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  • Hey Conservatives, Who Gave Hillary the Secret Memos?

    08/29/2015 3:17:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 29, 2015 | Michael Hausam
    Author’s note: Please be aware this is satirical. I am embarrassed and angry. Someone obviously leaked the secret memos to Hillary Clinton and some serious patch-up work needs to be done. For years, conservatives have been privately instructed on how to put into practice the fact that we all hate women. Those on the inside have been privy to these secret to-do lists and have been responsible for disseminating this information to those outside the circle of trust. These documents were supposed to have been treated with the utmost of care. They obviously weren’t. The two-pronged plan has always been...
  • Requesting Loved Ones Not Vote For Hillary in Obituaries Is Becoming A Thing

    08/29/2015 1:44:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 29, 2015 | Leah Barkoukis
    Hillary Clinton is so unpopular among some older voters that their last dying wish, literally, is that their loved ones do not vote for the former secretary of state. Since Hillary launched her campaign, at least three people have requested in their obituaries that in lieu of flowers, their loved ones give their vote to anyone but Hillary on Election Day. The Washington Free Beacon reports: An Arkansas man has requested in his obituary that loved ones do not vote for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election, making him at least the third individual to do so since Clinton launched...
  • Not a Joke: MSNBC Has 'Breaking News' on Donald Trump's Hair

    08/29/2015 12:02:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 29, 2045 | Scott Whitlock
    The journalists at MSNBC may have too much time on their hands. On Thursday, the network played a graphic of a Donald Trump speech with the "breaking news" about his hair. MSNBC blasted, "Breaking News: Trump Has Woman Pull Hair to Prove It's Real." Anchor Thomas Roberts then excitedly showed video of Trump calling on a woman at a news conference. She walked on stage to inspect his hair: Not a Joke: MSNBC Has 'Breaking News' on Donald Trump's HairDONALD TRUMP: It's my hair! I swear! [Calls woman up on stage.] Come on! Come. Is it mine?" WOMAN: It is....
  • Vester Lee Flanagan Thought Words Like 'Field' and 'Swinging' Were Racist

    08/29/2015 11:14:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    Vester Lee Flanagan (aka Bryce Williams) had contacted ABC News over the past few weeks about a story, but never gave any details. On August 26, the day he ambushed and murdered WDBJ7’s Alison Parker and Alex Ward, he faxed what appears to be a manifesto/suicide note to the organization, citing, among other things, that the Charleston church shooting sent him “over the top.” It’s the ramblings of an unhinged person. Flanagan’s work history has mostly been dotted with him filing complaints about discrimination at work, of which there is no evidence, and a reputation of being difficult among his co-workers. As...
  • Earth to Paul Krugman and The New York Times: Debt Is Not Good

    08/29/2015 5:05:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 29, 2015 | John C. Goodman
    Source: Source information located at the bottom of column. First the good news. The federal governmentÂ’s tax receipts are coming in at a rate somewhat higher than what was expected a few months ago. That means a shut-down-the-government debt limit stalemate will be pushed back until November or December. It also means that the federal debt will actually decline a bit this year. Now for the bad news. We are experiencing the calm before the storm. The Congressional Budget Office reported Tuesday that although our fiscal situation is improving, by 2018 we will snap back to swelling deficits and unsustainable...
  • If Trump's Campaign Collapses, It'll Be For One Of These 6 Reasons

    08/29/2015 4:50:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 142 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 29, 2015 | John Hawkins
    I don’t know whom I will end up supporting next year, but I do like Donald Trump. I like his books. I like his personality. I appreciate all of the things he's done right in this campaign. If you applied the old "Who would you like to have a beer with?” test that has probably determined far more elections than most Americans want to admit, Trump would beat everyone in the field combined twice over. In a time when the Republican Party has become timid, weak and utterly corrupt, Trump is bold, strong and he has enough money that he...
  • Joe Biden's Son Says Russian Agents Signed Him Up on Ashley Madison

    08/28/2015 4:11:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Have you all heard about Joe Biden's son and Ashley Madison? You know what the Ashley Madison website is? It's where if you want to have an affair, you sign up. You know what they found out about that site? There are only 12,000 women on it. The rest, in millions, are men, and most of the women have never even... The female members have never even used it. It's almost exclusively a male site. Anyway, Joe Biden's kid is on the site, is a registered member, Hunter Biden, Robert Hunter Biden. Now, Robert Hunter Biden... (chuckles) I shouldn't...
  • Everyone Knows She's a Liar, But She'll Be the Democrat Nominee Because There's Nobody Else

    08/28/2015 3:57:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, if you permit me a brief personal aside, here: Everybody is sending me e-mails about Hillary Clinton. Do any of you really, really think she's not going to be the nominee? Come on, let's get serious! There isn't anybody else that's gonna be the Democrat nominee. All of this doesn't mean anything. ... For crying out loud, you see what happened with Ed Rendell, Fast Eddie? A couple of days ago -- we've even got the sound bite here -- Fast Eddie comes out and says, "You know what? I'm really, really alarmed about the e-mail...
  • Presidential Nominating Process Highlights Gap Between D.C. and America

    08/28/2015 10:03:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | Scott Rasmussen
    To many in Washington, there's little question that the 2016 presidential election should feature a dynasty rematch between the Clinton and Bush families. To most outside of Washington, that's the last match-up they want to see. The difference could perhaps be described as a tale of two Americas. The past 15 years have been a great time for political insiders, as the city of Washington, D.C., has become a boomtown. In fact, our nation's capital is now the nation's wealthiest metro market. Fueling the economic growth in our nation's capital has been an explosion of federal spending during the Barack...
  • Caesarism Comes to the Republican Party

    08/28/2015 9:54:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | Mona Charen
    Among a very long list of harms inflicted upon the United States by Barack Obama and his party, perhaps the worst was Caesarism. Obama relished the worship of millions in 2008. From his star turn at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, he was treated not as a political candidate, but as a savior. Progressives fell into a swoon, typified by Newsweek editor Evan Thomas' 2008 comment, "I mean in a way Obama's standing above the country, above -- above the world; he's sort of God." Now, a similar kind of unreasoning adulation is greeting (improbably enough) Donald Trump. Fred Barnes...
  • When Child Sex Abuse Gets Ignored

    08/28/2015 9:01:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    The double standard our media impose on child sexual abuse is garishly obvious. On Aug. 14, The Washington Post set the stage for the coming American visit of Pope Francis with another splashy front-page story on a man still berating the Catholic Church after being abused by a priest from 1969 to 1976. But on Aug. 21, after a court sentenced former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader Molly Shattuck, 48, for sexually abusing a 15-year old boy merely a year ago, the Post ignored it completely. Apparently, there was no room. That boy's family had no media advocate there. It's horrible that...
  • Two Impossible Things That Could Happen in 2016

    08/28/2015 8:29:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | Michael Barone
    "One can't believe impossible things," Alice objected. "I daresay you haven't had much practice," the Red Queen replied. "When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." You may be reading this sometime after breakfast, and six is a pretty large number of impossible things. But looking at developments in the 2016 campaign, I can see two impossible things -- impossible in the sense that almost every pundit (including me) ruled them out -- that might happen in the weeks and months...
  • Blame Liberals for the Rise of Trump

    08/28/2015 7:35:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | S.E Cupp
    There are a few existential questions which man has struggled but failed to answer conclusively, despite Sisyphean efforts, such as: Why are we here? What happens when we die? And why do kids go ape for "Frozen"? To these we may add another, which will go down as one of the great enigmas of modern American history: Why Trump? His rise -- and, more inexplicably, his durability -- has baffled even the most open-minded of us. But when man can't explain something, he settles for the next best thing: deciding who's to blame for it. To me, it's obvious. Trump...
  • Denver Corruptocrats' Chick-fil-A Smokescreen

    08/28/2015 5:23:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    Holier-than-thou liberals on the Denver city council are waging war on Chick-fil-A in the name of tolerance and diversity. Now, let me tell you what the squawking is really all about: It's a distraction, a feint, a mile-high smokescreen. Spiteful Democrats claim they are upholding progressive "Denver values" by delaying approval of an airport concession contract with the Christian-owned restaurant chain. But the politically correct storm over same-sex marriage (which Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy personally opposes) is convenient cover for the local government's serial mismanagement, bloated spending and shady contracting practices. Denver International Airport concessionaires raked in more than $322...
  • New Polls: More Bad News for Hillary, More Good News for Trump

    08/27/2015 2:23:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 27, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: There's all kinds of new polls out, ladies and gentlemen. A new Quinnipiac poll. You know what the word most commonly associated with Hillary Clinton is? "Liar." I'm not kidding. The second most closely associated word Hillary Clinton is "dishonest." And the third most commonly associated word with Mrs. Clinton is "untrustworthy." And she is the Democrats' leading nominee. And Joe Biden is getting out that he doesn't know if he's got enough emotional fuel in the tank. He just doesn't know if he's got it. On the Republican side, there's big news with Trump. Trump has told Republican...
  • Decades of Cruel Liberalism Created Vester Flanagan's Victim Mentality

    08/27/2015 2:16:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 27, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: We have learned a lot more since we completed the program yesterday about the details behind the scenes that led to the shooting near Roanoke, Virginia, yesterday. I've learned a lot more about the shooter and his relationship with people he worked with and people he worked for throughout his career. Bryce Williams is his stage name. And it turns out... Let me go at this from the standpoint of my experience in the business of broadcasting. I want to take you back to the early 1970s. I left home at age 20 in 1971 for my first job...
  • Is the GOP Establishment Learning Anything? Because They Should Be

    08/27/2015 2:05:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 27, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: "Trump Telling GOP Brass He Will Forgo A Third-Party Run." This according to sources. Donald Trump has also weighed in on what happened in Virginia yesterday. He says mental health is the problem, not the gun. We have news on the Democrat side. Joe Biden is unsure if he has the emotional fuel for a presidential run. And, by the way, he made this comment in what he thought was a private meeting off the record. He was talking to other Democrats, elected Democrats, fundraisers and others. Well, we're told that he thought it was off the record. I...
  • New Republic Libs Romanticize Stalin

    08/27/2015 1:51:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 27, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Folks, I saw something that I have to comment on. You know, this is outside the realm of the presidential race, but it is still right smack-dab in the middle of what we all care about, and that is the future of this country. You know and I know how frustrating it is to try to persuade liberals to abandon liberalism, or to put it another way, you know how hard it is to get liberals to switch to conservatism. One of the things that... I'll give you a couple examples of frustrating things to me. For example, we...
  • An Open Letter To Donald Trump

    08/27/2015 12:22:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 27, 2015 | Michael Brown
    Dear Mr. Trump, Like millions of Americans, I am intrigued with your meteoric rise to the top of the polls. You have truly captured the imagination of this nation. Because I would love to see you succeed, I’ve got some unsolicited advice for you. And you’re going to love this. It’s free! If you’ll allow me to introduce myself, I’m a Jewish follower of Jesus (just like Peter and Paul and John and the rest of the apostles), an author, professor, minister, and national talk radio host. My wife, Nancy, and I have been married for almost 40 years, and...
  • The Contentless “Conservative” Opposition to Patent Reform

    08/27/2015 11:31:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 27, 2015 | Mytheos Holt
    What do you call someone who supports Federal bureaucrats granting rights out of thin air, judges legislating from the bench about how those rights work, and spreads terror about technological progress (along with derogatory comparisons to Uber)? Sadly, some people seem to think you should call them “conservatives.” At least, that’s the only thing I can get out of looking at the so-called conservative opposition to patent reform, which just this week added yet more confusion to the debate when a group calling itself the Conservative Action Project put out a letter slamming the two major patent reform bills making...
  • Amputees decry Medicare payment overhaul for artificial feet

    08/27/2015 11:00:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    AP News via Townhall.com ^ | August 27, 2015
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is trying to disentangle itself from another controversy over Medicare coverage. Amputees are protesting this time, fearing they'll be denied the latest technology for artificial legs and feet. Medicare spending for those items soared in the last 10 years, even as the number of amputees declined because of improved diabetes care. That prompted scrutiny from government investigators. Recently, Medicare's billing contractors proposed closer medical supervision of the independent technicians who sell and fit artificial limbs, as well as tighter rules for patients to qualify for high-tech devices that can cost as much as a...
  • Do You Think They Really Understand the Mess We Are In?

    08/27/2015 10:52:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 27, 2015 | Matt Towery
    It's not just the stock market that is having trouble these days. In reality, everywhere you look there are just plain wacky things going on that somehow much of the media and political "intelligentsia" have failed to report or acknowledge. Back in April, this column, based on analysis of several readily available financial surveys, suggested that a major correction in our markets was likely, not in a matter of years, but in just months. Bam. It happened. The most troubling aspects are not the issues or problems that require a crystal ball and a lot of luck. More concerning is...
  • Trump Says What He Means and Means What He Says

    08/27/2015 10:41:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 27, 2015 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Pollster Frank Luntz conducted a 29-person focus group of Trump supporters this past Monday. At one point, while talking to journalists who were watching the group through a one-way mirror, Luntz said, "I want to put the Republican leadership behind this mirror and let them see. They need to wake up. They don't realize how the grassroots have abandoned them. Donald Trump is punishment to a Republican elite that wasn't listening to their grassroots." The next evening, Luntz elaborated on the focus group results. "Let me be clear about this," he told Sean Hannity on Fox News. "What Trump has...
  • U.S. and UK Politics Are Mirror Images

    08/27/2015 9:54:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Cal Thomas
    LONDON -- It's remarkable how often British and American politics resemble each other; often only the accents differ. Following a disastrous defeat at the hands of Prime Minister David Cameron's Tories, the Labour Party appears ready to elect as its next leader one Jeremy Corbyn, a hardcore leftist, self-described socialist and member of Parliament, who recently compared ISIS to the U.S. military and has called the terrorist group Hamas a "friend." Corbyn also wants to renationalize some British industries and increase taxes on "the rich," who are already paying more than half their earnings in income taxes, as well as...
  • What If Hillary Clinton Doesn't Care?

    08/27/2015 5:48:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 27, 2015 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    What if former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been pulling the wool over our eyes for years? What if, while she was secretary of state, she ran two secret wars, one in Libya and one in Syria? What if there already were wars in each of those countries, so she used those wars as covers for her own? What if President Obama gave permission for her to do this? What if the president lacks the legal authority to authorize anyone to fight secret wars? What if she obtained the consent of a dozen members of Congress from both...
  • Letter to a Friend: 'Harsh Immigration' Is Not Why Latinos Hate Republicans

    08/27/2015 4:59:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 27, 2015 | Larry Elder,
    Dear Larry: Geez, I cannot fathom the polls that have Donald Trump leading. Either a lot of Republicans are just frustrated or stupid, or both -- and they want a bomb-thrower. Or it is pro-Hillary Clinton Democrats voting in those polls. Trump is ruining the race for the serious Republican candidates and thereby helping Hillary immensely. Democrats must be loving his clown act. It deflects attention from Hillary's emails. Over time, Trump has donated more money to Democratic candidates than Republican candidates. Does he have any positions other than the one on immigration? At least from the news clips I've...
  • His Own Worst Enemy

    08/27/2015 4:50:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 27, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    On paper, Donald Trump offers a lot as a candidate. He’s able to command a room, he is decisive, confident, unapologetic for what he believes, doesn’t need to kiss rings and make promises to raise money, and he stands up to an activist media. But campaigns aren’t run on paper, they’re run in life. And in life, Donald Trump appears to have an out-of-control ego in need of constant feeding, which is coupled with no ability to control himself. Nothing about Donald Trump’s life requires constraint. Worth somewhere in the neighborhood of $10 billion, there is nothing he can’t afford...
  • Catcalling Democrats: Hillary, Get Out!

    08/26/2015 1:41:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 26, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Polling data shows that Trump is just continuing to skyrocket in most places. Hillary still beats Trump head-to-head in Wisconsin, I think I saw that. But Hillary man, oh, man, oh, man, I'll tell you the catcalls on the Democrat side among Democrats and media are for her to just get out. Last week it was one supporter writing in the UK Telegraph, I think, that we quoted, who said, "Please, Hillary, I love you, but please get out before you embarrass yourself. Please get out. Please." Many more people have now joined that refrain. And now the popular...
  • Jorge Ramos Isn't a Journalist. He's the General of the Illegal Immigration Invasion!

    08/26/2015 1:34:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 26, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Let me grab the phones, quickly, and get started with this. Houston, Texas. Umberto, it's great to have you on the program, sir. Hello. CALLER: Yes, hello. Hi, Rush. RUSH: How are you doing, Umberto? CALLER: Not bad, not bad. It's a privilege to be able to be on your show. RUSH: Thank you, sir. CALLER: Okay, no problem. Listen, this thing about this Jorge Ramos from Univision. The guy was really out of line. The guy had no... If I were Univision, I would fire him in a minute, because this represents, I hope, what Univision stands for,...
  • Hillary Is Still Haunted By the Ghost of Rush After He Left a Note in the Lincoln Bedroom

    08/26/2015 12:59:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 26, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Folks, I have to tell you. This was funny. Monday I wake up and there's an e-mail from Snerdley. He said, "I love the first two paragraphs of this." And he gave me the Web link. I said, "I wonder what this is?" Snerdley does not bother me with e-mail because he knows so many other people do. So he tries to go judicious. When I get an e-mail from Snerdley, I know it's something, and the link was to the New Yorker. It was a story on Hillary and her e-mail server and problem. And I read the...
  • WDBJ Shooting Exposes the Ugly Underbelly of Social Media; Coverage

    08/26/2015 12:42:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 26, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: You know when I first heard about the shooting in Virginia this morning, I thought it had to be a lovers thing. The original reports were that the reporter and the cameraman were engaged, and they are, but not to each other. But the original report had them engaged to each other. So the shooting happens and I thought it had to be a lovers triangle. Turns out that's not what it was. It's a racist, I should say racial incident, perhaps. It's gonna be a big, big conflict for the media here as this goes forward. Greetings, my...
  • Terror and Surprise on the Paris Express

    08/26/2015 12:26:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 26, 2014 | Austin Bay
    Terrorists rely on concealment in order to launch surprise attacks. Last week's attempted attack on a high-speed train traveling from Holland to Paris via Belgium involved successful concealment, up to a point. At that point, the passengers surprised the terrorist. Islamist terrorist Ayoub El Khazzani managed to evade security agency surveillance in at least five countries. Despite strict Belgian and French gun- and ammunition-control laws, not only did Khazzani acquire an AK-47 assault rifle, but when the moment came to wage armed jihad, he successfully evaded rail station security and slipped his AK with 200 rounds of ammo on board...
  • Ashley Madison, Josh Duggar and the Nasty Left

    08/26/2015 11:03:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 61 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 26, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    Last week, Internet criminals responsible for hacking the adultery website Ashley Madison released full records of those who registered to use the service. The media began perusing the list -- and naturally, the first major name to hit the media was Josh Duggar. The media busted Duggar several months ago, too, when they released information that the former "19 Kids and Counting" reality star had molested children as a teenager. What makes Duggar's infidelity noteworthy? The fact that he purported to be a religious Christian. In his adulthood, Duggar became executive director of Family Research Council Action, the legislative...
  • ACLU: Force Catholic Hospitals to Abandon Catholic Faith

    08/26/2015 10:28:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 26, 2015 | Terry Jeffrey
    The woefully misnamed American Civil Liberties Union is launching a crusade to force Catholic hospitals to act against Catholic moral teachings and the natural law. This is an un-American attack on religious liberty. The ACLU's intentions came to light this week after it threatened to sue Mercy Medical Center in Redding, California, which is operated by the Sisters of Mercy. The hospital is a part of Dignity Health, a nonprofit that operates 40 hospitals -- 22 of which are Catholic -- in California, Nevada and Arizona. As reported by the San Francisco Chronicle on Monday, Elizabeth Gill, an ACLU lawyer,...
  • Trump And Obama -- Mirror Images Of The Same Warped View Of The Constitution (Barf Alert!!!)

    08/26/2015 10:17:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 26, 2015 | Bob Barr
    Before taking the stage at a campaign event in Mobile, Alabama last Friday, Donald Trump had his private jet circle the venue -- a college football stadium packed with 30,000 screaming fans, some waving signs that proclaimed, “Thank You, Lord Jesus, for President Trump"; and everyone waiting breathlessly to see the man who repeatedly tells us he “tells it like it is.” It was a “rock star” move even President Barack Obama did not have the moxie to pull-off in 2008. But, for Trump, it is all a part of the show. Flamboyant gestures. Brash statements. No apologies. This is...
  • Manliness: An Unsung Trait of The Train Heroes

    08/26/2015 10:03:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 26, 2015 | Mona Charen
    When a heavily armed man emerged from the bathroom of a European train and began what was clearly intended as a massacre of innocent, unsuspecting civilians, six men ranging in age from 22 to 62 sprang into action. A banker and a middle-aged academic, both French, were first on the scene. The sound of gunfire awakened three young American tourists: Alek Skarlatos, Spencer Stone and Anthony Sadler. In a moment evocative of the Flight 93 passengers' shining courage on 9/11, Skarlatos saw Ayoub El-Khazzani struggling with one of his guns and leapt up, saying simply "Let's go" to his friends....
  • Liberal Hypocrisy on the Subject of Constitutional Tinkering

    08/26/2015 9:35:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 26, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    When is it outrageous to amend the Constitution? Donald Trump, the front-runner in the race for the Republican nomination, wants to overturn the constitutional guarantee of birthright citizenship. Whether out of panic or sincerity, a number of other Republican candidates have joined the bandwagon. This is probably good politics for the GOP nomination and almost certainly bad politics for the general election. I am inclined against the idea as a matter of public policy, because the costs would outweigh the benefits. But I am far from convinced it is something to be outraged about. It's funny: On countless public policy...
  • Black Lives Don't Matter: No Lives Matter When Life Is Not Sacred

    08/26/2015 8:26:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 26, 2015 | Star Parker
    Video number eight from the Center for Medical Progress has been released, containing segments of material from its previous seven videos, depicting Planned Parenthood's gruesome commerce in infant body parts. This includes commerce in intact cadavers. One segment shows an executive of one of its client firms laughing about it. This latest video has provoked a new round of demonstrations by thousands across the nation to continue to raise awareness about the sickening, inhumane, and yes, uncivilized behavior that is tolerated in our nation. And even more unbelievably, that taxpayer funds (more than $500 million dollars annually) are funneled...
  • TV Networks Make Waves for Trump

    08/26/2015 7:55:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 26, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    The fascination of the news media with Donald Trump is ironic, to say the least. For people who have long lamented the domination of Big Money in politics, these reporters are presenting Mr. Big Money himself with a ticker tape parade of free media. It could be considered hypocritical, too. Big Money is a bad thing -- unless they're the ones making it. Fox's 24 million viewers for their debate proved Trump's market value; ever since that debate, it's been all media, all the time for him. One might have assumed that other candidates would have gotten more attention after...
  • The Struggle for Economic Liberty

    08/26/2015 4:29:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 26, 2015 | Walter E. Williams
    Here's my taxi question. If a person is law-abiding, has a driver's license, has a car or van that has passed safety inspection, and has adequate liability insurance, is there any consumer-oriented reason he should not be able to become a taxicab owner/operator? Put another way: If you wish to hire the services of such a person, what right does a third party have to prevent that exchange? Many cities have granted monopoly power to taxi companies -- the right to prevent entry by others. Sometimes this monopoly takes the form of exclusive government-granted rights to particular individuals to provide...
  • The Fallacy of the Participation Trophy

    08/26/2015 4:21:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 26, 2015 | Allen West
    I was in Pittsburgh last week to speak and was bunked down at the historic Duquesne Club downtown. Thursday morning I awoke for a morning run and headed to the riverfront trail. I headed past the home of the Pittsburgh Pirates, who the evening prior had defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks, then past Heinz Field, home of the Steelers. I went on down along the Ohio River and decided to turn around at Peggy’s Harbor. On the way back as I passed Heinz Field again I was hit with a blinding flash of the obvious. Earlier last week we learned of...
  • What Is Obama's Top Population-Control Freak Hiding?

    08/26/2015 4:07:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 26, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    The most transparent administration in American history is at it again -- dodging sunlight and evading public disclosure. Joining former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her secret servers, former IRS witch hunt queen Lois Lerner and her secret email accounts, former EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson and her Internet alter egos, and former Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and his non-public email account is White House science czar John Holdren. President Obama's top climate change adviser is defending his hide-and-seek game in federal court. Earlier this month, the Washington, D.C.-based Competitive Enterprise Institute appealed a D.C. district court ruling protecting Holdren's...
  • Obama: 'The Crazies' Won't Support My Iran Deal

    08/25/2015 1:58:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 25, 2015 | Guy Benson
    As a young Barack Obama once said at the 2004 Democratic convention: There are no “blue states” and “red states,” there are only blue states and states that make “common cause” with anti-American fanatics.The White House should pick a smear and settle on it. Are critics of his terrible nuclear deal warmongering nutcases like the worst elements in Iran or are they treacherous Jews secretly loyal to Israel? “What I said is absolutely true factually. The truth of the matter is, inside of Iran, the people most opposed to the deal are the Revolutionary Guard, the Quds force, hard-liners who...
  • GOP Should Worry Less About Trump and More About Itself

    08/25/2015 10:22:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 25, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    Commentators and political consultants are working overtime to divine why Donald Trump's candidacy is explosively successful despite his breaking all the established rules. They're outthinking themselves. They say he is a flash in the pan, the darling of disaffected independents, the tea party's dream, a Clinton plant or the right wing's narcissistic alternative to Barack Obama.Folks, it's not that difficult. For many Americans -- who knows what percentage? -- the Republican Party is not an antidote to President Obama's seven-year wrecking ball.They look at the GOP and occasionally see strong rhetoric but mostly observe a lack of inspiration, energy and...
  • Mortgage Madness Returns

    08/25/2015 9:09:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 25, 2015 | Stephen Moore
    Last month I bought a house in Potomac, Md., a trade-up on my current home, and was shocked to learn in the ensuing weeks that I couldn't get a mortgage loan. First, I went to PNC bank. Then Wells Fargo. Then another. Denied. Denied. Denied. No, I don't feel entitled to a loan, and the banks have every right not to lend me money. But my tale of woe tells a broader tale of what is going on in the lending industry these days. All the bankers told me the same thing: "Steve, if you'd walked in our bank eight...
  • Democrat Congresswoman Insinuates Scott Walker is Literally Lynching African Americans in Wisconsin

    08/25/2015 8:59:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 25, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Remember when DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said this?: “Scott Walker has given women the back of his hand. I know that is stark. I know that is direct. But that is reality.” Debbie Blabbermouth Schultz: Scott Walker has given women the back of his hand DWS has been outdone by Wisconsin Democrat Congresswoman Gwen Moore, who reportedly said during a call with reporters Monday that Scott Walker's policies are "tightening the noose, literally, around African Americans." .@RepGwenMoore says @ScottWalker's policies are "tightening the noose, literally, around African Americans" in Milwaukee and Wisconsin— Scott Bauer (@sbauerAP) August 24, 2015In other...
  • Hillary Clinton and 'Black Lives Matter': An Unproductive Confrontation

    08/25/2015 4:48:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 25, 2015 | Michael Barone
    Reporters and voters have so far gotten few glimpses of Hillary Clinton speaking candidly. One of the few examples available is in the videotape and transcript of her meeting with Black Lives Matter protesters in New Hampshire last week. Clinton handled herself adeptly, but her effort to propitiate the protesters spotlights a problem Democrats face -- appeasing a movement whose premises are factually questionable and whose tactics are off-putting to many voters. The candidate was attacked for her husband's acceptance of welfare reform ("disasters in impoverished communities of color") and "the domestic and international War on Drugs." Clinton said that...
  • The D.C. Idiocracy: Remember The Really Dumb Kids In School? They're Now In Charge Of Your Life

    08/25/2015 4:35:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 25, 2015 | John Hawkins
    How did our politicians get so stupid? When I say our politicians are stupid, I’m not talking about ideological differences, I’m talking about stupid in a turkey-is-drowning-while-it-looks-up-in-a-rainstorm kind of dumb. Of course, that’s a myth. Turkeys don’t actually drown themselves to death that way – but, can we say the same for Joe Biden, Barack Obama and John McCain? I think we all owe a debt of gratitude to the staffers who carry their umbrellas and remind them to look down during rainstorms. Now at first glance, saying that our politicians are stupid doesn’t seem to hold any water. After...
  • Hero: Unable to carry on, woman chugs entire bottle of cognac at airport security

    08/24/2015 7:54:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 104 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | August 24, 2015 | Guy Benson
    Consider this your evening palate cleanser, appropriately alcohol- and China-related in light of today’s drink-inducing rollercoaster ride on Wall Street. Sorry aspirants — this year’s Alcohol Olympics are over, and we have ourselves an undisputed gold medalist. Raise the flag and strike up the band: We’ve all been stopped at airport security with a forgotten bottle of water, which we can either toss away or drink quickly in front of airport security. But what happens if that liquid is not water, but an entire bottle of European cognac? For airline passenger Miss Zhao, there was only one solution: slam it...
  • Honor the Victims of Communism and Nazism On Black Ribbon Day

    08/24/2015 11:45:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 24, 2015 | Gabriella Hoffman
    The Soviet Union may have collapsed, but its decades’ long reign of terror shall not be forgotten. The 20th century was marked by intense tragedy due to the pernicious ideologies of National Socialism and global communism that killed over 100 million people. Millions suffered and died under the tyrannical rule of both Adolph Hitler in Nazi Germany and Joseph Stalin in the Soviet Union, respectively. While the former usually receives resounding condemnation, the latter – particularly the Soviet variant – is wholly ignored by many today. That is why it is imperative to celebrate Black Ribbon Day on August 23rd,...