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  • Nipping a Legal Problem in the Bud

    05/27/2017 6:49:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | May 27, 2017 | Paul Driessen
    One of my recent articles predicted that the Fish & Wildlife Service’s endangered species designation for the rusty patched bumblebee would lead to its being used to delay or block construction projects and pesticide use on hundreds of millions of acres of US farmland. The abuses have already begun. Projects in Minnesota and elsewhere have been delayed, while people tried to ascertain that no bees were actually nesting in the areas. Now a federal district court judge has ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency failed to consult with the FWS before approving 59 products containing neonicotinoid pesticides that are used...
  • Body-Slammed: Another Democratic Knockdown in Big Sky Montana

    05/27/2017 5:25:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 27, 2017 | Arthur Schaper
    There is nothing like watching your worst enemies go down for the count … again and again. And again. Gianforte’s gigantic victory was heart-warming and invigorating. But honestly, I was worried about the Big Sky State’s special election for the at-large seat, since the Democratic-Republican rumblings in this state are more diverse than most people realize. Since 2006, Two Democratic US Senators represented this rural, conservative-leaning state. Who can forget Max Baucus, who had unwisely announced that Obamacare was turning into a “trainwreck” heading right toward the American people? Baucus played the right cards throughout his overextended tenure, but with...
  • Pope Frowns When Meeting President Trump—Smiles with Delight

    05/27/2017 5:10:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 27, 2017 | Humberto Fontova
    Pictures going viral this week show a smiling President Trump and a glum Pope Francis meeting in the Vatican. The mainstream media and pinko talk-show hosts are having a ball with the picture. Consequently, some Trump supporters are jerking their knees, claiming any discord between President Trump and Pope Francis qualifies as yet another form of “fake news!” The Trump press agency known as Breitbart.com, for instance, claims all was hunky-dory at the Vatican where Pope Francis was actually delighted to meet Trump. They even scrounged up a picture where --in sharp contrast to the ones going viral-- the...
  • To the Mayor of Manchester: The Suicide Bomber Was a Muslim

    05/27/2017 4:47:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 27, 2017 | Michael Brown
    In the aftermath of the horrific suicide bombing, the mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, wanted to make one thing perfectly clear. The man who blew himself was a terrorist, not a Muslim. To quote him directly, “The message that I would want to get over – and this is how the vast majority of people feel – this man was a terrorist, not a Muslim.”Mr. Burnham, with all respect to the pain your community is experiencing, and with full recognition of your desire to unite your people, you are terribly wrong. Dead wrong. The suicide bomber was a terrorist...
  • How Liberal Short-Term Thinking Is Destroying America

    05/27/2017 4:21:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 27, 2017 | John Hawkins
    "We are living in an interminable succession of absurdities imposed by the myopic logic of short-term thinking." -- Jacques Cousteau“Facts don’t care about your feelings.” – Ben ShapiroLike a crack addict who can’t seem to think about anything other than his next fix, liberals can’t seem to think about anything but spewing their emotions at the world. They may be reflexively saying something that makes them feel compassionate, outraged, sensitive or angry, but liberals usually seem to be caught in the grip of some strong emotion.Of course, it goes without saying that emotion unmoored from logic produces a lot of...
  • Nets Hype Kushner ‘Under Scrutiny,’ Then Admit He’s Not Accused of Anything

    05/26/2017 3:44:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | May 26, 2017 | Kyle Drennen
    On Friday, all three network morning shows began with anchors breathlessly declaring that President Trump’s son-in-law and White House adviser Jared Kushner was “under scrutiny” in the FBI’s Russia investigation. However, after offering the screaming salacious headlines, each broadcast quietly admitted that Kushner was not the target of the investigation nor was he accused of any wrongdoing. Opening NBC’s Today, co-host Matt Lauer hyped: “Under scrutiny, President Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, now part of the FBI’s Russia investigation.” Minutes later, fellow co-host Savannah Guthrie promised viewers there was “fresh turmoil facing the Trump administration.” Correspondent Peter Alexander further sensationalized the...
  • Russians Hack Hillary Speech, Cause Coughing Fit!

    05/26/2017 2:05:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 26, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Mrs. Clinton, Hillary Clinton has come out of her wine cellar and has shown up at Wellesley in order to deliver the commencement speech today. And I swear the Russians have hacked her. Listen to this. She opened up, she’s got this humongous coughing spasm that she can’t stop. Clinton has coughing bout at Wellesley HILLARY: You know, (cough) four years ago, maybe a little more or less (coughing) for some of you. I need a lozenge. AUDIENCE: (laughing) HILLARY: (coughing) Thank you. I told the trustees I was sitting with after hearing Tala’s speech, I didn’t think I...
  • Mukasey and Dershowitz Nuke the Fake News Hit on Jared Kushner

    05/26/2017 1:53:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 26, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Okay. It’s Open Line Friday, and I’m gonna get to the phones in the next segment. There’s real not enough time here to be fair with anybody, and there’s nobody up there I want to be unfair with, so we will wait. I just want to give you examples, again, of what I was just talking about. There isn’t a shred of evidence, there’s not a morsel of evidence for anything being alleged. Now, you might say, “Rush, there has to be. All this coverage.” I’m telling you, there isn’t. There isn’t a shred of evidence. They don’t have...
  • Translating Mark Zuckerberg’s Speech to the Graduates

    05/26/2017 1:37:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 26, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook — you know, he dropped out of Harvard. He was at Harvard. He dropped out of there because Facebook took off. So he went out to California and did what he did to build Facebook up. So he went back, went back to Cambridge, Massachusetts, yesterday to do the commencement address. Are you ready for this? The 366 commencement. You want to know why this country is so screwed up? Because there have been 366 graduating classes from this place. The country’s not that old. The country’s 230-some-odd years old, 366 graduating classes,...
  • Montana: Dems Spin Another Loss as a Win

    05/26/2017 12:14:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 26, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Let’s go to the election in Montana, because this last night, I didn’t see this on TV. I’m following the results, and I’m checking various things. And I see that Nate Silver sent a tweet out that said that if Gianforte, if the Republicans don’t win Montana by at least eight points, then it’s good news for the Democrats. So the Democrats losing by four points, five points, six points, seven point, great, great news; the Democrats need to celebrate it. It’s great news. The Democrats have yet to win a special election this year. They thought that they...
  • Study: Physically Weak Men More Likely to Be Socialists

    05/26/2017 11:48:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 26, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: This is a story resulting from a research study at Brunel University in London. “Physically Weak Men More Likely to Be Socialists.” (laughing) What timing! I said, “This is a godsend.” It is a woman that’s writing the story here. “Surprise, surprise. Men who are physically weak are more likely to favor socialist policies. An academic study from researchers at Brunel University London assessed 171 men, looking at their height, weight, overall physical strength and bicep circumference, along with their views on redistribution of wealth and income inequality. “The study, published in the Evolution and Human Behavior journal,” one...
  • Fake News: Nets Push Myth of Trump Spending “Cuts”

    05/26/2017 11:22:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | May 26, 2017 | Rich Noyes
    >In covering the President’s proposed budget this week, network reporters unanimously claimed it “cut” or even “slashed” federal spending. An MRC analysis of ABC, CBS and NBC morning and evening news coverage since Monday (May 22) finds that not a single reporter ever told viewers that overall federal spending would actually RISE under President Trump’s planned budget — just not as much as forecast under the budget baseline Trump inherited from President Obama back in January. In 13 news stories from May 22 to May 25, network journalists made 30 references to “cuts” in federal spending, either referring to specific...
  • Congress, be bold on Obamacare. It's what you're there for.

    05/26/2017 10:05:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 26, 2017 | By Washington Examiner
    The moment the Congressional Budget Office released its score of the Obamacare repeal bill passed recently by the house, hysterical partisan voices began their hue and cry. Under this baneful new reform, headlines wailed, "23 million would lose health coverage." That isn't actually what the nonpartisan CBO's report said. But politicians and activists know a powerful rhetorical point when they see it. And there's great danger when such a potent point can be made that all resolve to do something necessary will collapse into a puddle of political cowardice.Lawmakers should not allow alarmism to distract their attention. Obamacare is shredding...
  • Unadulterated Evil: Remembering Manchester

    05/26/2017 9:19:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | May 26, 2017 | Eileen F. Toplansky
    In The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky, radical evil is described in the following fashion: By the way, a Bulgarian . . . told me about the crimes committed by Turks and Circassians in all parts of Bulgaria[.] They burn villages, murder, outrage women and children, they nail their prisoners by the ears to the fences, leave them so till morning, and in the morning they hang them all – all sorts of things you can't imagine. People talk sometimes of bestial cruelty, but that's a great injustice and insult to the beasts; a beast can never be so cruel...
  • Arafat duped Clinton. Will Abbas dupe Trump?

    05/26/2017 8:57:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | May 26, 2017 | Dan Calic
    Will President Trump achieve the impossible breakthrough his predecessors were unable to accomplish? Or, like his predecessors, will he fall victim to two-faced Arab Palestinian leadership? Let's not forget how hard President Bill Clinton tried to forge an agreement between Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak and PLO founder Yasser Arafat during the Camp David ll negotiations in 2000. Prior to negotiations, Arafat was all smiles and sounded committed to peace between the Arab Palestinians and Israel. Negotiations dragged on and on. Barak provided Arafat with an incredible offer, which would have placed Israeli security at great risk: virtually 100% of...
  • The Devil in One Generation

    05/26/2017 8:24:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | May 26, 2017 | Jeremy Meister
    As I write this, there is a crowd outside the house of FCC commissioner Pai. His crime? He is returning control of the internet to internet service providers (ISPs). The Obama administration enacted "Net Neutrality" in defiance of a Supreme Court decision. In essence, Barack Obama seized ISP property because the ISPs weren't serving the public interest. This was exactly how socialist revolutionary Benito Mussolini defined Fascism: a system where citizens own private property so long as they serve the public interest. Churchill said Fascism would take root in the West under the guise of anti-Fascism, but I digress. My...
  • Trump's Harsh Message Worth Sending

    05/26/2017 7:53:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 26, 2017 | Suzanne Fields
    Just when everyone here was deep in preoccupation with partisan fantasy over whether President Donald Trump should be impeached or removed by the 25th Amendment, he changed the subject. Presidents can do that. He flew to Saudi Arabia to introduce himself to the assembled leaders of the region -- more than 50 of them -- as "a representative of the American people, to deliver a message of friendship and hope." Boilerplate diplomatic language or not, and even if interrupted by the continued din of media snarling and sniping back home, it was a refreshing change. The Trump scandals, real...
  • Turnaround at the VA:

    05/26/2017 6:51:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 26, 2017 | Dan Celia
    A few months back, I wrote an article for Townhall.com about the Veterans Administration. In light of Memorial Day, I thought it would be a great idea to revisit the VA and some of the developments that have transpired since then. At first, I was not a fan of Secretary David Shulkin. One of three Trump appointees that I questioned, I felt he had made it a point to be somewhat of a career politician. I believed what we needed in that position was not an Obama-holdover appointee, but a businessman who specialized in turning around organizations. I have to...
  • Not “Crazy,” Not “Cowards,” Not “Senseless,” Not “Lone Wolves”

    05/26/2017 6:24:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 26, 2017 | Joseph Bilello
    Perhaps the most egregious example of the insane and poisonous nature of political correctness is on display in the aftermath of nearly every radical Islamic terror attack that is carried out in the West. Many of our elected leaders, law enforcement and members of the media assure us that they will spare no effort in getting to the bottom of the motives behind the heinous attack…..after essentially ruling out the only motives for the attack.The apparent European approach to dealing with the epidemic of radical Islamic terror is as follows:Wait for a terror attack - condemn it with standard talking...
  • After the Confederates, Who's Next?

    05/26/2017 5:48:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 26, 2017 | Pat Buchanan
    On Sept. 1, 1864, Union forces under Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman, victorious at Jonesborough, burned Atlanta and began the March to the Sea where Sherman's troops looted and pillaged farms and towns all along the 300-mile road to Savannah. Captured in the Confederate defeat at Jonesborough was William Martin Buchanan of Okolona, Mississippi, who was transferred by rail to the Union POW stockade at Camp Douglas, Illinois. By the standards of modernity, my great-grandfather, fighting to prevent the torching of Georgia's capital, was engaged in a criminal and immoral cause. And "Uncle Billy" Sherman was a liberator. Under President Grant,...