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Monday, December 31, 2012

69th Rant: The 112th Congress and the Fiscal Cliff

Well, 2012 is fast coming to an end in 10 hours and 32 minutes, and there has been NO deal reached on the Fiscal Cliff. That means that the can will be kicked down the road for another three months when the debt ceiling is reached.

If you remember from the beginning of the 112th Congress there was the matter of the debt ceiling debacle from July to August, 2011, where the Republican-led House of Representatives had brought  Cut, Cap, and Balance to the floor on July 15 (as H.R. 2560; the entire transcript of the debate can be found in the Congressional Record here) and it passed on July 19 with a vote of 234-190 with 8 members not voting. Cut, Cap, and Balance in effect died in the Democrat-led Senate, where Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) called it one of the worst pieces of legislation he had ever seen, and even Barack Obama said he would veto it should it pass the Senate. On July 20, the bill was read twice in the Senate and placed on the Calendar (The entire Senate record can be found in five separate places; S4743-4751, S4751-4779, S4781-4795, S4813-4826a and S4813-4826c) for a vote. The vote to table H.R. 2560 occurred on July 22 and that vote passed with a vote of 51-46 with 3 not voting.

I mention the Cut, Cap, and Balance debate and the debt ceiling debacle as that is how and why we are at this point where we are about to fall off the fiscal cliff. If the Senate had passed Cut, Cap, and Balance I feel that it would have been one step in avoiding the fiscal cliff. Now we are on our way toward that cliff, and as I had mentioned in a prior rant,

there is a cliff symbolizing socialism ahead of us, and this election is a make or break election in which we either have a chance to put the car in Reverse or keep it in Drive. If we keep going the way we are, then as I had mentioned in recent editorials, the country as we know it will cease to exist. We need someone to put a bandaid on the bleeding, and Mitt Romney in my opinion is the one to if not stop the bleeding outright at least stop the bleeding for 4 or even 8 years.

Well, we had failed to put a bandaid on the bleeding of the country November 6, and now we are bleeding to death. In that same rant and also in another rant, I had mentioned the Tytler circle, and those words are ever so true even here once more.

TytlerCircle"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government.  It can only exist until the voters discover they can vote themselves largess from the public treasury.

"From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising them the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship.

"The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years.  These nations have progressed through this sequence:

"From bondage to spiritual faith;
from spiritual faith to great courage;
from courage to liberty;
from liberty to abundance;
from abundance to selfishness;
from selfishness to apathy;
from apathy to dependence;
from dependency back again into bondage."

I had said that we are in the selfishness to apathy or apathy to dependence stage. After looking at this debate and debacle over the fiscal cliff, I would say that we are fully in the apathy to dependence stage. Right now Atlas is totally shrugging, and there is nothing that can be done to stop him, even if Obama and Congress comes to a deal because it is the final countdown. As Robert Stacy McCain of The Other McCain said on December 10, “It’s either (a) a hopeless stalemate, or (b) the prelude to a total GOP surrender, and there not really anything you or I can do about it.”

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Saturday, December 29, 2012

End of the Year Retrospective

Well, 2012 is fast coming to an end believe it or not. So much had happened that it is hard to fit into a blog, both event-wise as well as the friends I had made online. I would like to say to everyone first, thank you for being an inspiration to me this year. Each of you had brought much joy and passion into my life in 2012. Some of you more than others and I will get into that later. One main thing is though we had not met face to face (and for 80% of you I would like to just because you mean a lot to me) you had treated me not as one with a handicap like many I had met in my real life have done. Rather, you welcomed me into your online world as a “normal” person.

Now granted there might be some things we disagree on, and for a few we even came down to verbal blows to the point I wished I would have climbed through the computer monitor and throttle you, but at least for the most part we have been civil to each other and handled our disagreements like gentlemen and not like animals. There are still a couple of issues we disagree on and in 2013 I will get into why I believe the way I do a little more. However, I also realize we are all on the same page and have the same goal in mind – the betterment of America.

There are certain people I would like to thank personally. I had done so in my blog entry on Christmas Day, but will say it here once more.

To Michael B. Smith - we have been through thick and thin from our days on the Herman Cain Dashboard back in the Summer of 2011. While we might have parted ways back in late December 2011 to early January 2012 due to you supporting Santorum when I supported Mr. Newt, I am ever thankful to you for allowing me 2 hours every Saturday to vent and let my crazed mind roam on Conservative Nation Radio.

To Harriet Baldwin and Patricia Baber - Thank you both for being former co-hosts with me on Red, Right, and Blue. No matter what, I still consider you a part of the Red, Right, and Blue family as well as a part of the Conservative Nation Radio family.

To Billie Cotter - Thank you for stepping up and being my co-host on Red, Right, and Blue. We might disagree on a couple of things, but no matter what we always make the show as interesting and intriguing as can be.

To Becca Lower - You have come a long way in the year or so since we had met. I am thankful you had stepped in for Patricia that one time on Red, Right, and Blue and that catapulted you into making your own blog and now your own website at Lowering the Boom. Keep up the good work.

I know there are others I might be forgetting, but as I said at the outset you all have been an inspiration to me over the past year. I would like to wish you all a very happy New Year. Here’s to good friends and good times now and in the year to come!


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Thursday, December 27, 2012

68th Rant: Remove Boehner as Speaker of the House


As I had mentioned in my 67th rant, Barack Obama and John Boehner had met the beginning of the month to figure out a way to avoid the fiscal cliff. Just before Christmas Boehner had put forth a “Plan B” which he had pulled off of the table after it was found out that he would not have the required votes for it to pass. Stuff like this had been Boehner’s modus operandi for the past 2 years. Granted, some of the things the House had done in Boehner’s term as Speaker was good, but for the most part it ALMOST felt like we were seeing another term by San Fran Nan Pelosi as House Speaker!

The Republicans kept the House on November 6, but it was a pyrrhic victory as they lost ground in the Senate and lost the chance to win the White House and stop Obama fundamentally transforming America into a Socialist state. There had been some scuttlebutt to replace Boehner as House Speaker, and I am in agreement with that.

There had been many articles floating about online in regards to who SHOULD replace Boehner as House Speaker, and on Red, Right, and Blue last Saturday, Matt Boyle of Breitbart was talking about the division in the House as well as who should replace Boehner. Some possible candidates to replace Boehner are:

I like the pick of Paul Ryan to replace Boehner. I also like Michelle Bachmann to replace Boehner as House Speaker. Of course, those two are IF the Speaker has to come from the House membership. If the Speaker does not have to come from the House membership, then I have a couple of options of my own:

  • Allen West – He lost his House seat in November (due to fraud) to Patrick Murphy. I had thought he was an effective Congressman and as such thought he would make a great Speaker in the future should he have remained in the House. Now that he is not a House member (effective January 3, 2013) I think it would be poetic justice if the majority were to drop Boehner for West
  • Newt Gingrich – Say what you will about Newt as a man and as a 2012 presidential candidate. His term as House Speaker after the Republican Revolution in 1994 gave America a balanced budget after many meetings with Bill Clinton. Newt was an effective bulldog against Clinton in the meetings on the budget and the government shutdown, and we need a bulldog to face Obama now.

We are stuck with Obama for 4 more years. If Boehner keeps the Speakership in 2013, then we look forward to the Republicans losing the House in the 2014 mid-term elections. If that happens, then we will be stuck with either Pelosi as Speaker or (even worse) Debbie Wasserman-Schultz as the next House Speaker.


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Wednesday, December 26, 2012



The end of the year means there will be a ton of radio and TV shows doing end of year (commonly known as year in review or countdown) shows. Things will be no different this year There are two networks with WONDERFUL year in review shows

  • Starting Friday night, Own The Narrative will host Part 1 of a 2-part year in review show hosted by Titan92 at 11 PM Eastern, going through the year from January to June.
  • Then on Saturday afternoon, Red, Right, and Blue will host their own Year in Review show at 1:30 PM Eastern.
  • On Sunday, Soldiers of Patriotism will have a year in review show at 4 PM Eastern with the hosts of Conservative Nation Radio discussing what they had done in 2012 and where they will go in 2013.
  • Then later that night Own The Narrative will be back on the air with Part 2 of the year in review hosted by Titan92 at 11 PM Eastern, going from July to December.
It all leads up to New Year’s Eve and the ball dropping in Times Square at midnight Monday night. Hope all can tune in and enjoy the shows. These are shows that you do not want to miss live. In the event you do miss them, you can always catch the podcasts on the Conservative Nation Radio and the Own The Narrative sites.
Conservative Nation Radio ( is home to the following wonderful shows:
Women Patriots 9 PM Eastern on Tuesdays
The Catholic Warrior 7 PM Eastern on Wednesdays
Nobamanation 8 PM Eastern on Thursdays;
Things Not Seen 12 PM Eastern on Fridays;
Red, Right, and Blue 1:30 PM Eastern on Saturdays
Soldiers of Patriotism 4 PM Eastern on Sundays
Own The Narrative ( is home to the following wonderful shows:
Open Forum at 11 PM Eastern on various days
PWN the Narrative 11 PM Eastern every other Sunday
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Friday, December 21, 2012

It’s the Weekend

And here is The News to get your weekend started right

h/t to Robert Stacy McCain for his piece on a Constitutional right to Donkey Sex (This apparently has something to do with a book I had read about but no clue what it means)

And another episode of The Erik Loomis Chronicles was posted on The Other McCain yesterday

h/t to Smitty for his piece about the Super Committee of 2011 being this year’s coal in the stocking

h/t to Howard The Bluegrass Pundit for his piece on cell phones spying on us

h/t to Donald Douglas for his piece on advice for any last-minute shoppers

Also, I have to give Donald Douglas credit for his pieces from The Five yesterday: Greg Gutfeld calling out Prof. Adolph Reed and also Bill O'Reilly slamming Bob Beckel on the Marine being jailed in Mexico

From Roll Call:

And another wise quote from W.J.J. Hoge

A vote is like a rifle; its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.

—Theodore Roosevelt

Hugh Hewitt held a wonderful interview with Dr. Larry Arnn, president of Hillsdale College, the day after the election. The interview was published in the December edition of Imprimis. Click here to read the interview or Click here to find out how to subscribe to Imprimis for free. (NOTE: I have been an Imprimis subscriber for a little over a year now, and every issue is wonderful. Imprimis is highly recommended by me)

Don’t forget coming up on December 24 is the 1st Annual Christmas Eve Special on Conservative Nation Radio. Click here for details and to RSVP. Also remember if you miss it you can also click this link to listen to it in the archive

That is all for the news. Remember you can keep an eye to my Twitter feed (@RickBulow1974) for more news as I see and retweet throughout the day.

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

No matter how cold it is outside…

It is always hot online with The News

I would like to give W.J.J. Hoge a special Get Well wish and hope he recovers from the seasonal flu

Here is another quotable from Hogewash

Specialists are people who always repeat the same mistakes.

—Walter Gropius

Becca Lower took the liberty of reviewing both the Obama and Boehner pressers from yesterday. Here are the differences

Lowering The Boom also lowered the boom (heh) on the True culprit of obesity

If you want to know all about BenghaziGate, Im41 has a couple of entries on it with quotes from Senator and former 2008 Republican Presidential nominee John McCain and former Alaskan Governor and 2008 Republican Vice-Presidential nominee Sarah Palin

Im41 also has an entry where Charles Krauthammer speaks about BenghaziGate on Hannity

JackieLynn Wellfonder has a good piece over at Raging Against the Rhetoric on dealing with grief

h/t to Dana Loesch for her piece on an auction to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project

Don’t forget the Conservative Nation Radio First Annual Christmas Eve Special. And if you missed it, or if you want to hear it again, you can always catch it on this page

That’s all the news for now. Stay tuned to this blog as well as to my Twitter account for more information. And I know the holidays are here, but I just want to remind you that if you like what you read here, feel free to hit the tip jar with a donation of any type.

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

It’s the middle of the week

And time to get over the hump with The News

And here is a good read of Florida News (via Peter Schorsch)

h/t to W.J.J. Hoge of HogeWash for his wonderful articles about #BrettKimberlin. Of note:

I also appreciate Hoge’s Quote of the Day as well. Today’s is:

I make up my opinions from facts and reasoning, and not to suit any body but myself. If people don’t like my opinions, it makes little difference as I don’t solicit their opinions or votes.

—William Tecumseh Sherman

h/t to The Other McCain on their many articles about Erik Loomis. Among them:

And a big thank you to Robert Stacy McCain for watching P-MSNBC for how the Left spins the Newtown Massacre so we do not have to (h/t Becca Lower of Lowering The Boom for that little bit of info about Stacy in regards to MSNBC)

Another big thank you goes out to Robert Stacy McCain for appearing on Own The Narrative Monday night (replayed last night)

The gang at Conservative Nation Radio is doing a Christmas Eve special. For more information and to RSVP, Click here

And that is all the news for today. For more news check out the Rick Bulow Daily as well as the Red, Right, and Blue Newspaper. Also, I usually tweet out news articles as well. And also stay tuned to Conservative Nation Radio for good shows.  On December 29, my show will feature a Year in Review featuring a (tentative) all-star panel of Conservative Talk Show hosts on Blog Talk Radio and Own The Narrative. Keep a lookout on this blog and also the show page for December 29 for more information.

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Neither rain nor sleet nor dark of night

shall stop The News out of sight

h/t to PolitiJim for his piece on what would be happening if this were 1775

h/t to Shira Toeplitz of Roll Call for her piece on just how dicey the Massachusetts Senate appointment will be should John Kerry be nominated for Secretary of State

Niels Lesniewski of Roll Call on the death of Hawaii Democrat Senator Daniel Inouye

Jamie Weinstein of Daily Caller has a wonderful piece on Susan Rice's husband preferring someone else as Secretary of State instead of John Kerry

Alex Pappas of the Daily Caller has a magnificent article on Nikki Haley appointing Tim Scott as Jim DeMint’s replacement in the Senate

The WWE Slammy Awards was last night. Who were the winners? Click here for the list

And for those of you wrestling fans (and even non-wrestling fans or for those fans who have shied away from wrestling for one reason or another) who have followed the Undertaker’s 20 –0 WrestleMania Streak, you have not seen or heard the last of him according to the Chief Operating Officer Triple H who lost to the Undertaker at WrestleMania three times including two in a row, one of them this year

And that is all for the news today. If you like what you have read here, hit the tip jar and also hit my Twitter account (@RickBulow1974) for more. Also, stay tuned because in 2013 there are going to be not one but TWO big rollouts. One is with the online radio network I am with (Conservative Nation Radio) on January 6, 2013 and another is my own board and site, which might be rolled out in full force sometime in January, 2013.  If you have any questions feel free to ask.

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Monday, December 17, 2012

The week has begun

and as usual The Other McCain brings you The News

h/t to Becca Lower of Lowering the Boom for her piece on The Pope releasing a YouTube video

h/t to George Neat of Goldwater Gal for his piece on defending Sandy Hook against terrorists

h/t to Matt Vespa on his piece on Gun control not being the answer

h/t to Liz Harrison of Goldwater Gal for her piece on Why the U.S. Needs the Marquis de Sade as a Justice

The final Pay-Per-View of the year – WWE’s Tables, Ladders, and Chairs – was last night. In case you missed it, Here are the results and highlights

And tonight is the WWE version of an awards show, The Slammys. Who will walk out as Superstar of the Year? How about Newcomer of the Year? Make your voices heard. Only way to vote is via the WWE App

Yesterday the WWE gave away a few Slammy Awards on their website and also on the WWE TLC Pre-Show. Here are the results

This week the WWE invades the USA Network for 5 straight days

That is all for the news this week. If you appreciate what you read on this blog feel free to hit the tip jar and follow me on Twitter (@RickBulow1974) for more news and other tweets throughout the day.

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Friday, December 14, 2012

My thoughts on the horrific shooting in Connecticut

Words cannot describe the feelings and emotions I am going through right now over this shooting. Luckily there have been others like Robert Stacy McCain and Becca Lower for their wonderful pieces (which I will link to toward the end of this entry) on this situation. One thing I have to say -- and I had said it after the shooting in Aurora, Colorado, earlier this year and after other shootings -- is that guns don’t kill people; gun LAWS kill people. This can be seen in other parts of the world where strict gun laws were in effect throughout history, notably in Cambodia under Pol Pot, Nazi Germany under Adolf Hitler, Russia (the old Soviet Union) under Stalin, and other places. Strict gun laws, where the government says that citizens cannot have firearms, lead to the government taking over every aspect of the citizens’ lives to the point that it becomes a totalitarian society.

And regardless of what we all think of Obama’s policies, I think he spoke right from the heart when he addressed the nation at 3:15 PM Eastern. In my mind, this was ALMOST like his speech after the Aurora shooting earlier this year and also the heinous shooting in Arizona which took the lives of 6 people and severely wounded then-Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-Arizona) where he spoke truly from the heart. Do I believe him? Mayhap not, but then too now is not the time for politics but rather for prayers and healing. If he were to speak this way all the time, then who knows? After all, there is a saying I hear often (do not know how it originated) which goes “A broken clock is right twice a day.”  Mayhap this is the time in which Obama got it right. Now tomorrow he might say something which might make me despise his policies as normal, but today he spoke not as a President but rather as a father.



Will add more entries as I see them pop up.

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    Welcome to the weekend

    you survived another wild week, and a lot had happened. That is where The News comes in

    h/t to Robert Stacy McCain on his piece about how the liberal media de-legitimizes dissent

    h/t to Diane Sori of The Patriot Factor on finding the piece Obama Gunrunning To Al-Qaeda. (note: I have been thinking that Fast & Furious is also tied to this and Obama is sending guns through Al-Qaeda via Mexico.)

    h/t to W.J.J. Hoge of Hogewash for his continuing investigation into #BrettKimberlin with the piece Dread Pirate #BrettKimberlin, Braggart

    Thanks to Hogewash for putting out the Quote of the Day. If you had not read it, I encourage you to do so.

    If you say a modern celebrity is an adulterer, a pervert and a drug addict, all it means is that you’ve read his autobiography.

    —P. J. O’Rourke

    h/t to Becca Lower of Lowering The Boom for a continuation of the violence by Michigan Unions. First Clint Tarver; now Stacy Swimp

    h/t to Im41 for his piece on Susan Rice withdrawing her name from the SecState consideration

    h/t to Barracuda Brigade for their piece on Susan Rice withdrawing from the SecState consideration AND the Andrea Mitchell playing the racist and sexist card first

    And that is all the news that is news for today. Feel free to check back to this blog throughout the day for rants or other interesting tidbits. Also check out my Twitter (@RickBulow1974) for more tweets.

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    Thursday, December 13, 2012

    No matter what the weather is outside…

    the internet is always hot with The Other McCain bringing The News

    h/t to The Other McCain for giving us a scare into the future

    And Pope Benedict is leaping into the 21st century by getting into the Twitterverse

    And speaking of the the Pontiff joining Twitter, here is FourTier Strategies’ own John LaRosa with a little post from 2009 on What Jesus would tweet

    Steven Crowder continues to provoke thought and speaks out against the Union Thuggery in Michigan; first on Fox & Friends yesterday morning then on Hannity last night

    Here is a piece from John LaRosa in 2010 on the facts of what the Tea Party is. Had you seen any of those characteristics in the Unions in Michigan or (even better) anywhere else?

    h/t to Liz Harrison on her piece in regards to “If you are asking if your tweets are illegal, you are doing it wrong!

    h/t to Donald Douglas for a continuation to his piece on The Blogger's Rules for Defeating LiberalsDon't call them Liberals but Leftists

    h/t to Becca Lower of Lowering the Boom for her piece on “Moonbats in the Media

    h/t to the Barracuda Brigade for the article on Harry Belafonte showing his true colors

    And that is all for the news. I hope you enjoyed reading and if you DO enjoy what you have read, feel free to hit the tip jar. All proceeds go toward upgrading the blog and also subsequent website and board I am working on. Follow me on Twitter (@RickBulow1974) for more information

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    The Twelve Days of Christmas - Southwest Florida Style


    12DaysOfChristmasSWFLAOn The News-Press Facebook Page, there was a wonderful post on Tuesday which people were asked to come up with their versions of the Twelve Days of Christmas. These were the three posted on the page (the final two of which were considered for print in The News-Press today) 


    From ScottandLaura BL:

    On the twelfth day of Christmas,
    my true love sent to me
    Twelve Everblades Games,
    Eleven Norman Love Chocolates,
    Ten Broadway Palm Shows,
    Nine hours fishing,
    Eight games of Red Sox,
    Seven gators swimming,
    Six shells from Sanibel,
    Five rounds of golf,
    Four nights on Captiva,
    Three snook a biting,
    Two Miracles tickets,
    And a heron in a palm tree!

    From Danny D-boy Davis:

    12 fisherman fishing
    11 dolphins jumping
    10 parasailers
    9 ladies tanning
    8 miles of traffic
    7 tourist swimming
    6 Seagals squawking
    5 oooo'clock somewhere
    4 sand castles
    3 um-brellas
    2 sea Turtles
    And a pelican in a palm tree

    From Lisa Sobon Martin (the one printed in the paper):

    On The Twelfth Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me - 12 Snowbirds Driving, 11 Sea Turtles Nesting, 10 Spring Break Partiers, 9 Tanners Tanning, 8 Months of A/C, 7 Miles of Traffic, 6 Months of Hurricanes, 5 Traffic Lights per Mile, 4 Speed Boats Racing, 3 Football Teams, 2 Joggers Jogging and a Green Parrot in a Royal Palm

    I will be monitoring the page, and if any others are posted, I will place them here in other entries.

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    Wednesday, December 12, 2012

    It’s Hump Day….

    And here is The Other McCain with The News to get you over that hump.

    h/t to The Other McCain, Liberty News Network, Dana Loesch, Jackie Wellfonder, The Gateway Pundit Jim Hoft, Legal Insurrection, Watchdog Wire, The Camp of the Saints, Da Tech Guy, Notion Tablets, The Daley Gator, American Power, and The Political Hat (so far) for their pieces on the Michigan Union Protests yesterday where Steven Crowder got suckerpunched by a Union Goon named Tony Camargo. I will be working on my own rant on this soonish.

    h/t to W.J.J. Hoge on his piece on Union Thuggery.

    And in speaking of Hogewash, mad props to him for his piece on #BrettKimberlin attempting to be a detective.

    h/t to im41 for his piece on Crowder appearing on Hannity last night.

    And here is another good piece on yesterday’s Union Thuggery by im41.

    h/t to Becca Lower of Lowering The Boom for her compilation piece on yesterday’s Union Thuggery.

    And we have Felicia Cravens (aka the Attack Fish) with a massive major rant on the Union Protest.

    And both Felicia Cravens and Trish Proulx had done a special Union Thuggery episode on Own The Narrative last night. As soon as I find the link to the show I will post it up.

    And yes, there has been other news outside of the Michigan Union Thuggery. For instance, there was another shooting, this time at an Oregon Mall.

    There might be some much needed changes at the polls when Lee County (Florida) residents go to vote in 2014.

    Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi outlaws bath salts, designating them Schedule 1 Controlled Substances which brings a third degree felony for an individual to “sell, manufacture, or deliver, or possess with intent to sell, manufacture or deliver” these drugs.


    And that is all the news that is news for today. Remember to hit my tip jar if you like what you read on this blog. Also, follow me on Twitter (@RickBulow1974) for more news and other information throughout the day.

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    Tuesday, December 11, 2012

    As the saying goes, the early bird…

    gets The News

    Thanks to Wombat-socho for putting out the Full Metal Jacket Reach Around links.

    While #BrettKimberlin himself got off scot-free in court last week, his sycophants are having a hard time getting the same ruling. (h/t The Other McCain, Popehat, and W.J.J. Hoge)

    And in speaking of Hogewash, here is a good article about #BrettKimberlin and his dabbling in alternative healing.

    A h/t to Im41 for his piece on The Blogger’s Rules For Defeating Liberals

    As 2012 winds to an end, here is part one of the best and worst of the 2012 campaigns

    It is time to look ahead to the 2014 midterms as both the Republican and Democrat Parties welcome new Senatorial Campaign Committee Chairmen and look to firm up Executive Directors

    It seems that Tim Scott is the frontrunner to be Jim DeMint’s replacement in the Senate

    And that is all the news that is news early in the morning. Follow me on Twitter (@RickBulow1974) for more news articles throughout the day.

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    Monday, December 10, 2012

    67th Rant: Approaching The Fiscal Cliff

    As I had mentioned during the Debt Ceiling Debacle in my 20th Rant last year, this clip from Jerry Maguire where Rod Tidwell (Cuba Gooding Jr.) tells Jerry Maguire (Tom Cruise) to show him the money is quite fitting of what the American people (mostly from the Tea Party) are trying to tell the Democrats and Obama. Now, with it being 21 days, 16 hours, and 15 minutes until the new year, we are barreling toward the fiscal cliff and about to go over. Therefore, the American people are not only telling the Democrats but also the Republicans to do something to prevent us from going over the edge. Yesterday, President Obama had met with House Speaker John Boehner (Republican from the 8th Congressional District in Ohio and also Schmuck of the Week on Red, Right, and Blue for December 8, 2012) for the first time since the election to speak on a way to prevent us going over the fiscal cliff. You can find a good piece about the fiscal cliff from Robert Stacy McCain of The Other McCain.

    We have not had a national budget in almost 1400 days, and every budget Obama had posited before Congress had not had a positive vote in the Senate, with even the Democrats opposing the Obama budget. When asked when the Senate would put forth their own budget. Max Baucus (Democrat from Montana who is Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee) and Harry Reid (Democrat from Nevada who is the Senate Majority Leader) both said that they are not required to put out a budget. These two are the main reasons why the Congress is in total disarray. The House had already passed a budget (thanks to Budget Chairman and 2012 Republican Vice-Presidential nominee Paul Ryan of Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District) for the past three years and sent it on to the Senate, but Reid would not bring it to the floor for a vote.

    Day after day we are inching closer not only to the fiscal cliff but also toward socialism. There is a saying that elections have consequences, and we are seeing it happening every second with Obama just sitting around fiddling. The last time a leader fiddled while his country was collapsing was Nero back in AD 64 when Rome was burning. The words of Alexander Tytler are ringing true.


    "A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government.  It can only exist until the voters discover they can vote themselves largess from the public treasury.

    "From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising them the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship.

    "The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years.  These nations have progressed through this sequence:

    "From bondage to spiritual faith;
    from spiritual faith to great courage;
    from courage to liberty;
    from liberty to abundance;
    from abundance to selfishness;
    from selfishness to apathy;
    from apathy to dependence;
    from dependency back again into bondage."

    Every day we are sinking back again into bondage. Right now we are in the selfishness to apathy or the apathy to dependence stage. We need to tell Obama, Boehner, Reid, and the other politicians to batten down and do something to fix this nation’s debt and prevent us from going over the fiscal cliff, or their time in charge will end in 2014 (all 435 House members including Boehner and 33 senate seats including 20 held by Democrats) and we the people will elect Congressmen and Senators who will actually know how to fix the economy.

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    It’s just a manic Monday

    but The News never sleeps

    A hearty thank you to Lee Stranahan for hosting Own The Narrative on Friday night. Read The Other McCain’s take on it.

    Andrew Breitbart has been dead 9 months now, and yet people are still drinking the Hate-o-Rade on him

    h/t to Donald Douglas (@AmPowerBlog) for his magnificent piece on one of #BrettKimberlin’s allies Bill Schmalfeldt

    The House of Representatives has named it’s Chairmen and Ranking Members for the House Committees in the 113th Congress with many changes from the 112th Congress.

    And Piers Morgan continues to get backlash over his comment on the 2nd Amendment

    For those of you wrestling fans, TNA held it’s final Pay Per View of 2012 last year, Final Resolution. Click here to see who came out on top and who missed the brass ring.

    And speaking of Wrestling, WWE had taped it’s Tribute to the Troops on Sunday. Click here for Spoilers of that event.

    And how about this for a little Rule 5 hotness? Mickie James speaks with Diva Dirt about her legacy in wrestling, her music, and more!

    And on that note, I will close out the news for now. Follow me on Twitter (@RickBulow1974) for some good tweets ranging anywhere from politics to wrestling and all venues in between. And if you like what you see, as my good friend Robert Stacy McCain always says, hit the freaking tip jar!

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    Friday, December 07, 2012

    It’s Friday morning…

    And The News is coming at you loud and proud

    Mayhap Lee Stranahan of Stranahan in Exile has a point about dealing with #TeamKimberlin

    h/t Becca Lower of Lowering the Boom on who might replace DeMint as U.S. Senator from South Carolina

    Leftist hatred over DeMint leaving the Senate? Say it ain’t so!

    Volunteers are locked up in a steak house to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy Association

    And the tradition continues for the 8th straight year: a Mimi Coin was discovered in a Salvation Army kettle, this time in Lehigh Acres, Florida

    George Zimmerman sues NBC over the Trayvon Martin reports

    Twitter is going to shorten hyperlinked tweets by two characters effective February, 2013

    Andrew Breitbart is remembered as Union members protest Right to Work bills in Michigan

    8 people arrested as Union members attempt to store the floor of the Michigan Senate

    And in a case of useless spending, the Department of Defense spent $100k on  whether or not Jesus died for Klingons

    And that is all the news that is news for today. If you like what you had seen and want more, check out my Twitter stream (@RickBulow1974) and also hit my tip jar.

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    Thursday, December 06, 2012

    And just like a boomerang…

    The Other McCain comes back at ya with The News

    And the Senate loses a Conservative

    Did you know #BrettKimberlin had a house with a tunnel constructed in the 1970’s?

    Here is W.J.J Hoge and Robert Stacy McCain with two articles on the First Amendment being destroyed by #BrettKimberlin on Tuesday

    And a h/t to Becca Lower of Lowering the Boom on her transcription (Part 1 Part Two) of Robert Stacy McCain’s appearance on Rebecca Diserio's show on Fidelis Radio Network (and be sure to hit her tip jar!)

    And here is the latest from The National Patriot on Socialism building a culture of stupidity

    And here is the latest from The Patriot Factor on The "bad gun" killing people

    A major h/t to Kyle Becker for his piece on Tax the Rich: A Critique

    Matthew Boyle on only 16 Representatives needed to unseat Boehner as Speaker, according to the conservative group American Majority Action

    And now the latest Hollywood starlet considering throwing her hat in the political ring in 2014. (liberal hottie. Does Rule 5 HAVE to be conservative hotties, or no?)

    And on that note, that is all the news that is news for now. If you like what you read, let me know and also consider giving me a follow on Twitter (@RickBulow1974) for more news and other wonderful tweets. Also consider hitting my tip jar!

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    ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas–Marine Style

    Just saw this in a link in my email today:

    Merry Christmas, My Friend

    'Twas the night before Christmas, he lived all alone,
    In a one-bedroom house made of plaster and stone.
    I had come down the chimney, with presents to give
    and to see just who in this home did live.

    As I looked all about, a strange sight I did see,
    no tinsel, no presents, not even a tree.
    No stocking by the fire, just boots filled with sand.
    On the wall hung pictures of a far distant land.

    With medals and badges, awards of all kind,
    a sobering thought soon came to my mind.
    For this house was different, unlike any I’d seen.
    This was the home of a U.S. Marine.

    I’d heard stories about them, I had to see more,
    so I walked down the hall and pushed open the door.
    And there he lay sleeping, silent, alone,
    Curled up on the floor in his one-bedroom home.

    He seemed so gentle, his face so serene,
    Not how I pictured a U.S. Marine.
    Was this the hero, of whom I’d just read?
    Curled up in his poncho, a floor for his bed?

    His head was clean-shaven, his weathered face tan.
    I soon understood, this was more than a man.
    For I realized the families that I saw that night,
    owed their lives to these men, who were willing to fight.

    Soon around the Nation, the children would play,
    And grown-ups would celebrate on a bright Christmas day.

    They all enjoyed freedom, each month and all year,
    because of Marines like this one lying here.

    I couldn’t help wonder how many lay alone,
    on a cold Christmas Eve, in a land far from home.
    Just the very thought brought a tear to my eye.
    I dropped to my knees and I started to cry.

    He must have awoken, for I heard a rough voice,
    “Santa, don’t cry, this life is my choice
    I fight for freedom, I don’t ask for more.
    My life is my God, my country, my Corps.”

    With that he rolled over, drifted off into sleep,
    I couldn’t control it, I continued to weep.

    I watched him for hours, so silent and still.
    I noticed he shivered from the cold night’s chill.
    So I took off my jacket, the one made of red,
    and covered this Marine from his toes to his head.
    Then I put on his T-shirt of scarlet and gold,
    with an eagle, globe and anchor emblazoned so bold.
    And although it barely fit me, I began to swell with pride,
    and for one shining moment, I was Marine Corps deep inside.

    I didn’t want to leave him so quiet in the night,
    this guardian of honor so willing to fight.
    But half asleep he rolled over, and in a voice clean and pure,
    said “Carry on, Santa, it’s Christmas Day, all secure.”
    One look at my watch and I knew he was right,

    Merry Christmas my friend, Semper Fi and goodnight
    Written by Corporal James M. Schmidt

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    Tuesday, December 04, 2012

    66th Rant: Brett Kimberlin and the moment of truth

    Today is the final countdown for Brett Kimberlin. For those of you who remember my 41st rant from May 25th in regards to Brett Kimberlin (aka the Speedway Bomber) then you are probably wondering why it has taken me 25 rants to dedicate a full rant on him. Well, for one thing there was an election to worry about and I had promised that after the election I would devote my time to the Kimberlin affair. Now I had made scant mentions of Kimberlin in various news posts of December 3rd, November 27th, and November 19th. However, I felt that now would be a good time to make a full post about Kimberlin, especially as I had seen from W.J.J. Hoge in Hogewash! that the case Walker v. Kimberlin, et al. is being heard today in Federal Court in Manassas, Virginia, at 10 AM Eastern. I know that the highly respected Mr. Hoge is going to be in the courtroom covering it, and when word comes down from the court through Hogewash, I will talk about it not only on this blog but also <shamelessplug>on my radio show Red, Right, and Blue this Saturday at 1:30 PM on BlogTalk Radio under the Conservative Nation Radio banner, as well as a short blurb on it on Nobamanation (another Conservative Nation Radio show) this Thursday at 8 PM Eastern.<shamelessplug>

    And for those of you who are new to my blog and wondering who Brett Kimberlin is, check out the following links:

    (This is just the tip of the Brett Kimberlin iceberg. I will work on more and post it all up here on a page dedicated solely to him.)

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    Monday, December 03, 2012

    Oh the weather outside (in most places) is frightful…

    but The News from The Other McCain is always delightful

    And a h/t to Felicia Cravens for  This bit of news about Matthew Boyle (formerly of The Daily Caller)

    And here is Matthew Boyle explaining why he is joining the #WAR on Andrew Breitbart’s side

    Grover Norquist predicts a massive Second Wave for the Tea Party is yet to come

    Apparently Obama likes #BaghdadDebbie as Democrat National Committee Chairwoman

    h/t to Becca Lower of Lowering the Boom on her entry “I think I might have spooked Rauhauser

    And now the latest in the #BrettKimberlin issue: DreadPirate Kimberlin vs. the rules (from Hogewash)

    #BrettKimberlin 2: Dread Pirate #BrettKimberlin 101 (from Hogewash via The Other McCain)

    And for those of you wondering why I am posting a lot about Brett Kimberlin, check out this video from Lee Stranahan

    And a couple of good articles from Tony Katz: Grassroots Will Take On GOP and Hank Johnson: End Free Speech To End Private Enterprise

    And that is all for the news for now. If you enjoy the news and rants, then hit the tip jar and also follow me on Twitter (@RickBulow1974).

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