In real life I'm a Linux and Windows system administrator, write for Heartland Institute, and talk a lot about voting. I'm also a Precinct Committeeman in Central Illinois and a 2012 Republican National Convention delegate.


    Why The Obama-Clinton Terrorism Rhetoric Fails

    It seems a day does not go by without President Obama or Hillary Clinton making some facially absurd argument about Islamic terrorism. They assign themselves a fool’s errand: convince the world that radical Islamic terrorism has nothing to do with Islam. They hope, by their rhetoric, to drive a wedge between the radicals and the rest of the Islamic world. President Obama has gone so | Read More »

    Hillary Clinton Compliments Supporter Who Wants To Kill Carly Fiorina

    Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton responded to a comment about strangling rival Carly Fiorina by complimenting the questioner on his size and toughness. Apparently this man is upset that Fiorina had to trim payrolls to keep HP solvent during her time as CEO there. Clinton’s response to the disgruntled worker shows that she would be just as happy to have her rivals strangled into the silence | Read More »

    How Not To Let The Leftist Media Pick Our Nominee

    Democrat media have stepped up their attacks on Republican presidential candidates, to help elect Hillary Clinton and to drive traffic to their web sites, but mostly to drive traffic to their web sites. Conservatives and Republicans should not give the media cover by joining in these attacks on one another. Sadly, many Republicans are acting like people being chased by a bear, hoping to be the | 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 »

    Planned Parenthood Dehumanizes Its Victims To Abuse Them

    The  modern abortion movement denies the humanity of its little victims.  When a group is seen as sub-human, killing them becomes acceptable, and using their bodies for any purpose at all seems to their oppressors just fine. Slavery One of the driving forces of the American abolitionist movement was the sexual abuse of black female slaves by their white masters. Abolitionists argued that if the slaves | Read More »

    Trumponomics Are Bad. Attacking His Fans Is Worse

    Trumponomics Are Bad. Attacking His Fans Is Worse

    Conservatives longing for the antiobama have for a moment seized on Donald Trump. Trump has promised to intervene in the economy in ways not even Barack Obama has tried. Trumponomics is bad, but attacking the people who don’t understand why it’s bad will send voters running along with him when he inevitably drops out of the Republican primary to run as an independent.

    What Small Business Helps Pay For Its Employees’ Obamacare? Congress.

    The IRS is fining small businesses that help pay their employees’ health insurance premiums under Obamacare (the “Affordable” “Care” Act). That’s bad enough, but Congress has given itself the ability to do this, contrary to law and good sense. The NFIB reports: Under the rule, which appears nowhere in the Affordable Care Act, employers who do not offer a group health plan, but give their | Read More »

    Congress Should Reject Trade Fast Track Authority

    We free traders have seen international trade as a debacle for decades. We really, really want to end the senseless protectionism and endless complication of international trade. Giving the President Fast Track Authority is too high a price to pay to end it. House Leadership will try again Tuesday to pass the trade package. WH says Pres Obama to confer today with @SpeakerBoehner about getting | Read More »

    Republicans Should Not Fix The Obamacare Web Of Failure

    As the Obamacare train wreck slowly grinds to a halt, the Democrat Media Complex is asking what Republicans will do about it. Republicans should do nothing about it except repeal the rolling disaster before it does any more damage. In the pending Supreme Court decision in King v Burwell, the Justices will decide later this month whether the IRS must follow the letter of the law | Read More »

    Journalists Are Not Special, Even In Ferguson

    Journalists Are Not Special, Even In Ferguson

    While we decry the heavy-handed tactics of the police amid the shocking riots in Ferguson, Missouri, let us not pass over the other antagonists in the drama, the media. It’s unusual for me to disagree with Hot Air’s Mary Katherine Hamm, who says that national reporters are valuable test subjects for Constitutional rights.  Allowing reporters to continue in the illusion that they are something special | Read More »