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I75at7AM

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Message Posted: May 30, 2012 2:06:13 PM

Political and Social commentary - post articles from your favorite columnists here. Please post a link, and maybe a short passage or two. Do not post entire columns via cut-n-paste, as that violates copyright rules and GasBuddy rules.

Here are my favorites, among others:
Thomas Sowell
Charles Krauthammer
Neal Boortz live streaming radio show 9-Noon Eastern)
Walter E. Williams
Victor Davis Hanson
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Judge Jeanine Pirro
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I75at7AM
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2014 3:37:13 PM

Thomas Sowell excoriates Geraldo Rivera and others:

Is Thinking Obsolete?

".... the plight of a local non-profit organization that will not be able to serve as many low-income minority youths if it has to pay a higher minimum wage. They are seeking some kind of exemption. Does it not occur to these people that the very same thing happens when a minimum wage increase applies to profit-based employers?"

"One of the few countries without a minimum wage law is Switzerland, where the unemployment rate has been consistently less than 4 percent for years...The most recent issue shows the Swiss unemployment rate back to a more normal 3.2 percent."

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I75at7AM
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2014 12:42:26 PM

The Israeli-Hamas conflict has reached a fever pitch, with Israel launching the ground campaign into Gaza to attempt to eliminate the missile threat to Israel.

Columnist Charles Krauthammer describes the Moral Clarity in Gaza. Hint: it's on the side of the Israelis.
Soldier location tells the story of the difference.

"“Here’s the difference between us,” explains the Israeli prime minister. “We’re using missile defense to protect our civilians, and they’re using their civilians to protect their missiles.”"
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I75at7AM
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2014 12:52:30 AM

Author Emeritus Thomas Sowell must have worked all through the recent holiday weekend. He turned out this excellent book review:

Jason Riley’s new book a good primer on race

" "Please do not do any more good in my country," he said. "We have suffered too much already from all the good that you have done."

That is essentially the message of an outstanding new book by Jason Riley about blacks in America. Its title is "Please Stop Helping Us." Its theme is that many policies designed to help blacks are in fact harmful, sometimes devastatingly so. These counterproductive policies range from minimum wage laws to "affirmative action" quotas."

"This book untangles the controversies, the confusions, and the irresponsible rhetoric in which issues involving minimum wage laws are usually discussed. As someone who has followed minimum wage controversies for decades, I must say that I have never seen the subject explained more clearly or more convincingly."

"When it comes to affirmative action, Jason Riley asks the key question: "Do racial preferences work? What is the track record?" Like many other well-meaning and nice-sounding policies, affirmative action cannot survive factual scrutiny."

Must read Thomas Sowell column.
Must read Jason Riley book.
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I75at7AM
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2014 2:26:52 PM

Investigative author Jack Cashill is at it again.

Why Congress Must Reopen the TWA 800 Investigation

I don't expect it to happen. The loss is ours. The Bill Clinton Administration took the NTSB off the lead int he case and had the (controlled) FBI lead the investigation, which it hacked. The CIA helped. Why all the cloak-and-secrecy about a plane crash? Because the truth, a missile strike, would have derailed Clinton's re-election campaign. You can search Cashill's other writings on the subject, there are many and I have linked to them before in this forum. Clinton took his national security team into the WH situation room as soon as news of the Flight 800 downing broke. That is a military planning facility. For a plane crash.
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I75at7AM
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2014 9:03:51 AM

Sue 0bama - Neal Boortz

"So tell me...If you have a president who is exceeding his powers as set forth in the Constitution; in other words, if he is operating outside of the law, just how do you bring him back within the confines of the law? Do you beg him? Do you fine him? Do you put him on paid administrative leave? You do what everybody else in our republic does when you want to compel someone to act within the law. You go to court. And just how do you get to court? You file a lawsuit!"
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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2014 5:02:47 PM

It is so nice when even meathead liberals begin to see the light about Obama...

Ruth Marcus throws in the towel
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I75at7AM
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2014 4:42:19 PM

Noted conservative author (and admitted felon) Dinesh D'Souza has out a new book, America: Imagine a World without Her (released June 2).

You can read an interview with D'Souza about the book here on the Blaze:
Americans ‘are being prepared for a political and financial shakedown’


[Edited by: I75at7AM at 6/5/2014 4:44:32 PM EST]
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Cirdan
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Message Posted: May 26, 2014 10:44:03 AM

You are utterly ignorant of both Hitler and Conservatives.

Don't expect to be taken seriously when you bring out that ridiculous canard.
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Message Posted: May 23, 2014 12:37:50 PM

. Krauthammer is of German - Jewish background, but in his own words, "not religious"... prolly because of his psychology/psychiatry background...

. He was/is a writer for The New Republic, which prolly explains why he sounds so Hitlerish... what he has to say and write may not be his real views... he just has to parrot the party line to get a paycheck...

[Edited by: BuzzLOL at 5/23/2014 12:39:26 PM EST]
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Message Posted: May 21, 2014 1:43:17 PM

Buzz - "Listening to Charles Krauthammer sounds just like listening to that other kraut, Adolph Hitler... "

WOW...a strong statement to make about someone who is Jewish.
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Message Posted: May 21, 2014 12:14:12 AM

"Listening to Charles Krauthammer sounds just like listening to that other kraut, Adolph Hitler... "

Ah, good, the old Nazi slur. Maybe you should read a history book sometime.
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I75at7AM
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Message Posted: May 20, 2014 12:53:08 PM

Today you need to read Lloyd Marcus, as he answers Rush Limbaugh's question.

While you are there, read The Road To Taxpayer Rights, by Jon Hall. This column discusses proposed Constitutional Amendments affecting the power of Congress to lay taxes.
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 12:48:48 PM

. Listening to Charles Krauthammer sounds just like listening to that other kraut, Adolph Hitler...
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2014 2:48:01 PM

We listened to Charles Krauthammer's latest audio book "Things That Matter" while driving the RV back home to KS after wintering in AZ...highly recommend the book or the audio book to anyone as it's well worth it.

The audio was Charles Krauthammer himself...

[Edited by: KansasGunman at 4/11/2014 2:50:47 PM EST]
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I75at7AM
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2014 1:13:19 PM

Charles Krauthammer checks in with a summary of the Thought police on patrol
He exposes the PC police cracking down on Global Warming, Gay Marriage, the War on Women, and Pay Fairness.

Meanwhile, columnist Cal Thomas has written a book: What Works: Common Sense Solutions for a Stronger America

You can hear an interview of Cal with radio host Brian Thomas here for about the next two weeks. (Drag time bar to 17:57 for the interview)
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2014 5:16:43 PM

History will record that EvilObamaSr is the worst President of all time. Yeah, worse than Carter. At least Bush stood up to the bullies (most of the time)....back to the cold war we go with EvilIObamaSr
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I75at7AM
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2014 2:06:33 PM

Yeah, you're a "registered lifelong republican" like middletown marty is a lifelong registered republican. I'm not.

You assume a lot, and the first part of the bad news bears schtick about assumption is correct. The rest, not at all.

Oh, and I won't go to your link until it is a link.
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2014 1:38:24 PM

. Ah, I75at7AM, you've listed some of the LEAST believable columnists as your favorites... bet you also idolize Faux Noise lies... loved EvilBushJr., The Very 'W'orst President in History By Far... bet you also have a very short memory:

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2008/10/glec-o11.html

. I fell in love with USA again the moment EvilBushJr. left the White House, something I wasn't sure he would ever do, and I'm a lifelong registered Republican...

[Edited by: BuzzLOL at 3/14/2014 1:40:11 PM EST]
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I75at7AM
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2014 8:03:19 AM

A new book from an old friend:

Falling in Love with America Again - by Jim DeMint, former Senator from South Carolina, now head of the Heritage Foundation

"Jim DeMint has travelled the country talking to Americans about how to return to our founding principles and restore and protect our economy and culture for future generations. He's realized that he-and all of us as fellow citizens-must fall in love with America-again."

DeMint discusses patriotism and traditional values. Some folks won't want to read about those concepts, and probably won't.

You can hear a radio interview of DeMint by Cincinnati 55KRC morning host
Brian Thomas right here. (Note: podcast links are valid for about two weeks.)
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I75at7AM
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2014 9:10:17 AM

Neal Boortz (retired radio host) is back from Antarctica and is ready to take Dear Leader 0bama to task for all of his failings and transgressions.
Today's Column covers America Losing Ground, 0bama the Liar, 0bama the Despot, and has links to reading assignments covering gun control facts, Thomas Sowell on Schools, Why Paul Krugman fears Marco Rubio, 1,687,000 fewer Americans have jobs today than before 0bama took office, how 0bamacare will hurt small businesses, and this gem: a college professor who issued failing grades to all students in a class because they thought 0bama's socialism was working and he proved them wrong!

Happy reading.



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I75at7AM
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2013 4:42:58 PM

Senator Tom Coburn excoriates his own institution and the rest of official Washington as well.
The rant:

Tom Coburn: The Year Washington Fled Reality

"The past year may go down not only as the least productive ever in Washington but as one of the worst for the republic.

In both the executive branch and Congress, Americans witnessed an unwinding of the country's founding principles and of their government's most basic responsibilities. The rule of law gave way to the rule of rulers."

"In 2014, here's a message worth considering: If you don't like the rulers you have, you don't have to keep them."
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I75at7AM
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2013 4:40:04 PM

The conservative movement has changed. Or, has it? The position of the Republican Party has changed int he past ten years, that is for sure.

2013 was a banner year for libertarian conservatism - By Jack Hunter

"In 2003, conservative Republicans vocally championed war and opposed civil liberties. In 2013, conservative Republicans vocally opposed war and championed civil liberties. In 2003, conservative Republicans led efforts to expand entitlements, grow the Department of Education, and nearly doubled the national debt. In 2013, conservative Republicans feared big government so much they shut it down.

These are pretty significant shifts. So what happened?"
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I75at7AM
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2013 9:39:06 AM

Retired radio man Neal Boortz has emerged from hibernation to fill in on the air for Herman Cain today and tomorrow. And December 23.
Today's blog post reminds us of what a complete fiasco 0bamacare is, and that more brown stuff will hit the fan come January 1. After that? The dem's will pony up a replacement for this failed program. It will fulfill all the leftist's dreams of "single payer" and any notion of freedom in your choices of health care will disappear, along with about half your paycheck.

After that? The dem's have their eye on your retirement savings. That's right, there is a huge pile of invested money out there, but it is being held in large part by rich people. The 1%. It's not fair, every hard-working American (even if you've been unemployed for decades) deserves a comfortable retirement, and it will be Government that rides in to the rescue to REDISTRIBUTE these retirement funds fairly.

Here's Neal:

"SO.....WHAT’S NEXT?

After the Democrats have realized their dream of being able to tell the voters that “If you vote for a Republican they’re going to take away your health care,” what will be their next move?

My prediction? Your retirement.

The next great campaign for the left will be to first claim that every American has a “right” to a comfortable retirement; and then to preserve that right through a massive program of wealth seizure and redistribution."

Have a great day, while you still can.
And don't forget to hide assets from the government. It is right and patriotic to do so.
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I75at7AM
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2013 4:54:26 PM

Run away, libs, this one is from American Thinker:

Beware Educational Hysteria

"When it comes to flushing billions down the toilet and relentlessly aggrandizing Washington's power, nothing, absolutely nothing, outshines "fixing" our supposedly woeful schools."

"Secretary Duncan said that we must invest in early learning, redesign high schools, raise standards and support great teachers, all expensive nostrums that have repeatedly failed."

"Consider the basic premise that the ticket to economic progress is a workforce skilled in reading, math, and science. A partial truth, at best. Ask any employer he will explain that being a "good worker" requires far more than mastering basic science or math."

"Moreover, do we really need millions of workers who suddenly have superior reading, math, and science skills? How much algebra must a worker know to cut the grass or help pour concrete? There are millions of such jobs that must be performed well, even in a high-tech economy."

It is possible that too much time is spent hand-wringing over "standards" and "achievement" when what many kids need is a solid foundation in math and science, and enough history and government and humanities to know our place in our world.
If you don't agree, ask the legions of recent college grads who have all sorts of degrees and few real job prospects.
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I75at7AM
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2013 12:42:48 PM

Mark Steyn hits home a point that has been lurking in the background of our society for years now.

The Post Work Economy
"What do millions of people do in a world in which, in Marxian terms, “capital” no longer needs “labor”?
"Consider Vermont.....the Green Mountain State has appalling levels of heroin and meth addiction, and the social chaos that follows. (In St. Johnsbury)......But on a recent Saturday morning, Norman reports, there were more cars parked at the needle-exchange clinic than at the farmers’ market. In Vermont, there’s no inner-city underclass, because there are no cities, inner or outer; there’s no disadvantaged minorities,"
"Large numbers of Vermonters have adopted the dysfunctions of the urban underclass for no reason more compelling than that there’s not much else to do."

"“Work” and “purpose” are intimately connected"

"...if you’re wondering why every Big Government program assumes you’re a feeble child, that’s because a citizenry without “work and purpose” is ultimately incompatible with liberty."

Steyn gets to the crux.
A dependency-class has no motivation in life, and all the feel-good mean-well programs will not lift such people back into productivity and living lives of purpose. Only having a purpose will do that, even if that purpose is working a very average job for a very average wage, because the true purpose is enjoying liberty and self-reliance.
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I75at7AM
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2013 9:28:22 AM

A couple of timely columns today;

John Stossel: The Libertarian Era? Stossel says yes, the libertarian era is here, based on public opinions on basic issues.

"Now more Americans have woken up, say Matt Welch and Nick Gillespie, editors of Reason magazine.
“Poll after poll show you that Americans are much more fiscally conservative than their elected representatives,” says Welch. “A majority of Americans thinks that we should balance the budget. Seventy-five percent think that we should not raise the debt ceiling … Growing majorities — especially young people — are more socially tolerant. They think that we should legalize marijuana … they’re in favor of gay marriage.” "

Fiscal conservatism coupled with social liberalism, a classic duo of Libertarianism!

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Conservative (jazz singer) Lloyd Marcus:

My Conservative Adventure - Marcus was having a visit with his 85 year old father, a pastor of four churches in Baltimore.

"I explained how Obama is fundamentally transforming America into liberals' socialist/progressive dream. His agenda, which includes same-sex marriage, late-term abortion, amnesty for illegals, gun control, addicting as many Americans as possible to government assistance, and redistribution of wealth, is strongly supported by the Democratic Party, Hollywood, and the mainstream media.
All who dare oppose the administration's agenda are branded haters and publicly humiliated by pundits and the mainstream media. Obama uses government agencies such as the IRS to punish those he perceives to be his enemies."

"Obama has been lying, pulling the wool over Americans' eyes for five years. Dad said something that gave me hope. He said, "The truth always rises." Obama's approval and trust poll numbers are plummeting."
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I75at7AM
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2013 9:35:51 AM

The RINOs Want a Terry McAuliffe Victory in Virginia - by Mark Levin

"Many in the GOP establishment, from major fundraisers and consultants, to GOP officeholders such as the GOP Lt. Gov and mayor of Virginia Beach, have either trashed Attorney General Ken Cuccinnelli or endorsed McAuliffe outright. The GOP national machine has done next to nothing for Cuccinnelli. And GOP bag man, Karl Rove, is all over Fox without a word of support for Cuccinnelli, while he schemes and whispers behind the scenes against conservatives nationwide."

Levin lays it wide open in this column.
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2013 5:23:39 PM

~
I75at7AM,

I believe we are in a much worse predicament than what Loudon is saying.

Our Constitution does not grant us rights, it merely acknowledges them and that they come from our Creator. The Bill of Rights enumerates certain rights and acknowledges that there are many more than just those mentioned. (See the Ninth Amendment.)

I sincerely hope that what I'm about to say is way off base but, the Government appears to be usurping our Creator. Almost everything this Administration has accomplished has been the result of deception. One of the few promises reaming that have not been broken is the promise 'to fundamentally change America!'
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I75at7AM
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2013 4:23:39 PM

From Dr. Gina Loudon (see the "About" in the link, she gets around)
The morbid psychology of 0bamacare
(Book)

"I wrote a story this week about the nationalizing of our health care through 0bamacare and what that might mean to our privacy. The psychological impact of 0bamacare goes way beyond the practical privacy implications.
As a behavioral expert, I have already heard from people that there is just certain information they don’t feel like they can discuss with a counselor any longer......From constitutional experts, I have heard that 0bamacare essentially leaves constitutional rights, especially the Bill of Rights, in tatters."

"How many will hide their guns and lie about it, rather than disclose it to a government that has already used the IRS, the SEC, the NSA and others to target people they want to control? How many will simply not seek mental help when they need it?"

"0bamacare is anything but compassionate or helpful. It is the most unspeakably destructive piece of legislation to ever impose itself on our nation, and the psychological implications are devastating."



[Edited by: I75at7AM at 10/28/2013 4:25:25 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2013 7:53:24 AM

Jack Cashill: Deconstructing Bill Ayers - most of you won't bother. Keep your heads in the sand, the view is better than reality for you.

Movie Review: Dragon Day: Red Dawn for Intellectuals
"It is against this backdrop of real events that Dragon Day, a tense thriller set to release November 1st, depicts a Chinese takeover of the U.S. after our government defaults on its debt."

""When I would pitch the film to people, I (Director Jeffrey Travis) could rarely finish the logline before the reaction was "Oh my God, that's really going to happen". Our joke was we had to finish the film before it became a documentary.
Given where we are today, that may not be so funny."
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I75at7AM
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2013 11:27:14 AM

Writing less often but making more sense than ever, Neal Boortz
deconstructs Harry Reid in this no-holds-barred, take-no-prisoners column.

"“The Tea Partiers are anarchists.”
The first thing you want to do when someone starts tossing around terms like “anarchist” is to ask for a definition."
"An anarchist would be someone who supports anarchy. So far even Harry can understand this. But what is anarchy? Go to Wikipedia and you get “a society without a publicly enforced government.”"
"Here, Harry, is why Tea Partiers are not anarchists. Tea Partiers, in fact, believe even more strongly than you and most of your Democrat pals in the rule of law. Not a society without laws, but a society with laws that are equally and evenly enforced..."

"Federalist paper No 62 is entitled “The Senate.”"
"“It will be of little avail to the people, that the laws are made by men of their own choice, if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood; if they be repealed or revised before they are promulgated, or undergo such incessant changes that no man, who knows what the law is today, can guess what it will be tomorrow. Law is defined to be a rule of action; but how can that be a rule, which is little known, and less fixed?”

"Now let me tell you, Harry dear, just what the Tea Partiers think when they read Federalist 62. They’re thinking about the so-called health care reform package you slipped into law when the public was clearly against it. The Tea Partiers heard your House counterpart Nancy Pelosi say that the law had to be passed so that we could see what is in it. Now that sounds like a “… law so voluminous that (it) cannot be read, or so incoherent that (it) cannot be understood” to the Tea Partiers. This makes them anarchists? Plus, with the delays and waivers being constantly issued by 0bama, how can a man “…who knows what the law is today even guess what it will be tomorrow?” Do these people who simply want the law to be enforced as it was written, and who are seeking a delay in implementation until this is done, be written off as anarchists?"

Smacking Harry upside with well-known facts about the rule of law.

I would give a considerable amount of money to watch Reid read this column just to see the look on his face (ouch).
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2013 1:47:05 PM

Emerging from retirement, Neal Boortz takes on Starbucks and Gun-Free zones and he pretty well trashes the concept.

"Now I have a simple question for Starbucks CEO Schultz. If you were sitting in one of your coffee shops sipping your overpriced cup of burnt coffee, and a thug walked in with a gun and started robbing the customers – you included – at gunpoint, would you sit there and pray that nobody else in your shop has a gun and knows how to use it?"

Ouch!
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I75at7AM
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2013 2:07:07 PM

Writing in American Thinker, Sierra Rayne (sounds like a liberal child's name....) totally blows up the Red States are Welfare States meme.

Because that what the facts show.
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2013 8:48:48 AM

In a handy timeline/retrospective, Neal Boortz reviews how quickly Putin came to *Own* 0bama, and will probably continue to for the rest of 0bama's sad Presidency.
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2013 12:56:52 PM

In American Thinker today:

Krugman Accused of Plagiarism

"A UCLA economics professor has come forward and accused economist and Nobel Lauriat Paul Krugman of plagiarism."

From Breitbart:
NYT's Paul Krugman Accused of Plagiarism

Serious allegations. If true, unbecoming of a Nobel laureate.

0bama take note.
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 10:51:33 AM

One of my fave's, Neal Boortz, writes about 0bama's upbringing.
Consider the timeline and the facts.

Here, in a nutshell, is what I think about 0bama’s American pedigree.
"0bama was born to a Kenyan male who despised America. He was raised by a woman who, likewise, harbored a deeply felt animosity toward our country. 0bama’s father was a dedicated Communist, as was his mother."
"0bama’s mother took up with and then married a man name Sotero and moved to Indonesia with her son. At this point 0bama had spent almost no time living in the United States except (possibly) for a short period of time in Hawaii."
"To keep her son from hearing favorable comments about the evil American capitalist system she shipped him off to Hawaii to live with maternal grandparents,..."
"This is why I have repeatedly said that when 0bama first arrived on the American mainland in 1979 it was, for all practical purposes, the first time 0bama had experienced life in the United States."
"And just what was that experience? As a freshman at a liberal arts college in California --- for two years --- before he transferred to Columbia in New York, arguably one of the most anti-American left wing colleges in the country."

Okay, that last part is opinion, but it is based on the facts of 0bama's upbringing.
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2013 12:41:32 PM

I will add a writer, who is a columnist, but also writer of books:

Diana West has written American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation's Character

"Part real-life thriller, part national tragedy, American Betrayal lights up the massive, Moscow-directed penetration of America’s most hallowed halls of power, revealing not just the familiar struggle between Communism and the Free World, but the hidden war between those wishing to conceal the truth and those trying to expose the increasingly official web of lies."

Reviews:

"This explosive book is a long-needed answer to court histories that continue to obscure key facts about our backstage war with Moscow. Must-reading for serious students of security issues and Cold War deceptions, both foreign and domestic."-- M. Stanton Evans, author of Blacklisted by History

"Diana West's new book rewrites WWII and Cold War history not by disclosing secrets, but by illuminating facts that have been hidden in plain sight for decades. Furthermore, she integrates intelligence and political history in ways never done before."--Jeffrey Norwitz, former professor of counterterrorism, Naval War College

"The government of the United States, during Franklin Roosevelt's administration, was awash in Soviet agents and fellow travelers. These moles permeated virtually every branch and agency right up to the executive office. They steered American foreign policy in a direction that served the interests of Stalin and Co. But equally alarming, these pro-Soviet agents burrowed into the news media, Hollywood, academia and the churches. The effects of this subversion are with us still."

Wow.
Just wow.

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If you want to read something unbelievable, try this: A Psychology Professor's Dark Past Raises Questions about the Insanity Defense

"Troubling issues over the insanity defense have emerged amid stunning revelations about what became of a teenager who killed his family 46 years ago in Georgetown, Texas."

"At around midnight on August 4, 1967, Wolcott got high by sniffing glue, and then went on the bloody rampage he'd planned for at least a week."

"Tried as an adult, an all-male jury found Wolcott to be insane -- a paranoid schizophrenic -- and thus not guilty."

"He was sent to a state mental hospital, and after that he disappeared from the headlines -- until two reporters from the Advocate, Ann Marie Gardner and Cathy Payne, tracked him down in Decatur, Illinois. There, under the name James St. James, he is a popular and award-winning psychology professor at Millikin University -- a pony-tailed man who heads the Behavioral Sciences Department."

"In 1974, after six years at Rusk, Wolcott was declared to be sane. A jury then sent him free after deliberating for ten minutes."

"Wolcott subsequently changed his name and went onto live an utterly normal and law-abiding life, at least from outward appearances. He earned a Ph.D in psychology from the University of Illinois in 1988 and then joined Millikin's faculty. And he kept his dark past a secret until ...."

Simply unbelievable.

These two reporters, Ann Marie Gardner and Cathy Payne, should win a Pulitzer Prize (or something more respectable) for digging up this story.

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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2013 8:26:34 AM

Again, retired radio man Neal Boortz cuts through all of the bull surrounding the issues of the day, slices and dices each scandal into a neat little cube, and lays them all at the foot of whom they belong to.

The 0bama Diversion Game

"Before we get into some specifics from the thundering mindless herd, let’s admit just why the George Zimmerman verdict continues to be such a huge story. It’s all about 0bama. Rather, it’s all about protecting 0bama."

"There’s Benghazi. There are still no answers as to why the additional security requested by our State Department officials on the ground in Benghazi was denied."

" Then there was the IRS targeting scandal. We learned that the approval process for many Tea Party tax exemption applications were overseen by one William Wilkins … one of the very few 0bama appointees in the IRS...the IRS persecution buck stops with 0bama."

"Then there’s 0bamacare. This legislative monstrosity if unraveling faster than a cheap sweater.....labor unions, are beginning to understand the disaster that is 0bamacare,"

"The nation’s attention is now diverted from Benghazi, the IRS and ObamaCare, and firmly focused on a simple self-defense trial in Central Florida. When the trial ended with a not guilty verdict the usual suspects, Sharpton and the rest of the Racial Grievance Industry, went to work stirrin’ the puddin’."

"Then an amazing and frightening thing happened. For the first time in my memory the federal government of the United States singled out an American citizen, one who had been found not guilty of any wrongdoing in a court of law by a jury of his peers, and targeted him for federal prosecution."

"The steam started to escape from the “help us nail Zimmerman ploy” and 0bama, concerned that attention might be shifting back to his malfeasance, arrogance, narcissism and complete ineptitude, decided to deliver a little impromptu lecture on race to the press corps on Friday,"

Nothing like another diversion to try to move attention from the absolute fiascos of 0bama's Administration and onto something the media can get its teeth into ---- racial strife.

Nice work, media.
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2013 12:41:48 PM

My favorite retired radio talk shot host Neal Boortz takes on the Lame-O media coverage of the airliner crash at San Francisco. He tried watching Fox News and CNN and found both networks lacking.
Airplane! (Yes, the title of a spoof movie from the '70's)
"Eventually, though, the coverage started to break on CNN and Fox News. I chose Fox. This was the only way I could be assured that Piers Morgan wasn’t going to be part of the coverage. Right off the bat it became clear that Fox was relying on reports from people who barely new the difference between a DC7 and a 777. The errors and impossibilities in the reporting were laughable, so I switched to CNN. Not much better there … "

Boortz lays out six major points where Fox missed or misinterpreted the facts. Still better than CNN?
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2013 11:47:08 AM

That last link again for mister8tch: The Carbonated President

(makes me feel fine and bubbly)
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2013 11:22:28 AM

Whatever you may thing of the WSJ, they nailed this one correctly. I imagine that Mr Obama will next try and dismantle Congress all together, and propose that he be crowned King.

The Carbonated President
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This is a ver disturbing column, discussing how the human race seems to have its own self-destructive propensity.
Towards the end the author finally gets to a glimmer of hope:
"Yes, there is an alternative to total annihilation of human civilization ... but likely only after the collapse, wars, famine, pandemics, great loss of life, a total wake up call."

And a call to sanity:
"...societies fail because politicians are driven by narrow ideologies and self-interest, they fail to engage the long view, they lack the courage to do the right thing."
"Now ask yourself: Are our political leaders really wired to save civilization for future generations, in time to avoid total collapse?"
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Message Posted: May 22, 2013 1:25:38 PM

This next piece was posted in an Obamacare thread, but it is a great column by a great author, Cal Thomas:

ObamaCare forces a good doctor to quit
"Whatever anyone says, prepare for a future where your health costs will be higher and your choices fewer!"
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Ann coulter
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Neal Boortz, retired radio talker, sounds off on the morning after pill and also
on how allergies are like liberal big government.
What will the availability of the morning-after pill mean to 15-year-olds who aren’t sexually active? Basically, nothing. "So what will the availability of this pill mean to 15-year-olds who are already sexually active? Basically one thing...."

And about the allergies that force people to move out of some states to warmer drier climates"
"Self-reliant, liberty-loving Americans built something entirely different in Naples, in Texas and in other havens of rationality. If you want to move here, fine. But can you leave your noxious weeds behind please?"
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Are We Being Compromised by Barack Obama's Murky Past?
"The Russians most likely would have started collecting data during Obama's university years, when he professed radical Marxist views. They were certainly focusing on him by the time of his celebrated speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention.

By that time, Russian intelligence had easy access to the true facts concerning Obama's birth, parentage, and childhood; his mentor (communist Frank Marshall Davis); and his college performance, as well as who provided his finances. They also would have obtained the information on his passport history and his complete political career and associates."

Is the author an unhinged right-wing wacko?
Not hardly. "James A. Lyons, U.S. Navy retired Admiral, was commander-in-chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet and senior U.S. military representative to the United Nations."
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2013 10:42:51 AM

I75at7AM, >>"Could it happen here? Well certainly it could."<<
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It already did. FDR demanded all gold coins be turned in to the US Treasury where they were promptly melted down. He also made it illegal for anyone to own any gold except for jewelry and humanistic purposes. The Federal Government paid $20 for each ounce turned in. A few months later, he devalued the US Dollar by increasing the Conversion of to $35 an ounce.

A similar Government slight of hand was proposed just a few months ago when the deficit problem was going to circumvented by the US Mint minting a Trillion Dollar Platinum Coin and having it placed in the US Treasury.

BTW, all of the above is unconstitutional.

Can't happen here????
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