Hear me now if you DARE! – A Redstate Mormon speaks out!
PREFACE This diary came from a comment in response to the honorable Mr. Rooster aka – The Gamecock of Gamecocks, the DeVine of Redstate, and as such my considered friend indeed. PRE-AMBLE The failure of Mr. Jeffress to articulate his response to a gotcha question is most regrettable. Make no mistake, the object of the media question was to drive division on a potential nominee | Read More »
Prognosticating the Paucity of World Economies & Money Aggregates; Declaring the Abundance of Divine Providence
Fellow citizens, you’re being cheated! “By a continuing process of inflation, governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens. There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing basis of society than to debauch the currency. The process engages all the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and does it in a | Read More »
, Stop being lame about candidates
[Updated] You just might be a candi-bot.
Jeff Foxworthy infamous for his comedy routine regarding the identification of rednecks has provided a framework in identifying the cultural links among people who have identity markers due to their social behaviors. His mastery in delivery and timing was such that all audiences could understand his quick quips and punchlines that helped everyone understand a little better just how a redneck sees the world. Take | Read More »
Can we just deal with the Giant “Mormon” Elephant(s) in the room?
This is not a religious diary, its not intended to get you to be sympathetic to Mormons from a religious or political perspective. Pay attention though, you may learn something from this Perry Supporter. You may or may not have had personal associations with a Mormon in your life… I have, I am one. I was raised in Utah (there’s a lot of Mormons there), | Read More »
Understanding How Class Warfare Fails to Solve Our U.S. Debt Problems
Looking at 2008 IRS report of income taxes: The top 1% of individual tax payers earned roughly 20% of all reported AGI (adjusted gross income). Let’s break that down shall we? The implication is that if you are lucky enough to be in the top 1% of earners of taxable AGI, that means you should be able to afford to pay more taxes to help | Read More »
Some short thoughts on a long and tiring 2012 horse race.
Preface The horserace for GOP Primary ’12 is on… I have thoroughly enjoyed this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this, and this piece, sometimes for the subject of the material written, but mostly for the predicate of the discussion that is for me fleshing out some interesting viewpoints. Then there was this piece which was absolutely brilliant and brought a lighter side | Read More »
To the independents and ‘none of the above’ crowd, Please raise your hand if you can no longer ignore the 800LB JACKASS in the room!
Title Explanation A favorite English idiom “ignoring the elephant in the room” is ‘often used to describe an issue that involves a social taboo… This idiomatic phrase is applicable when a subject is emotionally charged; and the people who might have spoken up decide that it is probably best avoided.’1 The title was adjusted to make more political sense… because the social taboo is no | Read More »
Birnbaum to press: I fall on the sword, but don’t accept responsibility
Elizabeth Birnbaum the former Deputy Secretary of the MMS of the Dept of Interior today resigned according to Ken Salazaar “on her own terms, and by her own volition…” The talking point may be “a failed appointment by Obama”, or “Ms. Birnbaum was ‘too cozy’ with the industry she was appointed to regulate”… Yes, I suppose we could go back and forth all day long | Read More »
In all tenderness I say, HUMILITY is the currency of the Righteous, Let us publish PEACE not WAR
I do not speak of humility lightly. I suppose that the action of bowing petulantly with guile and deceit for the alleged purpose of gaining the respect and popularity among peers and those deemed elite, is an act worthy of being repudiated as nothing more than grandiose cowardice. I think that covers pretty much anyone who has held public office and has REJECTED the views | Read More »
Joe’s ‘Depression’ and 5 cents will get you a nice hot cup of JACK SQUAT!!!
I work for a large corporation that closed my site down. They pulled us all into a room and said, we’re closing the site down, we’ve got outplacement, we’ve got severance, and we’re offering relocation requisitions for those that want to apply and move with a relocation. I thankfully received and accepted one of these offers to move my family halfway across the nation and set roots | Read More »
Media Bias in the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election and the Effect of the Blogosphere
Prologue This is a research paper I wrote this spring regarding Media Bias during the Election of 2008 for a writing class in school. I haven’t been able to post it until after I received my grade for the class. I’m primarily publishing this just for sake of publishing it. My hope is that for nothing else you enjoy it. Bibliography has been included, and | Read More »
To Rick Moron err…[Moran] and any other “true conservative” that has words for Redstate…
It started HERE with a well thought, well worded, well presented argument that we shouldn’t label Deomcrats and Leftists as “Socialists” and “Communists”. The general premise is that those in Washington aren’t extremists and shouldn’t be labeled with ‘isms’ as they have the same principles that we share in the root of a common Ethical ideology known as Individualism. That’s some deep thinking for those with insight into | Read More »
RE: To the Kinder-Gentler Devastating Populists fighting Elitists
I don’t speak for anyone but myself… but I am sharing my opinion… If you have a pulse and have been reading redstate over the last 3 months you no doubt understand that Sarah Palin has been the subject matter for many posts, and comments of many well-intended and verbosely gifted people. A call for moratorium on using the Palin trademark by substituting the acronym | Read More »
Give me SOME(THING/ONE) to believe in!?!?
This post is mainly for the new folks coming to the site writing diaries about rebuilding the republican party. I think it is widely known that the Directors of this site are in favor of rebuilding the party, throwing the bums out, and cleaning house when it comes to congressional cronyism, speaking out on conservative principles, re-establishing grassroots efforts, and making dirty people famous, while | Read More »
How the Declaration of Independence is THE guide to the problems Republicans face today
This is primarily a response to Dan McLaughlin’s most excellent “think-piece” as he puts it. Instead of making a most lengthy thread of response with tangents, I thought I would respond with a post. Let me begin by saying that I believe that Dan and I, as well as the rest of the ANTI-Obama-marxist-socialist-communist-weak-willed-spineless-power-grabbing-lunatics movement (i.e. anyone that loves God, Liberty and/or the American way) are in | Read More »
DHS Extremist Assessment (REVISED EDITION) – No Quarter Politics
The release of this report and its timing is oddly the day before the Tea Parties. A tactic to maybe scare off the fringe that actually are “Rightwing Extremists” and are worried about being assaulted by riot-gear police and know that satellites are tracking their movements… I’m outraged… but not because I’m now implicated as an extremist, but because this is clearly the work of partisan | Read More »
Can we get an Open Thread on T.E.A. Parties for Tommorow?
I thought it would be nice to get some conversation going for what Redstaters can do at T.E.A. parties scheduled for tomorrow. My thoughts below:
Thanksgiving for a Country Under God!
George Washington was our first president to observe a day of Thanksgiving at the urging of congress in 1789 as a Nation. Although it wasn’t the first time that he rallied the colonies to collective observance. In 1777 he issued General Orders as Commander in Chief of the Continental forces to observe a day of thankgiving. Thanksgiving was not established as a national holiday tradition | Read More »
To the Conservative WRITE IN camp…
NOW HEAR THIS YOU WRITE IN “CONSERVATIVES”… HOW CAN YOU ASK SOMEONE IN A BATTLEGROUND TO VOTE MCCAIN WHEN YOU’RE ON RECORD VOTING FOR ANYONE ELSE?
Question about the use of Ms. vs. Mrs.
I have a co-worker that brought this up as a concern and I explained to them the origin of “Ms.” but while reading all the news out there on Ms./Mrs. Palin I noticed there has been a lot of references of both “Mrs. Palin” and “Ms. Palin” in the same articles. So in reading I find many more “Ms.” references than “Mrs.” references…but often a | Read More »