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    It’s Christmas in Congress

    In the grand spirit of Christmas, Congress has seen fit to shower themselves with gifts from us. In continuing with their Holiday enthusiasm, and following in the footsteps of such great Christmas poetry like “‘Twas The Lame Duck Before Christmas,” I have assembled a video that you can share with your friends and family so that they know what they got their benevolent Congress, President | Read More »

    Congressman-Elect Mick Mulvaney – “Democrats confused”

    I recently had the opportunity to interview Congressman-Elect Mick Mulvaney of South Carolina’s 5th District about his impending transition to Capitol Hill.  We had a great discussion ranging from Paul Ryan’s “Roadmap” to the Democrats’ apparent confusion or perhaps indifference to the mid-term elections as evidenced in their recent attempt to push a 1.1 trillion dollar Omnibus through a lame duck congress. Mulvaney is a | Read More »

    “The System Worked”: Man Boards Plane with Loaded Gun

    Some moments have come to define this administration’s level of incompetence and detachment from reality.  For Janet Napolitano of Homeland Security, the defining moment is when she claimed “the system worked” shortly after a man came within seconds of blowing up a commercial airliner having only been narrowly thwarted by other passengers.  She soon retracted her statement, however the damage had essentially been done.  Coming | Read More »

    Obama is Failing: Does This Mean We’re Not Racist?

    At 39 percent, President Obama’s approval rating now equals his all time low from two years ago, with 63 percent of those polled defining him as a “weak leader.” Let me be clear: This president is failing. The biggest hit was among Democrats, who dropped from 82 percent to 73 percent as a result of negotiations with Republicans over the tax deal. That’s right; the Democrat | Read More »

    Obamacare Unconstitutional

    In a stunning defeat for President Obama, a Virginia judge has declared parts of the Health Care Reform bill to be unconstitutional. As we digest the opinion we will post more information, until then consider this an open thread.

    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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