Hillsdale College(Please check out the terrific online “Economics 101″ course that Prof. Wolfram is currently teaching. It’s free, and extremely informative. As he suggested on the show, share it with your kids and grandkids!)
As I noted here, the House Judiciary Committee is looking into whether Eric Holder lied under oath during his bizarre May 15, 2013 appearance, which featured his infamous “recusal” regarding the subpoenas of AP phone records. Even the democrats weren’t buying his claim that he recused himself, even though he can’t remember when, and he can’t look it up because it wasn’t in writing. Liberal commentators are demanding his resignation, and yesterday, Obama’s sleazy Chicago puppetmaster, David Axelrod signaled that he is close to joining the chorus. The Hill reports that in an appearance on MS-NBC’s “Morning Joe,” he said that he found the spying on Fox New’s James Rosen “troubling.”
Check out the video. The segment begins with CBS’ Bob Schieffer echoing the sentiments of Prof. David Cay Johnston from last Sunday’s show; specifically, when it comes to press access, the Obama administration is far from the “most transparent”in history. It’s just the opposite.
After last week’s hearing on Benghazi before Darryl Issa’s House Oversight Committee, we have even more questions about what happened on the most recent anniversary of 9/11. Still, it’s a clear picture is emerging, and common sense allows us to connect the very obvious dots. We’ll explore the remaining questions with über attorney Victoria Toensing, who represented the Benghazi whistleblowers, and who was scheduled to appear on last week’s show, but was delayed while traveling. Combining what happened in the Issa (R-CA) hearing with an application of my knowledge of the Chicago Way, I’m pretty sure I understand what happened. I’ll tell you during today’s show.Suffice it to say for now that it’s time to put Valerie Jarrett, David Plouffe, and Obama’s ultimate sleazemeister, David Axelrod under oath and get some answers.
There was another hearing in Congress last week, this time in the Senate on immigration. Any doubt that this 844-page monstrosity drafted by the Gang of 8 is a trick cooked up by Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), should be gone after what we heard last week. Of the over 300 amendments proposed to the bill, the defeat of the one specific change tells us everything we need to know. Paging Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL). Let me say it again: you are being played.
Didn’t Sen. Rubio’s mom warn him about guys like Chuck Schumer? What was the best advice your mom gave you?
Tune in today for the rest of the story.
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A couple of weeks ago on The Teri O’Brien Show, we, along with many of you, questioned the value of having people like the Tsarnaev family in this country. Other than murdering 4 people, and seriously injuring a couple hundred others, please remind me again, what exactly did these “hard-working immigrants” who we’re always hearing add to the vitality of our economy actually contribute? It appears that the only one actually working was the American-born wife of the elder Tsarnaev brother. I guess under the insane Nancy Pelosi, Tom Vilsack, Steny Hoyer test, the rest of this sorry bunch helped stimulate our economy tremendously. How? By receiving welfare, of course!
The Tsarnaev family, including the suspected terrorists and their parents, benefited from more than $100,000 in taxpayer-funded assistance — a bonanza ranging from cash and food stamps to Section 8 housing from 2002 to 2012, the Herald has learned.
“The breadth of the benefits the family was receiving was stunning,” said a person with knowledge of documents handed over to a legislative committee today.
The state has handed over more than 500 documents to the 11-member House Post Audit and Oversight Committee, which today met for the first time and plans to call in officials from the Department of Transitional Assistance to testify.
Kudos to the Herald for managing to get this information out, despite the efforts of liberal, “immigrants rights” supporting Gov. Deval Patrick, who stonewalled efforts by reporters to help the public exercise its right to know. Massachusetts Gov. Patrick (D-Natch), also noted for being an Obama clone, who is also from Chicago, and from whom Barack “borrowed” some choice words back in 2008, originally cited family “privacy” for his refusal to disclose this disgusting news. (Aside: Both Barack and Deval were advised by Chicago sleazemeister, David Axelrod.) There’s an eye-opener. Dead people have privacy rights? Who knew?
Isn’t it fascinating how liberals demand “privacy” for people’s choices, but also demand that other people must pay for these “independent” decisions? Shades of Sandra Fluke, who you will recall made the compelling case that her “reproductive” decisions were 100% none of your business and also 100% your financial responsibility. If that’s a tad confusing for you, congratulations. Your common sense is still intact. I can’t say the same for Gov. Deval Patrick.
We know that entry Number One in the Left’s playbook, so well articulated by Chicago mayor Rahm “Tiny Dancer” Emanuel, is “never let a crisis go waste,” so of course, we shouldn’t be surprised that yesterday’s terror attack in Boston gave them an opportunity to expel the bile and rage that we’ve come to expect. Their Dear Leader, naturally, remained above the fray, mouthing his usual predictable platitudes about the fact that “there are no Democrats or Republicans” after a horrible event like a terrorist attack, even though the Left politicizes everything, except he didn’t call it that. Now we know why, and it wasn’t because he didn’t want to “jump to conclusions” because apparently he did. It would be left to his minions to tell us what he was thinking. This morning Obama apparatchik Number 1, Chicago sleazemeister David Axelrod appeared on F. Chuck Todd’s “Daily Rundown” show on the 24/7 televised insane asylum, MS-NBC, and said something very revealing; specifically, that Obama thinks that this attack may have something to do with “tax day.” In response to a question about why he was reluctant to use the “T” word, he said “You use those words and it means something very specific in people’s mind. And I’m sure what was going through the president’s mind is — we really don’t know who did this — it was tax day. Was it someone who was pro–you know, you just don’t know. And so I think his attitude is, let’s not put any inference into this, let’s just make clear that we’re going to get the people responsible.” Watch for yourself.
And, when you’re looking for idiotic, way out in left field–and I do mean left–analysis, you can always count on Chris “The Screamer” Matthews, who was on the same page with the guy he’s had a bobbysoxer crush on since that first thrill went up his leg. Here he agrees with democrat Massachusetts congressman that it may have something to do with “Tax Day.”
Then there was Nicholas Kristof, columnist for the Liberal Death Star, who took to Twitter to blame–wait for it–Senate Republicans. Why? Because they haven’t confirmed an ATF director. There actually has not been an actual ATF director for six years, and the acting director and Obama’s choice, B. Todd Jones, isn’t exactly a stellar candidate. From a March 19, 2013 story in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune:
In interviews with the Star Tribune over recent months, more than a dozen agents, judges and prosecutors elaborated on their concerns — detailing major drug and gang cases that Jones’ office refused to prosecute and describing an erosion of trust between the top law enforcement official in Minnesota and those assigned to tackle the government’s most dangerous cases. A federal judge has gone so far as to say that Jones’ office “compromised the judicial system” in one major gang case and put a federal prosecutor at risk.
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) has been demanding answers about Fast and Furious, and Mr. Jones involvement in that stinky situation in which Eric Holder’s Justice Department convinced the City of St. Paul to agreed to drop an appeal in a Supreme Court case in exchange for the federal government’s agreement to not intervene in two separate cases.
Kristof later took it back, but his knee jerk reaction is very revealing, not only of their hatred for their political opponents, but for another fact; that is, they never learn. Nanny Bloomberg’s speculation after the Times Square bombing, the theories of a “angry white loner” during the terror spree in metropolitan Washington D.C. are other examples. I’m sure that you can think of your own.
I guess we should be grateful that they didn’t blame George W. Bush and Dick Cheney, or the late Richard Jewell.
Wasn't that our Dear Reader, Barack Hussein Obama (Praise be his name), lecturing us last week on "income inequality" and fairness? In what universe is it fair that 40% of the people who pay income taxes pay for everything, while some people not only pay nothing, but get a check from the productive members of society?
The simple fact, one that we have been discussing endlessly on these pages and on The Teri O'Brien Show for years, is that Obama's "transformation" of America is all about wealth and income redistribution.
From Illinois Review: "The Illinois Conservatives started as just a Facebook group in 2008, founded by then-18-year-old Zach Oltmanns, to act as a forum for conservatives across the state to discuss various races and policies.
Five years later, the Facebook group still exists and operates with the same function, but it has ballooned in membership to more than 3,000. The group’s leadership team also endorsed numerous candidates in the 2010 and 2012 election cycles, with Oltmanns and others lending a hand to candidates and speaking on behalf of the group at events around the state.
Now, the group that started online with heavy youth involvement, is taking another, major step forward. The Illinois Conservatives group announced Monday it is becoming a state PAC, effective immediately, in order to better help conservative candidates in statewide races with grassroots support. "
Video of the Day
The 1962 Department of Defense film narrated by Jack Webb that was featured in some of the "Easter Eggs" (soundbites played during commercial breaks) in The Teri O'Brien Show, 12/8/13. It shows what happens to a typical American town after apathetic citizens allow a commie takeover.