Michael Schaus - In Other News: Can We Ask Al Qaeda for a Refund on the Bowe Bergdahl Prisoner Swap?
Posted: 3/27/2015 1:08:00 PM EST

Here are some other highlights and headlines that I noticed over at Ransom Notes Radio:

Shi’ite militias in Iraq have suspended their offensive against the Islamic State in protest over America’s air support. Clearly we’re not sending the Iranian supported ground forces enough Hallmark cards and fruit baskets.

(Boston Globe)

A Democrat Congresswoman is claiming that global warming will turn most women into prostitutes… Personally, I find it hard to believe that anything could force that many women into politics.


Legal experts say it is quite possible that Bowe Bergdahl could end up with no prison time, and continued VA benefits. Is it too late to ask Al Qaeda for a refund?

(NY Post)

Syria’s Bashar Al Assad has said that he is open to negotiating with America. I guess he saw what was going on with Iran, and decided that he too would like nuclear weapons.

(Fox News)

Senate Democrats are proposing a “temporary surtax” to help fund the fight against ISIS. For being a JV Team, those pesky terrorists that took over when we left Iraq sure are getting expensive to fight.

(PJ Media)

Attendees to the National Union of Students have been asked to swap clapping with “jazz hands” at a recent event. The request was made after some attendees found clapping to be “intimidating”, and they want to create a more inclusive atmosphere. I never realized clapping was so offensive to liberals… I’ll be doing it a lot more from now on.


Ithaca College has opened an online forum for people to anonymously report “micro aggressions” from “privileged” groups… In other words: The enforcement of Newspeak and censorship is double good.

(The Fire)

I visited Las Vegas last week, and now Harry Reid is announcing that he will retire from the Senate… Coincidence?

(The Blaze)

Michael Schaus - In Other News: Dem's Embarrassing Parking Job Sums Up DC Incompetence
Posted: 3/26/2015 12:40:00 PM EST

Here are some other highlights and headlines that I noticed over at Ransom Notes Radio:

Democrat Eleanor Holmes Norton spent roughly 30 minutes trying to park her car in a wide open parking spot… And failed. It’s the kind of mind-boggling incompetence that makes Washington DC such a special place.

(Roll Call)

The White House insists that Obama’s counter-terrorism strategy in Yemen is a model for success. Kinda like Obamacare, results apparently don’t matter very much.

(Free Beacon)

Obama successfully negotiated the released of five Gitmo terrorists for one US soldier… Now that soldier is being charged with desertion, and at least 3 of the 5 released terrorists are actively trying to return to the battlefield… With his unmatched skills of negotiation, how can you not feel confident about the Iran Nuke deal?

(Wall Street Journal)

Senate Democrats are trying to block a bill that would allow Congress to impose new sanctions on Iran if the country cheats on a nuclear deal. I think it’s about time that Tom Cotton write another letter.

(Free Beacon)

An MSNBC guest insisted that country music is all about “killing Muslims”… I never really got that feeling from “Friends in Low Places”, but I might have missed something.


Do you ever wonder where your tax dollars go? Here’s a hint: Even Robin Hood would likely find this a little too redistributive.

(Daily Signal)

Taco Bell has a new ad campaign that seems to suggest McDonalds is communist. I always knew there was something off about those golden arches.

(Fox News)

Karole Armitage, a famed dancer and choreographer, is out to prove that Global Warming is real by staging an interpretive dance project. Ironically, this isn’t any less credible than Al Gore’s interpretive documentary, or the climate change advocates’ interpretive (and provably biased) computer models.

(Huffington Post)

Michael Schaus - In Other News: Obama Still Has Support in Congress...One Senator
Posted: 3/25/2015 12:55:00 PM EST

Here are some other highlights and headlines that I noticed over at Ransom Notes Radio:

Paying their fair share? Federal employees and retirees owed over $3.5 billion in back taxes last year. (But good thing the IRS was focused like a laser on conservative non-profits.)

(Yahoo News)

Do you know how many Senators voted for Obama’s budget this year? One… It’s nice to see the President’s budget proposals finally starting to build up some support.

(The Blaze)

The State Department is basically telling America that we need to accept a deal with Iran, in order to find out what is included in a deal with Iran. Basically, we’re looking at “Pelosi” diplomacy.

(Weekly Standard)

There are rumors that Michelle Obama forced the White House florist to “resign” after the two of them had a disagreement about floral aesthetics. It’s just thought, but maybe we should have kept the florist, and gotten rid of the Obamas.

(Fox News)

The Dean at Cornell was caught, on tape, explaining that an ISIS or Hamas support group would be welcomed on his campus… I guess this is good news for Ivy league jihadists.

(NY Post)

A Nebraska lawmaker tried to equate American police officers with ISIS terrorists, claiming cops have authority to kill anyone they like… Given that he is still alive, and has not yet been beheaded or stoned by police officers, I’m going to assume his analysis is slightly off base.


Michael Schaus - In Other News: Liberals Snatch Up TedCruz.com Domain Name
Posted: 3/24/2015 2:35:00 PM EST

Here are some other highlights and headlines that I noticed over at Ransom Notes Radio:

Analysts now say that ISIS, Al Qaeda, and Boko Haram are training together. It’s nice to see that Obama’s policies are finally bringing people together.

(Fox News)

The White House says we shouldn’t worry about the Ayatollah in Iran chanting “death to America” because such distasteful language is purely for “domestic political” audiences. Am I really the only one concerned about domestic Iranian politics focusing on nuking America and Israel off the face of the planet?

(Weasel Zippers)

TedCruz.com and TedCruzForAmerica.com are already owned… By pro-Obama liberals. Funny how they can’t build a healthcare website, or backup IRS emails, but liberals can sure torpedo a Republican’s potential domain name with stunning efficiency.

(The Hill)

Greece’s Prime Minister was in Germany yesterday asking Angela Merkel for WWII war reparations. In other words: He was asking a bunch of Germans who were not Nazis, for compensation on behalf of a generation of Greeks who were not victims. So, yeah: He’s typical a socialist.

(The Guardian)

Remember how Mike Bloomberg wanted to regulate the size of your Big Gulp? Well, Mayor de Blasio is now trying to regulate the size of sippy cups. The NYC Mayor wants to limit how much juice daycare centers are allowed to serve children because the city is obviously in excellent shape aside from some over-juiced children in daycare.

(NY Daily News)

A College Ministry was kicked off campus for requiring leaders of their group to be Christian. Apparently secularism is the new state-sponsored church.

(Christian News)

A commercial flame thrower is about to hit the market… It might not be as impressive as a tank, but I’m still pretty sure I need one.


Michael Schaus - In Other News: Princeton Students Cheer Obama, Chant “Four More Years”
Posted: 3/23/2015 12:40:00 PM EST

Here are some other highlights and headlines that I noticed over at Ransom Notes Radio:

Ted Cruz has announced he is running for President. Now, if we can just put those darn birther questions to rest…


Ivy League students began chanting “4 More Years” when Obama showed up at a local sporting event. Personally, I don’t think 4 more years of Princeton will really help most of these folks.

(The Blaze)

President Obama told Republicans that they need to “accept reality” and acknowledge that Obamacare is a rousing success story. I don’t think he means to do it, but this man has an effortless knack for irony.

(Washington Examiner)

Another rousing Obama-success story: Yemen is officially collapsing into civil war. His track record of success stories is beginning to look worse than his March Madness bracket.


Both Iran and Hezbollah are missing from the most recent publication of the US Terrorist Watch List. According to government officials, this was an oversight due to “a formatting change” with the list. Something tells me some poor government worker’s hard drive is about to crash.

(Fox News)

Jeb Bush isn’t very popular among conservatives, and apparently that’s because Matt Drudge isn’t terribly nice to him. Then again… If Jeb can’t win over one little website, how is he expected to win over a nation?

(Tampa Bay)

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Michael Schaus - In Other News: Ferguson ‘Truthers’ Are Showing Up on the Left
Posted: 3/13/2015 12:19:00 PM EST

Here are some other highlights and headlines that I noticed over at Ransom Notes Radio:

Michelle Obama hosted an event at the White House honoring an Iranian holiday. Because, obviously, the Iranians will forget all about destroying the West when they notice Michelle’s healthy-food alternative for the celebration of Nowruz.

(White House Dossier)

Two cops are shot in retaliation for a police shooting that local, state, and federal authorities have said was completely justified; and how does Obama respond? A quick tweet, and an appearance on late night comedy television. The poor guy wasn’t able to squeeze a round of golf in there?

(Fox News)

President Obama has created a “Fantasy Tournament” for his liberal fans to vote on “the worst climate change denier” from the Republican Party… This is so classy and professional of him, it’s hard to imagine why the GOP doesn’t try to reach out to him a little more often.

(Weasel Zippers)

The City Manager for a nearby town has said that the two police officers in Ferguson were shot as part of a police/KKK conspiracy to win sympathy from an unwitting public. Also, you can see the wires attached to the astronauts during the “moon landing” footage of 1969, right?


Someone living near Hillary Clinton has a tremendous sense of humor: They have posted a “for sale” sign announcing that the Clintons are selling a “used email server” with a “clean hard drive.”

(Yahoo Finance)

Valerie Jarrett, Obama’s most senior advisor, has said she won’t leave the White House until the lights turn off… Are you kidding? I have a feeling the next administration will literally have to tranquilize her in order to “relocate” her off the White House grounds.

(New York Times)

So why is it that none of the government’s IT people noticed Hillary Clinton’s aversion to safe, secure, and official email systems? Well… because (and this is shocking) it turns out government is just not all that efficient. But we should let these folks run our healthcare, right?

(Fox News)

Michael Schaus - In Other News: Community Organizer Barack Obama Does a Great Job in Ferguson
Posted: 3/12/2015 12:47:00 PM EST

Here are some other highlights and headlines that I noticed over at Ransom Notes Radio:

Two Ferguson police officers are in critical condition after being shot on the heels of the Ferguson Police Chief’s resignation. For being a “community organizer”, President Obama certainly hasn’t done much to organize this community.


MSNBC’s resident genius, Ed Schultz, has suggested taking guns away from police officers. First, let’s take away Ed’s personal security detail, then let’s see how he feels about disarming the people he would call to keep him safe.

(Daily Caller)

Despite feigned outrage over 47 Republican Senators saying essentially the same thing, John Kerry is now saying that the Iran nuclear deal is “nonbinding”. He better not put that in the form of an open letter, otherwise his friendly liberals might accuse him of treason.

(Fox News)

Here it is! After two weeks, the FCC has finally released it 400 page plan to regulate the internet. I’d say something snarky about this, but I honestly don’t know whether or not that’s still allowed…


According to researchers, polite and chivalrous men are really “benevolent sexists”. Didn't you always suspect that there was something sinister about treating women with respect and dignity?


Outside of playing Grand Theft Auto or Call of Duty, American millennials are among the world’s least skilled workers. So really, the Obama economy is doing a great job of sparing us the disaster of a young and under-skilled workforce.

(Huffington Post)

John Ransom - Dow Drops, Erasing Year Gains
Posted: 3/11/2015 3:26:00 PM EST
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Michael Schaus - In Other News: Lois Lerner Has New Personal Hero: Hillary Clinton
Posted: 3/11/2015 12:24:00 PM EST

Here are some other highlights and headlines that I noticed over at Ransom Notes Radio:

Hillary Clinton tried to explain her decision to use a private email system by pointing out that a private system was simply more “convenient”. Because, really, why would anyone be expected to slightly inconvenience themselves in the name of national security?


There is now speculation that Hillary Clinton may have not only deleted many of her “personal” emails, but the hard drive itself might have been destroyed. Do you feel like Lois Lerner has a new personal hero?

(New York Times)

Russia says it has every right to deploy nuclear weapons to the Crimea peninsula. It looks like Hillary’s reset button has been converted to a launch button.

(Free Beacon)

A Judge has ordered a man to stop smoking cigarettes in his own house. With the exception of Hillary Clinton’s email server, there really isn’t any privacy left in this world.

(Fox 31)

The EPA is warning that coffee might soon be a thing of the past because of global warming. (They really will blame anything on global warming, won’t they?) I’m sure that somehow, this all George W. Bush’s fault.

(Washington Times)

A petition on the White House website is asking Obama to charge 47 Senators with treason for signing that open letter to Iran… Because charging nearly half of the US Senate with treason (for embarrassing the President) is clearly a move dedicated to protecting the American experiment. Right?

(Weasel Zippers)

Oh, and not that it matters, but John Kerry just mentioned that the negotiations with Iran are “not legally binding”. Aside from the fact that this is exactly what Tom Cotton’s “treasonous” letter explained, it also raises a pretty big follow-up question: “If the deal is not binding, then what’s the point?”

(Weasel Zippers)