A bold move – how Obama can stop the bleeding at the VA and in the WH: name Mitt Romney as head of the VA
Ralph Peters, retired Army Lt. Col and Fox military analyst, whom I greatly admire and respect, has been one of the few public defenders of VA Secretary Shinseki. Peters responds to calls for Shinseki to be replaced with the question “OK. With who?” Fair enough. Though I am loathe to suggest anything that will possibly benefit Obama, the crisis at the VA demands bold, decisive | Read More »
Abortionist Willie Parker commits the unpardonable sin
“Doctor” Willie Parker is a disgrace as a physician, and he has definitely got God’s attention. Parker is an abortionist. He flies from his home in Chicago to Jackson, Mississippi, to kill babies at that state’s last death factory.
There are so many reprehensible and evil things about abortion, but Parker’s latest statement has to be the “evilest” I’ve heard.
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Montana and New Mexico Primary “Endorsements”
In New Mexico, most of the GOP primary drama will be centered on the Senate seat currently held by Democrat Tom Udall. Unlike his brother in Colorado, this Udall has a greater chance of reelection. However, should these midterms be a decisive repudiation of the Democratic brand, then Udall is likewise vulnerable. On the GOP side, David Clements will face Allen Weh in the primary | Read More »
OIG Report Alleges “Criminal Misconduct” and “Possible Wrongful Deaths” at VA
The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for Veterans Affairs has just issued a scathing report confirming deadly allegations that VA hospitals have been hiding inordinately long and abusive wait times for our nation’s heroes to receive the medical care they deserve.
The OIG report alleges “criminal misconduct” of senior VA officials that has led to “possible wrongful deaths” of veterans. It also confirms that the VA scandal is not limited to a single VA hospital. The report states that “inappropriate scheduling practices are systemic throughout VHA [Veterans Health Administration].”
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Michelle Obama lies to Kansas high school graduates…oh the irony
Oh the irony. Michelle Obama spoke to graduating high school students in Topeka, Kansas on May 16, celebrating the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, which legally ended school segregation.
The lies come so easily. It’s Michelle Obama’s generation that is dragging our nation back into racism, a racism that is almost totally absent in most 18 year olds.
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Senator Thad Cochran Is Neither A Conservative Nor A Leader
Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran, who has been in Congress since 1978, makes his pitch for re-election clear on his campaign website: “Let’s Keep Mississippi’s Conservative Leadership.” But by what measure does Cochran consider himself conservative? It is true that he would be considered a conservative in states like Massachusetts or Maine. But Cochran is from deep-red Mississippi. His ratings on conservative scorecards do not hold | Read More »
#YesAllWomen because #BringBackOurGirls was so last week
Last week we were all discussing #BringBackOurGirls and this week we’re discussing #YesAllWomen. Just as 200 girls are still held captive in Africa, I’m going to venture to guess that issues with gender inequality (to whichever degree you believe they exist) will still be around next week. Are not enough people Tweeting? For the love of God, man Tweet! The world depends on it. Edmund | Read More »
The Democrats’ Tactical Retreat
The Democrats have been signalling for a while now that they really have no intention to truly fight, as a party, against the Republicans. Going into the political season, they had two strategies they could have chosen from, and they chose to play it safe. Generally, we all get the idea of “divide and conquer,” and there is room for both governing parties to do | Read More »
West Virginia Democrat Leadership Split on Pro-Life Special Session
Abortion continues to be an issue hurting West Virginia’s Democrats in the statehouse, and now the issue of a special session is bringing the pain.
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The View from West Des Moines (Iowa 3) GOP Primary
Great debate last night on KCCI here in Des Moines. Proud to be supporting Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz in the GOP primary. Matt has the Senate Conservatives Fund, Freedom works and Santorum endorsements. Tomm. night is the Senate debate ( Go Joni !) We are knocking doors in West Des Moines, Ankeny, Waukee. The phone bank here in the headquarters is busy. Sorta | Read More »
Sudan: Torturing and Executing a Woman for Her Faith Is No Big Deal
The Embassy of Sudan has release an official public statement that torturing and executing a woman for her Christian faith isn’t “violating human rights.”
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the liberals fear Scott Walker
So my lib exgf fwded me this piece from The New Republic (a liberal magazine) and it’s basically exactly what I’ve been saying forever here. to recap what i have been saying first: Walker is the only candidate who can beat Hillary because he is an authentic conservative, governs by conservative values, and actually persuades independent voters to support conservative values. He won his recall | Read More »
OMG! vox.com has a good idea! Abolish the TSA
I had to pinch myself because I find myself agreeing with Dylan Matthews of vox.com, who is calling for abolishing the TSA. At least I agree with the outcome, if not the reasons behind it.
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California Primary “Endorsements”
Unlike most other states, California uses an “open” primary system where the top two vote getters on primary day advance to the general election regardless of party affiliation. In some ways, this makes the analysis a little difficult. It is possible that in certain districts there may be a Democrat vs. Democrat or Republican vs. Republican in the general election. This article will focus on | Read More »
The Missing Element in the Gun Debate
With the tragic shooting deaths of 3 students in California (3 more were stabbed to death) by a deranged and sexually frustrated man last week, the American left has quickly mobilized to exploit the tragedy for political gain. The usual suspects trotted out the usual arguments about why more gun control is needed. With the novel wrinkle of a grieving father raging against the NRA, | Read More »
Joe the Plumber (Face Palm)
If you’ve been anywhere online the last few hours, you’ve heard Joe the Plumber is back in the news. He stood up for the conservative cause once again. However, instead of standing up to an untested Senator who was applying to become leader of the free world (that world has since gotten smaller), he stood up to a grieving parent who lost a child in | Read More »
Are Critics Of Intelligent Design As Intelligent As They Propagandize?
A cartoon on the cover of the 11/2013 issue of the Reports For Science Education depicts a be-robed bearded figure holding a diagram labeled “flagellum”. The figure quips, “All right, it could be that stars, galaxies, living species, the eye, the immune system, and all sorts of complex things evolved on their own…but this, I made myself.” The caption beneath the illustration reads, “The Intelligent | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ Karl Rove (and other e-Repubs) butt in California gubernatorial race, too
In a bizarre attempt to maintain control of the Republican Party in California, Karl Rove’s hubris is beginning to take on almost paranoid features as he insists that if the Tea Party favorite — Tim Donnelly — wins the gubernatorial primary, it will tarnish all Republicans everywhere: Karl Rove, the prominent Republican strategist, said Friday that Tim Donnelly will be a liability for Republicans nationwide | Read More »
Socialized Medicine: A Personal Perspective
The late 1980s were an exciting time for me. I watched with rapt fascination as the Soviet empire rather suddenly crumbled, imploding as its insides rotted away. You see, I grew up in a family consisting of people who fought tyranny in a myriad of ways. My paternal grandmother hid Jewish Hungarians in her apartment as part of an “underground railroad” which smuggled them out | Read More »
An Open Letter to Young Men
Gentlemen, As a man who is not exactly old but who is certainly old enough to have seen a few things you probably haven’t, I think it is time someone talks to you man-to-man. At your age, you spend a great deal of time thinking about how to be “cool” (or whatever the word being used today is). You think about how to dress, how | Read More »
Christian Woman Sentenced to Death in Sudan Gives Birth to American Girl in Prison
Meriam Ibrahim, a Christian woman sentenced to death by hanging for her faith, has reportedly just given birth to a baby girl in a Sudanese prison.
This newborn girl – a U.S. citizen through her American father, Miriam’s Christian husband – is now languishing in harsh prison conditions alongside her 20-month-old American brother.
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Planned Parenthood president: Say ‘yes’ to life…if you make it out of the womb
Ah, irony. From Cecile Richards’ commencement speech to Barnard College, an all-women school: These women didn’t wait to be asked. They just jumped headfirst. To borrow some wisdom from Lena Dunham, “Don’t wait around for someone else to tell your story. Do it yourself by whatever means necessary.” If you hold out for an invitation, chances are good you’ll miss the party. And by the | Read More »
Illegal Alien advocate Grant Lally is trying to ‘snooker’ the GOP primary voters of NY CD-3 #Primaries Matter
***Update*** The king of the amnesty RINOs John McCain, who lied to AZ GOP primary voters in 2010 regarding his Open Borders and Amnesty position has officially endorsed Grant Lally, who is lying to GOP primary voters in NY in 2014 about his radical illegal alien lobbying group. La Raza and ACORN haven’t endorsed Grant Lally yet, but there’s still time the as the NY | Read More »
Lack of Representation in Congress
For those of you who don’t know me, I’m not a political insider. I vote every other year, but I don’t follow every move in congress. That being said, can someone please explain to me why Steve Israel doesn’t have a committee assignment? From what I can tell, there isn’t a single other member of the house who doesn’t serve on a committee. What’s Steve’s | Read More »
Why the Obama CIA leak was worse than Plame’s
Remember that time the Bush White House outed a CIA agent, AND THE MSM SAID NOTHING? Me neither. Because it didn’t happen. Of course, what did happen was a kerfuffle that came to be known as the “Valerie Plame affair,” which is a quaint way of describing a political scandal resulting from a White House CIA leak. Yes, it may sound unrealistic that the DC | Read More »
Behind in the Count: Obama at Cooperstown
Baseball, apple pie, hot dogs; all hallmarks of an anticipated summer were disunited with Barack Obama in historic Cooperstown last week, touting tourism as a negligible channel to economic growth. Cooperstown, celebrating the Baseball Hall of Fame’s 75th Anniversary was an equivocal choice for Obama’s wild pitch on the need to reduce airport wait times for foreign visitors. For the event to hold some congruity, | Read More »
, Hall of Fame
, Memorial Day
, New York
, st louis
Barack Obama, the ESPN President
I’m a big fan of Matt Damon movies. I’m not however a big fan of Matt Damon’s politics. But that’s OK with me. It’s a relationship that works well for both of us. He gets my money when I’m watching Bourne Identity or Ocean’s 11 and he uses that money and fame to find a bigger soapbox from which to spout comments that I usually | Read More »
Shutter the EPA
It’s time to start plucking some low hanging fruit, and the biggest, most overripe, fungus-infested, rotting fruit on the vine is the EPA. It’s time it was picked and composted.
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Alabama and South Dakota GOP Primary “Endorsements”
On Tuesday June 3rd, Alabama and South Dakota will hold primary elections. In Alabama, there are three contested congressional district races and a Governor’s race to examine. For Governor, incumbent Republican Robert Bentley faces two primary challengers- Stacy George and Bob Starkey. Despite the primary opposition, Bentley appears, by all accounts, practically unbeatable in a general election. One poll put his approval rating at 80% | Read More »
The other night, I was flipping through the channels on TV. As usual, I was having difficulty finding anything worth watching. Just as I was about to give up, I happened to come upon a rerun of “The Sound of Music.” That particular movie had always been one of my parents’ favorites and it became a family tradition in my childhood to watch it whenever | Read More »
Can I support McConnell or do we want real change?
Erick has proposed that we submit to the power that the Republican establishment has demonstrated in using their special interest money to defeat fellow Republicans rather than accepting the will of the grass roots conservatives and focusing on defeating Democrats. On the face of it this is a logical request. But I am having reservations about whether this will lead to any different results after | Read More »
Memorial Day 2014 — hot dogs, hamburgers, scandal, and disgrace
Hey everyone, it’s me, Your Humble Correspondent. Don’t worry, I’m not going to adopt the E-Mail-Flood Plan recommended by Clickapedia…. Ever humble, I subscribe to the adage, “leave ‘em wanting more,” with the assumption that, as bon vivants, you enjoy the blog as much as you enjoy rush-hour on Friday – bladder full – behind an Obama! MoonBat Mobile. At least that much—though it’s quiet out there. | Read More »
Marita Noon: Obama administration hides use of bad science
FOIA requests must be the bane of the “most transparent administration in history.”
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Tags: Benghazi scandal
, Congressman Pearce
, Endangered Species Act
, Information Quality Act
, irs scandal
, NSA Scandal
, power plants
, va scandal
The Purchase: what our war dead fought for
The soldiers, Marines, sailors, and airmen who died left us a legacy, and that is to ensure that for whatever reason they died, it was not in vain. As we light our barbecue grills and pile on the burgers and dogs, remember the price our soldiers have paid.
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Why Do We Obey?
How can a law be illegitimate? Isn’t this an oxymoronic question? It is a question that brings us to the concept that there can be a difference between what is legal and what is right. This is the debate between those who believe in Legal Positivism and those who believe in Natural Rights. Legal positivists “believe that the only legitimate sources of law are those | Read More »
V.A. HOSPITALS & OBAMACARE
In 2008, candidate Barack Obama promised that Veteran Administration hospitals will lead the Nation in health care reform. Now, almost 6 years later and only after whistle blowers described the VA’s conditions as disgraceful, patient mortality rates increasing and falsified records, Barack Obama claims to be “mad as hell”. Evidently, his anger was insufficient to alter his consistent schedule of golf outings, vacations, sightseeing or | Read More »
Mark Warner Wants Obama EPA To Delay Power Plant Rules
With no significant warming occurring in the last 17 years, are these rules from the Obama EPA really necessary? What do rules like this mean for Virginia families? Via The Hill Forty-five senators are pressing the Environmental Protection Agency to delay new rules on limiting carbon emissions from power plants. The senators are asking the EPA to extend a public comment period for the rules, which | Read More »
Russian Roulette in Ukraine
If you want to watch tragic history taking place before your eyes, I recommend the reporting on the Ukraine by Simon Ostrovsky. There are 40 dispatches so far, including #31 where Ostrovsky discusses his arrest and beating by pro-Russian forces. You can watch the take-over of Crimea, and then events in Eastern Ukraine. This is astonishing stuff, and it starts here: http://youtu.be/TNKsLlK52ss Now vice.com is a tricky | Read More »
Thank you Karl Rove
Even though this story is getting to be a little long in the tooth, I just want to take the time and thank Karl Rove for questioning Hillary’s mental health. This is exactly what we should be doing to the other side. Why? Because through their actions and rhetoric they have made it clear they do not want to discuss ideas. They do not want | Read More »
What stupid thing did Mitch say today?
McConnell told reporters that the fate of Kynect – Kentucky’s state-run health insurance exchange – is not connected to the federal health care law. But the exchange would not exist if not for the law that created it. (AP – 5/23/2014) Hmmm? Seems that Mitch wants it both ways. So what if there are 400,000 people on Kynect? They aren’t going to vote | Read More »
“They Are In Panic Mode”: Defenders Of Common Core On The Attack
In recent days and weeks the Southern Poverty Law Center has labeled opponents of Common Core education standards as “Far right, anti-government, extremist” while the Superintendent of schools in the state of Arizona said that people trying to stop Common Core are “barbarians at the gate”. In November of last year Education Secretary Arne Duncan said that “White suburban moms” were upset with Common Core | Read More »
Harry Reid’s Koch Obsession
Perhaps the most amusing political news these days is Harry Reid’s obsession with Americans for Prosperity and, more significantly, the Koch brothers. Barely a day goes by without Reid making a television appearance, a magazine interview, or a speech on the Senate floor lambasting the Koch brothers. To hear Harry Reid talk, the Republican Party is nothing short of a marionette puppet with the Kochs | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ Government by Thug, Hissy-Fit and Executive Order
Getting more and more desperate as they see prospects for moving the progressive agenda forward wane, Senators Schumer and Reid have taken it upon themselves to use a combination of thuggery and hissy-fits to demand action on immigration reform…or else,…or else,… “we’ll sic Obama on y’all with an executive order.” (…my paraphrased quote.) “We’ve waited 329 days, we’re willing to wait another six weeks,” Reid | Read More »
My Response to John Feehery
My friend John Feehery has a piece in the Wall Street Journal that I read today with much amusement. My response requires a bit more space than would work for the WSJs blog, so I figured Red State would be an appropriate venue (thanks Erick!). I want to first review what Feehery wrote about former Club for Growth President Pat Toomey when he announced his was challenging incumbent | Read More »
Smart Guns Only: Coming to New Jersey?
In 2002, the New Jersey legislature passed and the governor signed, a handgun law designed to basically ban the sale of the traditional handgun in the state. In its place, one can purchase a so-called smart gun. Although the state would not go so far as to confiscate other handguns from gun owners in the state, their sale would be prohibited by licensed wholesalers and | Read More »
Terrorists at Gitmo get far BETTER access to medical care than do our veterans
It is said that when Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown in 1781, the British Army band played “The World Turned Upside Down.” The Memorial Day weekend will be filled with parades, concerts, and the remembrance of those who have made it possible for us to enjoy our blessed freedoms. As the mess inside the VA continues to unravel, we now learn, via this report on FOX | Read More »
San Francisco’s War on Car Owners
We’ve got a conundrum out here on the Left Coast. San Francisco is flooded with money for billion dollar transportation projects (partly as a result of our Representative, Nancy Pelosi guiding the 2009 Stimulus Plan) – the problematic Bay Bridge; the billion-dollar-a-mile Central Subway; the new approach to the Golden Gate Bridge; the new Transbay Terminal to receive High Speed Rail (?) But we also have | Read More »
Mary’s Reinforcements: Daddy
In some ways, Louisiana’s jungle primary system is great in that we get all our stuff done in 30 days, unlike the other states that have party primaries and political battles that get dragged on for months after a primary. The downside is that with all the excitement going on in Georgia, Kentucky, Iowa and other places, we get overlooked this summer. However, the battle | Read More »
ObamaCare Can Be Repealed on January 5, 2015, Under Reid’s “Fraud Rules” Precedent
Like a toddler playing with a nuclear warhead, an increasingly senile Harry Reid is now threatening to invoke another “nuclear option” to deal with the toxic fallout from the previous one. He has used this to pack the circuit courts in the D.C., First, Fifth, and Tenth Circuits with radical anti-gun, pro-same-sex-marriage judges. From here on out, the courts will do pretty much what Obama tells | Read More »
Justin Amash And Mike Rogers Wage Proxy War In Michigan’s 8th District
Republican Congressman Mike Rogers has decided to retire from office and join the world of radio, bringing a moderate and “productive” alternative to conservatives like Rush, Hannity, and Levin. Not satisfied with patronizing conservative talk radio, Rogers wants his district to pick a successor who “will not embarrass this district.” That person is former Michigan state senate majority leader Mike Bishop. Bishop is also endorsed | Read More »