Why Hillary May or Should Not Run
Although we have yet to get past the 2014 midterm elections and really gear up for 2016, most of the talk thus far has centered on possible GOP candidates. The reason is simple: it is a foregone conclusion that Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic candidate. But before anyone counts their chickens here, some intervening factors need to be considered. The first is age. Most | Read More »
Convention of States Gaining Momentum In Illinois
“I’d like more information about this” That was the oft-repeated line spoken to Convention of States Projects Illinois Legislative Liaison Victoria Deppe as she spent last week in Springfield talking to lawmakers from both parties and their staffers about an Article V Convention of States. Under Article V of the Constitution should two-thirds of the state legislatures make an application a Convention of the States | Read More »
Philadelphia Eagles Sign Ranger Officer and Combat Veteran To Contract
I’ve never been a huge Eagles fan, but that just might change. The Eagles have signed 6’9″, 277-lb Alejandro Villanueva as a rookie free agent to play on the Eagles defensive line. So what? you ask. Villanueva graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point with a Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering and was commissioned into the U.S. Army on May 22, 2010 | Read More »
Mainstreet Partnership Following Through on Promises to Destroy the Tea Party
Former Republican congressman Steve LaTourette has made it his mission in retirement to destroy the Tea Party and other conservative voices within the GOP that refuse to compromise on issues like amnesty for illegal immigrants, the bailouts, raising the debt ceiling, and a full repeal of Obamacare. Through his Mainstreet conglomerate, including his Defending Mainstreet SuperPAC, LaTourette has been injecting himself into races across the | Read More »
North Carolina Primary May 6th. Today!!!
Tomorrow, Tuesday, May 6th, 2014, North Carolina will select the next US Senator from their state. I say this with the confidence that whomever wins the Republican primary will be the candidate who will win in the general election against the incumbent Kay Hagen, the Democrat. It seems that all one has to mention in this red state is the fact that a candidate | Read More »
Has Obama’s Watergate Begun? Rep. Trey Gowdy to head the House Select Committee on Benghazi
House Speaker John Boehner finally found some backbone, although we sure had to wait awhile for him to find it. His appointment of Rep. Trey Gowdy to lead the House Select Committee investigating what really happened at Benghazi may go down as the finest decision of his political career, because he’s not had too many bright spots in my opinion. Gowdy’s Committee Chair appointment brings | Read More »
Main Street Partnership, GOP establishment strategy on display in Ohio
I live in OH-14 where the party establishment is resorting to heretofore unimagined levels of slander in order to defend their hand-picked establishment candidate against Matt Lynch. Here’s what I found when I opened my mail this afternoon… Four observations… These guys obviously learned from the Obama campaign and are targeting the low information voter. They’re clearly counting on the party | Read More »
Natalie Tennant’s Election Shenanigans in West Virginia
Recently Natalie Tennant, West Virginia’s Secretary of State and a Democrat candidate for U.S. Senate, accused a third party of sending out misleading election mailings. Perhaps this third party was just doing her job for her. Americans for Prosperity, which recently started a West Virginia chapter, sent out mailings alerting voters in eight counties to update their voter registration. This caused the Secretary of State’s | Read More »
GOP Poised to Control More State Legislatures
The Wall Street Journal has a story this morning that shows how the Senates of five of our states – Colorado, Iowa, Nevada, Oregon and Maine – could switch to Republican control. In each of these Senates all the GOP has to do is win three seats or less. And, if they play their cards right, they could even pick up four more (the House | Read More »
Prayer Reaffirmed at the Supreme Court: Town of Greece v. Galloway
In a landmark decision today, the Supreme Court reaffirmed that prayer before legislative meetings is constitutional.
In debunking one of the greatest myths in Establishment Clause jurisprudence, the Court held that not only is opening such meetings in prayer constitutional, it is not limited to nonsectarian (i.e. generic) prayer. In other words, a prayer “in Jesus name” does not violate the Constitution.
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The Watercooler ~ An Open Thread
“Journalists” on the left are becoming more arrogant and emboldened these days. So convinced are they that they are right in their views, the notion of professional objectivity when reporting on political issues is an afterthought. In case you missed it, this video shows just how arrogant and condescending they can be. Not that we didn’t already know that. The scene takes place in Portland, | Read More »
To be successful, solar combines taxpayer dollars with deceptive practices
The Spain-based company, Abengoa Solar, claims to be “a global leader in solar thermal energy.” Its website boasts: “Abengoa Solar is the largest solar plant operator worldwide.” Abengoa went public in October 2013, and since, its stock price has doubled. With the support the White House gives to solar energy and the mandates for renewable energy present in the majority of states, Abengoa sounds like | Read More »
FCC Incentive Auction Plan Won’t Benefit Rural America
*Promoted from the Diaries. – Aaron* The FCC is set to vote later this month on rules for the incentive auction of spectrum licenses in the broadcast television band. These licenses would ordinarily be won by the highest bidders, but not in this auction. The FCC plans to ensure that Sprint and T-Mobile win licenses in the incentive auction even if they aren’t willing to | Read More »
Unemployment smoke and mirrors
Okay, so we see that the unemployment rate hasn’t “really” fallen, it’s just that more of our sons and daughters are living in mom and dad’s basement, more wives are now stay-at-home moms, and more former full-time workers have become casual labor, getting part-time work where they can.
The really damning part of this picture is that the historical labor participation rate didn’t start its cliff-dive until just after Obama took office. It’s hard to blame the economy on Bush when you can’t show how you’ve struggled to provide “hope and change.”
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Barack Obama, 2016 and the Burning of the Reichstag
Let’s face it, most Americans expect our politicians to lie. At least about the little things. Typically politicians try to keep things opaque so that they can easily massage the historical record once things don’t work out or the winds change. “I’ll put America back to work”. “I’ll bring home jobs.” “I support a fair tax system.” “I support education & women’s rights.” The less | Read More »
North Carolina Republican Primary “Endorsements”
Tomorrow, North Carolina will hold their primary followed by a runoff on July 15th, if needed, in any race. This is an important state for the GOP as concerns the Senate. Incumbent Democrat Kay Hagan is vulnerable given her previous support for Obamacare which she is now trying to run from. Her approval rating has dropped dramatically over the course of its failed roll-out. Prior | Read More »
One Year Later: Americans Targeted by the Obama Administration’s IRS Deserve Justice
May 10th marks the one year anniversary of the admission that the Obama Administration’s IRS was responsible for targeting conservative Americans.
This unlawful and unconstitutional targeting scheme has been well documented, but did you know it continues to this day?
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Pensacola and storms versus Katrina…..Help me please!!!!
Emergencies: Katrina versus Pensacola by Dr. Jim Gschwind The Despondent Correspondent My doctoral dissertation dealt with crisis situations leadership, and emergency management as it transcribes to the brain process. This recent crisis in my hometown of Pensacola Florida reiterates my findings. It is best describe the situation as it is today. We have a train stuck in downtown Pensacola; we have train tracks destroyed | Read More »
BENGHAZI…..”Hey dude, that was two years ago”? Dr. Jim Gschwind The Despondent Correspondent Hey “dudes”, it’s me again your loyal correspondent. How many of you really and I mean really take this White House aide who looks like he just graduated high school seriously? Tommy Vietor is an aberration to anyone who thinks are government employs the academic elite. I was shocked when he | Read More »
Week 18 – Chronological Bible Reading – 2014
Week 18 – 2014 May Monday 05 Psalm 3; 2 Samuel 18-19 Tuesday 06 2 Sam. 20-21; 23:8-23; 1 Chron. 20:4-8; 11:10-25 Wednesday 07 2 Sam. 23:24-24:25; 1 Chron. 11:26-47; 21:1-30 Thursday 08 1 Chronicles 22-24 Friday 09 Psalm 30; 1 Chron. 25-26 Saturday 10 1 Chronicles 27-29 Sunday 11 Psalms 5-7; 10; 11; 13; 17
Why Are the Republicans Committing Suicide?
With what could be a wave election on the horizon in November due to the unpopularity of Obamacare, why is the Republican leadership raising the white flag? With the end result being a perpetual Democrat lock on the White House if amnesty brings tens of million illegals out of the shadows and into the voter booths, why is the Republican leadership ridiculing those who oppose | Read More »
Are you doing it wrong, church that is?
If all the souls Jesus adds to His Kingdom through your church are saved within your building walls, you’re probably not doing church right.
If, to you, a “disciple” means a regular church-attender, you’re probably not doing church right.
If a fiery sermon by the preacher is all the fire you see, you’re probably not doing church right.
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Ohio Republican Primary Endorsements
On Tuesday, the Ohio primaries will be held. The only GOP primary races of interest involve congressional seats and there are only four at that where there is any competition. Let’s leave the best for last- the 8th district represented by John Boehner. The Ninth District is held by Democratic incumbent Marcy Kaptur. This northern Ohio district anchored in Toledo is the strongest Democratic district | Read More »
North Carolinians: Vote Dr. Greg Brannon For U.S. Senate
There are eight candidates vying to be the Republican Senate nominee in North Carolina. The primary on Tuesday, May 6 will determine if there is a runoff and, if so, who will be in it. Ultimately, only two of the candidates are going to be relevant in the outcome: Thom Tillis and Greg Brannon. Like most races across the country, this is a battle between | Read More »
It appears David Dewhurst can’t get elected dogcatcher in Texas: He’s about to lose his primary…again!!
Schadenfreude, dept of….. My, my, my..how have the mighty fallen…… David Dewhurst, two years ago was busy looking for a home in Washington DC, expecting to be the next senator from the great state of Texas.. Well, that didn’t turn out too well, now did it? Dewhurst, the consummate RINO, was forced into a run-off, and then lost to Ted Cruz. And, oh yeah..he spent | Read More »
The National Anthem in Minor Key
National Anthem in Minor Key This is hauntingly beautiful, I think. A colleague observed that it evokes a “sense of loss.” I agree. This version should be sung at ball games and other events as we remember the America that once was and that might have been. Perhaps we should sing it for the funeral of each member of the fast-dwindling Greatest Generation, as we | Read More »
Indiana Republican Primary “Endorsements”
It is a rather slow year for electoral interest in Indiana. Republicans hold 8 of their 9 House seats and with no gubernatorial or Senate races this year, that is where the interest will be. 3rd District- Incumbent Marlin Stutzman will face two challengers in the primary. Located in the northeastern corner of Indiana, this is perhaps the most Republican of the Indiana districts. Mark | Read More »
Why I’m supporting Matt Lynch…
The Republican party establishment has abandoned people like me. I had the privilege of casting my first vote for President for Ronald Reagan in 1980. The values that President Reagan championed during my young adulthood…values I hold dear…liberty, self-reliance, personal responsibility, limited government, respect for the Constitution and the rule of law…seem like relics of a bygone era. Our Federal Government has grown so bloated | Read More »
Dr. Milton Wolf Rightly Calls On Sec. Kobach To Reject Sen. Roberts’ Ballot Application
Dr. Milton Wolf has made it a point in his campaign to attack incumbent Senator Pat Roberts for not living in Kansas, the state he represents, but instead in Virginia. But this justified attack is more than a talking point. It could, in fact, lead to Wolf becoming the Republican nominee by default. As Wolf stated today in his letter to Kansas Secretary of State | Read More »
Hillary’s “Accomplishments”: The Better Question
The question being asked in the blogosphere and occasionally in a press conference is what Hillary actually accomplished during her “frequent flyer” tenure at State. The official Foggy Bottom response - the press office couldn’t think of anything. In her own words, the best that she has been able to come up with is “setting the values and standards.” The better question is: to what extent is Hillary | Read More »
First take: Trey Gowdy will be the 2016 GOP VP nominee
One of the joys of making early-on, (and some might say outlandish) projections; is that if you are correct, you’re a genius – if you’re wrong, no one remembers what you said a long time ago. With that, let’s look into the future. John Boehner, bless his heart, has FINALLY done something right, announcing that he will appoint a Select House Committee. Even better, though | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ Friday’s Open Thread
I came across two really good reads on the war taking place inside the Republican party. This one at the FlashReport examines the battle by comparing how the nation is divided using red states and blue states as a metric. The second one, by Richard Viguerie, takes a longer Washington, D.C. view and marks the starting point for the war as 1912: The most important | Read More »
Would You Let the IRS Do Your Taxes for You?
Why not let the IRS do our taxes for us?
Liberal wunderkind Ezra Klein (formerly of the Washington Post and now of Vox.com) was pushing this not-so-new idea a few weeks ago. It may just be the worst idea I’ve ever heard.
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Upholding Affirmative Action Ban and Judicial Activism
The recent Supreme Court decision to uphold Michigan’s ban on affirmative action received praise from some and condemnation from others. It also fanned the flames of racism, which seems to always happen just when most people hoped they would cease to flicker and finally fade away. The assertion by the left-leaning ACLU’s attorney, Mark Rosenbaum, that students of color are not allowed on the same | Read More »
Latest Landrieu Ad Says Nothing
*Promoted from the Diaries. – Aaron* Once again, Mary Landrieu (D-Louisiana for the person on Twitter who once called me out for not listing in the first mention that she was a Democrat) is trying to retain her seat in the U.S. Senate by doing the exact same thing she’s done the rest of the race – say nothing. Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu is out | Read More »
Anheuser-Busch gender gap trial has greater implications
I’m closely watching the jury trial for Francine Katz’ lawsuit against Anheuser-Busch. The entire basis of the trial is that Katz was paid less because she’s a woman.
The outcome of this trial could have far greater implications than just lining Katz and her lawyers’ pockets.
If the jury finds against A-B, it’s bad juju for companies who wish to craft executive jobs based on the capabilities and potential of the people they choose to fill them. Companies will be forced to create cookie-cutter jobs, with cookie-cutter salaries, with fully disclosed and published salaries, to prevent any kind of claim of inequality.
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Is it DOOM for Democrats in North Carolina?
Yes, if the turnout for early voting in NC’s May 6 primary is any indication. The top-of-the-ticket primary race in the Tar Heel state this year is the US Senate race. Incumbent Democrat Kay Hagan is facing only token primary opposition. On the Republican side, eight – count ‘em, eight – candidates are slugging it out to take on Hagan. The last time North Carolina | Read More »
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Hey, There Is A Dishonest Democrat In Georgia, Running For Senate #GASen
I understand that some may view “dishonest Democrat” as redundant, but it’s just a reminder that if a Democrat running for Congress says the sky is blue, grab an umbrella. Michelle Nunn (D-Bethesda,MDAtlanta) is the daughter of Sam Nunn (D-Bethesda,MDPerry,GA), longtime Democrat Party stalwart and Senator representing Georgia. She’s a loyal, partisan Democrat. Did I mention she’s a Democrat? Because Nunn (D), running as a | Read More »
The Sunset of My Official Silence
For over a decade I have stood by and watched, unable by choice to speak. Now, however, my Adventures in Officialdom are coming to a close. So this small effort is an exercise of sorts, intended to resharpen my quill, direct some important thoughts at the unthinking among us, and rejoin once again the effort to return America to her founding principles and virtue. Wish | Read More »
You and Me and the GDP
From Benghazi to Healthcare we are used to the administration lying to us. Why should the GDP numbers be any different?
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Guard the 2nd Amendment
You may have read the words of retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens that ran recently in the Washington Post. He has a suggestion to ‘fix’ the 2nd Amendment. The troubling part is that this man was a Supreme Court Justice. The more troubling part is that he is certainly not alone in thinking much of the Constitution is broken. In part, he said | Read More »
The Feds Balance our Budget
By law, Georgia has a balanced budget. But how we get there is troubling. The state is expecting to receive $600 million more in revenue this year than it did last year, meaning it will take a whopping $20.8 billion. But a look at the state’s expenses show that the governor is planning to spend over $42.3 billion (up $1.2 billion from last year). How | Read More »
Campaign Contributions gone Horribly Wrong
We are familiar with politicians asking for money. But did you realize that candidates are frequently one of the biggest contributors - to other politicians? Unlike you or me, they usually don’t use their own money. Instead they use their campaign contributions to support their friends and other incumbents. This is a common practice, and it goes on extensively in Georgia. Those of us who campaign contributions do | Read More »
Chuck Schumer wants to kill free speech, but he’s not alone
Democrats and Republicans want to silence those who disagree with them by amending the Constitution in order to make certain forms of free speech illegal.
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Captain America: Whiner Soldier
http://www.mlgoodell.webs.com Considering he’s the most timorous and geopolitically unformed President since Jimmy Carter, Barack Obama is remarkably prolific when it comes to slaughtering straw men. Take for example his recent press conference hissy fit in Malaysia. Or it may have been a calculated outburst, it’s hard to tell with this guy. Ostensibly a defense of his nuanced, highly sophisticated foreign policy, by the time Obama | Read More »
Hamas Clings to Jihad as America’s Top Diplomat Labels Israel an “Apartheid” State
On the heals of Secretary of State Kerry labeling Israel an “apartheid” state, Hamas doubles down on its terrorist mantra.
America’s top diplomat, Secretary of State John Kerry, recently said that if Israel does not cave to extremist demands in the Middle East, it would be an “apartheid” state. At the same time, Hamas leaders say, “Jihad is our path.”
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What did we learn from today’s House hearing? That John Mica CANNOT be the next chair of the Oversight Committee
Any conservative who watched this morning’s House Oversight Committee hearing on Benghazi should absolutely cringe at the thought that John Mica will succeed to the chair in the next Congress. Note: If a video clip becomes available..hopefully someone will post it. Words like inept, pathetic, feeble utterly fail to describe Mica’s performance today. Indeed, if one not familiar with American politics had just tuned in, | Read More »
A Dangerous Despot
While, once again, reading my copy of “Elementary Catechism on the Constitution” by Arthur J. Stansbury Hillard, Gray, Little and Wilkens, 1828 I came across this Question and Answer entry, related to the duties and responsibilities of the president. Q. Is it to be desired that Congress should always comply with the advice of the President? A. No; for then his advice would, in time, | Read More »
A 28 Year Abortion Victory
In 1985, the Pro-Life Action League, headed by Joseph Scheidler, published a book “Closed: 99 Ways to Stop Abortion”. The National Organization for Women sued.
After literally trying every trick in the book, including a class action suit, a civil suit under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) which the Supreme Court ruled in 1994 could proceed, and two more SCOTUS appearances in 2003 and 2006, this case was finally put to bed.
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Run, Lizzy, Run!
Re-posted from National Review Online, April 30, 2014 Whenever two or more Republicans gather together at their exclusive country clubs and polo matches, two questions invariably come up. First, who will be the party’s nominee in 2016? Second, will Hillary run? But now there’s a new question so intriguing it causes Republicans to do champagne spit-takes and gag on their caviar. Will self-styled populist heroine | Read More »