Staring into the Chasm of Zombie Thinking
There’s a chasm separating rational-thinking people from zombies these days. The zombies look like normal, functioning citizens, but they lack the ability to form coherent thoughts based on consistent values and common sense. They also lack the ability to translate what is left of their shriveled consciences into actions which promote a civil society.
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The Long Knives are Out for NASCAR
Last week we learned the investigation into Kevin Wards death was completed by the Ontario Sheriff’s office and turned over to the DA. Today we learned the DA is taking the case to the Grand Jury. In some states it’s necessary to take any case involving a death to the Grand Jury, but that is not the case in NY. So what gives? First of | Read More »
GAO Bombshell: ObamaCare Directly Funds Abortion
A new report from the Government Accountability Office reveals what we’ve been saying all along: ObamaCare funds abortion.
Put more directly: you are paying for abortion with your federal tax dollars in direct violation of federal law.
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Reuters: Pratt says next F-35 engine deals will cut costs by 7-8 pct
Pratt & Whitney announced this week an expected price drop of 7 to 8 percent with its Pentagon contracts for their next two batches of F-35 Lightning II engines. They further announced that a fix for the engine issues that temporarily grounded the fighter jet fleet earlier this year should be in place for some test aircraft by the end of 2014. From Reuters: Bennett | Read More »
IRS Has 99 Problems But the Church Ain’t One
The scandal plagued Obama Administration IRS admits that it has targeted 99 churches for additional scrutiny after settling a lawsuit with the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF).
The IRS settlement with the angry atheist group FFRF is shrouded in secrecy, but the little we do know is enough to raise significant suspicion.
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What Title II Regulation of the Internet Actually Means
There is a great deal of discussion today about empowering the FCC to regulate internet services providers as if they were public utilities. Supporters of Net Neutrality tend to think this is a good idea, because they fear that ISPs will give discriminatory access to bandwidth, creating a so-called “internet fast lane” for companies with enough capital to pay. The solution, many argue, is to | Read More »
How to Win the Non-War on Terrorism
With ISIL all the rage these days in the media, some of the discussion has descended into the ridiculous and bogged down in semantics. Is it a “war” or is it a “sustained counter-terrorism offensive?” This is silly. Call it a prolonged “whatever” and move on. It will be prolonged because long after ISIL is destroyed, self-destructs or is neutered, another group will pop up | Read More »
Coal Miners Union Abandons Workers in Key Senate Races
Signaling total disregard for its workers, the United Mine Workers of America Union (UMWA) endorsed two Democrats over Republican rivals in upcoming Senate races in coal dependent states. It’s not a total surprise. Following Obama’s declaration of war against coal in 2008, the UMWA endorsed Obama during his first campaign. After observing Obama’s attack against its members, the UMWA decided to remain neutral and failed | Read More »
Invite the Military Over the Next Time You Plan to Get Romantic with Your Wife, Husband or Camel
As We Enter Day One of the “Undeclared” “War” Against Syria or ISME or Whatever on the Globe that We Can Draw a Red Line Upon, I Cast Your Attentions Upon An Even BIGGER War President Barack Obama Has Declared. The WAR on MICROBES Has Begun. Yes, Our Commander-In-Chief, Mr. Passive-Aggressive, Has Initiated a War on Flu–eh, I Mean–Ebola. Yes, Marine Corps Base Quantico | Read More »
Dept of Schadenfreude: NLRB orders CNN to rehire 100 fired employees
Yesssss! Who’d ever have thunk it? CNN, affectionately known among conservatives as the “Clinton News Network” has been found guilty of (gasp)unfair labor practices, “widespread and egregious conduct,” a flagrant and general disregard for employees’ fundamental rights,” and a whole other bunch of really bad stuff. Really? CNN? Seems CNN will have to rehire some 100 workers, and make a financial settlement with another 200 | Read More »
Being True To Yourself
Women need to cheat a little to get what they want.
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#MorningJoe and defining Crazy #CrazyNeverWins
Crazy never wins. Nashville: An Evening with Russell Moore, Erick Erickson, and Joe Scarborough A Conversation on Faith, Freedom, and Culture in Our Modern World Crazy Never Wins is the topic up for discussion at the event. “Hosted by Erick Erickson Tuesday, September 16th at 7:15 PM – at Lipscomb University’s Collins Auditorium – best-selling author, former congressman and MSNBC host Joe Scarborough will appear | Read More »
Lucas Guttentag: A USCIS Appointee with a Career Devoted to Hamstringing Immigration Enforcement and Controls
The polls are in and it doesn’t look good. Public approval for the president is at an all time low, and folks now trust Republicans more than Democrats to handle immigration issues by large margins. Meantime, deportations are plummeting because the Obama Administration does not want to enforce the law. To build public confidence in the credibility of the immigration system, the administration should be | Read More »
Crony Capitalism or Just Big Government Growing More Government?
If there was any one issue that candidate Barack Obama embraced and promised to pursue if he became president it was the promise of an open and transparent government. The country expressed its support of this promise by a wide margin. But a recent Wall Street Journal article, “FCC Encourages Media Companies to Provide Confidential Complaints on Time Warner Cable Purchase”, uncovers how far this | Read More »
Evil is Evil..Or..Why David Horowitz is awesome!
This is disgusting, and it should be required viewing with the video of the 9/11 attacks….
Sorry Erick, Ross Douthat is Neither Precise Nor Right
As much as I respect Erick Erickson and trust his opinions in many matters, in this one I’m afraid he is dead wrong.
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Marita Noon: The EPA is more concerned with what sounds good than what actually works
The Clean Power Plan will radically alter the way electricity is generated, transmitted, distributed and used in America—all with dramatic cost impacts to the consumer. It is based on the discredited theory that climate change is a crisis caused by the use of fossil fuels emitting carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. It aims to reduce overall carbon dioxide emissions by 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2030. The combination of the CPP and previous regulation will shut down more than 40 percent of coal-fueled generation—representing 10 percent of all electricity-generation capacity—within the next 6 years.
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The Experiment Halfway Point: How Much Tax Do We Pay?
It’s halfway through the month, and time to update you on my experiment. To review, I chose September to capture every penny of tax we pay, and see exactly how much goes to the government. I am only capturing direct taxes, rather than driving myself into the abyss of insanity by attempting to accrue all the corporate taxes, and second- and third-removed taxes on money we pay.
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‘Most Transparent Ever?’ Behold the FCC’s Secret, Crony Socialist Meetings
It is yet another Barack Obama Administration pledge now relegated to the ash heap of Mendacious History. The Most Transparent Administration In History The Most Transparent Administration in History This is the Most Transparent Administration in History This is the Most Transparent Administration in the History of our Country We’re the Most Transparent and Ethical Administration in U.S. History Get the trance-inducing mantra? And Administration | Read More »
The Strong Horse, Barack Obama and the Collapse of American Influence
Robert Kagan had an excellent piece in the Wall Street Journal a couple of weeks ago. Titled “Power Failure” it discussed the parallels between the aftermath of WW I and today. In it he talks about the feeling in the US and the UK after WWI that war itself had seemingly become impossible. Then as now, Americans and Britons solipsistically believed that everyone shared their | Read More »
I’m Not Going to Argue About the Process
This week in government control we have two excellent examples of how authorities misuse the legal processes to do their job. Law enforcement agents are experts in what they can legally do and better, what they can get away with. It’s part of the tribal knowledge they use to get what they want. In a nice short video that moves well, we see a case | Read More »
I wrote this speech to save the US Senate seat for Terri Lynn Land
My name is Terri Lynn Land and I am running to represent Michigan in the US Senate. My opponent, backed by a California hedge fund billionaire who is trying to steal the Senate, is running his campaign based on opposition to a Republican billionaire. I want to set out for you what you will get if you elect me to the Senate. Whether your | Read More »
Obama: “If I Were An Adviser To ISIS…”
In a New York Times article from September 13, 2014, when asked about the beheading of the two Americans and now the man from England, our president had this to say. “If he had been “an adviser to ISIS,” Mr. Obama added, he would not have killed the hostages but released them and pinned notes on their chests saying, “Stay out of here; this is | Read More »
(Open Thread) White House: We Have a Strategy But Don’t Start Until We Say GO!
Denis McDonough made the Sunday talk show rounds and sounded confident about the president’s strategy to defeat ISIS. It seemed his major purpose for his appearances was to cajole Congress into giving Obama authorization to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels in order to prevent the need to send US troops into Syria. From The Hill: “Everybody believes there has to be someone on the ground, some ground force, | Read More »
$15 an Hour Minimum Wage Means Increased Automation and Decreased Employment
Fast food workers planned to strike in over 150 cities across the United States earlier this month to demand the minimum wage be raised to 15 dollars an hour. The demonstrations led to arrests in many cities – 50 were jailed just in Chicago, but these protesters are not alone in their endeavor. President Obama has also been clamoring for a minimum wage increase regardless | Read More »
Obama’s ISIL Strategy – Watching and Praying
DECISIVE ACTION My last article on Obama’s ISIL Strategy, “WWII Groundhog Day – Starring Barack Obama in the role of Neville Chamberlain?”, concluded with me saying, “… it’s a must for Obama to … continue in developing a thorough and well thought out strategy to decisively meet this overwhelmingly daunting and extremely complex challenge.” As I see it, from his address to the nation on | Read More »
JOSHUA KLEIN AND “THE REAL BENGHAZI STORY” on THE EXCEPTIONAL CONSERVATIVE SHOW
We Were Not There for the Day that the Imperial Japanese Navy Designed Its Evil for Pearl Harbor. On December 7, 1941, the Japanese Invited the United States to Join the “WAR” that the Rest of the World Involved Itself. The Japanese understood what WAR was. Their understanding, WAR is “a sustained effort to deal with or end a particular unpleasant or undesirable situation | Read More »
Changing the culture. And the election outcomes. By changing your precinct.
[Originally published at UnifiedPatriots.com.] Some say we must change our culture if we are to change the outcome of the elections. One way to change the culture is to change it where you live. Each of us lives in a voting precinct. Do you know any of the other Republicans in yours? Do you want to? Do you know, for example. that if you become | Read More »
Only Gaywiches Can be Used to Raise Funds on Campus
You remember the Chick-fil-A dustup from a couple years ago, where the CEO of the company publicly stated he was against same sex marriage? Notice they don’t refuse service to gays or anything which might get them in trouble ala Jack Phillips, the Colorado baker who got in trouble for refusing to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple. No, it was merely the CEO making his stand | Read More »
Obama and Silencing Dissent: A Continual American Tradition
There is much (out)rage against the Obama administration and Democratic efforts to silence political opposition. Yet, almost from the beginning of this country’s founding as a constitutional democracy, presidents have attempted to silence their political opposition. Starting in 1798 with the Alien and Sedition Acts, this was nothing but a legislatively approved attempt to silence the critics of the Adams administration. We can draw an | Read More »
Betrayal of Trust, Redux
Last week, I was among millions of American citizens who watched the President of the United States address the nation on the eve of September 11th regarding the U.S. strategy to confront the growing threat of Islamic terrorists’ crimes against humanity. The President did not look very serious, he used unfamiliar operational and military terms, and he was not very convincing. He was all over | Read More »
Rush Orders: Call the Media’s Obama Bluff
As the Conservative Movement we must get the Republican Party and the American people to boycott the mainstream media! Stop supporting them, paying attention to them, endorsing them, giving them credibility, and responding to them. It only plays into the con game. And we need to stop playing into their script. Rush Limbaugh points out that Barack Obama was never going to grab amnesty unless the | Read More »
The AVERAGE age of Democrat presidential candidates is (GASP): 70!!!
2016 Democrat hopefuls are invading Iowa this weekend, ostensibly to attend Tom Harkin’s annual steak fry dinner, but in reality to kick off the 2016 primary season. Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, and Bernie Sanders are scheduled to drop by and chew the fat (hopefully NOT literally..it’s bad for the arteries). The Hill has the story..but click on the link just to take a look at the | Read More »
Halloween Sermon Exposes Minister’s Desire For Religious Dictatorship
In part one of a sermon series titled “Halloween: A Biblical Critique Of James Jordin & American Vision”, Brian Schwertly of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America did not argue against the autumnal celebration on the traditional grounds that the celebration was pagan per say. Rather he argued against it from the standpoint of the Reformed belief against the impropriety of man authorizing holy | Read More »
Weekend Assignment: See Ignorance in Full Bloom on “Conservative” TV
I just happened to catch a short segment related to internet privacy just past the midpoint of the Charles Payne show on FOX Business. I’m sure the show will be replayed numerous times tonight and/or this weekend…this short segment is worth 5 minutes to watch. Other that the obvious give away in the title above, I will reserve further comment (and potential tirade) for now…with | Read More »
NSC Staff Member Threatened Foley Family
Obama administration officials repeatedly threatened the family of murdered journalist James Foley that they might face criminal charges for supporting terrorism if they paid ransom to his ISIS killers
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The Political Methods of a Community Agitator
Each day, after each debacle, after every act of contempt for the Constitution, and each display of arrogant condescension, I’m left to shake my head and simply lament how poorly Americans have done in choosing a president. His most recent atrocity – insisting on attaching a bill that would fund his decision to send American troops to train Iraqi and Syrian rebels in opposition to | Read More »
Senior Administration Officials Fail Geography
if he fires Ms. Jarrett, who will manipulate the sticks and pull the strings?
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Obama’s ISIS Strategy: Smoke and Mirrors
Ever since talk radio blew his “I’m so checking out” cover, Obama has been forced to drum up a strategy for dealing with ISIS. That strategy can be summed up in three words: smoke and mirrors. Here’s how this will work: Look tough: While, ultimately, Obama’s handlers are thrilled with his progress thus far, they don’t like it when he looks like a detached ninny. | Read More »
200th Anniversary of “The Star Spangled Banner”
This weekend (Sat/Sun) is the 200th anniversary of the battle of Fort McHenry, the origin of “The Star-Spangled Banner” poem. This is a good time to remember out National anthem. Below are links to a couple of music renditions. I failed to find an acceptable, all-verse vocal. I find the 4th verse at least as inspiring as the first. http://www.music.army.mil/music/play.asp?TheStarSpangledBanner_BandAndChorus.mp3 (first verse) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAYPN-1Yjt0 (First and | Read More »
IRS: Following the Law is Not An Absolute
Thanks to the folks over at CATO, we have a video of the current IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, speaking before the Ways and Means Health Subcommittee early this week. He was being questioned about taxes and Obamacare, and asked about subsidies being repaid. Chairman Brady said, “The law in that case is that there is not a cap. Subsidies must be repaid. Will you be | Read More »
In which I appear on BigGator5’s Swamp podcast.
I’m listening to it right now: hopefully, I wasn’t too incoherent. I’ve been fighting this cold, and about two hours after I did said podcast I crashed like a brick dropped from a helicopter. I kind of babbled on about Barack Obama’s neo-Victorian ways, as I recall. Still, it was a pleasure to be on and I always enjoy talking. More, including BigGator5’s archive of past podcasts, here. Moe Lane (crosspost)
Why Apple Pay Will Change Electronic Payments Forever
Apple has included what most consumers think is a neat feature, or at best an innocuous addition to their iPhone 6 and Apple Watch: Apple Pay. In fact, Neil Irwin at the New York Times crows that “Apple Pay Tries to Solve a Problem That Isn’t Really a Problem”. That couldn’t be further from the truth.
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The State of Political Consulting: Rapid Growth, Stale Ideas, Same Old Corruption
Today Politico, a Washington insider publication that is intensely read on Capital Hill, published a piece uncritically cataloging the growing role of consultants in political campaigns. Washington D.C. may not have a problem with consultants, but if the American people certainly may, provided they ever realize the role consultants play in the average campaign and how that impacts our elections. The problem with consultants is | Read More »
Marco Rubio And These Other Republicans Voted To Put The First Amendment Up For Debate
There isn’t much to say about this. Senator Tom Udall has proposed a constitutional amendment which would gut the First Amendment, by allowing Congress and state governments to regulate campaign spending. Udall claims that his amendment would not violate the freedom of the press, but there is nothing to prevent such violations from occurring. Please watch Senators Lee and Cruz poke holes in this amendment | Read More »
Education: Think Globally; Act Locally
In assessing America’s international competitiveness, many experts would give us good marks for having deep capital markets, high entrepreneurship, and a “best in class” university system. That is why people come here to invest, start a (particularly tech) business, and get a college or post-graduate education. On the other hand, the United States is well down the international ranks in terms of the business tax code and K-12 | Read More »
IL Rep’s Luis Gutierrez and Cheri Bustos Forget 9/11
Thirteen years ago today Al Qaeda terrorist took the lives of nearly 3,000 of our fellow Americans. While the nation has been reflecting on that horrific day as a new threat from ISIS looms and remembering the lives lost two members of Illinois’ congressional delegation forgot to make any mention whatsoever of the day on their official Twitter accounts. Amnesty advocate Luis Gutierrez’s only tweet | Read More »
Dueling Washington gun initiatives
Washington voters will be presented with two firearms initiatives in November’s general election. Initiative 591 reaffirms existing federal background checks. Initiative 594 is being sold as “universal background checks” for purchasing firearms. It is that, but it’s much more. Eighteen pages of red tape criminalizes such ordinary activities as loaning your hunting rifle to a friend or relative – unless you visit a gun dealer, | Read More »
The FCC’s Ill-Fated Quest to Make the Internet a Public Utility
If you logged into your Netflix account last night to binge watch one of your favorite shows, you’ll probably noticed the “wheel of death” icon spinning. That’s because Netflix, along with a number of other popular websites like Etsy, Kickstarter and Foursquare, are trying to make a statement about an impending decision from the Federal Communications Commission to impose net neutrality on broadband provides. Companies | Read More »
Anniversary of September 11th 2001
13 years. 13 years and it feels like it was only yesterday that these events that mar our history took place but here we are. My family was fairly traditional, father worked, mom stayed home to take care of the kids, all or most of the kids were in school. We lived in Reseda California, a quiet suburb of Los Angeles in the San | Read More »