Sunday, December 06, 2009

Obama Must Nix Cap-and-Trade If He Cares About Jobs, Says Deneen Borelli on Fox

If you weren't watching the Fox News Channel at 7:15 AM Sunday morning you missed Deneen Borelli explain how cap-and-trade would lead to more unemployment, but thanks to the magic of online video, we have her interview here:

Thanks to YouTube user WebsurferguyMN for posting the video on YouTube.

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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 11:25 PM

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Radio Day

I'm having another of what I call "radio days," in which I do a lot of radio interviews -- in this instance, on the latest developments in the health care debate.

If you care to tune in, I will be on the following stations (please note, all times given are Eastern):

KURV McAllen, TX
7:11 AM ET

WFLA Tampa, FL
7:23 AM ET

KTRH Houston, TX
7:34 AM ET

WTVN Columbus, OH
7:45 AM ET

WSYR Syracuse, NY
8:06AM ET

KIDO Boise, ID
8:20 AM ET

KVI Seattle
8:35 AM ET

KCOL Fort Collins, CO
9:17 AM ET

WHLO Akron, OH
9:40 AM ET

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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 6:56 AM

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Another on Rush

Another on Rush, from a Steelers fan:
Dear Amy Ridenour,

I am glad people are talking about boycotting the NFL. I have already emailed them to let them know of my intent. I almost ditched the Steelers last Super Bowl when Mr. Rooney thanked President Obama. As a huge Steelers fan myself, this was the last straw for me and the entire NFL.


Joseph McCoy
Oil City, PA

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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 2:09 PM

More on Rush Limbaugh and the NFL

On Rush Limbaugh and the NFL, more from the mailbag:
When our youngest (of 3) child became a serious soccer player, he introduced us to the world of international "football" or soccer. Now twenty years old, he has announced that he will never buy an NFL ticket or another NFL jersey, and he doesn't even listen to talk radio. If you were to check out his Facebook page, you would see an appeal to free Plaxico. He is well informed about the NFL and its players and the rather uneven penalties meted out to the players depending on where they may be found "guilty", and he may still watch a Panthers game or two, but he will save his money for English Premier League, European Soccer or World Cup.

And this is where the NFL is (pardon the expression) idiotic. The world of sports viewership is now global. And as William has pointed out this week to us, you don't hear the EPL players making political statements or any of the European or African players we follow. The governing bodies of international soccer may be territorial, but they are most definitely not commenting on the politics of team owners. A Russian thug can buy an English team, but that won't affect whether we root for Chelsea FC or not (we are, in fact, Arsenal FC, another London club, fans; and they are affectionately know as the "gooners", nothing politically correct about that, despite the rampant political correctness in the UK).

So, good luck NFL, I have been introduced to the excitement of the EPL and I will now allow that to monopolize my weekend viewing. An American actually owns a piece of Arsenal, but that doesn't affect my affections one iota. I will delight in the skills of players from Spain, the Netherlands, Denmark, Russia, France, England, Bosnia, the Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Mexico, and any other country that produces Arsenal talent. And, guess what, these players even understand economics (unlike some loud mouths from the NFL who have no problem alienating me and my pocketbook) and have commented on how the increase of UK income taxes from 40% to 50% this year will affect where they choose to play and the contracts they negotiate. Witness the top player in the world leaving Manchester for a Spanish team this year.

We now live in a GLOBAL economy. The NFL has just revealed how provincial it really is. So weekdays if I'm in my car, I'll listen to Rush; and weekends I'll be tuned in to the soccer channels. I grew up on Johnny Unitas and the Baltimore Colts. I'll relish my football memories as I savor political debate. Life is too short to waste time on Keith O's pregame show or whining football players. RIP, NFL. Your competition is global and your days are numbered. That's what they put the nets up for, regardless of the sport.

Mary Bejan
Durham, NC 27707

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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 12:56 AM

Friday, October 16, 2009

Quote of Note: Did Rush Really Lose?

"...most of the same people who want Limbaugh ostracized are the same ones who think it is OK for Roman Polanski to drug and rape a 13 year old. These are also the same people, the white ones, who do not want Michael Vice to ever play again, or at least to make his life a living hell as long as he does play.

In the end, and to their shame, the group of potential owners caved in and removed Rush Limbaugh from the investor group saying that it was not worth it to keep Rush involved if it risked their not getting the franchise.

In the past 2 days ESPN and other media outlets have been announcing that Rush Limbaugh has been punted, and there is I am sure great rejoicing in this in many quarters, particularly in the black community and on the left. They see this as some great victory. This is very sad. Why? Because I ask the simple question, who really won and who really lost? Did Rush really lose? Did black players or even more so black Americans win?

Rush is still the most popular radio personality in America. He will still earn over $25 million a year, and he will still want Barack Obama to fail. Nothing has changed.

At the same time, will one black child do better in school? Will one less gang killing take place in Chicago, Philly LA. Will the Rams play any better? The answer is of course no. No new jobs have been created and Iran, North Korea are still feverishly building nuclear weapons.

This is a sad state for our nation. Black America in the grip of the Liberal establishment is more addicted to mediocrity than they are to 'Crack Cocaine.' They are the willing pawns in the Liberal game. This is a sad state. In the end everyone that needs to win loses."

-Eddie Huff, "NFL vs. Rush Limbaugh - Who's The Real Loser," New Black Thought, October 14, 2009

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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 11:56 PM

Cancelling the NFL Sunday Ticket

My favorite letter of the day, and not just because it is from a Pittsburgher:

I completely agree with your suggestion to boycott the NFL. I too am originally from Pittsburgh and know exactly what you mean when you say that you care strongly about the sport. In fact, I almost feel like someone has died now that I canceled the NFL Sunday Ticket. I can't however continue to financially support an organization that would single out a private citizen for punishment simply because they don't agree with their political views. Is NBC aware of the hateful vomit that is spewed daily from Keith Olbermann?

In addition, I wonder what sacred "standards" the Commissioner was referring to in his press conference the other day. Are they the same standards that turn a blind eye to sadistic dog killers, wife beaters, suspected murders, and other unsavory thugs? Apparently the Commissioner is fine with filling the NFL ranks with the likes of Michael Vick, Dante Stallworth, Pacman Jones, and Ray Lewis - but conservative talk radio hosts need not apply. I am a proud conservative that is appalled at what is happening to this country. Too bad the NFL doesn't like my political views. I guess they don't like spending my money either. They will never get another penny of it.

It is a sad day for America,

Pembroke Pines, FL

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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 6:26 AM

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Deneen Borelli to be on Fox and Friends Monday

Project 21's full-time fellow, Deneen Borelli, will be a guest Monday morning on the Fox New Channel's Fox & Friends show.

Deneen will appear at approximately 6:15 AM Eastern. She is scheduled to discuss President Obama's lackluster reaction to the ongoing ACORN scandal as well as the Obama Administration's Department of Justice's investigation of the CIA.

As noted here Saturday, Deneen also will be a guest of the nationally-syndicated G. Gordon Liddy radio show on Monday at noon Eastern and on the Great American panel on the September 24 9-10 PM Eastern Hannity Show on the Fox News Channel, among other upcoming appearances.

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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 10:30 PM

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Raising Taxes By the Mile

Project 21's Ak'Bar Shabazz has an op-ed opposing a new federal tax on driving in Sunday's Washington Examiner.

It begins:
During the 2008 presidential campaign, President Obama endeared himself to many voters with a promise that 95 percent of Americans would get a tax cut and those making under $250,000 "would not see a single dime of tax increase - not on anything."

Since Obama won and he's already spent so much, it was only a matter of time before his pledge went by the wayside. First came new taxes on tobacco to pay for middle-class kids' health care.

Now Rep. James Oberstar, D-MN, chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, wants a vehicle mileage tax (VMT) imposed on every vehicle. And he wants it right away.

When a colleague suggested state-level pilot programs to test the feasibility of the tax, Oberstar replied: "It's going to be done, it's something we have to do. Why not just move it along?" Oberstar hopes for a vote as early as June.

Obama's transportation secretary, former Illinois Republican Rep. Ray LaHood, promoted a VMT back in February. Although the White House backed off LaHood's trial balloon then, Congress may now try to ram it down Americans' throats...
Read the rest here.

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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 11:18 PM

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Tom Borelli on the Jerry Hughes Show - Listen Live

Tom Borelli, co-director of the National Center for Public Policy Research's Free Enterprise Project with Steve Milloy, will be a guest on the Jerry Hughes Show today from 3 - 4 PM Eastern.

The Accent Radio Network show is heard on 19 stations nationwide. Click here to see if it is broadcast in your area, or click "listen live" at the top of that page to hear the interview via the Internet.


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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

WMAL Talker Chris Plante on Disney CEO's Expletive

Chris Plante, talk show host on ABC Radio's 630 WMAL in Washington D.C. today discussed the incident in which Walt Disney Company CEO Robert Iger used an expletive to conservative activist Tom Borelli.

The following is a transcript of that segment of Plante's show:
Transcript of the Chris Plante Show, March 11, 2009

Bob Iger, Robert Iger, the CEO of the Walt Disney Corporation drops the F-bomb after it's revealed that he's still carrying water for the Clintons.

Uh, you may remember, I guess a couple of years ago now, the ABC television network, owned by the Disney Corporation, produced a miniseries that was called "The Path to 9/11." It was based on the 9/11 Commission Report and it was supposed to be a factual telling of what led to the attacks of September 11th, and what was done, and what was not done, by, primarily, the Clinton administration.

It was considered to be, in many instances, embarrassing to the Clinton administration; in particular, to Sandy "Burglar," the then-National Security Advisor, who had instructed special operations forces affiliated with the CIA to not pull the trigger on Osama Bin Laden, and, uh, and a couple of other things that they found embarrassing. Well, you may remember that the Clinton administration officials complained to ABC and to Disney, and Disney went back and kind of changed a couple of things, you know, because you certainly wouldn't want to offend any Democrat politicians. Same policy they have with Republicans, right?

Um, well, a fellow, Tom Borelli, who represents a mutual fund, speaking at the Disney Company's shareholder meeting, brought up the fact that Bob Iger, who is a contributor to Democratic causes, a supporter of the Clinton administration, and a big Dem lib, the CEO of Walt Disney, has refused to package up the very, very popular, somewhat controversial "Path to 9/11" miniseries on DVDs and sell them. Well, Tom Borelli brought that up at the shareholders' meeting. And he pointed out the fact that Bob Iger is putting politics before profits and that shareholders are being denied an opportunity to benefit from DVD sales of this ABC miniseries, "The Path to 9/11."

And he said: "Since its broadcast in September 2006, Iger has refused to profit from this project, despite its significant market potential."

"The Path to 9/11," he said, received seven Emmy nominations, had 25 million viewers over two nights, and was highly ranked in the Nielsen ratings. The first night it was number-two and on the second night it was number-one - most-watched TV programs in the country.

[He] says: "Not only has Iger decided that Disney will not to sell the DVD, he will not allow the sale of the distribution rights. Lion[s] Gate was told that, uh, distribution rights were not available," and this fellow says it's all because Bob Iger is in the pocket of the Clintons.

Well, Mr. Borelli then walked down into the audience to Bob Iger, went to shake his hand. Bob Iger crossed his arms, refused to shake his hand, and said [pause] "FU!" Although he didn't abbreviate it that way; he used the entire word - "F--- you!" So much for Disney's family-friendly...

I, I, I love this guy "Tom Borelli" at the Disney board meeting, though. He then, after Bob Iger said "F--- you!" to him, in an unabbreviated form, Borelli returned to the podium and explained to the gathered audience exactly what Iger had just said; to the gasps of the audience!
We appreciate Mr. Plante's comments, and his show as well, which -- especially since President Obama's inauguration -- has been quite invigorating.

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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 11:10 PM

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Facebook Bans Anti-Stimulus Petition; Implies It May Be Porn

Facebook, Inc.

Edwin Mora of is reporting this morning that the social networking site Facebook has removed a conservative group's anti-stimulus petition from its website:
Facebook, one of the Internet’s top social networking sites, has kicked out a conservative group’s Web site --“” -- from its paid advertising space., which is promoting a petition to stop President Obama’s economic stimulus bill, is sponsored by the nonprofit conservative group Americans for Prosperity.

Phil Kerpen, national policy director for Americans for Prosperity, said the paid ad had been running for days on Facebook with no problem.

“They had already screened it and approved it,” says Kerpen.

The petition featured in allows for those who oppose the stimulus bill to voice their objections, which are then sent to their respective lawmakers...
Amazingly, according to, Facebook told Americans for Prosperity that one of the reasons it withdrew the ad was because it allegedly violated Facebook's Rule 8, which says "that ads may not 'contain, facilitate or promote 'adult' content or content that is 'offensive, profane, vulgar, obscene or inappropriate' or 'defamatory, libelous, slanderous and/or unlawful.'"

Since, this week anyway, Americans are still allowed to express an opinion on legislation, one must assume Facebook thinks opposing the stimulus is pornographic or potentially libelous. (I'm going with pornographic, since it is metaphysically impossible to libel Congress.)

During the first hour of her syndicated radio show today, Laura Ingraham is citing projects Facebook does allow. Among them: "F--- the Troops" (yes, the American troops) and projects supporting the release of terrorists from Gitmo.

Good going, Facebook. Guess you must have thought you had too many satisfied members.

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