Republican Senator Calls for A National Convention – Time to Bust the Gridlock

      Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn (R)  is retiring in a few months but he’s not backing out of politics. He’s going for the brass ring. According to info up at The Hill, he will push to change the Constitution, or at least a part of , to pull back some of the power that’s been heaped on the executive branch of government and return it to | Read More »

    Of Course The Media Misrepresents Phil Robertson’s Views On ISIL

    On Sean Hannity’s TV program on FOX News last night, the host interviewed Phil Robertson on a variety of topics. The issue of ISIL, or the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, was brought up. Here are some of Robertson’s comments: “In this case, you either have to convert them, which I think would be next to impossible. I’m not giving up on them, | Read More »

    On the important matter of Wendy Davis and the Dallas Cowboys

    (Promoting this to the front because mocking Wendy Davis is always a worthwhile effort, and the author gets extra points for the Hank Hill reference…Bill S) The NFL season officially begins on Thursday. Voters head to the polls in 62 days. Pair the two together and you get why Wendy Davis’s (D – Future MNSBC Host) would waffle on what football team she roots for. | Read More »

    At the trough

    “There’s a sucker born every minute”

    A phrase of unknown origin—usually associated with P.T. Barnum, of Barnum & Bailey Circus fame. Barnum would never have called his patrons “suckers”, as he always wanted to give them their money’s worth, as long as he made money doing it. There’s only two levers to pull in making money: take in more, or spend less. Since Barnum’s day, this has not changed.

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    Change the Game

    Please watch this video.  Then, study their site and drink it in.  I am not the market Sonnie Johnson is seeking to reach but her effectiveness is contagious and hopeful.

    a flailing president

    Though I am increasingly convinced that Obama is not the least bit displeased with the state of the world, his policy of withdrawal has proven to be a wholesale disaster by most objective standards, at least by those who love this country, and as midterm elections approach he is flailing wildly to rewrite recent history to project a more favorable image.  It’s nothing short of | Read More »

    Lots of news in Alaska Gov. and Senate races

    In case you missed this yesterday, the governor’s election in Alaska is now a two-man race. Incumbent Gov. Sean Parnell (R) faces re-election this fall. He was leading Byron Mallott (D) and Bill Walker (I) 37-22-20 in the latest RCP poll. All that is out the window now. The Democrats schemed with “Independent” Walker to have Mallott run as Walker’s Lt Gov instead. Meanwhile there | Read More »

    What’s good for the goose…

    The leftist notion that no previous president was subjected to the vitriol and disrespect aimed at Obama is both naive and badly belied by history — some of it very recent.

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    To The Families Of James Foley And Steven Sotloff, I’m Sorry

    James Foley I wish to convey my most heart-felt sympathies to the families of American journalist James Foley and Steven Sotloff, both of whom have been murdered at the hands of a genocidal Islamic barbarian horde known as ISIS. To James’ and Steve’s parents, children, spouses, friends and extended family I want to say I’m sorry. I’m sorry that even after | Read More »

    Ken and Angela Paxton: A Family for Educational Choice

    In Texas, Ken Paxton is running for attorney general with the slogan “Proven Conservative Courage.” More than a politician, though, Paxton understands that Texas is a keystone for freedom in the United States, and that the 10th Amendment is a fundamental part of that freedom. Last month, he spoke at the Red State Gathering (you can watch the full speech here), and spoke frankly about | Read More »

    President Obama Says “We Don’t Have a Strategy” on ISIS, Except He Does

    “We don’t have a strategy yet” to deal with ISIS jihadists.

    That’s what President Obama announced to the world, including the terrorist army inflicting genocide on Christians in Iraq and Syria.

    But the reality is President Obama does have a strategy. He’s had one from the day he took office. Apologize for America, appease the radical Muslim world, and ignore the threat posed by jihad.

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    What would America fight for?

    In early May, The Economist ran this cover story, “What would America fight for? – A nagging doubt is eating away at the world order — and the superpower is largely ignoring it.”  The opening sentence quotes the President as saying, “WHY is is that everybody is so eager to use military force?”  The article the refers to the Pew poll stating that 52% of Americans | Read More »

    West Virginia Democrats Can’t Sue Their Way to Victory

    Leaders of West Virginia’s Democrat Party have decided if you can’t beat them, sue to remove them from the ballot. But that won’t be as easy as they thought.

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    The “Consider This Podcast”: Hamas v Israel, and Gays in America

    From episode 84 of the Consider This Podcast; conservative commentary in 10 minutes or less. The state of the conflict between Hamas and Israel was well-described over half a century ago, and it still rings true. Rather than being simplistic descriptions of what might be a complex problem, I think that it’s tough to deny the truth of those sayings. It’s worth considering. The US now | Read More »

    A Hobbit’s brush with Death

    “Well, what can I tell you? Life in the wide world goes on much as it has this past Age, full of its own comings and goings, scarcely aware of the existence of Hobbits, for which I am very thankful.”
    Gandalf only said this in the movie version of Lord of the Rings, which for the purist like me, means he never said it at all. But the quote applies to me in the last five days as much as any Hobbit in the Shire. In my brush with Death, I found myself totally disconnected from the news cycle, not writing or reading anything. And the world went on, scarcely aware of my absence. And I am thankful of that.

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    Contradictory Choices in the Middle East [Part I]

    Introduction and Historical Retrospective   Western policymakers and media talking-heads like to believe that the answer to the wider Middle East’s problems lies in a single, coherent regional strategy. In other words, a sufficient balance of military force and support for the proper state players will yield lasting calm and neutralize emerging ideological threats. Not only does this view starkly contrast with the approach taken | Read More »

    VIDEO: When Bureaucrats Determine Their Own Limits – There Are No Limits

    As the great P.J. O’Rourke said: “Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.” We have to give the Feds some – the Constitution requires it. But in 1984 the Supreme Court threw wide open the doors to every liquor store and vehicle in the nation. Chevron U.S.A., Inc. v. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. was a | Read More »

    Who is Abigail Disney and Why Is She So Stupid?

    As the last name suggests, Abigail Disney is the granddaughter of Roy Disney who, along with his more famous brother, Walt, formed Disney Studios.  In her own right, Abigail is a documentary film maker who focuses her movies on social themes, particularly the plight of women in foreign countries.  She sits on the board of directors of several women’s rights groups including the White House | Read More »

    Are You Ready For Some Terrorism?

    Threatening ISIS tweet of Chicago landmark and White House As the 13th anniversary of September 11th approaches, nearly every news cycle has alarming reports warning Americans that a domestic terrorist attack is on the horizon. But unlike the surprise attacks of September 11, 2001, or the April, 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, it appears that the next round of terrorist attacks is | Read More »

    Lipinski Votes No to Protect the Borders and Support Our Border Troops

    On the week of 8/1/14, Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) released the following statement after voting AGAINST The Emergency Border Security Supplemental Appropriations Act.  This Appropriations Act allocated $694-Million for increasing the security of the US-Mexico Border.  Lipinski’s statement was as follows: “Following approval of the House Republicans’ border bill tonight, they approved a related piece of legislation, H.R. 5272, designed to keep the President from | Read More »

    Agen Texas Poker Dan Domino Online Indonesia Terpercaya

    Pokerstar88.COM AGEN TEXAS POKER ONLINE INDONESIA TERPERCAYA ! Where to play poker? Most of the time, new users struggle finding a good poker site because there are so many online. The above top list will help you pick from the most secure and more trusted poker sites available on the internet. All of the above poker sites offer Texas Hold’em games as well as Omaha Poker. Most | Read More »

    Thank You from Richard DeNapoli

    Dear Friends, We came up short on election day but ran the best campaign we could. Thanks to everyone who has helped me along the way during the campaign – whether you’ve donated, volunteered, sent prayers my way, or helped in any way whatsoever, I really appreciate it from the bottom of my heart. I know that we all worked the hardest we could and | Read More »

    Labor Day OPEN THREAD- Obama’s Problems on ISIS Crisis: Analysis Paralysis, Decidophobia and Pivot Bigot

    Maybe Lucy is right about Obama at the 1:33 mark, maybe he as Pantiphobia: The Fear of Everything! Clearly everyone was anxiously awaiting to hear what the president’s plan to defeat ISIS was in his presser on Thursday. What we didn’t expect to hear were his now-famous six words that were heard around the world in less than 60 seconds: “We don’t have a strategy | Read More »

    Marita Noon: Mr. President, what about a campaign-style push to talk up America?

    Mr. President, could you just try to use the bully pulpit to talk up America? This really is a great place. We have more developed natural resources than any other country. Could we please expand them, promote them, and sell them? Like Perry’s plan, “a campaign-style push” in countries like Germany might just work—and save American jobs and reduce the trade deficit in the process.

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    AS THE WORLD BURNS Episode 3

    Used with Permission   While Obama fundraised this Labor Day weekend after announcing to the world, “We don’t have a strategy…” the Prime Minister of Great Britain–the US equivalent to a President–announced a multi-decade and generational war strategy against Islamic terrorism. The President promptly responded to being upstaged by Prime Minister Cameron by taking a break from holiday fundraising trips to attend the wedding | Read More »

    Time To Rethink Our Policy Towards Cuba

    Sitting a mere 90 miles off the southern tip of the United States, Cuba is perhaps the one area for foreign policy many politicians ignore unless you are from Florida.  This writer is of the opinion that greater exposure to American products would enhance the United States in international affairs.  A 50 year history of trade embargoes against Cuba have done little to change that | Read More »

    Constituents To Rep. Adam Kinzinger(RINO-IL): #NoAmnesty And #SecureTheBorder

    Rep. Adam Kinzinger(R-IL) Residents of Illinois’ 16th congressional district have a message for Republican congressman Adam Kinzinger, stop supporting amnesty and work to secure the border. That was the overwhelming thought behind Saturday’s immigration town hall meeting at the Ottawa American Legion hall. Before the start of the August recess Kinzinger was one of eleven GOP lawmakers to vote against a | Read More »

    Death to “Slaves of the Cross” Funded by American Taxpayers, Courtesy of the Obama Administration

    Four years after the Arab Spring, taxpaying Americans continue to fund ethnic and religious cleansing throughout the Middle East, thanks to President Obama’s subversive strategy to spread Islam. The Eastern Mediterranean region, known as the Levant, was the birthplace of Christianity. Initially, Christ followers called themselves “The Way” (in Arabic “Ahl-Al-Deen”) before they were known as Christians (John 14; Acts 9, 14, 24). Alexandria, Antioch, | Read More »

    Liberals Want to Export Ideology

    When discussing free trade, it becomes obvious how a liberal mind sometimes works- weird.  One needs to look at their reasons against expanding free trade.  On their side, they have many think tanks and they come armed with statistics which infer a series of negative outcomes for the United States.  Of course, we on the right have our think tanks and statistics that prove the | Read More »

    Is there any reason why Boehner should not allow the House to debate a bill giving Obama authority for military action against ISIS?

    I’ve tried to live my life by adhering to a few simple rules:  to love God, always tell the truth, be polite to women. These last few years, I’ve added one more: Anything that Nancy Pelosi is for, I’m against. You really can’t go wrong following that maxim.  However, this might just qualify under the “even the broken clock is correct twice a day” exception: | Read More »

    ISIS Gains while DoD diddles

    The A-10 Warthog is the solution to ISIS, but the Air Force won’t support it.

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    Conservative Senate Candidates Outperformed Expectations In 2014

    The media has constantly proclaimed that “The Tea Party is dead” due to the fact that no clear cut constitutional conservative won a Republican Senate primary this year. While this is true, it doesn’t mean the Tea Party is dead. It just means the Tea Party was outspent. Polling indicates that on a per-dollar basis, constitutional conservatives running for the Senate fared far better than | Read More »

    Call to KY Conservatives, Libertarians & Tea Partyers (CLT group)

    KY – you have a golden opportunity to change the future of this country!  I see that KY senate race is getting closer every day —this is the opportunity that every Conservative, Libertarian or Tea Partyer wish he or she had! Do Not vote for Head of the Republican Liberal movement – McConnell!  Let us start a new future for this country.  This will send | Read More »

    United States Jacks Up Exit Fee For Those Renouncing Citizenship

    Just like the recent rise of business inversions — moving business HQ abroad — the United States has seen an uptick (up 221%) in Americans renouncing their citizenship. The elephant in the room in both these cases is taxes: both high taxes and burdensome tax compliance in foreign jurisdictions. Instead of facing the problems directly, the Obama Administration has resorted to punitive measures. The shame | Read More »

    The Status Quo is Hardly Ideal

    Portland Press Herald/Washington Post (August 27, 2014) Reports: “The annual national deficit is now a “projected $506 billion in the fiscal year that ends in September, congressional budget analysts said Wednesday.  The overall national debt has continued to swell, with the portion held by outside investors growing to 74 percent of the economy – the biggest debt burden since 1950.  CBO has also lowered its 10-year deficit forecast, predicting | Read More »

    A Lesson from Ralphie for Obama

    Justifiably, President Obama is being heavily criticized for lacking a strategy to deal with the menacing reality represented by ISIL. Certainly, a thorough and well thought out strategy is needed to address this overwhelmingly daunting and extremely complex challenge. However, the sorely needed first step in this process is a very simple one that most learn in grade school – i.e. The only way to effectively cope with a bully is to confront him head on.

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    Why Worry When You Can Pray

    I am often asked, “How can you stay focused so intently upon the situations and circumstances surrounding America’s current condition of managed decline without succumbing to the mind-chilling depression it warrants?” How can I watch with the contextual awareness of an Historian the seemingly unstoppable advance of the progressives in their quest to re-build America in their own image without falling victim to the lure | Read More »

    Ron Paul – Rhetoric sure doesn’t match action

    When I saw this  a few days ago, I was not shocked in the least.  There is no doubt in my mind that the candidate would have knowingly approved if not actually have been involved. This is why just about everything about Ron Paul sure seems fraudulent to me.  First, my profession, Industrial plant dismantling, demolition and sales of surplus plant equipment since the | Read More »

    Rep. Cheri Bustos(D-IL) Attacks GOP Opponent For Supporting Same Visa Program She Does

    Illinois Democrat congresswoman Cheri Bustos has been having a rough time of it lately. As Leon Wolf points out at RedState Bustos has been caught reneging on a promise to give up 10 percent of her congressional pay. And now her campaign has plenty of egg on its face after they launched an attack on her opponent former congressman Bobby Schilling over his support of | Read More »

    A Race Story not About Ferguson

    This week there was a video posted to live leak showing a man arrested across the street from a Hot Spot gas station for not cooperating with police. I’ve been past that gas station. It’s at the border between the nice part of town and the not so nice part. If the guy goes straight, instead of being pulled over, there’s a nice homey antique | Read More »

    The Equal Protection Clause Versus What SCOTUS Says It Means

    I’m pleased to say that I have an article forthcoming in the Southern University Law Review.   The article is titled “The Substantive Role of Congress Under the Equal Protection Clause,” and it is already online at this link to SSRN.   Here is the abstract: The authors of the Fourteenth Amendment deliberately wrote that no state can deny the equal protection “of the laws” rather | Read More »

    Will @GovernorPerry #RememberMississippi and Stand with us? #mssen

    Talk about snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. That’s exactly what Rick Perry did with his partnerships with Henry Barbour and Steve Schmidt. Rick Perry’s stance on illegal immigration against the Obama Administration in my mind, completely redeemed him from his flailing campaign in 2012 with those infamous words, “I don’t think you have a heart” line in defending signing a 2001 Texas law granting in-state tuition rates | Read More »

    The “Consider This Podcast”: “Name That Quote”, and Modifying Climate Reality Instead Of Models

    From episode 83 of the Consider This Podcast; conservative commentary in 10 minutes or less. It’s that time once again where I read a quote and you try to figure out who said it. This time out, it’s from a document, so there’s not so much a “who” said it as it is what document it’s from. It’s an important document, so I’ll give you that | Read More »

    Tennant Shows Democrat Party Has Lost the Support of WV

    For West Virginia Secretary of State and U.S. Senate candidate Natalie Tennant, you couldn’t ask for a worse week.

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    Read my lips: We don’t have a strategy yet….

    **Promoted from the diaries. – Aaron** There are misspeaks…there are gaffes..there are cases of political foot-in-mouth disease, and then there are monumentally self-destructive comments like Obama uttered yesterday: “We don’t have a strategy yet….” for dealing with ISIS The WH scrambled to try and dismiss this as just a verbal gaffe…Obama paying an “aw shucks” homage to  Harry Reid. Maybe they should invoke Joe Biden instead, | Read More »

    Proud to Be “Anti-Choice”

    The pro-choice crowd has adopted the phrase “anti-choice” to refer to us people formerly known (to them) as pro-life.  In essence, these fine folks are defining the issue as they see it, but their choice and use of words is telling.  By denying the label “pro-life,” they show their true colors- their total ignorance of innocent human life.  To them, this has nothing whatsoever to | Read More »

    Common Core Takes Revenge on Oklahoma

    Today, Oklahoma had the No Child Left Behind waiver revoked because our governor grew a pair and signed legislation to dump common core, in no small part due to the strong voices of the public. As well, she’s up for reelection in November and I’m sure that played a part in her decision. Now, thanks to the revenge takers, nearly every public school is on | Read More »

    Crist vs. Scott Cannot Be a One-Issue Election

    I posted a link to Rick Wilson’s awesome Ricochet article “The Risk of Crist” on my Facebook page yesterday, and boy did that stir up some drama! My intention was to keep some of my friends from becoming one-issue voters. As a retired cop who is married to a cop, many of my friends are cops. And overall, law enforcement officers in Florida aren’t too keen | Read More »

    President Obama’s “Peace For Our Time” Moment

    For those who have studied the history of the 20th Century, 2014 is feeling a lot like 1938, when Neville Chamberlain returned to London from Munich waving a treaty he signed with Hitler ceding Czechoslovakia to Germany, and declared “Peace for Our Time”.  That was 13 years after the publication of Hitler’s plan for Europe in Mein Kampf, two weeks before the Kristillnacht rampage against Jewish synagogues | Read More »

    A Millennials Take on Marriage

    The debate over same-sex “marriage” was thrust onto the national in 2008 when California voted to affirm their DOMA law into their Constitution. Until 2013, people who supported the male/female definition seemed to have little to worry about because well, the only way to really get rid of an amendment is to re-amend the constitution via the democratic process; such is the beauty of our Republic. Now | Read More »