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  • Hillary's Coughing and the Debates

    08/25/2016 5:47:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 67 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 25, 2016 | Bruce Walker
    Hillary's flacks maintain that she has no serious health problems, but there is an increasingly public amount of evidence that they are lying. Her coughing fits, for example, have gone on for minutes during interviews and speeches and debates. The leftist establishment media has totally ignored this running story, but there is one venue in which her uncontrollable coughing and hacking cannot be hidden from the American people: the presidential debates. Because her health seems to getting worse all the time and because she has never appeared in a nationally televised presidential debate (indeed, even her few debates with Bernie...
  • Older Americans Are Happier

    08/25/2016 4:06:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 25, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Once again evidence that my instincts are right on the money. This is from a website called UCSD News I've shared with you over the course of the history of the program that when I was 15, I wanted to be 20, 20 wanted to be 25, cause no matter what age I was, people older than I seemed happier, they seemed adjusted, they seemed successful, they seemed stable, rooted, what have you. In other words, to me it looked like life got better with age and that that had a calming effect on people. And that's...
  • Hillary Loses Half of Her Lead Against Trump

    08/25/2016 2:59:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 25, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: New polling data out. This is from TheHill.com. "Hillary Clinton leads Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump by 3 points in the latest national poll, a tighter margin than earlier this month. Clinton, the Democratic nominee, leads Trump 47 percent to 44 percent in the Economist/YouGov online poll of registered voters based on a head-to-head match-up. Although Clinton held a 3-point edge in the poll early this month, she had expanded that lead to as many as 7 points in recent weeks." The headline should be: "Hillary Loses Half of Her Lead Over Trump," but of course it...
  • Hillary Runs Ad Connecting KKK To Trump, Forgets That Her Mentor Was KKK Recruiter

    08/25/2016 2:58:06 PM PDT · by xzins · 21 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | August 25, 2016 | Andrew Mark Miller
    Hillary Clinton did something today that is worse than anything Donald Trump has ever said or done. It was pandering. It was gross. And she should be embarrassed. She ran an ad that basically said the KKK will be in charge if Trump wins. Politics doesn’t get any lower than this. There are a few problems with the ad other than how childish it is. Not only has the KKK endorsed Hillary, but Hillary used to be good friends with someone who was actually a member. Flashback time. From Breitbart: In 2010, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton fondly eulogized Sen....
  • Democrat Senator's Daughter Is CEO of Mylan, the Clinton Foundation Supporter

    08/25/2016 2:39:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 25, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Have you heard about the controversy over the cost of the EpiPen? I bet there's something you don't know about this. Hillary Clinton is out raising hell over the price, the skyrocketing cost of EpiPens. These are things, you shoot epinephrine into somebody that needs to a jolt, peanut allergy or some such thing, this causes an immediate fix for it. The price for these devices has skyrocketed 400% recently, and yet ABC and CBS, in talking about this, have failed to identify the pharmaceutical company involved. And there's a reason why. And NBC as well. ABC,...
  • Beware Iran and ICBM Rocket Engines

    08/25/2016 2:18:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 25, 2016 | Robert Bunn
    As the US Congress struggles to bring another wobbly appropriations year to close, the furthest thing from most minds is likely Iran. Instead, adds to that mega-bill are likely to include bite-sized favors and odd treats tied to the election and domestic politics. But beyond the fray, rails rumble. More specifically, missile launches rumble – especially in Iran and North Korea. And Congress has a chance to address these issues, in a way not immediately obvious, but important. Over the past several months, Congress has teeter-tottered on the issue of locking down all of Russia’s RD-180 heavy-lift rocket engines –...
  • Democrats Now Want to Preemptively Punish Climate Change Pre-Crimes

    08/25/2016 1:58:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 25, 2016 | Seton Motley
    In the Tom Cruise-starring science-fiction-future-flick “Minority Report”: “A special police unit is able to arrest murderers before they commit their crimes.” These were called “Pre-Crimes.” Objection, Your Honor: Assuming facts not yet in evidence. But Democrats aren’t letting that stop them. Donkeys and Hollywood have for decades been hyper-intertwined. And the Donkeys are now taking this harmonic convergence more than a mite too far. To wit: We have the nigh endless Democrat persecution of petroleum company Exxon Mobil; which began as an assault on the First Amendment.Democratic Attorneys General to Police Climate Change Dissent: “A coalition of Democratic attorneys general…announced...
  • Hypocrisy, Thy Name Is Progressive

    08/25/2016 1:15:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 25, 2016 | Laura Hollis
    resident Obama finally made it down to Baton Rouge to see the flooding -- after finishing his vacation on tony Martha's Vineyard, of course. The entire charade is a lesson in leftist hypocrisy. The same press that excoriated President Bush for flying over New Orleans to view the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 didn't make a peep about Obama prioritizing his golf games. In fact, come to think of it, it wasn't just the press that criticized President Bush's response to Katrina. During his 2008 campaign for the presidency, Obama himself said, "We can talk about what happened...
  • Socialism: Pipedream and Reality

    08/25/2016 11:44:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 25, 2016 | Robert Knight
    [This column is excerpted from a speech given at the Turning Point USA Conference in Washington, D.C. on Aug. 3.]Socialism is still in vogue, regardless of its sorry record all over the world for the last century. The Free Stuff Army is on the march, especially in the United States. There’s something about deploying the government as a mugger to obtain the fruits of someone else’s labor that appeals to the worst in us. But it invariably leads to poverty, dishonesty and even tyranny. Years ago, I visited Jamaica when it was under a socialist government. Things had deteriorated. Trying...
  • The Media Make History

    08/25/2016 11:33:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 25, 2016 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- This week I am going to do something unusual. I am going to enter into a conversation with another columnist. Doing so was not so unusual a few decades back. Bill Buckley and James Jackson Kilpatrick did it when provoked, and it was always interesting. But today columnists are godlike figures. They communicate solely with Mount Olympus, and the result is often a bit tedious. I propose to address the New York Post's Michael Goodwin and congratulate him on noting that mainstream media, or MSM, have passed yet another milepost in their decline. In his column this weekend,...
  • Hey, George Soros! Put Your Mouth Where Your Money Is!

    08/25/2016 11:11:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 25, 2016 | Cliff May
    Washington is not an easy-going town. You come here to argue policy with the big boys you should expect some rough-and-tumble. But you also should expect clean fights -- no biting, no spitting, no hitting below the belt. Whatever else divides us, we all value free speech and edifying debate, right? Not exactly. Leftwing “activists” -- often posing as journalists – have a habit of targeting and trolling those who deviate from the “politically correct” line. About five years ago, it became clear that a concerted effort was underway to defame me and the national security policy institute I founded...
  • Government: New 700,000-Word Regulation is Good for You

    08/25/2016 11:00:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 25, 2016 | Terry Jeffrey
    The nine-second video of two federal bureaucrats the White House posted on its blog last week was notable for something it omitted. That something was very big -- and putting it on display might not have fit with the apparent propaganda purpose of the video. The video itself starred EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, who sat side-by-side at a table. The video starts with McCarthy and Foxx simultaneously scratching their signatures onto separate and apparently singular sheets of paper. Eight seconds into the nine-second clip, when McCarthy has finished signing her name, she looks up and...
  • The War on Poverty, A Better Way

    08/25/2016 10:48:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 25, 2016 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    On January 8, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson kicked off the War on Poverty during his State of the Union speech, declaring "unconditional war on poverty in America." Congress joined with him and created programs to provide benefits to those in need. "Our aim," stated Johnson, "is not only to relieve the symptoms of poverty, but to cure it and, above all, to prevent it." The focus was on how many people we could provide assistance to and how much money was spent, not on how many people moved upward into opportunity jobs and higher incomes. Since then, our government...
  • Holy Cow! Houston New Black Panther Head Quannel X Supports Trump!

    08/25/2016 10:47:41 AM PDT · by Political Junkie Too · 44 replies
    Fox 26 Face-Off KRIV Houston ^ | August 24, 2016 | Quannel X and Matt Patrick
    This is the weekly point-counterpoint show on Houston Fox affiliate KRIV 26 between Community activist Quanell X and AM 740 KTRH NewsRadio show host Matt Patrick. Quannel X discusses Donald Trump's Minneapolis speech. I was absolutely floored when I watched this last night. I think this video has the potential to dramatically shift the narrative of Trump support in the African-American community. Pay special attention to Quannel X's silence at the end when Matt Patrick sums things up. Youtube Recording of Fox 26 KRIV Faceoff -PJ
  • Abolishing 'Man' at Princeton

    08/25/2016 10:39:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 25, 2016 | Cal Thomas
    "He created them male and female and blessed them. And he named them "Mankind" when they were created. (Genesis 5:2 NIV) Poor God. He, or maybe I should say, "It," was so behind the times. If the deity had only gone to Princeton University and had its consciousness raised... Princeton, that once great school whose purpose at its founding in 1746 was to train ministers and whose motto remains Dei Sub Numine Viget (Under God's Power She Flourishes), has, like other schools of "higher" learning, jumped into the deep end of the pool of political correctness. Just in time for...
  • Federal Deficits Explode — Is Anyone Paying Attention?

    08/25/2016 4:08:47 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 45 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | August 24, 2016 | Editorial
    Red Ink: The Congressional Budget Office says the federal deficit will be 33% higher than last year's. Over the long term, the deficit picture is just as bleak. But on campaign trail, this looming threat gets zero attention from either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. The CBO's updated budget projections show that federal government's fiscal outlook has worsened considerably over the past year. Red ink in fiscal year 2016, which ends on Sept. 30, will hit $590 billion. That's much worse than the CBO had expected just a few months ago... ...the CBO projects that in 10 years the annual...
  • Trump Speaks, Media Translates

    08/25/2016 9:14:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 25, 2016 | Larry Elder
    "Do you ever get tired of defending Donald Trump?" a critic asked. It isn't that Donald Trump does not say things that are cringe-worthy. It's that his opponent, Hillary Rodham Clinton, says and does things even more cringe-worthy. So forgive those who feel that Trump's supposedly "outrageous" statements are nothing more than selective outrage, double standards, and the typical "Republicans are racist" meme. Democrats routinely say vulgar, bigoted, divisive, outrageous things while getting a toll-free pass. It wasn't Donald Trump, but Donna Brazile, then Al Gore's campaign manager, who said Republicans have a "white-boy attitude." It wasn't Donald Trump, but...
  • Hillary Blasts For-Profit Colleges, but Bill Took Millions From One

    08/25/2016 7:44:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    NBC News ^ | Aug 23 2016, 6:53 PM ET | Cynthia McFadden, Anna R. Schechter and Hannah Rappleye
    Since launching her bid for president, Hillary Clinton has been a vocal critic of for-profit schools, pledging in speeches across the country to “crack down on predatory schools” and help students drowning in student loan debt. “If they load students up with debt for programs that don’t lead to good paying jobs, students and taxpayers should not be the only ones left holding the bag,” said Clinton in a campaign speech in New Hampshire. […] … Over five years, former president Bill Clinton earned $17.6 million from the world’s largest for-profit education company, Laureate Education, Inc. In his role as...
  • A senior U.N. official reflects on America

    08/25/2016 7:11:32 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 26 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 25, 2016 | Jaweed Kaleem
    It’s not every day that a senior United Nations official reprimands the U.S. for its race relations, saying the country is “struggling to live up to its ideals” on equality, that “blunt discrimination” by police against black Americans has reached “crisis levels,” and that Congress is “dysfunctional” in how it responds to problems.
  • Malpractice: The Journalistic Assassination Of Ryan Lochte

    08/25/2016 6:59:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 124 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 25, 2016 | Derek Hunter
    Man, that Ryan Lochte, what a jerk! Am I right? Of course I’m right. It’s backed up by journalism. There isn’t a news outlet on the planet that hasn’t carried a story about how Lochte and three other swimmers no one bothers to name got hammered at the Rio Olympics, trashed a bathroom at a gas station, and traumatized innocent security guards, women, children, and plant life alike. But what if it didn’t happen that way? What if, with the exception of a few minor details flubbed in a drunken haze, Lochte and his fellow mermen told the truth? That...
  • Diversity: History's Pathway to Chaos

    08/25/2016 6:43:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 25, 2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Emphasizing diversity has been the pitfall, not the strength, of nations throughout history. The Roman Empire worked as long as Iberians, Greeks, Jews, Gauls and myriad other African, Asian and European communities spoke Latin, cherished habeas corpus and saw being Roman as preferable to identifying with their own particular tribe. By the fifth century, diversity had won out but would soon prove a fatal liability. Rome disintegrated when it became unable to assimilate new influxes of northern European tribes. Newcomers had no intention of giving up their Gothic, Hunnish or Vandal identities. The propaganda of history's multicultural empires -- the...
  • Anti-Gun Protestors Promote Culture of Rape, Not Empowerment

    08/25/2016 6:13:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 25, 2016 | Kimberly Corban
    There are some days where the news makes you want to bang your head on your keyboard. This is one of those days. Today, there was a group of students down at the University of Texas keeping Austin weird as they to protest campus carry. While organizers reportedly started the rally as a joke, the protest grew in popularity and had a large number of malleable young adults turning out to rally against one constitutional right while exercising another. Pro-Second Amendment Group Students for Concealed Carry approved of the protest with their Texas State Director Brian Bensimon stating “If carrying...
  • Black Lives Matter’s hypocritical anti-Semitism undermines the movement’s claim to seek justice

    08/25/2016 5:28:47 AM PDT · by SJackson · 23 replies
    Washinton Times ^ | August 23, 2016 | Jonathan Greenberg
    Black Lives Matter’s hypocritical anti-Semitism Smearing Jews undermines the movement’s claim to seek justice In its new platform, Black Lives Matter (BLM) has, despite the total lack of relevance to its own agenda or interests, thrown whatever heft it has behind the anti-Semitic movement to Boycott, Divest, and Sanction (BDS) Israel. In doing so, it is inarguably contributing to the campaign to “other” the world’s only Jewish state and, with it, the Jews themselves. Using the justification that U.S. military aid to Israel “diverts much needed funding from domestic education and social programs,” the platform launches into a ridiculous, one-sided...
  • Everything About Hollywood Is Terrible

    08/25/2016 5:24:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 25, 2016 | Kurt Schlichter
    In recent days, a bunch of entertainment industry denizens gathered together behind a phalanx of armed guards at Justin Timberlake’s mansion to sip chardonnay and celebrate Hillary Clinton’s commitment to the poor and gun control. She came out of witness protection long enough to pocket some cash before returning to her previously scheduled indifference to the people flooded out in Louisiana. In Martha’s Vineyard, Barack Obama donned his mom shorts to chip some balls with that tiresome guy from Curb Your Enthusiasm before petulantly visiting the waterlogged South. And noted disaster logistics specialist Samuel L. Jackson smirked over a photo...
  • Obama Provides Iran With $1.3 Billion, But Where Did The Money Go?

    08/25/2016 5:07:39 AM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | August 25, 2016 | Ari Lieberman
    Obama Provides Iran With $1.3 Billion, But Where Did The Money Go? Why the Obama administration is refusing to say where the funds ended up. August 25, 2016 Ari Lieberman    It appears that when it comes to its dealings with the Islamic Republic, the Obama administration’s miscues are boundless. The latest fiasco involves the recent transfer of $1.3 billion in taxpayer money to Iran’s mullahs. Both the White House and the State Department are shamefully unable or unwilling to provide the public with any pertinent information concerning the transfer.  At a State Department briefing, spokesman Mark Toner remained...
  • War and Peace in Putin’s Middle East

    08/25/2016 5:05:38 AM PDT · by SJackson · 1 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | August 25, 2016 | P. David Hornik
    War and Peace in Putin’s Middle East With America on the sidelines, Israel and the Arabs play a new game. August 25, 2016 P. David Hornik    The Times of Israel reports that, on Tuesday night, “Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin…and discussed regional issues and the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.” It was hardly, of course, their first chat. In June, Netanyahu was in Moscow to meet with Putin. He was there, too, for that purpose in September 2015 and April 2016, and last November they met briefly at the Paris climate conference. Their agenda includes...
  • What Is The Alt Right?

    08/25/2016 4:22:01 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 116 replies
    Dailycaller.com ^ | 8-24-2016 | Scott Greer
    Hillary Clinton is set to deliver an entire speech on Donald Trump’s scary connections to a phenomenon known as the “alt right.”If you paid deep attention to the news during this election cycle, you might have heard the term in passing during some CNN and MSNBC segments. When used by journalists, it basically denotes online white supremacists who love Trump.Last week, the alt right earned its most attention yet after Trump announced Breitbart News CEO Steve Bannon was joining his campaign as its new executive. Breitbart has gained a reputation among some journalists as a platform the alt right due...
  • Trump's African-American Outreach Update

    08/24/2016 7:20:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 24, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Let's listen to a little bit of Trump. This was in Austin last night and we've got some bites from what many are saying was another great Trump appearance. Here we go. TRUMP: Tonight's message is about redeclaring our independence as a country. On November 8th, a very, very important date, we are going to declare our independence from special interests, corrupt politicians, and I might add, very corrupt politicians, and from a rigged system that benefits only the insiders. We are going declare our independence from politicians who don't listen to us and media executives, they...
  • Democrats Are Nervous About Their Dud Candidate

    08/24/2016 5:25:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 24, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: New York Times: "Think Hillary Clinton Will Win in a Landslide? Don't Bet on It." So we've got this new poll from Florida Atlantic University, Trump up two, 43 to 41 over Hillary in Florida. We've got a Reuters poll that shows Hillary up 12 nationally, but remember in that poll they don't count the undecideds. Now, in all these battleground states, the narrative is that Trump is losing. Who cares about the national polls, they say, in these battleground states, states Trump has to win, you can barely see him anymore. He's in the rearview mirror...
  • Drive-By Media Salivate Over Trump "Softening" on Immigration

    08/24/2016 4:50:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 24, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Okay, so Trump is apparently softening his position on immigration. That's what the Drive-Bys are saying. Trump is now saying, "Well, I don't know about deportation. Well, we're gonna talk about it. Well, some of these are really good people" And the Drive-Bys are just ecstatic 'cause they think Trump is totally reversing himself, and they think Trump is totally reversing himself on his number one issue, the only reason he has support, they think he's committing suicide. So the Drive-Bys went out and they started doing man-on-the-street interviews with Trumpists. And they wanted to know, "How...
  • The Clinton Foundation Was a Laundromat for Cash:

    08/24/2016 3:44:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 24, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I did a test discussion on this with Mr. Snerdley before the program started. Sometimes I do that. You know, people test-market products. I sometimes test-market topics. Mr. Snerdley came in at the appointed time to do some things, around 30 minutes before the program begins, so I hit him with a question. I said, "Mr. Snerdley, look at the Clintons. That's the other big story is that half the people Hillary met with paid her for the privilege. Half of the people, while she's secretary of state, half the people, if not more, paid her, paid...
  • I'm Just Giving You the Lay of the Land on Trump, But I'm Not Suggesting Anything

    08/24/2016 3:16:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 24, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The lead story in the Drive-By Media, there are two lead stories. The first lead story is that Trump is softening on immigration. The Drive-Bys are attempting to say that Trump is doing what everybody knew he was gonna do, and that is he's not gonna build a wall and he's not gonna deport a bunch of people, and all that talk during the primaries and all that talk in the early stages of the presidential campaign about the building the wall and sending people home was never gonna happen. The Drive-Bys say, we told you, and...
  • The Anatomy of a Deception

    08/24/2016 2:22:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 24, 2016 | Sarah N, Stern
    The media and much of the Republican establishment have caught on to only part of a story about a shady deal that the Obama administration made with the Islamic Republic of Iran, a deal that took a rather labyrinthine and bizarre form. What they are talking about is bad enough, which involves paying a ransom for hostages, opening up Americans to kidnappings and imprisonment whenever they travel abroad. The part of the story that they are missing, however, is that what the administration did was highly illegal, according to statutes we still have on our books. On August 3rd, a...
  • The Enemy Is Us

    08/24/2016 1:58:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 24, 2016 | Peter Gemma
    Your government is on red alert: between 2006 and 2014, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), an agency of the Department of Agriculture, spent nearly $4.8 million to purchase shotguns, propane cannons, liquid explosives, pyro supplies, drones, thermal imaging cameras, and more. APHIS describes itself as “a multi-faceted Agency with a broad mission area that includes protecting and promoting U.S. agricultural health, administering the Animal Welfare Act, and carrying out wildlife damage management activities.” Liquid explosives and shotguns are apparently necessary to carry out its “broad mission.” This is one of many revelations found in a new investigative...
  • Ben Stein: Hillary Not Well, Looks Like My Mother Who Took Drugs For Lupus

    08/24/2016 1:50:43 PM PDT · by drewh · 56 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Aug 23 2016 AST | Jim Hoft
    Actor, speech writer and author Ben Stein joined Steve Malzberg on Newsmax TV to discuss the status of the presidential race. hillary parade dying “ Ben Stein: They say she’s so smart. Let’s see it on display… Even Mr. Nixon, my old boss and old pal, in the darkest days of watergate was taking press conferences, and I mean press conferences with hundreds of reporters. Why? What is she afraid of? That’s the question. She’s afraid of something. What’s she afraid of? Steve Malzberg: What do you think of this health thing? We put up a picture earlier of her...
  • Voting is Always a Gamble: Vote Trump

    08/24/2016 1:40:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 24, 2016 | Lee Culpepper
    Considering the incredibly low expectations that many Republicans have for Donald Trump, the man barely needs to do anything to rise above the dismal speculation. Consequently, the odds on Trump paying off over a bonafide communist are clearly worth taking. Let’s just be real. Calling Hillary Clinton a Democrat, a liberal, a progressive, or anything else doesn’t change the fact that she is a communist. That’s just what people are who advocate class warfare, state ownership of all property, gun control, and an egalitarian Utopia. Stating the obvious isn’t a jibe or name calling -- it’s reality. Democrats are rewriting...
  • Checking the National 'Dashboard'

    08/24/2016 1:21:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 24, 2016 | Ed Feulner
    You know those polls where they ask people if the country is heading in the right direction? One problem with that question is that it lacks context or detail. What makes us say yes or no? ItÂ’s generally a gut reaction that often has little to do with any actual evidence.And letÂ’s face it. ItÂ’s ridiculous to assume that everything is going one way or the other. At any given time, some things are going well, and others arenÂ’t.Besides, not everything is of equal weight. Think of the various warnings you get from the dashboard of your car. Needing to...
  • Hulk Hogan's Smackdown Hurts Press Freedom

    08/24/2016 12:54:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 24, 2016 | Jacob Sullum
    Nine years ago, Gawker ran a blog post headlined "Peter Thiel Is Totally Gay, People." The item rankled Thiel, a billionaire who had co-founded Paypal and invested early in Facebook but had not yet gotten around to publicly acknowledging his sexual orientation, although he had told people close to him. This week, Thiel finally got his revenge, as Gawker ceased operations, driven out of business by an invasion-of-privacy lawsuit he financed. Whether or not you mourn the loss of Gawker, a website known for its snarky blend of gossip and journalism, its death does not bode well for freedom of...
  • A Terrorist Pleads Guilty To Destroying Mali's Cultural Sites

    08/24/2016 12:12:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 24, 2016 | Austin Bay
    Timbuktu, located in Mali, is a classic idiom for nowhere. However, the great caravan city the southern Sahara was -- and still is -- a cultural somewhere rich in Arab, Berber and sub-Saharan African historical structures and cultural artifacts. In 2012, the al-Qaida-aligned Islamic terrorist group, Ansar Dine, intentionally attacked Timbuktu's historic trove. Its thugs intentionally destroyed or vandalized 60 tombs. In late June and early July, the thugs severely damaged Timbuktu's acclaimed Sidi Yahia mosque -- yes, radical Islamists damaging a mosque. Several tombs were shrine-mausoleums dating back to the 14th century. Malians, who are overwhelmingly Muslims, treasured the...
  • Have More Kids; Save The World

    08/24/2016 11:47:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 24, 2016 | Jeff Jacoby
    From time immemorial, humankind has regarded it as a blessing to be fruitful and multiply. Not Travis Rieder.A philosopher and bioethics instructor at Johns Hopkins University, Rieder was the focus of a recent NPR story, in which he argued that having children is immoral and should be discouraged with government penalties. It's not that Rieder dislikes children — in fact, he has a 2-year-old daughter of whom he's quite fond. But with "dangerous climate change" approaching a tipping point "very, very soon," he says, bringing more children into the world is unethical. After all, every additional baby means additional carbon...
  • How Gay Activists Will Respond to a Major Scientific Report That Refutes Their Talking Points

    08/24/2016 11:36:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 24, 2016 | Michael Brown
    The internet has been abuzz with headlines declaring, “Almost Everything the Media Tell You About Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Is Wrong,” and “Johns Hopkins Shrinks Warn Against Kids Going Transgender.”As reported by Ryan T. Anderson on Monday, “A major new report, published today in the journal The New Atlantis, challenges the leading narratives that the media has pushed regarding sexual orientation and gender identity.”How significant was this report?“Co-authored by two of the nation’s leading scholars on mental health and sexuality, the 143-page report discusses over 200 peer-reviewed studies in the biological, psychological, and social sciences, painstakingly documenting what scientific...
  • The New Censors

    08/24/2016 10:56:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 24, 2016 | Bob Barr
    In today’s public policy arena, winning ideas rarely are decided by sound logic, accurate facts, or even by the most votes. Instead, content filters and algorithms, meticulously engineered by social media companies like Facebook and Twitter, intentionally steer public debate in the direction of their owners’ personal politics; and, not coincidentally, toward the politics of their liberal friends in Washington and Sacramento.For starters, consider Facebook – the Big Daddy of social media. There have been numerous reports of Facebook’s algorithm taking down popular pages of pro-gun organizations. But even this example of the “new censorship” pales when viewed in the...
  • As the Cultural War Rages, Can We Live Together?

    08/24/2016 10:35:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 24, 2016 | Star Parker
    Religious liberty concerns continue to weigh heavily on church-going Americans. In a recent survey from Pew Research, 40 percent of those who reported attending church in the last few months said that clergy spoke about religious liberty. No other issue received more attention from clergy. And not surprisingly so. The aggressive growth of secularism in our nation, along with the natural outgrowth of this, the tendency of secularists to turn to big government to define and implement what they perceive as fair, is on a collision course with religious liberty. Traditional church-going Americans have always taken comfort in the first...
  • There is Now No Doubt Now: The Media Are Biased, and Obama Doesn't Care About Black People

    08/24/2016 6:13:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 24, 2016 | Arthur Schaper
    Editor's Note: This column was originally published under the wrong byline. We apologize for the error.If you had any doubt about it, there should be no doubt in your mind now.The Mainstream media is biased. The Big Three, like a soft and fluffy version of the Soviet Pravda, have propped up their little Barack Obama and his shrewish successor Hillary “Hexes, Lies, and Emails on Tape” Clinton.The latest, most vicious example of this distortion? President Obama’s tepid, non-existence response to the floods sweeping Louisiana. 31 inches of rain fell in 15 hours, and that was a tally from one week...
  • Debunking the ‘Born This Way’ Myth

    08/24/2016 5:57:14 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 50 replies
    National Review ^ | August 23, 2016 | David French
    Here is the world according to the LGBT Left: Just as there are black and white, there are gay and straight. One’s sexual orientation, like one’s race, is fixed and immutable at birth. The process of “questioning” one’s orientation isn’t a process of deciding but of discovering. Similarly, when it comes to gender identity, there is “cis” and there is “trans.” A cis person’s gender identity matches the sex they were “assigned” at birth. A trans person — well, a trans person is any one of the fifty-plus other genders on the entirely reputable Facebook spectrum. This, you see, is...
  • From Trump, A Stunning Admission And A New Direction

    08/24/2016 5:32:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 24, 2016 | Byron York
    In general, in a campaign filled with controversial statements, it's fair to say Donald Trump doesn't do apologies and he doesn't do regret. Which is why it was extraordinary that in his speech in Charlotte Thursday night -- one of his first under a new campaign management -- Trump did that rarest of things: he expressed regret for rhetorical excesses of the past and conceded that they may have caused pain for some people. "Sometimes in the heat of debate and speaking on a multitude of issues, you don't choose the right words or say the right thing," Trump told...
  • College Campus Lunacy

    08/24/2016 5:10:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 24, 2016 | Walter E. Williams
    As the fall semester begins, parents, students, taxpayers and donors should be made aware of official college practices that should disgust us all. Hampshire College will offer some of its students what the school euphemistically calls "identity-based housing." That's segregated housing for students who -- because of their race, culture, gender or sexual orientation -- have "historically experienced oppression." I'd bet the rent money that Hampshire College will not offer Jewish, Irish, Polish, Chinese or Catholic students segregated housing. Because there is no group of people who have not faced oppression, Hampshire College is guilty of religious and ethnic discrimination...
  • Hillary Lies Even When She Doesn’t Have To (She Just Can't Help It)

    08/24/2016 5:05:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 24, 2016 | Ed Klein
    Hillary Clinton has been caught lying again—and this time it’s serious, because she lied to the FBI, which is a federal crime punishable by a fine and/or imprisonment. During her 3 ˝-hour interview with the FBI on July 2, she told investigators that former Secretary of State Colin Powell had advised her to use a personal email account during a private dinner. Powell denies the story. “The truth is she was using [her personal email] for a year before I sent her a memo telling her what I did [when I was in office],” he told the New York Post’s...
  • The Clinton Foundation: Hopelessly Corrupt Or Just A Lousy Charity?

    08/24/2016 3:56:11 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 43 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 8/23/2016 | Staff
    Public Corruption: As the unseemly ties between the Clinton Foundation and Hillary Clinton's State Department become more glaring and disturbing, the rhetoric from the Democratic side is getting more desperate. Now Clinton hatchet man James Carville says critics of the foundation are going to hell. Over the past two weeks, it has become painfully obvious to anyone but the most hard-core Clinton loyalist that the Clinton Foundation was little more than an influence-peddling operation designed to exchange cash for favors from Bill and Hillary Clinton. We noted in this space yesterday that a fresh batch of emails showed how the...
  • The Rich Can Buy Access to Hillary Through the Clinton Foundation,

    08/23/2016 5:25:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 23, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Okay, I'm gonna ask a question again. I asked a question yesterday, needs to be asked a lot. As we keep hearing even today, the Clinton Family Foundation, what a great body of work they do there. There's nothing to see there. There's nothing to see, all this interaction between the Clinton Foundation and the State Department, that's just a bunch of people requesting access. I mean, that's not any big deal. What's the big deal wanting access? That's not favors. I mean, the Drive-Bys are filled with that theme today. "No, no, no, nobody sought favors....