The Watercooler ~ Starbucks and Oprah Celebrate Lesbian “Motherhood”
Having moved recently, I decided to stick it to cable and forgo television altogether so I may have missed seeing the Mother’s Day commercial where Starbucks and Oprah join hands to push the goodness of lesbian motherhood while introducing Oprah’s new Teavana Oprah Chai Tea. The commercial entices the audience to celebrate all kinds of moms and slips in a lesbian couple as part of | Read More »
Marsha Blackburn shilling for Margaret Sanger
It’s time to take the gloves off on this one folks. How can you honestly call yourself a conservative and prolife and build a museum that honors the queen of racism, the champion of Eugenics, and the Founder of Planned Parenthood? Marsha you are either a “useful idiot” for the Marxist left or you lack core convictions. I could expect this from a Susan Collins or | Read More »
Send support to Matt Bevin
The Kentucky U.S. Senate GOP primary candidate, Matt Bevin, needs a flood of money now in order to get ads running to defeat Mitch McConnell. Voters in Kentucky need to hold McConnell accountable for the multitude of failures in this gov’t. Waste. Fraud. Deliberate violation of our Constitution. Enough is enough; step aside. It’s time for fresh ideas, new approaches. The status quo put forth by establishment | Read More »
Thank You, Erick
As a lifelong conservative Nebraskan, I have spent countless hours listening to and reading political punditry, often lamenting our Cornhusker Kickback Nelsons and our McCain-like Hagels. (How can Nebraska be such a conservative RedState, yet have such a poor history of Senators..?) With Johanns retiring, many Nebraskans were hopeful that the 2014 Senate candidates would consist of more than just the usual, perennial “vote-for-me” professional | Read More »
Arkansas Republican Primary Endorsements
When it comes to Arkansas politics, the state is considered red and that is true as concerns federal offices. All four House members are Republican as is one of their senators. However, when it comes to state politics, the GOP has had difficulty winning the legislature and has had a Democratic governor of late.In the Republican primary, there are three somewhat able and formidable candidates | Read More »
Conservatives: stop playing soldier and start fighting
The camel’s nose is in the tent. We gave an inch, and lost a mile. The bells are tolling.
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Boko Haram reveals motives behind kidnapping
While the the Obama administration has been taking some flak for its reliance on hashtag diplomacy as the primary means for dealing with serious international situations, the recent #bringbackourgirls campaign appears to be showing some results. In an just released video, Abubakar Shekau, the leader of Boko Haram, has announced to the world their true motivations for this heinous act along with their conditions for | Read More »
, global terrorism
, Global Warming
, Harry Reid
, leon panetta
, Radical Islam
America: Taking a Walk on the Wild Side
In 1972 Lou Reed released the classic Take a Walk on the Wild Side. Peaking at #16 on the pop charts, the song described an underground lifestyle that was unknown to most of America and whose subject matter was counter to the prevailing culture. References to transsexuals, male prostitutes, oral sex, and drug usage were each a vignette in the song’s verses. Because Americans were considered | Read More »
Don Beyer Promises to Tax Virginians Into Oblivion (Video)
Via Friends of Don Beyer, this video is a couple of months old but, the ‘progressive carbon tax’ he promises to support in the video should frighten every Virginian. With no significant warming occurring in the last 17 years, is this tax really necessary? What does a tax like this mean for Virginia families?
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Michael Sam Is Not A Hero; Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi Is
Michael Sam Apparently to many out there being drafted near the end of the NFL’s 7th, and last, round from a big college football school that is in one of the four major conferences is enough to make someone a hero. Since Michael Sam was drafted by the St. Louis Ram’s Saturday the media, social networking sites, heck even smoke signals were all abuzz along | Read More »
Boko Haram and the Obama State Department’s Deadly Wishful Thinking
Boko Haram has long been a vile and despicable terrorist organization that has committed some of the most brutally heinous acts against humanity imaginable, but only now is the Obama State Department – with its hand forced – beginning to truly confront their atrocities.
For years Boko Haram has ruthlessly attacked Christians throughout Nigeria, indiscriminately slaughtering men, women, and children alike, and yet many on the Left have been nearly silent. Even worse, the Obama State Department did nothing.
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Donald Sterling, liberal hypocrisy, and warped priorities in Faux Outrage Land
Alright, I don’t want to comment on the overblown crime that isn’t a crime currently distracting from an economy that – thanks to Dear Leader – may soon fall behind China—I’d prefer to write about hemorrhoids, but since it reminds me of hemorrhoids, I’ll opine on the idiocy unleashed by Donald Sterling’s less than sterling yap. Yesterday, I stuck my toe in the water with the following insensitive and repugnant | Read More »
Capsule View of 2014 Republican Senate Races
Here they are in alphabetical order, the 15 Republican Seats up for election in 2014. Alabama RED STATE WINNER Jeff Sessions has already wrapped up this seat. He is the incumbent. He has no primary opponent, and there’s no Democrat running against him. Georgia LEANING COMFORTABLY RED Saxby Chambliss retired. | Read More »
Becoming a nation of cowards?
Throughout American history, our nation has prided itself on its tolerance. Tolerance of different faiths, cultures, ideas, races. Our ancestors fought the American Revolution because they would not tolerate “taxation without representation” and other transgressions against them by the mother country. A Civil War was fought because Americans could no longer tolerate man enslaving man because of skin color. Fast forward to 2014, and we | Read More »
Oregon Republican Primary Endorsements
Besides the congressional seats in play this year, Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley’s seat is up for reelection as well as that of Governor Kitzhaber whose job approval ratings are not that great. When reading this entry, it is important to keep in mind that this is Oregon, not exactly (at least electorally speaking) a bastion of conservatism. The bulk of the population of the state is centered | Read More »
Minimum Wage — Politics versus Reality.
I published in another venue that the current $10.10 proposal steals a catch-phrase from Herman Cain and makes it impossible for Republicans to support the President’s purely political request. I say the Party should jump on board, and make a big deal about supporting last year’s State of the Union request for $9.00 an hour! Despite the fact that thirty years of studies have proved | Read More »
Do These Georgia Senate Candidates Think We’re Stupid?
The U.S. Senate race in Georgia has devolved into pathetic attempts by many of the candidates to define themselves and differentiate themselves from the others candidates. Let’s be fair to them and their consultants: Most voters are indeed stupid and/or uninformed, primarily the latter. Many more are just apathetic. The proof? Watch how public opinion changes based on TV and web ads. This would not | Read More »
EPA employee who made $120,000 per/year watching porn in cubicle (2-6 hours per day) makes blogger consider monastic flight….
Ever notice that some days you spend more time with your face in your hands than others? These days, I’m increasingly inclined to act on my yearn to join a monastery, the one I stumbled across in northern Ireland that banned “communication with the outside world.” More stories like this might close the deal. But until then, let’s address why my Yin lacks Yang. To wit: | Read More »
UPDATE: Harvard group cancels black mass, but Faust still defends it
Harvard University has set the low water mark for tastelessness and outrage. Harvard University Extension School’s Cultural Studies Club is “re-enacting a black mass.”
No, this is not education. It’s not a re-enactment. Harvard’s Cultural Studies Club is conducting a black mass.
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Pennsylvania Union Bosses Not Registered to Lobby
Leaders of Pennsylvania’s public employee unions regularly lobby state legislative leaders, despite the fact none of them are registered to do so.
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Tags: AFSCME Council 13
, American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees Council 13
, David Fillman
, Department of Labor
, Dominic Pileggi
, Frank Dermody
, Frank Snyder
, Pennsylvania AFL-CIO
, Rick Bloomingdale
, UFCW 1776
, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1776
, Wendell W. Young IV
Michael Sam, Don Jones, and the Enemies of Free Speech
I don’t understand something about the mind of modern American liberals. For them the limits of free speech are endless, from mocking Christ, the most disrespectful jokes about conservative females, to the most vile comments about Christians, Republicans, straight white males between 45-55, and everyone in between their crosshairs; the line simply isn’t there in terms of what can be and can’t be said when | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ VA Tea Party Rocks Cantor’s World [Amended]
In one more clear signal that the Tea Party is not dead, on Saturday, Tea Party activists ousted a top ally of Eric Cantor’s from a key Virginia chairmanship in Cantor’s own district: Conservatives mobilized against Linwood Cobb – the powerful, incumbent 7th district GOP Chair who was working with Cantor’s top establishment consultants and political action committees to take power away from grassroots delegates | Read More »
Week 19 Chronological Bible Reading -2014
Week 19 – 2014 May Monday 12 Psalms 23; 26; 28; 31; 35 Tuesday 13 Psalms 41; 43; 46; 55; 61; 62; 64 Wednesday 14 Psalms 69-71; 77 Thursday 15 Psalms 83; 86; 88; 91; 95 Friday 16 Ps. 108-109; 120-121; 140; 143-144 Saturday 17 Psalms 1; 14-15; 36-37; 39 Sunday 18 Psalms 40; 49-50; 73
Will the UN Criminalize the Pro-Life Movement as “Torture”?
Last week, questioners on United Nations Committee Against Torture called pro-life speech “torture.”
This move is part of a broader push by the radical abortion lobby to essentially criminalize the pro-life movement.
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A Day at the Races(4/18/14), Part 2: Endorsing David Pennington for Georgia Governor
On Friday, April 18, 2014, I had the opportunity to attend two political meet-and-greets held around my area. The first one was hosted by Republican Congressman and US Senate candidate Phil Gingrey. The second one, which I will now document, was hosted by former Republican Mayor of Dalton, GA, and Gubernatorial candidate David Pennington, who is primarying incumbent Republican Governor Nathan Deal. This meeting was | Read More »
Republicans and Donald Trump
So, this morning, I saw a tweet promoted by the Republican Leadership Conference 2014 account, and I was curious because, you know, New Orleans is a two hour drive and I could’ve taken a day to go check this out. I clicked the link and immediately decided it was not worth a missed day of work. Why? The latest speakers to confirm are Donald Trump, | Read More »
Erick: What about Delvis Dutton for Georgia’s 12th CD..check out the guy’s ad.
The other day. Erick posted his Georgia picks here: http://www.redstate.com/2014/05/09/my-georgia-picks/ He didn’t recommend people in every race. I know very little about local Georgia politics..but in the 12th CD, to beat Dem John Barrow…who somehow manages to survive again and again, a state senator named Delvis Dutton is running for the GOP nomination. Please check out his ads, they’re 15 second gems….with a great tag | Read More »
Headlines for May 12, 2015
I’m donning my tinfoil hat today and gazing into the future for headlines on May 12, 2015.
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34-Year Incumbent Lashes Out against Conservative Challenger
From the diaries, by Erick An ironclad rule of campaigns is that desperate candidates launch negative ads. Last week, we saw only the latest example of this in northeast Texas, where our primary runoff election will be held on May 27 (early voting begins May 19). First, a bit of background. Congressman Ralph Hall (R-TX) first ran of political office in 1949. You read that | Read More »
Over a three-year period, 2009-2012, Department of Justice data shows American taxpayers footed the bill for more than $53 million in so-called environmental groups’ legal fees—and the actual number could be much higher. The real motivation behind the Endangered Species Act (ESA) litigation, perhaps, could have more to do with vengeance and penance than with a real desire to protect flora and fauna. On May | Read More »
The GOP leadership must be using Common Core math to do the calculations on Immigration… and the result is exactly what you’d expect.
Anyone who cares about prosperity has to ask themselves, just how stupid are the people running the Republican Party? One has to wonder, do they even bother to look beyond NBC, the New York Times and TIME magazine for their news and information? Have they ever even bothered to pick up a PEW research paper? You sometimes have to think that if they were around | Read More »
Tags: Costa Rica
, El Salvador
, Free Markets
, GOP Establishment
, GOP leadership
, Honduras Nicaragua
, immigration reform
, Limited Government
, per capita income
, Small Government
Idaho Republican Primary Endorsements
There are three primaries of interest next Tuesday in Idaho- the one for governor and the two House races. For governor, Tea Party-affiliated candidate and state senator Russ Fulcher will go up against popular current governor Butch Otter. Fulcher’s main objection is Otter’s endorsement of a state health exchange and thus tacit approval of Obamacare. Given Otter’s approval ratings in Idaho, one cannot realistically see | Read More »
So much for debunking history: Donetsk votes for Russia
A word to the wise about history and debunked historical theories: the Domino Effect was real. It is still real. The Latvians, Estonians, Ukrainians, Poles, Czechs, Romanians, Germans and others who were buttoned up behind the Iron Curtain for 50 years know it’s real. Our indifference and idleness in the face of Putin’s reanimated Russian Bear provokes fears of another 70 years of an Iron Curtain, replaced by a Steel Ring, run from Moscow by a man unfettered by western morals, but skilled in crafting his own image at home, and abroad.
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OMG!!!Eleanor Clift loses her mind: Chris Stevens wasn’t murdered, he died of “smoke inhalation.”
Just when you think it couldn’t get any crazier, it does. Eleanor Clift, the shrill harridan apologist for the left, on “The McLaughlin Report” today, somehow, I surmise, trying to defend Hillary, opined that Stevens’ death was an unfortunate industrial accident: Next she’ll tell us that the 30o girls in Nigeria weren’t kidnapped by Islamic terrorists..they were actually just out on a school field trip, | Read More »
Unethical Mailings by WV House Democrats Receive Scrutiny
Last month it was revealed that Democrat members of the West Virginia House of Delegates used their franking privileges to reach likely Democrat voters – a major ethic law violation. It only gets worse from here.
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Where is Bill Foster?
As we sit and wonder just exactly what our Congress is up, it is time we step up to accept part of the blame for the dysfunction that pervades our government. In the past year we have suffered through a government shutdown, repeated budget standoffs, the start of the implementation of Obamacare, numerous foreign policy disasters, and countless amounts of tax dollars wasted. While our | Read More »
Why Do They Lie to Us?
When faced with the highest levels of unemployment in American History why does the government trumpet a falling unemployment rate? In the face of overwhelming evidence of ineptness at best in Benghazi why do our hacks and their flacks insult us with answers like, “Dude this was two years ago!” With the obvious politicization of the IRS why does the president tell us there isn’t | Read More »
Tags: Benghazi scandal
, Clinton Scandal Benghazi
, Dr. Robert Owens
, Government lies
, irs scandal
, mainstream media bias
, Obama cover-up
, obamas lies
, Obama’s scandals
, unemployment figures
, unemployment rate
For a Good Laugh
The White House has established a page on their official website dedicated to climate change. Naturally, it ignores evidence to the contrary because, after all, there is this alleged scientific consensus that the world is warming, that man is causing it by the creation of increased carbon dioxide emissions, that the Obama administration is the only ones doing anything about it, and that if we | Read More »
5-13-14: Nebraska & West Virginia Primary Endorsements
Cross Posted from LLPH: Link This Tuesday continues our long march to freedom in 2014. Last week, LLPH scored a major victory with the win of Rep. Walter Jones in North Carolina’s 3rd District and helping Mark Walker move on into a run-off in NC 6th District. We did face some losses in North Carolina Senate race and in some challenges to RINO incumbents. This | Read More »
Honor Mothers, Pray for Families
Millions of American Christians will gather in churches this morning to give thanks and praise to their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Mothers will be honored and given special recognition for the love and dedication they offer their families every day. This is an American tradition; a much loved event each May. As we all remember the woman that gave each of us life, let | Read More »
Nebraska Republican Primary Endorsements
On Tuesday, Nebraska will hold their primaries to determine who will run for Governor, a Senate seat, and their three House seats. For Governor, Dave Heineman is term-limited. The chance to succeed him for the GOP is being battled out by six challengers which indicates how deep the Republican bench is in Nebraska. Five of the six are “decent” potential candidates. The smart money would | Read More »
Conservatives cannot let liberal racism go unanswered!
Several days ago, James Clyburn, the #3 ranking Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives, accused U.S. Senator Tim Scott of not voting “according to the color of his skin.” No doubt, that comment inspired a Bloomberg News reporter to claim that Republicans “lowered the bar” for black people by supporting Senator Scott. Blatant racism and race baiting needs to end in American politics! I | Read More »
2016: Rand Paul?
Forget about the dozen or so potential Republican presidential candidates. It really doesn’t matter how much you or I may like one or the other of them and think he would be the greatest President since Ronald Reagan. After the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primaries, the rest of us will be left to choose between the 3 (or possibly 4) candidates who are left standing. Chances | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ Benghazi Trilogy
For those who may have missed different aspects of all of the events that have transpired in the last week relative to the Benghazi investigation, here are some brief highlights: First, Congressman Tom Cotton on the House floor: Next, we have Senator Lindsay Graham making bold observations and declarations: And finally, (my fave), we have Judge Jeanine Pirro calling for the impeachment of Obama: Have | Read More »
West Virginia Republican Primary Endorsements
Besides their three House seats- one vacant and a Democratic held, but vulnerable seat- West Virginia has an open Democratic Senate seat up for grabs this year. There are three Republicans in the mix for that Senate seat- Larry Butcher, who was a 2006 state senate candidate, Matthew Dodrill, a candidate for Wood County assessor in 2012, and 2nd District Congresswoman Shelley Moore-Capito. In reality, | Read More »
The Washington Aristocracy is winning, the fight shifts away from the polls.
There is no doubt that the McConnell/Boehner Aristocrats have bought into the post partisan political vision of his royal highness and POTUS. Their vision of America mimicks the Democrats of fifty or 100 years ago. They have annointed themselves the earls, and counts of modern day America. As if that wasn’t obvious by the family tradition of inherited congressional and senate seats. We who believe | Read More »
Ukraine: The Way Out
In Ukraine we see the continuation of an Obama administration pattern that we saw in Libya, Egypt, and Syria – encouragement of crowds to replace the sitting government without a good understanding of who the players were or a plan for what was to follow. The first three were not strategically important to the West, but in Ukraine we are dealing with Vladimir Putin and a resurgent Russia. The | Read More »
It’s the Democrats, NOT Republicans, who are about to make the same huge mistake over Benghazi as they did with Clinton’s impeachement
As the Benghazi investigation heats up with the appointment of a Select Committee in the House, Democrats and the MSM are tripping over themselves in hand-wringing displays of concern for the GOP, reminding everyone how previously Republicans supposedly overplayed their hand, regurgitating ad nauseam the factoid that in the 6th year the President’s party ALWAYS loses seats’ excepting of course, in 1996, when the Democrats | Read More »
Sorry Mainstream Media, Conservatives Will Have a Greater Say in ’16 Debates
We all remember the 2012 presidential primary debates, with the liberal media interrogating our candidates on issues that were often not a priority to most Americans. It was a sad situation, a traveling circus, and it was because the mainstream media was in control of every aspect of those debates. They all wanted a chance to go after our candidates, and some of them clearly | Read More »
Obama Escalates Campaign To Cover Up Fraud Against Small Businesses
Watch any speech by President Obama and you will more than likely hear him talk about jobs and the middle class. The reason he does this is because the polls show the number one issue on the minds of registered voters is the economy and jobs. When I want to be persuasive I like to stick to the facts. Let’s looks at the facts on | Read More »