Isn’t our government supposed to be accountable? Why do we accept less?

The Data Destroyers: The Government fears accountability above all From: nationalreview.com,  by Kevin D. Williamson,  on Aug 30, 2015,  see the article HERE. A few weeks ago, the California education department did a peculiar thing: It scrubbed historical data about standardized-test scores from its public DataQuest website. This being a government agency, it immediately began to lie to the public about why it had done this. California law forbids using comparisons between different tests to set policy or evaluate programs. This makes sense: If last year 40 percent of students received 85th-percentile ratings on a standardized test and then this year … Continue reading

The GOP Establishment’s Grand Plan (and How Trump Can Sink It)

Much of the information in this essay was gathered from a blog called The Conservative Treehouse and written by “Sundance,” so all credit goes to him. I’ve just gathered and summarized data for this post from several of his articles found on theconservativetreehouse.com blog and condensed the content into space more fitting for a single piece on Hardnox & Friends’ blog. I’m providing links to his original articles at the end. It appears that Sundance has a good handle on the GOP establishment (GOPe) thinking and so far, his predictions seem to be pretty accurate. You may agree or disagree, … Continue reading

Rand Paul Calls U.S.-Canada Border Wall a ‘Pretty Dumb Idea’

From Global News WATCH Video: U.S. presidential candidate Scott Walker says building a wall along Canada-U.S. border a “legitimate issue.” Republican candidates for president have often taken a get-tough approach on deterring illegal immigration, but they usually focus on the border with Mexico. Walker was asked Sunday morning on NBC’s “Meet the Press” whether he wanted to build a wall on the northern border, too. Walker said some people in New Hampshire have asked the campaign about the topic. “They raised some very legitimate concerns, including some law enforcement folks that brought that up to me at one of our … Continue reading

Gov Abbott Orders Flags at Half Staff but Obama Does This

Written by Michelle Jesse at Allen West:   As the nation reels over yet another one of our nation’s police officers being shot in cold blood, we get a chance to see what true leadership looks like. And what it doesn’t. After learning of sheriff Deputy Darren Goforth’s unprovoked, execution-style murder on Friday as he was pumping gas, Americans are grieving, frightened and angry. They’re craving leadership; you see it on the comments on this very Facebook page. This morning, Texas Governor Greg Abbott addressed this profound shock and grief by ordering state flags lowered to half-staff and making a statement … Continue reading

NY Man Got Creative With His ‘Hillary for Prison’ Signs

Andy Sabin obviously isn’t a big Hillary Clinton fan and we can all relate to that. The New Yorker has placed awesome signs on his property that read “Hillary For Prison 2016.” The problem is that people kept stealing his signs! It’s unclear if the thieves are Democrats that find the signs to be ‘hate speech’ or if they are Republicans that want them for themselves. He lives in a mostly liberal area and that coupled with the fact that liberals are much more inclined to engage in criminal activities, so my guess is that it was the lefties. The New York Post reports that … Continue reading

Quote Of The Day — September 1, 2015

. “Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest.” Isaac Asimov, (January 2, 1920 – April 6, 1992)   ~ ~   Grouchy   ~ ~

Canada Leads on Opposing Iran Deal

From The Weekly Standard President Obama claims, as Bill Kristol noted in his editorial in the latest issue of THE WEEKLY STANDARD, that no country in the world has expressed opposition to his deal with Iran, with the exception of Israel. But that’s not accurate. Canada, the United States’ biggest trading partner—and, traditionally, its closest ally—has made it clear it wants no part of an agreement normalizing relations between Iran and the West. When details of the agreement were released last month, Canada’s foreign affairs minister, Rob Nicholson, had this to say: Iran continues to be a significant threat to international peace … Continue reading

Donald Trump is set to blow up GOP orthodoxy — again

From: washingtonexaminer.com,  by Byron York,  on Aug 29, 2015,  see the article HERE. First Donald Trump antagonized the Republican establishment with his proposals on immigration. Then he irritated some with his stands on trade and Social Security. Now Trump is preparing a tax proposal that will again set him far apart from the party’s powers-that-be. The problem for the establishment is that Trump’s positions on all three issues are more in line with the majority of American voters than the establishment’s preferred policies. By using his popularity to force outside-the-GOP-box ideas into the Republican presidential debate, Trump is displaying an … Continue reading

Black Lives Matter Protest March…with Police Escort

A Black Lives Matter march and protest took place without reports of arrests outside the Minnesota State Fair on Saturday, the Star Tribune reported. The day began with a morning gathering of more than two dozen people at Hamline Park for de-escalation training that covered tactics to avoid confrontation with hecklers and what to do if approached by an officer. The group announced its plans last week to disrupt operations to raise awareness about issues that plague black communities, and also to call attention to alleged disparity issues at the fair, which organizers say has not been welcoming to minority … Continue reading

A Pissed Off Sheriff Clarke: Obama Started ‘War on Police’

From IJ Review: Sheriff David Clarke is not one to mince words, and now he’s blaming a lack of presidential leadership for creating an atmosphere where protesters can openly call for the murder of police officers without comment from the White House. On Judge Jeanine Pirro’s show on Fox News, the sheriff directly charged the president for an “open season” on police officers. Clarke’s comments follow upon the “execution-style” murder of Deputy Dan Goforth at a Chevron gas station in Texas. Sheriff Clarke made it clear he was “too pissed off” to sugarcoat what he thought of the situation, saying he was not going … Continue reading

Alleged Texas cop killer charged: attended same university as Sandra Bland

From: breitbart.com,  by Bob Price and Lana Shadwick,  on Aug 29, 2015,  see the article HERE. HOUSTON, Texas – Authorities in Harris County have identified the alleged killer of a Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy as Shannon Juruary Miles, 31. Breitbart Texas has learned that Miles has an extensive history with law enforcement in Harris County. Miles is the registered owner of the 2002 red Ford Ranger that law enforcement appeared to search on Friday night outside the home where Miles lives. The Ford was being sought after police obtained security video from the gas station where Deputy Darren Goforth was … Continue reading

Blame Liberals for the Rise of Trump

From: townhall.com,  by S.E. Cupp,  on Aug 27, 2015,  see the article HERE. There are a few existential questions which man has struggled but failed to answer conclusively, despite Sisyphean efforts, such as: Why are we here? What happens when we die? And why do kids go ape for “Frozen”? To these we may add another, which will go down as one of the great enigmas of modern American history: Why Trump? His rise — and, more inexplicably, his durability — has baffled even the most open-minded of us. But when man can’t explain something, he settles for the next … Continue reading

What Alberta’s NDP Has Done to the Oil Patch in Just 100 Days

From The Rebel Media The NDP has always hated the oil and gas industry. Now they’re getting their revenge. 1. ) The company Canadian Oil Sands just issued its quarterly financials. They lost $128 million in the past 90 days, compared to the $176 million profit they made this time last year. And $120 million of that recent loss — all but $8 million — is because of Alberta NDP’s new corporate tax increase. I call it a “revenge tax.” It’s one of three new taxes Rachel Notley’s NDP government has imposed on the energy industry in Alberta. If you don’t … Continue reading

Rancher Owes $16M in Fines to EPA for Pond on His Ranch

From Fox News: A rancher is taking the Environmental Protection Agency to federal court, asking a judge to stop the agency from fining him more than $16 million because he built a small pond on his property. Andy Johnson of Fort Bridger, Wyoming says he made sure to get the proper permits from his state government before building the pond. After all, this is America in the 21st century, and nothing done on your own property — certainly when it involves the use of water — is beyond government concern. Johnson is facing millions in fines from the federal government … Continue reading

Hezbollah and Hamas Denounce ISIS….but Angry With Canada

From Yahoo News Two political parties in the Middle East designated as terror groups by Canada predict the Islamic State movement won’t survive and question why they’re blacklisted when co-operation could defeat the common enemy. Representatives of both Hezbollah and Hamas in Lebanon have separately condemned ISIL in rare meetings with The Canadian Press. Prime Minister Stephen Harper has denounced the jihadist militants, a position he has used to buttress Canada’s involvement in the U.S.-led coalition conducting airstrikes in Iraq and Syria. National security is a leading issue in the Oct. 19 federal election. ISIL is “not accepted” by most … Continue reading