Why Americans Prefer Genghis Khan to Congress.
When asked if they have a higher opinion of either Congress or a series of unpleasant or disliked things, voters said they had a higher opinion of root canals (32 for Congress and 56 for the dental procedure), NFL replacement refs (29-56), head lice (19-67), the rock band Nickelback (32-39), colonoscopies (31-58), Washington DC political pundits (34- 37), carnies (31-39), traffic jams (34-56), cockroaches (43-45), Donald Trump (42-44), France (37-46), Genghis Khan (37-41), used-car salesmen (32-57), and Brussels sprouts (23-69) than Congress.
So here’s a political and philosophical quandary to chew on. Do most Americans secretly yearn for Democracy? My answer is pretty much unfashionable and unsexy. Most Americans, if given a social unconstrained choice and the opportunity to control what happens if they don’t choose deliberative process, would tell you take Democracy and shove it from whence the waste emerges. So given this economic preference, who in their ever-loving gourd would actually like Congress? Certainly not that vocal and growing Ghengis Khan Fan Club™.
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What’s in it for ME?
As I watch the news, I see Liberals calling for gun control, raised taxes on the rich, and an increase in spending, in addition to shoving Obamacare down our throats. I sit in wonder and disgust, asking myself “Why do they want these things? I thought these people were elitist bigots who didn’t care about the American people, so why are they pushing to assist | Read More »
The Debt Limit Fight and What Democrats Conveniently Ignore
To hear the pundits talk, there is an impending royal battle developing over raising the debt ceiling sometime in February. Having given in on raising taxes in the “fiscal cliff” battle, Republicans won a sort-of victory by taking off the table giving the President control over the debt limit ceiling, something he demanded through his surrogate, Tim Geitner, in negotiations. That proposal resulted in some | Read More »
Boehner Retained as House Speaker
Today in Washington Congressman Boehner was reelected Speaker of the House and it looks as if we may have two more years similar to the last couple. But…the Republicans still have Congress, so things could be worse. Unless of course you care to listen to president Obama’s adviser Jarrett’s comments from this past year: “There is going to be hell to pay. Congress won’t be | Read More »
Oil Producers To Share Four Corners Data At Conference
By Farmington Chamber of Commerce FARMINGTON, N.M., Dec. 31, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ — An energy conference scheduled for March 18 and 19, 2013, will feature a series of presentations about new drilling for shale oil in the Mancos Shale Formation of the Four Corners Region of Northwest New Mexico. The conference will be held at San Juan College in the Henderson Fine Arts Center. “This | Read More »
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, energy industry
, Marcellus Shale
, Meet the Press
, Natural Gas
, New Mexico
, New Mexico Center for Energy Policy
, San Juan Energy Basin Conference
, shale gas
, Tax Revenue
, tea party
, U.S. Congress
, white house
Even in Bi-Partisan Deal, Obama Botches it with Ego
The campaign is over. Barack Obama has already won the last election he will ever run. Why, then, did he use his speech about the potential for a fiscal cliff deal to take jabs at Congress in general and the Republicans in particular?
The Fiscal Cliff Losers: Conservatives, the Tea Party, and the GOP
On Nov. 7, we knew who the president was going to be. We were fully aware that we were going to get four more years of Democrat President Barack Obama. And, we also knew that we held a majority in the House but failed to gain a majority in the Senate. The political landscape was clear. What we would be able to accomplish should have been, as well. | Read More »
Matthew Boyle is a Clown (Edited by Erick)
Amazing to have Hill staffers and others coming to RedState to attack RedState and Brietbart for our opposition to Plan B. Go play in the Speaker’s office. Not welcome here. Erick
Great News: 16.4 Trillion debt ceiling to be hit Dec 31
According to the math whiz that runs the Treasury Department, we will hit the debt ceiling sooner than we expected. Don’t worry though through some accounting gimmicks he can make us reach Feb. Maybe. Some how the guy who couldn’t figure out turbo tax can figure out to the day we will run out of money. Something smells fishy here. So at the same time | Read More »
We allowed this to happen now deal with it.
I have been trying to figure out what I wanted this post to say for a few days. Today it struck me as to what it was that I wanted to say. I have been reading that people think that the Conservative caucus of the Republican House screwed everything up by throwing a “Tantrum” and making sure that Plan B failed. Some people believe that | Read More »
A Modest Proposal
I dearly want to save the Nation another pointless discussion of gun control. The fact is, crazy people kill people, and Congress can’t or won’t address the the far more contentious issue of controlling crazies. After all, the only solution to that would require banning anyone having ever been confined to a psychiatric institution or anyone having ever been prescribed psychiatric drugs from owning guns. | Read More »
It’s Not About Hunting
“I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory, and might I add, nor the bullet for its swift precision. I love only that which they defend.” – J.R.R. Tolkien The gun-control debate is once again on the front burner, as always, following a tragic media-gasm. Diane Feinstein is back to calling | Read More »
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, "Right to Bear Arms"
, Concealed Carry
, natural law
, sandy hook elementary
, School Shooting
, Second Amendment
, Tenth Amendment
, Thomas Jefferson
Embrace the Cliff!
Congress: All y’all voted and passed it last year, and President Obama signed it. Please go home, enjoy the holidays, and do nothing. You’re good at that. Social Security is safe: they made a $59.3 billion profit as of September 30, the end of the Federal Fiscal Year. Grandma will keep getting her payments. although she’ll lose some on dividends and interest from all she’s | Read More »
In praise of simplicity
I am in Washington, D.C. for a few days, and while I was at a coffee shop this morning, my online news feed was full of discussions about this fiscal cliff mess: what the President is proposing, how the Republicans are reacting, whether there is any chance of a deal, how bad it will hurt our economy if we go off this fiscal cliff, whether it’s even remotely possible to avoid it, and so on.
What frustrates me is that, as usual, the debate in this town misses the main point – neither side is taking any steps to address why we’re in this mess in the first place…
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In this post-election funk in which we conservatives find ourselves, I think it’s a useful exercise to speculate on not so much on why we are in the fix we’re in, but to focus on what to do to fix it. Instead of admiring the problem, it’s time for bold solutions. And I stumbled on one this evening. It’s radical. It’s fresh. It’s new. It’s | Read More »