Trump ‘absolutely’ would approve waterboarding

GOP presidential candidate recently told a crowd that he would use waterboarding to try to extract information from terror suspects because “they deserve it.”

“Would I approve waterboarding? You bet your ass I would — in a heartbeat,” he said at a rally in Columbus, Ohio. “I would approve more than that.

Waterboarding, Trump said, is nowhere near as cruel as the terror tactics currently being used by U.S. enemies.

“On the other side, they chop off our young people’s heads and they put them on a stick,” he said. “On the other side, they build these iron cages and they put 20 people in them and they drop them in the ocean for 15 minutes and then pull them up 15 minutes later.”

Trump said that opposition to waterboarding is a symptom of political correctness, citing “very important” unnamed sources who privately admit the effectiveness of the tactic to him despite their public opinions.

Leftist students run circles around conservatives, when it comes to censoring stuff

Campus censorship has become a special avocation among the progressive left.

Fifty years ago, that statement might have implied that liberal students were the ones fighting censorship, that they were the ones speaking out against the censoriousness of their conservative classmates and institutional brass.

Today, it means the opposite. If it’s politically charged or can hurt your feelings — or even if it can do neither of these things but can nevertheless serve as a pretense for cultural attacks — campus progressives are sure to police it.

The Daily Caller News Foundation (DCNF) recently reviewed available data tallying more than a decade’s worth of student blowback against guest speakers whose views they haven’t liked. The data, compiled by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), tracks the number of organized attempts to have some controversial speaker or other disinvited from their scheduled engagements on college campuses nationwide.

As goes NPR, so go the Democrats

Is it any surprise that the age of National Public Radio’s listening audience mirrors that of the Democratic Party’s roster of would-be presidents?

National Public Radio — whose member stations, despite being government-funded, still rely on private donations to keep the doors open and the lights on — is getting old. Listenership is down; and among those who still cling to NPR’s programming, the age average is trending decidedly upward.

From The Washington Post:

NPR’s signal has gradually been fading among the young. Listening among “Morning Edition’s” audience, for example, has declined 20 percent among people under 55 in the past five years. Listening for “All Things Considered” has dropped about 25 percent among those in the 45-to-54 segment.

The growth market? People over 65, who were increasing in both the morning and afternoon hours.

The scandalous propaganda of ‘Scandal’

The pro-abortion lobby got millions of dollars’ worth of free publicity last Thursday, when the winter finale of the hit television show “Scandal” aired.

It was actually a one-two punch for the pro-abortionists. The first plotline concerned a filibuster by a female senator to prevent legislation that would have ended mandatory funding for Planned Parenthood.

Mind you, the bill in question wouldn’t have stripped one penny from the nation’s leading provider of abortions. No, all it would have done is move the hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer funds Planned Parenthood receives each year into the discretionary category.

In other words, it would require new congressional approval each year — just like our military. While that may seem eminently sensible to you and me, the possibility that the abortion provider could lose even a dollar in federal funding was treated in the show as one of the greatest threats possible to women’s health.

Why are government and the AMA doing an about face on drug marketing?

Patent “medicines” are among the greatest deceptions of our time. They are products of advertising — very sophisticated and subtle advertising.

What do patent medicines do for those persuaded to take them? They are palliatives that suppress symptoms. They do nothing to “cure” or in any way enhance the immune system. Nor do they make any claims as such, but the public misses this vital point.

The federal government, through the Food and Drug Administration, unleashed the pharmaceuticals upon the American people, resulting in massive and unbelievable profits. The American people didn’t stand a dog’s chance in hell against this monstrous and deceptive fraud. What a scam! What a cash cow!

The trigger happened in 1997 when the FDA relaxed the rules for drug advertising direct to the consumer (DTC). Only the U.S. and New Zealand permit this.

Obama administration: Terrorists don’t kill people; guns kill people

The White House on Monday shifted the blame for the Paris terror attacks from jihadists to guns, as White House spokesman Josh Earnest said members of Congress should make it harder for people to purchase guns in the U.S. rather than worry about terrorists entering the nation.

Earnest made the remarks after a House vote to decrease the number of Middle Eastern refugees President Obama is working to bring into the U.S.

“Members of Congress are prepared to allow those individuals who are already in the United States and are suspected of having links to terrorism of going and purchasing a firearm,” he told reporters.

Earnest then suggested that the National Rifle Association, not ISIS, should scare Americans.

“I think that is a pretty clear indication that Republicans in Congress are more interested in playing politics and more scared of the NRA than they are concerned about doing the right thing for our national security,” he said.

Fake ‘refugees’ are more common than Obama wants to admit

Open borders organizations have long coached illegal immigrants to claim “credible fear” in order to be guaranteed access to the U.S. if they are caught sneaking into the country. Now, so-called “refugees” from terror strongholds in the Middle East are using similar tactics to enter countries throughout the Western world.

According to Judicial Watch, the federal government is knowingly allowing into the U.S. hundreds of illegal aliens who lie about fearing for their lives in their home countries.

From the organization:

In mid-2014 [the National Immigrant Youth Alliance (NITA)] orchestrated a racket seeking to bring 250 illegal aliens into the U.S. through the Otay Mesa Port of Entry in San Diego, California. To assure the migrants were allowed to stay in the U.S., the group had them falsely claim that they had a “credible fear” of returning to their native country. Foreigners can claim asylum under five categories, based on fear of persecution over race, religion, nationality, political opinions or membership in a specific social group.