Tuesday, October 21, 2014

10-21-14 Excellent Guests for Your Show

1. Dr. Ivan Eland: Public Worry over Remote Threats
2. Wayne Allyn Root: Ebola Could Be Economic Catastrophe
3. Dr. Gerard Lameiro: Ebola, Obamacare, and the Freedom of Living in Peace and Security
4. Michelle Seiler-Tucker: Obama Really Did Appoint a Political Beneficiary - Not a Doctor - as Ebola Czar
5. John LeBoutillier: Has Pres. Obama's Handling of the Ebola Crisis Finally Caused a GOP Wave for November?

Public Worry over Remote Threats

The breathless news coverage of the miniscule number of people in the United States that have so far contracted the Ebola virus has led to a typical irrational response in some quarters. For example, schools have been closed, and the public and thus some politicians support a travel ban of people from the affected West African countries, even though health professionals have said that this "solution" might make things worse. Despite such professionals repeating often that Ebola is inefficiently transmitted, that West Africa has a much lower level of general health care than does the United States, and that therefore the American problem is likely to be only contagion among the health workers tending to the very small number of victims rather than in the general population, many people are still nervous that they or their family will catch the virus. [more...]

Ebola Could Be Economic Catastrophe

The medical implications of Ebola are being covered by the news media every second of every day. But it's the economic implications that I fear are far more deadly. Ebola could turn into an unprecedented deathblow to the U.S. economy, even if very few Americans ever die from it. I might have been the first columnist to write of the danger for Ebola to cause catastrophic damage to the U.S. economy back on September 4th, predicting it could shut down commerce and cause a stock market crash. [more...]

Ebola, Obamacare, and the Freedom of Living in Peace and Security

As I discuss in my new book, Renewing America and Its Heritage of Freedom: What Freedom-Loving Americans Can Do to Help, there are 25 essential components of freedom necessary to have a completely free nation.  One of the 25 essential components is the freedom of living in peace and security.  Americans are not living in peace and security today, knowing that several major diseases might infect themselves and their family members, as well as knowing that their healthcare insurance premiums, co-payments, access to doctors and hospitals, and the availability of medications, procedures, and protocols are all threatened by Obamacare. [more...]

Obama Really Did Appoint a Political Beneficiary - Not a Doctor - as Ebola Czar

In the past, the White House had said a czar was not necessary, but now they have retracted that statement after being criticized that U.S. hospitals are not equipped to handle an epidemic such as this. The U.S. government has failed again and again to properly assess this situation and to make adequate and effective decisions that produce positive results in regards to the Ebola epidemic overseas.  Obama appears to be a casual observer and a good talker whose lack of action speaks volumes louder than his words for educated individuals. The man says the U.S. does not need an Ebola czar; but now that he has been forced to do his research, he is finally facing the facts and has finally caved in to the pressure by naming a political supporter of his as the Ebola czar. [more...]

Has Pres. Obama's Handling of the Ebola Crisis Finally Caused a GOP Wave for November?

Has the Obama Administration’s handling of the Ebola Crisis finally caused a GOP wave for the November elections? Has the President – again – done too little too late? Why did he – for the first time – cancel a fundraising trip? Was it to cope with the Ebola disaster? Or was it to play politics in an effort to save panic-stricken Democrat candidates? This – and much more – will be discussed by the POLITICAL INSIDERS. [more...]

Monday, October 20, 2014

Hollywood Plans TV Series to Capitalize on Ebola Crisis

As anxiety over Ebola intensifies, some big names in Hollywood are looking to profit from the public angst. According to The Hollywood Reporter, a television series that weaves the deadly Ebola pathogen into its plot is soon to come.

The series will be an update of the 1994 book written by Richard Preston titled "The Hot Zone." Veteran film director Ridley Scott, best known for "Alien," "Blade Runner," "Thelma & Louise," "Gladiator," and the upcoming "Exodus Gods and Kings," is attached to the project along with Lynda Obst, producer of the film "Sleepless in Seattle." Scott will also soon be directing "Killing Jesus" for the National Geographic Channel, a project that will be based on Bill O’Reilly’s best-selling book of the same name. [more...]

Thursday, October 16, 2014

10-16-14 Expert Guests for Your Show

1. Wayne Allyn Root: Obama's Cloward-Piven Weapon of Mass Destruction
2. Gerard Lameiro: Why Have Marriage Rates Hit a New All-Time Low?
3. Kyle Olson: State Rep - Common Core Repeal a 'Matter of Time'
4. Michelle Seiler-Tucker: Ebola is Everyone's Problem

Obama's Cloward-Piven Weapon of Mass Destruction

I am Barack Obama's classmate at Columbia University, Class of '83. We were taught a plan back then to collapse the U.S. economy and destroy this country. It was called "Cloward-Piven" (named after a husband and wife professor team at Columbia). This plan involved using spending, entitlements, debt and crisis after crisis to overwhelm the system, distract the citizens, and cause the collapse of America. At that point, the people would be on their knees begging for big government to save them from drowning. They'd willingly accept a socialist nanny state without argument or debate under duress. People agree to all kinds of terrible things while their lives and survival hangs in the balance. Panic causes bad decision-making. That's the key: panic and duress. With your job and income gone, or facing a massive 9-11-like terrorist attack, or devastating Ebola pandemic, the country is in a panic. "Cloward-Piven" counted on the citizenry making a very bad decision under duress - choosing the very group (government) that destroyed your life as your savior. [more...]

Why Have Marriage Rates Hit a New All-Time Low?

The percentage of U. S. adults who have never been married hit a new, all-time low.  Compare the numbers from 1960 with the latest available data in 2012.  Back in 1960, about 10% of adults over age 25 had never been married.  In 2012, in sharp contrast, about 20% of adults over the age of 25 had never been married.  That's an incredible doubling of over 25 never married individuals percentages. Can we expect this cultural trend to continue?  The answer is probably - unless there is a significant change in the American culture. What are possible causes of this dramatic shift away from marriage? Read more in my new book: Renewing America and Its Heritage of Freedom: What Freedom-Loving Americans Can Do to Help. [more...]

State Rep - Common Core Repeal a 'Matter of Time'

If you ask Ohio State Rep. Matt Huffman, the death of Common Core is not a question of if, but when. "People are saying we are being conspirators," Huffman said. "We are not, we are just looking at facts." He added, "We need to realize we are a very diverse country. Things are not going to be the same in Van Wert as they are in Miami, Florida." [Watch the video here...]

Ebola is Everyone's Problem

Worrying and fear are crippling and useless states of thinking and are destructive, especially in situations such as the Ebola outbreak. What is required in this health crisis is action. Everyone must act, not just officials in charge of stopping this disease from spreading. We must each be responsible for our own health and be mindful of our daily actions. That’s one reason why the virus has gotten so severe. No one was educated about the disease, and people weren’t doing anything about it for the longest time. If the Ebola virus had been treated as a business problem, it would already be solved and thousands saved from suffering. Unfortunately, when money is not involved and no one benefits (let alone risks their own life) it is harder to find ways to motivate people to solve problems that they do not consider their own; but this problem is everyone’s problem. [more...]

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

10-14-14 Excellent Guests for Your Show

1. Wayne Allyn Root: It's Time to Remove Obama from Office - Before He Gets Us All Killed
2. James Hirsen: Apocalyptic Themes in Films Reflect Tumultuous Times
3. Joe Messina: Are You a 'Purple Penguin?'
4. Michelle Seiler-Tucker: Malala's Message: Fighting for Peace through Dialogue and Education
5. John LeBoutillier: Are American Voters Gripped by Fear Over a Weak Economy, ISIS, Ebola and More?

It's Time to Remove Obama from Office - Before He Gets Us All Killed

Mr. President, it's time to tell the truth about Ebola. It is far easier to become infected than doctors or health experts are telling us. We are told becoming infected is an extremely remote possibility. Really? An NBC cameraman got Ebola without ever touching a sick patient or entering the room of an Ebola victim. A nurse in Dallas got Ebola while wearing heavy protective gear. Over 200 doctors and nurses in Africa are dead despite wearing protective gear, washing hands with bleach, and knowing exactly what they were dealing with. Still, they are powerless to stop it. My book, The Murder of the Middle Class, focuses on economic murder. Ebola is the embodiment of this murder. An Ebola pandemic will kill thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of Americans. But separate from the human tragedy, the economic cost will overwhelm and bankrupt our country. [more...]

Apocalyptic Themes in Films Reflect Tumultuous Times

A good amount of the entertainment content of late has been dealing with some type of apocalypse, in other words, an end to human civilization as we know it. The end of the world is a theme that has been finding its way into numerous modes of entertainment and a wide variety of genres. AMC's "The Walking Dead," which features an apocalypse of the zombie kind, is consistently at or near the top of the television ratings, including broadcast, cable, and streaming. The big-screen release "World War Z" followed the cinematic formula. No one knows when the world will come to an end. And although TV shows and movies may not always be the most accurate predictors, it wouldn’t hurt to be prepared - intellectually, emotionally, and even spiritually. [more...]

Are You a 'Purple Penguin?'

It seems a Nebraska school district is instructing its teachers not to use the terms "boys and girls," "ladies and gentlemen," "you guys," ...well, you get the idea. Why? Because they don't include gender non-confirming terminology which causes confusion for those few children who don't identify with any specific gender. Simply put, it's just not inclusive of all. To make sure that we include everyone and no one feels slighted, they have decided the proper inclusive terminology for young kids is to call them "purple penguins," ...because that isn't confusing at all? [more...]

Malala's Message: Fighting for Peace through Dialogue and Education

Recently, Malala Yousafzai became the youngest person to ever win the Nobel Peace Prize for her work in promoting children's education rights. She shares this honor with Kailash Satyarthi of India, who is not as well known in the West, but better known around the other side of the world for his campaigns to end child labor and free children from trafficking. What is necessary to become a success is a good education - a tool that further assists us in our attempts to obtain our life objectives. Education is the stepping stone to a better life; if everyone is educated, this world will be a better and more peaceful place so that more people can thrive by their personal preference in a labor of love and choice. Malala says, "You must fight others but through peace and through dialogue and through education." [more...]

Are American Voters Gripped by Fear Over a Weak Economy, ISIS, Ebola and More?

Are Americans now gripped by fear - over Ebola, ISIS and a still-anemic economy? Is President Obama’s handling of the Ebola crisis a sign of an absent, disinterested president? Is it the same as his handling of the ISIS crisis? Is he more interested in being the fundraiser-in-chief than the commander-in-chief? Are the Republicans poised to win the Senate or are they suffering for their refusal to run on an upbeat, optimistic agenda? This – and much more – will be discussed by the POLITICAL INSIDERS. [more...]

Friday, October 10, 2014

10-10-14 Great Guests for Your Show

1. Wayne Allyn Root: Happy Anniversary ObamaCare, You're the Gift that Keeps on Giving
2. Michelle Seiler-Tucker: The Insecurity of WH Security
3. Prof. Paul Merkley: Some Sinister Logic in President Obama's Anti-ISIS Manifesto

Happy Anniversary ObamaCare, You're the Gift that Keeps on Giving

America observed the one year anniversary of ObamaCare this month. Just like some marriages, it seems like it’s already been decades. As FDR declared after Pearl Harbor, it's a date that will live in infamy. But the GOP shouldn’t run away from this sad anniversary; they should embrace it. ObamaCare is the Republicans' ticket to a landslide victory in 2014 and 2016. The GOP should scream about it night and day from the highest hill! We should celebrate this dismal anniversary. Never look a gift horse in the mouth. Here’s my advice for my fellow Republicans: Politicians and strategists from the GOP need to get out of Washington and stop listening to the mainstream media. The Kool Aid-drinking liberal media is either delusional or lying to cover up for the massive failure of Obama’s one and only "signature achievement." [more...]

The Insecurity of WH Security

Julia Pierson, the recently resigned Secret Service Director, had stated that she wanted to create a work atmosphere that reflected Disneyland. Unfortunately, this is the culture that has gotten our country into even more trouble. I struggle with Obama, his administrations, and his appointees' decisions. They lack real world expertise. They just wish upon a star; but when reality hits them in the face, and they fail, their ignorance sparks further reinforcement. In the past five years, 16 people were reported to have bypassed the fence surrounding the White House - including one toddler. While glitches in the internal structure of the Secret Service ultimately did lead to security breach incidences, I think Julia Pierson's ideological mindset holds a series of miscommunicated ideas that are rooted in something much more closely to realistic logic. [more...]

Some Sinister Logic in President Obama's Anti-ISIS Manifesto

On September 25, President Obama delivered to the United Nations Security Council a speech designed to win united action against the several Islamic-terrorist armies that are presently tearing up the borders of Syria and Iraq and threatening to obliterate all the neighboring regimes. What possible connection could there be between that incident in that small American city and the cause being pursued by the Islamic State? Islamic State/ISIS/ISIL/IS is only the most recent of an ever-ramifying thicket of Islamic-terrorist organizations, funded by the same rich Arabs who control the governments of the Middle East. [more...]

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Obamacare Employer Mandate to Have Day in Court on October 14

After a year in the legal system, the case against President Barack Obama and his illegal waiver of the employer mandate aside from the will of Congress will finally have its day in court. A three-judge panel in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta Georgia will hear oral arguments on Kawa Orthodontics, LLP v. Secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury et al. (No.14-10296).

The lawsuit is about the illegal executive actions surrounding the employer mandate. In July of 2013 after a tweet of President Obama, the Treasury Department issued a memo cancelling the employer mandate, which was set to be implemented on January 1, 2014.

Prior to July 2013, I spent money, time, energy and opportunity cost to make sure that my business was in compliance with the Affordable Care and Patient Protection Act. After more than 100 hours of work on this matter, the administration changed the rules under which I thought the law was built upon, causing me financial injury.

While many have tried to take down Obamacare and failed, our case is currently the most serious legal challenge to Obamacare in the federal court system. The employer mandate was recently brought into the national consciousness several months ago when Speaker of the House John Boehner announced that he would look into filing a lawsuit regarding the employer mandate. [more...]

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

10-7-14 Expert Guests for Your Show

1. Lowell Ponte: Ebola Drug Shortage Raises Terrifying Questions
2. Michelle Seiler-Tucker: Ebola Breaks out in Texas
3. Gerard Lameiro: America’s Greatest Political and Economic Lesson in the Last 125 Years
4. Joe Messina: Unemployment at All-Time Low - 5.9%?
5. John LeBoutillier: November's Crucial Elections

Ebola Drug Shortage Raises Terrifying Questions

Last August the news at first sounded almost miraculous. Two American health workers in Liberia, West Africa, had become infected with the viral disease Ebola, roughly half of whose victims die from internal bleeding. Both recovered, however, after taking a new experimental drug called ZMapp, a mixture of three different monoclonal antibodies that bind to the protein of the Ebola virus. Before the world could celebrate this potential cure for a terrifying, highly lethal contagious disease, however, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) put out an August 29 press release: "At this time, very few courses of this experimental treatment have been manufactured," wrote the CDC. "The manufacturer has indicated that the available doses have been distributed." A World Health Organization (WHO) statement noted that "existing supplies of all experimental [Ebola] medicines are either extremely limited or exhausted. [more...]

Ebola Breaks out in Texas

More than seven months later, thousands dead and growing, and an internationally declared global crisis later, the first Ebola case to happen within U.S. borders has occurred in Dallas, Texas. On his first trip to the USA, ever, Eric Duncan is also the first case of Ebola on U.S. soil. The kind man had been in Liberia and was probably exposed to Ebola when helping a pregnant woman with the disease after she was turned away from an overpopulated hospital. We've all heard over and over again how officials are on the lookout for containing the disease, but seriously... why has the public been so susceptible to believe statements about what officials say they are doing to prevent the spread of this deadly disease? Yes, Duncan was "tested" for Ebola before boarding his plane to the U.S., but these so-called tests are more like check-ups. Only if you’re vomiting, running fever, have abdominal pain, or are hemorrhaging would you be denied entry onto a plane. Such a test is really quite ridiculous, because the incubation period for this virus runs between 2 to 21 days. [more...]

America’s Greatest Political and Economic Lesson in the Last 125 Years

What is America's greatest political and economic lesson in the last 125 years?  Can you guess what it is?  What one lesson would you tell your children and grandchildren about America that stands out over the last century and a quarter? The Wall Street Journal recently took the time and effort to review 125 years of their editorials in the search for insight and knowledge.  They came away with a number of principle ideas and principle conclusions.  One lesson, in particular, stands out to me as an overarching theme for America.  Let's explore some of these profound conclusions and see how they shed light on today's challenges in America. Read more in my new book: Renewing America and Its Heritage of Freedom: What Freedom-Loving Americans Can Do to Help. [more...]

Unemployment at All-Time Low - 5.9%?

Government math takes on many forms. It could be the basis for Common Core math where 2-plus-2-plus-2 doesn't always equal 6. Just like 18% of employable people in the U.S. equals a 5.9% unemployment rate. The 5.9 % number is usually arrived at by simply looking at how many Americans file for unemployment every week - both new and continuing claims. You hear about the numbers of people dropping off the rolls but you never hear why. The assumption is that they found a job. Do you ever hear them report about the number of people who drop off the unemployment rolls because they ran out of time? Or the ones who got discouraged and gave up looking because they couldn't find employment. What about the ones who switch to disability because they are now having physical and mental issues as a result of their job search? [more...]

November's Crucial Elections

On this week's POLITICAL INSIDERS, we explored how anxiety over the decline of America might impact this November's crucial elections - and the unique Senate race in Kansas which features an Independent candidate who is polling higher than almost any candidate in the country. Watch our shows here: Sunday Part 1, Part 2, Part 3. [more...]