Editorial: Keep Sessions as Budget Chairman

One of the best advocates Republicans and conservatives have had on Capitol Hill for years has been Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama, now the ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee.

I concur 100% with the Editors over at National Review.  Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) has been outstanding, and an outspoken, articulate, critic of Obama.  He has earned the right to be the next Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, the goofy seniority rules not withstanding.  The Senate Budget Committee is HUGELY important, and is where much of Obama’s pet pork can be trimmed or eliminated entirely.  So, hopefully Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and the rest of the GOP Senate leadership, will take this editorial to heart.

Virginia neighborhood outraged by homeowner’s Nazi flag

A Virginia homeowner has outraged his community after flying a Nazi flag outside of his home in protest of President Obama’s executive action on immigration reform.

Definitely a creative, and gutsy, response to Obama’s fascist and Nazi-like actions.  And, while I can certainly empathize with this guy’s frustration… I sure wouldn’t fly that flag in front of MY home.  But hey..  Freedom of speech.  And, if we can allow the outrageously offensive burning of the American flag, then this guy should have the right to express HIS views/feelings by flying this flag in protest of our lawless and clearly socialist President and his actions.

MO Lt. Gov: Officials Must Explain ‘Under Oath’ Why National Guard Stood By as Ferguson Burned

Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, a Republican, is demanding that the state’s Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon offer a public explanation as to why he told the National Guard which he had previously mobilized to stand down in Ferguson, Missouri, on Monday night as the city burned in riots.

The Lieutenant Governor of Missouri makes a great argument here.  The MO Army National Guard WAS mobilized a week ago and Gov. Jay Nixon (D-MO) DID declare a state of emergency in Ferguson.  But, when the moment of truth came, the Guard was nowhere near Ferguson…and the city burned.  There is NO excuse for that.  So, Lt Gov. Peter Kinder (R-MO) is asking some disturbing questions that Gov. Nixon DOES need to answer, and NOT deflect…like he kinda did at today’s press conference.

Legal scholars praise Ferguson grand jury for fairness beyond the norm

Legal experts across the country agree that while the process that led to a grand jury’s decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for killing Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, was unusual, it was not unfair.

And, I agree with these “legal experts.”  St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch (a Democrat) went WAY above and beyond what he needed to do in terms of being transparent and fair in a process that is usually FAR more secretive and NON-transparent.  He laid out ALL of the facts before the grand jury and offered them 5 different indictment options.  After an exhaustive review of  ALL the forensics, ballistic reports, multiple autopsies, and interviewing 60 (SIXTY!) witnesses, the grand jury determined that Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson was not guilty of any crime, and in fact did his job.  At least 3 witnesses corroborated ALL of Officer Wilson’s testimony (HIS side of the story), and 4 other witnesses corroborated parts of his testimony.  Furthermore, the forensic evidence supports the officer’s story that yes, there was an altercation IN the squad car, and that Michael Brown tried to get the officer’s gun.  And no, Brown was NO shot in the back as many (now discredited) “witnesses”  had suggested.  So, the whole “stop don’t shoot” silly narrative has been nuked by the facts.  And, those holding on to it are making fools of themselves.

Budweiser Clydesdales going back in the stable for the holidays

Amid declining sales in a competitive craft beer market, Anheuser-Busch will start rolling out new ads to appeal to younger drinkers.

BOOOO!!!!!!!  I get that Anheuser-Busch (AB) wants to appeal to younger drinkers, and is gonna do some hipster type ads.  I get that.  Its obnoxious.  But, hey..  I get it.  But, to throw those gorgeous, iconic Clydesdales under the bus and put them out to pasture?  C’mon..  What are Christmas commercials without the AB Clydesdales!  We should all go the AB web site (I just did), and leave a complaint on their feedback/contact page.  Awful..