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    Blame the Democrats for High Gas Prices

    In the Atlanta area, where I am, gas prices are up $0.77 from where they were a year ago. It is worth noting that Democrats have been politicizing and blocking expanded oil drilling for quite some time. Consider this: “Critics (of Arctic drilling), including Sen. John F. Kerry, D-Mass., say the drilling plan would violate the nation’s last remaining pristine wilderness. Moreover, they charge, the | Read More »

    I hope the left will be accurate in its criticism

    Many on the left are criticizing Speaker Boehner for the decision to keep Frank Buckles from lying in state in the Capitol Rotunda.This is not a partisan matter. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is joining John Boehner in the decision.I believe they are both wrong, but I do think it is both unfair and unwise to solely point the finger at John Boehner.Frank Buckles and | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for March 7, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing  For March 7, 2011Go to www.RedStateMB.com to get the Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Speaker Boehner & Harry Reid, Allow Frank Buckles Into the Rotunda   2. Reid’s Obstructionism May Cause Government Shutdown   3. TN Democrats go, charitably, nuts over teacher reform bills.   4. NJ Union Caught Interfering With Turnpike Bidding Process Gets Shown the Exit   | Read More »

    Speaker Boehner & Harry Reid, Allow Frank Buckles Into the Rotunda

    [UPDATED:] Press reports this evening indicate that Senator Harry Reid is siding with John Boehner on this. The post has been updated to reflect that.I think Speaker John Boehner and Harry Reid are making a terrible mistake.The Speaker’s Office and the Senate Majority Leader are blocking a request that Frank Buckles be allowed to lie in state (or in honor as the case may be) | Read More »

    BREAKING: Rick Scott Wins

    The Florida Supreme Court has ruled that Governor Rick Scott can reject high-speed rail funds from the federal government.Scott had decided to decline high-speed rail funds for a Tampa to Orlando line and two state legislators sued him. The Florida Supreme Court had put the bipartisan lawsuit filed Tuesday on a fast track because LaHood had given Scott until Friday to accept the money.Scott, an | Read More »

    No More Short Term Continuing Resolutions

    I’d like to echo Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann, Heritage Action for America, Jim DeMint, and a growing group of conservatives: we don’t need anymore short term continuing resolutions. Heritage Action for America has a great post up on this very point. If the President and Senate Democrats are genuine in their desire to fund the government, cut non-security spending and avoid a shutdown, H.R.1 should be | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for March 4, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For March 4, 2011 Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. No More Short Term Continuing Resolutions 2. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) Meets Hitler 3. Tax-Payer Funded, Union-Run NLRB Using Google to Advertise ‘How to Start a Union 4. Libya Just Isn’t Worth US Military Casaulties 5. Wallis’ Progressive Call to Arms Misses [the] Mark 6. | Read More »

    Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) Meets Hitler

    Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) is not a Nazi. But he has a history of voting for policies the Nazis championed. But he is not a Nazi. Nor is he Nazi like. He just likes a lot of policies the Nazis championed.That’s not hyperbole. That is actual fact. I wouldn’t bring this up except Sherrod Brown is calling Jim DeMint and Scott Walker “nazis” except they, | Read More »

    The Incestuous World of American Politics

    I get asked all the time why people are so cynical about politics. Here’s a great example: Andrea Saul, who was Charlie Crist’s communications director.Here’s one of her attacks on Marco Rubio: “As the truth begins to surface about Speaker Rubio’s double billing of taxpayers, lavish spending of Republican money, and, just today, excessive pork spending, no ad will be able to stop voters from | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for March 3, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For March 3, 2011 Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. The Passion Deficit 2. A Note to Labor Secretary Solis: Collective Bargaining Has No Place in Government 3. Secretary Chu’s Insidious Economics of Energy 4. Collective bargaining reform passes Ohio Senate. 5. Eminent domain in Texas: still work to be done.

    I’m on for Neal Boortz Today

    I’m filling in for the Talkmaster, Neal Boortz, today. You can listen live at http://wsbradio.com and call in at 1-877-310-2011. Consider this an open thread.

    Morning Briefing for March 2, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For March 2, 2011 Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Christians Now Considered Unfit For Foster Parenting 2. Greg Sargent Encourages Unions To Commit Violence Then Demands We Look At His Record on Palin and Arizona 3. Duplicative Programs Cost More than GOP Cuts 4. More Hackery at Politico Courtesy of Andy Barr 5. As | Read More »

    Greg Sargent Encourages Unions To Commit Violence Then Demands We Look At His Record on Palin and Arizona

    UPDATE: Sargent just took to Twitter and called my quoting him directly “comical lies.” That seems to be a rather damning indictment of Greg Sargent about his own writing. ——————— Greg Sargent is whining at the Washington Post, not that I pointed out his calls for union violence in Wisconsin, but that at the very end, after all was said and done, I besmirched his | Read More »

    The Non-Conspiracy

    “These people are not fools. They want a world where we all live in big cities and use the sun and wind to run our lives — a return to the 14th century with 21st century hygiene.” It is not a conspiracy. Some of you think it is. It is not. A conspiracy is a secret plot by two or more people to do something | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for March 1, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing  For March 1, 2011Go to www.RedStateMB.com to get the Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Our last WWI vet passes away at age 110   2. The Non-Conspiracy   3. Washington Post’s Greg Sargent Demands Unions Get Violent. Union Goons Attack Fox Reporter.   4. Does Harry Reid Want A Government Shutdown?   5. Beyond the Left’s Talking Points: WI | Read More »