Ask the Redskins: Fighting for your values works.
Conservatives are often painted as the out-of-touch meddlers in culture today. We boycott, we ban, we scold, we stand athwart history. We get laughed at by the left, but we fight anyway.
Hip, moderate, urbane folks tell us this is all wrong. Instead of criticizing culture, standing apart from it, and trying to reject its influences, we’re told we need to be in it, engage with it, and stand up for what we believe in from within.
Today’s politicized action by the US Patent and Trademark Office, canceling the trademark of the Washington Redskins, shows that actually, that restraint is what is all wrong. No matter how popular something is, no matter how much the general public at large is fine with it, concerted political activism can and will work.
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The Redskins Get Their Trademark Yanked by Aggrieved White Liberals
The Washington Redskins have had their trademark yanked by the US Patent and Trademark Office because white liberals who feel guilty about their privilege were offended. That is the actual fact. Most American Indians . . . errrr . . . Native Americans could care less. In fact, on Indian Reservations around the country there are kids’ sports teams called the Redskins. The logo itself | Read More »
Khattala’s arrest another of Obama’s Potemkin victories
The Obama administration has been crowing about the capture of Ahmed Abu Khattala, who is alleged to have been the mastermind behind the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi that claimed the lives of four Americans, including the US Ambassador to Libya. Obama praised the commandos, said by one U.S. official to be special operators from the Army’s Delta Force, for “showing incredible courage and | Read More »
Mead Treadwell for Alaska
In the Alaska Senate race, I’m going with Mead Treadwell, the Lt. Governor. This puts me at odds with some of my friends on the right. But I think Mead would be the best. For one thing, he is better on the stand your ground law in Alaska than his opponent. But Treadwell also has shown an ability to build support in Alaska that extends | Read More »
GOP Gov. Kasich: Job Growth, Big Government are “Two Wings of a Bird”
Ohio Governor John Kasich fleshed out his vision of big-government Republicanism during a June 16 speech at the Mid-Ohio Food Bank.
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VIDEO: Embattled, and Exasperated, Gov. Hickenlooper to Colorado Sheriffs: WTF!!
I told you more was coming… I already talked about Hickenlooper’s “half ass” apology to the sheriffs, along with his blatant lies, but this takes the cake. For those without video, or who have small children in the room, what is heard in the video is Governor Hickenlooper apologizing to the sheriffs for not knowing that the sheriffs tried to meet with him while these | Read More »
Sure, Hillary Clinton should promise to fulfill Barack Obama’s legacy!
I don’t really want* to fisk this article on how Hillary Clinton should run on a platform of being Barack Obama’s third term – she totally should, by the way – but it’s hard not to fisk when somebody leads off with a sentence this interruptible. So let me just interject, the one time: Conventional wisdom has it that President Obama’s middling poll numbers will be | Read More »
Holy Mackerel! Unions Side With Business In EPA Fight Over Fish Food
Despite union bosses aligning themselves with environmental extremists as a means of shoring up their falling membership rates, in the State of Washington, unions are teaming up with big business against their usual allies: environmentalists, commercial fishermen, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders and the EPA—over the amount of fish that people consume. The fish dispute stems from state contemplating consideration of sharply raising the rate of fish | Read More »
Democrats Join the Fight to Get Thad Cochran Re-Elected
It is not just out of state liberals flooding Mississippi with money for Thad Cochran, it is the Mississippi Democrats too. James “Scooby Doo” Warren said he has put together a get-out-the-vote (GOTV) plan and is “putting it in place across the whole state.” Warren said he is not working with the Cochran campaign itself but for the PAC and Bishop Ronnie Crudup Sr. Crudup | Read More »
The delusions of Bradley Manning
It is a rare occasion when an imprisoned felon is given access to the op-ed page of the New York Times. Bradley Manning, who has declared himself, against all biologicial evidence, to be a woman is serving 35 years in federal prison for betraying his country. Yet, in the age of Obama this is the kind of celebrity sought by major US news media for | Read More »
Obama’s Missing 18 Minutes of Tape
In order to properly analyze the media’s treatment of the revelation that hundreds or perhaps thousands of emails sent or received by Lois Lerner, the key figure in the IRS scandal, along with apparently six other IRS employees, have been mysteriously lost and cannot be recovered in response to a subpoena, it is necessary and instructive to recall the media’s treatment of similar revelations in | Read More »
Obama uses a crisis to roll the GOP on “comprehensive immigration reform”
When the Fast & Furious scandal came to light it had the appearance of a manufactured crisis designed to drive the US domestic debate on gun control. If US purchased weapons were showing up in the hands of Mexican narcotrafficantes then those weapons could make a case for more stringent gun control within the United States. Obama has made numerous statements on the chaos American | Read More »
What Dana Milbank Does Not Tell You
If you read this piece by Dana Milbank you’d think the Heritage Foundation was going off the rails on Benghazi and waging attacks against muslims. Of course, neither it nor the organization that borrowed Heritage’s facilities, is doing so. Nonetheless, the left and Dana Milbank want to paint prosecutor Andy McCarthy’s group as racist and also the Heritage Foundation. Mind you, what Milbank does not | Read More »
Fix America Challenge
It’s no secret; Washington has some serious problems when it comes to spending and debt. Do you have ideas to fix it? Want to talk about them over lunch with Rand Paul and Paul Ryan? We want to hear from you. The Democrats have shown their true colors and have dragged their feet on producing a serious plan to get our fiscal house in order. | Read More »
Governor Hickenlooper & Half Ass Apologies
As I said on twitter this weekend, Governor Hickenlooper is going to have a bad week. It all started last Friday when news broke that the Governor apologized to a group of Colorado sheriffs for the gun control bills he supported and signed into law. Then we found out that Governor Hickenlooper lied to the sheriffs with regard to whether or not he had spoken | Read More »