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    September 11

    September 11

    List of World Trade Center Victims Gordon M. Aamoth, Jr. Edelmiro Abad Maria Rose Abad Andrew Anthony Abate Vincent Abate Laurence Christopher Abel William F. Abrahamson Richard Anthony Aceto Jesus Acevedo Rescand Heinrich Bernhard Ackermann Paul Acquaviva Donald LaRoy Adams Patrick Adams Shannon Lewis Adams Stephen George Adams Ignatius Udo Adanga Christy A. Addamo Terence E. Adderley, Jr. Sophia Buruwad Addo Lee Allan Adler Daniel | Read More »

    Didn’t Barack Obama Declare the War on Terror Over?

    Didn't Barack Obama Declare the War on Terror Over?

    “[T]his speech is what I imagine you’d try to say to your mom if she walked in on you playing with yourself. It was awkward and we’ve caught the President with his pants down.” They were first the rebels we needed to support in Syria. Then they became a J.V. threat. Then they were amateur hour. Now they warrant a prime time address from the | Read More »

    Ted Cruz’s Chief of Staff Move to Campaign Team a Hopeful Sign

    Ted Cruz's Chief of Staff Move to Campaign Team a Hopeful Sign

    If Senator Cruz builds his likely Presidential campaign team just as he built his Senate office team, he may actually have a shot. The good news is that he has taken at least one step in that direction by having Chip Roy, his Senate Chief of Staff, step down from that post to focus more attention on the political side of the business. When Ted | Read More »

    Republican Strategy May Prevent Landslide Election

    Republican Strategy May Prevent Landslide Election

    “The only thing the ‘prevent defense’ does it prevent you from winning,” quipped legendary NFL coach and broadcaster John Madden. Conservatives, therefore, should be terrified to read this week that the House Republican leadership’s goal for September is “to play prevent defense,” according to The Hill newspaper. The Republican leadership’s logic is tempting at first glance: Conservatives have reason to be cautiously optimistic about the | Read More »

    Democrats in Michigan and Georgia Engage in Elaborate Scheme to Steal the Election

    Democrats in Michigan and Georgia Engage in Elaborate Scheme to Steal the Election

    The House Minority Leader in the Georgia State House, Stacy Abrams, leads an organization now being investigated for fraudulent voter registration applications. WSB television in Atlanta broke the story last night. The group, New Georgia Project, is a subsidiary of Third Sector Development run by Stacy Abrams. Abrams also has direct ties to the Democrats’ Senate candidate, Michelle Nunn, and their gubernatorial candidate, Jason Carter. | Read More »

    The Tyranny of Small Things in Barack Obama’s America

    The Tyranny of Small Things in Barack Obama's America

    At first they came for the school vending machines. Then they came for school pizzas. Then kids across America decided they’d rather starve during the day than eat the crap Michelle Obama insists they need. Liberals everywhere fretted that our children must be racists with no taste to reject fiats of Michelle Obama and the food police. The fat kids need to do it for | Read More »

    House GOP Setting the Stage for Massive Crony Capitalist Pay Backs in a Lame Duck

    House GOP Setting the Stage for Massive Crony Capitalist Pay Backs in a Lame Duck

    House Republicans are preparing a continuing resolution to keep the government open. In doing so, they’ve decided to be total sluts for K Street and Wall Street. The Crony Capitalists, emboldened by the Chamber of Commerce’s help during primary season, are doing some very unusual things. Here’s what I hear is happening. First, they will reauthorize the Ex-Im bank, which is something K Street is | Read More »

    Do Not Be Fearful About September 11th

    Do Not Be Fearful About September 11th

    I have been inundated with emails, texts, and the like from friends regarding September 11th. Am I going to withdraw money from the bank? Will I stock up on food? What about filling my car up with gas? Is something going to happen? No. No. No. And I don’t know. There is nothing wrong with being prepared. But there is a lot wrong with worrying | Read More »

    The Competitive Disadvantage of Principle

    The Competitive Disadvantage of Principle

    Filling in for Rush Limbaugh last week, I had a number of calls from angry members of the middle class who feel they cannot get ahead because the government stands in their way. It reminded me of something I wrote back in 2012, which I think still stands the test of time. There is a growing frustrating within the middle class that Washington is subsidizing | Read More »

    Failing at Life

    Failing at Life

    Police arrested a lady in Atlanta yesterday for blocking traffic as protested the minimum wage outside McDonalds. She told the WSB reporter who interviewed her that “without struggle there is no progress.” Then she said she wanted the government to force McDonalds to pay more “so I won’t have to struggle.” If you are working your tail off and doing the best you can and, | Read More »

    I’m Back in for Rush Limbaugh

    Well, they did’t fire me. I’ll be filling in for Rush Limbaugh again today. Unfortunately, I’ll be in Atlanta, so the actual golden EIB microphone will not be with me, nor the Attila the Hun Chair. But I’ll still on a local channel near you. You can also listen live right here via my home station, WSB in Atlanta. Then I’ll be back on starting | Read More »

    Silencing The Other

    In Rotherham, England, 1400 young girls were routinely raped over more than a decade while authorities turned a blind eye. Why did they turn a blind eye? The authorities were so concerned with multiculturalism they could not bring themselves to do anything about a systemic and widespread culture of rape gangs in the area. The gangs were, if you read most press accounts, Pakistani men. | Read More »

    I’m filling in for Rush Limbaugh

    I’ll be filling in for Rush Limbaugh today and tomorrow. Unfortunately, I’ll be in Atlanta, so the actual golden EIB microphone will not be with me, nor the Attila the Hun Chair. But I’ll still on a local channel near you. You can also listen live right here via my home station, WSB in Atlanta.

    The President Is Not Checked Out

    The President Is Not Checked Out

    Many people suggest President Obama has checked out. He treats the ever growing threat of ISIS as an abstraction. Sources from within the administration are now more openly admitting that for almost a year intelligence and Pentagon officials have advised the President of the threat. He has chosen to do very little. Last Wednesday, he said we would “shrink” ISIS and make it “a manageable | Read More »

    The American Aristocracy

    At one point in American history, and a point I hope we get back to, if an American worked hard enough, he could work his way up through the ranks to great success. He did not need a college degree. In the upper stratosphere, connections helped and eased the way. But outsider could still work their way in through hard work. In Obama’s America, it | Read More »