Rush Limbaugh Sub Echo for Thursday, 11/18/10
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and flying down, I had an enhanced 'pat down' three times. Democrat Party is crying out for a second time patdown from Nancy Pelosi, and she is going to give it to them. The terrorists have won; Jihadist murdered 320 and can not get him convicted, but your groins are up for grabs.
Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani is found guilty of blowing up the embassy in Africa, but the people inside were just incidental. He is not a citizen of the United States and there is no reason he should be tried in NYC except for Eric Holder.
'Profiling' is now as bad as 'racist'; calling Ed Schultz 'Sgt Schultz' is profiling? Profiling used to be properly protecting the homeland [like with Israel]. Say what you like about England's George III, but he didn't meet his spouse until his wedding day. Janet Incompetano has moved into grope you. Can you outsourcer the patdown to Eliot Spitzer's hooker to save money? This is the death of the Republic if it continues. Does CAIR care? They don't like it at all. You are not likely to feel under the burka.
A terrorist escaped out of England wearing his sister's burka. Another in Canada was asked to remove her burka and male Muslims surrounded her and refused and finally she was let on the plane without even seeing if she was the person on the ticket.
>>> The Terrorists have won folks; much more to come.
From the Rush Limbaugh Morning Update: "Downsizing"
A new survey by the Pew Center on the States and the Public Policy Institute of California ought to scare liberals. Residents of the five most financially distressed states -- including California, New York, and Illinois -- "harbor a deep distrust of state government." They believe state governments are too big, waste too much money, and are too quick to pile up debt on future generations.
Most residents think states could save up to 20 percent of their costs by, first, cutting out wasteful spending, and second, by eliminating programs. More troubling for liberals is that new taxes are not seen as the solution, even though residents of these states worry about vital services being cut.
The Washington Post, which ran a long article about the survey, also published a companion piece about the cost of pensions for state workers, which this year is getting a lot of attention from voters. In California (where government pensions are $1 trillion in the hole), 80 cents of every dollar collected by the state goes to pay state workers or provide them with benefits, and -- just like federal workers -- state and local workers are paid a bundle. They earn almost $40 an hour in wages and benefits about 45 percent more than private-sector workers. Voters want it to stop.
While liberals ought to be scared, for conservatives, this is a reason for immense optimism. Smaller government isn't an abstract talking point anymore -- it is rapidly becoming a gateway to limited-government victory.
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"A great economic stimulus idea: Dick Cheney on Dancing With the Stars. Think of all the liberals who would take out guns and destroy their TVs and then have to replace them."
"Headline: 'Rahm: I Never Believed in Bipartisanship.' So for all of you squishy- mishy mouthy centrist Republicans... Learn it, love it, live it. They had no desire to work with you."
"I'm trying to figure out, ladies and gentlemen, why 'Sergeant Schultz' would be insulting, and the only thing I can come up with is that on Hogan's Heroes, Sergeant Schultz secretly liked America -- that may be something an American leftist would not like."
"We do profile at airports. Yes, we do: eighty-year-old women, nuns, and priests. Damn right we profile! You can't tell me we don't!"
"Do Lisa Murkowski and Pelosi go to the same Botox guy? Maybe they share needles. I mean, there has to be some explanation for this."
"Snerdley wanted to know if passengers on EIB 1 are subjected to TSA-like pat-downs. No. We practice it selectively, and they're opposite gender pat-downs."
"I have some e-mails: 'Rush, why are you in such a good mood today?' Because the left is miserable today, that's why. 'Rush, do you take happiness when other people are miserable?' Damn right I do when it's these people!"
"So the Democrats just reelected Pelosi as their leader. It's like Stalin said: 'We may have fewer communists, but they're pure.'"
"I know we have a lot of people on our side who are imbued with the personality characteristic of wanting to assign to people the best of intentions, but these are liberals, for crying out loud. The Democrat Party is a criminal enterprise disguised as a political party."
"I will not be here Thursday and Friday. Mark Steyn will be here, but don't sweat it: I'm leaving him with plenty of football and golf stories to talk to you about."
"An e-mailer with a great idea: 'The Vernacular Monologues, by Sheila Jackson Lee.' He-he-he-he!"
"Neil Young converted a car into a hybrid vehicle to promote fuel efficiency, and the whole thing caught on fire. Now, I got a lot of e-mails on this; people laughing. Nothing funny here, folks. This is tragic."
"Now, I just read the transcript of this sound bite; I haven't yet heard it. I read the transcript, and I'm scratching my head. They really are just plain dumb. It's no more complicated than that."
"'Sergeant Schultz' is a throwaway. It's not even that creative. Frankly, I'm a little embarrassed it's all I can come up with."
"The Democrats don't believe in bipartisanship. Bipartisanship to them means we cave on our core beliefs and agree with them."
"Obama, time and time again, has said that the Republicans are the 'party of no.' Well, that's all lies. Now, when's my next opinion audit due? This ought to send me skyrocketing up!"
"Sometimes I actually think I'm the only smart guy left.. Oh, that's not the way to put it. I'm the only guy not susceptible to the fact that the administration might be doing something good for the country."
"Damn right I watched Dancing With the Stars! I even voted and formed an opinion about this show: it's brilliantly produced."
"I'm for the first time in my life, I'm getting Thanksgiving cards. Have you ever received a Thanksgiving card, like a Christmas card? Now, what would be nice is if I were getting Thanksgiving flowers."
"This is probably the one time in their lives that the left cares about merit. I mean, if the left were being consistent, they would support Bristol Palin because she's a woman and she's been discriminated against."
"If you are poor, and you turn your life over to the Democrats, what happens to you? You stay poor. So who is it that's helping the poor?"
"Sheila Jackson Lee, when she speaks... it's like the difference between random typing and writing."
"One of the problems with people who are IQ-challenged is that they're not even smart enough to know they're challenged, and that makes them arrogant, which just doubles the height of the obstacle in their way."
"Do I sound distracted? Please, tell me I don't. I have three major crises going on here off air I'm dealing with. I'm wishing these commercial breaks were ten minutes long."
"It's incredible that the left thinks this is happening, that the Tea Party is jamming the phone lines of Dancing With the Stars. Ha! It was on their list of things to do!"
"When they say, 'If you don't like being patted down, don't fly' -- remember, that's your government talking to you. It's who they are."
"Liberals have staked their happiness, their success, and their identity on being able to destroy people like Sarah Palin, her family, me, and Cheney, and we're surviving and laughing and we are happy -- and that bugs 'em, too."
"Do you ever feel like you are surrounded by fools, at all levels." I do. I'm trying to maintain my composure here."
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Learned from WSJ Online:
Political upheaval in Washington has upended the Pentagon's traditional budget cycle, creating serious uncertainty for the military and the defense industry.
China is ramping up production of unmanned aerial vehicles in an apparent bid to catch up with the U.S. and Israel on technology considered the future of military aviation. [picture]
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November 18, 2010 Posted by John at 11:14 AM
State Department spokesman P. J. Crowley used Twitter to defend yesterday's verdict in the Ghailani case. A disaster for the Obama administration? Not at all! A triumph for "the rule of law."
A jury of 12 Americans convicted Ahmed Ghailani of a terrorist conspiracy. Miscarriage of justice? No, it's called the rule of law.
The Ghailani case shows America practices what it preaches, protecting our national security through a transparent legal system.
Protecting our national security is primarily the job of our armed forces, not our "transparent legal system." Indeed, it is the very transparency of the civilian criminal court system--e.g., the defendant's ability to find out how the evidence against him was gathered--that makes it so unsuitable for dealing with captured terrorists.
By Michelle Malkin • November 18, 2010 09:39 AM
Yesterday, I published a target phone list of GOP Senators for the upcoming stand-alone vote on the DREAM Act/Illegal Alien Student Bailout.
I've polled Republican Senate offices and you should know that many open-borders squishes remain on the fence about this Obama/Reid down payment on blanket illegal alien amnesty. That's right. The following GOP Senators haven't made up their mind on whether they should oppose a bill that amounts to a 2.1 million future Democrat voter recruitment drive. Know your fence-sitters:
SEN. JOHN MCCAIN 202-224-2235; 480-897-6289: Staff says he "hasn't made a public statement" and "hasn't made up his mind." He talked a tough border security game to get re-elected, while promising illegal alien activists he would "resolve their issues." (Refresh your memories here.)
Arizona, you chose to re-elect him. You get what you deserve.
SEN. OLYMPIA SNOWE 202-224-5344; 207-874-0883: Staff says she "hasn't released a statement."
SEN. SUSAN COLLINS 202-224-2523; 207-945-0417: Staff says she "hasn't released a public statement."
SEN. LISA MURKOWSKI 202-224-6665; 907-271-3735: Staff says she's "still reviewing the bill."
SEN. SAM BROWNBACK 202-224-6521; 785-233-2503 Staff says he "hasn't had a chance to look at it" and remains non-committal.
SEN. KAY BAILEY HUTCHISON 202-224-5922; 214-361-3500: Staff says she "hasn't released a statement," but will probably do so later today.
SEN. GEORGE LEMIEUX 202-224-3041; 904-398-8586: Recorded message informs callers that he's "in a meeting." He has yet to publicly state his position as open-borders extremists step up pressure.
FYI: The following GOP Senators who had been of concern say they are opposed to the stand-along DREAM Act:
SEN. SCOTT BROWN: Staff says he "does not support ANY taxpayer illegal alien amnesty bills," including the DREAM Act.
SEN. MIKE JOHANNS: Opposed the DREAM Act. Period.
SEN. GEORGE VOINOVICH: Opposed.
SEN. ORRIN HATCH: A former DREAM Act champion, he is now opposed.
SEN. JUDD GREGG: Staff says he is a likely no vote.
SEN. RICHARD LUGAR, an original co-sponsor of the DREAM Act amnesty, remains a staunch supporter.
Your voice and your calls count. Make yourselves heard.
Yesterday, I mentioned GOP Sen. Jeff Sessions' alert on the DREAM Act dangers. Here is the full memo. Spread the word and make sure your Senators know where you stand.
Ten Things You Need To Know About S.3827, The DREAM Act ::
1. The DREAM Act Is NOT Limited to Children, And It Will Be Funded On the Backs Of Hard Working, Law-Abiding Americans.
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10. DHS Is Prohibited From Using the Information Provided By Illegal Aliens Whose DREAM Act Amnesty Applications Are Denied To Initiate Their Removal Proceedings or Investigate or Prosecute Fraud in the Application Process.
Haste (and Ideological Blindness) Makes Waste
President Obama's fiercest obstacles as chief executive are neither recalcitrant Republicans nor the increasing complexity and demands of the job; they are his ideology and his political allegiances.
Newsweek sees it differently. In its latest issue, it laments: "The presidency has grown, and grown and grown, into the most powerful, most impossible job in the world. ... The issue is not Obama, it's the office. ...
Can any single person fully meet the demands of the 21st-century presidency?" Can you imagine any "mainstream" media publication interposing such a lame excuse for a Republican president's failures in office? Of course not, but this reflexive defense of Obama is to be expected. What's surprising is that in defending Obama, Newsweek is virtually admitting he is indeed failing -- not just with the electorate but also in his actual job performance. This is a major development, an indication that Obama's incompetence is so obvious it can no longer be ignored.
That's progress, but for a really productive discussion, the magazine should have acknowledged that Obama is his own worst enemy -- a man who persists in digging deep holes for himself with his ideological shovel.
We are seeing example after example of his costly and mostly avoidable failures, from his trial plans for 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to his disgraceful handling of the Gulf oil spill to his disastrous Asian trip.
Continue reading "New Column: Haste (and Ideological Blindness) Makes Waste" :: http://DavidLimbaugh.com Posted by David Limbaugh
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by John Nolte
By design or accident, it appears as though a 20 year-old single mother is using the power of popular culture to single handedly transform the left by ginning up their rage to a point where they now see the light when it comes to rewarding merit and opposing voter fraud. This quite possibly ranks as the most important political and social triumph of 2010.
Philadelphia Inquirer - Gary Thompson - 21 minutes ago
Harry Potter appears to have dropped out of Hogwarts, and you can hardly blame him. In "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I" he spends most of his time roaming a barren countryside with Ron and Hermione, far away from his ...
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 Washington Post
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BONUS: Learned from Sean Hannity (radio)
"Failure is not an option, in the Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani Case", Eric Holder.
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