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When Biden is right, he’s right

Campaigning with Rick Nolan in the Eighth District, the gaffemeister made another appearance: It was appropriate that Vice President Joe Biden spoke at an Iron Range community college during a campaign rally for 8th District U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan Thursday afternoon. The vice president’s speech was professorial at times, citing data from several studies that […]

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Conservative Comedy 10/24/14

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. Last Friday, White House spokesweasel Josh Earnest announced Barack Obama’s appointment of a new Ebola czar, explaining “what we were looking for is NOT an Ebola expert, but rather an implementation expert – and that’s exactly what Ron Klain is.” Because, you know, the White House has done such a bang up job using non-expert “implementers” to do things like design the website, keep an eye on “Fast & Furious” guns, clean up IRS abuses, run VA hospitals, provide security in Benghazi, and – oh yeah – being president of the freaking United States. As the Conservative Comic at Hope n’ Change shows us, there is at least a modicum of good news for those who believe that putting a political hit man in charge of our nation’s Ebola response isn’t a great idea: so far, he’s already skipped two emergency meetings on the viral crisis – so at least he hasn’t done any real harm. Yet. Jodi Miller […]

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Elections in America are being stolen!

When the Supreme Court decided recently that Texas could keep their voter ID laws in place for the November elections, the cries from the left of racism and disenfranchisement was, as you would expect, right on queue. After all, voter fraud simply isn’t a problem in America. Yeah, and I’ve got a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you. No sooner have these objections from the left been raised that we have been provided with several examples of the fraud and abuse that voter ID laws—along with calls to eliminate early voting and mail-in ballots—are needed if we are to preserve the integrity of elections in America. In Arizona, a civil-minded volunteer Hispanic political activist with the bipartisan radical left-wing group, Citizen’s for a Better Arizona was caught on camera doing his civic duty stuffing the ballot box at a local polling place in Maricopa County. Here’s the story from In Colorado, mail-in ballots once were reserved, on request, for those absent on Election Day or too infirmed to reach the polls. Last year, Colorado Democrats to this concept to levels guaranteed to produce voter fraud. With zero Republican support—isn’t that how we got Obamacare?—Dems went with a 100% mail absentee ballot system. This has resulted in millions […]

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Ebola: An excuse for racism?

In 2008, those on the left held up Barack Hussein Obama as a candidate who presented an opportunity for America to elect a post-racial President; a man who could bring healing to a nation wounded by a history of racial division. Yet, from Attorney General Eric Holder to Obama himself, we have been fed a steady diet of race-baiting politics meant to silence anyone who dared to criticize or disagree with the man Louis Farrakhan once hailed as the messiah. Disagree with Obama, for any reason, and get branded a racist—particularly if you are a Republican. The latest example of this reality comes to us courtesy of the Ebola threat facing the world. Even though there are a growing number of nations either banning or severely restricting travel to and from certain West African nations overwhelmed with the Ebola epidemic, Barack Obama refuses to consider it for America, insisting that such isolation would actually spread the disease; a fact that his own CDC (Centers for Disease Control) appears to disagree with: Isolation and quarantine help protect the public by preventing exposure to people who have or may have a contagious disease. Twenty U.S. Quarantine Stations, located at ports of entry […]

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Franken: Let’s close Gitmo

When it comes to national security, Sen. Franken is a lightweight. This article provides additional proof of that: Franken said Obama doesn’t have authority to bypass Congress, but he has long backed closing the military prison and handling suspects through the American judicial system. Franken said he worries Guantanamo’s continued existence has only boosted terrorist […]

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Shouldn’t we be fighting a war on terrorism not on fossil fuels?

“You are responsible for President Obama’s re-election,” I told 150 folks from the oil and gas industry —most of whom were conservative Republicans. I spoke to them on October 15 in San Angelo, TX. A reporter covering the event wrote that I “stunned the crowd by telling them they were largely responsible for getting the president re-elected, and asking them if they knew how they had helped.” He continued: “The room was very quiet for several moments as Noon waited to see if anyone would volunteer an answer.” We know President Obama has been waging a war on coal—with tens of thousands of jobs lost due to his attacks since he was elected in 2008, but why has the oil and gas industry escaped the harsh regulations that have virtually shut down both coal mining and coal-fueled power plants? After all, we know his environmentalist base—with whom he is philosophically aligned—hates them equally. The reporter added: “Finally someone suggested it was job creation that Noon was alluding to.” The oil and gas industry has added millions of jobs to the U.S. economy in the past six years and represents the bright spot in the jobs numbers. Imagine where the unemployment […]

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