Beyond Generation Wuss
The liberal is a particular breed of herd animal, a breed which tramples all to get to the front of the stampede, leaving behind nothing but a wide trail of destruction and feces. Such as it is with the latest eruption of bat guano that advanced the notion anything can be racist. Kimberly Ross aptly described this mindset as “Generation Wuss,” but now that the stampede | Read More »
Anyone know if Thad Cochran is still alive, or at the very least, “compos mentis?”
Where, oh where, is the senior senator from the Magnolia state? Red Staters are well aware of the criminal farce that was the 2014 Mississippi Republican primary election. Haley Barbour and the rest of the GOPe dragged Cochran out of his bathrobe and slippers, wiped the drool from his chin, stocked the van with Depends, got him to run again, and then used the vilest | Read More »
Is the Culture War Over ?
Knowing that there is no fool like an old fool, the seasoned citizen trying to prove he hasn’t lost his grip on America’s rapidly changing culture quips says to his grandchild, “I’m not exactly your father’s Oldsmobile.” His grandchild looks at him like he is a dithering old codger and says, “What’s an Oldsmobile?” If the latest tech wonders seem more like science fiction to | Read More »
Gender Equality in the Military
Top priorities in military conflict are completion of the mission and safety of those involved. Since training is where the groundwork is laid for what will take place on the fields of combat, standards are rigid and direction is strict. These are absolute necessities. Including women in non-traditional roles of military service, such as special forces, is still a relatively new subject to discuss. This | Read More »
Texas Man Jailed By Feds Over Facebook Ownership Dispute
In a country where we have become accustomed to judicial injustices being committed on an almost daily basis, Americans might be excused for becoming jaded and assuming that we have seen everything. Yet, the courts always seem to find ways to surprise and shock us. Consider, for example the case of a man in Texas thrown in jail by a Federal Judge because of his | Read More »
Memo to Marie Harf: Sometimes “Stop It!” IS the Better Idea
Bob Newhart used to do this skit where he played a psychiatrist who charged only five dollars (he didn’t make change) for a session, would listen at length to his patients’ problems and then offer exactly the same advice to all of them. “Stop it!” Among those who could enormously benefit from such advice is Marie Harf — State Department spokesperson and poster child for the | Read More »
Too Much Misinformation about RFRA
Abundant misinformation surrounds and warps discussions of the law widely identified under the acronym RFRA. The letters RFRA stand for Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The title was first used for a federal law passed in 1993. The case that triggered the law was a court ruling that criminalized use of peyote by Indian tribes who had historically considered this substance crucial to their religious observances. | Read More »
The Left’s Newly Found (and Fake) Populism
Generally speaking, populism is the political belief that power should ultimately rest in the hands of the “little people.” Its hard to define who the “little people” actually are unless you on the left side of the political spectrum in which case they are the 99%. In fact, most polling shows that the American public is generally wary of things that are “big” be they | Read More »
Will Obama Surrender Guantanamo?
The White House denies it will give Guantanamo to Cuba, however the President’s track record of unilateral concessions to Cuba without preconditions should serve as a warning that he indeed may surrender our naval base, property and territory, perhaps after the 2016 election. To circumvent Congress and the courts, this might be done while Congress is in recess and over the course of just a few | Read More »
Slager Would Have Been Charged with the Walter Scott Shooting Anyway
Discussions of horrible events in the immediate aftermath invariably engender scolding (typically but not exclusively) from the left that one ought not “politicize” a tragedy. That these opprobria occur well after politicization of their own is underway doesn’t seem to be any kind of logical or moral hurdle to overcome. Thus in the aftermath of Sandy Hook we get campaigns for gun bans and finger-wagging | Read More »
Follow the Money: CSGV-NRA 2015
If you don’t know the name Emily Miller yet, it’s time to start paying attention, especially as anti-gun groups have chosen her as their next target to bully. Miller is the chief investigative reporter for the television station WTTG FOX 5 in Washington, DC. In addition to being an award-winning journalist with an impressive background, she is an accomplished author. Her book “Emily Gets Her | Read More »
Nuclear deal with Iran proves John Kerry was right
In his article earlier this week, Tom Tancredo wondered if Obama was committing treason as a result of the nuclear “deal” he has negotiated with Iran—a deal Israel calls a dream for Iran and a nightmare for the world. The answer to that question is open for debate, but one thing is certain—he is at least guilty of committing stupidity. In the days following this | Read More »
My freedom of association, and yours
May I order orange juice at Memories Pizza? Last week saw the roiling of public opinion over laws in Indiana and Arkansas that seek to allow greater protection to those with religious objections to legal mandates that they perform specific actions when they claim a conscientious objector status. The media immediately interpreted the law as about discrimination against gays and lesbians, one suspects largely because | Read More »
Air Force: F-35 ready for initial combat in 2016
The Air Force is nearly ready to declare its F-35 fighter jets ready for initial combat use as early as August 2016, according to a top F-35 official. Major General Jeffrey Harrigian, a two-star general and pilot with more than 4,100 hours flying in fighter jets including the F-22, told Reuters this week that the Air Force variant of the F-35 was making progress towards | Read More »
Rand Paul Exposes Democrat Anti-Woman, Anti-Choice Death Culture
Thank you, Rand Paul, for sticking it to The Woman. The AP threw him “the question” on abortion Wednesday during his NH campaign swing, and Rand threw it right back. Later in the day, when asked after a campaign stop in Milford about the interview, which the Democratic National Committee had sent reporters, Paul said, “Why don’t we ask the DNC: Is it OK to | Read More »
Is a bad white cop automatically a racist?
99.9% of the stories about the South Carolina cop accused of murder begin with some variant of this sentence: White South Carolina ( or southern) cop shoots unarmed black man in the back, killing him. The officer in question has been fired, and will stand trial for murder. The process will unfold, the system will work. So then, is the MSM conducting its own version | Read More »
Goals for Republican Insiders
Like many of us here at RedState, I am a member of my local Republican Party (County Republican Central Committee in my case, referred to as RCC hereafter). This move was prompted by our own ColdWarrior, powered by my love for America as found in the founding documents, and assisted by other RedStaters. I have documented my process in my earliest diaries. The thesis statement for | Read More »
Oh! Those Scary Words…
But if thought corrupts language, language can corrupt thought.—George Orwell If anything is true today in political discourse, it is the tendency by those on the Left to distort the human language to their own ends. This, I believe, is a major difference between us and them- our ability to cut through the bull and speak commonsense, and their inability to speak commonsense and to | Read More »
Tuesday’s Election Results Show That Illinois Voters Are TEA Partiers At Heart
One thing is abundantly clear in the wake of Tuesday’s consolidated election here in Illinois; at heart the voters of this state are TEA Partiers and they let local officials know it. Illinois’ taxpayers face a heavy burden. We have the tenth highest state-local sales tax rate in the nation according to the Tax Foundation. The Tax Policy Center meanwhile tabulate Illinoisans face the second highest | Read More »
California’s Latest Insult to Citizens and Legal Immigrants
This nation is not a “nation of immigrants” as is so often said without any contradiction. It is instead, a nation of laws. When it ceases being that, there will be nothing to distinguish America from any other nation. We’re already headed for the rocks.
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I’m a libertarian, and I’m supporting Ted Cruz
The other night as my wife Kelsey and I were getting ready for bed, we were talking about the 2016 presidential race and discussing how things would shape up for the first-in-the-nation caucus state – our home state – of Iowa. We had both heard that Ted Cruz was set to announce his candidacy at midnight, and were keeping a finger on the pulse of | Read More »
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz Lies Like a Cheap Watch
Let’s peer behind the wavy green mask of Starbucks Corporation, the Seattle-based knight in shining armor defending all things liberal. Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, said last year at a shareholder meeting: Not every decision is an economic decision….If you feel, respectfully, that you can get a higher return than the 38% you got last year, it’s a free country. You can sell your shares in Starbucks | Read More »
Waiting for a Leader to Emerge
Deep into a second term, Barack Obama is determined to double down on his failed agenda. Virtually everything he says is designed to mislead, undercut, and harm the fabric of our nation. The public is slowly coming to realize the reality behind his rhetoric, and is not liking what they see. They are tired of being lied to, and they want the truth. A turn | Read More »
You Will Be Made To Worship Their god
The opponents of RFRA are still quick to deploy their “separation of church and state cliché, but one side is demanding that the state fine people for declining to participate in a religious service. It isn’t mine. It’s the ACLU and its allies who are ready to use the power of the state to compel unwilling people to participate in religious services.
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Your 2008-2016 Depression and Anger, St. Augustine, Oswald Spengler, A Host of Others, and Your Future
In the movie Ben-Hur, based on the book by Civil War General Lew Wallace, a book rarely if ever read in the schools these days, Balthasar (one of the Three Kings) witnesses the crucifixion of Jesus, and crushed by the madness he has seen in Jerusalem, he turns away and says: “I have lived too long.” After reading many things at assorted Conservative sites such | Read More »
President Obama’s “Less-Than-Loving” Easter Attack on Christians Should “Concern” You
President Obama, who won’t call out radical Islam for beheading Christians, is spewing verbal vitriol against Christians.
President Obama began his remarks at an Easter Prayer Breakfast this week saying he is “concerned” about “less-than-loving” Christians.
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Video of South Carolina Officer’s Alleged Murder of Unarmed Man
Here is the video from the NYT that goes along with Leon’s post on this. Warning: the video shows someone dying before your eyes.
Why Should God Bless America?
There were 1.05 million abortions in America in 2011. There have been more than 55 million since the Roe v. Wade decision. Several states have approved of Gay Marriage and the Supreme Court is likely to make it the law of the land. When the state of Indiana recently attempted to enact legislation to protect religious liberty, Americans from all corners of the country voiced | Read More »
Crisis management is not a strategy- neither is isolationism
From Christian decapitations to radical Islamist victory marches, crisis and chaos is erupting across the world. The Obama Administration’s “crisis management” foreign policy has produced one thing: anarchy. In Syria, President Obama drew a “red-line.” President Bashar al-Assad responded by launching chemical attacks against women and children. In Egypt, our longtime ally, Obama’s team willingly accepted the disastrous power grab by the Muslim Brotherhood. Instead | Read More »
Is Hillary the security leak that let the Russians hack into the White House?
Powerline reported months ago that the White House computers were inaccesible, yet no one in the mainstream media ran a story that would make the Obama Administration look incompetent. Now CNN is reporting on the story, and saying that it is traced to an initial break-in at the State Department. Their is mention that a frequent way of getting access is with e-mails supposedly from | Read More »
Salon’s Brittney Cooper has Lost Her Faith and Her Mind
Britney Cooper thinks she’s cornered the market on Jesus. A white-hating, microaggression-avoiding, birth-control-loving, sexually free, and “possibly queer” Jesus. Of course she’s lost her mind, along with whatever faith she has as a “practicing Christian.” Then again, Salon.com published this puddle of intellectual putrescence because they need the clicks, right? As a practicing Christian, I am deeply incensed by these calls for restoration and reclamation | Read More »
Goodbye, James Best
James Best passed away today. Many of Redstate’s younger readers probably haven’t heard of him. He wasn’t a politician, a professional athlete, or a musician. I don’t know anything about his political views or his religious beliefs. The only thing I know about him is that he played Sherriff Roscoe P. Coltraine on a silly 80s action show called The Dukes of Hazard. The show | Read More »
Hackers Reveal Obama’s Private Schedule
Here’s one advantage of Hillary Clinton’s private email server: when Russian hackers penetrated the State Department’s network, they found none of Hillary’s documents. But they did use that system to leapfrog into a more promising target: the White House. CNN reported today that a sensitive but unclassified system was breached last year during the intrusion. While the White House has said the breach only affected | Read More »
Billionaire Enviro-Wacko Tom Steyer Looking To Use Iowa Caucus To Push Global Warming
Tom Steyer The global warming/climate change political advocacy group NextGen Climate, funded by billionaire environmental wacko Tom Steyer, is going to team up with something called the Citizens’ Climate Lobby and attempt to interject climate change/global warming as much as possible into the 2016 presidential race by focusing on Iowa and having climate “activist” confront Democrat, but mostly Republican candidates on the issue. | Read More »
Conservative Activist Nina May’s Message To All GOP Presidential Candidates
A friend of mine, political activist and filmmaker Nina May, sent this essay to fellow conservatives and I thought it was worth sharing with RedState readers. I remember a conversation in 2011 with the advisor of a GOP presidential candidate as though it replays in slow motion with the sound effects of Psycho echoing in the background. It was after one of the debates where | Read More »
Duke Energy Takes A Stand in North Carolina
The escalation of federal, state, and local government overreach presents a constant threat that warrants oversight and accountability. Sometimes, however, these actions are so egregious that the impropriety is self-evident. Last month, North Carolina’s Department of Environment and Natural Resources nailed Duke Energy for an unprecedented $25.1 million fine for coal ash contamination of groundwater near the company’s Sutton Plant. This sets a historic record | Read More »
The GOP’s Quest for a Losing Candidate in 2016
The Republicans are clearly seeking a sure loser for 2016, so they can be assured of certain defeat. Let us help them focus properly, by analyzing the techniques of the great losers of the past—McCain and Romney. McCain heard his followers at a 2008 campaign rally plead with him to fight harder for the presidency—one man said: “…Frankly, we’re scared. We’re scared of an Obama | Read More »
Morality According to the 3 Percent, Like Communism, ISIS
The hullabaloo over false information being propagated about Indiana’s Religious Freedom and Restoration Act (RFRA) reveals a much more serious underlying problem in America. Morality according to the 3 Percent (the gay community in America) is defined by imposing conformity, control, coercion, and oppression over those who disagree with their definition of equality, fairness, tolerance, or even love. The 3 Percent’s “outrage” cannot be about | Read More »
Gay Mafia II: The Sequel
Just like the Godfather movie franchise, the Gay Mafia will have a sequel or two, as we see today in Gay Mafia II. Following the successful bullying of the spineless RINOs in Indiana, the Gay Mafia is making an impact on the GOP—which really does stand for Gutless On Principles—across the country. After witnessing the mafia-styled thuggery unleashed on lawmakers in Indiana when they passed | Read More »
Obama’s Objective: Nationalize California’s Government-Made Water Disaster
California – the Golden State that hasn’t been golden in decades. And has for decades been under the near total control of the Democrat Party. These two things are not unrelated. California has for the Reality-based community long been a perfect reverse barometer. Anything the state does – do the opposite, and success and prosperity will surely ensue. We like to juxtapose California and Texas. | Read More »
The Hits Keep Coming from the Left
In a tendency now bordering on suicide, the Left keeps proposing and sometimes enacting bills which violate the more important law of unintended consequences. In my reading on the subject, I could come up with only one good unintended consequence of anything and it had nothing to do with any liberal policy or belief. That unintended good consequence, in fact, had to do with the | Read More »
ISIS Fighters Stricken with Serious Skin Disease. Judgment of God?
At first I thought this story was one of those far-fetched tales in WorldNetDaily or a parody from The Onion. But it’s real. There’s a disease called leishmaniasis which is endemic to the Levant, meaning Israel, Jordan, Syria, Iraq. It just so happens that ISIS inhabits the same area as this serious skin disease, which is spread by sand flies. I kid you not. If | Read More »
Tipping Point: The Lynch Nomination Will Set The Trajectory
Victory feeds on itself. Similarly, defeat feeds on itself. When we broke up the “bipartisan” health care negotiations in the spring of 2009 — when we killed every word of Obama gun control — when we “blue slipped” amnesty legislation — we created a reverse-momentum that stymied Obama and changed history. Conversely, when the GOP leadership caved on the Cromnibus — when Mike Pence soiled | Read More »