On gender identity…
I’m only writing this cause I’m short on ideas of subjects to write on. I really don’t care about the whole gender identity issue in of itself. If religious liberty got entangled up with it, I would care but I don’t generally speaking. My philosophy is live and let live meaning what individuals do in their personal lives is their own business so long they’re | Read More »
Minimum Wage Vote Shows West Virginia is Not ‘Open for Business’
Last week anti-abortion supporters were given a choice: keep supporting Democrats who claim to be “pro-life” or return to their Republican roots. Will business face a similar choice?
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Charlotte, NC Mayor Arrested For Theft, Corruption
This has been a bad day for politicians without a party. From the Charlotte Observer, Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon arrested on corruption charges Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon was arrested Wednesday on federal public corruption laws after a four-year investigation, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Charlotte announced. Cannon was charged with theft and bribery after an FBI sting operation, said Anne Tompkins, U.S. attorney for the | Read More »
Illinois Democrat’s Home Raided In Child Pornography Investigation
When Illinois Democrat Keith Farnham resigned from the State Legislature last Wednesday citing “health reasons” no one suspected his “health” problem was kiddie porn. At this writing, Farnham has not been charged with kiddie porn possession or arrested for having child pornography. The only indication of his guilt is that the FBI raided the house of a member of the state legislature looking for evidence | Read More »
Will Oklahoma Lawmakers Actually Cut Taxes This Year?
They last cut taxes back in 2012 which was 2 years ago. Over the past decade, the legislature cut taxes numerous times from a high of 7 percent to the current of 5.25. They did last year pass a tax cut bill for 2015, but the State Supreme Court struck it down due to unconstitutional logrolling with a separate subject. So now we’re back to | Read More »
Two-In-One Diary ~ The Importance of Religious Liberty/Will There Be A Libertarian President?
This is gonna be something I’ll try to do every once in a while so as to save time. Sometimes the subjects will be related, other times there’ll be as far apart as can be like today. The Importance of Religious Liberty Kristen Powers wrote a ridiculous column calling the religious liberty bill proposed in the KS Legislature anti-gay Jim Crow. While Powers to her | Read More »
Traditional Marriage Fails To Get On Ballot In Indiana
Looks like a state constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage in Indiana won’t be on the ballot until 2016. Though I ask traditional conservatives this; what good by this point does it do passing constitutional amendments when they’re being knocked down left and right? First in Utah, then my state Oklahoma, then Kentucky in cases of out-of-state marriages and latest case is in Virginia. There’s | Read More »
Who the hell cares about Michael Sam’s sexual orientation? UPDATED for name mistake
To be honest, I don’t give any damn for sports usually. I occasionally watch the Superbowl and my dad has always been sports fan and in fact went to KSU which is home to K-State football. Other than that though, I’m just not interested in sports and generally haven’t for most of my life. With that all aside though, let’s get to the issue at | Read More »
, marriage privatization
, MSM bias
, Progressive Leftist
, same-sex marriage
Should the GOP or our side in general de-emphasize social issues?
A question first. What the hell is a social issue exactly? As best I can make it out, something having to do with culture and society of some sorts. Issues we most think of are marriage and abortion. To my subject I recently read a column from PJ Media co-founder Roger L. Simon on his take of social issues. In it he made the point | Read More »
, Gay Marriage
, marriage privatization
, Progressive Leftist
, social issues
Endorsement Friday – Matt Bevin, Shane Osborne, Greg Brannon, Lee Bright, Milton Wolf
This is where I go down the line of endorsing five candidates every Friday. These are all candidates for Senate. Here we go. Matt Bevin – KY I want McConnell gone more than ever now. Matt Bevin is a constitutionalist in similar style to Rand Paul and Mike Lee. Very solid on all the issues down the line. Endorsement sealed. Shane Osborne – NE This | Read More »
Tags: 2014 midterms
, Greg Brannon
, Kay Hagan
, Lee Bright
, Lindsey Graham
, Matt Bevin
, Milton Wolf
, Mitch McConnell
, Progressive Leftist
, thad cochran
When Does The Hate Labeling Stop?
Seriously why can’t we just call them crimes? A crime is a crime regardless the motivation. I’m here to take a whip to the concept of hate crimes. I don’t know when the whole idea started (probably long before I was born), but people apparently thought labeling certain crimes as hate crimes would help deter crime rates. Well for as long as they’ve been around | Read More »
, Hate Crimes
Time For A Death Penalty Conversation UPDATED
I suspect a great here at RedState will disagree, but I don’t care. All I want are for folks to listen to my points of argument. Like I said before, my libertarian journey took me a number of months to get (probably 8 or 9 to be exact). Though even after that there were issues of which I didn’t have much of a true opinion | Read More »
Reading Erick’s Book: Red State Uprising and I have a question
I received an autographed copy or Erick’s book for Christmas from a friend (thanks for the inscription Erick). I am enjoying it very much and will post thoughts and questions as I read. From page 18, third paragraph about half way down I find this, “A Republican Congress isn’t worth having if it is not going to be a conservative one, filled with men and | Read More »
Nick Rahall (D, West Virginia) and the carbon tax.
This ad from the American Energy Alliance against Congressman Nick Rahall is not precisely subtle: …which does not mean that it’s incorrect. Basically: in 2013 Rahall voted for the Progressive Caucus’s budget amendment. Said amendment relied on a carbon tax; carbon taxes are bad news to West Virginia coal miners, given that you tax things when you don’t want more of it; and Nick Rahall | Read More »
Ann McLane Kuster (Democrat), 2011: Libya = Middle East. Kuster, 2013: …NO IT’S NOT!
For the benefit of Democratic Rep. Ann McLane Kuster, (NH-02)… Benghazi is the second largest city in Libya. Libya is that somewhat large country in North Africa between Algeria and Egypt. That particular country, desperate apologists to the contrary*, is part of what most people call ‘the Middle East,’ – including, apparently, Ann McLane Kuster. From March of 2011: Kuster said she supports Obama’s recent | Read More »