The Water Cooler: Marks stays tough on illegals; Pander-pants Crist on oil

Todd Marks, candidate for Florida’s State House of Representatives, District 57 has consistently called for a “get tough” on immigration policy. Marks who faces a tough three-way GOP Primary in August has been called “the most conservative candidate” in the race by the St. Petersburg Times.

What people are talking about in politics

By Chris Ingram

Marks maintains tough stance on illegals

Todd Marks, candidate for Florida’s State House of Representatives, District 57 has consistently called for a “get tough” on immigration policy. Marks who faces a tough three-way GOP Primary in August has been called “the most conservative candidate” in the race by the St. Petersburg Times.

Mark’s stance is one of enforcement of existing laws, and if those laws are not enforced by the feds, state governments should do their part. As a nation of laws, it is imperative that we enforce those laws — and our borders. If the first thing someone does upon entering this country is Continue reading “The Water Cooler: Marks stays tough on illegals; Pander-pants Crist on oil”

The Water Cooler: Greer Arrested; Israeli pirates; Obama’s sludge problem; Crist’s victory

While the media only superficially pays attention to the problem facing the United States and its staggering federal debt, if you look deep enough, you will find this is the greatest threat to our soveriegnty. The Wall Street Journal, the Economist, the BBC, and yes once in a while the New York Times have stories on this subject that ought to cause all of us to be scared enough to go form a Tea Party.

What people are talking about in politics

By Chris Ingram

Jim Greer Arrested!

The Associated Press is reporting former Republican Party of Florida Chairman Jim Greer has been arrested. According to the A.P. the Florida Department of Law Enforcement announced six felony counts against Greer: one count of organized scheme to defraud; four counts of felony grand theft and one count of money laundering. Stay tuned…

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Mugshot of Jim Greer

 Israeli Pirates

Objectively you’ve got to look at the Israeli attack on the Turkish cruise ship carrying relief supplies to Palestine and wonder “what the heck were they thinking?” I can’t say as though I initially felt sorry for the Israeli soldiers who were attacked after boarding this ship which was carrying civilians, transporting humanitarian aid, flying the flag of a sovereign nation (Turkey), and in international waters at the time of the unprovoked attack.

That said, the more you know about the situation the more you’ve got to reconsider Continue reading “The Water Cooler: Greer Arrested; Israeli pirates; Obama’s sludge problem; Crist’s victory”

What the Democrats are afraid of

Sarah Palin showed America she is real. She’s not a power hungry Washington insider looking to do the business of some special interest group. She’s a working mom raising a family with problems and concerns just like the rest of us. As she stated, she isn’t poll and focus group tested. She is who she is.

Republican’s view: Sarah Palin proves she can deliver

By Chris Ingram

Sarah Palin delivered an out of the park speech last night. And John McCain can be proud of his selection and ignore the personal and political attacks the media and the Obama campaign have smeared her with over the last week.

Palin introduced herself to voters by giving a speech that was thoughtfully delivered; she demonstrated compassion, integrity, a sense of humor, and the ability to go on offense against Barack Obama and Joe Biden. Continue reading “What the Democrats are afraid of”

The Insult of Empty Gestures

This latest lackluster effort found bipartisan support as Democrats and Republicans united behind this empty gesture to mock us all by not addressing the energy crisis that is only just beginning. Not sure that’s what voters had in mind when they called for more bipartisanship.

It’s fine for President Bush to rely on symbols, but they aren’t a substitute for accountability

By Elan Barnehama

In the past, our nation has always risen to the task in response to crisis. While we often slog our way though important problems, we’ve been brilliant, innovative and quick to mobilize in support of emergencies. Think emergency medical care verse preventative health care. Think Sputnik or polio. Consider FDR’s call for 50,000 planes a year as the US entered World War II. He was mocked. Turned out that he was wrong, as US factory workers responded by producing twice that amount. But, when members of Congress decided to put a temporary halt to filling the government’s emergency oil reserve, as a response to the gasoline crisis, they may have signaled an end to our ability to respond to emergencies. Continue reading “The Insult of Empty Gestures”

Happy Birthday, Earth Day; You’re On Your Own


The nation that invented the atom bomb to end World War II could take on global climate change with the same kind of drive and innovation

By Elan Barnehama

I’m thinking that President Bush had the annual celebration of Earth Day in mind when he announced last week that the U.S. strategy for tackling global warming was to pretty much do nothing for the next dozen years. It could be that he was reacting to the news that China has overtaken the United States as the world’s leader in carbon emission. I mean, really, how many more setbacks can one administration take? Continue reading “Happy Birthday, Earth Day; You’re On Your Own”