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  • Memorial Day 2015: An Open Letter to My Fellow Veterans of the Global War on Terror

    05/25/2015 11:17:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | May 25, 2015 | Steve Yen
    To my comrades, fellow veterans of the Global War on Terror (GWOT): on this Memorial Day I call you to action. Do not let others define our generation and our service. Define yourselves. In a time where victimhood is celebrated, where discourse is dominated by ineffectual and verbose liberal academics, and society led by inept deceivers – we alone showed the world for the seven years after 9/11/01 that America was the indisputable world super power and that darkness could never put out the light. To the contrary, the light would come with insurmountable power to punish its enemies. We...
  • Do Americans Really Want to Remember Their War Heroes?

    05/25/2015 10:21:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 25, 2015 | David Smith
    Do Americans really want to remember their war heroes? If by saying “remember,” we mean it in the same sense in which we remember things like the 2004 World Series, the television show Cheers, or the Ford administration, then sure, we can take some time to think of those who have given their lives in war. But in reality, Memorial Day ought to involve something more substantive than merely remembering. What the day really calls for is commemorating, but very little in our contemporary culture is particularly attuned to having the orientation toward history that would make this truly...
  • Memorial Day Is Anything But A Holiday

    05/25/2015 10:11:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 25, 2015 | Gretchen Hamel
    This Memorial Day, in-between the water balloon fights at the backyard BBQs and roasting of marshmallows around the camp fire, it's important to remember what this day is really about. Of course it is great if you are lucky enough get off from work to spend time with family. It the unofficial start of summer and for so many it's a day of fun and celebration. But the day also has a somber meaning that we as Americans just cannot ignore. It's a time to remember those brave men and women who fought and died in every American war. From...
  • Finding Redemption in the Josh Duggar Story

    05/25/2015 10:05:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 25, 2015 | Michael Brown
    I have no desire to pile on with more comments about Josh Duggar, who appears to be a very serious and committed Christian who has made no excuses for the sins of his youth and who deeply desires to make a positive impact for the Lord in the years ahead. I simply want to share some redemptive thoughts, supplementing some of the excellent statements made by others, including former governor Mike Huckabee and Southern Baptist leader Russell Moore. 1. Jesus really does change people. While critics of the Duggar family want to indict them (along with other, evangelical Christians, especially...
  • Memorial Day - 2015

    05/25/2015 9:56:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | May 25, 2015 | Rich Galen
    Editor's note: This is the 14th anniversary of this edition of Mullings which was first written for Memorial Day, 2001 - four months before 9/11. Our son, Reed, was a young member of the team in charge of President George W. Bush's visit to Arlington Memorial Cemetery on that day. We went to Arlington National Cemetery to attend the annual Memorial Day observance. The entrance to Arlington National Cemetery is directly across the Potomac River from the Lincoln Memorial. These two historical, mystical, sites are connected by the Memorial Bridge. At the entrance to the Cemetery there is a sign...
  • From Gateway Drug to VA Medicine

    05/25/2015 9:51:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 25, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    The Senate Appropriations Committee did something last week the Senate has never done; it passed a marijuana reform measure. It was the narrowest of proposals, an amendment co-authored by Sens. Steve Daines, R-Mont., and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., to a military spending bill that would prohibit the Department of Veterans Affairs from using federal money to prosecute doctors who recommend medical marijuana to veterans in states where the drug is legal. Last year, the House passed five measures that supported states' rights on marijuana. For its part, the Senate would not budge -- until Thursday. Twelve Democrats and four Republicans supported...
  • Lower Minimum Wage To $0

    05/25/2015 6:50:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 25, 2015 | Katie Kieffer
    If you love In-N-Out burgers and care about the workers who flip your burgers, then you should support a minimum wage of $0. Deep down, I know you’re tired of seeing actors jump up and down for TV cameras while waving professional signs that read: “McGreedy! McStingy! McPoverty!” or “McShame. McDonald’s. Raise That Wage.” You weren’t born yesterday. You doubt that these protestors come up with these slogans on their own or fashion them into makeshift signs with their own cardboard, sticks and markers. You suspect they were given signs and paid to wave them. Indeed, in recent protests, 84%...
  • Liberals Disgrace Memorial Day

    05/25/2015 4:44:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 25, 2015 | Kurt Schlichter
    As ISIS continues its orgy of rape and beheadings in Ramadi, perhaps our president could show a rare flash of dignity by simply slipping out the back door of the White House and down the road to the links instead of putting on his annual farce of “honoring” the sacred dead at Arlington. If he gave one half a damn about those who gave their lives for this country, the black flag wouldn’t be flying over the cities and towns purchased with the blood of so many valiant warriors. But Barack Obama, like the rest of the liberal elite, cares...
  • Worldwide Survey Of Litigation Trends Reveals Grim News For America

    05/24/2015 8:14:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 24, 2015 | Bob Jones
    Companies in the United States are now facing more than twice as much litigation as companies in other countries. That’s the disturbing finding of a survey recently conducted by the third-largest law firm in the world. The firm, Norton Rose Fulbright, which happens to be the largest law firm in the world based outside the US, conducted a poll of more than 800 corporate counsel representing companies across 26 countries, and the results are not good for American companies or the job seekers who would like to work for them. While the survey is performed to identify litigation trends across...
  • ‘Be Prepared’: ‘Gay’ Men with Boy Scouts in Tents

    05/24/2015 8:03:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 61 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 24, 2015 | Matt Barber
    I said it was coming. Many of us did. Two years ago this week the Boy Scouts of America voted to welcome into its ranks “open and avowed” homosexuality (boy-on-boy sexual attraction and behavior), thereby disavowing the “morally straight” Scout Oath its members are sworn to uphold. Shortly thereafter I warned, “In so doing, the [Boy Scouts of America (BSA)] effectively waived the only legal defense it once had to preclude openly homosexual Scout leaders and gender-confused girls from its ranks: religious and moral conviction. It’s only a matter of time until the BSA is forced to capitulate to sexual...
  • Harvard's Asian-American Quota

    05/24/2015 7:41:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 24, 2015 | Steve Chapman
    Asian-Americans are one of the nation's most astonishing success stories. In 1960, they accounted for less than 1 percent of the U.S. population but had a rich history of persecution -- from the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 to the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. Back then, no one could have imagined what lay ahead. Today, nearly 5 percent of Americans have Asian ancestry, tracing to countries from India to Japan. The Pew Research Center reports that they are "the highest-income, best-educated and fastest-growing racial group in the United States." They are overrepresented in fields like medicine, engineering...
  • What We Owe Our Troops

    05/24/2015 6:58:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 24, 2015 | Paul Jacob
    At some point on this Memorial Day weekend, stop a minute to remember all those Americans who have fallen in all the wars this nation has waged. And then, next, let’s contemplate what we ought do, if there is any action we might take, in memory of those who didn’t come home alive. There are indeed numerous charities caring for veterans and their families, which are worthy of support, should you have the time or money to contribute. But as citizens, we still owe something more to those who have given, as President Lincoln spoke at Gettysburg, “their last full...
  • America, Please Don’t Become Spain

    05/24/2015 6:42:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 24, 2015 | Bruce Bialosky
    Regular readers of my column know that after tax season is over my wife and I take off for a while and typically travel the world. We do not do tours or cruises as we want to be in amongst the locals to touch and feel what is going on wherever we are visiting. This year our trip was to Spain and Croatia with short stops in Milan and London. We also spent some time in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro. We started in Spain, a wonderful country we had not visited since 1987. There are many areas to visit...
  • If I Was A Black Man I Wouldn’t Fear White Devils -- I’d Fear Blacks

    05/24/2015 6:21:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 24, 2015 | Doug Giles
    If I was a black dude I wouldn’t be sweating getting offed by some pasty skinned white devil who listens to Cold Play and shops The Gap; or some buzz cut, “creepy-ass cracker” cop wearing Aviators. Why wouldn’t I sweat such Caucasians? Well … as a 52yr. old “black man” it’s primarily because of these six things: -- I’m not selling narcotics. -- I’m not carrying a switchblade. -- I’m not shaking down store clerks after they catch me stealing fists full of Swisher Sweets. -- I’m not beating the stuffing out of a cop after I dared him to...
  • President Hillary Kardashian

    05/24/2015 6:04:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 24, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    Let’s be honest: It is just an unfortunate fact that Hillary Clinton stands a good chance of becoming the next president of the United States. As unappealing as that prospect is, it’s true. It has nothing to do with policy – aside from being old enough, Hillary lacks any qualifications a nation should desire in a leader. It has everything to do with celebrity, and the Clintons are the political Kardashians. Aside from making millions upon millions of dollars, what do the Kardashians do? Yes, they have businesses now, but they’re all based on, and sell, the celebrity they have....
  • EPA Plan to Ban Coal Hits Major Roadblock

    05/23/2015 6:36:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 23, 2015 | Phil Kerpen
    The EPA proposal to impose a de facto ban on new coal-fired power plants received more than two million comments from the public - but it looks like it was just one five-page comment from the Energy and Environment Legal Institute (E&E Legal) that sent EPA scrambling back to the drawing board. The draft rule mandated the use of so-called carbon capture and storage, a technology that would inject carbon dioxide underground but which has so far proved to be little more than a white elephant experiment. To mandate this technology, the law required the EPA to prove it...
  • Justice for Freddie Gray

    05/23/2015 6:17:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 23, 2015 | Linda Chavez
    A Baltimore grand jury handed down indictments against six police officers Thursday in the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody, the latest chapter in a saga that captured national attention when riots erupted last month following Gray's funeral. Gray's death doesn't lend itself easily to simplistic racial explanations, which were seized upon in other highly publicized deaths of black men in police custody over the past year, including the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and Eric Garner in New York City. Three of the accused officers are white; three are black. Five are men, and one...
  • Free The Students

    05/23/2015 4:56:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 23, 2015 | John C. Goodman
    The May 3 assault on a Muhammad cartoon contest in Garland, Texas, prompted much discussion about the assailants' connections to the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, ISIL, and Daesh. Did ISIS run them as agents? Are they part of a new network of terror in the West? There is no domestic policy issue more important than the need to liberate America’s children from monopoly school systems that are not meeting their needs. Sometimes the issue is framed as “school choice.” But that term is misleading. The vast majority of parents are already participating in a system of school choice....
  • School Bans Jesus, Bible From Child's Assignment

    05/23/2015 4:46:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    Mackenzie Fraiser is 12-years-old. She’s a sixth grader at Somerset Academy, a charter school in North Las Vegas, Nevada. Mackenzie is also a Christian. In February, she was instructed by her technology teacher to create a PowerPoint demonstration about her life. One of the requirements was to include a slide with an inspirational message. So Mackenzie decided to use a Bible verse – specifically John 3:16. That familiar passage reads: “For God so loved the world that He gave his only Son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.” But the teacher had a problem...
  • What Liberals Can Learn About How To Succeed At Life From Female UFC Champ Ronda Rousey

    05/23/2015 4:40:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 23, 2015 | John Hawkins
    “People love the idea of winning an Olympic medal or a world title. But what few people realize is that pretty much every second leading up to the actual win is uncomfortable, painful, and impossibly daunting—physically and mentally. Most people focus on the wrong thing: They focus on the result, not the process. The process is the sacrifice; it is all the hard parts—the sweat, the pain, the tears, the losses. You make the sacrifices anyway. You learn to enjoy them, or at least embrace them. In the end, it is the sacrifices that must fulfill you.” – Ronda Rousey...
  • Internal emails show Clinton got detailed intel on 'planned' Benghazi hit

    05/22/2015 3:35:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | May 22, 2015
    WASHINGTON – Internal State Department emails in the aftermath of the Benghazi terror attack show then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton received detailed information indicating the strike was planned by well-trained fighters, yet her office continued to push the narrative days later that it began "spontaneously." The messages were among 296 emails released Friday by the State Department, in the first batch of emails to be made public from Clinton's tenure as secretary of state. Totaling 896 pages, the emails show a series of Libya dispatches Clinton received from a confidant, as well as the barrage of messages among her and...
  • There Is No Such Thing as Unbiased Journalism, So Let's Stop Pretending

    05/22/2015 1:31:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2015 | David Harsanyi
    If you're an intellectually curious person -- and if you're a journalist, let's assume that you are -- you are likely to have embraced a number of notions about how the world works, how it should work and who should be running it. This is natural. It's inevitable, then, that most journalists have formed some opinions about partisan politics. It's unrealistic to expect that even the most conscientious journalist can wholly divorce his or her professional work from his or her philosophical positions. And even if that person were to put forth the sincerest effort possible, biases are likely to...
  • The Drive-Bys Are Obsessed with Hillary Because They're Worried About Hillary

    05/22/2015 1:23:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 22, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Okay, folks, a little heads-up here: There's gonna be a document dump. The State Department is scheduled to do another patented Friday evening document dump today, and what they're gonna release is 850 or so Hillary Clinton e-mails that are related to Benghazi. Never mind -- you're not supposed to remember -- that Hillary Clinton claimed she never did any official business using her private e-mail account. You're not supposed to remember that. Because today we're gonna get 850 Hillary e-mails from her private server related to Benghazi. So typical of the Clintons, so typical of the Democrat Party,...
  • The Killing of Free Speech

    05/22/2015 1:17:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2015 | Suzanne Fields
    Do blondes really have more fun? That's a question often thrown at a serious woman with brainy gray matter under her golden tresses. The popular perception that blondes paid for those tresses with diminished intellectual power remains pervasive in the culture. (You could Google it.) But it's specifically used as a cudgel by the left if a particular blonde is a conservative. These critics increasingly employ a variation on the theme to disparage any good-looking blonde you're likely to find on one specific network. (Guess which one.) "So pervasive is the smear that all the female commentators and anchors on...
  • Wi-Fi Doctor Turns Up on Fox & Friends

    05/22/2015 1:05:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, you know, as sure as I called it, I'm telling you, remember the story we had yesterday on the Wi-Fi? A supposed doctor -- he's a doctor of environmental science -- has released his results from surveys or research or whatever that 5% of the population is susceptible to Wi-Fi sickness. And if you were here yesterday I spent a little bit of time on this 'cause I saw it was a lead item on Drudge, and I said, "I know what that means. Here we go." A totally manufactured new illness to create panic and...
  • Little Girl’s Temper Tantrum at the White House Leaves President Obama Speechless

    05/22/2015 1:01:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 115 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 22, 2015 | Esther Crain
    It’s awkward enough when your toddler goes into meltdown mode in a crowded store or on an airplane; the dirty looks and side eye from strangers can be pretty unnerving. But what do you do when the crying fit happens in the White House in front of the President and First Lady of the United States?
  • Meet the Bill Maher From the Right Who is Changing Entertainment

    05/22/2015 9:34:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2015 | Rachel Alexander
    Conservatives frequently complain there are not enough of us in show business, but that may be because they are overlooking some of their top talent. Evan Sayet, a former mainstream stand-up comic and writer for comedians like Bill Maher, has hosted The Right to Laugh for years, the longest running conservative commentary show in America. He is taking his show on tour around the country this year, with stops in Phoenix, Chicago, Boston and New York. Rush Limbaugh, Dennis Miller, Larry Elder and Dennis Prager all call him "brilliant." Hugh Hewitt describes him this way, “There’s funny, there’s VERY funny...
  • War is a Four-Letter Word Spelled I-R-A-N

    05/22/2015 9:22:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2015 | Ken Blackwell
    House Foreign Relations Chairman Ed Royce (R-Calif.) recently briefed members of the Israel Allies Caucus on Capitol Hill. He spoke to supporters about Iran. Leading off with a question from decades ago: "What distinguishes the United States' nuclear missile arsenal from that of the Soviet Union?" That question was asked of President John F. Kennedy. And that young President answered succinctly: Attitude. Exactly right. The attitude of the United States is not one of dominance and aggression, whereas that of the USSR was undeniably so. President Kennedy had only to point to the Berlin Wall--a ugly spike driven through the heart of...
  • Can Republican Men Criticize Hillary?

    05/22/2015 9:11:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2015 | Mona Charen
    Carly Fiorina is articulate, thoughtful and accomplished. For those who keep track of such things, she was the first woman to lead a Fortune 50 business, and she ran a credible, if unsuccessful, campaign for a U.S. senate seat from California. In the early going of the race for the Republican presidential nomination, she is receiving enthusiastic responses from Republican audiences. Though I've long been skeptical of non-politicians running for president of the United States, I'm open to the possibility that she has what it takes -- but only if the premise is that she is offering something besides estrogen....
  • A Smorgasbord of Head-shakers

    05/22/2015 9:03:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    Other than about a billion things, I'm feeling pretty upbeat about the current state of our nation under the leadership of those whose worldview and priorities I simply cannot fathom. I would prefer not to be negative -- even less so to be pessimistic and, still less, cynical -- but current trends warrant serious concern. In the end, it's not negative, pessimistic or cynical to point out egregious conditions, especially if your aim is to alert your fellow citizens to the gravity of the problems and help ignite conditions that would put in place a plan to reverse this insanity....
  • Will Accomplishment Deficit be Hillary's Undoing?

    05/22/2015 8:18:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    There are plenty of reasons to believe 2016 will be a very ugly election year. Here's one more. Bloomberg Politics convened a focus group of Iowa Democrats. Nearly all loved Hillary. "She's a bad mama-jama," said one female participant. Bad mama-jama is good, by the way. The woman explained that Clinton is "not afraid to step up" or "afraid to say, 'No. I don't want to do it that way. I'm going to do it this way.'" Another participant insisted that Clinton is a "better woman than I am" -- a great standard for selecting a president, to be sure...
  • The 'Science' of Sex Education

    05/22/2015 5:03:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    There's no classroom experience the libertine supports more mightily than "sex education." They have struggled to banish even a whisper of a religious worldview from the classroom. Only the secular and "science-based" ideology is allowed. The Daily Beast website recently celebrated a San Francisco ruling: "Hero Judge Rules Abstinence-Only Sex Ed Is Illegal." Judge Donald Black ruled "access to medically and socially appropriate sexual education is an important public right," and that one district had provided "medically inaccurate information," like the notion that sexual abstinence prevents pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease. Do the guardians of "science" -- like the happy...
  • Can Hillary Clinton Reverse the Six-Year Decline in Democratic Turnout?

    05/22/2015 4:50:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2015 | Michael Barone
    Bill Clinton won the presidency in 1992 by running as a different kind of Democrat from previous nominees. Hillary Clinton, Anne Gearan of The Washington Post reports, is hoping to win the presidency in 2016 by running as the same kind of Democrat as the current incumbent. There's a certain logic in that. President Obama did win twice, while the five pre-Clinton Democratic nominees lost five of the six previous elections. But maybe it's too logical. There's also magic to presidential elections, something no arithmetic formula can capture. It's not clear that a 69-year-old Hillary Clinton in 2016 can inspire...
  • Key to Changing Hearts And Minds: Don't Lie or Bully

    05/22/2015 4:44:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2015 | S.E Cupp
    More Americans than ever before -- a record-high of 60 percent, according to Gallup this week -- support gay marriage. But in the wake of a new scandal rocking the academic world, it's a good time to remind partisans and activists that the ends don't always justify the means. This week it was revealed that a highly publicized study -- celebrated by many in the media as "groundbreaking" -- was actually faked. UCLA grad student Michael LaCour and Columbia professor Donald Green purported to show that a 20-minute conversation with a gay person made people more supportive of gay marriage....
  • Elian Gonzalez at 21

    05/22/2015 4:38:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2015 | Mark Davis
    The recent surrender of America’s tough line against Cuban communism got me to thinking about various moments in Cuban-American history. Not long ago, I noted the 21st birthday of Elian Gonzalez, the boy returned to his father in Cuba after his mother died in a 1999 attempt to bring him to America in a small aluminum boat. The talk-show wars were furious during that winter and spring of fifteen years ago. I explained to callers that I shared their wish for Elian to grow up in America, and their lament at the prospect of returning him to the communist dictatorship...
  • Community Builders

    05/22/2015 4:33:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2015 | Erick Erickson
    In Genesis 2:18, God says, "It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him." Thus, he creates the woman, making mankind male and female. Whether one takes the story of Genesis literally, as I do, or as a metaphor, the essential point is clear and objectively true. Mankind is a relational being and requires community and companionship. The actions of the individual affect the community. The point was made clear in 1624 when John Donne wrote his Meditation XVII and the line "no man is an island" flowed from his...
  • How Obama Radically Transformed America's Patent System

    05/22/2015 4:28:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    Patent law is not something most Americans are passionate about or have ever contemplated -- which is exactly why the Obama White House and Congress got away with making radical changes to our time-tested traditions of protecting the fruits of entrepreneurial inventors' labor. It's yet another progressive horror story of abandoning what works in the name of what's politically trendy. For left-wing saboteurs and their Big Business GOP enablers, this means throwing our unique patent system and its constitutional underpinnings under an 18-wheeler. So-called "patent reform" proposals continue to plague Capitol Hill. But like health care "reform" and education "reform,"...
  • Wi-Fi Sickness Sweeps the Nation

    05/21/2015 6:14:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 69 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 21, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: You ready for this one? This was the lead story, it still is the lead story at the Drudge Report. CBS News New York, Eyeball News 2. "Woman Says Her Wi-Fi Connection Is Making Her Sick." Now, this is one of those stories, see the headline, you might read the first paragraph. And you think, okay, here comes another kook. She may be, probably is, but that doesn't mean that this story's gonna go away and die. I mean, look where you cannot smoke now if you're a smoker because people claiming to be 300 feet away from you...
  • Clueless Democrats Can't Name a Single Hillary Accomplishment --

    05/21/2015 3:41:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 21, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Bloomberg TV's John Heilemann and what's his name, Mark Halperin, put together a focus group in Iowa for their television show, With All Due Respect. It's just a bunch of people in Iowa. Not a single one of them, when asked, could name a single achievement of Hillary Clinton when she was secretary of state. It was Democrat voters. It was Iowa Democrat voters. They were there in this focus group to discuss Hillary's prospects for winning the presidency in 2016. These people are asked, "What did she accomplish that you consider significant as secretary of state?" and not...
  • Have You Seen What's Happening in Ferguson and Baltimore?

    05/21/2015 3:15:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 21, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Look at this. "Michael Brown Memorial to be Replaced With Plaque." This is the Gentle Giant in Ferguson, Missouri. They had a memorial there for the guy. Look, look, wait, now. We've gotta be very, very tiptoe on this one. The Gentle Giant, who robbed a convenience store for Swisher Sweets 'cause he wanted to roll some blunts, while walking down the middle of the street, eagerly thinking about his upcoming college days, was gunned down in cold blood with his hands up running away while the cop shot him in the back. I know that's not how it...
  • Barack Obama: Comic Genius

    05/21/2015 3:09:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 21, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: And speaking of comedy -- no, no, not the Letterman show. Obama. Commencement speech, the Coast Guard. It's flat-out embarrassing. It's uproariously funny. By the way, have you heard that ISIS now controls more than half of Syria? More than half of Syria, ISIS now controls. We can add Libya to it pretty soon. We got Iraq on their way to Baghdad. And there's Obama. Greetings, my friends, great to have you, and Rush Limbaugh, behind the Golden EIB Microphone. More broadcast excellence as you've come to know, love, and expect here. 800-282-2882 if you want to be on...
  • 51 Percent Of Democrats Pretty Much Want To Destroy The First Amendment

    05/21/2015 3:01:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 21, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    So, National Review’s Charlie Cooke found an interesting poll showing that a majority of Democrats–and a substantial proportion of Republicans–want to upend the foundation of First Amendment law in the United States. They want to criminalize so-called hate speech. Nevertheless, 60 percent of Americans say that it’s “okay” publish Muhammad cartoons, and over 70 percent approve of our right to offend. So, what’s going on here? Party affiliation is the only place where we see a majority for making hate speech a crime. That honor is awarded to the Democrats, where 51 percent agree with that sentiment, according to a YouGov poll. Yet, 37...
  • We Made the Right Decision to Invade Iraq

    05/21/2015 2:56:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 21, 2015 | Mark Nuckols
    The U.S. was absolutely right to invade and conquer Iraq in 2003. It suddenly has become a stock question to ask candidates for the Republican Presidential nomination a seemingly simple question: would you have invaded Iraq in 2003, knowing then what we know now? And most of them have fumbled badly. And the usual liberal suspects are jabbering away about how the war was based on a bunch of lies and utterly unjustified. Let me explain the proper and most sensible answer to this question. I have always been surprised that nobody seems to see the crucial importance of...
  • Our Crazy Treatment of the Mentally Ill

    05/21/2015 2:47:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 21, 2015 | Steve Chapman
    A Bronx man died in police custody last week after police responded to a 911 call. An Iraq combat veteran in El Paso, Texas, serving a two-day DWI sentence died after being subdued by guards. A woman died after being Tasered by sheriff's deputies in a Fairfax, Va., cell. What they had in common, besides expiring abruptly while in the hands of law enforcement officers, is mental illness. Denis Reyes was afflicted by bipolar disorder. James Brown reported being diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. Natasha McKenna had a history of schizophrenia. We used to warehouse the mentally ill in overcrowded,...
  • Prince Charles' Defense of the Patagonian Toothfish and More

    05/21/2015 2:40:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 21, 2015 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- Last week, Prince Charles, in all likelihood the next monarch of Great Britain, suffered a defeat. For 10 years he and his aides have resisted a concerted effort to make public certain letters written by him and sent to Prime Minister Tony Blair and several of his ministers. The British newspaper, The Guardian, had sought the letters -- 27 written in 2004 and 2005 -- under a Freedom of Information Act inquiry. Now Britain's Supreme Court has ordered that the letters be released to the public. So this is one the royals lost and the anti-monarchists at The...
  • The False God of Politics

    05/21/2015 11:57:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 21, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    If you visit Mount Olympus, you will see scores of crumbling statues to false gods once worshipped by ancient Greeks. The same is true in Rome, where statues of political gods, notably those named Caesar, lay in ruins. We are more sophisticated today. Moderns don't bow to Zeus. Many of us, though, put our faith in the false god of politics, despite its track record of not being able to achieve all of the things we project upon it. The late comedian George Carlin may have put the blame for this where it belongs: "Never underestimate the power of stupid...
  • Black Racism Fatigue Will Hurt Democrats in 2016

    05/21/2015 11:07:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 21, 2015 | Carl Jackson
    Conservatives say "you can be somebody." Liberals say "you should hate somebody." The latter mentality is exactly what we've seen play out in Ferguson and Baltimore. Black riots, dead cops at the hands of black youths, thugs memorialized as heroes and our first lady who's grown up privileged, gives a speech at Tuskegee University in front of more privileged blacks as if she just dried off after being hosed down by Democrat Bull Connor. Give me a break! Students who are inheriting a post-civil rights America have been conditioned to believe they're getting a pre-civil rights America thanks to our...
  • What If We Didn't Have a Constitution?

    05/21/2015 11:03:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 21, 2015 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    What if we didn't have a Constitution? What if the government were elected by custom and tradition, but not by law? What if election procedures and official titles and government responsibilities merely followed those that preceded them, and not because any of this was compelled by law, but because that's what folks came to expect? What if those elected to office, and those appointed to it, as well, took oaths to uphold the Constitution? What if those who took the oaths promised fidelity to the Constitution? What if the Constitution declares itself to be the supreme law of the land?...
  • Iraq and the White House Time Machine

    05/21/2015 10:57:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 21, 2015 | Jeff Jacoby
    EVERYONE HAD a field day with Jeb Bush's mishandling of the Iraq question Megyn Kelly posed during a TV interview last week: "Knowing what we know now, would you have authorized the invasion?" Over the course of several days, Bush's answer switched from a firm yes ("I would have") to a firm no ("I would not have gone into Iraq"). Other GOP presidential hopefuls, quick to exploit Bush's fumble, quickly declared that in hindsight they wouldn't have gone to war. Obviously there will be no do-over of the Iraq war authorization; the next president can't hop a time machine back...
  • George Clintonopoulos!

    05/21/2015 5:35:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 21, 2015 | Larry Elder
    What took so long? The question isn't whether George Stephanopoulos compromised his credentials as a "journalist" by failing to reveal his donations to the Clinton Foundation. The question is why, immediately after Stephanopoulos left the Clinton administration, ABC hired this partisan in the first place. In 1996, when ABC hired him, the initial press release said he would "serve both as a political analyst and as a correspondent." The "correspondent" role caused such an uproar -- even in liberal mainstream media -- that a few days later ABC quickly retreated: "I don't know how that got into the press release,"...