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  • NRO: Scott Walker approved Milwaukee resolution demanding comprehensive immigration reform.

    02/16/2015 4:19:45 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 43 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | Feb 13, 2015 | Allahpundit
    A neat scoop by Andrew Johnson, although I’m more interested in grassroots reaction to it than I am in the story itself. “Governor Walker does not support amnesty,” the governor’s spokesman, Tom Evenson, tells National Review Online. Evenson says the 2002 resolution was “stripped of references to amnesty before passage” and, in fact, reinforces the governor’s view that illegal immigrants should face penalties before they are granted citizenship. The resolution, viewable here, did not mention or spell out such penalties, and expressed support for “comprehensive immigration reform” that would have provided “greater opportunity for undocumented working immigrants to obtain legal...
  • Switzerland and Syriza

    01/27/2015 11:45:59 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 5 replies
    Restate ^ | January 27 2015 | Repair_Man_Jack
    credit the world’s various political leftists for being brilliant at one thing. They have managed to assemble a coalition of interest groups whose vested interests should probably cause them to chase each other around in the street armed with shotguns. Nowhere is that awesome class divide among the left on greater display than in Europe where the Parlor Pinks infest Davos and the Street Marxians have taken electoral power in Greece. If you were to ask both Jeffrey Greene and newly-minted Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras whether they felt society should be unfettered by larger government or directed for its...
  • Will John Boehner Be Embarrassed Again?

    01/05/2015 8:01:48 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 16 replies
    The Atlantic/Yahoo News. ^ | Jan 5, 2015 (Updated) 10:05PM | Russell Berman
    Barring a stunner, John Boehner will be reelected as speaker when the House convenes for the beginning of the 114th Congress. But as opposition from conservatives trickles out, it appears Boehner won't be able to escape the indignity of watching a dozen or more members of his own party refuse to support him in a public vote shortly after noon on Tuesday. For the second consecutive term, a vote that is ordinarily a formality will carry with it the potential for high drama. Two Republicans, Representatives Ted Yoho of Florida and Louie Gohmert of Texas, have launched what can only...
  • Disconnect 75% of GOP Voters Want Boehner/McConnell Out..

    01/05/2015 7:46:20 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Jan 5, 2015 | David Steinberg
    A national poll of GOP voters supervised by Caddell Associates, Pat Caddell’s outfit, presented the following findings yesterday regarding tomorrow’s full House vote for the speaker position: Only a quarter of GOP voters think [John] Boehner and [Mitch] McConnell should remain Speaker and Majority Leader. Three-fifths want someone new rather than Speaker Boehner and almost half want someone new rather than Leader McConnell. As of now this finding has received scant media attention. It deserves more. The Daily Signal broke Caddell’s poll but somewhat buried that lede; Drudge linked the Daily Signal article halfway down his site. Otherwise, I see...
  • Voting Present is a Vote For Pelosi

    01/05/2015 7:35:06 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 26 replies
    Redstate ^ | Jan 5, 2015 | Streiff
    Some new members of the House of Representatives have pledged not to vote for Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)N/AN/A. Instead of casting their vote for someone, they claim they will vote “present.” They need to understand that doing so is a vote for Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Nancy Pelosi11%House Democrat Average13%See Full Scorecard11%. Under House rules, a Speaker is elected based on an absolute majority of votes cast for a person. There can be no plurality. The person elected Speaker must be elected based on an absolute majority of the votes cast. If a member of the House of Representatives...
  • The Latest Tea Party Scam Called From (202) 750-2399 (Actual Headline)

    12/22/2014 9:36:00 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 42 replies
    Redstate ^ | 12/22/2014 | Erick Erickson
    This phone number has called my home repeatedly for the past week. I have an unlisted phone number and am on the national do not call list, yet the calling continues. They called again right at 9 o’clock this morning to my unlisted, “do not call” number. The “do not call” part apparently does not apply to political and charitable calls. The caller ID says “Tea Party” and calls from (202) 750-2399. I figured I’d answer and see what was going on. A lady announces that she is calling on behalf of the tea party effort to support Sen. Rand...
  • Nothing Succeeds Like Liberal Secession: Blue America Without Red America Would Be A Basket Case

    12/15/2014 9:06:45 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 12 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/15/2015 | Kurt Schlichter
    Of course, back home in the Blue America’s capital, New York City, President De Blasio was less charitable. “We are no longer held back by the reactionary, racist policies of the past,” he thundered. “Together, we will build a new dawn of progress that places people before profits and promotes peace instead of perpetual war!” Blue America – New England and the mid-Atlantic seaboard, back through Ohio, Indiana and Illinois, the West Coast and Hawaii, immediately set to drafting a new constitution. It featured 216 new affirmative rights, including “the right to a living wage,” “the right to abortion upon...
  • Waters warns House Dems against intimidation as Obama chief of staff arrives

    12/11/2014 4:19:23 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | December 11, 2014 | Ed Morrissey
    The fight over the “cromnibus” began as an internecine battle within the Republican Party — which is nothing new for the GOP on Capitol Hill when it comes to budgets. Over the past few hours, though, it’s turned into a civil war among Democrats, especially between progressives in Congress and the White House. Barack Obama spent the afternoon on the phone attempting to whip enough House Democrats to vote for the bill, while Nancy Pelosi declared herself opposed to the bill and whipped her caucus to stand firm. As noted in an update in the earlier post, Obama sent his...
  • Top House Republican Declares He Wants Total Amnesty

    12/05/2014 10:27:20 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 42 replies
    Redstate ^ | 12/5/2014 | Erick Erickson
    House Republicans, coming up with every excuse under the sun to avoid stopping President Obama, are letting slip the real reason. Congressman Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX)69%69%, chairman of the House Rules Committee, is telling Democratic lawmakers he wants total amnesty. The Daily Caller reports Sessions met with Democratic lawmakers telling them how expansive his vision of immigration is before Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)N/AN/A announced the GOP would give up the fight on immigration. More details are here. It is more and more obvious the only way the GOP will stop Obama is if House conservatives hold the line and oppose...
  • The Truth

    12/01/2014 9:59:58 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 5 replies
    Redstate ^ | 12/1/2014 | Erick Erickson
    Congress is coming back. And the painful truth is that the Republican leaders will not stop Barack Obama unless they hear from you in overwhelming numbers. Our action center is live. You can call them by clicking here. It is the truth. Republicans will not stop Barack Obama’s executive overreach. In fact, while you were enjoying your Thanksgiving there were a number of stories out that the Republican leadership wants to give its members an opportunity to express their outrage and opposition. Expression is not action. They will take no action to stop the President. In fact, a few days...
  • New House GOP plan: Nearly one year of funding for the entire government — except on immigration

    11/25/2014 2:07:13 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 19 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | Nov 25, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Looks like they're about to do this: LET'S LIGHT UP THEIR PHONES FOLKS: (202)-224-3121 Because you know in conference committee ": Nearly one year of funding for the entire government — except on immigration" Immigration funding WILL be added back in. WE WILL NOT BE FOOLED, and WE must demand ONLY a short term funding Bill through January, WHY this congress would want the next one to be hampered (by Republicans) is beyond me (well not completely..).
  • Vanity: Call Congress to DEMAND that they NOT pass a longer term OMNIBUS BILL.

    11/20/2014 6:23:20 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 18 replies
    November 20. 2014 | JSDude1
    If you WANT TO STOP this then the Defunding option from Congress is the ONLY option: Call The Capital Switchboard and take my advice in the headline: 202-224-3121. Do not let the leadership pass a longer term funding bill that WILL fund this ILLIGAL Action!
  • The Future of Australian Conservatism (Australia's equivalent to Sen. Ted Cruz).

    11/16/2014 8:26:41 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 2 replies
    Quadrant Online ^ | October 14th, 2014 | Edwin Dyga
    Late last year, Senator Cory Bernardi published his first major work on political theory, illustrating his vision for a responsible, confident society and the governing principles that will be needed to foster it. The Conservative Revolution (Connor Court) was not intended to be a manifesto but has nevertheless been described as such since it was released for sale to the public. Perhaps the greatest interest to students of politics and to the media was less the content of the volume as the visceral neck-twitching reaction to its public release. There is something to be said for the confidence of Bernardi’s...
  • Massachusetts Town Mulls Nation's First Total Tobacco Ban

    11/16/2014 2:48:56 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 50 replies
    PBS News Hour ^ | November 16, 2014 | William Brangham
    TRANSCRIPT: WILLIAM BRANGHAM: The town of Westminster, Massachusetts — population 7,300 — is a small, quiet community about an hour west of Boston. When the local health board holds meetings, it usually happens here in this room, where you can get advice about things like septic tanks and mosquito control. But not on this day. This meeting Wednesday night had to be moved to the local elementary school because the town is up in arms. MAN: You people make me sick! WILLIAM BRANGHAM: Why so mad? That Board of Health is proposing to make Westminster the first town in the...
  • Vanity: STOP AMNESTY: Insist that Congress pass a short term CR rather than long term spending Bill

    11/14/2014 1:52:06 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 7 replies
    11/14/2014 | JSDude1
    This is a call to action: STOP Congress from passing an Omnibus Spending Bill through September of 2015, instead they need to pass a clean CR through January 2015, then they'll at least have the tools to fight Obama's lawlessness through defunding his "executive actions" on Amnesty, Obamacare, and whatever else. CAPITAL HILL SWITCH BOARD (Please use this): (202) 224-3121
  • Mike Bloomberg takes his money local

    11/12/2014 3:04:35 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 7 replies
    Politico ^ | 11.11.14 | Mike Allen
    Michael Bloomberg’s $40 million spending splurge on politics for this year’s election taught him a lesson for 2016: You get a much better bang for your buck by trying to tip state and local elections than high-profile federal ones. So as the former New York mayor turned activist for gun control, healthier food choices, education reform, and other issues makes his spending plans for the next two years, he plans to weight his contributions more toward ballot measures, governor and school-board candidates, and away from House and Senate races, which have become glutted with outside money. “You can keep hitting...
  • Vanity: Want to expand the Republican map, even further? (Try a Recall)

    11/08/2014 6:51:39 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 22 replies
    Ballotpedia ^ | N/A | Ballotpedia
    Recall Contents [hide] 1 Statewide recall 1.1 Officials eligible by state 1.2 Prerequisites for recall processes 2 Notable recalls 2.1 Gubernatorial recalls 2.1.1 Wisconsin, 2012 2.1.2 California, 2003 2.1.3 North Dakota, 1921 2.2 Other recalls 3 Recalls by type of political office 4 See also 5 References Recall is a process available in most jurisdictions whereby an elected official can be removed from office either for malfeasance or in some jurisdictions for any action the recall language specifies. For recalls, most state laws have set the highest signature threshold for any type of petition—most often requiring 25% of all registered...
  • Vanity: This election's legacy Name.

    11/05/2014 10:28:20 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 20 replies
    Me | 11/6/2014 | JSDude1
    If the 2006 election was G.W's "Thumping" because of Iraq and a small recession, and 2010 was Barack's "Shellacking" (in which he didn't learn nothin'), then 2014 is the year the American People gave the Crybaby-In-Chief a "Spanking"!!
  • Residents Say They Feel Threatened by Political Letters (Democrats NC).

    10/31/2014 8:02:31 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 47 replies
    CASTLE HAYNE, NC (WWAY)-- Some citizens feel threatened by political letters in New Hanover County. One woman says she has received multiple letters from parties threatening her to vote. Castle Hayne resident Dierdre Dunn says she first got a letter that gave her a grade for her voting habits. She says the letter gave her a B and gave her neighbors an A. She says she threw that letter away without paying much attention to it. Friday she got a second letter. This one was from North Carolina's democratic party telling her they would be reviewing whether she votes. "I...
  • Open Letter from Lt. Governor Dan Forest regarding NC Marriage Amendment

    10/23/2014 10:43:24 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 11 replies
    NCPoliticalNews.com ^ | Oct. 22, 2014 | Editor
    All I have to say is: God Bless MY Lt. Gov. (the man who I want as our ~next~ NC Governor). Looks like we finally have someone with guts who understands the true role of Federalism!! Just goes to show (along with the ruling yesterday out of Puerto Rico-along with their public rally for real marriage). That it's not too late on this issue!
  • Lifelong Black Democrat Votes Republican Because Obama "Is Destroying This Country"

    10/22/2014 3:57:29 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 56 replies
    The Political Insider ^ | October 22, 2014 | Rachel Mullen
    Joyce, an 82 year old lifelong black Democrat called C-Span to express her dismay with her party and announce that she voted straight Republican this year. She is dismayed with the Democrats stance on religion, abortion, and the poor effects of Obama’s policies on the black community and the country. “I have noticed in years what the Democratic party has done to my people. Unemployment is higher in the black community….than anywhere else. I cannot say, there’s no way I can continue to say that I was a Christian and stay in the Democrat party. They advocate the killing of...
  • UKIP Could Win Over 100 Seats Say Experts

    10/11/2014 7:17:46 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 49 replies
    Sky News (UK) ^ | 10/11/2014 | Sky News Staff
    Support for UKIP has surged to 25% in the polls and the party could win a remarkable 128 MPs in a general election, experts have claimed. A Survation poll for the Mail on Sunday found a repeat of the Clacton by-election result next May would see the Conservatives lose 100 seats and Ed Miliband at No 10. Labour and the Tories are both on 31% while the Liberal Democrats are on 8%, according to the research for the newspaper. Experts suggest that the ratings would give Labour 253 MPs, Conservatives 187, UKIP 128, Lib Dems 11, and other parties, such...
  • Surprise! Perry Grand Juror Is Also a Partisan Democrat Activist

    08/20/2014 7:10:45 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 8/20/2012 | Bryan Preston (The PJ Tatler).
    Tuesday night the Houston Chronicle published a story about the grand jury that indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Those grand jurors who spoke with the Chronicle broke the law to do so, and they knew that they were breaking the law. They claimed that they were speaking to the newspaper to counter Gov. Perry’s “spin” on the case. That’s not the job of a grand jury, by the way. One of them is a woman named Rho Chalmers. Chalmers tried to get around her lawbreaking by attempting to build this wall of implausible deniability. Rho Chalmers, who name matches that...
  • Vanity: To repeal every political and policy of the Obama Administration on EVERY issue!

    07/21/2014 7:33:23 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 13 replies
    Vanity/JSDude1 | 07/21/2014 | JSDude1
    Vanity: It should be the policy goals of every elected Republican official (in the whole nation) to overturn/repeal every political and policy of the Obama Administration on EVERY issue! Not really a message, than a declaratory statement. Just wanted to REMIND everyone that WE DO NOT need to compromise with the Obama Administration in ANY way. We do not need to acquiesce to the idea that "this is the way it is" (in regard) to the "change" that Obama has instituted in this great nation. WE NEED TO REVERSE each and EVERY ONE of his actions, on EVERY ISSUE and...
  • 5 Star Movement members overwhelmingly vote to join UKIP in EFD Group

    06/12/2014 7:51:46 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 7 replies
    UKIP.Org ^ | 6/12/2014 | Ukip staff writer
    Responding to overwhelming vote from 5 Star Movement members to join UKIP in the Europe of Freedom and Democracy Group in the European Parliament, UKIP leader Nigel Farage said: “I am extremely pleased with this result. I look forward to working with 5 Star Movement very much to provide a genuine voice of opposition in the European Parliament. This gives a great confidence boost to those other delegation members who are coming to sign up to our common Group next week. This feeds into a process of solidifying what should be a big group. We will be the peoples’ voice....
  • Cameron's Conservatives Flirt With EU hard-right to Block UKIP's EU Funding

    05/30/2014 10:28:48 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 15 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 28 May 2014 | M.E. Synon
    Conservative Party Leader David Cameron is trying to sabotage UKIP’s influence at the European Parliament, just days after trying to appear sympathetic to euroscepticism by telling the British people that their message at the polls was “received and understood.” Instead of accepting UKIP's victory, Cameron has started a drive to cut off the legs of “the people’s army” in Brussels and Strasbourg. He has assigned Conservative Party fixers to do deals with hard-right and populist parties which, until now, the Conservatives claimed were “unacceptable.” The Tories are trying to stop Nigel Farage from forming a political group in the parliament...
  • Ukip’s Farage on course for poll breakthrough

    05/22/2014 7:58:23 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 13 replies
    Financial Times (UK) ^ | : May 23, 2014 2:19 am (GMT) | By George Parker and Kiran Stacey
    Nigel Farage was heading for a breakthrough in local and European elections on Thursday, as early results suggested that the UK Independence party leader’s prediction of a political “earthquake” might be borne out. Mr Farage was hopeful that Ukip would win the European elections, the party’s first victory in a nationwide poll, leaving big questions for the leaders of each of the three traditional parties over how they deal with the populist insurgency. Ukip delivers blow to Labour in the north Angry voters turn to anti-politics of Ukip Mainstream braced for Farage In depth European elections 2014 Cameron to mount...
  • Will Republicans Fight Obamacare's Illegal Insurance Company Bailout?

    05/20/2014 1:01:15 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 10 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 20, 2014 | Conn Carroll
    Seeking to minimize the pain caused by his signature domestic accomplishment, President Obama has flagrantly rewritten Obamacare numerous times since it was first enacted in 2010. And unless Republicans make a stand this September, Obama will flagrantly break the law again, this time costing American taxpayers billions in illegal insurance company bailouts. This past October, millions of Americans began receiving cancellation notices from their health insurance companies informing them that, despite Obama's crystal clear promise to the contrary, they would not be able to keep their current health insurance plan. Politifact would go on to label this broken Obama promise...
  • Devil And The Deep Blue "C"

    04/07/2014 10:19:45 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 1 replies
    The Clown at Midnight (Canadian Conservative Blog) ^ | 4/7/2014 | Posted by Mr. J at 6:29 PM
    Devil And The Deep Blue "C" It is true what they say; sometimes you have to choose the lesser of two evils. And it takes a whole hell of a lot for me to cheer for corrupt and weak-willed Liberals. But tonight, after Pauline Marois got her derriere kicked, she can console herself with the notion that she is the only person thus far to make Liberals, Quebec Liberals, who don't deserve to have been returned to office but still were, look like the better option as far as I'm concerned. I want all of the self-professed oppression fighters to...
  • Expenses scandal roils Cameron ahead of European elections

    04/07/2014 6:40:23 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 11 replies
    Reuters UK ^ | Mon Apr 7, 2014 6:17pm BST | By Andrew Osborn
    (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron's handling of an expenses scandal engulfing one of his ministers has put him under pressure before European elections, threatening his Conservative party's already clouded electoral outlook. Cameron, whose party risks being beaten into third place in next month's European Parliament elections behind the anti-EU UK Independence party (UKIP), has stood by Maria Miller, Britain's minister for culture, since a parliamentary report ordered her to pay back wrongly claimed expenses last week. But the media and public backlash against Miller shows no sign of abating despite Cameron's efforts to end it. Many of his own...
  • Vanity, Just a question to Catholic Freepers (Non Catholics feel free to respond as well).

    03/24/2014 10:59:55 AM PDT · by JSDude1 · 402 replies
    3/24/2014 | JSDude1
    Just curious, but I (as a non-Catholic Christian) just want to ask any Catholic friends on here, if you at times personally (or even in a Mass/Church setting) ever use ANY Protestant made media that glorify Jesus (and by extension his apostles and the Old Testament saints)? Do you ever listen to "Christian" music that was created by evangelical Christians, and played on such radio networks suck as K-LOVE, or ever read/watch any sermons by evangelists/pastors such as Bill Graham (and family), John Piper, etc.. Do you ever use Protestant produced Bible-studies? I know that for myself, I HAVE Obviously...
  • Gay Marriage—a big stick to beat the church with

    03/05/2014 10:36:38 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 43 replies
    Creation.com ^ | Published: 6 March 2014 (GMT+10) | Gary Bates
    A line in the sand issue for Christians Currently in the US and many other countries, so-called ‘gay marriage’ is being promoted via the media. In the secular, politically correct world we live in, the reporting of this issue is rarely balanced and dissenting views are treated as marginal. For example, at the time of writing, laws opposing homosexual behavior (or at the very least, not condoning it) in countries such as Russia and Uganda have made international headlines. One supposedly apolitical radio station here in the US called NPR (National Public Radio—it is funded by donations) described them as...
  • An Open Letter to Michelle Obama From a Knucklehead

    02/28/2014 7:48:16 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 5 replies
    Youtube ^ | Date unknown, Feb 2014 | Patrick Kane
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VRzFBM6mUY&feature=youtu.be
  • Shark Tank Investor: Obama Should Ask Small Business Owners If They Agree With His Statements

    02/25/2014 10:43:21 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 16 replies
    Townhall/Youtube ^ | Feb 25, 2014 | Greg Hengler
    "Shark Tank's" Kevin O'Leary offers a dose of reality for those watching CNN's "Out Front" with Erin Burnett today http://townhall.com/tipsheet/greghengler/2014/02/25/shark-tank-investor-obama-should-ask-small-business-owners-if-they-agree-with-his-statements-n1800624
  • Rand Paul works to widen GOP's appeal to minorities

    02/21/2014 10:31:45 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 38 replies
    WHAS 11 Louisville (KY) ^ | Posted on February 21, 2014 at 5:18 PM | WHAS 11
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- With lots of room for growth, the Jefferson County Republican Party is aiming to widen its appeal to people of different ethnic and economic backgrounds. The GOP's "Party for the Party" event on Friday, Feb. 21, not only brings together five-term incumbent Mitch McConnell with Tea Party favorite Rand Paul, but as WHAS11’s Political Editor Joe Arnold reports highlights Paul's outreach to black voters.
  • UKIP Leader Accepts Clegg's Challenge for EU Membership Debate

    02/21/2014 7:32:20 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 7 replies
    The Wall Street Journal (World) ^ | 2/21/2014 | Nicholas Winning
    Nigel Farage and Deputy Prime Minister Represent Opposite Ends of In/Out Argument LONDON— Nigel Farage, the leader of the small United Kingdom Independence Party, on Friday accepted a challenge from Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to debate Britain's membership of the European Union, paving the way for the most ardent advocates of each side of the in/out argument to lock horns. Britain's future in the EU has become an increasingly open question after Prime Minister David Cameron pledged that if he wins a second term next year he will renegotiate Britain's ties with the bloc and then hold a national...
  • 'Liberal men are less masculine': How millionaire women prefer conservative partners

    02/19/2014 7:13:58 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 29 replies
    Daily Mail UK Online ^ | PUBLISHED: 16:01 EST, 17 February 2014 | UPDATED: 18:27 EST, 17 February 2014 | Daily Mail Reporter
    When it comes to dating and romance, most people prefer to be with a partner who shares the same political views. But it seems that when money is involved, this preference seems to go out the window. Nearly 77per cent of democrat female millionaires, and 82per cent of female millionaires overall, said they 'would prefer to date a conservative man,' according MillionaireMatch.com. Nearly 77per cent of democrat female millionaires, and 82per cent of female millionaires overall, said they 'would prefer to date a conservative man,' according MillionaireMatch.com +1 Nearly 77per cent of democrat female millionaires, and 82per cent of female...
  • Time to Defend Marriage and Federalism

    02/19/2014 6:36:58 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 6 replies
    Redstate ^ | February 19th, 2014 at 08:07 AM | Daniel Horowitz
    With full control of the House but not the Senate or the White House, Republicans lack the ability to enact positive legislation; yet they have the power to stop bad bills. Unfortunately, GOP leaders have made it clear they are willing to pass much of the Obama/Reid agenda because they don’t want confrontation with Democrats ahead of the midterm elections. For conservatives, that pretty much leaves us with the strategy of attempting to pass good bills out of the House just for messaging purposes. With unelected federal judges and administration bureaucrats forcing gay “marriage” on sovereign states across the country,...
  • Most Feared City in Nebraska

    01/16/2014 11:17:44 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 10 replies
    Youtube ^ | December 22, 2013 | donze52
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-v1Ta_il94&feature=youtu.be
  • Open Doors Reveals the 50 Worst Countries to be a Christian

    01/08/2014 4:46:00 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 47 replies
    Townhall ^ | January 8, 2014 | Leah Barkoukis
    Open Doors, a persecution watchdog group, is out with its 2014 World Watch List, which ranks 50 countries where the persecution of Christians for religious reasons is most severe, according to the report. The organization looks at “violence, government pressures, and other related indicators” to collectively assess countries, according to The Blaze, which spoke with the group’s CEO and President Dr. David Curry. Their ranking methodology is explained in more detail here. “Not every circumstance is the same. For example, in North Korea, you have a quasi-Stalinist government that is the most difficult place to call yourself a Christian on...
  • Time to roll back the left wing culture that has colonised our classrooms

    11/16/2013 8:47:17 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 20 replies
    Australian Conservative ^ | November 1, 2013 | Dr Donnelly’s
    The left planted its flag atop the educational establishment long ago. If we are to hope for better schools and smarter kids, that dominance must be overturned,” Dr Kevin Donnelly writes at Quadrant Online. “Forget the cultural-left bias and PC group mentality of the Australian Broadcasting Commission, when it comes to a pervasive ideological commitment to the left nothing beats Australia’s education establishment.” Dr Donnelly says the arrival of the Abbott Government immediately started the alarm bells ringing inside the system. “There is nothing surprising or new about such outbursts. Australia’s educationalists, along with those in other English-speaking nations, embarked...
  • Recall: Governor Hickenlooper (Colorado)

    11/13/2013 12:41:23 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 12 replies
    Tancredo for Governor ^ | 11/13/13 | Tancredo for Governor
    I received this in my inbox (email) and I don't know if it is possible to actually recall this governor, or if this is just campaign solicitation BUT if possible surely you all can try to recall your horrible Gov? (Disclaimer: I don't live in Colorado, but have family there)!~
  • Sarvis a Libertarian? Nope (The Virginia gubernatorial candidate is a social liberal.)

    10/31/2013 10:31:42 AM PDT · by JSDude1 · 25 replies
    NRO ^ | October 31, 2013 4:00 AM | Charles C. W. Cooke
    In polite society at least, questioning the fundamental claims that people make about themselves is rather frowned upon. If a person says that he is a Catholic, then one is expected to believe that he is a Catholic, even if there is no evidence for this whatsoever. If a person says he is a conservative when he clearly agrees with not a single conservative position, we are likewise expected to smile and nod grimly. “No, you’re not!” is not a socially acceptable response to erroneous self-description, alas. There is some virtue in this convention, I suppose, even if it is...
  • Estimate: 16 Million Americans Will Lose Current Coverage Because of Obamacare

    10/24/2013 6:49:58 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 32 replies
    Townhall ^ | Oct 24, 2013 | Guy Benson
    The president: “If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period. If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. Period. No one will take it away. No matter what.” A new estimate from healthcare expert Bob Laszewski (via the Weekly Standard): The U.S. individual health insurance market currently totals about 19 million people. Because the Obama administration's regulations on grandfathering existing plans were so stringent about 85% of those, 16 million, are not grandfathered and must comply with Obamacare at their next renewal. The rules are...
  • Pickup driver’s fight with cyclists leads to crushed bike, jail

    10/23/2013 5:20:00 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 84 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Tue, Oct 22, 2013 12:54 PM EDT | Justin Hyde
    In the past few years, many cities and local governments have embraced bicycling as a reasonable way to use public roads — carving out special lanes, setting up bike-sharing stations and generally making life easier for those who want to travel by two wheels rather than four. But those moves haven't come without complaint about congestion and special treatment, and just as biking clubs have grown for weekend riders, so has anti-bike advocacy and concerns about who rules the road — such as the handmade warning signs above from a pro-vehicle group. In a shocking but not surprising turn, one...
  • Shameless promotion (but not for me) For John Boehner's Primary Opponent-Vanity!

    10/16/2013 10:03:14 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 21 replies
    N/A ^ | 10/16/13 | JSDude1
    This is just a plug for John Boehner's more organized primary opponent: anyone that feel up to it should send Mr. "Speaker" a message! http://jdwinteregg.com/
  • BREAKING: House Deal Falls Apart As Conservatives Balk, White House Threatens Veto

    10/15/2013 5:14:58 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 104 replies
    Townhall ^ | Oct. 15, 2013 | Guy Benson
    ----"Plan B" and fiscal cliff vote, redux. Having hammered out a deal to shoot back to the Senate tonight -- with most Republicans reportedly on board -- House GOP leadership has been forced to delay or cancel those votes after support among conservatives collapsed in the early evening hours. The rules committee meeting, which would have formally drawn up the bill and advanced it to the full house, has been postponed indefinitely. The reason is simple. They don't have the votes: What happened? The counter-offer's broad outline, which I've been following all day, seemed to be on track. Then the...
  • Sequestration Is the Bipartisan Law of the Land. Fight on Obamacare.

    10/13/2013 12:40:12 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 8 replies
    Redstate.com ^ | 10/13/2013 | Erick Erickson
    I was very disappointed to see Robert Costa of National Review use of the dollar sign in this tweet: Praised recently by a lot of liberals in the press, invited to the White House to sit with Barack Obama, and now subtly suggesting the McConnell – Boehner – K Street GOP attack on Heritage Action for America, Senate Conservatives Fund, Club for Growth, and Madison Project is legit, i.e. they’re in it for the money. That’s disappointing, but unsurprising. In fact, the groups mentioned above, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Mark Meadows, Tom Graves, etc. are under withering fire from the...
  • The Fight Remains About Obamacare

    10/11/2013 8:47:04 AM PDT · by JSDude1 · 7 replies
    Redstate ^ | October 11th, 2013 | Erick Erickson
    I stepped out last night, away from politics, to be the celebrity chef at a cooking school. It was refreshing to tune out the political world. But when I checked into my hotel after eleven last night, there was a backlog of weepy, crying emails from people ready to surrender. Why? Because the GOP has gone from being not liked to being not liked? Because this Congress has gone from being the worst ever to the worst ever? Surrender should not be an option. This fight has been and remains about Obamacare. A Republican Party fretting over polling should consider...
  • A Short Term Debt Ceiling

    10/10/2013 4:24:06 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 23 replies
    REDSTATE ^ | October 10th, 2013 at 11:51 AM | Erick Erickson
    It seems the GOP has taken a hint and will continue the fight on Obamacare by punting the debt ceiling discussion six weeks to Thanksgiving. I think this is wise, though I think the GOP should not do a clean increase. They should tie it to a full faith and credit act or something to stop future market jitters over this stuff. The GOP should not establish a precedent of debt ceiling increases without offsets of some kind. Nor should they allow the Democrats to act as if the House of Representatives should just be Barack Obama’s rubber stamp. But...