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VIDEO: Meet Mitt Romney and Family

August 31, 2012 | Filed Under Conservatives, Elections, GOP, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, President, Republicans, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

This is the touching, well-made film that was shown at the Republican convention last night. It is a great piece to introduce Mitt Romney and family to the country.


Just Some Horrid Writing at CNN.com

August 31, 2012 | Filed Under CNN, Democrats/Leftists, Government, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Usually I point out the bias and left-wing lies of CNN, but in this short post I just want to point out that CNN can offer up some really poor writing, too.

In its pre-Thursday GOP convention coverage, CNN foisted this gem on its reading public (my bold):

Republicans’ nearly singular focus on the economy took a back seat Wednesday when Sen. John McCain and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice took the stage to talk foreign policy, a topic Mitt Romney makes little mention of on the stump and that has been largely absent from the national political debate.

Apparently CNN’s writers — and it took three, count ‘em, THREE writers to put this mosh out — apparently CNN’s writers don’t have any idea what “took a back seat” even means.
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Now Even The Word ‘Chicago’ Is Racist!

August 31, 2012 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, Government, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, MSNBC, President, Race, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

In our new media era where everything said, thought, or alluded to is “racist,” we can now add the word “Chicago” to that growing-by-the-minute list of words that are now to be considered racial slurs.

Thanks to MSNBC’s resident “biggest jerk in the room,” Chris Matthews, we now know that just saying Chicago makes you a racist. Because, you know, “there’s a lot of blacks in Chicago.”

This was Chris Matthews’ proclamation as he sought to analyze the current political climate.

Chris Matthews: Yea, well let me ask you about that gentleman. What about now, is this constant barrage of assaults, saying the guy is basically playing an old game of demagoguery politics, where you take the money from the worker bees and give it to the poor people to buy votes. That’s basically what they’re charging him with. Old big-style, big-city machine of 50 years ago.

They keep saying Chicago by the way, have you noticed? They keep saying Chicago. That’s another thing that sends that message – this guy’s helping the poor people in the bad neighborhoods, screwing us in the burbs.

John Hielemann: There’s a lot of black people in Chicago

That’s right. Now you too can be a racist anytime you mention the Windy City. Chris Matthews and his smirking, self-satisfied cast of racebaiters have decreed it.
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(VIDEO) The Poster: ‘I Just Can’t Do it For Four More Years’

August 30, 2012 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Children, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Education, Elections, Government, Jobs, Liberals, President, Taxes, Unemployment, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

Video courtesy of American Crossroads.


CNN’s ‘A Team’ Rather Do Hurricane Coverage Than RNC Convention

August 30, 2012 | Filed Under CNN, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, GOP, Journalism, Media, Media Bias, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, President, Republicans, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Something interesting to note about the front half of this week’s coverage of the news over at CNN is that the network’s A team reporters — Soledad O’Brien and Anderson Cooper — have for the most part eschewed the GOP convention preferring to stand in the winds of hurricane Isaac rather than be faced with covering Republicans.

For most reporters, when they are told they are doing storm coverage, it consists of standing in the rain and winds to yell into a mic about the wrath of Mother Nature. And it’s usually considered an unwelcome assignment, too.

Think about on-site weather coverage by your local TV news station and you’ll recall that the correspondents that are standing in the wind and rain are never the A team news anchors. As the A team is always sung as a bug back at the studio, usually it’s some low ranking reporter or reporterette — the ones always doing the 100 birthday stories or the lost dog stories — that are sent out to stand in the harsh weather.

But not CNN. No, this week two of CNN’s top talents were the ones standing in the churned surf and 100-mile-per-hour winds to report about hurricane Isaac, a job usually given to reporters on the lowest rung.
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Left Said Right’s Linking Katrina to God was Terrible But Left Linking Isaac to God is Fine

August 29, 2012 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Christianity, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, George W. Bush, Government, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Morals/Sex, President, Religion, Republicans, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

In 2005 after hurricane Katrina hit the gulf coast like a sledgehammer, several folks on the right side of America’s political aisle suggested that the devastation the storm inflicted on New Orleans was somehow a punishment imposed on the city by God. Most on the right condemned the remarks. The left, of course, went apoplectic in condemnation.

But, in 2012, apparently linking the wrath of a hurricane to God was suddenly perfectly fine for Democrats and their sycophants as Isaac bore down on the Republican convention in Tampa, Florida.

As hurricane Isaac showed signs of leaving Tampa behind, the Jersey Star-Ledger proudly proclaimed that no one on the left was blaming Isaac on a vengeful God. Sadly, the Star-Ledger didn’t bother to take even a cursory look around to see if any actually did. And of course several left-wingers did link the storm to God.

To name just a few who made the connection:
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Brit Columnist: We Hated Bush But Obama’s Just as Bad

August 28, 2012 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Anti-War, Barack Obama, Britain, Communism, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, George W. Bush, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Nanny State, Newspapers, Socialism, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Left-wing, British columnist Owen Jones was not a fan of George W. Bush, it seems. While this is no surprise for as screaming a left-winger as Jones, what is a surprise is that he has decided that President Obama is no real improvement over the “repulsive” Bush.

In a recent column in The Independent, Jones went on a monotonous rant of name-calling against Bush — the same sort of nonsense with which we are all woefully familiar. All his name calling there is easily forgettable, naturally, but when he finally got that Bush Derangement Syndrome out of his system and he got to his criticism of Obama eyebrows might raise for leftists everywhere

The focus of his ire is, of course, Obama’s campaign of death from the skies as evidence in his drone program. This is a sore spot for the international left, to be sure. Carping about Obama’s drone policy has been rumbling during Obama’s whole presidency.

Interestingly Jones uses a line that rings true where it concerns the low level of grumbling that Obama has been confronted with over his use of drones. Basically, Jones notes that if Bush had done it the complaints wouldn’t be bubbling just under the surface but would be an international furor of the highest order.
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Tingles Matthews: ‘If I Were Obama, I’d Marry’ Bill Clinton

August 28, 2012 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, MSNBC, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Can MSNBC’s Chris Matthews make himself any more of a laughing stock? This slobbering sycophant doesn’t just stop with the thrill he gets up his leg at the mere sight of Barack Obama, now he’s having fantasies that if he were Obama he’d “marry” Bill Clinton!

No, we are serious.

One has to wonder why people like Mathews have any credibility at all for the childish hero worship they engage in for Democrat leaders. As Matthews sits gushing like a 12-year-old schoolgirl, moon-eyed over a crush on mere political leaders one has to wonder how his “analysis” could be possibly taken seriously by anyone.

Matthews and his fellow MSNBCers simply have no credibility whatsoever. No wonder NBC is trying so desperately to distance itself from its cable cousin. It’s a bad taint to be brushed with, isn’t it?
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Letter to the RNC – Todd Akin Controversy

August 28, 2012 | Filed Under Abortion, Chuck Busch, Conservatives, Elections, GOP, Government, Missouri, Republicans | 1 Comment

-By Chuck Busch

It is true that Todd Akin’s medical knowledge is mostly wrong about a women’s body “shutting down” in a rape situation. And Todd Akin’s reference to “legitimate” rape was truly an unfortunate choice of words. He might have been suggesting that there are variable circumstances distinguishing a “rape,” including forcible rape (“legitimate” as Rep. Akin described it), statutory rape (consensual) between an adult and a minor, and possibly those occasional uncertain cases when rape is claimed. But this is also lame by inferring that pregnancies resulting from a rape are extremely rare as though trying to mitigate the thorny problem of whether abortion is justified in such cases.

Lessons learned: 1.) Do your homework and verify your scientific facts before opening your mouth; 2.) Rehearse your lines and know your position before you do interviews;’ 3.) Be principled in your beliefs. Say what you mean and mean what you say. If you believe life begins at conception and is sacred, how often a rape situation occurs is irrelevant. A life is still a life no matter how it is conceived. 4.) Distinguish between your personal views and party platforms or current legal standard or proposed legislation. As I understand it, neither the Republican or Democrat platforms are specific about rape cases.

Nonetheless, the Republican Party is wrong to try to ostracize Rep. Akin for his misstatements regarding rape and abortion. Certainly, it is ridiculous for anyone to presume from even Rep. Todd Akin’s terrible wording, that he minimizes rape or is insensitive toward its victims, as some have declared. The Democrats appear desperate to build a whole campaign on just this one incident.
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Ad Wars: Obama’s ‘Republican’ Woman, Registered as Dem. for Last 6 Years

August 27, 2012 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, GOP, Government, Joe Biden, Liberals, President, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

One of Barack Obama’s recent ads for his re-election campaign is supposed to feature Republican women who have turned away from the GOP to support Obama/Biden. But, as it turns out, one of the women in the ad is not so “Republican” as she’s presented, having been a registered Democrat for the last 6 years — several years longer than Obama has been president.


Still Shot of Fake Obama Republican, Maria Ciano of Colorado

“People like me and my family have realized that the Republican Party once was inline with our views, but are no longer,” Ciano says in the ad.

But Maria Ciano of Colorado has been a registered Democrat since October of 2006 according to her voting records.
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Obama’s Negative Campaign Excused as ‘High Stakes of Campaign’

August 27, 2012 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Newspapers, President, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

The lengths to which the media will go to excuse the entirely negative campaign that President Obama is running seems to know no bounds. The latest is the dismissal of the interference that Obama and his minions are planning during the GOP convention. It is being excused away as if he has to engage in the negative attacks, as if some outside force is making him do it.

Not only is Barack Obama running the most all around negative campaign in many decades, he’s about to break another tradition of campaign civility.

In the past, Democrats have kept a low profile during the GOP nominating convention and when the Democrat Party held its convention, the GOP would similarly remain quiet. This was, of course, a gentlemen’s agreement each civilly allowing the other to have their moment in the spotlight.

“Traditionally, there was a kind of courtesy extended to the party having the convention — the [other] party would basically stay out of the public eye,” Ross Baker, political scientist at Rutgers University told The Hill.

But not this time. This year Obama is about to embark on a tactless, mean-spirited series of visits to Florida during the GOP convention quite despite the civil comportment of past candidates on both sides. This is a break of the protocol that has existed for decades and proves that Obama is really running a gutter campaign.
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New Insect Species Found… On Photo Sharing Website

August 26, 2012 | Filed Under Animals, Biology, Inernet, Science, Technology, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

There may be nothing new under the sun, but there appears to be at least one thing new on the Internet. Scientists have announced this year that a new bug was identified on the Internet. No, not a virus or trojan program, but a real bug. An insect, now dubbed Semachrysa jade, was discovered by an entomologist who was looking at pictures of bugs uploaded by a user of the photo sharing site Flickr.

As entomologists are wont to do, Shaun Winterton was perusing Flickr last year looking at pictures of bugs uploaded by users of the photo sharing site when he came across a photo of a bug he’d never seen before.

The photo shows a green lacewing with black lines and shimmering blue spots on its wings. Winterton, a senior entomologist at the California Department of Food and Agriculture, says that this coloration has never been seen before on a lacewing.

Winterton sent the photo to several bug-loving colleagues of his quizzing them if they had ever seen the insect. Turns out none of them had. Winterton had found a bug unknown to science and on the Internet of all places.
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CNN’s Important GOP Convention News: Strippers Readying for Convention

August 25, 2012 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, CNN, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, Family, Florida, GOP, Government, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, President, Republicans, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

CNN has a habit of getting to the real meat of a story, finding all the most important angles, and its coverage of the GOP convention is no exception. CNN has a reputation to burnish by finding only the most important convention stories and with its latest story about how an important sector of Tampa is readying for the convention, it appears the cable channel really is at its hard hitting best. What important sector is under the CNN microscope? Tampa’s strip clubs, naturally.

Of all the important stories that CNN could pick to investigate, strip clubs is where the venerable “news” leader goes?

CNN’s opening paragraph really goes for the salacious right off the bat, too.

Go-Go and Ezili are dancing cheek to cheek on a Friday night. That is to say they’re spinning, glute to glute, on a polished chrome pole at a strip club.

Really? Dancing “glute to glute”?

Did someone let the TMZ or National Enquirer editors into the CNN newsroom?
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National ID Card? First Stop Giving Inducements to Law Breaking

August 25, 2012 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Communism, Congress, Constitution, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Government, Liberals, Nanny State, Rights, Socialism, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Syndicated columnist Jonah Goldberg recently wrote a piece headlined, Arizona, immigration and the welfare state, in which he ruminated on the state’s never-ending desire to track its citizens, sometimes resulting in the implementation of a national ID card. Goldberg is, of course, against a national ID and laments that our government “bequeaths so many benefits” to citizens and non-citizens alike which might require such an effort.

Naturally the proper solution, the best way to prevent a national ID card, is to be rid of the “liberal welfare state,” the Tyranny of Clichés author notes.

After a summation of the history of intrusive, overbearing statism, Goldberg says that most conservatives aren’t necessarily against “large-scale immigration,” but the Arizona law reveals a serious flaw in our country nonetheless. He concludes with the following:
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The Free Press Act: A Proposal to Reinvigorate Our Freedom of Speech

August 24, 2012 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Bill of Rights, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Free Speech, Freedom, Journalism, Law, Liberals, Liberty, Media, Media Bias, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

In this day of mounting threats to our freedoms it is time to reinvigorate our Bill of Rights and so Senator John Kyl (R, AZ) has introduced S. 3493, The Free Press Act. This bill aims to prevent nuisance lawsuits meant only to quash freedom of speech, to stop the intimidation of journalists, bloggers, and those testifying before government.

One would have hoped that such a bill would be unnecessary, but in our day of increasing attacks on freedom of speech perhaps the time has come to reaffirm and remind us all of the legacy our founders left to us.

The biggest development overseas in the campaign to eliminate free speech and freedom of the press has been the constant use of defamation lawsuits to silence the sort of speech certain parties are not fond of. These barrage attacks are often called “lawfare” and, sadly, they have come to our shores, as well.

In our system these attacks on free speech are called “SLAPP lawsuits.” These lawsuits come in two varieties, one against people who testify before government committees or in hearings and, two, increasingly against people who write opinion editorials or news reports. This could also apply easily to bloggers.
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Detached ‘Journalist’ Accidentally Admits He’s Part of Obama Chorus

August 24, 2012 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, MSNBC, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Most “journalists” like to pretend they are separate from mere politics, but apparently MSNBC’s uni-named Touré doesn’t. He seems to assume he isn’t merely observing and reporting on President Obama, but is part of Obama’s team. We might assume this by his on-air Freudian slip delivered to us on Wednesday, August 22.

On MSNBC’s The Cycle, Touré made a telling mistake while disgorging his usual Obama talking points. During the discussion, Touré said that “we” had “succeeded in defining Romney early.”

“We,” Touré? Who’s we?

The discussion had turned to the political ads for this campaign cycle when Touré spoke up saying (my bold):

I mean, there’s only 24 hours in a day, Krystal, so even if you unleashed a billion dollars of ads in October, you can’t run 25 hours. But I mean we have – or the Obama campaign has – succeeded in, or attempted to succeed in, defining Romney early when Romney was undefined for many voters. So, I mean, that perhaps would be a value of June, July advertising, right?

Apparently Touré imagines himself to be part of the Obama flack machine whose job is to destroy Mitt Romney and now his veep pick, Paul Ryan. So much for being a detached journalist merely reporting on the news. Touré apparently is a partisan member of team Obama as opposed to any sort of journalist.
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George Orwell Statue ‘Too Left-Wing’ Says… BBC?

August 24, 2012 | Filed Under BBC, Britain, Communism, Democrats/Leftists, Government, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Socialism, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Apparently the most left-wing, government-supported media conglomerate in all of the British Empire, The British Broadcasting Corporation, has refused permission to place a statue of George Orwell at its new facilities in London. Why? Because George Orwell, famed as the author of novels Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four, is “too left-wing” for the Beeb.

Upon reporting the news, The Telegraph was a bit taken aback by BBC Chief Mark Thompson’s proclamation that one of Britain’s most famous modern authors is unsuitable to represent the broadcaster. After all, the BBC is considered a bit left-wing itself.

“Mr Thompson’s remark will surprise critics of the BBC, who have long accused the corporation of liberal bias,” The Telegraph dryly says.

Apparently, BBC head Thompson passed this judgment on Orwell, whose real name was Eric Arthur Blair, while at a BBC reception earlier this year. Thompson was cornered by Baroness Joan Bakewell, a supporter of the statue, and pressed on erecting a statue to the famous author and journalist. But the Beeb director instantly dismissed the idea saying, “Oh no, Joan, we can’t possibly. It’s far too Left-wing an idea.”

The decision seems to be set in stone for now as it has been confirmed that the BBC has officially nixed the idea of an Orwell statue.
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William Kelly’s ‘America’s Instant Townhall’ TV Series Debuts on ION‏ Newtwork

August 23, 2012 | Filed Under Entertainment, TV, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

NOTICE: Hey, folks, I’m going to be on a TV show…

Watch for the premiere of “America’s Instant Townhall” with William Kelly on ION Networks this fall. “America’s Instant Townhall” is a new weekly public affairs program on the most important topics of the day.

First Episode, Friday August 24th!

From feature stories to special townhall editions, “America’s Instant Townhall” is the pulse point for the new American conversation.

“‘When it comes to freedom of speech, nothing should be off the table,” says Executive Producer William J. Kelly. “‘America’s Instant Townhall’ is filling a much-needed void in the news industry by providing a forum for tough and honest discussion of the issues facing every American household.”

On the debut episode, famed defense attorney Joel Brodsky and his client LaFerena Batchelor discuss their controversial Second Amendment case in Chicago. Constitutional expert Chad Kent and Publius Forum’s Warner Todd Huston weigh-in.

The preview run of the show features a series of special townhall episodes with host William Kelly discussing issues Americans care about with a live studio audience and a panel of experts.

From Emmy award-winning producer and conservative DC political columnist William J. Kelly leaves no stone unturned as he tackles the critical issues of the day.

Premieres Friday August 24th at 10:30 AM CST/CDT. Check your local listings.


Bob Is A Racist

August 23, 2012 | Filed Under Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Humor, Liberals, Race, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

Black And Right helps us learn what is and what is not racist…

Sadly, not a single liberal in the country will understand this video.


Frmr Sec of State Madeleine Albright Says Her Bush Hate Lasts Forever

August 23, 2012 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, George W. Bush, Government, Liberals, President, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Obama-pushing former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright has at last revealed when Obama will stop blaming George W. Bush for every ill of our day. Never! At least that is what she told attendees at an Obama rally in Highlands Ranch, Colorado this week.

Albright was speaking to a small audience of Obama supporters and she thought it might be amusing to relay an encounter she had at a previous appearance were a man tired of the blame game confronted her on her Bush Derangement Syndrome. He asked her “how long are you people going to blame the previous administration” for everything?

Albright’s reply was telling.

I guess we can say Albright, has gone all Moby Dick on us with her own rendition of, “to the last I grapple with thee; from hell’s heart I stab at thee; for hate’s sake I spit my last breath at thee.”

But what we see here is the Obama administration’s total refusal to take responsibility for its own actions. No matter what, Obama intends to stick with the blame game, refusing to address the actual issues before the American people. If you are one of those “moderates” that claim you are sick of the vitriol in politics, see this as confirmation that Barack Obama has no intention of putting the brakes on this sort of negative politics.
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Left Media Says Augusta National Let the Wrong Kind of Women Into Their Club

August 23, 2012 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Race, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Once again we get the hypocrites on the left claiming that conservative women aren’t real women after the decision by Augusta National Golf Club to accept Condoleezza Rice and South Carolina billionaire Darla Moore as their first female members.

On August 20, The Nation magazine, a left-wing staple, engaged in dehumanizing, or at least de-womanizing, Condi Rice and Mrs. Moore after it was announced that they were each honored with Augusta’s two first memberships to women, a decision which broke the club’s long-standing rule against allowing female members.

In a shallow piece of politics-based femicide, Dave Zirin discounted Rice’s membership into Augusta as any sort of victory for women.

“Please forgive me if I don’t join the chorus of cheers,” Zirin carped. “Rice and Moore are not twenty-first-century Jackie Robinsons, and their acceptance into this bastion of exclusion has nothing to do with women’s liberation and is utterly disconnected from the reality of daily life for millions of American women.”
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Obama Stimulus Bucks Paid for Advertising on MSNBC

August 23, 2012 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Budget, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Government, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, MSNBC, President, Stimulus, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Jim McElhatton of the Washington Times has revealed that in 2009 Obama’s Dept. of Labor used Obama stimulus bucks to fund advertising on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann shows.

We all thought the stimulus was a failure but I guess Obama really did stimulate someone’s economy.

The advertisements were created to flog Obama’s so-called “green training” job programs and were handled by the PR firm McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations LLC at a cost of $495,000 to the taxpayers.

Two video ads ran for two months, 14 times a week in 2009 during Countdown With Keith Olbermann and The Rachel Maddow Show.

In a joint email statement to The Times from two Labor Department spokesmen, David Roberts and Michael Volpe, officials said the money was used for outreach efforts to raise awareness among potential employers about the Job Corps’ green training in career areas, including automotive, advanced manufacturing and solar-panel installation.

Records seem to show that the number of jobs created with the program was zero. Nadda. The big goose egg.
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Obama Programming Media to His Favor

August 23, 2012 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Censorship, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, Government, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, President, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Obama threw the White House press corps a bone on Monday by appearing for 20 some minutes and taking a grand total of four questions from those members of the Old Media whose official job is to report from the White House.

This means that the President has taken about six serious questions from the press since June. But this doesn’t mean he’s taken no other questions from the press. Unfortunately, the questions he has taken have not been from a free and open press but have been pre-programmed by The One himself.

While ducking the supposed serious reporters in the clubby WH press corps Obama has been on a whirlwind tour of morning zoo radio shows, entertainment media like Entertainment Tonight, and has allowed puffball interviews from down-the-line, local media outlets where he is sure no serious questions will be asked.

Why is he sure he’ll face no serious questions? Because he has forced each and every one of these “interviewers” to stick to pre-approved questions that he wrote for them himself. Worse, those puffballers aren’t even trying to pretend that they are conducting serious interviews, fully admitting that the White House programmed their face time with the President.
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The Atlantic Wants to Kill Boy Scouts Like Rabid Dogs

August 22, 2012 | Filed Under 1st Amendment, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, The Atlantic, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Remember how the far left in America has said since the rise of the Tea Party that the right is awash in “violent rhetoric”? Does the left, though, think that it might be a tad “violent” to propose killing the Boy Scouts like one would kill a rabid dog? Because that is what a columnist for The Atlantic has proposed.

James Hamblin, the magazine’s health editor, proclaimed his desire to kill Boy Scouts based on his distaste for their recently re-affirmed policy of refusing to admit openly gay members. Hamblin obviously feels totally justified in using violent, even hateful rhetoric to attack the Boy Scouts merely because he disagrees with them.

Boy Scouts is an organization that was and is so close to being great. Remember when they had to put Old Yeller down because he got rabies? It’s not like he was a bad dog, but he got a brain infection and he tried to eat Travis

Apparently the First Amendment only applies if you agree with gays?

It should be noted that Hamblin posted his desire to kill Boy Scouts the day after another gay activist tried to do just that, kill people with whom he disagrees. Hamblin posted his hatemongering screed the day after a gay activist entered the Washington DC headquarters of the Family Research Council intent on mass murder.

Hamblin next went on a hyperbolic trip of accusations that the Scout’s policy will “cause.”
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Ryanitis: Dowd Loses Her Delicately Balanced Mind in Ryan Fearmongering

August 22, 2012 | Filed Under Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Government, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, President, Republicans, The New York Times, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Usually I don’t write much about wholly meaningless people, but on Saturday, August 18, New York Times screedist Maureen Dowd turned in a particularly unhinged performance that just screams to be discussed. It might also scream that MoDowd’s Ryanitis is at such an advanced case of virulence that she might just need professional help to get over it.

MoDowd begins her piece discussing the prescient, important political theories of that highly consequential “metal rap guitarist,” Tom Morello. You may know — or you may not care — that Mr. Morello is part of the band Rage Against The Machine, a group that has been so vital on the music scene that they haven’t put out an album since the year 2000. I guess they are still hiding from the coming millennial bug that is sure to destroy the world as we know it.

Anyway, Mo quotes Mr. Morello’s hatred for all things Paul Ryan and Republican as if the opinion of yet another extremist, left-wing “entertainer” is something of note, but she soon abandons Morello’s ramblings to ramble on a bit herself.

What seems to get Mo’s inner goat the most appears to be that Romney’s pick of Paul Ryan has excited the conservative base. Apparently she finds this approval appalling. But appalling or no, she has time to put on her pop psychologist’s hat and imagine she can peer into the brains of every GOP presidential and vice presidential coupling since George H.W. Bush and has come to the conclusion that Ryan “looks like a bonus Romney son.”

Deep, eh?
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Fareed Zakaria Explains Himself

August 22, 2012 | Filed Under CNN, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Time Magazine, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Now that his plagiarism tribulations are over, TIME and CNN correspondent Fareed Zakaria has made a few new promises in order to prevent such a mess in the future, the chief of which is he’ll scale back some of his workload.

One of the accusations that was made against Zakaria was that he must have been employing interns to actually write his vast volume of works. It was said that Zakaria must have merely affixed his name to the work of underlings and published them as his own. He must have a ghostwriter and this was the main cause of the plagiarism. But Zakaria refutes that charge.

Zakaria says that he has never had an assistant write a column in 25 years and he’d only begun using a research assistant in the last year. No, the original plagiarism — that of lifting a whole segment of Jill Lepore’s work from an April issue of The New Yorker — was, indeed, his own mistake.

The mistake, he said, occurred when he confused the notes he had taken about Ms. Lepore’s article — he said he often writes his research in longhand — with notes taken from “Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America,” by Adam Winkler (W.W. Norton, 2011), a copy of which was on his desk at his CNN office.

To prevent such “confusion” in the future, Zakaria promises to reduce his arduous schedule a bit, saying: “Other things will have to go away. There’s got to be some stripping down.”
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Gary Hart Predicts Obama in a Landslide

August 21, 2012 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Government, Huffington Post, Joe Biden, Journalism, Liberals, Media Bias, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, Politicians, President, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

One-time presidential hopeful Gary Hart recently penned a blog post at Huffington Post predicting that if the coming presidential election is decided on “the economy stupid,” it “won’t even be close.” It’ll be Obama/Biden in a landslide.

Hart notes, and correctly, that the economy is quite intertwined with foreign policy these days due to globalization. Considering the interconnectedness of economic and foreign policy, Hart says, Obama/Biden have the greater experience.

Should President Obama have had a successful foreign policy doctrine and would that Vice President Biden been an able and vital partner in such a policy, Hart might be correct. Unfortunately, few foreign policy experts see a successful Obama foreign policy regime much less any sort of scheme that could even be called the “Obama Doctrine” of foreign policy.

“Leading from behind,” if you will, is not a successful foreign policy doctrine. But Hart is sure that because Obama grew up in Indonesia he better understands the “international set of complex networks” that is our world today.
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Apologize! Boston Globe Slams VP Biden Over ‘Chains’ Remark

August 21, 2012 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Boston, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, Government, Joe Biden, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Newspapers, President, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Last week the talk of the news cycle centered on yet another “gaffe” by Vice President Joe Biden. In front of an audience half filled with African Americans Biden made the outrageous claim that Republicans want to put blacks “back in chains.” Many left-wingers and Democrats rushed out to defend Biden’s idiocy, but this weekend the Boston Globe parted company with defenders and demanded that Biden apologize for his remarks.

One of the untenable claims that Democrats are using to try and excuse Biden’s comments is that the audience in Danville, Virginia didn’t have many blacks in it. Therefore, Biden lapsing into black dialect and saying Mitt Romney wants to put “ya’all back in chains” surely wasn’t an example of Biden talking to blacks. But it its very first paragraph, the Globe demolishes that faux fact saying that Biden was addressing a crowd made up of “hundreds of African Americans.”

The Globe is correct on that point. Video of the event does show that the audience was about half African American.
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Rolling Stone Editor: Come On, Everybody ‘Gets’ Biden!

August 21, 2012 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Joe Biden, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, President, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Eric Bates, the executive editor of the scintillating, intellectual journal Rolling Stone, wants us to just forget about worrying over Vice President Joe Biden’s constant gaffes. We all “get” Joe, he says, so let’s just ignore his long trail of mistakes and idiotic statements.

That is what Bates said from the discussion panel on the August 15 broadcast of MSNBC’s Now With Alex Wagner when Biden’s “put ya’all back in chains” comment was brought up for discussion.

Bates tried to wave off Biden’s gaffe and instead turned the whole thing around on Mitt Romney as if he was the one at fault here.

I think it’s going to blow over pretty quickly, so I don’t think we will have to do much to get past it. I think Romney’s response, even the rhetoric of his response, is interesting. He called the Obama administration angry and desperate. Well, you can call Obama a lot of things. Angry isn’t one that comes to mind very often, and I think a lot of his own supporters would like to see President Obama more angry than he is. Desperate? If you want a sign of desperation, latching on to something Joe Biden says, as evidence of anything, that’s an act of desperation.

Bates went on to dismiss Biden’s constant stream of foot-in-mouth moments with an “aw, that’s just Joe” explanation.
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Obama’s Constant BS About Thomas Jefferson and Islam

August 20, 2012 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, History, Islam, Koran, Liberals, President, Religion, Thomas Jefferson, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Every year he’s been in office, President Obama has hosted an “iftar dinner” to honor Islam in the White House. The President has also each time led his speech with the outlandish nonsense that Thomas Jefferson held the “first iftar dinner” in the White House. And every time it’s been utter hogwash. This year’s speech was no different in that respect.

For the 2012 iftar dinner celebration. Obama said the following:

As I’ve noted before, Thomas Jefferson once held a sunset dinner here with an envoy from Tunisia — perhaps the first Iftar at the White House, more than 200 years ago. And some of you, as you arrived tonight, may have seen our special display, courtesy of our friends at the Library of Congress — the Koran that belonged to Thomas Jefferson. And that’s a reminder, along with the generations of patriotic Muslims in America, that Islam — like so many faiths — is part of our national story.

This year’s reference to Jefferson’s so-called iftar dinner is at least a step closer to reality in that Obama said it was “perhaps the first iftar at the White House.” In the past, he was less equivocal. In 2010, for instance, Obama said it was the first iftar dinner.
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