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    The Democrats’ Problem

    The Democrats' Problem

    Members of the Democratic Party are soiling themselves over Barack Obama’s plans for unilateral, executive ordered immigration reform. They should be. Barack Obama has shown time and time again he does not care about them. Just a couple of weeks ago, Democrats were openly complaining in the New York Times that Barack Obama never helped them, listened to them, or hung out with them. He | Read More »

    Prayers for @PastorMark Driscoll

    Prayers for @PastorMark Driscoll

    “Though more blunt than perhaps a preacher should be, Christians need bluntness in their lives. Mark Driscoll needs some bluntness in his life right now.” “I wouldn’t worship a god who couldn’t win a bar fight.” I’ve used that line and variations of it over the years. Mark Driscoll was the inspiration for it. It is a good and accurate line. In a day and | Read More »

    Gay Zombies

    Gay Zombies

    Even casual viewers and fans of the zombie genre will be made to care. Apparently, it is a big deal that Daryl Dixon may or may not be gay. For those who do not know, The Walking Dead is a show about zombies, among other things, and is filmed here in Georgia. Why we need to know someone’s sexual preference while they are trying to | Read More »

    I Simply Do Not Care About Global Warming

    I Simply Do Not Care About Global Warming

    We’re all going to die or something according to the latest hysteria from the United Nations now that government bureaucrats have sufficiently added hype and hyperbole to the IPCC report on global warming a/k/a climate change. Folks, I do not care. Let me assure you that the world is not going to end and we are not going to cause ourselves to go extinct. This | Read More »

    Outing Christians

    Outing Christians

    Yesterday I noted the letter from Pliny the Younger to Emperor Trajan in 112 AD. Pliny had begun arresting and torturing Christians for the crime of, among other things, obeying the law. Think about that for a minute. It should be noted that Pliny the Younger had been given anonymous lists of who the Christians in his province were. As he wrote Emperor Trajan [A]s | Read More »

    How Many Will Die?

    How many people world wide are going to be slaughtered because of Barack Obama? I think the number grows daily. It is not just Americans who have died and will die because of Barack Obama, but many others. Our enemies are increasingly on the move across the globe. They are emboldened by a President in mom jeans who’d rather golf than lead. President Obama has | Read More »

    Be Blameless

    Be Blameless

    Those of us who are in politics and of faith need to work harder at being blameless. Look, we’re all sinners. The biggest difference between most of you guys and me is that my sins have more than once wound up in newspapers and on television. But we all fall short. I think too many of us are using that as an excuse though. Over | Read More »

    When Your Base Becomes Your Enemy

    When Your Base Becomes Your Enemy

    Throughout primary season, the National Republican Senatorial Committee in alliance with groups like the Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Partnership have treated the Republican base as their enemy. Running scorched earth campaigns, they have attacked conservative groups, they have attacked conservative activists, and they have funded third party campaigns to paint the tea party and its candidates as racists. They have been able to | Read More »

    Playing the Game Badly

    Playing the Game Badly

    President Obama has been really great at winning his own election. We have to give credit where it is due. He has beaten our side twice. But it really is rather spectacular just how bad he is at so much of the rest of the game of politics. And, on this point, I think it should be said that it is not really him, so | Read More »

    Go See The Hundred-Foot Journey

    For those of you who did not know, I grew up in Dubai. We had a housekeeper as most families did. She and her husband lived behind our house in a small two room servants quarters. Twice a year we left our home because our visas had to be renewed. During the summer, we would come home to my grandparents in Louisiana. Other times, we | Read More »

    So Then What About Bowe Bergdahl?

    So Then What About Bowe Bergdahl?

    The ISIS/ISIL nuts are not above trading a hostage for American dollars to later use against us. They made a ransom demand to the United States. CNN’s Crossfire tweeted out the response from the spokesman for President Obama’s National Security Council. “[The U.S.] does not grant concessions to hostage takers…. Doing so would only put more Americans at risk of being taken captive,” said the | Read More »

    I Increasingly Find Conflict Between My Faith and Some Conservative Discourse

    I Increasingly Find Conflict Between My Faith and Some Conservative Discourse

    “On the last day there will be a narrow gate. That makes me pessimistic about my future in politics and the future voices on the right” Were I to recreate this site, I think it would have no comments section. Disqus is just horrible. I do not recommend it to anyone. And it just helps further what I see on so much social media these | Read More »

    President Obama Shows Why He Cannot Beat ISIL

    President Obama Shows Why He Cannot Beat ISIL

    Credit where it is due: for once “No Drama Obama” showed some real anger and emotion. In addressing the nation about James Foley, President Obama had a level of righteousness in his voice he does not often have. While I think it unseemly that he was literally within ten minutes of his speech on a golf course, I appreciate the righteousness in his statement. But | Read More »

    Ferguson, MO and Our Neighbors’ Love

    Ferguson, MO and Our Neighbors' Love

    I am a thirty-nine year old white male in suburbia. When I hear of an altercation between an eighteen year old black male and a police officer, my natural inclination is to take the side of the police. For that matter, if I hear it is an eighteen year old white kid, Asian kid, Hispanic kid, or pretty much anyone else, my inclination is to | Read More »

    Perry Grand Juror Is Democratic Party Activist. Sought Out a Grand Jury Witness While Serving.

    Perry Grand Juror Is Democratic Party Activist.  Sought Out a Grand Jury Witness While Serving.

    Media Trackers has the scoop. A grand juror in the Rick Perry grand jury is not only a Democratic activist, but was active in the party while on the grand jury. Rho Chalmers, who disclosed to the Houston Chronicle yesterday that she was a member of the grand jury that indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry, was an active delegate to the Texas Democratic Party convention | Read More »