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Co-founder of GraniteGrok, my concern is around Individual Liberty and Freedom (and how Government is taking that away from us). My fight, from a Conservative (with small "L" libertarian leanings) and evangelical Christian perspective, is with the Progressives that are forcing a collectivized and secular humanistic future upon us. As TEA Party activist, citizen journalist (and pundit!), my goal is to use the New Media to advance the radical notions of America's Founders back into our culture again.

Video game playing to be illegal?

Engadget there is a report that the Germans are overreacting: Late last month, an 18-year-old man went on a shooting spree at his former junior high school in western Germany, killing himself and injuring 11 others. According to reports on the German news site Tagesschau, the man spent a fair bit of time playing "Counter-Strike," …

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John Bolton

They say that revenge is a dessert that should be served cold.  Not in this case.  John Bolton, fed up with the politics holding up his nomination (thanks in no small part to Chuck Hagel and Major Loser Lincoln Chafee), has decided not to allow his nomination to go forward. This is a most unfortunate …

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Pronouncements from on High

Nope, not Him (I’d be listening if it was). No, this is from another person from on High – he’s back pontificating again.  Yup, that same guy that has given us the Oil For Food scandal ($20+ Billion for Sadaam instead of for Iraq’s poor), the sex scandals by the UN troops, the mishandling of …

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I’ve changed my mind

Charlie Rangel (D-NY) is at it again: I want to make it abundantly clear: if there’s anyone who believes that these youngsters want to fight, as the Pentagon and some generals have said, you can just forget about it. No young, bright individual wants to fight just because of a bonus and just because of …

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Not so Thankful, is he?

Thanksgiving. A time for family and friends, a time to be reflective for what has happened over the past year and to be thankful to God for providing.  Especially the little things.  And sometimes the big things too!  More on this later, but this story, coming at this time of year, shows that not all …

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The scale dips one way, or the other

So often we hear from our Liberal elite leaders (politicos, academics, pundits) that we should be more like Europe, that we should be more "sophisticated and nuanced".  After all, they have it better over there with universal healthcare, better schooling, a better way of life, right? Leaving aside the fact that they have an undemocratic …

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Couldn’t say it better myself

From the folks over at National Review Online (NRO): RE: "Let us not see this state, which first established constitutional democracy, become the first to abandon it." [Kathryn Jean Lopez] My sources on the ground in Boston yesterday [11/19] tell me that during the smaller-showing gay-marriage supporters counterprotesting the marriage-protection rally Sunday were booing during the …

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