Getting back to Happy(er)… 

So I just walked 3 miles for the 1st time since August, 2015. As always, the first thing I’m gonna do is text you, Mom. No matter how lousy my pace, I know what you’d say… “You did more than anyone sitting on the couch!”, and, “Good for you!”
Lots of butterflies flitting around, and I wore your shoes, so you did it with me. Miss and love you, Mom. 💛
First time I’ve touched this blog in a while, too. Time to get back to what makes me happiest. #cheers 

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I’m Not Making This Up, You Know

Hoge gets it right. 😜


As you read this, remember that Al Gore was next in line to be Commander-in-Chief for 8 years.MarkBosloughAssuming that Gore is not being misquoted, this represents a complete about face on global warming climate change. DEFCON 5 is the lowest state of readiness and engagement for the Armed Forces. (SAC was put on DEFCON 2 during the Cuban Missle Crisis. No other units have ever been past DEFCON 3.)

Or maybe it represents … oh, never mind.

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Obama 101 and the SOTU…

In anticipation of the SOTU address tomorrow night, or as I like to call it, the STFU, Obama will be outlining his new plan to tax the rich to improve life for the middle class. If you’re able to sit through the drivel, please let me know if he explains any of the following:
– Once the government absconds with more ill-gotten gains from the “rich”, exactly how are those funds going to be distributed to the middle class? Personal checks? Gift cards?
– Once some of the “rich” have to start paying taxes, who will employ the people they have to lay off to pay the new higher taxes?
– Who will explain to everyone who uses good or services produced by companies owned by the “rich” they will now have to pay more money for said goods and services?

A tax on the “rich” is a tax on everyone. Here’s a crazy thought — CUT GOVERNMENT SPENDING!

*If I sound bitter, it’s because I am.

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Another Brick in the Wall

A quick look at Hobby Lobby & the separation of church and state via Hogewash…


Celina Durgan reports at NRO that the Secular Coalition of America is asking folks to knit bricks to show their outrage over the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision. The knitwits at the SCA want to send hundreds yarn bricks to the Court to express concern for the “wall of separation” between church and state being breached.

Uh, huh.

If the knitwits had ever read Thomas Jefferson’s letter to the Danbury Baptists (the source of the phrase), they would know that he intended it to mean that the government should keep its nose out of the business of religion and not the other way around. I doubt that Jefferson would approve of a law or regulation that mandates that one must violate his conscience.

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Holder’s Batting Average

Sharing a little Hoge wisdom…


While I was researching cases to cite as authorities in a motion to dismiss that I’ve been writing this weekend, I found a useful case that lists Eric Holder as one of the parties. It turns out be a case where he came out ahead.

The Attorney General has taken a real drubbing in the Supreme Court. In a piece in the NY Post John Fund and Hans A. von Spakovsky point out that if Holder were a baseball player, he’d have been benched or cut from the team a long time ago. Holder not only loses cases in the Supreme Court, but he’s lost many 9-0.

Holder and Obama have argued that we as Americans don’t have the right to free speech, the right to privacy, the right to due process or the freedom of religion.

Thankfully, the Supreme Court has become the last defense for those who still believe in…

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I’m Not Making This Up, You Know

It might be amusing if it weren’t so stupid & dangerous…


WaPo reports that the White House has blown the cover of the CIA top officer in Afghanistan.

The CIA’s top officer in Kabul was exposed Saturday by the White House when his name was inadvertently included on a list provided to news organizations of senior U.S. officials participating in President Obama’s surprise visit with U.S. troops.

The White House recognized the mistake and quickly issued a revised list that did not include the individual, who had been identified on the initial release as the “Chief of Station” in Kabul, a designation used by the CIA for its highest-ranking spy in a country.

Just wait until this bunch is in charge of you healthcare.

Oh …

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Undue Burden Analysis

Sometimes things just tickle my funny bone, and I need to share.
Thanks for the smile, John Hoge. 🙂


I’m on record as supporting a ban on high-capacity magazines. No one has any legitimate need for a copy of Mother Jones or Time with more than ten pages. Sebastian has an excellent piece over at Shall Not Be Questioned on how a related, but broader, proposed common sense regulation on reading materials might survive judicial scrutiny.

One might argue there’s no governmental interest, but suppose it’s saving trees? You can have as many e-books as you want, but you’re strictly limited in paper books. The surplus books can be recycled and put back in to supply existing paper needs.

Read the whole thing.

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Democrats seem to have not mastered the photo-op.


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Wendy Davis’s Voting Record – The History She Can’t Revise

ImageThe Texas gubernatorial race is getting a lot of national attention. That attention is mainly due to a Democrat candidate in the race – Texas State Senator Wendy Davis. By now, everyone has seen the news stories highlighting the embellished details of her public bio, the story Davis has been peddling as her “poor single mother makes good” success story.   While the details about her personal history might be a bit blurry, there is one part of Davis’s history that can’t be altered – her voting history while serving in the Texas State Senate.

Wendy Davis gained national notoriety last year when she famously filibustered SB5, a bill that increased abortion facility requirements, regulated the administration of abortion-inducing drugs, and prohibited abortions after 20 weeks of gestation.  The filibuster earned her endless praise from abortion proponents and the nickname Abortion Barbie from the pro-life faction.  Knowing Davis’s view on abortion, it’s not surprising Davis also voted nay on other abortion bills including SB 16, HB 15, and HB 2.

Davis touts herself as a strong supporter of women’s rights, so it was a bit surprising she would vote nay on a bill that restricts certain types of touching during searches by government officials.

It’s also important to examine Davis’s voting record on other vital Texas issues including Voter ID.  Texas implemented Motor Voter automated voter registration in 2010, allowing qualified citizens to register to vote when applying for or renewing their Texas Driver’s License. The system is supposed to have sufficient security steps in place to prevent fraud. Not only did Davis vote nay on all Voter ID Requirement legislation, (SR14, SB 362, SB 14), she also favors Obama’s plan of providing drivers licenses to illegal aliens.  Providing licenses to illegal aliens would increase the opportunity for voter fraud if loopholes or flaws can be found in the Motor Voter registration program.

Davis touts herself as a supporter of gun rights and the 2nd amendment, yet she voted nay on SB 1581, a bill that authorizes concealed handgun permit holders to carry concealed handguns while on college campuses.

Davis also voted nay on every single bill favoring enforcement of Federal and State immigration laws.  Those votes will be examined in greater detail in another post.

Bottom line, when examining the voting record of Wendy Davis, she wants to push a liberal agenda in Texas, both economically and socially.  Davis’s values are not Texas values.  Wendy Davis does not represent the strong, successful state that is leading this country in jobs and economic growth, and she is the wrong candidate for Governor.

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You Say That As If It Were a Bad Thing

Brief, to the point; excellent post, Hoge. 🙂


Gabby Giffords: “Congress Is Afraid Of The Gun Lobby”

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