Vassar Bushmills and His Friend, Mick Hensley
Lessons are being taught all around us. Some people learn from them and some people don’t. Some people learn them, live them and then forget. Lessons are most easily forgotten when your candle burns at both ends. You know what I’m talking about. History is such a great teacher, but some things you must learn from your mom and dad. Your friends can teach you | Read More »
To Touch the Face of God
They say Obama is channeling Reagan. Does anybody believe that? How can anyone in the media who was alive during the Reagan years let Obama get away with that? Pimps, that’s what the Lamestreamers are. . . but not The Washington Times. Listen to President Reagan as he speaks about the Challenger disaster, January 28, 1986: “We mourn seven heroes … who escaped the surly | Read More »
The Constitution: From Our Cold Dead Hands
For Those With a Short Memory, We Didn’t Start the Fire.* If you can’t see the image go here. Well now. The Democrats got their clocks cleaned in November. Voters took them to the woodshed and when the spankin was over, the Republicans once again owned the House and made significant gains in the Senate. Shell-shocked (they shouldn’t have been) Democrats said oh well, we’re | Read More »
TSA Says “Security is Not Optional” . . . But Apparently the Constitution Is
Potentially, a government is the most dangerous threat to man’s rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims. -Ayn Rand When President Obama said he wanted a civilian security force as well funded and supplied as our military, what was he talking about? It seems he was thinking about Big Sis and her department. With the TSA, | Read More »
December, 2002 and December, 2010: Same As it Ever Was Except . . .
I was unpacking some Christmas lights today that were wrapped in old newspapers. I am late again with this chore. I struggle dealing with things I don’t like to do. That’s normal, isn’t it? I noticed from one of the old, crinkled newspaper pages that the big national story of December 29, 2002, was that extended unemployment benefits had expired the day before. Pundits were | Read More »
The Tax Deal: Republican Leadership Still In the Wilderness
Do these guys have the right stuff? Do they have any idea at all what drove the November election results? _________________________________________________________________________ They did it again. They went wobbly. The Republican leadership doesn’t believe in the message the voters sent just a mere 5 weeks ago. They just proved it by agreeing to more big spending and more nanny statism. One begets the other as history | Read More »
What Gall: Clueless Claire McCaskill Appeals to the Tea Party & Admits Class Warfare
Good Grief. Just take a look at this sorry display and clearly the angry, clueless ruling class Democrats are doing the pouting. Senator McCaskill admits to class warfare . . . even brags about it. (H/T Gateway Pundit) _______________________________________________________________________ It will not fly, madame. What else do you have besides class warfare to try mute the real message of the election . . . and | Read More »
All Boredom Must be Amused?
Something is wrong with this picture. ————————————————————————————————– Black Friday. They certainly got the name right because its appeal is to our darker angels. The toys and gadgets we buy are only stuff and stuff doesn’t last. Possessions can not mend the troubled heart. Are Americans that bored and desperate for amusement? Yes, many are. Some are crazed and here’s proof. Will the latest toy or | Read More »
Unapologetic Lamebrains and Why They Think They Can Get Away With It
Normally, when someone has been fired from a job, he or she is required to pack up all belongings and vacate the premises by the end of the day. That person is no longer accountable and may no longer act in the best interests of the employer. On Election Day, the American people issued pink slips to dozens of members of Congress and sent a | Read More »
The Borking of Joe Miller is the Shame of Lady Lisa’s Alaska
When I first found my way to RedState, now nearly a year ago, the first diary I read was by Art Chance. The man can write. His overarching message was about the use of power and how to use it aggressively, even ruthlessly. Take no prisoners. So said the aging eagle. Fascinating and written from an insider’s point of view as the Labor Relations Director | Read More »
Republican Super Majority in Texas
November 2nd was a truly historic night in Texas. Republicans sent 22 incumbent Democrats packing and this changed a narrow majority of 76 republicans to 74 Democrats last session to a 99 to 51 lead for the next session. Republicans are waiting on one recount to see if they will have a 100 vote super majority. Only two years ago Texas Republicans held their breath | Read More »
Joe Miller Claims CBS Affiliate Conspired Against Him. Palin Agrees: Corrupt Bastards!
We conservatives know it. The MSM is in the tank for Democrats or anyone else who can stop tea party candidates. Now comes AK Republican candidate, Joe Miller claiming the CBS affiliate in Anchorage placed a call to his campaign that was picked up by voice mail. The caller forgot to disconnect and the following conversation was recorded and has been released: H/T Breitbart While | Read More »
In the Shadow of Obama Statism, Texas Still Shines
Across this great country, there is economic pain and uncertainty. In some states, unemployment is at staggering levels. Government has grown ever larger, but so have the country’s problems. That’s no coincidence and you, like Ronald Reagan in his time, know what the problem is. There is a state that has a more limited view of the role of government. It’s a state where even | Read More »
Chicago “Media” Protects Son of the Devil’s Spawn
Rahm Emanuel is a creature of the Chicago machine. He has a rep as a little tough guy with a foul mouth. He’s a BAD man, in the Ali sense. He floats like a butterfly ballerina; stings like a bee. Rahmbo will even go after you while you are naked in the shower. Rahm Emanuel, former Obama COS is so bad he can get away | Read More »
I Had Not Thought Death Had Undone So Many
In just a handful of days, the citizens of the United States will either re-affirm our Founder’s vision or settle for the blue pill. We can either climb back up on the shoulders of those who came before us or accept the statism of Obama, Pelosi and Reid. One choice empowers individual opportunity and the pursuit of happiness. The other offers a few crumbs of | Read More »
Give Me That D**n Gavel!
One Last Look at Florida 22, Patriot Allen West vs Ron Klein. Allen West gets it. He is simpatico with the Tea Party spirit. This one really matters. If you are in FL 22, please vote for Allen West and end the career of Pelosi enabler, Ron Klein. If you are not in the district, support Allen West and kick him a few bucks if | Read More »
Massively Inadequate to the Task: The Lords of the Ruling Class
How can a little ruling class elite act in the best interest of the people they are supposed to represent? How can they design the rules by which a society progresses? They can’t. History proves it. All they can really do is offer up serfdom hidden by populist rhetoric. Where the ruling class gets total control, it always goes badly, very badly. Listen to Bill | Read More »
Rick Perry Zeroes In On Another Varmint
Texas Governor Rick Perry kicks off NASCAR weekend last April in Ft Worth Take a look at the picture above. How many governors in this great country would be comfortable with a photo op like that? Right. Not many. In Texas, Perry popping off a few blank rounds in downtown Ft Worth scarcely bothers anyone except for the fuzzy-cheeked Marxists at U.T. and what’s left | Read More »
Full Scale Rebellion: My 11 Candidates For #1013bomb
Wednesday evening, 10-13, starting about 8 PM Eastern time, there will be a money-bomb event on Twitter. Brian Faughnan laid it out on the front page. This seems like a good idea that is sure to garner a lot of attention. Wouldn’t it be just too bad if it further demoralized the Democrats? Pretty sweet, I’d say. What better way to join in with the | Read More »
Fast and Loose With a Month to Go. The Dallas Morning News Goes after Rick Perry.
It’s Rick Perry-R vs former Houston Mayor, Bill White-D (right) One month out from the a midterm election that could very well reverse the dramatic legislative shift to the far left under Obama, we have seen a bogus employment/immigration issue tossed at Meg Whitman, the Republican candidate for Governor in California. Now, The Dallas Morning News has charged inferred Rick Perry is favoring his supporters | Read More »
Obama Health Care Reform Reality Hitting Home. Of Course Obama Lied.
The Democrats played games with the the American people and the Constitution for over a year. Finally, near the end of March this year, they dragged the carcass of health care reform across the finish line. Oh, happy days for them or so they thought. You remember the signing. With an arrogant “we’re done”, Obama signed HCR into law: Yep, we’re done all right. And | Read More »
Welcome to the Jungle. Desperate Democrats Go “All In” to Stop Lt. Colonel Allen West in FL22
The Democrats have abused the American people. They know it. They are desperate. You knew it could come to this and now in Florida, Democrat Ron Klein has gone into the gutter against Allen West. Lt. Colonel Allen West is a military hero and a patriot. When he was in the military he was famously quoted as saying, “When it comes to my men, I | Read More »
Forget? That’ll Be the Day!
It was like any other morning, at first. I was headed to my office, but first I wanted to check the markets on CNBC. They switched from their normal coverage just before nine AM and went to a live shot in New York. A horrible scene it was and it incredibly got worse less than 15 minutes later when a second airliner plowed into the | Read More »
Production Platform Explodes in the Gulf
A production platform has exploded in the Gulf, in shallow water west of the BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig that blew up in April. Today’s explosion occured at about 9:30 AM CT. All thirteen people on the platform have reportedly been rescued. Details remain sketchy and it is unclear if there is any oil leaking at the site. The platform is owned by Texas based Mariner | Read More »
Bill White: This is Texas. Man-up for Gosh Sakes!
Houston’s Bill White. He want’s Governor Rick Perry’s job. Bill White wants to run Texas. So does the DNC and Move On. I’d guess Soros is interested but he is as slippery as he is slimy. Anyway . . . money is pouring into the White campaign in an effort to beat Perry and thus end the embarrassment that the success and productivity of Texas | Read More »