The Chaotic Belief Systems of Millenials
Winston Churchill once famously quipped, “If you’re not a liberal at twenty you have no heart; if you’re not a conservative at forty you have no brain.” This is an important mantra to keep in mind when analyzing the fight for the political mind of the much-maligned millenial generation in light of Reason’s most recent survey on Millenials’ attitudes about government. Although Millenials still tend | Read More »
Ron Paul, Rand Paul, and the probable Russian shooting of MH17
With Rand Paul almost certainly running for President, it’s very important we evaluate just what his views are on the issues of the day, and what influences shape what his gut instincts are, which will shape his reactions to the unforeseen issues that crop up during any Presidency.
Given the younger Paul’s constant support of his father’s candidacies, and his currying of favor from his father’s supporters, this means we must continue to look at what Ron Paul says, and look to Rand Paul to support or deny those remarks.
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John Feehery to GOP: Stop Opposing Crony Capitalism
John Feehery call your office. It appears someone has signed into your computer and is emailing columns out under your name that make you look like a simpleton. The Wall Street Journal has fallen for the ruse. They just published a column under your name lamenting conservative opposition to crony capitalism. Feehery is everything that is wrong with the modern day GOP. With his phone | Read More »
On Immigration, The Border, and Dana Loesch, The American Thinker Isn’t Thinking or American
Today there is an article in the American Thinker by M. Catherine Evans in which she strenuously objected to Glenn Beck, Senator Ted Cruz, Representative Louie Gohmert, and, especially, Dana Loesch being charitable human beings. In her rhetorical screed, which will lend further credence to the liberal caricature of conservatives hating brown people, Evans accuses Loesch, and those who helped provide food, clothing, and | Read More »
The Politicization of Science in the Media
Via RealClearScience today comes a stark reminder that there is literally no such thing about which the media is a truly objective reporter these days. It reminds me yet again of this quote from the late great Michael Crichton about the Gell-Mann Amnesia Effect: Briefly stated, the Gell-Mann Amnesia effect is as follows. You open the newspaper to an article on some subject you know well. | Read More »
Kerry’s concerns, dead Israelis, and moral decrepitude
Yesterday, secretary of State John Kerry was on FoxNews Sunday, and when not lambasting Chris Wallace for having the temerity to actually ask him questions rather than take dictation which is what typically happens when an Obama official appears on one of the Sunday shows he expressed concern about Israel’s ongoing operations in Gaza. The reason we know he expressed concern is that he was | Read More »
Obama to non-profits: celebrate LGBT or else
If you are involved with a religious charity that accepts any kind of federal money, get ready. Overt persecution is about to become the norm.
As Erick has said many times, you will be made to care.
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RedState Weekly Briefing – July 20 2014: #NN14 and #DetroitRising
This week’s RedState Weekly Briefing features Thomas LaDuke, Dan Spencer, Caleb Howe’s Spirit, and Lauren Bouton, who is the Online Outreach Organizer for the Franklin Center. Tonight we will discuss our week in Detroit to cover Netroots Nation and the Detroit comeback, such as it is.
Netroots Nation and Mark Ruffalo protest for water to be a human right
The Left-wing Liberal Netroots Nation protested for “water rights” in Detroit yesterday. Mark Ruffalo provided a little celebrity to the demonstration as he kicked off the Water March. You can see Ruffalo start the march at the 1:45 mark in the following video: “You built this nation, okay? And what’s happening in Detroit is a model for what could be happening in this nation. Instead of a | Read More »
Fracking Rift Threatens to Sink Udall, Hickenlooper
Fracking has been good for the State of Colorado and its economy, and therefore a large majority of Coloradans support fracking. However, the Democrat base, particularly in Colorado, is not so much with the whole science thing, and therefore they are vehemently opposed to fracking. Uber environmentalist wacko Jared Polis (D-CO), has decided to score an own goal on two vulnerable Democrats who are up | Read More »
#TheBearIsLoose and Obama abdication of responsibility
In an administration that is intellectually adrift and morally bereft, the hashtag has become substitute for policy. When Vladimir Putin began his attempt to dismantle Ukraine, the utter feckless Jen Psaki and our State Department resorted to: When Boko Haram kidnapped several hundred Christian children we got the odious First Linebacker: As the clock runs out on the most inept administration in living memory, and | Read More »
Obama moves deadline for Iran nuke deal past midterm elections
We wrote last week about how the Iran nuclear negotiations seemed at an impasse despite (or because of) airdropping secretary of State John Kerry into the negotiations. Iran has successfully split the nominal alliance seeking to thwart its nuclear ambitions, peeling off both Russia and China. Iran and Russia are allied militarily in Syria and Iraq making it very unlikely that the Russians are going | Read More »
Netherlands held liable for the Srebrenica massacre
One of the iconic photos of the ill-considered UN effort during the Götterdämmerung of Yugoslavia’s dissolution is that of Dutch Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Karremans sharing a drink with Serb commander, psychopath and war criminal Ratko Mladic after the surrender of Dutchbat, or the Dutch peacekeeping battalion at Srebrenica on July 11, 1995. Even as this photograph was taken, Serbs had begun the massacre of the first | Read More »
Ron Paul: Moral Cretin
On Friday, former Representative Ron Paul was a guest on Newsmax TV. The subject of the shootdown of Malaysia Air flight MH-17 came up. This exchange ensued with host John Bachman, via Mediaite: Speaking with Newsmax TV’s John Bachman earlier today, Paul said “Putin is a little bit smarter than that. I don’t think he would ever come close to participating in an act like this.” “At | Read More »