God’s Not Dead
I got the opportunity to see this movie yesterday and yes it is simplistic in its presentation and I think the creators are proud of that fact. In fact, there is even allusion to that notion in the movie as exemplified in a scene where the main character gets a text from the pastor he is seeking counsel from about how the student does not need | Read More »
The 2014 state of wind energy
With the growing story coming out of Ukraine, the ongoing search for the missing Malaysian jet, the intensifying Nevada cattle battle, and the new announcement about the additional Keystone pipeline delay, little attention is being paid to the Production Tax Credit (PTC) for wind energy—or any of the other fifty lapsed tax breaks the Senate Finance Committee approved earlier this month. But, despite the low | Read More »
The “Consider This!” Podcast, Episode 73: The Freedom of Speech; Culturally and Legally
The latest episode of the “Consider This!” podcast is out. Conservative commentary in 10 minutes or less. Freedom of speech is under attack in this county. The irony is that those who call themselves “tolerant” and “free thinkers” are, very often, the ones pushing against this right, both in our culture and via the legal system. Two examples in this episode include a man pushed out of | Read More »
Electoral College Meddling
Some quarters of the conservative blogosphere are all atwitter because of something called the Electoral College Compact. Dick Morris, for example, has been very vocal of late ostensibly because Governor Andrew Coumo of New York recently enacted legislation whereby that state signed onto the compact. Briefly, this compact would be an agreement among signatory states to award their electoral votes to the winner of the | Read More »
Rethinking Income Inequality
French economist Thomas Piketty is making a huge splash with his soon to be released book about income inequality — “Capital in the Twenty-First Century”. The New Yorker’s John Cassidy provided a detailed preview, which follows growing calls by the media, public intellectuals and politicians for quick and aggressive government intervention to remedy the “crisis” of income divergence between the richest and poorest segments of the population | Read More »
Astrophysicist Neil Degrasse Tyson misses the target and gets lost in the race space…
I recently saw a clip of Cosmos host and all round brilliant Neil Degrasse Tyson answering a question posed during a panel discussion. The question, which wasn’t really a question at all, had to do with former Harvard President Lawrence Summers’ comments on the disproportionate representation of women in science and math fields and his wondering if innate differences in sex might partially explain it. | Read More »
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Is America ready to elect Golda Meir, er……..Hillary Clinton, as President?
First, let’s be perfectly clear. Hillary Clinton is no Golda Meir. Clinton has the blood of four dead Americans at Benghazi on her hands; Meir ordered the Mossad to hunt down and kill the terrorists responsible for the massacre of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics. But this diary is about the media circus that is our national elections today. Our politicians Tweet, they | Read More »
The progressive pedigree
I suggest that this liability policy is more than simply a risk transfer purchase – it is in fact not insurance at all. It is the face of overt class preference and bigotry. The Left is knowingly, purposefully, pursuing a caste society, with themselves on top, racial minorities whose votes they need just beneath that, unions, Wall Streeters, and corporate fat cats who provide useful cash alongside, and conservatives at the bottom as “untouchables”. It’s easy to become “untouchable”: just support a cause or idea that the elite oppose.
At the top is the unholy alliance of government, media and entertainment who issue the pedigrees and credentials. For them, no crime is prosecutable, and if there is a “real” crime, it’s buried like a black sheep family secret. Most of their crimes go on in public, unashamedly, without remorse or conscience.
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Five Reasons Why the Shroud of Turin Could Be Authentic
Today, Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ commonly known as Easter or, less commonly, Resurrection Sunday. If it were not for this event Christianity, the world’s largest religion, would not exist and Jesus, instead of being the most significant person in history, would have been just another forgotten Jewish man crucified by the Romans around 33AD. For those who are truly celebrating Christ’s | Read More »
Scientific Evidence for the Resurrection
There are many who think Christians are anti-science. I’m a Christian, but I embrace science and see it as one more tool for finding the truth. I see an all powerful creator in the Big Bang, when our universe exploded into existence in a flash of light out of nothing at all. I see a designer in biological machines like the bacterial flagellum, which cannot be explained | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ Just As I Am
This being the first Passover/Easter season to celebrate since my mom passed away last year, I had to hunt down some good music to share. While I know that these may not be “traditional” Easter songs, nevertheless, they each express gratefulness to our Savior in their own way. Enjoy. This next song, In The Garden, is in memory of my mom who loved Willie Nelson | Read More »
The Obama press conference — a smug, shameful liar on FULL display
Did you see the latest Obama presser? If so, I’m sorry, because you watched a man who’s made lying an art, his life’s work and legacy, elevating the heretofore shameful practice of degeneracy to levels that could make a polygraph smoke. I did watch - every painful minute - but as I’m visiting Oregon (back in the race-car bed beneath Farrah ) I saw it coming—TV. | Read More »
Week 16 Chronological Bible Reading – 2014
Week 16 – 2014 April Monday 21 1 Samuel 20-21; Psalm 56; 34 Tuesday 22 1 Sam. 22-23; 1 Chron. 12:8-18; Psalms 52; 54; 63; 142 Wednesday 23 1 Sam.24; Psalm 57; 1 Sam. 25 Thursday 24 1 Sam. 26-29; 1Chron. 12:1-7,19-22 Friday 25 1 Sam. 30-31; 1 Chron. 10; 2 Sam. 1 Saturday 26 2 Sam. 2-4 Sunday 27 2 Sam. 5:1-6:11; 1 Chron.11:1-9; | Read More »
Easter Weekend and the Clash of Faith versus Science
I believe the Pope is saying in his brilliant Regensburg remarks, that we must be cautious that we are indeed using “right reason” or an “informed conscience” or else the supposed attempt to use science as a replacement for faith becomes itself an exercise in subjectivity, not the use of objective reality and science.
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Has Los Angeles Fallen, or Was it Pushed?
I bet you have been recently thinking: How can we keep Los Angeles from turning into a post-apocalyptic wasteland like Detroit? The Los Angeles 2020 Commission has the answers. Well, they hedge a bit and don’t claim to have ALL the answers. Their keen analysis identified several problems in Los Angeles: Jobs Poverty Traffic Poor education Decaying infrastructure resulting from budget woes There is no | Read More »
Parents Can’t Win In The Eyes Of Liberal Elites
The cover of the April 2014 Atlantic Magazine is titled “The Over-Protected Kid: New Research Shows He’ll Grow Up More Fearful And Less Creative”. Provided he is not on welfare, is that really anyone’s business? The parents are pretty much screwed over any way they turn. Let your kid run wild, and you’ll get slapped with abuse allegations. Not yet your kid play with matches | Read More »
West Virginia’s Crony Capitalism Costs State Millions
Crony capitalism continues to keep West Virginia behind, discourages reputable businesses from setting up shop here, and gives ammunition to liberals who decry the evils of capitalism. And things won’t change until Democrats are booted from control of West Virginia’s economic development.
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Will the “Gay Games” boycott Ace and Yellow Cabs?
This make-nice attitude toward Muslims isn’t due to some mutual inclusiveness, Kumbaya-singing spirit that gays and Muslims share. In countries ruled by Sharia law, homosexuals are beheaded. The soft-step is due to one thing only: fear. The LGBT political-social agenda is scared to death (literally) to engage in the kind of bullying, slur-hurling, demonizing behavior against Muslims. Nobody wants a fatwah on their heads, and that’s exactly what will happen to anyone calling Muslim cab drivers haters.
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Happy Spring Black Friday!
http://www.mlgoodell.webs.com We owe a debt of gratitude to the folks at Home Depot who came up with the wonderful concept called Spring Black Friday. At last, we have a name for the awkward Friday before Easter. For years people have referred to it as, uh, you know, that day when schools are out, Wall Street is closed, and there’s nothing to do but go to | Read More »
“Fixing” the Voting Rights Act
In response to the Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County, Alabama vs. Holder, Rep. Sensenbrenner and Senator Leahy have introduced legislation which they hope will “correct” the infirmities of the original Voting Rights Act last updated in 2006. To recap, at issue in Shelby County was the formula used to determine which states or political subdivisions were to covered under Section 5. That section is | Read More »
Did Lois Lerner Want Conservatives to go to Jail?
New emails show that at the same time the IRS was targeting hundreds of conservative groups, at a time Lois Lerner was fully aware of it, and was about to plant a question to supposedly apologize for it, Lerner was colluding with her former boss from the FEC, who was essentially now a liberal lobbyist, and the Obama DOJ to “piece together” criminal charges against conservative groups, not because of any hard evidence, but because liberal Senators and left-leaning groups “think” they should.
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Don’t Hurt People and Don’t Take Their Stuff
Here’s the opening of the book. Don’t hurt people, and don’t take their stuff. Simple and straightforward, that’s liberty in a nutshell – no assembly required. And yet it seems like, more and more, the decisions Washington makes about what to do for us, or to us, or even against us, are having an increasingly adverse impact on our lives. Young people can’t find jobs, | Read More »
Why I can’t send my kids to public school
I can’t send my kids to public school because there they will learn that Christians belong in the closet, that standing up for yourself is intolerant and hateful, that everybody must affirm and celebrate everybody else regardless of what they believe (except Christians), that cultural rules and “norms” are just old fashioned roles to be broken, but the rules of the school are inviolate without exception. That’s not learning, it’s indoctrination.
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This is the Real War On Women – Waged By White Progressive Women Against Women of Color
What is the common denominator in the photos below? It occurred to me, after reading Breeann’s diary and then Aaron’s on the slimy legislation being pushed in Denver, that when a picture formed in my mind of every pro-abort rally I had ever seen on television or online, the crowd seemed decidedly “pale”. I did a Google image search for “pro choice rally”. These pictures | Read More »
Solar flares up
It is amazing that something that seems as upbeat as “free” electricity from the sun can have such a dark side. I started covering some of the shenanigans from the solar industry last summer when I wrote about the “Green Tea Party” in Georgia. I had no idea what a can of worms I’d opened. In September, I wrote about the net-metering battle taking place | Read More »
Obamacare Must Go Regardless of Who is Obama’s Next HHS Nominee!
At the end of the day, we all want Americans to have access to affordable, quality healthcare, but Obamacare is the wrong path to get to that goal.
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The Watercooler ~ Heaven Is For Real Open Thread
I haven’t seen an open thread in a while so I thought I would put one up with a trailer of another new faith-based movie being released today, “Heaven Is For Real.” It is based upon a true story of the Burpo family whose three-year-old son had a near-death experience and actually went to heaven where he had quite an amazing experience. Among many things | Read More »
F-35 Fleet Surpasses 15,000 Flying Hours
(Photo: Lockheed Martin) “Flying 15,000 hours itself demonstrates that the program is maturing, but what I think is even more impressive is the fact that operational F-35s accounted for more than half of those flight hours,” said J.D. McFarlan, Lockheed Martin’s vice president for F-35 Test & Verification. “While the fleet continues to train, we are actively flight testing the software and mission systems that | Read More »
Jim Moran retires from Congress; joins the Tea Party
Jim Moran, (D-Va) announced his retirement from Congress last week, and to just about everyone’s utter astonishment, promptly came out in support of the Tea Party. Moran stated that members of congress deserved a raise; that it was impossible for them to live on $174,000/year, with the demands of the job ( i.e maintaining a second residence), unless they had other sources of income. Moran, | Read More »
Health Care: You Break It; You Pay for It
But here’s an idea for Leftist states that scrambled to get “free money” by validating ObamaCare: You broke it; you pay for it.
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Greg Walden (Wuss-OR)
On Sunday, while being interviewed by Democratic operative Candy Crowley on CNN’s State of the Union, Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY) – Chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee was happy enough to enlighten us of his belief – no doubt shared by his fellow Democrats on Capitol Hill, that a “significant extent” of the Republican party base is “animated by racism.” Of course, he made | Read More »
Pennsylvania GOP Tax Increase Causes Primary Problem for House Whip Stan Saylor
The Republican controlled Pennsylvania Governor and both chambers of the state legislature, under Republican State Representative and “Majority Whip” (the number two position in the House) Stan Saylor, increased gas taxes last year. I have so far not found any Commonwealth conservative who is anything less than super angry about it.
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The Tea Party: More Philosophy and Less Politics
In a previous article, I tried to statistically illustrate that the Tea Party’s electoral strength in 2010 was exaggerated by the media. Although there were some 56 or so members officially in the Tea Party Caucus in the House, it represented about 25% of total Republicans. In the interim, the media had said the power of the Tea Party was waning yet the number of Tea Party-affiliated, | Read More »
The Liberal Media Owns This Debacle
After 4 decades the media and the left have finally gotten the government they have been waiting for.. They have effectually torn up the constitution favoring individual freedom for a vague utopian ideal serving mass equality through collectivism and embracing a Marxist ideology that so famously failed in the former Soviet Union. So now we have the supreme leader and the top heavy power of | Read More »
Legalizing “Acts of Love”
THE IMMIGRATION REFORM DEBATE For several decades now, the issue of immigration reform has surfaced regularly. When it comes up, typically, it does so as a fiery controversy. But, in spite of all the attention the matter has received, there has been little progress towards settling it. One might say that, with this topic, there has been much heat and little light. Former Governor and | Read More »
Senator @MaryLandrieu’s Newest Awful Ad
Mary Landrieu’s campaign was up early this morning, pushing a new ad that touts her fantastic appointment to the chair of the Senate Energy Committee. For weeks, they have been singing the praises of the promotion, using it as campaignable material because there is not a thing she can run on. It’s her second ad to be released in the state (POLITICO got that wrong, | Read More »
To Be Frank: West Virginia House Democrats Using Public Resources to Reach Voters
Democrats in the West Virginia House of Delegates fear losing their power, and they’ll do anything to maintain their stranglehold on West Virginia. That includes using their public office and state resources to reach potential voters.
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Richard DeNapoli at Republican Candidate Forum April 15, 2014
Richard DeNapoli at the Candidate Forum Richard DeNapoli speaking Richard DeNapoli, Republican Candidate for State House in District 74, participated in the candidate forum at the Nova Republican Club on April 15, 2014. Richard DeNapoli speaking at candidate forum — A native of Florida, Richard DeNapoli is a Licensed Attorney, Realtor, Mortgage Broker and Notary, Richard has also been successful in obtaining his CERTIFIED | Read More »
My Experience with the Corrupt IRS
Dr. Milton Wolf Along the way to becoming the “Arch Nemesis of ObamaCare,” I fought against President Obama’s deeply flawed healthcare overhaul, long before it became law. I knew ObamaCare would be a disaster and that my patients would suffer under it. I wrote newspaper columns, did television and radio interviews and traveled the country speaking out. I was a headline speaker at the “Code | Read More »
The “Consider This!” podcast, Episode 72: Portrait of a Right-Wing Extremist
The latest episode of the “Consider This!” podcast is out. Conservative commentary in 10 minutes or less. This is a special edition of “Consider This!” I wrote an essay back in 1996, when the label “right-wing extremist” was being slapped on anyone who leaned conservative. With a few edits, this essay still has something to say to us today. See if you can figure out who this | Read More »
IRS Chief Calls for a Redo on Proposed Anti-Free Speech Tax-Exempt Rules
The IRS appears to be backing down – for now – from its ill-conceived, and blatantly unconstitutional, attempt to restrict the free speech rights of conservative and pro-life Americans. It’s a victory for free speech, but don’t be fooled.
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This #TaxDay, Let’s Also Look to Rid Ourselves of Global Anti-Free Trade Tariffs
It’s Tax Day in America. Which brings to mind one of the late, great Ronald Reagan’s many great lines: “Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the Democrats believe every day is April 15.” And of course Reagan was right. Taxes damage individuals, families and economies every single day of the year – not just on Collection Day. Taxes are about the | Read More »
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What’s really going on with BLM?
In the case of Bundy, the odds and the law are most definitely stacked against him. What we must consider, as policy, is how the Federal government manages its considerable land holdings. Remember, Constitutional authority to own, dispose and regulate land is vested in the Congress, not the Executive Branch. Our Congress, throughout the years, has ceded regulatory authority to an ever-growing bureaucracy of departments, agencies, bureaus, and offices, each with its own (and some overlapping) fiefdom. This effectively emasculates Congress’ power and allows the President and his administration to order, by fiat, which land is protected, which land is designated, and even seize land under present laws protecting wildlife, the environment, historical sites, and Native American rights, not to mention lands designated for the armed forces.
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When will it be enough?
Recently, a Russian fighter buzzed our US Naval Destroyer, the Donald Cook. Not once, not twice, but from reports that I read 12 times, which took about 90 minutes! They passed at a level of 500 feet and 1,000 feet off the ships beam. The Pentagon called the 90 minutes of Russian flying fun, “unprofessional.” Strong. Word. There once was a Naval code that if | Read More »
Robertson Hurls Monkeyshine At Evolution Debate
In early February 2014, the sports world completed what could be considered the highlight of its year with the playing of the Super Bowl. Those of a more bookish or scholarly inclination got to enjoy a similar kind of excitement just a few days later when they could pick sides as evangelist Ken Ham faced off against Bill Nye the Science Guy. The issue at | Read More »
Campaign Finance – Why the Supreme Court Got it Right
The Supreme Court’s opinion in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission is an important development for campaign finance regulation and a victory for those who support the 1st amendment. As far as legal opinions go, McCutcheon is pretty easy to read. Essentially, the bottom line is that the government has limited constitutional authority to restrict campaign contributions. The government cannot limit campaign finances unless the limit is directly related to preventing corruption. “Money in | Read More »
John Stone: leading the #FireBoehner charge in #GA12 *DEBATE VIDEOS
If you’ve been following the GA12 Congressional race in Southeast Georgia, you will find clear contrasts between John Stone and the rest of the candidates. There’s many that don’t like John Stone in my neck of the woods for purely personality reasons. Perhaps because he’s not playing the Southern Hospitality game like he should in Southeast Georgia. Debate #1 for the GA12 GOP primary was | Read More »
The Real ObamaCare Scoreboard (Spoiler: The Citizens Are Losing)
At last week’s farewell ceremony for departing Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, the latest victim of ObamaCare’s job genocide, President Obama spoke of the legacy she leaves behind through her oversight of the Affordable Care Act’s implementation. “The final score speaks for itself,” the president said emphatically, referencing the recent announcement that over 7 million individuals have now signed up for insurance | Read More »
I am riffing off another poster and friend because he made some good points. Before we go any further, contrary to what some might think, I did not approve of all the things Cliven Bundy did. Most of all he should never have threatened a range war with the Federal Government. That not only put him in danger, but it put his family and those around him | Read More »
Picking and Choosing
On Saturday, I volunteered to help out at a Day of Action event in the city where I live. The Louisiana GOP had two forces in play – door-to-door activists and people working the phones. One of the first things I noticed is that phone records are apparently really out of date because of the calls I made, a ton were disconnected. That is neither | Read More »