Fresh off his appearance at CPAC, the largest conservative gathering in the country, Mitch McConnell had some interesting things to say about the Tea Party candidates who are challenging long standing establishment Republicans around the country. In an interview with the New York Times published this weekend, McConnell was quoted as saying:
"I think we are going to crush them everywhere, I don't think they are going to have a single nominee anywhere in the country."
CPAC 21014 is drawing to a close and a litany of conservative personalities and politicians have walked across the Potomac Ball Room’s stage. The first Conservative Political Action Conference’s key note speaker, Ronald Reagan, would have been proud of the nature of conservatism as it exists today.
New personalities have risen to fill the gap left by their predecessors and the movement continues as the intellectually vigorous engine of the Republic. There is strength and integrity in a diversity of ideas, in a vibrant intellectual marketplace. CPAC still fosters an environment conducive to serious debate.
We are now approximately three weeks away from the big night…Prom night, that is. The perfect dress has been purchased and is currently being altered. The prom date has been thoroughly terrified and understands what will happen should my daughter not return in the complete state of perfection in which she leaves. But we still have shoes, hair and the manicure/pedicure. Believe me, there is no escaping the daily “Mom, we need to get my hair and nails done.”
The one thing about which my daughter has not harassed me daily is the shoes. Given that she has shown a complete distrust in my ability to help her with the dress and other Prom night essentials, you may be wondering why. Well I’ll tell you, but you can’t tell anyone else.
I’m a shoeaholic.
Yes, I admit that I should probably be admitted to a twelve step program for shoe addiction. However, my addiction has inspired complete confidence in my daughter that she will, in fact, get the most beautiful shoes possible for her most perfect dress.
The Sportsman Channel will soon have a grizzly on the team – a mama grizzly, that is. The channel announced in early January that the former Governor of Alaska, 2008 Republican Vice Presidential candidate, and best selling author has joined the Sportsman Channel team as host of the weekly original series “Amazing America”. The show is the first part of the channel's new 'Red, Wild & Blue America' programming plan.
Dubbed “First Lady of the Outdoors” by Gavin Harvey, CEO of the Sportsman Channel, Governor Palin will take viewers on a “coast-to-coast” journey through Red, Wild and Blue America showcasing some of the most original, interesting, inspiring and "sometimes eccentric" people and pastimes connected to the great outdoors.
By now most of us have learned about 18 year old Rachael Canning of New Jersey suing her parents for $5,000 in tuition owed to the Morris Catholic High School, where she is a senior, and access to a college fund that was set up for her.
Canning has stated that her parents abandoned her and that they are obligated to support her financially. Canning’s parents reject that their daughter was abandoned, but left on her own because she didn’t want to abide by their house rules.
So far, a family court judge has denied Canning’s request that her parents pay the remaining $5,000 balance of her private school tuition and the requested $600 per month for living expenses. Another hearing has been scheduled for next month.
To many, Rachael Canning comes off as a spoiled rebellious teenager that wants to live by her own rules but not have any of the responsibility that comes with it. But there is a bigger issue here. Why does Rachael feel that she is entitled to sue her parents for funds that are only hers as a gift, not obligation? (These are the people who gave her life and tried their best to give her the best.)