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Politico Uses Glenn Beck Against GOP On IRS Protest

June 20, 2013 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Glenn Beck, GOP, IRS, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, President, Progressives, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Politico Uses Glenn Beck Against GOP On IRS Protest

-By Warner Todd Huston

For Politico, the news about the hundreds of Tea Party protestors in Washington DC on Wednesday, June 19, wasn’t so much about why the protesters were upset, but how it affected the “bipartisan approach” to the House IRS probe. And Politico seemed to blame Glenn Beck for the strain.

Politico reported that hundreds of Tea Party supporters took to the U.S. Capitol lawn Wednesday to protest the IRS in a rally sponsored by conservative activist and radio host Glenn Beck, but the Internet newser quickly turned its attention away from the protests and to the House Ways and Means Committee’s IRS probe.

Politico reported that Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) was one of those invited by Beck to address the protest and this, they worried, would “upend the bipartisan approach” to the IRS probe.
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Dissing Erika Harold: Racist Rant Gets GOP Chairman in Hot Water

June 20, 2013 | Filed Under Congress, Elections, GOP, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Race, Republicans, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Dissing Erika Harold: Racist Rant Gets GOP Chairman in Hot Water

-By Warner Todd Huston

Former Miss America, Erika Harold recently announced that she is running to take the 13th Congressional District seat now held by Rodney Davis of Springfield.

So, for the upcoming 2014 mid term elections, Davis has a competitor for the 13th District seat. But one Davis supporter is not happy at all about the competition.

In his zeal to come to the support of Rodney Davis, County Chairman Jim Allen of the Montgomery County GOP made an ass of himself with a racist, email rant slamming Harold as “the love child of the D.N.C.”

The email rant was sent on June 18 and reported by Dough Ibendhal of RepublicanNewsWatch.com.

Here is the full text of the email:
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Public Trust in Newspapers Falls to New Lows

June 19, 2013 | Filed Under ABC, Associated Press, Business, Cable, Capitalism, CBS, CNBC, CNN, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Fox Business Network, Fox News, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, MSNBC, NBC, Newspapers, NPR, PBS, Progressives, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, TV, TV News, Warner Todd Huston, Washington Post | Comments Off on


Public Trust in Newspapers Falls to New Lows

-By Warner Todd Huston

A new poll on newspapers and television news shows that Americans’ confidence in the news industry continues to erode in this era of mass communications, reaching a low not seen since 2007.

The Gallup polling firm finds that trust in newspapers has fallen to 23 percent. This is down from 25 percent in 2012 and 28 percent in 2011.

The previous low was recorded in 2007 when trust in newspapers reached 22 percent.

Trust in newspapers has undergone steady erosion since its 1979 high of 51 percent, Gallup reports.

Television news fares no better in the estimation of those polled by Gallup. Trust in TV news tied that of newspapers with 23 percent saying they trust TV news sources. This is down from a 1993 high of 46 percent–when Gallup first began asking about it.
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Bill Ayers: Obama Should be Tried for War Crimes

June 19, 2013 | Filed Under Afghanistan, al Qaeda, Barack Obama, Democrats/Leftists, Education, Ethics, Islamofascism, Jihad, Liberals, Patriot Act, President, Progressives, Security/Safety, Taliban, Terrorism, Warner Todd Huston, William Ayers | Comments Off on


Bill Ayers: Obama Should be Tried for War Crimes

-By Warner Todd Huston

Former domestic terrorist and liberal educator Bill Ayers may think Obama is a charming and likable but he still thinks he should be tried for war crimes over his drone program and his military campaigns in Afghanistan and other places.

In a continuing video series called the RCP Morning Commute, where well-known Chicagoans and folks in the news take a “morning commute” drive with the Charlie Stone and Tom Bevan of Real Clear Politics, Bill Ayers made his assessment of the Obama presidency. And he wasn’t wholly complimentary.

When asked to grade the President’s term in office, the infamous educator proclaimed Obama’s presidency a failure. “I’d give him a failing grade,” Ayers said.

Ayers went on to say he feels that Obama is a “moderate” and that he campaigned that way so no one should be surprised by the President’s actions in office.
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CBS’s Scott Pelley Thinks Fox News Has Few Viewers

June 19, 2013 | Filed Under ABC, Business, Cable, CBS, CNN, Democrats/Leftists, Fox News, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, MSNBC, NBC, Progressives, TV, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


CBS’s Scott Pelley Thinks Fox News Has Few Viewers

-By Warner Todd Huston

In a recent interview, CBS Evening News host Scott Pelley said that he thinks that Fox News really doesn’t have very many viewers–underestimating the network’s actual ratings by about 90 percent.

Pelley told Deadline Hollywood that Fox might have perhaps as few as “200,000 viewers.”

Deadline asked Pelley what he thought of the cable news outlets that cater to “just one segment of the political spectrum in their reporting.”

“Certainly. It’s no surprise,” Pelley replied. “Fox is associated with the right and MSNBC is associated with the left and they’ve done that because it is a business model. It’s a strategy. They’ve decided to bite off one small part of the viewership and be happy with that 200,000 viewers, 300,000 viewers that they have.”
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IRS To Hire ‘Diversity and Inclusion Specialist’ At $123,758 Salary

June 18, 2013 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government, IRS, Liberals, President, Progressives, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


IRS To Hire ‘Diversity and Inclusion Specialist’ At $123,758 Salary

-By Warner Todd Huston

After repeated scandals, the IRS is looking to hire a new “Diversity and Inclusion Specialist” and is offering a generous $123,758 annual salary plus benefits.

The opening was announced on June 11 and will be advertised until June 24.

According to the description this “diversity” officer will “serve as a change agent to provide strategies, solutions, training, tools, resources and thought leadership on diversity and foster inclusion” as well as “build internal awareness” in the IRS.

This officer will be tasked with hearing and resolving complaints from employees and to “effect minor disciplinary measures, such as warnings and reprimands.” The new position will also assist in creating employee training programs.
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Miss Alabama 2013 Proves American Freedom is Dying

June 17, 2013 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Ben Franklin, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, DOE, Ethics, Founders, Free Speech, Freedom, Government, Liberals, Liberty, Nanny State, President, Progressives, Security/Safety, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Miss Alabama 2013 Proves American Freedom is Dying

-By Warner Todd Huston

Mary Margaret McCord, the dull witted “beauty queen” from Alabama, said during the 2013 Miss USA contest that she’d trade freedom and liberty for safety. This empty-headed twit proves that the liberals have won. We have lost our freedom if people care so little about it that they would trade liberty and freedom for government-sponsored “security.” Our system of mis-education, an edifice so infested with liberals, did this to us all. The liberals are killing America. But conservatives are also at fault here. They are at fault for allowing our educational system to be taken over by the anti-American, hardcore left.

This Ben Franklin axiom is obviously no longer taught in our schools:

“Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”
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Big Three Networks Have Stopped Reporting on IRS Scandal

June 17, 2013 | Filed Under 1st Amendment, ABC, Barack Obama, CBS, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, IRS, Journalism, Media, Media Bias, NBC, President, Progressives, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Big Three Networks Have Stopped Reporting on IRS Scandal

-By Warner Todd Huston

Apparently the Big Three TV networks have decided that the IRS intimidation scandal is over and it seems that reporting on the issue has disappeared from the airwaves.

When the story first broke after IRS official Lois Lerner admitted that the taxing agency had unfairly targeted conservatives and Tea Party groups seeking a tax status, the Big Three jumped into the story with both feet. But now, only a month later, coverage of the matter has slowed to a trickle.

A new review by the Media Research Center of the first month of coverage of the IRS scandal shows that three quarters of the stories hit in the first two weeks after the news broke.

MRC analysts reviewed each of the morning and evening newscasts on ABC, CBS and NBC from May 10 through June 12 (ABC’s World News, Good Morning America, CBS’s Evening News and This Morning, and NBC’s Nightly News and Today show), and found 127 full stories, interviews or anchor briefs that focused on the IRS scandal. Analysts determined that 76 percent of the IRS stories were aired within the first two weeks, while 24 percent of the stories arrived in the latter period, a huge drop-off.

MRC found that CBS hit the story the most (49 stories), while NBC came in second (at 44), with ABC brining up the tail (with 34).

Finally, during the week of June 10, only one mention of the scandal was heard anywhere on network TV.
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White House: Obama’s $100 Million Africa Trip is ‘Great Bang for our Buck’

June 17, 2013 | Filed Under Africa, Barack Obama, Budget, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Liberals, President, Progressives, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


White House: Obama’s $100 Million Africa Trip is ‘Great Bang for our Buck’

-By Warner Todd Huston

After questions arose over the $100 million price tag of the President’s trip to Africa, the White House defended the costs claiming that the expenditure offers the nation “great bang for our buck.”

After saying that the White House doesn’t determine the costs of travel and security, deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes said that the visits to these little noticed parts of the world would be good exposure for the United States.

“Frankly, there will be a great bang for our buck for being in Africa, because when you travel to regions like Africa that don’t get a lot of presidential attention, you can have very long-standing and long-running impact from the visit,” Rhodes said in The Hill newspaper.

Rhodes said that ignoring Africa is ceding leadership to others in the region.
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Jihawg Ammo: Anti-Islam Pork Covered Ammunition

June 16, 2013 | Filed Under 2nd Amendment, Constitution, Guns, Islam, Islamofascism, Koran, Religion, Sharia, Terrorism, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Jihawg Ammo: Anti-Islam Pork Covered Ammunition

-By Warner Todd Huston

You know the claim, right? Islamic terrorists don’t allow any sort of pork products to come near them. Well, one ammunition company is taking advantage of that religious tenet by making bullets dipped in pork-infused paint. They say that since radical Islamists don’t like pork, these bullets may deter terrorism.

The ammunition company, Jihawg Ammo, says that their goal is to turn the tables on the radicals.

“We at Jihawg Ammo hope you will stock up on Jihawg as a natural deterrent to the ever growing threat of radical Islam and Sharia Law. We, however, stress that the nullifying principle of our product is only effective if you are attacked by an Islamist in Jihad. Otherwise, our ammo functions just like any other ammunition so we obviously insist upon defensive use of our ammo only-not offensive.”

It is a nice, kitschy way to sell a product, of course, but the fact is Islam is quite a bit more flexible than that.
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Happy Father’s Day, Everyone

June 16, 2013 | Filed Under Holiday, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Happy Father’s Day, Everyone







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Sarah Palin Calls Bill Maher Out for Calling Son Trig a ‘Retard’

June 15, 2013 | Filed Under Cable, Children, Conservatives, Democrats/Leftists, Entertainment, Ethics, Health, Liberals, Media Bias, Mental Health, Progressives, TV, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Sarah Palin Calls Bill Maher Out for Calling Son Trig a ‘Retard’

-By Warner Todd Huston


Don’t poke the Mamma Bear!

Sarah Palin is getting back on track as an outspoken commentator on the news and her first step back in the spotlight is to slam so-called comedian Bill Maher for calling her son, Trig, a “retard” in his “comedy” act.

Palin has recently re-signed as a Fox News commentator after having let her contract lapse in January of 2013, likely with an eye toward having a voice in the upcoming 2014 midterm election cycle.

But elections were far from her mind after she discovered that so-called comedian Bill Maher was going around calling her Down’s Syndrome child a “retard.”

Palin heard about Maher’s calumny from a piece in the Daily Caller by Ron Furtell titled, “Why I Heckled Bill Maher.”

Furtell had gone with friends to see Maher’s stand up routine in Las Vegas last week and took issue with the “comedy” Maher was dishing out.

Furtell noted that he has a special needs son and when Maher started calling Palin’s son, Trig, a “retard,” the writer couldn’t take it in silence. He heckled Maher and was dutifully ushered out the door by security.

After Furtell published his Daily Caller piece, Sarah Palin also had a thing or two to say about Maher’s nonsense.

Palin took to Twitter, as she is wont to do, and slammed Maher twice.

It is always interesting to note that these extremist liberals are always the first ones to chastise people for calling names until it is a conservative they want to attack. Then the name calling runs fast and thick.

That isn’t the first ime he’s attacked a special needs child. Here is another example of this creep’s “work”…
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Journalist’s Twitter Fight Club

June 15, 2013 | Filed Under Blogging, Computers, Conservatives, Democrats/Leftists, Inernet, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, New Media, Progressives, Technology, Twitter, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Journalist’s Twitter Fight Club

-By Warner Todd Huston

If you are a Twitter user you know without question that the social media service often becomes little else but a massive fight club with lots of name calling and foul language and a survey of the Twitter accounts of some well-known journalists and media types shows that they are just as prone to the fight club mentality as everyone else.

Fishbowl DC put together an amusing survey of the Twitter feeds of ten journalists and warns that they are “10 Journos You Don’t Want to Fight on Twitter.”

Included on the list are two Breitbart scrappers, John Nolte and Matthew Boyle. But also appearing are The Washington Post’s Jenifer Rubin, Mediaite’s Tommy Christopher, Politico’s Glenn Thrush, CNN’s Jake Tapper, and several others.

The back and forth is hot and heavy with Commentary’s John Podhoretz calling “total horseshit” on Ben Smith from BuzzFeed, Wonkette publisher Rebecca Schoenkopf calling Red State’s Eric Erickson a “pussy,” CNN’s Jake Tapper essentially calling someone a liar, Breitbart’s Boyle slamming Ashley Judd for her bad grammar… it’s a veritable playground rumble out there.

The fur is flying on a daily basis and if you follow many of the nation’s top writers and media personalities you’ll see. As Fishbowl DC warns, “if you take some of them on, you [sic] doing so at your own risk.”

Now time to go slag Fishbowl DC for its bad grammar…. Boyle, you up for this?
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Happy Flag Day, 2013

June 14, 2013 | Filed Under Flag day, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Happy Flag Day, 2013


Activism, Not Journalism? Radical Filmmaker Laura Poitras Shares Washington Post Byline on NSA Story

June 14, 2013 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, DOJ, Ethics, FBI, Government, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Newspapers, NSA, President, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston, Washington Post | Comments Off on


Activism, Not Journalism? Radical Filmmaker Laura Poitras Shares Washington Post Byline on NSA Story

-By Warner Todd Huston

The Washington Post recently made waves with a story on the National Security Agency’s domestic data mining project “Prism,” but interestingly one of the co-authors of the article is a radical, left-wing filmmaker who has been a loud critic of U.S. counterterrorism policies.

The article, “U.S., British intelligence mining data from nine U.S. Internet companies in broad secret program,” authored by former Post writer Barton Gellman and filmmaker Laura Poitras, is a bold expose of the NSA’s domestic surveillance program.

While Gellman is certainly to be considered a “journalist,” Poitras is more of an activist who has quite a history of criticizing the United States since the attacks on September 11, 2001. She has, for instance, called the detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba an “illegal” prison and has called treatment of suspects “legalized torture.”

It is clear that she is an activist, not a journalist. Yet nonetheless here we see the Post giving her a byline on a straight news story.
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Obama Claims He Doesn’t Want to ‘Tax All Businesses Out of Business’

June 13, 2013 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Elections, Ethics, Free Trade, Government, Jobs, Liberals, President, Progressives, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Obama Claims He Doesn’t Want to ‘Tax All Businesses Out of Business’

-By Warner Todd Huston

During a recent fundraiser, President Obama told an audience that he and the Democrats don’t want to tax all business out of business. He also said he doesn’t believe in “top down” government.

The President made these comments at a private residence in Palo Alto, California during a Democratic Senatorial campaign fundraiser in the first week of June.

“I know that there are a few Republicans here in the audience,” he said to those gathered. “If you talk to us, it turns out, you know, we’re pretty common-sense folks.”

“We don’t think government can do everything. We don’t think that top-down solutions are the right way to go. We believe in the free market. We believe in a light touch when it comes to regulations. We don’t want to tax all businesses out of business. But we do think that there’s a role to play for government.”

Barack Obama has made this claim many times on the hustings, but his actions have often been at odds with this campaign rhetoric.
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California Police Dept. Asks Postmen, Garbage Collectors to Help Spot Crime

June 13, 2013 | Filed Under Budget, California, Democrats/Leftists, Jobs, Liberals, Police, Progressives, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


California Police Dept. Asks Postmen, Garbage Collectors to Help Spot Crime

-By Warner Todd Huston

The police department in Antioch, California is so short handed it has taken the unusual step of asking mail carriers and garbage men to help them fight crime by becoming their eyes and ears on the street.

In the small town, employees of the local garbage collection service, Republic Services Inc., and letter carriers of the U.S. Postal Service have been given special tips on how to spot crime on the streets. Police have dubbed the program, “We’re Looking Out For You,” and hope to add more eyes to their force to keep the town’s 105,000 residents safe

Workers in the two separate fields will be given training and laminated cards with a list of questions intended to sharpen their powers of observation. The cards also have the department’s non-emergency phone number on them so that garbage collectors and mailmen can report anything they might see as they go about their daily business.
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New Film ‘The Purge’ A Slam on NRA, Tea Party Movement

June 12, 2013 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Entertainment, Ethics, Hollywood, Liberals, Movies, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


New Film ‘The Purge’ A Slam on NRA, Tea Party Movement

-By Warner Todd Huston

The new Ethan Hawke thriller The Purge was number one at the box office during its opening weekend, but critics are slamming the film for its thinly veiled commentary against the National Rifle Association, Sarah Palin, and Tea Party groups.

The plot brings moviegoers to the near future where in 2022 a new regime has come to America. The “New Founders” have taken over the country and practically eliminated unemployment, crime, and want.

One of the ways this new political movement has brought on such an idyllic society is to allow one night a year when any and all violence, even murder, is legal. Citizens are allowed to “purge” their basest tendencies during that one lawless night.

The whole premise takes quite a lot of suspension of disbelief. If it were that easy to shut off human nature for 364 days a year, why not shut it off for that last one? But director James DeMonaco was more interested in social commentary than logic. And his hope was to purge the NRA, the Tea Party, Sarah Palin, and conservatives.
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NY Times Talks Up NSA’s Expertise

June 12, 2013 | Filed Under 1st Amendment, Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Bill of Rights, CIA, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, DOJ, Ethics, Government, Liberals, Nanny State, NSA, President, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


NY Times Talks Up NSA’s Expertise

-By Warner Todd Huston

In a story that reads like a gushing profile article on an exciting new business venture, The New York Times reported on the vast growth and technological advancement of the National Security Agency’s data mining capabilities.

The June 8 piece titled, “How the U.S. Uses Technology to Mine More Data More Quickly,” is filled with seemingly positive comments on the NSA’s new advancements, longer reach, and secret operations. There’s barely a hint of the sort of condemnation the paper was filled with during the Bush years when outcries against “domestic spying” were all the rage.

The Times says NSA’s capabilities are built on a “revolution in software technology,” and is “undergoing rapid expansion in order to exploit the mountains of new data being created each day.”
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LA Times Pushes ‘Gun’ Angle Instead of Mental Illness on Santa Monica Shooter Story

June 12, 2013 | Filed Under 2nd Amendment, Constitution, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government, Gun Control, Guns, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Newspapers, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


LA Times Pushes ‘Gun’ Angle Instead of Mental Illness on Santa Monica Shooter Story

-By Warner Todd Huston

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that the 24-year-old Santa Monica shooter had a history of mental illness but leads a June 9 story with the claim of an “unnamed source” who said that the killer had a “fascination with guns.”

In the Times report the story about killer John Zawahri leads with two paragraphs detailing the claims of this unnamed source, but the spends many more paragraphs discussing his mental health problems and run-ins with the law.

It is interesting that the paper leads with this claim when there is far more evidence of Zawahri’s run-ins with the police in the past, his reputation as a young man with an explosive temper, and his undefined mental problems.

Yet the paper quotes an unnamed person said to be familiar with the murderer and his family who feels he had “a fascination with guns.” This unnamed person also claims that many people were worried about Zawahri’s gun fixation and also wondered where he got the money for the firearms.

But the Times finds that Zawahri had a history of emotional problems. He was upset over his parents divorce and police had been called to his family home in 2006 over an incident of domestic violence.
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Economics 101 For Young People: How Big Government Undermines Your Future

June 11, 2013 | Filed Under Budget, Business, Capitalism, Economy/Finances, Jobs, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Economics 101 For Young People: How Big Government Undermines Your Future

This mini-documentary from the Center for Freedom and Prosperity Foundation highlights the devastating impact that big government has on America’s youth, who are ironically also its strongest champions.

Four major challenges facing today’s youth: 1) High youth unemployment, 2) Unreasonable healthcare burdens, 3) Poor returns from Social Security, and 4) burgeoning student loan debt. www.freedomandprosperity.org.


Paul Krugman: ‘We Are Kind of an Authoritarian Surveillance State’

June 11, 2013 | Filed Under Barack Obama, CIA, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, DOJ, Ethics, FBI, Government, Homeland Security, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, NSA, President, Progressives, Security/Safety, The New York Times, Transparency, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Paul Krugman: ‘We Are Kind of an Authoritarian Surveillance State’

-By Warner Todd Huston

Liberal economist and leading modern Keynesian, Paul Krugman of The New York Times, has been one of Barack Obama’s biggest cheerleaders, but suddenly he is a bit down on the Obama administration saying that he is afraid that the country is becoming an “authoritarian surveillance state.”

With a mounting list of scandals from government-sponsored intimidation of the President’s political enemies, to surveillance of reporters, to a growing list of communications companies allowing government intelligence agencies access to all of our personal phone calls, Internet searches, and text messages, this must be a confusing time for the President’s most ardent supporters. Krugman’s reaction here is an example of that turning of the head.

For Krugman, with latest news about the massive collection of data on everyday Americans he sees the United States of America drifting toward authoritarianism.

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House Defeats Bill to House Terror Detainees in U.S. Prisons

June 11, 2013 | Filed Under al Qaeda, Congress, Constitution, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, DOJ, Ethics, Government, Homeland Security, House of Representatives, Islamofascism, Jihad, Liberals, Muslim Brotherhood, Patriot Act, Policy, President, Progressives, Taliban, Terrorism, Warner Todd Huston | 1 Comment

-By Warner Todd Huston

Once again Democrats tried to get a bill passed in the House of Representatives to fund an expansion of U.S. prisons in order to house terror suspects in the U.S. heartland instead of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. As in years previous, however, the measure was defeated.

On June 4 the House shot down an amendment introduced by Representative Jim Moran (D, Vir.) to the military construction spending bill (H.R. 2216) that would have allowed the move.

Moran’s amendment would have struck out language that prevented the construction funds from going to any U.S. prison in order to house detainees now housed at Guantanamo. Moran insisted that the “best place” for accused terrorists is right here in the United States.

“The best place for them to be housed and then tried is in the United States,” Rep. Moran said. “The continuance of the Guantánamo Bay facility represents an immediate security threat to the United States because it is a rallying cry and a recruitment tool for our enemy.”

Moran’s amendment went down to defeat in a 170-254 vote. Every Republican except one voted against the amendment and the Democrats voted 169-25 in favor.
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Obama’s Intelligence Agency Looking to Hire ‘Digital Exploitation Specialist’

June 11, 2013 | Filed Under 1st Amendment, Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, CIA, Constitution, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, FBI, Government, Liberals, NSA, Patriot Act, President, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Obama’s Intelligence Agency Looking to Hire ‘Digital Exploitation Specialist’

-By Warner Todd Huston

The National Security Agency (NSA) has been in the spotlight since news broke that the agency has been collecting massive amounts of data from everyday Americans and with some of the worst timing ever, the NSA is now advertising for new employees for positions as “Digital Exploitation Specialists.”

According to the NSA job description, the duties of the job are to “perform discovery and target technology analysis of digital network and mobile communications.”

The job opening was advertised on Twitter on June 6.

Just as the agency is under suspicion of being the biggest domestic spies in American history, the agency posts job openings for even more such people. This only days before an NSA whistleblower came forward to detail what many is proof of the over zealousness of the spy agency.

And as millions of Americans are losing their jobs, their insurance benefits, or finding their career stagnate in paralysis, the NSA seems to have a pretty sweet starting salary range for these Digital Exploitation Specialists. They’ll be making between $42,209 and $81,204 annually.
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California’s New Cigarette Tax Plan Would Embolden Dangerous Criminals

June 11, 2013 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Business, California, Capitalism, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Free Trade, Jobs, Liberals, Progressives, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


California’s New Cigarette Tax Plan Would Embolden Dangerous Criminals

-By Warner Todd Huston

Democrat State Senator Kevin De Leon has introduced a plan to hike cigarette taxes (SB 768 ) in order to pay for more state spending. But this idea is nothing new and has been defeated several times before. Even law enforcement has been against these tax hikes because such plans embolden dangerous criminals

States with high tobacco taxes like New York have reported higher levels of black-market smuggling, a big source of money for gangs and organized crime. By one 2011 estimate three of every five cigarettes smoked in the Empire State was purchased illegally.

Increasing tobacco taxes in California–especially at the extreme rate proposed by De Leon–will bring the same type of crime as that experienced in New York.

But this question has been dealt with by law enforcement in California in the past.

Law enforcement has identified trafficking of black market cigarette sales as a growing problem that costs California hundreds of millions a year in lost tax revenues which is one of the reasons why the LA Deputy Sheriffs opposed higher cigarette taxes in the past.
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CNN Criticized for Celebrating Palestinian Terrorist

June 10, 2013 | Filed Under Anti-Semitism, CNN, Democrats/Leftists, Israel, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Palestinians, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


CNN Criticized for Celebrating Palestinian Terrorist

-By Warner Todd Huston

CNN is drawing criticism for a feature story on a Palestinian soccer player who is in the news for boycotting Israel. The cable network is being criticized because its glowing treatment of the Palestinian protester neglects to mention that he is a member of the terror group Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ). In fact, the piece seems to reject any claim that he is a member of the group.

CNN’s fawning treatment of Palestinian soccer player Mahmoud Sarsak begins with sympathetic descriptions of his hunger strike against Israeli authorities.

The piece then goes on to give Sarsak the space to complain about how the professional soccer league, the UEFA, has decided to hold its latest tournament in Israel, allowed him to discuss his (failed) boycotting efforts, and then went into a long, one-sided description of the “abuse” Sarsak claims he suffered at the hands of the Israelis while under arrest for suspicion of links to terror groups.

The long CNN piece is reported entirely from the soccer player’s perspective and readers would be excused for going away from the piece imagining that Sarsak is innocent of Israel’s charges that he is a member of any terror group. The piece paints Sarak as a victim.
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Susan Rice Gets Pass While Media Discounted Condi Rice

June 10, 2013 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Condi Rice, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, George W. Bush, GOP, Government, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Newspapers, President, Progressives, Republicans, State Department, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Susan Rice Gets Pass While Media Discounted Condi Rice

-By Warner Todd Huston

Noah Rothman recently did an excellent job detailing what the progressive media said about Condoleeza Rice when George W. Bush appointed her as his Secretary of State in 2005. Rothman noted how the media dismissed Condi Rice as merely a “friend” of Bush and otherwise made it seem as if her appointment was just a payoff for loyalty instead of the appointment of a qualified person. In contrast, Obama’s appointment of Susan Rice as his national security advisor is not being so quickly dismissed by that same media establishment.

Rothman quoted a series of members of the media from 2005 dismissing Condi rather spectacularly as having received her nomination simply because of the “loyalty” factor.

Inter Press Service Washington Bureau Chief Jim Lobe, for instance, said that Condi was appointed “as much for her fierce personal loyalty to Bush as for her own foreign-policy views.”

Christian Science Monitor diplomacy correspondent Howard LaFranchi complained that Condi’s appointment meant that “no fresh new voices will be challenging White House thinking or offering debating points in policy discussions.”

The New York Times ravaged the appointment as an example of “friends of George” being foisted on Washington.
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PC Beauty: Miss World Ditches Bikinis for Less Revealing Sarongs

June 10, 2013 | Filed Under Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Indonesia, Islam, Koran, PCism, Religion, Sharia, Society/Culture, Warner Todd Huston, Western Civilization | Comments Off on


PC Beauty: Miss World Ditches Bikinis for Less Revealing Sarongs

-By Warner Todd Huston

Bowing to pressure from its Muslim host country, the Miss World beauty pageant has announced that it will axe its famous bikinis and replace them with the traditional Indonesian sarong.

In this year’s contest the more than 130 contestants will be sporting the traditional longer sarongs worn in Bali instead of the revealing, sexy bikinis that have always been part of the competition, pageant officials have decided.

The contest will be held on September 28 on the resort island of Bali and in Sentul, areas near the Indonesian capital of Jakarta. Indonesia is the world’s most populous Muslin nation.

“There will no bikini in this year’s Miss World pageant to respect our traditional customs and values,” Adjie S. Soeratmadjie of the RCTI, the official broadcaster and local organizer, told media outlets.
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NYT Changes Editorial to Soften Its Own Criticism of Obama

June 8, 2013 | Filed Under 1st Amendment, Barack Obama, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Newspapers, President, Progressives, The New York Times, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


NYT Changes Editorial to Soften Its Own Criticism of Obama

-By Warner Todd Huston

On the afternoon of June 6, Breitbart correspondent Ben Shapiro marveled at how harshly President Obama was treated in an editorial by The New York Times, but as the day wore on, the paper went back and altered its editorial to soften its own criticism of the President.

As Shapiro noted,

“Mr. Obama is proving the truism that the executive will use any power it is given and very likely abuse it,” writes the Times editorial board. “There is every reason to believe the federal government has been collecting every bit of information about every American’s phone calls except the words actually exchanged in those calls …. Essentially, the administration is saying that without any individual suspicion of wrongdoing, the government is allowed to know who Americans are calling every time they make a phone call, for how long they talk and from where.”

The Times editorial board noted, “The administration has now lost all credibility.”

But later, after publication, the Times quietly changed that criticism.
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Report: Obama Won’t Fire Holder

June 8, 2013 | Filed Under 1st Amendment, Associated Press, Barack Obama, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Eric Holder, Ethics, IRS, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, President, Progressives, Taxes, Tea Party, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Report: Obama Won’t Fire Holder

-By Warner Todd Huston

Calls have been coming from all across the political spectrum for President Obama to fire U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. But some reports now are presuming that Obama simply won’t do it and that AG Holder will weather yet another firestorm of controversy.

On June 5, The Hill noted that “dark skies” are getting brighter for Holder and that Holder will “survive the latest storm threatening his tenure.”

For evidence, the Washington-based paper pointed out the fact that Eric Holder was right there this week when President Obama put forth three new nominations for federal judgeships, a sort of thumb to the eye of Holders detractors. The White House also reiterated its support of the embattled Holder showing that there doesn’t seem to be any urgency to dump the AG.

The Hill’s analysis seems to echo what Politico wrote some weeks ago when they proclaimed Eric Holder to be untouchable.
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