RUSH: Now, listen to the latest explanation. This was on Fox a little while ago. Jenna Lee, the cohost on Fox, was speaking with an author by the name of Anne Speckhard, who has written something called Talking to Terrorists. I assume it´s a book. Anne Speckhard, author of Talking to Terrorists, was on Fox, and she was talking about how Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev may have become radicalized. Jenna Lee said, "Dzhokhar, the surviving suspect, has been in our country longer than he was overseas. He´s an American citizen.
If I may presume to take it one level deeper than Rushbo............I would suggest that different ´souls´ (Angels in Earth Suits)may be here for different reasons and to learn different lessons. How else to explain the Progressive´s immunity to reason ? The soldier´s willingness to die ? The Conservative´s willingness to be seen as the "Bad Guy" even though he knows that the "Free Market" and "Limited Government" are the only answer.
"Edumacation" is a farce except in the hard sciences and even they have been corrupted to the extent that they fail to denounce their "Green Commie" cohorts.
.....but then, I´m just an old plumber who never went to school.
With all respect to #2, I consider him to be better educated then most of the pundits that I hear and read. My late mother used to call them the ´over educated´ class. That class of people have to clue to survival in the real world. They are nothing but snobs who look down at the rest of us. But we are better equipped to handle life and what it throws at us, and are more likely to be practicing Christians.
Whereas with #2´s comment, that reflects somebody who took the time to learn about life´s survival skills, and is currently passing his knowledge on to us every time he comments. That is a huge reason why I am grateful to have access to Lucianne´s salon everyday. This website has made me better educated than most of those who went to an Ivy League school.
So many do-gooder program seek to educate people away from their drugs, their addictions, their anger (as in anger-management classes). Real change in these areas takes a change of heart, and that come from God (whoops, I said it again!)
The Environmental Protection Agency wants to be the nation´s super-regulator, though it might first try to regulate its own employees. At least the ones pretending to be James Bond. The Department of Justice in late September announced a plea agreement with John C. Beale, until recently a senior career employee at EPA´s Office of Air and Radiation. Beale, 64, has admitted to devoting most of his 23-year career to bilking taxpayers of some $900,000 in pay and expenses. "Saturday Night Live" couldn´t come up with this story. Information released by law enforcement, and details from an investigation by Louisiana Senator David Vitter,
In the wake of the 2012 elections, Republicans are being warned once again that they need to compromise their principles to win at the ballot box. That the only way to win the center is to move to the center. If this were true, Barack Obama would not be president today—and I would not be governor of Wisconsin. When I was first elected as Milwaukee County Executive in 2002, pundits said it was a fluke—a Republican elected in a heavily Democratic district in a special election in the wake of a political scandal. To stay in the job, they said, I would
Repeal: Democrats might think the Frankenstein´s monster they´ve created with ObamaCare can be tamed before the next election by applying a few bandages and stitches. If so, they are badly misinformed. On CNN last week, DNC head Debbie Wasserman Schultz told Candy Crowley that "Democratic candidates will be able to run on ObamaCare as an advantage leading into the 2014 election." It reminds us of what David Axelrod claimed back in March 2010, when he told Crowley that Democrats would be rewarded in November for enacting ObamaCare. Axelrod was profoundly wrong. Voters severely punished Democrats for ObamaCare, handing control of the House —
Shamelessness: The two-centuries-old right of filibuster has famously been called "the American privilege of free speech in its most dramatic form." Harry Reid and Senate Democrats just threw it into the trash can. The next time you want to give the kids a civics lesson they´ll actually enjoy by putting on 1939´s "Mr. Smith Goes To Washington" starring Jimmy Stewart, you´ll have to tell them that was back when there was something in America called a United States Senate. As of Nov. 21, 2013, a date which will live in infamy, the Senate has been reduced to ashes and rubble after being
An anonymous whistleblower in a New York Post column by John Crudele is alleging that unemployment jobs data in the current population survey conducted by the Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics was manipulated in 2012 to help Barack Obama get re-elected. According to the source, specifically the Oct. 5, 2012 jobs report was faked — just in time for the election. Worse, the practice reportedly continues to date. That was the report that showed a 0.3 percentage-point drop in the unemployment rate, helping it get below 8% for the first time in 43 months, an Obama administration
President John F. Kennedy and Texas Governor John Connally weren´t the only ones in the line of fire on that fateful day in 1963 - a 27-year-old car salesman standing 531 feet away was also wounded. James Tague, known as ´the accidental victim,´ has recounted the moment he felt something ´sting me in the face´ after he heard what he first thought was a firecracker explode at Dealy Plaza. The now-77-year-old was barely aware the president was in town until traffic stopped in front of him near the Plaza´s triple underpass. Already late for a lunch date, he stepped out of his
On a gloomy November afternoon, I helped carry the inexpensive wooden casket of Lee Harvey Oswald to a grave on a slight rise dotted with dying grass. With no mourners around to serve as pallbearers, it was a task that fell to me and a few other reporters covering the funeral of John F. Kennedy´s assassin. Fifty years later, I remain a reluctant and minor footnote in American history. It was a story that began with a tip: Oswald would be buried at Rose Hill Cemetery in Fort Worth, where he had spent part of his childhood, just one day after nightclub
A former Senate aide who spent decades climbing through the ranks in Washington has revealed how the Capitol was run by men who drank bourbon at all hours, had sex with secretaries and accepted thousands of dollars in bribes. Robert Gene Baker worked first as a page in the Senate, transferring phone calls and keeping track of vote counts, but grew his role so that he ended up being former President Lyndon Baines Johnson’s closest aide. Baker was eventually arrested for theft and tax evasion in 1967, but he has now opened up to Politico Magazine about the lawless manner that dominated
George Zimmerman is being framed by his ex-girlfriend who faked a pregnancy in a failed bid to stop him leaving her, before lying to police that he had pointed a shotgun at her, it has been claimed. Zimmerman has been ordered to stay 1,500 feet away from Samantha Scheibe at all times and hand over his array of guns after she claimed he threatened her and forced her out of their home in Florida. She claims to have helped him after he spiraled into a deep depression following his acquittal in the Trayvon Martin case and has tried to kill himself multiple
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, despite its innocent-sounding name, contains a Trojan horse for the pro-life movement. It is the first treaty that contains a reference to “reproductive health.” This term may sound innocuous, but it is not. Ever since the U.N. Conference on Population and Development, held in Cairo in 1994, anti-life forces have used the term to try to promote a binding, international legal right to abortion. They have argued — and continue to argue — that the repetition of these words, in various statements in a variety of contexts around the
The Kansas City Star says that conservatives killed JFK, and that if we’re not careful they’ll kill President Obama: We live again — or perhaps still — in angry times. And today, as in 1963, much of the anger is directed at a leader who is seen by many as “different,” a disruption of the image that some people hold of the nation and the person who represents it as president. In 1963, Dallas was a hotbed for conspiracy theories, contempt for the federal government and insinuations about the president’s loyalties and motives. Half a century later, all of that mistrust and
RUSH: Juan Williams. Obama convened a secret meeting that didn´t stay secret very long yesterday of left-wing journalists and reporters. They had people in there like Juan Williams, people from MSNBC, I think Chris Matthews. It was 10 or 12 of ´em, and it was like a strategerical session. Obama brought ´em in there to, you know, buck ´em up, to basically tell them to be confident and go out and keep spreading the Obamacare word in a positive way. Juan Williams, of Fox News, just gave his report from that meeting. He said, among other things, that in the meeting
President Barack Obama told the Wall Street CEO Council Tuesday that his administration has "reined in spending" and "cut our deficits by more than half." "After years of trillion-dollar deficits we reined in spending, wound down two wars and began to change a tax code that I believe was too skewed towards the wealthiest among us at the expense of the middle class," said Obama. "And since I took office, we have now cut our deficits by more than half. Add it all and businesses like yours have created 7.8 million new jobs over the past 44 months, we´ve gone farther
´´Knockout´´ attacks have been reported in several states around the country and now investigators believe three people have been attacked in our area. Police in Lower Merion are investigating two attacks in the area, and Philadelphia detectives are investigating an attack in Northeast Philadelphia. It’s a violent crime that in other parts of the country has proven fatal. Videos from cities around the country show people being punched and beaten at random.
It´s no secret that Sarah Palin is mighty steamed at MSNBC and Martin Bashir over his despicable remarks about the abusive treatment he imagines for her. And now she´s doing something about it. The former Alaska governor and Fox News contributor was scheduled to sit down with Matt Lauer for a Christmas season interview. That´s now toast. Palin has now canceled Lauer´s scheduled trip to Wasilla, a source close to her tells me. It´s not because Palin is upset with Lauer or the "Today" show, but as a protest against NBC for not taking action against Bashir. In fact, Palin once sat
Negligence? Absolutely. Incompetence? The case can be made. But scandalous? To suggest that the White House has willfully engaged in the intentional misleading of the public and an outrageous dereliction of its responsibilities to enforce the laws passed by Congress has been a bridge too far. Until recently. New revelations are now forcing even the most reluctant of President Barack Obama’s critics to concede that the Affordable Care Act’s implementation has evolved into a scandal. “I was not informed directly that the website would not be working, as the way it was supposed to,” Obama told reporters on November 14.
MICHELLE OBAMA: I thought I wanted to be a pediatrician when I was really little and then I wasn´t that great at math and science so I switched to law because my mother told me that I like to argue a lot. But I realized in high school and in college that you don´t have to exactly know, you´re kind of always discovering yourself. So I studied law, I went to law to school, but was pretty clear I just wanted to be a good student. I wanted to know how to read and write and communicate, be able to
In an interview on BET last night with Bow Wow and Keshia Chante, First Lady Michelle Obama talked up her husband, President Barack Obama. "I always say my husband has got swag," said Mrs. Obama. "He’s got a little swag." The audience applauded. Mrs. Obama also said that the president of the United States "sings all the time." She continued, "Oh, yes, he’s in the bathroom all the time just singing." She also praised her husband. "[H]e has got a good voice." Here´s a transcript of that exchange:
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid´s finger is hovering over the big red button that will launch the Democrats´ nuclear attack against the United States Senate. By which we mean that, having secured 51 votes, Reid reportedly plans to advance a change to the body´s voting rules that would facilitate the approval of presidential nominees. KABOOM. That rules change, the much-discussed "nuclear option," is not an insignificant move for Reid. It´s not as bad as what happened in, say, Hiroshima in 1945, but it upends a long-standing tradition in the chamber. The problem in the Democrats´ view, as we´ve noted before,
Well folks, it looks like Arizona Senator John McCain will "be one of these old guys that should’ve shoved off.” According to the Arizona Republic, McCain is set to attend a glitzy fundraising for his 2016 campaign in New York City. Sen. John McCain has scheduled a December fundraiser in New York City, the surest sign yet that the veteran Arizona Republican is serious about possibly pursuing a sixth term in 2016. According to a copy of the invitation obtained Tuesday by The Arizona Republic, McCain is asking supporters to join him 6 p.m. Dec. 16 at the midtown St. Regis Hotel
On Tuesday, President Barack Obama conceded that he will have to "remarket" and "rebrand" Obamacare as public confidence in him and the healthcare law he championed has plummeted. Speaking at the Wall Street Journal CEO Summit, Obama addressed the failures of the Obamacare rollout and said while he was confident that the healthcare model his administration built, which he claimed worked off of the "existing private insurance system," would succeed, the law would have to be rebranded. “We are going to have to obviously remarket and rebrand,” Obama said. “And that will be challenging in this political environment.” When he
President Barack Obama told a gathering of corporate executives Tuesday he´s confident that his model of health care will work in the end, but he said he´s going to have to "re-brand" it to sell it to a skeptical public. He didn´t use the word "Obamacare" once on Tuesday in talking about his health care law, but he mentioned the "Affordable Care Act" seven times. "So, look, I am confident that the model that we built, which works off of the existing private insurance system, is one that will succeed," Obama told the Wall Street Journal´s CEO Council Annual Meeting
The White House has admitted that it was wrong to promise that people would be able to their health care plans under Obamacare. "With respect to the pledge I made that if you like your plan you can keep it, I think -- you know, and I’ve said in interviews -- that there is no doubt that the way I put that forward unequivocally ended up not being accurate. It was not because of my intention not to deliver on that commitment and that promise. We put a grandfather clause into the law but it was insufficient," President Obama said
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says although some Democrats may be voting politically to distance themselves from Obamacare, they were still supporting the law and working in their districts to implement it. "This is history and the future and progress," she stated emphatically, "It stands right there as Social Security, Medicare, affordable health care, as a right, not a privilege for the few, but a right for the many." She was speaking Tuesday at an event sponsored by BuzzFeed. Pelosi acknowledged she was "really disappointed" that the technology behind the website failed, but said she was excited to see the program fully