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 »
Will the Constitution Survive King Barack the Transformer?
What makes a tyrant? Dictionary.com defines tyrant thus: A sovereign or other ruler who uses power oppressively or unjustly. In 1776 the 13 American colonies declared independence from just such a tyrant. Eleven years later the same 13 states came together to write a Constitution that was specifically crafted to thwart the emergence of a new tyrant. The laws were to be written in Congress, | Read More »
The Proper Executive Order
Early in our republic, it was considered crass and imperial for a president to issue too many executive orders. Remember, our political experiment was the first in the world to unite a federal system of states with a central government elected by popular vote—even the title that George Washington would assume was a matter of intense study and debate. Finally they settled on the unassuming “Mr. | Read More »
How Many Lies Have Democrats Told To Sabotage The War on Terror?
Start with Obama’s claim that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (or ISIS) is not Islamic. Say what? In fact, the so-called war on terror is clearly a war that Islamic jihadists have declared on us. Yet Obama is so hostile to this war that even the subterfuge “war on terror” was too much for him and he purged it from official government statements | Read More »
Iran’s Nukes – Israel Reconsiders The Use of Force
Last Wednesday, the House of Representatives passed a resolution denouncing the Iranian government for its horrendous human rights violations. But, there is disagreement over whether peripheral issues, such as human rights violations and Iran’s support of terrorism should be included in the pending nuclear deal or not. Some maintain that the inclusion of these additional issues will make it more difficult to get Iran to agree | Read More »
Former DC Mayor Marion Berry dead at 78
There are those who say you shouldn’t speak ill of the dead and if you don’t have anything good to say to say nothing. That is not the RedState way. Former DC Mayor Marion Barry has died. The best possible legacy for the man is to forget him as soon as possible. Barry burst upon the scene a classic race baiter in the tradition of | Read More »
Better Citizens Take Care of Their Families
Good citizens take part in their community. Better citizens take care of their families.
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My simple idea for immigration reform
I believe the following idea would work both as a political solution as well as a policy solution: The democrats believe we should be more compassionate towards illegal immigrants and allow them to stay here, and republicans believe too many people, both citizens and non-citizens, are dependent on the welfare state in this country. Why can’t these two different beliefs be combined when it comes | Read More »
Britain Hasn’t Been Invaded Since 1066, Until Now, Its Response: Same as in 1935
As an American Anglophile who lived in London in 1995 and in Edinburgh ten years later, I was greatly dismayed to witness how much the U.K. has changed for the worse during my recent trip to London shortly after Remembrance Day. The highlight of my trip was to see the 888, 246 poppies and pay tribute to those who died in Afghanistan and Iraq, whose | Read More »
Ben Carson is getting really, REALLY bad advice
I adore Ben Carson. He is a good and decent man; honorable and truthful. He is, by all accounts, very close to deciding to run for the White House in 2016. And he is getting very, very bad advice. Dr. Carson was a guest panelist today on ABC’s “This Week With George Stephanopoulos.” Stephanopoulos is a notorious Clinton sycophant. He will do everything he can | Read More »
The Duggars: 150 Thousand Haters and Counting
If there’s a family that embodies all that the anti-God, do-as-you-please (as long as they agree with it), so-called liberals (Brent Bozell calls them “libertines”, but that word doesn’t really describe the freakier-than-thou attitude they exhibit), it’s the Duggars. Here’s a family that really does do as they please, and violates just about every single American cultural norm. They are as off-the-trail as any family since | Read More »
Mark Kirk: Rand Paul And Ted Cruz Running For President Would Hurt IL GOP
In an interview with The Hill Illinois Republican said that possible presidential runs by Kentucky and Texas would hurt the Illinois Republican Party. “We definitely have our isolationist wing, which I completely disagree with,” he said, pointing to Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), before promising to back a GOP candidate in the presidential primary that he thought would do well in Illinois. He criticized Sen. Ted | Read More »
More Fuzzy Math: Admin Included Dental Plans to Boost Obamacare Numbers — But Didn’t Tell Anyone
On the heels of the Gruber scandal, more misinformation has been admitted in regard to Obamacare. Bloomberg has reported that “the Obama administration said it erroneously calculated the number of people with health coverage under the Affordable Care Act, incorrectly adding 380,000 dental subscribers to raise the total above 7 million.” When pressed about it this week, Health and Human Services clarified the total number | Read More »
This Means War
Barack Obama used to teach constitutional law at the law school in which I am presently enrolled. He was by all accounts well-liked by his students, though perhaps somewhat aloof to his then-fellow faculty members. I currently have class three days a week in then-Professor Obama’s old favorite classroom, Room V, and each time I enter I see a photo near the door commemorating his | Read More »
Ignorance and Misunderstanding in the Age of Obama’s Amnesty
Many of us on the Right are erroneously making assumptions about the recently announced Obama amnesty that are not rooted in reality. Namely, people believe that this action automatically delivers up to 5 million people onto the Democratic column come election time. Some have made the case- probably mostly correct- that although this is phrased as a deportation deferment program, once a new President is | Read More »
The Real Cost of Obama’s High Crimes and Misdemeanors
Photo credit: Sacramento Bee There is only one executive action that President Obama must take, and one local Sheriff has called him on the carpet for not taking it. Sacramento County is a red fleck in a sea of California blue. Sheriff Scott Jones recorded a video letter to President Obama on November 18, two days before the president’s announcement of his executive order on | Read More »
2016 – An Outsider’s Handicapping
Mitt Romney, John Kasich or Chris Christie, if any of them run, will most likely receive the nomination in 2016. This is based on an analysis of nominations over the past 60 years and the way the Republican party functions. How I wish I were wrong. Presidential elections are similar to long-standing rivalries in sports. When the Super Bowl started in 1967, over a period | Read More »
Call Obama’s Bluff And Fix The Immigration Problem
The President has brazenly abused his power in attempting to legalize lawbreaking, and seeks to excuse his lawlessness based on the GOP’s refusal to enact the kind of reckless solution to the problem of illegal immigration that Democrats have been pushing for years. We should certainly be pushing to defund this effort, but another element of our counter-attack should be to call his bluff and | Read More »