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  • Ted Cruz Grills Snooty Jeh Johnson at Senate Judiciary Hearing

    07/01/2016 5:40:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 1, 2016 | Debra Heine
    Sparks flew between U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Thursday, as Cruz continued his efforts to expose the Obama administration’s "willful blindness" to radical Islamic terrorism.Cruz began his line of questioning by noting that DHS didn't attend the hearing he held on Tuesday, "Willful Blindness: Consequences of Agency Efforts To Deemphasize Radical Islam in Combating Terrorism."He proceeded to fill Johnson in on what he missed, describing evidence and testimony that he said revealed a "systematic effort" to scrub all references of Islam in government documents."For example, in the...
  • Shocking Polls Show What U.S. Muslims Think of U.S. Laws

    07/01/2016 5:12:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 1, 2016 | Andrew G. Bostom
    As July 4 approaches, new polling data reveal non-Muslim Americans are increasingly cognizant of the threat Sharia -- Islam’s totalitarian religio-political “law” -- poses to their basic liberties. Overwhelmingly, they reject its encroachment in the United States.But polling data also reveal that an ominous, growing proportion of American Muslims wish to impose Sharia on America.Opinion Savvy polled a random sample of 803 registered voters -- 98.2% non-Muslim, and 1.8% Muslim (with age, race, gender, political affiliation, and region propensity score-weighted to reduce biases) -- from June 19 to June 20, 2016. They asked: Do you believe that the United States...
  • ISIS Claims Bangladesh Cafe Attack, Hostage Siege

    07/01/2016 4:40:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 1, 2016 | Bridget Johnson
    ISIS claimed responsibility for a Bangladesh cafe attack today while hostages were still inside with gunmen."Islamic State commandos attack a restaurant frequented by foreigners in the city of Dhaka in Bangladesh," reported the ISIS-affiliated Amaq news agency, which issued the first claim for the Orlando nightclub shooting.They likely wanted to get a claim out quickly because they're competing with another terror group in Bangladesh: al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent.AQIS had not made any mention of the attack on their Twitter account or WordPress blog. They did reissue their hit-list guidelines on Wednesday, hinting at an upcoming attack.Both AQIS and ISIS...
  • Child Sexual Assault Cover-Up in Idaho

    07/01/2016 2:30:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 1, 2016 | Janet Levy
    The recent sexual assault of a five-year-old girl in Twin Falls, Idaho, and the reaction by public officials and the media amounting to a cover-up dramatically illustrate, yet again, how the West battles against the harsh reality of unlimited Islamic immigration. The incident occurred June 2 at the Fawnbrook Apartments in Twin Falls where prosecutors allege a 5-year-old girl was sexually assaulted. Two juvenile suspects, boys, ages 14 and 10, were detained, charged and released. A third, a 7-year-old boy involved in the incident, was not charged. The boys are from Iraqi and Sudanese families, but it’s unclear if they...
  • Supremely Wrong Court Protects Gosnells Instead Of Women’s Health

    07/01/2016 1:23:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | July 1, 2016 | Ryan Bomberger
    Maybe it’s the robes that give five people the misimpression that they’re magicians. Who needs the Constitution when a handful of supremely powerful justices can magically create their own laws, conjuring up legislation in the guise of a judgment? In Whole Woman’s Health versus Hellerstedt, Justice Breyer invokes the word “Constitution” 103 times (in one form or another) in the majority opinion yet completely ignores the founding document in this ruling that protects Gosnells around the country.Roe v. Wade started as a lie in Bryan/College Station in Texas. In order to challenge the state’s law protecting unborn human life, Norma McCorvey...
  • Trump Ignites White Working-Class Revolution

    07/01/2016 11:47:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | July 1, 2016 | Suzanne Fields
    Everyone's looking for what Winston Churchill called a pudding with a theme. How did the likes of Donald Trump make it to the forefront of American politics? How did the British break their strong link with the Europeans just across the channel? The common denominators, so we're told, are "revolution," "down with the elites" and "power to the people." Or, as Che Guevara put it: "The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall." The idea of revolution, of course, does not apply to Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee,...
  • Brexit Shows Us The Future -- And It's Great

    07/01/2016 11:07:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | July 1, 2016 | Scott Rasmussen
    Journalists and historians tend to overestimate the impact of political events while underestimating the power of cultural trends. For example, we celebrate the Declaration of Independence as America's founding document. That magnificent document is an eloquent statement of ideals that we have spent more than two centuries trying to achieve. But it did not inspire 13 colonies to seek independence from Great Britain. In fact, it was written 15 months (after the War of Independence got started. Before the politicians of that era acted, most of the British Governors had already been driven from the land. The Declaration was not...
  • Why Do They Hate Hillary Clinton? (Easy Answer: Because She's Evil!!!)

    07/01/2016 10:47:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | July 1, 2016 | Mona Charen
    "Why do people hate Hillary Clinton so much?" a reporter from the Canadian Broadcasting Company asked me this week. I responded that the pitiless rancor of American politics today is out of all proportion to our real challenges -- but it's worth recalling how Hillary Clinton earned her miserable reputation. It was the flagrant and prodigious lies. She has arguably abused power, enriched herself and her family with blatant influence selling and betrayed an arrogant disregard for the normal rules. In the past few weeks, since she defeated Bernie Sanders, Clinton has been impersonating a centrist. Her foreign policy speech...
  • No, Hillary, It Is Not Time to Move On

    07/01/2016 10:27:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | July 1, 2016 | David Limbaugh
    Am I fantasizing even to hope that Hillary Clinton will finally be held accountable for her lies and corruption -- to say nothing of her actions in her role as bimbo-slayer for her libidinous husband? Perhaps so, but to borrow an underused cliche, hope springs eternal. Hillary has operated above the law for so many years that her disinclination toward humility has ripened into unbounded hubris, which was particularly on display in her comments about the recently released House Select Committee on Benghazi report on the tragedy in Libya. Clinton said the committee found nothing new and it is time...
  • The Left's Different Approach to Rights That It Opposes

    07/01/2016 10:13:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | July 1, 2016 | Jonah Goldberg
    I have an idea. The federal government needs to compile a list of women who shouldn't be allowed to get abortions. The criteria for getting on the list must be flexible. If an official at, say, the NIH or FBI think that a woman should be a mother for some reason or other, he or she can block an abortion. Maybe the woman has great genes or a high IQ or the sorts of financial resources we need in parents. Let's leave that decision where it belongs: in the hands of the government. Heck, there's really no reason even to...
  • Brexit Due to Failure of Elites, Not Bigotry of Masses

    07/01/2016 10:05:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | July 1, 2016 | Michael Barone
    Bigotry! Nativism! Racism! That's what elites in Britain, Europe and here have been howling, explanations for why 52 percent of a higher-than-general-election turnout of British voters voted for their nation to leave the European Union. But there is plenty of bigotry, condescension and snobbery in the accusations and the people making them. And it's incoherent to claim, as some do, that it's undemocratic for voters to decide. That amounts to saying that ordinary people should be content to be ruled by their betters. It's true that college graduates tended to vote "Remain" and less-educated people of England and Wales tended...
  • Ashamed to be an American? Towns crack down on American pride

    07/01/2016 8:15:06 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/01/16 | Todd Starnes
    The Star-Spangled Banner survived the rocket’s red glare and bombs bursting in air – only to face a modern-day threat – silly town ordinances and petty bureaucrats. I’m not sure if it’s an epidemic of anti-American nincompoopery sweeping across the fruited plain or if it’s a general lack of common sense. Maybe it’s both. I’ll let you be the judge of that.
  • Cafe told to remove 'God Bless America' banner

    07/01/2016 9:30:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 68 replies
    Fox ^ | June 30, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    Whenever folks in Penfield, New York get a hankering for pancakes for lunch – they head over to the 5 Mile Café. The family-owned restaurant is known in those parts for serving breakfast any time of the day (order their homemade corned beef hash). They are also known for their patriotism. “We are very patriotic here at the café – all year round –not just this time of year,” owner Jennifer Aquino told me. “We have American flags and patriotic things around the café.” So Jennifer decided to ask the town for a permit so she could post a “God...
  • No, Loretta Lynch Is Not ‘Recusing Herself’ from Emailgate

    07/01/2016 8:12:16 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 67 replies
    National Review ^ | July 1, 2016 11:04 AM | Ian Tuttle
    Big News, via the New York Times: “Lynch to Accept Guidance of F.B.I. in Clinton Email Inquiry”.... Just one problem: It’s not true. Here’s Bloomberg’s Mark Halperin, citing a senior DOJ official: Attorney General Lynch reserves the right to overrule the recommendation of career prosecutors and the FBI in the Hillary Clinton email probe. This official says the probability she would overrule is “very, very low,” but it is not zero. In other words, Lynch is not “recusing herself,” as has been rumored, and she is not committing herself to the FBI’s recommendation. Despite the “furor,” nothing has changed. And,...
  • Paula Broadwell: Here’s how Charlotte should prepare for an active shooter (WWPB do?)

    06/30/2016 10:27:53 PM PDT · by Sam's Army · 40 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 6/30/16 | Paula Broadwell and Ryan Hoover
    The threat of gun violence in public spaces across our nation is disconcerting. Indeed, ideologically driven, lethal-shooter attacks represent a considerate threat to national security. Since 1970, more Americans have been killed on U.S. soil due to gun violence than all wars combined. A community need not overreact to security threats, but just hoping that Charlotte escapes gun violence is not a viable strategy. Consider this: While most banks, hospitals, and schools rehearse tornado and fire drills, few bankers, doctors, and students have died from tornadoes or fires in the past decade. Contrastingly, scant resources are devoted to preparing to...
  • The Case for Rand Paul as VP

    06/30/2016 6:19:30 PM PDT · by taildragger · 66 replies
    n/a | 6/3016 | Taildragger
    The Case for Rand Paul as Trump's VP Choice I have been bantering this concept about here on FR, it deserves it own thread, Here is the case for Rand Paul as VP... * Trump needs to get things through the House and Senate. * With Newt as Chief of Staff, he can work Bills through the House with him, Newt knows were all the bodies are burried. * And with Paul as Presiding over the Senate he has got a contact with the Senate to maneuver through that mind field. * More So... * IMHO Mitch McConnell owes Rand........
  • Tebow hate reaches new low

    06/30/2016 3:09:23 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 63 replies
    The Orlando Sentinal ^ | June 29, 2016 | David Whitley
    id you hear the latest about Tim Tebow? He prayed with a woman as her husband was dying from a heart attack during an airplane flight. Isn't that disgusting? "I think I'm going to throw up," one commenter wrote. There have been thousands more like that posted on websites that carried that story. They should provide plenty of material for psychiatrists studying Tebow Derangement Syndrome (TDS). The malady triggers foaming at the mouth among two groups. One believes Tebow would be a great pro quarterback if only the anti-Christian NFL hadn't blackballed him. That has waned a bit as Tebow...
  • Maryland Attorney General Frosh Using Subpoenas to try to Silence Political Debate

    06/30/2016 12:51:38 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    MCGOP ^ | June 28, 2016 | Mark Uncapher
    Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh recently joined 16 other state Attorneys General to launch, in their own words, “an unprecedented, multi-state effort to investigate and prosecute the ‘high-funded and morally vacant forces’ that have stymied attempts to combat global warming—starting with holding ExxonMobil and other industry giants accountable for fraud and suppression of key climate science.” In explaining his support of “AGs United for Clean Power,” Frosh said: “There is no doubt that climate change is an existential threat to our society and to our entire planet….I am deeply troubled that oil companies have contributed to the problem by intentionally...
  • Why Dems Try to Break Black Hearts and Only Trump Can Fix It

    06/30/2016 11:01:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 30, 2016 | Karin McQuillan
    This election cycle is dominated by Democrat race-baiting as usual. Trump’s massively popular nationalist platform to stop illegal immigration and suspend Muslim immigration is labeled racist. What is new are perfidious Republican leaders and pundits rushing to join Democrats in their false accusation against Trump. Democrats have called every Presidential candidate for decades racist. They have to. Telling blacks that Republicans wish them ill keeps Democrats in power. They don’t care about the damage they are doing to the country and to black lives. Blacks are cannon fodder in the Democrat war for power. There is something profoundly depressing and...
  • Good Without God? Not in the Long Run

    06/30/2016 10:49:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | June 30, 2016 | Jerry Newcombe
    I see regularly the slogan from the American Humanists Association: “Good Without God.” And I think….well, maybe for a while, one can be good (before men). But only because they piggyback on the Judeo-Christian values they may have imbibed. After a while, it all fades away. The reality of that fading away now hits us daily in the news. There’s not a week that goes by without some new report of violence and mayhem. Some attacks are worse than others. Just recently, the UK’s Daily Mail referred to “lawless Paris,” in an attack on innocent people, including tourists. Their sensational...
  • Donald Trump vs. CNN: Score One for Donald

    06/30/2016 10:38:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | June 30, 2016 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- I see that CNN is calling upon the good offices of Mr. Potato Head to refute Donald Trump's evisceration of Hillary Clinton in his speech last Wednesday. Mr. Potato Head is very indignant that Peter Schweizer has written a book, "Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich," demonstrating that a pattern of corruption exists in the relationship between The Clinton Foundation and the Clinton State Department. He says that pattern of corruption does not establish the Clintons' guilt. Well, an author can only do so much....

    06/30/2016 9:38:00 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 70 replies
    OZY ^ | JUN 292016 | FIONA ZUBLINJUN
    Sixteen years. That’s how much longer the average British voter aged 65 and older will live, according to one analysis, which means that’s how long they’ll have to live with the outcome of last week’s Brexit referendum. Since older voters are estimated to have turned out in huge numbers — and voted overwhelmingly to leave the European Union — Britain’s graying generation is partly responsible for the biggest drop in the pound in decades, for the uncertainty in lives of millions of EU citizens in Britain and British citizens in the EU, and for bringing to power a group of...
  • On Trade, Trump Is an Encyclopedia of Error (Enormous Barf Alert!!!)

    06/30/2016 8:53:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 64 replies ^ | June 30, 2016 | Steve Chapman
    Donald Trump is not a professor, but for years he will be yielding insights to every student of economics. His Tuesday address on trade did a masterful job of combining antiquated fallacies with misinformation and ignorance to create an encyclopedia of error. Instructors have never had so much free help constructing their lesson plans. The vision Trump conjures is one of alluring simplicity. He promises to achieve "economic independence" by abandoning globalization, instead using American workers to produce American goods. This change, he said, would "create massive numbers of jobs" and "make America wealthy again." It's a scam, skillfully pitched...
  • Catfish, the Other Cronyism Meat?

    06/30/2016 8:44:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies ^ | June 30, 2016 | Veronique de Rugy
    Cronyism is the ugly marriage between special interest groups and politicians, which results in an abuse of the government's power to grant special privileges to a few winners -- for example, unfairly preventing competition or doling out subsidies and bailouts at the expense of taxpayers. Though cronyism is always outrageous, the way cronies go about achieving their goals is sometimes oddly funny. Case in point: the government's changing the definition of catfish to classify the fish as -- wait for it -- meat, not seafood. As Patrick Mustain reports in Scientific American, Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., included an amendment in...
  • Do Fringe Green Activists Want to Ban Energy Sanity from Democrat Platform?

    06/30/2016 8:19:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | June 30, 2016 | Calvin Beisner
    It would seem that fringe environmentalists want a total ban on sanity in 2016. The Democratic Party Platform was decidedly “green” and left-of center when it came to energy issues back in 2012, but at least it took a pragmatic “all-of-the-above” approach to developing America’s energy resources. Since then, oil and natural gas production helped lead the nation in creating jobs and greater energy security. If green groups funded by billionaire Tom Steyer’s largess have their way, that reasonable approach will disappear from the 2016 Democratic Party platform. At platform committee meetings, fringe elements’ strident demands, including a plank calling...
  • Ardent Americanism

    06/30/2016 7:57:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | June 30, 2016 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    ATLANTA -- The Fourth of July brings to mind American Flags, parades, fireworks, BBQ and, where I live, country music. If you are like me, the opening notes of the national anthem cause you to stand up, place your hand over your heart and look around for a United States flag. Tears well in your eyes, your chest swells and you are thankful to be an American. If the national anthem is followed by a rendition of Lee Greenwoods' "God Bless the USA," it can lead to swaying en masse, group hugs and tears streaming down your face. We declared...
  • Run, Don’t Walk to the Nearest Brexit

    06/30/2016 7:33:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | June 30, 2016 | Ken Blackwell
    When the people of Great Britain decided to leave the European Union it energized populist movements around the globe. Some Americans wonder if Brexit previews a Donald Trump presidency. The presumptive Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, is playing up the possibility. “Donald Trump might win—send money” is her new message. In fact, he might win. Anything is possible in American politics. He’s been able to connect with white, working class, secular voters who until now remained Democratic or stayed home. But the success of “Brexit” offers no guarantees. There are many differences between the United Kingdom and America. There’s also the...
  • The Embrace of Socialism -- Despite Its Track Record

    06/30/2016 6:53:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | June 30 | Larry Elder
    One of life's enduring mysteries is why the left -- against overwhelming evidence to the contrary -- insists on more taxation, more government spending and more government control over the private sector. Europe's socialism has, over the last several decades, generated few private sector jobs and lags in growth when compared to the United States with its comparatively lighter hand of government. What does it take to show that, good intentions aside, government bureaucrats cannot spend money as efficiently and as effectively as the people who produce the money? The most recent example is Venezuela. Hugo Chavez's handpicked successor now...
  • Martin Luther King’s ‘Dream’ Is Being Murdered While Progressives Cheer

    06/30/2016 4:52:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | June 30, 2016 | Derek Hunter
    Martin Luther King Jr.’s “dream” is dying. It’s not dying of old age or fading away because we’ve moved past it. It’s being choked to death slowly with plans to dump it in the bay. The Klan would love to claim responsibility, but it can’t. It is self-declared “social justice warriors” who are tightening their grip. The level of stupidity of the American progressive left knows no bounds. The sloppiest drunks will hit bottom and pick themselves up, but social justice warriors defy physics by continually sinking lower. On Sunday, Black Entertainment Television held its annual awards show, during which...
  • Did Obama White House bully anti-Muslim preacher?

    06/30/2016 4:41:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Fox ^ | June 29, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    There was a troubling item tucked deep inside the House Republican’s Benghazi report on Tuesday. It involves Terry Jones -- the Florida preacher who has an affinity for burning the Koran. According to the report -- the White House directed Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Martin Dempsey, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs to call Preacher Jones. There were also discussions that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton might “issue another statement to distance the United States from the Pastor Jones video.” It was one of several action items involving the Obama administration’s efforts to blame the attack on a...
  • Dr. Frankenstein Elites Created Populist Monsters

    06/30/2016 4:30:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | June 30, 2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Following the Brexit, Europe may witness even more plebiscites against the undemocratic European Union throughout the continent. The furor of ignored Europeans against their union is not just directed against rich and powerful government elites per se, or against the flood of mostly young male migrants from the war-torn Middle East. The rage also arises from the hypocrisy of a governing elite that never seems to be subject to the ramifications of its own top-down policies. The bureaucratic class that runs Europe from Brussels and Strasbourg too often lectures European voters on climate change, immigration, politically correct attitudes about diversity,...
  • The Wal-Mart Rule

    06/30/2016 4:17:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 70 replies ^ | June 30, 2016 | Mike Adams
    As a conservative criminologist, I get a lot of questions about gun ownership. People often ask me how to go about building a good firearm collection just in case things start to go south quickly. I usually respond by telling them to follow the Wal-Mart rule. It is probably the best way to make sure you are prepared when the republic finally disintegrates into utter lawlessness. The Wal-Mart rule involves three basic steps.The first step is accomplished by taking a trip to Wal-Mart to find out what kinds of ammunition they normally stock. I went to the local Wal-Mart in...
  • You Voters Have Let Us Down Again. Stupid Democracy! (Satire)

    06/30/2016 4:09:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | June 30, 2016 | Kurt Schlichter
    I don’t understand it! We super smart folks responsible for making the modern world a wonderland of peace, love, and flowers have told regular people, again and again:  “You’re stupid and you’re racist and you need to sit silently and do what we, your superiors in every way, command.” Yet they totally haven’t listened.What the hell is wrong with these people? You just can’t reason with these slack-jawed, Jesus-loving morons in the rational, dispassionate way people like us prefer! They are impervious to logical, evidence-based arguments regarding their utter unfitness to determine the course of their own lives and to...
  • IRS Scandal: No End To Lois Lerner's Lawlessness

    06/30/2016 3:14:53 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 33 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 6/29/2016 | Staff
    Justice: IRS official Lois Lerner didn't merely target conservative groups to take away their tax-free status, as first suspected, but also handed over more than a million pages of tax returns to the Justice Department. That's a crime.
  • Democrats Try To Play Politics With Zika, And It Backfires

    06/30/2016 3:11:16 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 26 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 6/29/2016 | Staff
    Public Health: So let's get this straight. The Senate votes to approve a $1.1 billion bill to fight Zika by a 52 to 48 margin. But since the Democrats filibustered the bill, that wasn't enough to get it to the floor for a vote. And we're supposed to believe this is the Republicans' fault?
  • Scrambling Liberals Don't Know Who to Blame for the Istanbul Airport Attack

    06/29/2016 4:58:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Rush ^ | June 29, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, you realize this attack in Turkey at the Ataturk airport -- by the way, Ataturk is the guy Turkey was named after. He was a big, big, powerful, mean dude, something like Frank Ataturk. I don't know what his first name was. Anyway, do you know that the guy that runs Turkey now, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, although it's not pronounced that way. I've only heard Erdogan pronounced correctly once, and I don't remember how. The guy has practically implemented Sharia law throughout Turkey. This is the point. And if he hasn't completed it yet, that's the...
  • WaPo Responds to Me, Tells Us Why Apes Aren't Evolving Into Humans

    06/29/2016 1:56:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Rush ^ | June 29, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, you may not remember this. Well, you'll remember the thrust of this. Not long ago, a gorilla made friends with... How old was the boy that fell in, 10? (interruption) Oh, that's right, 2 or 3 years old. A little boy with his mom at the Cincinnati Zoo fell into the gorilla enclosure. img src=> And Harambe -- the gorilla in residence, the head honcho for 17 years -- "made friends with the little boy", dragging him through the moat and basically protecting him. This is the story we got from the crowd. But...
  • You're Going to Be Hearing This Soon: Conservatives Make Gays Unhealthy

    06/29/2016 1:38:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Rush ^ | June 29, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: From Yahoo News, try this headline: "Survey Finds Excess Health Problems in Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals -- Gay, lesbian and bisexual individuals reported more health problems than straight men and women, in a large US survey. For the first time since its launch in 1957, the National Health Interview Survey in 2013 and 2014 included a question about sexual orientation. With nearly 69,000 participants --" Are you kidding me? Sixty-nine. (laughing) I missed that when I originally read the story. "With nearly 69,000 participants, the survey revealed that lesbian, gay and bisexual adults 'were more likely to report...
  • There's a High Probability Nate Silver Is Wrong Again About Donald Trump

    06/29/2016 1:13:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Rush ^ | June 29, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: If I've had one person send it to me I've had five people send me this idea that Nate Silver is out predicting that Trump doesn't have a chance to win the presidency. Have you seen this, Snerdley? (interruption) Well, yeah. Let me tell you something: Nate Silver used to be a god in the New York Times, and he's not a pollster. He's a renowned pollster analyst. Meaning he found algorithms and software programs and bots and all kinds of things to analyze all the data in all the polls. And what he would do is...
  • Brexit Doom and Gloom Was BS

    06/29/2016 1:03:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Rush ^ | June 29, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Did you see the stock market was up nearly 270 points yesterday? How did this happen, folks? The stock market came back, futures are up 100 points, sky isn't falling, wizards of smart said that the world's financial markets were gonna go to hell all because of the Brexit vote. Sounds familiar, doesn't it? Everything happens predictably except when the doom and gloom sets in, they want you to believe it's permanent and it's all over. And, sadly, it works. It creates cumulatively this overwhelming attitude of doom and gloom that the establishment and the left predicts...
  • When the Government Lies: TWA Flight 800

    06/29/2016 12:44:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 67 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 29, 2016 | Mark A. Hewitt
    Years ago, in another lifetime, I flew the mighty F-4S Phantom II in the jet route structure. Several times I flew high enough for the engine exhaust to condense in the minus 60°F atmosphere. At 30,000 feet, I’d look in the mirrors on the canopy bow and watch a pair of thick contrails swirl behind me, laying down a set of unmistakable tracks proving that I was no longer just turning jet fuel into jet noise but I was leaving a trail visible for all to see for miles and miles. Some people on the ground, primarily those on the...
  • Five key things to watch as Clinton email investigation grows

    06/29/2016 11:30:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Fox ^ | June 29, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    Howard Baker, then a senator from Tennessee, captured the essence of the Watergate scandal that took down the presidency of Richard M. Nixon in these simple words: “It is almost always the cover-up rather than the event that causes trouble.” Nixon resigned 42 years ago, but Baker’s words have lived on in Washington, because the impulse to conceal a misdeed is shared by politicians of every persuasion, including Hillary Clinton, who is now running for the office Nixon vacated. One irony has not been missed: In her first major job out of law school, Hillary Clinton joined the special committee,...
  • Cigarettes Are Hazardous, But Some Lawmakers Are Worse

    06/29/2016 11:13:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | June 29, 2016 | Jeff Jacoby
    IN HAWAII and California, the minimum age for buying cigarettes was raised recently to 21. Now Massachusetts lawmakers, addicted to the rush that comes from limiting other people's choices, are keen to jump on the bandwagon.A bill banning the sale of tobacco products to anyone younger than 21 — and, for good measure, making it a crime to sell cigarettes in drugstores — passed the state Senate by an overwhelming vote last month. The bill is now before a House committee; it could reach the full House for a vote in a matter of days. Soon after the Fourth of July, adults...
  • Quotas By Any Other Name

    06/29/2016 11:05:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | June 29, 2016 | Robert Knight
    Reverse discrimination is alive and well in the United States, judging by what transpired at the Supreme Court last Thursday and a bill that recently passed New York’s state assembly.In a 4 to 3 ruling, the court upheld the University of Texas’s affirmative action program to admit minorities over similarly or more qualified white applicants.Abigail Noel Fisher, who is white, had sued over her rejection in 2008.  Her case reached the Supreme Court in 2013, was remanded to the Fifth Circuit, and re-emerged this term.  Writing for the majority, Justice Kennedy denied her claim that the university’s race-conscious policy violates...
  • Let's Celebrate Britain's 2016 Declaration of Independence

    06/29/2016 10:38:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | June 28, 2016 | Austin Bay
    The British separation from the European Union of June 23, 2016 doesn't precisely replicate the American declaration of independence from the British Empire on July 4, 1776. However, Britain's 21 century rebels and their 18 century American cousins share several provocative and encouraging traits, which Americans should laud this coming July 4. Let's deal with the numbers first, and the names. Both numbers and names do relate to the rebellion. In the United Kingdom's June 23 referendum, common sense Rebels whipped Remainers -- 52 percent to 48 percent. Yes, a narrow margin. However, it is a clear win obtained in...
  • The Sunday After Brexit

    06/29/2016 10:24:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin ^ | June 29, 2016 | Terry Jeffrey
    It was off to one side of the train line but not too far away. The tower of an ancient church stood up in golden sunshine. Before it and beyond it rolled fields of brilliant green, crossed by hedgerows and accented by occasional trees. Stretching out in front of the church was a small village of solid stone houses. How old was that church? How old were those houses? How long had farmers tilled the fields around them? How long had this architecture -- this village -- stood in this rural part of England? The answers were impossible for a...
  • When Abortion Fans Let the Truth Slip out

    06/29/2016 10:02:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | June 29, 2016 | Ben Shapiro
    On Monday, the Supreme Court issued yet another politically driven leftist decision, this time over the contentious issue of abortion. The court explained that not only did the Constitution of the United States mandate that states not infringe upon the phantom right to abortion but that health regulations on abortion clinics in Texas had to be overturned if they made it less convenient for women to kill their babies at such clinics. To this decision, "The Daily Show" had but one well-considered response: "Celebrate the #SCOTUS ruling! Go knock someone up in Texas!" The right reacted without outrage; even the...
  • Renouncing ‘Christian’ Homo-hatred

    06/29/2016 9:53:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | June 29, 2016 | Michael Brown
    I’m quite aware that we will be branded haters and bigots if we simply teach that marriage is the union of one man and one woman or if we believe that kids deserve a mom and a dad. And I know only too well that if we hold to historic Judeo-Christian sexual morals, we will be vilified in the ugliest imaginable terms. No matter how gracious and respectful we are, no matter how carefully we present our views, we will be attacked, and there’s nothing we can do about that other than continuing to speak the truth in love. Some...
  • The Kumbaya Party

    06/29/2016 9:41:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin ^ | June 29, 2016 | Bob Barr
    To most people, the phrase “kill them with kindness” is an idiomatic expression about the importance of trying to win arguments not by bombast and antagonism, but through thoughtfulness and reason. It is not, however a prescription for winning a gunfight. Except, that is, for President Barack Obama. For him, it has become a central policy for defeating radical Islamic terrorists (or whatever euphemism he uses to describe these mass murderers). To Obama, radical Islamic terrorists are best dealt with through group hugs, building metaphorical bridges, and a refrain of the hippie anthem "Kumbaya." Where Ronald Reagan was guided in...
  • Why Brexit Signals a Trump Victory

    06/29/2016 8:46:47 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 88 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 29, 2016 | Edward J. Rollins
    It turns out our country is headed towards its very own Brexit. Just like the voters in the United Kingdom, Americans are fed up with a status quo that ignores their problems and constantly leaves them falling farther behind. A staggering two out of every three Americans believe America is on the wrong track. Now they’re making their voices heard. Don’t believe me? The facts speak almost as loudly as the millions of Americans who want to make America great again. One of the things that stunned the so-called experts is the huge turnout that led to Brexit. The same...