Atheists stay classy and respectful
So it is Christmas and time for nutter atheists to gather around their lattes and pronounce religion in general and Christianity in particular a humbug. As usual the lack of breeding creeps through. This year the cute thing they have come up with is placing billboards in the South portraying a cute kid asking to not go to Church on Christmas because they don’t | Read More »
Our ‘Irresponsible’ and ‘Unpatriotic’ $18 Trillion National Debt
Today, the national debt is $18,005,549,328,561.45. It was $10,626,877,048,913.08 when Obama became president. That is an increase of more than a 7.4 trillion dollars during the almost six years of the Obama presidency. There is much to be disappointed about during Obama’s presidency. But one of the most disappointing things is the incessant, irresponsible and out of control spending. In 2004, when the deficit was | Read More »
Questions arise on Rolling Stone alleged gang rape at UVA story.
There is a technical term for the bolded part of this excerpt from The New Republic‘s otherwise laudable (no, really) look at the suddenly-problematical Rolling Stone article about an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia*: “If I had to guess what happened at UVA—and at this point, we can only guess (which is why we should not be passing judgment),” Wendy Kaminer, a | Read More »
Put Up or Shut Up, John Boehner
says Americans don’t trust Barack Obama. He says the President is undermining the trust of the American people. So why is going to do nothing to stop the President? They will put no provisions in their continuing resolution to stop the President. They will fund the very thing they say they are opposed to. Put up or shut up, . Either stop the President or | Read More »
I Told You So
The House Republicans will take a symbolic vote against President Obama’s Executive Amnesty. But they have no intention of stopping him. In fact, they will enable him and fund his plans. That’s the reality. Told you so. Call your congressman now and tell him you think this is a bunch of BS. Demand they stop the President, even if it means shutting down the government | Read More »
Obama sets record as losingest loser President in loser history
Larry Sabato has an interesting article in Politico asking the intriguing question why any political party would want to have the presidency for two terms given the damage that does to the party in Congress and in the States: The historical record is clear: A party surges when it elects a president, but goes into a roller-coaster decline shortly thereafter. Even if a party makes | Read More »
Boehner’s Two-Step Plan to Do Nothing About Amnesty
House Speaker has no problem letting Obama have everything he wants, as long as the government doesn’t shut down. His “two step plan” is to first erect a billboard at the border on Obama’s road to amnesty. It will say “Stop. You can’t do this.” All the while the Obama convoy of undocumented aliens will continue to flow, knowing that their permiso will allow them | Read More »
Ashton Carter and Shaping of Obama’s Pentagon
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Steve Bucci to discuss the departure of Chuck Hagel at DOD, nominee Ashton Carter, and how Obama’s choices to head the Pentagon have influenced our military and its readiness.
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Put Body Cams on All the Cops
I ran across this video yesterday of an interaction between a law enforcement officer and a young black man in Pontiac, MI that as far as I can tell was filmed on Thanksgiving morning. The video graphically and starkly shows a young man being harassed for the crime of walking while being black on a Thursday morning, also helpfully illustrates the power of video recording | Read More »
The GOP Will Fund Obama’s Executive Amnesty Plan
I took to the airwaves last night (first time since I got bronchitis) and my voice mostly held out. I spent a good bit of time talking about the GOP’s plan to fund Obama’s executive amnesty plan. They will fund it.
How Elizabeth Warren Helped Set Ferguson, MO on Fire
In the Aristophanes play The Clouds, philosophers are mocked and essentially portrayed as fancy-sounding BS Artists. Aristophanes was a skilled comedian. Humor usually revolves around taking a new and interesting look at the truth. This time the funny man was pretty funny. However this time the funny man was also wrong. Bad philosophy is far worse than just being an object of ridicule. Pro Aristophanes, | Read More »
Tech at Night: Regulation is about gaining and keeping control
Time and again we see calls for government to take the wheel. In fact in “It can’t happen here,” the fairy tale of a fascist takeover of America, their version of the swastika was a ship’s wheel, representing government’s control over economy and society. Every time there’s a call for regulation, ask what they want control of, and why.
God and Family
Yesterday, I finished my first semester of seminary. Thanks to so many of you for your prayers. A lot of people cautioned me when I started to be careful not to lose my faith. I’m not sure what seminaries they went to, but my faith has been well served by spending time in seminary. As I told my wife, I have found my tribe. Examining | Read More »
Elizabeth Lauten Did Not Deserve What Happened to Her
Elizabeth Lauten was a communications staffer for Congressman Fincher of Tennessee. She did something I disagree with. On Facebook, Ms. Lauten critiqued the behavior and outfits of President Obama’s daughters. I don’t think any child asks for their dad to be President or run for office. They don’t deserve the spotlight. But that did not keep the media from making a spectacle of the Bush | Read More »
Turns out Harry Reid was dumping money into Greg Orman’s race after all.
Assuming that the Graham-Everett-Wheeler Many-Worlds hypothesis for resolving quantum mechanics is correct, in some alternate universe right now I am posting this Tweet with an angry I told you so. Turns out @SenatorReid‘s super PAC did support Greg Orman in KS, funneling $151k into a pro-Orman s-PAC in final days http://t.co/sxD9039lpX — Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) December 2, 2014 …because in that world ‘independent’ Greg | Read More »