Donald Trump’s comments about illegal immigrants seem to be dominating the news lately. The media have made it the story and have taken great glee in reporting about the backlash The Donald is receiving for what he said. Macy’s, Serta mattresses, Univision, NASCAR and NBC have all either cut ties with Trump or announced they will be terminating agreements with him. My first thought after reading all that was to wonder how in the world Donald Trump has his own line of Serta mattresses. Who would want that? But I digress. The Donald doesn’t seem to care about all the damage, saying on Fox & Friends, “I think it’s bad for my brand. I don’t care. You know maybe I’m leading in the polls, but this is certainly not good. I lose customers. I lose people.”
But what exactly was it he said that has made him the target of all this backlash? I’ve seen it misquoted on a few […] → Keep reading
Since the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin, blacks and other liberals have thrown out the phrase ‘black lives matter’ all over social media, signs, broadcasts, graffiti and other places. When Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson after committing a robbery and attacking a police officer, the phrase received new impetus and has become a staple in the liberal lexicon. The people using it want everyone to believe that nobody cares about black lives but them. They use it as incitement to anger and justification for protests and riots, such as in Baltimore after the death of Freddie Gray. It’s a call to battle. A rallying cry. It’s a unifying phrase for blacks and liberals who decry ‘white privilege’ and the death of any black person at the hands of a white police officer, whether justified or not. But there’s just one problem with it.
They don’t mean it.
The ‘black lives matter’ meme is supposed […] → Keep reading
Now that the Supreme Court has created the constitutional right to homosexual marriage it seems prudent to offer an examination to related social issues in order to determine which perversities will be next on the left’s agenda to be normalized. One need not look very hard for the answer.
Polygamy is an obvious choice. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts noted in his dissenting opinion in the Obergefell decision that the majority of the Court seemingly opened the door for polygamy in their maneuvers to legalize that which had no constitutional basis. The majority’s opinion which legalized homosexual marriage could easily be construed as also requiring the legalization of polygamy.
“Although the majority randomly inserts the adjective “two” in various places, it offers no reason at all why the two-person element of the core definition of marriage may be preserved while the man-woman element may not. Indeed, from the standpoint of history and tradition, a leap from opposite-sex marriage […] → Keep reading
Less than a week ago you couldn’t find a news story about the Confederate flag if you tried. Now there are numerous articles about the flag filling several pages of any Internet search. Everyone knows what the catalyst for all these stories has been. The murder of nine black people at a South Carolina church started all the clamor after it was revealed in the media that the murderer is a racist whose goal was to start a race war. Pictures surfaced of him displaying the Confederate battle flag and before you could say ‘way down south in Dixie’ there were politicians and talking-heads in the media calling for the removal of the flag from the grounds of the South Carolina Capitol. South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley eventually made a public statement calling for the removal of the flag, saying, “it’s time.”
Is the flag a symbol of racism that should be removed? It depends who you ask. To […] → Keep reading
For as long as I can remember, the public has always been told by those in the education field that all our problems could be solved if only there was more funding allocated for schools. Class size is made an issue, more teachers are needed, better textbooks, more technology, school building renovations. More money. Always more money.
Here in Oklahoma, the teacher’s union and the Democrats sound like broken records when it comes to the state budget every year. Always wanting more money, but never explaining why past initiatives that were sold to the public under the guise of solving our education problems never seemed to produce the promised results. If you’ve been around Oklahoma long enough you might remember House Bill 1017 back in 1990. It was described as ‘landmark legislation’ by the Democrats, who controlled both houses of the state legislature, and it provided increased funding to schools, reduced class sizes, provided minimum teacher salaries, early childhood programs […] → Keep reading
Oklahoma Democrats held their statewide convention this last weekend, at which time they selected a new chairman to lead the Democrats in the state. Mark Hammons beat former Vice Chair Dana Orwin, 306-216, to assume the position formerly held by Wallace Collins.
Ahhh, Wallace Collins. The Democratic Party in Oklahoma has taken a shellacking under his leadership. A post I wrote two years ago is a good summary of the ‘success’ Democrats have had with Collins as chairman.
OK Politechs May 19, 2013 – In a piece of great news for Oklahoma Republicans this weekend, Wallace Collins was reelected chairman of the Oklahoma Democratic Party. Collins was first elected to the position in 2011 and Oklahoma Democrats have taken a beating ever since, even from their own chairman.
Since Collins became chairman, Democrats have lost every statewide elected office, lost seats in the state House and the Senate, Obama failed to win a single county in the presidential election and […] → Keep reading
Jesus was wrong. So says His Excellency Barack the 1st.
At the Catholic-Evangelical Leadership Summit yesterday, Obama quotes part of a verse from the Gospel of Matthew in a manner directly opposite of what Jesus is quoted as having said. I’m sure the Obama worshippers will claim his remark was taken out of context, so here is a transcript of what he said.
“One of the things I’m always concerned about is cynicism,” Obama said. “My chief of staff, Denis McDonough, we take walks around the South Lawn, usually when the weather is good. And a lot of it is policy talk, sometimes it’s just talk about values. And one of our favorite sayings is our job is to guard against cynicism, particularly in this town. And I think it’s important for us to guard against cynicism and not buy the idea that the poor will always be with us and there’s nothing we can do, because there’s a […] → Keep reading
Oklahoma State Senator Kyle Loveless has filed the “Personal Asset Protection Act,” which would drastically change Oklahoma’s civil asset forfeiture law. Currently, civil asset forfeiture law allows law enforcement to seize someone’s assets even though the owner has never been convicted of a crime and in many instances, is never even charged with a crime. The bill, SB838, was filed late in this year’s legislative session and will likely not be acted upon this year. Senator Loveless plans to hold an interim study into civil asset forfeiture law to gather facts and build a coalition of supporters before next year’s session.
The changes that Senator Loveless has proposed are on two main issues. The first is requiring that a conviction be obtained before assets can be seized. The second, and the most likely to be opposed by law enforcement, requires seized assets to be sent to Oklahoma’s general revenue fund instead of being retained by the law enforcement agency making […] → Keep reading
In a sickening piece for The Huffington Post, Kristine Holmgren writes to wish women a happy Mother’s Day by advocating for more abortions to put an end to “angry mothers.” She relates the story of a pregnant 13-year-old girl as justification for thinking that most mothers are “angry.”
If you were born before women had access to safe, affordable, accessible abortion, chances are your mother was an angry mother.
What a sad woman Holmgren must be to believe that most mothers before Roe v. Wade were angry because they weren’t able to have an abortion. Holmgren is fooling herself if she thinks that women who abort their children live happy lives and don’t suffer from physical or mental issues later. There is an overwhelming amount of data to prove a lot do.
Holmgren apparently believes the world to be such a horrible place that a child is better off being ripped limb from limb in the womb than being born […] → Keep reading
Recent events in Garland, Texas have created a media firestorm over the issue of whether or not people should be drawing cartoons of Muhammad. In case you missed it, political activist Pamela Geller organized a “Jihad Watch Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest” at which two terrorists opened fire on a security guard before being shot and killed by police. Some say Geller was within her First Amendment rights to have the event and others, mostly leftists and media, say she was wrong to do it, was responsible for the violence and should apologize.
Geller planned for the possibility of violence, allocating “thousands of dollars” for security and police at the event, just in case someone tried to duplicate the massacre at the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in France last January. As it turns out, it was money well spent. One security guard was wounded in the ankle before police officers shot and killed the well-armed terrorists. They […] → Keep reading