The Watercooler ~ Senate Hearing on Syrian Conflict Open Thread*
I couldn’t resist watching the Senate hearing regarding President Obama’s request for Congress to authorize a “limited military operation” to attack Syria. General Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense and John Kerry, Secretary of State are on the hot seat doing their best to defend their CiC’s recent burst of interest in atrocities occurring in Syria. Penny for | Read More »
Responsibility to Protect Doctrine = Syrian War via Global Socialism
Of all of the rationales being given for why the U.S. should take military action in Syria in response to the August 21 chemical weapons attack on its own people in Damascus, the one that is the most troubling is the so-called “Responsibility to Protect” (R2P) doctrine. Promoted at the United Nations, this doctrine compels nations to intervene to prevent atrocities. James Carafano, one of | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ California Dems Obsessed with Killing Babies
Just when I was really getting my hopes up as I read this piece by Ron Robinson announcing the formation of the Tea Party California Caucus, I woke up to the news that the California Senate passed a bill to make it much easier for women in the state to get abortions. It would be easier for California women to get abortions under a bill | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ Free the Markets!
In case you missed this video that’s gone viral, I thought I’d give you the chance to see that in spite of the progressive’s all-out push to stifle free markets in favor of a bloated regulatory governmental regime, the spirit of entrepreneurs is alive and well in our youth. Nick Selby — a sophomore at Georgia Tech who was a guest on the Neil Cavuto | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ More Iron Ladies?
Remember Elizabeth Emken? She was the dark horse here in California who challenged U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein for her senate seat in 2010 and has now announced her run for Congress’ 7th district in 2014. She’s written an interesting piece challenging the Republican Party to provide more support to women who run for office. And for those women who dare to take the plunge, she | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ Governor Rick Perry Featured Speaker @ California GOP Convention
In a bit of irony mixed with excitement, Governor Rick Perry — who recently raised the ire of California Governor Jerry Brown for touring the state to encourage business owners to move to Texas — will be one of the headline speakers at the California Republican Party Convention in October. The highest profile speaker, Governor Perry remains extremely popular with grassroots conservatives despite his unsuccessful | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ Keep Yo Business Off Yo Facebook Open Thread
I must be feeling political writer’s block as I searched the web today wanting to write an interesting Watercooler thread, but wound up frustrated with the mostly depressing reports and abandoning the idea altogether until I found this youtube video. Not sure how it’s related to RedState other than it shows a church’s attempt at becoming socially relevant in their church service. As conservative political | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ Will Rise in California Crime Rates Revive the Republican Party Here?
Looking back over the history of California politics, Ray Haynes –a well known conservative who has served in both the California Assembly and Senate — revisits the tawdry record of what happens to the safety of the citizens when Democrats dominate the governance of a state. We are at a crossroads on the prison question in California. For years, Democrats have refused to build prisons, | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ Solution to Eradicating Soft Porn Ads
I had to write a follow-up diary to the original one I wrote a couple days ago wherein I blew a gasket over what I described as “soft porn ads” that pop up at the bottom of each diary. In the traditional fashion known as, “the squeaky wheel gets the oil,” I was very pleased to receive this nice response in the comment section from | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ RedState’s Soft Porn Open Thread
Anyone else disgusted with the in-your-face soft porn ads that Disqus shoves in your face at the bottom of every diary you read and comment on? Some of them are so close to pornographic in nature that I gasp in disgust when I see them. I’m really tired of it. Doesn’t Disqus realize we are a conservative website? Conservative as in family-friendly? They should show | Read More »