Sergeant Bergdahl and thinking the worst of the Obama regime
In view of the past five years of the Obama regime we’ve learned that just when you reach the point where you want to say “they’d never do that” you come up short and admit that they would. For instance, the using the IRS as political Brown Shirts has been passe since Richard Nixon tried it circa 1972. Benghazi: whether or not a rescue was | Read More »
Charter School Board President Resigns over Common Core
Brian Polet resigned as as board president and from the board of directors of Eagle Crest Charter Academy located in Michigan. Below is his stinging resignation letter. Please read and share this letter. Dear Eagle Crest Charter Academy, National Heritage Academies, and Central Michigan University, Effective June 30, 2014, I officially resign as board president and from the board of directors of the Eagle Crest | Read More »
How is Prohibiting Consumers from Getting Free Stuff Pro-Consumer?
The Media Marxist Left pushing the terrible Internet policy known as Network Neutrality oft are absurdly called “consumer groups.” Major U.S. Consumer Groups Support (Federal Communications Commission) FCC Action on Net Neutrality They want Net Neutrality because they want a single-payer government Web – they want the government to be your sole Internet Service Provider (ISP). “(T)he ultimate goal is to get rid of the | Read More »
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Why Gridlock is a Good Thing
Gridlock is one of the greatest blessings bestowed upon us by the Framers. It is a natural result of the checks and balances built into the system to stop any temporary majority from fundamentally changing the country. If it wasn’t for the checks and balances FDR would have completely socialized the country back in the 1930s. If it wasn’t for them now BHO would simply | Read More »
EPA rules to increase energy costs by 40%
The EPA is going to increase your electric bill by 40% by 2020. The new planned regulations will cut CO2 emissions from power plants by 30% in the next 15 years.
Get ready to pay for a big, steaming chunk of nothing.
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Marita Noon: Welcome to the “no pee” section of the swimming pool
All the regulations the administration may impose will not “nudge” the rest of the world to follow. Just because we declare that we won’t pee in the pool, won’t stop the others. And, just like the water in the pool, CO2 emissions are fungible.
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Tags: "Cap and Trade"
, CO2 Emissions
, Coal-Fired Power Generation
, EPA Powerplant Regulations
, executive orders
, Natural Gas
Forty One Traitors
A traitor is someone who betrays a friend, a country, or a principle. To betray your country is to deliberately do harm to its foundational principles. Forty one US Senators are sponsoring a proposed Constitutional Amendment that would, if enacted, deliberately do harm to our country by destroying the foundational principle of free speech upon which our strength and peaceful existence relies. We have forty | Read More »
Barack Obama, Free Speech and Operation Choke Point… you’d better watch out, you might be next!
The Constitution guarantees every American the Freedom of Speech. The very first Amendment to the document says “Congress shall make no law… abridging the freedom of speech…” Of course, what is speech that it needs such protection? Speech is more than just saying what’s on your mind, regardless of how profound or silly it is. Speech is communication. That’s the speech that needed protection and | Read More »
Leftists and the Roberts Court
Every so often, I like to read articles in liberal publications in the hopes of gaining some understanding of how the Leftist mind works. Granted, it is a tough task and Ann Coulter may be most correct in her analysis. A recent article in The National Journal by Norm Ornstein titled “Is It Time to Give Term Limits to Supreme Court Justices?” is illustrative of | Read More »
Caskets Los Angeles
This edition of the Funeral Consumer Guide is highlighted by the selection of tips detailing the array of caskets available in today’s market. Despite protections provided by the FTC’s Funeral Rule consumers routinely overpay for caskets purchased from funeral homes, simply because they do not know their rights or what products are available wholesale. Metal funeral caskets offer the greatest durability. Steel caskets are graded | Read More »
Week 22 Chonological Bible Reading – 2014
Week 22 – 2014 June Monday 02 1 Kings 2:13-3:28; 2 Chron. 1:1-13 Tuesday 03 1 Kings 5-6; 2 Chron. 2-3 Wednesday 04 1 Kings 7; 2 Chron. 4 Thursday 05 1 Kings 8; 2 Chron. 5:1-7:10 Friday 06 1 Kings 9:1-10:13; 2 Chron. 7:11-9:12 Saturday 07 1 Kings 4; 10:14-29; 2 Chron. 1:14-17; 9:13-28; Psalm 72 Sunday 08 Proverbs 1-3 Kings and Chronicles | Read More »
The Right to Keep Your Conscience
A central reason for the founding of our country was religious freedom. This is a big part of what makes America exceptional. Freedom of conscience is central to human dignity and religious freedom. If you forget how important this is look around the world and give thanks once again for the freedom we have to practice our faith, to believe or not to believe, in | Read More »
The Long Enduring Obamas
Many lines have been written concerning Mr. Ta-Nehisi Coates’ recent reparations rant. An excellent reposte can be found at NRO by Kevin Williamson. http://www.nationalreview.com/article/378737/case-against-reparations-kevin-d-williamson It has a few logical lapses, but overall is pretty good. In the meantime, I cannot resist the temptation to reply directly to Mr. Coates assertion (in the original piece to which Williamson is responding) that: “In the contest of upward mobility, Barack and Michelle | Read More »
Reparations – good for wealthy Democrats
I found this on NRO: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/378737/case-against-reparations-kevin-d-williamson Some of Mr. Williamson’s conclusions are nonsense, not to mention contradicted by his own words elsewhere in the piece: “The fact is that the situation of African Americans in the United States has improved precisely to the extent that whites have begun to forgo tribalism and to genuinely commit themselves to the principles of liberalism, the long march toward | Read More »
“The United States of America does not ever leave our men and women in uniform behind.” — President Barack Obama
I’m very happy for Sergeant Bergdahl and his family that he will be returning home. Not that’s out of the way, the cynic in me arises at the timing of the release (as in Obama political machine maestros, “hey, Mr. President, we’re in deep trouble with the one demographic of Americans we can’t afford to lose, the veterans, and their families. We gotta do something, | Read More »
Emptying Gitmo: Obama Trades 5 Terrorist For 1 POW; House Passes Spending For Gitmo North
“This deal is getting worse all the time”-Lando Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back This weekend something very big happened in American foreign policy, the decades old doctrine of not negotiating with terrorist is dead and with that we can start counting down the days until President Obama closes Gitmo and sends those terrorist prisoners he doesn’t release to Thomson Prison in Northwestern Illinois. Sgt. | Read More »
Ukraine and Afghanistan: A Tale of Four Presidents
Somewhere in academia – maybe at Georgetown; maybe at the Sorbonne – a professor is taking notes for her next class of aspiring diplomats. Case studies are the mainstay of business and law schools; this week’s events in Afghanistan and Ukraine offer great sharply contrasating case studies for those aspiring to careers guiding their nations to peaceful resolution of thorny problems. Consider Ukraine: – The western media and the | Read More »
Mississippi Republican Primary “Endorsements”
Most of the interest in Mississippi this primary season will involve the Senate race. Before getting to that race, however, there will be two primary competitions in two of the three congressional districts held by Republicans. The first one is also the easy one- the 3rd Congressional District currently held by Gregg Harper. He is considered a mainstream or rank-and-file Republican by most pundits. The | Read More »
Cipto Junaedy Seminar Jakarta
Cipto Junaedy akan mengadakan seminar property bulan depan di Jakarta untuk singkat dan membimbing properti, pengembang real estate, manajer proyek, peralatan dan jasa konstruksi pemasok, pasar modal dan investor di Indonesia Real Estate Summit 2012 , yang diselenggarakan oleh Centre penyelenggara konferensi global yang Teknologi Management pada November 19-20. Permainan SEA mendatang dan industri pariwisata berkembang telah mengakibatkan orang asing berbondong-bondong ke Indonesia . The Nation baru-baru ini melaporkan para pejabat mengatakan | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ We The People…
The preamble to the Constitution states: We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. The Old Testament tells many stories of | Read More »
Sen Wicker (MS) & County Republican Leader Appeal for Democrat Votes in Senate Primary?
In an appeal via email to the party faithful of rural Tippah County, Jerry Windham, Ex-Officio writes that: “the Tea Party, and I suspect the Democratic party, is trying to unseat Senator Thad Cochran because he will be the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, should the Republican Party prevail as projected. That means that he will hold the purse strings of the United States Government. I suggest | Read More »
What to do about “nutjobs”: Time to man up, America
I bet you know someone, or of someone, who you’d call a genuine nutjob. I mean someone you wouldn’t trust with your dog, never mind your kids. How about someone who makes some really creepy comments, not once, but every time you see them? How about the loner at school, the weird kid?
You really never know what’s going through other people’s heads. There’s no mind-reading device, and anyone who says they can read minds is lying.
But you can observe people and see who is nutted-up (as we say in Georgia, or plain crazy for everyone else) and who’s just a redneck. Here’s a question: if you ran into the nutjob in Wal-Mart looking at the shotgun section, or at the sporting goods store browsing the pistols, would it disturb you?
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Buy YouTube Vewis
To give your business the edge, a powerful marketing tool. When you buy likes, you can give your video the instant boost to turn it into gold. Youtube Likes bring the money in Buy YouTube Views because users constantly seek video that tickles their interest and appreciation. But users can also catapult it to obscurity. Your video can become a viral phenomenon either positively or negatively. But | Read More »
Iowa Republican Primary “Endorsements”
Other than the congressional district races, there are GOP primaries for Governor and the Senate seat being vacated by Democrat Tom Harkin. First, the Governor’s race where incumbent Republican Terry Branstad seeks another term in office. The Democrats will run state senator Jack Hatch against the primary winner. As late as March, Branstad had approval ratings at 55%. Since then, due to a series of scandals | Read More »
Chicago Public Schools Refuses to Call “Jew Incinerator” Game by Students Anti-Semitic
For months a 14-year-old Jewish boy enrolled at The Ogden International School of Chicago had been subjected to anti-Semitic taunts by his classmates. According to local parent Jory Rozner Strosberg the vicious mocking included “Sending him pics of ovens, calling him half human, telling him to get in striped pjs and get in the oven…..” The boy’s mother, Lisa Wolf Clemente, encouraged her son to | Read More »
Global Elites Lament World Obesity Statistics
The easily persuaded are in an uproar over a study concluding that there are more overweight people in the world today than the entire population of the world in 1935. While the U.S. still has the largest number of “obese” people, surprisingly an increasing number can be found in the Middle East and North Africa. So at least we shouldn’t any longer have to hear | Read More »
Stay Classy: Thad Cochran Calls Chris McDaniel A “Scandal-plagued liar”
Senator Thad Cochran, sensing he may be retired after 42 years in D.C., is engaging in social media low-blows. His latest Facebook post exclaims: “Scandal-plagued liar Chris McDaniel says Thad is for gun control. The truth? Thad Cochran is endorsed by the NRA.” First of all, candidates endorsed by the NRA may or may not support gun control. After all, the NRA has a strong | Read More »
With the recent news from Medicare, I have decided to come forward with my problem. I, like apparently a certain fraction of other Americans, believe that I was born incomplete. I feel, deep in my consciousness that my body is missing something. I look in the mirror and am surprised to see the lack. I can feel them, see them in my minds eye, but | Read More »
A question for Chairman Priebus: Why isn’t the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference being livecast?
Since RNC Chairman Priebus often graces Red State with his comments, I thought I’d attempt to engage him in a brief dialogue. In case you hadn’t noticed, the 2014 Republican Leadership conference started yesterday in New Orleans, and continues through Saturday. Here’s the website: http://rlc2014.com/rlc2014/ There are some superb speakers: Bobby Jindal, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee,Alan West, Rick Perry, to name a few…. So why | Read More »
Wm. Shakespeare discusses Eric Shinseki….
“….That very frankly he confessed his treasons, implored your highness’ pardon and set forth a deep repentance: nothing in his life became him like the leaving it…..” I write this diary early Friday morning with the full expectation that around 5 PM this afternoon, the WH will announce that Eric Shinseki has been fired (allowed to resign) as head of the VA. Shinseki has to | Read More »
New Jersey Primary “Endorsements”
For Senate to take on incumbent Cory Booker, the former Democratic mayor of Newark, there are four Republicans in the field. In reality, the chances of a GOP upset here are quite small unless Booker somehow self-destructs. As has been noted in a different context, Redstate itself was silent in the 2013 special election that sent Booker to Washington to replace the deceased Frank Lautenberg. | Read More »
Establishment Republicans surrender on social issues to protect their incumbency
In a recent interview with KSL radio, Senator Orrin Hatch—a member of the G.O.P. Hall of Shame for abandoning conservative principles for political benefit—added to his lofty hall of shame credentials when he decided that being a supporter of traditional marriage was simply too passé to demand any more of his attention: “Let’s face it: anybody who does not believe that gay marriage is going | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ It Took a (Conservative) Village
A few days ago, Aaron Gardner wrote a moving and compelling diary about how it was the grace of God in his life that kept him from becoming a mass murderer. It was moving because of its simplicity and its transparency. On a political blog such as RedState, it takes great courage to disclose personal information allowing others to know about imperfections or weaknesses one | Read More »
Bring Back Chivalry and Solve #YesAllWomen
We are told by the Progressive Left that blanket statements are bad such as not all worshipers of Islam are violent as the 29 terrorists who killed Americans on 9/11 for example. We can’t say all democrats hate the military. We aren’t allowed to suggest that all ACLU lawsuits are aimed at undermining Christian rights in public environments. And we certainly aren’t allowed to suggest | Read More »
Dr. Ben Carson’s alternative to Obamacare – Part One
In the usual back and forth between the Democrats who want socialized medicine and the rest of the world who don’t, the Saul Alinsky-ites of the left often rail about the lack of an alternative from the Republicans. Besides the fact that this is total bovine fecal matter—Bobby Jindal’s proposal for example—there have been many alternatives offered to improve our previous system without nuking it | Read More »
PatientCare: Patient-centered, market-driven healthcare
*Promoted – Aaron Gardner* By: Dr. Milton Wolf The verdict is in. Americans want full repeal of ObamaCare. We have seen the future of government-run healthcare. It is a VA hospital where even our nation’s heroes learn the hard way that healthcare delayed is healthcare denied. This is the future of ObamaCare and we must repeal every single word of it. With more primary victories | Read More »
The Daily Beast Doesn’t Like @DaveRamsey’s Faith
The Daily Beast has a piece out this morning calling into question the business leadership practices of Dave Ramsey, a personal finance guru with an eight million listener radio show, the highest-ranked non-political talk show out there. The story alleges that Ramsey has been on a witch hunt against former employees who are critics of his company, the Lampo Group. Dave Ramsey makes millions telling | Read More »
A bold move – how Obama can stop the bleeding at the VA and in the WH: name Mitt Romney as head of the VA
Ralph Peters, retired Army Lt. Col and Fox military analyst, whom I greatly admire and respect, has been one of the few public defenders of VA Secretary Shinseki. Peters responds to calls for Shinseki to be replaced with the question “OK. With who?” Fair enough. Though I am loathe to suggest anything that will possibly benefit Obama, the crisis at the VA demands bold, decisive | Read More »
Abortionist Willie Parker commits the unpardonable sin
“Doctor” Willie Parker is a disgrace as a physician, and he has definitely got God’s attention. Parker is an abortionist. He flies from his home in Chicago to Jackson, Mississippi, to kill babies at that state’s last death factory.
There are so many reprehensible and evil things about abortion, but Parker’s latest statement has to be the “evilest” I’ve heard.
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Montana and New Mexico Primary “Endorsements”
In New Mexico, most of the GOP primary drama will be centered on the Senate seat currently held by Democrat Tom Udall. Unlike his brother in Colorado, this Udall has a greater chance of reelection. However, should these midterms be a decisive repudiation of the Democratic brand, then Udall is likewise vulnerable. On the GOP side, David Clements will face Allen Weh in the primary | Read More »
OIG Report Alleges “Criminal Misconduct” and “Possible Wrongful Deaths” at VA
The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for Veterans Affairs has just issued a scathing report confirming deadly allegations that VA hospitals have been hiding inordinately long and abusive wait times for our nation’s heroes to receive the medical care they deserve.
The OIG report alleges “criminal misconduct” of senior VA officials that has led to “possible wrongful deaths” of veterans. It also confirms that the VA scandal is not limited to a single VA hospital. The report states that “inappropriate scheduling practices are systemic throughout VHA [Veterans Health Administration].”
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Michelle Obama lies to Kansas high school graduates…oh the irony
Oh the irony. Michelle Obama spoke to graduating high school students in Topeka, Kansas on May 16, celebrating the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, which legally ended school segregation.
The lies come so easily. It’s Michelle Obama’s generation that is dragging our nation back into racism, a racism that is almost totally absent in most 18 year olds.
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Senator Thad Cochran Is Neither A Conservative Nor A Leader
Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran, who has been in Congress since 1978, makes his pitch for re-election clear on his campaign website: “Let’s Keep Mississippi’s Conservative Leadership.” But by what measure does Cochran consider himself conservative? It is true that he would be considered a conservative in states like Massachusetts or Maine. But Cochran is from deep-red Mississippi. His ratings on conservative scorecards do not hold | Read More »
#YesAllWomen because #BringBackOurGirls was so last week
Last week we were all discussing #BringBackOurGirls and this week we’re discussing #YesAllWomen. Just as 200 girls are still held captive in Africa, I’m going to venture to guess that issues with gender inequality (to whichever degree you believe they exist) will still be around next week. Are not enough people Tweeting? For the love of God, man Tweet! The world depends on it. Edmund | Read More »
The Democrats’ Tactical Retreat
The Democrats have been signalling for a while now that they really have no intention to truly fight, as a party, against the Republicans. Going into the political season, they had two strategies they could have chosen from, and they chose to play it safe. Generally, we all get the idea of “divide and conquer,” and there is room for both governing parties to do | Read More »
West Virginia Democrat Leadership Split on Pro-Life Special Session
Abortion continues to be an issue hurting West Virginia’s Democrats in the statehouse, and now the issue of a special session is bringing the pain.
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The View from West Des Moines (Iowa 3) GOP Primary
Great debate last night on KCCI here in Des Moines. Proud to be supporting Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz in the GOP primary. Matt has the Senate Conservatives Fund, Freedom works and Santorum endorsements. Tomm. night is the Senate debate ( Go Joni !) We are knocking doors in West Des Moines, Ankeny, Waukee. The phone bank here in the headquarters is busy. Sorta | Read More »
Sudan: Torturing and Executing a Woman for Her Faith Is No Big Deal
The Embassy of Sudan has release an official public statement that torturing and executing a woman for her Christian faith isn’t “violating human rights.”
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the liberals fear Scott Walker
So my lib exgf fwded me this piece from The New Republic (a liberal magazine) and it’s basically exactly what I’ve been saying forever here. to recap what i have been saying first: Walker is the only candidate who can beat Hillary because he is an authentic conservative, governs by conservative values, and actually persuades independent voters to support conservative values. He won his recall | Read More »