East Coast Brain Rot Explained: A Primer for Real Americans

(Note: The term “Real Americans” refers to those of us outside the Washington, D.C. inside-the-beltway bubble.)

I think I may have first realized it after an unfortunate self-inflicted overdose of watching Dana Perino, Karl Rove and Matthew Dowd on television. Suddenly, after hearing the phrase, “those Tea Party crazies have killed the Republican brand” one time too many, I had a Kevin McCarthy-like revelation. I do not refer to the Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) who is a member of the House leadership, although, I’m sure the Congressional McCarthy might have had a similar epiphany after watching that troika. No, I mean the Kevin McCarthy who starred in Don Siegel’s 1956 classic “Invasion of the Body Snatchers.” McCarthy played Dr. Miles Bennell, who returned from a business trip to discover many of his friends and patients suffering from a bizarre malady, one about which they themselves are blissfully unaware. According to their worried loved ones, the afflicted appear identical to their former selves on the outside, but those who know them well are convinced that they’ve been replaced by unfeeling, dead behind the eyes lookalikes.

In the movie, whatever it is that turned these normal Americans into weird Doppelgängers isn’t identified, but when it comes to inside-the-beltway elitist pundits, I not only know what ails them, I have a name for it, one that came to me suddenly during that aforementioned-RINO fest. It’s not that their bodies have been occupied by some frightening alien life force. It’s that their brains have been severely eroded by an airborne ailment that eats away at the area of the cerebral cortex that regulates the ability to perceive events and situations accurately, and to use the life experience that fosters common sense to understand them. Like the malaria common to the Washington, D.C. swamps one hundred years ago, it’s prevalent in our nation’s capital, but it can be found in other large metropolitan areas. If you display any of the following symptoms, you may be suffering from this same problem: (1) the obsessive need to be admired by people who despise you and everything you claim to stand for, and to be considered “reasonable” and “moderate” by them (2) the very mistaken, and demonstrably hilarious, belief that attendance at an Ivy League college is prima facie evidence that a person is intellectually superior to pinheads in the middle of the country who attend schools with names that end in “SU,” (3) heart palpitations and the breaking out in a cold sweat in terror at the thought that anyone might think that you are one a member of the “far right” and (4) the all-consuming desire to fit in with snooty, prissy East Coast elites. Is that you? (Dana, did you sneak over here again?) If you have any of these symptoms, you may have East Coast Brain Rot ™

Sadly, ECBR ™  is not limited to the chattering class, as they are known using the dull cliché that they use to describe themselves. Lack of original thought is another symptom, one they share with the leftists in academia and media that they are so desperate to impress. No, unfortunately, I can name several elected officials, even some who claim to be proud “conservatives” who show disturbing evidence of being infected. I would have thought Rep. Paul Ryan would be immune to this horrid plague, but apparently even a gun-loving, plain spoken, down-to-earth, but smart as a whip, son of the Heartland is not. Last week, I got a wake up call when Rep. Ryan penned a Wall Street Journal op-ed that sent thrills up the legs of the ECBR community (Yes, we’re looking at you, Medved) by claiming to address the issue of the entitlements that will turn this country into a bankrupt basket case without mentioning the Barack Obama’s hideous health care scheme. I realized then that even this guy can be seduced by the charms of being a member of the Washington elite. Obamacare is not only the mother of all entitlements. It is the crown jewel of Obama’s “transformation” of our precious country into a socialist utopia, and he doesn’t even mention it? A very bad sign.

How can this happen? I know it’s probably nearly impossible for you, Bitter Clinger, to imagine how thrilling it would be to be praised by Charles Krauthammer at a glittering Georgetown party, or to hear Dana Perino squeal with delight while acknowledging your brilliance as you explain “baseline budgeting,” but try this analogy to gain some understanding. What if you were suddenly on the receiving end of gushing admiration by the cast of Duck Dynasty times Sarah Palin times Wayne LaPierre? See, that’s what I’m talking about. Imagine what they might get you to say or do to keep their love. “Yes, actually, I have taken down and dressed several moose. Why do you ask?”

So the next time you ask yourself how a Republican could say something more suitable to a liberal democrat, now you have your answer. Dedicated conservative patriots continue to labor day and night to find a cure for ECBR ™ In the meantime, you have been warned.

Obamacare, The Mother of All Income Redistribution Schemes-The Teri O’Brien Show-9-22-13

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Never doubt me. As noted here, in the show preview that we post before each week’s show, I mentioned that al-Shabaab, the Somali-based terror group that has taken responsibility for the brutal, bloody murder of innocent people at a shopping mall in  Nairobi, Kenya, has a robust recruiting program in the U.S., especially in Minnesota. Now we learn that several Americans were involved in this attack. No worries, though. I’m sure that even though they have American passports, there’s no chance that they will be able to get back into the country and put their terrorist skills to use at a mall near you.

East Coast Brain Rot afflicted Republicans and their Amen chorus in the dinosaur media tells us that it’s absolutely impossible to convince the Senate to pass the Continuing Resolution that the House sent them last Friday. That bill funds the entire government, with one notable exception; that is, Obama’s hideous, job-destroying, health insurance terminating, medical provider retiring Unaffordable Care Act. Impossible? Really? These are the same people that told us that Congress would green light Obama’s idiotic idea to lob a few missiles into Syria. That was supposed to be a done deal. Then you started calling your Congress critters. It’s even more critical that you do that now, especially if you live in a red state with a senator up for re-election next year.

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In new recruitment video, the Somali militant group al-Shabab praises ‘martyrs’ from Minnesota | Star Tribune

Kenyan Police Move to End Siege on Nairobi Mall – WSJ.com

Iran responsible for 1998 U.S. embassy bombings – Washington Post

Judge Finds Sudan and Iran Liable for 1998 Embassy Bombings – The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times

Obama ridicules Republicans at Congressional Black Caucus dinner – Washington Times

The $4 Billion Typo in Obamacare’s ‘Louisiana Purchase’ – Forbes (Caller Ron reminded us of the infamous “Louisiana Purchase,” the $200 million bribe in the form of extra Medicaid funds for Louisiana that got Sen. Mary Landrieu to vote for Obamacare. As it turns out, it’s even worse than we thought. Read this piece for details.)

Fight Like a Girl! Defunding Obamacare. Yes We Can: The Teri O’Brien Show 9-22-13

Here we go again. The Lame Stream Media will tell you. So will their fellow sufferers of ECBR (East Coast Brain Rot), establishment Republicans and brilliant analysts like the poster boy for that ailment, Karl Rove. Friday’s vote in the House of Representatives to send the Senate a Continuing Resolution to fund every single thing in the federal government, from the Pentagon to other important expenditures of federal funds like studying the genitalia of waterfowl or figuring out why lesbians are fat, with one notable exception, the heinous (Un)Affordable Care Act was a pointless, and even self-destructive gesture. “It will never work.” “It’s impossible,” they wail. I’m glad these gutless wonders weren’t around in 1775, or we’d be pledging allegiance to Her Majesty the Queen. Yet, not only has Congress enacted several modifications to Obamacare, which King Barack has signed, he himself has decided to unilaterally delay some provisions, give waivers to some of his friends, and otherwise behave like a dictator. The Constitution gives the power of the purse to the House. You’d think a Constitutional scholar like himself would know that, and certainly not mock the House for exercising its responsibility by making the very bizarre claim last week that their actions are those befitting a “banana republic,” when that label is more appropriate for the lawlessness of his gangsta government.

Right on cue, the Jurassic Media begins bleating about the Republicans voting to “shut down the government,” previewing their intention for a remake of their 1995 classic “Sob Stories of the Government Shutdown,” featuring senior citizens on the verge of starvation, confused and tearful children shut out of national parks, and veterans being denied their benefits, thanks to heartless jerks like Sen. Ted Cruz. They are also attempting to gin up the perception that there is a war within the GOP, running stories about Sen. Rand Paul agreeing with Karl Rove, something Sen. Paul denies.

Al Qaeda on the run file: Another bloody Islamic terror attack, this time at a Kenyan shopping mall. How is this possible? I thought al Qaeda was on the run! Are we reliving history? Many first became aware of al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden as a result of 1998’s American embassy bombings in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam Tanzania. Now it’s Somali-based al Shabab, a group that has been actively recruiting fighters in Minnesota. Will any of these Somali-Americans come back here to try this tactic on a mall near you? And, as the new Iranian President embarks on a charm offensive that will no doubt beguile Barack Obama, it’s worth remembering a federal judge’s ruling about what country was essential to the success of the 1998 bombings.

Another shooting rampage by a lunatic gives anti-freedom bed wetters another opportunity to display their ignorance. We’ll unpack that during today’s Second Amendment update.

Our guest is the fearless Mychal Massie, the former National Chairman of the conservative black think tank, Project 21,and author of Random Rants: I Was Right Then, and I am Right Now.

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Happy Cinco De Mayo, or as Barack Obama might say, “Cinco de Cuatro!”

Barack Obama goes to Mexico, warns us not to get all “bogged down” worrying about border security, and apologizes AGAIN for the United States, this time for being responsible for drug trafficking and the prevalence of guns, and conveniently neglects to mention that his administration deliberately sent lots of them there in an attempt to gin up gun control hysteria in the United States. As his fellow pinko Lenin would say, to make an omelette, you’ve got to break some eggs. What’s a few hundred dead Mexicans?

For the 5th time in the last 18 months, Obama goes to Ohio, this time to THE Ohio State University to reward the wet-behind-the-ears Obamabots who mindlessly voted for him because he’s so cool. He warns them not to get all bogged down in listening to people who tell them that government isn’t the source of everything good in their lives.

With a straight face, faux reasonable, moderate, middle-of-the-road guy/national embarrassment Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) explains that unless we pass the 844-page “comprehensive immigration reform,” it won’t be possible to make sure that people like the Tsarnaev accomplices don’t overstay or re-enter the country with expired student visas, demonstrating how breathtakingly stupid the democrats really think we are.

Rudy Giuliani makes a great case that Robel Phillipos, Azamat Tazhayakov and Dias Kadyrbayev should be charged with being accessories in the murder of MIT police officer Sean Collier.

On May Day, amazingly, once again, illegal aliens emerge from “the shadows” to wave Mexican flags and hang out with communists and anarchists. The Left, including their stenographers in the LSM, say “Communists? What communists?” So does the afore-mentioned pudgy huckster, Dick Durbin.

Benghazi survivors remain “in the shadows,” but whistleblowers will testify on Wednesday before Darryl Issa’s committee.

Bill Maher celebrates the gassing and incineration of his fellow citizens by our government at Waco.

At the NRA convention, Wayne LaPierre says bring it on, and reflects on what it’s like to be called a “liar” by Barack Obama. I think it’s sort of like being called “fat” by Michael Moore, or “stupid” by Elisabeth Hasselback.

Archived-Articles: What’s a bigger national embarrassment – Gitmo or Durbin? (FLASHBACK: My American Thinker piece about Sen. Durbin)

Obama talks guns, drugs in Mexico – POLITICO.com (Can you say “Fast and Furious?”)

Immigration bill contains 400 waivers, exceptions and exemptions | The Daily Caller (as we’ve told you for the last several weeks, the “Gang of 8″ immigration bill is another democrat trick. The amnesty is first and forever, and the border security comes later, if ever.)

Obama In Mexico: Without Latino Support I Wouldn’t Be President… | Weasel Zippers (Thanks a lot, Guys!)

Friday ceremony honors Benghazi victims Page 1 of 2 | UTSanDiego.com (How touching! Somehow I’d feel much better if in addition to the laying of wreaths, eight months post-Benghazi we had some answers about why we were lied to)

The Benghazi Talking Points | The Weekly Standard (Steve Hayes terrific piece that exposes the fact that the original talking points prepared about this incident were scrubbed of references to al Qaeda.)

Three additional people taken into custody in Boston Marathon bombings – Boston.com

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Friends Who Tried to Destroy Evidence Entered U.S. With Expired Visas (we heard the hilarious audio, in which Cong. Peter King (R-NY) explained that we don’t have the technology that would allow the right hand to know what the left hand is doing.)

Vaseline Bomb Link Prompts al Qaeda Concerns: EXCLUSIVE (Vaseline? Who knew it was a common component in bomb making?)

The deadly sound silence can make | Boston Herald (opinion piece that agrees that Dzokhar’s pals are complicit in the murder of MIT Sean Collier)

Waco: The Rules of Engagement Movie Review (1997) | Roger Ebert (even this extreme liberal movie critic realized that the federal government’s official story justifying its murder of 76 Americans didn’t pass the smell test)

Rubio: ‘Get Me Rewrite!’ | The Daily Caller (Sen. Rubio is apparently catching on.)

 Marathon Pundit: Still unrepentant post-Boston: Bill Ayers defends Weather Underground bombings (Marathon called the show to give us this Bill Ayers update)

 

The Benghazi Coverup with Whistleblowers’ Attorney, Victoria Toensing-Today on the Teri O’Brien Show

UPDATE: Victoria Toensing was not able to join us. She was delayed traveling home. We hope to have her on the show soon. 

During a week when Barack Obama had to state that rumors of his demise are greatly exaggerated, the reality is that rumors of al Qaeda’s demise, fueled by the One’s desire to perpetuate his pre-election mantra that “GM is alive and Osama bin Laden is dead,” are the thing that has been seriously, and dangerously exaggerated, as demonstrated by both Benghazi and Boston. The Benghazi coverup is beginning to unravel. In a terrific piece of reporting, Steve Hayes of the Weekly Standard confirms this weekend what we knew all along; specifically, “senior Obama administration officials knowingly misled the country about what had happened in the days following the assaults.” Where’s my shocked face? This coming Wednesday, three whistleblowers, all career State Department officials, will testify before Rep. Darryl Issa (R-CA) and his Oversight and Government Reform Committee. We are delighted that their attorney, the amazing Victoria Toensing, will be our guest today. What will her clients tell the committee? What did she mean when she said that “people have been threatened” when they wanted to speak up about what happened in Benghazi on September 11, 2012? Will this hearing cause the floodgates to open, as more come forward to tell the truth? Has she received the apology she demanded after a State Department spokesperson called her a “liar?”

During his excellent Latin American adventure, our Dear Reader cautioned us against getting “bogged down” on the issue of border security. Unfortunately for those who agree, including the thousands demonstrating on May Day for “immigrants’ rights,” this statement came during the same week that we learned that two pals of the surviving Boston bomber who helped him cover up the crime were in the country illegally. What common household item did they make a point of removing from Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s dorm room? Is it common knowledge that this stuff, which you probably have in your home, can be used to make a bomb? I didn’t know. How did they?

2nd Amendment Update: Barack Obama has stated that he’s not done trying to trample on gun rights. NRA says bring it on. Liberals mock the 2nd amendment and celebrate the government’s incineration of American citizens on American soil at Waco.

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Are we At The Brink? Professor John Lott-Show Notes, 4-7-13 Edition of The Teri O’Brien Show

IMPORTANT NOTE: I want to sincerely apologize to the audience for audio problems that occurred in the last 30 minutes of the show. Although it is impossible to avoid all technical issues, I promise that we shall figure out what the problem is and do whatever we can to make sure it doesn’t happen again.Thanks for your patience!

Thanks to our guest, Professor John Lott, and congratulations to him on his terrific new book, At the Brink: Will Obama Push Us Over the Edge?

Unfortunately, the technical problems seriously messed with the flow of the show, and we didn’t get to a lot of the content that we had in the stack. I know what you’re thinking. That happens every week. Yes, it does, but to a much lesser extent. We didn’t get to talk at all about the silly controversy surrounding Barack Obama’s complimenting California Attorney General Kamala Harris’ appearance, the passing of Roger Ebert or several other issues. Once again, my apologies.

Amazon.com: At the Brink: Will Obama Push Us Over the Edge? (9781621570516): John R. Lott Jr.: Books

More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun Control Laws, Third Edition (Studies in Law and Economics)

The Bias Against Guns: Why Almost Everything You’Ve Heard About Gun Control Is Wrong

John Lott’s Website: Gun Control Advocates Misinformation by Guard in Columbine Attack

You Lie: Obama Says Newtown Shooter Had a “Fully Automatic Weapon” – Liberty News

Gabby Giffords: Join the fight for safer U.S.   – NY Daily News

Getting gun a simple matter for Jared Loughner | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Rep. Diana DeGette appears not to understand how guns work

Obama budget would cut entitlements in exchange for tax increases – The Washington Post

Beyonce and Jay-Z Bankroll Racists – Humberto Fontova – Page 1

Writer of Times Op-Ed on Racism in Cuba Loses Job – NYTimes.com

US Lawmakers Express “Concern” Over Jay-Z, Beyonce Cuba Trip

Jay-Z and Beyonce — Blasted for ‘Ignorant & Insulting’ Cuban Vacation | TMZ.com

Exclusive: Illegal Border Crossings Double, Border Becomes Less Secure as Beltway Gets Close to Deal on Immigration Reform – Katie Pavlich

In the stack, but not addressed:

Defense Department classifies Catholics, evangelicals as extremists – Washington Times

I do not fear death – Salon.com (a column by Roger Ebert written after his cancer diagnosis, but years ago)