Brewer’s veto of senate bill 1062
Governor Brewer’s veto is no surprise. When the NFL tells you that your going to lose the Super Bowl, religious liberty and freedom of conscience do not stand a chance. Lawmakers could have written a better bill. Had the bill limited the businesses affected to those with five employees or less, it would have been harder to mischaracterize and ultimately veto. For Christians, make no | Read More »
Update On Elections: Senate Races Turn Interesting Corner
On Michigan, Gary Peters is an @$$hole! He viciously attacked a mother with leukemia who had her insurance cancelled due to Obamacare. And he voted for it. You know what, just on that I say screw the pundits. I rate this as leaning R. The Republican candidate Terri Lynn Land was already in a lead in the polls anyway so I don’t why pundits have yet | Read More »
Time for Illinois Conservatives to Rally Behind Bill Brady
With the primary less than one month away it is time for conservatives to rally behind Bill Brady for Illinois’ next Governor.
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The “Consider This!” Podcast, Episode 67: Writing Laws With a Pen and a Phone, and Hollywood Liberals For Tax Cuts
The latest episode of the “Consider This!” podcast is out. Conservative commentary in 10 minutes or less. A pen and a phone. That’s what President Obama recently said he had which could circumvent Congress on policy topics he wanted to get moving. Conservatives, like me, compared him to a king, giving orders and expecting everyone to jump. The Left took this opportunity to show that the number | Read More »
(Updated) Who are your Top 5 for 2016 GOP presidential nomination (OPEN THREAD)
Greetings all, (Updated) Results of this non-scientific ‘straw poll’ do show a connection regarding the two Texans. As I have read elsewhere, it would appear Rick Perry’s decision to run will be incumbent on whether Ted Cruz declares his own candidacy. Sen. Ted Cruz (TX) 111 votes Gov. Scott Walker (WI) 109 votes Sen. Rand Paul (KY) 96 votes Gov. Rick Perry (TX) 58 votes | Read More »
Feds lame answer to student-privacy protection: “It depends”
The US Department of Education released a report on student-data privacy. (PDF) in an attempt to answer the growing concerns about student privacy and disclosing their personal information to third-party vendors. The report is far from reassuring. The answer to whether Personal Identifiable Information (PII) is protected is, “it depends….there is no universal answer.” Is Student Information Used in Online Educational Services Protected by FERPA? | Read More »
Time Magazine’s Anti-Christian Bias on Display
Over the years I have grown accustomed to the liberal bias in Time Magazine’s news reporting and learned to read their articles with a grain of salt. I used to save articles where their bias was particularly egregious but needed to stop when the offending articles began to dominate space in my file cabinet. However, Time editors outdid themselves in their March 3rd edition in | Read More »
Common Curriculum for the Common Core
Fordham produced a series of reports after examining the districts considered to be “early implementers” of the Common Core. Their findings published in “Common Core in the Districts: An Early Look at Early Implementer” are predictable and set the stage for a call for common curricula to go with the Common Core, the desired goal all along. Take particular note of #3 and #4: This | Read More »
Neuroscience and The Problem of Addiction
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Ben Domenech and Allysen Efferson are joined by Sally Satel to talk about her book Brainwashed – The Seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience, the science of addiction, Philip Seymour Hoffman and more. We’re brought to you by Stephen Clouse and Associates and The Heritage Foundation’s Morning Bell. If you’d like to | Read More »
Volunteering Levels In America Fall To An All-Time Low
Last year saw the lowest volunteering levels since the government has been keeping track, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Just over 62 Million Americans volunteered for an organization at least one time between September 2012 and September 2013, the Bureau pointed out, that’s roughly one fourth of all adult Americans. 2002 was the first year that the BLS carried out its survey on the | Read More »
The RNC Wants YOU to Help Pick the Next President
In case you haven’t gotten one in the mail yet, be on the lookout for a “survey” from RNC asking for your presidential preference. Oh, you’ll recognize all the names in the poll. Some are in office, some out. Some are Governors others are former something-or-others. Perry, Cruz, Rand Paul, Ron Paul, Jindel, Palin, Rubio, Gingrich, Cain, Christie, Barbour, Portman, Ryan, West…and on and on. There’s enough shiny names | Read More »
Let’s get out of Afghanistan!
I frankly wonder why the deadline has been pushed back to the end of the year. Now unlike in Iraq, it was initially merited to go into Afghanistan since they were harboring Al Qaeda. But 12 years is TOO long. Longer than WWI and WWII COMBINED and longer than Vietnam. And what have we to show for it? A country that’s still very divided into | Read More »
Democrats Exploiting Veterans to Grow Government
Unlike many modern-day functions of the federal government, caring for our wounded warriors is a core responsibility. But as is the case with other government programs, liberals think that doubling down on a woefully inadequate VA system and throwing more money at the problem will improve care for veterans. And similar to most other big government initiatives, Democrats are now using a highly-respected group of | Read More »
Why Cutting the Defense Budget is a Good Idea
A huge bomb was dropped on the national security community yesterday when Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced that the soon-to-be-released 2015 budget for the Department of Defense would feature massive cuts in personnel levels, material acquisition, and active duty pay and benefits. The new proposal seeks to cut the budget by $487 billion over the next ten years and decrease the number of troops in | Read More »
Illinois is Frozen Over, How Do I Get Yard Signs Up?
Here in Illinois it just gets colder and colder. Meaning the ground is still frozen. And frozen ground leads to a real lack of yard sign placement. While my favorite candidate signs are stuck in the garage I thought maybe I could find a way on the internet to put up signs in sub arctic temperatures. What I did find was this amusing video from | Read More »
That Time Liberals Realized the Obama Administration’s IRS Could Silence Their Free Speech Too
The newly proposed IRS rule governing the free speech of non-profit social welfare groups “will produce the same structural issues at the IRS that led to the use of inappropriate criteria in the selection of various charitable and social welfare groups for undue scrutiny.”
That’s not a quote from the ACLJ or Representatives Darrell Issa or Dave Camp (who are leading the congressional investigations into the IRS targeting scandal), nor is it the scathing analysis from the cable news channel President Obama loves to hate, Fox News.
It is the searing retort of none other than the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
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Breaking: Latest ObamaCare funding scandal
Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear is trying to keep quiet a Kynect web site glitch resulting in payment of excessive federal subsidies in January and February which must now be removed, resulting in higher premium payments for ObamaCare customers. The biggest unanswered question now is where the money comes from to pay for two months of premium shortages. The glitch resulted in customer premium payments plus | Read More »
Big Changes Ahead For The GOP
Republican Nation Committee Chairman, Reince Priebus stated that there were some big changes in store for the GOP. He was quoted in an interview with Mike Huckabee saying “What’s happened over the last several years at the RNC is that we have become, unfortunately, an organization that has shown up about once every four years, five months before an election,”. According to Prebius the RNC is | Read More »
Hagel, Defense, And You!
Chuck Hagel has unveiled a new plan for the Defense Department to reduce costs by downsizing and reshaping the military into something more efficient. At the very moment he mentioned downsizing, something interesting happened. All of his words, to most conservatives, became the noise made by teachers in the Charlie Brown cartoons. And, while cuts to the military are definitely a bad idea, there is | Read More »
Piers Morgan is fired (finally)
Well Piers has been given the ax finally due to horrible ratings. I doubt anybody will be missing him. He’s a (words I can only use on twitter) and about time he’d get punished. He was always a horrible debater against really anybody who went up to. We don’t have cable or satellite so I don’t watch CNN. Though even we did I wouldn’t be | Read More »
Planned Parenthood, NARAL Distort Politician’s Comments to Make a Point They Don’t Even Agree With
The Huffington Post, NARAL, and Planned Parenthood have gone on the offensive against a pro-life politician, excoriating him for referring to pregnant women as a “host”.
Yet, this is nothing more than another example of the ever prevalent abortion distortion.
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FCC Admits Newsroom Monitors “Overstepped the Bounds” of its Authority – Shelves Proposal
A week ago, the FCC was about to implement a draconian news monitoring program that might as well have been straight out of an Orwell novel. But the American people stood up and spoke out decisively, and now the FCC has shelved the program. How did it happen?
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The Watercooler ~ Open Thread
Okay, so I created an open thread because I have need of an open thread and don’t see any others appearing. For good measure, to cut through the cacophony of dissonance and confusion that seems to be breaking out all over, I threw in a fun song. (My question for the open thread will appear as the first question in the comments after I publish | Read More »
Study Credits Volcanoes (and Other Stuff) for Saving Us From Climate Hell
As it turns out, the climate is a complex system, susceptible to influence from volcanoes, oceans, variable solar output, soot, etc., just as we have been saying all along.
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*UPDATE* EXCLUSIVE: Emails Show SC Attorney General Concerned About Absentee Voter Compliance
*Attorney General Wilson’s office has replied to my request for comment which has been added to the bottom of this post. Last week, the Super PAC of which I am a board member, Carolina Conservatives United, announced our intention to push for South Carolina to come into compliance with existing federal election law as it pertains to absentee ballots and the amount of time overseas | Read More »
My #NextPiersMorganJob And #PiersMorganReplacements Tweets
Consider this a palate cleanser. I normally don’t go on twitter just to tweet nonsense, but the news of Piers Morgan’s Primetime Departure and two great hashtags had my creative juices flowing. Enjoy: #NextPiersMorganJob: Joins some third-rate cable start-up, then quickly burns that show, and finally gets a show on @FOXSports1. #tcot #p2 — BigGator5 (@BigGator5) February 24, 2014 #NextPiersMorganJob: Starts a restaurant in #Chicago, | Read More »
A Defense of Wall Street
What is Wall Street, anyway? I would be willing to bet that 90% of the protesters from Occupy Wall Street and of self-styled liberals have absolutely no idea what Wall Street is, what it does, and how important it is. If not for Wall Street, there wouldn’t be any Main Street, certainly not as we know it today. In order for any business to be | Read More »
Is Your GOP Member Representing You or John Boehner?
Ask yourself this question: is there any Democrat that represents a solid blue congressional district who is not fully committed to advancing the progressive agenda? Is there any Democrat from deep blue territory who rubber stamps the conservative agenda? Of course not. Democrats utilize the liberal areas of the country to promote their beliefs. Yet, there are dozens of Republicans who hail from conservative districts | Read More »
My rapidly fading love affair with Wal-Mart
The first time I ever saw a Wal-Mart I was a grad student getting my MBA down in Tallahassee, FL. One opened up down the road from my apartment and I was immediately taken by the big bright stores with lots of stuff and what seemed to be pretty low prices. In class I learned the secrets to Wal-Mart’s success in its niche of “Always | Read More »
The Next Chapter for Ukraine
Feb. 21st could perhaps mark the beginning of a new chapter in Ukraine’s history. The date comes three months after the original protests were sparked by Yanukovych’s decision to note sign the Association Agreement on Nov. 21st, 2013. The situation continues to rapidly evolve, however the actions over the last several days provide hope that Ukraine is charting a path to a sustainable democratic future. | Read More »
It all depends on what you mean by “austerity”
Thursday’s Post: With 2015 budget request, Obama will call for an end to era of austerity President Obama’s forthcoming budget request will seek tens of billions of dollars in fresh spending for domestic priorities while abandoning a compromise proposal to tame the national debt in part by trimming Social Security benefits. With the 2015 budget request, Obama will call for an end to the era | Read More »
Mitt Romney and Count My Vote
Protect Our Neighborhood Elections released this statement to KSL I find it odd that once again, Mike Leavitt is looking to the wealthiest of people outside of Utah for support to CMV. While I may respect Mr. Romney, It is clear he is not educated on the issue in Utah. He suggests a majority should always select the nominee and the CMV proposal fails to | Read More »
Week 8 – Chronological Bible Reading – 2014
Week 8 – 2014 February Monday 24 Leviticus 11-12 Tuesday 25 Leviticus 13-14 Wednesday 26 Leviticus 15-17 Thursday 27 Leviticus 18-20 Friday 28 Leviticus 21-23 Saturday Mar 01 Leviticus 24-25 Sunday 02 Leviticus 26-27 Leviticus – continued He reveals a way in which His people can become holy themselves and thus have fellowship with Him. This concept is carried through the rest of the | Read More »
But Do We Have the Right To Object?
We often hear about the plight of homosexuals in America. For the movement as a whole, they have every corner of the culture in solidarity with their agenda, which is to breakdown the social norms of tradition and recast it in their image; one where constant victim hood and sexual deviance is celebrated and protected, and those who are against such things are vilified and | Read More »
A Declaration from Dependance
In 1776 our founders risked their lives and fortunes in disbanding from a despotic form of government to formally establish a Declaration of Independence which for the first time in history declared for all to see and hear that all men are created equal under God.
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The government that these brave men chose to rebel against has long since past into the annals of history however, it does garnish many of the same characteristics of our modern day Federal Government and progressive political philosophies. Philosophies that promise of utopia if only we relinquish more control and liberties over to the new aristocracy and to the nanny state.
I understand Dr Wolf
Over the weekend, news came out about Dr Milton Wolf made some facebook posts that had patient X-Rays with attempted humor along with them… http://m.cjonline.com/news/state/2014-02-22/doctors-x-ray-postings-unsettling OVERLAND PARK — U.S. Senate candidate Milton Wolf posted a collection of gruesome X-ray images of gunshot fatalities and medical injuries to his Facebook page and participated in online commentary layered with macabre jokes and descriptions of carnage. Wolf, a | Read More »
Dear #EuroMaidan: President @BarackObama Is Not Your Friend
Everyone remembers this, no? I dare you not to view that video with fresh new eyes. I mean, do you honestly think that Obama’s statement was showing support for you guys? Ha! Peggy Noonan frisks the statement*: Here is what Mr. Obama said Wednesday, as the moment approached crisis in Kiev: The U.S. holds the Ukrainian government “primarily responsible” for restoring peace. “We expect peaceful | Read More »
The Myth of “Polarization-” Part 2: The Senate
In the previous entry, I tried to illustrate that the House was not as polarized or ideological as some would have us believe. The statistics do not bear out the accusations and even if they did in some way, the two most recent Congresses with a Republican leadership in the House are not that far off modern norms. Additionally, a case can be made that | Read More »
Rose Izzo, GOP Candidate for Delaware’s Lone Congressional Seat Receives Major Endorsement
The Rose Izzo for Congress campaign in Delaware today announced that national Tea Party leader Michael Johns, a former White House speechwriter and Heritage Foundation policy analyst, has endorsed Rose Izzo for Congress in Delaware’s statewide Congressional primary and general election to be held September 9 and November 4, respectively. The Izzo campaign today released the following statement from Michael Johns: “Like many | Read More »
Jeffrey Toobin’s Article in Disgraceful
In what may be a particularly slow news cycle now that the Olympics are drawing to a close without a terrorist attack and the Ukraine president being ousted, Jeffrey Toobin penned an editorial in the New Yorker characterizing Justice Clarence Thomas’ now infamous silence on the bench as “disgraceful.” Toobin is the “go to” of the New York Times whenever there is a major Supreme | Read More »
There’s been proposal introduced that would split California into six different states. There’d be Silicon Valley, South California, West California, Central California, North California and Jefferson. It could well make it to the ballot this YEAR. There’s also similar movements happening in New York where it’d be split into 2 regions (New York and New Amsterdam) and Maryland where the western counties are wanting to | Read More »
Why We Need Capitalists
At one time in America most people were financially independent. I don’t mean by this that most people were wealthy. What I mean is that they worked for themselves as opposed to working for someone else as a hired laborer. People were farmers, or craftsmen, trappers, or frontiersmen. Thomas Jefferson pictured America as a republic based upon the yeoman farmer. That day has passed. Today | Read More »
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The Myth of “Polarization-” Part 1: The House
As we enter this midterm election cycle in earnest, we are hearing a lot of noise about the “do nothing” Congress, about Republican “obstruction,” about the “Party of No,” etc. A simple Google search of that last phrase returns over 2 BILLION hits. As this article and the next article will try to illustrate, this phenomena is nothing new in politics. Also, I will try | Read More »
A Winning Strategy
Over the past year, particularly in the last few months, the talk of the Republican Party has been about strategy and tactics. Essentially, it comes down to two methods of fighting. Try to appeal to a wider variety of voters, particularly the independents. Fight hard-line on the issues that the party platform was established on. This fight has become bitter as both sides of the | Read More »
Absentminded Professor Spreads Falsehoods Regarding Science & Religion
Throughout much of the modern era, one of the main slugfests with the draw of a Hulk Hogan and Rowdy Roddy Piper cage match of the 1980′s has been the ongoing dispute between so-called science and religion Proponents of each side of the debate contend that their own viewpoint is the foundation upon which ultimate knowledge rests. The science side of the controversy contends that | Read More »
Working 9 to 5 – The ObamaCare Remix (Video)
Via Reason, it seems ObamaCare has altered Remy’s unemployment situation. For more Remy, visit this link.
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Lies From the Left: Who Really Benefits from a Higher Minimum Wage?
Unless you’ve been living under a rock these past few weeks, you have probably heard Obama grumbling about increasing the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour. He even created a clever tagline: “Ten, Ten…it’s easy to remember”. But what is the REAL importance of $10.10 per hour? For my little example, I’ll choose California as it is my home state. Currently, someone making | Read More »
#FlashbackFriday John Wayne on Liberty, Freedom & The Role of Government (Video)
Via The Federalist Papers, this is 100% pure awesomeness from John Wayne. For the life of me, I can’t figure out what movie this is from? Anyone want to guess?
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It Was a Lie – Mark Warner Lied, Your Health Care Plan Died (Video)
Via RPV, Mark Warner, the senior Senator from Virginia says essentially the same promise of ‘ If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan’ that President Obama promised over and over and over again.
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