RUSH: Now, let´s go to Egypt and get this out of the way before we get to the health care Stack, ladies and gentlemen. Grab sound bite number four, because back in February of 2011, when this whole thing started, I made a point, or I made an observation. And I want to play for you what I said. I´ll set it up by saying that I said, "It´s the second revolution that counts." What is happening now, in other words. The first revolution more often than not doesn´t survive. So what you really have to pay attention to is
Three teenagers were charged Tuesday in the killing of a white college student in Duncan, Oklahoma, and part of the story is what didn´t happen. There was no saturation cable TV coverage, no press conference featuring Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson, and no statement from the Oval Office. The death of Christopher Lane, while as troubling as that of Trayvon Martin, will not become a national touchstone of racial and cultural debate or reflection. But maybe it should. A 22-year-old Australian from Melbourne, Lane was attending East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma, to pursue his dream of playing that American pastime,
Socialist activists and their front groups played a shockingly outsized role shaping and passing the monumental financial reform legislation that authorized the creation of President Obama´s powerful consumer credit watchdog agency. Their intimate involvement is revealed in a new book, "Financial Justice: The People´s Campaign to Stop Lender Abuse," which offers a rare, if biased, behind-the-scenes look at the anti-bank movement´s multimillion-dollar lobbying effort in support of the Dodd-Frank Act. Written by two leftist consumer advocates drawing from interviews with more than 30 of the activist-lobbyists, the book is a road map to their radical activities, from ginning up hatred for "greedy
The Law: Based on recent decisions, military justice isn´t what it should be. In several cases, judges have made what seem to be major errors, swayed perhaps by outside pressures. Have military courts been politicized, too? The military justice system has a near-impossible job. It must not only dispense justice under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, but it often must do so with outside civilian interference. But recent events suggest that military justice is going off the rails — in large part due to the influence of politically correct thinking from civilian politics. Take the case of Army Maj. Nidal Hasan, who
Scandal: Let some time pass, then quietly reinstate four State Department officials who were left holding the bag. The White House is betting that this "reverse Saturday Night Massacre" will make Benghazi go away. During Watergate, President Nixon ordered Attorney General Elliot Richardson to fire special prosecutor Archibald Cox. When Richardson refused and resigned, Nixon ordered the deputy attorney general to do it. He also refused and resigned. Finally, Solicitor General Robert Bork, who felt that the law gave him no choice, fired Cox, a decision Bork would live to regret when the Saturday Night Massacre came back to haunt him in
In his dazzling revolutionary polemic, Common Sense, Thomas Paine explained in no uncertain terms that in America, the law is king. For as in absolute governments the King is law, so in free countries the law ought to be king; and there ought to be no other. John Adams put this a little more pithily a few years later, distilling into the new constitution of Massachusetts an ancient English value: This state, Adams wrote, would be “a government of laws and not of men.” Adams’s axiom has become American scripture; an impulsively recalled maxim of liberty to which all men who feel threatened
The White House said Wednesday that it would consider a clemency petition for Bradley Manning "like any other application" after the Army private was sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking a cache of documents to WikiLeaks. "There´s a process for pardon applications or clemency applications, I believe they´re called," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said. "And I´m not going to get ahead of that process. If there is an application that´s filed by Mr. Manning or his attorneys, that application will be considered in that process like any other application." Manning´s attorney said shortly after his sentencing that he would
RUSH: I was just thinking, if we can´t even reach out to the Millennials, our own children, how are we gonna reach out to the Hispanics? I mean, if you´re the Republican Party, and you can´t even reach out to your own kids and turn them around, if you can´t even reach out to your own Millennial generation and give them the truth about things, how in the world are you gonna reach out to Hispanics? You know, Moynihan, Senator Moynihan, Daniel Moynihan came up with this phrase, "defining deviance down." And what that meant was that as crime and malfeasance
RUSH: At the end of yesterday´s program, in the final hour -- by the way, the final hour of yesterday´s program might be worth your while to go to RushLimbaugh.com and revisit and listen to it and read the transcripts. We spent a lot of time in that hour focusing on Millennials, that maximum age 30 right now. These are people who, in 2008, bought hook, line, and sinker the entire Obama message of hope and change, transformation, utopia, perfection, the end of everything bad, and the beginning of everything good. And of course none of that has worked out.
Democratic representative Jim Clyburn likened conservative media and websites to the propaganda outlets of Nazi Germany in a radio interview today. The South Carolina Democrat at first seemed to be going after the American media as a whole, but went on to target “extreme right-wing” bloggers for supposedly ginning up “manufactured controversies.” He warned of serious consequences of people’s trusting such sources, saying ”the people of Germany believed Hitler’s foolishness that led to the Holocaust. They believed that stuff.” “You have people’s words and phrases being misrepresented and looped through the news media and thrown out there on the Internet, and people
RUSH: I have it hear, folks, right here in my formerly nicotine-stained fingers. This is an article from NPR. And I would think a lot of Millennials listen to NPR. They´ve been conditioned to, "oh, that´s erudite and elite." Well, their professors all did. (interruption) Did anybody make a big deal out of what? Well, no. In fact, when I was in my twenties, nobody was even willing to take you seriously until you were 40. You hadn´t lived long enough to know enough to be trusted with enough when I grew up. Snerdley, things change. There used to be some
By now you’ve probably heard of Christian Nation, a new novel out this summer from W. W. Norton that depicts a world where Sarah Palin’s president: Martial law has been declared, Evangelical Christians have launched their secret plans to control American society, and the country’s become a theocracy, and the only people standing in their way are the protagonist, a New York corporate lawyer who does good by “mobilizing capital” for infrastructure and resource-extraction projects in ”the poorest countries on earth,” while keeping the Chinese out, for a modest-sounding fee; and his gay techie Indian-American friend, Sanjay. The book is by
YUCAIPA — School district officials in San Bernardino County say they will discontinue a policy that required elementary school students to kneel down before being dismissed to class. Principal Dana Carter at Calimesa Elementary School had reportedly instituted the policy, which called for students at various times of the school day to kneel down on one knee and wait for the principal or another administrator to dismiss them, as a safety measure. A flyer had been circulated among parents alleging Carter began the policy as “a positive way to enforce safety” among students, usually right before classes begin or immediately after recess. Yucaipa
Trenton — In case anyone had any doubts on where Gov. Chris Christie stands on climate change, he made his position crystal clear this afternoon: It´s real and it´s a problem. In vetoing a bill (S2946) that would have required New Jersey to stay in a regional program intended to curb greenhouse gases — a program Christie plans to leave by the end of the year — the governor said "climate change is real." He added that "human activity plays a role in these changes" and that climate change is "impacting our state." Christie´s words are his strongest to date in regards to
It’s hard to fathom how or why our administration ever thought the Muslim Brotherhood saw democracy as other than a means to an end — and a particularly repellent one at that — in the first place. It’s not as if the MB is subtle. They have proclaimed who they are since their founding by Hasan al Banna in 1928 and have not wavered in any significant way since in their global jihadist goals. They have also been unstinting in their massive misogyny, homophobia and rigid support of Shariah law über alles (quite literally über alles, since the Brotherhood were —
The images of three youths police say murdered Melbourne baseballer Christopher Lane have emerged. The Oklahoma teens, who face first-degree murder charges, have been named as Chancey Luna, James Edwards and Michael Jones, News.com.au has reported. But their parents yesterday protested their innocence. Jennifer Luna, whose son is suspected of firing the fatal shot, claimed her son was at home saying: "My son is not that way. My son is a good kid." Earlier today, former deputy prime minister Tim Fischer has urged Australian tourists to boycott the US in the wake of the shooting murder of the Melbourne baseball star.
Former President Bill Clinton´s foundations spent a total of $50million on travel over the past decade, $12.1million of which was spent in just one year. An internal investigation into spending at the various charities that the former President runs found that the funds used for travel costs have gone up in recent years. The audit comes as new reports have revealed that the Clinton Foundation has been ´in the red´ for years even though the charity has raised hundreds of millions of dollars each year, showing the high cost of running the worldwide charity.
CAIRO — The world’s most influential Islamist movement is in danger of collapse in the land of its birth — its leaders imprisoned, its supporters slain and its activists branded as terrorists in what many are describing as the worst crisis to confront Egypt’s 85-year-old Muslim Brotherhood. In the week since Egypt’s new military-backed rulers ordered a brutal crackdown on camps filled with protesters calling for the reinstatement of ousted president Mohamed Morsi, the group that used its organizational muscle to win the country’s first democratic elections, held in late 2011 and early 2012, has been cast into disarray. Analysts
Waiting to Exhale author Terry McMillan alternately uses Twitter to bash the GOP and share warm and fuzzy life tips with her followers. Today´s social media message falls squarely in the former camp. McMillan, an Obama apologist of the highest order, lashed out at former Gov. Sarah Palin, promising violence should the two women ever end up in the same place at the same time.McMillan previously compared the GOP to Hitler and called Mitt Romney a sociopath.
OKLAHOMA CITY -- An Australian man attending an Oklahoma college on a baseball scholarship was shot and killed in what police described Monday as a random act of violence by three "bored" teenagers who decided to kill someone for the fun of it. Christopher Lane, 22, of Melbourne, was found dead Friday while visiting the town of Duncan, where his girlfriend and her family live. Three boys, ages 15, 16, and 17, are in custody and face a court appearance Tuesday afternoon.Duncan Police Chief Danny Ford said Monday a woman called 911 after she saw Lane stagger across the road
When Craig Mazin first met his freshman roommate, Rafael Edward Cruz, he knew the 17-year-old Texan was not like other students at Princeton, or probably anywhere else for that matter. (Snip) By Mazin’s account and those of multiple members of Princeton’s class of 1992, the Ted Cruz who arrived as a college freshman in 1988 was nearly identical to the man who arrived in Washington as a freshman Republican senator in 2013: intelligent, confident, fixated on conservative political theory, and deeply polarizing.
Chris Lane is the Australian college student and baseball player who was murdered while jogging along a street in Duncan, Oklahoma. The perpetrators were three teenagers who were bored and decided to murder someone just for fun. They saw Lane running by, got in a car, drove behind him and shot him in the back. Two of the bored teenagers, Chancey Luna and James Edwards, have been charged with first degree murder:(Snip for photos)Their confederate Michael Jones is charged with being an accessory after the fact. Apparently Jones was driving the car, while Luna pulled the trigger on a .22
MSNBC host Chris Matthews went off on Tuesday about what he characterized as a variety of efforts by Republicans and conservatives to “delegitimize” President Barack Obama. Among the efforts he cited to prove this case are Republicans calling Obama “a liberal leader,” or simply “Obama,” instead of “The President of the United States.” Addressing Bush’s Brain author Wayne Slater, Matthews tore into what he saw as GOP efforts to ensure that the president’s legacy is a mixed one. “It seems there’s a very interesting compelling continuing effort to delegitimize this president,” Matthews insisted. “People on the right say he’s a disaster, which
Emboldened by an outpouring of support on social media, low-wage fast-food and retail workers from eight cities who have staged walkouts this year are calling for a national day of strikes Aug. 29. The workers — who are backed by local community groups and national unions and have held one-day walkouts in cities such as New York, St. Louis and Detroit — say they have received pledges of support from workers in dozens of cities across the country. The workers are calling for a wage of $15 an hour and the right to form a union. Organizers of the walkout say
Prosecutors on Tuesday charged two teenagers accused of gunning down an Australian student in Oklahoma for the “fun of it” with first-degree murder, and a third teen with being an accessory. Officials say 22-year-old Christopher Lane, who was visiting the U.S. on a baseball scholarship at East Central University, was jogging along a road in Duncan, Okla., after visiting his girlfriend on Friday when he was shot in the back, allegedly by the teens.