Obama DOJ thinks S.C. Blacks too stupid to get photo IDs?
The Palmetto State’s new law actually provides free state-issued photo identification cards to all that need them just like the laws of all the other states with such laws that the Department of Justice either pre-cleared or decided not to contest. So what is the difference between the South Carolina law as opposed to the laws of Georgia (also upheld by their state’s highest court), that DOJ approved and Indiana (also upheld by | Read More »
Hitchens Hell, Purgatorio and Merry Christmas
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. – John 1:14 Third Century Christian theologian Origen deemed the celebrations of birthdays the work of sinners, not saints; and so opposed the celebration of the birth of Jesus as if he were a pharaoh or king. | Read More »
Class envy-produced unemployment defines DeVine’s 2011 Year in Review
DeVine Law Gamecock’s Stone Mountain of Georgia roost-view of what matters most about the news, politics and law of 2011: Unemployment and the Economy If enough Americans give up on finding a job, the regularly reported unemployment rate (U-3) could fall to Zero percent. As it happens, the current U-3 rate of 8.6% would stand at over 11% if the labor force were as large as it was in | Read More »
Jacksonian woman with courage inspires Gamecock American
During the ten years of my writing career, I have concluded each column with the famous quote of my fellow South Carolinian, War of 1812 hero and former President of the United States, Andrew Jackson: “One man with courage makes a majority.” Returning to Atlanta in 2009 ravaged by the bursting of the housing bubble after a 2+year stint in Charlotte, N.C. as corporate counsel | Read More »
Does GOP want to own Obama’s 20,000 lost Keystone jobs?
Claiming fatigue from kicking cans down the road, Speaker of the House John Boehner engineered a rejection of a Democratic Party-controlled Senate-passed bill that would have cleared the way for the Canadian Keystone Pipeline project that President Barack Obama has delayed for three years of “study”. The bill, which also extends unemployment benefits and the payroll tax cut for 60 days, would have authorized construction on the | Read More »
US, Atlanta crime down. Government as criminal up?
The Federal Bureau of Investigation reports that crime in America is down, but too many in state and federal governments wouldn’t know a crime if billy club-wielding New Black Panthers intimidated white voters outside of a polling booth on election days. But just let an election registrar ask a black person for a photo ID before they vote for sheriff and the “return of Jim Crow” | Read More »
How about a three-year study before Obama is allowed to utilize pipeline-delivered substances
Does the Job Killer-in-Chief have the “courage” to execute 20,000 Keystone jobs in public? Did I miss another BP oil spill or did President Barack Obama declare his latest moratorium outlawing productive work based upon studies affirming fetal soil pain during impacted red clay abortions? Yesterday, Congress called Obama’s veto-bluff by requiring him to make a decision on the Keystone Pipeline project within 60 days, rather than | Read More »
Make Obama payroll and Bush income tax cuts permanent
Congressional Republicans should take President Obama up on his sudden concern for taking money out of the pockets of Americans, across the board. This past week, President Barack Obama defended his push for extending the federal payroll (Social Security/FICA) tax cuts for a second year and unemployment benefits for a third year, thusly: Independent economists, some of whom have in the past worked for Republicans, agree that if | Read More »
Newt was paid hush money by Freddie Mac
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: To ignore evil is to become an accomplice to it. …Someone else said “All that needs to happen for evil to prevail is that good men do nothing.” (Edmund Burke) In the Election of 2010, tea partiers and conservatives sent the loudest message associated with the Grand Old Party of Lincoln since 1948. Hence, the aversion to nominating another McCain Establishment-type named Mitt Romney as | Read More »
Cain can’t deter Iran after Wofford College/Spartanburg, S.C. debate
[A post-Florida Gator-devouring USC gamecock's Stone Mountain of Georgia roost-view of his undergrad alma mater, Wofford College and Spartanburg hometown's hosting of the South Carolina, CBS/National Journal, Republican Party presidential debate] Let the Big Dog eat! The motto of Wofford Terriers’ (pictured) sports teams is “Let the Big Dog eat!”, and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich looked like the Big Dog eating away at GOP | Read More »
Eyes glaze over Cain harassment, faux racism and warped legal system
An unnatural, liberal-Democrat, trial lawyer, intimidation-machine culture, defined deviancy (Woodstock, OWS) down; made the outrageous (Ayers, Rev. Wright, Minister Farrakhan) normal; made the normal (Cain gestures) outrageous; and re-classified Clintonian assault & battery and extortion as mere “harassment”. Decades ago, women entered an American workforce in which men were regularly harassed and offended. To live on Earth is to be regularly offended and harassed. The | Read More »
Non-lawyer Cain and the deflation of Krauthammer’s Panel
Herman Cain endures Beltway economic ignorance and poor legal advice on non-disclosure agreements from The Center Seat on FNC’s Special Report, The Panel segment, on Tuesday This time, Americans want a man with courage to implement the values and principles that might just save America, rather than a Barbie Doll that gives all the lawyered-up, Beltway-approved “right” answers. Americans are amenable to a normal conversation | Read More »
Has Obama made America safer?
Appeasement of Iran, including abandonment of Iraq, leaves U.S. less safe under Obama despite killings of Osama bin Laden, al-Awlaki and Gadaffy. We can’t kill all the bad guys, deterrence is paramount America is obviously safer when terrorists are neutralized and President Barack Obama deserves credit for the high profile killings of terrorist leaders at his direction. Moreover, his statements in the aftermath of the | Read More »
Finally, legal immigrants will invest in U.S.?
Wasn’t TARP supposed to take care of these troubled assets? Tired of illegal immigration divorced from love of the English language, the Declaration of Independence, and personal independence from welfare and anchor babies? Well, build a fence, but in the meantime, how about an idea that increases legal immigration and does what TARP was supposed to do. Chuch Schumer as Fred Sanford Mike Lee as Aunt | Read More »
Occupy Atlanta fails smell test v MLK, tea partiers and homeless
Personal hygiene and message of those now occupying Atlanta, stinks, literally and figuratively Downtown Atlanta has had a homeless and panhandling problem, to varying degrees, for the past ten years that I have lived here in the birthplace of Martin Luther King, Jr. But never have the poorest of the poor in the City too Busy to Hate stunk it up with self-indulgent entitlement whining | Read More »
Perry loses cool in Vegas as Cain wins GOP debate 3400 to 999
Cain wins Nevada GOP debate 3400 to 999, Perry loses cool Garden-gate attack on Mitt Romney and inappropriate show of temper may make Rick Perry wish his performance could have stayed in Vegas by the time the next polls are conducted. But Herman Cain heartened anti-Romney conservative hearts by offering a blockbuster alternative to RomneyCare and/or ObamaCare with a call for interstate competition in the health care industry. | Read More »
Liberal Democrats occupying America betray MLK legacy
Democrats from President Obama on down just can’t give up toxic identity politics when trying to get elected, pass legislation, or even when dedicating a memorial to the nations’ preeminent civil rights leader. But then again, Martin Luther King Jr. never left the Grand Old Party of Lincoln. Can anyone remember the last public policy proposal by a Democrat that argued the merits of the | Read More »
How might Mitt purge his progressive past
The 29% ceiling on Romney’s support was erected by him, not Southern Evangelicals Bachmanns and Perrys come and Bachmanns and Perrys go, but Mitt never gets the leftovers, no matter how much he raises Cain. And don’t be fooled by the recent semantic flap over “Christians” and “cults”. Even Reverend Jeffress admitted that he would vote for Mormon Romney over Christian President Barack Obama. Religion is the least of Mitt’s problems with all Republican voters | Read More »
Herman Cain and the 999 lives of Cain’t never could do nuthin’
Reagan’s tax rate cuts that returned America to prosperity were deemed “unrealistic” voodoo economics at this stage of his campaign. Herman Cain sticks another needle in that voodoo doll! President Ronald Reagan’s voodoo not only passed, but worked. Vice President George H.W. Bush gave up voodoo detection until he rode Reagan’s coattails to office and passed a lobbyist/establishment friendly tax hike that betrayed lip reading. | Read More »
Columbus, Western Civilization and American Exceptionalism
Neither Incas, Aztecs, Cherokee or even Kenyans discovered Italy, Spain or India! We should get down on our knees and thank God that Columbus discovered the New World so that Americans could later fashion a new world of Liberty. The chain of events that resulted in the creation and evolution of the greatest nation the world has even known includes the discoveries of Christopher Columbus | Read More »