The Watercooler ~ Is Ohio Governor John Kasich Preparing for a 2016 Presidental Run?
With Chris Christie being pummeled in the New Jersey scandal, thus potentially permanently damaging his chances at a 2016 White House run, the picture remains murky regarding potential GOP candidates who are considering the race. But according to The National Journal, insiders close to Ohio Governor John Kasich say he is seriously considering a run: But there’s one candidate who isn’t generating much buzz and | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ Do I Hear a Tea Kettle Whistle Spewing?
We’re now entering into the Tea Party’s fifth year since its spontaneous emergence in 2009. Some continue to ignore us, others mockingly dismiss us, misrepresent us and belittle us. Myself, I see another Tea Party wipe-out coming in the next election. And this time, the rage is thoroughly at both parties. In fact, most of us are even more outraged at the Republican establishment than | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ America’s Judicial Hellholes
Returning from a short sabbatical brought on by — among other things — growing weary of too many negative reports on the state of my state, California, I stumbled upon an interesting report from the American Tort Reform Association that ranks the six most egregious judicial hellholes in the U.S. each year. Unfortunately, but not surprisingly, California ranks at the top of the list for | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ Look Me In The Eye
When I first came to RedState a few years ago, I frequently wrote about the internal struggle I fought with respect to living out my faith in the political public square. I was politically ignorant and naive in many ways and came here to learn and contribute, somehow, someway, to helping our crumbling, deteriorating nation be restored to her former glory. Now, nearly three years | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ Is There A Proper Way to Govern and Educate?
The following article, a publication of Hillsdale College, is taken from a speech given by Dr. Larry Arnn in October of 2013. Dr. Arnn is president of Hillsdale College. The speech brings such clarity to the proper way to govern and educate that I copied it in its entirety. There is a proper way to educate and there is a proper way to govern, and | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ O Come, O Come Emmanuel [UPDATED NEW SONG]
While getting excited in anticipation of the celebration of our precious Savior’s birth, I found some titillating music to share from the Annie Moses Band. Enjoy. By the way, the Annie Moses Band is a Christian family of musicians. The father plays the piano and writes and arranges their music. Be encouraged RedStaters and know that God is still in control. And don’t forget to | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ Big Gov, Puny Church
So. By now, it should be getting clearer and clearer just who will suffer more when the “church” is kept out of government. (And by church, I am not referring to buildings, denominations or institutions…but to individuals who make up the church.) Who would you rather be in authority over governmental institutions — with the coercive power to force/punish behavior they find disagreeable? A God-fearing | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ Article V Convention of States: An Update and Overview
From time to time, I will report on the ongoing process we have all heard about — calling an Article V Convention of the States to propose amendments to the Constitution. For an excellent review of events leading to the present, this piece by Ralph Benko at Forbes is well worth the read including the informative links. The Constitution provides two avenues to amend the | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ All of Our Righteousness is as FILTHY Rags…Including Paul Ryan’s
Okay, Bill S. This diary’s for you. And me. And everyone else at RedState who would echo the words you spoke — in despair — yesterday: I see very little promise for the future. Even the best of them wind up turning on us. To hell with them all. Not that I look to the mods to hang tight, never want to give up, or | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ Time For Friday Satire: Our President
While mulling over writing a diary about how it is becoming more and more apparent just how…dumb???…our president really is, Erick publishes a diary titled, “Is The President Smoking Weed Again?” calling Obama out for his “ignorance” regarding the causes of poverty and inequality: The media has gone gaga over his speech, but here too the President has shown a deep ignorance. In the meantime, | Read More »