The Attorney General of the State of New York has begun action against the ExxonMobil Corporation to, in the words of The New York Times, “determine whether the company lied to the public about the risks of climate change or to investors about how such risks might hurt the oil business.” To the people excited about this prospect, this investigation is the opening salvo in | Read More »

    And then there were 4: the pundits are right, it’s Cruz and Rubio

    And then there were 4: the pundits are right, it's Cruz and Rubio

    Mike Huckabee tweeted “We are months away from actual votes being cast and neither the pundits nor the press will decide this election, the people will.”  This after he was unceremoniously dumped from the main 9pm stage in the Fox Business News debate to be held Nov. 10 in Milwaukee. I like Huckabee.  I’ve met him a couple of times, and found him to be | Read More »

    Russia About To Strategically Bomb ISIS…The End Is Nigh

    It is looking more and more that an Islamist Jihadi terrorist bomb blew up that Russian passenger jet a few days ago killing all on board as it was flying from the Sinai Peninsula to St. Petersburg, Russia. This one terrorist event will now prove cataclysmic for the world. Because… President Putin of Russia MUST respond aggressively and decisively to this act of terror, otherwise | Read More »

    Obama FAKE “New York Girlfriend” vs. Carson’s REAL “Bob”

    CNN was ready for Ben Carson, but they’re still not ready to tell the truth. When discussing the media’s “vetting,” Dr. Ben Carson asked CNN’s Alyson Camerota, “Is that what you did with this current President?”  Camerota was locked and loaded with a response: “Yes. President Obama’s autobiography… was also vetted. Don’t you remember that there was a whole question about his girlfriend and people went back | Read More »

    Why are so many Crazy or Idiotic Ideas becoming National Law?

    Most politicians crave power.  All politicians who want to remain in office in a democracy cater to the constituency that will deliver them a victory, whether legal or not.  So where you live determines your constituency. Radicals and aggrieved minorities always want to change something.  For example, NAMBLA wants men to be able to love boys.  La Raza wants parts of the U.S. returned to | Read More »

    The Trump Candidacy is Based on False Premises

    Argument 1: Trump is self-funding and therefore he is not at risk of acting like a puppet to donors.   First, this line of attack was always silly. It may be true that the Democrats that Trump donated to for decades did him favors (mostly assisted him in stealing private property through eminent domain), but that doesn’t mean all elected officials act like puppets. Donations | Read More »

    Texas, Guns and Dildos

    Texas, Guns and Dildos

    Yes- you read that title correctly.  This past June, the Texas legislature passed and Governor Abbott signed a law allowing students and faculty to carry concealed weapons on campus and in classrooms.  Even in Texas, this was previously disallowed.  The legislature’s action was in response to recent shootings on college campuses. But, why- you ask- are students protesting with a sex toy?  The reason is | Read More »

    Rush the Big Voice on the Right

    In a recent article in the National Review Rush Limbaugh, the God Father of conservative media recently catalogued how he not only birthed but also nurtured the growth of an alternative voice alongside what he aptly calls the “state-controlled media.” I can remember the first time I heard him in 1986.  I was so excited to hear someone say what I was thinking.  For years | Read More »

    Be Wary of the Houston Victory

    We were all delighted to see the ridiculous bathroom sharing proposal go down in Houston, and legalized marijuana in Ohio suffered the same fate.  However, we are celebrating even as we lose.  It’s time to understand what we are losing and why.  Only when we understand that can we truly begin to win. What we are losing is the battle for the soul of Western | Read More »

    Paul Ryan’s Decisive Speech

      Dateline: Wednesday, November 9, 2016 Rarely has a presidential election turned so decisively on one speech, much less one by somebody other than the candidates. For posterity, I will include that speech by House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) N/A% in its entirety: “Thank you Donald (or Ben, or Jeb, or Marco, or … it didn’t matter) for inviting me to | Read More »

    What Rubio needs to say at the next debate in response to Trump’s attacks

    Based on Trump’s media appearances over the past week, I think it’s safe to say he’ll go after Rubio at the next debate, probably regarding his financial problems and immigration. We’ve already seen how Rubio has defended himself on those issues, and so far nothing’s been able to stick. I know he’ll be prepared for Trump’s attacks on these issues, but I have some unsolicited | Read More »

    Obama: Healthcare is For Closers

    Obama: Healthcare is For Closers

    It’s been over five years since Obamacare passed, and UNEXPECTEDLY everyone still hates it. I was led to believe that “We have to pass the bill so we can find out what’s in it” was a prediction that people would love Obamacare once they found out how it worked, as opposed to an indication that Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) 15% was incapable | Read More »

    Rep. Kinzinger: Muslim Americans Have A Constitutional Right To Sharia Law

    [mc_name name='Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL)' chamber='house' mcid='K000378' ](R-IL)The interns who work for Illinois “Republican” congressman Adam Kinzinger might want to do a little thinking before they fire off a form letter about Sharia Law in the future.  Reader Jane forwarded me the full response Kinzinger’s staff sent to a constituent concerning the encroachment of Sharia Law into the US and it | Read More »

    Ben Carson’s Faith Is Fair Game….Barack Obama’s? Not So Much

    Oh how things change when it comes to this here dishonest media we have in this country. Not too long ago, try seven, or well three in fact, ah well, it still applies today, the media shut down any and all would be inquiries about the faith of President Obama, now and when he was a candidate for president. From his time in a Madrasa | Read More »

    Myra Adams: November 16 is IRS D-day for Clinton Foundation Charity Fraud

    November 16 is the day that the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation must respond to an extended annual deadline and file their IRS Form 990 for tax year 2014. Ultimately, the Clinton Foundation’s 2014 filing will prove if our nation is governed by laws applied equally to all — or by corrupt political officials who, at the highest level of government, turn the other | Read More »

    Understanding the REAL importance of the CNBC debate debacle: laying down markers for the 2016 general election debates. (Time to change the format?)

    The CNBC debate was a disaster for the MSM. It exposed, for all to see,  to a heretofore unimaginable degree, the blatant partisanship of the MSM.  The candidates on stage were able to turn it to their advantage, launching memorable, and very successful attacks on the three moderators, and the format in general. As a result, we are now seeing considerable shifting in the debate | Read More »

    the most important thing Paul Ryan said

    from his speech at the convention – My Mom started a small business, and I’ve seen what it takes. Mom was 50 when my Dad died.  She got on a bus every weekday for years, and rode 40 miles each morning to Madison.  She earned a new degree and learned new skills to start her small business.  It wasn’t just a new livelihood.  It was | Read More »

    The Tuesday Elections and What They Mean (or Don’t Mean)

    Sometimes the elections held the year before a Presidential election year can discern certain trends.  If so, then there are a few take-aways from the elections this past Tuesday.  Instead of doing a state-by-state analysis, it is best to look at the elections generally and see if they tell us anything about possibilities in 2016. 1. Democrats performed really poorly and below expectations.  Coming into | Read More »

    The Liberty Test – Part 4

    The final phrase of the Preamble to the Constitution gets to the heart of what motivates the liberty candidate. This should be their motto. Ensure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity. The most eloquent statement of American liberty is found in the Bill of Rights. Sadly, many people do not know the rights guaranteed to them by the Constitution. Can you name | Read More »

    Who knew that the Speaker of the House in Kentucky was as stupid as Amanda Marcotte?

    Yesterday’s election results bothered the lovely Miss Marcotte no end! These are not the only nuts: Tea Party governors and anti-LGBT statutes win when we stupidly stay home How did conservatives crush a popular anti-discrimination ordinance in Houston? Urban legends and low voter turnout By Amanda Marcotte | Wednesday, November 4, 2015 | 11:14 AM EST While everyone—and I’m as guilty as the next political | Read More »

    Video of Trump defending his eminent domain position.

    Trump is the master of his own eminent domain, as he spins support for the Keystone Pipeline into supporting private entities that profit from public eminent domain laws. BTW, can anybody tell me how to embed this video, instead of a link?

    OH says NO to Pot, for now

    Ohio overwhelmingly voted NO to issue 3, which would’ve created a constitutional amendment legalizing marijuana for medicinal and recreational purposes. While voters in municipal year elections tend be more conservative, it wasn’t the Right that smoked issue 3, it was the Left.

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    Sorry Children Of America, Transgenders Are More Important Than You

    Sorry Children Of America, Transgenders Are More Important Than You

    The US Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights made a startling announcement Monday, setting a dangerous precedent for minor children in public schools.  After a two year investigation, they have found that a Chicago area school district is in violation of Title IX, which is a federal law prohibiting discrimination in schools based on sex. Here is what happened: A transgender girl (with male | Read More »

    Twilight Zone Zombie Education Apocalypse: Detroit Government Schools Fail 95% of the Time…

    Sometimes in life there are things that are so obvious that when others don’t see it you’re left scratching your head wondering if you are living in a Twilight Zone episode. Such was the case when I read a headline last week: Detroit Public Schools: 93% Not Proficient in Reading; 96% Not Proficient in Math. Somehow the Detroit government schools, despite spending $1.2 billion a | Read More »

    In Defense Of Quinton Tarantino: Opinions, Sometimes Ya Know?

    I’m not a fan of Quinton Tarantino the director or the person, I don’t hate him, I just feel like he’s probably a tool in his overall existence. He’s one of the most overrated and overused filmmakers in the history of American film, he’s made two really good movies and a bunch of mediocre and really bad ones. He’s also been associated with some really | Read More »

    Common sense and normality win in Houston

    From the Pirate’s Cove: Houston Voters Say No To Houston LGBT Ordinance William Teach | November 4, 2015 – 7:26 am A win for common sense and rationality: (NY Times) A yearlong battle over gay and transgender rights that turned into a costly, ugly war of words between this city’s lesbian mayor and social conservatives ended Tuesday as voters repealed an anti-discrimination ordinance that had | Read More »

    In case you missed it, there are now 4 candidates

    So, I know polling is flawed.  The polls just were off in Kentucky by ~10 points.  However, there is a really interesting poll from Quinnipiac out on the Republican nomination.  It shows 4 candidates above 10 points, and everyone else below 5.  The only candidates above 10 are Carson, Trump, Rubio, and Cruz.  Everyone else is at 4 or below.  Everyone. More interestingly the average | Read More »

    The Liberty Test – Part 3

    The Liberty Test moves on to evaluate how liberty shapes a candidate’s policies. The Preamble to the Constitution helps prioritize the problems that we face. We the people have come together to…. Establish Justice and Insure Domestic Tranquility. Justice and Domestic Tranquility are important to all Americans, but the public peace is strained. Many citizens and others living in America feel unjustly treated by the | Read More »

    What are Polls for, When No One Listens Anymore?

    A poll is in essence like checking your blood pressure.  You use it to register the health of something on which to be voted.  As such, everyone has a vested interest in the outcome, whether for or against someone or something. Retail politicians use polls to decide what to say or to support an opinion.  They rely on accurate polling when the point of the | Read More »

    Barack “wretched fiasco” Obama…………

    It was just about a decade ago that Democrats owned up that for them, politics doesn’t stop at the water’s edge…..indeed, it runs straight across the oceans direct to Bagdad. Though having mostly supported the Iraq war, even those who were “for it before they were against it,” Democrats took every opportunity to rail against and eviscerate the war. Indeed, an individual hitherto unfamiliar with | Read More »

    While We’re Lost in The ‘Patent Troll’ Freakout, ‘Reformers’ Will Eviscerate Private Property Rights

    The small and dwindling contingent in favor of the terrible, patent-smashing bills being considered in Congress suffer from an obsessive fetish – “patent trolls.” It’s at once a mantra – and a Pavlovian fervor-inducer. Just say “patent troll” in front of any member of this tiny cohort – and watch them freak out. The American Spectator has been a gracious, serial host to one such | Read More »

    F-35A Completes First Aerial Gun Test

    The F-35A Lightning II completed the first three airborne gunfire bursts from its internal Gun Airborne Unit (GAU)-22/A 25mm Gatling gun system during a California test flight, Oct. 30. This milestone was the first in a series of test flights to functionally evaluate the in-flight operation of the F-35A’s internal 25mm gun throughout its employment envelope. Three bursts of one 30 rounds and two 60 | Read More »

    Bernie Sanders and His Awfully Terrible Math

    Bernie Sanders may have the best intentions in his heart, but he is an unrealistic ass when it comes to his wish list for transforming the United States into a European-like socialist state.  Among those items on his wish list is expansion of Medicare (i.e., universal health care), free college tuition at public institutions, a massive public works infrastructure repair project, paid medical/family leave, and | Read More »

    White House Locks Hands with “Dark Money” Billionaires

    The Obama administration has decried “big money” and “dark money” in politics but conveniently ignoring the reality that much of their environmental movement is funded through a secret network of billionaires and foundations.  In fact, the government has now officially partnered with a liberal major dark money funder. Later this week Arlington, Virginia will play host to a conference of the Clean Energy States Alliance | Read More »

    RedState Diarist proposes the site should Facilitate a REAL Debate!

    The current debate template is heavy on the moderators and personal attacks and light on the issues. I propose a debate series where each debate will cover a single question/topic that is known to the candidates in advance. The debate will be started by a moderator and closed by a moderator, otherwise they will be unheard and unseen.  The rules go like this: After the question | Read More »

    CAUTION: Liberal Debate Moderators are Good for Conservatives

    Imagine a debate where a Jeb! Bush protégé’ is the moderator. It seems to me, that’s what many of people are asking for. Folks don’t like the questions that lead with disparaging comments about candidates or their positions. And its understandable. The Democrats get questions who’s premise is that the candidates and qualified and that their answer will solve the problem. It’s not fair. But be careful, a debate with | Read More »

    “The View,” Carly Fiorina, And Why Feminists Still Fail

    "The View," Carly Fiorina, And Why Feminists Still Fail

    Liberal women universally consider themselves to be feminists, by which they mean that they are allegedly supportive of females. But in the same way that the NAACP is the National Association for the Advancement of (Liberal) Colored People, liberal feminists really only support females when they are liberal. These hypocrites sit on their liberal media thrones, telling tales of woe and suffering inflicted on our | Read More »


    In a recent segment on MSNBC, Melissa Harris-Perry called out a guest for uttering the phrase “Hard Work”, comparing the phrase to slavery. Her contention was that using phrases such as “hard work” evoked memories of a dark period in the world’s history where slavery was an accepted practice. Slave owners bought the slaves and perpetuated the practice through wealth and political power. Slaves were | Read More »

    Illegal Immigrants and the 2016 Election

    As everyone with a brain is well aware, Presidents are elected by the Electoral College.  That, in turn, is determined as a total of 538 votes- one for each congressional district plus two (for the number of Senators) from each state, and Washington DC gets three electoral votes by Constitutional amendment.  The number of House members is determined by population with each state guaranteed at | Read More »

    Carson is Wonderful, I’d Vote for Him, But He’s Unelectable

    Just thought I’d write this blog post to throw a few thoughts out there and see what others may think…. The frontrunner at this point seems to be Dr. Ben Carson.  Lovely guy, great surgeon, I’d vote for him in a minute over any of the Democratic contenders, but I just think he’s unelectable.  He has said, clear as a bell, that he thinks Darwin’s | Read More »

    Marita Noon: The march to Paris has begun

    President Obama is “cautiously optimistic” that a global climate agreement will finally be reached as a result of his “leadership.” As stated during the October 11 edition of 60 Minutes, he sees his role in Paris as more important than fighting ISIS: “My definition of leadership would be leading on climate change, an international accord that potentially we’ll get in Paris.”

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    To the Cruz Super PACs

    There are beginning to be a few articles about why Cruz’ super PACs aren’t spending yet.  My best guess is that Cruz when setting them up (before the firewall went in place) had a gameplan laid out and the PACs are following it.  However, it may be that the PACs are doing something else.  I would beg the PACs not to make movements in response | Read More »

    Rep. Kinzinger: More Republicans Would Have Voted For Boehner’s Golden Parachute If They Didn’t Fear Being Primaried

    [mc_name name='Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL)' chamber='house' mcid='K000378' ](R-IL) During an interview on 1440 WROK Monday morning Illinois “Republican” congressman Adam Kinzinger told Riley & Scott that more Republican would have voted for Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) N/A%‘s Golden Parachute debt limit and budget deal if they didn’t have to fear being primaried back home.  Last week 79 House Republicans, | Read More »

    It is Fred Dalton Thompson’s Fault that I am here

    Eight years ago I had already settled on a late entry to the @GOP race for the 2008 presidential nomination and hadn’t settled on a late entry Fred Thompson, but committed myself to his candidacy.  From my little perch on the outside edge of Augusta, Georgia, I would find myself traveling repeatedly across the span of the Savannah River some hours-plus, dragging my toddler daughter | Read More »

    The Liberty Test – Part 2

    The Liberty Test moves on from evaluating candidates by America’s foundational principles and character to the nitty-gritty of the executive’s constitutional powers. Voters interested in protecting liberty should pay particular attention to whether the candidate understands the limited powers granted to the president and the federal government. In the late 1780s, the free and independent states of America created a government where all power resided | Read More »

    Hillary Clinton Misunderstands (Misrepresents?) How Government Pummels the Economy

    Hillary Clinton is going to be the Democrat presidential nominee. (Sorry, Bernie Sanders fans. You too, Martin O’Malley fans – both of you.)  Unless – and likely even if – she is indicted for her latest foray into self-defined ethics. She has in her past more than a quarter century of…questionable statements, decisions and actions – so it would appear nothing else in this vein | Read More »

    Musings From the Wacky Feminist Left

    A recent article by Leftist feminist Valerie Tarico starts off with this memorable paragraph: The so-called ‘war on women’is not a war; it is a one-sided assault.  It is conservative men, drunk on power, calling women sluts and then rolling up their sleeves and knocking us back into place.  It is conservative men letting us know that they own our bodies and our reproductive capacity, | Read More »

    The Liberty Test – Part 1

    What criteria should the American people use to evaluate presidential candidates? James Carville said during Bill Clinton’s 1992 election campaign, it’s “the economy, stupid.” The left always says it’s the economy because the secular progressive agenda focuses on destroying capitalism. Promising to redistribute (some of) the wealth is their plan to stay in power. Many on the right think it’s all about the economy as | Read More »

    Veterans Helping Veterans

    For a moment, I was speechless, stunned into silence. “Hello? Are you still there?”  I heard my brother’s anxious voice in my ear. “Yes, yes, I’m here,” I replied. “I’m just—are you sure you’ve thought this through?” “Of course I’m sure,” he answered, a little impatiently. Softening, he continued, “I’ve talked this over with Diana and she’s on board.  I have to do this.” Still | Read More »

    (Breaking: RNC is Out). Debate Mutiny. Format Matters. Let’s Debate the Who, What and Why of Presidential Debates.

    Republican candidates should not be treated as gladiators that have to fight each other to the death during what is called a debate. They should not be used as bread and circus for which the Left Street Media profits. If anyone needs more proof after watching the first three debates, then look at what the New York Times editorial blog posted to generate a hungry crowd, an hour before the GOP | Read More »