Tammy Duckworth: Political Hack, Professional Victim, Schoolyard Bully
Yesterday Tammy Duckworth heaped abuse on an American citizen because she disagreed with the service connected disability level he had been awarded by the VA. Astonishingly, she is being applauded by many on the right.
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Mitch McConnell’s Riveting Immigration Speech
It’s better late than never. Two hours before wrapping up the immigration debate, Mitch McConnell finally gave a few-minute floor speech speaking out against the amnesty bill which he supports. Here are some gems: FOR ME, AT LEAST, THAT THE FINAL BILL DIDN’T TURN OUT TO BE SOMETHING I CAN SUPPORT. THE REASON IS FAIRLY SIMPLE. AS I SEE IT, THIS BILL DOESN’T MEET THE THRESHOLD | Read More »
Proposition 8 might still be the law under the California Constitution
Yesterday, when the US Supreme Court denied the right of California citizens to stand up and appeal for Proposition 8, the state constitutional amendment they voted in place directly, it looked like the lower court’s decision against the amendment would stand.
After all, The Supreme Court has thrown out all of those appeals in Perry v Brown, leaving only the initial trial court injunction against Proposition 8 by George H. W. Bush appointee Vaughn Walker, and a stay against that by the Appeals Court, which will likely be lifted now.
But Big Government has noticed that the California constitution may not take the word of one judge alone as binding on the state. So as of now, Proposition 8 may be the law of the land in the Golden State.
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The Future of Marriage
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Andrew Walker to discuss the fallout from yesterday’s same-sex marriage decisions at the Supreme Court, the impact this has on the state and if it threatens your religious liberty.
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Time To “Document” House Members on Illegal Immigration
It is quite clear that an overwhelming majority of the Senate couldn’t care less what the people think on illegal immigration. These people live and die by polling, but when it comes to polling on an issue that will create a permanent Democrat majority, they will never listen to us. According to the latest FoxNews poll, Obama is completely under water on the immigration issue | Read More »
Nonexistent Frogs and Endangered Private Property Rights
It’s not about common sense. It’s not even about saving the darn frog. This is about Federal bureaucrats, aided by environmental busybodies, stopping at nothing to make sure that private citizens know who’s boss.
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Yes, You Will Be Made to Care
Those of you coming in on this post, I apologize for sending the Morning Briefing just after midnight, but due to events outside my control today I needed to go on and do it and send it out instead of getting up at 4am. – Erick ———– You will be made to care about gay marriage. You may think it does not affect you or | Read More »
Tech at Night: Catching up on Snowden and Wikileaks. ITC takes on patent trolls.
Missed Tech on Monday due to a very uncomfortable and annoying, but not particularly threatening health issue. So let’s catch up.
Spying and cybersecurity. Edward Snowden intended to defect all along. And he’s probably now in Russia after serving up anti-American propaganda bait in commmunist China.
Meanwhile, one Lulzsec anarchist is under tough parole terms, we find Bitcoin is increasingly tied to crime, and Wikileaks isn’t going to get off easy backing Assange, Snowden, and Manning. For good reason.
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Let’s give the Republic another chance
Texas was all set to pass a set of restrictions on abortion Tuesday night. The legislation would ban abortion after 20 weeks, a position supported by a heft 62 percent of the local electorate. Stricter health and safety standards for abortion clinics would have been imposed, with an eye toward preventing further horrors in the style of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell’s ongoing re-enactment of the | Read More »
We Must Stand Witness
Let me summarize that for you: the baby sits there, safe and warm because she has never been anything else, waiting for the next instant when she will hear her mother’s voice. She is then punctured, torn, sliced, and slashed to death, her body ripped to shreds where before all she ever felt was comfort and sleep.
She is still waiting for her mother’s voice as her brains are ripped from her body.
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IRS Agents keep taking the Fifth.
Not to distract from the Supreme Court wars, but there’s an ostensibly nonpartisan situation going on over at House Oversight: A second IRS employee summoned to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee invoked the Fifth Amendment on Wednesday and refused to answer questions — a flashback to Lois Lerner, who did the same during a hearing on the agency’s scandal last month. Gregory Roseman, | Read More »
Did the Supreme Court’s Gay Marriage Ruling Just Destroy Colorado’s TABOR Law?
In its decision regarding the 2008 California ballot initiative that prohibited gay marriage, the Supreme Court ruled this morning that citizens who supported the initiative have no standing to defend it in federal court. Only government officials have that right, the Supreme Court ruled. Although the case initially appeared to be confined to gay marriage laws in the state of California, namely the “Proposition 8″ | Read More »
RFS Mandate Expansion Gets Big Name Conservative Opposition
I already told you about Reps. Pete Olson & Joe Barton’s big government grab for expanding the RFS Mandate to have ethanol requirements for natural gas. Well there’s a hearing on it today and the opposition is getting vocal. To Members of the United States Congress: The undersigned organizations urge you to oppose H.R. 1959, the Domestic Alternative Fuels Act of 2013. The bill would | Read More »
SCOTUS DOMA Ruling A Loss For Big Government, Democrats
The Supreme Court’s ruling today on the Defense of Marriage Act is a loss for big government, not for marriage. Let’s revisit. The year was 1996 and I was a young college frosh, Democrat, and progressive activist. Democrats campaigned on DOMA. Clinton, the new Kennedy-of-sorts, was a fervent supporter, writing prior to the bill’s signing: I have long opposed governmental recognition of same-gender marriages and this legislation | Read More »
Do Liberals and Conservatives Have Different Brains?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by Dr. Sally Satel to discuss her new book, the perils of addiction and if there is a difference between the brains of liberals and conservatives.
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