User Fees versus Rip-Off Schemes – I Favor Toll Roads Instead of Gas Taxes
Powerful people have reacted to the recent drop in gasoline priceses by asking for higher gasoline taxes. These powerful people can be conveniently divided into three disparate groups. Two of these three groups smell of pungent fertilizer and are truly deserving of ridicule and contempt. One group, however, raises a valid and intelligent issue that should be dealt with through condign intellect. I’ll at least | Read More »
The Pro-Life Movement Must Stop Being Whores of the Republican Party
I know there are many angered by the title of this post, but the truth hurts. I cannot tell you the number of times I have been to political events where a politician kisses babies and talks Jesus so the pro-lifers in the crowd get thigh sweats and send the politician to Washington. When the politician takes up with his mistress or pays for an | Read More »
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Friends: Special March for Life Edition
Tonight, Casey Mattox of the Alliance Defending Freedom joins regular panelists Jay Caruso of Pocket Full of Liberty, Neal Dewing of the Federalist, F. Bill McMorris of the Washington Free Beacon, and Leon Wolf to discuss issues related to today’s anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Join the guys via Google Hangout by clicking here, or you can watch on YouTube below. If you have not | Read More »
Obama’s Yemen model is a roaring success
Back in September, our fearless commander in chief, Barack Obama told us all with utmost confidence that he was totally on top of the war against ISIS and had a plan to win it. This came as a surprise to many who could see nothing but duplicity and ass-covering in the administration’s actions and thought that its strategy was best captured by that ancient military | Read More »
White House miffed that Israel’s prime minister is invited to address Congress
The echoes of the “State of the Union” speech had hardly died in the Capitol when House Speaker announced that Congress had invited Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, to address a joint session of Congress. According to reports, the invitation was extended and arrangements made without any coordination with the White House and State Department. This is unfortunate but it is entirely of the White | Read More »
Discomfort with Activist Sex Scenes
I was always hesitant to watch the show “Modern Family.” I was worried about how much of it was activist television and how much was actual comedy. To be fair, calling it “Modern Family” and having a gay couple with an adopted child is pushing the cause just a little bit, but that’s Hollywood for you. However, when I watched the show, I discovered something. | Read More »
Why does @RepReneeEllmers want to protect rapists and abortionists?
The disgusting stunt pulled by Democrat Republican in torpedoing a piece of pro-life legislation has been covered by my colleagues Erick (here | here) and Leon (here). The long and the short is that she fought tooth and nail to kill a the bill, then, when it was obvious that the bill was going to be pulled — and the heat ratcheted up — | Read More »
Abortion clinics are closing. Slowly, we’re winning.
In 1991 there were 2,176 surgical abortion clinics in America. Without getting graphic, in each of those places physical butchery of unborn babies (and sometimes born ones) was happening as a stated purpose. That number is falling fast. By 2009 we were down to 713, and with the Republican waves in 2010, we’ve managed to claw that number down even further, to 553. Left-wing extremists | Read More »
The Friend of My Enemy is My Enemy.
The Republican Party was founded on the principle that all human beings are possessed of inherent dignity. In some manner or another, for one hundred and fifty years and more, the Democrat Party has denied this fundamental truth, turning to one group after another to demean, dehumanize, and when possible, simply kill. There is a straight line from the men who went to the bloodiest | Read More »
Political Strategy and Pro-Life Legislation
So, it’s no surprise that the moment there was conflict and concern over the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and the possibility it could damage the GOP’s image among the women that Boehner, et al. would pull the legislation and put forward a much safer and much smaller bill that is meant to appease the “base.” Ever-conscious of its image, the leaders of the | Read More »
Renee Ellmers is Wendy Davis with Less Panache
It appears now that the House has permanently shelved the Pain-Capable Unborn Children Protection Act and that is largely to blame (although several other weak-spined Republicans do not deserve to be overlooked). For a frame of reference, this is the federal version of virtually the exact same bill that Wendy Davis became famous for filibustering. Wendy Davis’ filibuster failed and the effort cost her a | Read More »
“I Have Absolutely No Regrets”
Someday, I will make it down to DC to attend the March for Life. This year is not that year, however, so I asked myself what else I could do. How could I help? I don’t have anything to say in a blog post that hasn’t already been said, no new data to unveil to the public to change their mind about abortion. What I | Read More »
Young Lives Matter
For the last several months, since the fateful shooting of Michael Brown and the subsequent tragic deaths of Eric Garner and Tamir Rice, the media has been transfixed by the sight of the nationwide protests that have been designed to raise awareness of the perceived injustice faced by black Americans at the hands of the police. Whatever you think of the movement that has styled | Read More »
The Betrayal Makes Me Smile
I am smiling over the betrayal of the House Republicans. Led by , the House Republicans have yanked a bill that would prohibit the savage killing of 5 month old children, some of whom are gruesomely killed feeling their bodies torn limb from limb. The Republicans did this on the day of the March for Life, when thousands upon thousands of pro-life voters marched on | Read More »
Tech at Night: It’s time to settle the Net Neutrality debate
It’s time to settle the Net Neutrality debate. For years the left has been pushing a list of reasons to support government action, and the Thune/Upton bill addresses them. The extremists will complain, but it’s time for the rest of us to address these popular issues and move the heck on already.