Pollsters embarrassed by Sanford win, Cockstradamus ends retirement
servatives wandering aimlessly in the political wilderness since the Obama re-election of 2012 disaster without their strong male role model and Palmetto State oracle now roosted atop Stone Mountain of Georgia, take heart. That fearless fighting rooster marked his return to political prognostications last Monday, the day before Mark Sanford’s landslide victory over Stephen Colbert’s sister, via this column, thusly: Our Stone Mountain-of-Georgia-roost-view of the | Read More »
The Most Frightening News of the Day
Much has been written – including some very good stuff on this site by Erick, Ned Ryun and others – about the lessons we on the right need to be learning from the debacle that was the 2012 election. Readers Digest this morning had a bit of news that makes me believe we’re missing one very important lesson. Erick and others are absolutely right that | Read More »
Congressman Paul Broun testifies on NDAA
If folks are looking for someone to join the Rand Paul/Mike Lee/Ted Cruz caucus in the Senate, look no further than Paul Broun. While very socially conservative, Broun is also extremely stout on fiscal issues and civil liberties. An opponent of the PATRIOT Act and illegal surveillance, Broun is also opposed to indefinite detention and the killing of American citizens without trial. So whereas Phil Gingrey | Read More »
Brief and Direct: How Can We Know the News Is True?
Every bit of news must be weighed against common sense, not cynically, but clinically. Does what is being reported make good sense? Does it describe the way real people act? Remember that “real people” include dishonest people, uninformed people, good people, evil people, people with a different outlook on problems than you do, and people who may have MORE information than you have. Do the | Read More »
Oklahoma Set to Spend…More?!?
Forgive me if I’m wrong but isn’t one of the tenets of being a conservative the idea of reducing government spending? If that is the case, we must not have real conservatives in the Oklahoma Legislature because according to their recent budget proposal, government spending is set to INCREASE BY $250 MILLION!!! And whats even worse than that is that House Democrats feel that the | Read More »
And the difference between the three women kidnapped in Cleveland and the 500 Coptic Christian women kidnapped in Egypt
Like the rest of the world, I have been transfixed by the discovery in Cleveland of three young women who were freed this week after a decade in captivity near their homes. As far as I am concerned, the three brothers can be let loose in an Ohio prison, especially one rife with Hispanic gangs. There they might get a real education in rape, pillage | Read More »
America’s Political Abyss
Cross-posted in: www.delawarepolitics.net In today’s world of political intrigue and multiple pseudo personalities, lurking behind every crevice of unforeseen gain, is party affiliation really a factor? Long gone are the days of simple ideological thought where right or wrong are simply defined. The global complexity of multiple hegemonic power grabs and local powerful personalities have muddied the waters of clear thought and twisted the reality | Read More »
ColdWarriorTV: “Get a fire under your butt.”
Ten minutes of political strategy for your consideration. The Neighborhood Precinct Committeeman Strategy is not hard and helps build “Republican communities.” And, in my humble opinion, this is the ONLY way for conservatives to take back our country because we must first take back our Republican Party — which just happens to be there for the taking (because one-half of the existing basic, local, voting-member | Read More »
Rep Mark Sanford
My Quick take on the attacks of Rep Sanford go as such: 1: He was loyal to his wife and family for far more than he should have been. Any man who does what he did must have been under extraordinary stress. 2: The office of Governor only made it easier for him to turn his back on his Wife and family which in the end | Read More »
Restoring The Republic II – Social Security, Medicare and Soylent Green
…and society inscribe on its banners: From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs!
Critique of the Gotha Program – Karl Marx
It was 1875, and Germany was well on its way to breaking Marx’s wretched little heart by enacting just enough social welfare to pacify its proletariat and preventing idiots like Karl from making any important decisions. Marx wrote the on the Gotha Program in an effort to prevent his revolutionary ideas from becoming more co-opted than the DNC-sponsored anti-Iraq War Movement of 2006. He failed, but his motto remains the standard Twitterplate description of what Marxism is ultimately supposed to accomplish.
What Marx attempted to establish was thoroughly unworkable in a static or shrinking economy. That, in a sense was a saving grace. It had its own limiting factor, you ran out of other people’s money. What the United States has achieved through entitlements is worse.Read More »
Millionaire Union Boss Compares Ohioans to Nazis
Ohio Association of Public School Employees (OAPSE) Executive Director Joe Rugola, who last week compared supporters of workplace freedom to Nazis, was paid $253,351 in member dues during the union’s most recent fiscal year. Joe Rugola At a May 1 press conference, Rugola decried workplace freedom as “extreme.” Asked by reporters why 24 states already have workplace freedom laws on the books if the policy is | Read More »
Harry Reid Needs to Be Retired
Ever since Ted Kennedy passed away, Harry Reid has been the best example of why we need term limits at the federal level. His recent comment that “Obamacare just needs more money” is clearly the democratic byline. Just keep throwing money at the problem and it will eventually fix itself. The estimated 2.3 trillion apparently isn’t enough. By throwing money at a problem they give | Read More »
The Hypocrisy Of The Export Import Bank
Fred Hochberg, chairman and president of the Export-Import Bank, would like you to think that his organization provides assistance to a broad range of American companies for the good of our nation’s economy. In reality, the Export-Import Bank directly finances foreign companies at the expense of domestic U.S. industries. It is an organization that harms the United States’ ability to compete in foreign markets and | Read More »
In mid March, the RNC announced that it would hire a high-profile Silicon Valley CTO by May 1st: “The RNC will significantly restructure our digital strategy, moving to center the RNC around digital and data, and fully integrate within the entire organization,” RNC spokeswoman Kirsten Kukowski announced Tuesday. May 1st has come and gone, and it appears that this deadline was missed, but, there have | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ Are Dems Bracing Themselves for the Inevitable Downfall of OCare?
It’s immensely satisfying to watch the Dems choke, gag and stutter as they watch in horror the calamities being created by their dream legislation — the (un)Affordable Care Act. Most of us have already heard Sen. Max Baucus, the Montana Democrat who wrote much of the Affordable Care Act, bemoan the train wreck he sees coming, but here’s more reality slapping the Dems in the | Read More »
Minimum Wage Business Realities
In support of a higher minimum wage, advocates typically point to a handful of business owners who voice ideological support for the policy. Take Costco, for instance, whose CEO has voiced strong support for raising the federal minimum wage. Why do these few businesses support raising the minimum wage while many others oppose it? Watch this new video from the Employment Policies Institute to find out: | Read More »
Sheila Jackson Lee Campaigns Against Mark Sanford
On Sunday, John “Bowser” Bauman, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee were campaigning throughout South Carolina’s First Congressional District ahead of Tuesday’s special election between Mark Sanford and Colbert Busch. Other than mentions in Adam Sandler’s ” The Chanukah Song” and “Parents Just Don’t Understand” by D.J. Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, Bauman has been largely missing from the American cultural scene since Sha Na Na went | Read More »
Islamic Terror in The Press: An Examination of David Sirota and The Impotence of Deduction.
Exercises in Deduction A few months ago, when a clip aired revealing that current Arab Spring president of Egypt Morsi had, before he was elected, maintained that the Jewish people are “apes and swine”, it became apparent to any rational observer of the mainstream media that the mainstream media’s knowledge of Islam is an inverse limit approaching zero. Like one of those horrendous calculus | Read More »
Leveraging Sen. McConnell’s Unique Predicament
It appears that conservatives have not yet found a solid primary opponent for Mitch McConnell. Perhaps one will never surface…tough to tell. I do have an idea, however, that allows us to leverage the Senator’s unique vulnerability at this time while also maximizing liberty. To actually pull it off we’d probably need Rush, Sean, or The Great One to run with it. Though some buzz | Read More »
A Visit to the Ronald Reagan Library Today
Today I was driving from Southern California back to the North, returning from a business trip to LA. Since I stay at a motel in Newbury Park I was close this morning to the Ronald Reagan library and wanted to go visit it again. The Ronald Reagan Library is located in Simi Valley California, off of the Olsen exit on the 23 Freeway in Thousand | Read More »
What Worries Me
What happened in Boston at the world famous Boston Marathon is what I have been worried about for a long time. This is to say that there would be a successful terrorist bombing at either a major sporting event or at a mall on, let’s just say, Black Friday. We just saw what happened when a bomb went off at a major sporting event. I | Read More »
To those who call for the impeachment of Barack Hussein Obama:
NOTE FROM MANAGEMENT: We would like to thank northgaconservative for setting a new high benchmark for stupid. This might be the stupidest thing to ever appear at RedState. Consequently, instead of deleting it, I think it must remain so we can all ridicule the hell out of it. Note to future idiots, this is your benchmark. You will have to aim for even higher levels | Read More »
Missouri Poised To Create Liquor Distributorship Monopoly for Large Campaign Donor
A top liquor distributor (Major Brands) is attempting to obtain near monopoly status for its Missouri operations courtesy of its allies in the state legislature. Such a status not only erodes economic freedom; the resulting loss of efficiency resulting from the change will result in higher liquor prices for the millions of Missouri residents who consume adult beverages. Because this attempt at ultimate crony | Read More »
Do NOT legalize the illegals
One of the founders of the modern day conservative movement, M. Stanton Evans, posted an article yesterday which shows more than anything, the potential of the Gang of 8 proposal to unify the GOP. Yes I know the prevailing “wisdom” as laid down by political pundits of the mainstream media and especially those on the left, is that it would be political suicide for the | Read More »
No Compromise on Life
Many members joined the RLC reluctantly, with the promise and understanding that the Washington State Charter would adopt a solidly pro-life position. It is now clear that this will not happen, and as such, I have tendered my resignation. Many others are in the process of doing the same. Please find my letter to my County Chapter Chaiman, which includes my reasoning for my resignation, below.Read More »
STOP THE SPINELESS NOW!
Before we solve the issue of illegal immigration; before we restore and ensure no further erosion of the Second Amendment; before entitlements are reformed, fiscal sanity is instituted and socialist forces in this country are defeated – we must do something first: We must defeat The Spineless For the past 20 years or so, the Republican Party has been sliding down a sorry | Read More »
Student data-tracking, an essential component of P-20 education reform, is getting lots of attention and much needed scrutiny. Along with the obvious privacy concerns many wonder how the large amount of information or “big data”, will be used. As always, it is helpful to remember the goal of public education: cradle-to-career tracking and placement to meet the needs of employers in the global economy. | Read More »
ROC the House: Capitol Hill Press Conference Gives Voice to Labor Union Front Group
Representative George Miller (D-CA) spoke at a Capitol Hill press conference on April 17 calling for a “fair minimum wage” of $10.10. This isn’t surprising, in and of itself: Rep. Miller has been a long-time advocate of raising the minimum wage. What is surprising is who introduced him: Saru Jayaraman, co-founder of the Restaurant Opportunities Center (ROC). ROC is an interesting group to be walking | Read More »
Top 10 Ways to get Slandered by the Left
Sociopaths very rarely have cohesive thoughts which can be used in debate or discussion. They simply attack you if you disagree with them. It’s kind of their deal, and forms the core of why people tend to steer clear of, make no eye contact with, or interact with insane or unstable individuals. Most of these poor souls don’t know they’re lacking in the critical thinking | Read More »
Barbarians Inside the Gates
Useful idiots for Islam and other clueless types are scratching their heads in bewilderment at Chechen jihadis detonating bombs to kill American civilians. They ignorantly or willfully focus on their nationality and their youth instead of their ideology. Chechens have no more reason for hostility toward the United States than they do against Switzerland. Americans played no role in the Chechen war against Russia. In | Read More »
Breaking Bad and 3 Lessons in Morality
((Mostly) Spoiler Free) Let’s get the review out of the way first: Breaking Bad is the best show on television right now. When it wraps, I may conclude that it is one of the best shows of all time, but I’ll resist waxing hyperbolic now for the sake of some credibility. Suffice it to say, this is a show that warrants your attention both for | Read More »
South Carolina: SPECIAL ELECTION – A POLITICAL CONTEST OR POPULARITY CONTEST?
In a district where Republican Tim Scott won the seat with sixty-eight percent of the vote, you would think that a two-term former Governor, Mark Sanford, would be a “shoe-in.” After all, the First District of South Carolina hasn’t elected a Democrat in thirty years. On May 7, voters will choose between Democrat Elizabeth Colbert-Busch (otherwise known as “Lulu”) and Mark Sanford. In a recent | Read More »
“I Don’t Know What We’re Yelling About!”
In the movie “Anchorman” Broadcast dinosaurs Ron Burgundy, Brian Fantana, and Champ Kind argue over the “virtues” of allowing a woman to anchor the evening news in the 1970s. They shout loudly at their station manager airing their objections before Steve Carrell’s hapless Brick Tamland yells, “I don’t know what we’re yellling about!” It’s a funny scene, but an illustration that perhaps the smartest person | Read More »
Feinstein Wants Gun Control for Virtual Guns
Liberal gun-grabbing Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA) has a new class of firearms she would like to ban — virtual guns. After losing in her decade long effort to ban semi-automatic weapons, the San Francisco Democrat has set her sights on a new form of gun control. Appearing on the MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” with flip-flopping former Second Amendment champion Joe Scarborough, the Senator argued for regulation, | Read More »
Carry The Load
Memorial Day is only a month out and my mind is already turning on a regular basis to those who so willingly risk their lives for yours and mine. God knows that the last few weeks, with first responders putting so much on the line in Boston and West, that the images of their bravery and sacrifice have been clearer than ever. In my new | Read More »
State Agency Has Paid Planned Parenthood $3 Million Since 2008 Despite Lack of Regulation
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has claimed to have no relationship with Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (PPRM), but Media Trackers Colorado has discovered over 500 pages of receipts from the CDPHE to PPRM, totaling $3,118,486.14 since 2008. Hundreds of pages of documentation record dealings between the Planned Parenthood affiliate and CDPHE since fiscal year 2008. Individual reimbursements from the department range | Read More »
Paypal soon to accept bitcoins
In this VIDEO showing an interview with paypals president on Bloomberg’s website at 2:50 the president of paypal makes a very intresting announcement. he says they are seriously considering adding Bitcoin as a currency for paypal transactions. In recent months bitcoin has been all over the news with prices hitting up to as high as 266$ per coin this new online currency has show alot of promise as | Read More »
And now? We wait.
The State Department comment period for the Keystone XL pipeline closed this week. The question remains: Will President Obama agree with us that the pipeline is in the national interest? Will he finally approve the Keystone XL pipeline? The Keystone XL pipeline is not a political issue. It is not – in spite of the multi-billion dollar investment and thousands of jobs it represents – | Read More »
Now NYT Wants to Cover Gosnell Trial?
Five days ago, the New York Times pulled their reporter from coverage of the Gosnell trial, stating that the newspaper “had other stories to cover”. It was the only coverage by the “acclaimed” news organization since it announced the beginning of Dr. Gosnell’s trial back on March 19th, 2013. Yesterday marked the beginning of Dr. Gosnell’s defense. Today, Judge Jeffrey Minehart has dropped three of | Read More »
Marriage as Purposeful Institution
When a baby is born, a mother always is nearby. The question is whether a father will be involved in the life of that child and, if so, for how long. Marriage increases the odds that a man will be committed to both the children that he helps create and to the woman with whom he does so. The recent oral arguments at the Supreme | Read More »
Planned Parenthood Mourns Death? Really?
Please permit me to share a short personal observation. Saturday, while driving on the Gulf Freeway South of Houston, I noticed flags flying at half-mast. That wasn’t terribly unusual in today’s endless and instantaneous reporting of catastrophes near and far. What did strike me as odd was that the place the flags were flying low was the infamous largest-in-the-nation Planned Parenthood® facility. The group that | Read More »
Boston Terrorist Won’t be Tried as an Enemy Combatant, and That’s a Good Thing
Terrorists Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev were responsible for the bombing in Boston last week that killed 3 (including an eight-year-old boy) and injured almost two hundred. Then they killed an MIT campus police officer and critically wounded another policeman in a wild chase that ended in the death of Tamerlan and the arrest of Dzhokhar. Shortly after Dzhokhar’s arrest, several Republican lawmakers, including John McCain and | Read More »
Dysfunction in the Maryland GOP
Dysfunction has ruled the Maryland Republican Party for a very long time. And tomorrow’s contested election of a new chairman is giving that dysfunction a more public airing. I served from 2006-2012 as an elected member of the Republican central committee in Maryland. I’ve since moved out of state, but I had always avoided the airing of dirty laundry. Still, I think it’s reached a | Read More »
Someone needs to explain to this State Senator why her party has no input
I don’t know why but I always get periodically emails from Indiana Democratic State Senator Karen Tallian. This most recent one was detailing how Tallian was helping to form this year’s Indiana State Budget. Now there were several problems I had with this, 1) Indiana Republicans have had a Supermajority in the State Senate for quite some time now and in 2010 Republicans gained a | Read More »
The Second Amendment, a Second Precedent
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. Setting a Precedent is a big unknown, who would have thought that an individual farmer growing too much wheat for his own consumption with no intention of selling it would lead to the federal government regulating how much | Read More »
God as first responder, then prop
When I heard about the interfaith prayer service scheduled for today, I paused. And grimaced. And I am still uneasy. In this country, it seems we have God secured behind a piece of glass in the hallway that reads “Use only in emergency”. When someone mentions God in daily life, they are accused of intolerance. If they do so in public life, the condemnation is | Read More »
Refuting Stephen Hawking on the Necessity of God
Much has been made recently regarding Stephen Hawking’s pronouncement that God was not required for our universe to come into existence. He makes this claim in his new book ‘The Grand Design’ and again recently at a lecture recently at the California Institute of Technology. To read a brief article summarizing that lecture, you can do so here. As one of the world’s leading physicists, | Read More »
Progressive Cognitive Disorder
After some careful thought, I have come to the conclusion that progressives suffer from a legitimate form of mental illness. While it is tempting to simply write them off as loons, crazies, and nutcases, I think it is worthwhile to probe a little deeper into the progressive mind and attempt to isolate the source of progressive thinking. Finding the basic cognitive flaw that gives rise | Read More »
Gun control is people control
Today on the 17th of April 2013, we saw our Senators stand up and follow the will and want of the majority of our population. They voted against every single Amendment to the gun control bill, and hopefully when the final bill reaches the floor for the vote, it is shot down as well. The whole issue behind this new interest by the left about | Read More »
MSNBC’s Anti-Semitism and discriminating jokes
MSNBC is out of control and continues to explore racist boundaries that liberals always call out conservatives for, including comedians. So its time for MSNBC to Suspend Melissa Harris Perry for her anti-Semitic jokes. If FOX News had done the same, the left would call for such a person to be fired and they’d demand reparations to the Jewish community. Don’t let these people fool | Read More »
2nd Amendment and who wants to throw it away.
A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state; and the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed. (2nd Amendment) When those words were attached to the Bill of Rights the Founders had a very specific purpose in mind. It is not a coincidence that it was added second only to the freedom of speech, | Read More »
David Sirota Is Not Evil
I read the Sirota op-ed piece and respectfully disagree with the contentions of Repair Man Jack. Obviously, progressives (of which I am one) and conservatives have vastly different views on many issues. I don’t believe my views are evil, nor do I believe any of yours are evil, either. I think — for the most part — we all generally want the same things for | Read More »
Patriot’s Day in Boston
There aren’t too many people or moments in the world that make me smile. It’s not because I’m a stoic person or that I have a negative world view. I choose to be happy on my own despite a lot of the negative things I encounter because it’s just a healthy way to live. However, the level of goodness on display that has the ability | Read More »
Obama promises “…full weight of justice…” for Boston bombers. So What?
Part of the laws that are being debated in Congress regarding guns have to do with more stringent laws and penalties for “Straw buyers” of guns. That’s where someone goes into a gun store, buys a gun (or guns), then leaves the gun store, and sells the gun to someone else, who usually couldn’t pass a background check. The Obama administration is all hot under | Read More »
GOP — The Sally Fields of Politics
In another “WTF?” moment concerning the GOP, today’s Drudge Report has “GOP moves to prop up Obamcare?” which in turn links to an article in The Hill entitled “GOP fast tracks bill to fortify ObamaCare’s high-risk pools.” http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatch/health-reform-implementation/294099-gop-fast-tracks-bill-to-fortify-obamacares-high-risk-pools In what might be described as an echo of the “Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit” that the GOP thought would suddenly make seniors vote for the newly Democrat-appearing GOP, the | Read More »
A bright red line has been crossed in Boston.
I don’t care who did this. It should not have happened. That is not to say I don’t want justice, only that the administration asleep at the wheel cannot be trusted to deliver that justice. First we have a riot in Gitmo. Then there is a bombing at the Boston Marthon. Connect the dots. Could we have not had a greater warning that something was | Read More »
Our Two Minute Hate
Today our local Fox news broadcast (a typical liberal station, not FNC), provided another instance of the press’s noble struggle to defend helpless government against the predations of money-grubbing private citizens. The station’s crusading reporter descended on a New Jersey dentist’s office and attacked him about a dental school loan he had defaulted on, but was paying back. He was on an online government list | Read More »
On Gold: Anybody want some BACON?
We’ve all heard ‘Pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered…’ Well, if you ignored history (1979!), ignored economic reality, and actually believed that ‘intrinsic value’ was a real thing… The recent small drop in the price of gold is your last warning to avoid becoming a ham sandwich…. Gold buggery is, perhaps, one of the most irrational things you will ever see related to economics… Simply | Read More »
On April 5, Sen Ted Cruz said the following about the jobs report for March: Today’s jobs report is another reminder that more than four years after financial crisis, the economy is gasping for breath. Americans may be asking why, and the answer is simple: tax hikes, Obamacare, and a raft of expansion-blocking regulations. Add in a dollar that remains unstable and no wonder businesses | Read More »
Pray For Boston
Good Afternoon All, I haven’t posted in a long time, but still read Redstate whenever I can. Please find time to say a prayer for us here in Boston, it’s very chaotic here with people dying and very gruesome injuries. Thank you and God Bless.
independence and liberty
Most citizens have not done the math: 1776 minus 1492 = 284 years 2013 minus 1776 = 237 The upper period was 47 years longer (exact dates don’t matter), from the initial European Explorer arrival (focus on point) on the North American Continent, until the Revolutionary War; versus the elapsed time from that War to today. Many people (including me) imagined, for some | Read More »
The Effective Tax Rate Lie
It’s really annoying that the media likes to play games with the effective tax rate people pay versus the tax bracket they are in. This trick is most often used with the “Buffet Rule” that claims Buffet pays less tax than his secretary. Now we could get into making money from investments instead of a paycheck but I want to focus in on the secretary. | Read More »
Gosnell & Newtown: mirror-image tragedies show media hypocrisy
This is a tale of two tragedies, but three stories. 1. Sandy Hook in Newtown, CT The first is when a madman went on a rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, and killed 20 children. It was shocking, and within two days, President Obama was politicizing it, using the children’s deaths to call for gun control. A nation was horrified, battered with | Read More »
We need immigration reform however before any deal is drafted or agreed to we must first secure our border. I have put forth a plan of how to secure our borders. My plan is we must build a new modern fence that keeps illegals out of our country and it makes it much harder for them to try to climb. Also my plan calls for an Immigration | Read More »
Pictures of Attack on St. Mark Cathedral Media Won’t Show You
Egypt’s Coptic Christians frequently accuse State Security and police of overlooking Muslim attacks on Christians and their places of worship, especially monasteries and churches. The Western mainstream media often ignores these accusations, or mentions them in passing as “unsubstantiated reports.” Last weekend’s assault on the St. Mark Cathedral — unprecedented in significance — was no different, except for the fact that there are many pictures | Read More »
Men Without Chests: A President…A Nation
“It is an outrage that they should be commonly spoken of as Intellectuals. … It is not excess of thought but defect of fertile and generous emotion that marks them out. Their heads are no bigger than the ordinary: it is the atrophy of the chest beneath that makes them seem so. … We make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise. | Read More »
16 GOP Senators Being Denounced for Their Vote Did What, Exactly?
Yesterday 16 Republican Senators, including both Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker from Tennessee, joined Democrats in voting to begin debate on legislation expanding background checks on gun purchases. With 68 votes to begin debate, a threatened GOP filibuster was stopped before it started. Grassroots reaction was both swift and pointed. Grassfire.com wrote, “Sen. Harry Reid’s gun-control legislation has cleared the first hurdle … bringing the creation of | Read More »
Liberals, New York Times Misrepresent Wisconsin Shooting
Gun control advocates have seized upon a Brookfield, Wisconsin shooting last year as evidence validating their drive for more restrictive gun laws. The tragic story of the Azana Spa shooting on a Sunday last October has risen to a leading anecdote in the gun debate thanks to the efforts of Mayors Against Illegal Guns. The New York Times in a Thursday story declared that, “Cases | Read More »
Boy Scouts, Catholic Church and Kermit Gosnell
Recently Hollywood announced a movie planned about the Catholic church sex scandals as uncovered by the Boston Globe in a January 2002 article. (http://www.boston.com/globe/spotlight/abuse/stories/013102_priests.htm) These scandals were highly publicized with the first story to reach national news in 1985 and more stories breaking in the 1990s. Ever since, there has been a steady stream of bad publicity and bad jokes about the scandals and the | Read More »
Conservative Revolution Anyone?
Conservative Revolution Anyone? “New Challenges, Timeless Principles.” That was the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference slogan. Well, conservatives are at a crossroads. Bold voices are calling for a timeless conservative principle–personal responsibility–to be applied to a new system. After the1994 “Republican Revolution” conservatives successfully united and pushed the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act to President Clinton’s desk, where it was signed into law. | Read More »
Thoughts On The Immigration Proposal
So the Gang of Eight (I prefer Banda de los Ocho myself) is about to release their plan for immigration reform, after months of behind closed door dealing, leaks, intrigue, accusations, and other nonsense. According to the National Review, these are the key points to the proposal: 1. Modernizing the legal immigration system There will be a shift away from the current family-based system, and more emphasis on giving visas | Read More »
Third-graders are not welcome
Can we quit calling each other names here? Erick, et al, I recommend a ban for name calling. Or at least a 3-day suspension. I just read all of Erick’s posting about McCain, and am sick unto death of the lack of discussion and general name-calling on the article. STOP, NOW!
God and Man
There is one God ruling earth. That God heads all the worlds’ religions. Some men were unhappy with God’s plan – it did not allow them to control other men and their purses. Those men chose to create rules and sects to divide men from one another and God. Strangely, every religion claims they are God’s chosen and the only “true” religion. God may have | Read More »
Why am I Paying for Obama’s Budget?
In his own words, President Obama said, “We don’t have a spending problem,” and “We do not have an immediate debt crisis.” No wonder his budget proposal continues the same old government gravy train with absolutely no regard for the next generation of taxpayers. The nation is $17 trillion in debt. Under President Obama’s budget, we’ll see deficits increase close to $100 trillion over the | Read More »
Joe Carr’s “Shock & Awe” Fundraising Quarter (TN-4)
In February, I introduced many of you to Rep. Joe Carr, a Tennessee legislator exploring a congressional bid against incumbent Scott Desjarlais (TN-4). In that same post, I explained why Desjarlais is a deeply flawed Republican and needs to be shown the door. I also viewed Rep. Carr as a rising GOP star for his extraordinary ability to articulate conservatism, leadership in advancing the conservative | Read More »
Corruption and Opportunity
New York is tough for the GOP. And the New York Republicans have often made it harder than it should be. But the ugly scandal that’s blossoming in New York State is an opportunity for the Republican Party and its elected officials to be “born again hard” and to turn the bipartisan culture of corruption into a Republican Party with not only a reason to | Read More »
There are two kinds of legislation that make it to Congress: ones that seek to increase the power of the federal government and ones that never receive a vote.
[I got to the first, second sentence and decided that some emergency basic intelligence and sanity was required, here. - ML]
Arizona Under Fire: What you need to know about the Sheriff Joe Recall Effort
I don’t normally stick my nose into local or district races, mostly because it conflicts with my philosophy of letting the people choose their own. damn. representatives. That being said, I do believe that the people have a right to know who they’re signing petitions against and voting for–especially when the Big Progressive Steamroller of Doom© is calling the shots. Strategically bagging elections is sort | Read More »
Conservative Solutions Needed for Meaningful Immigration Reform
Ronald Reagan famously remarked during his farewell address that our country was a “shining city on a hill.” Commenting on immigration he continued by saying, “and if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here.” Reagan’s words should inform us as immigration reform proposals are forming on | Read More »
Voting Against the Rule, but to what End?
Recently Erick Erickson and Daniel Horowitz have been working hard to rally House conservatives to try and take down rules controlling consideration of bills with which they disagree. As Mr. Horowitz put it, The underlying rationale is as follows: if leadership is bent on bringing legislation to the floor that needs Democrat votes to pass, the only way to fight back is by voting against | Read More »
McCain/Palin suspend campaign
Due to our economic problems John McCain announced today that he will be suspending his campaign tomorrow morning. Senator McCain will go to Washington tomorrow to meet with leaders of both parties. Not to be out done, Obama came out afterward saying he first went to McCain to do something about he economy but McCain went behind his back and announced he was suspending the | Read More »