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Who’s telling the “Big Lie?” The Democrats, that’s who

Posted by: Phineas on September 4, 2012 at 3:34 pm » 6 Comments

**Posted by Phineas You may have heard on the news yesterday that John Burton, Chairman of the California Democratic Party, former President Pro Tem of the State Senate, and general potty-mouthed jackass got himself in a bit of trouble for saying Republican VP candidate Paul Ryan engaged in the “Big Lie” (1) and compared him […]


Discussion: Could Ronald Reagan get nominated by today’s Tea Party?

Posted by: ST on August 28, 2012 at 6:34 pm » 7 Comments

Well, just a short time ago, New Jersey pushed the delegate count to where it needed to be for Mitt Romney to now officially be the Republican nominee for POTUS.  Gotta admit, I never in a million years thought we’d be in the position we are today – nominating a guy mistrusted by so many […]


Sunday Book Review: “Did Muhammad Exist?”

Posted by: Phineas on July 8, 2012 at 4:29 pm » 7 Comments

**Posted by Phineas On the surface, this seems a bit of a silly question. According to the accepted story, Muhammad, the founder of Islam, was born in 570 AD and set in motion events of global significance in, as one writer puts it, “the full light of History.” We know when he lived and when […]


(Video) Bill Whittle on 4th of Julys past

Posted by: Phineas on July 4, 2012 at 5:18 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas In the latest Afterburner, Bill takes a look at Independence Day at various times in our past and has a message for Americans worried about the state of the nation today: We’ve seen worse. Lots worse. Now go enjoy the fireworks.  (Crossposted at Public Secrets)


Celebrate #IndependenceDay by remembering what independence means

Posted by: ST on July 4, 2012 at 9:41 am » 3 Comments

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, on what our Founders fought for, and what we should always continue to fight for today and forever: As we celebrate our nation’s birthday this week, it is important to remember and teach our children the Founding Fathers were declaring our independence, not creating a culture of dependence. (They also protested […]


D-day: storming the castle — Updated

Posted by: Phineas on June 6, 2012 at 1:01 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas (Note: This is a re-posting and slight editing of a post I put up every D-Day.) Sixty-eight years ago today, American, British, Canadian, French, and Polish soldiers charged the gates of Hell — and won: Black Five put up an excellent roundup of D-Day posts from many blogs a few years ago. […]


Memorial Day: “The Boys of Pointe du Hoc”

Posted by: Phineas on May 28, 2012 at 1:01 pm » 6 Comments

**Posted by Phineas At commemoration ceremonies for the 40th anniversary of the D-Day landings, President Reagan focused his speech on the heroes (1) of the 2nd Ranger Battalion who scaled the sheer cliffs of Pointe du Hoc to take out German artillery that threatened the landings at Omaha and Utah beaches. It was arguably one […]


#MemorialDay: Two defining images you should never forget

Posted by: ST on May 28, 2012 at 9:27 am » 6 Comments

After seeing these two images on Twitter yesterday, I figured the old saying “A picture is worth 1,000 words” most definitely applied, although with these two in particular many of us could go on a lot longer than 1,000 words. First one via @NikkiBama: Second via @Neal_Dewing: Please take the time today to remember in […]


“Without them, who would we be?”

Posted by: Phineas on May 27, 2012 at 12:01 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas A superb essay by my friend Salena Zito for Memorial Day weekend: Lyle Smith sat in a wheelchair on the grounds of the national cemetery, not far from the Tomb of the Unknowns. “I never imagined there would be so many headstones,” he said, looking out over the green rolling hills covered […]


Sunday Humor: American Crossroads on Obama – our “fourth greatest President” (VIDEO)

Posted by: ST on May 20, 2012 at 2:07 pm » 3 Comments

The video was done in response to our celebrity President’s insertion of himself and his “accomplishments” into several WH online presidential biographies. It was infuriating to read about that, but the video calls him out on it on a way that is both on-point and hilarious: American Crossroads, a Karl Rove-affiliated Super PAC, has some […]