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Ill. Sen. Dave Syverson is an Example of Why the Ill. GOP is a Miserable Failure

November 12, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Bruce Rauner, Budget, Business, Chicago, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, Government, Ill. County, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Jobs, Liberals, President, Progressives, Republicans, Senate, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Only days after the 2014 election that gave Illinois a new business-minded, tax-cutting Republican as its new Governor, Illinois State Senator and nominal Republican Dave Syverson gave us all a perfect example of why the Illinois GOP is such a crashing failure when he chirped up that he’d love to make the “temporary” state income tax hike permanent, BEFORE the new Governor even gets a chance to take office.

The 2014 midterm elections were a sharp rebuke to a nation of big spending, big government Democrats that have destroyed state budgets, the American healthcare industry, and engorged government in every corner of the nation. This wave election even affected deep blue Illinois as an insurgent first-time Republican candidate beat a thoroughly entrenched Democrat incumbent.

One of the reasons that new Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner beat Democrat Pat Quinn is because Rauner ran on his outsider status, his business acumen, and his promises to cut taxes and get the state back from the brink of collapse. Rauner promised to change the absolute fact that Illinois is the worst state in the country in every single measure of what makes a successful state.
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After Six Years Obama Adviser Valerie Jarrett Being Targeted By Media

November 11, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Chicago, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, Foreign Policy, Government, Government Corruption, Journalism, Liberals, Media Bias, Nanny State, President, Progressives, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

After the shellacking that President Obama received at the hands of voters in the midterm elections, his chief advisor, Valerie Jarrett is finally in the hot seat. Over the weekend, two articles attacked her as all that is wrong with the White House with one piece slamming her the “Obama whisperer” and another one flat out advising Obama to fire her.

Jarrett has been with the Obamas since their beginning in Chicago and has become the President’s spokesperson, closest adviser, and, some say, the real decision-maker in the White House.

This ultimate insider has been criticized by conservatives for years, but now it seems even liberals have about had enough of her.

For years many have been afraid to cross her–and for good reason–but with this political drubbing, it looks like at least a few in the media have finally decided to speak up in opposition to Jarrett’s iron fisted rule behind the scenes.
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Obamacare Architect Celebrates the Lack of Transparency in Obama’s Health Care Law: ‘Stupidity of American Voters’

November 10, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Capitalism, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Health, Insurance, Jobs, Liberals, Nanny State, Obamacare, President, Progressives, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

In a revisited interview, the architect of Obamacare is seen saying that the lack of transparency in the President’s healthcare law is a feature not a problem. After all, if you rubes could figure it out, you’d really understand what an un-American mess Obamacare is. Obamacare is a total mess, a Gordian Knot that cannot be cut through by mortal men. And it was made that way on purpose.

The interview in question was of Romneycare and Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber from October of last year. In the video taped interview, Gruber is seen noting that the lack of transparency in Obamacare is really a good thing.
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Some State Democrats Abandoning Party, Switching to Republican

November 9, 2014 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, House of Representatives, Liberals, Missouri, President, Progressives, Republicans, Senate, Warner Todd Huston, West Virginia | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Thus far at least four Democrats have already jumped the sinking Democrat ship to become Republicans and in one case it gave the GOP a majority control of a state senate since the 1930s.

The first to jump parties was West Virginia State Senator Daniel Hall. The Wyoming County Senator announced the day after the midterm elections that he was switching his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican because, he said, most of his constituents are Republican and he felt he wasn’t serving their interests as a Democrat.

The WV senate was split 17-17 and Hall’s jump gave the WV GOP control of the state senate for the first time since the 1930s.
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Despite Rabble-Rousers Urging Ferguson Citizens to Vote, Few Bothered

November 8, 2014 | Filed Under Al Sharpton, Barack Obama, Constitution, Courts, Crime, Democracy, Democrats/Leftists, Education, Elections, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Journalism, Law, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, MSNBC, Police State, President, Progressives, Regulation, The Law, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

After months of rioting, one of the main themes that many left-wing rabble-rousers have been pushing on residents of Ferguson is to register to vote so that they can “change” their local government. But despite all the rhetoric, few Ferguson residents bothered to vote last Tuesday.

A big criticism of Ferguson, Missouri’s government is that there are “too many white people” in it. Activists have maintained that only a slate full of black candidates can properly govern the largely black population of the city. So, to throw out the few whites on the council, activists have urged citizens to register to vote and usher in a utopian black government.

But despite all the caterwauling of activists, it appears that Ferguson residents still weren’t motivated very much to go register and vote.
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Obama’s Sec. of Education Says Taxpayer Funded Pre-School is a Civil Right

November 7, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Bill of Rights, Budget, Chicago, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, DOE, Education, Entitlements, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Jobs, Liberals, President, Progressives, Public School, Rights, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Obama’s Secretary of Education, Chicago operative Arne Duncan, is hoping to make taxpayer funded, universal pre-school a “civil right.”

During comments made in Los Angeles at the LA Universal Preschool forum on Oct. 21, Chicago hack Arne Duncan said that universal pre-school was a “social movement” that was “just like” the civil rights movement.

“At the end of the day for me this is really a social movement,” Duncan said of taxpayer-funded pre-school.

“If you look at social movements, we all celebrate what happened in the 1960’s. The civil rights movement was extraordinarily powerful, life transforming, earth shattering. But the question I have is, why didn’t the civil rights movement happen in the 50’s or the 40’s or 30’s or 20’s?” he said.
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Obamacare Voters & Gang of Eight Immigration Senators Saw Big Losses on Tuesday

November 6, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Congress, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Elections, Ethics, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, Health, Immigration/Immigrants, Insurance, Jobs, Liberals, Medicaid, Mexico, Nanny State, Obamacare, President, Progressives, Regulation, Senate, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

If you are a US Senator that supported Obamacare and/or one who supported the vaunted “Gang of Eight” senators who were seeking immigration compromise you are preparing for a long retirement back home in most cases because voters threw you out on your ear.

All these Democrats have been sacrificed on the altar of Obama.

First of all, you’ll recall that back in 2013 a group of eight US Senators got together supposedly to buck the gridlock and come to a compromise on immigration. The media loved these guys and hailed them as all that is good about Washington.
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Even in Blue Illinois the GOP Wave of 2014 Had an Impact, But The State is STILL A Major Failure

November 5, 2014 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Bruce Rauner, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, Government, Ill. County, Illinois State Government, John Cullerton, Liberals, Michael Madigan, Pat Quinn, President, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

The Republicans bumped up their gains in the Senate and the House of Representatives and also gained in Governor’s mansions across the nation and even deep, deep blue Illinois was affected by this GOP wave. But even with these few bright spots, Illinois is the worst state in the union on every level.

But, yes, last night there were some bright spots. First of all, two Democrats lost their seats in the House of Representatives.

In the 10th District over in Lake County, Robert Dold re-took the seat he lost in 2012 when Democrat Brad Schneider knocked him out. Schneider rode Obama’s coat tails into the House in the big 2012 Democrat sweep.

Dold endured a vicious campaign full of lies launched by Schneider and the Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee. The Democrats claimed Dold was a “Tea Party” extremist and a major anti-abortion activist and neither are true.

But the shocker was the 12th District race where State Rep, Mike Bost just slammed Democrat incumbent Bill Enyart by a wide margin. I don’t think anyone had this major upset on their radar here in Illinois. Enyart only got one term and was ushered into office in 2012 along with the 10th District’s Schneider.

But the biggest upset is the race for Governor in the Land of Lincoln.
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Michelle Obama Out Right Lies About Illinois ‘Leading’ in Job Creation, Media Silent

November 4, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government Corruption, House of Representatives, Jobs, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Michelle Obama, Nanny State, President, Progressives, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

A few days ago, First Lady Michelle Obama was in Southern Illinois and during her speech she noted that Illinois leads the nation in job creation. This is a flat out lie. Not just political spin, but based solely on statistics, a straight out lie. And where was the media? Practically silent.

Obama was in Illinois to stump for Democrat Congresswoman Cheri Bustos who we hope is beaten by Republican candidate Bobby Schilling in the Illinois 17th District.

According to the Quad City Times, Obama praised Illinois for being a job creator saying, “”And we are here to keep this state in the right direction. And this state is leading the nation in job creation.”
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New Anti-Media Campaign Debuts in North Carolina to Defeat Kay Hagan

November 3, 2014 | Filed Under 1st Amendment, Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Congress, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Journalism, Media, Media Bias, Nanny State, President, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

An interesting new TV ad campaign that targets the left-wing media instead of just a political party or candidate has begun in North Carolina as Election Day bears down upon the nation.

The TV spot is ostensibly an ad asking voters to defeat Democrat incumbent Senator Kay Hagan, but the main message is anti-Old media as opposed to strictly anti-Kay Hagan.

A similar ad is running in New Mexico and both are sponsored by a PAC named the Conservatism War Chest. The PAC’s spokesman, Mike Flynn, notes that conservatives can’t win until the media is defeated. (Disclosure: I’ve known Mike for years and have worked with him at Bretbart.com. But I’ve never discussed this effort with him.)

“Conservatives can never gain final victory until they confront the problem of news organizations who are the real opposition party in America,” Flynn said. “This content-heavy spot puts before the public case studies that establish these organizations as partisan not journalistic organizations that are dedicated to activism, not the fearless pursuit of the truth.”

Here is how the PAC explains its efforts:
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UNPRECEDENTED: Obama Orders Insurance Industry to Withhold New Prices Until AFTER Midterm Elections

November 2, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Congress, Constitution, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, Health, Insurance, Liberals, Obamacare, President, Progressives, Republicans, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Barack Obama is again playing political games with our health insurance industry and has turned in another underhanded move against it by forcing insurance carriers, brokers and agents to withhold their 2015 prices until after the 2014 midterm elections are over all so that the news of higher prices won’t hurt Democrats on Election Day.

This means that customers looking to get new insurance or those wishing to scout new policies to see if they can get a better deal are not able to shop for insurance.

Before we get into that, though, millions of new cancellations will be hitting on January 1, 2015. Much of this news has gone under the radar as Democrats and their lapdog media are keeping this as quiet as possible.

There is also something different with these cancellations, something that has never happened before in the healthcare insurance industry. Past practice has always been that the next year’s new rates are released 60 days before the first day of the next year. But Obama has mandated that companies hold back on that normal practice so that he can shield Democrats at the polls.

Here is how insurance agent C. Steven Tucker explained it this weekend:

This year, for the first time in 20 years I can not even quote a replacement product because Barack Obama has issued a GAG ORDER to the health insurance industry instructing them not to disclose their January 2015 health insurance rates until after the mid-term elections. This is unprecedented. Normally health insurance premiums are released for public viewing 60 days before the January 1st effective date. Where are the reports on these cancellations and the gag order from NBC, ABC, CBS and CNN? The only news organization that I am aware of that has reported on any of this is the Fox News channel. I can guarantee you one thing, not one of my clients who received a cancellation notice is voting Democrat on Tuesday.

This is once again proof that healthcare is not about health for this most corrupt president in American history. It is politics all the way through for this man.

Your health doesn’t matter to Barack Obama. He cares only about what political benefit he can get from taking over our healthcare industry.

It is also proof that the health of Americans does not interest the news media, either. All they care about is how they can help Democrats.

But this is just a small example of what happens when you allow government to take over an industry like this. It stops being about what ever the industry is supposed to be about and becomes a mere political tool.

Finally, let us point out something else that is glaringly obvious. The GOP is in on this game. After all, you haven’t heard a word about this from any GOP candidate have you? They are clearly running interference for Obama on this by staying silent.
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Obamacare Funds Being Used to Push Amnesty for Illegals

November 1, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Congress, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, DREAM Act, Economy/Finances, Entitlements, Ethics, Government Corruption, Health, Immigration/Immigrants, Law, Liberals, Mexico, Nanny State, Obamacare, President, Progressives, Regulation, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Obamacare was supposed to be about getting healthcare for those Americans–I emphasize, Americans–who fell through the system and were un-insured. But, like all government programs, it has failed to do what it set out to do. Worse, now we find healthcare dollars being used to push amnesty for illegals.

Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) recently demanded to know why Obamacare money is going to a campaign to push amnesty. Smith wrote a letter to House Appropriations Chair Harold Rogers (R-KY) and demanded that the program be defunded.

Smith points to a $15 million grant hidden in Obamacare’s Prevention and Public Health Fund given to the California Endowment, a purported healthcare agency in the Golden State.
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US Sec of State John Kerry Says America Caused all the World’s Problems

October 31, 2014 | Filed Under Afghanistan, Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government Corruption, History, Iraq, Liberals, Policy, President, Progressives, Security/Safety, State Department, Syria, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Well, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is proving that he is a good anti-American liberal. In a recent comment he noted that all the world’s problems were cause by the USA.

Kerry was speaking at the Washington Ideas Forum on October 30 and said that the world was “complicated” and made worse by the “worst stereotypes” perpetrated by the United States.

At one point, Kerry noted that the US wanted a less sectarian government in Iraq in order to help defeat ISIS. But this goal has been hard to achieve because of the USA itself.
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Hilarious: Hillary Sings Praises of Possible 2016 Rival, Socialist Elizabeth Warren

October 30, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Boston, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Communism, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Elizabeth Warren, Ethics, Free Trade, Government, Government Corruption, Hillary Clinton, Jobs, Liberals, President, Progressives, Senate, Socialism, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Hillary Clinton and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, both rumored to be in the hunt for the 2016 Democrat nomination for President, appeared at the same event last week prompting Clinton to praise Warren as a “passionate champion for working people.”

As one of the nation’s most well known Democrat women, Hillary Clinton is certainly expected to throw her hat in the ring for the 2016 Democrat nomination for President. But there is another up-and-coming woman of the (far, far) left who is dallying with the same decision. Senator Elizabeth Warren has slowly begun to soften her stance against running going from a solid “no” to a “we’ll see what happens.”

In April, Warren had told ABC that she was absolutely not running for president. But by October her stance had softened considerably.

In a recent interview with People magazine, Warren said that she has learned not to “be so sure what lies ahead.” This is quite a difference from her previous straight out statement of “I’m not running for president.”
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Cosmo Magazine Sponsors Shirtless Male Models and Party Bus to Bring Students to the Polls

October 29, 2014 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Children, Democrats/Leftists, Education, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Journalism, Liberals, Magazines, Media, Media Bias, President, Progressives, Public School, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Cosmopolitan magazine has been heavily pushing Obama’s agenda during this year’s election but the magazine isn’t satisfied with mere editorials and advertisements. Instead, the fashion magazine is going the extra mile by sponsoring a series of party busses featuring shirtless male models, free gifts, and snacks all aimed at carting college students to the polls next month.

N.C. State University’s Technician, the school’s campus newspaper, reported that the fashion magazine will sponsor the party bus after the associate director of publicity and communications for Student Government entered to win the magazine’s #CosmoVotes election bus contest.
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Congress Mulling Mandatory Isolation for Returning Ebola Doctors

October 28, 2014 | Filed Under Africa, Australia, Barack Obama, CDC, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Ebola, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Health, Homeland Security, Liberals, President, Progressives, Security/Safety, Senate, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

After a doctor returning from treating patients in West Africa was diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus, some in Congress are proposing that any healthcare worker returning from overseas after treating Ebola patients must be placed in isolation to make sure they are free of the disease.

Doctor Craig Spencer was diagnosed with Ebola upon returning to the US after taking care of Ebola patients in Guinea but when he first came home he was not exhibiting any symptoms. But only days after his return Spencer checked into Bellevue Hospital in New York and in short order was diagnosed with the virus.

The doctor is now in isolation and being treated for Ebola.

Before he began showing symptoms, Dr. Spencer was carrying on his life as normal, riding city mass transit, eating out, even going bowling. This is something that has alarmed lawmakers sparking a motion to make isolation mandatory.
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IRS Impounds Bank Accounts With No Warrant, No Cause, No Crime And It’s Legal!

October 27, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Banks, Barack Obama, Bill of Rights, Communism, Constitution, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Freedom, Government, Government Corruption, Human Rights, IRS, Liberals, Liberty, Policy, President, Progressives, Property Rights, Regulation, Socialism, Taxes, The New York Times, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

In Obama’s America all the IRS needs to take all your money, freeze your accounts, and arrest you is their opinion that your assets might be suspicious. No warrants are needed, no proof of any actual crime is required. All the IRS needs is its say so and your life can be turned upside down.

A story in The New York Times reports on how the abusive, overly powerful IRS destroys lives with impunity. One woman who runs a small restaurant had all her assets stolen by the IRS and never returned even though she has never been charged with any violations of the tax code or breaking any laws.

And this woman will not likely get her money back because the forfeitures are not held until the government finally figures out if there is any guilt involved, either. No, that money is immediately doled out to the various law enforcement agencies involved in the theft and is immediately spent.
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Ebola Ranks in the Top Ten Most Engrossing Stories Since 2010

October 26, 2014 | Filed Under Africa, Barack Obama, Democrats/Leftists, Ebola, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Health, Journalism, Media Bias, President, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

The Ebola story has broken into the top ten most watched stories in America since 2010, a poll shows. And the story is not yet ended, so it may climb higher still.

According to a new Pew Research Poll, 49 percent of Americans are following the Ebola story “very closely.” This was, according to the pollsters, “a far greater share than interest in news about ISIS airstrikes (29%), U.S. economic news (26%) and the upcoming congressional elections (16%).”

Americans are clearly worried over Obama’s failed response to the Ebola health crisis.
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NYPD Finally Agree: Hatchet Attack Was Act of Terror

October 25, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Government, Government Corruption, Islam, Islamofascism, Jihad, Koran, Liberals, New York, New York City, Progressives, Religion, Sharia, Terrorism, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

An Islamist with a hatchet attacked four New York City police officers on Thursday in an incident that officials are at last calling an act of terrorism. Yesterday I criticized authorities for not calling this what it is. So, now I praise them for reversing that decision.


Zale Thompson seen attacking police in this surveillance footage.

On October 23, a Muslim convert named Zale Thompson rushed up to four officers participating in an impromptu photo shoot in Queens. Without saying a word, Thompson began to swing the 18-inch ax at the officers.

One officer, 25-year-old Kenneth Healey, suffered a head wound and officer Joseph Meeker, 24, received a wound in the arm. Both officers are NYPD rookies. Haley is still in critical condition.

The officers quickly shot and killed their attacker.
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Denial: NY Police Say Hatchet Wielding Islamic Terrorist was ‘Just An Angry Guy’

October 24, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Islam, Islamofascism, Koran, Liberals, New York, New York City, Progressives, Religion, Sharia, Terrorism, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Yesterday we had yet another Islamist trying to kill people in the name of Islam and yet another public agency dismissed the man’s ties to Islam saying he was “just an angry guy.” When are our public officials going to wake up and jettison this PC nonsense?


Zale Thompson seen attacking police in this surveillance footage.

A radical Islamist named Zale Thompson took to the streets of New York City wielding a hatchet last night. He attacked four New York City police officers. Fortunately they soon shot him to death.

So, what did one of the early reports say? Only this…

A hatchet-wielding man who attacked two police officers in New York City before he was shot to death was likely “just an angry guy” and was not connected to any terrorist organizations, a police source told ABC News.

“Just an angry guy”?
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‘The Week’ Reveals a Typical Left-Wing Bias in a Science Article

October 23, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Democrats/Leftists, Education, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, President, Progressives, Science, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

The media is drowning in major cases of left-wing bias, we all know. But small examples of left-wingery pop up all the time in articles and a recent piece in the The Week gives us a perfect example of how the media slips in small digs at the right even in articles that are essentially supposed to be non-political.

On October 20, Nicholas Warino posted a piece in The Week that was supposed to be about the new scientific discoveries that might lead to 1,000-year life spans for we mere mortals.

But while trying to lighten the mood in an article that is supposed to be essentially about science, in his fifth paragraph, Warino injected a little bit of left-wing partisan nonsense. (My bold)
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Politico Claims it’s ‘Unclear’ if Colorado Healthcare Plan Cancellations are Fault of Obamacare

October 22, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Colorado, Crony Capitalism, Democrats/Leftists, Denver, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Health, Insurance, Liberals, Nanny State, Obamacare, President, Progressives, Regulation, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

The Senate race in Colorado has begun to turn in favor of the Republicans over the last few months but that favor may grow as this week it was learned that some 22,000 citizens are losing their healthcare plans. But Politico claims it is “unclear” if those cancellations are a result of Obamacare.

On Friday, only weeks before voters go to the polls, the Colorado Division of Insurance announced that 22,000 Coloradoans were losing their insurance plans this year and another 200,000 will likely lose theirs in 2015.

The announcement could not have come at a worse time for incumbent Democrat Senator Mark Udall whose campaign has recently begun to flounder in the face of a surging Republican opponent.

Surprising many in the Centennial State, Congressman Cory Gardner has jumped ahead of the long-time Senator and this massive wave of healthcare insurance policy cancellations could drive even more Republicans and independents to the polls next month.
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Sec. of State John Kerry: Climate Change Causes Islamic Extremism

October 21, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Foreign Policy, Government, Government Corruption, Iraq, Islam, Islamofascism, Jihad, Koran, Liberals, PCism, President, Progressives, Religion, Society/Culture, State Department, Syria, Terrorism, Warner Todd Huston, Western Civilization | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

In an address at the State Department on Thursday, Secretary of State John Kerry wanted to make sure that everyone understood that Islam does not cause extremism, but deprivation and “climate change” do.

Kerry appeared at a reception at the State Department in honor of the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha and thought it was important to set the record straight that groups like ISIS aren’t really driven by Islam but by poverty, youthful populations, and climate change.
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Criticism Mounts for CDC Director Thomas Frieden

October 20, 2014 | Filed Under Africa, Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, CDC, Democrats/Leftists, Ebola, Ethics, Foreign Countries, Government, Government Corruption, Health, Liberals, President, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

As the Ebola crises worsens and it becomes clear that the Obama administration and the Centers for Disease Control are operating on incomplete or even false information, Obama’s appointed CDC director is finding mounting criticism of his handling of the crisis.

CDC director Dr. Thomas Frieden was appointed to his position by President Obama in 2009 and now, as the face of the Obama administration’s flawed response to this developing Ebola situation, he faces the toughest task in his long, administrative career.

It is a career that began in New York City in 2002 when Frieden was appointed as the City Health Commissioner. There Frieden was responsible for the political attack on “trans fats,” a campaign that opened the door for mayor Bloomberg’s failed attempt to ban the sale of large sodas and other such nanny state “health” policies.
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MEDIA BIAS ALERT: Deadspin Pushes False Story Saying Colorado GOP Sen. Candidate Cory Gardner Lied About School Football Career

October 18, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Colorado, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, Gawker, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Progressives, Senate, Sports, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

The left was super, super excited to find out that Deaspin.com discovered that Cory Gardner, the Republican candidate for senate in Colorado, lied about playing football for his high school football team in the 1980s. The left went wild pushing the Deadspin.com story until… well, until the Deadspin story turned out to be false in every way.

Gardner is currently a Congressman in the Centennial State but he decided to run against incumbent Colorado Senator Mark Udall–a Democrat. At first the left didn’t worry over much about Gardner because they assumed he couldn’t beat the long time incumbent Democrat. But recently Gardner has surged ahead of Udall in the polls, seriously worrying the left.
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NPR-Celebrated Muslim Reporter in Ferguson Has Record as Child Molester

October 17, 2014 | Filed Under Children, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government Corruption, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Missouri, Progressives, Sex Offenders/Rape, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

A new report shows that a man who has become celebrated by National Public Radio and others for his reporting during the recent unrest in Ferguson, Missouri also has a record as a child molester.

Mustafa Hussein is a Muslim convert and a volunteer reporter for ArgusNews, a Saint Louis-based activist website that has lately dedicated itself almost wholly to reporting on the Ferguson riots.

Hussein reportedly received 1.3 million views of his coverage in just one night earlier this year.
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Crony Union Members Get Million Dollar Pensions for One Day of Teaching

October 16, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Children, Communism, Democrats/Leftists, Education, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Liberals, Pensions, Progressives, Public Employees Unions, Public School, Regulation, Taxes, Teachers Unions, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

In another example of why government unions should all be eliminated, two union operatives in the Illinois school system have been the happy recipients of million-dollar pensions–courtesy of the taxpayers–for teaching classes for only a single day.

Back in 2011 I wrote of union operatives Steven Preckwinkle and David Piccioli at the Illinois teachers union who both “taught” only one day in the Illinois school system and then went on to be union operatives for the rest of their careers that were supposedly in “education.” Yet despite their lack of actually educating anyone, both were still demanding to get huge, generous pensions for being “teachers.”
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Houston, TX: City Officials Demand Local Ministers Turn Over Sermons to Screen for ‘Hate Speech’

October 15, 2014 | Filed Under 1st Amendment, Censorship, Christianity, Civil Rights, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Education, Ethics, Free Speech, Freedom, Government Corruption, Liberals, Liberty, Progressives, Regulation, Religion, Texas, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

In Houston, Texas, liberals are again at the forefront of violating the Constitution to aide their special interest groups by oppressing both freedom of speech and freedom of religion.

City officials of the left-wing city have obtained a subpoena demanding that local ministers and pastors supply their sermons to the city ahead of time so that officials can screen them for “hate speech” against gays and most especially words against the openly gay mayor of Houston, Annise Parker.

The city also says that those ministers who refuse to turn in their sermons for approval by city officials, they will be held in contempt of court.

So much for all those silly Constitutional rights, and stuff, eh?

But the city council is getting push back and rightfully so.

“Political and social commentary is not a crime,” Christina Holcomb, attorney for the pastors, said. “It is protected by the First Amendment.”
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USA Falls to 12th Place in World Economic Freedom

October 14, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Congress, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Entitlements, Ethics, Free Trade, Government, Government Corruption, Jobs, Liberals, President, Progressives, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

In the year 2000 the USA ranked second on the Economic Freedom of the World report. Now, in 2014, the USA has fallen to 12th place.

That’s right, the country founded on capitalism and economic freedom has been steadily losing ground among the most free nations as our system declines into welfare dependency, government sponsored crony capitalism (which isn’t capitalism at all but fascism), and big government, regulatory strangulation.

The CATO Institute puts out its annual report measuring the economic freedom of the nations of the world and this year the leader in global economic freedom is Hong Kong. The rest of the top ten are as follows: Singapore; New Zealand; Switzerland; Mauritius; United Arab Emirates; Canada; Australia; Jordan; and, tied for 10th is Chile and Finland.

And what of the United States?
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ProPublica Notes Blacks Killed More by Police, But Doesn’t Note They Commit More Crimes

October 13, 2014 | Filed Under Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, FBI, Government Corruption, Liberals, Nanny State, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

A recent report by ProPublica finds that young black males are 21 time more likely to be shot and killed by police than are others. But the report does not take note that young black men are also disproportionately involved in crime.

The ProPublica report found that of the “1,217 deadly police shootings from 2010 to 2012 captured in the federal data show that blacks, age 15 to 19, were killed at a rate of 31.i7 per million, while just 1.47 per million white males in that age range died at the hands of police.”

ProPubica goes on to say that the statistics it uncovered supports the claim from African Americans that they are unfairly targeted by police. “Blacks are being killed at disturbing rates when set against the rest of the American population,” the news site contends.

A professor from Colin Loftin, University at Albany told ProPublica, “No question, there are all kinds of racial disparities across our criminal justice system.”

“The finding that young black men are 21 times as likely as their white peers to be killed by police is drawn from reports filed for the years 2010 to 2012, the three most recent years for which FBI numbers are available,” ProPublica wrote.
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