My Family’s Fourth of July

    While we are celebrating this weekend, I remember picnics with dozens of aunts, uncles, and cousins in the locust-zizzling heat of the New Jersey Pines. We would be surrounded by the scents of barbeques chicken and hotdogs, the sights of impromptu softball games and horseshoe pitches, and the constant chatter of familial gossip. Everyone lurked around the dessert table, the most popular attraction of the day, but we would have pans of | Read More »

    Three Years

    It’s hard to believe it’s been three years since I began posting at RedState. Like many, I began writing about well-known national issues, but after the 2008 elections, I started focusing more on State and Local issues. I worked with a couple of local City Council candidates, including the traditional knocking on doors and making phone calls. We won one and lost one. I wrote | Read More »

    Those who broke their Oath, and those who kept it

    Courtney Cook wrote an infuriating essay for Salon that exposed the contempt she held for her marital oath and her first husband, a soldier deployed in an overseas combat theatre when she left him. You’d be surprised how easy it is to leave a soldier on deployment. You can do it with a letter. (He can’t argue with you. He doesn’t have a phone.) If | Read More »

    Grow The Grades

    It is no stretch of the imagination that one of the greatest tools of society is education. The power of thought and ideas is the foundation for growth of the body and mind. It is also the foundation of growth for the family and society. In the overly complicated world we live in today, education must come from both the family and the community. Our | Read More »

    The Economy According to Les Nichols

      It is plain and simple. Americans have lost the fight and survival spirit. They have spent to long depending on Government to bail them out when they are in crisis. 200 years ago Americans depended on each other. The Family worked hard to make a home, to raise kids, Etc. What happened? What happened is we became creatures of comfort. We got lazy, and | Read More »

    I Believe in Family

    Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to take a break from the busy world we live in and refocus on one of life’s most important priorities, family.  This year I was blessed to spend this past Wednesday morning bringing in the duck season with my youngest son, Parker.  Any parent who has woken up to go hunting before dawn with their child and seen the excitement | Read More »

    The Big Tent is closed for renovation-rebuilding the party that Reagan built

    Today when I was in church, the Gospel Acclamation was Christ’s Sermon on the Mount, and one of the things that my priest addressed in his Homily was injustice. One of the ways we feel the presence of God is our anger to injustice and our feelings of resistance towards the presence of evil. My boys were baptized today in the Catholic Church, as I | Read More »

    It takes a family to fix a government:Moral relativism in the age of Obama

    It has of course, been a long while since I have blogged on a regular basis; in fact it was only this week that I have begun re-establishing my presence on RedState, reborn from BlackRepub to BlackConservative, the name I hold today. When I first began blogging, four years ago, I was simply here, on (smile) as a Republican, looking for someplace to vent | Read More »

    Today Show Feature: ‘There’s No Such Thing as Virginity’

    Jessica Valenti, founder of the vaguely pornographic sounding, has decided that there is no such thing as virginity in America’s young girls and the Today Show is entirely pleased with itself to give her a national TV venue from which to say so. Never mind how silly it all sounds. On April 22 Valenti and Today pushed the idea that sexually active girls should | Read More »

    Why the UN’s UNCRC might not be a good thing….

    How a great and noble sounding resolution can destroy sovernty, strip parents of rights, poison your family, end religion, and result in the liberal, state upbringing (brainwashing) of your kids! Article 12 “I don’t want to do homework or change schools. I don’t want to go to Church. I don’t want to go to therapy…my behavior is just fine…just leave me alone and let me | Read More »

    Woman Who Had Octuplets Has 6 Other Kids

    and lives with her parents on welfare with no husband in sight.    How this woman got IVF treatments I don’t know.    Now, I support a woman’s right to choose (I do because I don’t want Big Brother Government in my sex life) so that means I have to support her decision to not selectively reduce (fine, abort) some of the babies.   But, where is MY | Read More »

    DUI Payback!

    Well this isn’t the smartest thing I’ve ever done, but a drunk driver is in jail. Some of you may have read this post about my daughter being in an accident caused by a drunk driver. I tow cars for one of my part-time employers and deal with the carnage caused by DUI drivers nearly every weekend. To have her nearly killed by one really | Read More »

    Near-Death Experience…

    …and several years off of my life this morning. In addition to my full time job, and a part time job in the Reserves, I tow cars at a second part time job. Doing so, I see a lot of wrecked mangled messes left by drunk drivers and how it tears families apart. This morning, at 2:47am, it almost did so to mine. I got | Read More »

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    Morning Rush Hour – Went Great, No Spilled Coffee

    We had an uneventful (as in peaceful) sign-waving this morning just a few miles shy of tony Princeton, NJ. Where we were is much more private industry territory than non-profit/government territory. No Obama folks showed up. Great friendly response from our folks (all the usual various demographics), but more quiet “thumbs up” signs and broad smiles then on Friday’s rush hour. What was nice was | Read More »

    Obama’s Aunt…Hoping for Change

    Via DrudgeObama’s Aunt isn’t here legally. Maybe that is why she said she didn’t want to talk to anyone until after her nephew won… Maybe she thought that Pres O would pardon her. I guess that maybe she could go stay with her other nephew if there is room in the hut Can we start talking about America’s immigration problem again? or should we just | Read More »