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Brass and Fishie’s CPAC Road Journal

When we decided to take a road trip to CPAC, we had no idea what we’d find on the road.  But we did want to bring you along with us in some way.  So we broadcast updates from the road via Spreecast.  We wandered from Texas to Louisiana, then to…

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Rand Paul Filibusters Brennan Nomination

I usually want politicians to shut up.  Less talk, more action.  But not today. “I will speak until I can no longer speak. I will speak as long as it takes, until the alarm is sounded from coast to coast that our Constitution is important, that your rights to trial…

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RIP, Radical

RIP, Andrew Breitbart.  I have nothing profound to say, because all my words are broken. I’m among the fortunate to have met you, and I treasure my wine-stained book you signed for me, and the nice things you said about me.  I never got to tell you how much I…

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I Still Like Romney. There. I Said It.

I really didn’t want Mitt Romney to run for president again in 2012. When he was first making all the proper pre-presidential-campaign rounds, I cringed. As a “conservative” I found his positions and his fervor for upholding my pet issues to be less than stellar. And to be honest, I…

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Ted Cruz is Flipping the Script

Alinsky. We’ve learned that word quite well in the past four years.  Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals have been employed for a long time against rightward-leaning politicians and leaders, but it wasn’t until recently that most liberty activists learned to spot them.  And the rule that has been utilized with the most ferocity…

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Mark McCaig Show – LinkRoll

If you found our site listening to the Mark McCaig show when I filled in for him on Sunday 2/24, here are the links I mentioned on the air, and some other related links I might have missed.  You can also click the link above for the podcast if you missed the…

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Going Great Guns

A few weekends ago, I took a Concealed Handgun License course.  In Texas, passing this course and filing the resulting paperwork allows citizens to legally carry concealed.  It was one of the things I’d been meaning to do for years, but I’d just never made the time.  Fortunately, current events…

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So NOW What Do We Do?

Do you think Republicans got their butts kicked in 2012?  A lot of people do, considering that Barack Obama is still president.  But consider the following: Romney got more votes in 2012 than McCain did in 2008. Obama lost anywhere from 1-3 percentage points from his 2008 numbers in EVERY SWING…

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I Don’t Have the Answers

…but I think I know the right questions to ask. Since I jumped into the tea party movement headfirst in 2009, I’ve often wondered how the rightward coalition (for lack of any better way to describe it) could band together to shape policy and win elections on a long-term basis. …

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Juvenile Delinquents

There have been a stunningly stupid amount of stories in the news in the past few months about school authorities ridiculously overreacting to children playing with, or even pretending to play with, weapons.  The gun control debate is one thing, but this is insanity.  Just a sample: Two six-year-old boys…