Author Archive for Rretta

Do Political Protests Matter?

The American Enterprise Institute released a report on December 12, 1012 “Do Political Protests Matter, Evidence From the Tea Party Movement.”    Can protests cause political change, or are they merely symptoms of underlying shifts in policy preferences?  We address this…

Virginia Taxpayers Got The Shaft

A few words from the ‘dark lord of the state GOP Senator William Howell’ regarding the recent screwing of Virginia’s voters by  the  ‘Tax At Any Cost’  crowd.   “This  is a truly historic moment for Virginia. We have passed a bipartisan funding plan that…

The Lost Tribes of Israel

“As for me, behold my covenant is with thee, and thou shall be a father of many nations.  Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham: for a father of many nations have…

Roosters Rule The Roost

On a scale of children to chicken, who do you think gets more protection in this country?  Based on the last eight years of interstate legislation, roosters rule the roost.  Back in 2007, it took just one try to outlaw…

Gun Mfgs And Businesses Are Fighting Back

UPDATE:  The list of companies that have taken the steps to publicly announce that they will not sell to states, counties, cities, and municipalities that restrict their citizens rights to own firearms is growing.   It includes SRT Arms, Norton Firearms,  Red…

GOP “Elite” Are Out Of Sync With Their Flock

January 1, 2013  -   one third of Republican congressmen, following their leaders, joined with nearly all Democrats to legislate higher taxes and more subsidies for Democratic constituencies. For generations, the Republican Party had presented itself as the political vehicle for…

Obama Announces Cuts To Medicare

During the 2012 election campaign, Democrats denied that ObamaCare made $716 billion in cuts to Medicare in order to provide funding toward $1.9 trillion in new entitlement spending over the next ten years. In a typical Friday announcement,  hoping no one…

The Sharia Creep

No, it is not a new plant species, but it  is just as invasive  as  the Kudzu vine that most in the Southern states abhor. Sharia Creep has found its way into the U.S. financial district, and court systems and if its current rate…

Is The Bloom off The Rose?

According to the left tilting  website Politico, President Barack Obama is a master at limiting, shaping and manipulating media  coverage of himself and his White House by taking old tricks for shaping coverage and putting them on steroids. “This new…

Where’s The Mandate For Gun Control?

Newsmax Survey  as of February 19, 2013 Should the federal government regulate guns of any type?     Yes, it should:  332,509  (28%)        No, it should not:   836,140  (71%) Should Congress ban semi-automatic weapons?    Yes, it should:  266,961  (22%)      No, it should…