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)

Michael Schaus - In Other News: Brian Williams Can't Seem to Remember if He Was Hit by an RPG
Posted: 2/6/2015 12:31:00 PM EST

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

The Pentagon says there is evidence that Vladimir Putin may have autism… And here I thought those T72 tanks were just a symptom of him being a dictator and thug.

(Breitbart)

Brian Williams is under fire for falsely reporting that he had been in a helicopter shot down over Iraq… He apologized, and said he simply remembered the events of that day incorrectly. After all, who hasn’t been a little confused about whether or not they were in a helicopter hit by an RPG?

(New York Times)

The EPA is not required to verify the work history of prospective employees. And it generally doesn’t. (Heck, they even hired a fake CIA spy at one point.) Maybe Brian Williams should put in an application.

(Free Beacon)

The average Manhattan home costs roughly $1.7 million. I don’t know for sure, but I’m guessing that’s for a studio apartment with an alley view.

(My Fox NY)

It looks like the Chinese are behind the cyber-attack on Anthem. This is what happens when a nation like China has access to advanced technology… In other words: This is why commies shouldn't have nice things.

(Bloomberg)

Palestinians are now using little girls to annoy, harass, and interrupt Jewish worshipers. The little pre-teen fascists are taught to scream “Allah Akbar” at the top of their lungs while Jews try to pray… In other words, they’re taught to act like spoiled children Jihadists.

(Israel National News)

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Michael Schaus - In Other News: King Abdullah Says "Go ahead ISIS, make my day."
Posted: 2/5/2015 12:29:00 PM EST

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

President Obama used the National Prayer Breakfast to remind America that violent extremism isn’t exclusive to Islam. “People committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ,” Obama remarked… I think he misses the point: Suicide-nuns are not a real thing. (Although, they would make an excellent band name.)

(Breitbart)

Scholars were asked “who was the most effective Secretary of State in the last 50 years?” and Henry Kissinger took the title. John Kerry, on the other hand, came in dead last. In fact, even some guy named “I don’t know” out ranked our James Taylor-loving Secretary of State

(Washington Post)

As long as Obama is pretending he’s King, he should at least get a few pointers from the King of Jordan… Now this guy knows how to be a king. A Jordanian pilot dies, and King Abdullah rushed home to kill a couple of Islamic terrorists, before personally leading an air raid on ISIS. Obama likely would have responded by crafting a strongly worded letter before going golfing.

(NY Post)

King Abdullah even quoted Clint Eastwood in his official remarks. So go ahead, ISIS… Make his day.

(Breitbart)

President Obama lectured that illegal aliens are “Americans just like us”… Is it just me, or does this guy seem to have a terribly precarious comprehension of the English language? Then again, I guess I understand why he thinks this way. I mean, everyone calls him “Mr. President” for doing nothing more than living in the White House.

(Breitbart)

Remember how the White House was outraged over Netanyahu accepting John Boehner’s invitation to speak to Congress, without first notifying the President? Well… It turns out, Netanyahu did notify Obama. The White House just likes to pout.

(Free Beacon)

One DC Council member is crafting a bill to make the University of the District of Columbia “free” to anyone who wants to attend. Assuming these “intelligent” Leftists are the result of America’s higher education system, I guess the free market value of University probably is somewhere substantially closer to zero.

(Red Alert Politics)