#RSG14: Scott Turner, Texas House of Representatives
Texas has given us a lot of great fresh conservative Republican faces over the past few years. I think it’s fair to add Scott Turner to this list. He is a member of the Texas House of Representatives from the 33rd District. Some of you might recognize him from his playing days in the NFL, where he spent time with the Washington Redskins, San Diego | Read More »
From the 2014 RedState Gathering: Mark Davis and Scott Ott.
I wasn’t there for this year’s RedState Gathering, but I watched this particular panel from it with no little interest. Mark Davis is a Texan talk show guy; Scott Ott is, of course, Scott Ott of Scrappleface. The video is about a half hour long, and mostly about Texas, the Left’s long term goals for Texas (via the use of Battleground Texas), and how we | Read More »
Russian conducts military exercises in disputed islands
One of the little know vestiges of World War II is back in the news. On August 8, 1945, two days after the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima and hours before Nagasaki was obliterated, the USSR declared war on Japan. When Operation August Storm was unleashed by a Red Army hardened by four years of war against Nazi Germany it rolled through the rotted | Read More »
City of Philadelphia Sued over Civil Asset Forfeitures
The most desperately needed reform in America is a significant overhaul of civil asset forfeiture laws. These are laws, generally speaking, that allow state and local cops to seize your property if they merely suspect that the property has been used in the commission of a crime. They do not have to charge you with any crime at all and after your stuff has been | Read More »
Obama blames others for abandoning Iraq
The current crisis in Iraq that has caused Barack Obama to flee Washington and responsibility for Martha’s Vineyard in search of a perfect tee-time . There are many causes for the current mess, most of them can inevitably be traced back to Obama. The ill-conceived overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi, the flow of arms to “moderate” forces in Syria, the release of the head of ISIS from US custody, the | Read More »
Abortion Barbie Goes Full Harridan
Wendy Davis has her weaknesses as a political candidate but one thing she has shown truly exceptional skill at throughout her life is bilking gullible liberals out of their money – beginning with her ex-husband and ending with Democrat donors across the country. As a result she has a ton of money to throw around against Greg Abbot, but not a lot of useful stuff | Read More »
I once heard a preacher tell of being relatively new to ministry and having to go to a hospital because a lady and her child had been in a car wreck. The child died. The preacher did not know what to say. He tried to find the words. As he began to speak, the lady’s best friend came into the room, climbed into bed with | Read More »
Robin Williams, Suicide, Depression, and Evil Spirits
People are talking about depression and suicide in the wake of the shocking death of Robin Williams. That’s mostly a good thing – the lives and deaths of celebrities are a common language, and we can use it to discuss the world we live in. But these conversations seem to me to end up oversimplifying the issue in a way that creates pointless conflict and | Read More »
Paul Dietzel for Congress (LA-6) #RSG14
There’s a host of candidates running for Bill Cassidy’s soon-to-be-vacant seat in Louisiana’s 6th Congressional District. Cassidy is running against Mary Landrieu for Senate, but that leaves a hole. That hole is being eyed by Edwin Edwards, an ex-convict and former governor of Louisiana. The 87 year old (whose birthday was right before the RedState Gathering) has a newborn child by his wife, who fell | Read More »
RedState Weekly Briefing: On The Utility of the NRSC – #RSG14 #RSWB
Welcome again to the RedState Weekly Breifing. This week we had to do something a little different because of the 2014 RedState Gathering, which Caleb and I will probably discuss more in this weekends’s edition. We did a live mini-version of the RedState Weekly Briefing on stage at the Worthington Hotel in Ft. Worth, Texas in front of a live audience of conservative activists, and | Read More »
Fighting on Scott Walker’s Turf
While many Republicans who are facing incumbent Democrats are having to face hysterical, panicked, and wildly inaccurate attacks on their records on issues that virtually no one cares about, Scott Walker has the luxury of having faced his electorate not once but twice, and running on a proven record of achievement. The end result is that even though Walker is running in a blue state, | Read More »
2006 Charlie Crist viciously attacks 2014 Charlie Crist in new attack ad!
If I was still a Democrat, I’d be worried as all get-out that that article found a bunch of Democratic voters who didn’t know that their likely nominee has a history of reinventing himself to pander to voters – to the point where they thought the entire thing was done by a voice actor.
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Alaska’s Mark Begich uses Lisa Murkowski as an endorsement
Yesterday my colleague, Leon Wolf, posted a story titled Democrats of an Unknown Party Affiliation in which he notes the growing phenomenon, in what is shaping up to be a wave year in favor of the GOP, of Democrats campaigning by obscuring their party identification. In Alaska, Democrat Senator Mark Begich has gone one further. He has run a campaign ad featuring nominally Republican Senator Lisa | Read More »
Republican party coming out in support for Uber’s cheaper cab rides.
Because who doesn’t love cheaper cab rides? – Except urban Democratic hacks, of course.
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Tony Stewart and the Benefit of the Doubt
By now, you have doubtless heard that Tony Stewart, who is easily one of the five biggest stars in the sport of NASCAR, struck and killed a young man named Kevin Ward Jr. during the course of a dirt track race on Saturday night. The undisputed facts are as follows: Stewart and Ward became entangled as they were going around a turn, causing Ward’s car | Read More »