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    June 25, 1876. Little Bighorn

    June 25, 1876. Little Bighorn

    Perhaps no battle in American history has been as thoroughly dissected and is still subject to as much controversy as the Battle of Little Bighorn. This was not a large battle. Custer’s command consisted of twelve understrength cavalry troops totaling 647 officers and men. It wasn’t even the largest defeat the US Army suffered at the hands of American Indians. The Seventh Cavalry lost 268 | Read More »

    Mark Meadows reinstated as subcommittee chairman

    Mark Meadows reinstated as subcommittee chairman

    In a day that has seen the Constitution shredded by Chief Justice John Roberts and his band of merry iconoclasts there is some small amount of good news. A couple of days ago, Erick reported on how a couple of Speaker Boehner’s lickspittles, Elise Stefanik and Mimi Walters, were trying to eject conservative Ken Buck from the ceremonial position as president of the freshman class. This was a triumph | Read More »

    Sign this petition! Now!

    Robert C. Byrd, Democrat icon, Democrat Senate president pro tem, and Ku Klux Klan recruiter, has his name affixed to hundreds if not thousands of things in the state of West Virginia. Byrd worked under the belief that he could buy immortality with your money. This petition calls on the West Virginia governor to remove Byrd’s name from every public feature in the state. I | Read More »

    The obligatory “White Americans are terrorists” fundraising scam

    The obligatory "White Americans are terrorists" fundraising scam

    In the aftermath of Brian Williams’s demotion from NBC News to MSNBC, presumably NBC management felt that a fabulist would improve the quality of a network staffed by idiots, liars, and rascist, one would have thought that some interest would be shown in ensuring that the stories they run are actually grounded in fact. But one would be wrong. For instance: White Americans Are Biggest | Read More »

    POLITICO’s Michael Crowley tries to convince us Obama is one tough hombre

    POLITICO's Michael Crowley tries to convince us Obama is one tough hombre

    There is virtually no one left on the planet that believes the Iran nuclear deal is anything other than a huge fraud designed to allow Iran to develop a nuclear weapon. The White House has basically stopped denying the substance of the deal. The AP is running a story on the secret annex to the agreement that requires the P5+1 to provide Iran with nuclear | Read More »

    Ted Cruz now opposes Trade Promotion Authority

    Earlier in the month opponents of TPA were told that we were unreasonable and the prima facie evidence to support that contention was that Senator Ted Cruz supported the bill.  Now things have changed. Ted Cruz is reversing his position on a major trade bill, calling it a “corrupt” backdoor deal between Republican leaders and the White House. The Texas firebrand and Republican 2016 presidential hopeful had | Read More »

    Trade Promotion Authority avoids filibuster

    via The New York Times and Senate Hands a Victory to Obama on Trade Pact: The Senate on Tuesday narrowly voted to end debate on legislation granting President Obama enhanced negotiating powers to complete a major Pacific trade accord, virtually ensuring final passage on Wednesday of Mr. Obama’s top legislative priority in his final years in office. The procedural decision barely cleared the 60 votes | Read More »

    I Dissent

    For the past couple of days I’ve been ashamed and disappointed that RedState has decided to enter into the feeding frenzy over the Confederate flag (note: the flag in question is actually the battle flag of the Army of Northern Virginia, but for sake of brevity I will refer to it as the Confederate flag) and have cooperated in tying that flag to the shootings | Read More »

    US troops sharing bases with Iranian led militias in Iraq

    US troops sharing bases with Iranian led militias in Iraq

    Back when the President of the United States was still interested in maintaining US power in the Middle East, we had troops in Iraq who were actually involved in killing terrorists. The most potent weapon against our troops was the roadside bomb that created what was called an “explosively formed penetrator.” This device enabled a relatively primitive and decidedly low-tech weapon to defeat a lot | Read More »

    It is easy to be a good Catholic and a good conservative

    The release of the Papal encyclical “Laudato Si” (Praise Be To You) has unleashed an industry, hopefully environmentally sensitive, on how this really puts conservative Catholics in a predicament. For instance: Pope Makes Climate Change An Issue For GOP Presidential Candidates Pope’s Views on Climate Change Add Pressure to Catholic Candidates Father John Neuhaus’s Benedict Arnold, Damon Linker, may very well take the cake for | Read More »

    Hillary Clinton: Self-aggrandizing Grifter

    Hillary Clinton: Self-aggrandizing Grifter

    Even after two decades in the public spotlight the Clinton’s still possess the power to awe and amaze by the brazen way in which they vacuum cash, and the way in which most of the media and all of the Democrat party avert their eyes as if nothing untoward was happening. For instance: When Condoleezza Rice headlined a 2009 fundraising luncheon for the Boys and | Read More »

    Obama to donors: You twits are unworthy of me

    Obama to donors: You twits are unworthy of me

    After delivering his diatribe statement on the Charleston, SC shootings, Obama jetted off to take care of the real business of the nation. He went to to a pair of Hollywood fundraisers. The first was at the home at the Pacific Palisades home of television producer Chuck Lorre (in fairness, the man did fire Charlie Sheen so he can’t be all bad). Then it was | Read More »

    Obama: Norway, Germany, Denmark, France, Finland, and UK are not “advanced countries.”

    Obama: Norway, Germany, Denmark, France, Finland, and UK are not "advanced countries."

    The bodies had barely hit the floor before Barack Obama took to the microphones to politicize yet another tragedy. This will come to as a shock to a lot of people… I know it floored me. There was just no way I saw that coming. I’ve had to make statements like this too many times. Communities like this have had to endure tragedies like this | Read More »

    The Environmental Encyclical and the assault on Faith and Reason

    The Environmental Encyclical and the assault on Faith and Reason

    In 1663, Pope Urban VIII sided with the “scientific consensus” and had the heliocentric observations of Galileo anathemized. That marks, as far as I can tell, the last intervention of the Catholic Church in science. Indeed, Catholic scientists such as Louis Pasteur, the Augustinian friar Gregor Mendel, the Catholic priest Georges Lemaître were on the cutting edge of science. That is, until today. Today the | Read More »

    Head of Clinton Foundation: The Clintons are paranoid loonies

    Head of Clinton Foundation: The Clintons are paranoid loonies

    The Washington Free Beacon continues its record of committing journalism. Clinton Foundation head Donna Shalala** privately expressed concerns about Bill and Hillary Clinton’s mental state in the mid-1990s, saying they had become “paranoid” and fixated on “right-wing conspiracies,” according to previously unpublished audio recordings obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. In 1994, four years before Hillary Clinton said a “vast right-wing conspiracy” was trying to take | Read More »