Thursday, August 29, 2013

Is Obama Trying to Purposely Start World War III?

Two things are happening right now under President Barack Obama that are unprecedented. First, Obama is about to go to war in Syria and risk your sons' and daughters' lives on behalf of our enemy, al-Qaida. Second, he is about to risk starting World War III. Are you on board?

And then there's Obama's "red line." Obama's defenders say, "Syria passed the red line. We have no choice." Really?  So we now call extremist Muslims killing other extremist Muslims a "red line" that demands U.S. intervention. But extremist Muslims in Egypt burning more than 70 churches to the ground and killing Christians is not a "red line?" In one place (Syria), we want to go to war. In the other (Egypt), we continue to send billions of dollars in foreign aid as a reward for killing Christians. Do you support Obama's definition of a "red line?" I know I don't. [more...]

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

8-28-13 Great Guests for Your Show

1. Christina Tobin: The Coming Shift in American Awareness
2. Bill Glynn: Bankrupt: Politically, Morally, Socially and Economically
3. John LeBoutillier: This Fall's Approaching Political Crises
4. Rabbi D.B. Ganz: The Role of Government

The Coming Shift in American Awareness

Social media has blown up recently about Miley Cyrus's performance at the VMAs. Mainstream media hopped on the bandwagon, diverting the nation's eyes from more constructive dialogue. Regardless of your opinion on the subject, America cannot seem to get over the fact that another child-age pop star has reached puberty and is acting accordingly. Americans seem to have forgotten that Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan and Amanda Bynes experienced this same transition as did every other child star on down the line. For a music scene already laced in provocative images and for such a basic, otherwise understood life transition, our collective society cannot seem to extract itself from the so-called scandal. [more...]

Bankrupt: Politically, Morally, Socially and Economically

The U.S. is facing a debt crisis again and cannot even pay the interest on the debt it already has unless the "drunken sailors" can borrow more. Some of the world’s largest economies - California, New York, Illinois and Michigan - all big blue states, by the way, are already bankrupt and beyond saving. Oh, but the Feds will step in.  They have to!  These states make Greece look like a slinky toy and Detroits all over the U.S. are coming down fast. When we turn on the TV and see Miley Cyrus jumping around in latex underwear, sticking her tongue out in a sexual way, we know the bones of the country are decaying. We are buried under a ton of dirty politics, liberal progressive social welfare programs, bad economic decisions, taxes, a burlap social fabric, gun violence... and, of course, a looming fiscal meltdown. [more...]

This Fall's Approaching Political Crises

This week the POLITICAL INSIDERS examined several coming crises: the Budget Deadline/possible shutdown, the Debt Ceiling increase and the deterioration in the Middle East - plus the ever-expanding scandals in the NSA, IRS and Benghazi. To see the shows, go to Monday, Sunday, Pt. I, Sunday, Pt. 2.

The Role of Government

What is the proper scope of government - how much of society should it control? Ancient Jewish wisdom dictates that government should control civil but not moral and ethical matters.  Examples of civil issues are road building and protecting people from violent and white collar crime. Such activities as sponsoring a museum, a university liberal arts program, or a stop smoking and eat healthy campaign have to do with morality – the conviction that they enrich and better peoples' lives. Government should be involved in the first category, but not the second. I would like to offer a modern explanation for this reasoning of the ancients. [more...]

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

8-27-13 Excellent Guests for Your Show

1. Elizabeth Imus-Zero: The Federal Reserve Scam
2. Joe Messina: The 'War on Religion' Aimed at Christians
3. Chad Hovind: Where Does Our Right to Privacy Come From?
4. Rabbi D.B. Ganz: The Role of Government
5. Kyle Olson: Newark District Gave $933K to Group Aligned with Farrakhan

The Federal Reserve Scam

What many people don’t realize is that the Federal Reserve is not actually printing money anymore.  They just type numbers into bank accounts after they decide how much money they’d like to create that day.  The Federal Reserve is not a branch of our U.S. government.  It is, however, a total scam run by con artists whose main objective is the best interest of its members.  A lot of rich guys like Rockefeller and JP Morgan started this organization and it’s basically a cartel.  Think, “drug cartel." The Federal Reserve devalues our currency by creating new money.  Since the Federal Reserve was created in 1913, the U.S. dollar has lost 96 percent of its purchasing power. [more...]

The 'War on Religion' Aimed at Christians

Preparing for my weekly shows, I observe that there are no shortage of "Christian-esque" events being cancelled or moved from public grounds because someone from the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) (I call them the Freedom from Religion Freaks) sent a letter, filed suit, and made a stink.  I can assure you, there is no war on religion; the primary war is an all-out attack on Christianity. [more shocking examples...]

Where Does Our Right to Privacy Come From?

When citizens complain about the NSA snooping, what is the basis for that complaint? Why is it wrong for the government to snoop into citizens' lives?   We all have a moral imperative that says it's wrong, but can we explain why it's wrong? If the highest ethic is safety and the government can best keep us safe through excessive snooping, then clearly safety would trump privacy.  How should governments, lawyers and judges address these issues?   And is "because the Constitution says so" a real answer to the question? Why is our right to privacy an actual right? Notice that the Declaration of Independence sought of to explain why they thought their actions were right, and where those rights came from. [more...]

The Role of Government

What is the proper scope of government - how much of society should it control? Ancient Jewish wisdom dictates that government should control civil but not moral and ethical matters.  Examples of civil issues are road building and protecting people from violent and white collar crime. Such activities as sponsoring a museum, a university liberal arts program, or a stop smoking and eat healthy campaign have to do with morality – the conviction that they enrich and better peoples' lives. Government should be involved in the first category, but not the second. I would like to offer a modern explanation for this reasoning of the ancients. [more...]

Newark District Gave $933K to Group Aligned with Farrakhan

Among the many questionable expenditures EAGnews recently found after reviewing Newark Public Schools’ finances was this especially curious one: $933,967 to the Women in Support of the Million Man March (WISOMMM) organization. The Newark school district says the money is used to pay the organization for “the operation of early childhood programs.” As it turns out, the WISOMMM recently filed for bankruptcy protection, according to the Wall Street Journal. The group is also under investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice, which has accused it of “improperly spending” parts of a $345,325 federal grant and then “attempting to ‘cover up their actions’ during a subsequent investigation,” according to the WSJ. [more...]

Monday, August 26, 2013

Tragic Killing Shows Dangers of Violent Video Games

A tragic shooting took place recently in a typically quiet area of Louisiana. It was late afternoon in a tiny town fatefully named Slaughter, where amidst peaceful, forested, rolling hills 87-year-old Marie Smothers' life came to a violent end. The elderly woman was shot in the back of the head while leisurely watching TV. Shockingly, the police revealed to the public that the assailant was an 8-year-old boy.

According to local law enforcement, the killing was intentional. East Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s Office officials believe the young lad’s pulling of the trigger was a deliberate act that horrifically occurred just moments after he had been engaged in playing a notoriously violent video game. "Although a motive for the shooting is unknown at this time investigators have learned that the juvenile suspect was playing a video game, 'Grand Theft Auto IV,' a realistic game that has been associated with encouraging violence and awards points to players for killing people, just minutes before the homicide occurred," the statement read. [more...]

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

8-21-13 Expert Commentators for Your Show

1. Rabbi D.B. Ganz: To Support or Not to Support Egypt
2. Joe Messina: Institutions of Higher Learning... About Sex
3. Chad Hovind: Christians against Obamacare
4. John LeBoutillier: We Now Live in a Lawless Country with D.C. Helping Itself at the Expense of the American People

To Support or Not to Support Egypt
By Rabbi D.B. Ganz ... just back from the Middle East

I respectfully dispute the administration’s grasp of the recent events in Egypt. First of all, it is not true that the U.S. policy is to only support "good guys" in Egypt like Morsi. Mubarak was a very brutal despot, yet the U.S. sent him aid for 30 years. Furthermore, Morsi is not a "good guy" - not by any stretch of the imagination. While it is true that Morsi was elected democratically, so too was Adolph Hitler. Hitler won an election, but soon thereafter, he dismantled Germany's democracy and became its supreme ruler. Morsi was in the midst of doing almost the exact same thing when he was finally ousted; he had already legally become Egypt's dictator for life, and he was busy neutering the judiciary and legislature. Accordingly, if Mubarak and Morsi were supported unhesitatingly, the same should apply to the present Egyptian Army. There are, however, two entirely different reasons for why the U.S. should fully support Egypt's current rulers. They have to do with morality and safety. [more...]

Institutions of Higher Learning... About Sex

We expect colleges to hand out information at the beginning of the school year about dealing with the anxiety of attending college, how to manage your time, or how to study. But if you plan to attend the College of Charleston, one of the first introductions you will receive is "Find your Erotic self" - in comic book form! This comic book is a memoir about a woman coming to terms with her sexual identity and her closeted gay father who had a relationship with an underage male babysitter.  This helps prepare our young adults for the "real world?" What does this have to do with entering college and excelling in a career? Shouldn’t I find "myself” before I find my “erotic self?" How about I find my dorm room first and then the bookstore? A grocery store would be nice and even the nearest clinic or dry cleaner. Somewhere, about 400 items down on the list might be a comic book that explores gender and sexuality issues. [more...]

Christians against Obamacare

MSNBC host Ed Schultz says anyone who disagrees with Obamacare is a "phony Christian" who doesn't want to be his brother's keeper. As the author of Godonomics, where I lay out multiple moral reasons why one might be against Obamacare, let me correct Ed.  On Schultz's misquoting of the Bible with his reference to being our "brother's keeper" - the Bible NEVER advocates being our brother's keeper.   The only time the phrase is used, is by Cain right after he killed his brother.  When advocating taking care of your brother, it is best not to quote the guy who killed his brother. Actually, the Bible advocates "carrying each other's burdens" while affirming each person "carry their own load." [a few moral reasons why a Christian might reject Obamacare...]

We Now Live in a Lawless Country with D.C. Helping Itself at the Expense of the American People

This week the POLITICAL INSIDERS pulled back the veil to show how we have become a country of men, not laws. We are now a lawless country with the political class doing anything they can to help themselves at the expense of the American people. To see the shows, go to Monday, Sunday, Pt. I, Sunday, Pt. 2.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Hollywood Has a Case of Post-Election Remorse

A change is in the air in Hollywood and has affected the entertainment community's long-term relationship with President Obama. The same group that provided significant amounts of both public support and campaign donations during the last presidential election appears to be souring on Obama due to one major issue.

Last week director Oliver Stone was in Tokyo promoting a Showtime documentary, and used strong highly explicit language to communicate his displeasure with the president. "Obama is a snake, and we have to turn on him" Stone told the press. What prompted the filmmaker to use reptilian analogies were the reports of NSA surveillance of Americans that was revealed by the Edward Snowden leaks. [Baldwin, Cusack, Moore and others lash out...]

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

8-14-13 Excellent Guests for Your Show

1. Dave Bego: Desperate Unions Grow Weary of Phony Distractions
2. Chad Hovind: Pastors, Preaching, and Political Correctness
3. Kyle Olson: School Lunch Lady Admits First Lady’s Food Overhaul is Designed to Change American Culture

Desperate Unions Grow Weary of Phony Distractions

Big Labor bosses are facing the increasing realization that their organizations are rapidly facing extinction. Faced with this stark reality, they grow increasingly tired of phony promises and betrayal from a phony president. A trifecta of difficulties, consisting of recent revelations of the impact Obamacare will have on union costs and membership, the weakening of support for "card check" legislation, and the increasing popularity and passage of "Right-to-Work" laws have the "gasping dinosaurs" very nervous. Union membership is at a 50-year low, representing a mere 11.3% of the total workforce and 6.7% of the private workforce. These statistics have Big Labor bosses fighting mad at the lack of return from their campaign investments for the president and desperate enough to attempt any and all options to rebuild declining membership. [more...]

Pastors, Preaching, and Political Correctness

The landscape of news has been littered with Al Sharpton and Jim Wallis (as well as others), telling us that people of faith must endorse immigration reform, environmental initiatives, and socialism. When Ted Cruz's pastor correctly warned this week about the historic dangers of socialism and compared it to the path the United States is on, many freaked out, calling this kind of faith-based analysis inappropriate.  I say, "Way to go!" We need more voices arguing for what's right. [more...]

School Lunch Lady Admits First Lady’s Food Overhaul is Designed to Change American Culture

There’s another student revolt over the First Lady's "healthy" school lunch regulations. And, of course, the students are to blame, according to school officials. Sally Rathje, director of food services for Ohio’s Delaware City School District, told ThisWeekNews that as a result of the new federal school lunch standards, there was a 7 percent reduction in total meals provided and an 11 percent decline in total revenue last school year. The paper’s story carries the headline, "Delaware students foiling cafeteria food’s evolution." Rathje’s reason is disturbing: "We are changing the culture in America right now. We are trying to change our behavior and taste patterns. It won’t happen overnight. It takes time," she told the paper. Is it really the duty of lunch ladies to change "the culture in America?" [more...]

Showdown: Historian Diana West versus the Intelligentsia

Diana West's provocative new book, American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation's Character, has been making waves on both the right and the left for bombshell claims of Communist infiltration of the United States government in the twentieth century.

After the book was "serialized" on Breitbart News, attacks have come from the left and even the right.

Conservative Front Page Magazine writer and historian Ronald Radosh called West Joe McCarthy's "heiress." Radosh attacked her for being "reckless" and giving "anti-communism a bad name."

West fired back on her Web site and said of Radosh's review, "This hit piece isn't just mendacious. It's incompetent. I think the import is already clear. Radosh didn't read the book, or, more likely, constructed a review calculated to undermine my arguments by gross omission."

The feud between Radosh and West has moved on from internecine battles on the right as New York Magazine writer Jonathan Chait weighed in from the left. Chait said in an article titled, "Conservative Historian Has Interesting Ideas," that "Faithful readers of the conservative news have been conditioned to believe that modern history is shaped by dark liberal plots, all covered up by the mainstream news." [more...]

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

8-13-13 Great Guests for Your Show

1. Joe Messina: The Left Rewrites History
2. Joseph Klein: The Death of the U.S.-Egypt Alliance
3. Bill Glynn: Have Republicans Already Lost the White House?
4. Dr. Elaina George: Obamacare: Smoke and Mirrors
5. John LeBoutillier: Has Pres. Obama Reduced American Prestige Around the World?

The Left Rewrites History

I was floored by a quote about the history of Democrats on their national Web site. It read: "For more than 200 years, our party has led the fight for civil rights, health care, Social Security, workers’ rights, and women’s rights.” Is that how they really see history? If that doesn’t scare you, and cause you to question pretty much every statement out of their mouths, I’m not sure what will. Let’s just take a look at a few of those claims. [more...]

The Death of the U.S.-Egypt Alliance

President Obama’s misguided attempt to bend Egyptian political affairs in the Muslim Brotherhood’s favor is unraveling the carefully nurtured military and economic alliance between the U.S. and Egypt, which has served for decades to stabilize that vital part of the Middle East. First, after throwing former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak under the bus, the Obama administration did everything it could to portray the Muslim Brotherhood as a worthy organization committed to democratic principles of governance. The U.S. was seen by many secular Egyptians, including those who spearheaded the original revolution that led to Mubarak’s overthrow, as helping to unfairly tip the scales in favor of the Muslim Brotherhood’s candidates. [more...]

Have Republicans Already Lost the White House?

Republicans may have already lost the White House in 2016 and may have to hang on just to keep the House in 2014 which is in jeopardy.  It's not media domination, rock star politicians and the always on Democratic campaign mode; it's deeper, inside the party and on the fringe.  I love the Tea Party, but there is no organization nationally to guide their alliance with the Republicans and frankly many of them just do not want the Republican that can win an election to win because they are not conservative enough.  The string of unelectable candidates that pushed easy wins aside for the Republicans is long and will grow longer.  The Tea Party is the spoiler now and they do not realize how grave that is.  With good intentions, they are now going to force very good Republican leaders from races and chances to win a general election and push into the general election those that will be thumped hard by a Democratic opponent. [more...]

Obamacare: Smoke and Mirrors

Our healthcare system has been the envy of the world with both clinical and research innovation at the heart of its foundation. What made our system exceptional was the fact that it was based on free enterprise. Doctors have been free to practice medicine under the guidelines set forth by their Hippocratic Oath and patients were free to seek treatment from physicians of their choice. Initially it was very simple and affordable – the independent private physician had both a moral/ethical and a fiduciary responsibility to the patient. The doctor/patient relationship was sacrosanct and there was no third party middle man. Since 1948, when the United Nations created the World Health Organization, there has been an inexorable movement towards centralization of the power to take decisions away from the individual and give them to the government in the form of regulation and mandates. This model was adopted readily by other countries and is the underpinning of socialized medicine. The U.S. was notably the only western country to hold out. However, that changed in1965 when Medicare was passed as part of the Social Security amendments. Medicare was set up as a federal program that provided socialized medicine for America’s seniors. [more... ]

Has Pres. Obama Reduced American Prestige Around the World?

Has the aimless Obama Presidency now reduced American prestige overseas? Are foreign governments in Moscow, Cairo, Tehran and elsewhere laughing at the U.S. instead of respecting us? Where is the Republican alternative? Who is up and who is down for the 2016 presidential race? [more...]

Monday, August 12, 2013

Clooney Goes Off Script in Hollywood Business Battle

In early August 2013, hedge fund billionaire Daniel Loeb decided to weigh in on Sony’s summer movie decisions. Loeb heads up Third Point Capital, a hedge fund that holds a 7 percent ownership interest in Sony. Two recent box-office bombs, “After Earth” and “White House Down,” have prompted Loeb to let loose with some pointed barbs about the film studio’s performance.

The billionaire investor strongly criticized Sony in his quarterly letter for the “poorly managed” film division, citing “high salaries for underperforming senior executives.”

Actor-filmmaker George Clooney jumped into the fray by blasting Loeb: "[Loeb] calls himself an activist investor, and I would call him a carpetbagger, and one who is trying to spread a climate of fear that pushes studios to want to make only tent poles," Clooney told Deadline. “A guy from a hedge fund entity is the single least qualified person to be making these kinds of judgments, and he is dangerous to our industry.” According to Clooney, whose production company is working with Sony on the actor’s upcoming Oscar-seeking film, "The Monuments Men," Loeb is attempting to frighten studio execs into sticking with low risk, non-innovative film fare. [more...]

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

8-7-13 Excellent Guests for Your Show

1. Chad Hovind: Shuttering Fannie and Freddie Beats Making Taxpayers Shutter
2. Rabbi D.B. Ganz: How to Vanquish Al Qaeda
3. Bill Glynn: Where is the Push for the Fairness Doctrine Now?
4. John LeBoutillier: Is Washington, D.C. Now the Enemy of the American People?

Shuttering Fannie and Freddie Beats Making Taxpayers Shutter

For years, banks have been spared the consequences of making bad decisions and bad loans because Fannie and Freddie have been the proverbial government pillow keeping them from feeling the pain of making risky loans.  When the loans go bad, instead of facing the music, they ask the government to take from the taxpayers and "bail them out."  Simply put, the pain of the bank's head-banging is passed on to the taxpayers.  Do banks learn the lesson?  Not if they don't feel the pain. Obama is championing a bipartisan effort to shutter Fannie and Freddie.  For years, politicians have known that they have enabled bad behavior and have been left holding the bag.  Now, at least a few politicians are trying to get us on the trajectory of moving toward privatization. [more...]

How to Vanquish Al Qaeda

It's now official: the USA is running for cover! 19 U.S. embassies in different parts of the Muslim world are being vacated due to fear of being attacked by Al Qaeda terrorists. Presumably, the intent is to preclude a repeat of the Al Qaeda killings of Americans in Benghazi. In essence, a small band of vicious thugs have brought the world's most powerful military to its knees – rendered incapable of defending its country’s representatives. What should be done? One obvious suggestion is to rethink the "new" attitudes that have impacted upon how the military conducts its anti-terrorist business. Forceful interrogations have been discontinued and wiretapping surveillance is under attack. If this was not enough, Secretary of State John Kerry has promised an end to much of our drone activity. This leaves the proud U.S. military with few options other than running for cover. [more...]

Where is the Push for the Fairness Doctrine Now?

The liberals are crying foul against the bravery of RNC Chair Priebus for calling out their bias and obvious promotion of a political candidate.  Talk about freedom of the press!  It is a free and massive political endorsement of a future candidate who will run to become the President of the Unites States of the Democratic Party.  Where is the Fairness Doctrine push now?  Haven't liberals been trying to reinstate the Fairness Doctrine so they can go after conservative radio?  Then what is fair or balanced or even politically and socially correct about a huge profile TV show, in all its splendor and adoration of Hillary, being produced and aired on liberal TV?  This reinforces the fact that control of the media is truly the most powerful weapon of the 21st century.  You see, giving voters their opinion is all part of controlling power in the U.S. and brainwashing our kids from birth is a lot worse. [more...]

Is Washington, D.C. Now the Enemy of the American People?

Phony scandals?” President Obama may call them that – in an effort to minimize the mess he is presiding over – but has Washington, D.C., in fact, become the enemy of the people? Is that the truth behind the IRS Scandal, the NSA, ObamaCare, Benghazi and AP-Gate? And why are the Republicans so meek and quiet? Are they, in fact, complicit in some of these scandals? [more...]

Monday, August 5, 2013

Matt Damon Stars in Sci-Fi Socialism

"Elysium," starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, is a new science fiction action film that is opening in wide release in more than 2,700 movie theaters nationwide. Sony's TriStar Pictures is releasing its first big-budget offering since 1998 and is doing so in the form of a heavy-handed political propaganda flick.

The movie uses a mid-22nd century dystopian future to deliver a contrived story line in which the divide between the haves and have-nots has resulted in a worldwide banana republic. Wealthy elitists live in a place called Elysium, which incidentally is another name for the Elysian Fields, an Ancient Greek conception of the afterlife. It is a pristine utopia housed in a massive high-tech space station, where sprawling mansions abound and medical technologies have advanced to the point that all diseases are met with an instant cure. Those who are unfortunate enough to be located outside of the Elysium realm must endure an overpopulated, poverty stricken, crime ridden, disease-filled world positioned far below the orbiting "Valhalla" in the sky. [more...]