We Have To Ban Hammers!
I’m just taking a page out of the songbook of the Brady Campaign and the rest of the leftist gun-grabbers out there. Public service notice for the humor deficient, there is sarcasm in this article. Yesterday, on the Lord’s Day of all days, a man was beaten to death with hammers. Police said [Zemir] Begic was in his vehicle about 1:15 a.m. in the 4200 | Read More »
Marita Noon: It’s time for tough love on tax credits for the mature wind industry
The PTC provides one of the best examples of the worst kind of taxpayer waste being considered in a tax-extenders deal. The largest benefactors of the credit (underwritten by U.S. taxpayers) are wind energy turbine manufacturers like General Electric (which purchased Enron’s wind turbine business in 2002), and investors like Warren Buffet, who, without apology, recently admitted: “We get a tax credit if we build a lot of wind farms. That’s the only reason to build them. They don’t make sense without the tax credit.”
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Executive Orders? Not So Much…
Much has been said and little can be added to the criticism of our current president and his hundreds of “executive orders”–clearly against the will of Congress and the American people and even his own talking points in the recent past. Though oft ignored, the Constitution does NOT give him or any other president legislative powers. A quick read of Article II reveals not one | Read More »
D.A. KING: Will the Republican-controlled House stop Obama’s executive amnesty with “the Price Plan?”
“This is an article written by D.A. King from the Dustin Inman Society of Georgia, He requested I post this on RedState for him. It’s in regard to ‘The Price Plan’. ” December 1, 2014 Ten Days in December Will the Republican-controlled House stop Obama’s executive amnesty with “the Price Plan?” D.A. King The next ten days will provide a great deal of insight into the backbone of | Read More »
Missouri State Rep Courtney Curtis Turns to Change.org to Require Vest Cameras
Ferguson native and Missouri State Representative (Democrat, District 073) Courtney Curtis started a petition on change.org, the McDonalds drive-through of hassle-free activism, to require Ferguson PD officers to wear body cameras. …I’m still a young black man who has encountered problems with the police. Five years ago, while waiting for a college friend of mine in his gated community in Kansas City, I was handcuffed, | Read More »
The EPA and How to Stop It
The Obama Administration is finalizing a series of regulations through the EPA that are possibly the most damaging of his presidency- to individuals, to the economy, and to the country. Those regulations are designed to decrease greenhouse gases from power plants. The impetus for this power grab by the EPA- an executive branch agency- is predicated on a series of deceptions by the administration. They | Read More »
The Cross and the Lynching Tree Are All Too Real to Some
I don’t have to drive too far from my home to find real racists. Within an hour’s drive, I can find true white-sheet-wearing KKK members, and I can find Black Panthers. Their mutual, seething hatred of each other based on skin color would, in a simple physics equation, cancel each other out. But in matters of race, these groups simply feed one another’s fire, and | Read More »
Ferguson, MO – and a community in denial
The shooting of Michael Brown, Jr. should never have happened. That it did is a tragedy that has been decades in the making. Since the beginning of Lyndon Johnson’s “Great Society”, we have witnessed the onset of federal government largesse to a socio-economic demographic, and while the intent was well-meaning, the results have been just the opposite. We have witnessed, and still are, the | Read More »
Ferguson: The Laws of Man versus the Man of Laws
The Soviet Union defined criminal behavior as action that would threaten the State. Because the State was represented by the Politburo, whomever ran the Politburo was thus the protected party in all laws. As noted by the fair-and-balanced State newspaper Pravda, Josef Stalin was the “genius of the new world, the wisest man of the epoch, the great leader of communism.” In every despotic community | Read More »
Yet Another Commentary on Ferguson, Missouri
Yes- the rhetoric here and elsewhere has reached a fever pitch since the grand jury refused to bring charges against Officer Darren Wilson in the Michael Brown shooting case. I confess to not knowing the nuances of Missouri grand jury procedures or whether or not Missouri law is slanted towards law enforcement officers- a presumption of innocence + if you will. But, I do have | Read More »
BREAKING: Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson Resigns
This just crossed my desk: The police officer who fatally shot teenager Michael Brown has resigned from the Ferguson Police Department. Darren Wilson, who has been on administrative leave since the August shooting, announced his resignation effective immediately on Saturday, one of his attorneys told the Associated Press. The announcement comes days after a local prosecutor announced that a grand jury would not seek charges | Read More »
Poor Old Justice Ginsburg
With the well now poisoned with the stroke of the presidential pen, the chances of Obama to remake the federal judiciary- particularly the Supreme Court- take on a more serious tone. This single action coupled with the midterm elections and a Senate with a Republican majority make Obama’s job that much more difficult. ‘s rule change affects lower court judicial nominations and those in the | Read More »
Big Business May Pull Obamacare Support
Seems it’s time for another winter of discontent about Obamacare. Leading U.S. CEOs, angered by the Obama administration’s challenge to certain “workplace wellness” programs, are threatening to side with anti-Obamacare forces unless the government backs off, according to people familiar with the matter. Major U.S. corporations have broadly supported President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform despite concerns over several of its elements, largely because it included | Read More »
BIG Oopsie! Mary Landrieu’s chief of staff tells a black audience if re-elected she will “continue to vote 97% of the time with Obama”
Just came across this little gem from the Black Conservatives Fund: Let’s see now. Romney’s “47%” comment may well have cost him the presidency. This one should bury any slim/nil chance Mary thought she had. Seems conservatives, after “macaca” are finally learning how to play the game.
I’m very tired of the actions of politicians to enhance their “lagacy” with history. History has it’s own way of judging actions and we will all be long-gone before the actual “legacy” is determined. If politicians acted in the best interests of the country and their constituency, then the “legacy” will take care of itself. I don’t care about your legacy, Mr/Ms Politician. I care | Read More »
Three Steps To Fundamentally Change America
Each time there’s a national election we hear a lot of talk about change. Given current all-time low approval ratings for the House, Senate and President, you’d think voters would implement a lot of change via the ballot box. But they don’t. The vast majority of voters just keep punching the party ticket and send back to Washington the same corrupt and/or incompetent hucksters that earned those | Read More »
Now that BHO has decreed that deportations will cease and work permits and other privileges of legal immigration will be granted to those who chose to enter our country illegally what’s next? In less time than it takes to say “Fundamentally transform America” the chorus of usual suspects, , , , and their fellow travelers will start saying “It isn’t fair for all these people | Read More »
The Hill Goes All In for An Establishment GOP Candidate in 2016
This morning, the first update from The Hill that landed in my inbox was this story: “13 Republicans Most Likely to Win the White House.” And, after talking to “more than a half-dozen Republican strategists” (the same people that gave us , and Mitt Romney as candidates), their top three are… , Chris Christie, and Jeb Bush. Quit laughing! That’s who they think can win! | Read More »
Seeking Carbon Energy Stats
I have recently tried to relocate my sources on a number of energy sources, coal, oil, natural gas, etc. However the USGS site seems to be hiding any summaries that do not include proven reserves and what not, and the IEA is definitely playing games. I was wondering if any here have a reliable source of data regarding current oil/nat gas/coal resources including | Read More »
Is ObamaCare working in your state?
Kentucky’s ObamaCare “exchange” quietly announced in the holiday haze that 806,783 state residents have signed up for Medicaid under the ObamaCare mandate since October 1, 2013. That’s interesting, because when ObamaCare started the same bureaucrats’ official count of uninsured Kentuckians was 640,000. Meanwhile, they also tout a Gallup poll claiming more than 500,000 of Kentucky’s 4.4 million population remains uninsured. So by their own numbers, | Read More »
I was wrong about Black Thanksgiving: The Unbridled Spirit of Mammon
I was wrong about Black Thanksgiving. All my arguments were correct, but I was so wrong because I totally missed the picture. If you’re caught up in the frenzy, think about it. Is it really necessary? Is it really good? Do you need this? In a twelve-step program, like AA, the first step is admitting you have a problem. America has a problem with Black Friday, and Black Thanksgiving, and frenzied binge shopping at Christmastime.
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The December Supreme Court Docket
In December, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in 12 cases. The following is a summary of cases: 1. Perez vs. Mortgage Bankers- This case is consolidated with a sister case, Nickols vs. Mortgage Bankers. In a continuing effort to define the parameters of rule-making powers of executive branch agencies, this case asks whether those agencies must engage in notice-and-comment periods (which is required under the | Read More »
Secretary Hagel’s Sacking: Two Views
Monday, November 24, was a momentous day. Judging from CNN and Fox News the decision to not prosecute Officer Wilson in Ferguson was the only thing that happened that day. In Boston, it was the signing of free agents Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval to long term Red Sox contracts. Viewed from Moscow or the Islamic State, the big news was the forced resignation of Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense. I. | Read More »
President Lincoln’s 1863 Thanksgiving Proclamation
Promoted from the diaries by Jake It’s a tradition of mine to re-read the first Presidential proclamation declaring a day of Thanksgiving, so I figured I’d share with all of you. The proclamation was actually written by SecState William H. Seward, and is in his handwriting. Washington, D.C. October 3, 1863 By the President of the United States of America. A Proclamation. The year that | Read More »
A Ferguson Thought Experiment: Please play along
We know Michael Brown, a huge guy, roughed up a convenience store owner to steal some trivial merchandise from him, and at least bodily threatened to attack him again and seriously hurt him. That much was caught on video. In addition to that, imagine all of the following were also recorded with clear video and audio and any other relevant evidence: Officer Wilson is informed | Read More »
EPA Proposes Its Most Expensive Regulation to Date
The strategy of publicly releasing bad news late on a Friday afternoon in order to avoid significant media scrutiny is well established and commonly employed by a variety of institutions. For example, corporations may elect to bury a bad earnings report or government bodies may release unflattering documents just before the weekend when people are paying the least amount of attention. The popular television show The | Read More »
Snoopy, Nehemiah, and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade
This Thanksgiving Day, put down your divisions and join together as Americans and give thanks for your many blessings. Snoopy will thank you for it.
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If “feeling” and “fact” disagree, flush the fact
A great deal of the media message addressing Ferguson seems to support the idea that the rioting and violence of protestors is understandable and should be tolerated. This message is just one result of 50 years of subordinating thought and reason to “feelings,” and asserting that all “feelings” are created equal. The thugs that looted and burned Ferguson were ostensibly troubled by the grand jury | Read More »
Another Reason for Obama’s Immigration Amnesty
While I believe increasing the number of Democrat voters was his prime motivation, I also think raising Obamacare numbers played a part in this action. Of course, that makes the amnesty even more cynical and deplorable.
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Schumer: Stimulus “Was a Mistake,” ObamaCare Addressed “Wrong Problem”; But Still Doesn’t Get It
Yesterday, liberal Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer lambasted Democrats for the political failure of both ObamaCare and the stimulus.
While he certainly has not changed his core belief that government can solve all the people’s ills (and said as much), he slammed his party for its political failures.
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Should Churches Be Subsidized For Preaching Politically Correct Propaganda?
In compliance with the state mandate to curb storm water run off, the Prince George’s County Department of the Environment is considering a proposal that would waive the unpopular impervious surface property tax assessment for their properties if churches agree to preach environmentally friendly sermons or engage in other forms of mental conditioning. What’s the big deal, some will ask. After all, does the Bible | Read More »
Senator Charles Schumer’s Seller’s Remorse
Normally politicians only express remorse when they’re either leaving office after a bruising election defeat, are on their way to the federal pen, on their deathbeds or have penned a memoir where a little mea culpa might hopefully elicit a fonder place in historic annals, not to mention more copies sold and $$$. Enter (D-NY) and third ranking member of the Senate Democratic Leadership. Speaking | Read More »
The Amazing Invisible Police Brutality
Michael Brown was gunned down in cold blood, they say. Officer Darren Wilson shot the unarmed gentle giant multiple times even as he was trying to surrender. Brown was a victim of rampant police violence caused by endemic racism, and only a racist would say otherwise. The grand jury was given the evidence, listened to hours and hours of testimony, reviewed forensics reports, and concluded…. | Read More »
Escape from Leftism
Living in California I can’t help but feel that I exist as anomaly. Being 22 and a staunch conservative on pretty much every issue I feel out of place. Even in the small town area of the Antelope Valley where I reside there seems to be a prevailing theme of big government and social progressivism/leftism. I can take solace though in the fact conservatives across | Read More »
Australia Embraces the Less Government-Free Trade Model – We Should Too
We recently referenced the very good news to come from an otherwise very bad President Barack Obama China trip. U.S., China to Drop Tariffs on Range of Tech Products The U.S. and China reached an agreement to drop tariffs on a wide range of technology products, in a deal that its backers say could cover $1 trillion in trade and that marks a significant accomplishment | Read More »
Failure in Ferguson Rooted In “God Damn America”
In Ferguson, we see the fruits of Obama’s failure: violence, distrust, subversion of the legal system. This will never be healed as long as our president holds to the doctrine of “God damn America”.
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The Making of a Dictator
Dictators do not spring up on their own accord. No human being possesses the power to subdue an entire nation through their own devices. The rise of a dictator has three primary ingredients. First, an individual emerges who has the perfect mix of ambition, charisma, and cunning. Richard Nixon had the ambition of a dictator but not the charisma. Ronald Reagan had charisma, but did | Read More »
Pastor Badgers Congregation To Boycott C.S. Lewis
In a series of sermons against C.S. Lewis posted at SermonAudio.com, Pastor Jason Cooley creates the impression that it is wrong to read that particular author’s works because of areas in which the famed scholar’s theology was deficient by the standard of Biblical orthodoxy. So why is it not wrong for the pastor to have either read these works or to have familiarized himself with | Read More »
BREAKING: No Indictment in Ferguson
This just in to the CW News Desk (yes, I’m being a little silly, but this news is completely serious). Officer Darren Wilson will not face indictment in the death of Michael Brown. Police Officer Darren Wilson — the suburban St. Louis patrolman who killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown in early August – will not face criminal charges in the controversial shooting death, a grand | Read More »
Giving Back Can Be Fun
This is that time of year when we reflect on what we’ve got, give thanks, and look for ways to give back to our communities. We all do that in our different ways, through the time, talent, and treasure we have at our disposal. Maybe it’s making the cornbread stuffing for Thanksgiving dinner (that’s my job), or committing to an Ironman to raise money for | Read More »
Chuck gets chucked — and that’s a good thing — for Chuck
Remember almost two years ago when former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel appeared before the Senate Armed Services Committee for confirmation hearings to become the next Secretary of Defense. Some of us cringed as we watched and listened to the hapless, but likable Hagel state that he would not be making policy. How prescient were his words now that the White House has howitzered his derriere | Read More »
Surprise: 30,000 “Lost” Lois Lerner IRS Emails Turn Up
30,000 of Lois Lerner’s mysteriously “lost” emails, which the Obama Administration and Democrats in Congress claimed were gone forever, have been found.
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Media Amnesty Polling – Fabricating the Herd Mentality
One of the ways proponents of open borders attempt to sway opinion on amnesty is by devising and conducting cleverly worded ‘push poll’ questions. Garbage in – Garbage out. And the expected outcome is contrived groupthink.
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BREAKING: Ferguson Grand Jury Reaches Decision
The St. Louis County Grand Jury has reached a decision on whether to indict Officer Darren Wilson in relation to his shooting of Ferguson teen Michael Brown. From Yahoo News: The panel’s ruling is expected to be revealed during a press conference at the courthouse in Clayton later today. Anxiety over the decision has kept the St. Louis region on edge, as the public waits | Read More »
HRC Founder’s Former Lover Also Arrested
Yeah, this. Same love and all. Especially when a 66-year old is paying a 25-year old to be his “lover”, taking him on lavish trips, and introducing him to the rainbow-warrior in chief, President Obama. Terrance Bean, founder of the irreconcilably-named Human Rights Campaign, and Obama bundler, is facing several felony counts of sodomy and sex abuse from his alleged sexual encounter with a 15-year | Read More »
The Power of Satire – President Obama’s Lawlessness Excoriated on SNL
You know its bad for President Obama when the late night comedy shows start cutting through his Administration’s mainstream media-memorizing spin and exposing his lawlessness.
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Marita Noon: Dear Northeast, How’s that solar working out for ya?
The lessons for America’s energy supply learned from the Northeast’s far-reaching experiment, that has only resulted only in price increases and potential energy shortages, are twofold. First, don’t shut down existing supply until the replacement is ready, as legal action and local attitudes can slow its development. Second, you can cover every square inch of available land with wind and solar, but when extreme weather hits, it requires a reliable energy supply, best met by coal and nuclear.
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What the elections tell us about state governments and their constituents
President Obama said in his post-election press conference, “I hear you,” referring to the results of the Nov. 4 Republican sweep. But what the president might be missing is the rising tide of limited government ideas that are taking hold of the country. Up for election on Nov. 4 were 82 percent of the country’s state legislators, and the results flipped 11 chambers in favor | Read More »
Remember When an Imperial Presidency was a Bad Thing?
Travel with me, dear reader, back in time to the years of the Presidency of one George W. Bush. For Common Core graduates, that’s 2001-2009. Take a look at the media from that time. You find headlines describing Mr. Bush as an “imperial president” quite frequently, in both major newspapers and various online forums, such as TruthOut and Socyberty. There were even at least two | Read More »