Kerry’s Pollyanna Mideast Peace Obsession
Last July, Kerry had delusions of a peace plan that could be accepted by Israel and the Palestinians. While he wasn’t promoting climate change, or chasing Russian FM Lavrov around like a puppy, he’s been holding court in Jerusalem, counting unicorns and rainbows.
The truth is that with Obama in the White House, and time spent on a mideast peace arrangement is wasted. It’s not going to happen. Neither side trusts Obama to keep his word, and the shared contempt between Obama and Netanyahu is no secret.
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Dependency is the Measure of Success for Obamacare
On the surface, it’s quite puzzling that Democrats would celebrate the fact they signed up 7.1 million people for Obamacare. They essentially took a number of people who were happy with their insurance and raised the cost to the point where they could no longer afford it themselves, engendering a need for a government subsidy. Like many Americans, my family will lose our insurance later | Read More »
Eric Cantor enshrined in the G.O.P. Hall of Shame
In 2010, the TEA Party and other Conservative groups swept 63 Republicans in to office, giving them the majority they had lost in 2006. As the pundits would later declare, this amazing result came about as a response by millions of Americans who felt that Washington–particularly Democrats—had lost touch with the electorate. In addition, they held a conviction that government was too big. It spent | Read More »
David Perdue’s Foot In Mouth Disease
I wanted to share this from my Teaparty friend in Georgia who wrote this about David Perdue: Open letter to David Perdue, candidate for U.S. Senate from Georgia. First, let me say that I am completely appalled by your elitist, demeaning comments regarding Karen Handel being a high school graduate. I don’t have a college degree either and your comments were an affront to me | Read More »
Mike Morrell channels Josh Steiner; takes another one for Team Clinton
If you saw Mike Morrell’s testimony today before the House Intelligence Committee, you probably wanted to scream, or throw a brick at the TV, or have several adult beverages. It was a spectacular example of weaseliness. In Morrell’s world, and world-view, no one ever does anything wrong; it’s never anyone’s fault. “Stuff” well, just happens. It takes a certain chutzpah for the former acting head | Read More »
Cause and Effect: Ft. Hood Again (Open Thread)
Please let us pray for victims of yet another Ft. Hood shooting. I am shocked to learn of another soldier on soldier killing on Ft. Hood. This should not happen ever and again. I heard the president speak and noticed how he said the word, “might” in reference to the shooting. Yes he gave his condolences but he left it open ended. This is like | Read More »
Enemies of the State
by Chris Shugart Totalitarian nations, dictatorships, and police states don’t happen overnight. They start out as supposedly good ideas with considerable support from the citizenry. In fact, history shows that in the beginning, despots and tyrants are often viewed as heroic protectors, benevolent rulers, welcomed with fanfare and open arms—champions of the people. But eventually, average citizens wake up one day amidst chaos and decay, | Read More »
… And For The People?
Yesterday, the Obama administration and the Democrat party, in general, took what many in the press are calling a “victory lap” in celebration of reaching their goal of 7 million Obamacare signups prior to the midnight 3/31/14 deadline. As I saw this unfold, my immediate question was, “Whose victory is being celebrated here?” Since the “Hollywood elite” are most often found alongside Obama, cheering every | Read More »
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The “War on Women:” (Part 1) Reproductive Rights
*Promoted from the diaries. – Aaron* Today’s modern feminist is proud to echo the line once used by Hillary Clinton: “All issues are women’s issues.” To the feminist this translates to: “There is a larger economic or policy angle to every issue dismissed as ‘women’s.’” The liberal asserts that to the conservative this means: “There is a woman’s angle to every issue.” But, one supposes | Read More »
The Court Upholds Free Speech
Today’s Supreme Court ruling removing overall limits on contributions to candidates for federal office by individuals restores some measure of freedom, and specifically freedom of speech. Let’s get something straight. Money equals speech. I can write all day long on this blog and nobody reads it unless energy is expended trying to attract readers. The more money I spend, the more energy I can exert, | Read More »
D.C. Ruling Class: Blame Cruz, Retain Power
Did Senator Ted Cruz single-handedly shut down the federal government this past October? I know the 2013 shutdown is an old topic, but it really serves to illustrate the unfortunate political concept that the truth does not matter, only what people perceive to be the truth. And the shutdown continues to remain relevant today, as people continue to use their perception of what happened in | Read More »
The Coming Bloodbath. And What No One Understands About It
7.1 million. (Give or take a few hundred thousand.) It’s a number you’re going to hear a lot. And it’s completely irrelevant. First of all, the most reliable polling we have showed that 73% of ObamaCare enrollees already had insurance. And the 20% or so who hadn’t paid were almost exclusively concentrated in the group that didn’t, meaning that up to 50% of the previously | Read More »
Donate $404 Today
*Promoted from the diaries. – Aaron* Earlier today, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee unveiled a new site to attack the Paul Ryan Budget Plan as a part of their strategy to find something to raise money about, since they’re getting trounced every quarter. In keeping with the party’s practice, the launch was incredibly successful. It’s since been fixed, leading you to a site that features | Read More »
SCOTUS: Government Can’t Tell You that You Talk Too Much
Today in a major decision upholding free speech, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 striking down aggregate limits on federal campaign contributions.
While you may have heard a parent or a teacher say it, what the Supreme Court essentially held today is that the federal government is not allowed to tell you: you talk too much.
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Christians should go into politics
Christians should get more involved in politics. At the moment, the reputation of Christians in public life is disastrous. Religious people are often seen as fanatical fundamentalists, leading massive hate campaigns complete with picket signs and boycotts. This projection is not representative of most Christians. Yes, there are those who use religion as a weapon, perceiving a divine backing of their actions though they intend | Read More »
Why not change the rules to keep the RNC, RSCC, and RCCC from playing in the primaries?
Every two years, we get several stories about how the national GOP campaign committees are meddling in primaries, either to support an incumbent, or to promote a favored candidate for an open seat. You’d think that after the debacle in Florida in 2o10, when they went all-in for Charlie Crist, they’ve have learned their lesson; but NOOOOOO, not the case. This year, the issue is | Read More »
Conservative Judges MoneyBomb!
My friends at the Al-Pam Republican Club are doing a MoneyBomb for North Carolina’s statewide conservative judicial candidates starting today, April 2nd, and running thru midnight on April 6th! The goal is to raise $5,000.00 to support these constitutional conservatives. If everyone can give just a little bit, the goal can be met! PLEASE share this MoneyBomb, post it on your group’s webpage and Facebook page, | Read More »
Being gay doesn’t send you to Hell
Gays don’t go to Hell because they are gay. They don’t go to Hell because they are married to another man, or sleep with another man. God does not condemn them for who they are.
God sent the Law and He will not bend it. Grace is absolution, forgiveness, but it’s not permission to continue living a sinful life.
I might do better to quit focusing on the part that happens after grace is accepted (obedience) and start focusing more on trying to make those living sinful lives understand that His grace is there unconditionally, and that I too am a recipient of that grace. We might all do better.
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Why did the National Republican Congressional Committee Young Gun Program just endorse a RINO in New Jersey?
TEA Party conservative Steve Lonegan is fighting RINO unknown Tom MacArthur for the soul of the GOP in New Jersey’s 3rd congressional district. Liberal Republican Mayor Tom MacArthur of Randolph has a lot of money but not a lot of support. And so, like any former insurance company CEO with ties to AIG, he’s trying to buy it by bribing the local GOP county clubs in New Jersey’s | Read More »
[MAP] States Update Laws, Protect Electronic Data from Government
*Promoted from the diaries. – Aaron* In January, we wrote how police agencies in 33 states are using different methods to obtain private citizens’ cellphone location information in massive quantities. Recall that: The main problem is that there are few restrictions or reporting requirements on government efforts to obtain access to cell phone and electronic data. In most states, law enforcement agencies can obtain cell | Read More »
ObamaCare covers abortions in Kentucky
Kentucky’s health insurance cooperative, the “public option” created by ObamaCare with a massive federal subsidy, covers abortions in violation of state law. KRS 304.5-160 plainly forbids insurers from covering “elective abortions,” which it defines as an abortion performed for any reason other than to preserve the life of the mother carrying the baby. On page 17 of the individual health contract provided by the Kentucky Health | Read More »
The Koch Brothers Ate My Homework
http://www.mlgoodell.webs.com In a stunning development, the Associated Press announced on April 1 that “President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul was on track to sign up more than seven million Americans for health insurance on deadline day Monday.” You may recall that the Congressional Budget Office determined that seven million people would need to sign up for health insurance on the government run exchanges for Affordable | Read More »
#NotAJoke: Nanny State Wants To Send Fat People Text Messages
*Promoted from the diaries. – Aaron* The Obama administration plans to send text messages to fat people and offer online weigh-ins to help the country’s obese population get down to what a cartel of career academics considers to be a healthy weight. April Fool! No, wait. This is real. The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee–the folks responsible for bringing you the food pyramid–is in the midst | Read More »
BIG NEWS: John McCain(R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham(R-SC) to Wed
In a big development which has shaken the political world to its core, Senior Republican Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham have announced their plans to get married, a move which culminates several years of intense courtship. The marriage is slated to take place on the dock of the San Francisco Bay on Easter Sunday. “Always ones to glorify the Lord,” quipped an excited McCain, | Read More »
ObamaCare: Cruel April Fools Joke
Yesterday, was the deadline – March 31, 2014 – the last day to submit an application for ObamaCare. Yet HealthCare.gov had another “glitch.” On the last day to apply for ObamaCare, the ObamaCare website couldn’t accept new applications.
It’s a derisively cruel April Fools joke.
But that’s what ObamaCare is, a self-perpetuating, seemingly endless April Fools joke.
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Congress Should Lead FCC by Example, Adopt Clean STELA Reauthorization
Yesterday’s FCC meeting was unabashedly pro-cable and anti-broadcaster. The agency decided to prohibit television broadcasters from engaging in the same industry behavior as cable, satellite, and telco television distributors and programmers. The resulting disparity in regulatory treatment highlights the inherent dangers in addressing regulatory reform piecemeal rather than comprehensively as contemplated by the #CommActUpdate. Congress should lead the FCC by example and adopt a “clean” | Read More »
An Anniversary We Shouldn’t Be Celebrating
It reads like a cruel joke- but it’s not. April 1 marks the second anniversary of the U.S. having the world’s highest corporate tax rate. Two years ago we won this undignified honor after Japan enacted tax reforms. Currently at 39 percent (a combination of the 35 percent federal rate and the average rate levied by U.S. states), America’s tax code is much higher than | Read More »
Ten Reasons Why The GOP Should Say No To Jeb
It has been widely reported power brokers are anxiously waiting for Jeb Bush, a former two-term governor from one of the nation’s most important swing states, to decide if he is going to run for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. They wait because Bush is well-respected and presidential in stature. He has many positive attributes that would help the GOP attract Hispanic voters, so desperately | Read More »
Mozilla CEO becomes untouchable for 2008 Prop-8 contribution
The trend is clear: any words, actions, contributions, or even the hint that you might not support the left’s agenda of complete worship of the LGBT lifestyle, will disqualify you for any honor, privilege, high position, or job with responsibility. It doesn’t matter if it was yesterday, last year, or 30 years ago. If you haven’t “repented” of your sin of disagreeing with the agenda, you are excluded.
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Kentucky legislature defunded ObamaCare today
The Kentucky General Assembly today almost unanimously voted to defund ObamaCare in the Commonwealth as it mandated that no general fund dollars can be spent on the Medicaid expansion or health benefit exchange in the next biennium. “I really appreciated the widespread agreement among Kentucky’s representatives that state funds should not be spent on ObamaCare,” said David Adams, an ardent opponent of the federal health | Read More »
Tolerance for anything (except Christians)
If feeding the poor, helping orphans, healing the sick, and showing love to prisoners, the helpless, and the most vulnerable among us is evil, then I must object to your definition of the word. You can’t throw away the baby with the bathwater. If Christianity is evil, then all of it must be. You can’t pick and choose those things you like about it and discard the bits you don’t.
Christianity and the Bible are a package deal. Not every Christian is polite, and none of us is perfect. We are all sinners in need of a savior: in fact that’s the defining belief of Christianity. If you don’t see the evidence of forgiveness, gentleness and grace in a Christian’s life, they are probably not a Christian.
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Emerging Consensus that LBJ Killed JFK?
More than a thousand books have been written on the John F. Kennedy assassination, yet there remains much controversy as to what happened that day in Dallas. To the casual observer, the Warren Commission’s narrative of three shots in six seconds by a lone gunman may appear to be plausible. Search a bit below the surface, however, and you find many inconsistencies that call into | Read More »
Say NO to any Paul for President
Does anyone in their right mind think that free trade occurs in a vacuum without any military project of power by the U.S.? If you do, you need to go play with unicorns, rainbows and butterflies. This is also why I will NEVER vote for Rand Paul for president. It’s personal. I had been working on getting project put together to be made by a | Read More »
Defending ObamaCare With Anecdotes
[This is the script for the latest episode of my podcast, "Consider This!" Click here for the link to the website where you can listen to it directly, or subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or Stitcher Radio.] You’ve no doubt heard them yourself. I’ve heard them quite a bit; on social media, on blogs, and even in TV commercials. I’m talking about people with | Read More »
As of lately I am finding atheists to be very toxic and angry people. Most likely they went to Catholic school, or have not recovered from their parents forcing them to dress nicely and go to church, or Sunday School every Sunday. Instead of reflecting back on their experience and finding value in it, they feel God was shoved down their throats and are resentful. They would have | Read More »
UN’s Richard Falk: Apologist for evil; critic of peace
It’s hard to conceive of a more impotent and bloated organization than the UN, and within that bureaucratic miasma there’s a nugget of tempered evil that always infects the doublespeak named UN Human Rights Council. The UN itself is consistently, persistently, and voluminously anti-Israel, and in fact has adopted over 130 Security Council resolutions over this one small country. There are at least 13 resolutions adopted by the General Assembly condemning Israel or promoting the Palestinian cause every year, for about the last 40 years. The UNHRC has condemned Israel more than all other nations combined. And none is a more dedicated Israel basher than Richard Falk.
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The Left’s Ever-Expanding, All-Encompassing Net Neutrality
Network Neutrality is socialism for the Internet – it guarantees everyone equal amounts of nothing. We’ll let college professor and avowed Marxist (please pardon the redundancy) Robert McChesney identify Net Neutrality’s objective: “(T)he ultimate goal is to get rid of the media capitalists in the phone and cable companies and to divest them from control.” How very Hugo Chavez of them. If you want to | Read More »
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Guest Post By: Rose Izzo Candidate for Delaware’s lone Congressional Seat http://www.roseizzo.com/ Today, I am going to tell you a story of heroes who came to the rescue when a damsel was in distress. Ukraine, the princess of a foreign land was struggling to overcome her financial affairs, particularly regarding the upcoming national elections of her land. Fortunately, the United States has volunteered to assist | Read More »
Inheriting Money is Awful and You Should Feel Awful
In the span of three days, I count two pieces on just how awful inheriting wealth is and that we should totally tax the heck out of those who inherit money from their parents. There are probably more, but I’m too exhausted from reading these two to go looking. The first dates back to March 26 with a piece in the Guardian’s Comment is Free | Read More »
A word to the left: stop redefining everything to make yourself “right”
I had an epiphany today. You know, when you have one of those thoughts like “it’s just so obvious, how did I miss it!” Forgive me if I’m saying something so obvious that you just say “duh, of course!” but I have to say this. The Left is defining everything in opposition to God, but using God’s own Word to do it. This reminds me | Read More »
GOOD NEWS, America — the president’s top advisor, Valerie Jarrett, is busy using her power to “suggest” that Hollywood write ObamaCare into scripts….
This isn’t a political blog and it’s not going to be, but there’s a truism – Life is politics – which necessitates that those who seek to opine must, on occasion, make political statements. Culture does, in fact, lie upstream of politics, and ever since the Summer of Love, when “liberation” went screaming off the rails, cultural sewage has flowed through the voting booth, creating | Read More »
Capitalizing on the Great Democratic Divide is the Republican Path to Victory in 2016
What do all Americans agree upon but most Democrats are against? Unfettered access to a good public education for their children that includes school choice: Charter Schools. According to experts and even the president, the best defense against poverty is a good education. So why are most Democrats against school vouchers and charter schools? Because they are more beholden to the Teacher’s Unions than they are to children’s | Read More »
Worst idea ever. Abortion clinic offers birthing option.
In Buffalo, New York, the “first-ever Birthing Center/Abortion Clinic” has opened.
Who in their right mind would want to give birth, bring a living baby into the world, in a place where babies are routinely killed? I can’t even conceive of a worse idea (pun intended).
I am literally speechless at how bad this idea is, how utterly bankrupt of anything decent or good it is.
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Week 13 Chronological Bible Reading – 2014
Week 13 – 2014 April Monday 31 Joshua 9-11 Tuesday 01 Joshua 12-14 Wednesday 02 Joshua 15-17 Thursday 03 Joshua 18-19 Friday 04 Joshua 20-22 Saturday 05 Joshua 23 to Judges 1 Sunday 06 Judges 2-5 JOSHUA – Author: Joshua Date: 1400-1370 B.C. The events of Joshua begin where those of Deuteronomy concluded. They describe the conquest and division of the land of Canaan, and | Read More »
Preserving a Viable Democracy
Our politics and policies have regressed to a level that threatens democracy. Political Spittle: A recent email from Jim Messina, Barack Obama.com has the subject “This is some sick crap.” This guy leads Obama’s political efforts. He is not some small time leftist blogger. The tone and purpose of this stuff is to enrage the gullible and motivate their hatred of some object of scorn, | Read More »
What am I missing on Voter Registration and other election laws?
Someone please logically explain to me how voting laws are partisan. Because honestly I’m just not seeing it. An article in the New York Times titled ” New GOP Bid to Limit Voting in Swing States” essentially attempts to make an argument that voting regs somehow undercut a Democrat’s right to vote. The article focuses on several areas: a) reduction in early voting days; b) ID voter laws; | Read More »
Alternatives to Noah
Tired of Hollywood screwing up Christian themes and/or Christian stories from the Bible? Looking for good science fiction, fantasy, horror, or other written stories encompassing that ‘What If’ element? Tired of reading the secular stories filled with alternative life-style, tree-hugger, man-made global warming, or other leftist propaganda? Here is an excellent article by Tony Breeden that presents a host of alternatives you should investigate and | Read More »
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Balancing Parental Authority & Childhood Well Being
Traditionally, there are few things American cherish more than the freedom of religion as embodied by the First Amendment and their families. Normally, these ideals do not conflict all that much since these work together to allow the greatest good for the greatest number. However, as aberrant theologies gain in prominence, these social pillars have the potential of increasingly coming into conflict. As a religious | Read More »
The collapse of normalcy
You can’t spend much time on the web these days without running across an article warning about the coming collapse. Some suggest we are facing another banking crisis others a debt crisis or currency collapse. Many on the left will respond that these people are simply peddling fear to try to get you to buy gold or a survival pack. While that may be true | Read More »
My real life “God’s NOT Dead” Moment
I attended to the University of Michigan in the early 80′s. I became a Christian shortly after I arrived my freshman year (1981) There was ample evidence even back then of how much elite academics hated Christianity and Christians. One particular encounter still stands out in my mind today. When I was a senior, I took a class in Sociology. It was a requirement | Read More »