Shockingly, Salon hasn’t read the Bible

    Shockingly, Salon hasn't read the Bible

    Salon hasn’t read the Bible. I know this because 1) of course they haven’t and 2) they’d know Mary actually gave her consent to carry the child of God. Powerful gods and demi-gods impregnating human women—it’s a common theme in the history of religion, and it’s more than a little rapey. [...] [I]n the Gospel of Luke, the Virgin Mary gets pregnant when the spirit of | Read More »

    Reacting to killing

    Reacting to killing

    I hate Twitter, mostly for politics. I use it for work, for which it is quite useful. But for discourse about controversial topics, it is a horrid medium. And with the deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, Twitter and other outlets such as blog comments have again shown themselves to be atrocious places to converse about such events. There has | Read More »

    NYT calls for prosecution of Dick Cheney

    NYT calls for prosecution of Dick Cheney

    I’ll admit that I’m one of those Americans that Dick Cheney frightens. I also agree with comedian Christian Finnigan that he looks like the Penguin from the old Adam West Batman series (which is a delightful comparison and series overall). Still, while he may scare me, I fail to see what exactly he’s done that the New York Times editorial board would call for his | Read More »

    They’re Coming for Mike Lee

    They're Coming for Mike Lee

    It is extremely notable that Manu Raju of the Politico has written that the establishment intends to destroy . Raju serves as the court stenographer for the Senate GOP leadership. His pieces are routinely littered with the conventional wisdom and talking points of the Senate GOP leadership. He has more than once anticipated Senate GOP leadership strategy based on their conversations with him. So when | Read More »

    How Bruce Rauner (R, GOV-ELECT, Illinois) can instantly become a Republican rock star.

    How Bruce Rauner (R, GOV-ELECT, Illinois) can instantly become a Republican rock star.

    I certainly hope that that gets his attention. Or that of his staff. Either will do. Anyway… once upon a time, in the far-off year of 2004, there was a Republican candidate for Illinois Senator called Jack Ryan. Ryan was widely considered to be an excellent replacement for retiring Republican Senator Peter Fitzgerald… right up to the point that the Chicago Tribune got tipped off | Read More »

    That Girl From Nazareth

    That Girl From Nazareth

    A good many years ago, a young woman of little significance lived in a small town in Galilee. This town, Nazareth, was one of those small towns where everybody knew everything that was going on. Everyone knew this girl. Everyone knew she was betrothed to a carpenter named Joseph, who was of the House of David. And this young woman of little significance was very | Read More »

    The Latest Tea Party Scam Called From (202) 750-2399

    The Latest Tea Party Scam Called From (202) 750-2399

    This phone number has called my home repeatedly for the past week. I have an unlisted phone number and am on the national do not call list, yet the calling continues. They called again right at 9 o’clock this morning to my unlisted, “do not call” number. The “do not call” part apparently does not apply to political and charitable calls. The caller ID says | Read More »

    Finding Meaning in the Meaningless

    Finding Meaning in the Meaningless

    In the wake of the terrible assassination-style shooting of two NYPD officers over the weekend, a lot of commentators who have been opposed to the anti-police protests sought immediately to pin the blame for the deaths of the two officers on the protesters and on anti-cop sentiment that has been stirred up of late by the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases. On the one | Read More »

    When the American President Hates America

    When the American President Hates America

    Barack Obama does not like the United States. There was a lot of truth when his wife said that for the first time she was proud of her country. The Obamas see the United States as a corrupt and bullying power that needs to be humbled. No one seeks to fundamentally transform something they love. And let us now consider that fundamental transformation. Russia has | Read More »

    RedState Weekly Briefing: Exclusive No Holds Barred Interview with Charles C. Johnson #RSWB

    RedState Weekly Briefing: Exclusive No Holds Barred Interview with Charles C. Johnson #RSWB

    This week on the RedState Weekly Briefing Thomas LaDuke, Joe Cunningham, and I will be joined by Jeff – @EstotericCD from Ace of Spades – to have a no holds barred interview with the controversial activist and independent journalist, Charles C. Johnson. We’ll be live at 7 pm Eastern. If you would like to join in the discussion, ask questions, or get to the links | Read More »

    Obama very concerned about murder of NYC cops

    Obama very concerned about murder of NYC cops

    Via the Twitter timeline of some guy at BuzzFeed Obama briefed on shooting of two NYPD officers in Brooklyn, per WH poorer. pic.twitter.com/VyCrcUwyBF — Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) December 21, 2014 From his first days in office, Barack Obama has made it one of his objectives to use race relations as a wedge for political purposes. It started with the beer summit and it has metastasized | Read More »

    Obama’s foreign policy enters 12-step program

    One of the axioms for anyone entering a twelve-step program such as that pioneered by Alcoholics Anonymous is that first the participant must have hit rock bottom The concept of rock bottom is important in the 12 steps and treatment in general because it serves as a touch stone and a reminder. Addicts and alcoholics are very good at altering the world they see to | Read More »

    Sarah Palin & Ted Cruz: The Two Most Powerful People on Earth

    Sarah Palin & Ted Cruz: The Two Most Powerful People on Earth

    When Gabby Giffords was shot in Arizona, the left went into a frenzy blaming Sarah Palin. In fact, when I was on CNN, I went on TV with Cornell Belcher and he was livid when I suggested leftwing rhetoric could be as hostile and divisive as rightwing rhetoric, if not more so. John King was apologetic for using war metaphors for politics and promised to | Read More »

    More ISIS Barbarism: This Time it’s Church Desecration

    More ISIS Barbarism: This Time it's Church Desecration

    A few days ago, I wrote about ISIS slaughtering women for refusing to have sex with them and the group’s extremely brutal penal code. However, their inhumanity does not stop there. Yesterday, Fox News reported on even more of their heinous deeds. This time it’s about ISIS selling Christian artifacts and turning churches into torture chambers. Here’s what they say: The Islamic State is turning | Read More »

    Obama sends 1,000 paratroopers to Iraq to provide advice

    Despite his repeated assertions that there will be no new US ground involvement in Iraq, Obama has definitely entered slippery slope territory. About 1,000 paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division will deploy to Iraq in late January, the Defense Department announced Friday. The soldiers from 3rd Brigade Combat Team will train, advise and assist Iraqi security forces as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, said Pentagon | Read More »