Hagel, Defense, And You!
Chuck Hagel has unveiled a new plan for the Defense Department to reduce costs by downsizing and reshaping the military into something more efficient. At the very moment he mentioned downsizing, something interesting happened. All of his words, to most conservatives, became the noise made by teachers in the Charlie Brown cartoons. And, while cuts to the military are definitely a bad idea, there is | Read More »
Piers Morgan is fired (finally)
Well Piers has been given the ax finally due to horrible ratings. I doubt anybody will be missing him. He’s a (words I can only use on twitter) and about time he’d get punished. He was always a horrible debater against really anybody who went up to. We don’t have cable or satellite so I don’t watch CNN. Though even we did I wouldn’t be | Read More »
Planned Parenthood, NARAL Distort Politician’s Comments to Make a Point They Don’t Even Agree With
The Huffington Post, NARAL, and Planned Parenthood have gone on the offensive against a pro-life politician, excoriating him for referring to pregnant women as a “host”.
Yet, this is nothing more than another example of the ever prevalent abortion distortion.
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FCC Admits Newsroom Monitors “Overstepped the Bounds” of its Authority – Shelves Proposal
A week ago, the FCC was about to implement a draconian news monitoring program that might as well have been straight out of an Orwell novel. But the American people stood up and spoke out decisively, and now the FCC has shelved the program. How did it happen?
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The Watercooler ~ Open Thread
Okay, so I created an open thread because I have need of an open thread and don’t see any others appearing. For good measure, to cut through the cacophony of dissonance and confusion that seems to be breaking out all over, I threw in a fun song. (My question for the open thread will appear as the first question in the comments after I publish | Read More »
Study Credits Volcanoes (and Other Stuff) for Saving Us From Climate Hell
As it turns out, the climate is a complex system, susceptible to influence from volcanoes, oceans, variable solar output, soot, etc., just as we have been saying all along.
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*UPDATE* EXCLUSIVE: Emails Show SC Attorney General Concerned About Absentee Voter Compliance
*Attorney General Wilson’s office has replied to my request for comment which has been added to the bottom of this post. Last week, the Super PAC of which I am a board member, Carolina Conservatives United, announced our intention to push for South Carolina to come into compliance with existing federal election law as it pertains to absentee ballots and the amount of time overseas | Read More »
My #NextPiersMorganJob And #PiersMorganReplacements Tweets
Consider this a palate cleanser. I normally don’t go on twitter just to tweet nonsense, but the news of Piers Morgan’s Primetime Departure and two great hashtags had my creative juices flowing. Enjoy: #NextPiersMorganJob: Joins some third-rate cable start-up, then quickly burns that show, and finally gets a show on @FOXSports1. #tcot #p2 — BigGator5 (@BigGator5) February 24, 2014 #NextPiersMorganJob: Starts a restaurant in #Chicago, | Read More »
A Defense of Wall Street
What is Wall Street, anyway? I would be willing to bet that 90% of the protesters from Occupy Wall Street and of self-styled liberals have absolutely no idea what Wall Street is, what it does, and how important it is. If not for Wall Street, there wouldn’t be any Main Street, certainly not as we know it today. In order for any business to be | Read More »
Is Your GOP Member Representing You or John Boehner?
Ask yourself this question: is there any Democrat that represents a solid blue congressional district who is not fully committed to advancing the progressive agenda? Is there any Democrat from deep blue territory who rubber stamps the conservative agenda? Of course not. Democrats utilize the liberal areas of the country to promote their beliefs. Yet, there are dozens of Republicans who hail from conservative districts | Read More »
My rapidly fading love affair with Wal-Mart
The first time I ever saw a Wal-Mart I was a grad student getting my MBA down in Tallahassee, FL. One opened up down the road from my apartment and I was immediately taken by the big bright stores with lots of stuff and what seemed to be pretty low prices. In class I learned the secrets to Wal-Mart’s success in its niche of “Always | Read More »
The Next Chapter for Ukraine
Feb. 21st could perhaps mark the beginning of a new chapter in Ukraine’s history. The date comes three months after the original protests were sparked by Yanukovych’s decision to note sign the Association Agreement on Nov. 21st, 2013. The situation continues to rapidly evolve, however the actions over the last several days provide hope that Ukraine is charting a path to a sustainable democratic future. | Read More »
It all depends on what you mean by “austerity”
Thursday’s Post: With 2015 budget request, Obama will call for an end to era of austerity President Obama’s forthcoming budget request will seek tens of billions of dollars in fresh spending for domestic priorities while abandoning a compromise proposal to tame the national debt in part by trimming Social Security benefits. With the 2015 budget request, Obama will call for an end to the era | Read More »
Mitt Romney and Count My Vote
Protect Our Neighborhood Elections released this statement to KSL I find it odd that once again, Mike Leavitt is looking to the wealthiest of people outside of Utah for support to CMV. While I may respect Mr. Romney, It is clear he is not educated on the issue in Utah. He suggests a majority should always select the nominee and the CMV proposal fails to | Read More »
Week 8 – Chronological Bible Reading – 2014
Week 8 – 2014 February Monday 24 Leviticus 11-12 Tuesday 25 Leviticus 13-14 Wednesday 26 Leviticus 15-17 Thursday 27 Leviticus 18-20 Friday 28 Leviticus 21-23 Saturday Mar 01 Leviticus 24-25 Sunday 02 Leviticus 26-27 Leviticus – continued He reveals a way in which His people can become holy themselves and thus have fellowship with Him. This concept is carried through the rest of the | Read More »
But Do We Have the Right To Object?
We often hear about the plight of homosexuals in America. For the movement as a whole, they have every corner of the culture in solidarity with their agenda, which is to breakdown the social norms of tradition and recast it in their image; one where constant victim hood and sexual deviance is celebrated and protected, and those who are against such things are vilified and | Read More »
A Declaration from Dependance
In 1776 our founders risked their lives and fortunes in disbanding from a despotic form of government to formally establish a Declaration of Independence which for the first time in history declared for all to see and hear that all men are created equal under God.
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The government that these brave men chose to rebel against has long since past into the annals of history however, it does garnish many of the same characteristics of our modern day Federal Government and progressive political philosophies. Philosophies that promise of utopia if only we relinquish more control and liberties over to the new aristocracy and to the nanny state.
I understand Dr Wolf
Over the weekend, news came out about Dr Milton Wolf made some facebook posts that had patient X-Rays with attempted humor along with them… http://m.cjonline.com/news/state/2014-02-22/doctors-x-ray-postings-unsettling OVERLAND PARK — U.S. Senate candidate Milton Wolf posted a collection of gruesome X-ray images of gunshot fatalities and medical injuries to his Facebook page and participated in online commentary layered with macabre jokes and descriptions of carnage. Wolf, a | Read More »
Dear #EuroMaidan: President @BarackObama Is Not Your Friend
Everyone remembers this, no? I dare you not to view that video with fresh new eyes. I mean, do you honestly think that Obama’s statement was showing support for you guys? Ha! Peggy Noonan frisks the statement*: Here is what Mr. Obama said Wednesday, as the moment approached crisis in Kiev: The U.S. holds the Ukrainian government “primarily responsible” for restoring peace. “We expect peaceful | Read More »
The Myth of “Polarization-” Part 2: The Senate
In the previous entry, I tried to illustrate that the House was not as polarized or ideological as some would have us believe. The statistics do not bear out the accusations and even if they did in some way, the two most recent Congresses with a Republican leadership in the House are not that far off modern norms. Additionally, a case can be made that | Read More »
Rose Izzo, GOP Candidate for Delaware’s Lone Congressional Seat Receives Major Endorsement
The Rose Izzo for Congress campaign in Delaware today announced that national Tea Party leader Michael Johns, a former White House speechwriter and Heritage Foundation policy analyst, has endorsed Rose Izzo for Congress in Delaware’s statewide Congressional primary and general election to be held September 9 and November 4, respectively. The Izzo campaign today released the following statement from Michael Johns: “Like many | Read More »
Jeffrey Toobin’s Article in Disgraceful
In what may be a particularly slow news cycle now that the Olympics are drawing to a close without a terrorist attack and the Ukraine president being ousted, Jeffrey Toobin penned an editorial in the New Yorker characterizing Justice Clarence Thomas’ now infamous silence on the bench as “disgraceful.” Toobin is the “go to” of the New York Times whenever there is a major Supreme | Read More »
There’s been proposal introduced that would split California into six different states. There’d be Silicon Valley, South California, West California, Central California, North California and Jefferson. It could well make it to the ballot this YEAR. There’s also similar movements happening in New York where it’d be split into 2 regions (New York and New Amsterdam) and Maryland where the western counties are wanting to | Read More »
Why We Need Capitalists
At one time in America most people were financially independent. I don’t mean by this that most people were wealthy. What I mean is that they worked for themselves as opposed to working for someone else as a hired laborer. People were farmers, or craftsmen, trappers, or frontiersmen. Thomas Jefferson pictured America as a republic based upon the yeoman farmer. That day has passed. Today | Read More »
Tags: "Spread the wealth around"
, Dr. Robert Owens
, federal regulations
, government control
, private ownership
, private property
, Progressive Agenda
The Myth of “Polarization-” Part 1: The House
As we enter this midterm election cycle in earnest, we are hearing a lot of noise about the “do nothing” Congress, about Republican “obstruction,” about the “Party of No,” etc. A simple Google search of that last phrase returns over 2 BILLION hits. As this article and the next article will try to illustrate, this phenomena is nothing new in politics. Also, I will try | Read More »
A Winning Strategy
Over the past year, particularly in the last few months, the talk of the Republican Party has been about strategy and tactics. Essentially, it comes down to two methods of fighting. Try to appeal to a wider variety of voters, particularly the independents. Fight hard-line on the issues that the party platform was established on. This fight has become bitter as both sides of the | Read More »
Absentminded Professor Spreads Falsehoods Regarding Science & Religion
Throughout much of the modern era, one of the main slugfests with the draw of a Hulk Hogan and Rowdy Roddy Piper cage match of the 1980′s has been the ongoing dispute between so-called science and religion Proponents of each side of the debate contend that their own viewpoint is the foundation upon which ultimate knowledge rests. The science side of the controversy contends that | Read More »
Working 9 to 5 – The ObamaCare Remix (Video)
Via Reason, it seems ObamaCare has altered Remy’s unemployment situation. For more Remy, visit this link.
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Lies From the Left: Who Really Benefits from a Higher Minimum Wage?
Unless you’ve been living under a rock these past few weeks, you have probably heard Obama grumbling about increasing the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour. He even created a clever tagline: “Ten, Ten…it’s easy to remember”. But what is the REAL importance of $10.10 per hour? For my little example, I’ll choose California as it is my home state. Currently, someone making | Read More »
#FlashbackFriday John Wayne on Liberty, Freedom & The Role of Government (Video)
Via The Federalist Papers, this is 100% pure awesomeness from John Wayne. For the life of me, I can’t figure out what movie this is from? Anyone want to guess?
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It Was a Lie – Mark Warner Lied, Your Health Care Plan Died (Video)
Via RPV, Mark Warner, the senior Senator from Virginia says essentially the same promise of ‘ If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan’ that President Obama promised over and over and over again.
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Scott Walker does not support amnesty
Walker does NOT support amnesty unless you are defining amnesty in a completely extreme way. HotAir.com clarified the issue with him in an interview: <blockquote>Towards the end of the interview, Bannon noted that “Amnesty is about the sovereignty of the country.” But, he asked Walker, “the Washington Post said earlier that you’re pro-pathway to citizenship.” “See now that’s where they take it out of | Read More »
Barack and Michelle Obama: The Most Caring Uncaring People You Know
We’re so blessed to have a president and First Lady who care about us so much. So much so they do such caring and thoughtful things like creating a government healthcare system that doesn’t work and a website for that government run healthcare system that crashes. Not to mention the First Lady’s government centered push to force I mean encourage schools to offer more healthy | Read More »
What Makes America Great?
What Makes America Great? I’ve heard it all my life. My parents imparted it as fact, schoolteachers lectured with it as an indisputable premise and politicians use it to rile up a crowd during a fiery speech – “America is the greatest nation on earth.” It’s a simple phrase taken as a holy fact by most Americans. But what is our metric? In almost every | Read More »
Foreign Policy is Not a Zero Sum Game
For some, the thought of having a foreign policy that is not centered on military intervention or projection of power is seen as a foreign policy that is not serious about securing US interests abroad. The most recent event that is looked to as an example of this sentiment is the current kabuki dance with Iran over its nuclear program. The thought of not standing | Read More »
Two-In-One Diary ~ The Importance of Religious Liberty/Will There Be A Libertarian President?
This is gonna be something I’ll try to do every once in a while so as to save time. Sometimes the subjects will be related, other times there’ll be as far apart as can be like today. The Importance of Religious Liberty Kristen Powers wrote a ridiculous column calling the religious liberty bill proposed in the KS Legislature anti-gay Jim Crow. While Powers to her | Read More »
Ted Nugent, Not Greg Abbott Was In The Wrong
But….Rick Perry made a valid point often, well not often but constantly dismissed and avoided by the media: Does the Democrat Party ever distance themselves from the Hollywood and music industry voices giving support to their candidates? Does President Obama endorse the violent, sexist, and evil lyrics of his many supporters and donors within the hip hop community? What’s worse, calling the president a communist | Read More »
The FCC is sounding a lot like Joseph Goebbels to me
Last spring, in the aftermath of revelations that the Obama administration was actively intimidating members of the Associated Press and FOX News, Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) worked together on legislation that was meant to “protect” members of the media from government interference and harassment when doing their jobs. Unfortunately, as is usually the case in Washington, this legislation created an indirect | Read More »
, Bill of Rights
, Chuck Schumer
, Freedom of Speech
, Freedom of the press
, Joseph Goebbels
, Lindsey Graham
Sen. Pat Roberts Isn’t Alone: Rep. Pete Sessions Has Gone AWOL
This month we learned that Senator Pat Roberts doesn’t actually live in Kansas. Instead, he uses a golf course as his address. He is being challenged by Constitutional Conservative Dr. Milton Wolf. Congressman Pete Sessions of Texas, not to be confused with Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama, has apparently gone missing as well. The White Rock Tea Party did some investigating and discovered that the | Read More »
The Great California Drought
Before She rested on the seventh day, God created the Sierra Nevada mountains to catch a bountiful winter rain and snowfall, and a vast fertile but arid valley to the south and west. Since then California has been a story of great engineering projects to store and move water, surrounded by politics. Let’s set some background: – California’s existence as a state with 38 million people | Read More »
On uniting with the moderates.
I am thinking a lot about what Thomas Sowell said about how if we do not unite with each other in the Republican Party we will go the same way of those who opposed the Nazis. According to Sowell and history, the opposition to the Nazis was wiped out because they were fighting with each other and thusly divided and conquered. These next points are | Read More »
What Are We For?
From the diaries by Erick . . . I am a conservative who on a good day actually gives a rip about the rest of the world. Conservatives often know what they are against but do they know or remember what they are for? It would help the country culturally, economically, and politically if we could articulate what we are for. It would help conservatism | Read More »
proof that they fear Scott Walker
They have been trying to take down Scott Walker forever because they know he is the only one who can beat Hillary, because he is the one who even took Obama’s voters away, because he is the only guy who can be both honest about conservativism policy and sell it to the purple state audience proving that conservative values if done right are american values | Read More »
Federalism Prohibits Preemption of States on Broadband Safeguards
Federal regulation of the Internet is a bad idea. So is federal regulation of states that would rather keep their local governments out of the Internet business. Following a recent federal court ruling about the power of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to regulate the Internet, supporters of government-run broadband Internet service have urged the FCC to preempt state restrictions on local government efforts to | Read More »
North Korea Strikingly Similar To Nazi Germany
North Korea, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the Hermit Kingdom, whatever you want to call it has one of the worst human rights violation records in history. Just to give you an idea of how gross and despicable the regime is, the recently released Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights report detailed imprisonment, enslavement, torture, murder and other vile atrocities in North Korea, | Read More »
New Jersey and Sports Betting: A Losing Proposition
The state of New Jersey has entered an appeal to the United States Supreme Court over sports betting. This was done at the apparent insistence of the Christie administration in conjunction with some state legislators who are in favor of sports betting. Being a resident and voter in New Jersey and having worked in the gaming industry in the state with knowledge of the law | Read More »
Draper Gets Approval to Push for the California Secession on Steriods
California must be going through a dissociative identity disorder of the highest magnitude. We’ve heard rumblings of secession from various counties in several states for quite awhile now. Even California has had counties off and on begging for separation. It generally involves a group of contiguous counties requesting permission to split off from the rest of the state, leaving you with a brand new state. But California apparently | Read More »
Reasoning Like Slaves
It is a well-documented fact that many of the Founding Fathers were slave owners, particularly George Washington and the main author of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson. For the most part that is all we know of the relationship between those two and their slaves. The tools who tout these facts repeatedly have little to gain by going into the relationship between | Read More »
The Last Time We Were Really Anti-Free Trade? The Great Depression
The cinematic classic “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” made the broader public aware of the greatness that is Ben Stein. Already a lawyer and speechwriter for Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, Stein was cast as the atonal Economics teacher droning his students into stupor. Stein was asked to improvise on camera a lecture. He chose to in part address one of the fundamental contributors to | Read More »
, debt ceiling
, Department of Agriculture
, farm bill
, farm policy
, food stamps
Thomas Sowell Makes the Case for Ted Cruz
I’ve spent most of the last 12 hours debating whether or not conservative hero Thomas Sowell jumped the shark with a recent article he wrote about Senator Ted Cruz. In it, Sowell warns against the politics of self-interest and the dangers of failing to unify at delicate points in history. More to the point, he accuses Ted Cruz of working against such unity and invokes | Read More »