Good gosh, Gloria




Steinem Mocks POW McCain

GLENN: It is Monday and I have to tell you I'm about to lose my frickin' mind here with some of the news that's going on from Obama coming out and, "I'm a Christian, I pray to Jesus, I pray to Jesus, I pray to Jesus, look at me, praying to Jesus." Why is this even an issue? And why is it that Barack Obama can say on one night during a -- during the last debate that he believes Senator Clinton and a couple of days later they blame the Clintons for releasing the pictures. And yet nobody pays attention to it. Why is it that Barack Obama's wife can come out and say leave corporate America? In some of the most hypocritical statements I think I've ever read and yet the press gives her a pass. Why is it that Gloria Steinem is not leading the news today? She's leading it here. Gloria Steinem, in a speech for Hillary Clinton, "Women for Hillary." How about people for Hillary! How about Americans for Hillary! Can we stop dividing ourselves? She belittled John McCain. Let me make this clear. I'm not a John McCain supporter but I tell you I'm coming this close to defending the guy I am clearly going to defend him on this one but I mean, as a candidate I can't take it anymore. This is so unbelievably out of bounds. She talked about John McCain, how he had been put in a bamboo cage for five and a half years. The man can't even comb his hair. His arms were ripped out of the sockets so many times, he can't lift his arms up past his shoulders and she belittles it. "This is supposed to be a qualification for President of the United States? I don't think so." Really? You don't think so? That doesn't tell you anything about a man's character at all. Will you put your life at stake for your country? Will you crack under pressure? Are you a man of courage? Yeah, I think having my arms pulled out of the sockets over and over and over again while I live in a bamboo cage for five and a half years, I think that says a lot about somebody. Now, what you do with the rest of your life, I've told you, if I've told you once, I've told you a thousand times I don't care what happened during the Vietnam War. It's over. It's ancient history. But a guy who's been kept in a bamboo cage, you're going to take that on and you're going to belittle that and you're going to say it makes no difference in forming a man's character? I got news for ya. It forms a man's character. It changes a man's life. Quite honestly, I mean, I've mentioned this before. I'm concerned about John McCain's temper. Well, where do you think his temper came from? Oh, I don't know. Probably from having his arms ripped out from his sockets while living in a bamboo cage for five and a half years! Then she goes off on this antimilitary rant. I can't take these people anymore. She actually starts in: First of all, suppose that John McCain would have been Joan McCain and Joan McCain had been captured, shot down and was a P.O.W. for eight years living in a bamboo cage. Reporters would ask, what did you do wrong? What terrible things did you do while you were captive for eight years?

Are you kidding me? If they would have shot down a female prisoner, do I need to remind you about the girl from West Virginia that the whole country stopped so we could go and save? Do you think it would be less? Do you think we would actually be sitting here? You pinhead. Do you think we would actually be sitting here going, "Well, look at the way she was dressed." If she were Joan McCain... stop it. You self-centered, self-righteous socialist, out-of-control, dangerous, man-hating bitch. Shut your mouth. We might have bought into this crap in the 1960s because too many people were doing LSD. We're not on LSD anymore. You need to start making sense.

Then she goes on to say, "I'm just glad that Hillary Clinton wasn't trained to kill people." Really? You're glad? Yeah, yeah. "Well, I don't need the President of the United States to be a killer, as you would call them. I would call them a member of our military." You're glad that Hillary Clinton wasn't trained to kill people. "I'm just glad John McCain was trained to kill people." Really? So you hate the military that much? I'm really glad we have people who are trained to kill people and also have enough restraint to kill the right people and not just people who piss them off.

I have profound respect for the military. I for one, Gloria Steinem, am glad we have people who are trained to kill people because to quote, probably a very good friend of yours, Jack Nicholson, "We need people on that wall." And I'd like people on that wall who are trained to kill people because I've got news for you. There were people outside in the world and in here in the country that are trying to kill us. I'd like to have a gun or two. I'd like to make sure we have a military. What do you say? You know what, here's an idea. Let's put people without training, without training at all to kill people. Let's put them up on the wall to guard us, to keep us safe. Let's put them up there. You know what? Let's put you on the wall, Gloria Steinem? We'll put you on the wall because you are such an out-of-control, crazy bitch that you'll scary everybody away! We won't need any guns! We'll just put you in... "I ain't going near Gloria Steinem; she's crazy." Maybe that would solve the problem, Gloria, but thanks for stopping by. I miss the Sixties. I really do. Let's smoke a pound of dope sometime, shall we? Jeez.

Stu, I think today's going to be a day I'm going to pop a blood vessel.

In light of the national conversation surrounding the rights of free speech, religion and self-defense, Mercury One is thrilled to announce a brand new initiative launching this Father's Day weekend: a three-day museum exhibition in Dallas, Texas focused on the rights and responsibilities of American citizens.

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Attendees will be able to view historical artifacts and documents that reveal what has made America unique and the most innovative nation on earth. Here's a hint: it all goes back to the core principles and values this nation was founded on as laid out in the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights.

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What happened?

A New York judge ruled Tuesday that a 30-year-old still living in his parents' home must move out, CNN reported.

Failure to launch …

Michael Rotondo, who had been living in a room in his parents' house for eight years, claims that he is owed a six-month notice even though they gave him five notices about moving out and offered to help him find a place and to help pay for repairs on his car.

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“I think the notice is sufficient," New York State Supreme Court Judge Donald Greenwood said.

What did the son say?

Rotondo “has never been expected to contribute to household expenses, or assisted with chores and the maintenance of the premises, and claims that this is simply a component of his living agreement," he claimed in court filings.

He told reporters that he plans to appeal the “ridiculous" ruling.

Reform Conservatism and Reaganomics: A middle road?

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Senator Marco Rubio broke Republican ranks recently when he criticized the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act by stating that “there's no evidence whatsoever that the money's been massively poured back into the American worker." Rubio is wrong on this point, as millions of workers have received major raises, while the corporate tax cuts have led to a spike in capital expenditure (investment on new projects) of 39 percent. However, the Florida senator is revisiting an idea that was front and center in the conservative movement before Donald Trump rode down an escalator in June of 2015: reform conservatism.

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The "reformicons," like Rubio, supported moving away from conservative or supply-side orthodoxy and toward policies such as the expansion of the child and earned income tax credits. On the other hand, longstanding conservative economic theory indicates that corporate tax cuts, by lowering disincentives on investment, will lead to long-run economic growth that will end up being much more beneficial to the middle class than tax credits.

But asking people to choose between free market economic orthodoxy and policies guided towards addressing inequality and the concerns of the middle class is a false dichotomy.

Instead of advocating policies that many conservatives might dismiss as redistributionist, reformicons should look at the ways government action hinders economic opportunity and exacerbates income inequality. Changing policies that worsen inequality satisfies limited government conservatives' desire for free markets and reformicons' quest for a more egalitarian America. Furthermore, pushing for market policies that reduce the unequal distribution of wealth would help attract left-leaning people and millennials to small government principles.

Criminal justice reform is an area that reformicons and free marketers should come together around. The drug war has been a disaster, and the burden of this misguided government approach have fallen on impoverished minority communities disproportionately, in the form of mass incarceration and lower social mobility. Not only has the drug war been terrible for these communities, it's proved costly to the taxpayer––well over a trillion dollars has gone into the drug war since its inception, and $80 billion dollars a year goes into mass incarceration.

Prioritizing retraining and rehabilitation instead of overcriminalization would help address inequality, fitting reformicons' goals, and promote a better-trained workforce and lower government spending, appealing to basic conservative preferences.

Government regulations tend to disproportionately hurt small businesses and new or would-be entrepreneurs. In no area is this more egregious than occupational licensing––the practice of requiring a government-issued license to perform a job. The percentage of jobs that require licenses has risen from five percent to 30 percent since 1950. Ostensibly justified by public health concerns, occupational licensing laws have, broadly, been shown to neither promote public health nor improve the quality of service. Instead, they serve to provide a 15 percent wage boost to licensed barbers and florists, while, thanks to the hundreds of hours and expensive fees required to attain the licenses, suppressing low-income entrepreneurship, and costing the economy $200 billion dollars annually.

Those economic losses tend to primarily hurt low-income people who both can't start businesses and have to pay more for essential services. Rolling back occupational licenses will satisfy the business wing's desire for deregulation and a more free market and the reformicons' support for addressing income inequality and increasing opportunity.

The favoritism at play in the complex tax code perpetuates inequality.

Tax expenditures form another opportunity for common ground between the Rubio types and the mainstream. Tax deductions and exclusions, both on the individual and corporate sides of the tax code, remain in place after the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Itemized deductions on the individual side disproportionately benefit the wealthy, while corporate tax expenditures help well-connected corporations and sectors, such as the fossil fuel industry.

The favoritism at play in the complex tax code perpetuates inequality. Additionally, a more complicated tax code is less conducive to economic growth than one with lower tax rates and fewer exemptions. Therefore, a simpler tax code with fewer deductions and exclusions would not only create a more level playing field, as the reformicons desire, but also additional economic growth.

A forward-thinking economic program for the Republican Party should marry the best ideas put forward by both supply-siders and reform conservatives. It's possible to take the issues of income inequality and lack of social mobility seriously, while also keeping mainstay conservative economic ideas about the importance of less cumbersome regulations and lower taxes.

Alex Muresianu is a Young Voices Advocate studying economics at Tufts University. He is a contributor for Lone Conservative, and his writing has appeared in Townhall and The Daily Caller. He can be found on Twitter @ahardtospell.

Is this what inclusivity and tolerance look like? Fox News host Tomi Lahren was at a weekend brunch with her mom in Minnesota when other patrons started yelling obscenities and harassing her. After a confrontation, someone threw a drink at her, the moment captured on video for social media.

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On today's show, Pat and Jeffy talked about this uncomfortable moment and why it shows that supposedly “tolerant" liberals have to resort to physical violence in response to ideas they don't like.