December, 2011

How Ron Paul Might Win Iowa and STILL Get No Hawkeye Delegates

My friend Michael Bates has raised some interesting — if technical — points. He notes that Ron Paul could very will win Iowa but still come away with few or even no Iowa delegates. After looking over Bates’ points, I think he has it right. But one thing he said is really trenchant when he noted that journalists don’t bother to read the party rules of correlate past history to see if Paul’s win in Iowa would really mean anything at all.

By Warner Todd Huston - Saturday, December 31, 2011 - Full Story

Happy New Year to all

Good morning guys, and welcome back to Ridin Out the Recession!

Well, I don’t know about the rest of ya’ll, but dad-gum, I sure can’t believe another year has bout come…and gone! Isn’t it crazy how fast time goes by anymore?? It just clicks right by, doesn’t it?

By Dub and Deb - Saturday, December 31, 2011 - Full Story

Illegal Immigration - A Huge Campaign Issue; Don’t Ignore It

And by all means, don’t let the candidates dance around and over their positions on this very important issue.  Many of them would be happy to avoid questions on what they feel about it, but it is big enough to affect every last one of us who are taxpaying citizens of this great country. Those that have avoided major questions on illegal immigration should feel the heat in the Iowa caucuses on this coming Tuesday.

By Jerry McConnell - Saturday, December 31, 2011 - Full Story

Oppressing Ahead

With less than a year left until the 2012 elections, it behooves Americans to review the past and make plans for the future. If we don’t, there may be no future, at least not one free people will play a part in. A fawning article from the AP, the source of much of the fodder for the leftist propaganda machine, spills the proverbial beans about what we can expect to see from Obama-Soetoro and his band of merry fascists in the coming months.

By Michael Oberndorf, RPA - Saturday, December 31, 2011 - Full Story

How Columbus Caused the Little Ice Age

CHURCHVILLE, VA—In a remarkable example of human-centeredness, Stanford University geochemist Richard Nevle blames Christopher Columbus for a sharp reduction in atmospheric CO2 during the 16th and 17th centuries. It seems that man-made warming believers never tire of telling us how powerful humans are, usually for the worse, in our ability to change nature.

By Dennis Avery - Saturday, December 31, 2011 - Full Story

Bill Maher and Tim Tebow: Self-loathing vs. Grace

imageNow that Christmas is over and atheists can crawl back into their holes until Easter, Bill Maher’s now infamous “Tim Tebow Tweet” requires perspective.  The tweet, posted on Christmas Eve day, read:

Wow, Jesus just f**ked Tim Tebow!  And on Xmas Eve!  Somewhere in hell Satan is tebowing, saying to Hitler “Hey, Buffalo’s killing them.”

Maher was referring to the Buffalo Bills pounding the Denver Broncos, implying that Tebow ascribes touchdowns to God.

By Greg Halvorson - Saturday, December 31, 2011 - Full Story

Is it too late to save the Golden State?

According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, some 40,000 new laws take effect across the 50 States effective January 1, 2012.  California leads the nation in passing arguably the most absurd of these laws. The Assembly, State Senate and Governor Jerry Brown defy comprehension.

By Roger Gitlin - Saturday, December 31, 2011 - Full Story

Inside Tips

Comedian Redd Foxx’s instructions to his barber were always the same: “I want it fried, dyed, and laid to the side.”

My barber, Larry, wishes his customers were as easy to please as Redd Foxx. Some of his homeliest patrons think they are God’s gift to women and demand that he perform countless cosmetological contortions so that their coiffures will complement their image of themselves as charming Casanovas.

By Jimmy Reed - Saturday, December 31, 2011 - Full Story

It’s All Over But the Voting

The Republican and media Establishments have joined hands in an attempt to lead America buoyantly, triumphantly off the cliff into the bottomless pit of civilizational dissolution. They have fought their version of the good fight, prematurely creating the optics, and, if all goes well, the dynamics, of a two-man race, where in fact there are six men and a woman.

By Daren Jonescu - Friday, December 30, 2011 - Full Story

Michelle Obama wishes $3 donors a lower case “happy new year”

imageIn the prelude to 2012’s arrival at the stroke of midnight tomorrow night, many people are being wished a Happy New Year.   

Millions must have pondered why First Lady Michelle Obama would send out a small ‘h’, small ‘n’, small ‘y’ Happy New Year in an email from .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) today.

Obama made it clear she doesn’t “want us to have any regrets”  “this time next year” as she solicited small people to close out the year with a donation of “$3 or more”.

While many everyday Americans are slugging it out through the Christmas holidays in a Recession and can only wish for a break from misery, Obama describes her $4-million, mostly taxpayer paid Hawaiian holiday thus: “This holiday has felt a bit like one last, long deep breath before we plunge into 2012.”

By Judi McLeod - Friday, December 30, 2011 - Full Story

Wash. Post Plays Hate-The-Rich-Republicans With Graphic Chart

On Wednesday morning the Washington Post’s Aaron Blake posted an infographic that was a perfect example of how one can use a graphic chart to influence the public in subtle ways, ways that we of the center right better start employing in our own efforts if we want to win over the public.

By Warner Todd Huston - Friday, December 30, 2011 - Full Story

Primary Punishment


Santorum is finally getting a look from Republican voters, if only a partial one, and it took long considering that he’s far more consistently conservative in his positions. Is he electable, that’s another issue.

By Daniel Greenfield - Friday, December 30, 2011 - Full Story

IER President Tom Pyle’s Statement on New Keystone XL Route

WASHINGTON, DC — Environmental regulators in the State of Nebraska released yesterday a map that allows TransCanada to implement a plan for development of the Keystone XL pipeline that avoids the Sandhills region. IER President Tom Pyle issued the following statement upon news that planning for Keystone XL’s new route through Nebraska could proceed:

By Institute for Energy Research - Friday, December 30, 2011 - Full Story

Starry Eyed



By William Bedford - Friday, December 30, 2011 - Full Story

Obama’s foreign policy spin

In recent months, a curious argument has surfaced in favor of US President Barack Obama. His supporters argue that Obama’s foreign policy has been a massive success. If he had as much freedom of action in domestic affairs as he has in foreign affairs, they say, his achievements in all areas would be without peer.

By Caroline Glick - Friday, December 30, 2011 - Full Story

2011 -  Not the Best Year for America

This year was not a good year for America, for freedom, for democracy, for law and order. We watched the accelerated disintegration and reshaping of every local, state, and federal institution to the detriment of the American people.

By Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh - Friday, December 30, 2011 - Full Story

Politics is Every Citizen’s Personal Responsibility!

Every thinking, patriotic citizen realizes that our country is under assault by elected politicians, front organizations that support these traitors, and the media, but how many ‘patriots’ are actually engaged in taking responsibility for remedying this situation?

One of my favorite quotes is ‘You can’t turn on the right people without turning off the wrong people.’  This concept will be tested through this column.

By A.J. Cameron - Friday, December 30, 2011 - Full Story

Upset about Big Brother’s Ban on Incandescent Bulbs? Buy a Heatball!

This is just too good.

Many of you know that in a few days the federal ban on conventional incandescent light bulbs will go into effect. And while House Republicans included a provision in a recent spending bill that will block funding for the ban’s enforcement, it’s said that it will have little effect; manufacturers have prepared for the new standards and will no doubt abide by the law. So does this mean we’ll be forced to buy more expensive LED (light emitting diode) or CFL (compact fluorescent light) bulbs, the latter being those squiggly things said to be loaded with mercury? Not if we follow the lead of German businessman Siegfried Rotthaeuser.

By Selwyn Duke - Friday, December 30, 2011 - Full Story

War Games, An Energy Crisis, and the Iranian Threat

The Strait of Hormuz lies between Iran and the United Arab Emirates, providing passage for some 15.5 million barrels of crude oil per day, amounting to one third of the world’s seaborne oil shipments. In a word, it is a 34-mile-wide chokepoint, making Iran’s threat this week to shut down the strait all the more serious for the global community.

By Heritage Foundation Mike Brownfield- Friday, December 30, 2011 - Full Story