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A Bit on Rush Limbaugh and Democrat’s Loco- Motives (sic)

Rush Limbaugh on Democrats being the party of psychological disorders

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Some of Rush Limbaugh on the NFL Taking the Knee for the National Anthem

Rush Limbaugh on the NFL Taking the Knee for the National Anthem


Rush Limbaugh on Planned Parenthood

Rush Limbaugh on Planned Parenthood

Rush Limbaugh on Taxation

Rush Limbaugh on Taxation

Feminists Pols Poised to Use #BringBackOurGirls As Partisan Cudgel

Eleven Democrat Senators jumped on the hashtag diplomacy bandwagon by posing for a #BringBackOurGirls publicity photo.  To follow up, all twenty female Senators signed a letter to President Obama deploring the abduction of 300 Nigerian schoolgirls.  In addition, this letter  urged that the Congregation of the People of Tradition for Proselytism and Jihad, more widely known as Boko Haram (loosely translated “Western education is sinful”), and offshoot group Ansaru to be considered al Qaeda associates and thereby be put on the terror watch list. Senator Amy Klobachar (D-MN) sought to expand awareness to include human trafficking both domestically and internationally.
This sense of the Senate is interesting as it comes at a time Democrat vehemently claim that the Republicans are on a partisan witchhunt regarding the House Benghazi Select Committee.  Moreover, as prospective Presidential candidates for the 2016 run, these women are strangely silent about former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s decision to keep Boko Haram off the terror watch list during her tenure at Foggy Bottom.
Realpolitck critics contend that this social media campaign is just an exercise in self-esteem which will have little sway on the barbarians in the wild of Nigeria.  Rush Limbaugh suggested that the hashtag campaign was a cheaper way of advertising that “you care” instead of investing in a cause ribbon  or organizing a benefit concert.
Unlike the 2012 campaign smear, the Boku Haram abductions exemplify a real “War on Women”.  Yet if one does not  throw accolades to the Twitter campaigns are condemned as being “out of touch” and not savvy about how digital soft power can work.  Almost inevitably, skeptics of the efficacy of hashtag diplomacy will be cast as the villains.
Sandra Fluke, the former Georgetown University Law student whose claim to fame was by offering Congressional testimony that she could not afford her own contraception to bolster  Obamacare’s Contraception Mandate, she could not afford contraception, now is a Democrat running for California State Senate seat 26.  A satirical site carried  outrageous opinions concerning sexual oppression in America and elsewhere.
Fortunately, Fluke’s attributed observations were a spoof.  But considering Fluke’s “Two Futures” speech at the 2012 Democrat National Convention, such rhetoric is not beyond the pale.
 Some celebutards vow if elections do not go their way that they’ll leave the country.  Alas, few have followed up on their promises.. If they were true, Fluke’s bold statements have made her a candidate for 4P draft status in the War on Terror.


However, progressive news media are poised to use this atrocity as a cudgel for finding favor for their pet causes.  MSNBC’s Chris Matthews mocked the the GOP for their sudden concern about Africa.  Of course, Matthews forgot about how widely praised President George W. Bush had been for efforts in Africa during his two terms. Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC wondered aloud if a mostly male administration would have acted sooner if the abductees weren’t girls.
It seems that the #BringBackOurGirls social media campaign might have an altruistic origin, but it is showy issue identification which can be refashioned into a cudgel against domestic political “enemies”.
{5/15 Piece corrected regarding Sandra Fluke}

Great Communicators Silenced?

On the eve of the launch of his new novel The Eye of Moloch (the follow-up to The Overton Window), Glenn Beck has lost his voice.  But that does not mean that Glenn Beck lost his ability to communicate and to move with his words.
It is particularly laudable that Glenn Beck used his physical challenge as an opportunity for introspection and acting upon what he perceives is of great value nowadays. 
The weak vocal cords are most likely a temporary ailment, which is a great relief to the radio and television personality. 
 But Glenn Beck’s tenacity to get the good word out serves as a reminder of how great communicators will overcome adversity to have their voices heard.  
NPR talker Diane Rehm kept a loyal audience despite her spasmodic dysphonia giving her a what could be described as a rickety voice. 
It is amazing how Rush Limbaugh conducts his widely popular conservative noontime talk show with cochlear implants which make electronic sounds (like television or telephone voices) nearly impossible to decipher.  
And Roger Ebert refused to be taken off the air after complications from cancer of the jaw took away his voice and his chin. 

Personally, I’m hoping the Beck is back in good vocal form for his Sirius/XM in-studio interview in the District of Calamity (sic).   As Beck’s silent BlazeTV monologue  reminded us of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s words, “Not to speech is to speak. Not to act is to act.” 

Mark Steyn Pops Off About Punishing for Pop Tart Pistols

Last week, the progressive paranoia about guns combined with American public school zero tolerance policies for a bizarre result.  Joshua Welch, a seven year old boy from Ann Arundel County, Maryland nibbled  his Pop Tart into something that resembled a pistol and saying “Bang, bang”.  For this grievous offense, Welch was suspended for creating a “classroom disruption” with an inappropriate gesture.

While substitute hosting Rush Limbaugh’s radio program, Mark Steyn took aim at this confluence of nanny state insanity.

A “Rush” to Snap Judgments

As the national “conversation” stemming from the Sandy Hook tragedy starts, will we rush to snap judgments?

Obama and Another Bump in the Road


h/t: Paul Shanklin & Excellence in Broadcasting

Glenn Mc Coy

Huckster Exposed?

On Monday, the Mike Huckabee Show premiered on about 40 stations nationwide, syndicated by Cumulus Media (the current owners of ABC Radio).  The show is slotted to compete head to head with the Rush Limbaugh show from Noon to Three p.m.. To distinguish himself from the King of Talk Radio, former Governor Huckabee’s (R-AR) slogan is “Less Confrontation, More Conversation”, which is meant to appeal to the mushy middle of news-talk listeners.

Huckabee took his first phone call fifty minutes into the show from “Mike in San-Francisco”.  The caller chimed in:

Well Governor, let me start by saying it’s great to have a different opinion and a different person on the radio and I’m very, very happy that you’re doing this radio show. One of the reasons why I want to listen to your program every day is because you ran for office and you’ve been a politician, you have a different perspective I think.

What a wonderful way to start off your show. Unfortunately, the background behind this sterling first call may expose the Huck-ster.

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