Much like the frog our water is boiling!
I am reminded of a fable about a frog and a boiling pot of water. I look around these days and can barely recognize the country we have become. According to our own President American exceptionalism is dead. We are inherently no better than the Greeks or the Iranians because after all everyone is special right? How did we get here? Some people will look | Read More »
Veterans Day and an Oath
Almost 14 years ago I took an oath, signed some papers to defend this country from tyranny and oppression. I took that oath knowing full well that it would affect my life in ways that I could not have imagined at the time. I realized the choice I made would cause me to move a few times, and the addition of a wife and kids | Read More »
Shocking Obamacare increases higher in red states.
Stop me if you have heard this one before. The President is determined to punish those that go against him or slight him in any fashion, real or perceived. For him though, the ultimate slight is having the gall to not vote for him. I mean can you imagine the nuts on those people to disrespect the chose one by voting against him? Well he | Read More »
Principles and spines. Why the GOP establishment doesn’t understand.
Word came out today that McConnell and the GOP establishment are hell bent on destroying a private Republican consulting firm because they had the audacity to work with the Senate Conservatives Fund. This really comes as no surprise. After all the SCF is determined to remove McConnell and his squishy friends from office. This leads us to the problem that the establishment doesn’t understand. They | Read More »
Why Ted Cruz and Mike Lee are responsible for Obamacare roll out failure.
Follow me on this one. Yes, I fully supported them in their bid to defund or delay Obamacare. I truly believe that it is the most destructive force to ever be unleashed upon the American workforce and the economy as a whole. But look at it this way. Contrary to what Obama and HHS want to admit, they knew that the webpage was going to | Read More »
Just think soon they will be in charge of your healthcare.
With the passage of Obamacare and the twisted pretzel shape that John Roberts had to get into to shove his head that far up his ass to rule it constitutional comes a glimmer of hope. Wait, no. That’s not the right word. What I meant was another reason to fear for your personal freedom and wealth. Imagine this you immigrate, legally I might add, from | Read More »
Charles Boustany – Flag Waiver
I write this as being from LA originally I try to keep up with the goings on there. When one thinks about the type of Republican that should be coming from the State of Louisiana one thinks of the type of Senator that Ted Cruz is, or the type of Congressman Trey Gowdy is. Meaning they obviously have no interest in being someone’s friend or | Read More »
Backroom deals and lack of a spine.
It was announced today that the complete surrender of the GOP is in the works. McConnell got with Reid and gave away the farm, while Boehner is making sure that the House passes the bill with Dem votes first to prevent a filibuster from Ted Cruz and Mike Lee. If you think this wasn’t always the plan you’ve lost your mind. For those of you | Read More »
GOP stabbs you in the back again
According to the Hill the Senate Republicans want to offer a plan that would raise the debt limit, and fold completely by funding the Government for a year at Sequestration levels. Notice it says nothing about defunding Obamacare, only removing the medical device tax. Could that long with the poll numbers that make it look like the GOP is losing be the reason that the | Read More »
Thanks for nothing Paul Ryan
In negotiations there is a saying “shoot for the stars and you might get the moon.” Basically ask for everything you could dream about and you might be able to end up with close to what you really wanted. Republicans in Congress have never learned this lesson. They shoot for their nuts and typically end up shooting their own feet. Meaning they start out asking | Read More »
Captured AQ leader great news, but why do we know it?
I have read a few places this morning that we captured an AQ leader in Tripoli Libya. That news in and of itself is a great thing. We can interrogate him – turns out no Miranda issued yet – and hopefully get some real intelligence that can be used. That of course is a fallacy. Abu Anas al-Libi was taken off the streets of Libya | Read More »
Po Pimps in 4th Grade
Maybe you have seen this maybe you haven’t but here ladies and gentlemen is just another example of Common Core making sure that our children are ready for the world. I mean once they get through school they have to be able to survive and that’s where Common Core comes in. I mean how else can they explain teaching kids about a song called Po | Read More »
Just like that government accountability died a little more.
So the D.C. Court of Appeals has decided that who the President of the United States meets with is well, none of your damn business. In a decision that contains a level asshatedness not seen since the Obamacare decision, the Appeals Court unanimously decided that the logs of who visits the Oval Office is beyond the reach of the FOIA. Someone is going to have | Read More »
God Bless America!
On this day 237 years ago, 56 men signed a document who, had things gone a touch different, would have been hanged for treason against the crown. These men were willing to pledge to each other their lives, fortunes and sacred honor, in the name of Divine Providence. All for the idea, the belief, that there was a better way. A way forward that prevented | Read More »
2nd Amendment and who wants to throw it away.
A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state; and the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed. (2nd Amendment) When those words were attached to the Bill of Rights the Founders had a very specific purpose in mind. It is not a coincidence that it was added second only to the freedom of speech, | Read More »
Is Obama squirming over sequestration?
On Jan 1st Congress and Obama made a deal that push sequestration back to March 1st. In that Obama was able to get his tax increases that he wanted on the “wealthiest Americans”, and apparently the GOP managed to screw up and paint him into a corner. That is the only thing that can explain why Obama is all of a sudden willing to do | Read More »
Jindal still has some fixin to do in LA
Every Tuesday at Fresh Market stores in LA, you are able to buy a gallon of milk for 2.99, this was a promotion that the store had been running for some time. Now, thanks to some unidentified complaint, the State Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain says that this is illegal and has to stop. No seriously a State Commissioner told a store that it | Read More »
Does the No budget No pay bill really make a difference?
I ask this in all seriousness. The House passing the bill is a good step I think, but where does it really get us? It allows Obama to continue his reckless spending until April at the earliest and only means that the Senate has to do the job that the Constitution requires them to do already. So again I ask does this really make a | Read More »
The Debt Limit is the right fight.
I have been reading a lot of things today about how people out there are thinking that we should not have the fight on the debt limit because it is as they say “the wrong fight”. People like Newt Gingrich think that we should wait and fight in March at the end of the CR and allow the debt limit to raise now and make | Read More »
Did Treasury purposely force us to hit the debt limit during fiscal cliff debate?
Earlier I spoke about how it seemed kind of odd that throughout the year the Treasury kept telling us that we would make it until Feb before the debt limit was reached. Then magically on Dec 31 we hit the debt ceiling. Turns out we hit it on that date because Timothy Geithner forced us to hit it on that date. According to CNSNews it | Read More »
Why Obama won re-election
We have come a long way throughout the relatively short history of our country. We went from ruled colonies to one of the most powerful to the most powerful nation in under 200 years. That ladies and gentlemen is amazing. But slowly along the way things started to happen. We started to relax our morals, we started to lose that self determination that allowed us | Read More »
Can Conservatives win the coming debt limit and sequester fight?
I ask this in all seriousness. I know that if we had a “leadership” that was more concerned with reigning in spending and reducing the debt we could win. The problem is we don’t have that kind of leadership. True, we do have some in Congress that feel this way and have the spine to make it work, but those unfortunately do not amount to | Read More »
Blame the media for the current gun control fight.
With the gun grabbing left in full swing, and even beginning to attract some of those that at one point or another we endorsed by the NRA, I believe that it is time to start talking about what gun control laws would actually prevent. And for the record no I DO NOT mean mass shootings. However it could lead to more of them. Think about | Read More »
Great News: 16.4 Trillion debt ceiling to be hit Dec 31
According to the math whiz that runs the Treasury Department, we will hit the debt ceiling sooner than we expected. Don’t worry though through some accounting gimmicks he can make us reach Feb. Maybe. Some how the guy who couldn’t figure out turbo tax can figure out to the day we will run out of money. Something smells fishy here. So at the same time | Read More »
NYT still trying to white wash Fast and Furious.
An article in the NYT designed to show the public how much better the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms could be if Gun rights groups and Conservatives would just allow them to have more funding and less legal restrictions Then they go on to throw one more white wash on the Fast and Furious debacle, I guess just to make sure Obama still knows | Read More »