Christie, Taxes and the Presidency

    The New Jersey transportation is almost empty.  The roads and bridges need to be fixed.  New Jersey has the second lowest gasoline tax in the United States.  Chris Christie may run for President.  Christie is opposed to tax increases.  What is a poor Governor to do? If you are Chris Christie in New Jersey, you appoint a Democrat to run your state’s transportation department and | Read More »

    Was It Sin Not To Know Jesus Was In The Nativity At That Time If Only A Few Were Told?

    In a sermon on the humility of the First Advent, a pastor observed that the only ones in the world that commemorated the birth of Christ other than His earthly parents were outcast shepherds and Persian Zoroastrian astrologers. However, should a sermon be formulated in such a way to rhetorically insinuate that everyone else had done something profoundly wrong if God concealed this event from | Read More »

    A Radical Concept of God-Given Rights – Long Live the Bill of Rights

    It is definitely time for those who love God, who love this nation as it was created by the Founders, to re-examine their fundamental beliefs. It is the time for all good men and women to look deeply within themselves, and to decide whether they are willing to stand by and make feeble and inconsequential gestures about losing their freedoms, or whether they will take a stand to genuinely express their belief in these God-given rights. It is time to re-affirm our willingness to sacrifice for the gifts of freedom and defend these precious rights. It is time to be radical!

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    The National Mood – Malaise 1; Optimism 0

    Pew Research and USA Today’s most recent survey on the national mood shows the malaise that people feel about their government working anytime soon in the near future.  Deep political divisions within Congress, exacerbated by six years of the Obama Administration, have turned a normally optimistic public into the Scrooge-aholics. If the recent narrow passage of the cromnibus bill is any indication, it will be business | Read More »

    Is Kwanzaa kaput?

    Hanukkah starts tomorrow, and Christmas is ten days away. But as I was out and about this past weekend doing some holiday shopping, I suddenly realized..whoa…there’s no Kwanzaa anymore. It’s like…gone… I looked… No signs anywhere. In any stores.. I mean, I couldn’t even find a “Happy Kwanzaa” card at WalMart ( and they’re out even out of stock  at WalMart.com….and they have EVERYTHING) Plug | Read More »

    Think Three Unelected Bureaucrats Should Raise Taxes Whenever They Want?

    That’s what Title II Reclassification of the Internet means. And that’s what President Barack Obama wants – so as to then impose Network Neutrality. Last month, President Obama said: I believe the (Federal Communications Commission) FCC should reclassify consumer broadband service under Title II of the Telecommunications Act…. Let’s ignore for a moment the fact that the FCC is supposed to be an independent agency | Read More »

    Marita Noon: Germany’s “energy transformation” — unsustainable subsidies and an unstable system

    What should the U.S., and other countries, learn from Germany’s generous subsidy programs and rapid, large-scale deployment and integration of renewable energy into the power system? These are the questions U.S. legislators should be asking themselves as they argue over a tax extender package that includes a retroactive extension for the now-expired Production Tax Credit for wind energy.

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    Politically Incorrect Christmas Penguins

    Politically Incorrect Christmas Penguins

    Since it’s Monday, the week before Christmas, this is my annual  Christmas/Hanukah/Festivus recipes/traditions/stories sharing post. As I’ve obviously excluded Muslims from my annual Christian/Jewish/Secularist event, I would like to apologize upfront to anyone who is going to be offended by this intentional slight. In preparation for this day of fun and diversion I watched no news yesterday or today so I know nuth-ink’ about the | Read More »

    ABC, CBS, CNN Spin ISIS Terror Attack in Sydney

    The media spin is evident even on a breaking, and horrible terrorist situation in Sydney, Australia.  CNN, ABC, and CBS are twisting themselves into pretzels trying to avoid calling it what it is:  Islamic terrorism. A armed man is holding a number of people hostage in a Lindt chocolate cafe.  He is using the hostages for cover, and has displayed the black Islamic flag used | Read More »

    Getting Real About Campaign Finance Reform

    The recently passed $1.1 trillion spending bill has upset both the Left and the Right for differing reasons.  This article focuses on the campaign spending limit changes attached as a rider to that bill.  It is also an area of interest to this writer as I have tracked this issue over several cycles and come to some very real conclusions. The main thrust behind campaign | Read More »

    CROmnibus Passed and These are specific Senators we hold responsible

    streiff provided some detail on those Senators who voted for the CROmnibus cloture here CRomnibus passes because of GOP support. Let’s take this egregious offense to its logical next step. We identify those Senators who are due for re-election and voted in favor of this $1.1 trillion spending mess. Then we ramp up our opposition now for the primary, and begin the first stage of their | Read More »

    Obama’s contempt for America is torture to me

    I think it’s entirely clear that all of the attention directed toward methods of the CIA of late demonstrate further the contempt that Obama and others on the left have for this country.  It does seem that the only conceivable reason to produce, and then make public, a “report” of this nature is to bolster Obama’s position that America is one of the greatest sources | Read More »

    Deflation World

    A world where prices drop every year. This sounds like good news to a gold bug. They love the idea and are appalled that a dollar of yesteryear buys what 13 cents did at the time. (Or was it .03.  Doesn’t matter. They’d be appalled by either one.) So I imagined the opposite scenario and was a bit surprised to find out that the result wasn’t | Read More »

    Now More than Ever We Need a Convention of the States

    Well it appears my last article caused a bit of a stir.  I would like to thank everyone for their comments.  Whether you agreed or disagreed with my thoughts on the future of the Republican Party the responses were thoughtful with many good points made on both sides.  That article has been removed because I violated Red State’s rule regarding third party advocacy.  I apologize | Read More »

    Exodus: Moses the Rejected Deliverer

    If I were to make an Exodus movie, I’d take a different tack than everyone else. Everyone from DeMille to Disney to Scott has focused on Moses’ relationship with Rameses. I wouldn’t.

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    So What Am I, Chopped Liver?

    So What Am I, Chopped Liver?

    If you are a woman, it’s a pretty seductive argument : “Research shows men really are more stupid than women.” However, when your entire research universe is drawn from a self-selecting pool of low IQ specimens – – it’s hard to give the conclusion too much weight: Study Abstract: Sex differences in risk seeking behaviour, emergency hospital admissions, and mortality are well documented. However, little | Read More »

    The 2014 College Censorship Hall of Shame

    Every year, we are treated in the spring to a spate of commencement speakers at college campuses having their invitations to speak revoked or having them succumb to pressure from liberal groups on campus whose little feelings may be hurt by what the speaker has to say, or has said in the past.  This year was no different and come May 2015 we will be | Read More »

    Obama Orchestrating Regime Change in Israel

    Obama Orchestrating Regime Change in Israel

    President Obama’s toxic foreign policy consists mainly of placating America’s adversaries and manipulating our friends (that and combatting the imminent threat of global warming with a one-sided American policy of economic seppuku).  Now we are learning of Obama’s latest reach into what has always been the ken of agencies like the CIA:  regime change.  Only this isn’t to topple Communism in Central America or extremists | Read More »

    The Establishment Mantra : The Enemy (Democrat) of My Enemy (Conservative) is My Friend

    Nobody can argue the fact the CRomnibus which passed the Republican led House 219-206 would not have been possible without the aid of Dem-friends  and an equally chummy Dem-President.   When  bits of the funding bill started leaking out it was clear there would be defections from conservatives, enough to stop the bill in its tracks. At that point, Conservatives were solidified as the enemy as far as establishment was concerned. It wasn’t | Read More »

    The Devotion of Black Americans

    The authors of “all men are created equal,” were slave owners governed by Plato’s philosophy that it was right for the ‘better’ to rule over the ‘inferior.’ Neither the Emancipation Proclamation nor defeat in a bloody Civil War that caused more American casualties than all other conflicts combined changed slave owners’ moral convictions.

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    The CIA “Torture Report”: Playing Politics or Giving Aid and Comfort?

    Two things to remember about every single act of the Democrats: 1. It’s the antithesis of what any sane American would agree with; and 2. It’s something that harms America. Sen.  Dianne Feinstein’s release of the CIA “torture report” is both. On December 9th, Sen. Feinstein, Democratic chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, released the 528-page Summary of the Committee’s study of President Bush’s post-9/11 CIA | Read More »

    Is this it?

    “As Good As It Gets” is one of my all time favorite movies.  Crisp writing, wonderfully flawed characters with redeeming attributes and a somewhat happy ending — not to mention terrific acting performances.  I  don’t expect (or necessarily want) life to be anything like the movies, but after this weeks vote in the House on the Omnibus Bill, imagine my surprise when I find myself asking that very same question….. is this as good | Read More »

    Death and Life with Hillary Clinton

    What do reports of the United Nations secretly sterilizing women in Kenya have to do with Hillary Clinton? All twenty-seven Catholic bishops in Kenya have reported that United Nations agencies are conducting a “disguised population control program” that administers laced tetanus vaccines to young women in order to make them infertile. Hillary Clinton hasn’t been implicated directly in such villainous deception – yet – but | Read More »

    One million Kentucky Baptists right to do this

    Kentucky is about to become a testing ground for a revolutionary approach to reporting news that does not bode well for Obamacrats or the mainstream media. A former long-time Frankfort reporter will head up a statewide newspaper without advertising, subscriptions or left-wing biased reporting. Roger Alford, communications director for the Kentucky Baptist Convention, will be the paper’s editor and publication will begin on an undetermined date | Read More »

    Al Sharpton – No Fleece, No Justice

    Al Sharpton - No Fleece, No Justice

    Washington remains on hold while the Senate continues to grapple with the trillion dollar CROmnibus bill which passed – or more accurately, was punted – by the Republican held House: “…you punt on fourth down, not first down. And right now, the House leadership, for whatever reason, thinks it’s best to punt without running a play.” – Rep. (R-Ala.) note: this is a must-read In | Read More »

    The Little Case That Could

    An overlooked case was heard before the United States Supreme Court yesterday that could have implications beyond that specific case.  At issue was the minute details of a law, jurisdiction, sovereign immunity and something called “equitable tolling.”  This case originated out of a car accident where the victim’s car hit a cable median divider on the highway that government officials knew to be deficient in | Read More »

    Obama Turns Blind Eye to Medicare Fraud

    In what appears to be a direct quid pro quo with hospitals for their support of ObamaCare, the White House has suspended a critical anti-fraud program run by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that has found billions in mistaken and illegal payments since the program was created.  Hospitals appears to have been overpaid billions of dollars by Medicare and faced with the threat | Read More »

    Why Social Security Hurts Society and Isn’t Secure

    The concept of a social safety net is well accepted throughout the Western World.  The idea that some provision should be made for those who through no fault of their own are unable to provide for themselves first appeared as a state policy in Germany in the 19th century as the Iron Chancellor, Bismarck, sought to coopt the popular appeal of socialism and strengthen the | Read More »

    The Beltway’s “Week of Acting Stupidly” Award

    The Beltway's "Week of Acting Stupidly" Award

    We started the week with Gruber, apologizing for acting stupidly: “In excerpts of these videos I am shown making a series of glib, thoughtless, and sometimes downright insulting comments,” Gruber said in prepared testimony to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Tuesday. “I behaved badly, and I will have to live with that…” And apparently so do we – “have to live with that” | Read More »

    Marlin Stutzman has two choices: If he was indeed lied to, he should run for Speaker; if he is lying, he should resign.

    I have admired Marlin Stutzman for his positions during his short time in Congress. He has always been a solid, pro-life conservative. He supported the 2013 government  shutdown. Last night, Stutzman changed his original vote on the rule that  allowed the cromnibus bill to come to the floor.  Had he not done so, it is likely that the bill would have died. According to CQ | Read More »

    BOOM! We Just Spent $1 Trillion of Your Money

    BOOM!  We Just Spent $1 Trillion of Your Money

    In the dark of the night, two weeks before Christmas, the GOP consummated their betrayal of our trust.  We voted them a majority for the next two years, and they thanked us by a backstabbing so heinous, that it moved the seismic needle on the Democratic party, splitting against and the White House’s minions. The CRomnibus was so bad for the GOP that even Hoyer | Read More »

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    Do Jealous Theologians Bask In The Failure Of Christian Artists?

    On social media, Lutheran apologist Chris Rosebrough felt the need to point out that Kirk Cameron’s “Saving Christmas” is the worst rated movie in the history of Internet Movie Database. And what is the point? Is the truth of an artistic or didactic work to be determined by critics out to advance their own philosophical or religious agendas? Applying Rosebrough’s reasoning to other institutional venues, | Read More »

    Defending the Defenders

    The behavior of the intelligence community post – 9/11 is a serious subject, requiring an honest and sometimes painful discussion. Ditto the relationship between local police forces and minority communities. Unfortunately, there is more upside for provocateurs like Al Sharpton and Sean Hannity in sensationalizing alleged misbehavior than in addressing the difficult realities, while politicians such as Diane Feinstein are so focused on their objectives that they do not | Read More »

    Boehner CRomnibus Contains Tens Of Millions For Thomson Prison, The Potential Home Of Gitmo Terrorist

    There is now a new reason for conservatives to oppose Speaker Boehner’s $1.1 trillion CRomnibus spending bill on top of its full funding of Obamacare for the rest of the fiscal year and its funding of President Obama’s unconstitutional executive amnesty for the next 3 months. That reason is over $100 million dollars tucked away in appropriations for the Federal Bureau of Prisons for the | Read More »

    The Scourge of CBDS

    The Scourge of CBDS By Michael Goodell http://www.mlgoodell.webs.com Today the CDC revealed a frightening new disease called CBDS. If left untreated, CBDS could result in the deaths of hundreds or even thousands of Americans around the world. Some observers have gone so far as to call it a threat to national security. How could a disease as severe as CBDS appear without warning, despite one | Read More »

    With Gruber’s Deceptions Is it Any Wonder ObamaCare Funds Abortion?

    After his “glib” apology before Congress this week for calling the American people “stupid,” ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber attempted to dodge, duck, dip, dive, and … dodge every substantive question that came his way.

    He helped the Obama Administration deceive the American people about ObamaCare, and now he’s attempting to deceive us again.

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    Follow the Money: The Salvation Army

    Follow the Money: The Salvation Army

    What if one year your family celebrated an untraditional Christmas? After all, wouldn’t there be an element of relaxation by avoiding the malls and the department stores? There’d be no last minute rush, less stress fighting traffic. What if instead of buying anyone a gift, your entire family committed to experience one day of giving to others?  Many find an alternative to a consumption-laden Christmas | Read More »

    Second Amendment support rising amongst blacks

    One wonders if the Ferguson aftermath had something to do with this (emphasis mine): Support for gun rights is higher than it’s been in decades, according to the latest data from the Pew Research Center that signals a stunning turnaround in how Americans feel about the issue just two years after the Newtown school shooting. Pew found that 52 percent of Americans say Second Amendment | Read More »

    Schoolin’ Gruber…Bueller…Anyone?

    Schoolin’ Gruber…Bueller...Anyone?

    Question:  Ben Stein and Jonathan Gruber: Separated at Birth? Let’s watch one of the Professors try to school the stupid people, because you really can’t watch this often enough: Apparently, by their own accounts, neither Jonathan nor Ben are geniuses: “I’m not a Mensa member. I have no idea where that rumor came from. I never have been, and I doubt if I ever will | Read More »

    State Department Dragging Its Feet On Hillary Papers

    When the Associated Press complains that a government agency is delaying releasing documents, you know there’s something really wrong. WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department has failed to turn over government documents covering Hillary Rodham Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state that The Associated Press and others requested under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act ahead of her presumptive presidential campaign. They include one request | Read More »

    Fayetteville Repeals LGBT Special Privileges: A Win

    Despite the foaming vitriolic mouths of the Left, calling for the reality-TV star Duggars’ heads, and prophesying TEOTWAWKI, the citizens of Fayetteville, Arkansas chose common sense over granting special LGBT privileges.

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    Who Has The Best Solution For Profiling Criminals & Terrorists? Neal Boortz!

    Earlier this week, the Obama administration announced new racial profiling guidelines. Eric Holder has called these guidelines a “major and important step forward to ensure effective policing.” Critics, however, see things differently, arguing the guidelines should include local law enforcement, while others complained that it was “loosely drafted.” Others have cited the exemptions included for certain federal agencies as being problematic. According to The Latin Post: | Read More »

    A Simple Way Out of the Predicament Regarding Nomination Filibusters

    There is currently a big debate among GOP Senators about whether to overturn the Democratic Senators’ recent elimination of most nomination filibusters.  Some in the GOP are concerned that allowing the Democratic Senators’ precedent to stand could endanger filibusters of legislation as well, because the so-called “nuclear option” might be used in the future to completely eliminate the filibuster.  However, many others in the GOP | Read More »

    White House Targeted Legal Businesses for Destruction

    New documents released by the House Government Reform Committee confirm what many suspected — the Department of Justice was working hand-in-hand with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to deny banking services to legal businesses it deemed immoral or unsavory.  Industries selected for destruction by Operation Choke Point included gun shops and the short-term lending industry, often referred to as “payday lending.” Despite testimony before Congress | Read More »

    Press On: The path to victory is through the Republican Party not around it

    “Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press On! has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.” ― Calvin | Read More »

    I Was Not Born a Racist

    Racism is a heart problem. It’s not a blood problem or a skin problem. Nobody is born a racist. I was not born a racist, and neither were you.

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    Dear VA Board of Health, Keep TRAP in Place

    For reasons unbeknownst to pro-life Virginians, one of Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s (D-VA) first orders of business was to erase regulations of the state’s abortion clinics. Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-VA) signed SB 924, often referred to as TRAP, into law last year. The legislation required abortion clinics to be treated as ambulatory surgical centers and upgrade construction at their facilities accordingly. Because of the strict new | Read More »

    Feinstein Report: Because…Moral Equivalence.

    Feinstein Report: Because…Moral Equivalence.

    The Senate Intelligence Committee’s $40 million investigation of the CIA (that involved no CIA directors or interrogators) culminated yesterday in the release of a 545 page executive summary (the complete report is 6000+pages so you can’t expect anyone to read that). I can summarize it for you in far fewer words: America conducted what Diane Feinstein considers illegal torture techniques such as waterboarding, sleep deprivation, | Read More »

    It’s time to change our agricultural policies. Here’s why.

    Every time i go to the grocery store now I notice three things:  1) all the healthiest foods are ridiculously overpriced, expensive, and lacking in variety and quantity  2) all the unhealthiest foods are super cheap and have entire aisles to themselves and 3) most people are concentrated in the unhealthy food aisles and very few people spend any time in the healthy food aisles. | Read More »