A Voice of Reason on the Hobby Lobby Decision
As I was scrolling through my Twitter and Facebook feeds yesterday and today I was shocked to see how many of my friends and followers had seemingly become legal experts over night. It seemed that every single person had an opinion on yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby. While I do not claim to be any sort of expert, it did not | Read More »
Headline Potpourri #56
The cover story of the May 2014 issue of the Atlantic Monthly is titled “Closing The Confidence Gap: Even successful women lack self-assurance at work. Men have too much.” No doubt the point of this article will be that, since a few are miserable, everyone should be miserable. So long as there is not an atmosphere of outright abuse or verbal belittlement going on, is | Read More »
Taunting is SO Unbecoming of the President of the United States
The Taunter-In-Chief has spoken on immigration….again. He will act if Congress won’t with his infamous pen and phone. Speaker Boehner told him last week he won’t bring up Senate Bill S. 744. Period. And so he goes to his teleprompter to taunt the Republicans into acting on a flawed bill. If I was a fly on the wall in that meeting, this is what I’d | Read More »
CHANGE BECAUSE ITS NECESSARY
The Asbury Park Press editorial “Don’t snub vocational training” and proposed State legislation to expand that curriculum were right on target. We need an educational system that understands what creates financial success and self-esteem in a changing society. Greater emphasis must be placed on preparing our younger generation to work and thrive in today’s real world. For that to be successful, our Nation | Read More »
Kentucky Governor’s embarrassing ObamaCare distraction from Hobby Lobby failure
Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear did not veto budget language earlier this spring defunding ObamaCare in the Bluegrass State because, he said, federal funds would be available to fund it throughout the two year budget cycle. That was a lie and he just admitted it in writing. In an executive order filed with Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes late yesterday, Beshear attempted for the third time to administratively create | Read More »
Video: 4th of July Safety Message from Uncle Sam (A New Classic!:)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcbsO9fA2v0&noredirect=1 From our friends at Uncle SAMta! Hilarious & For Liberty!
SCOTUS RFRA Hobby Lobby
Letter I wrote to many Newspapers and Magazines… and encourage others to write on topic… Dear Editor: SCOTUS directly referred to RFRA (Religious Freedom Restoration Act); which gotta love when Democrats do something to pretend to care about Religion/Faith and it comes back to bite them; and the Left – as usual – runs around and LIES and deflects to do anything/everything but discuss the | Read More »
I have a dream
I have a dream that someday soon this great nation will restore itself from the ruins in which it currently sits. Right now, it is a nation divided. Its people have no loyalty to an idea they intend to collaborate on to achieve. They are motivated for the most part by self-interest and by divisive group and industry interests. This cannot stand. Already it has | Read More »
Open primaries with open runoffs are a bad idea
By now it’s pretty obvious that Thad Cochran actually lost the Republican primary runoff to Chris McDaniel, probably by at least 8 points. But because Mississippi employs some anachronistic primary voting laws, known as open primaries with open runoffs, the Barbour machine, the NSRC, and Cochran’s thumb-sucking campaign staff was allowed to enlist anyone who hadn’t voted in the Democratic Party primary to vote in the Republican runoff. This was perfectly legal to do, although I doubt that it was done perfectly legally. It certainly was not done with honor.
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Obama Responds to Hamas Terrorists’ Murder of US Teen with “Strongest Possible” Meaningless Words
Hamas terrorists kidnapped and killed three Israeli teenagers, one of whom was a U.S. citizen.
These jihadist terrorists murdered kids. Yet, the reaction of the Obama Administration has been an absolute disgrace.
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Emails Show $20 Million Pay To Play Scheme Between College of DuPage and Gov. Quinn
For The Good Of Illinois has unearthed evidence of a $20 million pay to play scheme involving the College of DuPage and Illinois Democrat Governor Pat Quinn. According to emails obtained by For The Good Of Illinois College of DuPage President Dr. Robert Breuder discussed with board of trustee members the bringing in of Gov. Quinn for this past May’s commencement address as part of | Read More »
Hobby Lobby Decision isn’t About Birth Control, it’s About Bullying
The Supreme Court made the right decision by ruling that the owners of Hobby Lobby are not required to pay for certain forms of birth control that conflict with their religious beliefs. Make no mistake- I have nothing against birth control. Nor do I think that the birth control methods in question are abortifacients. My opposition to ObamaCare’s contraceptive mandate is that the government is | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ Illegal Immigration Costs California Taxpayers $25.3 Billion per Year
Just one day before Governor Jerry Brown signed California’s $108 billion dollar budget for the coming fiscal year, the Federation for American Immigration Reform released a report for 2014 finding illegal immigration costs California taxpayers $25.3 billion per year. Washington, D.C., June 19, 2014: A new study released by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) finds that providing education, health care, law enforcement, and | Read More »
Hysteria, Thy name is Woman
“For at least two thousand years of European history until the late nineteenth century hysteria referred to a medical condition thought to be particular to women and caused by disturbances of the uterus” – wiki As the screeching over the SCOTUS ruling on the Hobby Lobby case reached a fever pitch, I thought to myself how women on the left were going into hysterics even though nothing | Read More »
Random Observations on Government
Ronald Reagan was the most conservative president in the last 75 years. Despite interest rates of 20% when he took office, during the first 5 years of his presidency the economy grew by a total of 17.7%. Barack Obama is the most progressive president in American history. Despite interest rates close to zero throughout his terms, during the first 5 years of his presidency the | Read More »
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Ginsburg’s “blistering” dissent to Hobby Lobby ruling is statist ravings
I’m so glad that Justice Ginsburg’s blistering dissent has the weight of desiccated toilet tissue. She’s no Antonin Scalia. But her vision is obvious.
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Hobby Lobby and the Amusing Meltdown on the Left
The reaction on the Left to the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision has been colorful if nothing else. When not urging that Hobby Lobby stores be burnt to the ground, some have urged organized F#!@-ins at the stores “in the glitter aisle.” With commentary like this, they certainly do more harm to the cause of feminism than any Supreme Court decision could ever achieve. The | Read More »
Erick’s Got The KOSKiddiots in a Tizzy
Many of you know I visit DailyKOS to keep up with the Mother Joneses, so to speak. I have a rule that I get to stop reading their articles when the name calling begins. I’ve had to suspend that rule today because the name calling is in some of the titles of the articles, first lines, and captions of the pictures. I just can’t do | Read More »
Misinformation Regarding Canadian Crude Oil
Bloggers and pundits don’t understand production rates, crude oil, refineries and transportation as exhibited recently by Gateway Pundit referring to this Breitbart article http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2014/06/27/Goodbye-Keystone-XL-Hello-Enbridge-Northern-Gateway Here is a step by step description as to why these articles are made from whole cloth. 1. Northern Gateway Pipeline was proposed almost a decade ago, BEFORE Keystone XL was. The problem was resistance from “1st Nations” activists which caused | Read More »
Charlie vs. Charlie: Education!
Charlie VS. Charlie: Education! We all know Charlie Crist used to be a Republican. We also know he is now running for Governor of Florida as a Democrat. So I’ve decided to take a look at some of the major issues Charlie Crist has flipped on. Let’s start with education, shall we? As a Republican, Charlie Crist was a pro school choice Republican. That | Read More »
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A Moment of Truth for Tennessee
Just over a month from now on August 7th, Tennesseans will decide who will represent them in the US Senate. The choice is 6 years more of the same in Lamar Alexander versus a conservative leader in Joe Carr, a state representative from Middle Tennessee who has vowed to shake up Washington. Tennesseans have always been itching for a fight when they perceive their freedom | Read More »
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First Post-Hobby Lobby Decision Halts Abortion-Pill Mandate for Nonprofit
In the first post-Hobby Lobby decision issued by an appellate court, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has granted an injunction, halting the HHS Mandate, to a nonprofit religious organization.
The key aspect of this new decision is that the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision was confined to for-profit businesses; this decision is the first application of the Supreme Court’s ruling upholding religious liberty to cases involving nonprofits. It marks another step towards the abortion-pill mandate’s defeat.
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Marita Noon: Overreaching federal government makes strong men weak
A few weeks ago, I wrote about the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument. I cited numbers such as the 600,000 acres the monument encompasses when the private property is included; 1906 when the Antiquities Act—which allowed President Obama to sign the national monument proclamation—became law; and 95—the number of families who’d receive direct negative impacts from the designation. Now the numbers had faces. I heard their stories. I saw the tears. I felt their pain.
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If you don’t support Israel, what else don’t you believe?
Politically, culturally, and theologically, American Christians should support Israel, as a Jewish state, as a free nation, and as the Holy Land set aside for God’s purposes. Believing otherwise is counter to scripture, Christian faith, and American interests.
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The Watercooler ~ Scalawags and Scoundrels Abscond with the Vote
Well, it’s a done deal. The Republican establishment has proven themselves to be every bit as low-down, dirty-rotten as any leftist Dem. The McDaniel campaign has now found 1,500 invalid votes. Volunteers working for tea party challenger Chris McDaniel in Mississippi say they have already found 20 percent of the invalid double-votes they need to cancel Sen. Thad Cochran’s business-funded runoff victory. “We’re finished with | Read More »
Heists and Revolution
In December, 2008, the Russian government announced the creation of a state commission to study the legality of the sale of artwork, jewels and artifacts by the Soviet government in the 1920s. In so doing, Russia turned its attention to a frequently overlooked and almost forgotten chapter in its early, post-revolutionary history. That episode, with its dark consequences for Russian culture, provides a remarkably vivid illustration of | Read More »
Liberalism is a Mental Disorder
“Liberalism is a mental disorder, and I don’t have the cure for it.” – Michael Savage It’s easy enough, and maybe a little reactionary on our part to respond to liberal lunacy with the simple explanation, “Liberals are stupid.” This, is true. They are. But it’s not nearly enough just to proclaim the ignorance of liberals in just about every economic and social situation | Read More »
Sulam Alis Solusi Terbaik Untuk Mempercantik Diri
Sulam alis – Wanita merupakan mahluk tuhan yang paling memperhatikan penampilannya, mulai dari pakaian, tas, sepatu, aksesoris sampai dengan kecantikan wajah dan tubuh. Semua wanita tentu saja selalu ingin tampil canik dimanapun dan kapanpun. Nah bagi anda yang ingin tampil lebih cantik dapat melakukan sulam alis, tahukah anda sulam alis? Mungkin untuk sebagaian orang sulam alis ini tidak asing. Sulam alis adalah proses merubah alis | Read More »
Articles of Impeachment- The Case Against Obama- Part 3
In the previous entry, I outlined the case against Obama regarding circumvention of immigration laws. I ended that entry by stating that the blood of a Mrs. Chavez in Santa Clara County, California was on the collective hands of this administration. The murder of a private citizen is bad enough because an administration fails to enforce immigration laws, but when federal agents are killed, the | Read More »
Some thoughts on the coming collapse of the United States of America
I recently found myself on a long plane ride with too much time to think. This is what happened. Good Government requires Good People. It seems like this would be obvious, and yet it escapes most of us. PJ O’Rourke pointed out in his 1997 book “Eat the Rich” that Sweden had prospered in the past by having both good government and good people: | Read More »
Don’t get angry, get even.
Hope or despair. We have a choice in November, but we do not have a plan. What we are missing is a focus. As Erick pointed out we do not have to win every election. The Obama Republicans do. So here is my plan. Analysis We do not “punish the party” by not showing up to vote. That feeds into the Obama Republicans success. Surrendering | Read More »
I believe it is OK to vote for Travis Childers
This is not an emotional post said in the heat of battle. I’ve been active in the Republican Party of Virginia since 2006 and I’ve been apart of pretty gritty battles between the establishment and conservatives. I’ve won and I’ve lost and I’ve always voted Republican. I’ve voted for Tom Davis for Congress as equally as I did Ken Cuccinelli for governor. I’ve been called | Read More »
Best Way to Prevent Illegal Immigration from Central America: Stop the Train in Mexico
Tens of thousands of illegal immigrant children from Central America are pouring over the border and the only bright idea we’ve gotten from Washington is a call for more funding – more money for border control, more money for corrupt Central American governments, and more money for the kids. What we haven’t heard is a single practical solution that will do anything to stem the | Read More »
I Am The 42
Back in January of this year, Gallup published their latest survey of Americans’ political party affiliations. The poll showed a “record high” affiliation of “Independent”. 42% of Americans now claim to be independent of party affiliation. The GOP has seen a steady decline from a high around 34% in 2004, down to 25% this year. The Democrats have not been immune from a drop either, although their numbers have | Read More »
EPA’s climate-change plan based on convicted felon’s “playbook”
It just keeps getting deeper. The steaming pile of bovine excrement on which the Obama administration bases its policies on global warming climate change is a lie engineered by liars, and now felons are added to the club.
A Senate staff report from the Committee on Environment and Public Works reveals the EPA’s most famous felon, John Beale, as the architect of policies leading directly to Obama’s ability to effectively close coal-burning power plants. Beale, you may remember, is the EPA employee who claimed to be a CIA spy, and earned his $200,000 salary by doing, literally, nothing, for years.
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Mr. Obama Stands Alone
The framers of our Constitution created the Presidency as an office held by a single individual, rather than a group, for very deliberate and specific purposes. One such purpose is addressed by Alexander Hamilton in Federalist No. 70 (1788) as follows – But one of the weightiest objections to a plurality in the Executive, and which lies as much against the last as the first | Read More »
Whither the Democrat party post 2016?
I know, I know….we haven’t even had the 2014 elections yet. People succeed because often they have the ability to think ahead, into the future, to see just over the crest of the hill, or around the corner. The same hold true with politics. Barack Obama was elected in 2008 promising to “fundamentally transform America.” It’s possible he may instead end up “fundamentally transforming the | Read More »
Articles of Impeachment- The Case Against Obama- Part 2
Under an Executive Order signed by Barack Obama, the Department of Homeland Security will no longer enforce immigration laws against illegal immigrants who meet certain criteria. They are: they came into the United States when they were less than 16 years old, they are currently under the age of 30, they have not committed any major crimes, they have resided in the United States for | Read More »
Today is the Anniversary of Operation Red Wings
I’ve always had a reverence for the U.S. Military, it began when I was a child. I’m not sure why, but somehow I understood that what those in uniform did was somehow more special than what the rest of us were doing in our everyday lives. Not more special in the sense that it takes a special talent like hitting a ball, running fast, being able | Read More »
Serious Way to Remove IRS: Next Year.
The IRS has a history of being used as a political weapon. One article of impeachment against Nixon was his attempt to merely influence the IRS. Something must be done to rein in the power of the IRS. There has been a lot of talk about getting rid of the IRS. Some propose a flat tax or a sales/vat tax; however, none of these reforms | Read More »
Articles of Impeachment: The Case Against Obama- Part 1
Article II, Section 4 of the United States Constitution states that the President “shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.” Since treason and bribery are off the table, we are left with “other high crimes and misdemeanors.” There is no set definition for this term, but we can understand it as it was | Read More »
I Agree With Obama
Except, Obama’s probably in on it too. I don’t have any doubt that these two, along with any number cast of characters, sit down together frequently and try to devise plans to dupe the American public. This Boehner lawsuit is a perfect example of probable collusion between the President and the Speaker of the House. Think about it. The President faces zero negative fallout from | Read More »
Where Is the Democratic Howard Baker?
Re-posted from National Review June 27, 2014 With the passing of former Senator Howard H. Baker Jr. of Tennessee, Democrats have a chance to rise above partisanship and get serious about the IRS scandal. As many sources from all over the political spectrum have pointed out, Republican Baker set an example as a leader who put the nation first and politics second while attempting to discover | Read More »
Drip, Drip, Drip!
Every day as I read the news, particularly about Republicans, I see the word “Surrender” boldly emblazoned across the screen. Some are big deals: Romney nominated for President (DRIP), McConnell renominated in KY (DRIP), Republican candidates discussing “fixing” Obamacare (DRIP), another state sanctioning sodomy gay marriage (SPLASH), McDaniel defeated by black voters in MS (drip). And some events, not as big, but never-the-less, another drip in the | Read More »
Clean House at the @NRSC
It’s high time for something to be done about the group currently in charge at the National Republican Senatorial Committee. It is a group that is ineffective at best in securing the support necessary to gain and maintain Republican support for its candidates, and you need to look no further than this primary season to see the effects of that. Leon Wolf pointed out a | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ Shout Out to ColdWarrior’s Precinct Committeeman Project
I want to use today’s Watercooler to give a loud shout out to ColdWarrior’s Precinct Committeeman Project. When I started my delve into political activism a few years ago, I was constantly reading ColdWarrior’s diaries and comments here at RedState about becoming a precinct committeeman at the local level to change the party from within. Being the naturally nosy and inquisitive person that I am, | Read More »
So, would it really be THAT bad if we don’t win the Senate in November?
(from the diaries by streiff) The latest election results in Mississippi have generated considerable anger among conservatives. The tactics of the GOPe are disgraceful; there’s no question about that. And some are saying that it’s time to play hardball..Republicans in Mississippi should either NOT vote in the Senate race, or even better ( or worse, depending on one’s perspective) vote for the Democrat. That would | Read More »
US Senate Republican Third Marking Period Report Card
Based upon their votes on certain issues from January 1st, 2014 through June 27th, 2014, these grades are assessed. Since most of the votes were for nominations, some of the more controversial ones were considered along with votes on actual legislation, or cloture votes. A+: Mike Crapo (ID); Jim Inhofe (OK); Mike Lee (UT); Jim Risch (ID) A: Tom Barrasso (WY); Mike Enzi (WY); Pat | Read More »
Uncle SAMta?! Awesome Liberty Movie Project!
“UNCLE SAMta, the movie, is the creation of AJ Viviani and Sean Springer, who wanted to produce a movie based on the economy. “We got really interested in the economy when we saw that things were going south in 2008, and the housing market crashed,” said Springer. “We looked around at the political climate, and we started talking, and as we worked together, we found | Read More »
Confronting Islamic Extremism
In 1992, Democratic strategist James Carville coined the phrase “It’s the Economy, Stupid” during the Clinton presidential campaign as an internal means of keeping the team on political message. Twenty two years later, as the world faces increasing threats from Islamic extremists, Americans have been effectively silenced by social pressure to be politically correct and the fear of being labeled “racist.” Today, political officials have | Read More »