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  • President Half-Staff

    07/23/2016 10:33:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 23, 2016 | Robert Morrison
    Riding a bike around Annapolis, I note that the flags at the Old State House, the Naval Academy, and the library are at half-staff again. This time for Nice, France. Or is it Dallas? Or Baton Rouge? I confess I lose track. It seems the flags have been at half-staff most of the time since President Obama took office. It also seems the pace of terrorist attacks is picking up. Secretary of State John Kerry thinks this is proof that ISIS is on the run. How fatuous. That’s rather like saying the German troops marching through the Arc de Triomphe...
  • How The Trump Family Became The New Camelot In Four Days

    07/23/2016 6:04:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 103 replies ^ | July 23, 2013 | Liz Crokin
    The political conventions seem to birth new political stars every four years and this year’s Republican National Convention was no different. In 2004, a virtually unknown senator from Chicago gave an electric speech at the Democratic National Convention that thrust him into the international spotlight and set him on a path to the White House. That man was President Barack Obama. This year’s GOP convention didn’t just produce a new rising star -- it birthed a whole dynasty of superstars. The world now knows why political pundits have been calling Donald Trump’s family members his secret weapon. Trump’s wife and...
  • Keeping the Poor Impoverished

    07/23/2016 5:28:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | July 23, 2016 | Paul Driessen
    We are just now entering the age of industrialization, newly elected President Rodrigo Duterte said recently, explaining why the Philippines will not ratify the Paris climate accords. “Now that we’re developing, you will impose a limit? That’s absurd. It’s being imposed upon us by the industrialized countries. They think they can dictate our destiny.”More developing nations are taking the same stance – and rightly so. They increasingly understand that fossil fuels are needed to modernize, industrialize, and decrease poverty, malnutrition and disease. Many supported the 2015 Paris climate treaty for three reasons.They are not required to reduce their oil, natural...
  • Tom Cotton, a Republican to Watch

    07/23/2016 4:36:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | July 23, 2016 | Paul Greenberg
    After his address at the Republican national convention in Cleveland on Monday, it would be inaccurate to declare that a star is born, because it's been clear for some time that Tom Cotton's performance has been stellar all along. Whether he was at Harvard, with the military, or in the U.S. Senate, he's taken stands no one else might dare -- and backed them up with a courage that springs from conviction. This boy from Dardanelle, Ark., in Yell County -- Mattie Ross country -- has grown into a man his family, his state and now his country can be...
  • Just Who Is the ‘Establishment?’

    07/23/2016 4:22:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | July 22, 2016 | Ken Blackwell
    We all claim to hate the “establishment.” And why not? Look at the mess around us. It’s obvious that the folks in charge haven’t done a very good job. But who is the establishment? The term gets tossed around a lot as an insult these days – even by some people who sure appear to be part of it. There’s a lot that can go into being a member. Education, job, philosophy, position, mindset. All matter. But attitude trumps experience. Some of those campaigning against the establishment assume that anyone holding office is a member. That’s a big mistake. Many...
  • Suspects picked the wrong county to throw rocks

    07/23/2016 1:10:05 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    The Greencastle Banner-Graphic ^ | July 22, 2016 | Eric Bernsee
    When communication about the unspeakable stupidity of the recent U.S. 231 rock-throwing incidents first popped into my email inbox a couple months back, the subject line made me gasp. "Rock throwing arrests," read the line heralding arrival of an email from Owen County Prosecutor Don VanDerMoere, a likable former deputy prosecutor for Putnam County who still keeps in contact. Before I could even click to open it, my heart was pounding and my mind went to thoughts like, "Oh, my god they finally caught those guys." However, it was a leap of faith to a wrong conclusion. Instead we have...
  • Democrat Merchants of Doom and Gloom Tell Us Trump's Speech Was Too "Dark"

    07/22/2016 1:20:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Rush ^ | July 22, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: What a week. It had everything. And it's still not over. Donald Trump continues to surprise even when you think he can't surprise you anymore. It's great to have you with us. It's great to have you here every day. Open Line Friday. That means that you get to talk about whatever you want to talk about, and I think I have a pretty good idea what you're gonna want to talk about, so we'll make an extra effort here to make sure that you get your chance. Telephone number is 800-282-2882, and the email address is...
  • My Predictions for the DNC

    07/22/2016 12:03:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Rush ^ | July 22, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Don't let me forget this, Mr. Snerdley -- I'm gonna make some predictions for you about what we're gonna see at the Democrat convention next week. It's gonna bear out everything I've said since the beginning of this program today. For example, I'll just give you one heads-up. Patricia Smith, the mother of one of the four killed at Benghazi, was ridiculed, was lambasted, was ripped to shreds, was destroyed by the Democrat Party and the media for having the audacity to take the stage at the Republican convention and talk about the death of her son....
  • BLA, BLA, BLA, BLA or BLM, What Difference at this Point Does it Make?

    07/22/2016 11:25:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | July 22, 2016 | Joe Connor
    Tuesday night at the Republican Convention, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie indicted Hillary Clinton and the Obama Administration for, among other things, their capitulation to Cuba without securing the return of Black Liberation Army (BLA) leader Joanne Chesimard. Undoubtedly many viewers asked themselves, "Who is Chesimard? How does our government allow this fugitive refugee to remain in Cuba? How many other fugitives from American justice do the Castros protect?"Joanne Chesimard is a murderer. Joanne Chesimard now calls herself Assata Shakur. Assata Shakur is a cop killer. BLA leader Assata Shakur / Joanne Chesimard, the cop killer, is the inspiration behind...
  • Racially Incorrect Facts Regarding Race and Slavery

    07/22/2016 10:52:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | July 22, 2016 | Jack Kerwick
    As was recently shown, the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, with its central claim that police around the country are hunting and killing innocent black men, is a lie. Yet the BLM myth is enmeshed within a larger narrative, a narrative of eternal White Racism. And couched within this tale are distortions and outright crucially false ideas of slavery. In the interest of that “honest discussion” of race that the Eric Holders and Barack Obamas of the world claim to want, I submit considerations without which no such discussion can be had.One glaringly inconvenient truth that, odds are, few folks...
  • What Does Hillary Want?

    07/22/2016 10:47:45 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 17 replies
    NRO ^ | 22 July 2016 | Kevin D Williamson
    Old joke: What do you get for the man who has everything? Penicillin. That would be more apropos if Bill Clinton were running for president again instead of his wife, but the question remains: What does Hillary Rodham Clinton actually want? The Clintons like money. This is obvious. It seems to me that Bill likes it a little more intensely than Hillary does, being, as he is, a deeply insecure man who has spent his entire life keeping score: Whether it’s his net worth or his approval polls or bedpost-notching, Bill Clinton has always looked to quantify his value as...
  • Pence Saves Republican Party After Cruz Disaster

    07/22/2016 9:40:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 91 replies ^ | July 22, 2016 | Larry Kudlow
    Ted Cruz essentially gave a career-ending speech at the GOP convention on Wednesday night. Cruz's speech was a slap in the face to GOP nominee Donald Trump. "Vote your conscience" is a wonderful-sounding phrase. But we all know what he meant: Don't vote for Donald Trump. I was in the convention hall and the crowd's reaction was unbelievable. It started out as a few hands waving in the air and some booing, and then it just grew and grew throughout the entire convention hall. And then boom! It was absolute bedlam. I've been to most of the GOP conventions since...
  • The NBA Is the National Bullying Association

    07/22/2016 8:19:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies ^ | July 22, 2016 | Michael Brown
    My oldest granddaughter is 15, and thanks to North Carolina’s HB2, if a 15-year-old boy in her school identified as a girl, he would not be allowed to play on her sports team or share her locker room. I for one am glad that North Carolina, my home state since 2003, has taken a stand for common sense, for safety, and for privacy, yet the NBA is punishing the state for protecting its residents, announcing that it will pull next year’s All Star game from Charlotte. What hypocrisy; what bigotry; what intolerance. The NBA is now the National Bullying Association.Let...
  • Ted Cruz and the Trump Takeover

    07/22/2016 6:12:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 57 replies ^ | January 22, 2016 | Pat Buchanan
    The self-righteousness and smugness of Ted Cruz in refusing to endorse Donald Trump, then walking off stage in Cleveland, smirking amidst the boos, takes the mind back in time. At the Cow Palace in San Francisco in July of 1964, Gov. Nelson Rockefeller, having been defeated by Barry Goldwater, took the podium to introduce a platform plank denouncing "extremism." Implication: Goldwater's campaign is saturated with extremists. Purpose: Advertise Rocky's superior morality. Smug and self-righteous, Rocky brayed at the curses and insults, "It's a free country, ladies and gentlemen." Rocky was finished. He would never win the nomination. Richard Nixon took...
  • WaPo: Why Republicans should vote for Hillary Clinton

    07/22/2016 5:47:03 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 73 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 22, 2016 | John Stubbs
    We can't have President Trump, and she could do more to advance conservative ideas than he would. With the theatrics and tumult of the Republican National Convention behind us, many Republicans remain steadfast in their opposition to Donald Trump to be president of the United States. The reason is simple: Their conscience says he does not reflect their principles, nor those of our Republican Party. Trump’s isolationist approach, bombastic rhetoric and ignorance of issues are not things we can be proud to support. The president is the commander in chief, a role model for our children and America’s top ambassador...
  • Turkey – Roger out

    07/22/2016 5:10:10 AM PDT · by SJackson · 21 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 7-22-16 | Carolyn Glick
    “Turkey has a large armed force, professional armed forces and... I am certain they will continue as a committed and strong NATO ally.” On Wednesday, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg insisted that the purge of thousands in the Turkish military – including a third of the serving generals – did not weaken the military. Stoltenberg told Reuters, “Turkey has a large armed force, professional armed forces and... I am certain they will continue as a committed and strong NATO ally.” It would be interesting to know whether the 1,500 US soldiers who have been locked down at Incirlik Air Base along...
  • What an Honest Discussion on Race Would Look Like-and why Obama and the Left would avoid it

    07/22/2016 5:06:34 AM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | July 22, 2016 | Jack Kerwick
    What an Honest Discussion on Race Would Look Like And why Obama and the Left would avoid it like the plague. July 22, 2016 Jack Kerwick    On Thursday, July 14, Barack Obama held a nationally televised “town hall” meeting on American race relations—and, unsurprisingly, punted on that “honest” discussion of race that he and his ilk accuse the rest of us of deferring. A truly honest discussion of race, you see, threatens the Racism-Industrial-Complex (RIC) or, alternately, Big Racism. A truly honest discussion of race would mention that for virtually every kind of crime, blacks are perpetrators in...
  • So Much for 'Unprecedented' Jail Talk

    07/22/2016 4:33:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | July 22, 2016 | Brent Bozell
    The Republican National Convention's rowdy chants about Hillary Clinton -- "Lock her up!" -- have caused liberal journalists to get extremely distressed. In its lead editorial on July 21, The Washington Post fulminated that team Trump's "descent from standard red-meat partisanship to unprecedented accusations of criminality displays contempt for the rule of law and a startling disinterest in fact and reason." That's strong brew. It's too bad for them that it's completely false. Somehow, the Post writers are acting like they were born yesterday, or slept through the last Republican presidency. They've chosen to overlook that their liberal friends in...
  • The Ferguson Effect

    07/22/2016 4:07:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | July 22, 2016 | Mike Adams
    After two decades of drastic crime reduction, homicides in America’s 50 largest cities increased by 17% in 2015. Following two decades of employing proactive police techniques whose greatest beneficiaries were residents of poor minority neighborhoods, officers suddenly started to face new obstacles. When working in inner cities, cops found themselves surrounded by jeering crowds whenever they attempted to make an arrest or simply interview citizens. Predictably, officers then began to retreat from proactive policing techniques. Rather than questioning a suspicious person who appeared to be hiding a gun they let an armed robbery take place. They began reacting to crimes...
  • Donald Trump’s dark speech to the Republican National Convention, annotated

    07/21/2016 7:55:59 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 62 replies
    The Ministry of Propaganda, AKA the Washington Post-Turtle ^ | July 21 at 6:40 PM | By Philip Bump and Aaron Blake
    Below are Donald Trump's remarks accepting the Republican nomination as delivered. Where text is in bolded, it denotes a place where Trump's comment deviated from the original draft that leaked to the press. Friends, delegates and fellow Americans: I humbly and gratefully accept your nomination for the presidency of the United States. USA! USA! Who would have believed that when we started this journey on June 16th of last year we – and I say “we” because we are a team – would have received almost 14 million votes, the most in the history of the Republican Party, and that...
  • The Most Respected Institution in Our Country

    07/21/2016 4:53:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 21, 2016 | William F. Marshall
    Make America great again. Regardless of one’s view of the politics and personality of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, the power of the message he captured with that slogan cannot be denied. It encapsulates the view held by a large segment of our population, if not a majority, that America has fallen precipitously during the tenure of the current president. There is a visceral concern among many of us about our country’s financial stability, our physical security, and our nation’s long-term viability. As significantly, there is an inchoate sense that the people running our government are not similarly concerned about...
  • Ivanka Trump: The Most Popular Member Of The Family?

    07/21/2016 2:18:52 PM PDT · by drewh · 33 replies
    Sacremento Bee ^ | July 20 2016
    Donald Trump thinks she would make a fine vice president. One conservative cites her as one of the reasons to vote for Trump. Ivanka Trump, 34, wife, mother of three, fashion entrepreneur, advocate for women’s empowerment and an executive vice president in her father’s real estate empire, has eschewed an official role in his campaign. But she’s a critical adviser and perhaps the unorthodox campaigner’s most important surrogate, especially with his wife, Melania, seemingly more comfortable on the sidelines. It will be Ivanka who introduces her father to the nation Thursday as he delivers what could be the most important...
  • Cruz Couldn't Pull Off a Reagan in '76

    07/21/2016 12:44:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Rush ^ | July 21, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Let's go back even further to the Grooveyard of Forgotten Hits, audio sound bites. This is August 12th, 1980, in New York City at the Democrat National Convention and Teddy Kennedy. KENNEDY: I congratulate President Carter on his victory here. I am confident that the Democratic Party will reunite on the basis of Democratic principles and that together we will march towards a Democratic victory in 1980. For me, a few hours ago, this campaign came to an end. For all those whose cares have been our concern, the work goes on, the cause endures, the hope...
  • It's All Personal for Ted

    07/21/2016 12:30:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Rush ^ | July 21, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Here's another thing, folks, do not forget. They're gonna go back here and analyze Trump versus Cruz in the battle of the wives. Who got that started? You remember? And what did they do? That's right. A Cruz super PAC. And of course the candidates are not allowed any contact with the super PACs at all, never. It doesn't happen. Ahem. A Ted Cruz super PAC published photos of a scantily clawed Melania Knauss when she was a model back before she -- maybe even after she had married the Trumpster. And so that page got flipped...
  • Is It Curtains for Cruz's Career?

    07/21/2016 12:11:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 114 replies
    Rush ^ | July 21, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: By the way, folks, here's another just a little throwaway question. Does it surprise you that somebody saying "vote your conscience" would be booed practically out of an arena? Vote your conscience. Boo! Vote your conscience. Boo! Leave! Get out! I mean, I know I'm not including context here, but just stop and think of this for a second. Cruz's message is vote your conscience, and all hell rained down on him. Now, the context is that vote your conscience, I know, happens to be a rallying cry for many of the Never Trumpers. And further context...
  • Trump Used Cruz to Pull Off Unity

    07/21/2016 12:06:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Rush ^ | July 21, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: So I wonder if Ted Cruz is just kicking himself today, saying it would have been better if he'd have just plagiarized the Michelle Obama speech. Maybe he'd be in less trouble if he had done that. So all of you people who complain about how boring these conventions are, how there's never any drama, now you got a little drama, now you got a little unexpected, and everybody's having a cow. Greetings, my friends. It's great to have you here, Rush Limbaugh behind the Golden EIB Microphone. Our telephone number, if you want to be on...
  • Trump’s Answer to Black-on-Cop Murder

    07/21/2016 10:40:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 21, 2016 | Colin Flaherty
    Wouldn’t it be pretty to think all we had to do to stop black people from killing cops was put a few leaders of Black Lives Matter in jail? That is what Donald Trump recently told Bill O’Reilly: “Everybody is free to say what you want to say up to a point," Trump said. "But when you are calling death to police and to kill the police, essentially -- which is what they said -- that's a real problem, Bill. That's a real big problem.” True enough. But Black Lives Matter is the tail, not the dog. The dog is...
  • Did Someone Mention ‘Obama’ and ‘Plagiarism’?

    07/21/2016 10:35:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 21, 2016 | Jack Cashill
    I have been on the road the last several days so I have not had the chance to watch the Republican national convention. From what I have read, however, I get the sense that the media are troubled that Melania Trump might have lifted a phrase or two from Michelle Obama. Michelle seems an unlikely source of inspiration. As the late Christopher Hitchens once said of Michelle's Princeton thesis, “To describe it as hard to read would be a mistake; the thesis cannot be ‘read’ at all, in the strict sense of the verb. This is because it wasn't written...
  • This Video Will Help End The BLM Movement If It Goes Viral

    07/21/2016 10:10:50 AM PDT · by shortstop · 16 replies ^ | 07/21/16 | Video
    This guy gets it. 8 minute video, but well worth watching.
  • Ted Cruz Pulls A Ted Kennedy From The 1980 Democratic Convention

    07/21/2016 9:48:16 AM PDT · by johnatures · 33 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | July 20, 2016 | John A. Tures
    When Ted Cruz refused to endorse Donald Trump in his Republican National Convention speech, he channeled his ideological opponent, Ted Kennedy, whose bitter primary fight with Jimmy Carter made him dodge the opportunity to raise hands with his opponent. It cost Carter the 1980 election, and might do similar damage to Trump.
  • MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski Smugly Predicts ‘Hillary Will Slaughter’ Trump

    07/21/2016 9:29:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies ^ | July 21, 2016 | Samantha Cohen
    Thursday on Morning Joe, co-host Mika Brzezinski made a prediction about the presidential debates forthcoming this fall: Hillary Clinton will “slaughter” Donald Trump. The liberal host said this only moments after she expressed desire for a “nice, peaceful convention” for Democrats next week in Philadelphia, contrasted with the current Republican convention in Cleveland that she believes has been consumed with “horrible, despicable things.” Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd began with a prediction of his own, that the DNC in Philadelphia is going to be “boring” and wondered what the Clinton folks are going to do “to make a little...
  • Turkey's Ordeal

    07/21/2016 8:01:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | July 21, 2016 | Paul Greenberg
    The first news bulletins raised the wildest hopes: In a once familiar pattern, Turkey's military would again step forward to make that country part of the West, complete with free elections and the rule of law. Back when the Ottomans ruled, Turkey was known as the Sick Man of Europe, but now it would become a healthy democracy again. Its reigning sultan these days, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, had long been saying that a military coup was in the offing, which was his excuse for continuing to tighten his grip on power. The first announcement from those officers heading the coup...
  • Nero Fiddles, Twitter Burns

    07/21/2016 7:28:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | July 21, 2016 | Debra J. Saunders
    When Twitter banned Milo Yiannopoulos, a blogger for the conservative news website who used the Twitter handle Nero, Yiannopoulos reacted with characteristic modesty. He told The New York Times the ban launched "the beginning of the end for Twitter." Oddly, Yiannopouolos may be right. In February, the social media platform announced its "Trust and Safety Committee." With Orwellian overtones, CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted, "Twitter stands for freedom of expression, speaking truth to power, and empowering dialogue. That starts with safety." The San Francisco startup invites all comers to post their thoughts by name or anonymously. The more outrageous the...
  • Just Words. Just Rules. Just for Conservatives.

    07/21/2016 7:09:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | July 21, 2016 | Laura Hollis
    Words -- and the left's hypocritical relationship with them -- have been in the news quite a bit of late. The most recent tempest-in-a-teapot is the speech given by the wife of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, Melania Trump, Monday night. Although 93 percent of Trump's speech was original, a couple of passages were virtually identical to those in a speech given by Michelle Obama in 2008: "you work hard for what you want in life"; "your word is your bond"; "you do what you say"; and "you treat people with respect." There was an additional sentence in Melania Trump's...
  • The Candidates for 2016

    07/21/2016 6:48:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | July 21, 2016 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- When Great Britain's Boris Johnson was forced out of the running to replace David Cameron as prime minister by an act of the utmost treachery, the civilized minority on both sides of the Atlantic knew that we had only one candidate left to deliver us amusement and a dramatic shift to good government, Donald Trump. He is entertaining, good natured and possessed of sound ideas to break the logjam in Washington. The Brits are just going to have to be patient. After all, Johnson is not completely out of government. Cameron's successor, Theresa May, has just made him...
  • Stop Bleeding Red Ink, Make America Sustainable Again

    07/21/2016 5:51:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | July 21, 2016 | Veronique de Rugy
    The Congressional Budget Office recently released its long-term budget outlook. There isn't much new there; we are still in the red, and it will only continue to get worse. Considering the extent of the problem, you would think someone on the campaign trail would pay attention. Yet no presidential candidate really is. First, CBO projects that the federal public debt-to-GDP ratio will go from its current 75 percent (up from 39 percent in 2008) to 86 percent in 2026 and 141 percent in 2046. On the deficit side, CBO projects that by 2020, our deficit level will reach $1 trillion,...
  • Cause and effect

    07/21/2016 4:37:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    (Published by) ^ | July 21, 2016 | (Op-ed written by) Cal Thomas
    In 1926, speaking about the Declaration of Independence on its 150th anniversary, President Calvin Coolidge noted the unique philosophy behind the creation of the United States: "We cannot continue to enjoy the result, if we neglect and abandon the cause." Speaking at a news conference in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, following the murder of three police officers and the wounding of three others, East Baton Rouge Sheriff Sid Gautreaux said, "...this is not so much about gun control as it is about what's in men's hearts. And until we come together as a nation, as a people, to heal as a...
  • The Dream Of Muslim Outreach Has Become A Nightmare

    07/21/2016 4:04:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | July 21, 2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    When President Obama entered office, he dreamed that his hope-and-change messaging and his references to his familial Islamic roots would win over the Muslim world. The soon-to-be Nobel Peace Prize laureate would make the U.S. liked in the Middle East. Then, terrorism would decrease. But, as with his approach to racial relations, Obama's remedies proved worse than the original illness. Obama gave his first presidential interview to Al Arabiya, noting that he has Muslims in his family. He implicitly blamed America's strained relations with many Middle Eastern countries on his supposedly insensitive predecessor, George W. Bush. The new message of...
  • Joy Behar: Benghazi Mom’s RNC Speech ‘Completely Inappropriate’

    07/20/2016 4:03:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 108 replies ^ | July 20, 2016 | Katie Yoder
    A mother speaking out about her son’s death is “inappropriate” for the RNC, according to The View’s Joy Behar. But will she say the same about the DNC’s speakers? On Tuesday, The View ladies discussed the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. At one point, co-host Whoopi Goldberg asked the panel about an RNC speech delivered by Patricia Smith, “a mom who lost her son in Benghazi [and] still blames Hillary for her son's death.” Fox News analyst Jedediah Bila began by defending Smith: I think she feels that Hillary Clinton – you know, and she said this, wrote...
  • Don King: 'All Lives Matter Is a Diversion'

    07/20/2016 2:46:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 20, 2016 | Tyler O'Neil
    Boxing promoter Don King at the Republican National Convention, Photo Credit: Tyler O'Neil, PJ MediaIn an interview with PJ Media on the Republican National Convention floor on Tuesday, boxing promoter Don King shared his surprising views of the Black Lives Matter movement. He seemed to be all over the board, hitting on America's history of racism, his friendship with former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, and his full-throated support for Donald Trump.When it comes to the Black Lives Matter movement, King admitted that "the natural response would say All Lives Matter, but that's a diversion." He admitted that "my friend"...
  • What to Make of the Trump Campaign's Melania Speech Mea Culpa?

    07/20/2016 2:15:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Rush ^ | July 20, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Have sound bite 32 standing by because a woman by the name of Meredith McIver has released a statement through the Trump campaign about the Melania Trump speech. She wrote it, Meredith McIver. She's released this statement just recently, last 15 or so minutes, and the Drive-Bys are busy dissecting this, trying to analyze this. What does it really mean, because of course it can't be what it says. There's gotta be something unstated here. There has to be something going on. Is this woman falling on the sword for the Trump campaign? Did she really not...
  • The Moment the NBC Drive-Bys Realized They're Covering the Wrong Stuff

    07/20/2016 1:43:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Rush ^ | July 20, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Grab sound bites number eight and nine at least, because this is more of the same here. This is NBC Special Coverage, Republican National Convention, and the NBC crew is Tom Brokaw, F. Chuck Todd, Nicolle Wallace, and Savannah Guthrie. We're gonna play you audio sound bites of that moment in time when they realize that Trump has changed the rules of politics and that they're covering the wrong things. They're focusing on the wrong things, like the plagiarism. Nobody cares! They think it's a disqualifying thing for Donald Trump that his wife plagiarized Michelle Obama. They've...
  • You Can't Watch the Trump Convention Through the Conventional Prism

    07/20/2016 12:44:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Rush ^ | July 20, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: There's just something about it, when you link these people, when you link these people with Satan, they go absolutely bonkers. They go nuts. Like Ben Carson last night, all he did was mention the dedication of Saul Alinsky's book to the devil, and I've got five stories here from the Drive-By Media about how horrible that is, because Ben Carson was linking Hillary Clinton to the devil. I remember one time we called Tom Daschle, the Senate majority leader back then, we called him El Diablo here in a parody song. They went nuts. They went...
  • The Hostage Air Base – and Its Hydrogen Bombs

    07/20/2016 11:00:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 144 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 20, 2016 | Stephen D. Bryen and Shoshana Bryen
    The United States runs its air operations against ISIS in Iraq from Incirlik Air Base in Turkey. The base, used by other NATO forces as well, is not American. It is Turkish, and the U.S. needs government permission to fly from there. Since the 15 July coup attempt in Ankara, U.S. forces at Incirlik are essentially hostages to the Turkish government. The Turkish base commander and his aides have been arrested; U.S. personnel are confined to base; outside power has been cut off; and while the U.S. has been permitted to resume operations over Iraq and Syria, it is working...
  • The New Christian Black Leadership

    07/20/2016 10:28:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | July 20, 2016 | Star Parker
    All eyes should be on Florida to see the seeds of change in black America. The issue is school choice and the nation's largest private school choice scholarship program, the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship, enacted in Florida in 2001 under Gov. Jeb Bush. Students receive scholarships to attend the school of their choice from Scholarship Funding Organizations. The FSOs are funded through donations from businesses that receive tax credits on corporate taxes and insurance premium taxes. It sounds like a no-brainer that this makes all the sense in the world. It's all voluntary; businesses choose to contribute and freedom and...
  • 'Fact-Checkers' vs. the Benghazi Mom

    07/20/2016 10:08:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | July 20, 2016 | Brent Bozell
    When FBI Director James Comey came before the press to deliver his bizarre proclamation -- that Hillary Clinton had lied relentlessly about her private email server but shouldn't be prosecuted because no prosecutor would ever dare take her to court (even though prosecutors all over the country rose to say they'd do so immediately) -- many were shocked and angered. One industry was thoroughly embarrassed: the media-elite "fact-checker" websites and projects, from PolitiFact to to The Washington Post's Fact Checker column. These so-called guardians of truth felt forced to revise and upgrade their "Pinocchio" counts to reflect the fact...
  • Ignoring Politicians

    07/20/2016 9:51:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | July 20, 2016 | John Stossel
    My Fox colleagues are in Cleveland, diligently interviewing Republicans. Next week, they'll interview Democrats. I'm glad they do it -- because I despise most politicians. There are exceptions, of course, but after years of reporting, I've concluded that most politicians have little to say that's interesting, and many are craven opportunists, desperate to rule over others. A few stand out, like former Congressman Anthony Weiner. Like many politicians, he's never held a real job. He's run for office or worked for politicians all his life. Weiner married one of Hillary Clinton's closest advisers, passionately pushed leftists' bad ideas and was...
  • Obama Is Too Incompetent To Pull Off A Coup

    07/20/2016 9:11:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 119 replies ^ | July 11, 2016 | Kurt Schlichter
    Turkey’s failed coup, combined with the disastrous disunity and polarization in the United States thanks to Barack Obama, have gotten people talking about whether it could happen here. For example, part-time law professor and full-time Instapundit Glenn Reynold has recently taken some serious looks at the issue of coups within the context of the American system of checks and balances. So what if next January Obama and his barely post-puberty band of juice box screw-ups in the West Wing decide they don’t want to leave? And the issue is even more pressing with Donald Trump sneaking up in the...

    07/20/2016 7:12:25 AM PDT · by shortstop · 82 replies ^ | 07/19/16 | Bob Lonsberry
    I'd fire him. If somebody derailed my convention and embarrassed my wife, I'd fire him. Not the speechwriter. The campaign manager. This situation in which Melania Trump's speech at the Republican National Convention included two plagiarized sections is so needless and destructive, it is such a self-inflicted wound, that you almost wonder if it was sabotage. It is easier to imagine someone wanting to torpedo the Trump campaign than it is to think that anyone getting paid to write would be so stupid and unethical as to steal someone else's words. Also, to be honest, it's astounding to think that...
  • Who Gets Absolute Moral Authority?

    07/20/2016 7:01:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | July 20, 2016 | Michelle Malkin
    My 12-year-old son couldn't remember the phrase "take a walk down memory lane" last week, instead describing a stroll through "nostalgia road." I knew it would come in handy. Put on your hiking boots and join me for an educational trip down good ol' nostalgia road. It seems like yesterday when Champion of Wimmin Maureen Dowd, bemoaning the lack of sympathy for anti-war mom Cindy Sheehan, declared in The New York Times that "the moral authority of parents who bury children killed in Iraq is absolute." No ifs, ands or other hedging qualifiers. Absolutely absolute. And it was just a...