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  • She drives us crazy: Amnesia, déjŕ-vu, fatigue and other symptoms of Hillary-related madness

    04/19/2015 1:11:12 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Salon ^ | April 18, 2015 | Andrew O'Hehir
    ..... I’m not here to praise Hillary or to bury her: the first is unnecessary and the second impossible. I’m also not here to provide false hope for the so-called American left, which is far too mesmerized by the debased spectacle of presidential politics and is about to get patronized, bamboozled and bulldozed one more time, and I’m definitely not here to shill for the Democratic Party, whose current identity crisis is embodied with eerie precision in the personage of Hillary Clinton.Maybe you’ve heard about this: Hillary Clinton, who used to be secretary of state and before that a senator...
  • Ted Cruz, the Times, and Guns

    04/18/2015 10:01:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The New York Sun ^ | April 18, 2015 | The Editors
    The New York Times is taking note of Senator Cruz’s suggestion that the Second Amendment was intended to “serve as the ultimate check against governmental tyranny — for the protection of liberty.” The Gray Lady calls it among the “ridiculous arguments against gun control.” It suggests the silliest such the idea is that the framers wanted to “preserve the possibility, or even encourage, the idea of armed rebellion against the government.” What arrests us about this note is the absence of any reference to Elbridge Gerry. Gerry was the representative from Massachusetts who, during the debate over the Second Amendment...
  • The Looming Minimum Wage Hike: Stuck on Stupid

    04/18/2015 9:53:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/18/2015 | William Sullivan
    We might be inclined to laugh off the national demonstrations calling for a $15/hr minimum wage for burger-flippers, as the suggestion should be received as utterly ridiculous in any intelligent economic debate. But the left isn’t laughing. They’re undoubtedly ecstatic at the media legs such demonstrations have maintained against all odds, and they can’t wait to roll out these downtrodden fast-food workers as a reason to increase the federal minimum wage, victims as they are of an evil system of economic organization that dares assign a value to labor performed in the context of supply and demand. That evil is,...
  • Rubio's Age Is Problematic, But Hillary Being Post-Menopausal Makes Her 'Perfect'?

    04/18/2015 6:19:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | April 18, 2015 | Tom Blumer
    Time.com's Zeke Miller tweeted yesterday that a "reporter" asked recently declared presidential candidate Marco Rubio of Florida the following question: "Is 43 old enough to be president?" Meanwhile, two weeks ago, a column at Time.com claimed that Hillary Clinton is "biologically primed to be a leader." Seriously. Since he either can't or won't tell us who asked the question, we're unable to determine if the "reporter" to whom Miller referred was asking the question because he or she doesn't know the Constitution or was trying to bait Rubio into giving an answer implicitly or explicitly criticizing other candidates. It would...
  • Maybe We Should Negotiate With Terrorists (Lunatic Idea)

    04/18/2015 5:23:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Slimes Magazine ^ | April 18, 2015 | Jane Greenway Carr
    In November of last year, news broke of President Obama’s order to conduct a comprehensive review of how the U.S. government handles hostage situations involving Americans taken by terrorist groups abroad. The policy review, which is still underway, launched in the midst of frustration and criticism from the families of American hostages—some of whom ISIS held and murdered—over the government’s response to the plight of their loved ones. After the horrific deaths of (among others) journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff and human rights activist Kayla Mueller, critics have pointed to the fact that several other—mostly European—hostages were recovered from...
  • The Inevitable Clinton Drool Parade Has Begun

    04/18/2015 11:18:58 AM PDT · by drewh · 15 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | April 18, 2015 | 7:01 AM EDT | Melisa Mullins
    It was only a matter of time before the media began their drool parade over Hillary Clinton. Since the announcement of her presidential run on Sunday, they have been chasing after her like paparazzi, patiently waiting for any word she might utter, and alas, begin the tedious task of trying to paint her into a likeable person. No more of the “old” Hillary - an opportunistic, scandal ridden, “technically challenged,” pantsuit-wearing former first lady, Senator, Secretary of State….and one of those “evil one-percenters” she claims to detest. The media’s mission, which they have chosen to accept, is to humanize her...
  • Hillary’s Struggle to be Normal

    04/18/2015 7:37:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2015 | Ashley Pratte
    Hillary Clinton gets in a van a drives from New York to Iowa and somehow it’s all the media can talk about—but it’s what most Americans do. They load up their cars for a family road trip and yet, it’s not covered by the media. Her attempt to be normal is humorous; she even made a pit stop for lunch at Chipotle—WOW! However, while at Chipotle she chose to be incognito and donned a pair of sunglasses. Let me get this straight, she wants to listen to everyday Americans but she doesn’t want to be seen or recognized at a...
  • Cheap Laughs: A Weekly Review of The NY Times

    04/18/2015 7:05:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2015 | Mark Skousen
    Georgetown sociology professor Michael Eric Dyson has made a very profitable career out of peddling lies about race in America. Unfortunately, there is a large market for the kind of falsehoods Dyson specializes in, especially among the liberal elite readership of The New York Times and on tony ultra-liberal college campuses. It is fashionable in these precincts to deride the rest of America as hopelessly racist and backward, and doing so doubtlessly provides some people a certain cheap thrill of smug moral superiority. But what is profitable for Dyson and pleasurable for ultra-liberals is poisonous for both America as...
  • Citi Economist: Abolish Cash (People Should Have to Pay Banks to Use Money)

    04/18/2015 6:54:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 18, 2015 | Nick Sorrentino
    The central banks don’t like that cash makes it hard to cut rates to below zero. 0% is pretty much as far as they can go (though there are exceptions such as in Denmark.) Bloomberg reports;
  • Time for an American Taxpayers Revolt

    04/18/2015 6:46:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 18, 2015 | Jeff Crouere
    This was the horrible week in which millions of Americans paid their taxes to the ever increasing and intrusive federal government. This year, the tax burden has grown with Tax Freedom Day appearing on April 24, meaning that Americans will spend approximately one third of the year working for government before they can provide for their families. Taxes are certainly oppressive in this country. Compared to last year, tax revenue increased 4.3% to $1.478 trillion in the first 6˝ months of the 2015 fiscal year. Even worse, the insatiable federal government continues to spend money with reckless abandon. Through April...
  • New Economy Rules

    04/18/2015 6:40:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | April 18, 2015 | Charles Payne
    It was a dull day for the broad market, but there were individual winners. A resurgence of the initial public offering (IPO) market was relatively quiet, save for the high- profile debut of Box Inc. (BOX) and Shake Shack (SHAK). And until this week, with SHAK soaring, both IPOs were seen as a cautionary tale that buttresses the notion that 2014 was the top. Last year saw the most IPOs since the year of the crash, raising almost as much money.. The following blew away the consensus: Etsy Inc. (ETSY) +88%Virtu Financial, Inc. (VIRT) +17%Party City Holdingco Inc. (PRTY) +22%...
  • Assisted Suicide's Grave Implications

    04/18/2015 6:30:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 18, 2015 | Kathryn Lopez
    "It's scary and it knocks the breath out of you." Maggie Karner is not unrealistic or "romantic" about death and dying. And she should know. "It takes a long time to come to terms with a disease -- especially a terminal illness. And then you start thinking; 'OK, this is the new me. This is the new normal. And I can still appreciate every moment.'" Earlier this spring, when I co-hosted a National Review Institute panel on assisted suicide with Ryan T. Anderson of the Heritage Foundation, we began it with a video of Karner. No speech is as compelling...
  • Government snooping through your emails without a warrant: Not just the NSA

    04/18/2015 6:13:25 AM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/18/15 | Mark J. Fitzgibbons
    The SEC and IRS, among other government agencies, love, love, love administrative subpoenas to snoop through emails without probable cause. Techdirt writes: The story that we keep hearing is that two government agencies in particular really like ECPA's outdated system: the IRS and the SEC. Since both only have administrative subpoena power, and not the ability to issue warrants like law enforcement, the lower standards of ECPA make it much easier for them to snoop through your emails without having to show probable cause. Last year, in a Congressional hearing, the SEC's boss, Mary Jo White, was questioned about this...
  • You Picked a Fine Time to Betray Cuba, Barack (On the Anniversary of the Bay of Pigs)

    04/18/2015 5:32:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2015 | Humberto Fontova
    Sure, it was one of those hoary historic trivialities that went down "before he was even born"--but President Obama finally signed off on his ultimate betrayal of Cuban freedom (removal of Castro regime from list of terror-sponsors/opening of economic lifeline) on the very week marking the 54th anniversary of the Bay of Pigs Invasion. During the past eight months President Obama has ordered over 5,000 U.S. - led air strikes to help Islamic terrorists fight other Islamic terrorists 6 thousand miles away. Here’s what was going on 90 miles from U.S. shores 54 years ago this week as U.S.-trained freedom-fighters...
  • American Jewry’s Moment of Decision

    04/18/2015 4:49:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2015 | Caroline Glick
    This week in two meetings with prominent American Jews, President Barack Obama threw down the gauntlet. Either the Jews of America will rise to the challenge or they will allow Obama to marginalize them. It is their choice, and now is the time for them to decide. In the first meeting, Obama met with centrist Jewish leaders from major Jewish organizations like the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations, the Anti-Defamation League and AIPAC. Major donors to these groups, like to almost every other major Jewish organization in America, are largely Democrats. According to The Washington Post, the purpose...
  • Libertarians Outnumber Both Liberals and Conservatives

    04/18/2015 4:39:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 18, 2015 | John C. Goodman
    Rand Paul’s entry into the presidential race raises an interesting question: Just how many people consider themselves “libertarian” and what is the potential voting strength of this segment of the population? Paul Krugman weighed in early with the brash claim that "there basically aren't any libertarians." But as David Henderson reminds us, once again Krugman’s opinions are nowhere near factual reality. Gallup, which has been polling on the issue for quite some time, finds that 38 percent of the public identifies as “conservative” and 24 percent as “liberal” in the latest poll Gallup doesn’t ask people if they are libertarian,...
  • An Open Letter To Conservative Activists

    04/18/2015 4:28:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 18, 2015 | John Hawkins
    After I write a column that rips Barack Obama up one side and down the other, talks about our debt or the fact that we essentially don’t have borders any more, there are usually conservatives who show up in the comments section or email me something like, “I agree with you 110%, but what’s the solution? What policy do we put in place to fix everything that’s going wrong? When are we going to have another Ronald Reagan ride in on a white horse and fix what’s wrong?” Here’s the problem with that: It’s the wrong mentality. It’s sort of...
  • My Concern With The Iran Nuclear Negotiations

    04/18/2015 4:21:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 18, 2015 | James Lankford
    Amidst the various twists and turns of our nation’s negotiation with Iran on a nuclear deal, one thing is clear: the American people are skeptical. Americans know that a nuclear Iran is a threat to every nation. Our concern is not just Iran in possession of a nuclear bomb; we all know that the leadership of Iran continues to threaten its neighbors and the World. Iran is the world’s largest state-sponsor of terrorism and there is little doubt that if they had nuclear weapons, they could transfer those weapons or nuclear material to their global terror proxies. This week, the...
  • Why Hillary Can't Be in the Moment

    04/18/2015 12:24:30 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | Doris O'Brien
    Watching Hillary Clinton reach out and touch ordinary Americans is excruciating. In working a crowd of regular folks, Hillary is fingernails on the blackboard in a pantsuit. It is difficult to imagine anyone more out of touch with their own affect, movement, and connection to the people around them. She is unable to talk, touch, listen or smile in a natural manner. She doesn't seem to know what to do with her hands, where to direct her eyes, her scope of awareness is restricted. A blind person with a stick would be better than Hillary Clinton at reading people around...
  • Carr: From Fauxcahontas to the coal miner’s granddaughter [the Hildabeast]

    04/17/2015 1:46:28 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 4/17/15 | Howie Carr
    It’s one thing for Hillary Clinton to lift Granny Warren’s applause lines, but now she’s speaking with a forked tongue about her grandparents, just like the fake Indian does.You know how Fauxcahontas says she’s an Indian because her grandma told her she had “high cheekbones”? And how her parents had to elope because her paternal grandparents were angry that their son was marrying a “breed”? (Funny, the newlyweds had a big wedding party in their hometown right after they got married in the biggest church in the next town over.)Now Hillary is out in Iowa making it up about her...
  • Election 2016 Is Not About the Candidates

    04/17/2015 12:50:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2015 | Scott Rasmussen
    This was a big week for the political press. That means it was also a good week for highlighting how the world of the political elite is so out of touch with the world of everyday Americans. The excitement for the pundits was launched by the announcement that former Secretary of State, senator and first lady Hillary Clinton is doing what was expected and running for president. This enabled breathless commentary about whether driving cross-country in a van and eating a burrito will present Secretary Clinton in a more positive light. Everyday Americans, on the other hand, recognized that nothing...
  • Obama: Cuban Information Minister?

    04/17/2015 12:34:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2015 | Mona Charen
    Two relatively recent photos of Barack Obama with foreign leaders reveal much about his deep-dyed leftism. The first features President Obama and democratically elected Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, leader of one of America's most loyal friends. Obama looks strained. His face is stiff, and his eyes are veiled. The second is a snap of Obama at the recent Summit of the Americas in Panama. He's seated with "President" Raul Castro, leader of a bitter enemy, who has never received a single free vote. Obama is grinning, his eyes dancing with pleasure. In contrast to the bitterness with which Obama addresses...
  • Appeasement and the Near-Sighted Visionary

    04/17/2015 11:26:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2015 | David Stokes
    When the word “appeasement” was first identified with the foreign policy of a nation, it was on purpose. Now a term of derision generally applied to political leaders who seem to be clueless about apparent danger, it was never really a “bad” word until it became forever identified with foreign policy failures in Great Britain under the premiership of Neville Chamberlain. The word itself simply means to pacify or soothe. Most of us understand that there is a measure of this required for peaceful and civilized living and discourse. But when appeasement met Adolf Hitler, it was manipulated, twisted, scorned...
  • Vote For Iraq War Underscores Hillary's Greatest Weakness

    04/17/2015 10:25:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    So far, of the declared candidates for president, the only one who voted for the Iraq War is the Democrat. I recently made that observation on Twitter and the response was instructive. I will refrain from reprinting the more piquant language from Hillary Clinton's supporters, but one common theme was that I am a fool. Sens. Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio weren't in the Senate for the Iraq war vote, many shrieked. Well, exactly. In case you haven't been paying attention, you might be interested to know that the Iraq War was not popular, especially among Democrats. If...
  • A Way Out for Christian Wedding Businesses?

    04/17/2015 10:14:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 61 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    Radical activists in the gay community have put pedal to the metal to force gay acceptance from Christians -- making not only their position but also their tactics anti-Christian. They are deliberately targeting the Christian wedding industry -- the cakemakers, the caterers, the quaint bed-and-breakfast owners, and the like. They are headhunting Christians who refuse their business on moral grounds by slapping them with lawsuits or "human rights" complaints. Fascists would appreciate these tactics. Everyone witnessed the national shaming and death threats that came to Memories Pizza in Walkerton, Indiana, because the owners declined to cater a gay "wedding" --...
  • Hillary Clinton: Out of Sync With the Times

    04/17/2015 10:07:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2015 | Michael Barone
    Presidents are inevitably shaped by the circumstances in which they campaign for -- and come into -- office. In 1932, Franklin Roosevelt called for "bold, persistent experimentation" and followed through once in office. Had Roosevelt run in another year, or had there been no Great Depression, he would have campaigned and governed differently. The same can be said, to varying degrees, of the presidents who won open-seat contests since, John Kennedy, Richard Nixon, the two George Bushes and Barack Obama, and of those who unseated incumbents, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton. The Republicans who have announced their candidacies...
  • Obama’s Israel Support Means Standing with Boycotters and Terror Supporters

    04/17/2015 7:07:17 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 17, 2015 | Ronn Torossian
    Obama’s Israel Support Means Standing with Boycotters and Terror SupportersPosted By Ronn Torossian On April 17, 2015 @ 12:15 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments The media crows about Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appealing to Americans across all political lines about the danger of the Iran deal – a deal which Israelis across the political spectrum maintain is a mistake.  Apparently, democracy matters – except when it comes to Israel.Along these lines, just released data from White House visitor logs [1] unveils the fact that Israel’s Ambassador, Ron Dermer is persona non grata at the White House.   That...
  • HILLARY, HER GRANDPARENTS AND INTEGRITY

    04/17/2015 6:54:42 AM PDT · by shortstop · 27 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 04/17/15 | Bob Lonsberry
    Hillary sat at a table, Iowans around her, making the case for what most of us would call amnesty for illegal aliens. She cited her grandparents. As she has many times before, she said they were immigrants. All of them. She told stirring stories of how hard they worked and how they found their place in America. It was all very moving. The problem is, it didn’t happen to be true. And within hours of her saying so, a reporter was able to prove her claim false. How? Census records. In the era of Internet genealogy, once obscure and unreachable...
  • GOP Has More Than a Hillary Problem; It's an America Problem

    04/17/2015 5:20:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2015 | Mark Davis
    All in all, a pretty fun week for conservatives. Marco Rubio made a classy and inspiring entrance into a Republican field that is already impressive and energizing, and sure to become even more so. Meanwhile, the most powerful woman in American history dropped in with a campaign debut that ranged from underwhelming to comically inept. Or so it appears to those of us who have no intention of voting for her. Make no mistake, I have enjoyed the absurdity of the incognito Chipotle moment, the inexplicable road trip in the stupidly labeled “Scooby” van, the easy-to-mock fawning of the reporters...
  • Dear Madam Yesterday

    04/17/2015 4:33:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    Back in 1979, Ronald Reagan first announced his intentions to run for office by releasing a video. That is how it was done back then. It was not really that much of a surprise that you would use yesterday's campaign tactic to declare your intentions last week. Then you got in a van for a road trip. The press called it "spontaneous." Some members of the press reported your travel as you personally driving to Iowa from New York. Except, Madam Yesterday, you admitted you had not driven yourself anywhere since 1996. Your cars are sedans and chauffeured; your planes...
  • Scott Walker vs. The World

    04/17/2015 3:42:20 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 52 replies
    The Daily Beast's The Jerk ^ | April 17, 2015 | David Freedlander
    Illustration by Sarah Rodgers/ The Daily BeastWhile the rest of the GOP field plays nice, Scott Walker is very much on the attack—and he’s not making many friends in the process. In the waning days of the 2014 elections, Chris Christie arrived in Ohio to campaign for his fellow Republican John Kasich. At a rally for over 700 people in the town of Independence, the Ohio governor said of his New Jersey counterpart that, “among all the governors, he’s my best friend.” The audience let out a collective “awww.” The two were shown the next day on the front of...
  • Indisputable proof that Republicans are warriors for the aristocracy [by issue-trespassing]

    04/17/2015 12:08:47 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    Salon ^ | April 16, 2015 | Heather Digby Parton
    .......As Brendan Nyhan at the New York Times explained in February, this sort of thing is called “issue-trespassing,” where one party attempts to co-opt an advantage of the other by pretending to care about something nobody thinks they care about. In this case, the GOP seemed to be admitting that their reputation as the party of the 1 percent wasn’t helpful to their cause, so they decided to try to shift the blame to President Obama. Nyhan points out that data suggests this rarely ever works, because people rely on party stereotypes no matter how hard those parties try to...
  • Our View: Shame on Lizzie Borden Grave Vandals

    04/16/2015 10:36:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    The Herald News ^ | Apr. 12, 2015
    THUMBS DOWN to the vandals who defaced the Borden gravesite in historic Oak Grove Cemetery. The plot, which contains the graves of Lizzie Borden, her slain father A.J., and stepmother, Abigail, as well as Lizzie’s sister, Emma, was marked with graffiti police belief to have been “tagged” by skateboarders. The crime took place on Sunday, the same day “The Lizzie Borden Chronicles” miniseries premiered on Lifetime. “It just irks me … not just when it’s Lizzie Borden, but anyone,” said Oak Grover Cemetery Director Tony Eaton. We share the sentiment and hope the perpetrators are brought to justice and make...
  • Guest Column: President Obama's Passover Seder

    04/16/2015 7:10:28 PM PDT · by markomalley
    Investigative Project on Terrorism ^ | 4/16/15 | Reuven Berko
    President Obama's recent statement saying that requiring Iran to recognize Israel would not be part of the agreement with Iran did not surprise Israelis, many of whom feel that the more he tries to assuage their fears, the more they have to worry about. As president of the United States, his first commitment is to the welfare of his country, but it would not have been out of place for him to demand that Iran publicly declare it would not destroy Israel, one of America's closest allies.Obama is clearly aware of Israel's concerns, promising the United States would "be there"...
  • Obama's Wanton Lawlessness Should Disturb All Americans

    04/16/2015 1:52:53 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | April 17, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    We live in a constitutional republic in which our elected officials are bound by the constraints of the Constitution, which means they don't have a license to do whatever they please, even if they think it would be best for the country. That President Barack Obama so flagrantly violates this enshrined legal principle and much of his Democratic Party supports him in doing so is why so many other people are outraged and, at times, fear for their country. Under past presidents in my lifetime (I was born after FDR), Republican and Democratic, we have not had to live in...
  • The Democrats’ death by a thousand scandals

    04/16/2015 12:29:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | April 16, 2015 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    When asked in February what his proudest accomplishment was as a leading figure in the Obama administration, former White House advisor David Axelrod replied by touting the administration’s record on ethics. “I’m proud of the fact that basically you’ve had an administration that’s been in place for six years in which there hasn’t been a major scandal,” he said. To this, conservatives laughed. There is a difference between being scandal-free and deftly navigating the media environment to ensure that no individual controversy shatters the foundations of the public’s trust in the president. While the administration’s political team has been able...
  • Times Frets: Health Care Not a Right?

    04/16/2015 12:15:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | April 16, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: The New York Times -- let me get to this later, too. But I just want to tease you with it. They have a column here by Thomas B. Edsall. Now, that name might ring a bell. Thomas B. Edsall used to write at the Washington Post. Be "Warshington," for those of you in Rio Linda. And after leaving the Washington Post and now writing opinion pieces now and then for the New York Times, he has been involved in, I think, the Obama campaign somehow. Not a direct paid participant, but there's been a linkage there. Anyway, he's...
  • Mrs. Clinton Just Can't Pull It Off

    04/16/2015 11:34:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 16, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I do not want to make the mistake of assuming something is happening prematurely. Nevertheless, ladies and gentlemen, I have to note that I am a bit surprised at the frequency, and even the number, of really negative or less-than-flattering suck-up stories about Hillary Clinton from the Drive-By Media. Now, what we know, what we have learned -- I take it back. You and I have known this since the nineties. She's a phony. There are no coincidences with the Clintons. Nothing just spontaneously happens. Everything is orchestrated; everything is planned; everything is staged. That is, everything that's intended...
  • Dems Drive Their Base Literally Insane

    04/16/2015 11:16:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | April 16, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: How many times in the recent past have you people heard me refer to Democrat Party base as insane? How many of you recall my suggesting, my pointing out, my claiming that the Democrat Party has turned its base literally rabid with insanity and rage. With all of the catcalling, all of the negativity that they have been responsible for, the Iraq war, you name it, everything for the last four years of George Bush's presidency, everything, they turned their base into a bunch of rabid, insane lunatics. You remember how they literally went bat excrement crazy after the...
  • Gwyneth Paltrow Admits She Cheated on Her $29 Food Bank Challenge After Four Days

    04/16/2015 10:39:13 AM PDT · by drewh · 67 replies
    E! Online ^ | Today 12:45 AM EDT | by ZACH JOHNSON
    Did anyone really think Gwyneth Paltrow could feed her family on a $29 budget? "Last week, chef (and great man) Mario Batali challenged me to raise awareness and money for the NYC Food Bank by trying to live on $29 dollars for the week (what low income families on SNAP are trying to survive on)," the actress wrote in her goop newsletter. "Dubious that I could complete the week, I donated to the Food Bank at the outset, and all of us at the goop office began the challenge." Paltrow spent $24.40 on "things like avocados and limes," which "are...
  • The Challenge: Spiritual Slavery

    04/16/2015 10:14:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 16, 2015 | Rebecca Hagelin
    Editor's note: This column was co-authored by Kristin Carey.This Thursday is Emancipation Day. It’s the 153rd anniversary of the day President Abraham Lincoln signed the Compensated Emancipation Act, which freed the thousands of slaves who lived in Washington, D.C. That day in the midst of the Civil War marked the beginning of a great and dramatic change in our nation, which began with the capital—the heart of our nation—and slowly worked its way throughout the rest of the country. After President Lincoln signed the Act into law, an author of an editorial in a New York newspaper, The Anglo-African, joyfully...
  • Helping Barack Remember History

    04/16/2015 9:40:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 16, 2015 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- Does anyone remember what it was that turned America hostile toward the tropical paradise of Cuba? Our president tells us "we're caught in a time warp, going back to the 1950s and gunboat diplomacy, and 'Yanquis' and the Cold War." Yes, really, "gunboat diplomacy." That is how University of Chicago adjunct law professors talk about American foreign policy. And he adds, "Sometimes those controversies date back to before I was born." So, what got America so riled up over the Castro brothers and Cuban communists even before Barack Obama was born? As I recall, it was a bipartisan...
  • Hillary 2.0 Requires Serious Strategic Analysis by Conservatives

    04/16/2015 9:26:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 16, 2015 | Matt Towery
    The "new" Hillary Clinton, branded "Hillary 2.0" by some political pundits, seems at first blush the same Hillary Clinton of Bill Clinton's presidency and of her unsuccessful 2008 presidential bid. But conservatives who bemoan the years of Barack Obama must carefully consider how they approach Ms. Clinton in 2016. Consider it a given that most voters inclined to vote Republican are adamantly opposed to a Hillary Clinton presidency. Any Republican candidate would be preferable to four or eight years of another Clinton presidency, right? Yes, but here is where the strategic part of this analysis comes into play. Consider the...
  • Jeepers! Hillary's Campaign Is Even Creepier Than You Think

    04/16/2015 9:09:55 AM PDT · by SJackson · 24 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | April 16, 2015 | Heather Wilhelm
    Pffftt. Pipe down. You haven’t been paying attention, friend. It is, at least in the cloistered world of the American media, The Week of Hillary. On Sunday, the former secretary of state announced her intention to enact her final, sweet, glorious revenge on the old ball and chain, Bill “Mr. Fun” Clinton—ahem, I mean “run for president”—and the coverage has been wall-to-wall since. So far, the Hillary Show has been consistently hilarious, complete with a bizarre RoboCop-style, bulletproof, Secret Service-driven “casual” road trip van— a van named, oddly, “Scooby,” which is the cartoon dog, and not “The Mystery Machine,” which...
  • I Am Hillary Hear Me Roar

    04/16/2015 8:10:57 AM PDT · by SJackson · 42 replies
    BernardGoldberg.com ^ | April 12, 2015 | Bernard Goldberg
    Hillary for PresidentJust two days before her mother made it official, Elle magazine released its interview with Chelsea Clinton in which she said that while it’s good that about 20 percent of Congress is made up of women, “Since when did 20% become the definition of equality? And so when you ask about the importance of having a woman president, absolutely it’s important for, yes, symbolic reasons.” There it is. Hillary Clinton’s daughter says her mother should be crowned president of the United States because “it’s important for symbolic reasons.” Electing a woman – a liberal Democratic woman and not,...
  • The Obama ‘Framework’ for Israel’s Doom

    04/16/2015 8:06:26 AM PDT · by SJackson · 12 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 16, 2015 | Moshe Phillips and Benyamin Korn
    So now it turns out that Israel’s security, perhaps its very existence, will be jeopardized in order to give Barack Obama some post-presidential bragging points. It was recently revealed that the President intends to publicly endorse specific borders and other terms for a Palestinian state, which he hopes will go down in history as the “Obama Framework.” But it would be more truthful to call it what it is — the Palestinian Framework. The new “Obama Framework” scheme was reported on March 30 by Jackson Diehl, deputy editorial page editor of the Washington Post, a journalist whom the Obama administration...
  • The Romance of Poverty

    04/16/2015 8:04:03 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 16, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    The Romance of PovertyPosted By Ben Shapiro On April 16, 2015 @ 12:45 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments On Tuesday, CNN ran what should have been a puff piece in its travel section about the wonders of visiting Cuba. The title of the piece spelled out the angle: “Why you should travel to Cuba before it looks like everywhere else.” The authors, James Williams and Daisy Carrington, write, “Cuba is not like other places, or rather, not like anywhere that exists today. To some outsiders, it looks firmly stuck in the 1950s. Vintage cars roam the streets, the...
  • L. Ron Obama and the Church of Progressivism

    04/16/2015 8:01:52 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 16, 2015 | Bruce Thornton
    L. Ron Obama and the Church of ProgressivismPosted By Bruce Thornton On April 16, 2015 @ 12:50 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments The HBO documentary about Scientology, “Going Clear,” is a must-see. Not so much because it exposes Scientology as a moneymaking, totalitarian cult, something most people already have known for 50 years. More useful is the film’s description of Scientology’s ideas, techniques, and tactics, for they bear an eerie resemblance to contemporary Progressive belief and practice.The first dimension of Scientology, as its name suggests, is scientism. This is the notion that human identity and behavior both individually...
  • Remaking Clinton, One Burrito Bowl at a Time

    04/16/2015 6:28:14 AM PDT · by shortstop · 21 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 04/16/15 | Daniel Ruth
    Message: After nearly 25 years on the national political stage, she has discovered she cares deeply about the much-beleaguered American middle class. Reaction: Better late than never. To underscore her bourgeoisie bona fides, the Evita of Chappaqua embarked on a populist road trip from New York to Iowa, even stopping for some fast food at a Chipotle restaurant near Toledo to demonstrate she can rub great unwashed elbows with the best of ambitious politicians. Nothing says "Hail to the Chief" more than a burrito bowl. Still, Clinton better be careful during this Nighthawks diner phase of the campaign. The patrician...
  • CHRIS CHRISTIE -- DEMOCRAT

    04/16/2015 6:10:40 AM PDT · by shortstop · 16 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 04/16/15 | Bob Lonsberry
    Chris Christie can be Hillary Clinton’s running mate. They’re both liberals, they’re both clueless, they’re both egocentrics. And they’re both wrong. We’ll talk about Hillary another day. Today’s subject is Christie. Specifically, his announced intent to “take on” entitlements. He rightly points out that entitlements consume some 70 percent of the federal budget and are a fiscal and social cancer that is destroying America. Entitlements – the “rights” of the welfare state – oblige the taxpayer to fund a limitless number of people receiving a limitless number of dollars over a limitless series of programs. Entitlements are automatic theft, redistribution...