This is One Piece of Presidential Advice that Conservatives Should Follow!
In this article, President Obama states the following: “As 2012 unfolds, I expect that we’re going to have a lot of questions and there are going to be vigorous debates, but I don’t want us to lose sight of the huge opportunities we have to seize the moment and make sure that America is not just changed, but is changed for the better.” “And I’ve | Read More »
Lawlessness, Acclimation, and Different Kinds of Leadership
I’ve seen plenty of statements recently (here, here, here, here and here) about President Obama and the current administration’s lack of leadership and/or absence of leadership. On the surface of it, this seems to be true, but it isn’t the whole truth. The whole truth is that there is never a complete absence or lack of leadership. There are only different kinds of leadership. Actions | Read More »
Governor Snyder and Putting the Unions on a “Diet”
The unionized work force in Michigan is extremely displeased with Gov. Snyder. He’s putting the state on a diet. M. Obama should be proud…at long last her emphasis on “obesity” and changing “consumption behaviors” is paying off!!! Just to make this simple, follow this line of thought… 1. Unions want power 2. Money buys power 3. Unions get dues from members 4. Dues are used | Read More »
And the Intimidation of Private Businesses in WI by Unions Begins [Updated]
[updated at the author's request.--streiff This letter was written by Director of the Wisconsin Professional Police Association, Jim Palmer. Sounds quite a bit like extortion, doesn’t it?] The following is an excerpt from a letter to the owner of a convenience store, the Kwik Trip, in LaCrosse, WI. The content of this letter speaks for itself: “The undersigned groups would like your company to publicly | Read More »
What Do We Say To ARPA-ED? Big “N”, Big “O”….NO!!!
The answer is “NO” to Advanced Research Projects Agency-Education. “President Barack Obama, along with Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, met with other education leaders in Boston to announce the goals of the proposed Advanced Research Projects Agency-Education (ARPA-ED) — “a DARPA for education” — that would award grants to innovative development programs.” ARPA-ED is the | Read More »
The State of Maine Gets Obamacare Waiver
The ever-expanding list of waivers from various provisions of Obamacare just got larger. “The federal government Tuesday granted Maine a waiver of a key provision in President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, citing the likelihood that enforcement could destabilize the state’s market for individual health insurance. The U.S. Health and Human Services department said in a letter it would waive the requirement that insurers spend | Read More »
Redux: Learning about the Office of Sustainability
On a personal level, as individuals, if we were going to cut back on spending, we’d probably review our expenditures in the context of luxuries versus needs in order to identify the most feasible places to make reductions, right? The same could be said about government functions. We have branches and roots of various local, state and government functions that a lot of us have | Read More »
Do We Really Need Local Offices of Sustainabilty?
Disclaimer: I am trying to be sensitive to the expressed wishes of the management of Red State in how I am presenting this information. In connection with other site links provided with this diary, there could be information interpreted as “conspiratorial”. This afternoon, I came across this article about recent actions on the part of the commission of Carroll County, Maryland, to abolish the country’s | Read More »
Doubling Down on Community Organizing
Regardless of where we each stand across the conservative spectrum or what our differences might be on other issues, if there was ever a time for us to have a meeting of the minds….this is it. I’m just going to quote a few points from this article and hope this inspires those of us who might be discouraged or disappointed at the moment to dig | Read More »
The Third Lantern and the Issa Files: A Desperate Attempt to Hide the Truth
We’ve all seen examples of the complete disregard for the laws of this country that is often and frequently displayed in the actions of Democrats. From the POTUS on down, they have turned up their nose (quite literally) time and time again to any suggestion that they, as citizens of this nation, should be held accountable for their actions from a legal viewpoint. After all, | Read More »
Regarding Election Fraud: Feedback appreciated
The discussion about who supports what and where they stand among various groups could take a while. In the meantime, I’ve been wondering if perhaps those of us here at RS could put our heads together and make a productive use of our time on an issue that is likely to affect us all in 2012…ELECTION FRAUD!!! There’s plenty of evidence to indicate how rampant | Read More »
BREAKING: Follow up to Dr. Gosnell and the State of Pennsylvania
I’ve been waiting to see how this particular case would progress, and today it was announced that the lawlessness of state agencies involved in the Gosnell case will be held accountable for failing to abide by the law. For those who may be unfamiliar with the case of Dr. Gosnell, he is a physician residing in the state of Pennsylvania who has been operating an | Read More »
Obama’s New Speech to the Chamber of Commerce
Earlier today, President Obama gave a speech to the Chamber of Commerce (Yes, Again!!!). Here’s a link to the full context of the speech if you care to read it yourself. Basically what is included in the speech is that America is a great nation with a history of being innovative and creative, of stimulating trade (not only to our own benefit but the benefit | Read More »
With Hypocrisy and Gov’t. Intervention on the Menu…I’ll Eat at Home
Okay, so it is Monday morning, and this is a small irritant compared to what is happening in Egypt…but I’m finding the total hypocrisy of the entire “nutritional debate” so extraordinarily ludicrous today that I just had to put some of these thoughts in black and white. Most of us who have been paying attention know the subtle (and occasionally not-so-subtle) battle going on in | Read More »
Why Can’t Some Republican Representatives Just Say “Not Now” to Mass Transit?
That’s all they have to do is to say, “No, not now, we can’t afford it, mass transit isn’t our top priority. Our top priority is reducing the deficit, not increasing it”. According to this article, the top two Republican members of the House Transportation Committee, Rep. Bull Shuster (R-PA) and Rep. John Mica (R-FL), are backing up President Obama’s high-speed rail initiative. Granted, they | Read More »
TSA Shuts Down New Private Screening Contractors
The Screening Partnership Program, which is a program that allows airports to replace government screeners with private contractors who wear TSA-like uniforms, meet TSA standards and work under TSA oversight, was shut down on Friday by TSA chief John Pistole because he “does not see an advantage to the program.” “I examined the contractor screening program and decided not to expand the program beyond the | Read More »
A Creative Way For Families to Learn About Socialism: The Waiting Game
I picked this up from Neil’s RED HOT link. “A Polish research institute has developed a board game to teach young people about life under Communism. In the game, which is inspired by Monopoly, players must wait in endless lines at stores for scarce goods. For added realism, they have to put up with people cutting in line and products running out – unless they | Read More »
Why Not American-Made Goods?
When it comes to the title of this diary, “Why Not American Made Goods?”, the series of events that I am about to relate here and the response on the part of this one company indicate the kind of corporate mentality that we are up against if we want to try compete with foreign goods. As people read this…I’m not telling anyone anything that most | Read More »
New England’s “Gulf Oil Spill”…Could It Turn NE Red???
This story begins with my reading through Rush Limbaugh’s “Stack of Stuff Quick” and coming across the title “Barney Frank Throws Fit Over Fishing Regulations”. My first reaction was “What is Barney Frank up to now”? The situation, however, isn’t funny at all. As Rush stated, this could be New England’s “gulf oil spill”, and the hard cold reality of it is that it means | Read More »
Westboro Church Planning Protest At Victims’ Funerals
To all of us who mourn for and with the families of those who died during the events in Tucson on Saturday, we wish only for victims to be put to rest in peace now. For the love of all that is right and good in this world, we can still give them that much of dignity at least. The Westboro Baptist Church apparently disagrees. | Read More »