Monday, December 30, 2013

12-30-13 Excellent Guests for Your Show

1. James Hirsen: Early Oscar Predictions
2. Dr. Larry Kawa: Obamacare - More Like Obamacaid
3. Joe Messina: My New Year's Resolutions
4. Dave Bego: Obamacare Provides Unfair Advantage to Big Labor


Early Oscar Predictions

The 86th Academy Awards voting process has begun. Until the nominations are announced on Jan. 16, 2014, Hollywood will be holding its collective breath. Provided below is a short summary of what you might expect to hear on that date. The highly emotional and compelling "12 Years a Slave" is the favorite for Best Picture, with "Gravity" hovering nearby in the #2 slot. In addition, "American Hustle" is a lock for a nom. "Hustle" has a cast of Oscar and critic favorites and is inspired by a true story from the recent past, a concept that Academy members are quite fond of and one that is reminiscent of last year’s "Argo." "Nebraska," a unique take on aging, and "Captain Phillips," a real-life pirate action thriller, are likely to receive nominations as well. Other movies that could garner nominations include "Her," "Inside Llewyn Davis," "Fruitvale Station," "The Wolf of Wall Street," "Saving Mr. Banks," "Philomena," "Blue Jasmine," "August: Osage County," "Dallas Buyers Club," and "The Book Thief." [more...]


Obamacare - More Like Obamacaid

Walk into a physician’s office that you don’t know and tell them you have Medicaid. See how far you get. Odds are you won’t get very far with the front desk attendant let alone see a doctor or a nurse. The reason for that is because most doctors don’t take Medicaid. It just doesn’t make financial sense. You see when you have a government run healthcare plan like Medicaid where there is a defined budget, the government must start to reduce payments to physicians to make up for wasteful spending everywhere else. When governments reduce payments, doctors opt out of Medicaid. According to Merrill Matthews, director of the Council for Affordable Health Insurance Obamacare will eventually be like Medicaid. [more...] Watch Dr. Kawa on FBN


My New Year's Resolutions

I resolve to hold my feet to the fire to push, poke, and prod myself and others around me to get this country back to "Liberty and Justice for All." All people, any color, any size and ethnicity should be able to pursue their dreams. I resolve to hold my elected officials' feet to the fire to do what they said they were going to do when they ran for election. I resolve to make sure every legal vote counts by shining a light on those who think that any person on American soil with a heartbeat has the right to vote. They don’t! Our founding fathers didn’t give up their property, family and lives for us to spit on the Constitution. Join me in a New Year’s resolution to ensure that: We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity. God Bless and Happy New Year! [more...]


Obamacare Provides Unfair Advantage to Big Labor


Virtually unnoticed and ignored by the media is the fact that big labor benefited tremendously from the deal struck last week to avoid the "catastrophic" fiscal cliff. The President abandoned his own concept of fairness, which of course is nothing more than a hypocritical one way street, in order to reward his big labor buddies and to ease the pressure they have asserted. The President clearly understood the displeasure of big labor with respect to Obamacare, and realized that he desperately needed to throw them a bone, and a big one at that! [more...]

Monday, December 23, 2013

12-24-13 Expert Guests for Your Show

1. Dave Bego: Obamacare Provides Unfair Advantage to Big Labor
2. Wayne Allyn Root: "Duck You!" to A&E
3. Joe Messina: What Do You Believe In?
4. Christina Tobin: What is the Proper Role of Government?
5. John LeBoutillier: Are the American People Turning Against Big Government?


Obamacare Provides Unfair Advantage to Big Labor

Virtually unnoticed and ignored by the media is the fact that big labor benefited tremendously from the deal struck last week to avoid the "catastrophic" fiscal cliff. The President abandoned his own concept of fairness, which of course is nothing more than a hypocritical one way street, in order to reward his big labor buddies and to ease the pressure they have asserted. The President clearly understood the displeasure of big labor with respect to Obamacare, and realized that he desperately needed to throw them a bone, and a big one at that! [more...]


"Duck You!" to A&E

Have you heard the joke about the family of duck hunters that took down an entire billion-dollar TV network? It’s no joke. A&E just stepped in duck poop. They made the biggest mistake in the history of Hollywood – they showed us how leftists in Hollywood (and D.C.) really think. And America said, "Duck You!" Something amazing is happening in America. An awakening. More people showed support for the star of "Duck Dynasty" in 24 hours than signed up for Obamacare in its first few months. Which means at this point in time, Americans are starting to come to the conclusion we'd be better off with a duck hunter in the White House than Obama. Heck, we couldn’t possibly do any worse. [more...]


What Do You Believe In?

Duck Dynasty patriarch, Phil Robertson was recently attacked for basically quoting (albeit loosely) scripture and talking about his basic beliefs in an interview with GQ magazine. He talked openly about his experiences working alongside black workers back in his day and you would have thought he was caught skinning cats alive in the public square! I spoke to a few people who know Phil. They have all said he hasn’t changed from when he was flat broke, to when he was making money with the duck call business, to what he is now making on A&E. He hasn’t changed. The money and other resources he has given to those in need, the poor, the sick, and the homeless has increased as God increased him. [more...]


What is the Proper Role of Government?

What is the proper role of government? To protect individual rights... or to constrain the individual for the greater good? Such questions have tended to divide the people. But we need not be divided on this issue because community, society can only emerge from a group of free individuals, who, being free in their actions, can also be held accountable for their actions. A government that controls us with a top-down approach discourages individual responsibility and creative action. Good government must emerge from the bottom up and be responsive to the people. A large federal government concentrates power in the hands of a few individuals and we cannot leave it up to a few individuals to decide what the greater good is. [more...]


Are the American People Turning Against Big Government? Will Obamacare Hand Senate Control to the GOP or Will the Republicans Again Blow a Golden Opportunity?


As 2013 ends, have the American people begun to turn against big government? Are they more pessimistic about our future and achieving the American Dream? Is Obamacare going to hand Senate control to the GOP in 2014 or will the Republicans yet against swipe defeat from the jaws of victory? This and much more will be discussed by the POLITICAL INSIDERS live on Fox News Channel this Sunday evening – at our new time: 7:25 PM ET. [more...]

Honor Killings in the West and the God of Poetic Justice


On December 18th, the FBI offered a new reward of twenty thousand dollars for information leading to the capture of alleged honor/horror killing Egyptian-born father, Yaser Said. Two filmmakers, Xoel Pamus and Nenna Nejad, who are working on a documentary about the 2008 honor killing of Sarah and Amina Said in a suburb of Dallas, Texas, uncovered compelling evidence which they turned over to the authorities.

The West has been forced to take honor killings seriously. Earlier this month, the seventh honor killer involved in British-Kurdish Banaz Mahmud's 2006 murder was finally caught and jailed in Great Britain. (Honor killings are not like domestic violence in that an entire family of origin conspires to kill a young daughter for real or imagined disobedience.) Also in December, Sarbit Kaur Athwal, who testified against her British-Sikh honor killing family, won a prize for her bravery - "The Ultimate Woman Warrior award."

This month was also a milestone of sorts for me in this same area. One does not often get to experience redemptive justice on as grand a scale as I just have but this December that is precisely what happened. [more...]

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Florida Orthodontist Continues Fight to Stop Delay of Obamacare Employer Mandate


Under the Affordable Care Act, Dr. Larry Kawa is a victim of his own success. Crossing the 50 employee mark puts Kawa Orthodontics on the receiving end of the federal health law’s more burdensome business regulations.

“We have a terrific staff with high moral,” Kawa told Watchdog.org. “But we employ over 50 full-time employees which means the (Obamacare) employer mandate does affect our business significantly.”
Under the law, businesses surpassing the 50 employee threshold are required to provide certain levels of insurance coverage as determined by the government. If an employer falls short, a penalty of $2,000 per employee is levied against the business.

But that’s not why Kawa decided to sue the federal government. [more...]

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

12-17-13 Great Guests for Your Show

1. Wayne Allyn Root: Is President Obama 'too big to jail?'
2. Dr. Larry Kawa: Your Obamacare Insurance Policy: Now You See It, Now You Don’t
3. Joe Messina: Santa is White
4. John LeBoutilllier: What Does Speaker Boehner's Attack on Conservatives Mean for the Future of the GOP?
5. Kerry Lutz: Ten Reasons Why It's Better to Be a Floridian Than a New Yorker
6. Christina Tobin: Google: "Do No Evil"


Is President Obama 'too big to jail?'

How lawless is the Obama administration? Many of the dirty deeds and scandals of Obama & Co. are public knowledge. Let's start with the most astonishing. Many citizens are aware that because of Obamacare, millions of Americans are losing their health care coverage. Is this incompetence, or criminal fraud?  One thing is certain: it would be fraud if a private sector CEO knew that millions of customers would lose their insurance, yet repeated the same lie over and over - "If you like your health insurance, you can keep it. Period." Why would we not hold a politician to the same standard? [more...]


Your Obamacare Insurance Policy: Now You See It, Now You Don’t

In what can only be described as another bizzare glitch, apparently the Obamacare Web site has been issuing phantom policies to thousands of honest hardworking Americans. Essentially the Web site was taking down all of your information, including your Social Security number and banking information, and then tells you that you have a health insurance policy. However, because of another Obamacare Web site glitch with what are known as "834 Transaction Forms," the troubled federal Web site never really recorded that you had purchased a health insurance policy. If the federal government doesn't have a record of your health insurance policy, guess what?  You don't have a health insurance policy. Even though you did everything right and purchased your Obamacare policy, they took away your policy when you thought you had it. Now you see it; now you don't. [more...] Watch Dr. Kawa on FBN


Santa is White

A young lady recently wrote a piece describing how Santa, being white, made her feel bad and alienated her from the other kids because she was black. Well, we can’t change the truth and no matter what, we will never make everyone feel good. A young child feels bad because she is black and Santa is white? Who taught her that white people can’t or don’t love blacks, Asians, brown skin, or whatever term you want to use? What a great way to keep racism alive in America. To coin a phrase from another well-known Joe, “what a bunch of malarkey!” [more...]


What Does Speaker Boehner's Attack on Conservatives Mean for the Future of the GOP?

Is Speaker Boehner’s attack on conservative groups a turning point for the GOP – or another sign of a political party coming apart at the seams? Where have all the scandals gone – why hasn’t the GOP-controlled House gone after the IRS, NSA, Fast and Furious, Reporters’ Subpoena-Gate, and Benghazi more aggressively? What does the Raul Castro handshake mean – both politically and in terms of the Obama foreign policy? This – and much more – will be discussed by the POLITICAL INSIDERS on Fox News Channel this Sunday evening – at our new time: 7:25 PM ET. [more...]


Ten Reasons Why It's Better to Be a Floridian Than a New Yorker

1) No More Confiscatory Income Tax; 2) No More Ridiculous Anti-Gun Laws; 3) The Weather; 4) No Drunken Santas Puking in the Street; 5) Less Real Estate Taxes; 6) Less Sales Taxes; 7) No Death Taxes; 8) Better Highways; 9) Everything is Cleaner; 10) Free Parking at the Beach [more...]


Google: "Do No Evil"


The federal government is fighting Google in court related to the Foreign Information Surveillance Act Orders Google receives.  Google has filed for a Declaratory Judgment which would, in effect, explain what Google's first amendment rights are regarding national security-related requests for user data gathered by the mega corporation, including whether it is allowed to publish information regarding such requests. It's extraordinary to have giant corporations fighting for basic first amendment rights, especially in a society that is becoming more jaded about the rights of corporations to do as they please.  Privacy rights are of the utmost importance and we applaud these companies and organizations for standing up to the government on behalf of their users. [more...]

Monday, December 16, 2013

Another Celebrity Sales Pitch for Obamacare


Last spring the White House managed to persuade a host of celebrities to go out and inject some stardust into an otherwise anemic Obamacare Web site.  Now Obamacare officials have responded with more celebrity carnival barking. This time the program is being referred to as the "Tell a friend, get covered" campaign.  The new effort includes daily messages from current pop figures and is designed to encourage friends to speak to fellow buds about the benefits of health insurance.

The administration has brought in People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive, singer Adam Levine, to kick off the new public relations initiative via the social media. "We don’t think that, by seeing a tweet, suddenly millions of people will go get coverage," Anne Filipic, president of Enroll America, told Bloomberg News. "Adam Levine’s tweet helps us begin, and then we can have a substantive conversation about what's available."

Adding to all of this are the findings of a recent poll by Harvard's Institute of Politics, which indicate that millennials have soured on the idea of the Affordable Care Act being beneficial for them. According to the poll, less than one-third of uninsured 18 to 29-year-olds are likely to enroll in Obamacare.

Apparently, the same people who delivered a lousy Web site tampered with the doctor-patient relationship, and caused cancellation letters to be sent out to millions are now placing their hopes in a modified hashtag, rap video, and the "Sexiest Man Alive." [more...]

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

12-11-13 Excellent Guests for Your Show

1. Wayne Allyn Root: Jobs Report is Fraud, Greatest Ponzi Scheme in History Continues
2. Dr. Elaina George: Disenfranchised and Duped by Obamacare
3. Carl Schramm: Obamacare: A Century-Long Campaign
4. Lowell Ponte: Government Claus


Jobs Report is Fraud, Greatest Ponzi Scheme in History Continues

I am a small businessman at "ground zero." I don’t need Obama, the Fed, economists, or the media to tell me how the economy is doing. I live it. And I’m telling you, we’re all being lied to. The economy is not getting better, it’s getting worse. Back in late 2007 and early 2008, I publicly predicted (numerous times) that we were entering the deepest recession since the 1929 Great Depression. At the exact moment I wrote about this, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke was testifying in front of Congress that the economy was fine, we were not in recession, and there was little threat of a serious economic decline. It turned out he was dead wrong about everything. A small businessman always knows. [more...]


Disenfranchised and Duped by Obamacare

It is no longer about the content of one's character. It is now about winning at all costs. How else can the blind and dogged devotion of Progressives to Obamacare be explained? The architects have admitted that the law is inherently unfair. It creates a two-tiered system that benefits the wealthy and privileged friends and relegates the poor, the middle-class and the disenfranchised to an inferior healthcare system devoid of quality doctors in which the 'unlucky' ones who can't afford it will be locked out of medical centers of excellence like Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and MD Anderson, stuck paying higher costs for medication, and paying more as if it is a privilege. [more... ]


Obamacare: A Century-Long Campaign

Government control of health care has long been the central goal of the progressive project. The idea can be traced back to the efforts of the American Association of Labor Legislation. Around 1915, the AALL established the progressive narrative that Europe had enlightened social welfare policy, whereas the U.S. was benighted, uncompassionate and politically unsophisticated because we did not emulate Europe's emerging government-funded health insurance schemes. On Nov. 14, during what was called his "mea culpa" press conference, President Obama referenced the roots of the progressive struggle when he said: "It took a hundred years for us to even get to the point where we could start talking about and implementing a law to make sure everybody got health insurance." The century-long campaign to which he referred, however, was about more than universal health insurance. [more...]


Government Claus

One of the Saint Nicholas impersonators of our time are progressives, many of whom disdain God but, paradoxically, all believe fervently in Santa Claus, in the form of government with never-ending free goodies it can give away without any negative economic or social consequences. The reality is that everything government gives away, it must first take from somebody else - past, present or future. America now has only 101 million full-time workers, the lowest percentage working since President Jimmy Carter, yet we have 108 million people receiving means-tested welfare benefits from our fast-growing Santa Claus welfare state. Check out Lowell's new book, "The Great Withdrawal." [more...]

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

12-10-13 Great Guests for Your Show

1. Kerry Lutz: Detroit Bankruptcy Approved
2. Joe Messina: A Godless Church
3. John LeBoutillier: The Political Ramifications of Obamacare, the Iran Nuclear Deal and the President's Deteriorating Poll Numbers
4. Dave Bego: UAW Becoming Desperate?
5. Kyle Olson: Report: Texas School 'Winter' Party Bans Red, Green and Christmas Trees


Detroit Bankruptcy Approved

As predicted for many months, Detroit’s bankruptcy filing has been validated in a ruling by bankruptcy court Judge Steven Rhodes. He rejected numerous objections posed by unions, pension funds and retirees. They’re the big losers under any reorganization plan that scales back Detroit’s long-term liabilities. The decision, which will be appealed, will eventually allow the city to proceed with what is currently the largest public bankruptcy in U.S. history. Rhodes said, “This once proud and prosperous city can’t pay its debts. It’s insolvent. It’s eligible for bankruptcy. At the same time, it also has an opportunity for a fresh start.” He said the bankruptcy should have been done years earlier. [more...]


A Godless Church

Reports indicate that Westboro Baptist Church plans to picket "Fast & Furious" star, Paul Walker’s upcoming funeral. Mr. Walker was recently killed in a car crash near my home.  This church claims to be a Christian organization acting on God’s behalf. Instead, it is full of hate, un-forgiveness and spitefulness. Westboro Baptist members hate everyone that they decide isn't living right. If Paul Walker was the person people say he was, then he was doing what God asked him to do. And if you don’t believe in God, then he was doing the right thing for his fellow man. If more people would show the love of God the way Mr. Walker did maybe God would not get such a bad rap. Don’t let phonies like Westboro Baptist Church distract you from doing good things to help other people. [more...]


The Political Ramifications of Obamacare, the Iran Nuclear Deal and the President's Deteriorating Poll Numbers

On this week's POLITICAL INSIDERS, we examined the long-term effects of the seemingly daily ongoing failures of Obamacare as well as the Iranian Nuclear Deal, the Chinese no-fly zone and the overall deterioration of the Political Establishment's standing. Watch the shows: Sunday, Pt. I, Sunday, Pt. II, Monday on Foxnews.com


UAW Becoming Desperate?

Recent actions by the UAW demonstrate the desperation of the labor bosses to reverse declining membership. From a peak of 1.52 million in 1979, the UAW today represents fewer than 400,000. Obviously, the UAW realizes they are in serious trouble, but instead of changing tactics and providing a service that benefits employers and members alike, as their counterparts in Germany do, they continue to utilize the same bullying tactics that have gotten them into trouble. What's the definition of "insanity?" Doing the same things over and over again and expecting different results! It appears insanity and desperation have become entrenched in big labor. [more...]


Report: Texas School 'Winter' Party Bans Red, Green and Christmas Trees


At Nichols Elementary, the colors red, green and Christmas trees are banned from the school's "winter party," as are any references to Christmas or any other religious holiday, according to Fox 4. Santa would be wise to avoid this secular progressive burg this year. State Rep. Pat Fallon isn't happy about the development because, he says, a state law was passed actually allowing students and employees to say "Merry Christmas," "Happy Hanukkah" and "Happy Holidays." "We’re celebrating Christmas, so why can’t it be a Christmas party or maybe a holiday party?" Fallon told the news station. "But they've skipped over ‘holiday’ and go to ‘winter.’ That’s political correctness gone too far." [more...]

Monday, December 9, 2013

Stanford Professor: We Can Now Eavesdrop on the Brain


Recent concerns over privacy have primarily centered on surveillance, data mining and digital profiles that are being conducted by the U.S. government and segments of the private sector. However, a new kind of technology is steadily emerging and it is one that may seriously jeopardize a privacy component considered to be self-evident - the right to our own personal thoughts.

Science fiction films and television shows are replete with references to authoritarian dictatorships that have employed technology to ascertain the thinking processes and personal reflections of individuals within the populace. Perhaps the definitive work that deals with the provocative subject, George Orwell’s dystopian novel “Nineteen Eighty-Four,” describes the presence of countless telescreens, which are devices that allow the government to determine whether individuals hold unspoken views that question the ruling party or stand in opposition to authorities. [more...]

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

12-4-13 Expert Guests for Your Show

1. Phyllis Chesler: Why are America and the West Funding Sharia Law?
2. Christina Tobin: Voter Fraud? What about Election Fraud?
3. Joe Messina: Evangelical Atheists?
4. John LeBoutillier: The Latest on Obamacare, the Iran Nuclear Deal & the Aggressive New Move by China
5. Dave Bego: Same Old SEIU, Same Tired Attacks



Why are America and the West Funding Sharia Law?

President Hamid Karzai’s government is considering bringing back stoning for adultery - and imposing 100 lashes (which is a death sentence) for unmarried people who have had sexual relations.  Thus, Afghan men can marry female children, keep male children as sex-toys, maintain four wives, and visit prostitutes from dawn to dawn.  But it is a capital crime if an Afghan man dishonors another Afghan man by having relations with his female "property;" and, if he has raped the poor wife, she is also to be stoned.  Why are America and the West funding such a country which is so clearly headed back towards the darkest days of the Taliban in the 1980s and to the even darker days of the bitter battles between warlords which massacred so many innocent civilians in the 1990s? Do Americans really believe that we can wean the Sunni Afghans from gender and religious apartheid? [more... ]


Voter Fraud? What about Election Fraud?

Voter fraud has been in the news a lot lately.  A number of party leaders and politicians are concerned that without stronger voter ID laws in place, one person can go to several different polling places pretending to be different people, voting several times.  A non-citizen could pretend to be a citizen and cast a vote.  Some fear voter fraud could even be an organized effort of a political group, with a busload of people going from polling place to polling place casting a number of fraudulent votes.  Thirty states have voter ID laws in place, but a number of states have implemented or are considering implementing tougher laws requiring voters to show picture IDs of a limited kind.  For example, a driver's license, gun permits, and other government issued IDs, but often not student IDs. [more...]


Evangelical Atheists?

The season of festivities at this time of year would not exist if it weren't for some religious belief system. Most religions “evangelize” because they want others to know about what they believe and why.  Evangelize means “to try to convert (a group or area) to a different religion (especially Christianity) – often used figuratively.”  This year, atheists have launched a concerted campaign, setting up booths at craft fairs and in parks sharing their non-holiday message.  The Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) (who I lovingly refer to as the Freedom from Religion Freaks), in their fight against religion, is selling a variety of greeting cards for “winter solstice.” [more...]


The Latest on Obamacare, the Iran Nuclear Deal & the Aggressive New Move by China

On this week's POLITICAL INSIDERS, we looked at the short and long-term political ramifications of Obamacare, the Iran nuclear deal, China exerting controversial new over flight rights and the nature of the American character.  To see the shows, go to these links: Sunday, Monday.


Same Old SEIU, Same Tired Attacks


Never a group to let an opportunity go to waste, the SEIU planned to disrupt travelers at major airports all over the country and to attack retailers such as Wal-Mart during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Their plotting is all in the name of "social justice," which is no more than a code name for forced unionism. The SEIU would have you believe that it has the best interest of employees at heart, and that employers like Wal-Mart "abuse" their employees through the payment of poverty wages, while lining their own pockets with the company profits.  In fact, this past week, the SEIU sent out the following e-mail to its members stating that Wal-Mart pays such low wages its employees cannot afford a Thanksgiving dinner.  Therefore, Wal-Mart hosted a food drive so they could eat on Thanksgiving. [more...]

Monday, December 2, 2013

Will the Time Magazine Person of the Year Be Miley Cyrus?


What do Vladimir Putin, Edward Snowden, Ted Cruz, Benjamin Netanyahu, John Boehner, Chris Christie, Kathleen Sebelius, and Pope Francis have in common? All of these notables are trailing behind Miley Cyrus in a poll for Time Magazine’s 2013 "Person of the Year."

A bizarre choice for Time's "Person of the Year," Cyrus is a former Disney Channel star who seems to have done her best over the last several months to annihilate the wholesome image of her "Hannah Montana" character. She has catapulted her way into the news headlines with a form of lewd dancing called twerking. She gained infamy for her crass appearance on the MTV Video Music Awards in which her vulgar choreography and giant finger prop offended many who were watching as well as those who saw the replay. [more...]

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Same Old SEIU, Same Tired Attacks


Never a group to let an opportunity go to waste, the SEIU plans to disrupt travelers at major airports all over the country, and to attack retailers such as Wal-Mart during the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Their plotting is all in the name of "social justice," which is no more than a code name for forced unionism. The SEIU would have you believe that it has the best interest of employees at heart, and that employers like Wal-Mart "abuse" their employees through the payment of poverty wages, while lining their own pockets with the company profits. In fact, this past week, the SEIU sent out the following e-mail to its members stating that Wal-Mart pays such low wages its employees cannot afford a Thanksgiving dinner. Therefore, Wal-Mart is hosting a food drive so they can eat on Thanksgiving. [more...]

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

11-26-13 Expert Guests for Your Show

1. Dr. Larry Kawa: Obamacare: Only One Website, Not Enough Choices
2. Lowell Ponte & Craig Smith: Obama Economy May Turn "Black Friday" Red, Say Experts
3. Joe Messina: The Hypocrisy of the Democrat Ideology's Reality
4. John LeBoutillier: What Are the Politics Behind the Iran Nuclear Deal? Why Change the Filibuster Rules After 225 Years?


Obamacare: Only One Website, Not Enough Choices

I find it interesting that the goal of Obamacare was to insure Americans who had no insurance. What they've ended up doing is telling millions of Americans that their insurance isn't good enough and that's why they're canceling their insurance. The way that the government is "fixing" the problem of people having substandard insurance is to give them no insurance at all. I mean, seriously, you can't even make this stuff up. Then the people who've had their insurance stripped from them because of President Obama's healthcare scheme are forced to go to a Web site that doesn't work (healthcare.gov) to buy health insurance they can't afford with money they don't have. [more...]


Obama Economy May Turn "Black Friday" Red, Say Experts

The day after Thanksgiving is called "Black Friday," because this is supposed to be the day that most merchants go from losing money – shown on their ledger books in red ink – to making a profit, which they record in black ink. "Many businesses may stay in the red all of 2013 and deep into 2014 because consumer confidence is at its lowest level since 2009,” says Craig R. Smith. “The reason is that Uncle Sam is playing Santa Claus. Our politicians are spending more than $1 Trillion every year more than government takes in as taxes,” says Smith.

“More than 5 million Americans have already lost their health insurance because of Obamacare - another of Uncle Sam's 'gifts' - and the Kaiser Family Foundation warns that as many as 93 million or more of us could see our own health insurance policies cancelled by the end of 2014,” says Ponte. Check out their new book, "The Great Withdrawal." [more...]


The Hypocrisy of the Democrat Ideology's Reality

Bill De Blasio, who was elected recently as New York's new mayor with 73 percent of the vote has stated his first order of business is to shut down all the non-Planned Parenthood crisis pregnancy centers. Why? Because they don't perform abortions. You see, a crisis pregnancy center gives its patients all the information needed to make a decision before ending the life of a baby in the womb. Crisis pregnancy centers don't make millions of dollars like Planned Parenthood does so they can't buy as many politicians. The hypocrisy comes in when Democrats use terms like "equality," which means "the state of being equal, esp. in status, rights, and opportunities." This new Democratic Mayor wants to give free space to Planned Parenthood on city-owned property and he wants to shut down crisis pregnancy centers. Does this sound like "equal opportunity?" [more...]


What Are the Politics Behind the Iran Nuclear Deal? Why Change the Filibuster Rules After 225 Years?

On this week's POLITICAL INSIDERS, we examine the politics of the Iran Nuclear Deal, the change in the filibuster rule in the Senate, and the overall lawlessness of the American political class. To see the shows, go to these links: Part I, Part II, Monday on the Dot Com.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Comedy Central Hosts Downplay the Harry Reid Nuclear Option


Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart recently scurried to the defense of the wily Harry Reid. With late-night humor as a cover, the Comedy Central hosts parroted the themes of the left-leaning news media regarding the senate majority leader's unprecedented move to exercise the so-called nuclear option, which in one fateful stroke changed the more than 200-year-old procedure for filibustering presidential nominees.

With tongue solidly in cheek, Colbert, portraying his faux conservative character, referred to the day of the Reid bombshell as "the last day of America" and announced that he was leaving the U.S. to go to a little known foreign territory called "South Carolina." Colbert’s late night persona then expressed mock worry as he somberly proclaimed the following: "We have just witnessed the death of an American institution." [more...]

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

11-19-13 Expert Guests for Your Show

1. Dr. Elaina George: A Practicing Physician's Prescription for a Healthcare Fix
2. Dave Bego: Supreme Court Reviews Neutrality Agreements
3. Joseph Klein: The French-Israeli-Saudi Front against Iran?
4. Joe Messina: The Attack on Americanism
5. Rabbi D.B. Ganz: Ronald Reagan Would Have Junked Rather Than Adjusted Obamacare
6. Christina Tobin: How to Take Back Congress
7. John LeBoutillier: Has President Obama Lost His Moral Authority Because of His Repeated Misstatements About Obamacare?


A Practicing Physician's Prescription for a Healthcare Fix

For all of the desperate attempts at distraction, demonization and outright lies about Obamacare the truth remains – having health insurance does not equal getting quality healthcare. It is true that there are problems with the health insurance industry. If anyone had bothered to ask independent private physicians why they no longer take Medicare/Medicaid, or why many are opting out of insurance and moving towards a cash-only practice in increasing numbers, they would tell you they stopped because the game is rigged. It has become harder for doctors and, by extension, patients to access quality affordable healthcare. Obamacare expands and empowers the most expensive aspects of our healthcare system thereby dooming Americans to pay more money in the form of taxes and rationed care. [more... ]


Supreme Court Reviews Neutrality Agreements

Last Wednesday the U.S. Supreme Court heard the initial arguments in the case Unite Here Local 355 vs. Mulhall. The case of Mulhall, a 40-year employee of Mardi Gras in Hollywood, Florida, challenged the use of a Neutrality Agreement by Unite Here to force unionize Mardi Gras employees. A Neutrality Agreement eliminates the preferred standard of use of "secret ballot elections" to determine if employees want union representation, and in its place, institutes the insidious process known as Card Check. The focus of Mulhall is whether a signed Neutrality Agreement was lawfully obtained from Mardi Gras without bribery or extortion by Unite Here, which is prohibited by Section 302 of the Labor Management Relations Act. Unite Here contends the signatures were lawfully obtained, because no money changed hands; however, Mardi Gras and Mulhall believe there were direct benefits or "consideration" received in exchange for the signed agreement. [more...]


The French-Israeli-Saudi Front against Iran?

Israel and Saudi Arabia are proving the old adage correct that "the enemy of my enemy is my friend."  The Iranian regime is their common enemy. Israel sees a nuclear armed Iran as an existential threat. Sunni Saudi Arabia worries that Shiite Iran with nuclear arms will be emboldened to threaten other Sunni Gulf governments and ultimately try to force its will on Saudi Arabia itself. Thus, the Jewish state of Israel and the Islamic state of Saudi Arabia, certainly not friends in normal times, find themselves planning to join forces if necessary to stop Iran from crossing the nuclear arms finish line. [more...]


The Attack on Americanism

It seems lately there is no end to the stories highlighting what appears to be an all-out attack on Americanism. A school district in Sioux Falls, SD has decided that the Pledge of Allegiance is more of a bother than it's worth. The school board voted 5-0 to stop the Pledge of Allegiance from being recited in high school because they can't find the 15 seconds to do it. One of the board members told the news source that in high school there is very little time in the mornings or afternoon to pull it off. Can you say LIAR?! [more...]


Ronald Reagan Would Have Junked Rather Than Adjusted Obamacare

Now that former President Clinton has publicly criticized Obamacare, other Democrats have begun to follow suit. Who knows? Obamacare's failures may even get criticized in the mainstream press. I believe that were Mr. Reagan alive, he would have forcefully denounced every last iota of Obamacare. He would have also explained why the traditional American belief in personal freedom and responsibility is in fact altogether more civilized and compassionate than Obamacare's bungling, deceitful, and coercive wealth distribution. [more...]


How to Take Back Congress

If 60% of Americans get their wish and fire the entire Congress in the next elections, the dysfunction in Washington could get even worse, if the new Representatives are no more qualified or honest than the last bunch. Looking at 2014 more optimistically, I predict there will be a record number of Independent challengers in the next elections, offering non-partisan solutions, not negative campaigns. [more...]


Has President Obama Lost His Moral Authority Because of His Repeated Misstatements About Obamacare?

On this week's POLITICAL INSIDERS, we examine the political effects of President Obama's misstatements about "keeping your insurance." Has this caused him to lose his moral authority? Has it begun to splinter some Democrats away from the Obama Administration? Does it increase the GOP's chance of re-gaining Senate control in 2014? To see the shows, go to these links: Part I, Part II, Monday on the Dot Com.

Monday, November 18, 2013

11-18-13 Great Guests for Your Show

1. James Hirsen: PG-13 Films More Violent than R-Rated Films
2. Lowell Ponte: Janet Yellen Agrees to More QE Stimulus
3. Kyle Olson: Data Reveals the Obscene, Lavish Compensation for NY’s Long Island Administrators
4. Kerry Lutz: Digital Currency
5. Christina Tobin: The Rise of Independents


PG-13 Films More Violent than R-Rated Films

Brad Bushman of Ohio State University and Daniel Romer of the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg Public Policy Center studied 945 top-grossing films from the 1950 to 2012 time period. The subject movies were found to contain 17,695 violent scenes. According to the study, over the last three decades movie scenes that feature gun violence had tripled in PG-13 movies. The researchers additionally found that by 2009 the level of gun violence in PG-13 movies was statistically the same as films that were rated R, and by 2012 PG-13 films surpassed R-rated fare in scenes containing gun violence. "The MPAA website clearly says that R-rated films contain more violence. But PG-13 films now contain significantly more violence than R-rated films." Bushman told the Los Angeles Times. [more...]


Janet Yellen Agrees to More QE Stimulus

Last Thursday, when President Barack Obama began his press conference, the news media dutifully cut away from the confirmation hearings of Janet Yellen, nominated to succeed Ben Bernanke as chair of the Federal Reserve. They preferred to cover a lame duck president to a woman who in a few days will become the most powerful person in the world as our planet's queen of money. The Federal Reserve is America's central bank and controller of the whole world's reserve currency, the U.S. dollar. When a Fed chair speaks, stock markets around the world can plummet and economies can crumble. Check out Lowell's new book, "The Great Withdrawal." [more...]


Data Reveals the Obscene, Lavish Compensation for NY’s Long Island Administrators

Should an administrator from a school district most people have never heard of make more than the President of the United States? That may be what people in the Syosset Central School District are wondering. Superintendent Carole Hankin, who retired October 31st, raked in $511,333 in compensation annually, according to SeeThroughNY.net, a transparency Web site maintained by the Empire Center. But a review of her contract reveals the fringe benefits are equally eyebrow-raising. The contract stipulated Hankin’s base pay for the 2012-13 school year to be $405,244.23 and it could never decrease. President Barack Obama, by the way, makes a base salary of $400,000 per year. [more...]


Digital Currency

I confess to being a Bitcoin (digital currency) skeptic. I had an opportunity to get in on the ground floor when the digital alternative currency was trading at just $7 per Bitcoin, but didn't bite. Today, the exchange rate hit $400. Trading Bitcoin is not for the faint of heart. Daily fluctuations of 25% or more are not uncommon. For those not in the know, the currency is open source, the number of units issued is fixed and those who hold it are anonymous. Many misconceptions about it continue, which is hampering its adoption. Governments are extremely hostile to its acceptance as money.  No surprise there. It's not like you expect the Federal Reserve to welcome alternative currencies with open arms. [more...]


The Rise of Independents

A recent poll shows that 60% of Americans are not satisfied with the two-party system and want more choices. Third parties have been gaining ground, with an increasing number of Libertarian, Green and other independent candidates appearing on more ballots across the country. Many attribute this trend to the failures of the Republican and Democratic parties to respond to the needs of their constituents; but upon consideration, one finds that trend appears to be much deeper than just politics. The rise of independents is a worldwide phenomenon that is happening in every aspect of society. [more...]


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Data reveals the obscene, lavish compensation for NY’s Long Island administrators


Should an administrator from a school district most people have never heard of make more than the President of the United States? That may be what people in the Syosset Central School District are wondering. Superintendent Carole Hankin, who retired October 31st, raked in $511,333 in compensation annually, according to SeeThroughNY.net, a transparency Web site maintained by the Empire Center. But a review of her contract reveals the fringe benefits are equally eyebrow-raising. The contract stipulated Hankin’s base pay for the 2012-13 school year to be $405,244.23 and it could never decrease. President Barack Obama, by the way, makes a base salary of $400,000 per year. [more...]


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