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Jeff Sessions interview from Washington DC

 

Alabama Falls From 1st To 10th Most Conservative State…

…But still, many more Americans identify themselves as conservative than liberal.  Watch this, from Gallup:

Will Anderson standing under his first billboard!

More On Inequality…

…from Charles Krauthammer tonight:

Inequality — Crisis or Scam

Pat Buchanan’s latest column is a primer on the folly of egalitarianism.

Alabama Falls From 1st To 10th Most Conservative State…

…But still, many more Americans identify themselves as conservative than liberal.  Watch this, from Gallup:

More On Inequality…

…from Charles Krauthammer tonight:

Inequality — Crisis or Scam

Pat Buchanan’s latest column is a primer on the folly of egalitarianism.

Pick Six: Time for midterm predictions

This time Fox News’ Chris Stirewalt is the one doing the picking, not me. His piece is political analysis at its keenest.

Sen. Trip Pittman proceeds with bill to drug test some welfare recipients, says it differs from Florida law blocked by court

If there is a reason to criticize this bill, it is that it’s far too lenient.  All welfare recipients should be drug tested–particularly those with prior drug convictions.  Pittman’s bill would only test the prior conviction crowd, and then give them a warning the first time they tested positive!

Read the whole story here.

Ted Cruz On This Week

Cruz was easily the most interesting interview on the weekend shows.  Watch:

ObamaCare Is Coming To Pass, Which Is Bad News For The President

The New York Post reports on a CNN poll which indicates a 60% opposition to ObamaCare among women.

And then there’s this:

OBAMA TO GIVE WIND FARMS 30-YEAR PASS ON EAGLE DEATHS

From The Los Angeles Times.

Gibbs: If Numbers Hold Up, It’s Tough To See How Dems Keep Senate

When Gibbs calls the Senate for the Republicans, The President has nothing about which to smile.  Video here.

Convicted tree poisoner Harvey Updyke wants his monthly restitution payment cut by 90 percent

From al.com: “Convicted tree poisoner Harvey Updyke Jr. wants an Elmore County court to slash his monthly restitution payments to Auburn University by 90 percent.

“In a motion filed this week in Elmore County Circuit Court, Updyke’s attorney requested the court reduce his monthly payment from $500 to $50.”

If Updyke gets his way, it will take him 1,300 years to pay his debt off.  The good news is, the judge doesn’t seem to be sympathetic.  The bad news is, as I calculate things, Updyke won’t be able to pay his restitution even if things stay the same.

Huntsville TV anchor’s proposal makes BuzzFeed’s 18 most over-the-top marriage proposals of 2013 list

The story is here, and the video is a must watch.

MSNBC’s Alternative Universe

Charles C. W. Cooke’s thoughts at National Review make a for a good read.

What are Alabama’s best performing cities? 4 state metros make national list…

…And of the four, Huntsville came in first, even though it fell from last year.  Read the story here.

BEN AFFLECK SAYS HE ‘PROBABLY’ WOULDN’T LIKE SOMEONE IF THEY VOTED REPUBLICAN

The story from Breitbart quotes the actor as saying in a Playboy interview that when he watches “a guy [on screen] I know is a big Republican, part of me thinks, I probably wouldn’t like this person if I met him, or we would have different opinions. That s*#! fogs the mind when you should be paying attention and be swept into the illusion.”

And Hollywood wonders why some people don’t go see their movies?

Think before you speak, Ben.

Republicans tout campaign to blunt Obama’s executive powers

This story from The Hill can’t pass without comment.  It begins, “House Republicans say they’re proud of their 2013 campaign to stymie President Obama’s regulatory agenda, even as Congress comes under fire for one of its least productive years.

“The bitterly divided Congress will pass fewer laws in 2013 than any year in modern history. As a result of the gridlock, President Obama has turned to his administration’s regulatory authority in pursuit of key policy goals, including efforts to tackle gun violence and climate change.”

As you read the whole thing, keep in mind that gridlock is good, Congress has the Constitutional prerogative to pass laws or not, and President Obama doesn’t have the authority to regulate things simply because Congress doesn’t pass them.

Venom between Obama and Rangel

The New York Post story begins, “They’re two of the most powerful African-American politicians in the land. And by most accounts, President Obama and Rep. Charles Rangel hate each other.”

Rangel has always been a Hillary fan, which is to say, when it comes to the Congressman and the President, race is irrelevant.

It’s as refreshing as it is amusing.  The civil war in the Democratic Party continues, even among their “special interest” groups.

Tomorrow’s News Today

George Will made the case during the Fox News Sunday panel today that Obama was still learning how big government can’t work.  It was, in his words amusing.  Take a look:

NAACP leader tells Charleston audience battle for equality must continue

I agree with the sentiment.  Proper economic policies, of course, help all of us prosper.

Doctors say gene therapy helping blood cells fight cancer

While doctors are innovating, Obama is stalling.  They want to help people; he wants to hoodwink folks.

Each day, his prospects seem to be looking worse, which is good for those of us counting on the latest in gene therapy.

Story here.

Remembering Pearl Harbor

There are numerous tributes out there today, but this is a bit of comic relief–and it brilliantly puts the failure of Obamacare in perspective:

“We reduced Japan to a pile of radioactive smoking rubble in 1,346 days. It’s now Day 1,355 and, despite promises to do likewise to the healthcare system, they’re still working on it. The FDR administration built almost a hundred working aircraft carriers faster than the Obama administration has managed to build one working website.”

Team of destiny: Auburn’s magical turnaround will land Tigers in BCS National Championship Game…

…and Obama had nothing to do with it.

A ‘New Normal’ November jobs report: The long emergency for US workers continues

“If the US labor market were back at pre-Great Recession levels, this would have been a pretty decent employment report,” begins James Pethokoukis in his latest blog at The American Enterprise Institute.

Read his five bullet points here.

Two men speak out against Obamacare, receive IRS notices on same day

From The Washington Times: “When conservative organizations claimed that they were targeted by the IRS, the one-third or so of the nation who still trust this president may actually question whether the dots connect to prove it. But what if two people speak out against Obamacare, working together publicly on an Obamacare-related problem, and then receive threatening letters from the IRS — on the same day?”

Read on.

Was Obamacare Intended To “Screw Over Young People?”

Yes, says the RNC Chairman:

The Crimson White apologizes for Iron Bowl editorial cartoon after social media backlash

We talked about this on the show tonight; read the story from al.com here.

In touching tribute to Mandela, Obama posts photo of himself watching TV

An op-ed in today’s Investor’s Business Daily catalogs Obama’s propensity for capitalizing on anything–most recently the death of Nelson Mandela–as a means of highlighting himself.

The piece ends with the observation that Obama “managed to reference Obama 14 times.”

Given his track record, 14 times seems rather modest.

The Bad Jobs News

I, for one, don’t want to be pessimistic about the economy.  But, as Patrick Brennan demonstrates at National Review, the numbers don’t lie.

Piers Morgan Tries and Fails to Enlist Rick Warren in His Anti-Gun Crusade

When will Morgan learn?

Story here.

Obama And Income Inequality

The question to Jay Carney came from Jim Acosta who works for CNN.  And he wasn’t flattering The President:

5 Laws That Made Sense on Paper (And Disasters in Reality)

This is an entertaining read.  Thanks, Matt, for sharing it.

Has Angola banned Islam? Not yet, at least

So opines Syahredhan Johan at The Star Online.  The best part of the piece is, “The problem for Muslims in Angola is that according to Angolan laws, a religious group must have 100,000 members and must be present in 12 out of the 18 provinces. There are only about 90,000 Muslims in Angola out of a population of 18 million people, according to a report. As they failed to meet this requirement, Muslim religious groups are not recognised by Angola laws.”

Read the whole piece.

Wasserman Schultz: All Dem Candidates Will Run On Obamacare And Use It As “An Advantage”

Go Debbie, Go!

Watch here.

Why voters are finished believing Obama’s health care promises

Byron York’s piece at The Washington Examiner today begins, “In April, Real Clear Politics’ average of polls showed that 47 percent of Americans opposed Obamacare, while 41 percent supported it — a 6-percentage-point edge for opponents of the president’s health care law, which at the time was still months away from implementation.

“The latest average of polls, less than two months into the law’s rollout, shows 57 percent opposing Obamacare, with 38 percent supporting — an enormous 19-point gap between opponents and supporters.”

Those are the numbers; read the whole thing to ascertain their ramifications.

The UN Global Warming Hoax is Slowly Dying

The story is from The Canada Free Press.

Rangel Wants Presidential Executive Orders for ‘Everything’

And so does the President.  His heckler was planted–but don’t take my word for it; after you read the Rangel story, watch and judge for yourself.

John Boehner’s premiums spike under Obamacare

Perhaps the Speaker will work to overturn Obamacare for personal reasons?

The story is from Politico.

Alabama musician Wayne Mills shot and killed in bar fight in Nashville

As you read the story, ask, why?  Morality isn’t a dirty word.  Its presence might have prevented this.

Social conservatism, in other words, is a good thing.

The Power Of The Human Mind

Diana Nyad swam from Cuba to Florida at age sixty-something, and Showtime had a great special cataloging her journey and determination. I was channel surfing today after walking the dog and came across it.  It was inspiring. She demonstrated that accomplishing one’s dream is imminently possible irrespective of roadblocks.

The Showtime special didn’t focus on her sexual preference–in fact, unless I missed it while getting a cup of coffee, it wasn’t mentioned.  If you Google her, though the message you’ll take away is that she’s a gay swimmer.

The message should be that one can succeed, period, if he or she is strong mentally.  Nyad is a role model, not because of who her “partner” is, but because she accomplished what she wanted to.  She proves that all of us, with hard work, can realize our dreams.

The mainstream press misses that, of course, because it celebrates all things non-conservative, and it looks for victims.

She isn’t a victim.  She was determined to beat the odds, and she did. The rest of us can as well.  The economy, for instance, may be challenging, just as the current in the ocean was for Ms. Nyad, but the human mind can overcome any roadblock.

Jeff Sessions interview from Washington DC

 

Will Anderson standing under his first billboard!

Will Anderson, wondering why it's taken this long to see his name in lights!

Will Anderson, wondering why it’s taken this long to see his name in lights!