Benishek Declines Run

Don’t let the door hit ya.

Dan Benishek isn’t running for a 4th term, even though he said he was going to in the spring, and even though he said he was only running for three terms after he said he was running for two.  He decided on three after he found out about the Congressional Retirement Plan.

So a friend asked me what I think about his change of course.  Well, let’s see, what have we learned about politics these past few months?  I guess I’ve learned that a politician is capable of coming up with a bullcrap story in order to stop the truth from sounding so bad.  There was no reason for Benishek to run for a fourth term, and maybe he put it out there to gain negative feedback to help someone else.  I don’t know, just speculating.

It has been my long-held suspicion that the win against Jason Allen in 2010 set up a path for Allen to run for the seat.  Benishek only won by 15 votes, and he was, at the time, the so-called “insurgent.”  We fought hard against Allen, but a lot of times, too many conservatives on the ballot caused us to fight among ourselves and granted Allen, who was and is the consummate career politician more momentum than he deserved.

But that argument is all over now, Benishek has been so far up Boehner’s uh, “friendslist” that he either easily abandoned his conservative qualities or had none to begin with.  After five years of debating this crap, I’m with the rest that say he was the latter.

So now we have Allen, Casperson, Pettalia and at least one more vying for the Republican nomination.  Allen is a corporatist, and a full-on government expansionist.  Casperson was good at one time on calling out the environmentalist bullcrap, so judging from the ridiculous float Lon Johnson had at the Posen Potato Festival, he should be able to carry on and win a fight against that loser.  I cannot ever condone what he did during Medicaid Expansion and prevailing wage, but I’d pay to watch him debate Johnson.  Pettalia is my state representative and a deal-maker, it is my opinion we need constitutionalists in office, and he’s not the one.

I know there’s another guy named Jon Terry who is pretty set on running, but honestly, though he seems fervent, he’s been in DC advocating for some good things, I just don’t see how he will be able to turn advocating for ways to take advantage of government largesse into fighting government.

I think Cannon can beat Johnson.

Allen and Casperson are former roomies in Lansing, and all three Republicans are part of the club.

So to answer my good friend Jennifer, who asked what I think about all of this?  I think we need a conservative.


Pledging To A Party Without An Identity

Trump signed a pledge to a party without an identity.

If a pledge contained what the party really stands for right now, no one would sign it.

“We aren’t facing different times, we are again facing the same problems that are created by the policies of the Democratic Party and endorsed by the actions of Republican leadership.  The problem was never that Trump would go third party, or that he isn’t legally bound to the pledge after signing it, the problem is that the party is now run by fakes and phonies who act as sycophants to Democratic rule, and they must change course, lest the party become truly obsolete.”

Please read my commentary at Conservative Review!

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Defund, Dismantle and Let It Die

When the first of the Center for Medical Progress’ videos came out showing how depraved Planned Parenthood is, the initial reaction by the organization’s leadership was that they apologize for the “tone” of the doctor who so famously and cavalierly discussed the prices of unborn children’s legs, livers and other parts.

A half dozen or so videos and eight weeks later Congress is back in session, and we are told by the Senate Majority Leader that nothing can be done about restricting public funds for Planned Parenthood, because it might lead to a government shutdown.  Clearly the priorities for Congress are to keep government alive, and to heck with the hundreds of thousands of souls who were alive going into Planned Parenthood, and whose bodies were dismembered and sold to the highest bidder as they left.

Most Americans are not even aware of these videos and don’t realize what Planned Parenthood has been doing, because the media is simply not covering it.  It is up to the pro-life members of both houses of Congress to make it known what is happening in a long drawn-out national discussion about who the American taxpayer chooses to support.  And if we were living in thoughtful times, with leadership that protects the sanctity of life, we would have that discussion, get with our members of Congress and demand action.

Lawmakers need to expose Planned Parenthood for what they are doing, the almost 330,000 abortions per year, the mutilation of human remains, the sick attitude of its leadership, the alleged sale of baby body parts for profit, and they need to have a full investigation of the organization for the sake of our nation’s human rights reputation. The allegation that Planned Parenthood is selling the remains of aborted babies’ for profit should be thoroughly examined, and people on both sides of the discussion should demand it.

Many weeks ago, the Speaker of the House said he needed more evidence before he would be able to decide to try to defund Planned Parenthood.  It was since found out that his health advisor’s sister founded one of the baby body parts companies discussed in the videos. Perhaps he will follow through. Perhaps he won’t. Regardless of his actions, the American people should not be kept in the dark any longer on this very important human rights issue.

But what has happened in the past, is that the pro-life leadership has made decisions for the people without asking the people what they think.  If the American people saw those videos, Planned Parenthood wouldn’t get one red cent of taxpayer money, and it is quite possible the organization would have to stop killing the unborn altogether.

A pro-life Congress must act regardless of what the Senate Majority Leader thinks Obama will do to any bill passed.  The American people must know what is going on, and at this point, the only way they will is if people of principle on Capitol Hill make it known.


This article first appeared at CNS News.

Michigan Iran Deal Protests-Stabenow and Peters Must Say No To Obama Deal

Michigan patriots are organizing protests against the Iran Deal at the offices of our two usually lock-step with Obama Senators, Peters and Stabenow.
We shouldn’t pay Iran to annihilate Israel, nor should we be making deals with the world’s lead sponsor of Islamic terror.
Stop the ObamaBomb Protest at Sen. Debbie Stabenow’s and Sen. Gary Peters’ offices
WHEN: Tuesday, September 8th 5PM – 6PM
LOCATION: All Senate branch offices statewideSen. Debbie Stabenow

3280 Beltline Ct, Grand Rapids, MI 49525 (MARK GURLEY WILL BE PRESENT)
719 Griswold Street, Suite 700 Detroit, MI 48226
1901 West Ridge, Suite 7 Marquette, MI 49855
3335 South Airport Road West, Suite 6B Traverse City, MI 49684
432 North Saginaw Street, Suite 301 Flint, MI 48502
221 West Lake Lansing Road, Suite 100 East Lansing, MI 48823
Sen. Gary Peters
Patrick V. McNamara Federal Building, Suite 1860 477 Michigan Avenue Detroit, MI 48226-2594
124 West Allegan Street, Suite 1810 Lansing, MI 48933
WHO: Michigan Oak Initiative in Cooperation with the Center for Security Policy
WHAT: Press conference, Prayer vigil, and protest calling attention to the Iran Nuclear Treaty
WHERE: PRIMARY LOCATION: Sen. Debbie Stabenow’s Office 3280 Beltline Ct, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
                 SECONDARY LOCATIONS: All Senate branch offices statewide
WHEN: September 8th 5pm to 6pm
PRIMARY CONTACT INFO:   Mark Gurley: Director, Michigan Oak Initiative (616-884 -5314)
Secondary Contact: David Wells: Media Director, Michigan – Oak Initiative (616-862-9627)
Event is open to the press.

Conservative Review Announces Mark Levin as Editor-in-Chief



Welcome Chief Great One.  


From USA Today:


Conservative talk show host Mark Levin is becoming the editor-in-chief of Conservative Review, a big coup for the website that was launched just a year ago to provide a voice for the anti-establishment movement within the Republican Party.

Levin is a best-selling author and one of the top talkers in conservative radio — theWashington Examinerreported that his show on Westwood One-Cumulus now reaches more than 7 million listeners on 300 radio stations nationwide. “It is clear from prior election cycles, that electing Republicans to Congress is not sufficient,” Levin said in a statement. “It is time for bold, new conservative voices to guide the Republican Party and the conservative movement, just as Ronald Reagan did for the GOP in the 1970s and ‘80s.”

Conservative Review has made a name for itself in part because of its scorecard for ranking “true conservatives.” Analyzing thousands of votes, the group gives its top scores to provocateurs like Sen. Mike Lee of Utah and Ted Cruz of Texas while Speaker John Boehner gets a failing grade for a variety of positions like supporting “fast track” for trade bills.

Breitbart news and other conservative outlets have cited the CR ratings in their coverage of lawmakers, and Breitbart executive chairman Steve Bannon said he is “very very impressed with the detailed methodology they use to score.”

Lee described the site as  “a great resource for any conservative looking to keep Washington honest.”

The publication is also announcing the addition of several other heavy hitters from the “throw-the-bums-out” movement, including former Cruz speechwriter Amanda Carpenter and John Gray, former legislative director for Sen. Rand Paul.

I write for Conservative Review as well as CNS News.

Atheists Spread Anger Where There Is Peace

Frankly, I think Milwaukee is probably more proud of the incorporation of the Beer Capital of the World than they are of these war-on-religion-mongers.

So I read the angry piece of work, “Pray to Play” and came away with a question. Could it be, dear atheists, that you are just angry because people who follow Jesus Christ have a certain calm, a peacefulness about them?

Please read the rest of my commentary at CNS News!

This post hit at Yahoo News:)


Pro-Abort Policy Ultimately Discriminates Against Women

It’s kind of hard to claim you are pro-women when you know how many are being killed because of their sex, and that makes it hard to claim that the unborn child isn’t a child at all — especially when the results of the extermination could possibly mean that abortion-on-demand is guaranteeing less and less women in future generations.

Please read the rest of my commentary at CNS News!

Ann Coulter is an Idiot

I’ve written quite a bit about the idiocy of Ann Coulter, and yet some of my friends still believe that she is so witty, so clever, that they still repeat stuff she has said.

But at this time, when we learn what Planned Parenthood has been doing to the nation’s most vulnerable, Coulter showed just how ridiculous she is. The sick thing is, this tweet got over four hundred retweets.

Funny huh? Oh, I get the meaning, she means that nothing matters except the immigration matter, and, if given the choice between the two, she would let baby neural matter and baby arms and legs plug the sinks in the White House. So funny.

The next two tweets were in reaction to the many tweeters who thought she was a stupid pig for tweeting the first one, and are meant to be read as one tweet.

And if you aren’t protecting Life, nothing is possible, dummy.

I personally believe Coulter is slamming Rand Paul and Ted Cruz for walking and chewing gum. See, there is no way her suggestion would happen, so its just supposed to be funny. However, the blantant slams at policymakers instead of the main problem, who is Jeb Bush, shows establishment Annie’s true colors.

And just to get a taste of what Ann is like when you are in line trying to get an autograph of one of her books, here you go. Disgusted with her tweet about unborn babies, one tweeter said he will commence burning all the books he owns that she authored.

Ann Coulter is an idiot.

How to Save the Country? Remove Boehner as Speaker

Image via Associated Press

Our nation cannot be stifled because of one man.  That our Constitution protects against the inevitability of a totalitarian president proves what a magnificent structure was built in Philadelphia in 1787.  But when one man stands as guard against the remedies inherent in the Constitution, because the would-be king considers him a lieutenant, that man must not only be removed but hurled from power lest the nation succumb to the darkness of despotism.

This nation came to be through the unequivocal recognition that the right of the people to govern is not only the best way to achieve liberty and protect the rights of all, but that those rights are given to us by God.  Because we have lasted for many years as a free nation does not mean we will last forever.

Please read the rest of my commentary at Conservative Review!

Turning a Blind Eye to the Truth About Abortion

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York says she has not viewed, and doesn’t plan on viewing the videos that exposethe harvest and sale of human body parts by Planned Parenthood, an agency that receives federal funds.  When asked about the videos, Gillibrand said:

“I think what Planned Parenthood does around the country is provide healthcare for millions of women who have no access to health care at all. And, only a very small part of their budget goes to abortion services. 97 percent of their budget is focused on basic health care. Anyone who wants to defund Planned Parenthood, wants to defund health care for women across the United States.”

That’s not entirely accurate. Planned Parenthood does not claim that abortion occupies only three percent (3%) of their budget. It’s the number of services provided.  For example, Planned Parenthood claims….

Please read the rest of my commentary at CNS News!