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    Say what?

    Welcome to the first morning edition of the Ben Howe Show. Today I’ll talk about the ridiculous claims of a teacher in North Carolina that told a student he could be arrested for critizing the president. I’ll also discuss the Obama/Kenya bio story and offer a comparison to another falsified bio story that seems to be missing in the coverage. Plus, news on the elections | Read More »

    Ad Wars

    I am a rabid online video consumer. I love them, I watch them, I make them. The greatest thing about online videos is that, unlike television, the creators have all the time they need to explain their point and they are, more importantly, a relatively inexpensive way to react quickly to the opposition. I’m not sure the Obama administration has figured out yet that between | Read More »

    VIDEO: Day One

    The Romney campaign has released their first television ad and sent out a web version of it to their supporters earlier this morning. The ad has a very optimistic tone, and, rather than speaking in platitudes, the ad provides specificity around how a President Romney will differ from a President Obama.

    Narcissist in Chief Adds Himself to Every Presidential Biography (Except Ford)

    Many have called President Obama’s election historic, and rightly so. His presidency however, is another matter entirely. It’s historic in a lot of senses be it his record breaking debt accumulation & spending or his being the first president to have a rainbow halo placed on his head. But compared to the historic achievements of other presidents that did things like ending slavery or saving | Read More »

    In Response to Obama Attack Ad, Romney to Tackle Economy & Entitlements

    Obama has decided that he’d like to tussle with Romney in the economic playground this week, releasing an ad that has echoes of Gingrich’s SuperPAC spots but with even less factual basis. It’s cleverly named “Steel.” My favorite line from the video: “Those guys were all rich. They all had more money than they’ll ever spend.” They aren’t even trying to cover up the class | Read More »

    Coal? What Coal?

    Take a look at this info graphic and see if you can spot what is missing. If you said “coal” then congratulations. You read the headline above. Yes, apparently the Obama administration’s “All of the Above” approach to energy is in need of an asterisk: *except coal. But green energy is the future right? And the future is now! I mean how much does coal | Read More »

    Obama Was Against Disavowing. Before He Was For It.

    You have to love the era of YouTube. Nothing gets past us these days because it’s all on tape! Although somehow people are still questioning what someone said even when it is on tape. Either way, it makes for great moments in campaign years. Take for instance this little diddy that took place on the Romney trail. For the video impaired, a woman had some | Read More »

    Obama Launches Reelection Campaign. Throngs of Adoring Fans Apparently Stuck in Traffic.

    It seems that it’s not only Barack Obama’s position of football spiking that has taken a turn in an election year. Apparently the enthusiasm that resulted in huge stadiums full of adoring fans in 2008 has also changed quite a bit. From the Columbus Dispatch: The Romney campaign kept a close eye on the proceedings. Romney’s national press secretary, Ryan Williams, found his way to | Read More »

    VIDEO: Are You Better Off Now Than You Were Four Years Ago?

    This is a question that will come up over and over as the election season unfolds. Luckily President Obama has provided the answer.

    Jill Biden: Government Oversight for Thee, Free Markets for Me

    Barack Obama didn’t believe in government healthcare mandates…until he did. He didn’t think we should spike the football on Bin Laden…until it was time for reelection. Joe Biden thought Obama was ill-equipped for the job of President…until he took the job as his right hand man. Yes, the ability for this administration to say one thing and do another is nothing short of astounding. Apparently | Read More »

    VIDEO: Heroes Don’t Spike the Football

    I seem to recall the left being very upset when President Bush discussed the aspect of his presidency that dealt with 9-11. I seem to recall that they believed he was politicizing the war on terror. My how things change.

    Up to 200 State & Local Candidates in Danger of Being Kicked Off SC Ballots

    South Carolina has a mess on its hands and there is a distinct possibility that candidates statewide will be removed from ballots in the coming months. It all started because of a form called the Statement of Economic Interests which was to be submitted to the S.C. Ethics Commission by March 30, 2012. According to multiple candidates, the filing deadline for this form was listed | Read More »

    What is the Cost of EPA Interference?

    I’ve written several posts here about the cost of EPA interference in our lives. Estimates of job losses at the hands of the supposedly well-intentioned Environmental Protection Agency are in the millions. As Lisa Jackson’s EPA continues its unrelenting war against coal, an obvious thing is going to happen: the cost of powering your home and your daily life is going to go up. In | Read More »

    The War on Moms is Real

    Yesterday the right was mostly in agreement that Hilary Rosen’s comments needed to be highlighted as an example of the disdain Democrats seem to have with choices that are counter to their own. It’s long been a complaint of conservative women that the feminist movement of the 1960′s had become as intolerant as the alleged patriarchy they were supposed to be fighting. Being a stay | Read More »

    The Ben Howe Show Podcast: The Stuff

    An interesting conversation took place on this particular episode of our show.  Ace and I spent a fair amount of time covering something that was (mostly) non-political.  More than one thing really.  We talked about Ashley Judd, Samantha Brick, social networking, & the difference between guys and girls.  Of course we topped it off by getting into a verbal altercation with Whoopi Goldberg. This got | Read More »