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Opening the Door on the Stench in South Dakota

Opening the Door on the Stench in South Dakota

There has been a nasty stench in the South Dakota Republican Party for several years now. If you don’t follow politics too closely, you may not have noticed it, and even if you do, the whiff comes and goes. But thankfully, there are a few who are actually within the party and serve in elected office who are willing to rock the boat, who won’t go along with what the establishment tells them to shut up and do, who are willing to swing wide the door on that stench and allow the public to get a good smell of that decay that’s been rotting for so long inside. Lately, thanks to Rep. Stace Nelson and a few others, that door is opening and the light of truth is beginning to shine in.

The Orwellian Republican Voter Guide

The Orwellian Republican Voter Guide

Bill Whittle takes us through the Firewall to take a look at the Orwellian view of the “mainstream” media and others on the Left regarding politics. As you will see, people who want Americans to keep more of the money they have earned are evil, greedy jerks while those who want to take money from those who have earned it are “generous. But there are so many other differences between the two political ideologies…

Let’s Conversate about the Argubate 

Let’s Conversate about the Argubate 

A debate is merely an argument dressed up in its Sunday-go-to-meeting clothes.? So whether we should call our current national dialog a debate or an argument depends upon the sensibilities of the writer and the reader.? For the purposes of fairness and inclusiveness I will therefore coin a new term, “Argubate.”

Discussing Political Culture With Thomas Sowell

Discussing Political Culture With Thomas Sowell

This is an excellent “Uncommon Knowledge” with Peter Robinson interview of economist Thomas Sowell. Sowell has a new book out called The Thomas Sowell Reader. Among the topics discussed are his life, economic differences in people groups, class warfare, Karl Marx and many others. It’s a lengthy interview, but you won’t be disappointed if you make the time.

Paul Ryan: A Word from the Grownups

Paul Ryan: A Word from the Grownups

Isn’t it time we heard from the grownups? After all, we’ve heard from the whiney spoiled brats quite enough for the past month or so, haven’t we? Their mewling and public temper tantrum has been quite disgusting. But today we expect to hear from Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) who will publicly address this corrosive class warfare rhetoric with some much-needed truth: “Class warfare may be clever politics, but it is terrible economics. Redistributing wealth never creates more of it.”

SOS: Speaking Of Seniors – The Political Pages

SOS: Speaking Of Seniors - The Political Pages

If you are a senior citizen who is thinking about running for political office, but you don’t know whom to contact for help to do it right and avoid complications, let me tell you about a great resource: The Political Pages.

Looking for Salvation in All the Wrong Places

Looking for Salvation in All the Wrong Places

The need to worship is hardwired into the human psyche. Yet, as unfashionable as it’s become in the last century to worship the God of Creation, the same cannot be said of the worship of political heroes. The most notable – and horrific – examples that come to mind are found in the frenzied, almost religious zeal that led to the rise of tyrants like Hitler, Stalin, and Mao. One would think that the 20th century would have broken us of our delusions about one man’s ability to perfect society, but think again.

White House ‘Insider’ Claims 2012 Will Be ‘Brutal…Off the Charts’

White House 'Insider' Claims 2012 Will Be 'Brutal...Off the Charts'

“The Obama Plan,” a very lengthy writeup at NewsFlavor, purports to be a conversation between an unnamed White House “insider” and a writer known as “Ulsterman.” The material, if true, contains some pretty amazing revelations about what is and has been going on inside the Obama Administration. Those revelations include claims about Obama’s birth, white guilt, a disengaged president, meddling in the GOP primary, and an impending race-baiting, off-the-charts brutal campaign for 2012.

Dakota Voice Week in Review, Ending Jul. 9, 2011

Dakota Voice Week in Review, Ending Jul. 9, 2011

The best of the best from Dakota Voice last week, including: Independents: Enlightened or Ideologically Lazy?; Sexuality Can Be Bent–And Straightened; Romney Reckless on Radical Environmentalism; America Suffering from Oikophobia Outbreak; Real Republicans Are Foul-Mouthed Opponents of the Family; Reagan Honored for Freedom in Europe; Obama Should Get Out of Texas Business; and more!

Blame it on the Devil

Blame it on the Devil

Zo has really been hitting on all cylinders lately. His newest video plays off the new book from his friend Ann Coulter called Demonic: How the Liberal Mob is Endangering America. Among the important truths he examines: the exploitive nature of liberalism, the projectionist accusations of the Left, and the entitlement mindset of the Left.

Real Republicans Are Foul-Mouthed Opponents of the Family

Real Republicans Are Foul-Mouthed Opponents of the Family

Is the kind of Republican, the kind of elected official you’d like representing you and your party one who uses strong profanity and admits to using it in front of young children? If you are a Republican, do you want to be represented by someone who contributes money and energy to fight against the protection of innocent human life, and against the protection of the sanctity of marriage? If you are a Republican, do you want to be represented by someone who has given tens of thousands of dollars to elect Democrats? Republicans, you have such a person in your midst.

Independents: Enlightened or Ideologically Lazy?

Independents: Enlightened or Ideologically Lazy?

Alfonzo Rachel cuts right to it and tells it like it is when he examines the political phenomenon of “independents.” I don’t think I’d be quite as hard on independents as Rachel…but then again, maybe I might.

Dems object to amendments to DADT repeal bill

Dems object to amendments to DADT repeal bill

It never ceases to amaze me how Democrats will completely turn the debate on its head and claim to be advocating for the same values as mainstream Americans. Maintaining the values of thousands of years across a multitude of cultures and religions is a “radical social agenda” and despite two-and-a-half centuries of military success in keeping America safe and prosperous and “our families safe,” it can no longer be accomplished without unrestrained sodomy in our military ranks.

Conservatives Need to Play Confrontational Politics

Conservatives Need to Play Confrontational Politics

Grappling with the frustrating question of why their fellow conservatives will complain and whine all day, but do nothing when push comes to shove, is the source of endless vexation for the committed conservative. But H. L. Richardson has written a book called “Confrontational Politics” which can not only answer some of those questions for the frustrated conservative, but can help the timid conservative become a lion against liberalism. Being right is essential, but it isn’t enough to win political battles.

Woe to You, Federal Fools!

Woe to You, Federal Fools!

You may have heard the passage from Matthew 23:13-33 where Jesus was talking to the pompous, self-righteous leaders of his day. What might that sound like if it was updated to send an appropriate message to the pompous, self-indulgent leaders of our day? Thanks to Frank Turek, we know what it would sound like.

Conservative – The new cool

Conservative – The new cool

Hippies once were the counterculture. Liberals were the nonconformist rebels, boldly wearing unwashed anarchy on tattered sleeve. They loudly and proudly raged against the establishment machine. Today, they are the establishment machine. In this up-is-down, spend-money-to-save-money world, conservatives have become the contemporary nonconformists.

Black Hills Ministry Leaders Luncheon

Black Hills Ministry Leaders Luncheon

The Family Heritage Alliance held their Black Hills Ministry Leaders Luncheon today, hosted by Parkview Evangelical Free Church in Rapid City. Dozens of pastors and ministry leaders from the area attended the event moderated by FHA Executive Director Dale Bartscher. The featured speaker for today’s luncheon was Randy Wilson, National Field Director for Church Ministries for the Family Research Council, who came to equip and motivate those present to make a difference in our community and our nation.

The Myth of a Divided People

The Myth of a Divided People

You know the drill: Because we are so polarized, we must find common ground, we need to work together, and, in the spirit of unity, we have got to blah, blah, blah…True, we certainly appear divided, but our tradition of robust, spirited debate should be as much a source of pride as it is a cause for national handwringing. In fact, we remain a people galvanized behind such defining concepts as individual initiative, responsibility, free enterprise and American exceptionalism.

Civility for Dummies

Civility for Dummies

This is too often the lame way the elephants respond to the donkeys.

South Dakota GOP Elects New Officers

South Dakota GOP Elects New Officers

The South Dakota Republican Party announced today the results of the officer elections for the South Dakota Republican State Central Committee held Saturday, January 22, 2011 in Ft. Pierre, SD. State Party Chairman is Tim Rave of Baltic, Kristi Wagner of Whitewood is the Vice Chair, Brett Koenecke of Pierre is Treasurer, Matt Konenkamp of Rapid City is the Secretary.

The 8th Deadly Sin: Procrastination

The 8th Deadly Sin: Procrastination

Conservatives are confronting a relentless opponent who has gained strategic and tactical advantage. An opponent, supported by the media, in control of the educational and entertainment establishments who has the cohesion of shared ideology and goals. Strike now while the iron is hot. Do not commit the 8th deadly sin of procrastination or the voters won’t hesitate to try something else the next time around.

Dakota Voice Week in Review, Ending Jan. 22, 2011

Dakota Voice Week in Review, Ending Jan. 22, 2011

Featuring the best of the best from Dakota Voice last week, including: NAACP Hides George Washington Statue for MLK Rally; Amnesty for Illegal Aliens is Lefts Divide and Conquer Strategy; Media’s Palin Bash-Fest Not Playing Among the American People; White Tea Party Racists Attend Black Tea Party; Anti-gun, Anti-Palin Cartoonist scores two bull’s-eyes with one shot; Democrats, Communists Agree on Conservative Rhetoric; and more!

When Metaphors Attack!

When Metaphors Attack!

Guns don’t kill people, metaphors do. It’s true. Words have consequences. I tested it: Used a sports analogy just yesterday and a pick-up game of hoops broke out. This is liberal-think. Silly, isn’t it? We’re now to the point where the left’s disgraceful political exploitation of a national tragedy has sunk to such low-rent absurdity that it’s worthy of little more than ridicule.

Civility in Politics: A Mythical Animal?

Civility in Politics: A Mythical Animal?

One was slammed as an atheist and a “mean-spirited, low-lived fellow, the son of a half-breed squaw, sired by a Virginia mulatto father.” And another as a “monarchist who sought to become a king; he was also branded as a fool and a hypocrite.” Who are they? The presidential candidates of the 1796 race: Thomas Jefferson and John Adams.

Federal Deficits are Un-American

Federal Deficits are Un-American

Thomas Paine would have a heart attack if he saw today what America has turned into. A huge government, overspending to buy votes, astronomical deficits, and entrenched incumbents that often couldn’t care less when it comes to the will of the people. Without a change of culture, the sound economy that comes with balancing the budget is a pipe dream. It will never happened – and America is at risk.