A Day at the Races(4/18/14), Part 1
On Friday, I had the opportunity to attend two political meet-and-greets held around my area. The first one was hosted by Republican Congressman and US Senate candidate Phil Gingrey, and the second one was hosted by former Republican Mayor of Dalton, GA, and Gubernatorial candidate David Pennington, who is primarying incumbent Republican Governor Nathan Deal. I arrived about a half-hour after the Gingrey meeting commenced, | Read More »
Comments on Recent Supreme Court Actions
There are four things of interest to come out of the Supreme Court the past few days. Obviously, the first one is the decision allegedly striking down affirmative action in Michigan. It should be mentioned straight up and foremost that the decision did nothing of the sort. The Court upheld the right of the people of Michigan to pass a state constitutional civil rights amendment which prohibited discrimination | Read More »
Voxster Beauchamp’s outrageous anti-Israel lies
Thanks for enlightening everyone, Mr. BEE-chum, with your “facts”. I think you were born in the wrong generation, really, and the wrong part of the world. With your intellect and insatiable capacity for propaganda, you would have made Pravda proud in the 1960’s. You would have made an excellent teacher for the re-education camps in Cambodia, or the cultural revolution in Maoist China.
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Paul Dietzel for Louisiana’s 6th Congressional District
It’s somewhat of a minor race in the grand scheme of things – Louisiana’s 6th Congressional District is a red district in a red state. It’s being given up by Bill Cassidy, who is running for the Senate seat currently held by Mary Landrieu. As a result, a myriad of candidates have jumped into the race, including former Democratic governor (and ex-convict) Edwin Edwards. Edwards | Read More »
Propagandists Attempt To Imbue Immigrants With Messianic Perfection
A book published by Orbis Books is titled “Jesus Was An Immigrant”. What about it? A blurb for the book reads, “A Biblically grounded presentation of the value migrants, immigrants, and refugees bring to all of us.” Does the text also emphasize the Scripture that also urges rendering to Caesar what is Caesars and to obey those earthly laws that do not violate those of | Read More »
Is America Ready For Another “Two-Fer” Clinton presidency?
Re-posted from National Review April 22, 2014 If the 2016 presidential election were held today the voting results would be the following, according to recent Fox News and McClatchy/Marist polls: Hillary Clinton defeats Rand Paul by 51 to 42 percent (Fox) or 54 to 40 percent (McClatchy/Marist); Hillary Clinton defeats Chris Christie by 50 to 42 percent, or 53 to 42 percent; Hillary Clinton defeats Jeb Bush by 51 to 42 percent, or 55 to | Read More »
Gizmodo Punks Vox.com
Ezra Klein’s new venture, Vox.com, which that numskull Jeff Bezos refused to fund to the tune of $10+million has as its mission to explain everything you need to know about complicated subjects. For instance, if you want to know why confiscatory taxation is a really good thing, then you can read Matthew Yglesias’ epic Beyond the Laffer Curve–the case for confiscatory taxation. A couple of | Read More »
Taxpayers Paying Planned Parenthood to Promote Pro-Abortion ObamaCare
Planned Parenthood, America’s largest abortion provider, is being paid (by your tax dollars) to enroll people in ObamaCare.
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Winning the Argument: How WV Democrats are Turning to the GOP
The numbers don’t lie, West Virginia’s elected Democrats will go into the 2014 election with fewer registered voters and little support from members of their own party.
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US control of ICANN is a big deal
The entire Internet is based on trust, and it’s controlled by a surprisingly small number of computers. ICANN and IANA came into being to preserve trust, backed by the US Government.
Now, our government has decided that the rest of the world is just as trustworthy as the US Government to shepherd and safeguard the Internet. This is part of the big pattern of American Unexceptionalism that President Obama and his Obots have self-flagellated for the past eight years. “What makes us so special?” Oh, you’re right, let’s just trust a polyglot collection of conflicting interests to manage all the data in the world. That makes perfect sense.
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The Watercooler ~ An Open Thread
With so much change and upheaval going on in America, sometimes we need to pause and give ourselves and our side of the political battle credit where it is due. I mean, especially those of us who frequent RedState. We are activists after all, and we cannot be expected to labor endlessly without seeing tangible results. For me, that includes gloating just a little over | Read More »
Nevada GOP no longer opposes abortion or same-sex marriage [UPDATE]
I’m speechless, but Las Vegas isn’t. They are a finalist in the running for the 2016 Republican National Convention. They even have a website set up at www.lasvegas2016.com.
Maybe they should put that on the website.
Or maybe this isn’t where the party is going, huh?
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Sewage leaks and salvation — Christian lessons in a plumbing disaster
“The Christian does not think that God will love us because we’re good, but that God will make us good because He loves us.” ~C.S. Lewis It didn’t seem spiritual. Certainly, the last thing on my mind when I opened the e-mail and read the hello followed by niceties followed by SEWAGE…. BASEMENT…. LEAK…. the last thing on my mind was apostolic devotion. PIPE…. | Read More »
Atheist Lobby Prefers Debauchery Among Athletes
The Freedom From Religion Foundation is outraged that the coach of Clemson University’s football team is promoting an atmosphere on his team that is “too religious”. What college sports really needs instead are more sex and drug scandals. As evidence of its claim, the atheist front group is citing the inordinate number of players on the team attending VOLUNTARY Bible studies. Perhaps even worse, the | Read More »
Everything You Hate About D.C. is in the Podesta Divorce
Credit: GreenCorruptionBlogspot.com It is well-established that Americans do not trust the federal government and believe that government itself is the nation’s top problem. Naturally, much of that ill-will is focused on Washington, D.C., with its partisan elected officials, inept bureaucrats, bloated government, corruption, and those influence-peddling Washington lobbyists. The Podestas’ “lobbyist vs. lobbyist” divorce provides the perfect platform for the average American | Read More »
@Maddow Lies and HuffPo’s @CathTaibi Acts As Fluffer
On the left the term “debunking” has a unique meaning. It means you make up something your opponent never said then point out what they never said is wrong. Then you set back and wait for the usual collection of booklicks and fluffers to come along and proclaim your brilliance. This is what happened this week on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show, at least according to | Read More »
The Gurr Plan. A simple fix to the Republican leadership problem
One of the biggest problems the Republicans have right now is that it’s leadership is seen as disconnected from the base and is certainly not in alignment on many key issues with conservatives in the House of Representatives. This is attributable to the power that the position of Speaker of the House has amassed over generations. The Speaker selects the committee chairpersons and thus those | Read More »
Will the FCC Force Television Online Even If Aereo Loses in Court?
The Supreme Court hears oral arguments today in a case that will decide whether Aereo, an over-the-top video distributor, can retransmit broadcast television signals online without obtaining a copyright license. If the court rules in Aereo’s favor, national programming networks might stop distributing their programming for free over the air, and without prime time programming, local TV stations might go out of business across the country. It’s | Read More »
0bama’s Economic Adviser
0bama has released his decennial budget, and boy does it sock the taxes to us. The 10-year level of taxation is 2% of GDP higher than it is historically. What is even more interesting is that he projects increased revenue due to this. Despite the fact that increased taxes can be correlated historically with lower Federal revenues. This is not my correlation. Credit is given | Read More »
Happy Earth Day: I want my $10,000
Earth Day is the only “holiday” you don’t see advertised in the greeting card aisle. But we should buy our Congressmen and Senators Earth Day cards.
Mine will include a bill.
I figure I’ll charge them $10,000 (which would put the cost of Earth Day at somewhere around $3 trillion over the last 44 years).
Why do we need an Earth Day? The Earth is just fine without it.
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The Religion of Politics
What goes on in politics is of the utmost importance to how we live our lives. “You will be made to care,” after all, about numerous things. Marriage equality, reproductive rights, and whatever other keywords exist for pushing an agenda that is rejected by a lot more people than gets reported. I would be a hypocrite if I denounced people focusing for large portions of | Read More »
The Misogyny of John Paul Stevens
Numerous authors and diarists on this site have pointed out the abject hypocrisy of the “War on Women” trope that played no small part in re-electing President Obama to a second term in the White House, noting that the Left is an all-too-frequent perpetrator of its own War on Women. However, a week and a half ago – just shy of the anniversary of the original | Read More »
Diversity or Reversity?
DIVERSITY? “Unleashing the Power of Our Diversity”. That’s the slogan used by some dear friends of mine, to promote their course for diversity education. I suspect that it also describes what many in corporate America hope they’re getting with their investment in diversity education, though the primary motivation for this investment still seems to be avoiding discrimination-related litigation. Sadly, though diversity has been increasingly emphasized | Read More »
Tags: America’s founding ideals
, Brendan Eich
, Eric Holder
, Gary Wiram
, Louie Gohmert
, President Obama
, same-sex marriage
Are NSA Nerds Obsessed With Prom Date Gossip?
A student at Central York High School was given a three-day in school suspension for asking Miss America to the prom and approaching her to bestow upon her a rose crafted from distilled petroleum byproduct. The beauty queen was there to discuss diversity and the importance of math and science. The school is claiming that the suspension was necessary because he decided to defy academic | Read More »
Would We the People Ratify the Constitution Today?
We the People are the opening words of the preamble to the Constitution. Many patriots glory in that name, “We the People” holding it aloft as a banner against the encroachments of an ever expanding central government. In the minds of many it is connected somehow to Lincoln’s famous description of America’s government, “Of the People, by the people and for the people.” Both of | Read More »
God’s Not Dead
I got the opportunity to see this movie yesterday and yes it is simplistic in its presentation and I think the creators are proud of that fact. In fact, there is even allusion to that notion in the movie as exemplified in a scene where the main character gets a text from the pastor he is seeking counsel from about how the student does not need | Read More »
The 2014 state of wind energy
With the growing story coming out of Ukraine, the ongoing search for the missing Malaysian jet, the intensifying Nevada cattle battle, and the new announcement about the additional Keystone pipeline delay, little attention is being paid to the Production Tax Credit (PTC) for wind energy—or any of the other fifty lapsed tax breaks the Senate Finance Committee approved earlier this month. But, despite the low | Read More »
The “Consider This!” Podcast, Episode 73: The Freedom of Speech; Culturally and Legally
The latest episode of the “Consider This!” podcast is out. Conservative commentary in 10 minutes or less. Freedom of speech is under attack in this county. The irony is that those who call themselves “tolerant” and “free thinkers” are, very often, the ones pushing against this right, both in our culture and via the legal system. Two examples in this episode include a man pushed out of | Read More »
Electoral College Meddling
Some quarters of the conservative blogosphere are all atwitter because of something called the Electoral College Compact. Dick Morris, for example, has been very vocal of late ostensibly because Governor Andrew Coumo of New York recently enacted legislation whereby that state signed onto the compact. Briefly, this compact would be an agreement among signatory states to award their electoral votes to the winner of the | Read More »
Rethinking Income Inequality
French economist Thomas Piketty is making a huge splash with his soon to be released book about income inequality — “Capital in the Twenty-First Century”. The New Yorker’s John Cassidy provided a detailed preview, which follows growing calls by the media, public intellectuals and politicians for quick and aggressive government intervention to remedy the “crisis” of income divergence between the richest and poorest segments of the population | Read More »
Astrophysicist Neil Degrasse Tyson misses the target and gets lost in the race space…
I recently saw a clip of Cosmos host and all round brilliant Neil Degrasse Tyson answering a question posed during a panel discussion. The question, which wasn’t really a question at all, had to do with former Harvard President Lawrence Summers’ comments on the disproportionate representation of women in science and math fields and his wondering if innate differences in sex might partially explain it. | Read More »
, hard work
, Neil Degrasse Tyson
, United States
Is America ready to elect Golda Meir, er……..Hillary Clinton, as President?
First, let’s be perfectly clear. Hillary Clinton is no Golda Meir. Clinton has the blood of four dead Americans at Benghazi on her hands; Meir ordered the Mossad to hunt down and kill the terrorists responsible for the massacre of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics. But this diary is about the media circus that is our national elections today. Our politicians Tweet, they | Read More »
The progressive pedigree
I suggest that this liability policy is more than simply a risk transfer purchase – it is in fact not insurance at all. It is the face of overt class preference and bigotry. The Left is knowingly, purposefully, pursuing a caste society, with themselves on top, racial minorities whose votes they need just beneath that, unions, Wall Streeters, and corporate fat cats who provide useful cash alongside, and conservatives at the bottom as “untouchables”. It’s easy to become “untouchable”: just support a cause or idea that the elite oppose.
At the top is the unholy alliance of government, media and entertainment who issue the pedigrees and credentials. For them, no crime is prosecutable, and if there is a “real” crime, it’s buried like a black sheep family secret. Most of their crimes go on in public, unashamedly, without remorse or conscience.
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Five Reasons Why the Shroud of Turin Could Be Authentic
Front and back negative image. Burn marks from 1532 fire run entire length of cloth. Today, Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ commonly known as Easter or, less commonly, Resurrection Sunday. If it were not for this event Christianity, the world’s largest religion, would not exist and Jesus, instead of being the most significant person in history, would have | Read More »
Scientific Evidence for the Resurrection
There are many who think Christians are anti-science. I’m a Christian, but I embrace science and see it as one more tool for finding the truth. I see an all powerful creator in the Big Bang, when our universe exploded into existence in a flash of light out of nothing at all. I see a designer in biological machines like the bacterial flagellum, which cannot be explained | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ Just As I Am
This being the first Passover/Easter season to celebrate since my mom passed away last year, I had to hunt down some good music to share. While I know that these may not be “traditional” Easter songs, nevertheless, they each express gratefulness to our Savior in their own way. Enjoy. This next song, In The Garden, is in memory of my mom who loved Willie Nelson | Read More »
The Obama press conference — a smug, shameful liar on FULL display
Did you see the latest Obama presser? If so, I’m sorry, because you watched a man who’s made lying an art, his life’s work and legacy, elevating the heretofore shameful practice of degeneracy to levels that could make a polygraph smoke. I did watch – every painful minute – but as I’m visiting Oregon (back in the race-car bed beneath Farrah ) I saw it | Read More »
Easter Weekend and the Clash of Faith versus Science
I believe the Pope is saying in his brilliant Regensburg remarks, that we must be cautious that we are indeed using “right reason” or an “informed conscience” or else the supposed attempt to use science as a replacement for faith becomes itself an exercise in subjectivity, not the use of objective reality and science.
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Has Los Angeles Fallen, or Was it Pushed?
The LA 2020 Commission mostly ignored Hollywood. I bet you have been recently thinking: How can we keep Los Angeles from turning into a post-apocalyptic wasteland like Detroit? The Los Angeles 2020 Commission has the answers. Well, they hedge a bit and don’t claim to have ALL the answers. Their keen analysis identified several problems in Los Angeles: Jobs Poverty Traffic | Read More »
Parents Can’t Win In The Eyes Of Liberal Elites
The cover of the April 2014 Atlantic Magazine is titled “The Over-Protected Kid: New Research Shows He’ll Grow Up More Fearful And Less Creative”. Provided he is not on welfare, is that really anyone’s business? The parents are pretty much screwed over any way they turn. Let your kid run wild, and you’ll get slapped with abuse allegations. Not yet your kid play with matches | Read More »
West Virginia’s Crony Capitalism Costs State Millions
Crony capitalism continues to keep West Virginia behind, discourages reputable businesses from setting up shop here, and gives ammunition to liberals who decry the evils of capitalism. And things won’t change until Democrats are booted from control of West Virginia’s economic development.
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Will the “Gay Games” boycott Ace and Yellow Cabs?
This make-nice attitude toward Muslims isn’t due to some mutual inclusiveness, Kumbaya-singing spirit that gays and Muslims share. In countries ruled by Sharia law, homosexuals are beheaded. The soft-step is due to one thing only: fear. The LGBT political-social agenda is scared to death (literally) to engage in the kind of bullying, slur-hurling, demonizing behavior against Muslims. Nobody wants a fatwah on their heads, and that’s exactly what will happen to anyone calling Muslim cab drivers haters.
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Happy Spring Black Friday!
http://www.mlgoodell.webs.com We owe a debt of gratitude to the folks at Home Depot who came up with the wonderful concept called Spring Black Friday. At last, we have a name for the awkward Friday before Easter. For years people have referred to it as, uh, you know, that day when schools are out, Wall Street is closed, and there’s nothing to do but go to | Read More »
“Fixing” the Voting Rights Act
In response to the Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County, Alabama vs. Holder, Rep. Sensenbrenner and Senator Leahy have introduced legislation which they hope will “correct” the infirmities of the original Voting Rights Act last updated in 2006. To recap, at issue in Shelby County was the formula used to determine which states or political subdivisions were to covered under Section 5. That section is | Read More »
Did Lois Lerner Want Conservatives to go to Jail?
New emails show that at the same time the IRS was targeting hundreds of conservative groups, at a time Lois Lerner was fully aware of it, and was about to plant a question to supposedly apologize for it, Lerner was colluding with her former boss from the FEC, who was essentially now a liberal lobbyist, and the Obama DOJ to “piece together” criminal charges against conservative groups, not because of any hard evidence, but because liberal Senators and left-leaning groups “think” they should.
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Don’t Hurt People and Don’t Take Their Stuff
Here’s the opening of the book. Don’t hurt people, and don’t take their stuff. Simple and straightforward, that’s liberty in a nutshell – no assembly required. And yet it seems like, more and more, the decisions Washington makes about what to do for us, or to us, or even against us, are having an increasingly adverse impact on our lives. Young people can’t find jobs, | Read More »
Why I can’t send my kids to public school
I can’t send my kids to public school because there they will learn that Christians belong in the closet, that standing up for yourself is intolerant and hateful, that everybody must affirm and celebrate everybody else regardless of what they believe (except Christians), that cultural rules and “norms” are just old fashioned roles to be broken, but the rules of the school are inviolate without exception. That’s not learning, it’s indoctrination.
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This is the Real War On Women – Waged By White Progressive Women Against Women of Color
What is the common denominator in the photos below? It occurred to me, after reading Breeann’s diary and then Aaron’s on the slimy legislation being pushed in Denver, that when a picture formed in my mind of every pro-abort rally I had ever seen on television or online, the crowd seemed decidedly “pale”. I did a Google image search for “pro choice rally”. These pictures | Read More »
Solar flares up
It is amazing that something that seems as upbeat as “free” electricity from the sun can have such a dark side. I started covering some of the shenanigans from the solar industry last summer when I wrote about the “Green Tea Party” in Georgia. I had no idea what a can of worms I’d opened. In September, I wrote about the net-metering battle taking place | Read More »
Obamacare Must Go Regardless of Who is Obama’s Next HHS Nominee!
At the end of the day, we all want Americans to have access to affordable, quality healthcare, but Obamacare is the wrong path to get to that goal.
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