Let’s Support Uber, Lyft, and Free Markets.
Ride share companies like Uber and Lyft offer customers added choices in transportation. Unfortunately in big cities like Atlanta, governments have erected barriers to entering the taxi business by requiring taxi drivers purchase expensive “medallions” and limiting how many taxis can operate in their cities. These regulations artificially raise prices and stifle innovation. In some cities around America, government officials have even threatened Uber and | Read More »
What, exactly, is the compelling reason that Terry Lynn Land should be a senator? More presicely, why should she be MY senator? In a nation with 310 million souls, she’s among the best we can find, eh? Alright, she has a “musical name”– at least, that’s George Will’s Aristotelian pronouncement. Granted, her name is better in that department than, say, Mike Cox or Dick | Read More »
When a Hate Crime Against a Memphis Teenager Isn’t a Hate Crime
What kind of society have we created when a crime motivated purely by hate, anger, rage can’t be called a hate crime because of the color of the victims?
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Bernie Sanders Wants Rich People To Die
At least you can say Bernie Sanders is ideologically consistent. The self-proclaimed socialist unabashedly declared on Saturday that “we need a tax system which asks the billionaire class to pay its fair share of taxes and which reduces the obscene degree of wealth inequality in America.” It was particularly fitting that the speech was at an AFL-CIO convention. Sander’s sentiment echos that of another famous | Read More »
Headline Potpourri #60
Professed Communist Van Jones insists that unarmed Black males have been gunned down all summer long. No doubt primarily by other Black males. So if it is established that the police officer in the Missouri shooting was defending himself, does that mean Southern Baptist propagandist Russell Moore intend to recant his racial pandering and instead publish a blog column on the need to respect law | Read More »
DEMOCRAT WAR ON BLACKS?
It is no coincidence that many American cities plagued by crime violence, poverty and inadequate educational opportunities are governed by Democrats. Neither, is it a mystery why cities like Newark and Jersey City, New Jersey and Chicago, Illinois remain dangerous and blighted for years. Surely, no one wants to live in hopelessness or deplorable conditions but the truth is that | Read More »
Facebook blamed for high mobile data usage charges
Topping over $110 million in worldwide donations from July 29 to August 29 – compared to $2.8 million during the same time period last year – the true power and might of social media became evident with the Ice Bucket Challenge.
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Ex-Im’s long, hot summer
It’s been a long, miserable summer for the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank. Members of Congress have returned to Washington to find the Bank’s fate resting squarely in their hands. Ex-Im’s charter will expire on September 30 unless Congress acts to renew it, and given the events of the last few months, that reauthorization looks increasingly doubtful. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), and numerous other lawmakers, | Read More »
9/11 is a Bad Day. I Will Not Fear
September 11th is a day on the calendar, and no different than the other 364 days. It’s a bad day for America, but not the worst day in history. Jews have a holiday dedicated to a terrible day on the calendar, the 9th of the Hebrew month of Av. It’s the day when Solomon’s Temple was destroyed in 586 BC. It’s also the day when | Read More »
AS THE WORLD BURNS – Episode 4
Coherence we can all take comfort in regarding ISIS/ISIL Terrorists as we examine a progressive string of Presidential pronouncements on how the United States plans to deal with the radical beheading Islamists: The JV Team>We don’t have a strategy > Manageable >Destroy and Degrade > Follow to Gates of Hell > We’ll Get back to you Wednesday.
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The GOP’s Missing Electoral Link
Paul Ryan is a smart man, and probably represents the mainstream thinking of the Republican Party, though like every ambitious politician he likes to position himself as a critic of the crowd. But In a recent interview with Matthew Continetti Ryan started out well by complaining about the GOP consultant class. “The consultant class always says play it safe, choose a risk-averse strategy. I don’t | Read More »
The Inalienable Right to Bear Arms
Our founding fathers met in Philadelphia in May 1787 for the first Convention with the intention of “fixing” the Articles of Confederation. Instead, they drafted and signed the Constitution of the United States in September of that same year. Federalists would concede to the demands of Anti-Federalists in 1791 during the 1st Congressional assembly, when the First through Tenth Amendments were adopted, thereby creating what | Read More »
Who Will Get Worst Punishment: Memphis Kroger Mob, Missouri Gang, Or Ray Rice
The National Football League has suspended running back Ray Rice indefinitely after TMZ made public new video footage of Rice punching his then fiancée in an elevator of an Atlantic City, NJ Hotel/Casino. The Baltimore Ravens have cut Rice today because of the video, which only shows a new angle to the attack. The question I have is, will Rice’s punishment, an effective banishment from | Read More »
The Blue States’ Economic Paradox
Blue states have a problem. Although there are some recently notable exceptions, most vehemently oppose cutting taxes, favoring instead a tax-and-spend or top-down redistribution approach. They require high taxes to finance the pet projects they believe the market is too short-sighted to support, like Solyndra. At the same time, however, these big government states try to pursue goals of economic growth, even if they believe | Read More »
New Mexico Democrats #WarOnWomen
Last week an interesting report surfaced bringing to light the troubling work history of attorney Roxanne “Rocky” Lara. Lara, a Carlsbad resident who is challenging New Mexico’s Republican Congressman Steve Pearce, has finally released information on her campaign website claiming she has represented “children, particularly in abuse and neglect situations.” Really? Debbie Wasserman Schultz visited Albuquerque a couple weeks ago in an event supporting Democrats | Read More »
Get Into The Daily Free Football Predictions
Have you ever surprised how the specialist handicappers come up in their NBA specialist betting picks? While each specialist have their own way of determining their excellent picks, the single key element in creating winning sports picks, whether they are NBA specialist betting picks, NFL or yet NCAA football betting picks, is knowledge and stats. Experts do further than to watch the sports event. They | Read More »
The 2016 Crystal Ball
Having recently peered into my crystal ball and consulted Tarot cards and a Ouija board to boot, I saw the following vision. It is December 2016. The long presidential campaign is a thing of the past. After Hillary Clinton dropped out of contention by her choice- she wanted to be a grandmother and the Clinton Foundation is more profitable than the presidency given her financial | Read More »
One Mom’s Reflection on the Legacy of Chick-fil-a founder S. Truett Cathy
S. Truett Cathy died this morning at the young age of 93, and with his passing our world lost a true gem. Mr. Cathy’s Chick-fil-a franchise has enriched my life as a mother and as a woman of faith tremendously, with their unwavering commitment to God and family — in that order. His company and it’s policies are more far-reaching than one might think, especially | Read More »
Last weekend, American Majority trained our 30,000th trainee at a Boot Camp Training in Atlanta, Georgia. That’s 30,000 new leaders and activists who have gone through American Majority’s cutting edge trainings to equip them to be agents of change in their local communities. Many of these people have gone on to run for state or local office, while many more found a way to use | Read More »
Marita Noon: Don’t give up America’s economic and competitive advantage
In her speech, Clinton repeated a falsehood Obama likes to reference: reducing CO2 emissions will improve children’s respiratory health. “Hillary apparently doesn’t know the difference between soot and CO2,” quipped Jane Orient, MD, and president of Doctors for Disaster Preparedness.
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McDonald’s and the NLRB – those who can do, those who can’t regulate…
Franchising has been nothing short of a spectacular success for America. From restaurants to hotels to auto shops to plumbers, franchising generates hundreds of billions of dollars in revenue each year and employs millions of people across the country. Modern franchising as we know it was created a century and a half ago by Isaac Singer, an inventor, innovator and the founder of the Singer | Read More »
The Death of Values
Liberals have a secret passion: the death of values, and the elevation of class rules and pragmatism above all else.
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Obama has “lyin’ eyes..”
You can’t hide your lyin’ eyes And your smile is a thin disguise I thought by now you’d realize There ain’t no way to hide your lyin’ eyes That’s from The Eagles great 1975 hit.. During a more than 30 year career in the financial services industry I probably interviewed over 2,000 prospective candidates for employment. You look for certain characteristics and non-verbal clues: dress, posture, | Read More »
The Closing of the Liberal Mind
Political polarization is all the rage in the news. Looked at realistically, one cannot say that the country is the most polarized it has ever been. Perhaps that is true as long as political polling has been around, but to compare today’s political polarization to Andrew Jackson and his opposition to the national bank, the lead up to the Civil War, or even our entry | Read More »
Senator Ted Cruz’s “Expatriate Terrorist Act” Has Right Intentions, Wrong Details
Next week, Senator Ted Cruz will be filing a bill entitled the “Expatriate Terrorist Act.” This bill would strip the citizenship of American citizens who aid and abet terrorist groups. I agree with Cruz that those who take up arms against America should no longer be citizens. But I disagree with his means for accomplishing that. Neither Congress nor the President has the authority to | Read More »
WWII Groundhog Day
HISTORIC TIMES I was in the first wave of the Baby Boom Generation. We grew up having all of the adults in our lives being those who had seen the U.S. and its allies through to victory in WWII. Naturally, we were taught a lot about that historic conflict and the events leading up to it. Although it was exciting to have much of that | Read More »
The Twists and Turns of The Immigration Bluffers and The Bluffees.
“Oh, what a tangled web we weave: When first we practice to deceive!” Obama drew a red line on acting unilaterally on some type of immigration reform by the end of the summer with his pen and phone because Congress didn’t act to his likening. He likes drawing red lines and then pretending he never drew a red line, see Syria: “I didn’t set a | Read More »
Minimum wage and losing at life
Erick has taken some heat over comments he made while guest hosting the Rush Limbaugh Show on Thursday on the subject of minimum wage (see Failing at Life for more context but a sample of the critiques are here, here, etc). I think Erick is mostly right on the issue. My family comes from Appalachia. Both my father and grandfather quit school at age thirteen to | Read More »
New Hampshire 2014 GOP Primary “Endorsements”
Other than the Governor’s race, there should be competitive House races and a competitive Senate race…maybe. In the Governor’s race- which is held every two years like its neighbor Vermont- Maggie Hassan will be the Democratic candidate. On the Republican side, there are four candidates in the primary: Daniel Greene, businessman Walt Havenstein, former Gingrich campaign manager Andrew Hemingway and pot legalization advocate Jonathan Smolin. | Read More »
Applying “Disparate Impact” Theory to the IRS Abuses
The idea of “disparate impact” is a cancer that has taken root in the business world. If we do not focus on substantially curbing or ending it, it will continue to grow, extorting huge sums from innocent companies, creating an enormous economic burden on society, and allowing the tort bar to run amok. There are many areas in business where charges of “discrimination”, often regarding | Read More »
Breaking: Kicking and Screaming. Obama Holds off on Amnesty Until After Elections.
What the heck just happened? President Obama made it clear he would take “executive action” and handle the issue of illegal immigration himself and he was going to do it by the end of summer. Ok, that’s not going to happen. “The reality the president has had to weigh is that we’re in the midst of the political season, and because of the Republicans’s extreme | Read More »
Tea Party Scholarship
You can’t do outreach without reaching out. Through the Tea Party Scholarship, we have the opportunity to plant seeds of conservatism in minority communities.
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Massachusetts 2014 GOP Primary “Endorsements”
Although there are the congressional races, a Governor’s position and a Senate seat up for grabs this year, the fields have been set in all but the 9th Congressional District and the Governor’s race on the GOP side. This is a very blue state, but there exists a real opportunity here to at least take the Governor’s mansion this year. In that race, Tea Party | Read More »
What Can You Do With a Stolen Airliner?
Recently we have read or heard that ISIS may have come into ownership of up to 11 airliners. A relatively scary thought if one thinks about it. Fill it will explosives or nuclear waste, or some kind of biological weapon, and VOILA! you have, in some degree, an ICBM on the cheap. But, after thinking about this for a short time, the thought enters one’s | Read More »
Blatantly Biased California Gubernatorial Debate Left A Positive Impression
So it finally happened, the first and only debate between GOP Gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari and Governor Jerry Brown. I want to make some things clear before I begin: I am a staunch Pro-God, Pro-Family, Pro-Marriage, and Pro-Constitution Conservative. I believe that in order to make an effective case against big government, we need staunch conservatives with the credentials to make the case. Thursday September | Read More »
Illegal Immigrant Kills Illinois Teen In Fatal Hit and Run
In March of this year 17 year old Emilio Perez ran out of gas on Interstate 88 near Joslin, Illinois. As he was walking to the exit ramp Emilio was struck and killed by a hit and run driver. On Thursday 41 year old Maria E. Romero of Rockford was arraigned in Rock Island county on felony charges related to the death of Emilio Perez. | Read More »
Jimmy Carter Reveals His Spots, Lauds Islam Despite Christian Genocide
Former President Jimmy Carter’s advocacy of Islam brings to mind something my grandfather used to say: “A leopard can’t change its spots.” Little did I know at the time, he was quoting Jeremiah, who 625 years before Christ admonished people to return to God—a warning equally relevant today. In 1976 Carter famously declared he was born-again. Introducing his “deep Christian faith” into politics, he frequently | Read More »
TV Consumers Beware: The Government is Here to Help
Ronald Reagan famously said that, “The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” TV consumers should be very afraid:The government is here and is proposing to “help” them. Legislation recently introduced by Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) and Senator John Thune (R-SD) would require consumers to specify which local broadcast station, if any, they wish to | Read More »
The “Consider This Podcast”: The Case of the Not-So-Missing E-mails, and Concealed Carry in Chicago
From episode 86 of the Consider This Podcast; conservative commentary in 10 minutes or less. Once again, a change in gun policy, relaxing regulations rather than restricting them, has a positive benefit on gun violence. And they’re not handing them out free with the purchase of breakfast cereal. An individual permit costs about $600 and requires at least 16 hours of classes. You have to know | Read More »
Governor Rick Scott orders flags flown at half-staff for Miami native Steven Sotloff
Bill Lewis of Fort Lauderdale – Radio talk show host, Starbucks connoisseur, social media whiz, political consultant, identity theft expert, columnist, philanthropist and his kids Dad.
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Where Minimum-Wage Workers Should Invest if the Wage is Raised to $15/hr
Three things fast food workers should do with the “extra” money you’ll get if the national minimum wage is raised from $7.25 to $15 per hour.
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ISIS is very much alive and growing as a threat, and BTW, General Motors sucks
Obama ran, and won, in 2012, pretty much on one sound bite: “We are better off today. Osama bin Laden is dead, and General Motors is very much alive.” Yesterday we learned, from a superb piece by Stephen Hayes in The Weekly Standard: http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/al-qaeda-wasn-t-run_804366.html that the WH quickly halted the comprehensive examination and study of the documents and computers found in bin Laden’s house. This | Read More »
Rhode Island 2014 GOP Primary “Endorsements”
Lincoln Chafee is stepping aside after one term as Governor of Rhode Island. His chances of general election victory let alone a primary victory were much in doubt given his very low approval ratings. On the GOP side, the two candidates are Cranston Mayor Alan Fung, a former Democrat, and Barrington businessman Ken Block. This is turning into a nasty campaign with the Fung side | Read More »
When the MSM goes MIA
Democrats stunned voters and pundits alike last month when they selected little-known state representative Amanda Curtis to run for U.S. Senate in Montana. As a single-term lawmaker entering the race less than three months out from Election Day, Curtis stands little chance of winning the seat–especially with her well-documented links to communism. Even more shocking is the embrace she has received from national Democrats, and | Read More »
In a much-previous life, I was both a candidate for, and an office-holder in, “public service”. Let me tell you: The “candidate” part was –at least, in the context of the Obama Presidency– the most instructive. By far. As soon as my election documents were filed with the Secretary of State, I was called by the Local Bugle. Literally– I was driving home from the | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ The Great California Debate between Kashkari and Brown Open Thread
The only scheduled California gubernatorial debate between Jerry Brown and Neel Kashkari will be in Sacramento tonight at 7:00 P.M. Use this thread to vent and confess if you are not able to bring yourself to vote for the Rove-chosen establishment Republican — Kashkari — whose liberal positions on issues betray his party affiliation. Here is a link to the live Youtube channel carrying the | Read More »
Is Chief Southern Baptist Missionary More Eager To Bash America Than Convert The Heathen?
David Platt has been elected president of the Southern Baptist International Missions Board. The pastor is also author of “Radical: Taking Back Your Faith From The American Dream”. A description of the tome at Amazon.com reads, “It’s easy for the American Christian to forget how Jesus said how his followers would actually live…They would, he [Jesus] said , leave behind security, money, even family for | Read More »
Back in the 80′s Margaret Thatcher’s critics in the Labor Party referred to the British Prime Minister as “Reagan’s Poodle“. The two conservative icons sometimes disagreed during their largely overlapping and transformative times in office (economic sanctions against Russia; “Star Wars”), but generally believed in a “special relationship” between the United States and Britain as well as parallel domestic and foreign policy strategies. Both confronted labor; both favored a | Read More »
Mr. Obama Goes to War:
The War President by Michael Goodell http://www.mlgoodell.webs.com And so it came to pass that the president was forced to pause in his nation-building at home to reflect on a world coming apart at the seams, or as he preferred to describe it, a world no messier than before, but a mess more visible thanks to 140 character descriptions. Indeed, if it weren’t for Twitter, Facebook, | Read More »
Don’t Worry Be Happy
No one gets to live in the world they grew up in, it moves too fast. It wasn’t always like this. My father grew up plowing with mules as had his father and his father and his father back and back into the mist of time. Things changed slowly until the machine age. Then with the development of the steam engine, the assembly line, and | Read More »