Why Joe Rehyansky is Entitled to His Opinion


So, you may have noticed I strayed a little from the promised “messages of hope 2010” theme I’m trying to adopt until the end of the year for my Somali post. Sorry. No one is perfect. There’s just so much to be upset about! I want to write about the passage of Pigford, S510 (the … Continue reading

Finding My Way: Compassionate Conservatives


Language. It’s a beautiful, beautiful thing. People spend their lives studying it, deconstructing it, tracing its roots. We use it daily, obviously. Constantly. I’ve heard some people say they think more in images than words. Not I. I’m a very word-orientated person. To me, a word is worth a thousand pictures. At the most basic … Continue reading

Recommended Reading – “Decision Points”


When George W. Bush’s long awaited memoirs, “Decision Points,” hit bookstores earlier this month, it was like the Internet slowed down … for just a day or so. The book shot to the top of sales charts as both supporters and detractors of the controversial president rushed to get their hands on a copy. Though … Continue reading

Some Washington State Ballot Initiatives


Yay! I can practically smell November 2nd from here. Why? Because today, I received my official Washington State ballot in the mail. (Yes, we vote by mail. Because GREEN! And also, s pending.) If you don’t live in Washington, this post may not be of interest to you. I’m not going to talk about candidates. … Continue reading

TN Fire Inflames Passions on Red Eye


Wow. What a night. Let me start off by saying, don’t annoy Andy Levy, because he will totally take you down. Just kidding, Mr. Levy. I still think you’re swell. In truth, I tweeted just before tonight’s Red Eye started that I’d vote for Levy because he is one of the kindest, most fair minded … Continue reading

Red Eye: Is James O’Keefe the Crispin Glover of New Media Conservatism?


You know him. You love him. Or, perhaps, you don’t. He’s the lovable pimp who wasn’t dressed as a pimp at all in the highly touted, Maddow-ridiculed ACORN videos made popular by Andrew Breitbart. But is James O’Keefe a new media conservative hero, or a fringe wackjob? Perhaps, the answer lies in his most current … Continue reading

Political Affordances of the Left (And How to Defeat Them)


In 1977, psychologist James G. Gibson coined the term “affordance” to refer to any “action possibility” within an object. For instance, a 5 foot leash doesn’t “afford” a dog the possibility of walking 10 feet from the tree to which it is tied. In the 1980, Donald Norman shifted the meaning of the term in … Continue reading

Islamodefiant on The Ed Morrissey Show


I’m still a newbie to the conservative scene. Consequently, I’m in the process of learning who the major players are, not to mention the behind the scenes folks who influence things. One of the majors I’ve missed out on until today is Ed Morrissey, HotAir.com writer and UStream radio show host, among other things. What … Continue reading

Red Eye: Have You Taken the Pledge?


This week, the Republican party released A Pledge to America: a 45 page document renewing its committment to return to Constitutional principles and fiscal conservatism. As one might expect, some people are skeptical. “Red Eye” host, Greg Gutfeld, made The Pledge the top story on the most recent episode of the popular FOX News show, … Continue reading

Red Eye: Steven Crowder – Renowned Nomosexual


Perhaps the world in the title should be “Notyetrosexual,” but I like my version better. On today’s episode of “Red Eye,” frequent guest Steven Crowder discussed the opinion column he recently wrote for FOXNews.com: Why NOT Having Sex Might be Good For You. Crowder’s article was a mixture of compelling and condescending, uplifting and misogynistic, … Continue reading