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  • How Many Elections Will The Democrats Steal?

    10/31/2014 10:21:11 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 34 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | October 31, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Theft: As "calibration errors" switch votes in Illinois and Maryland, an election watchdog group sues the latter over massive voting by noncitizens in one county after discovering voters registered in multiple states. The fact that many people will do anything to get out of jury duty has exposed massive fraudulent voting in Frederick County, Md., that may have been going on for years. Illegal aliens who stated they were noncitizens on jury duty forms were found to have cast votes in elections. The Virginia Voters Alliance (VVA) cross-checked jury duty forms with individual voting records and found that hundreds of...
  • How the Far-Left Hijacked a Cat-Calling Debate and Started to Eat Itself

    10/31/2014 12:34:00 PM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | October 31, 2014 | Charles C.W. Cooke
    This, however, seems to be too rubish a deduction for its critics. So reflexive has the search for complexity become that even the most straightforward of questions are now twisted and bent into more pleasingly distressing shapes. In her Brooklyn Magazine piece, Iverson argues that “it’s no coincidence that Roberts is presented in the video as being explicitly not responsible for the attacks on her because she’s not wearing ‘provocative’ clothes and she doesn’t respond to any of the verbal assaults thrown at her.” At first blush, one would have imagined this to be a positive thing. Does not the...
  • A Halloween Sack Full of Subsidized Sugar

    10/31/2014 9:49:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 31, 2014 | Jim Martin
    If you really want to put a spook into people this Halloween, maybe dress up like the Free Market. That's a vision that scares a lot of folks these days – especially those who grow the sugar in our favorite holiday candies. Here in America, where the free-enterprise system should be celebrated, the government artificially props up prices by mandating how much sugar farmers can produce, restricting competition with high tariffs and buying up sugar with taxpayer money when there’s a surplus. That means in the U.S. we’re paying more for sugar and the many products that use sugar than...
  • EDITORIAL: Why hasn’t Army’s report on Bowe Bergdahl been released?

    10/31/2014 8:24:27 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 30, 2014 | Editorial
    An inquiry into the swap is complete, but no news until after TuesdayThe Army has apparently completed its investigation of the circumstances surrounding the suspected desertion of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, but no one expects to see the results before Tuesday’s elections. The last thing the Obama administration wants now is a round of attention to the sordid details of another public-relations disaster. Sgt. Bergdahl, at the time a private, walked away from his base in Afghanistan in 2009 and spent nearly five years in Taliban captivity. His captors released him in May in exchange for five high-ranking Taliban terrorist...
  • The Democrats' Achilles' Heel

    10/31/2014 5:14:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 31, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    I read a shocking headline today: "Ex-Con: Most Black Youths See Obama As 'Deadbeat' Leader." Is this an obvious outlier, or could there be something to this? The ex-con referred to in the headline is Paul McKinley, a member of Voices of the Ex-Offender, which is described as a grass-roots group of former inmates. On the "Steve Malzberg Show" on NewsmaxTV, McKinley said: "Every time they question the president about the black community, he's apologetic or he's embarrassed. ... I would say, 97 percent of the time he (doesn't) even want to say that there even exists a black community....
  • The Domestic Violence Blacklist

    10/31/2014 5:04:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 31, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    The "No More" TV advertisement blitz against domestic violence by professional athletes is obnoxious and reeks of political correctness. Exactly why does the public need to be indoctrinated about this, as if the audience for "Monday Night Football" is to blame? It's another reason to stop watching this sport. But there is another reason to be opposed to this clearly political pressure campaign. In the current atmosphere, where even accusations of abuse are toxic public relations, what happens when a pro is falsely accused? Consider the story of Dante Cunningham. Six months ago, the Minnesota Timberwolves basketball player drove into...
  • Democratic Dogs That Aren't Barking

    10/31/2014 3:45:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 31, 2014 | Michael Barone
    Sherlock Holmes famously solved a mystery by noticing the dog that didn't bark in the night. Dogs that are not barking at night -- nor in prime time -- provide some useful clues to understanding the significance of this year's election. Contrary to the disparagement of some liberal pundits, this election is not about nothing. But is not about certain, specific things they might like to hear. President Obama recently said that Democrats in serious Senate and House contests this year back "every one" of his programs. But you hear very little about those programs in their ads. The stimulus...
  • Joni Ernst is Right to Skip Editorial Board Meetings

    10/31/2014 3:42:42 AM PDT · by iowamark · 22 replies
    RedState ^ | October 30, 2014 | Leon H. Wolf
    The media’s sense of entitlement is really something to behold whenever they feel like they aren’t getting their due. The most recent example of this phenomenon has been the media’s reaction to Joni Ernst’s decision to skip meetings with three editorial board meetings, including one with the Des Moines Register, last week. The media, predictably, is up in arms over the gall of Ernst in skipping their gatekeeping function, leading the media to declare that Ernst is unfit for office. Predictably, Ernst has responded that she sees no value added in wasting her time kowtowing to people who aren’t going...
  • The New York Times' War on Gun-Owning Rape Victims

    10/31/2014 3:29:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 31, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    Nasty New York Timeseditorial writer David Firestone pretends to care about campaign scare-mongering. But what he and his elitist ilk really fear are independent-thinking women who have dared to exercise their First Amendment powers to defend their Second Amendment rights. This week, Firestone took aim at "attack ads" sponsored by the National Rifle Association. The "worst commercial," he says, "features a rape victim describing her assault and accusing" former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg "of wanting to take away her right to defend herself." That rape victim has a name and a story Firestone couldn't even bother to mention....
  • The Louisiana Senate race: Sweet success

    10/30/2014 3:31:48 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 7 replies
    The Economist ^ | Dec 12th 2002
    NEGATIVE advertising has its uses. It was ads mocking the stately Washington home of Mary Landrieu, Louisiana's Democratic junior senator, that forced her into a run-off after November's election. (SNIP) A Mexican newspaper reported that Mr Bush had agreed to allow more sugar from that country into the United States. Ms Landrieu said this policy (which the White House denied approving) would hurt Louisiana's sugar-cane farmers, and promised to fight it. Her sudden embrace of protectionism was a bit hypocritical, since she and other Louisiana Democrats have scorned Mr Bush's decision to impose tariffs on the foreign steel that moves...
  • New York Times Launches Democrat Get-Out-the-Vote Effort Disguised as News Stories

    10/30/2014 1:18:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 30, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: To the election. The New York Times is all over the place today. The New York Times is a good place to start because it's the house organ for the Democrat Party. In one story in the New York Times you find, unbelievably, why polls tend to undercount Democrats. You heard me right. "Polls show that the Republicans have an advantage in the fight for control of the Senate. "They lead in enough states to win control, and they have additional opportunities in North Carolina and New Hampshire to make up for potential upsets. As Election Day...
  • An Appeal to Christians Who Plan to Sit Out This Election

    10/30/2014 1:04:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 152 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 30, 2014 | Jerry Newcombe
    In polite society, you’re not supposed to talk about politics, sex, or religion. Sorry, but this column will discuss all three, directly or indirectly. In America, we get the kind of government we deserve. Is this the best we can do? There certainly is a big divide in how we approach politics, even among well-meaning Christians. I was asked to speak at our church recently, and the title was given to me: “To vote or not to vote?” Are you serious? How can we not vote? We’re in such a mess because we haven’t been voting our values. I believe...
  • Trying to Silence Bill Maher in the Cradle of Free Speech

    10/30/2014 12:25:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 30, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    "The students at the University of California at Berkeley represent a diverse array of students from all walks of life," begins the student petition. Somehow you just know that before the end, the document will demand that the administration muzzle someone -- for the sake of diversity. The spirit of far-left censors trumps exposure to novel ideas. Hence the petition, titled "Stop Bill Maher from speaking at UC Berkeley's December graduation." "It is the responsibility of the University of California to protect all students and uphold a standard of civility," quoth the petition, which has gathered more than 4,000 signatures....
  • Eric Holder Regrets Not Using Better Language to Target Fox News' James Rosen

    10/30/2014 11:14:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 30, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Attorney General Eric Holder officially submitted his resignation to President Obama last month after six years at the Department of Justice. Although a replacement for Holder will not be nominated until after the 2014 midterm elections, the attorney general is opening up about his worst decision during his tenure.  I can't imagine it was easy for him to choose only one. Speaking yesterday at a forum held in Washington D.C., Holder said he should have taken a "closer look at the language" used in subpoena naming Fox News' James Rosen as a criminal co-conspirator. Asked what decision he wishes he could do...
  • Why Obama Hates Netanyahu

    10/30/2014 7:05:46 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 68 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | 10-30-2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Obama’s foreign policy was supposed to reboot America’s relationship with the rest of the world. Old allies would become people we occasionally talked to. Old enemies would become new allies. Goodbye Queen, hello Vladimir. Trade the Anglosphere for Latin America’s Marxist dictatorships. Replace allied governments in the Middle East with Islamists and call it a day for the Caliphate. Very little of that went according to plan. Obama is still stuck with Europe. The Middle East and Latin American leftists still hate America. The Arab Spring imploded. Japan, South Korea and India have conservative governments. And then there’s Israel. The...
  • Can the Pope Shut Up Too?

    10/30/2014 6:27:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 30, 2014 | John Ransom
    Last week I pleaded for Federal Reserve chair, Janet Yellen, to shut up. Yellen had gotten crosswise with me in her attempt to inject politics into her role as head of the banks in the country. Specifically, Yellen argued that income inequality is rising in the United States and that it greatly concerns her in her role as Fed chair. “The distribution of income and wealth in the United States has been widening more or less steadily for several decades,” said Yellen to Fed conference members “to a greater extent than in most advanced countries….The extent of and continuing increase...
  • The Presumption of Liberty

    10/30/2014 6:16:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 30, 2014 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    In the years following the adoption of the Constitution, before he was Secretary of State under President Thomas Jefferson and then president himself, James Madison, who wrote the Constitution, was a member of the House of Representatives. During that period of his life, he gave illuminating speeches and wrote elegant essays and letters about human freedom. In one of his essays, Madison noted that freedom came about in Europe when the people rose up and cast off or intimidated tyrants, who reluctantly granted the people the freedoms they sought. That was, in Madison's words, "power granting liberty." The American experience...
  • PunditFact Lies Again

    10/30/2014 5:14:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 30, 2014 | Larry Elder
    PunditFact strikes again. For the second time. PunditFact is a so-called truth-seeking column by the Tampa Bay Times. Its website describes the feature as "dedicated to checking the accuracy of claims by pundits, columnists, bloggers, political analysts, the hosts and guests of talk shows." President Barack Obama, for example, recently made the following patently wrongheaded claim: "The states that have raised the minimum wage have had faster job growth than the states that haven't raised the minimum wage." This claim implies a causal connection between raising the minimum wage and prosperity. Minimum-wage hikes do not provoke growth. Indeed, the reverse...
  • Environmentalists: The World Could Use A Good Pandemic Or War

    10/30/2014 5:01:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 30, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    In the late 1960s through the 1970s, there was a panic that the Earth’s population, if not controlled, would lead to mass food shortages, water shortages, death, wars and the end of civilization as it existed. But much like the “global cooling” movement during the same period, it was proven to be horribly, horribly wrong. The book “The Population Bomb,” published in 1968, warned that by the 1980s there would be massive upheaval and starvation because of overpopulation. The 80s came and went, and even though the Earth’s population has nearly doubled, from 4 billion in 1974 to 7 billion...
  • Our Make-It-Up World

    10/30/2014 4:39:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 30, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Do bothersome facts matter anymore? Not really. This is an age when Americans were assured that the Affordable Care Act lowered our premiums. It cut deductibles. Obamacare allowed us to keep our doctors and health plans, and lowered the deficit. Those fantasies were both demonstrably untrue and did not matter, given the supposedly noble aims of health care reform. The Islamic State is at times dubbed jayvee, a manageable problem, and a dangerous enemy -- or anything the administration wishes it to be, depending on the political climate of any given week. Some days Americans are told there is no...
  • Getting Stuff Done

    10/30/2014 4:31:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 30, 2014 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Prognosticators are predicting a Republican takeover of the United States Senate, and a pickup of a few seats in the House of Representatives. Driven in large part by the unpopularity of President Barack Obama (latest Gallup poll 42 percent approve, 53 percent disapprove of Obama), this potential change in control provides both an opportunity and a risk for Republicans. The Republicans have an opportunity to set out a clear agenda and provide 2016 voters with a clear contrast between themselves and the Democrats. But they also face a risk: that they will battle among themselves or overreach and fail in...
  • McINNES: Why They Hate Us

    10/30/2014 4:18:14 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 13 replies
    truthrevolt.org ^ | 10-29-2014 | Gavin McInnes
    Bill Maher has been banned from Berkley due to his Islamaphobic beliefs. He’s been in the hot seat for weeks now because he dared to imply there may be an innate streak of violence within Islam that has nothing to do with our foreign policy. This is blasphemy among the left; they are happy to sacrifice one of their own to the Gods of political correctness if he strays from the path. The “Why they hate us” meme is the myth that will not die. Suicidal maniacs are portrayed by both sides of the American political spectrum as rational adults...
  • Obama's arguments against an Ebola quarantine make no sense

    10/30/2014 3:23:06 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 29 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10/29/2014 | John Merline
    President Obama keeps saying that a mandatory quarantine of health workers returning from Ebola-afflicted countries is wrong. But the reasons he gives don't make logical sense. Why, for example, should soldiers returning from those countries stay isolated for 21 days — as now mandated by Defense Secretary Hagel — before returning to society, but not doctors, nurses or social workers who are far more likely to have been in direct contact with Ebola patients? Read More At Investor's Business Daily: http://news.investors.com/blogs-capital-hill/102914-724069-obama-arguments-against-ebola-quarantine-do-not-make-sense.htm#ixzz3HcejT7on Follow us: @IBDinvestors on Twitter | InvestorsBusinessDaily on Facebook
  • DEBATE REVIEW: Mary’s No Good, Very Bad Night (Still exempt Landrieu a crook?)

    10/30/2014 2:50:37 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    The Hayride ^ | 10/30/14 | MacAoidh
    Well, that got ugly pretty fast. In the last debate before Tuesday’s Senate primary election, the three major candidates took to the LSU Manship School of Journalism podiums (or is it podia?) and gave the voters an hour’s worth of speechifying as to why they deserve our votes. Or in Mary Landrieu’s case, why she’s ready to become a lobbyist. **SNIP** It might have been as good an answer as she could have given, and since Cassidy had already received a max-out donation from Bollinger for this cycle even before he declared for the Senate he probably wasn’t quite the...
  • Kaci Hickox, Self-Absorbed Hero

    10/30/2014 2:14:32 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 63 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 10-30-2014 | Mark Davis
    There is something uniquely jarring about a display of selfish insolence from someone who is so praiseworthy in other respects. Maddening traits usually come from maddening people, as their true character surfaces. But the insults delivered to a concerned nation by heroic nurse Kaci Hickox are particularly hard to absorb, because the proper reaction of revulsion does not mix well with the sentiments we would like to be sending her way. Those sentiments would be: We are so glad you are home safely, we pray for you to remain symptom-free, and most of all, we honor you for the courage...
  • The science on isolating health care workers

    10/29/2014 10:39:34 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    Human Events ^ | October 29, 2014 | Betsy McCaughey
    On Monday, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention head Thomas Frieden announced a new policy on health care workers returning from Ebola-plagued West Africa. Parroting President Obama’s Saturday radio address, Frieden cautioned that Americans must be “guided by the science,” not fear. Sorry. The Obama administration’s halfway approach is based on political correctness, not science. And it is a gamble. According to Frieden, about five health care workers fly back from West Africa to the U.S. every day, landing at Chicago, Newark, Atlanta, New York’s JFK or Dulles outside of Washington, D.C. For months, the CDC did almost nothing to...
  • Obama USING Marxist Experience to PROMOTE Muslim Expansion

    10/28/2014 2:52:12 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Walid Shoebat ^ | October 28, 2014 | Ben Barrack
    There are several debates when it comes to Barack Obama. One has to do with whether he is more Marxist or more Muslim. The answer may involve his usage of one to promote the elevation of the other ... Though Brzezinski rightly expressed concerns that the ‘Arab Spring’ could turn into the ‘Arab Winter’, he essentially advocated a repeat of his 1979 Afghanistan strategy in Libya ... After Gadhafi was overthrown, four Americans were murdered in Benghazi and the U.S. abandoned its embassy in Tripoli. Those of us with much less worldly experience knew it was a bad idea. How...
  • Obama Administration Finally Identifies The Middle East’s Biggest Problem: Israel

    10/29/2014 6:09:13 PM PDT · by SJackson · 24 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10-29-14 | David Harsanyi
    The Atlantic’s Jeffery Goldberg has written a piece detailing the deteriorating relationship between Israel and the Obama administration. The chief purpose of Goldberg’s piece is to humiliate Benjamin Netanyahu. None of this is especially shocking, considering the antagonism the administration has shown towards the Jewish State from the start. It’s the sort of antipathy Goldberg identified as Jewish paranoia back in 2008. Goldberg begins his piece with the following: The other day I was talking to a senior Obama administration official about the foreign leader who seems to frustrate the White House and the State Department the most. ‘The thing...
  • The Obama-Netanyahu Feud

    10/29/2014 6:07:16 PM PDT · by SJackson · 21 replies
    New York Sun ^ | October 29, 2014
    “Chickensh--t” is the word an aide at the State Department is using to describe Prime Minister Netanyahu, according to Jeffrey Goldberg of the Atlantic. Another Obama administration official calls the Israeli premier a “coward.” The officials lacked the courage to speak on the record, but if Mr. Goldberg reported they said it, you can take it to the bank. Another adjective the Atlantic legman says he’s heard used about Mr. Netanyahu is “aspergery,” meaning having difficulties with social intercourse. This about a leader who, in Mr. Netanyahu, has kept together a long-term coalition government in the planet’s liveliest parliamentary democracy....
  • Obama holds photo op with doctors who worked in west Africa —

    10/29/2014 5:34:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | October 29, 2014 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    So here’s the big symbolic “screw you, Chris Christie” press conference that I thought was going to happen yesterday. Christie wants mandatory precautionary quarantines of health-care workers returning from the hot zone, so Obama’s going to show him what a hysterical overreaction that is by appearing personally with some of those workers. Who, by the way, are currently still in the incubation period. “What about science?” wondered Noah on Twitter. Just learned returning health workers that just met with President @BarackObama still within 21 day monitoring period for #ebola— Dr. Sanjay Gupta (@drsanjaygupta) October 29, 2014 Explain this to me....
  • Dear Jews: Stop the Obama Paranoia

    10/29/2014 5:01:09 PM PDT · by SJackson · 53 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Oct 8 2008 | Jeffrey Goldberg
    I can't tell you how many e-mails I've received in the past two weeks that attempt to revive all of the absurd fears about Barack Obama, mainly of the sort that suggest he's a Manchurian Candidate who has been groomed his entire life by some Middle Eastern version of KAOS to seize the White House and immediately annihilate Israel. It's craziness of this sort: ...snip... So, all you rumor-mongering, fever-headed Jewish conspiracists: Support McCain, if you want, and there are credible reasons for doing so, but stop smearing Obama in the face of overwhelming evidence that the man is a...
  • hysterical media tell us to calm down

    10/29/2014 4:07:57 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 15 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 29 Oct 2014 | Ann Coulter
    In the past week, The New York Times has ridiculed Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Gov. Chris Christie for having "fed panic" by ordering quarantines for health workers arriving from Ebola-plagued countries. NBC News' Brian Williams opened his broadcast last Friday announcing that the Obama administration was trying "to restrain the Ebola panic." MSNBC's Rachel Maddow complained that the "hysteria" over Ebola was getting "stupider." I haven't noticed any panic. If you want panic, review media coverage of the police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri. That hair-on-fire coverage was based entirely, it turns out, on the media's gullibly swallowing inaccurate accounts of...
  • Election could tip historic number of legislatures into Republican hands

    10/29/2014 4:00:30 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 26 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | october 29, 2014 | Reid Wilson
    Republicans have the opportunity to take control of a record number of state legislative chambers across the country this year, as Democrats play defense in unfavorable terrain. The Republican landslide in 2010 and the subsequent redistricting process in 2012 gave the GOP control of a nearly unprecedented number of legislative chambers. Today, the party controls 59 of the 98 partisan chambers in 49 states, while Democrats control only 39 chambers (One legislature, Nebraska’s is officially nonpartisan). Once election results are tabulated in the 6,049 legislative races on the ballot in 46 states this year, Republicans could find themselves running even...
  • Election News Worsens for the Democrats; Millennials Want Republicans in Charge

    10/29/2014 3:58:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 29 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: We're a week away from the big election and we have news in that regard. You know, I haven't spent a lot of time -- I've spent some but, you know, I've not gone wall-to-wall on the election and polls and all of that up until now because it really hasn't meant much. Now it starts. The polling data and all of the reporting on the election, it's about now, particularly in midterm elections, that you can begin to, I don't know, trust at least more than, say, a week ago, a month ago, two months ago...
  • Kay Hagan's corporatism and cronyism enriches her campaign, family

    10/29/2014 3:50:10 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 10 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 29, 2014 | Timothy P. Carney
    North Carolina’s Senate race has become the most expensive Senate race in U.S. history. This is fitting, given how much in government goodies Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan’s donors and family have at stake. Hagan consistently votes for government to pick winners and losers — through grants, loan guarantees, and special one-time tax breaks. Those winners align very nicely with her donors, the companies she’s invested in, and even her own family’s bank account. One of Hagan’s first votes in Washington was for President Obama’s 2009 stimulus. JDC Manufacturing, a company partly owned by her husband Chip, received about $390,000 in...
  • My "Quarantine Christie" Line Hijacks Cable News

    10/29/2014 3:43:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 29, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, my one little line (sigh) has once again hijacked cable news. When I jokingly suggested that we need to quarantine Governor Christie, that line has hijacked cable news. We have a montage here. And by the way, they love this storyline. They love this, because now, you see, they're able to present me... Let me tell you why. They're able to present me as the leader of the GOP, because they think that is a negative thing for the GOP. They think that is very damaging to the GOP. One week before the election,...
  • Desperate Colorado Dems: GOP Senate Candidate Cory Gardner Wants to Ban Birth Control

    10/29/2014 3:29:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 29, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Have you heard the latest attempt against Cory Gardner in Colorado? I mean, it's so bad, the Democrats are running commercials saying that he wants to ban condoms. I'm not kidding you. He's only one of the guys that suggested making birth control available over-the-counter without a prescription to blunt this silly War on Women thing. Udall, his opponent, is simply repeating things. Udall, I don't even think his mind is in the can. He's a walking, talking robot. So while Gardner is talking about making birth control available over-the-counter, Udall is, for two weeks after that,...
  • New Democrat Tactic: "Voter Shaming"

    10/29/2014 3:20:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 29, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Okay, what is voter shaming? In North Carolina they're having the same problem, the Democrats are. It's not as pronounced as Colorado because Kay Hagan hasn't begun the silly implosion. Actually she has. It just hasn't registered yet. I mean, this woman, stimulus money went to her family? Her family is wealthy. She's flip-flopped on all kinds of things. The incompetence that is finally on display that is the Democrat Party, is just not a surprise to me, but so many people are finally seeing it. They're reacting in ways that we would all hope. "The North...
  • Most Expensive Housing Markets in US are in Liberal Districts

    10/29/2014 1:07:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 29, 2014 | Mike Shedlock
    Here's an interesting article thanks to Jed Kolko, Chief Economist at Trulia Trends via Washington Post Wonkblog: The most expensive housing markets in the U.S. are also the most liberal. The relationship between housing affordability and politics in the US is startlingly strong as these charts by Jed Kolko shows. Median asking price in dollars per square foot is on the vertical axis. Margin for Obama over Romney in the 2012 election is on the horizontal axis. With the exception of Orange County California, all of the high priced counties voted for Obama. The Washington Post notes .... Nine of...
  • Ebola Emergencies and Questionable Quarantines

    10/29/2014 12:34:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 29, 2014 | Jacob Sullum
    In a 1993 decision upholding the involuntary hospitalization of a Newark man with tuberculosis, New Jersey Superior Court Judge Donald Goldman noted that "the claim of 'disease' in a domestic setting has the same kind of power as the claim of 'national security' in matters relating to foreign policy." Goldman's point is worth keeping in mind as states such as New York and New Jersey implement quarantine policies that most experts view as a panicky overreaction to the potential threat posed by medical workers returning from Africa after treating Ebola patients. Abuse of the authority to restrict liberty in the...
  • Canadian Attack Prompts Absurd Reactions

    10/29/2014 12:14:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 29, 2014 | Rachel Marsden
    PARIS -- Some warped minds believe that when a nation suffers a terrorist attack, it somehow deserved it and should set about doing some soul searching. Implicit in this argument is the notion that the attacker was somehow justified in his heinous actions -- there was no other option but to lash out violently. Except that there is. Even the Islamic State could choose to exercise unofficial diplomacy through a sympathetic Persian Gulf country. But it doesn't, because the Islamic State isn't interested in diplomacy -- yet some critics expect Western democracies to suck it up whatever terrorism comes their...
  • Obama So Unpopular, Even MA Dems Don't Want Him Campaigning in Their State

    10/29/2014 7:39:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 29, 2014 | Donald Lambro
    http://media.townhall.com/townhall/reu/ha/2014/301/72a67c30-6141-4574-bf5e-089df2ca38f7.jpg> WASHINGTON - Americans go to the polls in seven days to cast their votes in a midterm election that's shaping up to be an angry outcry over the disastrous direction of the country. For the past six years, the Democrats have effectively been in charge by virtue of the fact that Barack Obama sits in the White House, setting policy, and his party is in control of the Senate (at least for now) that can block any legislation passed by the House Republicans. But even though Democrats control the major gates of power, Obama and his party have sought...
  • Saving Private Turner

    10/29/2014 7:11:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 29, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    Pfc. Due W. Turner is no longer the unknown soldier of Columbia County, Arkansas. At last his name has been added to the monument dedicated to the country's veterans on the courthouse square in Magnolia, Arkansas. That empty space on the list of Columbia County's veterans of World War II had stood waiting to be filled all these years, like a silent sentinel. The committee in charge of the monument, once it learned that one of the county's own had been overlooked all these years, did its duty -- just as Private Turner had done his. At long last, it...
  • Gino Bartali: The man who helped save Italy's Jews("Italy's very own version of Babe Ruth")

    10/29/2014 6:44:57 AM PDT · by Fenhalls555 · 7 replies
    CNN ^ | October 29, 2014 | James Masters
    (CNN) -- "He never asked nor accepted any reward, because he was good and simple and did not think that one did good for a reward." (Primo Levi, If This Is A Man) Gino Bartali wanted to keep it to himself. How could a man, so famous and so revered, keep it a secret for so long? "Good is something you do, not something you talk about," Bartali once explained. "Some medals are pinned to your soul, not to your jacket." He was Italy's very own version of Babe Ruth -- a man whose personality, character and success transcended sport....
  • Let’s Start Treating Humans Humanely

    10/29/2014 6:44:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 29, 2014 | Arina Grossu
    Imagine being torn apart, limb from limb until you bled to death. That would be excruciating pain, right? This is not a mere cruel thought about the medieval act of quartering. A modern day punishment is being inflicted on innocent, vulnerable human beings who can feel pain. The 1999 U.S. Supreme Court case of Stenberg v. Carhart reveals the ugly reality of abortion of pain-capable pre-born children via dismemberment, where the child’s arms and legs are twisted off by the abortionist using a steel clamp. Dr. Carhart, the abortionist on trial, confirmed that the preborn child can be alive at...
  • Turn Down for What?

    10/29/2014 6:08:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 29, 2014 | Ben Shapiro
    On the way to the airport the other day, my Uber driver, an elderly Russian chap, turned on a Top 40 radio station. Not being one to complain, I actually sat and listened to the lyrics. The song blasting through the speakers of the late-model Honda Civic was titled "Habits." The singer, a young, presumably wealthy Swede named Tove Lo (actual name: Tove Nilsson), warbles about her need to visit sex clubs, do drugs, "binge on all my Twinkies, throw up in the tub." She laments that she "drank up all my money." Why? Well, she explains, "You're gone and...
  • Let Erik Prince and Blackwater Take on ISIS – To Kill Them, Not “Degrade” Them

    10/29/2014 5:57:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 29, 2014 | Bob Barr
    Like many liberal criticisms of market-based solutions to public policy problems, the idea of privatized armies is likely to conjure images of rogue mercenaries advertising in the back of Soldier of Fortune magazine. However, many of today’s paid civilian soldiers are highly skilled and professional former Navy SEALs, Army Rangers, and Marines. They often are employed by private contractors because of their effectiveness as support staff, training instructors, security personnel, and occasionally as combat-ready operators. They are trained and ready to kill the enemy, not “degrade” him. Such contractors have been instrumental in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; filling...
  • A D.C. cure: Take the Hard Votes

    10/29/2014 5:38:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 29, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    What day is it?" "It's today," squeaked Piglet. "My favorite day," said Pooh. As a proud member of the "don't just do something, sit there" school of politics, I don't fret much about partisanship and gridlock. Partisanship and gridlock aren't bugs of our constitutional system, they're features. And while everyone likes to see their preferred policies sail through Congress, on the whole I think we've been well served by those features for two centuries. That said, in the spirit of compromise so lacking in Washington, I would like to offer a suggestion for how to fix the alleged dysfunction in...
  • Hillary Clinton Flunks Economics

    10/29/2014 5:09:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 29, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    Liberals have this terrible and annoying habit of congratulating themselves for their intellectual heft merely because they hold liberal views. Once this arrogant notion reigns, it's tough for liberals to acknowledge when one of their own says something so remarkably untrue and stupid that it makes you wonder just how ignorant is the liberal really. At an event for Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley in Boston on Oct. 24, Hillary Clinton told the assembled Democratic faithful: "Don't let anybody tell you that, you know, it's corporations and businesses that create jobs." This makes about as much sense as "Don't let...
  • Africa: A Tragic Continent

    10/28/2014 7:25:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 10/28/2014 | Walter Williams
    Though there's a strong case for us to help with the Ebola crisis, the worst thing Westerners could do to Africa would be to send more foreign aid. Foreign aid provides the financial resources that enable Africa's grossly corrupt and incompetent regimes to buy military equipment, pay off cronies and continue to oppress their people. It also provides resources for the leaders to live lavishly and set up "retirement" accounts in foreign banks.