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Journalism Student’s Foolishness Deserves Response

This morning, I took a gander at what was floating around about guns and gun rights today, and I came across an opinion piece at the University of Houston’s school newspaper’s website that was…well, it had me laughing so loudly in the pre-dawn hours that no one in my house actually

Trump Makes Good or That Time I Offered President Trump Kudos

Well, good for him! Donald Trump has an awful record, when it comes to keeping his word about donating to charities. To be frank, he’s got an awful record of keeping up anything that requires virtue. I brought you one story last night that is an example of this, as it appears,

Don’t Call the Government When the Levee Breaks

Natural disasters just plain suck. Mother Nature is a cruel matriarch, and she doesn’t much care about you, me or any of the human structures we’ve erected to help combat her occasional wrath. Indeed, Mother Nature’s caprice and cruelty were on full display over the past couple of weeks, and watching the

Never forget: Muslim hate crimes hoaxes

Never forget: Muslim hate crimes hoaxes by Michelle MalkinCreators Syndicate Copyright 2017 Another year. Another Sept. 11 anniversary. Another opportunity for grievance-mongering Muslim agitators to decry the imagined “epidemic” of “Islamophobia.” South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) convened with Mad Maxine Waters and other House Democrats in Washington, D.C., to mark a somber occasion

Texas Governor Recognizes First Responders and Extraordinary Citizens With Star of Texas Awards

Photo: Office Of The Governor 9/11/17  In the Lone Star State, September 11th is not just Patriot Day, it’s Texas First Responders Day; and so, dozens of Texans were honored today as Gov. Greg Abbot presented the Star of Texas Awards to those who have “demonstrated extraordinary valor and courage in

They Stink

Here’s something you probably already know but may not have noticed: in any institution which has been taken over by the more egalitarian/iconoclastic/redistributionist elements of our society, which at this point generally includes nearly every one of the industries which control American culture, a very wide space is made for

Former SEAL Marcus Luttrell Is A Hero In More Ways Than One

The word “hero” gets thrown around an awful lot, to the point that it’s become cheap. This person is a hero for talking about the death of their hamster while that person is a hero for taking a suggestive picture of themselves while being overweight. None of this stuff is particularly

Trump is Right on Debt Ceiling Agreement

Trump was right to agree to temporarily extend the debt ceiling. There’s been a lot of fuss today, including here, about the news that President Trump has partnered with congressional Democrats to temporarily raise the debt ceiling for another three months. However, I must part with my valued colleagues on their opinion

Hurricane Irma – now the size of Texas – is so powerful it’s registering as an earthquake

Not to add to the level of fright surrounding Hurricane Irma – currently barreling toward Florida – but the hurricane is so powerful that it’s confusing seismographs into thinking it’s an earthquake. According to seismologist Stephen Hicks at the National Oceanography Center Southampton, seismometer recordings from an island group in the south

Hurricane Harvey Could Cause Record Property Damage

Hurricane Harvey’s death toll of at least 70 lives lost so far will be accompanied by tens of billions of dollars in property damage that AccuWeather estimates will be worse than any previous storm to hit the United States. AccuWeather predicts that Hurricane Harvey, which has slammed Texas and flooded much of

Don’t Blame Lack of Zoning Laws for Houston Floods

The rain in Houston has barely stopped and the flood waters have yet to fully recede, but already a narrative has been created in the media, led by ProPublica, but with a lot of people and publications playing follow the leader, that blame the severity of Harvey’s impact on the

Three Cheers for Toxic Masculinity

From Harvey-flooded Houston to the Hamptons, what the feminists call “toxic masculinity” is helping make America great again. As soon as the high winds abated, while the rains were still deepening the flood waters, dozens and then hundreds of them came, unbidden, to rescue their fellow Texans. Then more arrived from

Don’t Tread on Melania Trump’s Stilettos!

Of all the hysterias to grip the Twitterverse in recent weeks, the recent frenzy regarding Melania Trump’s choice of footwear while heading off to the hurricane relief zone in Texas has to be tops. You see, Mrs. Trump was wearing a pair of black stilettos and, it seems, for those

POLITICO: Don’t Pay Any Attention to How Well the Harvey Response Is Going, Trump Still Sucks

President Donald Trump helps distribute food to people impacted by Hurricane Harvey during a visit to the NRG Center in Houston, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) This is to be expected. If it didn’t appear in Politico then it might have been posted right here: It’s an article of

Watercooler 9/2/17 Open Thread: Last Week, RedState – The Great Flood, Arpaio, N. Korean Crazy, and Then More

Welcome to today’s edition of Watercooler: Last Week, RedState.   This WC is all about Posts, Reader’s Diaries, and comments at RedState. Hot Topics Last Week: Arpaio Pardon:  If you missed it, this piece by Patterico announced that Trump Pardons Joe Arpaio.  Susan reported that before that happened Trump Asked Attorney General Sessions

Why ‘A Case For Gun Control’ Isn’t

Gun control advocates will never stop, and it’s easy to understand why. After all, if they really believe guns are a problem, why would they? I honestly believe that 200 years from now, we’ll have people arguing over how the Constitution was never intended to cover plasma rifles in the

Look Out! Here Comes Spider-Man To Lift Spirits in Houston (Video)

Kids at a Houston shelter received a very special visit from Marvel Comics hero, Peter Parker, a.k.a. Spiderman. As any parent knows, seeing children dealing with difficult circumstances tugs on heartstrings. As the mom of a nine-year-old girl, thinking about my daughter at the various ages of the children being caught

Yikes! Flood Waters in Houston Hold All Sorts of Dangerous Creepy Crawlers

Ok, maybe Jesse Watters got suckered by a fake photo of a shark swimming down a flooded Houston freeway, but there are some legitimate examples of wild—and some dangerous—creatures accompanying Hurricane Harvey’s flood waters. This really is no joke, alligators and snakes are coming out in Houston/ Katy area bc of

Ted Cruz and Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Stress Bi-Partisanship in Wake of Disaster

Throughout the aftermath and ongoing destruction from Hurricane Harvey, bi-partisanship has been the order of recent days. At a shelter in Houston, Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee and Republican Senator Ted Cruz held a short joint press conference to send a message of unity to residents and the world that there’s