How Can We Believe Anything @Samrhall Says?
This just came across my twitter feed. Included is this: RedState, of course, is the conservative online site of Erick Erickson. It’s also a 527 or Super PAC, which many people seem to forget from time to time. RedState is neither a 527 nor is RedState a “super PAC.” I don’t see an email from Sam R. Hall, the author, asking for any comment. Perhaps | Read More »
‘Dead broke’ Hillary’s lavish extravagance on the speakers’ circuit
Laura Myers spills the beans on Hillary’s extravagance. According to documents obtained by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, this is what Hillary requires for a speaking engagement: A $300,000 speaker’s fee; Hillary insists on staying in the “presidential suite” of luxury hotels and also requires and up to three adjoining or contiguous single rooms for her travel aides and up to two additional single rooms for the advance staff; Hillary requires | Read More »
A Road Out of Poverty
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss Paul Ryan’s anti-poverty initiatives, the “makers vs. takers” argument and the role government should and shouldn’t be playing in the “war on poverty.”Read More »
Courting Evangelicals: An Opportunity for Jindal, Perry, and Cruz
The Washington Post has an interesting story about the rising number of evangelicals feeling left out of politics these days and, in particular, out of the Republican Party. Many evangelicals have grown weary of Mike Huckabee and are convinced that Santorum is unable to win, Ben Carson is a novelty, and Rand Paul is too far removed from them. While evangelical support will not make | Read More »
The ‘unbelievably ridiculous,’ ‘sketchy’ and farcical Perry indictment will not stand
It is not coercion to threaten to do something you are lawfully permitted to do. I successfully used this legal principle in court early in my legal career. This well-established legal principle is not some obscure legal concept, except perhaps in Travis County, Texas. I am unaware of any other jurisdiction in the United States that might agree with the Travers County Grand Jury and special | Read More »
Ferguson Is Not Binary
The world is not a binary place. People and events can sometimes be simple and can sometimes be complicated. Simple events can have tangentially related complicated issues involved and complicated events can have tangentially related simple issues involves. It is perfectly fine to think Michael Brown was no saint. Based on what we know, it seems Mr. Brown participated in a shop lifting incident before | Read More »
The Hill more or less publishes its ‘Democratic candidates in 2016′ list.
Much like Republicans in 2008, Democrats in 2016 have no second page of good candidates in reserve.Read More »
RedState Weekly Briefing: August 17, 2014 Rick Perry’s Orwellian Indictment, Ferguson, and #RSG14
Join us live as Caleb Howe, Thomas LaDuke, Joe Cunningham, and I discuss the RedState Gathering, the indictment of Rick Perry, the insanity in Ferguson Missouri, and more. We will be live at approximately 7:05 PM Eastern and will be watching the #RSWB tag on twitter for your comments. Also, check out the RSTV youtube page and make sure to subscribe.
Ferguson, the social contract, and the consent of the governed
Via Wikipedia In moral and political philosophy, the social contract or political contract is a theory or model, originating during the Age of Enlightenment, that typically addresses the questions of the origin of society and the legitimacy of the authority of the state over the individual. Social contract arguments typically posit that individuals have consented, either explicitly or tacitly, to surrender some of their freedoms and submit to the authority of the ruler or magistrate (or to | Read More »
Abortion is an Easy Decision
The former mouth of Emily’s List has an op-ed in today’s Washington Post in which she tackles what she considers to be a problem – people who say that abortion is a difficult choice: Today, when advocates on both sides of the debate talk about the decision to have an abortion, they preface their statements with adjectives such as “difficult,” “hard” or “reluctant.” For anti-abortion | Read More »
Obama has a great round of golf; General Green not so much
On Thursday, Major General Harold Green was laid to rest in Arlington Cemetery. MG Green is the highest ranking US officer to die in combat since MG George Casey was killed in Vietnam on July 7, 1970, he was killed August 5 by an Afghan soldier who was being trained by NATO troops. On Martha’s Vineyard, his Commander in Chief was playing golf with celebrities | Read More »
Citizens, Looters, and The Police – Why We Need The 2nd Amendment
Image Credit: Rep. Randy Neugebauer. If there has been any occurrence in the past month or so that would make both Confucius and Aristotle turn over in their respective graves, it would have to be the clown show performance being staged by the law enforcement authorities of both Ferguson, MO and the Missouri State Police. The Ferguson PD was too authoritarian and enraged everyone with | Read More »
Defiance in Iraq, an Open Thread and Prayer Request
In the midst of all the carnage and brutality committed by ISIS, there are stories of heroism. Facing the risk of torture and death for expressing their beliefs, some courageous Christians in Iraq nevertheless stand defiant in the face of their persecutors. The caption to the video explains it all. Post by Nineveh. Consider this an open thread for Sunday. Today, August 17, is | Read More »
Rick Perry’s speech today lacked only a certain word* for pure ‘Democrats done messed up’ awesomeness.
I don’t know if anybody’s told the Democratic party this, but that plays well in Peoria.Read More »
New York Post: Hillary Clinton / Barack Obama feud continues to bubble and froth.
Meanwhile, in lighter news…Read More »
Militarization of the police: it is more than just equipment
If anything good comes out of the mess in Ferguson it may be a national consensus that American police forces have gradually morphed from a force designed to protect citizens into a heavily militarized force. While much silliness has been spread for the reasons for this — apparently the “North Hollywood Shootout,” in which two heavily armed bankrobbers held LAPD at bay for nearly exactly | Read More »
The Latest Business Attack on MLPs Is Just as Flimsy as the Inversion Crusade
Earlier this week, the business world was chattering about the news that Kinder Morgan, pioneer of the Master Limited Partnership (MLP) business model, was surrendering the MLP structure in favor of a more traditional corporation. This happened last Sunday. While many questioned what this meant for the MLP model in general, the more pressing questions began to emerge when, the following day, the Treasury Department | Read More »
Michael Brown was not a robbery suspect
The malfeasance and misfeasance of the Ferguson, MO, police department is approaching epic proportions. Earlier this morning the police chief, Thomas Jackson, gave a brief press statement, I say statement because he did not take questions, in which he disclosed that Michael Brown, who was gunned down last Saturday by a Ferguson police officer, was a robbery suspect. It was difficult to draw any honorable | Read More »
Rick Perry Punches Back Against Indictment
Of course, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that Rick Perry is not going to take this revenge indictment by Rosemary Lehmberg lightly. I mean, who on Earth would have the temerity to suggest that a prosecutor arrested for a DWI should step down from her office*? Shortly after the news of the indictment broke, Governor Perry’s General Counsel Mary Anne Wiley released this statement: “The veto | Read More »
Rick Perry Becomes a Victim of Lawfare
Rick Perry, scourge of frivolous litigants, has just become the victim of one of the worst and most insidious variety: the runaway prosecutor. Perry was indicted this afternoon on charges of abuse of power by a grand jury at the behest of special prosecutor Michael McCrum. The basic facts of the case appear not to be in dispute – Travis County DA Rosemary Lehmberg, an | Read More »