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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Mark Levin on Weiner Scandal

The Daily News: June 7, 2011

Glenn Beck and Mercury Radio Arts announce GBTV

UN Targets USA's Second Amendment Rights

It is well past the time to tell the UN to locate their HQ in a different country and to keep it's hands off of our nation's sovereignty. Let them locate in a Muslim country and enjoy the perks available there. - Reggie 

U.N. Agreement Should Have All Gun Owners Up In Arms

It may not come as surprising news to many of you that the United Nations doesn’t approve of our Second Amendment. Not one bit. And they very much hope to do something about it with help from some powerful American friends. Under the guise of a proposed global “Small Arms Treaty” premised to fight “terrorism”, “insurgency” and “international crime syndicates” you can be quite certain that an even more insidious threat is being targeted – our Constitutional right for law-abiding citizens to own and bear arms.

What, exactly, does the intended agreement entail?

While the terms have yet to be made public, if passed by the U.N. and ratified by our Senate, it will almost certainly force the U.S. to:
  1. Enact tougher licensing requirements, creating additional bureaucratic red tape for legal firearms ownership.
  2. Confiscate and destroy all “unauthorized” civilian firearms (exempting those owned by our government of course).
  3. Ban the trade, sale and private ownership of all semi-automatic weapons (any that have magazines even though they still operate in the same one trigger pull – one single “bang” manner as revolvers, a simple fact the ant-gun media never seem to grasp).
  4. Create an international gun registry, clearly setting the stage for full-scale gun confiscation.
  5. In short, overriding our national sovereignty, and in the process, providing license for the federal government to assert preemptive powers over state regulatory powers guaranteed by the Tenth Amendment in addition to our Second Amendment rights.
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Note: For some reason, page two of this article starts with a repeat from some of page one. Just scroll down to begin reading page 2. - RH

Ann Coulter Talks about New Book: Demonic

Monday, June 6, 2011

Congressman Anthony Weiner Confesses

Another politician, confesses, cries and apologizes because... he got caught!

But he's very sorry and will resign his office first thing tomorrow... no, wait, he's not resigning!

You see, he broke no law, broke no oath, broke no vow... except his wedding vows!

What a guy! A man of the people. A man we can all admire and look up to. A man of his word. A true role model for America. Actually, he is a man without a conscience and, unfortunately, I believe the Capitol Building and the White House are filled with countless men and women just like this congressman.

I have watched the congressman in several interviews/statements about his famous Tweet and he looked into the eyes of the reporters when he denied sending the infamous picture to a Seattle woman. It is never a sign of character, scruples or conscience when a person can look into the eyes of another and lie with all sincerity.

Let me tell you why Pelosi has so swiftly called for an ethics investigation. They want to shut this story down! Once an ethics investigation begins, the congressman can no longer speak about the incident because "it's under investigation." These people are beyond sorry.

However, I don't think they have considered the fact that women are beginning to come out of the woodwork with more pictures, e-mails and Tweets from their favorite New York congressman. Democrat. He may be forced out, after all.

This story is so vast, I'm not going to attempt any links, but one. Andrew Breitbart has had this story right from the start and there are countless stories about this scandal at Andrew's Big Government site including a story from one of the women Weiner shared pictures with.

Also, here's Breitbart talking to reporters before Weiner's presser this afternoon. - Reggie

Breitbart on Hannity

The Daily News: June 6, 2011

We didn't post The Daily News this past Friday because it was pre-empted.

67th D-Day Anniversary

On June 6, 1944, the Allies invaded Normandy, France and began the march through Europe in World War II. It wouldn't be until May 1945 that the military would achieve Victory in Europe (V-E Day). Never forget.

Supreme Allied Commander, General Dwight D. Eisenhower's D-Day Speech:

Ronald Reagan spoke at the 40th Anniversary in 1984.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Jerusalem: 4000 Years in 5 Minutes

Palin on Fox News Sunday

From this morning
via The Right Scoop

Israeli Soldiers Forced to Stop Invasion by Syrian Protesters

Israeli Forces Fire on Protesters Near Golan

TEL AVIV—Violence along the border between Syria and the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights escalated and claimed casualties on Sunday, as Israeli soldiers opened fire on demonstrators in two locations who sought to march across the frontier on the anniversary of the outbreak of the 1967 Arab-Israeli war.

Syria's state news agency said 20 people were killed and more than 280 were injured in the Israeli attack on Syrians and Palestinians, who were demonstrating the "undaunted will of the youths' commitment to resistance and determination to return to their occupied lands."

Israeli officials said Damascus allowed the protestors to reach the border to distract attention from its repression of weekslong antiregime protests. Israeli officials also said Lebanese authorities avoided a flareup by declaring the border a closed military zone.

It was the worst day of fighting along this border since 1974, just months after Israel and Syria fought a major war for control of the strategic Golan plateau.

After reinforcing the border with trenches, barbed wire and snipers, Israeli officials said they wanted to prevent repeat of demonstrations two weeks ago, when hundreds of Palestinian demonstrators surprised and overwhelmed soldiers on the border and crossed into the Golan Heights.

On Sunday, however, the demonstrators—among them children— halted amid gunfire and hunkered down in a daylong standoff about a football field away from the Israeli line near the northern Golan village of Majdal Shams. Further south, near the Syrian town of Quneitra, the Israeli army fired on demonstrators who advanced on a border crossing, and four land mines exploded.

It was the second flareup in three weeks on a frontier that had remained relatively quiet for more than three decades, despite the cold war between the countries. Inspired by popular domestic demonstrations around the Arab world, pro-Palestinian protestors in Syria and Lebanon are seeking to challenge Israeli forces along the sensitive border region.

Israel—which says the flare-ups are being fomented by Syria and Iran—sees the border demonstrations as a tactic to whip up regional and international pressure on the Jewish state as expectations rise for a United Nations resolution on Palestinian statehood in September.

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More from the Faith & Freedom Coalition Conference

Virginia Attorney General, Ken Cuccinelli, spoke at the second annual Faith & Freedom Coalition Conference on June 4, 2011.

For those that don't remember, this is the man who first filed a lawsuit against ObamaCare. He discusses the absolute lawlessness of the Obama Administration in many areas. Excellent speech and worth the time to watch. - Reggie

So Now All These People Will Apologize to Sarah Palin About Paul Revere, Right?

For those that don't know about the latest liberal attack on Palin, it's about remarks she made concerning Paul Revere a few days ago.

The problem is, once the media spews their venom and claims she is wrong about something, the truth has no room to emerge. I truly appreciate Chris Wallace asking her about it this morning on Fox News Sunday. That gave her a national platform to make her case.

Thanks to William Jacobson's blog, Legal Insurrection, we have the full story. Read below, watch the videos and learn. - Reggie

As with most people, I simply took at face value the popular version that Paul Revere warned that the British were coming, the British were coming. 

Not having any real reason to look into it any deeper, Sarah Palin's statement that Revere warned the British that the colonial militias were waiting seemed odd.

But it appears that the popular version is not complete. 

In fact, as pointed out at Conservatives4Palin, Revere did in fact tell the British that the colonial militias, who had been alerted, were waiting for them.  Here is the original historical text written by Revere (spelling in original, bold added):

I observed a Wood at a Small distance, & made for that. When I got there, out Started Six officers, on Horse back,and orderd me to dismount;-one of them, who appeared to have the command, examined me, where I came from,& what my Name Was? I told him. it was Revere, he asked if it was Paul? I told him yes He asked me if I was an express? I answered in the afirmative. He demanded what time I left Boston? I told him; and aded, that their troops had catched aground in passing the River, and that There would be five hundred Americans there in a short time, for I had alarmed the Country all the way up. He imediately rode towards those who stoppd us, when all five of them came down upon a full gallop; one of them, whom I afterwards found to be Major Mitchel, of the 5th Regiment, Clapped his pistol to my head, called me by name, & told me he was going to ask me some questions, & if I did not give him true answers, he would blow my brains out. He then asked me similar questions to those above. He then orderd me to mount my Horse, after searching me for arms.

Palin's short statement on the video was less than clear; that sometimes happens but the part of the statement which has people screaming -- that Revere warned the British that the colonial militias were waiting -- appears to be true.

Howard Dean warns Democrats Sarah Palin could beat Obama in 2012

Yes, she can! - Reggie

Howard Dean, the former Democratic National Committee chairman who helped Democrats capture the White House in 2008, warns that Sarah Palin could defeat President Obama in 2012.

Dean says his fellow Democrats should beware of inside-the-Beltway conventional wisdom that Obama would crush Palin in a general-election contest next year.

“I think she could win,” Dean told The Hill in an interview Friday. “She wouldn’t be my first choice if I were a Republican but I think she could win.”

Dean warns the sluggish economy could have more of a political impact than many Washington strategists and pundits assume.

“Any time you have a contest — particularly when unemployment is as high as it is — nobody gets a walkover,” Dean said. “Whoever the Republicans nominate, including people like Sarah Palin, whom the inside-the-Beltway crowd dismisses — my view is if you get the nomination of a major party, you can win the presidency, I don’t care what people write about you inside the Beltway,” Dean said.

Dean spoke to The Hill the same day the Labor Department revealed the national economy added only 54,000 jobs in May and the national unemployment rate had risen to 9.1 percent.

Last month the private sector created 83,000 jobs, about a third the average for the previous three months.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Fox NewsWatch: Sarah Palin's Media Relations

Will the press ever get the message?

Tornado 'Obama' Rips Through USA

Michael Ramirez Cartoon
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Fareed Zakaria to America: You’re Not so Great

CNN’s Fareed Zakaria was on Charlie Rose recently and made the claim that America has become “antiquated” and the system our founding documents created is “dysfunctional.”

Zakaria begins by adopting the epic straw man of an arrogant American who thinks America is 100% perfect. Using the pronoun “we think” repeatedly he asserts:

Whenever we have a problem, we tend to think that our Constitution is the best ever created in the history of the world. The people who wrote the Constitution were demi-gods, it never needs to be changed. Our political system is the best in the world. The truth is we have a pretty complicated, antiquated system that’s grown pretty dysfunctional.

Wow, when you put it like that Mr. Zakaria, it’s a wonder we even made it out of the 19th century. Let’s go point by point.

First, the reason Americans revere the Constitution was that it, along with the Declaration of Independence, represented the first time people threw off the chains of a tyrannical government and truly put power in the hands of ordinary people. It was an intellectual revolution more than a physical one. From 1776 and 1789 on, numerous countries have taken our system and used it as a template for change in their countries. We have good reason to be proud.

Weak U.S. Dollar Adds 56.5¢ to Every Gallon of Gasoline

The following is a press release from the Joint Economic Committee. - Reggie

Americans pay the price of Loose Monetary Policy and Quantitative Easing at the Pump

May 16, 2011

Washington, DC --A weak U.S. dollar due to the Federal Reserve's unprecedented pumping of dollars into the American economy is adding 56 and a half cents* to the price of every gallon of gasoline, according to a new study by the Joint Economic Committee Republican staff.

Titled The Price of Oil and the Value of the Dollar, the study notes the value of the U.S. dollar has declined 14 percent since the Federal Reserve began its program of quantitative easing in November of 2008. With oil an international commodity that trades in U.S. dollars, the declining value of the dollar has added $17.04* per barrel to the price of Brent Crude oil. Crude oil is the primary input in the process of making gasoline.

"Americans are paying a steep price at the pump as a result of the weak dollar policies pursued by this Administration and the Federal Reserve", said U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady, the vice chairman and top Republican on the Joint Economic Committee. "There are two lessons here. Rather than pointing fingers at energy manufacturers the President should be looking to his own Treasury and the Fed for answers to the high price of fuel. And this drives home the point that the Federal Reserve should have one mandate, price stability, to prevent inflation and preserve the value of th U.S. dollar.

The Federal Reserve has maintained an exceptionally low target Federal Funds rate for an extended period of time. The Fed's program of quantitative easing known as QE1 and QE2, the purchase of GSE obligations, mortgage backed securities and Treasury securities have been accompanied by a steady decline in the value of the dollar.

Cain: ‘We’ve got to beat Mitt Romney’s money, not Mitt Romney’

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain told The Daily Caller that the biggest threat he expects from former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the most recent entrant into the Republican primary field, is his loads of campaign cash. “We’ve got to beat Mitt Romney’s money, not Mitt Romney,” Cain said.

Cain thinks Romney’s deep war chest gives the perceived frontrunner an “advantage.” Even so, Cain said he doesn’t think Romney’s “message is stronger than” his. “I don’t think his business background is any more impressive than mine,” Cain said. “He just happens to have a deeper war chest and you can do a lot of things in terms of hiring staff, putting together programs, so we just basically have to work smarter with the dollars we will raise.”

To build a war chest himself, Cain said he’s raising money in two ways: through traditional fundraisers and through online donors. He said while his traditional fundraising events at supporters’ homes are aimed at bringing in “larger donors,” his campaign has been getting loads of smaller donations online.

“The online contributions have taken off and, what we have seen, is after the debate and that Frank Luntz focus group that said that Herman Cain did well and he was the winner, we saw our online contributions double right from there, frankly,” he said. “And, we’re not talking about huge, large numbers. We’re talking about people giving $50, $100. When we get a $250 contribution online, we go ‘Wow!’”

Cain said that big events spark more online donations. For example, he said he got another donation “bump” after his official announcement rally on May 21, and when he shoots up in polls and makes it into headlines, the donations roll in. “What happens is you get another bump and then you kind of settle, but it doesn’t go back down to the previous level,” Cain said. “So, we gradually are getting more and more volunteers and we’re getting more and more donors. And, some of these donors, they give every month. We can track that.”

Cain took exception to the notion that former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s campaign has completely disintegrated after he knocked House Budget Chair Paul Ryan’s entitlement reform plan on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “Well, he’s obviously been beat up pretty bad about certain things,” Cain said. “But Newt’s got such a reputation of depth, and, you know, he can still hang in there. I don’t think he has totally self-destructed at this point because he said some things and then got beat up from the conservative side of things.”

As for the expected entrance into the race of Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann and continued speculation about a possible presidential run by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, Cain said he’d welcome them in the race. Palin and Bachmann, both Tea Party movement figures like Cain, might steal some of his thunder if they jump in. But Cain says that doesn’t worry him.

“If one or both of them get in, I would applaud them getting in. I think it only makes the race better,” he said. “I’m not worried about Michele Bachmann getting more of the Tea Party folk than I get because I’m also identified as a favorite with the Tea Party. People will sort that out. I think it’ll be good for the race because, if you’ve got the media covering three conservative voices out there, that’s good for helping to educate people, helping people to understand what this conservative movement is.”

FCC Colluded with Leftist Organization to Push Government Regulation of Internet

Organization with Socialist Ties Driving “Net Neutrality” Agenda inside the Obama FCC?

Contact Information:
Press Office 202-646-5172, ext 305

Washington, DC

Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has uncovered documents from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that indicate officials at the FCC colluded with the leftist Free Press organization to publicly push a new plan to regulate the Internet under the FCC’s so-called “net neutrality” program. Judicial Watch obtained the documents pursuant to a December 27, 2010, Freedom of Information Act request.

In December 2010, the FCC voted 3-2 to advance its “net neutrality program.” This decision seems to fly in the face of an April, 2010 federal appeals court ruling that the FCC had exceeded its authority in seeking to regulate the Internet and enforce “net neutrality” rules.

The supporters of “net neutrality,” including Free Press, argue that high-speed Internet access is a “civil right,” and are recommending new government regulations to provide taxpayer-funded broadband Internet access to all populations, especially those deemed “underserved.” Opponents of “net neutrality” argue the program is designed to impose greater government control over the Internet and will result in less access, not more. Moreover, opponents of “net neutrality,” also dispute the claim that Internet access is a basic civil right protected by the U.S. Constitution.

‘Green Book’ Socialism

Former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney In Libya Admits She Wants Gaddafi-Style Government In USA to Solve All The Problems of America

Faith & Freedom Coalition Conference

The second annual Faith & Freedom Coalition Conference is underway and I am posting some of the speeches from yesterday. Glenn Beck was scheduled to speak at this conference last night but had to cancel because his father-in-law was rushed to the hospital yesterday afternoon. Please, remember Glenn, his wife and family in your prayers. - Reggie

Congressman Allen West

Congressman Paul Ryan

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann

Congressman Mike Pence

US house price fall 'beats Great Depression slide'

The ailing US housing market passed a grim milestone in the first quarter of this year, posting a further deterioration that means the fall in house prices is now greater than that suffered during the Great Depression.

The brief recovery in prices in 2009, spurred by government aid to first-time buyers, has now been entirely snuffed out, and the average American home now costs 33 per cent less than it did at the peak of the housing bubble in 2007. The peak-to-trough fall in house prices in the 1930s Depression was 31 per cent – and prices took 19 years to recover after that downturn.

The latest Case-Shiller house price index was just one of a slew of disappointing economic data from the US yesterday, which suggested ebbing confidence in the recovery of the world's largest economy. The Chicago PMI manufacturing index showed a sharp slowdown in the pace of expansion in May, missing Wall Street forecasts and sending the index to its lowest since November 2009.

Palin Warns Republicans of Possible 3rd Party

Palin is very forceful, aggressive and frank here. She does not mince words in this interview and says we need a fighter as the Republican nominee. Also, if Republicans don't shape up, the Tea Party may break away and the Republicans will go the way of the Whigs.

For those of you that don't know, the Republican party was formed by breaking free of the Whig party. Abraham Lincoln was the first Republican candidate for President. - Reggie

From Hannity, June 3rd.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Obama solicitor general: If you don't like mandate, earn less money

President Obama's solicitor general, defending the national health care law on Wednesday, told a federal appeals court that Americans who didn't like the individual mandate could always avoid it by choosing to earn less money.

Neal Kumar Katyal, the acting solicitor general, made the argument under questioning before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Cincinnati, which was considering an appeal by the Thomas More Law Center. (Listen to oral arguments here.) The three-judge panel, which was comprised of two Republican-appointed judges and a Democratic-appointed judge, expressed more skepticism about the government's defense of the health care law than the Fourth Circuit panel that heard the Virginia-based Obamacare challenge last month in Richmond. The Fourth Circuit panel was made up entirely of Democrats, and two of the judges were appointed by Obama himself.

During the Sixth Circuit arguments, Judge Jeffrey Sutton, who was nominated by President George W. Bush, asked Kaytal if he could name one Supreme Court case which considered the same question as the one posed by the mandate, in which Congress used the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution as a tool to compel action.

Kaytal conceded that the Supreme Court had “never been confronted directly” with the question, but cited the Heart of Atlanta Motel case as a relevant example. In that landmark 1964 civil rights case, the Court ruled that Congress could use its Commerce Clause power to bar discrimination by private businesses such as hotels and restaurants.

“They’re in the business,” Sutton pushed back. “They’re told if you’re going to be in the business, this is what you have to do. In response to that law, they could have said, ‘We now exit the business.’ Individuals don’t have that option.”

Kaytal responded by noting that the there's a provision in the health care law that allows people to avoid the mandate.

“If we’re going to play that game, I think that game can be played here as well, because after all, the minimum coverage provision only kicks in after people have earned a minimum amount of income,” Kaytal said. “So it’s a penalty on earning a certain amount of income and self insuring. It’s not just on self insuring on its own. So I guess one could say, just as the restaurant owner could depart the market in Heart of Atlanta Motel, someone doesn’t need to earn that much income. I think both are kind of fanciful and I think get at…”

Sutton interjected, “That wasn’t in a single speech given in Congress about this...the idea that the solution if you don’t like it is make a little less money.”

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Tim Tebow Talks About New Book

Tebow, Denver Broncos quarterback, was on Hannity May 31st.

On Fox and Friends, June 3rd

On The O'Reilly Factor, June 3rd

Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Democrats' Big Government Breakout

Historic battle lines are being drawn in the budget battle in Washington that too few understand. The Democrats are supporting an unprecedented breakout of Big Government taxes and spending. The Republicans are trying to draw the line at the stable level of federal taxes and spending relative to the economy that has prevailed throughout the postwar era up until now, and provided the foundation for the dominating postwar American prosperity.

At stake is whether the prosperity of the American Dream that has drawn millions to these shores over the years will endure. Or whether America will settle into permanent decline, a fading shadow of its former self. Is that the future you want to raise your family in? Is that the legacy you want to leave your children or grandchildren?

President Obama's Bankruptcy Budget Proposals

Under President Obama's own budget projections released in February, by next year the national debt will have doubled in only 4 years since 2008. By 2021 it will have more than tripled. Indeed, the national debt has been rocketing upwards so fast that under current policies more debt will be run up in one term under President Obama than under all other Presidents in history -- from George Washington to George Bush -- combined.

On our current course, indeed, our national debt as a percentage of GDP will soar past the level that triggered bankruptcy for Greece, when the financial markets refused to lend the government enough to cover its enormous annual deficit. The European Union tried to end that crisis with a trillion dollar bailout financed by its taxpayers. But who will bail out America? Who even could?

Those same President Obama February projections estimated the federal deficit for 2011 at $1.645 trillion, the highest in world history. That comes after unprecedented trillion dollar deficits of $1.3 trillion in 2010 and $1.4 trillion in 2009, adding $4.35 trillion to the national debt in just three years. For context, the highest deficit in history previously was $458 billion in 2008, President Bush's last year. The highest deficit during the Reagan years was $221 billion. The federal deficit for the last year in which the budget was adopted by Republican Congressional majorities (FY2007) was $161 billion, one-tenth the size of President Obama's deficit today.

Those deficits came about because from 2008 to 2011 President Obama's spending spree increased federal spending by 28%. In President Obama's 2011 budget, for every dollar spent, 43 cents will be borrowed. Spending for Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and the income security programs (mostly welfare), will consume 95% of all federal revenues. What is left will not even be enough to pay interest on the national debt, equal to 10% of federal revenues, leaving half of that to be borrowed. All the money for everything else the federal government does, including all of national defense, law enforcement, transportation, agriculture, indeed, for every cabinet department outside of spending for the above entitlements, all will have to be borrowed.

In this context, President Obama proposed his 2012 budget in February that would send federal spending soaring even more, increasing it by another 57% by 2021. Instead of proposing to reduce the deficits, that budget actually proposed to increase them and the national debt above current law baseline projections, by $26 billion for 2011, $83 billion for 2012, and about $2.8 trillion through 2021. This was President Obama's encore to Obamacare last year, which adopted or sharply expanded three entitlement programs ostensibly to cover the few million uninsured who actually can't afford to buy essential coverage on their own.

These are the reasons that Rush Limbaugh has long been saying that President Obama deliberately wants to trash the economy, thereby creating more dependents on his political machine.

Senate No Shows -- Send Them Home Without Pay

These are also the reasons that Senate Democrats thought they were clever in joining with Republicans to vote down the President's proposed 2012 budget 97-0. They said that budget was superseded anyway by President Obama's April 13 budget speech at George Washington University.

But a rhetorical speech is not a federal budget plan that can be voted on and implemented. Congressional budgets involve hundreds of pages of details that provide for the spending for every federal agency and program. The Republican budget proposed by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan adopted by the House is precisely that. President Obama's April 13 speech is not anywhere near that. It is not a budget blueprint. It is a rhetorical sham and a dodge.

But this continues a long-standing pattern of Senate Democrats not even showing up for work. They never got around in 2010 to even adopting a budget for 2011. That is why we almost had a federal shutdown earlier this year. Now the Senate Democrat Majority has failed to even propose a budget this year for 2012.

The law requires Congress to adopt a budget. If Senate Democrats do not have to comply with the law, why do I have to?

And if Senate Democrats are not going to do their job, why are we paying them? Dock their pay and send them home. Someone in Nevada should file with the Secretary of State a call for a new election to fill Harry Reid's seat, on the grounds that he is a no-show for work.

Limbaugh speculates on what gave rise to Krauthammer as an opinion maker

There has always been this sort of divide between inside-the-beltway conservatives and leaders of the conservative movement who think those inside-the-beltway conservatives have been contaminated by the culture of Washington, D.C.

When pundits like Charles Krauthammer, George Will and Bill Kristol speak, people pay attention. However, what is it about those figures that command that sort of respect? On his Thursday show, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh delved into that subject, citing specifically Krauthammer’s seemingly low regard for former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as a presidential candidate.

“[K]rauthammer the other day on Fox – I happen to see it, said that Sarah Palin still doesn’t cut it for him,” Limbaugh said. “’She’s got good instincts,’ but she’s just not properly schooled. And he said ‘I don’t mean schooled in the right places, she’s just not learned. She’s had two-and-a-half years to school herself on matters of policy. She just hasn’t done it. She can’t demonstrate it. She’s just not properly schooled.’”

Limbaugh, referring to an American Thinker article by Tom Rowan, offered one theory on Krauthammer’s disdain for a Palin candidacy, which goes back to Krauthammer’s days as speechwriter for former vice president and 1984 Democratic presidential nominee Walter Mondale.

“Well this guy says, ‘Why are we accepting … why in the world do we sit here and bow down at the opinion of somebody who used to write speeches for Walter Monday?,’” Limbaugh said. “Now Rowan’s theory is that people’s pasts matter, so here you have Dr. Krauthammer – speechwriter for Mondale, who obviously at that point in his life thought that Ronald Reagan was a total idiot, you know, probably not schooled. So, Rowan’s theory is, analyzing the analysts is that he probably sees – Krauthammer sees Reagan in Palin and wasn’t particularly enamored of Reagan.”

Limbaugh offered Washington Post columnist and ABC’s “This Week” roundtable regular George Will as another example of an inside-the-beltway pundit with similar clout.

“George Will was not an early Reaganite, for example,” Limbaugh said. “He became a good friend and associate later on. But this got me to thinking about this whole notion of who earns respect and why. And Mr. Rowan of the American Thinker says, ‘why is it that everybody stops what they’re doing and Krauthammer issues and that’s it?’”

Limbaugh said he wasn’t just trying to focus on Krauthammer.

“That got me to thinking – yeah, why is that, with anybody – not Krauthammer, I don’t mean to be focused on Krauthammer,” he said. “That was just the jumping off point here for me, the piece by Rowan here at the American Thinker. Everybody wants this kind of respect by the way. Everybody seeks it. Everybody would love to have it.”

Limbaugh proposed the theory that Krauthammer has managed to position himself as the sort of lone conservative on various programs, such as the syndicated show “Inside Washington” that airs on Friday nights in the Washington, D.C. market and sometimes on Fox News Channel’s “Special Report,” and that is responsible for his special brand.

“Krauthammer in many ways has acquired this respect because in many of the venues he appears he is the only conservative – on the local Washington opinion show on Friday nights, that’s it. Not so much on the Fox roundtable but he’s close,” Limbaugh continued. “They surround him with a number of libs on the show so he’s unique in that sense. Used to in the old days, Krauthammer would have unique takes on things. And so the perception was what you got from Krauthammer was the truth.”

The Daily News: June 2, 2011

Sarah visits Boston and New Hampshire

The media have insisted that people in the northeast section of this country do not like Sarah Palin. Is Boston in the northeast? What about New Hampshire? Where did I put that map? - Reggie

New Hampshire

Glenn Beck’s Last Day On Fox News Will Be June 30th

Mediaite has learned that Glenn Beck’s last day on Fox News is currently scheduled to be June 30th. Fox News has confirmed this information to Mediaite.

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The Daily News: June 1, 2011

Chasing Sarah: The Boys Behind the Bus

By Michelle Malkin  •  June 1, 2011 09:21 AM

In the 1970s, “The Boys on the Bus” exposed how a clubby pack of male political reporters ruled the road to the White House and shaped the news. Four decades later, an outsider gal from Alaska has commandeered the 2012 media bus — and left Beltway journalism insiders eating her dust. We’ve come a long way, baby.

Amid frenzied speculation over her potential presidential campaign plans, former GOP Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin launched an all-American road trip with her family this Memorial Day weekend. Establishment media types didn’t get reserved seats or advance notice of her itinerary. Palin rubbed the Washington media mob’s institutional sense of entitlement right back in its face. “I don’t think I owe anything to the mainstream media. I want them to have to do a little bit of work on a tour like this,” she jabbed.

Robbed of the reflexive genuflection customarily paid by publicity-seeking candidates to the political press, scribes, cameramen and producers on the campaign trail began howling louder than the Rolling Thunder Harleys that Palin rode along with on Sunday in Washington, D.C. One miffed CBS News producer, Ryan Corsaro, pouted that the O.J. Simpson-style media caravan giving chase to Palin had created hazardous working conditions for all the intrepid news correspondents.

“I just hope to God that one of these young producers with a camera whose bosses are making them follow Sarah Palin as a potential Republican candidate don’t get in a car crash, because this is dangerous,” Corsaro said. Puh-lease. As if traveling America’s highways to historic tourist spots were akin to driving in an armored tank on Baghdad’s road of death.

In Philadelphia, a pair of news helicopters braved treacherous conditions to monitor the enemy on the ground. Soon, editors tracking the story from their cubbies will be filing workers’ comp claims asserting exposure to secondhand exhaust fumes from Palin’s bus. And I’m counting the minutes until some cub reporter double-parks somewhere in hot pursuit of Team Sarah and demands that she pay his ticket. I mean, how dare Palin “make them follow” her!

As my friend and blogging colleague Doug Powers put it: “Reporters whining about Palin are like kids who can’t reach the cookie jar because she keeps moving it.”

'We’re on the verge of a great, great depression'

Wall Street is having a hard time figuring out what to do now that the U.S. economy appears to be sputtering and yields are so low, Peter Yastrow, market strategist for Yastrow Origer, told CNBC.

"What we’ve got right now is almost near panic going on with money managers and people who are responsible for money," he said. "They can not find a yield and you just don’t want to be putting your money into commodities or things that are punts that might work out or they might not depending on what happens with the economy.

"We need to find real yield and real returns on these assets. You see bad data, you see Treasurys rally, you see all bonds and all fixed-income rally and then the people who are betting against the U.S. economy start getting bearish on stocks. That’s a huge mistake."

"Interest rates are amazingly low and that, thanks to Ben Bernanke, is driving everything," Yastrow said. "We’re on the verge of a great, great depression. The [Federal Reserve] knows it." (emphasis mine)

Paul Ryan: Need to Lift Debt Burden To Get Economy Back on Track

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Daily News: May 31, 2011

Palin: 'We Have Heady Days Ahead'

Palin 'On the Record' May 31, 2011

Exploring the Hollywood Propaganda Machine

Hollywood matters.

It matters because we watch Hollywood product day in and day out. Your children spend six or seven hours at school, and couple of hours with their friends, and a couple of hours with you. They spend a full three hours with the television.

You get home from work, kick off your shoes, and plop down in front of the TV, hoping simply to chill out. Instead, you get unmitigated liberalism pouring out of your TV. But you continue to watch because it’s great. It’s fun, thrilling, dramatic, or hilarious. We think it has no impact on us.

But it does. Television made Barack Obama. Television it supported bigger and bigger government, from Welfare to health care; pushed abortion-on-demand and the radical gay agenda into the mainstream; it stumped against war and for meaningless buzzwords like diversity and dangerous buzzwords like multiculturalism. Television has done more to change the politics of our nation than simple politics has.

Television has manipulated us. And those who create television have done it purposefully, and elegantly. They have weeded out conservatives in the industry wholesale. They have worked hand-in-glove with liberals in government to forward the leftist agenda. They have turned pure entertainment into a vehicle for propaganda.

And for years, they’ve lied about it. Just as they did with the mainstream news media and the universities, television industry honchos told us that no bias exists; that if there is bias, it’s because the American public demands bias; that any attempt to peek behind the television screen is McCarthyism.

Now, I’ve peeked behind that screen. In my new book,  Primetime Propaganda, I went into the heart of Hollywood. I spoke personally with scores of major Hollywood names, who admitted to me on tape that discrimination takes place in Hollywood, that they use their programming to manipulate Americans politically, that they scorn everyday conservatives, and that they twist the television market to achieve their own political goals.

Rush on Media Obsession with Palin Bus Tour

For almost three years, the mainstream media have called Sarah Palin stupid, unelectable, insignificant as well as various other hateful names and yet, they are obsessed with her. Every time she posts on Facebook or Twitter, there's a media report about whatever she says and then they will state how unimportant she is. Then why talk about her, at all? If she is stupid, unelectable and insignificant, why waste your time writing about her, talking about her or chasing her throughout the northeastern United States trying to shove a microphone in her face? They are obsessed with and frightened of Sarah Palin because they have worked so hard to destroy her and have failed miserably.

Today on his radio show, Rush Limbaugh, talked about the media's frustration with Palin because she refuses to tell them her plans and itinerary for her bus tour. Rush is right. She is toying with them and they can't stand it. - Reggie

CBS News: Sarah Palin's bus tour treats reporters like paparazzi

NBC: Palin to Visit Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island on Bus Tour

The 21st Century Battlefield

Congressman Allen West spoke at The Heritage Foundation this morning.

Homeland Security Mobile 'Malcontent Pre-Crime Screening System

Has Congress approved this? Is it Constitutional? - Reggie

Minority Report Realized: Creepy Homeland Security Mobile 'Malcontent Pre-Crime Screening System to Scan Americans At Large Events Passes First Round Of Testing

Monday, May 30, 2011

The Daily News: May 30, 2011

The Story of Stars and Stripes Honor Flight - Documentary Trailer

Palin to Visit Iowa as Bus Tour Kicks Into Gear

Now, this is getting more and more interesting... - Reggie

Sarah and Todd Palin at 'Rolling Thunder' bike ride yesterday

WASHINGTON -- Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will travel to Iowa next month as part of her nationwide bus tour, two sources with direct knowledge of the plan told RealClearPolitics.

Palin's trip to the nation's first voting state -- where she has not yet set foot this year --will further escalate the already feverish speculation that she is leaning toward a White House run.

Though Palin has insisted that her "One Nation" bus tour -- being kicked off from Washington over the holiday weekend -- is intended merely to "highlight America's foundation," RCP has learned that the road trip was designed as a test run to find out whether she can execute a decidedly unconventional campaign game plan.

Palin -- and especially her husband, Todd -- is said to be leaning toward running. But multiple sources said that their foremost remaining concern was whether it would be logistically feasible for their large family to hit the road together for the next several months in a prospective campaign that would rely heavily on bus travel.

The answer to that question will play a critical role in how the 2012 race develops.

For months, the prospective candidates for the Republican nomination for president have methodically lined up donors, hired operatives, and laid the groundwork in early-voting states to set the gears in motion for their painstakingly planned campaigns.

Eager to avoid burning through resources and peaking too early, the GOP White House hopefuls have, for the most part, eased incrementally into a slowly developing race, while eyeing one another warily.

Enter Sarah Palin in a black leather jacket, cruising through the nation's capital on a Harley-Davidson. "I love that smell of the emissions!" she told the crowd as she kicked off her tour at the annual Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally on Sunday.

And with that, the question arises: Could Palin leave some of the less charismatic candidates in the dust?

A political Merry Prankster, Palin clearly relishes her unique ability to confound and surprise her prospective opponents, as she test-drives a possible presidential run that she and her team -- with a discernible wink -- have publicly billed as something akin to a mere sightseeing trip.

This is a fascinating picture. Notice the clenched fist and the look in her eye - passion for America!

Palin at the National Archives viewing the original Constitution and Declaration of Independence today

Preview of exclusive one-on-one with Greta and Sarah Palin On the Record — Tuesday, 10p/ 1a ET

On Memorial Day

What we owe to the fallen, and to those now serving.

In American military cemeteries all over the world, seemingly endless rows of whitened grave markers stand largely unvisited and in silence. The gardeners tend the lawns, one section at a time. Even at the famous sites, tourism is inconstant. Sunsets and dawns, winter nights, softly falling snow, and gorgeous summer mornings mainly find the graves and those who lie within them protected in eternal tranquility. Now and then a visitor linked by love, blood, or both will come to make that connection with the dead that only love can sustain.

Sometimes you see them, quiet in some neglected corner beneath the trees or on a field above the sea, but numbers and time make this the exception. If not completely forgotten, the vast ranks of Civil War dead are now primarily the object of genealogy and historians, as the fathers and mothers, women, children, and brothers who loved them are now long gone. As it is for everyone else it is for the dead of all the wars, and neither proclamations nor holidays nor children innocently placing flags can cure it.

Nonetheless, a universal connection links every living American with those who have fallen or will fall in American wars and overrides the lapses in sustaining and honoring their memories. We are and shall be connected to them by debt and obligation. Though if by and large we ignore the debt we owe to those who fell at Saratoga, Antietam, the Marne, the Pointe du Hoc, and a thousand other places and more, our lives and everything we value are the ledger in which it is indelibly recorded. And even if we fail in the obligation, it is clear and it remains.

What do we owe soldiers on the battlefields of the present or—do not doubt it—the future? How does one honor the inexpressibly difficult decision to walk toward annihilation, in some instances guaranteed, for the sake of the imperfect strategies of war, their confused execution, and their uncertain result? What can we offer the soldiers who will not know the outcome of their struggle, or ever again see those left behind?

We owe them a decision to go to war ratified unambiguously by the American people through their constitutional and republican institutions. Except where instantaneous response is necessitated by a clear and present danger, this means a declaration of war issued by a Congress that will fully support its own carefully determined decision and those it sends to carry it out—nothing less, nothing hedged, nothing ducked.

God Bless our Troops - We Remember...

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Reps. West, Edwards Debate Debt, Medicare

Those of you that have been reading this blog since we started know that I have been writing about Allen West for some time and I must say, I am more impressed with him every time I see him. He is an extraordinary leader and he loves this country. West 2012? - Reggie

Sarah Palin Joins 'Rolling Thunder' Ride

Sarah Palin
Sarah Palin looks the part of a biker.

She and her family met with riders of the thousands-strong Rolling Thunder Memorial Day parade from Arlington, Virginia to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC.

Wearing black from head to toe, Ms Palin rode a 'few feet' on the back of a motorcycle, according to The New York Times.

Ms Palin also chatted with other motorcyclists and joked about how warm she is in her leather jacket. Temperatures in Washington are expected to climb near 90 degrees.

The Palins will soon board her tour bus, as she braces for the hardest task of all... meeting the people of New England for the first time.

It's the part of the country that's least friendly to her and the area that she has avoided since 2008.

Mrs Palin did not set foot in early presidential state New Hampshire at all during her two book tours or her Tea Party outings last year.

As the spotlight on her has dimmed, however, she has chosen to stop by the state where she's probably not expecting rapturous standing ovation.

Political analyist Terry Madonna, a pollster from Pennsylvania who directs the Center for Politics and Public Affairs at Franklin & Marshall College, said: 'She has to show she can broaden her appeal.

Sarah and Todd Palin

Congressman Allen West meets Sarah Palin

And there is this:

video from Fox News: