About: Fuzzy Slippers

Just another blogger . . . blogging, defending freedom, and loving the United States of America.

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American Social Values and the Culture War

Gallup social issues
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Posted by    Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 12:00pm 5/24/2015 at 12:00pm
Gallup social issues

A couple of interesting polls came out this week that raise some equally interesting questions about conservatism, American values, and American culture and society.  One Gallup poll states that Americans greatly overestimate the percentage of...

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Reform Conservatism: Compassionate Conservatism Rebranded?

Reform Conservative Panel
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Posted by    Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 8:00am 5/24/2015 at 8:00am
Reform Conservative Panel

As the GOP field of candidates gets larger and more ideologically diverse, conservatives work toward a defining message about their brand of conservatism.  The latest incarnation is an apparent rebranding of the “compassionate conservatism” most closely associated with President George W. Bush.

Not only is the term itself objectionable in its implication...

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Liz Cheney Flips Media’s Script on Iraq War

Liz Cheney Twitter photo
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Posted by    Monday, May 18, 2015 at 8:30am 5/18/2015 at 8:30am
Liz Cheney Twitter photo

There has been a lot of hand-wringing over Jeb Bush’s seeming lack of readiness for a presidential campaign in the wake of his apparent inability to articulate a coherent response to Megyn Kelly’s Iraq War hypothetical question.

After days of hedging and backpedaling, Jeb finally landed on the “right” answer: “no, knowing...

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Clinton Speaking Fees Just Another Form of Payola

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Posted by    Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 7:00pm 5/16/2015 at 7:00pm
Hillary Clinton laughing

The Clinton Foundation is having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad couple of months.  There were the pay to play accusations from Haiti, the numerous other pay to play “

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Reversed – American Flag Ban on Student’s Truck

TruckFlags
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Posted by    Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 12:00pm 5/16/2015 at 12:00pm
TruckFlags

Every once in a while, we see stories about public schools banning the American flag from its students’ bicycles and automobiles.  Every time the community pushes back against this sort of unreasonable policy, the policy suddenly changes, and the schools’ representatives make a statement declaring the flag sacred, the school patriotic,...

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Lindsey Graham to Announce Candidacy June 1st

Lindsey Graham at NRA forum
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Posted by    Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 6:00pm 5/10/2015 at 6:00pm
Lindsey Graham at NRA forum

Lindsey Graham is soon to join the GOP primary field that so far (officially) consists of Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, and Mike Huckabee.  According to Fox News,

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham plans to announce his presidential campaign on June 1, GOP sources tell Fox News.

Graham, a...

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Jeb’s Super PAC to Meet $100 Million Goal

Jeb Bush Right to Rise
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Posted by    Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 9:30am 5/10/2015 at 9:30am
Jeb Bush Right to Rise

Jeb Bush’s super PAC expects to raise $100 million by the end of this month.  According to Politico:

Jeb Bush is putting in motion an ambitious plan to develop a super PAC that would be unprecedented in its size and scope — a blueprint growing in scale and intensity as he nears...

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Woman Becomes NY Firefighter After Failing Fitness Test

FDNY lower standards
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Posted by    Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 7:15pm 5/9/2015 at 7:15pm
FDNY lower standards

In 2011, the DOJ ordered the Dayton Police Department and the Fire Department of New York to lower the required test scores of minorities after too many failed to pass the existing exams, and in 2013, the Marines changed their fitness requirement for women after the majority of female recruits were...

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Bill de Blasio Set to Introduce Progressive “Contract With America”

de Blasio progressive spokesman
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Posted by    Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 2:00pm 5/9/2015 at 2:00pm
de Blasio progressive spokesman

Last year marked the twenty-year anniversary of Newt Gingrich’s “Contract with America” that is often credited with helping usher in the 1994 Republican Revolution.  The Gingrich “Contract with America” was a simple, straightforward list...

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Democrat bill would establish a “Hostage Czar”

Department of Justice FBI Terrorist Czar Neogitation with terorrists terrorist ransom payments
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Posted by    Monday, May 4, 2015 at 8:45pm 5/4/2015 at 8:45pm
Department of Justice FBI Terrorist Czar Neogitation with terorrists terrorist ransom payments

While the official U.S. policy has long been that we don’t pay ransom to terrorists who kidnap American citizens, the Obama administration is working to find a way around this long-standing and eminently sensible stance.

The idea is to allow the family of hostages held by terrorists to pay ransoms to terrorists...

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DOJ Announces $20 Million for Police Body Cams

Obama July_2008
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Posted by    Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 2:30pm 5/3/2015 at 2:30pm
Obama July_2008

When Al Sharpton called for the nationalization of America’s police forces earlier this month, many were quick to dismiss him as reactionary or even radical.  However, it may be worth revisiting this point in light of the news that the DOJ is going to be spending $20 million in body cams...

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GoFundMe Changes Its Policy

Wilson GoFundMe
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Posted by    Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 4:30pm 5/2/2015 at 4:30pm
Wilson GoFundMe

GoFundMe doesn’t actually say Christians and conservatives need not apply, but it’s difficult not to wonder if that is the intent of their policy change.  In the past week, they have shut down the GoFundMe pages of two Christian-owned businesses who declined to participate in same-sex weddings.  HotAir reports:

Last week they...

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Top Five From Around the Web: These Kids Today

Criminalizing parenting
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Posted by    Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 2:00pm 4/26/2015 at 2:00pm
Criminalizing parenting

John S. Roberts reports that “Straight Pride” Posters Offend Some Students at Youngstown State University:

To summarize, the school wants to be an “accepting campus”. They accept Gay Pride Week but not Straight Pride Week. It looks like they will accept you as long as you believe exactly what they believe. #Fail

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White Privilege and White Supremacy: No White People Required

White power structures in Baltimore police force
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Posted by    Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 12:00pm 4/26/2015 at 12:00pm
White power structures in Baltimore police force

White supremacy, white privilege, whatever you want to call it, it’s the attempt to “other” white people in America and to essentially blame all problems encountered by minorities on “white” power structures and on “white” justice systems. Obama and Eric Holder are big proponents, as we know, and as we’ve seen...

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Conservatives and Christians More Inclusive, Tolerant Than Progressives?

Bruce Jenner comes out as a Republican
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Posted by    Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 8:00am 4/26/2015 at 8:00am
Bruce Jenner comes out as a Republican

This week has been very revealing in terms of what conservatives actually think and what progressives imagine we think.  The “big” question that kicked it all off was “would you attend a gay wedding?”  This was, apparently, supposed to separate the knuckle-dragging haters on the right from the sophisticated and pious...

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Frum: If Warren’s Sincere, She Simply Must Run

Run Liz Run Elizabeth Warren for President Video Netroots Hands Up
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Posted by    Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 8:00pm 4/25/2015 at 8:00pm
Run Liz Run Elizabeth Warren for President Video Netroots Hands Up

David Frum’s naive delight in what he seems certain is Elizabeth Warren’s completely pure and altruistic populism leads him to insist that she’ll run for president, despite her repeated statements that she will not

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Ted Cruz and Rand Paul Sign Taxpayer Protection Pledge

Taxpayer Protection Pledge
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Posted by    Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 2:30pm 4/25/2015 at 2:30pm
Taxpayer Protection Pledge

While I’m not a fan of Grover Norquist, I do appreciate his Americans for Tax Reform’s work each election cycle to get candidates on the record regarding tax increases.  It’s not the be-all-and-end-all, but it does indicate to voters where candidates stand in terms of big government and taxation.  The...

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