Wasp, were you around in 2006? George W. and the GOP leadership tried to push an amnesty through Congress. The American people who supported the rule of law, who you refer to as “partisans”, exploded in protest. The bill, that W. wanted, was stopped. W. didn’t override Congress with an executive order. BTW, that whole attempted betrayal by the GOP leadership was the reason I left the GOP eight years ago.
Am I partisan? You bet. I am in favor of limited government and the Constitution of the United States of America. How about you?
October 2, 2013 at 7:34pm
This article mentions Mount Rushmore. I live near there. Yes, it is closed. However, park rangers are posted at the pullouts along the road near the monument to prevent people from stopping and seeing it from the public road. Shameful in my view. Check out the Rapid City Journal for pictures of this.
Thanks for your observations, Obtuse. Just more proof this "shutdown" is meant to be a thumb in the eye. How sad these park rangers fear the loss of their jobs more than doing what is right.
if some flew the Cessna to see mount rushmore would they shoot them down?
August 19, 2013 at 9:25am
No doubt our President will make a speech soon denouncing the persecution of Christians in Egypt. He will also denounce the religious harassment of the Catholic Church in the US via the Affordable Care Act in the same speech. Yup, I’m sure he will give that speech any time now. Soon, I’m sure.
I'll make the popcorn, you do the drinks. Rum and coke for me. Let's watch MSNBC, I'm sure they will be the first to air his statements decrying the attacks on Christians. Do you think he will call for an airlift for those who want to leave the country and offer asylum? Sure he will, and MSNBC will do a fund raiser and seed the pot with $500,000. I can't wait to see this! He'll tell those Muslims to back off! Sure, he will.
August 11, 2013 at 11:18pm
I, too, think this was offensive. Anyone would know that Mr. O does not have the guts to get into an arena with a bull. This display was too flattering of him.
Gotta get the cadence right for the full affect. Glad I could help.
April 10, 2013 at 8:36am
I didn’t teach as long, or probably as well, as Mr. Conti before I retired. I wish I was as articulate as he is. However, I share some of his sentiments.
I relocated to a district and state that was implementing a curriculum that comported to the Common Core. We were told to forget everything we thought we knew about teaching. We were told to get out from between the lessons and the students and let students teach themselves. We were not allowed to write our own assessments. We had to teach each lesson exactly as directed by the teachers’ text. That text might provide three pages of direction dictating each detail, down to how long to spend on each part of a daily lesson. We could not deviate, even if that meant students did not learn. When we questioned any part of this, we were told to “trust the text.”
I had been writing my own worksheets, reviews, and assessments for years with excellent results. I was told if any outside material was determined to be in my classroom it would be confiscated. I had absolutely no control over what was taught in my classroom, or how it was taught. I, too, tossed in the towel at the end of the year.
Why is this being done? To get money from the feds. If I were king, the Dept of Ed would be eliminated and those morons who inhabit it would be sent out to actually teach.
March 11, 2013 at 9:16am
This study has to be true. In fact, I was in Scheels last week and they only had two Glocks, two Springfields, no AR’s, and no 10-22′s. No ammo in common calibers, either. There certainly are fewer guns out there.
March 11, 2013 at 7:39am
We remain in that nation, and continue to spend blood and money there, to what end? Invade and conquer, fine. Remain and babysit Islamists, no.
I agree wasn't this one of Obama's first term promises? You can't bring these people into the 21st century they are so stuck in the past. Stop sacrificing our people for a lost cause. We should pull all our people out now.
March 2, 2013 at 11:02pm
Yup. Sounds like he wants to out Democrat the Democrats. Choose candidates based on race and we are no better than, well, the folks who voted for Obama.
How about the Repubs actually stand for something? How about the Repubs actually do what they say they will do? How about the Repubs throw out the Rinos like Rove and replace them with Tea Party libertarians?
February 27, 2013 at 11:45am
This Congressman is a thug. Pure thug. Problem is, he accurately represents his constituents.
February 24, 2013 at 5:36pm
Keep believing, Granny. Demographics are destiny. I no longer have to press one for English. How about you?
In 2006 or so, Republican, under Perry, shelved proposed legislation intended to discourage illegal immigration at the state level. They, the Republican leadership, refused to allow the legislation to come to a vote in Austin. Perry only put cameras on the border, so we could watch on the Internet and call in if we saw anything suspicious. I am not kidding. The illegals kept shooting out the cameras. If you are a Texan, you remember that. I kept up with Texas politics for over thirty years. Rural Texas is still the conservative Texas. The cities, and Perry, not so much. The trend is not your friend. Bienvenidos a Mexico, abuela.
February 24, 2013 at 4:00pm
He didn’t do anything wrong. If you are parked on the street when the plow comes by you are going to have to dig it out. That’s life in the frozen north. Guess if he hated his job he would still have it.
Ray is correct. I left Texas, a state I truly care for, about three years ago, largely because of this. The border counties are all Dem. So is a strip from San Antonio, through Houston, Austin, and into DFW. The border and the major cities. This is in no small part due to politicians like Governor Goodhair who talk the talk, but absolutely will not walk the walk with regards to illegal immigration. Texas cannot pass any Arizona type immigration laws because the Dems are already too powerful. Rick Perry is not popular in Texas. He has proven too many times he will say what he needs to get elected but will not follow through. Texas is already purple. Dems hold EVERY elected position in Dallas (at least at the time I got my family, and tax dollars, out of the area). Texas will be blue soon enough. Trust what Governor Perry says at your own peril. Poor immigrants are here to work, but also for the government benefits. They will vote for those who give them other people’s money. Period. They will, and do, vote overwhelmingly Democrat.
February 23, 2013 at 9:09am
I am middle class, and each year my federal taxes amount to the cost of a new car. The IRS is my single largest expense. I stopped working full time because, due to other sources of income, I was working two days of each week purely to feed Washington D.C.’s hunger for money. I knew the politicians were only using this money to redistribute in such a way to ensure their remaining in power, and on the public dole themselves.
Let them raise my taxes. I will work less than I already do for dollars, utilize the time to increase my independence from the economic system, and watch as the productive sector of society, from which the feds feed like a parasite, shrinks even further. What extra dollars I do make will go towards acquiring real assets that have no third party risk, and that the fed will have no claim to. Bring it.
February 20, 2013 at 8:14pm
You will just be giving them a chance to try out their toys and maybe get a commendation letter. Either comply or don’t fly. I choose to not fly.
February 20, 2013 at 8:09pm
My wife and I have flight benefits through a relative, but every since they pulled me aside and searched me I avoid flying when at all possible. I didn’t appreciate having to grab the wall while being groped, and I don’t like them going through by luggage. We know who is trying to blow up planes, and so does the TSA. It isn’t little girls in wheelchairs. If we have to give up our constitutional rights to privacy and unreasonable searches to fly they can keep their $50 baggage fees and all the rest. I will either drive or stay home.
January 30, 2013 at 6:30am
So, will the money go to the side that hates us, or to the other side that hates us?
January 21, 2013 at 10:04am
Don’t have much use for the Castro boys, but they are right. All of south Texas, San Antonio, Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth are Dem territory. One poster here mentioned that the Dallas area is still conservative. In 2008 every Repub candidate on the ballot in Dallas lost. Sorry, lived there for 35 years and got the heck out because I saw the writing on the wall. Didn’t want my kids settling in what will soon be the new California. There are other low tax alternatives beyond Texas.
Texans like to blow tough about standing up to the trend, but the feds will not let them. They will not enforce the laws and will not tolerate anyone who does. Think Jan Brewer. The Dems control the border areas and the cities, and the numbers will soon be on their side. Been there, lived it, left it.
January 19, 2013 at 8:35pm
Just renewed by NRA membership after reading Chuckie’s comments. If he thinks the NRA is bad, that tells me all I need to know.
January 3, 2013 at 6:06pm
Nothing more than an excuse to put the works “gun” and “school” together in another headline. Pushing the agenda.