The Watercooler ~ State of the Primaries Open Thread
We have a break in primaries today. The main event for this week will be the election between Raul Labrador and Kevin McCarthy for the majority leader in the house on Thursday. Next week, however, things begin to pick up: Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel will fight for the Mississippi Republican Senate nomination one last time in a runoff. There are primaries in New York, | Read More »
Fact: They Are After Your Guns and Here is the Proof
How many laws have to be passed before you believe they are after your guns? President Obama and the left have an aggressive gun control agenda – and it’s hiding plain sight. Yet even in respected circles there are many who believe we only need to enact new legislation further restricting gun and ammunition ownership and our problems with crime and mental health will go | Read More »
, Andrew Cuomo
, Barrack Obama
, Executive Order
, Firearm Safety Act
, gun tax
, Gun-Free Zones
, magazine capacity
, Mental Health
, New York
, Sandy Hook
, Second Amendment
, The New York Times
, washington times
Long hot summer for the White House, why not a national vacation?
Summer doldrums is here. That time between the end of basketball and hockey season, and before football season starts, when lazy baseball games stretch on, the days are long, and everyone takes their vacations. There’s plenty of reasons the Obama White House would like us to just forget the next two months and take a national vacation.
ICYMI, let’s review the White House’s woe-list:
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Is Obama Knowingly Setting-up His Underlings?
If one Googles “narcissistic personality disorder” one finds listings of the traits, including (but not limited to) an ability to charm, deceive and manipulate people; a feeling of superiority to others; a feeling that regular people can’t appreciate just how wonderful the narcissist is, and so a desire to associate with celebrities or other form of “successful” people that can understand them; a visceral and | Read More »
Tom Graves and Mike Lee leading the way on Transportation Reform
The nightmare that is the Highway Trust Fund. It’s over-bloated and instead of offering solutions congress along with the President and his Transportation department are desperate to find another bailout to stop the bleeding. If you could even believe this, Congress at one point in time was considering money from USPS (Post office) reforms as an offset to the bailout of the Highway Trust Fund. | Read More »
If Outsourcing is the WH’s Foreign Policy, Then at Least SHUT THE DANG DOOR!
Remember how the Left ranted and raged over American companies outsourcing jobs to other countries? So much so that the Democratically controlled House and Senate introduced bills in 2010, H.R.5622 and S. 3816 that claimed to reduce outsourcing and bring jobs back to the United States. Thankfully they both failed. So where is their outrage over the president outsourcing U.S. foreign policy to the likes of | Read More »
Are Evangelicals Overreacting To Maleficent?
Regarding the film Maleficent, a number of Christians have certainly overreacted to it. There indeed are movies and television programs that attempt to lure the viewer into embracing the occult. However, Maleficent did not really seem to be one of them. Rather, the magical and mythological elements served more as a backdrop against which to consider more mundane themes and human truths. Though certainly not | Read More »
Why prostitution should no longer be illegal.
I know I will probably receive a lot of hate for this piece, but before you freak out about this article, at least read it. Now your first reaction might be “why is a mostly socially conservative republican writing an opinion piece in favor of legalizing prostitution?” Well, I am not just a social conservative, I’m a constitutional conservative. Now we all know prostitution is | Read More »
The Myth of Hillary Clinton
Let’s be honest with ourselves, had it not been for Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton would likely have been elected President in 2008. That campaign was hers to lose. The black guy stole it from her. How she would have faired in 2012 is anyone’s guess, but facing the Maverick in 2008 wouldn’t have been much of a problem for Mrs. Clinton. The same sycophants that | Read More »
The “Consider This!” Podcast, Episode 80: At Two Years Old, the Podcast Considers Social Conservatism
The latest episode of the “Consider This!” podcast is out. Conservative commentary in 10 minutes or less. It’s been two years since I launched my own podcast, and once again I’m giving the 10 minute time limit the day off. I’m not going that much over, but hey, I did this for my 1st anniversary, so there’s precedent. This time out, I’m focusing mostly on social conservatism. | Read More »
Marita Noon: Can the U.S. fill the gap of potential oil losses from Iraq?
In the U.S., the silver lining of the black cloud over Iraq could be a renewed public awareness of the importance of developing our own energy resources. With his phone and his pen, Obama could increase access and expedite drilling on federal lands. He could approve the Keystone pipeline. As Merkel has done, he could come out with a strong statement in favor of fracking and the benefits it provides. But that would require standing up to his environmental allies like billionaire Tom Steyer—something he’s not likely to do.
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RNC strategy to defeat Hillary: a huge orange squirrel
The RNC has formulated its strategy to keep the Clintons from reoccupying the White House in 2016. It’s this: follow Clinton’s team around with a huge, orange squirrel mascot, wearing a T-shirt that says “Another Clinton in the White House is NUTS.”
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Week 24 Chronological Bible Reading – 2014
Week 24 – 2014 June Monday 16 Proverbs 25-27 Tuesday 17 Proverbs 28-29 Wednesday 18 Proverbs 30-31; Psalm 127 Thursday 19 Song of Songs Friday 20 1 Kings 11:1-40; Eccles 1-2 Saturday 21 Ecclesiastes 3-7 Sunday 22 Eccles 8-12; 1 Kings 11:41-43; 2 Chronicles 9:29-31 Song | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ Restoring the Rule of Law in America
Thy testimonies are wonderful; therefore my soul observes them. The unfolding of thy words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple….Redeem me from the oppression of man, that I may keep Thy precepts. Make Thy face shine upon Thy servant, and teach me Thy statutes. My eyes shed streams of water, because they do not keep Thy law. Psalm 119:129,130,134-136 Most of us are | Read More »
The Dangerous Book for Boys
My son just turned ten, this, in and of itself, presents it’s own set of challenges. Living in the age of Playstation 4′s, X-Box One’s, and iPad’s is a whole different ballgame altogether. My son is a gamer. Has been since he was about three. For those who don’t know what a gamer is, you need to make sure your AARP dues have been paid. | Read More »
The Cantor Loss
The recent primary loss of Eric Cantor, the House Majority Leader and one step below John Boehner, has sent some unnecessary shock waves through political circles. I use the word “unnecessary” because one has to look at this loss in perspective. More importantly, one needs to look at the reasons proffered for the loss and the only thing “shocking” about Dave Brat’s victory is that | Read More »
Iraq is the Left’s Vietnam
The Vietnam war has hung around Democrats’ necks for almost a half century, with Republican President Gerald Ford inheriting the war’s disastrous end. The Dems would love to return the honor to Bush of starting a war and they get to seal the final collapse. Obama is doing everything he can to bring that about.
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Grand Old Flag – UPDATE, Dems tweet out wrong flag, not even close!
Today is a big day for every American citizen. Get in your car and drive around to see all those glorious flags waving in the breeze! Ah, just in case that patriotic fervor has escaped your area here is the best video ever from Yankee Doodle Dandy. This movie about George M. Cohan is one of our favorites. If you don’t have a 7 year | Read More »
Obama is now truly a 2nd term president
A recent Gallup poll now shows for the first time ever, a majority of Americans view Obama unfavorably as a person. His favorability has dipped below 50 before (like during the healthcare.gov website blowup), but never has his unfavorability drifted over 50%. His job approval also from Gallup is -13 points (specifically 41-54 positive). RealClearPolitics daily average has him at negative 11 point slide. Typically a 2nd | Read More »
Why I Could Care Less About College
There’s a huge problem within the church right now. Correction, there are a lot of problems in the church right now. But the one I’m going to talk about has to do with the warfare over our children.
Parents line up in spades to arm their children with piano skills, soccer teams, Ivy League feeder preschools, and designer jeans. The obsession to prepare their child for the best future possible is the blinding force behind sign-ups, deadlines, waiting lists, and stress. But the wrong “future” is given the emphasis in this current clash of culture and the Church.
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Eric Cantor lost because Americans are sick of the LIES on immigration
By now you may have heard that House Majority Leader, Forrest Gump…. excuse me, House Majority Leader, ERIC CANTOR (I get them confused), lost his bid to continue to work, in Virginia, for the Chamber of Commerce. In terms of “political earthquakes,” it’s just this side of Iowa, in the blink of an eye, becoming “Portal to the Pacific”—a freeway-buckling, radiation-releasing 10.0 on the Richter, | Read More »
Obama’s Foreign Policy Doctrine: Watch, Monitor, Look, Wait, Whac-a-Mole and NO BOOTS ON THE GROUND
Some have described President Obama’s foreign policy as “lead from behind”. It’s now been replaced by left in the dust. Meaning all options are on the table which means he’ll contemplate on doing nothing. And it’s good to know there is no crisis in Iraq in case anyone was wondering. We know this because if there were a crisis, say terrorists were mere miles away from attacking the city of our embassy | Read More »
Secretary Kerry Demands Meriam and Her Children’s Freedom from Sudan
Yesterday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry publicly condemned Sudan’s conviction and imprisonment of Meriam Ibrahim, a Christian woman sentenced to torture and death for her Christian faith. Yet, he still refuses to acknowledge that her children in prison with her are U.S. citizens.
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The Insensitivity of Father’s Day
I cannot hold it in anymore. Every year I bite my tongue at Mother’s Day and Father’s Day because I don’t want to dampen the enthusiasm for these celebrations. If there is anyone who deserves special recognition, it’s our parents. All I ask is some consideration for those of us who have lost our parents. Is it asking too much to have a little sensitivity? | Read More »
How Big Will the GOP Wave Be in November?
Recently as part of a media symposium on PJ Media I was asked the question, “How big will the GOP wave be in November?” To help me answer this difficult and presumptive question in a constantly changing political environment, I called a leading Republican strategist (name withheld by request) whose clients include prominent senators, governors, congressmen/women and candidates vying to win one of those | Read More »
Obama Administration Funding Hamas Terrorists Unites 88 Senators: “Gravely Concerned”
Meet the Palestinian Unity Government and their newest members, the officially designated terrorist group Hamas.
Hamas, responsible for thousands of terrorist rocket attacks on Israeli civilians, including children, is now set to benefit from nearly 500 million dollars a year that we, the American taxpayers, hand the Palestinian government.
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Don’t Listen To Liberals, Fathers Are Important
There’s a war on men, been a war on men. There’s been a war on men going on as long as there’s been a war on women going on in popular culture. Actually, pop culture’s war on women gets dismissed and ignored as much as pop culture’s war on men. But believe me you my dude, there is without a doubt a concerted effort on | Read More »
Ignoring #Syria Was The *REAL* Mistake
This won’t be much of a diary, but I my thoughts here are longer than 140 characters. So the debate rages on if we should have stayed in Iraq or left. In fact, even Slate’s Reihan Salam thinks leaving (dispite what you think about going into Iraq to begin with) was a mistake: Once Americans collectively settled on the idea that the Iraq War was | Read More »
Mary Landrieu on Abortion
Yesterday, Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal signed two pieces of legislation that would tighten abortion regulations. One of the bills, critics say, would shutter a few of the five abortion providers in the state. The reason? The bill says abortion providers should have admitting privileges to a nearby hospital. Mary Landrieu, a Democratic Senator from the apparently blue state of Louisiana, had this to say: In | Read More »
The war on Islamic Imperialists
As you look around the web today, you will see that the Taliban, or Al-Qaeda or some associated group is engaged in war. All around the world. World War. Not so much unlike theworld 100 years ago. Many of the same players too. China and Russia taking advantage of the opportunity to do what their predecessors tried in the past. But at the core there | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ A Tribute to Fathers
The following article titled, “Fathers: Families Would Rather “See” A Sermon,” was written by Pastor Shane Idleman who is the founder and lead pastor of Westside Christian Fellowship in Lancaster, California, just North of Los Angeles. He is able to speak as a man to other men regarding the importance of being Godly fathers. I copied it in its entirety as we approach Father’s Day | Read More »
John Boehner Must Go!
John Boehner must go! John Boehner is the poster boy for what is wrong with the Republican Party. He’s arrogant, smug, distant, and dismissive of the base of the party. He’s only Speaker due to the hard work of conservatives in 2010 and yet he’s “leading” in opposition to the desires of the base. He sneaks around Capitol Hill trying to undermine and defeat conservatives | Read More »
Who Controls the ‘Caliphate’?
Reading the reports about the events of the past week in the Middle East and it is difficult not to conclude that there is an attempt to reconstruct a Muslim Caliphate. This week the Islamic State of Iraq and al Shams (ISIS) has conquered a large portion of western Iraq and sit just outside the capitol Baghdad. They now control much of the territory between | Read More »
Thinking the unthinkable: What if this administration really doesn’t have a clue?
Insults are as old as politics. And they’re bipartisan; applied equally by one side against the other: “They’re total idiots.” “They have no idea what they’re doing.” “Miserable failure” ( remember that one? repeated ad nauseam by the Democrats during the Bush years). “The inmates are running the asylum.” Take your pick. But as we consider the present state of our nation and planet, we are | Read More »
A Call For Leadership
America is in dire need of leadership after being hijacked by the hope and change spell which has recently unfolded as the worst scam of the American people since the Enron scandal of 2001. Without question, America is facing a national identity crisis. This calamity has been perpetrated by the same political charlatans who have knowingly sold the American people snake oil instead of the | Read More »
New Veterans Aid Bill…. Democrat SHAM….
What I’ve written to many local/National Papers/Magazines regarding the Veterans Assistance Bill just passed and I hope you will do something similar – as you know the MSM won’t report the whole story!!!! Plus, the complicate RINOs in the Senate won’t call the Democrats on it!!! <————————-> Dear Editor: The current VA AID BILL is a sham. DEMOCRATS put a 2 YEAR SUNSET clause in it – | Read More »
House Majority Leader Race Update: Pete Sessions Drops Out; Raul Labrador Considers Bid
If you have been following the race to succeed Eric Cantor as House Majority Leader, you know that the establishment is coalescing around Kevin McCarthy, a Californian Congressman who is even worse than Cantor. Texas Congressman Pete Sessions, another establishment figure, was also running, but he has just dropped out in order to let unite the party behind McCarthy. Conservatives have been clamoring for a | Read More »
Why the GOP needs to modernize, not moderate their positions
To those in the GOP saying we need to become more moderate, or which really means more liberal, I say this; no. The GOP does not need to become more moderate, in fact, it’s the exact opposite.
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, John McCain
, Limited Government
, Rand Paul
Tesla Motors releases all patents – not a joke – it’s true leadership
Neil Stevens’ Tech at Night post about patents on RedState must have struck a nerve with Tony Stark Elon Musk. His electric car company, Tesla Motors, has converted all their patents to open source. In a Tesla blog post All Our Patent Are Belong To You, Musk wrote:
Technology leadership is not defined by patents, which history has repeatedly shown to be small protection indeed against a determined competitor, but rather by the ability of a company to attract and motivate the world’s most talented engineers. We believe that applying the open source philosophy to our patents will strengthen rather than diminish Tesla’s position in this regard.
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Republicans Should Approach Immigration On A Step-By-Step Basis
With the defeat of Rep. Eric Cantor at the hands of Dave Brat, immigration reform has been pronounced dead for this session of Congress. But it should have never been an option until after the 2014 elections. Passing terrible bills with the support of Harry Reid’s Senate would have been awfully foolish if turned out that Republicans would retake the Senate only a few months | Read More »
, Illegal Immigration
, jeff flake
, John McCain
, Lindsey Graham
, Marco Rubio
, Newt Gingrich
, path to citizenship
, Rand Paul
, Secure the border
, steve king
, Tom Tancredo
The Obama Caliphate
The dam is breaking. Islamic militants intent on establishing a fundamentalist Sunni government incorporating large swaths of Syria and Iraq – the core of the ancient Islamic empire – are rapidly filling the void created by the Obama administration’s policy to cease being the world’s policeman. Republicans complain that Obama passed on the chance to support secular opposition to Assad in Syria, allowing the radicals to recruit and develop a | Read More »
Hillary Clinton: 0 for 3 on Iraq
As you recall, in 2003 Hillary Clinton endorsed the idea of invading Iraq. With the clarity of hindsight, that move doesn’t look so wise. Then in early 2007 she went on record as being against the troop surge President Bush launched to try and stabilize the situation. That effort had the intended affect. And of course she supported President Obama’s full withdrawal from Iraq. We | Read More »
Comedy Central Daily Show more trusted for news than MSNBC
As I’ve long suspected, MSNBC is a failed comedy that takes itself too seriously. Its trust rating as a news organization has been surpassed by Jon Stewart’s Daily Show. Here we have Comedy Central, a real comedy network, trusted more than MSNBC, a fake comedy network posing as news.
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Texas Immigration Debate–WEAKER Solution In
[Editor’s Note: Mark Ramsey is a member of the Texas State Republican Executive Committee (SREC), was a member of the 2014 State Platform and Resolutions Committee in Ft. Worth, and wrote the amendment that passed overwhelmingly, but was ultimately replaced by an amendment by substitution plank similar to the Minority Report.] What a wild week at the largest GOP gathering on our planet! When I | Read More »
Tags: 2014 RPT Convention
, border security
, Dan Patrick
, English Language
, Ft. Worth
, guest worker
, Mark Ramsey
, minority report
, permanent visa
, Ramsey Amendment
, Republican Party of Texas
, Secure the Border First
, States rights
, temporary visa
, temporary worker
, Texas GOP
, The Texas Solution
NM Sen. Tom Udall not interested in responding to constituents?
Will Udall ever get back with Santa Fe, NM constituent Kevin Post?! Here’s the rest of the story: Last week fellow blogger and Santa Fe activist Kevin Post had a few questions for U.S. Senator Tom Udall on Twitter. Here’s what he said: Senator Udall is up for reelection this year and is challenged by Albuquerque businessman and Marine Veteran Allen Weh. Learn more about | Read More »
Man Claiming to be Meriam’s Brother Says “Potions” “Bewitched” Her Into a Christian but Must Die
In a bizarre interview, the Sudanese man who claimed to be Meriam Ibrahim’s brother and accused her of apostasy (becoming a Christian) at her trial tells CNN that “potions” turned her into a Christian. He also claims that she is “bewitched.”
Nevertheless, he says that “if she refuses [to recant her Christian faith and return to Islam,] she should be executed.”
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Cantor’s Defeat, The GOP Establishment, and What It Means
(This was originally written for Ricochete.com on the evening of 11 June 2014. I am the author.) Last night, as I watched another episode of “House of Cards” on Netflix with my wonderful wife Meg, my phone buzzed with the headline from my Drudge Report app saying that Eric Cantor, Republican Majority Leader in the House of Representatives, lost his primary in Virginia’s 7th Congressional | Read More »
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The Soviet-Style Attack on Freedom by Unelected Bureaucrats
All across the country, people are getting notices that their bank accounts are being closed. Why? Even though the account holders have perfectly legal jobs, the Department of Justice does not like what they do for a living. Sometimes I wonder if I am living in the old iron-curtain Soviet Union, instead of the land of the free! According to a recent USA Today report, | Read More »