We now know that Omar Mateen, the mass murderer who shot up that gay night club in Orlando, had experimented with homosexuality, visited gay dating sites and was a regular at Pulse.
I would not pretend to know what was going on inside the mind of a man who would do such a thing. However, we do know that his life was in conflict, born into a strict Muslim family and educated in our public schools which are now training grounds for this kind of sexual activity.
If you are not aware of this fact, than you simply don’t know what is going on in your local school. Continue reading “How to Get the Fed out of Our Public Schools”
There is a reason most people screen their telephone calls. Telemarketers. Would it surprise you to know that the most aggressive bunch of telemarketers are the very people we have elected and sent to Washington, D.C., our very own representative and senators.
If you have made the mistake of donating to a political party or one of its offshoots like a congressional or senatorial committee, you know what I mean. At first it may be flattering to get a call from one of these people inviting you to a “special event” or thanking you for your past support. However, you can be sure that the primary reason for that call is to separate you from your money.
The phone calls never stop, even during working hours. Continue reading “That Telemarketer on the Phone may be Your Congressman”
Phyllis Schlafly is at or near the top of every list of the most admired conservative women in America. Rightfully so. For the record, Phyllis Schlafly was one of my early mentors and I hold her in high esteem.
So it was with sadness that I read that there was a coup attempt to oust her as board chairman and CEO of Eagle Forum, the organization she started in 1972, which boasts some 80,000 members. Similar stories have circulated over the past two weeks.
Eagle Forum is a powerful political force and the Eagle Forum Education and Legal Defense Fund has been equipping and educating conservatives for more than four decades. These are important organizations which should be preserved at all cost. Equally important, they are part of the legacy of this great lady. Continue reading “Healing Eagle Forum (An Outsider Looking In)”
“It stinks!” That was how incoming Speaker of the House Paul Ryan explained the back room deal hatched by outgoing Speaker John Boehner and Democrat leaders that raised the debt ceiling and put us on automatic pilot to the spending stratosphere through the rest of Obama’s term.
Boehner claimed he was “cleaning the barn” before Ryan took control of the House of Representatives but where is that smell coming from? The entrance to the place is spotless, but the bad odor will linger well after Boehner is gone because of all the brown stuff he piled up in the stalls.
Thanks to Boehner and the Senate’s worthless Mitch McConnell, it’s Obama who will come out smelling like a rose. The nation is on a collision course with the grim reaper over unrestrained spending and all the hard decisions have been put off until the next president takes office.
Does anyone seriously think that Paul Ryan’s hands are clean? Boehner spent weeks begging Ryan to take the reins of the House. If Ryan had put his foot down and said “No” to this deal it never would have happened? Instead, Ryan blessed the deal by voting for it, along with all Democrats and a mere 78 of his Republican colleagues. Continue reading “Boehner’s Gone: Who’s Crying Now?”
Our republic dodged a bullet last week when, at the 11th hour, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced that he was removing himself from consideration for Speaker of the House. His surprise announcement came after John Boehner had assembled all GOP House members to elect his replacement.
Speaker Boehner, who is supposed to retire at the end of the month, had rushed this election to ensure that McCarthy, his chief lieutenant, would succeed him. However, when McCarthy bailed, Boehner asked for unanimous consent to postpone the vote. Before anyone could object, he dismissed the caucus, leaving the two remaining candidates in the race, Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah and Daniel Webster of FL, twisting in the wind. Continue reading “Free Your Congressman from House Monarchy”
There’s an old saying that should be heeded by members of the House of Representatives: “Things that are urgent are rarely important and things that are important are rarely urgent.” So, when it comes to electing the next Speaker of the House — the office 2nd in line to the presidency — what’s the rush?
It’s a scheme to pave the way for John Boehner’s hand-picked successor, Kevin McCarthy, to take over the reins.
Clearly, the voters know that the problems we have in this country will never be solved by entrenched politicians. That is why outsiders are leading the race for the GOP presidential nomination. That is why House Majority Leader Eric Canter was dumped by the voters in his district in the last election. That is why Boehner was forced to announce that he will resign at the end of the month.
Unfortunately, unless reason prevails and a major revolt occurs, the Republicans in the House will meet to select their nominee for Boehner’s replacement on Thursday in the Republican caucus. The vote may already have occurred by the time you read this. Continue reading “We Don’t Need a Boehner Clone”
Former Speaker of the House Denny Hastert has been indicted for allegedly structuring bank withdrawals of $952,000 to evade bank reporting requirements and then making false statements to federal investigators.
According to various media outlets, quoting unnamed law enforcement sources, this was part of a $3.5 million “hush money” agreement he made in 2010 with a former student over some form of sexual misconduct more than three decades ago.
However, it’s the method Hastert used for the withdrawals and the coverup that landed him in hot water with the Feds, not his actions with the former student.
If these allegations are true, they would be despicable. Any sexual contact between an adult and a minor is against the law (although it may not be prosecutable due to the statute of limitations). The wrong would be compounded, whether or not the act was consensual, because, at the time of the alleged incident, Hastert was in a position of power and influence over the student. People in positions of power are held to a higher standard — or they should be —such as a doctor and a patient or a president of the United States and an INTERN. Anyone remember Monica? Continue reading “Lessons from Denny Hastert (The real Scandal)”