Michael Schaus - In Other News: President Obama Quotes Senator Obama in State of Obama Speech
Posted: 1/21/2015 12:00:00 PM EST

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

Ruth Bader Ginsburg appeared to fall asleep during the President’s speech. Everyone else in the room appeared to be jealous.

(Weekly Standard)

Barack Obama quoted Barack Obama in his State of the Union address… What do you want to bet that he refers to himself in the third person when he’s talking to his staff?

(Breitbart.com)

Obama has used the term “Middle Class Economics” to describe his fiscal policies. Sure, middle class incomes might have just hit a 50 year low; but don't let those little "facts" get in the way of a good Orwellian sales pitch.

(Breitbart.com)

Oh, and Obama is clearly taking global terrorism very seriously… So seriously, in fact, he wouldn’t even mention Al Qaeda, or Yemen, in his speech. I guess he wanted to focus on the rousing success of his campaign against common sense.

(Fox Nation)

Slate.com is insisting that we “forget about the oil and gas industry”, and work instead on curbing cattle as a source of methane… Look, I’m doing what I can; but there are limits on how much red meat I can eat each day.

(Slate.com)

The action star Liam Neeson called America’s gun ownership a “f@#&ing disgrace”. And now a gun manufacturer has decided to boycott anything, and everything, to do with the British actor. The manufacturer even announced that it would stop providing prop guns to movie studios that work with Neeson. It’ll be cute watching him do another “Taken” movie while pointing his finger at bad guys and making a “pow” sound.

(The Wrap)

Michael Schaus - In Other News: John Kerry to France: "Will you be my Valentine?"
Posted: 1/16/2015 12:35:00 PM EST

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

John Kerry said he brought France a “hug” after the Charlie Hebdo attacks. (Yes, he actually described his trip to France as a “hug” for the French people.) I guess the Hallmark card got lost in the mail.

(Bloomberg)

Lithuania is compiling a list of ways the ordinary citizen can help resist Russian forces should Vladimir Putin decide to invade. Advice includes things like “organize demonstrations through Twitter”… May I suggest they take a look at a short 27 word Amendment to the US Constitution for some guidance instead?

(Yahoo News)

A gunman has surrendered to French authorities after taking several hostages in a Post Office in France. That whole “gun free” zone - known as Paris - is really working out.

(Breitbart)

A Chicago strip club has been honored for “helping improve the neighborhood” by being a good business. There is, after all, nothing quite like a building full of scantily clad women to help lift the morale of a dull neighborhood.

(Breitbart)

According to the White House, radical Islamists (not their choice of words) hate us because of Gitmo and Bush… Because obviously before Bush, Jihadists were well known for sending delicious fruit baskets in an effort to convert the infidels.

(You Tube)

The top Obamacare official (ya know, the lady that helped with the healthcare.gov rollout, and later lied about how many people signed up?) is officially stepping down. I sure hope she can take her health insurance with her to her next job.

(The Hill)

Michael Schaus - In Other News: Don't Worry Folks, the Government Will Parent for You!
Posted: 1/15/2015 1:15:00 PM EST

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

Only 33 percent of Americans approve of the way Barack Obama is fighting the Islamic State. The rest of the respondents were unaware that what Obama is doing qualifies as “fighting”.

(Fox News)

A Maryland couple are being investigated by authorities for criminal neglect after they allowed their children to walk home alone from a nearby park… Maybe we should look at charging the Nannycrats in Maryland with criminal neglect for allowing these folks to parent without supervision? </SarcasmFont End>

(Washington Post)

Duke University is going to start sounding a daily Muslim “call to prayer”. Of course, the Pledge is still banned because the word “God” might offend someone.

(WRAL)

Are you in need of a vacation? Why not travel to the worker’s paradise of Cuba? The US is normalizing relations with the “wannabe-Stalinists of the Caribbean” as of Friday, making travel from the US to the island legal… however, if you’re Cuban and you want to come to the United States, you might need to learn how to swim.

(Washington Post)

A Rabbi in Europe just made my morning: He is on a crusade to get the EU to allow Jews to carry guns in Europe… While we’re at it, we might want to arm some French satirists.

(Free Beacon)

The Pope has said there are “limits” to free speech when it insults someone’s faith. I’m Catholic, and I think I just became insulted… Seriously: It’s a matter of time until I travel to the Vatican and nail a thesis to the door of St. Peter’s Basilica.

(Yahoo News)

Intel has partnered with a far Left, Israel-hating, male feminist… So it’s kinda like they’re working with a typical Democrat.

(Breitbart)

Michael Schaus - In Other News: If You Like Your Internet...You Can Keep Your Internet...Maybe
Posted: 1/14/2015 3:30:00 PM EST

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

For the first time in 35 years, more businesses are dying out than starting up… Yes, Mr. Obama: You built that.

(Breitbart)

The IRS says that only about half of the people who call the IRS for help this year will be able to talk to someone, as the agency cuts back on personnel and services. It really just seems like a super-swell idea to give these folks control over our healthcare. Right?

(My Fox DC)

Now Barack Obama is pushing for a government-run internet. Because they’re doing such a bang up job with mail-delivery, healthcare, infrastructure maintenance, and education, right? Just imagine: An internet service with the efficiency of the DMV.

(National Journal)

Convicted felon John Morrissey won reelection in Virginia’s 74th district… From his jail cell. The district apparently seemed okay with being represented by a guy convicted of having sex with a 17 year old staffer… Republicans are obviously unacceptable, but sexual-predator felons are just fine.

(Free Beacon)

The Muslim mayor of a Dutch city has told his fellow Muslims to either get on board with free speech, or “f--- off”. Radical Clerics are currently trying to determine whether or not they should issue a fatwa against “f---ing off”.

(IB Times)

Do you ever wonder why more Muslims don’t speak out against Jihad? Well… This might have something to do with it: A Muslim coffee shop owner has been receiving death threats after displaying a “Je suis Charlie” sign at his place of business. It turns out it’s pretty tough to be the “voice of reason” when there’s a handful of madmen with guns in the same room.

(Breitbart)

Michael Schaus - In Other News: Barack Obama Makes King George Look Like a Constitutionalist
Posted: 1/13/2015 12:16:00 PM EST

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

Researches have pointed out that even King George III wasn’t really able to suspend, change, or implement laws unilaterally… So, Congrats to Obama for making King George III look like a constitutionalist.

(National Review)

A Saudi Cleric has declared that snowmen are “un-Islamic” and should therefore be banned. French satirists are no doubt planning to build a snowman of Mohammed as soon as the weather permits.

(Fox News)

Vice News, arguing for increased regulation of firearms, says that government should treat gun-ownership like car ownership… I don’t know that making people run a background check to purchase a vehicle is really the direction we want to go.

(Breitbart)

Officials with the Department of Health and Human Services were too obese to fly coach, costing the US taxpayer roughly $31 million in 1st class tickets. I hope that at the very least, the government had the good sense to make sure they weren’t on an airline with an inflight meal.

(NY Post)

Uh-oh… Bush derangement syndrome is making a comeback in the Democrat Party. Sen. Chris Murphy says the Charlie Hebdo attacks are partially Bush’s fault. (If these people could blame Bush for your missing car keys, they would do it.)

(Newsbusters)

Michael Schaus - In Other News: Obama and Biden United in Not Joining Unity Rally
Posted: 1/12/2015 12:55:00 PM EST

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

As world leaders linked arms and joined the millions of individuals who attended the Charlie Hebdo march in Paris, Obama and Biden watched football. After all, you have to prioritize in life.

(Daily Mail)

Francois Hollande decided it would be appropriate to ban a “right wing” political party from the historic French Unity Rally over the weekend… Because nothing says “Je suis Charlie” quite like a little censorship.

(The Gateway Pundit)

Well, the Pope just brought an early end to the Left’s love affair with him. He explained that terrorism is the result of “deviant religion.” Next thing you know, he might indicate that abortion is a sin, or marriage should be between a man and a woman. (Gasp!)

(Breitbart)

A Hermosa Beach restaurateur is receiving death threats after he made the decision to serve foie gras. I wasn’t aware that PETA issued fatwas.

(Breitbart)

Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos forgot they had to play football on Sunday.

(Huffington Post)

The NYPD is charging officers $400 for new bullet proof vests… As far as I know, there is not a vest on the market that is capable of protecting cops from being stabbed in the back by politicians.

(NY Post)

Michael Schaus - In Other News: John Boehner Will Fight Executive Amensty...Seriously...For Real This Time
Posted: 1/9/2015 12:16:00 PM EST

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

The terrorists who killed 12 people in Paris before fleeing into the countryside, said they “were prepared to die as martyrs.” French authorities were happy to help out.

(Breitbart)

President Obama’s newest plan involves making the first two years of community college “free”… Because our current government-funded K-12 education is doing such a bang up job, let’s expand it to include Higher Ed.

(Politico)

I want to make sure I have this correct: We ended the war in Iraq; but now ISIS controls large swaths of land, there is widespread destruction of democratic rule, and the US has 2,100 soldiers on the ground? Obama sure has a funny way of earning that Nobel Peace Prize.

(Stripes)

It looks like Scott Walker might be getting ready for a 2016 run. Union leaders nationwide are being asked to visit with their doctor about the risk of heart attacks.

(Washington Examiner)

Speaker Boehner (ugh…) says he will fight “tooth and nail” against Obama’s executive amnesty… Ya know, the executive amnesty that Boehner funded with the help of Democrats? Yeah, that one. He’ll fight it. Seriously. For reals.

(CNS News)

Obama gave a speech only two blocks away from the scandal-plagued VA hospital in Phoenix; and he didn’t stop by for a quick visit. The mainstream media ignored the snub, the right-wing media acted outraged, and the Vets at the VA thanked God they didn’t have to fake smiles and be part of a photo-op.

(Washington Examiner)

Michael Schaus - In Other News: White House Wants to Define Islam
Posted: 1/8/2015 12:27:00 PM EST

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

In the wake of recent Paris terrorist attacks, the White House says it needs to “redouble” their efforts to explain the “true tenants of Islam”… I was unaware that defining someone else’s religion was under the purview of the Executive Branch.

(Weekly Standard)

The International Business Times has since deleted the story, but they were running a piece that blamed Israel for the Paris terrorist attacks. Also likely to be revealed by IBT: The moon landing was fake, the CIA killed JFK using a “Manchurian candidate” style program, and Elvis isn’t dead… He’s just cryogenically frozen at a government building someone near Roswell, New Mexico.

(Twitter)

Chris Matthews says that tea-party Republicans “aren’t that far” from white supremacists. How does he know this? Well… Because these people don’t get a tingle in their leg when they think of Barack Obama.

(News Max)

Best… News… Ever… Barbara Boxer will not run for reelection in 2016. The California Democrat says she is looking forward to sitting back and relaxing in the socialist paradise of her home state. Gosh: A California Democrat living off a government paycheck while not working… I’m glad to see she’s decided to join the ranks of her constituency.

(Weekly Standard)

The Fed is terrified of low inflation, or (gasp!) deflation in the economy. Because, as we all know, it is such a tragedy when basic life necessities like eggs, milk and meat aren’t overpriced. Right?

(Bloomberg)

Did you know that 75 percent of US casualties in the Afghanistan war happened under Obama’s watch? I only point this out because the Left was so focused on giving us a daily death tally when W was in office… Coincidentally, that tactic got a little boring right around the time Barry took over.

(CNS News)

Michael Schaus - In Other News: French Satirists Have More Backbone than American Journalists
Posted: 1/7/2015 12:23:00 PM EST

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

The White House was reluctant to call the mass shooting in Paris a “terrorist” attack… I’m surprised they aren’t telling us this all started from a spontaneous protest over some obscure YouTube movie.

(Weekly Standard)

Howard Dean says we shouldn’t call the terrorists (who shot and killed a dozen people in Paris for making fun of the Prophet Mohammed) “Muslim” terrorists because Islam is a very peaceful religion, or something…

(Mediaite)

The New York Daily News has blurred out the image of Mohammed from the cover of the French humor magazine, Charlie Hebdo. Let me make this perfectly clear: A bunch of French satirists have more backbone than American journalists.

(Weasel Zippers)

A strong geomagnetic “storm” in space is currently hitting planet Earth. It’s unclear at this point how it could possibly be related to global warming, or George W Bush; but I’m sure some government-funded scientist is working it out as we speak.

(My Fox NY)

According to TIME, waiting in lines to go to the bathroom is sexist. (No… I’m not making this up.) It must be really tough stumbling through life as a perpetually offended liberal.

(Time)

Ezra Klein has predicted that, assuming economic conditions continue their current trajectory, Hillary Clinton will win 42 states in 2016. He knows this because his unicorn told him.

(Newsbusters)

Michael Schaus - In Other News: Huffington Post Calls Self Defense "Laughable" Reason for Owning Guns
Posted: 1/6/2015 12:04:00 PM EST

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

Charlie Rangel explained that seeing dead soldiers in Korea never bothered him – until he saw a dead black soldier. Don’t we have a word for people who are this obsessed with judging others by the color of their skin, rather than the content of their character? (Oh, that’s right: “Democrat.” I forgot.)

(Truth Revolt)

Shockingly, Cuba isn’t holding up its end of the bargain. The Soviet wannabes in the Caribbean still haven’t released 53 prisoners as part of Obama’s “normalization” plan with the Castro brothers… It’s weird, given how traditionally dependable and trustworthy commies tend to be.

(Free Beacon)

The FBI says it doesn’t need a warrant to spy on someone’s cell phone in public places… Also, the Fourth Amendment is mostly for decorative purposes.

(ARS Technica)

The Huffington Post ran a piece claiming the Constitution was a weak “excuse” for owning a gun, and “self-defense” was simply “laughable”… Right. Self-defense is a “laughable” argument for owning a gun. That’s why all cops and soldiers carry rape whistles instead.

(Breitbart)

Global warming update: It is officially too cold for ski resorts to stay open in Duluth. So, if you still believe Al Gore’s theory about manbearpig, I think it’s pretty clear what has to be done: Go buy an SUV, and turn on all the lights in your home. We need to warm things up a little.

(Star Tribune)

As the GOP takes control of the Senate and House this week, President Obama has no plans to meet with GOP leaders. In fact, he’s leaving town to promote his plans for executive action in 2015… And just a reminder: “Bipartisanship” means doing everything the way Obama wants it done.

(Washington Times)