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TN Lawmakers Demand UofT Dump Sex Week or Face Defunding

March 23, 2013 | Filed Under Budget, Children, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Education, Ethics, Liberals, Progressives, Sex Offenders/Rape, Taxes, Tennessee, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


TN Lawmakers Demand UofT Dump Sex Week or Face Defunding

-By Warner Todd Huston

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville agreed to fund its first “Sex Week” to the tune of $20,000 of university funds but a group of Tennessee lawmakers demanded that the school put an end to the event or face losing state funding.

The event is scheduled for April 7 through 12, and sponsors even set up a Facebook page to urge on UofT students to join the event.

“Sex is big. Sex is everything. Sex is coming to UTK in 2013 for a WHOLE WEEK! Sex, Sexuality, Relationships, Gender!,” the hosts said of their event.

But State Sen. Stacey Campfield was not amused by the carnal carnival. He told Fox News, “We should be teaching these children what is important to learn so they can get jobs.”
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Pamela Geller’s ‘Uninvited’ Panel Presentation an Attack on ‘Stealth Jihad’

March 22, 2013 | Filed Under al Qaeda, Anti-Americanism, Anti-Semitism, CAIR, CPAC, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Hamas, Hezbollah, Islam, Islamofascism, Jews, Koran, Liberals, Muslim Brotherhood, PCism, Progressives, Religion, Sharia, Society/Culture, Taliban, Terrorism, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Pamela Geller’s ‘Uninvited’ Panel Presentation an Attack on ‘Stealth Jihad’

-By Warner Todd Huston

Famed anti-jihad activist Pamela Geller made a splash with her appearance at the special Breitbart breakout panel, “The Uninvited,” at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).

In true Breitbart fashion, Breitbart News–itself a sponsor of the 2013 CPAC–held its own panel and stocked it with some of those voices that were systematically prevented from officially speaking at the conservative event. Seeking to engage with voices beyond those approved by both the Old Media and the GOP establishment, Breitbart News sponsored “The Uninvited,” a panel featuring topics, experts, and personalities that were absent from CPAC this year.

Of the many outspoken guests, Pamela Geller has a record of raising the hackles of the liberal media and even some on the right that are squeamish of her topics and her command of the facts. Geller didn’t disappoint, either, when it came for her time to speak out that Saturday afternoon.

“Truth is the new hate speech,” Geller proclaimed. She went on to warn the audience of a “stealth jihad” that was being waged against free speech right here in America; a war meant to silence any dissent against sharia law and radical Islam. Geller was incensed noting that this stealth jihad is even being waged on behalf of radical Islam by the American right. She was sad to note that the right is too afraid to speak out for fear of being labeled Islamophobic.

All this, Geller hinted, is one of the reasons she had been barred from being part of the CPAC schedule. She went on to criticize CPAC for silencing this subject matter, something she called a crime.
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Columbia Journalism School Tuition Costs a Whopping $83,884 A Year

March 22, 2013 | Filed Under Democrats/Leftists, Education, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Columbia Journalism School Tuition Costs a Whopping $83,884 A Year

-By Warner Todd Huston

The median income for a journalist these days is around $34,000 annually and starting pay is often in the $25,000 range. But if a budding journalist takes his education at the Columbia School of Journalism, he’ll pay a whopping $84,884 for his one-year Master of Science j-school degree, far more than he’ll make in his first few decades as a working journalist.

This shocking tuition cost was reported recently in a story on the elevation of journalist Steve Coll to the position of dean of  Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism. According to the report, Coll is “concerned” by the exorbitant costs.

“I want to assess our model and look at the value proposition for students — that’s the first priority of any dean at a school like this,” the newly minted dean said.
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Reno’s KJFK : Another Left Wing Talk Station Goes Dark

March 22, 2013 | Filed Under Democrats/Leftists, Entertainment, Government, Liberals, Progressives, Talk Radio, Warner Todd Huston | 1 Comment

-By Warner Todd Huston

Another in a long line of left-wing radio stations is going dark. KJFK of Reno, Nevada, will cease broadcasting after 8 years as a progressive talk radio station.

In a statement published on its website, KJFK–touted as “AM with IQ”–stayed on the air through the 2012 General Election despite operating “at a loss of thousands of dollars a month.”

Despite a “passionate audience,” KJFK claims that it was “never able to generate the revenue necessary to sustain” itself, and “simply cannot absorb the financial loss any longer.” Apparently “passion” doesn’t pay the bills.

The site notes that its homepage will soon be gone, replaced by links to the shows and hosts that it featured on the air. (Conservative radio host Tony Katz has a screen shot of the page saved at TonyKatz.com.)

Progressive talk radio finds audience building difficult and in closing down, KJFK joins a growing list of small radio stations that featured liberal or progressive programing. Only a few months ago, progressive radio station WVKO in central Ohio turned off its transmitters and Air America, the purported “answer” to Rush Limbaugh, failed in 2010.
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NBC Was Disappointed That Asian Cardinal Was ‘No Reformer’

March 22, 2013 | Filed Under Catholicism, Christianity, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, NBC, Progressives, Religion, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


NBC Was Disappointed That Asian Cardinal Was ‘No Reformer’

-By Warner Todd Huston

Catching up on how the media treated the days before Pope Francis became the new leader of the Catholic Church, as the Vatican hosted its conclave, NBC looked into the work of Asian Cardinal Luis Antonio “Chito” Tagle–a possiblePapal candidate–and came to the sad conclusion that he was just as traditional as any other cardinal. As NBC ruefully noted, Tagle is “no reformer.”

NBC started out on a hopeful note: “On the face of it Philippine Cardinal Luis Antonio ‘Chito’ Tagle has a lot going for him as a contender for pope. He’s young: At 55, the second youngest of the cardinals. He sings and preaches on television, and has 120,000 followers on Facebook.”

He was hip, young, and he’s into technology. And apparently, simply because he’s Asian, NBC wondered if he would toe a liberal line and be one who would institute “social reform” if he became Pope.

But NBC went on to note that Cardinal Tagle is as staunchly against contraceptives as any other traditional cardinal, a stance that is a chief tenet of the Church.
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Sen. Schumer Quietly Adds Extreme Measures to Gun Sellers Bill

March 21, 2013 | Filed Under 2nd Amendment, Chuck Schumer, Congress, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Guns, Liberals, President, Progressives, Senate, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Sen. Schumer Quietly Adds Extreme Measures to Gun Sellers Bill

-By Warner Todd Huston

Senator Chuck Schumer (D, NY) has quietly added a slew of new measures to his self-sponsored gun control bill currently making its way through the Senate.

Schumer has been battling to get his Protecting Responsible Gun Sellers Act of 2013 (S 374)–now to be called the Fix Gun Checks Act of 2013–passed into law, but one of the early problems with the bill was that it was essentially a shell or placeholder bill–a bill not completely written at the time of introduction.

Ostensibly, Schumer’s bill is meant to change current laws to require that all firearms sales initiate a background check on the buyer before the sale is legal. Currently, private, non-gun merchant citizens are exempt from performing background checks when they sell guns to other private citizens.
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VP Biden Apologizes for Deleting Student Reporter’s Photos

March 21, 2013 | Filed Under 1st Amendment, Barack Obama, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Joe Biden, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, President, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


VP Biden Apologizes for Deleting Student Reporter’s Photos

-By Warner Todd Huston

The office of the Vice President issued an apology to a University of Maryland student for staffers having forcefully deleted photographs the young man took of Biden at a public event.

Jeremy Barr, a student reporter for University of Maryland’s Capital News Service, attended Biden’s announcement of another new domestic violence initiative but sat in a section meant for the general audience, not reporters. The reporter was seen taking photos of the Vice President speaking from the podium. After the speech, he was confronted by a Biden staffer who demanded that he delete the photos and stood by making sure he did so.

In short order, Lucy Dalglish, dean of the University of Maryland’s journalism school, filed a formal complaint with Biden’s office.
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Sequester? Federal Gov’t Still Offering High-Paid Internships

March 21, 2013 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Budget, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Liberals, President, Progressives, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Sequester? Federal Gov’t Still Offering High-Paid Internships

-By Warner Todd Huston

Even as President Obama ginned up fears of a government shut down because of cuts from sequestration, the federal government is still offering a myriad of high-paid internships.

A search by Fox News of the federal employment site found 84 new internships and student programs that had been posted in the last 10 days.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture warned meat producers that inspections would have to be halted due to sequestration, but even as the dept. threatens to shut down food production it is offering 12 new openings.
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Charges That Wall Street Journal Bribed Chinese Officials Appear Unproven

March 21, 2013 | Filed Under China, Journalism, Media, The Wall Street Journal, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Charges That Wall Street Journal Bribed Chinese Officials Appear Unproven

-By Warner Todd Huston

Charges that the Wall Street Journal bribed Chinese officials in exchange for inside information on the Chinese government appear unsubstantiated according to an internal investigation conducted by the paper. The investigation was conducted with an outside investigative firm and was mandated by the federal government.

The Journal reports that an internal audit of financial records “found no evidence to support the claim,” according to “government and corporate officials familiar with the case.”

These allegations came to light during the federal government’s wider probe into WSJ’s parent corporation, News Corp., in connection with the wire tapping and bribery probe allegedly perpetrated by the company’s tabloid papers in the United Kingdom.

According to WSJ, the allegations of bribery of Chinese officials came from a “whistleblower who claimed one or more Journal employees had provided gifts to Chinese government officials in exchange for information.”
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War on Women: Wash. State Dems Take Advantage of Nursing Mother to Rush Vote on Bill

March 20, 2013 | Filed Under Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government, Liberals, Progressives, Senate, Warner Todd Huston, Washington | Comments Off on


War on Women: Wash. State Dems Take Advantage of Nursing Mother to Rush Vote on Bill

-By Warner Todd Huston

In another episode of a political “war on women,” Senate Democrats in Washington State took advantage of the absence of a Republican Senator who briefly stepped off the floor to feed her newborn son–leaving the GOP one vote short of control–to push through a vote on a bill that wasn’t even on the schedule.

Of this cynical move, Republican Senator Ann Rivers said, “I think it is shameful for them to make her choose between being on the floor and voting and nursing her child. This caucus, which presents itself as being the caucus of families, would willingly drive a wedge between a mother and her infant? I think that is shameful. Just shameful. And deeply disappointing.”

The Senate in The Evergreen State is closely divided and when Senator Janea Holmquist Newbry (Moses Lake) temporarily stepped away from the floor to feed her newborn son, the balance went from 25-25 to 24 Republicans to 25 Democrats.

As soon as she was off the floor, Democrat Sen. David Frockt, (Seattle), immediately began a push for a vote on a bill that was not up for discussion.

Senator Frockt called for a roll-call vote likely assuming that Democrat Lt. Gov. Brad Owen would put them over the top. Fortunately for Republicans, as the members were called for their vote, Sen. Holmquist Newbry got back to the floor just in time to cast a vote defeating the Democrat effort.
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The Next Attack on Pope Francis

March 20, 2013 | Filed Under Catholicism, Christianity, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Newspapers, Progressives, Religion, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


The Next Attack on Pope Francis

-By Warner Todd Huston

The Old Media has been looking for ways to attack the new Pope, Francis I, since he was introduced to the world. Initially, the media attempted the needle the new Pontiff into “reforming” the Church or face failure, but this week it seems that there is a new line of attack: he is an advocate for dictators.

Of course, by “reform,” the Old Media means that they want the new Pope to change Church doctrine on such things as ordination of women, support of gay marriage, and other liberal shibboleths. But discussion of what the Old Media thinks is “reform” is yesterday’s snipe.

This week the Pope is being portrayed as a supporter of the so-called “Dirty War” waged between political factions in Argentina and The New York Times is the chief proponent of the idea that Pope Francis faces “entanglements” in that War.

In a piece headlined, “Starting a Papacy, Amid Echoes of a ‘Dirty War’,” the Times associates Pope Francis with several priests who unfortunately supported government officials guilty of oppression and violations of civil liberties in the Dirty War and notes he has “never apologized” for the fact that the Argentine Church never came out vociferously against the military Junta between 1976 and 1983.
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NBC Suits Criticize Jay Leno for Late Night Jokes

March 20, 2013 | Filed Under NBC, TV, TV News, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


NBC Suits Criticize Jay Leno for Late Night Jokes

-By Warner Todd Huston

Host of the The Tonight Show, Jay Leno, has come under fire from NBC executives for making jokes about the network’s recent slide in the ratings during his monologues.

Reports suggest that Robert Greenblat, Chairman of Entertainment, fired off a series of emails slamming the late night comedian for daring to lampoon the ratings slide. Leno gave back as good as he got, insiders say, and bristled against the PC, company line criticism.

What offended Greenblat? On February 28, for instance, Leno kicked off his NBC ratings segment saying, “For the first time in history NBC is going to finish fifth in the ratings period. We are behind the Spanish-language network Univision — or as we call it here in Los Angeles: Cinco de Ratings.”

He went on to joke that, “It’s so bad, ‘The Biggest Loser’ isn’t just a TV show anymore; it’s our new motto.” And: “It’s so bad, NBC called Manti Te’o and asked him to bring in some imaginary viewers.”
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Matt Lauer to Replace Alex Trebek on ‘Jeopardy!’

March 20, 2013 | Filed Under Entertainment, NBC, TV, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Matt Lauer to Replace Alex Trebek on ‘Jeopardy!’

-By Warner Todd Huston

Matt Lauer, co-host of NBC’s struggling morning news show, Today, may have a new job offer. Reports are the Lauer is being considered as a replacement for Alex Trebek as host of the long-running game show, Jeopardy!.

Trebek has suffered repeated health scares, recently suffering a second heart attack, and is expected to retire from his game show hosting duties sometime in the next few years.

Sources say that Sony Pictures, producers of the lucrative game show, have reached out to Lauer to replace Trebek starting in the 2016 season.

Lauer has experienced steeply falling popularity on the set of Today, after the mishandling of the firing of co-host Ann Curry–an action that many assume Lauer helped initiate. In 2012, Lauer’s “Q Score,” an industry measure of popularity, took a sharp dive.

NBC’s Today has also suffered in the ratings ever since.

Another name under consideration to replace Trebek is CNN’s Anderson Cooper.
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Results of Boston

March 20, 2013 | Filed Under al Qaeda, Boston, CAIR, Crime, Islam, Islamofascism, Jihad, Koran, Massachusetts, Terrorism | Comments Off on


Results of Boston


Jeff Bauman after Islam


Tamerlan Tsarnaev in happier times

(Note: Because these images are shocking, these images have been posted back in the timeline on this blog so that the images would not appear on the front page. That is why the date of this post is listed as a month previous to the bombing in Boston.)


Sources: NRA Won’t Oppose New Background Check Legislation

March 19, 2013 | Filed Under 2nd Amendment, Congress, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, GOP, Government, Gun Control, Guns, Law, Liberals, Progressives, Regulation, Republicans, Senate, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Sources: NRA Won’t Oppose New Background Check Legislation

-By Warner Todd Huston

A new reports claims that Senate insiders are saying that the National Rifle Association will not oppose new gun control measures that will require universal background checks on all gun sales, including those between private citizens, but only if certain records keeping requirements are removed.

NBC reports that unnamed Senate aides say that the NRA will not oppose Senator Chuck Schumer’s (D, NY) universal background check proposal (S. 436) if the bill does not require private gun owners to maintain records of the background checks filed with the government.

Officially the NRA is denying the claims of these unnamed Senate aides. “We do not take positions on hypotheticals,” said NRA lobbyist Chris Cox. “We will make our position known if and when legislation is introduced.”
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As Calif. Drowns in Debt, Group Advocates For Free Healthcare for Illegals

March 19, 2013 | Filed Under Budget, California, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Health, Liberals, Obamacare, Progressives, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | 1 Comment

-By Warner Todd Huston

Even as the state of California is drowning in debt and already suffering under an avalanche of unfunded mandates, a powerful healthcare advocacy group in the Golden State is pushing for free healthcare for all illegal aliens.

The group, The California Endowment, has launched a new program called “Health Happens Here” to push expanded healthcare. To highlight the issue, Cal. Endow. has debuted a new video titled, “Dreaming of Healthcare.”

The video features young, illegal immigrants pleading to be included in Obamacare as well as California’s healthcare system.

“I’m undocumented, but I dream that one day we will all be treated as one people, because we are one people,” the young people tell viewers. “Now, our country has spoken saying that everyone should have affordable healthcare.”

“I dream that one day, ‘everyone’ will include me,” they say.

This new burden would drive the state further into bankruptcy. California is already rated as one of the worst run states in the nation.

Having eight of the ten worst foreclosure areas in the nation, the state has lost over $2 trillion in homeowner equity–a number that exceeds its yearly income–has the 3rd worst unemployment rate in the country, and finds within its borders nearly 1/3 of the nation’s welfare recipients.
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Adam Andrzejewski: ‘I’m Not Running for Office in 2014’

March 19, 2013 | Filed Under Adam Andrzejewski, Budget, Economy/Finances, For The Good Of Illinois, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Adam Andrzejewski: ‘I’m Not Running for Office in 2014’

-By Warner Todd Huston

Many thought that conservative activist Adam Andrzejewski was going to announce that he would be running for Illinois State Treasurer this afternoon, but he pulled a fast one on everyone with his announcement on March 19 at the University Club in Chicago.

Andrzejewski, who ran for Governor on a reform agenda in 2010, called a press conference on Tuesday morning leaving some in the room clearly stunned when he announced that instead of seeking office in 2014, he would dedicate himself to his various government transparency efforts.

“After consulting with supporters, donors, advisors, and my family,” Andrzejewski said in a statement, “I have decided not to run for office in 2014 election cycle.”

Andrzejewski went on to announce that he is going to dedicate himself to his newest project to put the federal checkbook online. The effort called Open The Books (http://www.openthebooks.com/) will give citizens access to government spending across the nation.
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ABC’s Latest Misleading Gun Poll

March 18, 2013 | Filed Under 2nd Amendment, ABC, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government, Gun Control, Guns, Journalism, Media, Media Bias, President, Regulation, Warner Todd Huston | 5 Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

ABC has released the results of another gun poll claiming that support for background checks at gun shows has “vast public support.” But neither the poll nor ABC’s report notes that background checks already routinely occur at gun shows.

The poll focused on the various gun control bills currently coursing through Congress with one question asking whether or not respondents support “requiring background checks on people buying guns at gun shows.”

Pointing out that Congress is considering a bill (S. 436) that would expand background checks, ABC reports that “a nearly unanimous 91 percent favor mandatory background checks on gun show sales.”

This question pertains to the so-called “gun show loophole” and misleads people into imagining that background checks are not required at gun shows simply because they are gun shows. The fact is, though, that every licensed gun dealer is required to perform background checks on every gun sale whether he sells his wares at a gun show or from his own shop.

In other words, the gun show itself has nothing to do with this issue.
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CPAC 2013: OK, Can We Just Be Done With Donald Trump Now?

March 18, 2013 | Filed Under Conservatives, CPAC, Donald Trump, Elections, GOP, Republicans, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


CPAC 2013: OK, Can We Just Be Done With Donald Trump Now?

-By Warner Todd Huston

I was at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Maryland this year but I was not yet at the event on Thursday morning, so I missed The Donald’s speech. I watched the video later because I heard a lot of people wondering what the heck this guy was talking about. And after seeing the video, I have to say this: can we finally be done with Donald Trump in GOP politics, now?

Trump started out his speech talking about how the country was in trouble. Not a big newsflash, that. He also noted that the GOP was in serious trouble. Another newsflash. But then came a slap in the face. Here he was at a conservative gathering and what was the third point he made?

“The Republican Party, I can almost want to say it’s going to be a little bit tough and especially as you get more and more conservative. They get nasty. They don’t like to hear what we have to say.”

Um… what?

Who is “we” and is everyone in your audience is a closed-minded, nasty, creep, Mr. Trump?
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Reuters Regurgitates Democrat Talking Points on Budget Plan

March 18, 2013 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Budget, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Government, House of Representatives, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, President, Progressives, Reuters, Senate, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Reuters Regurgitates Democrat Talking Points on Budget Plan

-By Warner Todd Huston

On March 12, Representative Paul Ryan (R, WI) released the GOP’s budget proposal sparking an afternoon of analysis and criticism. By Tuesday evening Reuters was contrasting Ryan’s budget with one sponsored by Senator Patty Murray (D, WA). But there is one problem with Reuters’ analysis. The Democrats didn’t actually release any budget for Reuters to analyze at the time of publication. So, Reuters simply regurgitated Murray’s talking points.

In the Reuters report, the pair of budgets were deemed difficult to pass because they appear “crafted to appeal to their respective party bases.”

Reuters claimed that the problem with Ryan’s budget is that it is likely aimed at getting Rep. Ryan the 2016 GOP Presidential nomination as opposed to being a serious attempt to solve Washington’s budget problems.
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CPAC 2013 Wrap Up: The Libertarians Take Over

March 17, 2013 | Filed Under Conservatives, CPAC, Republicans, Warner Todd Huston | 1 Comment

-By Warner Todd Huston

On Saturday after noon they announced the winners of the straw poll giving us an idea of who the attendees of the event would like to see run for president this far out of 2016. Interestingly, no “establishment” pols appeared anywhere on the list.


The Results Board

Here are the results:

  • KY Senator Rand Paul (25%)
  • FL Senator Marco Rubio (23%)
  • PA Senator Rick Santorum (8%)
  • NJ Gov. Chris Christie (7%)
  • WI Congresman Paul Ryan (6%)
  • WI Gov Scott Walker (5%)
  • Doctor Ben Carson (4%)
  • TX Senator Ted Cruz (4%)
  • LA Gov Bobby Jindal (3%)
  • AK Gov Sarah Palin (3%)
  • Others (14%)
  • Undecided (1%)

So, what does this mean? As one person noted, the libertarians took over CPAC.

Note that all those above were non-establishment people with Rand being the most un-establishment of them all. But Rubio was opposed in his primary by both the Florida and national establishment (they all supported Charlie Crist who ended up switching parties to a Dem. after he lost), Santorum is no establishment guy, neither is Carson or Cruz. Christie is as close to establishment as it gets and even he isn’t totally “one of those” in many ways. I wouldn’t call Ryan an establishment guy, either, as he’s brought them to him–via his expertise on the budget–as opposed to him bending over backwards to join them as most do.
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Sarah Palin Drink Big Gulp at CPAC 2013

March 16, 2013 | Filed Under Conservatives, Freedom, Liberty, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Sarah Palin Drink Big Gulp at CPAC 2013

-By Warner Todd Huston

Governor Sarah Palin appeared this morning at CPAC 2013. This woman always, always draws a great and enthusiastic audience and this year was no exception.

Palin’s speech was filled with lots of Palin bromides about freedom, liberty and conservative, small government. She had many laugh lines, as always. One was when hubby Todd bought her a gun rack for her 4X4 and she had to buy a rifle to go in it for him. “He got the rifle,” Palin said, “and I got the rack.”

But it was what she did right exactly afterward that brought the house down. Palin reached under the podium and brought out a Big Gulp and began sipping from it.

This was, of course, a direct slap at New York’s “independent” mayor Michael Bloomberg.

The place simply erupted in applause.
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CPAC 2013: Mitt Romney Speaks

March 15, 2013 | Filed Under Budget, Constitution, CPAC, Ethics, GOP, Government, Jobs, Mitt Romney, President, Republicans, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | 1 Comment

-By Warner Todd Huston

Apologizing for not winning the last election, a chastened and humbled Mitt Romney came before the crowd at CPAC here today vowing to be a “coworker” with conservatives to get the country back on the right track.

Romney entered the stage to loud applause, some of the loudest for the day. His appearance certainly seemed to find approval with this crowd.

His speech was very good. One wag noted that he may be the most inspiring loser ever.

The former GOP nominee for President spoke all in big terms today, not much getting down in the weeds of specific programs. He was stopped occasionally by respectful and sometimes enthusiastic applause. He ended to a standing ovation, as well.

One thing is sure, the crowds at CPAC are mainstream Republicans as opposed to strictly hard right conservatives. If this crowd were more hardcore a moderate like Mitt Romney would never have been received, nominee or no, as well as he has been here in the last three years.
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CPAC–Rand Paul: Not a Penny to Countries That Burn U.S. Flag

March 15, 2013 | Filed Under Bill of Rights, Budget, Constitution, CPAC, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Foreign Countries, GOP, Government, Kentucky, Rand Paul, Republicans, Senate, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


CPAC–Rand Paul: Not a Penny to Countries That Burn U.S. Flag

-By Warner Todd Huston

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul didn’t disappoint on yesterday’s appearance at CPAC at one point in his speech saying of foreign aide, “I say not one penny more to countries that are burning our flag.”

When he kicked off his address he joked that he’d only been given 20 minutes to speak but had brought 13 hours of material. He went on to joke that because of his filibuster Obama might ant to “drone” him.

This set Paul up to discuss theObama’s drone program, the National Defense Authorization Act, and how it is borderline unlawful to use drones on American soil without the due process of law.
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CPAC 2013

March 14, 2013 | Filed Under Conservatives, CPAC, House of Representatives, Republicans, Warner Todd Huston, Washington D.C. | Comments Off on


CPAC 2013

-By Warner Todd Huston

Once again I am attending the Conservative Political Action Conference here in Washington D.C.–well, not D.C. exactly but outside the city in National Harbor, Maryland, a 20 minute drive from downtown.

The morning started off with Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, U.S. Representative Allen West, and Senator Pat Toomey and a few others.

CPAC’s early group discussion on Thursday was all about cultural diversity with a panel titled “Respecting families and the rule of law: a lasting immigration policy.” This panel addressed the thorny issue of the conservative position on the current problems over immigration, illegal or otherwise.
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Reuters Regurgitates Democrat Talking Points on Budget Plan

March 14, 2013 | Filed Under Budget, Business, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Jobs, Journalism, Liberals, Media Bias, Paul Ryan, President, Progressives, Reuters, Senate, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston, Washington, Wisconsin | Comments Off on


Reuters Regurgitates Democrat Talking Points on Budget Plan

-By Warner Todd Huston

On March 12, Representative Paul Ryan (R, WI) released the GOP’s budget proposal sparking an afternoon of analysis and criticism. By Tuesday evening Reuters was contrasting Ryan’s budget with one sponsored by Senator Patty Murray (D, WA). But there is one problem with Reuters’ analysis. The Democrats didn’t actually release any budget for Reuters to analyze by the time the news service had published its story. So, Reuters is simply regurgitating Murray’s talking points.

In the Reuters report, the pair of budgets are deemed difficult to pass because they appear “crafted to appeal to their respective party bases.”

Reuters claims that the problem with Ryan’s budget is that it is likely aimed at getting Rep. Ryan the 2016 GOP Presidential nomination as opposed to being a serious attempt to solve Washington’s budget problems.

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Piers Morgan: We All ‘Need The Nanny State Occasionally’

March 13, 2013 | Filed Under Bill of Rights, Britain, CNN, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Nanny State, New York City, Progressives, Regulation, Socialism, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Piers Morgan: We All ‘Need The Nanny State Occasionally’

-By Warner Todd Huston

CNN’s Piers Morgan sees no reason why America shouldn’t turn into a nanny state. During his March 11 broadcast, Morgan insisted that, “people need the nanny state occasionally.”

With guest Christine Quinn, on his late evening CNN talk show Morgan lamented what he felt was a bad decision by a New York judge who shut down Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s soda ban. Morgan was all in for a politician deciding for all of us what we are and what we aren’t allowed to eat.

During the discussion, Quinn said she disagreed with banning foods saying that the focus should be on expanding choice for healthy foods not just having government “say no” to the supposed bad choices. Interestingly, Quinn is a Bloomberg ally, a Democrat, and the President of the New York City Council, yet was still arguing against this particular nanny state action.

Regardless, Morgan, a British citizen, disagreed with his guest.

“This is where I disagree with you. I think people need the nanny state occasionally. Particularly on issues like smoking, drinking, guzzling sodas that are too big for them, you know, eating sixteen Big Macs a day, whatever it may be, the reality is we all need a bit of nannying about that that’s why so many people are on diets. That’s a form of nanny state,” Morgan said.

The CNN talker also took to Twitter to ask why Mayor Bloomberg’s nannyism is such a bad thing.

“If a Mayor can’t do things to make his city’s populace healthier – what’s the point of his job? Bloomberg’s 100% right on supersized soda,” he Tweeted on March 11.

Just as the soda ban was to kick in, New York state Supreme Court Judge Milton Tingling put a halt to the rule saying Bloomberg’s new ban was illicit because he went around the City Council to implement it.

The ban, Judge Tingling said, would “not only violate the separation of powers doctrine, it would eviscerate it.”

This is why so many Americans look askance at immigrants like Morgan. They come here and bring their socialist ideas with them from their armpit countries instead of coming here to learn how to be an American. Go back to Britain, Piers. Your socialist, nanny-state nonsense is not wanted here.

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Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago based freelance writer. He has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and before that he wrote articles on U.S. history for several small American magazines. His political columns are featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart’s BigGovernment.com, BigHollywood.com, and BigJournalism.com, as well as RightWingNews.com, RightPundits.com, CanadaFreePress.com, StoptheACLU.com, AmericanDaily.com, among many, many others. Mr. Huston is also endlessly amused that one of his articles formed the basis of an article in Germany’s Der Spiegel Magazine in 2008.

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Obama Trying to Deport Homeschooling Family

March 12, 2013 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Bill of Rights, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, DOE, Education, Eric Holder, Ethics, Germany, Home Schooling, Liberals, President, Progressives, School Choice, Warner Todd Huston | 1 Comment

-By Warner Todd Huston

In 2010 a federal immigration judge awarded political asylum to a family whose German government was persecuting for having the temerity to homeschool their children. Now, three years later, the Obama administration seems poised to reverse that decision and deport the family back to Germany.

Uwe Romeike, his wife, and children were told that they could stay as legal residents in Morrisstown, Tennessee, when the family moved there in 2008 after being threatened by German authorities because they homeschooled their children instead of sending them to government schools.

In 2010, Mr. Romeike told reporters that, “I think it’s important for parents to have the freedom to choose the way their children can be taught.”

German authorities felt differently, though. The Romeikes were threatened with jail in the homeland unless they ceased homeschooling and turned their children over to the state.
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SHOCKING PHOTO: Obamacare and a Seven-Foot Tall Stack of New Regulations

March 11, 2013 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Government, Health, Liberals, Nanny State, Obamacare, President, Progressives, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | 8 Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

The office of Senator Mitch McConnell, the GOP minority leader in the Senate, has sent out a shocking photo.

This is over 20,000 pages and measures 7′ 2.5″. These are all the Obamacare regulations published in the Federal Register up through last week. Then last Friday they added another 828 pages.

Unbelievable.

And hidden in this giant stack of intrusive new regulations that seem to grow every month is a major job loss problem.

Douglas Elmendorf, Director of the Congressional Budget Office, said in February of 2011 that Obamacare could cost 800,000 jobs and the Federal Reserve has stated that Obamacare is the reason for “planned layoffs.”
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NH Dem. Says Gov’t Employees are Like ‘Our Children’

March 11, 2013 | Filed Under Budget, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Government, Liberals, New Hampshire, Progressives, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


NH Dem. Says Gov’t Employees are Like ‘Our Children’

-By Warner Todd Huston

The rap on Democrats is that they fully misunderstand what the relationship should be between citizen and government. Many claim Democrats think government should be mommy and daddy to us all. Well, one New Hampshire Democrat revealed that this is exactly what she thinks.

At a Belknap County budget meeting in the first week of March, NH State Representative Ruth Gulick decided she needed to speak up during the discussion about the budget where it concerns cutting costs with county employees.

During the open discussion on the cost cutting, Gulick said that there should be fewer cuts in county employee’s pay because the county is like the employee’s parents and we wouldn’t “short our kids” would we?

Here is exactly what Rep. Gulick said:
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