Mainstream media celebrates Chelsea Clinton pregnancy, but ignored Jenna Bush's announcement

This week, Chelsea Clinton announced she was having a baby, and the media took it about the way you would expect: like a sign from God that Hillary Clinton should be coronated President.

According to the Media Research Center (the web's best watchdog for media bias), every major network devoted coverage on the announcement on their nightly news: ABC and NBC each gave it a two minute story, while CBS gave it about 32 seconds of air time. ABC's Cecilia Vega was giddy nearly to the point of embarrassment, stating "The next generation of the Clinton dynasty is on the way...One Clinton child grew up before our eyes in the White House, could there soon be another?"

Even the print media were practically Lewinskying each other in glee. Dana Milbank of the Washington Post spoke of the pregnancy in terms of Hillary's future political hopes. "Nobody assumes this was done for political reasons, of course, but if it had been done for political reasons, it could not have been a better time," she wrote. "Hillary Clinton will have this bouncing toddler in her arms to campaign with in 2016.”

The Media Research Center pointed out that when Jenna Bush Hager announced her pregnancy in December 2012, little more than a year ago, the evening news media responded with a collective yawn. ABC and CBS didn't mention it at all. NBC gave it about 30 seconds, and that is only because Hager announced it on NBC's Today Show.

Click here to read the full report at The Media Research Center.

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Shocker! Liberal commentator defends Fox News

Political commentator Sally Kohn will never be mistaken for a conservative shill, but she is a liberal who isn't afraid to speak the truth. In a recent column for The Christian Science Monitor, Kohn made an admission that will likely cause the hemp underwear of her liberal colleagues to ride up into uncomfortable places.

Kohn writes that, counter to the criticism and stereotypes the left tries to attribute to Fox News, the folks that work there are actually smart, decent people. "It's strange to suggest that a seemingly simple realization such as that is in fact a profound revelation," she wrote. "But in our hyperpartisan era, when we often vilify the other side as being less-than-human, it is."

Perhaps even more shocking to her liberal counterparts is Kohn's statement that certain conservatives the left despises, including Karl Rove and Sarah Palin, aren't the monsters they build them up to be. "Sean Hannity is one of the sweetest people you'll ever meet – and even now that I've parted ways with Fox, he remains a good friend and mentor," she said. "For a radical progressive who once harbored negative stereotypes about folks on the right, it was a turning point for me to meet people such as Mr. Hannity, Karl Rove, Monica Crowley, Sarah Palin, and so many others, and see that – though we certainly disagree profoundly on political issues – they're personable and kind and human. Just like me."

Kohn is a long time civic volunteer and community organizer, and founded the Movement Vision Lab, a grassroots think tank. You can read her column for The Monitor here.

 

Liberal Sarah Silverman is the new Orbit Gum spokeswoman

Brendan Eich, the Mozilla CEO, recently lost his job because he supported traditional marriage and offended the gay community. Controversial shock comic Sarah Silverman routinely offends Christians and conservatives, and she was recently named a spokesperson for Orbit Gum.

Welcome to the new normal in America.

Silverman has a well-earned reputation for being controversial and offensive, and not just by the Christian and political right. Her insult brand of humor includes using slurs against Asians on Conan O'Brien's show, joking about mentally challenged children while using the word "retarded," and routinely joking about rape. Even though her humor raises eyebrows even among her fans, she remains popular, celebrated by popular media, and gainfully employed.

That's not to say Silverman's shtick hasn't worn thin on many. In fact, many consider her highly overrated: The Daily Beast ran a column called "Why Sarah Silverman Sucks," and The Nation points out that her humor is more smug condescension than inspired comedy.

Silverman, a vocal abortion rights supporter, recently posted a YouTube video in which she is visited by Jesus (played by NCIS actor Michael Weatherly), who tells her an unborn child isn't a person and even drops an F-bomb. In the same video, Silverman also rants against "In God We Trust" as our national motto and the words "under God" in our Pledge of Allegiance. She evens goes off on Texas Gov. Rick Perry, blaming him for tough new state regulations on abortion clinics meant to protect women from malpractice.

And yet, because most of Silverman's barbs are directed at conservatives, religion, and Jesus, her reputation retains a certain sheen that makes her a darling among her Hollywood counterparts. It is one of the reasons why someone whose comedy is borderline obscene was still hired to be the voice of Vanellope in the Disney animated hit Wreck-It Ralph.

Orbit Gum doesn't seem to have a problem with Silverman either, which is why she is now starring in a commercial for them. Orbit has never shied away from using daring (but not offensive) humor in their commercials, but with Silverman on board, the commercial features a line that alludes to a sexual act. (The line includes lipstick left on a "rim," and if you do not get the reference, you might not want to Google it.)


Consumers who want to voice their displeasure to Orbit about their choice of Silverman as their spokeswoman can direct their complaints to The Wrigley Company, owners of Orbit Gum, at their consumer feedback page located here. You can also contact Wrigley by phone at 1(800) WRIGLEY, or 1(800) 974-4539.

Gay conservative puts intolerant Mozilla in its place

You've likely heard the news about Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich stepping down as head of the company because in 2008, he gave $1,000 to a group supporting Proposition 8, which banned gay marriage in California. Eich had helped found the company and had only recently been appointed CEO. He refused to discuss the topic in public, saying it was a private matter. It is still unclear how knowledge of the donation was made public from the tax return of a private citizen.

Gay rights advocates mounted a protest and boycott of the company until Eich departed, and Mozilla apologized after he left the company, stating that "we haven't stayed true to ourselves" in hiring Eich and insisting that it supports "equality and freedom of speech." Well, one out of two, apparently.

While many on the left (and the media) celebrated the move as a victory against anti-gay bigotry, one person ignited a firestorm by calling out Mozilla and gay rights advocates on their hypocrisy. And he did it in less than 140 characters.

The Dark Side of Cesar Chavez

It is obvious Cesar Chavez did plenty of good to end the exploitation of poor and migrant farm workers. However, the man was far from perfect, despite the new movie that seeks to deify him.

In a column for Fox News Latino, Raoul Contreras relays a story from his past - when he saw the bullying effects of Chavez's union thugs first hand. His column can be read right here.

Bossy celebs demand ban on word "bossy"

Once again, Hollywood celebrities are campaigning for a crisis no one knew existed.

A new initiative, based largely on social media, is looking to change gender perceptions about assertive girls being labeled as bossy. The campaign, called “Ban Bossy,” has employed First Lady Michelle Obama and a number of celebrities to promote the cause, including Beyonce, the self-proclaimed “fierce” singer who herself has a reputation for outrageous demands while on tour.

In a series of videos and graphics meant for social media use, celebrities insist we stop using the word “bossy” to describe assertive girls. In one video (featured below), “Glee” actress Jane Lynch, “Alias” actress Jennifer Garner, and Beyonce tell us that “words matter” and blame the use of the word for a lack of interest in leadership among young girls. Among the other notables participating in the campaign video are fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg, former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, Girl Scouts CEO Anna Maria Chavez, and Lean In founder Sheryl Sandberg. Even a few men joined the video: NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

Stephen Colbert, Patrick Stewart mock Obamacare victims (VIDEO)

In a recent sketch on Comedy Central’s Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert and actor Patrick Stewart took on the issue of Obamacare, but not to make fun of the disastrous rollout or the negative effects on Americans losing their insurance plans. Instead, the celebrity millionaires mocked the idea that anyone had lost their coverage, callously demeaning millions of people who have lost their insurance..

In the sketch, which aired March 3, Colbert criticized congressional Republicans who have been relaying “horror stories” about Obamacare cancellations, claiming that they were not true. He also mentioned an anti-Obamacare commercial used actors instead of real victims. He then claimed to have found someone who had lost their insurance, and introduced “Chuck Duprey,” a Louisiana redneck played by Stewart. Playing up the ignorant Republican hick stereotype, Stewart complained that his premiums rose due to “fisherman’s foot,” made a few jokes, and then cried out “repeal and replace” before collapsing and “dying.”

Denham: Conservative values demand immigration reform

Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA) represents one of the largest Latino districts in the state, even though conventional wisdom states Latinos don't vote for GOP candidates. Perhaps it is because Denham doesn't let his values sway, and stands up against the anti-Latino rhetoric that has consumed some attention-seeking Republican politicians.

In a recent column for Roll Call, Denham moves beyond the shrill hyperbole and points out, very efficiently, how restrictive immigration regulations hurt families and negatively affect farmers and the agricultural industry, which he knows well. He points out that conservative economic principles demands we address the issue with sensible reform.

To check out this must-read column, click right here.

"Learn Liberty" video crushes immigration myths


Professor Ben Powell, PhD of Suffolk University discusses immigration in this concise and easy-to-understand video from Learn Liberty. He debunks some of the bigger myths about immigration, which any conservative should know, since he simply explains that free market capitalism and self-determination benefit both the immigrant and the country they immigrate to. My only complaint is that he doesn't provide links to his sources, but if you click on our "immigration" tag label below, you'll see links to our coverage on the subject that cites sources that come to the same conclusion.

Valentine's cards use cute animals to promote Obamacare

The Obama administration's attempts to promote the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, haven't been very successful, and some (like the infamous Pajama Boy) have been downright laughable. Their latest effort once again ruins a popular holiday by shoehorning Obamacare where it is neither needed or wanted. But at least you get pictures of cute cats.

Democrat hates Clarence Thomas for having a white wife

Alabama State Representative Alvin Holmes, an African American who has served in public office for forty years, should be well aware of the challenges faced by minorities over the decades. As a liberal Democrat, however, it appears he gets a pass when he treats conservative African Americans like second-class citizens.

Holmes recently went on a bizarre rant on the floor of the Alabama state house, criticizing Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas for having a white wife and calling him an Uncle Tom. TimesDaily.com reporter Mary Sell originally reported Holmes' comments in a tweet on February 11, quoting Holmes as saying he didn't like Thomas because he was married to a white woman.

While the comments were largely ignored by the media, Holmes received enough criticism that he soon had to walk back his statements, claiming he didn't really have a problem with Thomas' white wife. Reporter Tim Lockette tweeted Holmes' excuse: he claims to have said other people might think he might not like Thomas's white wife. He said he didn't like Thomas because he was an Uncle Tom. He then pointed out that he supported an interracial marriage law in Alabama, which is like a white guy trying to prove he's not a bigot by saying he has lots of black friends.

Just to be clear: Homes likes interracial marriage, he just doesn't like black people who do not agree with him. Thanks for clearing that up, Holmes. We appreciate you making your hateful bias and hypocrisy so abundantly clear.

Obamacare sets Pajama Boy free


Americans for Prosperity hit the nail on the head with their recent Obamacare meme. The CBO reports that millions will lose their jobs because of Affordable Care Act regulations, so let's hope Pajama Boy is one of those hitting the unemployment line. Assuming he ever had a job to begin with.  

America's battle over immigration is nothing new

Joe Laughon's recent column for the Cafe con Leche Republicans provides an excellent short history of immigration controversies throughout American history. Given the nature of the rhetoric in today's immigration debate, it is both timely and insightful. I highly suggest you read it - and you can do so by clicking right here.

Obama blames Fox News for holding him accountable

There's been plenty of coverage about President Obama's interview with Bill O'Reilly before the Super Bowl, so we won't revisit it. However, we will make an observation.

President Obama blaming Fox News for his scandals is like a Scooby Doo villain getting caught and then blaming those meddling kids.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to treat myself to a Scooby Snack.


Democrats in Congress show hypocrisy over the minimum wage hike

While we all can agree that workers should be paid fairly, this push to hike the minimum wage is a seriously misguided attempt that will hurt the very people it wants to help. Ironically, as this graphic from PolicyMic.com shows, most of the congressmen supporting the hike don't even bother to pay their interns. Republicans shouldn't laugh too loudly at the hypocrisy; of the 4% that do, all are either Democrats or Independents. The GOP is much like the rest of Congress, and doesn't compensate their interns either. You can click here to see the full PolicyMic article about the 96%.

Mike Flynn of Breitbart.com has an excellent article about the myths surrounding the minimum wage issue, which you can read for yourself by clicking right here. Perhaps the most surprising fact about minimum wage workers comes from the Department of Labor itself, which states that out of 75 million hourly wage earners, only 1.2 million earn minimum wage, with most of those young workers just entering the work force.

It's a trap! White House offers up "Big Block of Cheese Day"

Every good trap needs bait. As if he was setting a political mousetrap, President Obama - with the help of some Hollywood celebrities - recently offered Americans some cheese. Not government cheese mind you, or even actual physical cheese. He’s offered “virtual cheese” in perhaps the oddest gimmick yet by the White House to convince Americans the Obama administration is open and transparent.

Using a YouTube video, the White House announced President Obama would hold a “Big Block of Cheese Day” on Wednesday, January 29. The idea came from President Andrew Jackson, who, in 1837, invited citizens to come by the White House and ask him any question they liked. Cabinet members and White House staff were also available to answer questions from the public in an unprecedented gesture of openness and accountability. President Jackson served a 1,400 pound block of cheese in the White House foyer for visitors to eat, hence the “Big Block of Cheese Day” name.

BEHOLD: A dog that looks like Vladimir Putin

A man in the Ukraine noticed that his dog looks like Vladimir Putin. Actually, the dog looks friendlier.

To paraphrase the popular meme: In Soviet Russia, dogs remove your testicles.

h/t: JewsNews.co.il

Raiders of the Lost Ark actor hates Israel

You know how they always say that artists are open-minded, tolerant types? Let's shatter that myth once again. In 2012, a number of British actors and playwrights protested (via an open letter) an invitation to Israel's national theatre company, Habima, to perform at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London as part of an international festival.

They were upset that Israel was invited to participate because they claim Israelis took land from the Palestinians. You know, those guys that support terrorism when they aren't blowing themselves up, along with hundreds of innocent people. And don't even get us started on the rockets they fire from the West Bank into civilian areas. Or their dancing in the streets to celebrate the 9/11 attacks on our country. Yeah, those poor, innocent, oppressed folk.

Among those who signed the letter was Paul Freeman, whose name may not ring a bell with you, but his face surely will, as he has appeared in a number of film roles, including Ivan Ooze, the villain in the 1995 Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers movie. Missed that one? Consider yourself lucky.

However, you likely will remember him as Rene Belloq, the French archaeologist and nemesis of Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark. I found just a bit ironic that a guy who dressed in ceremonial Jewish robes in a film that featured the wrath of God unleashed on the enemies of Israel would dare to criticize them in real life. Does he not remember what happened to his character? Sometimes, actors can be very stupid people.

Scarlett Johansson bucks trend of anti-Israel celebrities (and we name names)

We've criticized actress Scarlett Johansson on this site before (click here to read about her bizarre speech at the Democratic National Convention in 2012) but we also feel it is important to give credit where credit is due, even to liberal celebrities. So here's a little love for the Avengers' Black Widow.

According to a report by Benny Avni of The New York Post, Johansson was recently the target of much criticism from the left because she recently signed on as a spokesperson for Sodastream, the "make your own soda at home" company. A number of left-wing, anti-Israel activists are upset by this, because Sodastream has a factory in the West Bank. Liberal human rights group Oxfam International criticized Johansson for supporting an Israeli company in what they consider Palestinian land. Johansson, who is Jewish, isn't budging on her stand.

Many of these anti-Israel activists support boycotts of any businesses connected to the Jewish state, and in true liberal fashion, they hurt the very people they claim to support. Sodastream employs hundreds of Palestinians in their Israeli factories, paying them the same as their Jewish co-workers.

According to Avni, a number of celebrities are vocal supporters of the anti-Israel movement and boycott the country, including Vanessa Redgrave and Emma Thompson. Elvis Costello, Annie Lennox, Roger Waters, and Stevie Wonder refuse to perform in Israel. Waters, in particular, routinely bashes Israel and delivers anti-Semitic rants, according to Avni.

A number of musicians, however, do perform in Israel and defy the boycott. They include Justin Timberlake, Justin Bieber, Neil Young, Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys, Madonna and Bob Dylan.

h/t: JewsNews.co.il

Sarah Silverman's YouTube video features a pro-abortion Jesus

Comedian Sarah Silverman posted a YouTube comedy sketch today in which Jesus Christ visits her, drops an F-bomb, and asks her to spread his message - that women should be allowed to have abortions.

The video, called "Sarah Silverman is visited by Jesus Christ," also features actor Michael Weatherly, who plays Anthony DiNozzo on the hit CBS series NCIS, as Jesus. The video (featured below) shows Jesus appearing in a glittering light to Silverman in her apartment, and asking her to spread his message to people, while dropping the F-word in the process. Silverman then asks "Jesus" when life begins, and Weatherly responds "Fertilized eggs aren't people. People are people."

While wearing a shirt that says "Feminist" on it (apparently that needed to be made clear), Silverman then goes in an odd direction, ranting that "under God" wasn't added to the Pledge of Allegiance until the 1950s. She also gets angry when pointing out that "In God We Trust" became the nation's motto around the same time, saying it was in direct contradiction to the separation of church and state our nation's fathers intended.

Silverman then begins to blame religious intrusion in government for new laws making access to "safe abortions" harder to get. She criticizes Rick Perry for supporting a law that would reduce the number of abortion clinics in Texas from 42 to 5. She says "a woman should not have to pack a lunch to get health care." By "health care," she means an abortion. Silverman fails to mention that the clinics would close because the doctors performing the abortions there must be qualified enough to have admitting privileges at a local hospital. Most are not.

She also rants that women in Texas are "violated" by being "forced" to endure a sonogram showing the "fetus" before getting an abortion. She counters that men, in turn, should have a probe inserted into their penis, since sperm also show signs of "life."

The video is in support of a pro-abortion group called Lady Parts Justice.

Here is the video. Caution: there is very strong language.

GOP group: free markets should drive immigration policy

Bob Quasius of the Cafe con Leche Republicans has published a column on WND.com as part of an ongoing debate on immigration reform. He points out that conservatives should reject the current bureaucratic, over-regulated immigration system, and dispels a number of myths about immigrants. When Liberals Attack is proud to support Bob and the Cafe con Leche Republicans, who are moving beyond rhetoric and trying to solve a real problem.

Most people are unaware of what a ridiculous mess our current immigration system is. I didn't know myself until I met Ralph Isenberg of the Isenberg Center for Immigration Empowerment and began hearing horror stories from people they help - immigrants who thought they were doing the right things to be here legally, only to meet a faceless, heartless bureaucracy. Who handles immigration issues? The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the same guys who have been buying up ammo and military equipment for no good reason. Do we really think they want to help someone stay here legally when they need to meet a quota set by President Obama that says they need to deport millions of people every year?

To read Bob's column on how to reform the immigration system using free-market, conservative principles, click right here.

Disturbing facts about Wendy Davis' life revealed

Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis has built up an image of a strong, independent single mother whose hard work and determination took her from a trailer park, to Harvard, and then to the Texas Senate. However, a new report by Wayne Slater of The Dallas Morning News paints a much different picture than the one Davis and her campaign have painted, and it isn't very flattering. The report, in fact, reveals that Davis glossed over and even misrepresented some aspects of her personal life. She explained the situation by telling the Morning News that "my language should be tighter" when recounting her past.

LA Times writer: The Bible threatens to limit American liberty

History tells us that, for many of America’s forefathers, the fight for liberty was inspired by their Christian faith, best summed up by the idea that we are all endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights. According to Los Angeles Times columnist/cartoonist David Horsey, however, the Bible preaches anything but that. In fact, he argues that the Bible preaches a gospel that limits liberty, namely gay rights.

Scientists shoot down Obama's climate change agenda

Much of the nation is still thawing out from the recent polar vortex, but the Obama White House is already trying to spin the event as a result of climate change. On January 10, the White House hosted a “We the Geeks” video chat through Google Plus, discussing, as they describe it, “extreme weather events in the context of a changing climate.” Despite the White House’s best efforts, however, the experts couldn’t even agree that the recent extreme weather was the result of climate change.

The chat included a number of weather experts, as well as advocates from climate change organizations and White House staff. While the discussion was supposed to explain the science behind the polar vortex, the conversation eventually came around to the discussion of climate change, playing right into the President’s environmental policy.

A traffic jam in New Jersey? What difference does it make?

A big thanks to all of you who have shared our new meme thousands of times online. If you haven't had a chance to get it and spread it around, here you go.

Creepy TSA video shows us all as submissive dogs

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) would prefer that you obey them like a good puppy the next time you are stopped by them at an airport check-in.

That apparently is the takeaway from a new TSA cartoon aimed at kids. The two minute cartoon, available online (and included below), was created to help kids become more comfortable with the heavy-handed security measures at TSA airport checkpoints. Instead, the cartoon comes across as somewhat creepy, with talking dogs that walk upright, a submissive attitude toward government officials, and the joys of walking through a metal detector.

Dennis Rodman won't help American missionary held by North Korea

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman went on a profanity-laced tirade in a CNN interview Tuesday over his support of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and his refusal to speak out for an American missionary imprisoned by him. Kenneth Bae has been jailed in North Korea since 2012 for crimes against the government, which have never been detailed. He was sentenced to 15 years hard labor last year and is reportedly in ill health. Rodman is currently in North Korea on a goodwill tour with a number of former NBA players, and gave CNN an interview from Pyongyang this morning.

When Chris Cuomo of CNN's "New Day" asked Rodman if he would intervene on Bae's behalf, the former All-Star exploded., saying at one point, "I don't give a s**t." Rodman then deflected any notion that he could speak with his professed friend Kim Jong Un about Bae's case, saying instead the trip should be about the former NBA players touring with him.

"You know, you've got 10 guys here, 10 guys here, they've left their families, they've left their damn families, to help this country, as in a sports venture," Rodman said. "That's 10 guys, all these guys here, do anyone understand that?"

Rodman then took aim at Cuomo, after the CNN anchor suggested he use his position with Un to help Bae. "I don't give a rat's ass what the hell you think," he said. "I'm saying to you, look at these guys here, look at them ... they dared to do one thing, they came here."

When Rodman did address Bae's situation, he offered no sympathy, despite Cuomo pushing for facts. "Kenneth Bae did one thing. If you understand what Kenneth Bae did," he said. "Do you understand what he did in this country? No, no, no, you tell me, you tell me. Why is he held captive here in this country, why? I would love to speak on this."

After again deflecting the issue to talk about the players with him, Cuomo said "Don't use these guys as a shield for you," with Rodman insisting his efforts will open doors in North Korea. Charles Smith, one of the former NBA players accompanying Rodman on the North Korea trip, later told ESPN he regretted what the trip had become, saying politics had overshadowed the humanitarian intent.

Here's video of the exchange:


Check out MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry's "apology" tweets to Mitt Romney

Melissa Harris-Perry of MSNBC isn't exactly a beacon of journalistic impartiality (the fact that she's an MSNBC host should make that obvious), but even she reached Martin Bashir-like depths when she posted a picture of Mitt Romney's family during her December 29 show and proceeded (with her panelists) to ridicule his black adopted grandchild, who was sitting on the governor's lap. Even the UK's The Guardian was taken aback at the pompous insensitivity, which included singing "One of these things is not like the others" and remarks about black Republicans.

The outrage was immediate, but Harris-Perry's eventual apology was not. It took two days, but she did finally issue an apology - by Twitter. In true liberal fashion, however, she made sure not to let a professional crisis go to waste, as she attached a promotional hashtag - #MHPApology - to each of the five tweets that made up the apology. I suppose she thought the world was waiting with bated breath to hear her response, and she expected it to trend on Twitter (spoiler - it didn't). She also admits that she too, like the Romney baby, was a black child born into a white Mormon family, which makes her treatment of the Romneys that much more hypocritical and unbelievable. She also uses the term "transracial" instead of biracial, which sounds like an odd spin on transgendered. Check out the tweets after the break.

NBC New Year's Eve host mocks WW2 vets

What is it with idiotic New Year's Eve show hosts? It seems they don't even need alcohol to create controversy. Having Kathy Griffin co-host CNN's coverage is reason enough never to channel surf there, but now you can cross NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly off the viewing list next year as well.

On this year's show, Daly had some comedy hack named Natasha Leggero (left) on as a co-host. Her biggest credit to date is a Yahoo web series, which tells you all you need to know about her talent level. In discussing various news stories from 2013, Leggero remarked about the recent controversy in which SpaghettiO's tweeted a picture of their smiling mascot to mark Pearl Harbor Day. It was deemed insensitive, but it was nothing compared to what Leggero said about the controversy: “It sucks that the only survivors of Pearl Harbor are being mocked by the only food they can still chew.” Check out the video for yourself, and make note of actor Anthony Anderson's reaction, who finds it hilarious:


Not surprisingly, Leggero has yet to comment or apologize. Hopefully, she'll return to her place under the rock of obscurity she came from.

The artist behind the Trayvon Martin nativity scene speaks

You likely heard about the Christmas Nativity display at Claremont United Methodist Church in California, which featured a bleeding Trayvon Martin in the place of the baby Jesus. In this YouTube video, the artist behind the display, John Zachary, somehow tries to justify how this is appropriate.


Lost in this whole debate is the fact that no one, except for Zimmerman and Martin, know what happened that night. Both have their supporters and critics, and neither wants to admit that each one holds some responsibility in what happened. Both if them chose to confront each other when both had chances to walk away. This feeble attempt to paint Martin as an innocent victim is an insult to common sense and the miracle of the birth of Christ. This isn't the first time Zachary has used a nativity scene to make controversial social statements, and the United Methodist Church is to blame for allowing him to do this year after year. 

Cultural exhibitionism or political grandstanding? The motives behind the Rose Parade gay wedding

The motivation behind a Rose Parade float featuring a gay wedding depends on who you ask. The float, sponsored by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), featured a wedding cake with two men on top, who married during the parade. Millions witnessed the wedding this morning, in person or on television, during the annual New Year's tradition.

According to AHF, the theme of the float was "Love is the Best Protection." It seems like an odd, if not dangerous, statement to make for an organization trying to stop the spread of AIDS (doctors would argue a condom or abstinence might protect a bit better). They also say the float was meant to celebrate the legalization of gay marriage in several states. Their website included an op-ed from the LA Daily News stating gay marriage is now as mainstream as the Rose Parade itself. From their standpoint, the float, and the wedding, were part of a larger political statement.


Clinton appointee rules NSA spying constitutional

A U.S. District Judge has ruled the NSA's phone tapping program constitutional. The judge, William Pauley, was nominated to the bench in 1998 by Pres. Bill Clinton, on the recommendation of Democratic Sen. Patrick Moynihan. All the more reason to fight getting Hillary Clinton elected President. This is a sobering reminder that their actions have effects reaching far beyond their terms in office. We can't afford another Clinton.

Meet Gregory Marra, America's Sculptor!

Gregory Marra is known as one of the country's finest sculptors, with a particular focus on honoring America's heroes. Here, he works on a statue honoring former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, and his other works include our founding fathers.

Please check out his website, SculptingOurHeroes.com, for more information on this outstanding artist.

Bealls stores support "Merry Christmas"

With so many companies too gutless to say "Merry Christmas," it's nice to see a company step up and actually use the term. In this case, Bealls, part of the Stage Stores chain of department stores, sent out an email with the graphic seen here. While it doesn't invoke the religious aspect of Christmas, we appreciate the fact that they said the word.

If you'd like to send them a thank you for standing up for "Merry Christmas," click right here to send them an email through the Stage Stores website. We cannot confirm if other non-Bealls stores in the company chain (including Palais Royal, Peebles, Steele's, and Goody's Family Clothing, among others) also used the term in their advertising, so be sure to point out it was from a Bealls email ad.

Lockheed Martin shoots down the Boy Scouts

It seems military defense contractor Lockheed Martin is taking a cue from the anti-Christian rhetoric of the U.S. military. The company has announced it is pulling support of the Boy Scouts over their ban on gay scout leaders.

According to a story in the Marietta (GA) Daily Journal, Lockheed spokesman Johnny Witaker said the withdrawal of support "includes all company monetary contributions and company-sponsored employee activities with the Scouts like facility tours, on-site Scouting activities and events, service on the Atlanta Council’s executive board and employee volunteer activities on company time.”

Lockheed also announced the disapprove of the Boy Scouts' ban on atheists as Scout Leaders.

To contact Lockheed Martin to voice your disapproval, click here to visit their contact page and send an email.


Modern Family star issues obscene tweet to Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson

Why does it always come back to the anus? Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who is gay, jumped into the Duck Dynasty debate when he tweeted an insult to Phil Robertson on December 19. Robertson, in case you've been under a rock, was suspended by A&E from his television show when he dared to quote the Bible and say homosexuality is a sin. He also wondered why anyone would choose a man's anus over a woman's vagina. That didn't seem to sit well with Ferguson, who tweeted thusly:

Oy vey. So much for tolerance for others or opinion equality.

Check out the White House's Grinchy Christmas card

Take a look at the White House Christmas card - check that - HOLIDAY card. Apparently, either the Christmas decoration budget was sequestered or the Grinch struck the White House, because there isn't anything on it to indicate it is the Christmas season. No lights, no Christmas tree, not even a wreath is visible in the card. The word Christmas, of course, is not even used. The card does feature tiny dogs running across the front of the White House, though.

You would think the President would be ashamed to send out such a generic, bland, and totally secular Christmas card, but his attitude toward the Christian faith is perfectly reflected here. His Ramadan card, however, was awesome.

December 7, 1941: A day which will live in...hey look! Obamacare!

OK, I'm seriously beginning to think President Obama is trolling America now. There is no way the Leader of the Free World is this clueless.

His latest bit involves Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, which the President managed to forget mentioning on Twitter. He did, however, remember to tweet about Obamacare on the same day. Twice. Not even the official White House Twitter account mentioned it. They did, however, send out over a dozen tweets when Nelson Mandela died this week.

To see first-hand the President's misplaced priorities, click right here to see my full report at Examiner.com.

Obama's tribute to Mandela is all about himself


It seems every time America marks a solemn occasion, President Obama can't help making it all about himself. He repeatedly injects himself into the event, so instead of focusing on the passing of an American legend, for example, we focus on Obama contemplating the person instead. Narcissism can be sad when it is so blatant.

The photo above, courtesy of PJMedia.com, shows some of the President's recent tributes, which seem more like tributes to himself. It includes his recent tip of the hat to the passing of Nelson Mandela, in which Mandela is nowhere to be found. To read more about "President Selfie" and his obvious fascination with himself, click here to read my full report at Examiner.com

Martin Bashir quits MSNBC over Palin comments


After making some misogynistic comments about Gov. Sarah Palin, Martin Bashir has resigned from MSNBC. How will America survive with one less petty, know-it-all Brit on the air criticizing conservatives while getting rich off of it? We still have Piers Morgan to annoy us, unfortunately.

To read more about the early Christmas gift for conservatives everywhere, click right here to get the details on Bashir's weepy resignation letter from my column at Examiner.com.

Listen in to my appearance on the Wade Emmert Show!


I had the pleasure of appearing on the Wade Emmert show as a member of his "Power Panel," discussing everything from Obamacare to the Texas gubernatorial race (this is a Dallas show, after all). Big thanks to Wade (you can visit his website right here) for having me on and feel free to click below to hear the episode.

Now who's paranoid? Government caught collecting citizen's DNA

I usually don't buy into all the black helicopter/New World Order/Illuminati conspiracies floating around out there, but a recent story out of Ft. Worth may have us all thinking twice. According to NBC affiliate KXAS-TV, drivers on a busy Ft. Worth street were recently stopped at a police roadblock and asked for samples of their breath, saliva, and even blood. Off-duty members of the Ft. Worth police department helped staff of the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTA) with the roadblock, and even though giving up a DNA sample was "voluntary," being stopped was not, and drivers who were pulled over felt pressured to participate. The government offered compensation for collecting the samples. The NHTA claims it was an anonymous collection of samples for a survey of American drivers, but after complaints, Ft. Worth police apologized, saying the participation of their officers was not coordinated with headquarters. Attorneys say the roadblock and collection may have been a civil rights violation, and investigations continue. To find out more, read the story by KXAS right here.

Amazon's new show Alpha House is left-wing propaganda wrapped in an unfunny package

I recently had the chance to check out Amazon Instant's new comedy for their online video streaming service. It's called Alpha House, and it is written by Garry Trudeau, the liberal hack who created the political comic strip Doonesbury. As you might expect, the entire show was nothing more than a heavy-handed hit piece on conservative values. Had it been funny, I might have been more concerned, but it isn't. To find out more about the show, including some examples of how their "Marco Rubio" character was a mish-mash of racial stereotypes, click right here to check out my report on Examiner.com.

Obama's conference call works just as well as his Obamacare website

I decided to join in on the President's conference call on Monday night (11/18/2013), where the leader of the free world attempted to restore his shattered reputation by preaching to the faithful. Unfortunately, I never got the chance to hear his speech, as his website, BarackObama.com, couldn't properly load the audio feed from his call. That's right: another Obama website didn't work. Oh, irony. Incredibly, his people chalk it up to SO MANY PEOPLE trying to log in. Yeah, we've heard that one before.

Apparently, I wasn't the only one having issues with the website. According to Twitchy.com, lots of folks couldn't log in to the call, including many reporters. Oops.

If you didn't get to hear the Chosen One explain how everything's gonna be cool with Obamacare (eventually) either, you apparently didn't miss much. Twitchy reported that one of the President's ideas to boost Obamacare was to talk it up at Christmas parties. I'm not kidding. Obamacare supporters have sunk to the level of THAT GUY at every party who tries to sell you something. We may just win this war without having to fire a shot, since the opposition keeps shooting themselves in the foot.

Michael Moore REALLY hates American soldiers

Michael Moore took to Twitter on Veterans Day to slam those honoring our nation's soldiers. He also took a classless swipe at suicide in the military. To read his tweets (caution: they are nauseating) click right here to read our full report at Examiner.com.

BarackObama.com asks for money to save Obamacare

Things are so bad for Obamacare right now, the President is passing around the hat. In a recent email, Organizing for Action (OFA), the President;s political group that runs BarackObama.com, recently sent out an email asking for donations to help promote Obamacare. Since millions have had their insurance cancelled, they have all that extra money sitting around to donate, so who knows?

Click right here to read my full report at Examiner.com about OFA's appeal for donations, and the other outrageous claims they made as to why Obamacare is failing. It's good for a chuckle.

Finally, someone who likes Obamacare.....hookers!

It is obvious that President Obama didn't have your average, hard-working American in mind when he crafted Obamacare. With so many having their policies cancelled and their rates raised, the middle class seems to getting the short end of the stick.

So who is actually benefiting from the Affordable Care Act? Workers in the sex industry, it appears. A recent event organized by Obamacare supporters in San Francisco (of course) featured burlesque dancers performing risque skits in which they ended up topless to entertain strippers, hookers, and other assorted sex industry workers and convince them to sign up for Obamacare. It was dubbed a "Healthy Ho's Party." Seriously.

Apparently, when you're a hooker and only deal in cash, insurance is a problem. Thankfully, Obamacare will subsidize their health care - with our tax dollars. Thanks, Mr. President!

To read about the "Healthy Ho's" and how they will do just fine under Obamacare, click right here.

Happy Guy Fawkes Day!

Since it's Guy Fawkes Day, we should note that hundreds of years after the fact, we still face tyranny. We have a President who spies on us at will, ruins our insurance program (after lying about it), uses the IRS to punish his enemies, abandons our heroes to die on the streets of Benghazi, and disregards the Constitution he promised to defend. Sadly, even his political foes (including the party I support) seem more concerned with personal gain than serving the people. While we remember the 5th of November, we should also remember the first Tuesday of November, when we can participate in our own revolution.

Actress Molly Ringwald wants Wendy Davis as Governor of...Houston?

She used to be America's Sweetheart, but now she's proof the brain suffers severe trauma after too many years in Hollywood.

Actress Molly Ringwald decided the Texas Governor's race was missing something: her endorsement of Wendy "Abortion Barbie" Davis. She took the time to tweet on Thursday (Halloween, no less) "Support this woman. The next governor of Houston, Texas. #wendydavis #weneedwomenlikethese."

Her tweet instantly gained ridicule, with many asking exactly when Houston became a state. Others asked if she knows the difference between a mayor and a governor. She also appears to think Houston is the state capitol - wrong again, Molls - it's Austin. Personally, if politics gets her this confused, I wonder if she really knows that abortion ends a human life. I kinda doubt Wendy will fill her in.

Ringwald eventually deleted the tweet, blaming the mistake on jetlag. Yeah, flying makes us really stupid too. To read more about her tweet and the reaction to it, click here to read the full story at LifeNews.com.