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Here is How Many Times Did Jay Leno Slam Clinton, Bush or Obama

February 6, 2014 | Filed Under Bill Clinton, Dick Cheney, Entertainment, George W. Bush, Hillary Clinton, Media, NBC, President, TV, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

With Jay Leno ending his 22-year stint as host of NBC’s Tonight Show this week, The Center for Media and Public Affairs took the time to add up how many times he made fun of Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama and found that Clinton came in as the most ribbed Prez.

Bill Clinton rang in with 4,607 Tonight Show jokes making him the most joked about President. This might only make sense as Clinton was always there to make fun of since the first day Leno took over the show. While both Bush and Obama were around less time to serve as targets.

Maybe unsurprisingly, the next most slammed president was George W. Bush at 3,239 jokes. Next came Al Gore at 1,026 pokes with Obama coming in at 1,011. Hillary Clinton brought up fifth place with 939 jokes.
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Obama-Masked Missouri Rodeo Clown Banned From Sport For Life

August 15, 2013 | Filed Under Animals, Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Freedom, George W. Bush, Government, Hate Crimes, Liberals, Liberty, Missouri, Nanny State, PCism, President, Progressives, Race, Racism, Rights, Society/Culture, The Law, Warner Todd Huston, Western Civilization | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Don’t make fun of king Obama. If you do your life will be destroyed. That is the message that the Missouri State Fair is sending by the banning for life of a rodeo clown that used an Obama mask during a recent performance.

Of course, the crowd had a great time with the stunt as can be seen in a video of the event…

The incident occurred on August 10 at the Missouri State Fair where Rodeo clown Tuffy Gessling made a bunch of Obama jokes with a dummy figure of Obama propped up by a broom which was being used as a target for the rodeo bulls. But soon scolds on the Internet went wild attacking the clown as “racist.”

Jeff Mazur, an Executive Director for AFSCME, a left-wing government workers union, and an operative in Democrat Governor Jay Nixon’s administration, wasn’t amused, though and he took to Twitter to immediately attack the rodeo for the Obama joke. (See his Tweet below)
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Scientists: Babies With Three Parents on the Horizon

July 3, 2013 | Filed Under Abortion, Biology, Britain, Children, Conservatives, Contraception, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, George W. Bush, Law, Liberals, Pro-Life, Progressives, Science, Stem Cell Research, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Science is always pushing the envelope to see what it can create, but babies with three parents? That is what a recent report out of Britain claims. Soon babies born of DNA of one man and the donor eggs of two women might be on the horizon.

A report at the Daily Mail says that a baby with three parents could be born as early as 2105 after a “landmark decision” by British authorities to allow a “controversial genetic treatment.”

While the genetic experiments are quite controversial and raises fears of “designer babies,” others feel that many ailments, diseases, and hereditary genetic disorders could be cured and that babies could be born with a level of assurances that they would be healthy.

The techniques, the Daily Mail reports, would take the egg from one mother, inject it with DNA from a second woman and fertilize it with a man’s sperm. “The resulting healthy child,” the Mail reports “would effectively have two mothers and a father.”

The British Government’s chief medical officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies, claims that the procedure does not materially alter the genetic traits that would be passed on from the original donor egg and likened the introduction of genetic material from the second female egg to a changing of a “battery pack” in some electronic gadget.
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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

-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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Wikipedia’s Top Hits: In America, George W. Bush’s Entry Most Controversial

June 5, 2013 | Filed Under Bible, Catholicism, Christianity, Computers, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Europe, France, George W. Bush, Germany, Inernet, Islam, Jews, Judaism, Koran, Liberals, PCism, Progressives, Religion, Society/Culture, Technology, Warner Todd Huston, Western Civilization, Wikileaks | 1 Comment

-By Warner Todd Huston

A new study of the most controversial entries on Wikipedia, the crowd sourced, online encyclopedia, shows that in the English language entry the most fought over is the biography of George W. Bush.

The authors of The most controversial topics in Wikipedia, a study that looked at the most controversial pages by language group, finds some topics stir passions in all cultures–such as matters of religion, God, Jesus, and Muhammad–while others are dependent on more localized matters–such as ages old ethnic conflicts and local politics.

The study looked at the pages that are fought over the most by constant behind the scenes editing by users. The most debated pages undergo what the study terms “edit wars,” which is the back and forth of “reverts,” the action of undoing what another editor added. The goal of the study was to find what subjects were most controversial by language, but also to see what topics straddled cultures.

Maybe unsurprisingly, in the English language Wiki, which is visited most heavily in the United States, the bio of George W. Bush still elicits hot controversy. Bush’s entry appears at the very top among the top ten most edited pages in English. Anarchism comes in second and Muhammad third.
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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

-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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Perino: When Bush Admin Tried to Slam Bob Woodward, The Left Rallied For Him

March 3, 2013 | Filed Under 1st Amendment, Barack Obama, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Fox News, George W. Bush, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, President, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

In an appearance on Fox News, former Bush White House Press Secretary Dana Perino noted that when the Bush team tried to push back against Bob Woodward’s reportage it “failed miserably” because the media rallied behind the iconic reporter. Yet now, after harsh words about Obama, Woodward is being treated like a pariah by that same media.

With Bob Woodward in the news over his report that someone in the Obama administration threatened that he’d “regret” writing so harshly about the President, Fox News talked about how the Bush administration dealt with the famed Washington Post reporter.

On the February 28 broadcast of Megyn Kelly’s America Live, former Bushie Dana Perino talked of the Bush administration’s reaction to Woodward’s 2006 book, State of Denial, a book that hit Bush over his prosecution of the war in Iraq.

Perino noted that they tried to discredit Woodward’s book, but to no avail.
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Dan Rather: Bush AWOL Documents ‘Not Proven’ False

February 11, 2013 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, CBS, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, George W. Bush, GOP, Government, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, President, Progressives, Republicans, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Dan Rather is back to defending the story that essentially got him fired from network television by claiming that the documents he presented in 2004 as proof that George W. Bush went AWOL from the Texas Air National Guard have never been proven to be forgeries.

On February 7, Dan Rather hosted a Q&A on reddit.com where he took questions from reddit users. The session was a lively discussion and many questions were asked of the one-time anchor of CBS Evening News. One question focused on the story that essentially led to the end of the anchor’s career on network TV: the Bush National Guard story also known as Rather Gate.

Rather was asked if his AWOL story was true despite the “beating” he took over it.

In response, the newsman reiterated his long-time claim that his story was 100% true saying, “no one had ever established that the documents were forged.”
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CBS Praises Obama for Hurricane Sandy Visit, Attacked Bush for Katrina Visit

November 19, 2012 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, CBS, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, George W. Bush, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, New York City, President, Progressives, TV, TV News, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

On November 16, CBS News aired a segment full of praise for President Obama’s visit to Staten Island in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. But this positive spin is in stark contrast to the scolding the network gave President Bush when he visited the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005..

In the report on CBS This Morning, correspondent Elaine Quijano favorably included Obama in her report on Sandy storm damage showing the President shaking hands with big smiles all around, pledging government support for the victims, and hugging and meeting with individual storm survivors. Mr. Obama was shown as a sympathetic figure ready to help — quite despite that the business of setting the area aright has gone on for weeks without as much progress as residents have hoped.

But this favorable treatment for Obama stands in stark contrast to the attacks CBS leveled against President Bush when he went to visit storm ravaged areas after 2005′s Hurricane Katrina.
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Flashback: Candy Crowley Dismissed Oppression of Women By Taliban

October 19, 2012 | Filed Under Afghanistan, Children, CNN, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Feminism, George W. Bush, Government, Islam, Islamofascism, Journalism, Koran, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Morals/Sex, Pakistan, President, Progressives, Religion, Taliban, Terrorism, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

With the focus on the horrible job of “moderating” perpetrated by CNN’s Candy Crowley at the latest 2012 presidential debate, it is instructive to take a look back at some of her past work for CNN. For instance, in a 2010 interview with former President George W. Bush, Crowley dismissed Bush’s correct assertion that women are horribly oppressed by the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

It is interesting to contrast Crowley’s dismissive attitude about the Taliban’s oppression of women with the story of 14-year-old Malala Yousufazi, the Pakistani teen who stood up to the oppressive Taliban and was shot in the head for her bravery. This story is heartbreaking but let us hope that her example can spur others to activism against the evils of radical Islam.

But, it seemed in her interview with President Bush that Crowley didn’t think the oppression of women by the Taliban was any worse than that of any other nation!

(At 1:50 into the video)
George W. Bush:: I would say that, uh, put yourself in the position of a young girl in Afghanistan and realize that her life will be incredibly brutalized and or thwarted by people like the Taliban. And the fundamental question – Is it worth it? – that’s the question we’ve got to ask. Does it matter to our own national security, or does it matter to our conscience, that women will be mistreated? I argue it does.

And I understand it’s difficult…

Candy Crowley: It is. And women are mistreated in a lot of different parts of the world.

Bush: But nothing like they were during the Taliban.

Notice that Crowley felt it necessary to point out that women are mistreated “in a lot of different parts of the world”? That equivocation really had no bearing on the discussion of the oppression by the Taliban, certainly, but what was she trying to say, here? The impression is that the oppression women face at the hands of the Taliban is no big deal because women are mistreated elsewhere, too.
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Left Said Right’s Linking Katrina to God was Terrible But Left Linking Isaac to God is Fine

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

-By Warner Todd Huston

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

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

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

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

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

-By Warner Todd Huston

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

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

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

Interestingly Jones uses a line that rings true where it concerns the low level of grumbling that Obama has been confronted with over his use of drones. Basically, Jones notes that if Bush had done it the complaints wouldn’t be bubbling just under the surface but would be an international furor of the highest order.
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Frmr Sec of State Madeleine Albright Says Her Bush Hate Lasts Forever

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

-By Warner Todd Huston

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

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

Albright’s reply was telling.

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

But what we see here is the Obama administration’s total refusal to take responsibility for its own actions. No matter what, Obama intends to stick with the blame game, refusing to address the actual issues before the American people. If you are one of those “moderates” that claim you are sick of the vitriol in politics, see this as confirmation that Barack Obama has no intention of putting the brakes on this sort of negative politics.
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Civil Rights Make no Appearance in Obama NATO Afghanistan Address

May 21, 2012 | Filed Under Afghanistan, Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Chicago, Children, Democrats/Leftists, Education, Ethics, George W. Bush, Government, Liberals, Military, NATO, President, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

One of George W. Bush’s real achievements in Afghanistan was his push for civil rights for Afghani women. Real successes were had as girls were at last allowed to go to school and women began to enter the realm of Afghan politics. Bush made equal rights for Afghan women a priority. Not so with his successor, Barack Obama, and his speech at the opening of the NATO meeting on Afghanistan was yet another missed opportunity to reassert that drive for civil rights in Afghanistan.

The address before NATO during the opening minutes of the first ISAF meeting on Afghanistan — one with Afghan President Hamid Karzai right there in attendance — was the perfect time to at least mention the ongoing quest for equal rights for women in that region. Sadly, even as these rights have slipped backwards in some areas of Afghanistan in the last few years, Obama eschewed any reference to the subject.

At the end of his brief and perfunctory comments, Obama spoke of the “opportunity to ensure our [that] hard-won progress is preserved” and this would have been the perfect chance to at least mention civil rights for women. Instead, President Obama hewed close to the US support for Afghan security forces. “(A)s Afghans stand up they will not stand alone,” the president said as he hailed the “long-term relationship with Afghanistan beyond 2014″ that was being cultivated.
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Michael Mukasey’s Excellent Argument Against Obamacare

April 25, 2012 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Communism, Congress, Constitution, Democracy, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, George W. Bush, GOP, Government, Health, Liberals, Nanny State, Obamacare, President, Senate, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

On April 20, Michael Mukasey appeared before the Republican Lawyers Association’s National Policy Conference and C-SPAN cameras were there to record his discussion of the conference theme: Restoring a Government of Laws: The Obama Administration v. The Constitution.

Mukasey, the former Bush Administration Attorney General, headlined a half hour discussion — which included a Q&A session — and offered one of the more cogent explanations I’ve seen of why Obamacare is so wildly unconstitutional.

The whole presentation is worth watching but one of his answers during the Q&A segment was particularly important.

One of the attendees asked if Mukasey regale tell them with his hypothetical argument in support of Obamacare. Mukasey joked that his supporting argument would be “an extraordinarily short opinion,” but his more detailed answer actually presented a concise argument to the opposite; why Obamacare is simply unconstitutional. (At about 25 minutes into the segment)
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Fox News 15th Anniversary: Mr. Fox, Neil Cavuto, Hits Chicago

October 4, 2011 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Congress, Conservatives, Democrats/Leftists, Fox Business Network, Fox News, George W. Bush, GOP, Government, Liberals, Media Bias, Regulation, Republicans, Stimulus, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Fox News is 15 years-old this year. Not quite sweet 16, but for a cable news organization, especially one that started out in so few homes, 15 was all it took to dominate the news biz. And that is pretty sweet, indeed.

To celebrate the big one five, Neil Cavuto, of the aptly named Your World With Neil Cavuto, took his show on the road. Neil’s Monday broadcast was beamed to the world on a beautifully sunny Chicago afternoon from an open-air veranda at Trump Tower overlooking the Chicago River.

Between broadcasting his Your World and his Fox Business Network program Cavuto, I was pleased to be invited to attend the set and to have a few words with the big guy, himself.

Cavuto is one of the original Fox men having been with the network since the beginning. In fact, he’s not just an on air news reader, he’s the only air personality that is also a Fox executive having served to help program the business coverage for Fox News. He has also been an important part of the creation of Fox Business Network.
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Cheney: Say, Shouldn’t Obama Apologize to Bush, Now?

October 2, 2011 | Filed Under 9/11, al Qaeda, Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Conservatives, Democrats/Leftists, Dick Cheney, George W. Bush, Government, Islamofascism, Liberals, Military, President, RightPundits.com, Security/Safety, Taliban, Terrorism, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

It’s a good question, isn’t it? On a whole host of questions, too, not just the one that former VP Dick Cheney was referring to on CNN.

On CNN, Cheney was talking about the Predator Drone attack that last week killed al Qaeda mastermind Anwar al-Awlaki and his cohort Samir Khan. Cheney reminded the CNN audience that Obama slammed the Bush administration for “overreacting to 9/11.” And Cheney thought that Obama owed the whole country an apology for his characterization…

Read the rest at RightPundits.com.


Where’s The Anti-War Nuts on Assassin Obama?

September 30, 2011 | Filed Under al Qaeda, Anti-Americanism, Anti-War, Barack Obama, Democrats/Leftists, George W. Bush, Government, Islamofascism, Liberals, Military, Osama bin Ladden, Pakistan, President, RightPundits.com, Taliban, Terrorism, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Death from the skies seems to be Obama’s biggest foreign policy achievement. Since becoming president, Obama has greatly stepped up the use of predator drones and other military ops to kill top al Qaeda officials. He’s killed dozens of them — along with much “collateral damage” in bystanders — with his drone strikes that have taken out nearly the entire top tier of al Qaeda’s and even some of the Taliban’s leadership. But there is a vexing question about this successful campaign to assassinate these terrorists: the anti-war left is wholly silent about it all.

With today’s news of the end to two top al Qaeda operatives, Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan, ABC News published a list of those terrorists Obama has gacked with his death from the skies campaign. These senior al Qaeda officials tally to some 20 terrorists killed. Most have been with predator drone strikes…

Read the rest at RightPundits.com.


Colin Powell: Big Fat Liar

August 30, 2011 | Filed Under CIA, Crime, Dick Cheney, George W. Bush, GOP, Government, Republicans, RightPundits.com, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Colin Powell’s reply to what he called a “cheap shot” in former Vice President Dick Cheney’s new book, “In My Time,” is little but an example of “dishonesty” that is “quite stunning,” as far as Jennifer Rubin of the Washington Post is concerned.

Powell was upset over the way Cheney described the supposed leak of Valerie Plame as a CIA operative. The former Sec. of State said that the former VP delivered a “cheap shot” to say that the outing of Plame was Powell’s fault and the fault of his underling at the State Dept., Richard Armitage.

Then Powell goes on to offer his own version of the incident. Sadly, what he proffered is filled with inaccuracies. Truthfully, there is no other way to characterize Colin Powell’s version of the Valerie Plame affair but as an outright lie…

Read the rest at RightPundits.com.


Time Mag Movie Review: G.W.Bush and Rick Perry Just Like Blood Thirsty Conan The Barbarian

August 22, 2011 | Filed Under Democrats/Leftists, Entertainment, George W. Bush, Hollywood, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Movies, Rick Perry, Time Magazine, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Did you know that Texas Governor Rick Perry and President George W. Bush are just like the fictional, prehistoric, sword-wielding, mass murderer, Conan the Barbarian? Well Time Magazine entertainment reporter Richard Corliss is here to inform you all about it in his review of the new action movie released this week based on the Robert E. Howard character. What is it with these people that they have to bring their hatred for Republicans into their reviews about films that have nothing whatever to do with politics?

It is clear that Corliss is not a fan of this flick, for sure. And he mixes metaphors and abuses sayings to beat the band to show his disdain. But it is his second, non-sequitur-filled paragraph that goes for Perry’s and W’s throats. Corliss features this attack prominently in the second paragraph of the review so that no one will miss it.

Corliss describes how at the beginning of the movie a young Conan watches his entire family slaughtered in front of him. To Corliss, this seems somehow “kind of like” the way Saddam Hussein plotted to kill George W. Bush’s father, H.W. Bush.
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Unmisrememberizing Dubya: GOP Should Reclaim GWB

July 3, 2011 | Filed Under Conservatives, Daniel Clark, George W. Bush, GOP, Government, President | Comments Off

-By Daniel Clark

In a June 21st piece at National Review Online, Rich Lowry suggests that Republicans are becoming increasingly disdainful of former president George W. Bush. He’s probably right about that, and it’s a shame.

Conservatives have always had our differences with Bush, which is why we were unenthusiastic about him during the 2000 primaries, despite his being opposed by a fairly weak field of candidates. Bush was liberal on illegal immigration. He was already promising massive new federal spending on education. He insulted his own voting base by declaring himself to be a “compassionate conservative,” a term seemingly derived from his father’s “kinder, gentler” drivel. He foresaw a more active role for government than any Republican presidential nominee ever should.

Still, we knew all this about him before he even won the nomination. It’s not as if he, in liberal parlance, “grew” in office, like Richard Nixon did. The Dubya who was inaugurated in 2001 was the same Dubya who left office in 2009. It’s not logical for mainstream conservatives who supported him during his reelection campaign to now denounce him as if he’d been their enemy all along. Unless they’ve been listening to the pollsters, that is.
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MSNBC: Obama’s Job Loss Blamed on Natural Disasters, Bush’s Job Growth ‘False’ Because of… Natural Disasters?

June 2, 2011 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Free Trade, George W. Bush, Government, Jobs, Journalism, Labor Law, Liberals, Media Bias, MSNBC, President, Taxes, Unemployment, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

From the “figures lie, but liars figure” department we find that left-leaning cable newser MSNBC reported that the main reason Obama’s job stats are tumbling and unemployment is so high is because of the harsh tornado season and other natural disasters we have been experiencing over the first half of 2011. Yet, hypocritically, if we take a peak back to the unemployment rates reported by MSNBC in 2004, during Bush’s era, his jump in hiring was called false because of — you guessed it — hurricanes and other natural disasters.

That’s right, folks, MSNBC is using natural disasters to explain away Obama’s high unemployment rates when they used the very same excuse, natural disasters, to say that Bush’s rise in employment was false.

Talk about tailoring the “news” to fit the ideological objective that MSNBC wants to push, eh?
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Clinton Blasts Obama’s Foot Dragging on Oil Drilling Permits

March 12, 2011 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Energy, Free Trade, George W. Bush, Government, Jobs, Liberals, Oil, President, Regulation, RightPundits.com, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | 1 Comment

-By Warner Todd Huston

Interestingly at the end of last week during the IHS CERAWeek conference held in Houston, Texas, former President Bill Clinton said that Obama’s constant delays on issuing offshore oil drilling permits was “ridiculous.” With this one might be able to claim that Bill Clinton is a “drill, baby, drill” booster, just like Sarah Palin!

Politico is reporting that Bill Clinton agreed with fellow speaker former President George W. Bush on many of his points concerning the oil and gas industry and agreed that the hurdles that Obama’s government have been thrown up before them are ill advised.

“Bush said all the things you’d expect him to say” on oil and gas issues, said Jim Noe, senior vice president at Hercules Offshore and executive director of the pro-drilling Shallow Water Energy Security Coalition. But Clinton added, “You’d be surprised to know that I agree with all that,” according to Noe and others in the room…

Clinton said there are “ridiculous delays in permitting when our economy doesn’t need it,” according to Noe and others.

Read the rest at RightPundits.com.
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Amazing: NPRs Out Of Context Use of Renew America Quote

January 30, 2011 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Democrats/Leftists, George W. Bush, GOP, Government, Iraq, Liberals, Policy, President, Republicans, Social Security, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | 1 Comment

-By Warner Todd Huston

Russ J. Alan is a writer whose work often appears on the website RenewAmerica.com, a news/opinion site started several years ago by Alan Keyes. Alan’s latest column is about the mess that is Social Security and a quote from his piece was posted on National Public Radio’s website under the rubric of quotes on Iraq. But NPR takes the quote so badly out of context that one would think that Alan was saying just the opposite of what he actually said.

Remember our tax money goes for this NPR “service” to the nation.

Under NPR’s topic page one can search for quotes on any particular subject and the Alan quote is under Topics/Iraq/Quote. There you will find this:
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Obama Allows Anti-American Song to be Played at State Dinner for China

January 23, 2011 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Business, Capitalism, China, Democrats/Leftists, Free Trade, George W. Bush, Liberals, President, Warner Todd Huston | 5 Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

The Epoch Times has a stunner of a story for January 22. Unbeknownst to most Americans, China insulted the United States right in front of Obama and the world by having its nationalist pianist, Lang Lang, play a Chinese propaganda song that called Americans “jackals” during the Chinese sponsored concert during the recent state dinner in Washington D.C. Chinese nationalists have been hailing this stick in the eye of the U.S. since it occurred at the state dinner on January 19.

There is little doubt that Obama knew this was going to happen, but that he had no problem with it fits neatly with his world apology tour, his three years of apologizing for the United States in foreign lands, his bowing and scraping (literally) before kings and tyrants the world over, and his constant need to punish this country.

The song was titled “My Homeland” and is famous for appearing in the Chinese propaganda movie Battle on Shangganling Mountain, a film about the Korean War. In the song, American troops are called “jackals” that are “greeted” by Chinese “hunting rifles.”
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What The Heck Happened to the Anti-War Movement?

January 21, 2011 | Filed Under 9/11, Anti-Americanism, Anti-War, Barack Obama, Democrats/Leftists, George W. Bush, Government, Islam, Islamofascism, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Military, Society/Culture, Terrorism, Warner Todd Huston, Western Civilization | 1 Comment

-By Warner Todd Huston

Remember those hoary days of raucous protest when anti-war protesters sent thousands of people into the streets sometimes with only a days notice? Now consider this: have you seen any of these giant protests since 2008 presidential election?

Yeah, no one else has, either. Do you wonder why that is? Well, it’s because the anti-war movement was nothing else but a hypocritical proxy issue used solely to get rid of President Bush and the Republicans. It was never about war at all. At this point this is an indisputable fact.

These days the anti-war movement cannot put more than a few dozen people in the street for its cause — which itself is little else but a proxy issue for the implementation of a worldwide socialist state.

Obviously it was never about “war.” It was just about Bush. After all, from the perspective of the issues and claims made against the Bush war policies by the anti-war left, Obama is not doing a whole lot differently in his foreign policy than did Bush.
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Fox News’ Kirsten Powers Falsely Claims Bush Supported Earlier End-Of-Life Law

January 2, 2011 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, George W. Bush, GOP, Government, Health, House of Representatives, Law, Liberals, President, Regulation, Republicans, Senate, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

On the Sean Hannity Show on Fox News this week, Democrat Kirsten Powers offered some misinformed political analysis. Naturally, her analysis heavily favored the Obama administration’s goals. On the Dec. 27 show Powers insisted that inflamed talk about Obama’s “death panels” was nothing but a cynical spin meant to attack Obama because, she asserted, back in 2008 Bush and his administration supported the end-of-life provisions.

Where was your outrage in 2008 when the Bush administration said that Medicare would reimburse end of life counseling?

Well, was this to be true it would be awfully dishonest of Republicans to be opposing Obama’s death panels now when Bush wanted the same thing, right? Yes, it sure would. Sadly for Powers’ failed analysis, Bush vetoed the very bill she claimed his administration supported.
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Bill Clinton Helps the Republicans Run against Bush

September 24, 2010 | Filed Under Bill Clinton, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, George W. Bush, GOP, Government, Liberals, President, Republicans, Selwyn Duke | Comments Off

-By Selwyn Duke

You’ve probably heard that joke concerning what’s actually happening when Bill Clinton’s lips are moving, but sometimes the truth does manage to negotiate his tongue. And his recent trip to Minnesota to campaign for Democrat gubernatorial candidate Mark Dayton might just be one of these instances — well, sort of.

While speaking at a fund-raising event for Dayton, Clinton played the tired old leftist game of trying to paint his opposition as radical, saying that the Republicans are placing ideology over evidence (as opposed, I guess, to placing ideology over the good of your country). Most interestingly, though, he also invoked the name of that terrible bogeyman, George W. Bush, saying, “A lot of their [the Republicans’] candidates today, they make him look like a liberal.”
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Did Bush Offer to Take 100,000 Palestinians Into the USA?

September 21, 2010 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Foreign Countries, George W. Bush, Immigration/Immigrants, Islam, Islamofascism, Israel, Jews, Judaism, Palestinians, President, Religion, Terrorism, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Israel’s Haaretz news agency recently reported that on Sept. 19 former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said that President George W. Bush promised to take in 100,000 Palestinian refugees, giving them automatic American citizenship in exchange for a mid east peace deal.

Former prime minister Ehud Olmert said Sunday that the Bush administration had assured him that the United States would be willing to absorb some 100,000 Palestinian refugees immediately as American citizens, should Israel reach a permanent settlement with the Palestinian Authority.

Imagine that. If Olmert can be believed the one president that built his reputation on being a fighter of terrorism was willing to let 100,000 Palestinians into the U.S. Worse, Bush was willing to push them ahead of people that had been waiting years for the privilege of becoming American citizens and make these 100,000 Palestinians instant American citizens!
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Treasury Dept’s New Charge: Muslim Outreach??

August 12, 2010 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Democrats/Leftists, George W. Bush, Government, Islam, Islamofascism, Liberals, President, Religion, Terrorism, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Is the U.S. Department of the Treasury undertaking a new role? Taking its newest press release as an example, one could be excused to imagine that our Treasury Department has decided that it is now our next Department of Muslim Outreach.

Today, Treasury released this statement:

Treasury Department Statement Marking the Beginning of Ramadan

WASHINGTON – As Muslims in the United States and around the world begin their observance of Ramadan, the U.S. Department of the Treasury recognizes the importance of this period of intense devotion, reflection and charitable giving. Charitable giving and philanthropy are core American values, reflected in many faiths and traditions, and are of particular significance within the Muslim faith during the holy month of Ramadan.

The Treasury Department fully supports the ability of American Muslims – and Muslims worldwide – to fulfill their religious obligations through charitable giving and seeks to advance charitable giving at home and abroad, while protecting the charitable sector from the threat posed by those who seek to abuse this sacred obligation. In recent years, Treasury has strengthened its partnership with the charitable sector and donor community to promote transparency and to safeguard against such abuse.

The Treasury Department will continue to work closely with the charitable sector and Muslim American communities to promote our common goals of safe and effective charitable activity and to protect the sector from exploitation by terrorist organizations. We look forward to the continued development of this partnership.

For information about steps that donors and charities can take to guard against terrorist abuse, visit link.

OK, we all remember the incident from July where NASA administrator Charles Bolden announced that the Space Administration’s new role was to be “Muslim outreach.” We might also remember that the White House tried to pooh-pooh that claim even as it was later confirmed that our rocket scientists were more interested in the political gladhanding of Muslims than it was in, well… rocket science.

So what about Treasury?
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