Michael Schaus - In Other News: Obama Admin Focuses on “Right-Wing” Extremism
Posted: 2/20/2015 12:42:00 PM EST

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

Four cities have set all time record temperature lows, with a number of others reaching previous lows… Al Gore was unavailable for comment.

(Weather.com)

The Department of Homeland Security has “leaked” (read: “spoon-fed to willing leftist media”) a report that alleges domestic terrorism from right-wing groups is as big a threat as radical Islam… I’m sure it’s just a matter of time before the GOP is listed as an official terrorist organization.

(CNN)

It turns out that the Cold War isn’t really over. Russia has confirmed joint military operations with Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua. Someone’s going to have to get out the Ouija board and get in touch with JFK if Putin decides to park some nukes in the Caribbean.

(Free Beacon)

Healthcare.gov has confirmed that they sent out incorrect tax information to roughly 800,000 customers. And so, once again the government proves that it is fully capable of complicating people’s lives.

(Fox News)

Ezra Klein’s Vox “news” outlet says that women shouldn’t carry guns on a college campus because most rapes and sexual assaults happen “without physical force”. In other words: Because some women will be drugged before they get raped, all the other women shouldn’t be able to defend themselves from a violent attacker… Only a liberal would think this makes sense.

(Vox)

Having full control over your healthcare is, apparently, not enough nannyism for this government. The Feds also want to tax sweets, encourage vegetarianism, and electronically track the time you spend watching TV… I suddenly have the urge to sit down with a Lucky Strike and a hamburger for a “Walking Dead” marathon.

(Free Beacon)

If I remember my history correctly, the colonists got a little uppity when King George ignored their impromptu tea party in the Boston Harbor. Washington, DC should probably try to keep that in mind before writing off the impromptu tea party that Rick Santelli sparked – on the floor of the CME in Chicago – six years ago.

(Breitbart)

Michael Schaus - In Other News: Obama Claims Islam Has Been Part of America Since Founding
Posted: 2/19/2015 12:39:00 PM EST

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

ISIS held a military parade in Libya in an effort to prove that their Caliphate is growing. The Obama administration was quick to remind us that parades have nothing to do with the religion of Islam.

(Weasel Zippers)

An Obama Administration official has said that we must “give voice” to the plight of Muslims… No word yet on who will speak for those 21 dead Coptic Christians.

(Real Clear Politics)

Iran’s top negotiator was ordered by the Supreme Leader to stop yelling at John Kerry so much. Kerry has since considered bringing James Taylor with him to the next meeting so everyone can make-up with a nice Carol King song.

(Free Beacon)

President Obama said that “Islam has been woven into the fabric of our country since its founding.”… Does he mean before or after the US declared war on the Muslim pirates from the Barbary States?

(CNS News)

Nancy Pelosi must have been in charge of organizing the FCC’s attempt to regulate the internet… No one can see the regulations until after they are adopted. Oh, and you’ll be able to keep your internet if you like your internet.

(Weekly Standard)

The east coast is expecting low daily temperatures not seen since the 1800’s. It’s nice to see all those global warming theories really shaping up, right?

(Accuweather)

The bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (AKA: The Bureau of All Things Fun) has decided to ban a type of ammunition popular among AR-15 enthusiasts. Apparently possession of this particular ammo turns ordinary gun-owning citizens in homicidal maniacs… Thank heavens we have the Feds to keep us all safe.

(Free Beacon)

Michael Schaus - In Other News: Super Genius, Wile E Coyote, Directing Obama’s Anti-Terror Strategy
Posted: 2/18/2015 1:11:00 PM EST

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

David Axelrod said he is very proud that the Obama Administration has never had a major scandal. Satirical newspapers around the country are mulling the idea of suing him for stealing their joke.

(Fox News)

The Obama Administration is partnering with a Mosque that has former ties to terrorism as part of its attempt to counter “violent extremism”… Why does it feel like Obama’s anti-terror strategy was crafted by Wile E. Coyote?

(Washington Times)

The military may soon have to accommodate transgender individuals, with civilian officials overseeing the military’s acceptance of LGBT groups. Why? Well, because having a uniformed and cohesive military unit is not nearly as important as being fabulous.

(Stripes)

Doesn’t it bother anyone that the official PR team for the state department seems to have an intellectual ignorance of the world that only a fast-tracked poli-sci degree can fetch? They remind me of nursing students talking about brain surgery.

(National Review)

The Islamic State is planning on using Libya as a launching pad for European terrorist operations… Yeah, I’m talking about the same Libya that Obama initially claimed was a beacon of hope in the early days of the “Arab Spring.” It appears that we’ve been Benghazied.

(Telegraph)

An anti-gun activist and lawyer has been arrested for illegally carrying a gun in the Cleveland airport. His defense at this point seems pretty simple: He intended for all those anti-gun laws to be enforced on other people.

(Guns.com)

Nancy Pelosi led a delegation of Democrats on a pilgrimage to the worker’s paradise of Cuba this week. I can only hope she falls in love with the wannabe Stalinist state, and declares it the Promise Land for Democrats.

(Breitbart)

Michael Schaus - In Other News: The Second Amendment Does Not Apply to Flintlock Pistols in New Jersey
Posted: 2/17/2015 12:26:00 PM EST

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

State Department Spokesperson Marie Harf told Chris Matthews that we cannot win this war with ISIS by killing them… After all, wars are traditionally won by sending fruit baskets and Hallmark cards, right?

(The Right Scoop)

Wait, Scott Walker doesn’t have a college degree? So in other words, he’s more like the average American than an over-privileged Community Organizer who went to Columbia, Harvard, and Occidental College. Right?

(National Review)

A 72 year old retired teacher is facing a 10 year prison sentence for possession of an antique flintlock pistol in his vehicle. The 1700’s antique was both unloaded, and out of reach… But it was in New Jersey, where the Constitution and sensibility are suspended for the sake of “common sense” gun control.

(Breitbart)

The President’s executive amnesty has been put on hold by a Federal Judge in Texas. For the time being, Democrats are just going to have to be happy with the voters they already have…

(Fox News)

There are reports that the Obama Administration has refused to share intelligence with Jordanian and Egyptian military command in the fight against ISIS. In all fairness, he thought they were talking about his golf game when they asked him to share his strategy.

(Weasel Zippers)

A Saudi Cleric has shown up on video “debunking” the fact that the earth rotates around the sun. Coincidentally these remarks occurred on the birthday of Galileo Galilei. It looks like some corners of the world have progressed very little in those 451 years.

(Al Arabiya)

Michael Schaus - In Other News: Obama Orders Marines to Train for Retreat
Posted: 2/16/2015 12:36:00 PM EST

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

It’s beginning to look like Boston could use a little more global warming.

(CBS)

The height of the Washington Monument has been officially revised downward. Kinda like GDP and unemployment rates, all government numbers apparently get changed eventually.

(Fox News)

A 20 year old American is recovering in the intensive care unit of a hospital in western Salamanca, Spain. He had to undergo a 3 hour surgery after being gored by a bull during a bull-fighting festival. Unfortunately, doctors were unable to reverse his stupidity.

(Fox News)

It’s generally not a good sign when a nation’s elite military units begin practicing the evacuation of its embassies. #ILoveObama

(Breitbart)

New Yorkers managed to go an entire 12 days without anyone killing one another. For being such a gun-free zone, there sure seems to be a lot of lethal gun shots. Maybe the city needs bigger “no gun” signs.

(New York Times)

The White House failed to mention or even reference the faith of the 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians who were executed by ISIS militants. But they did find time to remind the world that the Islamic State is not Islamic.

(Breitbart)

Michael Schaus - In Other News: Comedy Writers Take a Break and Let Joe Biden do Some Improv
Posted: 2/13/2015 12:32:00 PM EST

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

The White House’s top Counter Terrorism official told congress that the fall of Yemen to radical Islamists took them completely by surprise… So, yeah: A lot of our problems seem to revolve around incompetence.

(Fox News)

Joe Biden misses his “old butt buddy” in Iowa. Apparently “butt buddy” is an actual phrase (and not indicative that another glass ceiling has been broken); but c’mon… If the late night comics can’t do something with this, they honestly shouldn’t be employed.

(Fox News)

The official propaganda paper for the Islamic State has released its latest issue… And it’s all about those evil Christian Crusades. They must not have heard Obama’s Prayer Breakfast speech.

(Breitbart)

The FBI chief (who has never walked a beat in his life) explained that “everyone’s a little racist” by quoting a few lines from a Broadway play. Unfortunately, for musical enthusiasts, the room did not break out into spontaneous song and dance.

(NY Post)

Ruth Bader Ginsburg admitted that she “wasn’t 100 percent sober” during Obama’s State of the Union Address. I know I wasn’t.

(Huffington Post)

President Obama’s executive amnesty will (coincidently) make it much easier for illegal immigrants to improperly register to vote… In other news: The DNC is looking at how much it will cost to rent 15,000 greyhound buses from Mexico.

(Washington Times)

Obama is pushing for the government to get a handle on cybersecurity… After all, they already know how to spy on people, now they just have to stop other people from doing it too.

(Financial Times)

Michael Schaus - In Other News: IRS Commissioner: Illegals Who Don't Pay Taxes Will Still Get Refunds
Posted: 2/12/2015 12:28:00 PM EST

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

The IRS has said it will issue tax refunds to illegal immigrants. Even illegals who never paid taxes will be eligible for a refund. Is it just me, or does the IRS seem a little fuzzy on what the word “refund” actually means?

(Washington Times)

The IRS is apologizing for seizing the bank accounts of law-abiding small businesses that had allegedly structured bank deposits in such a way as to avoid Federal reporting practices. See… This would be an appropriate time to issue a “refund”.

(AP News)

Another “cease fire” was agreed upon in Ukraine.  As all the other cease fires have yielded such stunning results, I’m sure this one will work out. (Do we actually have winners and losers in war anymore? Or does everyone just get a cease fire and a blue participation ribbon?)

(Fox News)

Durbin University students in South Africa have asked the school to expel all Jewish students. (After all, that whole apartheid thingy was only bad when the British did it.)

(Times of Israel)

Hank “Guam might capsize” Johnson says that the CBC should boycott Netanyahu’s speech to Congress because Obama is “a black man being disrespected by a foreign leader.” Well, Hank: Netanyahu is a Jewish man being disrespected by the Democrat Party. Now go make sure Guam is still right-side-up.

(Politico)

It’s already starting: People are blaming Fox News for the death of three Muslims by a self-described atheist… Because don’t all Huffington-post-reading, Rachel-Maddow-loving, radical-atheists watch Hannity?

(Daily Caller)

Russia and Egypt have agreed to begin building a nuclear reactor in Egypt. So while America is closing down embassies throughout the region, Putin is making friends and influencing people… I’m not sure I see this ending well for us.

(Free Beacon)

Michael Schaus - In Other News: Netflix Now Available to the Four People with Internet in Cuba
Posted: 2/11/2015 12:41:00 PM EST

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

Brian Williams has been suspended by NBC for 6 months without pay. This will likely give him a little more time to invent some stories for his memoirs.

(Fox News)

John Stewart will be stepping down as host of the “Daily Show” in coming months. So far, no replacement has been named, but from what I hear, there’s another fake news anchor (who was just suspended by NBC) who might soon be job hunting.

(Fox News)

Netflix gleefully announced that they were expanding services to Cuba. So now, any Cuban with high speed internet and international payment methods (not to mention money) will be able to watch government-approved Netflix programming… I’m sure the four Cubans who meet this criteria are thrilled.

(Bloomberg)

A number of cities are now weighing whether or not they will allow illegal immigrants, and other non-citizens, to vote in local elections… Because nothing upholds the integrity of our electoral process like letting foreign nationals engage in it, right?

(Breitbart)

Michelle Obama said that if you don’t like having government in your daily life, the best thing you can do is “stay healthy”… In other news, I hope all you healthy people have signed up for government-mandated health insurance that meets the government-defined requirements under Obamacare. Because open enrollment ends this week.

(Breitbart)

So this is what “Progress” looks like: 46 million people on food stamps for 39 straight months. If this were truly a booming economic recovery, doesn’t it almost seem like more people should to be able to afford their own food?

(CNS News)

War on Women update: A pair of ultra-wealthy Democrat donors fired their pregnant housekeeper because she asked for maternity leave. (Maybe they were just upset she wasn’t taking advantage of her free contraception.)

(Free Beacon)

Michael Schaus - In Other News: Obama Trusts Iran Because Nukes Are "Against Their Religion"
Posted: 2/10/2015 12:41:00 PM EST

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

UC Berkeley is turning food into an LGBT issue with their new series, “Queering Agriculture.” I assume this is where farmers let their vegetables self-identify as the food they wish.

(Breitbart)

A pro-gun control Democrat (is there any other kind left?) said he hasn’t met a single person who “needs” a high capacity magazine. He also said the only people who are interested in such tools are people arming against the government… I bet King George would have said something similar.

(The Hill)

Actually, there are some pro-gun Democrats. Most of them live in Vermont. I guess we’ll find out whether or not there are enough of them to stop the latest anti-gun bill proposals being pushed by the state’s more “progressive” Democrats.

(AP News)

Obama says he is hopeful for a nuclear deal with Iran because Tehran told him that obtaining nuclear weapons would run contrary to their religion. (Neville Chamberlin called. He wants his foreign policy back.)

(Media Equalizer)

Two New Jersey teens had their snow-shoveling operation closed down because they “solicited business” without a government permit. Perhaps state auditors should make sure they paid all appropriate taxes, and correctly formed an LLC, as well.

(Watchdog)

The University of California student government voted to have the university financially divest from America. Oddly enough, these anti-American kids did not say anything about refusing taxpayer money, or dropping federal student loans.

(The College Fix)

An archer in California is receiving death threats after offering to teach children how to hunt. Either the anti-hunting crowd is pretty angry, or the wildlife in California is far more advanced than originally thought.

(Breitbart)

Michael Schaus - In Other News: Obama Sets Up A Customer Service Hotline for Illegal Immigrants
Posted: 2/9/2015 12:21:00 PM EST

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

Leaked documents show that the Swiss bank HSBC was actively involved in advising wealthy clients on how to avoid taxes… So, when I make my millions, I know where I’m going to bank.

(The Guardian)

Obama’s Department of Homeland Security has set up a hotline for illegals to call if they feel harassed by immigration officials. Basically, Obama’s executive amnesty has replaced deportation with a customer service satisfaction survey.

(Washington Times)

It turns out that all the weather data “proving” global warming was little more than a hoax. Data collected over the last several decades was “adjusted” by researchers and government funded scientists to show a warming trend that did not actually exist. It’s almost as if Brian Williams was in charge of the project.

(Telegraph)

Obama told VOX that most media outlets “absolutely” overstate the threat of terrorism compared to climate change… Right. Because genocidal fanatics with a penchant for beheading isn’t nearly as unnerving as some scandal-plagued theory pushed by data-tinkering scientists with undependable computer models.

(Free Beacon)

The Obama administration said it would not meet with Benjamin Netanyahu in the run-up to the Israeli elections because it wouldn’t appear impartial… But allowing high ranking Administration officials to meet with Netanyahu’s main opponent is apparently “kosher”.

(Israel Today)

Attorney General Eric Holder said that his stewardship of the DOJ was the best in the history of the world… And that he’s a naturally humble guy.

(Fox News)

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