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  • The Kind of Stories We Used to Find Funny But Now Have to Take Seriously

    06/30/2016 3:16:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Rush ^ | June 30, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: There are a couple of stories here that, in the old days we would do these and have a great yuk and a great laugh about them, thinking everybody else would also find them funny and laughable, not realizing that a decent size of the population would be identifying with the subject matter and angered by it or in support of it. So we haven't stopped reporting this kind of stuff, but I have changed my attitude about it, realizing now that a decent number of people who hear it are going to not think it's funny,...
  • Amanpour vs. Hannan on CNN -- Whatever It Was, It Wasn't an Interview

    06/30/2016 2:47:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Rush ^ | June 30, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I saw, I couldn't hear it, and it was 'cause it was a computer video. It's not YouTube. I don't know what it was, but if they're not captioned, I can't hear 'em, and there was no way, and this was not captioned. Even if it had been captioned they couldn't have kept up with this. Christiane Amanpour was supposedly interviewing Daniel Hannan. He's the very conservative -- we love the guy -- member of the Parliament in Great Britain, and she was interviewing him about the Brexit vote and it was not an interview. It was...
  • Kerry Reveals Left's Plan to Undo Brexit (And They'll Do the Same If Trump Wins)

    06/30/2016 2:23:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Rush ^ | June 30, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Here's a story from the Daily Signal. Let me give you the headline of this: "Obama Administration's Goal Is to Undermine Brexit Vote." How do we know this? Well, let me give you a pull quote from the story. "On Tuesday --" that be two days ago "-- secretary of state John Kerry," who served in Vietnam, "was speaking at the Aspen Ideas Festival." Can you imagine what a good time that is? A bunch of people like John Kerry showing up talking about ideas. At the Aspen Ideas Festival, Kerry "was asked if Britain’s decision could...
  • What I Think Bill Told Loretta

    06/30/2016 12:49:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Rush ^ | June 30, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Well, we're gonna kick off today with competing polling data. We have a surprise visit by Bill Clinton to the attorney general in a private plane on the tarmac at Phoenix. If it hadn't been for a local Phoenix ABC affiliate, we wouldn't know that it had happened. We got Obama going off on Trump in a rant supposedly against populism and so forth. And Jake Tapper, CNN, actually described it as Trump living rent free in Obama's head. So yet again, ladies and gentlemen, another unique usage of language started on this program finding its way...
  • Why Dems Try to Break Black Hearts and Only Trump Can Fix It

    06/30/2016 11:01:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 30, 2016 | Karin McQuillan
    This election cycle is dominated by Democrat race-baiting as usual. Trump’s massively popular nationalist platform to stop illegal immigration and suspend Muslim immigration is labeled racist. What is new are perfidious Republican leaders and pundits rushing to join Democrats in their false accusation against Trump. Democrats have called every Presidential candidate for decades racist. They have to. Telling blacks that Republicans wish them ill keeps Democrats in power. They don’t care about the damage they are doing to the country and to black lives. Blacks are cannon fodder in the Democrat war for power. There is something profoundly depressing and...
  • Good Without God? Not in the Long Run

    06/30/2016 10:49:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | June 30, 2016 | Jerry Newcombe
    I see regularly the slogan from the American Humanists Association: “Good Without God.” And I think….well, maybe for a while, one can be good (before men). But only because they piggyback on the Judeo-Christian values they may have imbibed. After a while, it all fades away. The reality of that fading away now hits us daily in the news. There’s not a week that goes by without some new report of violence and mayhem. Some attacks are worse than others. Just recently, the UK’s Daily Mail referred to “lawless Paris,” in an attack on innocent people, including tourists. Their sensational...
  • Donald Trump vs. CNN: Score One for Donald

    06/30/2016 10:38:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | June 30, 2016 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- I see that CNN is calling upon the good offices of Mr. Potato Head to refute Donald Trump's evisceration of Hillary Clinton in his speech last Wednesday. Mr. Potato Head is very indignant that Peter Schweizer has written a book, "Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich," demonstrating that a pattern of corruption exists in the relationship between The Clinton Foundation and the Clinton State Department. He says that pattern of corruption does not establish the Clintons' guilt. Well, an author can only do so much....
  • On Trade, Trump Is an Encyclopedia of Error (Enormous Barf Alert!!!)

    06/30/2016 8:53:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies ^ | June 30, 2016 | Steve Chapman
    Donald Trump is not a professor, but for years he will be yielding insights to every student of economics. His Tuesday address on trade did a masterful job of combining antiquated fallacies with misinformation and ignorance to create an encyclopedia of error. Instructors have never had so much free help constructing their lesson plans. The vision Trump conjures is one of alluring simplicity. He promises to achieve "economic independence" by abandoning globalization, instead using American workers to produce American goods. This change, he said, would "create massive numbers of jobs" and "make America wealthy again." It's a scam, skillfully pitched...
  • Catfish, the Other Cronyism Meat?

    06/30/2016 8:44:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies ^ | June 30, 2016 | Veronique de Rugy
    Cronyism is the ugly marriage between special interest groups and politicians, which results in an abuse of the government's power to grant special privileges to a few winners -- for example, unfairly preventing competition or doling out subsidies and bailouts at the expense of taxpayers. Though cronyism is always outrageous, the way cronies go about achieving their goals is sometimes oddly funny. Case in point: the government's changing the definition of catfish to classify the fish as -- wait for it -- meat, not seafood. As Patrick Mustain reports in Scientific American, Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., included an amendment in...
  • Do Fringe Green Activists Want to Ban Energy Sanity from Democrat Platform?

    06/30/2016 8:19:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | June 30, 2016 | Calvin Beisner
    It would seem that fringe environmentalists want a total ban on sanity in 2016. The Democratic Party Platform was decidedly “green” and left-of center when it came to energy issues back in 2012, but at least it took a pragmatic “all-of-the-above” approach to developing America’s energy resources. Since then, oil and natural gas production helped lead the nation in creating jobs and greater energy security. If green groups funded by billionaire Tom Steyer’s largess have their way, that reasonable approach will disappear from the 2016 Democratic Party platform. At platform committee meetings, fringe elements’ strident demands, including a plank calling...
  • Ardent Americanism

    06/30/2016 7:57:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin ^ | June 30, 2016 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    ATLANTA -- The Fourth of July brings to mind American Flags, parades, fireworks, BBQ and, where I live, country music. If you are like me, the opening notes of the national anthem cause you to stand up, place your hand over your heart and look around for a United States flag. Tears well in your eyes, your chest swells and you are thankful to be an American. If the national anthem is followed by a rendition of Lee Greenwoods' "God Bless the USA," it can lead to swaying en masse, group hugs and tears streaming down your face. We declared...
  • Run, Don’t Walk to the Nearest Brexit

    06/30/2016 7:33:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | June 30, 2016 | Ken Blackwell
    When the people of Great Britain decided to leave the European Union it energized populist movements around the globe. Some Americans wonder if Brexit previews a Donald Trump presidency. The presumptive Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, is playing up the possibility. “Donald Trump might win—send money” is her new message. In fact, he might win. Anything is possible in American politics. He’s been able to connect with white, working class, secular voters who until now remained Democratic or stayed home. But the success of “Brexit” offers no guarantees. There are many differences between the United Kingdom and America. There’s also the...
  • The Embrace of Socialism -- Despite Its Track Record

    06/30/2016 6:53:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | June 30 | Larry Elder
    One of life's enduring mysteries is why the left -- against overwhelming evidence to the contrary -- insists on more taxation, more government spending and more government control over the private sector. Europe's socialism has, over the last several decades, generated few private sector jobs and lags in growth when compared to the United States with its comparatively lighter hand of government. What does it take to show that, good intentions aside, government bureaucrats cannot spend money as efficiently and as effectively as the people who produce the money? The most recent example is Venezuela. Hugo Chavez's handpicked successor now...
  • Martin Luther King’s ‘Dream’ Is Being Murdered While Progressives Cheer

    06/30/2016 4:52:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | June 30, 2016 | Derek Hunter
    Martin Luther King Jr.’s “dream” is dying. It’s not dying of old age or fading away because we’ve moved past it. It’s being choked to death slowly with plans to dump it in the bay. The Klan would love to claim responsibility, but it can’t. It is self-declared “social justice warriors” who are tightening their grip. The level of stupidity of the American progressive left knows no bounds. The sloppiest drunks will hit bottom and pick themselves up, but social justice warriors defy physics by continually sinking lower. On Sunday, Black Entertainment Television held its annual awards show, during which...
  • Did Obama White House bully anti-Muslim preacher?

    06/30/2016 4:41:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Fox ^ | June 29, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    There was a troubling item tucked deep inside the House Republican’s Benghazi report on Tuesday. It involves Terry Jones -- the Florida preacher who has an affinity for burning the Koran. According to the report -- the White House directed Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Martin Dempsey, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs to call Preacher Jones. There were also discussions that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton might “issue another statement to distance the United States from the Pastor Jones video.” It was one of several action items involving the Obama administration’s efforts to blame the attack on a...
  • Dr. Frankenstein Elites Created Populist Monsters

    06/30/2016 4:30:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | June 30, 2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Following the Brexit, Europe may witness even more plebiscites against the undemocratic European Union throughout the continent. The furor of ignored Europeans against their union is not just directed against rich and powerful government elites per se, or against the flood of mostly young male migrants from the war-torn Middle East. The rage also arises from the hypocrisy of a governing elite that never seems to be subject to the ramifications of its own top-down policies. The bureaucratic class that runs Europe from Brussels and Strasbourg too often lectures European voters on climate change, immigration, politically correct attitudes about diversity,...
  • The Wal-Mart Rule

    06/30/2016 4:17:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 70 replies ^ | June 30, 2016 | Mike Adams
    As a conservative criminologist, I get a lot of questions about gun ownership. People often ask me how to go about building a good firearm collection just in case things start to go south quickly. I usually respond by telling them to follow the Wal-Mart rule. It is probably the best way to make sure you are prepared when the republic finally disintegrates into utter lawlessness. The Wal-Mart rule involves three basic steps.The first step is accomplished by taking a trip to Wal-Mart to find out what kinds of ammunition they normally stock. I went to the local Wal-Mart in...
  • You Voters Have Let Us Down Again. Stupid Democracy! (Satire)

    06/30/2016 4:09:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | June 30, 2016 | Kurt Schlichter
    I don’t understand it! We super smart folks responsible for making the modern world a wonderland of peace, love, and flowers have told regular people, again and again:  “You’re stupid and you’re racist and you need to sit silently and do what we, your superiors in every way, command.” Yet they totally haven’t listened.What the hell is wrong with these people? You just can’t reason with these slack-jawed, Jesus-loving morons in the rational, dispassionate way people like us prefer! They are impervious to logical, evidence-based arguments regarding their utter unfitness to determine the course of their own lives and to...
  • Scrambling Liberals Don't Know Who to Blame for the Istanbul Airport Attack

    06/29/2016 4:58:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Rush ^ | June 29, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, you realize this attack in Turkey at the Ataturk airport -- by the way, Ataturk is the guy Turkey was named after. He was a big, big, powerful, mean dude, something like Frank Ataturk. I don't know what his first name was. Anyway, do you know that the guy that runs Turkey now, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, although it's not pronounced that way. I've only heard Erdogan pronounced correctly once, and I don't remember how. The guy has practically implemented Sharia law throughout Turkey. This is the point. And if he hasn't completed it yet, that's the...
  • WaPo Responds to Me, Tells Us Why Apes Aren't Evolving Into Humans

    06/29/2016 1:56:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Rush ^ | June 29, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, you may not remember this. Well, you'll remember the thrust of this. Not long ago, a gorilla made friends with... How old was the boy that fell in, 10? (interruption) Oh, that's right, 2 or 3 years old. A little boy with his mom at the Cincinnati Zoo fell into the gorilla enclosure. img src=> And Harambe -- the gorilla in residence, the head honcho for 17 years -- "made friends with the little boy", dragging him through the moat and basically protecting him. This is the story we got from the crowd. But...
  • You're Going to Be Hearing This Soon: Conservatives Make Gays Unhealthy

    06/29/2016 1:38:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Rush ^ | June 29, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: From Yahoo News, try this headline: "Survey Finds Excess Health Problems in Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals -- Gay, lesbian and bisexual individuals reported more health problems than straight men and women, in a large US survey. For the first time since its launch in 1957, the National Health Interview Survey in 2013 and 2014 included a question about sexual orientation. With nearly 69,000 participants --" Are you kidding me? Sixty-nine. (laughing) I missed that when I originally read the story. "With nearly 69,000 participants, the survey revealed that lesbian, gay and bisexual adults 'were more likely to report...
  • There's a High Probability Nate Silver Is Wrong Again About Donald Trump

    06/29/2016 1:13:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Rush ^ | June 29, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: If I've had one person send it to me I've had five people send me this idea that Nate Silver is out predicting that Trump doesn't have a chance to win the presidency. Have you seen this, Snerdley? (interruption) Well, yeah. Let me tell you something: Nate Silver used to be a god in the New York Times, and he's not a pollster. He's a renowned pollster analyst. Meaning he found algorithms and software programs and bots and all kinds of things to analyze all the data in all the polls. And what he would do is...
  • Brexit Doom and Gloom Was BS

    06/29/2016 1:03:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Rush ^ | June 29, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Did you see the stock market was up nearly 270 points yesterday? How did this happen, folks? The stock market came back, futures are up 100 points, sky isn't falling, wizards of smart said that the world's financial markets were gonna go to hell all because of the Brexit vote. Sounds familiar, doesn't it? Everything happens predictably except when the doom and gloom sets in, they want you to believe it's permanent and it's all over. And, sadly, it works. It creates cumulatively this overwhelming attitude of doom and gloom that the establishment and the left predicts...
  • When the Government Lies: TWA Flight 800

    06/29/2016 12:44:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 29, 2016 | Mark A. Hewitt
    Years ago, in another lifetime, I flew the mighty F-4S Phantom II in the jet route structure. Several times I flew high enough for the engine exhaust to condense in the minus 60°F atmosphere. At 30,000 feet, I’d look in the mirrors on the canopy bow and watch a pair of thick contrails swirl behind me, laying down a set of unmistakable tracks proving that I was no longer just turning jet fuel into jet noise but I was leaving a trail visible for all to see for miles and miles. Some people on the ground, primarily those on the...
  • Five key things to watch as Clinton email investigation grows

    06/29/2016 11:30:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Fox ^ | June 29, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    Howard Baker, then a senator from Tennessee, captured the essence of the Watergate scandal that took down the presidency of Richard M. Nixon in these simple words: “It is almost always the cover-up rather than the event that causes trouble.” Nixon resigned 42 years ago, but Baker’s words have lived on in Washington, because the impulse to conceal a misdeed is shared by politicians of every persuasion, including Hillary Clinton, who is now running for the office Nixon vacated. One irony has not been missed: In her first major job out of law school, Hillary Clinton joined the special committee,...
  • Cigarettes Are Hazardous, But Some Lawmakers Are Worse

    06/29/2016 11:13:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | June 29, 2016 | Jeff Jacoby
    IN HAWAII and California, the minimum age for buying cigarettes was raised recently to 21. Now Massachusetts lawmakers, addicted to the rush that comes from limiting other people's choices, are keen to jump on the bandwagon.A bill banning the sale of tobacco products to anyone younger than 21 — and, for good measure, making it a crime to sell cigarettes in drugstores — passed the state Senate by an overwhelming vote last month. The bill is now before a House committee; it could reach the full House for a vote in a matter of days. Soon after the Fourth of July, adults...
  • Quotas By Any Other Name

    06/29/2016 11:05:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | June 29, 2016 | Robert Knight
    Reverse discrimination is alive and well in the United States, judging by what transpired at the Supreme Court last Thursday and a bill that recently passed New York’s state assembly.In a 4 to 3 ruling, the court upheld the University of Texas’s affirmative action program to admit minorities over similarly or more qualified white applicants.Abigail Noel Fisher, who is white, had sued over her rejection in 2008.  Her case reached the Supreme Court in 2013, was remanded to the Fifth Circuit, and re-emerged this term.  Writing for the majority, Justice Kennedy denied her claim that the university’s race-conscious policy violates...
  • Obama Partners with Terror-Sponsoring Castro Family against

    06/29/2016 10:45:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | June 29, 2016 | Humberto Fontova
    Some U.S. lawmakers still take their jobs seriously, especially members of the House Committee on Homeland Security. You see, as a crowning component of his fetish for “normalizing” relations with (embracing and subsidizing) the Terror-Sponsoring Castro-Family-Crime-Syndicate (called “Cuba” by Obama and his lapdog mainstream media) President Obama has given rapid and enthusiastic approval for six U.S. airlines to start flying one hundred direct flights a week from nine airports in Terror-Sponsoring Cuba to fifteen airports in our homeland.In light of this, some members of the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security thought it prudent to check on what security measures...
  • Let's Celebrate Britain's 2016 Declaration of Independence

    06/29/2016 10:38:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | June 28, 2016 | Austin Bay
    The British separation from the European Union of June 23, 2016 doesn't precisely replicate the American declaration of independence from the British Empire on July 4, 1776. However, Britain's 21 century rebels and their 18 century American cousins share several provocative and encouraging traits, which Americans should laud this coming July 4. Let's deal with the numbers first, and the names. Both numbers and names do relate to the rebellion. In the United Kingdom's June 23 referendum, common sense Rebels whipped Remainers -- 52 percent to 48 percent. Yes, a narrow margin. However, it is a clear win obtained in...
  • The Sunday After Brexit

    06/29/2016 10:24:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin ^ | June 29, 2016 | Terry Jeffrey
    It was off to one side of the train line but not too far away. The tower of an ancient church stood up in golden sunshine. Before it and beyond it rolled fields of brilliant green, crossed by hedgerows and accented by occasional trees. Stretching out in front of the church was a small village of solid stone houses. How old was that church? How old were those houses? How long had farmers tilled the fields around them? How long had this architecture -- this village -- stood in this rural part of England? The answers were impossible for a...
  • When Abortion Fans Let the Truth Slip out

    06/29/2016 10:02:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | June 29, 2016 | Ben Shapiro
    On Monday, the Supreme Court issued yet another politically driven leftist decision, this time over the contentious issue of abortion. The court explained that not only did the Constitution of the United States mandate that states not infringe upon the phantom right to abortion but that health regulations on abortion clinics in Texas had to be overturned if they made it less convenient for women to kill their babies at such clinics. To this decision, "The Daily Show" had but one well-considered response: "Celebrate the #SCOTUS ruling! Go knock someone up in Texas!" The right reacted without outrage; even the...
  • Renouncing ‘Christian’ Homo-hatred

    06/29/2016 9:53:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | June 29, 2016 | Michael Brown
    I’m quite aware that we will be branded haters and bigots if we simply teach that marriage is the union of one man and one woman or if we believe that kids deserve a mom and a dad. And I know only too well that if we hold to historic Judeo-Christian sexual morals, we will be vilified in the ugliest imaginable terms. No matter how gracious and respectful we are, no matter how carefully we present our views, we will be attacked, and there’s nothing we can do about that other than continuing to speak the truth in love. Some...
  • The Kumbaya Party

    06/29/2016 9:41:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin ^ | June 29, 2016 | Bob Barr
    To most people, the phrase “kill them with kindness” is an idiomatic expression about the importance of trying to win arguments not by bombast and antagonism, but through thoughtfulness and reason. It is not, however a prescription for winning a gunfight. Except, that is, for President Barack Obama. For him, it has become a central policy for defeating radical Islamic terrorists (or whatever euphemism he uses to describe these mass murderers). To Obama, radical Islamic terrorists are best dealt with through group hugs, building metaphorical bridges, and a refrain of the hippie anthem "Kumbaya." Where Ronald Reagan was guided in...
  • A Disastrous Court Decision on Abortion

    06/29/2016 5:19:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | June 29, 2016 | Star Parker
    The Supreme Court's decision, striking down the Texas abortion law signed by Governor Rick Perry in 2013, is but the latest example of the lost, confused, sick nation we have become. In the words of the late Justice Antonin Scalia, "A country I do not recognize." The Court, in an opinion written by Justice Stephen Breyer, found unconstitutional the two contested provisions of the Texas law -- that physicians performing an abortion have "admitting privileges" at a hospital within 30 miles of the clinic and that facilities where abortions are performed must meet the standards of an "ambulatory surgical center."...
  • The Liberal Tilt at PolitiFact

    06/29/2016 5:02:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | June 29, 2016 | Brent Bozell
    CNN's "Reliable Sources" offered a panel discussion on June 26 asking if Americans are so apathetic to the truth that our politics have entered a "post-fact check phase." This is a reference to Donald Trump, of course. The media believe he's a liar and gets away with it because of public apathy. What these journalists will never concede, however, is that Democrats get away with dishonesty because of their own apathy. Hillary Clinton's obscene lie about landing in sniper fire in Bosnia is a distant memory. Washington Post humorist/columnist Gene Weingarten was less than amused. Referencing the segment, he tweeted,...
  • After 'Brexit,' Can We Exit a Few Things Too?

    06/29/2016 4:53:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | June 29, 2013 | Ron Paul
    Last week's U.K. vote to leave the EU may have come as a shock to many, but the sentiment that led British voters to reject rule from Brussels is nothing unique. In fact it is growing sentiment worldwide. Frustration with politics as usual, with political parties that really do not differ in philosophy, with an economy that serves the one percent at the expense of the rest of society is a growing phenomenon throughout Europe and in the United States as well. The Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump phenomena are but one example of a frustrated public sensing something is...
  • Convicted and Unemployed

    06/29/2016 4:43:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 70 replies ^ | June 29, 2016 | John Stossel
    Just got out of jail? Odds are that within five years, you'll get caught doing something illegal and go back to jail. This is bad for ex-cons, their victims, their families and America. Some of these people, of course, are career criminals who ought to stay in jail. But most are people who deserve another chance. They are more likely to stay straight if they find work. Work gives people purpose. It fills the idle hours that get many people into trouble. But America makes it extra hard for ex-cons to find work. Some states make it illegal. Illinois bans...
  • Outsourcing Security Is Dumb and Deadly

    06/29/2016 4:34:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | June 29, 2016 | Michelle Malkin
    It is not a theory that delegating the protection of our embassy and military personnel to other countries risks lives. It is a reality bathed in American blood. The latest reports on Benghazi released this week underscore the persistent dangers of outsourcing security. By all accounts, the security conditions at the State Department's consular facility in Libya were "deplorable," as the House Benghazi committee's final summary report described it. Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had been warned a month before the attack that violence was "on an upward trend" and "unpredictable;" "lawlessness was increasing," and local militia groups that were...
  • Different Trump Delivers Prompter Speech in Pennsylvania

    06/28/2016 6:03:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Rush ^ | June 28, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: So Donald Trump, what's he doing? He's in Monessen, Pennsylvania, western Pennsylvania standing in front of, it looks like, an aluminum Christmas tree. It obviously is not that, so what is that? It looks like a bunch of different colored cans have been squished together like Oddjob squished the car in Goldfinger and it's obviously recycled. But he's speaking on the prompter. Have you been listening to it in there? You haven't been listening to it? That's right. You're screening calls. You probably think I'm running a test. No. He's on the prompter. I listened to a...
  • Democrats Mention Donald Trump 23 Times in Their Benghazi Report

    06/28/2016 5:41:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Rush ^ | June 28, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I just want to spend a couple more minutes here on this Benghazi report today, because once we finish, the narrative elsewhere is going to be entirely different. Outside of this program -- and I'm sure other conservative media -- the narrative on this today is gonna be that they found no new evidence of any wrongdoing by Mrs. Clinton, so there's nothing to see here. And they're gonna move on. Now, they won't be able to say that the Republicans targeted Mrs. Clinton. They won't be able to allege the Republicans did this for purely partisan...
  • Truth vs. Narrative: Benghazi Exemplifies What Has Happened to Our Country

    06/28/2016 4:14:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Rush ^ | June 28, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I thought I had adjusted to it, but I haven't. It just makes me sick. It depresses me. It makes me sick all over again. This Benghazi thing, it's so emblematic of what has happened to us as a country. It is so enlightening as to what has happened to institutions that we need to be able to trust. It exposes this administration as, gosh, I don't know, incompetent, uncaring, self-focused. It's just, I don't know, folks. Greetings. Great to have you here. Rush Limbaugh behind the Golden EIB Microphone. Telephone number if you want to be...
  • House Sit-in: Dems Jump the Shark

    06/28/2016 2:14:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 28, 2016 | Christopher Chantrill
    In a way, I feel sorry for our Democratic friends. As Rush Limbaugh has been saying for 20 years, they are playing out of a 30-year-old playbook, just running the same old plays because that’s what Ted Kennedy did. But conducting a sit-in on the floor of the House of Representatives on gun control while protected by the guns of the Capitol Hill police goes beyond doing one more for the Gipper. It shows that the modern Democratic Party and its liberal movement have completely forgotten the point of representative government. It removes the need for sit-ins and street politics....
  • Review: Brion McClanahan’s

    06/28/2016 1:47:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | June 28, 2016 | Jack Kerwick
    A friend and colleague of mine just sent me a NY Times article by Robert Reich in which the latter contends that the Republicans are acting “unconstitutionally” by refusing hearings to any of Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominees. I replied—admittedly, a bit too abruptly—that the Democrats feign concern about abiding by the Constitution only when it suits their purposes. I stand by this position. But I know that the same can be said for Republicans. Brion McClanahan’s latest book underscores in spades this bipartisan disregard of the Constitution. His 9 Presidents Who Screwed Up America and Four Who Tried to...
  • Millennials and National Security in the 21st Century

    06/28/2016 1:27:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | June 28, 2016 | Allen West
    (Editors’ Note: This column was co-authored by NCPA Research Associate Christian Yiu)It is summer time and that means most students are out and about, some having fun, others are working jobs. At the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) in Dallas, it means summer research associates who conduct extensive research with our senior experts for publication. For those working this summer in the field of national security policy, there is a startling difference from today’s pivotal issues and those from 30-40 years ago. The 21st century battlefield that Millennials are encountering is far more complex than the global security situation...
  • An Open Letter to Trump Supporters about Some Misleading Polls

    06/28/2016 1:04:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | June 27, 2016 | Jack Kerwick
    Dear Trump supporters,A recent ABC/Washington Post poll of “registered voters” purports to show that Donald Trump lags 12 points behind Hillary Clinton in a national head-to-head contest. In case you’re inclined to accept this at face value—don’t. First, this poll does indeed purport to gauge preferences nationally. Ultimately, what’s going to matter is how the candidates fare in the battleground states. For example, a Pew Poll from just last week showed Trump beating Clinton by two points in North Carolina (a state that Barack Obama won in 2008).Secondly, it is June. The election isn’t until November. Thirdly, this poll focuses...
  • Useless Hand-Wringing over Abortion Ruling

    06/28/2016 12:48:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | June 28, 2016 | Marc Newman
    The leadership of our nation is committed to the continuance of abortion: a violent act that kills a defenseless human being. This is nothing new; it's been going on since Roe v Wade and Doe v Bolton. It's been going on under Democrat administrations and under Republican administrations. For many legislators (and justices under review), "pro-life" is nothing more than a check box that they tick in order to win the votes of a particular constituency. Once in office, they do little or nothing to protect the lives of the unborn -- because, as long as the unborn remain out...
  • Zika, Abortion, and Population Control: The Hype and the Real Danger

    06/28/2016 12:38:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | June 28, 2016 | Megan Toombs
    The Zika virus has caused massive concern bordering on panic across a significant portion of the globe. Women are worried sick that their children could be born with birth defects, worries that are being heightened by some health agencies’ advice to avoid pregnancy during the Zika outbreak. But if experts are advising women not to get pregnant, what are already pregnant women to do? A recent study reports a 36–108 percent increase in abortions in Latin American countries with a Zika health advisory despite abortion’s being condemned morally by the Catholic Church, and illegal or restricted in many countries. The...
  • Philly’s “Soda Tax”: Not Popular, Not Fiscally Sound, Not Legal

    06/28/2016 12:16:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies ^ | June 28, 2016 | Jerry Rogers
    In Philadelphia, a 1.5-cents-per-ounce tax on beverages goes into effect January 1, 2017. The regressive, highly unpopular tax will add 18 cents to the cost of a can of soda, $1.08 for a six-pack or $1.02 for a two-liter bottle. The new “soda tax” will be added on top of the already excessive 8% sales tax that applies to beverages in Pennsylvania.Yes, the tax is unpopular – 58% of residents oppose the measure. Yes, the tax will disproportionately harm poor residents – economic studies show that low-income Americans spend a larger portion of their income on consumer goods like soda. No, the...
  • Brexit: Globalism Is At The Gate

    06/28/2016 10:00:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | June 28, 2016 | Susan Stamper Brown
    Globalists must be shivering in their boots after the United Kingdom's Brexit vote. It's hard for elitists to comprehend that the commoners they seek to control aren't obsessed with money and power the same way they are. Ordinary people care more about freedom, their kids' future and their country than they care about the mighty Euro or dollar. Not even President Obama's effervescence was able to sway Britons when he visited the U.K. in an effort to prevent his beloved globalism from crumbling the same way communism fell years back. Global elitists in the United States, also known as Progressives,...
  • As in Britain, So Over Here

    06/28/2016 9:49:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | June 28, 2016 | Bill Murchison
    The president of the Texas Nationalist Movement, picking up on the precedent set by British voters, desires that the Southwestern empire where I make my home hold its own vote on seceding from the top-heavy politburo that seems to run America. Good luck on persuading the U.S. Army to march away from Fort Hood on command of whatever unlikely coalition the Nationalist Movement might assemble. On the other hand, the Supreme Court of the same country to which the nationalists would wave bye-bye reminded many on Monday of the pass to which we have come over the past 70 or...