Pelosi Says Dems Willing to Help Republicans Elect a Speaker…With Some Strings Attached

    Pelosi Says Dems Willing to Help Republicans Elect a Speaker...With Some Strings Attached

    Over the weekend, House Minority Leader indicated  there may be “an openness” among some House Democrats to voting for a Republican speaker on the floor. Pelosi claimed to be concerned about the turmoil surrounding House Republicans, which she said could end up helping put Democrats back in charge come 2017 (as if she would just hate for that to happen). “I think in our caucus | Read More »

    Watch Debbie Wasserman-Schultz REFUSE to say if her children were human before they were born

    Words do fail…. I wonder what her kids think of their mommy when they see this? OTOH, considering that DW-S definitely is NOT human, well…. ***************************************************** THAT REPORTER IS AWESOME!!!!!

    Barack Obama as Commander in Chief … The Pentagon as a social experiment

    I’ve probably cited this before, but it’s easily one of the best speeches ever uttered in the movies. In A Few Good Men Jack Nicholson’s Col. Jessep explains life to Tom Cruz’s Lt. Kaffee: “… And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives. You don’t want the truth because deep down in places you don’t talk about at parties, you want me | Read More »

    Strategic Patience- Yet Another Term for Obama’s Ineptitude

    To say that American policy in the Middle East is in disarray would be a huge understatement of fact.  While it may be easy to point the finger at Bush and Iraq, consider this fact: the Iraq War, according to Iraq Body Count, resulted in 244,000 deaths, about 150,000 of them civilians.  By contrast, the Syrian civil war has resulted in over 250,000 civilian deaths. | Read More »

    What Ever Happened to “The Sky is Falling” over the House Speakership?

      Remember all the headlines when McCarthy suddenly and unexpectedly dropped out of he Speaker race: The House GOP’s historic implosion – POLITICO Shock in Washington as McCarthy Drops Out of Speaker’s Race! – Observer Shock! McCarthy drops Speaker bid | TheHill Withdraws From Speaker’s Race, Putting House in Chaos – NYTimes abruptly quits speaker race, leaving Republicans in disarray – USAToday Well ten days | Read More »

    Denmark: That’s Not Who We Are

    We don’t take our cues from other countries because no one has done what we’ve done. The Patriots don’t ask the Raiders for tips on how to win football games.

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    Hillary Clinton says mandatory gun buy-back programs “would be worth considering”

    You cannot ever trust Democrats to protect your rights! Clinton suggests she’d consider mandatory gun buy-backs, sparking fears of ‘confiscation’ Published October 18, 2015 Hillary Clinton said Friday that mandatory gun buy-back programs like ones in Australia are “worth looking into,” sparking criticism that the Democratic presidential front-runner would, if elected, impose gun-confiscation efforts. Clinton made the comments during a campaign stop in Keene, | Read More »

    Title IX and George Orwell

    [crosspost from] Recently there has been much discussion of the ways certain aspects of Title IX are being implemented on college campuses.  The latest entry is from Robert McClain at Mr. McClain (presumably no relation to John McClain) opines in “The dark side of Title IX sexual-assault investigations” that college freshmen (not freshwomen) have much to worry about. Shortly we’ll write about Title | Read More »

    The “Magnificent” Seven

    As the Republican fight for the Presidential nomination goes, we know there will be a winner and that winner is among the group of people already in.  That gives us an advantage over the Democrats, who are not sure they have their final list of contestants.  It is too late for Romney, Palin or anyone else to jump in. Inside of the actual campaigns there | Read More »

    Thirteen Days in October Revisited

    This year marks the 53rd anniversary of the Cuban missile crisis- a period when the United States and the Soviet Union came perilously close to nuclear confrontation.  Around this time, the liberal press re-runs the “facts” of the crisis and condenses the analysis to two themes: how Kennedy stared down his Soviet counterparts OR how a lack of negotiation and appeasement have poisoned American foreign | Read More »

    U.S. Navy Expands F-35C Testing

    Continuing sea trials for its F-35C variant of the Joint Strike Fighter, the U.S. Navy brought multiple F-35 aircraft to the U.S.S. Eisenhower earlier this month for a crucial round of carrier testing. From Aviation Week coverage: Test pilots put their F-35Cs through the paces for military- and maximum-level launches with simulated missiles, testing the aircraft with gross weights with internal weapons, proving out the | Read More »

    Obama and the Dems’ War on Black Americans: Creating a Proletariat

    By Bob Bennett   It may appear to Black Americans that Barack Obama is in their corner, but it’s a cunning deception. His presidency has had a truly malevolent effect on the Black community—by design. The sole evidence that the White House has any interest whatever in Black America has been an unending stream of rhetoric alleging racism by police against Blacks. Such a campaign | Read More »

    It’s Not The Issues, It’s The Show

    After digesting the “Hillary and the Four Stooges” show Wednesday night, it has become more clear that debates are simply a vehicle for theater. Low-information voters learned that they deserve free college and that Hillary’s e-mails are just another Republican attack story (thanks again, !). I think conservatives saw how Hillary can and will continue to be propped up by her Democrat opponents as well | Read More »

    We cannot win the war in Afghanistan (or any other Islamic nation) because we lack the political will to kill enough of the bad guys

    Conservatives have correctly accused of Obama of being unwilling to utter the words “radical Islamic terrorism.”  If you won’t even identify your enemy, there is no way you can defeat it. However, those conservatives who increasingly call for more boots on the ground are equally as guilty of dishonesty. It is time to state the obvious, to speak the truth: Wars in the middle east, | Read More »

    Rep. Adam Kinzinger: I’m More Conservative Than Donald Trump And House Freedom Caucus

    Illinois Republican congressman Adam Kinzinger has gone and stepped in it again. In an interview this week with the Pontiac Daily Leader while continuing his assault against the House Freedom Caucus, of which you can expect more of on his appearance Sunday on ABC’s This Week, Kinzinger again lied about him being a conservative saying his “conservative credentials” are better than those of Donald Trump of the | Read More »

    Addressing College Debt- Part 6: Dealing with Current Debt

    The previous articles in this series dealt with reforms that should be instituted to reign in college costs going forward.  Unfortunately, despite the proposals of people like , Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, we cannot go into the past and rewrite history.  We must intelligently handle the $1.1 trillion dollar elephant in the room- current student debt.  The Left works under the assumption that the | Read More »

    Rep. Adam Kinzinger: House Freedom Caucus “Not Really Even Conservatives”

    During an interview Thursday with Bloomington/Normal’s 1230 WJBC Illinois Republican congressman Adam Kinzinger continued his attacks on the House Freedom Caucus over the pending retirement of as Speaker, and the dropping out of as his replace, and the new opposition to Kinzinger’s preferred new Speaker of the House .  Kinzinger said that the House Freedom Caucus was “A strain of populist, not even really conservatives, but populist | Read More »

    Yes, the Civil War was about Slavery. Get over it.

    Yes, the Civil War was about Slavery. Get over it.

    Yesterday I wrote a piece about how it’s time for the Georgia legislature to stop honoring slavery, and it seems people have taken it way out of context. The first line of that post was “Is it time to put away the war between the states?  Yes, it is.  It’s way past time.”  But some people can’t put the Civil War away. I’m not sure if | Read More »

    Hillary Clinton’s FBI Problem and the FBI’s Obama Problem

    In the last half of the 60 Minutes interview with the President last Sunday, Steve Kroft raised the subject of Hillary Clinton’s email problem with the President: Steve Kroft: Do you think it posed a national security problem? President Barack Obama: I don’t think it posed a national security problem. I think that it was a mistake that she has acknowledged and– you know, as | Read More »

    Durbin’s “Red Light Sale” for Big Box Retailers

    Sen. Dick Durbin hates free markets but loves crony capitalism.  Durbin has carried water for big box retailers for years and was successful in enacting a measure to force price-controls on interchange fees for credit cards — a measure that helped his friends in retail at the expense of consumers.  Now Durbin is at it again, pushing a measure he argues will cut down on credit card fraud | Read More »

    What If the 2016 Campaigns Had Soundtracks?

    What If the 2016 Campaigns Had Soundtracks?

    Face it, every campaign has a soundtrack. And with just a little over three months remaining before the Iowa Caucuses, it’s time to assign super-duper officially-unofficial campaign songs to all the presidential candidates who just won’t stop believing. Campaign dynamics are constantly shifting, which means there will be plenty of opportunities for changes in this list.  There are still a lot of questions to be | Read More »

    Trump Blames Bush For 9/11 Attacks

    Donald Trump let his crazy mask slip just a bit too much on camera Friday, blaming former Republican President George W. Bush for the attacks of September 11, 2001. Bloomberg Television anchor Stephanie Ruhle asked Trump how Americans could trust him to keep them safe, a key issue with many voters (quotes via Mail Online):   ‘OK, I think I have a bigger heart than | Read More »

    Does anyone believe that this leak wasn’t orchestrated by the White House?

    From The New York Times: Obama’s Comments on Clinton Emails Collide With F.B.I. Inquiry By Matt Apuzzo and Michael S Schmidt | October 16, 2015 WASHINGTON — Federal agents were still cataloging the classified information from Hillary Rodham Clinton’s personal email server last week when President Obama went on television and played down the matter. “I don’t think it posed a national security problem,” Mr. | Read More »

    Simple Suggestions Sound Serious

    What is Occam’s Razor? According to the physicists at the University of California, Riverside Occam’s (or Ockham’s) razor is a principle attributed to the 14th century logician and Franciscan friar William of Ockham.  Ockham was the village in the English county of Surrey where he was born. The principle states that “Entities should not be multiplied unnecessarily.” Many scientists have adopted or reinvented Occam’s Razor, | Read More »

    Jim Cooper Shows His True Colors

    Tennessee Democrat-Socialist Congressman has often called himself a Blue Dog Democrat. He is even a member of the Blue Dog Coalition. That means his voting record should be more moderate than the left-wing extremist who wants to turn the United States into a socialist nation. You know socialism, where the rich are very rich, and everyone else is poor. There is no middle class. Since | Read More »

    Addressing College Debt- Part 5: The Professional Solutions

    This article focuses on the basic goals of higher education- the creation and dissemination of knowledge.  At the center of that mission is the college professor.  The first order of business should be to create incentives that reward the truly good teachers.  In the lower grades, teachers are annually evaluated, sometimes twice a year.  Yet no such system exists with higher education.  Instead, most pay | Read More »

    Hillary’s Enduring Benghazi Problem

    Well, it is nice to have the Democratic presidential debate season over. If there were any doubt, Hillary will be the nominee unless she is indicted (kicking in Plan B – Joe Biden). So, what lies ahead? Hillary’s October 22 appearance before the House Select Committee on Benghazi will offer the best and last opportunity to get the Secretary’s answers surrounding the attack at the | Read More »

    IRS Outsourcing Audits to Liberal Law Firms

    Already neck deep in targeting conservative groups and donors for audits; lying to Congress and covering-up the scandal, Congress has discovered yet another outrage to come from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) — the outsourcing of audits to politically connected liberal law firms. Despite having over 82,000 people on the federal payroll, the IRS, flaunted the law in conducting an audit of computer giant Microsoft. | Read More »

    Stupidity on Display

    Last night I heard someone say on Sirius that they knew they would be voting for a Democrat no matter what.  Doesn’t matter who, they already knew they would not be voting for any Republican. I imagine that if you proposed the most outlandish pairing possible for the general election, say and Martin O’Malley, their answer would be unchanged.  Essentially, they are saying that no | Read More »

    Texans Ready For Results

    In a wide ranging poll of Texas voters, 96 percent of the Republican Party’s most likely voters consider legislation banning “sanctuary cities” to be “very important” to them. They are similarly anxious to see the Texas legislature address real ethics reform, religious liberty, and the creeping power of the federal government. The poll was commissioned by the Empower Texans PAC, of which I’m the treasurer. It | Read More »

    It’s Time for the Georgia Legislature to Stop Honoring Slavery

    It's Time for the Georgia Legislature to Stop Honoring Slavery

    Is it time to put away the war between the states?  Yes, it is.  It’s way past time. The Civil War ended on April 9, 1865, just over 150 years ago.  Americans fighting Americans cost us over 750,000 lives—more than WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and both Iraq Wars combined.  And we’re still fighting the war. The State of Georgia owns an enormous chunk of rock | Read More »

    Myra Adams: Why Obama Says He Could Win a Third Term (Despite His Failed Record)

    For the second time in four months, President Obama has boldly stated that he could win a third presidential term. Thankfully, for the sake of the country he will be prevented from even trying because the 22nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution limits the President of the United States to only two elected four-year terms. The unique political environment surrounding the passage of this Amendment | Read More »

    Wanted: Dead or Alive – What the RLC Vote Really Says About the Liberty Movement

    Wanted: Dead or Alive - What the RLC Vote Really Says About the Liberty Movement

    It turns out the death of the Liberty Movement has been greatly exaggerated. At the first sign of some sputtering from the presidential campaign of “libertarian-ish” , critics and pundits gleefully took to the web to declare the so-called “libertarian moment” over. But those seeking evidence of the continued relevance of America’s youngest and most vibrant political faction may just be looking in all the | Read More »

    Ask Hillary why she wants to hand every person who sneaks in here illegally $10,000?

    One of the most shocking statements to come out of the Democrat debate was Clinton’s willingness to extend Obamacare subsidies to illegals. It boggles the mind, yet Republicans are pretty much giving her a pass on it. Words matter, and the left continues to be very successful at shaping the debate. Republicans have to confront them on it. The idea of giving Obamacare subsidies to | Read More »

    Another commitment President Obama will foul up

    From The New York Times: Obama Orders 300 Troops to Cameroon to Support Fight Against Boko Haram By Helene Cooper | October 14, 2015 WASHINGTON — President Obama on Wednesday said he had ordered 300 troops to Cameroon to work with West African soldiers seeking to counter the Nigerian extremist group Boko Haram. In a letter to Congress, Mr. Obama said that the troops would | Read More »

    Addressing College Debt- Part 4: The Student Solutions

    One of the problems with the cost of education lies in the educational system itself which unfairly places way too much emphasis on a college degree.  This is an unfortunate truth that must be confronted: 40% of this year’s entering freshmen will fail to get a B.A. within six years.  No business would accept a 60% customer satisfaction rating, yet that is the productive reality | Read More »

    Speaking Clearly

    It’s fun to watch Ben Carson confound journalists and political pundits. He speaks quite clearly. The American people aren’t confused by his words at all. Each day more people hear and appreciate his common sense approach that challenges the progressive worldview of the main stream media. A summary of his most recent clear thinking: 1. Faith. It matters, but the media only heard Dr. Carson | Read More »

    Please Report To Your Local Mental Health Center……..

    Do you have an abnormal belief in God, well science can fix that now. are you disturbed by your own anti-immigrant views, science can fix that too.

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    Democratic “Debate”: A Party of Crazy Old People

    “Democrats are bonkers; they treat the deficit like a myth and talk about climate change as if they live on a melting glacier.”

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    Syria and the Constitution

    I am not a foreign policy expert.  I am not an expert on the Constitution either.  However, for Constitutional conservatives I think we should probably be a little more hesitant on any involvement in Syria.  Taking a look through Article I Section 8 we see that Congress has the power: To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offences against the | Read More »

    What If God Had Changed The Democrat Debate?

    Here is a sample of what God would have made the debaters say last night, as a window into their souls, or the Id, whichever was ‘topping’ last night, if He were pulling their strings. Being omnipotent He could have done it, but His schedule being as tight as it is, He just left it to me to communicate a transcript of His thoughts to | Read More »

    Hillary Clinton: Great Candidate Or Beneficiary Of A “Weak Division”

    First off I didn’t watch the CNN debate last night because I was working, you know doing regular American type stuff. When I got off work I went to the McDonald’s down the street from my apartment and on the television screens in the dining room they had a repeat of the debate, or at least I think highlights of it. I still wasn’t interested, | Read More »

    A Layman’s Take on the First Democratic Debate

    I have read both Erick and Kimberly’s posts and I stopped before reading Leon’s so that I would not be influenced. First off, four of the five candidates sounded like quadruplets.  If I did not know better, I would think Martin O’Malley was auditioning for VP.  Everytime he spoke for the first half of the debate, Clinton would turn in his direction and nod her | Read More »

    The Democratic “Debate”

    While the news media is this morning touting the “lively” Democratic debate, I managed to watch about an hour of it before switching channels.  If anything, it shows there is a lack of diversity in views among the five that were on that stage. Chafee: I still contend he is a caricature of that old Red Skelton character, Heathcliff the seagull. His “I just got | Read More »

    Republicans Need a Strong Debater

    Republicans Need a Strong Debater

    In 2012, Mitt Romney was favored to win the election for a brief period of time. In the first debate he had with President Obama, Romney came out strong while the President was sluggish and uninspiring. For a couple of weeks, the President seemed vulnerable. He recovered for the next debates, performed sufficiently well, and easily won the election.

    Addressing College Debt- Part 3- The Bureaucratic Solutions

    This article will focus on the bloated bureaucracy of higher education.  From 1976 to 2015, instructional faculty staff increased 149% nationally.  In that same time period, the non-instructional staff increased a whopping 290%.  Decreasing non-instructional staff is a must.  This can be done one of two ways.  We could and should reward colleges for cutting costs in this area up the point of using the stick | Read More »

    (Debate Open Thread) Why Bother with a Democrat Debate Lovefest. Media Will Declare Clinton the Winner No Matter What.

    CNN is the Clinton News Network. Always has been and always will be until they get her elected as POTUS. So it’s no surprise that Anderson Cooper, the main moderator of tonight’s debate, has already declared that this debate will be about policy and will not pit candidates against each other. He said these are serious candidates so this will be a serious debate. By | Read More »

    Marco Rubio: Sheldon Adelson Puppet

    Marco Rubio: Sheldon Adelson Puppet

    Casino-owning billionaire Sheldon Adelson, who gave 20 million in support of Newt Gingrich in the last presidential election, is getting close to endorsing for president, reports Politico: Rubio and Adelson have grown increasingly close, with the senator phoning the billionaire several times a month to provide in-depth updates on the state of his campaign. The two men also have detailed policy discussions, especially about international | Read More »

    Democrat staffer to gay boyfriend: “die dirty faggy”

    So this is ripped straight from the Modern Liberal Family file: Baltimore City Police arrested an aide to Rep. Sander M. Levin, D-Mich., at around 2:30 a.m. on Oct. 8 for criminal domestic violence charges. Tim Foster, a native of Henderson, Ky., brutally beat his male lover with a small black and red shovel, according to a police report obtained by CQ Roll Call, leaving the | Read More »

    Christopher Columbus’ Objective: FREE Trade Routes

    Yesterday was a federal holiday. By that we mean: Government bureaucrats have the day off – the people who pay them do not. For people addled by Political Correctness (PC) – it was “Indigenous People Day.” For We the Sane – it was Columbus Day. Columbus is of course Christopher Columbus. The Italian man funded by Spaniards who in 1492 established the European New World | Read More »