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  • Rush Babes for America Facebook Page Blasts Myth That Women are Monolithic

    05/09/2012 2:14:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 9, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: As you know, ladies and gentlemen, yesterday we started a new Facebook page: Rush Babes for America. And, by the way, the word "babes" is entirely respectful in its usage here. There's no condescension meant here, and every woman in this audience knows that. But we have put up a Facebook page, and we are already close to having more friends than the entire membership of the National Organization for Women. The National Organization for Women has been out there drumming up membership for decades. The Rush Babes for America Facebook page has been up for 24...
  • ELIZABETH WARREN DANCES WITH LIES

    05/09/2012 2:12:30 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    Ann Coulter.com ^ | May 9, 2012 | by Ann Coulter
    Elizabeth Warren, who also goes by her Indian name, "Lies on Race Box," is in big heap-um trouble. The earnest, reform-minded liberal running for Senate against Scott Brown, R-Mass., lied about being part-Cherokee to get a job at Harvard. Harvard took full advantage of Warren's lie, bragging to The Harvard Crimson about her minority status during one of the near-constant student protests over insufficient "diversity" in the faculty. Warren also listed herself as an Indian in law school faculty directories and, just last month, said, "I am very proud of my Native American heritage." Except, oops, she has no more...
  • Bam Comes Out of Closet on Gay Marriage

    05/09/2012 1:59:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 9, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Breaking news (of sorts) from Fox. It's Ed Henry reporting that Obama is going to come out of the closet, maybe, on gay marriage. Megyn Kelly just spoke with Chief White House Correspondent Ed Henry about Obama and the White House policy on gay marriage. Megyn Kelly said, "What's going on? Does anybody there have the slightest clue what's going on?" HENRY: We have some new information. As you know, the president, uh, said in December of 2010 that he was "evolving" on this issue. We're getting new information now suggesting that he is ready perhaps to...
  • The American People are Fed Up

    05/09/2012 12:43:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 9, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Americans, ladies and gentlemen, are taking their country back -- and they're doing it one election at a time. As was evidenced in Wisconsin, Americans are not afraid of union goons. They're not impressed with a slow-jamming Preezy. They aren't intimidated by the media anymore. From reconfirming the meaning of marriage, to showing support for a great Wisconsin governor, to humiliating a sitting Democrat president with a huge turnout for a convicted felon, voters demonstrated that the power attributed to Barack Obama and the State-Controlled Media has been overestimated. Conventional wisdom was nuked yesterday. Tea Party dead...
  • Eight West Virginia Counties Vote for Federal Inmate Over Obama in Dem Primary

    05/09/2012 12:21:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 9, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Democrats did turn out, however. Well, they didn't turn out in Wisconsin. They didn't turn out in North Carolina. But guess where they did turn out? Democrats turned out big time in West Virginia in the presidential primary to vote for an inmate. A federal prisoner, the Boyd Crowder of West Virginia. Federal Inmate 11593-051. There's a picture of the guy. Let me see if it's still up. Let me check real quick. Yep, there's a picture of the guy on Drudge, a picture of Inmate 11593-051. This is the guy that gave Obama a run for...
  • Conservatives Can't Wait to Vote

    05/09/2012 11:25:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 9, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I'm gonna break this down in even more detail as the program unfolds. Lugar has issued a very lengthy and quite telling statement. Lugar is comparing his defeat to the end of reason, the end of the Republican Party, the end of compromise, the end of people working together. Lugar is saying that his defeat is a bad thing. It's gonna lead to partisanship and rancor. It's gonna lead to the end. The Senate is gonna descend now. It's not gonna be nearly the august body it has been. Not because he's not there. He's not that...
  • The Election Results are No Surprise to Us: America Doesn't Want Any More of Obama

    05/09/2012 11:19:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 9, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I am tempted, ladies and gentlemen, to sit here and ask you if you remember hearing me say a few things in the past three weeks. But I think I'm just gonna go ahead and report what happened, 'cause I think you do remember. I think of all the people in this country who are not really surprised at everything that happened yesterday, election-wise, it's probably you in this audience. Great to have you with us. Here we are back with more broadcast excellence, Rush Limbaugh, the EIB Network and the Limbaugh Institute for Advanced Conservative Studies....
  • "Head Start" an Abysmal Failure for Kids, a Spectacular Success for Teachers

    05/09/2012 7:02:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 9, 2012 | Mike Shedlock
    Head Start, a preschool program for low-income kids has been a spectacular success, not for kids, but for teachers and teachers' unions. Please consider Miami-Dade County seeks to unload Head Start program, salaries For more than four decades, Miami-Dade County officials have managed Head Start, the storied preschool program for children from low-income families. But the county now wants out — and “generous” salaries are partly to blame. On average, Miami-Dade paid its Head Start teachers $76,860 in salary and fringe benefits in 2011, county records show. That’s about 90 percent higher than the second highest-paying Head Start provider in...
  • Paul Krugman and the European Austerity Myth

    05/09/2012 6:56:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 9, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    With both France and Greece deciding to jump out of the left-wing frying pan into the even-more-left-wing fire, European fiscal policy has become quite a controversial topic. But I find this debate and discussion rather tedious and unrewarding, largely because it pits advocates of Keynesian spending (the so-called “growth” camp) against supporters of higher taxes (the “austerity” camp).Since I’m a big fan of nations lowering taxes and reducing the burden of government spending, I would like to see the pro-tax hike and the pro-spending sides both lose (wasn’t that Kissinger’s attitude about the Iran-Iraq war?). Indeed, this is why I...
  • It's Not Obama's Fault

    05/09/2012 6:25:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 9, 2012 | Rich Galen
    For a campaign that has been up-and-running since just about January 21, 2009, the Obama crowd did not have a good "official" first week. Last weekend, Barack Obama officially launched his campaign for re-election at a rally on the campus of Ohio State University. A couple of things were wrong with the event. About 14,000 people showed up, but the arena holds many more and the traveling press made much of the empty seats. That's not Obama's fault. It's the fault of the advance team and the campaign, but there you are. During his remarks, Obama lashed out at Republicans...
  • America Can Do Better

    05/09/2012 6:08:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 9, 2012 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - It should be clear by now that President Obama is running against the U.S. economy and as of last week the economy was beating him. A couple of weeks ago, as Mitt Romney was locking up the Republican presidential nomination, Obama's anemic polling numbers were hitting 50 percent, up from the mid-to-upper 40s and his prospects were looking up. Then in the past week, two bleak economic reports knocked him off his shaky pedestal and he was back in the 40s again and in a dead heat with Romney. The salient characteristic of Obama's presidency has been a...
  • China's Dilemma: Berlin Transition or Tiananmen Destruction?

    05/09/2012 6:02:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 9, 2012 | Austin Bay
    The 23-year-old photograph is a stunning record of Chinese courage past and an insight into China's present political turmoil. Unless China's government chooses liberty and just law over tyranny and crony corruption, the picture prefigures a bloody future history. I am referring to one of 1989's most famous photos: the lone Chinese protestor in Beijing's Tiananmen Square who stands in front of a People's Liberation Army (PLA) main battle tank. The dramatic confrontation occurred June 5, 1989, the day after PLA gunfire, at the order of Communist leader Deng Xiaoping, killed some 2,000 demonstrators in the square. Everyone in China...
  • Obama's Stimulus: A Documented Failure

    05/09/2012 5:49:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 9, 2012 | Terry Jeffrey
    What does President Barack Obama know about the economy and what the government can and cannot do to create jobs? A fair measure is the economic stimulus plan Obama pushed through Congress in his first month in office. Did it work? On Jan. 9, 2009, less than two weeks before Obama's inauguration, Christina Romer, who would chair Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, and Jared Bernstein, an adviser to Vice President-elect Joe Biden, published the incoming administration's analysis of the "job impact" they expected from Obama's stimulus. At the time, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the national seasonally adjusted...
  • Mormon Doctrine Leads to Socialism?

    05/09/2012 5:44:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 92 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 9, 2012 | Rachel Alexander
    Now that Mitt Romney is the presumptive Republican nominee for president, the left is increasing its attacks on his Mormon religion, hoping to distract voters into focusing on perceived negatives about Mormonism. The latest attack is shrewdly done. Instead of directly attacking Mormonism, which could look bad, the left is claiming that Mormonism is really socialist. Last month, the far left website Salon ran an article entitled, “When Mormons Were Socialists.” It relied completely upon a deliberate misinterpretation of a few verses in the Book of Mormon. The author claimed that Mormon doctrine about events in the first century...
  • The Last Boomer?

    05/09/2012 5:35:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 9, 2012 | Michael Medved
    If Mitt Romney succeeds in his quest for the presidency, the media will focus on his status as the first Mormon in the White House. But it’s even more significant that he’d represent the last of another controversial cohort: the final Baby Boomer to occupy the Oval Office, or even to top the ticket of a major political party. After more than twenty years of dominating the national political scene, the narcissistic children of the ‘60s finally prepare to amble toward retirement, leaving the nation’s highest office to leaders from less polarized and self-righteous generations. Ironically, the Boomers’ last hurrah...
  • Investor-Class Dead Heat

    05/09/2012 5:29:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 9, 2012 | Larry Kudlow
    While President Obama is out on the campaign trail talking about how bad things were four years ago, and how we have to go “forward” to his second term to see just how great things are going to be in the next four years, the biggest problem he’s got is the here and now. Real GDP in the second quarter stalled at 2.2 percent. There were a paltry 115,000 new jobs in April. The labor force shrank by 342,000 for the month, and the 63.6 percent labor-force participation rate is now the lowest since 1981. There are roughly 23 million...
  • Winds of War?

    05/09/2012 4:55:11 AM PDT · by SJackson · 29 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 8, 2012 | David Meir-Levi
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Winds of War?Posted By David Meir-Levi On May 8, 2012 @ 12:49 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 32 Comments On Thursday, May 3, Israel mobilized six reserve battalions and received the government’s permission to mobilize 16 more, a security measure due to potential problems in the Sinai desert and the volatile situation in Syria, or so we are told.  But the mobilization of 22 battalions means that there is more to this situation than meets the eye.Eight months ago the present writer discussed the probability of a nine-front war.  Despite the low-key tone of...
  • Unemployment Numbers Scam

    05/09/2012 4:48:22 AM PDT · by SJackson · 27 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 8, 2012 | Arnold Ahlert
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Unemployment Numbers ScamPosted By Arnold Ahlert On May 8, 2012 @ 12:50 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 17 Comments When the jobs data were released last week, it was revealed that only 115,000 new jobs were created, well below the 165,000 predicted by the media-anointed economic “experts,” and significantly below the 125,000 jobs-per-month pace required just to keep pace with the number of people entering the work force. Yet in an apparent paradox, the unemployment rate dropped from 8.2 percent to 8.1 percent. Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney explains half of it. “There is something about that 8.1 percent figure...
  • Tea Party Hails Lugar Defeat

    05/09/2012 4:45:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 9, 2012 | John Ransom
    I got a happy email Dick Armey celebrating the defeat of Richard Lugar in the US Senate race for Indiana. Not that I would EVER say I told you so, be here are two columns I wrote about that race back in September of 2011 and October of 2011 telling you so before I told you so…sooooo…:  Tea Party Favorite Blasts Lugar on $165k Fed Subsidies Sep 14th, 2011US Senate candidate and Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock blasted US Senator from Indiana, Richard Lugar, the incumbent Republican he’s trying to unseat, over farm subsidy payments that Lugar received from 1995...
  • Fox News, 'America's Poison'?

    05/09/2012 4:35:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 9, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    The New York Times really loathes Rupert Murdoch. The Gray Lady almost achieved nirvana on the front page the other day when a group of laborites in the British Parliament asserted in a "damning report" that Murdoch was "not fit" for major media ownership. Bill Keller, recently the paper's executive editor, devoted his latest column to Fox News with the headline "Murdoch's Pride Is America's Poison." The man who edited The New York Times is blunt: "I would argue that -- at least for Americans -- Fox News is Murdoch's most toxic legacy." If that's not ridiculous enough, try this:...
  • Leftist Race-baiters

    05/09/2012 4:25:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 9, 2012 | Walter E. Williams
    MSNBC's Chris Matthews, in a recent debate with former Republican National Chairman Michael Steele, called the Republican Party the "grand wizard crowd." Grand wizard is the title given to the leader of the Ku Klux Klan. It is truly misinformed to call Republicans the party of the Klan. Throughout our history, most Klansmen and most racists have been Democrats. Here are a few racist quotes from major Democratic figures. The late Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va., a former Klansman, wrote during World War II: "I shall never fight in the armed forces with a Negro by my side. ... Rather I...
  • Creating a Risk-Free World

    05/09/2012 4:14:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 9, 2012 | John Stossel
    A child leaving home alone for the first time takes a risk. So does the entrepreneur who opens a new business. I no more want government to prevent us from doing these things than I want it to keep us in padded cells. Everyone has a different tolerance for risk. One person takes out a second mortgage to start a business. Another thinks that sounds nerve-racking, if not insane. Neither person is wrong. Government cannot know each person's preferences, or odds of success. Even if it did, what right does it have to tell them what to do? When government...
  • Scytl: Voter Fraud Facts and Fiction

    05/09/2012 4:10:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 9, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    With six months until Election Day, conspiracy theories are percolating on the Internet like bubbling mud pots at Yellowstone: Left-wing billionaire George Soros is going to rig the election for Barack Obama. Foreigners will oversee the nation's entire vote-counting system. The fix is in, and all is lost. Before conservatives go all Michael Moore-moonbatty, let's calm down and separate voter fraud facts from fiction. There's no time to waste worrying about manufactured scares. And there are plenty of legitimate threats to electoral integrity without having to inflate or concoct them. FACT: Scytl is a Spain-based business that specializes in "electoral...
  • John Fund: Incumbency Shakers (The Campaign for Primary Accountability, CFPA)

    05/08/2012 10:38:28 PM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies
    American Spectator ^ | May 2012 | John H. Fund
    Incumbents are more entrenched than ever. More Americans approve of polygamy than of Congress. A February CBS News/New York Times poll found just 10 percent of respondents approved of Congress’s job performance. A recent poll from the same source found 11 percent of respondents thought polygamy “morally acceptable.” Other polls have found that the “U.S. going communist” has 11 percent support—meaning that concept has more fans than Congress has... --snip-- A week after its Ohio victory, CFPA fell short in its efforts to knock off House Financial Services Committee Chairman Spencer Bachus, the subject of a federal probe into alleged...
  • Peter Berkowitz: Why Colleges Don't Teach the Federalist Papers

    05/08/2012 10:01:56 PM PDT · by iowamark · 50 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 05/06/2012 | Peter Berkowitz
    It would be difficult to overstate the significance of The Federalist for understanding the principles of American government and the challenges that liberal democracies confront early in the second decade of the 21st century. Yet despite the lip service they pay to liberal education, our leading universities can't be bothered to require students to study The Federalist... Small wonder it took so long for progressives to realize that arguments about the constitutionality of ObamaCare are indeed serious. The masterpiece of American political thought originated as a series of newspaper articles published under the pseudonym Publius in New York between October...
  • Rightbloggers Continue Slow Progress Through Dreams frm My Father UpToPart about Composites[FReeper]

    05/08/2012 9:14:06 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 20 replies
    VillageVoice ^ | May 6 2012 | Roy Edroso
    Dreams from My Father by Barack Obama came out in 1995 and has sold over a million copies, but to rightbloggers it is a constantly fresh source of discovery. SNIP "I don't believe Obama had many girlfriends. Personally, I always pegged him to be gay," said Support Your Local Gunfighter. "Obama admits to writing fiction... The only real question here is if, by 'multiple,' he meant 'imaginary,' or if by 'girlfriends,' he actually meant 'boyfriends,'" said Vox Day. "Composite sketch expert renders Obama's 'girlfriend,'" wrote I Own The World, offering a drawing of a guy with a "Ramrod Club" tattoo...
  • Obama Is Losing the Keystone Pipeline Battle

    05/08/2012 8:44:55 PM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies
    Reason ^ | May 8, 2012 | Ronald Bailey
    The president finds himself between an environmentalist rock and a labor union hard place The Keystone XL pipeline is roiling U.S. electoral politics again. TransCanada refiled its application for a permit to build the pipeline with the State Department last week. Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has vowed, “I will build that pipeline if I have to do it myself.” In April, the House of Representatives passed a transportation bill that mandates the construction of the Keystone pipeline. The vote was 293 to 127, the majority vote was minus 14 Republicans, but included 69 Democrats. President Barack Obama threatened...
  • EDITORIAL: Obama’s same-sex evolution

    05/08/2012 8:24:52 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 8, 2012 | Editorial
    The president takes a wide stance on homosexual ‘marriage’When it comes to same-sex “marriage,” President Obama is a commitment-phobe. He keeps putting his political partners off by saying his position is “evolving.” He should just come out and take the plunge. Adopting an evolving position is a classic political dodge, allowing Mr. Obama to claim to be sympathetic to the concerns of homosexual activists while not offending traditionalists. His stance is calculated to grab centrists whose votes he needs in November. It gives him wiggle room with leftists who are curious why he won’t be more explicit. But when Mr....
  • Obama Has Wrong Scapegoat; Many Of Us 'Speculate' In Oil

    05/08/2012 6:15:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 8, 2012 | MERRIL MATTHEWS
    Amid outrages like an $800,000-plus party scandal at the General Services Administration, the Secret Service prostitute scandal and a recent Medicare fraud bust that netted 107 people scamming Medicare out of $450 million, what does President Obama want to do? Why, spend $52 million in taxpayer dollars cracking down on ... oil speculators. Depending on how the administration defines "speculation," the target could be half of the U.S. population — including me, and probably you. So let me 'fess up right here. I have a little money in a 401(k), and I have been known to put some of that...
  • The Sierra Club Opposes ‘Clean Energy’

    05/08/2012 6:02:28 PM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 8, 2012 | Robert Bryce
    ‘Clean energy” is the political darling of the moment. President Obama has made the promotion of clean energy one of the centerpieces of his administration and his reelection effort. The Democratic National Committee claims that “clean energy” investments are “helping pave the way to a more sustainable future, creating new jobs and entire industries here in America.” Last month, the Center for American Progress, a leftist think tank, released a report that touted the need to build a clean-energy economy.On Sunday, an editorial in the New York Times extolled the benefits of renewable energy and declared that the “clean...
  • Bin Laden May Ironically Be Obama's Albatross

    05/08/2012 6:01:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 8, 2012
    Election '12: The president seems to think bragging about killing Osama bin Laden will help get him re-elected. But the question is increasingly becoming why the president hesitated on such a no-brainer decision. Jack Keane, the Army vice chief of staff from 1999 to 2003, told Mike Huckabee on Fox News over the weekend that the U.S. government knew exactly where Osama bin Laden was nearly a year before President Obama gave the order to send in the Navy SEALs to his compound in Pakistan. The retired general told Huckabee, "We had the target in the summer (of) 2010, and...
  • Cherokee Liz's Shoddy Scholarship

    05/08/2012 5:44:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 8, 2012
    Preferences: Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren insists she's a pre-eminent scholar who didn't need minority status to join Harvard's faculty. But critics have long questioned her research. The blond, blue-eyed Bostonian has been caught up in a bizarre racial-quotas scandal as she battles to take back Ted Kennedy's old Senate seat. Turns out throughout her academic career, Warren has listed her race as Native American in law school directories that administrators use as a tip sheet when making diversity hires. She claims to be 1/32nd Cherokee Indian, even though the Cherokee Nation has never counted her as a member. She bases...
  • Voters Are Confused on Taxes, And Obama Likes It That Way

    05/08/2012 5:08:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 8, 2012
    Taxes: A new IBD/TIPP poll finds most back President Obama's soak-the-rich Buffett tax rule. But they also want dividend and capital gains taxes kept low to encourage investment and growth. Problem is, you can't do both. The IBD/TIPP survey found that 55% of Americans think investment income should be "taxed at a lower rate than wages." Even 38% of Democrats believe this. And, not too surprisingly, 65% of investors concur. They're right. Investment earnings already get taxed at the corporate level at 35% before they can be distributed as dividends. And capital gains aren't indexed for inflation. Both tax provisions...
  • Texas Shale 'Gusher' Shows Why Fracking Is Important

    05/08/2012 4:48:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 8, 2012
    Energy: Cutting our reliance on oil from unstable regions is a good idea if not a necessity. But that crude won't be replaced by algae or biofuel. To be more independent, we need to go to the well one more time — back to Texas. The Lone Star State is not a favorite of the environmentalists and their political-media allies. But it has long been a rich source of oil that drives our economy. While other states — particularly North Dakota and Alaska — have become more newsworthy for their oil production, Texas wells aren't yet dry. The Eagle Ford...
  • Obama Seeks Sovereignty Surrender Via LOST Treaty

    05/08/2012 4:41:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 8, 2012
    Sovereignty: Even if he's not re-elected, the president hopes to leave behind a treaty giving a U.N. body veto power over the use of our territorial waters and to which we'd be required to give half of our offshore oil revenue. The Law Of The Sea Treaty (LOST) has been lurking in the shadows for decades. Like the Kyoto Protocol that pretended to be an effort to save the earth from the poisoned fruit of the Industrial Revolution, LOST pretends to be an effort to protect the world's oceans from environmental damage and remove it as a cause of potential...
  • Obama releases Taliban prisoners while taking none among Romney donors

    05/08/2012 4:19:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 8, 2012 | Andrew Malcom
    Composites seem to be all the rage this month, with the revelation that Barack Obama used them for girlfriends in one of his books and now his campaign has invented Julia to represent something in the presidential campaign. So, we decided it's our turn to provide a composite of two current news stories that seem to have been largely overlooked in the topsy-turvy news that's afflicting so many of us with dizziness, even six months out from the presidential election. Both of these bizarre stories are true. They come to us courtesy of the Washington Post and the Wall Street...
  • Petty, anti-gun antics from the Ohio Democrat Party and its allies

    05/08/2012 3:39:25 PM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies
    Human Events ^ | 05/08/2012 | Raquel Okyay
    The anti-gun lobby, the Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence and Democratic state officials are aiming their pointy little fingers at state Republican Rep. Margaret Conditt of Liberty Township because she plans to have an election fundraiser at Middletown Sportsmen’s Club on May 12. The club is a -- danger alert -- firing range, and apparently a big no-no if concerned citizens care about gun violence and young people. Firing ranges, being operated by the experts, taking the best possible precautions, are practical, effective and legal; so what is the problem with having a politician conduct a fundraiser at a local...
  • Richard Lugar and the End of Moderate Republicanism

    05/08/2012 12:38:54 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 82 replies
    Nation ^ | 5-8-12 | Ari Berman
    If Indiana Senator Dick Lugar loses his Republican primary race to Tea Party challenger Richard Mourdock tonight, as polls indicate is likely, his defeat will signal the end of moderate Republican internationalism in the US Senate and the GOP more broadly. Lugar, a two time chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee best known for his work on arms control and nonproliferation treaties, used to be one of the GOP’s leading figures on foreign policy. Now he’s an outlier. The Senate Republican caucus was once filled with the likes of Dick Lugar—sensible realists such as Lincoln Chafee, Chuck Hagel, George...
  • Surprise: Harvard Professor Vouching for Warren Donated to Her Campaign

    05/08/2012 2:45:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 8, 2012 | Guy Benson
    If it seems like I've been enjoying Massachusetts Democrat Elizabeth Warren's slow motion train wreck just a little bit, it's probably because I am.  For a refresher on the basic facts, review my primer from last week.  In one of my subsequent posts on the matter, I noted with some bemusement the coincidence that Harvard continues to list just one of its law professors as a Native American -- but refuses to say who it is.  I bet you can guess why.  This is all a big non-issue, though, the Warren campaign informs us, because the professor-turned-candidate received no academic...
  • Paul Ryan: 'Stop Measuring Compassion by How Much We Spend'

    05/08/2012 2:04:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 7, 2012 | Kate Hicks
    Ever since President George W. Bush used the phrase "compassionate conservatism" as a justification for his domestic policies that were heavier on spending, the political world has complacently allowed "compassion" to be conflated with "spending." Washington has injected trillions of dollars -- and a heck of a lot of good intent -- into programs designed to help the poor, the vulnerable, and the sick, while calls for an evaluation of how that money is spent are met with villification. Just look at Rep. Paul Ryan. After he introduced a budget that would curb our out-of-control spending, the Democrats ran ads...
  • Biden on Iranian Menace: "We Were the Problem"

    05/08/2012 1:49:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Guy Benson
    And by "we," he means "Bush," natch.  Mindless blame-America-firstism at its hyper-partisan worst:   Biden On Iran: The United States Was The ProblemWe were the problem." It's sometimes tempting to shrug off virtually anything this clown says -- there goes crazy Uncle Joe again! -- but we cannot lose sight of the fact that Barack Obama's hand-selected running mate is just one heartbeat away from the presidency.  His outrageous and idiotic pronouncements on foreign policy matters should be distressing, not chuckle-worthy punchlines.  This latest item is especially offensive.  The Vice President simultaneously lets Iran's repressive, theocratic authoritarians off the hook...
  • On the Cutting Edge: Bake Sale Bans

    05/08/2012 1:34:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 8, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Honestly, bake sales in Massachusetts are being banned because they're calorie-laden and unhealthy. But this is something I warned you about back in 2008, November 10th, right after the election.Let's go back to our sound bite archive. Listen to me on this program, November 10th, 2008. If this is what people want, let 'em have at it. At some point this is all going to come back and bite everybody in the rear end. They're not going to know what happened. And the only question is going to be: Is it going to be too late to...
  • New on Facebook: Rush Babes for America

    05/08/2012 12:18:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 8, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: All right, let me just tell you about it. We have a new Facebook page, and the Facebook page is: Rush Babes for America. It's at Facebook.com/RushBabesforAmerica. Let me tell you what Rush Babes for America is all about. It's the National Organization for Rush Babes. Snerdley is looking at this with wide eyes like, "My dream has come true!" You're thinking we're gonna start collecting pictures again, aren't you? No, no, no. It's not about that. Rush Babes for America, also known as the National Organization for Rush Babes, is a Facebook page dedicated to the...
  • Dinosaur Gas Caused Global Warming?

    05/08/2012 11:55:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 8, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I see this story, and then I realize: We have a lot of new listeners here, a tremendous number of new listeners. We officially know this now. It's beyond common sense supposition. We now know. Because of accurate records, we know. That's as much as I can legally say. But we know. We know it's huge, the new-listen number. Well, I have a story here that if everybody in the audience was up to speed and in total context with how things happen in this program, I would approach it a certain way. But we have people...
  • Tea Party Fights for Conservatism in Indiana

    05/08/2012 11:19:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 8, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Let's start with Indiana today and the Republican primary there. There's a lot of teachable moments in this story. A piece here from The Daily Caller. "Why a Mourdock Win Could Ignite a Conservative Spark." Now, it's a headline, and let's leave the headline alone for a second. I have a problem with the headline. I don't think conservatism needs a spark. Other people might disagree with me, but I think conservatism is on fire. I think this spark business, everybody's assuming here that the Tea Party is dormant because they didn't have a candidate in the...
  • Is Romney Losing the Enthusiasm Race? (Tea Party Not Excited about Mitt)

    05/08/2012 9:25:34 AM PDT · by xzins · 93 replies
    ConservativeHQ ^ | 7 May 12 | CHQ Staff
    The first USA TODAY/Gallup Swing States Poll since the GOP settled on moderate former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney as its presumptive Presidential nominee shows an interesting dynamic for Romney and the GOP. After the Republican Party nominated one of the most moderate candidates in the field, enthusiasm for Romney is down among self-identified GOP moderates and Romney’s likely victory or defeat now hinges on “swing states” where Tea Party backed candidates made strong showings in the 2010 Tea Party wave election. Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin are the swing...
  • California needs huge investment to create jobs

    05/08/2012 8:06:47 AM PDT · by SmithL · 24 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 5/8/12 | Dan Walters
    California is struggling to emerge from the worst recession since the Great Depression and has more than 2 million unemployed workers, plus countless others who have given up seeking work out of frustration and/or have fled to other states. Clearly the state needs many billions of dollars in job-creating investment. But its attractiveness to that investment is, to say the least, problematic, given its relatively high tax burden, its dense regulatory structure, its deficiencies in education, transportation and water supply, and its tangled government finances. Chief Executive magazine's most recent survey of corporate leaders finds that California ranks dead last...
  • The Death of Liberalism

    05/08/2012 6:23:17 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 25 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 08 may 2012 | Jeffrey Lord
    Infantile. The characteristics of a baby or child, says Webster's. Being infantile is a charming characteristic -- in a baby or child. In adults? Adults charged with the serious responsibility of discussing or actually running public policy? Never good. As seen here in this story about Occupy Wall Street, replete with photo of a protester defecating on a police car. R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr. has been observing and writing about this kind of ludicrous behavior that he terms the "Infantile Left" for some 40-plus years through the magazine that he created and you are reading, The American Spectator. What brought...
  • “We Embittered the People to Protect the Future of the Nation"

    05/08/2012 6:50:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 8, 2012 | Mike Shedlock
    If you want to understand the reason PASOK went down in flames in a crushing defeat in Greek elections, simply look at the arrogance and gall of party leader Evangelos Venizelos in a statement following the election. “We embittered the people so we could protect the future of the nation", said PASOK party leader and troika sponsored clown, Evangelos Venizelos. Ekathimerini reports Election swing leaves Greece teetering. PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos and New Democracy chief Antonis Samaras both declared themselves open to the idea of forming a pro-European national unity administration that would include other parties and would seek to...
  • Why Obama is 'The One'

    05/08/2012 6:42:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 8, 2012 | Kevin McCullough
    In 2008 the Obama campaign made a big deal about how singularly unique (I know rhetorically repetitive--just like his campaign) then candidate Obama was. He was "The One" who could take our post racial nation to a plateau of greater unity. He was "The One" who would leave behind the "bitter divisiveness" of previous administrations. He was "The One" who would create a greater tomorrow, by calling us to ALL be "one." Without ever using the term "messiah" it was clear the campaign's effort was to make him as messianic a figure as possible. A strategy I was on record--at...