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  • How the Left Screwed Up the Children

    10/24/2014 4:59:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 24, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Mr. Snerdley brought me something today in his Stack, and he said, "You're gonna have to answer this for me, 'cause I can't figure it out." I said, "What is it?" "It's a story about teenagers and how mean they are." So I said, "Okay, if anybody can answer it, I, El Rushbo, can." Here's the story: "From violence to verbal taunts, abusive dating behavior is pervasive among America's adolescents, according to a new, federally funded survey. It says a majority of boys and girls who date describe themselves as both victims and perpetrators. Sponsored by the...
  • Liberals Feel Sorry for the "Lone Wolf" Terrorists They've Created (Is anyone surprised?)

    10/24/2014 4:54:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 24, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: We were told yesterday -- not only by Canadian authorities, but repeated by American media -- turns out to not have been totally true, folks. It's up to me to point this out. A caller yesterday on the program -- and we had several news sources pointing out that the gunman in Canada was monitored. He was a known figure. Well, now police say that the gunman was not being "monitored." He'd been there only three weeks. "A soldier was shot and killed in a war memorial and shots were fired in Parliament before the gunman was...
  • Ebola Without Borders

    10/24/2014 4:41:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 24, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: You know, I knew New York City wouldn't just sit back and let the news pass 'em by. Something as big as Ebola is not gonna miss New York. (interruption) No, no, no, no, no, I'm not laughing about it. I don't mean to sound like I'm laughing about this terrible turn of events, but I am shaking my head in disgust. "There's nothing to worry about. Don't sweat it. We don't need to shut down flights from these nations in Africa. It's not a problem. Don't sweat it." Just like we don't have a terrorism problem...
  • Supposed Feminist Carol Costello Loves the Sound of Bristol Palin Attacked by Drunken Men

    10/24/2014 3:19:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 24, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Carol Costello, my former stalker at CNN. She has a corner on the market on laughing at things. Did you hear what happened? Did you hear what she... (interruption) Yeah. And this is so classic. This is just typical. What happened was Bristol Palin, the daughter of Sarah Palin, got beat up. She basically got beat up and ended up calling the cops, and Carol Costello at CNN just thought it was the greatest news that she'd ever heard. Oh, yeah, Carol talked about this as being something that we hadn't enjoyed in a long, long time....
  • Things Fall Apart

    10/24/2014 2:32:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 24, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    When this writer was 3 years old, the Empire of Japan devastated Battleship Row of the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor. Before I was 7, Gen. MacArthur was in an office in Tokyo overlooking the Imperial Palace, dictating to a shattered Japan. In 1956, President Eisenhower, impressed by the autobahn he had seen in Hitler's Reich, ordered a U.S. Interstate Highway System constructed, tying America together, one of the great public works projects in all history. Within a decade, the system was on its way to completion. In 1961, John F. Kennedy said the United States, beaten into space...
  • Profile, or Die

    10/24/2014 2:01:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 24, 2014 | Michael Reagan
    We all know what an act of Islamic terrorism is - except for our lame duck-in-chief, that is. Now the Canadians know it, too. On Wednesday one of their fellow citizens who had just converted to Islam and wanted to go overseas and join ISIS donned a dark jacket and an "Arabic scarf" and attacked their Parliament. He - the suicidal terrorist -- shot one unarmed ceremonial guard to death. But before he could hurt anyone else he was killed in an exchange of gunfire by Kevin Vickers, the Parliament's brave Sergeant-at-Arms. President Obama won't use the word "terror" to...
  • Michael Brown and Race Hoaxes

    10/24/2014 1:07:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 24, 2014 | Mona Charen
    Back in August, when news first broke of a shooting in Ferguson, Mo., the media world, perpetually tingling with eagerness for white-on-black violence stories, plunged into delirium. An unarmed, black 18-year-old "gentle giant" had been shot in the back while running away from a white police officer! He was just preparing to enter college in the fall. He had been assassinated while holding his hands in the air in a gesture of helplessness. "Hands up; don't shoot," chanted protesters. The "hands up" gesture immediately achieved iconic status among demonstrators from Boston to New York to San Francisco. If the early...
  • Obama Can't Help Throwing His Party Under His Bus

    10/24/2014 12:55:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 24, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    Politically speaking, President Barack Obama is almost as toxic as the ominous viruses he continues to mismanage. Every Democratic candidate fears the contagion and seeks to quarantine himself from his presence and policies. It's hardly unfair to say that Obama has earned his current condition, having squandered more unearned goodwill than any president in recent memory. Despite his fall, during a speech at Northwestern University earlier this month, Obama couldn't resist blurting out: "I'm not on the ballot this fall. Michelle's pretty happy about that. But make no mistake: These policies are on the ballot -- every single one of...
  • Shooter In Canada Stopped By Good Guy With Gun

    10/24/2014 9:36:12 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 12 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | October 24, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Security: In a country with strict gun control and without a Second Amendment, an armed citizen stopped a terrorist attack as our neighbor to the north becomes a jihadi target. When Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, aka Michael Hall, was shot dead by Kevin Vickers, the House of Commons sergeant-at-arms, the jihadist wannabe and Muslim convert had already murdered Corporal Nathan Cirillo, a guard at Canada's National War Memorial, and was inside Canada's Parliament building, very near a room where Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper was meeting with members of his Conservative Party. "PM (Harper) was addressing caucus, then a huge boom, followed...
  • Fetus-phobia has taken over the media

    10/24/2014 11:55:19 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 7 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/24/14 | Gualberto Garcia Jones, J.D.
    Every single day over 3,000 unborn children in the United States are brutally murdered by having their limbs literally torn and ripped apart.  This is the cold hard truth, and although every year there are hundreds of pro-life laws attempting to confront this dark reality legislatively, you will almost never hear a positive news story about pro-lifers. I believe that Heather and Brady's story needs to be heard and that the political media should be chastised for burying and distorting it. In the spring of 2013, I drafted and was one of the two proponents of the Colorado Brady...
  • Why the House Will Stay Republican

    10/24/2014 7:45:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 24, 2014 | Michael Barone
    You probably haven't read much commentary about this year's elections to the House of Representatives. There's a good reason for that: The majority in the Senate is up for grabs, but it's clear to everyone who follows these things that Republicans will continue to control the House. But there are lessons to be learned from this year's House races, some of them relevant beyond this election cycle. The House math is fairly simple. Republicans won 234 House seats in 2012 and Democrats 201. There are three vacant seats now, but neither party has gained a seat in a special election...
  • The Terrorist-Sympathizing Opera

    10/24/2014 7:03:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 24, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    The Metropolitan Opera in New York City is hardly a site for hundreds of angry protesters. But they have erupted over their current selection, an opera called "The Death of Klinghoffer." Leon Klinghoffer was the 69-year-old paralyzed New Yorker who in 1985 was aboard the hijacked cruise ship Achille Lauro, then executed by Islamic terrorists because he was a Jew. The terrorists forced the ship's barber and a waiter to throw his body and his wheelchair overboard off the coast of Egypt. Klinghoffer's daughters, Lisa and Ilsa, have objected to this opera for decades. In the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, they...
  • Ebola: Protect Yourself (Since The Government Won’t)

    10/24/2014 6:12:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 24, 2014 | Joanne Moudy
    While there’s been a lot of ‘sex, lies, and videotape’ about the highly contagious and fatal disease known as Ebola, not much accurate advice has been offered to folks at home on how to avoid it. So I’m going to switch hats for this column and offer some thoughts from an old, E.R. trauma nurse. Supposedly, the disease made its way to our country via only one “Patient Zero.” But considering the history of disinformation the CDC is known for, most notably AIDS, it’s tough to take them seriously. The CDC’s early blasé attitude and misdirection contributed to the spreading...
  • THANKS, CUOMO, NOW WE HAVE EBOLA

    10/24/2014 6:11:03 AM PDT · by shortstop · 23 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 10/24/14 | Bob Lonsberry
    Ebola is now in New York. And the governor is to blame. It’s a simple matter of policies have consequences. And stupidity comes at a cost. For the last several weeks, a debate has raged about whether or not to impose a brief travel ban on those west African nations known to have ebola. On the one side, the president has been alone among significant world leaders in saying that a travel ban would be ineffective. While most of the nations of the world have closed their borders to travelers from west Africa, Barack Obama has insisted that America remain...
  • Where Was President Obama?

    10/24/2014 5:59:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 24, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    resident Obama says he's "shaken" by this week's violent attacks on three soldiers in Ottawa by an Islamic jihadist. He immediately phoned Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to offer support and "solidarity." He vowed to "remain vigilant." Too bad Obama didn't show the same resolve after multiple attacks and plots against our troops by Muslim terrorists on our soil. And I'm not just talking about the "workplace violence" of jihadist Nidal Hasan, whose Koran-inspired Fort Hood rampage took the lives of 13 American servicemen and servicewomen and one unborn baby. An entire parade of infidel-hating fanatics targeted U.S. soldiers long...
  • Muslim NYPD Ax Attacker: “Sit Around and Do Nothing or Jihad in the Cause of Allah”

    10/24/2014 5:32:44 AM PDT · by SJackson · 30 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | October 23, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Muslim NYPD Ax Attacker: “Sit Around and Do Nothing or Jihad in the Cause of Allah”Posted By Daniel Greenfield On October 23, 2014 @ 10:50 pm In The Point | 20 Comments Four NYPD rookie cops and an innocent bystander got a close-up encounter with Zale H. Thompson’s answer to that question.Commenting on a Caliphate Youtube video titled, “UPRISE OF THE KHILAFAH WORLD WIDE”, Zale Thompson (Muslim name unknown) responded to a man complaining about the insanity of ISIS beheadings and general bloodshed. “Zale Thompson Sep 13, 2014If you’re looking for “perfect” muslims who never make any mistakes in their...
  • Ottawa Attack: Contrasting the Mothers of Terrorists

    10/24/2014 5:26:52 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | October 24, 2014 | Moshe Phillips and Benyamin Korn
    The mother of the Muslim terrorists who attacked Canada’s parliament building on October 22 says she is weeping for her son’s victims, not for her son. What a contrast with the mothers of Palestinian terrorists who murder Israelis. Mrs. Susan Bibeau, the mother of Canadian terrorist Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, told the Associated Press on October 23: “If I’m crying it’s for the people, not for my son…I am mad at my son.” If only Palestinian mothers felt the same way! Instead, they have the jihad mentality, too. Last year (on Jan. 27, 2013), the Facebook page of Fatah, the movement headed...
  • Canada’s Jihad Denial

    10/24/2014 3:12:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | October 24, 2014 | Robert Spencer
    Canada has experienced two murderous jihad terror attacks in the last three days, not long after the Islamic State called for such attacks – but the denial and obfuscation are as thick as ever. [SNIP] In reality, what motivated him was blazingly obvious, but it was the one thing most Western government officials and all of the mainstream media have determined to ignore, and so the search was one for some other remotely plausible motive that could be sold to a public that is increasingly suspicious of what the government and media elites are telling them. Toronto’s Globe and Mail...
  • Meet the New Serfs: You; Accountability is only for the little people.

    10/23/2014 7:31:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The National Review ^ | October 23, 2014 | Kevin D. Williamson
    The New Haven SWAT team must have been pretty amped up: It was midnight, and they were getting ready to bust down the door of a man wanted on charges involving weapons violations, robbery — and murder. They were not sure how many people were in the house, or how they’d react. After a volley of flash grenades that set fire to the carpet and a sofa, they moved in, guns drawn. A minute later, they had their man zip-tied on the floor. If only they’d double-checked the address first. Bobby Griffin Jr. was wanted on murder charges. His next-door...
  • Debate crowd loudly laughs at “War Against Women” charge by female Dem challenger (#NY23)

    10/23/2014 7:44:38 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 31 replies
    At the candidate debate tonight [Democrat Martha Robertson] accused [Republican Tom Reed] of being part of the War Against Women. She actually used the phrase “you’re part of the War against Women.” The crowd laughed so hard, Robertson had to ask for more time. This video clip is being circulated and who knows, may go viral.
  • Canada's Hero Is a Man's Man

    10/23/2014 7:34:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 23, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The hero in Canada, that sergeant-of-arms, have you seen the video? (interruption) I know, five minutes standing applause, House of Commons. I know, I saw it, it was stunning and I also, like everybody else, saw the video of this guy walking out of his office with a gun, five minutes later he's back after shooting the guy, like just went out for drink of water at the fountain. He's got the gun in his right hand, is walking out, does his business, you don't see that. He comes back, goes to his office, took care of...
  • Harper vs. Obama: What a Contrast

    10/23/2014 7:24:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 23, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Audio sound bite from Stephen Harper, who is the Canadian prime minister, speaking about yesterday's shootings. HARPER: Of course, Mr. Speaker, I would be very remiss if I did not conclude in acknowledging specifically the work of the security forces here on parliament and the great work of our sergeant-at-arms. RUSH: I don't know. I have to say this, whether it's Benjamin Netanyahu or whether it is Cameron, UK, whether it's Stephen Harper, you hear these other leaders, you hear these other leaders, and you remember the kind of leaders we used to have. HARPER: This week's...
  • Barack Obama, Bewildered Bystander

    10/23/2014 7:06:16 PM PDT · by lbryce · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 23, 2014 | Charles Krauthhammer
    The president is upset. Very upset. Frustrated and angry. Seething about the government’s handling of Ebola, said the front-page headline in the New York Times last Saturday. There’s only one problem with this pose, so obligingly transcribed for him by the Times. It’s his government. He’s president. Has been for six years. Yet Barack Obama reflexively insists on playing the shocked outsider when something goes wrong within his own administration. Charles Krauthammer writes a weekly political column that runs on Fridays. View Archive RSS The IRS? “It’s inexcusable, and Americans are right to be angry about it, and I am...
  • ObamaCare Returns as Election Albatross

    10/23/2014 4:09:10 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 23, 2014 | Karl Rove
    Democrats assumed earlier this year that ObamaCare would be a political advantage by Election Day. North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan, for example, said in February she wanted to show the Affordable Care Act “is something whose time is come.” A month later Colorado Sen. Mark Udall said “we did the right thing” in passing the law and told voters he “would do it again,” a response echoed by incumbents Mark Pryor (Arkansas) and Mary Landrieu (Louisiana). It isn’t working out that way. As the election nears, ObamaCare is re-emerging as a major liability for the Democratic Senate that passed it....
  • The Age of Spam

    10/23/2014 1:58:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 23 | Paul Greenberg
    Consider this an object lesson and fair warning for all those other states that are trying to what they can to improve education or even cut through the bureaucracy that seems to cover it everywhere -- like kudzu. Here in Arkansas, our never-give-up reformers came up with a simple way to let parents, teachers, schools boards, taxpayers and anybody else who's interested -- and we all should be -- know how good a job their neighborhood school is doing. That's right -- the school where little Johnny or Judy goes. Just give each school a grade, the kind you might...
  • In Illinois, Vote Fraud Called 'Calibration Error'

    10/23/2014 9:52:36 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 54 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | October 23, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Voter Fraud: As early voting begins in the Land of Lincoln, President Obama casts his ballot and a Republican state senator voting for himself finds that his ballot was counted for his opponent. Eric Holder, call your office. The day after resigning as attorney General, Eric Holder told the Congressional Black Caucus that the voter ID laws he and his Justice Department opposed were answers to a problem that "doesn't exist." Yet when President Obama left the golf course Monday to vote early in his home state of Illinois, he was asked to present his ID before casting his ballot....
  • The U.S. vs U.K. Wimpiness Contest

    10/23/2014 11:26:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | October 23, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    ItÂ’s time for an updated version of the U.S. vs U.K. government stupidity contest.This ongoing series has featured amazing feats of inane government, including the worldÂ’s most pointless road markings, photo-ID requirements for drain cleaner purchases, and a government so incompetent that it couldnÂ’t give money away.TodayÂ’s contest, though, is going to focus on examples of wimpiness from both sides of the Atlantic.HereÂ’s an excerpt from a story out of the United Kingdom. Apparently, one neurotic mother thinks her son is some sort of incompetent misfit.OMG, heÂ’s going to become a serial killer!! A mother was left horrified after her...
  • Should We Strip Terrorists of Citizenship?

    10/23/2014 11:13:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 23, 2014 | Steve Chapman
    Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz doesn't trust Barack Obama to protect Americans against Ebola, defeat the Islamic State, oversee the IRS or revamp the health insurance system. He decries the expansion of federal power Obama has brought about. But Cruz wants to give him another power by letting him decide that some Americans will no longer be Americans. That's the implication of the senator's Expatriate Terrorist Act, which would let the government go to court to revoke the citizenship of anyone who joins or aids a foreign terrorist group that targets Americans. Cruz thinks this step is necessary to prevent...
  • The Harvard 28 to the Rescue

    10/23/2014 10:21:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 23, 2014 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- Mirabile dictu! Fully 28 profs and former profs from the Harvard Law School have taken a stand for freedom and for the rule of law. They are on the side of the Constitution and simple fairness. As Ivy Leaguers go, their stand took courage. No other Ivy League school has had the temerity to buck the bullying of federal government's Department of Education over its threat to punish universities that it adjudges as being lax on allegations of sexual assault or sexual harassment. That is right. The Department of Education says it will withhold funding if its ukase...
  • Online Abortion Class Undermines Intellectual Diversity at University of California

    10/23/2014 10:15:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 23, 2014 | Gabriella Hoffman
    The University of California (UC) system is one of the most reputed institutions of higher learning here in the United States. Boasting 10 campuses stretching from Davis in Northern California to San Diego in Southern California, the UC system is historically regarded for molding future leaders and pioneers. Unfortunately, intellectual diversity and tolerance of differing opinions are concepts largely absent in the UC system today.UC-San Francisco (UCSF)—UC’s medical school—is one of the first universities offering a free online course on abortion. The free six-week course is titled “Abortion: Quality Care and Public Health Implications.” It is taught by Dr. Jody...
  • The Islamic State Decides to Fight for Khobane

    10/23/2014 9:54:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 23, 2014 | Austin Bay
    The battle for the Syrian Kurd town of Khobane has emerged as an opportunity to deal the Islamic State a military and political defeat. Maximizing the opportunity, however, requires what has been most grievously missing from the struggle against the terrorists and their so-called caliphate: persuasive, coherent and steadfast American leadership. On Sept. 16, IS fighters attacked Khobane. Capturing the town would have given them direct control of a major Syria-Turkey border crossing. It would also weaken Syrian Kurd resistance by denying Kurd militias a major supply and recruitment center. Seizing Khobane also served propaganda purposes. From Turkish hills overlooking...
  • Florida Race for Governor Is Symbol of Everything Wrong with Politics

    10/23/2014 9:38:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 23, 2014 | Matt Towery
    Contests for governor of Florida have recently gone from being competitive tussles between in-state partisans to no-holds-barred death matches with big national bucks flowing and network reporters presiding over televised debates. This year's battle between incumbent Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Republican turned Democrat challenger Charlie Crist has become the over-the-top crowned jewel of everything bad about modern day "national" politics. The real genesis of this "nationalization" of Florida politics can be found in the 2000 presidential electoral deadlock that held the nation spellbound for months. Many Americans who are otherwise apolitical still refer to "hanging chads" as if they...
  • An American Who Vomited Near the Pentagon

    10/23/2014 9:16:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 23, 2014 | Terry Jeffrey
    We have now learned what can happen in this Era of Obama when an American who does not have Ebola vomits near the Pentagon. The first clue was a statement put out Friday by Arlington County, Virginia, where the Pentagon sits. "At about 9:10 a.m. today, Pentagon Police officers identified a woman in the Pentagon South Parking Lot, around lanes 17-19, who was ill and vomiting," said the statement. "Arlington County Fire Department was notified and responded immediately with both emergency medical aid and hazmat response team." "During the response," the statement said, "the individual allegedly indicated that she had...
  • The Most Boring California Election Ever

    10/23/2014 9:01:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 23, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    Most years, California offers up supersize election stories -- an embarrassment of riches for the opinion columnist. This year, other states are getting all the drama while California looks as staid as a bored accountant. In 2010, the big story was Meg Whitman's millions vs. Jerry Brown's cheapskate comeback campaign. Whitman spent $140 million of her own money on her campaign for governor, only to watch attorney Gloria Allred chastise her on TV for firing a nanny because she had come to the country illegally. The previous two elections -- one a recall -- starred Arnold Schwarzenegger, the cigar-chomping movie...
  • Most Government-Sponsored Research Is Simply Wasteful, But "Truthy" Is Menacing To Boot

    10/23/2014 8:57:51 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 4 replies
    Forbes ^ | October 22, 2014 | George Leef
    The federal government has become a vast cornucopia for people who know how to play the system. If you do, you can enjoy showers of money for doing things that few if any Americans would willingly pay for. Just to point to a recent instance that made headlines, after Democrats griped that the Center for Disease Control had been crippled in its ability to deal with Ebola because of budget cuts, quite a few writers scrutinized the research that the CDC had been paying for. As Michael Tanner of Cato Institute showed in this column, CDC bureaucrats have been funding...
  • Who Needs an Ebola Czar? (We certainly don't)

    10/23/2014 8:24:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 23, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    "Rabbi, is there a proper blessing for the czar?" He thinks for a moment and responds: "May God bless and keep the czar ... far away from us!" -- "Fiddler on the Roof" Today, "czar" is a term encouraged by the media to describe one who oversees a specific government policy. According to The Atlantic.com, President Franklin Roosevelt "solidified the trend" of using the word czar to identify policy appointees. Some modern presidents appointed several czars. Ronald Reagan named just one, a drug czar. He was Carlton Turner, director of the Drug Abuse Policy Office. How well that worked can...
  • Free Speech Victory Vindicates Governor Scott Walker, Conservatives

    10/23/2014 8:07:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 23, 2014 | Ken Blackwell
    A free speech courage award should go to U.S. District Judge Rudolph Randa for his recent ruling blocking the enforcement of part of Wisconsin's campaign finance law that prohibits “coordinated issue advocacy” between outside groups and candidates. Liberal, overzealous Badger State prosecutors have tried to use a very subjective interpretation of the law as justification for their four-year, failed witch hunt to try and bring down Governor Scott Walker and his allies.Earlier this year, the same Judge Randa ordered a shut-down of the nefarious so-called “John Doe” investigation – a secret probe launched in 2012 by partisan Democrat District Attorney...
  • Ebola Hysteria Opens Door for Government Abuse

    10/23/2014 7:51:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 23, 2014 | Bob Barr
    If the 1931 classic film Frankenstein were filmed in the United States today, the villagers storming the gates of the castle would not be carrying torches and pitchforks, but instead wearing HAZMAT suits, spraying cans of Lysol in the air, and demanding that the mayor do "whatever is necessary" to protect them against the possibility the creature might harm one of them. Of course, these marching villagers would be the few who actually dared venture outside their cottages with barred doors and shuttered windows. So here we are, not in 19th Century Transylvania, but 21st Century America. As of writing...
  • Greenpeace Founder: No Risk in Global Warming

    10/23/2014 7:10:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 23, 2014 | John Ransom
    Even a blind squirrel finds a nut occasionally. And even a nutty organization like Greenpeace can spawn someone who talks sense. Dr. Patrick Moore, a co-founder of Greenpeace—you know? the save-the-whale people who block Japanese harpooners?-- says that there is no evidence that humans are in any danger from global warming.In fact, he says that today’s temperature changes are just a blip on the radar according to the online site The Australian. “If you want to see rapid change,” says Moore, “look at the end of the glaciation period when the climate suddenly changed into this inter-glacial period we’re in...
  • Chilling Free Speech

    10/23/2014 6:52:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 23, 2014 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    Earlier this week, the federal government's National Science Foundation, an entity created to encourage the study of science -- encouragement that it achieves by awarding grants to scholars and universities -- announced that it had awarded a grant to study what people say about themselves and others in social media. The NSF dubbed the project Truthy, a reference to comedian Stephen Colbert's invention and hilarious use of the word "truthiness." The reference to Colbert is cute, and he is a very funny guy, but when the feds get into the business of monitoring speech, it is surely no joke; it...
  • Iraq's WMD: The Shameless New York Times Moves the Goalposts

    10/23/2014 6:31:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 23, 2014 | Larry Elder
    Contrary to the expectations of all 16 of our U.S. intelligence agencies, the "weapons hunters" sent to Iraq by President George W. Bush found no "stockpiles" of WMD. Never mind that there was a 15-month run-up to the war, during which time Saddam was not combing his moustache. A former Iraqi general, Georges Sada, who met with members of Congress, has long claimed Saddam Hussein moved tons of WMD by land and air into Syria during the run-up to the 2003 invasion. James Clapper, the current Director of National Intelligence, has also said publicly that he, too, believes the WMD...
  • Vigilant? Obama is not even awake

    10/23/2014 6:29:20 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 23, 2014 | BY JENNIFER RUBIN
    In the wake of the shootings in Canada, the president said that “it emphasizes the degree to which we have to remain vigilant when it comes to dealing with these kinds of acts of senseless violence or terrorism.” The president has said we must be vigilant many times, but does he follow his own advice? He is among the least vigilant presidents in memory, always learning about scandals in the newspaper and surprised when aggressors act like aggressors. If he is being vigilant, he’s looking out for the wrong things. He should have been paying attention to the geographic spread...
  • Dear Monica

    10/23/2014 6:16:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 23, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    Monica Lewinsky re-entered public life this week. Actually, this is the first time she volunteered to enter the spotlight. Her first foray was involuntary and embarrassing. It also was her own fault. Well, hers and President Clinton’s. Lewinsky gave her first public speech on Monday at the Forbes “30 Under 30 Summit” celebrating young achievers. She spoke for 25 awkward minutes, but she could’ve delivered her message in half that time if she were speaking comfortably. But as stilted as the delivery was, the content was worse. Poor, sweet, innocent Monica was exploited, abused and bullied back in 1998 when...
  • Our New Missiles of October

    10/23/2014 6:02:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 23, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    In October of 1962, America worried whether an untried young president, John F. Kennedy, could keep us safe from nuclear-tipped missiles from nearby communist Cuba. Today's October worries are more insidious: the Ebola virus, the macabre Islamic State, a tottering stock market, a bellicose Russia, and a crisis of confidence in our government. Much of what the Obama administration and the Centers for Disease Control initially swore about the Ebola virus proved false. The virus really did infect Americans at home, despite assurances that there was "no significant risk." There always was a danger of infected West Africans entering the...
  • The Power of Positive Beliefs

    10/23/2014 5:51:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 23, 2014 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    My mother was diagnosed with uterine cancer in the mid-1970s, when I was in grammar school. Her goal, at that time, was to stay alive to see my older sister Kathy and me graduate from high school. She neither dwelled on the disease, nor on why she was stricken with it, but instead focused on getting rid of the cancer and living for her two daughters. She watched both us of graduate from high school, from college and, in my case, from graduate school. In 2005, she was once again diagnosed with cancer. After enduring surgery and chemotherapy, her body...
  • Here's one campaign promise that Obama has (unfortunately) kept

    10/23/2014 4:46:42 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 7 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10/22/2014 | IBD Staff
    In early 2008, candidate Obama told the San Francisco Chronicle that "under my plan ... electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket." Obama was referring to his plan to cap greenhouse-gas emissions, which would, among other things, effectively choke off coal as an energy source. He was just as fond of high gasoline prices, telling CNBC in June 2008 — as gas prices shot up to $4 a gallon — that he "would have preferred a gradual adjustment." Six years later, and Obama has succeeded.
  • Michael Savage Spouts Savage Nonsense

    10/23/2014 3:36:35 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 61 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 10-22-2014 | JAMIE WEINSTEIN
    The areas to which President Barack Obama is open to legitimate and scathing criticism are almost endless, but the host of the 4th most-listened to radio show in the country bypasses the obvious for the unbelievable.“What worries me, Jamie, in regards to what you just said, is that one of President Obama’s mentors was Abraham Lincoln,” Savage told The Daily Caller earlier this month in an interview about his new book, calmly named, “Stop The Coming Civil War.”“He imprisoned 20,000 political opponents, including journalists, who opposed the Civil War. People don’t know that about Lincoln. And 20,000 people in the...
  • ObamaCare Returns as an Election Albatross

    10/23/2014 2:51:03 AM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/22/14 | Karl Rove
    Democrats assumed earlier this year that ObamaCare would be a political advantage by Election Day. North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan, for example, said in February she wanted to show the Affordable Care Act “is something whose time is come.” A month later Colorado Sen. Mark Udall said “we did the right thing” in passing the law and told voters he “would do it again,” a response echoed by incumbents Mark Pryor (Arkansas) and Mary Landrieu (Louisiana). It isn’t working out that way. As the election nears, ObamaCare is re-emerging as a major liability for the Democratic Senate that passed it....
  • The Democratic Panic

    10/22/2014 1:22:30 PM PDT · by ModernDayCato · 35 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 10/22/14 | The Editorial Board
    After a few days of trying to ignore the question, Michelle Nunn, the Democratic candidate for the United States Senate in Georgia, acknowledged on Friday that she had voted for Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012. By this year’s standards, that’s pretty forthright, especially compared with Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Democrat running for the Senate in Kentucky, who refuses to discuss her presidential vote. Only one Democratic Senate candidate this cycle has been willing to appear with the president on the stump: Gary Peters in Michigan. The others have spent months keeping their distance from Mr. Obama and some of...
  • Libs in Panic Over Shrinking Gender Gap

    10/22/2014 1:17:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 22, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: On CNN's New Day this morning. The guest is CNN's own chief national correspondent John King. And they're talking about the women's vote and the shrinking gender gap, and they're very, very worried. They see this AP poll that shows people support Republicans, women, 42 to 40 over Democrats. They see the gender gap has gone away, and they thought they owned it. They thought they had made this so-called Republican War on Women stick. Now it's disappearing and they know it means disaster, and so they're talking about it on CNN today. KING: You have to...