If there is one person I respect in Congress, it is Senator Tom Coburn, R-OK. Yes, he is one of my Senators and I voted for him gladly. That’s not saying I haven’t disagreed with him on issues before, but most of the time, I find myself in complete agreement. He is now being very vocal in his opposition to the budget deal worked out between Paul Ryan and Patty Murray. And unlike a → Read More
With his clownish behavior in South Africa, it’s a good thing he didn’t go to Thatcher funeral!
The President of the United States normally does not attend funerals of foreign leaders. So, it was no surprise, and perhaps relief, that Obama choose not to attend Margaret Thatcher’s funeral earlier this year. But the British were somewhat perturbed that the American delegation to Thatcher’s state funeral did not include ANY current high ranking American official. → Read More
Want to get attention, or get even? Just shout “RACIST” and the usual suspects will come running and believe every word you say!
We all know that if Trayvon Martin had been white and George Zimmerman black Trayvon’s death would have been a statistic, not a national obsession. The injection of race and the specter of racism raised the profile of this tragedy. It didn’t matter that there was not one shred of evidence → Read More
Let’s get something out of the way. I know we are in an era of divided government and that we can not expect to achieve all of our conservative goals. That’s a given fact. If we expect to achieve anything, we must be willing to compromise on some issues. That’s what Paul Ryan is already saying as he tries to sell the new budget deal he has reached with Democratic Senator Patty Murray to → Read More
Illegal immigration is one of the most important issues facing America today. We are told we must reform the system to make it fairer to the immigrants who have come to America illegally and continue to do so as I write this post. For some reason, the illegal immigrants seem to be more important to some Americans than American citizens. After all, all these illegal immigrants are trying to do is better themselves and → Read More
We all know the government agency we love to hate. The IRS is the most feared and hated government agency Washington, D.C has managed to come up with. That fear and hatred was never more evidenced than when it was discovered that the IRS had been intentionally targeting conservative organizations when they asked to be granted 501(c)(4) status. Congressional hearings were held to find out exactly what was going on and the woman in → Read More
In light of the fact that so many liberals have trouble seeing the reality of their spend-happy ways, I thought it would be a good time to share this video from Ray Stevens. Some of you may have seen it before, but it’s worth watching again. Humor is sometimes the best way to highlight the idiocy that controls Washington, D.C. That it also helps relieve my blood pressure from thinking about what is happening → Read More
There are some stories that are just too good to ignore. Time would escape me to write about all the nonsensical lies coming out of liberal land, but this one is really priceless. Thanks to Cry and Howl for pointing me to this piece from a blog that is clearly trying to sell a lie to the American people. It makes the claim that President Obama has reduced the national deficit by 50%. Let → Read More
The world mourns the loss of Nelson Mandela, the South African social revolutionary and later national leader who devoted his life to fighting apartheid, a system of racial division that vested power only in whites.
For much of his life Mandela was vilified as seditious, treasonous, a terrorist and a social malcontent. He reveled in peaceful civil disobedience to advance his cause but for a time suborned sabotage in his struggle against the entrenched → Read More
Income inequality is the new phrase President Obama will be focusing on during the last three years of his presidency. We have seen the phrases “war on women” and “wealth redistribution” a lot during his first term in office and we all know he wants to fight climate change of the man-made variety, but he has a new, favorite catch phrase in income inequality. It is certain to catch on with a lot of → Read More
Think back to the time when Barack Obama was running for President. There was an incident when he was confronted by Joe the Plumber and asked a question about his tax policy for small businesses. In his reply to Joe the Plumber, Barack Obama made the following statement.
when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody
Naturally, conservatives seized upon the statement, yours truly included. It was an outrageous → Read More
Just the mention of Iran is enough to send chills down your spine. Remember the hostage crisis and the ensuing political dismemberment of Jimmy Carter? Then there was the Iran-Contra scandal where Reagan-era officials secretly provided embargoed arms in a failed exchange for hostages, and planned to funnel cash from the sale to support the Nicaraguan Contra rebels. Iran, of course, double-crossed us in the end. And let’s not forget the oil embargo of → Read More
I have come to a conclusion. The federal government, especially under the Obama administration, does not like success. This is even more so if the success comes from the states, instead of the massive bureaucracy that makes up the federal government. This is never more true than the case of the Louisiana school voucher program. I have written earlier this year about this program, here and here. By all accounts, it has been an → Read More