The Redstate Community
The President iconic to this generation of conservatives often spoke of rugged individualism: A term that seems to be in direct conflict with community. Today I was motivated to think about and share with you my thoughts on this conflict, or lack thereof. Many conservatives, myself included, believe that no one is responsible for us, other than ourselves. We believe that our current situation, good | Read More »
“The turkeys are hitting the ground like sacks of wet cement!”
Happy Thanksgiving, all! It’s time for my annual tradition of posting the WKRP “Turkey Drop” video. This is possibly the funniest scene in TV history, and definitely one of my favorite TV shows of all time. You can also view the entire episode on Hulu! I hope you all have a great day and safe travels today and the rest of this holiday weekend. Feel | Read More »
The Things I am Thankful for
As I count my blessings this Thanksgiving, these are the top ten things I am especially thankful for: God and Faith: The One who should come before all others. I am thankful for a merciful, loving, and just God, his son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. As part of this, I’m also thankful for finding a spiritual home in the Eastern Orthodox church. It’s | Read More »
Not even on Thanksgiving morning do I get to sleep in. I have to get my Big Green Egg up to temperature, smear butter all over a turkey that I’ve had brining all night, shove a few fruits, vegetables, and herbs up its rear end, and get to smoking over some hickory and apple wood. Regular readers of the site know my wife is an | Read More »
I have a radical suggestion about Jesse Jackson, Jr.’s vacated IL-02 seat.
Now that he’s resigned it… how’s about trying to, maybe, I don’t know: win it? Hold on, hear me out. Let’s jump back for a second to 2009. You might remember that in 2009 Rahm Emanuel resigned his House seat (IL-05) in order to bungle being White House Chief of Staff. Well, that caused a special election to trigger, and at the time I took | Read More »
The Forgotten Bailout
When it comes to setting public policy fires, Democrats get away with serial arson. A maladroit opposition party and a complaisant media ensure that the public will never pin the tail of blame on the donkey. Nowhere is this more evident than with interventionist housing policy. Decade’s worth of government intervention in the housing market almost single-handedly took down the economy. Bill Clinton’s National Homeownership | Read More »
I Think Sometimes We are Truly a Stupid Movement
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, of gratefulness and rejoicing, I’m not going to rant too much, or insult people’s intelligence, or insinuate that some people’s entire political existence is a complete waste of time and money. Nor will I question many of the conservative donors’ political acumen and how they invest hundreds of millions in pointless efforts. I will even restrain myself from completely insulting | Read More »
On the GOP Establishment And Primaries
Friends, I thought I would share this OpEd I wrote for the Kansas City Star, the home paper of incoming National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman and Kansas Senator Jerry Moran. Read it, and tell me your thoughts in the comments. How the GOP can avoid the next Todd Akin By Chris Chocola November 21st, 2012 http://voices.kansascity.com/entries/how-gop-can-avoid-next-todd-akin/ As Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran takes the reins of | Read More »
Let Them Eat Cake: As Hostess Workers Get Hurt, Bakery Union Bosses (& Their Kids) Do Well
Eighteen thousand Americans are now without jobs to put bread on their tables (pun intended). Yet, Frank Hurt will not be hurt in the least by the strike he led his members into taking, or the resulting unemployment of both his members, as well as other Hostess employees.
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Tags: Bakery Confectionery & Tobacco Workers
, Frank Hurt
, Hostess Bankruptcy
, Twinkie killers
, union bosses
, union hypocrisy
, Union Hypocrites
, union strike
Tech at Night: Copyright, copyright, copyright. Where the real money is made in the Constitution.
I said earlier this week that I wouldn’t comment on the RSC’s pulling of the copyright paper until I studied it. Well, I studied it, and they were wrong to pull it. Of course, for saying that, I’m being called some radical opposing the free market.
Meanwhile I’m getting called an ignorant tool of the big media companies because I oppose further market meddling in the form of IRFA.
It’s rare that a bill rises in awareness quickly but then dies hard. But by the time I’d even heard about the new Patrick Leahy power grab, this time spying on emails allegedly, he’s already given up on it. Score one for small government, at least.
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, Internet Sales Tax
, Jeff Bezos
, New York Times
, Patrick Leahy
, Sales tax
, Tech at Night
I Believe and Am Thankful
Marco Rubio is getting beaten up by the press for not decisively and convincingly saying he thinks the world is billions of years old. The press gave Barack Obama a pass for largely the same answer. This issue has become the new litmus test in the media for conservative politicians. Believing what was believed to be literally true for a few thousand years is now | Read More »
The End of The Twinkies Saga? Mediation fails to save an American icon and 18,500 jobs
Unless some yet-to-be named conglomerate steps in to buy the bankrupt banker, along with its liabilities–or Barack Obama nationalizes the Twinkie industry–it looks like this is the end for Hostess and 18,500 mostly-union jobs.
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Susan Estrich’s barren complaints about Obama’s future tax hike plans.
If she was a guy, I’d be calling said complaints “impotent.” [snip of all the reasons why Susan Estrich reflexively - and, alas, stereotypically - voted for Barack Obama] I did not vote for Obama because I think I am paying too little in taxes. While I think that it’s adorable that Susan Estrich thinks that Barack Obama cares about why anybody did or did | Read More »
Chemical Safety Board Subpoenas Black Elk Energy re: the West Delta 32 Explosion and Fire
We mourn the loss of life and pray for the missing worker. We wish the injured a speedy recovery. I am dismayed by a new development: U.S. board issues subpoena on offshore platform blast (Reuters) – A U.S. industrial accident investigative board served Black Elk Energy with a subpoena on Monday, seeking information about last week’s offshore Gulf of Mexico oil platform explosion that left | Read More »
Backward To The Future!
Ah, the 1950’s – a quaint decade of peace and prosperity. We compare it the 60’s, and mourn our nation’s lost hygiene, oops I mean innocence. Ok, so maybe that sort of nostalgia is overblown and a wee tad derogatory. Yet Dwight Eisenhower warned us of America turning into Amerika and we just didn’t get it. So Paul Krugman rides again to sell us his typically origami* version of economic events.
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