What do Winston Churchill and Rand Paul have in common?

    Yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of the death of Winston Churchill, considered by many to be the greatest statesmen of the 20th Century. In reading various articles commemorating the occasion I was struck by the widespread opinion that Winston Churchill could never be elected to a political office today in Britain or the United States. The reasons are several. He was perceived by contemporaries a | Read More »

    Grow Up, Already

    Welcome to Utopia, also known as the Nanny State. There are quite a few people who believe them to be one and the same. For these people, most everything should be affected, controlled or led by the government, which is really just people who get paid by our tax dollars to do stuff. This group of people wants to let someone else decide what is | Read More »

    American Sniper Breaks Box Office Records As White House Petition For Chris Kyle To Receive Medal of Honor Circulates

    Born and raised in Texas, Christopher Scott Kyle was a U.S. Navy SEAL from 1999 to 2009. He is the most successful sniper in American military history. According to his book American Sniper, he is credited with 160 confirmed kills. Kyle served as a Navy SEAL in 4 tours in the latest Iraq war. For his bravery and military skills, he was awarded some of | Read More »

    America Must Cut Class

    The concept of “class” is counter to the tenets of a free society.  In the past two centuries America has achieved significant progress towards economic, social and racial equality and recognition of the value of individuals based upon their specific identity.  Though imperfect and in need of continued effort, this progress is evidence of the value of the nation’s founding principles, among them the freedom | Read More »

    Bankrupt Who’s Bankrupt?

    A few years ago, with tongue securely in cheek, I wrote about the Fed buying Treasury Bonds.  I tried using the absurd to make a point.  I explained this would be like issuing your own credit card, buying everything you want, paying for the credit card with your checking account, and filling the checking account with cash advances from the credit card.  I was just | Read More »

    Deflategate: The MSM, Athletic Supporters That They Are, Will Sniff Out the Truth

    Deflategate: The MSM, Athletic Supporters That They Are, Will Sniff Out the Truth

    I will be brief, as this could turn out to be a bum wrap. We don’t know now, and may never know, what transpired in “Deflategate.” Notwithstanding, the nation – and by “nation” I mean the main stream media (MSM) – has now officially spent more time examining a scandal surrounding the inaccurate inflation of NFL footballs than we have spent on all of the | Read More »

    Its A Generational Thing

    Two articles recently on other websites take on similar themes- the importance of young voters and, more importantly, young(er) candidates.  One article noted that despite the alleged doomsday predictions, young voters are not necessarily moving en masse towards the Democratic Party.  Neither are they moving to the Republican Party.  Exit polling indicates that younger voters are still the least likely to actually vote, but that | Read More »

    Ted Cruz destroys the media….then..he goes to work on them

    How many times have you watched a left wing anchor have a Republican on CNN, MSNBC, CBS or NBC news and you are getting angry and uncomfortable?  I’ve been there a million times.  We get uncomfortable and angry because that Republican is doing a terrible job defending the party and conservatism.   They either dodge the question and come up with a weak answer or | Read More »

    Remember to thank our 25 real Congressmen

    It has been a few weeks now since Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. John BoehnerN/AHouse Republican Average39See Full ScorecardN/A was reelected and 25 republican Representatives are no longer on important house committees. Many of us wrote and called reps to get them to vote against Boehner but as things worked out a small group have been blackballed by Boehner. I for one called and wrote my Congressman to | Read More »

    Obama runs to meet Saudi King Salman (but still refuses to meet Netanyahu)

    Obama runs to meet Saudi King Salman (but still refuses to meet Netanyahu)

    President Obama has changed his scheduled departure on his trip to India so as to personally meet the new Saudi King Salman (according to CNN).  The POTUS is literally running to be among the first world leaders to genuflect to the new Saudi leader, only days after he was appointed. Vice President Joe Biden was originally set to have led a delegation to Saudi Arabia on | Read More »

    Rep. Pocan(D-WI): Voter Fraud “Manufactured Problem”

    [mc_name name='Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI)' chamber='house' mcid='P000607' ](D-WI) Wisconsin Democrat congressman Mark Pocan told the Beloit Daily News this week that voter fraud is a “manufactured problem” so that states like Wisconsin can pass Voter ID laws. “When I was in the legislature I saw the manufactured problems over voter fraud,” he said. “The real fraud is the discussion of voter | Read More »

    Protocol? Obama Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Protocol

    Protocol? Obama Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Protocol

    “Don’t bother me, I’m negotiating with myself.” Now why on earth would Bibi breech protocol and not advise Big Guy that Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. John BoehnerN/AHouse Republican Average39See Full ScorecardN/A invited him to speak to Congress in March? I suppose it might be that he disagrees with Barry’s position on not imposing additional sanctions against Iran. Maybe he has taken umbrage with Barry and the Brit | Read More »

    The Ellmers Factor

    There is much consternation and uproar over the recent decision by Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Renee Ellmers51%House Republican Average39See Full Scorecard51% to remove her name from the list of co-sponsors of HR 36- the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.  This action basically sabotaged the bill and it was pulled for consideration by the House which was expected to vote on it and approve it.  The alleged | Read More »

    Dem Lemmings

    Dem Lemmings It is interesting, no amazing to me, when Obama delivered his latest SOTU, how many fewer Dem House members, Dem Senators, Dem governors and Dem state legislators there are compared to when Obama took office. Yet, like lemmings, the Dems are in virtual lock step with Obama.

    Knowing Your Audience Wins The Election

    Hearing Dr. Carson speeches inspires a writer to do his or her best in connecting to an audience, by striving to be a smarter than Dr Carson. At some point a space is created from the top of the readers skull from understanding what the writer just proposed, or conveyed , with an actual acknowledgement of his or hers writing level. Disbelief is expressed by | Read More »

    A Historic “New Day in Texas”

    Historic and important rule change. One day—One grassroots priority accomplished—One campaign goal achieved. Even a long-time Democrat Senator was heard to say that yes, indeed, it was a “new day in Texas.”

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    Protecting the Open Internet

    From the diaries… The House and Senate held “Protecting the Internet” hearings this week on potential FCC regulation of broadband and the legislative proposal that Sen. John Thune (R-SD)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. John Thune61%Senate Republican Average29See Full Scorecard61% and Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Fred Upton46%House Republican Average39See Full Scorecard46% have offered.  (You can see more of what my colleagues and I have said on this topic at TechFreedom.org.) We are now approximately 10 | Read More »

    How DNA Can Settle the Abortion Debate

    Abortion is among the most divisive and hotly debated topics of our time.  At its core is the question “when does life begin”.  Interestingly, it is upon this question where those who would normally use science as their final authority on reality instead assume a more mystical stance.  Conversely, those who view abortion from a more religious standpoint may be surprised to learn that science | Read More »

    Gov. Mike Huckabee: The Conservative Outsider

    Governor Mike Huckabee was always an outsider. He challenged—and defeated—the Clinton machine in Arkansas. When he first assumed office, Democrats literally nailed-shut his office door from the inside, ransacked his furniture, and siphoned his budget. It took weeks before he could set up his desk. But he never lost his cool and he always delivered. Outsiders like Governor Huckabee have the support of the people, | Read More »

    State of the Union Tax Proposal Would Hurt Middle Class

    State of the Union Tax Proposal Would Hurt Middle Class

    During his seventh State of the Union Address, President Obama outlined his vision for an economic plan he claims will help the middle class. And for the seventh year in a row, President Obama has advocated for tax increases that will likely end up hurting those that he claims to help. The weekend before the annual address, the president released the full details of his | Read More »

    A Dummies Guide to a “Very Bad Day for America, Israel, and Freedom Lovers in Middle East”

    ALOT OF GROUND to cover in one day, so I will try to do the synopsis of the: “Dummies Guide to a Bad Day for America, Israel, and Freedom Lovers in the Middle East”   First — Yemen was toppled and its President ousted today (1-22-15) by anti-American Shiite rebels; and so ends an Obama counter-terrorism model called a “success story” just months ago.  Yemen sits astride | Read More »

    I am THAT Life

    I, along with many others here, cannot fathom the action of Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Renee Ellmers51%House Republican Average39See Full Scorecard51%.  I find myself stunned beyond all measure.  I am so dumbfounded I am questioning many of my core assumptions about electoral politics. I was born to an eighteen-year-old mother who had a shotgun wedding.  I have a birth defect.  If abortion had been legal and encouraged, there | Read More »

    Sundance: because the world needs more deviant movies.

    Sundance: because the world needs more deviant movies.

    Yesterday was the official kick-off of the 2015 Sundance Festival. And good news, Robert Redford is still heading it up. So – for whoever requested new pictures of wrinkly old Bob – I’ve got you covered! In fact, take your pick: man spreading Hollywood folding Bobby obviously doesn’t own a comb, since he’s still workin’ that boyish tousled hair look. Butt I think we can | Read More »

    Cataclysm for the GOP

    If the Republican Party wishes to remain relevant in history, and not become like the Whigs, it will have to align itself with its own stated principles, and like the Whigs, expel those who don’t stand with them. The Whigs threw a sitting president, John Tyler, from their own party. It didn’t save them, but at least they showed it can be done. The Congressional Republican Caucus can send a message by expelling Renee Ellmers. If they do this, at least we’d know they care about the coming cataclysm.

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    The Primary 100, Installment 1 of 100: #99 (tie) – Rep Gus Bilirakis (R-FL)

    Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Gus Bilirakis59%House Republican Average39See Full Scorecard59% of Florida’s 12th district must be defeated in the Republican primary election on Super Tuesday, March 1, 2016. He represents a district that McCain carried by six points in 2008 and that Romney carried by nine points in 2012 for a Charlie Cook Partisan Voting Index of R+7, yet his Heritage Action Lifetime Score is a measly | Read More »

    Barack Obama’s Last Hurrah!

    Tuesday’s State of the Union address was the last time anybody will be listening to this century’s most gifted political speaker. Next year all of the Democrats will be fawning around Hillary (or whoever) and all of the Republicans will be looking for talking points for their presidential debates. President Obama’s ideology is too far left for the majority of the country, his executive skills and interest are deplorable, and | Read More »

    Rep. Kinzinger(R-IL): I Voted For Fiscal Cliff Tax Hikes In Name Of Compromise

    [mc_name name='Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL)' chamber='house' mcid='K000378' ] I missed this from over the weekend, but my congressman Adam Kinzinger was on ABC’s This Week Sunday and during the roundtable discussion about the upcoming State of the Union said that he voted over a year ago for the tax increases in the fiscal cliff out of compromise and compromise is so | Read More »

    What Boehner should have done

    I haven’t read all the recent commentary, so someone else might have already thought of this.  That said, it just struck me what Boehner should have done – brought the bill to the floor over the objections of some in his caucus.  Think about it this way… The Bill is widely popular The bill is especially popular among Republicans His caucus is elected by Republicans | Read More »

    The Friend of My Enemy is My Enemy.

    The Friend of My Enemy is My Enemy.

    The Republican Party was founded on the principle that all human beings are possessed of inherent dignity. In some manner or another, for one hundred and fifty years and more, the Democrat Party has denied this fundamental truth, turning to one group after another to demean, dehumanize, and when possible, simply kill. There is a straight line from the men who went to the bloodiest | Read More »

    America is a Radical Nation

    Did you know the United States is in the same category as China and North Korea when it comes to human rights? The sad reality is, unborn children are just as vulnerable here in America, the supposedly freest country in the world, as they are in these two communist controlled nations. America is one of only four nations that allows abortion up until birth. In | Read More »

    Will Harry Reid, Dick Durbin, and Chuckie Schumer, support, or oppose, Obama on Iran sanctions? And whither Hillary?

    Gotta give Bob Menendez a big hat tip.  Out of deference for his principled comments, I will resist the obvious “even a stopped clock is right twice a day” reference.  The ranking member of the Foreign Relations committee called out Obama’s stooges yesterday, saying that “the administration’s comments on sanctions sound like talking points straight from Tehran.” OUCH!!! That’s gotta smart. Tough talk, and from | Read More »

    “I Have Absolutely No Regrets”

    "I Have Absolutely No Regrets"

    Someday, I will make it down to DC to attend the March for Life. This year is not that year, however, so I asked myself what else I could do. How could I help? I don’t have anything to say in a blog post that hasn’t already been said, no new data to unveil to the public to change their mind about abortion. What I | Read More »

    Millions denied their constitutional rights since 1973

    Near the end of his propaganda speech, also known as the State of the Union Address, Barack Hussein Obama said the following:

    “I want our actions to tell every child, in every neighborhood, you’re life matters.”

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    SOTU – Where is Nigeria?

    SOTU - Where is Nigeria?

    And so concluded the glorious sixth State of the Union address by incumbent and unencumbered President Barack Obama. Taking his words at face value, one would assume that Americans are living in a fantasy world, where jobs are abundant, the economy is growing at a relentless pace and the Middle East decades-long war has been won.  But the reality tells a completely different picture in | Read More »

    Obama’s Big Block of Cheese Day: I Has a Cheezie

    Obama's Big Block of Cheese Day: I Has a Cheezie

    It’s been pretty smelly around here this week. Tuesday was  “We Have Come To Fish” day; Big Guy preparing for the SOTU And yesterday was all about serving up some more stinky cheese. That’s right, yesterday was the second annual Big White Big Block of Cheese Day: You probably remember my coverage of last year’s first, historic annual BBC day, “The Cheese Stands Alone.” If | Read More »

    When “Solutions” Are the Problem: Student Debt

    Whether on the Left or on the Right, there seems to be a general consensus that there is a student debt crisis.  The statistics are quite stark in this regard: total student debt exceeds $1.1 trillion and has surpassed credit card debt as the #1 source of all household debt.  The average amount of student debt held by a household in which at least one | Read More »

    GOP Presidential Candidates – Things are looking bright!

    Conservatives, Tea Partyers & even Libertarians — it is time to celebrate!  It is actually good news that so many Republican Liberals are running this time.  Last time, there was only one legitimate Republican Liberal – Mitt Romney running for the POTUS on the GOP side!  All other candidates had some weaknesses but none came close to Romney’s record as a liberal! There was one | Read More »

    The Ultimate “Free” Program

    Oh how Progressives love to offer “free” things to people.  Of course nothing is really free, as somebody (i.e. the taxpayers) needs to pay for it.  But let’s buy in to the Progressives’ delusion for a moment and as we do so, I would like to make a request for free government. Progressives are willing to give us free health care, free education, free housing, | Read More »

    “Middle-Class Economics”

    Yesterday marked the date of the annual Sate of the Union Address – or as it has recently become – the president’s yearly pep rally. There were the typical liberal talking points, which consisted of how global warming is more threatening to the US than ISIS and Al-Qaeda, the importance of closing Gitmo so terrorists can be reunited with their families, and so on. One | Read More »

    Introducing the Primary 100

    I ranked 213 of the Republican members of Congress, including only those who Are up for re-election in 2016, Represent a district or state with a Republican PVI of at least +1, Served in Congress before 2015, and Excepting the Speaker of the House. Each member’s rank is determined by his or her Primary Score relative to the other 212. Each member’s Primary Score is | Read More »

    Follow the Money: March for Life

    Follow the Money: March for Life

    As hundreds of thousands of activists prepare to participate in the March for Life, the world’s largest annual Pro-Life demonstration in Washington, DC later this week, it may come as a surprise to many of them that the companies they shop with may be funding one of the principal abortion providers in the country – Planned Parenthood. The group released its most recent annual report | Read More »

    What Does It Say?

    When the first string of western countries took a stand and joined together to march in the streets of Paris, it sent several messages. They joined together to demonstrate unity against radical Islamist terrorism along with the need to destroy it—a big deal even if it falls short one day. Yet it’s an even bigger deal because the United States was absent. A complacency that | Read More »

    VA Reform, Obamacare & ‘Driving the Conversation’.

    Ok. Obamacare sucks. We can all agree on this – and according to the polls, most Americans do too… However, those same polls show that the public may hate Obamacare, but they aren’t really sold on ‘what to do about it’… The Democrats, of course, are utterly opposed to any changes & have been using the line ‘the Republicans don’t have any solutions’ to try | Read More »

    “”We have tried spending money. …it does not work.”

      Fellow voters, we elected Barack Hussein 0bama, hmmm, hmmm, hmmm for the first time 6 years and some days ago (when the electoral vote was counted in Congress, not when the popular vote was cast). Up until then, we had seen the Mr. 0bama making speeches with his “Office of the President-Elect” seal and trying to pretend that HE and not George W. Bush, | Read More »

    A Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Idea

    A Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Idea

    Taxing Section 529 tax-free education plans is a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad idea. Of all the lying, broken campaign promises,and studied burglary President Obama has committed over the past six years—seven really, if you count his first campaign—this has to be the worst. He who can’t help but toot his own horn (tooting his horn was his only moment of clarity in the | Read More »

    Obama – self-centeredness run amok

    When this unqualified little man was first elected, listening to Obama deliver so many overt lies and half-truths, all with his special brand of arrogant condescension, made me angry.  Now, however, after six years of this, lying and arrogance are precisely what I expect, and last night’s SOTU provided more of the same. For the record, I don’t agree with a single policy initiative that | Read More »

    SOTU 2015: Obama Shines Like a “Million Points of Spite”

    SOTU 2015: Obama Shines Like a "Million Points of Spite"

    Well that was a spectacle to end all; words fail me. Butt not Big Guy, his words – and he had plenty of them – shined like a million points of spite. I was up all night trying to figure out how best to summarize the SOTU for those of you who were too busy to watch it for yourself. Succinctly: it was 50 pounds | Read More »

    Obama Omits “God Bless the United States of America” at End of SOTU Speech

    Promoted from the diaries President Obama ended the State of the Union address in a new way. He didn’t say, as tradition, “God bless you, and God bless these United States of America” He said, “Thank you, God bless you, and God bless this country we love.” A quick check on his prior SOTU speeches reveals he used the customary phrasing in past years: 2014: | Read More »

    About That $15/Hour Hamburger Flipper

    This is not about the minimum wage which differs significantly from the concept of a “living wage.”  Living wages are considerably higher than minimum wages.  This is nothing more than socialist b.s. and their desire for an annual minimum income to wipe out poverty. First, we have no set definition of a living wage.  The cost of living varies widely based on one’s geographic location. | Read More »

    Can Lindsey Graham Beat the Tea Party Twice?

    If conservatives split their vote in 2016, then Graham wins again. I will say this throughout this year and the next – the people at FreedomWorks, Club For Growth, Heritage, and Tea Party Patriots and others need to find a unifying candidate to rally behind.

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