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Matthew Continetti, Editor of the Washington Free Beacon (the Nation’s Leading Anti-Clinton Publication™; poised for global expansion) joins Ace and John for the debut of our revolutionary Chill Groove Infotainment Format.
Remember, you heard it here first.
Essential reference: Charles Krauthammer’s In Defense of the F-Word
And here’s that Continetti piece discussed in the first part of the show, “Love in the Time of Obama.”
First, thanks for listening to the first Special Podcast on the DoD Budget I did with Bryan McGrath. It was recorded before events got crazy in Ukraine but it’s worth listening to given the events of the last few days and what it will mean for US policy.
Second, we need a better name than Special Podcast. I’m going to try to do one or two of these a week so they won’t be very special soon.
On to this week….
As some of you may know I’m opposed to legalization/amnesty for the 11 million or so illegal immigrants in the US. I was interested in talking to someone who took the other side of this contentious issue and was fortunate enough to get Daniel Garza of the Libre Initiative to discuss this and something I do support, outreach to Hispanic … Read More »
@jlakely / Global Warmening / Arizona Religious Freedom Bill / DoD Budget / Quick Hits / Moron Mailbag
Jim Lakely, Kommunications Direktor of the eeeevilll reich-wing think tank The Heartland Institute joins Ace, Gabe, Drew and John to discuss Heartland’s work debunking catastrophic manmade global warming. They move on to the Arizona religious freedom bill, the proposed 2015 DoD budget, quick hits and questions from the Moron Mailbag.
The administration presented its proposed Fiscal Year 2015 Defense Department Budget this week and it sent shockwaves through the national security world. While the Ryan-Murray budget deal eased the impact of the sequester cuts somewhat, we are now seeing the full impact of previous rounds of Obama defense reductions and it’s not pretty.
The Army will have its numbers cut to levels not seen since prior to WWII. Other cuts include, retirement of the Air Force’s venerable A-10 Warthog and the Navy will begin the process of losing a carrier, temporarily cut it’s cruiser fleet in half and reduce the number of Littoral Combat Ships ordered from 52 hulls to 32 over the life of the project.
This is all just the administration’s proposal and still has to pass through Congress. But that’s trickier than it has been in the … Read More »
@mkhammer / MK On The View / Obamacare / Weed / Does Everything Have To Be About Politics? / Quick Hits / Moron Mailbag
One of our favorite guests, Hot Air‘s Mary Katharine Ham, returns to the podcast and Ace, Gabe, Drew and John finally let her get a word in edgewise!
@ConArtCritic / @AoSHQDD & Polling / Wendy Davis’ Very Bad Week – The Series / Amanda Knox / Quick Hits / Moron Mailbag
Coblogger CAC joins Ace, Gabe & John to discuss the state of play in the 2014 polls, the HQ’s election coverage plans, and various races around the country. They move on to discuss Amanda Knox, a few quick hits and some Moron Mailbag questions.
Townhall.com‘s Guy Benson joins Ace and the gang to talk about the week’s events in politics and media.
Longtime coblogger Mætenloch joins Ace and the crew to talk about the week’s events.
@tpcarney / Tea Party vs K Street / Bipartisan Omnibus Spending Bill / Obamacare / Florida Stand Your Ground Mania / Quick Hits / Moron Mailbag
The Washington Examiner‘s Tim Carney joins Ace and the crew to discuss Tim’s recent column on the latest developments in the GOP civil war. They also discuss the latest trillion+ dollar spending bill, the latest developments on Obamacare, and the rush to blame “stand your ground” for a shooting in Florida before finishing up with quick hits and questions from the Moron Mailbag.
@lachlan / @BenK84 / BridgeGate / Ecuador / Pot Legalization / Obamacare / Dumb Pieces By Dumb People / Quick Hits / Moron Mailbag
The Washington Free Beacon’s Lachlan Markay and AoSHQ coblogger Ben K. join Ace, Drew, Gabe, John and Andy to talk pot legalization and other hot topics.
Dave in Texas and Andy discuss Justified, Acting School, and politics with Peabody Award-Winning International Film and Television Star Nick Searcy.
Ringing in the New Year / Shock: Something Dumb Happened at MSNBC / Obamacare / Magpul Leaves Colorado / NSA / Without A Kluwe / Quick Hits / Moron Mailbag
Ace, Gabe, John & Andy ring in 2014 with a roundup of the slow news week (kudos to Gabe for the painstaking research) and offer some predictions for the coming year.
@ExJon / Duck Dynasty / Juiceboxin’ the Amazon / NSA Rulings / #GetTalking About the Obamacare Clusterf*** With Footie Pajama Guy / Quick Hits / Moron Mailbag
Ricochet.com‘s Jon Gabriel swings by the ol’ podcast factory to crack wise with Ace, Gabe, Drew, John and Andy.
On today’s episode, the lovely Laura W. joins Ace, Drew, Gabe, John and Andy for a dose of AoSHQ mansplaining on the issues of the day.
@seanmdav / Obamacare / Juicebox Heroes / Martin Bashir / Amok Immigration Time / Quick Hits / Moron Mailbag
Sean Davis of Media Trackers joins Ace, Gabe, Drew and John to discuss a variety of topics. The gang added a couple of fun new features to the podcast towards the end.
@scottlincicome / Obamacare & GOP Alternative / Bogus Unmployment Data? / Free Market-Oriented Tax Reforms
Scott Lincicome, attorney, writer at The Federalist, Cato Institute fellow, etc., etc., joins Ace, Gabe, Drew and John to discuss Obamacare and GOP alternatives and the Census Bureau’s unemployment data SNAFU. They move on discuss free market-oriented tax reforms based on Scott’s piece on the child tax credit that we covered at the HQ and finish up with some quick hits on a range of topics.
Mark Hemingway, senior writer at The Weekly Standard, and his better half Mollie, senior editor at The Federalist, join Ace, Gabe, Drew and John to discuss Obamacare developments, the New York Times‘ cheerleading for the president and his signature disast … errr, program, and the latest polling results on the same.
On today’s episode, National Review’s Charles C. W. Cooke joins Ace, Gabe, Drew, John and Andy to discuss the ongoing Obamacare debacle, this week’s NJ and VA gubernatorial elections and the joy of mocking the thin-skinned left.
On today’s episode, Hot Air’s Mary Katharine Ham joins Gabe, Drew, John and Rick Tempest to point fingers at Obamacare and drop a few dozen we-told-you-so’s. MKH’s Hot Air post “The best euphemisms for Obama’s giant ‘if you like your plan you can keep it’ lie” leads things off.
After throughly dissecting all things Obamacare, the crew moves on to Senator Mike Lee’s speech at Heritage and a broader discussion of conservative/GOP politics and messaging.
On today’s episode, Ben Domenech joins Gabe, Drew, John and Rick Tempest to discuss the ongoing disaster with the Obamacare exchanges and where we go from here.
Ben is publisher of The Federalist, editor of The Transom (an indispensable daily newsletter that’s well worth the $2.99/mo subscription price) and a senior fellow at the Heartland Institute. Ben also discussed the exchanges, Obamacare and future health policy at length in yesterday’s Transom.
@DanFosterType / Shutdown Deal / Ongoing Obamacare Disaster / GOP Leadership / Filner Plea / XX Factor
On this week’s episode, political consultant and former NRO news editor Dan Foster (a Dan Foster-type conservative) joins Gabe, Drew, John E. and Rick Tempest to discuss the shutdown deal, the state of the GOP post-deal, the ongoing Obamacare disaster, the GOP leadership, Bob Filner’s plea deal and Slate‘s XX Factor blog.
NRO’s Planet Gore blogger Greg Pollowitz joins Gabe, Drew, John E., Andy and Rick Tempest to discuss the government shutdown, the CR/debt ceiling fight and the disastrous Obamcare exchange rollout.
From there we moved on to lighter topics like Womyn’s Empowerment! through t-shirts, the Washington Redskins team name and the ridiculous overreaction to the “Let’s Move” stamps showing kids engaged in dangerous activities like the cannonball dive. The US Postal Service gets a lot of love at the end.
This week Gabe, Drew, John E., Andy and Rick Tempest are joined by John McCormack of The Weekly Standard to discuss the government shutdown, the death of author Tom Clancy and the laughably bad rollout of the Obamacare enrollment system, or, as it’s called on the blog, 404care.
The shutdown is the Constitution’s fault washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/10/02/the-shutdown-is-the-constitutions-fault/
Is It Time To Abolish Congress? nationalinterest.org/blog/jacob-heilbrunn/shutdown-washington-9158
Healthcare.gov: Code Developed by the People and for the People, Released Back to the People theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/06/healthcaregov-code-developed-by-the-people-and-for-the-people-released-back-to-the-people/277295/
Reddit: i guess a couple of are trying to sign up for healthcare…(a minor bug on the new healthcare website) reddit.com/r/webdev/comments/1nifc5/i_guess_a_couple_of_are_trying_to_sign_up_for/?sort=confidence
How AP altered its headline to protect Obamacare pubsecrets.wordpress.com/2013/10/03/how-ap-altered-its-headline-to-protect-obamacare
ObamaCare’s Technology Mess online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303918804579105092032930278.html
Obamacare Increases Man’s Premiums 300%, Supporters Call It a Success Story http://www.cato.org/blog/obamacare-quadruples-chads-premiums-supporters-call-success-story
On this week’s episode, we’re joined by Iowahawk to discuss Ted Cruz, Obamacare, the clusterf*** known as Washington DC, and then we discuss cars of the world’s most infamous dictators. Or something.
There’s about a whole ‘nother podcast’s worth of material that’s tucked safely in the vault for use in a remix and/or as blackmail material.
On today’s episode, PhD’s Andy, Drew M., John E. and Rick Tempest are joined by Sonny Bunch, PhD, Editor of The Washington Free Beacon.
We discuss the media’s rush to blame the AR-15 for the Navy Yard shooting, Starbucks’ announcement on open carry, the Washington Redskins and the media’s selectivity with regard to calling things by their rightful names and, last but not least, the Doctors reluctantly wade into a discussion of the GOP’s internecine warfare over ObamaCare.
Pay close attention around the hour and ten minute mark to hear Dr. Tempest unveil his Barack Obama and Jay Carney impersonations.
Note: We are shamelessly employing the Free Beacon’s subliminal advertising strategy in the episode title.
On today’s episode, Andy, Drew M., John E. and Rick Tempest are joined by John Sexton of Breitbart.com. We discuss Comrade Sexton’s post on the probable arms trafficking through Benghazi, the Obama administration’s even more disastrous week than last on Syria, including his ridiculous speech to the nation and the GOP leadership’s disconnect with the rank-and-file on nation building.
There’s more coherent thought on foreign policy in this one podcast than the Obama administration has put forth in ~5 years.
@NoahCRothman / Syria / NBC’s Obamalove / Ron Paul / The Democrats’ Creeping Socialism / Football / Petty Hysteria On Display
On today’s episode, Andy, Drew M., John E. and Rick Tempest are joined by Noah Rothman, Editor at Mediaite. We discuss the latest on Syria, NBC’s Harlequin romance novel-worthy analysis of Obama’s body language, Crazy Uncle Ron Paul, the Democrats’ core philosophy of Don’t-you-dare-call-it-socialism! (but, yeah, it is) … and how people are becoming conditioned to it, the kickoff of the 2013 football season, and Noah’s piece on Maria Rodale’s ridiculous open letter to Obama comparing chemical weapons to pesticides, which prompted an hilarious dramatic reading of this Salon piece - No, thanks: Stop saying “support the troops”.
On today’s episode, Andy, Drew M., John E. and Rick “T-Bone” Tempest are joined by David Freddoso, Editor of the Conservative Intelligence Briefing. We discuss Syria, Amateur Webzine Slate‘s rapid descent into shameless clickwhoring, Cory Booker’s imaginary friend “T-Bone“, and the Prius full of sad clowns that is MSNBC.
David is the author of three books that might be of interest to you: Spin Masters: How the Media Ignored the Real News and Helped Reelect Barack Obama (2013), Gangster Government: Barack Obama and the New Washington Thugocracy (2011), and the New York Times bestseller The Case Against Barack Obama: The Unlikely Rise and Unexamined Agenda of the Media’s Favorite Candidate (2008).
@CamEdwards & @JimGeraghty / Guns and the New Class / NRA Big Data / Affleck Batman / Greenwald & NSA / Bradley Manning / “Historic” Presidencies
On today’s episode, Chelsea Malor, Chelsea M., Chelsea E. and Chelsea Tempest are joined by Chelsea Edwards of NRA News’ Cam & Company and Chelsea Geraghty of National Review for a girls’ roundtable discussion of: the New Class’s attitudes towards guns, the NRA’s icky database used to identify and mobilize second amendment supporters, the announcement that super-hunk Chelsea Affleck has been cast as Batman, and the latest updates on Chelsea Greenwald, the NSA and Bradley Manning. They wrap with how excited they are that the Presidential glass ceiling may finally be broken.
Chelsea E. also teases her upcoming interview with the RNC’s new Chief Technology Officer, which will be pinned on the HQ’s Pinterest board soon.
Mentioned by Chelsea Edwards: Chelsea Svonkin’s Personality Problem, LA Community College drops NRA class after six years due to new regs
On today’s episode, Gabe, Drew, John and Andy are joined by Lee Doren of the How the World Works YouTube channel for a discussion of the recent “Stop & Frisk” ruling in New York (pdf), the “Fire Jen Rubin” letter, Ted Cruz birthers, and whether GOP congressmen should be holding town hall meetings during the August recess.
In this episode, Ace and the crew are joined by special guest Brittany Cohan, Deputy Communications Director at Citizens United.
They Bring It! on a variety of topics including the RNC’s response to CNN & NBC’s planned Hillary Clinton biopics, the administration’s “smart diplomacy” failures with Russia (and everywhere really), Bob “Fingers” Filner, and the clown show that is MSNBC (Alec Baldwin and Joe Scarborough hardest hit).
The show ends on a lighter note, with a discussion of the new Dr. Who, television, and Brittany’s first interaction with Ace.
Gabe, Drew, John, Andy & longtime coblogger Rick Tempest discuss current events.
If you listen closely, you’ll hear Rick admit what we all know … he doesn’t read the blog.
On today’s episode, National Review’s Charles C. W. Cooke joins us to discuss guns, Anthony Weiner, Bob Filner and Obama’s oceans of tomorrow.
Also, be sure to read about Charles C. W. Cooke’s tour of the Remington factory in Ilion, NY
On today’s episode, Sean Davis @seanmdav from Media Trackers joins Gabe, Drew, John and me to discuss stand your ground laws, the Zimmerman trial and the Marissa Alexander case. Then longtime coblogger Rick Tempest joins us to discuss the GOP senators’ cave-in on the filibuster, Detroit (speaking of cave-ins) and Liz Cheney’s entry into the Wyoming Senate race. That last one takes some interesting turns, so you’ll want to stay ’til the end.
John E. on Marissa Alexander
Sean Davis on Marissa Alexander
David Freddoso on Zimmerman/stand your ground
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On today’s epidsode, Drew M. discusses the latest updates on the Gang of 8 immigration bill with Allen Ginzberg (@AG_Conservative) and then discusses Scott Walker’s speech at the Heartland Institute with Heartland’s Ben Domenech (@bdomenech).
Ben also authors the Transom, which is an indispensable daily newsletter for conservatives. I’m a subscriber and encourage you to give it a look.
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On today’s episode, longtime coblogger Rick Tempest joins special guest Jon Gabriel and cobloggers Gabe, Drew M. and John E. to discuss Jan Brewer’s newfound love for ObamaCare, military intervention in Syria and the NSA spying scandals. Rick wraps up the podcast with one of his famous book reviews.
Topics in Rick’s book review segment: Amusing Ourselves To Death (http://goo.gl/jxKIx) and the related post, “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” (http://goo.gl/AYKRk)
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Well you came back, so that’s good!
On today’s episode Gabe, Drew M. and Andy discuss the current Obama scandal roster and openings they might make for the GOP. Then we follow up with a discussion of Rand Paul, Marco Rubio and the early moves being made for 2016.
The Rand Paul piece includes discussion of the following related articles:
@RobertCostaNRO: Rand Paul, the Crunchy Con (http://www.nationalreview.com/node/350119)
@BDomenech: The Libertarian Populist Agenda (http://goo.gl/cHNjk)
Gabe, Drew M., John E. and Andy discuss comprehensive immigration reform and @DanielFosterNRO‘s piece on Mitch McConnell (https://www.nationalreview.com/nrd/articles/348506/agent-mcconnell).
Also mentioned in the immigration reform segment is this piece from Victor Davis Hanson (http://www.nationalreview.com/article/349447/western-cultural-suicide)
Are You Rich?
Probably – since it all depends on who’s measuring your net worth and which yardstick they’re using. The WSJ looks at the various government cutoff levels for determining when people are considered ‘rich’:
It isn’t as easy as you might think to determine who is rich. There are many different yardsticks devised by Uncle Sam, banks, brokerage firms and other institutions. The thresholds-as low as $44,000 for people receiving Social Security benefits-matter because they determine the taxes you owe, the college aid you receive, the investments you have access to and the fees you pay.
Overall, the top 1% of U.S. households have a net worth above $6.8 million or at least $521,000 in income, according to data from the Federal Reserve and the Tax Policy Center in Washington. The cutoffs for the top 5% … Read More »
I don’t know whether it is some sort of über-hip response to conventional expectations, or maybe it’s the prevalence of young chefs who know how to cook but don’t have the management experience to crack the whip with the help, but too many restaurants with solid, interesting kitchens and bars have lousy service. Oh, the waiters are unique in their own ways…with a fascinating collection of tattoos, piercings, odd haircuts, ripped shirts, pants around their thighs, pendulous breasts untethered by anything so pedestrian as a bra, ultra-cool facial hair (if they actually have enough testosterone to grow it), and many other irritating affectations that make me want to drag them outside and beat them.
But the worst by far is the exaggerated disinterest in the job at hand. Look, I know that you are a playwright … Read More »
People in central Texas are gah gah over RGIII now.
This isn’t right. It’s the REDSKINS. vs. Seattle, yo.
We’re supposed to hate the Skins. That’s the deal.
Must credit Ace of Spades HQ
Earlier in the week, Nancy Pelosi got in hot water for Photoshopping missing Democrat women into a group photo. Her defense was, basically, “fake but accurate”.
Now a new photo has surfaced. We know this has to be a Photoshop because the four missing legislators appear in this one, too. The rest of the other participants, however, may have actually been present.
(Click to embiggen)
Photo credit: John E.
Baltimore and Indiana. Houston squeaked by Cincinnati yesterday. In the NFC, Green Bay stomped Minnesota, and we got Seattle and Washington later. Dallas sucked a while back. Not news, just felt like bitching about it again.
Image courtesy of The Zombie Bible Blog by Stant Litore
Good morning morons and moronettes and welcome to this week’s shambling, decaying, brains-hungry Sunday Morning Book Thread.
The Zombies Are At the Gates
Stories about zombies and the zombie apocalypse constitute a very large section of the sci-fi/horror genre. I never realized just how big a sub-genre it is until I started poking around on Amazon, looking for zombie books. Sweet smoking Judas, there’s a crap ton of zombie books out there. Some even take material written by someone else and insert a zombie storyline into it.
Which is what author Stant Litore has done. In a very interesting way. Because the “material written by someone else” is the Bible, in particular, the book of Jeremiah.
When the first book in the Zombie Bible series, Death Has Come Up … Read More »
Never Let A Crisis Go To Waste
Shorter Left: Dead kids make great props.
The White House and gun control supporters are gearing up for a whirlwind month, with plans to pass reform legislation before outrage over the Sandy Hook massacre has a chance to fade.
… Meanwhile, Back At The Gun Store
John E. provides this example of what’s going on out in the gun retail world. AR-pattern rifles are getting mighty hard to come by (scroll down). Ammunition’s ridiculously expensive now, too.
Bob Owens described it vividly here, and I think he’s exactly right:
The people have responded to these threats by not merely buying up the firearms, magazines, and ammunition that might be affected by these proposed bans as they did in 1993/94 before the Clinton-era ban was pushed through, but by purchasing nearly every firearm of military … Read More »
[Jan 3, 2013 10:58pm - Andy]
Test without meteor
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[Jan 3, 2013 10:20pm - John]
Here’s a new liveblog post
I still can’t believe Obama and Democrats won this year when you see this stuff. 75 Economic Numbers From 2012 That Are Almost Too Crazy To Believe.
#3 According to one calculation, the number of Americans on food stamps now exceeds the combined populations of “Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming.”
Buckle up. The ride is just getting started. In a few years, these numbers will be remembered as the good days.
So the President of the NRA calling for armed police officers at every school is described as “Revolting, Tone Deaf, And Irrational“. So what does calling for National Guard Troops To Be Deployed At Schools get? Evidently zero criticism.
Sen. Barbara … Read More »
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