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‘Settled Law’ and the Supreme Court

After President Trump’s nomination for the Supreme Court tonight I fully expect liberal heads to explode. All of the leaked finalists have a record that will send the left into a conniption. I’m expecting the nomination to be Judge Raymond Kethledge, but Trump might surprise me and nominate Amy Coney Barrett, who I believe would be the better choice. Regardless of who gets the nomination, the Democrats are going to be in opposition. As Senator Graham said this morning, the Democrats would oppose Trump’s choice even if it was George Washington.

The number one thing the left is worried about with this nomination is keeping abortion legal. I’ve lost track of how many politicians, pundits, and self-appointed political analysts on Twitter have adamantly demanded that Trump’s nominee be someone who will respect ‘settled law’ or ‘established law,’ and they go on to mention Roe v. Wade. They don’t seem to realize that the opinion to overturn is not Roe […] → Keep reading

Why I Am Voting NO on State Question 788 – ‘Medical’ Marijuana

In just two weeks, Oklahoma voters will go to the polls for the primary elections and, in a rare instance, a State Question. This will be the first time since 2005 that a date other than a general election has been set for an initiative. State Question 788, if passed, would legalize marijuana in Oklahoma for medical purposes.

The ballot title is as follows:

This measure amends the Oklahoma State Statutes. A yes vote legalizes the licensed use, sale, and growth of marijuana in Oklahoma for medicinal purposes. A license is required for use and possession of marijuana for medicinal purposes and must be approved by an Oklahoma Board Certified Physician.

The State Department of Health will issue medical marijuana licenses if the application is eighteen years of older an Oklahoma resident. A special exception will be granted to an applicant under the age of eighteen, however these applications must be signed by two physicians and a parent or legal […] → Keep reading

McDonald’s Self-Order Kiosks an Answer to Demand for $15 an Hour

The ‘Fight for $15’ movement at McDonald’s and other fast-food restaurants is having an effect that the protesters probably didn’t count on. The demands for $15 an hour or a ‘living wage’ have motivated McDonald’s to begin mass deployment of self-order kiosks. I first wrote about these kiosks four years ago when they were in the testing phase and, apparently, they’ve been a huge success.

OK Politechs – These are automated cashiers. That’s right, these machines will take your order and your payment, but never walk off the job to demand more money, never talk back to management, never want an extra smoke break and never call in sick. The testing in Romeoville will answer some important questions for McDonald’s – Will the public want to use them? Can they perform the necessary functions while being user-friendly? Are they cost-effective?

To be cost-effective they need only cost less to purchase and maintain than the wages paid to a human. An […] → Keep reading

Roseanne Debacle Shows Trump Derangement Syndrome Goes Both Ways

For more than a year and a half now, the left has been suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome. If you’re not familiar with that term, a user-entry in the Urban Dictionary defines it as “a mental dysfunction causing those detractors with hateful thoughts and feelings about Donald Trump to go unhinged.”

Justin Raimondo wrote a piece in the LA Times back in December 2016, in which he outlines the varying stages of Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS).

In the first stage of the disease, victims lose all sense of proportion. The president-elect’s every tweet provokes a firestorm, as if 140 characters were all it took to change the world.

The mid-level stages of TDS have a profound effect on the victim’s vocabulary: Sufferers speak a distinctive language consisting solely of hyperbole.

As TDS progresses, the afflicted lose the ability to distinguish fantasy from reality.

In the advanced stages of the disease, the afflicted lose touch with reality. Opinion is unmoored from […] → Keep reading

NFL Ban on Kneeling Not a ‘Free Speech’ Issue

Last week the NFL announced that the national anthem rule for 2018 requires players to stand. After a season of sparse attendance at games and low television ratings, it appears the NFL owners have decided to try to put an end to the controversial kneeling during the anthem by doling out punishment to players and fines to teams for noncompliance. The backlash from players has been swift with many angrily denouncing the decision. The new policy has also been attacked by some on the right who decry the League’s attack on ‘free-speech.’

David French, a senior writer at National Review, wrote a piece for the New York Times in which he labeled those in favor of the policy a “conservative mob” and the policy itself to be “corporate censorship.”

New York Times – The United States is in the grips of a free-speech paradox. At the same time that the law provides more protection to personal expression than at any […] → Keep reading

I May Have To Start Voting Democrat

‘Do you prefer tax-and-spend liberals, tax-and-spend conservatives, or tax-and-spend moderates?’

What’s the point in voting for Republicans to run the Oklahoma government? If you’d told me a few years ago that the GOP-controlled legislature would have a ‘meh’ attitude about out-of-control spending in our state agencies, I would have said you were crazy. If you’d told me a few years ago that our Republican governor would be calling for massive tax increases, I would have said you were crazy. If you’d told me a few years ago that the GOP-controlled legislature would be scheming to pass tax increases at the beginning of the legislative session, I would have said you were crazy.

But here we are, on opening day of the 2018 legislative session, and the Republicans are planning to bring a “quick vote” on tax increases. Of course, they want a quick vote before their constituents get wind of what they’re up to and jam the capitol […] → Keep reading

Democrats Refuse To Protect Babies Born Alive in Failed Abortions

If there was any doubt about Democrats bathing in the blood of babies, doubt no more. Liberals have always claimed that abortion should remain legal because pregnancy should be a woman’s choice or an option to protect the life of the mother. That manifesto has now been decimated.

Earlier this month, the U.S. House voted on HR4712 – The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.

Congress finds as follows:

(1) If an abortion results in the live birth of an infant, the infant is a legal person for all purposes under the laws of the United States, and entitled to all the protections of such laws.

(2) Any infant born alive after an abortion or within a hospital, clinic, or other facility has the same claim to the protection of the law that would arise for any newborn, or for any person who comes to a hospital, clinic, or other facilities for screening and treatment or otherwise becomes a patient within […] → Keep reading

California: A Cesspool of Illegals and Psychotic Liberalism

Just when you thought things couldn’t get any crazier in California, one of their leading politicians steps up to the plate. Ian Calderon, the Democratic majority leader in California’s lower house has decided that the big problem his state needs to address is straws. Yes, straws. Not taxes, not immigration, not crime, not the abysmal California budget. Straws.

Calderon has introduced a bill to stop restaurants from offering their customers a straw unless they ask for one. The penalty set forth in the bill for giving an unrequested straw is up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. I suppose they think the thousand dollars isn’t much since Nancy Pelosi said a thousand dollars is just “crumbs.”

Calderon said in a press release that his bill is designed to “create awareness around the issue of one-time-use plastic straws and its detrimental effects on our landfills, waterways, and oceans.”

Six months in jail and $1,000. For […] → Keep reading

Destruction of the Electoral College Remains a Leftist Goal

Walter Williams has written a column defending the Electoral College in which he asks, “Is it ignorance of or contempt for our Constitution that fuels the movement to abolish the Electoral College?”

The answer is – yes. It is either ignorance of or contempt for the Constitution that fuels the anti-Electoral College movement. Whether it is ignorance or contempt depends on which leftist we’re talking about. I’ve never met a Democrat yet who didn’t believe the Electoral College should be eliminated. Not surprising since two of the last five presidential elections had the Republican losing the popular vote but winning the Electoral College, making Democrats absolutely apoplectic. If the roles were reversed and it was the Democrat who won the Electoral College, you can be sure that they would be staunch defenders of it. But, they hate it.

But which of them are ignorant and which are contemptuous? I used to believe that Democrats at the grassroots level are mostly […] → Keep reading

Sacrificing Principles for Political Expediency

There’s nothing like an election to show how much value people place on their principles. For those on the left, casting a vote for the most politically selfish of reasons is effortless since the left has no principles. Those on the right used to be guided by conservative principles, but it seems to be becoming more common for the right to abandon principle in favor of the same politically selfish reason exhibited by the left. Win the seat, at all costs, and the character of your candidate is irrelevant.

The dictionary defines principles as “an accepted or professed rule of action or conduct.” For those on the left, the only accepted or professed rule of conduct is to use an elected position to promote leftist ideals and programs. Any degenerate who does that will always be voted for, defended and supported by those on the left. Bill Clinton is the chief example of this premise with many others on […] → Keep reading