Can we be optimistic about New Jersey’s future if liberal legislators care more about potential tax revenue than the dangers in legalizing recreational marijuana? This state’s drug epidemic is severe enough without further enticing the young, poor and uninformed with a “gateway drug” to heroin addiction. Yet, In spite of denials, those promoting marijuana for medical use are also encouraging legalization for pleasure. The potential | Read More »
(UPDATED) RNC and CNBC collude to take out half the candidates. This month.
Update 9/30/15/ : CNBC has done a complete 180 degree turn. Not surprising as The Politico story referenced down below indicated at least a couple of the struggling campaigns were not pleased with the lack of details. Now the word is there WILL be an undercard which RNC’s Spicer said probably wouldn’t happen. There will be a 6 pm and an 8 pm debate. National Polls will | Read More »
When Taliban morality exceeds Army morality
There are two stories currently in the news about Afghanistan. The first is about a Green Beret who was removed from a camp in Kunduz and discharged for beating a child rapist. Personally I think the man showed great restraint in that the rapist ran away. I personally would not have expected him to be able to walk. The second story is about how the Taliban has retaken Kunduz. | Read More »
Pope Francis, Jesus Christ, and the United States of America
I am still stunned by the media and social media reaction to Pope Francis’s speech before a joint session of Congress last Thursday. It was surreal listening to the Left and the Right argue that the Pope is on their side or attack him as an enemy, as if they were looking for the head of the Catholic Church to write American policy. I heard | Read More »
Which Americans Will Be Made To Suffer The Most In The Oncoming Economic Crises…
Let`s say that in the next few months we will begin living through an endless catastrophe. It`s starting now with Russia`s buildup of military force in Syria to finally destroy President Assad`s enemies. The ramping up of military strikes against all possible resistance there, starting with eastern Aleppo, where the opposition rebels are holed up, will just keep escalating as Russia-Iran try to obliterate everything | Read More »
Mitch McConnell: Planned Parenthood’s Savior
Senate Majority Leader and his fellow Senate Republicans plan to move forward with a spending bill that will fund Planned Parenthood, in hopes of avoiding a government shutdown on Wednesday. After the Democrat filibuster last week, McConnell gutted the bill by removing the provision that discontinues government funding of Planned Parenthood. Today, on the same day as PPFA President Cecile Richards is scheduled to testify | Read More »
Media Bias – Jake Tapper Edition
Now that Ben Carson has risen to the top of the GOP field, the media overlords must take him down. If anyone consumes just a little bit of media, you will find that the political press is particularly myopic in their approach. They have long abandon reporting, digging for truth and being the conduit of what is and not what ought to be. The legacy | Read More »
Congress Should Impeach EPA Head Gina McCarthy – And Then a Whole Bunch of Other Bureaucrats
The national Republican Party is currently in the midst of a slow-motion train wreck. Their presidential primary has amply demonstrated their Base’s profound disaffection. You can call it anger, you can call it delusion – you can call it a tuna fish sandwich. But when 70+% of your voters don’t like anyone having anything to do with anything you’ve been doing – you absolutely call | Read More »
Happiness doesn’t come from equality of outcomes… Nor does prosperity
For years we’ve been hearing stories of schools scrapping dodge-ball, sports leagues eliminating scoring and schools passing students despite their lack of academic achievement. The reason, we’re told, is to protect the self esteem of students who might otherwise be harmed by coming up on the short end of a competitive stick. Of course none of this is a surprise to anyone who has watched | Read More »
Some Early Morning Thoughts
I’m only 18 years old. I’m a freshman in college and am often called a “kid” or “youngster” whenever I argue politics with someone in person, or (most of the time) on Twitter. This does not bother me. What does is the assumption that comes with that statement which is I know nothing because of my youth. I’m a devoted Christian, and have been since | Read More »
The most powerful speech you didn’t hear this weekend
You likely didn’t hear the most powerful speech delivered this weekend. It has been consigned to such obscure outposts as CSPAN. Few people have been as forceful and effective in their full-throttled defense of Western Civilization as Mark Steyn. The man almost single-handedly took down Canada’s totalitarian “hate” speech commissions. Now Steyn appears legally poised to tear asunder American climate change alarmist and proven fraud Michael Mann. Steyn’s main mission is to thwart Islamist | Read More »
2016 Gubernatorial Races: September News
There was a lot of action on the 2016 gubernatorial front, so let’s get to it: DELAWARE: At large Congressman will run for the term-limited office of Jack Markell. Carney barely lost to Markell in the 2008 Democratic primary. He may get a primary challenge from New Castle County GOP chief John Gordon. That county has the highest concentration of registered Democrats. As Larry Hogan | Read More »
Scott Walker’s Out; Who Is Next?
It was utterly shocking to see Scott Walker become the second candidate (first heavy weight candidate) to drop out of the 2016 Presidential race. But, after declining poll numbers and two dismal, at best, debate performances, it was only a matter of time for the Wisconsin Governor. Now that he’s out, that brings us to the ever present question of who is next? 1.) Who | Read More »
In CR vote, Paul again proves to be superior deficit hawk to Rubio, Cruz
In March, I wrote about a spending vote in which Rand Paul diverged with 2016 rivals and . Erick Erickson had warned the candidates not to vote for increased spending under the pretext of national defense. Rubio ended up proposing a bill that would increase military spending and the deficit. Paul proposed a bill that would increase military spending by the same amount, but would reduce | Read More »
Taxpayer Funded Assault
Yesterday I argued that pro-life allies of all stripes should stand with Fiorina against the disgusting attacks she has been under. This afternoon streiff eloquently covered Fiorina’s resolve and approach to the pro-abortion media machine. No candidate should have condoms thrown at them for holding an opinion shared by 73% of Americans. Hours ago, Breitbart reported a troubling development in this story: Some in the group that assaulted Fiorina were being | Read More »
Marita Noon: The Pope, climate change and VW
The drive to cut CO2 emissions is at the root of Volkswagen’s unprecedented scandal that broke last week, resulting in the CEO’s abrupt ouster on September 23—the day that Pope Francis’ U.S. visit went into full swing.
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Germany Reaps the Whirlwind: the Truth About the “Syrian Refugee Crisis”
Germany has taken the lead in admitting refugees—if indeed they are refugees. In August alone, it received a record 104,460. Deutschland has inhaled 435,535 in the first eight months of 2015, and expects to receive a total of 800,000 by year’s end—according to data received from Cheri Nocita Berens, an American woman living in Cairo, Egypt. (Quotes herein are hers, unless indicated otherwise.) Reuters reports | Read More »
Hillary Wades Into the Pumpkin Spice Wars
Hillary’s lackluster record and reed-like tendencies aside, a headline from The Hill piqued my curiosity. “Hillary comes out against pumpkin spice lattes” it read. “Shut.up. I actually agree with Hillary!” I thought to myself. Could this be? Has the Anti-Pumpkin Spicer FINALLY arrived?! Hillary comes out against pumpkin spice lattes: http://t.co/s4M13Yk39S pic.twitter.com/KSY0U5PVFO — The Hill (@thehill) September 28, 2015 The Over Pumpkinization of America has | Read More »
Coming ‘Small Employer’ Fight Could Be Obamacare’s Battle of Midway
In war, there’s a time and a place for D-Day. Launched on June 6, 1944 after months of military deception, the Normandy landings are, to this day, the largest ambitious invasion in history and the definition of taking the battle directly to the enemy. Other circumstances call for their own response. Two years before, in early 1942, American soldiers had successfully decrypted Japanese communications, helping | Read More »
Concentrating on Late-Term Abortions may be the path to success for the GOP.
The Washington Post reports today unfavorable support for shutting down the government over Planned Parenthood spending: 69% of voters would oppose a government shutdown over PP, and only 23% would support it 59% of Republicans oppose a shutdown over PP These numbers do not bode well for congressional GOP members who want to push forward a shutdown over PP funding. Although 71% of Republicans agree with | Read More »
Is Obama Stupid Or Deluded In UN Address?
President Obama VERY CLEARLY stated that it was unacceptable to support someone like President Assad of Syria who has been using heinous barrel bombs against his own citizens in Syria’s ongoing civil war. Obama said that the members of the UN (shout out to RUSSIA) that are now coalescing into a new coalition to fight ISIS and Islamist terrorists in Syria must commit to a | Read More »
Donald Trump endorses national Medicaid expansion
Sunday evening on 60 Minutes, Scott Pelley asked Donald Trump about how he would take care of those without health insurance. Trump said that he would make deals with hospitals and that the government would pay for it. Watch the exchange below: As Gabriel Malor at Hot Air notes, Trump’s plan boils down to expanding Medicaid: According to Trump, uninsured people are going to get coverage because | Read More »
The Pope, Politics and the People
TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY REFORMATION For the multitude of faithful American Catholics who are also conservative, the Pope’s visit last week brought into focus that his worldview is decidedly not one that is compatible with American conservatism. Social Media has erupted causing the differences between Catholicism and orthodox protestantism to come to the surface. Since his election, many conservative Catholics have tried to defend the Pope’s views but have | Read More »
The “Consider This!” Podcast: Nobel Committee Regrets, and Closely Held Corporate Policies
Barack Obama received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, after barely warming the seat in the Oval Office. The intent was to encourage him to be a peace-maker, but is that what the award is for? The committee is now having regrets over politicizing the prize. Yeah, they ought to.
An Office Depot site turned down business , of a religious nature, because of a corporate policy. Is this any different than doing so for religious reasons? No, it isn’t, although certainly the response to that has been quite different (i.e. virtually ignored). Wonder why?
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We’re so mad about the person with no political experience in the White House that we’re going to put another person with no political experience in the White House. Because of Obama’s “victory,” Iran is on track to get a nuclear bomb, and gets a special bonus infusion of over $100 billion cash to sponsor terrorism. There’s a biblical sea of humanity flowing from Obama’s | Read More »
Crony Capitalism – Marco Rubio edition
is laying out a plan to encourage companies to offer benefits to parents taking time off for new births. His plan is basically to offer a tax break to companies who provide paid time off to employees. Sounds great, but… First, this probably will not change the practices of many companies. If a McDonald’s franchise is running with a small profit margin the owner probably | Read More »
It’s the GOP-e who have been the false prophets
The RNC set up an entire website dedicated to Obamacare for the 2014 elections. What does it say at the very top of that site’s home page? A GOP HOUSE & SENATE WILL REPEAL OBAMACARE. Here is Reince Priebus spending more than 5 minutes railing about Obamacare during the 2013-14 election cycle. The subtitle above is a quote from just after 2:30 – except with | Read More »
DC’s Latest Self-Inflicted ‘Crisis’ – We Run Out of Budget on October 1
Washington, D.C. is a dysfunctional mess. Just about nothing gets done unless it absolutely has to get done. And when things do get done – they are just about always horrible. Bigger and bigger government, over and over again, as far as the eye can see. For instance, DC hasn’t passed an actual budget through the actual process since 2009 – the year of the | Read More »
Hill’s F-35s Complete First Training Mission
The first two F-35A jets have completed training missions at Hill Air Force Base. From the Standard Examiner: On Sept. 17, Lt. Col. George Watkins, commander of the 34th Fighter Squadron, and Maj. Brad Matherne, assistant director of operations for the squadron, flew the first F-35A “sorties” from Hill. According to the 388th Fighter Wing, the pilots conducted “mission qualification training,” which included weapons employment, familiarization | Read More »
What Would God say about Planned Parenthood and Abortion?
Preface: I credit Erick’s diary, It’s Just the Right Thing to Do, for inspiring this diary. I started to comment on his diary and was into the second paragraph when I realized, I needed to turn that comment into a diary. So here it is. Thanks Erick for a great diary! Okay, I humbly confess, I am just one more insignificant, temporary mortal breath and | Read More »
The Only Truly Dangerous Thing Trump Said on 60 Minutes
There were plenty of zingers that informed Republican voters will latch onto when reviewing the interview that 60 Minutes had with Donald Trump. From repealing Obamacare and replacing it with more socialized medicine to taxing the rich to pay for the poor, his perspectives sounded more like something Bernie Sanders would say instead of a GOP Presidential nominee. I covered the impossibility of his plans | Read More »
2016 US Senate Happenings: September in Review
There has been some developments in the battle for the US Senate in 2016 in September. Without further ado: ARKANSAS: It’s confirmed- former federal prosecutor Conner Eldridge has entered the race on the Democratic side. Ho hum… CALIFORNIA: Former GOP chair Duf Sundheim has entered the race. This delights the Democrats who believe that too many Republicans will split the vote and allow a Harris-Sanchez | Read More »
Rep. Kinzinger: Ousting Boehner “Senseless Legislative Hostage Taking” By “Exotic” Tea Party Conservatives
In the wake of Tea Party conservatives compelling Speaker of the House to announce his retirement at the end of October on Friday Illinois Republican congressman Adam Kinzinger told the Chicago Sun Times over the weekend that Boehner’s ouster was “Senseless legislative hostage taking”, that would only make the Republican Party smaller. North Carolina congressman and the House Freedom Caucus lead by Ohio’s are credited with | Read More »
With Leadership, ISIS Is Becoming More Deadly
In 2014, ISIS named a global caliphate to lead the coalition of radical muslims. Since then, the groups violence has proliferated, and increasingly more barbaric. Since June of 2014, ISIS has killed roughly 10,000 people. These stats do not include the 5,000 Yazidi’s massacred, due to the fact that the massacre took place before the caliphate was placed in power. Since then, over 3,200 Syrian | Read More »
SpaceX is the Space-Industry Solyndra?
The launching of the unmanned SpaceX CRS-7 rocket in June of this year exploded spectacularly in sky in fewer than three minutes after it was launched. The CRS-7 begin to fly in a less than straight up trajectory after one minute in the air and soon after turned to a downward direction, after which it exploded into almost nothing. The failed launch of CRS-7, described | Read More »
A Dirty Bomb Is The Most Likely Next Major Terrorist Attack Against The U.S.
A few months ago the Australian Intelligence Service, which is active in the War On Terror, announced that ISIS in Iraq had gathered enough radiological material in its takeover of the hospitals and university in Mosul, Iraq, which housed radioactive isotopes for medical treatment and research, to be able to construct an effective ‘dirty bomb’ or radiological weapon. And if the radiological material is divided | Read More »
Attention RedStaters: Keep asking why the IRS has not audited the Clinton Foundation
Thanks to all the RedStaters who have shared my piece that I posted last Friday. It is a sure sign of IRS corruption in cahoots with the Clintons that the Clinton Foundation has not been audited. This issue is breaking through so keep sharing the piece. http://www.redstate.com/diary/6755mm/2015/09/25/myra-adams-clinton-foundation-collusion-irs/
Proportional delegate allotment restored for NC presidential primary
Defying prior legislation by the NC General Assembly, the Executive Committee of the North Carolina Republican Party moved yesterday to restore proportional allotment of delegates in the state’s 2016 presidential primary, reestablishing the state’s traditional method of delegate allotment and rejecting the legislature’s move to a winner take all system. After numerous committee members spoke on how the winner take all system was unfair to | Read More »
The Battle for the House in 2016: September News
Labor day is a thing of the distant past and the kids are back at school. September must be in the rear view mirror, so its time to recap some House race developments from the past month. CA-17: The House Ethics Office released a bad report against Mike Honda which dents him in his upcoming reelection efforts. CA-21: Seems the Democrats are not too keen | Read More »
For the Dual Citizens Among Us: To Our Ungodly Culture’s “Love ‘Em/Hate ‘Em” False Dichotomy About Homosexuals
This is not a proper diary–granted. But the Scriptural soundness of the linked interview, on an issue of contemporary significance, is so compelling that I must urge you to hear it; such soundness is often demonstrated by true wisdom’s cutting in several directions at once–which it must, given the metastatic nature of our spiritual cancer, and which it always does, as “the word of God | Read More »
Government Now Using Apps To Predict Behavior
In 1984 fashion, the National Institute of Health has developed an app that can predict your psychological state. An excerpt from the Washington Examiner article states: “The smartphone system asks users how they are doing mentally throughout the day, and based on that data can deliver an automated intervention when necessary. The smartphone app also monitors the user’s location to | Read More »
Justice Department, Bureau of Prisons Refuse To Answer Questions or Provide FOIA’d Docs About Thomson Prison
The Obama administrations reluctance and difficulty in following congressional and Freedom of Information Act requests for documents and information is legion. From the State Department and the issues surrounding Hillary Clinton and her top aide Huma Abedin, to the IRS and Lois Lerner’s targeting of Tea Party and conservative groups everyone from the Associated Press, to Judicial Watch have been compelled to go to federal | Read More »
Obama, the Hjira and the Death of the West
By Bob Bennett On September 10th, Obama announced he will accept 10,000 Syrian refugees next fiscal year, a large increase over the ~1500 accepted this year, which ends September 30th. On September 21st, he said he would raise the number of refugees accepted from 70,000 to 85,000 in fiscal year 2016, which starts the 1st of October. This will include the 10,000 Syrians. | Read More »
We need to stand with Carly Fiorina.
Today at a campaign stop, pro-abortion advocates defending Planned Parenthood threw condoms at Carly Fiorina. Read that again. Protesters threw condoms at Carly Fiorina. They did so while wearing PP attire, and while chanting “Layoffs, Lies, it’s no surprise! Carly fumbles for these Hawkeyes!” Convicts throw condoms, not protesters. This is something you’d expect walking through a cell block in a SuperMax prison – not at | Read More »
A Presidential Race!
Hello everyone. In case you haven’t noticed, we live in very interesting times. It would be hard for anyone conscious not to notice, but for the few of you who haven’t recognized it yet, we *do.* And in keeping with the “interesting” part of interesting, I’ve decided to comment a little here again. From time to time. As unobtrusively as possible and with as much | Read More »
The Week That Was
Much has happened over the last week and this is just some general commentary on current events. Scott Walker Quits the Race: My choice for the nomination was the second to go. The reason I supported Walker was because I believed he was the best choice to bring together the various factions of the Republican Party and present a united front against Clinton in 2016. | Read More »
A look back two years tells the tale of two candidates
It was over three years before election day, 2016, when the on-again-off-again yearning that Donald Trump has for the White House started percolating again on Twitter. Today marks the two-year anniversary of a pair of Tweets that may have represented the seed for the Donald’s current run for President.
After Boehner, Who’s Next to Retire? (Update of open thread) Value Voters Summit Poll Results
I’m just going to go straight to the paragraph in a story from TheHill that brings up an interesting scenario. *** “You’re going to see a lot of the older, Boehner lieutenants start to consider retirement,” said Bob Kish, an Ohio-based GOP ad maker. “Guys who are buddies with Boehner are going to say, ‘Screw this. If he’s not in charge, I’m not staying in the | Read More »
Hillary has “jumped the shark”….er, Lena Dunham
Hillary Clinton’s campaign for the White House is over: finished, kaput, dead, toast, done…… It’s not the emails, or her lies, or the Clinton Foundation money scandals, or her total inability to be sincere and connect with people. Nope, her campaign has simply just had its “jump the shark” moment. The term “jump the shark” originally referred to when a TV show demonstrates that it | Read More »
Bill Nye the Abortion Guy
This week Bill Nye took to YouTube channel Big Think to make a statistical argument in favor of unrestricted abortion. His line of reasoning, comprising the first minute of the video, boils down to the idea that because a large percentage of human beings die within a week of being conceived, it is folly to value human life at any time before birth. Nye spends | Read More »