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Conservative Comedy 4/24/15

It’s Conservative Comedy time at the Strident Conservative. As I do every Friday, I bring you some of the best conservative political and religious comedy, jokes, and satire on the internet, sure to provide a good laugh to begin your weekend. The Conservative Comic at Hope n’ Change reminds us: In an increasingly dangerous world, it is critically important that the United States Marines remain the roughest, toughest ass-kickers on Earth. Unfortunately, what’s even more important – at least in the eyes of the Obama administration – is to make sure that women can qualify for Marine infantry officer positions. Currently, there’s nothing stopping women from getting those positions except for one niggling detail: they can’t do the job. Specifically, out of a group of 29 female Marines who recently went through the Marine Infantry Officer Course, a grand total of none, nada, zip, zilch, zero passed. But the old saying goes, “When the going gets tough, make it less tough for the girls.” Jodi Miller at Newsbusted takes us into the weekend with these headlines: The U.S. debt, new data about kids living with their parents, and the California drought. Additional stories include: Al Gore’s claim that snowstorms are […]

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The Rise of Hillary and the Death of Politics

In full disclosure, I dislike Hillary Clinton (nor am I fond of Bill) and it would probably not be amiss to add that I have little more regard for the Bushes. All of them together epitomize things about politics in America that I dislike, chiefly the rise of politics as a career path nearly approaching […]

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Pew first: Gun rights top gun control in major public opinion shift

This is interesting, although to be honest, I find it unsurprising. From the Washington Examiner: Exactly two years after President Obama’s bid for gun control following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting died in Congress, a new poll has discovered a huge shift in public opinion to backing Second Amendment gun rights and away from […]

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2016: gimmicks vs. substance

I appreciate Salena Zito’s latest column because, once again, it’s about what’s important to Beltway pundits and what’s important to real people living in America’s heartland. This week, Ms. Zito’s column focuses on the fight between getting distracted by gimmickry or focusing on fundamentals: Though he never was called up to serve in Vietnam, Garfein, […]

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Conservative Comedy 4/17/15

It’s Conservative Comedy time at the Strident Conservative. As I do every Friday, I bring you some of the best conservative political and religious comedy, jokes, and satire on the internet, sure to provide a good laugh to begin your weekend. The Conservative Comic at Hope n’ Change notes that yesterday was Holocaust Remembrance Day. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu marked the sad occasion with a speech in which he likened the United States’ tentative deal with Iran to the European appeasement to Hitler which let to World War II and the Holocaust. Or perhaps “Holocaust I” as it may be known after “Holocaust II” occurs on Barack Obama’s timetable. Russia is already preparing to ship “defensive” missiles to Iran as soon as sanctions are lifted, and those mischievous psychopaths in North Korea are planning on selling missile system parts to Obama’s pals as well. And even the president acknowledges that the “best case” scenario for his deal will only forestall the possible incineration of the Jewish state for 10 years. And that’s assuming that Iran, for the first time ever , lives up to their word. Jodi Miller at Newsbusted takes us into the weekend with these headlines: The nuclear deal […]

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Erastianism; John Stuart Mill, and the Saviour State

This is an outstandingly interesting (albeit long) article. I don’t agree with all his premises, especially with regard to intentions but he’s very good on outcomes. In any case he’ll make you think.  By Douglas Farrow writing for Touchstone magazine: The Audacity of the State Jeremiah Wright’s 1990 sermon, “The Audacity to Hope,” which lent […]

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