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  • Drive-By Media Salivate Over Trump "Softening" on Immigration

    08/24/2016 4:50:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 24, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Okay, so Trump is apparently softening his position on immigration. That's what the Drive-Bys are saying. Trump is now saying, "Well, I don't know about deportation. Well, we're gonna talk about it. Well, some of these are really good people" And the Drive-Bys are just ecstatic 'cause they think Trump is totally reversing himself, and they think Trump is totally reversing himself on his number one issue, the only reason he has support, they think he's committing suicide. So the Drive-Bys went out and they started doing man-on-the-street interviews with Trumpists. And they wanted to know, "How...
  • The Clinton Foundation Was a Laundromat for Cash:

    08/24/2016 3:44:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 24, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I did a test discussion on this with Mr. Snerdley before the program started. Sometimes I do that. You know, people test-market products. I sometimes test-market topics. Mr. Snerdley came in at the appointed time to do some things, around 30 minutes before the program begins, so I hit him with a question. I said, "Mr. Snerdley, look at the Clintons. That's the other big story is that half the people Hillary met with paid her for the privilege. Half of the people, while she's secretary of state, half the people, if not more, paid her, paid...
  • I'm Just Giving You the Lay of the Land on Trump, But I'm Not Suggesting Anything

    08/24/2016 3:16:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 24, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The lead story in the Drive-By Media, there are two lead stories. The first lead story is that Trump is softening on immigration. The Drive-Bys are attempting to say that Trump is doing what everybody knew he was gonna do, and that is he's not gonna build a wall and he's not gonna deport a bunch of people, and all that talk during the primaries and all that talk in the early stages of the presidential campaign about the building the wall and sending people home was never gonna happen. The Drive-Bys say, we told you, and...
  • The Anatomy of a Deception

    08/24/2016 2:22:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 24, 2016 | Sarah N, Stern
    The media and much of the Republican establishment have caught on to only part of a story about a shady deal that the Obama administration made with the Islamic Republic of Iran, a deal that took a rather labyrinthine and bizarre form. What they are talking about is bad enough, which involves paying a ransom for hostages, opening up Americans to kidnappings and imprisonment whenever they travel abroad. The part of the story that they are missing, however, is that what the administration did was highly illegal, according to statutes we still have on our books. On August 3rd, a...
  • The Enemy Is Us

    08/24/2016 1:58:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 24, 2016 | Peter Gemma
    Your government is on red alert: between 2006 and 2014, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), an agency of the Department of Agriculture, spent nearly $4.8 million to purchase shotguns, propane cannons, liquid explosives, pyro supplies, drones, thermal imaging cameras, and more. APHIS describes itself as “a multi-faceted Agency with a broad mission area that includes protecting and promoting U.S. agricultural health, administering the Animal Welfare Act, and carrying out wildlife damage management activities.” Liquid explosives and shotguns are apparently necessary to carry out its “broad mission.” This is one of many revelations found in a new investigative...
  • Ben Stein: Hillary Not Well, Looks Like My Mother Who Took Drugs For Lupus

    08/24/2016 1:50:43 PM PDT · by drewh · 49 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Aug 23 2016 AST | Jim Hoft
    Actor, speech writer and author Ben Stein joined Steve Malzberg on Newsmax TV to discuss the status of the presidential race. hillary parade dying “ Ben Stein: They say she’s so smart. Let’s see it on display… Even Mr. Nixon, my old boss and old pal, in the darkest days of watergate was taking press conferences, and I mean press conferences with hundreds of reporters. Why? What is she afraid of? That’s the question. She’s afraid of something. What’s she afraid of? Steve Malzberg: What do you think of this health thing? We put up a picture earlier of her...
  • Voting is Always a Gamble: Vote Trump

    08/24/2016 1:40:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 24, 2016 | Lee Culpepper
    Considering the incredibly low expectations that many Republicans have for Donald Trump, the man barely needs to do anything to rise above the dismal speculation. Consequently, the odds on Trump paying off over a bonafide communist are clearly worth taking. Let’s just be real. Calling Hillary Clinton a Democrat, a liberal, a progressive, or anything else doesn’t change the fact that she is a communist. That’s just what people are who advocate class warfare, state ownership of all property, gun control, and an egalitarian Utopia. Stating the obvious isn’t a jibe or name calling -- it’s reality. Democrats are rewriting...
  • Checking the National 'Dashboard'

    08/24/2016 1:21:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 24, 2016 | Ed Feulner
    You know those polls where they ask people if the country is heading in the right direction? One problem with that question is that it lacks context or detail. What makes us say yes or no? ItÂ’s generally a gut reaction that often has little to do with any actual evidence.And letÂ’s face it. ItÂ’s ridiculous to assume that everything is going one way or the other. At any given time, some things are going well, and others arenÂ’t.Besides, not everything is of equal weight. Think of the various warnings you get from the dashboard of your car. Needing to...
  • Hulk Hogan's Smackdown Hurts Press Freedom

    08/24/2016 12:54:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 24, 2016 | Jacob Sullum
    Nine years ago, Gawker ran a blog post headlined "Peter Thiel Is Totally Gay, People." The item rankled Thiel, a billionaire who had co-founded Paypal and invested early in Facebook but had not yet gotten around to publicly acknowledging his sexual orientation, although he had told people close to him. This week, Thiel finally got his revenge, as Gawker ceased operations, driven out of business by an invasion-of-privacy lawsuit he financed. Whether or not you mourn the loss of Gawker, a website known for its snarky blend of gossip and journalism, its death does not bode well for freedom of...
  • A Terrorist Pleads Guilty To Destroying Mali's Cultural Sites

    08/24/2016 12:12:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 24, 2016 | Austin Bay
    Timbuktu, located in Mali, is a classic idiom for nowhere. However, the great caravan city the southern Sahara was -- and still is -- a cultural somewhere rich in Arab, Berber and sub-Saharan African historical structures and cultural artifacts. In 2012, the al-Qaida-aligned Islamic terrorist group, Ansar Dine, intentionally attacked Timbuktu's historic trove. Its thugs intentionally destroyed or vandalized 60 tombs. In late June and early July, the thugs severely damaged Timbuktu's acclaimed Sidi Yahia mosque -- yes, radical Islamists damaging a mosque. Several tombs were shrine-mausoleums dating back to the 14th century. Malians, who are overwhelmingly Muslims, treasured the...
  • Have More Kids; Save The World

    08/24/2016 11:47:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 24, 2016 | Jeff Jacoby
    From time immemorial, humankind has regarded it as a blessing to be fruitful and multiply. Not Travis Rieder.A philosopher and bioethics instructor at Johns Hopkins University, Rieder was the focus of a recent NPR story, in which he argued that having children is immoral and should be discouraged with government penalties. It's not that Rieder dislikes children — in fact, he has a 2-year-old daughter of whom he's quite fond. But with "dangerous climate change" approaching a tipping point "very, very soon," he says, bringing more children into the world is unethical. After all, every additional baby means additional carbon...
  • How Gay Activists Will Respond to a Major Scientific Report That Refutes Their Talking Points

    08/24/2016 11:36:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 24, 2016 | Michael Brown
    The internet has been abuzz with headlines declaring, “Almost Everything the Media Tell You About Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Is Wrong,” and “Johns Hopkins Shrinks Warn Against Kids Going Transgender.”As reported by Ryan T. Anderson on Monday, “A major new report, published today in the journal The New Atlantis, challenges the leading narratives that the media has pushed regarding sexual orientation and gender identity.”How significant was this report?“Co-authored by two of the nation’s leading scholars on mental health and sexuality, the 143-page report discusses over 200 peer-reviewed studies in the biological, psychological, and social sciences, painstakingly documenting what scientific...
  • The New Censors

    08/24/2016 10:56:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 24, 2016 | Bob Barr
    In today’s public policy arena, winning ideas rarely are decided by sound logic, accurate facts, or even by the most votes. Instead, content filters and algorithms, meticulously engineered by social media companies like Facebook and Twitter, intentionally steer public debate in the direction of their owners’ personal politics; and, not coincidentally, toward the politics of their liberal friends in Washington and Sacramento.For starters, consider Facebook – the Big Daddy of social media. There have been numerous reports of Facebook’s algorithm taking down popular pages of pro-gun organizations. But even this example of the “new censorship” pales when viewed in the...
  • As the Cultural War Rages, Can We Live Together?

    08/24/2016 10:35:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 24, 2016 | Star Parker
    Religious liberty concerns continue to weigh heavily on church-going Americans. In a recent survey from Pew Research, 40 percent of those who reported attending church in the last few months said that clergy spoke about religious liberty. No other issue received more attention from clergy. And not surprisingly so. The aggressive growth of secularism in our nation, along with the natural outgrowth of this, the tendency of secularists to turn to big government to define and implement what they perceive as fair, is on a collision course with religious liberty. Traditional church-going Americans have always taken comfort in the first...
  • There is Now No Doubt Now: The Media Are Biased, and Obama Doesn't Care About Black People

    08/24/2016 6:13:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 24, 2016 | Arthur Schaper
    Editor's Note: This column was originally published under the wrong byline. We apologize for the error.If you had any doubt about it, there should be no doubt in your mind now.The Mainstream media is biased. The Big Three, like a soft and fluffy version of the Soviet Pravda, have propped up their little Barack Obama and his shrewish successor Hillary “Hexes, Lies, and Emails on Tape” Clinton.The latest, most vicious example of this distortion? President Obama’s tepid, non-existence response to the floods sweeping Louisiana. 31 inches of rain fell in 15 hours, and that was a tally from one week...
  • Debunking the ‘Born This Way’ Myth

    08/24/2016 5:57:14 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 45 replies
    National Review ^ | August 23, 2016 | David French
    Here is the world according to the LGBT Left: Just as there are black and white, there are gay and straight. One’s sexual orientation, like one’s race, is fixed and immutable at birth. The process of “questioning” one’s orientation isn’t a process of deciding but of discovering. Similarly, when it comes to gender identity, there is “cis” and there is “trans.” A cis person’s gender identity matches the sex they were “assigned” at birth. A trans person — well, a trans person is any one of the fifty-plus other genders on the entirely reputable Facebook spectrum. This, you see, is...
  • From Trump, A Stunning Admission And A New Direction

    08/24/2016 5:32:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 24, 2016 | Byron York
    In general, in a campaign filled with controversial statements, it's fair to say Donald Trump doesn't do apologies and he doesn't do regret. Which is why it was extraordinary that in his speech in Charlotte Thursday night -- one of his first under a new campaign management -- Trump did that rarest of things: he expressed regret for rhetorical excesses of the past and conceded that they may have caused pain for some people. "Sometimes in the heat of debate and speaking on a multitude of issues, you don't choose the right words or say the right thing," Trump told...
  • College Campus Lunacy

    08/24/2016 5:10:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 24, 2016 | Walter E. Williams
    As the fall semester begins, parents, students, taxpayers and donors should be made aware of official college practices that should disgust us all. Hampshire College will offer some of its students what the school euphemistically calls "identity-based housing." That's segregated housing for students who -- because of their race, culture, gender or sexual orientation -- have "historically experienced oppression." I'd bet the rent money that Hampshire College will not offer Jewish, Irish, Polish, Chinese or Catholic students segregated housing. Because there is no group of people who have not faced oppression, Hampshire College is guilty of religious and ethnic discrimination...
  • Hillary Lies Even When She Doesn’t Have To (She Just Can't Help It)

    08/24/2016 5:05:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 24, 2016 | Ed Klein
    Hillary Clinton has been caught lying again—and this time it’s serious, because she lied to the FBI, which is a federal crime punishable by a fine and/or imprisonment. During her 3 ˝-hour interview with the FBI on July 2, she told investigators that former Secretary of State Colin Powell had advised her to use a personal email account during a private dinner. Powell denies the story. “The truth is she was using [her personal email] for a year before I sent her a memo telling her what I did [when I was in office],” he told the New York Post’s...
  • The Clinton Foundation: Hopelessly Corrupt Or Just A Lousy Charity?

    08/24/2016 3:56:11 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 42 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 8/23/2016 | Staff
    Public Corruption: As the unseemly ties between the Clinton Foundation and Hillary Clinton's State Department become more glaring and disturbing, the rhetoric from the Democratic side is getting more desperate. Now Clinton hatchet man James Carville says critics of the foundation are going to hell. Over the past two weeks, it has become painfully obvious to anyone but the most hard-core Clinton loyalist that the Clinton Foundation was little more than an influence-peddling operation designed to exchange cash for favors from Bill and Hillary Clinton. We noted in this space yesterday that a fresh batch of emails showed how the...
  • The Rich Can Buy Access to Hillary Through the Clinton Foundation,

    08/23/2016 5:25:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 23, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Okay, I'm gonna ask a question again. I asked a question yesterday, needs to be asked a lot. As we keep hearing even today, the Clinton Family Foundation, what a great body of work they do there. There's nothing to see there. There's nothing to see, all this interaction between the Clinton Foundation and the State Department, that's just a bunch of people requesting access. I mean, that's not any big deal. What's the big deal wanting access? That's not favors. I mean, the Drive-Bys are filled with that theme today. "No, no, no, nobody sought favors....
  • Trump-Hillary Enthusiasm Gap Confounds the Experts

    08/23/2016 5:05:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 73 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 23, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: There's so many confusing things out there. There's literally no energy in her campaign. She doesn't draw flies. She can't attract and hold a crowd whatsoever. And when people do show up, they're bored silly. fiWhen it's 95 degrees and every woman in the picture is wearing tank tops and shorts, Hillary is decked out like it's wintertime in Moscow. She's got her Nehru jacket or Mao jacket on, she's got long slacks, practically gloves. It's the weirdest looking thing, and always standing under an umbrella or a tent to shield herself from the sun. And yet...
  • How the first liberal Supreme Court in a generation could reshape America

    08/23/2016 4:14:41 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 63 replies
    Vox ^ | August 22, 2016 | Dylan Matthews
    A liberal Court could end long-term solitary confinement. It could mandate better prison conditions in general, making it more costly to maintain mass incarceration. It could conceivably end the death penalty. It could uphold tough state campaign finance rules and start to move away from Citizens United. It could start to develop a robust right to vote and limit gerrymandering. It could strengthen abortion rights, moving toward viewing abortion rights as a matter of equal protection for women. If Donald Trump wins in November, this is all moot. But if he loses, as polls increasingly indicate, the dawn of a...
  • "Anecdotal Evidence is Wrong"--or is it?

    08/23/2016 3:31:05 PM PDT · by LS · 38 replies
    self | 8/23/2016 | LS
    In the wake of the constant dichotomy between mass rallies, obvious energy for the Trump campaign, internet dominance beyond all imagination . . . and those darned polls . . . we are regaled with tales of 2012. Then, we constantly are reminded, anecdotal evidence was wrong and Obama won. I have thought about this a lot, and looked at the 5 million vote difference for Obama---but to be fair, a mere 450,000 votes in five states would have made Romney president. This is old news. I bring this up because of what is today an even starker contrast between...
  • Ann Coulter: In Trump We Trust: E Pluribus Awesome! (book)

    08/23/2016 1:07:24 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 19 replies
    Amazon ^ | August 23, 2016 | Ann Coulter
  • Obama’s Biggest Mistake

    08/23/2016 12:21:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 23, 2016 | Christopher Chantrill
    This week the conservative media is noticing that even the president’s cheering section at the New York Times is wising up to Obama’s mistakes in Syria, Libya, Iran, and more. But I think that the disaster of the president’s foreign policy is the least of his problems. I think the real mistake is the president’s ruthless attempt to push the liberal agenda to the max during the last eight years. I see why the president returned the bust of Churchill to the Brits. He just doesn’t believe: In victory or magnanimity. And now I have the founder of the Democratic...
  • Yet Another Regrettable Outcome of the 2016 Election: Divorce

    08/23/2016 11:51:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 116 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2016 | Tom Purcell
    Get this: According to The New York Times, some wives are threatening to divorce their husbands if the fellows vote for Donald Trump. The Times featured one couple, a male dentist and a female a doctor, who had never talked much about politics before. When the wife learned her husband was for Trump, she threatened to divorce him and move to Canada. Sheesh. It makes one long for the good old days when a fellow had to run off with a cocktail waitress before his wife called in the lawyers. The Federalist shared some interesting insights on The Times article....
  • Polls, The Undecided and a Horse Race

    08/23/2016 11:25:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2016 | Bill Tatro
    Are the presidential polls a true measure of the electorate’s decision or are they a never ending measurement of odds? A few months ago Donald Trump had a lead on Hillary Clinton. Then after a series of the Donald’s misstatements, his questionable actions, Hillary’s advertising barrage and Trump’s hierarchy reshuffling, the roles reversed in the polls. It all sounded like the track announcer calling the seventh race at Aqueduct. “Annnnd it’s Hillary surging to the lead, with a quarter mile to go.” As the pollster’s numbers changed I was left with a series of unanswered questions. I hear from the...
  • Destroying America’s Energy Industry with Phony Methane Issues

    08/23/2016 11:03:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2016 | Marita Noon
    What is the “biggest unfinished business for the Obama administration?” According to a report from Bill McKibben, the outspoken climate alarmist who calls for all fossil fuels to be kept in the ground, it is “to establish tight rules on methane emissions”—emissions that he blames on the “rapid spread of fracking.” McKibben calls methane emissions a “disaster.” He claims “methane is much more efficient at trapping heat than carbon dioxide” and that it does more damage to the climate than coal. Methane, CH4, is the primary component of natural gas. To buttress his anti-fracking argument, McKibben is selective on which...
  • “Why Trump?”

    08/23/2016 10:06:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2016 | Jack Kerwick
    It’s true that on some of the most pressing of issues—immigration, trade, and foreign policy—Donald Trump’s “America First” positions are more align with traditional conservatism than are those of any other candidate. That is, they clash with the neoconservatism, the faux “conservatism,” that the GOP Establishment and its media apologists have promoted for decades as the genuine article. Yet this being said, in Trump’s nearly 70 years, until very recently, he has done little to nothing to indicate that he has so much as an awareness of the classical conservative tradition, much less a commitment to it. Even if he...
  • How New Cold World Order Threatens Humanity

    08/23/2016 9:56:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2016 | David Grantham
    An ancient proverb says, “When elephants fight, it’s the grass that suffers.” By now you have seen the heart-wrenching video of a 5-year old Syrian child pulled from the rubble of a house destroyed during another indiscriminate bombing campaign over the city of Aleppo. No tears. No wailing. He sits there unflinching, caked in soot and a face half-covered in blood from a nasty gash atop his head. It’s hard to stomach as a human. Nearly unwatchable as a father. While many remain deeply divided over how America should respond to the growing number of atrocities, the same audience seethes...
  • Road to Urban Despair Paved by Democrats

    08/23/2016 9:33:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2016 | John Kass
    Riots broke out in Milwaukee the other day, and before that in other cities, each erupting with familiar sights: fire and pain, anger and looting. It will likely happen again in some other urban area, perhaps after a black man is killed by a police officer, whether the shooting is justified or unjustified. Was the victim a known criminal pointing a gun at a cop? Or not? These are reasons, but reasons really don't matter now, do they? The fire is the thing. The anger is the thing. And all we're doing now is waiting for the next one. Our...
  • Trump Can Bring Home the Gold!

    08/23/2016 9:03:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2016 | D.W. Wilber
    As we enter the home stretch of the 2016 presidential race, there are a number of things the Republican nominee Donald Trump can do to help him bring home the gold, to use an Olympics analogy. During the past week he seems to have gotten back on track, and is putting behind him some of his previous missteps. But there’s still more he needs to do in order to win over some of the groups he’s ‘gotten out of sync’ with during his campaign. Trump has an uphill struggle to win over the women’s vote, which will be critical in...
  • Investigators Examine Lucrative Contract for Hillary Cronies

    08/23/2016 8:56:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2016 | Matt Whitworth
    Congressional investigators have requested information on a lucrative, multi-million dollar federal contract awarded to Democratic campaign operatives connected to Hillary Clinton that raises questions of cronyism but also if the purported purpose of the spending is even legal.The $12.5 million advertising contract to GMMB, Inc., the firm that produced Barack Obama's campaign ads in 2008 and 2012 and is doing so for Hillary Clinton this cycle, drew notice last month when the Wall Street Journal reported the agency paying for the work, the Consumer Financial Protection Agency, is spending a greater portion of its budget on advertising than any other federal agency. Officials from...
  • The Republicans’ Sore Loser Caucus

    08/23/2016 8:42:39 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 22 replies
    American Spectator ^ | August 23, 2016, 12:21 am | Stephen Moore
    I've heard a lot from the Never Trumpers inside the GOP who say that Trump violates their “conservative values.” Most of them were Bush and Kasich supporters. So I have a question: Isn’t keeping your word a “conservative value”? Jeb Bush and Kasich and many of the other candidates took a solemn pledge to support the Republican nominee — and they did so in front of millions of Republican voters. Then they broke their word. Then they wonder why Americans are so angry and distrustful of careerist politicians. The Bush brigades are the worst...The people who gave us the Medicare...
  • A Clinton Presidency Would Be the Political Equivalent of an Extinction-Level Event

    08/23/2016 5:31:20 AM PDT · by detective · 61 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 23, 2016 | Don Feder
    Forget the arrogance and corruption -- $153 million in Clinton family speaking fees from 2001, mainly bribes during her State Department years. Forget the lies, the lies about lies, and the perjury. Forget the security breaches. Forget enabling America’s most prominent sexual predator. Forget the trail of bodies stretching from Little Rock to Benghazi. Forget every scandal from Whitewater to deleted e-mails. Forget all of it. Instead, focus on coming attractions -- what a Clinton presidency would mean for America. It would be the political equivalent of an extinction level event. Obama began the process of transforming America. Hillary will...
  • Who, Whom?

    08/23/2016 8:23:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2016 | Bill Murchison
    A federal judge in Fort Worth, Texas, Monday disallowed the Obama administration's attempt to change the nation's mind on the latest liberal social cause: sex-alteration. Judge Reed O'Connor enjoined the administration from enforcing new directives from the Departments of Justice and Education, which would prop open public-school restroom doors for access by students identifying with a gender different from the one they were assigned at birth. How this moral/constitutional tangle gets resolved we will learn in due course. Meanwhile, O'Connor's decision highlights a campaign issue deserving of the closest attention, despite its receiving, up to now, almost none. The Bolsheviks...
  • Obama Is Still Transforming America

    08/23/2016 8:07:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2016 | Phyllis Schlafly
    "Never let a crisis go to waste" was the pithy advice of Rahm Emanuel, who has since gone on to become the mayor of America's most violent large city. "And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before." Rahm was speaking in November 2008 about the newly elected president, Barack Obama. That was three weeks after Obama had told a campaign rally: "We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America." With only five months left in the White House, Obama is still hard at work...
  • CNN (Castro News Network) Celebrates Fidel’s Birthday

    08/23/2016 7:28:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2016 | Humberto Fontova
    ItÂ’s one thing when a U.S. political party (Democrat) recruits U.S.-based news networks as full-time propaganda auxiliaries. That every U.S.- based network (except Fox News) has long served in this subservient capacity for the Democratic party has long been obvious to every analyst and commentator with functioning eyes, ears and cerebrum. Efforts by both parties mentioned above to deny this parasitic and incestuous bond are too pathetic to merit further comment in a column meant for intellectually sophisticated readers. So let us proceed to more engaging themes.When Fidel Castro celebrated his 90th birthday last week U.S.-based CNN was the eager...
  • What the Patti Hearst Pardon Is Not

    08/23/2016 7:01:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2016 | Debra J. Saunders
    Patricia Hearst is the first person in American history to receive a commutation from one president and a pardon from another, author Jeffrey Toobin writes in his book, "American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst." Hearst had served 22 months of a seven year sentence in federal prison for bank robbery when President Jimmy Carter commuted her sentence -- sentence reductions are part of the presidential pardon power embedded in the U.S. Constitution. Later, Bill Clinton pardoned -- that is, removed all punishment and restored her civil rights -- Hearst. She was one...
  • To ID or not to ID?

    08/23/2016 6:51:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2016 | Cal Thomas
    Every election cycle we must endure challenges and allegations about fraud (conservatives) and discrimination (liberals) when it comes to voter ID laws. This year is no different. A federal court ruled that the Texas Voter ID law passed in 2011, requiring voters to present official photo identification, discriminated again poor, minority and disabled voters and ordered a judge to approve new interim rules for the Nov. 8 election. The new rules will broaden the list of acceptable forms of ID. Voters will now be able to present, among other things, an expired ID, a government check or a current utility...
  • The Hypocrisy of the Black Lives Matter Movement and the Southern Poverty Law Center

    08/23/2016 6:38:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2016 | Ken Blackwell
    The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement has many allies within the Progressive movement. Funded largely by the most liberal elements of the Left, especially those within the George Soros network, like his Center for American Progress, BLM has been a major motivator for the attacks on police officers all over the country. With chants like “Pigs in a blanket, fry-em like bacon” and “What do we want? Dead Cops!,” the simple fact is that BLM has created an atmosphere of anger and hatred, and has incited violence against law enforcement officers across the country. In no way has the killing and...
  • This Angry White Male Thinks Key to Trump Victory Is...Black Voters!

    08/23/2016 6:18:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2016 | Wayne Allyn Root
    My new book “ANGRY WHITE MALE” comes out today. So it might come as a surprise that the ultimate “Angry White Male” and author of a book about angry white males and “The Trump Phenomenon” would say that black Americans are the key to Trump’s victory.  But they are. I’ve been arguing in the media for well over a year now that Donald Trump will win because of 40 million motivated "angry white males." That’s his base…his foundation…his loyal army. Trump is the face of "the angry white male revolution." He is our energy. He sings our anthem. We’re mad as...
  • The Republican Turncoats

    08/23/2016 5:22:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2016 | Stephen Moore
    I asked a successful businessman the other day what he thought about Donald Trump. He turned his thumb down. Wow. "Are you going to vote for Hillary?" I asked with trepidation. "Of course not," he replied, almost insulted by the question. "I understand the concept of a binary decision." I got a similar response when I asked oil magnate T. Boone Pickens whether he would vote for Trump. He looked at me with a quizzical expression and replied: "Well, who else is there to vote for?" Right. Who else is there? Yet, amazingly, a caucus of lifelong Republican politicos in...
  • The new birthers: Debunking the Hillary Clinton health conspiracy (CNN LOL alert)

    08/23/2016 5:17:37 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | August 23, 2016 | Gregory Krieg
    From Donald Trump and his top surrogates to the right-wing media and its engine rooms of outrage in the blogosphere, Hillary Clinton's opponents are ramping up efforts to sow doubt over the candidate's health. The campaign -- which goes back years -- has escalated to shouting over the summer, as Trump spiraled in the polls while mostly failing to connect with voters outside his base demographic. Now, as the race enters a crucial phase, there has been a growing push to fundamentally undermine Clinton's candidacy. Much in the way "birthers" (Trump was among the most prominent) sought similar ends by...
  • Sympathy for Victims Can Be Misdirected -- and Backfire

    08/23/2016 5:15:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2016 | Michael Barone
    Victims aren't always virtuous. That's a sad lesson that people learn from life. Human beings have a benign instinct to help those who are hurt through no cause of their own. But those they help don't always turn out to be very grateful. And sometimes it's hard to be sure just who the victim is. The most heavily publicized and violence-prompting police killings of young black men -- in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014, and Milwaukee this month -- appeared to be, as the facts became known, justifiable responses to felons' assaults. Such incidents are, unhappily, frequent, because young black men,...
  • A Clash of Police Policies

    08/23/2016 4:50:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    Amid the rioting in Milwaukee, there is also a clash between two leading lawmen there -- Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke and the city of Milwaukee's Chief of Police Edward Flynn. They have very different opinions about how law enforcement should be carried out. Chief Edward Flynn expresses the view long prevalent among those who emphasize the social "root causes" of crime, such as income disparities and educational disparities, as well as the larger society's neglect of black communities. Chief Flynn puts less emphasis on aggressive police action and more on community outreach and gun control. Sheriff David Clarke represents...
  • Trump to African-American Voters: What Have You Gotten for Supporting Democrats?

    08/22/2016 6:51:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 22, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: One of the many things Trump did in a series of speeches recently is make an appeal to African-American voters. Now, this is something that Republicans have been urging Republican leaders to do frequently. It's implicitly rooted in the fact that if the Democrats could just be forced to lose 10% of African-American vote, that it would seriously damage the Democrats' presidential aspirations. They routinely get 90 to 93% of the African-American vote, and it's assumed that there's nothing to be done. But yet there are often calls, and have been for decades, for Republicans to make...
  • Nationalism vs. Globalism (Which Is Just Liberalism), and

    08/22/2016 6:35:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 22, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: We've gotta guy coming up who thinks that this election is not about left and right, it's not about particularly Republican versus Democrat or conservative versus liberal, but rather something else, nationalist versus globalist, populist versus globalist, and I think that's right, in many ways. I think there's still ideological components to this race, particularly in the area of Trump's outreach to African-Americans. Now, clearly, if you want to do that and do it right, there has to be an ideological component to it. And there's some other things in the campaign that are that way, but...
  • Trump Helps in Louisiana as Obama and Hillary Party Instead

    08/22/2016 4:23:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 22, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: So, folks, let us review the last few days that have transpired here in our great country. Donald Trump, presidential candidate, Republican side, visited Louisiana. They've had some terrible flooding there. There hasn't been one representative of the Obama administration get even close to Louisiana. (interruption) I'm sorry. I didn't know that. Jeh Johnson went for a day? The guy who spells his name J-e-h, okay, Jeh Johnson went for a day. Who is he, Homeland Security? Right, so the Homeland Security guy went down there for a day. Hillary Clinton decided to stay in Martha's Vineyard...