Oops..seems those “bonuses” paid to VA officials who created the phony lists can’t be rescinded after all ( Hey, how about just firing somebody, anybody?)
Well, if you want to start your weekend off by getting really PO’d, here’ s a must read: Mark Flatten’s superb expose in “The Washington Examiner” : “Veterans Affairs officials claim agency cannot revoke bonuses, contradicting earlier statements to congressional committee.” http://washingtonexaminer.com/veterans-affairs-officials-claim-agency-cannot-revoke-bonuses/article/2550764 FYI..there’s a chart at the end of the article…it lists ALL the VA supervisors who got bonuses, and the amounts. Every one should be | Read More »
The cynicism of journalists meets Separation of Powers 101
Only if you view genuine political arguments through jaundiced eyes It began with Reince (quoting John) RT @SpeakerBoehner This lawsuit isn’t about Republicans vs. Democrats. It’s about protecting the #Constitution → http://t.co/chIdm8LES6 — Reince Priebus (@Reince) July 10, 2014 Which didn’t set well with Ron No-it's about Republicans vs Democrats. At least be honest about it, Mr. Chairman. https://t.co/FvMRsH8o89 — Ron Fournier (@ron_fournier) July 10, | Read More »
Charlie vs. Charlie: Abortion!
In 1992, while running for state senator of Florida, Charlie said he was pro-choice, but was against state funded abortions. Charlie won his seat in 1992, and then went on in 1995 to serve on the senate health care committee, where he voted against a bill that would have required a 24 hour waiting period for a woman to get an abortion. He stated then: “I generally don’t like the government telling people what to do, that’s why I’m a Republican.” However, just a year later, on that same committee, he voted to approve a waiting period bill, after he proposed an amendment to restrict the bill to women under the age of 18.
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Two Federal Judges Demand Answers on “Lost” Lerner Emails from IRS “Under Oath”
The IRS has been attempting to mitigate and obstruct the truth about Lois Lerner’s “lost” emails.
The past two days in federal court have made that much more difficult for the IRS.
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A Win is a Win
Sometimes conservative wins come in small packages. But a win is a win. That’s what happened this past week in the House of Representatives when a subcommittee added reforms to legislation designed to encourage tourism into the United States. There is little debate that tourism is a major job and wealth creator for the country and you don’t have to live in a place like | Read More »
Quick Count Indonesian election : Prabowo vs Jokowi
The results of the 2014 presidential election Prabowo vs. Jokowi: Quick Count Results 2014 Presidential Election while both claim as the 2014 presidential election winners, from two camps. Jokowi-JK favored by various agencies such as CSIS and R & D surveys Compass. Despite this, Prabowo pair-Hatta also expressed collect more voices by LSN and Puskaptis. CSIS (Center for Strategic & International Studies) through senior researcher, | Read More »
My first decade on Red State
Toward the end of July 2004 I saw a brief note in James Taranto’s “Best of the Web” column that a new conservative site, called RedState, was open for business. I had recently been banned from another conservative blog because I was a little too adept at and smug about irritating the moderators and was looking for a new home and decided to give RedState | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ Friday Open Thread
I have read about writers getting writer’s block. Before I started regularly writing diaries at RedState, I never considered writing to be my main tool of communication and could not identify with the concept of getting it. Now, since I’ve made a quasi-commitment to keeping an open thread available at RedState, it has happened to me numerous times. Sometimes I chock it up to boredom | Read More »
Israel’s enemies have misjudged America
Israel is rapidly descending into a hot war. Over the past few years, Hamas has accumulated an arsenal of 10,000 rockets, some of which are advanced designs which can hit Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.
The Jerusalem Post is reporting that Ben-Gurion Airport, Israel’s only international airport, has been targeted, and flights may be suspended. This is not a minor disturbance. It could be the opening act of Hamas and Hizbollah’s long-awaited match against the IDF and Israel as a nation.
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Dinesh D’Souza’s Alternative Narrative
This week’s essay is a departure from the norm. On Wednesday I attended a screening of Dinesh D’Souza’s “America: Imagine A World Without Her“ followed by a Q & A with the author/producer in San Francisco. The documentary itself and the reaction to it are worth several comments. First, some brief background: - Since college days at Dartmouth D’Souza has been a friend of Harmeet Dhillon, the SF GOP | Read More »
I’m sorry—you can’t get much more post-nationalist than this
This freaks me out 12 ways to Sunday: imagine the audacity of being born somewhere and telling other people they weren't allowed to live there. like you planned your own birth — Cohen is a ghost (@skullmandible) July 9, 2014 This ‘logic,’ unfortunately, is becoming less and rare. And that scares me. @skullmandible Are you really that post-nationalist? That post-American? @ron_fournier — Charles Flemming (@ChasFlemming) July | Read More »
Broward Supervisor of Elections closes August primary
Changing her mind from a decision made just a week ago, Dr. Brenda C. Snipes – the Broward Supervisor of Elections – has closed two area races, thus favoring local Democrat’s.
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Will Hispanic Voters Prevent Republicans From Winning the White House?
Re-posted from National Review Recently Steve Schmidt, a well-known GOP strategist who was John McCain’s 2008 presidential-campaign manager, said that Republicans need to capture at least 40 percent of the national Hispanic vote if the GOP is ever going to win back the White House. Is the current political environment making it even more difficult for the GOP to achieve that 40 percent benchmark | Read More »
VIDEO: Obama is a Foreign Policy Failure
It’s hard to look around at the world today and feel as though we’re safer than we were before President Obama took office. Yet, this is exactly what he promised would happen when he ran for the office in 2008. The Daily Signal released a new video today highlighting the condition of the world in stark contrast to the lofty promises made by then candidate | Read More »
Illegal Border Crossings Have To Be Bad Omen For November
From a simple list on Drudge, one has to believe that the situation in the border states has got to be looming quite large on the minds and nightmares of many of our illustrious Representatives and Senator. prayer rug found on AZ border… Volunteers work to identify bodies of dead children… PROTESTS SPREAD: MI RESIDENTS FIGHT PLANS TO HOUSE ILLEGALS… Shipment to San Diego halted… | Read More »
A Solution to Health Insurance
Insurance is meant for one thing – insuring against unexpected events. Health insurance is a unique beast in that it is not insurance. A solution to the entire health system is to implement an insurance program like home or auto insurance. In this case a person who has insurance goes in for a normal visit to the doctor (and pays for the visit). After some | Read More »
Dr. Ben Carson’s alternative to Obamacare – Part Three
In the usual back and forth between the Democrats who want socialized medicine and the rest of the world who don’t, the Saul Alinsky-ites of the left often rail about the lack of an alternative from the Republicans. Besides the fact that this is total bovine fecal matter—Bobby Jindal’s proposal for example—there have been many alternatives offered to improve our previous system without nuking it | Read More »
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Border Security at the Airport
Imagine you are in an airport security line. One of those long winding lines that snakes back and forth four or five times before you get to the TSA agents. You have your carry-on bag, identification and boarding pass ready to go. There is nothing to do but wait and hope they will open another station to check boarding passes a little faster. Maybe then | Read More »
The Further Weaponization of the United States Government
Since at least before the 2012 re-election, and unbeknownst to Americans until fairly recently, the administration that currently runs the White House has been weaponizing various government agencies at a rate never before seen in U.S. history. The Internal Revenue Service was used to silence conservative groups. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office was used to force social change, despite receiving zero complaints prior. I | Read More »
Chris McDaniel’s Compelling Conservatism
**Promoted from the diaries – Aaron** Growing up in Chris McDaniel’s home county of Jones, I personally know many of the ordinary people, my family included, that voted him into his state senate seat, and then spent countless hours volunteering for his US Senate campaign. They see McDaniel as a fighter on their behalf, someone who will not bow to political convention, and someone who stands for fiscal sanity | Read More »
Sunlight May Have Finally Reached Mississippi
Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants. And it may very well be that Mississippi is finally getting some to shine on the recent GOP Senate runoff race. True The Vote has been doing yeoman’s work to bring attention and evidence to light concerning possible voter fraud coming from the Magnolia state. Yesterday the voter’s rights organization filed a temporary restraining order against the Mississippi GOP to “…prevent further | Read More »
WHERE’S BURWELL? Secretary of HHS Sylvia Burwell That Is.
You know, the new Secretary of HHS that breezed through her Senate confirmation 78-17 on June 5th. That was despite the unpopular Obamacare law and the botched rollout because many said she was smart, a proven manager, very capable and even trustworthy when she was the Office of Management and Budget Director for less than a year. So where is Sec. Burwell when Obamacare is a disaster still unfolding and we have | Read More »
NH Gubernatorial Candidate Walt Havenstein’s Tea Bagger Remark
Last Week GraniteGrok.com posted video of NH Establishment GOP candidate and former BAE CEO Walter Havenstein using the teabagger slur against the Tea Party, at a talk he gave in 2010. The story was originally posted on a local news site, and NHJournal.com, and garnered some national attention. The Havenstein campaign has since strong-armed WMUR News 9 NH to pull the video from its website. | Read More »
Ted Cruz, Hillary and the meaning of #MSSEN
Senator Ted Cruz’s appearance and call for an investigation into the Mississippi Senate GOP Primary race on Mark Levin’s show the other night; will come to represent what Mike Huckabee thought he was doing, in his “This could be a Mount Carmel moment” interjection after then Congressman Akin inserted his political foot in his mouth in the 2012 Missouri senate race. It wasn’t such a | Read More »
Lib Ghoul Threatens To Rape Teen Daughter Of Leading Obamacare Critic
Insurance broker and Chicago Tea Party leader C. Steven Tucker is one of the leading critics of Obamacare having done multiple appearances over the last four years on Fox News and Fox Business Channels and regularly appearing on talk radio shows based out of the Midwest(Joe Walsh Show, Chicks On The Right). Last fall Tucker gained even more notoriety when he helped cancer patient Bill | Read More »
Stop Border Crossings to Stop the Flood
I’m glad the president has put forth a proposal for handling the influx of illegal immigrants who have surged across the border, but the dollar figure stuns me. He’s asking for 3.7 billion dollars. That’s almost four-thousand-million dollars. He met with Rick Perry today, and afterward talked about what we need to do to stem the flood. One thing he wants to do is work | Read More »
Bill Lewis moves to Spreaker Radio
As a daily forum for business and financial news, politics, economic trends, and cutting edge issues, an assortment of archived broadcasts of political consultant Bill Lewis can be found on Spreaker.com.
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Meet the Nevada Abortion Barbie
There has been a lot of recent news in some quarters about an interesting down-ballot race in Nevada this year- that for Lt. Governor. Normally these races interest very few political pundits, but the intrigue extends to 2016 and engulfs all of Nevada politics which is represented in the Senate by Ding-bat of the Year, Harry Reid. But first, a word about the Democratic candidate | Read More »
America, This Is What an Obama Administration IRS Cover-Up Looks Like
Less than two week after learning of the IG’s report alleging that the IRS targeted conservatives and one month before she “apologized,” Lois Lerner was covering her tracks at the IRS.
“Congress has asked for emails … so we need to be cautious about what we say in emails.”
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Senate Democrats Propose Bill to Gut Religious Liberty After Hobby Lobby Decision
Despite what the Obama Administration and mainstream media have tried to spin, the Hobby Lobby decision by the Supreme Court was about religious liberty.
Senate Democrats outraged by the result of that decision are taking the only step available to them to reverse the decision, gut religious liberty.
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Who the hell is ORR, it’s Government Singularity
Deep in the bowels of Mount Doom, a little known federal agency is about to get top billing in the “border wars”. The Office of Refugee Resettlement is the heavy hand and hammer of Obama’s apparent strategy to flood the USA with illegal immigrants and let them disappear into every small town in America.
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The Goalie’s Anxiety at the Political Kick
http://www.mlgoodell.webs.com As the 2014 FIFA World Cup winds down to its final few games, let’s reflect on what we’ve learned along the way. The most surprising thing, other than the fact that none of the stadia collapsed, is how politicized supporting the sport has become. The ideologically extreme MSNBC mouthpiece Chris Hayes mocked non fans for being wedded to antiquated ideas. “The aversion that some | Read More »
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August is never good, September could be worse
August is when things happen in politics. Typically, it’s a scandal, and it hurts sitting presidents and their parties. Right now, the crisis at the southern border looks to be the next big thing about to really bubble over (it’s bad now, but reports of terrible diseases among the camps could make this a lot worse). It’s a terrible situation because the Democrats were banking | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ To Impeach or Not to Impeach
The recklessness of President Obama’s presidency is finally reaching critical mass and leave it to Sarah Palin to proclaim to the nation that it is time to impeach the man. Starting with what Sarah sees as Obama’s deliberate attempts to flood the nation with illegal immigrants, she then lists all the reasons he deserves impeachment concluding with this: It’s time to impeach; and on behalf | Read More »
New York Times supports Hamas human shields while condemning Israel
The Hamas terrorists controlling Gaza never waste a crisis. The senseless murder of teenager Mohammad Abu Khedir by Israeli teens, acting out revenge for the triple kidnapping and murder of teens Eyal Yifrach, Gil-Ad Shaer and Naftali Frankel, was used as justification for massive rocket barrages on Israel.
Those barrages have now reached Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv.
But while the Israelis prepare for a long, deadly war with warplanes, 40,000 reserve troops, ships and tanks, Hamas is preparing for a different war. Hamas’s war is fought with thousands of cheap rockets, human shields, video cameras, and the world press.
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America – Imagine the World without Her – D’Souza’s New Book and Movie
America – Imagine the World without Her Countering Progressivism’s Attack on the very Idea of America! By Mark Ramsey Update 2 (July 8, 11pm CDT): Book is now the NUMBER ONE BEST SELLER ON ALL OF AMAZON, and apparently is sold out. (Amazon is quoting shipping as 3-4 weeks). Additionally, the MOVIE rocketed to #11 in the box office from #42 last weekend. See the | Read More »
Jihadists Escalate the Persecution and Slaughter of Christians Worldwide
In recent days and weeks, we’ve witnessed an unprecedented escalation of radical Islamic violence and persecution of Christians in the Middle East and North Africa.
In Nigeria, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, and a number of other countries in the region, radical jihadists are literally slaughtering Christians. They are pillaging Christian villages and burning churches.
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$3.7 Billion For What? No Immigration Plan, No Border Enforcement, No Money. Period.
From WhiteHouse.gov, the White House just released its wish list for your tax dollars to support the illegal immigrants flooding our border. Price Tag: $3.8 Billion in Emergency Funding (no budget offsets required). Just the opening sentences of the press release tell you all you need to know (my commentary in parenthesis): While overall rates of apprehensions across our Southwest border remain at near historic lows, | Read More »
Did the New York Times Just Stumble Across an IRS Motive for Targeting the Tea Party?
The New York Times editorial board – in its latest liberal rant coming to the aid of the IRS, that poor defenseless government leviathan – may have just stumbled across an ulterior motive for the IRS targeting of the Tea Party.
Good old-fashioned revenge.
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The Vicious Cycle: Government Warps Markets Until Government Stops Warping Markets
The pernicious effect of government warping markets is absolute – and the evidence is obvious and everywhere. When 300+ million Americans (and when 8+ billion worldwide are able to) make their own decisions, markets constantly morph to accommodate those decisions – and the maximum amount of success and happiness is achieved. When government sticks its prodigious proboscis into the private sector, things quickly go sideways | Read More »
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Another tactic to use in a discussion
Okay. Since I am going away in a few short weeks and I will be hanging out with a liberal, I am arming myself with tactics. Here is one that I came up with that I think would be very effective if a lib spouts a position that you do not agree with but you just don’t have all the facts to rebut him or | Read More »
Articles of Impeachment- Part 8: The IRS
Of all the scandals to occur under Obama’s watch, this one- the IRS- for me is the most chilling. It is bad enough that failure to enforce immigration laws have resulted in an influx of illegal immigrants, that a stupid sting operation resulted in the deaths of border patrol agents, or that the president has overstepped his constitutional boundaries with the EPA, recess appointments, and | Read More »
The Hobby Lobby ruling reveals the Left’s true “religion”
In regard to these, they think it strange that you don’t run with them in the same flood of dissipation, speaking evil of you. ~1 Peter 4:4 ~~~ You know what I think? I think Supreme Court rulings are controlled by tissue firms in order to sell Kleenex to chronic snivelers. The meltdown in leftist circles concerning Hobby Lobby v. Totalitarians from Chicago was predictable, | Read More »
Border Crisis: Discernment, Not Just Sympathy, Required of America’s Churches
This is the Oklahoma Conference of Churches Response to Migrant Children at Fort Sill Before I begin, lets first look at the definition of the word ‘migrant’. A migrant, as in migrant worker, is someone who moves from one place to another to work. These kids are not looking for work. Let’s just be clear about that, shall we? For a legal perspective, from the | Read More »
Where are all the so-called “moderate” Muslims decrying the self-anointed caliph’s use of a mosque to proclaim jihad?
ISIS, or IS..as it is now calling itself (guess it all depends on what the meaning of “IS,” is..) last week released a video of Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, or ABAB, or AB2..the new self described caliph of every grain of sand on the planet earth, speaking at a mosque in Mosul, and calling for all Muslims everywhere to bow down to him, and rise | Read More »
Twenty 9-0 Supreme Court Rulings Against – Obama Prepares Even More Power Grabs
Unanimous Supreme Court rulings are certainly noteworthy. When a case lines up every single Justice – appointed by Democrats and Republicans both – the decision must be unbelievably clear cut. Nine-to-nothings don’t happen very often. The ever-overreaching Barack Obama Administration, however, is in historic fashion racking them up. And they ain’t in its favor. So there is bipartisanship in Washington – against this Administration. When | Read More »
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Protected: A New Leftist Tactic to Suppress Speech
There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.
I bought this yesterday on Amazon. It is a short easy read and full of great tips on how to respond and defeat liberals. I highly recommend it for all of us here on Redstate. It is to be read over and over. His rule# 10 struck me as very interesting and one which I think should be mastered. Rule#10: Let the other side have meaningless victories. | Read More »