“A Tree and Its Fruit”, Gov. Scott Walker and Barack Obama’s Faith
There’s been yet another stink in the left-wing press about Gov. Scott Walker and his reluctance to give the “right” answer to their bear-trap-oriented questions. When asked if Barack Obama is a Christian, Walker responded “I don’t know.” But THEN he also responded: “I’ve actually never talked about it or I haven’t read about that,” Walker said, his voice calm and firm. “I’ve never asked | Read More »
I’m done with the Super Bowl. The leftists have won.
There are a lot of folks who watch the Super Bowl for the experience and could care less who wins the game. It’s about the party, the time with friends and family, and just to have fun. Super Bowl 49 (or whatever the Roman numerals are) slammed the brakes on that experience and brought it to a screeching halt. The TV ads are one of | Read More »
Oxford University Press demonstrates the polar opposite of “provocative”
A couple of days ago I described how I thought that avoiding publishing the Charlie Hebdo “satirical” comics would adhere to the Biblical principle illustrated by the Golden Rule, as such an act would be overly provocative and done primarily to tick off the Muslims. But now we see the other end of the spectrum, courtesy the hyper-sensitive folks at the Oxford University Press. Not | Read More »
Posting The Cartoons – an alternate PoV
First, let me say: I do not post this to condemn anyone who supports publishing the “Charlie Hebdo” cartoons or any other illustrations showing and/or mocking Islam’s Prophet Mohammed. This country has the right of freedom of speech/expression, and I do not support restrictions on it, nor do I criticize those who choose to exercise it. That said… My initial inclination after the murders of | Read More »
Reacting to killing
I hate Twitter, mostly for politics. I use it for work, for which it is quite useful. But for discourse about controversial topics, it is a horrid medium. And with the deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, Twitter and other outlets such as blog comments have again shown themselves to be atrocious places to converse about such events. There has | Read More »
My Idea For A New Ad Campaign: “THANK GOD They Don’t Vote!”
It came to my attention today that the folks at “Rock The Vote” have started a new ad campaign that consists of clips supposedly showing how us old folks (I’m 53, by the way) think and how horrible it is that we actually get to vote. They are trying to get that vaunted “youth vote” to show up and cancel out us old codgers that | Read More »
The Inconvenient Truths of Evil and ISIS
A couple of weeks ago I wrote that we must eradicate the evil of ISIS by killing them. More and more Americans are coming to this realization, including our reluctant President, who has been dragged kicking and screaming into the real world. I deliberately used the word “evil” repeatedly in that diary – I wanted to make the point that ISIS is made up of | Read More »
No, the NFL Is Not a Hotbed of Wife and Child Beaters
Let me begin with two bits of information: If I made the rules, Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson would be out of the NFL and probably both of them would be doing some time for assault and child abuse. I really don’t care about NFL football. My sports seasons are MLB and NHL. I watch the NFL for about 2 weeks before hockey starts. Remember, | Read More »
9/11 – This Year is Different
This morning I posed this thought to my Redstate colleagues: In the past 13 years, I can’t recall feeling quite this way on this day. I can’t watch the news coverage. I feel disturbed somehow. I think maybe it’s because this year, more than any other, I feel like if something like that happens again, Barack Obama and the cast of incompetent boobs that surround | Read More »
Guess who predicted the anti-Christian discrimination at Vanderbilt and Cal State?
A couple of weeks ago, an article appeared in Christianity Today which re-ignited the interest in the Vanderbilt University policy change in 2011 which removed official student group standing from Christian campus organizations such as the Intervarsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF)*. The piece was written by a student leader, Tish Harrison Warren, who described how she is apparently “the wrong kind of Christian”. This is how | Read More »
The Only Answer to the Evil of ISIS: Eliminate it By Force
Yesterday I visited a museum that had a WWII exhibit which contained snapshots of newspaper headlines published just prior to the beginning of the war between Nazi Germany and Poland, and they reminded me of some similarities to our current geopolitical situation. Before Hitler’s steamrolling of Poland and most of Europe via blitzkrieg, various politicians in Europe attempted to negotiate with Hitler, allowed him to | Read More »
From The Mailbag: I’m a Token!
It took a bit longer than I expected, but the inevitable happened – someone got banned for making a nasty comment on my diary on Racism, Voting and Ferguson, and they responded thusly: From: xxxxxxxx Subject: Your moderator is a racist Date: August 25, 2014 at 5:42:57 AM MDT To: “email@example.com” <firstname.lastname@example.org> Bill S, listed as a moderator, who has been posting very non-conservative replies | Read More »
Racism, Voting and Ferguson
Let me begin with a little background. I have lived in the St. Louis area most of my life. I live less than 20 minutes from Ferguson. I drive within a mile of the Ferguson protest site every couple of weeks as I travel to/from Illinois. I used to buy Krispy Kreme donuts at a store on West Florissant Rd, the street where the problems | Read More »
An electric bike? What is Harley-Davidson thinking?
There are at least two of the Redstate contributors, including myself, who own and ride Harley-Davidson motorcycles. When I bought my Softail Slim, the salesman said “Welcome to the family.” And that is what it is. It’s a family, a culture, and in some cases a lifestyle. Harley owners spend many thousands of dollars for their bikes and thousands more to customize them…new (louder) exhausts, | Read More »