A Tale of Two Michigan Campaigns

    It is looking less and less likely that the GOP will capture the open Senate seat in Michigan.  The polls are favoring the Democrat, , in this bluish purple state.  Despite the recent voting history for President and Senate, it does not have to be this way.  While the campaign of Terri Land is circling the drain, the GOP candidate for Governor, Rick Snyder, has | Read More »

    The Gay Agenda Rewrite of History

    “The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.” ― George Orwell   You remember the movie, “Glory” about a black regiment from Massachusetts during the civil war.  Right after that movie came out, Saturday Night Live did a skit on the imaginary first gay regiment.  Of course there was not a gay regiment during the civil | Read More »

    Terri Lynn Land (R-cand, Sen, MI) punches like a wimp

    When Carl Levin, a long-time Democratic Senator from Michigan, announced his retirement the leading GOP candidate was Terri Lynn Land and the Democratic candidate was Gary Peters.  In February the conservative PAC, Americans for Prosperity, launched an ad attacking Peters for his vote for Obamacare.  It told the story of Julie Boonstra, a patient battling cancer who was forced by Obamacare to leave the doctor | Read More »

    Voter ID and the Myth of the 2 Million Disenfranchised Non-Voters

    An argument making the rounds against voter ID laws is that they disenfranchise voters. In other words, they create a barrier for people who want to vote. The argument goes that a lot of people would vote if only they did not have to show photo ID. What is the biggest evidence for this? It is a survey of voters and non-voters in the 2008 | Read More »

    Doctors are overstepping their roles on guns

    On Monday we took my six-year-old son to the hospital to have surgery on his heels. He was born with severe club feet. In addition he has autism and attention deficit disorder. We adopted him from China when we was about two years old. He has undergone medical treatments of his club feet that mostly repaired them but he needed this additional surgery to get | Read More »

    Sampling Problems in the Columbus Dispatch OH Poll

    The Columbus Dispatch just came out with a new poll in OH on the presidential race showing Obama leading Romney by 50% to 48%. Being the number geek I am, I decided to check through the crosstabs to get a better understanding of what was happening. I came across something very interesting where they reported on how the vote has shifted since 2008. They show | Read More »

    Kerry Bentivolio (R-Cand MI-11) is a Ronulon

    After McCotter (R-MI11) made a serious mess of the this congressional district race, I was initially pleasantly surprised to find RedState endorsing his little known opponent in the primary. I was surprised that someone had already been challenging even before the whole mess with invalid petition signatures. While McCotter hasn’t been perfect, he has been fairly popular in the district. He has a decently conservative | Read More »

    Lutheran (LCMS) President testimony on contraception rule

    I belong to the LCMS (Lutheran Church Mission Synod).  My Synod President certainly speaks for me in the following clip, not because I blindly follow him but because we are of the same heart and mind on this issue.  This video is well worth your time even if you are neither Lutheran nor LCMS. and here is a link to the transcript:

    Lessons from Gettysburg on the SS tax cut fight

    In war, generals must consider and balance two important aspects: territory and strategy.  Neither of these two is necessarily more important than the other.  You cannot say strategy must always take a back seat to territory or vice versa.  There are equivalent aspects in political war.  The political equivalent to territory is ideals and the equivalent to strategy is, well, strategy.  In war we recognize | Read More »

    A GOP Failsafe Position

    With the Boehner bill stalling in the House, Reid is pushing his bill through the Senate.  The trillion dollar question for the week is, “are there enough Republican squishes in the House to get the Reid bill approved?”  They only need 24 votes.  Are there that many GOP members worried enough about a financial meltdown that they might bolt?  We can argue ourselves whether such | Read More »