Constitutional Avoidance and King v. Burwell

    The Supreme Court will be handing down its decision in King v. Burwell in about a month’s time, and the availability of tax subsidies to help fund the purchase of health insurance will be decided. A good bit of the news coverage over the last month or so has been about the disaster that will befall the health insurance marketplaces in states that may lose | Read More »

    The Battle for House 2016: Recent News

    This is the first in a monthly series of reports on news involving the battle for the US House in 2016. CA-25:  The Democrats believe they have a decent candidate in Santa Clarita Water Board member Maria Gutzeit.  Why?  Because the Water Board is elected so she therefore has won an election before.  They believe that Republican incumbent [mc_name name=’Rep. Steve Knight (R-CA)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’K000387′ | Read More »

    Muslim Woman Felt Hatred on United Flight. So What?

    Muslim Woman Felt Hatred on United Flight.  So What?

    A Muslim chaplain says she was mistreated on a United flight, and now she wants everyone to boycott United because of it. Let’s grant that Tahera Ahmad was abused by a flight attendant and another passenger.  It’s inexcusable behavior by any airline employee.  It’s beneath civility for another passenger to treat anyone in the profane and uncouth way Ahmad claims she experienced. It is not enough | Read More »


    Remember the old phrase: a whole is greater than the sum of its parts? Well, it is a mistranslation. That is not at all what Kurt Koffka uttered. Koffka was from a long list of Gestalt psychology sheep. Rather than bore the reader with attacking Gestalt in great detail (which it cannot survive), I’ll suffice with this simple definition: Gestalt theory depends on cutting a | Read More »

    Rep. Kinzinger(RINO-IL) Teams With Dana Milbank To Attack Ted Cruz

    This week the leading Republican warhawk in the House of Representatives, congressman Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) 47%, joined forces with the Washington Post’s detestable Dana Milbank to attack Texas Senator and GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% on foreign policy. Kinzinger, who openly endorsed Jeb Bush for President months ago, has been a leading advocate along side | Read More »

    Dunham, Duggar, Hastert: A Tale of the Left’s Twisted Morality

    Dunham, Duggar, Hastert: A Tale of the Left's Twisted Morality

    Aesop couldn’t have told this fable better.  Three sex scandals, and three different responses.  The Left celebrates admitted sexual abuse for their own, ravages those who honestly approach the subject, and withholds judgment for those who cover it up. The profane, progressive and feminist actress Lena Dunham molested her one-year-old sister when she was seven.  Dunham admitted, even praised this act, calling it “sexual exploration.”  When | Read More »

    Some Interesting Senate 2016 News

    Some interesting tidbits in the bid for control of the Senate in the 2016 election cycle: Alaska:  Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) 35%, the technically independent, nominally Republican Senator from Alaska will likely face a primary opponent in 2016.  State senator Mike Dunleavy, who is considerably more conservative than Murkowski, is said to be mulling a primary bid.  If one remembers, Murkowski lost | Read More »

    Democrat Insider: Expect a ‘Clinton Co-presidency’

      Re-posted from My ongoing effort to understand why the Clintons are able to stomp-on, skirt or just plain ignore unwritten rules (or even laws) governing political behavior led me to ask some questions (via email) of a longtime Washington, D.C., power-broker/lobbyist/Democratic Party fundraiser I had recently met at a social gathering. Given that he knows the Clintons and is well-versed in the ways | Read More »

    Treasonous “Viewpoint” on Memorial Day

    RE; Too smart on Memorial Day by Ron Chimelis Memorial Day carries on an ancient custom of respect and commemoration of soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our Nation. This had started in earnest ever since the American Civil War that ended slavery that we had inherited from the English Crown Government. This also included those who have made the ultimate sacrifice | Read More »

    The Kasich conundrum

    Several years ago when John Kasich made his first venture into presidential politics, he possessed several attributes that made him a promising candidate. He was authentic and relatable; and equally important, good on television. He was accomplished, having been a key player in creating the budget surpluses of 1998-2001 and he was articulate. He was the the antithesis of typical Republican candidates with the notable | Read More »

    Untangled Web: Krugman on Poverty

    Oh, what a tangled web we weave. When first we practise to deceive! – Marmion, Walter Scott A regular (meaning semi-weekly) piece to address some of what passes for intelligence in the media. This critique will break down an article or portion of an article to reduce the spin and bring to light the shadow in falsehood propagated by the left. While there may be factual | Read More »

    Aluminum Foil Hat Time: Is it just me, or is the internet getting dramatically slower?

    Yes, I know, JimmyGee take off that damn foil hat! Please hear me out. Recently, the government reclassified the internet as a “utility.” Now they can add all sorts of user taxes, and regulate the living crap out of it. After all, regulation (and taxes) are the ONLY things the government excels at! Since this reclassification, I have noticed dramatically slower internet speeds. Search times are taking much longer, as | Read More »

    King Obama – Lord of the waters

    King Obama - Lord of the waters

      Apparently, Obama really does consider himself the king of America. On Wednesday, his highness decreed himself lord of the waters as he claimed dominion over all of the nation’s streams, creeks, rills, ditches, books, rivulets, burns, tributaries, cricks, wetlands–probably the puddle in your driveway–in a sweeping move meant to assert his unilateral federal authority. Using the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of | Read More »

    Shame on You, Mr. President Bret Stephens devoted his Wall Street Journal column this week to Jeffrey Goldberg’s recent interview with Barack Obama. He discussed Obama’s “Rational Ayatollah Hypothesis,” in which the president believes that Ayatollah Khamanei, (whom Obama insists on calling the supreme leader), is like the little match girl, shivering outside the window, wanting only to bask in the glow that comes from the fond embrace of | Read More »

    A Small Victory for Taxpayers

    Last week, the United States Supreme Court released a 5-4 decision in the case of Comptroller of the State of Maryland vs. Wynne.  Most commentary on the decision has focused on the odd voting alignment in that case which had Scalia and Thomas dissenting along with Kagan and Ginsburg with a majority of Roberts, Alito, Kennedy, Breyer and Sotomayor.  As most commentary has noted, this is | Read More »

    Conservatives (And the GOP) Must Beware Crazy Uncle Bernie

    Conservatives (And the GOP) Must Beware Crazy Uncle Bernie

    First, let me say that I in no way expect comrade Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-VT) 12% to make it anywhere close to the presidency. This statement is a surprise to absolutely zero people I am sure. But even so, I think that a lot of people, especially on the right, are not taking this guy seriously enough. Are his ideas ludicrous (you don’t | Read More »

    Culling the Republican Presidential Herd

    With the first Republican presidential debate scheduled for August 6, the great sorting is about to begin. The Republican National Committee set the schedule at 12 sanctioned debates (as opposed to 27 various forums for 2012), leaving it to the media sponsors to determine how many candidates to invite. The first sponsor, Fox News, will thankfully take a step toward cutting the mushrooming field in | Read More »

    City Hall Attacking Freedom Of Press In Bloomington, IL(Update)

    An extremely troubling assault on the Freedom of the Press is taking place in Bloomington, IL with Mayor Tari Renner at the center of an attempt to silence a local talk radio station and its morning show for having the tenacity to question a plan to have the city of Bloomington use some $8 million in taxpayer money to help finance the purchase of a | Read More »

    Stephanopoulos is a Stain on Journalism

    Stephanopoulos is a Stain on Journalism

    Be kind to your local newspaper, because it’s not easy turning blank newsprint into journalism.  These days, ink-stained fingers and paperboys are mostly artifacts of a past time, although some idioms remain in use. “Never pick a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel,” was one of Mark Twain’s favorite warnings, admonishing people to steer clear of verbal assaults on newspaper publishers and | Read More »

    Dumb. DUMB!! If Republicans think that Hillary’s finances are a scandal, just wait until we get a look at Trump’s.

    Follow the money. Always. Follow the money. It holds true for the Clintons, Boeing, FIFA, and also, especially so, for Donald Trump. The GOP is about to shoot itself in the foot yet again by confusing name recognition with popularity, and give Donald Trump a slot on stage for the first debate, on FOX, while likely excluding a Carly Fiorina, a Bobby Jindal, and a | Read More »

    Follow the Money: Boeing

    Follow the Money: Boeing

    Some companies create such a successful business model that they are able to develop financing arms dedicated to creating more opportunities to bring their product to market.  However, some companies have the good fortune of having a dedicated bank backed by the full faith and credit of the American taxpayer. There has been much in the news about the Export-Import bank in recent months, and | Read More »

    Jesus: Political Prisoner?

    Sean Illing, according to Salon, teaches political theory at Louisiana State University, but a quick look at the LSU website fails to turn up his name.  Maybe he is just a student there which, whether a student or teacher at LSU, a recent article titled “Jesus is a Political Prisoner” leaves much to be desired.  If this is the work of a “scholar” then higher education | Read More »

    Carly Fiorina

    The Presidential elections that have just barely begun, according to the left leaning media has already claimed its first victims.  Carly Fiorina and Ben Carson need not apply for the position.  The reason according to the NewYorker magazine is that they are not old white men. The real question is whether the conservatives from Red State will exclude them?  It seems to be a habit | Read More »

    That’s a sneaky one, Unions. Using the Minimum Wage hike that way.

    Premise 1: Unions are all about helping workers. Premise 2: The minimum wage should be raised a whole lot to help workers. Recent headline: Unions want companies who employ union workers to be exempted from minimum wage hike laws. Given these three items, one of these conclusions is true: A) unions are not interested in helping workers; or B) the minimum wage hike will not actually | Read More »

    2008 Repeat? Fraudulent Hillary Uses Fake Southern Accent Again

    2008 Repeat? Fraudulent Hillary Uses Fake Southern Accent Again

    During the 2008 Democratic presidential primary, Hillary Clinton (born and raised in Illinois) attempted to pander in one of the worst ways: changing her accent to match the home crowd: Fast-forward to today, and Hillary has once again changed her accent, this time speaking to a white audience in South Carolina: It is hard to describe how despicable the lengths Hillary is willing to go to | Read More »

    A Poll For Conservatives, By Conservatives

    EVERYBODY should be checking out what’s happening in Ohio. They have developed a strategy for liberty groups across the state to have an ongoing dialogue about their presidential preferences – a dialogue that will continue until Ohio’s March 15 primary. If grassroot conservatives are split, they lose. If the grassroots unify, they will be able to beat whichever establishment candidate remains standing. Check out Ohio | Read More »

    The Unpatriotic “PATRIOT” Act

    This coming Sunday, the Senate will meet to have one final discussion regarding the status of the so-called PATIOT Act (so-called, because nothing is patriotic about it). As rare as a Sunday session is, the act is set to expire at midnight Monday, meaning that the Senators will only have a few hours at most to hash out a plan to reauthorize the act as-is; | Read More »

    What if Obama decides to ignore the courts, and move ahead on amnesty?

    Success in politics, as in war and chess, requires the ability to plan several moves ahead. As Obama awaits court decisions on several of his key policy initiatives, it’s surprising that there has been little or no speculation as to just what exactly was he thinking? 22 times previously Obama, that noted constitutional layer, said that he lacked the authority to take the very actions | Read More »

    Yet Another Terrible Idea: States Consider Combining Their Failed ObamaCare Exchanges

    ObamaCare is an unmitigated disaster. A total, miserable failure. Everything President Barack Obama and his Democrats promised it would do? Obama Promises ObamaCare Won’t Add ‘One Dime To The Deficit’ 36 Times Obama Said You Could Keep Your Health Care Plan Obama Montage: If You Like Your Doctor You Can Keep Your Doctor Obama Promises To Lower Health Insurance Premiums by $2,500 Per Year Obama: | Read More »

    The Coming Police State

    The end goal of every Progressive regime is a police state.  Progressives may never publically state that objective because it is so controversial, but it is the logical culmination of their policies and desires.  At the heart of Progressivism is the desire to use centralized planning to manage a society.  To put it in its simplest terms it is a small group of people telling | Read More »

    Strike Two For Obama’s DAPA Amnesty Program at Fifth Circuit

    “We live in a nation governed by a system of checks and balances, and the president’s attempt to bypass the will of the American people was successfully checked again today.” – Texas Governor Greg Abbott

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    Four things you didn’t know about the TPP… or is it the TPA?

    Four things you didn't know about the TPP... or is it the TPA?

    The Far Left and the Far Right finally have something to agree on: opposition to the package of legislative endeavors leading up to what has been dubbed “Obamatrade”. The issue has given rise to the most bizarre coalitions, with Sens. Rand Paul and Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) 100% joining Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) 14% and [mc_name name=’Sen. Elizabeth Warren | Read More »

    Steyer’s Inane Proposal to Slam California’s Drivers

    Californians pay the highest gas prices in the nation with the price of regular gasoline often tops $4 per gallon. The reasons are simple.  The state’s gas tax is almost 40 cents per gallon.  Only New Yorkers and Pennsylvanians pay more.  The state imposes a 2.25% sales tax on top of that.  The brain trust running the state thought they could stop “global warming” by passing | Read More »

    Sunset the Tax Code

    We now have six announced Republican candidates for the 2016 campaign. We will soon begin hearing an endless stream of campaign plans and promises, from repealing Obamacare to securing our borders, to simplifying our tax code and yes, even abolishing the Internal Revenue Service. A lot of these proposals sound great on paper. Yet, when it comes to talking about abolishing the IRS, candidates risk | Read More »

    The Left is Frothing, Raving and Losing Its Mind Over the Fall of House Duggar

    The Left is Frothing, Raving and Losing Its Mind Over the Fall of House Duggar

    Promoted from the diaries – Aaron Nothing causes the lunatic Left to froth and rave and lose its mind like Christianity in action. Whenever something awful happens and Christians do what Christians are commanded to do: forgive, the left simply draws a blank.  That’s just a place in their brains where the door is permanently locked (even those on the left who call themsevles Christian). As | Read More »

    Rather Than Make a Bad Bill Look More Like a Good Bill – Just Pass the Good Bill

    Some in government are yet again using a tiny private sector problem to allegedly justify a massive government private sector invasion. Proposed is a huge government hammer. To obliterate – a gnat.   The gnat in question is the “patent troll” – a term the Theft Coalition loves (and likely coined). Theft Coalition? These are people who steal intellectual property – and are now looking | Read More »

    What if, for 50 years AFTER Columbus discovered America, there had been no more expeditions to the New World?

    June 3rd is the 50th anniversary of Ed White’s space walk during Gemini 4. White, who was tragically killed a few  years later during an Apollo training exercise, along with Gus Grissom and Roger Chaffee, became the first American to perform an EVA. If you’ve forgotten, or weren’t born then, enjoy the video: A few years later, we landed on the moon.  The entire | Read More »

    DACA: Obama’s Political Legacy

    In June 2012, the Obama administration announced a change to existing immigration policy called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) which allowed undocumented immigrants who entered the country before age 16 and June 2007 to receive work permits and exempted them from deportation.  These are the people who who are frequently referred to as “dreamers” although the “dream” was usually that of the adult illegally | Read More »

    Marita Noon: Another domino falls in the anti-fossil fuel movement’s crusade

    This inaccurate definition allows for the recent spate of minor tremors to be blamed on “fracking,” when, in fact, if they are the result of oil-and-gas activity, they are reportedly caused by injection wells—which “inject” water that comes up as part of the drilling process, into wells miles below the surface. Injection wells, which may be far from the drilling site, can be used whether or not the well is stimulated using hydraulic fracturing. The U.S. Geological Survey study states: “Hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as ‘fracking,’ does not appear to be linked to the increased rate of magnitude 3 and larger earthquakes.” Yet, anti-fossil fuel groups continue to scare the public with such claims.

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    The Strange Affinity of the Political Left for Islam

    . . . why are many liberals and other Leftists either sympathetic to Islam (especially the militant kind) or at least in favor of appeasement? There seems to be little or no similarity between Islamic beliefs and the beliefs of most people on the Left. Perhaps it is because of the old adage “the enemy of my enemy is my friend.”

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    Memorial Day, 2015

    Like many others, I’ve been reflecting this Memorial Day weekend on the countless men and women who have given their lives for this country and the ideals upon which it was founded.  I have thought about so many brave Americans who didn’t hesitate to throw themselves into harms way when called, and who breathed their last breath in lands far from home.   I’ve thought much | Read More »

    Is the NSA Really “Spying” On Us?

    There is a huge hullabaloo brewing over the Patriot Act, specifically Section 215, and its reauthorization.  The program of collecting metadata from Internet and other communication sources is set to expire on May 31st and Congress must make a decision soon about whether to continue, cease, or alter the program.  First made public by Edward Snowden, this is an NSA program that collects bulk data | Read More »

    Is Rush Limbaugh a RINO?

    In this writer’s view, the biggest problem conservative voters face is betrayal by candidates who lie about what they will do if elected, those who promise sunshine but deliver moonshine. Because the United States leans conservative, RINO conservative poseurs have the greatest need to lie in order to win elections. But many do not seem to agree. On April 14, Rush Limbaugh effusively praised an egregious phony, | Read More »

    It’s Not Kosher: Z Street vs the IRS

    The recent Z Street Case against the IRS before the D.C. Court of Appeals is a notable example of egregious behavior by IRS employees. Z Street is a group that was created in order to educate “the public about Zionism; about the facts relating to the Middle East and to the existence of Israel as a Jewish State; and about Israel’s right to refuse to | Read More »

    The Battle of Ramadi

    The Battle of Ramadi

    In April and May 2004, the 4th Marines—the very same units that stormed the beach at Iwo Jima—took heavy losses while engaging insurgents loyal to Saddam Hussein’s Baath Party in heavy fighting for the city of Ramadi. USA Today posted this report, On April 6, Lance Cpl. Deshon Otey, 24, of Hardin, Ky., was the sole survivor of an attack on his Humvee that killed seven | Read More »

    It’s Time to Re-Evaluate the “Patriot Act”

    On February 28, 1933, in the aftermath of the burning of the Reichstag, Paul Von Hindenburg, President of the Weimar Republic, signed a decree “for the protection of the people and the State.” It stated: “Restrictions on personal liberty, on the right of free expression of opinion, including freedom of the press; on the rights of assembly and association; and violations of the privacy of | Read More »

    If Monopolies are Bad, Why are Unions Good?

    One of the biggest suggestions by those on the Left for decreasing income inequality and “restoring the middle class” is increased unionization of the workforce.  Bernie Sanders has made this an important cog of his campaign and others on the Left are writing articles which show that income inequality increased in America as the power of unions declined.  In 1973, almost 25% of the private | Read More »

    Jeb’s Iraq Fumble

    Jeb Bush’s recent fumble of Meghan Kelly’s query of whether, “knowing what was known at the time, would you have invaded Iraq” was discouraging for the content – “yes”,  “I didn’t understand the question”, “I love my brother” – but more for his failure to preempt the obvious line of eventual Democratic attack with a concise, but complete policy statement. What would that look like? | Read More »

    Outrageous Assault On Freedom Of Press Taking Place In Bloomington, IL

    Nora Dukowitz On Friday Nora Dukowitz, the Communications Director for the city of Bloomington, IL had a local talk radio reporter Josh “Fistbump” Schmidgall served with a Restraining Order and is attempting to keep him and his employer The Cities 92.9 FM from asking questions of Ms. Dukowitz and the city. Schimdgall and The Cities 92.9 have been attempting to get Ms. Dukowitz | Read More »

    America’s Need for Political Intervention

    America’s Need for Political Intervention

    Political dishonesty is all the rage among incumbent politicians and candidates seeking office today.  Perhaps we should just call it dishonesty since the lines distinguishing politicians, special interest groups, and the media are difficult to discern.  In this fast-paced age of media sound bytes, it is tough for Americans to separate fact from fiction based upon political rhetoric and biased media reporting. It is no | Read More »