Ferguson and the worst job in the world
When the community loses all trust in the police, and the police can’t discern the real criminals from those they are supposed to protect, the rule of law, private property, and the preservation of our basic rights as Americans breaks down pretty quickly. Until some trust is restored, this impasse is going to continue. At some point, Ferguson’s black community will end up executing vigilante justice, which is just as wrong as the police standing back while criminals flourish.
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The Special Ones in Georgia (Part Two)
The Special Ones, Part 2. Last week I did a column on “The Special Ones” wherein I contended that 5% of you Georgians are special because you passed the moral fitness test to get a GWCL. It’s pretty good to be part of the 5%, right? But did you know that there’s an even more select group? The Georgia Legislature has, over the years, carved | Read More »
Rick Perry Indicted.
OK, so this is going to be a very short diary because I am not commenting on the facts of Perry’s case. What I am commenting on is that our judicial system is rife with prosecutorial and law enforcement misconduct which is eroding the confidence of right thinking citizens in our whole legal justice system. When I say right thinking I am referencing that segment | Read More »
How the GOP Can Win the Climate Change Debate
Although global climate change does not rank very high on the list of concerns of the electorate, that list does provide some insights on how the Republican Party can seize the debate and move forward. There will always be a fringe on the Left who would like to return the American economy to the equivalent of pre-colonial America and they are a lost cause. The following | Read More »
Iraq’s Christians are Crying Out for Help, Facing Jihadist Genocide
ISIS militants are engaged in a calculated extermination of Christians in Iraq.
The reports coming out of Iraq are horrendous. Christian homes have been marked with the sign of the Nazarene for slaughter. Children are beheaded and even crucified. Christian women are being sold as sex slaves.
Iraq’s Christians are crying out in desperation for aid from the West, from America.
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Louisiana Senate Fund Race
After one candidate’s pre-primary was posted late, we now have the results of cash on hand by various candidates… Cassidy leads at $5.6 million, followed by Landrieu with $5.5 million cash. Maness has under $200K. Both Cassidy and Landrieu have enough to carry them through the OPEN primary into a possible runoff. Maness, at July’s cash flow rate, can last until the end of August | Read More »
We Have Dead White Kids Too
Must we have a dead white kid? My friend Erick Erickson asked that question today in light of the turmoil going on in Ferguson, MO (http://www.redstate.com/2014/08/15/must-we-have-a-dead-white-kid/). Good question. Easy answer: We have dead white kids too. In Eurahlee, GA, on the evening of Feb. 14, 2014, a Eurahlee police officer knocked on the door. Officer Beth Gatny had in her hand an arrest warrant for | Read More »
Brannigan Fights for Jobs Bills Held Up by Harry Reid in the U.S. Senate
“Congress has not been that helpful,” President Obama told a crowd in a local theater. “They have not been as constructive as I would have hoped and these actions come with a cost. (July 31, 2014).” However, as Obama blames his so-called “do nothing” Congress, it’s actually Senator Harry Reid who stalls much of the progress in Congress – especially in terms of JOBS. RNC | Read More »
Zero Tolerance Is A Disease
More to the story on the Nerf “Gun” incident in Houston County, Georgia, which put us in the national spotlight? Maybe. To be fair, which I try to do, the BOE may have their hands tied by student confidentiality. And maybe it wasn’t a gun issue, but a “you know better than that” issue. And maybe they got thrown under the bus by the family | Read More »
Anti-ISIS War, A War to Defend Civilization
Many people on the left think that all wars are the Vietnam War just like their parents thought that all wars were World War II. They are wrong just as their parents were wrong. Vietnam was not WWII. The war against ISIS is not Vietnam. It’s not even the First or Second Iraq War. This current anti-ISIS war in Iraq and Syria is actually a | Read More »
Islamic Extremism and the Pending Holocaust
At the end of World War II, the world became witness to the most horrific acts of genocide against a specific race of people, a series of events collectively referred to as “the Holocaust.” Shortly after the failed military offensive into Russia, Adolf Hitler ordered the systematic murder of Jewish men, women, and children, which would constitute a crime not only against the human race, | Read More »
Tags: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
, Iraq Christians
, Islamic extremism
, President Obama
AS THE WORLD BURNS
Optics rule in politics. Fiddling for words to fit a narrative comes second. Martha Vineyard vacations have some serious contenders for the President’s attention; that is after he fits in one more round of golf (186 golf outings to date) and while the world burns, another fundraiser. This Saturday is the earliest he can afford to take a break from his break. Because he is the most convincing | Read More »
Tags: 2016: obama's america
, drug cartels
, Governor Rick Perry
, Hillary Clinton don't do stupid stuff
, Human Smugglers
, Illegal Immigrants
, Martha's Vineyard
, Obama declines to visit border
, Obama Fundraises
, Obama Golfs
, Obama parties
, Obama Vacations
, World Burns
Journalists Are Not Special, Even In Ferguson
While we decry the heavy-handed tactics of the police amid the shocking riots in Ferguson, Missouri, let us not pass over the other antagonists in the drama, the media. It’s unusual for me to disagree with Hot Air’s Mary Katherine Hamm, who says that national reporters are valuable test subjects for Constitutional rights. Allowing reporters to continue in the illusion that they are something special | Read More »
David Gregory out at Meet the Press
NBC has announced David Gregory has been replaced on Meet the Press by Chuck Todd. Yawn.
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Capitalism vs. Economic Patriotism
President Obama chided companies who have essentially moved overseas for tax purposes. He shamed them for practically renouncing their citizenship and not exercising “economic patriotism.” Obama is not planning on stopping at just publicly denouncing companies and hoping they comply with his view of economic patriotism. He intends on taking action to prevent this from occurring, and he is asking congress to pass legislation in response. Obama’s | Read More »
Levelling the Abortion Debate; Regulate, Tax, and Repeat
Recently enacted state laws regulating abortion providers in Alabama, Texas, and many other states are in the midst of the judicial process. These new statutes effectively lessen the number of abortion clinics in their respective states. The deluge of new laws is returning the often volatile abortion debate to a head and may offer a strategy to severely limiting abortions in the United States. Alabama | Read More »
The Lame Duck: Looming Changes
For the past six years leftist progressive and labor-oriented centrist Democrats have been united behind Barack Obama who has had no interest in working with the Republicans, and only slightly more in working with his own party. Without a clear party leader, the Republican Establishment and the Tea Party factions have filled most of the public’s appetite for stories of political infighting. The Lame Duck years of | Read More »
The Professional Police are Not Always Professional
In response to Leon Wolf’s excellent post, “Don’t Rule Out a Riot,” I wanted to share an incident I observed while a young man. At the time, I served with an inner-city mission that worked with displaced Appalachians – people who had moved from the rural areas of the state to the city to find work. One night, as the evening service ended, two policemen | Read More »
Republicans and the State
A few weeks ago I was called to jury duty, a day-long ordeal in which I found myself a prisoner of the state for a short while. I was not permitted to leave the courtroom, could not carry my cell phone, and was threatened with arrest should I do anything other than take the $15 parking reimbursement they offered and sit quietly. During jury selection | Read More »
Will church leaders in U.S. seize this opportunity?
The foundations of every institution that make America a stable society are being shaken—hard. Nothing is being spared. The family in America is under attack like never before. The church in America has lost its courage and boldness on certain issues in the light of a new Barna Group study that reveals most pastors avoid the “controversial issues.” And Americans have a growing and deep | Read More »
Taqqiya: Qur’an Sanctioned Deceit to Promote Islam as a “Religion of Peace”
When Muslims state, “Islam is a religion of peace,” they mean something entirely different from that of a Westerner’s concept of peace. According to the Qur’an, the world will only be at peace when every country is Shari’a-ruled. Promoting peace means, peace will exist when all non-Muslims are converted or dead.
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Tags: al Qaeda
, boko haram
, child marriage
, domestic violence
, homegrown terrorism
, Honor Killings
, Islam in France
, Islam in Germany
, Islam in Holland
, Islam in Moscow
, Islam in Norway
, Islam in Paris
, Islam in Russia
, Islam in Spain
, Islam in UK
, Islamic warfare
, Jamaat ul-Fuqra
, Muslim Brotherhood
, Muslims of America
, Religion of Peace
, Saudi Wahhabis
Chris Kyle Didn’t Die From a Gunshot, He Died From His Choice
Here is an example of a blog post with a title designed to piss you off. It is meant to immediately put you on edge because it is inflammatory. It is a half truth architected in a manner to upset people who are familiar with the story of the well known American Hero, Chris Kyle. Most people know that Chris Kyle was actually shot and | Read More »
“The Book of Mormon” on Broadway
I am not a Mormon. As a Jew, in fact, I am not only one but am two additional holy books short of accepting the doctrinal tenets of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I was nonetheless appalled and repulsed by what I witnessed yesterday inside New York City’s Eugene O’Neill Theatre, in the form of the ostensibly satirical yet insidiously blasphemous Broadway | Read More »
Ann Coulter: The “C” stands for crap-ass
If it wasn’t for the fact that she has established a rather lengthy resume of supporting the Republican establishment over true Conservatives over the past few years, you could maybe give Ann Coulter a pass with her latest appeal to America to get out and vote Republican. However, her track record leads me to believe that she’s just another GOP sellout willing to trade her | Read More »
Tags: American Crossroads
, ann coulter
, GOP Hall of Shame
, Karl Rove
, partisan politics
, Republicans in Name Only
, senate conservatives fund
, T.E.A. Party
On Brutal Truth
There has been no shortage of discussions around recent comments and articles written in the wake of the tragic suicide of actor Robin Williams. From Rush Limbaugh to Matt Walsh, there’s obviously a lot of emotions built into agreement or disagreement with one another on the question of suicide. In light of this, it would be hard to deny that suicide is something that affects | Read More »
Zero-tolerance or jackass parent?
We’ve lost our minds in Houston County, Georgia. I live in Warner Robins, and I was simply in shock that in our conservative enclave, the very heart of liberty-minded rational patriotism, home of Robins AFB and the F-15 capital of the world, that zero-tolerance insanity had roosted in our midst.
This stuff only happens in other places, like Anne Arundel County Maryland, where the infamous pop-tart gun was invented, or New Kensington, Pennsylvania, where a first-grader turned in a toy gun and faces expulsion. It doesn’t happen in our city, because we’re sane. Yet that’s what the news is reporting.
Is the news right? Well, yes, and no.
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ISIL and Obama’s Ignorance
While president Obama was off railing about an inactive Congress and fundraising in liberal cities, there was an insidious rise in Islamic terrorism brewing in the Middle East. Today, the president blames faulty intelligence for being caught with his pants down regarding the bloody and sadistic advance of ISIL- the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Yet in March of this year, it was | Read More »
How President Obama Should Address The Ferguson Crisis
By now you have probably heard about the chaotic crisis occurring in Ferguson, Missouri. Riots have broken out, bringing back memories of the Rodney King situation. There has been looting, destruction of property, and terrorizing of citizens. Heavily armed police have been cracking down hard on protesters and reporters. They are utilizing tear gas grenades and rubber bullets against crowds. On Tuesday, President Obama released | Read More »
Bundy Not Last Victim of Professional Police
In March, 2014 Cliven Bundy found himself targeted by the professional police force of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) which justified its actions using a trivial offense that had placed Bundy on the wrong side of America’s supercharged legal code. BLM showed an appalling willingness to escalate the situation to overwhelming government force by deploying a police force which was a small army in | Read More »
Biomedical Developments Require Advanced Ethical Reflection
With advances in medical science, the line between when doctors should intervene to save a life and when they should step back to allow nature to take its course has become increasingly blurred. Since life sustaining support systems can be financially burdensome and because the average person emphatically projects themselves into such a situation and find that they are unsettled in the spirit when confronted | Read More »
Congressman David Jolly Has Been Pathetic So Far
You may remember that a special election was held in March to replace the deceased Congressman Bill Young (FL-13). His former chief of staff David Jolly emerged from the Republican primary and defeated Democrat Alex Sink in the general election. There were high hopes for Jolly. But one only needs to look at his FreedomWorks scorecard to see how bad he has been up to | Read More »
Luke AFB On Track To Becoming Main F-35 Training Site
Arizona’s Luke Air Force Base is well on its way to becoming the primary U.S. pilot training center for the F-35 Lightning II program, according to Air Force Lt. Gen. Christopher C. Bogdan, the Pentagon’s top F-35 program official. When complete, Luke will host six squadrons of 24 F-35 jets, with 144 total aircraft. According to coverage in the Arizona Republic: “We have asked them | Read More »
Lack of seriousness causes the next war catastrophe
With sadness let me note before it occurs, probably in under a week’s time, the causes of the next war that will usher in a new era of barbarism on the European continent and far beyond. The current head of Russia, Vladimir Putin, is a serious man. The current leadership of the United States from top to bottom lacks any serious men or women. This | Read More »
We can take the U.S. Senate– are you in?
If the media believes Republicans can take the Senate, shouldn’t we listen?! In an article Sunday, Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post wrote: The decision by Sen. John Walsh (D-Mont.) not to seek election in November in the wake of a plagiarism scandal is the latest piece of good news for Republicans as they strive to take control of the Senate in less than three | Read More »
Disgusting & desperate salvo from pro-Wendy Davis forces
There’s a litany of analogies you could use to describe the flailing “campaign” of Wendy Davis for governor of Texas, chiefly anything pertaining to the Titanic. As another story recently declared, “desperate times call for disgusting measures.” We’re seeing that play out in full-force now in the Lone Star State, with Davis supporters resorting to disgusting attacks on Republican Greg Abbott coming straight from the | Read More »
Net Neutrality: FCC Theory Would Extend Beyond ISPs Under Title II
This is the first in a series of net neutrality posts that will address fundamental questions presented by the prospect of applying per se net neutrality rules under Title II. There is more at stake than net neutrality in the reclassification debate at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Imposing per se prohibitions against business-to-business arrangements involving ‘paid prioritization’ under Title II would be a radical departure from the core principles embodied | Read More »
Georgia Guns Everywhere?
The Georgia Safe Carry Protection Act (HB60), called “Guns Everywhere” by its detractors, has created a bit of confusion in the general public, so I thought I’d go over some points very briefly that you can tack on your refrigerator as a daily reminder of how safe, or unsafe, Georgia remains after HB60’s passage. I get asked lots of questions: 1. “Does everyone need a weapons | Read More »
Gay Marriage, the Supreme Court and Animus- Part 2
In the previous entry, I outlined the so-called animus analysis when it comes to state gay marriage bans. In that entry, I addressed the textual and contextual dimensions of the theory and that animus is inferred through not only the text of the laws, but also the context under which the law was passed. Part of that context can be gleaned from the third part | Read More »
Kevin and Tony. Criminal trespass.
Humanity demands more of us than the urge to win at all costs. It demands that we place others above ourselves. It demands that our basest impulses of anger, competition, revenge, and pride be subverted to mercy, care and humility. In this crime, both Kevin and Tony are guilty of trespassing. One dead, one ruined. The two men will always be linked together by this one moment.
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I Want to Be a Fat Black Grandmother
When I get older, I want to be a fat black grandmother, like the ones in the movies. Like Mammy of “Gone With the Wind” or Oracle in “The Matrix”; the older black women who are full of love and grace and wisdom. You can tell these women anything horrible that you’ve done and they respond with love and grace and typically ask you what | Read More »
The liberals war on home school kids!
What’s up with Pat Davis and Progress Now NM? The hard-Left organization and it’s executive director Pat Davis have started a war on kids with a conservative background who are interested in involvement in politics! I hated politics as a child and teenager (until I hit 18). I saw the constant fighting, how elected officials had absolutely no time to spend with their families and | Read More »
Peach State Dems. show their true colors
Leave it to the candidates with nothing to lose to point out the rest of the ticket’s true colors. Over the weekend, the Democratic Party of Georgia convened for its annual state convention. It saw Jason Carter, their gubernatorial nominee, take predictable aim at incumbent Republican Governor Nathan Deal. Michelle Nunn, regarded by many in their ranks as the best shot at picking up a | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ It’s Never For Nothin’
I just got a new headset so I’ve been comparing the quality of the sound by listening to a lot of songs from my past. The reason I choose most of the songs I play here at RedState is because they impacted my life in profound ways at different times and during different seasons. I am always ambivalent about how much to share about the | Read More »
The Junkie State
THE JUNKIE STATE Governments on all levels suffer from an addiction. They are addicted to your money. This may sound like an extreme statement, but I know of what I speak. I spent most of my professional life prosecuting drug offenders. It’s an all too familiar pattern. An ex-addict once described how drug addicts, “junkies” act: For one thing, they always ask you for money. | Read More »
11 Things Fringe Environmentalists Want to Ban
Michael Bloomberg made himself known as “America’s Nanny” by trying to ban everything from trans fats to large sodas in New York, but the real paternalistic police in America are the radical greens, who want to take away any product from your life that has even the smallest chance of affecting the environment, no matter how helpful or harmless that product may be. The list | Read More »
Honduras vs Iraq
So, the immigration status is making me a bit angry recently. The great one wants to open the doors to all the children of Latin America and even screen them in Honduras so they can get a direct flight to your hometown and avoid the possibility of death or rape in the Mexican desert. This is because there is a lot of violence in Honduras | Read More »
Why Can’t Starbucks Support Liberty?
Why is the concept of liberty so hard to understand? Starbucks makes a mint ($481 million in 2013) on sales of $3.8 billion for coffee and danish. That is as American as it gets when you can make a huge business off of something that you drink at home for pennies. Alas, Starbucks is missing that vital ingredient in their business model and their coffee | Read More »
When the Russians invade Ukraine, our response is…FAIL
Just when you think things might calm down in Ukraine, they heat right back up. Putin is sending an aid convoy into Donetsk. This might be a pretext for an invasion, and as usual, we are left flat-footed with no idea what Russia will do, and no response prepared if they do it.
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Gay Marriage, the Supreme Court and Animus- Part 1
State bans on gay marriage whether passed legislatively, through voter referendums, or by state constitutional amendments have not met with great success recently in the courts. Except for a handful of blue states, gay marriage has been foisted upon the states by judicial decisions. Dale Carpenter (of the Volokh Conspiracy writing in the Washington Post) has an interesting article that explains in detail the concept | Read More »
A Good Man Goes Down. But Change Is Good.
“[I]f we can but prevent the government from wasting the labours of the people, under the pretence of taking care of them, they must become happy.” Thomas Jefferson (1802). Being an astute political analyst with a long history of being right about political races 50% of the time, I have some thoughts on the recent GOP primary for Georgia’s U.S. Senator. Congress is awful. The | Read More »