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Politico’s bias is showing

Politico has a piece today on Democrat groups banding together to fight the right-wing money machine!

Faced with overwhelming financial firepower on the right, Democratic-aligned super PACs and advocacy groups are increasingly joining forces in a collaborative effort to bolster President Barack Obama and a select number of House and Senate candidates for the 2012 general election.

That’s how it opens, and it’s all downhill from there.

It goes on to hit all the buzzwords, “billionaires,” “Koch,” etc.

What it mentions isn’t news, what it omits is.

There’s no mention of President Obama’s stated intention to raise a billion dollars for his campaign, the hundreds of millions unions have and will continue to dump into ads, or the name Soros. It’s not a David vs. Goliath picture they paint, it’s zygote vs Goliath. Only that zygote has billions and billions at its disposal.

I’d call it lazy reporting but it’s not lazy, it’s blatant.


Don’t Mess With…North Dakota?

Voters in North Dakota will vote this Tuesday on whether or not they should eliminate their state’s property tax – completely.

North Dakota is experiencing a boom right now thanks to a thriving green energy oil industry, so the state has money. But many groups oppose the measure, most notably the Chamber of Compromise, er, Commerce and public employees’ unions, which only makes me like the idea all the more.

Officials, in typical fashion, are wondering where the state would make up the money if the tax was eliminated. No report indicates the idea of spending less ever crossed the mind of anyone opposed to the measure.

The thing I hate most about the concept of property taxes is they’re just a tax for simply existing. You don’t have to sell it, no money has to change hands, nothing has to happen, you just owe. And if you can’t pay, you lose your house.

Government is insatiable, more is all they want and it’s never enough. They have no desire to live within their means because they have no reason to live within their means. They can always raise taxes to get the more they want.

In good times they spend more because they can, they have it. In bad times they spend more because the “have to.” There’s never a point when a government says, “Hey, we’ve been really out of control and spend a lot more than we need to. So let’s cut some spending and live within a sane limit.”

It doesn’t happen.

The federal government just prints and/or borrows money. State have to balance their budgets, so tax hikes are their go-to. Just look at Maryland, where Democrats raised taxes on millionaires and billionaires earning more than $100,000 per year because the alternative was to only increase spending by several hundred million dollars rather than the several more hundred million dollars they wanted. It’s like giving a junkie your checkbook and hoping for the best. They will always rip you off if you let them. The only hope is to take way the access, which is what voters in North Dakota are considering…at least one revenue stream.

It’s not expected to pass, but it will serve as a warning shot and a petri dish of inspiration for people across the country. Who knows what they might do to try to limit their state governments? It could run risk of having liberty break out all over the place!


You can’t stop the dominoes once they start to fall

This headline says it all: Worries for Italy Quickly Replaces Relief for Spain.

That’s the problem with bailouts – once people know they’re possible, even probable, you’ve removed all reason to act responsibly.

Italy won’t be the last country in trouble, they’ve all, to varying degrees, embraced a socialistic system of government that only leads to one place. Once the dominoes start to fall…


Just WOW

Take a look at this picture…then realize it’s not a picture, it’s a painting. Then remember back to how bad you were at “Paint-By-Numbers.”


There are a lot more, each more amazing than the last, click here to see them.


Chicago teachers vote to strike, might be the best thing for the children.

The AP reports out of Chicago, “Teachers in the nation’s third-largest school district voted overwhelmingly to authorize the first strike in 25 years if their union and the city cannot reach a deal on a contract this summer…”

What do the teachers want? A 24 percent raise and a 5 percent raise next year. They also want smaller class sizes because their 5 hour and 45 minute work day for 9 months of the year is just too much.

Why shouldn’t they get a massive raise normal people would have to get a promotion to get? They’re celebrating a massive success this year – a record (yes, record) 60.6 percent graduation rate!

Essentially they have a “D” average, a low “D” average (the lowest, really), and they’re threatening to strike if they don’t get a 24 percent raise.

The city should call their bluff and see if they strike. If they don’t, good. If they do, better…at least, given their failed record, “for the children.”


Pictures from the August First Friday

Thanks to everyone who came out the this past week’s First Friday.

Here is a sampling of the pictures from First Friday. You can see a larger version of each of these by clicking on them and can see all the pics from Friday by going to our Flickr page here.

Also, we do have a Facebook group but there are only a few members because we don’t do much with it, frankly. But we do post some pictures from First Friday there a few days before we post all of them, and you can tag people, so there is a small benefit to joining. If you are so inclined you can join the group here. Considering some of the odd groups on Facebook people join, joining our group isn’t all that strange.

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Radio For Conservatives

RFC Radio, Radio For Conservatives, a new Internet radio station launched this morning at – give them a listen when you get a chance.  RFC Radio will offer 24/7 streaming News, Rock and Talk.  According to their website:

The RFC Radio Mission is to Rock!! and ‘boost the signal’ between conservative camps.  Also, we aim to pop a cap in the ass of the Rich/Boring/Grumpy/Old White Men conservative stereotype.  This ain’t yer Grandpa’s radio station, kids!!

RFC News is collected from our trusted Affiliates and from credibleonline journals, newspapers, magazines and blogs.  Info is fact-checked and screened for hype.  We are an ‘equal opportunity’ station and don’t discriminate against news sources based on site size or popularity.  If you think you have a news tip, email it to us at or call us at 623-582-3432.  We will black list and/or block unreliable news sources, so don’t send us any BS!  (You so-called 9/11 “Truthers” are on notice!)

RFC Rock is collected from the albums of the greatest rockers of all time.  Most of our play list is hard and classic rock.  Some is alternative; some is borderline pop; none is lame.  Crank it.

RFC Talkis an ecclectic mix of conservative and/or libertarian perspectives.  We’ve got full length broadcasts, micro-podcasts, interview forums, panel discussions, and guest appearances by conservative pundits, authors, and activists.  There’s something for everyone – and not everything will be everyone’s personal cup o’ tea.  Check out the Show Schedule and figure it out.

After you’ve listened to the First Friday Podcast give RFC Radio a listen!

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