Rubio and the Fool’s Gold Standard
While I generally like Marco Rubio he is dead wrong on immigration and now he is pushing another bad idea. Not taxing Olympic athletes gold medals. Let’s follow the argument a little. They have worked really hard to compete in the Olympics? Yes. They are representing the BEST of the BEST in America? Well maybe. More likely they represent the best of the backed. If | Read More »
A Rogue Take On Iowa
SANTORUM Santorum bought his new lease on life. He will probably see more money coming in. He will still get creamed in New Hampshire but if he does well in SC he will begin to demonstrate depth in support. My personal take on him? Morally and evangelically we are mostly in tune. Although I think the deficit spending he has helped along is totally immorally. | Read More »
Structure Demands Behavior UPDATED
So we know the Republicans have mostly sold us out after we delivered the House and almost the Senate in 2010. We should know that whatever we deliver to the Republican leadership; be it a bigger House, a Senate majority, the White House in 2012, they will do nothing of consequence. Taxes won’t be cut or simplified; spending will hardly slow and given our last | Read More »
Article V Opinions ~ Open Thread
I am working on something and looking for some opinions related to Article V of the US Constitution and the idea of an Article V Convention. We see Herman Cain’s 999 plan for example which might require an Amendment or if SCOTUS were to uphold ObamaCare an Amendment might be needed to fix that problem. Many support a Balanced Budget Amendment or Term Limits as | Read More »
Solyndra in the Sand. This is what nation building looks like.
(CNSNews.com) – There is not a single, public Christian church left in Afghanistan, according to the U.S. State Department. This reflects the state of religious freedom in that country ten years after the United States first invaded it and overthrew its Islamist Taliban regime. In the intervening decade, U.S. taxpayers have spent $440 billion to support Afghanistan’s new government and more than 1,700 U.S. military personnel have died serving in that country. The | Read More »
The actual legal reasoning the Department of Justice used to kill an American? It is a secret.
Months ago, the Obama Administration revealed that it would target al-Awlaki. It even managed to wriggle out of a lawsuit filed by his father to prevent the assassination. But the actual legal reasoning the Department of Justice used to authorize the strike? It’s secret. Classified. Information that the public isn’t permitted to read, mull over, or challenge. Why? What justification can there be for President | Read More »
Why I am NOT a member of the NRA
I assume most folks are aware of the gubernatorial race in West Virginia. We have another left wing nutjob running as a verbal conservative and we have a successful businessman running as a conservative. Tomblin(D) vs Maloney(R). So who does the NRA endorse? A friend forwarded this email. Use Your Vote to Defend Your Freedom! Vote Earl Ray Tomblin for Governor Tomorrow, October 4! Tomorrow, | Read More »
They Hate Us Because We Are Free
I have heard the refrain for 10 years. So too have you. I have heard it from folks I dislike, from folks I respect and from people I both like and respect. We are told they hate us because we are free. And it is a lie. Political correctness served large. There are many reasons why this is a false statement. For example, it | Read More »
My First Earthquake
I was working on a project that had me staying at my brother’s place in Canyon Country north of LA back in the mid 90’s. One morning I came out to my truck to get in and head off to a jobsite. Just as I reached the truck it started wobbling. It was an older truck with worn out springs and it looked to me | Read More »
The White House from Washington to Obama. A metaphor.
While this is Lincoln’s White House it is probably quite close to Washington’s original vision. From the official White House site. For two hundred years, the White House has stood as a symbol of the Presidency, the United States government, and the American people. Construction began when the first cornerstone was laid in October of 1792. Although President Washington oversaw the construction of the house, | Read More »
Where Are John Boehner’s Lips?
Oh trust me I have a couple of ideas. But whereever they are, they are not where they need to be. This is a massive cave-in just like the one he pulled in the spring. This time he has managed to drag along a few more of the freshmen in the house, thus destroying their credibility as well. How did he get their support? By | Read More »
When Obama Summons Boehner to the White House does he use a process server?
How does Boehner take knowing he has been called out on the carpet? You naughty little Ohioan!!!! It is interesting how the MSM builds a perception. I wonder how they would take a Boehner summoning Obama to the House floor. Offer him the podium for an hour if he will promise to bring his detailed vision how to balance the budget. Let the Saetoro | Read More »
Total War means TOTAL WAR.
“with a firm reliance on the Protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor” There were some poor, many “middle” class and a few that were filthy rich. John Hancock was likely the richest man in America at the start of the revolution. Samuel Adams was generally broke. Everyone risked all. Total War is not | Read More »