Denial and Dishonesty in Foreign Affairs, Legislation Fights, and Candidacies

Dishonesty ended up being the running theme through this week’s podcast. The denial side of it is dangerously evident in the speeches we get from the State Department – Marie Harf saying that #Jobs4Jihadis would fix things better than just killing them all. Then there’s the political-spin type of dishonesty in the debate about the DHS funding bill. Then the money-grubbing cronyism dishonesty in the FDAs decades-long deception about cholesteral. Finally, the pernicious elitist dishonesty evident in all of the scorn and derision being heaped on Scott Walker for…gasp!…not having a college diploma.

It sounds very depressing, and it kind of is, but there’s a span there where all of your hosts lose it and giggle like the 12 year olds we really are.

It’s all in the podcast


Your hosts

THIS WEEK’S LINKS:

Marie Harf Explains – http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2015/02/marie-harf-explains-3.php

Twitchy on Harf – http://twitchy.com/2015/02/17/what-are-you-talking-about-marie-harf-goes-on-the-defensive-and-off-the-rails/

Harf Is Too Nuanced For You – http://www.mediaite.com/tv/marie-harf-to-critics-maybe-my-comments-were-too-nuanced-for-you/

Why Does Creepy Uncle Joe Biden Get A Pass From Liberals? – http://talkingpointsmemo.com/cafe/–100590

Senate Democrats Choosing Illegal Immigrants Over Border Patrol Agents – http://dailysignal.com/2015/02/17/senate-democrats-choosing-illegal-immigrants-border-patrol-agents/

ButterGate and Bansturbators – http://jamesdelingpole.com/2015/02/so-butter-is-good-for-you-just-like-global-warming-then/

Mike Rowe on Walker – https://www.facebook.com/TheRealMikeRowe/photos/a.151342491542569.29994.116999698310182/944284522248358/?type=1&pnref=story


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Media Deception And How We Can Get Around It

Old media – they’re not just biased, they’re also dishonest. We talk about the Brian Williams issue, what it means for the media in general, and more importantly, how we can work around it. How can conservatives capitalize on the loss of trust and growing understanding of media bias. New medai, the ability to reach anyone, anywhere, usually for free works to our advantage. We have to use it.

We discuss the specific examples of Brian Williams and the lies they tried to push about Thom Tillis, how it’s of a piece with Hillary’s lies about the Bosnian Sniper Fire, and then we discuss the example of abortion. How the right used the left’s tacitc of never quitting and it’s the culture that we’ve been able to change, slowly, knowing that the law will follow.

It’s all in the podcast


Your hosts

THIS WEEK’S LINKS:

 When Brian Williams Loses Salon… – http://www.salon.com/2015/02/05/brian_williams_big_iraq_flub_why_his_apology_only_raises_more_questions

Williams Lying About Katrina – http://soopermexican.com/2015/02/06/i-was-in-the-same-hotel-as-brian-williams-during-katrina-eyewitness-says-anchor-is-full-of-crap/

More of Williams’ Katrina Lies – http://soopermexican.com/2015/02/04/also-fabricated-brian-williams-told-similar-story-in-katrina-about-cop-rescuing-him-from-gangs/

Williams Suspended for Six Months – http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/brian-williams-suspended-six-months-wake-review-n304086

Brian Williams Covers Hillary Clinton’s “Sniper Fire” Incident – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkNEDXvjP18

‘Where’s Hillary?’ – http://freebeacon.com/blog/wheres-hillary/

RE Culture On The Refinery – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1A1hNdKWajs

Phillip DeFranco Show – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mckx0NmxyqQ

A Teenager’s View on Social Media – https://medium.com/backchannel/a-teenagers-view-on-social-media-1df945c09ac6

Tom Tillis and BathroomGate – http://hotair.com/archives/2015/02/04/thom-tillis-and-the-absurdity-of-bathroom-gate/


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The Refinery E34: Trash Police, PC Craziness, Fighting All the Time

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This week’s topic:

On this episode of #TheRefinery, The Conservative Union’s Leslie & Ryan, The Party Of Choice’s Cori & Andy, and Free Radical Network’s Felicia & JD talk about Seattle’s ban on THROWING OUT FOOD, Political Correctness, and discuss “Fighting ‘Til They Win” in our Left Tactics segment!

Of course, the FIRST thing we talk about…Florida Man calls Texans Crazy. 


Your hosts

THIS WEEK’S LINKS:

Florida Man calls Texas ‘Crazy’ – http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2015/02/03/texas-lawmakers-want-apology-to-entire-state-after-hastings-calls-it-crazy-state/

Fingers Malloy – Seattle’s Garbge Police – http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jan/30/fingers-malloy-no-there-shouldnt-be-law/

Emily Zanotti – GOP Candidates, Stop Talking About Vaccines – http://spectator.org/blog/61681/note-gop-candidates-stop-talking-about-vaccines

Jonah Goldberg – China Syndrome Liberalism – http://www.nationalreview.com/article/397604/china-syndrome-liberalism-jonah-goldberg

Why Government Money Can’t Fix Poverty – http://jaltcoh.blogspot.com/2015/02/why-government-money-cant-fix-poverty.html

It’s Never Over Until the Left Wins – Voter ID – https://plus.google.com/u/0/102371306159232675813/posts/1ePL6dLb9kX

Shaneen Allen Is Free (Basically) – http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/388798/shaneen-allen-free-basically-charles-c-w-cooke

Right on Crime – http://www.rightoncrime.com/

Families Against Mandatory Minimums – http://famm.org/

GenOpp – http://generationopportunity.org/criminaljustice/


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The Refinery ep.33: Infighting, Trolling, and Thinking

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On this episode of #TheRefinery, The Conservative Union’s Leslie, The Party Of Choice’s Andy, and Free Radical Network’s Felicia & JD discuss Jim Geraghty NR’s article “Why Are We Here”, talk about #LeftTactics: Trolling, and WHY PEOPLE DON’T THINK ANYMORE!

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*Because if we can’t sell Liberty, we suck; but if we can’t learn how to sell Liberty, we are defeated*

THIS WEEK’S LINKS:

Jim Geraghty “Why Are We Here” – http://www.nationalreview.com/campaign-spot/396844/why-are-we-here-jim-geraghty

RE:Culture on The Refinery about You Tube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1A1hNdKWajs&list=UUb1XxgYBqGmZHgS3FXSds7A

Incrementally Destroying Obamacare – http://www.thepartyofchoice.com/articles1/message-to-the-gop-go-slow-by-andy-peth

Obama Trolls the GOP – http://nypost.com/2015/01/17/obama-loves-trolling-the-gop-even-when-it-hurts-dems/

The Refinery ep.32: GOP vs. Science, YouTube, SOTU

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On this episode of #TheRefinery, The Conservative Union’s Leslie, The Party Of Choice’s Andy, and Free Radical Network’s Felicia & JD discuss Elitism, the “Republicans Are Anti-Science” meme, YouTube interviewing the President, and yes, The State Of The Union.

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*Because if we can’t sell Liberty, we suck; but if we can’t learn how to sell Liberty, we are defeated*

THIS WEEK’S LINKS:

Matt Lewis – Anti-elitism or Anti-intellectualism? – http://www.mattklewis.com/?p=7997

Sowell – ‘And Then What?’ – http://wichitaliberty.org/economics/thinking-beyond-stage-one-economic-development/

How does the GOP fight a populist, tax the rich proposal? – http://hotair.com/archives/2015/01/19/how-does-the-gop-fight-a-populist-tax-the-rich-proposal/

No, the GOP Is Not at War With Science – http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/01/no-the-gop-is-not-at-war-with-science-114195.html#ixzz3PRKYeYOh

Turning Science Into the New Welfare Queen – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bob-seay/rand-paul-nsf-budget_b_6467666.html

State of the Union You Tubers – http://www.teaparty.org/keeping-classy-obama-interviews-3-amateur-youtube-personalities-sotu-77724/

BREITBART UNITY!!!! – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isW3xvQS8e8

The Refinery ep.31: Je Suis Charlie

On this episode of #TheRefinery, The Conservative Union’s Leslie & Ryan, The Party Of Choice’s Andy, and Free Radical Network’s Felicia & JD discuss #JeSuisCharlie, Kurt Schlichter’s “I Am A Liberal” chapter three (a #MUSTREAD for conservatives) Selling Vs Selling Out, and finally “What Do You Say” on #ObamaCollege!

THIS WEEK’S LINKS:

All Speech or None – http://freeradicalnetwork.com/all-speech-or-none/

Kurt Schlichter’s book: ‘I Am A Liberal’ – http://www.amazon.com/Am-Liberal-Conservatives-Dealing-Irritating-ebook/dp/B009CAV210

Selling v. Selling Out – http://freeradicalnetwork.com/selling-out-v-selling/

‘Free College!’ by Andy – http://www.thepartyofchoice.com/articles1/free-college-by-andy-peth

The Refinery ep.30: Boehner, RINOs, and Hoodies

On this episode of #TheRefinery, The Conservative Union’s Leslie & Ryan, The Party Of Choice’s Cori & Andy, and Free Radical Network’s Felicia, JD, & Stephen talk about the return of Darth Boehner!

With John Boehner regaining his position as Speaker Of The House, many on the right have… expressed some concerns… about the direction of the country and the RINOcity of certain House GOP members, The Refinery crew tackle what we need to do in light of this event, as well as debunking some hoodie myths and laughing at Harvard Professors.

THIS WEEK’S LINKS:

Boehner: ‘The Horse You Rode In On’ – http://freeradicalnetwork.com/the-army-you-have/

The Hoodie Ban is a Media Lie – http://freebeacon.com/blog/oklahoma-wants-to-ban-hoodies-nope-its-a-media-lie/

When Obamacare Came to Harvard – http://www.nationalreview.com/article/395777/when-obamacare-came-harvard-rich-lowry

The Refinery ep.1429: Resolutions for Conservatives

The Conservative Union’s Leslie & Ryan, The Party Of Choice’s Cori & Andy, and Free Radical Network’s Felicia & JD discuss some New Year’s Resolution ideas for the Conservative movement!

Resolutions like:

  • Remember Who The Real Enemy Is
  • Source Everything
  • Fight Hard, But Don’t Be A Jerk
  • Winning is a Principle
  • Think Twice Before You Write People Off
  • Calling people ‘stupid’ didn’t work for #Gruber, and it won’t work for us.

THIS WEEK’S LINKS

Andy’s article ‘Message to the GOP: Go Slow’ – http://www.thepartyofchoice.com/articles1/message-to-the-gop-go-slow-by-andy-peth

Red Tape is Strangling Good Samaritans – http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/12/27/the-red-tape-strangling-good-samaritans.html?via=desktop&source=facebook

Kid Tears Up Store – http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/12/30/little-hellion-goes-on-over-three-minute-rampage-terrorizing-a-store-until-one-person-gets-fed-up-and-does-the-right-thing/

Andy’s article ‘Intellectual Cover’ – http://www.thepartyofchoice.com/articles1/intellectual-cover-by-andy-peth

Clickbait Headlines – http://freeradicalnetwork.com/obama-to-force-congress-to-let-him-run-for-an-illegal-3rd-term-in-2016/

The Dexter Defense (You Are Stupid) – http://freeradicalnetwork.com/the-dexter-defense/

The Refinery ep.1428: Christmas Spirit, Two Americas, Bullying

On this week’s episode of #TheRefinery The Conservative Union’s Leslie & Ryan, The Party Of Choice’s Andy & Cori, and Free Radical Network’s Felicia, Peter, & JD get into the Christmas spirit with some holiday talk, we get into what might happen if the country was split into two new countries based on ideology, and we talk about “The Age Of The Bully” in our Left Tactics segment!

THIS WEEK’S LINKS: 

Abundance Without Attachment – Arthur Brooks – http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/14/opinion/sunday/arthur-c-brooks-abundance-without-attachment.htm

4 Ways to Reduce Stress and Materialism This Christmas – http://thefederalist.com/2014/12/16/4-ways-to-reduce-stress-and-materialism-this-christmas/

7 Ways to Simplify Your Christmas – http://thefederalist.com/2014/12/19/seven-ways-to-simplify-your-christmas/

We Live in the Age of the Bully – http://thefederalist.com/2014/12/22/we-live-in-the-age-of-the-bully/

The Left Discovers You Shouldn’t Collectivize Guilt – http://www.nationalreview.com/article/395320/left-discovers-you-shouldnt-collectivize-guilt-charles-c-w-cooke

IRS Targeting – http://www.forbes.com/sites/robertwood/2014/12/23/irs-hid-conservative-targeting-until-after-2012-presidential-election-smidgen-corrupt/

Kurt Schlichter’s Free Market Jesus Paradise piece – http://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2014/12/15/nothing-succeeds-like-liberal-secession-blue-america-without-red-america-would-be-a-basket-case-n1931175

Republicans are Winning the Fiscal Fight – http://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/republicans-are-winning-fiscal-fight

Culberson Sets Record Straight on CROmnibus – http://ponderingpenguin.blogspot.com/2014/12/culberson-sets-record-straight-on.html

Foreign nationals job stats – http://dailycaller.com/2014/12/19/fewer-us-born-americans-have-jobs-now-than-in-2007/

Immigrant Job Gains, Native Job Losses – http://cis.org/immigrant-gains-native-losses-in-the-job-market-2000-to-2013

The Refinery ep.1427: Terrorism, CROmnibus, and Whining

On this week’s episode The Conservative Union’s Leslie & Ryan, The Party Of Choice’s Chandra, and Free Radical Network’s Felicia, Peter, & JD talk about the horrific terror attacks in Australia and Pakistan, fallout from #CROmnibus, and the Left whining about lower gas prices!

THIS WEEK’S LINKS:

http://dailycaller.com/2014/12/15/before-ted-cruz-and-mike-lee-there-was-sarah-palin-and-christine-odonnell/

http://www.redstate.com/2014/12/15/blogger-dont-understand-senate-better-ted-cruz/

http://hotair.com/archives/2014/12/15/mike-lee-dont-blame-ted-cruz-and-me-for-letting-harry-reid-push-through-a-bunch-of-obamas-nominees/

http://hotair.com/archives/2014/12/14/did-the-cruzlee-plan-to-stop-executive-amnesty-in-the-senate-backfire/

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/2-gas-is-the-worst-thing-to-happen-to-America-5944943.php

http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials-viewpoint/121514-730641-cromnibus-creates-lots-of-winners-and-losers.htm?p=full

http://freeradicalnetwork.com/the-right-questions/