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Anti-Bullying Campaigners Bullying Free Speech

Facebook has announced a pilot program in Maryland that will give government officials in the school districts a special channel through which to flag inappropriate content for take down. This is concerning, for obvious reasons. According to the state’s Attorney General, they envision the channel as giving the government the opportunity to take down content...

Observations: The QandO Podcast for 13 Oct 13

10 months agoUS Politics / Conservative : QandO

This week, Michael and Dale discuss the government shutdown. The direct link to the podcast can be found here. As a reminder, if you are an iTunes user, don’t forget to subscribe to the QandO podcast, Observations, through iTunes. For those of you who don’t have iTunes, you can subscribe at Podcast Alley. And, of [...]

Yellen for head at the Fed…

The country is in the best of hands. And if you believe that, I’ve got a great deal on swamp land in downtown Phoenix. Several months ago President Present Obama announced that Ben Bernanke would be leaving his job as Chairman of the Federal Reserve when his current term runs out in January. Yellen will [...]

Obama's Latest Moves to Close Gitmo A Mere Blip On Networks' Radar

Charlie Rose's 18-second news brief on Thursday's CBS This Morning is the sole Big Three network mention so far of the Obama administration's decision to review the cases of dozens of terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay in preparation for the possible release. Show More Summary

Observations: The QandO Podcast for 29 Sep 13

10 months agoUS Politics / Conservative : QandO

This week, Bruce, Michael, and Dale discuss the government shutdown and Republican party. The direct link to the podcast can be found here. As a reminder, if you are an iTunes user, don’t forget to subscribe to the QandO podcast, Observations, through iTunes. For those of you who don’t have iTunes, you can subscribe at [...]

Illinois congressman explains why he skipped Benghazi family testimony

By Benjamin Yount | Illinois Watchdog SPRINGFIELD — U.S. Rep. Danny Davis, D-Ill., is a busy, busy man. That’s why he didn’t stick around last week during a congressional hearing into the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. He wasn’t disrespecting the families of those killed, he said. “The hearing...

Observations: The QandO Podcast for 22 Sep 13

10 months agoUS Politics / Conservative : QandO

This week, Bruce, Michael, and Dale discuss the week’s shootings, and the debt limit. Be sure not to miss the hilariously incompetent closing credits. The direct link to the podcast can be found here. As a reminder, if you are an iTunes user, don’t forget to subscribe to the QandO podcast, Observations, through iTunes. For [...]

Big 3 Ignore Benghazi Victims' Parents, Marvel at Caroline Kennedy's 'Shining' Moment

The Big Three broadcast networks made their slanted priorities clear on their Thursday evening newscasts, as they fawned over Caroline Kennedy's Senate confirmation hearing earlier that day, but failed to cover the emotional congressional testimony of Pat Smith. Show More Summary

No Obama-style leader for Illinois, Bill Daley quits gov’s race

BYE-BYE: Daley quits the Illinois governor’s race after just a few months. By Benjamin Yount | Illinois Watchdog SPRINGFIELD — One year in the White House and half that on the campaign trail. Bill Daley, President Obama’s former chief of staff, couldn’t even make it six months in his bid for Illinois governor. He quit...

Observations: The QandO Podcast for 15 Sep 13

10 months agoUS Politics / Conservative : QandO

This week, Bruce, Michael, and Dale discuss the Republican-led House’s decision to fully fund Obamacare, the economy, and the Obama Administration’s Syria-related stupidity. The direct link to the podcast can be found here. As a reminder, if you are an iTunes user, don’t forget to subscribe to the QandO podcast, Observations, through iTunes. For those [...]

Radio wars over Medicaid payments rage in NM

BEHAVIORAL BATTLE: The controversy over allegations of $36 million of potential fraud in New Mexico has now taken to the airwaves.. By Rob Nikolewski ? New Mexico Watchdog SANTA FE – Allegations of what the Human Services Department has called “credible allegations of fraud” among behavioral health providers has sparked a heated debate. The source...

Illinois governor closes $700,000 doors after horse is out

By Benjamin Yount | Illinois Watchdog SPRINGFIELD — There won’t be two sets of $700,000 doors at the Illinois Capitol, not now that Gov. Pat Quinn has ordered a freeze in renovation spending. VERSAILLERS OR SPRINGFIELD? Gov. Quinn says lawmakers are not living among the French royal family. But Quinn’s order comes too late to...

Lights out: Duluth pulling plug on e-cigarettes

Tom Steward Watchdog | Minnesota Bureau E-Cigarette Advocate Conley: A great incentive for an e-cigarette vendor to set up shop outside of Duluth. DULUTH — If it looks like a cigarette, puffs like a cigarette and fits in your hand like a cigarette, the city of Duluth says it should be banned like a cigarette....

Observations: The QandO Podcast for 8 Sep 13

11 months agoUS Politics / Conservative : QandO

This week, Bruce, Michael, and Dale discuss the Republican-led House’s decision to fully fund Obamacare, the economy, and the Obama Administration’s Syria-related stupidity. The direct link to the podcast can be found here. As a reminder, if you are an iTunes user, don’t forget to subscribe to the QandO podcast, Observations, through iTunes. For those [...]

CBS Points Out Obama's Odd 'Red Line' Denial; NBC Spins It As 'Redefined' Line

Wednesday's CBS Evening News twice underlined President Obama's 2012 "red line" remark before playing a soundbite of the Democrat's "I didn't set a red line" reversal earlier in the day. Scott Pelley noted that "a year ago, he [Obama]...Show More Summary

CBS Highlights Benghazi Anniversary; Fails to Mention Obama and Hillary By Name

Tuesday's CBS This Morning spotlighted the upcoming one-year anniversary of the Islamist attack on the U.S. diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya, but whitewashed the role of President Obama and his administration, including that of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Show More Summary

Observations: The QandO Podcast for 01 Sep 13

11 months agoUS Politics / Conservative : QandO

This week, Bruce, Michael, and Dale discuss Syria. The direct link to the podcast can be found here. As a reminder, if you are an iTunes user, don’t forget to subscribe to the QandO podcast, Observations, through iTunes. For those of you who don’t have iTunes, you can subscribe at Podcast Alley. And, of course, [...]

Observations: The QandO Podcast for 25 Aug 13

11 months agoUS Politics / Conservative : QandO

This week, Michael, and Dale discuss Syria, the NSA, and tiptoe ever so carefully around the subject of race in America. The direct link to the podcast can be found here. As a reminder, if you are an iTunes user, don’t forget to subscribe to the QandO podcast, Observations, through iTunes. For those of you [...]

It pays $27,900 a year to not work in NM

TO WORK OR NOT: New Mexico ranks 18th in the nation in total welfare benefits, according to a national study done by the Cato Institute. By Rob Nikolewski ? New Mexico Watchdog SANTA FE — Is it easier not to work than try to find a decent job? That’s the question some ask after a...

John Kerry Clears State Dept. Officials Over Benghazi; ABC, NBC Yawn

Tuesday's CBS This Morning stood out as the only Big Three network morning newscast to cover the latest development in the controversy surrounding the September 11, 2012 Islamist attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya. GayleShow More Summary

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