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    A Logical Consequence

    In the Politico, David Rogers laments there are no rules now in Washington. Everybody is doing there own thing. Well of course they are. For the last four years, Democrats have championed the President more and more going it alone. They have watched the President overstep the boundaries of his authority on Obamacare changes, on amnesty, and virtually anything else that suits him. The Democrats | Read More »

    The Pro-Life Movement Must Stop Being Whores of the Republican Party

    I know there are many angered by the title of this post, but the truth hurts. I cannot tell you the number of times I have been to political events where a politician kisses babies and talks Jesus so the pro-lifers in the crowd get thigh sweats and send the politician to Washington. When the politician takes up with his mistress or pays for an | Read More »

    The Betrayal Makes Me Smile

    The Betrayal Makes Me Smile

    I am smiling over the betrayal of the House Republicans. Led by Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) 57%, the House Republicans have yanked a bill that would prohibit the savage killing of 5 month old children, some of whom are gruesomely killed feeling their bodies torn limb from limb. The Republicans did this on the day of the March for Life, when thousands | Read More »

    The Two Faces of Renee “Abortion” Ellmers as House Republicans Fail Pro-Lifers

    House Republicans were set to re-pass the 2013 Pain-Capable Unborn Children Protection Act today. The legislation would prohibit 99% of abortions after 20 weeks, the point at which there is no doubt children can feel pain. The measure is identical to the legislation passed in 2013. But this time, with a chance of passing both the House and Senate, Congresswoman [mc_name name=’Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC)’ | Read More »

    Ronald Reagan Rhetoric and Nancy Pelosi Results

    Well done, House Republicans. You’ve managed to screw it all up in only a few short weeks. Here is your must read of the day from Russell Moore of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. The Republicans in Congress should come and explain this atrocity to the hundreds of thousands of people gathering here in the nation’s capital to march for life. The congressional Republicans | Read More »

    Forever Determined To Let Us Know He Won

    One of the most valuable lessons I have ever learned in life came from one of the Deans of Students when I was in college. He would never sit at the head of the table in a meeting. Often he would sit off to the side. He said he was the Dean where ever he sat. Barack Obama, commentators on both sides of the aisle | Read More »

    I Have Read the Speech. It Sucks.

    The President who wanted to extricate the country from war will spend a significant portion of his speech talking about foreign policy and national security. He will do so because his own policies have caused disasters around the world. He will spend a lot of time on “middle class economics,” which means more taxes, more spending, and more government dependence. Gone are the days when | Read More »

    Fifty-Six Percent of Americans Think Obama Has Done Nothing To Improve The Economy

    The headline that the Washington Post uses is “Obama is getting credit for the economy. But nobody’s celebrating just yet.” On their twitter feed, they highlight that 42% of Americans give the President credit for improving the economy. What their actual data says is that 56% of Americans think the President has either done nothing to improve the economy or made it worse. Big difference | Read More »

    CNN Reports on No-Go Zones. Forgets All About It While Interviewing Gov. Bobby Jindal.

    CNN’s Max Foster interviewed Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal over the weekend. He grilled Jindal on so-called “no-go zones.” Pay attention to what Jindal actually said, as documented by CNN. Jindal was also unable to offer examples during an earlier interview with CNN’s Max Foster, saying that he’s “heard from folks here that there are neighborhoods where women don’t feel comfortable going in without veils … | Read More »

    The Closing of the Republican Mind

    The Closing of the Republican Mind

    The Republicans just beat the Democrats pretty badly. But the Republicans perceive that they also beat conservatives. The perception has helped closed the Republican mind. The conservative stalwarts of the past have given way to the return of the patrician Republicans who will use government to care for the people, just in different ways from the Democrats. The Party of Nixon, Ford, Bush, Dole, Bush, | Read More »

    The Arguments for Abortion = The Arguments for Slavery

    As we close out observances of the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., we should again be reminded that the arguments used by the pro-kid killers in America mirror the arguments of slaveholders in the Confederacy. See, for example this gem. All life is not equal. That’s a difficult thing for liberals like me to talk about, lest we wind up looking like death-panel-loving, kill-your-grandma-and-your-precious-baby | Read More »

    The Street Sweeper

    The Street Sweeper

    August 28, 2013, was the fiftieth anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. It is a very good speech. But it is not my favorite Martin Luther King, Jr. speech. My favorite is little known and even less remembered. It is a speech no leader in America on a stage such as he commanded would ever think to give. It is | Read More »

    The Daily Devotionals

    I’ve discovered that a lot of you want the devotionals I’m writing in your inbox. So I am making that possible. If you want my daily devotional to show up in your inbox, instead of having to remember to go to the website, go here now. I’ll have them emailed to you on a daily basis.

    Brokeback Selma

    Last night, I did a mashup of the Selma and Brokeback Mountain trailers. Had Oprah made that movie, not only would Brokeback Selma sweep this year’s Academy Awards, but the Academy would force all prior winners to hand over their awards. I think I win the argument.

    Another Example of Why Global Warming Zealots Are a Bag of Crap

    DOOM! people. Doom. It is the hottest it has ever been!!!!! Unless you use satellite based temperature measurements, which the global warming crowd loved until those measurements stopped scaring people. So it is back to DOOM. 2014 was the hottest year ever. In fact, it was so hot the Times won’t even tell you what it was. Nope. In the whole article it never tells | Read More »