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Politico’s Thrush Politicizes Oklahoma Tornado

May 21, 2013 | Filed Under Children, Climate Change, Democrats/Leftists, Environment, Ethics, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Oklahoma, Politico, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Politico’s Thrush Politicizes Oklahoma Tornado

-By Warner Todd Huston

The destructive tornado that destroyed the quiet town of Moore, Oklahoma on the afternoon of May 20 was only a few hours gone, the devastation had yet to be measured, and the dead barely counted much less mourned and laid to rest before Politico’s Glenn Thrush felt it was already time to politicize the event and by scolding Oklahoma’s Senators because they are against global warming and big government spending, no less

Only hours after the monster storm ended, Thrush took to his Twitter account to slam Oklahoma’s Senators.

So, because a tornado hit in an area that has a long history of getting hit by tornados, if that area’s senators were global warming believers…. then, what, Glenn? If Oklahoma’s senators were to be global warming aficionados, would that somehow have warded off a tornado?

Or, perhaps if said senators were believers in big government spending would that somehow have been a bulwark to stop natural disasters?

Or is it, Mr. Thrush, that you are always in a rush to find any reason to attack someone because they don’t believe in your love of big government and your zealous belief in global warming? Regardless of whether a town is destroyed and children are killed it all still serves as fodder for your desire to advance your political objectives?

Is that it, Mr. Thrush?

Related: Liberal Laughing that ‘Conservatives’ Were Targeted by Oklahoma Tornado Today.
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Liberal Talk Show Host: AG Eric Holder Should Be Fired

May 21, 2013 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, DOJ, Eric Holder, Ethics, Government, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, President, Progressives, Radio, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Liberal Talk Show Host: AG Eric Holder Should Be Fired

-By Warner Todd Huston

Bill Press is a liberal radio show host with a syndicated show heard across the country, so, naturally, Press is also an Obama supporter. But even this Obama supporter thinks that it is time for U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to be fired.

After news broke that Holder’s Department of Justice had subpoenaed the personal and business phone records of some 100 reporters from the Associated Press the liberal talker took to Twitter to call for Holder’s head.
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CNN’s Crowley Admits Obama Didn’t Call Benghazi a Terror Attack

May 21, 2013 | Filed Under Barack Obama, CNN, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, DOJ, Ethics, Government, Islam, Islamofascism, Jihad, Journalism, Koran, Liberals, Libya, Media, Media Bias, President, Progressives, Religion, Sharia, Society/Culture, Warner Todd Huston | 1 Comment

-By Warner Todd Huston

On the May 19 broadcast of CNN’s State of the Union, host Candy Crowley said that Obama was late in identifying the attacks in Benghazi as terrorism quite contrary to what she said during the Presidential debates late last year.

As Crowley questioned White House spokesman Dan Pfeiffer, she pressed him on whether or not the President was aware of the Benghazi talking points being written and re-written by the Department of State and the intel community, re-writes that eventually eliminated any mention that the attacks were perpetrated by terrorists.

In reply, Pfeiffer blithely told Crowley that “no president” would get involved in writing talking points like that.

Crowley went on to point out that Obama was late in calling it terror saying, “in an interview on CBS–which we later learned after the election–but a week and a half after Susan Rice was on [the Sunday shows calling the attack a reaction to a Youtube video] he did say he wasn’t sure if it was a terrorist attack.”

Pfeiffer the somewhat quixotically replied that, “no one was sure at that point.”

Crowley countered that saying “well, no the president, first of all in Libya they were sure of it and the CIA seemed pretty sure of it!”
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Politico: AG Holder Now Untouchable

May 21, 2013 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, DOJ, Eric Holder, Ethics, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, News, Politico, President, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston | 1 Comment

-By Warner Todd Huston

Politico has declared embattled Attorney General Eric Holder untouchable after the many scandals, lapses, overreaches, and contempt charges have failed to induce the President to fire him.

After noting that politicians have been calling for his ouster for years, Politico says that “after years of trying to get Holder, the attorney general doesn’t seem at all worried” that he’ll be fired from his position as chief law enforcement officer of the United States of America.

Quoting only Holders friends on the direct question on the AG’s current status, presenting Holder as but a fall guy for Republicans to beat up on because they can’t attack the President directly, and saying that the GOP has no “discipline” and has repeatedly made claims that were “overblown or just plain goofy,” Politico says that he’ll be able to hold his job for as long as he wants to be there and with the President’s full support.
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Liberal Laughing that ‘Conservatives’ Were Targeted by Oklahoma Tornado Today

May 20, 2013 | Filed Under Cable, Comedy Central, Democrats/Leftists, Entertainment, Ethics, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Progressives, TV, Warner Todd Huston | 4 Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

Lizz Winstead is a producer and co-creator of the Daily Show, the left-wing comedy show hosted by Jon Stewart on Comedy Network. After this destructive and tragic tornado whipped through Moore, Oklahoma today, she thought it was hilarious that “conservatives” were killed there.

In typical scumbag, liberal manner Lizz Winstead took to Twitter to say: “This tornado is in Oklahoma so clearly it has been ordered to only target.”

Oh, gosh. Isn’t that hilarious? People killed including dozens of school kids and she laughs that “conservatives” are dying. Nice. This idiot works on the extremist, left-wing Daily Show on Comedy Central. THIS is what you are subsidizing by watching that show, people.

Below is a screen shot in case she deletes her Tweet.

**UPDATE**

Yep, just as I thought. On the late evening of May 20th Winstead deleted the offensive tweet. Good thing I took the screen shot above to prove it existed.

Related: Politico’s Thrush Politicizes Oklahoma Tornado
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Piers Morgan: This IRS Thing is ‘Vaguely Tyrannical Behavior by the Government’

May 20, 2013 | Filed Under 1st Amendment, 2nd Amendment, CNN, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government, Gun Control, Guns, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, President, Progressives, Regulation, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Piers Morgan: This IRS Thing is ‘Vaguely Tyrannical Behavior by the Government’

-By Warner Todd Huston

CNN’s chief anti-gun zealot Piers Morgan may have been loathe to admit it, but this IRS scandal seems to validate some of his detractor’s distrust of government.

During his evening show on May 16, Morgan’s guest was magician Penn Jillette and the discussion turned to the admission by the Internal Revenue Service that it had misused its offices to intimidate President Obama’s opponents. Morgan seemed to ruefully come to understand that this abuse of power lends credence to those that say the government cannot be trusted.

“I’ve had some of the gun, pro-gun lobbyists on here, saying to me, ‘Well, the reason we need to be armed is because of tyranny from our own government,’ and I’ve always laughed at them. And I’ve always said ‘don’t be so ridiculous, your own government won’t turn itself on you.’ But, actually, when you look at this–this has nothing to do with guns–but actually this is vaguely tyrannical behavior by the American government. I think what the IRS did is bordering on tyrannical behavior, I think what the Department of Justice has done, actually, to the AP, is bordering on tyrannical behavior.”

We might recall that Piers Morgan was skeptical of Breitbart’s own Ben Shapiro for making just that point earlier this year.
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Arkansas’ Democrat State Treasurer Arrested for Extortion

May 20, 2013 | Filed Under Arkansas, Budget, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Liberals, Progressives, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Arkansas’ Democrat State Treasurer Arrested for Extortion

-By Warner Todd Huston

On Saturday the FBI arrested two-term Arkansas State Treasurer Martha Shoffner (D, Newport) on charges of “extortion under color of official right,” a violation of the Hobbs Act.

Shoffner has been under scrutiny in Arkansas for a seemingly unexplainable investment she made of state funds. After a legislative audit last year it came to light that in 2011 her office sold 11 bonds that hadn’t matured and then bought similar bonds from the same brokers, resulting in a loss of more than $58,000 of the state’s money.

Republicans have been clamoring for her resignation for sometime over this failed investment strategy.

In December of 2012, state authorities decided to hand over their investigation to federal authorities once it appeared that, along with the failed investing practices, Shoffner had also converted campaign funds to her personal use.
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Yahoo to Buy Tumblr for $1.1 Billion

May 20, 2013 | Filed Under Business, Capitalism, Computers, Inernet, New Media, Technology, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Yahoo to Buy Tumblr for $1.1 Billion

-By Warner Todd Huston

Yahoo, Inc. has announced that it has cleared the way to purchase the social website Tumblr for a cool $1.1 billion.

The Yahoo board approved the deal in a conference call on May 17, but by Sunday, it wasn’t clear whether Tumblr had accepted the offer. Yahoo reports that it will hold a press conference as soon as Monday to make an announcement on the matter.

Tumblr, a social media site that combined blogging with a sharable, crowd sourced platform, was founded by David Karp and Marco Arment in 2007 and built a quick following.

Already many Tumblr users are lamenting the decision to sell out to Yahoo. On May 19, the website Mashable posted a piece about the “upheaval over Yahoo’s rumored Tumblr acquisition” revealing some users disgust at Tumblr for selling out to the corporate giant.
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Rush Limbaugh Does Live in Obama’s Head

May 19, 2013 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, President, Progressives, Radio, Rush Limbaugh, Talk Radio, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Rush Limbaugh Does Live in Obama’s Head

-By Warner Todd Huston

On May 14 after news broke that President Obama had once again attacked talk radio host Rush Limbaugh by name, El Rusbo joked that he was “living rent-free in Obama’s head.” It’s hard to fault Limbaugh’s logic on this. After all, the President of the United States of America has used his bully pulpit to bully Rush nearly a dozen times since he became President.

Remembering that Rush Limbaugh is but a voice on the radio and has no vote in any government, hasn’t the ability to wield the power of regulation, and cannot force anyone to do anything under the cover of law, here are some of the times that President Obama went out of his way to kick Limbaugh and did so by name, not just with a general allusion (starting with the most recent):

At a New York fundraiser on May 13, 2013

Meeting with denizens of Hollywood at a fundraiser, President Obama complained that he, the most powerful man in the western world, couldn’t get anything done in Washington because a single radio host stood in his way.

“I genuinely believe there are Republicans out there who would like to work with us, but they’re fearful of their base and they’re concerned about what Rush Limbaugh might say about them. And as a consequence, we get the kind of gridlock that makes people cynical about government,” Obama said.
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Again for 2013, Few Colleges Invite Conservative Commencement Speakers

May 19, 2013 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Censorship, Communism, Democrats/Leftists, Education, Ethics, Liberals, Progressives, Socialism, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Again for 2013, Few Colleges Invite Conservative Commencement Speakers

-By Warner Todd Huston

The Young America’s Foundation conducted its annual review of the commencement speakers at the nation’s top universities and once again discovered that very few conservative speakers were invited to give graduates that traditional send off into the “real” word.

In what it called a “star-studded example of imbalance,” YAF found that of the nation’s top 25 colleges only two had decidedly conservative speakers taking the podium and out of the full list of 100, only 17 conservatives received speaking slots. On the other hand, 62 schools had invited decidedly liberal speakers to give commencement speeches.

Invited to speak are such liberals as Oprah Winfrey; Barack Obama and his second man Joe Biden; Nancy Pelosi; U.S. Rep. John Lewis; Clinton supporter and poet Toni Morrison; Newark, New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker; New York Times columnist Nick Kristof; former EPA head Lisa Jackson, and many more.

“While these liberals indoctrinate college students, conservative voices are being silenced,” the YAF website says. “Neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson, who has risen to national fame for his criticism of this administration’s leftist policies, was banned from speaking at Johns Hopkins University by an online petition from liberal students.”
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Joe Scarborough: This IRS Scandal Sure Hurts My Anti-Gun, Let’s Trust Government Argument

May 19, 2013 | Filed Under 1st Amendment, 2nd Amendment, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Founders, Government, Gun Control, Guns, IRS, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, MSNBC, President, Progressives, Regulation, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Joe Scarborough: This IRS Scandal Sure Hurts My Anti-Gun, Let’s Trust Government Argument

-By Warner Todd Huston

MSNBC’s Morning Joe host, Joe Scarborough, is nearly apoplectic over the recent IRS admission that it used the power of its office to intimidate conservative groups throughout Obama’s presidency. Not necessarily because the IRS was acting so poorly, but because the scandal hurts his anti-gun argument.

During the recent debate over gun control in the Senate, Scarborough was a big booster of the Toomey/Manchin gun bill.

One of the arguments against the two Senators’ bill was that expanded background checks would likely lead to an un-Constitutional gun registry. Opponents maintained that the government wasn’t trustworthy enough not to misuse the information that would be gleaned from universal background checks.

In April Scarborough called anyone that opposed his support of the Toomey/Manchin bill an “extremist.”

This week, after the current IRS scandal hit the news, Scarborough is changing his tune albeit if only slightly.
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Fox News’ Eric Bolling: ‘I Was Audited by IRS’ After Criticizing Obama

May 18, 2013 | Filed Under Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Fox News, Government, IRS, Journalism, Liberals, Media, President, Progressives, Regulation, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Fox News’ Eric Bolling: ‘I Was Audited by IRS’ After Criticizing Obama

-By Warner Todd Huston

During the May 14 broadcast of Fox News’ “The Five,” panel member Eric Bolling announced that he feels he was audited by the IRS after criticizing President Obama.

As Bolling told the panel, “[In] 2011, I was pretty vocal against four more years of President Obama & I don t know if it s coincidence or not but I did get an IRS audit in 2012 for my 2011 tax returns. I m not sure if there’s any correlation.”

Andrea Tantaros chimed in saying, “It’s the Chicago way. [Obama] said he would change D.C. and the way they do business. Boy, has he ever.”

On Thursday, May 16, Obama demurred from appointing a special prosecutor to look into the growing IRS scandal saying that he thought the current internal investigations he’s proposed would suffice.

“I think it s going to be sufficient for us to work with Congress–they ve got a bunch of committees. Attorney General Holder announced a criminal investigation of what happened,” the President said during a joint press conference with Turkey s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoan.
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Was the 2013 ‘Photo of the Year’ a Photoshopped Fake?

May 18, 2013 | Filed Under Israel, Journalism, Media, Media Bias, Palestinians, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Was the 2013 ‘Photo of the Year’ a Photoshopped Fake?

-By Warner Todd Huston

At the beginning of the year the World Press Photo of the year was awarded to Swedish photog Paul Hansen whose photo “Gaza Burial” took top honors. But only weeks passed before some in the industry began to wonder if the photo had been manipulated in photoshop. Some even said that it was a composite image. If this were so, critics said, that would violate the spirit of the contest. (Seen above with my little “helping” notation)

The photo shows a gut-wrenching scene of a two dead Palestinian children wrapped in burial robes and being carried by distressed family members to be laid to rest.

One skeptic, computer scientist Dr. Neal Krawetz, did an extensive exploration of what he says is the manipulation of the prize winning photo. “Hansen’s picture is a composite,” he concludes.
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52 Media Orgs Sign Letter of Complaint to Eric Holder

May 17, 2013 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Associated Press, Barack Obama, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, IRS, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, President, Progressives, Regulation, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


52 Media Orgs Sign Letter of Complaint to Eric Holder

-By Warner Todd Huston

The journalist group Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press has penned a letter of complaint to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder after revelations that the Dept. of Justice obtained the phone records of some 100 reporters from the Associated Press.

The letter informs Holder that the group was “stunned” to learn of the DOJ’s actions against the Associated Press and notes that none of them could “remember an instance where such an overreaching dragnet for news gathering materials was deployed by the Department.”

“The scope of this action calls into question the very integrity of Department of Justice policies toward the press and its ability to balance, on its own, its police powers against the First Amendment rights of the news media and the public’s interest in reporting on all manner of government conduct, including matters touching on national security which lie at the heart of this case,” the letter states.

The letter continues to outline the legal implications, processes, and the law governing the DOJ’s requests for such records and ends by demanding that the Dept. of Justice “immediately return the telephone toll records obtained and destroy all copies” it holds.

The letter ends with a few final demands.
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John Yoo: Obama Created This ‘Leak-Happy’ Washington to Destroy Bush

May 17, 2013 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, George W. Bush, IRS, Liberals, President, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


John Yoo: Obama Created This ‘Leak-Happy’ Washington to Destroy Bush

-By Warner Todd Huston

Former Bush operative John Yoo has said that President Obama is now reaping the whirlwind of a “leak-happy world” that he and his colleagues created to destroy George W. Bush’s administration and is ruefully amused that they are finding the whole thing suddenly distasteful.

In a statement, Yoo, who as the deputy assistant attorney general in Bush’s Office of Legal Counsel in the Justice Department, asserted that this most recent scandal of the Dept. of Justice secretly obtaining the phone records of scores of reporters at the Associated Press, “shows that this administration cares far more about power than political and civil liberty.”

“It has intruded on the freedom of the press in ways that the allegedly power-hungry Bush Administration would never have dreamed,” Yoo said.
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As Gangs Flourish, Displaying Historical Firearms Illegal in Chicago Museums

May 17, 2013 | Filed Under 2nd Amendment, Anti-Americanism, Chicago, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Guns, Liberals, Progressives, Regulation, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


As Gangs Flourish, Displaying Historical Firearms Illegal in Chicago Museums

-By Warner Todd Huston

Outside of Chicago’s museums gangs are killing each other at an alarming rate. But due to Chicago’s strict gun ban policies, inside those museums curators are not allowed to display historical firearms. In fact, in some cases the museums are not even allowed to store their collections inside the city limits.

The matter has become an issue after the family of the late Major General William Levine, one of America’s highest ranking Jewish generals, donated his belongings to Chicago’s Pritzker Military Library this year. The collection included a firearm that the general picked up in Germany during WWII.

But the library isn’t allowed to display the captured German pistol. In fact, the library isn’t even allowed to store it in the collection inside city limits.

“We realized when we received that gift that we couldn’t keep that gun in the city of Chicago,” said Ken Clarke, Pritzker Military Library CEO.

To correct this foolish oversight in the law, powerful city alderman Ed Burke has proposed a museum amendment to the city’s strict gun ban law.
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New State Dept. Spokesperson Gets Slammed Over Benghazi

May 16, 2013 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Foreign Countries, Liberals, Libya, President, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


New State Dept. Spokesperson Gets Slammed Over Benghazi

-By Warner Todd Huston

It has been 8 months since the terrorist attacks on our facilities in Benghazi, Libya, attacks that ended up killing four Americans including our ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens. Still we haven’t had a concrete explanation about this incident and new State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki didn’t do anything to alleviate that state of affairs as reporters peppered her with uncomfortable questions in her May 13 press briefing.

One exchange during the briefing between Psaki and a reporter named Brad (perhaps the AP’s Brad Klapper) was particularly sharp.

At one point, Psaki avers that the State Department was not privy to the 12-times re-written Benghazi talking points until after all the re-writes were done. The reporter was a bit incredulous at that noting that there is no proof for her blithe claim because her office is refusing to release the records to prove it.

What was Psaki’s reply? “All right. Well, you’ll have to take my word for it…”
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Gosnell Defense Attny Blamed ‘Baby Factor’ In Part For Guilty Verdict

May 16, 2013 | Filed Under Abortion, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Liberals, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Gosnell Defense Attny Blamed ‘Baby Factor’ In Part For Guilty Verdict

-By Warner Todd Huston

Attorney Jack McMahon had an interesting excuse for why he lost the case to a guilty verdict for his client, abortion mill operator Kermit Gosnell. It was because of the “baby factor” he said to reporters right after the court adjourned. McMahon called this “a big problem.”

Just what the lawyer meant by “the baby factor” is open to question, but in context it seems that he was saying that the jurors were influenced by the common human emotion of love for babies and that emotional response led the jurors to convict his client.

Oddly, McMahon also blamed the media saying, “The media has been overwhelmingly against him [Gosnell].” This is odd since the media barely mentioned the trial during its entire run. Further, jurors reported that they had not seen much of the media’s coverage anyway.

McMahon did applaud the jury for taking its job seriously, though.
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A Perfect Photo Showing the Wussification of America

May 16, 2013 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Democrats/Leftists, Liberals, PCism, Progressives, Society/Culture, Warner Todd Huston, Western Civilization | Comments Off on


A Perfect Photo Showing the Wussification of America

-By Warner Todd Huston

Are girder-walking, construction workers that build America’s highest buildings wusses? Well, not exactly. But here are two photos that show how America has been wussified between the turn of the 1900s and the turn of the 2000s.

The top photo is from the early 1900s and is a shot of a crew of girder-walking, construction workers high over New York city. Notice they have no safety harnesses? Heck, some of them don’t even have shirts on!! Look at these crazy, daring, manly guys. I mean seriously. You have to admire their élan and bravery. They are lean, mean, buidling machines, aren’t they?

Now look at today’s workers doing the same job…

Fat, overweight, puffy-faced, schmoes wearing all sorts of wimpy safety gear. Harnesses, straps, hard hats, dayglow clothing… “oh, help me I’m scared to work up here. Oooo, make me feel all warm and safe inside, won’t you??”

OK, it isn’t that bad. I mean, these guys are still amazing for their intrepid jobs. I sure as hell wouldn’t be caught traipsing around on a 12 inch steel beam 40 thousand feet in the air!

And do I want to go back to the day when every job was so dangerous that you took your life in your hands every single day? No, of course not.

But, I think you see the point I was trying to make.

Look at the first photo. Now THOSE were men. Men doing dangerous work, risking life and limb to build this country from the ground up with an intrepid, derring-do spirit that made this the most powerful nation in the world. Guys like that built the Empire State Building in less than a year, DURING THE DEPRESSION, fer cripes sakes!

Today we can’t get an outhuse built in less than a year and we have to spend millions on regulatory requirements, safety harnesses, hardhats, and gobbeldegook before we slam the first shovel into the dirt.

Hell, it took us 13 years to re-build the World Trade Center!

The wussification of America has proceeded apace since the good ol’ days.

Thanks Democrats.
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Square Mobile Payment Systems Modifies User Agreement to Prohibit Gun-Related Purchases

May 15, 2013 | Filed Under 1st Amendment, 2nd Amendment, Anti-Americanism, Business, Capitalism, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Free Trade, Freedom, Gun Control, Guns, Jobs, Liberals, Liberty, President, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Square Mobile Payment Systems Modifies User Agreement to Prohibit Gun-Related Purchases

-By Warner Todd Huston

Square payment services is one of those new payment applications that merchants can put on a smart phone and, along with the plug-in hardware, is used like a credit card swipe machine to accept payments made by their customers. This month, however, Square has changed its user policy and is now prohibiting merchants from using the service to sell anything firearm related.

The new user agreement has altered its “Your Square Account” section to add a new category for things that Square won’t allow its service to be used for.

The new prohibition reads: “(23) sales of (i) firearms, firearm parts or hardware, and ammunition; or (ii) weapons and other devices designed to cause physical injury.”

This is the next battle for gun owners to fight. Liberals and anti-Constitutionalists continue to lose with efforts to curtail our freedoms via Congress and the courts so they are attacking our credit, banking, and sales sectors attempting to scare them into putting an end to the selling of firearms and firearm related items at the retail level.

Another area of attack comes in the field of investments. Some Democrats and anti-gun zealots are targeting investment firms that hold stock in gun companies. Others are trying to intimidate cities and individuals into pulling investments out of gun companies.
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Feds Killing Off Private Bus Lines Based on Fraudulent Study

May 15, 2013 | Filed Under Bill of Rights, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Chuck Schumer, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Free Trade, Freedom, Jobs, Liberals, Liberty, New York, New York City, Progressives, Regulation, Senate, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | 1 Comment

-By Warner Todd Huston

The story of the coming demise of Chinatown bus lines in New York City is a tale of multiple failures in both government and the media and shows that both have a bias against entrepreneurs that kills new, start up ideas with unfair regulations, faux public advocacy, and dismal reporting.

A “Chinatown buss” was a new idea in the late 90s pioneered by Chinese immigrants in the Big Apple. These were private buses that cruised the streets looking for fares like cabs do, picking customers up at curbside, not having fixed bus stops or routes, and going where ever the customer wanted to go within a defined area of the city. Because they originated in New York’s Chinatown area, they became known as “Chinatown busses.”

Unfortunately, their success led to their downfall when nosey politicians like Senator Chuck Schumer began to take notice of them. Schumer and other New York pols began to call for a crack down on the busses and started looking to hit them with an avalanche of stifling regulations meant to “save lives.”

To assist Schumer in that jobs-killing endeavor the National Transportation Safety Bureau jumped to conduct a “study” of the safety records of Chinatown busses and purported to have found that these busses had a death rate “seven times higher” than that of other services.
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Obama Has ‘No Knowledge’ of ANY of These Scandals? What DOES He Know?

May 14, 2013 | Filed Under ABC, Anti-Americanism, Associated Press, Barack Obama, CBS, CNN, Congress, Conservatives, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Fox News, GOP, Government, IRS, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, MSNBC, NBC, NPR, President, Progressives, Reuters, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Obama Has ‘No Knowledge’ of ANY of These Scandals? What DOES He Know?

Obama and his flapping-mouthed flacks keep saying with each new scandal that President Obama had “no knowledge” of any of these scandals. They claim that others are responsible and he is innocent.

He didn’t know about Benghazi, he didn’t know about the IRS’ attacks on Tea Party groups, he didn’t know of the DOJ’s violation of freedom of the press, he didn’t know… well, apparently he didn’t know of anything.

So… then… what DOES he know? About ANYTHING?


Gov’t Obtains Phone Records of 100 Associated Press Reporters

May 14, 2013 | Filed Under 1st Amendment, Anti-Americanism, Associated Press, Barack Obama, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government, Liberals, President, Progressives, Security/Safety, Warner Todd Huston | 5 Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

In the newest overreach perpetrated by the Obama administration, the Associated Press has discovered that some 100 of its Washington-based reporters have had their phone records–both personal and business–secretly obtained by Eric Holder’s Justice Department.

The AP reports that the phone records were subpoenaed as a result of a DOJ investigation into who inside the government leaked information of a CIA operation that ended up in an AP story from May 7, 2012. But the AP says the requests for phone records went far, far beyond the scope of that investigation.

The records of upwards to 100 reporters covered a two-month period in 2012 and consisted of the main AP office number as well as the shared AP lines in its Washington offices. The government also obtained records for the personal phone lines of several reporters as well as their AP assigned phones.

In a letter of protest, AP President and Chief Executive Officer Gary Pruitt said that the probe could not be justified.
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Soledad O’Brien: You White People Are Afraid of Talking Race

May 14, 2013 | Filed Under Cable, CNN, Democrats/Leftists, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Progressives, Race, TV, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Soledad O’Brien: You White People Are Afraid of Talking Race

-By Warner Todd Huston

Former CNN host Soledad O’Brien recently said how tired she is of white people telling her that her TV shows on race are “too divisive.” In reply she tells white people that they just don’t understand race issues. She also says that only white people ever say that all Americans should consider themselves just Americans.

The recently fired CNN host made these remarks at Harvard University where she was awarded a distinguished visiting fellowship at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education.

O’Brien was critical of “white people” that complained about her shows on race saying, “People would sometimes, when I give speeches, stand up and say, ‘You know I think your black America documentaries is divisive. You know, I think like, you know, listen, we shouldn’t think of ourselves as African-American. We’re Americans and everybody should stop separating themselves out,.”
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Brian Williams’ “Rock Center’ Being Canceled

May 14, 2013 | Filed Under Democrats/Leftists, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, NBC, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Brian Williams’ “Rock Center’ Being Canceled

-By Warner Todd Huston

Due to low ratings, NBC has canceled Rock Center, the evening news program hosted by anchor Brian Williams. The program has only been on the air just over a year.

When the show debuted in October of 2011, it was scheduled for Monday evenings. But ratings never gave the show enough of an anchor to allow it to keep a home for long. Within months it was moved to Wednesday and then to Thursday.

Last year, NBC renewed Rock Center despite its low ratings. In May of 2012 the L.A. Time reported that the show was renewed “despite a dismal ratings performance in its freshman season.”

At the time of last year’s renewal, some network insiders claimed they had so much faith in Rock Center that the move to Thursdays at 10PM was actually a promotion of sorts. But that “faith” seems to have extended the life of the program only a year.

In a memo, NBC Universal News Group chairman Patricia Fili-Krushel praised the staff of the show. “While we’re disappointed with the news, we are very proud of the hard work that the Rock Center team put into the program each week,” she said.
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Optional Medicaid Expansion: Considerations Facing the States

May 14, 2013 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Health, Jobs, Liberals, Medicaid, Medicare, Obamacare, President, Progressives, Regulation, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Optional Medicaid Expansion: Considerations Facing the States

Across the country, state governments have been considering whether to expand Medicaid coverage as envisioned by the Affordable Care Act (ACA or “Obamacare”).

To help break down what’s at stake, a new video—based on a recent study by Mercatus Center scholar Charles Blahous—reviews the key factors states must consider in this complex decision.

View the study and learn more at Mercatus.org.


Sycophancy: MSNBC Host Grovels for Elizabeth Warren’s Autograph… ON the Air!

May 13, 2013 | Filed Under Cable, Democrats/Leftists, Elizabeth Warren, Ethics, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, MSNBC, Progressives, TV, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Sycophancy: MSNBC Host Grovels for Elizabeth Warren’s Autograph… ON the Air!

-By Warner Todd Huston


So, much for unbiased, just-the-facts, journalism over at MSNBC. The Last Word host Lawrence O’Donnell was so star struck when Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren came on his show that he stopped everything in order to get her autograph and did so on the air!

Like a kid meeting his favorite teen rock star, O’Donnell shoved a copy of Warren’s “first bill” across the table slobberingly saying, “if I could just get your autograph on my copy of the first Warren bill… this is very exciting.”

O’Donnell even promised to frame the Xerox copy of the bill as if the “first Warren bill” is a keepsake for the ages.

Not much sycophancy there, eh?

Let’s state the obvious, shall we? Anyone that acts like a love-struck teenaged girl over a mere politician (like MSNBC’s O’Donnell did here) does not belong reporting about them as if they are real reporters.
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Turning Texas Blue: Obama Tours Austin

May 13, 2013 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, GOP, Liberals, President, Progressives, Republicans, Rick Perry, Texas, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Turning Texas Blue: Obama Tours Austin

-By Warner Todd Huston


President Obama recently conducted a “tech tour” of Austin, Texas looking to get more federal money sent to support Austin’s tech boom.

The visit is part of a new campaign Obama is conducting across the country to cajole Congress into adopting some of the economic ideas he offered in his last State of the Union speech and his budget proposal.

In a visit to Applied Materials Inc., Obama said, “We’re poised for a time of progress, if we’re willing to seize it.”

The “it” he wants seized is greater federal spending. Obama has a long history on supporting “green” and tech spending on failed companies like Solyndra, Fisker Motors, and a score of other such bankrupted companies.

The President also warned that if Congress allowed “sequestration” to cut off funds to tech companies and research “We could end up losing our edge” to companies in Asia.
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Obama’s Rogue Union Board Dealt Major Setbacks

May 13, 2013 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Business, Capitalism, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Jobs, Liberals, NLRB, President, Progressives, Regulation, Taxes, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Obama’s Rogue Union Board Dealt Major Setbacks

-By Warner Todd Huston

Upon coming to office, President Obama began using the obscure National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to give big payoffs to unions at the expense of business and to the detriment of our economic recovery but at last his incredible abuse of this agency is under scrutiny.

By and large, NLRB is not one of those Washington agencies that get much notice. In normal times, that wouldn’t be a big deal. The NLRB is a federal agency controlled from the White House that is supposed to act as an unbiased arbiter between the business sector and labor unions, its chief job to write rules to govern how business and labor relate to each other. But since President Obama took office he’s thrown out any pretense of his board being an unbiased arbiter and used this obscure agency to implement all sorts of illicit, union-favoring rules at the expense of business and economic recovery and often in direct violation of what the courts have ruled.

At long last, though, Obama’s NLRB is seeing its assumed powers questioned. The most recent reversal of fortunes occurred on April 7 when the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down the NLRB’s poster rule with U.S. Circuit Judge A. Raymond Randolph ruing that the NLRB had exceeded its legal authority to force over 6 million employers to post signs advertising unions to employees.
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Mom of Slain Son Bids Hillary Clinton a Happy Mother’s Day

May 12, 2013 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Islam, Islamofascism, Jihad, Koran, Liberals, Libya, Mike Huckabee, President, Progressives, Sharia, Terrorism, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Mom of Slain Son Bids Hillary Clinton a Happy Mother’s Day

-By Warner Todd Huston

Pat Smith’s son, Sean, was murdered by terrorists in Benghazi, Libya (9/11/12) thanks to Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama’s negligence. On Sunday, she has a message for Obama and Hillary.

“I want to wish Hillary a Happy Mother’s Day,” Smith said. “She has her child. I don’t have mine because of her.”

Mrs. Smith appeared on the Mike Huckabee show on Sunday, May 12, to deliver her message.

Huckabee asked Smith if she was comforted at all by the Congressional hearings about the attacks.

“Absolutely not. I am still waiting to answers to just about everything,” she said.

Happy Mother’s Day, indeed.
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