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  • Intellectual Dishonesty

    06/03/2015 4:43:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 3, 2015 | Walter E. Williams
    resident Barack Obama's stance, expressed in his 2014 State of the Union address, is that the debate is settled and climate change is a fact. Obama is by no means unique in that view. Former Vice President Al Gore declared that "the science is settled." This "settled science" vision about climate is held by many, including those in academia. To call any science settled is sheer idiocy. Had mankind acted as though any science could possibly be settled, we'd be living in caves, as opposed to having the standard of living we enjoy today. That higher standard of living stems...
  • Socialist "Justice"

    06/03/2015 4:21:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 3, 2015 | John Stossel
    Protesters demand "social justice." I hate their chant. If I oppose their cause, then I'm for social "injustice"? Nonsense. The protesters usually want to punish capitalism. "Spread those resources," says Hillary Clinton. Even capitalists often make the mistake of talking about "social justice" as if it's the opposite of free markets or a reason to rein in markets with more regulations or redistribution of wealth. But there's nothing "just" about the leftist protesters' claimed solution: more big government. Oliver Stone, Sean Penn and Harry Belafonte praised Venezuela's Hugo Chavez for his socialist revolution. Chavez then proceeded to destroy much of...
  • The College Board's Sabotage of American History

    06/03/2015 4:11:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 3, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    A stellar group of American historians and academics released a milestone open letter yesterday in protest of deleterious changes to the advanced placement U.S. history (APUSH) exam. The signatories are bold intellectual bulwarks against increasing progressive attacks in the classroom on America's unique ideals and institutions. Moms and dads in my adopted home state of Colorado have been mocked and demonized for helping to lead the fight against the anti-American changes to APUSH. But if there's any hope at all in salvaging local control over our kids' curriculum, it lies in the willingness of a broad coalition of educators and...
  • Nothing But Bad News for Mrs. Clinton

    06/02/2015 5:06:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 2, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, bad news for Hillary Clinton. You know it's bad when the Drive-Bys lead with it, even though the Drive-Bys plug a story in the middle of the Hillary story about how difficult it is for certain Republicans out there, too, such as Jeb Bush. The fact is CNN and a bunch of Drive-Bys, they can't avoid the news. Hillary's unfavorables are now up to 50%. "More people have an unfavorable view of Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton now than at any time since 2001." So that would be the last 15 years. This according to a new...
  • Our Delusional President

    06/02/2015 2:11:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 2, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Have you heard what Obama said? Grab audio sound bite number 18. This is yesterday in Washington at the White House, the president speaking to fellows of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative. OBAMA: One of the important principles for me has always been treating everybody fairly. RUSH: Right. OBAMA: So whether that's women or people of different races -- RUSH: Right, yeah. OBAMA: -- or, uh, different religious faiths -- RUSH: Right, yeah, right. OBAMA: -- or different sexual orientations -- RUSH: Oh, yeah. OBAMA: -- one of my core principles -- RUSH: Yes? OBAMA: -- is that...
  • Why Conservatives Give Better Graduation Speeches

    06/02/2015 12:12:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 2, 2015 | Tom Purcell
    Get this: Conservatives give better graduation speeches than their more liberal-minded counterparts. After reviewing two commencement-speech anthologies - "The World is Waiting For You," which features 18 speeches by liberals, and "Remembering Who We Are," which showcases 30 conservative speeches - Washington Post blogger and book critic Carlos Lozada gives five reasons why conservatives do a better job. First, he writes, conservatives are more likely to speak to graduates as individuals, rather than as members of a movement or generation. Whereas liberal speakers say things such as, "you are the first generation that ...," conservative speakers are more likely to...
  • Democrats Admit Failure on Obamacare? Not On Your Life or Your Health!

    06/02/2015 11:49:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 2, 2015 | Brian Birdnow
    Last week, in unusually breathless tones, the Associated Press reported on the new crisis in the interminable national health care debate, the so-called “underinsurance” phenomenon. As the AP reported, “A different health care issue has emerged for Democrats…It’s not the uninsured, but the problem of high out-of-pocket costs for people already covered. Democrats call it underinsurance”. The article goes on to argue that the Democrats will use the issue to spearhead their pitch to working class voters in the 2016 elections. We can expect that this issue will be used rally the Democrats base, to bash George W. Bush, and,...
  • Adios, America!

    06/02/2015 11:39:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 64 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 2, 2015 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Ann Coulter lives up to her reputation of issuing warnings and political commentary that nobody else dares to say in her newest book, "Adios, America!" It's aptly titled; she makes the case that it is goodbye to the America we know and love if we don't stop diluting our population with people who don't love America, don't respect our Constitution and laws, don't even speak our language, and commit all sorts of unspeakable crimes. "Adios, America!" brims with the scathing humor that has made Coulter's previous 10 books bestsellers. Coulter gives hundreds of specific examples of major crimes committed by...
  • NSA Debate Weighs Privacy vs. Security

    06/02/2015 11:32:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 2, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    Do I trust the federal government? Hell no. President Barack Obama's Department of Justice is happy to spend years investigating a foreign soccer organization for corruption and former Republican House Speaker Dennis Hastert for allegedly paying off a blackmailer -- but not the alleged blackmailer -- yet ignores big concerns. The feds have done next to nothing about the IRS targeting of conservative political groups, other than to defend IRS official Lois Lerner's creative use of the Fifth Amendment when she refused to answer questions from House investigators. And when Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., asked in 2013 whether the government...
  • Cultural Cleansing of Christian Males

    06/02/2015 11:26:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 2, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    The culture war against Christianity is picking up speed. Last week came word Saint Louis University will remove a heroic-sized statue of Fr. Pierre-Jean De Smet S.J. from the front of Fusz Hall, where it has stood for 60 years. The statue depicts Fr. De Smet holding aloft a crucifix as he ministers to two American Indians, one of whom is kneeling. Historically, the statue is accurate. Fr. De Smet, "Blackrobe," as he was known, was a 19th-century missionary to Indian tribes who converted thousands. A friend of Sitting Bull, he spent his last years in St. Louis. And as...
  • The O'Malley Factor

    06/02/2015 11:00:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 2, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    Martin O'Malley, former Baltimore mayor and Maryland governor, announced his presidential candidacy on Saturday, and said some things that could be taken as criticism of President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. "Today, the American dream seems for so many of us to be hanging by a thread," said O’Malley, adding "We must save our country now. ... Tell me how it is that you can get pulled over for a broken taillight in our country, but if you wreck the nation's economy, you are untouchable." Who is he blaming for "wrecking" the economy? Big banks and Wall...
  • Is it Clinton Cash—Or Saudi Hush Money?

    06/02/2015 10:45:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 2, 2015 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor's note: This column was co-authored by Bob Morrison. Many of us applauded when President Bill Clinton signed the International Religious Freedom Act in 1998. That law—passed with broad bi-partisan support—established a U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) that was required to issue annual reports. The law called for the appointment of an Ambassador-at-Large in the State Department who would make religious freedom a key concern. These initiatives gave great hope to advocates of religious freedom around the world. In the nearly twenty years since that good law was passed and signed, however, the picture for religious freedom worldwide...
  • Leftist Censors Strike Again

    06/02/2015 6:20:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 2, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    I have often maintained that threats to freedom of expression in this country come predominantly -- probably exclusively -- from the political left. The censoring of a pro-life student club in a Las Vegas high school is a recent egregious example. Angelique Clark, a sophomore at West Career and Technical Academy in Las Vegas, says the Clark County School District denied her application to charter a pro-life club as a chapter of Students for Life of America, the nation's largest youth pro-life organization. The district, according to Clark, said, "It was too controversial, and it would be too exclusive, and...
  • The Rape of Kitty Genovese

    06/02/2015 5:20:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 2, 2015 | Mike Adams
    Over the course of the last half-century, the media has botched its coverage of numerous high profile crimes. Sometimes, the reporting is intentionally inaccurate because the reporter is interested in advancing a certain worldview, rather than simply reporting the news. Among the worst examples of this is the now 51-year-old story of the rape and murder of Kitty Genovese. You’ve probably heard the story before. Genovese was returning from her job as a bartender in the middle of a March night in Queens, New York, in 1964. A man named Winston Moseley who had raped and killed other women attacked...
  • Is it Time for Civil Disobedience of Kludgeocratic Bureaucracy?

    06/02/2015 4:55:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 2, 2015 | Michael Barone
    Is there any way to reverse the trend toward ever more intrusive, bossy government? Things have gotten to such a pass, argues Charles Murray, that only civil disobedience might -- might -- work. But the chances are good enough, he says, that he's written a book about it: "By the People: Rebuilding Liberty Without Permission." Murray has a track record of making seemingly outlandish proposals that turn out to be widely accepted public policy. His 1984 book "Losing Ground" recommended the radical step of abolishing all welfare payments. A dozen years later, the federal welfare reform act took a long...
  • 7 Questions You’ve Always Wanted To Ask A White Conservative

    06/02/2015 4:47:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 2, 2015 | John Hawkins
    It’s very difficult to discuss racial issues in America because every conversation tends to devolve down into some hostile version of, “That’s racist” vs. “No, it’s not” -- and nothing ever gets accomplished. In an attempt to try something a little different, I reached out to some friends: Demetrius Minor (Preservation and Purpose: The Making of a Young Millennial, A Manifesto for Faith, Family and Politics), Kevin Jackson (Race Pimping: The Multi-Trillion Dollar Business of Liberalism), Jennifer Burke and Talitha McEachin. They all posted messages on their Facebook pages requesting questions and I’m going to be honestly answering some of...
  • Obama goes after the farmers

    06/01/2015 3:16:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 31, 2015 | Joseph Curl
    OPINION/ANALYSIS:Farmers are now the bad guys. President Obama’s administration last week claimed dominion over all of America’s streams, creeks, rills, ditches, brooks, rivulets, burns, tributaries, criks, wetlands — perhaps even puddles — in a sweeping move to assert unilateral federal authority. The New York Times had a wonderful take on the power grab, saying the move “opened up a broad new front for attacks from business interests like farmers, property developers, fertilizer and pesticide makers, oil and gas producers and golf course owners, who contend that the rule would stifle economic growth and intrude on property owners’ rights.” Those, according...
  • Why Socialism Draws Crowds in Iowa

    06/01/2015 12:30:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 1, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: The rally that Bernie Sanders had in Iowa's got everybody nonplussed. Nobody can figure it out. I have. I know exactly why the left is going nuts over Bernie Sanders. For one thing, sex scandals are resume enhancements for the Democrat Party. They always have been and Bernie's got a little bit of a sex scandal going with that memo, his Fifty Shades of Grey impersonation that he did, his ruminations about what men are doing when they're doing other things and what women secretly want when men are doing it to them. That kind of stuff enhances Democrats....
  • Bob Schieffer Mourns Lost Monopoly

    06/01/2015 12:12:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 1, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: We had on Friday was Schieffer saying that the news business isn't what it was anymore and it's forever been changed. There's too many people doing news and nobody knows what's reliable and nobody knows what's good and bad or anything anymore and it all started, he says, about 1988. Something happened in the late eighties he said, he just can't figure it out, but whatever, now everybody does news and therefore nobody does news and it's not good. It's just his way of saying, we've lost or we did lose our monopoly, and now we don't own it,...
  • Lurch Breaks Femur in Photo-Op

    06/01/2015 11:51:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 67 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 1, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Did you hear about John Kerry? Do you know how old John Kerry is? It's tough, you know. You can't tell a horse's age when you look it, and since Kerry looks like a horse, it's tough. But he's 71 years old. Now, would somebody tell me something? What is a 71-year-old man, secretary of state, doing riding a bicycle -- or, alternatively, windsurfing off Nantucket? Why is somebody riding a bicycle while in the midst of sensitive negotiations and attempting to secure nuclear weapons for Iran? Exercise? BS. He's doing that for the photo-op, trying to look hip...
  • Vince Vaughn: You bet I think Americans should have guns in public

    06/01/2015 10:18:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 1, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    Meet your newest most favorite celebrity, Vince Vaughn. An interviewer for the British version of GQ decided to ask about the European Left’s favorite tongue-clucking topic of American culture, gun ownership. Rather than pander to the groupthink, Vaughn gave them the rhetorical double-barrel, and even offered a thinly veiled slam at the governing elite across the pond (via LoganSix on Twitter): On the American right to own a gun: “I support people having a gun in public full stop, not just in your home. We don’t have the right to bear arms because of burglars; we have the right to...
  • Bernie Sanders’ Economic Plan Could Almost Certainly Save America

    06/01/2015 7:38:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 1, 2015 | Michael Hausam
    I don't know about for you, but for me, the most inspiring interview of the week occurred when CNBC's John Harwood interviewed presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders. It generated a couple of thoughts in my head that I'm confident will be game changers. I'm secretly hoping that the Sanders team will offer me a job as their Chief Economic Consultant, as a result. Here was the part of the exchange that really got my carbon-neutral cruelty-free non-fossil-fueled engine running: Harwood: If the changes that you envision in tax policy, in finance, breaking up the banks, were to result in a more...
  • A Gay Atheist Speaks a Timely Word to the Church

    06/01/2015 7:32:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 1, 2015 | Michael Brown
    You know the hour is late when God uses a gay atheist to bring a sobering wake-up call to the Church, but that’s exactly what happened after Ireland, traditionally a bastion of Catholicism, voted to redefine the marriage. The gay atheist was Matthew Parrish, and on May 27th, the Spectator posted his article entitled, “As a gay atheist, I want to see the church oppose same-sex marriage.” Parrish was grieved over the Catholic Church’s response to Ireland’s vote, feeling that it was weak and almost apologetic, like someone arriving late to a major cultural revolution and saying, “Oh my. I...
  • Freedom Is Offensive

    06/01/2015 7:10:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 1, 2015 | Terry Paulson
    Freedom by its very nature is often offensive. We may not agree with what is said or done, but America has always reserved the right, within legal limits, to let citizens exercise their freedom of speech, even if it offends the sensibilities of others. The freedom to express my opinions as a columnist is certain to offend some readers. Readers have the freedom to email me directly, write a letter to the editor, or write a comment online. Many do: “I don't think you are going to like God's judgment coming down on People Like You!” “You really drink the...
  • How Universal Pre-K Scams Your Child

    06/01/2015 6:34:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 1, 2015 | Katie Kieffer
    If you love your child, and I know you do, it’s time to say “bye bye” to the social pacifier that is free universal preschool. I understand. It’s tempting. Whether you’re a destitute single mother or an affluent married father, you’re a parent. And parents often feel wiped out. Especially in this economy. Sure, Michelle Obama has christened this the era of a “huge recovery,” but she’s not in the trenches like you—juggling the stress of being a provider and a caregiver for a 4-year-old. No matter how vulnerable you feel when you hear a certain Disney sing-a-long on repeat,...
  • An Embarrassment to Our University

    06/01/2015 6:12:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 1, 2015 | Mike Adams
    Author’s Note: Please watch this video before reading the column. Dear Scott Burgess: I am in receipt of your message saying that I am “A douche bag and an embarrassment to our university.” It’s been several weeks since you’ve written and I have been busy. But now that I have the time I wish to respond to your concerns that my weekly political column is causing embarrassment to our university and to higher education in general. Back in 2013, a reader named Edward wrote to tell me that I was the biggest embarrassment to higher education in the entire country....
  • 4 Pieces of Conservative Advice For Young Conservative Men

    06/01/2015 6:01:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 1, 2015 | Kurt Schlichter
    So, though no fault of your own, you are a young conservative male coming of age in a time when the deck is so heavily stacked against you that it’s like Michael Moore was leaning on it. Sure, it’s entirely the fault of a liberal elite led by President Nine Iron and a culture that bought into its lies long before you were born, but suck it up. It isn’t an excuse for failure – you may have an uphill climb at a higher angle of incline than I did, but tough luck. I can’t make the environment for you...
  • Undeterred by Waitlists, Parents Apply in Droves for School Lotteries

    06/01/2015 5:44:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 1, 2015 | Kevin Glass
    It’s lottery season. "Lottery," to you, might bring to mind ping-pong balls bouncing around in a glass tube, as millions anxiously wait to see if they'll win millions of dollars. But nationwide, millions of parents must anxiously wait out a different kind of lottery: to see if their children will be selected to have a chance at a better opportunity. The expansion of charter school programs in some of the nation’s biggest metropolitan areas have given more parents and students access to a different educational track and an alternative option to an underperforming public school system. But despite expansions in...
  • Odds of losing a Job to Automation: Which Jobs are at Risk, Which Aren't?

    05/31/2015 6:57:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 31, 2015 | Mike Shedlock
    A number of articles now circulating are all based on a 2013 study The Future of Employment: How Susceptible are Jobs to Computerization? It's interesting that the 2013 report is now seeing the light of day in various places just this week. The best of the lot is the NPR Planet Money report Will Your Job Be Done By A Machine? The article lets you select from two drop boxes, the first is job field, the second is a specific job within that field. Here are some random results Cartographers and Photogrammetrists: 87.9%Electrical Drafters: 80.8%Umpires and Referees: 98.3%Technical Writers: 88.8%Translators:...
  • It's Socialism, not Deodorant, That Starves the Poor

    05/31/2015 6:36:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 31, 2015 | Jeff Jacoby
    WHAT THIS country needs, says Bernie Sanders, is less deodorant. The 73-year-old senator from Vermont, now running for the Democratic presidential nomination, told CNBC's John Harwood in an interview on Tuesday that because American consumers can choose from so many brands of personal-care products, kids are going to bed with empty bellies. "You don't necessarily need a choice of 23 underarm spray deodorants or of 18 different pairs of sneakers when children are hungry in this country," Sanders lamented. He didn't explain exactly howthe profusion of toiletries and athletic footwear leads to childhood hunger, but for the only self-described socialist...
  • Townhall-Gravis Poll Puts Kelly Ahead in June 2 MS-1 Special Election

    05/31/2015 6:29:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 31, 2015 | Neil McCabe
    The Republican combat veteran of Iraq and district attorney running in the June 2 special election for Mississippi-1 leads Democrat Walter Hunter Zinn Jr., 54 percent to 37 percent, according to a May 28 Townhall/Gravis poll of 509 likely voters. Trent Kelly, a colonel in the Mississippi National Guard, is the choice for 77 percent of Tea Party voters and 69 percent of voters opposed to abortion rights, said Doug Kaplan, the managing partner of Gravis Insights, the Florida-based polling company that conducted the poll. The poll carries a 4 percent margin. Among voters, living in households with at least...
  • German police alerted to armed mob, find asparagus pickers

    05/31/2015 11:35:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Fox News.com via AP ^ | May 31, 2015
    BERLIN – Police in rural northeastern Germany rushed out to track down a reported mob of up to 15 people armed with knives and sticks. Instead, they found a group of asparagus harvesters. Police in the town of Ludwigslust said a man called their emergency number Saturday to report having seen "10 to 15 people armed with knives and sticks" on a local road.
  • Sharia-Creep

    05/31/2015 8:15:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 31, 2015 | Kevin McCullough
    The political left in America is blind to the agenda, desires, and reality of Sharia law. Liberals are literally scoffing at the professed desires of Islamists and jihadi radicals that want to murder in plain daylight hundreds of citizens for drawing a cartoon of the historical person Mohammed. They do so in the aftermath of two jihadis having attempted to carry out just such a plan. The left does not recognize Sharia as a threat to America. The New York Times in 2011 wrote: "The crusade against Shariah undermines American democracy, ignores our countryÂ’s successful history of religious tolerance and...
  • One Dangerous Doctor?

    05/31/2015 8:05:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 31, 2015 | Paul Jacob
    Early last Wednesday evening jurors communicated to the judge that they were split on a number of the charges against Dr. Annette Bosworth. And yet later that night they found her guilty on all counts. All twelve felony counts. She’s the South Dakota physician who filed several hundred nominating petitions to put her name on the ballot for U.S. Senate last year — six of which sported the names of 37 people who signed without Dr. Bosworth being in the room to witness them actually put pen to paper. Her sister was one. The affidavit on the petition does indeed...
  • Is a College Education Still Worth the Cost?

    05/31/2015 7:47:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 31, 2015 | Bruce Bialosky
    With debt soaring for college loans and the current generation of post-graduate college students being hogtied by their loan burdens, the question of how much sense this all makes comes to one’s mind. Well, a couple of noted individuals did a detailed analysis of that and came to their own conclusions. Jaison R. Abel, research officer, and Richard Dietz, Assistant Vice-President for Regional Analysis of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, cast their eyes on this issue. Unfortunately, repeated requests for an interview were turned down. Their study -- named Do the Benefits of College Still Outweigh the Costs?...
  • All the World's a Stage -- Even San Quentin

    05/31/2015 7:44:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 31, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    Julius Caesar lay dead. The senators who took his life stood dumbstruck, faced with the foul deed they had done, and then fled in a panic. Mark Antony stared at the corpse in horror and then raged, "Cry 'Havoc!' and let slip the dogs of war." He picked up Caesar's heavily tattooed lifeless body and exited the stage. The audience gasped. It wasn't just the fine performance of LeMar Harrison, aka Maverick, who played Antony, that moved the crowd. It was the heft of Azraal Ford, the larger-than-life actor who played Caesar. Big Az is a towering, well-built man. Maverick...
  • Dear Texans: Here's 46 Republicans Who Voted Against Freedom Of The Press

    05/31/2015 5:56:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 31, 2015 | Doug Giles
    Last Wednesday, the Texas Legislature pushed through, and I mean pushed, controversial legislation which repeals portions of the First Amendment, effectively ending citizen journalism in the Capitol. How quaint, eh? Yep, when Texas legislators found out about the undercover video footage about to be released by Hannah Giles (of ACORN fame) and Joseph Basel with the American Phoenix Foundation, they flipped out and quickly jammed through legislation, SB19, which would criminalize this First Amendment practice from 1985 forward. Why they picked 1985 only lawless liberals and repugnant Republicans can know. I would have thought for an apropos Orwellian effect theyÂ’d...
  • Andrew Breitbart For Congress

    05/31/2015 5:35:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 31, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    I met Andrew Breitbart almost a decade ago at a party. All I knew about him was that he worked for Matt Drudge, and Tucker Carlson told me I had to meet him. Tucker wasn’t at the party, but he knew Andrew would be and made me promise I’d introduce myself. I did, and I did. Even though I’d expected nothing, Andrew was nothing like I’d expected because you simply couldn’t anticipate the uniqueness of Andrew Breitbart. The party was in the big office of a publisher (I can’t remember what it was for; probably someone else’s book), and Andrew...
  • Dad: soldier son killed in training crash deserves Arlington Cemetery burial

    05/30/2015 2:45:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | May 30, 2015
    A soldier from the Louisiana National Guard who died alongside Marines in a training accident deserves to be buried in Arlington National Cemetery, his father said Saturday. Former Green Beret Stephen Florich told Fox & Friends it is a “travesty” his son has been denied that honor because he was not on active duty at the time of his death. Most active duty or retired military members of military service are eligible for in-ground interment at Arlington. Members of the reserves or National Guard are not eligible unless they have been on active duty. “I think my son was very...
  • Some straight people don’t know that they’re straight

    05/30/2015 2:28:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | May 30, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    It never ceases to amaze me when I come across reports of problems in our society which I had no idea were even issues. One of these cropped up last night while reading the latest blog entry from Washington Post editor Jonathan Capehart, where he discusses a peculiar aspect of demographic data collection. We’re apparently having a tough time accurately counting the number of gay, lesbian and bisexual people in the United States and it’s not because of too many people being in the closet. (Though I’m sure that’s still an issue as well.) No, the problem currently under examination...
  • There Are Flawed Candidates, And Then There’s Hillary Clinton

    05/30/2015 11:59:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 30, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    There were a lot of things wrong with Mitt Romney in 2012. He was stiff, overcompensated on some issues (immigration/self-deportation) to win over the conservative base, and his nomination prevented Republicans from speaking honestly about health care. Romneycare was the blueprint for Obamacare, and it was infamously invoked when MittÂ’s press secretary, Andrea Saul, said it could have saved Joe SopticÂ’s wife from succumbing to cancer if the couple had lived in Massachusetts. Soptic, a former steelworker, was featured in a nasty political ad, which basically accused Romney of killing his wife after he was laid off from the company...
  • See No Terror, Hear No Terror, Speak No Terror (Obama on Cuba)

    05/30/2015 11:35:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 29, 2015 | Humberto Fontova
    Today President Obama further opened the financial floodgates from the U.S. to the world’s most notorious deadbeat nation—who is also a “State Sponsor of Terrorism.” Quotation marks are now required around the term “State-Sponsor of Terrorism” when referring to Cuba because just this morning, as the 45 day notification period to Congress expired, President Obama officially removed Cuba from the State Department’s list of State Sponsors of Terrorism, where President Reagan had placed it in 1982. “Laughing all the way to the bank,” hardly does justice to what the multi-billionaire Castro family must be doing this week. The $7 billion...
  • How Dishonest is Barack Obama?

    05/30/2015 6:31:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 64 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 30, 2015 | John C. Goodman
    A week ago Friday was an unusual day for the editorial page of The New York Times. An unsigned editorial in the paper lashed out at the president for his public statements about reengaging in Iraq. A Paul Krugman column attacked the administration’s defense of the new trade agreement. Both pieces said the administration was being … (how shall we say it?) … dishonest. Granted, this was nothing like the language Krugman and the Times typically use to describe Republicans. A few days earlier, Krugman accused Jeb Bush of “cowardice and vileness” with respect to his statements about Iraq. In...
  • This Way Comes

    05/30/2015 5:05:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 30, 2015 | Erick Erickson
    "The difference between Bush's mistakes and his disappointments may just be that he hasn't yet taken ownership of the latter," Massimo Calabresi wrote in Time as he covered President George W. Bush's final press conference in January of 2009. Four years earlier, left-wing journalist John Dickerson had begun a trend among the Bush White House press corps, demanding from the president a recognition of his mistakes. Dickerson, now like George Stephanopoulos, plays an objective Sunday news program questioner, and he, along with the circle of jerks who pose as objective reporters of the Obama administration, would rather blame Bush for...
  • FIFA President Celebrates Reelection to the Amazement of Wolf Blitzer

    05/29/2015 6:35:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 29, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Hey, Cookie, Cookie, Cookie, you gotta get me something. The FIFA president, Sepp Blatter, was just reelected as the president of FIFA, and give me like the last couple of minutes of his acceptance, maybe three where he's (imitating Blatter), "You can thank God or maybe if you like Allah, you can thank Allah, whatever your God, I promise you, we will have a FIFA that when my next term is completed, it will be in a strong position." Anyway, it was hilarious. And when it was over, Wolf Blitzer goes to the reporter, said (paraphrasing), "Does this guy...
  • The Clinton Crime Family Fraud

    05/29/2015 6:28:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 29, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: In the meantime, there's a little story here at PJ Media: "I just thought I’d contribute a detail to the latest news about the Clintons’ byzantine financial arrangements, specifically the limited-liability company Bill Clinton used to channel his 'consulting' profits." This is something we learned yesterday, he's got a shell corporation, a pass-through, and he was using that to hide money. He was using that to shelter money. He started a consulting business, in addition to everything else, the Crime Family Foundation, the Clinton Library and Massage Parlor, the charitable foundation, all these things, he then added a consultancy...
  • What a Field the Democrats Have!

    05/29/2015 1:19:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 29, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: What a field of potential presidential candidates the Democrats have. We've got Bernie Sanders, a socialist who fantasizes about women fantasizing about being gang raped. Well, that's what he did. I mean, he's fantasizing. He says that men fantasize about whatever while they're -- oh, it's a family show here. Can't even talk about what the Democrats do on a day-to-day basis on a family program, but that's what he says. He fantasizes about women fantasizing about being gang raped. Can you imagine if a Republican said that, which I want to get into in a minute on this,...
  • Economy Contracts; White House: Everything’s Still Cool

    05/29/2015 12:29:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | May 29, 2015 | Keith Koffler
    The White House today downplayed news that the economy contracted 0.7 percent during the first quarter of the year, arguing “the most stable components of GDP” were growing quite nicely. The new number was a downward revision of the previous estimate that GDP had increased by a mere 0.2 percent. From White House Council of Economic Advisor Chairman Jason Furman: Today’s downward revision to GDP growth was entirely accounted for by revisions to inventory investment and net exports, with other changes being small and neutral on balance. The first-quarter slowdown was the result of harsh winter weather, tepid foreign demand,...
  • The US Economy Is Shrinking

    05/29/2015 12:20:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 29, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: You see the stories on the US economy, the first quarter. I predicted this. I predicted there'd be a revision. What was the original report of the first quarter? Two percent, .2% growth or something. I said it's not gonna be that when they revise it. They're gonna revise it three or four months from now when everybody's forgotten it. Here it goes. The US economy fell. It went backwards. It slowed down, 0.7% growth rate. That's not growth, folks. That's a contraction. "The US economy shrank at a 0.7% annual rate in the first three months of the...
  • The Millennials: A Generation That Will Reject What They've Been Bequeathed?

    05/29/2015 12:15:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 29, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I had a story that arrived in the third hour of the program yesterday, and I decided to save it until today because we were well into other things yesterday. But this, too, will help you understand. And a lot of other people understand what's happening with the economy. It's from Business Insider. Let me set this up with something. You steady listeners, those of you who have been around for the duration or at least 20 years might remember that over the course of this program I occasionally have asked, and I did go out and find out...