpayer Advocate, Nina Olsen, painted a bleak picture for filing season and beyond in her annual report to Congress. The Good: — The number of audits will decline. The Bad: — Technology upgrades will be delayed, although the Commissioner, John Koskinen, is “reasonably confident — very confident” that upgrades needed to | Read More »

    A few reasons why social promotion is just all-wrong!

    A few reasons why social promotion is just all-wrong!

    Social promotion, the practice of allowing students to progress from one grade to the next without their learning in the classroom and improving test scores, may truly lead to behavioral issues and higher dropout rates.  According to one report in Education Week, social promotion began as a response to students who were falling behind.  The student’s psychological health and social life is supposed to be | Read More »

    The Wall Street Vs. Main Street Garbage

    Today, we hear a lot of rhetoric from the Left about Wall Street especially from the newest poster child for these beliefs- .  This self-described intellectual inspiration behind the Occupy Wall Street “movement” is all over the news and liberal blogosphere with chants encouraging her to run for president in 2016.  Being the intellectual inspiration for a movement whose greatest achievement was crapping on a | Read More »

    Forget about letting Turkey into the EU; Turkey must be expelled from NATO

    Turkish president Erdogan must have a Jewish ancestor somewhere. Otherwise, how else could one explain Turkey’s over-the-top display of chutzpah in recent days. Europe comes together, in a near spontaneous outpouring of revulsion against the terrorist attack by Islamic radicals in Paris, and what does Erdogan do? 1. He sends his Prime Minister to Paris to march in the demonstration, yet he accuses the “West” | Read More »

    Montgomery County MD Officials Conspire With NARAL Against Pregnancy Crisis Centers

    Montgomery County MD Officials Conspire With NARAL Against Pregnancy Crisis Centers

    I know that this is Breeanne Howe’s bailiwick, but I didn’t think it should wait for her next installment of The Vine.  Besides, I think The Vine lifts me up more when it’s about positive pro-life stories, and this one is decidedly sad.  Actually it makes me burning, seething, mad. Lifesitenews did some digging into the too-cozy relationship between Montgomery County, Maryland officials and pro-death | Read More »

    Rep. Adam Kinzinger: Stopping Executive Amnesty For Dreamers “Wrong Message”

    Wednesday morning the House of Representatives voted to pass a Department of Homeland Security funding bill that contains 2 amendments to curtail President Obama’s unconstitutional executive amnesty orders issued in November and in the summer of 2012. That second amendment, offered by Tennessee congresswoman was opposed by 26 RINO Republicans and was nearly defeated.  The Blackburn amendment puts an end to President Obama’s Deferred Deportation(DACA) | Read More »

    Retrofit Mitt

    From the flurry of news articles about another Romney bid for the Presidency in 2016, with The Wall Street Journal editorial board referring to his bid as “Romney Recycled” and the polar opposite Washington Post also penning a piece, you’d think Romney was through before he even declared himself a candidate. First, let me say, I think Romney is a decent man.  So decent in fact | Read More »

    Virginia County to Interrogate Homeschool Teens about Their Religious Beliefs

    A school board in Virginia is considering the repeal of a policy that would have forced 14-year-old minors to stand before the school board to be interrogated about their religious beliefs.

    The Goochland County policy is aimed at homeschool families that fall under Virginia’s decades-old religious exemption statute, which acknowledges parents’ rights to direct the upbringing and education of their children.

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    Joining Forces: Team-Obama, “Team-Plants” and Hollywood

    Joining Forces: Team-Obama, “Team-Plants” and Hollywood

    I’m pleased to report that I have arrived safely in Park City where all the Christmas trees are still festooned with zillions of lights and everything is covered with a foot of fresh snow. It’s still really early here so let me be brief: Lady M released a new Joining Forces video with Greg Popovich, coach of the San Antonio Spurs. They both look like | Read More »

    Open Thread – Obama-New Tax Proposal

    Here we go again.  Yup…we are going to get those gas prices up.  Just remember…he can’t stop the methane…he can only “tax” it.   Finally we are getting a little break from this so-called non-inflation and they have to tax it.  My thoughts….if you are so worried about methane…get rid of ethanol. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jan/14/obama-hits-oil-and-gas-industry-demands-massive-re/

    Why the Left is Hyperventilating Over Dynamic Scoring

    Why the Left is Hyperventilating Over Dynamic Scoring

    The Left is so used to controlling information that they believe it to be their birthright.  For nearly 100 years, they’ve assumed the mantle of impartiality simply to cover their own failed policy aspirations.  Now they are all going bat-guano crazy because the Republican majority in Congress wants to make a small dent in the gleaming fact-fogging machine the Left has built, by directing the | Read More »

    And the Islamic Apologists Just Keep Coming

    Elias Isquith a political writer for Salon and other liberal outlets.  He is also a naive jerk of the highest order.  Like another Salon/Alternet writer- Amanda Marcotte- he spouts some of the most twisted, almost retarded stuff ever written.  His latest piece is titled ” and the New McCarthyism: Inside a dangerous response to the atrocity in Paris.”  He spends three tortured paragraphs of eight explaining his love | Read More »

    Apostates Hijack The Messiah’s Arrival To Whitewash Criminal Mayhem

    The TransFORM network is a “progressive community formation network.” Right from the get go, anyone with a lick of sense can tell that his outfit isn’t playing with a full theological deck. Any doubting it only need to consider what the organization was proposing for the Christmas and Advent seasons. The email making the suggestion begins, “Advent is a time when sentimentality and spiritualization reigns. | Read More »

    The Charlie Hebdo Tipping Point

    Introduction – established frameworks of Islam The twin terror attacks in Paris last week sent shock-waves through western capitals. Heads of government, members of parliament and pundits took to the airwaves in order to frame the conversation about the nature of the problem and policy recommendations going forward. As with other acts of violence committed by Muslim terrorists, the media and political narratives generally fell | Read More »

    Boko Haram’s Radical Islamic Jihadist Army Barbarically Murders 2,000 More

    As the world has watched the horrific terrorist attacks in Paris, France last week, as radical Islamic jihadists murdered over a dozen innocent civilians and struck at the very heart of freedom, another terrorist group carried out what is being called the “second-deadliest terrorist attack in modern history.”

    Boko Haram, a radical Islamic jihadist army similar in its barbaric tactics to ISIS, slaughtered an estimated 2,000 innocent human beings last week, literally exterminating an entire city in northern Nigeria.

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    The Jewish “Hybrid Race of Shape Shifters” to Blame for Bombing Theory

    Over at the Daily Beast is an article entitled “Paris’s Muslim Suburbs Blame Jews for Charlie”.  Nice quick article where the author has interviewed several Muslims and gotten some interesting feedback on their thoughts as to why the bombing occurred.   Some explanations are what you would expect. The classic “well, he started it” routine whereby if you hadn’t done this, we wouldn’t have done that. But at least a couple | Read More »

    Follow the Money: Coalition to Stop Gun Violence

    Follow the Money: Coalition to Stop Gun Violence

    Anyone watching the NFL playoffs has undoubtedly seen the ads for this week’s release of American Sniper, the biopic of decorated Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle.  Kyle, who served four tours in Iraq, was an American hero.  He saved countless lives and worked with disabled veterans after he was honorably discharged.  He made the rounds on cable news and positively influenced just about every single | Read More »


    http://www.mlgoodell.webs.com It is a staple of B-Grade movie thrillers that a structure built over an ancient Indian burial ground will inevitably become a portal for an alternate evil universe. No doubt president Obama must be wondering who was buried beneath the White House, or even beneath Michelle’s organic vegetable garden, because it’s like he’s stumbled into an alternate evil universe. Every time he turns around, | Read More »

    Last night, I dreamed of a world without Obama’s peas.

    Last night, I dreamed of a world without Obama's peas.

    Not my favorite way to wrap up a road trip: it’s going to be a snowy trip through the mountain passes today. So I’ll just wrap up my thoughts on this pea thing, that I can’t seem to get off my brain, and leave you all to sort it out. I sure hope it isn’t something I ate. As a member of the humble legume | Read More »

    Obama Cares THIS Much About Islamic Terrorism

    Obama Cares THIS Much About Islamic Terrorism

      When the world press took the White House over its knee for President Obama’s absence at Sunday’s anti-terror rally in Paris, the official response might well have been “my dog ate my homework.” The White House cited security concerns and the fact that the rally came together quickly, in about 36 hours. [White House press secretary Josh] Earnest said presidential or vice presidential security for events | Read More »

    Why Not Net Neutrality?

    With the FCC about to rule on net neutrality next month, we need to look at this very important subject for what it is.  The Left, which is largely for it in keeping with their anti-corporate rhetoric, loves to gussy up things in soft, fuzzy, cuddly phrases like “net neutrality” or “fairness doctrines.”  That should be a warning sign.  Everyone loves equality, neutrality and fairness, | Read More »

    Survival of Iowa Straw Poll is Good for Rand Paul

    The big political news out of Iowa this week is that the much-ballyhooed Iowa Straw Poll survives.  Sometime next August the Republican Presidential candidates that care to know what Iowa’s grass roots think of them will come together with their supporters for bar-b-q, speeches, revelry and of course the eponymous poll. Meanwhile, back in D.C., the Washington Post has been poo-pooing ’s chances to win the Presidential nomination, | Read More »

    Rand Paul’s Education Stance Resonates in Iowa

    “I recognize the great potential of local schools and parents who are allowed the freedom to manage their own children’s educational needs, according to the community they live in.” “What about local control?” The first is a partial quotation from Rand Paul’s United States Senate website.  The second is from an editorial in last Sunday’s Des Moines Register bemoaning the state government’s interference in local control | Read More »

    Why Rand Paul?

    is the rare Presidential candidate that is both the smart choice and the right choice.  He’s the smart choice because he can win.  He’s the right choice because he really believes in liberty—not just as a talking point—but as someone that has devoted his entire political career to the cause. We’re often reminded to be practical in our selection of candidates.  We can’t accomplish anything | Read More »

    A woman has a right to choose … unless Connecticut disagrees.

    In October 2014, Cassandra saw DCF and the entire Windsor Locks Police Department surrounding her house, pounding on doors and windows. She hid in the closet, but when her mother returned home, the state agents invaded the house and took Cassandra into custody.

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    As a Conservative, I Support Ted Cruz for President

    In 2008, our GOP kingmakers said that we must nominate an establishment moderate as our candidate for president if we wanted to win the general election. Conservatives then supported in the primary over more conservative choices, only to watch him get clobbered in November. In 2012, the GOP elite trotted out that same lie about moderates and electability. So conservatives took one for the team | Read More »

    Want to end terrorism? Burn the Constitution!

    In just the latest example of how far liberals are willing to go to make the world a “safer” place, we receive word that a former cabinet member of the Jimmy Carter administration wants to eliminate certain forms of free speech. In an appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program, former National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski feels that the United States should reconsider whether satire should | Read More »

    As Christianity exits Europe, ‘Criminal Muslims’ fill void with rabid violence

    History provides ample evidence of ways in which the local church provides continuity, encouragement and support of family life and societal freedoms. It also reveals what happens when churches close: societal structures erode, crime escalates, and freedoms evaporate. Throughout Europe, tens of thousands of churches have been torn down, sold and repurposed due to an 80-90 percent drop in attendance. Non-attendance is indicative of negative population growth and sub-replacement fertility | Read More »

    “Criminal Muslim” Ideology is Freedomphobic, Christianphobic, and Anti-Semitic

    Westerners must identify Islamic threats to their existence if not for the only reason that they themselves and their way of life are identified as the primary threat to Sharia. Muslims worldwide identify their problem: Kūffar, the non-believer, those who reject Allah, or are otherwise known as “infidel.” I am Kāfir. I reject Islam as a religion and as anything remotely close to a peaceful | Read More »