Tea Party Turns Six – Now What?

Six years ago today, a few friends and my oldest daughter (The Bigun) set up a microphone, some signs, and a sign-in table on the lawn of Discovery Green in downtown Houston and waited.  We had six days to get the word out and pull together an event called Tea Party to talk about fiscal […]

The Horse You Rode In On

As you know, you go to war with the army you have, not the army you might want or wish to have at a later time. – Donald Rumsfeld   Like many conservatives, I’m highly disappointed that John Boehner will return to serve as Speaker of the House again.  His rather lukewarm (to put it […]

Left Tactics: Bullying

Recently on The Refinery, our weekly grassroots strategy session with The Party of Choice and The Conservative Union, we decided to begin a series on the tactics of the Left.  As far back as Rush Limbaugh’s early days as a nationally-syndicated talk show host, we’ve had discussions on the Right about Things The (Institutional) Left […]

Why It Matters – Culture (Part 2)

I’m offended.  That’s right, I’m offended. We are constantly lectured by the intelligentsia of this nation about respecting other cultures.  Yet, they willingly trample all over ours.  We’re criticized for not being tolerant yet they have no tolerance for our culture, our heritage, our way of life, our opinions and beliefs.  They’ll offer lip service […]

Republican (Tea Party) Candidates (And the Liberal-Leaning States They Run In)

When the Tea Party came into the spotlight in early 2009, they were labeled as a racist, homophobic hate-group by the mainstream media.  The most famous attack on the Tea Party occurred when Janeane Garofalo went on Keith Olberman’s MSNBC show, and said: “Let’s be very honest about what this is about, it’s not about […]