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    Barack Obama’s “Mission Accomplished”

    Maybe it was getting Osama Bin Laden. The night President Obama addressed the nation to tell us Bin Laden was dead, he overwhelmed us with “me” and “I”, as if the SEAL team was an afterthought and President Obama himself had pulled the trigger. Subsequently, the President repeatedly declared that Al Qaeda was decimated or on the run. And ever since, Islamic radical threats have | Read More »

    Wild Wings Cafe (@WildWingsCafe) Fires Student Worker After She Declares “All Lives Matter”

    Emily Faz, a student at Georgia Southern University, finally had enough of the “Black Lives Matter” nonsense circulating on college campuses. She took to her personal Facebook profile to declare that “all lives matter” and that nonsense better not start on Georgia Southern’s campus or she’d let them have it. She called it “B.S.” Naturally, college activists with no real jobs made sure she lost | Read More »

    Kentucky Newspaper Cartoonist Joel Pett Thinks Governor-elect Matt Bevin’s Children Look Like Terrorists

    I’m sure members of the Circle of Jerks will look on this and give it a complete pass. They will not see the media bias. But even Democrats in Kentucky are expressing outrage at the Lexington Herald-Leader’s decision to run an editorial cartoon comparing Matt Bevin’s children to terrorists. The cartoonist, Joel Pett, was reacting to Matt Bevin’s call to curtail the influx of Syrian | Read More »

    The American Left Hates Americans More Than They Hate ISIS

    There are a number of compelling arguments to continue to allow Syrian refugees into the United States. A number of prominent evangelical leaders are making those arguments. But the American left is not. Though they favor bringing Syrian refugees into the country, they have decided that Americans are just a bunch of racists who cannot bear debate. The President of the United States has taken | Read More »

    Bobby Jindal Goes Home

    A couple of years ago I was out in California for a meeting and ran into Bobby Jindal and his wife. They were in the same hotel. I’ve know the Governor of Louisiana for a number of years. I’m a native of Louisiana. We caught up on life and I mentioned I had not been home in quite a while to see my parents. We | Read More »

    The Refugee Rejections Are Ultimately a Failure of Leadership

    To gain entry into the United States as a refugee, a person must wait it out in a refugee camp abroad for a minimum of six months and upwards of two years. The person or family is screened for health, connections, investigated, etc. Or at least that is how it is supposed to be. But under the Obama Administration we have seen government fail across | Read More »

    Pro-Life Leaders in Washington May Be the Stupidest People in America

    Hey! Guess what?? Republican Leaders in the Senate are going to ditch language on Planned Parenthood from reconciliation. Note that some pro-lifers are saying the provision is still there. True, but it cannot be stripped until it gets to the floor. If it gets there it will be stripped, but it may not even get there. So pro-life groups in DC blew up a bunch | Read More »

    “My Christianity is Better Than Your Christianity”

    Imagine a scenario where a Christian watches arsonists burn down a neighbor’s home, then demands that you house the neighbor as their house is in smoldering rubble. That is basically why we have a Syrian refugee crisis. A group of Christians and secularists demanded we do nothing while ISIS sacked, raped, and pillages across the Middle East, displacing millions of Syrians. Now, we are supposed | Read More »

    Adam Laxalt Takes on Obama. Sandoval Objects.

    Adam Laxalt is challenging the federal government. This time it is related to federal sage grouse land use restrictions. This may not seem like a big deal, but it is worth noting that in a state where federal land control is massive and resented, the Republican Governor, Brian Sandoval is opposed to challenging Obama. What makes this so significant is that Laxalt was able to | Read More »

    ISIS Is Islamic and Bruce Jenner is a Man

    “France has done more damage to ISIS in one day than Barack Obama, a man who thinks Bruce Jenner is a woman and ISIS is not Islamic, has done in months of alleged conflict.” When ISIS tells us that they are Islamic, the American left says they are not. Though ISIS self-identifies as Islamic, the American left rejects that identification. When Bruce Jenner says he | Read More »

    Barack Obama is an Enabler of Evil

    Obama on ISIS: “There will be an intensification of the strategy that we’ve put forward.” — Fox News (@FoxNews) November 16, 2015 He is not a damn fool. The press today is battering the President over being a damn fool. He is not. He is an enabler of evil. This is the man whose world view was shaped by an anti-American communist mentor. This is | Read More »

    While Paris Was Being Bombed, Barack Obama Released Osama Bin Laden’s Bodyguard From GTMO

    My sister called me this morning wondering why I hadn’t written anything about it. I had not even heard about it. I did not see coverage on the news. But, it turns out that while Paris was being bombed President Obama released Osama Bin Laden’s former bodyguard from GTMO along with several other men. The men had all been cleared for release during the Bush | Read More »

    Wanted: Grownups

    On the day ISIS related terrorists spread out across Paris and killed more than one hundred people, Barack Obama claimed ISIS was “contained.” After the attacks, liberals actually tried to argue that the attacks in Paris showed how successful Barack Obama had been because ISIS was having to lash out to get attention. Yes, liberals actually argued this. Earlier this year, while President Obama still | Read More »

    We Must Rethink The Syrian Refugee Problem

    “[L]et me not now use Paris to justify what I believed about politics the day before Paris.” It is looking more and more likely that the men who perpetrated the attacks on Paris, at least some of them, came into the country as Syrian refugees. In fact, as more and more news reports are finally willing to admit, many of the refugees have been young, | Read More »

    Mitt Romney Supporters Are a Cult

    This is crazy talk. According to other Republicans, some in the party establishment are so desperate to change the dynamic that they are talking anew about drafting Romney — despite his insistence that he will not run again. Friends have mapped out a strategy for a late entry to pick up delegates and vie for the nomination in a convention fight, according to the Republicans, | Read More »