If you like your concealed-carry permit, you can keep it
There’s a good reason people are growing nervous about the huge amount of information our government is amassing on its citizens. The strange story of John Filippidis should put a chill in the hearts of everyone concerned about protecting their Constitutional rights, especially their gun rights. Filippidis is a Floridian with a concealed-carry permit, who drove to visit family in New Jersey over the Christmas | Read More »
Marching for Life
Next week is the RNC Winter Meeting, and this time around it’s being held in Washington, D.C. As many RedState readers know, that coincides with the annual March for Life. As a proud pro-life Republican, I saw this as a great opportunity for us to participate in this meaningful event. So we adjusted the schedule and pushed back our meetings and official business to allow | Read More »
Calling the 72 hour rule on the Mike Rogers / Ed Snowden / NSA / FSB thing.
Basically, House Intelligence Chairman Mike Rogers (R) – with Senate Intelligence Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (D) sitting right there, and not protesting – intimated that Ed Snowden may have been assisted by foreign intelligence agencies when he stole classified information. This will probably be a big topic of conversation this morning: The Michigan Republican added that there are still “certain questions that we have to get | Read More »
Democrats Playing in GOP primary for Texas Supreme Court
In the last few days I read, with interest, two items running on highly respected, national conservative blogs. First, Brandon Darby and Bob Price reported on Breitbart.com on the failed lawsuit of Joe Pool, Jr., against conservative incumbent Texas Supreme Court Justice Jeff Brown (whom I have been advising). The full story has a lot of good information in it, but the lede really says | Read More »
Peter Jackson’s Hobbit is more faithful to the books than the book itself
Certain corners of the Internet have been outraged about The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Peter Jackson’s second movie of three based on the book by J. R. R. Tolkien. Most notably, the author’s son Christopher claims the movie ‘eviscerated’ the book. The truth is though, that Peter Jackson had two mutually exclusive goals to set for these movies. He could have been faithful to | Read More »
An Addendum To My Pastor’s Sermon Today
Today is Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. As expected, my pastor did not speak on the subject. Although I know him to be a man that values the sanctity of life, he has never given a full sermon on it. If I had to guess, I’d say the reason has something to do with politics. My church is what is referred to as a “mega-church” | Read More »
Terry McAuliffe allegedly sold ABC board seat to ‘Republican’ Boyd Marcus.
Before we go any further, though… the Washington Post may tell us the details: they may not display any moral indignation. The Washington Post endorsed that corrupt suckweasel Terry McAuliffe for Governor of Virginia: the below is exactly the sort of thing that we all expected McAuliffe to do. Anybody who thought otherwise is a natural-born d*mned fool. Moving along: here is the timeline. Boyd | Read More »
Oklahoma? Jim Bridenstine. Okay?
To answer the question that keeps invading my vacation in the form of tweets, Facebook messages, texts, and emails — Congressman Jim Bridenstine. Jim is the guy I would support in an instant to replace Senator Coburn in Okalahoma. I don’t know whether he is running or not, but conservatives would be insane to not draft him into the race. In fact, I think conservatives | Read More »
Rand Paul (accurately) notes that Jim Crow was a majoritarian policy, too.
I am probably quite a bit too neoconservative for Senator Paul’s liking, but: no fear. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), in an interview Thursday, likened President Obama’s governing philosophy to the kind of “majority rule” that led to Jim Crow laws and Japanese internment camps. [snip] “The danger to majority rule — to him sort of thinking, well, the majority voted for me, now I’m the | Read More »
Tech at Night: When Snowden wins, America loses. Healthcare.gov is still insecure.
Bitcoin is not really as widely used as its shills want you to think.
Ajit Pai is the man and understand what it means for the courts to be used to quash innovation. As the courts refused to crush the VCR, I want them to leave Aereo alone.
By the way, Healthcare.gov is still at risk. Good thing it’s a miserable failure, though that doesn’t help the poor souls already signed up and at risk in the vulnerable systems.
Democrats want to pass a new law mandating a private-public partnership to track where you and your phone are at all times, in the name of 911 calls. But remind me again how all the Snowden stuff is about privacy and not anti-Americanism and a rollback to 9/10/2001 thinking again. Sure, guys. Sure.
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Douglas Ruskkoff And The Luddite Left
Wow! I thought I was the political reactionary. When did Archie Bunker register as a moss-backed Democrat and start work at some predictably Lysenkian font of mainstream media bed-pan wisdom? This apparently took place because Progressive jet-fuel geniuses have just now figured out that a free-flow of information will make it harder for them to control what people are currently thinking or what they say.
I’ve just read an example of this Progressive Neo-Reaction in a Politico Magazine article entitled “How Technology Killed The Future.” Author Douglas Ruskkoff, like the PTSDed space marine in the movie “Aliens” tells us its game over. He explains the nature of our ineffable damnation below.
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The result for institutions—especially political ones—has been profound. This transformation has dramatically degraded the ability of political operatives to set long-term plans. Thrown off course, they’re now often left simply to react to the incoming barrage of events as they unfold. Gone, suddenly, is the quaint notion of “controlling the narrative”—the flood of information is often far too unruly.
Arizona GOP lodges FEC complaint against the pro-Ann Kirkpatrick House Majority Super PAC.
Oops. PHOENIX – The Arizona Republican Party filed a complaint today with the Federal Elections Commission against a pro-Ann Kirkpatrick ad currently running on television in Arizona. The complaint argues that the television ad violates federal laws that prohibit coordination between candidates and Super PACs. The complain asks the FEC to immediately begin an investigation into the ad. The ad, which is running on Phoenix | Read More »
Missouri Tax Hypocrisy
Just a few months after Missouri’s Governor Jay Nixon vetoed a small but beneficial income tax cut, totaling $700 million over 10 years (barely larger than the one-year value of recent cuts in North Carolina), the Governor convened a special session to provide tax carve-outs for aircraft manufacturer, Boeing.
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An Orchestrated Media Hit On Ken Buck
As I type, the left wing media is orchestrating a hit job on Ken Buck in Colorado. The left wing propaganda machine has taken a quote wildly out of context and driven it to national attention through a series of websites, including a 501(c)(3), the Huffington Post, and the Denver Post. Steve Benen, writing for the Rachel Maddow Show site, has also picked up the | Read More »
Washington’s Income Inequality Debate
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the debate over income inequality, the difference between rich and poor in America and if there is a way to bridge the gap.
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