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  • BREAKING: Sources say Toyota fleeing CA, taking 5,000 jobs to more business-friendly Texas

    04/27/2014 4:52:00 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 95 replies
    PANDO DAILY ^ | 27 APRIL 2014 | MICHAEL CARNEY
    California’s inhospitable tax policies may have struck again, this time costing Los Angeles one of its largest employers. According to multiple sources close to the situation, Toyota will be relocating its US headquarters from the LA suburb of Torrance to Plano, Texas. The company has yet to notify its employees of the news, but is expected to do so Monday, followed by a public announcement. While it’s unlikely that Toyota, which is ranked 8th on Fortune’s Global 500, will directly cite taxes as the reason for its relocation, it should come as little surprise that the financial burden of operating...
  • Callaway, a Georgian Visionary

    03/20/2014 4:40:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 20, 2014 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Georgia may appear at first glance to be a red state, solidly Republican, but its history is more complex. Those unfamiliar with its political history might be surprised to learn that, for 90 years, the Democratic Party so dominated Georgia that no Republican would run for the governor's office. In the 1960s, there were only a handful of Republicans in the state. Rodney Cook, Sr., who died last year, was one of them, and Howard H. "Bo" Callaway, Sr., who died this week at age 86, was another. Others who rose to prominence include Mack Mattingly, who served as a...
  • The Fattest States in America

    03/11/2014 10:58:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    Wall Street 24X7 ^ | 03/11/2014 | By Thomas C. Frohlich, Alexander E.M. Hess, Vince Calio and Ashley C. Allen
    Many Americans consider obesity one of the nation’s most important health issues. Many also battle themselves with the problem every day. According to a recent report, 27.1% of all Americans were obese last year, up from 26.2% the year before. While many in the United States continue to struggle with their weight, the problem is more pronounced in the southeastern part of the country. Six of the 10 states with the highest obesity rates last year were located in that part of the country. Mississippi was the fattest state in America, with 35.4% of its residents considered obese. Based on...
  • Rick Perry At CPAC - Red States vs. Blue States

    03/08/2014 4:47:47 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 48 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 03/08/14 | LD Jackson
    The major news in the conservative world this week has been the goings on at the annual Conservative Political Action Committee meeting in Washington, D. C. It seems to have become a sounding board for possible future presidential candidates to stretch their legs, testing the wind beneath their wings, so to speak. Many of the speakers may be in the running for the 2016 Republican nomination for President. Since I am nowhere close to deciding who my favorite will be, I have not listened to any of the speeches, before now. I suppose I have just not been in the...
  • Red states see higher divorce rate, research shows

    01/24/2014 2:52:16 PM PST · by Oliviaforever · 43 replies
    Fox 25 OKC ^ | 1-21-14 | By: Rebecca Schleicher
    Divorce hits red states harder than blue states, according to new research out of the University of Texas and University of Iowa. The research, published in the American Journal of Sociology, looks at religion and divorce and found the more conservative an area, the higher the divorce rate.
  • Red versus Blue States: A Divide Worth Having

    12/31/2013 8:14:54 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 52 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/31/2013 | J. Robert Smith
    The left has long sought to nationalize government, which means a subordination of the states. In the meantime, liberals aren't blind to the advantages red states enjoy over blue states, in terms of siphoning off blue states' productive citizens and enterprises. Liberals see where many businesses choose to relocate. They appreciate that red states are often more affordable to Americans. Critical to the nation's ongoing experiments in democracy is the imperative to roll back intrusive -- and often coercive -- national government. Washington is an informal ally of blue states, like Maryland, at the expense of red states, via legislation,...
  • Hudson River town wonders what's next as GE plant heads south in latest NY manufacturing loss

    12/29/2013 7:28:10 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 49 replies
    FORT EDWARD, New York — When General Electric moves jobs from its capacitor plant in this Hudson River town next year, worker Mark Rock figures he might have to leave, too. About 200 jobs will head south as soon as September when GE sends local operations to Florida to cut costs. While New York has had successes in the constant geographical tug of war for jobs, manufacturing jobs like these have been dwindling for decades. People in this area south of the Adirondack Mountains are the latest to wonder what comes next.
  • "Duck Dynasty" backlash shows red-state spending muscle

    12/25/2013 12:44:24 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    CBS Money Watch ^ | December 24, 2013 | Aimee Picchi
    The bottom line of the “Duck Dynasty” controversy may be that marketers shouldn’t underestimate the power of “red state” shoppers. For those readers living in a duck blind during the past week, the whole mess started when the patriarch of “Duck Dynasty,” Phil Robertson, made anti-gay comments in a GQ interview. His message: “Homosexual offenders” (and other miscreants such as male prostitutes and the greedy) won’t “inherit the kingdom of God.” After cable network A&E suspended Robertson for his remarks, a curious thing happened. Unlike other celebrity scandals involving offensive remarks (think of Paula Deen’s admission of using racist epithets),...
  • Boeing may move 777X out of Washington state

    11/14/2013 3:53:09 PM PST · by mandaladon · 61 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 14 Nov 2013 | MIKE BAKER
    SEATTLE (AP) — Boeing's history in the Pacific Northwest dates back more than a century, when William Boeing purchased a Seattle shipyard that would become his first airplane factory. In recent years, however, those ties have been fraying, first with the company shifting its headquarters to Chicago, then with the development of a new production line in South Carolina. Now, the relationship between Boeing and Washington state is near the point of unraveling after a fiery debate among machinists this week led the workers to reject a long-term contract. On Thursday, Boeing made good on its threats and said it...
  • Boeing may look to Right to Work states for newest plane

    11/14/2013 6:52:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/14/2013 | Jazz Shaw
    This will probably come as no surprise to those who watched the federal government stepping in to help unions strongarm manufacturers in the last few years, but Boeing is back in the news with more labor issues. The aerospace giant is getting ready to unveil their newest jet – the 777X – which had been widely expected to be built in the Seattle area as so many of their other lines have been. But at the last minute, the unions decided the deal wasn’t fat enough for their tastes. Boeing workers’ rejection of a new labour deal has sent the...
  • Americans keep moving to states with low taxes and housing costs

    10/31/2013 7:44:02 AM PDT · by amnestynone · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/30/2013 | Michael Barone
    Where are Americans moving, and why? Timothy Noah, writing in the Washington Monthly, professes to be puzzled. He points out that people have been moving out of states with high per capita incomes -- Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Maryland -- to states with lower income levels. “Why are Americans by and large moving away from economic opportunity rather than toward it?” he asks. Actually, it's not puzzling at all. The movement from high-tax, high-housing-cost states to low-tax, low-housing-cost states has been going on for more than 40 years, as I note in my new book Shaping Our Nation: How Surges...
  • Local firearms company relocating to South Carolina

    10/29/2013 4:35:10 PM PDT · by BfloGuy · 34 replies
    WHEC-TV (Rochester, NY) ^ | 10/28/13 | Associated Press
    A Rochester-based company that makes firearms, ammunition and tactical equipment is relocating its headquarters in Dorchester County, South Carolina officials announced Monday. The state Department of Commerce said that the $2.7 million investment by American Tactical Imports, currently located on Airpark Drive, would mean more than 100 new jobs for the Summerville area.
  • A blue state's road to red (West Virginia)

    10/28/2013 12:40:21 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 26, 2913 | Karen Tumulty
    ".........Why? “Honestly, because everybody in this county hates Barack Obama. That is the biggest reason,” Mitchell said. Animosity toward President Obama runs high here. He lost Wyoming County by nearly 56 percentage points last year, despite the fact that registered Democrats outnumber Republicans by 3 to 1. But as Mitchell and her friends talked more about it, their conversation turned to fears and anxieties that had little to do with party or politics. They discussed the well-paying jobs that had vanished with the coal industry; the crime and drugs that followed; the changing culture that mocks what they hold sacred....
  • Constructive secession by Red States: Real possibility unless King Barack I is stopped

    10/14/2013 9:17:36 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 78 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/14/13 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Patrick J. Buchanan has raised the question asked here fifteen months ago: Is there a peaceful civil secession of Red States underway? Originally raised here in July 2012, we asked if there wasn’t a real possibility of what we described as a “constructive secession” which would accomplish what The Confederacy could not achieve. As we described the situation those states that have grown tired of the overbearing Barack Obama Administration and see it as no longer intolerable could engage in conduct that would amount to de facto if not a de jure secession from the United States. Red Staters have...
  • IS RED STATE AMERICA SECEDING?

    10/10/2013 7:43:59 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 45 replies
    WND ^ | 10-10/13 | Pat Buchanan
    In the last decade of the 20th century, as the Soviet Empire disintegrated, so, too, did that prison house of nations, the USSR. Out of the decomposing carcass came Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Moldova, all in Europe; Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan in the Caucasus; and Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan in Central Asia. Transnistria then broke free of Moldova, and Abkhazia and South Ossetia fought free of Georgia. Yugoslavia dissolved far more violently into the nations of Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Macedonia and Kosovo. The Slovaks seceded from Czechoslovakia. Yet a Europe that plunged straight...
  • Shame on GOP states doing everything they can to hurt the poor (Alan Colmes, nuff said)

    10/05/2013 4:45:23 PM PDT · by workerbee · 29 replies
    Fox ^ | 10/5/13 | Alan Colmes
    ***SNIP*** Republican states have purposely and vindictively put up roadblocks to prevent its citizens from easy access to health care information as the Affordable Care Act was rolled out. They've either ignored the roll-out or encouraged people not to sign up. Missouri's lieutenant governor Peter Kinder, urged "active resistance" to the new law. This is why we have low information voters and why, according to two polls, 7% or 8% favor the Affordable Care Act over Obamacare, even though they are one and the same. ***SNIP*** Rachel Grob, Scholar-in-Residence at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has studied how different states are...
  • GOP states offer little help on buying insurance

    10/01/2013 2:34:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 1, 2013 5:19 PM EDT | Bill Barrow
    On the day consumers start perusing newly launched federal online health exchanges, Republican governors who oppose President Barack Obama’s insurance overhaul are mostly sitting on their hands. But the law is going into effect without them. Thirty-six states, most of them Republican-controlled, opted to let the federal government run exchanges where consumers can shop for individual policies from private insurance firms. Consumers are getting their first opportunity on Tuesday to buy policies on the exchanges, even as the law remains at the core of congressional budget gridlock that has caused a partial federal government shutdown. The exchanges’ funding isn't affected...
  • New England Becoming More Pro-Abortion; South, Midwest Becoming More Pro-Life

    07/30/2013 11:24:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/30/2013 | Napp Nazworth
    Views on abortion are becoming more entrenched in certain regions of the country, with New England residents more convinced of the pro-choice position and the Midwest and parts of the South becoming more pro-life, according to a new Pew Forum study. While abortion views have remained relatively steady when looking at the nation as a whole, the Pew study shows greater variation in a few regions of the country. The study compares views on abortion in 1995 and 1996 to views on abortion in 2012 and 2013 for eight regional areas – New England, Pacific Coast, Mid-Atlantic, Mountain West, Great...
  • Your Zip Code Could Indicate When You Will Die

    07/12/2013 7:38:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/12/2013 | MEGAN WILLETT
    <p>Where you live in the U.S. could affect your lifespan, according to a new report from the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington that was just published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.</p>
  • Louisiana House Appropriations Chairman Jim Fannin switches to GOP

    07/11/2013 3:44:11 PM PDT · by BBell · 8 replies
    The chairman of the powerful House budget-writing committee has become a Republican, a move that continues to widen the gap between the two parties in the Louisiana Legislature.
  • Eight of top ten states for job growth have Republican governors

    06/21/2013 9:06:07 AM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 28 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | 6/21/13 | David Freddoso
    According to today’s release by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 31 of the 50 states have experienced significant job growth over the last 12 months. It might not come as a huge surprise, but states with GOP governors (8 of the top 10) and right-to-work states (7 of the top 10, in bold) dominate the top of the list in terms of job growth over the last 12 months...
  • Motorola announces Texas facility making first US-assembled smartphones, creating 2,000 jobs

    05/30/2013 9:41:03 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 37 replies
    AUSTIN, Texas — Cellphone pioneer Motorola announced Wednesday that it’s opening a Texas manufacturing facility that will create 2,000 jobs and produce its new flagship device, Moto X, the first smartphone ever assembled in the U.S. The company has already begun hiring for the Fort Worth plant. The site was most recently unoccupied but was once used by fellow phone manufacturer Nokia, meaning it was designed to produce mobile devices, said Will Moss, a spokesman for Motorola Mobility, which is owned by Google. “It was a great facility in an ideal location,” said Moss, who said it will be an...
  • Report: Red States Have Better Economic Performance Than Blue States

    05/27/2013 9:04:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/27/2013 | Napp Nazworth
    A new report, called "Rich States, Poor States," issued by the American Legislative Exchange Council on state economies, shows states mostly governed by Republicans outperform states mostly governed by Democrats. Those ranked in the top ten in economic performance from 2001 to 2011 were, in order from first place to tenth place: Texas, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, North Dakota, Idaho, Arizona, Alaska and Montana. Those in the bottom ten, in order from 40th to 50th place are: Mississippi, Wisconsin, Missouri, California, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Illinois, New Jersey, Ohio and Michigan. The only states in the top 10 that mostly vote...
  • Map: Veterans and the 2012 vote

    05/26/2013 7:43:53 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 10 replies
    Rare.US ^ | May 26, 2013 | James S. Robbins
    A side-by-side comparison of red/blue vote by counties and percentage of veterans per county yields an interesting visual.
  • Texas' cities among fastest-growing in US

    05/24/2013 12:35:03 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 05/24/2013 | Juan Carlos Llorca
    Email 0Share 0Tweet0Share0Print...... Eight of 15 cities with the fastest growth in the United States are in Texas, according to the latest data released by the U.S. Census Bureau. Estimates released Thursday also show that half of those cities in the nation with the largest total population increases are in Texas. And Houston added more than 34,500 people to reach 2.2 million inhabitants — only second to New York City in total population gains in the year that ended last July. The Central Texas town of San Marcos is the fastest-growing city in the U.S., increasing by 4.9 percent. It...
  • Does the IRS target tax cheats in red states?

    05/22/2013 3:07:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Birmingham News ^ | 5/22/13 | John Archibald
    We know about the IRS and the Tea Party. But is there politics in IRS prosecutions? Do IRS agents zero in on red states more than blue? Residents in Montgomery, in the red heart of a red state in the Middle District of Alabama, are 3˝ times as likely to have tax cases referred to federal prosecutors than the average Joe in Anytown, USA, according to AL.com analysis of 2012 federal records gathered and maintained by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse in Syracuse, NY. In Mobile´s Southern District of Alabama, odds of an IRS referral are 2ľ what you´ll find
  • 'Tornado clearly targets conservatives': Daily Show creator faces backlash over insensitive tweet

    05/21/2013 5:43:45 AM PDT · by Fullclip · 45 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May, 21, 2013 | Mail Online
    She thought she was making a topical political joke, but a co-creator of ‘The Daily Show’ managed to enrage many of her followers after tweeting joke about the Oklahoma tornado’s political motivations. ‘This tornado is in Oklahoma so clearly it has been ordered to only target conservatives,’ wrote comedian Lizz Winstead, in a tweet, around 3:30 Monday afternoon. The tweet was an apparent attempt at using the occasion of the May 20 twister to comment on the scandal currently plaguing the IRS and Obama administration. Winstead, co-creator and former head writer for ‘The Daily Show,’ promptly received a stream of...
  • 'Duck Dynasty' nation needs Sarah Palin

    05/20/2013 2:50:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 20, 2013 | Bernie Quigley
    Why Sarah Palin? Because when I write a blog here on Jeb Bush or President Obama, it will bring in maybe 10 comments. A piece on Sarah Palin last week brought 135. Same every time. She strikes a chord which runs deep. She has a purpose here. She may be today the most important person in American culture and politics. She may always have been. The flak you draw tells of your truth and importance, and no one has taken more flak than Palin. Most has been neutralized now as Tea Party meets the mainstream with the IRS affair in...
  • What CEOs have to say about the worst states for doing business

    05/07/2013 2:47:22 PM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 16 replies
    ConservativeIntel.com ^ | 5/7/13 | David Freddoso
    Chief Executive Magazine has put out its annual business ranking of the 50 states — a ranking based on a survey of 736 CEOs. biz-bottom-ten At right, you can see the bottom ten states. You might notice that most of them have something in common...Here are some of the CEOs' comments on the worst states for business:
  • Manufacturer of Colt AR-15s Relocating To Texas

    04/08/2013 7:09:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 8, 2013 | Andrea Ryan
    Pay attention, Connecticut. You’re next. Colt Competition, a manufacturer of high end Colt AR-15 rifles in Canby, Oregon, is moving its firearms production to the 2nd Amendment supporting state of Texas. According to CBS DFW, A firearms company that makes AR-15 style rifles for the iconic brand Colt, will open a plant in Breckenridge in Stephens County. Oregon company Bold Ideas confirmed the development Friday. Bold Ideas goes by the name Colt Competition, making high accuracy rifles for competition shooting. --snip-- This move follows on the heels of Magpul’s recent decision to pull their manufacturing of the company’s highly popular...
  • Marlin Firearms Closes In North Haven, Ending 141 Years Of Manufacturing In Connecticut

    04/02/2013 8:55:28 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 32 replies
    The Hartford Courant ^ | 4-1-2013 | MATTHEW STURDEVANT
    <p>NORTH HAVEN — A half-dozen workers were in otherwise empty offices Friday at The Marlin Firearms Co. as the company wound down 141 years of manufacturing in Connecticut.</p> <p>A security phone at the visitor's gate was unattended next to a large barren parking lot off Bailey Road near I-91. A reception room that resembles a ski lodge, complete with a fireplace, was dark. The few people left working Friday declined to comment, but one employee said there were six people inside and that Friday was their last day of work.</p>
  • The county(Mississippi) where no one's gay

    03/31/2013 12:37:16 PM PDT · by WKB · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | 3-25-13 | John D. Sutter, CNN
    Franklin County, Mississippi (CNN) -- Statistically speaking, Franklin County should be straighter than John Wayne eating Chick-fil-A. The middle-of-nowhere rectangle in southwest Mississippi -- known for its pine forests, hog hunting and an infamous hate crime -- is home to exactly zero same-sex couples, according to an analysis of census data. In other words: It's a place where gays don't exist. At least not on paper.
  • GOP on roll with red state growth

    03/28/2013 11:54:20 AM PDT · by massmike · 8 replies
    http://bostonherald.com ^ | 03/28/2013 | Betsy McCaughey
    Last week, the national Republican Party issued a report on why it lost the 2012 presidential election. The report belongs in the paper shredder. Look at a map of the U.S., and you’ll see why. The Republican Party is already on the way to dominating presidential politics. Red states are on the rise, and blue states are sinking. In politics, demography is destiny. The biggest mistake the GOP could make is to change course and abandon its current policies. It will soon control an Electoral College majority. Americans are voting with their feet to live in Republican-run states with low...
  • Americans Are Migrating To More Free Republican States

    03/28/2013 5:28:49 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 49 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 03/28/2013 | John Merline
    Americans are migrating from less-free liberal states to more-free conservative states, where they are doing better economically, according to a new study published Thursday by the George Washington University's Mercatus Center. The "Freedom in the 50 States" study measured economic and personal freedom using a wide range of criteria, including tax rates, government spending and debt, regulatory burdens, and state laws covering land use, union organizing, gun control, education choice and more.
  • Senate banking chair Tim Johnson to announce retirement

    03/25/2013 1:40:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | 03/25/2013 | Margaret Chadbourn
    Senate Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson, a South Dakota Democrat, does not plan to run for re-election when his current term ends in 2014, sources close to the matter and key Capitol Hill staffers said on Monday. Johnson, 66, joined the Senate in 1997 and has been widely expected to retire at the end of his term. He plans to make the announcement on Tuesday, the sources said. Johnson's staff said that he will hold a press conference at the University of South Dakota on Tuesday. His retirement would leave a vacant seat in a conservative-leaning state that could be...
  • Patton: Red State Governors Should Be Careful What They Wish For

    03/22/2013 9:01:23 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | March 22, 2013 | Doug Patton
    Recently, Republican Governors Rick Perry of Texas and Terry Branstad of Iowa appealed to those wanting to flee liberal California. “Move your business to our state,” they implore. “We’ll welcome you with open arms here.” They should be careful what they wish for. When my wife and I used to vacation in Colorado in the 1970s, I started noticing bumper stickers that read “Don’t Californicate Colorado.” The initial movement that spawned that sentiment was a way for Colorado residents to express their disapproval of how Southern California had exploded with seemingly unlimited development. However, since that time, “Californicate” has taken...
  • U.S. Department of Education Announces 10 States Will Receive Funding

    03/20/2013 3:13:48 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 16 replies
    U.S. Department of Education ^ | March 18, 2013 | U.S. Department of Education
    Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced that 10 states will receive funding to turn around their persistently lowest-achieving schools through the Department's School Improvement Grant (SIG) program. Four of the states will receive awards to run a new competition for previously unfunded schools, and six states will receive continuation funds for the third year of implementing a SIG model. The states receiving new awards are: Indiana—$9.2 million; Nebraska—$2.6 million; Colorado—$5.2 million; and Louisiana—$9.6 million. The states receiving continuation awards are: Alaska—$1.5 million; Iowa—$3.0 million; North Dakota—$1.2 million; Oklahoma—$5.5 million; Texas—$49.7 million; and Wyoming—$1.1 million. "When schools fail, our...
  • Can Hillary turn Texas blue?

    02/22/2013 2:10:04 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/22/2013 | AllahPundit
    Look on the bright side: She might not run. In which case we won’t have to worry about Texas imposing a Democratic stranglehold on the White House for the foreseeable future until, oh, 2024 or so.Or maybe 2020? Much depends on the time frame for that path to citizenship that Schumer, McCain, Rubio, et al. are cooking up. While the knee-jerk reaction among many Republicans would be to dismiss the idea that the state could be competitive in 2016 — just four years after Mitt Romney carried it by 16 points over President Obama — Texas GOP Chairman Steve Munisteri...
  • "Like a Good Neighbor, State Farm is there," but "THERE" will soon be Texas, not Illinois

    02/22/2013 10:17:00 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 36 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/22/13 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    State Farm, the nationally knowninsurance chain headquartered in Bloomington Illinois, has apparently had its fill of “The Land of Lincoln’s” confiscatory taxes. The 800 million dollar company is reported to have purchased “substantial workspace” in the Dallas, Texas area. The giant insurance firm’s workers are being kept in the dark reportedly to avoid “alarming them” but is it their workers or the State of Illinois they would like to keep in the dark about this move? If this doesn’t signal State Farm’s coming dash out of Illinois’s clutches what could it mean? A knowledgeable Dallas real estate insider has called...
  • Right-to-Work States Gain Union Members While Other States Lose Hundreds of Thousands

    02/08/2013 8:53:41 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/4/2013 | Tom Gantert
    The 22 states that were right-to-work saw an increase in the number of union members from 2011 to 2012, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The right-to-work states had an overall increase of 39,000 union members while non-right-to-work states lost 390,000, a 3.4 percent decrease. Indiana was not included in the analysis because it passed right-to-work legislation in 2012. In the 22 right-to-work states, overall union membership increased from 2,813,000 to 2,852,000. Michigan saw its union membership drop from 671,000 to 629,000 and Indiana saw union membership fall from 302,000 to 246,000. The latest BLS report casts doubt...
  • Fleeing Californians Ponder Which State to Ruin Next

    02/06/2013 4:55:13 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 52 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | February 5, 2013 | Nick Taxia
    Tuesday, January 29th, 2013, (Santa Monica, CA) — It has been 34 years of marriage, three children, two grandchildren, two homes and three jobs, and Mary and Joseph Peterson have had enough. The two Sacramento natives and college sweethearts have lived in California their entire lives. Now their lifelong stay in the Sunshine state is sadly coming to an end. Mary Peterson, 56, and husband Joseph, 57, lament being only an estimated 250,000 people who are now leaving California annually, in comparison to the hordes more that are storming in (mainly illegally). They also lament not having fully experienced the...
  • Poll: Alabama Most Conservative State in the Union, Massachusetts Most Liberal

    02/02/2013 7:45:37 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 17 replies
    TIME Magazine ^ | Feb. 01, 2013 | Alex Rogers
    Alabama has taken the crown previously held by Mississippi as the most conservative state in the union, according to a new Gallup poll. Last year the top four were Mississippi, Utah, and Wyoming, with Alabama coming in fourth. Overall, Americans in 2012 remained more likely to identify as conservative (38%) than as moderate (36%) or as liberal (23%), although liberals have gained 2 percentage points compared to 2011. On the liberal side, the medalists have gotten stronger. Washington DC, Massachusetts, and Oregon, the 2011 liberal top three, retain their titles...Residents of Washington DC are more liberal
  • Gallup: Here Are the Most ‘Conservative’ & ‘Liberal’ States

    02/02/2013 7:50:14 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 27 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | February 1, 2013 | Becket Adams
    Alabama is the most “conservative” state in the U.S., with roughly 50 percent of its residents “identifying their ideology as conservative,” trailed closely by North Dakota and Wyoming (both 48.6 percent), according to a recent survey by Gallup.
  • Gallup Poll Ranks Nation's 'Most Conservative' States

    02/01/2013 9:43:38 AM PST · by BO Stinkss · 21 replies
    http://www.newsmax.com/ ^ | 01 Feb 2013 | Bill Hoffmann
    Alabama has won the title of the most conservative state in the nation, followed closely by North Dakota, Wyoming, Mississippi, and Utah, a new Gallup poll reveals. Rounding out the Top 10 reddest of the red states are Oklahoma, Idaho, Louisiana, Nebraska, and Arkansas. Alabama took the crown after a majority of residents — 50.6 percent of those polled — told Gallup they identified their ideology as conservative. North Dakota and Wyoming tied for second place with 48.6 percent of residents in those states saying they are conservative. “The Top 10 conservative states are all red states that vote reliably...
  • [America’s Most and Least] Bible-Minded Cities

    01/24/2013 1:15:11 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 116 replies
    The report ranks the most and least “Bible-minded” cities by looking at how people in those cities view the Bible.... Regionally, the South still qualifies as the most Bible-minded. The top ranking cities, where at least half of the population qualifies as Bible-minded, are all Southern cities. This includes the media markets for Knoxville, TN (52% of the population are Bible-minded), Shreveport, LA (52%), Chattanooga, TN (52%), Birmingham, AL (50%), and Jackson, MS (50%). Other markets in the top 10 include Springfield, MO (49%), Charlotte, NC (48%), Lynchburg, VA (48%), Huntsville-Decatur, AL (48%), and Charleston, WV (47%). The least Bible-oriented...
  • Vanity: Oklahoma has gone so politically red it's matching the clay-red dirt!

    01/20/2013 5:07:09 PM PST · by Kolath · 9 replies
    Muskogee Politico ^ | 1/20/2013 | Jamison Faught
    Continuing my map series on voter registration, this shows the county-by-county trend from last January. Democrats had a positive trend in only one county (Adair), and that was only +0.29%. Republicans netted positive percentages in the other 76 counties, capped with +8.22% in Marshall County. With the rate at which the GOP is catching up to the Democrats, the Republican Party will likely take the lead in voter registration sometime in 2014.
  • Cocooning Is the Wrong Solution for Conservatives

    01/06/2013 11:44:14 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 100 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | James G. Wiles
    .......... the United States needs its conservative leaders and activists in the public square now more than at any time in our lifetimes. If we hold on, we'll win. Blue State America is doomed, and the blue-staters represented by President Obama and his party cannot save it. ...... we red-staters must remain fully involved and fully engaged in American politics and culture. This is especially true after a year like 2012 -- when we lose. Better to quote U.S. General Joseph Stilwell after the loss of Burma to the Japanese. "I claim," Vinegar Joe said, "we took a hell of...
  • Republicans’ Easy Way to Defuse Social Issues

    12/10/2012 5:02:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 10, 2012 | Bruce Bialosky
    This is part two of a column on the state of Republicanism and how they should move forward.In 1973, the Supreme Court issued one of their worst rulings ever in Roe v. Wade. Largely made from “whole cloth,” the ruling has started a 40-year fight over abortion that unnecessarily has divided this country. If Republican principles were in place on this issue, then there would be a heated discussion; but the core of the fight would be defused and the issue would be handled at the state level where it properly belongs and where other issues should be handled. Without...
  • Who elected Obama?

    12/06/2012 10:40:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/06/2012 | Paul Murphy
    Many Republicans seem ready to agree to Obama's demands for tax increases -- after all, elections have consequences, and he won, right? Maybe, but before agreeing to anything, the GOP should probably look a little more carefully at just who elected Obama. Dr. Robert Vanderbei, a professor of Operations Research at Princeton, developed the visualization shown above by combining Democrat blue with GOP red according to popular vote proportions taken at the county level and printing the result as a 3D map in which apparent vertical height is a stand-in for the number of voters counted.Nationally, Obama won the popular...
  • Red State, Blue City: How the Urban-Rural Divide is Splitting America

    12/01/2012 9:14:27 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 70 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 30, 2012 | Josh Kron
    The new political divide is a stark division between cities and what remains of the countryside. Not just some cities and some rural areas, either -- virtually every major city (100,000-plus population) in the United States of America has a different outlook from the less populous areas that are closest to it. The difference is no longer about where people live, it's about how people live: in spread-out, open, low-density privacy -- or amid rough-and-tumble, in-your-face population density and diverse communities that enforce a lower-common denominator of tolerance among inhabitants. The only major cities that voted Republican in the 2012...