Virginia Republicans vote to get rid of the death tax…all except Rigell

  In a vote of 240-179, the House Republicans voted to repeal the Death tax today. Proudly the entire  Virginia Republican delegation voted for repeal, except Congressman Scott Rigell.  In his press release, the Congressman explains his vote and I will leave it to the reader to agree or disagree with his reasoning: “Today I… More Virginia Republicans vote to get rid of the death tax…all except Rigell

Establishment Really IS a Four Letter Word

By Rick Buchanan, Conservative Activist This is a rebuttal of the Op-Ed entitled ” Establishment Is Not A Four Letter Word” by Jay McConville which can be read HERE. Jay McConville’s post about the word “establishment” completely misses the point of the word’s usage as it pertains to what Republican Conservatives call Establishment Republicans.  Mr. McConville’s… More Establishment Really IS a Four Letter Word

It’s Time to Focus Virginia (Part II) From PWC GOP Chairman Bill Card

  Part I drew criticism for my tone and style as well as the assault on talk radio.  However I feel compelled after Tuesday’s vote for Speaker of the House of Representatives to once again try and focus friends, conservatives (actual and not-so-much), Republicans, and sometime friends of Republicans.   Let me be clear.  I… More It’s Time to Focus Virginia (Part II) From PWC GOP Chairman Bill Card

The Need to Build a Bench an OP-ED by Austin Haynes

I had the opportunity to have breakfast a couple of days ago with the leaders of the Prince William Republican Committee Bill Card and DJ Jordan.  They have been terrific stewards, leading to strong Republican victories and a very stable committee.  Part of the conversation, as would be expected turned to who was running for… More The Need to Build a Bench an OP-ED by Austin Haynes

Op- Ed from Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) on Net Neutrality

The Internet is one of the most dynamic and competitive marketplaces in existence and has become a cornerstone of the American economy and culture. Consequently, concerns about the future of an open and fair Internet, broadly coined as “net neutrality,” have rightfully risen to the forefront of the national debate. The rise of the net… More Op- Ed from Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) on Net Neutrality

Delegate Peace wants our President to abide by the Constitution

On Tuesday Delegate Chris Peace sent a letter to Virginia Attorney General Herring requesting that the Commonwealth of Virginia join a host of other states, to stand against President Obama’s power grab on immigration. In the letter Delegate Peace writes: “Many of our Virginia Representatives share the point of view the President does not have… More Delegate Peace wants our President to abide by the Constitution

Hood Cries

An OP-ED by Coby Dillard :   When there’s blood in the streets (streets) And you remain quiet, don’t you come with a speech (When it pop) Man down (down), Gunned by police Hood Cries, you ignore it? Don’t say nuthin’ to me (When it pop) (When it pop) The hood been cryin’ out (cryin’ out), but… More Hood Cries

Sonnie Johnson’s take on the Ferguson Riots

10 Questions Citizens of #Ferguson Should Ask Outside Agitators – Sonnie Johnson   It’s all fun and games until you burn down a damn city. The citizens of Ferguson should ask the outside agitators some questions before they let them continue to burn down their community… Where do you live? It would be nice to… More Sonnie Johnson’s take on the Ferguson Riots

New Global Warming Alarmist Problem: “Pre-Traumatic Stress Disorder”

So, now, those of us who don’t buy global warming alarmism are to be blamed for alarmists’ stress. Andrew Stuttaford (The Corner) has the details  Just when you think that the misery that climate change is bringing in its wake can get no worse, there is this. Grist reports: …From depression to substance abuse to suicide… More New Global Warming Alarmist Problem: “Pre-Traumatic Stress Disorder”

Hillary Turns Left

The economic illiteracy of the the Democrat party is on full display as Hillary tries to make the ridiculous claim that businesses do not create jobs. Thats is correct. She said that this is, “trickle down economics.”  No Hillary, is the free market. I remember the 80’s and 90’s. The private sector – relatively unencumbered… More Hillary Turns Left

What has the Democrats most upset at their party? Not social issues…

The Pew Research Center has a new poll out on how self-described Democrats and Republicans view their own parties on abortion, immigration, marriage, and spending. Most are focusing on the top line: namely, that we Republicans are more upset at our party than the Dems – across the board. However, Pew did a little more digging about why Democrats… More What has the Democrats most upset at their party? Not social issues…

Meanwhile, Europe continues to fray at the edges

In the span of a couple of weeks, we are seeing three signs that Europe is falling into Yeats’ most well-known phrase (“Things fall apart; the center does not hold”). The first took place in France, of all places. A recent IFOP poll revealed that Marine Le Pen, daughter of fascist Jean-Marie Le Pen and… More Meanwhile, Europe continues to fray at the edges

More on temperature data “adjustment”

Walter Dnes (WUWT) examined American temperature “adjustment” by the USHCN (United States Historical Climate Network), and found that said adjustments were not just annual, but monthly as well (i.e., different months were “adjusted” differently). Among his more interesting findings… Winter months were adjusted upward more so than summer months, since 1970 (it’s quite possible their could… More More on temperature data “adjustment”

Memo to Chris Christie: We are watching the Shaneen Allen case…and you

As a native of New Jersey, I can say without reservation that its bizarre allergy to gun rights was one of the chief reasons I left. Radley Balko (Washington Post) has the details on the latest ridiculous example: Shaneen Allen, who brought her Pennsylvania-permitted gun into the Garden State, told authorities of it when pulled… More Memo to Chris Christie: We are watching the Shaneen Allen case…and you

Obama’s immigration order threats mean Ex-Im Bank is probably dead

There has been a lot of speculation about the president ordering a mass de facto legalization of millions of unauthorized immigrants “by summer’s end” (Charles Krauthammer, NRO), and the possibility that he might just be hoping for an impeachment reaction, judging by Dan Pfeiffer’s reaction (Reid Epstein, Wall Street Journal). His fellow Democrats appear giddy just at the… More Obama’s immigration order threats mean Ex-Im Bank is probably dead

Another TARP opponent survives

The victory of Pat Roberts (Republican U.S. Senator from Kansas) in his primary battle is reaffirming the conventional wisdom that “Establishment” Republicans are thwarting “Tea Party” challengers. As one may expect, I don’t automatically share that view. In fact, I think the Tea Party vs. Establishment meme misses the point. Most would be surprised to… More Another TARP opponent survives

The 2016 Republican nominee better have an alternative to Obamacare

There is a lot of discussion about the effects and wisdom of the Halbig decision, including some amusement at the site of a leading Obamacare architect turn himself into a rhetorical pretzel. However, one thing that has not really been addressed is the need to be serious about “repeal and replace.” Republicans need to remember that if the… More The 2016 Republican nominee better have an alternative to Obamacare

Elizabeth Warren backs the Bank of Boeing

To her supporters, Senator Elizabeth Warren is a champion of the downtrodden and bane of the wealthy. To those of us who know better, she’s a government-always-first leftist who is quite fine with helping the biggest and wealthiest corporations in America so long as the government grows. We have the Heritage Foundation to thank for… More Elizabeth Warren backs the Bank of Boeing

Progressive Jihad: Memo #42

From: Office of Truth And Justice To: Our Dear Leader MEMO # 42: Resistance Cell – “Sons Of Liberty” The following message was intercepted by the resistance.  These reactionaries go by the name: “The Son’s of Liberty”  Among their racist, misogynistic and homophobic beliefs is that men should be judged by the content of their… More Progressive Jihad: Memo #42

Egregious Ex-Im Deal of the Day

I basically copied and pasted the title from Veronique de Rugy, who got it herself from the Blog of the House Financial Services Committee – where Chairman Jeb Hensarling is leading the fight against the Export-Import Bank. The Bank’s defenders insist that it’s all about helping American exporters, but they largely ignore the fact that most of the… More Egregious Ex-Im Deal of the Day