America, This Is What an Obama Administration IRS Cover-Up Looks Like
Less than two week after learning of the IG’s report alleging that the IRS targeted conservatives and one month before she “apologized,” Lois Lerner was covering her tracks at the IRS.
“Congress has asked for emails … so we need to be cautious about what we say in emails.”
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Senate Democrats Propose Bill to Gut Religious Liberty After Hobby Lobby Decision
Despite what the Obama Administration and mainstream media have tried to spin, the Hobby Lobby decision by the Supreme Court was about religious liberty.
Senate Democrats outraged by the result of that decision are taking the only step available to them to reverse the decision, gut religious liberty.
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Who the hell is ORR, it’s Government Singularity
Deep in the bowels of Mount Doom, a little known federal agency is about to get top billing in the “border wars”. The Office of Refugee Resettlement is the heavy hand and hammer of Obama’s apparent strategy to flood the USA with illegal immigrants and let them disappear into every small town in America.
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The Goalie’s Anxiety at the Political Kick
http://www.mlgoodell.webs.com As the 2014 FIFA World Cup winds down to its final few games, let’s reflect on what we’ve learned along the way. The most surprising thing, other than the fact that none of the stadia collapsed, is how politicized supporting the sport has become. The ideologically extreme MSNBC mouthpiece Chris Hayes mocked non fans for being wedded to antiquated ideas. “The aversion that some | Read More »
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August is never good, September could be worse
August is when things happen in politics. Typically, it’s a scandal, and it hurts sitting presidents and their parties. Right now, the crisis at the southern border looks to be the next big thing about to really bubble over (it’s bad now, but reports of terrible diseases among the camps could make this a lot worse). It’s a terrible situation because the Democrats were banking | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ To Impeach or Not to Impeach
The recklessness of President Obama’s presidency is finally reaching critical mass and leave it to Sarah Palin to proclaim to the nation that it is time to impeach the man. Starting with what Sarah sees as Obama’s deliberate attempts to flood the nation with illegal immigrants, she then lists all the reasons he deserves impeachment concluding with this: It’s time to impeach; and on behalf | Read More »
New York Times supports Hamas human shields while condemning Israel
The Hamas terrorists controlling Gaza never waste a crisis. The senseless murder of teenager Mohammad Abu Khedir by Israeli teens, acting out revenge for the triple kidnapping and murder of teens Eyal Yifrach, Gil-Ad Shaer and Naftali Frankel, was used as justification for massive rocket barrages on Israel.
Those barrages have now reached Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv.
But while the Israelis prepare for a long, deadly war with warplanes, 40,000 reserve troops, ships and tanks, Hamas is preparing for a different war. Hamas’s war is fought with thousands of cheap rockets, human shields, video cameras, and the world press.
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America – Imagine the World without Her – D’Souza’s New Book and Movie
America – Imagine the World without Her Countering Progressivism’s Attack on the very Idea of America! By Mark Ramsey Update 2 (July 8, 11pm CDT): Book is now the NUMBER ONE BEST SELLER ON ALL OF AMAZON, and apparently is sold out. (Amazon is quoting shipping as 3-4 weeks). Additionally, the MOVIE rocketed to #11 in the box office from #42 last weekend. See the | Read More »
Jihadists Escalate the Persecution and Slaughter of Christians Worldwide
In recent days and weeks, we’ve witnessed an unprecedented escalation of radical Islamic violence and persecution of Christians in the Middle East and North Africa.
In Nigeria, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, and a number of other countries in the region, radical jihadists are literally slaughtering Christians. They are pillaging Christian villages and burning churches.
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$3.7 Billion For What? No Immigration Plan, No Border Enforcement, No Money. Period.
From WhiteHouse.gov, the White House just released its wish list for your tax dollars to support the illegal immigrants flooding our border. Price Tag: $3.8 Billion in Emergency Funding (no budget offsets required). Just the opening sentences of the press release tell you all you need to know (my commentary in parenthesis): While overall rates of apprehensions across our Southwest border remain at near historic lows, | Read More »
Did the New York Times Just Stumble Across an IRS Motive for Targeting the Tea Party?
The New York Times editorial board – in its latest liberal rant coming to the aid of the IRS, that poor defenseless government leviathan – may have just stumbled across an ulterior motive for the IRS targeting of the Tea Party.
Good old-fashioned revenge.
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The Vicious Cycle: Government Warps Markets Until Government Stops Warping Markets
The pernicious effect of government warping markets is absolute – and the evidence is obvious and everywhere. When 300+ million Americans (and when 8+ billion worldwide are able to) make their own decisions, markets constantly morph to accommodate those decisions – and the maximum amount of success and happiness is achieved. When government sticks its prodigious proboscis into the private sector, things quickly go sideways | Read More »
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Another tactic to use in a discussion
Okay. Since I am going away in a few short weeks and I will be hanging out with a liberal, I am arming myself with tactics. Here is one that I came up with that I think would be very effective if a lib spouts a position that you do not agree with but you just don’t have all the facts to rebut him or | Read More »
Articles of Impeachment- Part 8: The IRS
Of all the scandals to occur under Obama’s watch, this one- the IRS- for me is the most chilling. It is bad enough that failure to enforce immigration laws have resulted in an influx of illegal immigrants, that a stupid sting operation resulted in the deaths of border patrol agents, or that the president has overstepped his constitutional boundaries with the EPA, recess appointments, and | Read More »
The Hobby Lobby ruling reveals the Left’s true “religion”
In regard to these, they think it strange that you don’t run with them in the same flood of dissipation, speaking evil of you. ~1 Peter 4:4 ~~~ You know what I think? I think Supreme Court rulings are controlled by tissue firms in order to sell Kleenex to chronic snivelers. The meltdown in leftist circles concerning Hobby Lobby v. Totalitarians from Chicago was predictable, | Read More »
Border Crisis: Discernment, Not Just Sympathy, Required of America’s Churches
This is the Oklahoma Conference of Churches Response to Migrant Children at Fort Sill Before I begin, lets first look at the definition of the word ‘migrant’. A migrant, as in migrant worker, is someone who moves from one place to another to work. These kids are not looking for work. Let’s just be clear about that, shall we? For a legal perspective, from the | Read More »
Where are all the so-called “moderate” Muslims decrying the self-anointed caliph’s use of a mosque to proclaim jihad?
ISIS, or IS..as it is now calling itself (guess it all depends on what the meaning of “IS,” is..) last week released a video of Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, or ABAB, or AB2..the new self described caliph of every grain of sand on the planet earth, speaking at a mosque in Mosul, and calling for all Muslims everywhere to bow down to him, and rise | Read More »
Twenty 9-0 Supreme Court Rulings Against – Obama Prepares Even More Power Grabs
Unanimous Supreme Court rulings are certainly noteworthy. When a case lines up every single Justice – appointed by Democrats and Republicans both – the decision must be unbelievably clear cut. Nine-to-nothings don’t happen very often. The ever-overreaching Barack Obama Administration, however, is in historic fashion racking them up. And they ain’t in its favor. So there is bipartisanship in Washington – against this Administration. When | Read More »
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Protected: A New Leftist Tactic to Suppress Speech
There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.
I bought this yesterday on Amazon. It is a short easy read and full of great tips on how to respond and defeat liberals. I highly recommend it for all of us here on Redstate. It is to be read over and over. His rule# 10 struck me as very interesting and one which I think should be mastered. Rule#10: Let the other side have meaningless victories. | Read More »
Obama’s New Offensive Immigration Play Seeks to Defend Gains
It’s impossible to please everyone all of time. For Obama, sometimes it’s even harder to please his base, which should be easy since typically they share the same agenda. But when it comes to immigration reform, there’s a lot of space between them, and his base is not happy. They have been clamoring for Obama to do something, halt deportations if nothing else, since the odds of getting a bill passed in | Read More »
WaPo bias: Children of gay couples are “happier, healthier”
The gay family with kids as Leave It To Beaver is a constant drumbeat throbbing, kept alive through media bias and editorial cherry-picking.
Today’s WaPo headline reads “Children of same-sex couples are happier and healthier than peers, research shows” and the lede is:
Children of same-sex couples fare better when it comes to physical health and social well-being than children in the general population, according to researchers at the University of Melbourne in Australia.
Except that the study isn’t about healthier or happier children at all.
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Why does Barack Obama have an 83% job approval rating among black Americans when he’s doing so much damage to them?
According to the latest Quinnipiac poll, Barack Obama is rated as the worst president since WWII. That’s no surprise to anyone actually paying attention to the last five years of failure. What’s interesting however is how 40% of the American population can still approve of the way he’s doing his job. Demographics may play a part in that. Americans are no different than people everywhere | Read More »
Marita Noon: More taxpayer dollars for green energy?
Despite the green energy failures and harmful impacts of wind energy–such as it can’t survive without government subsidies; costs more; kills endangered eagles, other birds and bats; reduces property values; is bad land use; and more–the Obama administration is continuing the push for green energy and has just approved a $150m loan guarantee for the Cape Wind project.
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Week 27 Chronological Bible Reading 2014, Week 1 New Testament Reading
Week 27 – 2014 July Monday 07 2 Kings 14; 2 Chron. 25; Book of Jonah Tuesday 08 Hosea 1-7 Wednesday 09 Hosea 8 -14 Thursday 10 2 Kings 15:1-7; 2 Chron. 26; Amos 1-4 Friday 11 Amos 5-9; 2 Kings 15:8-18 Saturday 12 Isaiah 1-4 Sunday 13 2 Kings 15:19-38; 2 Chron. 27; Isaiah 5-6 Week 1 July Monday 7 Matt 1 | Read More »
The Perils of Electing a Commander-in-Chief in Name Only (CICINO)
Every four years Americans elect a President. Brutal campaigns pitch candidates against each other with the aim of trying to portray why one is a better candidate than the other to become the President of the United States. Whoever is finally elected swears on inauguration day to faithfully defend the constitution of the United States. In the preamble of that document it states, ‘ We | Read More »
The Hobby Lobby Supreme Court ruling is of great interest in highlighting the moral value systems underlying opposing views of the Justices. Five justices affirm a closely held company’s right to behave in a manor consistent with their controlling owners’ religious belief that life begins at conception and should be protected. Four justices affirm the government’s right to compel companies to pay for products for | Read More »
Articles of Impeachment- Part 7: Czars
Alan Bersin, Donald Berwick, Ron Bloom, David Blumenthal, John Brennan, Carol Browner, Ashton Carter, Aneesh Chopra, James Crowley, Cameron Davis, ad almost infinitum. This is a partial list of Obama “czars”- 45 in all. Throw in an additional 18 proposed czars and the list grows to 63. Generally speaking, this goes to the core of the Senate’s Advise and Consent role in the United States | Read More »
So, Hillary’s donated her college speaking fees to charity? OK…produce the evidence ( and one obvious reason why she’s lying)
Hillary’s book tour cum White House campaign try-out isn’t going as well as expected. Stung by comments about her wealth, and her inability to relate to the concerns of the common folk, she’s managed to elevate “foot in mouth disease” to a new level. Let’s call it “CMS” for “cankle in mouth syndrome.” So she’s now claiming, as reported by the AP, that she has | Read More »
Boehner suing Obama
Speaking Boehner published this op-ed today on CNN, explaining why he is suing the President: http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/06/opinion/boehner-obama-lawsuit/index.html?hpt=hp_t1 Good heavens, can anyone on the Speaker’s staff craft a compelling argument? What he should be saying: I’m speaking directly to every American right now, from every political stripe, directly from the heart: regardless of whether you identify with the political left, right, or center, President Obama’s brazen | Read More »
You may have seen your last July 4 fireworks if the EPA has its way
Just when you think that some things are too sacred for the nannies at the EPA to touch, there they go again. Yes, fellow citizens, they are messing with our July 4 fireworks displays.
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Mr. Sulu bashes Hobby Lobby
“Hobby Lobby is not a church. It’s a business. Businesses must and should be required to comply with neutrally crafted laws of general applicability…We are a nation that respects religious beliefs, but also the right not to have those beliefs imposed on us by others.” George Takei Well, no one is forcing anyone to work or shop at Hobby Lobby. OTH, forcing HL to spend | Read More »
Articles of Impeachment- Part 6: The Auto Bailout
In the late 1800s, several railroad companies because of bad management were on the verge of shutting down. Many railroad owners contemplated tearing up their tracks, melting them down and selling them for scrap metal. American bankruptcy law intervened and convinced the creditors that by accepting adjustments in the short term to obligations due they could recover more in the long term for their investments. | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ Over $21 Billion in remittances sent to Mexico in 2013
Knowledge is power, or so they say. That’s why I keep writing about interesting aspects of illegal immigration that you never hear politicians mention when discussing the need for “comprehensive immigration reform.” Really, I am sure in order for them to glean the most political leverage possible, they much prefer keeping us in the dark. Otherwise, we might figure out that pretending they are powerless | Read More »
This Independence Day Remember Sgt. Tahmooressi Needs His Freedom
Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi remains in a Mexican jail this Independence Day because President Obama refuses to lift a finger to help set him free. Andrew fought for our freedom and we need to fight for his. #Freedom
Fascism’s True Face
“People are tired of liberty. They have had a surfeit of it. Liberty is no longer a chaste and austere virgin…. Today’s youth are moved by other slogans…Order, Hierarchy, Discipline.” -Benito Mussolini One of the favorite tactics of the Socialist Liberal Left in both America and Europe is to accuse those who oppose them of being “fascists.” They count on the fact that people lacking | Read More »
Read the New Testament in 6 Months, Weekdays Only
Hi and Happy Fourth of July! I am offering the following Bible reading program to our church family and friends and thought I would also include those on RedState who’d like to give it a try. It doesn’t get any easier than this program. Please read the notice and let me know if you’d like to join. I will not publish 2nd program unless there | Read More »
Obama loveth not the truth
It’s one thing to have Internet memes fly around Facebook promoting lies like the Hobby Lobby ruling allows employers to prevent women from accessing birth control methods.
It’s quite a different thing when the President of the United States knowingly promotes that lie.
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Winning the Immigration Debate and Winning Elections
Republicans can win the immigration debate by outflanking the Democrats and seizing ground they typically hold by reframing the debate through the reappropriation of the Left’s rhetoric. The Right’s focus on immigration as a “law and order” issue, and as a national security issue, is correct. But framing the debate in humanitarian terms, and thus seizing ground from the Left, will allow Republicans to attract | Read More »
Immigration Reform and Commonsense
As everyone readily admits, the recent influx of illegal immigrants from Central America at our southern border is a “humanitarian crisis.” Many of these are children and teenagers. Let’s leave aside the blame game for a bit and deal with these kids. And there is a simple solution. Since this is a “humanitarian crisis” and since the United Nations is somewhat good at dealing with | Read More »
‘Do we HAVE to revisit that Martin Bashir thing again?’
‘Yes, children, because that unfortunate man has much to teach us’ @ron_fournier I defended Martin Bashir—again—just a few minutes ago. Not that he deserved it. But the health of our discourse needs it. — Charles Flemming (@ChasFlemming) July 4, 2014 Actually, the health of our discourse demands it. I’ve pondered over and over again the weird phenomenon of me defending Martin Bashir against right-wing distortion when even | Read More »
Hillary: Present at the Destruction
Just a few months ago the “Inevitable Hillary” was struggling to identify any accomplishments during her tenure as Secretary of State. Those were the Good Old Days for Campaign Hillary. Back in 1969 Dean Acheson wrote a book titled “Present at the Creation: My Years in the State Department” about his role as an architect of the post – World War II international structure. The Marshall Plan | Read More »
Is America REALLY Becoming a Third World Nation?
Recently, I happened to read three articles on different websites about three completely different topics. Later I realized how these unrelated pieces, together, weaved a dark tapestry of seemingly insurmountable challenges for a nation about to celebrate its 238th birthday. Here are the three headlines: 1. More Than Two-Thirds of American Youth Wouldn’t Qualify for Service, Pentagon Says (Wall Street Journal) 2. In Fairfax County | Read More »
Remember Mississippi, and FIGHT. LIKE. HELL. in Kansas
Conservatives, this is your call to arms, and Kansas is the battlefield. The truth of the Mississippi Betrayal hurts. GOP party bosses have declared an all-out war on conservatives and betrayed our Republican Party itself in the process. The GOP establishment in general and the National Republican Senate Committee (NRSC) in particular have some serious explaining to do. America is descending into a struggle, less | Read More »
Court Calls Out Angry Atheists for Near Supernatural Claims Against the Ground Zero Cross
From day one, angry atheists have made outlandish claims about the Ground Zero Cross – the two intersecting steel beams in the shape of a cross that was found in the wreckage of the World Trade Center following 9/11.
Not only have they made these absurd claims in public (calling it “offensive and repugnant”), they’ve made them in federal court (claiming it gives them “mental pain and anguish”). Now a federal appeals court is calling them out and demanding they provide a rational explanation as to how their “offense” constitutes a constitutional claim.
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Liberals Against Obama: a house divided
I came across a Facebook page called “Liberals Against Obama”. Snort. I can’t even say it out loud without a chuckle. I figured maybe it’s a group like “Reagan Democrats” who were sick of the Great Society, rich elite Kennedy, and vacuous Carter-style Democrats, and decided that their interests were better served by Reagan, who actually cared about the working man.
But no, they’re not.
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Keep in mind that July 4th is more than just hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, soda, beer, and fireworks. It is the celebration of independence. Independence from a tyrannical government that took a revolution like the world had never seen before and has never seen since to remove. The goal was not to kill the monarch or loot the parliament. It was not fought to replace | Read More »
Articles of Impeachment- Part 5: The Benghazi Incident
In truth, this is more an indictment against the State Department and Hillary Clinton than it is against Obama per se. Perhaps the worst that the White House itself is guilty of is the absurd political spin attributed to the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi- namely, the infamous talking points memo blaming the attack on an Internet video. Even still, the administration can | Read More »
The Federal Judiciary is Psychotic
Out-0f-wedlock births in the United States have skyrocketed in recent decades. Apparently, anyone who believes this is a social problem warranting government incentives for marriage, is a bigot unless equal incentives are given to gay couples. In fact, I am supposedly a bigot for wanting to a use a different word for different kinds of couples, because it is bigoted to deny that there is | Read More »
Liberals and the Truth
Obviously liberal leaders and commentators can’t read a legal brief or even listen to the arguments presented in the latest Supreme Court ruling. Telling the truth about their outrage that a family owned company should pay for abortions sheds light on their belief that abortion is simply another form of birth control. If that case was presented, many of the so-called critics of the decision | Read More »