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Rand, Reagan, And “The Nuance Thing”

Rand, Reagan, And “The Nuance Thing”

  Rand Paul only used the word three times in his Washington Post piece, so he really wanted you to pay attention to it.  Would it be obnoxious to point out it’s not nuance if you repeat it over and over again until it’s unequivocal? Rand Paul’s justification for containing, but not containing Iran is, well, because Reagan.  Rand tries[Read More…]

by April 16, 2014 0 comments Blog
‘Range War’ Mentality Vs. Electability

‘Range War’ Mentality Vs. Electability

Harry Reid and John McCain.  There, I used them both in the same sentence. What do they have in common?  Plenty.  Both are in western states with big chunks of land owned by the Federal government.  Nevada, 84.5%, Arizona, 48.1% – admittedly far less as a percent than Nevada, but more than any other western state in the lower 48[Read More…]

by April 16, 2014 0 comments Blog
Bundy Ranch and the BLM: A Study In Lunacy

Bundy Ranch and the BLM: A Study In Lunacy

The Bureau of Land Management was created under the Department of the Interior in the 1976 Federal Land Policy Management Act. The BLM has the power to regulate all permitted uses of land in the United States including Federal, State, and private land. It also has the power to create and define all of the regulations by which it governs[Read More…]

by April 16, 2014 2 comments Blog
The Global War On Cows Comes Home

The Global War On Cows Comes Home

The first major skirmish in America’s Global War On Cows ended without a shot fired at the Bundy ranch in Nevada the other day. For years, the United Nations has warned that cows are a bigger threat to the environment than are cars. On another front, it urges a global move to a meat and dairy-free diet in order to[Read More…]

by April 16, 2014 0 comments Blog
“All The Women Up At The Front” – Militiaman Sheriff Richard Mack, Bundy Ranch

“All The Women Up At The Front” – Militiaman Sheriff Richard Mack, Bundy Ranch

The Tea Party Paid Speakers Bureau admonished protest and militia groups last week to be peaceful at Bundy Ranch.  First, Second, Fourth, and Tenth Amendment (or any Constitutional group with a travel budget) protesters flooded the Nevada countryside after a cattle roundup on public land and later a ham-handed “First Amendment Zone” was designated by the Bureau of Land Management near the Cliven[Read More…]

by April 14, 2014 0 comments Blog
BLM, For Its Faults, Saved Cliven Bundy From Himself

BLM, For Its Faults, Saved Cliven Bundy From Himself

The Bureau of Land Management saved certain of the self-described militia groups from themselves, too. I hate Federal overreach as much as anyone, but Bundy’s stated purpose was to escalate this.  He wanted to be the next Waco or Ruby Ridge. Groups like Montana’s West Mountain Rangers and militia groups from Utah and as far away as New Hampshire, as[Read More…]

by April 12, 2014 11 comments Blog
Five Reasons Burwell Can Thank Her Lucky Stars For Reid’s Nuclear Option

Five Reasons Burwell Can Thank Her Lucky Stars For Reid’s Nuclear Option

Kathleen Sebelius is out. Sylvia Mathews Burwell is on deck. Obama’s Director of Office of Management and Budget ( which has produced no budgets even Democrats support) will be nominated Friday to make the pain of Obamacare go away. The move takes Sebelius off page one. She will no longer thorn out of in the side of Democrats who are[Read More…]

by April 10, 2014 0 comments Blog
Can’t We All Get Along – Without Vance McAllister?

Can’t We All Get Along – Without Vance McAllister?

Really, who is this guy and what greater good comes from sucking up the embarrassment and distraction? He is (was) a political unknown and first term Congressman from Louisiana.  McAllister spent time in the oil industry and has some restaurant franchises.  There are plenty where he came from, at least from the standpoint of professional qualifications. Vance McAllister catapulted himself[Read More…]

by April 10, 2014 0 comments Blog
The Paradox Of Islamophobia

The Paradox Of Islamophobia

It occurred to me, a while back, that I’d never heard anyone use the word Christophobia. It seemed to me that, given the world’s great post-modern fear of Christian morality, accusations of Christophobia ought to abound. So I googled the term Christophobia, and sure enough, there were a few hits ““ around 33,000 ““ compared with Islamophobia at around 6[Read More…]

by April 10, 2014 6 comments Blog
Will GOP Go Wobbly On Breibart CA?

Will GOP Go Wobbly On Breibart CA?

  Breitbart News followed up the announcement it would create a California bureau with some strong illustrations from the street artist known as Sabo.  Governor Jerry Brown’s head with (ostensibly) Arnold Schwarzenegger’s bodybuilder pose. Mark Zuckerberg with a female torso and breasts covered by small Brietbart logo pasties.  But the image that sent more shock waves than a southern California[Read More…]

by April 7, 2014 0 comments Blog