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Government Archives

Rush Limbaugh, RIP

“Impeachment season 2” is now behind us. I give my review of this shortened season (short due to no investigation episodes and because no witnesses were called).

And one of the greats of talk radio, Rush Limbaugh, has passed away. He was a pioneer in his field, bringing conservative views and explaining them in a way that we could all understand them.

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Senate Impeachment Trial: January 6 Video Montage

Rush Limbaugh, conservative talk radio pioneer, dead at 70

New Jersey man explains how he made 14-foot Lincoln snow sculpture

Chicago Lists Lincoln Statues Among Monuments to Review

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Too problematic for San Francisco

So many restrictions that were enforced because of COVID-19 are being lifted, seemingly all at once. Is it a miracle, or is there something else going on?

The San Francisco Board of Education has decided to rename 44 of its schools. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson are among those problematic school names, but there are many more that you would not think are a problem (especially when you hear one example of why one of those names is on the list).

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All Hail The Reopening!

Andrew Cuomo Announces Indoor Dining Can Resume Despite Coronavirus Being Worse Than When He Banned It

San Francisco to strip Washington, Lincoln from school names

Statues of Washington, Jefferson Aren’t ‘Next,’ But It’s Complicated, Historians Say

Protesters tore down a George Washington statue and set a fire on its head

Portland protesters tear down ‘racist’ statue of Thomas Jefferson

The Holier-Than-Thou Crusade in San Francisco

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Executive Orders are too powerful

Presidents like to tell what they will do in their first 100 days in office, but executive orders make just the first hundred minutes very powerful. Sending out edicts is not what representative government should be, for any political party.

And Joe Biden is no different. I take a look at just a few of his EOs in this episode.

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Biden to sign 17 executive actions, orders to reverse Trump policies, restore Obama-era programs on first day

Biden to kick off presidency by signing 17 executive actions

Heritage Foundation Experts Respond to Ill-Advised Biden Executive Orders

Biden orders biological males be permitted in women’s sport

U.S. Funds World Health Organization That Boot-Licks China, With Deadly Results

Current treatment period may be too short to remove competitive advantage of transgender athletes

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Defund the Police?

I have 3 topics this time, all suggested by listeners.

First, a description of how the pandemic has affected one listener.

Second, an email wonders what “defunding the police” will do to taxes; will they go down or will the government find somewhere else to spend the money? 

And third, another email alerted me to a group on the Left that is planning to react to any election shenanigans of violence from the Right over the election. At least, that’s what they claim.

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Minneapolis officials said they would defund the police. Some now regret that pledge.

The Left Is Setting The Stage For A Coup If Trump Wins

The Left Secretly Preps for MAGA Violence After Election Day

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Coleman Hughes

This time out, I’m presenting an article written by Coleman Hughes. It’s called “Stories and Data: Reflections on Race, Riots, and Police”. It’s his story, where he looks at the stories and data behind police shooting, and draws conclusions straight from them.

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Stories and Data: Reflections on race, riots, and police

ColemanHughes.org

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Hamilton faces the Cancel Culture

Conservative speakers at college campuses have been dis-invited, turned away by the mob, or required extra security (at the speaker’s expense) to deal with the cancel culture. CEO’s have stepped down, and Republicans have been shown the door in restaurants, but the Left was fine with this.

Then they came for “Hamilton”, and some on the Left grew a spine. Welcome to those of us fighting for free speech. I hope it lasts.

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‘Hamilton’ Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda Responds To ‘Cancel Hamilton’ Criticism

J.K. Rowling Smeared As Transphobe, ‘Canceled’ After Saying Biological Sex ‘Is Real’

A Letter on Justice and Open Debate

JK Rowling, Over 100 Others Sign Letter Condemning Cancel Culture. One Caves, Apologizes. Rowling Responds.

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Any chance?

The President’s proposed budget cuts spending by $4 trillion. Could we actually see a reduction in spending that we’ve needed for so long? Or is this just a dream?

How many Democrats would vote for a socialist for President? The answer may (or may not) surprise you.

Who let the world in CO2 reduction in 2019? The answer may (or may not) surprise you.

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White House proposes slashing $4.4 trillion from budget over 10 years

76 PERCENT OF DEMOCRATS SAY THEY’D VOTE FOR A SOCIALIST FOR PRESIDENT, NEW POLL SHOWS

Global CO2 emissions in 2019

Reddit post looking for podcasts

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Death all around us

Happy New Year! Here’s an uplifting question to start things off; what was the leading cause of death in 2019? I’m not just talking about the US, but on a global scale, what single cause killed the most people?

A family is once again trying to get a hospital to keep their young child alive. No, this isn’t another British family fighting the NHS, this is quite a bit closer to home.

And Donald Trump is fulfilling another promise to reduce the Regulatory State.

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Abortion was leading cause of death worldwide in 2019 with 42 million killed

Planned Parenthood Loses 400,000 Donors After Killing More Babies in Abortions Than Ever Before

Judge Rules Hospital Can Shut Off 11-Month-Old Baby’s Life Support Over Mother’s Objections

Trump issues fewest regulations in 44 years, third record low

CNN settles lawsuit with Nick Sandmann

The Most Absurd PC Moments of the 2010s

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The Laboratories of Democracy sometimes fail

Ah, the states, those laboratories of democracy. The idea is to see if a policy works in one before using it in another, or before taking it nationally. But if something fails in one state, why would you take it up in another.

President Trump bad-mouthed NATO allies who weren’t paying their agreed-upon support to the alliance. He was criticized for that, but guess what’s been happening?

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Crime surges in Oklahoma as Republicans continue to open prison doors

WINNING: Trump Doubles NATO Countries Paying Financial Obligations, Warns ‘Delinquent’ Countries Must Pay Up

POLL: 20% of Bernie Sanders supporters say they would NOT vote for a socialist president: ‘Do they not realize’ he’s a socialist?

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Corey Johnson

Backing down

New York City is backing down on freedom of speech and freedom of choice restrictions. Guess who you have to thank for that?

What’s the biggest problem with newspapers today? Their product is the news we read, and what job have they cut (or outsourced) that devalues it?

California made theft more attractive. Guess what they got?

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Fearing Supreme Court, gay NYC councilman moves to repeal conversion therapy ban

Episode 150: The Main Reason Why I’m Voting for Trump [Consider This]

Corey Johnson (politician) [Wikipedia]

Elimination of copy editors has been disastrous for newspapers

California Shocked To Find Bill Decriminalizing Retail Theft Resulted In… More Retail Theft

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