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    When is a Compromise not a Compromise?

    As Daniel Mitchell from Cato notes, there is a lot to love and a lot to hate about the deal that was worked out to extend the current tax rates.  The quick rundown is, no one’s taxes are going up (Good), unless you’re dead (Bad) and its temporary nature will make it more of a depression protection as opposed to an economic boost (Ugly). Of | Read More »

    No compromise.

    I have grown weary of hearing the calls for bi-partisanship.  The calls for “reaching across the aisle” and “bucking your party.”  And yes, I’m even tired of that sacred word that hushes the most stubborn of partisans: Compromise.  Compromise in terms of leadership or lack thereof.  Compromise with ulterior motives and double-speak.  Compromise that hurts our country, indeed our world. To some this is counter-intuitive | Read More »

    The FDA in bed with Big Business

    You probably remember the fanatical fear that gripped the nation these last few years in response to a few factories with tainted peanut butter. You may also remember the national panic when spinach was a killer stalking grocery stores across the country. These types of events are notorious for being blown out of proportion by the national media & being chaotic by virtue of bureaucratic | Read More »

    TSA – You don’t HAVE to fly

    This is an only mildly exaggerated run down of the latest in cutting edge security techniques from the TSA: . Click through for a disturbing “post-pat down” photo.

    The Battle for America begins in 20 Days

    However, the movie is already out: In Generation Zero, Citizens United & Director Stephen Bannon laid out the crimes. In Fire from the Heartland they observed the heroes. The third film of this stylized trilogy is the final act and we are all in it. The Battle for America wasn’t specifically written for politicos like you and me. It was developed with the sideliners in | Read More »

    The Socialist

    Every age seeks visionaries to leave, in the wake of their genius, a changed world – but rarely are they found without a few strikeout also-rans getting a crack first. In 2008, millions of Americans thought they had found the real thing. Over the subsequent two years the nation moved inexorably – though rarely without battle – toward European-style socialism. Through the warring perspectives of | Read More »

    Mick Mulvaney Money Bomb!

    39 Seats in 39 days.  Mulvaney is looking to raise $39k. You may remember Mick Mulvaney from my interview with him earlier this year.  He’s a conservative, endorsed by the likes of Freedomworks, Mitt Romney & of course fellow South Carolinian Sen. Jim Demint. He’s running against 14 term incumbent and Democrat John Spratt.  Spratt is the House Budget Committee Chairman.  The House Budget Committee | Read More »

    Fire from the Heartland

    The conservative woman is at the same time underestimated and misunderstood by the national media and leftists in general. Often, liberals will poke fun at the conservative woman, whom they believe has resigned herself to subservience to the patriarchal dreams of conservative men. At the RedState Gathering in Austin, TX this past weekend, I had the opportunity to view a fascinating film. “Fire From the Heartland” is | Read More »

    Trent Lott…er…Kay Hagan must go.

    [from the diaries by haystack...this right here is some good stuff...] Trent Lott Kay Hagan either meant what he she said, or he she didn’t. In either case, if Lott Hagan does not resign voluntarily as Senate majority leader from the Senate Armed Services Committee, his her Republican Democratic colleagues should fire him her. At the 100th birthday party for retiring Sen. Strom Thurmond on Dec. 5, Lott discovery that Senator Robert | Read More »


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