If you feel like you need a program to keep up with the rash of scandals coming out of Washington, you’re not alone. There’s stifling of political opposition, lying to Congress, intimidation of whistleblowers, lying to the public and a healthy dose of general incompetence.
Suffice it to say that Obama has found his legacy. He has set the new presidential speed record for achieving lame-duck status, going from inauguration to irrelevance in just four months. With three major scandals all coming to a boil at the same time, Democrats will be distancing themselves in droves before the dust settles.
The IRS Hokey-Pokey
All of America just found out what many conservative groups have known all along – that the IRS has spent years targeting them in order to minimize how effective they can be.
New information confirms that over a course of three years the IRS singled out groups for abuse if their names or descriptions included certain keywords like “tea party”, “9-12”, “patriot”, “constitution”, “voter fraud”, “government spending”, “limited government” or “Bill of Rights”. read more »
The latest push to shove the federal Common Core Curriculum down states throats via the threat of ending federal funding to those states that do not implement it has hit Florida. The state legislature is currently in committee writing legislation to implement it and make it state law. I am not going to argue the merits of the Common Core as a viable education model because the jury is still deliberating its content and methodology. What I am going to discuss and emphasize is the effectiveness of the federal body that will gain permanent control over every level of education in America and its success rate since first taking this role in 1980.
The Dept. of Education:
Since its inception and implementation by Jimmy Carter on 05/04/1980 has been very effective at redefining and changing the overall quality and efficiency of the way our children are educated. Before the Dept. of Ed. the national high school graduation rates were around 80% (peaking at 81% in the 1970’s). More importantly the effective reading and math comprehension levels were at a 10th grade level and to get into a college or state university a minimum SAT score was 1300. (an Ivy League education required 1550) The aggregate IQ as determined by MENSA for the average high school graduate was approximately 98, the general populace 88. read more »
Here they go again...
Years after we defeated the last attempt to grant amnesty to between 10 and 20 million illegal aliens, our elected officials still haven't gotten the message that Americans OPPOSE amnesty.
It's the same shell game as before: they promise increased border security in exchange for amnesty for illegals that are already here.
That was the promise in 1986 when we gave amnesty to 3 million illegals. 10 to 20 million more illegals later, it's obvious that it was a broken promise.
We can't be fooled again.
Currently, a "Gang of Eight" in the US Senate has introduced a massive, "comprehensive" immigration bill, that was negotiated in secret. Those who helped write it? Big labor, big business and representatives of illegal aliens - all those who will benefit from amnesty.
Of course those who are pushing this bill say that it's not amnesty. They say that it simply fixes "our broken immigration system". But giving legal residency and a path to citizenship (and voter registration cards) to people who have broken our laws has just one definition: amnesty. read more »
Welcome to the Bizzaro World of political correctness, 2013 edition.
In case you missed it, the Associated Press recently made some changes to its official “Stylebook”, the guide journalist use to determine what words and phrases they should or should not use in their reportage. The new edict declares terms like “illegal alien, an illegal, illegals or undocumented” as verboten.
Why? The AP claims that it is just “ridding the Stylebook of labels”. And that “…the English language is constantly evolving, enriched by new words, phrases and uses. Our goal is always to use the most precise and accurate words so that the meaning is clear to any reader anywhere”.
Except in this case, that is, given the fact that the term “illegal alien” is the actual legal definition of the people they are trying to describe.
Over the years the politically correct terminology has evolved from “illegal aliens” to “illegal immigrants” to “undocumented immigrants” to “undocumented workers”. What’s next, “uninvited guests”?
Just how are we supposed to accurately describe people who have entered into our country in violation of our laws, forged official documents and committed perjury? But that’s the point. We’re not supposed to accurately describe them, because that would make achieving goals like amnesty and newly registered voters difficult for the folks on the left. read more »
Barack Obama, Joe Biden and a host of liberal Democrats want to restrict your Second Amendment rights. Period.
And the only thing standing between them and your rights is you.
Joe Biden was quoted recently telling anti-gun activists at a recent gun-control rally that the push for gun control would not end with their current legislation, saying, “Let me say this as clearly as I can: this is just the beginning.”
For once, he's right.
Liberals have introduced proposals that would restrict the right to buy guns based on how dangerous they look.
They have introduced proposals to require the registration of all firearms.
One state has even introduced a measure that would require a certificate from the government to buy ANY firearm.
It's more of the same. Slowly, but surely, they work to further restrict the rights of Americans to own and use firearms.
They put more laws on the books that they later don't enforce, so when the next crisis hits they can claim that we need MORE laws.
Have you had enough? read more »
Feeling demonized lately? The leftist controlled news media never misses a chance to demonize conservatives. That’s a given, I don’t need to document many examples; but is it effective? We joke about it or ignore it, but political demonization has a dark and ugly side, which we ignore at our own peril.
This blog was prompted by overhearing a conversation earlier this winter between liberals complaining about snowplow drivers pushing snow back into their driveways. Complaining about driveways being refilled by snowplows has been a Wisconsin tradition since Henry Ford’s day. But, this was different, both Democrats agreed the mean spirited snowplow drivers in their respective neighborhoods must have been Republicans. I suspect there are not many Republicans are in the ranks of unionized AFSCME Dane County, Wisconsin snowplow drivers, but these Democrats, evidently had the misfortune of being on their route. read more »
Conservatives are simply sick of being dissed. We don’t want to hear it anymore.
Too bad famous people won’t stick to what they became famous for. If you write children’s books, don’t lecture me about class warfare. An actor, dancer, comedian, football player, rock star? Entertain me. Then please oh please, just shut up.
Simple enough, but an impossibility for many famous folks these days, which is unfortunate. They don’t get it. They actually believe we care what they think when, truth is, we only want to indulge the fantasy; how disappointing to see just how arrogant, clueless and dimwitted celebs are once they turn off the microphone and remove the makeup. Worse yet, through social media, they insult many of the people who make them rich. Go figure. read more »
Some of CPACs best: West, Rubio, Bush, Love, Carson, Walker, Cruz, and Paul.
You know all that blather about conservatism being the philosophy of dying old white guys? Tell that to the attendees at this past weekend’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Fifty-four percent of attendees were under 25-years-old; less than a quarter over the ripe old age of 40. Rising stars from Marco Rubio and Rand Paul to Dr. Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Kelly Ayotte, and Mia Love rocked the message of limited government and American Exceptionalism.
As on cue, the merchants of hate retched slimeballs, calling Dr. Carson a “joke in the black community,” “token,” “negro d’jour,” “oreo” and “Uncle Tom” on social media sites. And unlike the CPAC attendees who roundly denounced a white supremacist who crashed the conference, nary a single leftie has disavowed the racist remarks by American University Professor Deen Freelon and others.
For those who didn’t get a chance to review or watch the speakers, we’ve created a QUOTE MASH of some of the best: West, Rubio, Bush, Love, Carson, Walker, Cruz, and Paul. Enjoy~! read more »
Today’s liberal establishment is the 21st Century version of Uncle Tom’s Simon Legree.
What in the hell is going on with the American left?
Over-the-top rhetoric is nothing new in liberal circles; yet lately the tenor has been uglier than usual. Shrill cries from the mainstream press and pundits label traditionalists as “rubes,” or “pale, male and stale,” while their minions, dutifully guzzling the Kool-Aid, are trolling conservative websites shrieking about class, ethnic and gender warfare.
Doesn’t make sense—their guy won. They’ve told us over and over how patriotism is passé, that a new age of global relativism is replacing racialist Western culture. We’re done, finished: out with the old (and white); in with the new (brown, black, and young). read more »
Here repeat after me “EEEENOOOMERATED POWERS”
What separates our Republic and all Republic’s that have come before it is this very singularly important distinction. Enumerated Powers
Here is an excellent interpretation by Kevin Price from his article titled: “What are "enumerated powers" and why do they matter?”
"Enumerated powers" have an academic sound to them. It sounds like something you would read about in a history book. Simply put, enumerated powers are those powers specifically delegated to the Congress by the US Constitution. By the way, they are still there.
Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution lists the seventeen powers specifically enumerated to the Constitution. All of these things are important and the government's function in these areas was supposed to be strong, in order to protect the liberties of every American. Some of the things delegated to Congress include standard weights and measures, coining money, post offices and post roads, the protection of intellectual property, and a national defense. Beyond these and a few other very specific items, there was not much for which the federal government was responsible. read more »