The Road to Hell is Paved with Progressive Policies

    We are all familiar with the old saying “the road to hell is paved with good intentions”.  We’ve been laying our magnificent well-intentioned road mile by mile for the past 100 years and we are nearing our destination.  Take a look around you and ask yourself if we are closer to the Utopia promised by the visionary Progressive social engineers or closer to the infamous | Read More »

    Will Congress Finally Defend Its Constitutional Turf – to Stop the EPA’s Assault on Water?

    It is an empirical fact – a metaphysical certitude. Government overreaches. And the Barack Obama Administration has the longest, most overactive arms ever. With many, many, MANY power-grabbing hands. Obama’s Legacy of Overreach Obama Amnesty ‘Unprecedented’ Threat to Constitution Obama Is Breaking The Law By Repeatedly Making Changes To ObamaCare Without Going Through Congress Net Neutrality Power Grab Is Worse than ObamaCare The Coming Climate | Read More »

    Georgia Right to Life Bullies Congress Against Pro-Life Bill

    Georgia Right to Life Bullies Congress Against Pro-Life Bill

    In Bible-belt Georgia, one would think that pro-life organizations would support the federal “Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act,” which imposes a 20 week abortion ban (with exceptions for rape and incest).  The bill passed the House last week generally along party lines, 242-184.  But one pro-life organization vigorously opposed this bill. Georgia Right to Life wrote that the bill, H.R. 36, “contains dangerous exceptions | Read More »

    Why does it take 12 State Dep’t staffers working full time 13 months to review 55,000 emails, when Hillary had a few aides review 125,000 emails in a few weeks?

    Someone really needs to remind Hillary: When you find yourself in a hole, stop digging. Except she can’t. The hits just keep on coming. Yesterday, the NY Times revealed  emails from  a second, secret email account, except that her lawyer said it wasn’t used while she was SecState. Except it was. Now, the State Dept has asked a federal judge, who is handling several lawsuits | Read More »

    Obama admin knew about Benghazi and gun running

    Everything we’ve been saying since the events of Benghazi happened were finally confirmed thanks to the all the hard work by the team at Judicial Watch. In documents and reports that they were able to obtain, it proves that the Obama administration knew of the pending attack on the Benghazi consulate 10 days in advance. They also confirm the gun running from Benghazi to Syria. One | Read More »

    Obama, Mohammed & ICANN – The Biggest Bad Deal No One’s Talking About

    Thankfully humans are no longer slaves to their environment. We have been able to use our creativity and ingenuity to adapt (some of) the world around us to make our lives longer, less dangerous and in many cases, more enjoyable. Throughout history there have been many inventions or innovations that have changed the world: The printing press. The internal combustion engine. Flight. The wheel. Plastic. | Read More »

    Rep. Kinzinger: Not Letting Illegals Serve In Military Comes From “Very Ugly Place” In GOP

    Speaking with the morning crew on AM 1440 WROK(Rockford) Monday congressman Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) 47% talked about last weeks vote in the House to remove a provision in the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act pertaining to illegal immigrants given amnesty under President Obama’s unconstitutional deferred deportation(DACA) and said that the sentiments against allowing illegal immigrants to serve in the military comes | Read More »

    Clown Cars, Edsels and the Model-T

    The cute folks on Leftist websites have taken to dubbing the growing Republican Presidential hopeful field as a “clown car.”  Of course they are referring to that well-worn circus tradition of a small car driven into the center ring out of which emerge a large number of clowns.  To wit, this is a partial list of some headline articles from the children at DailyKos, Alternet, | Read More »

    Help threatened allies with surplus military equipment

    The President is ending transfers of some military equipment and weapons to domestic law enforcement agencies. Rather than destroy or warehouse such equipment, the United States should offer it to those allies and friendly nations which are under attack or threatened with possible attack. By transferring useful hardware to Ukraine; the Kurdistan Regional Government; Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia; Israel; Taiwan; Egypt; Saudi Arabia, and other threatened friendly nations and | Read More »

    What will America look like if the environmentalists win?

    The idea of citizens willingly being chipped (like a dog) and tracked may seem extreme to some, but as I returned to the U.S. and scanned my passport while the kiosk took my picture and printed out a report that allowed me back into the country, I realized it is a closer reality than we think. If you’ve seen advertising pop up on your computer based on websites you’ve visited, or if as you pull out of your driveway on Monday morning, your phone, without your asking it to, tells you how long it will take you to get to work, you know the scenario presented in Mountain Whispers, Days without Sun, while fiction, is totally possible. Unless, like the Appalachian Mountain folks, we get what is going on and fight it while it is still an ideological war that can be won without bloodshed.

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    DHS Internet Kill Switch: No Checks & Balances or Court Oversight and FOIA Requests Denied

    A kill switch refers to the government’s authority to disconnect wireless networks — both private and commercial. It involves both cell phones and the Internet and takes place in the event of an emergency. Many questions surround the government’s use of the kill switch, but last week a federal appeals court ruled the US does not have to disclose its secret strategy, Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) 303, | Read More »

    President Obama’s Permanent Presidency?

    Imagine if President Obama and his policies never left office.

    Imagine if the unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats in the IRS, DOJ, HHS, DHS, and other federal agency could target conservatives, “piece together” charges against patriots, and force a permanent partisan progressive agenda on the American people.

    That’s the reality we face in America today. But there is something we can do.

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    Gay Rights: We will be made to not only care, but to watch

    Eric has coined the phrase regarding gay rights as, “being made to care.” That has proven to be very true. But that is not enough. In the media, all sorts of programming has homosexual relationships being acted out on our television screens. In the show “How to get away with Murder,” there is a male central character that seems to always have a scene where he | Read More »

    The Wrong Use of Georgia Capitol

    The Savannah Morning News and Augusta Chronicle ran stories today about the Georgia Chamber of Commerce gala 100 year birthday held at the State Capitol. The Savannah Morning News headline glared, “Deal bends rules for Ga. Chamber’s gala at the Capitol.” The Georgia Building Authority rents facilities in the Capitol area for various groups through the year; however, the rules for the Capitol building itself | Read More »

    Supreme Court Strikes Down Part of Maryland Income Tax Scheme

    This morning at 10:00, the Supreme Court issued opinions in six cases.  First, in a 9-0 decision authored by Justice Kagan, the Court ruled that a convicted felon can turn over their lawfully owned firearms to any third party provided the court is satisfied that the third party will not give the convicted felon control over those firearms. There were three other unanimous decisions that | Read More »

    Save Streaming Music From Government Imposed Extinction

    Decisions are being made right now that will impact your music streaming service. There is a good chance, if the government screws up, that your Pandora or iHeartRadio or other music streaming service will be turned off and your music app will be useless. The best thing government could do is to take actions that will expand music streaming services, not destroy them. The great | Read More »

    The Amtrak Crash: When Government is Ideological Instead of Lawful and Logical

    Last week’s deadly Amtrak crash was absolutely horrendous. For Democrats and their fellow Big Government advocates – it was a serious crisis they are trying desperately to not let go to waste. They first tried to say the cause of the crash was a lack of government money. Except Amtrak has received over $30 billion since its 1970 inception. The last spending bill signed by | Read More »

    Bernie Sanders’ New Hampshire Problem

    The Leftist blogosphere is all excited about the entry of Bernie Sanders into the presidential race for the Democratic Party.  There are many questions regarding his motivation for declaring his candidacy.  Personally, I think he entered the race to make Hillary Clinton look younger and fresher.  Many actually believe he has a legitimate chance against the Clinton machine and Clinton, for her part, has welcomed | Read More »

    Rep. Kinzinger: I’d Vote To Continue NSA Data Collection Struck Down By Courts

    Speaking with AM 1230 WJBC following this weeks federal court ruling that struck down the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of American citizens phone metadata(call length, numbers involved, etc) Illinois congressman Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) 47% said that he would vote to continue that data collection albeit with some additional transparency to make Americans “feel comfortable” with the NSA spying program. Others | Read More »

    Rep. Kinzinger: Going To Take Some US Ground Troops To Fight ISIS In Iraq

    Speaking with Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren Friday about the offensive by ISIS that has nearly taken all of Ramadi Illinois congressman Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) 47%, an Iraq war veteran and Air Guard pilot, said that is was going to take some American ground troops fighting along side Iraqi forces to drive ISIS out of Ramadi, Mosul and other Iraqi cities | Read More »

    The Academics Awards

    Now that the class of 2015 has largely graduated to enter the working world from the comfort of their parent’s basement, its time to review the best and worst of the past academic year.  Without further ado, its time for the First Annual Academics Awards (to be held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion): The Award for Stupid Government Actions:  The winner is: The California state | Read More »

    STEPHANOPOULOS SHOULD BE FIRED

    A simple apology is insufficient to atone for deliberate deception of the American people. The only fair and reasonable punishment for George Stephanopoulos should be permanent removal from broadcasting to prevent this from reoccurring. Neither, should we completely absolve Disney-controlled ABC. They knew when hiring Stephanopoulos he was a long standing supporter and political operative for the Clintons. Yet, they have knowingly permitted continuation of | Read More »

    Fist-sized Impact Found on Train: Was Amtrak a Terror Attack?

    Fist-sized Impact Found on Train: Was Amtrak a Terror Attack?

      Investigators found a “fist-sized circular area of impact” in the windshield of the derailed Amtrak train in Philadelphia.  This new twist has us all thinking the same thing:  terrorists may have again struck America’s soft underbelly. Robert L. Sumwalt, the lead investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board, said at a news conference Friday an assistant conductor reported that she heard a radio transmission | Read More »

    Good Bye America It Was Good to Know You

    It used to be that as one grew older their experience developed wisdom that could help guide succeeding generations.  Today the world moves too fast.  In some ways my 10 year old granddaughter knows more intuitively about computers than I do after working online since there was an online. My father grew up plowing with mules as had his father and his grandfather and so | Read More »

    How to Answer the Iraq Question

    The real mistake with going into Iraq was the plan to transition to a new government. Islamic countries are not suited to be free republics or democracies (fleeting transitions to oligarchy). Especial Islamic countries as subdivided as Iraq is. The societal elements necessary to sustain free republics are not found in Islamic countries. Read the founders! Study history. Its NOT THERE. So, the best you could do in Iraq is to establish a pro-western dictator or send in missionaries until the place is Christian.

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    A book for Christians and American citizens

    Very briefly, What is each chapter about and why is it in the book? Chapter 2. Free Will from God, Liberty from Government – God created humans with free will. A good government should protect and promote free will of its citizens. Chapter 3. Creation and Evolution: Two Competing Theories – The author believes there is stronger evidential support for Creation, but neither can be | Read More »

    Cultural Manipulation: How Wikipedia is influencing our nation

    Don’t bother editing Wikipedia. Wikipedia is in charge of rewriting history according to the political persuasion of its masters. And we are worse off for it. How can the The Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956, popularly known as the National Interstate and Defense Highways Act get a nickname in Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Aid_Highway_Act_of_1956 But the The Affordable Health Care for America Act is never called Obamacare in | Read More »

    Five Reasons Why Jeb Bush Should Drop Out Now (before officially entering the 2016 race)

    Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush   Re-posted from BizPacReview  and   Conservative News Today Facebook   After finishing the first draft of this piece I received a late night return phone call from a Florida Republican power player (who asked that his name be withheld). He was responding to a question from me earlier about former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s prospects for | Read More »

    Baltimore in the Rearview Mirror

    Now that the controversy over Freddie Gray’s death in Baltimore, Maryland has simmered down somewhat, the inevitable hand-wringing and post-mortem analysis has begun.  To recount, Gray was arrested for “something” and while being transported and asking for medical help, suffered some form of spinal cord injury that eventually led to his death.  Gray was not secured in the police vehicle which the press portrayed as | Read More »

    These Republicans Voted Against the 20 Week Abortion Ban (Updated)

    These Republicans Voted Against the 20 Week Abortion Ban (Updated)

      Four House Republicans voted against the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.”  The bill, which creates a 20 week abortion ban, passed 242-184, with four Democrats voting in favor. Even Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) 58%, who killed the original version of the bill to weaken it with the usual incest and health of the mother provisions, voted for it this time. Here are the | Read More »

    20 House Republicans Vote To Allow Illegals To Join Military

    Thursday the House of Representatives voted on an amendment offered by Alabama Republican Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) 99% that would strip an immigration provision from the 2016 NDAA. The provision would allow DREAMers, illegal immigrants who were brought into the US as children, to enlist in the United States Armed Forces. Illinois Republican congressman Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) 47% | Read More »

    Rand Paul in TechLand

    This past weekend Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) 87% opened a small office at an incubator in a gritty neighborhood in the center of San Francisco, and spent an hour with a crowd of about 100 giving a short stump speech and answering questions from San Francisco Chronicle political reporter Carla Marinucci and a representative of one of the event organizers. The sponsors were Brigade | Read More »

    The Jeb Bush Doctrine

    Fox News’ Megyn Kelly asked Bush regarding George Bush’s invasion of Iraq, “Knowing what you knew then, what would you do?” Bush answered that he would do what his brother did – launch an invasion of Iraq. Bush now claims he “misinterpreted the question”. How such a fundamentally basic question can be misinterpreted is subject to question, but Bush’s entire neoconservative narrative about Iraq contradicts itself in numerous ways.

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    Urban, Rural & Suburban — Who ISIS Has Been Recruiting In The U.S. & How

    At 5:37 p.m. on Friday, May 1, a Twitter user sent a tweet to the Garland Police Department’s official Twitter account, alerting the agency to a potential ISIS attack in Texas. The Twitter user, who is affiliated with Anonymous hacktivists, sent the tweet on behalf of #OpISIS, an operation which counters ISIS activity online. The threat originated in the account of @AnsarAlUmmah49, but the tweet | Read More »

    Follow the Money: Ceres Conference 2015

    Follow the Money: Ceres Conference 2015

    Just a short drive across the Coast Ranges of California from the drought stricken Central Valley, business elites are meeting at The Fairmont San Francisco this week for the annual Ceres Conference to advance the liberal environmental agenda. Of course, according to the event homepage, “climate change” is to blame for “torrential rain events” and “unprecedented drought” making “the time ripe for creative disruption”.  We’re | Read More »

    Cronyism in the “Short Sale” Market

    In the classic 1976 movie “Network,” there is a famous scene where a character played by the late Peter Finch shouts, “I’m mad as hell and I’m not gonna take it anymore!” I feel that same sentiment is growing throughout America, as the cost of our debt and regulatory state has exploded. In the era of Obama, we are now pushing our way far beyond | Read More »

    Fox News Should Expose Obama’s Anti-Small Business Agenda

    Last week, Public Citizen, a government watchdog group founded by Ralph Nader, released an investigative report that exposed the Obama Administration has cheated American middle class small businesses out of hundreds of billions in federal small business contracts. The investigative report was titled, “Slighted” with a subtitle, “Accounting Tricks Create False Impression That Small Businesses Are Getting Their Fair Share of Federal Procurement Money, and | Read More »

    Team Rubio gets an Ohio Ally (*and OH GOP is not happy!)

    Team Rubio gets an Ohio Ally (*and OH GOP is not happy!)

    Ohio State Treasurer and 2014 Senate nominee Josh Mandel has come out with a 2016 presidential endorsement and it’s not fellow Buckeye and current governor John Kasich. Focusing on foreign policy, the former Marine and Iraq vet wrote a column in the Daily Caller praising the vision and worldview of Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 92%. As if placing an exclamation mark on this | Read More »

    ObamaCare Is Rapidly Imploding – Will the Republican Congress Finally Do Something About It?

    How much more ObamaCare failure must mount in a titanic heap – before Congress decides to get more involved?   A Congress given in 2014 a bi-cameral, bigger and deeper Republican majority – because of ObamaCare.   2014: Another Election About ObamaCare The Second Obamacare Election Obamacare Opposition Drives 2014 Election Results Republicans given the majority – based on their stated opposition to ObamaCare. [mc_name | Read More »

    Ending Federal Welfare

    . . .   . Robert Culp, Economist | May 14, 2015 Rethinking the Safety Net The primary purpose of this proposed program is to make most Federal Welfare programs unneeded by rewarding work through changes to the tax code. This is the idea behind the Earned Income Tax credit created by President Reagan. It was inspired by the work of great free market economists | Read More »

    North Korea: A greater threat than most want to believe

    The world was startled at reports from North Korea that Kim Jong Un executed his defense chief with anti-aircraft artillery for falling asleep during a meeting 1. There’s likely far more to the execution than ‘falling asleep.’ Consolidation of power or a power struggle would be more credible reasons for this barbarity. 2. This is further proof that Kim Jong Un might be insane enough to use or | Read More »

    Big Green and Moral Outrage

    It took a presidential veto to stop the Keystone pipeline and a whole lot of misinformation on the part of the Left.  To hear their rendition, this was framed as a war between David and Goliath with David (the environmental Left) winning over Goliath (Big Oil).  Nothing could be further from the truth.  In fact, this effort to block the pipeline started back in the | Read More »

    You Only Think You Know Why the Trade Deal is Nearly Dead

    President Obama is, in reality, trying to kill the TPA.

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    Updated: RNC is STUPID!! How to solve the problem of a large field of candidates in the early GOP presidential debates

    PLEASE GO TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS DIARY FOR THE  UPDATE, which demonstrates RNC stupidity ( Reince…tell us WHY you’re agreeing to this) **************************************************************** The NY Times, and other members of the MSM, are now busy wondering just what the RNC is going to do with all those presidential candidates when the debates start. Well, actually, that’s not quite right. More likely they’re busy chortling | Read More »

    The Time Has Come To Reform a Broken Patent System

    Rarely can you find an issue in which the White House, Republicans and Democrats in Congress concur, but in a rare instance of bipartisan agreement, calls for meaningful patent reform legislation have transcended the proverbial aisle.  Bills in both the U.S. House and Senate have been introduced, and after five years of attempts, perhaps the time for action has finally arrived. In the House, the | Read More »

    Whoa Ho, Up She Rises

    Under the disturbing headline in Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal, “Sea Levels Rising Faster, Study Says,” we learned “Global sea levels are rising faster than previously thought, though seawaters haven’t climbed as high as scientists estimated, according to a new study.” In other words, the reason seawaters haven’t risen as high as expected is because they are rising faster than expected.

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    You’re Definitely a Sexist

    You're Definitely a Sexist

    In a modern age where Beyoncé is seen as the definition of feminism, it’s difficult to tell when you’re committing sexism. Frankly, it’s difficult to understand why any American male would venture outdoors. You might encounter a feminist female (or male) who has already determined you to be a card-carrying member of the patriarchy. You’re clearly on a mission to threaten the female population simply | Read More »

    The New York Times Says Christianity is Declining and I Say ‘Amen!’

    The New York Times Says Christianity is Declining and I Say 'Amen!'

    The New York Times declared that Christianity in America is declining and I say “Amen to that!”

    Scott Walker and That Koch Money

    Eight months out from the first caucus, the Left is already developing a message about the potential Republican nominee.  It will make little difference who that candidate will be which illustrates two things.  First, their logic is inconsistent given the online rhetoric thus far.  Second, it is obvious from the main target of that rhetoric that they probably fear this candidate more than any other | Read More »

    Rep. Kinzinger: Ted Cruz Running For President Because Of Social And New Media; Jeb Bush Will Win Because He’s A Good Manager

    [mc_name name='Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL)' chamber='house' mcid='K000378' ] Illinois 16th district Republican congressman Adam Kinzinger was on with Roe Conn AM 720 WGN last week and the face of the House GOP establishment on all things foreign affairs was in rare RINO form taking shots at a fellow Republican in Presidential candidate Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% | Read More »