A Primer on Seventh-day Adventists

    As Dr. Ben Carson’s presidential campaign strengthens, the inevitable increased scrutiny has begun.  Already, his religion is the subject of direct and indirect criticism, even if Donald Trump’s actual statement was “I just don’t know much about it.”  So for anyone interested, here is a summary of the Seventh-day Adventist faith and some of its more notable adherents.  (Full disclosure:  I am a fifth generation | Read More »

    My Parents Are Terrorists!

    Apparently, according to President Obama, my parents must be terrorists. First, I digress.  One of my earliest childhood memories is hearing my parents talking one day about my grandparents coming to visit us for a meal, as they lived not too far away.  My distinct recollection is my father saying to my mother, “My folks are coming for dinner.”  That was the first time I | Read More »

    Cain’s RedState Gathering Epilogue

    The first and only time I met Herman Cain was in Austin, Texas, at my first RedState Gathering.  The time was October, 2010.  Frankly, I had not really heard of the guy until the conference.  But when he spoke, I was (politically speaking) “swept off my feet.”  So much so that I penned a RedState blog entitled “I Just Met the Next President of the | Read More »


    Flash: Huckabee??

    Please forgive the brevity of this post.  It’s intended as more of a news item than a posting of analysis. According to my sources, former Arkansas governer Mike Huckabee is seriously considering venturing back into the GOP 2012 presidential race.  If he decides to do so, he’ll likely announce within the week. ANALYSIS As RedState’s likely staunchest Huckabee supporter in 2008, I have mixed feelings | Read More »

    Texas Six-Man Football Update

    In Texas high school six-man football from last night’s season opening games, we have the following score: Paint Creek 50, Novice 33. Hmmmm, this score is rich with potential symbolism.  I know who is from Paint Creek.  The question is…who is from Novice?

    Debt Ceiling Media Hysteria Casualty: Medicare Admits ObamaCare Won’t Lower Costs

    Lost in the forest of today’s media theatrics is this little story:  “Reform law won’t bend cost curve, CMS accountants say” from Modern HealthCare magazine. “‘The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will not bend the cost curve’ of national healthcare spending over the coming decade, according to the latest projections by the CMS’ accountants….. “‘Many people would argue, and I’m one of them, that | Read More »

    Does Prince Ryan’s Medicare Plan Have No Clothes?

    Let me be clear…I’m a big fan of Congressman Paul Ryan. However, I strive for philosophical and intellectual consistency, and I’m having a hard time with all of the conservative applause for Ryan’s Medicare reform ideas.  I’m no longer a supporter of Newt Gingrich, but his recent description of Ryan’s plan as “right-wing social engineering” appears to me to be more accurate than we conservatives | Read More »

    Rising Cain?

    The most recent Zogby poll of likely GOP primary voters shows Herman Cain has rocketed from relative obscurity to the most preferred candidate (19%), ahead of Chris Christie (16%), and Mitt Romney (11 percent). In addition, Gallup is now reporting that Cain’s positive intensity is stronger than other GOP candidates and prospects. It is not surprising that the mainstream media haven’t picked up | Read More »

    At RedState Gathering, I Just Met the Next U.S. President

    It’s been awhile since my last blog entry.  It’s not that I haven’t had things to say.  It’s just that I’ve been busy running my small business during tough economic times.  Nonetheless, I’ve been actively reading the site and keeping abreast of the issues.Several months ago I made the decision to attend my first RedState Gathering…and I’m writing this blog from the event.   I can | Read More »

    Dem House Candidate Wins Primary on “Impeach Obama” Platform

    Texas Congressman Pete Olson (R-TX-22) may not have to worry much about his upcoming re-election, but his opponent sure knows how to get attention. Kesha Rogers called for the impeachment of President Barack Obama as the centerpiece of her campaign for Congress, and on Tuesday she won the nomination of her party.   The Democratic Party. Rogers has “denounced warnings of global warming as imperialist | Read More »