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    It’s Great for America So Naturally the Left Opposes It

    Next week will begin public meetings regarding the Keystone XL Pipeline, which will be a pipeline connecting Alberta, Canada with Gulf Coast refineries. As I’m sure you can expect, the freaks are going to come out of the woodworks.  The left is already giving them their talking points: From the Climate Change® appeals – While protecting the climate will ultimately require legislation and treaties, in the | Read More »

    Green Profiteers and Plastic Bags

    Believe it or not, there’s been a war going on over plastic bags for some time now.  It seems that manufacturers of those reusable bags you see near the checkout line were none too pleased that so many people were continuing to choose plastic or paper bags as opposed to shelling out $20 bucks for their environmental solution. So the reusable bag company known as | Read More »

    Attacking Attack Watch’s Attack on my Attack on the Auto Bailouts

    Most of you are well aware of the glorious goon squad known as Attack Watch.  Primarily from the fantastic video highlighting all of their features, but mostly because we’ve all come to the mutual agreement that they are a gigantic joke. Yet, I feel compelled to acknowledge that I was fortunate enough to be attacked by these modern day propaganda ministers for an article that | Read More »

    EPA Regulations Will Result in 1.44 Million Job Losses

    Last week, I wrote about how the EPA was warring with industry, one can only assume in an attempt to destroy jobs.  As that war continues, I thought it might be helpful to put some actual numbers in front of our readers so they can get the clearest picture possible about just how many jobs are being lost in the name of environmental protection against | Read More »

    President Obama and the EPA’s War on Jobs

    For some time now, I and others have been documenting the relentless assault on economic growth by the EPA under President Barack Obama.  I feel like a broken record at times trying to beat this drum and get people to realize that while Obama doesn’t keep all of his campaign promises, destroying the coal industry is one that he has done everything he can to | Read More »

    Bachmann Stayed Quiet on Mandatory Vaccinations While Serving Minnesota

    What’s worse than a mandatory vaccination that never actually came to law and, even if it had, contained an opt-out? According to Michele Bachmann, nothing. In fact, if you listen to Michele Bachmann these days, you’d think Governor Perry was strapping 12 year old children to tables to inject them when he takes breaks from using the other needle on inmates. Bachmann is making the | Read More »

    Government Wants to Protect Your Neck

    Rep. John Boehner recently requested from President Obama a list of any pending regulations that would cost business $1 billion or more. Interestingly enough, Obama did as requested and some of the more egregious regulations have been making waves. While they’re all expensive and ridiculous, one particular regulation put another chink in the armor of an administration that I have said before, seems intent on bankrupting the American | Read More »

    Media Silent as Audience Instructed to Applaud Obama

    What you are about to witness is either awkward or simply military protocol.  Either way it’s media bias on display. There were a few things that jumped out to me immediately when I watched this video originally aside from the obvious fact that no one applauded until instructed to. My first thought was, “perhaps this is simply how it’s done.”  After all, they were playing | Read More »

    Solar Power Business Model Unsustainable

    The Obama administration has been trying to foist green industry on uninterested Americans since he first stepped in to office three years ago.  So far, the efforts have been less than successful.  The Chevy Volt has miserable sales, wind-power has proven to be something less than a viable alternative, and now it appears that reality is catching up with solar power as well. Solyndra is | Read More »

    DOJ Advises Gibson Guitar to Export Labor to Madagascar

    The Gibson Guitar saga has taken a sinister turn. It seems that the Department of Justice wasn’t satisfied with merely raiding the law abiding factories of Gibson Guitar with armed agents, shutting down their operation costing them millions, and leaving the American company in the dark as to how to proceed without going out of business. Now, according to CEO Henry Juszkiewicz, agents of the | Read More »

    Harington vs Schultz – Round 2

    I recently had the privilege of interviewing Karen Harrington, candidate for Congresss in Florida’s 20th district where she will be trying to unseat the infamous Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Some of you may remember that Harrington was unable to defeat Schultz in the 2010 elections, but Mrs. Harrington believes things will be different this time and answers my questions as to why and how that will | Read More »

    President Obama has Tour Buses Flown to Stump Speeches

    President Obama has been touring all over the midwest these past few weeks, giving speeches to crowds of fans, anxious to hear what’s next on his agenda.  One could be forgiven for believing that these are less about pushing the president’s current agenda, and more about launching the reelection campaign, however this is a charge that the administration adamantly denies. But there is a very simple reason | Read More »

    DOJ Raids Gibson Guitars looking for Illegal Wood

    The Department of Justice is under fire for taking the bold step of sending armed agents into the factories of Gibson Guitar in Nashville and Memphis to seize what it believes to be illegal wood. Via press release from Gibson: The Federal Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. has suggested that the use of wood from India that is not finished by Indian workers is | Read More »

    Vetting Rick Perry

    We need to hold our political candidates’ feet to the fire.  It is primary season, not the general elections, and if there is any time that we should be hard on Republicans for their records and positions, it’s right now.  There’s virtually no such thing as a “gotcha” question right now, because as a candidate for the most powerful job in the world, you’d better | Read More »

    Government Motors Spends Your Money

    Yes, General Motors.  A great example of Obama’s efforts to revitalize our economy.  He bravely handed a failing industry billions of dollars of other people’s money and then planted political friends in high positions while paying off the unions with shares of the company. As recently as May of this year, people like Jen Psaki, White House Deputy Communications Director, and Vice President Joe Biden, | Read More »