The ABCs of Common Core
With the massive Public Relations campaign for Obamacare registration winding down, the next big $100 million campaign supporting a new federal initiative is ramping up. Five years in the works, the roll out of the first national standards for k-12 education is upon us and half of the states are giving practice tests amid pockets of resistance in several states. Here is what the Common Core ruckus | Read More »
David Perdue Is Wrong For Georgia
David Perdue is leading in the Georgia Republican Senate primary, according to the two latest polls. Who is David Perdue? None other than the cousin of former Governor Sonny “Good Ole Boy” Perdue. He has been a successful businessman as a former CEO of Reebok and Dollar General. But he is also a moderate Republican who is seeking to align himself with the establishment. Following | Read More »
Morality Comes From God
Let me begin this purgative by unequivocally asserting that no matter what religion you are (and yes, atheism is a religion), your morality, your sense of right and wrong, isn’t “natural” but is, instead, owed to Divine Omniscience whirly-birding through Time. I know this because I’m a huge supporter of Christian Theocracy and placing a cross above the Capitol, not to mention making public schools – | Read More »
Jeff Gorell (Candidate CA-26) and Tony Strickland (Candidate CA-25) formally endorsed by Ventura County GOP
The Ventura County Republican Party at their monthly Central Committee meeting officially voted and approved their endorsement list (which at this time hasn’t been released officially). The two I know for sure about are Tony Strickland (Cand. CA-25) and Jeff Gorell (Cand. CA-26), both of which were endorsed formally by the local GOP as their candidates. Strickland was given unanimous approval over Troy Castagna and California State | Read More »
, central committee
, Jeff Gorell
, Rafael Dagnesses
, Terry Howard
, Tony Strickland
, Ventura County California
Send Me Money
http://www.mlgoodell.webs.com Half my inbox these days consists of Gorean alarums about global warming having caused “unprecedented drought in California,” which generally start out by referencing “the driest winter since 1976.” Besides giving a new meaning to the term “unprecedented,” these appeals serve as the ideal springboard from which to launch appeals for money. Stripped down to their barest essentials, the environmental message is that George | Read More »
Tags: Al Gore
, George Bush
, Jim Dement
, koch brothers
, Mark Twain
, organizing for action
, Rush Limbaugh
, Sarah Palin
, Sierra Club
, Ted Cruz
Landrieu’s Strategy: Someone Bail Her Out
I’ve talked about it to the point of sounding repetitious at times, but Mary Landrieu is floundering in her polling, and her campaign, along with the state Democratic Party, have nothing to tout for her, other than linking stale praises of her appointment to the chair of the Senate Energy Committee. Right now, there is a lot of speculation about how Landrieu can increase voter | Read More »
About those Senate rules: Could Cruz, Lee amend any Democrat bill to change Obamacare?
There have been many reports in the MSM that several Democrat senators (primarily the ones from Red states up for re-election) will very soon introduce a bill(s) to propose changes/delays/whatever in Obamacare, in a desperate attempt to curry favor with an electorate upset that they voted for the monstrosity in the first place. Senate Republicans have long complained how Reid has run the place, especially | Read More »
Choice Goes Begging
The realities of Obamacare bring to light the failure of our health insurance and delivery system, a system built on government rules rather than patient needs. This reality predates, and is only made more oppressive due to, Obamacare. One of the big deals about Obamacare is that individual health insurance policies must be “guaranteed issue” meaning that that coverage cannot be denied due to pre-existing | Read More »
All work On The Ark and No Play Makes Noah a Dull Boy
When I first heard about Noah I was fairly optimistic. Like Erick Erickson, I really wanted to see this film but there was a lot of buzz in Evangelical circles that this film was going to be about Environmentalism and not God’s judgment and evident biblical themes in the movie. Where was this buzz coming from? Apparently almost a year ago there was a special | Read More »
World Vision Departs, Returns to Biblical Authority
The best example that conservatives and Christians can give to the world is one of forgiveness. Forgiving our own who stray from good doctrine yet return is also Biblical. James 5:19-20.
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Harry Reid thinks I’m too stupid to understand the internet
I’ve been pretty proud of how The Strident Conservative has grown since I founded it in 2009. Thanks to the support from a myriad of readers, it has become one of the internet’s best sources for Conservative opinion and satire. At least, that’s what I used to think. In a statement released today regarding the administration’s decision to delay the March 31 Obamacare enrollment deadline, | Read More »
Tags: 2014 Elections
, Affordable Care Act
, Harry Reid
Senator Barbara Boxer, Obsessive-Compulsive
by Chris Shugart Freudian psychoanalysis doesn’t ordinarily figure into my vocabulary. But in this case I think “anal retentive” best describes Senator Barbara Boxer’s recent introduction of Senate Bill 2047. It’s called Protecting Children From Electronic Cigarette Advertising Act of 2014. The name says it all. When it comes to obsessive-compulsive micromanagement, the nanny-staters could fill the case loads of every therapist in Washington. And | Read More »
The Court Case That Could Save You $700 Billion
America may be on the verge of a giant tax cut. A tax increase created illegally by the Obama IRS when interpreting ObamaCare may come to an end, struck down as unconstitutional overreach. Oral arguments Tuesday showed judges leaning toward forcing the administration to follow the law as written. In Halbig v Sebelius, a group of citizens and businesses is challenging the authority of the | Read More »
Taking the Voters for Granted
As a Volunteer State Republican, I’m active in a number of Republican organizations, including the county party and my local Republican women’s club. This is the time of year where our programming folks have absolutely no trouble finding Republican candidates wanting to come speak to us. After all, it’s Primary Season, and we’re fortunate, especially on our local level, to have a number of Republican | Read More »
If At First You Don’t Succeed* (Obamacare deadline slides to Mid-Aprilish)
Not really a surprise, but the news was dumped late Tuesday. The original (latest) deadline to sign up for Obamacare was to be March 31st. Just go to the now wonderfully working site, get your free money to help pay for your health insurance, sign up and then don’t worry, be happy. Of course, that’s what they told everyone at the end of December when the previous deadline | Read More »
Faith, film, and the Gospel
Go see all these films, and bring your non-Christian friends. Pay for them. Buy them popcorn and a Coke. If they don’t like the movie, they’re out nothing but a few hours with a friend. But share the Gospel, because most non-Christians these days are so Biblically illiterate they may never have heard anything about Jesus other than His name used as a cussword.
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Tesla and Texas – Who is Right?
News broke last week that Tesla, a California-based electric car company, had been banned from selling cars in several states due to lobbying pressure from existing car dealers. Though both sides in the debate are quick to claim they are fighting for a “free market,” there’s hypocrisy on both sides. First, the governors. Gov. Rick Perry of Texas is famous for saying Texas is “open | Read More »
Obama Administration: Wait, HHS Mandate Case is About Abortion?
It appeared to come as a surprise to the Obama Administration’s lawyer that the abortion-pill mandate case before the Supreme Court had anything to do with abortion.
Deep into his argument about how the HHS Mandate doesn’t pose a substantial burden to businesses because for-profit business owners can’t exercise religion, the Obama Administration’s Solicitor General seemed to get stumped by the question at the heart of this case. In fact, from my vantage point in the Courtroom he looked like he didn’t know what hit him.
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The Watercooler ~ Hobby Lobby Green Family are American Heroes [UPDATE]
If you haven’t said a prayer for Hobby Lobby yet today, please do so. Their attorneys will bring their case before the Supreme Court seeking relief from the abortifacient contraceptive mandate tucked neatly into Obamacare and being foisted upon Americans in businesses, churches and hospitals across the land. One of the disadvantages people of faith encounter while defending their rights to practice their faith in | Read More »
Mom, You Need to Sign My Field Trip Permission Slip–to the Shooting Range
Middle school students in Pueblo County School District, Pueblo, Colorado, recently took a field trip that the kids truly enjoyed. No boring trip to the local bank to see how deposits are handled, no trip to the loading dock at the supermarket to see how food moves from trucks to shopper’s carts. No, this field trip was all about learning gun safety and proper handling | Read More »
Video Double Standard: Pay-TV Is Winning the War to Rig FCC Competition Rules
Most conservatives and many prominent thinkers on the left agree that the Communications Act should be updated based on the insight provided by the wireless and Internet protocol revolutions. The fundamental problem with the current legislation is its disparate treatment of competitive communications services. A comprehensive legislative update offers an opportunity to adopt a technologically neutral, consumer focused approach to communications regulation that would maximize | Read More »
RI State Senator says “go f**k yourself” in response to question
span style=”color: #000000″>Just happened to find this posted on twitter and found it interesting. The guy’s name is Dan Bidondi who has a radio show called TruthRadioShow. The left whenever you get in their faces about gun control really get pissed off. I guess tyrants always do when you ask them legitimate questions like this. In this case, Bidondi asks a RI State Senator by | Read More »
Paul Ryan a Racist?
Paul Ryan is now a racist for making a point about joblessness in black communities. Before that it was Bobby Jindal. I am not a fan of either of those guys but I think regardless we had better stand up for these people and fight back. Maybe George Will can roll his eyes and dismiss these leftists but we can’t. This is only going to get worse | Read More »
Common Core: It’s a trap!
Indiana is the first state among the 45 who fell for adopted Common Core standards since 2010, to drop out. Governor Mike Pence (R) said: I believe when we reach the end of this process there are going to be many other states around the country that will take a hard look at the way Indiana has taken a step back, designed our own standards | Read More »
Against drug legalization bumper sticker baloney
This diary is not against drug legalization per se. We have witnessed in recent years a shift in polling on some issues, the lack of honest debate about what is really going on. Drug legalization seems particularly prone to a cult-like incantations of supposedly brilliant points that are actually garbage. So when I see what are to me obvious illogical bumper sticker statements here on | Read More »
Send lawyers, guns and money….Getting the “Party of work” working right
A rising tide floats all boats is the concept behind the Republican leadership’s approach to improving our economy. What you have to ask yourself is, does this theory hold in practice? Is it a lack of economic potential that keeps the big blue cities and the urban poor from benefiting from the benefits of society in general? Or is it by Democrat design? Reihan | Read More »
The Long March Though the Institutions
When Marx’s prediction of world-wide revolution failed to occur, leftist intellectuals began searching for a way to regain power and overthrow capitalism and democracy. They explained their failure with a patronizing theory called “cultural hegemony”, the idea that the common man is a sheep, deluded by their rich overlords into false beliefs in individualism, freedom, property rights, and the opportunity for personal advance. The idea was | Read More »
Latest Shroud of Turin News with an Exclusive Message from A Renowned Scientist
Re-posted from PJ Media In the next few weeks leading up to Easter Sunday you can expect to hear more news about the Shroud of Turin — a mysterious piece of linen that millions of Catholics and other Christians believe is the actual burial cloth of Jesus Christ. It was during Holy Week last year when the Shroud of Turin generated headlines around the globe. | Read More »
Why I’m So Proud of Joe Carr (and you should be, too)
If you’re not familiar with the name Joe Carr, just know that the TN State Rep is running against Senator Lamar Alexander and doing a great job of it. Last week, Carr spoke at a Republican meeting in an adjacent county and apparently brought the conservative fire to his speech. Although I wasn’t there, the Marshall County Tribune was and passed on some nuggets. __________ “It’s not enough to be a Republican,” | Read More »
Of ‘dadgum minds’ and New York City confabs
Georgia Democrats sure know how to come charging out the gate. Last week the General Assembly said ‘Sine Die’ to the 2014 session, meaning full-fledged campaign season has arrived. The Peach State’s left-wing set rang it in with some muddled messaging, ethical questions, and a trip to New York City to raise some dollars to make Georgia resemble it more. I’m not joking. For starters, | Read More »
Illinois is beyond help. Why I want Pat Quinn to win re-election.
I like Bruce Rauner. He’s willing to offer himself to the voters, and invest a lot of his own money. And I sincerely hope he loses his quest to be Illinois’ next governor. But not for the reasons that most Red Staters might think. Rauner is a fiscally conservative, socially liberal Republican. He supports same-sex marriage, and a “woman’s right to choose.” ( Which means | Read More »
One sentence can save us from thoughtcrime if SCOTUS uses the key
If the Court rules that the government can assert its power to compel a company or individual to act in contravention of their religious beliefs, and in effect strikes down RFRA, then the government would have the unfettered ability to prosecute thoughtcrime. If your beliefs don’t line up with the government’s compelling interests, then you lose, you are forced to subvert your beliefs to the government’s edicts.
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The rabbit hole never ends: “Let It Go”
We must never forget to come up for air and emerge from our rabbit holes and see the world for what it is, just a temporary dwelling. Failing to find out way out of the rabbit holes results in sin. We go deeper and deeper, darker and darker into the intrigue of this world and its snares. Politics and injustice and outrage infect the mind in a way that drives it away from brotherly love and toward hate. Considering those whose confession barely precedes their own death, we must take a breath and understand the true nature of our battle.
Let it go. Because from the beginning, and in the end, God is on His throne.
He has never left it.
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Ted Cruz, Thomas Sowell and Battles Worth Fighting…
In my opinion Thomas Sowell is easily the smartest man in America. From Basic Economics, to Black Rednecks and White Liberals to his definitive dissection of the most recent economic collapse in The Housing Boom and Bust, his books are nothing short of brilliant. And of course it’s not just books, he writes a weekly column as well, does interviews, lectures and does research at | Read More »
, Free Enterprise
, Free Markets
, George Washington
, GOP Establishment
, individual freedom
, Leonidas Thermopylae
, Limited Government
, Ted Cruz
, Thomas Sowell
Week 12 Chronological Bible Reading – 2014
Week 12 – 2014 March Monday 24 Deut. 18-21 Tuesday 25 Deut. 22-25 Wednesday 26 Deut. 26-28 Thursday 27 Deut. 29:1 – 31:29 Friday 28 Deut. 31:30 – 34:12 Saturday 29 Joshua 1-4 Sunday 30 Joshua 5-8 The heart of the law is expressed in several passages in Deuteronomy, though chapter 6 is certainly the best known. As Jesus repeated fourteen centuries later: “If | Read More »
No, Libertarian Does Not Mean Leftist
I want to address this diary, which starts off with the title “Why Libertarian is Just Another Word for Leftist.” The diary has a couple of false assumptions which need to be addressed up front: -Rand Paul hasn’t positioned himself as a libertarian, but a constitutional conservative with liberty-minded opinions. His words are not libertarian dogma. Yes, the diarist does concede that “It cannot be | Read More »
From @FiscalRangers’ Desk: #Florida’s #SB1576 Needs To Be Stopped
Fiscal Rangers is a site that focuses on Lake County Florida’s fiscal issues. However they often offer news on Florida’s issues. And once again, Florida’s septic tanks has come under assault: …Florida Senate Bill SB-1576 that requires septic tanks be connected to sewer systems when near Category 1 Springs… What? We all remember the distastor SB550 was and they’re trying again? SB550 was a direct | Read More »
Solving the Income Inequality Conundrum
In a previous entry, I noted how liberal commentators and “experts” like Paul Krugman jumped on Paul Ryan for comments he had made regarding a culture of dependency that had developed among the poorer elements of society. Naturally, in typical racist fashion, these liberals jumped on the comments and accused him of racism as if poverty is somehow intrinsic to minorities- a racist liberal assumption | Read More »
I officially endorse T.W. Shannon for U.S. Senate
After Tom Coburn announced his early retirement and the race got underway, I was undecided of what candidate I’d back to replace him (though it wasn’t gonna be Lankford for sure). Former State Senator Randy Brogdon who ran for Governor in 2010 (and initially did against Fallin before jumping into the Senate race) gave me pause of who to endorse. There’s certainly elements of him | Read More »
Can we layoff the McConnell endorsement please???
Okay I’ve had it with some RedState readers and elsewhere over this. Now don’t get me wrong, I want McConnell GONE NOW. I’ve in fact donated once to Matt Bevin (considering to donate again soon). Mitch McConnell is a fraud who’s been in the Senate too long and needs to go. He’s done nothing much of help for the liberty movement. But can we give | Read More »
Get ready for amnesty and more legal immigration.
First I’ll preface this by disclosing that I’m running against John Boehner in Ohio and I’m largely challenging him on debt, economic issues and of course immigration. However the reason I’m doing this isn’t political it is simple common sense. Have you noticed how lately the talk on amnesty has died down? That is by design. The GOP establishment didn’t want to poke that hornet’s | Read More »
President or Senator? Pick One, Rand Paul
(Author’s note: This piece appears today on The Daily Beast and here is your chance to weigh in on Paul’s dilemma.) Currently the Republican Party has a crowded bench of 2016 presidential hopefuls. They include: 2012 left-over Rick Santorum; the “I may run but please disregard my last name,” Jeb Bush; the Republican in the Senate most hated by other Senate Republicans, Ted Cruz; Chris Christie who | Read More »
Tags: 2016 GOP candidates
, Congressman Paul Ryan
, Governor Chris Christie
, Jeb Bush
, Kentucky State House
, Marco Rubio
, Mark McKinnon
, Myra Adams writer
, Rand Paul 2016
, Senator Rand Paul
, Senator Stumbo
, Senator Ted Cruz
, the daily beast
Why Libertarian is Just Another Word for Leftist
Earlier this week Kentucky Senator Rand Paul made the remark that the GOP will have to “agree to disagree” about the many social issues that are part of the political discourse in the United States. Paul now joins many other Conservative pundits who have recently called for the GOP to completely abandon social issues as they are sure losers for the GOP when the environment | Read More »
A Possible Blow to Obamacare?
In what is accurately described as the greatest existential threat to Obamacare, an important case will be heard next week. NO- it is NOT the Hobby Lobby/ Conestoga Wood cases to be heard by the Supreme Court, but another to be heard by the DC Circuit Court of Appeals. The case is Halbig vs. Sebelius and the fact that the appeals court fast-tracked it indicates | Read More »
Until we have periodic referenda, “the Constitution” isn’t legal authority
Living voters haven’t approved the Constitution “We the People” so it’s not legal authority.
The headline reads “equal opportunity” but in the fine print the Constitution employs the army to segregate itself from fresh ideas.
It’s not possible for the gov’t to impose an unapproved constitution in a nation where the gov’t derives its “just powers from the consent of the governed.”
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, David Gergen
, equal protection
, intergenerational equity
, Thomas Jefferson
A Young Black Male With An ID Card, Who Voted Without Disruption In 2012
(Promoted from the diaries) In 2012 I voted at the Hazelwood City Hall in Hazelwood, Missouri. I voted for Mitt Romney and it was a painless, stress free process. I had a picture id in my black Timberland wallet. As a matter of fact, I had my picture id, my social security card, and my First Community Credit Union debit card all in the same | Read More »
An Unhappy Birthday
This weekend is one of those occasions you’d rather forget. On Sunday, ObamaCare turns four, but the law certainly hasn’t gotten better with age. In fact four years later, the damage is more real than ever. Families who have lost their insurance plans or their doctors are hurting. Working men and women have seen their hours cut. Moms and dads are finding it harder to | Read More »
The “Consider This!” Podcast, Episode 70: For Ukraine, From Russia, With Love
The latest episode of the “Consider This!” podcast is out. Conservative commentary in 10 minutes or less. This time, I spent all my time on one topic, but it’s one that spans over 30 years. (But I’ll still be done in 10 minutes or less.) During the presidential debates between Mitt Romney and President Obama, Obama mocked Romney’s thoughts on what was the biggest geopolitical threat. Romney | Read More »
Lobbyist Sid Miller Cons Tea Party Voters
Imagine a state legislator who, even before his final term in office ends, opens up a lobbying practice with a client base that includes state vendors and payday lenders. Now imagine that it is discovered that this same former state legislator turned revolving door lobbyist used his campaign account to play the stock market and personally profited by more than $21,000 from a loan that | Read More »