From the diaries, by Erick Well, we’re 27 days away from a new year. The year. The year we’ve been talking about for 14 months. I have a question for you. What are you prepared to do? Are you going to just sit by, worry, be anxious and complain about how everything is being messed up in our country? Or are you going to do | Read More »
Dear Erick: Thanks for the Morning Briefing
This diary arose out of a conversation I had with Erick on Twitter. Erick tweeted about the RedState Morning Briefing, and I decided to thank him for doing it. While that wasn’t the end of the discussion, I’d like to carry my remarks a bit further on a medium more suited to long discussions. Unlike most people my age, I’m a bit of a new | Read More »
Citizen Soldiers Arise!
Today in America, we are all, once again, Citizen Soldiers. One of my most memorable conversations with family was with my wife’s grandmother, Jane, who was a frail but spirited woman at the time. During World War II, she made bomb racks, working with rivets in a factory. America was fully mobilized to fight the threat of National Socialism and Imperial Japan. During World War | Read More »
The Left Mobilizes For ObamaCare: 100,000 Calls on Tuesday
TPM has published an e-mail detailing a new grass roots push for ObamaCare. Organizing for America (OFA) is rallying its troops and holding mass ‘house parties’ on Tuesday with the aim of making 100,000 phone calls to Congress in one day. On Tuesday, October 20th, OFA volunteers will gather at “Time to Deliver” Call Parties in living rooms like yours across the country. We’ll call | Read More »
Limbaugh the Sequel: Is it Possible to Embarrass the NFL?
After the NFL has made a mockery of itself by obsequiously smacking its forehead against the ground on which DeMaurice Smith, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton walk, it is up to NFL fans to find out if it is possible for the NFL to be embarrassed any more. Remember, this is the league that welcomes people convicted of homicide, rape, burglary, wife-beating and dog-fighting back | Read More »
OMG! What have they done?
Not promoted from the diaries by anybody because we’ve promoted Aaron to the front page. Yes, yes, I know “My God, what hath thou wrought?” I’m asking myself the same thing. — Erick Come, sit by the campfire while I tell you a story. September 2000 I left the U.S. Army confident that Al Gore would be the next President of the United States of | Read More »
Phase III Activism: Virginia, New Jersey and Health Care
A recent article in The Wall Street Journal by Kimberly Strassel had this critical observation: The Obama White House isn’t half as worried about what Virginia means for next year’s elections as it is what Virginia means for this year’s health fight. A wipeout in the Old Dominion could send Blue Dogs scampering for cover. If health care isn’t done by Nov. 3, it may | Read More »
Ross Douthat Still Doesn’t Get It
One may read Mr. Douthat’s article here. I’m sure he’s a nice guy, but he doesn’t get it. I don’t believe that “just passing something” of a healthcare bill will be a positive. The downward spiral in Obama’s poll numbers & the amazing rise in grassroots activism demonstrated by the TEA Parties & the 9-12 rallies is not about a single issue – it’s about | Read More »
In Defense of Christianity, of America
Now, many of you who view the above video and read this blog entry may be familiar with Choson Ninja, the Youtube ninja instructor. Some of you may even be away of the danger he presents within the martial arts community. All of you, I’m sure, having read this far, are wondering why I am even bringing him up. As I am sure you know, | Read More »
NRSC: Rototiller [Updated]
UPDATE: Buck will not withdraw. Hey all I wanted to reassure everyone that it’s full steam ahead for my campaign for the U.S. Senate. While other candidates may still jump in the Senate race, one thing is clear – our party’s nominee will be chosen by Colorado’s grassroots Republicans, not by political operatives in Washington D.C. See you guys at the next GOP function! UPDATE: | Read More »
President Obama was right. I was wrong.
This is going to be shorter than usual. You know, it is true that I am right most of the time, but there are times when I just blow it. And as an honest man, I will admit it, apologize (if it’s warranted), and strive to do better in the future. It’s called having integrity and admitting your faults. I’ve run successful companies like this, | Read More »
Keeping Up with the Nutroots: ‘This is a Remember the Alamo cry’
Ben Smith of Politico has an important piece about a single break out session at the Nutroots convention. As much as I despise liberal activists, they are good at what they do. They are often light years ahead of conservative activists. This is why I found it interesting that Ben Smith, who covers a smorgasbord of topics, would write a full length piece on one | Read More »
The Buying a Camera Open Thread
With all the talk lately that we should be ready to take pictures of Democrat wrongdoings, I’m wondering if I should get a camera myself. My Blackberry can take pictures, but the pictures it takes would be too blurry to be of much use in a political scrap. So, I put it to the crowd: What are the options? Is it possible to get sharp | Read More »
Support Independent Conservative Journalism
Guys, this is going to be short and sweet. As a lot of you have come to understand, Redstate is not in a position to pay contributors. But I believe, and I expect most of you agree, that what we do here is important. Online activism and investigative blogging are well-paid, slick operations on the left. They have mega funding. On the right, this is | Read More »
Healthcare Reform Debate Response to President Obama – My Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear President Obama, I am one of the multitude who opposes government-controlled health-care. This email address was set up to alert your staff to “disinformation” regarding the health-care proposals being debated in congress and across our wonderful country. I have not read every one of the 1,000 pages or so in the bill; I have, however read many of them & find the plain language | Read More »