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  • Queen Esther and Netanyahu

    03/06/2015 5:04:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 6, 2015 | Michael Curtis
    Queen Esther, the heroine of the Biblical story of Purim when the Jewish people was saved from annihilation at the hands of the Persian villain, got a thunderous standing ovation when her name was mentioned in the Halls of Congress on March 3, 2015. She would have been delighted by the speech made there by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who spoke of the urgency of dealing effectively with the Iranian threat to annihilate his country Less delighted than Esther was Democratic Minority Leader of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, who confessed she was near tears throughout the speech...
  • The Great SCOTUS Guilt Trip

    03/06/2015 12:18:38 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 6, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Now, we just had the news from The Atlantic that if you eat three square meals a day, breakfast, lunch, and dinner, that you are racist. That the habit, the tradition, the behavioral idea of three meals a day was brought to this country, brought to the New World, brought to America, by evil white racist Europeans, and that when they arrived here they found Native Americans at one with nature who graze. They basically ate when they felt like it or when they wanted to or when they had something and that was it. There were no such...
  • Kook Leftist News: K-Cup Inventor Ashamed; Three Meals a Day is Racist

    03/06/2015 12:08:09 PM PST · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 6, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: This is ABC News out of Chicago. "Do you brew your coffee using those Keurig K-Cups? The man who invented it is ashamed of his achievement. John Sylvan told The Atlantic that he sometimes regrets his invention because it creates too much waste and is bad for the environment. 'I feel bad sometimes that I ever (invented the K-Cup),' Sylvan said. 'I don't have one. They're kind of expensive to use. Plus it's not like drip coffee is tough to make.' "How expensive? A 12 pack of Folgers K-Cups, for example, sells for about $6.72, giving you about 4...
  • CNN Overjoyed by Phony Jobless Numbers (Of Course)

    03/06/2015 11:56:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 6, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: It's just absurd. I don't care where you look today. You got the Drive-Bys having orgasms over 5.5 unemployment, best it's been since May of 2008. CNN -- they could barely keep their clothes on reporting this. Nobody knows the truth of anything. BREAK TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The unemployment numbers, ladies and gentlemen, it's just getting comical now. The unemployment rate reported today, 5.5%, the best it's been since 2008. And, of course, it's all because of Obama, his economic policies. Yeah, they took longer to impact people but they finally are now starting to take root, and it's come...
  • America, Israel, and Home

    03/06/2015 9:30:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 6, 2015 | Larry Provost
    It was not just Prime Minister Netanyahu who was cheered this week; moral clarity was applauded. Americans are tired of the aggression of the Iranian dictatorship. The Iranian dictatorship is like a domestic abuser; dressed up as a government. It picks on people whom they think will not fight back. Such a regime only responds to the toughest of legal measures short of war, sadly if at all. The craziest of Israeli detractors will throw out any argument they can against Israel, aggressively clawing upward while sinking in the quicksand of their fallacious arguments; arguments that the Prime Minister dispelled....
  • Factory Orders Unexpectedly Decline 6th Month

    03/06/2015 9:26:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 6, 2015 | Mike Shedlock
    Extending the longest streak since the 2008-2009 recession, Factory Orders Unexpectedly Decline 6th Month. New orders for U.S. factory goods unexpectedly fell in January, posting their sixth straight monthly decline, a sign of weakness in the manufacturing sector. The Commerce Department said on Thursday new orders for manufactured goods slipped 0.2 percent after a revised 3.5 percent decline in December. Economists polled by Reuters had expected factory orders to gain 0.2 percent in January after a previously reported 3.4 percent tumble in December.
  • Jobs or Bust

    03/06/2015 9:21:39 AM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | March 6, 2015 | Charles Payne
    Today is the big jobs day report. It is always a nail-biter, but more so since this week's ADP number was a major disappointment. In addition to total jobs, here are the elements that matter to Main Street and could even dictate Fed policy.The wage spike in January was long overdue, but many wonder if there was a seasonal effect, including the onetime increase in the minimum wage.The Beige Book report from the Fed did not indicate a big spike in wages, but there are signs:The high skill sideWage pressures were moderate across most Districts, but some contacts reported increased wages to attract...
  • Netanyahu Was Right to Bring Up the Holocaust

    03/06/2015 8:05:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 6, 2015 | David Harsanyi
    One aspect of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress that really seemed to get under the skin of many Obama loyalists was his contention that the Jews are facing another 1938. And of course, the historical analogy is imperfect because historical analogies are almost always imperfect. The problem for the Jews is that in this case, there simply isn't a better one. Across the media, Netanyahu's reference to the greatest tragedy in Jewish history was treated as some kind of political stunt. It was kind of like ... well, I guess, like questioning a president's patriotism. "At the...
  • Netanyahu's Bible Lesson From Queen Esther

    03/06/2015 7:50:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 6, 2015 | Suzanne Fields
    Benjamin Netanyahu leavened his powerful account of what's really at stake in the nuclear negotiations with Iran with a little history and a little wisdom from the Bible. And why not? The war against the terrorists in the Middle East is a war against evil men peddling a violent perversion of a religion. Everything about this conflict seems rooted in religion. Mr. Netanyahu's speech and the wake that follows falls in the week of Purim, the Jewish celebration of the story of Esther, told in the Book of Esther as a triumph of good over evil and the rescue of...
  • Darren Wilson: Free At Last!

    03/06/2015 7:10:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 6, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    Eric Holder's Justice Department has completed its investigation into whether Ferguson cop Darren Wilson killed Michael Brown in cold blood for racist reasons when he shot the black teenager last August. What did the massive six-month FBI investigation discover? According to the Washington Post, "after canvassing more than 300 homes and reviewing physical, ballistic, forensic, medical and crime-scene evidence" and examining "Wilson's personnel records, audio and video recordings," Justice concluded Wilson told the truth about what happened that Saturday in Ferguson. Officer Wilson is innocent of the endless libels and slanders in the press and on television, and by street...
  • Blaming Who On State Subsidies

    03/06/2015 7:05:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall,com ^ | March 5, 2015 | Hank Adler
    King v. Burwell: We are all following the Supreme Court case challenging the Administration's ignoring of the ObamaCare requirement that individuals can only get Federal subsidies for their health insurance if the state in which they reside forms a state exchange. Only sixteen states organized state exchanges, yet the Obama administration determined to pay Federal subsidies to individuals in every state if they purchased health insurance under ObamaCare. There are some eight million individuals who will lose their subsidies if the Supreme Court determines to enforce the law as written by Congress. (One wonders what good it is to have...
  • Poll: Palmetto Republicans favor Walker, Bush

    03/06/2015 6:43:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 6, 2015 | Neil McCabe
    South Carolina Republicans give further evidence that the campaign for the 2016 GOP nomination for president is stabilized into a horse race between the governor of Wisconsin and former Florida governor John E. “Jeb” Bush, according the Feb. 24-25 Townhall/Gravis poll of 792 Republican voters. With Bush at 19 percent and Badger State Gov. Scott K. Walker at 17 percent, the two men are in a virtual tie, said Doug Kaplan, the managing director of Gravis Insights, the Florida-based firm that conducted the poll. The poll carries a 3 percent margin of error. The surprise in the poll was the...
  • Are Obama's Arab-Firster Policy Hawks Anti-Semites?

    03/06/2015 6:38:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 6, 2015 | John Ransom
    Judging by liberal reaction to Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress on Tuesday, the Israeli Prime minister scored a direct hit at Obama's Arab-first policy. At least amongst the Arab-first crowd that Obama supports. "Given how much buildup the speech received," writes Matthew Duss in Slate, "and how much of America’s time has been wasted with the controversy surrounding it—it’s simply amazing that Netanyahu didn’t use the chance to offer any new or interesting ideas."And that's the best Duss has to offer in the Slate piece titled Netanyahu Just Did Obama a Big Favor.He never really gets to the big favor...
  • Obama's Ongoing Assault on the Constitution

    03/06/2015 6:23:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 6, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    One of the many reasons constitutional conservatives consider President Obama a threat to the Constitution is his disdain for the separation of powers, illustrated most recently in his plan to bypass the Senate in making an arms deal with Iran. The Framers understood that throughout history, the real threat to God-given liberty had been centralized, unchecked governmental power. As such, they crafted our system in a way to limit the consolidation of that power, especially in the federal government. They did this in a number of ways, including establishing a system of federalism, which divided powers between the federal and...
  • Ted Cruz’s Texas two-step: Hired gun for Google (Gigantic Hurl Alert)

    03/06/2015 5:43:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Yahoo!News ^ | March 6, 2015 | Luke Mullins
    In a little-known chapter of his career, the tea party darling intervened before his former employer on behalf of the tech giant. Was it lawyering or lobbying? When the Texas attorney general opened an investigation into Google’s alleged anticompetitive practices in 2010, the Web behemoth turned to an unlikely ally for help: tea party hero Ted Cruz. Back then, Cruz wasn’t the Republican senator from Texas and likely presidential candidate that he is today. He was a lawyer in private practice, having stepped down as solicitor general for the Lone Star State in 2008. During the five years he had...
  • The “Political” Firing of Tom Ross

    03/06/2015 5:31:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 6, 2015 | Mike Adams
    Dear University of North Carolina (UNC) Board of Governors (BOG): I am writing you today for two reasons. First, I wish to congratulate you for having the courage to fire Chancellor Tom Ross and select a new leader for the UNC system. Second, as you endure a barrage of criticism for doing the right thing, I wish to offer you some insight into the true motives of your critics. Those who are criticizing you for firing Tom Ross are trapped in a logical contradiction. On the one hand, they are claiming that political leftists do not dominate the UNC system....
  • Email Scandal Won't Doom Hillary, but Supporters Should Feel Uneasy

    03/06/2015 5:26:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 6, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    Historically, the Clintons have proved to be politically indestructible. To paraphrase the movie "Aliens," to truly destroy the Clinton Industrial Complex, you'd have to nuke it from orbit. It's the only way to be sure. Given that alone, I doubt that the unfolding controversy over Hillary's email schemes spells her doom. The basic details are as follows: In 2009, a week before she started her job as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton had a personal Internet server registered at her home address. She then used her own domain name, "clintonemail.com," to conduct all of her business -- for the State...
  • Most Members of Congress Share Netanyahu's View

    03/06/2015 5:16:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 6, 2015 | Michael Barone
    If anyone had any doubts that most members of Congress oppose the Obama administration's proposed nuclear deal with Iran, they can put them aside after viewing the response to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech before Congress Tuesday. Fifty-some Democratic members chose not to attend. Joe Biden arranged to be out of town, and Barack Obama let it be known that he didn't even have time to watch on television. But the House chamber was packed, the galleries were filled and Netanyahu was interrupted multiple times not only with applause but boisterous cheers. In negotiations with Iran, continued beyond two...
  • When Do Rules Not Apply?

    03/06/2015 4:49:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 6, 2015 | Erick Erickson
    Could the leaders in Washington please tell us which rules we are allowed to not follow? Please? This is getting confusing for the average American. Since 2005, the United States State Department has had very clear rules that employees cannot use personal email for official business. In 2011, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sent out an internal directive reminding State Department employees that they could not use personal email addresses for government business. Likewise, she removed a United States Ambassador for using personal email for government work. Now we are learning that prior to becoming Secretary of State in 2009,...
  • White House ‘determined to conceal its workings’: Columbia Journalism Review (This is news?)

    03/05/2015 3:10:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 4, 2015 | Douglas Earnst
    <p>A new study from the Columbia Journalism Review concludes that the Obama administration isn’t living up to its vow to be the most transparent White House in history.</p> <p>The study’s author, Susan Milligan, said the relationship between the president and the press is “more distant than it has been in a half-century” and that the White House makes reporters’ job “nearly impossible.”</p>
  • Dems Steal Tax Cuts from GOP?

    03/05/2015 1:55:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 5, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: From TheHill.com: "Democrats Launch Tax Offensive." The Democrats are now trying, because they see a Republican Party paralyzed, they see a Republican Party running the House and running the Senate which is doing nothing, the Democrat Party has decided to steal the tax cut issue from them. "Senate and House Democrats on Wednesday unveiled a package of tax cuts aimed at helping the middle class as part of a new political offensive against Republicans. Three members of the Senate Democratic leadership, Sens. Dick Durbin (Ill.), Charles Schumer (N.Y.) and Patty Murray (Wash.) are leading the effort 'to challenge Republicans...
  • Hillary, Abandoned (Long Article)

    03/05/2015 1:45:49 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 5, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: It just continues to amaze us. It just continues to bowl everybody over. It seems like the entire Drive-By Media and most of the Democrat Party is throwing Hillary Clinton under the bus, and over e-mail? When you think of everything else Hillary and her husband have done, and it's e-mail servers? There's more going on here inside the deep, dark crevices of the Democrat Party than we know, folks. There is much more to this than private e-mail domains and servers and not going through the State Department. That's not enough to cause all of this. Nowhere near...
  • Judge Napolitano's Fascinating Hillary Analysis

    03/05/2015 1:36:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 5, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Here's Judge Napolitano, who was on Fox last night, The Kelly File. Megyn Kelly asked the judge, "Is she in trouble legally?" NAPOLITANO: She's in a lot of trouble legally. If she retained on her personal e-mail account -- using the Clinton server at her home or near her home in Chappaqua, New York -- classified materials, classified documents, she arguably violated the same statute that General Petraeus has agreed that he will plead guilty to. KELLY: Mmm-hmm. NAPOLITANO: That's a misdemeanor. It's not a felony. KELLY: Mmm-hmm. NAPOLITANO: The other way that she's in trouble is a person...
  • Holder Vindicates Darren Wilson: "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" Never Happened

    03/05/2015 1:30:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 5, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Total vindication for Darren Wilson, the police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. The Department of Justice has released a massive report on this, and it is just devastating to the witnesses who lied about "Hands up, don't shoot." We knew at the time it didn't happen, and now none other than Eric Holder has made it official. "Hands up, don't shoot" didn't happen. Darren Wilson was entirely, totally justified in taking the action he took against the Gentle Giant. It is just overwhelming. And even with this, the attorney general still, after this massive admission of truth, and it must...
  • Does 'Joy of Cooking' Explain Logic of King v. Burwell?

    03/05/2015 11:01:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | March 4, 2015 | Sean Trade
    One of the frustrating things about reporting on the King v. Burwell litigation is the difficulty explaining some relatively complicated legal concepts to an audience of non-lawyers. Jonathan Cohn of Huffington Post has come up with a pretty good analogy, though I don’t think it works quite the way he thinks it does. First, to recapitulate the legalese. The Affordable Care Act works by mandating that people buy health insurance. To help ensure accessibility of that insurance, the statute creates exchanges where people can shop for policies. This is done in three sections of the law. Section 1311 mandates that...
  • Grading the Rubio-Lee Tax Reform Plan

    03/05/2015 8:29:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 5, 2015 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    In my 2012 primer on fundamental tax reform, I explained that the three biggest warts in the current system.1. High tax rates that penalize productive behavior.2. Pervasive double taxation that discourages saving and investment.3. Corrupt loopholes and cronyism that bribe people to make less productive choices.These problems all need to be addressed, but I also acknowledged additional concerns with the internal revenue code, such as worldwide taxation and erosion ofconstitutional freedoms an civil liberties.In a perfect world, we would shrink government to such a small size that there was no need for any sort of broad-based tax (remember, the United...
  • A Perfectly Awful Work Day

    03/05/2015 8:16:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 5, 2015 | Bob Goldman
    Let's be honest. There are not a lot of perfect people in the world. I can think of only two -- me and you. And, since we're being honest, I'm not so sure about you. If perfect people are as rare as hen's teeth, perfect workdays are as rare as dentures for hen's teeth. If you doubt me, read "This is the Ultimate Routine for a Perfect Work Day," a Harry Bradford article in The Huffington Post. As Bradford points out, it's a rare day when you experience a "monumental event," like "a promotion or a raise, or perhaps your...
  • The Greecification of Spanish Politics

    03/05/2015 8:11:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 5, 2015 | Mike Shedlock
    There's an excellent post on Keep Talking Greece this evening on the simmering feud between Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras and Spanish prime minister Minister Mariano Rajoy. Tsipras made a claim that Rajoy's plan is to "wear down, topple or bring our government to unconditional surrender before our work begins to bear fruit and before the Greek example affects other countries… And mainly before the elections in Spain. ... for obvious political reasons". Spanish foreign minister García Margallo, returned fire with a statement (a lie actually), that “Had Spain not given €32.744 billion to Greece, it could have increased the...
  • The Dubious Deal of the Century

    03/05/2015 7:54:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 5, 2015 | Cliff May
    Remember when President Obama’s spokesmen said that striking a bad deal with Iran would be worse than striking no deal at all, and that a good deal means Iran dismantles its nuclear weapons programs?At this point, it’s all but certain that Mr. Obama is prepared to accept a deal that will be dangerous for America and the West – and, yes, life-threatening for Israel. For Iran’s rulers, by contrast, it could be the deal of this young but already bloody century. Based on reports and leaks, the agreement now on offer will leave intact most of Iran's nuclear infrastructure, along...
  • When Two Boys Kissed on Primetime TV

    03/05/2015 7:28:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 98 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 5, 2015 | Michael Brown
    It has been called “The History-Making Gay Kiss,” as “The Fosters” TV show, which airs during prime time on the ABC Family network, featured the “Youngest Same-Sex TV Kiss Ever.” Yes, on a so-called “family friendly” network, two 13-year-old boys locked lips, and gay activists and their allies are celebrating the moment. GLAAD, formally known as the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, stated that, “ABC Family's 'The Fosters' breaks new ground with Jude and Connor kiss.” (For those who are not familiar with the show, Jude is raised by two lesbians, his adoptive parents.) Gabe Bergado, writing for the...
  • Cleaning Up the Boondoggles

    03/05/2015 7:20:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 5, 2015 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- Readers of this column are familiar with my argument that a conservative tide is sweeping the country, contrary to the mainstream media. In the off-year elections of 2010 and 2014, the gains made by conservatives have been substantial in governors' mansions and in state legislatures. To be sure, they have been substantial in Washington, too, at the House and Senate level, but I would argue that they have been more consequential at the state level. There, old conventions that have been in place since the left-wing 1960s are being heaved out, and a clamor of protest is being...
  • The Challenge: Your Personal Past

    03/05/2015 7:13:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 5, 2015 | Rebecca Hagelin
    Editor's note: This piece was co-authored by the author's daughter, Kristin Carey. How many of us have boxes or hard drives filled with pictures and home videos—those precious moments we captured on film because we wanted to always remember; yet we’ve rarely, if ever, looked back?How many of us have kept journals in which we’ve written prayers about our hopes and fears, but have never returned to see which were answered?You’ve left behind a paper trail of some sort as you’ve gone through life. And if you’re like most Americans, you’re probably actively collecting, adding bits and pieces as you...
  • Walker is Right: Trafficker Firings Affected Soviets

    03/05/2015 7:06:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 5, 2015 | Robert Charles
    Make no mistake, Scott Walker is right about Ronald Reagan’s firing of the air traffic controllers, and the sobering impact this one decision – a domestic policy decision – had on the thinking of Soviet leaders. In short, Reagan’s decisive domestic leadership sacred the Soviet Union, which was not accustomed to an American President doing exactly as he said he would do. This decision by Reagan, made against the counsel of some of his senior advisors, had enormous implications for the Soviet Union – and theirs leaders knew it. While Walker’s media critics disparage the comment and Reagan’s onetime Soviet...
  • Healing The Racial Divide Through Education

    03/05/2015 7:01:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 5, 2015 | Harry R. Jackson, Jr
    America’s racial composition is changing rapidly. In 2012, the Census Bureau predicted that whites would no longer be the majority group by 2043. This trend is already reshaping many states: during the 2000’s, California joined Texas, Hawaii and New Mexico as a state without a majority racial or ethnic group. These demographic shifts have exposed serious deficiencies in American education. African Americans and Latinos make up about 50 percent of California’s high school graduates but less than 17 percent of students in its public university system. According to the Pew Research Center, more blacks and Latinos are enrolling in college,...
  • Taylor Swift's Bad Investment

    03/05/2015 6:42:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 5, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    Pop star Taylor Swift has donated $50,000 to the New York City public school system. Swift, who was named the world's sixth most powerful celebrity by Forbes magazine, has commendably performed numerous acts of charity since moving into her $20 million Tribeca residence last year, including visits with sick children at Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. The age and cultural divide notwithstanding (she's 25, I'm not, and Elvis was my adolescent icon), I like Taylor Swift, but her money would have been better invested with much higher returns somewhere other than the dreadful New York City public schools, whose problems are...
  • Putin's Russia is a Gangster Regime

    03/05/2015 5:51:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 4, 2015 | Jeff Jacoby
    "I'm afraid Putin will kill me," Boris Nemtsov told a Russian website on February 10. He was dead before the month was out. The charismatic opposition leader, a former deputy prime minister under Boris Yeltsin, was assassinated in the heart of Moscow on Friday night as he walked over a bridge near Red Square, only yards from the Kremlin walls. The killing, it seems clear, was a professional hit. Nemtsov was shot four times in the back by gunmen who escaped in a precisely timed getaway car, the murder unrecorded by nearby security cameras, which were mysteriously turned off — all...
  • Ethanol: The GOP-Supported Rip-Off

    03/05/2015 5:44:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 5, 2015 | Larry Elder
    Can someone explain why the "party of limited government" continues, with a straight face, to support ethanol? Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa says about the heavily subsided product, "Everything about ethanol is good, good, good." Really? Really? Really? Supporters of ethanol -- which we make from corn -- say it reduces our dependence on foreign oil, is cheaper and aids the environment because it burns cleaner than non-blended fossil fuels. In 1996, The New York Times wrote: "At a time when Congress has been overhauling the nation's systems of agricultural subsidies, and public officials across the country have considered...
  • Hillary: A Life In The Shadows

    03/05/2015 5:23:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 5, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    We often hear about people who are “forced to live in the shadows.” They’re generally sweet, nourishing illegal aliens who can be found easily by everyone except the government employees whose job it is to enforce our immigrations laws. But the shadows have another, more powerful resident – Hillary Clinton. Our former secretary of state resides in the shadows too, only her shadows are the nooks and crannies between what is legal and what is not. It’s her home. It’s where she’s most comfortable. And it’s where she made her fortune. Hillary Clinton is not a new resident of the...
  • Arrogance or Inevitability

    03/05/2015 5:05:08 AM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | March 5, 2015 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Presidential candidates delay officially entering the race so they can raise money for PACs, avoid the media frenzy associated with being a declared candidate and get organized. The goal is to run below the radar, raise money and get strategically organized. This approach has not worked for the Democratic heir apparent Hillary Clinton. Yes, she is raising money; yes, she is organizing; but her name is not staying out of the fray. Two weeks ago the focus was on the Clinton Foundation, and donations made by foreign nationals and foreign governments to the foundation. "Foreign governments gave millions to foundation...
  • The Great, Amazing, Incomparable Stan Evans is Dead

    03/05/2015 4:42:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 4, 2015 | Ann Coulter
    "If and when Congress votes on a new immigration bill -- whatever the "triggers," timetables or other provisos -- the real issue to be decided will be the same as it has been from the beginning. That issue is whether the Republican Party, dazed from a daily pounding by the Washington press corps, will agree to commit political suicide by enfranchising 11 plus million illegal aliens on U.S. soil, the vast majority of whom will soon be casting Democratic ballots." So wrote the great M. Stanton Evans, who passed away on Tuesday. Having been at the forefront of the movement...
  • Regime to Justice Roberts: Catastrophe If You Rule Against Obamacare

    03/04/2015 6:31:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 110 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 4, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Here's how the Regime's doing it. The Regime and the Drive-Bys are trying to intimidate the court, trying to influence the court, trying to shape the court. Josh Earnest, press briefing at the White House today. A reporter said, "One of the justices this morning suggested the court could give states time to prepare for the impact if it decided to rule against the government in this case. I'm just wondering if you have any response to that, Josh. Would that be feasible? Just wait 'til next year for a decision like that to take effect?" EARNEST: It's important...
  • Left Takes Aim at Hillary Diane Rodham

    03/04/2015 1:44:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 4, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, I'm sitting here, and I am genuinely intrigued at what appears to be a firing squad being put together aimed at Hillary Diane Rodham, otherwise known as Hillary Rodham Clinton. That's her e-mail address at clintonemail.com, HDR, Hillary Diane Rodham. No mention, no relationship, no mention whatsoever of her husband, Bill. Hillarydianerodham22@clintonemail.com is her e-mail address. People are trying to figure out, "What does the 22 mean?" At any rate, it's stunning, the New York Times, the Associated Press, the New Republic, Politico, it is unprecedented. I'd never seen it, the Drive-By Media, the left-wing media,...
  • Millennials Don't Worship the Clintons

    03/04/2015 1:29:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 4, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Look here. New Republic. Now, the New Republic is under new management. The New Republic is owned by some Silicon Valley tech gazillionaire. My memory is sketchy on this. I don't remember the guy's name. I think he was one of Zuckerberg's founding partners in Facebook. He took his money, they either kicked him out or he left on his own. He's got a gay boyfriend that ran for Congress, lost, spent more money -- it was upstate New York. But, anyway, that's who runs the New Republic. And they got rid of everybody. The old guard is all...
  • Bibi for President!

    03/04/2015 10:45:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 4, 2015 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Wasn't that refreshing? Don't you wish we had Benjamin Netanyahu as president, instead of Obama? I took a sampling among my friends- all smart, educated business owners. Men of substance. Every one of them said if they had a choice, they'd choose Bibi over Obama for president…of the United States. The media will concentrate on the substance of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin (Bibi) Netanyahu's speech. But let's first look at the style. I am a business and motivational speaker who speaks all over the globe, often to audiences in the thousands. I understand communication, charisma, chutzpah and salesmanship. Bibi gets...
  • Pelosi: I Almost Cried During Netanyahu's Horribly Insulting Speech

    03/04/2015 10:31:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 74 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 4, 2015 | Guy Benson
    Allahpundit nails it: Faced with the dilemma of ticking off pro-Israel Democrats and donors versus ticking off her party's left-wing, hostile-to-Israel base, House Minority Nancy Pelosi decided to split the baby. She'd show up to Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to rebuff the "boycott" crowd (representing a sizable chunk of Congress' remaining Democrats), but she'd also cartoonishly flaunt her displeasure with the Prime Minister's message. Her angry theatrics were so ostentatious that reporters in the gallery couldn't help but take notice: Nancy Pelosi looks ENRAGED on the House floor. She shook her head and covered her eyes at one point.— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) March 3,...
  • How Stupid Is the Obama Administration?

    03/04/2015 9:40:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | March 4, 2015 | Michael Walsh
    In the Persian bazaar, it's always wise to count your fingers after the handshake. Or naive. Or, let’s face it, evil. It appears that we have an entire administration of expensively credentialed plutocrats, without the slightest clue how the world really works. Bibi Netanhayu gave his “good friend” John Kerry a hint yesterday when he referred to Iran as a “Persian bazaar,” where the hondeling is part of the fun and cheating is the name of the game. And now here come the Iranians to prove it! Iran rejected on Tuesday as “unacceptable” U.S. President Barack Obama’s demand that it...
  • Bibi's Speech Is the Dems' Box Canyon

    03/04/2015 7:06:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 4, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    Nancy Pelosi was near tears. After Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to Congress on Tuesday, the House minority leader sent out a press release informing the media, "I was near tears throughout the Prime Minister's speech -- saddened by the insult to the intelligence of the United States" and "saddened by the condescension toward our knowledge of the threat posed by Iran." Wags lampoon House Speaker John Boehner for getting teary-eyed too readily -- and rightly so. So why would the San Francisco Democrat outdo the GOP leader by announcing that she was getting all blubbery because she didn't...
  • Why Would an Ayatollah Build Secret Uranium-Enrichment Facilities?

    03/04/2015 6:59:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 4, 2015 | Terry Jeffrey
    Would Pope Francis build a secret uranium-enrichment facility? The question is absurd. But would Iran's Supreme Leader, Grand Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, build one? The answer: No, he has built at least two. On Sept. 25, 2009, during a G-20 summit in Pittsburgh, Obama, then-French President Nicolas Sarkozy and then-British Prime Minister Gordon Brown held a joint briefing. "We are here to announce that yesterday in Vienna, the United States, the United Kingdom, and France presented detailed evidence to the IAEA demonstrating that the Islamic Republic of Iran has been building a covert uranium enrichment facility near Qom for several years,"...
  • Message to Republicans — Motives Do Matter

    03/04/2015 6:17:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 4, 2015 | Bob Barr
    “I didn't intend to question President Obama's motives or the content of his heart,” former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani recently wrote in the Wall Street Journal. Giuliana made this startling statement in defense of his earlier observation that Obama does not truly “love America.” Not surprisingly, Giuliani’s criticism had pushed the Left to apoplectic fits. Obama’s defenders rushed to the aid of their Savior-in-Chief; characterizing Giuliani as a washed-up “has-been” taking cheap shots at the man he failed to beat in 2008. Less expected, however, were the droves of Republicans who jumped aboard the “motives-don’t-matter” bandwagon. While Giuliani’s initial...
  • It's Prime Time for Scott Walker, Whether He's Ready or Not

    03/04/2015 6:11:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 4, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    Any chef will tell you that you need great ingredients to pull off a great meal. Less discussed but just as true: You need to cook the ingredients in the right order. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has nearly all of the right ingredients to win the GOP nomination. He is popular among both anti-establishment activists and the big donors of the establishment. He has working-class appeal (desperately needed for the GOP), and he's battle-tested in his home state -- a state many believe the Republicans could finally pick off in a presidential election. The question is whether his timing is...