Everything Obama needs to know he can again learn on Fox News
I see that Dish and Fox News have worked out their differences and now Dish subscribers can watch Fox News again. The White House is relieved because, despite protests to the contrary, the reality is that Big Guy gets all his news from Fox. That’s right, since the Big White is a Dish subscriber, they were pretty much cut off from what was going on | Read More »
Are powerful unions a thing of the past?!
Are unions “dying”? With the path unions are currently heading, they may soon be thing of the past. They’ve moved from their focus from advocating for safe work conditions and fair pay, to political organizations using their network to influence the political realm. Southern New Mexicans who worked the mines decades ago were surprised when the Bayard, New Mexico Freeport McMoRan owned mine “decertified” or | Read More »
We must remember:
The birthday of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be remembered next Monday. Obama’s people did not let Americans forget it in the 2103 inauguration, as they tried to link Obama to the legacy of the Civil Rights movement. Nevertheless, in his Letter from Birmingham Jail, King stated strongly: “I cannot sit idly by in Atlanta and not be concerned about what happens in Birmingham. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
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The Obama solution to alleviating poverty in America is a five-fingered approach: (1) create jobs, (2) increase wages, (3) job training, (4) invest in kids and (5) strengthen families. The conservative solution is (1) job creation, (2) job training, (3) education and (4) decreasing single parenthood. As one can see, there is some overlap here and one would think that some reasonable solutions can be | Read More »
With a Nod to Mikeymike, Ted Cruz is Deh Man
Who is this man? In an attempt to jog your memory, I will begin by saying he was the Jeb Bush of the 1980 election season By early 1979, he was swaggering about the country, vacuuming up the wealthy donor palm-grease like an Oreck-XL. He was the man to beat. He’d been a Secretary of the Treasury. He’d been a Secretary of the Navy…. C’mon, | Read More »
Mexico is Now Issuing Birth Certificates in U.S.
¡Dios bendito! Mexico’s government is not known for its efficiency. But they’ve got their act together if you’re a Mexican citizen in the United States, and need your permiso, or your driver’s license in California. Today (Jan 15), the Mexican government is issuing birth certificates from any consulate in the United States. Not 24 hours after the House of Representatives approved a bill that would | Read More »
I thought you guys might be interested in some recent communication that I had with Speaker Boehner’s office. Prior to the close of the 113th congressional session, I sent the following e-mail to the Speaker’s Office: I can’t believe what I am learning. Relative to Obama’s Illegal Immigrant Executive Orders, you are about to dis-enfranchise the American voter again by ignoring the overwhelming November mandate | Read More »
What Would You Ask the Candidates?
RedState is headed to Iowa next weekend, January 24th for the Freedom Summit. Check out the speaker line-up at iowafreedomsummit.com. We will be live-streaming the event on RedState.com and producing a “Five Questions” series for the site, asking the same five questions of all the speakers willing to chat with us. Submit your questions in the comments section, on our Facebook page or via | Read More »
A Simple Case For Impeachment of Barack Obama
The fundamental duty of the President of the United States is to enforce the law. The executive branch is the only segment of the federal government with the resources and authority to implement and enforce federal laws applicable to individual citizens and businesses (actions in contempt of Congress notwithstanding). When a President intentionally fails to enforce the law, that President has failed at his primary duty and | Read More »
#TBT– that’s Throw Back Thursday in case you don’t know.
“Michelle Obama danced with a turnip and knows how to #tbt. Can her savvy help her kids use social media?” Washington Post To save you the trouble, “#tbt” stands for “hashtag throw back Thursday” – when everybody tweets old pictures of themselves. So okay, she asked for it. Here are just a few #tbt pics from our historic first year, which completely transformed the meaning | Read More »
Rep Justin Amash Wants to Have His Cake and Eat It
Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) 91% has some ‘splaining to do. But first, some background. Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) N/A% showed some backbone on the House floor yesterday, as that body passed a funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security, with amendments attached which would roll back DACA—something that’s long overdue—and remove funding for President Obama’s executive edicts | Read More »
IRS Budget Cuts: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
Budget cuts to the IRS will be impacting citizens more drastically this year. The Taxpayer Advocate, Nina Olsen, painted a bleak picture for filing season and beyond in her annual report to Congress. The Good: — The number of audits will decline. The Bad: — Technology upgrades will be delayed, although the Commissioner, John Koskinen, is “reasonably confident — very confident” that upgrades needed to | Read More »
A few reasons why social promotion is just all-wrong!
Social promotion, the practice of allowing students to progress from one grade to the next without their learning in the classroom and improving test scores, may truly lead to behavioral issues and higher dropout rates. According to one report in Education Week, social promotion began as a response to students who were falling behind. The student’s psychological health and social life is supposed to be | Read More »
The Wall Street Vs. Main Street Garbage
Today, we hear a lot of rhetoric from the Left about Wall Street especially from the newest poster child for these beliefs- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) 16%. This self-described intellectual inspiration behind the Occupy Wall Street “movement” is all over the news and liberal blogosphere with chants encouraging her to run for president in 2016. Being the intellectual inspiration for a movement | Read More »
Forget about letting Turkey into the EU; Turkey must be expelled from NATO
Turkish president Erdogan must have a Jewish ancestor somewhere. Otherwise, how else could one explain Turkey’s over-the-top display of chutzpah in recent days. Europe comes together, in a near spontaneous outpouring of revulsion against the terrorist attack by Islamic radicals in Paris, and what does Erdogan do? 1. He sends his Prime Minister to Paris to march in the demonstration, yet he accuses the “West” | Read More »
Montgomery County MD Officials Conspire With NARAL Against Pregnancy Crisis Centers
I know that this is Breeanne Howe’s bailiwick, but I didn’t think it should wait for her next installment of The Vine. Besides, I think The Vine lifts me up more when it’s about positive pro-life stories, and this one is decidedly sad. Actually it makes me burning, seething, mad. Lifesitenews did some digging into the too-cozy relationship between Montgomery County, Maryland officials and pro-death | Read More »
Rep. Adam Kinzinger: Stopping Executive Amnesty For Dreamers “Wrong Message”
[mc_name name='Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL)' chamber='house' mcid='K000378' ]Wednesday morning the House of Representatives voted to pass a Department of Homeland Security funding bill that contains 2 amendments to curtail President Obama’s unconstitutional executive amnesty orders issued in November and in the summer of 2012. That second amendment, offered by Tennessee congresswoman Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) 83% was opposed | Read More »
From the flurry of news articles about another Romney bid for the Presidency in 2016, with The Wall Street Journal editorial board referring to his bid as “Romney Recycled” and the polar opposite Washington Post also penning a piece, you’d think Romney was through before he even declared himself a candidate. Mitt Romney in campaign mode – (AP) First, let me say, | Read More »
Virginia County to Interrogate Homeschool Teens about Their Religious Beliefs
A school board in Virginia is considering the repeal of a policy that would have forced 14-year-old minors to stand before the school board to be interrogated about their religious beliefs.
The Goochland County policy is aimed at homeschool families that fall under Virginia’s decades-old religious exemption statute, which acknowledges parents’ rights to direct the upbringing and education of their children.
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Joining Forces: Team-Obama, “Team-Plants” and Hollywood
I’m pleased to report that I have arrived safely in Park City where all the Christmas trees are still festooned with zillions of lights and everything is covered with a foot of fresh snow. It’s still really early here so let me be brief: Lady M released a new Joining Forces video with Greg Popovich, coach of the San Antonio Spurs. They both look like | Read More »
Open Thread – Obama-New Tax Proposal
Here we go again. Yup…we are going to get those gas prices up. Just remember…he can’t stop the methane…he can only “tax” it. Finally we are getting a little break from this so-called non-inflation and they have to tax it. My thoughts….if you are so worried about methane…get rid of ethanol. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jan/14/obama-hits-oil-and-gas-industry-demands-massive-re/
Why the Left is Hyperventilating Over Dynamic Scoring
The Left is so used to controlling information that they believe it to be their birthright. For nearly 100 years, they’ve assumed the mantle of impartiality simply to cover their own failed policy aspirations. Now they are all going bat-guano crazy because the Republican majority in Congress wants to make a small dent in the gleaming fact-fogging machine the Left has built, by directing the | Read More »
And the Islamic Apologists Just Keep Coming
Elias Isquith a political writer for Salon and other liberal outlets. He is also a naive jerk of the highest order. Like another Salon/Alternet writer- Amanda Marcotte- he spouts some of the most twisted, almost retarded stuff ever written. His latest piece is titled “Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% and the New McCarthyism: Inside a dangerous response to the atrocity in Paris.” He spends three | Read More »
Apostates Hijack The Messiah’s Arrival To Whitewash Criminal Mayhem
The TransFORM network is a “progressive community formation network.” Right from the get go, anyone with a lick of sense can tell that his outfit isn’t playing with a full theological deck. Any doubting it only need to consider what the organization was proposing for the Christmas and Advent seasons. The email making the suggestion begins, “Advent is a time when sentimentality and spiritualization reigns. | Read More »
The Charlie Hebdo Tipping Point
Introduction – established frameworks of Islam The twin terror attacks in Paris last week sent shock-waves through western capitals. Heads of government, members of parliament and pundits took to the airwaves in order to frame the conversation about the nature of the problem and policy recommendations going forward. As with other acts of violence committed by Muslim terrorists, the media and political narratives generally fell | Read More »
Boko Haram’s Radical Islamic Jihadist Army Barbarically Murders 2,000 More
As the world has watched the horrific terrorist attacks in Paris, France last week, as radical Islamic jihadists murdered over a dozen innocent civilians and struck at the very heart of freedom, another terrorist group carried out what is being called the “second-deadliest terrorist attack in modern history.”
Boko Haram, a radical Islamic jihadist army similar in its barbaric tactics to ISIS, slaughtered an estimated 2,000 innocent human beings last week, literally exterminating an entire city in northern Nigeria.
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The Jewish “Hybrid Race of Shape Shifters” to Blame for Bombing Theory
Over at the Daily Beast is an article entitled “Paris’s Muslim Suburbs Blame Jews for Charlie”. Nice quick article where the author has interviewed several Muslims and gotten some interesting feedback on their thoughts as to why the bombing occurred. Some explanations are what you would expect. The classic “well, he started it” routine whereby if you hadn’t done this, we wouldn’t have done that. But at least a couple | Read More »
Follow the Money: Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
Anyone watching the NFL playoffs has undoubtedly seen the ads for this week’s release of American Sniper, the biopic of decorated Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle. Kyle, who served four tours in Iraq, was an American hero. He saved countless lives and worked with disabled veterans after he was honorably discharged. He made the rounds on cable news and positively influenced just about every single | Read More »
http://www.mlgoodell.webs.com It is a staple of B-Grade movie thrillers that a structure built over an ancient Indian burial ground will inevitably become a portal for an alternate evil universe. No doubt president Obama must be wondering who was buried beneath the White House, or even beneath Michelle’s organic vegetable garden, because it’s like he’s stumbled into an alternate evil universe. Every time he turns around, | Read More »
Last night, I dreamed of a world without Obama’s peas.
Not my favorite way to wrap up a road trip: it’s going to be a snowy trip through the mountain passes today. So I’ll just wrap up my thoughts on this pea thing, that I can’t seem to get off my brain, and leave you all to sort it out. I sure hope it isn’t something I ate. As a member of the humble legume | Read More »
Obama Cares THIS Much About Islamic Terrorism
When the world press took the White House over its knee for President Obama’s absence at Sunday’s anti-terror rally in Paris, the official response might well have been “my dog ate my homework.” The White House cited security concerns and the fact that the rally came together quickly, in about 36 hours. [White House press secretary Josh] Earnest said presidential or vice presidential security for events | Read More »
Why Not Net Neutrality?
With the FCC about to rule on net neutrality next month, we need to look at this very important subject for what it is. The Left, which is largely for it in keeping with their anti-corporate rhetoric, loves to gussy up things in soft, fuzzy, cuddly phrases like “net neutrality” or “fairness doctrines.” That should be a warning sign. Everyone loves equality, neutrality and fairness, | Read More »
Survival of Iowa Straw Poll is Good for Rand Paul
The big political news out of Iowa this week is that the much-ballyhooed Iowa Straw Poll survives. Sometime next August the Republican Presidential candidates that care to know what Iowa’s grass roots think of them will come together with their supporters for bar-b-q, speeches, revelry and of course the eponymous poll. Meanwhile, back in D.C., the Washington Post has been poo-pooing [mc_name name=’Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’P000603′ | Read More »
Rand Paul’s Education Stance Resonates in Iowa
“I recognize the great potential of local schools and parents who are allowed the freedom to manage their own children’s educational needs, according to the community they live in.” “What about local control?” The first is a partial quotation from Rand Paul’s United States Senate website. The second is from an editorial in last Sunday’s Des Moines Register bemoaning the state government’s interference in local control | Read More »
Why Rand Paul?
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) 88% is the rare Presidential candidate that is both the smart choice and the right choice. He’s the smart choice because he can win. He’s the right choice because he really believes in liberty—not just as a talking point—but as someone that has devoted his entire political career to the cause. We’re often reminded to be practical in | Read More »
A woman has a right to choose … unless Connecticut disagrees.
In October 2014, Cassandra saw DCF and the entire Windsor Locks Police Department surrounding her house, pounding on doors and windows. She hid in the closet, but when her mother returned home, the state agents invaded the house and took Cassandra into custody.
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As a Conservative, I Support Ted Cruz for President
In 2008, our GOP kingmakers said that we must nominate an establishment moderate as our candidate for president if we wanted to win the general election. Conservatives then supported Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) 50% in the primary over more conservative choices, only to watch him get clobbered in November. In 2012, the GOP elite trotted out that same lie about moderates and | Read More »
Want to end terrorism? Burn the Constitution!
In just the latest example of how far liberals are willing to go to make the world a “safer” place, we receive word that a former cabinet member of the Jimmy Carter administration wants to eliminate certain forms of free speech. In an appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program, former National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski feels that the United States should reconsider whether satire should | Read More »
As Christianity exits Europe, ‘Criminal Muslims’ fill void with rabid violence
History provides ample evidence of ways in which the local church provides continuity, encouragement and support of family life and societal freedoms. It also reveals what happens when churches close: societal structures erode, crime escalates, and freedoms evaporate. Throughout Europe, tens of thousands of churches have been torn down, sold and repurposed due to an 80-90 percent drop in attendance. Non-attendance is indicative of negative population growth and sub-replacement fertility | Read More »
“Criminal Muslim” Ideology is Freedomphobic, Christianphobic, and Anti-Semitic
Westerners must identify Islamic threats to their existence if not for the only reason that they themselves and their way of life are identified as the primary threat to Sharia. Muslims worldwide identify their problem: Kūffar, the non-believer, those who reject Allah, or are otherwise known as “infidel.” I am Kāfir. I reject Islam as a religion and as anything remotely close to a peaceful | Read More »
“Moderate Muslims” Are Irrelevant to America and the World
Many argue terrorist attacks are committed by extremists. However, as I have repeatedly argued a small minority has always been responsible for implementing violent ideology to overtake the “peaceful” and “moderate” majority. Consider this: of the 1.2 billion Muslims worldwide, national security organizations estimate “radical Muslims” account for 15-25 percent. That equates to approximately 180-300 million “Radical Muslims,” nearly the entire population of the United | Read More »
Jeb vs. Mitt: Nasty, Nice or Brutal?
Photo Credit: National Review This is what I call a potential “back to the future” match-up or what the National Review has called Establishment vs. Establishment. Then over at Forbes, John Zogby had a piece with the headline: Jeb vs. Mitt: Good For The GOP. Perhaps some of you have a slightly different opinion? The Washington Post tackled this clash of country | Read More »
Marita Noon: Wind energy’s bluster peters out
…the Department of Energy (DOE), which seems to indiscriminately throw money at any politically favored green-energy project, was tepid in its support for Cape Wind. DOE’s loan guarantees generally average about 60 percent of the project’s costs, but the $150 million offered to Cape Wind made up a mere 6 percent—and that, only after the project received commitments for about half of its financing. In most cases, the government guarantee comes before the private financing and signals a go-ahead for investors.
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Ceding World Leadership – One Terror Attack at a Time
In October 2008, then candidate Barack Obama promised that if he was elected, he would fundamentally transform America. At least that’s one promise he’s keeping. President Obama’s decision to not attend the Sunday rally in Paris in support of the right of freedom of speech, which reportedly drew close to 3 million people and 40 world leaders, was a conscious one. At first, one might | Read More »
Are These Dots Connected
Well, here’s my second attempt at this. One important thing I have to throw out there is this: blogging on this website has forced me out of my contractual lingo thought and into investigating the “why” of the addressed subject. For me to get to acceptance, I have to understand it. I don’t have to like it but I do have to understand it. Do all | Read More »
Is Future of Republic Grim?
Beyond the spectacle and lunacy of the GOP voting to keep the Speaker’s gavel in Rep. John Boehner’s hands, it is worth taking a moment to reflect on the resignation of Rep. Michael Grimm, only one day prior to the disappointing Speakership result. Mr. Grimm’s resignation was long overdue. He was responsible for the demise of his political career and should pay the full price | Read More »
French PM Didn’t Want Netanyahu in Paris, Declares French Republic Failed If Jews Flee
For all the pageantry displayed in Paris in support of Charlie Hebdo’s free speech, and against the terrorists who slaughter innocents, France remains one of the least hospitable (read: most anti-Semitic) places for Jews in Europe. While the New York Times concerns itself with a possible backlash against Muslims in France, and supporting those who refuse mandatory military service in Israel, it’s clear that Jew | Read More »
Pass the Pea-Brains, Please.
As it turns out, the rumor that Big Guy did not attend France’s unity march in Paris (due to critical NFL Playoffs) was incorrect. Photojournalists at Twitchy provided evidence: H/T Clint Eastwood Seriously, I’m beginning to think that eating too many vegetables isn’t good for us after all. All those peas that we’ve been forced to eat since MO and BO occupied the Big White | Read More »
Sixty-One Journalists Were Killed In 2014 – Many Others Remain In Captivity By Terrorists
Globally, 61 journalists were killed in 2014. The Middle East was the deadliest region, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) in the organization’s year-end report. Almost half of the journalists killed last year died in the Middle East, with Syria being the deadliest country for journalists for the third year in a row. At least 17 journalists were killed in Syria as the | Read More »
From the Charlie Hebdo attack to your local street corner: Multiculturalism as a fount of bloodshed
There has been much commentary about the events in France over the last week. One of the major causes for the motivation behind the home grown terrorists who struck the offices of Charlie Hebdo is the fact that in many places in France, France is something of a foreign country. There are hundreds of “no-go” zones in the country where French police won’t go and | Read More »