“Consider This!” Podcast, Episode 27

    The latest episode of the “Consider This!” podcast is out; let’s talk politics in 10 minutes or less. There are some surprise consequences from the passing of ObamaCare. (And by “surprise”, I mean “easily predictable”.) Hospitals are shutting down services and the electronic medical records that were going to save us all money may actually cost us more. Yeah, who could have possible predicted that? (Hint: | Read More »

    Obama Wants Your Twitter Handle

    One of the top draws for DC tourists is the White House, where I just learned that they clear you not only by Social Security Number, but also by Tweet. Personally, I enjoy the US Capitol Building tour which does not require a full security clearance or my Twitter handle and is much more fascinating than the White House. For one, White House tours are | Read More »

    Hillary’s irrelevant testimony, WMD intel and Matt Ryan

    No intel could have proven that Saddam had no WMD and no words from the Secretary of State’s lips can render her incompetent performance competent Matt Ryan is a generally competent NFL quarterback who has led my Atlanta Falcons to their best consecutive seasons’ run since he took over for Michael Vick five years ago. But I saw his two turnovers in the second half | Read More »

    Little Voices in Heaven: To the Unborn Many, A Letter From The Ghost

    This is dedicated to the 55 million lives lost before they ever began. Rest easy in the arms of your Father in heaven for he has found you. My name is Matt, also known as TomJeffersonsGhost, also known as Estudiante De Manos De Piedra, also known as El Fantasma. I’m writing you on this day after the anniversary of Roe. V Wade, a decision in which | Read More »

    I Sure Wish I Could Comment upon –and Recommend– RedState Diaries; Of Course, I also Wish I had a Bugatti…

    I’ve had some brilliant Pearls of Wisdom to impart at RedState. A Diary would entrap my attention, and I’d be compelled to join in on the conversation. I’d feverishly type, and edit, and compose, until verily I had masterpieces of reason and logic and substance to add to the emerging epistles. That, or maybe a limerick. Then, I’d notice after typing these brilliant bits of | Read More »

    Confessions of a Racist

    The 2012 presidential election taught me a lot about myself. I was surprised to learn that I’m a rabid racist. Many respected civil rights leaders, and really smart actors and other intellectual giants, pointed out that people supporting voter ID were racists. Apparently, the multistate convictions of ACORN and other purveyors of voter fraud, the books demonstrating a plethora of examples of election fraud (contrary | Read More »

    Being Phil Mickelson

    My first diary on RedState! The fruits of tax-and-spend fiscal policy came into full view this week in California when golfer Phil Mickelson threw his hands up and more or less said two-thirds of his taxes are too much and he dis going to make changes in his domicile. Some background:  California’s Prop 30 passed in November, stealing 13% of Mr. Mickelson’s income every year | Read More »

    Six Steps to A Smaller, Leaner Government

    One of the biggest and most unfortunate outcomes of the liberal welfare state which, according to Obama’s inaugural speech is his vision of America, is the growth of bureaucracy. The Washington Post recently ran an article titled, “The One the Republicans Let Get Away,” which was about former Indiana governor Mitch Daniels. While steeling the state against the recession, Daniels managed to cut taxes, attract | Read More »

    Republican Retreat Or Retreating Republicans?

      In the movie, The Princess Bride, Vizzini (played by Wallace Shawn) habitually used the word “inconceivable” when events occurred that were contrary to his expectations. After growing weary of repeatedly hearing the word, Inigo Montoya (played by Mandy Patinkin) says to Vizzini, “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” This past weekend, the Republican party | Read More »

    The Difference Between Us and Dem

    There is a fundamental difference between Conservatives and Liberals, one that will never be resolved. No one on either side will ever truly understand the other because of this difference. The Liberal rules from the heart and Conservatives rule from the head. Liberals use emotion to ramp up whatever audience is their target into a frenzy of feelings. They do it with everything. Think how | Read More »

    Word of the Day – Flagitious

    Today’s word of the day is flagitious. It comes from the latin, all words having to do with wickedness or angry demands. It can mean either vicious or brutal crimes, or it can mean scandalous or infamous. I saw it used in an excellent context today, which I share without comment below. The corollary, from the first position, is, that the right of the people | Read More »

    The Voice of the Unborn: Remembering Roe v. Wade

    Activist Levi Fox comments on the 40th Anniversary of the Supreme Court decision of Roe v. Wade. Follow him on Twitter @levithefox Check out Counter Cultured! http://www.counterculturedusa.com Like us on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/counterculturedusa Follow us on Twitter! http://twitter.com/CCultured Come pin with us on Pinterest! http://www.pinterest.com/CounterCultured

    Baby? Seriously?

    Provided you have not just eaten, get a load at this video from the Center for Reproductive Rights. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEMnyiDKUJI&feature=youtu.be Baby? Baby? Are you freaking kidding me? Ok maybe that was the intent of this video. To get a rise out of pro lifers like me. But to what end? No one has ever mistaken me for a prude. But this video is so smarmy and | Read More »

    Inauguration Word Game

    Which word does President Obama use following this paragraph of his Inaugural Address? Through it all, we have never relinquished our skepticism of central authority, nor have we succumbed to the fiction that all society’s ills can be cured through government alone.  Our celebration of initiative and enterprise, our insistence on hard work and personal responsibility, these are constants in our character. Answer in the | Read More »

    Brits Ban Guns at America’s Largest Gun Show

    The Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show announced last week that America’s largest outdoor sports show will be banning “certain products” from the show.  This week it is becoming clear that they might be regretting that announcement. Reed Exhibitions, the British company promoting and organizing the event said in a statement “this year we have made the decision not to include certain products that in the | Read More »

    McConnell is Itching for a Primary

    It’s probably a harbinger of sell-outs to come.  But Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell is apparently about to conclude an agreement with Majority Leader Harry Reid which would sell out conservatives and decimate minority rights under the Senate rules. The first of two changes would allow Harry Reid -– and only Harry Reid –- to circumvent the debatable motion to proceed and move directly to | Read More »

    Boehner Just Can’t Catch A Break

    I really don’t like writing this diary. But when I hear liberals trashing Boehner despite all of his efforts to show them that he is “reasonable” by selling out at least what I think are his own party’s core beliefs, I want to scream and rage at the sky over the fact we are living in Dr. Seuss times. You see this puts me in a | Read More »

    THE CHOICE TO VALUE LIFE, LOVE, FAMILY and FIRE

        “After we have mastered the wind, the waves, the tides, and gravity we shall harness the energies of love. Then for the 2nd time in the history of the world man will have discovered fire.” Pierre Teilhard de Chardin My take on Roe vs Wade 40 years later: I was born “dead.” My mother says the umbilical chord was wrapped around my neck. She | Read More »

    Inaugural Obama strawmen GOP must refute

    Conservative principles that make the Party of Lincoln and Reagan grand must be defended daily by those nominated and elected under the GOP banner. We can’t assume that potential voters aren’t influenced by big liberal Democrat lies. Yesterday, on fake Inauguration Day (as per the U.S. Constitution, President Obama took the operational Oath at Noon on Sunday, January 20), we got the more tepid post-re-election-mortem | Read More »

    Hit them Hard and Hit them Now

    Seems like the D.C. Repubs are at a loss for direction. The MSM has boxed them in and like lemmings they are charging full speed ahead over the cliff to their extinction. WHY????? 1. MSM’s influence over low information voters??? 2. Hollywood desensitizing???? 3. Public education ruled by unions bent on their own benefit versus the students???? The list goes on but what do we | Read More »

    America’s First Minority Atheist President

    “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.” -(Matthew 7:15) “The old prophet answered, “I too am a prophet, as you are. And an angel said to me by the word of the LORD: ‘Bring him back with you to your house so that he may eat bread and drink water.’” (But he was lying | Read More »

    New York’s Kermit Gosnell Abortion Bill

    Today is the sad 40th anniversary of the travesty of Roe v. Wade. For those of you who may not remember, Kermit Gosnell is the monster (forget all that alleged crap) who: murdered eight babies because he couldn’t abort them (he induced labor, then stabbed them to death with scissors); murdered at least one woman after aborting her baby; may have murdered other women aborting | Read More »

    If Reid uses the “nuclear option” to end the filibuster, it means that the Democrats have already conceded the Senate in 2014 ( and an early look at the Senate races)

    Update: Two big changes a few days after I posted this diary: Saxby Chamblis announced that he’s retiring. The seat will remain GOP, but with a much more conservative Republican in it. Several GOP congressmen may run, especially Tom Price. Could Herman Cain, or Newt, try a comeback? Stay tuned. Tom Harkin announced his retirement. As I discussed below, this makes the seat wide open, | Read More »

    GOP “Leadership”: Today Isn’t The Day We Stop Stealing From Our Children

    Last week 41 conservative leaders called for making “Today the Day We Stop Stealing From Our Children” by demanding that any debt ceiling increase that steals more from our children also include fiscal reforms that put us on a path to balance to the budget in 10 years–guaranteeing the end of an immoral era of theft. The next day House GOP “leadership” announced that they’re | Read More »

    WHAT I PLAN TO DO NOW

    WHAT I PLAN TO DO NOW It has been 2 1/2 months since the election. During that time I’ve tried, like many people, to make sense of what occurred. I’ve asked myself the question countless times…not really expecting an answer… “How could the American people have re-elected this president?” I’ve read all the analyses, have heard all the arguments, and time and again have said | Read More »

    Our Shadow Boxing President

    Mr. Obama’s second inaugural address has been characterized as “testifying to the power of government” and “a bold defense of his liberal agenda.” Perhaps Mr. Obama should have more honestly noted that the power wielded by government compels some people to redistribute the product of their work to others. These others then have a vested financial interest in electing politicians who write more laws compelling | Read More »

    The reasons for Romney’s loss – and America’s

    Republicans don’t seem to be taking the 2012 election losses well.   I hear that some of us are off at a retreat somewhere, plotting a comeback of some kind.   Others (like me) have stopped contributing any more money to the GOP for a while (I gave, too generously, in 2012).   Still others are no doubt curled into a ball, weeping uncontrollably.   | Read More »

    Keep your Eyes on the Ball Republicans

    Over the next few weeks there is going to be a barrage of new liberal law proposals, press releases, and publicity campaigns. These are designed for one purpose and one purpose alone, that is to distract the republican party from the true playing field, which is the economy and the federal budget fight. Let me give you an example of this from the heart of | Read More »

    Obama’s Second Inaugural Address – Annotated for the Real World

    I could not stand to listen to the speech but I did read the transcript.  Here are some of my thoughts and questions as we move “Forward” into our decline as a nation.  Each section begins with a quote from the speech followed by my commentary. THE PRESIDENT: Vice President Biden, Mr. Chief Justice, members of the United States Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow citizens: | Read More »

    A Gun Primer

    With so much “gun talk” in the news I am finding that many people, especially, it seems, the media, are not that familiar with basic gun information. Below are some high-level definitions of the most common terms I am hearing on the news.  I am not going to get into the distinctions between, say, a ‘pistol’ and a ‘handgun’ because this is intended to just | Read More »

    This Barack Obama is no Ronald Reagan

    Today, Obama’s second inauguration, was marked by the usual formalities.  Unlike Mr. Obama’s first inauguration there were far fewer people attending the festivities this year. Obama was sworn into office on two Bibles which reportedly belonged to President Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr. respectively.  Myrlie Evers-Williams, who was picked to give the invocation after previous choices didn’t pass the administration’s Gay tolerance standard, delivered | Read More »

    Culture or Race?

    “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” On the surface level, Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.’s quote is simple to understand. Our society has used this quote as the pinnacle of expression for civil rights. I would | Read More »

    Obama’s alienation of the Liberty that ‘binds this nation together’

    In his Second Inaugural Address, President Barack Obama pledged shared allegiance to preserving the Declaration’s unalienable rights that bind us together as exceptional Americans. Too bad he doesn’t share the Founders’ understanding of Liberty nor the Constitution’s insistence upon the separation of limited government powers necessary to preserve it. The Commander-in-Chief that even Algeria’s  counterpart doesn’t bother to call when authorizing military actions that deem | Read More »

    Saving the National Republican Rules from the Ginsberg Blunders in Tampa

    Circulated by me January 20, 2013 to members of the Republican National Committee. *** Dear RNC Colleague, On January 13, I submitted to our Chairman and our Secretary the below motion to amend The Rules of the Republican Party. In the years before our 2012 Republican National Convention, the RNC’s Standing Committee on Rules (one member per state and territory) met to consider possible changes | Read More »

    Justice Scalia Wears Saint Thomas More Replica Hat at Inauguration

    Did anyone else notice Justice Antonin Scalia’s headgear at the inauguration today? Richmond Law Professor Kevin Walsh notes on his blog that “The twitterverse is alive with tweets about Justice Scalia’s headgear for today’s inauguration. At the risk of putting all the fun speculation to an end . . . The hat is a custom-made replica of the hat depicted in Holbein’s famous portrait of | Read More »

    Unemployment and Debt, Then and Now

    Was this the change we were looking for? Share and like if you say “no!”

    Four more years …. four more long years

    I had a phone call last night, you know, one of those “donation” calls.  I gave the caller a flat-out “no.”  ”My paycheck decreased 5% on January 1,” I said, “and I have four mouths to feed here at home.  I have to make cuts and your charity is one of them.  Less money, fewer donations.” It’s rather depressing.  Unemployment is teetering below 8%, but | Read More »

    The Mass Parade

    At which is the case, one must conclude a dictatorship, perhaps a form of idolatry has been created by a horde, 700,000 strong who came to see the man who for the past four years authored their eventual demise and slow erosion into mediocrity and depression. Those who voted for Mr. Obama, despite the lash, have fallen in love with their slave master. Am I | Read More »

    An Army of Precinct Captains

    object width=”425″ height=”350″> American Majority National Executive Director Matt Robbins talks about building an army of precinct captains. What is a precinct captain? What does a precinct captain do? How is this important for GOTV?

    Happy Warrior?

    After reading Mr, Erickson’s post The  Loyal Opposition where he tells us all to be “Happy Warriors” I can’t help but think he is telling us to just hold hands and skip off to a Grateful Dead or Phish Concert. After all, didn’t they call  Jerry Garcia “The Happy Warrior”?  All kidding and clever observations aside, he basically tells us all to shut up. I have | Read More »

    Life imitates art… Liberals see the world as they imagine it is, not how it actually is

    I’ve always been a fan of Van Gogh’s paintings. I similarly like Renoir  and Seurat. Although I like some of Picasso’s early work, most of it I find a bit odd. My favorite artist however is William Adolphe Bouguereau, a 19th century French artist whose works are the polar opposite of the impressionists, literally. From the 1870′s his realistic portrayal of the human form was increasingly | Read More »

    Marco Rubio is exactly what the GOP needs on immigration

    The immigration reform debate is coming whether we want it or not.  Obama has become a political heavyweight, steamrolling the weakest Speaker of the House in modern history and the impotent GOP caucus at every turn.  But he won’t stop there.  His stated objective is guns, debt ceiling and immigration. If Obama can handle the immigration debate as masterfully as he has handled the past | Read More »

    Dale Carnegie to Republicans: “Make friends, influence people”

    Politically, I am a little to the right of Alan Keyes. So, it was a bit awkward to have a recent post to these diaries tweeted on the liberal blog, The Reid Report. I would have preferred that Charles Krauthammer endorse my thoughts in the second paragraph of his next syndicated column.  Instead, Joy Reid, a liberal writer of some distinction, provided me an unexpected | Read More »

    What MLK would say on Obama, poverty, guns, abortion, etc.

    Tomorrow, America’s first Black President will deliver his Second Inaugural Address on the national holiday named for the Black preacher that dreamed of a day when Americans would judge their fellow man by the content of their character, and not by the color of their skin. Roosted atop Stone Mountain of Georgia, let’s make it so. During a 1980s lobbying trip to Capitol Hill on | Read More »

    Here Is A Powerful Prayer Exercise Even For Those Who Do Not Pray Or Are Non-Believers

    Re-posted from PJ Media Anyone on a faith walk will eventually ask the question, “How do I pray?” Except for the Lord’s Prayer that Jesus taught his disciples, there is no easy answer, for prayer is a very personal and personalized pursuit. And, as with all pursuits, practice is the key to success and prayer is no different. You will soon discover the more you pray, the more you | Read More »

    Former Congressman Joe Walsh: “Yes” We Live In A Post Constitutional Nation

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    Joyce Carol Oates and the “Racism” of Protecting Your Family

    Joyce Carol Oates represents the worst of white liberal culture. She is a sanctimonious, race-obsessed grievance monger who pompously lectures others on their personal failings with little insight into her own. She presents herself as a serious thinker and intellectual, but as her recent forays into social media (and most of her writings) prove, she simply bleats out whatever opinions the urban liberal herd accepts.  She reached an absurd new | Read More »

    Adventures in City Attorney Land- The Revolving Door Claims Another Victim

    Snellville, Georgia, a city in the southern part of Gwinnett County has a population of just under 20,000. During the past few years, Snellville has “put itself on the map” with the number one Farmer’s Market in the state, an outstanding 4th of July celebration, “Snellville Days” and numerous other festivals with free entertainment, and most recently, a new community garden. Yet in spite of | Read More »

    PowerTalk – The Fiscal Cliff, Debt Ceiling, The Economy & The Mood On The Floor of the NYSE

    This week’s PowerTalk interview is with Keith Bliss, Senior Vice President at Cuttone and Company, one of the largest floor brokers on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Keith is an old friend of mine, and he shares what he sees from the trading floor these days. He starts the conversation off by saying 2013 is shaping up to deliver a lot more of the | Read More »

    What the Sandy Bill Really Says About Congress

    As the Senate prepares to pass the Sandy Hurricane Relief Act for $50.4 Billion next week, it’s worthwhile to consider this piece of legislation within the bigger picture of looming the fiscal crises. No one will deny that those citizens who were effected by this catastrophic and legendary storm deserve help. However, the bill perfectly encapsulates the dysfunction of our Congress. How many months did | Read More »