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  • The Lawyer on Trial for Christ

    09/19/2014 9:04:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 19, 2014 | John Ransom
    When a witness for the prosecution provides the testimony that affirms the innocence of the defendant—when a witness is turned—there can be no more dramatic and powerful exoneration for the accused. And amongst the many gifts that David Limbaugh brings to bring to his latest best-selling book, Jesus on Trial: A Lawyer Affirms the Truth of the Gospel, it is Limbaugh’s gift of disbelief, his prior agnosticism toward “the God of the Bible,” that provides the gripping testimony necessary to turn an ordinary apologetics book into an extraordinary defense of, not just the Bible, but of belief in general. What...
  • Putin Channels Obama on MH17: Ukrainians Cling to Guns and Borders

    07/22/2014 4:25:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 22, 2014 | John Ransom
    The strongman of the Soviet, er, Russia is getting kind of wimpy. Caught in the act blowing up a civilian airliner, hes pointing the finger at someone else, and condemning the worlds political calculations, all the while calculating politically. He must watch a lot of MSNBC because this is the type of thing weve come to expect from our own weak-willed presidents. Russia, says Putin, did not shoot down that jetliner. Listen to him very carefully. There is no inappropriate Russian relationship with that missile. It was caused by a bunch of bitter Ukrainians who cling to their guns and...
  • Washington's First Fourth

    07/05/2014 4:40:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 5, 2014 | John Ransom
    Before he was Americas first president, George Washington was a spy and a soldier, serving on Americas frontier. His spying activities in advance of the French and Indian War brought him a national reputation and helped precipitate that great war. The reputation he built then secured a military command for him in that war which would eventually lead to international acclaim as Americas first commander-in-chief. In the year of 1753, French soldiers marched south from Canada into an area where claims of sovereignty between France and England were in dispute. This area is roughly where Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is now located...
  • Dear Comrade Obama: You're Wrong on Energy and Here's Why

    05/09/2014 7:30:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 9, 2014 | John Ransom
    Dear Comrade Obama, Thanks for nothing. Really. No website, no stimulus, no green energy-- no real energy-- no healthcare, no foreign policy, no jobs, no security, no recovery. If Comrade Obama isnt going to use our domestic energy supply, can the rest of us borrow it for a while? --A. Lincoln (paraphrased) During the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln was plagued by generals who wouldnt act, who wouldnt fight battles, develop plans, or win victories despite his reliance on the some of the best students of war the country had produced thus far. The United States military academy produced for the...
  • Predictions for 2014

    12/29/2013 10:23:10 AM PST · by harpu · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 12/27/13 | John Ransom
    Dateline: January, 2014 - Hollywood and Washington are wowed when president Obama announces that his strong performance at the Mandela funeral has landed him a part in Wedding Crashers II, a non-stop comedy romp starring Obama, Will Ferrell and Jack Lew. In the sequel to the original, the three funny men crash the funerals of heads of state in order to pick up powerful Nordic women. Its release is scheduled just prior to the 2014 midterms. The stock market finishes the month at 20,502 on the Dow on optimism that quantitative easing wont end until late 2015. Dateline: February, 2014...
  • First Fire Sebelius, Now (Forcibly) Retire Who Else?

    04/18/2014 4:25:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 18, 2014 | John Ransom
    Well I can say this much for Janet Yellen, she sure learned how to jawbone the market, a skill that was notably lacking in her predecessor Ben Bernancke. On Wednesday the market gapped open, only to follow a recent pattern of the gap gains eroding. But then Janet stepped in. In a speech to the Economic club of New York, Yellen acknowledged that while the economy has made some strides towards recovery the jobs market is at least, if not more than, two years away from healing. That means that stock market types, whatever else may be happening on...
  • Yes, I Hate the Cable Company Too

    04/09/2014 5:49:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 9, 2014 | John Ransom
    Heavyweight conservatives and banterweight conservatives are lining up on both sides the Comcast/Time Warner merger. The heavyweights, which include Grover Norquist at Americans for Tax Reform, Wayne Crews at the Competitive Enterprise Institute and Duane Parde at the National Taxpayers Union, have penned a letter to influential Senators including Mike Lee, Chuck Grassley and Ted Cruz, urging them to look past the politics and approve the merger between the two cable giants on traditional groundsyou know, the grounds under which the anti-trust laws were written and passed in the first place? As advocates for a free market, the heavyweights write,...
  • The Part Time Presidents Part Time Jobs

    04/05/2014 6:48:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 5, 2014 | John Ransom
    Hooray, hooray! they said in print. 192,000 jobs were created last month according to the Department of Labors somewhat flawed mathematics that the media is eager to ignore. Because hidden inside that job gain is another disheartening sign for the workforce: the number of workers who could only find part-time jobs rose by 225,000. Leading the field in job creation, not surprisingly, was education and health services with 34,000 jobsthank you Obamacare-- the retail trade with about 22,000 jobsthank you Obamacare-- and temporary workers with 28,500 jobs thank you Obamacare. So the good news is that if youre independently...
  • Unions: 'Will that Be Cash, Credit or Corruption?'

    03/17/2014 4:41:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 17, 2014 | John Ransom
    While its a truism that for every finger you point at someone else youve got three pointed right back at you, for liberals its part of their laws of physics. It would be impossible for the laws of liberals to govern without this binding hypocrisy that keeps them in orbit. Thats why it shouldnt surprise you that for all the leftist rhetoric about corporations and greed contributing the decline of the country, theres one corporate outfit thats really screwing up this country- and its a creation and a creature of the left. Like most Big Left organizations it is...
  • Obama Must Go

    03/03/2014 2:26:06 AM PST · by servo1969 · 74 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 3-3-2014 | John Ransom
    As Obama moves from one disaster to the next disaster, its clear that hes lacking the support from citizens here at home, is viewed skeptically by people abroad, and lacks the respect from foreign leaders that the Great Seal of the United States should confer on any president. A CBS News/ New York Times poll out tonight find only 40% of Americans are satisfied with the presidency of Barack Obama, reported CBS News last week. 59% say they're disappointed. Only 59 percent? Whats wrong with these people? Obamas been beaten on Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and now in Ukraine. Hes...
  • In Our Hour of Maximum Danger, We Get Bizzaro Jack Kennedy

    01/30/2014 4:55:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 30, 2014 | John Ransom
    Well its clear from president Obamas State of the Union poetry that weve reached the terminal phase of the old deal thats been foisted on us, also known as the New Deal. Back when the world was young president Kennedy told us that it was time for a new generation of leaders, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage--and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this nation has always been committed. who have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour...
  • Hillary Gets Knifed in Benghazi Drive By

    01/17/2014 5:39:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 17, 2014 | John Ransom
    So Benghazi finally claims another victim. The knife sticking out of former Secretary of State Hillary Clintons back was stuck there slowly by fellow pantsuiter, Sen. Diane Fienstein, (D-Kalf.) who chairs the Senate Intelligence committee for the gentlemans club also known as the United States Senate. That knife means that Hillary is probably dead. At least as a presidential candidate. Oh, yes, the New York Times wont give it up quite yet. But for Hillary, its o-v-e-r. The Senate report on Benghazi released by Feinsteins office is largely a compendium of what you, I and everyone outside of the...
  • Obama Didn't Invent the "Christie," He Just Uses it A Lot

    01/15/2014 3:18:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 15, 2014 | John Ransom
    Another politico is claiming that he got Christied. This time its Jersey City mayor, Steven Fulop, who said that after he declined to endorse the Republican governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie, meetings with the governor were cancelled and money for hurricane relief dried up. I guess in this Alice-in-TV-Land world we live in, this counts as news. This comes on the heels of a federal investigation into Christies use of federal hurricane relief funds, which Obama is sure were used for nefarious purposes; presumably that means purposes that didnt include electing Democrats. While Barack Obama didnt invent the Christie...
  • Who Really Cares? Not Liberals

    10/10/2013 3:56:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 10, 2013 | John Ransom
    BDAtlanta wrote: Then maybe try to repeal it through a majority vote which is obtained through elections. Sorry you are such babies about this. Obamacare is the law, upheld by the Supreme court. last year's election solidified its standing with the majority (51%) of Americans backing the guy who was President when Obamacare was passed. Grow up. - Obamacare is Killing Us Dear Comrade BD, Yes, we are in the process of attempting to repeal it through a majority vote. Thats what elections are about. Thats what next years elections will be about for sure. Thanks for pointing that progressives...
  • Take the Liberal Brain Scan: Am I Sarcastic Now? How Bout Now?

    10/06/2013 5:15:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 6, 2013 | John Ransom
    BDAtlanta wrote: Then maybe try to repeal it through a majority vote which is obtained through elections. Sorry you are such babies about this. Obamacare is the law, upheld by the Supreme court. last year's election solidified its standing with the majority (51%) of Americans backing the guy who was President when Obamacare was passed. Grow up. - Obamacare is Killing Us Dear Comrade BD, Yes, we are in the process of attempting to repeal it through a majority vote. Thats what elections are about. Thats what next years elections will be about for sure. Thanks for pointing that progressives...
  • Time to Scrap Labor Day for 9/11 Day

    09/12/2013 2:57:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 12, 2013 | John Ransom
    For labor unions around the country, this last Labor Day served as a painful reminder that when they decided to go all-in for Obama in 2008, they alienated the rest of us non-government, non-union members- the 99 Percent- who have to go out and earn our keep every day. And that alienation is being expressed in political defeats by unions around the country.Im wondering if the unions are starting to regret their investment in Obama.Unions dumped $450 million into the Obama effort in 2008, according to theNew York Times, hoping that theyd buy political clout with Obama that they dont...
  • The Spirit of 2776 Violations of Civil Liberties

    08/28/2013 4:11:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2013 | John Ransom
    The great unifier, and Healer of Nations, has done it again. Like the man He most wishes to emulate, Jesus H. Christ, Barack H. Obama is a man of peace. Yet, in His wake He brings war. He divides this house against itself: brother against brother, father against son and daughter against mother. And now as His Team America, World Police gets ready to swing into action again-- now in Libya, now in the Sudan, now in Syria-- He has not forgotten the war on the Pharisees and the Scribes at home. The all-knowing Eye in the Sky penetrates everything...
  • The Civil War Rages in Public in Egypt; and in the United States Behind Closed Doors

    08/20/2013 4:28:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 20, 2013 | John Ransom
    There are many things for which on principle we should stand. As long-time readers know, Im keenly sensitive to oil price movements, believing that high oil prices, more than any other single factor, were responsible for the systemic failure of the financial industry worldwide in 2008. I have often argued, thanks to the work of the our contributors at Political Calculations, that high gas prices result in layoffs in the private workforce, something we can ill afford right now. In general, my strongest indictment of the Obama administration is the abandonment of the common sense and common policy that gives...
  • This Administration Comes With a Laugh Track

    08/19/2013 3:23:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 19, 2013 | John Ransom
    For staggering sum of $47 trillion dollars, one would think that perhaps this administration could afford a soundtrack under their reckless spending, like the 1970s Bionic Man had when his binary powers took over. An original-score sound bed would add drama and color to the spending. The theatrical effect would be that it would make us feel like the spending was doing something. Instead, all Obama got us was the royalty-free laugh track. Through 2023 the Office of Management and Budget reports that the accumulated spending by the federal government since the One took over will be $46.5 trillion under...
  • Obama to Martha's Vineyard as Chicago Crime Burns

    08/12/2013 4:25:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 12, 2013 | John Ransom
    It wouldnt be summer really if America didnt get to witness another lavish Marthas Vineyard vacation by Barack Obama and his posse. Maybe we should just be thankful that he didnt first ruin American credit like he did in 2011 before departing for the island off of the Massachusetts Horn of Plenty. Hotel rates in the summertime on the island range from $250 to $2100 per night. Thats more even than good seats at an NFL football game cost. Dont get me wrong; Im not against a president going on vacation. But when Americans face one of the worst job...